* Posts by N2

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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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Re: Register Daily To Do List

"and remind me again, just how Win 8 has "succeeded"."

Succeeded in pissing people off on an epic scale

& they actually want you to pay money for this shite?

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Re: Why won't they sort it out?

Because were Microsoft & your dog is wrong.

Tossers.

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Forty-five years ago: FOOTPRINTS FOUND ON MOON

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Pint

Re: Thanks to the men and women of NASA, et al.

Good comment,

Me too, I was 11 at the time & having since seen the lunar modules at Kennedy Space Centre made me realise what an amazing achievement it all was. Have a pint.

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Help yourself to anyone's photos FOR FREE, suggests UK.gov

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Wankers

Clearly dont understand what they are doing, by giving away something which is rightfully mine or yours, for someone to use as they like.

Sure they'd be annoyed if I ploughed their lawn and planted spuds?

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So whither Microsoft? If Nadella knows, he is keeping it well hidden

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Re: They are just disliked, because they are greedy

Agree entirely,

Greed worked when they were the only player, but not any more & it will be their downfall

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Microsoft's MCSE and MCSD will become HARDER to win

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Agreed,

"The reason I make fun of MCSEs is that they can't format a floppy disk in order to update the BIOS" bloody hell, thats a tall order!

I once bumped into one that asked me how to map a network drive from the command line.

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British cops cuff 660 suspected paedophiles

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Re: Good work

Agreed, Id have those found guilty castrated & locked up for a long time, the problem is sentences arn't tough enough to stop this proliferating

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Microsoft joins Qualcomm's gang in Internet of Stuff standards fight

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Trouble ahead

Microsoft should be banned from having anything to do with standards

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Microsoft compliance police to NHS: We want your money

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Re: How they treat smaller customers? Much the same then!

Nasty bastards.

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French Senate passes anti-Amazon amendment

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Re: So

Hi, I found quite a nice Qwerty at Hyper-U for €14

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London Tech Week: All for the luvvies and the joke's on you, taxpayers

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Re: Monkeys, banana plantation

Oh yes,

I'll pick that up and run with it!

I always used to try & think of a witty answer to those stupid remarks...

"We'll collect some low hanging fruit"

To which I replied, "I think you've been staring at Sallys tits for far to long", went down a storm, may not get away too lightly now.

Name changed to protect the innocent & no offence intended if your name happens to be Sally or you have nice breasts.

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WORLD CUP SHOCK: England declared winner in 2-1 defeat to Italy

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What you really mean is

The Italians have been things to do than twit about football.

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I am NOT a PC repair man. I will NOT get your iPad working

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Re: Apparel Solution

Excellent idea, wonder if they do it in French as well?

My solution is to say "yes, I can fix that, it will only take a minute, do you have it with you? I will put it behind the rear wheel of my Land Rover & reverse over it, as reverse works best for PCs, forward for iPads & anything else..."

The conversation ends rapidly with a gasp & a "why did you say that" - Simply so I can stop talking about work & get back to enjoying myself/ vin rouge/ whatever I was doing beforehand.

Works every time

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French teen fined for illegal drone flight

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Re: Stupid bureaucrats

Agreed,

You'd think the local Office de Tourisme would now be using it, but regrettably they dont seem to have the faintest idea about promoting anything apart from Puy de Fou over here.

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Windows XP market share decline stalls, Mac OS X surges

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Re: "What methodology is used to calculate StatCounter Global Stats?"

...I would guess their readers are more likely to be IT literate, and will have things like Ghostery, NoScript, AdBlock Plus, etc installed to suppress these ad cookies. Or, even, run an O/S other than Windows altogether. e.g. Linux, *BSD, etc!

Agreed, Ghostry, Noscript, DoNotTrackMe, AdBlockPlus installed, non Windows OS & outgoing ports monitored.

But you dont really need to be all that techie to achieve, just common sense.

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UK.gov data sell-off row: HMRC denies claims it'll flog YOUR private info

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Re: Bah!

"Just wondering who you would like to replace the 'Spivs' with?"

More Spivs thats who, as all politicians are in it for themselves

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Tooled-up Ryobi girl takes nine-inch grinder to Asus beach babe

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Re: More Concerned About Safety Gear

Yep,

Id love to see her lady muff

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OK, we get the message, Microsoft: Windows Defender splats 1000s of WinXP, Server 2k3 PCs

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Re: Well...

Agreed & up-voted,

But it will still somehow be your fault.

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It may be ILLEGAL to run Heartbleed health checks – IT lawyer

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Thats the problem

With laws

They tell you what you can't do, not what you should do

& are enforced by a pack of grossly overpaid people

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Internet is a TOOL OF SATAN that destroys belief, study claims

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Good

Religion is a cause of great division anyway

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BT finally admits its Home Hub router scuppers some VPN connections

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I suspect they may just need to set the correct MTU

or chuck it & get a DG834

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Ballmer: 'Microsoft would have a stronger position if I could redo the last TEN YEARS'

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Re: Well if I had gone back 10 years in time..

Good post.

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Correct

MS would be much stronger now if he never arrived in the first place

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Roll up, roll up for the Commentards' Ball

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Re: Well done El Reg

Could a pint be printed instead?

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Dell charges £16 TO INSTALL FIREFOX on PCs – Mozilla is miffed

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Re: Sounds about right

I'll drive over it in my Land Rover, that'll fix it for you...

Fairly swiftly the topic of conversation changes & I continue to enjoy what ever I was doing before it started.

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BT's IPv6 EXPIRED security certificate left to rot on its website

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Worked for me

Realising I had gone to BT in error & thus unlikely to find anything helpful I clicked 'Get me out of here'

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Microsoft UK seeks infrastructure guys for BYOD workshops

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Re: "Cack In The Attic"

Well, most of it is brown

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The UNTOLD SUCCESS of Microsoft: Yes, it's Windows 7

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Re: that they've dragged the desktop GUI back to Win 95 levels of sophistication.

Hi

Upvoted, but I for one would much prefer to use Windows 3.0 or 3.1

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