* Posts by Boothy

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Flash zero day under attack

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WTF?

PC Steam Client

The only reason I still have Flash instead, is for the PC Steam Client.

Come on Valve, please extract finger and replace your vid functionality with something better than Flash, i.e. HTML 5 video or something similar..

I'll then be able to remove flash completely (other than what comes built into my Browser anyway).

Does the Linux Steam client/OS also use Flash for the vids? If not, update the PC client to be the same as the Linus client!

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Ailing AMD battered by goodwill, inventory charges

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Re: Eye off the ball

Innovation was the main thing they had going for them years back, I was quite a fan boy of theirs from around the K6 onwards, and each upgrade/rebuild always meant a new AMD, as they were so close to Intel performance (occasionally better) at the time, but so, so much cheaper. Which usually meant I could fit a better GPU than I'd have been able to afford if I'd gone the Intel route, and the GPU was normally the bottle neck, not the CPU.

I think they were the only company ever to force Intel into backing a rivals instruction set (x86-64). basically having to adopt AMDs way of doing 64bit, as it was obvious they'd had the better idea, and of course AMDs method allowed backwards compatibility with 32bit, which meant you didn't really need 32bit CPUs anymore.

Unfortunately that time seems to be over, such as shame.

My last rebuild about 3 years back had me jump ship from AMD to an i7 3770K, as a gamer, single thread performance was, and still is key* and the i7 just thrashed the AMD processors at that time (and presumably still do?), and 15 years on from my K6/K7s days, budget wasn't really the issue it had been.

* This is starting to change, but for now, a faster clocked 4 core, still beats a slower clocked 8 core for gaming.

So far, 3 years on, I've yet to find a single game that can use all 4 cores flat out in the i7 (it's also overclocked to 4.3Ghz), so whilst the GPU has been upgraded since then, I've seen no reason to switch away from my now old model i7. (The only tool I have that does use all 4 cores at 100%, is a video encoder).

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Scary code of the week: Valve Steam CLEANS Linux PCs (if you're not careful)

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Re: What is the best practice here?

Mount backup drive

Backup to a different username i.e. 'backup'

Unmount backup drive

Don't mount the drive again till you need it.

Preferably phsically remove the drive until needed, or use a separate NAS.

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Acer Chromebook 13: The best Googletop on the market?

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Re: I took the Chromebook plunge last year.

I'm in a similar position, although I have a gaming PC in the den (otherwise known as the spare bedroom), rather than a PS4.

My laptop (which lives in the living room) gets used mainly for a bit of on-line shopping, or on the rare occasions when a web site isn't tablet friendly (Android), or if I'm expecting to do a bit of typing. But it's getting long in the tooth, is slow to boot, and the battery lasts about an hour at best.

I don't see the point in getting another laptop, as that's just another device to install AV on, and keep patching and cleaning etc. And I really can't be bothered these days. If I really need to use Office, I'll boot up the desktop, or break out my works Lenovo.

A chrome book seems to fit the bill, small, light, long battery life, a keyboard, and now a reasonable screen resolution, especially for the price. (The cheapest laptops with 1080p seem to be around £100+ more than the Acer).

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Re: Micro USB power/charging socket.

I suspect it probably uses a 12V charger, rather the current USB standard of 5V.

Roll on the new Type-C connector, and USB 3.1, as this includes USB PD (Power Delivery), which as well as 5V @ (up to) 2A, includes 12V @ 1.5A, 3A & 5A, plus 20V @ 3A and 5A.

So should be able to replace just about any charging requirements for any type of portable gadgets.

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Uber BLOCKS COPS to stop stings

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Re: Entrapment?

In general, Entrapment as a defence only works if the defendant would not have otherwise broken the law, without the influence of the entrapping officer. i.e. they were an otherwise upstanding citizen, and only broke the law on that specific occasion, and only because somehow the officer managed to persuade/pressure them in to doing so. (Still depends on what you did though).

In this case, Uber drivers are willingly driving illegally, without the required license, and likely without valid insurance, therefore are already a danger to themselves, their passengers, and other road users. So it's not entrapment, as the officers are not the ones making them break the law, the drivers are doing that themselves already.

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Demon Internet goes TITSUP: Outage borks ancient ISP

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WTF?

Single point of failure?

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Grand Theft Auto 1997: 'Sick, deluded and beneath contempt'

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Re: I loved the top down GTA Games

Statistically, driving on the left is also safer.

The vast majority of people are right handed, and driving on the left means your dominant hand is always on the steering wheel, while your left hand is doing things like changing gear, If you were on the right hand side of the road, most people would have to let go of the wheel with their dominant hand, in order to change gear etc.

Also the right eye is dominant over the left eye, so driving on the left means your right eye is watching the oncoming traffic, and it also means pedestrians crossing the road, also have their dominant eye towards the oncoming traffic on their side of the road.

As far as I know, there are no positive reasons to drive on the right, only negative ones.

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Got a 4King big TV? Ready to stream lots of awesome video? Yeah, about that…

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Wish I had the option of a faster Internet!

I'd love to get fibre, cabinet or home, but don't have the option :-/

I live on a nice new estate of about 80 houses, where BT in their wisdom, decided not to install a new type cabinet in the middle of the estate for the new houses, but instead wired the houses to the cabinets on nearby side streets, which they have yet to upgrade, and won't provide any clue as to when an upgrade might happen!

Come on BT, extract finger and get a move on!

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Meru Networks ready to DECIMATE its workforce

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Re: Decimate

Taken from the summary of the above blog, for those who don't want to read the whole thing:

So given that these two meanings of decimate appeared almost simultaneously, why are we so obsessed with assigning the punitive meaning to the word? A likely answer is that people are falling prey to what is known as the Etymological Fallacy, a tendency to believe that a word’s current meaning should be dictated by its roots. Unfortunately for the etymological purists, decimate comes from the Medieval Latin word decimatus, which means ‘to tithe’. The word was then assigned retrospectively to the Roman practice of punishing every tenth soldier.

So, next time you attend a symposium (etymologically, drinking partner) with someone sinister (etymologically, left-handed), and they launch into a tirade about the misuse of this word, you’ll be able to decimate their argument in no time at all.

You lean something every day, thanks Badvok :-)

PS: To tithe means to pay a portion of your income, typically a tenth, in tax, or to some other organisation (support for the local church etc).

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FREE EBOOKS: Apple falls into line with EU refund laws

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Re: Now what we really need

I agree in general, although it's normally the publisher that releases the game, not the developer. (Unless it's a small development house/bedroom developer using Steam as the publishing mechanism of course).

But I do think games, and software in general, should come under the same kind of control as other purchased goods.

i.e. Fit for purpose, faulty, misleading/inaccurate feature lists or requirements etc.

I suspect one of the main barriers, is you are not actually buying goods, you are paying for a licence to use someone else's product. You don't actually own anything :-/

But that's not to say rules couldn't be implemented, i.e. if a bug is serious, (i.e. game stopping) and affects more that n% of the user base, the publisher must, by law, fix that bug within a reasonable time (i.e. weeks, not months).

How you would police this though, is another matter!

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LG Flow punches Sonos right in its portable battery speaker hole

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Re: Something doesn't add up.

Try reading again, only the H4 Portable is battery powered.

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NASA's 'crazy' plan yields dramatic pictures of our X-ray Sun

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Re: standard units

Yup, as far as I'm concerned, if it's an article on anything remotely scientific, Fahrenheit shouldn't even get a mention, not even in parentheses.

If you're into science in any way, even as a layman, you really should be more than familiar with Celsius already (& Kelvin).

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

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Re: Hands on…

Last time I looked, it was stated it had a limited top speed of 25 MPH, so I don't think driving fast is going to be an issue (or even achievable!).

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Re: No just no

Quote: "Do you really think thrusty salesman wanker is going to give up his Audi"

Do you think they will be given a choice?

As soon as the company that employs theses sales persons, realises that having a fleet of automated cars reduces costs, i.e. fuel usage, insurance, accident repairs, etc etc. Then they will jump on them.

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Re: No just no

@ Graham 24

But peak times would change with automated cars, at least once they got ubiquitous.

Yes at the moment for taxis they have a rush period at pub closing times.

But if these automated on-demand type cars start to become common, then people will start using them to go to work and back, so the peak will shift to the current rush hours, and when people go to the supermarket etc.

If you have enough automated vehicles to cope with those peaks, then coping with the pub closing peak would be a doddle.

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Space Commanders lock missiles on Elite's Frontier Devs

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Re: Why I didn't invest

@ A:C

Solo mode would work fine for you, assuming you have full time broadband access. That's where I spend most of my time.

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Re: I don't want a refund

E:D + DK2 user here too.

Have to say, this is by far the best looking space game so far that I've ever seen, especially with the DK2 on, just stunning.

It's a shame that all the effort and dedication from both Frontier and the alpha and beta testers, to bring out such an excellent experience, and the first real attempt for years to kick-start (pun intended) the space trading and combat sim genre, is being dissed by a tiny sub 1%, but very vocal minority :-/

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The Great Unwatched: BBC hails glorious digital future for Three

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@ DPWDC

+1 for the, errm, +1 comment!

+1 channels served their purpose back in the early days of Satellite, Cable and Digi TV days, when people either didn't have a DVR, or if they did, it was a single channel affair,

But now that time-shifting DVRs with 2 (or more) concurrent channels, are common place, even pretty much standard equipment these days, then there really is no purpose to these +1 channels now, and if you did miss an episode of something, it's likely to turn up on the relevant on-demand service soon enough anyway!

I've no real issue with them existing on Satellite and Cable, as they have the bandwidth to carry them along with 100s of other (mostly worthless) channels, but digital terrestrial has a very limited bandwidth, so personally I think using that space for a +1 is not just waste of available bandwidth, it aught to be outlawed outright.

So use the space for something useful, new content, or an additional HD channel, don't waste it on a +1!

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Feast your eyes: 10 'fortysomething' smart TVs

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Re: Security, connectivity and other important information

1. Why would I want to use a Laptop for NAS?

2. All I was doing was answering one of the Ops questions, DLNA tends to be a black art, with many TVs and Servers not talking nicely to each other, and only supporting a sub set of formats. I'm just letting the Op know the the LG webOS TVs have good format support, as long as it's paired with an equally good DLNA server like MiniDLNA (i.e. not using the one MS built into Windows, as it supports very few useful formats).

3. The FreeNAS box including 2 x TB drives cost me about £150 quid. It's a LOT more capable than a laptop, cheaper to run, etc. Your 'cheap laptop' seems quite costly to me, especially if you include running costs.

If you can't be helpful, why bother posting? oh wait, you have no friends, so you just like to troll all day instead. Must be such a happy life you have!

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Saw it, bought one about 4 months ago, very happy with it.

webOS is updated regularly, seems to be about every 3-4 weeks, and has improved every time so far. New features added, improvements and optimisations to existing features, etc,

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Re: Security, connectivity and other important information

Quote: Which one actually supports DLNA etc and not some bastardised OEM-only type thing?

I've got an LG with the webOS interface, it's SmartShare includes DLNA support.

I'm using MiniDLNA as the media server (on a FreeNAS.box).

So far I've played MP4, AVI, DivX, WMV and MKV files without issue, many at 1080p with 5.1 DTS etc. all without issue so far.

It also picks up my Windows laptop, as it's got media sharing switched on, although MS being MS, it only supports a very limited file formats. (I would guess MS have implemented strict DLNA, unlike MiniDLNA).

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Re: Really? A WebOS TV gets a recommendation?

I've got a webOS LG TV as well, and have had none of the issues listed above, although I don't use the EPG, as DTV reception is almost none existent in my area. (Sky for my sins!)

The only slow thing is the initial switch-on, or boot-up time as most consumer devices seems to need these days. Takes a good 10-15 seconds before being ready to use. But once up, it's fine.

I use multiple HDMI inputs (Sky, 360, Media PC, and an occasional laptop), and my audio is via optical from the TV to a 5.1 cinema system. (Not used the internal speakers of a TV for about 20 years!). Plus the occasional USB drive stuck in the side.

All without issue!

Maybe I've just been lucky?

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Yotaphone 2: The two-faced pocket-stroker with '100 hours' batt life

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Re: Yotaphone's 2 faces... A very cool concept! Also a GREAT BIG THANKS to those who stay on topic!

@ Jimbo

I'm with you on the race to be the thinnest. I really don't see the point.

My pockets are still the same size now, as they were back in the 80s, when I used to use a chunky tape walkman. The only difference now, is my jeans have less holes in them. Well, less purposeful ones anyway!

I'd be quite happy if my current Nexus 5 was twice as fat, if it meant having a battery that was 2-3 times the current size. Unfortunately with the N5, no simple battery and back cover replacement option. :-/ Oh well.

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Ten excellent FREE PC apps to brighten your Windows

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Re: Duplicati and VLC

Quote: "Something I only discovered recently is that VLC can even play a video that's been split into multiple smaller RAR files (you know the type, *.r01, *.r02,...*.r15, *.rar). Just drop the .rar into VLC and boom - saves so much fucking time."

Thanks for that, I know XBMC can do that, wasn't aware of VLC doing it though. Been using Media Player Classic, Home Cinema version for quite some time, might have to have another look at VLC.

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

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HD my a$$....

I hate it when companies use TV related descriptions, to claim HD, when in reality in the PC world, it's a low res screen, and was a low res screen 10+ years ago, let alone now!

My first ever flat panel monitor was a 15" 1280 x 1024 (5:4) over 10 years ago, and that was considered a standard resolution back then. Especially compared to the much higher res CRTs that were around. (I bought it to take to LAN gaming parties, happy days...).

These days, anything under 1080P is low res, and should be labelled as such. I find it crazy that my 5" screen phone, and 8.5" tablet, have higher res screens than typical midrange or lower laptops!

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Far Cry 4 REVIEW: It's a far cry from Far Cry 3

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@ I Like Heckling

Thanks for that, nice clear review, and straight to the point. Have a beer...

I liked FC3, so would probably like FC4, but if it's just basically the same game re-skinned, then I'll leave it for now. Not like I have a shortage of other games to play currently. (Elite, Borderlands etc.)

I'll probably get it at some point, but will wait for a few months/year for a GOTY or similar version to turn up cheap, with all DLC etc. (And on Steam preferably).

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Yes, high frame rate is needed, otherwise you start to get motion issues (i.e. sick!) 75Hz is the magic number currently as far as I know.

If you don't have access to the Beta currently, I'd wait for the official release before looking at hardware. They are still optimising code, plus the Rift tweaking isn't high on the priority list currently (which is understandable). Hopefully they will give the DK2 a bit more love after the formal release next month. (Frontier are a big Rift supporter, so I'm 99% certain this will happen).

Also of course the commercial release version of the Rift is likely to need different specs anyway. (Higher res screen, but likely more optimised hardware and drivers). So who knows if this will need more, less, or the same grunt!

My currently rig isn't exactly new, it's using a Core i7-3770K, from 2012 (3.5GHz stock, but mine runs at 4.3GHz with a Corsair Hydro liquid cooler). So far I've never had a game push this CPU other than some poorly optimised turn based strategy games, hence no upgrade for a while now.

The GPU is a Gigabyte GTX 780 OC 3GB, specifically bought last summer to play Elite with, as my previous GTX 670 wasn't up to the job (this was on a 1440p monitor at the time and the then Alpha was regularly hitting <20 FPS :-/ ).

The game runs smooth on the DK2s 1080p display (other than some current minor glitches, that are Elite specific, and known about).

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As someone who has Elite Beta access, and an Oculus Rift DK2, (I just couldn't wait for the released version!).

I can say that the DK2 adds a whole new level of realism to playing the game! Just rising up from the dock, via the lift, and into the open internal space of a station, and "Wow!!" as you look around. Everything just looks so tangible, the scale of the stations just seem so much bigger in VR than they do on a flat screen.

Not tried a car racing game yet, but I'd guess the effect will be very similar.

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Why solid-state disks are winning the argument

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Re: Reasons for traditional HD

Quote: 'Give us a small and cheap but very fast PCI card to boot and run our O/Ses from!'

Ah-men to that.

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Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know

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Re: Some interesting possibilities here...

I would expect, to be part of the trial...

* You have to live within 10 miles.

* Have a secure location where the items could be dropped off safely (secure back yard, etc)

* Maybe have a box that items could be dropped into to, or at least an agreed dropoff point, X marks the spot etc.

* Maybe even a visit from someone at Amazon to confirm things are okay.

Only those that pass vetting, get to use the drone service, at least for now.

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Chrome 38's new HTML tag support makes fatties FIT and SKINNIER

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Re: Seems pointless.

What do you mean by 'bordering on'? I think they have already passed them, at least in the budget to mid range area, i.e. places where people don't have an unlimited budget. (Top end of course is a different story).

As an example, my current (8 month old) phone has a 1080p screen, so is already equal to the most common size of desktop monitor (also being 1080p), and greater than budget to mid range laptops, which typically have 1366x768 screens.

My GFs new phone now has a 1440p screen, so surpasses all low to mid range resolutions, and is equal to some high end monitors.

Of course nothing stands still, and if you're not budget constrained, desktop monitors are now coming in 4K resolutions.

Personally I think 1440p is about as high as a 6" screen would ever need to be, you'd need a magnifying class to see any higher on a screen that size.

Roll on the 8K and 16K 27" desktops.

As that would mean cheap 4K monitors :-)

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Coughing for 4G, getting 2G... Networks' penny-pinching SECRETS REVEALED

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Re: Population density

We have one of our UK offices next door to St Pancras, and our corporate phone supplier is O2.

We get no signal from O2 in the building, even stood next to a window, despite being about 5 floors up, with clear sight across the roof tops of London! (EE works fine).

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Marriott fined $600k for deliberate JAMMING of guests' Wi-Fi hotspots

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Re: Great US coverage of this story

Quote: "On a related note: I always find it strange that a main course is called an entrée in the USA. Don't they know the meaning of entrée?"

On my first trip to the USA, my friend, who was well known for playing pranks on people, told me on the flight over about the US using entrée in reference to the main course.

Needless to say, I thought he was pulling my leg, figuring how on earth could anyone be so stupid as to use a word that means Entry, i.e. the beginning of, or start of, to refer to anything other than the starter, rather than the main course. Pfft at your silly suggestion. My friend of course stating "You'll see, you'll see".

We landed, I saw! WTF!

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Vanished blog posts? Enterprise gaps? Welcome to Windows 10

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Quote: "What I don't really like is the requirement of having an online Microsoft account..."

With you on that one, not even a skip option, just Login to existing, or create new.

I really done like using an email address as a Windows login in!

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Re: Does Windows 10 actuall shut down when you click shutdown?

It shuts down, at least my VM fully exits after close down.

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Microsoft's nightmare DEEPENS: Windows 8 market share falling fast

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Re: Sticking with 7

Doing the same currently.

Got 2 PCs with Win 7, a laptop and a gaming desktop.

The laptop is getting a bit old, but only gets used occasionally, bit of web browsing etc. But all the family have Android phones and Tablets, so things like checking email just don't get done on the PCs these days.

It's still useful to have a portable device with a keyboard on it though, as opposed to a tablet with a keyboard stuck to it, So I think the laptop will be replaced by a Chrome book in the next few months.

Leaving just the gaming PC on Win 7 for now.

I have 2 other PCs,

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Windows 10: One for the suits, right Microsoft? Or so one THOUGHT

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Re: Proper clipboard support

Agree, "Hide extensions for known file types" is usually the very first setting I un-tick when loggin into a new PC.

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Re: Can't wait

Also in UNIX and derivatives, Ctrl-C (like in DOS/CMD) is normally the kill command, to break out of the current running script or process.

UNIX generally uses Ctrl-Insert to copy, and Shift-Insert to paste. (Not always the case, but usually is).

Linux using Ctrl-C/V to copy/paste at the command line, is rather none standard compared to other OSs.

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DVLA website GOES TITSUP on day paper car tax discs retire

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Re: A little common sense is called for...

Quote: "So, from this month, you have to do your road tax by computer rather than join the queue at the post office."

You can still pay via the Post Office (assuming you can find one!).

You just won't be given a disk any more.

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The difference is you now loose the current month, that has already been paid for.

i.e.

1) Person A is selling a car and it is currently taxed to the end of the month.

2) Person B is buying the car.

Old way:

'A' can't claim the partial month back.

But the car remains taxed to the end of the month.

Person 'B', once sorting insurance out, could happily drive off, and worry about ordering a new tax disk before the end of the month.

New way:

'A' still can't claim back, as it's a partial month, so no change there.

But now the current months tax is not transferred to the new owner, so is effectively scrapped.

This means 'B' now has an untaxed car, despite 'A' already paying for this month.

So 'B' now has to re-tax the car immediately to be legal.

Therefore the DVLA get paid twice now for any month where the car changes ownership.

While I can understand to some extent not transferring the full month over, (as the tax payment would still be in other old owners name, not the new), they should keep the partial month on record, to give the new owner time to sort things out!

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Apple sues Steven Lamar over Beats co-founder claims

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Beats Audio

Beats Audio - A perfect example of modern day marketing, and the ability to sell a technically inferior product, to gullible people, at inflated prices.

Makes you wonder why Apple bought them in the first place? Oh, wait.....

Mines the one with the Flame Retardant sign on the back ;-)

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Forget bonking, have ONE OFF THE WRIST with Barclaycard's bPay

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Re: Is London the way to trial?

£20 is a max single payment you can make, not the amount on the device.

You could have £100 or more on the device itself.

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Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer

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Re: At the risk of being downvoted to hell

I dropped EE recently, and bought a 32GB Nexus 5 direct from Google's play store, and switched to Giffgaff.

I went from about £37 a month, to £12 a month (plus the initial £339 for the phone), for essentially the same service. (Speeds are actually faster, especially uploads on 3G).

Now I get the most recent updates directly OTA, usually within a few days of the release date.

Can't see me ever going back to a branded phone again, although I will probably move from service provider to service provider as needed, keep em on their toes...

Android Silver also looks interesting for future phones and tablets, although Google have stated the Nexus range will continue as well.

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Slap my Imp up: Bullfrog's Dungeon Keeper

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DK3 and/or EG 2 please :-)

Dungeon Keeper 2 and Evil Genius - Two of my all time favourite games, had both from new.

Still play both occasionally, completed DK2 (again!) only about 2 weeks ago.

I want DK3 (or a suitable DK reboot), and EG2. (and not some crappy facebook micro transaction POS!).

I'd pay money for them, really I would, I'd even pay EA (shudder), as long as they do it properly.

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Apple's SNEAKY plan: COPY ANDROID. Hello iPhone 6, Watch

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Re: At the third stroke

Quote: "Unless you are swimming. Or sailing. Or cycling."

Or in the pub with a pint in your hand :-)

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Is it an iPad? Is it a MacBook Air? No, it's a Surface Pro 3

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Re: Camera

Tell that to all the tourists I see wandering around London/New York etc, holding a iPad above their heads trying to take tourist snaps with it! WHY! Just WHY?! (Usually Asian for some reason?!)

Even a budget £50 compact digital camera would be easier to use, easier to carry, and take better pics! (and be less costly to replace if dropped or nicked).

Leave you're iPads in the hotel, PLEASE!

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The agony and ecstasy of SteamOS: WHERE ARE MY GAMES?

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Re: Never gonna replace windows

Quote: "anyone who has Windows has absolutely NO reason to boot into SteamOS"

A lot of PC gamers are all about the framerates, if OpenGL gaming is faster under SteamOS than the same game under Windows (which seems to be the case from various tests I've seen), and as you automatically get access to all platforms supported when you buy a game, (i.e. you don't need to buy the game again), then I could see quite a few people setting up a dual/multi-boot rigs.

A lot of gamers are used to dual/multi boot anyway, i.e. Win 7 64 + Win XP 32 for those legacy games that don't play nice under 7 and/or 64bit.

Although I suspect the main use, would likely be something like an Intel NUC sat under the TV with SteamOS on it, and a Windows PC in another room, streaming to the NUC.

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Remember Palm's WebOS? LG does – check out its smart TVs

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Re: Remotes...

So plug one in. It's got USB, HID keyboards and mice work fine. (with the LG webOS TVs anyway)

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Hacker crew nicks '1.2 billion passwords' – but WHERE did they all come from?

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Use of email addresses as usernames

I really wish they (whoever they are!) would ban the use of email addresses as user names, and simply let people pick a username instead.

I can understand sites (sometimes) needing to have an email address for confirmation of the account, or notifications, but that should just be a field you fill in when you sign up, not something used as a login itself!

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