1764 posts • joined 6 Jan 2010
ctrl+alt+left/right/up/down arrow rotated the screen.
Do that then walk away. User comes and goes all ????
But it is a major PITA on dual-screen setups as the display on both monitors will be rotated, but only the main screen will be rotated back.
In the days of Win95 and Teardrop, I teardropped one technician's Win95 PC. He was supposed to work on computers, not waste time by surfing the Internet.
Its hard drive then chose that moment to die when he rebooted.
Happiness :) He was nost unhappy, but could prove nothing. Muhuhahaha.
Ahhhh... Atari 2600 had a tennis/pong clone in its Video Olympics games cassette.
Hours of fun.
Ah, the wild and wonderful world of the cloud
people tend to forget that cloudy services still is connected to the wibbly wobbly web
if it wobbles, off your data goes
same with the cloud, if it wobbles, off your data goes as well.
Recovery in the first instance depends on the level of damage (power failure, vacuum cleaner, lightning strike, BOFH act, backhoe digging into a crucial backbone) - no data will be lost except downtime for which the company have to pay in lost hours if it does not have a redundant internet link in place... (the BOFH act may range from a simple upload of the wrong firmware to the router, to an epoxy-resin welded circuit breaker, to a rm -rf * on the Boss's terminal)...
Recovery in the second instance depends on the cloudy provider's IT crew (and hardware should it be required)... and yes, data may be lost, depending on the severity.
Re: Smoker's Condensation on the heads...
Skid marks in the loo...
Isn't Android 4.x now EOL? Why even try and code apps for that generation of droids? If the (l)user really want IoT Yale keys, then surely said (l)user will be happy to shell out £££ (or $$$) for a new Android device running 6.x (or higher) as part of the requirements.
Three words : lowest common denominator.
If, by using an old Android version they unwittingly causes grief for themselves, then it's their own fault for doing so.
And, in other news, all 4 of G+'s users is starting a petition to stop Google from killing off G+
G+ moderators complain that their reports regarding spammers and spam goes unheeded, and spammers is havening a field day in the death throes of G+
Will be interesting going forward. Will investors also take Google to task for dropping G+?
why not stick the fibre underground?
Remote Desktop in the ILOVEYOU virus era?
So all you need is a couple dozen borked Ickdoze boxen/laptops and screaming lusers to make your week more hellish.
Re: Fuck everything
Five lenses, eh,? Twoflower will be very interested.
Can confirm re bloatware.
On my three Huawei devices (one work, two private) I absolutely had no bloatware or unwanted apps (like zuckerbook etc). And a Xiaomi Redmi 4A. Sheer bliss, to use MY device with the apps I HAVE SELECTED. After all, I paid for it and it is MINE.
Prior to my first Huawei device I had a Sagsmug S3 mini. It was loaded with bloatware which I did not want, and sometimes (frequently too, to add insult to injury) some crap app would go berzerk and drain the battery flat in record time. I totally swore Sagsmug off then.
Or else Sagsmug can lease out phones with crap bloatware installed for maximum slurpage (and so delight the Zuckerborg) and they can control it since it is theirs. (Oops, did I gave somebody a Very Bad Idea?)
Wife's phone (a Sagsmug Neo) is on its way out, but I will be getting a new phone for her, and this time it will NOT be a Sagsmug, she complained about not being able to uninstall the faceboob app (for starters).
Re: I love your internetpage! Can I register?
Re: Casino Royale
"Hello Mr Bond. My name is Dick Gleeballs and this is Pussy Galore. Our evil overlord have decided that you most certainly need to visit a certain Mr Johnny Aws".
Now that is a name... :)
Yale Weds: Just some system maintenance, nothing to worry about. Yale Thurs: Nobody's smart alarm app works
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha
Another score for flaky IoT stuff.
I may be old-fashioned, but I prefer a mechanical lock (or two) and a couple of four-legged friends instead of an electronical thing...
Going to revert back to Ickdoze 8.1 - let others be havening fun with Ickdoze 10, I've had enough.
Got WSUS to act as shield between unwanted ickdoze updates and company's PC's.
Re: Just the Usual...
Lady knocked over cup of coffee on her HP laptop.
When I got it, it was dripping wet. I immediately removed the battery and rinsed it thoroughly with cold water from a tap.
Then let it sit in the sun for the rest of the day to dry out.
The next day it started up just fine, there was a small discolorated area on the monitor, but otherwise it was fine.
That was two months ago. It still is running.
will a helium balloon work with a remote-controlled payload/drone (thruster/rocket-powered) attached to it?
Once it is on the fringes of SPAAAAAAAACE and the balloon pops, manoeuver said drone via remote control towards the ISS...
I find your lack of faith disturbing, IBM: Big Blue fires photon torpedo at Pentagon JEDI cloud contract
Muad'Dib is making plans for an invasion.
You cannot troll a troll.
Pentagon's JEDI mind tricks at odds with our 'values' says Google: Ad giant evaporates from $10bn cloud contract bid
"A spokesperson told Bloomberg:
Shouldn't it be rather "spokesdrone"?
First casualty then.
Who will fall/fold second?
But, who will be the ultimate winner?
I'll go out on a limb and predict that said winner will be fat, bloated and lazy close (or after) the 2-year mark.
Ash nazg durbatulûk, ash nazg gimbatul,
Ash nazg thrakatulûk agh burzum-ishi krimpatul.
I'm part of three G+ communities :
The knowledge you can find in those communities is most excellent, and something you will not find on faecebook.
Most members of those communities are most upset, and we're deciding where to go from here.
On day 4 Microsoft gave me a rolled back update....
What will day 5 bring then? (Moanday)
Indeed. Doing a CHKDSK /F on DOS produced a couple of crosslinked files (if you're unlucky enough) which you can salvage, but it will not delete stuff.
What will day 4 give us? Much more joy? And hopefully a good expletive-laden rant from Bombastic Bob... :)
Will WSUS stop Bloat10 from upgrading itself?
Time to make a slight adjustment to our backup policies then.
So... was some Halon released?
I salute the men and women who risked their lives - and who is an inspiration to us all.
Merger from hell - TSB and O2 :p
But you'll be relieved to hear that "smart clothing remains a highly niche product category serving specific segments such as professional sports". Nobody wants to talk to their trousers.
Dabbsy, here's one for you :)
Meh, not working on my phone. I can connect and everything, but when I open the icons to do... work... nothing happens.
I have a Xiaomi Redmi 4A.
Thanks for mentioning AirDroid. Will download and try it out.
Will wait a bit until it get the all-clear from world+dog.
Also explains why my WSUS server is churning like crazy. Meh.
Excuse my ignorance, but what can this be used for in the real world?
Re: New contractor
"P45" is the UK government standard form used when one is invited to seek alternate employment.
Ahh, a "pink slip" then.
Thanks for letting me (and others) know :)
Re: New contractor
....resulting in a nice shiny new P45.
I have to assume that a P45 is a civil court case?
Re: Reminds me of the classic
Was about to post the same. It is a legendary classic by now.
Re: Too many apps
If lost in a forest go always down. You will reach a stream or gully and leave the forest along it. Going up will inevitably end on a hilltop.
Baaaaah. Tell that to the sadistic programmers of any Adventure text game featuring forests.
In the old days when visiting clients, you'd consult a paper map, make mental notes where to go, and you'll arrive safe and sound at your client/destination. This also have the advantage of you "optimizing" your route especially if you knew which shady parts of the city/country to avoid.
Nowadays you just plonk your destination into your GPS, and if you land up in the middle of a squatter camp late at night.... (Happened to me once).
I prefer the old way of doing it, by mentally plotting and remembering your route, gives them brain cells a good workout.
Patch one bug and create a couple of other fun bugs in the process.
Evil laughter. Muhuhahaha.
Skype in violation of GDPR? Eh?
I stopped using it when they pushed that newfangled UI crap out.
It'll go the same route as WinPhone, Mxit, and so on.
Nice way to start off payday....
Pain spotting: Russia's Aeroflot Docker server lands internal source code, config files on public internet
If you try to hack Aeroflot's website, you'll get a prize.
One-way ticket to the Gulag.
Leaving for a safe house at an undisclosed location post-haste.