So come July when the free upgrade deal for Win 10 expires, is the MS malware going to stop downloading gigs of install files to my laptop?
Posts by zedee
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Microsoft will rest its jackboot on Windows 7, 8.1's throat on new Intel CPUs in 2018 – not 2017
Anti-privacy unkillable super-cookies spreading around the world – study
At last, switching between rubbish broadband providers now easier
Atomic keyring's eerie blue glow lights SPB lab
Organic food: Pricey, not particularly healthy, won't save you from cancer
Rather like the recent dishwasher tablet adverts
So if there's less chemicals, and seeing as all substances* are elementary chemicals or chemical compounds of one name or another, then they must be selling smaller dishwasher tablets. Marketing wnakers.
Even the more grammatically correct "fewer chemicals" just means "we've removed some ingredients so there's higher amounts of others".
* Let's stick to regular matter eh?
Dyson takes Samsung to court in UK over vacuum cleaner
AdBlock Plus BLOCKED from Google Play
Behold: First look at Office 2013, with screenshots
Carriers, prepare to bleed: EU pops a cap on data roaming
How does this tally with T-Mobile denying roaming data in the EU, unless you pre-buy a bundle - minimum size 10MB I think? I suppose if the actual per Mb price doesn't exceed the regulated rate it's within the regulations.
I asked repeatedly for bill-me-as-I-roam per KB pricing but they said buy a bundle or get nowt. I only wanted a few KB for a quick SSH connection!
Softphones strangled by smartphone battery life
Shoretel's real problem
is that you can't understand a word that the Shoretel user is saying (100Mbit connection), with me on a good quality old-tech copper pair.
I don't know what conversion/compression they use, but the speech is permanently unintelligible - no stutters or blank pauses, you just can't understand a word.
Skype though - anything above a 32Kbit connection and it's crystal.
Becrypt disk crypto earns first Brit spook kitemark
New Earth-observing satellite snaps 'blue marble' shot
O2 smears 4G trial over capital
UK 3G/UMTS uses CDMA tech already (W-CDMA).
LTE is an evolution ("Long Term Evolution") of the existing architecture.
LTE phones will drop down to 3G signals where LTE is unavailable, and potentially GSM beyond that. So it's already designed in.
Check out the 3GPP LTE/IMS specs elsewhere, they're a thrilling read.
UK.gov threatens to 'pull plug' on smart meter rollout
Some plug-in watt monitors are very poor at accurately detecting low power use especially the ones which clamp around your house meter cable.
E.g. my LCD screen uses 150w according to the gizmo that NPower sent to me.
I went and bought a £3.99 watt monitor from Clas Ohlsen which you plug your appliance into directly, rated for a minimum current of 5w, and on that my LCD screen uses 38W. Its rated at 40W max on the back of the screen so seems more accurate.
Better monitors exist which start at 1W, at about £25.
Ten... earphones for mobiles
Nanotubes, sulfur expand battery storage
Detective on phone-hacking probe team is arrested
German salesmen rewarded with meticulously organised orgy
O2 ups 3G speeds by 30%
Gmail auto sorts bulk mail, notifications, forum messages
O2 to raise broadband prices by up to 27%
Benoit Mandelbrot, father of fractals, dies at 85
German 4G auction winds up
Man uses meat cleaver to fashion UK-ready iPad
Jesus Phone to exhibit holy gift of bilocation
Microsoft wants to put infected PCs in rubber room
Unused phone lines to be taxed for rural broadband
You can be sure BT will be all over this
As soon as you move house and cancel the line, the wire gets physically removed in some way - cut, pulled, gouged, whatever.
And then the next day the new owner/tenant wants a phone line (solely for ADSL broadband because cable isn't available, natch)....
BT: "That'll be £120 for fitting a new line please sir!"
UK jails schizophrenic for refusal to decrypt files
Fat Reg slims down for spanking new mobile phone version
Russia planning nuclear-powered manned spaceship
Dell refunds PC user for rejecting Windows
Did this laptop get its faulty screen after falling off the back of a lorry?
Back on topic: Old news, I got about £50 out of Dell 18 months ago for Vista Basic and Works which I didn't want. Took a couple of calls, but if you read the license terms to them over and over they will eventually find the part of the script that says "allow the refund".
So all things considered my RAM and HDD upgrades from basic spec were free.
One cellphone for every ten lags in UK prisons
Hardboard impregnated with iron filings
Anyone remember this? Can't find a linky.
The iron absorbs the microwaves in and out - was going to be used in cinemas.
Simply stick it on all external walls (weatherproofed of course) and hey presto, Johnny Hardknox can't talk to his crew.
Similar idea to http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/8279549.stm
Met steps up stop and search with mobile phone scanner
To scan the IMEI barcode I reckon most phones need the battery out, which is to say you have to affect its operation and turn it off.
Is there reasonable suspicion of a phone being stolen due to it being possessed by someone who has been randomly stopped and searched?
Sure you can do *#06# but that's not the point.
T-Mobile picks Orange for merger
Besieged by attacks, AT&T dumps celebrity hacker
HTC Hero Android smartphone
Fancy dropping into Pitetsbkrrh?
One fifth of humanity deprived of Milky Way
Pirate Party wins seat in European Parliament
Atlantis set for Monday lift-off
Grav-mapping satellite fires ion engines
Budvar beats Anheuser-Busch in latest Budweiser battle
All fair and dandy but
Who buys (yank) Budweiser in Europe?
The local Stag brewery in west London produces the stuff, and they used to go on occasional forays trying to give the stuff away in my local and others nearby.
They put free pints in front of you, without you having to ask, so there was no effort in getting one.
One sip, just to remind ourselves of how minging it is. Then back to paying for beer we want to drink.
Knee X-ray biometrics plan to fight spoofing
Wakefield does a Brum with possessive apostrophes
Lords, MPs go down
on to the Erotic Awards
A380 too quiet, moan Emirates pilots
Copyright-bothering web TV outfit rises from the grave
The BBC licencing mafia should be all over this.
With this, every recent mobile device has been made capable of receiving live broadcast television. (the transmission medium doesn't matter does it? cable or radio waves...)
But - it's battery operated so exempt.
But - don't plug it in to charge or you'll need a TV licence!!!