* Posts by cornz 1

2479 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009

Black screen of death after Win10 update? Microsoft blames HP

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This:

"Microsoft has done great things recently".

Such as??

Windows 8.1?

Windows 10?

Deceptive and potentially illegally installing software peeps didn't want?

The ribbon?

Killing messenger / outlook express?

Skype?

Win Phone?*

Forcing gamers to upgrade to W10 for DX12 which wont install on Win7

Yeah, the "great" things just keep piling up don't they...

*I have a lumia 930, GREAT phone. Until they killed that section of their business.

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Pirate Bay digs itself a new hole: Mining alt-coin in slurper browsers

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Re: Surprisingly?

Fuck you.

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Re: Sigh:

Or use it to test a piece of software that you need to do ONE thing. Or to see if a series is any good before i spend real money.

TFTFY

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Sigh:

Just use rarbg.com

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RIP Stanislav Petrov: Russian colonel who saved world from all-out nuclear war

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Can i just

interject and raise a glass of finest grain ethanol to this man.

RIP and thank you.

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ICO whacks Welsh biz with £350k fine for 150 MEEELLION nuisance calls

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This:

"If a firm goes out of business to try and duck an ICO fine then they’re no longer making troublesome nuisance calls. But the new law will increase the tools we have to go after them and hold them fully accountable for the harassment, annoyance and disruption they’ve caused."

Said a Lip Service drone.

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Mad scientist zaps himself to determine the power of electric eel shocks

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Electrophorus Electricus

Best latin name ever!!!

NB, I love speaking Latin, I must pay a visit there sometime.

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Facebook let advertisers target 'Jew-haters'

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Re: How about some balance?

"or even white people haters".

Even? What like they don't exist?

Racism isn't just confined to Caucasians.

In fact it's more prevalent in the other "races" you list but lets not let political correctness get in the way.

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Windows 10 Creators Update will add app-level privacy controls

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Can i suggest:

http://www.sphinx-soft.com/Vista/index.html

I use it on all my machines.

Brilliant piece of software.

Basically, anything that tries to establish an outside connection if flagged until you allow / block.

Some things it alerted me to on my Win7 Laptop:

GWXDetector

GWXExperience

Microsoft Compatibility Telemetery

Needless to say, these are now all blocked!!!

It's another weapon in the fight to keep MY data out of their hands.

Also helpful for clobbering malware when it attempts to connect to its C&C servers.

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This:

"in which what's sent home is limited to “data about the Connected User Experience and Telemetry component settings".

So, if I turn off every bit of telemetry that I can, what parts of the snooping routines I have turned off is sent to slurp.

No doubt so they can add a new snoop routine which collects the same data as the one you disabled but decides to not tell you about it!

Dear MS, let me make this REALLY fucking simple.

I mean, FFS, it's so easy its even already in binary. We want an ON-OFF switch. That's it!!!!!

Data slurp all, data slurp none. Not a difficult concept.

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US government sued by 11 pissed-off travellers over computer searches

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Boffin

Re: "People of color"?

Actually, white is a combination of primary colours.

Its not strictly a colour, like black isn't a colour.

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Everybody without Android Oreo vulnerable to overlay attack

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Re: "will need updating"

Sometimes, its the only language SOME snowflake millenials understand.

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Sick of new

versions of android every 12-18 months.

It's forced obsolescence and it seems to be getting worse.

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Monkey selfie case settles for a quarter of future royalties

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The ONLY thing this entire fiasco raises,

is questions about PETA, their funding, their ability to pursue clearly pointless lawsuits and how the fuck they kill more animals than KFC, Macdonalds etc combined* yet claim to be "ethical". Bullshit.

*metaphorically.

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Thousands of hornets swarm over innocent fire service drone

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Re: "drone was attacked by the hornets while being used [..] to locate the creatures' nest"

No. I didn't. That's what ladders, hoists and cherry pickers are for.

And if any local bees are attracted to your fipronil bait?? Fipronil is extremely effective because it stays toxic almost indefinitely.

Its used in cockroach control and will work up to 7 iterations down the line, so one lethal dose to one roach is lethal for the next 6 that eat that one!!!

I'll wager my ficam causes less collateral damage than your fipronil.

THATS why the UK doesn't routinely use it for wasp control.

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Re: Nest in Garden

Actually, toward the end of the wasp season (late sept, October) UK wasps (Vespula vulgaris and V.Germanica) can become EXTREMELY aggressive and will attack with no provocation.

Mainly caused by them eating fermenting fruit and getting pissed!!!

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Re: Paraffin is the answer

Not safe, not licensed for destruction of wasps nests.

I mean, FFS just go buy some bendiocarb ant powder, at night put a *puff up the entrance to the nest, repeat for a few days.

Job done..

*Not like Liberace.

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Re: "drone was attacked by the hornets while being used [..] to locate the creatures' nest"

Ficam D is applied in SMALL quantities directly to the nest entrance. This minimises the chance of ANY other animal coming into contact with it. It is also one of the only fully reversible acetylcholinesterase inhibitors. It is MUCH safer than Fipronil for that very reason. ANY qualified pestie is aware of the potential hazards and wont spray if there is a wind and a waterway nearby.

Which is why, in the UK, Ficam-D is the preferred wasp treatment.

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Re: "drone was attacked by the hornets while being used [..] to locate the creatures' nest"

I've seen them chew through mastic where folks decided to just seal the entrance to the nest area.

What you have to take into account is that you are separating a mother from her young and both will do anything to be reunited.

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Re: "drone was attacked by the hornets while being used [..] to locate the creatures' nest"

Ficam-D.

Applied with a 3 metre lance to the entrance hole. Job done in a matter of seconds, no more hornets in a matter of minutes.

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Stand up who HASN'T been hit in the Equifax mega-hack – whoa, whoa, sit down everyone

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Re: Thank goodness

It doesn't work like that.

The ONLY time bailiffs will turn up is when you have had a CCJ issued against you and you fail to make payments on a court ordered payment. In other words, you default.

Debt collection agencies have NO power to send in bailiffs. NONE.

""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""s at all!!!!!

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Argentina eyes up laser death cannon testbed warship

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Re: .Sarcasm, I take it?

"Will Boris fit in a torpedo tube"?

We'll MAKE him fit!!

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Re: We could threaten to send Boris

And if the sheep don't want to go to Latin??

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Futuristic driverless car technology to be trialled on... oh, a Ford Mondeo

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Wrong car mate.

You need to be looking at either Beemer or Audi drivers.

Mondeo's are a more exclusive car. Exactly the same quality only a better ride, cheaper to repair and two thirds the price!!

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I have the

2.5t MK IV petrol on an 08 plate and it is THE best car I have ever owned and driven.

It puts a genuine smile on my Chevvy every time I drive it.

It had 18k on it when I paid 10k for it. It wasn't run in and was in essentially showroom condition.

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Linus Torvalds passed a kidney stone and then squeezed out Linux 4.13

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Re: I'm a stoner

If it's really that painful, I can think of hundreds of people I would wish it on!!!!!

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Detox from your weekend kebabs with a healthy storage golubtsy

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Ahem:

"Never mind, who among us can resist cooked cabbage leaves wrapped round nutritious meaty storage fillings? Get your knife, fork, spoon and napkin ready and load up your plate with what we have in store".

Where's the fucking recipe???

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Smart meters: 'Dog's breakfast' that'll only save you 'a tenner' – report

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Most of us said years ago

that these things were, at best a white elephant and at worst a cynical move by the energy companies.

I said that the government would not halt the progress to save face. With its disastrous record in expensive, failed IT projects it daren't.

So, 6 years later, here we all are, still discussing what a fucking waste of money these things are.

God, I hate being right all the time.

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UK council fined £70k for leaving vulnerable people's data open to world+dog

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So the ICO

actually gets to collect. But ONLY because it's a government body that's been fined, a local council.

So the council has simply coughed up to save face.

Yet the ICO are totally ineffective at collecting fines from cold calling companies who simply wind up the business, fuck off for a fortnight, then magically reappear with a new name and new director.

So, the council tax payer has paid the fine for them.

Great, thanks for that you set of twats.

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Kiwi prankster 'oinks' down cops' radio and sings Old MacDonald

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Scrawled on a toilet wall

in Woodseats, Sheffield, in the mid 80's.

Ahem..

God made creatures

Big and small,

Some that slither,

Some that crawl,

Sheffield police force employs them all.

I thank you.

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Hackers able to turbo-charge DJI drones way beyond what's legal

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Re: "drones with GPS dont need"

Hygain V, zetagi 400w burner and a white K40 antenna.

Ahhh. I miss the 80's.

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San Franciscans unite to smite alt-right with minefield of doggy shite

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You dont get

white dog shit in the uk anyway because they removed the ground bone from dog food years ago.

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Bombastic boss gave insane instructions to sensible sysadmin, with client on speakerphone

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Sadly

They're the kind of managers you don't want.

Not able to deal with the shitty end of the stick but ready to steal all the thunder when the worker drones save the day.

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Germans force Microsoft to scrap future pushy Windows 10 upgrades

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This:

"No, they need to invest in creating a decent os, not the POS that's w10".

They did, twice in fact with XP and 7.

But long gone are the halcyon days where USERS were in control.

Now users are just that, users. They don't own the OS (again, xp and 7 were standalone, bought to own) so are at the mercy of M$.

I've always been one of M$'s biggest fanbois but the last 2 years have seen poor idea upon poor decision foisted upon us loyal users.

Way to alienate us M$.

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US Navy suffers third ship collision this year

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Re: Good job it wasn't a lighthouse

Other apocryphal naval story:

UK and US navy doing joint manoeuvres somewhere, after the exercise finished, the ships sailed away in opposing directions. The semaphore office on the USA ship messaged "Thanks for that guys, oh, by the way, how does it feel to be the second biggest naval contingent in the world"?

The British replied "Yes, thank you for the training exercises and it feels fine, but tell us, how does it feel to be second best"?

Badum Tish.

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Identity fraud in the UK at 'epidemic' levels as cases rise 5% – report

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Re: Hmmmm

The first part about name calling is metaphorical, but look what happened when numb-nuts metaphorically threatened to blow up Doncaster / Robin Hood airport!

The second part, yeah, the plod don't give a fuck. Very little to go on. That's why it's such an issue, easy to commit, easy to get away with.

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Energy firm slapped with £50k fine for making 1.5 million nuisance calls

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More so

considering it wont EVER be paid.

Fucking joke.

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I say, BING DONG! Microsoft's search engine literally cocks up on front page for hours

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Re: how many double entendres

I'm Jewish, I'll lend you one!

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Russia's answer to Buckminster Fuller has a buttload of CGI and he's not afraid to use it

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Where can i obtain

the pharmaceuticals he's quite clearly on ?

Madasabadgerinoid?

Methlyoffhisrockerphene?

Loonaine?

This commentard DEMANDS to know.

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Strip club selfie bloke's accidental discharge gets him 6 years in clink

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Good God.

Can I ask, do they still teach English in schools?

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Boeing preps pilotless passenger flights – once it has solved the Sully problem, of course

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Re: Some edits

Self loading, ready to eat meals if some of them survive the mountain crash.

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Amazon recalls dodgy solar eclipse shades that offer no eye protection

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Re: Now what?

baader astro film, cut to size.

Job done!!!!

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Baader Astro film

is my preferred method of solar gazing.

Is extremely safe, provides proper colour rendition (unlike unsafe Mylar filters) and lasts essentially for ever. Its on my spare celestron dust cap and allowed me to get some excellent shots of mercury transiting the sun.

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Fire and fury in Korea: Samsung burns Note 7 owners in lawsuit

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Re: Hmm.

Im sorry, I don't quite understand, , here is what I am referring to:

"Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong and four other senior executives from the electronics giant were indicted Tuesday on charges including embezzlement and bribery, South Korean prosecutors said.

Lee is the vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, the world's largest smartphone maker. He is accused of paying $36 million in bribes to entities run by Choi Soon-sil, a friend of the impeached President Park Geun-hye, in return for the government's backing of a merger of two Samsung affiliates in 2015, the South Korean news agency Yonhap reported. Lee was arrested Feb. 17".

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Photobucket says photo-f**k-it, starts off-site image shakedown

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Re: Blah blah blah

No one denies that.

It's the manner that grates.

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South London: Rats! The rodents have killed the internet

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Re: Flavoured cabling

rodents don't taste bitrex or denatonium benzoate to give it its proper name , which is why its used in rodenticide to stop humans eating it. Its the same stuff they use to stop nail biting.

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Re: Flavoured cabling

When they realise its ONLY a scent and there is no danger of being eaten, they will move back in.

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It doesn't matter.

Those front teeth will gnaw through wood, steel, plaster, plastic, brick, copper, lead in fact, there's almost nothing that a rodent cant gnaw. The word rodent comes from the Latin "rodere"; "to gnaw".

It has nothing to do with food. If they don't gnaw to keep those teeth short, they overgrow making it impossible to feed and the rodent dies of starvation ironically.

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Don't buy Microsoft Surface gear: 25% will break after 2 years, says Consumer Reports

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Re: I could go postal!

You have 6 years from purchase for an INHERENT fault.

Think NVidia chips fiasco.

As the product has left the factory faulty, it is not fit for purpose. That's the only time you have 6 years and the fact is the product is defective from the moment you unpack it.

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