* Posts by HKmk23

244 publicly visible posts • joined 12 Oct 2007


Trademark fight: Brit biz Threads has a teeny tiny problem with Meta's Threads


What else do you expect

He stole Facebook from Harvard University effectively.

Cloud is here to stay, but customers are starting to question the cost


Yeah, lets put all our hopes and jewels into someone elses pocket and hope they are honest!

Cloud is a good name....its just fresh air.....they will never learn and probably go bankrupt suddenly.

BMW deems drivers worthy of warmth, ends heated car seat subscription


What do you expect

from blasted monkey wagons?

Intel seems to think Wi-Fi 7 is too cool for old-school Windows 10


My Windows 7

Still runs air gapped and permanently offline works wonderfully well for my accounts. Just use a cheap crap pc online stuff.

Middleweight champ MX Linux 23 delivers knockout punch


Re: Gobbledegook

Hear Hear,

every six months or so I download and install some variation of Linux, each time I sadly rebuild back to windows. My favourite programs will not run on Linux and once I get away from the linux GUI opening screen it is gobbledegook....

Yes, I am using Office 2010, Jiosoft Money Manager, Excel 2010, Brave Browser, Visio 2007, Dymo label V.8, Picasa, and...they all work! I am using a homebuilt i9 with 64gb of ram and 18tb of hd storage over five drives.

I design things and monitor the finance market so I do not want outsiders to see my work. My email machine is air gapped to my other networks which are air gapped to my storage. So "cloud" computing will never be of any interest to me.

I dare microsoft to let windows 7 to be open source.....bye bye windows, Mac and linux if that ever happens.......

Google toys with internet air-gap for some staff PCs


My important stuff

has been air gapped for the last ten years

Neuralink says US OK's human experiments with Elon's brain chips


Will it work the other way?

How far away are we from downloading ourselves in a computer/storage device and later uploading ourselves into.....?

£2B in UK taxpayer cash later, and still no Emergency Services Network


Another Brexit rant?

Brexit would have been great if.......

Great (UK) had followed on with tax haven status, free ports, incentives for start ups etc, but until the house of lords is abolished and the house of commons is filled with people selected the same way as jury selection...

You serve because you have not been found guilty of a crime and you have to serve for 4 years and you will be paid £100,000-0 per year) and not the elected scrotums that currently occupy or are trying to occupy parliament.

We will not succeed in being the power in the world we once were (note I said power in the world NOT world power...there is a big difference).

Cop warrant orders Ring to cough up footage from inside this guy's home


Ha ha ha ha

Bugs himself then complains............

California toys with digital vehicle titles on private DMV blockchain


Ha ha ha ha ha ha

Local government will never learn no matter if it is the USA or the UK, its all "Wow, that is a good idea and it will make people think we are clever"........ as mentioned by others its not their money... it's ours unfortunately!

Microsoft axes 10,000, already breaking bad news to staff


Starting to look as though the "cloud" does not have a silver lining after all.........

Laugh all you want. There will be a year of the Linux desktop


Windowns or Crapple?

I am still happily using Office 2010 (offline of course) and posting anything from my standalone internet machine. My networks are all air gapped. All I am waiting for is a Linux edition of my favourite programs: Visio, Jiosoft Money Manager, Myinfo database. I have tried Cinnamon and Mint both Ok, but limited software.

Demand for software experts pushes tech salaries higher in UK


Re: Diversity should be a consequence, not a goal.

Is it simply that females do not have/get Testosterone.....?

Facebook settles Cambridge Analytica class action for undisclosed amount


Facebook and Meta should be closed down worldwide. They have enabled the spread of lies and dissention everywhere. Face book started with a fraud on Harvard University and has continued the same way.

$50m+ contract for crime-fighting IT system won by Fujitsu after no one else bid


You could not make it up.....

So Fujitsu have been awarded £48 million for a four year contract to supply an new Police National Computer system over the next four years and Fujitsu have at the same time announced that they are pulling out of mainframe computers in four years time......so no backup, no service, no spares......

I supposed they are supplying all the left over surplus remaining clear out stock to the PNC and once its all been dumped on the UK, that's is they are out of it......

That is what you get I suppose when people who have never had to earn any money (or been in business) are spending money they do not know what the value of....

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.