* Posts by illiad

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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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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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