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Final Windows XP Patch Tuesday will plug Word RTF vuln

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Re: re "said that holdout XP users will be moving onto dangerous ground "

Its quite simple... Linux has TOO MANY 'versions', some wildly different! - Android is made to run on *particular* hardware. (If you do know one that I run on windows NOW, do tell... and no I do not mean VM!)

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Win XP usage down but not out as support cutoff deadline looms

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Re: Genuine Question

problem is, they have no clue what those are, its not 'Microsoft certified' That is why they stick with the over bloated adobe, when there are much better, nicer, smaller, faster alternatives about.. :( :(

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TV sales PLUMMET. But no one's prepared to say what we all know

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only the paranoid use lightbulbs... the intelligent use FL bulbs or LED bulbs.. and you find that 90% just want a TV to watch programmes, not the fancy stuff...

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Help a hack: What's in your ultimate Windows XP migration toolkit?

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Re: What's in your ultimate Windows XP migration toolkit ? @ AC

Licences???? surely the person needing to upgrade his PC has **already** got the licences, when he **bought** the software????

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Re: What's in your ultimate Windows XP migration toolkit ?

... just please note that in the hands of a *utter newbie" , the chances of *totally* ruining computer/ windows/ contents of whole disk is very high, due to randomly pressing buttons...

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illiad

Re: What's in your ultimate Windows XP migration toolkit ?

that may be so, but a LOT of info was left out!!! If he said what you did, he would not be treated badly.. :)

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Web inventor Berners-Lee: I so did NOT see this cat vid thing coming

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Re: Whatever.

'same as' is not 'actual' :/ do try to find the difference between a 'protocol' and a 'naming system' ...

you DO know what I mean, I hope???

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Boffins build bendy screen using LEDs just THREE atoms thick

illiad

How DUMB are you??? draw a squiggle on paper with your pen.. is this 2D or 3D???

2D of couse!! UNTIL you put it under a very powerful microscope, and see the globules of ink, sitting on top of paper...

http://33bits.files.wordpress.com/2011/09/blankpaperupclose.jpeg

'flat' paper is 3D close up!

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Windows XP market share GROWS AGAIN, outstrips Win 8.1 surge

illiad

wait for Nokia X...

when it is *actually* in the shops, we will see how 'hackable' it is... could be disappointing though, it may not be as good as reputation says.... :/

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Nokia launches Euro ANDROID invasion, quips: 'Microsoft knew what they were buying'

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Re: Never mind that - the BIIIG point is...

will you be able to replace the launcher??? (before you moan, I have no clue, roight?????)

The BIG thing no-one is saying about cheap android tablets, is the launcher is the MOST basic... :(

- Put 'go launcher' on, it becomes at least usable... :P

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Boffins: You'll see, TWITTERNET! We'll get the TRUTH out of you...

illiad

lie detector???

she cannae take the strain, capn!!!!!

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PSST! New PCs with Windows 7 preinstalled are out there – and will be into 2015, at least

illiad

where are these *win7* PCs???

All I see are "win8 downgraded to win7" - so no PROPER win 7 licence on the box!!! and the install is already activated, using an OEM licence , so if you have a company image that has to be loaded (all the software, tweaks, etc, etc that would normally take *hours* per PC!), then a call to MS is needed... :(

Home users are not safe either.. what if win7 crashes and burns a few years later??? with a licence on the box, no problem... :)

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The UNTOLD SUCCESS of Microsoft: Yes, it's Windows 7

illiad

Re: Selling Windows 7 is like selling an iPhone 5

very true...

BUT the problem with Linux is it's users... at least mint and ubuntu is 'getting there'...

"get Linux, its free" they say.. about as confusing as saying 'get a car' YES, your sisters/brothers/ partners/ moms/ dads car is 'as free as Linux... BUT its not as easy to work as your bicycle or scooter!!! LOL and when Linux goes wrong, you cannot ask relatives for help!!

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hey our sales have DOUBLED :)

We sold our SECOND phone this month!!!! LOLOLOL

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Rotten to the core: Apple’s 10 greatest FAILS

illiad

their biggest feature was 'ignorance'..

doing it all their way, and saying its the best... if you want to send a file to a friends phone (AND you don't know or want to 'hack' it!!) you just send it to the internet, and tell your friend to download it...

- when your non-iphone friends just bluetooth the file, and get it in *seconds* without waiting for problems due to bad signal, slow internet, no credit on phone... :(

BTW apple laptops CAN do bluetooth file transfer... :/ ??

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Friends don't do tech support for friends running Windows XP

illiad

Re: This time Microsoft has gone too far

'If Piracy was hurting their bottom line' ???? THIS is the company that took **6 months** to realise win 8 was not selling that well.... :O :P

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Ditch IE7 and we'll give you a FREE COMPUTER, says incautious US firm

illiad

Re: Unfortunately no matter ....

memory hog??? how much memory have you got??? 4gig or more???

Do you know WHY IE is sloww?? it loads every page , *every* time, even the *same* one...

want MUCH faster page loading?? give up a TINY bit of your MASSIVE ram to store those pages, for it to load while you are reading one...

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Re: No Brainer

I think he forgot the 'sarcasm' tag... :D

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Re: No Brainer

yeah its a pity about the new opera... :'( its now just simpler to go chrome, it looks the same!!!!

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illiad

Re: I feel your pain, Hans

what do you mean by spoogeware??? Adblock solves most of my probs - you can even hide certain irritating elements of a webpage.. :)

script & flash block does the rest..

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illiad

Re: I ditched IE in 2000.

you need to try FF ESR - its for companies who prefer a stable platform, no problems caused by all those dev builds..

I say the same as I say to all those iphone 'hopefulls' - when the spec (not just the PR!!!) is as good or better than the competition, I WILL buy one!! Iphone getting a 1280 x 1024 res, 5 in screen??? ROFLMAO... :)

when IE gets fully customisable action buttons, a full library of addons like FF, can use the 'Fanboy Adblock List' directly, including all the needed flash and script blockers... THEN I'll think about it... :D :D

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Google fires fresh salvo in war on FILTH: Chrome Supervised Users

illiad

Re: Firefox portable on a USB drive

EXCEPT where the USB has been LOCKED under policy.... :P

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illiad

you mean you havent set them up with a limited user account???

where they CANNOT install programs or change much else.... :P

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500 MEELLION PCs still run Windows XP. How did we get here?

illiad

Re: Hmm

the point is that XP is not 'high profile' enough to be worth virus writers attacking... more are using win7...

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illiad

Re: Be careful what you wish for

No, windows was going along FINE until they made some very bad decisions...

(and the PC industry, desperate for more ways to sell stuff, blindly went along, without even thinking if it was 'fit' for the PC's they they were installing in on...)

- hey mobile windows is lovely, lets use it on HUGE screens! :( :(

- deadlines!! nah leave out that startbar stuff, and that other stuff in win7 that 'most' people dont use, not enough time, and metro is lovely.... :(

- hey *everyone* uses a touch screen, dont they???

I think you know the answer to the above.... :P

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illiad

Re: But slowly – FF IS supported!!

you havent asked the mozilla forum have you???

they say as long as you have XP SP3, and latest FF, you will have no security problems...

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Google smacks Surface with free Quickoffice for Android, iOS

illiad

OFFICIAL: NO upgrade needed to XP if you use Firefox... :)

support.mozilla.org/en-US/questions/955647

just make sure you have xp sp3.. full how to here.. :)

support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/firefox-no-longer-works-some-versions-windows-xp

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Microsoft relents: 'Go ahead, install Windows 8.1 on clean PCs'

illiad

Re: Perhaps a change of diet is needed?

yeah, and you then just walk out having not even paid for it!!! its amazing how many people in the cafe trade dont realise WHY they are half empty...

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OK, so we paid a bill late, but did BT have to do this?

illiad

Re: Why , Pen-y-gors ?

the *key* word is *Business* !!! and they tend to be paid *much* more that the paltry domestic offering!!!

our company uses TalkTalk Business, and has not had any major problems for years... using 100 computers needing *mission critical* access..

the domestic product of course is not so good, unless you do not need more than two or three pages a day maximum... :p

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Finns, roamers, Nokia: So long, and thanks for all the phones

illiad

Re: Lumia 1020 don't understand the fuss.

"Nokia shareholders were forcing a move to Android, which forced Microsoft's hand"

so HOW early had MS got it's claws in????

And IF Nokia had got android in before that, I am sure it would be back at the top... depending on the management being able to change, If not they would die anyway... :(

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illiad

7 days-worth of battery???

put it this way... a moped will go 100 miles on just a gallon of petrol...

a prime sportscar will will empty a 100 gallon tank in about ten minutes...

now tell me what the big difference is between those two!! - just the same with mobile phones... :)

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Fancy some BEER ON TOAST? Italy invents spreadable booze

illiad

erm, joking aside, will this have a good level of alcohol, or just be beer / Marmite flavoured????

and most strange things from japan, never usually make it to be **on sale** here... :(

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Microsoft, Nokia and the sound of colliding garbage trucks

illiad
Trollface

Re: Android

I remind you that due to look and feel lawsuits, MS **gets lots of money** for *every* android sold!!!!

- so why waste time doing 'MSphone running android' when that is the same as bringing your own beer to a 'free beer' hotel bar????

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Fandroids blow $200,000 on secret PANIC BUTTON for their smartmobes

illiad

Re: Very clever @LarsG

yes, and if you are wanting an ultra slim mobile, then the battery capacity will have to go down... boasting rights over practicality!!

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Re: Very clever

soooooo.... you have a hardware switch for your camera???

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Do not adjust your eyes: This Kobo ten-incher has a 2560 x 1600 resolution

illiad

Re: Drifting slightly OT ...

um, you do know that the GS4 display is 441 dpi at 1080 x 1920 pixels, 5.0 inches??

and the iphone5 is *only* 326 dpi at 640 x 1136 pixels, 4.0 inches??? looks like the GS4 has a BETTER 'retina display'...

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Paid-for stuff likely to triumph over free – shock report

illiad

Re: If YouTube is anything to go by ...

too true, pick a top ten music video, you will find it very difficult to get what you saw on tv... even if you find one, you may find that halfway through its been modified a bit... make sure you check!! :)

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illiad

well that that tallies with the the fact that only 10% of people have **any clue** about computers - the rest are working too hard, for too little money, to afford either the time, or money to bother getting one...

"pay big money, to get a box with a small screen, that you have to figure out how to watch movies on???? are you nuts, when I can just press one button and get that for free on a 40 inch screen I paid a quarter of that price years ago???"

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BOFH: Don't be afraid - we won't hurt your delicate, flimsy inkjet printer

illiad

Re: Why doesn't some company make a real printer...

um, HOW much money would you pay for this??? 200 or 300 pounds??? toner 20 to 40 pounds depending on capacity...

too expensive, cannot afford it??? well just get the cheap plastic one then... :)

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Darth Vader's old gaff awaits exogorth desert DUNE DOOM

illiad

its *only* 10 miles north of Nefta, 15 miles w of Tozeur - see it on google maps at 33.994296,7.842677 ... :)

Is it worth travelling that far to see a 14 year old set crumbling away???

let it go, old guys..... just like the crummy ST prequels, they are not for us, the kids will watch them...

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BBC abandons 3D TV, cites 'disappointing' results

illiad

Avatar...

"Avatar was breaking box office records, and the industry was all a-flutter about the possibilities for 3D's future."

Avatar had a good plot, good action scenes, and great scifi 'world' .. the 3D was only a bonus!

Its amazing how 'blind' some ad-men/ businessmen get when they do not see the whole thing, just look at the money it is making, and the 'special feature' that can be used elsewhere...

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illiad

Re: Where's the ASA?

You are forgetting the ad-man! what is simpler to say/ put on a giant display / get the stoopid public to remember????

ste..re..o..sc..o...pic... ???

3D !!

most cannot understand stereoscopic, or even pronounce it...

go google '3D' and see what you get!!

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Why all the fuss about flash? Pin your ears back and find out

illiad

The main problem with PCI flash drives is the large cost compared to SATA SSDs - they can simply be slotted in as a direct replacement for the current HDD, mostly in laptops!

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illiad

Well I have been using a OCZ agility3 SSD flash drive for the last 2 years, no problems... certainly faster and quieter!! :)

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The future of cinema and TV: It’s game over for the hi-res hype

illiad

Re: You don't have to use simple frame discarding

you haven't seen how badly sky compress the *normal* SD stuff, so they can spare bandwidth for their HD...

I was watching an old, and good episode of STNG, and the face of the person in the background was so 'blurred', I could not see the features!! and I do remember that a year ago, this was not so!!

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Doctor Who? 12th incarnation sought after Matt Smith quits

illiad

ya didnt know?????

LAST Year, matt smith himself said there would be a new doctor after the 50th anniversary...

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Living with a 41-megapixel 808 PureView: Symbian's heroic last stand

illiad

hey even 100 MP wont be good as DSLR...

the problem is the *tiny* sensor and the lack of a good OPTICAL zoom and lens....

the only way Nokia can do it, is what Samsung did, with its galaxy 3 camera...

The PENTAX 645D DSLR has a large, high-performance image sensor (measuring 44mm by 33mm) and PENTAXoriginal image-processing technology, and also has professional, changeable lenses..

If Nokia can emulate this, that is the only way it will work... BUT would you carry such a big phone in your pocket, as well as a good lens for it???

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PC market facing worst-ever slump in 2013

illiad

Re: Windows 8 not helping

there are many that like 'fancy, showy things..' ok if you are only doing games and facebook..

but they are not very productive, when you are just trying to organise your letters and finances!

and I guess you have not even found out how to 'switch it back' to win7' ??? It mainly needs a long call to MS in USA, a temporary 'key', then another call to the US, when the new key gets in,... and when you have to re-install, more complications...

- far simpler to get a proper Win7 PC, from many companies now doing them...

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Opera debuts Chromium-luvvin' desktop browser Next 15

illiad

Re: Impressions so far.

well opera usage is barely a blip on most graphs these days... will this make it finally sink???

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illiad

Re: "a combined search and address bar"

LOL! even IE has one of those!!!

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