* Posts by Robin Traylor

11 posts • joined 30 Aug 2007

US airline pilot pops a cap in cockpit

Robin Traylor

AD? No. It's an ND.

There is no such thing as an 'accidental discharge, it's a negligent discharge. This isn't an accident, it's an act of negligence.

If he'd followed the four rules of firearms then this would never have happened.

Hospital radio station struggles with Yahoo! email 'blockade'

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Yahoo! No. Yaboo!

I run a small mail system with MDaemon which handles a few domains and have no end of problems delivering mail to Yahoo. It's very often that I'll look at the system to find a number of mails all held in the queue and checking the logs shows exactly the same thing.

My system is very clean and locked down against being hijacked or used by spammers.

Yahoo is far too cautious and blocks far too much genuine mail but they don't care about it as far as I can tell. I've been in touch with their boffin techys and they just tell me to retry sending. Mail does get through eventually but it's like a grey list gone badly wrong.

NASA delays space station repair to ponder tear

Robin Traylor

Minmatar at its best.

Duck tape for the win! Any Matari internet spaceship pod pilots out there will be proud :)

Singapore Airlines bans A380 rumpy-pumpy

Robin Traylor
Paris Hilton

What they don't know....

If it's all private, who's to know what goes on in those private suites.

Apart from the hostess who has to change the sheets and finds them either a) sticky, or b) crispy.

Sun: MoD has Bond/Potter/Klingon cloaking device

Robin Traylor
Happy

How many sheds?

Arthur Jackson would be proud!

Pentagon: Electromagnetic pulse bombs from 2012

Robin Traylor
Alien

Smartbombs

Meh, some of us have been strapping smartbombs on to our internet pretend Eve-Online spaceships for ages.

And it's not just EM. We can do Thermal, Explosive and Kinetic as well.

Dogs blast hunter with shotgun

Robin Traylor

*sigh*

Anyone who's stupid enough to lay a loaded and cocked shotgun on the floor deserves what they get.

Paris Hilton heads for the cryogenic freezer

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She'd get it

Well I'd still happily slip her a length. Blonde bimbo she may be, but she's pretty fit with it.

World of Warcraft smites den of orc and elf sexual delinquency

Robin Traylor

pedophilia?

Is this an English or American site?

Vista attacked by 13-year-old virus

Robin Traylor

huh?

What's this got to do with Vista?

Microsoft promises less-annoying Vista OS early next year

Robin Traylor

Am I using the same Vista?

I've been using Vista Ultimate for the last four months, apart from the minor glitch of it being a bit slow to copy stuff I've had absolutely no problems with it whatsoever. I'm not saying it's bug free, it obviously isn't but I've not experienced any issues at all.

It was time for me to build a new PC and I built one with Vista in mind, a Core 2 CPU, 8800 graphics and 4Gb of RAM and it runs Vista like a train.

I loved Windows 2000, I absolutely hated XP and it's 'Fisher Price' front end, otherwise known as 'My First Windows' with it's Tellytubby wallpaper and when I was forced to use XP I made it look and work as much like Windows 2000 as I could. I was prepared to do the same with Vista but decided to leave it as it was for a few days to see how well Aero worked. Aero worked well and I left the default Vista theme in place.

With a good system, specced and built for the purpose, I love Vista. It's quick, it's clean, it just feels a lot smoother than any previous OS Microsoft has given us. I had a memory fault so had to RMA 2Gb of the 4Gb I had and while I was running with just 2Gb I noticed no real drop in performance.

People at work knock Vista because it's fashionable to not like Microsoft. I'm not a 'brand' fanboi, I use what I like and am not afraid to try new technology. I've seen Vista running on woefully underspecced PCs (512Mb RAM, crappy video cards) and it looks and runs like a dog.

My bottom line is that I'm fed up with people knocking Vista who haven't even tried it just because it's the thing to do. Get a decent spec system, load it, give it a try. You might well be surprised.

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