* Posts by Wisteela

77 posts • joined 14 May 2010

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On the first day of Christmas, Microsoft gave to me... an emergency out-of-band security patch for IE

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Really?

People still use it?

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

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Re: "Last century called. They want their UI back, please"

I'm totally with you. It's not progress if things get worse, and they have. The Windows 10 UI is a piece of crap.

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Re: Old fashioned user interface?

Hear here!

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Happy

Excellent

Now might be the right time to finally try this out on some of my old hardware. It will be great for that retro vibe. Also, I like this old school UI. I'd much prefer it to the rather bloody awful Windows 10 mess.

Intel chip flaw: Math unit may spill crypto secrets from apps to malware

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That pic: Wrong chip for the socket

Microsoft loves Linux so much its R Open install script rm'd /bin/sh

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Good job most Linux users won't user their crap

It's Pi day: Care to stuff a brand new Raspberry one in your wallet?

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Happy

Excellent news

It's a good job I'd not yet upgraded from my RPi 2. I say 'Yay!'.

Beer hall putz: Regulator slaps northern pub over Nazi-themed ad

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Sounds like the landlord is a complete cock

That was fast... unlike old iPhones: Apple sued for slowing down mobes

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Happy

Merry Christmas, Apple

This news pleases me.

Surprise: Android apps are riddled with trackers

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Am I concerned? Nope.

Pro tip: You can log into macOS High Sierra as root with no password

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Re: They are busy setting Root passwords...

Yep, with Apple, crap sells.

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Mushroom

Again?

I forget the version now, but at least one old version allowed you login in as root with no password by just choosing to log in as another user.

Can North Korean nukes hit US mainland? Maybe. But EMP blast threat is 'highly credible'

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Mushroom

Time to use...

...valves (tubes)

It's August 2017 and your Android gear can be pwned by, oh look, just patch the things

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Meh

Hmm

But how many are real world threats?

CMD.EXE gets first makeover in 20 years in new Windows 10 build

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Re: Ultima VIII Pagan..

Reminds me of DOS font changing utils.

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Linux

Linux

This reminds me of the colour choices in Linux terminals.

Raspberry Pi 3 to sport Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE – first photos emerge

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Anniversary

Given the first Raspberry Pis were available for sale fours years ago on Monday...

Reminder: iPhones commit suicide if you repair them on the cheap

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FAIL

Typical Apple

Google snaps Dutch woman completely taking the piss

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"splashed across Live Leak"

How very apt

'A word processor so simple my PA could use it': Joyce turns 30

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Happy

I've got one

I've got one in my retro collection. Classic computer, and great for running CP/M stuff.

"There was also support for other printers, using the optional and rare RS232 serial interface."

I've got two of these. They also have Centronics. I've used the serial interface to send software from a PC using Kermit. Lot's of CP/M stuff is archived on the 'net. You need to set the terminal/console as VT52, and the printer emulates the Epson FX-80.

For just $400 you can have this Raspberry Pi – and mine bitcoin

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Well, I like it

To me this seems a very cool bit of kit.

Dead Steve Jobs' life and times are being turned into an OPERA

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WTF?

So much pretension

Cue the fanboys queuing up already

Roll up, roll up, for the Meta35: The hybrid snapper's data dumpster

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Superb

I think it's superb that people are still supporting film photography like this.

Happy birthday, Amiga: The 'other' home computer turns 30

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Pint

Classic

Superb computers, and yes, very much ahead of their time. It's just a shame what happened to Commodore, and any attempts to bring it back.

STINKY nerds: Sick of horrifying chums with your terrible BO? Nosey Google wants to help

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Google+

I actually find Google+ to be very useful. And autobackup is fantastic. (under Android)

Apple Watch 'didn't work on HAIRY FANBOIS, was stripped of sensor tech'

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FAIL

Now it does even less

And Tim Cook is a dick.

Apple knob refusenik Sir Jony Ive handed award - for talking BOLLOCKS

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What a load of pretentious crap

Sinclair is back with the Spectrum Vega ... just as rubbish as the ZX

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Re: Raspberry Pi

Those look superb! I'd seen the grey +2 on eBay via Spectrum 4 Ever on Facebook.

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28? Awesome! That's a lot of Beebs.

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YES!

As soon as I found out about this, I knew I wanted one. I'm a big Spectrum fan, and this will go nicely with my original ones, and the emulators.

Apple patents autographs. Checkmate, eBay

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FAIL

What an utterly crap idea

Countdown contestant pays homage to IT Crowd's Moss

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Happy

Well played

Superb

EE launches 150Mbps '4G+' in the heart of London

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Trollface

Apple products as not working on the new service

Give them at least two years.

So long Lotus 1-2-3: IBM ceases support after over 30 years of code

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Re: Not quite dead

Years ago, I bought a sealed boxed Release 2.1 (2.something, anyway), that was only to be sold with an Amstrad PC2086, from a charity shop. I also have a boxed 3.x. I must dig out one of my retro PCs for a Lotus 1-2-3 session.

What’s the KEYBOARD SHORTCUT for Delete?! Look in a contextual menu, fool!

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Great article

The good old days of DOS. From the time when people largely knew what they were doing.

Your chance to win the world's only handheld ZX Spectrum

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Can we see you do better then, oh great one?

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Re: "the first mass market colour home computer"?

But you couldn't get a BBC Micro until 1982, and the ZX Spectrum was way cheaper.

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Re: Android ZX Spectrum emulator

I developed great skill in aligning the heads of car boot sale cassette recorders for use on a ZX Spectrum. I bet I could still do it now.

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Re: Meh

I have a PCW8256 dated 1985, so it's one of the first. I must use it as a terminal to a Linux box.

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Re: In order to stand a chance at winning

True, but if you're geeky enough...

IT jargon is absolutely REAMED with sexual double-entendres

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I believe she likes it up the register.

Don't bother with Apple's 9 Sept hype-day: Someone's GONE AND BLABBED IT ALL

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FAIL

Took them long enough

Yesterday's technology tomorrow. You can buy better, but you can't pay more.

So, Apple won't sell cheap kit? Prepare the iOS garden wall WRECKING BALL

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Apple love to be seen as a 'premium' brand, when in fact they sell over-priced, restricted crap.

EE network whacked by 'PDP authentication failure' blunder

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I've heard lots of bad stuff about EE. I'm so glad I'm with Three. That works really well most of the time, and in most locations.

Microsoft throws old versions of Internet Explorer under the bus

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Facepalm

Re: Best Browser

"Sorry but total fail to any IT professional recommending Chrome."

And why's that then, oh obvious pro?

BlackBerry's Passport will be the WEIRDEST mobe of 2014

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I actually really like the look of it.

Google and Apple in DRAG RACE: It's fanboi Mercs VS fandroid Audis

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Joke

Please, not Apple

If Apple do this, you will be locked into your car, rather than locked out of it.

Tube be or not tube be: Apple’s CYLINDRICAL Mac Pro is out tomorrow

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FAIL

It looks terrible

Bloody awful looking thing. Typical Apple pretension. The old design was way better.

Apple's spamtastic iBeacon retail alerts launch with Frisco FAIL

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WTF?

Could be fun...

Looking forward to somebody hacking this crap

KRAKOOM! iPad Air explose in fireball, terrified fanbois flee Apple store

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FAIL

Another quality Apple product

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