* Posts by hplasm

4146 posts • joined 10 Jul 2009

Microsoft: You liked Windows 10 so much, you'll get 2 more in 2017

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Re: Ample is as good as a feast

"It just works."

Only just - until the next 'update'.

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The developer died 14 years ago, here's a print out of his source code

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Re: "Windows 7! in 2016!"

Probably an upgrade exercise.

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Private moonshot gets the green light from US authorities

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Re: Which moon

"anybody got any high resolution stills (down to the sq cm) of the sea of tranquility?"

Yes. Apollo 11.

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Re: Is it just me?

I wondered this, but it's possible that they want to poke a hole in the sky over the US, hence the FAA 'approval'- just like the one LOHAN is still waiting for...

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Virgin signs up record ultrafast broadband subs

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Re: Great news,,,,

"So how much of the Fibre network and IP backbone was laid when it was a public utility?"

So how much public broadband subsidy have BT squandered on sport tv?

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Kazakhstan accused of hacking journos, activists by EFF

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Begun,

these potassium wars have...

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Microsoft extends bug bounty to cover Edge remote code exec

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Re: Pay is still way too cheap to do Microsoft's job for them

They are definitely going to have to pay out, so why would they offer more?

As another Commentard rightly says- "It is known."

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Re: Pay is still way too cheap to do Microsoft's job for them

"And we'll keep watching you being forced to resign in disgrace..."

If only!

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PC pioneer Gary Kildall's unpublished memoir revealed

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Re: "to pen" is not a verb

Verbing nouns weirds language!

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Microsoft has stopped cutting sales fees for resellers? Yep

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Someone noticed...

"Wait- we pay them so we can sell their stuff???"

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West country cops ponder appearance of 40 dead pigeons on A35

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Re: Pigeon flash mobs

In a bag? Must be the rain...

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Re: Come on El reg! Just confess!

"We all knows that it's the Vulture Squadron's doing."

A Dastardly deed indeed!

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Cray profits literally go up in smoke after electrical incident

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Joke

It's not an easy smell to get rid of.

1. Get jetwash

2. Fill with bleach and lavender

3. ----

4. Install Magic Tree (TM)

5. Profit!

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Electrical Smoke Event?

"It blew up and stopped working..."

Magic smoke escaped.

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HMRC's IR35 tweaks have 90% of UK's IT contractors up in arms

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Re: James Avon Clyde (Lord Clyde) said it best

Tony- have an Internet!

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Re: Why only IT?

What, only tax stupid people*?

Should have said- Stop extra-taxing smart people**

*Some might say only stupid people pay tax... usually smart, expensive accountants.

**HMRC seem to make the distinction. A contract plumber, accountant or ball-kicker isn't subject to IR35, but 'Because IT' seems to be a magic 'Pay More' reason. The same Tax-Reduction methods are available to all (Dividends, etc) but only IT workers have to jump though the hoops.

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Why only IT?

How about MPs, footballers, etc. Lots more juicy tax there.

Stop taxing smart people.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update: This design needs a dictator

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Re: Windows Version Numbers

"And nobody asks about Windows, we just like to break 'em."

In Soviet Redmond, Windows breaks itself.

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Jovian moon Io loses its atmosphere every day

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By Jove!

It's cold out, Io!

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Microsoft takes five months to replace broken patch

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Re: This is why Windows is no longer viable.

"Meanwhile, I can't recommend"- installing windows 10 SAAS-lite

That was what was said, not dump Windows. Although that is probably best, where and if you can- while you can.

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Windows 10: Happy with Anniversary Update?

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Re: Bashing a machine with a spinning disk in it is definitely not a good cause of action

"Yeah, but bashing a Windows machine with a spinning disc is highly cathartic..."

Particularly if you use Hypno-disc!

http://robotwars.wikia.com/wiki/Hypno-Disc

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Bla bla bla

"...They don't need it, there's no point, hard drives are fast enough with enough cache that it doesn't make any performance difference...."

You are a Windows Kernel Developer and I claim my Five Pounds.

Also: Whoosh!

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Re: Don't care!

"Well whoop de shit for you...."

Another satisfied MS user said today.

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Holmes

Well done for trying to find the good points of Win10.

Pity they are so few, if any.

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Sky fibre down at breakfast-time across the nation

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Re: Och aye, but...

"London, Manchester, Birmingham, Dudley, Nottingham, Glasgow, Liverpool, Coventry, Sheffield and Leeds."

Everybody talk about- Pop Music!

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Big Brother

May Box install.

BT- complete.

Sky- underway.

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Windows 10 still free, even the Anniversary Update, if you're crass

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Re: Where is the option...

"Not quite how I'd describe the average AutoCAD user. What you got against engineers?"

Ones that WANT to use Windows? Take their spanners away!

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Floods hit India's IT hubs, wash away some credibility

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Re: what they've outsourced is completely out of their control

Cloud vs Outsource?

When Outsource goes down, something bad is happening somewhere.

When Cloud goes down, something bad is happening Everywhere.

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Microsoft grabs employment guns, aims at British sales units

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Is that a leak-

In the good ship MS?

rats.rats swimming about...

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'LulzSec leader Aush0k' found to be naughty boy not worthy of jail

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Re: "these changes have broad bi-partisan support."

"You're a bujnot"

isn't that an Australian animal?

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My Microsoft Office 365 woes: Constant crashes, malware macros – and settings from Hell

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Re: all those dumb "smart quotes."

"I'm not a frigging novelist, I write code."

Use an editor then, not a WP?

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UK govt to launch a tech creche for military-focused startups

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Giant Airships!

That is all.

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Windows 10 Pro Anniversary Update tweaked to stop you disabling app promos

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Re: "PROfessional" or "PROsumer"?

Ballmer said linux was cancer.

It seems that Win10 is Zika, as it causes brain shrinkage.

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They say you get what you pay for.

It seems that MS's new model is 'You get what we want you to pay for.'

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Microsoft axes 2,850 more Windows Phone, sales staff – a week after Justin Timberlake sang on stage for them

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Re: MARKETING

Which explains the shoddy performance!

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Re: Also a name change-

For many, but a decreasing number, Linux is an unknown option.

For many, but an increasing number, MS is a known -to be getting worse- option.

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Also a name change-

From 'WinPho' to 'LosePho'.

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Milk IN the teapot: Innovation or abomination?

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No milk-?

That is fine (and good) for those forrinn teas! Not for a proppa cuppa.

Apply the teats!

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New US spy satellite in orbit

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Re: Geostationary?

Trumpwatch- just in case...

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Cyberpunks might not be crooks but they're really very rude

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El Eg

The larval form of El Regg?

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Cortana expelled from Windows 10's new school editions

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Re: Welcome to the brave new world of SAAS

"That already happens..." if you have a VW.

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Re: Bah!

I'd go with Umbongo- they use it in the Congo....

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Church organist nabbed for playing glory hole in excelsis

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Need I say anything...?

"...my love of playing organ music and giving my gift back to God"

Ohhh God!!

fnarr!!

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Microsoft stops to smell the roses, creates the Shazam of flowers

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Worth it-

To hear Cortana sing- "Daisy, Daiiisyyy...give...mee...youuurrr..aaaannnsseerrrr,,doooooo....."

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The very latest on the DNC email conspiracy. Which conspiracy? All of them, of course!

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Re: Enjoyed it

Also +1 Intenet for the term 'goat rodeo'.

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Alleged hacker Lauri Love will learn his fate in September, says judge

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Re: WTF?

"So, a "medical" history in which he admits he is just completely unable to act in a sociably-acceptable manner? Great, let him plead insanity and lock him in a padded room for the rest of his life"

So Mr Pot- you want a cellmate? Meet Mr Kettle.

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Free Windows 10 upgrade: Time is running out – should you do it?

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Oh and where has safe mode gone ?

It's not safe- not secure.

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Re: yes i saw the icon, but still

"I think you need to recalibrate your notions of slavery."

When MS recalibrate their notions of 'upgrading'...

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Re: Why has there never been a reasonably priced upgrade path from Home to Pro?

Or get a pimp?

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I don't like Mondays, Pokemon, Twitter or Facebook – Sir Bob Geldof

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Angry young man

becomes moaning old fart.

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