* Posts by HKmk23

152 posts • joined 12 Oct 2007

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

HKmk23

I would think possibly

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

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

HKmk23

Congraulations

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)

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

HKmk23

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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Male escort says he gave up IT to do something more meaningful

HKmk23

at least

he admits his difference is small

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Amazon granted patent to put parachutes inside shipping labels

HKmk23

Perhaps

This is why Kim Kong Unhinged is developing missile technology.... to handle returns? Glad I don't live anywhere near Amazon Way, Dunfermline in Fife!

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IBM marketeers rub out chopper after visit from CEO Ginni

HKmk23

and this is from the company

who in 1947 said there was only room for five computers in the whole world! Who said you cannot get the sack for buying IBM..... I know I would sack any moron who did!

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Head of UK.gov's Common Technology Services Iain Patterson steps down

HKmk23

Did anyone else

See the News interview where the Head of the Crime and Intelligence Committee admitted that he was "not a very technical person"? after the Wanna Cry debacle.

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US Coast Guard: We're rather chuffed with our new Boeing spy drone

HKmk23

Its not a boat

So in the eyes of Capn FishFinger (Lord of the Admiralty)...get rid of it!

When Brexit finally arrives and someone with a brain decides to flood the chunnel we will need this to keep the hordes at bay.

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It's been two and a half years of decline – tablets aren't coming back

HKmk23

The only reason

I use a tablet (Lenovo Yoga 2-830F) is to look up something while watching TV because I am too lazy to get up and walk over to the laptop, and most of all to read Kindle books in bed and check email first thing before getting up. For anything else they are useless.

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Windows 10 Creators Update general rollout begins with a privacy dialogue

HKmk23
Trollface

Windows 10 pro

I have disabled "windows update" in services. The latest "update" managed to remove the delete key in Outlook! From now on I will only "update" when the dust has settled and everyone has stopped moaning (if ever).

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Frustrated by reboot-happy Windows 10? Creators Update hopes to take away the pain

HKmk23

If anyone can tell me.....

How I can run: Visio, Treebyte, Dymo label, ANNI, ECGDM, VCDS, Splashtop Business, Stockmarket Eye to say the least on any other platform than windows for one would be very interested!

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More brilliant Internet of Things gadgetry: A £1,300 mousetrap

HKmk23

Down here

In SW France we have a 2m rat snake that keeps the rodents down in the garden and the dog keeps the snake out of the house.

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Nokia's 3310 revival – what's NEXT? Vote now

HKmk23

How about

An abacus with a nixie tube display?

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Get orf the air over moi land Irish farmer roars at drones

HKmk23

I was told

Ensure there is only one witness, therefore one side of the story to be told.....yours.

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'Mafia' of ageing scientists, academics and politicos suck at picking tech 'winners'

HKmk23

BBC micro repeat

The same addled thinking that allowed the BBC micro to bugger up a generation from original thought. The trouble is that by the time teachers know enough to try and teach it the concept is either dead or so far out of date it is no longer relevant. IT is not history or geography...! The only way I can see forward with the classroom and IT is workshops and apprenticeships (if UK IT companies will let the kids in).

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UK.gov still drowning in legacy tech because no one's boarding Blighty's £700m data centre Ark

HKmk23

The problem is...

Promotion in government is by seniority not merit! So management and upper management are usually clueless and of course you have all those who are promoted out of the way.....

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Raspberry Pi Foundation releases operating system for PCs, Macs

HKmk23

While everyone is knocking Microsoft....

Would someone be kind enough to tell me what else I can run ; Visio, Owl (power usage app), Vegas, Photoshop, Paintshop pro, Dragon Dictate and Audacity on just to name a few? Please do not try and even tell me there is anything as good as Paintshop or Vegas let alone Visio.....

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'So sorry' Evernote rips up privacy changes

HKmk23

Re: Not quite finished

Deleted all my data. closed my account.

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HKmk23

Not quite finished

Moving my data

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Galileo! Galileo! Galileo! Galileo! Galileo fit to go: Europe's GPS-like network switches on

HKmk23

Errm...

Just looked up what devices can use Gallipoli......Tom Tom is the only one.....does anyone really use Tom Tom nowdays when your phone works great?

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HKmk23

Does this mean

The genius's in Brussels expect us all to buy new Iphones and Sambombs?

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AI brains take a step closer to understanding speech just like humans

HKmk23

A serious comment for once

Very interested in speech recognition, I do not think we are anywhere near yet. Not sure but I think processing power and memory is the key and until an equal amount to the human brain is available cheaply I do not think it will work.

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HBO slaps takedown demand on 13-year-old girl's painting because it used 'Winter is coming'

HKmk23

Now is the winter of madness...

Never watched Game of Twats and never will (I have a life)...

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AI can now tell if you're a criminal or not

HKmk23

Yes, but for the sake of the planet we have to reduce the population somehow, so this will make a starting point......next brown eyes or blue eyes...hmmm?

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LASER RAT FENCE wins €1.7m European Commission funds

HKmk23

Then of course

You could uprate the laser to 400w. Job done, the biological residue becomes compost, and Darwins law takes care of the odd collateral damage.

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Training puppies.

HKmk23

Well this is my thoughts

I have a picture of my dog on the sideboard...This is what is on the picture

WELCOME TO MY HOUSE........RULES

I live here......you don't!

If you do not want dog hair on your clothes.....stay off the furniture!

My parents like me a lot better than most people.

To you I'm just a dog, to my Dad I'm an adopted child who is short, furry, has four legs and barks!

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Tim Peake to return to Earth after six months floating around in space

HKmk23

Re: Hhmmm...

Are those the same schoolkids the kids of the parents who were misled into thinking that the BBC micro was a sure fire way into earning the same as Bill Gates?

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HKmk23

Re: Hhmmm...

I was wondering if I was the only one who was questioning what he actually did up there apart from entertain a few schools and some zero gravity acrobatics? How much did it actually cost and who paid?

Or was this another jolly for one of the boys?

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One espresso is not theft, Oz judge rules, it's part of civilization

HKmk23
Devil

That's thetrouble

with employing females.......one week every month they grow horns and a forked tail!

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SHOCK: GM crops are good for you and the planet, reckon boffins

HKmk23

Well if GM worked, then why....can no-one...

Come up with a GM grass for my lawn so I only have to mow it once a year?

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Valley VC Peter Thiel becomes an official Trump delegate

HKmk23

Lot of lefty luvvies on here it seems

Trump is a business man, he will make America work. Unlike the idiots in the UK gov. The USA have had their Uncle Tom so God help us all if they put a woman in charge of the biggest nuclear arsenal in the world......

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F-35s failed 'scramble test' because of buggy software

HKmk23

OMG

Are these things going to carry nukes?

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Must listen: We've found the real Bastard Operator From Hell

HKmk23

Great

I don't suppose you could do a voice over in French? They are just getting their heads around cold calls here and ring at all hours.....

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Brexit would pinch UK tech spend but the EU wouldn't care – survey

HKmk23

Leave the Conman Market before its too late!

Britain should be be like Jersey.....20% income tax......7% sales tax......full control of its its own laws and borders.......yes please let us turn Britain into the biggest offshore tax haven in the world complete with tax free manufacturing bases......just wait and see how many world names beat a path to our door then.....Apple..Amazon...just work your way through the alphabet.....then we might even be able to be fussy on who we let buy houses in the UK just like Jersey and Guernsey do now!

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3D printers set for lift off? Yes, yes, yes... at some point in the future

HKmk23

I think

3d printing is currently at the "Commodore PET" point of evolution. When I can order something from Amazon and a fridge sized box in the garage makes it in 20 minutes....3d printing will have arrived.

Say in 2021?

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iPad bricked by iOS 9.3? Don't worry, we'll get through this together

HKmk23

Wow....our old iPad2 works great with 9.3

No problems upgrading at all......whats wrong......now I am worried.....is it going die in a minute?

My better half only uses it for Foolsbook and reading the Daily Fail so its not really stretched......

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Mud sticks: Microsoft, Windows 10 and reputational damage

HKmk23

Windows 10...

Possibly the hardware is critical. For me W10 is wonderful. I started with windows 3.0 so I think I know what I am on about.

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Router configurations suck (power out of mobile devices, that is)

HKmk23

Your would do more good....

Deleting Facebook! from your mobile device...

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Samsung now pushing Marshmallows into the Galaxy S6, Edge

HKmk23

Samsung?

Is a Korean company and I suspect that "after sales service" does not actually translate in Korean...it probably equates to "time to buy another".....I have three marvelous Samsung devices (Tab2, MiniS3 and Grand Duos) and updates are not available....so as far as I am concerned I think that next time it will be a chinese device at half the price and I will not expect an upgrade. One last thing though I do suggest that you try the "Nova" desktop app from the Playstore....it is very Lollipop like especialy for older devices.

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Putin's internet guru says 'nyet' to Windows, 'da' to desktop Linux

HKmk23

Well.....

Many of Frances departments (local authorities) are using Linux already and doctors, hospitals etc are all using Apple....no-one likes Microsoft at all....

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FTC: Duo bought rights to Android game – then turned it into ad-slinging junkware in an update

HKmk23

Simple

Don't play (download) games.....

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Is hybrid cloud fundamental for your organisation? Tell us, readers!

HKmk23

Ah....the Emperor's clothes syndrome

The same people who pushed thin clients as the future are all back again pushing the cloud.....I prefer my wallet in my back pocket.......not in someones "cloud"......have they never heard of the old derogatory saying "his head is in the cloud's"?

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BlackBerry Priv: After two weeks on test, looks like this is a keeper

HKmk23

Easy...root your phone...

Install Nova desktop, then just get rid of all the Google crap and you end up with a really nice useable android phone....and....as you have rooted it they will/can not "upgrade" it while you are asleep!

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Google, didn't you get the memo? Stop trying to make Google+ happen

HKmk23

There is only one elephant in the room

People simply no longer trust Google......so Google, just do the search engines and stop trying to organise peoples lives....if you need Google to tell you what to do now or tomorrow perhaps a less challenging career might suit ........quilt making/stamp collecting/flower pressing?

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Next year's Windows 10 auto-upgrade is MSFT's worst idea since Vista

HKmk23
Facepalm

Time to look at another opsys?

I live in a French village of 200 inhabitants, so you can imagine the ratio of Brits....I have already had to rebuild two laptops back to Windows 7 from 10 "upgrades"........so when and if this starts I think I will just hide somewhere...............

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Cisco: The day of PCs is passing, cloud storage will dominate by 2019

HKmk23
WTF?

The end....ha - ha - ha

Did not some other plonker from IBM say once that there would only be the need for five computers?....This comment is right up there alongside it.....I would no more put my data into the "cloud" than put my wallet in someone else's pocket for safekeeping...... the word lemmings keeps coming into my mind........

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The ONE WEIRD TRICK which could END OBESITY

HKmk23

Use your common sense ( for those who have some)

Do not eat any food that is pre processed in any way.....simple really, then you actually know what you are eating. Who says bread is good for you anyway? There is nothing more convenient than an apple or a raw carrot.....fresh fish or cooked eggs even chicken if you know it was raised free range (so no I am not a veggynutcase).

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A close shave: How to destroy your hard drives without burning down the data centre

HKmk23

Easy

I have on many occasions used a 12 gauge slug from 2 yards, does an excellent job of total destruction. No good for a data centre obviously but otherwise great fun.

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'Fix these Windows 10 Horrors': Readers turn their guns on Redmond

HKmk23

Re: Just use Linux!

If you can get Linux to run Visio or a windows 32 bit legacy program VAGcom or Cumulus weather station I'm in.....but until then it's W7.

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HKmk23

Never thought I would say this

I'm going to buy more Apple shares....Microsoft has finally fkd themselves and I don't even like Apple products......

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