* Posts by dogged

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Exchange Server 2016 will be mostly Cloud Exchange ported back on-premises

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> new REST-based APIs for Mail, Calendar, and Contacts

That might actually be useful.

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In some ways, dating apps are the anti-internet

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Yeah, but he was just showing off to get laid.

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> Im puzzled by this logic. Every time a man has sex with a woman, a woman has sex with a man. So women shag around just as much. QED.

You're confusing the total number of acts with the total number of participants. Elementary logical failure.

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But women will educate us in what works and once the lesson sinks in that asking 50 random strangers “Hi, wanna jiggy?” doesn't actually work, then our approaches will be tamed down to those that do work.

Except that it almost certainly will work, provided the asker is prepared to continue asking different individuals and not be disheartened by the massed rejections.

I refer Tim to the concept of Broadcast spawning as an analogy and also this classic from Kevin Bloody Wilson (lyrics NSFW - use headphones and try not to snort tea).

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Android lands on Microsoft's money-machine island fortress

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Re: Missing some points

> Known, yes. Easy, no. For a start, it means a complete hardware refresh because the hardware capable of running XP will barely run 8.1, if at all.

citation needed.

Remember we're talking about embedded custom images here.

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Not always. linux took a long time to get up to the level of stability it enjoys now and buying support in the past was.... not trivial. Or safe, particularly.

And the reason DOS became huge in the first place is that it was cheap.

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wha?

XP Embedded (which most ATMs run) is still supported. Certainly beyond next year.

Also to quote the article - "in come imporved security"(sic). Yeah. Secure Android. Right. Are they going to secure Windows ME while they're about it? I'll believe "imporved" though.

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Lib Dem manifesto: Spook slapdown, ban on teen-repelling Mosquitos

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Lot of downvotes here - are you saying that single transferable vote would NOT have led to the LibDems being a minority partner in every future government forever, or are you saying that you actually want that?

No snark here, it's a genuine question.

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> if they had convinced the British public to vote in favour of the single transferable vote referendum it would have been worth it for them because it meant that every single future government would contain the Lib Dems. Forever.

Fixed that for you. Luckily, the British people don't want the LibDems in government forever. Or the SNP. Or UKIP.

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WHAT did GOOGLE do SO WRONG to get a slapping from the EU?

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The fun bit is waiting for some fandroids to come along and tell us that even though the FTC internally found Google guilty on all counts, they are still clearly innocent because nobody makes McDonalds sell Burger King burgers or some other nonsensical drivel.

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Bulgarian Bill Gates blagger busted, banged up, again: report

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Windows

Maybe I'll look into it then.

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I'm not about to faff around composing posts in Fiddler, so never mind.

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How did you use the old icon?

I've particularly been missing the "Death of the Reg" icon.

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EU says dominant Google ILLEGALLY FIDDLES search results

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McDonald's business is selling burgers. Google's business is selling you to advertizerssupplying search results.

The EU are not saying the Google should be supplying DuckDuckGo results along with their own.

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Re: @dz 015

> And what would Apple have a de facto monopoly on (aside from expensive phones and now watches)?

They had a de facto monopoly in the form of iTunes, which they then illegally leveraged into a mobile phone business and a tablet business. But that horse bolted long ago - too late now.

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17 Carnations, The Art of Creative Thinking and Last Night on Earth

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Re: Windsors?

No, he means the Windsors. George V changed the name by decree.

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Life after Nokia: Microsoft Lumia 640 budget WinPho blower

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Re: why

> Why would I want a 120 landfill windows phone that has no apps and costs £60 a year after year one (in addition to mobile contracts of course)

What? It costs £120. Unlocked. You own it from that point and put whatever SIM you want in there (or none).

Where does the £60/year come from? You don't have to renew Office 365.

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Re: I don't want.

Google fanboy references "microsofts mighty ad machine".

Film at 11.

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This open-source personal crypto-key vault wants two things: To make the web safer ... and your donations

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Opt-In

perhaps massive cowards (see above) should be able to opt-in to mass surveillance from GCHQ while those of us who can do maths and realize that we are more likely to be hit by a meteorite twice in an hour than get killed by a terrorist crack on with our lives.

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Re: And how long...

You could beat them to it by donating.

I have.

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Radio 4 and Dr K on programming languages: Full of Java Kool-Aid

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Re: "soi-disant"?

> The vast majority of Java runs on servers, where “write once, run anywhere” is in fact slightly less of a joke.

Fixed.

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Re: "soi-disant"?

I think there's a difference between Gamergate and calling someone a female Stephen Fry - ie, an ignorant enthusiast.

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Fancy a wristjob from Tim Cook? TOUGH LUCK, you CAN'T HAVE ONE

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Gorilla?

No thanks, those gorillas are too strong. Try one of these baboons, They're milder.

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Fraudsters target Nazi Android malware at Russian bank customers

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Re: Fifth Reich?

> Did I miss the Fourth Reich?

I don't know. Probably not if you're Greek.

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Lib Dems wheel out Digital Rights Bill pledge as election sweetener

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Re: WTF is a digital sphere?

it's a topological extension of the information superhighway.

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Wanna run Windows 10 Preview on your Lumia? Of course you do. Now 33 mobes supported

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Re: My 625 is ready

I wouldn't. It's buggy and known to be so. If you don't use the handset as your primary then okay but this isn't "daily driver" material yet by a long way.

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Microsoft's top legal eagle: US cannot ignore foreign privacy laws

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> Do you really think it's a moral decision on Microsoft's part?

Nope. I think they're pushing privacy as a brand-differentiation, a USP to make customers go with them over, for example, Google. The big G is not so much about privacy, except their own.

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Wi-Fi hotspots can put iPhones into ETERNAL super slow-mo

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WTF?

Re: I don't really have much sympathy for people who fall for such tricks

So overclocking isn't a thing after all, then?

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My favourite was the "waterproof" poster.

https://i.imgur.com/0Fp11mg.jpg

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Apple Watch: We ROUNDUP the ROUNDUPS. Yes, Roundup-squared

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Re: can't resist

I was thinking more along the lines of -

"We live in a world of marvels and no mistaking it. Oh, some lugubrious fuddy-duddies will always cast swine before pearls, value chaff over wheat and verily render from Caesar what should remain unrendered and that's up to them, my loves, for we few, we happy few, we band of wristband wranglers have been granted joy. Sumptuous joy. Delicious joy. Scrumptulicious joylode as the late Stanley Unwin might have sagaciously opined.

To touch, to stroke, to force-fondle a sparkling glow of machined elysium on the hairy Tartarus of one's clumsy wrist, a joint of little desire, a mere link 'twixt arm and hand without charm or sexuality rendered glorious at one stroke, for stroke it you will.

It is beautiful, this thing. It links to ones iPhone, itself a thing of utter erotic gorgeousness, and it has a battery in it, which is splendid. And even as you caress the Watch (a mere "w" is insufficient, the mighty "W" barely suffices as Sir Jony Ive so rightly decided) so it caresses you back. One caress, two buzzes three throbs.

My wrist throbs for me, and, dear reader, we shall all in turn throb for our wrists".

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I think we've been downvoted by Stephen Fry.

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Re: Wristjob

My watch is also a Fossil.

Preferred name for this thing is definitely a "jazzbangle" although I don't know why either - it's just a really good word.

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Lewis, could you invite Stephen Fry to review it for the Reg?

Because, y'know, funny.

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Eyes on the prize: Ten 23-24-inch monitors for under £150

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Don't you need a TV license for that?

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Speaking of which, the review is sadly silent in which of these (if any) will pivot.

I too used to go for vertical space but eventually spent some tax-deductible capital expense on an Asus PG278Q ROG Swift 27" which at 1440p and 27" doesn't need to pivot.

It does pivot, of course, and at that price you'd bloody hope so too. It just doesn't need to.

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Daniel Radcliffe to feature in GTA biopic flick. Well, it's work at least

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I saw that short series with Radcliffe and Jon Hamm and was pleasantly surprised to find that both are actually excellent actors.

So this may be worth watching.

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El Reg offers you the chance to become a Master Investor – for free

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Re: Fail to see the link

Oh, you do NOT get to blame Simon Weston for the failure of his superior officers.

Tell me you didn't go there.

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Re: @ dogged

I make no judgements on the type of audience or even Farage himself - I'm just pointing out that he is likely to alienate more prospective applicants than he will attract.

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You could probably increase applications by removing the Farage paragraph.

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Microsoft uses Windows Update to force Windows 10 ads onto older PCs

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Re: Strange

Nobody likes unwanted ads (if that's what this really is).

However, sneaking Win10 onto home users' machines for free would probably be a benefit to everybody.

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Google: Give us cash or we'll poke YouTube ads into your eyeballs

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I'd pay that, too but only if they also implemented SSL.

Because 2015 people, ffs.

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Bad news everyone: Cybercrime is getting even easier

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> And yet some of us still manage to keep our operations running and malware free as far as we know

Fixed that for you.

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Operation Redstone: Microsoft preps double Windows update in 2016

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Re: Why?

Then I expect the poster is from the future since nobody knows what changes these patch releases will make and nobody will know until a little while before they are released.

If he is indeed from the future then I apologize for my sarcasm. If not, he should maybe stop complaining about things that haven't even happened yet.

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Re: Subscription model?

there isn't going to be a subscription model.

Honestly, this is becoming boring. No subscription model. It's patches, service packs and Windows Update.

I am quite amused by the way the prospect is always yelled most loudly by those who take a pride in having nothing to do with Windows anyway presumably in the hope of frightening some gullible idiots into following their lead. This has the obvious benefit that they could then have a bigger market share and thus not have to hope nobody mentions it when they tell you that Blackberry and Windows Phone are useless and crap and evil because they have no market share.

It might take the edge off all that shilling for Chromebooks.

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Re: Why?

You don't.

You don't need any revisions at all. Don't upgrade! Upgrades are evil and they mean change and change is always bad. There are no such things as beneficial patches or zero-day flaws or security updates or stability updates. None of those actually exist.

Disable Windows Update. Switch off Windows Defender. Uninstall your AV. Switch off your firewall.

Never update. Never patch. Never upgrade. Because you don't need to because you are just so much BETTER than that!

forfucksweetsakesomanyretards

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Playing by stealth: Twelve gaming headsets to plonk on your noggin

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But if it sounds good, that's okay, right?

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You. FTC. Get over here. Google is INVADING our children's MINDS – anti-ad campaigners

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Re: A Clockwork YouTube

I'll do that, too.

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EE springs Wi-Fi phone calls on not-spot sufferers, Tube riders

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Short version (as most of us know) is that EE + Village == "No signal".

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Don't be stiffed by spies, stand up to Uncle Sam with your proud d**k pics – says Snowden

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Re: Last Week Tonight on You Tube

da da da da DAA da-da-daaa

(which my head still internally sings as "now it's time for Morecambe and Wise")

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