UriGagarin

UriGagarin

  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    From what I've googled yes you need Java for OO.o. LibreOffice is actively being developed while OpenOffice is not. Only makes a difference when interacting with MS docs. Personally Office 97 was good enough for my needs....
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    Skynet will be run on Javascript and it will say "line 285693 error [object Object]" Read that as Rorschach from Watchman....
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    for the Examples I'm referring to Excel not LO. Although I expect you all know that....
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    Oh and its Calc program has the wonderful behaviour of not trying to work out the data and then moronically mangle it. e.g Range values 1-5 will translate to 1st of May (for UK locale ). OK, undo. Oh I...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    Other way round - Open Office (iirc ) was StarOffice which Sun acquired way back. It morphed into OpenOffice, which was actually very useful for fixing borked Word Docs. When Oracle bought Sun, OpenOffice forked into LibreOffice. OpenOffice then got...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    Couldn't be us Brits - a runway? We've been arguing about a third ruinway (typo but keeping it ) for Heathrow for I'm not entirely sure how long, maybe 30 years ? More? The one in the US would still...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    didn't think of it being a possibility but I'd assume it was part of the overarching geas of control that it was banned,...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    TIL where the Hawkwind track (from QS&C) got its name....
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    Strossian Iron Man vs those works? Saturn's Children alone is worth it to pass on Iron Man. Although I'd love to hear how you would have spun it if it was your bag. Comics are a funny one - never...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    You've mentioned it a couple of times over the years , but what was the backstory behind you being asked to write for the Iron Man movie?...
  • Commented on Ask me anything!
    If you get chance to, try the Talisker 8 year old special bottling that came out last year. Divine. If I'd bought a case then might have been worth keeping long term, but could only buy a max of 2...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    I totally get that - both my parents went in the last 2 years and I'm still sorting out the mess left behind. It was a sincere expression of excitement....
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    Dammit. 2020 for publication? *goes build time machine*...
  • Commented on Three pieces of news about the Laundry Files (UPDATED!)
    The REG stare in the tearoom in Withnail & I is the look I see when you said he was the template for Angleton's glare, pity the rest of his features don't match. Come to that The Register's founder Mike...
  • Commented on The Inevitable Brexit Thread (1)
    Strange women lying in ponds distributing swords should be a system of government. Right now, I'd take it....
  • Commented on Lessons learned: writing really long fiction
    Ah the 2 book, no third situation explains why I'll never find out about Michael Kring's Space Mavericks and what happens when they go to Charon . Shame that both the novelist and the audience (slim that it might be)...
  • Commented on Brexit! Means! Brexit!
    For WTO rules as we can set our own tariffs on goods,so set the import tax on Port and Spanish wine at 10 Yew staves per Firkin of wine. We'll tax exports of wool again with proceeds back to the...
  • Commented on Happy Halloween!
    The Doughnut is GCHQ in Cheltenham isn't it? Yes: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Doughnut...
  • Commented on I get book covers
    Replying to my post - bad etiquette. ahem. My last sentence was to the wider audience rather to OGH....
  • Commented on I get book covers
    Just reminded me, I still don't have the new covers for the first two - I've got the 'Red Hand' and 'Rain Face' versions. To be honest they were one of the reasons I bought them - their abstractness really...
  • Commented on Trapped in the wrong trouser-leg of time
    The wrong trouser leg of time was somewhat sent up by Richard Herring's As It Occurs To Me audio extra podcast ( number 3 ), where he imagines what would happen in a world where Trump didn't win and listens...
  • Commented on Book day!
    Just finished the first pass read - I tend to devour the overall story very quickly and then go back a couple of weeks later for the juicy morsels left over. This one will definitely take several gnawings. Wow. A...
  • Commented on PSA: The Delirium Brief
    Not for a while, but I'd just been to see Hawkwind so https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Captain_Lockheed_and_the_Starfighters came to mind ....
  • Commented on PSA: The Delirium Brief
    "Combat Poet" Awesome. Just have an image of Robert Calvert running around in a flying helmet destroying possessed Starfighters ....
  • Commented on Empire Games
    Richard Herring (a UK comedian) the other night called Trump "The Furious Orange*". which made me laugh. * From The Curious Orange from his TV show this Morning with Richard Not Judy (TMWRNJ) via I Am Curious Orange - a...
  • Commented on Sometimes I don't know why I bother!
    Was going to mention Brian Blessed and Squanto - glad they get a mention. CB Fry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C._B._Fry certainly had an interesting life - turns down Kingship of Albania, cricketer, diplomat, politician. Tries to get Hitler's Germany to take up Test...
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    I've just started reading this, but also have just listened to the first 2 podcasts to help with the book. Found the podcasts rather amusing too. The book is a bit 'bitty' so far, but seeing as I don't really...
  • Commented on What are you reading this summer?
    Like many others above, have read TNS , Who killed Wherlock Holmes and currently on the Corporation Wars. Have the next Peter Grant lined up when it is finally published. I've also been reading a fair bit of 99p books...
  • Commented on Crib Sheet: The Annihilation Score
    Bought TNS today , finished about an hour ago . Fab. That is all, will probably have a couple of questions when the spoiler thread opens. Worked better for me than TAS, only due to subject matter , more familiar...
  • Commented on Constitutional crisis ahoy!
    I do wonder if Her Madge could perhaps abdicate the English throne to Chuck but keep Scotland? There is a whole range of interesting constitutional things that COULD happen if Brenda decided to. She's 90, probably far more fed up...
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