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Vulture trails claw across Lenovo's touchy N20p Chromebook

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Re: Yeah but...

With 16GB of storage it'll need to be put on a diet to fit in it.

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Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST

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Have to agree ditched my watch after getting my first mobile, as I used to work in a shop my watches would just get scratched or cracked anyway. Now I don't feel I need it, I mean most places have a clock, there is one in my car and on my computer so don't feel the need for one.

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'MYSTERIOUS PYRAMID STRUCTURE' found on COMET beyond Mars: Landing planned

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Re: Pyramid like?

Oi that's my stash of Ferrero Rocher, now Captain Black will likely be on his way to steal it!

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Nokia Lumia 735: Ignore the selfie hype, it's a grown-up phone

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Erm ok why has someone down voted everyone by one giving advice, I am giving advise based on the hardware I have in front of me (As many people know I am have a Q10 anyway so a Windows Phone isn't my choice of handset).

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On Windows 7 and with a Nokia Lumia 635's yes although its not assigned a drive letter.

It does nag to install Windows phone software though :(

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Microsoft: Yeah, about that 50% post-Christmas customer price hike...

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Re: 2015 will be interesting an interesting year..

The last time I tried to get the company stay on an existing version of office Finance basically slapped me down, they ended up with the latest version of Office as the existing version didn't support enough rows and columns :(

As Finance spread sheets spread like a virus everyone else in the company ended up requiring it as well.

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Top 10 SSDs: Price, performance and capacity

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Re: Just in time

Myself I went for a M550 250GB when it came out and will look to either replace it with a larger capacity drive when I come to it or just plonk another one in (Because I feel a tad lazy) and use it as a second drive. For me the right time to do it as I still have 100GB left on my SSD drive and hopefully when I need a larger one they would have fallen in price again.

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So long Lotus 1-2-3: IBM ceases support after over 30 years of code

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Re: Notes

If I am honest Email was just slapped on in Lotus Notes, items such as sending out of offices immediately instead of when an agent was scheduled. Since version 7 the email side started to get better and I still prefer version 8 over outlook (Apart from the horrendous start times of the full fat client). Since version 5 for basic Notes "programs" I haven't seen the need for the client, where possible forwarded users to the website, almost all features worked and stopped things like if a user opened more than 256 emails at once the tabs would disappear.

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Welcome the world's new Most Phished Country: Australia

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Re: Pre-paid credit card only touches the net here

All sounds good but I suffer from this condition called "Being a Lazy Git"

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BT claims almost-gigabit connections over COPPER WIRE

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Re: I wish they would give me something anywhere near that...

For me they said it'll come on such and such a date, but then on that date add a year as they have done for the past few years, NTL just told me to go away even though they keep spamming me with their offers I can't get.

*Waves fist with envy that a street away they have both NTL and BT Fibre to Cabinet Options*

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Titan falls! Blizzard cancels World of Warcraft successor

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Re: Cutting your losses can be applauded sometimes.

I see you learned from Duke Nukem Forever then!

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Supercapacitors have the power to save you from data loss

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My opinion is I would not want my SAN(s) to shutdown at the same time as my servers, in theory if everything is done writing would you worry about losing power?

If the SAN shuts down at the same time what about that crusty old Windows Server with a hideous program that takes 5 minutes to close that everyone has somewhere hidden from view?

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Heatmiser digital thermostat users: For pity's sake, DON'T SWITCH ON the WI-FI

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I bet the Utility Companies

Will be driving around ramping up everyone's heating so they can maximise their profits!

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Nvidia blasts sueballs at Qualcomm, Samsung – wants Galaxy kit banned

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Re: Whither Apple?

Except with ARM designs you can do whatever you want with it, add stuff, replace stuff or not include anything not required.

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Ballmer PERSONALLY wrote Windows' Blue Screen of Death text

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Re: mmmmmm.....

--Nerd Alert--

It depends what plugins are crowbarring their way into Lotus Notes, every AV with Lotus Notes monitor I ever saw managed to make it far more unstable and a nightmare when changing AV products (As Notes.ini can't be amended externally when its open).

Without the only issue I ever saw was users not using Ctrl - Break to stop whichever agent had got itself into a mess on the .nsf program (If you can call it that) being used.

--End Nerd--

Also if you want BSOD's run Windows ME with 128MB of ram

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BSOD > Bomb Icon

Always hated the Bomb kernel panic on old Mac OS's (Normally because it would mean having to rekey in stuff into the Filemaker pro DB the company I worked for then used), I think it should have been a troll icon.

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Epiphany hits Raspberry Pi founders, users

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Re: Re End User Desktop

hmm did Basic type programming on Windows 3.1 with Lego something or other.

Was fantastic until my brick sorting crane ignored a command and then ripped itself apart in front of the teacher. I do remember it as being a bit of fun which for most children it needs to be to start with.

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KER-CHING! CryptoWall ransomware scam rakes in $1 MEEELLION

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I estimate around a hundred down votes, lets pull up a chair and watch them roll in.

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Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables

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Re: HP Cables Here In The UK Have A Fault To

I can also confirm UK plugs are affected, I came across one this morning and checked.

In the middle of trying to get everyone to check everything as a precaution.

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Re: Really HP? Really! Even the power cables overheat!?

Your HP notebook computer should have an option in the BIOS to leave the fan always on when plugged in.

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Six of the best gaming keyboard and mouse combos

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Re: Hmmm

This doesn't surprise me, recently I got so fed up with keyboards missing key presses I went for a Mechanical one. Build quality on keyboards for me has gone downhill and even the ones at work I tend to replace every few months when they start requiring a hammer to register certain key presses.

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Researcher details how malware gives AV the slip

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Re: Virtual question

They seem to mention being able to try and hide from certain researchers, so they might also lookup the company name its registered to or for certain registration strings as well as looking for the obvious signs of a virtual machine.

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Re: The solution

Yes unless they have a horrid payload to try and spite researchers in which it might be a bad thing

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BT customers face broadband and landline price hikes

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Re: Looks like I got my timing bang on....

Just don't cancel early which I have just been forced to do, eye watering cancellation fee

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Galileo can't do the fandango: Two Euro GPS nav sats sent into WRONG ORBIT

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Re: "Sometimes wish I never gone up at all"

Trousers not Pants.

Marvellous that's sorted then, time for a Cuppa.

--SLURP--

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Leak: Intel readies next round of NUC

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Re: the latest and greatest

I want nice shiny and smooth visuals so I'll stick to requiring a discrete GPU. However a little machine like this is perfect for office and home office use and general entertainment and makes me wonder why so many set top boxes still are so large and oddly shaped.

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GitHub.io killed the distro star: Why are people so bored with the top Linux makers?

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Re: Booths?

"I'm pretty sure that the only reason for trade shows anymore is as an excuse for people to not be at work"

SSSHHHH! The PHB's might be looking at the comments!

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TV transport tech, part 2: From sofa to server at the touch of a button

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It probably is a rebadged Supermicro just with a sub vendor logo slapped on.

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Take the shame: Microsofties ADMIT to playing Internet Explorer name-change game

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Name

Browser

Sorry I am lazy :(

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Time to move away from Windows 7 ... whoa, whoa, who said anything about Windows 8?

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Re: Gartner is, as usual, smoking crack.

I complain about everything, its to hot, its to cold, why did no one refill the coffee jar, the copier is telling you to put paper in, but mostly I complain about software.

Take a crappy software package (Which I think is worse than Mac OS9) which appears to be made for Windows 3.1, which can be made to run on Windows 7. Its actually supported but hasn't been updated since the last ice age. Last year the server software (Which needs to be run on the console session and annoys me by randomly stopping every year demanding I click Oui) decided it had no disk space available when it had 40. Turns out a very old bug in their dev software where if you have exactly a multiple of 4GB of space free it decided it was out of space. Every new OS that comes out I ask will it run on so and so and get told, no idea please let us know and how you made it run.

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Seven Apple Store staff cuffed in alleged $500k stolen iPhone scam bust

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More resale value than what it looks like I'll get for my Q10 once my contract comes up for renewal!

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Brits' BORKED Samsung kit held up after repair centre slips into administration

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HP Repairs

Recent years I have been surprised with all the outsourcing, HP for instants use BT for repairs where as before it was I believe a proper HP engineer (Could be wrong).

If any companies have issues such as the service company or the company producing the tech quite often its the customer who gets the run-around.

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Pop-up ad man: SORRY we made such a 'hated tool', netizens

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Re: Authorship

Ah so he will be taken to court soon and forced to pay a few billion pounds.

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Who needs hackers? 'Password1' opens a third of all biz doors

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I know far to many users who use Password<number>.

They don't seem to get it that its a stupid password, as well as they don't understand why I am very annoyed by the cracked screen on their laptop, which magically appeared but also seems to be the same size as the paperwork they have in their other hand.

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NASA's rock'n'roll shock: ROLLING STONE FOUND ON MARS

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Phew

They didn't spot the double green rings

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Can't touch this! Microsoft joins OpenGL 3D graphics group

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Re: Eek. (@Captain Scarlet)

@ThomH "Internet Explorer was the default bundled browser with all Macs from 1998 until 2003 or so"

Which explains why I can't remember their being another browser on the system.

Learn something new everyday

*Shudders* OS9 X_x

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Re: Eek.

Or another release on MAC

/me remembers IE something on MAC OS9 because for some reason the company I worked for used it, exists nearest window

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Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner: Capital is top target for computer thieves, say police

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Re: An alternative viewpoint is...

What if I want to go to Lake Side?

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Why do Reg readers deserve the big bucks? Here's why...

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Re: Mordac

Except this years Dilbert desk calendar showed the pointy haired boss telling Mordac to lower the shields, in which he did!

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Stalwart hatchback gets a plug-in: Volkswagen e-Golf

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Re: Even skinny spares are a problem...

"I assume by odd size you mean a so-called "space saver" wheel"

Yes for some reason I couldn't recall what they were called, my wheel with tyre actually do fit in the hole, but the width means there is a bump in the floor.

"Not many of us carry a spare vehicle battery."

Good point but I tend to replace batteries on my car as soon as I'm aware they are on the way out, so far I've never had a flat battery (Although I have probably doomed myself to a flat battery now I have said that)

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Re: Even skinny spares are a problem...

I still prefer a spare (Full size as current odd size spare makes roundabouts rather more interesting). I've had to grab my car from a car park at around 8 o clock to realise I had a puncture, being 50 miles from home I checked and was unable to find anyone still open. Although my speed was reduced it got me home and I could just drive to a tyre shop the next morning.

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Cor blimey: Virgin Media pipes 152Mb fibre to 100,000 East Londoners

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Re: Reall???!!!

Same here except BT also trolls me >_<

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Cut price Android on steroids: OnePlus One – should we look gift horse in the gob?

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I would normally moan about not being extend storage, but 64GB would be more than enough for my needs. So far I have only ever required one 32GB sd card in my phone. However I don't use my phone to view videos on (Screen is to small).

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BOFH: The Great Backup BACKDOWN

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Re: responsibility

I remember disabling USB storage devices, I had to hide for weeks!

Weeks after several people brought in infected drives and they had to hide from the IT department (Its no wonder they outsourced us and changed our name).

Not Anon because I can't be bothered to click the Anon button

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Nintend-OH NO! Sorry, Mario – your profits are in another castle

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Re: They need to drop the gimmicks.

Have to concur the games had embedded tech from GameSpy which also affects a large amount of PC games when the service was discontinued. Developers who had not gone to another platform as Steam nowadays require to use services provided by volunteer communities. Console users have little hope of online games ever working again (Which is a shame as Mario Kart worked well on the wii)

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AVG stung as search revenue from freebie scanners dries up

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Re: What would you advise your Grandmother to use?

For myself I've come to the conclusion free AV's just aren't worth it.

I currently have Eset security suite on my parents computers and sisters which I renew yearly and do as part of their Christmas presents. The only issue tends to be renewal costs always cost more than buying from new and for more than 4 devices I am forced to go for a small business edition (Which is £20 more per machine, so at the moment I have a separate license for myself).

Of course you can use whichever AV you like, Eset means the username and password needs to be set and that's it unlike other renewals from other popular AV suites which require a new cd key. I've seen the cloud product from Symantec and although looked interesting is only really for businesses.

Yes it costs money but means less spam (AVG being one which confused family members whenever they released a new version).

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Nice computers don’t need to go to the toilet, says Barclays

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Odd in my Natwest the information desk will actually pay in Cheques (Although that was a few years ago), if they aren't busy.

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Trying to sell your house? It'd better have KILLER mobile coverage

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What they meant to say was people in their 40's

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SOULLESS machine-intelligence ROBOT cars to hit Blighty in 2015

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I want both

Traffic jams are just a bore and a major annoyance (Looking at you stupid SUV owner who just barged into my lane), I wouldn't mind having a car do the boring journeys for me and when the traffic clears up I'll drive (So that will be one day per year).

I wonder how automated cars will handle ice.

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Microsoft's Brit kid Cortana lands on UK WinPhone 8.1, but China's is the real cutie

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Terminator

neat additions to her personality

Hopefully the non psychotic kind

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