* Posts by Not That Andrew

819 posts • joined 13 Nov 2007

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Windows 10: Buy cheap, buy twice, right? Buy FREE ... buy FOREVER

Not That Andrew

Re: Warning: Windows is not free everywhere ( ...thats statistically improbable )

Warning: Pregnant women, the elderly, and children under 10 should avoid prolonged exposure to Windows 10.

Do not taunt Cortana.

Windows 10 has been shipped to our forces in Syria and our warplanes are bombing IS with copies of Windows 10 now.

Do not splash Windows 10 with water after midnight.

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Not That Andrew

Re: Wheezer

Mine also had both

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Not That Andrew

Re: Free you say?

The Linux desktop is coming and it's worrying MS and Apple

You do realise that every year since 2000 or so has been the "Year of the Linux Desktop". I'd love for that to happen, but it's not going to

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Windows 10 in head-on crash with Nvidia drivers as world watches launch

Not That Andrew

Re: Nvidia at fault?

Funnily enough, my solution in a similar situation, Win 7 with an oldish unsupported graphics card, to was to uninstall the NVidia supplied driver and associated crapware and install the driver from Windows Updates.

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BONK! BONK! Windows 10 whack-a-mole – Microsoft still fixing bugs

Not That Andrew
Mushroom

Only slightly related , but goddamn it I'm getting pissed at all these goddamn updates for Win7 that are just compatibility patches for Win10! Can't those retards at MS design a proper fucking installer for that piece of shit? I was actually interested in Win10 but at the moment I'm so pissed off by those goddamn updates that I would be happy if everyone at MS died in a fire.

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Crazy Chrysler security hole: USB stick fix incoming for 1.4 million cars

Not That Andrew

> So then how do you get someone completely computer-illiterate and isolated to update their car..

I'm pretty sure that's why the NHTSA made it a general recall.

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The Lazarus Effect: Saved by Linux and Cash Converters

Not That Andrew

I remember that I chose Slackware because at the time it was the only distro where the installer recognised my perfectly standard USB keyboard. All the other installers worked fine with PS2 keyboards but not USB, even though the distro's worked fine with them once installed. Maybe he had a similar issue?

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Help! Our Virgin Media TiVo boxes are stuck in a loop! Help! Our Virgin..

Not That Andrew

Intenet's fine over here, but the Virgin set-top box has been rebooting regularly

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Neil Young yanks music from streaming services: 'Worst audio in history'

Not That Andrew

You don't need a Porno Player to listen to FLAC.

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Hackers exploit fresh PC hijack bug in Adobe Flash Player, the internet's screen door

Not That Andrew

Re: Alternatives

While the project seems active, there hasn't been a release in years. The sort of person who actually needs gnash is usually not up to the task of downloading the git repo and compiling it from source. And is also usually not interested in installing a Linux distro which may or may not have a recent package for gnash

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Reg hack survives world's longest commercial flight

Not That Andrew

People were steaming everywhere a century ago, not sailing.

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Looking forward to getting Windows 10 the day it ships? Yeah, about that...

Not That Andrew

@Geoff Campbell Re: ISO

You do realise that Register aeticle is about a preview build of Windows 10, don't you? I was asking if the RTM version would have ISO's available. Luckily I discovered this article squirreled away away on Microsoft Answers: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/insider/wiki/insider_wintp-insider_install/how-to-upgrade-from-previous-versions-of-windows/31722b30-1da9-42bb-b331-0edc4649bf43

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Not That Andrew

Have they actually confirmed whether there will be downloadable ISO's & USB stick images yet and if there are how to get them? I'm not installing Win 10 until there are. I'm not about to do an in place upgrade on Windows. I'm mad but not that mad.

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Microsoft says Oculus Rift distorts world, grinds corrective lenses

Not That Andrew

Re: Comparison

Well I've heard of architects looking into using them for architectural visualisation, but I imagine that would require rose tinted lenses even fuzzier that the standard ones

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Microsoft picks up shotgun, walks 'Modern apps' behind the shed

Not That Andrew

Re: Oi! Microsoft!

You do realise that Ray Ozzie, the guy who inflicted Lotus Notes and Metro/Modern/Whatever it's called upon us is a software guy, not a marketroid?

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Microsoft: FINE, we'll help your web sessions be secure, SHEESH

Not That Andrew

Hmm, I see you point. If someone just enters google.com in the address bar it's probably safe to assume they want the https version, but if you enter http://www.google.com/ you certainly want the http version of the site

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Doom, Mario, Pac-Man level up to video gaming's Hall of Fame

Not That Andrew

Not to mention none of the Lucas Arts adventure games, or Sierra adventure games, for that matter. And no Elite is kinda ridiculous.

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The Internet of things is great until it blows up your house

Not That Andrew

Re: No Codes for You

You could just read and remember the info on the tags, innovative as that idea might seem.

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Finally, Mozilla looks at moving away from 'insecure' HTTP. Maybe

Not That Andrew

In my amateur opinion It's not secure, but it's better than nothing.

The major issue here of course is the huge sense of false security it will give to everyone. And as you say, we will need a new standard for really secure transactions, and universal https will make it harder to convince the PHB's to roll it out and the public to use it.

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Daniel Radcliffe to feature in GTA biopic flick. Well, it's work at least

Not That Andrew

brilliant game, Lemmings

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Microsoft uses Windows Update to force Windows 10 ads onto older PCs

Not That Andrew

Re: Naughty, naughty

>When did Google push Chrome through dubious methods?

Bundling it with all their other software and forcing you to untick checkboxes definately counts as dubious means.

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Operation Redstone: Microsoft preps double Windows update in 2016

Not That Andrew

Re: WinFSm fine-ah-bloody-ly ? Maybe just a decent file search ?

I should me more specific, a new file system that unlike ResFS at the moment, is actually better than NTFS, feature complete and fit for general use.

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Not That Andrew

Re: WinFSm fine-ah-bloody-ly ? Maybe just a decent file search ?

A new Windows file system that acknowledged some of the advances in file systems over the last 20 years would be nice.

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Crack security team finishes TrueCrypt audit – and the results are in

Not That Andrew

Or the devs could have just been rightly pissed at people throwing money at a 3rd party to audit their code, yet sitting on their wallets when it came to supporting them

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Mom and daughter SUE Comcast for 'smuggling' public Wi-Fi hotspot into their home

Not That Andrew

Did Reddit spill over or something? the discussion on El Reg is hardly elevated, but this is at a new low.

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Grab your pitchforks: Ubuntu to switch to systemd on Monday

Not That Andrew

systemd Borged udev

don't forget how systemd has borged udev for some reason. Although their supporters keep on insisting that it's purely a coincidence that udev is now maintained and part of the systemd project and now only available with systemd (unless you use one of the udev forks).

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Go Canada: Now ILLEGAL to auto-update software without 'consent'

Not That Andrew
FAIL

Re: Google just violated this law this morning

>I do have a backup.

So you lost 30 days of data then, Why didn't you say so instead of making yourself look like a total plank,

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Amazon's tax deal in Luxembourg BROKE the LAW, says EU

Not That Andrew

>No, Juncker is the head of the European Commission

That's slightly misleading. The EC is effectively the executive branch of the EU these days. And it is my understanding that as he as PM of Luxembourg he actively lobbied for companies like Amazon and Google to "base" themselves there, touting the tax advantages.

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Why, hello there, Foxy... BYE GOOGLE! Mozilla's browser is a video star

Not That Andrew

Maybe you could have looked at one of the various Open Source VOIP and video conferencing solutions?

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Not That Andrew

Re: Am I the last one...

I quite like all singing, all dancing browsers with the kitchen sink built in, but that's why I use SeaMonkey and used to use Opera when it wasn't crap. I used to use Firefox when I preferred something more slimline and would be cheesed with the current FireFox if that was still what I wanted from a browser.

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Not That Andrew

Re: Well, I've had it with Firefox

Perhaps because the UI of Seamonkey has not aged particularly well, and was never brilliant to begin with? But at least it is usable and they don't tinker with it every 5 minutes.

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systemd row ends with Debian getting forked

Not That Andrew

Re: @ John Hughs What is systemd

>So you're upset because of the location of the source code directory.

>Seriously?

Well I wouldn't call it upset, rather baffled and slightly concerned, yes. Why is udev now part of the systemd project if the intention is for it to remain standalone?

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Not That Andrew

@ John Hughs Re: What is systemd

> Please cite one "essential part of the system" that systemd has "steamrollered into their monster".

Well udev was borged into systemd a while back and is no longer maintained separately (unless you count forks like eudev).

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@ Eddy Ito Re: What is systemd

>It seems to me that another solution is to derive/fork systemd and break down the dependency into smaller

>pieces that can be worked around more easily.

That's already happening with uselessd, which is basically systemd stripped down to an init system and eudev which is udev unborged from systemd (did anyone mention how it had gotten borged).

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Do you spend ages wasting time because of a bulging rack?

Not That Andrew

Re: Empty space? See the empty desk

Or "I Moved Your Cheese" (the Darrel Bristow-Bovey book, not the many others by the same name)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Moved-Your-Cheese-Darrel-Bristow-Bovey/dp/1843301652/

A better self help book than "Who Moved My Cheese" (not difficult) and actually rather funny, unlike the second AC's suggestion.

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Syrian Electronic Army in news site 'hack' POP-UP MAYHEM

Not That Andrew

You mean for Assad's Swiss bank account, Shirley?

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El Reg reanimates Cash'n'Carrion merchandising tentacle

Not That Andrew

Any chance of stocking the classic BOFH O'Really T-shirts (or mugs), like "Distributing Clue To Users" "LART Pocket Reference" and "Windows Infernal File Systems"?

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Sony quietly POODLE-proofs Playstations

Not That Andrew

Re: Why the delay?

I don't use Palemoon but I imagine SSL 3 is disabled by default.

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'How a censorious and moralistic blogger ruined my evening'

Not That Andrew

Re: Über Niemand in der Welt

From what I can tell they are a large taxi company that sidesteps present regulation by using unvetted, untrained private citizens using their own cars as drivers, and instead of using taximeters, uses a smart phone app. They claim not to be a taxi company, but by all objective standards they are.

EDIT I realise is not exactly difficult to become a taxi driver in most places, but usually there is some sort of cursory screening. Certainly a CRB check these days in the UK.

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Heyyy! NICE e-bracelet you've got there ... SHAME if someone were to SUBPOENA it

Not That Andrew
Mushroom

Yes, because everyone claiming incapacity benefits is really teaching karate, water-skiing in Australia and golfing semi-professionally. [/sarcasm]

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Giant bank IT cockup of 2012 'could have brought down ENTIRE financial system'

Not That Andrew

Well it was such a massive and monumentally stupid and unnecessary cock-up that a little double jeopardy is getting a way lightly.

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Criticism of Uber's journo-Data Analytics plan is an Attack on DIGITAL FREEDOM

Not That Andrew

Re: Fact or fiction?

Yes

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Hackers seize Detroit's database, demand $800k. Motor City shrugs: OK, take it

Not That Andrew

I imagine that the techies tried explain to him that XP and win2003 servers were unsupported, unsecure and unstable and he was all "don't care, fix it!". Then one on them noticed his iPhone, streched the truth slightly and said that if they upgrade, they will be able to use a version of Office that can sync to the iPhone, and he was all "Do it now!"

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Patch NOW! Microsoft slings emergency bug fix at Windows admins

Not That Andrew

Re: so much for...

That's a pupular misconception, but there was never a total rewrite. Vista and later were developed from the stripped down version of Win2003 that gave birth to the minwin concept.

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Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode

Not That Andrew

Yeah, that's pretty much how I play Elite (or Oolite) and why I wanted offline.

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Not That Andrew

Re: Solo play not good enough

They are already selling paint schemes, and on a ship by ship basis too.

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Not That Andrew

>Do you really want a version where trading and combat is all you can do?

Sounds good to me

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Not That Andrew

@ IainAM

I'm aware of the online single player, but that is not what I wanted, and is not what I was promised. If they hadn't left this announcement until a month before release, I probably wouldn't be so cheesed either.

I can fire up DosBox and play Frontier if want to, but I doubt I'll still be able to play E:D in 10 years time.

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