Lest we forget, The Times is a Murdoch owned paper and is not that much better than its red-top sibling!
70 posts • joined 12 Sep 2007
Re: Word perfect article
""Kanye West plays with himself.
That's not an instrument.
The skin flute is one of the oldest and most widely played musical instruments."
Ah, but to be properly played as a flute it requires a 2nd party to be involved ... "
And that's where his big arsed missus comes in!
Well, not quite, there are still a large percentage of video streaming websites that still require you to have the god awful Adobe Crash Player installed, while some use the somewhat more stable and considerably less buggy Silverlight from Microsoft. The only major video streaming website that has (recently) sidelined Adobe Crash in favour of HTML5 is YouTube.
Uninstall Adobe Crash Player, and if you access plenty of websites that serve up multimedia content, they suddenly don't work 100% and prompt you to install (or re-install) Adobe Crash Player. While it is still an atrociously bad piece of insecure crapware, it's still a necessary evil.
What really needs to happen is for Adobe to kill off Crash Player, thus forcing all websites that still support it, to switch to HTML5.
Re: SeaMonkey: it just works....
Another long term "SeaMonkey" user here. It does everything I want it to, it's as customisable as Firefox used to be, and the project leaders are adamant they won't adopt any Firefox "features" or UX, unless they absolutely have to.
It's essentially a community led continuation of the former Mozilla Suite (which in turn was codenamed "Seamonkey" in the early days when Mozilla.org was still just an offshoot of Netscape) that was effectively abandoned by Mozilla.org several years ago in favour of promoting Firefox as their official product.
Re: @ Aoyagi Aichou -- Vivaldi?
I can only assume that you're being in some way sarcastic with these comments in the knowledge that Vivaldi is still only an early preview release or technical preview, and is therefore a unfinished product.
If you were actually being in anyway at all serious with your post, expecially with the "No features, no tweakables I use, no decent plugins, not compatibe with anything, my XPI files won't work on it, and so on. Yuck, Yuck." bit, then quite frankly you're a muppet.
I hope the case is more the former than the latter.
Sticking with my trusty Xbox 360 Elite for now . . .
These issues with the first batches of both the Xbox One and the PS4 confirm my reasons
for not buying an expensive new tech product from launch. I'll stick with my Xbox 360 for
at least the next 6-12 months, while the early adopters deal with the teething problems
before I decide which one of the new consoles I'll be getting.
" It is an email service, the clue is in the name, Yahoo! Mail, so why are people trying to use a web browser ?"
You sir, are an idiot. Yahoo Mail is not a traditional e-mail provider, it's WEB BASED e-mail. therefore it is meant to be read / used / accessed within a web browser.
IIRC - accessing Yahoo Mail with a traditional POP based e-mail client isn't free, when I last looked, this required payment of a $50 per year for Yahoo MailPlus.
Re: Except that XP lives until 2016
Oh yes, very clever idea ... run an unsupported operating system after the cut-off date for security support with unofficial unauthorised reverse engineered patches from untrusted 3rd party sources.
That's about as advisable as wandering around a safari park covered in pieces of raw meat!
Re: Upgrade to a more useful, sexier, *real* operating system. Linux
Linux is fine ... but you fail on one core point in your explanation:
Quote: * Secure (secure UNIX architecture). Unquote.
Yes, it's very secure, that is true, and it's not vulnerable to Windows malware. But, it does NOT actually have a UNIX architecture. Linux is not based upon, or built upon any variation of UNIX. Linux is a UNIX clone written from the ground up to work in a very similar way to UNIX.
Something is seriously wrong with your laptop then. Windows 8 works perfectly well on all of my systems ... and they are all somewhat lower spec than your Core i5 laptop with it's 8GB RAM.
System 1 ... Core2Quad desktop tower with 3GB RAM
System 2 ... Core2Duo media centre with 2GB RAM
System 3 ... Core i3 ASUS laptop with 4GB RAM
You're just trolling to crap on Windows 8 methinks. Troll fail.
The 11 year Hitch . . .
That launch date is one day later than it ought to be. Why, you ask ... ?
The full public retail launch date of Windows XP was on Thursday 25th October 2001.
It would make sense for Windows 8 full launch to be on Thursday 25th October 2012.
Two of the most important major release versions of Windows released exactly 11 years apart.
Why only have one bank account?
It's always worthwhile to have a secondary bank account set up (obviously with a different bank) especially with such monumental feck ups like this latest one by the RBS Group. Since I got a second account set up with Yorkshire Bank back in 2008 alongside my account with Alliance and Leicester (before they got swallowed up whole by Santander) I have much better control over my money. Bills and "Pay checks" in one account, and the other for general spending.
Paris ... because she's quite well accustomed to getting screwed!
Re: "Oh... email..."
I'd hazard a guess that Her Maj is a bit more technically clued-up than you'd think.
Maybe not to the level of most of us reading tech news sites like this, but I'm sure she'll at least know how to switch on a PC and do a bit of casual web browsing in between her royal duties. Probably won't stretch to downloading torrents though!
The 1996 original design of the Ford Ka still looks like a heap of hideous fugly junk! Even about 2-3 years after it's been replaced with a better looking design, there are still way to many of the grotesquely awful original Ford Ka's on UK roads.
Every one of them needs to be taken away and violently destroyed.
Anyway ... that's off-topic. The new logo for Windows 8? Meh!
More appropriate top-level domains . . .
. . . for these particular organizations:
.gof***yourselves (with the actual word not the asterisks)
The longer ones maybe invalid on ICANN's systems, but they all reflect what most people think of these nasty, corporate, screw the people organistaions.
Freeview is still a free part of DTT.
Nope ... the Trade Descriptions Act is not being infringed at all.
Freeview (and Freeview HD) are only part of the complete DTT offerings. DTT stands for "Digital Terrestrial Television" btw. DTT is the platform, upon which Freeview, Freeview HD and TopUp TV stands.
While there is still enough bandwidth available, any mixture of free and non-free services can exist on the DTT platform alongside each other.