* Posts by Captain Scarlet

1902 posts • joined 30 Dec 2010

Palliative care for Windows 10 Mobile like a Crimean field hospital, but with even less effort

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Re: Shame to see it end like this.

@chivo243 "the OS was a cash sucker and piece of crap"

You purchased a cheap locked phone with the carriers crap apps and you blame the OS?

Crappy carrier apps have always been an issue and why I refuse to buy from a carrier any longer (Last time I purchased one was a pre Android Samsung slider phone and some stupid app started charging me £3 a month even though I hit cancel and left the app the moment I launched it), its probably the only thing apart from resale value I would recommend an Apple device for.

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Windows XP? Pfff! Parts of the Royal Navy are running Win ME

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It probably hasn't got Norton Anti Virus installed.

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Townsfolk left deeply unsatisfied by Bury St Edmunds' 'twig' of a Christmas tree

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I thought the whole point was to promote your town as the place to go for Christmas Shopping and the Christmas Experience for their retail tenants?

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Vulns in online shopping toolkit WooCommerce can blast a hole in your WordPress security

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Considering us admins tend to have to host whatever marketting give them good luck trying to enforce that.

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Has science gone too far? Now boffins dream of shining gigantic laser pointer into space to get aliens' attention

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Yes they do know about us

and they want you to stop blowing up their homes on Mars

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Dawn of the dead: NASA space probe runs out of gas in asteroid belt after 6.4 billion-mile trip

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Re: Then what??

I wonder, if Dawn can get enough sunlight on her panels, can she then power her instruments (Obviously can't move anywhere as no fuel)?

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While everyone coos at the promise of 5G, UK network Three asks if it can tempt you with 4G+

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Re: Upgrade?

Yeah have to agree in Manchester and London in various parts I found although I had a full signal they were slow.

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UK banking TITSUP*: This time it's Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks

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Mushroom

So basically like working for any medium/large/multi national company (Thats my experience, currently the warring tribe I work with competes with people trying to outsource us further and the existing outsourced tribes).

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Bean-counting outfit Sage appoints bean-counter as new CEO

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Re: Perhaps

What Sage product are you using, not had what I would class as a forced updates on Line 500 (Which is named Line 1000 in newer versions after the addition of a CRM module).

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Need electric propulsion for your satellite? Want a 'made in Britain' sticker? Step right this way...

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I would prefer "Made in the UK"

Reason being I watch the IT Crowd

0118 999 881 999 119 725 3

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Apple breathes new life into MacBook Air with overhauled 2018 model

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Re: @Ian Joyner Well it will look so stylish...

@m0rt Have to agree the IBM ThinkPad's we had were owned outlasted by an old P3 Panasonic Toughbook.

HP Business laptops from just over 4 years ago used to all be easily to get into (Most cases one panel with a push clip and you were able to replace memory, hd's heatsinks and heatpipes) came with ok manuals, parts were a rip off but everything in the maintenance guides meant anyone could perform simple repairs (I remember touchpads being a pain in the arse on ProBook 6730b's but most people tended to crush the screen with a pen)

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Re: 1440×900

You can't compare a £200 low end laptop with any Apple device, of course its going to look rubbish spec wise and shiney plasticy wise.

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Re: Well it will look so stylish...

Depends if you want the Apple store to repair it, from the looks of it Apple stores like to replace non essential parts and basically make repairs the same price as a new machine.

Louis Rossmann on Youtube shows that actually they can be cheap to repair and even shows how to repair common parts. Although I hate Apple with a passion (OTHER MANUFACTURERS STOP COPYING THEM FFS AND USING GLUE ON EVERYTHING, I WANT TO BE ABLE TO REPLACE BATTERIES WITHOUT TAKING OUT A BLOODY HAIRDRIER!), as its a very few models actually they should be easier to repair.

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Shift-work: Keyboards heaped in a field push North Yorks council's fly-tipping buttons

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Re: Some white ones visible on the pictures

Its only one though, lots of HP Microsoft and Dell keyboards in there. So basically it can come from any office in the UK.

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BlackBerry KEY2 LE: The first budget Android QWERTY for years

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Re: Close but no cigar

Its to expensive

"You keytards are never satisfied, are you?"

... That is correct :(

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Got a new Surface? Have some firmware. Old Surface? La la la la la, we can't hear you

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Not sure about that

The countless issues Apple/Microsoft Users have had that I know (Several Antennagate users and non pro Surface 3's) of and they still buy from the same brand over and over again.

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The best way to screw the competition? Do what they can't, in a fraction of the time

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Coffee/keyboard

"I realise that some youngsters might find it hard "

I was going to be insulted for calling me old, but I've just realised I'm middle aged.

I think its time to buy a Porshe and have a midlife crisis.

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BT, beware: Cityfibre reveals plan to shovel £2.5bn under Britain's rural streets

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Re: Rural streets?

Well the streets are rural considering every other road in Milton Keynes is a roundabout!

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Motorola: Oops, phone busted? Grab a spudger and go get 'em, champ

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Re: Motorola?

Currently Motorola Mobility who made the smart telephones is currently owned by Lenovo, apprently the brand name is still owned by "Motorola Trademark Holdings, LLC" (According to Wikipedia). (Other Motorola companies have been sold like its mobile computer range which was sold to Zebra and then to Extreme Networks)

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Roughly 30 years after its birth at UK's Acorn Computers, RISC OS 5 is going open source

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Re: The Archimedes was a brilliant machine.

I want someone to go "Challenge Accepted", not me though (It will end up with the poor machine exploding like when Homer pressed the any key in The Simpsons)

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Yale Security Fail: 'Unexpected load' caused systems to crash, whacked our Smart Living Home app

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Re: Unexpected load? Really?

Its not fancy enough.

Thankfully I have experience enough with people telling me I am panaoid and things like Alexa can't be hacked (When really I see no point wasting money on it and would rather not spend an evening telling a stupid speaker to Meow).

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Cops called after pair enter Canadian home and give it a good clean

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You don't have contents/home insurance then?

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Come on opening an unlocked door is not breaking in.

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Facebook names former Lib Dem leader Nick Clegg head of global affairs

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Re: Vacancy for a scapegoat

He doesn't look very evil though, maybe a moustache?

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Love Microsoft Teams? Love Linux? Then you won't love this

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Re: "all the Devs I have worked with, have used Windows"

Surely this shows how flexible the tools created for developers are these days.

I am a Windows desktop user, I admit we Windows users have actually benefited hugely from a lot of Open Source projects. Nearly every Open Source project has a port for Windows, whether its Gimp or OpenTTD.

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UK's National Cyber Security Centre gives itself big ol' pat on the back in annual review

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"Despite companies "hanging up" when GCHQ rings them"

To be fair I would be one of them, I hang up on "Microsoft" and "Your IT Department" all the time.

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In Windows 10 Update land, nobody can hear you scream

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Re: Last time

"It's probably the howler monkeys"

I don't mind downvotes if I am corrected or someone gives a decent reason then I am happy to take it on the chin, I get stuff wrong all the time (Except for how to make a cup of tea!) like anyone else.

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Re: Last time

Why downvote me and not tell me why, its an internet forum so you are allowed to correct me?

Windows ME with 512MB and disabling the crud is about as stable as any Windows 9x operating system (Its 98 with some hurried bloatware added on), I know as I had to put up with Windows ME on a computer I purchased (Windows ME with 128MB of ram, with a standard install for me would BSOD after 30 minutes of gaming), a year later I went to Windows 2000 and could then look down on my fellow Windows 9x friends as they had random BSOD's in Half Life mods such as Sven Co-op whilst lanning.

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Re: Last time

"Win ME was broken from start" - Give it 512MB of ram and disable all the useless propgram from startup

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NASA chief in Moscow: 'We will fly again on a Russian Soyuz rocket'

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Re: If only .....

Clarkson probably punched someone and got fired before being allowed on.

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Yale Weds: Just some system maintenance, nothing to worry about. Yale Thurs: Nobody's smart alarm app works

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Re: PJ Morgan Rollback

Since none of your neighbours know or care who you are, the moment you do this the old bill will turn up and nick you (As they are all nosey neighbours).

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Re: PJ Morgan Rollback

Well my rollback plan would be to have locksmith on my phone, have a key with a member of the family.

Anything to stay away from an iot crappy lock.

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Astroboffins discover when white and brown dwarfs mix, the results are rather explosive

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Re: What Fun

Don't forget the creation of Special Brew!

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On the first day of Christmas my true love gave me tea... pigs-in-blankets-flavoured tea

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Re: Crimble Free Zone?

Hmm you sound like Inspector Fowler from "The Thin Blue Line"

Stop Fannying about!

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Microsoft deletes deleterious file deletion bug from Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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Yeah thats my job (I've only accidently formatted my second drive 2 times in the past few years)!

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It's October 2018, and Microsoft Exchange can be pwned by a plucky eight-year-old... bug

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Re: "...other Android devices will need to be updated through their respective vendors"

Users don't tend to click the update button in my experience on phones anyway, one iphone users raves about Apple but refuses to update based on a previous experience where their phone went slower after updating.

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Indiegogo pulls handheld airport pervscanners off crowdfunding platform

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X Ray Specs

Ah so I expect to see this fake tech offered for £10 in a copy of the Beano soon?

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Google now minus Google Plus: Social mini-network faces axe in data leak bug drama

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Re: Whoops.

Yeah sorry I accidently clicked the Google+ link from Gmail and close it after a few seconds of realising.

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Hate to burst your Hubble: Science stops as boffins scramble to diagnose gyro problem

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Re: Just in time ...

What, has someone fired missiles at the Mysterons on Mars again?

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Facebook's new always-listening home appliance kit Portal doesn't do Facebook

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Re: WTF?

Why would anyone buy an speaker with an assitant such as Alexa when they have an Android and iPhone device with similar capabilities?

I don't get that either, which means it might be some sort of fad and end up in most peoples home.

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Oracle? On my server? I must have been hacked! *Penny drops* Oh sh-

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Re: Pinnacle of unprofessionalism

Not much better these days, in *Redacted* at another Helldesk we had a Colo location with 2 isles of our equipment.

About 1/3 of the time I went there (Which was a lot because of backup tapes), the damn door was proped open, even though I had to call through and book an appointment and then be let through over the phone outside the door.

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Day two – and Windows 10 October 2018 Update trips over Intel audio

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Re: I hate change and the Windows 10 model

I thought that was only with the Enterprise edition on a volume license?

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I hate change and the Windows 10 model

I preferred it when you had an SP1 to deploy on myself and then the rest of the family at SP2

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On the third day of Windows Microsoft gave to me: A file-munching run of DELTREE

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Re: Not a good look here.

Ah you use Microsoft Briefcase to store you files then?

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Want some of that sweet government contract money? Obama's CIO gives tips to land deals with Uncle Sam

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Re: Employee Burnout

I wonder what happens to employee's who don't answer the phone, also if it was me I would just redirect my phones to a mailbox of me spouting gibberish (Although I spout gibberish all the time) whilst alarms ring out in the background.

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US mobe owners will get presidential text message at 2:18 pm Eastern Time

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Re: The message will say: “THIS IS A TEST..."

I thought that happened only in films, when the fire larm goes off here hardly anyone moves until one person grabs their coat and heads for the exit.

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Screwed SAP salesman scores $660,000 jury award

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What about the emotional distress when a salesman has told we the customer it will do everything, only to find it doesn't without a load of dodgey changes to get it working.

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Nameless Right To Be Forgotten Google sueball man tries Court of Appeal – yet again

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Re: Wouldn't it be funny...

:O YOU MONSTER!

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Re: Wouldn't it be funny...

I would only use the @AC for my preference of how I make my cup of tea (Tea bag in, hot water in, milk in and then squeese bag then out with the bag).

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Cookie clutter: Chrome saves Google cookies from cookie jar purges

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In the case of my mum, it runs Farmville (Yes its Flash) better than Edge, everyone else they didn't uncheck the chrome install packaged with a random free piece of software.

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