* Posts by Not That Andrew

978 posts • joined 13 Nov 2007

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IETF moves meeting from USA to Canada to dodge Trump travel ban

Not That Andrew

These Trump articles really bring the racists out the woodwork. I'm sure they'd feel more comfortable over at Reddit.

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Google's troll-destroying AI can't cope with typos

Not That Andrew

Re: Details

You mean go full on old Southern lady on them? Bless their little hearts.

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Fancy buying our aircraft carrier satnav, Raytheon asks UK

Not That Andrew

Re: Most People Like to Kick the Tyres / Tires Before Buying

I'm afraid you are talking out your arse. The QE2 & PoW won't have catapults and the capability to be retrofitted with them was removed by penny pinchers in Thales & the MOD. It was the new EMALS system that was putting unexpected stress on the aircraft's fuselage (not just F35's) in testing. As far as I'm aware that problem has been fixed.

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(You can't) buy one now! The flying car makes its perennial return

Not That Andrew

Re: I liked the Moller...

Moller has been fleecing the credulous for over 50 years now

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Iconic Land Rover Defender may make a comeback by 2019

Not That Andrew

Re: Needling me?

Lucas weren't called the Princes of Darkness for nothing you know.

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Windows 10 Creators Update: Clearing the mines with livestock (that's you by the way)

Not That Andrew

Re: Grandfathered In

Of the top of my head stuff that gets grandfathered into an upgrade.

Windows Media Player

Windows Movie Maker & the other programs in the Windows Live bundle

Windows Media Centre

Zune

SkiFree32 (I may have installed that myself)

Most of this stuff has also been removed from public view on the MS website

And it as far as I can tell it leaves the Windows XP VM that XP Mode uses but uninstalls Windows Virtual PC

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Oracle crushes Apiary's hope in slightly awkward email to customers

Not That Andrew
Joke

Oracle certainly have the offensive bit right down, but I think they need to work on the charm bit of charm offensive.

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Inside OpenSSL's battle to change its license: Coders' rights, tech giants, patents and more

Not That Andrew

But seriously of all the software over the years that has used OpenSSL, has anyone ever actually done that? No, just a section in the documentation and a page on the website.

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Not That Andrew

I don't see why people have this thing about advertising clauses. Is it REALLY that onerous to have a section in your documentation & a link from your about box listing all the software you used & their licensing?

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Why do GUIs jump around like a demented terrier while starting up? Am I on my own?

Not That Andrew
Windows

Re: Microsoft time

397680 minutes remaining. Just checked the sceenshot I did (about 276 days). About 15 years ago, at home, copying something to an extremely slow external HDD over USB (HDD supported Firewire but computer didn't).

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Boffins crowdsource hunt for 'Planet 9'

Not That Andrew
Boffin

Great minds think alike!

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Dishwasher has directory traversal bug

Not That Andrew
Windows

Re: Bewildered. (That's grown-up speak for "wtf")

It will probably just connect automatically to next door's BT wifi hotspot

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Linux-using mates gone AWOL? Netflix just added Linux support

Not That Andrew

At least in the UK, Netflix has a remarkably crap selection of movies and an awful UI. It reminds me of visiting a crappy video rental place in the 80's, they probably have a couple of good movies, but you get cheesed of by the mountain of crap & the clerk's attitude long before you find them.

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Not That Andrew

Re: Interesting

Isn't Slurp another term for The Chocolate Factory, not Microsoft?

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Murder in space: NASA orders astronauts to KILL cripples – then fire bodies back to Earth

Not That Andrew

Re: The dark side

Was that a "Do Scanners Live in Vain" reference?

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Switzerland says Uber's an employer, sends social security bill

Not That Andrew

Re: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

Considering how infatuated this government is with American so-called "tech" companies, that wouldn't surprise me.

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User jams up PC. Literally. No, we don't know which flavour

Not That Andrew
Windows

You really have to wonder what sort of numpty mistakes a gap below the drive for the slot with the recess in the middle and a large lever over it? not to mention the flashing light above it?

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Oh, irony of ironies: Gov.UK's transparency report reveals... nothing

Not That Andrew
Windows

IIRC John Major is the idiot who introduced PFI.

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'At least I can walk away with my dignity' – Streetmap founder after Google lawsuit loss

Not That Andrew

Re: You rate Here?

That certainly explains why the maps on Garmin's consumer GPS's are slightly pants

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Alert! The dastardly Dutch are sailing a 90-ship fleet at Blighty

Not That Andrew

Re: Actually, there might be an opportunity here...

And they can sell them off for scrap, just like they did with the Royal Charles. Everybody wins!

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Google to cough up $20m after Chrome rips off anti-malware patents

Not That Andrew

Re: Shocked I tell you...

As MyBackDoor pointed out, Slurp didn't try writing a better browser until Mozilla proved it could be done and started eating into IE's market share. You may remeber Firefox? And Chrome may not have succeed as well as it did if Mozilla hadn't dropped the ball on Firefox & then attempted to turn it into a Chrome clone.

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Bruce Schneier: The US government is coming for YOUR code, techies

Not That Andrew
Mushroom

Re: Shouldn't we just use Microsoft? They're pretty secure

If you read the EULA for Java you will see you are specifically prohibited from writing control software for nuclear reactors with it. I wonder why they felt necessary to specifically state that?

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Prepare your popcorn: Wikipedia deems the Daily Mail unreliable

Not That Andrew

Re: Irony

A small but significant number of Wikipedia references I have checked are to random blog posts that themselves are either just a copy & past of the Wikipedia article, or reference it. It's fairly clear that whoever inserted the references just googled & used a couple random results without actually reading them.

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Crack in black: Matte iPhones losing paint at alarming rate, gripe fans

Not That Andrew

Re: I'm not a major fan of Apple stuff (more Android/Linux for me) , but ...

>He design's the stuff, I'm sure they'll be some chemical-paint-engineer who decides what paint is used.

And some suit who decides that the proper coating is too expensive or doesn't suit their vision and to use something else.

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Has President Trump’s executive order on 'Public Safety' killed off Privacy Shield?

Not That Andrew
Mushroom

I'm starting to think Bannon and Pence are Apocalyptic Christians of the sort who think it's their duty to ensure the End of Days.

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Trump decides Breitbart chair Bannon knows more about natsec than actual professionals

Not That Andrew
Big Brother

Isn't it past time to start using Neo-Nazi instead of Alt-Right?

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WTF? Francis Ford Coppola crowdsources Apocalypse Now game

Not That Andrew

Re: Will it have

It's from The Ring of the Nibelung, so less than 100, actually

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Chelsea Manning sentence slashed by Prez Obama: She'll be sprung in the spring

Not That Andrew
Holmes

Re: "Assange lawyer: Manning commutation doesn't meet extradition offer's conditions"

What! Assenage back pedelling? Whell I never!

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Not That Andrew

I'd be more more impressed if Assenage had agreed to be interviewed by the Swedish police. Good news about Manning, though.

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Mr Angry pays taxman with five wheelbarrows worth of loose change

Not That Andrew

Re: Weigh the coins

IIRC thats a result of the companies like 3M with their company towns & paying in scrip with was only accepted by their stores, which often wouldn't accept US currency.

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Assange confirmed alive, tells Fox: Prez Obama 'acting like a lawyer'

Not That Andrew

It's would be interesting to know just how many of the ac's defending the indefensible have russian ip addresses.

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You have the right to be informed: Write to UK.gov, save El Reg

Not That Andrew

Submitted my thoughts about Section 40 several days ago. I doubt it will change anything, but I also doubt that Section 40 will withstand serious legal challenges.

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Folders return to Windows 10's Start Thing

Not That Andrew

Re: Unbelievable

""Can you imagine Windows 95 going at the speed of today's hardware?"

KDE"

Trinity, you mean. Modern KDE is slightly bloated compared to KDE 3, although slightly more usable IMO.

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Raspberry Pi Foundation releases operating system for PCs, Macs

Not That Andrew

Re: I keep hoping

Why not just install a different distro with less obnoxious devs and install a desktop or window manager that works, like XFCE, LXDE, KDE, GNOME, Cinnamon, RatPoison, FluxBox, Enlightentment, ROX etc etc etc?

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Give BAE a kicking and flog off new UK warships, says review

Not That Andrew

Re: USA Ships

The 45 would work if the MoD & BAE hadn't under-specced the intercoolers for the turbines

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Climate change bust up: We'll launch our own damn satellites if Trump pulls plug – Gov Brown

Not That Andrew

Re: "Lukewarm Lemmings and the Lysenko Larceny" at FauxScienceSlayer

Is that you, amanfrommars? haven't heard from you in a while.

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China is building a full scale replica of the Titanic to repeatedly crash into iceberg

Not That Andrew
Joke

The People's Daily Mail

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UK.gov was warned of smart meter debacle by Cabinet Office in 2012

Not That Andrew

Re: No thanks

My electricity meter is right next to the gas, which gets read at least 3 times a year, usually more. I'm lucky if the electricity gets read yearly. Same company, of course.

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Microsoft's Cognitive Toolkit on GitHub in all its speech-recognising glory

Not That Andrew

To be fair, people have had 30 years to get used to hating Microsoft. Google has only been hateable for 10 or so years, luckily I got an early start.

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Paid Wikipedia-fiddling on wheels

Not That Andrew
Joke

Re: Their editor numbers have plummetted.

So pretty much as it was, with less vandalism?

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German regulators won't let Tesla use the name 'Autopilot'

Not That Andrew

Re: VW did nothing wrong

Ah, it was a rogue cell or splinter group then?

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Windows updates? Just trust us, says Microsoft executive

Not That Andrew

Re: 100% secure

Unless the update irrevocably corrupted the HDD's I don't think so

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Not That Andrew

Re: Can't use Linux apparently

You must have been in a bare X session or TWM if you couldn't lock the screen, GNOME, KDE, XFCE, all the major desktops (and many of the window managers) have some obvious way of doing that.

Playing MP3's hasn't been a problem on any distro for years, even Debian does it out the box these day's. All Distros come with a word processor (usually LibreOffice these days) capable of reading Office files (except particularly complex Excel files and some of the weirder Word files that Word often has issues with), and it's usually installed out the box.

I can only assume that your experiences were on a rather bare bones installation of Debian about 2003 and you have assumed that all distros were like that and that Linux hasn't changed.

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Double KO! Capcom's Street Fighter V installs hidden rootkit on PCs

Not That Andrew

Re: "We apologize for the inconvenience"

Ask Blizzard? Reallly? did they implement offline single player & LAN multiplayer while no-one was looking?

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Days are numbered for the Czech Republic

Not That Andrew

Re: Obviously...

FYROM is an awesome name. Sounds like it should be a morally ambiguous organisation with a fleet of mechas and not enough government oversight. As Vaclav Haval said, Czechia sounds like a supermarket.

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Smelly toilets, smokers and the Kardashians. Virgin Media staff grill top brass

Not That Andrew

Re: Plus ca change

Not just Telewest, NTHELL remember. 2 remarkably crap companies, even more crap after the rebranding

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'Faceless' Liberty Global has 'sucked the very soul' out of Virgin Media

Not That Andrew

I was under the impression that NThelL licenced the Virgin brand and the only connection he had was gurning in the ads

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Ad flog Plus: Adblock Plus now an advertising network, takes cash to broker web banners

Not That Andrew

Re: How many non-users of ABP?

Well, I'm not in IT any more, but despite the death threats still occasionally get called on to fix relatives computers. The first thing I do is install uBlock Origin. I imagine a lot of techie types do this, whether it's uBlock or Adblock Plus

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