* Posts by Howard Hanek

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Windows 10 blamed (partly) for stalled PC sales recovery

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Climate Change Opportunity Lost

Oh dear! I was so confident that declining PC sales were the result of Climate Change. From static to mobile.

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Win8 inventory glut? Yep, it's all Microsoft's fault, says HP

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Glutten Free?

Consumers are waiting for glutten free PCs?

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Another root hole in OS X. We know it, you know it, the bad people know it – and no patch exists

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Vogons

Well, I for one am thrilled that so many Vogon poets have found suitable employment.

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Er, uh ... sorry! Project Ara will not launch this year after all

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Will 'Google Speak' Be the Default?

I can see what problem is here......

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Flying Spaghetti Monster spotted off Angolan coast

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Amazing Discovery

So spaghetti does exist in nature! And attached to a giant meatball too!

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Illinois man steals vibrator, strips naked, attacks Obama

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Clarification

The only normal behavior exhibited here is the man's hatred of Obama. The inference that hatred of Obama is somehow associated with mental and/or sexual disorders is egregious. Ask Hillary.

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HP arranges boardroom deck chairs as The Big Split looms

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History Repeats Itself

The Titanic DID split in two before both parts sank..........

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

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The Party MADE Me Do It!

Honest. We had no choice. The Chairman is watching us.

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Two weeks of Windows 10: Just how is Microsoft doing?

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Actually Pretty Well

I've installed in on a number (30) of machines both laptops and desktops and, yes, there were some problems but all in all I'd score W10 as A-

ANY OS change entails problems and if this iteration eliminates the spaghetti code legacy Windows suffers from then it WILL make it more stable.

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Virtually no one is using Apple Music even though it is utterly free

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...and how much does Netflix cost a month?

What a great deal huh? In comparison to other services? I mean, they really bent over....us.

Let's see? $9.99 a month by 0 is.....0, right? Unless your're an Apple accountant who will just make up numbers for the boss as required, like say Apple Watch.

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ISC ’15 Student Cluster Competition: Euro kids answered the calls to arms

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Demonic Fan Noise

Like the painful moaning of suffering or the higher pitched screeches of Satan's Imps?

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Clueless do-gooders make Africa's conflict mineral mines even more dangerous

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A New Species Is Emerging

The ascendance of a new species I have named "Homa Sapien Idioticus" will soon overtake "Homo Sapien Sapien" and has quite overwhelmed my original timetable of millenia. By several millenia.

The natural fight/flight response has been replaced by a reliance upon empty rhetoric and an insistence that mythical semi divine beings such as the 'tooth fairy' and 'fairy godmothers' exist as the ultimate arbiters of all human existence.

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VIAGRA found in Chinese 'Kung Fu rice wine'

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Dogbert's Fault?

That's what happens when you give the Marketing Dept. carte blanche.......

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

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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

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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

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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'

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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

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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’

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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'

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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

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Hybrid Drives

Hybrid SSD/Winchester drives are the future.

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'Ugly Reddit commentards made me doubt humanity'

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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