Office 2K CD? Carefully filed next to the Windows 2K CD in the software wallet in the study.
Failing that, a perusal of the wares at theunitysoft.com can often be extremely helpful.
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@Stuart Castle "...Trouble is, being English, I don’t call them “Crosswalks”
Not just "crosswalks". Now identify all the "fire hydrants"...um, well, there aren't any. There's a load of streetside hose connections of some kind, but no rectangular iron plates in the road or pavement labelled "FH". The complete cultural imperialism and cross-culture blindness is breathtaking. Just imagine a car trained on that on UK roads.
MIL? She's 82 and from a generation where almost every woman took hubby's name.
Well, that's my charitable explanation.
The fact that it's our 17th wedding anniversary tomorrow and she's still addressing stuff to Mrs WegieHusband'sSurname, despite being told that I haven't changed my name, occasionally leads me to think rather less charitable thoughts...
"Changing my mobile number would be a total pain for me"
Have an upvote, AC. I've had the same mobile number for 21 years and there have been five house moves and a marriage (where I opted not to change my name, not that this deters my MIL in the slightest from addressing cards to the non-existant Mrs WegieHusband'sSurname) in the interim.
"...So, we're returning to the old and not-so-good days of the X terminal then... Oh my..."
: NFS Server Thor not responding
: NFS Server Odin not responding
Gaze blankly at screen
Go away and make a mug of coffee
: NFS server Thor not responding
Go and have lunch
: NFS server Odin not responding
Start writing report in longhand in the lab book.
Do we really want to go back to this? Really?
Further poking suggests that most schools IT bods are using either Office 365 via an institutional subscription or Google docs, so as long as the thing can run a browser, it should be OK -- as long as the poor student's network can manage. There is also a microSD slot for expansion if necessary -- although one report on edugeek says that the slot is misaligned and it's possible to post your SD card into the bowels of the machine!
But what horrible machines to have to use all day for school. And that's without going into all the H&S implcations for children of using a laptop all day without a proper egonomically designed workstation.
A poke around the Geo website was remarkably uninformative. A poke at Google suggests an entry level Celeron, 4Gb of Ram (notable silence as to the type, so DDR3, one assumes), 64Gb storage (all the other Geo lappys are eMMC).
My 11 year old Asus Zen UL30 is probably still faster (and has a 500Gb hdd) than that piece of shite.
@Shadow Systems, thank you for articulating my objections considerably better than I can myself. I bought the 6T to replace my 3T that had succumbed to an interaction with the floor of Birmingham New St knowing about the lack of an adapter, but fully expecting either OnePlus or a third party solution in the VNF. My seventy quid ten year old wired Sennheiser earbuds are perfectly fine (and would cost *considerably* more now to replace), and I really don't see why I should replace a passive solution that just works with a limited lifespan option that needs yet another bloody charging system.
No beer chez wegie this afternoon, would a large glass of very nice Saffie fizz be acceptable?
No headphone jack. OnePlus canned the 3.5mm jack as of the OnePlus 6T. I've spent the intervening two years acquiring USB-C to 3.5mm adapters every six months or so when I've forgotten to pack one of the bloody things.
More annoyingly, none of the phones come with a dedicated adapter to allow you to charge the phone as well as listen to music on wired headphones at the same time. OnePlus doesn't make such an adapter, and the third party adapters are very much hit and miss.
"auto-applied-by-the-server legal disclaimer for outgoing external email..."
The other half used to work for a financial services firm whose auto-disclaimer ran to three large paragraphs. As said other half refuses to edit/trim their email, conversations could end up with multiple nested instances of the bloody disclaimer spaffed across the end of each email. Occasionally I considered asking the firm in question for payment for how much of my hard drive the sodding disclaimer was occupying.
Cruise ship? Nah. That's just civilian crap. You want your zombied tanker heading straight at the USS Gerald R Ford or HMS Queen Elizabeth in a port that doesn't have complete separation of civil and military vessals.
The TfW bod at Shrewsbury was getting ready to help you because the sodding QR codes on their own bloody paper tickets, as printed on the train, don't work with the barriers ar Shrewsbury!
The 4G signal, though, is a *lot* better than it used to be. Up until about 18 months ago, you could tell that you'd got beyond the Shrewsbury ring road because the signal dropped to nothing pretty much until you got to Leominster. And you didn't even think about trying to use your phone on the Heart of Wales line.
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