* Posts by hplasm

4180 posts • joined 10 Jul 2009

Microsoft to overhaul Windows 10 UI – with a 3D Holographic Shell

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Big Brother

So-

Now the NSA*/AdMongers will be able to see what you are doing, too!

*Other spy TLAs are available.

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Some Windows 10 Anniversary Update: SSD freeze

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Re: Proxy

I'm not angry- just because you don't understand networking, after all neither does Microsoft.

You are correct about your grammar, it does make you look a bit dim, when coupled with your zealotry.

You have my sympathy, however.

Perhaps Clippy can assist?

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Headmaster

Would of...!!!

How can anyone take the rest seriously after that?

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Re: Where are all the MS apologists?

"Rather like a someone who keeps stalking his ex-girlfriend's facebook to insist that he's totally over her, and life has been so great since he left, and he's not fixated on her and he's happy tell everyone so, repeatedly."

No man, she's your girlfriend, and we actually said she was a dog.

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Re: Why doesn't Win10 support multiple drives better

"Yes, trying to use Windows as an OS won't work, believe me."

FTFY

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Re: Leaving Microsoft

"You have not used Microsoft for 10 years so your opinion is useful BECAUSE ?"

He's no fool?

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Farewell Patch Tuesday fragmentation: from October, MS will roll just one monthly patch

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Re: Then when a fox borks something...

You have to install hounds from the Appy Store!

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Re: Xbox...

"PCs just aren't Xboxes."

Yet.

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London cops waste £2.1m on thought crime unit – and they want volunteer informers

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Re: Proposed new crime

"Using social media with intent?

What about caravans?"

No signal in them.

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Re: High Inquisitor

Dolores (May) Umbridge. Nee Palpatine.

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Baffled Scots cops call in priest to deal with unruly spirits

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Re: It's happening already.

"I reckon the mark of an angry deity is almost certainly a chihuahua on a hedge."

And a dim looking fat red cat- oh, sorry I thought you said 'on the edge'...

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A Russian cyber-gang, the Oracle MICROS hack, and five more POS makers in crims' sights

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Holmes

Re: POS

Cashier? In a cashless transaction...

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Business users force Microsoft to back off Windows 10 PC kill plan

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Re: Windows Beta

To be fair- he may be using Win10 Enterprise.

Only spies during office hours...

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FTFY!

"“Enterprise customers are moving to Windows 10 faster than any version of Windows …since ME."

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Thieves can wirelessly unlock up to 100 million Volkswagens, each at the press of a button

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Volkswagen is the People's Car

So not like MS then.

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Re: Look to the future

A whole new raft of problems there.

The doors probably stay wide open, for starters...

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Re: BBC on car privacy

"Audi has...special proxies in place for all that traffic to protect privacy..."

The way Audis are driven, the drivers probably need to hide their identities.

Shame about the vanity plates though. Tossers.

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Re: Quick Release or build it like it is in my head

You are Mr Bean and I claim my Five Pounds!

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Brexit Britain: HP Sauce vs BBC.co.uk – choices that defined voters

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Re: Class divide

"This tallies with studies which show an educational attainment split."

And is therefore also bollocks.

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Bungling Microsoft singlehandedly proves that golden backdoor keys are a terrible idea

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Re: "Secure (?!) Boot"

Secure Boot

Fragile laces

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In other news-

Microsoft Security team win top awards at Edinburgh Fringe festival.

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Azure wobbles

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Azure

am glad I don't use it...

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update crashing under Avast antivirus update

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Re: ...the kernel hooks that MS (presumably) provide for AV vendors...

I suspect Windows is a rat's nest of hackery, patching and general under-the-hood horrors. And they've been caught out.

FTFY

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Avast AV-

Working as intended. Win10 added to virus sig list.

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London's Met Police has missed the Windows XP escape deadline

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Re: It's not just the Desktop that's in trouble...

Catching crooks is a cost- fining motorists is a profit. Hence no investment in the former.

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Ofcom cans Virgin Media's Premier League live footy match probe

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Headmaster

Provider-

Singular, I think?

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Linux 4.8 rc1 lands, with Surface 3 support promised!

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"I am well aware of kernel modules and written a few..."

'Course you did- now back into bed, all comfy. Time for your pills...

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Re: Keep on hacking

"Wow, that is one unstable code base!"

What, on t the Surface 3? yes- that's what the linux support is for.

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Brit network O2 hands out free Windows virus with USB pens

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Re: They got a USB Pen, I got flowers

Have you virus checked them?

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Re: Windows Vista?

Seems like a really same old virus then if its targeting Windows.

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update is borking boxen everywhere

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Re: It is good that microsoft is on hand with excellent advice

' "That's the downside of a rolling release."

...which is what Windows seems to have become.'

As in ' Released, it rolls down the pan, into the water...'

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Re: It aint just this upgrade

"What's the collective name for a bunch of clowns?"

Microsoft.

edit- oo, too slow!

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BBC detector vans are back to spy on your home Wi-Fi – if you can believe it

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Re: Magic?

The BBC should know not to annoy techno-mages...

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Microsoft: You liked Windows 10 so much, you'll get 2 more in 2017

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Re: Ample is as good as a feast

"It just works."

Only just - until the next 'update'.

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The developer died 14 years ago, here's a print out of his source code

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Re: "Windows 7! in 2016!"

Probably an upgrade exercise.

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Private moonshot gets the green light from US authorities

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Re: Which moon

"anybody got any high resolution stills (down to the sq cm) of the sea of tranquility?"

Yes. Apollo 11.

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Re: Is it just me?

I wondered this, but it's possible that they want to poke a hole in the sky over the US, hence the FAA 'approval'- just like the one LOHAN is still waiting for...

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Virgin signs up record ultrafast broadband subs

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Re: Great news,,,,

"So how much of the Fibre network and IP backbone was laid when it was a public utility?"

So how much public broadband subsidy have BT squandered on sport tv?

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Kazakhstan accused of hacking journos, activists by EFF

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Begun,

these potassium wars have...

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Microsoft extends bug bounty to cover Edge remote code exec

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Re: Pay is still way too cheap to do Microsoft's job for them

They are definitely going to have to pay out, so why would they offer more?

As another Commentard rightly says- "It is known."

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Re: Pay is still way too cheap to do Microsoft's job for them

"And we'll keep watching you being forced to resign in disgrace..."

If only!

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PC pioneer Gary Kildall's unpublished memoir revealed

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Re: "to pen" is not a verb

Verbing nouns weirds language!

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Microsoft has stopped cutting sales fees for resellers? Yep

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Someone noticed...

"Wait- we pay them so we can sell their stuff???"

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West country cops ponder appearance of 40 dead pigeons on A35

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Re: Pigeon flash mobs

In a bag? Must be the rain...

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Re: Come on El reg! Just confess!

"We all knows that it's the Vulture Squadron's doing."

A Dastardly deed indeed!

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Cray profits literally go up in smoke after electrical incident

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Joke

It's not an easy smell to get rid of.

1. Get jetwash

2. Fill with bleach and lavender

3. ----

4. Install Magic Tree (TM)

5. Profit!

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Electrical Smoke Event?

"It blew up and stopped working..."

Magic smoke escaped.

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HMRC's IR35 tweaks have 90% of UK's IT contractors up in arms

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Re: James Avon Clyde (Lord Clyde) said it best

Tony- have an Internet!

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Re: Why only IT?

What, only tax stupid people*?

Should have said- Stop extra-taxing smart people**

*Some might say only stupid people pay tax... usually smart, expensive accountants.

**HMRC seem to make the distinction. A contract plumber, accountant or ball-kicker isn't subject to IR35, but 'Because IT' seems to be a magic 'Pay More' reason. The same Tax-Reduction methods are available to all (Dividends, etc) but only IT workers have to jump though the hoops.

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