* Posts by dogged

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Testing Windows 10 on Surface 3: Perfect combo or buggy embuggerance?

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Re: This is getting silly

> Do Microsoft really not get that the Start Screen (tablet) and the Start Menu (desktop) do not have to be mutually exclusive?

Of course they do, hence the Continuum thing.

It just needs kicking into shape.

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Intel inside: Six of the best affordable PC laptops

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Re: Ermm summat wrong with UK pricing

Here that would have cost £710. Plus 20% VAT.

Dollars are entirely equal to pounds if you're a PC manufacturer, apparently.

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Re: Offtopic...

Thinkpads have physical buttons.

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Re: Is it me or is it 2008?

> Hardly Retina/Pixel is it?

No, I'd say it predates that kind of marketing drivel. But you carry on, AC. Dead Steve Jobs will reward you in Apple Heaven.

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It's 2015 and Microsoft has figured out anything can break Windows

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Re: Rewrite!

I see you once posted something that didn't tell people to use linux (which you insist on capitalizing, for some reason) but it was only drivel about Internet of Toasters.

Can we have that /ignore button now please, @gazthejourno?

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Re: @Dcotor Syntax

> Enjoy your malware infestations.

I am a debian user, for preference. However, I'm also a professional developer/architect and I (currently and frequently) use Windows for work and this has taught me in several painful and non-painful lessons that a well-secured Windows system is as secure as a well-secured linux system and that a poorly secured linux system is only more secure than a poorly secured Windows system because Windows has a larger predator population.

The short version is that you are wrong, and while you continue to be partisan about operating systems (operating systems?!? ffs how sad is that? Tribalism over preferred window launcher? Even football supporters make more sense) you will remain both wrong and deliberately stupid.

I can abide natural stupidity but deliberate stupidity is unforgivable.

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Re: Rewrite!

> I am an IT professional with a career that spans 37 years of experience.

In that case, thank you for posting. It's okay, we understand all this stuff and it's bound to happen sometimes - some days are better than others, right? Even Terry Pratchett himself suffered from your embuggerance and I for one will support your right to die as you choose.

Or you're 14 and you made that up. Seriously, if you started in 1978 you'd have a better clue.

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@Dcotor Syntax

He's probably recently emerged from Eadon having grown from a tumour.

Let's all just let it go.

Honestly, this is the kind of dickwad commenting we get on the Reg these days. Article about MS producing a new thing to find and destroy malware? Quick, log on, suggest they burn their entire business, write a new OS based on a kernel they have ~(little) in-house expertise with and then confidently declare that this would be more more secure?!?

The depressing part is that this kind of disconnection from reality is so common around here and it's purely limited to frothing linux fanboys of little experience and almost no technical ability.

Nobody jumps onto Red Hat or ubuntu threads and suggests they pack it all in and use OSX.

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Re: Just Use Linux

Very few people do online banking through their dishwasher.

Please, just stop. You're not helping your case at all.

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Re: Just Use Linux

> Of course it is vulnerable but FAR less and with the correct configuration almost impervious!

Try a thought experiment for a moment. Assume that every single Windows desktop and server in the world magically became a linux desktop or server last night. Assume all Windows software - including Office, java and Flash - were migrated along with the OS.

Now tell me, what is every single malware author in the world doing right this second?

Yeah.

Now go away.

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Re: Just Use Linux

>> Assumes linux is invulnerable to malware.

moron detected. opinion dismissed.

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Cortana threatens to blow away ESC key

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Re: OK can I just explain Cortana to a few people...

> But since Tosh are including a button to *summon* it, the interface is obviously not as slick as ... "Cortana, you're always turned on so why have I had to press your buttons?"

Because no manufacturer ever decided to add pointless buttons to an otherwise usable keyboard, right?

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BlackBerry ponders putting Android on future mobes

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Re: hah hah

To be fair, it works out pretty well for Google.

Nobody else, though.

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Re: striking while the irons hot!

> BB are doing exactly what nokia SHOULD have done when they instead chose to go with Microsoft.

Giving up and handing the mobile market to Samsung?

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Apple to tailor Swift into fully open-source language – for Linux, too

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No it doesn't.

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Also, you'd have lock Oracle in there too, and Larry Ellison bites.

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Re: microsoft

> ...could have had this, if they had done mre than copying java

C# is objectively (no pun intended) well ahead of Java in terms of feature completeness and has been for years. Dynamics, generics, Java only just got lambda expressions for Christ's sake.

I'll agree that the concept is similar but Hjelsberg's execution is far, far better than Gosling's.

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.net code compiles to MSIL which in turn compiles to native using JIT.

Short version is that it does, but no "vm" is required to run it, only the compiled assemblies it references.

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Unlike such languages as [...] C#, which execute in virtual machine runtimes

Oh look, accuracy in journalism. Not.

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Vintage Ask toolbar is malware – and we'll kill Jeeves, says Microsoft

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Re: It's a useful metric

You mean like this?

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Future Range Rovers will report pot-holes directly to councils

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Re: What a great idea

Unless it also paints cocks around the potholes.

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Women are fleeing from the digital sector, reckons UK.gov report

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The only possible solution is that all women are forced to work in IT. No woman should be permitted to choose any other career and it is irrelevant whether or not they actually like IT or have any desire to learn the skills or be interested in the concepts. Mandatory. All women. Until this disgusting situation is dealt with.

Also darts. Women are horrendously under-represented in professional top tier darts and therefore all women will now be forced, by law, to play darts at least five times a week or face a custodial sentence in a special darts training centre.

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Microsoft to Linux users: Explain yourself

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Re: A bit late, Microsoft

Yeah, but that's users. Technology isn't their job. It's our job.

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Screw you, Apple! We're still making phones no one wants – Samsung

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Re: Samsung Crapware

> If they weren't crap everyone would want one.

Okay then. Macs are crap, linux is crap, McDonald's is the best restaurant in the world.

Market share is seldom an indication of quality.

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Re: Samsung Crapware

I think you'd have to define how they're crap before you can state it as fact.

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Re: Samsung Crapware

Or a crap free Blackberry. Or something running Sailfish. Or a Windows phone. Those (from experience) do come with some crapware but it's all removable exactly the same way any other app is removable.

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Competition risk? BT faces rigorous frisking over £12.5bn EE takeover bid

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Re: @dogged

I think if you don't reject third-party cookies, you need to wise up.

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Channel Reg is a hideous abomination that should be merged into the main site. It's ugly, it's clunky, it requires a separate login and it's generally unnecessary.

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How is it a threat to the mobile market when BT have (effectively) no mobile service?

Don't get me wrong, I'm not boosting for BT or EE here, I just don't see the threat (in the mobile market).

Now, 3 eating O2 is a definite threat to competition. Alas, I do hope that one goes ahead but only because I'm with O2 and Three's network is far better in my home area (in that Three's actually works and O2's doesn't. At all. Damn them and their shitty TuGo app that also doesn't work).

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Corporate cuddle: USTR linked arms with industry in TPP negotiations

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The EFF has put an archive of the e-mails here.

Where?

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Brit plods' post-TETRA radio omnishambles comes home to roost

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> providing he doesn't fall over.

Hey. We're called "Scaleybacks" for a reason.

(Even though nobody's quite certain what that reason is. The lead-acid battery fable is often suggested though).

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Shouty investor Elliot trains guns on Samsung merger

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Does Elliot also own a stake in LG?

Just askin'

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What's broken in this week's build of Windows 10? Installing it, for one

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Re: This is what's known as a show stopper

Quite a bit since less than 20% of testers experience this "show-stopper".

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Ed Snowden should be pardoned, thunders Amnesty Int'l

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Re: @Boltar

So he committed a crime because he can't prove he didn't?

I don't like your idea of justice.

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He should not be pardoned but only because by any rational measure, he has not committed any crime.

It is the duty of just men to disobey unjust laws.

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Why did Snowden swipe 900k+ US DoD files? (Or so Uncle Sam claims)

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Re: I know I'm in a minority on here

Terrible. How dare he expose the fact that spy agencies are illegally monitoring their own countries, allies and frequently sexual partners too?

Is that a hanging offence? Oh wait, the USA. Yeah, probably lethal injection.

I think we should also shoot everyone at Wikileaks for noting that the TTIP exists and everyone at the Register for reporting it. And then everyone who read it, including me. Because information is important, governments are always moral and right and you totally can stop knowledge getting around by killing lots of people in the Age of the Internet.

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Windows 8.1 market share grows, Windows 7 slips, Windows 10 lurks

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Re: Perhaps people have realised...

We're on 8.1 at work simply because the multi-monitor support is so much better.

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Spaniards get that cinking feeling

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Re: Cinc

But could be descriptive of an episode involving failure to "think".

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Dotcom keeps assets, for now

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Re: Who's dictionary are they using?

Exactly. The NZ court appears to agree that it's hard to be a "fugitive" from somewhere you've never actually been.

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Gamers! Yes, gamers – they'll rescue our streaming Fire TV box, hopes Amazon

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how frigging much?!?

PlayStation Now's package is either $19.99 a month for access to all games or $6.99 a week for one.

Fuck right off, Sony.

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Sysadmins rebel over GUI-free install for Windows Server 2016

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Listening to commentards on the Reg might not be healthy either.

Also, "definitely" from the root "finite".

Have some pedantry.

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It's FREE WINDOWS 10 time: 29 July is D-Day, yells Microsoft

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Re: Windows 10?

Oh look, my downvoter is back! Thanks. My posts were looking a bit naked without your endless scorched-earth policy on downvoting literally everything I ever say.

"prick" icon, please.

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Re: Windows 10?

While that's true, it's Microsoft's fault (specifically the marketing department,as usual).

They could have just called 2K NT5 (which is what it actually was) and avoided all those issues.

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What an eyeful: Apple's cut price 27in iMac with Retina Display

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Re: Good idea

Can't you even swap out the spinning disks for an SSD?

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Windows 10 upgrade ADWARE forces its way on to Windows 7 and 8.1

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Re: Can i ask, how much

Multiple exclamation marks or question marks denote "imbecile" so I ignored your question. If it was one.

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Fanbois designing Windows 10 – where's it going to end?

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Re: A novel idea?

> How about just making it user configurable and let us have the choice for how we want our own desktops? Even down to the manga wallpaper... :)

Andrew somehow neglected to mention that in fact, it is user configurable.

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Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV: The new common-as-muck hybrid

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Re: Curious about break lights

> I think you mean a BMW.

Actually no. The only thing worse than a BMW driver is an aspiring BMW driver who is training via an Audi.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (of the net). Make your vote count

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David Cameron.

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