* Posts by HKmk23

104 posts • joined 12 Oct 2007

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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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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

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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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3D PRINTED GUNS: THIS time it's for REAL! Oh, wait – no, still crap

HKmk23

Re: Tanks

But a lemonade bottle full of petrol with a piece of cloth for a wick will do nicely......see there is no solution. No gun ever killed anyone deliberately......only the humans who pull the trigger....so if you live in a decent law abiding society....and they do exist......you can legally own and shoot whatever guns you like to as I do.

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Are you a gun owner? Let us in OR ELSE, say Blighty's top cops

HKmk23

Ahhh....the freedom (or rather the loss of it)

The 1903 Pistols Act was the first, followed by the 1920 Firearms Act which was implemented simply because the powers that be were worried about another Bolshevik revolution in the UK after WW1 broke the class boundaries.

Since then the UK governments aim has been to remove all possible power from the people whenever possible.

Dunblane was a terrible act carried out by a certifiable psychiatric case whom the local police, the Strathclyde senior police officer all knew about but did nothing, That is why the senior officer in Strathclyde resigned. All in all a shameful episode mismanaged by the police.

Unannounced visits by police are what I would expect anywhere, quite frankly I have no objection.

I have previously held a FAC in the UK and currently hold the equivalent where I live in France (I still shoot full bore pistol).

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Want a more fuel efficient car? Then redesign it – here's how

HKmk23

A light foot and wheel geometry works wonders

Excellent article, may I add that making sure the wheels run free (you would be surprised have many cars run around with brakes binding just a little...), Also ensure that the wheels are running in a straight line on the straight and that the geometry is equal on the curves, correct tyre pressures also.

I get 25mpg from my 5litre V10 Touareg at 130kph and that weighs 2.85 tonnes!

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Apple's new iPADS have begun the WAR that will OVERTURN the NETWORK WORLD

HKmk23

You can fool some of the people some of the time....but not all the people all the time!

I have Apple shares, an Ipad2 an Iphone4 and several "retired" Iphone3's, a mini Mac.

So I am not anti Apple, but I have been using a Samsung S3mini and recently a Duo and I will not go back to using an Iphone again unless they do a deal with Google to offer an android build.....

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New EU digi-commish struggles with concepts of net neutrality

HKmk23

So I.T. or digital commissioner is not considered important.........typical!

In a leaked diplomatic cable from the United States embassy cable entitled "Lame Duck German Governor Kicked Upstairs as New Energy Commissioner in Brussels," Deputy Chief of Mission in Germany, Greg Delawie notes that

"Chancellor Angela Merkel nominated Baden-Wuerttemberg (BW) Minister President Guenther Oettinger as EU Energy Commissioner primarily to remove an unloved lame duck from an important CDU bastion.

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Jony Ive: Apple iWatch will SCREW UP Switzerland's economy

HKmk23

Absolutely spot on article

Quote "Another way of putting the same thing would be to say that a Rolex isn't just a watch: it's a statement that you've got $10,000 to blow on a bracelet. "

Quite honestly people who buy a Rolex are simply not going to buy a piece of plastic tat no matter who makes it!

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The internet just BROKE under its own weight – we explain how

HKmk23

Cloud computing......I don't think so

What did they expect.....?

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Whoops, my cloud's just gone titsup. Now what?

HKmk23

Head in the clouds....

Anyone who puts critical data/performance needs into someone else's basket will get what they deserve eventually - nothing!

Bean-counters latest version of Citrix el al.....

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Microsoft KILLS Windows 8.1 Update 2 and Patch Tuesday

HKmk23

So Tuesday's will now be known as.........

Screw up Tuesday. No... I do not use W8 but MS's "W7 updates" forced me to image my pc every day so when the "updates" were installed I could repair the damage quickly and easily.

Yes, I know I can choose to download or install or not, but until they are installed you do not know if they are harmless or not.........

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iOS services intended solely for diagnostics: 'I don’t buy it for a minute'

HKmk23

Oh come on

Our beloved boys in blue have not upped the bar since they hid in hedges to catch speeding motorists with stop watches.....

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iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms

HKmk23

One does not replace the Rolls every year!

Neither the Ipad it seems. Apple are hoist by their own petard here, when you buy something manufactured so well, there really is no need to replace it every year, especially when the manufacturer replaces the engine and re-upholsters it on a regular basis!

Now those cheap and cheerful phones with almost no upgrades (Android are you listening?) have become a disposable item.......!

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French telco takes on US rival Netflix... with whose dongle?

HKmk23
Unhappy

One word - bandwidth.

I actually live in France. Lovely country, but as a France Telecom customer (now Orange) until they improve our internet connection to more than the 2meg over copper) we have now, all this is irrelevant.

No doubt the Elysee Palace has fibre but when I asked our local FT tech guy when we might expect fibre he said "he did not have a clue, it was not even in the plan for at least the next two years......"

I have also a seperate Tooway (up/down) satellite connection that gives me 10meg down and 5meg up but with a 10GB monthly limit it will not go far with movies......

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Help us out readers: How would you sniff and store network traffic?

HKmk23

Over engineering? Perhaps a low tech solution?

While there are some excellent suggestions above which will fulfill your requirement, as you do not state the reason for need I would suggest a simple keylogger on each machine will enable you to analyse traffic to your hearts content.

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Facebook pays half a billion dollars for firm that slaps ads on videos

HKmk23

Ah, but........

You are forgetting that the average F@ckbook addict has not got a life as such and so will regard the adverts as a). educational. b). truthful. c). informative.

When your IQ is in the low 70's you need to show pictures of what you ate/drank/saw every half hour to prove to your self that you are alive.

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Royal Navy parks 470 double-decker buses on Queen Elizabeth

HKmk23

But of course when you fill the busses with concrete...

Like the concrete they have had to put in the front of the Eurofighter instead of a cannon.....

They will be known as .....Blunderbusses..........

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The truth on the Navy carrier debacle? Industry got away with murder

HKmk23

Re: Why the love for all the US aircraft?

Serious query, does the Eurofighter now have a working cannon in the front? Or is the piece of concrete they put in it to maintain the balance still in use when they found out that the recoil from the proposed cannon "stopped" the aircraft dead in the air?

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Google starts selling Glass to Brits – for £1,000 a pop

HKmk23

Still only seen one real life potential use

As a shoot around corner system for a suitably equipped gun.

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Today's get-rich-quick scheme: Build your own bank

HKmk23

And you would

really trust the Bank of England.......................?

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What data recovery software would you suggest?

HKmk23

Proof of the pudding...

I have successfully used Active Disk Image software from LSoft Technologies. What I like is that you can either restore the whole disk image or selectively restore single files from the image! What more could you want? I use a laptop with an SSD drive as drive C: this backs up the current image to another SSD in the DVD bay as drive E: for speed and each evening drive E: is backed up to a USB3 750GB WD Black 2.5" caddy drive. All saved data is stored on separate NAS drives. Drive C: only contains todays data clips and notes until sorted. 55GB from C: takes 7minutes to save and 12 minutes to restore, the USB has the oldest image deleted after 7 days. Once you have lost all your data and files you too can be as paranoid as me about backups!. Good luck.

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Autodesk CEO: '3D printing has been way overhyped'

HKmk23

Another shot in the foot methinks....

I seem to remember a head honcho at IBM saying something like..."there probably will only be room for four or five computers in the whole world" or words similar. My thoughts are if you have any shares in Autodesk, sell quick and sell now before they follow Kodak into Chapter 11.........

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Cloud computing is FAIL and here’s why

HKmk23

Head in the clouds

Cloud computing is another bean counters scam to provide the users with dumb terminals. You all know the two major companies who advocate dumb terminals....well, they are at it again.

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Firefox, is that you? Version 29 looks rather like a certain shiny rival

HKmk23

Build ver 29 is just

Plain wonderful, fully customizable, fast and clean.

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Great changes, but sssh don't mention the...

HKmk23

Nice......But

Slick, but no Visio or equivalent and it would not read Word files...... I assume that all the other Windows programmes (Owl, Cumulus, Evernote, etc) simply will not run either. The guy's responsible for Ubuntu have obviously worked very hard on this, but until and unless they make it more "windows" (Microsoft programmes) friendly/compatible I just cannot see it being a windows replacement (which would be nice). I'll just keep on waiting and hoping....

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Who fancies a billion-quid bonanza? Just flog the Home Office some shiny walkie-talkies

HKmk23

Easy-peasy

Satellite phones all round

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