* Posts by Not That Andrew

995 posts • joined 13 Nov 2007

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For Facebook, ignorance is the business model: Social net is shocked – SHOCKED – that people behave badly

Not That Andrew

Re: How many people believe Sheryl?

Well, you could ask Bell at his shiny new PR agency in London, or Pottinger in the chunk of Bell Pottinger he carved off, now based in Singapore. Both the rats left the ship when they saw the chickens were coming home to roost.

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Not That Andrew

Re: How many people believe Sheryl?

The moment they started taking money to promote posts they became publishers.

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Attention adults working in the real world: Do not upgrade to iOS 11 if you use Outlook, Exchange

Not That Andrew

Lotta butt hurt Apple fanbois in the comments here.

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Linux 4.14 'getting very core new functionality' says Linus Torvalds

Not That Andrew

Re: Pointing people at the right forum reduces cobwebs

I am waiting with trepidation for a friends laptop at the moment. An acquaintance of his installed Mint Linux on it a year ago and then disappeared. I suspect it hasn't received a single update since then.

Some here may consider him an idiot, but he can do stuff with with carpentry that amazes me and he's a fully qualified electrician. He just doesn't have time to baby sit a computer.

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It's official: Users navigate flat UI designs 22 per cent slower

Not That Andrew

Well you might notice a difference if you are using an ATI Mach 32, as it would have to do extra dithering. Mind you, that was probably offloaded to the CPU, I can't remember.

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Facebook posts put Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli in prison as a danger to society

Not That Andrew

Re: Once upon a time...

Isn't it still up on eBay?

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Not That Andrew

Wouldn't surprise me if he's trying to build a case for an insanity defense in his appeal. Actually, is there an insanity defence in securities fraud?

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Monkey selfie case settles for a quarter of future royalties

Not That Andrew

It popped up again because one of their spokesmen made some disturbingly similar comments about autism.

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Google to kill its Drive file locker in two confusing ways

Not That Andrew

Re: Yandex

So instead of the NSA rifling through your files you have the FSB. I'm not sure if that is an improvement

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Microsoft extends free Windows 10 S to Win 10 Pro upgrade offer

Not That Andrew

Re: Being forced to use Bing can easily scare any propesctive buyers

True, MS's advertising platform is pants compared to Google.

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SanDisk's little microSD card sucks up 400GB

Not That Andrew

My first IBM compatible PC had a 80 Mb HDD and an AMD 386 DX40 CPU. The dealer threw in Windows 3.1 for free with MS-DOS 5

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Official: Windows for Workstations returns in Fall Creators Update

Not That Andrew

Re: What? WFW was only 16bit

Also known as "Windows for Warehouses"

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At last! Vivaldi lets you kill looping GIFs

Not That Andrew

Re: how's the browser?

It's far closer to a modernised Opera than the browser called Opera these days, though.

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HMS Queen Lizzie impugned by cheeky Scot's drone landing

Not That Andrew

Well the title says it all. It's Argentinian, I doubt they'll sell or licence their tech to us.

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70% of Windows 10 users are totally happy with our big telemetry slurp, beams Microsoft

Not That Andrew

Re: Video Editing

OBS is streaming software not a video editor

KdenLive is probably an OK alternative to Windows Movie Maker

As far as I'm aware the only NLE for Linux is Cinelerra, and that's a bitch to set up and get running, crashes constantly and has an even more obtuse interface than GIMP used to. I don't think is still being developed either.

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Not That Andrew

Re: No need to change the default settings! Erase all of WIN 10

At least it was Debian not that flavour of the month distro, whatever it's called.

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Burglary, robbery, kidnapping and a shoot-out over… a domain name?!

Not That Andrew

Re: Murica

Don't forget the seven year old girl sleeping on a couch

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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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