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May 21st 2015, 3:44 pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,499
Posted By dan_alford

Re: US Driving Test

I failed my UK test twice before passing and was very nervous about taking my test here (TN) until my wife/chauffeur said enough was enough.

I remember sitting and waiting for my practical test...
Forum: USA
Jul 7th 2008, 12:09 pm
Replies: 47
Views: 11,816
Posted By dan_alford

Re: Mass permit driving test is a joke

The practical here in TN was "making a block" and "parking". 5 mins tops.

And yes, passed first time.
Forum: The Lounge
Jun 26th 2008, 2:54 am
Replies: 40
Views: 1,756
Posted By dan_alford

Re: Entwistle murder

His parent's still believe that the mother killed the baby and then herself. The BBC had a "have your say" about a month or so ago and the majority of the posts were in his defense, mainly because of...
Forum: The Lab
May 3rd 2008, 1:40 pm
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By dan_alford

Re: The most satisfying $100 I have ever earned

No, but I informed by boss that I did participate in a survey that had a financial reward but did not disclose any company confidential information. His only comment - He wished he had got the call...
Forum: The Lab
May 3rd 2008, 3:35 am
Replies: 2
Views: 492
Posted By dan_alford

The most satisfying $100 I have ever earned

About a month ago, I get a phone call from our receptionist, said she had someone asking to speak to IT and I think "Crap, another appraiser with problems doing something easy" and where is 1st line...
Forum: The Lab
May 2nd 2008, 2:29 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,541
Posted By dan_alford

Re: Help Desk

I think it was a script monkey, the ones where they don't have any training or IT knowledge , just a flow chart.
Forum: The Lab
May 2nd 2008, 12:37 am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,541
Posted By dan_alford

Re: Help Desk

Its not just lusers. It's help desk script monkeys

One time I couldn't access the internet, way back in dial up days.

Me: I can't access the internet. It dials but won't connect
Help Desk:...
Forum: The Lab
Mar 4th 2008, 11:24 pm
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By dan_alford

Re: Microsoft Silverlight

About the only place you will find it right now is MS sites. Everyone else uses Adobe products ( Flash/Flex)
Forum: The Lounge
Feb 29th 2008, 9:19 pm
Replies: 97
Views: 2,595
Posted By dan_alford

Re: Star Trek

TNG was good, DS9 was better, even if it was a rip off of Babylon 5. Everything after DS9 was just trying to milk the cow.

So who is going to go see the new movie? I'm hoping and praying its not...
Forum: The Lounge
Feb 28th 2008, 1:58 am
Replies: 74
Views: 2,101
Posted By dan_alford

Re: It's only been a few hours

Careful, shes marked as volatile :)
Forum: The Lounge
Feb 28th 2008, 1:33 am
Replies: 74
Views: 2,101
Posted By dan_alford

Re: It's only been a few hours

Aren't you a geek ? ;) :p
Forum: The Lounge
Feb 28th 2008, 1:27 am
Replies: 74
Views: 2,101
Posted By dan_alford

Re: It's only been a few hours

So this is another classic chicken and egg issue. What came first? Geeks or make it yourself kits?
Forum: The Lounge
Feb 28th 2008, 1:25 am
Replies: 74
Views: 2,101
Posted By dan_alford

Re: It's only been a few hours

He tried to install linux but hadn't invented the geek yet so was unable to get anywhere with it :)
Forum: The Lounge
Feb 28th 2008, 1:10 am
Replies: 74
Views: 2,101
Posted By dan_alford

Re: It's only been a few hours

Just watch out for all the sharks.
Forum: The Lounge
Feb 28th 2008, 1:06 am
Replies: 74
Views: 2,101
Posted By dan_alford

Re: It's only been a few hours

Your a sinner if you use any open source software, its "communist cancer" :P
Forum: The Lounge
Feb 28th 2008, 1:03 am
Replies: 74
Views: 2,101
Posted By dan_alford

Re: It's only been a few hours

Always wondered why Outlook was so monolithic, now I know :)
Forum: The Lab
Feb 28th 2008, 12:44 am
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By dan_alford

Re: Screen resolution

Isn't it about time someone made a "wilmore needs help with her Mac" subforum :p
Forum: The Lab
Feb 27th 2008, 3:06 am
Replies: 43
Views: 1,761
Posted By dan_alford

Re: Why can't I scroll up...?

Let me know how it works. Sometimes its the drivers and/or windows that causes these problems instead of the hardware.

If the old keyboard works fine then you know its time to buy a new one. If...
Forum: The Lab
Feb 27th 2008, 2:56 am
Replies: 43
Views: 1,761
Posted By dan_alford

Re: Why can't I scroll up...?

Try one of the old ones and see if it has the same issue.
Forum: The Lab
Feb 27th 2008, 2:44 am
Replies: 43
Views: 1,761
Posted By dan_alford

Re: Why can't I scroll up...?

How about the mouse? Dodgy scrollwheel?
Forum: The Lab
Feb 27th 2008, 1:16 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,544
Posted By dan_alford

Re: Ubuntu

Classic :rofl:
Forum: The Lab
Feb 26th 2008, 4:02 am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,544
Posted By dan_alford

Re: Ubuntu

If you have any questions let me know. I recently did this on an older box ( p4 1.5 SCSI 70gb server) so your spec should run it fine. I also set up Samba on it and mapped it for the windows users to...
Forum: The Lab
Feb 25th 2008, 11:47 pm
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By dan_alford

Re: Now this does look good.

It's like a lot of apple products. On the surface they look like wonderful devices but there is always something sub-par. E.g. The lack of 3g on the iPhone, the non removable battery on the Mac Book...
Forum: The Lab
Feb 25th 2008, 4:32 am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,135
Posted By dan_alford

Re: Dark side

I have to agree on this, outlook is much better than Thunderbird. I read that most of the Thunderbird team recently left Mozilla and that Mozilla did announce a new Mail client in the works soon.
Forum: The Lab
Feb 23rd 2008, 5:17 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 583
Posted By dan_alford

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