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How is that possibly the best date format, unless... 2,819 Views / 129 Replies  
How is that possibly the best date format, unless you are so arrogant as to assume that everyone in the world should speak and understand the English language?
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Oct 27, 2006 at 05:55 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hear, hear! The majority of the world write... 2,819 Views / 129 Replies  
Hear, hear!

The majority of the world write their dates in an ordered format. The US is in an extreme minority.

Unless of course you think Americans are so much more important and civilized...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Oct 27, 2006 at 01:52 PM, in MacNN Lounge
My goodness. I am so glad that here in... 1,889 Views / 135 Replies  
My goodness.

I am so glad that here in civilized Europe we have the European Convention on Human Rights, which enshrines in international law, amongst other things, the right to a fair trial and...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Oct 27, 2006 at 11:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I guessed that the French and German versions... 2,819 Views / 129 Replies  
I guessed that the French and German versions would have dates in a more sensible order, but this is wrong too. The language setting should not dictate the date format.

As much as I detest the US...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Oct 27, 2006 at 11:17 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I agree with you, but only if you take the logic... 2,819 Views / 129 Replies  
I agree with you, but only if you take the logic of your argument to its conclusion.

My preference when working with dates is for them to be in ISO YYYY-MM-DD format, as is used in Sweden. This...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Oct 27, 2006 at 11:15 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Anyone else upset by US date format on new .Mac webmail? 2,819 Views / 129 Replies  
Why do Apple do it? Don't they realise there is a whole world outside the US?

No-one in Europe uses - or even understands why anyone would want to use - the MM/DD/YYYY date format, yet Apple...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Oct 27, 2006 at 04:32 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Mighty Mouse not wireless? 15,851 Views / 280 Replies  
The funkiest mouse out, but no wireless version? Seems rather odd...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Aug 2, 2005 at 10:01 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Mac OS X on Dell box/Windows XP on Apple box? 465 Views / 8 Replies  
With today's news, how long do you think it will be before we see:

a) Mac OS X running on a Dell box;
b) Windows XP running on an Apple box?
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Jun 6, 2005 at 04:15 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Don't the US and Canada have something similar to... 1,090 Views / 42 Replies  
Don't the US and Canada have something similar to Schengen over here in Europe whereby at the external ports of the border control area there is a database on which border control police can check if...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on May 26, 2005 at 05:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
In Corstorphine. The most middle class part of... 3,271 Views / 127 Replies  
In Corstorphine. The most middle class part of Edinburgh according to BBC News. :)

You in IT for a living?
Posted by kennethmac2000, on May 15, 2005 at 06:45 PM, in GUI Customization
Ah yes. Whereabouts? 3,271 Views / 127 Replies  
Ah yes. Whereabouts?
Posted by kennethmac2000, on May 15, 2005 at 06:33 PM, in GUI Customization
How can you be really sure this person is a... 3,271 Views / 127 Replies  
How can you be really sure this person is a schoolkid?
Posted by kennethmac2000, on May 15, 2005 at 06:21 PM, in GUI Customization
I read on the Apple support site that charging... 665 Views / 8 Replies  
I read on the Apple support site that charging over USB 1.1 does work, just that it takes a bit longer than with 2.0.
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Feb 25, 2005 at 02:52 PM, in iPhone, iPad & iPod
Heeheehee... Unfortunately this euro zone... 753 Views / 31 Replies  
Heeheehee...

Unfortunately this euro zone argument doesn't apply to the UK, so, despite us being a bunch of euro-jerks, we still got our own store due to our sheer size.

However, for a lot of...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Oct 26, 2004 at 03:10 PM, in MacNN Lounge
The point is not that we have to pay a bit more... 542 Views / 20 Replies  
The point is not that we have to pay a bit more to purchase from the UK store.

The point is that we are being prevented from also exercising our right - which we have under single market rules -...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Sep 16, 2004 at 06:07 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Well, when the music industry starts an online... 542 Views / 20 Replies  
Well, when the music industry starts an online retail channel of its own, I'll see that they are properly taken to task for any breach of Community law.

In the meantime, I believe it is Apple that...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Sep 15, 2004 at 07:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Whilst it is of course undoubtedly true that if... 542 Views / 20 Replies  
Whilst it is of course undoubtedly true that if the United Kingdom was part of the third stage of economic and monetary union (the euro), there is no way that Apple could get away with charging...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Sep 15, 2004 at 04:28 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: lol. You say "literally means" as if that wasn't... 1,641 Views / 95 Replies  
lol. You say "literally means" as if that wasn't what it really means! Halvliter øl means a half litre of beer. Simple.

There is absolutely no reason on the face of the planet why people in the UK...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Aug 29, 2004 at 06:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Do you work for Softpress Angus? ;) 445 Views / 11 Replies  
Do you work for Softpress Angus? ;)
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Aug 29, 2004 at 06:02 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Precisely. What really irritates me, though,... 1,641 Views / 95 Replies  
Precisely.

What really irritates me, though, is people in the UK who advocate the metric system in general but still insist on ridiculous exceptions, like miles per hour on the road and pints of...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Aug 29, 2004 at 12:43 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: What about bokmål? Nynorsk is used only by a... 1,641 Views / 95 Replies  
What about bokmål? Nynorsk is used only by a minority of the Norwegian population.
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Aug 29, 2004 at 08:50 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Coz I am a European citizen and Apple Expo is the... 445 Views / 11 Replies  
Coz I am a European citizen and Apple Expo is the premier Mac show in the European Union. Simple. :)
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Aug 28, 2004 at 09:42 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Who is going to the Apple Expo keynote? 445 Views / 11 Replies  
Me too to this message if you're going to the Apple Expo keynote.

(Like I am.)

:)
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Aug 28, 2004 at 09:16 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Exactly. And what is a completely false... 1,641 Views / 95 Replies  
Exactly.

And what is a completely false argument to make is that people can competently use metric measurements at work and then imperial measures when they come home. Human society does not...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Aug 28, 2004 at 06:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: The problem with that approach is that, in... 1,641 Views / 95 Replies  
The problem with that approach is that, in certain contexts, 1654 (to take your example) can all too easily be misinterpreted to mean one thousand, six hundred and fifty-four.

To be honest, I am...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Aug 28, 2004 at 11:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: I personally think thousand separators are ugly... 1,641 Views / 95 Replies  
I personally think thousand separators are ugly and so always use spaces anyway. As for the decimal comma, I do think it makes more sense than having what is effectively a full stop (as we call...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Aug 27, 2004 at 02:03 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Come on. Be serious man. If we are rounding... 1,641 Views / 95 Replies  
Come on. Be serious man.

If we are rounding to the nearest inch now, why would we not be able to round to the nearest centimetre if we started using metric measurements?

Ah yes. No reason.
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Aug 27, 2004 at 09:42 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Speed limit signs, for obvious reasons, have to... 1,641 Views / 95 Replies  
Speed limit signs, for obvious reasons, have to be changed using a big bang approach, but distance signs can be changed over a longer period (although preferably not as long as in Ireland!).

And...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Aug 27, 2004 at 09:38 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Someone asked me about this last night actually.... 1,641 Views / 95 Replies  
Someone asked me about this last night actually. Whilst, in theory, I would be quite happy to use only seconds and multiples thereof (kiloseconds, megaseconds, etc), I realise that time is somewhat...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Aug 26, 2004 at 08:33 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Re: Re: Re: Re: Should the UK change to metric on its roads? 1,641 Views / 95 Replies  
Well, to be fair, I suspect sites like this wouldn't exist if Canada was completely metric... ;)

One Metre (http://members.shaw.ca/gw.peterson/metric.html)

And, for a completely unbiased view...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Aug 26, 2004 at 08:29 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: The thing is... the imperial system is broken. ... 1,641 Views / 95 Replies  
The thing is... the imperial system is broken.

All metric units have multiples that are powers of ten, ie, 10, 100, 1_000 and so on. So to convert between units of different sizes, you need only...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Aug 26, 2004 at 08:00 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Re: Re: Should the UK change to metric on its roads? 1,641 Views / 95 Replies  
Fortunately, it is a legal requirement throughout the European Union that petrol and diesel are sold in litres.

In addition, vehicle fuel consumption must be quoted in kilometres per litre,...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Aug 26, 2004 at 07:37 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Poll: Should the UK change to metric on its roads? 1,641 Views / 95 Replies  
Ireland, having converted the vast majority of its road distance signs to kilometres a decade ago, completes the transition by next month converting its road speed limits to kilometres per hour (a...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Aug 26, 2004 at 10:34 AM, in MacNN Lounge
MAJOR PROBLEM with iBook Logic Board Repair Extension Program 658 Views / 4 Replies  
I have an iBook with a serial number starting UV210. It has EXACTLY the same problem as the iBook Logic Board Repair Extension Program is meant to fix, yet Apple has arbitrarily decided not to...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Jan 29, 2004 at 03:31 AM, in Mac Notebooks
I assume u mean the entirety of what you said was... 2,227 Views / 46 Replies  
I assume u mean the entirety of what you said was wrong. ;)

In real life, you have rolls of film which contain a fixed number of photos. Very few people take less or more than the stated number of...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Jan 11, 2004 at 04:24 PM, in Applications
Can you please clarify what the duty is to import... 712 Views / 16 Replies  
Can you please clarify what the duty is to import a personal computer from the US into the EU? I was under the impression it was zero.
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Jan 11, 2004 at 04:11 PM, in Applications
Seemingly Panther only finds Windows shared... 250 Views / 3 Replies  
Seemingly Panther only finds Windows shared printers if their names are sufficiently short.

This is presumably a limitation of Samba but is still rather cheap.
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Oct 29, 2003 at 12:39 AM, in Consumer Hardware & Components
Re: Panther drag 'n' drop: WOW! 2,078 Views / 9 Replies  
Come on folks. Some of you may think I'm being anal, but not everyone is going to have F9 set to do anything Exposé-related. You could be confusing some people when it doesn't do anything.
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Oct 25, 2003 at 09:08 PM, in Mac OS X
I also have a Quicksilver G4 but with a GeForce 2... 4,066 Views / 26 Replies  
I also have a Quicksilver G4 but with a GeForce 2 MX, and I am having no problems at all with the reliability of sleep in Panther.
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Oct 25, 2003 at 09:06 PM, in Mac OS X
Of course we all know what you mean, but a lot of... 1,770 Views / 14 Replies  
Of course we all know what you mean, but a lot of people may not have F9 set to do anything remotely connected with Exposé.

On my machine, F9 opens my e-mail client.
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Oct 25, 2003 at 09:04 PM, in Mac OS X
This thread seems to have attracted an awful lot... 5,554 Views / 92 Replies  
This thread seems to have attracted an awful lot of sad individuals who are determined to force their own social views onto the rest of us.

If a friend of mine wants to let me use his computer and...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Oct 22, 2003 at 05:44 PM, in Mac OS X
Oh. My. Goodness. Get a grip ppppppplease. What... 5,554 Views / 92 Replies  
Oh. My. Goodness. Get a grip ppppppplease. What if I expect other people to be able to use all the apps on my system - including and especially iTunes? If they can't then do so I will expect them to...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Oct 22, 2003 at 05:33 PM, in Mac OS X
What if you are living in an apartment with some... 5,554 Views / 92 Replies  
What if you are living in an apartment with some of your student mates? Most people I know in that situation wouldn't necessarily want their mates messing around with their system to the extent that...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Oct 22, 2003 at 04:36 PM, in Mac OS X
So, iTunes is the only application that can... 5,554 Views / 92 Replies  
So, iTunes is the only application that can access devices - sorry, I mean "DEVICES!!!!!" - is it?

Again, get real.

The real reason why iTunes won't run for more than 1 user is that Apple are...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Oct 22, 2003 at 02:12 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: MAJOR JAUAR LIMITATION: iTunes can't be used by 2 users at once 5,554 Views / 92 Replies  
What if you don't have admin rights?

Come on guys. Get real here!

Are some of you paid to be Apple apologists or what?
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Oct 22, 2003 at 02:05 PM, in Mac OS X
Remind me... are you still 12, or was it your... 5,554 Views / 92 Replies  
Remind me... are you still 12, or was it your 13th birthday recently?

The whole point of fast user switching is that you can leave your apps running and switch to another user. I have at no point...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Oct 22, 2003 at 02:03 PM, in Mac OS X
Re: Re: MAJOR PANTHER LIMITATION: iTunes can't be used by 2 users at once 5,554 Views / 92 Replies  
Yes, they're not that stupid. It still won't let you run more than one instance at once. :mad:
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Oct 22, 2003 at 02:39 AM, in Mac OS X
MAJOR PANTHER LIMITATION: iTunes can't be used by 2 users at once 5,554 Views / 92 Replies  
Hi folks,

I have seen this major limitation of Panther mentioned incidentally in one or two other threads, but I think it is such a big problem that it merits a thread of its own.

For those of...
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Oct 22, 2003 at 02:20 AM, in Mac OS X
Ah right. I didn't know you could do Command-S in... 391 Views / 5 Replies  
Ah right. I didn't know you could do Command-S in .Mac webmail. Must remember that one...

...or you could READ the original post!
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Oct 21, 2003 at 04:18 PM, in Mac OS X
Hmmmmmmm.... seems like a pretty lame defence if... 2,872 Views / 137 Replies  
Hmmmmmmm.... seems like a pretty lame defence if ever I heard one.
Posted by kennethmac2000, on Oct 21, 2003 at 04:12 PM, in Mac OS X
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