* Posts by davidp231

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Twenty years since Windows 95, and we still love our Start buttons

davidp231

Please insert disk...

at 99% it craps out with a data error.

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

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Re: "What could possibly go wrong?" @TOH

Wouldn't WinME be worse? People had a hardtime starting it... and stopping it.

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Jolla cuts hardware biz loose to concentrate on Sailfish licensing

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I've seen a Jolla in my local CeX for a tidy £135. Tempting plan as I have a second back with mine - stopped using mine a while ago because I was sick of the WiFi issues. Two different basestations, WPA or WPA2 - it just craps out and I either have to turn the WiFi off and on again, or the phone itself to restore operation.

Was going to keep hold of it because it was a good phone (aside from the WiFi issue), and the Barclays Android app won't install unless you remove 'su' from /sbin because it thinks it's trying to install on a rooted phone and spits its dummy out - and now they're stopping doing hardware it may just be time to part ways with it.

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Nokia will indeed be back 'making' phones – and it's far from a foolish move

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So we can expect to see a genuinely indestructible smartphone in the case of a 3310 sometime in the future?

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

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Re: RE: I'm probably not going to even look at it until SP1

And the NT version number is now 10. I think it changed in either the 2nd or 3rd beta release.

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Re: Selective data

And 5 SPs for 3.51, and 1-6a for NT4.

Most stuff needs at least SP5 in the case of NT3.51, (Office 97 being an example), while most things with NT4 needed at least SP3.

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Win98=bad, Win98SE=good, WinME=bad. But then you have the problem of Win2k (good, but released before ME, and XP, which (eventually, admittedly), was better than 2k.

I wonder how many niggles are still lurking around from the NT 3.51 days - the display control panel from there lasted until WinXP.

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Smart Meter biz case still there, insists tragically optimistic UK govt

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" 17 f*** billion pounds will _NOT_ be used for anything else but SM"

Are the energy providers providing escort services now? I know you mean something totally different but...

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HTC reveals recently embiggened Wang as thrusting new chief

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Who wanta some Wang?

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Don't PANIC but ... UNSTOPPABLE robots IMMUNE to injury built by boffins

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They flog the ongoing support as it's RaaS (Robots as a Service) - failure to keep up payments or cancelling the agreement results in a remote wipe+shutdown of the bot(s).

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Resistance is futile.

So this is the origin of the Borg...

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Google patents DEVIL TOY which will BRAINWASH KIDS

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Pint

Re: Has anyone thought about...

Or maybe a toilet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IflL8XMdbqQ

I see your RD reference and raise you with this one - also have a pint of erskib on me. My original post was going to be a quote straight from your link before I viewed it..

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Microsoft's certification exams: So easy, a child of six could pass them. Literally

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Re: Certificates and Degrees - Seal of Dogma Approval

I misread the title as "Seal of Dogbert Approval"..

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Windows 10 to MELT YOUR BRAIN and TAKE OVER YOUR LIFE

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Shares

Is this why King's shares dropped 14% overnight?

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Smile! Brit transport plods turn bodycams on travelling public

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Kzzzzrrt!

Sounds like a device dreamed up by the PFY.

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Welcome, stranger: Inside Microsoft's command line shell

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Re: re: Windows XP was the first PC operating system to drop the MS-DOS

NT3.1 introduced CMD.EXE (aka Command Prompt).

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Fandroids, take your phone's antivirus and burn it – Android bod

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Re: And therein lies the problem ...

And state on the confirmation page if said app can be moved to the SD or not.

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Google: Go ahead, XP stalwarts, keep on using Chrome safely all YEAR

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"Need to knock the cobwebs off of your bias. You are remembering Windows from the late 90s. A bit has changed since then, you might want to read up."

Not even that.... Windows 3.1 files have a date stamp of 1993.

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

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Re: Well duh!

"What happens if you want to do something outside of Apples imagination?"

You mean like 'think for yourself what you want to do with the kit you bought to do with as you please'?

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Conservative manifesto: 5G, 'near universal' broadband and free mobes for PC Dixon

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What about...

...providing 2G services to those who don't get it? Never mind 3, 4 or 5G.

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Delving into Office 2016: Microsoft goes public with new preview

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Re: I wonder if...

The one where it told me my valid trial key was no longer valid due to activation when i had to reinstall everything (and still being within the trial period). Same (or similar) applies to retail Office 2013 I think.

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I wonder if...

...they will get rid of the one activation, one install rule - which renders even the trial versions useless while within the time period if you need to do a rebuild. Oh and more control over IMAP special folder names in Outlook. I mean Outlook Express/Windows Mail/Windows Live Mail could do it so why not full Outlook?

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Universal Credit could take 10 YEARS to finish, says Labour MP

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Pint

Re: Ah

It just had to be done...

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Re: Ah

One system to rule them all.. one portal to find them...

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Lost WHITE CITY of the MONKEY GOD found after 500 years

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Re: Don't tell Steven Spielberg

"Gremlins 3 - The Quest for More Money."

See also: Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money.

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Re: Threepwood!

Look behind you! A three headed monkey!

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Jolla launches Sailfish 2.0, now with added security

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Re: The bees knees, the wasps nipples.....

It's possible to install Play store though if you really really need it, but Amazon app store should cater for 99% of needs.

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Re: This article...

And depending on who made your Android tab, you could have the option of slapping Sailfish onto it. I mean (for example) you can stick Sailfish OS onto a Google Nexus (orignal - the HTC one), or a Galaxy S2. There are more but those are off the top of my head.

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Microsoft cuts Facebook Messenger, Google Talk from Outlook.com

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Re: "Doubling down"

*Dumbing down.

FIxed.

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Torvalds turns to Sir Mix-A-Lot for Linux versioning debate

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Will there....

be different versions?

Linux Kernel 95

LInux Kernel 4.0 Workstation

Linux Kernal 4.0 Server

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Uber hits PANIC BUTTON after India threatens to BAN dial-a-car firm

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Re: Ok, so..

Thirdly, who in their right mind would rely on Wikipedia "facts" alone?

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Forget robo-butlers – ROBO-MAIDS! New hotel staffed by slave-droids

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Trollface

Mechanoids

Series 3000 or 4000?

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Turbocharged quad-core Raspberry Pi 2 unleashed, global geekgasm likely

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B+

"Master" would have been a more appropriate name, since the current naming convention is paying tribute to its Beeb ancestors.

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'LOOK into my EYES: You are feeling very worried about the climate ... SO worried'

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Re: Wait . . Floods are caused by what now?

Continuing decrease of flood plains due to idiots building housing on them - and then people wondering why their shiny new house is now flooded.

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EE squashes Orange UK: France Telecom's been 'destroying it for years'

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Re: Obvious solution...

"Three" could be renamed to "Four"?

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No, the Linux leap second bug WON'T crash the web

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Re: Time delay

Either way, don't call him Shirley ;-)

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VW's Scirocco diesel: A sheep in Wolfsburg’s clothing

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The new Scirocco Diesel.

Berlin to Warsaw in one tank.

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Groupon flees from army of angry GNOMES: Trademark bid for 'Gnome' tab scrapped

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Re: Change of plan!

Or a "giant wooden badger"...

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UK smart meters arrive in 2020. Hackers have ALREADY found a flaw

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Re: There's a safety issue too

"Instead the plan calls for an army of hastily-recruited PFYs with a couple of hours training. "

Or an army of people on the dole with the same amount of training being made to do it or their money is stopped. That wouldn't surprise me in the slightest, but any young installer (qualified or not) would be in for quite a shock when they come across the wiring in older houses (ie when black and red were the norm) - and they've only been taught the current standards in their meagre hours of "training".

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Had a fire

...in a cooling tower.

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Re: "allowing them to illegally slash their energy bills"

"...If they can set limits on consumption during peak periods via these meters..."

They can happily set it the consumption to binary zero by remote so they can do pretty much whatever they like.

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Re: Ooo I hope the flaw can be scripted....

And setting the en-co's smart meters to levels equivalent to the energy output of an olympic swimming pool-sized cannabis farm.

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Coat

Re: Worser

From the Collins English Dictionary (that nobody can freely edit):

worser (ˈwɜːsə )

adjective

an archaic or nonstandard word for worse

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Microsoft jolts awake, remembers it still makes Office for Mac

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Re: >Bootcamp his mac with windows and give him real office?

With all the upgrades... in case the base configuration is "too slow".

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'National roaming' law: Stubborn UK operators to be FORCED to share

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Re: Well done, you'll break the market.

Or bother to have multiple networks in the first place.

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More Home Office and MoJ jobs could move abroad, union warns

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Give it time...

You'll need to learn fluent Indian in order to sign on. And may $deity help you if you need to chase them for not bothering to pay you on time.

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Lenovo completes Motorola purchase for $2.9bn – $10bn less than Google paid for it

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Re: In my dreams

Or if you're French: Lemoto. (Le'Moto).

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NHS quango fatcats spend £2m tax dosh on iPads and iPhones

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If they have current models, which I'm sure they will..

Minimum of just under £550 a pop.

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What’s the KEYBOARD SHORTCUT for Delete?! Look in a contextual menu, fool!

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Re: CTRL+C

And there's always <CTRL><BREAK>.

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

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Re: Windows 10?

So that would be a good ten thousand or so install floppies - 160k 5 1/4". Oh look there's that 10 again.

Note: it probably isn't 10,000 but I'm sure all five of those digits would be in the actual figure, should someone be bored enough to work it out.

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