* Posts by Khaptain

3254 posts • joined 4 May 2008

FAIL: Windows 10 bulk patch produces INFINITE CRASH LOOP

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I think you would be amazed to learn about how solid it is already.... I have used all of my existing applications flawlessly for the moment, it installs IIS by default which stopped from starting but that's it.

What this article fails to mention, becasuse they probably don't know, is what caused the endless reboots on the systems mentioned, it also failed to mention how many machines/hardware were affected.

And if you have a machine set aside for a "guineau pig" then why not start now, is that not what test machines are actually meant to be used for. Wouldn't it make more sense to know now what if any problems you might suffer, it would at least then give you some time to prepare a mitigatation plan.

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Re: Try turning it off an...

At the very least, some of them, can be deferred, you just dont get the choice of which!! I wonder if we switch deferring on , then switch it off after a week or so if it will return to updating immediately... it could at least provide a little safety barrier.

And why oh why can't the "Long Term Servicing Branch" be proposed to Joe Public ?

Introducing the Asus VivoMini UN42 – a pint-sized PC, literally

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Re: For space retrieval hints.

A few of the machines in front of me at the moment ( obviously these are not clean install they are for the most part at least 3 years old except for the W10 which is only 2 weeks old)

Win XP ( For a legacy door lock controller) 6 Gb

Win 7 (Windows Folder) = 22.5 Gb

Win 7 (Windows Folder) = 19.1 Gb

Win 10 (Windows Folder) = 18.9Gb

Win 2008 R2 (Windows Folder) = 18.3 Gb

Linux Mint ( Typical full install - no optimization) (Entire disk because there are only one to two small application installed ) = 7.9Gb

And to think we used to install the OS from a few floppy disks... 3 for Dos 6.22, 6 for W3.1, 13 for W95

Job ad warns of boss who 'will incite anger and frustration'

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It's an advert to work for Coca Cola

It's the real thing.

Honestly though it does actually sound a lot like the real world for many.....Anyone that has worked a largish company/multi-national will instantly recognize many of the criteria. ( All that's missing iare the endless meetings and the "open space, shared desktop, softphone loto"....)

It's happened, folks: An actual exhibition about cats and the internet

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Re: Pussies and Porn

Are you confusing felines with xhamsters by any chance ?

Boffinry breakthrough: Bullied bumble bot bolts brutal brat beatdowns

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No Shit Sherlock

Nubiles Stifle Sentient

Nothing Strange Spotted

New Substance Solicited

Never State Self-evident

Windows 10 Start menu replacements shifting like hot cakes

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Re: if only it would find my applications when I type , gggrrrrrrr

"Do you 'have' any applications called gggrrrrrrr?"

Definately, at the moment I have lots of them because that is the sound that I make wheen I can't find any of them.....

I also have an application that is called "c**t", although some might know it as Cortana because I blame the problems on it ( I refuse to call it a he or a she, inanimate things should never be given a gender, I hate the French for giving everything a gender, why is their no neutral like in German)

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I almost like the W10 menu, if only it would find my applications when I type , gggrrrrrrr.....

Want to avoid a hangover? DRINK MORE, say boffins

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Hangovers are for a reason

They are a reminder that what we are doing is not necassarily a wonderfull idea...at least not in major quantities. Major being pints,shots, glasses more than one can really handle

Most drugs also have similair side effects, ie too much and you will be made to pay for your vice..

Hangovers, cold turkey etc help to keep us alive...a little bit longer. If this pear juice really works then a lot of people will probably end up dying quicker.....but maybe that's not such a bad thing....

Websites that ID you by how you type: Great when someone's swiped your password, but...

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And what of the secretary/assistant that is typing for the Boss/someone else, will their biometrics then become associated with the bosses, that could make for some very uncomfortable situations.

Re/code apologizes for Holocaust 'joke' tweet

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Re: There's plenty of good holocaust jokes


Where do we currently stand on the sinusoidal line that society bobs up and down upon, and where exactly on that line lies the "tasteless school of humour", I am convinced that it stands at the opposite side of the slope to that of PC brigade.

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Re: There's plenty of good holocaust jokes

Nothing rantish there Wolfetone, you have stated fact rather than fiction... The PC brigade are a result of societies failure to address it's current issues and until it does the PC brigade will keep growing as will it's detractors.

If you installed Windows 10 and like privacy, you checked the defaults, right? Oh dear

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Re: Guess I'll stick to 7 until 2020...

I know a guy called Linus who did just that....

'White hats don't want to work for us' moans understaffed FBI

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Amongst all the altruism you also have to find staff that won't whistleblow about the "dubious" goings on "within" the establishment.

Status Quo

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Definition Required

Can someone please define what a "Computer Scientist" is and does. Hopefully it is more interesting than simply analysing WireShark logs, if not then I can can easilly imagine that low pay + boring jobs are not being fillled.

From what I have understood the medias portayal of the "exciting" life of the FBI, CIA, CSI etc is far removed from the real world scenario.

Linus Torvalds warns he's in no mood to be polite as Linux 4.2 drags

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Nope he is just busy trying out Windows 10, he wants to add a routine in the kernel which mimmicks the W10 start menu, then he could really piss people off.

James Woods demands $10m from Twitter troll for 'coke addict' claim

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If you wanna get down, down on the ground

Speak to James

Bloke cuffed for blowing low-flying camera drone to bits with shotgun

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Re: 40mm Glock

just read one WDRB websites article and ironically the guy was held at the (wait for it)

Bullitt County Detention Center.....

The article reads as though the drone pilots were indeed looking into peoples property. The pilots stated that they wanted to photograph a friends house, so why didn't they take off next to the friends house instead of flying over everyones back yard. It would be interesting to see the film, if it so happens that they were filming people next to their pools then things might heat up yet again, especially if this guys daughter appear on the film.

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Re: 40mm Glock

A 40mm Glock would truly enter into the realms of a hand "cannon"...

For anyone that doesn't know, calibers are expressed either in mm or in inches.

A 40 is actually a 0.40" = 10mm. Although a 10mm should never be confused with a 0.40" because it is a much more powerfull caliber.

The original 10mm was deemed too powefull for the majority of cops, they found it uncomfortable to shoot. So the .40 was invented to replace it, although the diameter is the same, the charge is much weaker, a 0.40 still packs a punch though...

Anyway I agree with this guy, the drone had no right to be in his backyard. This drone shit will soon have to be vorrectly regulated by laws before it gets way out of hand.

If that drone had lost power and dropped on someone's head and killed them would the owners be liable for the death. Especially when they intentionally flew it over someone elses property.

Chat about Safe Harbour all you like, the NSA's still the stumbling block

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Re: Just ban Facebook.

Why was the Joke Icon necessary, the comment actually seems quite valid.

Got an Android phone? SMASH IT with a hammer – and do it NOW

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Re: Dafug?

The hackers have the advantage of time... Anyone that new +ORCs tutorials would have known his Martina-Wodka, one of his essential cracking tools...

If Microsoft made laptops, it'd make this: HP Spectre x360

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Half way house

So half way between the MacBook Air and the Lenovo Thinkpad Yoga .

"Thinkpad" has a nice sound to it, it's a leitmotif in itself.

"HP x360" = Heavily Priced but not a Games Console.

Gamers Steaming over dumb Valve password vuln

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"As he points out, now Valve is aware of the issue, anyone trying the hijack would be risking a permanent ban."

The hackers must be quaking in their boots... ( and not Quake 4, quaking)

Australia to tax ALL international online purchases

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Re: Get a clue Joe - Wait a moment

I think that you are underestimating the power of HMCE or whatever it is called in Australia.

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Re: Get a clue Joe - Wait a moment

Erstwhile treasurer has his hands on the internet connections/proxies/the great barrier firewall, the ISPs by the bollocks etc......

Erstwhile treasurer can simply switch of Amazon and since these customs and excise people seem to have the power to do as they please it shouldn't be too difficult for the treasure to get hs demands met.

I can, unfortunately, imagine that it won't be to difficult for him.

Personally I would like to see local business grow instead of die, I can easilly understand why local business have been lobbying.

New study into lack of women in Tech: It's not the men's fault

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Re: How about construction then?

Aren't the majority of business dominated by one sex ? (Ironic, but this is just pure mathematics)....

Vive le Act Patriotique: Liberté, égalité, fraternité, pick any two. No, not those

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Francais, Francaises,

Je vous en merde.

Monsieur F. Hollande.

John McAfee: Ashley Madison hack may ‘destabilise society’

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The magic roundabout

"If they're married, they're risking their families, they're risking their careers, and they are open to manipulation by foreign governments and other agencies."

Does that mean that we might then get lucky enough to replace them with some honest people. No, probably not, because there is a huge queue of other greedy, dishonest politicians/business men/mafia/people just waiting to take their places....

It's pub time already and where's those bloody Google self drive cars, so that I can have my cold beer in the back of the car, with one of John's friends, whilst driving home.

HP slaps dress code on R&D geeks: Bin that T-shirt, put on this tie

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My brain hurts

"Apparently dressing well improves the holistic ambiance of a brain struggling with esoteric things like coding"

As soon as anyone mentions the word "holistic" you know that what is about to follow is nothing more than ideological diahhorea.

If you want people to code good, leave them alone and just let them get on with their "esotericisms"..

These situations are usually more about the requirement to change a shitty management team than anything else.. ( Peter Principle anyone)

Blessed are the cheesemakers, for they have defined the smidge

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Re: Tad more...

@Phuq Witt

Nae sweat, ah ken whaur yer comin fae.

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Re: I'll take these with 0.3125ml of salt

I think it comes from the French "tas de", which would roughly translate to a "pile of".

Tas de chose = A pile of things.

Tas de merde = A pile of shit.

The pronunciation is almost exactly the same as the English "tad".... due to the French habit of not articulating .

You have honestly never heard anyone say "just a tad bit more"... Do you live across the pond ?

Even Microsoft thinks Outlook is bloated and slow

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Outlook for Phones

Simon forget to mention that he is not talking about the desktop version, which runs very well thank you...

For the 4 users that actually use "Outlook for Mobile Microsoft Platforms", why not just throw away that MS thing, buy an Android or Apple and use BES or Airwatch etc.....which are nice a quick

Keep your stupid drones away from piloted aircraft, rages CAA

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Re: @ Alexander

Isn't it already law that it is completely forbidden to fly anything within the CTR or TMA zones ? Which this must have been if it had been within 20ft.

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Re: Consequences

A flock of seagulls ( thought I would never use that phrase) vs a largish sized QuadCopter or two.

I would easily prefer the Flock o'Gulls due to their meaty/bony disposition.. Flesh, feathers and bones would basically disintegrate... Plastic and metal would probably just bend and become lodged in amongst other parts that don't want pieces of plastic or metal lodged next to them...

Within 20ft of an aircraft should be considered as potential manslaughter.... ( 20ft sounds a bit exaggerated though as the trailing turbulence should have knocked the quad out of control.

SPECTRE-tacular: New trailer out for Bond 24. But where's the pussy?

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Re: No cat...

Even though Monica is ageing a bit, she is still an lovely piece of ......... woman ....... all Italian woman.

The trailer looks pretty good, action packed and sinister.... Can't wait for the torrent official release..

The French want to BAN .doc and .xls files from Le Gouvernement

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Jean-Marc Ayrault also suggested, in 2012, that the usage of Open Source Software was to be encouraged, great... but...... They believed that they could have made a reduction in costs of 5 - 10% .. ( When you are dealing with a budget of 3 Billion, 5% is definitely a worthwhile reduction).

As far as I know though very little headway was ever made, my wife is a civil servant and their default documents are still in .DOC, .XLS format.( Word and Excel being the standard software).. I am convinced that she would not know what an .ODF document was....

Autant pisser dans une violin.

Beaten blokes hate the women who frag them in online games

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Shock findings

So it appears that makes actually prefer to play against males in order to avoid the embarrassment of being beaten by a woman.

How many PhDs does one need to come to that conclusion? Isn't that simply the playground antics that we have all known?

The next study should be "how many useless studies can a research team manage to grab money for/write useless paper for".

Quick find me some Andrex for Plantigrades...

Driverless cars banished to fake Michigan 'town' until they learn to read

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Re: One of the few modern automotive inventions that I applaud

>I'm resigned to the fact that autonomous vehicles will happen and can see the benefits

Personally, I can't think of aynthing that I would enjoy more. I have to drive the same damned motorway quite a bit and it is boring, time consuming, dangerous due to geographic position and weather and simply drives(pun intended) me crazy..

Now if I could get in the back seat, wth a cold beer and a good film I would be a happy camper..

As for bikes, gave that up years ago when my back decided that the draft would become a pain...literally... I still like to admire bikes but the pleasure has all but gone .. ( My wife refuses that I buy a quad, grrrrrrr, and yet she loved being in an offroad buggy whilst in Spain )

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Re: Fantastic projets

The Can-Am Spyder is pretty cool for a three wheeler, although for a familly of four it is probably not a great choice....

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Fantastic projets

I can only imagine how much fun it must be to be on the dev team of these kinds of projects....

Ok developer number 1, your project car for todays exercise is a Shelby Cobra, your only constraint is that it must remain on the track at all times.

Ok developer number 2, your project car for todays exercise is a Double Decker bus, your only constraint is that it must remain on the track at all times.

Ok developer number 3, your project car for todays exercise is a Reliant Robin, your only constraint is that it must remain on the track at all times.

On your marks, set, go ................................Maria Karts comes to life.....( without the drivers of course)

More Apple Car mutterings: Cupertino slurps more autobiz brains

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Re: Apple car?

And it will also require that you inform "iTunes" about your destination, preferred driving speed, upload a copy of your passengers credit card details and validate your password before you are allowed to open the drivers door.

Ashley Madison hack: Site for people who can't be trusted can't be trusted

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Doesn't the queen have a slightly similar problem at the moment with some videos of her playing in the garden....

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Re: >The leaked data could become fodder for extortion or blackmail,

"My masturbation practices performed in the privacy of my own home aren't fodder for blackmail."

That depends if you publically announce said practices and also who your employer is.... considering that you might be a priest, doctor or a primary school teacher....

Reg reader? Work at the Home Office? Are you SURE?

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Tinfoil hat request

I wonder how many of the those Home Office IT staff are actually real people or just bank accounts...

German police ARREST SQUIRREL for stalking woman

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Re: Releasing Grey Squirrels

G Squirrels

G Men

G Spots

Gee whiz guv, what's with all the G's nowadays ? ( Neigh,,, don't bother answering that).... Golly Gosh

WHOA! Windows 10 to be sold on USB drives – what a time to be alive

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Re: Wondering about that too

There is no point in avoiding the copy as the authentication is usually done using the eponymous MS 25 digit "Licence key".. I very much doubt that they will allow full copies to be installed without the Licence Key being supplied from somewhere.

Obviously in the case of an upgrade I would presume that there will be a routine which verifies if the existing hard disk already has W7 or W8 and then uses some logic to determine if the upgrade can proceed.

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Thought for the day : "The disk media is not recognized, it may not be formatted"

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Is this what you are looking for...


It must be horrible to be intellectually challenged :-)

[The OS is not as much of a problem as the persons behind the keyboard...] Personally I would suggest the people use both systems and get the best of both worlds...

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Agreed and personally I prefer downloading the iso's with MD5 checksums to match...

I can easilly begin to imagine the local markets stalls selling USB Windows "Ten" sticks that contain little else but the latest drive encrypting virus or a load of porn for a fiver.....

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