* Posts by N2

930 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009

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Fugitive UK hacker turned ISIS recruiter killed in Syria

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Pint

Re: Expecting

"Twatspanner"

A very apt description, if I may say so. Pint as I can't upvote twice.

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Windows 10 Start menu replacements shifting like hot cakes

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Trollface

Re: Hardly surprising

To have it all dropped like a turd once out of fashion?

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Sysadmin ignores 25 THOUSAND patches, among other sins

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Meanwhile

That ancient Netware 3.11 box is still humming away in a cupboard!

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Ashley Madison spam starts, as leak linked to first suicide

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Hello - good evening

& welcome to Blackmail! yes, its the game where you can play with yourself and to start tonights show lets see our first contestant from Manchester...

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Amazon to trash Flash, as browsers walk away

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Good

Time that banks were banned from using it as well, should know better.

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Twenty years since Windows 95, and we still love our Start buttons

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Re: Turbo-blast from the past

Yes, it slowed the system down for compatibility with older games which ran too fast as clock speeds increased.

Not sure about the 'Turbo' name tho

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Get whimsical and win a Western Digital Black 6TB hard drive

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OK

Earth to Microsoft... This ones big enough.

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

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Take time to flush through...

Somewhat apt comment for a turd of an OS W8 was

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More UK broadband for bumpkins, but have-nots still ain’t happy

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Meanwhile

In very rural France

7.8 Mb/s down / 0.72 on the up & will be upgraded to fibre in the not so distant future

Its a shame BT cant just get on with the job & replace the old cables as the cost of patching must be excessive.

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

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Trollface

Yet another unfinished product

Never mind, it will all be fixed in the next release?

oops.

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Microsoft co-founder recovers ship's bell of 'The Mighty Hood'

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Re: LDS

Hi,

A ship's bell has a special meaning for sailors. In some ways, it impersonates the ship herself. It's far more than just a piece of metal to be shown in a museum.

Correct - (I am retired RN submariner )

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Death to DRM, we'll kill it in a decade, chants EFF

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Re: People slowly realise how much of a problem it is

"Who thinks of region coding toner?"

should be put against a wall and shot

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

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Re: I'm sure for many of us…

Sounds good,

But what took you so long?

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MORE Windows 10 bugs! Too many Start menu apps BREAK it

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Re: I have 600

Perhaps it's a hang up from the days of '640Kb ought to be enough for anybody' ?

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Microsoft suspends Windows 10 new-build downloads ahead of launch

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Trollface

Re: Now that's what I call a dead parrot.

He's pining, pining for the fjords

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

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Re: So this is in fact Windows 9 then?

"Nonono! Windows 9 is/was much better - no known bugs whatsoever!"

That'll be the vapourare version then?

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Cyber poltergeist threat discovered in Internet of Stuff hubs

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But

I don't think they could hack our Rayburn

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Microsoft rushes out latest Windows 10 build. 300 fixes? Pff, whatever

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Only yesterday was it? El reg was trumpeting Microsofts bull shit that Windows 10 was free of defects, I thought, hmm give it a week or two but nay the very next day here we go really its still a complete bag o shite.

Not used this dreadful OS since 2006 and dont miss it one bit

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From Manchester to Microsoft – missing mum :-(

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Re: Flay Otters

"Besides, isn't driving around our fabulous network of squiggly roads one of life's great pleasures?"

Yes, when there is tarmac to drive on as opposed to pot holes so numerous they resemble a lunar surface.

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Revealed: The AMAZING technology behind Apple's $1299 Retina MacBooks – a lot of glue

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Re: "Sir Jony's juice"

Yes, it does

I thinks its called 'restrictive practise' & only good for Apples bulging coffers & not at all good for the environment.

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Ford: Our latest car gizmo will CHOKE OFF your FUEL if you're speeding

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Re: You misread the continental speed limit

France also, 130 dry / 110 wet on the peage here.

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'Hi, I'm from Microsoft and I am GOING TO KILL YOU'

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Pint

Re: It had to come

Excellent, well done to her!

pint from me, draught sherry perhaps? it is Friday

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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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Pint

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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