* Posts by illiad

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The roots go deep: Kill Adobe Flash, kill it everywhere, bod says

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the problem with flash, it is like IE.... :( 90% haven't a clue, and most of these are managers, who never actually see a web-page.. Their secretary does that for them!!! (so they still think the 'net is 'wonderful' like MS keeps saying - that poor secretary has to task of 'getting their fancy video to work... :( )

all the rest just think 'java' means good coffee!!!! 'oh, IE needs something! :E {blindly clicks every prompt}

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Re: Yet...

MS Orifice : It seem on the Mac, it's a security thing to check other users, to see if the licence is the same?? Haven't seen it on a PC, unless its some fancy/idiot feature like 'load an online webpage into word'???

I think Apple has been 'helping' £££ the BBC so their webs work !... :P :) found this addon to make it look like IPad!! :E

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/user-agent-switcher/?src=search

The new w10 'Edge' browser has this strange Useragent... :O

Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 10.0; Win64; X64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/42.0.2311.135 Safari/537.36 Edge/12.10162

ailing: what company would that be??

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Re: Your DailyKos message is wrong...

YouTube DOES NOT need flash...

Oh and note that JAVA is different from JavaSCRIPT... AFAIK... :)

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Google, Adobe barricade Flash against hacker hordes – we peek inside

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Re: flash is used by VERY BIG companies...

"I find large chunks of pages fail to render"

yes, flash is used to make pages look 'fancy' and also to do things like join pages together..

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Re: flash is used by VERY BIG companies...

OK, so how do you do that on a PC??

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Re: And now the miscreants are exploiting Flash's reputation for bugs...

no problem, they ARE updating it almost every day!!

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flash is used by VERY BIG companies...

Most of UK websites use it - BBC, most UK newspapers... even some US news websites... Cnet does not need flash on some, but Firefox seems to need it... ??

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HP won't ship PCs with Windows 10 preinstalled until mid-August

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Re: Non-Story!

aaaand then, there will be all the 'busy households' that never read the reg, all they see about computers is on tv and adverts... they just goto BBC websites, etc...

And they believe the ads, that the new windows is 'best' (yes, very short memories!!!)

some will return their PCs and demand something 'usable' on them, some will just knuckle down and learn, just like they 'had to' with win8.... I am astonished at the amount who just will not seek help....

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Another day, ANOTHER Windows 10 build for us Insiders

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Re: @hplasm - Special???

Hey, win10 is not Ready for marketing yet... that will be july 29 or after...

And guess what?? after that date, ALL searches will go to win10, just like they all go to win8 now...

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Firefox 39 bites four critical bugs

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have they removed australis yet???

or put in something worse???

if you wanna know, I have a simple fix to STOP it upgrading... :)

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Windows 10 is due in one month: Will it be ready?

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Re: Hard to say

and build 10130 it a month or TWO old!!! 10147 can be d/led from many NON-MS sites, it looks far better...

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Re: "for the supported lifetime of the device" £50 tablet?

What do you *think* when you are a cheapskate???

DO watch out for "windows with bing" - it is a cheap version that is NOT upgradeable!!

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Wake up, sheeple! If you ask Siri about 9/11 it will rat you out to the police!

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Re: jet fuel can't melt

DO your research!! there is a common belief, that IF the towers were constructed to the old steel beam spacing, they would not have fallen down...

The problems with the old style was a lack of through space in offices - lots of columns in the way..

some say there were some plane collisions, that people just walked away from!

The new design centred around a new floor construction.. see picture - I think you can see the weakest points!! O

http://www.tms.org/pubs/journals/JOM/0112/Eagar/fig5.gif

full article - see what YOU think... :P

http://www.tms.org/pubs/journals/jom/0112/eagar/eagar-0112.html

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Microsoft U-turns on 'free' Windows 10 upgrade promise for ALL previewers

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Re: http://www.winbeta.org/news/microsoft-clears-confusion-reaffirms-free-windows-10-insiders

You have the RTM?? if not, how do you know?? I DO know that MS does check win7 now and then - my company has a LOT of laptops, and one of then 'failed activation' once, after months in use! A quick call to the auto-activation service put it right again..

I forget how long the gap was between win7 RTM and actual availability, anyone remember?? still more than a month left!

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Re: Optimal?

Hey, of course you can use it without a MSA!! just wait for July 29, and give the nice seller the money for it!!! :)

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Re: MSA?

to access or create your Microsoft Account, click the following link...

(yes, its a special language called 'Microsoftese!! )

http://www.hotmail.com/

No linking??? well, cut and paste it!!!

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Re: Read article before commenting

"Once available on July 29th, you do not need an MSA to upgrade Windows 10 on your Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PCs"

It will available at a very good price at your local computer store!!!

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'registered MSA connected to their PC'

can someone please clarify that phrase????? - I understand that 'be a MS insider' means you have a hotmail account, (or it's new name, outlook.com or live.com, or MSA ( MicroSoft Account ) )

and then use this to download win10 preview to run on a pc...

Does 'registered MSA connected to their PC' mean more than you just have win10 running, and have your MSA webpage open in the browser???

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Microsoft says its latest, dodgy Windows 10 build is good for (almost) everyone

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Re: To quote General Akbar, "It's a Trap!"

hey dont need emoticons to see the sarcasm :) :)

I will add to your quote:

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General Akbar: "It's a Trap!"

minion: no, sir this is just a training run, we haven't ironed out the bugs yet... the image of the deathstar is very glitchy, and even our holo-generator crashes occasionally, leaving us standing in an 'empty room'... :/ :/

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Re: I remember times when we were waiting for a new Windows version

well, I suppose you are getting ready for windows 11... :D :P

are you also a test driver, testing a model that will not be out until 2016??

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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

Hey the *new* sportscar may be superfast, eco-fantastic, etc, etc,,, BUT if it looks like a turd, is shaped like a turd, not many will like it!!!!

And if, like win 8, the gear changer is 'hidden' behind a flap behind the steering wheel, just because they have great confidence that the autogear change always works...

do you see ????

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Taming the Thames – The place that plugged London's Great Stink

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Re: Agree. (NOT english???)

I think you will find that MOST of England has been the 'most invaded country' over the years... the Vikings (norway and scands..) actually settled here, that is why most northerners are so big and healthy... the Belgian area also ( do note europe was a totally different place then...) and if we were not invaded by the Romans, we would not have great buildings, and lots of varied types of food!!

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You stupid BRICK! PCs running Avast AV can't handle Windows fixes

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blind careless users...

I have never had problems with avast.. BUT then when I install, I DON'T 'blindly press all the accept buttons' !!

I S L O W L Y go through the 'custom' install options, removing any option not wanted..

and I am a Firefox only guy, do use or need MS updates that are only to patch the rot that is IE, etc... I have lots of other security software that keeps me safe!!

BTW, BLAME the reg editor for pushing this ancient topic!!!!

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Blocking mobile adverts just became that little bit easier

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Re: to advertisers...

Do remember it is UP TO YOU what you add.. it is YOUR PC!!!

BUT then you may just be an IDIOT who has NEVER USED IT!!!!

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to advertisers...

If you do not want your advert blocked, DO NOT use flashing , noisy, or huge ads.. and DO NOT use ONE 'provider' to send them out! That provider also sends out rude, NSFW, etc ads, so will be blocked without recourse..

... and DO NOTE that the ADBLOCK addon WILL ALLOW certain ads through!!

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Microsoft: Free Windows 10 for THIEVES and PIRATES? They can GET STUFFED

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BUT will they have forgotten this in a few months, when they see all the glamorous advertising???

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Re: Waiting for the genuine pirated version

and as a paying customer, why does he not ask the person he paid??? It is the same with cars..

If you upgrade your car with cheap bits, don't expect the car shop to fix them when they go wrong - they may even say the cannot touch it, it was not fitted by their experts...

It is your fault, if you pay good money for it, if you cannot be bothered to ask the company to fix their work!

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Re: When dealing with Windows you take your chances.

and you did not phone MS??????

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@Pea Mindle

This key is the official one?? this is what it looks like.. Hope you bought it at a RELIABLE shop...

http://www.sevenforums.com/attachments/tutorials/202840d1331785878-clean-reinstall-factory-oem-windows-7-a-coa-stickers.gif

Have you not had the message to phone MS?? You can use the freephone number, and the voice prompts will guide you to activate windows... If they verify it is a fake, then go back to the shop...

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Re: Unlicensed DOS is worse than licensed?

Er we are talking OS (operating system) DOS usually refers to the non-graphical system pre - 95...

The 'DOS prompt' in win7 and above is an 'emulation' of this..

"worse than licensed" are weasel words for

" you won't get our full support " and

" if it goes wrong, we wont help you"

Of course, most find it is a bit lacking... I was trying a few days ago, and the idiot support guy would not tell me anything without an ID..

found all the details my self with a bit of googling...

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Re: I feel that a little textual analysis might be helpful here.

very easy, if you only use it to do very little web browsing... a friend has only 5k of his BB working, but he does not notice!! ( I had to use my cell to d/l a fix for his PC..) he says he is just too busy to bother, he just re-installs and changes the background to something else!!

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Re: Waiting for the genuine pirated version

amazon have full version of win 8.1 for sale... the rest is up to you...

BUY win 81, have no problems with support or other stuff...

save your money, but loose a lot of hair/ time/ download aggro/ ...

do the pirate, and have other hassles, (is it me that is wrong, or has the pirate 'broken' a part that I need to use???)

a mate has tried that, 32 bit laptop OK, 64 bit desktop never that stable... :(

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Re: Still parsing the explanation.

well my translation...

If you are a BIG company that has 'been tempted by the dark side' , we can give you an 'amnesty' for a decent affordable package...

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Re: Will pirates bother "warm" upgrading to Windows 10 anyway?

same thing happened with win 8 - they wouldn't touch it.... THEN months later, demand grew, so they HAD to 'get to work'.... :/

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World of the strange: There will be NINE KINDS of Windows 10

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Re: "and they're losing faith.'

you are just being paranoid...

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Re: "and they're losing faith.'

"Open/Libre Office takes the biggest faults of MS Word to an extreme."

The BIG problem is, there are those fools who either LIKE the 'faults' in MSword, or are too lazy to fix it, so just use it 'properly'..... rolleyes

... and when they want to use Open/Libre Office, they moan that their doc wont work!!! :( :(

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Re: @dogged

The only way a graphic driver would enable a security hole, is if you use internet software that allows access *outside* the browser... do tell me WHY you would have this happen??? getting fancy webb apps at the expense of security, and then a few MEGS of patch to work around the problem ??

It is for the above reason that most have gone to 3rd party browsers, and heavily limited flash and script.. (if your stupid webpage wants 'prettiness' over function, I will go elsewhere , thanks...)

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Re: how many?

converging all the platforms and getting rid of OS versions was what it tried with win 8... and failed miserably due to people wanting win7, 'designers' and teens loving the 'idiot interface' (they only use it like a console..), etc, etc..

this 'made to measure' approach may well use the same core, but it will please all those who work in offices and all the other markets...

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Re: "Perpetual licence or AS A SERVICE" ????????????

well most intelligent users have switched off all updates ages ago, using a better browser and good malware / AV protection...

Linux??? the problem is that there are STILL too many flavours, too many options, too many people that have NO CLUE beyond "why wont my Office file work" and "where is the googler???" :(

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Re: Same old, same old

"How does this save Microsoft's failed mobile strategy?"

It wont... the mobile market is far to competitive.. Having many types of phone OS is how others manage, the only other with 'one OS' does it by ad hype and rich designer buyers...

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Pakistan URINE STORM: Google Maps chokes off user editing

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Re: How many edits do they get?

the Wikipedia model may 'work' but is VERY much bound by idiocy, untruths, lies, ALL by the 'editors'.. That is why Wikipedia is mistrusted by many... True it may be only a few fan-based stuff - but it sure spreads the mistrust!!

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Going up hills past blokes with coke-bottle legs: The Smart E-bike

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Re: Weak forever or strong tomorrow?

to qualify for those not sure ... conquer them GRADUALLY... more repetition is always better than more weight!!

for example, go up that hill, don't kill yourself, just give fair effort.. keep it up, and you may find after a month it seems easier, as your ability gets better!! :)

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Boffins turns landfill WinPhones into microscopes

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NOT 'just an inkhjet'... :(

" a computer programmable syringe pump with the ability to print with PDMS ink, suspended on a semiautomated stage placed a constant and controlled height above a temperature-controllable hotplate"

well the other link did not need a chemical lab with a fancy inkjet addon!!! - just some plexiglas, led lights, and nuts and bolts...

http://www.instructables.com/id/10-Smartphone-to-digital-microscope-conversion/

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Mozilla to whack HTTP sites with feature-ban stick

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Re: Bye, bye, Mozilla

"Try telling that to the Gov, NHS, etc, who have their balls in IE's vice..."

they will just say "wassat??? its not MS... the new IE is lovely..{{baaaa, baaaa....}}"

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another reason to DUMP mozilla, and go pale moon...

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Good luck displacing Windows 7, Microsoft, it's still growing

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Re: Windows 10 = Windows 8.10

well try finding THIS in your win 8.1.... :)

http://regmedia.co.uk/2014/09/30/windows_10_start_button.jpg

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Re: Windows 10 = Windows 8.10

TL:DR.... obvious you have not looked properly.. win8.1 can look very much like win7, there is a FREE download for a start bar that will also look like XP..

90% of the computer buying public have NO CLUE, I am shocked by the amount of crap-ware and stuff some have let in, and that INCLUDES business managers!!!

Many businesses are blindly installing MS, leaving their poor workforce to sort out the mess!!!

and win server 2012 is NEEDED to properly mange the network - its win81 shell can be put in classic mode too, so win7 users will be mostly happy..

You have NOT been following how DIFFERENT win10 is from win8x... and have also forgotten that the first release of win7 was about as bad!!! its was SP1 that made it a lot better...

FREE Win10 is not only an apology for how much they messed up, but a PLOY to wipe out lower win versions from the market share ... :D :D

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win8.1 CAN look like win7!!!

you can set desktop to run on boot, etc..

http://www.windowscentral.com/make-windows-81-more-windows-7

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Re: Win 7 disc.

yes, as long as you **steer clear** of IE, outlook, etc... put GOOD AV like avast, good anti malware...

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COSMIC FATTY from the DAWN of TIME simply can't exist – astroboffins

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Re: The Big Bang Blackhole?

another theory is that the black hole is large enough to lead to another dimension, making a big bang there...

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