* Posts by Ed Hume

8 posts • joined 21 Dec 2007

Microsoft warns of post-April zero day hack bonanza on Windows XP

Ed Hume

Why fight it? Make money, not war!

MS cannot be expected to provide security updates to an obsolete OS -- for free. So, MS should begin a program of paid support for Windows XP. Pay $X per year and they will provide updates. Say $10US per seat? People running XP do a cost/benefit analysis, decide on their own when to buy a new OS. In the mean time, MS earns enough money to pay for making the updates.

Win XP alive and kicking despite 2014 kill switch (Don't ask about Win 8)

Ed Hume

Why not charge for support?

Given that people seem to want to hold onto WinXP, why not monetize that? MS could charge $5-10/year for support per instance for consumers, and some other figure for enterprise installations after early 2014. At least make this non-adoption pay.

'Perfect' INVISIBLE SHED stuns boffinry world

Ed Hume

When “boffins” find out how this cloaking is done in non-laboratory conditions, then perhaps they can figure out how to see through the cloaking. Maybe then we’ll see those UFO’s.

Idle wild: how Intel's mobile Core i7 speeds up to slow down

Ed Hume

OK, I'll bite

Where do you get that overclock widget?

Ageing Google supersizes its search box

Ed Hume

Have some compassion for old farts

Heh. "My age you reach, look as good you will not."

Wait until you start aging out of your young whippersnapper phase. Can't see the tiny type. Your fingers miss keys so you need to see what you just typed - so you can see if it's what you intended to type.

Your own articles have their type set too small. I routinely read them in "print" mode, where the font size is simply default - at what ever I set as default in my browser.

Google is wising up. In ten or twenty years, so will you.

Hijacking iPhones and other smart devices using SMS

Ed Hume

And gmail requires SMS?

I'm glad I already have my Gmail account. I read yesterday that Gmail is now requiring an SMS number when you apply for a new account.

This piece really discourages those of us who do not already have or use SMS from doing so. And that means no Gmail.

The art of software murder

Ed Hume


Thanks for Foxit. It has what Adobe gave up: speed.

Ed Hume

So right

I have used Paint Shop Pro since version 1.0. I have owned versions 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11. the only one I use is PSP 7. It loads quickly and does exactly what I want, with readily accessible commands. PSP 9 and 11 are boggy.

It is sad to see a good dog die.


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