* Posts by illiad

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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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Quantum CPU upstart D-Wave drills into physics simulations to boost vital magnetic shielding

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Re: millikelvin not absolute zero

so WHAT is 'room temperature' ??? and why are you messing around with such vague numbers???

Absolute zero (0.00000K) is −273.15°C, −459.67°F...

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

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move along.. just another BETA crash... nothing to see here... another arriving soon! :)

- only for geeks and those stoopid enough to not understand that BETAs may crash your whole system...

proper news here.. http://betanews.com/topic/windows-10/

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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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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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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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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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