* Posts by anonymous boring coward

1560 posts • joined 21 Jan 2015

GE goes with Apple: Not the Transformation you were looking for, Satya?

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I only wish Apple wouldn't stop supporting their hardware so quickly given that OSX works so well on older hardware. If more corporate customers could influence this, that would be nice.

OSX for PC would be nice too, with an old fashioned one-off license payment. Not going to happen of course, unless some monopoly situation arises and legislation gets involved -like in the good old days when the information industry didn't have it all their own way.

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Yes, British F-35 engines must be sent to Turkey for overhaul

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Re: Well that's just great.

'The US?"

We can be pretty sure it's time limited in the US at least.

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Will there be duties to be payed after Brexit?

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Windows Fall Creators Update is here: What do you want first – bad news or good news?

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Re: Inivitably!

Smooth sailing indeed -as always with MS updates!

Who doesn't love giving up the PC for 3-5 hours so that MS can increase their invasion of privacy?

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Re: Start menu

Hang on!

What does having a secure system have to do with accepting MS spying on you and treating YOUR machine as if it was theirs?

BTW. MS virus scanner has never ever found anything here. Regardless of my system update frequency.

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Re: Inivitably!

What sort of stupid fanboy would downvote a post like that?

If you did that you must search your fanboy soul and deal with your issues.

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Re: Yay!

"Photo Viewer still works!"

But is it still as feature rich and good as ever?

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Re: search is still crap

i suspect that MS prioritises finding ads and other crap online much higher than finding your own stuff locally. It has to serve up something that adds to their coffers before letting you get on with your day.

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" it's just that it requires work after installing to establish privacy"

How much work?

And how trustworthy privacy?

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Cortana?

Are you guys aware that in order to talk to your PC/Mac/Entertainment Hub, it will have to have an active microphone that listens to everything being said and done in the house?

Are you?

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Linux kernel community tries to castrate GPL copyright troll

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Re: I'm confused

Hang on!

I don't think the GPL gives any particular rights to FSF?

I won't look it up right now, but I would be astonished if that was the case!

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Re: > Leeching

They should be forced to release their source code. In any case, a single individual shouldn't reap benefits from a massive collective effort -it's not as if the offending company used only his small parts of the software. That's why it's leeching.

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Re: How long before...

Ahh! PulseAudio! I assumed systemd.. Hang on.. He is in both of them!

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Nah. He sounds just like a leaching parasite. Nothing more.

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Ex-TalkTalk chief grilled by MPs on suitability to chair NHS Improvement

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OMG!

Guess the NHS simply can't afford anything better nowadays..

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No, the FCC can't shut down TV stations just because Donald Trump is mad at the news

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Re: Who asked for you to put your oar in?

Those jokes are just sub-standard! (Geddit?)

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P.S: Trump tweets whatever stupid sh*t he feels like. Guess that too needs curbing?

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Free speech. Heard of the concept?

Inconvenient for the establishment.

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Re: Actually

"Ah, for those days when journalists had a bit of spirit."

Let's spare a thought for the murdered blogger/journalist on Malta.

Some certainly have shown massive spirit.

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Re: Actually

'BTW the Hitler references are a bit old don't you think?'

Hitler is old.

Obviously Hitler was much more intelligent than Trump, though.

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Quick, someone MRI scan the effing moron and check how much empty space there is in that fat scull!

Something is rotting in there.

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Combinations? Permutations? Those words don't mean what you think they mean

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Nice clickbait!

Who is Dick in that photo?

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Man prosecuted for posting a picture of his hobby on Facebook

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Re: Nazi

This reminds me of Plebgate!

The UK plod seem a lot more interested in protecting their touchy egos than actually fighting crime and antisocial behaviour.

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Sorry. Still an idiot.

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Re: "Conducting himself in a disorderly manner"

Just don't understand how this is punishable? Are there some sex toys that are legal, and some that aren't? Or are all illegal? Seems very British this verdict somehow..

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So the plod wasn't willfully fixing the evidence, but was just totally and utterly incompetent?

Either way, not so good -would you agree?

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Re: Police Scotland = Morons with time on their hands

'Can anyone tell me why the Judge was prepared to find this man guilty?"

i guess he/she is thick as a plank, and/or demented.

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Re: Police Scotland = Morons with time on their hands

Around here you'd never see a policeperson outside a car. Too busy eating cake, is my guess. The local hooligans always have a field day.

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To Russia, with love: Greek court now says Bitcoin fraud suspect could be tried at home

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Downvoted? I'm pretty sure I only spoke the truth!

Putinbots here?

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Isn't Russia a dictatorship with sketchy rule of law?

Also, Russia has the death sentence (decided by Putin, executed by former KGB).

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US Congress mulls first 'hack back' revenge law. And yup, you can guess what it'll let people do

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Re: 150,000,000 americans plus several million others can hack Equifax?

Spoofing headers may fool some typical users. It won't make any difference to NSA however.

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"I am curious why those with massive data files (cough, cough, Equifax), don't have 'red dye-packs' buried in their data files. They would be buried routines that would trigger some event if they were moved from one network/operating system/whatever to another."

Data isn't generally executed. Things don't quite happen in the way it does in movies, most of the time. Although Microsoft has tried hard to make it really insecure by running all sorts of sh*t that should never be run, on the altar if being "friendly".

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Very intelligent. Vigilante law. Real victims won't have the resources, so they will turn to a suitable avenger, for a fee of course. Proof that they were wronged in the first place? Details... That can be arranged too.

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'Israel hacked Kaspersky and caught Russian spies using AV tool to harvest NSA exploits'

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Well, the obvious prime suspect in any information leak is obviously Trump. I suspect he gets very little information nowadays. Probably mostly things like: "it's bedtime now, Mr Trump", and that sort of thing.

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Re: Avast / CCleaner related?

"Anything over and above that, including the attacking or attempted destruction of Israel would be anathema to people who support BDS today"

That's a bit like saying that the Soviet communists didn't support the less extreme socialists in the west. Not true.

BDS can inflict damage on Israel, so of course it will be supported by the most extreme proponents, as well as more moderate ones. Better be careful not to end up a tool of the latter.

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ok, I haven't bothered doing this on Safari yet. I remember that the most popular ad blocker was worse than the ads, so I mainly use No Script. I do have Firefox for OSX, but prefer Safari for reading things that need quick and smooth resizing. Any recommendations for Safari ad/script blocking?

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"it has the potential to access a hell of a lot of stuff"

If by "a hell of a lot" you mean "everything", then, yes.

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To El Reg: Why do ads jump into view when zooming in using Safari (in OSX in this case)?

An ad on the side basically decides to move into view obscuring the actual article text, if I enlarge the web page. Absurd and annoying!

Right now it's some M&S broiler jumping all over the place.

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So how does the Arab world treat the Palestinians, then?

Like the front line to be sacrificed to eliminate Israel, perhaps?

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Re: There must be a market

How much is Apple worth now?

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the disclosure means someone in the US intelligence community is prepared to leak against – and put an abrupt end to – an Israeli operation known to America because Israel trusted its intelligence pals

Was it Trump?

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Microsoft's foray into phones was a bumbling, half-hearted fiasco, and Nadella always knew it

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Re: I didn't understand the phone market, so I exited it.

'That's basically what Nadella did. He needed "differentiating"? If so, why he turned Windows into a Google-like slurping and ads operations?'

End users don't see this, and don't understand these things. All they know is that it's Windows that can run Windows programs on a PC.

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Re: And yet

The only problem with 10 S for the vast majority of users is that the software they might want to install is not yet available from the Store.

Presumably another problem is ms charging percentage of the purchase price of any app? Meaning that any more expensive real PC application is unsuitable for the app store.

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Open source sets sights on killing WhatsApp and Slack

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Open standards are essential, and have little to do with open source.

You seem very confused. Almost as confused as "most people" that you cite.

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Microsoft silently fixes security holes in Windows 10 – dumps Win 7, 8 out in the cold

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Re: Sure Microsoft is slow.. but,

Money rules. The pride in the product doesn't go to the top. Just look at the leaders MS has had.

That's the difference compared to Apple as it was under Jobs, and hopefully still is. (Scully was more of the MS mold.)

MS has always been a money-first company where they can delay fixing things for decades no matter how easy to fix and how annoying the problem is just because they just don't give a sh*t. Scant attention to detail. Just look at the horrible hodge-podge the settings panels are in Win 10 (with all the old stuff under the hood).

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Re: Sure Microsoft is slow.. but,

Hasn't Google said it would give some amount of time for fixes to be implemented, before publishing the vulns? Also, aren't they open to dialogue and extending this time?

If, on the other hand, the high and mighty MS can't be arsed to spend money to fix vulns, then the only way to make it happen is to actually do what you promised, i.e. publish. MS is lazy and stingy, and prefers spending money on glossy ads to fixing things.

MS doesn't have pride in their stuff. They need a cost-benefit (to them) analysis for everything they do (Ford Pinto style). There are decades old issues in Windows that they will never bother to address.

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Re: Perhaps money will talk louder:

I can request a fix without paying for support. The outcome will be the same.

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Judge says US govt has 'no right to rummage' through anti-Trump protest website logs

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Someone has to try to stop the jackboots from stomping around unhindered.

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CBS's Showtime caught mining crypto-coins in viewers' web browsers

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Re: An option for SETI@home?

You do know that a hard working CPU uses a lot more energy than an idling one, right?

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Re: An option for SETI@home?

It's a "super good idea" to create money (which usually is a cheap piece of paper or metal, if it even exists physically at all), by using precious energy. Especially with global warming happening. Not.

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