Looks like something BofH or PFY would build.
603 posts • joined 16 Jun 2012
First time I played it, was with two of my brothers watching. Armed with IDKFA, I get to E1M8 for the first time. Ride the lift up to the Bruiser Brothers areana and the doors open.
"Quick pull out something that will kill it!"
I brought up the chainsaw.
Happy times.. made even happier since discovering Zandronum and the Brutal Doom mod.
Re: Another deja vu?
"The zip file, however, can be constructed so that it also decompresses to c:\windows\system32\explorer.exe."
So long as the file isn't in use, of course...which it will be, unless you're using something else as SHELL. Unless it somehow manages to terminate the process when it reaches that point in the archive, overwrite it and when the shell reloads - that's when your'e in for a world of pain.
Re: I hadn't realised what Pocket was
"I wish there was an easier way to do a new-install configuration. Install these extensions, disable this that and the other, and change the UI in the following ways."
Install, configure then take a backup of the relevant identities directory and profiles.ini file. You'll find adding that to a subsequent new install (even on a different machine, or OS), everything will be as you set it without having to chance any config options. Bookmarks, history, passwords, installed extensions - it's all there. So adding that to a fresh install before launching FF will save a lot of config time.
Re: Which reminds me...
"browser.pocket.enable" doesn't seem to exist in Firefox 52.x (ESR), on CentOS 7.x."
Indeed. my about:config was based on FF43.0.4* (win32) so later ones will most likely be in a subtly different option.
*I won't go beyond that as there is so much bloat in later versions to disable I can't be arsed trawling through about:config or finding out that I can no longer disable said bloat because the option has been removed in the newer version.
"In the UK a ticket bought with a discount, using an annual Gold Card for example, is only valid with the associated photo ID; even if you've paid the fare if you forget the Gold Card & ID, the ticket's not valid."
And you have to pony up the difference in price if you want to continue your journey.
"Was that needed when BBCBasic had a built-in assembler? Or was that another space saving method?"
Nope. No shortcuts needed. The only space saving really would be abbreviating BASIC commands, but they just get expanded when you LIST.
10 <print whatever>
20 <set variable to zero>
40-90 <assembly code>
110- <rest of program>
Re: So UK addresses require UK residency?
"Maybe you owned the .co.uk or .org.uk version and then gained the .uk on those grounds and nobody thought to check?"
Indeed - if you have a .co.uk then you get the .uk version reserved for you automatically when the TLD was released. Can't speak for .org.uk though.
I thought the display of WHOIS information was opt-in to begin with? I remember when I first registered my domain there was a glaringly obvious tickbox that said something along the lines of "I consent to having my information shown in WHOIS lookups." If you didn't want it shown, the box was ticked or unticked. Simples.
Re: Problem / Solution
"Less than 15 minutes later, I've got an ISO for Win7 Home "Pro" (which confuses me),"
They most likely meant Home Premium. There's Home Starter, which has less features (eg Aero) and designed for really poor laptops - and Home Premium, which is basically the general home user version.
"Won't the laptop have a recovery partition and resetting to factory defaults put Windows 7 back on?"
Windows 10 completely twats any existing OEM recovery partition, rendering it useless - even if you access it by the OEM-defined method. To get it back you have to wipe the whole disk and restore it from its recovery media.
Re: i want a slice of that $600M
"And with UEFI, completly destroy the system."
Yup. Done that, albeit from an EFI prompt. Completely borked the motherboard to the point it just constantly power cycles when you try to switch it on. So yea, bork enough settings in any way, you have a duff mobo on your hands.