* Posts by Delboy

19 posts • joined 21 Dec 2007

Reg reader lost for words over blank HP keyboard

Delboy

Could be useful

I could give one to many of the people who email me. They are totally incapable of typing English, so I would get exactly the same emails if they didn't know which key was which.

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Naked at 30: Osborne 1 stripped to its chips

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Where it all started

The Osbourne 1 Rev A was my very first experience of computers. My company presented one to me in 1982, complete with external monitor, and the instruction, "See what you make of that". After that, I graduated to Geek and the rest is history.

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Facebook lets users report friends who post suicidal content

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They will be busy

Surely, all the sad people who join Facebook, to tell all their "pretend" friends about the uninteresting things they are doing, are all suicide candidates.

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Firefox market share drops as IE makes slender gain

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Keep using IE

I hope the majority of people keep using IE because it will remain the most targetted, by hackers, and I don't use it.

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Mobile-phone wallet stymied by lack of understanding

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Obviously, I'm doomed

If the future will entail using a mobile phone to pay for everything, then I've had it. I absolutely refuse to have one. I hate the bloody things and many of the people who use them in such a rude manner.

Anyway, I cannot afford the cost of using one.

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Apple punts Safari update

Delboy

Worst browser I know

There are still too many sites that Safari won't work on or won't display properly. I'm sticking with Firefox on both my Mac & PC.

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Google polishes Chrome into netbook OS

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Worried

Google actually worry me. They have the same dream of world domination that MS do. It's a bit like S.M.E.R.S.H. and S.P.E.C.T.R.E. trying to eliminate each other. Send for James Bond.

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iPhone owners are superior beings, says survey

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Flame

Another meaningless report

The missing statistic is - 100% of people who use any sort of mobile phone are just sad and pathetic.

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Users: The weakest link in laptop security

Delboy

No surprise there

I'm afraid that more than 90% of the people that I deal with just don't give a hoot, whether or not the laptop is their property or their company's. They throw them around, leave them on permanently, while attached to a power supply and leave all manner of data displayed on the screen.

As for malware, forget it. Most of them have heard terms like virus, trojan and adware but don't have a clue what they mean or how they are contracted. They are ordinary, non-technical people who have been given this lump of equipment for them to write letters or enter some sort of data. They are not interested in how the thing works, it is just their job to use it. If it gets infected, it is just broken. If it gets stolen, they will just have to ask for another one. After all, it's only a bit of old electrical equipment.

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Mobiles finally admitted to English hospitals

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Now I'm even more restricted

As I regard the mobile phone as the most anti-social invention in history, I have deliberately banned myself from any place where its use is allowed. This restricted me to my home, my car and hospital. Now it appears that, if I become seriously ill, I will just have to stay home and die.

Hospital is already a stressful experience and this will make it ten times worse. People will go in with something like a broken leg and come out with serious mental issues.

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Profs: Eating Belgian truffles will make you buy a Mac

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Status Symbol? Pathetic

What's all that crap about the Mac being a status symbol? That just about sums up how pathetic the human race has become. It's ridiculous enough regarding a car as a status symbol, but a an electronic tool? It's beyond belief.

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Satanic net neologisms - nominations invited

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Linux

All of 'em

I'd go with all the ones mentioned above but the most cringeworthy for me are "Blogosphere" and "Interweb"

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Jamming convicts' mobiles works

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@Winkypop

I'm with you, although I favour the reintroduction of capital punishment for owning a mobile phone.

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Safari 3.2 update leaves Mac fanboys' balls in a spin

Delboy

Firefox rules

I have had problems for years with every version of Safari. Frequent crashes and pages not displaying properly. I've lost count of the number of times I have reported it to Apple.

I don't have any plug-ins.

I installed Firefox, last year, and it has never crashed or corrupted a page.

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Orange to bundle free Eee with HSDPA modem, airtime

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Orange - you gotta be joking

Orange could offer me a free Rolls Royce and I still wouldn't go back to the cretins.

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Climate profs 'can't recommend' enormo-space-parasol

Delboy

No way

I don't want a big sunshade - it's bloody cold enough here, already.

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Brits favour ASBOs for unruly mobile users

Delboy

Not enforceable

How the hell would an ASBO or 12 month ban be enforced. The only answer, as I've always maintained, is to bring back the death penalty for owning a mobile.

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Windows XP SP3 leaps into the tubes

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Stunned

Downloaded the iso image, burnt to CD and installed with no problems. Things definitely work a bit faster.

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Kaspersky false alarm quarantines Windows Explorer

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@Ross

Someone else who hasn't read the thread. How many more posters have got to say it? IT IS NOTHING TO DO WITH INTERNET EXPLORER.

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