* Posts by Captain Scarlet

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Windows 10 heralds the MINECRAFT-isation of Microsoft

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Re: Uh, yeah ....

Maybe they mean 3D virtual Reality Solitaire (The thing people used to waste time on before Social Networking appeared) is coming?

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Spinning rust into gold: WD profit grows ... though sales dip

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NAS effect

I wonder if people are still getting NAS's, must admit recently brought one over Christmas so slapped in some WD Reds so obviously would have brought more HD's than I would have for a normal machine.

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Spartan on Windows 7? Microsoft is 'watching demand'

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Hmm does that mean

MacOS/Droid/Linux (Other Operating Systems are available) users can demand it as well?

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Pull up the Windows 10 duvet and pretend Win8 and Vista were BAD DREAMS

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Re: Most hated version of Windows

I only ever saw Windows ME installed from factory, around that time was when a lot of people were buying their first computers.

My own an Evesham Vale machine (So no my experience is not with a dodgy copy) came with 128MB ram, it was unusable and crashed minutes in on its first boot. It was okish with 512MB of ram but a costly upgrade at the time that most people could not afford.

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Most hated version of Windows

Sorry but for me this is still Windows ME.

I've had Vista nag me (Which can be turned off) and Windows 8 is just Windows 8 (Shell Replacements can still customise the experience) but they don't randomly blue screen and require OS rebuilds every 6.2 miliseconds

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2014 in infosec: Spammers sneak small botnets under the wire, Java is dull

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I thought Silverlight was dead but I still see it on lots of machines along with Java and the Ask Jeeves toolbar.

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Video nasty: Two big bugs in VLC media player's core library

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Re: Responsible security research, he's heard of it

"So, he didn't try the latest VideoLAN build where he would have found that the bugs weren't there"

Maybe he did and realised they had already fixed it, so decided to disclose it before the fix was released to get rich and internet famous.

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LIFELESS BEAGLE on MARS: A British TRIUMPH!

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Re: ALIENS!!!!!

Yes that's exactly right, no alien Mysterons to see here

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TERROR in SPACE: ISS 'Nauts end panic by switching computer off and on again

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Re: Can you believe it?

Here we say have you done an "Initial Power Load"

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Remember Corel? It's just entered .DLL hell

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Re: 100 Million?

Correction: Do they still give copies of old versions of their software for the price of the mag?

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Re: 100 Million?

Do they really still give us free copies of old versions of their software!

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This $10 phone charger will wirelessly keylog your boss

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Re: Wires FTW

Never like getting anyone Wireless objects, they always disappear or people prank other people by swapping similar looking devices around (But mostly because I'm cheap and it comes out of our budget).

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LICK THAT ATM: Diebold and Corning debug displays

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Oh Blast

Now after reading the first sentence I'll have to wash my hands every time I use a Cashpoint!

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Mirror, mirror: Seagate shows off 1TB data shiny at HDD beauty contest

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Re: Hard drives as decorative furniture! Hah!

Or said data thief replaces it with a door wedge

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Cheap Android phones? Bah! How about a $29 mobe from Microsoft?

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Re: Perfect second phone for music festivals and similar

Apart from the people and companies who buy Lumia's

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The weirdly-synched life of the Google Nest household

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Whirlpool

So if you want to do the washing it will not do anything noisy until you leave, its bad enough waiting for a regular washing machine to finish, let alone having to leave the house!

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UKIP website TAKES A KIP, but for why?

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Re: They arent a serious party..

Did someone mention politics, think I'll grab my coat.

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‘Get off of my Cloud’ Verizon tells users ahead of 48-hour maintenance outage

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Re: WTF?

I think they need to state what the improvements are, are they so large they require new drivers to be installed to all the hosted vm's/instances/More Cloud Lingo.

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Office MACROS PERIL! Age-old VBScript tactic is BACK in biz attack

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Re: This is so 90's

Yeah what we need is a good old Floppy Disc virus, I'll crack out the usb to floppy adapter.

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Re: "newly discovered attack" ??????

Yes but becomes annoying for users who use VBA enabled Office docs on a regular basis.

I've simply nicked a bit of VBA code so it will add our managed folders and stop flagging them as I we do want users to have to give permission to run code from files which aren't in our managed folders (Although they would probably run it anyway and then complain).

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NORKS? Pffft. Infosec bods BLAME disgruntled insiders for savage Sony hack

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Re: THe problem with the FBI...

Maybe the FBI just wanted to unleash Chuck Norris on them

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South Korea says NUCLEAR WORM is nothing to worry about

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I did that once, it wasn't much fun especially when the powers that be realise what they agreed to when it was implemented.

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Buses? PAH. Begone with your filthy peasant-wagons

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Re: The best urban transport

Like all users one out of a hundred can do something wrong and obviously you will hate all of them.

Everyone needs to give each other space, look and get some f&*#ing patience, almost killing yourself to get somewhere 2 seconds earlier is stupid.

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Plusnet could face DATA BREACH probe over SPAM HELL gripes

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Re: Never really understood

'Vineland, NJ 08360'

Oddly that's on another email account I use at work but not one I have used with PlusNet/BT.

My account with PlusNet was setup in 2012, you can check my posts as I whinged about Virgin Media and BT Infinity being in the next street but not the one I was on.

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Re: Never really understood

I haven't noticed any increase in spam myself to my personal email address (I left PlusNet about 2 months ago)

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BOFH: A miracle on PFY Street

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Cant do that anymore

We have to hand over any gifts to a specific department, fill out paper work and then watch as they are raffled out a few weeks before the end of year, because they fear its a bribe.

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HOLD IT! Last minute gifts for one's nerd minions

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:O SPAZ 2

Take my money now Minmax!

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Google's first stab at control-free ROBOT car rolls off the line

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Re: "We have arrived Sir."

Why does this sound like James May from Top Gear?

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Independent inquiry into British air-traffic-control IT nightmare

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Re: Vince Cable

Its nearing elections so obviously trying to get people to vote for him because he whinged at something.

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It's nearly 2015 – and your Windows PC can still be owned by a Visual Basic script

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Re: Users want bling

Nope, its what I see when I look at the Windows 8 start menu thinking its a blinged up Windows 3.0.

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Re: Users want bling

But no-one wanted Windows 8 (Which to me just seemed like Eye Cancy, but then again I thought the same thing about Windows XP when I was a Windows 2000 user)?

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Mom and daughter SUE Comcast for 'smuggling' public Wi-Fi hotspot into their home

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Why do I imagine

Dogbert has something to do with this lawsuit

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Chinese responsible for 85 per cent of website scams

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Re: Some of us are fortunate

I have seen countless people with such emails click the links, a quarter of people think something looks wrong but click it anyway.

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Give nerds their own PRIVATE TRAIN CARRIAGES, say boffins

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Nerd Carriage

I would steer clear as it would be a hotspot for getting your stuff swiped whilst you are playing flappy bird *COUGH* I mean working.

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Customers RAGE after Webfusion goes TITSUP

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UKDedicated, 34SP, Hostroute are hosts I am aware of and I personally consider premium hosts.

However this is my opinion and you are more than free to list said hosts however you want.

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World's best threat detection pwned by HOBBIT

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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials pwned.

Ifs its a virus that isn't known about on the time of infection then how would it stop it, no-one runs virus scans these days they expect whatever AV product they have to protect against everything.

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BOFH: Everyone deserves a little DOWNTIME

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Make one up

The other ip he commanded to reset released the safety control on the accountant eating vacuum cleaners

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BlackBerry will pay you $$$s to be its friend and dump that iPhone

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Re: Stupidity at Blackberry

What about the Apple customers who are potless and still want a new flashy phone?

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Yes, UK. REST OF EUROPE has better mobe services than you

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Re: Reliability is important

Have to agree, with me O2 infuriates me anywhere within the M25.

I can have a 4G connection yet have a 56k experience, yet I go up north and find I get Edge/3G and it goes full whack.

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UK cops: Give us ONE journo's phone records. Vodafone: Take the WHOLE damn database!

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I doubt anyone will tell the truth now, both are likely to be in a damage limitation mode as I suspect some Corp will see this as an easy bag to get a bag of cash off someone.

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Re: We need the tainted evidence laws of civilized countries

Erm a criminal act which was Vodaphone giving it to them and then claiming "Oh wait it was Corrupt"?

Vodaphone should give more details on what the rozzers requested

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SanDisk vows: We'll have a 16TB SSD WHOPPER by 2016

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If I had a SSD that was 16 TB I would flog it and buy whatever I thought was reasonable instead.

Also I need a new Mysteron detector to check our alien friend above

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Too 4K-ing expensive? Five full HD laptops for work and play

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Re: Call me lazy

hmm this comment is very similar to the one about vacuum cleaners

I think I see a pattern forming

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You stupid BRICK! PCs running Avast AV can't handle Windows fixes

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Re: Anti-virus

Another Eset user ere

I use Eset Nod32 for myself and have 4 Licenses for the suite for family (I would have 5 but am then forced to go for a small business one, there is a 5 device 5 mobile family pack but I don't have the need to protect 5 mobile devices or have to re-enter username and password details for members of the family).

It can be configured to be quiet, upgrades mean not needing to reinstall anything or activating as it uses a username and password system. I wish it would auto upgrade to new major releases like it does with smaller releases.

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BOFH: WHERE did this 'fax-enabled' printer UPGRADE come from?

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Copier Contract Company

My lord they actually removed settings off, never seen that before for any of the companies my work places have used before.

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Are MPs smarter than 5-year-olds? We'll soon find out at coding school – Berners-Lee

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Re: OMG

I can see this ending up as another Committee for something

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Fasthosts goes titsup, blames DNS blunder

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Re: Loss of service

Normally the TOS will have some way of basically saying we won't pay you for anything but an act of god.

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Broadband sellers in the UK are UP TO no good, says Which?

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ADSL

As far as I am concerned these days whatever provider you use ADSL speed will never improve, the only difference is the Fibre to Cabinet offerings.

I always tell people not to believe adverts and go for a reputable company (Almost no-one ever listens).

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'Open source just means big companies can steal your code.' O RLY?

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Re: Jeremy Clarkson

I didn't see it fitting in with the Clarkson style of needing tyre squealing/smoke whilst shouting "POWER", V8's and requiring something to explode.

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BAD SANTA: Don't get ripped off this Christmas

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Re: Further shopping tips

"Pay Pal on eBay"

You don't really have a choice on eBay of who to use, although you can use another service it requires people to be less lazy.

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