Re: Another Windows 10 fiasco!
But did her bum look big in that?
4532 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009
But did her bum look big in that?
"Can somebody please get this screaming bitch off my arse?"
Nothing so interesting. Those are manufacturing codenames. The release names are almost certainly Lumia 950 (for Talkman) and Lumia 950XL (for Cityman).
>Whoa there, Hedy!
You forgot rustlers, cut throats, murderers, bounty hunters, desperados, mugs, pugs, thugs, nitwits, halfwits, dimwits, vipers, snipers, con men, Indian agents, Mexican bandits, muggers, buggerers, bushwhackers, hornswogglers, horse thieves, bull dykes, train robbers, bank robbers, ass-kickers, shit-kickers and Methodists.
> Really? Did the start of a long recession just before the smoking ban started have nothing to do with falling pub attendance
Historically pub profits rise during any given recession. So probably yes, the long recession had nothing to do with pubs starting to fail.
> I bet Jezza C would reverse this ridiculous nonsense... no.. wait... oh.
Clarkson? He'd make it mandatory.
Locally some oil's have been shown by trading standards to contain quite high concentrations of ethylene gycol I personally would rather that wasnt being blown in my face
1. Antifreeze and/or cheap white whine? You snob.
2. Oils See me after class.
> Let's not forget even if it's nothing but nicotine and water, it can still cause harm.
Nicotene (by itself) is not carcinogenic and water is water.
Quick! Call Ian McShane!
> How about- "Don't shit in the well!"
I realize you're being a dick about this purely because it's Bill Gates and if was anyone else except Steve Ballmer you'd probably love it, but let's assume you;re not just trolling and answer the question.
What we're looking at is called an upstream village problem. You live in a village by a river. You have close neighbours downstream; they are even probably related to you. Either way, they know you and where you live and you are a very short walk away from them. You probably don't shit in the river because you'd make them ill, which a) would be bad for them and b) because there are always consequences would also be bad for you. Especially if they outnumber you.
However, the village downstream is three days away by foot and donkey and nobody you know has even been there so everyone shits in the river just past your village because fuck those guys.
This is called "reality". It has problems which some people are trying to solve. I approve of them solving those problems. You seem to prefer to just shit in the metaphorical well.
A standard part of a middle class British lifestyle in the 1960s would be ice forming on the inside of the bedroom window overnight.
Pretty standard part of a tenant farmer's lifestyle right up until 2003 when the landlords decided to sell out from under him and finally put in heating beyond two open fires downstairs to sweeten the deal.
The thing about a 14th century listed farmhouse is, none of the windows or doors fit and you can't replace them with ones that do. I recognize the impending danger of a Four Yorkshiremen thread (as stated above) but when I was a kid, the ice formed on the eiderdown. Getting out of bed sounded like jumping on a big bag of crisps.
I note your penguin icon.
I hope your research usually goes a little deeper than wikipedia if you're using that commercially.
Short version - "we're going to do everything Google does except read your email".
Better or worse?
Are you suggesting that Motorola's WiFi and cellular patents are frivolous? Because a whole lot of RnD begs to differ. Those are FRAND patents because they are essential.
Just trying to charge one company more than another company to use them is a massive dick move as the court agrees.
> Just about the only thing I gathered after reading it was, as El Reg says in the standfirst, that they think The Donald is an asshole.
Points deducted for stating the obvious, then?
"Rich Farmer"? East Anglian detected.
Also, I noted this little gem from the article -
One is called Traffic Jam Assistant, which, at speeds below 37mph, uses the adaptive cruise control and a camera to keep the car in lane and at a fixed space behind the vehicle ahead
About an inch a half, right? It's an Audi, after all.
I don't have a Surface, hplasm. The directors here have them but I am merely a lowly tech arch, I do not merit such toys.
And how does pointing out that picking on a new guy is an asshole thing to do make me anyone's poodle?
So... his opinion is irrelevant if he signed up 9 weeks ago?
Are you perhaps suggesting that he signed up 9 weeks ago purely in order to post good things about Windows 10, perhaps for some kind of financial reward? If so the poem about the Hobbit game isn't exactly high productivity, is it Hans 1?
Basically, what the fuck is your problem Hans 1? Did somebody not join in with hating what you hate? Are you feeling self-doubt? Or are you just a dick?
9 grand for a Mk2? The Mk1 Lotus GT edition, maybe but a Mk2? My grandparents had one. It was shit.
> Sorry Microsoft, this ship has sailed.
People here have been crying the same tune since WinXP launched. "lol fisher price, I'll never use it". They always do.
Forgive me if I disbelieve you the same way I disbelieve the rest of them.
> But from what I can see from the literature available, it's hard to know whether this release is a hit or a miss.
Honestly I think that's because a) this release isn't complete yet and b) the Reg seems to be gunning for MS recently (probably to please its idiot commentariat). Compare, for example, Andrew Orlowski's review on the Register to... well, practically anyone else's. Engadget's is a bit gushing but Peter Bright's on Ars Technica is far more sensible and reasoned (and still overall approving).
Win10 has rough edges at the moment (no pun intended). I've been asked by a few people whether they should upgrade and in every case (except for the developer and the syadmin who I gave a straight "yes, do it now, you need to learn this shit"), my advice has been "yes. But leave it until around Hallowe'en."
Because by then Edge should support AdBlock, NoScript and Ghostery, the dodgy bits should be sorted out and all necessary workarounds (for anything, we don't know yet) will be well documented. But if you don't need to upgrade, leave it until end of October/beginning of November. Patience will be of benefit to you.
> Yeah, like the on-by-default sending your browsing history to Microsoft, it's aimed at the unsuspecting majority.
I'm guessing you either don't use or don't understand Chrome then.
I don't think anyone had to do it.
Also implies linux fanboys have only just started hating when a quick look at the Reg's comment forums and anything on Slashdot indicates that the hate has never really stopped since about 1996.
(Which is, interestingly enough, about the time I built my first linux box. Now that was driver hell).
A "normal" user will wait for Win10 to automagically update.
The command line is for those of us who know how to use it.
That's a good question!
According to Wireshark (which really does get uglier by the iteration), Win10 is not sending keystrokes to Microsoft except for anything typed into the Search/Cortana box.
> Anything like MacOS Timemachine built in or available that can be recommended to civilian users?
Yup, it has the same (or similar, I haven't checked the backups for differences so maybe an algorithm has changed, who knows) invisible incremental file backup as Win8.x
> I've just checked my old Linux machine, which is donkeys years old. It appears that has multiple desktops too.
It probably has a media player too and you know what? Windows had one before any linux distro. Does this mean that linux should not have bothered to implement a media player? Your logic could use some work.
Short version - just because a feature exists in a different OS doesn't mean it's a bad feature.
And yes, the release copy of Win10 I've been testing this morning was indeed free, your concern is noted, now go away.
It still does windowing. Even metro apps now run in windows.
Why are you complaining when you have literally no idea what you're talking about?
That was Orlowski writing a crowd-pleaser (around here, anyway) based on a 6-week old version.
You need an account to synchronize across several machines or indeed, to buy Store apps.
> That's fine. Just hope it doesn't gobble up your licence to go back to windows 7
First thing I tested this morning.
Answer? No, it doesn't. Your license still activates Windows 7 after upgrade use both from in-place upgrade and ISO installation.
In case anyone actually says this stuff for realz, you can always just open an elevated command prompt and type
That should trigger the update.
Or of course, you can download the ISOs so many commentards told us would not be available.
Then you can do a clean install and proceed to hate it for not being something else from there.
Performance and multiple desktops mostly, in my experience.
And while there seems to be widespread distaste for having a Microsoft account (it's odd how there is no such distaste for a Google account or an Apple account, isn't it?), the synchronization over multiple machines is worthwhile as is the fact that a Universal app, once "owned" by the account, can be installed on anything else the user owns without extra cost.
> So you are just a rabid fanboy then ?
If you're defending a false story out of Microsoft-hate, it's more likely that you're the rabid fanboy.
Android's okay albeit roughly as secure as first release of Windows ME with no corporate firewall, and roughly as stable.
My issue is that the story is wrong.
I do not work for Microsoft or any company or entity affiliated with them. And calling somebody a shill is against the house rules.
The launcher is nothing like Windows Phone. And none of the panels do anything similar to Windows Phone.
So yeah, nice fun snarky article, lol M$ makes Windoze for SuperDuperInfallibleWonderfulAndroid except wrong on pretty much every count.
Maybe if the author had actually used a Windows Phone.....
> If you use a mouse this takes a very very very very very long time to scroll that far to the right
Your mouse has no scrollwheel?
Another interesting and non-controversial article?
You're mellowing, Tim. Careful now.
Oh, are we on Register time again? This story would have been current on Sunday morning. Possibly.
These days it's mostly fixed. And there's a tool you can use to stop any specific device's drivers from auto-installing.
This information will be downvoted by people who really really want Windows 10 to fail.
> and those tend to be the kind who are on the autistic spectrum who like numbers and focus on them no matter what.
Wait, hold on... I'm pretty much self-taught in maths because our primary school just let us work through a book and take the next one. I had no idea I was doing the A Level syllabus at 11 because how would I possibly know?
I resent the implication that I have some form of mental disability just because you think Maths is hard.
"Oh, you learned maths despite your teacher not understanding it? So you're some kind of fucking Aspie, right?"
Actually, no. I learned English too. Some kids don't need hand-holding.
RAID isn't backup.
Hey Al, an interview I read around release time claimed that MS involvement had basically enforced a "no shitware" rule on HP. If true, that must be quite an achievement given the usual 20GB worth of nagging crap that they like to excrete onto your hard-drive.
Is it true?
The usual answer is not to use those directories.
You can redirect "Documents" and the various media "libraries". That's probably all you need to do.
This author's last missive - the one where the NSPCC claim that 101 nonces jailed is 2 per day over a year - shows form for simply regurgitating press releases.
I wouldn't hold your breath waiting.
Oh look, Vans, extremely shabby cargo pants and... smart shirt?
In my defence it's because I've put in a lot of gym time recently and eaten a lot of protein so all my tshirts are now too small. New ones will happen on pay day.
And now some simple bugger is going to tell me I should buy XXL tshirts anyway - I did. The issue is finding even bigger ones. The UK is not great for ogre-sized individuals.