* Posts by Kev99

194 posts • joined 23 Sep 2010

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Want blazing fast Netflix streams? Book a flight to Northern Europe

Kev99

I'm confused. Those speeds all sound like ADSL, not fiber or even cable. Did I miss something?

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Don't touch that PDF or webpage until your Windows PC is patched

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For four years I've been telling Windows Update to hide Silverlight. It keeps coming back like the clap. I guess that was just a dry run for Win10 and all the other worthless "optional" updates.

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If you're reading this on your phone, pray you're in Singapore

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Just goes to show the comm industry in the USA is more concerned about Wall Street and their exec's wallets than they are about their customers.

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Windows 10 will now automatically download and install on PCs

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Thirty days my ass. I did an upgrade on my laptop from Win7 Home Premium and after 15 days there was no way to rollback. Even tho' the supposed old windows folder was there, Win10 refused to rollback. So, wipe drive, reinstall Win7.

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Re: Why Daleks?

Or a Borg and be assimilated.

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Daz555 - You do realize that a net is just a bunch of holes held together with bits of string, don't you? You can ask Uncle Sam, Target, BoA, etc. how good that encryption is.

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Sure hope GWX Control Panel keeps working.

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Eighteen year old server trumped by functional 486 fleet!

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Just goes to show that the constant upgrades foisted upon users are quite often totally unnecessary. Sure it was nice when we upgraded from a 8086 CPU box to a 286 box but theoverall improvement was mostly in display times, not actual processing. Same when we moved from a 286 to a 386-33 to a Celeron 386-133 (add in card replaced 386-33). Other than the bloat ware Microsoft has dumped into Windows over the years (remember how it originally came a few 3.5" discs?) I've really seen nothing that compelled me to upgrade. Except for the software companies dumping their support for the "latest & greatest". I still use Norton for my protection and disc management since it works, and have been since Norton 5 came out, which had features long since dropped but were incredibly handy.

There will be those who will cry that the newer versions have better security, better UI, etc. If the writers bothered to write clean code instead of showing off or being lazy most of the security features would not be needed. As to UI, Software Carousel worked just fine. And Quattro Pro 4 for DOS had tabs & graphics long before Excel.

The world's business was developed on IBM S/360 and DEC PDP & VAX boxes. In my opinion, today's boxes, software, and OS are toys for the lazy & incompetent.

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Microsoft’s Get Windows 10 nagware shows signs of sentience

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Just one more reason to jump to Linux.

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Trustworthy x86 laptops? There is a way, says system-level security ace

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Do AMD processors also have this ME and MCH micro-mini processors?

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Surface Pro 4: Will you go the F**K to SLEEP?

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Interesting, isn't it, that for decades the pundits complained about minuscule screens on laptops and sang the praises of those with15" or bigger screens. Now we're back to days of Compaq luggable screen sizes. Do these toys also come with magnifying glasses?

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Facepalm time: MS Office update wipes custom Word autotext

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I'm not surprised. Don't you know Microsoft knows far better than you puny users what you need and how you want to do things. How dare you try to usurp the Great & Mighty Oz.

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I'm not surprised. Don't you now Microsoft knows far better than you puny users what you need and how you want to do things. How dare you try to usurp the Great & Mighty Oz.

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Microsoft steps up Windows 10 nagging

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Watch out for update KB3112343. Microsoft claims it makes it easier to upgrade from 7 to 10. Read the entire knowledge base article and you get an entirely different picture.

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Hacker reveals lifestyles of the rich and famous in UAE bank pop

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One more example of the bean counters running the show instead of techies who can finds theirs without a proctologist's help. Remember, a web or net is just a bunch of holes held together with a little string. And a cloud is just a bunch of air held together with water vapor.

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Smut-seeding Prenda Law ringleader must sell home to pay $2.5m debt

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Miscreants should not be allowed to hide behind bankruptcy laws to avoid paying court ordered payments.

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Verizon, the final Frontier: Landlines, TV, ISP biz to explore strange new worlds

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I feel VERY sorry for those poor schmucks in Cally, Texas and Florida. Frontier has risen from the ashes of General Telephone, arguably the absolute worse phone provider since Bell needed Watson. We are currently on Frontier and their DSL service is passable but they insist on using Netgear 7550 modem / routers. UGH! Customer service is a joke, assuming you can get a hold of any. And don't hold your breath waiting for new service to be established. Oh, how I long for the AT&T monopoly.

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World's most complex cash register malware plunders millions in US

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Another set of idiots who think the web / cloud/ net is safe & secure. Dedicated lines worked fine for decades. Remember, fools, a net and a web are a bunch of holes held together by string and a cloud is a bunch of air held together by water.

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Dell: How to kill that web security hole we put in your laptops, PCs

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Gotta love Microsoft and its "security" specs.

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Who's running dozens of top-secret unpatched databases? The Dept of Homeland Security

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And these are the goof the US expects to protect us frum dem dare furriners? They can't even find contraband during inspections. Unless it's a 16 ounce bottle of shampoo in your carry-on.

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Cloud will kill tech sales jobs

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But it will create thousands of security service jobs because everyone know a cloud is just a bunch holes held together by water vapor.

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DC judge rips into the NSA over mass surveillance

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Finally. A judge who agrees the US government is and has been actively violating the US Constitution with illegal search and seizure. I wonder if this ruling can be applied to the goofs at the TSA?

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Insurance companies must start buying security companies

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Wouldn't it be safer and cheaper to go back to dedicated networks? They got us to the moon and beyond. They're what IBM & AT&T were built on. Prudential and Met grew to megalithic insurers on them. And they aren't open for all the world to see.

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That great sucking sound? It's data going into the public cloud

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Get ready to kiss all your sensitive, proprietary, confidential data goodbye. Remember, a cloud is just a bunch of holes held together by water vapor. Real secure, that.

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Russian subs prowling near submarine cables: report

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Note: What are undersea cables made of? Copper wires surrounded by multiple layers of armor and waterproofing. So why does we get molasses speeds in the US when the data rushes along copper from Blighty and other countries?

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Pure Storage is giving away FREE flash arrays – but there's a catch

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Sounds like thesame deal Valentine Industries had in "Kingsman".

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US broadband giants face 'deceptive speed' probe in New York

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Not at all surprised. The only real reason speeds are what they are is because the ISP want to charge thru the nose for something that can be adjusted by turning a knob or pushing a button. Fiber isn't really faster than copper. Electricity flows at an appreciable fraction of the speed of light to begin with. And keep in mind that Google Fiber still gets its signals over copper.

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Caption this: WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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Really, Cortana, this is my computer.

Okay, Microsoft, you have my electrocardiogram. Now will you let me activate Windows?

This new tablet camera is just a little to big to be mobile.

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Get ready to register your drones in the US – or else

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This is an example of two things. First, how paranoid the US government has become. Second, how the young folk of today don't give a damn about others. When I was growing up, the big thing was radio controlled model airplanes. And, yes, the could carry still and movie cameras. However, you seldom if ever heard of some snot nosed shit trying to buzz an airport. That just wasn't done.

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WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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Finally! I got Windows 10 to look decent.

I don't know what else to do to get my insider build to activate.

How is doing this supposed to help my internet speed?

How much longer before your Viagra refill gets here?

You do realize this is actually a trick picture from a carnival house.

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Microsoft now awfully pushy with Windows 10 on Win 7, 8 PCs – Reg readers hit back

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Re: Patching tuesday - the new peril

Here are links that REALLY tell you exactly what this KBs do:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3083710 Still don't know this POS does, but it hits a TON of apps. Maybe someone at the windows community will know.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2952664 This one failed to install on my PC. YIPPEE!!

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3035583 NOT on my PC, mate.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2999226 This appears to be a Win10 update so Win8 and Win7 app will run.

To find other KBs, copy the URL and insert the KB number after the last /.

To get rid of these pests if already installed, go to control panel>programs and features> installed updates.

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Be alert for KB3035583. This is the illegitimate offspring of an inebriated cocotte that will load the upgrade app onto your computer. If you find it, check updates history, immediately remove it.

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Dow Jones the latest big-name breach

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I won't rant about the idiots who trust the internet on this one.

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US taxman slammed: Half of the IRS's servers still run doomed Windows Server 2003

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Gotta love software vendors. Unlike automobiles, motorcycles, televisions, appliances, etc, if you need service for a 1914 Baker, you can still get the parts. Not so with software or computers over three years old.

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Gotta love software vendors. Unlike automobiles, motorcycles, televisions, appliances, etc, if you service for a 1914 Baker, you can still get the parts.

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US Navy grabs old-fashioned sextants amid hacker attack fears

Kev99

Leave it to the idiots to put critical apps out on the internet. It's not called the web or net for nothing. Both are just a bunch of holes held together with some string.

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Windows 10 preview on death row, will be executed on Thursday

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I was part of the Insider Preview. If you LOVE tablets, you'll love Win10. If you LOVE Lumia phones, you'll love Win10. If you want to get serious work done, don't won't your computer sending data to Redmond all the time, and want an easy to navigate OS, you'll hate Win10.

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Furious LastPass fans fear password wrangler's fate amid LogMeIn's gobble

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I have lost pass, I mean LastPass, at work. The only reason I do is because Chrome & Firefox won't play together nicely. I can't stand Chrome but that was the standard. I've switched to Firefox but I need LastPass to get my passwords from Chrome to Firefox. Once that's done, so is LastPass.

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What's not up, Docs? Google Docs goes titsup in time for Friday beers

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OH YEAH! Let's put everything on the cloud. It's safe. It's secure. It's always available. Bull puppies!

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Want cheaper AT&T gigabit service? Move to a Google Fiber city

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As I've said for quite a while, if the ISPs wanted to give true high speed access they could do it tomorrow without any new pipes. Why? How do you think all that data gets to Google et al's fibre? By magic? Nope. Plain old copper.

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Raytheon: Ho hum, another day, another $1bn cyber-security contract with Uncle Sam

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Another billion dollars wasted by Uncle Sam. With umpteen million employees you'd think Sam would have someone who was smart enough to install Norton or Avast or the like. Too bad they're not smart enough to take ALL private, confidential, secret, or personal data off the internet and distribute it over dedicate lines as they used to do. And anyone who's ever been around spiders or NatGeo knows just how holey a net and web are.

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Whoops, there goes my cloud: What to do when AWS foresakes you

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I've been saying since "the cloud" was first foisted onto the unsuspecting that any one who decided to put sensitive, critical, irreplaceable or proprietary data on the web was an idiot and deserved any losses suffered. Remember, it's called the "web" or"net" NOT the vault or safe.

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Is Windows 10 slurping too much data? No, says Microsoft. Nuh-uh. Nope

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If you read the numerous forums, especially the Insider Forum, you'll see there are 6 or 8 places where you have to manually set the option to no. And these places are no located in one section. They're scattered all over. Nope, MS isn't slurping. It's frickin' guzzling!

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Telcos' revenge is coming as SDN brings a way to build smart pipes

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What I don't understand is why, other than greed, the speed the telcos deliver is so much less than cable or fibre. The main pipes in the 'net are copper, not fibre or cable. Bell Labs developed a GaAs based modem in mid 60s that was capable of 500 - 600 Mbps+ over copper but it was never put into the market. Curiouser and curiouser.

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WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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One moment...There's a problem with God chip in this device.

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You call THAT safe? Top EU legal bod says data sent to US is anything but

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Is anyone really surprised by that title? Computing is controlled by the bean counters and Wall St. So what if the dta can be more secure, that costs money. The same reason they left dedicated lines and put EVERYTHING on the 'net. And everyone knows what a net looks like.

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WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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Wise Asp.

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Get whimsical and win a Western Digital Black 6TB hard drive

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Now I know why I have opposable thumbs.

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IRS: Tax-record snaffle scam actually 200% worse than first feared

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The internet is a ssecure as a screendoor

Yes, let's store confidential and proprietary information on the internet. It's perfectly safe. No one will ever get into our datastores. Yeah, and dehydrated water is great for survivalists. Idiots.

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FAIL: Windows 10 bulk patch produces INFINITE CRASH LOOP

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Hell, I can't even get the damnedable POS to let me access my computer's setup or BIOS screen. And NOW it won't let me revert to Win 7.

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