* Posts by N2

1087 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009

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Russia threatens to set up its 'own internet' with China, India and pals – let's take a closer look

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Thats fine by me

So long as they keep all their shite to themselves.

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SurfaceBook 2 battery drains even when plugged in

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You can't do that with a MacBook Pro...

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Dumb autonomous cars can save more lives than brilliant ones

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Yesterday

Some one waved at me, indicating to slow down, I dont drive too fast on the country roads around us as you never know whats around the next corner. So I slowed down anyway & around the next corner was a loose horse getting a bit agitated. Passing it may have caused a problem even though the road was clear, but waiting a couple of minutes until it calmed down did the trick.

I'm not sure how many robot cars can recognise that.

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Wheels are literally falling off the MoD thanks to lack of cash

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A shortage of nuclear-trained personnel...

No change there in the last 30 years.

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Black Horse Down: Lloyds Banking Group goes TITSUP*

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Re: What I guarantee you won't hear...

Pint

one upvote isnt enough

Lloyds is a crock of shit, they even have cross site scripting on the login page as well as leaving the keyboard live to select your memorable word.... ooops should I have said that?

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Google Drive ate our homework! Doc block blamed on code blunder

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But

Whats on my computer is mine. Whats in the cloud belongs to the provider.

Time to change your shorts for long trousers and look after whats yours.

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Li-ion batteries blow up because they breed nanowire crystals

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Re: With NiCd, a quick pulse from a car battery

Agreed, often underestimated the large current a battery as such can deliver

8400 A/Hr @ 250 V DC the biggest battery Ive worked with & you'd only mess up once...

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Forget One Windows, Microsoft says it's time to modernize your apps

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Trollface

Title

'Forget Windows', thats how I read it & I have.

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Software update turned my display and mouse upside-down, says user

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Re: It's always the same, isn't it?

Along with: "its never done this before" or "I can't do..."

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IT at sea makes data too easy to see: Ships are basically big floating security nightmares

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It looks like you are sinking...

Would you like me to help with that?

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Gartner says back-to-school PC sales failed. IDC says they worked

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No surprises here

Would you really want your kids education hampered by the festering dung heap that Windows has become?

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Microsoft silently fixes security holes in Windows 10 – dumps Win 7, 8 out in the cold

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Translation: please, please stop using Windows 7 and 8.

Yes, Ive abandoned Windows long ago

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Microsoft shows off Windows 10 Second Li, er, Mixed Reality

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Re: Windows 10 Fail Creators Update

All the time, a *.* fail

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Hotter than the Sun: JET – Earth’s biggest fusion reactor, in Culham

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Re: Didn't they used to have a flywheel?

Yes, I think they had two concrete flywheels run up to speed at 200 rpm by electric motor & suppelemnted about 600Mw from the Didcott to Cowley supergrid.

I visited some time around 1990 & very interesting it was too. Aparently they also had to let Dinorwig know otherwise it cut in on the dip.

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Microsoft Office 365 Exchange issues for users across Europe

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Expect problems and delays...

Same old shite, different day.

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Banking websites are 'littered with trackers' ogling your credit risk

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Fires up Sandbox...

Edits hosts to resolve marketing.shitebank.co.uk to 127.0.0.1

No Script, Ghostry, UBlock Origin & Little Snitch do a fine job in fucking off the rest.

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Re: I think we need to know...

You have to keep an eye on the nasty little fuckers & sinkhole all the bollox like marketing.lloyds.com

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HSBC biz banking crypto: The case of the vanishing green padlock and... what domain are we on again?

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only eight characters...

The FSA or the BoE really ought to be all over this.

Agreed, but that would involve actually doing something, or someone

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Microsoft's fix for web graphics going AWOL? Disable your antivirus

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Disable antivirus?

That tells me a lot about the quality of their advice, summed up in one word: shite.

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Microsoft Surface laptop: Is this your MacBook Air replacement?

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Re: Macbook Air replacement my arse

Yes it is, it costs more or less the same as a Mac... so it must be good, Microsoft says so...

Until you work out the price for all the rental ware, pay yourself £0 per hour to control the spyware & when it breaks after, oh er, how long?

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Re: Tips and corrections.

640Kb

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Re: Too Expensive

Agreed & I very much doubt it stand up to a three or more year university course abuse.

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Enterprises gooey for Windows 10 as OS helps Computacenter rake it in

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Upgrade?

I would question that.

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British broadband is confusing and speeds are crap, says survey

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Re: UK ISP are uniformly terrible.

Or IDNet?

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Official: Windows for Workstations returns in Fall Creators Update

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Re: What about auto-updates?

Trying to restart a nuclear rector after Xenon poisoning is faster.

Waiting 35 hours for burnout is much quicker

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HMS Queen Lizzie impugned by cheeky Scot's drone landing

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Re: jw@resthaven.org.uk

At least the fekking magazine wont drop off when you run with it

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TalkTalk fined £100k for exposing personal sensitive info

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Re: Really!

I agree entirely,

The net affect of fining a company just punishes the customers through eventual price increases as shareholders cant possibly 'lose' 1p of dividend, can they?

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

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Re: Surface is shit, quelle surprise

"if it is more than 2 years old, it probably runs like a wheezing dog."

MacPro circa 2006

MacBook circa 2008

MacBook pro 2011

No ventolin required at all.

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Everything they make

Breaks.

Even a fekking optical mouse diddnt last 18 months.

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Microsoft: We'll beef up security in Windows 10 Creators Edition Fall Update

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Re: This might be the year MS became irrelevant

FTFY, Well they are trying pretty damm hard.

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Microsoft dumps docs.com cloud file locker, sets December death-date

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Re: The Almighty Cloud

...Stories like this, and Google's habit of killing off services, are what make me wary of relying on cloud services for anything.

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British Airways poised to shed 1,000 jobs to Capita

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Re: BA

Spelling: there's an r in Capita - you know where it goes.

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Ex-MI5 boss: People ask, why didn't you follow all these people ... on your radar?

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Stop trying to re-write history

"At least with the IRA, they had a mission and they were not anxious to kill a lot of people"

Well, they did actually and all these years later there seem so many organisations & politicians who try to wash it away. The Nobel Prize-winning author Doris Lessing referred to the September 11 attacks as "not that terrible" compared to the campaign of terror waged by the IRA in Britain and Northern Ireland with over 3600 killed and many thousands injured.

Granted, it was over several decades but that dosnt make it any less of a crime.

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BA's 'global IT system failure' was due to 'power surge'

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And don't try to re-book...

No worries there Senor Cruz, we wont so we wont have to bother your call centre either.

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74 countries hit by NSA-powered WannaCrypt ransomware backdoor: Emergency fixes emitted by Microsoft for WinXP+

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Re: And we'd sure appreciate it if you could stop clicking on attachments

Nor me,

But why oh why do some ignorant users have to?

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UK hospital meltdown after ransomware worm uses NSA vuln to raid IT

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Re: I for one, welcome the return of the paper patient notes.

Which is what happens here in France, you get everything on paper. I'm not suggesting its better but I scan my notes to PDF to back them up so its simple & reliable.

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Pint

Come on GCHQ, this is your time to shine

- Get in there and sort this out.

That made me smile, pint cos its Friday, just

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Mozilla to Thunderbird: You can stay here and we may give you cash, but as a couple, it's over

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Because most of the world has gone to webmail...

And loves sharing their inbox & sending spam now and again, let alone the prospect of it all vanishing.

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Want a Windows 10 update? Don't go to Microsoft ... please

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Malware updates

I thought it was all malware?

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China launches aircraft carrier the length of 2.1 brontosaurs

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HMS Ark Royal

The real one, not the toy

Had proper steam catapaults - after which the accountants decided otherwise.

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Base specs leak for Windows 10 Cloud – Microsoft's wannabe ChromeOS assassin

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Re: Me Too! (?)

The MS wheel mouse isnt bad, but probably copied from Logitech

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Will the MOAB (Mother Of all AdBlockers) finally kill advertising?

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Advertisers

I'd really like to put a brick through your window with 'Fuck off' scrawled on it.

Now, thats how I feel, on the rare occaision your badly produced shite pops up in my broser.

So just fuck off anyway, Im never going to buy it

A N other grumpy old man

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Can you make a warzone delivery drone? UK.gov wants to give you cash

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£40K ?

Is that all?

Just about do lunch at the Ivy for a bunch of Crapitas.

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30,000 London gun owners hit by Met Police 'data breach'

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Some one should be FIRED?

Agreed, regrettably they are much more likely to be promoted.

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US military makes first drop of Mother-of-All-Bombs on Daesh-bags

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The MOAB might be the largest US non-nuke?

Try the MOP - 30,000lbs of good ole Uncle Sams finest

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Microsoft raises pistol, pulls the trigger on Windows 7, 8 updates for new Intel, AMD chips

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Re: If Microsoft was an airline...

I would rather walk

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Half-baked security: Hackers can hijack your smart Aga oven 'with a text message'

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Re: Incredibly inefficient - not

Agreed,

Our Rayburn uses wod & works superbly well, heating water by convection.

So if the Russians cut off the gas & theres a power cut, it continues to heat the house, water & cook.

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Consumers go off PCs as global shipments continue their decline

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Consumers

Now have a choice

& dont want to be spied on.

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Mac Pro update: Apple promises another pricey thing it will no doubt abandon after a year

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Creative Professionals...

Well, Apple have crapped all over them, the types that stuck with Apple have been shunned into a corner with aps like Aperture discontinued & something resembling a fancy trash can to replace the much loved Mac Pro.

Will they come back?

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