* Posts by RISC OS

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The Linux Chronicles, Part 1


Great post

my experience and views on Linux/windows are the same as yours.

RISC OS runs on fastest hardware ever


from the look of the website...

... I'm not that hopeful that the size of the hall or the people attending will be much different :-(

hmm.. all this talk of RISC OS makes me miss Chocks Away.



...the best OS in the world, ever.

But still it's pretty much dead. I saw a picture on the IconBar once of an RiscOS user show... gone are the day of huge conference halls in london. It was a room about 50' sqare with about 10 desks. You could walk round it in 5 minutes... that's if you could squeeze past the overweight guts of the 10 or so men who turned up to it.

Sad... but RISC OS will never be anything anymore.


Here is an example of what I mean:


Man, it's sad, and this is the big RISC OS event of the year... it looks like something from 1982... and looking at the people attending, they have been timewraped in from then too.

The Reg guide to Linux, part 2: Preparing to dual-boot

Jobs Horns

Ok I tried it...

I'm stuck on point 6... windows doesn't boot anymore. What do I do now?

Huge new airships for US Army: designed in Blighty

Thumb Up

5, 4, 3, 2, 1... Thunderbirds are go!

Looks like thunderbird 2, but white

NASA: Civilization will end in 2013 (possibly)

Jobs Horns

@Numpty the coward

There is a fucking "Caps Lock" button...


Why is it...

...that everyone thinks in order to post comments or read news here that you have to work in the software/hardware industry? I don't, I come here because the articles are funny, I like the writing style and the way they use the word "Boffin". There are lots of stories here not covered by the likes of the BBC.

Fixed everything? No one fixed my computer or teh software running on it - I admit a patch could have done this without me knowing, but my washing machine, car, radio, fridge and everything else that was suppossed to break were never repaired, no one "put a fair amount of work making sure it didn't happen" with these things. Not mine nor anyone elses.


Nice to see you have no experience reading and understanding comments

"Nice to see you have no experience in software or industry. There is one very good reason why the Y2K bug didn't take down anything serious - and that is BECAUSE WE DID SOMETHING ABOUT IT!"

Didn't know that was a requirement for coming to this site... and most people won't either so there be thinking the same as me.

The only thing that was done was con people in to paying for programmers to make sure software was Y2K ready... I wouldn't feel ripped if it wasn't for the fact that all theses programmers afterwards were writing comments at sites like this saying how mouch money they were making from a problem that didn't exist.

Did you come and fix my dishwasher, my neighbours? Did anyone? What about my TV? Well then nothing was done was it.



I don't rememebre anyone going around fixing washing machines, fridges and everything else that was claimbed would fail...

If something is never repaired could it have been said to fixed?


No chance of anyone being bothered by this

or believing anything will happen thanks to the Y2K claims - remember that? That pesky bug that was going to destroy computers, stop washing machines, dishwashers, mobile phones and cause aeroplanes to fall from the sky? You do? So do most of the people who will be around in 2013...

Fool me once shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.

Or for our american cousins:

"There's an old saying in Tennessee I know it's in Texas, probably in Tennessee--that says, fool me once, shame on--shame on you. Fool me-- you can't get fooled again."

President George W. Bush, Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 17, 2002

Microsoft's Bing grabs hold of Zuckerberg's firehose


Bing is still...

...a steaming pile of horse shite

Pirate Bay now run from Pirate Party 'mountain bunker'


Prirate Party Sucks

I sure if any of the wasters that are members actually had more than a few brain cells and could make/write/create anything that could be sold and copyrighted they would soon quit the party and do so.

FOSS vendors lick chops over ConLib IT plans


TORIES become FOSS vendors before decision is made.

'Tories said they would immediately halt planned IT procurement projects to assess proposals and “ensure that small businesses and open source IT providers are not locked out of the bidding process”.'

So, they are going to make sure there friends companies get chosen, or the companies that they by in to... I guess even for most tories M$ shares are too expensive to buy in bulk.

'But differences of opinion within that alliance over open source software - no matter how minor - may yet affect Tory IT procurement promises...'

You mean differences in shares/company directorships owned by different Tories/Libs may affect IT procurement promises.

Whatever happened to the email app?


Yeah but...

unlike you the old foogeys actually know REAL people who might try and contact them.

Yahoo! turns! Twitter! firehose! on! self!



More pointless shite to filter out of search results I'l bet.

It's bad enough with price comparison sites and wikipedia always showing up no matter what you search for, now I have to filter out twitter crap too? I thought blogs were bad, "10 uninterseting Firefox extension you didn't know existed and probably won't ever use" and there ilke populate search results these days. And all they have on them are links to others sites with no real content. Just hundreds of usless pinkback links web2.0 shite like digg. And now twitter crap is set to appear too... plus the merge with bing. Looks like I shall go back to using Google.

Microsoft guns for 2-for-1 sales with 'pre-installed' Office 2010 deal


I would happly pay for MS office

As i need to open and finish things from work. I tried with OOo to open a powerpoint file. OOo messed up just showing a table... without any formatting or anything. A one page ppt with a table.

OOo may be great for nerds who only "know" people via "social" networking sites who becuase of their nerdy status also use OOo, but in the real world where friends aren't called "IvorBiggen" und "The Hostile" OOo just won't do. My real workd friends like "Jon" or "Sascha" don't use OOo becuase they have never heard of it. Also my wife will want to know why her Dissertations are all messed up... she won't buy the "ms is evil line" or the "OOo is free... as in beer line".

Maybe if your a nerd it's easy to convert the 6 people in your address book to OOo, but I have a hundred or so friends that send me office data so I shall stick to MS.

OpenOffice 3.2 - now with less Microsoft envy


No, the key to switching to OO is...

to be nerd with no real friends or relations except for "social netwroking friends/nerfs". They all use OOo too and you can as well. Anyone else who isn't a nerd will uninstall the crap the first time they have to finish something from work or when the wife needs to write a disertation and couldn't give a hoot about the level of compat. the OOo offers because more then likely the Prof. reviewing it aint going to be using OOo.

If I didn't need OOo for writing TYPO3 extension manuals I would ditch the crap form my PC and used Office 2007 exclusively.

Only nukes can stop planetsmash asteroids, say US boffins


Just wait 400 years

According to Buck Rodgers will ahve a planetary shield by then... I'm sure nothing will happen in the next 400 years... oh wait isn't something along these lines suppossed to be happening around 2012?

Mozilla lights fire under Thunderbird



...if your brother turned it off it must be a really silly idea...

Twitter mulls open protocol Web2.0rhea


Who a gives a s#!t

A pointless website... a pointless protocol... I mean what is the bloody point with twitter?

MS denies Win 7 backdoor rumours

Jobs Horns

Of course they would, why would they ever confirm it?

"Microsoft has not and will not put 'backdoors' into Windows," a company spokeswoman said

What wasn't quoted was the following:

"But we will turn our backs and let the NSA do it. Internally we at MS call them sidedoors. Therefore what I just said about backdoors still stands."

I bet there are backdoors for all kinds of american agencies, the NSA ist just one.

Oxford American Dictionary dubs 'unfriend' Word of the Year


A unreal word for people who don't have any real friends

Unfriend... I shall never use it, it doesn't sound correct.

Not that I use 'social' networking. If I want to speak to friends I would go out with them in real life.

US to export riot-roasting raygun


It really is called Raytheon! I though the was one of the registers names for it!

It's even written on the side of the thing ala Batman or Thunderbirds. Do the bad guy rioters need to wear t-shirts with there name in big letters on too?

It also looks quite big, I think the guards at the Iranian nuclear facilities will see the Israelis trying to move it in to position before tehy get to test it.

US military gets a camouflaged cloud


Warfighter = former gamers who now control drones

Isn't somone who fights in a WAR a WARrior?

Maybe they need am more encompassing name to include all the fat bastards/geeks who now fly drones and control the robosoldiers that el reg is always writing articles about.

Mozilla sides with Microsoft against Google IE



...worried about Google Chrome Frame for Firefox?

How to host your very own Windows 7 launch party


Very funny

Only in America! Note the mix of people, especially the gender-split.... com on... we all know that outside of Microsoft advertising most parties will end up being like this:


Note well the huge weight increase in attendants, and the lack of women.