* Posts by Howard Hanek

139 posts • joined 25 Apr 2009

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'Fix these Windows 10 Horrors': Readers turn their guns on Redmond

Howard Hanek
Windows

The Secret Behind Its Architecture

Resembles 'Space Invaders' doesn't it.

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Ballmer's billion-dollar blunders: When he gambled Microsoft's money and lost

Howard Hanek
Headmaster

The 'Science' of Failure

I wonder if Ballmer consulted with MS scientists to determine EXACTLY how much to saw through the legs of Nadella's executive chair so he would know exactly WHEN to dump his shares?

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Email apparently from Home Office warns of emails apparently from Home Office

Howard Hanek
Holmes

Open Borders

Open borders.....open prison cells....its all the same isn't it? Just people seeking 'gainful employment' right? Don't worry about the culture. By the time the vultures have had their way 'culture' will be the least of our problems.

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Hold that upgrade: Critical bug in .NET 4.6 'breaks applications'

Howard Hanek
Headmaster

So What's the Solution?

This is NOT some minor bug and has implications that will sour perceptions of MS from people they don't want to see doubtful.

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HP slaps dress code on R&D geeks: Bin that T-shirt, put on this tie

Howard Hanek
WTF?

Human Resources

We ALL know farmers LOVE the dirt they work on all day long. Oh wait?

THATs why Human Resources treat people like dirt.....! Or something....

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John McAfee: Ashley Madison hack may ‘destabilise society’

Howard Hanek
Headmaster

Define 'Stability'

I think he's trying to equate the consequences of denying people's lusts with trying to control some animal during mating season......oh wait.....! I see it now.....Lust crazed individuals running amuck and that sort of thing. Someone should examine McAfee's 'stability' or something.

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Windows 10 on Mobile under the scope: Flaws, confusion, and going nowhere fast

Howard Hanek
Coat

Tell Your Friends to Schedule Calls

....because it will be constantly updating.......

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Ashley Madison hack: Site for people who can't be trusted can't be trusted

Howard Hanek
Flame

Why Stop There?

....and written about by people who can't be trusted?

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Windows 10 Edge: Standards kinda suck yet better than Chrome?

Howard Hanek
Meh

Makes a Great Gift

It's like getting that elaborately packaged gift with nothing inside.....except an IOU.

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Preserve the concinnity of English, caterwauls American university

Howard Hanek
Headmaster

We Need Another Johnson

The modern english 'language' mirrors Latin Vulgate. Yes, I mean we ARE vulgar aren't we? I'm reading this 'publication' which I find to be proof enough........

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Microsoft to Windows 10 consumers: You'll get updates LIKE IT or NOT

Howard Hanek
Headmaster

Add Some Update Music

I suggest German Marching music be played during the update process

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Android Wear 5.1: A more enduring wristjob for your pleasure

Howard Hanek
Holmes

Reality Bites

Dick Tracy's wrist radio worked EVERY TIME in the comics.

Don't the watch users realize that paying for the privilege of being beta testers is NOT cool? The tech companies promote that philosophy because tech people really ARE stupid in many ways.

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Run Windows 10 on your existing PC you say, Microsoft? Hmmm.

Howard Hanek
Devil

Graphics Drivers

Even fairly recent Intel based laptops (a huge portion of the market) don't have proper video drivers which leads to all kinds of problems in everyday business use. I've been waiting almost a year for Intel to develop them so we can migrate.....but no joy. I suspect they won't be forthcoming making for a very expensive solution. Replace the laptops if you want or require Windows 10.

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Microsoft suspends Windows 10 new-build downloads ahead of launch

Howard Hanek
Headmaster

Windows Installations

The electronic equivalent of those giant suction cups glaziers use. Except Microsoft requires a fifteen step process to insure they'll actually hold the window long enough before they let go......unexpectedly.

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Natural geothermal heat under Antarctic ice: 'Surprisingly HIGH'

Howard Hanek
Linux

Repacking

The Climate Change people would like nothing better than to repack the holes from the ice core samples with the bits of the people who say or do anything to undermine their agenda.

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Seagate bleeding sales as PC downturn starts to hit hard

Howard Hanek
Coat

Hybrid Drives

Hybrid SSD/Winchester drives are the future.

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'Ugly Reddit commentards made me doubt humanity'

Howard Hanek

Ugly..The Ultimate Sin

Running your publication as a continuation of the 1966 Cultural Revolution will generate 'lively' comments.......

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GAZE upon our HI-RES DWARF PICS of Pluto, beams proud NASA

Howard Hanek

Thoughts Our Leaders May Be Having Seeing This

No Chancellor Merkel you can not exile all the Greeks there........

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Microsoft SLASHES 7,800 bods, BURNS $7.6bn off books in Nokia adjustment

Howard Hanek
Childcatcher

That Reminds Me

How's the 'Surface' fondleslab doing? Last I heard the warehouse space costs of housing their unsold units were becoming significant.

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

Howard Hanek

Right click on the Start 'thingy' does make life simplier for those who actually WANT access to their system configuration. Not like having to go through a series of increasingly remote menus.

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UH OH: Windows 10 will share your Wi-Fi key with your friends' friends

Howard Hanek
Facepalm

Making Things EASY

Will it translate it into Arabic or Farsi too?

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KRAKKOOM! SpaceX Falcon supply mission to ISS EXPLODES minutes after launch

Howard Hanek
Mushroom

Not to Worry

Mr. Musk will just change the name to something else and the media will forget all about how the ninth effort in a series failed.

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Microsoft's magic hurts: Nadella signals 'tough choices' on the way

Howard Hanek

Hotel California

Former Microsoft Executives check in but they never seem to check out......

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Killer ChAraCter HOSES almost all versions of Reader, Windows

Howard Hanek
Pirate

Solution

The solution is obvious. Round up all the type face foundry people and torture them until they confess.......

Why would anyone name their company after a neolithic architectural style anyway? Must be something wrong there.....

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Australia gets its Internet filter after Senate vote

Howard Hanek
Pint

Dissent

I believe (filtered by censors). Further the Australian government (filtered by censors).

We need Edward Snowden to help Australians locate exactly where the secret slush fund that financed this is located and how just much changed hands.....

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Cinnamon 2.6 – a Linux desktop for Windows XP refugees

Howard Hanek

Re: Correlation?

My question related more to Finder and how the default blocks you from root stuff and points you toward their defaults for document types and places.

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Howard Hanek
Headmaster

Correlation?

Anyone notice a correlation between improvements in Linux to Apple's OSX? I noticed the improvements in customizing the interface of Mint (which has long annoyed me) then wondered if Apple has a history of duplicating these on their OS?

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Vodafone hikes prices to 37.5p/min – and lets angry customers flee

Howard Hanek

Question

When the calling costs begin to equal the cost of transportation and actually being there people should begin to realize that they're paying too much.

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Microsoft says its latest, dodgy Windows 10 build is good for (almost) everyone

Howard Hanek
Childcatcher

Too Many 0s & 1s

...or two many 0s and 1s....I can't make up my mind.

Actually, the only problem I've encountered is installing it on Intel based laptops and the lack of a proper video driver.

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Scientists love MacBooks (true) – but what about you?

Howard Hanek
Mushroom

Facing the Inquisition

Having supported them at a major phrama house for years my observation has been all the negative reactions from others if someone has the temerity to use a Windows machine. The grunts, moans and demeaning comments really should be compiled into a video for CS majors.

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Spanish TV journo leaves subordinates cowering after verbal shoeings

Howard Hanek
Childcatcher

Quite simple really.

A defective tanning bed causing a hormonal imbalance aggravated by defective makeup leading to toxic shock syndrome.......is my best guess. She should be given a six month sabbatical in order to detox and regain her equilibrium.

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Tech giants gang up on Obama over encryption key demands

Howard Hanek
Mushroom

Unintended Consequences

The wealthy Chinese Party Officials and other oligarchs don't like to have their user data made available to US (un)Intelligence.

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

Howard Hanek
Go

Missing the Most Important

According to US President Obama the most critical problem facing the world is not security but climate change. When will Apple, Microsoft and Adobe issue climate change patches for their products? Or should we just demand that they do......or something......

Even if they just SAY they are that would go a long way to establishing the political correctness credentials they value so highly.

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Dre-stic measures: Apple Beats retreat from iTunes brand – report

Howard Hanek
Black Helicopters

Apple Sauced

Rebranding ...... because the iTunes brand has become associated with......something that doesn't sell like it used to and is beyond remediation? Wheel granny off the cliff eh?

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Windows 8.1 market share grows, Windows 7 slips, Windows 10 lurks

Howard Hanek
Coat

Architecture

All I know is the gazillions of updates screams spaghetti code and the architecture can never build a really stable product until applications are prohibited from altering system files.

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Apple recalls Beats speakers: Rap chap's crap batt rapped in zap mishap flap

Howard Hanek
Mushroom

Pity

I just bet their first reaction was to mail out a free smoke alarm......at least their lawyer's first reaction.

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Google's Cardboard 2.0 virtual reality device is a triumph for humanity, said no one sane, ever

Howard Hanek

Full circle

Well it was bound to happen. The media has lived in a state of virtual reality for some time now and the technology necessary to make available to the masses was just a question of time.

We excel at unproductive endeavors. It's 'who we are' says Google.

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The 'echo chamber' effect misleading people on climate change

Howard Hanek
Headmaster

Ah, So That's Why Dogs Chase Their Tails

The consensus is that dogs are convinced that their tails present a clear threat......

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Why are all the visual special effects studios going bust?

Howard Hanek
Holmes

History

It's not like we lack a history of successful special effects/animation/VFX operations. Disney nurtered a , culture of animators, set designers, artists, production people that lasted thirty years pumping out one or two full lenghth films a year. I don't recall them ever losing money.

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Android ransomware poses as FBI smut warning

Howard Hanek
Gimp

Clarification Necessary

Probably only registered Republicans were targeted. The Democrats totally ignore the FBI during this Administration.........

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Milking cow shot dead by police 'while trying to escape'

Howard Hanek
Terminator

The Dark Ages

The enlightened police force didn't have a bovine psychologist available? Or was this just a coverup for some dark, nefarious satanic ritual in which our bovine victim was to be a sacrifice?

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Steve Jobs movie gets October release date

Howard Hanek
Windows

Steve Jobs Shrines Business

......how about a shrine in the form of the garage where the two Steves created Apple? With Jobs looking over Wozniak's shoulders telling him to work faster?

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Mad Max: Fury Road – two hours of nonstop, utterly insane fantasy action

Howard Hanek
Gimp

Buzz Words

Breeders

Green Place

Radical Feminism

Sadomasochism

Hot Cars

Satanical Rites

Just non stop fun. Makes me almost want to lie down in the middle of a road and take a long nap......

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Windows 10 to MELT YOUR BRAIN and TAKE OVER YOUR LIFE

Howard Hanek
Black Helicopters

Insidious Mind Control?

Straight out of the plot of the 'Rocky and Bullwinkle' movie.

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Lies, damn lies and election polls: Why GE2015 pundits fluffed the numbers so badly

Howard Hanek
Headmaster

Holographic

Because the polls could be likened to a holographic projection? Or like cotton candy covered in gravy and sold as roast beef? Because there never was any there, there? Because the polls were designed to create the image of a majority?

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Google cloud: rubbish at updates, world-class at rapid rollbacks

Howard Hanek
Coat

Query

Why aren't we hearing outrage from Greenpeace about the rubbish in the clouds. When can we expect to see their dirigible seizing control of the blighted areas? Or something. Or has Google already paid them off?

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F*cking DLL! Avast false positive trashes Windows code libraries

Howard Hanek
Childcatcher

How do they test?

The spagetti code that is windows IS difficult to test against BUT these guys are responsible for updates that cause systems to go tits up....but not legally by their user agreements. They face no liability other than a hit to their reputation which they usually overcome. Somehow that doesn't seem fair does it?

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Red alert! Google's terrifying Borg machines to assimilate cluster-wrangling Omega code

Howard Hanek
Alien

Nanobots

Are the sinister nanobots coming? Do they schedule the Borg Queen's makeup touch ups too?

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Apple Watch fanbois suffer PAINFUL RASH after sweaty wristjob action

Howard Hanek
Linux

Status symbol

I can imagine the spread of wrist rashes so someone who doesn't own a smartwatch can point to it and explain why he isn't wearing one today. Will the rashes come in designer colours too?

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