* Posts by N2

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Microsoft's Nadella: Congratulations on 12 months of not being Steve Ballmer

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Not all

It's not mandatory unless your workplace dictates so.

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But

Anyone could do a better job than Ballmer.

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CHAINSAW HORROR advert earns GiffGaff a slap from regulator

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Facepalm

But...

The real reason it was banned was because the operator was not wearing the correct PPE!

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Increased gov spy powers are NOT the way to stay safe against terrorism

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Unhappy

Re: Trouble is, the last time round

@ Steven Raith:

Because I love getting up at 0530 to get to the office at 9am.

Perhaps there is a hidden agenda that they want you to remain at work!

All night meetings followed by working breakfast, lunch & dinner

Think of the productivity?

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Spartan on Windows 7? Microsoft is 'watching demand'

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Re: Other OSs?

It may not offer any great improvement and may be a let down, like Safari is on a Mac - thats just my opinion

But it would be nice to have the choice to run it.

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Other OSs?

Spartan is designed to work with Windows 10, so it won't run on non-Windows platforms – continuing Microsoft's policy on browsers.

Down vote me to hell, but it would be nice to see support for OSx & Linux or do they get fired for even mentioning them?

Or is single OS badly too much trouble?

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Care.data refuseniks will be DENIED CANCER SCREENING invites

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Bastards

or is this the start of two tier treatment?

smacks of 'your vital treatment is only available if we can flog your medical history...'

Absolutely disgrace & thankful I no longer reside in dis united kingdom.

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Google Translate MEAT GRINDER turns gay into 'faggot', 'poof', 'queen'

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far from perfect

I was typing an email in French this morning, C&P the results as its handy at adding accents etc,

'A tout a l'heure' came out completely wrong, so no surprises here.

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Chunky Swedish ice maiden: Volvo XC60 D4 Manual EE Lux Nav

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Re: Wrong kind of snow...

If snow on the windscreen was the only problem, then why didn't he just pull over somewhere safe and clear the snow off the bonnet?

Because he is a Volvo driver

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Microsoft: Flunked our test? Fear not, techies...

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Re: Trained to use

Agreed,

Some years ago I had to show an MCSE how to map a network drive at the command line, oblivious that it could also be achieved using the GUI at the time, but since when was that quicker.

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Re: and yet . . . @ Hargrove

Spot on, couldn't have put it better myself.

One upvote isn't enough have a pint, its Friday

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Doomsday Clock says 3 MINUTES to MIDNIGHT. Again

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Re: In situations like this, I find it useful

'Protect & Survive' ?

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FIVE Things (NOT 10: these are REAL) from the WINDOWS 10 event

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Re: Nobody talks to Cortana

And the dog,

'My dog has died, come and revive it while I make tea' one memorable support call

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Never mind those touch apps, full Office 2016 is coming this year

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Coming this year

Is it 2016 already or have I been watching too much 'Back to the future' ?

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Windows 10, day ZERO ... Will Nadella be the HERO?

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Re: Timezones

I also have regular meetings at 6 pm my time, which are attended by myself & Claude,

We go to his or my cave for a petit verre du vin or a Pineau or two & its wonderful that technology has no place in this & never will.

Quite how Microsoft manage to fuck up something so simple as time is beyond me.

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Give nerds their own PRIVATE TRAIN CARRIAGES, say boffins

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Re: Video conferencing

Agreed,

Somewhat like the horrid term 'working lunch' - no thanks, Id rather go hungry.

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Re: Definitely make Luton a hub - and another thing

Beeching diddnt close anything, he wrote the reports for the government.

When 50% of station receipts provided just 2% revenue and losses of £300,000 a day, something has to change.

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Microsoft turns the power of FINE PRINT onto enterprise licensing

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Re: Chromebook

Then he can turn to the MS/reseller rep and say "Hi, I'm Roy you know where the door is, so fuck off."

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Also

It exerts greater pressure on those with stretched budgets to look elsewhere.

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Bloke in Belgium tries to trademark Je Suis Charlie slogan

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Re: WELL DONE

Spot on,

But when they dont agree, their only solution is to kill people.

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Windows 7 MARKED for DEATH by Microsoft as of NOW

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Wonderful

Why dont they bin support for Windows 8 instead? they could do it tomorrow & annoy a lot less people.

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Global PC market's not dead, it's just resting – Gartner

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Re: Reminds me of Monty Pythons "Sleeping Parrot" sketch

he's not dead, he's pining, pining for the fjords!

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Windows XP beats 8.1 in December market share stats

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Re: Support is impossible

I tell free loaders for support to stick it behind the rear wheel of my Landrover so I can reverse over it, that'll fix it good an proper... the conversation usually switches to a different subject fairly quickly.

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Siri, are you afraid of Facebook's new speech recognition tech?

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Re: Hi Facebook!

Fornicate elsewhere?

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Microsoft has made excellent software, you pack of fibbers

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David Cutler

Yes, he was a good guy, not so sure if they have any left now.

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Re: Microsoft's good software

I used W2000 as my mainstream desktop OS until 2011, it did the job & never went wrong

Cant say that about their later offerings.

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Ugly Microsoft code NUKED Bing and Yahoo! – report

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Re: Dodgy Microsoft Code

Agreed,

But Microsoft probably pay people to report otherwise.

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DON'T PANIC! Latest Anonymous data dump looks old hat

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Re: To hell with Anonymous...

She like a pearl necklace that's for sure :D

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Ofcom chief exec Ed Richards to step down in December

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Hmm

Ofcom? I had to think for a moment, what do they really do?

Anyway, Im sure its pats on the back and massive pension pot to boot

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Sacre block! French publishers to sue Adblock maker – report

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Re: How much value to users put on web sites

https://ie.microsoft.com is untrusted so I clicked 'get me out of here'

The certificate is only valid for the following names: *.azurewebsites.net, *.scm.azurewebsites.net, *.azure-mobile.net, *.scm.azure-mobile.net

For the company they proclaim to be or at least once were, its a joke they cant even do that properly.

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Are MPs smarter than 5-year-olds? We'll soon find out at coding school – Berners-Lee

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Sorry Tim

MPs need to learn how to serve the electorate & run the country as opposed to lining their own pockets at every opportunity.

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Computer misuse: Brits could face LIFE IN PRISON for serious hacking offences

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Re: Needed

I do think we do need reform with our computer crime laws.

I think we need to reform all our serious criminal laws, whilst the hacker gets 'life', the murderers & so on get a relatively short term.

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Want a more fuel efficient car? Then redesign it – here's how

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Re: Replace anything with "Lucas" written on it

The auto-route is best & most roads are as good, a few through the villages are not so good as funding changes but work is on-going. Even our ancient Land Rover does reasonable MPG.

We seldom see potholes where as in the UK its a continual challenge to avoid them & driving your side of the tunnel in Kent is like crossing a ploughed field.

Driving at higher speeds on the auto route 130 Km/hr economy drops to 39.8 MPG, otherwise its low forties - UK government wont fix the roads because it gains more tax if they take more fuel.

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Replace anything with "Lucas" written on it

That made me smile.

The other problem with trying to achieve good MPG in the UK is the roads, a poor road surface increases rolling resistance reducing MPG. Every car Ive owned over the last 30 years improves its MPG once were on our way home.

For example our current car returns 33-35 MPG in UK which changes to 40-44 MPG in France, same car same fuel & more or less same temperature until were south of the Loire. Down vote me to hell, but the roads in the UK really do need fixing.

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Sway: Microsoft's new Office app doesn't have an Undo function

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Is it another

April 1st ?

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Lies, damn pies and obesity statistics: We're NOT a nation of fatties

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Agree entirely

& unfortunately its spreading here in France, 10 years ago one would hardly see a fatty, but now theyre all too common, along with the cancerous spread of Mc Donalds, not so 'diet' coke, Subway etc.

If I was fat, to be honest, Id prefer people to shout "oi fat bastard..." because it might give me some impetus to do something about it.

Thankfully there's no political correctness here either, but I despair, one day it will happen.

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HOT BABES! Worried you won't get that JOB in IT? MENTION how hot you are

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Bollox

The engineer in charge will have most certainly got their hands dirty during their career, you can't expect subordinates to do a proper job unless you've done it your self, know & understand it.

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Windows 10 feedback: 'Microsoft, please do a deal with Google to use its browser'

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Made me smile

“Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint should be free and built into Windows 10, this would tempt people away from Chromebooks and Mac”

Still wouldnt use them even if they were free, my daughter dislikes them with a passion after Office 2012 was forced upon her laptop. So down-vote away but its my opinion.

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Shift up, gran! Microsoft turns living room into AR game 'space'

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Wonderful

Probably maps all your possessions for ad slinging at your browser or whatever else you have connected to 'tinterwebs.

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Windows 10: One for the suits, right Microsoft? Or so one THOUGHT

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Re: Microsoft, you surprise me

Au contraire...

X is the Roman numeral for 10 hence: Windows X

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Re: Tiles should replace icons fully - everywhere.

Agreed,

The less irritating distractions the better.

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Microsoft on the Threshold of a new name for Windows next week

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Windows SOS

Same Old Shit,

Different GUI all fucked up so some 'certified' training provider can charge your company a fortune to tell you how to do what you already know.

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Cybercrooks breed SELF-CLONING MUTANT that STEALS your BANK DETAILS

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Re: By opening the file

Agree entirely

The donkeys years old problem with the last three ie someexecutable.pdf.exe should have been fixed years ago as well.

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The internet just BROKE under its own weight – we explain how

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Sadly

Some of this traffic was attributed to the tragic death of Robin Williams - RIP.

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Microsoft: Just what the world needs – a $25 Nokia dumbphone

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Taken a long time

But it looks like Microsoft are going to deliver something people actually want, just the sort of phone to have in the car for emergencies if the battery lasts 36 days on standby for example.

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Clock ticking for Surface 3 as Microsoft preps for globo-launch

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But

Will it be warm in winter for my cat to sleep on?

He never goes near my MBP cos its too cool.

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London cops cuff 20-year-old man for unblocking blocked websites

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Is this

in the UK or North Korea ?

Glad I left the dis-united kingdom

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Microsoft throws old versions of Internet Explorer under the bus

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Of everything

That Microsoft have junked

It would be great if they threw all versions of IE away

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Speaking in Tech: 'I think Ballmer tried to DERAIL MICROSOFT', says ex-Redmond man

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'I think Ballmer tried to DERAIL MICROSOFT', says ex-Redmond man

What took you so long to work that one out?

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Windows 8 market share stalls, XP at record low

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Re: If I were Microsoft...

Do well if you could config it to look like 2000, XP, Vista or 7 chez classic shell

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