* Posts by N2

960 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009

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The case for ethical ad-blocking

N2

When is ad-blocking ethical?

100% of the time IMO as I dont want dross I'll never buy shoved in my face - if I go to a site that wants me to switch off Adblock, it gets dumped immediately.

Sites excersice little control over who ultimately uses their advertising space, the BBC et all spewing malware in the form of ransomeware being a typical example.

So they can all Foxtrott Oscar.

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Microsoft rethinks the Windows application platform one more time

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Re: What a clusterfuck

"Doesn't matter, being smarter than you your customers have decided to leave you behind asap."

ASAP? about 10 years ago for me.

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Doom is BOOM! BOOM! BACK!

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Theres nothing quite like it

Been playing Doom since it first came out in 1993 ish, when it would run quite respectably on a 386

I still play it on my old iPhone 3 & was searching to see if there were any updates available when I saw this article.

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Come on kids, let's go play in the abandoned nuclear power station

N2

Im sure the powers that be will come up with a suitably long list of excuses, including:

"We don't have the expertise" Failing to recognise the Royal Naval nuclear power progamme with a wealth of expertise in operation, construstion & repairing pressurised water reactors over many years.

Takes aim at foot...

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Microsoft patent filing confirms existence of 3D Jedi gesture phone

N2
Trollface

Looks like

They are bang up to date using their old Internet Explorer logo

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Your anger is our energy, says Microsoft as it fixes Surface

N2

Youre anger is our energy?

"We love our Surface customers"?

What a load of dung.

Just fix your crappy stuff, stop using Joe Public as alpha testers & stop spying on people for starters

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Under-fire Apple backs down, crafts new iOS to kill security safeguard

N2

Much as I like Apple products

The company seems to act like a pack of complete bastards.

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Send tortuous stand-up ‘nine-thirty’ meetings back to the dark ages

N2

Meeting

Ive arranged a meeting at 09.30 the pompous voice on the telephone declared...

Fine, but you'll be on your own.

Whys that then? - Cos I wont be there.

You are over 2 hours drive from me, if you want to meet at 09.30 you're most welcome to come here, otherwise I can do 11.00.

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Microsoft showers Office 365 sellers with gold in Google snub

N2

Golden showers?

From Microsoft?

Yes, I can imagine what sort they might be...

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Windows 10 will now automatically download and install on PCs

N2

To get people off from older OSs onto more modern and secure versions like Windows 10 is good for all of us.

You either work for Microsoft or are a complete knob

That is all

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Land Rover Defender dies: Production finally halted by EU rules

N2

Just

Tell the EU beauocratic seat polishers to fuck off & mind there own business, the only restrictions required is on their own emissions, preferably reduced to zero.

Moving house from Brussels to Strabourgh every frikkin month then mankin about something good thats British? Jesus talk about pot, kettle & black.

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'Printer Ready'. Er… you actually want to print? What, right now?

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Re: Office Space

PC load letter = Paper Cassette load letter,

Perhaps your were in short trousers when the LaserJet III hit the shelves :D

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Someone please rid me of this turbulent Windows 10 Store

N2

Re: Search

Yep,

Search with bing usually returns acres of useless guff wheras Google just returns what you need

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N2

Re: What went wrong?

Occasionally waking up, make wild and uncoordinated moves and statements, then collapse in a pile again is not a strategy. It is what homeless drunks do.

Thats a very apt description of Microsofts strategy over the last 20 years, are you on the board then?

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Meh

Search

Not really a Microsoft thing is it?

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Outage outrage: Banks need clear targets for improving IT systems

N2

IT expertise in the boardroom?

Youre 'aving a larf there.

Usually, IT falls under the financal director who knows the price of everything & the value of nothing

Spend the afternoon speccing out a new what ever it is & within 10 mintes Finance tear it to bits because its too much of their money, yes they spend it like its their own & come up with a crap alternative that costs a few hundred quid less with the lifespan & reliability of an anorexic Mayfly.

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UK police have 43 separate IT systems and it's putting you at risk

N2

Yet another opportunity

For waistlines of those at Crapita to expand to the size of Mr Creosote & the proprietor of 'The Ivy' to order a new Porsche somethog or other...

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Microsoft: We’ve taken down the botnets. Europol: Would Sir like a kill switch, too?

N2

Pot Kettle Black

How about taking down your own bot net thats ramming Windows 10 down everyones throat & spying on those who have installed it?

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Microsoft herds biz users to Windows 10 by denying support for Win 7 and 8 on new CPUs

N2

Am I missing something?

Its something to do with

Horse, water & drink

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Apple evacuates European HQ after bomb threat

N2
Trollface

Just like their software...

No army bomb disposal team had been called to the scene.

We have a problem but were not going to do anything about it

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No escape: Microsoft injects 'Get Windows 10' nagware into biz PCs

N2

After the disaster that Vista, 8 & 8.1 were, I thought Id give Windows 7 a chance as it sounded OK - ish.

But if Microsoft is going to ram 10 down my throat they can Fuck Off.

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A third of UK.gov big projects will fail in next five years, warns NAO

N2
Trollface

Seems optimistic to me

I thought the failure rate was 100%

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Surface Pro 4: Will you go the F**K to SLEEP?

N2

"I’d hold off until the bugs are addressed"

That made me smile.

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Cryptowall 4.0: Update makes world's worst ransomware worse still

N2

Re: Hunt the bastards down and publicly execute them

"All Daily Mail"

But sir, there is not one 'Soar', 'Plunge' or 'Plummet' in the text - yet.

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Ransomware scammers: Won’t pay? We'll put your data on the internet

N2

Hello, thank you...

Hello good evening and welcome, to BLACKMAIL!

Yes, it's another edition of the game in which you can play with *yourself*. And to start tonight's show, let's see our first contestant, all the way from Manchester, on the big screen please:

MRS. BETTY TEAL! - Hello, Mrs. Teal, lovely to have you on the show. Now Mrs. Teal, if you're looking in tonight, this is for 15 pounds: and is to stop us from revealing the name of your LOVER IN BOULTON!

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Tardy TalkTalk advertised for a new infosec officer 1 week ago

N2

Big deal

You simply can't change a history of instituional carelessness in a week, a year maybe.

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TalkTalk: Hackers may have nicked personal, banking info on 4 million Brits

N2

Oh dear

Bit of a dildo there Mr Harding?

I take it you will assume full responsibility for clearing up the mess an ensuring the neccessary actions regarding fraud protection put in place for your soon to be ex customers?

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Windows 10 out, users happy, PCs upgraded, my work here is done – says Microsoft OS chief

N2

once Windows 10 has completely rolling out?

dosnt make sense

Do you mean - once Windows 10 is completely rolled out

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Microsoft offers to PAY YOU to trade in your old computer for a Windows 10 device

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But

My old computer is only 8 years old and works perfectly well, thank you.

Why would I want your spyware riddled dung heap in exchange, even if you paid me full price for it?

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It's 2015 and a text file can hack your Apple Watch. IS THIS THE FUTURE YOU WANTED?

N2

Fools and their money...

Easily parted,

Crap security aside, you have to charge this thing up at night?

Im sticking with my 20 odd year old tick tock thank you

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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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Sysadmin ignores 25 THOUSAND patches, among other sins

N2

Meanwhile

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

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Amazon to trash Flash, as browsers walk away

N2

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

N2

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

N2

OK

Earth to Microsoft... This ones big enough.

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

N2

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

N2

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?

N2
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'

N2

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

N2

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

N2

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

N2

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

N2
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

N2

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

N2

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

N2

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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