* Posts by jglathe

30 posts • joined 25 Jul 2013

Boeing big cheese repeats pledge of 737 Max software updates following fatal crashes

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Re: To have complex handling is not the same as to have poor dynamics

Both is possible.

Unearthed emails could be smoking gun in epic GDPR battle: Google, adtech giants 'know they break Euro privacy law'

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Re: Death to advertisers!

I'm willing to pay a subscription.

Memo to Microsoft: Windows 10 is broken, and the fixes can't wait

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Re: Devs MUST test

You need to have an age rating on TDD, though. No programmer with under 10 years of experience should even consider it.

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...or MacOS

Dallying with both for testing purposes, or to be more precise, non-work work. Both are useable, MacOS is nicer and a bit stranger, but you can get used to it. The hardware is a bit like technology from the future. Amazing what you can get out of an i5 with these drivers and GUI. And most of it without even starting the fan on the 'book. Fascinating. Weird keyboard, though.

Pull request accepted: You want to buy GitHub, Microsoft? Go for it – EU

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Doesn't mean they don't shoot themselves in the foot

The have a rich history of doing just that.

Microsoft yanks the document-destroying Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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Re: wait, wait, wait, wait.....

Did a zfs scrub at the backup yesterday to be sure. Had to do it again on another disk and RMA the first one. So... probably?

CADs and boffins get some ThinkPad love

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T500

This increasingly becomes sort of a challenge... unless you‘re using it with Linux, offcourse. Had to reassemble mine with a non-ATI mainboard a few years ago. Very reliable now, keeping it to Linux makes it quite useful.

Intel admits a load of its CPUs have Spectre v2 flaw that can't be fixed

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Re: So since Intel have now confirmed that are unwilling to fix...

It's probably 0000, actually.

Microsoft's Cloud UI brings Windows full circle

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Cruel, but necessary.

You will end up with one structured menu per window, or with a finder-like concept. These things work. Oh, and a global, system-wide hotkey editor.

Lenovo hires tech 'big brains' to turn around crappy sales

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Re: I have been looking around for a reasonable laptop

Main issue (besides of keyboard, glossy screen) is fan noise, IMO. I have punished Lenovo for my 2012 T420s (and myself, apparrently) for having a nice laptop that sounds like a little hair dryer the moment you do some work. Punishment was to buy a Fujitsu U745 (in 2015). And guess what, it's even louder and more annoying when its run unthrottled. Nice machine in every other aspect, the whole package (including dock) is really nice. Solution is to not buy i7 if you aren't deaf, and / or to throttle the CPU at 95% or so. This way turbo mode is off, and you get a mostly silent machine. If Lenovo, then have a look at the keyboard layout. The best value for money appears to be Asus (non-Zen), though. They also have good keyboards and are generally well-built.

Want a Windows 10 update? Don't go to Microsoft ... please

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Tried O&O ShutUp10?

This actually does disable defender - and Cortana, and a few other things.

Cops break up German sausage fight between pair of Neubrandenburgers

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That's where I grew up

No BMWs there at the time, though.

My Microsoft Office 365 woes: Constant crashes, malware macros – and settings from Hell

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Re: Email alternative

At least they say they do: http://www.emclient.com/server?lang=en "eM Client can be set up with the Microsoft Exchange server to replace outlook, syncing your emails, contacts, calendars and tasks. This allows you to fully utilize all the functionalities that your current MS Exchange account has to offer while not being limited to using just Outlook. eM Client supports Microsoft Exchange 2007 and newer."

Maybe worth a try.

Tim Cook signs SAP for iOS – SANA app pact

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Re: SAP

NAV = 1/10 SAP. But annoying as hell with the RTC GUI.

The 'new' Microsoft? I still wouldn't touch them with a barge pole

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Re: What!!!

Dynamics was cutting edge. Now a really big annoyance with the fucked-up GUI. Hard to replace: definitely :(

Microsoft now awfully pushy with Windows 10 on Win 7, 8 PCs – Reg readers hit back

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Re: get real ... it works great

Well, aside from the constant nagging, I must say that the update works astonishingly well. I have done this with Win7 and 8.1, completely different hardware, same result. Even Classic Shell was kept, so I never got to see tiles. So they *can* do good software. But not when GUI is involved, apparently.

Intel's 6th gen processors rock – but won't revive PC markets

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Re: I'd be happy to upgrade

There are workstation laptop options for sale, though. If you get an ultrabook, then yes, you'd better throttle it for the noise of the fan, and you're limited to the two screens. However, one 1TB SSD is not bad and an i7-5600U at 90% clock is noticeably faster and way more silent than my T420s (i7-2640M).

Windows 10 climbs to 3.55 per cent market share, Win 8.1 dips

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Re: Darn - they saw me rolling back those laptops to XP last week

But they are *noisy*. I relegated my T420s (i7-2640m) to beta-testing work for this reason, three years of a howling fan (even if the fan is brand new) were enough. Good machines on all other criteria, though. If you can live with a throttled CPU they are fine laptops.

HOLD IT! Last minute gifts for one's nerd minions

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Re: Demotivators

If that works, it's a sure way for promotion.

Microsoft's dodgy new Exchange 2010 update breaks Outlook clients

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Apparently, yes.

I can remember a comment where just this was implied when the layoff rounds went through the media. A lot of them were from QA and testing.

Microsoft: Yeah, about that 50% post-Christmas customer price hike...

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Re: Fuck you, Microsoft

Thanks for saying that. My thoughts were on the same line :) There were times where they at least pretended that you get more value for the higher price. This seems to have fallen by the wayside. Has anybody tips on what (actively developed, non-web client only) package you can get a functional equivalent to dynamics NAV?

Microsoft KILLS Windows 8.1 Update 2 and Patch Tuesday

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Re: Microsoft: The comedy gift

More like a cattle prod with a really large battery. Set to nuisance.

What data recovery software would you suggest?

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Macrium Reflect does the job without much fuss.

I can only second the recommendations for Macrium Reflect. It's a strange UI (but which UI isn't nowadays), but it does the job of backing up and restoring (or search/copy parts in images) without much fuss und very reliably.

Tech that we want (but they never seem to give us)

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A KVM switch that follows the Eyes

or better yet intention, regardles how many machines / OS types are involved. I often have two or more machines, several screens and remote sessions open. Finding out that you've typed on the wrong keyboard is annoying.

Microsoft hints at smaller Surface

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Re: Product name suggestions

"Surface X 2014 R2 V1.0 Limited Personal Edition Metallic Grey"

Something in that direction, I'll guess.

El Reg preps relaunch of Cash’n’Carrion online merchandise emporium

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Enhanced Cattleprod, anyone?

... could also be camouflaged as an El Reg USB stick. A USB stick that's biting the hand that feeds it, so to speak.

Windows 8.1 to freeze out small business apps

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@alisonken1 Re: The message isn't clear enough yet?

Errmm... mine was an answer to "We want Windows fixed"... but thanks for the memories of the Linus rant. ;) I know that the userspace APIs on Linux are pretty well documented and stable. This is not the case for the Windows world.

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Re: The message isn't clear enough yet?

Well, that's not going to happen... you would need to fire the whole UX department, and roll back to a sane UI for the desktop. And split off the touch UI for those who want it. That's too much, I'm afraid. But it would be the only sane move I can think of. There are some other issues at hand, a consistent and - yeah - stable API, for example. And maybe listening to the customer, or the people that have the most contact with the customer. But that's waay off the mark. Danger of success, having to do real uncool work and all that.

Work with Microsoft's stuff for a living? Its reorg will mean NOTHING to you

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There you go...

The catch is that product isn't selling, actually.

Zuck on THIS: Mobile users propel Facebook to RECORD earnings

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The world is in a worse state than I thought...

Facebook. I hoped this would be over soon.

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