* Posts by Chris Watson 2

17 publicly visible posts • joined 23 Jul 2009

Not even poor Notepad is safe from Microsoft's AI obsession

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Re: Missing the point....again

Support for other line endings (e.g. LF) was added a few years ago.

Introducing extended line endings support in Notepad - Windows Command Line

This summer's hottest sequels: BlueKeep II, III, IV and V – the latest wormable RDP holes in Microsoft Windows

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There are reports that this update has introduced an issue with variant arrays in the Visual Basic 6 runtime.


Here's how we made a no-fuss RSS vulture app using trendy Electron

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Re: Pedant alert (but this time it matters)!

I believe the correct word is 'moo' (having little or no practical relevance), as, like a cow's opinion, it does not matter.

Reg Programming Compo: 22 countries, 137 entries and... wow – loads of Python

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Re: Not quite what it said in the rules...

"Output data

[...] You may assume that there will not be any competitors with the same total score."

"Our test data contained some examples where two competitors ended up with the same score."

So it does.

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Congratulations Brett.

It would be nice for the rest of us (i.e. the losers) if we could see whether we passed or failed the judging tests.

Boeing builds British Airways 787 Dreamliner in 4 minutes

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Re: Jet engines...

Was the documentary BBC's How To Build... A Jumbo Jet Engine?



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Re: It looks like you're writing a letter.

Yep, he was the default search assistant in Windows XP.


What’s the KEYBOARD SHORTCUT for Delete?! Look in a contextual menu, fool!

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Re: touch


Microsoft cues next-gen Xbox for Crimbo 2013

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Surely if you turn 720, you end up facing the same way as you start and thus walk towards it?

Asus offers compensation to pre-price drop Nexus 7 buyers

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Re: Completed everything - no coupon

You should get an email with a big smiling yellow PacMan-ish figure thanking you for registering with Asus and inviting you to send in your proof of purchase to shop_tc@asus.com. Though, currently, anything sent to that address is bouncing with a mailbox over quota error.

Sega squirts urinal game console onto shop shelves

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£1080 pee.

The Cube: Apple's daftest, strangest romance

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1.21 jigawatts

"...and you'll be stuck with a Parallel ATA drive that needs special drivers for drives larger than 120MB." GB maybe? It's not that old.

Man matches machine in Jeopardy! showdown

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re: Any chance of adding some information to the article?

Seconded; where can we view this?

Avatards rush to name sprogs Pandora

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@Anonymous Coward


Google uncloaks the Nexus One

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Google's mystery cloak

> This post will be continuous updated as Google veils new information.

So the article will be getting shorter?

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@The Dark Lord


New attacks exploit vuln in (fully-patched) Adobe Flash

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@Anonymous Coward

You can check what version you're running here: http://www.adobe.com/uk/software/flash/about/