* Posts by king of foo

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Project Spartan: We get our claws on Microsoft's browser for Windows 10

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I don't get it (Big...)

Can't IE mode just be baked into Spartan, with a "switch engine" button/intuition that remembers if a particular site needs IE or not? Why not make this offer ie6+ modes for full-on legacy support. And how about a similar concept to handle Java needs... and, er, cringe, flash?

Hmmm... wouldn't that make this actually "attractive" for business users? Bundle it all up in a mega secure sandbox with paranoia settings and you've got something for everyone. And release it on w7 as well, with a guarantee that anything that works in Spartan on w7 will work in w10.

Of course we want to abandon legacy crap, but sometimes that's easier said than done.

The "unique selling point" of windows should be legacy support, especially for business. When I upgrade yes I want a little shiny, but I want all my old stuff to keep working, otherwise it's not an upgrade, it's a "change". Change is hard. If businesses are to change to w10 before 2021 then ms need to shift their focus to where it matters before all our software is "cross platform"/cloud and we, shock/horror, don't need Microsoft any more...

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CIOs: What tech will be running your organisation in 2020?

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there is no choice

We are nailed to the cross. It doesn't matter if it rains or there's a sand storm.

The people who came before hammered those nails in so hard that decapitation is the only option if we desire true freedom.

I traded in the cattle prod for a chainsaw last week in readiness...

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Re: Something that spellchecks headlines, maybe

Must be talking about this

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Google promises Pointer Events support, with or without Apple

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Re: Why is Apple not using it?

"Honeybadger don't care"

Apple do their own thing. They don't care about anyone else unless there's a potential P&L impact. Think 1990's Microsoft.

Also, step into their shoes; what if you have already invested time and effort on your own solution and you're pretty happy that it works; why would you chuck that in the bin just to "play nice" with your competitors? Apple don't play nice.

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I see you have the gTLD that goes .ping!

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.cum hither with thine .co.ck

...and enjoy my new web porn empire.

I still say the gtld should be at the BEGINNING of the URL. But the same clever people in the US responsible for date/time formats made that call didn't they?

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Make up your mind: Microsoft puts a bullet in Internet Explorer after all

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Re: Ohh dear, it's the browser Hokey Pokey

Dear god what's wrong with me... I'm seeing double entendres everywhere!

I'd argue it's more like

Old Mother Hubbard

Went to the cupboard

To get her poor doggie a bone,

When she got there

The cupboard was bare

So the poor little doggie had none

...but who's cupboard will she look in next? Apple? Google? *nux?

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Dear departed Internet Explorer, how I will miss you ... NOT

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Adobe lifts sheet on Dropbox-style doc sharing cloud

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Re: oh great, more security holes o'Adobe!

This!

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Watching porn makes men BETTER in bed, say trick-cyclists

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hmmm...

So, kinky doctor asks you to watch porn in a university, with giggling/jiggling 20 something's on campus, nearby, perhaps even having sat right here...

Giggity...

Are we sure this isn't "porn on steroids" for these guys?

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Honey, I shrunk the Windows footprint

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Re: Don't stop there

It's arguably many people on this forum's fault we have windows boot time pain.

Lazy, badly written startup scripts/group policy have been making "the work laptop" a painful experience for decades.

Stop it.

I know you aren't forced to wait TEN MINUTES for your PC to boot so stop being a twat.

If only the bofh were so evil...

Cold boot with WiFi disabled and network port unplugged; 22 seconds, otherwise easily 12mins+

Admit it...

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BBC: We'll give FREE subpar-Raspberry-Pis to a million Brit schoolkids

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too late

I'm pretty sure a ton of ICT money is already being spent on iPads for kids. If these are already in the estate the beeb would be better off building a html5 app optimised for touch at minimal expense. If they must invest in hardware then those programmable Lego toys would be both fun and informative, and a special range could be brought out in line with BBC programming. Schools compete for some kind of prize. E.g. life size daleks...

Anyway, I think someone needs to track down Stallman and put him in charge of ICT...

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Should online pirates get the same sentences as offline ones?

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nothing competes with:

my sister shoplifted this and I bring it up every time I see her.

Every.

Time.

The way I see it, this is her penance for subjecting me to the mental scarring of having it on repeat 24/7 for what felt like YEARS as a child.

Oh god, I'm having flashbacks now... The horror!

Prison is too good for whoever produced this...

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Give biometrics the FINGER: Horror tales from the ENCRYPT

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ARSEWORD

My arse is most definitely "having words" today...

I blame the baked beans I had with my bacon roll...

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Out of time: Huawei, LG unveil watches nobody wants to buy

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Re: What am I missing?

"OK google, what time is it"

"Beep, hammer time"

Works through jeans, suits, shorts etc.

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Boffin: Use my bionic breakthrough for good, and not super cyborgs

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I wonder... iTitties ?

I'm not exactly He-man but I've seen some guys able to wiggle their tit muscles (er, they may have an actual name but you know what I mean) about pretty impressively - could this be a business opportunity?

Not content with just looking like a wanker using your iPod, iPhone and iPad simultaneously while sipping TEA at an expensive coffee franchise, pausing briefly to adjust your hat, one can now use their iBra/iTit to control a third bionic hand to toss one off under the table...

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W3C recommends Pointer Events standard – but it's a touchy subject. Right, Apple?

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salesforce.com

Slightly off topic but this AM I tried to change the setup of salesforce1 app for my org; their new vision for a mobile world, using my smartphone. The UI required drag and drop... for which touch input is entirely possible in JavaScript... but sadly wasn't implemented in the salesforce1 setup! FFS.

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Vint Cerf: Everything we do will be ERASED! You can't even find last 2 times I said this

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missed opportunity

History is no longer written by the victor, but by the evil prankster with the glass writer...

Facebook was an actual book compiled by international police containing millions of peoples' mugshots.

The most famous painting, the moaning lisa, was stolen by a gang of cockney criminals driving 3 different coloured Volkswagen Beatles, and later recovered when they broke down.

Etc.

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Apple LIGHTSABERS to feature in The Force Awakens

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is that lense flare?

No, it's a power surge! Quick, drop it!

Noooooooooooooooo!

How Luke really lost that hand.

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STINKY nerds: Sick of horrifying chums with your terrible BO? Nosey Google wants to help

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Re: Good gawd/ess.

Ha. If I "get caught short", simply squirting some lynx on the turd in my pants and carrying on with my day does sound appealing but I think in that circumstance this article actually makes a lot of sense!

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REVEALED: TEN MEEELLION pinched passwords and usernames

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Pastebin etc

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Russian revolution: YotaPhone 2 double-screen JANUS MOBE

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English, as taught by a Scot

It's = it has or it is

If substituting "has" or "is" for the apostrophe doesn't make sense then don't use the apostrophe!

Grammar; it's really confusing because it's got lots of strange rules hidden up its sleeve.

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NERDS KICK PUPPY 'bot in brutal attack

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Re: That...

Their other projects are far scarier. See PETMAN or ATLAS...

I'll be back

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the next vid

...involves saddles, small children, and lightsabers!

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O2 notifies data cops 'for courtesy' ... AFTER El Reg intervenes in email phish dustup

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Re: Who says it's a breach

I agree, it sounds like a marketing company/contractor requested a dump of customer email addresses etc for use in campaign x.

Request was passed to a new employee/someone with access to extract said data but neither knows nor cares about the security implications.

Whatever "report" was compiled and forwarded evidently held more than just contact info. Whoever was meant to give the data a sense check obviously couldn't be arsed to read it and just forwarded on.

Contractor/agency then shares data with someone else. I wouldn't be surprised if it was uploaded as a public google doc or something daft like that.

This kind of thing is impossible to contain.

As soon as data exists it's inherently insecure.

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Ugly, incomplete, buggy: Windows 10 faces a sprint to the finish

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Re: I still shudder...

Finally, the time has come.

2015 will be the year of windows on the desktop.

No, wait, that can't be right!

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We take bots down, but they get up again – you're never going to keep them down

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Re: When will the NSA do their damn jobs?

They're too busy re-watching those cat videos you watched on YouTube 8 years ago and reading all your spam from 2012 in case it mentions tourism to focus on anything else. Then they have to do a load of paperwork so it looks like they had genuine cause to suspect you of tourism.

So obsessed are they by tourism that I even saw a "honeypot" advert on tv here in the UK the other day. You guys are so desperate to catch tourists you've started advertising California as a tourism hotspot. They even dragged Conan the barbarian out of retirement to do a cheesy grin and recommend travelling by "choppa".

So, arguably, by targeting tourists the NSA are protecting your economy from foreigners spending all their money holidaying in Europe, but if all your resorts are like "Gitmo" then I don't think you'll get many repeat visitors...

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Powering the Internet of Stuff – by sucking electricity from TREES

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whatever happened to

Humans as batteries? Worked in the matrix.

Being a bat fastard I long for an implant that harvests the power of bacon so it ends up fueling my devices rather than my waistline.

"No love, you look positively skinny in that outfit. Hey, your mobile's getting low, here, eat this bacon butty."

Sod curing cancer, cure bacon instead.

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Regin super-malware has Five Eyes fingerprints all over it says Kaspersky

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Terminator

DEFENCE

Genius. I wonder if The Black Death started out in a similar vein...

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FTC to Internet of Stuff: Security, motherf****r, do you speak it?

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Re: I would like to offically declare

New identity protocol required.

ID-IOT

That is all.

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YouTube flushes Flash for future flicks

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Ming the Merciless

Every thousand years, I test each life system in the Universe. I visit it with mysteries, earthquakes, unpredicted eclipses, strange craters in the wilderness... If these are taken as natural, I judge that system ignorant and harmless - I spare it. But if the Hand of Ming is recognized in these events, I judge that system dangerous to us. I call upon the great god Dyzan, and for his greater glory...

[leans forward, smiling]

... and for our mutual pleasure...

[leans back again]

... I destroy it utterly.

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GRENADE! Project Zero pops pin on ANOTHER WINDOWS 0-DAY

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Re: The origin of patch Tuesday

C. I like patches that don't **** up more than they fix. B is a nice to have. A seems a bit daft. One does not NEED to install a patch as soon as it is available but it would be better to have the OPTION to do so.

I suspect A actually results in more bad patches; in order to squeeze in a patch to a particular time table there will invariably be new things landing at the last minute with significantly less time to test.

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Google unleashes build-it-yourself 'Ara' SLABLET phones (in Puerto Rico)

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Re: No way, no how

I want one. But, like Lego, think big. Modular smartphone, clickety, modular tablet, clickety, laptop, clickety, desktop, clickety drone, clickety nuclear warhead...

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Stop viewing Facebook at work says Facebook at work on Facebook at Work

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beep, beep-beep, ring-ring, cough, poke, slap, OY! YOU! TALK TO ME! NOW! RAAAAAAAAAAaaAAAAAaaaaa

When exactly are people supposed to get any work done with all these communication channels pouring spam at us 24/7?

I check my primary inbox and respond to 2 emails when my mobile beeps (OK, it makes a dialup modem noise but you get the idea) so I read the SMS and am about to pick the landline up to call the messager back when my mobile rings (plays the theme tune from Monty Python...) and it's someone else needing help with something. During the phone call another 10 new emails drop in and I'm conscious that a small queue has formed behind me in the open plan office of people actually wanting to talk to me in person. An hour of "chatting" later I get back to that second email as I hadn't managed to click "send". As soon as it's clicked another email lands informing me someone assigned me a "case" in salesforce.com. It's actually a meeting invite, which I add to my outlook calendar. Then I notice some red "tasks" someone assigned me so I start reading and one of the secretaries hands me a stack of snail mail. I raise my hand to receive said envelopes and the landline rings...

No. I don't want Facebook for work tyvm. I want a little peace and quiet to get some ****** work done!

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This $10 phone charger will wirelessly keylog your boss

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Re: Wires FTW

Wireless keyboards and mice in offices confuse me, especially when coupled with docking stations.

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Lollipop licked: KitKat still king in Android land

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Re: HAL

My god, a NEXUS6/HAL9000 hybrid? We're all DOOMED!

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Re: Anonymous fandroid coward

I echo your sentiment :)

Manufacturers + distributors should be rated based on their commitment to ota IMHO, then be forced to advertise that rating prominently at pos.

Consumers are capable of making educated choices. In 2011 I suspect that meant buying an XP PC or a Mac rather than something with half the ram it needed to function!

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BAN email footers – they WASTE my INK, wails Ctrl+P MP

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Re: can we ban printers instead?

Hmmm. 9 by default, but a senior exec can use the single 24 pin variant if he/she wants to feel special.

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can we ban printers instead?

For stuff you absolutely cannot live without on paper, ressurrect the awe and wonder of the dot matrix... Ah, that beautiful screachy sound... and that greenish paper...

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Hey look! Microsoft's workforce isn't all white men

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Re: Diverse != Good

Agreed; I just want the best person for the job to get the job. MS could be 100℅ Orsimer for all I care.

I always refuse to state my age, race, gender or religious stance on corporate crap anyway, and I can't be the only person to do so. No, wait, I did once claim to be an "other" (Green) woman in her 80's who worshipped the Devil, but that was just on my job application.

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Lizard Squad gang moves from PlayStation, Xbox Live attacks to Tor

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Re: the tablets will save us...

Hmmm. I'm not so sure. I'm no 1337 H4XX0R but surely for the "perfect" ddos you'd want as many distinct attack vectors as possible spread as far across the globe as you can get them. That's not how most cloud services work is it? (single badass data centre with enough cooling to start the next ice age). Actually "hacking" and poisoning the vm's being used would theoretically give you the volume, but not the spread. A few thousand "clever" fridges or toasters could do far more damage imho, especially if enterprising crims were to subvert the production process.

I can't see skiddies using daddy's credit card to set up their own VM farm for ddosing...

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the tablets will save us...

The decline of windows in the living room could mean the death of the botnet as we know it today. I (still) fear the (id)iot.

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Edu-apps may be STALKING YOUR KIDS, feds warn

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Re: Where the buck stops

How about these brain numbing soap operas take a break from murder, theft, adultery etc for an episode or three and highlight the dangers of those ipads you bought your kids this Xmas. I don't know; maybe a RATter stalks a teenage girl and kills her by bashing her over the head with a surface pro 3, or one of the protagonists hatches a scheme to defraud and there's a scene with gchq bods looking through all their selfies on their iPhone and finding their accomplices by scraping their Facebook data and catching them using their phones' GPS.

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UK air traffic bods deny they 'skimped' on IT investment after server mega-fail

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Re: "Old" works for me

If the 20+ year old tech has been 'maintained' and 'refined' over those 20 years then arguably it is not "old" and I wholeheartedly agree with the above. However, if someone wrote the source code in the 90s and it hasn't been updated in 15+ years then someone needs to be beaten to death with their own 56k modem.

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Goes like the blazes: Amazon Fire HDX 8.9 late 2014 edition

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Re: Wake me up...

No.

That is all.

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Re: Wake me up...

Try paying for a mail client.

I agree that you shouldn't need to but, yeah, Microsoft... Woo.

I use "Mobile Access For Outlook OWA" on android. It only cost a few quid and has been regularly updated and gone from strength to strength. Would recommend. Devs were quick to respond to my emails identifying issues.

Def works with exchange 2007+2010, not sure what else.

Like it so much I'd happily pay the 3 or 4 quid all over again.

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Re: Single page view ?

Replace the www. with m.

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Roll up, come see the BOOMING HACKER BAZAAR!

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Re: not naughty enough...

Or they could pool their spare cash together and hire a crack commando unit sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit... If such "a team" existed I'm sure the place to find them would be one of these bazaars...

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not naughty enough...

These bazaars need to do some really naughty stuff before the police will do anything about them.

You know, like torrenting the next star wars movie. Murderers, rapists, drug barons, PAH, it's those filthy pirates we need to stop!

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Microsoft, rivals together fight US govt's cloud data snatch

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in other news...

Microsoft patents privacy...

Apple counter by claiming Steve jobs invented it in 1987.

Google look on in green eyed wonder.

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