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Microsoft Office 2013 Not Compatible With Windows XP, Vista

Nineteen-Delta Re:Don't care (711 comments)

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!

more than 2 years ago

GMU Prof Teaches How To Falsify Wikipedia — and Get Caught

Nineteen-Delta self-creating (183 comments)

Now that there is a news story about the hoax, it will merit a Wikipedia entry about itself. - Neat!

more than 2 years ago

Lucas Loses Star Wars Stormtrooper Copyright Case

Nineteen-Delta Re:So goes a once-talented filmmaker (325 comments)

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....

more than 3 years ago

Bing Adds 'Like' Button

Nineteen-Delta Now here's an idea (119 comments)

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?

more than 3 years ago

Thrifty, Anonymous Benefactor Backs Up BBC Websites Before They Go Dark

Nineteen-Delta Re:What I want to know.... (159 comments)

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.

more than 3 years ago

Facebook To Make Facebook Credits Mandatory For Games

Nineteen-Delta Re:Desperate to make money (116 comments)

A fool and his money are soon parted. - And on Facebook, a fool and his privacy are parted before he pays.

more than 3 years ago

UK ID Card Scheme Data Deleted For £400K

Nineteen-Delta Re:They need prvate contractors (149 comments)

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.

more than 3 years ago

How Europe Will Lower Emissions — Self Driving Cars

Nineteen-Delta how does this help? (317 comments)

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!

more than 3 years ago

How To Make a Good Gaming Sequel

Nineteen-Delta Re:I'm sick and tired... / amen (150 comments)

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.

more than 3 years ago

Pirate Bay Defendant Aims For Sweden's Supreme Court

Nineteen-Delta are we all accessories? (98 comments)

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?"

more than 2 years ago

Minecraft Reaches Beta Status, Price Goes Up

Nineteen-Delta minutes matter (279 comments)

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?

more than 3 years ago

Google Seeking "Search Without Search"

Nineteen-Delta Don't bank on it (198 comments)

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....

more than 3 years ago

Chevron Got North Sea Contract Despite IT Safety Crashes

Nineteen-Delta North sea oil (89 comments)

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!

more than 3 years ago

A Peek At South Korea's Autonomous Robot Gun Turrets

Nineteen-Delta Maintenance (298 comments)

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...."

more than 3 years ago

Racy Danish Tabloid May Sue Apple For App Rejection

Nineteen-Delta market position (319 comments)

~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.

more than 3 years ago

The New Reality of Gaming

Nineteen-Delta money money money (122 comments)

-And this time next year, Rodney, -we'll be millionaires!

more than 3 years ago

House Passes TV Commercial Volume Bill

Nineteen-Delta Other things needind attenuation (408 comments)

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....

more than 3 years ago

Google To Block Piracy-Related Terms From Autocomplete

Nineteen-Delta google can... (275 comments)

Google can kiss my shiny met.. ....!

more than 3 years ago

British Aircraft Carrier For Sale On Auction Site

Nineteen-Delta Ship for sale (224 comments)

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 :(

more than 3 years ago

Computer Glitch Leaves Some Australians Without Cash

Nineteen-Delta This could be good news (195 comments)

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.

more than 3 years ago


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