* Posts by Zot

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Směrť Špionam! BAN Windows 10, it SPIES too much, exclaim Russians

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WTF is America doing to our computers!

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Amazon to trash Flash, as browsers walk away

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Re: Why does The Register still use flash?

Laziness, probably.

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Does this mean WebGL...

...Will be flashing and blinking adverts at us now, or is it all going HTML 5.

I've always thought that flash had amazing compression technology for images and 'movies', but it left itself open to abuse far too easily, and so it must go.

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Have an iPhone? Mac? Just about anything else Apple flogs? Patch now

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Meh

Re: Hope, both.

I couldn't give a rat's monkeys.

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Carphone Warehouse coughs to MONSTER data breach – 2.4 MEELLION Brits at risk

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"additional security measures"

[in a Forest of Dean voice]

Yarp, 'cos down the forest we don't lock our doors, see! No need to, right?

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Want to download free AV software? Don't have a Muslim name

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Re: so now tha bad guys

"Anonymous Coward"

...Is the reason this list exists, unfortunately.

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Windows 10: A SYSADMIN speaks his brains – and says MEH

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Meh?

It's supposed to be boring, it's a fracking operating system!

That's all it is.

My main concern - is the release version going to leak personal data?

It would be just too easy for MS to leave the debugging streams on, because they can. And how long will it be before the scandal breaks and we get pro MS types blogging, "well I've got nothing to hide, so I don't care..."

MS would be in a lot of shit if they get found out though, surely?

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If Microsoft made laptops, it'd make this: HP Spectre x360

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If Microsoft?

if Microsoft made laptops, it'd make this: The Surface.

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Acer Revo One RL85: A pint-sized PC for the snug

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Just buy this instead

A Minix Neo. I bought a quad core windows 8.1 machine for £110, and it fits on the palm of my hand. Amazing. And I see there's an Android one for £59.

I would use a keyboard and mouse with the Windows one, because their support for the AirMouse is terrible on Windows.

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Grooveshark cofounder Josh Greenberg dead at 28

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Huh?

How can they say there's "no foul play" if 'the cause of death has not yet been determined"?

Office:- "We dunno, therefore no-one else did it, right!"

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Wristjobs, whopping big 4Kers and fondleslabs: Currys' Xmas tech

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Re: "...if the £1,000 price tag the Currys chap quoted is to be believed..."

4 years ago their HDMIs were £95 when I bought my TV. I tried to explain to the kid salesman that it's all digital, so the signal doesn't degrade, it either makes the connection or it doesn't, but that means they can't do their job of pushing cables! Gold plate my ass!

I got one for 32p on Amazon (true). And no, it's not a loose fit!

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Microsoft sez soz over Windows 10 'freebie' balls-up

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Re: Pricing Structure...

They could also follow Apple and deny or just not say anything about any mistakes or problems.

It should be free or at least cheap. It's only on OS after all.

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DEATH by VEGETABLES: Woman charged with killing boyf using carrots. And peas

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Death by flying, filled metal containers...

...is a bit Croc Dundee, but it's hardly death by vegetables is it? But I guess it wouldn't be as funny.

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FLICK my FLINT and SNIFF my TREE on the streets of Naples

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I was struck by the poverty of the place.

And when I was there the mafia run rubbish collection group had gone on strike for quite a while, the rubbish was strewn high at the end of streets. It was a hot week, and it stank.

But I enjoyed the visit to Ercolano (Herculaneum)! Just not the train journey, packed full of kids selling shoes etc and assorted poor people.

It makes you thankful for what you've got though, of course.

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NOBODY reading your Facebook post? TOUGH LUCK, sez Zuck

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I've payed Facebook to push

posts from my business. I'm sorry, but it's key worded advertising worked better than Google. So I'll be using them again.

Even though I don't really like Facebook, or use it personally. It doesn't mean I can't use it to reach people.

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INTERNET of BOOBS: Scorching French lass reveals networked bikini

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Re: Why IoT

Yeah, we got the joke.

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Entertaining prospect: Amazon Fire TV Stick

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Re: Kodi/XMBC

Did you get the remote to work with it as well?

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BBC, Facebook steer users to vuln-afflicted Unity Web Player plugin

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The view from Unity...

...seems reasonable to me:

"WEB PUBLISHING FOLLOWING CHROME NPAPI DEPRECATION"

http://blogs.unity3d.com/2015/05/28/web-publishing-following-chrome-npapi-deprecation/

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Unity wants to move away from needing a plugin as well.

The web player is very nice, and can run full 3d games with audio, but soon they're planning on converting the JIT code straight into JavaScript, which means the plugin is not needed at all.

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Taming the Thames – The place that plugged London's Great Stink

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Re: Charlton

"That's absolutely astonishing. I had no idea that olympic swimming pools were already used as a measure of volume 35 years ago."

Yeah, and since the Paris Olympics in 1924 it seems.

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WOODEN computer chips reveal humanity's cyber elf future

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Future engineers...

Muggle - "Hey! This OS is getting slower and slower!

OS engineer, " Ah, you've clearly got one of them Fungal Viruses in there, sir! Here, use this spray four times a day and it'll be up and about in no time."

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Amazon sighs, may slip hands into trousers to pay some UK corp tax

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Re: Prime

I quite like Prime, so I kept it on. My old PS3 has free Amazon software to play the Prime TV shows - at least I got to watch the latest Ripper Street and Vikings series 3. Not to mention many other shows like Black Sails, plus some films.

But I have to take care to only watch the 'free' Prime stuff, as other things can get quite expensive.

The cheap delivery discounts are really only secondary to me.

I'm glad to see they are finally paying some TAX, the cunts.

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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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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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