* Posts by tempemeaty

916 posts • joined 15 Oct 2007

Microsoft hits new low: Threatens to axe classic Paint from Windows 10


Time to put on an army uniform...aaaannnd...

MS man, you went full retard. Never go full retard.

Microsoft raises pistol, pulls the trigger on Windows 7, 8 updates for new Intel, AMD chips


Re: If you are forced into Windows 10

Just remember, "Off" ≠ "Removed"

People forget the baked-in spyware can be "accidentally" turned back on by updates.

TWO BILLION PCs to sell in next five years

Big Brother

Do we need to replace Microsoft to fix this?

I don't think there's going to be any excitement in the PC market until Microsoft's OS is replaced with something else. Just my worthless two cents.

Huge if true: iPhone 8 will feature 3D selfies, rodent defibrillator



What? No mention of the new "iBluVibe" feature that works when the iPhone is in a pocket? The new feature has the same effect as a double dose of Viagra and can be programed to go off any time of day or night...

Intel's Atom C2000 chips are bricking products – and it's not just Cisco hit


An untimely issue

From Chip-zilla to Brick-zilla in...oh wait...my clock seems to be off...

Spotty battery life costs Apple's MacBook Pro its gold-star rating


Apple Can't Software

The performance improved while using Chrome. Why? IMHO Apple can't make software anymore.

I say this after suffering their last update to OSX. It's caused so many issues on my mac that I'm looking at PCs for a way out of this mess.

Is your Windows 10, 8 PC falling off the 'net? Microsoft doesn't care


Re: Next Option?

Bushcraft skills have never looked more desirable. Lately it seems like it would be so nice to just put the computer out of my misery and walk off the grid and forget all this mess. See you all by the camp fire!

Microsoft, IBM, Intel refuse to hand over family jewels to China


Long March....the program continues...

And the Chinese Gov shuts down Westerner's businesses in China by demanding what they can never give to continue doing business in their country. I keep asking myself, what about "Long March" do western CEOs not understand. This happening was just a matter of time.

Personally I'd love to see the Chinese make their own OS from Windows code. They might actually fix a few stupid things like the built in Name Length limit as well and other stupid #%$@ I'm tired of putting up with in Windows.

Why I just bought a MacBook Air instead of the new Pro


The Vice

This article was a great read. Thank you. I've been feeling like I'm being squeezed in a vice. It's nice to know I'm not the only one going through this extremely troubling dilemma.

Windows Insiders are so passé, Microsoft now has Skype Insiders


What used to set it apart from the rest...

"peer-to-peer" is what made it great. Take that away and you have just another software like any other. Nothing special.

Smartmobe made 'intermittent bright flashes and a hissing noise' in Biz class seat


I wonder

how commercial aircraft's lower than ground level cabin pressure environments affect the Li-ion batteries. I just imagine they expand a small amount. It seems to me this might make them more likely to burst open if bent.

btw. Is it time for a "Burning Smartphone" icon to use here in the comments yet?

New MacBook Pro beckons fanbois to become strip pokers


Gimmics and price hikes

It just hit me. I had a ThinkPad from about year 2006 had a touch sensitive control strip above the keyboard just like that! The stupid thing began to wear out and it was near impossible to use.

I think people in the future will look at this one as a awkward departure from their design path. That strip actually makes it less elegant and more clunky in design aesthetics. Or in other words, it looks to me like a gimmick. In essence we've had usable features(missing SD card port?) traded out for a keyboard gimmick at an unreasonable price increase to shore up sagging profit figures.

(just my unreasonable 2 cents worth)

United States Air Force grounds F-35As after cooling kit cracks up


Is this a war machine or a technology demonstrator?

I hope a war situation with other countries doesn't disrupt the supply of these kinds of the very specific chemicals for these high tech coatings or any other super high tech parts for the F35.

Evernote dumps its own bit barn, boards Google's cloud


"Notes to the rescue.

I've successfully switched over all my Evernote data to "Notes" on my mac. I'm sort of shocked it went this well. I just wanted out from under the pay for play Sword Of Damocles that I've been watching Evernote begin to string up over my head. Now you say they're moving to Google's cloud. Well Evernote using G-cloud is the final nail in the coffin. I wish them well but I'm not going with them on their new journey.

No, we haven't found liquid water on Mars, says NASA

Big Brother

NASA intentionally discouraging interest?

I'm calling B.S on NASA. I think they have found water by more than one means and this kind of release makes me wonder if there's an agenda to cause disinterest in manned exploration. NASA is like a kid that doesn't want to go somewhere and so drags his feet all the way...

Microsoft's kinder, gentler collaboration war: Evernote, you're first


Sad end for Evernote

The timing of this article is uncanny. I was just searching for a way I can save my Evernote data to something else. I use Evernote so lightly there's just no way to justify paying the price they're asking for.

I hope they haven't shot themselves in the foot. I wonder if they think they are stronger than than Lotus Notes was when the Terminator unit Microsoft came after them. If so they might want to research it some more.

Microsoft's maps lost Melbourne because it used bad Wikipedia data



Do programmers still use the old adage, "garbage in, garbage out." That was the first thing that came to mind when reading about Microsofts' entertaining misplacement of Melbourne.


Three times as bad as malware: Google shines light on pay-per-install


Adobe Flash

Does Adobe still do this with Flash, including McAfee with the Flash install without a care if it conflicts with your machines' current other AV?

Cortana expelled from Windows 10's new school editions


Microsoft is now in total control

I can't wait to see what other things Microsoft will decide to remove from Windows 10 in the next few years.

Microsoft to rip up P2P Skype, killing native Mac, Linux apps


Can I add the company name "TrueSpace3D" to your pile of now dead Microsoft acquisitions?

I loved that companys' 3D software. It was fantastic. I even did my first character rigging in it. Then Microsoft bought the company and disposed of it like a used tissue after a very short usage.

Blighty will have a whopping 24 F-35B jets by 2023 – MoD minister


Just a thought

I wonder how the F35 handles a bird strike...

Microsoft's Windows 10 nagware goes FULL SCREEN in final push


Re: Windows 10 adoption rate

Windows 10 adoption cram rate

There. I fixed it.

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Objective-C can fly the COOP, says subversive at Microsoft Research


Microsoft creator of a Malware OS

Is it no surprise that a creator of a Malware OS is busy finding flaws in others' code? Isn't that what makers of malware do?

Microsoft won't back down from Windows 10 nagware 'trick'


So "No" is not an option...

It sounds like Microsoft has declared that "Yes" means yes and "No" means yes.

Sky! Blue!, Oceans! Wet!, Yahoo! Overvalued!


Let the Bidding begin!

I bid $3.50 and a bag of M&Ms.

Apple's iOS updates brick iPads


"It just works"...

...is just dead.

Even OSX El Capitan is a train wreck. I wish I never installed that steaming pile of...

I honestly think Apple can't do software anymore.

The PC is dead. Gartner wishes you luck, vendors


Is Microsoft the elephant in the room...?

As long as pc makers continue to rely on Microsoft to make their PCs sell nothing is going to change.

* sits back watching everything circle the drain *

Microsoft half-bricks Asus Windows 7 PCs with UEFI boot glitch


Stabbity stab stabbity stab.....

I wonder if the PC hardware manufactures have finally figured out that stabbing sensation in their back is the same MS they thought was covering it.

Big Brother

Microsft has been accused of this before...

...dumping over bloated patches on the last OS when they release a new OS.

The "New Microsoft" has now been more aggressive than ever.

I'm calling this intentional sabotage.

'Apple ate my music!' Streaming jukebox wipes 122GB – including muso's original tracks


Boycott time yet?

Could BOTH Microsoft and Apple use a dose of that old concept...?

Microsoft: Why we tore handy Store block out of Windows 10 Pro PCs


Rip it out existing features and turn them into SaaS add ons later?

It wouldn't surprise me if everything Microsoft rips out they bring back for a monthly fee.



Naked. Ruthless. Greed.

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


I can only imagine...

...that Russia is laughing at the District of Columbias' corrupt and bureaucratic incompetence that allowed this over teched boondoggle and how far behind it's gotten them. It's a "Money-Pit" with wings.

US data suggests Windows 10 adoption in business is slowing


Re: Oh Dear

I think Microsoft traded the velvet glove for a elbow length rubber glove...

Pop goes the weasel! Large Hadron Collider blown up by critter chomping 66kV cable


Twisty twisty...

Maybe if there is something to this "either" or "fabric of space" thing, someone from an adjacent reality got tired of them constantly twisting it and jammed a stick in the their bicycle spokes.

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Windows 10 handcuffs Cortana web search to Bing and Edge browser


Re: A Threesome with Cortana!

Bondage Cortana?


* runs away quickly *


It's that bad

"Microsoft calls this an "integrated experience," and believes Bing is your best bet for looking up info on the internet using Cortana."

Or in other words, Microsofts' Bing is so good they can't get anyone to use it without being forced...

Shares down?! But, but, but ... Apple just made $50bn – that's the way the Cookie grumbles



"Mac shipments of 4 million units and $5bn represented a 9 per cent drop in revenue and a 12 per cent drop in shipments."

That seems to line up with what other Mac users I've met tell me, that they have been holding off new Mac purchases. They don't feel the latest versions of OSX have delivered the Apple Experience and quality they're used to and new Macs are over due.

'Impossible' EmDrive flying saucer thruster may herald new theory of inertia



The western world will likely tie itself up with its' own self imposed limits and mental masturbation about this discovery, doing nothing with it, long past the point Germany, China and possibly others are using it in space craft.

Obama to admit Moon landing was faked?


You do have a lot of fun there at the Reg don't you. ( ゚∀゚)っ由

"....Obama admitting the Moon landing was faked."

BTW, when people ask "me" if the moon landing was "real" or "faked" I just answer, "yes" and let them sort it out. Yeah, I'm evil like that... ◦°˚\(*❛‿❛)/˚°◦

The future of Firefox is … Chrome

Big Brother



Time to stick a fork in it.

Microsoft lures top Linux exec from Oracle to Redmond

Big Brother


Suck the oxygen out of the room Linux resides in.

Bash on Windows. Repeat, Microsoft demos Bash on Windows


"Does this mean Windows will finally get fork()?"

More like this is MS trying to pose Windows as a fork to other things in order to direct resources and interest away from what they see as competition.


Re: Embrace....

John Crisp I want to hug you!

Last time I mentioned this Microsoft strategic behavior and an one of the examples of it shown in that article, it fell on def ears. I thought I was the last one in the room who remembered and understood this. I also didn't know that it was discovered in "United States v. Microsoft antitrust". Thank you for that link and for Remembering.

Tired of Windows 10 phoning home? Maybe the special Chinese govt version is for you


It's to bad China isn't capable of make an Operating System of their own

I thought China had a mandate for providing for their own needs. I guess making an OS is to much...


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


Dare I say it?

Damn, this sounds just like a product/update by Microsoft.

Microsoft did Nazi that coming: Teen girl chatbot turns into Hitler-loving sex troll in hours


Missed opportunity

It would have been interesting to study this AI based bot and plot it's changes over the next few months to see where the unexpected turn of events leads, for future planning data. To bad they pulled it.

Millions menaced as ransomware-smuggling ads pollute top websites


Re: And yet many of these sites. . . .

Yeah, tell me about Forbes. I gave them the finger and wrote those ass hats off.

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