* Posts by HKmk23

229 posts • joined 12 Oct 2007


No JavaScript, no trackers, no SSL security: Retro computing boffin gives Google News a Netscape 1.1 makeover


Wonderful....no rubbish...no crap.....

All we need now is F#ckbook andTw@tter to copy this example and the internet will regain sanity perhaps.

BOFH: Gosh, IPv5? Why didn't I think of that? Say, how do you like the new windows in here? Take a look. Closer...


The new layout designer should be the target

I hate the new layout, perhaps this episode will give someone at the Reg an idea of how to deal with him/her?

Bad apples: US customs seize OnePlus earbuds thinking they're knock-off AirPods


I always said

Apple lovers wear one leg of their trousers inside out......

Don't pay the ransom, mate. Don't even fix a price, say Australia's cyber security bods


Re: Security Practices

Install a standalone pc (no network) transfer incoming attached emailed files via usb stick,and open them, print the files, scan the printouts back onto an internal networked pc.

Format the usb's after each and every use.

Each night rebuild the standalone from a previously vetted image.

and....of course backup your data......and backup your backups OFFSITE.

My mottto..... " I know I am paranoid....but am I paranoid enough?"

50%+ of our office seats are going remote, say majority of surveyed Register readers. Hi security, bye on-prem



Many years ago I read that eventually those who are unemployed will be the new normal and we needed to be re-educated to look down on the few employed.

AI and our current pandemic has accelerated this.

Those who are productive and inventive and cannot stay idle,will happily work remotely or in fact anywhere, those who need to work in herd environments will need to be re-educated to believe that counting the growth speed of daisies is a valuable contribution to society.

How do you feel about single-use plastics? OK, interesting. Now tell us your views on surprise Windows updates


It is so easy

Go to my pc/manage/services

disable windows updates.

done no more microshite

I was screwed over by Cisco managers who enforced India's caste hierarchy on me in US HQ, claims engineer


Only one comment

When in Rome..... and those Shitco employees ain't in Rome now!

Meet the dog that's all byte and no bark: Boston Dynamics touts robo-pooch Spot with $75k-a-pop price tag



Mounting an automatic infra red targeting machine gun to its back and sending it on perimeter patrol would not be an acceptable use?

There's no accounting for TITSUP*: Beancounters bemoan Sage cloudy sync software outage



Head in the clouds has been a statement for woolly thinking for ever...... as far as I am concerned "In the cloud" has just been the excuse used by ex (failed?) double glazing salesmen (salespeople?) who do do know have a clue about IT systems to explain what they nor the customer understands.

Wailing Wednesday follows Patch Tuesday as versions of Windows 10 stop playing nicely with plugged-in printers


Re: no updates for me

absolutley same here, more likely that someone will write a win 7 or 10 look alike that will run windows software. I hope......

Western Digital shingled out in lawsuit for sneaking RAID-unfriendly tech into drives for RAID arrays


Thank you El Reg

Phew....just looked I had bought nine 4TB WD Red in 2018 but they are all 64 mb......( two 16TB NAS and a spare)!

Microsoft throws extended support lifeline for folk stuck on car-crash Windows 10 1809


I have said it before

If Windows 10 is the best Microsoft can do they are finished......an unfinished not fit for purpose operating system that seems to hope that the customers will sort out all the problems....if Windows 10 was a car would you buy one? Not a chance, you have all been hoodwinked by the "free" upgrades.....I have stuck with Windows 7 pro and do not regret it one tiny bit. I dare Microsoft to make Windows 7 open source and then they would find out what an operating system should be.

UK judge gives Google a choice: Either let SEO expert read your ranking algos or withdraw High Court evidence


I think this is the wording

Power corrupts....absolute power corrupts absolutley.........that is wht I stopped using Google 10 years ago!

Bloke forks out £12m, hands over keys to tropical island to shoo away claims that his web marketing biz was a scam


Re: On the wall of my office

I know I am paranoid, but am I paranoid enough?

Good news: Neural network says 11 asteroids thought to be harmless may hit Earth. Bad news: They are not due to arrive for hundreds of years


Either Fake News of spent too much time in Hollands Cannabis bars

Good news they ARE going to hit earth?

Bad news NOT for hundreds of years?

So he/she (probably does not know) wants a disaster NOW not in hundreds of years....................!

Windows 7 back in black as holdouts report wallpaper-stripping shenanigans


What did you expect from microsh#te?

Happily running windows 7 pro offline and off grid....no problems.....

just keep this one expendable laptop connected to the web with no data or programs on it of any import.....and standalone with its own printer scanner.

I just wish Huawei or even Google would bring out an opsys that would run the half dozen windows programs I love to use. Tried Linux and it does not play nice and Crapple are even worse.....there is an absolute fortune waiting out there for the writer/vendor of a working alternative.

ICANN finally reveals who’s behind purchase of .org: It’s ███████ and ██████ – you don't need to know any more


I have an idea

Everyone has been looking for a good reason to have AI....here it is, hand the internet over to a really big AI system.....we could even call it Skynet.....

One man's mistake, missing backups and complete reboot: The tale of Europe's Galileo satellites going dark


I know which one I choose...

Would you trust getting to your destination to the makers of Renaults and Citroens or Jeeps and Hummers?

Microsoft has made a Surface slab that mere mortals can dismantle


8GB ram????

Is this just an Outlook machine? For Windows 10 16GB is a minimum.

Help! I bought a domain and ended up with a stranger's PayPal! And I can't give it back



Ain't anybody's pal anymore.............

Devs getting stuck into Windows 10X on Surface Neo will have to tussle with UWP


All I want to know is

Will it run:

Visio 2010

Excel 2010

Outlook 2010

Apart from those I have no use or time for Microsoft products anymore.

Neuroscientist used brainhack. It's super effective! Oh, and disturbingly easy


Its all fake news

Even now I cannot buy a pocket device that will take a spoken memo or letter and ACCURATELY transcribe it WITHOUT being connected to the web, so it can subsequently be emailed/printed .

So reading pin numbers or passwords at 200 metres or whatever is puff, when they cannot even transcribe my shopping list!

Jocasta? Jocasta! Don't ram that trolley into the man: New tech promises an end to this scenario


Re: Mattress Land Grab

Buy a dog, cat will probably emigrate.

UK comms watchdog mulls 5G tweaks: Operators want moooooar power


I keep my mobile

In a faraday cage in my car - only for use in case of a breakdown. That is all they are fit for!

I've had it with these mother-fscking slaps on this mother-fscking plane: Flight fight sparks legal brouhaha over mid-air co-ords


Ban flights altogether.

Airplanes are killing the planet.

Could we not rename spam as..


Could we not rename spam as..

Shitmail.....think about it, basically it is all shit anyway, and those who generate it are generally Sh#ts....

so perhaps if we all starting referring to it as shitmail anyone involved might realise what we think of them, assuming of course the unlikely possibility of them having 2 working brain cells.......

apologies to the moderators but I think it is about time we started to regard spam as what it really is.

Prepare yourselves for Windows 10 May-hem. Or is it June, no, July?



I am running windows 10 build 14393.... as it works I stopped it from getting any updates. Of course there are no programs or any information on it of value all that is on my air gapped windows 7 systems.....

In a single sentence can anyone tell me what I have missed apart from the grief everyone seems to be experiencing?

In the West, we're worried about shooting down drones. In Russia, drones shoot you



I think the next war is already being fought and won (or lost) in a test tube in a laboratory somewhere. Do I hear the words selective DNA targeting? I understood that Aids/HIV was an early attempt by a letter agency to eradicate certain sections of society and because it was also aimed at some ethnic groups and the technology in 1964 was not sufficiently advanced it did not work as intended....but it has not gone away.

Click here to see the New Zealand livestream mass-murder vid! This is the internet Facebook, YouTube, Twitter built!


In the article itself

The author wrote "The shooter appeared to have spent as much time planning for the social media impact of his actions as the actual actions themselves."

There you have it. "social" media is the cesspit and like all cesspits that is where all the sh#t ends up. Those who indulge are therefore simply sh#t themselves.

Correction: Last month, we called Zuckerberg a moron. We apologize. In fact, he and Facebook are a fscking disgrace



Is where you find losers with no life of their own.

Webroot dunked in Carbonite: Should be quite well protected – if it survives the freezing process, that is



I am not putting my family jewels in someone elses hands ....ever!

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


Re: Happily

It's not the interface so much as the software that will not run, please do not talk about Wine or any V software they are simply too much hassle. So when Linux can run Visio, Smart Diary, Vegas Pro, Supereyes, Drive pro to name just a few ( which I cannot see Ms#@te ever letting happen) I am stuck as I said happily with Win 7 pro. Just for the record Ubuntu seems to be the most user friendly interface although Mint is a close second.



running windows 7 pro on my offline network and expect to until windows 15 or 16 is stable (if ever) or Linux becomes more user friendly.

Bug-hunter faces jail for vulnerability reports, DuckDuckPwn (almost), family spied on via Nest gizmo, and more


Re: Correction

Tell that to the French!

US midterms barely over when Russians came knocking on our servers (again), Democrats claim


Most Yanks are so thick...

eg; Who else needed a label "Do not iron this shirt while wearing it"?

When they have nothing else to say the Demoprats revert to "there is a red under the bed".

Trump with all his faults is the best President they have had since Teddy Roosevelt, he has in half a term put their economy back on its feet and although no-one likes to admit it he is also right about the Wall.....why should you not be able to lock your front and back doors? You can still give asylum to people with a genuine need but there is no requirement in the world to have an open house for every terrorist or drug pusher.

DNAaaahahaha: Twins' 23andMe, Ancestry, etc genetic tests vary wildly, surprising no one


Seems strange

They did not bother to get a proper DNA test and publish the results alongside.......

IBM insists it's not deliberately axing older staff. Internal secret docs state otherwise...


Don't forget

This is the company that said there would probably only be five computers in the whole world at any one time........Idiotic Braindead Morons.

Just updated Windows 7? Can't access network shares? It isn't just you


Re: I haven't updated my win 7 box in _MONTHS_

Took all my important stuff off the net with a stable Win7 pro build ages ago and have every intention of staying that way. We always said "If it ain't broke don't fix it" rather than "fix it 'till it's broke"

Win 10 is a dumb piece of crap and that is all there is to it.

Oz cops investigating screams of 'why don't you die?' find bloke in battle with spider



When we moved to France, I foolishly said to my Wife you take care of the spiders and I will take care of the snakes!

Current score (snakes) is 6 to me and two to my dog! The largest was just over 2 metres long and as thick as your wrist....not venomous but a very nasty bite.

I should have said I will take care of the elephants!

London's Gatwick airport suspends all flights after 'multiple' reports of drones


Well it has managed to

Put CorBlimeys lying and getting caught off the front page......so how about Plod visiting Labour party HQ to see if they are recharging drone batteries?

Lets make


Lets make

March 29th 2019 the UK's own INDEPENDENCE DAY! A national holiday forever on that date like July the 4th in the US.

Microsoft flings untested Windows 10 updates to users! (Oh no it doesn't!)


Re: An opening is here

I rest my case!


Re: @Phil O'Sophical

Nah..its third time lucky for Germany.

WW1 - lost

WW2 - lost

WW3 - the political war - WON! Sieg heil!


Re: gained the tools necessary for hosting a static website back in 2011.

Only ex (seeking new employment) double glazing salesmen are allowed to use that statement "it's in the cloud".......


An opening is here

For the next Steve Jobs (RIP) or William Gates of long ago to market a new operating system that works. Please do not suggest Linux of any current variant thats a little like saying a coal fired steam turbine is a better way of making electricity.

My network is now air gapped and happily running on Windows 7pro with just this one W10 pro laptop connected to the outside waiting for Mshite to screw it over in a compulsory update sometime soon......

Bloodhound SSC reaches the end of the road for want of £25m



Waste of money.

If at first or second you don't succeed, you may be Microsoft: Hold off installing re-released Windows Oct Update


I have had enough

I have taken all my pcs off the internet except one W10 which is not connected to my network. All the others (five) have been rebuilt to Windows 7 professional sp1. This give me back control and Micro###t can no longer force updates, screw my systems, or any of their other "advantages".... when and if they manage to develop a computer system for us the users (known as customers) instead of the coffee klatch at Redmond'a wank tank I may try again.

Shortages, price rises, recession: Tech industry preps for hard Brexit


Oh what a lot of whinging eurobootlickers we have here

At last Britain has another chance of being Great Britain again. It is a pity we do not have our own Donald Trump to get our economy going as well as The USA is now.

Think tank calls for post-Brexit national ID cards: The kids have phones so what's the difference?


No Excuses!

Only the people who are dodging paying tax, or on the run or should not be in the UK in the first place do not want ID cards......in other words the undersirables and the crooks.

Bring in ID cards NOW!

Some of you really don't want Windows 10's April 2018 update on your rigs


Windows 10 pro is absolute crap.

I am currently re-installing Windows 7 Ultimate on all my machines as I am a sick and tired of updates that keep breaking things and destroying my network without asking! Microsoft, they are MY computers...keep your misbegotten and misguided fingers off.



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