* Posts by psychonaut

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Glaring flaw in Apple car hype-gasm: The iGiant likes to make money

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In car info tainment

All any car needs is a 10p 3.5mm jack. Thats it. My phone already does everything else.

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Windows 10 now on 75 million devices, says Microsoft

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add 6 to the number

thats how many i rebuilt last week following borked "upgrades"

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Get whimsical and win a Western Digital Black 6TB hard drive

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what? what is this? wheres my note 4? this is enough to make anyone go ape shit

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Would YOU make 400 people homeless for an extra $16m? Decision time in Silicon Valley

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Joe jizzer??

Ahh septic names....fnarr!

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Costa Rican authorities detain drug-smuggling pigeon

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Re: "A black pigeon?"

stealh birds....they always used to be the ones in Chicago's nightclubs (are they still around?) pretending to be under 30....

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Flying Spaghetti Monster spotted off Angolan coast

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Re: Heretics!

oops...i should have checked first...Nike is of course female. no offence your worthyness-ess

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Re: Heretics!

no no, wrong god. Nike takes care of the sole's in the underworld. He recently bought out Reebok in a tense and universe spanning stealth leverage move. you can read about it in the hallowed tombe "Goldmann Sachs and the management consultants letter to the apostles"

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+: 4K-positive fun for ... vloggers?!

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Re: No sd card. No swapable battery

oops...my post got posted without me finishing...

i also have a tecnet USB charger, but it is big and heavy. i use it at festivals. i dont want to carry it around. as has already been mentioned

so, my phone is a business tool that is essential to me, on a tariff that suits my business (trust me, i pay way more than you do per month) but its essential and is a cost of business.

your phone on the other hand is a toy.

any other questions? or are you not interested as you already stated?

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Re: No sd card. No swapable battery

'm truly interested: do all you precious "no battery swap" luddites actually buy a second battery for each phone? How do you charge them? Do you actually have to buy a special charger?"

personaly, i dont need an extra battery. i need to be able to either

1) pull the battery if something bad happens

2) change the battery when the old one doesnt do as well as it used to

3) buy a bigger mAH than stock battery (not done that on the 4 but did previously)

i need a new battery for my note 4 - it doesnt last all day any more. my phone is on wifi, 4g, gps, bluetooth and calls almost constantly for about 10 hours a day, every day. this takes its toll. its a note 4 and has a big, colorful screen

i am convinced that fast charging on the sammys (which actually is fucking awesome and i will miss this feature) degrades the battery more than contraventional charging. but, hey, £12 get me a new one. thats £12. i'll say it again. £12

"I can't help feel you're all secret poster-bois for some particular brand of phone whose only differentiating feature now is a swappable battery and an SD slot,"

now...how could i be a poster boi for a product that i have owned many versions of for the last 6 years, and am now saying that i wont be buying a new one because they are no good anymore? if anything, i am an anti fanboi. you, on the other hand, taste suspiciously appley.

" though I haven't a clue (and nor do I particularly care) what. "

really - i wonder why you bothered to post then? i dont mind, gives me an opportunity to point out what a dick you are. read on.

"Seriously, get a USB charger and feel the joy of thousands more milli-amp-hours, the convenience of not having to switch your phone off and fiddle about with batteries, easy recharging and the ability to charge other devices. "

i have got quite a few chargers. one came with my phone if i remember correctly...i bought some more too. yes, i definitely have heard of usb chargers. thanks for pointing it out though. amazingly, i cant charge my phone all day long, as i am out and about. and yes, i have a charger in my car too.

"Oh, and get a cheap data plan and forget about extra storage. It's not that big a step, but it really doesn't change your life that much, believe me."

no, it doesnt change your life, because your life isnt the same as mine. hence the disparity. i have a 128gb sd card in my sammy. its got all my music on it and photos. it means, that when i am somehwhere where there is no reliable net connection or wifi, i can have access to my stuff. i was in Tunisia recently, costs are something like £5 per megabyte of data.

my data plan has a 4gb limit on it. it is a Vodafone one net platform that links 3 virtual landlines to my phone. i cannot change it for a "cheap tarriff" with another provider, and nor would i.

my phone is a business tool that is essential to me.

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No sd card. No swapable battery

Sad, but i will be moving from samsung. Ive put up with the rear speakers, the non-waterproof and the crap speakerphone. But no sd card and no battery swap....forget it.

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Budget UHD TVs arrive – but were the 4Kasts worth listening to?

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this is what is wrong

the first thing the reviewer mentions is how crap the smart connectivity is.

who gives a fuck? why is it important? im buying a screen, not a computer

whats the screen like? that should be the first thing addressed.

its a symptom of the kids these days.....does it have a widget? yeah>? great lets get one! wait a minute, its actually shit at what its supposed to do....

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CAUGHT: Lenovo crams unremovable crapware into Windows laptops – by hiding it in the BIOS

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Re: When is a BIOS not a BIOS?

you could put a new hard disk in it and build win 8, then use it...

all the data you are after is in the bios after all....

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Re: http://rweverything.com/download/

enjoy! i only use it in read mode....

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Re: When is a BIOS not a BIOS?

"We need a WPBT table viewer - anyone?"

http://rweverything.com/download/

i use the above to get the win 8 key from the bios, but it has lots of other features. i dont know if it does what you want, but try it and see....i dont have a win 8 laptop at the mo to check...

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samsung - WTF?? note 5 and g6+ no sd, no battery?

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thanks for that - battery is a bit of a faff to change but at least its not glued in i suppose.

any other offers anyone?

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samsung - WTF?? note 5 and g6+ no sd, no battery?

no removable battery and no sd card slot on the note 5 and galaxy 6+

so what am i going to replace my note 4 with when the time comes?

any ideas? bueller? i mean, obviously not apple.

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Two weeks of Windows 10: Just how is Microsoft doing?

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Re: No mention of Tablets

fair play - you are probably right. I'm still sticking to 7 though....

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Re: @ Clatters

i knew airwaves were powerful but this is amazing news

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Re: No mention of Tablets

totally agree - fuck tablets. (no, not viagra)

ive got android or ios for that whilst im taking a shit, or in the bath, or for my son to watch endless fucking repeats of fireman sam on.

they have their uses, but its just fluff.

im running a business. i have 3 screens, with usually 20 windows open at any one time. if i want one to fill the whole screen, i will double click it.

i have never ever been tempted to reach out and touch the screens to get them to do anything (alright, they arent touch screens, but im sure you can imagine). thats why i have a keyboard and a mouse. the amount of time taken to do such a thing coupled with the length of my arms and the distance i am from the screen would make this a stupid thing to do anyway.

in terms of choosing the shell of the OS based on making some fucking tablets work a bit better its insane.

i agree with the French take on tablets. most are suppositories.guess where you can stick them.

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"I'll wait until Microsoft grows up and starts producing a polished and professional OS."

they already have. its called win 7. quite why they have fucked with it so much is anyones guess.

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Police use RIFLE AND TASER to relieve man of iPhone case

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is the earpeice in the open end of the barrel of the gun? press the trigger to answer.....

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Employees love their IT departments (almost very nearly true)

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Re: Our support desk is pretty good

is that the talk talk helpdesk??

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Re: A little knowledge ...

jesus mate, sounds like its your version of gazpacho day. maybe you should go get some therapy....let it go, its ok now, and at least you didnt piss yourself.

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FAIL: Windows 10 bulk patch produces INFINITE CRASH LOOP

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and now this....

Just in from the MS newsletter....

Window 7 Home Premium – Important Information!

Heads Up! July 1, 2016, Windows 7 Home Premium will no longer be available to purchase in the channel.

im going to have to stock up unless 10 sorts (itself?) out.....what else am i going to install? 8??

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Intel left a fascinating security flaw in its chips for 16 years – here's how to exploit it

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design flaw?

or

dun dun dun......

baked in spyware...

let the conspiracies commence!

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Windows 10 climbs to 3.55 per cent market share, Win 8.1 dips

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honestly though....

win 10 forcing itself on machines is terrible. however, if you deliberately chose to put it on the machine, shortly after release, with an "upgrade" instead of a clean install, you are really asking for trouble.

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Re: the numbers arent right

blimey, sorry overlord....i have now restored windows 10 to those machines. i will comply in future. as you say, today, a downvote, tomorrow, impromptu rectal surgery from Ballmer

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Re: the numbers arent right

wow! even more down votes! hilarious!

is there such a thing as a win 10 fanbois?

i mean ...why? just evaluate it on its merits! the 3 machines were fucked. its not like i said

"they had 7, got 10, it worked perfectly, and then i told them that 10 was shit, so i put 7 back on."

come on, downvoters, tell me why...id love to know!

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Re: the numbers arent right

a thumb down...brilliant!

customer has 7.

they get 10

it borks their machine

they ask me to put 7 back on it.

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the numbers arent right

im just removing the 10 "upgrade" from 3 new customers' machines.

so, win 10 global pc numbers down by 3 please.

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Windows 10 is FORCING ITSELF onto domain happy Windows 7 PCs

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Re: Gray hairs

just for consistency....posted above and now here too...

hi dk and anyone else who cares....

no problems reported today, bar 3 people who were new customers to me, who had decided to upgrade to 10 and it borked their machines.

i think this is really constrained to a small portion of domain machines, not a single call from any of my, at least for sure 650 win 7 customers definately not on domain (data taken from hosted security platform that tells me what os they use) , probably more in the realm of over 1k machines as not everyone has seen the light of not using notron or mcafee....

hope everyone else is ok...sleep well!

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Re: can someone clarify please:

hi dk and anyone else who cares....

no problems reported today, bar 3 people who were new customers to me, who had decided to upgrade to 10 and it borked their machines.

i think this is really constrained to a small portion of domain machines, not a single call from any of my, at least for sure 650 win 7 customers definately not on domain (data taken from hosted security platform that tells me what os they use) , probably more in the realm of over 1k machines as not everyone has seen the light of not using notron or mcafee....

hope everyone else is ok...sleep well!

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Re: Gray hairs

I havent had a single call about this yet. (Its Now sunday). Tomorrow will be the proof of the pudding but so far theres no issues that i know of. I hope it stays that way...will let you all know if that changes.

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Re: can someone clarify please:

Dk. Thanks for that. Really appreciate it. 99 percent of customers on non-metered connections so no problem. Have a great night.

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Re: Gray hairs

and theodore and dk, i wasnt referring to you - i know you are trying to help, im just reading the other stuff out there on this thread.

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Re: Gray hairs

appreciate that but i cant do it, theres no rmm just remote support. before anyone slags this of, this is what (very)small business IT is like, well for me anyway.

some pc's, a mac, a laptop, maybe a nas box. dropbox, teamviewer, carbonite, hosted security etc.fuck me, theyd be using norton and backing up every 12 months if they remembered using a permanently connected usb disk if it wasnt for me. they dont have any money to spend on "frivolous IT". they dont realise it runs their businesss....my mission is to convince them otherwise.....ive saved many of them from being fucked simply by getting them to appreciate what a backup is.

anyway, im not here to defend my practices, just realise that not everyone has a domain or servers, or more importantly, money. it works well for me and my customers for the last 11 years. anyways, im not in for fight, this isnt a fault with the ways things are. noone fits parachutes to cars in case they fall off a cliff.

cars have just started falling off cliffs.

i cant call 6 or seven hundred seperate customers to say "can i please remote into your machine" and block windows update, it would take a month, and another to reverse it.

this is not the time to slag people off, its the time to help each other.

as far as i can see and from what i havent heard, there is no problem

would be interested in what others have to say, any reports of non domain win 7 oem / refurb PC's automatically installing, without asking for it, windows 10.

can anyone give nay details on wether they have hd these type of machines auto - upgraded?

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Re: Gray hairs

more info, on the machine i was talking about above,

i have kb's ready for install

2574819

2592687

2830477

2952664

3048761

3064209

3075851

its kb2952664 that worries me, but its only 6 mb, so cant be the huge win 10 update.

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Re: Gray hairs

ive just remoted into one of the many machines...its a win 7 pro OEM. i have run windows update, checked for new updates and it doesnt mention the win 10 download package. it still has the "upgrade to 10" system tray icon. that machine definitely has NOT been told to download the update, and looks like it wont. i realise that this is a pitifully small sample size though...

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Re: Gray hairs

im posting this again in case you didnt see the reply to your reply on my initial post.....please reply...we have similar set ups

hi dkersten, thanks for your response, i appreciate it. if we can continue to communicate through the this thread that would be great

For me, all the licenses are win 7 home prem or pro, OEM or refurb on my clients machines, so NONE of them are volume. (they are all home users or one man band / small businesses)

"I CAN verify that it will start if you have not reserved a copy or even opened the windows icon for the reservation."

you mean the download right? but does that mean that it starts to run?

if not, does it show itself as an update?

if so, which kind?

if they have updates set to automatic will it install the win 10 upgrade?

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Re: can someone clarify please:

hi dkersten, thanks for your response, i appreciate it. if we can continue to communicate through the this thread that would be great

For me, all the licenses are win 7 home prem or pro, OEM or refurb on my clients machines, so NONE of them are volume. (they are all home users or one man band / small businesses)

"I CAN verify that it will start if you have not reserved a copy or even opened the windows icon for the reservation."

you mean the download right? but does that mean that it starts to run?

if not, does it show itself as an update?

if so, which kind?

if they have updates set to automatic will it install the win 10 upgrade?

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Re: can someone clarify please:

im assuming 1) must be true, because i have at least 800 client PC's on win 7 and not on a domain, and i havent heard a peep from anyone, but it would be good to get clarification....

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can someone clarify please:

1) that this effects ONLY PC's that are attached to a domain

if not,

2) if they arent attached to a domain and they have declined the offer of the win 10 upgrade or not responded to it does it

2a) download the "update"

2b) download the update and offer it as an optional update

2c) download the update and offer it as an critical or recomended update

2d) download it and install it anyway

sorry, but its not clear from the article (to me anyway). thanks for your help.

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Windows 10 Start menu replacements shifting like hot cakes

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Re: Windows 8 isn't a good comparison

Yeah but it is great fun. Thats why we are all here right?

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Re: There are others available

Pokki is a piece of shit. Classic shell 3verytime

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Next-gen secure email using internet's own DNS – your help needed

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Re: a customer had a similar attack recently

thanks very much for the advice, i will check that out.

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a customer had a similar attack recently

i dont do the email for them nor run their website, so not my fault...ive been trying to get them to move to hosted exchange from the crap that theyre on for ages, but to no avail. anyway, last week heres what happened

an email was purportedly sent by "Jim" a director of the company to a minion "Brian" (except it was spoofed).

the email said "brian, its Jim, please tell adam in finance to pay this company with these bank account details just shy of £20k by the end of play today". brian then emails adam this, and adam pays the (fake) company.

they probably got the details of who was who from the website (they are now changing their website...). quite an elegant attack though.

weve figured out a way to stop this, and you probably already know this, and you probably dont like exhcange, but i'll tell you anyway just incase it helps someone. if they move to exchange, and set up spf correctly, there is an exchange setting "Blacklist email on SPF Neutral (for specific domains)". juts bung your own domain into the list.

then, as long as every single server you use to send email is in the spf record, noone can spoof you like this. obviously, things like fax's that email,their website's contact us form mailserver etc need to be included.

if anyone has a better suggestion let me know please.

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Hole in (Number) Two: MYSTERY golf-course pooper strikes again

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Re: possible new superhero

if the criminal turns out to be Clergy, we could have

"The Turtle and Teastrainer Boy in the case of the shitter Vicar : Touching Cloth"

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Re: possible new superhero

dont forget his sidekick,

Teastrainer boy

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Ashley Madison invites red-faced cheats to bolt stable door for free

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Re: Asking nicely always works wonders

and as we all know, one swallow does not a summer make. but it does make you smile! (well, every once in a blue moon now ive been going out with my fiancee for 10 years....could be worse, we could be married)

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