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* Posts by Pete

39 posts • joined 24 May 2007

Google throws secret auto-updater to open sorcerers

Pete
Black Helicopters

So uninstall it?

Its right there in Add/Remove Programs.

Of course, you've still got to go picking through your hard drive and startup to delete the files that are left behind to stop them running, but its by no means an essential program to have running. None of the Google apps (Google Earth, Picasa and Chrome (last time I tried it anyway)) complain about its absence or lack functionality.

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Linux chief calls for FAT-free Microsoft diet

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Stop

Re: FAT and BLOAT

Keep FAT on these devices, theres no way i'm adding BLOAT to my windows system to read some other obscure lunix file system.

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Stallman warns open-sourcers on Javascript-browser trap

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If i dont have to pay to use it

Its free. What more do you want?

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Blu-ray Disc added to UK shopping basket

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Stop

re: Ron Hughes

I know at least 10 people with blu-ray players. Let me guess, you're one of the supporters of the other lesser format? Or one of the blind people who can't tell the difference between DVD and blu-ray.

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BBC mobile gets pimped

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Stop

But

I'm happy with the regular BBC layout on my phone, it looks fine using Opera. The mobile version just hides the features of the 'real' pages making it harder to find what you want.

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Channel 4 fails to open archives to Mac, Linux fans

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lol

Sod all you linux zealots

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Conficker gets upgraded with defenses

Pete
Pirate

Symantec

It's nice to hear Symantec are working towards a fix for this scumware, but why is their antivirus software so terrible these days?

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Microsoft prods and probes Office 14

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Office for life

Well, at least for as long as i can get genuine a copy of office enterprise for a tenner through work anyway.

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iPlayer chief pushes tiered charging for ISPs

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Stop

Hahah, no.

I don't think so. I already pay out my arse for a 20mbit connection, why should I pay more?

At least I can get it through the cable telly for free (at the moment).

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Firm touts anti-radiation chip for phones

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Sounds like crap

Surely all this does is attenuate the signal a little and reduce the signal strength? Wrapping your phone in tin-foil probably works just as well for a fraction of the price.

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Tron sequel already in production

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I knew

That recording of the comic con trailer has been around for ages.

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Safari 3.2 update leaves Mac fanboys' balls in a spin

Pete
Jobs Horns

But but but

I thought Mac's didnt crash? That was the one of the slogans on the wall the last time I went past one of their stores

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Hotmail users bitch and moan about new interface

Pete
Stop

They changed it?

Been using Hotmail through Outlook for years, I've not logged into the real site for just as long,

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OpenOffice 3.0 - the only option for masochistic Linux users

Pete
Gates Halo

Ugh

Took one look at that arsing about with the command line and said "no".

Thankfully I can get a copy of MS Office Enterprise 2007 for a tenner through work.

I'll stick with the industry standard thanks, and not some ropey half arsed office clone.

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Sky channels return to cable

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Sky coming back?

I never really noticed they disappeared. Pretty much anything worth watching was available elsewhere.

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MS: Xbox will not go Blu

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Flame

1080p unnoticable?

If you truly truly believe that, I recommend you get your eyes tested.

Even on my 24" monitor hooked on my PC the difference is outstanding.

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Apple channels Pandora with iTunes 8

Pete
Black Helicopters

At least theres one good thing with V8

They've given us an uninstall option for Mobileme.

It would've been even nicer to be asked if you wanted it installed, but that isn't the Apple way, is it...

(Uninstalling Mobileme and Bonjour are the first things on my list after installing iTunes)

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PC Gamers get Bill of Rights

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Stop

@ alistair millington

Steam works fine, theres nothing wrong with it. If you'd bothered to read the instructions you might've discovered that you don't need an internet connection to play any of the games and they can be played offline just fine.

So before you bash a platform, get your facts right.

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MS beefs up WinXP Pro's anti-piracy nagware

Pete
Gates Halo

Linux Sucks, Windows forever.

People are pirating XP and not using Linux because well, Linux is rubbish.

Awful software, awful hardware compatability, awful usability.... just awful.

Most people, me included, just want an OS that works and offers decent software to use. Linux offers neither of these. Last time I tried to install Ubuntu my network card didnt work, I had no acceleration on my video card and playing video was an utter nightmare.

I fixed the network card issues (two lines were the wrong way around in some conf file) after a couple of hours of googling, I still can't get the video card drivers to play happy and the shitty software situation will never improve.

I went back to Windows and got some work done.

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Asus' own Eee-beater spied on web

Pete
Gates Halo

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh

Oh no boo hoo it comes with Vista installed.

Big deal, install XP or Lunix if you're a nerd. If you care enough to hate Vista you'll certainly have the technical ability to do the job I'm sure.

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A third of Vista PCs downgraded to XP

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Downgraded myself recently

Downgraded my sister's laptop to XP from Vista recently, everyone who uses it is much happier now it runs at a reasonable pace.

As for the number of people who downgraded to a flavour of Linux from Vista, i'll put money on it being less than 1%.

I'm hearing the Windows Server 2K8 argument touted a lot, but it seems that by the time you've made the 'tweaks' to make it a usable desktop OS you've basically converted it into Vista. Why bother?

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Pope apologises for Apple's MobileMe sins

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Joke

Kenny's post

WAS A JOKE

Some of you people really need to get a sense of humour.

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World's first Blu-ray record pressing

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Flame

The Point

They need to put all those different formats on the disc, lossless or not, as there will be an audiophile somewhere that swears on his mother's grave that he can hear the difference between them.

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PS3 owners game iPlayer

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It doesnt work that well

The full screen player doesn't work (The PS3 complains it has ran out of memory) and the audio soon loses sync with the picture in the normal player.

Poo.

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SETI@home needs You!

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Go

BOINC

Works just fine for me and has done since the early beta days. I think someone needs to troubleshoot their PC's hardware a little better.

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Sears admits to joining spyware biz

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@Anonymous Coward

Take your Mac/Linux zealotry elsewhere. Noone cares!

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Burma hits satellite TV where it hurts

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@sam

Its trivially easy to block other radio stations by jamming the frequency with your own broadcast. You don't have to take their radios, just broadcast what you want over the top. To be honest it wouldnt surprise me if theyre already doing just that.

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Virgin Media network collapses nationwide

Pete

Fine here

I'm in the north west and I didnt get so much as the tiniest interruption in service. In fact, I took the opportunity to download those Linux ISOs i'd been meaning to get hold of faster than I'd ever done before on a Sunday evening :)

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Virgin Media eases off bandwidth throttling

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I get 20Mbit easily

... Off peak anyway. And I don't believe for one second that it only applies to the top 5% of people, I download bugger all compared to some people (i've seen figures of 1TB+ a month from some, I don't manage that in a whole year) but I still get capped come 3GB and 4PM when I do feel the need to stretch my downloading legs.

The new caps don't sound like easing off at all, I don't think anyone will be fooled by this announcement.

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Nokia N95 update speeds apps with virtual memory

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Beware!

Just finished updating my N95 and now the poxy Content Copier crashes at anywhere between 55-88% when trying to restore the backup I took immediately before the upgrade.... Not impressed Nokia!

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IBM to shove ads onto DVDs

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Pirate

Not that it would matter....

I'm sure it would take a matter of minutes to make a copy with all the adverts stripped out anyway...

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BT offers £1K for Wi-Fi application

Pete
IT Angle

Re: Bloody obvious!

I'm pretty sure the N95 can do all those already

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Mobile TV to reach 120 million users by 2012: report

Pete

I'm sure by 2012...

... If you wanted to watch TV on your mobile, chipsets for receiving normal freeview will be small and efficient enough to integrate into a phone.

Of course, this will probably never happen, because why then would we pay the networks for the privilege of receiving DVB-H broadcasts?

And I would use 3G if the price for data wasn't the obscene price it is, £2/MB on O2.

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Egg.com server cracks

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RE: Colin M Fitzgerald

Egg's website works just fine with Opera and has done for years, maybe you should try that if you want an alternative to IE?

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Halo 3 hits one million pre-orders

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Halo 2 on PC

Will install on XP, it doesn't need DX10 to play. If you want multiplayer however, thats where you will need Vista. But there are plenty of other, better multiplayer games on the PC anyway so I don't know why you'd bother anyway.

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Paris Hilton says jail term has changed her

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Please stop...

This is an IT news site, not Heat magazine.

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Tiscali TV reaches for Sky channels

Pete

Still happy with Virgin...

...Still not missing Sky One.

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Paris Hilton dereassigned back to jail

Pete

Its a funny story but

Can we leave the entertainment news to the tabloid press and keep El Reg on topic with tech news please?

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Competition Commission to probe Sky's ITV buy

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See if I care

As a Virgin Media customer, I couldn't care less if Sky bought out ITV and made it Sky exclusive. I haven't missed Sky One/News/etc one bit and I won't miss ITV if it goes.

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