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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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Microsoft may pick iPad for first release of Fondleslab Office™

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Fine

So long as theres a free trial & it costs about £10

anymore & its doomed

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Facebook turns 10: Big Brother isn't Mark Zuckerberg. It's YOU

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Yawn

Thats all.

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Even 'Your computer has a virus' cold-call gits are migrating off XP

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Re: They seem to have stopped calling me

Excellent, Ive said "Ill just go and get it from the attic" & put the phone on the table and left it, dunno how long they waited.

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Microsoft to RIP THE SHEETS off Windows 9 aka 'Threshold' in April

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Re: I want Windows 7 back because I prefer to be slow!!!

"OK, one more time: the reason Windows 8 starts programs so fast, is because it never closes them. When you close a program in Windows 8, it is minimized and the UI hidden. It should come as no surprise that maximizing the program and unhiding the UI is faster than actually loading and starting it again."

Hmm, I wonder where they got those ideas from?

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Good luck

It will all be fixed in the next release!

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Army spaffed MILLIONS up the wall on flawed Capita online recruiting system - report

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Re: 1.3 billion?????

When any govt contractor screws up wholeheartedly like this, they should be given the option of dropping all associated costs or being struck off the list.

Had this policy been implemented years ago none of this would be happening now

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Light, fast ... and pricey: Toshiba's Portégé Z30 – now THIS is an Ultrabook

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Re: Craplets must be killed

Agree entirely, hateful stuff

At least McAfee crapware has been killed off but I bet theres plenty of it still out there.

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Gift-giving gotchas: How to avoid Xmas morning EMBARRASSMENT

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My wife

Was very disappointed that batteries wernt included!

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Click here to BEAT OFF David Cameron's web SMUT ban

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Go away Cameron

Dont think the UK will have to wait much longer.

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Excise Xmas prezzie indecision MISERY with El Reg’s gift guide²

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Re: Hard-learned lesson

Thats why they get a bottle of booze, anything even remotely tech is avoided.

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BT warned: Speed up Openreach repairs or face PUNITIVE FINES

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Re: Ever seen an Openreach van in a hurry ?

Or its "Oh Christ theres a man up a pole" waiting for the inevitable browser error & searching for that USB dongle thingy.

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Microsoft yanks Surface 2 DIM SCREEN of DEATH fix in update snafu

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Re: And....

Yes, three button mouse = good for me & still use it now,

Bought a stock of them because like most good things they get yanked prematurely!

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IT bods: Windows XP, we WON'T leave you. Migrate? Chuh! As if...

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Re: Meanwhile...

Q. Where did you buy this heap of junk from? A = I didnt, it was provided to my brother in law, unfortunately he has to tollerate this junk to earn a living.

Quote "modern laptops are mostly improved considerably" = It was brand new as of 1 week ago, Win 7 64bit 1Gb HDD with 8Gb memory, the 'Windows Experience' was 5.9 but we experienced nothing but frustration but I suppose its a bit dated now.

Quote "Best bet is to ask someone with a little technical know how before you buy your next PC." = Dont worry, I wont. After 30+ years in IT PCs & laptops are generally a disappointment. I have every expectation that my elderly Mac Pro will continue to work exactly how I do for a good few years yet before you bleat about price I got it second hand in as new condition & before you bleat about Mac Tards I run XP in a VM to provide a perfect solution for me. I will pass on your comment to the IT dpet who set it up, Im sure they will be thrilled.

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Re: Keeping the IT industry in the manner to which it has become accustomed

Agree entirely,

Ive just witnessed my brother-in-law typing a fairly extensive e-mail to his support department following the 'upgrade' to Windows 7 (Win 8 wont run any of their software) on a well specified Dell laptop. The fairly meaningless 'Windows Experience' is 5.9 however the laptop runs like a slug & every time he opens the lid it crashes from sleep requiring a hard restart to name a few 'issues' or defects as I prefer to call them.

To say he & I were dismayed is an understatement & his e-mail concluded with "I will call in tomorrow & collect my old laptop as I require something that works"

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Meanwhile...

A brand new laptop; requires a hard reset from sleep, runs dog slow & generally misbehaves at every opportunity.

If this is progress then I want none of it & XP stays, thank you.

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Re: With Windows pushing me to upgrade...

"it would be worth my while to upgrade as it's free"

Don't think that's a compelling reason & as you say, better to move to 7

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I KNOW how to SAVE Microsoft. Give Windows 8 away for FREE – analyst

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But

I dont want Windows 8 for free,

I might pay a tenner for Windows 7 but its too slow & flaky thank you.

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Microsoft tarts up software licensing to fend off 'a few clicks and a credit card' rivals

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Re: We are making it simpler @ AC

It is obviously beyond you too.

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Re: We are making it simpler

To decide on something else

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Submerged Navy submarine successfully launches drone from missile tubes

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Thank you

Your purchase from Amazon is on its way...

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Inside Steve Ballmer’s fondleslab rear-guard action

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Re: No, Liam, I won't be using a fondleslab as my primary computer.

@ TheOtherHobbes - Good post.

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Re: No, Liam, I won't be using a fondleslab as my primary computer.

Well said Sir,

My ordinateur will be eight years old soon & replacing would have no affect on quality or how quickly I work.

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Microsoft 'cautiously optimistic' about Christmas sales

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Re: A casual Observation

Agreed,

Its a similar scene over here in France at the various tech outlets, X-Box seems the only MS attraction.

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On the matter of shooting down Amazon delivery drones with shotguns

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Re: Dear Article Author

@ "Not any more, I believe. They've actually deleted the full-auto mode on the M16, leaving just the semi-auto and 3-round burst modes. And they've trained their soldiers accordingly, so that they're now more deadly with 3-round bursts than they used to be with full-auto (not hard, because full-auto just wasted bullets, as you noted.)"

Agreed, the M16 is a nice weapon. In a similar move, years ago they shortened the barrel of the Bren gun to give it more spread because you killed them three or four times with the long barrel version.

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UK.gov's web filtering mission creep: Now it plans to block 'extremist' websites

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Re: The pilot's already started

"The pilot's already started" ?

I dont think you are ready for take off, surely you mean 'plot'

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Microsoft wields turkey knife, slices Surface to $199 for Black Friday

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Why bother

When I can buy rubble for landfill for about 16 Euros a ton

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Microsoft Surface slabs borked by heat-induced DIM SCREEN OF DEATH

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Re: With MS I wait for the fourth.

Wasnt it the 2000th go?

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You have a Skype voicemail. PSYCHE! It's just some fiendish Trojan-flinging spam

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I clicked on it?

Really? Isnt that weve been trying to educate users to not do for about 20 years?

"I ran Norton - found nothing...." I wish I had a pound for every time Ive heard or read that.

I suggest you wise up to such 'social engineering' threats, or standby to see your bank account emptied.

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GCHQ was called in to crack password in Watkins child abuse case

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Re: Fair play...

Agreed, then they should chop his knob & bollox off.

The sooner they start dishing out much harsher sentences for this sort of crime the better.

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Julie Larson-Green: Yes, MICROSOFT is going to KILL WINDOWS

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Therefore

Instead of buying one OS to run applications, each application will come with its own OS?

I hope Im wrong!

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Google SO CAN scan ALL BOOKS onto its sites - judge

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US Judge?

says it all.

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XBOX One SHOT DEAD by Redmond following delivery blunder

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I hope

He's going to tell Microsoft to Fuck off.

Do the T&Cs state 'thou shalt not play before Nov 22nd' ? probably not. What a nasty lot they are.

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Microsoft advertises Surface, Excel with maths mistake

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Re: calculators?

Work? I gave up that nonsense years ago.

Its a Jour Farie here in France for Armistice day, so march through village for service at war memorial followed by a petite anisette avec mon voisin.

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calculators?

Not needed for such a simple addition

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Google 'fesses up: Yup, we're KILLING OFF IE9 support for Gmail, Apps

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So

I wonder how much Redmond paid them to do that?

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Microsoft CEO shortlist claim: It's just Elop, Bates, Mulally, Nadella and...

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Satya Nadella

gets my vote, El Reg, why dont you run a poll?

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The Schmidt hits the Man: NSA spying on Google servers? 'OUTRAGEOUS!'

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Re: Ha ha ha @ Petur

"Well, there is a small difference between Google serving you ads based on your data"

No problem if thats what people sign up to. In my opinion Google appears to act as if its beyond the law & on many occasions has shown absolutely no respect for individuals, not to mention their photo cars slurping wireless data. Unfortunately, the subject of law is not a fast moving one & the difference between unethical & illegal an increasingly grey area.

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Ha ha ha

Pot, kettle, black?

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iPad Air BARES ALL, reveals she's a high maintenance lady

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They should be ashamed

Apple certainly trumpets about preserving the environment in its branding, but this is nothing short of a pack of lies if the product cant be repaired easily. I would assume the same for Microsoft who are equally culpable with their surface thingy.

I personally believe that anything manufactured should have a 'repair ability index' or criteria that it must meet or exceed.

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Fed up with Windows? Linux too easy? Get weird, go ALTERNATIVE

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Joke

Floppy disk

Any one got one?

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