* Posts by MaxRock

13 posts • joined 6 Jul 2007

Forget One Windows, Microsoft says it's time to modernize your apps


Re: Patronising POS

I know what you mean. The "Hi. We're getting things ready for you." screens when you first log into Win10 creep me out every time I see it. I can't quite say why. It just makes me uncomfortable.

Photon scattering puts a shine on CERN ATLAS boffins' day


"... predicted by quantum chromodynamics."

Typo? I didn't think photons had much to do with QCD (quarks and gluons).

Firefox doesn't need to be No 1 – and that's OK, 'cos it's falling off a cliff


Those two have slightly differen't functions, don't they?

F5 reloads the page using the browser cache, while CTRL+R bypasses the cache.

Want to kill your IT security team? Put the top hacker in charge


Or when the timesheet software is so bad that it does this for you.

When the threshold for employee exemption was approaching, HR made me keep track of my time - trying to figure out whether it was cheaper to pay me overtime or give me a raise - and nobody in my department had used that "software" before.

It happily let me clock out when not clocked in and vice versa, had no problems claiming that I worked 31 hours on a single day because I clocked out past midnight and didn't press "the special key" and crashed if I had more than 8 clock-ins/outs a day (I clocked in every time I got on VPN while on call). My manager had to get some admin secretary to fix my timesheets because he couldn't figure it out.

Four of the top 10 places in the world for internet are, er, in the US


And those states account for 0.66 of the (land) area of the lower 48 states and 4.5% of the population of the US. Go best internet in the world!

Soylent Corporation prepares to DEFEAT FOOD


- "If you close your eyes, it's almost like you're eating runny eggs."

- "Yea, or a bowl of snot!"

Firefox 4 gets yet another final test build release


Bookmarks icon

I think it only shows if the bookmarks toolbar is off

New 'iPhoD' can 'adjust the speed of light by turning a knob'



c is still constant. But the speed of light in a medium other than vacuum can differ greatly from c.

Firefox 3.1 vs IE8: 'Alpha, beta testers step forward, please'


Re: FF vs IE

I'm probably misunderstanding you but you can actually drag a tab from one FF window to the other. Actually you can drag and drop them pretty much where ever you want, although IE opens them all in the same tab.

Oh, and thanks for the 'middle click on back/next/home.' Didn't know that one.

Microsoft pledges to fight Vista 'myths'

Jobs Horns

What kinda bothers me about those mac commercials...

is that it claims to make a comparison between a mac and a pc when in fact it merely (tries to) compare(s) Mac's OS and Windows Vista. That aside they're really funny.

Where's the linux communities' spoof/counter attack on this commercial?

Adobe opens Photoshop for freetards


Feature missing

An important feature you're forgetting is: Signing the rights of the pictures over to Adobe.

Microsoft: New Live Search 'as good as Google'


Re: Firefox searches By Karl Lattimer

My first 2 results are msdn entries for Silverlight (which I think is microsoft's flash replacement wanna-be)

Then Wikipedia's entry for firefox, then 2 development information pages for firefox and finally the download page.

Dell trips over printer cable


Guess it depends on which printer you buy

Our HP 3050 conveniently had a usb cable in the box. Of course it's the only way to connect it so there's no choice of including different types of cables.

Re: Head over to PC World, by Nick Ryan

"the "search" feature conveniently doesn't work unless you have JavaScript (or JScript) enabled."

Was the first thing that p***ed me off too.


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