* Posts by Deadly Headshot

45 posts • joined 27 Apr 2010

Oi! Linux users! Want some really insecure closed-source software?

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Re: why can't adobe just open-source the thing?

Gnash still seems to play iPlayer fine...

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Re: Bigger jumps in Version numbers

On a more serious note, K-Meleon jumped from version 1.6.0 Beta to version 74 a couple of years ago...

Compression tool 7-Zip pwned, pain flows to top security, software tools

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Re: Interesting ...

And .rar. And .7z. And .tar.gz, .shar.bz and any combination thereabove. And .z. And all those millions of other lesser used zip formats supported by 7-Zip. Frankly, you have a lot of work on your hands...

Microsoft’s Get Windows 10 nagware shows signs of sentience

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Batch File Fix

I thought I'd post the contents of the batch file I've been using to get rid of GWX. It only seems to work until the next update, at which point it needs to be run again, but you could always add it to the startup folder or something (though it needs admin permissions to run).



cd \Windows\System32

attrib -H -S GWX


if not exist "C:\Windows\System32\GWX\GWX.EXE" GOTO :dodir

ren C:\Windows\System32\GWX\GWX.EXE GWX%RANDOM%.EXE

dir gwx\gwx*


REM Check it's gone

dir gwx*


REM Kill the task itself

tskill gwx

taskkill /IM gwx*


I hope that this helps someone.

I have you now! Star Wars stocking fillers from another age

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A GameCube in 1998?

"Star Wars: Rogue Squadron II: Rogue Leader 1998 (GameCube, PC)" - I might be wrong but the GameCube wasn't out in 1998. This can't be right!

Microsoft releases Windows Live Writer as open source

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If this works, perhaps we can petition Microsoft to release VirtualPC as Open Source - it's a lot more compatible than VirtualBox and often (weirdly for a Microsoft product) more reliable too!

C’mon Lenovo. Superfish hooked, but Pokki Start Menu still roaming free

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Microsoft don't like Pokki

Microsoft don't seem to like Pokki. This morning, Windows Defender took hold of my PC and deleted it. Windows is refusing to allow me to reinstall it. I liked Pokki as it made using my computer much simpler, but even more so I despise Microsoft trying to force me to only use their products. They're trying to win back the crown of "Most Evil Corporation" from Apple and I don't appreciate it. I'd use Linux, but everything I need is on Windows and DOS...

Stick your finger in another Pi: Titchy-puter now has touchscreen

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There have already been loads of touchscreens made available for the Raspberry Pi! This is just the first to be branded by the Raspberry Pi Foundation!

BOFH: A miracle on PFY Street

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Ends abruptly

The end comes rather abruptly and has no copyright unlike usual. Is this supposed to be a two-page story and some error's got rid of the second page?

Your chance to win the world's only handheld ZX Spectrum

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"the first mass market colour home computer"?

"the first mass market colour home computer"? The Beeb was released a year earlier!

EBay, you keep using the word 'SECURITY'. I do not think it means what you think it means

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SQL Injection

In 2011 I stumbled across a potential point for SQL Injection in their sign-up process and subsequently emailed them. They ignored me. For all I know, you can still get in that way.

Mae Microsoft yn addysgu Swyddfa, Bing, siarad Cymraeg*

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I don't speak Welsh but I did try to learn. I do love the Welsh language - it's so poetic! I'm glad Microsoft are finally making multilingual software translations for it, I experimented with writing a Welsh-translated text editor but it didn't come to much...

Reading this headline? You and 9.47 million others

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Other Reg Sites

Do the stats include RegHardware and ChannelReg - both separate sites?

DON'T PANIC: No FM Death Date next month, minister confirms

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One of the biggest problems I can currently see with DAB is that the frequency used happens to coincide by that generated by LED lighting, ergo: turn on an LED light and all DABs near by lose signal! Great for trolling, of course, but terrible for a technology. Almost as bad as the whole DVB/4G thing...

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Re: Radio Silence in Cars ?

Do you not have any BBC rebroadcasts down-under? I'd have thought that that was the perfect thing for the nation closest in tastes to its motherland ;) .

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Re: Radio Silence in Cars ?

DAB is great for pirac- I mean recording for later listening, as long as you can get a good enough signal. It's a lot easier than setting your PC up to do it and you get more opportunities than FM. For general listening, though, you can't beat an FM radio with a manual tuner!

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Re: Tell you what. Mr. Vaizey...

Yes there is - DAB is ideal for people willing to sacrifice quality, usability and signal availability for lots of channels and who don't have access to the internet!

US insurer punts 'bestiality' to wide-eyed kiddies, gasp 'mums'

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Re: Advertising works

Apparently they've had a history of controversial adverts, so maybe One Million Moms decided to get in early when they saw there was a new ad out, without checking whether it was actually controversial first...

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I assume they're also offended by The Muppets...

"A Pig and a Frog?! That's disgusting!"

It's probably worth mentioning now that "One Million Moms" are a registered hate group, with similar views to Westborough etc...

BAN SMUT, rage MEPs: Purpose of internet must be EXTERMINATED

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Big Brother

Email Blocks...

There's a far more worrying aspect not mentioned here - the European Parliament started automatically blocking emails from concerned constituents about this issue after MEPs complained that they were receiving lots... So they basically block democracy when it gets in their way and railroad things through while condeming other countries for being "non-democratic". Can't have it both ways guys...

Dear Facebook: I heard the news today, oh boy

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Please don't happen here too...

Given that The Register is a free site, does this article basically acknowledge that "we are the product" here too and thus we're probably about to get screwed over in the search of quick money through dodgy admen - a la Facebook etc.? I hope not, but...

I watched Excel meet 1-2-3, and beat it fair and square

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Paradox worked rather well for Windows and had FAR better relational capabilities than Access, if only you could work them out... Seems the designers took the name to heart when it came to ease-of-use...

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Excel > 1-2-3? Only at the beginning...

Excel gave Lotus 1-2-3 the kick up the backside it needed - a few years later, 1-2-3 was back to being far superior. However, by then it was the minority... I still have a copy of one of the last versions running on my desktop - it has many features that are even now more advanced than Excel! Just a shame it's missing some of the more basic things that we've come to expect from Office...

VIA bakes a fruitier Rock cake to rival the Brit Raspberry Pi

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Re: Android?

The advantage the Pi has is, like its inspiration of old the Beeb and the PC, you can stick any OS you like on it - it's open enough to do what you want, write your own stuff etc. VIA seem to be insisting on the Android thing, which will limit the number of developers to just those who use Android.

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Re: PC Variation?

Intel yes, but there are competitors who make compatibles and copies of old discontinued x86 processors for fairly low prices (including the low power embedded versions).

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Re: You might be waiting for Scissors

Call it Spok or Sp0x0Ck or something similar to get past the copyright problems from the late Mr Rodenberry's estate...

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PC Variation?

How long 'til we can buy a full x86 PC-compatible variation on the concept of these tiny FF machines, so we can build and run compatible software?

Troll sues Apple for daring to plug headphones into iPhone

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2008? Prior art much?

My 'phone uses an identical design. I got it in 2005. I think my old 'phone (1997ish) had a similar one...

Anonymous Twitter alternative developed for rioters

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Way to rip off yapat.us, who developed and released an anonymous Twitter-like service last year!

Gamer claims complete console collection

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This guy...

Has NOTHING on Steve Benway! (Look him up on YouTube if you don't believe me)...

Alleged LulzSec hacker still inside

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Seems people had been breaking into Sony's system and stealing identites for some time, Sony all the while denying it was happening. The "Sony Hack" was just a big hit - too big to ignore. I suspect its intention was to force Sony to lug the holes in its security...

Red Dwarf to blast off on new adventure

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Is Craig Charles out of prison then?

I thought they put him away for a long time for child molestation?

MYSTERY of huge Canadian chicken-shed EXPLOSION

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The Canadian Tunguska Explosion

Anyone know if the ghost of Nikola Tesla has been spotted in Canad recently?

Wills and Kate to wed live on YouTube

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hashtag #rw2011

"fans of the Widdletons can send their 140-character congrats using the hashtag #rw2011"

Given past "occurrances" of when a live twitter feed was broadcast on telly, do you think they'll be reviewing the tweets by hand before they go up or will it be flooded with spam and trolling within 30 seconds?

Let's watch what happens when every British frequenter of /b/ decides to do the same thing...

Conviction overturned for abuse images bought from bookshop

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Seizing library books and giving them back?

I'm surprised they didn't just renew them over the 'phone...

Nationwide customers find online front door shut

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Been fine with me

I've used Nationwide for years (among others) and I've never really had a single problem relating to their service! Other banks/Building societies refuse to accept my browser, crash all the time, have unnecessarily complicated login procedures (does it really improve security to have to enter your details on multiple pages? I think not), whereas Nationwide have been consistantly perfect throughout my time of using them. The online banking is simple but effective and I like that (hence I'm not a Mac luser).

El Reg is being a bit harsh...

Scientologist overlord declares victory over Anonymous

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Since when did Anonymous have ringleaders? They're anarchistic - there are no leaders, everything is decided with mob psychology...

BOFH: Pain fear games

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No BOFH this week?

I was looking forward to it...

Sony uncloaks first Google TV television

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Weren't Acorn doing this back in the '90s?

(Before Apple pursuaded them to bankrupt themselves with the NC debacle)...

Apple trade marks 'There's an app for that'

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Pure lower case and pure upper case...

... Surely that means mixed-case versions aren't trade-marked!

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Fair use...

Fair use only applies in the US...

'Draw Mohammed' page removed from Facebook

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Someone ought to mirror that page before Google Cahce deletes it (end of the month)....

2012 Olympic mascots cop a shoeing

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Better mascot

Personally, and in echo to Andy Zaltzman's comments, I think they should have used Jack the Ripper. He's perfect - everyone's heard of him, no-one dares ridicule him and what has more to do with sport than chopping up prostitutes?

Don't try to sleep with your iPad, doctor warns

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Easy way to avoid eyestrain etc...

Just turn the system to a White-on-Black mode (if it has one) - it's the white that dos your eyes in, so decreasing that sorts it out.

Veteran UK fraud fighter 'BobBear' retires

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Currently backing up the site in preparation for it going offline. 300MB in and still going...

Anyone want a copy when I'm done? (Anyone able to host it?)


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