Showing my age
163 posts • joined 22 Apr 2012
Showing my age
I agree, I have an Xperia Z2 10" tablet, still works well, does what I need, why would I replace it?
....that they managed to get it to print a PDF at all.
Actually, quite a lot of schools in the UK now use Chromebooks, especially primary schools.
Those that don't use iPads of course, but some do use both.
Aren't gamers already used to being spied on by games companies anyway?
Glad I don't game. I don't use windows either.
I was amused to see a guy in Dieppe, France, driving a silver scooter with a large pipe on the back.
He placed the end of the pipe over some offending dog poo and there was a sucking sound, then he drove off, leaving a neat circle of disinfectant on the pavement.
They are called Motocrottes.
Bluetooth tablet keyboards do exist.
Lots of schools these days have lots of iPads.
However the logistics of managing them and their installed apps is a pain in the butt, even with Meraki or Lightspeed.
They also fall short in many ways such as printing hires images over wifi networks, and the broadcast, non routable nature of most Apple protocols.
Chromebooks are a much better fir for the education market.
Sad to see it go, I have upgraded without problems since the first Mythbuntu release.
I run Mythbuntu as a backend server with Kodi on a Pi and various Android clients.
My mythbuntu server also runs PHPmyadmin, Nextcloud, Motioneye, and a couple of other database apps, plus doubling as a general use pc and a digital photoframe.
MythTV is awesome, and I will probably move to Ubuntu with XFCE and Mythtv.
Mythbuntu just made it all a lot easier.
I must admit I checked the date.
Nope, unless they have time travel sewn up, it isn't April1
Actually, TV in the US (excluding subscription channels like Netflix etc, which have no Ads) is declining.
Yes, they have already considered TVs that can pause LiveTV if they detect the room is empty during an ad break.
Just record in advance on a PVR and skip the ads on playback.
Or pause the live TV and make a drink, then skip forward.
This comment is brought to you by the makers of Humax Personal Video Recorders, Hauppuage PCTV cards and MediaPortal software.....
And where does the money come from to pay for the advertising?
Out of the customer's pockets that's where.
I pay for unwanted advertising almost every time I buy something. Who's the "thief" now?
Probably used boiling water too.....
Everyone Knows that scalds the leaves.
Blasphemy is an insult to his Noodliness.
We Marinarans should wipe out the Carbonara heresy.
Sorry to mess with your stereotype, but these days, engineers carry tool cases or even briefcases, not boxes, and rarely wear overalls. They may even wear a smart suit.
Except on TV of course, where an engineer always wears a stained boiler suit and a woolly hat and carries a clanking cantilever toolbox, even when working on advanced electronics.
For some reason, I read that as part of the text and nearly choked on my coffee.
Icon: maybe it should be where's the IT angle grinder?
"A penis is presumably more compressible than a finger since there's no bone."
That all depends, on whether the sight of a fireman excites him......
The paperless office.
Apparently the best thing you can do to increase your printing costs is to install a document management system.
Supposedly promoting paperless working, in general printing actually goes up, because users print out a document and read it, then discard it. This happens multiple times.
By the way, printing from iPads, Iphones, Android, and even (shudder) Windows phones is pretty simple to set up actually, we do it all the time.
They are all the stuff of 60s science fiction, yet they all exist now.
Just not in a form that many people want to use them.
And some people will not be able to use them without a bucket, because of purely physical variations and limitations of human beings.
About 15% of the population cannot "see" 3D, and even more end up with a headache after a short session of watching.
I expect the VR intolerant will be an even larger segment.
And the calls can be very amusing.
Except to repair the printers, of course.
New office, nice shiny pcs, UPS the size of a small fridge.
Plug in the new large colour photocopier, switch on, everything switches off.
Investigate the UPS, which was still charging up.....and plugged into a 13amp mains socket via a kettle lead with an 8 amp fuse in the plug......
Turned out that socket also had a 10 amp circuit breaker in the consumer unit......
Once got a carrier bag full of various boxes of Turkish Delight from a grateful customer who ran an import business selling the sweets. Superb stuff.
These days if I do small favours for friends, I ask them to donate to charity.
So far solar aid are about a hundred quid better off.
Just bought a chromecast2.
£30 from Pcworld, came with a £20 Google play movies voucher, and a 2 month SkyNow movies pass.
Will I be subscribing after they run out?
I doubt it, I have even struggled to use previous free passes anyway.
I do use Blinkbox or Play movies now and then, but I fail to see any value in a monthly subscription.
For older content, it is often cheaper to buy a DVD off ebay or a car boot than it is to rent it for one night.
I have seen customers with exactly that in place, Linux based units running RDP to a windows server somewhere on the internet.
Apparently thou shalt not wear mixed fibres either:
So eating pork while wearing a wool/linen mix is probably a guarantee of eternal hellfire.
Wonder if polyester and cotton counts?
Funny how so many people on-line seem to rely on obscure macros, plugins and fonts.
Or is it just those that post comments?
To be honest, probably for 75% or more of users, LO is more than adequate.
Slartibartfarst's, perhaps, although he was best at doing fjords.....
Maybe they found the ANY key
I have seen two separate customerss recently running Linux thin clients using RDP to run a windows desktop with Office etc. the only problems were with a locally connected MFD printing and scanning
"Ad blockers are the very reason why this isn't happening. As more and more people use ad blockers, publishers need to show more and more intrusive ads to earn the same amount of money."
That argument is nonsense, like saying we get so much spam because we use spam filters.
Ad blockers are in demand because the ads are so intrusive.
Companies often demand flashier, more intrusive advertising despite the advice of the people who actually produce it.
It would be interesting to know what the clickaway rate is for some sites where the advertising is so bad you can't actually read the page.
I support MFP hardware and software from several manufacturers on customers' networks, and the phone hasn't been that busy.
When untrained users, who don't even know how to install a network printer, upgrade to win10, we have to fix the mess.
On these, we need to un-install the rubbish WPS and WSD drivers that Windows 8 and 10 insist on using, (they often end up with a multifunction printer installed as a standalone (not working) scanner).
Then install the correct drivers.
Next, fix the broken network shares, and get job management settings working.
Then fix SMB and email scanning.
The other big problem is the "modern" apps being made default, especially the terminally stupid windows pdf reader.
On networks with sysadmins, they probably do this themselves.
Really Windows10 is more like a service pack for Windows 8.1
So the upgrade from 8 or 8.1 should be smooth and easy, shouldn't it?
And as they've re-added some of the stuff they removed from 7, that should be good to go as well...
Free, what's not to like....until you see how much gata they can now slurp from your PC...."free"
I'll take ten!
No, as any ex-Roneo engineer will tell you, we used to get that about twice a week.
Still around, but now called Neopost, and they don't sell duplicators or copiers anymore.
Shall I sell windows 8.1 or 7 PCs, or load them up with an untried OS that my customers will get for free anyway, and I can say "sorry not supported on that machine" when it breaks ?
hmmmm....I'm sure there's an answer here......
I think that p*ssing off your customers so much that you have to give them your main product for nothing is pretty much a fail, however you look at it.
As noted, this is not his holy noodlyness, for a start, everyone knows he exists only in holy Marinara sauce.
There is also a distinct lack of meatballs.
Worshippers of a false god should be subjected to death by the holy knife and fork.
sigh of relief......
Downloaded win10 ISO, pro version, wouldn't boot in Vbox without EFI turned on.
Then found that my MAPS key wouldn't work, so downloaded the Enterprise ISO. this wouldn't boot in VBox unless I turned EFI off.
Trying to download it on a windows7 PC using IE11 (sometimes MAPS insists) I got "4 hours and 15 minutes left"
So out of interest I tried on a Linux PC using Firefox, the download took 9 minutes, same site, same file, same network connection.
Maybe Linux users get priority :)
Actually, some Linux distros are easier to learn than win10
I use Google+ as much as I use Facebook, which is ...er not much.
For power users, maybe.
For me, the real pain is the stupid ribbon interface in MSO.
Most people use a tiny fraction of any office package's features.
I have yet to find anything missing in Libre, and I can't use MSO at home because I don't have any windows PCs there.
"Fully supports" -nope.
Good luck opening a password protected odf or ods file in Office.
(password protected doc and xls work fine in Libre)
No surprise that the OS with around 80% of the market has more malware than the others.
Of course if Windows phone10 is actually just a flavour of Windows, that figure will change dramatically, won't it?
How much malware is there for Windows?
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