* Posts by Hellcat

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First pics of flagship Lumias for 18 months released … or maybe not

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Its a phone - looks alright

Not sure when "flagship" meant "must be made of materials not best suited to being used in a handheld mobile device - but look nice". Polycarbonate is fairly resistant to scratching, doesn't smash or dent when dropped, doesn't prevent signal to radios and can be made into a multitude of shapes while retaining stiffness. If the guts inside the shell are decent specification what's wrong with that?

Mines the one with the phone in the pocket that isn't pretending to be an iphone.

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Windows 10 is FORCING ITSELF onto domain happy Windows 7 PCs

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That won't guarantee anything.

You must return your PC equipment to the place of purchase, sell all your wordly goods, give away the money to charity and move to a uninhabited island in a remote location. Scotland for example.

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Did you try downloading and running the update tool?

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10

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Re: blaming slack admins for this one

Zero sympathy here either. People doing half a job on the cheap causing issues for themselves, or the poor sod who takes over in in the future.

Putting computers and users into a managed domain then leaving the updates to esentially the consumer arm of Microsoft? If you can't afford to do it properly in the MS model don't do it. Use any of the cheaper or free methods.Use linux. Use local accounts. Same for people losing the last (and only) DC in their AD forest - Let me show you my symapthetic face.

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Power Bar: EE was warned of safety risk BEFORE user was burned in explosion

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Am I missing something?

It's said she was asleep with the bar charging from her laptop. Was she sleeping holding the bar, or was there something else going on causing her to get the burns?

When things explode my first reaction isn't "better go grab it"

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Slippery Windows Updates' SOAP bubbles up SYSTEM priveleges

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Re: Oh dear

Downloading content from another machine is quite different to a hack which relies on already having admin rights over the target.

You can't roll that comment out on EVERY article that has the words Windows and Updates in it you know!

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Moronic Time cover sets back virtual reality another 12 months

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Re: "a 22-year-old billionaire who hangs out with Mark Zuckerberg"

Came here for this comment.

Was not disapointed.

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Windows 10 Start menu replacements shifting like hot cakes

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Re: I like the new menu. Very easy to get as you wish.

I like your 7 downvotes for managing to install Win 10 and then having your own opinon that you like it.

Perhaps the Open source community are not so open to opinions that do not match their own?

My guage of computer usability - my parents - has shown that they have managed the transition from 7 to 10 better than they did from XP to 7. Their intensive training included "here is how to switch users" and being on hand while they setup onedrive. Since they have no other backup it seems better than nothing.

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Stop forcing benefits down my throat and give me hard cash, dammit

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Re: Great idea!

Perhaps he means anti-symantec?

That's a force we could all get behind.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 Torrent-U-Like updates GULP DOWN your precious bandwidth

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Still...

a million times safer than 99.9% of the DOWNLOAD NOW buttons on most legit software sites.

I've a few games that update using a small number of super nodes feeding into torrenting clients. I'm guessing they didn't just throw this feature in, and will have thought about getting the security in place. Certificates and checksums should make this a non-issue.

If you don't want it - switch it off.

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Edge out rivals? No! Firefox boss BLASTS Microsoft's Windows 10 browser brouhaha

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MY software

Unless you're a majority shareholder in Microsoft, I'm guessing what you actually have is a licence to use their software.

I've no issues with how they've bundled things. Life would be traumatic if every single feature or function of the OS was treat like the browser.

Open calculator. You have a choice of calculators, please choose from the list or search...

Open notepad. You have a choice......

Providing there isn't anything actually blocking me using a different product if I want to (looking at you Apple...) I've no issues them providing their own. If I don't like it, I'll install something else and use that instead.

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NSPCC: Two nonces nailed by cops every day

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Re: 50 days in a year?

"in 100 criminal cases taken to court"

Perhaps there is an average 7.3 persons per case taken to court? That's literally the only way I can get the headline number.

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Two per day over two years = 100?

Wait... what?

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Even Microsoft thinks Outlook is bloated and slow

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If they were really bored and just had to create an app...

Why didn't they create a replacement for the unified messaging they killed off on Windows phone?

One of the best features was a single hub where texts, facebook, skype etc messages dropped in, organised by contact, with the ability to reply via any method. So you could be having a SMS conversation with someone, and need to send a photo, so you send the next message via facebook messenger and attach the image without paying mms costs. Then they drop out of 3G coverage so you take it back to SMS - all without losing the context of your conversation.

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Jeep drivers can be HACKED to DEATH: All you need is the car's IP address

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Re: "If there's a shiny new Jeep Cherokee sitting in your driveway..."

... It's probably driven away by itself.

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Re: Once my

I'm guessing you don't realise that the part that breaks on car window mechanisims is usually the shuttle and cable system - a system that's pretty much the same for both electric and manual windows.

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UK.gov makes total pig's ear of attempt to legalise home CD ripping

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Re: How about....

You wouldn't steal sail a car...

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2015 Fiat 500 fashionista, complete with facelift

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Re: FUGLY

Please list the other cars that will comfortably seat 6 adults, or 3 up front with enough space in the boot to fit 3 mountain bikes stood upright - minus the front wheels.

If you have a need for a 'van' but don't want the insurance cost, or to suffer the purchase cost of a T4 transporter, the wide track Multipla is a hoot on backroads, especially the 1.9 diesel which tunes easily to 150bhp, and beyond if you're a bit mad.

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Fancy signing into Windows 10 with Office 365? WHOA there, my friend

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This has been going on for ages - the battle for who will be the single sign on in a Microsoft product - 365 or MSA.

Hardly unexpected though when you have 2 product teams working apart and eventually someone says - hey guys, we need cross product access.

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Windows RT on life support: Microsoft vows it won't pull the plug

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Re: Much reviled start screen... in context

With Windows 8.0 RT, it was a pain to try to switch to the desktop

I'm pretty sure there was a tile on the start screen for desktop, so the process was more like this:

Windows hot button, hit the desktop tile.

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Microsoft sprints to finish, emits possible Windows 10 RC build

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Paris Hilton

I think I re-installed sometime in the very early builds. I say think because I've rolled back a couple of times due to issues with some of the games I play and I've forgotten if this is a registered copy!

I guess moving to this build I might find out if I need to go get my Win 7 + upgrade to 8 upgraded to 8.1 key authorised for 10.

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Microsoft to Windows 10 consumers: You'll get updates LIKE IT or NOT

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Re: I used to be like you

Is the question

"Can I use this application/service/game on my laptop now it has Linux"

and your answer is

"No, they haven't made a Linux version"

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Run Windows 10 on your existing PC you say, Microsoft? Hmmm.

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Without getting my crystal ball out of the cupboard, I will have to imagine the OS will be made available in the same formats as previous recent releases.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=how+to+get+windows+8.1+iso&l=1

Seems a bit of a derp question. Microsoft have also not said that there will not be an ISO available. How about a bit of wait and see, unless you have insider (not the tech prev group) knowledge.

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And you got the win 10 install ISO where?

Given this is a Microsoft preview, this may surprise, but from Microsoft.

https://insider.windows.com/

Of course, 10 seconds with google would have answered that.

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Microsoft's Surface Hub mega-slab DELAYED 'cause you demanded it

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Re: They're mad

Seemingly not what your down voters wanted to hear either!

Going way back the gen 1 Surface RT we had developed a charging issue. This was fine until the younger son dropped the thing onto the pavement outside our house. Big scratches in the black aluminium and a couple of dents on the corners. Bugger I thought - no chance of getting that fixed now. Still, expecting the 'Sorry but that's accident damage' reply I boxed it up and dropped it off at a local DHL pickup point. Couple of days later and the support portal shows it as accepted. *Dances* I could have 'paid' for the up-front replacement unit after all! After a couple of weeks it arrives back - minus any accident damage. Not a bad outcome after all.

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We tried using Windows 10 for real work and ... oh, the horror

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Is Windows 10 ready for the enterprise? No.... but

neither is Windows 7, until you apply a suitable created GPO.

There are so many parts to Windows that you do not want in anything bigger than a corner shop, that having a GPO or at very minimum a local policy in place is a must. I've not tried it on WinX yet, but imagine it'll be the same. Cortana on the desktop? Disable. Default search from Start menu? Local Computer. One does not simply deploy Windows from the DVD into the org.

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Microsoft rushes out latest Windows 10 build. 300 fixes? Pff, whatever

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Re: yaman tony

> Neither of which seem to have the ability to use upper case characters or punctuation.

Have you tried using case and punctuation on an iPad? Another stupid idea of copying the real world onto the screen. We don't need the keys to display upper or lower case as we can feel the shift key is pressed - that doesn't translate over to a touchscreen.

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Re: Don't forget your SSID!

Please tell me you're just a casual browser here, and don't actually work in IT.

There's a load of ways of disabling wifi sense from sharing to your 'known contacts' - note not unknown.

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UH OH: Windows 10 will share your Wi-Fi key with your friends' friends

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Re: Security

Perfectly good idea. If you protect your network only at the boundary, you're always vunerable should a trusted person or device being something inside of your network. Not that you shouldn't boundary protect - but it shouldn't be your last line of defence.

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Re: Someone else is sharing what I told them in confidence

Or you could, if they have Wifi sense enabled, choose not to share that network via Wifi sense?

If they later choose they want to give their contacts access to your wifi by sharing it over wifi sense, they will need to enter your password again.

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Re: A Stalker's Dream

A stalkers dream indeed, if stalkers dream about accessing the internet over someone elses internet connection.

A Wifi sense accessed network will only allow access to the internet. I've not looked into the feature thoroughly enough to see if that is based on gateway address, DNS servers or something else within Windows.

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Re: So let me get this straight

Just an idea, though : maybe you could disable sharing passwords that you acquired by being shared them ? In other words, my friends get my password, but not their friends ?

You can't disable the function, because it's not possible. As it has been since Wifi Sense was introduced, the access is only shared with your contacts. Your contacts cannot share access to your system with their contacts because they don't have the password.

In this way it is more secure than giving them the password, as they cannot pass it on. What the feature really needs is the ability to pick and choose which of your contacts is allowed to use your Wifi.

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Microsoft U-turns on 'free' Windows 10 upgrade promise for ALL previewers

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Re: 'registered MSA connected to their PC'

"An interesting point not touched on anywhere is that (at least so far), Win10 will only allow one MSA to be linked to a PC. That means that a Win10 machine cannot be fully used as a multi-user machine (eg two people using it with separate accounts having separate MSAs)."

You must be holding it wrong. I have 2 MSA accounts attached to my WinX PC. Both appear on the login page, and have separate profiles and apps synchronised to the cloudy evilness.

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Microsoft picks up shotgun, walks 'Modern apps' behind the shed

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Re: Windows RT users – both of you

Wait... there are 3 of us?

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Scientists love MacBooks (true) – but what about you?

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Re: My Tuppence Worth

The problem with Macbook Pros is that they are sold by Apple, and Apple can't be trusted with anything, ever. They not only don't have our best interests in mind, they aren't even trying very hard to hide it any more.

Cloud first, mobile first. Staff, partners, developers and customers last.

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Windows 8.1 market share grows, Windows 7 slips, Windows 10 lurks

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What's the point in recording the stats to a 0.01 level when you can't agree on the 2nd significant number?

Is it almost 58, or only just 53? There is obviously a big margin for error, but this isn't mentioned here.

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One USB plug to rule them all? That's sensible, but no...

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Re: The USB

I thought I saw a firewire cable in the wild, but it was just a Cisco gigastack.

Better get back to counting my collection of hen's teeth.

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It is to be followed by Mega speed, Ultra speed M-M-M Monster speed.

Insiders say the demand for even faster USB is ludacris, however their reaction to a proof of concept USB 8.0 was "holy shit!"

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Re: Mag-safe

MS Surface have magnetic power connectors so Apple can't have the complete monopoly on that function.

I agree however, that mag power cables are fantastic. I saw it first on a macbook, and was a reason for buying the surface. It's been used in anger many, many times and I wish I had it on my phone which has been launched at high speed due to several leg-in-loop-in-wire incidents.

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Re: USB-C is a big mistake

What? Scaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

<mandatory Monty P reference>Now you need to decide if I was typing aaaaaaaaaaaaaaa or being eat by a Syndicat des Constructeurs d'Appareils Radiorécepteurs et Téléviseurs demon.</MP ref>

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Microsoft: Here's what you'll cough up for Windows 10 next year

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Re: Windows Update Disaster

Patches will be tested by home users (the fast circle) before being released into the enterprise versions. I think you'll find the number of patch testers is about to increase massively.

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Swordfish fatally stabs man after man stabs, fatally, swordfish

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Re: Hmmm...

I've met or known of a few people who "everyone was scared of" over my lifetime. Perhaps I should introduce them to spear fishing?

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Win Phone to outgrow smartmobe market for next four years

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You can buy an Android for £20, with no money from the app store going to the manufacturer, so it can't cost that much to make a handset.

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Re: 4 million phones per day

I was fairly impressed by Apple's ability to drop however many hundreds of thousands every hour in order to satify their demand at launch time, even taking into account the manufactured scarcity. But overall, as an industry 4 MIIIIILLION a day is bonkers.

Then again, I'm equally impressed with how much of everything else we take for granted. The amount of tarmac used to create just the UK road network - how big a pile would that that be, and would it be enough to fill in all the potholes?

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Last flying Avro Vulcan, XH558, prepares for her swan song

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Once in a lifetime, nay, eternity event

I was part of the crowd at RAF Waddington who witnessed the last 2 flying Avro Lancasters meet the last flying Avro Vulcan. I feel more than just a little sad to know this will never. ever, happen again, but very happy to know that I was there to see, hear, smell and feel these incredible aircraft passing by.

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Airplane HACK PANIC! Hold on, it's surely a STORM in a TEACUP

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Re: Hrumph

Better watch out for more from DEFCON this year given the security incident.

DEFCON? What is it?

It's a big conference of hackers, but that's not important right now.

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Apple threw its TV out the window after years of research: report

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And in other news...

Man with reportedly $2.5 Billion of Apple shares attempts to drum up interest and raising of Apple share value.

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New Windows 10 Mobile build brings Universal Office Apps to phones

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Re: Are there any insiders with a working Lumia left to test Windows 10 Mobile.

If you're building, or rebuilding your PC that often - how about preparing for it? Slipstream the updates into your build DVD and then you'll not need to spend as much time patching.

http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/79853-integrate-updates-into-windows-7-installation-media#how_to/79853-integrate-updates-into-windows-7-installation-media

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Stolen an Apple watch? Want to pawn it off? Good news!

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Re: I don't think

Try telling that to Bernie Ecclestone, although I guess he wouldn't be seen dead with a cheap-ass $17,000 watch on his wrist!

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BARMY bio-boffins are growing DINOSAUR SNOUTS on CHICKENS

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If they wanted to see what a dino-hybrid looks like then go no further than the seagull.

Not the weedy in-land seagulls but the super-angry, bite your head off as soon as look at you herring gull. If there ever was a barely evolved dinosaur roaming the planet then this is it. To see one grab a songbird that happend to be hopping past, and neck it down in one was like a real life man-on-the-toilet scene from Jurassic Park. Brutal!

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