Windows? Does anyone still run that crap?
219 posts • joined 20 May 2012
Sold his home
his home is also being sold to raise a further £49,000.
It must have been in an expensive part of Dundee.
Remain an advanced economy?
Bill Mitchell, director of education at BCS, the chartered institute of IT, said the UK "really needs to do much better than this if we hope to remain an advanced economy in the digital age".
Bill Mitchell really does need to keep up -- has he not heard? We voted to leave.
Re: Webpages that crash
Indeed -- brilliant add on. I normally ensure these are disabled:
Sometimes I need the last one for some functionality. Looking at what the Indy or Torygraph request -- and what noscript forbids -- I'm amazed the Internet actually works at all.
Grasping at straws
Or for us watching it is getting funnier to watch as it continues to grasp at straws
Is it just me or are these straws, like white mice, getting smaller?
Awful, simply awful
The submarine bit really is irrelevant.
If this had been a gangland killing the opprobrium would have been extreme.
Whilst I, like everyone here, can concoct my own story of what may have happened, we must wait for due process to reveal the 'truth.'
Therefore I would argue any humour is misplaced. Sorry for being a killjoy, but we must show some respect.
Anntenae (not anntenas)
Opps, a little slip in there -- antennas -- but you corrected yourself afterwards with the correct form: antennae. At least you didn't commit that heinous crime of saying indexes when you meant indicies (or use matrixes for matrices).
Nice to see people still really know how to spell.
BTW, excellent article on the unsung heroes (from the Greek) that make everything else work.
(I'll get my coat.)
I remember in the 90s it used to be said: 'Intel makes faster processors, Microsoft makes slower ones.'
Seems it's still true.
Westminster is normally the expert at drafting impossible legislation
Westminster is normally the expert at drafting impossible legislation (see the 2011 Sun Rising in the West Act)
Or the 'Great Repeal Bill/Act.'
Re: Historically you might like to thank Gordon Brown.
Well put yourself in GB's shoes. If it helps think of the last UK election where the Tories tried to do the sensible thing of getting the dead to pay for the social care of the soon-to-be-dead. All those who would now lose their inheritance (mainly over-priced houses) had a fit.
Government is about working out who will pay. Alas democracy makes this very difficult, as every member of the electorate wants it not to be them. So we have stupid schemes such as student loans, where the students borrow from their future to pay for their studies. (And most won't actually pay them back -- how does that work?)
I agree that the IBM decision is not fair, but then again, the miraculous world of the 80s and 90s, when Thatcher freed us all to make loads of money and investment growth rates were extremely high (think endowment policies), couldn't last. But it did last 20 years or so, long enough for people to think it would go on forever.
Is news thin on the ground?
In the Bluemix e-mail, IBM notes: “There should be no impact to customers using a modern web client. This notification is intended to be informative only.
Hmm, sounds like a non-story.
I'm not a gynacolgist...
... but I'll have a look.
Just a sec, let me put my Google glasses on...
Yeshua (Hebrew) -> Iēsous (Greek) -> Jesus (Latin) --> Oy! Nutter (ASBO English)
Yawn..... M$, Yawn Linux ooohhhhhhhhh lovely
Yeah, well you might like Windows, but for me it is a pile of shite.
Personally I spend much of my time in vi or at the bash prompt. With sed, awk and all the other clever tools on Linux I get soooo muuuuch done. I get to use a computer just as it was intended, as a tool to make my life easier.
I write a script the first time I do something then I run the script whenever I want to do it again. Or better, put it in cron, and it does it for me. Wiping my arse or what?
And Windows? Oh yes, I have to use that interface that is designed for even granny to use. Let me remember what I did before, hang on, here it is. Yep, click there and there, open that, enter some text (again; damn I've lost the link... ok. again); do some more mouse jiggery-pokery, click ok and...
Fuck, something went wrong. If only I could get the damned thing to remember what I did last time. Oh no I can't, because the interface is designed for granny. So we ALL have to live with the lowest common denominator.
THAT is why Windows is SHITE. Microsoft controls it not you.
An unknown person accessed a list of email addresses in a log file
What? They don't audit their systems? Does everyone just use the 'admin' account?
Aren't these supposed to be clever spooks?
Re: Axed Geoblocking
When the UK leaves the EU there's going to be no native English speaking countries
What? You think most of the EU don't speak or understand English? Have you been to Norway -- everyone speaks English; opps, not in the EU. Let me try again. Sweden, everyone I have ever met speaks English, normally in a clearer accent than my Lancashire one. Denmark -- I challenge you to find someone who can't speak English. Finland -- not everyone speaks English, but most do and even in the far north.
Hmm, what about other places I've been to? Germany, well in western Germany you can't practise German because the buggers keep pushing the conversation to English; I can in the more eastern districts. Poland, you will be surprised how many speak it there. I even met a Polish guy with a strong Geordy accent once. The Netherlands, I'm going to shay no more.
Moving further south. In Spain and Italy granted there are some who don't speak it, but amongst the young it is quite common. And if you go out to Turkey (ok not EU) in Istanbul everyone is young and everyone speaks Engilsh to some degree.
What I have I missed? Oh, France. Granted, English outside Paris is far less common, even amonst the young. But to suggest that English is not widely used in the EU is ridiculous. A meeting between a German, Fin and Italian will be in English.
And we are choosing to leave the EU. We are the idiots.
It starts in the Mosques -- really?
Does she really believe radicalisation starts online?
It does not, it starts in the Mosque/School
Ah ok. And I thought it was 13 year olds listening to wonderful stories of the paradise in Syria, if only they would get their arses over here to see for themselves.
And then when they are there...
but maybe you're right. Maybe it is the Mosques sending them over.
AI actually works, saving lives, saving, saving doctors time...
... saving insurers money.
[Ah Mr Jones. Thanks for all your preima over the years, but we won't be paying your claim as Google gave us your name before you came in; we've had time to think up a few excuses...]
True, but the Deutsch is better! (...and I got some of it before I succumbed to translate.google.com. So I'll give myself a personal upvote with my cake... :-)
Re: Rage! Fonts
Nope, user-agent makes no difference. Info is still leaked via the plugins. So I pretend to be anything but Unix, but the plugin descriptions tell another story. :(
Re: App option
Or perhaps the options should be:
* Insane (a la Tesla)
* Lewis H
Or an incredible patient.
He's out of bed again.
Re: One word:
Nope, ad nauseam.
This is a use of the accusative that means motion towards. The ad and the final -m must go together.
No, no, no, no no.
I am one of the 22% and will remain so -- permanently.
You won't let me see your content unless I turn off my adblocker?
Re: Horse stable door bolted
You can't say this!
Your average UKIP voting numpty won't know this, won't understand it, and won't care in any case.
If it says 'EU' it's just bad. They have no idea what the EU is or what it does. And they DON'T WANT TO KNOW.
Re: Timely advice
Anyway I was planning to go to US this August to watch the solar eclipse, but I guess I'll go to some other more relaxing place and spend my money there instead.
'Intelligent design,' solar eclipse and Muslims. Surely scope for a fake news story there?
How many os in oo*.com ?
Trawling through the options I've put in ooooooooooo.com and got a response. So there is a domain for
Honestly, this is just silly.
Spelling distinction between Scotch whisky and Irish and American whiskey is a 19c. innovation.
I want all socially irresponsible tax dodging companies like Microsoft to shove off...
and if they could take their pile of poo OS with them, life would be far better too.
Licence not license
Sorry to be a pedant, but it's licence not license. Licence is a noun, as in driving licence.
License is a verb, as in you are licensed to drive.
the internet clearly isn’t working for people
Err, how do you think offshoring works?
People here (in the G7) may not be gaining many jobs, but you ask people in China, Thailand, India, etc whether the Internet (capital I please) is working for them. You may get a different answer.
The Internet is benefiting the world. Look at this from a global perspective and you will see MASSIVE changes are afoot.
install Start10 which is available at small cost.
Don't you see? By sucking up to M$ you are moving into the pay for everything world?
Just format the hard disk and remove the virus. Then put on Linux. it's free. Works everywhere, and gives you everything you need WITHOUT having to pay a penny.
Of course if you have more money than sense...
Oh, and Happy New Year, even to Windows users.
This sums it up
But cloud providers are unlikely to take on business impact liability based on the value of a customer’s data, because it’s a difficult thing to measure and could potentially cost them dearly.
So the best thing to do (if you MUST use the cloud) is to HA your business between two cloud providers, and replicate your data.
Your data your responsibility. Simples!
Re: Only significant for those involved.
Microsoft run their business using Excel?
Re: Vine who?
What a cool picture. Thanks for that.
Put yourself back into the 1560s. That ship was state of the art technology. And the plough showed how hard day-to-day life was. You can see so much of his time in that image.
Stunning! Again, thanks for that.
Re: Anoying Horn
Built in tasers? Automate everything.
But we will know who they are
Each car will have images of those who are causing disruption. Simply introduce a law to fine offenders. The police can be alerted to attend problem locations, and these alerts can be generated in real time.
A few high profile cases in the media with punitive fines will stamp the problem out.
Remember, we will have the technology to know this is going on. Hey, the automatic (unmarked) police cars can be programmed to get to the scene automatically.
No, I see this problem as solvable.
What's an exe file?
A History of Britain in Numbers
These are definitely worth a listen.
Andrew Dilnot, chair of the UK Statistics Authority, brings to life the numbers that highlight the patterns and trends that have transformed Britain
will both AWS and IBM disappear when a Dell/EMC cloud appears?
It's getting really cloudy. Or is that because Sun has disappeared?
Re: If Bees make honey...
Trouble is, Unilever is Euro-based.
Our issue is more related what Greece refused to do: they didn't want to leave the Euro because it would make them poorer when they got the Drachma back. We have decided to leave and so are now becoming poorer. Marmite is more expensive -- that's what Brexit means.
There must be a lot of Marmite-haters out there.
Re: How disappointing...
ok how about this?
FART FOR PRESIDENT !
and until all of these clowns stop pointing fingers and start shaking hands
Yes these Brexiters refuse to compromise, insisting we must kerb immigration above all else, and that...
Oh sorry, you are talking about the US.
The lecy company cuts off your supply because of some numptie or other. Instead of getting back to them to connect you again, you just do it yourself (with big rubber gloves) or get a friendly electrician.
Your meter won't register any usage -- hey, you've been cut off. No one comes round to check -- they are all on the dole.
Winner! Free electricity. Bring it on!
it excludes the parts of the country...
If you don't live in North or South Holland (most do), you may be pissed off.
The Netherlands (better Nederlands) please.
Re: People need to wake up to the fact...
We are an island. We are great (we even have that in our name).
We have just won control back. Did you not notice?
Borders in data have gone! What a stupid statement.
Now, what does this Windows key do again...?
... oh fuck!
Did anyone ever work out what the shiny thing at the top of this image is:
Re: Regressive tax
And, while I"m on a rant, why do BBC radio listeners get a free ride? Those free-loading pirates living it large off the back of artists and TV watchers. Seen from afar one could call this class warfare where the poor pay for the rich...
Leave us radio bods alone. I'm currently in Zurich and I can happily listen to Radio 4 whenever I want. I don't watch TV and try not to use their (progressively shitty) news website. But I do like Radio 4.
So shut the fuck up and don't let anyone know you can legally do this for free. Otherwise the cunts will try to stop it.
Are you seriously telling me...
... people still use Windows?
For goodness sake, that virus has been going for 25 years or so. Do people NOT learn?