Same question about windows 7...8....10...
361 posts • joined 26 Jan 2011
Re: Old Linux ?
486 DX2 66 with 4 meg ram, running OS/2 Warp 3 presentation manager, and running Word 6 in its integrated Windows 3.1 interface. And running what could be called “virtualised” today an ms-dos 1.1 image in a command shell. And MS-DOS 6.11 image in another command shell, and a Slackware image in a 3rd image in a command shell, though it did end up pulling a trap D when trying to boot a QNX image into the OS2 presentation manager...
Re: Yeah - but if I am a "common criminal" I'll definitely find another non-indiegogo to pawn
AETP rather than PETA - Animals Eating Tasty People...
Re: unless I am wrong
You can’t afford the Apple tax.
Re: The song the headline refers to...
Vonce ze rockets goes up who cares vhere zey komm down. Zat’s not my Department...
Unfortunately too much for my tastes
Re: Banana Equivalent Dose (BED)
You should be able to get a bottle or two on during Lent - you have to drink somthing with the host don’t you ?
Re: Grapes do not absorb much
Interesting that rosé has less Cs than reds and supports your cucumber peel reading: rosé wines are either pressed or more often “bled” off, so the actual fermenting juice is separated from the grape skin, so it would seem that it’s concentrated in the skin, and not just on it or in the yeast used for the wine ( the white powder on a grape skin is actually yeast and can be used to ferment the grapes naturally, though it can be filtered out in “post processing”.
As for mushrooms, in Germany if you hunt boar, you have to do a radiation test on them as some of them are not clean for human consumption due to their personal consumption of forest mushrooms and sometimes have to be disposed of as low level radioactive waste, and there have been some studies about using fungi in radiation cleanup as they do clean some radioactive elements from the earth where they grow, following some studies in Chernobyl where fungi growing in the plant were much more radioactive than the supports they were growing on - and explains the glow in the dark wild piggies who love shrooms...
Re: New version of Cluedo
Aha, the joker card - no body no murderer :)
How many customs offices still use office 97 and crash at 65535 lines...
Bypass autoexec bat & config.sys..
Press F5 or F8 as soon as you see "Starting MS-DOS"?
The boss is coming? I can carry on watching cat videos until she finishes then...
Well, that takes care of my storage upgrade plan.
Mine is the one with the monkey wrench, crowbar, snorkel and facemask in the pockets...
Re: Emergency Red Buttons deserve a label
My high school’s elf of safety decided that the computer classroom needed one of those red mushrooms as a master power off switch in case of fire, and so directed the maintenance bloke to install it, by the door, about 5 feet of the deck.
The computer classroom was small, 12 computers on 2 parallel rows of desks, for the students and one for the teacher, with the door at the back right of the room, desks extending left.
Anyone coming to kibbutz in the room to talk to the teacher generally came in and lent against the rear wall, or a student slinking out for a bio-break was generally followed by a sudden darkness, silence, then wailing and gnashing of teeth especially when the computers were being used to write up end of year reports and where word 6’s auto save was set to 10 minutes...
Re: Confusing .....
So nothing like "Samsung" "Galaxy" then... I don't know how much they cleaned up their act. At least when they started adding an incremental prefix it got a bit clearer then they came out with the "galaxy" "tab" range of tablets and fablets... though drop the galaxy and just use it's real name things can clear up a bit I still have no idea which one of the galaxies is the latest and greatest though today...
Re: Got to give this punk some credit.
512 KiB? My IBM Aptiva 486 DX2 66 came with 4096 KiB as standard and I though they were being cheap bar-stewards!
Almost had one of those catch fire on me. Paper sensor through the hot roll failed, and somehow the fuzer lamp stayed on with half a dozen sheets jammed in the hot rolls. We got the support ticket about a paper jam through just as I had lined up a couple of priority desktop support requests in the same area and thought I would give it a look as I was visiting an office next door rather than sending the PSD guys to get them out of the support office and drinking our coffee, and was surprised to see smoke coming out of the air vents. Probably there just in time to stop the 1200 people at IBM Sainte Marie site from being evacuated...
Re: Had the fire brigade called to a five star hotel, in Malta....
About a month ago at the Travelodge Royal Scot, about 10 minutes walk from King's Cross / Saint Pancr(e)as. Worst full English ever, but I digress.
Some of the inmates came down to breakfast, grabbed a croissant and dropped it in the conveyor belt toaster.
It jammed at the back rather than being scooted out of the front, prompting a "ehhhh, excuse me, my Croissant's stuck", followed by the cook/attendant/cleaner/washerupper/handyman trying to prise a quickly blackening croissant out the back of the toaster with 2 wooden spoons, then scooted off to find cook/attendant/cleaner/washerupper/handman #2 to come to lend a hand.
Croissant starts to ignite.
Whilst c/a/c/w/h #1 looks into the toaster at the black, smoking lump at the back, #2 drops off the mugs and plates and walks back 2 minutes later to help #1 pry the now well flaming remains of a burnt offering whose smell pleased $DEITEY, with wooden spoons and bacon tongs* from the toaster.
The whole room is now watching this unfold, starting to pack up laptops and get jackets on before the flre alarms go off, amid a pale blue, sugar and margarine scented haze.
Croissant removed, dropped into bucket. No-one thought of turning the toaster off or pulling the plug (even before they started furkling around with metal bacon tongs). No-one suggested it either, probably waiting for a big blue spark and a 50hz buzzzzert. Nothing in the end, not even a beep from the smoke detector.
So, no, maybe the conveyor belt toaster is not the way to go.
Re: We all recognise HP there...
www.altavista.digital.com was the search engine.
Itself from greek, "Lysis", digestion and putrification; and "Anal", from the rectum.
Therefore meaning, "a rotten arsehole".
I think it suits the company.
Re: Whoop! Whoop! Whoop!
Shorter list (ok taken out some of the CDN servers) :
Add those to your ublock domain filter file, though it will nuke access to FB & Instagram's front end sites too. Not that it really bothers me that much!
Double double, soil and trouble, fire burn and heat shield bubble: NASA cracks rover, has dirty talk with ESA
Re: I think I heard this one before....
It could have been worse. They could have come from Uranus.
---> I'll get my coat...
Re: "I did read Hamlet all the way through"
I thought it was a cigar...
Re: Double entendre?
I live on the South side of the Channel. A lot of Europeans believe that English humour is limited to Mr Bean which hacks me off no end. Some expressions, double entendre (which is French expresson to start with) and imaged expressions and insults fly way over peoples head.
Now back to this being a younger generation thing: in the 50’s and 60’s a series of very well known French films with the dialogs written by Michel Audiard you could almost translate word for word the insults and sayings direct into English, and they work just as well - this was just the way people spoke in those days in that environment (“film noir”). I have seen people in extasy that TF1 is playing “Les Barbouzes” one evening on tv and they can recite some of the phrases by heart and laugh around the coffee machine... but use that same expression with the same end meaning in day to day life in similar conditions (and because that same equivalent phrase is also still used in Blighty) then you will be met with blank confused stares. I still struggle to get this cognitive détachement.
Now get off my lawn, give me back my Amstrad PCW-5128.
Sounds like a load up of Bull Hooks.
I’m sorry? Who has got mites?
Re: "this time it's for real"
This was already being said in 1999...
Re: Seeing the light
I remember reading an article about this a few years ago, and some pc/mobo manufacturers alleviated this by randomising the flashing when the HDD was being used. I don't know if this ever made it to mainstream implementation though...
Re: Hoist rocket to altitude, light blue touch paper, retire
LOHAN got abandoned... How about chatting up a friendly fishing boat, and setting her off in international waters?
I thought that was acronym for a Dirty Harry expresson according to Urban Dictionary...
Re: I can't help but feel...
You don’t bounce after being pushed out of a window into a skip full of CRT’s. Apparently. From what I’ve been told.
Re: S&M dyslexic?
> Dim bulb as applicant
You owe me a new keyboard! Made my morning that did !
Re: Does it matter?
Don’t the yanks have an X-37 to recover that sort of thing or is it so bloody big that it’s only coming down under Newton’s gracious auspices?
And a soldering iron for all the cpu’s that are welded to the mobo...
Suem Grabbitt and Runn ?
From my aulde C programming days...
I thought that in C, returning 0 = success, and anything other was an error code that depended on the function, eg: 0 -> OK; 1 -> password invalid; 2 -> user not found...?
Re: Still not too late
Hum. The legend was that the ships were designed by BaE to be cat & trap compatible IIRC... it was part of the spec (that by the pricing , they may have ignored)...
Re: So, No Other Google News Today, Then?
No, there is a new radiation cloud...
And the hostname. So we can be sure it's you.
Terrible Infrastructure Totally Stopped Usual Processes?
Temporary Inhibititing The Standard Use of Platform?
Trying Imaginatively To Stop Users Paying?
Testing Interactively The Support Unit's Protocols?
Twitter Indigation To Service Unavailability Problems?
Re: I've personally measured 61,750ish volts on an empty, unused Styrofoam coffee cup
Ok, so do we say one Nylon Bloomer (Nb) = 85 kv ?
Naming redundancy projects
I think that a company that has the time and money to hire consultants just to think up a project code name of their latest cost cutting firing plan deserves to be put through a meat grinder...
Yep. BOFH needs more Bzzzzzert and LARTings....
Hundreds of thousands...
That is a lot of defective gear that somehow went walkabout with no-one noticing...
Are you talking about the Blackberry Priv ? :)
Re: 'religious stretching'
That's what she said...
Re: Take responsibility for content
Using the hosts file does not work for a lot of the ad neworks that use dynamic subdomains that change at almost every call...
I is confused
OK, I personally believe that once you sign up to Uber as a driver you are strung up to their terms and conditions that can be very restrictive, but shirley if you affiliate yourself with them as an independant, you have, at on a personal level, to pay state charges as an independant... that is after all their model...? No?
Re: From the original article
I always found under DOS by rebooting, hitting F8 during boot and just loading the mouse driver and keyb.sys was enough to start any game in about 600k of free memory...