* Posts by Trollslayer

1299 posts • joined 21 Dec 2009

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Microsoft debuts Windows 11 2022 Update – now with features added monthly

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Flame

The best update?

Downgrade the OS version by 1.

Document Foundation starts charging €8.99 for 'free' LibreOffice

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Pint

Re: Windows S store has been charging for some time

Could provide a link to how you did it?

Thanks.

White House puts $50m into floating wind turbine projects

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Re: Quite literally a drop in the Ocean

Precisely!

Keeping printers quiet broke disk drives, thanks to very fuzzy logic

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Re: Other things can get clogged too

The PC I am using now had the same problem.

Japan to change laws that require use of floppy disks

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Devil

Re: Faxing Floppies

Pah!

I have used a hard disc twelve inches!

California to try tackling drought with canal-top solar panels

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Facepalm

Re: Saving water for more abuse?

And how do the trees get light on the leaves?

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Trollface

Re: Costs and Corrosion

I am - it was a great aircraft!

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Re: 372 miles

As long as you allow for the waves.

Euro watchdogs 'abandon $1b fine' against Qualcomm

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It is time Qualcomm feels the bite of a massive fine.

Remember, Qualcomm put smaller phone chip companies collapse because they can't afford the royalties on Qualcomm's patents.

Source: IBM disguised Watson Health layoffs as a 'redeployment initiative'

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Terminator

IBM have a mix of sharks, piranhas and

whatever that the icon is.

Emergency services call-handling provider: Ransomware forced it to pull servers offline

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Devil

Re: Impatient

Ever heard of evolution?

'I wonder what this cable does': How to tell thicknet from a thickhead

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Mushroom

Re: colour me sceptical

Even the plug is RJ45 and the socket is BNC.

Microsoft: Outlook desktop app crashing due to missing identity setting

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Re: I have no Outlook problems at all

I was going to post that precise post to the same version!

Lapping the computer room in record time until the inevitable happens

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Re: Green energy

Have you tried it for real then?

Scientists use dead spider as gripper for robot arm, label it a 'Necrobot'

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Black Helicopters

Re: require all sorts of tedious fabrication and design efforts

With a spider?

BT accused of 'misinformation' campaign ahead of strikes

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Re: Not so much an independent business then.

As soon as I get a fibre internet connection dial up goes to the old router home.

Mobile is much better than a land line.

The icon is burning of the land line.

Cheap cellular data list is out: And US doesn't make top 200

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Re: The irony...

Maybe because the people there don't as much money?

Just because you failed doesn't mean you weren't right

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Mushroom

Re: A miss is pretty obvious, no matter the apparatus

You can have pass/fail OR how close the bomb was because the shock wave could do quite a bit of damage.

Why $52b chip subsidies are being held up – and what the White House is doing about it

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Re: "These are the subsidies Intel and others have been clamoring for"

But that would be state companies.

FYI: BMW puts heated seats, other features behind paywall

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Devil

Re: Support nightmare?

You realise BMW are making notes on all this.

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Joke

Re: Raise the Jolly Roger!

Don't suggest it to them!

Indian tax authorities raid offices of Chinese smartphone maker Vivo

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If places were turned the result would be the same.

Watch a RAID rebuild or go to a Christmas party? Tough choice

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Mushroom

Re: RAID is not backup.

And if it is the PSU goes...

FedEx signals 'zero mainframe, zero datacenter' operations by 2024

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What guarantee does FedEx get?

A the last place I was at Azure would either be too slow or you had to wait an age.

Not all the time but enough to be a pain.

We need a Library of Congress – but for the digital world

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Re: BBC Domesday Project

Who selects the members?

City-killing asteroid won't hit Earth in 2052 after all

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Mushroom

Turn around.

Next major update of Windows 11 prepares for launch

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Devil

Re: I'm surprised that it's not appeared on more ordinary people's machines

Erase Winge 11 and install Windows 10.

Taiwan bans exports of chips faster than 25MHz to Russia, Belarus

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Facepalm

Something else...

The joy of compilers helps.

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Happy

Re: Alternatives

Except they may need better fabrication methods other that they have now.

Broadcom to buy VMware 'on Thursday for $60 billion'

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Re: Another week another acquisition

As long as it is to their advantage.

Buying a USB adapter: Pennies. Knowing where to stick it: Priceless

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Pint

Re: Seems ok

Cliff had to buy a USB->SATA adapter, the money would cover that and a pint.

UK suit over reselling surplus Microsoft licenses rolls on

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Where are Microsoft to go after Windows 11?

More adverts in the built in apps?

The right to repairable broadband befits a supposedly critical utility

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Re: resilience

Satellite internet?

IT blamed after HR forgets to install sockets in new office

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Re: Business as usual

Wise words.

Users complain of missing data in UK wills search service

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Ah, the government I have known...

Let's just say this isn't a surprise.

Shut off 3G by 2033? How about 2023, asks Vodafone UK

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Smart meters

How many smart meters use 3G?

Buy 'em by the punnet: Raspberry Pi offers RP2040 chips in bulk

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Childcatcher

Re: Brilliant little devices.

And if the programming voltage was too high above 12V charge got stuck so you couldn't erase the device.

The cure for that was to put the devices on a baking tray in an oven at 200C for an hour.

I had to do this for a few hundred because the 12V in my programmer was

*Cue Monty Python "Aye, we had it hard" sketch*

Tesla Full Self-Driving videos prompt California's DMV to rethink policy on accidents

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You have to remember that LIDAR is an active system so what happens when you have a lot of LIDAR scanners active and overlapping others?

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Mushroom

Tesla? Skimp on testing?

Remember Tesla got approval in Arizona - which has the most lax approval for motor vehicles in the US.

The explosion is self explanatory.

Software guy smashes through the Somebody Else's Problem field to save the day

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Re: Dodgy connection

This is why Displayport has a retention clip.

Of course there are some none compliant cables that don't have the retention clip at either end.

Avira also mines imaginary internet money on customers' PCs

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Re: Serious question from MS users

From what I can see Windows Defender is only a firewall.

GCHQ was rebuked for ignoring spy law safeguards as pandemic hit Britain

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I had an interview there once and it is worse than I expected.

My mistake - it was worse. The little people in some areas had their pension contribution stopped 'because of budget issues'.

The inevitability of the Windows 11 UI: New Notepad enters the beta channel

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Devil

I can't beat that!

Wifinity hands customers bills for Wi-Fi services they didn't want but used by accident after software 'glitch' let 'fixed term' subs continue

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Unhappy

Re: Why are soldiers being monetised for profit like this?

The correct term is exploited.

It's the day before the grand opening but we need a firmware update. It'll be fine

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Re: Motorola

I can remember cooking EPROMs at 200C on a baking tray in an oven for half an hour because the programmer voltage was a bit too high and charge leaked into other parts of the EPROM.

Oh joy.

The Ministry of Silly Printing: But I don't want my golf club correspondence to say 'UNCLASSIFIED' at the bottom

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Re: Back in the early 90's

Are you sure that it wasn't jealousy that they hadn't thought of it first??

Real-time crowdsourced fact checking not really that effective, study says

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Flame

Does the word...

Mobs mean anything?

Icon is when someone gets burned at the steak.

Online harms don’t need dangerous legislation, they need a spot of naval action

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Re: Well apparently the BBC needs to hire "Pro Brexit" staff now

Source?

Intel teases 'software-defined silicon' with Linux kernel contribution – and won't say why

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Devil

Re: There goes the brand

IBM on some systems most features were built in but you needed a specially shaped wire to enable the feature.

Some poor engineer ordered the correct item for a few thousand pounds and a sheet of paper with instructions on how to install the wire.

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Devil

Renting of licensed instructions

Just hope the payments aren't missed.

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