* Posts by hplasm

3074 posts • joined 10 Jul 2009

Microsoft to Windows 10 consumers: You'll get updates LIKE IT or NOT

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Re: Seems reasonable

"IT illiterate children...where are they?..."

In schools only teaching from the MS bible.

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Run Windows 10 on your existing PC you say, Microsoft? Hmmm.

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Re: Ha

"How are the screen drivers for Linux? Drivers for obscure peripherals?"

Better than the MS non-provided ones, I'll wager.

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Microsoft nixes A-V updates for XP, exposes 180 MEEELLION luddites

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Re: "We strongly recommend that you complete your migration to a supported operating system"

"Not sure why "Apple or Linux" provoke the frown - I regularly use both and find both to be very good."

They're not blackmailware. People who have paid the protection money already are bitter.

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HP won't ship PCs with Windows 10 preinstalled until mid-August

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Re: Fragmented

"Don't forget the gamers."

Don't worry, they'll remind us themselves.

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Microsoft's Surface Hub mega-slab DELAYED 'cause you demanded it

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Re: They're mad

"All I know is, the board are impressed by the level of after-sales service."

'The Board' are probably impressed by shiny powerpoints.

Nobody gives a fuck, how many fucks you give.

Just keep on buying the bloatware.

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Re: They're mad

Lenovo and Dell probably throw away more laptops for quality control failures than there are Surface customers, or ever will be.

Probably not what you wanted to hear.

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Re: They're mad

"I didn't even get started on after sales and service."

Neither do MS.

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Sixty-five THOUSAND Range Rovers recalled over DOOR software glitch

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Door software...

See icon.

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On yer bike: Hammerhead satnav for cyclists – just don't look down

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Idea!

"I'd love to have one of these hammerhead gadgets for my motorcycle..."

Drop them a line- it sounds like a good idea for v1.1

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Microsoft starts switching on paid Wi-Fi service with latest Windows 10 preview

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Re: Feaping Creaturitus

"I installed Win10 on a touchscreen AIO once, it was deeply unstable with a development environment on it, I rolled back to Win8.1."

I rest my case.

Win 10 definitely must be much worse than everyone is saying...

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Re: Feaping Creaturitus

"Wrongly pointing out shitness in a thing that's not what you like..."

Ah- so you admit the shitness? Even your Fanboiness is slipping. Win 10 must be much worse than everyone is saying...

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Re: Feaping Creaturitus

Pointing out shitness is the opposite of fanboiness.

Your blinkers are blocking your view.

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The END of WINDOWS EVERYWHERE! Is that really what Nadella wants?

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Re: Hang on.

"A Ford or a BMW? You choose."

Or the Trabant - Like you say- no credible opposition- from WP.

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NASA chooses ace SPACE PILOTS who'll take the USA back into manned flight

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Putin Time!

This summer! Two for One Space Launch! Much Cheapness! Book Now!!!!!

Limited Spaces available

May explode.

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PLUTO: The FINAL FRONTIER – best image yet of remote, icy dwarf planet REVEALED

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Oh dear-

They'll see the Apollo 'Moon' film stage!

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We tried using Windows 10 for real work and ... oh, the horror

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"Not sure what all the complaints are about."

That's because your PC is a toy.

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Not a fanboy, but...

...getting there.

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Re: Want the normal start menu...

And if you want a Peugeot 206, take any small crappy car, and get an elephant to sit on it.

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Re: Re Odd Number Versions

"Are you sure that's not Star Trek you're thinking of?"

ALL versions of Windows are clunkers. Until just before the next one comes out. Funny, that.

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Re: Well,it floated my boat....

"I'm out scouring more rubbish skips for a Windows-7 or -8 licence sticker before July 28..."

Just wait- you'll get the Win 10 iso soon- in AOL disc like piles, probably.

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Chromecast gains wired Ethernet dongle

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Re:ain't got the grunt

The tablet's lack of voom is irrelevant to the content- it just points the Chromecast at the source, makes the introductions and then leaves it to them to play nice with each other. You can turn the initiating device off then if you want- but good luck in halting the stream if you do...

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Microsoft SLASHES 7,800 bods, BURNS $7.6bn off books in Nokia adjustment

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Re: That Reminds Me

"It's not far from becoming Microsoft's next billion-dollar business unit."

But as yet it's close to becoming Microsoft's next billion-dollar storage unit.

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'Real' vampires reluctant to 'come out of the coffin' to social workers – barmy prof

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Paris Hilton

"D J Williams describes his interests as including "deviant leisure, forensic leisure science..."

That is- doing weird stuff, and also sniffing the seat afterwards?

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DOUGHNUT (donut?) and whale FOUND ON PLUTO

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Excellent.

Gnome planet encounter- it's been a long time coming, and excitement is at Xmas levels!

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Bloodthirsty Microsoft prepares for imminent 'major' job cuts

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"When will MS stop flushing monopoly cash down the toilet"

They do say "Follow the money", in this case, they are going down the drain after it!

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Dormant ALIEN SLIME LIFE frozen in SPEEDING comet will AWAKEN - boffins

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Re: Wait...I'm seen the film Species...

Aye Sir! - Er, is that from our orbit, their orbit, or some other orbit? Targeting computer's a bit fussy...

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Re: This whole panspermia idea...

"I think life is created inside stars."

It's life, Nom, but not as we know it.

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Re: This whole panspermia idea...

"Life almost certainly evolved on earth."

Ah- you're confusing and conflating 'started' and 'evolved' Even the godsquads get a look-in on that error..

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Export control laws force student to censor infosec research

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Re: Security by Obscurity wins out again,

"We would be better off restricting ^H^H^H^H^H encouraging the export of mentally retarded law makers..."

Surely...

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Another day, ANOTHER Windows 10 build for us Insiders

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Special???

"... Surely most visitors will know what an ISO file is, and what to do with it?"

If they are that desperate, perhaps not...

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Re: Microsoft Wi-Fi

"... the Skype brand."

isn't that doomed by Murdoch Inc?

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Looking forward to getting Windows 10 the day it ships? Yeah, about that...

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Re: Be the first in your street to own Windows 10!

...so get it now, and get the arrows in your front!

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Azure Australia went TITSUP for about seven hours

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Well...

Azure IS the colour of a sky without clouds in it...

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

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Re: Dear Microsoft

"When you are dammed if you do and dammed if you don't, maybe you should just do what you think is best..."

i.e. Go to Hell, Microsoft?

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Re: Old is new

" when the glitter wears off and they discover the chocolate inner..."

...is brown, but isn't chocolate...

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Re: How can this be?

"You apparently have the same broken Caps Lock key problem as Eadon..."

Probably a Win 10 significant_unknown_error

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Rise of the Machines: ROBOT KILLS MAN at Volkswagen plant

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Re: Tasteless

I find your username alarming...

/pot

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Windows 7 and 8.1 market share surge, XP falls behind OS X

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Re: " the number "9" stands for hardship and suffering in some Asian cultures"

As does the word "Microsoft" in many Western ones.

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Linux Mint 17.2: If only all penguinista desktops were done this way

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Re: Goodness.

If Windows 10 gets anything near this positive a review on ANY tech site next month - bias or not I'll show your arse in ASDA.

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"...the penguins who flood every article about windows"

Have probably used and suffered Windows.

Still a good satire though...

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Microsoft: This Windows 10 build has 'NO significant known issues'

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Re: Hallelujah - File Explorer's file path limit is not 256 any more !

"Microsoft Stool"

Is that the internal codename for Win 10, like "Longhorn" etc?

I like it!

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Re: Hallelujah - File Explorer's file path limit is not 256 any more !

"That path length is substantially more than required to give a seperate folder to every atom in the universe..."

What!? Just one...? Not very far thinking, that.

edit:- What!? Just one universe...? Not very far thinking, that either!.

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Universal Credit white elephant needs 'urgent breakthrough' says MP

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So many white elphants in Whitehall now.

An ivory sale could cancel the national debt.

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Windows 10 is due in one month: Will it be ready?

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Re: Linux on the Desktop "just works"? .

"I understand the things I use all the time and thus can easily get them working to my satisfaction."

Not a Win 10 user, then?

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QOTW right here!

"I wouldn't trust Microsoft's updates as far as I could spit a lightly fried stoat in a bun..."

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" Why would you even be remotely interested in reading a Windows 10 thread?"

Apple aren't staging a 'queue round the block' release for their zombie crew at the moment.

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Abort, abort! Metal-on-metal VIOLENCE as Google's robo-car nearly CRASHES

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Re: Road Network (LACP)

Use full duplex- "where we;re going, we don't need lanes!" at least no more than one, for both directions ...

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Re: Highly suprising

Even the automated Audi dosn't have working indicators. Bet the factory just leaves the unused wiring out now to save money...

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Microsoft's new mission statement: It's all about doing MAGICAL THINGS

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Re: We came in peace for all mankind.....

"We stand in awe of what humans dare to achieve"

We have the gall to charge you for this pile of glittercaque, and we dare you to buy it!

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Microsoft's magic hurts: Nadella signals 'tough choices' on the way

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Re: Old rant...

"Microsoft: Do One Thing Well."

Yes they do. Take money for old rope.

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