thread Well, that was a tough few days.
Office moved. Internet up, email up, VPN to london office up, remote vpn up, file serving up, image database up, printing up, phones up. My desk stuff unpacked, all workstations up.

Most importantly, coffee machine fully commissioned.

One server has dead psu, but it's not critical. New one on the way.

Fucking knackered.

Took our lot and some of our new office-mates to the pub and flopped out the credit card for £150 worth of beers.
permalink I'm glad you added credit card there
I wasn't sure quite where that was going for a minute!
permalink crikey
i'm not going to complain about having todo some actual work this week now...
permalink Back to my proper job tomorrow
which I am now a week behind in...
permalink Hopefully
We will have a full compliment of working radiators tomorrow, or at least a plan to obtain said desirable status
permalink might have some coffee and bacon
if thats
permalink I'm bored at work, but am looking forward to
go with friends to an Tarte flambée all-you-can-eat buffet tonight. No idea if this is a thing in England so to spare you the google it's this stuff: http://en.wikipedia.or...
permalink oo that looks good.
permalink That looks good
In contrast to that, I have just wolfed down some all you can eat world buffet in Nottingham in a restaurant the size of a small village.
permalink Nice
I had my first bowl of porridge in 25years this morning. Ratio of porridge to maple syrup was around 2:1 so tasted alright.

Then I've been attacking the garden.. Converting the veg patch to raised beds and paths... so basically it's half raised beds and half sunken paths.. should be ready to plant by this time tomorrow.
permalink I've been out in the garden too, dug a load out, planted some bits
I was going to go for a bike ride, but couldn't be arsed.
permalink trying to get enthusiasm to go ride right now
failing so far
permalink I was back in the garden
but the hangover kicked in and now i'm having a little sit down.
permalink at the very least
both bikes need a good clean. I'll do that
permalink I did this
exciting in no way
thread TOTN?
Oceansize: Drag the 'Nal /Dead Dogs an' All Sorts/As the Smoke Clears

Three for the price of one, it all merges into one track though
permalink need a better singer NEXT!

pinch and a PUNCH for the rest of the month
no returns

have we all e-voted on the nhs bill? http://www.38degrees.o...
permalink 38 degrees petitions
merely result in you getting emails for more 38 degrees petitions.
permalink yeah?
permalink A: that's not a 38 Degrees petition
B: the government are legally entitled to ignore the outcome of the debates the petitions result in. And will. Because they're arseholes. They set up the petitions site to give people this weird idea that the government actually gives a fuck.
permalink Indeed, I thought it rather remiss of the Today programme
to say that it now _had_ to be debated.
permalink that's another good point
the backbench business comittee doesn't even have to put it on the programme. But even if it does get debated, it'll be as meaningful as a high school debate.
permalink And rightlo
20,000 people bitching are nothing compared to the few million who are happy and thus do not complain.
permalink just because they don't sign a pointless internet petition
doesn't mean they're happy about what is happening.
permalink No, but it does not mean that they are unhappy either.
Petitions are only useful fr determining whether something is worthy of debate.
permalink I was at uni with the boss
he was a bit of a knob, and the whole thing is just a self-marketing exercise
permalink This
Also, they are generally dim fucks.
permalink What's the point? The government is happy to ignore
everyone else on this, a few more voices aren't going to result in a change.
permalink 10yo schoolgirl on the underground this morning:
"my mum gave me coke zero instead of coke at breakfast and now I feel sick because I've got no sugar in me"
permalink fuck me
Not even sure what else to day
permalink fuck me
Not even sure what else to day
permalink she still had frosties and a mars bar though
permalink Evening all
Friday night...home far too early...gah
Can we have reddit style formatting in posts? italics bold, etc
permalink Lazy
just use html.
permalink If I wasn't lazy I'd be busy doing stuff
instead of hanging round here all day
permalink Pffft
lazy is, doing it anyway, expecting the reader to imagine the formatting.
permalink point taken
permalink Can't we
already do that?
permalink Not using formatting shortcuts, no
permalink I was just about to ask if we'd killed Marquee
then turned off SFW.
permalink Glad to be of service.
Doesn't seem to be working properly in chrome though, he's meant to be bouncing up and down and left to right and in this browser he's just kinda wobbling at the top left.
permalink Oh Boy.
permalink must
be boner friday
permalink I had to switch to SFW
as my arousal was too much for the office
permalink Well I've got a boner
Does anyone have the image of me dancing in the crown and goose that we my favourite. It's kind of like a cross between dancing and spacking but even more sexy than either
permalink if there was the general preference
I could change out the html filter for e.g. Markdown

I suspect people would prefer html. I am trying to fix the tag closing bug though.
permalink If it's one or the other then stick with html
I think tino's right, I'll just stay lazy and expect everyone to understand what I'm typing.
permalink when I fix the html
I should be able to add italics and bold shortcuts, as they're a simple search/replace.
permalink ooo b3ta
style 'small' and 'strikethrough' too 'cos they were hilarious
permalink WE WANT
permalink avatars
and life-affirming signature quotes too, I hope
permalink At least
800px deep
permalink Usenet's thata way *points*
permalink I actually rather enjoyed

permalink I prefer strikthrough to marquee
permalink Have we got

edit: obviously not
permalink "strikethrough testicles"?
permalink They're all the rage
in the west country
permalink Fred & Jack.
I've never driven a Polo G40, by this spanking new Polo GT I've just been given goes exceedingly nicely (well it does for the 6 miles I have driven it so far).
permalink Is it as good as a MK1 1.6 Golf GTi ?
There was a G40 came up in my BaceFook feed the other day, a mint one, £6500
permalink I've not driven one of those either.
Almost certainly not, I guess. It's heavier, but has more power, so it's quicker. I'm sure it's not as well balanced, but on the other hand it's super comfy - there's probably more room than a Mk1 Golf - and super refined at speed.
I ordered the flappy paddle DSG gearbox as well, so that doesn't really lend itself to comparison. The gearbox is an extremely impressive bit of kit, I'll say that much - it remains to be seen if I still like it after 3 years.
permalink You've ordered and auto ?
*runs off*
permalink You know very well I haven't, you scamp ;-)
I've chosen to learn to left foot brake, and to try out a clever gearbox, while someone else is paying for the maintenance.

I have to say there's a clear smell of clutch at certain times. I am assuming this is it just bedding in or something like that, it's supposed to run 140,000 km on the original clutches.
permalink I probably should have gone for the DSG semi-automatic one
given the amount of time i spend on the north circular at an almost stanstill

I'm not sure i'd go for a polo, the back of the golf is a little tight when transporting bikes and crap. I've got 3 years or 58k miles left on this one though.
permalink even with a DSG
you still use a lot of energy keeping it stopped so it's swings/roundabouts. I discovered this when I had a tiptronic for 2 years. Right leg like popeye.
permalink I wrote
permalink Haha!
I see.
permalink I just got £30 for my dead kindle.
I'm pleased with the amount but can't help but think there's something I could've done to fix it.

I've made £135 on selling games I'll never play again and a broken kindle. I think I might be spending most of the weekend listing more shit.
permalink do you have to disown it from your amazon accoutn
so they cant buy books if they fix it?
permalink I have done, yes.
` `
permalink Can android tablets be multi-user?
My android phone was set up for me and my emails, are tablets the same or can I have it set for different user accounts?
permalink I don't know.
I live a solitary existence, devoid of love and attention.
That's not actually true, but The Little Cat doesn't use the tablet at all.
permalink My cat's decided that it likes sleeping in my bed.
It'll get on my pillow then headbutt me in the face until I lift the duvet so he can get in.
permalink where did we get to on what's a good android tablet?
I'm considering one more and more.
permalink This is the best budget tablet:
permalink Buy either a Nexus 7 or Nexus 10.
That's my opinion and that's the end of it.
permalink A nexus ten is at least £300 though
permalink They can
but only in 4.2
permalink Right. Given I nearly bricked mrsjam's phone when I flashed hers
how easy is it going to be to get the tablet you recommended on 4.2?
permalink Not very
As you'll have to wait for someone to get the sources and compile it, or wait for the manufacturer to release it, but that was never mentioned in your original wish list ;o)

If you're rooted then you can install this, it's not as elegant as the native app, but does the job
permalink Actually mrsjam uses webmail
so it'd probably be ok without multiple users.
permalink you can always use Gmail for one
and Email for the other, but you need to have however is going to be buying/downloading apps as the Gmail personage
permalink I have my work Gmal and my home gmail on the same tablet
and it handles it really well you can flip between then neatly and there is no accidental cross over of 'from' addresses
permalink Does that
keep separate address books ?

It's not something I've really looked into TBH as it's only recently Mrs Flan has got all tech'ed up and sharing the tablet, but that was post me flashing 4.2
permalink the Gmail app handles separate accounts pretty well though
permalink |Explain?
I would like to do this.
permalink I appear to be starting a breakdown again
Do I just take the tablets from last time?
permalink no, go to the doctor
thread Must be time for a new thread
A little something for the haggis eaters

I'm running out of TV series to watch, the last couple I've watched and enjoyed are Braking Bad, Grimm and Love Hate, any suggestions on something else, preferably nothing American cop, never been a fan of those.
permalink Have you 'done'
Mad Men?
permalink Hmmm
might give that a go
permalink It took a while for us to get into it
but was great when we did
permalink Evening all.
Midway through moving our Edinburgh office. Have spent the day in IT madness world... Me and a guy from the IT support company rebuilt the whole rack in record time. I've unpacked my own stuff, patched everyone's data sockets, reinstalled the printers, sworn a lot and had my first shit in the new office. In the toilet, i might add, not on the floor.

13 hour shift. Knackered.
permalink I'm off back to work in half an hour
to presumably get grief for stuff I've not done. I did get offered another job elsewhere, so fuck 'em.
permalink 3rd post attempt
time zone?
permalink me or CI
me, yes, Australians at one end, Yanks at the other.
permalink me, no.
It's all Scotland this week.
permalink Stanstead?
permalink STED

/pet peev
permalink isn't Stanstead (Abbots)
around about where Tabz lives?
permalink quite possibly
but the airport is most definitely Stansted (STN/EGSS) as is nearby Stansted Mountfitchet, for which it was presumably named
permalink yes
though I'd rather suspect that until the OS came along it was a bit like the (still never resolved) difference between "Lee Valley" and "Lea Valley"
permalink eggs?
permalink Stanstead Abbotts is close
I'm in Hunsdon . .

Stanstead itself is a fair distance
permalink did you take a last shit in the old office
not in the toilet?
permalink We have access for a week yet...

Stuff to clear into a skip, decorators in, etc.

permalink I'm enjoying Death in Paradise,
a lighthearted BBC crime drama. The cast list this series has been good, I guess people like the location. This week's episode featured Sean Pertwee for a few minutes.
permalink I've been watching that
she has a splendid arse, bit of a garroty old moosh on her though
permalink House of Cards
limey or merkin both good (limey is better really and a series longer)
permalink Given I just watch telly when it is on...I'm never a good one to ask
but have been enjoying
New Girl (takes a little while, but I could watch Zooey Deschanel all day)
30 Rock (obviously...but you may not have seen)

Elementary (yes, American cop, but with a Sherlock Holmes twist, and Sick Boy and Lucy Liu quite watchable)

and if you want Kiwi flashbacks...try Outrageous Fortune. There were 6 series with a fantastic ensemble cast of bogans. I believe they tried to remake it in the UK (why?).
permalink TL;DR
Zooey Deschanel

That's enufffffformeeee !
permalink it can be a bit soppy
but I like it
permalink Absolutely
can be mushy, but I do actually like the characters...

and to Flan: you like Ms Deschanel, wait till you see CeeCee
permalink sick boys attire has gone from casual slacker to uber geek
and now hovers in the middle of both.
making a tv show in america must be pure butthurt when it comes to the audience weekly figures
permalink 2 broke girls is pretty thrilling moving stuff
permalink i'd like to see a mash-up of that and Girls
but only if lena gets to spread her hairy tits all over the cooks toes
permalink I may be living up to my stereotype
but The Killing (danish original) is great
permalink I love a bit of Inspector Norse!
Not really. I've never seen any of that stuff but MrsJam came up with "inspector norse" when we were trying to think up new names for that genre.
permalink I'm assuming of course
that you've seen Spartacus: Blood and Sand
permalink I'm Spartacus!
permalink He's Spartacus!

permalink I'm obvious!

permalink I've lost the linky
to resetting the new post count, it worked for a while honest.
permalink I believe it's here...

Ooooh... can I pick your brains with a Linux question?
permalink nearly
permalink that's better, ta.
Going back to the c4mbodia domain fuxxored my browser-arouser.
permalink time stamp seems to be out of synch
*twiddles thumbs*
permalink course you can sah.
Assuming you're still there.
permalink Ah! I just popped back.
I have a specialist image database that runs on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux box.

The guys have got a new version of the thing and want to upgrade us (and I want the upgrade), but they need the Red Hat updating. It's on RHEL 4 and it needs to be on RHEL 6 for their new version.

How painful is this? Could I do it?
permalink if it's the only thing that runs on the
box and isn't dependent on LDAP/AD usernames or strict security then just fuck it off and build a new RHEL6 box. up2date (package updater) might be able to do it but it's a massive leap from 4 to 6, 4 years of code changes. Building a new RHEL6 server is a piece of piss, it's almost down to the 'NNF' windows install (next - next - finish)

Also up2date requires a redhat support contract which I assume you have ;)
permalink Hmmm.
It does integrate with AD but maybe I just do a new os build and let the devs rebuild...

Thank you!
permalink have you seen Weeds ?
another drug themed program where you are actively encouraged to dislike everyone but the retarded kid

Laverne & Shirley : like Psych but with less comedy cop in the shenanigans
Nash Bridges : like Laverne & Shirley but with so-bad-it's-good cop shenanigans
Psych : i know you know fake copper shenanigans
permalink OK, my current recommendations are as follows:
Fringe - essentially an X-Files style mystery of the week show by JJ Abrams, complete with mad scientist, hot aussie, and a remarkably compelling long form story arc once you get into it. Not finished, but there's 4 or 5 seasons to chew on.
Boardwalk Empire - The Wire in 19th century US gangland, with Steve Buscemi and That lass from Stella does Tricks and Trainspotting. Really good, 3 seasons, making for 39 hours of top notch Scorsese created fabulousness.
House of Cards US - Quite different to the UK version, this is a cross between The West Wing and something far far darker.
thread OK
Which one of the scotcher members was this?
permalink Good shot . . .
. .
permalink not the first time someone got him in the nuts with a shoe
it happened on a tv show.. funny if it became a thing

TOTD - Suicidal Rap Orgy - Kitty Fucker (nsfw)
permalink TOTD is actually
permalink again?!
i don't know who'd win the fight between you and witchy to have their babies..
permalink i dont get it
permalink there are no girls on this board
permalink i dunno
i dunno
permalink Watch out for Amy . . .
. .
permalink oi!
permalink but you're a
permalink soemone the other day
on twitter linked to the twitter account of the 14yr old lass that did it. She was apparnetly on t'radio and everything in the aftermath.
permalink lol syria
permalink She was in
Metro today
permalink Goosewing!
permalink Hello,
What a lovely welcome back!
permalink any time :)
I haven't "seen" you for ages - how's things?
permalink Likewise
Thought about this place on a walk the other week, thought I'd pop by and see if it was still around...
I'm good thanks, how are you?
permalink oooohhhh don't ask.
I'm seeing my spinal consultant tomorrow re further surgery on my (obvs) spine.

Things are much quieter here than they were in the old days, but it seems to work for us lot with pre-senile dementia...
permalink Sounds like a barrel load of laughs.
Hope all goes ok.

Was just having a flash back to *lowers voice* 4rthur on the wayback machine...happy days!

thread Bomberman on a grand scale
have at you

permalink my little notepad isn't powerful enough to run it
I'll have a bash on the work machine tomorrow.
permalink it's utter madness
especially when the game-chomping Pacmans turn up just as everyone in the vicinity turns into nyancat
permalink I am confused
but then again, have never played this game

so this might be perfectly reasonable
permalink even if you had played it
you'd be confused. I keep getting confused.
permalink Fairly
permalink Correct.
permalink New Person!

permalink Old person

[edition] by which I was referring to myself, It would appear there have been numerous quakes since my last visit here so I couldn't rightly remember what my old login was
permalink We have moved and everything
at least new registratons work now

Welcome back :)
permalink Thanks
I'll pull up an uncomfortable chair, never pays to get too settled...
permalink Enjoy.
Hanging out here is pleasant and undemanding.
permalink You're not my Billy!
permalink Tino?
permalink I guess it's just goosewing
in a fancy dress.
permalink It is a lovely gown
I think it might be Valentino
permalink you'll appreciate this ad
permalink I made a version of bomberman in Turbo Pascal
at school so we could play during IT practical lessons.

There's another health scandal, in Bolton this time. It feels like they're closing in!
permalink apropos of nowt,
the boss of Borland (turbo pascal creator) Philippe Khan invented the cameraphone. Fact. The first pic sent over the internet was his newly born daughter.
permalink Awesome. I loved the Borland TP dos based IDE,
possibly because it's the only one I've spent a serious amount of time with, but I knew it well and loved it.

I keep meaning to try free pascal but suspect that either it'll be a time sink or I'll hate it because of the inferior ide.
permalink QUESTION TIME!
My wife would like an 'internet radio'. A small device capable of playing iplayer radio programmes and probably mp3s too.

Any suggestions?

Edit: Also, free photo editing software? Nothing as fancy as photoshop and needs to be straight forward.
permalink you can get Pure radio ones, they're the only ones I have had any indirect contact with
it worked.
permalink They look good, but it doesn't explicitly
state that it plays iplayer stuff and that's essential. I'll have to dig deeper.
permalink As new_matt says, Pure are decent
as are Roberts, & I've read good things about the Logitech Squeezebox range. Or get a Sonos.

Re edit: Gimp?
permalink My father in law wants to crop, etc, photos
I think gimp might be overkill and a bit beyond him. I'll have a play with it this evening though
permalink There's a load of free cloud ones
or copies of PC Pro / PC Plus magazine always have an older version of one on the cover DVD.
permalink then
is much easier than gimp
permalink I'll give it a go. Not at work though, it's not loading here.
Actually, nothing new is loading. Looks like the DNS has fallen over.
permalink Microsoft Office Picture Manager
crops, rotates etc.
permalink iPlayer is the complicated bit
for that you'll need something that runs a web browser or at least Android, so need more than just a small internet radio

alternative would be a dab/wifi radio that can stream off e.g. a smartphone
permalink We have phones and laptops but it's a pain using them due to
battery life. Those Pure ones look good, but it depends whether they play the iplayer stuff. The expensive one does facebook and twitter so is presumably capable of iplayer, but I think it's going to be a trip to Lewis's to have a look at them.
permalink I believe the iPlayer content is available via feeds (that aren't generally published)
but as you suggest it's going to be very device-specific as to how well those are implemented and accessed

the devices won't say iPlayer as that's not what they're running, but you should be able to access the same content. I'm not sure any of these Pure-type devices are that good at it from what I've seen.

I'd just get an old android phone and a speaker docking station myself.
permalink they are
stuff like get-iplayer which is linux CLI does the job.

permalink playing or streaming?
playing i'd get a cheapo tablet or even a kindle and grab/sync.

streaming is always going to be a batter hog so like other say an older android with a new (bigger) battery or a cheapo tablet again or theoretically you could fire up a usb stick into a tin with a battery and use xmbc with a tiny remote
permalink Any tablets that you'd recommend?
permalink tbh
i'd have to have a mooch around. if i was buying, id get a nexus 7
flan'd be your man for the more esoteric and cheaper stuff
Aye, I'd ask flan but I haven't seen him yet this morning.
permalink i doubt he's doing anything productive
so i presume he's ill
permalink post vodka and weed
permalink having said the above
im suprised we dont have a 3.8" form factor android none phone mini-tablet doing the round akin to the USB sticks but with a screen stuck on

permalink The web here is still playing up, I can't get to that link
permalink a phone without the phone on it
i'm not sure if that's brilliant or mental.
permalink hooked up to a TV
with dual switchable output for displays? that'd be good
permalink You mean an ipod touch?
permalink but without being an ipod
so much easier to use?
permalink There's a 4.3" one at scan:
permalink *waves*
*goes and does the school run*
permalink They are letting you near
the school again?
permalink That's why he's running
permalink Flan has an android powered HDMI dongle
that would do the job I'd have thought. May involve some hackery but was cheap as chips.
permalink I just bought an Acer A210 10" for £205
Not cutting edge, but good screen, good battery life, decent memory & an actual proper-sized usb connection

They've gone up a bit since I bought mine - http://www.debenhamspl...

permalink That's more than I want to spend.
Asda are selling the acer iconia for about £100 but I don't have a clue as to whether that'd be any good or not.
permalink The A200 is an Iconia
It was worth the money for a 10", so I guess the 7" would be similar quality.
permalink Thanks.
permalink *cough*
permalink Ta. What's the battery life like on that?
permalink I don't personally know
but judging by the 91 reviews on Amazon it's pretty good, the RK3066 chipset is the best of the dual core budget SOC's at the moment.

The USB dongle approach is another option, but steer clear of the MK802 (single core), MK808 (dual core, but shit wifi) ones, the MK808B is the better one, or there's some quad core ones starting to appear now, not got my hands on one of those yet as it's chinese new year and his missus has just sprogged.
permalink Shame that dongle's wifi
rather than wired.
permalink There's a few custom roms
that will allow you to use a USB to RJ45 doofah, but you also need to plug it in via a powered hub.
The wifi problem on the 808's is in the kernel and there's no source code been released, so no fix, but you can slap a USB wifi adapter in there
permalink I see.
I was talking to mrsjam about a small thing for iplayer (rather than using a console) and that'd probably do though a pi might be cheaper.
permalink Pi is cheaper and more geeky but...
is a piss poor CPU and GPU compared to the RK3066, the 3066 is virtually a Galaxy S2, but running at 1.6 instead of 1.2
permalink I see. How much is it in real money?
edit: that third one you mentioned
permalink the getting rid of stuff thing didn't
last that long ;)
permalink I'm not getting rid of everything
just stuff I don't actually use, which is most of it.
permalink Which one ?
it's been a looong day
permalink MK808B
permalink Here

But, as I said, the wifi caps out at 65 if you use the built in wifi, the B has bluetooth, the stock 808 didn't, but I just use an RF MCE remote on mine
permalink Ta for the info, but it turns out that
the 100mbps upgrade means the consoles stream iplayer HD stuff well enough for us not to need to try something else.
permalink 55 dorrers
me love you long time
permalink Say what?
You've had an additional child?
I had no idea you were expecting!
permalink Not me numbnuts
my mate out in China
permalink Jesus,
I can't read and digest information anymore.
permalink funny.. that's what most builders
say about architects
permalink *polite applause*

permalink this is
fair comment
permalink free basic and online
permalink there is a need for a question:
normally for damaged filesystems I use EasyRecoveryPro for getting back deleted files but the drive I'm trying to get stuff off has too many errors and keeps barfing.

Anyone got any alternatives? Your prize is no tomatoes.
permalink I don't bother with recovery.
I once had a 60GB drive die on me. I spent a long time recovering all the data onto a second 60GB drive I had. The next day that second drive died. I found a third 60GB HDD and spent a long time recovering all the data onto that third drive. It too died the day after.

The drives had sequential serial numbers, and rather than making sure I don't back up a failed drive onto one from the same batch I simply don't recover data and I don't buy IBM drives any more.
permalink a "Deathstar"
permalink No idea. It was years ago.
I remember a wailing and a gnashing of teeth though.
permalink urgh there is a little command line tool
that everyone recommends but i can never remember its..

now i have..


permalink trying that
one now, ta. It doesn't like unpartitioned disks though :/

Still, put a basic partition on it and it should find all the deleted files!
permalink I know it is obvious but
have you tried applying limes?
permalink no, that'll
kill the pc but at least afterwards it'll be VERY clean.
permalink Depends. I the drive has servere errors
(like loose parts of the disks flying around inside) you should remove it from power and ask a professional recovery company. I had a mate of mine blowing 600€ on the only copies of his wedding pictures once.
Otherwise, here are two programs mentioned in Koroush Ghazi's Tweak Guide, who I trust:


permalink tried recuva
but it wasn't a happy bunny. photorec is currently winning and restoring my cow-orker's videos \o/
permalink I did use something good
but I'm fucked if I can remember what it was. it was called No somethingorother recovery or something like that.

[edit] Zero Assumption Recovery. It pulled tonnes of stuff off a knackered SD Card.