A common misconception - in fact the line was written by a woman called Beatrice Evelyn Hall in her biography of Voltaire.
353 posts • joined 14 Aug 2007
Boeing... Boeing... Gone: Canada, America finally ground 737 Max jets as they await anti-death-crash software patches
Sure, we've got a problem but we don't really want to spend any money on the tech guy you're sending to fix it
Back in the day...
My dad used to work in Shell's aviation fuels department. One day his boss came in to the office and asked if anyone had their passport with them. Dad and another colleague did, whereupon the two of them were told to get to Biggin Hill pronto. Turned out that the company's new BAe 125 needed a few more passenger flight hours to receive its safety certification, and there was no way that the lives of Board members would be risked flying in an uncertified aircraft, so off they were whisked to Stockholm and back for the day.
Re: although the Emoji 12.0 character set
In Settings > Ease Of Access > Display (obviously) there's a option called "Automatically hide scroll bars in Windows" which is - of course - on by default. Switch it off and presto! no more disappearing scroll bars.
(I'm wilfully ignoring everything else for the sake of my blood pressure.)
My kneejerk reaction these days is to instinctively distrust any object with an adjective in its name, and assume that Marketing have tried to hide one of the product's more obvious failings behind a soothing word and a glossy, optimistic brochure (not forgetting the disclaimer at the bottom of the receipt stating "all sales are final, buyer assumes full liability resulting from use.")
Also, loyal to whom?
The trouble with only two monitors is having the bezels directly in front of you. You really need *three* of them.
There's a gaming-oriented version as well with a 144Hz refresh rate.
To my mind though, the best thing about it is the 1200 pixel height. Now I just need to find a grand in loose change down the back of the sofa...
Your mates vape. Your boss quit smoking. You promised to quit in 2019. But how will Big Tobacco give it up?
The anti-vaping lobby
As I recall, at the time of the first big vaping health-scare, the largest group lobbying for strict regulation / outright banning of vaping and e-cigs was actually Big Pharma, who were extremely concerned about the hit to sales of their nicotine-replacement products. NiQuitin (made by cuddly, loveable GlaxoSmithKline) and the like.
No not THAT kind of Office Wizard! Roll a diplomacy check to win the election: Vote tie resolved by a D20
If at first or second you don't succeed, you may be Microsoft: Hold off installing re-released Windows Oct Update
Thank $deity that week's over. Look, here's some trippy music generated from pixels of a Martian sunrise to play us out
Super Cali goes ballistic, net neutrality hopeless? Even Ajit Pai's gloating is something quite atrocious
"In a statement to The Register, Imad Sousou, corporate vice president and general manager of the Intel Open Source Technology Center, said it's "not true" that Debian can't distribute the microcode package."
Technically, he's absolutely correct in his assertion. Of course, what he's specifically NOT addressing is the fact that Debian *won't* distribute the package.
'Oh sh..' – the moment an infosec bod realized he was tracking a cop car's movements by its leaky cellular gateway
Re: Fuck that.
It starts with occasional massive lag, and random lockups and reboots. From there it's onto failure to boot, and the error message "could not do normal boot, mmc_read failed."
If your Note 4 is still working properly, the best thing you can do (after making sure that everything is fully backed up) is to limit internal storage memory access as much as possible and force everything you possibly can onto the SD card.
If you have started experiencing symptoms, there's a free app on the Play Store called 'Wake Lock - PowerManager'. Install that, set it to Partial Wake Lock and do all you can to avoid having to reboot. That's just putting off the inevitable though, so start shopping for a new phone.
As a coda, I asked the Samsung repair centre in Plymouth for a quote to replace the motherboard in my dead Note 4, and they wanted to charge me £250 for the part alone "because the Note 4 is really popular and so we can."