Posts by Tawakalna

    underneath all the simpleton consumer rubbish of browsers and wizards and plug-ins that trash your pc, AOL are actually a very good ISP with fast servers, excellent tech support, competitive pricing and uncapped bandwidth, and lots of useful utilities. NTL aren´t that good a choice unless youre going for tv/net/phone package, and they go down a lot and tyech support is terrible. the deal has become rather expensive for what it is.

    &quot;How does one man have the right to tell another what he can or cannot read?&quot; right? no, never a right - just an unalterable fact. it is the nature of power. mainstream internet activity will in the near future become far more tightly controlled and monitored than it is already. the legal and technological means to do so already exists, but currently limited in most Western countries to prevention of crime and *terrorism* but as I´ve made you aware *in another place* that these powers exist at all and that they <i>can </i> be used to further curtail our liberties means that they <i>will </i> so be used, maybe today, maybe tomorrow, next week, who knows? if the British govt is prepared to suspend and dispense with such a basic principle as habeas corpus, and get away with it, how much attention do you think outraged internet users are going to command? the standard rationale will be trotted out; *if you aren´t doing anything wrong what have you got to worry about?*

    the only problem i ever really had with SP2 was that it wouldn´t let me use StyleXp to change my ntoskrnl file. everything else works just fine, even the SP2 firewall, which is safe enough as I have a hardware firewall doing the main work. I´d be happy if M$ deployed AV and anti-spyware as part of a new SP as it would make my life a lot easier not having to run around picking up the c*ck-ups of other people. I already configure people´s desktops to require as little input from me as possible and have a maintenance schedule set. anyway I digress.

    the only virus that ever got me was in 1994 and it was the *cansu* boot-sector virus, which necessitated repartition and reformat, as my then AV, Norman, failed miserably to catch it. Although since then I´ve had a lot of virus alerts, I´ve never actually had another viro on machine of my own, although I was for some years in my last job *Tawakalna the Fearless Virus Hunter* beingh the only person in the IT dept who could actually get rid of a virus without wiping the hard-drive everytime.

    I thought Arcon ruled the Internet? He told me he was an African president´s son and that he´d inherited 33 billion dollars in uranium, and all i had to do to get a share of it was give him my bank details and £10K?

    tell me about it grom. next day I found em for sale in the UK for a tenner more than I´d paid. i told small kid that of this turned out to be a rip or we got burned this was the last time I´d order him any cr*p he´d seen. And I made hm pay me for it to, so I didnt lose out in the end.

    they did, Edward, it´s the Nintendo DS. there´s this new game the kids are raving about (and for) - Nintendogz, it´s called. I don´t really know what it is or does, but apparently I´ve ordered one from Japan via credit card. apparently I wouldn´t mind, I´d have bought it anyway<img src=smilies/icon_smile_question.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle> ffs. oo only a few years and my predicament will be yours <img src=smilies/icon_smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle> there´s some blessings in life after all.

    wasn´t there a pseudo-metaphysical novel based on this theory? hyperspatial cubes and intersecting infinite lines, i just don´t remember what it was called. not *Quincunx* although that covered similar territory iirc.

    and there was also this lady.. <img src=´ ´> now, she really was a hottie in her day, and nasty to boot. uber-evil. I met Jacqueline Pearce (Servalan) a few years ago on holiday in Cornwall, obv aged quite alot now but still a fine-looking woman. I had quite an interesting natter with her. She´s a very elegant lady and highly intelligent, although not jonben/benjon standards of course <img src=smilies/icon_smile.gif width=15 height=15 border=0 align=middle> Coincidentally enough, around the same time, Mrs Taw went to a writer´s forum somewhere and met Paul Darrow (Avon) of all people.

    he didn´t just like milk but a variety of dairy products... ...and <i>History Today </i> must go down as a comedy classic.