* Posts by John Young 1

23 posts • joined 5 Apr 2010

Sudden Windows 10 licence downgrades to forced Xcode upgrades: The week at Microsoft

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I couldn't live without Everything nowadays, sooo much easier to locate documents and other long-ago used items that I don't quite recall the full filename to. And, it's quick :D

Good luck building a VR PC: Ethereum miners are buying all the GPUs

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Re: "Why would anyone need two graphics cards?"

Upvote for the Discworld ref ;)

Today's bonkers bug report: Microsoft Edge can't print numbers

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Re: Here we go again, Fan-boism at it's worst...

So, you didnt check? So you relied on another company?

I couldn't file online without making up a number for an empty field, and if I tried to file that paper it would have been rejected. If it hadn't been such a large screw-up, but just a couple of digits it could have been a huge hassle. So many things wrong in that sequence, but anyway.

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Re: Here we go again, Fan-boism at it's worst...

Why would you class this as important as the Pentium bug?

It's a bug that prints numbers.... Shouldn't you check numbers when printed?

The Pentium bug involved a complete feckup on calculation of numbers lol

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Here we go again, Fan-boism at it's worst...

Soooo, this is a bug that you have to go hunting for on different systems?

"Edge displays PDF correctly but printed content differs notably," the bug notice reads. "Printed content depends on selected printer, on printer settings, and on used computer (please try a different setup if first result looks correct)."

So, you could try 1000 systems and not have this issue?

MS, (as other devs do), try to cater to as many different combinations of systems/software/printers etc., and miss a couple... So that explains all the vitriol here for MS?

I use whatever works, whatever OS etc., that gets the job done...

So, there is a bug that happens on *some*, *probably very few* computers... Welcome to the world of PCs.

I think a lot of people need to pull their heads outta their arses and understand that *nothing* works perfectly, no matter how loved up with your own OS of choice you are.

At my place of work, people use whichever OS/Browser works best for the current task at hand... Guess what, they have issues with Chrome/FF/IE/Edge, but just shrug their shoulders and use another that does work because, guess what again, they have work to do.

Someone earlier stated that for PDFs you should always use an external piece of software, I agree totally. I have mostly made people understand at my workplace that if they need to print a PDF then they should save it and open it in one of the reader programs.

Now... OS's, they are all decent enough for work and personal home usage. I have multiple linux servers, Windows PCs, and MacOS here. I have Android on a Samsung S5 and an iPhone 7+. I use whatever I need at whatever time it is needed. I do not criticize OS's because I know that none of them are perfect. Why can't more people understand that they are all imperfect?

I rarely post on El'Reg, but the amount of negativity from fanbois towareds whichever thing is currently hated to be very disappointing.. C'mon some people, get a life, their are more important things to shout about!!!!!


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Love the music references hehe

Fanbois Apple-gasm as iPhone giant finally reveals WWDC lineup

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I'm bored with it already... :D

Microsoft issues update for buggy WinPhone 8.1 mega-update

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"and once you load the preview, there's no way to revert to an earlier version of the OS."

There is. You can re-flash an old version of the OS (8.0) to your device, although you obviously will lose your data, :/

I have done this a couple of times, due to bad battery life etc, I've installed this new update, so fingers crossed the battery problems are reduced..

Granny's Guardian: Acorn BBC Micro hero touts OAP watchdog kit

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"Back in the early 1980s, Curry help create the UK's Acorn BBC Micro, which kickstarted a generation of Brit bedroom programmer"

Ahem, ZX Spectrum......

As WinXP death looms, Microsoft releases its operating system SOURCE CODE for free

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Re: DoubleSpace and data loss

Is there a link to that analysis? Would make some good reading I expect...

Microsoft now using next-gen Roslyn C#, Visual Basic compilers in house

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Give me a Z80 instead of .net, :)

Basic instinct: how we used to code

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"1990: that last year of primary school when I was shown my first computer, a Sinclair ZX80. "

I assume you mean '1980' ?

New stealthy botnet Trojan holds Facebook users hostage

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I posted a link to this on FB, what's the chances that there are still people on my list that get caught with this, lmao

There's some thick feckers about, lol

Formula 1 revs engines through Virgin Media

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No to getting Sky for the F1, yes to the streaming sites for the F1.

Oh, and that pic is an ingame shot, not a real pic, :)

RIM stands, staggers, falls again

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Update from RIM

BlackBerry UK & Ireland

In order to provide as much information as possible on service levels, we have created a single information source on our website - for the latest information please visit http://uk.blackberry.com/servi​ceupdate

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Still down...

It's still down as of 12:41pm (Orange PAYG).

Occasionally it will work for maybe 5 minutes, then drops for another 45 minutes or so..,,

BlackBerry BBM, email offline AGAIN

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Received an email from Orange about an hour ago... I wonder if they will reimburse for the downtime? lol, Silly question really.. :)

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@David, that msg doing the rounds happens virtually every month.. I keep telling my contacts that its all bs, but do they stop forwarding it?? Do the hell,.. :(

BlackBerry users back online after outage

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And.... again....

Just received a text from Orange UK stating BB services are down again...

Natty Narwhal with Unity: Worst Ubuntu beta ever

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URL? 10.04?

Oops on the URL front... http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/01/ubuntu1004_beta_review/

Shouldn't that be http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/04/01/ubuntu1104_beta_review/ ?

Bookeen CyBook Orizon

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Just use m.facebook.com or the touch.facebook.com page.

Working remotely: What are the solutions?

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Worth a read..


Paris: Cos she would never work remotely, always face to err... *gets coat*

Chronos EZ430: An SDK packing watch for real techies

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OK, OK, I'm sold on it... Now..... Where can I get one???

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