* Posts by HKmk23

199 posts • joined 12 Oct 2007


Webroot dunked in Carbonite: Should be quite well protected – if it survives the freezing process, that is



I am not putting my family jewels in someone elses hands ....ever!

Sure, you can keep Grandpa Windows 7 snug in the old code home – for a price


Re: Happily

It's not the interface so much as the software that will not run, please do not talk about Wine or any V software they are simply too much hassle. So when Linux can run Visio, Smart Diary, Vegas Pro, Supereyes, Drive pro to name just a few ( which I cannot see Ms#@te ever letting happen) I am stuck as I said happily with Win 7 pro. Just for the record Ubuntu seems to be the most user friendly interface although Mint is a close second.



running windows 7 pro on my offline network and expect to until windows 15 or 16 is stable (if ever) or Linux becomes more user friendly.

Bug-hunter faces jail for vulnerability reports, DuckDuckPwn (almost), family spied on via Nest gizmo, and more


Re: Correction

Tell that to the French!

US midterms barely over when Russians came knocking on our servers (again), Democrats claim


Most Yanks are so thick...

eg; Who else needed a label "Do not iron this shirt while wearing it"?

When they have nothing else to say the Demoprats revert to "there is a red under the bed".

Trump with all his faults is the best President they have had since Teddy Roosevelt, he has in half a term put their economy back on its feet and although no-one likes to admit it he is also right about the Wall.....why should you not be able to lock your front and back doors? You can still give asylum to people with a genuine need but there is no requirement in the world to have an open house for every terrorist or drug pusher.

DNAaaahahaha: Twins' 23andMe, Ancestry, etc genetic tests vary wildly, surprising no one


Seems strange

They did not bother to get a proper DNA test and publish the results alongside.......

IBM insists it's not deliberately axing older staff. Internal secret docs state otherwise...


Don't forget

This is the company that said there would probably only be five computers in the whole world at any one time........Idiotic Braindead Morons.

Just updated Windows 7? Can't access network shares? It isn't just you


Re: I haven't updated my win 7 box in _MONTHS_

Took all my important stuff off the net with a stable Win7 pro build ages ago and have every intention of staying that way. We always said "If it ain't broke don't fix it" rather than "fix it 'till it's broke"

Win 10 is a dumb piece of crap and that is all there is to it.

Oz cops investigating screams of 'why don't you die?' find bloke in battle with spider



When we moved to France, I foolishly said to my Wife you take care of the spiders and I will take care of the snakes!

Current score (snakes) is 6 to me and two to my dog! The largest was just over 2 metres long and as thick as your wrist....not venomous but a very nasty bite.

I should have said I will take care of the elephants!

London's Gatwick airport suspends all flights after 'multiple' reports of drones


Well it has managed to

Put CorBlimeys lying and getting caught off the front page......so how about Plod visiting Labour party HQ to see if they are recharging drone batteries?

Lets make


Lets make

March 29th 2019 the UK's own INDEPENDENCE DAY! A national holiday forever on that date like July the 4th in the US.

Microsoft flings untested Windows 10 updates to users! (Oh no it doesn't!)


Re: An opening is here

I rest my case!


Re: @Phil O'Sophical

Nah..its third time lucky for Germany.

WW1 - lost

WW2 - lost

WW3 - the political war - WON! Sieg heil!


Re: gained the tools necessary for hosting a static website back in 2011.

Only ex (seeking new employment) double glazing salesmen are allowed to use that statement "it's in the cloud".......


An opening is here

For the next Steve Jobs (RIP) or William Gates of long ago to market a new operating system that works. Please do not suggest Linux of any current variant thats a little like saying a coal fired steam turbine is a better way of making electricity.

My network is now air gapped and happily running on Windows 7pro with just this one W10 pro laptop connected to the outside waiting for Mshite to screw it over in a compulsory update sometime soon......

Bloodhound SSC reaches the end of the road for want of £25m



Waste of money.

If at first or second you don't succeed, you may be Microsoft: Hold off installing re-released Windows Oct Update


I have had enough

I have taken all my pcs off the internet except one W10 which is not connected to my network. All the others (five) have been rebuilt to Windows 7 professional sp1. This give me back control and Micro###t can no longer force updates, screw my systems, or any of their other "advantages".... when and if they manage to develop a computer system for us the users (known as customers) instead of the coffee klatch at Redmond'a wank tank I may try again.

Shortages, price rises, recession: Tech industry preps for hard Brexit


Oh what a lot of whinging eurobootlickers we have here

At last Britain has another chance of being Great Britain again. It is a pity we do not have our own Donald Trump to get our economy going as well as The USA is now.

Think tank calls for post-Brexit national ID cards: The kids have phones so what's the difference?


No Excuses!

Only the people who are dodging paying tax, or on the run or should not be in the UK in the first place do not want ID cards......in other words the undersirables and the crooks.

Bring in ID cards NOW!

Some of you really don't want Windows 10's April 2018 update on your rigs


Windows 10 pro is absolute crap.

I am currently re-installing Windows 7 Ultimate on all my machines as I am a sick and tired of updates that keep breaking things and destroying my network without asking! Microsoft, they are MY computers...keep your misbegotten and misguided fingers off.

Test Systems Better, IBM tells UK IT meltdown bank TSB


Simple fact

Senior management (the bosses) still know fack all about IT. They still have secretaries to do that typing stuff and after a big lunch are pissed out of their minds. Or are so concerned about their secret offshore fund the cannot concentrate on anything else.

Blighty's super-duper F-35B fighter jets are due to arrive in a few weeks


Have they solved the problem?

That the F35 can take off from our new aircraft carriers fully armed but cannot land back on them unless the armaments have been dumped or fired?

No Falcon Way: NASA to stick with SLS, SpaceX more like space ex


NASA or Not A Serious Agency...

Graft and corruption alive and well living in NASA

Five things you need to know about Microsoft's looming Windows 10 Spring Creators Update


I have

edited the registry to disable windows updates. I wait until the dust has settled before I allow mugsoft to screw my computer....in the meantime I am experimenting with a Linux (Mint 18.3) machine for internet use and a stand-alone unconnected windows 10 pro machine solely for those windows programmes that will not run on anything else.....

Guns, audio and eye-tracking: VR nearly ready for prime time


HA ha ha ha

Are these the same morons who invented 3d TV? You know the one no-one bought....in what universe are they going to persuade the public to wear a crash helmet to use a computer?

BOFH: Give me a lever long enough and a fool, I mean a fulcrum and ....


Sounds like

A government project civil service meeting!

Windows 10 to force you to use Edge, even if it isn't default browser


Microsoft reminds me of lemmings

I have turned off windows update (I wait until the dust has settled on all "new" updates before turning it back on for an hour). But this communist ideology inspired concept of shoving the overlords ideas down our throats is fast becoming the last straw. I am seriously considering keeping two "sneakernet" pcs off the internet to run those windows programs I cannot do without and running a Linux variant for internet only. And I started with Windows 3.0!.......well done microsoft!

Once again, UK doesn't rule out buying F-35A fighter jets



The F35 b's still cannot land back on the carriers fully armed so the basic scenario is still either not take off, take off and dump all the weapons or kill somebody anyway! Well played Officer Poffle!

Brit transport pundit Christian Wolmar on why the driverless car is on a 'road to nowhere'


Re: They will never work in an urban environment.

The Darwin effect will eliminate that problem!

UK drone collision study didn't show airliner window penetration


Remember when

CB radios "were not in the public interest to have communications freely available to the public"

Stress analysers (lie detectors) "are not in public interest to be freely available"

Firearm pistols "not in the public interest" (they won that one)

Sorry guys, you are living in a semi communist police state in the UK.

Brazil says it has bagged Royal Navy flagship HMS Ocean for £84m


Re: All I would like to know is.....

Not so much a reply as an addendum. The replies so far seem to refer to ships and deals over 100 years ago....so nothing has changed it would seem. Surely our brave sailors deserve a better standard of equipment without some idiot in Whitehall interfering? Why on earth did we sell all those Harriers cheap to the US Marines (who are still using them)? They would have done nicely on the two new carriers surely?


All I would like to know is.....

Exactly how much money from trading (anything) have the people responsible for buying this kit in the first place and then selling it at a loss? Ever made? Or in simple terms do they have any business experience at all?

I appreciate that warships are not exactly the sort of item you would find on Amazon (yet) but surely by now we should be avoiding these seemingly ongoing disasters of buying ships that break down (type 45's), aircraft that cannot take off and land fully weaponised (F35) as nauseam?

That was fast... unlike old iPhones: Apple sued for slowing down mobes


The probable answer is

As the typical fanboy is technically challenged anyway, they decided to slow their phones so as the fanboys get older they can keep up with the tech!

Missed opportunity bingo: IBM's wasted years and the $92bn cash splurge


Died when

They sold the Lenovo name and business.

Sky regulators brace for millions of Xmas toy drone sales


You have

Never been able to legislate against idiocy......then as previously posted between 50% and 90% of the Crimbo drones will have self-destructed within 24 hours of first take off.

Prosecute driverless car devs for software snafus, say Brit cyclists


Re: Cycle lanes/paths

The comment regarding cycles on the roof of a car simply typifies the mentality of push bike riders!


It should be law

For all the lycra nazis to have and use a bell for audible warning of approach (I think it might be law), for all push bikes to be fitted with rear view mirrors, to be licensed and to be insured.

I would like to see a road test introduced and an IQ test for push bike riders but that last idea is probably a bit of an oxymoron.

SagePay's monster wobble... On the third day of sale week, UK retailers start to weep


Only one decent company to deal with

PAYPAL......customers like it too!

Possible cut to British F-35 order considered before Parliament


First sensible comment I have seen.

No one seems to think of the future.....all thoughts are based on past wars and actions. The tank is obsolete due to the attack helicopter and they are all obsolete due to the drone. So if drones cannot be launched from the soon to be obsolete fleets of oil tankers (think electric cars) then these easily destroyed aircraft carriers could serve perhaps as mobile launch pads. The drones of course are controlled from thousands of miles away so no pilots necessary!

BOFH: Do I smell burning toes, I mean burning toast?


Server rooms

A while back I worked in a UK law enforcement department. They decided on a new building, as they did not want me to share their new office space, they told me I could have a desk in the server room. When they realised that I had an office (server room with restricted personnel access) bigger than an Assistant Chief, that was on the top floor with a view, and the only air-conditioned office in the building, the union forced the installation of £250,000 worth of aircon retrofitted to the rest of the building! This is where your tax money goes guys!

Essex drone snapper dealt with by police for steamy train photos


I feel sorry,

For all you poor buggers having to live in a police state.

F-35 firmware patches to be rolled out 'like iPhone updates'


Perhaps it is the I-FKD update?

We are of course talking about the aircraft that once it has taken off from our wonderful new aircraft carriers, cannot land back on them until it has fired/unloaded/ditched all its ammunition and bombs.

Just how are HMRC’s IT systems going to cope with Brexit?



Donald Trump....

The architecture for sharing tokens across blockchains promises traction


I have got a lot of monopoly money

I will swop for bit coins at face value....any takers?

Seriously this is all just like the emporor's new invisible clothes (hint- he has not got any on) only the the idiots can actually see the new clothes!

'Driverless' lorry platoons will soon be on a motorway near you


Has nobody realised

What they are calling a platoon of lorries is what we have been calling a railway train for years? Except the train is greener not having an engine for every carriage/wagon!

UK.gov is hiring IT bods with skills in ... Windows Vista?!


I think

It's a sly way of asking for support guys for the new aircraft carrier HM Queen Lizzy.....they are using Windows XP and are trying to keep it all hush hush......

Revealed: The naughty tricks used by web ads to bypass blockers


Would it be illegal

To use Kickstarter to raise a fund to put a contract out (the terminal type) on these people?

Electric driverless cars could make petrol and diesel motors 'socially unacceptable'


I would think possibly

That all it would take is one really good lightning storm (EMP) and everyone will be walking home (forever?)

Don't panic, but your Bitcoins may just vanish into the ether next month



You made me actually check it was not April 1.

The acronyms are almost unbelievable...

UASF = U Are Simply Fucked

SEGWIT = Dimwit

BIP= Bloody Impossible (to) Prove (anything)

Luxembourg passes first EU space mining law. One can possess the Spice


My Wife

Bought me a plot of ground on the moon 20 years ago (I have the Deed), so I cannot wait to open my office up there and invite the tax man to visit and collect his cheque!


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