* Posts by aqk

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Tough Banana Pi: a Raspberry Pi for colour-blind diehards

aqk
Pint

Hey- add a DDR3 memory slot and maybe a PCIe-3 slot and it will be one helluva motherb...uh, I mean a computer!

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Microsoft WINDOWS 10: Seven ATE Nine. Or Eight did really

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Headmaster

Re: Yaaaaawn

Oh, stoppit!

Sadly, you must have been borne too loose.

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Windows

Re: Yaaaaawn? There IS a SLIDESHOW on Win 8

I have both Win 8 and Win 8.1.

The photos slideshow runs very well on it. In fact I have a two-monitor desktop on my 8.0, and the slideshow rotates differnt pictures for each monitor (but all part of the same slideshow).

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Renewable energy 'simply WON'T WORK': Top Google engineers

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Pint

Re: Then we're fucked

Methane! Yes!

Let's put the Earth in orbit around Saturn! Think of all the free methane we can cadge from Titan!

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Black Helicopters

Re: three "disasters" so far - Three Mile Island, Chernobyl and Fukushima

Yes- but won't somebody think of the <sarcasm> thousands of children that died at Three-Mile Island? </sarcasm>

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Facepalm

Re: And thorium cycle nuclear power is EVIL!

Thw world is being run by LADIES. And with their lack of scientific knowledge, they deem anything that is "nuclear" must be EVIL!

Say hello to the dark ages again.

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I'M SO SORRY, sobs Rosetta Brit boffin in 'sexist' sexy shirt storm

aqk
Happy

May I have the shirt?

I do not wish to sound shirt-faced, but if the good rocket scientist is finished with the shirt, might he send it to me?

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Farewell Nokia: First ever 'Microsoft Lumia' set for Tuesday reveal

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Childcatcher

Oh, my!

So few Apple fanbois here. Are you all dying** out?

** Perhaps I should have said "drying out".

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A Terabyte in my HOUSE? Got more than that in my POCKET

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Childcatcher

MY OWN PERSONAL CLOUD!

Just what I need. Until the battery dies.

I suppose this could be plugged into the wall, via a 5V USB brick?

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US regulators OK sale of IBM's x86 server biz to Lenovo

aqk
Alien

Now, IBM can finally perfect its hi-tech stuff

Token-Ring! Much faster than Ethernet!

OS/2! It beats Windows hands down!

The PS2 bus! Get rid of your old motherboard design!

The 2321 Data-cell drive! Holds way more than a disk drive! Can you say "noodle-picker"? Hmm.. Perhaps Lenovo will demand this one be included in the sale...

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REGULAR FISTING is GOOD for your HEALTH, says respected surveyor

aqk

Re: Hmmm...@skelband GOATSE?

Are you sure you weren't looking at a pic of goatse?

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Re: Hmmm...

Ah, those Register headlines... sometimes they are real whack jobs.

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Who will kill power companies? TESLA, says Morgan Stanley

aqk
Black Helicopters

Lots of land in Northern Canada!

Musk should buy up lots of arctic space in Northern Canada.

There's PLENTY of space up there to install giant solar farms to charge those batteries!

Maybe I'll become some sort of broker, and sell land up there for this purpose! Anyone wanna buy?

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Native Americans KILLED AND ATE DUMBO, say archaeologists

aqk
Unhappy

Dumbo Archeologists

I prefer the appealing scenario as suggested in the url:

.../native_americans_killed_and_ate_dumbo_archaeologists/

Presumably this menu choice is no longer permitted in today's society. Pity.

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Cold War spy aircraft CRASHED Los Angeles' air traffic control

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Facepalm

You mean 65,535 feet?

Oh, wait! You mean it OVERFLEWED!

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aqk
Alien

Re: 'forgot that SideKick?' - It's Philippe.

Alas, Madeline Kahn has been dead for more that 10 years. (My how time flies!)

It was actually Philippe Kahn and his sidekick, in the LA control tower, demo'ing a new version of his Turbo Pascal to them.

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WTF happened to Pac-Man?

aqk
Megaphone

Get DIGGER! It's Free and runs on all platforms!

Not sure about win 8.1 though... I haven't tried it here. But it did run on my old Win-7.

And you do not even need a 5¼" floppy!

Windmill Software's famous 1980 Digger!

See DIGGER.ORG for the disgusting details.

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OK, we get the message, Microsoft: Windows Defender splats 1000s of WinXP, Server 2k3 PCs

aqk
Mushroom

Re: LAMP users are domestic terrorists

Fiddle-faddle. Go back to your Ubuntu and its OpenSSL.

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aqk
Windows

AH! So THIS is why my Win-8.1 had a huge update

Today I did an update to my Win Defender on Win 8.1 - 60+ Meg! I have never before seen such a huge update to Win-8, even when I first installed it.

viz. - Definition Update for Windows Defender - KB2267602 (Definition 1.173.73.0)

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Uh oh! Here comes the first bug in the Windows 8.1 Update

aqk
Terminator

Re: People still don't learn their lessons from Win-haters

No doubt you chattered this wisdom way back when, with regard to Win7, Vista (OK, this one WAS indeed a dog), Win-XP and Win2K.

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose - referring to YOU, of course, not Windows.

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aqk
Trollface

And all the pantless weasels here are..

Rejoicing!

"Nya nya! I told you that crappy ol' M$ was no good! Why didn't you get a cool linux system or a Mac like I did?"

No doubt this one will make the Reggie's "Most Read" or "Most commented" shortly!

With of course, the de rigeur (and incredibly witty) dollar-$ign in the usual places.

Nice to be among the weenie-boppers. Let's see how many down-votes I can accumulate here.

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Microsoft shunts top exec Julie Larson-Green sideways to make way for Stephen Elop

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Facepalm

Re: Pay attention!

How many times do I have to tell you: Pay attention to the bottom line!

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SkyDrive is dead! All hail Microsoft OneDrive! Happy now, Uncle Rupe?

aqk
Stop

Re: I just won't allow Microsoft to control the credentials

" I just won't allow Microsoft to control the credentials "

Wah wahhh! Cry and stomp your little foot!

You remind me of the self-important big web expert back in 1997 or so - if you went to his website with IE, it would switch to a page with-

"SORRY! We do not allow Microsoft users to browse this page! Please install Netscape 2.6 now!" Or whatever crude version Andreesen's creation was back then... What a dolt.

He appeared "big" amogst technophiles back in the late '90s, but now he is either dead, unemployed or retired (like me).

Stop shooting yourself in the foot, you self-righteous weenie...Grow up. Or mummy might spank you.

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aqk
Windows

Re: cannot get rid of it. REALLY?

You appear to be a dope. Or an old fogey.

Try asking your nephew. Or your grandson. I'm sure he can fix it for you.

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aqk
Terminator

Re: I don't care what it's called

Why? Explain please.

And no stomping your little foot and pouting this time, OK?

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aqk
Paris Hilton

Re: Guess they didn't learn from the Beatles

And Apple was a record publishing name used by the Beatles. (Apple Corp.)

And the original McIintosh was a Canadian apple, developed by John McIntosh in 1811.

Guess them Canadians will never learn. Duh.

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SPACE VID: Watch JUMBO ASTEROID 2000 EM26 buzzing Earth

aqk
Mushroom

Damn! I mis-read the heading.

When I fist saw this in my inbox, I read it as "JUMBO - A steroid" and was all set to get my credit card out.

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aqk
Joke

Re: As big as three CANADIAN football fields??

No problem. Then they can measure using Canadian football fields. Even bigger!

The Canadian field is 110 yards. With big end-zones.

As opposed to American, where the big end-zones are usually on the spectators.

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IT'S ALIVE! China's Jade Rabbit rover RETURNS from the DEAD

aqk
IT Angle

Not just China anymore...!

In the meantime, I understand that Israel will also be launching a lunar rover.

Designed to investigate the possibilities of setting up new settlements in unoccupied territories on the moon, it will be called the Jade Rabbi.

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Satya Nadella is 'a sheep, a follower' says ex-Microsoft exec

aqk
Mushroom

Re: “can neither spell CONSUMER nor DEVICE”

Perhaps that's because his spelling has been fond wanting.

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Windows 8.1 update 'screenshots' leak: Metro apps popped into classic desktop taskbar

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Thumb Down

Re: Reverse - Mobility ISP comment

What? Only 8 Gb?

And I was complaining about my 10Gb monthly! Last month I accidentally went up to ~13.5 Gb, and my wireless Internet bill was $130 !!

And still running Win 8.0 on a hard-to-transport big desktop - Obviously I do not feel like DLing that 3.5 Gb Win 8.1 upgrade.

ISP is Bell Mobility Canada - for anyone who cares to know who this shoddy service is supplied by.

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Spock-style gadget can SMELL my PEE! Weird gizmos of CES 2014

aqk
Paris Hilton

More than just porn output from your printer!

It also operates as a birth-control device, consequently measuring the male partner's fertility and sperm count.

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aqk
Paris Hilton

My Cake Printer- It needs a new cartridge.

I am definitely interested in one of these cake printers!

But where can I buy the ink cartridges? Are they sold through Amazon?

Is there just one cartridge, or several- one for each flavour? Do I have to change the cartridge for cookie printing?

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Bill Gates is once again the richest man on Earth

aqk
Windows

Re: The rich get richer ...

Well, he didn't shaft me.

OK, my Win 3.1 crashed at least once a week, and (I heard) Win-ME was a dog as well as Vista, but gee- in over a year My Win-8, now Win 8.1 has NEVER crashed!

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Classy Oregon diners tipped waitress with 'crystal meth' – cops

aqk
Boffin

Re: Breaking Badly

Now, now- mustn't forget the three batteries!

And a handsome young assistant to run down to the 7-11 for more batteries when needed.

I hear the lithium ones work the best.

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Mexican Cobalt-60 robbers are DEAD MEN, say authorities

aqk
Mushroom

Re: Radiation Monitoring on your feet?

Heh! Tell me about it. When I was a kid in the early '50s, all the shoe stores (in Quebec) had devices that you could stick your feet into, to see if your delicate foot bones were not cramped in the new shoe.

No? Then, madame, your son has a fine fit!

We kids used to go into the local shoe store on our own, and have fun staring at the flourescence, sometimes wriggling our toes, putting a penny on top of the shoe to see how transparent it was (not very), etc..

One day the government came around and seized all these devices, saying they were, uhh.. unsafe.

mais pourquoi?

C'est pas tes affaires, punk! Sors d'ici!

Sixty years later I still look at my feet to see if they perchance glow in the dark.

Ah well, I guess all the offending ions got pissed and shat out decades ago.

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aqk
Black Helicopters

I'm resonably sure the truck and the container already had warnings - both large radiation symbols and text in Spanish. But dolts were probably illiterate.

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Justin Bieber BEGGED for a $200k RIM JOB – and got REJECTED

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WTF?

Blackberry posted a loss of almost $1bn in Q2 2014

WOW! And it's still only December 2013

THAT'S the spirit, lads! Think ahead!

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Microsoft's so keen on touch some mice FAIL under Windows 8.1

aqk

Re: don't need new laptop ...just a new O/S

why?

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aqk
Windows

I cut my teeth supporting 3.11 back in

Listen, sonny: I worked with Win-1 and Win2. Now those were REAL clunkers! And on big 5¼" floppies

We all basically looked at this shit, and said WTF? The little Mac is waaaay better than this!

Gates&company just smiled, and presumably said "give us some time. We're developing something for IBM- but we have the rights to it!"

And then Win3.0 came out on 6? 9? - 3½ floppies.

And then as you said, 3.1 came out with much fanfare. (don't forget 3.11 with 32bit!)

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aqk

prevents me from "investing" in Windows 8."?

Trust me. You WILL sooner later. And then in a couple of years, you will complain about Windows 9, or whatever is around in 2016.

And of course then complain "What's wrong with Win8?" - Just as you did about the crappy new Win7: "Why cannot we all stay with good ol' XP? Or win2K?"

With guys like you, we'd still all be running the steam-powered PBE** And be asking our sisters to help us, as Lady Lovelace did: "Please?? Can you write me an App? Pleeeease?"

2016? Oh. Perhaps you'll still be running your old Wn7 or XP then. And your boss will be looking at you derisively.

(sigh) So many fools, so little adventure.

** Personal Babbage engine. Alas, no QWERTY input.

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Thumb Up

Re: Couldn't disagree more

Agreed. It's amazing that you got (so far) 27 downvotes, whereas someone who replies "Bollocks" to you gets mostly upvotes.

Clearly Theregister is full of antediluvian Mac weenies.

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aqk
WTF?

Re: I CANNOT agree

Blah blah blah... Perhaps you should NOT be building PCs.

I've built a couple, equipped them with both Win-8.1 AND linux, and the wireless mouse works perfectly in all instances.

EXCEPT! A Gigabytes wireless mouse acted erratically under my Win8.1, Win8.0 AND linux. I'll try testing it under my old (OLD! LOL) Win7 system, but I am sure it is the fault of the Gigabytes mouse.

Geez... what a bunch of losers / MS-bashers

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aqk
Happy

Win-7? LOL!

Why are all these MS (andWin-8) bashers always anonymous cowards?

MS must be doing something right...

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'Weird' OBJECT, PROPELLED by its OWN JETS, spotted beyond Mars orbit by Hubble

aqk
IT Angle

Maybe it's an MS spin?

What no anti-Win8 diatribe yet?

Where is everyone?

Surely this rocky object is just blowing off gases (sort of like tossing chairs) into empty space, and is thus rotating its way slowly back to Windows-7 (or perhaps XP) where the large majority of antediluvian Register readers reside...

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Microsoft: YES Windows 8.1 is finished, but NO you can't have it

aqk
Windows

Re: I'll update

I've upgraded a desktop and a laptop to Win-8. One of them has already been upgraded again to 8.1 - I realize I'll have to re-install when the "real" 8.1 comes out, but that's OK. Unlike you, I went the $39 route each.

I've a 3rd PC that may be upgraded if MS does a another bargain-basement offer like this when the final 8.1 comes out.

I wonder what all these tedious eight-bashers here are gonna do 2 or 3 years from now, when their old XP and Linux systems become unfashionable, or perhaps a boss starts asking questions as to why his IT dept. is so out-of-date....

I would amusing to keep some of these comments here and repost them publicly a few years from now.

Alas, most of these folks are anonymous cowards.

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Lenovo to ship all new PCs with Start Menu replacement

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FAIL

Wow! Win-8 "add-ons"?

You linux weenies complain about tacking on a little "start-menu" addition to Win-8, (of course adding a 100 Meg antivirus program doesn't count as an add-on, does it? ) - and then-

And then YOU suggest adding this UXstyle malware! Wow!

You really do wanna sabotage the newbies to Win-8, don't you? Do you work for Canonical?

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aqk
FAIL

Re: Just awesome indeed! I actually UPGRADED to Win8.

I actually upgraded my old Lenovo from Win-7 to Win-8 (now 8.1 eval)

And gee! It cost me $39 !!

And then gosh! - I added the IObit startmenu-8 for $... oh, wait- it's "free" Shucks! All that 585Kb of "bloatware"! Andit took... um, 90 seconds to install.

And before you tell me you shouldn't have to do all sorts of silly add-ons like this, I'll again suggest that you should really SERIOUSLY look at some anti-virus software "add-ons". If you haven't added this stuff, you're foolish.

Mine is AVAST... oh wait again! I currently use Windows Defender! And it came with the win-8 install.

See you in a couple of years. Enjoy your Windows-7. Or is it Windoze-XP?

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