* Posts by Michael Habel

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BOFH: Is everybody ready for the meeting? Grab a crayon – let's get technical

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When is the next story?

Its been over Two Months now without a new BoFH story.

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Wasted worker wasps wanna know – oi! – who are you looking at?

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Unfortunatebee

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W.A.S.P.

...And here I thought they were all sexual perverts. Then again that might have been the 80s Metal Band. I used to listen to.

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The last phablet? 6.4in Samsung Galaxy Note 9 leaves you $1k lighter, needs 'water cooling'

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Re: Nobody buys Samsung anymore...

And, their Tablets even less so.

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Kaspersky VPN blabbed domain names of visited websites – and gave me a $0 reward, says chap

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Re: sell it to the black hats and ...

Both but, ultimately the former.

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Click this link and you can get The Register banned in China

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Re: whatever’s wrong ...

I think you ment to say problems imposed on the World by, the likes of Macron, Merkel and, May, along with the cronie presscore who support them.

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Sorry, Neil Armstrong. Boffins say you may not have been first life-form to set foot on the Moon

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Re: Good!

They aimed for the Moon alright. But, alas Wernher Von Braun wasn't there anymore, and ended up hitting Bruxelles instead.

And, yet there are plenty of nutterz out there saying how great it would be... (For there Wallets), to get back into bed with that lot. Me? I still wondering if anyone was awake for History 101 after getting the Memo about how jolly rotten that little man with the funny looking mustash was?

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How much do you think Cisco's paying erstwhile Brit PM David Cameron?

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So...

They didn't tell him that he'd have to head off to the Backend of the Queue then? Imagine that...

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Why Google won't break a sweat about EU ruling

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Re: Fixed it for you

Re: Playing by their Rules...

Well how is that a bad, or unfair thing again? Apparently this agreement has been good enough these nearly last 10 Years of Android. So why the fuss now? Perhaps Bruxelles could refund MicroSoft all them Fines from the 90's/2k's to reinvigorate their Smartphone sector?

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Fork it! Google fined €4.34bn over Android, has 90 days to behave

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Re: > "And Google technology is far more pervasive than Microsoft's ever was."

I thought it was ok to hate on the so called CIS White Male what with all that privilege, and sheet.

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You're indestructible, always believe in 'cause you are Go! Microsoft reinvents netbook with US$399 ‘Surface Go’

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Re: The Microsoft Slurpage has to STOP!

Nope I got the Memo, alright along with the T-Shirt to prove it. The fact of the matter is no matter how loathsome Facebook might be. It clearly has a small use factor when it directs me to like minded Politicians. With a mind of giving these No-Go-Zones a right swift kick up the backside. Then I start to question if Facebook just might be worthwhile after all.

Alas the local Populace being as open boarderly minded as the are vehemently ended up voting for the SPD incumbent instead. As was sadly expected.

So it's not all just Pepe the Cat memes over there.

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Re: They're clearly copying Apple.

I wouldn't be at all surprised if a magnesium Win10S Phone surfaces in the near future.

Remind me what the definition of insanity was again? They even have gone as far as to distrory the only single western manufacture of Mobes while attempting to flog this crap that apperently nobody in their right skulls would ever want.

So yes your right the Win10s Phone should land any day now. I look forward to the trusted review of it to appear in this rag when it does.

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Re: The Microsoft Slurpage has to STOP!

Well aren't you sweet. I very much doubt you will even be missed.

While I have my reservations about the "Surveillance-economy" as well, you just might as well support it since the Genie has poped out of the Phablet, and has henceforth since refuesd to return. This agurment should however never extend so far as to encapsulate Windows OS. There is a clear line here, and MicroSoft have clearly crossed it. But, for the sake of an argument in kind. Where was the outrage when Canonical thought it was such a great idea to bundle your File Searches with Amazon results?

If you really genuinely feel this way, why are you even on the Intertubes? Do you not think that the reassuringly tasty cookies this very Website serves up, doesn't also invade your pivacy again when you leave it? And, where there such an aurgument that this Site would never pertake in something so loathsome, then what about the next Website your get off to?

There is a fine line between being woke, and an outright Tinfoil Hat nutter. And, your Post cleary places you into the later.

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Cancelled in Crawley? At least your train has free Wi-Fi now, right?

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Re: If only...

Am I the only one to get the HHGTTG reference?

I should certinly hope not...

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Re: If only...

Whats so great about Point "A", that so many Prople from Point "B" are so keen to get there, and whats so great about Point "B", that so many People from Point "A" are to get there? Why can't People just bloddy work out where the Hell they want to be?

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HP Ink's UK profits tumble nearly 85% – of course Brexit to blame

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Re: Er...

Surly there are better ways to print pretty pictures, such as thermal film transfer method? For me its not so much about the cost, just the inconvenience of unpacking a fresh Cart One day, and coming back to print something (useally a B&W Document), and having to blow though 10+ pages just to clear a ink clog on one of the Printer Heads. Which in turn also blows though a metic f**kton of Ink as well.

I'll gladly admit that Laser isnt alwas the goto answer here. But, for the normiee pleb its a way more saner choice than crappy Ink Jets will ever be.

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Google weeps as its home state of California passes its own GDPR

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Re: Zuck on that Bitch!

NSA vs CIA learn the difference (It could save a life!).

But, in case you weren't aware the CIA does NOT have jurisdiction to officially operate on American Soil. As any good pleb should know that's the boy from Fort George Meade (Odenton md.). a.k.a. the National Security Agency's turf. To spy on its fellow 'Merican's

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Happy birthday, you lumbering MS-DOS-based mess: Windows 98 turns 20 today

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Re: Windows 2000 was the best

So is Ten, an odd number? in any case its still worth giving it a pass. But, i guess a return to the Salmon Days of Win98SE & Win2k. are over now. As its more profitable to spy on your LUsers, and sell then Candy Cush Saga instead.*

While removing things like Chess, and Solitair which had been previously been avalible on earlier versions... But, hay its NOT all a tragidy at least you have DX12 to play with right?

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And, yet its still (for me...), a more desirable MicroSoft OS, than Windows X will ever be. Honestly they could have stoped at Windows98 SE for what it was worth. But, I understand why they wanted to just focus on NT(FS), and so in turn let Windows 9x/Me die. Even if it took three different Service Packs to eventually get XP up, and running. But, by that argument, I guess they could also reseruect XP from the dead as well. I know plenty of People who'd welcome it back.

But, as things stand, I'm already getting comfortable with Linux, cause we all know MicroSoft have nothing with which to replace the aiging Windows 7 with. unless your lucky enough to grab a hold of a valid LST Branch of said Windows X. Which is about the ONLY version of Windows X that's fit to be ran.

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GDPR forgive us, it's been one month since you were enforced…

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Re: Washington Post

Alas why must Friday be so far away?

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Re: disappointed...

A bit like one of those millionaires who threatens to emigrate if someone they don't like wins an election and inevitably doesn't

*does.... (TFTFY)

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Audi chief exec arrested over Dieselgate car emissions scandal

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Re: So lets see....

Destroying evidence is usually very much frowned upon.

Unless your name is Clinton.... That is...

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Seems like a more resonable comp to me. But, with the livelyhoods of so many employees on the line. It wasn't like they could just halt all production, until they managed a leagl way to compliance. Which was what casued them to cheat in the first place.

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So lets see....

Dieselgate first came to light on ~ca. 2013. Some five years latter, should there be anything left to be found. Should be used against this moronic simpleton, to the full effect possible. As anyone (Hopefully with a Brain), would have done the proper thing. al-la Hillery, and would have bitbleached everything, the exact moment their number got into the que.

And my my personal Residence would, likely have been the absolute last place I would care to store such Data in.

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Indiegogo lawyer asks ZX Spectrum reboot firm: Where's the cash?

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Re: What do they expect?

Perhaps in your neck of the woods, or in some Mom, and Pop Shop, where having a larger inventory in something as then seen as a fad, you could raise such an argument. But, then Mom & Pop were not wholesale buying a bunch of ruddy Vapour, with little to show for their investment. So while Mom, and Popsie woud eventully return every other Dollar to their "Shop", whith which to purchase more "Goods" to sell at Retail. I for One absoulty fail to see your analogy here. As buying phyiscally ready made goods =/= as buying into someone elses dream. With almost certain intent to bugger off with the Money, at a moments notice.

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Re: What do they expect?

i.e. Belkin Products, and or your level of disapoint.... Well face it you wern't promised a Rose Garden, and even if you were, you still had at least the Lot. With Crowdfonding you hardly even manage to get that far, as to ascertain if the final Product is such utter crap as all that.

And, I suspect this is the problem with Crowdfunding, after all in your words it's an "Investment". In which there in the problem remains. As is the case with say playing the Stocks. (A more respectable version, which grants its owner a nicley printed Cartificate of Shares in such a Company), upon which Dividands (e.g. Product), can be drawn upon. But, that has never prevented anyone from crashing said Stock, and their Companies, into the ground either.

I can't think of a single thing that has ever came from the Crowdfunded sector, and has since permeated itself into the engraned consciusness of the Public. Sans perhaps the niche Oculus Rift, (Before it got Zucck'ed), or the equally failworthy Ouya. (These last Two having actually making it to Retail).

But, perhaps you'd care to prove otherwise?

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Swiss cops will 'tolerate' World Cup rabble-rousers – for 60 minutes

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Re: Land of cuckoo clocks?

Yes but, will the ex Parrot still pine for the Fjords?

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Re: Japanese Rugby

Using Anime to cite historical records? gb2/Wikipedia

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Re: Or they could vacation in the US

Thats's because you lot follow American Football. A Sport I gather which you disreguard the National Anthem, while handling some Egg shaped Ball. You see that' the problem right there. Its called Football for a reasion, as its a foul to contact the Ball with your arms, or hands. e.g. Foot... Ball (A Sport that is played by kicking a Ball, with ones Feet.)

But, I forgive you lot, it is after all Baseball Season. And that's way more entertaing then a Football Match.

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Re: Being sensible

Most Swiss cantons as well as a lot of Austrian towns including Vienna itself operate a "horn only in emergency" policies with on the spot fines up to 500Euros

I approve of this... In fact they shouold probably doubble the fine, just for fun. in fact I would ask why isnt this the law in ALL European Counties?

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Shatner's solar-powered Bitcoin gambit wouldn't power a deflector shield

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Re: Too late...

It means the growth in demand for power is STILL outpacing the increase in the supply of power

Then I propose we stop wasting the time, and energy on Blue Sky Ideas such as Windwills, and Solar, and get back to what actually works? You know the production of Nuclear Electricity.

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Re: Too late...

I know right its like the Author is making it out like these Miners are just outright stealing the Electrity, instead of being handed off a Bill every Month, and or Year. Who gives a toss about how much these Cats burn up on their hobby? As they will eventually have to cough it up to their Provider(s).

Perhaps insted of building more, and more bird killing eyesores (e.g. Windmills), we could perhaps just do up One, or Two Nuclear Pants instead?

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Creepy software knows what you are about to do... to that poor salad

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Re: In the mean time on our planet

I've got NOT one, but two great reasons why your idea sucks....

1) Poor People you can't even find, as you pit it a "Single Blade of Grass", to eat are also probably also by proxy to be able to afford a nice new shiny AI to teach, them something, the rest of the World had already managed to do several thousands of years ago. (i.e. Moving on from a hunter, gatherer to an agracultual society)

2) Its the bunch of guilty white lib-u-tards, who spend their days dreaming of a Utopia to come. that the Earth is as stuffed up with plus seven BIIl-LION Soulsm, and counting. Where is this net surplus coming from, if most of the well establishd Nations of the Earth are all in birth rate decline (i.e. SE Aaia, Europe, and North America), then?

2A) And where your "Love", for your fellow homeless people littering the streets in any given City? Do they not warrent a thought from people like you, because some asshat like Geldof has desided not to give them as good a press?

Oh yes how nice it could all be....

I would utter something about how aweful such places are, but I'll skip it, and just add that theres no point trying to save everyone at the cost of your own expence. (i.e. See the current migrant crisis, that will everntly if left to its own devices. bring down the European Union as a whole*)

*Not that this is a bad thing. Just, not the way I would rather see it end!

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I'll be more impressed when we will be able to breed an animal that actually wants to be eaten, and is very capable of saying so with the utmost clarity, and distinction.

Meanwhile that poor head of Iceburg Salad final thought, before being torn apart leaf, for leaf, was. 'Oh no, not again!'

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June 2018, and Windows Server can be pwned with a DNS request

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Wouldn't this also not hold true of Google as well? I knew that Chrome used to also have its own custom version of Adobe Flash written into it.... What I'm less sure of is if it still has it. As I'm more of a Firefox / Pale Moon luser myself.

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Woman sues NASA for ownership of vial of space dust

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Re: Nobody Owns Anything

That's deep you should send that into the Readers Digest. They got a page for people like you.

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Michael Habel
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I hear...

A certin CEO over at Aperture Science would love to get his hands on the stuff.

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Re: Three Monoliths just down the hall,

Probably also explains why the rest of the Galaxy wants nothing to do with us. besides being located in the unfashionable western end of said Galaxy. oh yeah we also like to though the term of Belgium 'round a lot too.*

* Not much of a fan when it comes to censorship, but this was a case where the american version got it right.

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Re: The ongoing ruthless take backs.

Yeah they don't want anyone finding out about the hidden NAZI Bunker on the Moon, with the Three Monoliths just down the hall, and to the left.

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Brit drone biz Sensat notches up 29km remote-control flight

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Re: Love the sub title

@ Tom 38, and Sgt_Oddbal

You are both doing it wrong ya gotta respect the old skool tech.l

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Actual control of Windows 10 updates (with a catch)... and more from Microsoft

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Re: Money

Metro (UWP Adver-Tiles ex. Candy Cush Saga), Cortina, Edge, and the (Cr)AppStore to rule them all. Aren't the kind of "Features", that most People would welcome. The added Telemetry, (i.e. Spyware), is of course mearly a courtesy detail.

Yeah now tell me again how this is better then Windows 7? Please note I don't currently have any need of DirectX12+ as I'm not one to subscribe to the PC MASTERRACE culture.

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Re: LTSC

Meto (a.k.a. UWP's), Edge, Cortina, and the (Cr)AppStore?! - Will NOT be missed!

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Yahoo! Kills! The! Messenger!

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What if...

My Parents are themselves to old to know what a Pager was back in the 90's before we had the Nokia 5010? #NOTALL of us are such younglings who visit this Site.

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In defence of online ads: The 'net ain't free and you ain't paying

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Wheres the trust?

...And who's to say that the 'News', you are forced to pay for... (TV Licence, Newspaers, Non-Licenced TV etc..), is SOOOO much better than that "Prooganda BS" you claim to spot on Facebook, from time to time. Let us not forget how the MSM got woke over President Trumps victory over that wicked witch Hillery. After being assured of her compleat landslide victory. That thankfully slid itself into the next landfill.

Surely news is what you make it. And content creators should be rewarded for their work. But, I think your just grasping for straws at this point. when the so-called Facebook BS News blurbs are more often enough as accurate, (ONLY MORE SO!) then say what the MSM would care to have you believe. Well you just have to back the Horse you want to win. and, Pal. That's not the BBC, Sky, or CNN, all of whom would just assume see Tommy Robinson, or Count Dankula firmly behind bars, and forgotten about. But, this is what happens when you don't have a Constitution guaranteeing both the freedom of the Press, and the freedom of Speach, and expression.

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You have suffered without red-headed emoji for too long. That changes Tuesday

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What, no quips about gingers?

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Dawn spacecraft to get up-close and personal with dwarf planet Ceres

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No Moon?

So is this Kathleen Kennedy's summer home?

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The ice must flow: Dunes of frozen gas spotted on alien dwarf

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Alien

I just hope...

That when we do eventualy find the Ninth Planet. We will name it Persephone and, more commony named Rupert after the discover's pet Parrort.

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If you have cash to burn, racks to fill, problems to brute-force, Nvidia has an HGX-2 for you

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They were last seen on the legendary planet of Magrathea, (somewhere in the Horese Head Nebua), on their way back home.

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Pointless US Congress net neutrality vote will take place tomorrow!

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Like the highest UN-emplyment records set by any recently elected President in history. By actually getting North Korea to talk to us, and hopefully end all the hostillity. (Instead of giving them candy, and kicking the can though the years till a guy like Trump comes along. Here's looking at you Bill.)

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