* Posts by MyffyW

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Why can't you install Windows 10 Creators Update on your old Atom netbook? Because Intel stopped loving you

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Re: Microsoft murdered netbooks

I have two netbooks alive and kicking thanks to Debian.

One sits in front of a bunch of disks that might loosely be described as a file server. Works like a charm and light on the leccy bill.

Another is a gutless chrome-touchscreen that was embuggered with Windows 10 but now flies with the grace of an overfed wood pigeon. Keeps my better half occupied.

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Stop all news – it's time for us plebs to be told about BBC paycheques!

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Re: Don't blame the stars for low pay

There's no fairness and transparency when it comes to pay. You're only worth what you can negotiate. If you think the job your doing is worth more, go get a similar role elsewhere and prove it to yourself and rest of the world.

Personally speaking I think they're all greedy, compromised bastards. The next time John Humphries is giving some corporate shrill a toasting his own £600,000-a-year gig is bound to get thrown up.

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Amazon may still get .amazon despite govt opposition – thanks to a classic ICANN cockup

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Re: A (not so Swiftian) modest proposal.

An allegory covering a hapless website that travels across multiple domains, holding up a mirror to it's own contradictions and hypocrisies?

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.. ..-. / -.-- --- ..- / -.-. .- -. / .-. . .- -.. / - .... .. ... then a US Navy fondleslab just put you out of a job

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Re: "are the seamen equipped with oars?"

Despite a fondness for Jane's Fighting Ships I've always had a bit of a phobia when it comes to getting splashed by seamen.

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Android-ocalypse postponed: Jide withdraws Remix OS from consumer frontline

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Chromebook is going gangbusters

Must pull you up on language. I far prefer "going great guns" implying a venerable battleship steaming into the fray to re-assert Pax-Britannica.

Or am I just taking my vintage thing a step too far?

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Radiohead hides ZX Spectrum proggie in OK Computer re-release

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Re: Only a Britisher would use a ZX spectrum for music...

Dear Messers Vic and Jeltz,

I have come to the conclusion there is a random downvote generator on El Reg.

Maybe it is controlled by a beaded man called Clive and his 8-bit bot army.

Roll with it, and have a corresponding up tick from yours truly.

MyffyW (16-bit on a good day)

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Fake Newspaper steals Reg design to spruik storage upstart

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Weka Wallies Rob Reg Red Web Thread

Narrative and editorial will appear in the comments section :-)

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Set your alarms for 2.40am UTC – so you can watch Unix time hit 1,500,000,000

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Re: It can go on

Constant 1g acceleration would require a power source that can continually increase it's output, given energy is proportional to the square of velocity. If you've mastered that sort of power plant the universe is, indeed, yours.

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Sleuths unearth 'Panic Mode' in Android, set off by mashing back button

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PANIC mode

I thought this was where Android finally admitted that it's whole inspiration came from '80's kitchen-sink-indie trailblazers The Smiths

"On the Leeds side streets that you slip down, provincial towns that you jog round, hang the DJ, hang the DJ, hang the DJ....."

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Juno beams back first closeups of Jupiter's unsightly red acne

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Maelstrom

Any sign of a hard-drinking blonde woman in a MK1 Viper flying dangerously close to this storm?

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Got a Windows Phone 8 mobe? It's now officially obsolete. Here's why...

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Their own fault

The Nokia 920 I had was great, but ditching ability to upgrade to Win 10 was a crap way to treat customers and the app store never got real momentum. Goodbye Betamax...

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Slower US F-35A purchases piles $27bn onto total fighter jet bill

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Re: Sea Gripen

Wonder how much 4 dozen MIG-29K would be?

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Adult toy retailer slapped down for 'RES-ERECTI*N' ad over Easter

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To return to the main programme

As Aretha once said:

"Sisters are doing it for themselves"

"You make me feel like a natural woman"

"Rock steady"

"Freeway of love"

and not forgetting..... "Respect"

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Oh dear

It's really not that difficult to respect somebody who holds different views to your own, is it?

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Ubuntu Linux now on Windows Store (for Insiders)

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Re: Mensa

With an IQ in the "nearly but not quite" tier for Mensa there's little prospect of me and Carol sharing a G&T. Personally I install Linux because it does the job with least fuss. I then have free time to indulge my smug commentard tendencies.

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'My dream job at Oracle left me homeless!' – A techie's relocation horror tale

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My dream job is a pretty nebulous thing, but it definitely does not involve working for Oracle.

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May the excessive force be with you: Chap cuffed after Star Trek v Star Wars row turns bloody

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Re: Snowy

Babylon 5 gets my vote purely on the femme fatale talents of Lyta Alexander and Susan Ivanova

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His Muskiness wheels out the Tesla Model 3

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I'll be honest I'm struggling to see why I'd want to splurge 35 grand on an electric Mondeo.

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McAfee settles McAfee lawsuit over McAfee name

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Re: Moral of the story...

If I was Dr Solomon I'd be contemplating a sueball to swell the retirement coffers.

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Someone's phishing US nuke power stations. So far, no kaboom

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Re: Why isn't it stuxnet?

That will be the weak anthropic principle. If it was stuxnet we wouldn't still be here to question why it isn't stuxnet.

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Bonkers call to boycott Raspberry Pi Foundation over 'gay agenda'

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Re: Rainbow

I bought a Pi and cheerfully identify as being somewhere over the LGBT rainbow.

Just be careful where you stick that petition, hun.

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Male escort says he gave up IT to do something more meaningful

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Re: It's an option

Leaving aside the parasites and vultures (no offence El Reg) who tend to control one's life in this scene, there are worse ways of earning a living than escorting. Indeed, plenty of IT jobs are more physically and mentally gruelling and pay substantially less.

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One thought equivalent to less than a single proton in mass

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Katie Who?

The best thing you can do is ignore her.

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Cloud sales shift as enormo Microsoft reorg continues – sources

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With the current offerings blurring the lines between cloud and on-prem there's no commercial reason a Microsoftie's knowledge should be siloed to one world or another. The very human fact that they can't easily recall all the labyrinthine complexities might however be a complicating factor.

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China pollutes ocean with bloody big rocket

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Re: proper terminology

I think we can all agree that, wherever the rocket landed landed, there was definitely a fecoventilatory-collision-incident in the control room.

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NASA: Bring on the asteroid, so we can chuck a fridge at it

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Re: Time to go PaddyPower

3. The CIWS, having been installed at considerable expense to the British taxpayer, will make an elaborate show of targeting the refrigerator but fail to actually stop it. Ministers will hail it as demonstrating "global reach".

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Virgin Media to close flagship Oxford St store in August

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Re: Virgin, Oxford Street.

Very fond memories of Virgin, HMV, Our Price and Piccadilly Records as well as Eastern Block, Probe, Omega and Hot Wax. There was something about the sheer amount of paraphernalia they flogged which made you comfortable to browse for hours.

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Re: Consultation?

"we want to make consultation meaningful" .... well it would be a first in my experience. the best thing you can say about consultation is it gives you a month or so longer to look for another job.

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AWS Summit London queues caused by security, not snafu

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Not my experience

Got there at abt 8:50, in by 9, only complaint is that they'd run out of Danish pastries. But my waistline hardly needed them.

Good event in all fairness.

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HMS Windows XP: Britain's newest warship running Swiss Cheese OS

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All this has happened before

As long as these Windows XP devices go nowhere near a network or any removable media we'll be absolutely fine.

I was once told the Panavia Tornado used audio cassettes for their stored programs, which may have been useful for spares when practicing for WWIII, but also brought to mind that final scene from Escape from New York. I'm sure that was a perfect complement to their "Blue Circle" radars.

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The 'DUP' joins El Reg’s illustrious online standards converter

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HMS Queen Lizzie

How many DUPs to take that ridiculous ski jump off the front and fit cats 'n traps instead?

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Lenovo shows off 'Microsoft-friendly' VR cosplay at CES

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Re: Double Down

only clicked on this 'cos it said "cosplay"

I think I need to examine where my life is going. Or maybe I need to indulge my inner Tank Girl.

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UK and Ecuador working on Assange escape mechanism

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Re: Shown the Ecuadoor

Assange - The Rector of Stiffkey for the Internet Age

[With due apologies for besmirching the reputation of the late Harold Davidson]

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'No decision' on Raytheon GPS landing system aboard Brit aircraft carriers

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I'd be quite happy with such a no-nonsense approach. Sadly it's not up to the standards of modern corporate-speak.

Still can't understand why the Tory manifesto didn't just say "Against the better judgement of half of us, we're leaving the EU, FFS. That's going to keep us plenty busy. And anyway government is best that governs least."

... which is pretty much what the Queen's speech ended up saying anyway.

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Cheeky IT rival parks 'we're hiring' van outside 'vote Tory' firm Storm Technologies

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HOSTED-IT - good effort, have a gold star from me.

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Conservative manifesto disappears offline – then mysteriously reappears

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Re: fossils?

The DUP represent a significant minority of opinion within the North of Ireland. To that end it is entirely right they play a part in power-sharing there.

They represent a vanishingly small minority of opinion within the wider United Kingdom and any party that relies on them to govern ought to put it's ambitions for power beyond use.

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Reg Radicals lecture encompasses far right, libertarians, and mushrooms...

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Re: Stockholm syndrome

As an intellectual argument Libertarianism is intriguing. I've yet to see a party espousing it which I'd be minded to vote for.

The worlds smallest political quiz ate my homework.

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Tesco Online IT meltdown: Fails to deliver THOUSANDS of grocery orders

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Re: Glasto?

"Oh is this the way they say the future's meant to feel?

Or just 20,000 people standing in a field."

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Re: Maybe..

Unexpected item in data centre?

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Microsoft's new Surface laptop defeats teardown – with glue

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Re: That's Surface crossed off my Christmas list, then!

When stickytape and glue are the main underpinnings of a piece of pricey technology it's time to question do you really want it in your life.

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Fancy buying our aircraft carrier satnav, Raytheon asks UK

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Re: Himself? Herself?

@nick_rampart Hermes is certainly a worthy name for the first ship, but I'd like to suggest Eagle

...or is that too audacious? ;-)

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Re: Himself? Herself?

Easy answer, of course, is to name the second carrier HMS Ark Royal.

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Teen girl who texted boyfriend to kill himself guilty of manslaughter

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Re: Not my kind of girl "friend".

"UBER undateable"? ..... trust me, hun, if you turned up for a date in an Uber it would be game over even before the grade-school misogyny kicked in.

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You wait ages for a sun, then two come along at once: All stars have twins, say astroboffins

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Re: Binary/Twin Star?

Stars in binary systems can be very different from each other. Witness Sirius A, a white main-sequence star and it's companion, Sirius B, a faint white dwarf.

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Uber sued after digging up medical records of woman raped by driver

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Re: Travis 2.0

Oh wait, wait .... I know this one.... is this where he gets a regular 9-5 job, has to make ends meet on a limited budget and behave like a normal member of society?

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Months late, unaudited: ZX Spectrum reboot firm files accounts

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Re: Accounts?

If anybody would like to crowdfund my FTL drive powered by the perpetual motion of one hand clapping in time to the The Longines Symphonette I'd be very happy to relieve you of your money.

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It's 2017 and someone's probably still using WINS naming. If so, stop

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IPX ... I'll swear I caught a whiff of NetBEUI on the way into work this morning, but that might have been the traffic on the A49

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Windows 2000 (released 17 years ago) was the first server OS not requiring WINS. Can't believe WINS is still around...

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It came from space! Two-headed flatworm stuns scientists

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Re: Yeah that's not creepy at all /s

I, for one, welcome our new two-headed flatworm overlords.

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Disney mulls Mickey Mouse magic material to thwart pirates' 3D scans

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Re: Disney complaining about others ripping them off?

As a parent who's been asked to part with twenty quid for half a dozen Frozen characters, none of them more than 2 inches high, I can't imagine how a market for pirate 3D printing has arisen, Walt.

Give Elsa a Girlfriend and you'll win me back.

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