* Posts by Pete

29 posts • joined 4 Jul 2008

Microsoft takes hard line on Win 7 hardware

Pete

@Gareth

"but would you really trust a mouse manufacturer to write an operating system?"

Yeah, about as much as I'd trust Microsoft to write an operating system...

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Conficker: Hold the funeral, it's not dead yet

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Joke

Did anyone else read that as...

50,000 new Windows systems shit every day...

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Taxpayer coughs for AOL Connie's flat

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Stop

One word.

Wankers!

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D-Link exposes WiFi routers with new 'security feature'

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Joke

CAPTCHA?

Should be call a GOTCHA...

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Asda clamps down on killer teaspoons

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Joke

Applying logic...

...you now have to be over 18 to murder someone?

Makes you proud to be British ;-)

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Satellite to offer 10Mbit broadband to entire UK

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Alert

Satellite Broadband...

I had the BT two-way satellite broadband quite a few years ago and have to say the whole service was crap from the offing. High ping times, ridiculous throttling and unstable speeds, plus the modem and software didn't get on terribly well together. I seem to remember it cost around 1000 quid at the time and I binned it after 6 months. I thought it would be ideal where I live - how wrong could I be? Within 3 weeks of installation I was getting the 'stop using it' emails, I wouldn't say I was hammering it by any means! I went back to dial-up and waited until my 1 Meg ADSL came along 2 years later, yeah, I'm quite rural! The moral of this story? Hell will freeze over before I ever consider a satellite service again!

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Firefox devs ask navels when to curtail Mac OS support

Pete
Coat

Cue the sound of...

...whinging Apple fanbois...

Mine's the one with the FreeBSD disk in the pocket.

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Ireland scraps evoting in favour of 'stupid old pencils'

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Joke

Obvious

Potatoes!

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The Pirate Bay loads cannon with official appeal

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Joke

Closet?

Elsewhere, Paul McCartney has come out, unsurprisingly...???

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Texas senator wants to ban Vista purchases

Pete

@Codge

Linux is a crock of shit!

Which is why I use FreeBSD for serious stuff, and wait for it, Windows for work!

Different tools for different jobs.

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Unpatched PowerPoint flaw spawns Trojan attacks

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Gates Horns

@ AC

The application being written by the same company that wrote Windoze...

Fuck off, Bill!

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French pass 'three strikes' file-sharing law

Pete
Black Helicopters

Three strikes?

That's usually enough to have them running in the opposite direction!

Not a black helicopter, it's Airwolf!

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Police union leader calls for 'killer games' sales ban

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Joke

Quite right

All violent games should be verboten!

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Aussie firewall blocks Wikileaks

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UK Anyone?

At the rate this country is going, those in Oz will be laughing at us in the near future...

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Windows 7 'upgrade' doesn't mark XP spot

Pete

@AC

Why the anti MS storeis all the time?

Because they are shite, as is your spelling!

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UK to rely on mobile operators for universal broadband

Pete

@Tom Wood

I would hardly class 8 miles from Inverness as "out in the sticks". We do have towns and cities up here you know...

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Yeah, right!

"It is clear that nobody going to be digging up roads to lay fibre in the Highlands however, and that the USC will be "delivered by a mixture of fixed and mobile, wired and wireless means".

I live in the Highlands and get a pitiful 1.5Meg on the end of the wet piece of string that BT call a phone line. Since I also have no mobile signal at home, how is that supposed to work?

Government = FAIL.

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Windows 7 beta washes up on Pirate Bay

Pete
Coat

What?

"Microsoft has not released Windows 7 code to the public and we caution consumers and businesses that downloading software (including workarounds) from a non genuine source can pose risks to their environment."

Installing Windows from a GENUINE source can pose risks to consumer and business environments!!!

Mine's the one with the FreeBSD disk in the pocket.

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Brit couple divorce over Sadville infidelity

Pete

For f*ck's sake...

What is the matter with people?

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Porn breath tests for PCs heralds 'stop and scan'

Pete

Eh?

"easy to use by law enforcement officers, even those with few computer skills"

What? There's another kind?

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Home Office mulls fighting hacking with corporate ASBOs

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Joke

ASBO

Would trojan writers get an ASBOT? Sorry, it's been a long day!

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Stop

@dervheid

I would sign the petition but... they want my name, address, email etc. Of course, they DO state these will not be used for anything at all, nothing to worry about then, I'll go sign up now!

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'Windows Cloud' to descend this month, says Ballmer

Pete
Gates Horns

Windows Cloud?

Black cloud?

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Logic-gate 'supermolecules' play noughts & crosses

Pete

Wow!

'clever as kids' - shouldn't be too hard these days...

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A third of Vista PCs downgraded to XP

Pete

@Lude E. Chris

No, if you MUST have Windows, try Ev. E. Rest...

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Microsoft starts stoking hype for Windows 7

Pete

Vista kernel?

Oh fuck!

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Brown's website is Web2.0tastic

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Ha ha!

Type 'crap' into the search box - comes back with one hit - An interview with Bob Geldof...

Pete.

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Europe drafts law to disconnect suspected filesharers

Pete
Pirate

What?

Never heard such a load of crap in my life...

What next? Sniffing your local network?

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Consider yourself Moderatrixed

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SV650?

Na, go for an R6!!!

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