* Posts by Richard Hewitt

21 posts • joined 19 Oct 2009

If you think Mozilla pushed a broken Firefox Android build, good news: It didn't. Bad news: It's working as intended

Richard Hewitt

Just wished I'd read this article BEFORE updating.... Argh!

Mozilla are really trying my patience. I gave up on desktop Firefox after the Australis fiasco. I use Waterfox now, not an option for mobile, or tablet...

Things I like in a browser:




Prefix of address appearing. eg: https://

Back button

Forward button

Home button.


Non hiding awesome bar.

All gone with this clusterfck update. Too busy trying and failing to ape Google Chrome...

In the frame with the Great MS Bakeoff: Microsoft sets out plans for Windows windows

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Re: What about what shows on screen?

This ^ * 100

They just don't get it, do they. B*gger up 25 years of familiarity at the altar of "Shiney Shiney"

Wanna save yourself against NotPetya? Try this one little Windows tweak

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One notable casualty of the full-strength malware was shipping line Maersk

Had they not heard of containers?

Mine's the one with RFID-proof pockets.

Just can't catch a break, can ya, Capita? Shares tumble 40% amid yet another profit warning

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Crapita, putting the R in IT for 35 years.

You are the one per cent if you read Firefox's privacy spiels

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Mozilla jumped the shark around about version 28. Plus they are not really relevant any more in terms of market share. This is from a long-term user thinking of deserting the sinking ship.

Games rights-holders tell ZX Spectrum reboot firm: Pay or we pull titles

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Is how you do a crowdfunding update. :-)

Dido queen of carnage steps down from TalkTalk

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Never did like White Flag.

User needed 40-minute lesson in turning it off and turning it on again

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Reminds me of Jeb

I think this is entirely appropriate here. I laughed so much it hurt the first time I saw this:


RIP Samsung 'Death Note' 7

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...and in other news

... Samsung are negotiating to buy the 'Fire' brand from Amazon.

Police raid India call centre, detain 500 in fraud probe

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Windows Security Department

If only they could close the call centre that says they are from the Windows Security Department. There must be hundreds of them working there.

When Capita job ads go BAD

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Re: Continuing the posterior-related theme....

I suspect they were being ironic.

Ordnance Survey unfolds handy Mars map

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They built a pub on mars once. It had to close, no-one would use it - no atmosphere.

Microsoft steps up Windows 10 nagging

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Re: I'm waiting until it goes to 11.

"I upgraded 3 PCs at the weekend for relations. All 3 went smoothly. No problems at all, and they were all 3 to 8 years old."

They are going to regret that when they become teenagers

Power Bar: EE was warned of safety risk BEFORE user was burned in explosion

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Re: Am I missing something?

Yes. Paraphrasing news reports: Said power bar shot off across the room like a rocket, landed under the poor girls bed. She woke, panicked about the resultant fire and tried to put it out with her hands.

Your new car will dob you in to the cops if you crash, decrees EU

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Too right

"Other reservations revolve around the technology only currently being made by BMW, with some elements supplied by Qualcomm."

BMW have problems making the indicators work on most of their cars, I'd doubt whether they could get this to work. :-)

Video nasty: Two big bugs in VLC media player's core library

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Loving the 'Hero' image that goes with this article on the front page. Not. A really really low quality stretched Stock image of cones. No image is better, really!

Take the shame: Microsofties ADMIT to playing Internet Explorer name-change game

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Azure browser?

Average chump in 'bank' phone scam is STUNG for £10,000 - study

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Phishing calls in my house now have a good chance of be answered by my two year old grandson. Comedy usually ensues when a conversation goes like the following Phisher: "Hello", Grandson " " 'ello." Phisher: "Hello", Grandson " 'ello." Repeat until phisher gets fed up.

Swiping your card at local greengrocers? Miscreants will swipe YOU in a minute

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Shouldn't it be greengrocer's?

Microsoft leads charge against Google's Android in EU antitrust complaint

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Pot. Kettle. Black.

Firefox blocks and backtracks on 'insecure' MS add-ons

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Great in theory...

... but rather ruined by the fact that the certificate was invalid on the page that was meant to explain the blocking.


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