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* Posts by Dan McIntyre

10 posts • joined 14 Nov 2012

Mars rover Curiosity snaps 'pale blue dot' image of Earth, Moon

Dan McIntyre

Nice

Best article ever posted on El Reg.

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Latest phish trawl: Your Twitter friend may not really be your friend

Dan McIntyre

Me too. It's not really news...

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Big Beardie is watching you: Lord Sugar gets into facial recognition

Dan McIntyre

Re: It's alright folks....

"...don't panic; it's from what was once Amstrad. Can anyone name *any* tech from this first rate twat that has *ever* worked or been adopted broadly by the market?" Bernard M. Orwell

Sky boxes. Sky + boxes. Sky + HD boxes.....

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1,000 O2 staff chose redundancy over Capita

Dan McIntyre
Happy

Re: disabled workers

"http://www.guardian.co.uk/healthcare-network/2013/jun/04/how-to-get-ahead-pip-disability-assessment

maybe you we should wait to judge until thay have started..."

Interesting reading. It sounds like they may be well intentioned, let's just hope things stay that way, rather than the ATOS version.

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Dan McIntyre
Devil

Capita are also one of the companies (the other being ATOS) who will be assessing claimants for PIP.

They're already facing a lot of hatred, and it's only set to increase...

I wouldn't want to work there either as a disabled person myself but then as an NHS contractor I don't have to, thankfully.

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More than half of Windows 8 users just treat it like Windows 7

Dan McIntyre

Re: More than half?

"Is there anyone out there who isn't paid to do so singing the virtues of Win 8? Or are people just using what comes with their machines because if they had a choice even those with a small amount of knowledge will be avoiding Win 8?"

Yup, me. I've been using Win8 since the first preview version on my laptop and main desktop at home and love it. Once the final release version was out I upgraded all our machines at home to it and have had no problems other than my Mrs moaning a bit about not knowing how to use it on her laptop.

And to address the point about just using what comes with a machine, none of our machines were Win8 machines previously, I made a conscious decision to install it on them all. Our teenage boys love it as they say it is just like their X boxes.

And as for me, I'm an IT professional of 13 years, as well as a freelance writer on disability and employment issues.

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Microsoft: YES! You can have your desktop back again for FREE!

Dan McIntyre

Re: Honestly

"but when I need to work, all the programs I use run in desktop mode, so the extra step of bouncing out into a full-screen start menu to load up each one is somewhat off-putting and certainle does nothing for the 'flow'."

How about pinning those programs to the task bar....?

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Official: More than 7 million Brits have NEVER accessed the interwebs

Dan McIntyre

Re: Not surprising, but nice to see some stats

Ole Juul wrote: "I also notice that disabled people are often hooked on drugs".

Can you expand on that statement at all? As in what type of drugs and how many disabled people you know who are "hooked"?

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Titsup Windows 8 PayPal payments snare upgraders

Dan McIntyre

Microsoft is still offering Paypal as a payment option for apps and subscriptions via the Windows 8 Store - I bought a 6 month sub to Win 8 magazine yesterday and one of the options was Paypal. I do have a Paypal account but having read this now I am glad I chose the credit card option.

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Sex offenders need internet access, judge rules

Dan McIntyre
FAIL

And what of the human rights of the victim(s)?

These kind of perverts are sick individuals preying on innocent children. Let's not forget that. When they do so they lose all "human" rights and are not fit to be classified as human.

So why should they be allowed internet access? Or anything else for that matter?

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