Re: A little power
cos i dont trust it to turn the light out when i close the lid
I have the same problem with the fridge
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The laptop should be named after the tag,
people who give ,e.g, science dept computers hostnames like "IsaacNewton" are asking for trouble.
so a Echo %computername% or at a push a win+pause will sort you out.
Its be worse if the tag was visible when laptop open , because then when working normally - on a docking station with real screens you'd have to open it , and it would freak out when you closed it again.
...dont get me started on tagging mobile phones.
This whole story is basically a version of when we turn away from one machine (patient) assuming it can get on with progressing some kind of repair based progress bar only to come back after the estimated time to see that it popped up a "are you sure" or other stupid question.
The absolute WORST example ive seen recently is the "log out" button on banking websites.
Whats the greater risk?
a) The user has pressed log out and that wasnt what they wanted to do , neccessitating an "are you sure?"
b) The customer presses log out and fucks off , leaving the machine unattended in the cyber cafe for the hovering shoulder surfer to pounce on a subbornly NOT logged out Machine!
it beggers belief.
i cant imaginr how much money is being stolen this way.
I'm looking at YOU Santander!
We've fixed the problems. Not all of them, but the standards are settled, the memory and compute are more than adequate, the graphics as good as our eyes, and the software does what it's told. Like the dog chasing the car, now we've caught up and we're puzzled about what to do next.
Well , looks like we've finished!
hurrah , everyone can have the afternoons off now
trouble is with customising all that shit is , you have to do it on multiople computers ,
then one one needs a rebuild , then you get a new one ,
or you borrow someones pc , or go to it to fix it
then they change the fking OS again ..
i just dont bother customising or id be continually doing it
yes , i was really delieghted when the task bar , both at home and at work decided to start broadcasting news and weather at me a couple of weeks ago.
its especially great when it produces a massive empty grey rectangle that covers the screen and wont move or go away until its decided what the temperature is at wherever it thinks i am.
My scripts dont need a /help or a /? because if you havent put the right parameters in the help comes up rather than an attempt at execution.
I try to think of all the things a user might do wrong , but i dont think i'd have seen this one coming.
what would you have had him put in his get-help section?
"not for porn sites" ?
I takes 9 barrels of Oil to manufacture a car .
Much as id like to believe that Landrover philosophy , i doubt it stacks up.
It is shocking however the age and condition of most cars sent to be scrapped these days, given that engines will do 200k miles easily , and bodywork no longer rots like it did in the 80s
Apple is for the people who work on making things look good
yeah , but its still a mystery to me why.
its not like a mac does anything a windows machine cant do.
in 1993 yes , but times have moved on a little since then.
The only thing about the situatution thats the same is the price differential.
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maybe you should start by going to the Municipal Hall and ask for help ?
well , no
Each situation is different - it depends on the size and species of the model dinosaur , which vary wildy.
Same applies for any other location you drop your phone.
If I dropped it into a municipal flowerbed while photographing the flowers , id probly attempt to recover it myself before' going to the Municipal Hall and ask for help'
If however I accidentally dropped it into the Kola Superdeep Borehole (40,000ft) I'd probably not attempt to recover it myself.
"Electrician swore he wasn't at fault and charged a huge call out fee"
How the fuck did he get away with that?
What could he possibly say that would move the blame anywhere else?
Also they needlessy bought three more laptops off you?
where is this gravy train?
I had a car insurance policy that covered me for any vehicle I owned
ah the good old days.
It wasnt really "Any vehicle you owned" - you were meant to keep them informed of any changes and theyd charge appropriately , or cancel
They just didnt want to be bothered issuing new certs when people change car
if any of those cars are classics - it may be possible to put them on a multiple vehicle policy
tried that: regular multi policy wont accept anything slightly unusal
So imagine my excitement when my "classic" insurer announced multi car and priomised they could insure the whole fleeet however weird and wonderful it is...
They found an excuse to exclude BOTH my classics somehow
one was not old enough and one was TOO old somehow ...
different rules for ladder chassied pickup , and moncoque sports car
I cant remeber the details appart from being absolutlely flabbergasted and losing the will to live
and I have to pay insurance for each and every one.
and road tax! i'm only driving one at once!
...dont get me started !
The robbing cunts refuse to acknowledge that a NCB is proof of a good driving record by only letting you use it on one vehicle!
(excuse my language, thats one of a handful of times ive used that word in my entire life)
If you don't know how to put text and a signature into a pdf, why not spend a few minutes finding out rather then composing an angry response on this forum about how printing and scanning is all too difficult.
Its more a question of wether the person recieving the modified pdf , as opposed to scannedpdf.jpg
will accept its authenticity.
BOTH ARE LESS THAN WORTHLESS AS A FORM OF AUTHENTICATION!
why even ask for a signature?
to prove its you?
why does nobody get this yet?
we know all about passwords now - The KEY fact being its checked against the copy on file
this just DOES NOT happen with a signature
We even bolster the password system more with hashes and 2FA
...And yet when it comes to the really important stuff , like buying houses , or wills , or Power of Attorny
we chuck all that out of the window
and regress to the primitive
"Make yer mark here sunny...
... iffen you dont do the riting , you can just put a X"
(forcing us to all dig our printers out and go through this utterly pointless rigmarole , often having to post the paper to people for them to scrawl on it)
On a remote site , i borrowed a colleagues laptop and needed to get / update some files on laptop for the job at hand .
I thought a Robocopy / MIR might do the trick nicely.
The thing with /MIR is if you dont get your path exactly right every file in the destination folder becomes the enemy.
A sinking feeling was rapidly growing as a saw an unexpectedly large amout of deletions scrolling past.
The thing was ripping through the win\system32 folder like a cancer, gutting the OS.
After a hasty Ctrl-C the machine managed to stay alive for few minutes like a wounded soldier riddled with bullets, before passing away.
I was pretty red faced as we knocked off for the day. I bought the after work pints and rebuilt the machine next day.
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