* Posts by tony2heads

1220 posts • joined 1 Apr 2010

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Haven't updated your Adobe PDF software lately? Here's 85 new reasons to do it now

tony2heads

Re: Update your Adobe PDF software...

Master PDF Editor works for me

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Windows 10 passes 700 million, Office Mobile in a coma and Intune, er, cracks time travel

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Linux

Re: Win 10 win by attrition

Win 10 was pre-installed on my home computer, but I looked at the news on data slurping and updates, so I installed Ubuntu.

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DEF CON hackers' dossier on US voting machine security is just as grim as feared

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Re: Graveyard voting

That would account for the zombies they have in office

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Fallover Friday: NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank go TITSUP*

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Re: Back now

Movie services into the clown

Was that a typo or not??

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Tech to solve post-Brexit customs woes doesn't exist yet, peers say

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Unhappy

Re: The answer is...

Yes, they are using Natural Stupidity rather that Artificial Intelligence

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Fujitsu says sayonara to UK exec heavyweights

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Re: I wonder why

to quote The Who:

Meet the new boss

Same as the old boss

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Microsoft reveals train of mistakes that killed Azure in the South Central US 'incident'

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Mushroom

Re: The American Midwest is famous

Well don't wait for the Yellowstone Supervolcano to erupt.

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Google is 20, Chrome is 10, and Microsoft would rather ignore the Nokia deal's 5th birthday

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Linux

For all your searching

DuckDuckGo

Icon - closest I could find for a duck

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Trainer regrets giving straight answer to staffer's odd question

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Coca cola contains nasty amounts of phosphoric acid and the sugar glues the keyboard (drink unsweetened tea if you must do it next to a keyboard

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Abracadabra! Tales of unexpected sysadmagic and dabbling in dark arts

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Re: Case sensor

At home it is known as BFI, Brute Force and Ignorance.

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Top Euro court: No, you can't steal images from other websites (too bad a school had to be sued to confirm this little fact)

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Also

What happens with fully automated image collection systems (webcams, systems triggered by animals or people going past) where nobody actually consciously made the image. What is the copyright situation on them?

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Coat

But what if..

If I take a photo of the image on the website (e.g with my camera) do I have copyright on my photo of it?

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New age discrim row: Accenture, Facebook sued by sales boss for favoring 'new blood'

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Childcatcher

Young blood

Countess Elizabeth Báthory de Ecsed could be your role model.

Think of the children!!

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Get drinking! Abstinence just as bad for you as getting bladdered

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Re: One little pill?

forget the pills- just eat berries and grapes, drink cocoa and red wine.

Add a few peanuts into the mix for variety

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Well, well, well. Crime does pay: Ransomware creeps let off with community service

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Re: "notoriously difficult language"

I think Frisian is closer.

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ReactOS 0.4.9 release metes out stability and self-hosting, still looks like a '90s fever dream

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@Wolfclaw

Download it and try it out on an old machine

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Who watches Sony's watcher? Boffins poke holes in surveillance kit

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Re: Who trusts Sony?

Indeed I haven't bought anything from them since the rootkit scandal

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Apache Cassandra at 10: Making a community believe in NoSQL

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Joke
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Scam alert: No, hackers don't have webcam vids of you enjoying p0rno. Don't give them any $$s

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Re: Webcam?

Can you get a tinfoil balaclava these days?

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Re: Webcam?

How does the balaclava fin with the tinfoil hat?

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One two three... Go: Long Pig Microsoft avoids cannibalising Surface

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Re: "It's an office runtime for students"

Serious documentation should be in Tex or LaTex

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Geoboffins spot hundreds of ghost dunes on Mars

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Alien

Larva

If this is the hole that the larva made, I would hate to meet the adult form

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Former wig-wearing Twitterphobe replaces Hancock as UK.gov's Secretary of Fun

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Brexiteers jump ship

I believe the usual idiom is 'like rats off a sinking ship'.

To switch idiom; Capt May has hit the iceberg but continues to order full steam ahead

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IBM fired me because I'm not a millennial, says axed cloud sales star in age discrim court row

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Re: 60 year old boomer

I defy any sane person to understand IBM’s business strategy.

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A £1.3m prize for a plunging share price at BT? Not so fast...

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Re: The 1%

Well they do say that in any broth scum rises to the top

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RIP Peter Firmin: Clangers creator dies aged 89

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Re: Anyone who hasn't seen Noggin The Nog recently needs a trip to...

Personally I think Olaf the Lofty was a somebody I could identify with

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Bankrupt Aussie Hells Angel scoops £750k lottery jackpot

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WTF?

Police are said to have flagged the win as suspicious.

Do they mean that the Hells Angels run the lottery is Australia??

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What's all the C Plus Fuss? Bjarne Stroustrup warns of dangerous future plans for his C++

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closer to the Mary Rose

The Tudor warship performed well for decade until the upgrade.

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Developer’s code worked, but not in the right century

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Boffin

Julian day number

starting at noon on Monday, January 1, 4713 BC

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Universal Credit has never delivered bang for buck, but now there's no turning back – watchdog

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Re: The government position:

DWP and 'agile' do not even belong in the same universe.

DWP belongs with slow, cumbersome, rules-based, box-ticking, legacy.

Agile belongs with new, experimental, startup.

It's like running a bus with a formula-1 engine.

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10 social networks ignored UK government consultations

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WTF?

“And after all, these companies were set up to make the world a better place."

What universe does she come from?

Companies are set up to make MONEY.

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LocationDumb: Phone tracker foul-up exposes world+dog to tracking

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Re: carriers sell the data to services

DEATH to corporations!!

If they can swindle and kill they should be sentence appropriately.

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John McAfee ‘goes underground’ in motorcade to flee SEC

tony2heads

Batshit crazy - perhaps

but he definitely has his own small army, so I would not push the point too hard.

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How many ways can a PDF mess up your PC? 47 in this Adobe update alone

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Re: who still uses Adobe anyway?

There is another excellent replacement:

master-pdf-editor

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UK government's cloud spending hits saturation: Love of Microsoft endures

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Cloud themselves

Surely the UK government with all the HMRC, NHS and other stuff would be big enough to run their own cloud.

Or is that a stupid idea?

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NASA boss insists US returning to the Moon after Peanuts to show for past four decades

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more russian?

Boris Ivanovich

Ivan=John; ovich=Son

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Google's socially awkward geeks craft socially awkward AI bot that calls people for you

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Re: "The software pretends to be you, or act for you"...

Google are starting to morph into the Sirius Cybernetics corporation with 'socially awkward' AI.

Share and Enjoy!

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I spy with my little eye ... a quantum drum with TRILLIONS of atoms

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@JeffyPoooh

ypu have to distrurb the system to detect cat in a box

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Windows 10 Spring Creators Update team explains the hold-up: You little BSOD!

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Canary

has been nailed to its perch

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*Thunk* No worries, the UPS should spin up. Oh cool, it's in bypass mode

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Re: @Tabor

dyken

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Shhh! Don’t tell KillBots the UN’s about to debate which ones to ban

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Terminator

Plasma rifles

in the 40W range

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Uber self-driving car death riddle: Was LIDAR blind spot to blame?

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Re: "...a [Lidar] blind spot low to the ground all around the car."

What about sinkholes?

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BT: We're shuttering final salary pension scheme

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Re: I suspect that there will come a time

@J27

They definitely did exist once -my father in law had one. The are thought to be extinct but may still exist, like the coelacanth, in obscure parts of the world.

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Fermi famously asked: 'Where is everybody?' Probably dead, says renewed Drake equation

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Alien

Not dead, but asleep

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.

That is not dead which can eternal lie,

And with strange aeons even death may die.

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Bad blood: Theranos CEO charged with massive fraud

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Re: 2014: "...simply made up figures."

aren't they just 'alternative figures' just as we now have 'alternative truth' ?

BTW how did this stuff get past accountants for so long?

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Russian boffins blow up teeny asteroids with tiny laser... to work out how to nuke the real thing

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Mushroom

what about Tunguska?

someone up there doesn't like Russia

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Rant launches Eric Raymond's next project: open-source the UPS

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Diesel generator

I assume there is a seriously large flywheel in the system to get you therough the diesel startup.

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WTF?

Re: Cheapo UPS?

Seriously WTF.

They can't or won't (for cost reasons) supply him with power, but when he gets his own setup working they want to sue him..

In many other places he would be lauded for getting his own solar powered system.

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Most IT contractors want employment benefits if clobbered with IR35

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Only if 'dull' is a synonym for 'reliable' or 'practical'

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Oh honey! Oxfordshire abuzz with reports of a MEEELLION bees stolen

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Coat

Codename for investigation

The Sting

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