* Posts by john devoy

220 posts • joined 17 Jun 2008

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How Microsoft copied malware techniques to make Get Windows 10 the world's PC pest

john devoy

where are the sue crazy americans when we need them?

Why haven't a group of annoyed Americans started a class action against MS yet? Their attitude with windows 10 is alienating a lot of people.

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Doctor Who: Even the TARDIS key can't unpick the chronolock in Face the Raven

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How come he didnt try stuffing her into the stasis pod?

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Apple's Watch charging pad proves Cupertino still screwing buyers

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No surprise

I cant imagine anyone is surprised by this; Apple dont see the sheeple as valued customers, they're sheep there to be fleeced.

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iPad data entry errors caused plane to strike runway during takeoff

john devoy

why are they having to manually enter the planes weight? surely they could have a system on the wheels that worked out how far the supports are being compressed to get the weight.

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Virgin Media hikes broadband, phone prices by five per cent

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This isnt bait and switch, its just blatant lies. There is no other option in my area, a switch to BT would drop me from 150mb to 4mb.

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Next year's Windows 10 auto-upgrade is MSFT's worst idea since Vista

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The problem with windows 10 is Microsoft are taking over your pc, they're controlling when to push updates onto it without telling anyone what they do; This added to microsofts sudden belief they have the right to know everything you do with your pc is taking it too far.

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European Parliament votes to grant Snowden protection from US

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it won't help him

The days are long gone since the USA obeys international laws and borders, first chance they get they'll snatch him.

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'Profoundly stupid' Dubliner's hoax call lost Intel 6,000 hours of production

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Community service, that really showed him whos boss. He is.

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LG uses sucky logic to force Dyson admission its vacuums suck badly

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Re: Sucked in, bad

the smaller the motor the noisier it gets, get a miele...they use big motors that make half the noise of most others.

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Windows 10 out, users happy, PCs upgraded, my work here is done – says Microsoft OS chief

john devoy

Windows10 itself is fine, the problem is MS then decided to treat its users like morons and bolted on a ton of spyware and an update system that hides what it's doing.

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Microsoft's top lawyer: I have a cunning plan ... to rescue sunk safe harbor agreement

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Re: Sounds like common sense....

But the USA no longer feels it has to respect the laws of other countries, only its own.

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GCHQ to pore over blueprints of Chinese built Brit nuke plants

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Cameron and Osborne are selling the UK out to the Chinese, the UK is going to underwrite costs with a guaranteed market price, and no doubt we will foot the clean up bill...so what the hell are the Chinese bringing to this? other than potential jobs for a few bent politicians when they leave office?

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Microsoft offers to PAY YOU to trade in your old computer for a Windows 10 device

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MS are idiots

Microsoft seem to be increasingly clueless as time goes on, there isn't much that engenders bad feeling more that a policy of giving the biggest rebates to the people with the most money. Microsoft...alienating it's customers one dumb idea at a time.

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WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

john devoy

No dear, the video chat is fine here, the problem must be on your end.

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Microsoft now awfully pushy with Windows 10 on Win 7, 8 PCs – Reg readers hit back

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criminal

Surely this must count as criminal mischief, MS should be held liable for any problems people have because of it.

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Facebook's UK wing paid just £4k in corporation tax last year

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Yet another huge company shuffling the books to appear to make no money, they had money to buy oculus for over $2 billion though.

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Glasgow fanbois keep the faith at iPhone 6S benefaction

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Glasgow buyers don't take kindly to the stupid type of US shenanigans of apple employees running about telling people to cheer and scream, they'd be told to f**k off pretty quickly.

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You call THAT safe? Top EU legal bod says data sent to US is anything but

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It was never serious

Safe Harbor was always a joke, the simple fact was the USA got whatever it wanted cos everyones greedy and the voluntary arrangement was just designed to be a catch all so no-one could be held liable.

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XcodeGhost attack tapped into dev distaste for Apple's Gatekeeper

john devoy

How are they getting these apps onto Apples appstore if you need a valid developer license to publish them onto the appstore?

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AVG to flog your web browsing, search history from mid-October

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sign of the times

And to think we used to have actual data protection laws.

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Global warming stopped in 1998? No it didn't. If you say that, you're going to PRISON

john devoy

Re: Interesting law to apply

Welcome to modern debate, either agree with the mob or be shouted down as a heretic.

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Ahmed's clock wasn't a bomb, but it blew up the 'net and Zuckerberg, Obama want to meet him

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Band Wagons Ho

The police were morons and the school totally over reacted, but i'm more disgusted by the band wagon jumping, why is the president involved?

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BAN the ROBOT WHORES, says robot whore expert: 'These AREN'T BARBIES'

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Very one sided arguement

She seems to assume only men would use such a device. As per usual anything men do is perverse but vibrators connected to iphones etc are just good clean fun for women.

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'Walter Mitty' IT manager admits to buying gun on dark web

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Case appears very flawed

We cant deny the guy is a moron but legally this whole case seems seriously flawed.

1. He wouldn't have been able to buy the gun if the US authorities weren't pretending to sell it which should be entrapment.

2. He has been charged under firearm laws when he isn't in possession of a firearm, he has a plastic toy, surely to make this charge stick they would have had to send him an actual gun.

Under this system of law, if i advertise a nuke for £100 but only send him a broken down PS1, he is guilty of having WMDs because that what he thought he was getting...this may be good enough for the US/UK governments but it shouldn't be good enough for a court of law.

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Doctor Who returns to our screens next week – so, WHO is the worst Time Lord of them all?

john devoy

Sylvester McCoy was worst but it wasn't all his fault, he got some truly awful scripts.

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Plan to shift internet's control panel away from US government gets tentative thumbs-up

john devoy

seems a bit unlikely

Why on earth would the USA give up control of the internets main DNS servers?

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Apple hypegasm countdown. What will the new, big iPad ACTUALLY be called?

john devoy

I'd call it...

Unnecessary. If you need a pro device than an IOS tablet is the wrong tool.

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Want your kids to learn coding? Train the darn teachers first

john devoy

I dropped out of my ICT teaching course when i realised there would be the minimum of the most basic programming involved, it was clear i would be teaching what basically amounted to MS Office for beginners; Incredibly I would also have had to teach things that were patently wrong due to changes in technology, I just couldn't face years of that. It's incredibly unfair to blame the teachers, the bulk of what they teach is dictated to them, they only have leeway in how they teach it.

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Microsoft backports data slurp to Windows 7 and 8 via patches

john devoy

Where are the hackers when you need them?

Maybe some friendly hackers could make a tool to overwrite the hard coded addresses with some localhost redirects.

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Vodafone: Dammit Britain, your emergency services need 4G!

john devoy

4g isnt ready

4G is still far too patchy to be used on anything critical, as an example i live in an area with no 4G, despite being less than 100metres from the boundary of the biggest city in Scotland.

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Another chance to win a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive

john devoy

"I should have stuck with my original butterfly tattoo idea"

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So unfair! Teachers know what’s happening on students' fondleslabs

john devoy

They shouldn't be submitting work electronically unless its multimedia based, idle teachers will be producing a generation of people who can't write.

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Windows 10 growth flattens out to 30 per cent per week

john devoy

Re: Only 30% a week?

Just the way the tech press works, anything MS does sucks while apple could release an iphone that sets peoples hands on fire and they would lawd it as a new hand warming system.

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PALE, MALE AND STALE: Apple reveals it has just ONE black exec

john devoy

I attended a talk a couple of months ago given by the guy who spearheaded early xbox development, he said the sad fact was most of the team were men simply because women didn't apply.

You can't fix the problem with 'affirmative action', that's simply reverse racism/sexism where the best person for job is excluded because they don't meet your quota.

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Free Windows 10 upgrades from Microsoft will FLATTEN PC sales

john devoy

You can trust benchmarks about as far as you can fart them; Various big names have been caught adding routines specifically to generate fake results to popular benchmarks.

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john devoy

unlikely

I think most windows users are sane enough not to even consider an apple watch, a pointless vanity object.

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CAUGHT: Lenovo crams unremovable crapware into Windows laptops – by hiding it in the BIOS

john devoy

Microsoft....working hard to screw up your system, when a BSOD just isn't good enough.

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Budget UHD TVs arrive – but were the 4Kasts worth listening to?

john devoy

That casing looks the same as the low end Panasonic 4k screen, except the Panasonic supports HEVC for Netflix 4k and it uses active 3d.

The nVidia 970/980 cards are supposed to have HDMI 2.0 out.

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More UK broadband for bumpkins, but have-nots still ain’t happy

john devoy

Re: Failure on a practical but also a political level

Hopefully BT will be punished when one of the low orbit grids comes online, i live about 50 meters outside Glasgow boundary...the biggest city in Scotland, and there's no BT fibre in my area.

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john devoy

choice

If you choose to live in the arse end of nowhere then you run the risk of poor services. Elon Musks plan for a low orbit satellite grid should solve the problem.

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Apple tries to patent facial recognition

john devoy

It doesn't matter that facial recognition has been around for ages, all Apple has to do is file in US patent office and prepare a Californian judge to back it up.

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Dead device walking: Apple iPod Touch 6th generation

john devoy

Re: Tempting for devs?

It gives you a 'cheap' entry point for dev work; it also gives you full access to the IOS app/game ecosystem but allows you to keep your old phone which is very likely to be a hell of a lot cheaper than an iphone contract.

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Seagate bleeding sales as PC downturn starts to hit hard

john devoy

Seagate also got a bad reputation lately for the quality of their HDDs.

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Apple pulls Civil War games in Confederate flag takedown

john devoy

Re: Fast track to offense

The United States in general stands for racism, it's not as if the problems are all in Southern states.

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john devoy

Ridiculous

This shows how much money talks in the USA, don't blame the guns...blame a flag for his murders. If the next killer flies the red white and blue will they ban that as well and just fly a picture of a fat man stuffing a McD into his face from now on?

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Amazon enrages authors as it switches to 'pay-per-page' model

john devoy

Why are people surprised?

I am amazed that people are so surprised at this, contrary to anything Amazon may say about empowering authors etc they are in the business of making money; I'm only surprised they haven't yet tried to claim joint authorship of anything put on their service. We will probably see a lot of much longer books now.

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Silk Road boss Ross Ulbricht to spend LIFE in PRISON without parole

john devoy

Re: Take a good look

Murder , Extortion and Torture don't count when it's the US government doing it.

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Look out, law abiding folk: UK’s Counter-Extremism Bill slithers into view

john devoy

Re: oh Dear

Yes, how dare those pesky Scots try to control their own laws.

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PICTURE-TASTIC: Microsoft woos devs to HoloLens virtuo-goggs

john devoy

Well that tagline says it all, MS could release the cure to cancer and tech sites like this would berate it in preference of Apple releasing iTurd...a turd in a can.

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Microsoft: Profit DECIMATED because you people aren't buying PCs

john devoy

It's a sign of todays rampant greed when only 6.5% growth is being touted as impending failure.

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