* Posts by Glenturret Single Malt

246 posts • joined 30 Apr 2014


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

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Re: Settings, Settings Everywhere

"having some of the settings in the settings app, others in the control panel has been p*ssing me off since Windows 8."

I agree that it is an annoying feature of W10. There is no Settings app in my currently fully up to date W8.1 (apart from right click on the Windows symbol which gives shortcuts to some of the things that are in Control Panel anyway). So I don't understand how you can have been p*ssed off.

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Re: Sounds a bit rough, but that's not what bothers me.

"as in Windows 8.1 - where tiles can't be moved around by drag and drop"


I have just left this fascinating document for a moment to confirm that I created my own categories of tiles and moved the tiles into each one by dragging and dropping and that I can still move them around. Yes, confirmed.

Giant male member spontaneously ejaculates over Norway

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Re: insidious ejaculation


Whoops, sorry, didn't read far enough.

The wonderful madness of metrics: Different things to different folk

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Transit vans

Interestingly, the use of a "fully loaded transit van" as a yardstick (metric?) for measuring the porosity of legal agreements fits nicely with the theme of the article. Is that a transit van stuffed to the roof inside but looking from the outside no different from an empty transit van? Or is it like the sort of thing that you find in e.g. Asian countries, piled high on the roof with luggage and with people clinging to every possible handhold on the outside and with a profile that is about twice the size of an empty van?

Finally! It's the year of Linux on the desktop TITSUP

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There was Mandrake the Magician in comics when I was a lad. Was he copyrighted by Marvel or some such?

New Windows 10 Build 10122 aims to fix file association hijacking

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Control Panel

Right click on Microsoft symbol and there it is.

Windows 10 hands on: Build 10074 is for the brave - but it's pretty snazzy

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Re: Freeze-up problems

Wow! Seems to be fixed.

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Freeze-up problems

I have W10 installed on an old Sony Viao laptop (about 5-6 years old) and I cannot use the Synaptic touchpad because as soon as I do whole thing freezes up. This is exactly the same as the previous build. The only solution found so far is to uninstall the touch pad and use a USB mouse instead.

Loose lips slip when Windows 10 ships: 'End of July' says AMD CEO

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You are incredulous, it is incredible.

Swedish city demands £40,000 to repair teenage hacking spree

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Re: How do you say...

The point is that "pour encourager les autres" isn't about encouraging or discouraging at all. The verb is being used ironically. The phrase is often associated with another much-argued word, decimate. If the occupying Romans had to put down a local uprising, then they might kill a tenth of the subdued male population "pour encourager les autres".

'Just a kid' Zuck's word is his bond ... but NOT in his backyard, lawsuit claims

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Re: Markie Sugar town Cannot be Trusted

What connection do this and the next few comments have with the article?

The Revenue achieved RECORD numbers of e-tax returns ... by NOT shifting to GOV.UK

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Re: Design...

The BBC, The Guardian and The Scotsman have all recently created considerably more unhappiness than The Register.

IT knowledge is as important as Maths, says UK.gov

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"the committee doubted whether teachers currently have the ability to deliver relevant digital skills."

There are many schools currently where some teachers do not have the ability to deliver adequate mathematical and scientific skills.

Russian revolution: YotaPhone 2 double-screen JANUS MOBE

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Re: Wht's the point really ?


"Its" is an exception to the rule about the possessive having an apostrophe.

"It's" means "It is".

SWINGBELLIES! Take heed! Drinking WINE is good for your LIVER

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Re: 2lewd

Is that a female body shown in the photograph at the head of the article?

Lugging an HPC cluster to the plane as carry-on luggage? DON'T

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Language problem

Language problem? Singapore?

They do speak English pretty well there in my experience.

Maybe the language problem is behind the microphone.

Landlines: The tech that just won't die

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Re: BT bashing

Could someone please explain the reason for hostility towards Direct Debit. I have been using it for many years and have never had a problem with BT, energy companies, TV licensing or insurance premiums. The advantage of being able to organise regular payments from my bank account at a time that suits me vastly outweighs the chore of having to make every payment individually. I do still get a monthly paper bank statement and that coupled with online checks provides sufficient reassurance.

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Re: Call filtering

I used to have a 1571 reply message set up saying "If your number is not clearly shown, I will not be answering and you have now wasted the cost of a call. If your call really is important, please leave a voice message." Unfortunately, I had to abandon that when they started charging for 1571.

Alabama tops US teacher-pupil sex league

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Re: Inanimate objects?

It says in the article that "the victim (the postbox?????) rang the police."

Pull up the Windows 10 duvet and pretend Win8 and Vista were BAD DREAMS

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What exactly is painful about switching between desktop mode and the other one? It involves touching one key on the keyboard - something I have now just done over 100 times without rolling on the floor in agony.

Windows 7 MARKED for DEATH by Microsoft as of NOW

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Re: 711

My son's car in Thailand (where they also drive on the left) has the indicators on the opposite side to my own car here. It makes for an interesting first few days each time I go there or return here.

Windows XP beats 8.1 in December market share stats

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Re: Support is impossible @Dave Horn

Right click on unwanted tile. Select "unpin from start".

Ye Bug List

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Daily newsletter

There was no content in today's newsletter (Monday 5th January) as received by Thunderbird and BT Yahoo Mail. However, the version seen using Outlook was complete.

Renault Captur: Nobody who knows about cars will buy this

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Re: 'drive like a christian'???

As my son informs me, Thai drivers have as the basis of their driving technique the motto "Buddha will provide".

Who wants SLEEP DEPRIVATION for Christmas?

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Reading in bed

Am I the only person who finds that reading in bed is very uncomfortable especially if you are trying to keep your arms and shoulder warm. As a canny Scot, my bedroom heating goes off before I go to bed and the room cools down very rapidly. If you are sitting up propped by pillows, then you might as well be in an armchair elsewhere.

30,000 people buy a box of BOVINE EXCREMENT

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Re: "Don't beaches have sand?"

Brighton beach doesn't and it must be one of the best known and most photographed in the world.

Branson sinks sub dream: Plan to explore Earth's bottom scrapped

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Mysteries of the deep

So, Branson has decided against plumbing the depths for profit.

Boffins weigh in to perfect kilogram quest with LEGO kit

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Are we talking about mass here, not weight?

Microsoft says January Windows 10 build will excite sysadmins

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focused not focussed

This week it rained in San Francisco and the power immediately blew out. Your tech utopia

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benifited not benefitted.

Kaspersky: That 2 years we took to warn you about Regin ? We had good reason

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Re: Re. Legspin

Scuze, pliz. Zat "tosser", eez not that ze same as "chucker"?

Apple knob refusenik Sir Jony Ive handed award - for talking BOLLOCKS

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Re: Talking of plain English

He may be a nob (posh, loads of money) but is he a knob?

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Re: Talking of plain English

Step 2 (Wristwatch) is only straightforward if the wristwatch has an old-fashioned analogue display (circle of numbers, big hand, little hand). In that case appreciation of the time is essentially instantaneous

If, however, the watch has a digital display, the procedure becomes more like: Twist wrist to face owner, curse, fumble in pocket for spectacle case, open it and put on specs (assuming I haven't left them on my desk upstairs if I am downstairs or in the kitchen downstairs if I am upstairs, read display, mentally convert it to a "real" time (e.g. 15:48 becomes Ah, nearly ten to four), make short trip tp local shop to buy new battery for old-style watch.

Brit smut slingers shafted by UK censors' stiff new stance

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Le Vice Anglais

Nice throwaway comment about caning in boarding schools. Just a pity that it has been banned for about 35 years.

Assange™ slumps back on Ecuador's sofa after detention appeal binned

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"Slumps back on sofa"

Sofa? They must have very luxurious bathroom facilities in the Ecuador embassy.

Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The MIGHTY Scotch egg

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Re: Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The MIGHTY Scotch egg

In this part of the world, Stornoway black pudding is the connoisseurs' choice.

It’s PAYBACK time as HUMANS send a PROBE up ALIEN body

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Hoots, mon

Should have been made clearer that the reference to Scotland was related to the CRICKET World Cup.

Bullish Vodafone barges back into UK consumer broadband market

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Is this a piss-taking competition to see who can use the largest number of abbreviations/acronyms in the smallest number of words or are these messages all real and meaningful?

I can't tell.

GOD particle MAY NOT BE GOD particle: Scientists in shock claim

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Re: Just to be clear...

I am in sympathy with your observation. The sentence sounds clumsy and sort of wrong. However, my Chambers Dictionary (1994 edition) defines data as "n.pl. (but commonly used as singular)". So I fear that you are fighting a losing (lost already?) battle.

Microsoft's TV product placement horror: CNN mistakes Surface tabs for iPAD stands

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Re: I hate product placement...

My response to product placement is more usually along the lines of "Oh, look, they've got one of those things the same as we have/used to have" rather than "That looks good, I must get one for myself".

IT jargon is absolutely REAMED with sexual double-entendres

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Re: Pegging order?

Alistair: Keep your pecker up!

iCloud fiasco: 100 FAMOUS WOMEN exposed NUDE online

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Re: Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton and Ariana Grande

Having googled Kate Upton, I was pleasantly surprised to find that she does have some flesh to display and is not one of those anorexic stick insect creatures that inhabit many fashion photographs nowadays.

Windows 7 settles as Windows XP use finally starts to slip … a bit

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21 to 14 is a drop to 67% of the initial value, 31 to 24 is a drop to 77% of the initial value.

I make the first one a faster decline.

It's Google HQ - the British one: Reg man snaps covert shots INSIDE London offices

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Re: It behooves one ...

Americans say "behooves", Brits say "behoves" (according to my Chambers Dictionary). I think the word behooves has been a back construction from "behoof" which doesn't really have anything to do with behoves.

Don't put that duffel bag full of cash in the hotel room safe

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Emirates economy class hands out metal cutlery.

Firefox, is that you? Version 29 looks rather like a certain shiny rival

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Re: Nearly

Palemoon now on v24.5 - not so very far behind FF in frequency of updates


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