* Posts by davidp231

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Ubuntu 17.04 inches closer to production

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Re: Try the next Debian

Well Mint is just Ubuntu with the cack taken out, and Ubuntu is a more user friendly derivative of Debian. And LMDE is Mint on Debian, with no Ubuntu at all.

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Microsoft loves Linux so much, its OneDrive web app runs like a dog on Windows OS rivals

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Re: OneDrive isn't the only thing MS does tricks with for linux

Secureboot-aware ones *should* play well with UEFI with the aforementioned option turned on (eg Ubuntu, OpenSUSE). Personally I don't bother with it so I can use an alternate EFI bootloader*, which needs faffing around to get signed so it plays nice with secure boot. Also, Windows EFI mode I believe requires a GPT partitioning scheme over the traditional MBR method or it refuses to play ball.

*rEFInd is the one in question - gives you a loader more akin to what Macs have and it autodetects removable media as well. I use it to boot Linux direct without having grub as an intermediary. I've got it set to boot Win10 (edu edition), LMDE2, and the recent Fedora and OpenSUSE releases.

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And outlook.com still "runs" like a bag of shite on any browser and OS.

Quadrapalegic sloths get stuff done quicker.

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After London attack, UK gov lays into Facebook, Google for not killing extremist terror pages

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You could always pin it on the DVLA for not vetting people before dishing out their driving license.

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Disney plotting 15 more years of Star Wars

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Re: And just to add to the confusion...

Later becoming Star Wars: Falcon to get viewer numbers back up, then fail miserably.

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Plans to force ISPs to filter content branded 'disproportionate'

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ISP side filters mean bugger all if they get turned off between 2100 and 0600, as Sky appear to do. They class the files section of The Wayback Machine as file sharing/hacking/anonymisers and therefore block it. Similar applies to GSM Arena's forums. Until 9pm, then bam - the DNS resolves properly.

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Samsung's Bixby totally isn't a Siri ripoff because look – it'll go in phones, TVs, fridges, air con...

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Re: Spare us all from a toaster that talks...

Lister: "Crap."

Toilet: "Hello, how can I help?"

Lister: "I wasn't talking to you"

Toilet: "Sorry, I wasn't paying attention."

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"This phone will self-destruct in 10 seconds".

-Bixby

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Microsoft nicks one more Apple idea: An ad-supported OS

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Don't forget the "suggested apps" that crop up in the Start abomination. Thankfully easier to turn off.

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DOOM'd! Quake god John Carmack lobs $22m sueball at ZeniMax

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And here it is: http://caia.swin.edu.au/urp/l3dge/tools/l3dgeworld_2.3/

El Reg article: https://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/04/23/l3dgeworld/

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Wouldn't be too difficult... I recall someone creating a funky mod for Q3 that turned the game into a net admin system of sorts.

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He should deathmatch them... winner gets the cash.

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Firefox 52 kills plugins – except Flash – and runs up a red flag for HTTP

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Browse their FTP archive. I personally sit on 37.0.2 purely for the fact it's the last version with an actual preferences window, instead of dumping it as a web page.

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Huawei's just changed the way you'll use Android

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Re: Sailfish (Jolla)

But with Sailfish's Android layer you would lose easy access to some useful apps (eg Barclays bank app - refuses to run on what it deems as rooted devices, unless you rename/remove 'su')

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Vinyl, filofaxes – why not us too, pleads Nokia

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Lotus Organiser, in paper form.

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Re: Another Nokia mis-step

Add to the fact you could snaffle the battery from a 5110 (nk402), 6110 (nk702), 7110 (Jack Bauer's first phone in 24) and 6210, and use the car hands free kit for those models.

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Re: External antenna! (Aerial)

For the Nokia car kit with external aerial.

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Grumpy Trump trumped, now he's got the hump: Muslim ban beaten back by appeals court

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President Trump has suffered a serious blow to his authority

"I am the President, and you WILL respect my AUTHORITAH!"

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You want WHO?! Reg readers vote Tom Baker for Doctor 13. Of course

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Ace was pretty good too.

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Cardiff researchers get £250k to monitor Brexit hate crime on Twitter

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How long before we get grants to research thoughtcrime?

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Streetmap loses appeal against Google Maps dominance judgement

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I prefer HERE maps personally. Especially on my droid.

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Slammer worm slithers back online to attack ancient SQL servers

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All your SQL tables are belong to us?

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Apple weans itself off Intel with 'more ARM chips' for future Macs

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Re: Non-Intel processors in the Mac? Erm, yes.

And if you want to really split hairs you could mention the Star Trek project - where they got System 7 running on a very specific set of parts running on an i486.

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Fell apart

I thought the main reason was they couldn't get the G5 into the laptops at an acceptable temperature no matter what they tried, so they ditched PowerPC and went x86.

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Two new Raspberry Pi models emerge steaming from the oven

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Raspberry Pi Electron?

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Microsoft's Blue Screen of Death dead in latest Windows 10 preview

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Re: Dead, but only temporarily?

I recall them using an RSOD in the dev versions of Vista?

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Going underground: The Royal Mail's great London train squeeze

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Re: Bit light on for technical details I thought

You could probably fit one inside a Deltic.

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Re: Fifty trains shifted 30,000 items each 22-hour day?

Each mail sack weighing a maximum of 11kg.

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Botched Microsoft update knocks Windows 8, 10 PCs offline – regardless of ISP

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Re: And so it begins... MS / Windows-10 auto-update borking...

Heh... "War Rocket Francis".

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Re: The fix is

Nah, NetBEUI all the way.

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Chap creates Slack client for Commodore 64

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Re: Major Technical Mistake!

That's because it's a C64C - the later revision that was designed to look more like the 128, and had few other tweaks under the hood. And the C128 had a numeric keypad.

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SHIFT + F10, Linux gets you Windows 10's cleartext BitLocker key

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Re: No other place to put this

"Out of curiosity, how? Posted from Chrome on Android."

How? Simple, it's not Chrome.

Chrome has only one use in my eyes, and that's for watching Netflix under Linux. First thing I do when setting up a droid phone is disable all the bloatware - Chrome included.

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Microsoft still working to fix Outlook sync issues

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Now if only they can fix the horrific Outlook.com interface...

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British banks chuck smartphone apps out of Windows

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No great loss... the Lloyds "app" was just a wrapper to the website anyway.

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Brit telcos plead with Ofcom: No one should own more than 30% of available spectrum

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Is this the same ESN that EE has won the contract to operate?

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Brit ISP TalkTalk scraps line rental charges

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Re: You must change to one of our new packages

That's how Skodafone did it anyways... removed line rental, bumped up the other prices.

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We live in a world where a 'Hamdog' burger hybrid is patented

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Needs more bacon...

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Dark web drug sellers shutter location-tracking EXIF data from photos

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1.5 Terabits of data?

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'Oi! El Reg! Stop pretending Microsoft has a BSOD monopoly!'

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Re: Machine Operating System

The Model B startup was as follows:

BBC Computer 32K

Acorn DFS (or 1770 DFS with appropriate controller and ROM)

BASIC

The B+64 and B+128 changed it to Acorn OS 64K (128K), with Acorn 1770 DFS

The Master series was Acorn Mos (for version 3.20) and MOS for 3.50) and DFS as above - and had a CMOS battery, in the shape of 3x AA batteries.

The Master Compact was:

Acorn Mos

Acorn ADFS

BASIC

Regarding the SD card, look up "Retroclinic".

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Double-negative tweet could be Microsoft Surface Phone hint

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Re: Surface Phone?

Indeed.. the original Communicator was a 386 SX/20.

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WhatsApp is to hand your phone number to Facebook

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Looks like they have woken up.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-37198445

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Even better, they did it for the princely some of 79p. I'd rather do that every year than them dick about feeding things to FB.

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Re: Phone contacts

It already does the harvesting part.. how else do you have contacts in your Whatsapp contact list with an "invite" button, with no way to remove them except physically deleting the contact from the main address book. The workaround however, is to set the contact type to something that isn't 'mobile' to hide them - but the underlying issue is still there.

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That just deactivates it... you've got to go digging for a link on the desktop site to actually delete the account.

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EU ministers look to tighten up privacy – JUST KIDDING – surveillance laws

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Just keep away from Despair Squids... unless you have a compliment of limpet mines.

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Re: It’s a central issue in the fight against terrorism

Wonder how well they'd go in a curry....

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Re: It’s a central issue in the fight against terrorism

They are quite tasty after about 40 minutes in the oven...

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update completely borks USB webcams. Yay.

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Re: Also my first thought...

Perhaps it's pining for the fjords?

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Polish developer hacks Android rewards app for free beer

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Pint

Sounds just like something BOFH and PFY would do.

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IT delays helped derail UK's historic child sexual abuse inquiry

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Re: W. T. F. !

Don't they take it a step further these days and leave the whole laptop on the bus/train?

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