* Posts by dddandan

5 posts • joined 11 Mar 2014

Windows 10 Anniversary Update draws nearer with Inky preview



Honestly, the strategy for Windows is just awful - it really is time to have a rethink. Nobody wants one operating system that works on all devices, it's a totally pointless goal that's proving elusive anyway.

GCHQ: Crypto's great, we're your mate, don't be like that and hate



How is it possible that they still don't seem to 'get it'? Either encryption is secure, or it isn't. Refusing to call a backdoor a backdoor doesn't change anything.

Their argument now seems to be a continued rehash of what we've heard before: "Oh we agree everything should be totally secure, but sometimes we just have to get in when the real bad guys are involved."

Utter nonsense. People who know absolutely nothing about the simple mathematical principles trying to legislate their way into total surveillance freedom by deception is getting old.

GDS monopoly leaves UK.gov at risk of IT cock-ups, warns report


Here here. Not sure why there is so much bashing of GDS. IMO they're doing a great job, it's nice to see standards, forward thinking and real innovation in services like GOV.UK when any private supplier would double the delivery price for half of the quality in triple the time.

Satisfy my scroll: El Reg gets claws on Windows 8.1 spring update


Re: Windows 9?

Nail on the head.


Thankfully Ballmer has gone and can take most of the blame with him - providing Windows 9 is substantially different. Considering they've struggled with consistency even in the product name (years, letters, numbers, words) I'm hoping for another total change in direction. Merge the two device's UI when it makes sense, but please don't try and turn my PC into a mobile device, or my mobile device into a PC.

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