* Posts by Dave Lawton

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Feel like you're being herded onto Windows 10? Well, you should

Dave Lawton

Re: I'll probably hang on a while to see how it shakes out

Have you looked here :-

http://askubuntu.com/questions/565516/can-linux-play-blu-rays

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Dave Lawton
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Feel like you're being herded onto Windows 10? You should

@LDS

It's worse than that, some of the pages refuse to load at all now, if you have Javascript turned off.

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Windows 10 upgrade ADWARE forces its way on to Windows 7 and 8.1

Dave Lawton

Re: AlternitiveOS

There is also a version of Mint that uses KDE as a desktop.

This might be more familiar since this is closer (on the surface) to the W95 et al style desktop.

There are also quite a few other distributions that have KDE as default desktop.

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MONSTROUS iPhone sales are CANNIBALIZING iPads, gabbles Apple CEO

Dave Lawton

Re: Showoffs

No, I got an Samsung Galaxy S2 to replace my HTC Desire, and a second one a little later (long story), gave me nothing but pure love for the device, which I also had when I owned Nokia phones. Now I'm on my second S2 and I have nothing but good things to say about them.

In my circle of friends, family and work colleagues, getting highly annoyed with an iPhone seems to be a common occurrence, they all got Androids because of their bad experiences, not to show off.

FIFY

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Midlife crisis, suck ingenuity? Microsoft turns 40; does the dad dance

Dave Lawton

Re: A multi-platform world?

We HAD a multi-platform world, until Gates came along and did his best to bury it.

So you could say that he set computing back by 40 years, and a bit, since we still don't have the diversity we had, although we are approaching it.

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The coming of DAB+: Stereo eluded the radio star

Dave Lawton

Re: Planet Rock is not on FM

Yes, but that is a quite recent development.

I could be mistaken, but I think that was one of the things Bauer Media changed shortly after they took over Planet Rock.

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Hey, Microsoft, we can call Windows 10 apps anything we like – you're NOT OUR REAL MOM

Dave Lawton

@Midnight

Upvote for the excellent B5 Z reference.

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Document Foundation pledges Office 365 and Google Docs challenger

Dave Lawton

@wolfetone

Have you logged the problems in the bug tracker ?

https://bugs.documentfoundation.org//

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BT set to undercut rivals with return to mobile biz

Dave Lawton
FAIL

OMG

I thought things couldn't get worse when T-Mobile was subsumed by Orange, but they did :(

I have major history with BT, every single thing they've ever done for me, they've managed to screw up, so you can imagine my despair when I heard that they were taking over EE.

I just wish we had proper alternatives, and a regulator with teeth, sigh.

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Aged 18-24? Don't care about voting? Got a phone? Oh dear...

Dave Lawton

Re: Since I have no desire to do the job...

I have an alternative to your No.1

Select the MPs by something similar to the way jury service is done.

We surely couldn't end up with anything worse than the current shower.

Oh, and anyone who says they'd love the job is automatically disqualified.

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Sick of Chrome vs Firefox? Check out these 3 NEW browsers

Dave Lawton
Angel

A real alternative

Built from scratch by a number of dedicated devs, owes nothing to any browser mentioned here.

NetSurf - http://www.netsurf-browser.org/

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HP's great – I prefer it on bacon rather than my printer, though

Dave Lawton
IT Angle

Re: Other Broon Sausces are available

@ Anonymous Coward

Unfortunately for you, Daddies is now one of HP's brands :(

So if you want to be HP free, then Branston, Hammonds, or Heinz should be your choice.

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ALIENS are surely AMONG US: Average star has TWO potentially Earth-like worlds

Dave Lawton
Boffin

Re: More than a coincidence?

@VinceH

What is the computer please ?

I can think of a few candidates, but none of them particularly likely.

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Watt the CHIP!? ARM pops out THE most powerful 64-bit Cortex for mobes'n'slabs

Dave Lawton
Happy

Re: The difference

A few things you may not know about :-

http://www.armini.co.uk/iMX6doc.pdf

http://www.riscository.com/2015/armx6-formally-announced/#more-3548

http://www.riscository.com/2014/show-report-london-2014/ Richard Keefe - Impression-X

http://www.mw-software.com/ ArtWorks 2.X2

http://www.davidpilling.net/ovationpro/opr.html

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Excitement in boffinry circles as GIGANTIC ALIEN RING BLOTS OUT SUN

Dave Lawton
Coat

Rings, not a single ring ?

Come back Louis Wu, all is forgiven.

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Opera Jon weaves a brand new browser

Dave Lawton

Another Browser

Have you tried Netsurf ?

http://www.netsurf-browser.org/

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Windows XP beats 8.1 in December market share stats

Dave Lawton
Linux

Re: Support is impossible

Just before anyone gets confused, no, the above isn't me, I recommend Mint, Kubuntu(LTS), OpenSUSE, and if you must, Win 7 Pro 64.

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BT to gobble EE for £12.5bn – BTEE phone home

Dave Lawton

Re: Well that's just great news!

That doesn't actually stop them from actually taking the amount up to a week before it is due (or before the date they have just notified you of).

Happened to me several times.

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The Nokia ENIGMA THING and its SECRET, TERRIBLE purpose

Dave Lawton
FAIL

Re: Well I never

Well that's crossed it off my Christmas list :(

Why oh why did they have to use a POS intel proc.

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Dave Lawton
Holmes

Well I never

It's an Android tablet !

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Mastercard and Visa to ERADICATE password authentication

Dave Lawton
FAIL

Re: Start with the basics

HSBC retired the RSA tokens, and replaced them by a device the size of a small calculator which you have to use the keys to enter a PIN, before it will generate the 'random' number to enter into the form on the website.

I have to have 2 because they couldn't make two different accounts work with the same device.

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VINYL is BACK and you can thank Sonos for that

Dave Lawton
FAIL

Re: Technics SL-1210's

Only fit for home use.

Unless you had some rather large concrete blocks to stand them on.

Don't think I ever came across something with such poor acoustic decoupling.

Utterly useless for live use with a decent size PA.

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Dave Lawton

Re: Wot - No LP12?

Slightly off track, has anyone heard of a source for the drive belt for the Connoisseur (SP?) BD1 ?

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Bendy, but hangs loose too: Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 10-inch Android tab

Dave Lawton
FAIL

Intel based

POC

Let the downvotes commence

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Hawking: Higgs boson in a BIG particle punisher could DESTROY UNIVERSE

Dave Lawton

Re: A hole in the LHC's vacuum bubble safety argument

Magnetic monopoles ruled out ? Brennan not best pleased.

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Fedora gets new partition manager

Dave Lawton

Re: Yeah that's what Linux was missing!

How about 6TB (2 £TB disks) as 1 virtual disk with XFS on top.

I could only find a command line solution (complete with errors :( ),

so it became a suck it & see.

Why did I need all that disk space - for a new MythTV box I built, because the old one (with 2TB) ran out of space so often, I became utterly fed up up with trying to work out what I could delete next.

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FEAST YOUR EYES: Samsung's Galaxy Alpha has an 'entirely new appearance'

Dave Lawton
Unhappy

No SD card slot !

Following HTC's lead I see :(

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Banning handheld phone use by drivers had NO effect on accident rate - study

Dave Lawton

Re: WP8 "driving mode"

For everyone else there is DriveSafe.ly

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Tech that we want (but they never seem to give us)

Dave Lawton
Flame

Re: 3G service

3G coverage, huh, what about delivering enough signal everywhere in the UK, so that the phones don't flatten their batteries just trying to enable voice calls. All of the operators, I'm looking at you, don't ignore your customers when they tell you there's an issue, and don't LIE when responding.

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Welcome to Heathrow Terminal, er, Samsung Galaxy S5

Dave Lawton

Re: If you don't like Heathrow T5...

Ah, Aberdeen, yes, unless it snows :)

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Mozilla axes HATED Firefox-ad-tab plan ... but will try again

Dave Lawton

Re: "...where we don’t yet have any recommendations to make from your history"

You want an alternative ?

Try NetSurf, currently V3.1, with nightly builds for those who like living on the edge.

No, it doesn't do everything the major browsers do, but if you can code in C, the devs will be happy to talk to you.

http://www.netsurf-browser.org/

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94% of Brit tech bosses just can't get the staff these days, claims bank

Dave Lawton

Re: Skills shortage is at the hiring end.

Steve B

Unless you've passed retiring age, you're NEVER too old, & probably not then either :)

Quiz list for you to answer, here, or to yourself.

Where do you live ?

Are you prepared to travel as far as 200 miles, or further for a role ?

Are you prepared to stay away for 1 week, 2 weeks, or 4 weeks as required ?

Will you accept short term, i.e. 1 month, 3 months, or 6 months long contracts ?

If the answer to those is yes, then put your CV on Jobserve, & Jobsite, and create a Linked-In profile.

Start applying for jobs, don't use the bulk apply, don't bother with cover letters.

There is plenty of stuff out there, this week I have had a dozen or so roles offered, with the stand-out one paying 380GBP per day, and on my home doorstep.

Good luck.

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Nokia launches Android range: X marks the growing low-cost spot

Dave Lawton
Coat

Re: Dual SIM

Apple & Samsung neglect the dual SIM market ?

Samsung don't - GT-B5722, 7722, & later models

Apple couldn't care less - buy two devices is their answer.

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Top Microsoft bod: ARM servers right now smell like Intel's (doomed) Itanic

Dave Lawton

Re: I can buy such an ARM chip right now.

Would you like to enlighten everybody on what you've bought please ?

A hyperlink or two would be nice as well.

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Dave Lawton
Holmes

X86 architecture

If there are good bits to X86 architecture, where are they hiding please ?

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Merry Christmas? Not for app devs: That gold rush is officially OVER

Dave Lawton

Re: App Permission

Thank you for this pointer, unless I'm mistaken, this is the one by Scott M.

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Ubuntu unleashes dual boot tool for Android mobes'n'slabs

Dave Lawton
Linux

Re: Any chance they can...

Some links for you :-

Google chromebook crouton

How to Install Linux on a Chromebook

Chromebooks and Chrome OS

HTH

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Wintel must welcome Androitel and Chromtel into cosy menage – Intel

Dave Lawton
Meh

Re: ooooouch

@BillG

But Intel HAD an ARM licence. They inherited it from DEC, along with DEC's StrongARM, but Intel didn't like advertising a competitors' product, so they called their fabbed version X-scale.

Unfortunately for Intel, the first few iterations were much worse performance than DEC's, so there was a drift away of users (not end users) to other ARM licensees, and Intel eventually sold off the division.

I think it's called Marvel now, BICBW.

The story is much more complex than that, but I think I've covered the essential bits.

I doubt that ARM would sell out to Intel, not in their shareholders' best interests.

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File-NUKING Cryptolocker PC malware MENACES 'TENS of MILLIONS' in UK

Dave Lawton

Re: Not just local disks

Have you found the culprit, who clicked on the attachment, yet ?

Or is there now a new way of auto-running attachments, by simply pre-viewing the email ?

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Fed up with Windows? Linux too easy? Get weird, go ALTERNATIVE

Dave Lawton
Boffin

Re: Tachikoma

Never gonna happen.

Check out https://www.riscosopen.org/content/sales/risc-os-usb-sticks

for an emulated version that runs on your OS of choice.

Or buy a Pi.

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Google pulls all Android apps linked to adware badness THAT MUST NOT BE NAMED

Dave Lawton

Is there any third party evidence that it's real ?

Anybody ?

FireEye don't seem interested in allowing comments on their blog, nor posting information on the apps that were removed.

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Internet Explorer 11 BREAKS Google, Outlook Web Access

Dave Lawton

Re: To avoid the problem altogether...

Search for NetSurf

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Microsoft TechDays Online: block out your calendar

Dave Lawton

No Firefox users

Bloody useless.

Doesn't work with Firefox either.

I signed up for a live.com account long ago (with Firefox), and used it to download an eval of server2012, so I know it works.

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REVEALED: Cyberthug tool that BREAKS HSBC's anti-Trojan tech

Dave Lawton
FAIL

Re: Old Virus - Rapport a joke

It insisted I ought to install it ... on an ARM based Chromebook !

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Dave Lawton
Happy

Re: Lee D

Bank that doesn't require owt special, and that includes Javascript - The Coop

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PORNAGEDDON: Sexy bloggrs stung by Tumblr smut smackdown

Dave Lawton
Holmes

Re: WTF is NSFW ?

Just in case you were serious, though I doubt it.

Not Suitable For Work

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LG's curvy telly and Samsung's Galaxy camera seen in the wild

Dave Lawton
WTF?

Re: Curvy screen... why?

More importantly, it can't be hung on a wall.

Why ever not ?

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Modern-day Frankenstein invents CURE for BEHEADING

Dave Lawton
Facepalm

Re: Prescient much?

Argh ... my head's spinning, the bolt's come out, you beat me to it :(

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Fedora back on track with Schrödinger's cat

Dave Lawton
Coat

Re: There is nothing wrong with KDE

Haven't tried a recent KDE release, does it still have the stupidity with default 'all-white' icons ?

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Offensive, iconoclastic internet trolls will NOT be prosecuted, says DPP

Dave Lawton
Headmaster

Re: Some examples of what is and is not prosecutable might help

Nottingham Airport - where's that please ?

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