* Posts by illiad

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Surface Book nightmare: Microsoft won't fix 'Sleep of Death' bug

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and YOU are a fool for using MS crap... I have worked on PCs for 30 YEARS, and NEVER trusted 'sleep' - ONLY bought from good supplier like DELL, Tosh, etc...

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The Windows Phone story: From hope to dusty abandonware

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you will have to explain.....

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Re: @ac

IF they had made the GUI like apple or android or ???

y'know small icons, with a pretty picture behind it, make a 'floating picture' one that can be re-sized, with the small icons round it????

then it would have 'taken off'....

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Re: Told you

"This is a Core i5 4200, 16Gb RAM, and SSD - by no means a powerhouse, but "should" allow me to do basic browsing FFS ... with Windows 10, that is not enough ... YMMV."

well I would ask what other programs are running in the background... use msconfig.exe to cut them down...

I hope you are not using the *Microsoft* browser... get something faster, 64bit version of chrome or palemoon...

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and google chrome laptops are already 'replacing the PC'... even the latest android will have re sizable windows and different user accounts...

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Re: What do I replace my Lumia 1020 with?

put this on an android!!! :)

https://play.google.com/store/search?q=Win%2010%20Launch&c=apps&hl=en_GB

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The GOOD news!!!

http://company.nokia.com/en/news/press-releases/2016/05/18/nokia-signs-strategic-brand-and-intellectual-property-licensing-agreement-enabling-hmd-global-to-create-new-generation-of-nokia-branded-mobile-phones-and-tablets

chance of some good things happening, but is it too late????

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Kill Flash now? Chrome may be about to do just that

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Re: Flash in Windows 8/10 @Andy Non

yes, BUT what if websites NEED FLASH???? the BBC still needs it, but Apple must be paying them something so that it does not need flash??? YES, I once 'spoofed' Firefox the look like Ipad, and HTML5 worked!!! :) but then they changed it, does not work any more...

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IE and Graphics head Microsoft's Patch Tuesday critical list

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Re: Not worth the risk ages ago..

I have almost NEVER updated ANY copy of windows I have installed many times...

basic rules..

DO NOT USE IE or outlook!

Use win7 64bit ( you would be surprised how many old PCs can use it!! and there is NO way I know that can find out, except for installing win7 64 bit.... :p Yes, geeks, I know..... read my reasons...

Use either chrome 64bit or PaleMoon 64 bit (this is built on firefox V24, and made for people who just want the INTERNET, and do not want silly features that devs and geeks want!!!)

If all you want is to show of how fast , new, , and flashy it is, you know where to go... :) :)

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Ad-blocker blocking websites face legal peril at hands of privacy bods

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Re: One way online advertising might change?

the problem is the dumb Mule lovers... (hey, its a SIMILE, girls! look it up!!!!)

the devs say..

"NO! That is how I can afford my rent, the cheques from googladsservices... I dont CARE if the same one is used to stop ads on pron or malware!!!"

BUT the main problem is * the whole fffin world!* - If it was THAT easy, flash would be a bad memory...

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Re: 'Wired' does this.

sooooo many drone on, forgetting that it is MOSTLY googles fault for monetising it for lazy people!!!

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Re: Publishers could simply

they must be more observant in Portugal, where that film/programme ends, and goes to ads.. after the ads, the credits come up! :D

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well, admen make lots of money from ads in newspapers, etc... EVEN the FREE ones! how does THAT work??

The admen have already made many enemies, how will they get people to *believe* they will NEVER go back to animated noisy ads???

The biggest problem is many use 'googleadservices' (yes, even theregister!!) to provide their ads - so you are stuck with one bad apple making the *whole* bunch bad... Its not 'theregister' that has done it, but 'dubious site' that got awful ads on its site...

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Re: @FF22 no one pays attention to them??

LOLOL the dream of an ad man...

stop spending lots of cash on fancy actors and animation, do it straight, like virgin..

I've got 200 Mb/s.... get it now!!! :) they many have limited coverage, yes, but they DO NOT have BT's stupidity keeping them down!

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Re: snooping my machine

there is always paranoia.... LOLOL

you forget there are legions of hackers out there, selling 'anti-ad' stuff, laughing at you....

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Re: @FF22 no one pays attention to them??

Ha HA Ha... have you ever noticed a very good ad on tv, BUT cannot remember WHAT is was advertising????

what ever ads are for, how many actually USE them???

If companies pay for static ads, that is the only way they get used - the website can pay for its stuff, but it is up to the reader, whether he does ANYTHING...

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'Bring back xHamster', North Carolina smut watchers grumble

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Re: Detail? your measurements are wrong.. :)

On most 6 foot people, 120cm is above waist height!!

this article show its is more like 6 inches (around 12 CM )

http://www.buzzfeed.com/robinedds/i-can-see-you

and if you are spooked about seeing someone peeing, you have not seen a lot of urinals!! :O

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/0f/Stainless_steel_urinal.jpg

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The future of Firefox is … Chrome

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Re: Choice

The BIG problem is Classic Theme Restorer does NOT do it ALL... I have tried, with 4 or 5 EXTRA ADDONS to try to bring back the old look & feel...

go ahead compare it to FF V28.. Latest FF, Plus tons off addon bloat, etc, etc...

WHY leave V28??

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How Remix's Android will eat the world

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Re: if you can imagine it, then it's inevitable

"If it exists, someone's made a porn of it." - it is just not 'available'... :P

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Dear Windows, OS X folks: Update Flash now. Or kill it. Killing it works

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why does an OS allow it???

Simple. companies with LOTS of money and investments, *blindly* going with the 'industry standard' ..

(clueless MGR : "Its adobe, they are a big company working with MS for YEARS, why would I get *anything* that *MS* does not use????" "Linux??? WHY would I get that, ALL our budgets are spent on MS support!" )

webdevs have all their support, paid for by MGR, to do fancy looking pages with ADOBE..

Likewise clueless users... they can just about install windows, dont realise the default is 'administrator'...

Many dont know what things are , quite often it's NOT 'the blue thingy' due to it being modified by their ISP... :(

At least BBC is *starting* its HTML5 project..

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Microsoft drives an Edge between Adobe and the web: Flash ads blocked

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TL DR.... I have heard that BBC has got a BETA HTML5 addon... so something is happening!!! :)

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Adobe preps emergency Flash patch for bug hackers are exploiting

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Re: It would be nice to bury Flash, but...

I dunno about XP, but.. Firefox on Win7 will easily do HTML5 in youtube - tho you may need an extension..

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yes, pdf readers are available from OTHER people, just search.. :)

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Re: Flash Flushed

If you have apple, the HTML5 works on BBC... but NOT on PC!!! I wonder how much cash apple is paying them???

Ah, read about the beta... :) BBC!!! how about shouting about it a bit???

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Mud sticks: Microsoft, Windows 10 and reputational damage

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Re: Windows 8, Windows 10......that's not the problem here....

Amiga and Atari stopped about 20 years ago... and I dont see apple **computer** users complaining about upgrades... :P

It is NOT the 'upgrade' that is forced, but the download is done 'in secret', pretending to be 'an important windows update' that is accepted by most people for security reasons...

When this 'update' is around 4 GIGABYTE, it causes further complaints, due to their download limit being only 1 GIG!!

If MS had just advertised it to 'download for free', there would have not been much fuss..

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Re: Don't blame users for the UI

trying to make the SAME OS run on BOTH a phone and a PC with a giant screen???

thoroughly stoopid idea...

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Microsoft will rest its jackboot on Windows 7, 8.1's throat on new Intel CPUs in 2018 – not 2017

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Re: M$

and...Unix is NOT Linux???? :P

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Hey Windows 10, weren't you supposed to help PC sales?

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It HAS NOT worked, due to the shambolic way MS has handled it...

Shoving a half complete OS onto windows update, causing shocks and lost files, to say nothing about a 'simple windows update' taking hours to complete, it then does a restart, taking another hour, then says, resources incompatible' and proceeds to 'restore to last system' taking another few hours!

(Personally experienced, on an old laptop, that most 'low income' people use!!!)

And how about the poor guys, using a *limited download* dongle on their PC to save money due to low income??? - they are very hapy with the limit, they dont do that much internet...

- then windows starts doing 'update' of 2 or 3 GIG!!! (user thinks it is just update, not whole OS!!) -

- He gets back to PC, finding he has run out of downloads... >:(

IF MS had just released a Disc with it on, it may have been received better.... :/

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Re: My next machine will be a desktop.

If you want a good **powerful** desktop, DO NOT go thinkpad, lenovo, or ANY 'ready made' PC..... those are made to a price, NOT a spec..

It is VERY simple to 'make your own' PC.. some web companies will even build it FOR you, to parts you have selected from their website!!

overclockers.co.uk got me a 3Ghz I5 with all the extras for half the price of most shop bought ones!! :)

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Everything bad in the world can be traced to crap Wi-Fi

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Re: Wi-fi kills Google Maps on Android

Its a common to have 'issues' with android gmaps... I use 'locus free' for general maps, but It seems google feeds its 'simpler' maps to other apps that need a map... just search 'GPS' on Gplay store.. :)

Also 'buschecker' and cell signal checkers - 'open signal' and 'network cell'

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Re: free wifi that requires passwords ?

"Just stop your phone from trying to connect to any open wifi network"

DO tell us HOW... :)

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Coding is more important than Shakespeare, says VC living in self-contained universe

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No, you could say acting (mostly Shakespeare, of course!) is good training for young minds, it forces them to adapt to strange cultures, and odd ways of talking or speaking...

Just the way you adapt your English phraseology into programming phraseology... BUT Shakespeare is a lot more understandable and interesting! once you have mastered iambic pentameter, coding becomes a lot easier!!! :D

go on, google it.. :P :)

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TLDR...

learning Shakespeare is just an example - I'll bet there are plenty of millionaires who got rich by writing plays, working in plays, and then went on to be famous actors... they just don't shout about it, and moan why others don't do it... :)

Adam sadler a millionare?? $300 mill..

http://www.imdb.com/list/ls051663142/

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AdBlock Plus, websites draft peace deal so ads can bypass blockade

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BluRay Discs CAN be hacked(some much easier than DVDS!!) - But it is still about the only place you can get TRUE HD!! NO bandwidth limiting, NO ads, No problem for those rich enough to afford it...:/

Studios ALWAYS talk 'protection' even back when they thought 3D would be the future...

some exhibitor even GAVE a BluRay to a 'random person' (confident it could not be cracked) and 30 mins later they were given it back, WITH 2 copies.. LOLOLOL..

so it continues.. desperately selling the earth... must get more popcorn... :)

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Huh, there is just TOO much pron, and no on to afford 'protecting' it...

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I do believe that has already happened.. they found that no-one went back, so they had to stop doing it...

The same with copy protection too, many found it too obstructive, even to a *paying* user, meaning they almost sold nothing... even with high levels of piracy, user loyalty still meant the game earned plenty of money... :)

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Re: Illegal? HUH!

Yeah if you have to pay for your online news, WHY do you HAVE to go there??

There are plenty of FREE news pages, from the bbc upwards...

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blockers ... could be illegal

LOLOL.. so is drinking when drunk, copying discs, downloading albums, etc, etc...

BUT HOW can they stop it... too many hackers, officials have NO CLUE!!

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Re: "my sites are all perfectly usable in lynx."

youtube and many others WILL use HTML5 - you have to patch a bit, to make sure it will do so, You do not need to remove flash in case odd sites (like BBC on PC! ) need it :)

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Re: This is getting dumb now. no you are..

LEARN how to use to adblockplus.org - subscribe to fanboy.co.nz lists... use element hider.. add your own filters!!

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Re: How come some sites can manage aderts properly?

Hey, I would have NO PROBLEM AT ALL, **IF** computer magazines type of ads were used on web pages...

NO sound

NO moving images

NO flashing

NO 80% of page hidden by ad, that you have to click to get past..

Whole page ads? I just tore them out... :)

I sure wish ad maniacs would do that...

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Re: Those sneaky bastards!

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/cookies-manager-plus/?src=userprofile

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Re: Firefox 44.0 upgrade kills adblocker and Google

dont use 44.. download the OLD one when it was still good... still using v28, with lots of hacks to stop upgrading etc... :)

BEFORE you say 'use xyz' make sure there is ***SUPPORT!!*** like chrome, FF has...

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US rapper slams Earth is Round conspiracy in Twitter marathon

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Re: curvature of the horizon

get to the top of a tall building like the Shard (300 Metres) and you can see the curvature on a clear day...

If you don't believe all those videos that were taken from the international space station...

more incredibly stoopid peeps here..

https://youtu.be/l-7tPfVvo_0

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someone put him in a balloon and and SHOW him!!

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Windows 10 will now automatically download and install on PCs

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Re: I upgraded back in November, and Windows 10 is working great.

very early days yet.. ya know even win7 AND win2013 server has *mandatory* reboots ! actually seen it!

The 'phone home' bit was the *testing* build... had a 1000 builds since then...

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make sure ALL setting related to updates are disabled... there are quite a few...

or get the *latest* GWX ..

http://blog.ultimateoutsider.com/2015/08/using-gwx-stopper-to-permanently-remove.html

you can get a 'standalone' if you prefer it.. :)

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MS security??? LOL

MS security - still as bad as 2005... LOL

http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20160131

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Dixons Carphone to shut down 134 shops

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Re: oh well

when all dixcarwhteva has gone, Richersounds, argos, and lots of smaller shops will continue...

But mostly Amazon, ebay, ebuyer, tons of online shops ...

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Re: So. How long is the shop banner going to be?

Morrisons did one worse... many shops bought out by Nisa, who then renamed them 'mylocal' - one of the most stupid names to search for, even google confused...

did a search for morrisons, found ancient website, no clue where the 'taken over' shops had gone...

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