* Posts by lesession

18 posts • joined 21 Dec 2010

UK flights CRIPPLED by system outage that shut ALL London airspace

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Re: Pointless latest update

Because The Register believe that linux runs on fairy dust and the breath of unicorns, whereas naughty bad Windows doesn't and therefore that's why the outage has had such an effect ...

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Preview redux: Microsoft ships new Windows 10 build with 7,000 changes

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Re: Windows 10 ?

Is this going to be this release's 'bring back the Start menu'?

Every thread, every build, every discussion about W10, some wag is going to jump in and make a hilarious comment to the effect of 'where's Windows 9'?

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Web inventor Berners-Lee: I so did NOT see this cat vid thing coming

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Re: Whatever.

Whereas your contribution, on the other hand, is ...

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WHOA: Get a load of Asteroid DX110 JUST MISSING planet EARTH

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Video?

I can't make head nor tail of the time lapse video. It looks to me like every single star in shot is jumping about like a drunk at an office disco.

Is that the rock in the middle or a scratch on the lens?

If this is the quality of imagery they're working with no wonder they don't spot these things until they're sailing straight past ...

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Super Bowl's SUPER BALLSUP: CBS broadcasts Wi-Fi password

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'Welcome here' - odd, because that's exactly what the Broncos defence said to the Seahawks, every single time they got anywhere near the end-zone. So much so that they obliging handed over a safety with the very first play.

Hopefully both the Broncos and the command centre will hopefully be beefing up their security in the off-season.

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Thought your Android phone was locked? THINK AGAIN

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Raymond Chen

As Raymond would say, 'That rather relies on us being on the other side of that airtight hatchway' ...

If the black hat has already managed to get sufficient elevated privileges on the device to execute this exploit, isn't the game already over and the device already owned?

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Microsoft does a U-turn, releases Windows 8.1 to developers early after all

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Re: not on madn aa

> Also it appears to LACK an opton to upgrade with installed aps in place.

That's because this is a full operating system ISO for developers to test and develop on - the in-place upgrade is still being held back until 18th October.

As it says in the article and on every other bit of coverage on the Interweb.

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Yelling at mobes while driving just as bad as texting

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I'll 'watch out for bikers' the moment they start watching out for me. Round here a couple of the roads I regularly use are regarded as test tracks by bikers out from Manchester, and I've lost count of the number of times I've met some moron coming round a blind corner on my side of the road.

Like text-drivers and phone-drivers, I really don't mind if they want to kill themselves, but if they take me out as well I'll be extremely peeved ...

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Internet Explorer makes modest gains against Google Chrome

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Re: Lies, damned lies and ...

http://www.xkcd.com/978/

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Jackson’s Hobbit becomes a trilogy

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Where's the ambition?

Three films? Amateurs. That's nearly 100 pages a film. They've just made a full film of The Very Hungry Caterpillar which has only about 20 pages and very little dialogue in, and no CGI battle sequences whatsoever.

Peter Jackson is seriously underselling himself and his 'vision' - by that yardstick he should be able to screw at least 20 or 30 films out of The Hobbit.

The sooner Martin Freeman hangs up his prosthetic ears and feet and escapes back to make the third series of Sherlock the better.

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Matt Groening reveals location of Simpsons' Springfield

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Reminds me of ...

> So some might argue that the long running shows still pull out an

> occasional "gem". Is that really worth the pain and investment

> in the other 20+ episodes?

*cough* Doctor Who *cough*

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Sugar content now to be measured in Cadbury Creme Eggs

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Pint

Egg roller

The Coach House pub next to the Town Hall in Chester is currently selling the 'Egg Roller', which is a pint of beer with a creme egg smoothied into it.

I like creme eggs, and I like beer, but the combination is revolting ...

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So, what IS the worst film ever made?

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Lord Of The Rizzzzzz

Any of the Lord Of The Rings films - over-hyped, overacted, over-long and over here.

The Return Of The King was probably the worst, jeez that could have been done in about an hour and a half less than it took; just cut out all the long lingering looks, speak the pompous dialogue at a normal speed, and only use each bit of tacky CGI battle footage once, and the whole thing would have been over in 90 minutes tops.

The fact that they reckon they need 6 hours to do The Hobbit (that's well over a minute a page!) says it all.

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BBC iPlayer boss: smart TVs not sufficiently simple

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Panasonic

Several commentards have mentioned thir Samsung machines, so I just thought I'd put a word in for my Panasonic Viera.

Step 1: Cable from ethernet port on the back of the TV into the broadband router

Step 2: Watch IPTV services.

That's it - how hard was that even for a non-techie?

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Wikipedia simplifies article editing for world+dog

lesession

Obligatory xkcd reference

http://xkcd.com/978/

Sums up everything that is wrong with Wikipedia.

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Digital player maker 'incited consumers to break the law', says ASA

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+1 for Brennan, -1 for the complainant

I've owned a Brennan for just under a year & it's a brilliant bit of kit - easy to use, makes your entire collection accessible, helps you rediscover all sorts of hidden gems you've forgotten about in your collection (Was listening to The Barely Works only last night - how could I have forgetten about them!).

Let's hope that Brennan only benefit from all the extra publicity, find an acceptavble wording asap, and that the complainant goes away and shhrivels up with their three Matt Munro CDs.

And yes, let's also go after Microsoft, and Apple, and Creative, and Archos, and ...

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MSE releases revamped freebie malware scanner

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Gates Halo

Re: Automatic upgrade?

Ah, OK, answered my own question - if you do the download and run the installer on a machine that's got 1.x it does an upgrade.

I'll stop talking to myself now ...

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lesession

Automtic upgrade?

Does anyone know if this will automatically upgrade itself from a 1.x install to 2.0, or will we need to actively download & install the new version?

Can't see it on the MSE website, apologies if it's stated in big red flashing letters on the front screen ...

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