* Posts by Lance-Corporal Obvious

7 posts • joined 8 Feb 2016

Geneticists throw hands in the air, change gene naming rules to finally stop Microsoft Excel eating their data

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Re: I must be missing something...

UPVOTE. I was literally about to post the exact same thing. I know people aren't all stupid, but really how difficult is it to define a spreadsheet column as text. I've had that problem myself when some entry in a spreadsheet column is defined by the spreadsheet as a date field. Right click, define as text, it's probably different in different software but takes two ticks (2 February 1943 to genetic scientists)

Verity Stob is 'Disgusted of HG Wells': Time, gentlemen, please

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Excellent! Have an upvote, and an icon

If there's 5G connectivity but no 5G devices on it, does it make a sound? Wait, no, that's not right

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I could use my month's data allowance in 2 seconds! Far out!

Microsoft Windows 10 October update giving HP users BSOD

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Barton Gellman defended auto-updates, arguing they do more good than harm

Firstly, he doesn't offer an argument, you quote a tweet, which is an assertion. It's his point of view,

Secondly, if there are any statistics on this, let's see 'em.

There may be users who for whatever reason don't mind a bit of downtime, but people who own their computers, and want to do, you know, work, might want to choose when or whether to update

Microsoft hops onboard bonk-to-pay bandwagon

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Apart from El Reg

Does anyone call NFC 'bonking'? I ask because I have picked it up, but everyone looks at me strangely when I ask if I can bonk with my credit card or phone

Who wants a quad-core 4.2GHz, 64GB, 5TB SSD RAID 10 … laptop?

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Re: fans

Connect the output to your tumble drier


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