* Posts by illiad

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Bloke sues Microsoft: Give me $600m – or my copy of Windows 7 back

illiad

Re: Let's not overlook the obvious

yeah, 2 hours PLUS all the other hundreds of tweaks and small programs too, meaning most of a day...

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Re: Let's not overlook the obvious

He is too lazy to get a decent backup program..

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Re: Don't forget to sue them for time lost...

win7 source code??? If you have been following the apocryphally awful development of win10 from the start, you may have surmised that they junked it ALL (workers, code, etc, etc...), being sooo confident it was super fantastic, that they took **6 months** to realize that people hated it!!!

It seems they had to go back and recreate the good bits again from scratch... :(

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Getty load of this: Google to kill off 'View image' button in search

illiad

Re: Yay

you can get a FF/chrm plugin to restore the 'view image'... Or you can just 'right click' :) :)

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It's 2018 and… wow, you're still using Firefox? All right then, patch these horrid bugs

illiad

Re: It's 2018 and...

yes, the register is STILL 'telling it like it is' unlike 'auntie beeb' , that takes 5 or 6 days to realize 'spectre' is a thing.... :O

no stoopid chatter, just straight news.. :) :)

IF you WANT 'stoopid chatter' , well look for Alistair Dabbs.. :D :D

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illiad

Re: It's 2018 and best open source web browser?

yes, that is a VERY personal question... it depends what end of the geek/ normal scale you are on... :P :)

speed, speed, speed!!!

- Then you will be using something with almost NO functionality, just to prove you have the fastest...

Its MS, it must be good!! yea, keep believing the lies...

Its famous, industry standard, so managers say its ok to use it!

- yes, based on an **ancient** report (about FF 10 or summat???) that 'da management' have understood.. - so no moaning about 'unknown software, even though FF60 is awfully top heavy, and has a 'new' eg 'ruined', 'too new' app structure alienating all those app devs.. :/

I only keep the last good one (V52) for tesing and 'keep the boss happy'..

I use a good 'mozilla open source' version call Pale moon, that adds a good graphics engine, good functionality. and has even copied over most good old FF addons for use!

This is NOT for 'mad geeks', just for those who want a good browser like FF 20 used to be.. :)

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France to lend Brexit Britain sore souvenir of Norman yoke – the Bayeux Tapestry

illiad

we already have the bayeux tapestry at reading :)

well, the Victorian replica, any way..

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Astroboffins say our Solar System could have – wait, stop, what... the US govt found UFOs?

illiad

Re: So when we have proof that Aliens have been here...... FTL

Note it is not 'speed of light' , it is 'how do we Curve space (or make a 'stargate') easily, with a realistic amount of energy needed, and with the advanced navigation needed...' :)

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illiad

Re: Alien UFO's are Real - True / False...

I guess you haven't heard of the Torah, which the bible is only a small part of...

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STOP looking for UFOs, develop a better camera!

Then we can get proper pictures of whatever it really is...

sooo many frauds and mistaken IDs...

I will bet earth is like some violent towns, you tread carefully, trying not to attract attention, if you happen to find yourself there.. But then there are the youngsters, who know they are faster, so dare to freak out the poor earthers...

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Intel puts security on the todo list, Tavis topples torrent tool, and more

illiad

Th REAL question...

When is Intel going to produce HARDWARE with the 'problem' fixed?? :D

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Meltdown, Spectre bug patch slowdown gets real – and what you can do about it

illiad

Lots of time, lots of money lots of building space.... :/

ever wonder why there are only TWO mainstream CPU makers?????

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illiad

Re: Don't buy a new Intel based system for a while?

BUT!! AFAIK it affects AMD and apple too... : O : O

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Beyond code PEBCAK lies KMACYOYO, PENCIL and PAFO

illiad

Re: DILLIGAF

FTFRK: fingers too fat, replace keyboard.

KBBC Keyboard blocked by cat

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Firefox 57: Good news? It's nippy. Bad news? It'll also trash your add-ons

illiad

Re: "It'll also trash your add-ons"

so how do you stop FF force upgrading?? lots of hacks???

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Re: Richard 12

FF already has lost many, BUT... more clueless idiots sign up...

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Johnfen: there are other Moz based browsers.. :)

Pale moon is a good steady one, with a good forum, latest release is great, still running months old addons... :)

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SSL spy boxes on your network getting you down? But wait, here's an IETF draft to fix that

illiad

Re: I don't get it.

If you are using a managed network (active directory) and network managed antivirus, it gets more complicated (hey I'm no expert, the network guy does it.. :/) then when FB and twits decide to do some TLS, they(browsers, AV, whatev :( ) all stop authorizing them! Take the PC off domain, there is no problem...

Even some websites 'on domain' think there is an adblock / virus, etc - take it 'off domain' , no other changes, the same website sees NO problem..

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illiad

Re: "it works by essentially not trusting said equipment."

and

c) websites wanting to stop people by-passing their ads!

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You may not have noticed, but 'superfast' broadband is available to 94% of Blighty

illiad

Re: Great

The problem with '100M' is that many websites do not go that fast... :/

Even youtube limits its bandwidth to stop fast guys hogging it away from others!

Fast.com gives me a 'real speed' of about 80M, but speedtests give my 'headline speed' of around 150M..

EG most motorways you can go at 100 MPH, BUT ONLY if there is NO traffic!

with normal traffic, the speed is much less...

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illiad

Re: I assume Thinkbroadband are using the "can pay extra for fibre" definition of ("has access to"?

Well Thinkbroadband has is own odd view of it all. :/

I suggest you try ispreview.co.uk for a bit of a wider view...

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Five ways Apple can fix the iPhone, but won't

illiad

sound is as bad as '4k video'..

Enough already!! 'my 4k video looks great on my 5 in screen' LOLOL

TL DR, but what about *useful* things like Bluetooth file transfer out of the box?? I suppose you have an excuse for not having that which ALL other phones have??

- It means that a 20M file can be transferred to your friend mobile, *without* cost or knowing his number!

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Hubble Space Telescope spies possibility of liquid water in TRAPPIST-1

illiad

Re: @Pascal

** on earth ** ... but life may be found elsewhere, at much higher temperatures, where normally solid materials flow like water... :p

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illiad

Re: Nice Impression - do red skies have blue rivers?

hey, you cant expect the poor artists to do *everything* !!!

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'Don't Google Google, Googling Google is wrong', says Google

illiad

Re: Surely....

#put plenty of

# wordy comments in!!! :)

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illiad

Re: Don't "Google it"!

Yes.... google, you have got to that level of fame, stop moaning about grammar, and be proud that almost no-one says 'search the internet' anymore!! If bing had been as good and inclusive, superbly effective etc, we would use that word...

we all say 'sellotape' even though it usually a cheaper brand of adhesive tape!! same thing with Hoover, etc...

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It's happening! Official retro Thinkpad lappy spotted in the wild

illiad

Re: Indestructible

not even worth stealing then???? :)

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May the excessive force be with you: Chap cuffed after Star Trek v Star Wars row turns bloody

illiad

Re: In a fight over...

https://youtu.be/auwSYKzQDdc

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Virgin Media resolves flaw in config backup for Super Hub routers

illiad

Re: Article Correction

hub, switch, router, modem... No one (even most VM support staff!!!) have no Idea of the difference of these!!! :):) :P

they would call it 'internet thingy' but it's not 'cool' enuff... :/

at least its not called 'cable modem' like most switches / routers are in dixons... :(

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Google to give 6 months' warning for 2018 Chrome adblockalypse – report

illiad

Re: Try this

there is one big problem... many sites use JS to format and enable text entry, and some strange webs *whole content** is managed by flash... :O

turn of JS on INQ... LOLOL

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illiad

DO tell, though...

does all this ONLY work if you use chrome???

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illiad

Re: It really is like a war ...

c) just DONT USE chrome???? :)

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Sainsbury's IT glitch spoils bank holiday food orders

illiad

Re: Waitrose?

Meanwood: 18.3 miles away... :O

As I said, I ONLY go there as its almost next door... :P

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illiad

Re: First world problems

It rather depends where you live, and the attitude of the local supermarket...

I live within yards of a huge waitrose, and they keep cutting out stuff I want to buy!!

there is a sainsburys about a mile away, that has much more choice!! only problem is, it is a 'metro', with low stocks...

Another 5 to 10 Km away in either direction there is a massive sainsburys, but that means half an hour on the bus... makes Online much nicer..:)

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BA's 'global IT system failure' was due to 'power surge'

illiad

Re: Is it because BA waived Tata

I think the *whole* of BA's system failing (at the same time??) cannot be just a power supply fault, just bad reporting of what a DC is... Must be a main DATA Centre... :)

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illiad

Re: Split brain

no money, they sacked half the IT staff, and the rest went on holiday, or worse... :)

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illiad

Re: Back-up, folks?

yes, dont bother with the TV news (RT, SKY, BBC) the first 20 mins was all about terror, then 2 or 3 mins on BA!

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PAH! Four decades of Star Wars: No lightsabers, no palm-sized video calls

illiad

yes the meedya invent new meanings for words that are not 'fancy' enough... 'projection' is such a boring word...

notice the large frame at 45 % angle, that you project upon..

http://www.musion3d.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/freshizer/0d16002ee3e6c88b1ba3aad341786572_Eyeliner_Black-Eyed-Peas-61-1100-c@2x.jpg

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illiad

Re: Somebody has to say it...

its on rule 34...;)

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illiad

Re: SW was never about our future.

Kate Adie started on a national news team in 1976... :)

http://frostsnow.com/kate-adie

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illiad

Re: John Brown (no body)

AAAAH the wistful dreaming days of the late sixties......:P :/

we thought computers were all powerful, until reality and recession started....:(

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illiad

lightsabers???

Did you 'jump' before you read the rest????? :P

*NO* lightsabers, *NO* palm-sized video calls...

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And finally, monsieur, a wafer-thin hologram ... Sir, it is only wafer thin

illiad

DUMB people think this is a hologram???

VERY simple, NO cutting involved at all!!!! :P

https://youtu.be/FJpmRnw9cos

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illiad

Re: needs clarification of terminology

D U M B people, who think an image that LOOKS like its 'floating in air' ....:

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illiad

Re: Holograms by Captain DaFt

here is a web on how to do it.. NOT a hologram, just a 'back projection'... :(

http://www.bbc.co.uk/cbbc/thingstodo/bp-make-your-own-hologram-projector

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illiad

Re: Holograms by Captain DaFt

well, plenty of them here..

https://youtu.be/7YWTtCsvgvg

BUT... *what* is your definition of a 'hologram'???

MY one is a picture , that will change its axis, as you walk around it...

the above youtube does not show this, just a projection onto plastic, so it looks like it is 'floating'..

a REAL hologram..

"you could see a small chip, with a magnifying glass floating above it. If you looked from above, you were looking 'through' the glass, and saw an enlarged image of the chip"

- if you moved slightly, it magnified a DIFFERENT part of the chip... :)

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illiad

Re: Where have the real holograms gone?

I think the main reason is safety, cost, and the limited nature of the pictures... It is not that easy to make a 1 hour long movie using the process...

then lasers are *dangerous* - for any good display, they are carefully monitored to prevent it hitting your eye, causing blindness or worse...

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illiad

Re: Holograms by Captain DaFt

WAY to miss the point... DO tell, how long did it take you to make those 'holograms'??

say about 100 to 200 dots that took a lot of patience, say about 15 minutes of your life wasted, when a proper process would do that in a few seconds... THAT is 'bandwidth' - the time it takes to do something... how many dots do you think are in that star wars LP??? thousands??

and also notice it has been done ages ago, you have to 'look into' the glass that the hologram is in..

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The real battle of Android's future – who controls the updates

illiad

Re: Microsoft Update process

The problem with android is NOT just google, but all the other apps that come with the phone, put on by the various sellers.... :(

A lot of 'clueless' users bought the phone years ago, and do not know why it is slowing down, running out of battery quickly, etc...

The main reason is that google is STILL blatantly downloading updates for many, many apps (without even bothering to check whether they apply to the old version of OS) that have NEVER been used or looked at due to many not even knowing of their existence, or how to manage them!!

This is the main reason the average buyer just buys a new phone,

* * I F * * they can afford it, or their contract will allow...

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