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by cwathen
Tue 06 Jan, 2004 21.37
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Afternoon, Evening, Night
Replies: 14
Views: 2358

Technically of course, morning starts at 12AM and afternoon at 12PM. Beyond that it's all a bit blurry.

I tend to work on these time regions:

5AM-8AM Early Morning
8AM-12PM Morning
12PM-6PM Afternoon
6PM-9PM Evening
9PM-1AM Night
1AM-5AM - Middle of the Night
by cwathen
Tue 23 Dec, 2003 20.56
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Windows Longhorn System Requirements
Replies: 25
Views: 5103

PC World is a very odd outfit. Some of their brownbox components are really competitively priced - atm they are doing some OEM 10/100 ethernet cards for £4.99, you can't even get them that cheap on mail order. Yet some things are ludicrously overpriced; in the summer I was doing a job for someone on...
by cwathen
Tue 23 Dec, 2003 15.15
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Windows Longhorn System Requirements
Replies: 25
Views: 5103

I think the idiots that write the minimum specs should get into the real world and actually suggest something that enables you to end up with a usable system - not one that is slows to a crawl due to the swapping to and from the hard disk. The people who devise minimum specs are in the real world, ...
by cwathen
Tue 23 Dec, 2003 12.06
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Windows Longhorn System Requirements
Replies: 25
Views: 5103

And of course, Microsoft always set silly low specs for their OS - didn't they claim that Win95 would work in 4Megs of RAM and a 386 processor? I remember it struggling along on a P100 and 8Megs of RAM. Beat me to it! In truth, you really had to go to the top spec machines of the time (which would ...
by cwathen
Tue 23 Dec, 2003 11.04
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Windows Longhorn System Requirements
Replies: 25
Views: 5103

Minimum CPU - 800Mhz Pentium III Minimum RAM - 256MB physical RAM Minimum VGA - 32MB Graphics card To be fair though, that's not such an outrageous spec considering what you can get these days. AFAIK, pretty much every off the shelf machine these days will be at least that spec, and even a 2 year o...
by cwathen
Fri 07 Nov, 2003 10.00
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Blaine at it again
Replies: 10
Views: 2148

Hang on, weren't we told that the box incident would take months or years to recover from? I think this pretty much proves that the box was a fake.
by cwathen
Sun 26 Oct, 2003 11.19
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: British Summer Time
Replies: 23
Views: 6417

Well it worked out OK for me last night - the pub we were in was supposed to close at 2. But since 2 was an hour later than usual, they effectively opened until 3.
by cwathen
Sat 18 Oct, 2003 00.45
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Faking/Hiding an MSN version number
Replies: 19
Views: 4469

Well I'm now on MSN6 and I just don't like it. It's too cluttered. I don't want to play games or travel with expedia.co.uk, I don't need all those extra buttons on the message windows getting in the way of the chat. The reason I stayed with MSN 3.6 was that it was simple and uncluttered - the addons...
by cwathen
Sat 27 Sep, 2003 15.36
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Faking/Hiding an MSN version number
Replies: 19
Views: 4469

M$ are preventing everyone who doesn't upgrade (or doesn't use the M$ client) because there is a new protocol that is more secure. Only MSN6 supports it. Which conveniently also takes out all people using older and less cluttered versions of their software, and stops people who like the convenience...
by cwathen
Fri 26 Sep, 2003 11.26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Faking/Hiding an MSN version number
Replies: 19
Views: 4469

Faking/Hiding an MSN version number

Weeks after Yahoo ended support for older versions of their messenger program and forced users to upgrade, Microsoft have jumped on the bandwagon too. After well over a year of weekly pleas to upgrade, my good old MSN Messenger Service 3.6 is now 'no longer supported' (despite signing in fine and ap...