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36 posts • joined 6 Feb 2018
Apollo 13 set off into space 50 years ago today. An ignored change order ensured it did not make it to the Moon...
Re: A Roger Zelazny reference - Ancient Ore Crusher - bravo!!
Ah ... yes. I mixed up the 1842 act (42 years for date of original publication) with the later acts that start a 50-70 year period from the author's *death*, not publication.
Apologies for misleading anyone here.
I revise my recommendation to buying "The Last Defender of Camelot", an anthology book of Zelazny's short stories including the ones mentioned here.
Re: Catcha is the most annoying piece of crap ever
Have to respectfully disagree - the text ones you can just do a renew to get one you can read.
The picture based ones need to be killed with fire. Especially since it's all yank based and, as someone mentioned, not everyone around the world knows what a "crosswalk" is. It's the rough equivalent of a pelican crossing in the UK BTW.
Today in tortured tech analogies: Mozilla lets Firefox loose in the hen house, and by hen house, we mean the tracking cookie jar, er...
My one grouch is they keep effing about with what functions are supported userChrome.css.
Just installed (then uninstalled) v69 - and yes: my tabs moved yet again to the top instead of the bottom.
They seem to be on a messianic mission here - it's against God and nature to have the tabs at the bottom just above the page!
I'll reinstall when I find the latest fix for tabs on bottom.
You'll take my Firefox when you pry it from my cold dead fingers! ;-)
I'm a greybeard - first browser I used was Mosaic, then through Netscape, Mozilla, Firefox
Comes down to a matter of trust - Firefox 8 v Chrome 1. Do I want my browser tied to an advertising platform with murky privacy settings or a somewhat independent software producer?
I uninstall Chrome when another application install pushes it (happens a lot these days, without them asking first) and haven't touched IE (any version) for over a decade.
Senior slippery sex stimulator sales exec sacked for shafting .org-asmic cyber-space place, a tribunal hears
WHOIS should just be taken behind the shed and shot. Anyone who thinks that kind of personal information should be publicly available, in this day and age, is an idiot. If anyone's up to no good on their domain then there should be a process for the police to get the info from the registrar - it doesn't need to be public. My WHOIS registration for my domain shows my old address and an old phone number. And ICANN can go swing if they want to show my current info to the world.
Re: Naming things
Just saying - We like giving the finger to the French and they equally enjoy giving the finger to us "rosbifs". Friendly rivalry. But Agincourt (or to give it it's proper name Azincourt) is a bit on the nose while we're trying to build a new relationship with the rest of Europe.
They can make the most of the kit they have in the smallest space. VMware can run multiple systems on one hardware box instead of having a whole bunch of seperate servers taking up space. Subs don't have the room for racks of servers, they're cramped as it is. I know because I know someone who's a sub driver and I got a tour once.
It landed for some people last night UK time. I was round a mate's yesterday afternoon and wanted to show him something on the net. Fired up his PC early evening and got (paraphrasing) updating please don't switch off, etc. I knew what was going on so didn't bother actually reading the words. He told me the PC had been trying to do "whatever" since the previous day. Finally after a beer and a fag it finally fired up and there was a whole "Welcome to Windows Creator Update" marketing blurb before I could get to the desktop. Which I also naturally didn't read. All he was interested in when I explained was if Stardock Start 10 was still working. He nearly threw the PC out of the window when first introduced to the Win8/Win10 interface.;-)
I suspect Musk may be a fan of the "Soft Landing" opening sequence of the Heavy Metal movie (animation film 1980). A 57 Chevvy, released from a shuttle making re-entry with an astronaut at the wheel.
Sounds crazy but it's cool as hell with some great music!