* Posts by Zot

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For its next trick, Microsoft diminishes the iPad with just a driver

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Why of course

Crysis came out way back in 2007 - 8 freaking years ago!

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I wait and see how well the finished Windows 10 runs on it

...Before I'll commit £1300 quid for the i7.

Of course I've got to get the top of the range one, or there's no point bothering. Oh shit, why do I do that?!

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Open source power-up on the way for arcade game emulator MAME

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It's amazing how many excuses people invent to protect themselves from guilt.

"I did it because.... etc". there's no reasoning with people that take what they want for free.

They'll justify their actions by making up all sorts of thing,

You might as well say, "it's a fair cop, but society's to blame." ;)

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Doorway drug.

So many people have thousands of stolen 'ROMs' on their disc drives. Have they even thought of the consequences if someone who owns the copyright finds out? No, not at all.

All this theivery is the start of a long and dodgy lifetime of software theft.

No, really. :p

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Astroboffins perplexed by QUADRUPLE QUASAR CLUSTER find

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You can't place odds in an infinite universe.

Especially when you've only found something once!

Typical humans, putting their own size and excepted scales on thing - there maybe Quasars that flash every 20 Earth years but they're not looking for those.

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Italian ISS trekkie sips first zero-G cup of espresso in SPAAAACE

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Patent a discovery?

I hope the hot water melts your silly little plastic pockets!

And with all that plastic, it appears you can only get a thimble full of liquid to sit in it.

Fanfuckingtastic. I love it when time and money is wasted like that.

And don't forget kids, remember to say "spaaaace" like the Muppets did 40 years ago!

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Drone penetrates Virgin's shapely space arse

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Happy

Because...

...saying 'shapely space *Uterus' would probably be a mistake for a family site.

*Or similar area of common slang usage.

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Fondleslab deaths grounded ALL of American Airlines' 737s

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Airplane testing...

All of the airplane's flight instruments go through hours and hours of rigorous bench-tests and their software is scrutinized down to the finest detail, as you would expect.

It's a good job the App dev. company isn't writing any flight critical instruments. Did they test it at all?

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Give Jay-Z's Tidal tune stream thing a chance, says indie label boss

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Re: @Zot Stop telling me what do!

Oh boohooo...

That's YOUR world.

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Stop telling me what do!

It may be good, it may be crap. I JUST DON'T FRACKING WANT TO - OKAY!

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Bloke hits armadillo AND mother-in-law with single 9mm round

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They are not called Armoured Dillo for nothing.

I left my coat at home, sorry...

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Woeful groans over Game of Thrones' spill on piracy sites

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Re: it's silly

We don't wish to know what goes on in your head all the time.

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US govt bans Intel from selling chips to China's supercomputer boffins

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Just break the 14nm transistor size minimum

Then you can forget Intel.

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Eyes on the prize: Ten 23-24-inch monitors for under £150

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Are there no LGs in this group?

I've had cheap LG monitors in the past, and they've been good.

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Microsoft uses Windows Update to force Windows 10 ads onto older PCs

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When my Dad (81) clicks 'yes' to install it, not thinking it's a whole new OS, I'll be really angry.

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HP Stream x360: Flippable and stylish Chromebook killer

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Re: It's nice to see the quote above the 2 key and the hash key next to a large return key.

Well, some days I could be using a windows PCs AND an iMac. So I shelved the scrawny Mac keyboard and it's dainty over sensitive mouse, and used a uk wireless keyboard and mouse instead. Using both types when at work would drive me crazy.

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It's nice to see the quote above the 2 key and the hash key next to a large return key.

...Unlike the Apple keyboards. Hey, it's just personal taste.

Can Jon Ives can actually do a British keyboard I wonder? Hehee! :D

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(Re)touching on a quarter-century of Adobe Photoshop

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It's a shame...

... A shame that GIMP has such a terrible name. People say they've photoshopped stuff even if they use GIMP. It took me a while getting used to the floating layer thing, but I can do all the stuff I did before with photoshop. Of course, I'm not a so called power-user. But a tool is a tool, and it all depends on what you're willing to learn.

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Our 4King benders are so ace we're going full OLED, says LG

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Sometimes I wonder if people buy LG because...

They play many types of video file over the in built-in DLNA players. LG don't care about copyright, unlike Sony who seem to care about people downloading movies to watch on their TVs for free.

Probably because they own half of Hollywood.

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Microsoft update mayhem delays German basketball game, costs team dear

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Re: There is NO 'IT' person involved.

Yeah, I have and old Windows 7 laptop, that hardly ever gets booted up. Every time I completely forget that there's six months worth of updates to plough through! Tedious.

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There is NO 'IT' person involved.

The laptop is used as a tool to control something familiar, it's just that thing in a bag over there. It's easy to forget that everyday folk have no idea why a machine would do these "updates" or even why the hell it even needs to reboot.

But people like us who have become used PCs for a while now have got so used the the old reboot procedure, letting it do certain things, and letting it boot/reboot properly way before anything important.

Microsoft never seems to understand its own public, who don't give a damn about what a 'Microsoft' even is, let alone which version of OS is running on it. Why should they, it's just a tool. And probably the only thing that runs their off-the-shelf scoring software.

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CIOs: What tech will be running your organisation in 2020?

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By then people will have stopped talking about this 'cloud' nonsense.

And terminology will go back to 'server' and 'dumb terminals'... probably.

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Force your hand: Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display

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Flower shaped charger?

Because 'f**k you', m-kay?...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyTA33HQZLA

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The Voices: A horror-comedy that’s as schizophrenic as its protagonist

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It could be weirder, and better...

... But I guess they were too timid to do that.

You get the joke quite early on and they play on that all the way through.

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Windows 10 build 10041: 99 bugs on the wall, fix a bug, add a feature, 114 bugs on the wall

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Aww shoooot!!

I've just been playing around with it, and it's actually OK so far. *Gasp*

It looks and acts like a simple shell to the software that you can install. Which is what you'd expect from an OS, isn't it? - Just an faint outline of control, not some monster waiting to growl at the user with indecipherable error messages.

That's the impression it gives anyway.

Yes, I am a little disappointed (!), I thought I'd hate it, but there's no point in lying. I need to give it some more time though...

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Lifeless, under saturated and empty of all joy.

'Ask me anything' it says on the task bar,,,

OK, then:-

"Is this by the same dumb artist who designed the later Visual Studio interfaces?"

- A sort of emotionless and hungry look to it.

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Re: So what happened to Aero?

I think they said it looked dated, childish and OTT, and they were ashamed it ever existed.

They also claimed it it used up too much power, so that was also embarrassing for the poor dears' green cred.

A smart phone could walk the transparent rendering now of course.

Most people seemed to like it. I still use it as I can keep an easy check on a download if I put it's green bar behind the transparent task bar, so it always shows.

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Woman caught on CCTV performing drunken BJ blew right to privacy

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Re: Pregnant women + very drunk

Also - Welcome to Gloucestershire!

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Osbo: Choose a f*cking IoT fridge. Choose spirit-crushing driverless cars

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Drop BT and give contract to VM and other Fibre Optic companies?

No, as I suspect BTs power of lobbying whips goes unchallenged as usual.

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Health & Safety is the responsibility of Connor's long-suffering girlfriend

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Instead of fixing the problem immediately

...You should write an elaborate and complex Neural network system that lays over the crappy code to help it function correctly! [true story]

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Panda antivirus labels itself as malware, then borks EVERYTHING

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Re: Straight answer to stopping a viral infections is to...

"Java (ask.com) and Divx (Wajam) is Pirated Software? I didn't know that!"

I don't need DivX, why would I need DivX? - OH right, it's used for 'ripped' stuff, right?

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Re: Straight answer to stopping a viral infections is to...

If you don't download shit you won't get shit, stop blaming the computer, it's YOU!

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Straight answer to stopping a viral infections is to...

Stop using pirated software!! FOR EVER.

That copy of Photoshop you happen to have is not as innocent as you think, you don't know what it's allowing in, and most importantly, what it's sending out.

Just use MS Security Essentials - if it's good enough for my 80 year old Dad, then it's good enough for me. Neither of us download software from dodgy sites, anyway.

It's sad to think that some people would simply not believe me, but that pirating kid grew up.

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BBC: We'll give FREE subpar-Raspberry-Pis to a million Brit schoolkids

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So why is it a "subpar - RPI"?

There are no specs for the thing yet? Are there?

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Super SSD tech: Fancy a bonkers 8TB all-flash PC?

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The author needs to delete some crap

...off his Mac. Especially all that naughty media stuff.

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Out of time: Huawei, LG unveil watches nobody wants to buy

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Re: I just want...

Because designing my own watch face would be great fun, besides, nice looking watches cost a lot of money.

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I just want...

I just want a normal watch with a round digital face. A face that's always on, and it's design can be changed via a USB connection. Just a simple watch. Why do they always have to be 'smart,' it's stupid.

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Windows XP's market share grows AGAIN!

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Why doesn't MS make 10 look just like XP?

It doesn't look like XP because these supposed 'designers' can't bring themselves to understand that people actually liked the friendly look XP had. Oh no, it's got to be all modern and swishy - and completely unfamiliar. Fecking eedjuts.

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Tulsa woman bludgeons man mercilessly with laptop

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"feel asleep"??

Spell checkers do not replace humans!

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STOP! Pebble Time: New color watch clocks up $5m on Kickstarter

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It animates so quickly!

How the heck did they do that? Amazing.

I think it does need a little more contrast though, as the colours are a bit pale.

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The finest weird people in the world live here, and we're proud of it

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Sometimes the word 'Brits' comes across as slightly derogatory. I wish people would stop using it- especially those living in the old British colonies!!! :D :p

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: El Reg eggs Benedict

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As I said before...

There HAS to always to be an egg on top! No matter what you fry up.

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Something Coming Through – aliens, LA noir, techno-thriller, dystopia ALL in the mix

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Damn it!

I'm not buying a blooming cookery book!

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El Reg chefs whip up Post-Pub Noshographic

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Whatever mess you fry up, always remember...

...It's better with an egg on top!

- ALWAYS.

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Vint Cerf: Everything we do will be ERASED! You can't even find last 2 times I said this

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Re: Not really much of a problem

The Bieber story will be told and re-told with more and more embellishment over the next thousand years, until all the rhetoric will be written down freshly from snippets of teenage writings and Lo, he'll appear to be a Jesus like figure - it's what happens, you know.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The Red Dwarf chilli chutney egg sarnie

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Re: Encona?

So what if it's mere ketchup.

If the recipe included ketchup, then you should try it. Or perhaps you should just replace all the condiments with raw Carolina Reaper Chillies instead, and stop being a pussy. :)

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The Interview? Kim Jong-Un, you really shouldn’t have bothered

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Re: have to agree

'Turned it off' - So you didn't see it at the cinema then?

And there's no point in watching something for 4 minutes, you can't gain anything from doing that.

It was meant to be tasteless. It was quite amusing when Jong-Un and Skylark's personalities hit it off, when all along it was Jong-Un pretending.

The insane gore seemed a little weird though.

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'Tech' City hasn't got proper broadband and it's like BT doesn't CARE

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"The water is just trickling out of the taps!!" - the man

.."What's wrong with you, you've still got a water supply, right?!" - the agent.

Supplied water - contract covered. Job done.

In all seriousness though, I wonder how much their productivity would increase if they had NO internet at all?... Not to mention you lot. :p

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Ireland: Hey, you. America. Hands off Microsoft's email cloud servers

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So if the Houses of Parliament are now using the latest MS Word for documents...

...and have switched to cloud storage...does this matter?

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Blade Runner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it

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It's easy to forget that critics hated Blade Runner!

Most gave it about 2 out of 5 at the time!

Whenever I saw one of those film Critic Books you used to be able to get, I'd search through for Blade Runner and see how well it had done, and it was always panned - I never bought any of those film books of course as I presumed they would be wrong about other films as well, as they had no sense of spectacle, or atmosphere.

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