* Posts by Mateus109

10 posts • joined 26 Oct 2015

Windows 10 update slips past Aussie border force and borks access to its Integrated Cargo System



We're using a system that was written in Silverlight and so naturally only works with IE. We're still waiting for the developers to rewrite the system in something else but they've been promising this for the last 24 months.

Amazon triples profit to $11.2bn, pays ZERO DOLLARS in corp tax – instead we pay it $129m


Capitalism is broken, no?

I'm no expert but surely this shows capitalism no longer works in today's economy. Surely capitalism relies on the 'underdog' taking down big corps; the cycle then continues. But these big corps have become seemingly invincible!

The law of run Nintendo consequences: Sega brings out mini Mega Drive / Genesis


Mini Amstrad Mega PC

Meh, I'll wait for the Amstrad Mega PC to be re-released.

IT peeps, be warned: You'll soon be a museum exhibit


Rag and bone

Here in the North of England we have plenty of rag and bone men. They drive around call out "Ra un bon" and collecting scrap households leave out. Some even still use a horse and cart.

Microsoft's Windows 10 Workstation adds killer feature: No Candy Crush


Times Square

The Start Menu looks like Times Square! http://dmkthinks.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/timessquare.jpg

Morrisons launches bizarre Yorkshire Pudding pizza thing


As a proud Yorkshireman, I'd serve these delights as a starter, then as a main (with heavy gravy & mushy peas), and finally as a pudding with lashings of custard. Nom noms.

Pro tip: You can log into macOS High Sierra as root with no password


Changing/disabling the root account doesn't work via Directory Utility! You have to use Terminal. OMG, what a fuck-up!

'I'm sorry, your lift has had a problem and had to shut down'



are a great place to spot BSODs, "Windows not activated" messages and pop-ups blocking customer messages. Manchester's baggage carousel screens always seem to be plagued with problems, as do Helsinki's many screens. Actually Manchester Airport's entire computer systems seem to be problematic - I and the rest of the passengers on my flight got locked in a baggage collection room for about an hour as the staff couldn't get us out because they couldn't work out how to override the computerised door controls!

Milk IN the teapot: Innovation or abomination?


Done in India for years

in massive urns. Tea, milk & loads of sugar all boiled up together. Found at every good truck stop.

Bacon can kill: Official


Re: Call me Mr Thickie but....

I agree Mr Thickie, I think we need to understand exactly what "processed meat" means. If bacon wasn't processed, it'd just be pork but 99% everything I buy from a supermarket has been processed in some manner simply by packaging it. So do we need another traffic light code system on the packaging? Green (low processed food) to red (highly processed cancer causing food!)


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