* Posts by BrianT

8 posts • joined 6 Jan 2014

Londoners: Ready to swap your GP for an NHS vid doc app?


Re: Can't come soon enough

"What if you really need to go in and see the doctor? Are you going to listen to your own chest and heart?"

No, if you actually knew what the service included you wouldn't need to ask such a question.

The service includes a guaranteed face-to-face consultation within 48 hours when needed. That's about 12 days quicker than a lot of us have to put up with. If you need to go in and see the doctor then that is what you do and within 48 hours.

Quip away, but Microsoft Excel 365's REST APIs win the day


Re: your business critical data is still stuck at the old one

Does the word "backup" mean nothing to you?

PM resigns as Britain votes to leave EU


Any help would be appreciated

On your questions regarding Scotland's options for leaving the UK.

"Wee Crankie", as we like to call her south of the border, has already gone over to Brussels to trudge the corridors of power asking if she can start talks for an independent Scotland to join / remain in the EU once it has voted out of the UK. Unfortunately all the doors are locked as she approaches and when she knocks they shout "Gan with ye, woman!"

She could have saved herself a lot of time and effort by first visiting the EU Parliament Visitor's Center. Right in the entrance there is a large plaque which would have told her all she needs to know.

It says:

“National sovereignty is the root cause of the most crying evils of our times and of the steady march of humanity back to tragic disaster and barbarism….The only final remedy for this supreme and catastrophic evil is a federal union of the peoples.”

Lord Lothian (Philip Kerr), The Ending of Armageddon, 1939

In short, the very last thing the anti-democratic and anti-nationalist EU is going to sanction is the birth of another nation state.

Google is the EU Remain campaign's secret weapon


He who pays the piper calls the tune

Is it such a big secret that if you pay Google then they will put you first?

Would we want to regenerate brains of patients who are clinically dead?


So, is this research worth doing?

The cynic in me says that if funding can be found then the answer is "Yes"

Stop resetting your passwords, says UK govt's spy network


The obvious way to generate an easily remembered password which nobody is ever going to crack is to change your keyboard to something like Arabic or Kanji in your settings and then type in your easy to remember password (eg password01_&) and your password is guaranteed to be uncrackable gibberish.

Of course that does depend on the service supporting Unicode.

Surface Pro 4: Will you go the F**K to SLEEP?


Re: Go the Fuck to Sleep!

ChaosFreak, the problem you and the article author have is very likely caused by the default setting in Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 of having the mouse wake the device from sleep. It is one of the most annoying things imaginable. One of the first things I do with a new / newly installed machine is go in and disable all this too-clever-by-half power management nonsense. That includes disabling waking up to install updates.

When I say "Sleep!" I mean sleep and only I may wake up "sleeping beauty".

You're spending WHAT on iPhone 6? Wells Fargo downgrades Apple stock


Apple's big problem (or rather the big problem for Apple investors) is that the fabled pipeline of Jobs-inspired innovative products that was hinted at in the great man's last days has steadfastly refused to manifest.


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