* Posts by Dan McIntyre

15 posts • joined 14 Nov 2012

Sony PC owners to get Windows 10 upgrade as early Christmas present

Dan McIntyre

Erm...

I upgraded my Vaio Fit15E last week and it runs just fine. It was a bit slow and the update to OneDrive soon started filling up the HDD but a reset of the laptop has cured both issues. Even the touchscreen still works.

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The Q7: Audi’s big SUV goes from tosspot to tip-top

Dan McIntyre

They're all the same

Audis/VWs/Skodas

They're all the same. Every single car from each of the manufacturers. Same interiors, same bland boringness and same numbskull "driving" them, usually 5mm from the rear of the car in front or, as last Friday, at high speed on the wrong side of the road after running a red light.

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And on that bombshell: Top Gear's Clarkson to reappear on Amazon

Dan McIntyre

I've been a Prime member now for about 3-4 years and can't fault it at all. Deliveries are always on time and I can stream videos, stream music and read kindle books at no extra cost, I also share my Prime membership with my partner and mother.

I've always used Amazon a lot so it makes sense for me I guess, but I do recognise that it's not for everyone.

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Nissan Juke Nismo RS: Family hot-hatch SUV that looks a bit like Darth Vader's hat

Dan McIntyre

My Mother has a Juke and while it's fine for her, I can't stand it. Too large outside for the space you get inside, which is pathetic. It's all overblown bodywork but is a Nissan Micra underneath.

My disclosure - I drive a 2013 Vauxhall GTC. Originally part of the Astra family though built on the chassis and suspension of the Insignia VXR and is now a car in it's own right having been divorced from the Astra.

It looks pretty on the outside and has plenty of space on the inside. Come October mine is hauling me and luggage for 7 people, plus my medical supplies and spare fuel cans, to Portugal and back.

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Facebook and Twitter queen Taylor Swift: Facebook and Twitter are RUBBISH

Dan McIntyre

Well I knew POTUS was Pres of US but I had to look up FLOTUS as well.

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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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