* Posts by cornz 1

1632 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009

Windows 10 in Nvidia driver train smash as world watches launch

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Re: Meanwhile, in the real world

"Like a good many readers/commentators here I'm staying well away from W10 "

TFTFY

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This:

" downvoted by people who really really want Windows 10 to fail."

Well Microsoft do seem to be making it easy!!!!

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

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Re: Business as usual

Dear god, how times are we going to have to repeat, there will be NO SPs for windows 10. Its all on a rolling upgrade schedule. You get them (updates) whether you want them or not unless you run the Enterprise edition.

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Google bows to inevitable, stops forcing Google+ logins on YouTubers

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Re: And here's how to delete your Google Plus profile:

I don't think that's been updated yet, as that's the same page you used to end up on before this announcement.

As you must have a G+ account to enable your youtube channel, I don't think the new stance has been fully implemented.

Probably worth waiting a bit to see what happens.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Southern biscuits and gravy

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Re: Edible

Grits: Eaten once on my one trip to the USA. NEVER to be eaten again. Why the fuck would yoou want to mix milk and aggregate and then declare it as "tasty" i will never know.

Right up there with oysters, celery, tripe and grapefruit.

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Re: I Think...

No, i dont think so.

Looking at that picture it looks like porridge on scones...

Which sounds nasty. This just looks nasty and no matter how good it tastes, the taste will do NOTHING to disguise the visual ambiguity.

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Many years ago

My other half made some pastry to freeze, some sweet, for pies, some savoury for , um, not sweet pies.

So one day she made a beef and ale pie. Lovely but the pastery was so sweet! Yeah, she had mixed em up. So a cobbler became a pobbler. P for "pie-crust".

Lovely juicy beef with a sugary topping does not work well....

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Bloke hits armadillo AND mother-in-law with single 9mm round

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Out of everyone involved in this,

my heart goes out to the armadillo.

Fascinating little animals and no trouble to anyone.

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Boffins go to FUNGI town: Riddle of 100-year-old HAIRY, ICY dead wood finally cracked

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Re: Next ...

Didnt Maggie Thatcher do this back in the 60's or 70's???

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Sydney adopts 'world's first' e-ink parking signs

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Re: Fantastic!

Or just a WiFi-Pineapple...

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Invisible app ads slug smartmobes with 2GB of daily downloads

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Windows

blAndriod and Crapple

you say..

But no mention of windows Phone??

Oh good, another reason to stick with my "unpopular" but unaffected phone!!

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Today's smart home devices are too dumb to succeed

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So. you bought

all of this crap without doing ANY basic research and then get sand in your tampon because it fails to work how YOU want it to. Here's a tip, go design it yourself then or shut up fucking moaning.

Christ, last thing i need on a monday morning.

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Happy birthday, Amiga: The 'other' home computer turns 30

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WINUAE

is the best emulator out there and it works bloody well.

WELL worth checking out.

May i recommend "Twintris" as the definative tetris clone.

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Help! Our Virgin Media TiVo boxes are stuck in a loop! Help! Our Virgin..

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Oddly enough

my virgin broadband is acting the goat at the minute but no TiVo here. Coincidence?

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UK.gov makes total pig's ear of attempt to legalise home CD ripping

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Hmm,

if the CD is marked AAD, then is it really digital? Yes the CD is a digital format but the content is analogue and therfore no better sounding than a record or cassette.

And remember. Home taping is killing music?!?!!?

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

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Re: Ha

The minimum requirements are what it needs to install and run. The minimum requirements for a computer to be useful are much less modest.

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Horrifying MOCK BACON ABOMINATION grown in BUBBLING VATS as ALGAE

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Re: Bah!

I'm sorry to say as a brit but the bacon i had in an IHOP (International House Of Pancakes) was frankly, about the best bacon i have ever had. Not just in Florida but anywhere, ever.

Also the yanks dip it in chocolate, which is also outstanding. But then i like thin crispy bacon and i like chocolate. Win-Win...

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RC4 crypto: Get RID of it already, say boffins

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Are we ever likely to have

*secure* encryption because it seems there are more stories about people breaking it than improving it.

Seriously, the kudos associated with breaking a cypher is deemed bigger than the kudos from creating it. As soon as we create one, someone else starts picking it apart.

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Tour de France leader's cycling data may have been hacked by doping critics

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And another "sport"

falls and gives way to faceless profiteering and corporate greed.

When sports(wo)men become monetarily worth more than a hospital then something is very very wrong.

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Microsoft nixes A-V updates for XP, exposes 180 MEEELLION luddites

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Re: People still use Vista?

Win8?

Vinegar strokes..

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Adobe: We REALLY are taking Flash security seriously – honest

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The very fact that

every patch for this dog egg is rated as "Critical" highlights exactley how seriously Adobe take the security of its users. It is time for flash to expire and to remain so.

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Drop-stitch: Microsoft's 3D Photosynth app sinks into oblivion

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Re: "Trust us"

Exactley the reason i trust *nothing* of mine to be looked after by some faceless corp..

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KILLER! Adobe Flash, Windows zero-day vulns leak from Hacking Team raid

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If cars

were released with the amount of inherent bugs that Flash exhibits then the maker would go bust...

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Uitsmijter

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It is not

possible to up vote you enough times for this, especially from "manikin pisse"?? on Damrak..Just across the road from Cenrtaal station.. Little chip place, serves chips with a variety of sauces. Of which the satay is the best.

I thought I was odd enjoying chips and peanut sauce but it seems no...

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Biologists gasp at lemur's improbably colossal bollocks

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Re: "To everyone who's about to comment:" Actually I am, for one, highly relieved...........

Mucho moons ago my best mate had the snip, however, for whatever reason something went a bit pete tong, his chicken skin purse started to slowly fill with blood. As well as immense swelling his knackers were blue black, like a giant bruise and I shit you not folks when I say his scrotum was the size of a grapefruit... Off to A&E we went tout suite.

So, drain fitted, swelling resolved. Few weeks later, time to have drain removed, however, the drain has somehow become attached internally, like tissue has grown over/around it. His missus and myself heard that poor bastard let loose a proper blood curdling scream when that was removed with no anaesthetic...

Makes me wince to this day.

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David Beckham fakes bewilderment to flog mobiles to Yanks. Fakes?

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Re: Celebrity greed knows no limits

because after it he will be worth $305,000,000

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Rise of the Machines: ROBOT KILLS MAN at Volkswagen plant

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Re: who wouldn't like to see the footage of that

I need it for fap... erm... my documentary on robot killings!

Dunno whether to + or - 1 you for that.

+1 for the love of gore

-1 for the comment. Not because of what you said but because this isn't theync or ogrish.

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Privacy watchdog ICO slashes its fines in half

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It is and always has been

a toothless organisation, there merely to pay lip service and to appease the masses.

Fines halved (not that they ever enforce them it would seem) expect incidents of spam sms etc to triple...

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Silly Google's Photos app labelled BLACK PEOPLE as GORILLAS

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Re: On the other hand, if I am included in their images database, ...

This is clearly NOT a case of racism. It's plain stupidity without any additives!. ;-)

That depends on who happens to be reading it at the time.

Someone will always imply something that was never there in the first place..

you watch.....

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Microsoft in Blighty reveals its 78 THOUSAND POUND Surface 3 slabloid

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Re: Two! Nine A! The number of the beast!

And Stephen Fry said the same, so it must be correct!!!!

Fancy Wikipedia stealing his highness' thunder...

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Microsoft: This Windows 10 build has 'NO significant known issues'

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Well this is shaping up

to be yet another version of windows to avoid.

Im not an MS nay-sayer (far from it and i have defended them to the hilt in the past ) BUT but the more i read the more i think, no MS, i do not subscribe to your view of how i use my computer or how i want my computer to work.

That fucking penguin is getting closer and closer to my house...

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Windows 10 Mobile is shaping up nicely – now Cortana can send emails

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This:

"Nadella also spoke of building "the best instantiation of this vision through our Windows device platform and our devices,"

Did my language centre break down last night due to heat or is that just utter corporate bollocks...

Bad English corporate bollocks at that.... WTF does "instantiation" even mean??

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Microsoft says Oculus Rift distorts world, grinds corrective lenses

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Cant deny

the MS lens looks far superior..

Did Mr Magoo do the vision testing for the Oculus??

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Giant male member spontaneously ejaculates over Norway

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To quote Mr James May

Oh, Cock!

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Abort, abort! Metal-on-metal VIOLENCE as Google's robo-car nearly CRASHES

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Re: Presumably...@Camilla Smythe

See, when that lot is converted into binary:

01001000 01101101 01101101 00101100 00100000 01001001 01110100 01011100 00100110 00100011 00110000 00110011 00111001 00111011 01110011 00100000 01100111 01101111 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01110100 01101111 00100000 01101101 01101111 01110110 01100101 00100000 01110010 01101001 01100111 01101000 01110100 00111010 00100000 01001001 01011100 00100110 00100011 00110000 00110011 00111001 00111011 01101100 01101100 00100000 01101101 01101111 01110110 01100101 00100000 01101100 01100101 01100110 01110100 00101110 01001000 01101101 01101101 00101100 00100000 01001001 01110100 01011100 00100110 00100011 00110000 00110011 00111001 00111011 01110011 00100000 01100111 01101111 01101001 01101110 01100111 00100000 01110100 01101111 00100000 01101101 01101111 01110110 01100101 00100000 01110010 01101001 01100111 01101000 01110100 00111010 00100000 01001001 01011100 00100110 00100011 00110000 00110011 00111001 00111011 01101100 01101100 00100000 01101101 01101111 01110110 01100101 00100000 01101100 01100101 01100110 01110100 00101110 01010111 01101000 01101111 01100001 00100001 00100000 01000110 01110101 01100011 01101011 00100001 00100001

10 minutes of transmitting this, there's no wonder they nearly crashed.

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Britain beats back Argies over Falklands online land grab

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Where's

Clarkson when you need him!!!!

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'Backronym' crowdfunds itself into Oxford English Dictionary

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Re: For all those pedantic bastards out there....

Yes, well they should *of thought of that...

*This pedants pet hate.....

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Raising a stink in court: Innocent poo banditry warehousers win $2.2m

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Re: More common than you think

Oh you mean GTG, or "Time" or "Insert Failing Company Rebrand Attempt XII".

I worked for em for a good few years, the standard of the workforce was, at best, ropey. The grasp of English less then ropey and all the upper level jobs were being in-sourced to family members who had no idea how to run a 4 shelf corner shop let alone AMD's biggest european customer. Or one of the biggest independant computer retailers in the UK. GTG were THAT big at one point. They were also consistantly one of the most complained about companies in the UK....

Shame, i had a good time working with the team in Sheffield retail park, in the flagship store....Back in the old days.....

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2.2 meelion dollars

for hurting somones feelings..

Jesus. No wonder we are all in the fucked up mess we are.....

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BlackShades privacy raiding web rat gets five years in US cooler

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So, blackhats.

Make sure you go somewhere that has no extradition treaty with the USofA and you're pretty much safe!!!!

Ask the cryptowall/locker/safe etc etc crews....

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Hackers exploit fresh PC hijack bug in Adobe Flash Player, the internet's screen door

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Whilst ever

the great unwashed can watch u-tube and the other eleventy million video sites using flash, Adobe have no reason to ditch it. It is down to the webmasters to implement HTML5 and then force adobe to do something.

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Feds count Cryptowall cost: $18 million says FBI

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Re: So, where are the Boys?

The "kid ripping his CDs" is a WAY easier target and they can put a name and a face to a crime. So the media hypmermegaconglomorate is happy as another criminal is roundly and soundly lambasted and thrown to the lions. No doubt being fined, criminal record, distraught parents etc.

The scuzz-buckets behind cryptowall, locker etc have no such compunctions as they are essentially safe from the governement(s) and law enforcement agencies...

See how the USofA becomes utterly powerless when faced with THIS kind of enemy. No amount of toys being thrown out of a pram will facilitate the eradication of cyberscum.

Makes my shit itch......

Justice??? My arse.....

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Apple to replace DODGY hard drives that go BELLY UP in 27-inch iMac

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Terminally (probably)

Kiss goodbye to your data, that's backed up to an identical 3tb drive...

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I wondered the same thing..

Hey, El-Reg and, more importantly, crApple.

What ARE the "certain circumstances".

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Dev probes bad proxies, writes white hat checker, black hat DIY guide

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It is

in Engrish...

Or Chinglish, suit yourself.

Some of the best stuff I have ever read has been in the form of a Chinese destruction manual.

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Noshing moth menaces misled into male-on-male mating

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Re: Bit of an odd one this

UV insect traps are mostly useless. Most of what they catch are confused but harmless insects; they don't cut the numbers of clothes moths very much, and they are useless for killing mosquitoes and midges.

You will seldom find One method is entirely successful in dealing with any significant insect infestation.

However, in food premises, they are the defacto solution for almost all flying insect jobs.

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Where insecticides are concerned, the bad news is that most insecticides on the market aren't going to be much use as they are too volatile to remain on anything for very long. The good news is that for insects like clothes moths, woodworm and the like, you do not actually need to use neurotoxic poisons at all. What works much better is a borax dissolved in a mixture of water and propylene glycol.

Disagree. Wettable powders, such as ficam-w provide months of residual action on concrete or nearly all porous surfaces. They are also effective on porous surfaces but then a micro emulsion such as fendona or stingray will also provide months of action on non-porous surfaces. In both cases it is important to not mop. vacuum, sweep the treated areas else efficacy WILL be *reduced* but not eliminated.

Boric acid is a slow acting stomach poison and although slightly effective against insects like ants, it pales in comparison with commercial stuff. If it was any good, it would be commercially available. It isn’t. You may consider it more bio friendly, but it is not effective.

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Diatomaceous earth (Kieslghur) is once again, only effective as an adjunct. I defy you to clear bed bugs with nothing more than diatoms. You are correct in its mode of action but not in its efficacy.--------------------------------------------------------------------------

Naphthalene has been out of favour for years. Yes it’s a suspected carcinogen but it’s just not effective anymore.

The *best* way is with an IGR/IDR (Insect growth regulator/insect development regulator) like methoprene or pyriproxyfen (Nylar) which are juvenile hormone replacements. These will either cause sterility (in the case of complete metamorphosis (case bearing clothes moth, fleas) or prevent the formation of cuticle (incomplete metamorphosis, ala bedbug) so the insect cannot moult.

BPCA/NPTA registered pest controller!

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LastPass got hacked: Change your master password NOW

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This:

"I use Google Drive"

And you expect your data to be free from prying eyes?

Purr-lease...

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Three exposed Brit's privates with sloppy survey code

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Re: Surveys?

A better method is to use spurious data. Just to fuck up their data mining statistics.

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Philae warms up nicely, sends home second burst of data

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This:

"To recap for those who like their stories in TL;DR mode: humanity sent a probe that travelled hundreds of millions of kilometres and caught up with a comet and successfully dropped a lander onto the comet's surface. That lander worked as planned, was built so well it survived seven months of who knows what and now seems ready to send home more data. But the train or bus that brings you to work today will probably run late and we're making a mess of a zillion other things. ®"

Yeah because no fucking politicians were involved in its design or building.

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