* Posts by hplasm

4234 posts • joined 10 Jul 2009

Microsoft half-bricks Asus Windows 7 PCs with UEFI boot glitch

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MS Magic Roundabout...

Here it comes again! Grit your teeth...

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Official: Microsoft's 'Get Windows 10' nagware to vanish from PCs in July

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Re: SatNad is my favorite M$ CEO EVER!!1!

Taxi for Mr Poe?

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'I thought my daughter clicked on ransomware – it was the damn Windows 10 installer'

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"It is ransomware - they just haven't posted the ransom notes yet."

They did- but they are stuck in Exchange.

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Learn a scripting language and play nicely: How to get a DevOps job

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Re: Not asking much then?

Also- 'Beware of a programmer carrying a screwdriver'

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The 'new' Microsoft? I still wouldn't touch them with a barge pole

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Are Google and Apple any better?

Yes.

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Ah, but....

"Microsoft make a number of truly fantastic technologies and they are legitimately at the cutting edge of a number of hybrid cloud technologies."

...I see the problem. Clouds shouldn't have cutting edges!

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'Apple ate my music!' Streaming jukebox wipes 122GB – including muso's original tracks

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Re: 122GB ? Pah. Windows 10 OneDrive client ate over 200GB of my files!

"It's astonishing that this issue has not received wider coverage."

It has- check out all the 'Windows 10 is rubbish' articles.

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Brits who live in 'smart cities' don't really know or care

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Re: More fluff....

"I don't want to be surprised by muggers or feral dogs or something"

To be fair- they would have to keep still whilst waiting to attack you....or you would see them.

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Cops deploy StingRay anti-terror tech against $50 chicken-wing thief

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Re: Curiouser and curiouser

"Four legs good, two legs better!"

Stingrays have no legs- no legs best!

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Microsoft: Why we tore handy Store block out of Windows 10 Pro PCs

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Impressive, Microsoft!

I love the way you can put nails into your coffin lid from the inside too!

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UK.gov wasted £20m telling you to 'be safe online, mmkay'

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Don't worry!

No MP's bank balances were harmed in the making of this boondoggle.

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Monster Cloud and an angry customer wanting a refund: A Love Story

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Monster Clowns

That is all.

What a bunch of tossers.

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White House to bring us up to speed on artificial intelligence hype latest

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Re: AI in Government?

Coming soon...The Trumpinator.

He just won't stop. Ever.

eek.

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The EU wants you to log into YouTube using your state-issued ID card

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Re: Estonian ID cards tell you who is snooping

"Hmm, all of my records have been accessed by Redacted.T.T Redacted.

Fancy that!"

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Windows 10 handcuffs Cortana web search to Bing and Edge browser

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Re: Cue the hackers in 3, 2, 1...

"... Phone keypads were not mechanical in the same way as typewriters and have always been able to handle human speeds just fine."

Not at first- there was a drop in replacement for the old GPO rotary dial with push buttons, that had a complicated set of pushrods and crossbars that transformed keypresses, one-only-at-a-time into dial pulses. Pity I don't have one to have a look at now, I never did look too far into how it worked.

Because of the single digit lockout to prevent mashing of fat-fingered wrong digits, they were fairly slow, but not terribly so.

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Linux greybeards release beta of systemd-free Debian fork

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nice-

is another thing that systemd is not..

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E-cigarettes help save lives, says Royal College of Physicians

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Re: just stop it, right now

TBH, I think C Tree might be on the pro-vaping side, and the EU the idiots...

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Heathrow Airbus collision 'not a drone incident'

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"Perfectly reasonable to assume there may have been someone testing a jetpack from Richmond Park.

Is that a SPB future thing? A confession, perchance...?

Need a 'fingers crossed' icon.

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UK's 'superfast' broadband is still complete dog toffee, even in London

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Re: FFS - it is NOT fibre.

"..fibre to the local headend whereafter it's all coax to the home...."

Nope. Fibre from the headend to the big cabs in the street, then fibre to the smaller cabs -THEN coax and twin tp to the home.

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First rocket finally departs Russia's Vostochny cosmodrome

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Re: Trees

All those trees around the complex == firewood?

Charcoal, now.

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Samsung's little black box will hot-wire your car to the internet. Eek!

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Re: New ne plus ultra standard?

"government-grade security"

What does it need the backdoor for?

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Microsoft's Windows 10 nagware storms live TV weather forecast

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Re: That's why you should always avoid complexity

"Here, have a rock, it has all your computing needs covered."

No, it's trying to install Win10 on it. Oh wait, that's a brick...

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Re: Microsoft showing off their coding skills...

1. set a flag

2.Call it the 'This_PC_is_not_compatible_with_Windows_10' flag.

3. Sell it

4. Massive profit!!

Win10 isn't ready for prime time (TV) yet.

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SpaceX: We'll land on Mars in 2018 (cough, with NASA's help)

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Aha....

I'm very excited by this!!

**how odd!!

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Kaspersky cracks CryptXXX, throws lifeline to ransomware victims

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Re: There is only one John Snow

But surely there is only one John Snow- he reads the news...

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Redback sinks fangs into Oz builder's todger

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Re: Suck

Paint some stripes on it- then it's just like a snake, so the technique will be similar...

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Hubble spots ice moon orbiting dwarf planet Makemake

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MK2?

How about Makemakemake?

(oi oi oi!) /sorry

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Colander-wearing Irishman denied driver's licence in Pastafarian slapdown

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Re: Obviously a parody

"t's a parody because it was set up as one."

Said the Jews about Christianity.

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Good enough IT really is good enough. You don't need new hardware

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take the time to think for yourself and don't be led by marketing – nor the baying – of fools.

This is good advice for life.

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Ten years in the clink, file-sharing monsters! (If UK govt gets its way)

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Re: His (her) Master's Voice

"I take the opportunity to post here because you would censor such comment in your own articles. "

Censored, you say? By AO? Deleted?

Surely not! Oh, wait-

Me too, when I pointed out something about his apparent support of fascists ^H^H^H^H^H^H^H big media barons...

+++comment deleted+++ by something that looks like a duck...

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Woz says 'Jobs started Apple for money' – then says it must pay 50% tax like he does

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Why is Woz paying >50% on all he earns?

He's holding his holdings wrong.

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BOFH: Thermo-electric funeral

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I need a cooling hammer!

To go with the server mallet and network mace.

And the LART...

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'Impossible' EmDrive flying saucer thruster may herald new theory of inertia

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garbage. this is BUNK.

There are kids on your lawn- did you know?

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Re: question

I don't believe this has an exhaust. That's what all the excitement is about.

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Stalled cloud growth, software flatlining, hated Lumias unsold... It's all fine, says Microsoft CEO

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Re: And in other news

"...You folks should study investing rather than sit around hating Microsoft..."

How much for your Grandmother?

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Official: EU goes after Google, alleges it uses Android to kill competition

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Stop

Why don't the EU

Bing off?

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Intel literally decimates workforce: 12,000 will be axed, CFO shifts to sales

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Re: Food for thought?

"'food for thought' for the Linux crowd. As in: What are they still doing wrong?"

Nothing. The Wintards, however...

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Utah declares 'war on smut'

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Re: Foolishness

" But what will happen when they grow breasts?"

they can work for porn sites!

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Obama London visit prompts drone no-fly zone

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Re: any small balloon ... banned from large swathes of airspace below 2,500ft

" Coat, because it doubles as a glidey suit thing."

You are Vector, and I claim my Great Pyramid!

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Re: any small balloon ... banned from large swathes of airspace below 2,500ft

"So large balloons are ok?"

Motorcade in sight. Deploy the Kill-o-Cat weapon!

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Snafu! BT funnels all customers' sent email into one poor sod's inbox

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That's my BT!

Don't expect sympathy around here...

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Clucking hell! Farcical free-range egg standard pecked apart by app

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I'll trust farmers-

When the egg box advertises 'Free Range Rover'.

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Idiot millennials are saving credit card PINs on their mobile phones

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Re: How would they ever unlock it?

They keep the phone PIN on the nearest ATM...

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HMRC Verify is '2nd class'

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"...Also concidering the govenment will not pay for good security."

Soon, the Govt will get rid of good security, encryption etc.

Job done!

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Embrace, extend – and kill. Microsoft discontinues RoboVM

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Re: Spot on

" if The Register didn't bash Microsoft for no reason..."

The Internet's not big enough to list the reasons to bash Microsoft.

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Windows 10 Mobile races to summer with useful facelift

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Re: Yes, we get it. MSFT BAAAD!

Mindless drivel from a MS OneCore ,er, evangelist.

And I don't mean the article.

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Re: emoji

Win 10- Windows for 10 yr olds... yay!

Also, woo!

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You won't believe this, but… nothing useful found on Farook iPhone

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Re: On the "stupiidity" of people

" Most humans are born with a brain that prefers conformity to society."

Not all of them...

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This headline will, in part, cost pepper-spraying University of California, Davis $175k

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Re: UC Davis Lieutenant John Pike pepper spray

So basically, what you are saying is:

Presumably the SEO campaign by UC Davis (where Lieutenant John Pike pepper sprayed a peaceful student demo) was designed to put other search results above any containing the terms, "UC Davis", "Lieutenant John Pike" and "pepper spray". This will be quite difficult if there are many other pages with those terms ( "UC Davis", "Lieutenant John Pike" and "pepper spray"). Perhaps it would have been better if UC Davis had never entrusted Lieutenant John Pike wth such harmful weapons as pepper spray. Then they wouldn't find themselves having to try and beat the search rankings for "UC Davis", "Lieutenant John Pike" and "pepper spray". That's, "UC Davis", "Lieutenant John Pike" and "pepper spray".

I see.

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BT hauled into Old Bailey after engineer's 7-metre fall broke both his ankles

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Re: More than reported here?

"Frankly, yes. Natural selection's a bitch."

And frankly, should your number come up, I imagine you won't be missed.

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