* Posts by illiad

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Microsoft: Profit DECIMATED because you people aren't buying PCs

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Re: Everything that's new is crap

setting up this new win8 server.. found another stupid thing... NEWB ALERT :) :)

changing the workgroup - instead of saying

"To rename this computer or change its domain or workgroup, click change"

Win8 says "To rename this computer, click change" ...

so... I thought , damned MS!! It has put it somewhere else!!!!! >:(

cue long search for where... Had not even done the 'user access to network' stuff yet...

and guess where I found the workgroup settings??????????????

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Re: Everything that's new is crap

and yup!... everyone is getting sick of MS 'moving the goalposts' ALL the time!!! - turning what used to take 2 clicks into 5 clicks.. and hiding away a 'not much used' (except by design geeks!) function so it is not even possible to see it in the normal way.... >:(

as irritating as when you take your car in for full service and upgrade, you find they have moved the gear stick from between the seats to some fancy lever on the dash, that you have to press and slide - they thought it would look nice, and as an after thought add a 'safety' thing so you dont 'accidentally' push it... :(

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What's broken in this week's Windows 10 build? Try the Start Menu, for one

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Re: That Start menu... (in win 8.1 !!! : ) )

dont panic!!! follow this link.. I have tried it, looks VERY familiar, **seriously**..

http://windowsitpro.com/windows-81/top-10-tips-make-windows-81-work-like-windows-7

http://www.cnet.com/uk/how-to/how-to-make-windows-8-look-like-windows-7/

start menu here... FREE.. :) http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/make-windows-8-8-1-look-like-windows-7-xp/

If you have saved a theme from win 7, it WILL 'just load' - just dbl click on the file - works great for me...

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Re: Company bloat/inertia?

"manage to get so many things right that Microsoft struggles with"

I'm not a programmer or anything like that, but I guess the 'problem' MS has is making sure that **everything** works with their system, BUT also is 'tweaked DOWN' to make sure there is no 'support nightmare'.. otherwise you would not have to 'tweak' IE etc to make it go faster, from the very conservative settings!!

It looks to me that many small process have not changed since win 95, I see the same 'quirks'... it could well be MS laziness..

Linux has no such problem, it can do most from scratch, it does not have to worry, as the 'desktop' is not 'connected like glue' to the OS.. if it crashes, you just load it again!

ON MS, it can bring the lot down, or leave you with a 'desktop' with nothing on it, the only escape being to turn off the PC...

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Re: skill level amateur

heh, WISH it was that simple!!!

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Let’s PULL Augmented Reality and CLIMAX with JISM

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well, a few graphics would help!!

eg after "fnar-fnar has become an eww-yuk." so we can see WTH you are talking about!!! and no, it made me TL; DR...

below par even for you, dabbster...

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SPB brews up fetching beer + bacon t-shirt design

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eh, I read that.... beer + fryup + rocket =..... ?????

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Are you sure there are servers in this cold, dark basement?

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yeah well, how much does it cost, site rental, gas, electric, water, etc, etc.... must be a few 1000's of credit, or re-mortgage, that will take a long time to pay off... :(

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Re: Something else is happening here

Point is, they may have realised how inept the bosses were (how stupid do you have to be, to 'trust' someone TWICE???), gave a false address in their CV, etc, etc...

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I have seen worse on "Gordon Ramsay's kitchen nightmares"..!!

HOW a Greek restaurant can survive for years with bad food, badly stored etc ... ??

I have seen similar badly handled IT stuff.. The boss has NO CLUE, thinks it is all 'magic' ... IT guys work long days and nights to get the system going right, and WHO get the praise, and a promotion??? NOT the IT staff, the BOSS!! >:(

and a few month later, the boss needs to 'save money' and sacks the IT guys!! Oh and the website, that was being maintained **for free** in house??? the boss decides to get 'a professional company' to do it for £5000 a month!!! :O :O

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Streak life: Oz woman flashes boobs at Google Street View car

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Re: Naked he-boobies legal. Naked she-boobies not. Explain.

when I see a MAN with them THAT big, I will be shocked!!

clothed pic at

http://www.zerocensorship.com/bbs/uncensored/103035-australian-woman-karen-davis-flashes-google-street-view-camera-becomes-famous#axzz3WNcAbPak

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Re: Anyone else see the problem with this picture?

"zero censorship" ???? not so, they have been 'defocused out' ... :(

they look like baseballs too! :)

also, WTF are 'gentials' ???? :P :)

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Virgin Media goes TITSUP, RUINS Tuesday evening

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Re: .......the outage hit around about dinner time..........

ahem... http://www.history-magazine.com/dinner2.html

TL; DR ?? well try wiki... :/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dinner

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Re: @Vimes

yeah yeah, IF that was BT, it would be WEEK before they even noticed it !!!

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well I was using it *heavily * last night... are you sure you dont mean 11AM or some BST bleep-up??? :D

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Belgium to the rescue as UK consumers freeze after BST blunder

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Re: Oh, for goodness sake

Jeez.. have you not have decent 'blackout' window covering, so the sun does not wake you??

or do you just not need that much sleep, or do not work a full day, unlike most of us???

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Forum chat is like Clarkson punching you repeatedly in the face

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I think you need to visit google translate... unless you realise at what 'level' oirish are... :P :)

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clarkson??? for a REAL forum, go here... :) no tech stuff, unless you mean cars!! and arguing with both sides of the 'fracas' :D :D

https://forums.finalgear.com/top-gear/

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Broadband routers: SOHOpeless and vendors don't care

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Re: Good Password(s) inadequate?

chronically simple!! take your exceedingly long password, then think up a 4 or 5 char word that describes what it is used for... eg mike, john, boss, etc, etc.... just add that to the start!!

http://xkcd.com/936/

becomes

bosscorrecthorsebatterystaple

mikecorrecthorsebatterystaple

mystashcorrecthorsebatterystaple

these would take about 600 years at 1000 guesses a second... :)

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Re: Good Password(s) inadequate?

It all depends how extreme you want.. If the traffic is that sensitive, it will also be encrypted, have a 'black hole' server with multiple routing bounced from many locations...

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Re: Good Password(s) inadequate?

how to make a LONG, *easily memorable* password!! :)

http://xkcd.com/936/

or even make it 'invisible' (switch off the broadcast radio) and restrict by MAC code..

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Re: Regulations?

The consumers are too ill-informed?? well the gov is even worse, some oldtimers not really haveing a clue *what* 'internet' **is** beyond a memo sent round!!

It is not usually them that even 'sees' the email/ webpage - it is their secretary that prints them out for him!!

yes, there are exceptions, but most are like some of the managers where I work, they think paying a guy to sit around waiting for IT problems to occur is a waste of money.. Until I get a desperate call!! LOL

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Re: Advice?

well wifi is better as a separate unit... then it can be firewalled or 'made invisible' to stop the idiots... :)

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Re: Advice?

OK... multiple firewalls, cisco router (yeah management forced that on us!! ), AZZ* service/hardware, that we are dumping soon, as they think £1000 a month is cheap!!!!

Will soon get Draytek, vmedia business, for only £50 a month!!

*experts will know who... they are being 'IBM' at the mo, and crashing hard...

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Just remember, 'Joe public' (sorry, but that INCLUDES most management!!) outnumbers most 'techs with a good knowledge' by up to 10 to 1!!! , This is why there are so few good digital TV recorders about..

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Re: Why, oh why...

WHY are you here then?? this site is for news and fun, go to PROPER sites for serious stuff!!! :)

http://www.trustedreviews.com/best-routers_round-up

http://uk.pcmag.com/apple-airport-extreme-base-station-a1521/8151/guide/the-10-best-wireless-routers

http://www.cnet.com/uk/topics/networking/best-networking-devices/

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Re: OpenWRT?

Yup, he's a nerd and most likely 'just happens' to have those pieces lying about... - nothing to do with 'price' :/

Also, the word 'router' has gone though a lot of 'actual meaning' changes in the last few years... eg..

(yes, this is what the confused PC shop calls them!! :roll:

- 'router' or 'switch' - I forget, one routes packets by IP to the ONE PC it is for, the other just sends the packets to ALL connected PCs..

- ADSL router - can mean ADSL modem, may have ONLY ONE Ethernet output, telephone socket input!! - may have NO modem, you just plug the output of your modem in, and get 5 rj45s out...

- cable router - Its just a splitter for the output of your cable box, for 5 rj45s out...

The next problem with home made, is the ISP going to 'recognise' it, so its services can run properly???

- then again, I guess nerds wont be using the 'awful' premier BB provider, in preference for one of the 'non-consumer ' ones... :)

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Firefox, Chrome, IE, Safari EXPLOITED to OWN Mac, PCs at Pwn2Own 2015

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how about PaleMoon then????

build anew one, from the ground up??? I dont think there is enough MONEY, time, and ability to do this, bearing in mind it will be then have it ripped to shreds by the audience...

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DNA egghead James Watson sells Nobel prize for $4.8m, gets it back

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Re: According to wiki...

well, all i can say is...

( WARNING: Stereotypes ahead!!!! )

some white men have bigger dicks than black men..

some Jewish people have vary small noses...

many big, tall, crewcut, big shouldered guys are the nicest people you will meet...

Many (old or young!) small, skinny, 'weedy' girls are actually strong enough to lift or knock over the guy above!!

(I know her, she always laughs at the guys shock when 'granny' makes him 'kiss the floor' in less than a second! LOLOL )

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Sick of Chrome vs Firefox? Check out these 3 NEW browsers

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Yes, true...BUT Opera never seemed bothered about protecting, or **even improving** its stuff!! their 'speeddial' looked like it was just 'tacked on' to the 'blank page' function... :(

many people complained about it, and guess what the response on the forum was??? you were banned for being 'disruptive' !

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Re: Firefox - fasterfox

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/fasterfox-9148/?src=userprofile

in case its been clobbered..

http://www.downloadcrew.co.uk/article/21160-fasterfox_lite_391_for_firefox

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Re: Firefox - Still the only Really Useful Browser.

and here is FF V28.. could be fasterfox?? both copied and pasted in... :P :)

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/9148

Octane Score: 11869

Richards 21425 Core language features

Deltablue

18407

Core language features

Crypto

19237

Bit & Math operations

Raytrace

19073

Core language features

EarleyBoyer

17995

Memory & GC

Regexp

1370

Strings & arrays

Splay

12605

Memory & GC

SplayLatency

6529

GC latency

NavierStokes

23299

Strings & arrays

pdf.js

8646

Strings & arrays

Mandreel

5281

Virtual machine

MandreelLatency

11153

Compiler latency

GB Emulator

22299

Virtual machine

CodeLoad

5329

Loading & Parsing

Box2DWeb

6360

Bit & Math operations

zlib

39847

asm.js

Typescript

17568

Virtual machine & GC

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Re: Firefox - Still the only Really Useful Browser.

well here is the full set... could it have had 'skipped' some routines, so seems faster?? I ran the 'profile convert' to copy my ff V28 profile, makes it easier... I have Intel core 7 @ 3 Ghz, 6 G ram..

oh, and the addon, 'fasterfox' on turbocharged... :)

Octane Score: 15502

Richards 19165 Core language features

Deltablue

20087

Core language features

Crypto

19191

Bit & Math operations

Raytrace

24863

Core language features

EarleyBoyer

20726

Memory & GC

Regexp

1479

Strings & arrays

Splay

13283

Memory & GC

SplayLatency

8396

GC latency

NavierStokes

23058

Strings & arrays

pdf.js

11049

Strings & arrays

Mandreel

17500

Virtual machine

MandreelLatency

16673

Compiler latency

GB Emulator

33703

Virtual machine

CodeLoad

15020

Loading & Parsing

Box2DWeb

16887

Bit & Math operations

zlib

44932

asm.js

Typescript

9612

Virtual machine & GC

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Re: @DJGM -- @ Aoyagi Aichou -- Vivaldi?

hey, another aged opera user here! :) I remember confusing the 'IE people' with Opera back then - they did not believe it *actually* worked, it was so fast - they were just used to the slowness!!

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Re: Firefox - Still the only Really Useful Browser.

agh!!! I plead temporary blindness, :(

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Octane Score: 15461

now do tell, is high or low better???

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Re: Firefox - Still the only Really Useful Browser.

on palemoon ( fork of Firefox) = 2194 - the comparative results are from mobiles, I cannot see any other setting????

http://peacekeeper.futuremark.com/results?key=Abfa&resultId=5870511

Octane has instructions on https://developers.google.com/octane/howtorun BUT WHERE do you run it???

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Re: Firefox - Still the only Really Useful Browser.

so as long as it is fast, it is useful to you then??? ... I think most define 'useful' as 'does what you want' 'does not have massive security issues' 'will render very complex websites properly' 'includes many tools for dev debug, flash & script stopping'...

and even ' functionality not impaired by latest cosmetic update, that ruins usability of previous favourite functions!!!' >:(

now try this, and see how well that works! :)

http://www.acidtests.org/

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Re: Great Innovator

the problem with innovation, is you need to keep up the pace, or boldface lie, like some large companies saying their tech is 'latest', when we all know it is 5 years old... this company says we can do 5 meg! another smaller company say that same line will do 20 meg... :)

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Re: A real alternative

built by devs and *looks* it... even more basic than IE!!!

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Re: Turn off images

It rather depend how LARGE the images are and how many of them...

The size of the web page tends to increase depending how large the 'pipe' is... >:(

big website, LOTS of fancy graphics..

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Re: Classic Theme Restorer add-on

nope, not everything.... :(

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Re: El Reg readers would agree with this

'Trying to make "FireFox" and make it appeal to everyone' IS easy enough, if ALL the features can be modified and enhanced by addons , themes, etc...

Now IF Moz produces a 'core' WITHOUT australis, then those that want it, just get the addon --- or of course moz can supply the browser with many addons *already* in, keeping the newbs happy, but also easily *removed* by those that dont want, in preference of a more complex style or usability...

The main beef, is the current version needs about 5 *exra* addons, JUST to bring it back to the state it was in, at V28, with NO addons!!!

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Re: El Reg readers would agree with this

I think mozilla , through its forums, KNOW how much hate there is for australis... Just like opera, they just delete it and say "problems? what problems???" they know that 'new young things' will not even KNOW that it could be much better.... :( :(

Its the same as win 8.. idiot new users love it, it looks so 'playstation' !!! and poor office workers and devs have to learn more ways to manage it...

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yup... I was staunch opera supporter years ago.. I you were there you will know me... :) :)

Its a pity the 'owner' ruined it and the forum for his own strange desires.... :'(

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Re: Pale Moon

I agree it s good.. its australis that forced me to look at it.. has it got t the FULL set of adblock addons working yet??? last time I tried 25, it did not have the right click menu taht FF28 has...

IF you STILL are moaning, and have not learnt, Adblock WILL ALLOW 'GOOD' ADS!!!!

https://adblockplus.org/en/acceptable-ads

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Bigfoot now visible in commercial satellite images

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Re: Excellent news

potholes??? WHAT potholes??? the newest image I have seen around London is about 6 months old...

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Re: What's the market for this?

It depends whether you want the 'gmap' version - a year ago, if you are lucky, 3 years ago if not!!

Drones are not that expensive, and you can use them more than once!!! :)

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Murky online paedo retreat: The Nether explores the fantasy-reality divide

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Re: "We all accept"

... except some 25 year old wives *look* like 10 year olds, due to their small frame, etc... I know a 30 year old teacher, that is always mistaken for one of her 15 year old pupils!!

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Don't pay for the BBC? Then no Doctor Who for you, I'm afraid

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Re: Devices

all modern TVs have a 'conditional access' slot, so you can get things like UKGOLD etc on your freeview TV...

surely it is simple to use that??

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NO ONE is making money from YouTube, even Google – report

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Re: No one making money from YouTube

yeah, ** youtube ** isnt making money, but the *advertisers* are!! and of course the *star* gets commission!!!!

on most TV, if you mention a product, they send you money for advertising them .. LOL

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