* Posts by kitekrazy

28 posts • joined 30 Jul 2013

Suspicious senate stock sale spurt spurs scrutiny scheme: This website tracks which shares US senators are unloading mid-pandemic


Terms limits and volunteer work.

Make congressional offices volunteer work. They are not allowed to draw any income during their term. These people are already rich but they hate the 1% because they are not one of them. I know they like to point out how stupid that Stacey O. is but she saw an opportunity in an election spot no one really wanted. Even if she serves one term it's over $400K and a pension only they can get.

Windows 7 will not go gentle into that good night: Ageing OS refuses to shut down


Re: This sort of issue is not thought about

Linux yawwwwwn. I guess the delusional Linux user has never run professional multimedia. Your world is small and will be for eternity.

My MacBook Woe: I got up close and personal with city's snatch'n'dash crooks (aka some bastard stole my laptop)


Re: Maths Abilities?

That's $150 they didn't have to work very hard. That's at least 2 days pay for a part timer bagging groceries.


No fear

There is no fear among thieves. My bizarre justice would have been served if the thief got hit by a car and life ended. People steal just to steal because they don't get prosecuted. I doubt that person would have serious jail time.

Euro eggheads call it: Facebook political ads do change voters' minds – and they worked rather well for Trump in 2016



I'm glad I didn't pay for this research. I'm not sure what the point was other than The Register to allow some to air out their political views. I guess there was a mind block in creating articles.

If you want to escape political bias you would have to die or be in a coma.

My facebook is often littered with ads from purchases I made from developers. Political stuff usually comes from FB friends.

The last paragraph reminds me that governments don't like anything getting big other than itself.

Day two – and Windows 10 October 2018 Update trips over Intel audio


Because there are too many developers in the multimedia industry who think developing for Linux is a waste of time.


Re: Mac user here...

I guess this newest version of 10 works on Bootcamp.


Re: mapped network drives

"The problem with mapped network drives not reconnecting automatically is there in Windows 10, like forever. I believe I saw it occurring even before upgrade to Win10 when I had Win8. So that's hardly a new thing."

Not only do I want to me those developers who continue to mess this up I want to beat those developers/

Half of all Windows 10 users thought: BSOD it, let's get the latest build


My favorite W10 upgrade will be........

Windows 10 Never - they should have that option.

Unloved Microsoft Edge is much improved – but will anyone use it?


All browsers suck

Too dumbed down not smart enough to know every hotkey.

Firefox is regressing. Adobe stuff breaks on it.

Chrome - just can't get use to it after Firefox with the menu bar. I miss google groups.

BTW when did the menu bar seem not necessary to developers?

So if Chrome and FF continue to regress I may go with Edge.

New York Police scrap 36,000 Windows smartphones


Re: Why does she still have that job??

She might even get promoted.

Hell desk to user: 'I know you're wrong. I wrote the software. And the protocol it runs on'


Re: Possible or easy?

Developers are usually terrible at documentation. That's why some pay to have others do it. Instead of debating what could or couldn't be done, a walk through might have worked. In a highly competitive industry you want to make more friends instead of winning debates.

Microsoft's Surface Pro 2017, unhinged: Luxury fondleslab that's good...


I can't move away from roll your own desktops

I could upgrade two machines to some nice hardware for what these cost.

As for not having Thunderbolt.....who cares? There's nothing affordable about Thunderbolt. I don't think it will last very long.

'Nobody's got to use the internet,' argues idiot congressman in row over ISP privacy rules


Re: Another idiot republican politician

You got it wrong. The is no party bias when politician and idiot are in the same sentence. Ever heard the comment about voting to know what's in it.

Term limits!

Trump's plan: Tariffs on electronics, ban on skilled tech migrants, turn off the internet


UK media about as accurate as the the U.S.

I see your media sucks too. I wouldn't buy into it right away.

Free Windows 10 upgrade: Time is running out – should you do it?


Re: Wondering about a couple of things

I would try the inplace upgrade first. It uses the available drivers. You might have to do some extra driver search with a clean install. I have a pro audio card that stopped support after XP. I found Vista 64 beta drivers through their ftp site and W10 is using those drivers. Also an firewire devices may require searching if you do a clean install.

One thing I have W10 credit is it will support legacy devices.

I know usually a clean install is best on a new OS but I only had a problem on one system and that fix was to create a new user folder. The old one was corrupt.

I know when I installed W10 when it was still in beta it would not let me create a dual boot.

Do an in place upgrade 1st. You have 30 days. If you don't like it W10 does a great job of reverting back.


Works so far on legacy gear.

I first used it on an Intel system with a Q6600. The add on hardware works.

A few years a ago I bought Windows Anyitme upgrades for my 3 Retail licenses of W7 Home. What bothered me was W7 Pro licenses now turned into OEMs. Eventually the vendor was sued my MS and now gone. After upgrading these to W10 they are now back to retail versions. The W10 retail licenses will still allow for hardware changes.

Two are on Windows 10 for good. One I upgraded and reverted back only because I still need XP mode for a certain scanner. If you run any legacy hardware in XP mode you are taking a chance with another virtual machine in W10 of not being able to use that hardware again. BTW I reverted that machine with Acronis 2010.

If you want your free upgrade make an image of your current OS and one of 10 just in case you might want to go back.

How to not get pwned on Windows: Don't run any virtual machines, open any web pages, Office docs, hyperlinks ...


Re: Sad pretty much not being able to use the PC

This is the best use of sarcasm I've seen in a while

Confirmed: How to stop Windows 10 forcing itself onto PCs – your essential guide


Couldn't find any of that stuff

Checked the reg (W7 Pro) I couldn't find any of the reg keys. Seems bogus to me.

Still running IE10? Not for long, says Microsoft


Tired of dumbed down browsers

Edge as in what? Don't like it at all. Still using Firefox since it has menus. Google isn't great either.

Why Microsoft yanked its latest Windows 10 update download: It hijacked privacy settings


Old News

Every Windows f'update changes network and share settings. Advance share settings do not work in W10.

We tried using Windows 10 for real work and ... oh, the horror


Be careful of Free Windows 10

If you have a retail license of 7 or 8, your free 10 may be just like an OEM which means certain changes in hardware will make you have to buy a new license.

Free Windows 10 could mean the END for Microsoft and the PC biz


I call it the Crap Store

"Windows 7 doesn’t work with Microsoft app-store apps." All the more to like Windows 7. I have a W8 craptop. Apps like Zinio Reader are terrible on W8.

Don't care for Office 365 either. Subscription based works for Adobe because they have Photoshop. Outside of Windows 7 nothing great has come out of Microsoft. The Ballmer legacy. Apple will miss hm.


I think that's why many will not jump on the free upgrade. If you have multiple systems where hardware vendors will not have driver support for older but great functioning devices upgrading is expensive. On 4 machines I would have almost every audio device with no driver support unless MS allows W7 drivers.

Windows 8.1 Update: Throws desktop drones a bone but still as TOUCHY as ever


I hate the CrApp Store.

Some apps are terrible for W8 like Zinio Reader using a laptop. I went to the dark side of the force by getting an iPad. Zinio and Netflix work much better.

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


How about another website

A website that has Are You Running Windows 8? Then it says Sorry We'll Do Better Next Time.

Barnes & Noble's Nook freed from Windows, WinPhone apps pledge


P Young

Maybe they will find a way to ruin it like W8.

Microsoft haters: You gotta lop off a lot of legs to slay Ballmer's monster


Ballmer is good for Apple.

When Microsoft releases something new (W8, XBox) people get pissed. When Apple releases something people want to buy. MS reminds me of the political party you vote for and they go their own way.


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