* Posts by illiad

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Ad flog Plus: Adblock Plus now an advertising network, takes cash to broker web banners

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try to discover the 'preferences' and 'element hider' part of ABP, where you can block **anything** ...:)

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Re: loose the adds - Icecat

why would I do that when my current one works well, and easily adapts???

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As is said so often, It is not SO difficult to put 'acceptable' ads on your website!!!

do it the SAME way you add pictures... :/ no need for flash or any other stuff... :)

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Re: Not really much of a market

A very good description of WHY we use adblock!

hey, clueless ones!!! :D You can always add new filters to adblockplus, and even get an addon to block individual elements!!

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Re: Wouldn't take much for someone to Copy and Paste the AdBlock concept

... except Ublock is not as easy to use by non geeks... and there are other 'versions' of adblock plus, to say nothing about **adding** a filter to stop the ads that get through/... :P :/

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Delete Google Maps? Go ahead, says Google, we'll still track you

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Re: GPS off, maybe ?

Ah, the new confusing switches to try to 'hide' tracking.... :P

I hope you have realized that 'no GPS' equals 'GPS off' ???

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Re: But...

Just lucky, or you haven't d/loaded any apps yet... :P

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Re: eh?

Yup....

There. is. no. escape... and when you use your credit card at some shop, they know*exactly* where you are... :)

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TLDR, but hey noobs, Cell phones have tracked you even before GPS was put in... A phone has to know where the nearest tower is, so it can get a signal... and of course they have names, related to their position!

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Using a thing made by Microsoft, Apple or Adobe? It probably needs a patch today

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Re: Software development

If you think it was THAT simple, there would be 1000's of browsers, not around 4 main ones...

(do note that many ''{insert company name here} browser" programs are just a 'shell' around IE or one of the four... }

and then WHAT do you want it to do???

If it was a car, would you mind if it looked like this??

http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/autopia/2009/11/top-gear-ev.jpg

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HUH, I have had win7 on various PCs for years now... switched off updates, NEVER use IE, NEVER use outlook, or any other MS crap...

I use pale moon, a version of firefox that does not have the stoopid geek stuff, just works properly.. :)

NOTE!!! Pale moon is N O T a speed freak, N O T a 'I have fancy functions' freak...

JUST a browser that works well for BROWSING (y'know, the thing it is made for?? )

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Sony wins case over pre-installed Windows software

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It gets even worse for some big companies.. they will not finance *any* place to buy new kit from!!

the 'management' is running scared of 'not Microsoft' things, can only buy from 'acredited' suppliers, etc...

So us poor techs have to struggle to make it work... :(

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Re: Buying a Laptop

Be wary of 'laptop/ All-in-one' supporting windows' - they mean *win 10* - and if the chipset is skylake or newer, it will even need a *USB 2* DRIVER!!! The Dell 3240 is one of these.. we bought it for a great 30in lcd, SSD HDD, etc, etc... BUT the only way to load the driver is by disc...

The NEXT chipset may not be as 'easy' to install.. anyone know whtat win10 drivers will work with win7 or other??

The reason that dell was cheap, could be no one wanted win 10... :/

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The 'problem' with Raspberry Pi is the same as most *motherboards* you buy...

NO HDD

NO Optical disc drive

NO keyboard or mouse

NO power supply

NO monitor

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Latest Intel, AMD chips will only run Windows 10 ... and Linux, BSD, OS X

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syeah... more likely people will just not buy, just like what happened earlier... returned PCs, "duh, it does not work! "

even the whole Police force are still using XP!!!

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Re: Disable the UEFI!! FOR WIN7!!

@toughluck: you need to be clearer!!

er, win10 is designed for using UEFI... If win 10 install/ whatever will not start, it may be corrupt... go back to the company and get them to fix it if you DID want win10..

if you want Win 7, check your chipset - if it is skylake or newer, then it needs drivers even for USB2! (the BIOS will read it, but after that it passes control to the chipset and fails..) put all your drivers on an optical disc, works for me..

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Disable the UEFI!!

its makes things much simpler...

it will usually be hidden under 'legacy boot' and may need 'secure boot' switched off to be able to do that..

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Ah, ASUS drivers etc can be a bit tricky... :O

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TLDR, but they said that before...

"win7/8 wont run on old {fill in something here..} " they said.... they even said UEFI would be the 'only way' ...

many companies soon realized the big *financial* mistake that was, and enabled 'legacy bios' again...

And I am sure there are many pirates cranking out lots of 'legacy stuff' to fill the massive demand coming!!!

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'Daddy, what's a Blu-ray disc?'

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indeed, there was a company called 'hifidelity' that produced cheap stuff, for those with no idea of quality sound...

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Re: quality..

The problem is, 80% of people just want 'something to throw in the hifi for music' and and do not care a bleep bleep bleep about 'quality'... this is why CD and DVDs and of course USB etc are still being used... (of course many of these do not even know what USB means... )

the above do not want to spend money on the stuff, they would much rather save it for a decent fun car, or other proper luxuries...

and of course, there are those who think nothing of spending upward of £10,000 on a hifi system, and lovingly care for their vinyl to get the 'real sound'...

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'Second Earth' exoplanet found right under our noses – just four light years away

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Re: Green? Blue? Brown?

you are forgetting the high levels of X-rays given off by the sun...

"If there are lifeforms on Proxima b - even simple microbes - they may find the going rather tough, however.

Red dwarfs are very active. They tend to throw out big flares that would bombard a nearby planet with energetic particles. The X-ray emission is much more intense as well."

from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37167390

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Paper mountain, hidden Brexit: How'd you say immigration control would work?

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Re: what about 'non-eu' workers in UK?? eg polish, indian, japanese, etc..??

Thanks, i didn't realize that.. just channeling the panic of my polish friends.. and their worries about the exchange rate to the Zloty...

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what about 'non-eu' workers in UK?? eg polish, indian, japanese, etc..??

will they get the same 'rights' as others who have been working in UK for more than five years?? :)

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Google Chrome will beat Flash to death with a shovel: Why... won't... you... just... die!

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Re: Why wait until December?

and what about twitter?? when people eventually got mp4 twitvids to work, now they have changed to a strange mua3 thing??

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BBC detector vans are back to spy on your home Wi-Fi – if you can believe it

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Re: Once upon a time detector vans existed ( macjules)

yes, and all the costas, pubs, clubs, even 'wifi in phone box' things... *hundreds* of them in a seemingly 'quiet' street'... It is difficult enough getting a good signal in an office, finding the stupid 'autofind' on the router has chosen the *busiest* channel!!

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does everyone believe this crap???

nope, WAAAYY too long didn't read the other carp...

First, wifi & internet is NOT as 'easily readable' as the 'noise' produced by the average TV set... and the modern LCD tv even less...

If wifi was that easy to 'see' there would have been 'problems' *years* ago!! LOLOLOL...

various 'agencies' have enough problems finding the house that is using an IP address found, that they quite often find nothing, disturbing *innocent* people!!

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BT customers hit by broadband outage ... again

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Re: Virgin Media

well if you tell me your area, I could check... VM is still very good in TW postcode.. :)

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Since you love Flash so much, Adobe now has TWO versions for you

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Re: yesterday

which is more secure, a dodgy BETA, or a final product???

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Gaming apps, mugging and bad case of bruised Pokéballs

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UFO Girls... :) :)

it wasnt the hair, but the skintight outfits on sexy bodies.... hur hur

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EWWW.. only if you are into 'furries'...

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Apple to kill off Mac OS X?

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Re: Apple have a mountain to climb

I do think by 'dissimilar devices' he means Mobile / watch / kiosk etc...

The various types of PC (apple/ intel/ risc, etc ) are all *similar * devices...

Note also that Linux is usually JUST the Kernel, that has to be properly selected for the architecture and CPU... Only THEN is the rest (GUI, lots of other drivers ) added and call ubuntu, redhat etc.... :/

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Re: Apple have a mountain to climb

ACTUALLY... it is NOT Linux, but a variant of BSD/next,,,

www.freiesmagazin.de/mobil/2015-11-bilder/Unix_timeline.png

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Re: Get with the program....

tomayto tomarto... when is OS XI coming out????

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Google doesn’t care who makes Android phones. Or who it pisses off

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Re: Be careful what you wish for!

yes, this the major problem with an otherwise great OS... android is getting the 'windows disease' in a bad way...

They foist an unwitting buyer with tons of upgrades, that the poor person has no idea about... most likely scaring them to apple!! :O :O

Then the app devs ALSO do the same thing, oblivious to the fact that they are for an OS that is 2 years older than the one on the phone!!!

I am still the owner of a Gs3, with ALL updates switched off...

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Boffins decipher manual for 2,000-year-old Ancient Greek computer

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Re: Boffins decipher manual for 2,000-year-old Ancient Greek computer

dont you know google can translate it??? https://translate.google.com/#auto

or most *better* browsers already have that function, or can use an addon.. :)

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Bendy see-thru mobes? Materials scientists make nanofilm advance

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Re: Meh!

earthfinalconflict is still a SCIFI series though...

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FFS, Twitter. It's not that hard

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Re: It's SO simple

hey be happy you GET TO EDIT!!!

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Re: It's SO simple

yes, and how about changing the strange formatting to more like a webpage, with PROPER linking of photos/ videos..

some newspapers have been using a 'twitter embed' that many browsers cannot handle! (except for the idiots who let ALL the pownd crap in...

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NVMe over Ethernet is the future. And that's how we roll – Tegile

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Re: Naive question

NVMe means Non Volatile Memory controller... so that mean your Ethernet becomes EVEN MORE crowded!!! so I don't think I'll go there, its bad enough, the web apps failing due to problems at one end or another!!!

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'Windows 10 nagware: You can't click X. Make a date OR ELSE'

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Re: Crossing the lines, Orwellian style.

I'm sure that is all still win 7 or server 2012 or newer (that has had metro for a long time...)

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Re: It's GWX Control Panel or Linux

you dont need to 'install' GWX Control Panel - it is a standalone program, and can be started over the company network or usb directly..

'monitor mode' is the only thing that needs repeated access to the program, so neededing a copy on local drive... :)

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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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