* Posts by sz54c8

11 posts • joined 8 Mar 2017

Microsoft's Windows 10 Workstation adds killer feature: No Candy Crush

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Weren't Minesweeper and Solitaire mouse training programs for the early days of PCs? Or is that apocryphal?

Murdoch's Fox empire is set to become a literal Mickey Mouse outfit

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Awesome!

Does this mean the X-Men and Deadpool can now join The Avengers?

Osama Bin Laden had copy of Resident Evil, smut, in compound

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Re: Probably gone down

I remember reading the Seals were ordered to cut his body up and throw it out over the Hindukush. But when they returned the Obama regime had decided to go public rather than keep the op a secret for political purposes. So they had to come up with a cover story - the "burial at sea". Just something I read, YMMV.

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

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Re: erm isn't this what law enforcement is for?

Christ, Bob. I'm pretty right-wing, politics-wise, here in the UK. But you are what we call here in the north-east "a ferkin fruitcake"

2019: The year that Microsoft quits Surface hardware

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Double "Hmmm"

Hey El Reg, nice to see you've deleted my post (which was originally the first one on this article) pointing out the error in your proof-reading,, after you corrected it. Censoring criticism much?

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America throws down gauntlet: Accept extra security checks or don't carry laptops on flights

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Re: How about if we stop making more terrorists in the first place?

Not entirely sure that the ISIS terrorism problem is really all about US interventionism - this is from their own propaganda "Even if you were to stop bombing us, imprisoning us, torturing us, vilifying us, and usurping our lands, we would continue to hate you because our primary reason for hating you will not cease to exist until you embrace Islam"

But totally agree that laptop ban is just a power exercise - it's not making anyone safer, IMHO

Windows 10 Creators Update preview: Lovin' for Edge and pen users, nowt much else

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This will fix that for you ... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BdzZlTiSFyI&t=1s

Enterprise patching... is patchy, survey finds

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Re: And that also assumes. . .

I think you can remove IE from Win10 now...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmOVBgdgvJw ...not really a reason to upgrade though...

Avast blocks the entire internet – again

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Breaks OpenDNS as well...

Avast has a tendency to arbitrarily override my OpenDNS settings I have set for the kids' machines. Not really what you want to see from a security software provider, removing your security settings...

Kodi-pocalypse Now? Actually, it's not quite here yet

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Maybe just drop your prices and kill illegal streaming? Not likely though

You know, if TV services were available at a reasonable rate - say £20 a month for a decent wadge of premium sports and the very latest movies - I dare say streaming of illegal content would drop right down. But £100+ for a full Sky package is a chunk of change that puts a big dent in many a budget. When CDs were ridiculously expensive, music piracy was rife. Now that you can buy tracks for a much more reasonable rate, I'm of the opinion that it seems to have dropped off. Greed drives streaming of illegal content through Kodi, people who can't justify the exorbitant costs of TV packages see it as a reasonable option. Unfortunately the big media companies wouldn't dare to drop prices simply in the name of attracting a higher volume of subscribers - they'd sooner lobby to get anyone streaming illegally through Kodi sent to jail, probably.

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