* Posts by BGatez

57 posts • joined 30 Apr 2018


Samsung pulls sheets off costly phone-cum-fondleslab Galaxy Fold – and a hefty 5G monster


Re: Only five cameras?

I just glue on a bee with a good memory


Another "must have" toy for people dedicated to ignoring their surroundings and oblivious to others while blocking sidewalks and stumbling into as many as possible.

LG folds at prospect of launching bendy phone while Samsung flaunts its upcoming kit on telly


Even more opportunity for rapt sidewalk idiots to either dawdle in your way, bash into you, or stroll into/under a moving vehicle.

Surface Studio 2: The Vulture rakes a talon over Microsoft's latest box of desktop delight


Considering that for this kind of cash you can have a top flight and update-able computer AND a top screen tablet to plug into it I'm not feeling the MS love.

Samsung Galaxy's flagship leaks ... don't matter much. Here's why


Just give me some decent hardware and a rom to load so I can dump the crap and spyware

One click and you're out: UK makes it an offence to view terrorist propaganda even once


Will this include quasi and queasy nazis like seb gorka and the ever darling nigel farage?

Only plebs use Office 2019 over Office 365, says Microsoft's weird new ad campaign


Re: If you think this is shit

IMHO there is NO product MS has bought that they didn't successfully tank in jig time


I just don't have enjough f**k-yous for microsoft

Sure, you can keep Grandpa Windows 7 snug in the old code home – for a price


There is the hope ReactOS will move along (any billionaire angels out there?)


Win 10- no thanks

If I must I will get Enterprise LTSB (about $300 US from MS resellers. No Cortana, No games, No xbox, No ads, No forced machine killing updates, No store, NO BS and 10 years of security patches.

You got a smart speaker but you're worried about privacy. First off, why'd you buy one? Secondly, check out Project Alias


Re: you could simply not put the creepy things in your home

No lifetime subscription fees in that


Re: Why not just

Not from the bottom of my girlfriend's hand bag


Re: Why not just

It's that plug thingy jacked into the electric socket

Should the super-rich pay 70% tax rate above $10m? Here's Michael Dell's hot take for Davos


Re: Rich Tax Paradox

Tax cuts stimulated US economy? Ummm, nope. Stimulated stock buy backs which (temporarily) stimulated the stock market, benefiting wealthy shareholders and corporate officers paid in stock.

Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently


Another reason to avoid google


AT&T (sucks) upgrades folks to 5G (Evolution) that isn't actually 5G


Re: Not sure about the US

In the US they seem to do as they like (barring occasional wrist slap)

Excuse me, sir. You can't store your things there. Those 7 gigabytes are reserved for Windows 10


Since I need software that only runs under Windows (currrently Ver 7), when I do need a new machine I will buy the Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB version as it seems well worth it to dodge the crap storm.

My 2019 resolution? Not to buy any of THIS rubbish


Re: You missed one...

Try my knees before you say that

Nobody in China wants Apple's eye-wateringly priced iPhones, sighs CEO Tim Cook


Re: There's disposable income then there's

Unless by then the battery's done (quite likely) adding another $70-90 US to replace (if there's an Apple store nearby)

Forget your deepest, darkest secrets, smart speakers will soon listen for sniffles and farts too


Re: My security system already listens to everything.

Can it discern between your farts and the dogs?


1984 anyone?

Not in my home - ever

Home users due for a battering with Microsoft 365 subscription stick


Re: XBox?

Prime also includes a lot of free shipping as well as 2 day shipping. Consider media content an added freebie



ReactOS can't happen soon enough

Windows 10 can carry on slurping even when you're sure you yelled STOP!


A MS reseller can provide you with Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB for about $300. Comes sans ALL crap and IMHO is closest to 7. Comes with NO "feature" updates, security updates only.


excuses excuses

But whataboutism at it's finest. Try explaining to the officer about all those other guys speeding as well.

Waymo presents ChauffeurNet, a neural net designed to copy human driving


FFS they're teaching a bot to drives like the asses on the road?

Poor people should get slower internet speeds, American ISPs tell FCC


Surprised? Anyone?

LG's beer-making bot singlehandedly sucks all fun, boffinry from home brewing


Does it have a built in fruit machine?

Microsoft, you shouldn't have: Festive Windows 10 Insiders build about as exciting as new socks


Re: Quit messing users around

Absolutely true. How can you call it "Pro" and "business ready" with all that crap and spyware (I mean "digital assistants" on it.


Re: Any change to notepad is big news of course.

And not new, been a superior choice for years (one of many to Windows native items).


good start, now...

Now if they could get rid of Edge, Cortana, Xbox, Store, Games, ads, forced updates, data slurping, etc. we'd have an operating system.

Wintel dust up: Intel supply woes vs Win10 demand


Move toward least serviceable, most disposable

Not so great

If you ever felt like you needed to carry 4TB of data around, Toshiba's got you covered


option to lose more data than previously

IMHO every drive I have looked at above 1 TB seems to have a very high failure rate. Reviews regularly report 20% or greater drive fails. That said drive failure rates vary greatly from model to model. I think I'll wait for a few stats to come in.

Apple in another dust-up with its fans: iMacs, MacBooks lack filters, choke on grime – lawsuit


Plenty of horrible Apple repair policies

I found this guy on YouTube. Long but worth a look, seems he's been in long struggle with Apple over rights to repair.



Re: Errr....

To be fair it's most laptops now with non removable batteries that are an added crime. How to swap RAM or a drive if you can't power down? Gel pack batteries are no excuse, as anyone who has pried open a device to change one knows. Especially nonsense when many laptop batteries carefully locked away and as inaccessible as possible are the same black brick just screwed in.

OnePlus 6T: Tasteful, powerful – and much cheaper than a flagship



Am I the only one who still thinks a phone for the price of a serviceable laptop is too steep?

Hands up who isn't p!*$ed off about Amazon's new HQ in New York and Virginia?


Re: A billion here, a billion there...

Honestly as an expression of immense wealth a billion serves nicely. As an American I'm not especially worried by your nit picking nonsense. I think Brits have an expression for idiot compatriots, "f**kwits".


Re: Crony capitalists* are happy

replaced with "a$$h0les" which about covers it

Empire state of mind: NYC scatters palm leaves for Bezos' cloudy web shop juggernaut


Housing? Services?

Works for me if Amazon builds on site housing for ALL of it's employees with 10% overage for poverty level income locals. Of course this will still jack commercial rents beyond the already insane greed levels meaning all local businesses and services will be replaced by Starbucks, Burger King and surviving liquor stores. Forget shoe repairs, hardware stores, bakeries - "useless" stuff like that. Already jammed roads, bridges, mass transit will enjoy Noah's ark style conditions.

Samsung unveils next-generation 8nm Exynos silicon


How's the phone calls sound?

Just a little heads up: Google is still trying to convince everyone that web apps don't suck


web apps- nope

What could go wrong with putting all your data on the net? Most suitable when going panrless in town square.

This just in: What? No, I can't believe it. The 2018 MacBook Air still a huge pain to have repaired


Saving $?

Oh yes, I think we can all see how making their gear into one glued brick has enabled them to lower prices to consumers.

Persuading world+dog to love Microsoft's AI assistant a step too far for Acompli founder


I would pay to remove

The first person to come up with a utility that not just disables, but removes all MS rubbish like Cortana, forced updates, telemetry has my money.

Chuck this on expenses: £2k iPad paints Apple as the premium fondleslab specialist – as planned


Re: 2000 quid?

Which is famously overpriced so...


yeah yeah

"OK then, a MILLION BILLION dollars!"

Grumbling about wobbly Windows 10? Microsoft can't hear you over the clanging cash register


Re: Github

Think you're dead right here. MS has a long history of killing every thing it touches. My perspective is graphic software, some very nice ones, it purchased and soon killed. And for no good reason, wasn't even like they were competition.


Re: Conditioning.

Not every business is "Enterprise" level and disasters like the wildly misnamed Windows 10 "Pro" follow the SOP of MS auto opting in to every data sucking, machine slowing, ad-loading, pre-installed bit of garbage. People in small businesses have to devote and enormous amount of time and resources basically squashing junk while dealing with business destroying updates that can't be chosen.

Memo to Microsoft: Windows 10 is broken, and the fixes can't wait


The real fix

1. STOP rolling updates into one big pile of poo, allow selective updates

2. STOP forcing installation of updates

3. ALLOW users to remove whatever they don't want- Cortana, Edge, the ton of crap you foist on paying customers.

4. STOP slurping customer info. Keep it ALL turned completely off by default. Offer a cookie if they'll turn it on.

Day two – and Windows 10 October 2018 Update trips over Intel audio


Windows 10- ugh

ugh, maybe Enterprise LTSB but otherwise, nope

Windows 10 passes 700 million, Office Mobile in a coma and Intune, er, cracks time travel


Win 10 win by attrition

As new machines come with Windows 10 pre-installed their user numbers go up. Especially since installing Windows 7 on newer CPUs is made as difficult as possible (but can still be accomplished using a freeware patch). https://github.com/zeffy/wufuc


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