* Posts by iMap

36 posts • joined 26 Jan 2015

Remember Netbooks? Windows 10 makes them good again!

iMap

Fry your hardware

Out of the frying pan...into the fire,

by putting Windows 10 on an invaluable netbook IMHO

It's 2016 and a font file can own your computer

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Joke

Septic Fónt$

This reminds me of a virus loaded font back in the early 2000's.

#Tag $hít[]whát@[]Háppened[]tó[]my[]fónt$!

VirusTotal bashes bad BIOSes with forensic firmware fossicker

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My/ Our systems work, this could bork them forcing a purchase of new replacement devices.

Stay clear of unfounded claims I say or use at your own pearl.

Angler exploit kit now hooking execs with Xmas Flash hole

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FAIL

The Flashing Blade

'The flashing blade' TV series spring to mind, there is no truce here, Adobe Flash is dead!

No escape: Microsoft injects 'Get Windows 10' nagware into biz PCs

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Flame

BYTEBACK at M$

Well, looks like we'll have to get Crash Overide and Acid burn on the MS case

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Re: I am not a fucking product.

Ouch!! the impact of this on small business sector...

Send an invoice with screen dump/ log file to MS for every crash/ BSOD!

Fucking Leaches!

Upvote applied

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Come in Internet Explorers, your time is up. Or not. Up to you

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Re: Other Benefits

Didn't know IE affected DPRK linux, learn something new every day..

Surely not a western OS in NK?

No £160m for you: BT to receive termination notice from Cornwall before Christmas

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Re: I may be old fashioned but...

They've done that from the early/ mid nineties.

T for Tories?

Thanks for playing: New Linux ransomware decrypted, pwns itself

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http://labs.bitdefender.com/wp-content/plugins/download-monitor/download.php?id=Decrypter_0.2.zip

It's that good at what it does, it has killed itself !!

This was available earlier

Mozilla to boot all plugins from Firefox … except Flash

iMap

Perhaps Mozilla fears what happened to Cupertino's App Store, developers downloading infested programs to create plug-ins and distributing them globally via plug-ins on FF.

Who knows, just a hunch..

WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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it's all very linear..

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'Ah my young padawan, use the GeForce instead, if it hurts your head'

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From the film The Matrix Treeloaded

Agent: 'Mr Anderson, I see you opted for the blue pill'

Neo: 'yes, and I'm out of ear..'

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News Flash...

and the search for the missing laboratory mouse with the human ear on it's back continues.

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Facepalm

I did see an Ewok but, wood you listen?

Weird garbled Windows 7 update baffles world – now Microsoft reveals the truth

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FAIL

'Rogue Patch'...

probably another attempt to install telemetry update for Win7 users to migrate to Win10 disguised as a language pack!

I ain't movin' (until 2020 that is) then it's linux across my network...

unless MS get rid of that stupid tile system UI

BBC joins war against Flash, launches beta HTML5 iPlayer

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Holmes

Overdue news..

Personally, I haven't used adobe flash player for years, nice to see the BBC is finally making a move to drop this security/ flaw encrusted crapware from the last century (macromedia-adobe)

Live long and prosper HTML5.

VW’s case of NOxious emissions: a tale of SMOKE and MIRRORS?

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Re: So..

Swings and roundabouts over a potential health and safety environmental risk which can be adjusted by UK Govt and DVLA. A future problem for the NHS per chance if no changes are implemented?

I'm sure that VW aren't the only manufacturers to have done/ doing this.

iMap

So..

Given that the UK road fund licence (Road Tax) is based on emmission, who is going to pay for this outrage, the VW owner, VW or will DVLA just bury it's head in the sand?

Indianapolis man paints his ball every day – for FORTY YEARS

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and..after 40 years, he still doesn't like the colour!

Microsoft starts to fix Start Menu in new Windows 10 preview

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FAIL

Just on reading your comment, I had to log in and agree to up your score.

Which is why I'm sticking with Windows 7 Pro till 2020 then, it's a complete migration to linux. (1/3rd there already)

Those in corporate power often abuse it in the quest to make THEIR mark on a product, no matter what. Unfortunately, it's at the end user experience that suffers.

Jeez! a full monitor screen just to see your programs etc..{FAIL}

Change is a good thing but, not always for the better and If it ain't broke, don't fix IT!

Did GCHQ illegally spy on you? Now you can find out – from this page

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'where you can provide personally identifiable information'

Surely by willfully providing the information, you are opening the floodgates to future exploits and security measures no matter whether it's a charity or not!

If you are not on the list, you soon will be..

Go on you know you want to check it out!

Don't want to upgrade to Windows 10? You'll download it WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT

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There is a way to prevent this happening by only receiving critical updates via windows update and removing the following patches from your system, then hiding them in Windows Update.

Still on W7Pro 32 & 64 bit with no nags for GWX or the stealth upgrade.

Telemetry Patches removed from my systems (so far):

KB2876229 SKYPE. (I dont use it)

KB3035583

KB2990214

KB3021917

KB3068708 Telemetry

KB2592687

KB2660075

KB2506928

KB2952664 x2

KB3050265

KB2726535

KB2994023

KB3022345 Replaced by KB3068708 Telemetry

KB3022345 Caused false sfc result

KB2545698 (IE9)

KB3065987

KB3080149

KB3075249

Takes around 20 mins to do but, well worth it to have your personal computer back (correct as of 11/09/15)

[Updated due to having full descriptions of patches which were not available at the time of release.]

RDP and Russian Ruble new symbol (non telemetry, adware, spying etc..)

Better safe than sorry at the time :-D

iMap

Never used the ruble symbol, and not likely to on a Windows based PC ;-)

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Re: @iMap

Yup, been on these sites also, interesting reading, I have these bookmarked on my linux pc.

iMap

These are all either 'recommended' or 'optional' patches, if Microsoft put any of these in the 'Critical' catagory then they would be open to a lawsuit.

There are websites dedicated to informing the end users of the function of these patches with some very vague reasons to install them when you look up the Microsoft KB articles.

Some have even gone so far as to generate scripts to remove these patches.

As I have stated before, Redmond have adopted the Cupertino business model for their operating systems, the first clue was in removing 'patch Tuesday'.

Whichever way you look at it, we are being forced to install malware and spyware via updates and patches.

IMHO, this is creating an excellent opportunity for Linux distros to step in and dominate on Personal Computers.

No wonder PC sales are down over the last 6 months.

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There is a way to prevent this happening by only receiving critical updates via windows update and removing the following patches from your system, then hiding them in Windows Update.

Still on W7Pro 32 & 64 bit with no nags for GWX or the stealth upgrade.

Telemetry Patches to remove from system (so far):

KB2876229 SKYPE. (I dont use it)

KB2923545 RDP

KB2970228

KB3035583

KB2990214

KB3021917

KB3068708 Telemetry

KB2592687

KB2660075

KB2506928

KB2952664 x2

KB3050265

KB2726535

KB2994023

KB3022345 Replaced by KB3068708 Telemetry

KB3022345 Caused false sfc result

KB2545698 (IE9)

KB3065987

KB3080149

KB3075249

Takes around 20 mins to do but, well worth it to have your personal computer back (correct as of 11/09/15)

They’re FAT. They’re ROUND. They’re worth almost a POUND. Smart waaatch, smart waaatch

iMap

spyware in a timepiece

Yet another Tag in so many ways..but I'd rather have a REAL Tag watch

Where you are, what you are buying etc..spyware in a timepiece.

NSA, Governments, Google et al will be happy

Twenty years since Windows 95, and we still love our Start buttons

iMap

Well, windows 95 was good for Quake and dual booting with Windows NT 4.0 on a 3.2Gb Quantum Bigfoot hard-drive, 200MHz Pentium and 32Mb of EDO ram. But prefered NT4 hands down.

ah, the good old days..

One in eight mobile calls in India drops out __ ___ middle of your chat

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PhilW:

'If only their damned call centres would drop out after 20 seconds!'

Now that's what I call wishful thinking!

FAIL: Windows 10 bulk patch produces INFINITE CRASH LOOP

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Ballmer's legacy lives on..

..tile style without the grout!

Having adopted Cupertino's business model, (chuck out beta upgrades/ updates on a continual process), this is to be expected. The dropping of 'Patch Tuesday' was a big clue!

Get used to it!

So glad I'm still on Windows 7 Pro and Linux LXDE

Windows 7 and 8.1 market share surge, XP falls behind OS X

iMap

Win 7 Pro 64bit and Win 7 Pro 32bit will be suffice for me till January 14, 2020.

My only need to upgrade is for a newer Direct X API release that will significantly make a difference for gaming and graphics work. I'm not in favour of the 'metro' visual style tile crap.

I am pretty sure Redmond have adopted Cupertino's business model, chuck out beta upgrades/ updates on a continual process, which is why M$ is giving Win10 for free within a year or so. The clue for me was the dropping of 'Patch Tuesday'.

Enough is enough: It's time to flush Flash back to where it came from – Hell

iMap

Re: What are these ads people are talking about?

NoScript has done the job for me for years, what ads?

iMap

Steve Jobs was right!

"It's old. It's rubbish for mobile. Namaste" and not only for mobile..

This antiquated plug-in has a legacy of security risks that outweight the benefits.

Adobe, just pull it, bin it and put the pressure on webmasters to update to html5,

generate work for the masses!

Welcome to Spartan, Microsoft's persuasive argument for... Chrome

iMap

I'll stick with Firefox and DuckDuck Go with various essential plug-ins on my distro.

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