* Posts by hplasm

4290 posts • joined 10 Jul 2009

Creators Update gives Windows 10 a bit of an Edge, but some old annoyances remain

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Creators Update, or how to apply lipstick to a pig.

And not the oinky end...

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Encryp-xit: Europe will go all in for crypto backdoors in June

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No 6...

"What do you want?"

"Secure access to your encryoted information."

"You won't get it!"

"By hook or by crook we will."

"No, maths doesn't work like that. Sod off."

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Windows 10 Creators Update: Clearing the mines with livestock (that's you by the way)

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Re: CBB

"What a fragmented ecosystem Win10 is...

Not like Linux I guess then."

Correct.

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Microsoft wants screaming Windows fans, not just users

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Re: Isn't MSDN a Microsoft User Group?

Er... you dropped this --->

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Re: Never had an issue...

"blacklist microsoft sites at the router."

Advice for life.

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Re: Yawn!

"Yes, even operating systems have fans."

So why does W10 want some?

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I though they didn't want screaming fans?

http://forums.windowscentral.com/windows-10/372695-laptops-fan-running-full-speed-since-windows-10-update.html

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"“Have you ever heard of a Microsoft user group?”"

Should that not be a Microsoft support group.

Not techincal support, mind.

The screaming is normal.

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UK Home Sec: Give us a snoop-around for WhatApp encryption. Don't worry, we won't go into the cloud

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Re: Colour me surprised

I understand 'the hastags'! Give me huge amounts of cash. Don't expect results though- just look on me as a mini-capita or something.

A couple of million a month should do it.

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

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Re: About time

"I have tried various releases of Reactos,..."

So it does work as well as W10!

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UK.gov confirms it won't be buying V-22 Ospreys for new aircraft carriers

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How to: Augment an Aircraft Carrier.

1. Put aircraft on it.

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Boffins reveal how to pour a perfect glass of wine with no drips. First step, take a diamond...

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Shurely...

...screwtops have this already? *hic*

/winesacrilege

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TRAPPIST-1's planets are quiet. Quiet as the grave, in fact

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Re: @AC ...the fairy tale of Darwinian evolution

"Was that typed by a moron or a troll?"

Different Fairy Tale Believer. Take your pick.

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Re: More Magic than Goldilocks orbit distance...

"Earth has a one in a million combination of life supporting conditions."

You call this life...? Don't talk to me about life...

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Re: After '000s of years of research-

"...And all we were looking for was a good Starbucks..."

a good Starbucks?

Rarer than inhabitable worlds... keep looking.

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Re: "tidal locking" seems like a pretty big problem if you want to live there.

"Star Trek isn't a reality TV series."

Reaity TV series aren't reality...

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After '000s of years of research-

-and decades of travel, humans land on a planet in some star's Goldilocks zone...

and are promptly eaten by three Starbears.

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NASA to fire 1Gbps laser 'Wi-Fi' ... into spaaaaace

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To Netflix...

Argh.

Verbing nouns weirds language.

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Ubuntu splats TITSUP bug spread in update

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Phew!

Good job a real OS doesn't reboot after every little change, eh?

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Now UK bans carry-on lappies, phones, slabs on flights from six nations amid bomb fears

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Re: Cameras

Neutral countries? Y'urr either with us, or agin us! T'aint no neutral countries!!

(apologies for Trumpbush Frankenaccent)

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Re: @chivo243

What's new? Same as before brexit!

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Airplane bomb fears spark America's laptop, tablet carry-on ban

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Coming to the UK too according to the Beeb

Done and done.

And we have been...

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Wanted: Bot mechanic. New nerds, apply within

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Sounds like a job advert-

For Susan Calvin + spanner set.

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Spammy Google Home spouts audio ads without warning – now throw yours in the trash

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Re: I sure hope the average person's response is similar

"Apple will have a HUGE opening "

Chief of Marketing?

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Re: Chatbots could totally be a trillion-dollar industry

"There's this guy named Gruber... ;-)"

Does he live next door to Paddington Bear?

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Microsoft kills Windows Vista on April 11: No security patches, no hot fixes, no support, nada

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options:

You missed - Will it blend?

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Google Maps' Street View can now lead you into a bubbling lava lake

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Re: Not Etna?

It's on the BBC newspage. Impressive!

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SpaceX yoinks $96m GPS launch deal from under ULA's nose

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Re: reusable rockets

"Mid-air nabbing of a rocket has the James Bond villain vibe you might expect from Musk."

ULA rocket goes up, ULA engines paracute down... SpaceX giant Quadcopter swoops in...

cue Bond music...

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Re: Wait, we CAN'T overcharge you any more? UNFAIR!

"...allot cheaper."

Once is alittle mistake. Twice, however....

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National Insurance tax U-turn: Philip Hammond nixes NIC uptick

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This lady's not for turning!

Neither is this one... oh look!

Again!

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Oracle gives FCC a great big sloppy kiss: You're doing a great job axing net neutrality, privacy

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Re: Yes Kieren

Oh for the day when we are free of Oracle's odious meddling...

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Re: Bit of an eejit but..

"It feels like sanity is going to become the new fundamentalism"

It seems to me that insanity IS the new fundamentalism. Emphasis on the mental

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Time crystals really do exist, say physicists*

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How many Time Crystals are required...

...to make a Time Cube?

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This is where UK's Navy will park its 75,000-ton aircraft carriers

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"...a local transformer which takes it up from the standard 50Hz to the carriers’ 60Hz..."

What is this sorcery?

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BOAR-ZILLA stalks Fukushima's dead zone

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Re: Do you become some kind of Superboar is one of them bites you??

"And I wonder what could be the superpowers of a Superboar..."

They can talk the hind legs off an Arcrurian Megadonkey. Oh Boar, you say...?

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Brit ISP TalkTalk blocks control tool TeamViewer

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Re: Talk Talk should just progressively block more and more traffic...

"another thumb down?? who is this person? come on, explain!"

Er, Dido summat springs to mind. Crazy Ex...

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That CIA exploit list in full: The good, the bad, and the very ugly

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Re: Slightly off topic...

You will either need a non-switch hub that you can use to tap the lead from the device of interest; or the switch that it is connected to, if better than base level, would need to support port spanning, that can direct the target's port traffic to your Wireshark PC's port.

HTH

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Fancy that – the sharing economy lobby doesn't speak for the sharers

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Target for Downsizing?

Perhaps the CBI could be downsized, as per the British 'Industry' they so obviously no longer represent.

Troughers.

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Shopping for PCs? Ding, dong, the Dock is dead in 2017's new models

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IIf wishes were donkeys...

"...a brainless laptop that relies on an HP phone to push Windows 10 onto its screen."

Powered by Unicorn farts and communicates by Rainbows.

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Watt the f... Dim smart meters caught simply making up readings

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Re: Meter smarts

"Those are gas meters, not electrical meters in the accompanying photo."

Don't get started on those...

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Don't worry, slowpoke Microsoft, we patched Windows bug for you, brags security biz

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Opatch Windows...

Or Ditch Windows...?

Decisions, decisions...

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Linus Torvalds lashes devs who 'screw all the rules and processes' and send him 'crap'

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Re: Linus Torvalds or Donald Trump?

"I couldn't tell! Both are idiots who can't control their mouths."

Said an idiot.

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Re: Which bridge is being repaired today ?

The bridge is being 'updated' and will reboot 17 times today.

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Re: "If you are stupid enough to try and ship code that does not build"

"Except that MS paid its developers rather than depending on charity donations of time from them."

They were robbed.

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Aw Diddums...

Stick to Win 10. It sounds just made for you.

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Passport and binary tree code, please: CompSci quizzes at US border just business as usual

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Re: @Valarian

"They're gauging your reaction at the request itself."

I would like to see their reaction when I try to bill them...

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Re: No issues visiting India

"If the US was so bad... why so many trying to get in?"

Apparently to kill all of the natives.

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Silicon Valley tech bro's solution for homeless: Getting himself in the news. Again.

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Re: America loves Guns and has chosen a Totalitarian government

"Round up the ... mentally unwell ..."

Then what do you do for a Government?

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Frustrated by reboot-happy Windows 10? Creators Update hopes to take away the pain

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Re: I don't understand....

"But it does look like you've got some PCs there that should be running a server level OS. "

Not Windows, then.

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Re: Holding post

Makes it easier to read the other, irrelevant comments.

FTFY.

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