* Posts by Hellcat

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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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RAF radar station crew begs public for cash to buy gaming LAN kit

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Re: Priorities

Remain indoors, and remember

Do not think about the event.

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Time to get your babble on: Microsoft opens Skype Translator Preview to all comers

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The Skype Translator Preview is only available for Windows 8.1 users, however. Microsoft says it should also work on the Windows 10 Technical Preview, but attempts to get it up and running on that operating system here in Vulture West have, so far, proved fruitless.

Maybe that was

(•_•)

( •_•)>⌐■-■

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Lost in translation? Awwww yeah!

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What to do when the users are watching Nazi dwarf smut at work?

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Re: A bit idiotic

All bounced email goes to the IT manager's inbox? Seems a bit convenient to me.

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Hey! Want a FREE TOASTER that makes BITCOIN? What? You DO?

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That explains that then

If the heat is used for the toasting, and the aim is to run it as often as possible, then what you need is to make the owners want more toast.

Howdy doodly do. How's it going? I'm Talkie, Talkie Toaster, your chirpy breakfast companion. Talkie's the name, toasting's the game. Anyone like any toast?

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Windows 10 hands on: Build 10074 is for the brave - but it's pretty snazzy

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Playing around with Google for Work on my personal device (it's a testbed one, not my *real* one) I was irritated to see that now the device can conflate my personal gMail account with the one needed for work. Not what I want at all.

Crazy as it sounds but this is the purpose of being able to login with a 365 account. No longer will you need to login with a local or account linked to your personal hotmail.com account. You login with your company's 365 account, get their mail, their apps, their cloud storage, their contacts. This is why having the same option for Windows 10 phone is important - or at least some changes to the workplace functionality.

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Re: Office 365 integration

Personally thats the last thing I want. I only want my machines logging into online storage accounts when I want them to - not all the time

Then don't use it?

God forbid someone else may have different usage requirements to you.

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Re: We're all still way behind though...

Happy to see someone else who realises we're not testing a full build. They are changing and testing sections of the build using a common core.

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Re: Office 365 integration

If only they made it easier to find the local account option. Are all four options given in the same place or do you have to look for a link in 3 point font in order to create a local account?

I don't know. It's still in development! Adding a Win 7 machine to a domain is several clicks away, so don't be shocked if you need to 'find' the local account option. But it's not like you're going to have to hack the registry to get to it.

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Office 365 integration

At bloody last!

I hope this translates over to the Win phone also. The multiple Microsoft single-signon options for the same products was a significant pain in the arse for small businesses trying to make sense of it all.

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Intel has ambitions to turn modems into virtual servers and reinvent broadband

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For everyone wearing tin hats

...worrying about people hijacking your modem/router server, or having <insert favourite 3/4 letter acronym here> backdooring - how many of you have reviewed the hardware and sowftware of your existing dumb modem/router? Since we're just recently hearing of backdoors baked into existing dumb modems, it's likely they all have some of these vunerabilities that we just don't know about.

A massive increase of potential functionality is very tempting, based just on my own testing of a monowall firewall VM which runs on a tiny amount of resources. Private VPNs, VoIP gateways, so many interesting and exciting possibilities.

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Fondleslab deaths grounded ALL of American Airlines' 737s

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The real question is if Toni and Bill are related. If not, what were the chances of them both being on AA flights affected by the ipad crash and both heading to Twitter?

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Apple Watch HATES tattoos: Inky pink sinks rinky-dink sensor

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Well this escalated rapidly...

Dog tags work fine if you die from a gunshot or shrapnel, but not so well when there is nothing left to hang from.

Although having no tattoos myself, I'm firmly in the pro-tat camp.

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Apple to devs: Watch out, don't make the Watch into a, well, a watch

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Zap, darling...

By giving users any ability to customise the device would be "abdicating [their] responsibility as a designer". After all, they know better than us!

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Not so fast on FM switch-off: DAB not so hot say small broadcasters

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Re: TeamRock Radio ditching DAB

They probably mean via any number of streaming apps.

I've always used Tunin radio. Loads of stations, all on a standardised UI and available on almost all platforms including us weird Win phoners. Saves having to download an app per station - providing its not Android and iOS only!

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LenovOUCH expands bits-blistering bodgy battery boomerang

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Mushroom

Slight edit?

For a UK based site maybe you should include this bit...

•T430 (China and Europe only)

Posted from my Lenovo ThinkPad T43................ *BOOM*

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Google pulls plug on YouTube for older iPads, iPhones, smart TVs

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Re: The ONLY way to watch YouTube is...

Watching via Chromecast seems to free me from watching adverts - I guess they've had some money from me already though?

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Loose lips slip when Windows 10 ships: 'End of July' says AMD CEO

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Facts getting in the way of headlines?

The Win 10 phone tech preview, which just as a reminder is full of alpha and beta components, isn't bricking peoples phones - that was the recovery tool which looks to have been resolved.

As for the 100 days meaning the UI won't have time to change much - I've seen lots of changes in the UI over the course of the preview, and many significant ones just from one build to the next. I've no reason to think that any UI changes couldn't be introduced before the consumer preview, or the RTM version.

Com'on El Reg.

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Windows 10 MURDERED your Lumia? Microsoft says it may have a fix

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Re: And the fix is...

A phone you must have had nearly 2 years ago? Kudos for keeping it relevent. I had a Nokia 3210. The screen resolution was awful - not even colour! Would never buy Nokia again etc.

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What's that THUD sound? It's your Lumia's best feature after unflashing Windows 10

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Re: I know reality TV@ Hellcat

Mines been rock solid stable, and even on 10 tech preview, which is full of alpha and beta software it's still not crashing. Given there are reports of the 8.1 roll back tool not working, it would be pretty stupid to run it. A bit like patching to iOS 8.0.1 after the reports of how good it was?

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Re: I know reality TV

I got bored/brave/drunk earlier this week.

My 1020 seems to have survived - will hold off attempting to undo my rash decission until the stability of the 8.1 recovery tool has been looked into. A colleague who's 1020 has been crashing and generally not behaving itself since he got it from Fleebay managed the 8.1 - 10 - 8.1 dance, but wouldn't recognise his SIM on 10, and crashed during recovery, but despite the odds is back to its oringinal crashing on 8.1.

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Revealed: The AMAZING technology behind Apple's $1299 Retina MacBooks – a lot of glue

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I've only paid Apple price for a PC once, and that was a Vaio A217M bought around 2001. A positive beast of a laptop, only replaced due to needing a new keyboard which by 2008/2009 was nearly as expencive as a new laptop of similar performance. Over its 7 or so year lifetime I replaced the optical drive with a slot-drive DVD, replaced the HDD, upgraded the memory, repaired the power socket, wifi switch and right click , and washed the keyboard after several diet coke and pinot grigio incidents.

Other than there being a lot of screws to undo, nothing was glued in, or held with one-use clips. I wouldn't put that sort of value into a laptop again if it was effectivley scrap should anything go wrong with it outside the warranty.

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Microsoft points at Skype, Lync: You two, in my office – right now

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Authenticating via...?

So we have Skype for business authenticating with an Office 365 account, and Skype authenticating with a Microsoft/Live/Outlook.com account?

That's not confusing at all! Comon MS - single sign on!

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IWF took down over 31,000 child sexual abuse URLs in 2014

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Last year, most material was hosted in North America (56 per cent) and Europe, including Russia (41 per cent)."

So 97% is North America, Europe and Russia.

This means either only 3% is hosted outside these fairly well policed areas, or the task of looking at the relatively lawless South America and Asia hasn't even started yet?

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Why are enterprises being irresistibly drawn towards SSDs?

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Why is enterprise loving SSDs.

Simple. Money.

An SSD easily knocks 2 minutes (it's probably closer to 5 minutes) off our fat client bootup and login to usable desktop.

2 minutes (1/30th hour) x 5 days x 48 weeks x average hourly rate > Cost of buying an SSD.

And that's only over 1 year. Multiply by 3 or more years, and over 10,000 client devices and the productivity savings are massive*. Even the bean counters have to agree with that one.

*Yes I know it probably doesn't save the company real money as the users go for a smoke/coffee/chat at Dave's desk about that holiday he's just got back from but... when they get back it's ready for them, not sitting at 'applying your settings'.

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Rand Paul puts Hillary Clinton's hard drive on sale

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Re: the server was older

I've had just enough of your SAS matey!

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Apple's 13-incher will STILL cost you a bomb: MacBook Air 2015

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Re: Low res?

I think just the laptop and PSU in the laptop bag came to just over 3KG

Please...

Former Sony Vaio VGN-A217M lugger. 3.9Kg excluding the PSU and port replicator! Was a hell of a screen though.

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