* Posts by Geoffrey W

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Why Nobody Should Ever Search The Ashley Madison Data

Geoffrey W

Re: A Journalist Who Just Happened To Find This Interesting

Have to say I'm appalled by anyone being appalled by something that falls far short of murder, torture, rape, or anything that involves hurting something that doesn't want to be hurt. Exactly what appalls you?

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Geoffrey W

Re: @ Geoffrey W

@ AC on the balcony

My saying Ashley Madison is crap is not meant as a moral, ethical, or any other kind of judgement. It was entirely aimed at the company itself and not what it represents or those that used it. Personally I tend to be monogamous but again that isn't a moral or ethical judgement either; Its just me. For anyone else then, whatever floats your boat, or lifts your skirt, or curls your toes; I luvs ya anyway...stay away from high places...

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Geoffrey W

Re: @ Geoffrey W

@ AC RE:"I'm glad for your that your life is so perfect"

Oh, but my life isn't so perfect. I've been lonely often and starved of what I crave which is companionship. What I am is lucky. Lucky that I managed to find someone who can tolerate a bit of an idiot like me long enough to find something worthwhile. Don't know if your post is real but if it is then I hope you don't jump off that balcony. You're still alive, you're not existing. Ashley Madison is a bit crap though.

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Geoffrey W

Re: Wrong recipient?

@Unicornpiss RE:"and having the occasional romp versus never having physical intimacy is kind of like living versus existing."

I do agree with you that sex is not the most important thing in life and that real touching physical intimacy in all its forms can be a wonderful thing. I disagree with your suggestion that life without sex is not really living but merely existing. That thought ranks alongside those who say much the same about having children; that those without children are living a life without purpose and, again, merely existing. I like sex and adore intimacy with others but find the idea of having children totally hideous, and have studiously avoided the little horrors my entire life. I do not consider myself to be merely existing, nor do I consider those who genuinely have no desire for others to be incapable of living a worthwhile life.

Don't underestimate or denigrate others simply because they aren't like you. I suspect that, really, you don't.

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

Geoffrey W

Re: @Geoffrey W - @ khisanth

That doesn't make it SEEM faster to boot, it does actually make it faster. The previous shut down trick as described does just make it SEEM faster.

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Geoffrey W

Re: Would you believe Windows XP market share went UP last week?

Fair points all. I guess I've been lucky with the technologies I chose and have had few of those compatibility issues. I always found ADO to be half finished and flaky at best so avoided it. To me it looked as if they got part way through its design and then along came ADO.NET and legacy ADO got left in the ditch.

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Geoffrey W

Re: Would you believe Windows XP market share went UP last week?

RE: "My code ain't broke."

If it only runs on XP then its broke. You probably did things in it which were not recommended, such as writing config stuff into the install directory amongst other sins, rather than doing things in an OS version agnostic manner. Me too. Some of my code is broke also. Sigh...

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Geoffrey W

Re: @ khisanth

What trick did they use to make boot up seem faster?

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Windows 10: A SYSADMIN speaks his brains – and says MEH

Geoffrey W

Re: Why not?

RE: "Let 3rd parties in on the GUI."

I wasn't aware they were being kept out - Classic Shell, Start8/10, etc, etc...

Any real criticisms? Can anyone provide a real reason why I shouldn't upgrade one of my machines to win 10? Still open to persuasion...

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Geoffrey W

<QUOTE>Anti-Microsoft people are praising it.</QUOTE>

Judging by the comments here I'd disagree with this one.

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

Geoffrey W

Re: No big deal at all

@AC "Downvoted for "Microsucks", would downvote again for "Windoze" if I could - and I'm a long-time Linux user."

...Here you go...I'll do it for you. You're welcome.

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Amazon threatens UK with James Blunt, muscles into music streaming

Geoffrey W

I'm in the States and I cant find the option either. Unless it appears very late in the sign up process then it isn't there. I don't want to keep clicking buttons in case I click a button too far and end up with a $100 debit and a prime membership I don't yet want. So they must be secret Amazonians

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NASA briefing in HOURS: 'We are upon the CUSP of finding ANOTHER EARTH'

Geoffrey W

Re: Hmmm...

Which star system is that in?

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Apple Watch is such a flop it's the world's top-selling wearable

Geoffrey W

Re: Useful things for a wristjob.

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5. The ability to control your own tiny army, navy, and airforce ALA General Jumbo. Now THAT would be cool.

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Microsoft attaches Xbox stream bait to Windows 10 hook

Geoffrey W
WTF?

Re: Who will upgrade to ... RAISE THE CONFEDERATE FLAG!

Racism? Confederate Flag? Did I say something I'm not aware of?

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Geoffrey W
Happy

RE: "Oh and for your information I actively contribute to the Linux Kernel fucktard."

Hmmm...I see you picked up behaviour traits from a certain someone...

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Geoffrey W
IT Angle

Re: Who will upgrade to Windows 10?

Every one who is going to upgrade has grown weary of these tedious el reg commentard hate fests and no longer reads them, or skims them, just in case there's any gold among the dross. So crickets does not indicate no interest in windows 10; it indicates no interest in anything any of you are saying. You're all like that group of grumpy old bastards in back of the pub bitching bout something or other - "Oh, and what about..." "Yeah, that's crap. And then there's..." "Oh, god WTF is that all about?" Etc etc, reinforcing each others hatred. Best to stay away from them. Other tech forums are available.

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What do you MEAN, 'Click on the thing which looks like a Mondrian?'

Geoffrey W

Re: You Think You've Got It Bad?

RE: "Teamviewer is very good and free."

Yes it is very good. You still have to get them to keep their sticky fingers off the mouse and keyboard while you're doing stuff. Telling them "I'm now electrifying the mouse and keys" only pauses them for a few moments. "I can see you're dressed interestingly today" often works better as they scurry off to enrobe.

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Linux Mint 17.2: If only all penguinista desktops were done this way

Geoffrey W

@ Amorous Cowherder

Never was anyone so WHOOSHED! Look up dude. Whats that above your head?

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Geoffrey W

RE: Sad Troll

The OP is satirising the penguins who flood every article about windows: That's what I fink.

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Microsoft sez soz over Windows 10 'freebie' balls-up

Geoffrey W

So, you don't care. <Shrug>. Who cares?

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It's 2015 and hackers can hijack your Windows PC if you watch a web video

Geoffrey W

Re: Missing the Most Important

You need to lift that bonnet once in a while, and let that bee out

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Windows 10 upgrade ADWARE forces its way on to Windows 7 and 8.1

Geoffrey W

Re: I'm confused

<To be really pedantic, there's no real evidence he was born at all, the first references to him in the historical record outside the Bible are 80 years after his supposed death./>

I'm getting a bit tired with all this windows 10 griping so I'll jump on this instead. I think you will now find, if you look at some real academic researchers, that there is now not much doubt that Jesus did, indeed, exist. What there IS plenty of is doubt about his divinity. I.E. he was just a man like you and I.

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Shuttleworth delivers death blow in Umbongoland dispute

Geoffrey W

Re: Why is this 'news'...

"2 random drunk strangers..."

...Armed with feather dusters

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Microsoft tosses Office, Skype portball to 20 Android makers

Geoffrey W

Re: Preloaded apps

Completely off topic but your comment did remind me just how useless tablets are for office applications. I quickly discovered I preferred pen and paper rather than use the office app on my tablet. Have an upvote.

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OMFG – Emojis are killing off traditional 'net slang

Geoffrey W
Headmaster

Re: Panic?

You seem to be saying that the Less/Fewer distinction is always irrelevant, invented by the self superior, but what the author at the other end of your posted link is saying (it seems to me) is a moan at those who apply the mechanistic rule in EVERY situation, even when LESS sounds better.

In the case above Corinne is correct; it *should* be 'Fewer' not 'Less'.

I'm going to tempt fate here and post this without proof reading.

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Visual Studio running on OS X and Linux for free? SO close

Geoffrey W

Re: Looks Familiar

Sublime was created 7 years ago. VS predates that and the VS code editor looked much as it does now.

So...No, not really.

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Videogame publishers to fans: Oi, freetard! STOP RESURRECTING our dead titles online

Geoffrey W

"...GOG looks great and have just joined"

Watch for the sales which they have all the time. And it pays to pay attention; periodically they will give away something worthwhile for free. Gotta be lucky to catch it though.

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Geoffrey W

I don't know about Steam but Real Myst is on GOG.com for $5.99 and, best of all, COMPLETELY DRM FREE! as are all GOG games. Cannot recommend GOG enough.

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

Geoffrey W

Re: But why?

Oh...what? He was a blast on stage in the star role of Equus. Is that "Proper" enough for you?

As to "Why" I guess he just enjoys acting. And it beats sitting on his backside in hollywood sniffing blonde women and dancing with cocaine.

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Geoffrey W

Re: Why?

I know! I didn't watch it yesterday and I can tell you it was bloody awful! I can't wait to not watch some more films and continue my new career as pre-critic.

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Chelsea Manning sets up low-tech Twitter account from prison

Geoffrey W
Happy

Re: Huh?

"...is that politically biased? "

Yes! So stop it! Right Now!

I had to edit out the rest of your post because I disagree with your disagreeing with all current Political bias. You CANNOT disagree with ME because I AM RIGHT!

If you disagree with all CURRENT political bias (or opinion, if you please), then that suggests you agree with some PAST political opinion. What on Earth might those be? For myself, deactivating my vast cynicism, my ideological id (that's the psychological id, not identity ID) most resembles Neil from the "Young Ones" TV show, whom I still revere above all other heroic failures.

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Geoffrey W

Re: Huh?

When someone accuses others of political bias, what they mean is that they disagree with them. Is that it?

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Midlife crisis, suck ingenuity? Microsoft turns 40; does the dad dance

Geoffrey W

Re: Vista wasn't that bad in retrospect.

I have a theory...

I think Vista's main problem was not that it *was* Vista, but rather that it followed XP. I suspect that if XP's successor had been Windows 7 then it too would have suffered in much the same way.

The big problems were that the device driver model changed and that older, and badly written, software no longer ran on the somewhat more secure windows that had long been called for by those that knew about such things. XP let users do absolutely anything, anywhere they liked. You could tag your configuration settings on the end of system DLLs in the windows directory if you wanted to.

Vista was the first step away from the "Security? Wassat?" model of XP and thus suffered for its impudence.

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V&A Museum shows Guardian's destroyed MacBook as ART

Geoffrey W

Re: What makes art?

It isn't art; its a symbolic artifact with meaning derived from its context and historicity, and as such better suited to a museum exhibit rather than an art gallery, which indeed this is.

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Firefox hits prime time as version 37 manifests

Geoffrey W

So :-

"provides real-time understanding of our existing Desktop user population” and “ties user perception to technical information..."

Actually means something?

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Geoffrey W

On this day, even this early (at least where I am) I trust nothing I read on the internet, at least less than I usually do. That heart beat feature sounds iffy somehow...

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A Brit in California moves to the Lone Star State – just swerve the TexMex grub

Geoffrey W

@werdsmith

That's because people tend to talk and describe things in generalities, and other people then respond with specifics which refute those generalities. That doesnt really argue against the points being made. Stereotypes usually become stereotypes for a reason, no matter that you can always find exceptions.

And, on a different point: Insincere friendliness is more pleasant to tolerate than an undisguised surly bastard, no matter how honest he, or she, is.

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Geoffrey W
Happy

Duck Duck, GO!

I suppose the down voters are the ones who would have been mocking the lady walking her duck by the beach, which doesn't really prove anything because there is another general rule here:

Real life==Friendly; Intenet==Rude.

As my (American) wife says - I love you anyway.

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Geoffrey W

I have one little anecdote that sums up the difference I have found between people in Britain and the USA (excluding people in the bigger cities like New York).

I lived on the Gulf coast for a while and one day whilst walking on a pier by the beach I saw a lady with a pram (baby buggy) with people smiling as they walked by. As we went by I looked down and saw in the buggy, not a baby, but a duck. A full grown fat feathery mallard chunnering up at everyone who passed and spoke to it and its pusher. And everyone, of whatever age, was friendly, smiling, chatting to the lady like it was the totally charming thing that it actually was. I thought about back home and pondered that if the lady had done the same thing where I came from she would have found herself hounded and taunted by a pack of sniggering, laughing, rude, abusive, teenagers, and probably a few adults too.

Generally speaking; UK==rude; USA==friendly. YMMV.

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Geoffrey W

Re: Asking you what church you go to?

Like others have already said: I've been asked what church I go to in every place we have lived down south (Mississippi, Tennessee, Georgia; tho never in Florida). I also get asked "What guns do you have?" That's guns, plural. And I get totally bemused reactions when I say none, and that I don't want any. One gentleman questioned me about it and I told him that, back in Britain, there really isn't a gun culture and most Brits dont own guns. He looked at me in utter amazement, and asked "What! Dont you have freedom in Britain then?" I tried so hard not to laugh. He might have shot me. (Nah, not really. He was much too nice a guy to do that.)

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Mummy, what's the point of Evgeny Morozov's tedious columns?

Geoffrey W

Re: Why the rant Tim?

1 - He doesn't like Morozov's politics or philosophy in general.

2 - He has a column deadline to hit.

3 - Here's a recent column by Morozov.

4 - That's it...One limp throwaway rant that merely fills space and earns him a a few hits and a little paycheck

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Want to find LOVE online? Make sure your name is high up in the alphabet

Geoffrey W

Re: Now, what does eppendorf have to do with it

Its a picture of a female boffin with a male arm beckoning to her from a piece of paper/thin air, which does kind of illustrate the notion of studying remote dating and the attraction of romantic attention. I dont see an Eppendorf anywhere in that picture, so you're showing off that you just happened to recognise the picture, or you have a fabulous search engine that found the source for you. More GSOH required.

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Microsoft tells big biz: No free Windows 10 for you, crack wallets open

Geoffrey W

Re: True definition of "locked in"

Define "Arduous".

What, you have to climb a mountain, wrestle an alligator, and kiss Linus Torvalds on the mouth, before you can get the control panel to appear? And even then its positioned 1000 pixels off the bottom of the screen and defaults to a language only used by one old woman somewhere in Tibet 500 years ago? And I bet it uses invisible ink and pokes you in the eye with a snotty finger too.

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Spartan on Windows 7? Microsoft is 'watching demand'

Geoffrey W

Yeah! And while we're here can we do something for the other side and agree to call you know what LinSux? That'd be hilarious.

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Nice SECURITY, 'Lizard Squad'. Your DDoS-for-hire service LEAKS

Geoffrey W

Re: Will the list be published?

If A shits on B and B shits on C then surely we can say that A is helping C, not shitting on it, since the enemy of my enemy is my friend?

B must be a seriously bad dude since he has no friends.

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Preserve the concinnity of English, caterwauls American university

Geoffrey W

Those words look like something a neckbeard would use

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Intel offers big bucks for black women

Geoffrey W

Re: Waiting to see the same effort to bring more players under 6" in the NBA...

RE: People without arms or legs in the NFL

Great analogy; because black females in IT are totally equivalent to a limbless football player, or a blind driver! No wonder it will be "Tragic" and "Dangerous"

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Stuck on a coding problem – should you Bing it?

Geoffrey W

Re: I wonder

I dont get it? If BING is being used then why wouldnt it be in the figures. It doesnt automatically do all that stuff in the background without you having a hand in doing it.

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