* Posts by N2

1058 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009

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

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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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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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Trollface

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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'Windows 10 destroyed our data!' Microsoft hauled into US court

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Good

Microsoft have sunk lower than spammers & malware writers & deserve a red hot poker up their arses, see how they like 'new ways to do familiar things'

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Europe will fine Twitter, Facebook, Google etc unless they rip up T&Cs

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Good

That is all.

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Germany to roll out €100bn gigabit internet network

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Re: oooo

So do I & my speed is a perfectly acceptable 9Mb/s / 1Mb/s on the up.

By 2018 the whole region will have FTC

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Lloyds Bank customers still flogging the online dead horse

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I love Lloyds Bank online - not

Dont you just love those SQL server fuck ups disguised as "we're sorry for the inconveience, but we've had to log you off" No Sir! just click the back button & youre right where you left off.

The password, now even some fairly ordinary services require a !@£$%^&*() because even I know that ups the password strength, but no you cant use them either.

Then theres the drop downs to enter the words from your phrase, which is only 7 characters long so theres limited scope there. It should only work using a mouse pointer, but nay you can just press the relevant keys for the friendly keylogger to send back to your friendly hacker.

The theres the telephone thing when you set up a recipient for a payment, which has a rather serious flaw and should also be obvious to Lloyds.

BTW it works better if you resolve marketing.lloydsbank.co.uk to 127.0.0.1 fucks off crap you dont want that gets shoved in your face.

I could go on

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Congrats, PC slingers. That's now FIVE straight years of shrinking sales

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Windows 10 slurpware can fuck off...

Gamers solution is a console

Business solution is Windows 7

Macs if you must have them

For almost everything else, theres a tablet with Linux or iOS

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Folders return to Windows 10's Start Thing

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Re: Unbelievable

If it's coming back, it feels like it's doing so through shear osmotic pressure rather than any kind of coherent plan. Whatever next - Aero? Carousel?

Bob?

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BT Openreach boss wants you to know that deep down, they care

N2

Re: Muppets

You've not seen The Muppets in 3D?

Absolutely hilarious, so good I had to see it twice.

Seems unfair to comapre BTO to Muppets to me.

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What gifts did ol' kitten heels May get this year?

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Re: Checklist

Small moustache - check

Her transformation to 'Full Stasi' is now complete.

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Twas the week before Xmas ... not a creature was stirring – except Microsoft admitting its Windows 10 upgrade pop-up went 'too far'

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Their arrogance

Is astonishing, beyond belief

Just what took them so long to work this out?

Idiots.

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Imagine every mistake you can make with a new software rollout...

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Your list

Isnt that on P1 of the 'projects in controlled environments' manual?

P2 states 'admit nothing'

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Adblock again beats publishers' Adblock-blocking attempts

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Re: Keep your guard up, people.

UBlock Origin?

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The big day is here and it's time to decide: Patch Flash, Windows, Office or Android first?

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Trollface

Why not

Just dump the lot?

You'd be better off & certainly more secure.

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Apple drops dongle prices to make USB-C upgrade affordable

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What a joke

MacBook Pro

That means I can install any hard disc I like,

It means I can install 32Gb of ram

It must have an ethernet connector

It must have at least two USB ports & prefably an SD card reader as all my cameras use them

dongles are a pain in the arse, look un-professional & break

Thunderbolt/Lightening what ever you want to call it is completely irrelevent because Im never going to have such a device.

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World-leading heart hospital 'very, very lucky' to dodge ransomware hit

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"One of our key weaknesses is our people and user behaviour,"

Years ago, muppet managers used to fire people that introduced viruses on floppy discs, ye reap what ye sow.

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Why

Cant email servers detect & remove such malicious scripts

Or if not just remove all attachments altogether?

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Why Apple's adaptive Touch Bar will flop

N2

Re: It's not JUST the toolbar

Agreed,

What a pile o shite these new Mac Book not very Pro things have become

To me the 'Pro' moniker also means you get RAM, HDD & battery you can change in the field.

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Brexit may not mean Brexit at all: UK.gov loses Article 50 lawsuit

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As I understand it

The vote on June 23rd was an opinion poll that has to be voted on by parliment.

Or is it that politicians no longer have to uphold the law?

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Appointments on hold as (computer) virus wreaks havoc with NHS trust systems

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And

Still has to click on every attachment even though they promised not to after the last fisasco, because you as administrator have all that anti virus stuff that sorts this out.

Yes, I know a few, thanks for nothing.

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Florida man ran $1.35m hack-and-spam racket with 50m-plus addresses

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But best of all

None of these macro viruses will work, by the way, as the virus risk is yet another reason why we switched to LibreOffice wholesale (cost, UI stability and cross-platform fidelity were the other arguments).

You dont have the fekking ribbon thing?

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N2

Excllent

That would be a worthy punishment, I doubt he'll get more than 3 years but should be at least 25.

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Google drops a zero-day on Microsoft: Web giant goes public with bug exploited by hackers

N2

Re: No Angels Here

Whilst Apple take even longer or hope it goes away!

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Microsoft keeps schtum as more battery woes hit Surface sufferers

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Its all faultless

Until the day it goes wrong,

I have a computer 10 years old working 'faultlessly'

I suspect you can guess who made it

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Will Microsoft's nerd goggles soar like an Eagle, or flop like a turkey?

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£4,529 ?

What muppet would part with that for an MS product?

They're aving a larf

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Pull the plug! PowerPoint may kill my conference audience

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Whenever I cant sleep

Which isnt very often

I imagine Im in a presentation involving 250 power point slides of mindless drivel

dosnt take long to get the right result

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Windows updates? Just trust us, says Microsoft executive

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Trollface

Trust Microsoft?

Yes, I trust them to fuck it all up at some point of their choosing.

That is all.

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It's time for Microsoft to revisit dated defaults

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Re: 6P

"Quick tip to marketing droids - dry run well in advance of any major customer presentation should be mandatory to stop hidden gotchas, especially if using a new bit of kit"

That'll be 5 minutes before attempting to connect to the new projector with a 9 pin to discover it only has HDMI then?

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Prime Minister May hints at shaking up Blighty's 'dysfunctional' rural broadband

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Trollface

What a pile of poo

720 million kilometers way & Rosetta can send us flicks of a space rock

6 Km from the exchange & you struggle to send an e-mail

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Brit loan firm gets comeuppance for 7.7 million spam texts

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Good

But why is the fine set so low?

Only by being complete utter bastards to the low life, scumbag, ahole spam companies will they eventually realise...

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Microsoft: We're hugging trees to save the 'world'

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Re: Re: How about

Vanadium batteries are a possibility.

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