Microsoft Office 2013 Not Compatible With Windows XP, Vista
Me neither. XP and office 2003 is what I started with. Served fine up until now.
- In the old days, a mouthful of berries and your hand on a cave wall would suffice. Now that we've learned to write, MS want you to have a construction company build a monstrous erection in order for you to blow juice over your hand and onto the wall beyond..... Madness!
GMU Prof Teaches How To Falsify Wikipedia — and Get Caught
Now that there is a news story about the hoax, it will merit a Wikipedia entry about itself. - Neat!
Lucas Loses Star Wars Stormtrooper Copyright Case
Still a talented filmmaker, though maye a bit faded now. - But he wrote for a child and young-adult audience. He succeeded. Yes it was a mistake to wait so many years between making the original trilogy and the prequels. Much as I'm no fan of JK Rowling and the Harry Potter frnachise, the films and the books and the characters more-or less kept pace with the target audience. If Lucas had used his influence to do that, then we might have an epic franachinse by now. - Ask a 7-year old how good the prequel trilogy are or the Clone Wars animations. They're the target audience, much as we were a long, long time ago....
Bing Adds 'Like' Button
And as soon as companies can see this as an advantage to pushing their crap, they'll be all over this in a rash. Where will it end, people?
Thrifty, Anonymous Benefactor Backs Up BBC Websites Before They Go Dark
Actually the tapes of old programmes were erased to be recycled. At the time there was a considerable cost to buy and archive. These days though, storage for digital media are mere fractions of the cost. - One would imagine a reasonable sized hard drive could archive thousands of webpages, and with a bit of tech know-how take no more than a few hours to set up and copy everything. - Job done.
Facebook To Make Facebook Credits Mandatory For Games
A fool and his money are soon parted. - And on Facebook, a fool and his privacy are parted before he pays.
UK ID Card Scheme Data Deleted For £400K
That's where all the taxpayer money goes. - half to set up the comittee to decide, then 7/16ths to find contractors to tender for the job. Then the last few thousand actually gets spent on the labour of destrying the data - which would fit on a few hard drives at most, it goes in the crusher, and job is done in ten minutes. Its about time that someone responsible did the job themselves, and saved £400,000 - you could even do it by destrying the data and preserving the media, so the drives can be recycled.
How Europe Will Lower Emissions — Self Driving Cars
I cant see how this helps drive down emissions if all the people of Europe - and the world for that matter start driving everywhere, whereas before they were too old, too young, are disqualified, or hadn't passd their test. If the 50% of people who don't drive now take to the roads, dosn't that mean twice as many cars on them?
Besides, if the car's on autopilot, why not get in and be driven 1,000 miles instead af a couple of hundred- that's already five times the journey length!
How To Make a Good Gaming Sequel
Trouble is, remakes sell, even for diminishing returns. To the creators, thats the safest route, kinda like betting on the favourite in a horse-race. There's a lot of talent out there, but they're often unwilling to take a punt on it, just in case its a dog.
Pirate Bay Defendant Aims For Sweden's Supreme Court
If we read the story on /. then follow a link to the article, and floow a link to Pirate Bay then are we are all "accessories to copyright infringement?"
Minecraft Reaches Beta Status, Price Goes Up
Does anyone want me to _vaguely promise_ to supply them with some lego blocks? - I can take pre-orders for only $10 / My swiss bank account number is....34568q35689uyq35698uy.
-Blocks to follow sometime......
But if you paid and it turns out to be vapour-ware do you have any recourse?
Google Seeking "Search Without Search"
I suppose it can predict the winning numbers if I'm daydreaming of a lotttery win, and fire up my computer. My family use the same PC for quite different things. Until Google can tell who is who, you'll be getting search results for your kid's homework, and they'll be getting results for extreme origami- or whatever you are into. I can see the future: Always in motion....
Chevron Got North Sea Contract Despite IT Safety Crashes
Oil deposits in the North sea have been propping up the British economy for decades now. While the UK is facing a big deficit, and getting stung by other economies in the Eurozone looking wobbly, they'd probably overlook a few things to get their hands on the money. -So much for a 'greener' coalition!
A Peek At South Korea's Autonomous Robot Gun Turrets
I'd hate to be the maintenance guy:
"You sure this thing's been swithced off?"
"Sure thing, go right ahead...."
"Okay, it's a four kilometer hike, and don't turn it back on until I've checked it, and walked back...."
Racy Danish Tabloid May Sue Apple For App Rejection
~One would assume that if Apple were an 'also-ran' in the pad market, they'd only be too eager to publish gossip, celeb news and porn over their more prudish competitiors.
The New Reality of Gaming
-And this time next year, Rodney, -we'll be millionaires!
House Passes TV Commercial Volume Bill
Maybe when the house and the senate are done with this trivial bit of legislation, they can start on people who talk too loud in the theatre....
Google To Block Piracy-Related Terms From Autocomplete
Google can kiss my shiny met.. ....!
British Aircraft Carrier For Sale On Auction Site
Maybe once it's sold, the space it once occupied can be used by the Brits to park all their non-existant aircraft on. Britannia no-longer rules the waves, -the waves are all she owns :(
Computer Glitch Leaves Some Australians Without Cash
Maybe some other big banks could copy this computer glitch and wipe out the billions of pounds /dollars /yen / euros / gold pieces that everyone owes each other, we could get back to some kind of normality.
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