1283 posts • joined 20 Jul 2011
Electrolux isn't that great... Had an overbearing mother who believed in biological remote controls, i.e kids. I have experience with Electrolux, Rainbow, Hoover, ShopVac, various commercial appliances, and Kirby machines. The Rainbow was best at dust control with it's water filter trap, ShopVac for vacuuming up water, but the Kirby hands-down wins on suction for everyday household cleaning. Own an Ultimate G Kirby now lol ($200 on craigslist)
I don't know why I wrote that, but it's true.
Re: Doesn't Windows still have an FTP client?
Start-BitsTransfer 'https://download.mozilla.org/?product=firefox-stub&os=win&lang=en-US' 'firefox_installer.exe'
Re: I thought Igor was just the lab assistant
'Whose brain is it?'
'Abby something, Abby Normal.. Yes, that's it.'
Re: "nice prosumer Canon camera."
Wondered why they didn't fingerprint or otherwise identify the body, then considered Bumfuck, Moldova and 'hear hoof beats, expect horses', not zebras... Very plausible for damn near any small town/village anywhere.
Disclaimer: happen to live in Bumfuck, Tennessee - so could be considered an authority or at least a witness.
Re: Will they vet the ads any better than msn.com does?
That one cracks me up - had one recently that fired up the speakers with alarms & voice-over. Reminds me of an 'Archer' voice mail lol.
Points to the person who writes the malware that not only hits your machine, but also does your IoT appliances, causing alarms & strobing lights in your house... <cue IT Ghostbusters theme>
If at first or second you don't succeed, you may be Microsoft: Hold off installing re-released Windows Oct Update
Re: Well, MSWin is pants...
Re: So much for the original intent of the ARPANET
This was a test and only a test...
"IME that counts as an unusually lavish reward."
Didn't even get that after our lead programmer, after 10k+ in performance bonuses, left the state three weeks for a new, more lucrative position before the launch of a new domain registrar he'd been working 6 months on. Customer specified a Windows server which had to deal with Netsol's Unix DNS registration system and the_fucking_programming_didn't_work_at_all and was dropped into my lap...
I'll spare you the details, but the customer launched two days late.
Only issue was I aged 127 years in that 16 days. I'm 181 years old now... all because of Chad and his love of Mazda Miatas in the late 90's...
What can I say about this 5G elixir? Try it on steaks! Cleans nylons! It's made for the home! The office! On fruits!
Re: US voters get what they vote for
<looking at viasat modem> Currently receiving at -45.3 dBm , cloudy w/light rain. Heavy rain will kill it though..
Should a robo-car run over a kid or a grandad? Healthy or ill person? Let's get millions of folks to decide for AI...
Re: Manual override?
Hey Bob, remember 'Zeroth Law'... 'A robot may not allow humanity to come to harm'. Individuals are discounted.
Re: "the savvy user always had to fuss with anti-malware"
Patches? What patches? Didn't need no stinkin' patches - I had a Nokia...
Be happy you're alive because I never dropped it through the Earth's core ending all life...
Beiberizing an unlocked computer is one thing - that's on you - but messing with a person's car? That's an escalation you will not recover from.
Your body will never be found.
Re: Dear El Reg, as you are a British .co.uk site
This sounds like something that helps you shit - not a damn cookie...
Krispy Kremes are a Southern thing - really good until the diabetes kicks in. Get a craving every year or so, buy a bunch, then go 'Oh yeah, these things are too fucking sweet', until next year.
Edit: the chocolate covered Bavarian creme ones are my weakness... every year or so.
>One wonders if my 10 downvoters realize they are trying to "bully" me into conforming to their world view with their votes? Hypocrisy? They may have heard of it ...
Nah, everybody hates you, Jake.
Re: The silver lining
> Hench 4 Life!!
Henchmen never get laid, just paid to be bullet magnets/early alarm systems - need to be a motivated evil lieutenant or better.
Re: The silver lining
The Chinese read Heinlein - 'The Man Who Sold The Moon' - except in the book, the power satellite explodes ;)
Active desktop... Windows 98... just stahp...
Still mad about the Shuttle program...
I don't want to talk about it... but it was the quickest I've *ever* seen the Feds do something..
Re: But muh headphone jack!
Because Options, that's why... If my BT is connected to my car's OBDII sender, it's not connecting to the stereo system to run my AV, so that headphone jack becomes very important. When I take the 4G enabled tablet into the house, it's BT is free to connect to the home system, yada yada yada..
It's having OPTIONS, man!
Tigra - that doesn't matter. It's the look and feel I'm looking for. Kinda like sure, you can drive a Nissan Cube around, but it's not going to have the look and feel of a Ferrari lol.
Re: If you build it will they come?
Almost perfect - paperback size is/was to accommodate back pocket. Pretty cool.
Re: If you build it will they come?
That gvido is pretty awesome! Close, so close lol.
Re: If you build it will they come?
Something I never saw in an e-reader was one in a paperback book format - same size & shape, open to see two e-ink paperwhite screens, exactly like a paperback. I'd pay good money for that even now.
Cpt Blue Bear - <deleted>
Wrote up a nice bright cheerful description of murder, heads on pikes, etc, but decided that might be a bit much for a Sunday.
I would be quite cross with you had I discovered the stock shenanigans.
Surely you can do better than 100kb/yr?
kk, snide remark... my main wifi router is 70' away, thus the AP 10' ft away, in the other direction.
Please don't faint, but that was good up into the 1990's.
1950's: Bam, zoom, straight to the moon physical abuse of women.
1960's: James Bond slayed more female sex symbols than you could shake a stick at... Hippies, free love.
1970's: James Bond still swinging it, Disco, Son of Sam, etc.
1980's: Weird Science: creating female sex slaves and ballistic missiles in adolescent boys bedrooms... With Computers & Modems.
1990's: Everybody is Fucking. Even Bill Clinton.
2000's: Age of the Offended. Yet everybody is fucking.
Main theme throughout all is everybody is getting laid and laughing at the same shit - except maybe in front of you.
Re: Voyager 1 left the planet 41 years ago. SpaceX hopes to land on it on Saturday
Elon thinks it would be cool, duh.
Re: My oldest application still running and in use
I have relatively important email from 1994 through today - never know when you'll be called up to CYA...
Who held the flask for the bear to urinate in? Trained fruit flies?
Re: Before we had guns ...
Really? That would be cool af.
Re: Remember PGP
Politicians need to learn - citizens pretty much got it down.
Anyone want some CAD files?
""Windows is licensed, not sold." - Windows EULA"
Here, hold my beer....
'A major ballache for us IT admins...'
If thou is truly a perfidious IT ADMIN, then thou has thy power to change thine industrious demon device to thine own flavor of Windows... So sayeth the Clerics of IT Power & Cable.
What does Taylor Swift have to do with... nm
Re: Private Piracy, Arrr
'There's no incentive to do things for "free" anymore'
Spite and anger work well - the rest is details.
'Oh sh..' – the moment an infosec bod realized he was tracking a cop car's movements by its leaky cellular gateway
that shot messenger...
.. Yeah I don't do that any longer...
I know where a county sheriff's operations server is just hanging out there wide open - ah ain't a-sayin' shite... They don't like me anyways.
It's NOT worth the hassle.
Re: This is another easy win for Facebook
I wonder what kind of connection the graveyard users have? Getting dug up every few years would kinda suck for upgrades... No 5G for you if you died last year... depending on your will and contract with graveyard. Then you have to make sure you actually *get* the upgrades...
What a bitch. Easier not to die.
Have a little mount adapter that attaches to my car's CD slot - hang an Asus Zenpad off it. Monitors car performance, systems, etc via BT, and does GPS mapping duties as well as running audio/video.
Or watch movies/whatever when cooking. That's it. My 2013 CF-53 Toughbook is my main machine, with a seriously overpowered dev machine sitting in the corner for heavy stuff.
If you really thinking about it, 99% mobile sites suck monkey balls and don't have the functionality of a full website, so what's the point of using a tablet?
Apologies for the rambling, but I don't think about them any longer - was fun while it lasted though.
Re: Maybe, maybe not.
>But ultimately, I foresee some sort of ultra-high density write-once media being developed for long term archival storage.
Already has with MDISC - a bit pricey but worth it imo.
I do. At least once.
From the inside. Already started.
Re: Money talks, bullshit walks
No, that's Life.
30k users, 1200+ websites - zero downtime. Thus the six months - I was under quite a bit of pressure, might have aged a few years during that time ;)
What the hell?
I had 8MB in my Windows 95 machine! Watched the Hindenburg crash may many times on the free encyclopedia CD on my 2X cdrom that came with it.
Did 98, 98SE, straight to Windows 2000 Pro (we don't talk about ME), XP, Win7, Win 8.1 and stopped before Windows 10...
Makes you wish OS/2 Warp won, doesn't it?
NT video drivers... 0 resolution with 0 bit color... I didn't mind NT - did the upgrade from NT 4.03 to Windows 2000 AD at an ISP all by my lonesone, took six months and two Solaris (first pizza, then x86) boxen for DNS duties...
Was good times, much better than today's Internet O'Shite
Yes, known about Chad for years, had to look at the details... and I checked two boxes...
I like my V6 Mustang! (30mpg!) AND my next-gen S10, the GMC Canyon (23 mpg, Mustang beats it in almost every category - even hauling stuff, the 2007 Mustang has a big ass)... shitfire... but I'm good everywhere else.
Re: Principle or just being pissy?
No clouds, no subscriptions... Yes, going against Microsoft's current business model and I'll use every tool available to force the issue.
I dare a politician to take up for Microsoft, I will expose them to be bought-and-paid-for fools - because I can and am very good at finding information that does not want to be found.
Principle or just being pissy?
My issue is the lack of security/privacy in the Windows 10 consumer versions up to/and including Pro being infected with Microsoft's version of Google's data snatching in Android. I can guarantee you that state governments are running the consumer versions, so now we have the public's state/federally required private data being uploaded to Microsoft's servers - how good do you feel about that?
Me, I'm starting a crusade in my corner of government, which includes those boring elections politicians like to cry about but not do anything proactive to secure. I've got one state behind me and I'm sure I'll get more... Seriously, I'm going to scream like a stuck pig until the Enterprise edition is made available to government & small business without a volume license etc - I'm tired of this bullshit and I've got nothing better to do except be a total pain in the ass until I get this accomplished.
Don Quixote or just dumbass? Cuz, I'm doing it anyway ;)
> Would that actually be a crime?
Technically? Probably not, but the public defender for the person busted for this kind of crime, won't use it for a defense lol...