* Posts by Not also known as SC

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Don't install our buggy Windows 10 Creators Update, begs Microsoft

Not also known as SC

Re: How do you abort the update?

@King Jack

I'm up-voting your comment because I appreciate the sentiment. Just a bit of a bugger that it's my machine and not someone else's...

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Re: Another day

"MS didn't force it on everyone the same time causing massive chaos this time round, but were releasing it in stages"

Trouble is all as I've found out tonight, they are forcing the update onto machines. They may not be doing all users at once but once your machine is selected there seems to be no way of preventing the upgrade.

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Unhappy

How do you abort the update?

My PC initiated the update this evening. A pop up appeared which gave me the option of reviewing my privacy settings now or later after I upgraded (that's how I read it anyway). The 'pop up' blurred the rest of the screen and had no obvious method of closing it apart from the two buttons. There was no way to do anything else on the PC. As I was in the middle of something important I was just a little pissed about this because I needed to get back to what I was doing.

Am I now doomed to be updated to the creator's edition or can I still abort it?

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Zuckerberg's absolutely mental: Brain sensors that read YOUR MIND at 100 words a minute

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Re: Write what you think

I don't know if this is just me but if I try to verbalise a thought in my mind, I actually find that I think the thought first so I end up verbalising the thought al least twice (more if I consciously think about it). Assuming that this is normal behaviour and my mind hasn't been warped by years of The Register then wouldn't any 'write what you think' software end up printing both my intended verbalised thought, and the pre-verbalise thought which immediately proceeded the intended thought? So like you said, unless the software is going to perform some major filtering, most of what will be outputted will be noise (I was going to say crap but that doesn't really narrow things down much).

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Windows 10 Creators Update general rollout begins with a privacy dialogue

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Shutup10

Haven't heard of this before. Just to make sure that I download the right software is it O&O ShutUp10 I should be looking at?

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FCC kills plan to allow phone calls on planes – good idea or terrible?

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Meh

Isn't this what sms was invented for?

So loud mouthed gits could communicate without disturbing every one else? Pity there is no way of blocking voice calls while allowing text messages to be sent. (I know email could be used but I can only guess how much they'd try to charge for the data).

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Apple’s premium TV plans – the hobby doomed to stay that way

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Thumb Down

Analysis?

Have I misread this article? I can't find anything substantial in it at all.

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Point-and-pwn tool for posers dumbs down ransomware spreading

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"Strains of the resulting WYSIWYE (What You See Is What You Encrypt) nasties have been detected by Panda Security in companies across Europe, including Germany, Belgium, Sweden, and Spain."

Have any other security companies detected this as well or only Panda?

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New plastic banknote plans now upsetting environmental campaigners

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Mushroom

Re: WWF

Sinister how they haven't commented. Do you think the WWF (wrestlers) have something to hide?

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Stop us if you've heard this one before: IBM sheds more workers – this time, tech sales

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For Those of Us not Working in the States

Could someone clarify for me what this actually means?

"I've been RA'd. 90 days notice, and 30 days pay."

Does it mean that the employee will cease working for IBM after 90 days, and then gets an additonal 30 days' pay as part of their redundancy? Also what does RA stand for? I'm not commenting on the statement, just want to know precisely what it entails.

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'Windows 10 destroyed our data!' Microsoft hauled into US court

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Re: It's right in the EULA...

This paragraph bothered me as well

"According to the complaint, Windows 10 installed itself onto plaintiff Stephanie Watson's computer without her consent and then erased data, some of it related to her work. She hired Geek Squad to repair the machine, with only partial success, and ended up having to purchase a new computer."

As much as I dislike Windows 10 - how did this cause the plaintiff to need to buy a new computer (unless the new one was Windows 7 but I think this is unlikely). Are 'Geek Squad' incapable of reinstalling an OS? In fact doesn't Windows 10 make reinstalling the OS 'too' easy at times with the recovery centre options?

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

Not also known as SC
Facepalm

Daily Mail - Hypocritical?

According to NoScript, The Daily Mail's website runs Google scripts for advertising and I guess therefore revenue raising purposes. So while complaining that Google (indirectly) supports terrorism, they themselves are helping to bank roll Google by using their advertising services.

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Ever visited a land now under Islamic State rule? And you want to see America? Hand over that Facebook, Twitter, pal

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Alert

Awful Job?

Who would want to, or even be able to, trawl through one other person's social media account yet alone hundreds or thousands of them? From what I understand most people's accounts are full of tedious motivational posts, pictures of food and animals (kittens are okay I suppose), and the occasional "Got bad news today..." fishing line designed to attract comments, replies and likes. The sheer volume of crap would drive any checker insane to the point that they'd probably only give each a cursory glance defeating the point of the check in the first place.

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Astroboffins stunned by biggest brown dwarf ever seen – just a hop and a skip away (750 ly)

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Meh

Am I a Bad Person?

Why does this quote "Having found one though often suggests a much larger hitherto undiscovered population – I'd be very surprised if there aren't many more similar objects out there waiting to be found" instantly make me think that the organisation is using this discovery to try to obtain more funding?

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Windows 10: What is it good for? Microsoft pitches to devs ahead of Creators Update

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Joke

Windows 10 does have one good point

it isn't Windows 8.

Not sure if I should use the joke icon or not...

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WTF? Francis Ford Coppola crowdsources Apocalypse Now game

Not also known as SC

Tom Clancy Games

"The player will take on the role of Captain Willard and will have to pass through the jungle to find the elusive Kurtz, but the idea is not to kill everyone and let god sort 'em out, but to stay alive and undiscovered."

Isn't this the idea behind the XBox Tom Clancy stealth games?

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Google declares victory for its Wifi router before it's even shipped

Not also known as SC
Happy

Re: Take with a grain of salt.

I also wonder if I am the only one to pronounce it "Whiffy"

My Belgian Dutch speaking in-laws refer to this as what sounds like "whiffy", so you're not the only one.

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Adblock overlord to Zuckerberg: Lay down your weapons and surrender

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WTF?

Do Site Owners Ever View Their Own Pages?

I wonder if web site publishers ever view their own sites? One of my local news paper sites is so bloated on a mobile phone it is unusable. I won't give the site name but I live in Shropshire. You scroll down the news index page and have to negotiate past adverts / auto playing videos embedded in the page which take up about 40% of the screen, while an annoying floating box at the base of the page takes up another 10%. The embedded ads seem to be repeated every two or three screens worth of content.

When actually reading articles you get 'More From The Web Sponsored Links by <some company>" which take up to five screens worth of scrolling, followed by half a screen of text links from the same ad company. You then get half a screen of genuine links and another screen of more embedded ads, One more screen of real content and then the More From The Web section repeated. So for a two screen story, including photo my phone has to render twelve screens worth of ads.

Compared to sites like this, Facebook is actually quite unintrusive...

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Pay up or your data gets it, Fandroid

Not also known as SC

Re: NoScript

Search for 'Noscript Anywhere' and you should find it.

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ZX Spectrum Vega+ will ship on time, developer claims amid doubts

Not also known as SC

Re: A Spectrum? Being released on time?

I remember the original Spectrum launch - this makes the new product even more authentic.

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Facebook's AI boss is on a mission to end spoon-fed machine intelligence

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How Intelligent is Intelligent?

Would these systems have/need a greater level of intelligence than self-driving cars? Reading the articles about autonomous cars,the AI needed for an autonomous car is just about there, or so it is claimed. However this article suggests that a lot more work is still needed just in general.

Am I just confusing two different types of AI?

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The web is past peak innovation: It's all negative returns from here

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Re: There are basic rules for good UI design...

Was this one of the reasons behind WPF? Programmers could get on with coding the functionality while the design was handled elsewhere?

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US Marine Corps to fly F-35s from HMS Queen Lizzie as UK won't have enough jets

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Pint

Re: Flags

Thanks ----- >

I half thought that they were instructions for the pilots about who not to shoot at, but then looking at the list I knew that couldn't be true.

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Not also known as SC

Flags

Why does the plane in the photo have a bunch of flags painted on the side?

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update completely borks USB webcams. Yay.

Not also known as SC

Re: WinX anniversary edition

Isn't gift a Dutch word for poison?

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How hard can it be to kick terrorists off the web? Tech bosses, US govt bods thrash it out

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Every time I hear our Governments talking about terrorism I can't help but think of the book within 1984 - The Theory and Practice of Oligarchical Collectivism. The following is the Wikipedia summary of the relevant section.

"By harnessing the hysteria of war and demand for self-sacrifice, each of the nations declare war not on each other but on their own populace ... Permanent limited war also allows for the Party to divert attention away from domestic concerns and their failures."

Problem is I don't know what's worse; if this is really a government aim or if I trust our government so little in the first place that I believe it could be a government aim.

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Chinese unleash autonomous airborne taxi

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Joke

100kg limit

Won't be much use in Western countries then.

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Brown kid with Arab name arrested for bringing home-made clock to school

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WTF?

Re: Do you know what?

Actually it looks like a digital clock.

The kid's fine? Being handcuffed and questioned for several hours as a potential terrorist, and then threatened with being charged with creating a hoax bomb isn't going to have any impact on him?

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Petrol cars are dead in the water, says Tesla CTO waving numbers on the back of an envelope

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Flame

TLDR; Will the shills just shut up?

Reading these comments reminds me of what I hate about the internet.

I am interested in this electric car topic because I would love electric cars to succeed, however I am also concerned about pollution transference, time to recharge, battery life and so on. I also find the majority of comments on the Register informative, humorous and I have actually learnt quite a lot over the last few years about topics I knew nothing about. What I do find very hard though is to accept the vomitingly positive comments that are made by posters who only ever seem to post about the one subject. How on earth are the rest of us meant to take your comments seriously? These posters come across as shills and if anything completely undermine their own arguments. It has got to the point now that when I see certain names I no longer bother to read that poster's comments.

Same thing applies to arguments about my OS / phone is better than yours etc. But I've posted it here because there is a classic example in this thread.

All the Register now needs to do is start posting camera reviews so we can have Canon / Nikon arguments as well.

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Giant Facebook SOLAR LASER DRONE to FEED interwebs into YOUR FACE

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At one time war advanced technology, then it was the space age. Now it's advertising?

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NASA: 'Closest thing yet to ANOTHER EARTH' - FOUND

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Joke

Re: 1400 light years

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

Are we there yet?

...

Edit: Drat someone beat me to it :-(

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OK, they're not ROBOT BUTLERS, but Internet of Home 'Things' are getting smarter

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Re: This is just stupid

At least we'll know if the light really goes off when you close the door.

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Reckon YOU can write better headlines than us? Great – apply within

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Pint

I would love to apply for this job

but the beer where you're based puts me off. Now if you would all relocate to a decent northern location I'll reconsider.

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Has the world reached PEAK TWIT? Supplies of new Twitter users are drying up

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Stupid question

Could someone explain what Twitter is losing money with? Surely their servers cannot cost $2bn (revenue + loss for the year) to run and support? I know the article mentions accounting tricks but $2bn is a lot of money* to account for.

*Compared to my salary.

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Heyyy, you seem to be trying to post a DRUNK PICTURE. You know your boss looks at this?

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Meh

Re: only a millenial

And if you're drunk enough to post an inappropriate picture, won't you be just as drunk enough to ignore the warning and just click ok?

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Not sure if you're STILL running Windows XP? AmIRunningXP.com to the rescue!

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Happy

Neither does my Galaxy tab

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Microsoft courts mobe-makers, tweaks Windows 8 for WIMPs

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Stupid Question...

What does WIMP mean in this context? I only know Window Icon Mouse Pointer. I have never heard it in relationship to mobile phones before.

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SkyDrive is dead! All hail Microsoft OneDrive! Happy now, Uncle Rupe?

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One.Com

I wonder what one.com are going to make of this?

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El Reg BuzzFelch: 10 Electrical Connectors You CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT!

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Coat

Re: On a more serious note ...

Isn't it obvious

#11 Serial or parallel port (Isn't USB serial???)

#12 light-bulb sockets

#13 Fuse/ground-fault interrupt/breaker connections

#14 Automotive battery connections

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Excise Xmas prezzie indecision MISERY with El Reg’s gift guide²

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Re: Windows for Mother?

I don't really care about operating systems as long as the software I want to run works. I was surprised though at my 76 year old mother buying herself a Mac book Air, because she has only ever used Windows. She loves it and managed to work out what she wanted to do in a few hours.

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Microsoft to Google: Please remove us from internet

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Don't care...

...as long as I can continue to reach El Reg.

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Germans brew up a right Sh*tstorm

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Re: If it's good enough for the Germans

You mean it isn't pronounced shasterixstorm?

(Can't find the joke icon on my phone :-( )

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Bogus gov online test tells people on dole they're just SO employable

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Angel

Re: Gov't tests

Is the answer 7?

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Mozilla to Apple: we don't care about iOS

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Re: @William Donelson wtf ?

I've been very disappointed with the last few versions of Dolphin. It seems more unstable since Flash support was removed. Currently using Firefox, but would go back to Dolphin in a moment if they sort out the stability problems.

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Nominet tosses plan for shorter .uk domains in the bin (for now)

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You learn something new every day.

I always thought that .uk was for the Ukraine. I have now learnt that the Ukraine uses .ua.

Today was not wasted after all.

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North Korean citizens told: Socialist haircuts are a thing... go get some

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Re: I'll have a bloke's number 6 please @bowdie

I must read what I write before hitting submit. I meant belong, not beling. Fail icon for myself.

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Not also known as SC

Re: I'll have a bloke's number 6 please @bowdie

But wouldn't the IP beling to the original barber exposing you and the new barber to all sort of copyright shenanigans? (IT angle... )

Coat icon not available on my phone :-(

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Welcome to our Wi-Fi: Devicescape reinvents landing page

Not also known as SC

Crowd-sourced experience even...

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Not also known as SC
Meh

That's basically a client app which automatically logs on to free Wi-Fi points, bypassing any landing page though the use of crowd-sourced experience to provide connectivity without user intervention.

What on Earth does 'croud-sourced experience' mean? I recognise all three individual words but not in this context. Is it like that wisdom of crowds thing some illusionist claimed to use to predict the lottery on tv a few years back?

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