* Posts by HKmk23

129 posts • joined 12 Oct 2007

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AI can now tell if you're a criminal or not

HKmk23

Yes, but for the sake of the planet we have to reduce the population somehow, so this will make a starting point......next brown eyes or blue eyes...hmmm?

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LASER RAT FENCE wins €1.7m European Commission funds

HKmk23

Then of course

You could uprate the laser to 400w. Job done, the biological residue becomes compost, and Darwins law takes care of the odd collateral damage.

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Training puppies.

HKmk23

Well this is my thoughts

I have a picture of my dog on the sideboard...This is what is on the picture

WELCOME TO MY HOUSE........RULES

I live here......you don't!

If you do not want dog hair on your clothes.....stay off the furniture!

My parents like me a lot better than most people.

To you I'm just a dog, to my Dad I'm an adopted child who is short, furry, has four legs and barks!

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Tim Peake to return to Earth after six months floating around in space

HKmk23

Re: Hhmmm...

Are those the same schoolkids the kids of the parents who were misled into thinking that the BBC micro was a sure fire way into earning the same as Bill Gates?

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Re: Hhmmm...

I was wondering if I was the only one who was questioning what he actually did up there apart from entertain a few schools and some zero gravity acrobatics? How much did it actually cost and who paid?

Or was this another jolly for one of the boys?

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One espresso is not theft, Oz judge rules, it's part of civilization

HKmk23
Devil

That's thetrouble

with employing females.......one week every month they grow horns and a forked tail!

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SHOCK: GM crops are good for you and the planet, reckon boffins

HKmk23

Well if GM worked, then why....can no-one...

Come up with a GM grass for my lawn so I only have to mow it once a year?

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Valley VC Peter Thiel becomes an official Trump delegate

HKmk23

Lot of lefty luvvies on here it seems

Trump is a business man, he will make America work. Unlike the idiots in the UK gov. The USA have had their Uncle Tom so God help us all if they put a woman in charge of the biggest nuclear arsenal in the world......

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F-35s failed 'scramble test' because of buggy software

HKmk23

OMG

Are these things going to carry nukes?

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Must listen: We've found the real Bastard Operator From Hell

HKmk23

Great

I don't suppose you could do a voice over in French? They are just getting their heads around cold calls here and ring at all hours.....

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Brexit would pinch UK tech spend but the EU wouldn't care – survey

HKmk23

Leave the Conman Market before its too late!

Britain should be be like Jersey.....20% income tax......7% sales tax......full control of its its own laws and borders.......yes please let us turn Britain into the biggest offshore tax haven in the world complete with tax free manufacturing bases......just wait and see how many world names beat a path to our door then.....Apple..Amazon...just work your way through the alphabet.....then we might even be able to be fussy on who we let buy houses in the UK just like Jersey and Guernsey do now!

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3D printers set for lift off? Yes, yes, yes... at some point in the future

HKmk23

I think

3d printing is currently at the "Commodore PET" point of evolution. When I can order something from Amazon and a fridge sized box in the garage makes it in 20 minutes....3d printing will have arrived.

Say in 2021?

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iPad bricked by iOS 9.3? Don't worry, we'll get through this together

HKmk23

Wow....our old iPad2 works great with 9.3

No problems upgrading at all......whats wrong......now I am worried.....is it going die in a minute?

My better half only uses it for Foolsbook and reading the Daily Fail so its not really stretched......

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Mud sticks: Microsoft, Windows 10 and reputational damage

HKmk23

Windows 10...

Possibly the hardware is critical. For me W10 is wonderful. I started with windows 3.0 so I think I know what I am on about.

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Router configurations suck (power out of mobile devices, that is)

HKmk23

Your would do more good....

Deleting Facebook! from your mobile device...

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Samsung now pushing Marshmallows into the Galaxy S6, Edge

HKmk23

Samsung?

Is a Korean company and I suspect that "after sales service" does not actually translate in Korean...it probably equates to "time to buy another".....I have three marvelous Samsung devices (Tab2, MiniS3 and Grand Duos) and updates are not available....so as far as I am concerned I think that next time it will be a chinese device at half the price and I will not expect an upgrade. One last thing though I do suggest that you try the "Nova" desktop app from the Playstore....it is very Lollipop like especialy for older devices.

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Putin's internet guru says 'nyet' to Windows, 'da' to desktop Linux

HKmk23

Well.....

Many of Frances departments (local authorities) are using Linux already and doctors, hospitals etc are all using Apple....no-one likes Microsoft at all....

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FTC: Duo bought rights to Android game – then turned it into ad-slinging junkware in an update

HKmk23

Simple

Don't play (download) games.....

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Is hybrid cloud fundamental for your organisation? Tell us, readers!

HKmk23

Ah....the Emperor's clothes syndrome

The same people who pushed thin clients as the future are all back again pushing the cloud.....I prefer my wallet in my back pocket.......not in someones "cloud"......have they never heard of the old derogatory saying "his head is in the cloud's"?

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BlackBerry Priv: After two weeks on test, looks like this is a keeper

HKmk23

Easy...root your phone...

Install Nova desktop, then just get rid of all the Google crap and you end up with a really nice useable android phone....and....as you have rooted it they will/can not "upgrade" it while you are asleep!

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Google, didn't you get the memo? Stop trying to make Google+ happen

HKmk23

There is only one elephant in the room

People simply no longer trust Google......so Google, just do the search engines and stop trying to organise peoples lives....if you need Google to tell you what to do now or tomorrow perhaps a less challenging career might suit ........quilt making/stamp collecting/flower pressing?

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Next year's Windows 10 auto-upgrade is MSFT's worst idea since Vista

HKmk23
Facepalm

Time to look at another opsys?

I live in a French village of 200 inhabitants, so you can imagine the ratio of Brits....I have already had to rebuild two laptops back to Windows 7 from 10 "upgrades"........so when and if this starts I think I will just hide somewhere...............

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Cisco: The day of PCs is passing, cloud storage will dominate by 2019

HKmk23
WTF?

The end....ha - ha - ha

Did not some other plonker from IBM say once that there would only be the need for five computers?....This comment is right up there alongside it.....I would no more put my data into the "cloud" than put my wallet in someone else's pocket for safekeeping...... the word lemmings keeps coming into my mind........

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The ONE WEIRD TRICK which could END OBESITY

HKmk23

Use your common sense ( for those who have some)

Do not eat any food that is pre processed in any way.....simple really, then you actually know what you are eating. Who says bread is good for you anyway? There is nothing more convenient than an apple or a raw carrot.....fresh fish or cooked eggs even chicken if you know it was raised free range (so no I am not a veggynutcase).

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A close shave: How to destroy your hard drives without burning down the data centre

HKmk23

Easy

I have on many occasions used a 12 gauge slug from 2 yards, does an excellent job of total destruction. No good for a data centre obviously but otherwise great fun.

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'Fix these Windows 10 Horrors': Readers turn their guns on Redmond

HKmk23

Re: Just use Linux!

If you can get Linux to run Visio or a windows 32 bit legacy program VAGcom or Cumulus weather station I'm in.....but until then it's W7.

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HKmk23

Never thought I would say this

I'm going to buy more Apple shares....Microsoft has finally fkd themselves and I don't even like Apple products......

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Who wants a classic ThinkPad with whizzy new hardware? Lenovo would just love to know

HKmk23

Yes please but with................

16g ram, two ssd bays (swoppable) usb3 x5 high end video graphics and bluetooth that actually works for playing my music through external speakers.

My x201 is almost worn out. So please quickly find a replacement that is as bulletproof.

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Attack of the possibly-Nazi clone parakeet invaders

HKmk23

More importantly

What do they taste like?

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So what would the economic effect of leaving the EU be?

HKmk23

If you build a better mousetrap...................

The world will beat a path to your door....true then and true now, 50% or our "exports" are sold outside the EU anyway our car exports are produced in what are basically assembly plants, not manufacturing plants so the asian manifacturers can slide under the EU rules. Leaving the EU will bring innovation and work back to our island, along with cheap food from New Zealand and Australia etc. The Federal state of Europe run by Germany who we theoretically beat in not one but two world wars is not a place I want to live.

All that needs to be done is turn England into a tax free zone (like the channel isles) and the worlds finance and banking will flock to our shores even more than they do now, just ask yourself how many car makers would build a factory in a tax free zone?

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New Windows 10 will STAGGER to its feet, says Microsoft OS veep

HKmk23

Will VM work

Win 10 looks so bad that I am seriously considering running a Macbook with VM so I can still use Visio, Autoroute and Microsoft Money which are the only reasons I still use Win 7. Anybody got any better ideas?

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Bloke hits armadillo AND mother-in-law with single 9mm round

HKmk23

Surprised

Considering it was in the good ol' US of A, I am surprised he only used a 9mm, I would have expected at least an armour piercing 7.62 round (which would have dealt with the mother in law as well) but if he was aiming for a ricochet shot he would have needed a different trajectory.

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Indian cops spice up protests with pepper spray-armed DRONES

HKmk23

Atishoo, atishoo and they all fall down.....

If the UK busybodies (Government) read this there will be an immediate ban on all drones in the UK with draconian punishments for offenders...

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Net neutrality crunch poll: Americans want to know WTF it is

HKmk23

In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king.

Remember only 10% of US citizens hold a passport, so expecting net neutrality to be even understood is simply asking too much. Anyway, close down Google and you will not need any net neutrality laws.

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Atlas unplugged! DARPA's unTerminator robot cuts the power cable

HKmk23

Can't wait

To read the DARPA specs for the 2025 competition.......fly a plane, do battlefield surgery, go covert and build IED's?

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Windows 7 MARKED for DEATH by Microsoft as of NOW

HKmk23

But........

Just think, only odd number windows builds actually work properly...

Win 3.11

Win 95

Win 7

So probably Win 11 will be OK..........just don't touch Win 13......!

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Hola HoloLens: Reg man gets face time with Microsoft's holographic headset

HKmk23

Let us hope

That it turns out good enough to used in a helpdesk environment....and not just for computing.

Now how do you strip the gearbox in a Honda lawnmower? or Is this right way to wire an air conditioner?

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Saudi Arabia to flog man 1,000 times for insulting religion on Facebook

HKmk23

Re: In a few decades...

What an excellent piece.....may I suggest that everyone copies and forwards this to everyone they know....and spread some common sense to an ever seemingly mad world.

Je Suis Charlie.......

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Police radios will be KILLED soon – yet no one dares say 'Huawei'

HKmk23

Watch this space - another multi billion pound cockup in the making.

As why change the system said, nothing wrong with TETRA, but of course the buyers know nothing and the sellers are bullsh#tting.....typical civil service contract negotiation...the blind being led by the crooked. Glad I am out of it all now.

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Nvidia flops out TERAFLOP X1 for self-aware cars

HKmk23

I wonder

If this is as good as it sounds......why is it not offered in quadcopters? CCTV systems? Robot (walking types) systems? even laptops?

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Reg man confesses: I took my wife out to choose a laptop for Xmas. NOOOO

HKmk23

Just an idea

How about a Lenovo laptop (excellent) and a can of spray paint in the chosen shade? I doubt the orange crookbook had an orange keyboard......

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Ghosts of Christmas Past: The long-ago geek gifts that made us what we are

HKmk23

Re: You left out flying models

I forgot to mention the wonderful discovery of the Jetex fuse and the amount of smoke that could generated by the solid fuel pellet that powered the Jetex motors. The booby traps one could set!

Much more fun than watching the Jetex powered car racing around and around the brick which tethered it slowly reducing the diameter of the circle until it just stopped and overheated or sometimes breaking the attaching string and sending it on one kamikaze flight into the wall.

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HKmk23

Oh dear

I had everyone of those at one time or another...............

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India's heavy launch rocket passes flight test

HKmk23
Megaphone

At last a British funded rocket takes off

How much UK taxpayers money funded this instead helping the millions of India's starving poor? Sorry to sound like sour grapes but it makes me mad to see such a profligate waste of money duplicating other countries achievements just for political purposes.

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EU VAT law could kill THOUSANDS of online businesses

HKmk23

Jersey

I would suggest that anyone who is going to be upset or inconvenienced by these changes sets up a small distribution company in Jersey Channel Isles. Why? They are NOT in the EU....so your sales will be charged out at 5% GST (local tax) and the recipient if any will be liable for the local vat - not the seller.....

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Brit GUN NUT builds WORKING SNIPER RIFLE at home out of scrap metal!

HKmk23

Nice job, shame about the repercussions.....

Nice restoration, shame about your location I would think the police helicopter is just about overhead and what passes for a SWAT team over there is hiding in the bushes in your garden about now.

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VW's Scirocco diesel: A sheep in Wolfsburg’s clothing

HKmk23

Re: Diesel

When Hollande and his leftie cronies are history after the next election we shall all be back behind our cheap to run never go wrong oil burners......or we shall be lighting tyres on the autoroutes.......

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Jacking up firearms fees will cost SMEs £3.5 MILLION. Thanks, Plod

HKmk23

Only the bad guys won't pay

In the civilised country I now live in I pay nothing for my licence to own and carry weapons.

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Coming clean: Ten cordless vacuum cleaners

HKmk23

I Thought the Reg was an IT mag.

What on earth is this? Housewifes choice? Or a Which magazine wannabe?

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Boffin imagines Wi-Fi-defined no-shoot zones for wireless weapons

HKmk23

It is not even April the first.......

Impossible to dignify this article with a comment - sorry.

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