* Posts by davidp231

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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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Coat

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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Air gap breached by disk drive noise

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Re: Floppy disk orchestra...

An excellent choice... I frequent that particular channel often. He's also done the music to E1M1 of DOOM with floppies... sounds pretty good.

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Microsoft: You liked Windows 10 so much, you'll get 2 more in 2017

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Re: Out of interest....

Which one's Will, do you know these people?

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There's always the laxative related ones.

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Windows 10: Happy with Anniversary Update?

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The start menu didn't really change much between its inception in Win95 and it's incarnation in XP. Vista brought about the new one, and they updated it in 7.

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Re: So why do I prefer linux mint ?

Wasn't Mint designed with the intention to be Ubuntu, but without the GNOME 3 crap?

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Hello, Barclays? Why hello, John Smith. We meet again

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Re: Not impressed with Barclays

Rename 'su' - they work fine after that. They identify the Android layer on Jolla phones as a rooted device - renaming or deleting su fixes it - and you use something like devel-su to get superuser access anyway on those so it's no biggy.

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Re: Dangerous gimmick

Or been on the helium.

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Windows Phone users beg Pokémon Go creators for attention

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Re: Windows Phone?

7. Whatsapp that doesn't bother notifying you most of the time because it's not been updated to use the new WP8.1 or 10 APIs and supplies you with a constant hiss from the speaker when it's open

Fixed it for you.

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Microsoft tweaks TCP stack in Windows Server and Windows 10

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Re: Quirky McQuirkface..... Hopefully not.

Don't you mean NT3.5?

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Netflix scores new Trek tellie

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Re: So, UK?

Currently: TNG, DS9 and VOY are on Syfi (sub needed). TOS, DS9* on CBS Action (Freeview, Sky (without subscription to Sky)).

*Second run-through, so it could be VOY up next.

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Since you love Flash so much, Adobe now has TWO versions for you

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Re: Patches

"IE-only scenarios"....

If someone has IE as their only browser... the Firefox NPAPI plugin is pretty redundant as IE doesn't use it.

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Too slow, chicken mirengo ;)

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Mushroom

Re: That says it all

Can we nuke it from orbit to be on the safe side?

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Wait...

"it had to create an additional build of the browser plugin specifically for Microsoft's Internet Explorer after the version made for other browsers – such as Mozilla's Firefox and Microsoft's Edge – wouldn't install properly for IE."

Hasn't that always been the case? IE uses the ActiveX plugin, and Mozilla uses the NPAPI plugin. Of course the NPAPI plugin won't install properly for IE - it was never intended for IE....

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