Re: Only the second?
What about Windows ME?
The less said about WinME, the better... now was your mouth out with soap!
Though saying that - the original Win98 release wasn't much better - they had to release it again to get it right.
603 posts • joined 16 Jun 2012
This reminds me of an article I read where a Beeb tech journalist referred to HTML and CSS as programming languages, whipped up a few pages, and went on to claim he had learned a new progamming language in a day.
It was always my understanding that programming languages and markup languages were two totally separate entities.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-17726085 If anyone fancies a gander.
Nuke - for the potential fallout.
"* From The Next Generation onwards - before that, Starfleet crew used portable flip-phone-style transceivers."
Not technically correct... the crew of the Enterprise C had the traditional style badge (and uniforms from the 2-6 films), and the functionality of the badges seen from TNG onwards. True that episode is a TNG one (Yesterday's Enterprise), but the timeframe which the Ambassador Class ship was in service was quite a while before the Enterprise D was launched.
I know on the windows version there's a funky setting in the registry so you can tell it to launch in offline mode - I can't speak for the Mac version though, but I'm sure if one poke around in the settings file (wherever it lives) the same thing could be done.
Why not depost it somewhere with lots of greenery... I mean plants and trees do love CO2... they get more 'food', we get more air to breathe.
That, or just find a way of using CO2 as a reliable power source. Given how much we generate, it could provide a tasty amount of juice.
"What happens when a hacker or pissed off employee corrupts the SatNag and dumbed down drivers just follow the SatNag's directions slavishly off the eadge of the nearest cliff like Lemmings!!!!!!"
Current SatNavs already have a habit of doing this, and that's without user intervention. Sending 18 wheeler trucks down country farm lanes and getting stuck. Or telling you to take the next left in its journey plan, and sending you straight into a multistorey car park gate, and totalling your motor - as happened to a famous figure I met a few years ago.
Schools teach these days? Earlier I read an article about the new "core curriculum" they are going to introduce...looks an awful lot like the stuff I did when I started school - in 1987. (such as teaching kids their multiplaction tables at an early age, and the importance of grammar and punctuation etc).
Also, an addition to your deluded 240 workers (which made me giggle) - you forgot to mention the sharing of a crappy inkjet printer between them all. ;-)
Have they fixed the issue where it decides to scroll up and down pages while you are filling forms in using their browser (because certain letter keys function as a shortcut to page up/down), and pressing delete whilst in said text box it decides to go back a page instead? (on those with physical keyboards/pads)
My first BB was the Pearl 8220 (the one with wifi) - wasn't too bad, except for the above problem, and that it decided to reset itself at random - usually during a call. I went through three of them and the all exhibited that problem. Never bothered since.
I recall one of the early TNG episodes (might even be the pilot) where they do a warp-speed transport, though I think they dropped out of warp for an instant to transport, then jumped back to warp 9. But warp-beaming happened a lot - I vaguely remember the phrase "matching warp speed for transport". Might have been DS9 or Voyager though, but it's definitely in there somewhere. In fact thinking about it... "Best of Both Worlds" springs to mind...
From BOFH 2006, episode 8:
"Well I logged in as root earlier and I was just going to try that ps thing you mentioned, but instead I accidentally typed in 'nohup cd /; rm -rf * > /dev/null 2>&1 &' "
"Okay." he gasps, "Just type in fg."
"fg, ok, oh bugger, I accidentally typed control-d instead."
"I...well, I suppose we could have a lesson on reinstalling a box from scratch," he sniffs.
One would never see 500GB/500GB on a hard disk. Some of that is lost when it's initially low level formatted at the factory, due to sector/layout information etc. In reality a 500GB disk when unpartitioned will only allowed something in the region of 440GB because of this. Much in the same way 3.5inch floppies had an unformatted capacity of 2MB. A chunk of that is taken when it's formatted, leaving you with 1.44MB. I've got 2x 250GB hard disks in my rig, and their unformatted capacity is 232.88GB, due to the above reason.
Flash memory/memory cards are no different in this respect. With this in mind on your nice shiny new 250GB drive (in this case), you'll have 210GB free after Windows (or your OS of choice) is installed.
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