* Posts by Tom 35

2958 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009

Poor people should get slower internet speeds, American ISPs tell FCC

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Re: Well, if they don't think it's fair...

No, Bob is what libertarianism turns into. The idea that everyone is free will not stop some from taking all the cookies. Oh and it's your fault if they take your cookies too.

In 2018, Facebook is the villain and Microsoft the shining light, according to techies

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Re: How quickly they forget

It has tried to turn Cortana back on and switch the default to also search the internet when I'm doing a local search after updates as well. So even if you figure out how to turn off crap you don't want is no guarantee that it will stay that way.

Incoming! Microsoft unleashes more fixes for Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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They have 2 guys fixing stuff and 3 guys sticking random bits on. It will never work correctly.

Wow, what a lovely early Christmas present for Australians: A crypto-busting super-snoop law passes just in time

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They just ask "are you Australian?" like porn sites that ask if you are 18.

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So just like...

Web sites that ask you if you are over 18 and just trust your answer...

Will we now have sites that ask "Australian yes/no" No? Cool, have some secure email.

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Re: In other news...

Unless you need to navigate

Or build things.

Windows 10 security question: How do miscreants use these for post-hack persistence?

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Re: It's 2018, And...

""Hard-coded" is bad enough, but I've seen too many really lame security questions"

You don't have to give the real answer. Even the bank has a fake "mother's maiden name" so if anyone digs up the info it's not going to do them any good.

Your pet Could be Bl3gLnert7b

Huawei CFO poutine cuffs by Canadian cops after allegedly busting sanctions on Iran

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Re: Canadians as puppets

Like there is no one hiding in an embassy in England in fear of being sent to the US after Sweden made convenient arrest request. Join the club.

Millennials 'horrify' their neighbours with knob-shaped lights display

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Mission accomplished

"I know young people like to have fun, but it's deeply offensive and shows a lack of respect.

YouTube fight gets dirty: Kids urged to pester parents over Article 13

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Re: "No it was not. Before IP was protected, noone even considered that ideas should be siloed"

"Musician could not write music down, for fear someone would use it at their own advantage."

LOL sure. Lucky there was no one who could transcribe music by ear way back then.

Then there are all those people who "work for hire" and have no rights, it all belongs to the boss. Even after you are long dead.

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Re: Isn't it bad?

You are going to compare people suffering a slow death from Asbestos to Sony being upset that someone uploaded a video of their kid dancing to some pop song on the radio?

Like maybe what people are calling a loop hole was the intended way it should work even if corporations would like 100% control.

Apple in another dust-up with its fans: iMacs, MacBooks lack filters, choke on grime – lawsuit

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Re: Greed or Ignorance?

Genius Bar caught ripping customer off ON CAMERA by CBC News.


Support whizz 'fixes' screeching laptop with a single click... by closing 'malware-y' browser tab

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Fixing things before they break

Sales and marketing were competing for who had the newest laptop, by breaking there almost new laptop.

New policy: You get a loaner while your laptop is repaired (it had duct tape holding the battery in).

New laptops go to the person with the oldest laptop, no exceptions.

Funny, no more broken laptops.

Groundhog Day comes early as Intel Display Drivers give Windows 10 the silent treatment

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Re: Office 2010

No, it's 2007 Outlook that they broke for O365. 2010 works for a bit longer.

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Re: Win10 telemetry had one job. And it failed.

For a classroom image that gets re-imaged every week, so there is no need to have it update. I have a custom event filter in Task Scheduler that watches for the windows update service starting and kills it. It is a cludge but it works.

Tech sector unites in attempt to avoid Oz's anti-crypto push, again

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Because the plan is to snoop on average people, and assume anyone they can't snoop on is a crim.

Shocker: UK smart meter rollout is crap, late and £500m over budget

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They can do what we have in Canada

Time of use price. Costs double at peak time.

Bedroom design outfit slapped with £160k fine for 1.6 million spam calls

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Minion has called all the numbers on the right spreadsheet already.

Uncle Sam, D-Link told to battle in court over claims of shoddy device security: Judge snubs summary judgment bids

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Re: D-link products are a bit shit. News at 11.

I had one of their wifi routers. With only 3 devices connected to it I had to reboot it every 2 days. The dumb switch I had was OK.

Smartphone industry is in 'recession'! Could it be possible we have *gasp* reached 'peak tech'?

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Re: "Just like the PC market"

"didn't increase prices and made PC bigger "

I thought my current phone at 5.5" was big, I look now and it's tinny. Almost everything is over 6"

US Republicans bash UK for tech tax plan

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Re: International norms

Evasion or avoidance?

You have to check the thickness of the brown envelop full of cash to know. Was that loop hole paid for in full or are they pulling a fast one.

Apple might be 'collateral damage' in US and China trade dust-up

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Re: Confused

I expect brown envelops stuffed with cash have a role in keeping them tariff-free.

With the 6T, OnePlus hopes to shed 'cheeky upstart' tag and launch assault on flagships

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such a deal

I can get a 128 GB 6 for only $50 more then a 6T but I get a free case.

But the 6 is already too big.

Motorola: Oops, phone busted? Grab a spudger and go get 'em, champ

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Re: I think my next phone will be a Motorola

But their software updates are crap. My G4+ is still waiting for android 8 they promised and security is April. The hardware is good for the price.

Memo to Microsoft: Windows 10 is broken, and the fixes can't wait

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Re: It's-a rubbish!

"which some folk state can be also over-ridden by MS. True, or not?"

I have a computer with the service disabled, and a script that will kill it if it tries to start. And yes I have seen that script pop up a few times, most often when you plug in a new device even a USB stick, or a mouse.

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Yes home users are great for testing anything domain related, large LANs, SharePoint integration...

Zip it! 3 more reasons to be glad you didn't jump on Windows 10 1809

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Re: Regressions

But it's OK because the stock went up 10 cents.

Once more with feeling: Windows 10 October 2018 Update inches closer to relaunch

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Sounds like

They released alpha quality code, and have reached maybe beta now. I have my computer updates paused for now. Not in a rush.

Stroppy Google runs rings round Brussels with Android remedy

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Re: Unbundling the app store would have been the right solution

" Samdroid and install generic Android on it."

Samsung already have their own app store. And a Samsung with generic Android is funny, they have more krud then any other phone. Even have their own assistant. They could remove the google stuff now and have a working phone. It would suck, but it would work.

RIP Paul Allen: Microsoft cofounder billionaire dies at 65 after facing third bout with cancer

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Re: Fact checking

Maybe if these people didn't feel the need to collect billions in the first place. That money came from someplace.

Azure goes quiet, Huawei Canada ban urged, US Senators are after Google, and more

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Re: Five an a half months early...

The GOP don't care about "people worried about surveillance", they are upset about what happens when you do a google image search for idiot.

In Windows 10 Update land, nobody can hear you scream

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Re: Installing Windows 7 on Sky/Kaby Lake CPUs

It's almost like they have to change 10 things every spring and fall. Things you can see, that marketing can post screen shots of.

Icahn to Dell investors: You can't touch this DVMT offer

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Stop calling he an investor, activist any kind

He is just a corporate raider. He will set you on fire if he can make a buck doing it.

The world will be a little better the day he kicks the bucket.

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave me tea... pigs-in-blankets-flavoured tea

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I can see one purpose

If there is someone at the office that keeps stealing your tea.

Wi-Fi Alliance ditches 802.11 spec codes for consumer-friendly naming scheme

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Re: Another reference to remember.

Will they do a microsoft and skip from 10 to 12?

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Re: Actually , no.

Or what ever the cable/phone company give them for 'free' with their internet.

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Re: If it is not broken...

How long until we have WiFi 7.5bi?

US mobe owners will get presidential text message at 2:18 pm Eastern Time

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I have very big hands.

Microsoft: OK, we have no phones, but look how much we love Android

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Re: 3 Words

Now you can have both on one phone. Do you add or multiply the evil?

Windows 10 1809: Now arriving on a desktop near you (if you want it)

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Re: Hello Welcome To Microsoft 'Onavo'

Timeline... seems to have fallen down the stairs and gotten disabled.

Microsoft resurfaces Surface kit alongside Windows 10 update

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Re: Going back to Thinkpad

"I suspect you may not be the target market then."

So the same market that has turned the Land Rover into something for an expedition to the local mall. Important people...

UK should set its own tax on tech giants if international deal isn't reached – Chancellor

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Re: What kind of conservatives want to tax everything?

It's working great for Trump... right?

While the UN laughed at Trump, hackers chortled at the UN's lousy web application security

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Re: 4,000 nuclear warheads

The child proof caps came out when I was a kid, mom used to get me to open them for her.

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Re: Stop mirroring the media

I hate shaggy dog stories.

Eat my shorts, watchdog tells every city mayor in the US – FCC approves $2bn 5G telco windfall

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Is anyone surprised

FCC holds consult, puts trash bin under mail slot, wow everyone LOVES our plan.

Brexit campaigner AggregateIQ challenges UK's first GDPR notice

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Who was paying for this I wonder?

I'm sure it was not their money paying for the ads.

I see an empty shell going bankrupt in the near future.

HP Ink should cough up $1.5m for bricking printers using unofficial cartridges – lawsuit

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Printer inovation

Is now ink DRM.

Oz government rushes its anti-crypto legislation into parliament

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Do they have to block service in Australia

If it's a free service I would think just have a check box "Are you in Australia [ ]" If you check it, OK, Bye.

If you lie and say you don't live in Australia, well not my fault.

This reminds be of the days of 40 bit international versions of browsers with the download page for the better US version where you swear not to give it to China or other "bad" countries. That worked great.

Brits pay £490m extra for mobes they already own – Citizens Advice

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We used to have that crap in Canada too

They had unadvertised BYOD plans, but they pushed the "free" phone. The CRTC cut max contracts to 2 years, required free phone unlocking, and split the phone payment from the service. You pay a "tab" each month for 2 years to pay for the phone, Once the 2 years is over the extra charge is gone.

FCC boss slams new Californian net neutrality law, brands it illegal

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Re: Typical

" It gave too much power to those unaccountable to We The People."

So who has the power now? Comcast?

Not We The People, that's for sure.

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