* Posts by Tony Paulazzo

1018 posts • joined 2 Feb 2008

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'Apple ate my music!' Streaming jukebox wipes 122GB – including muso's original tracks

Tony Paulazzo

Re: 122GB ? Pah. Windows 10 OneDrive client ate over 200GB of my files!

3rd party OneDrive sync client

Onedrive in 8.1 was nigh on perfect but MS seemed to have fucked over their Onedrive in 10, to the point where I daren't allow the OS to sync because I don't trust it. Just curious what 3rd party app you use.

Also, Itunes has been deleting files of peoples PCs forever (plugging in an ipod where music has been mistakenly deleted would delete those songs from the itunes library).

First thing I always do is untick autosync in the options, then you control what goes where.

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Windows 10 handcuffs Cortana web search to Bing and Edge browser

Tony Paulazzo

As our malware has infected increasing amounts of PC* we can now lock our software together and anyone unhappy with our brave new world has their info dump straight to the NSA. Mind you, so does everyone else but they won't be 'marked'. We are Apple 2.0 - evil fucking grin.

I'm so on a list somewhere - so fuck you America! (just the secret services and bankers and lizard people - I'm sure the actual people are great, mostly), free speech FTW

* I've had two customers who claim the 10 upgrade just started and then couldn't be stopped - now I'm sure they clicked a 'yes' box at some point unknowingly but that doesn't excuse forced installation...

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Ad-blocker blocking websites face legal peril at hands of privacy bods

Tony Paulazzo

Re: Publishers could simply

I used to be a publisher (with a safe ads policy)

Dude, I was so with you until that last paragraph. If you don't like how the internet works (hint: it's a two way street not a passive selling medium), then you fuck off. Yes, you can open a dialogue with me as a potential customer, but don't try force feeding me your agenda. Go back to TV where people channel flick thru the ads or make coffee or surf their tablet / phone (which now Apple are happy with adblocking means advertisers are truly fucked), maybe they should try opening a dialogue because they're losing friends right, left & centre.

NOTE: Didn't downvote you, and will happily whitelist sites I frequent.

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Tony Paulazzo

Re: Almost enough to make me want to vote to stay in

Any site that refuses to serve me content because I run an ad blocker gets put on my blacklist and is never visited again.

Mostly agreed, except for Channel4's All4 (as was 4oD). Unfortunately their stupid adblock detector cannot detected that I've whitelisted their site*, so I've sent a link to them and told them to be at the forefront of disavowing adblock detectors.

* Possibly because I use ublock rather than adblock - mind you I also use NoScript and have a stupid long host file so ain't nut'ing gettin into my system!

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Adobe scrambles to untangle itself from QuickTime after Apple throws it over a cliff

Tony Paulazzo

Re: The real reason

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/myst/id311941991?mt=8

http://store.steampowered.com/app/63600/ (realtime movement but with classic Myst included)

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Woz says wearables – even Apple Watch – aren't 'compelling'

Tony Paulazzo

The fob: a small pocket for carrying a watch

Back when watches were too unwieldy to strap around your wrist, wrist watches replaced personal clocks carried around in pockets, the march of progress...

Data watch: utterly pointless gimmick to take money from... existing customers. When it replaces the phone it might take off, controlled by voice with the ability to send info to any nearby screen or direct to the retina (or maybe a google glass like contraption that you put on when needed and folds away to the size of a credit card after).

Not just another item that requires daily charging (would've been slightly better with <colour?> eink for battery longevity).

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Cinema boss gives up making kids turn off phones: 'That's not how they live their life'

Tony Paulazzo

Re: Of course the movie studios/theatre chains ignore the obvious fixes...

BUILD THEATRES WITH LARGE SCREENS AGAIN

Amen to this. Luckily I live quite close to an imax (Bradford, which seems to be studio non gratis - not showing Jungle Book, doesn't always get the latest releases), but watching Interstellar there in imax format took me back to my childhood cinema days, utterly mindblowing.

The Odeon is closer but only has one (fairly) large screen (with nice sound) and that's showing the 2D version, the 3D one is in one of the smaller screens which I won't pay for, they're barely better than a decent home cinema.

Millennials are quite a large percentage of the audience, and whilst they will play with their phones up to film start, it's rare anyone will continue after the film starts, and the few that do get so much abuse from people behind them they soon turn it off...

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China's Great Firewall inventor forced to use VPN live on stage to dodge his own creation

Tony Paulazzo

members of China's politburo are among those shown to have used offshore accounts to hide or obscure their wealth

TIL:

China is not a communist state but authoritarian.

China has 128 of the world's billionaires (and British poor beats Chinese poor).

China loves the Transformer movies.

We really should eat the rich!

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Is iOS 9.3 Apple's worst ever update? First it bricks iThings, now Safari is busted

Tony Paulazzo
Mushroom

Re: Closed

Could you imagine if they wrote software for PCs? it would run like shi- oh snap!

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Oculus Rift review-gasm round-up: The QT on VR

Tony Paulazzo
Thumb Down

The extra costs of the Rift (monetary and otherwise) would be justified if its image quality were dramatically better than the Gear’s, but it isn’t. Both are like looking through a screen door.

This is why I'm not parting with £500 (plus, since I have an i3 and GTX960, another £500 for upgrades) - the visual quality doesn't reflect the cost and the field of view isn't really that great either.

Sticking with my Note4 and GearVR for now, which at least allows you to freely rotate 360*, even if it hasn't got the graphical oomph to run Elite Dangerous.

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Mystery Kindle update will block readers from books after Wednesday

Tony Paulazzo

Re: Non-cloudy thinking

I love having my precious collection all on a single point of failure

What, like paper? Fahrenheit 451 - just saying...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fahrenheit_451

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How many Surface power cords are a fire risk? 2.25 million in the US alone

Tony Paulazzo

just tried this from the UK

Are you on the MS UK site? Mine's been dispatched, no problem with needing to input a state.

It's kind'a nice actually, means I can keep the 'good' one in a bag and the dodgy one in the office (only ever plugged in when I'm there and the cable has always been stretched out), the bloody things cost £60!

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Samsung: Is gadget lust still a thing in 2016? Nope

Tony Paulazzo

Re: It's their own fault

The real reason sales are slowing is that there's been no great "must have" innovation in the last few years.

Bingo. Bought my Nexus5 at release, Oct '13, and, apart from fingerprint reader (which I'm sorry, but not paying £500 for just that), there's been little of interest. Maybe a wearable comms badge (ala Star Trek - no separate phone tho, just a tiny bluetooth headset and foldable plastic pocket screen <TM>) would generate some interest, but my Nexus5 is still fast enough, with good battery life and a gorgeous screen.

Gadget lust wise tho', it's alive and well, watching with interest the VR stuff coming down the line.

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David Bowie: Musician, actor... tech admirer

Tony Paulazzo
Alien

Re: Sad news

you'll just remember reading it on some website or other.

Yea, but ars technica? That surprised me, thought it were fake at first, but I'll remember that...

An ocean of love, a starfield of sorrow, to meet once more in the field of dreams. Safe Journey David.

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Microsoft offers pay-as-you-go data SIM for Windows 10 devices

Tony Paulazzo

Re: The future in now, the future is PAYG

Just reinstall Windows 7 and Office 2007 (or, you know, Ubuntu, for the ultimate in security), tho for the ultra paranoid there's...

https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10 (the one I use), &

http://www.majorgeeks.com/news/story/donotspy10_the_first_ever_anti_spy_tool_for_windows_10.html

https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/1004/security-software/Antispy-for-Windows-10

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Doctor Who: The Hybrid finally reveals itself in the epic Heaven Sent

Tony Paulazzo

Re: Mmm, I just don't get it

it's a reference to Dr Who in general

Doctor Who began life when I was one, he has been a part of the tapestry of my life for most of it.

If you were growing up in the UK in the 60's, 70's & early 80's you basically had three, then four channels of UK TV to choose from, scifi was few and far between and you took what you could get, Blakes Seven, The Tomorrow People, Land of the Giants, Lost in Space - no video recorders, no internet just 25 glorious minutes on a saturday evening where you were whisked off to alien quarries and men in suits terrifying the bejesus out of you.

After 50 years you'll forgive an old friend like that many sins.

The best stories, 'Brain of Morbius' 'Pyramids of Mars' 'The Impossible Planet/The Satan Pit' 'The Carnival of Monsters' and 'The Daemons' if you ever get a chance...

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No, the EU is not going to make hyperlinks illegal

Tony Paulazzo

Re: Hyperlink != content

Welcome to Euro-democracy

So, same as American, British & Australian democracy?

Course, Google is not going to like this, and they have deep pockets... Never in my life did I think I'd be cheering on a monolithic, faceless corporation, but, 'Yay, go Google...'

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Doctor Who: Nigel Farage-alike bogey beast terrorises in darkly comic Sleep No More

Tony Paulazzo

She's has been a noose on the show for far too long.

I don't know, I think if she had died as the impossible girl, dissolving into the Doctors time stream, her stint and exit would have been heroic, but now she's become almost like Rose, more important than the Doctor - like UNIT kowtowing to her, Missy needing her, even the Doc playing second fiddle to her bravado and perky wit.

Also wasn't that impressed with this episode, it might've been better without the sandmen, just have the crew disappearing one by one, then show the villain at the end disintegrating into sand along with the electronic explanation... 6/10

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Doctor Who's good/bad duality, war futility tale in The Zygon Inversion fails to fizz

Tony Paulazzo

Re: Im just wondering

switch would happen instantaneously

Already happened, Parts 4 & 3 - it starts off in the underwater base then goes back to the cause of the situation and resolves it in the past.

Also, OP, what was the joke about the names? I totally didn't get it...

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European Parliament votes to grant Snowden protection from US

Tony Paulazzo

Re: Prison for gayness in Russia? No!

http://news.yahoo.com/russian-communists-call-15-days-jail-coming-gay-191258315.html

Ok, I was a bit quick off the mark, but they're trying...

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Tony Paulazzo

ask why Mr. Putin violates the rights of his own people

Ok, you get a prison sentence for coming out as gay in Russia, but you only need to be black in America for a death sentence to be passed.

Please!

Country Prison pop Pop per 100,000 occupancy level % Un-sentenced %

US 2,193,798 737 107.6 21.2

CHINA 1,548,498 118 N/A N/A

RUSSIA 874,161 615 79.5 16.9

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/uk/06/prisons/html/nn2page1.stm

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Tony Paulazzo

Re: Big mistake

The EU just burned a very important bridge as they will come to understand very soon.

To the US*? Good! Go fucking isolationist, the rest of the world would be entirely grateful.

BTW: We have the oil and the decent food, you have genetically modified (probably cancer causing) crap (of which the 1% will take 95%), fructose, overly expensive pharmaceutical drugs and Hollywood - to which you're welcome to keep.

@ Edward Snowden. If you can sneak into Holland they'd probably let you stay, and they're pretty cool.

*If you didn't mean the US, then apologies for the rant.

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Star Trek to go boldly back onto telly, then beam down in streams

Tony Paulazzo

Re: Trek: The unrebooted series!

Native American. Despite being more than a third of the world's population, India, China and other South-East Asian nations get barely a look-in in Star Trek.

You're right, on both counts, not sure why you got a downvote, so have another upvote. There was an Asian character captaining dad kirks ship in the reboot, but he barely survived 5 minutes.

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Tony Paulazzo

Trek: The unrebooted series!

That debut episode will need to be good

Think back to the first episode of TNG and DS9. Would anyone have subscribed to keep those on air?

Funnily enough, Voyager might have got a few subscribers since it promised a fresh take on things, inter crew conflict, seventy light years from home & having to survive without the Federation - they turned out some of the worst dreck imaginable:

Chakotay (aka Token), worst Indian ever!

Oh and even tho you said don't argue about the reboot issue. This is the internet and you are so utterly wrong. The only things I'll accept as a reboot are the new films, of which only the first held promise. The second one was unmitigated shit! and the third one could have been good but Hollywood has already told Simon Peg to untrek it a bit, so it'll have some good humour, some hidden digs at Paramount and be a rollicking good adventure - possibly.

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Microsoft's OneDrive price hike has wrecked its cloud strategy

Tony Paulazzo

Company adjust policy to close loophole

Adjusting policy would be to stop using the word 'unlimited' wrongly and replace it with 'up to', good policy would be not to punish existing users for the piss take of the few.

At the moment I have 40 GBs of Onedrive, 10GBs loyalty (my email address is still hotmail), 15GBs photo's & 15GBs email - I guess (plus whatever on an O365 work account which I don't use). I barely use 3GBs in total so in truth it won't even affect me adversely, but if they take my 'loyalty' reward away then out goes my trust in them as a company to keep their word. If I ever do need a cloudy business solution I will look at Google or Amazon (probably Amazon as Google seems to also have constant changes of mind, almost on a whim).

Good business mantra: The customer is always right!

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Big mistake, Google. Big mistake: Chrome OS to be 'folded into Android'

Tony Paulazzo

Re: The title is no longer required.

Fuck fuck fuck fuck. RIP best current OS being merged into most shit current OS. Fucking Google fuckers. Fuck.

Best Twitter - Ever!

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CISA blowup: 'Web giants sharing private info isn't about security – it's state surveillance'

Tony Paulazzo

Re: @Mark 85 The US goverment is slitting its country's own throat

If Google decided that they could make big money in child porn, Wyden would be the first to explain why it should be legalized.

Oh, we've already done that in the UK - only for politicians of course; someone has to think of the children!

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Dry those eyes, ad blockers are unlikely to kill the internet

Tony Paulazzo

So, people who don't even get served ads by blocking the very possibility are those upon which the ads would have been wasted anyway.

Halle-fucking-lujah!

Altho'... the more intrusive page blocking ads are also driving away people who might be interested in your ads, and the growing awareness that malware can come from those ads is also driving away potential customers who don't hate advertising. Time to clean up your house!

My personal take on advertisers?

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy describes the Marketing Department of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation as:

"A bunch of mindless jerks who'll be the first against the wall when the revolution comes."

Curiously, an edition of the Encyclopedia Galactica which conveniently fell through a rift in the time-space continuum from 1000 years in the future describes the Marketing Department of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation as:

"A bunch of mindless jerks who were the first against the wall when the revolution came."

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Mozilla to boot all plugins from Firefox … except Flash

Tony Paulazzo

So Mozilla are working the other way and trying to nurse Flash to make it as trouble-free as they can.

So, kind'a like Chrome then. Sandbox the effing thing and be done with it.

Now that readers (as opposed to the article), have clarified they're not getting rid of extensions, I can rest easy, I've only got Flash addon and some openH264 video thingy in there.

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Surface Book: Microsoft to turn unsuccessful tab into unsuccessful laptop

Tony Paulazzo

Re: RAH!

Original surface impressed me, but deep down I knew a keyboard cover would never work however lovely it was.

I've got an SP3, but opted to go with a detached Bluetooth micro keyboard and Arc Touch mouse. Can't stand touch pads (except for page scrolling - they're quite good for that).

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Tony Paulazzo

They did, you can buy it without the Nvidia chip.

Seriously, you've got to applaud this, the ads were great, not a dancing student in sight, and they made me crave it. To think, MS were floundering in the wilderness not two years ago.

Disclaimer: Fanboi (& happy) owner of the Surface Pro 3.

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Nice try, Apple. The Maxi Pad is no laptop killer – and won’t scratch the Surface

Tony Paulazzo

Re: "Is it me or are MS hoping to just quietly kill the Surface ............?"

Don't all Surfaces still have a cooling fan in them?

The Surface Pro 3 does have a fan, the surface 3 doesn't. I've got the i3 SP3 and never hear it kicking in except when playing games, apparently the i5 & i7 version does kick in more frequently, but they are power house CPUs.

And why would having a fan disqualify something from being a tablet? The vents are at the top (if holding in landscape mode).

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Tony Paulazzo

Re: mixed stats

59 per cent of laptop users at work spend more than three hours using the device, but only 22 per cent of their time on a fondleslab

Well, according to Google, 22% of 40 hours would be 8.8 hours, so they use the pad more than their laptops.

iPad Pro... offers ten hours of battery life,

Confirmed Surface Pro 3 fanboi here, and I know, IOS vs full fat Windows - but since MS want their OS to work across devices, battery saving should be baked into the heart of the OS, yet it's not. Balmer might've been a bit of a clown but Satya seems to be letting all the different departments do what the hell they like - it feels like Windows 10 has no overriding vision guiding it

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Doctor Who storms back in fine form with Season 9 opener The Magician's Apprentice

Tony Paulazzo

It is supposed to be a child-friendly programme

No, it was supposed to scare children. In 1963, the BBC heads wanted the title credits changed and no daleks because it would be too scary, and the shows producers fought to keep them (if I'm not wrong, Verity Lambert, the first female producer for the BBC, but citation needed).

In PC 2015 nothing scares the children cause they're downloading the worst that can be found (The Human Centipede) off the net.

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Tony Paulazzo

It was awful imo

You spelt awesome wrong! Seriously (apart from the incongruous tank scene & Clara being an all important attachment to Unit), this has been the best Doctor story in too long a while.

I thought Missy coming back would be a bit annoying, dead characters usually get a few episodes off, but she was brilliant!, and the episode was actually about the doctor, with a throwback to Tom Baker (I loved that storyline, Tom Baker agonising over killing the Dalek startup, asking his companions if they had the chance to kill baby Steve Jobs... er, Hitler, would they, could they do it).

- and what's with all the Clara hate? I know she kind'a took over the show last season, and her love story was a bit sickly sweet... oh yea, ok, but I like her, especially in a good storyline (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Journey_to_the_Centre_of_the_TARDIS) for eg.

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'To read this page, please turn off your ad blocker...'

Tony Paulazzo

Re: I wonder if he has ever changed a TV channel

RE TV License:

Go on their website (or write to them), telling them you don't watch live broadcasts, they'll stop hassling you for a year or two.

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Tony Paulazzo

Re: So, Ad Age thinks I'm a "thief" who's "interfering with business"?

Finally, NoScript disables too many features sad to say.

Websites have too many scripts they want to run is the main problem. And you can always run 'Allow all this page' if you trust it. It's perfect for sketchy sites tho, allows you to see what scripts they have.

As for WSJ perhaps they should take a page out of The Guardian... a discreet little ms at the bottom of the browser, 'We see you're running an adblocker, if you would like to subscribe...' or something to that effect.

Forcing people who don't want ads will ensure they go someplace else, and whilst Youtube has a large presence on the net, like Wordperfect, NCR, IBM, Altavista, Yahoo and AOL, etc, Google is not too big to fall, and many video competitors are snapping at their heels.

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Apple's iPad Pro: We're making a Surface Pro WITH A STYLUS over Steve Jobs' DEAD BODY

Tony Paulazzo

Re: @Dave 126: Embarrassing

On a phone, Jobs was right, a stylus is a fail. On a larger format not so much. But that format didn't meaningfully exist at the time.

You do know he was alive for the ipad release don't you? a device that would've been perfect for - I don't know, taking notes and sketching things, maybe with a stylus like device... (except of course, Steve Jobs thought that requiring a stylus was a sign of total failure!).

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Apple iPhone 6S: Same phone, another day, but TOTALLY DIFFERENT

Tony Paulazzo

Re: Comment

an SD card would necessarily make the phone much more complex to operate.

Not if the OS showed it as simply more storage space, intelligently utilising it as being designated more for storage (music, video, pictures, etc) than holding apps.

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As US$12bn is wiped off Apple's value in one day, iOS 9, OS X 10.11 and Watch OS 2 dates set

Tony Paulazzo

Bubble bursting

With Steve Jobs at the helm Apple innovated, with no Steve Jobs they simply copy, slightly shinier, slightly costlier but never better. This is simply their slow slide into obscurity. Like MS they have the banked billions to hide their death rattle, but like AOL, IBM, and er, other tech giants, time for something from leftfield to take their place.

Google are doing well at maintaining their place on the world stage, but look at what they're doing, self driving cars, Google Goggles, fibering up cities for cheap (er) broadband...

The ipad was the last innovative thing Apple did and that's been bettered by any type of OtherOS tablet out there - the Lenovo with its 18 hour battery, the Surface Pro 3 with full fat Windows...

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Mozilla testing very private browsing mode

Tony Paulazzo
Mushroom

Re: So...

Dunno if this helps...

Privacy settings - background apps - disable all of them

Turning off Settings -> System -> Notifications and actions -> "Show me tips about Windows" - disable

Settings - Diagnostic and usage data: Basic

Regedit - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection

There you need to create a new a 32-bit DWORD value named AllowTelemetry and set it to 0.

Services.msc (disable these) - Diagnostics Tracking Service / dmwappushsvc

HOST File

#Windows 10 Privacy Blocker#

0.0.0.0 vortex.data.microsoft.com

0.0.0.0 vortex-win.data.microsoft.com

0.0.0.0 telecommand.telemetry.microsoft.com

0.0.0.0 telecommand.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net

0.0.0.0 oca.telemetry.microsoft.com

0..0.0.0 oca.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net

0.0.0.0 sqm.telemetry.microsoft.com

0.0.0.0 sqm.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net

0.0.0.0 watson.telemetry.microsoft.com

0.0.0.0 watson.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net

0.0.0.0 redir.metaservices.microsoft.com

0.0.0.0 choice.microsoft.com

0.0.0.0 choice.microsoft.com.nsatc.net

0.0.0.0 df.telemetry.microsoft.com

0.0.0.0 reports.wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com

0.0.0.0 wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com

0.0.0.0 services.wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com

0.0.0.0 sqm.df.telemetry.microsoft.com

0.0.0.0 telemetry.microsoft.com

0.0.0.0 watson.ppe.telemetry.microsoft.com

0.0.0.0 telemetry.appex.bing.net

0.0.0.0 telemetry.urs.microsoft.com

0.0.0.0 telemetry.appex.bing.net:443

0.0.0.0 settings-sandbox.data.microsoft.com

0.0.0.0 vortex-sandbox.data.microsoft.com

0.0.0.0 survey.watson.microsoft.com

0.0.0.0 watson.live.com

0.0.0.0 watson.microsoft.com

0.0.0.0 statsfe2.ws.microsoft.com

0.0.0.0 corpext.msitadfs.glbdns2.microsoft.com

0.0.0.0 compatexchange.cloudapp.net

0.0.0.0 cs1.wpc.v0cdn.net

0.0.0.0 a-0001.a-msedge.net

0.0.0.0 statsfe2.update.microsoft.com.akadns.net

0.0.0.0 diagnostics.support.microsoft.com

0.0.0.0 corp.sts.microsoft.com

0.0.0.0 statsfe1.ws.microsoft.com

0.0.0.0 pre.footprintpredict.com

0.0.0.0 i1.services.social.microsoft.com

0.0.0.0 i1.services.social.microsoft.com.nsatc.net

0.0.0.0 feedback.windows.com

0.0.0.0 feedback.microsoft-hohm.com

0.0.0.0 feedback.search.microsoft.com

0.0.0.0 bingads.microsoft.com

0.0.0.0 www.bingads.microsoft.com

#End Windows 10 Privacy Blocker#

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Windows 10 PC sales boost? Don't hold your breath, say analysts

Tony Paulazzo

Desktop, click on shutdown it reboots but then shuts down on the second attempt, MS fix, update your graphic drivers then silence when you say they're up to date. Known issue.

Start typing on the start menu will only offer up web searches, but click on Cortana and type, will search system too.

Edge is unfinished and, basically, shit. True fact!

Tablet mode - took everything good in 8.1 and flushed it down the toilet - tablet mode in Win10 is basically full screen mode - except for the annoying task bar and Edge not having a full screen option - and the suckage that is NotMetroOnenote but won't allow you to default to Onenote2013 when clicking the pen - or it does, but ignores your choice and opens NotMetroOnenote anyway.

Windows 10 feels like it was created by 50 different departments, none of them talking to each other (except for the NSA whispering in everyones ear, 'phone home'), and they basically took a huge dump on all their Surface users...

Seriously: Fuck Microsoft and their buggedly buggered piece of bugged shitware! /Rant...

Need Coffee!

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Windows 10 climbs to 3.55 per cent market share, Win 8.1 dips

Tony Paulazzo

Re: Hard sell, hardly selling, selling hard

Windows 10 is a no brainer update from 8 or 8.1

Unless, surprisingly, you have a tablet, where many are complaining they took all the tabletly goodness out of the OS in favour of the desktop.

Also Edge is unfinished (and needs some settings and maybe a full screen mode!!!), Cortana feels like more of a proof of concept than working software and Notifications sometimes works, sometimes doesn't.

Plus, I've already had to roll back two peoples computers, due to 'issues'...

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If you installed Windows 10 and like privacy, you checked the defaults, right? Oh dear

Tony Paulazzo

Re: EU law

when has EU law actually brought about meaningful change to Microsoft's ... products?

It's not much, but forced 'em to put a browser choice on all EU citizens computers. The American government couldn't even do that!

EDIT: Clarity.

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Tony Paulazzo

Re: Some steps

#Windows 10 Privacy Blocker#

Thanks for that. On my games desktop I turned off all intrusive options then began to wonder, would that matter anyway. If they wanted to snoop, no way I'd know about it. Just a quick question, shouldn't all those 0s be 127.0.0.1? or does it not matter?

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Let's all binge on Blake’s 7 and help save the BBC ... from itself

Tony Paulazzo

Wow, there are some BBC shills in this discussion - could you do better with £3.7 billion a year? Yes I fucking could!

If Channel 4 can have a huge selection of old programmes for 'free' (via advertising), I'm damn sure the BBC can offer the same minus advertising.

Fine, charge the non UK consumers a nominal Netflix like fee, but the British public do own all that back catalogue, they paid for it, ergo, it's theirs!

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Reddit scrubs up: Child abuse? Gone. Drugs? Cool. RACISM? FINE

Tony Paulazzo

It's such an American decision: Violence is ok (racism, hate etc), Sex (rape & children), is verboten - you must not speak of it - which is funny because someone created a throwaway account to discuss the fact that he found children to be desirable, had never acted on it, indeed had considered taking his own life thru dealing with it, utterly alone with no one to talk to...

It made the front page and was an unbelievably civilised discussion, with people praising him for his honesty and strength of character and people finally seeing a difference between paedophilia and child abuse (it opened my eyes since I'd never really considered the fact there might be people out there who refused to act on their desires).

That's why free speech is important.

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Android Wear 5.1: A more enduring wristjob for your pleasure

Tony Paulazzo

Well, I can tell you why I'm not buying one: Amazon US $184, Amazon UK £179 - and I'm sorry, I'm just not seeing nearly 200 quids worth of either innovation or technology.

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Welkom in Nederland: Laid-back, chilled, and MONITORING everything

Tony Paulazzo

Re: Not really surprised

Every election for the past 12 years at least has been a farce with noone worth voting for.

Dear Christ, sounds like the UK...

Mind you, the more and more insane need to spy on every one & thing makes me think the current rulers think they can stop entropy.

I hope I'm around when the house of cards comes crashing down...

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We tried using Windows 10 for real work and ... oh, the horror

Tony Paulazzo

games

Bejewelled 3 refuses to install, but you can buy it again from the app store, which probably works ok. Witcher is ok, plus the mmos I have, ESO, GW2, The secret world.

Windows 10 is not ready for primetime tho', glitchy as all heck, flat and uninspired look, and no over riding design ethos.

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