* Posts by paulej72

32 posts • joined 11 Nov 2010

Microsoft decrees that all high-school IT teachers were wrong: Double spaces now flagged as typos in Word


Re: What's next?


Veteran NASA probe Dawn: Winter is coming on Ceres (sort of)


Orbit change without fuel

If the change to 50x4000 orbit will exhaust the fuel, how will the probe circularize its orbit at the end of its life?

Space.. the fi, er, New Frontiers: NASA to hurl space robot at duck comet – or Saturn moon


Cancel SLS and we can do both easily.

FireEye pulls Equifax boasts as it tries to handle hack fallout



Is equifux.com still available. Seems like an appropriate url.

Why can't you install Windows 10 Creators Update on your old Atom netbook? Because Intel stopped loving you


Microsoft is already making security updates for Anniversary for Windows 10 2016 Long Term Servicing Branch. What they are doing is allowing these patches to be applied to the Clover Trail system as well.

What I don't understand is what is so different between Anniversary and Creators that the drivers for the chipset would not work correctly on both.

Ye Bug List



Who messed with the CSS. The font sizes seem to be too big especially on comments. I am using FF 52.0.1 on Win 7. IE 11 looked the same.

Parents have no idea when kidz txt m8s 'KMS' or '99'


Re: Too bad...

All I got were episodes of Get Smart.

Twitter expands beyond 140 characters


How many characters do you need to say "I just took a shit and now my toilet's clogged".

Sick to death of mighty rocket launches? Avoid these dates


3 Soyuz launches

From 3 different launch sites. Now that is special.

Mozilla annual report shows risky Google dependency now risky Yahoo! dependency


Re: It costs a third of a billion dollars a year...

No it's enough for one CEO and two or three developers. No wonder nothing get fixed.

Doctor Who: Even the TARDIS key can't unpick the chronolock in Face the Raven


Not dead

If you noticed one of the other characters said that the ravens victims always ran and wished that the did not. Clara did not run and I am guessing because of this the raven did not actually kill her.

Microsoft may join Mozilla and retire SHA-1 in 2016


Re: Bandwaggon

I have printers that use SHA1 for https to the web configuration interface. I had to download a old version of Pale Moon to access them since both Chrome and FF would not let me access them. And for some of them, I am sure there will be no upgrades to the firmware to support SHA2.

While SHA1 might be hackable, I would rather use it than to send my printer passwords over the net in plain text.

Ofcom: Ahem, about that 28GHz spectrum. Let's talk fees


How much?

How much does Ofcom expect to make on the fees it is charging? The table only gives a price, but is that per mast, is it per month, per year, per 15 year? We need more info here.

Swarm of Apple iRobots released to map interior of Cupertino HQ


Re: you have to be pretty scared of the boss,

As anyone familiar with big construction, as-built is not the same as as-planned. Getting the final as-built plans for a building from the contractor can be as a painstaking process as getting the building done in the first place. Now if these devices can do the as built plans that would be a great benefit to a contractor.

TERROR in SPACE: ISS 'Nauts end panic by switching computer off and on again


Re: So

No that was only back in 2010.

UNDER A VEST: Man cuffed for smuggling 94 iPhones strapped to his body


Smuggle them INTO China

Why don't the just get them fresh off the production lines? Silly Chinese.

Microsoft patch batch pre-alerts now for paying customers ONLY


I am glad.

I for one am glad they are doing this. Now the baddies can't see what vulnerabilities are being fixed and get a head start trying to find them. I know the reports were rather vague, but they did let the virus writers narrow their search window.

SpaceX 'Dragon V2' rocket podule can hover-land on Earth - or MARS


What about storage

Looks like there is no storage for stuff the astronauts will need no their trip. Where is the space to store the flight suits, where is the food. Unless they plan on using a launch profile that allows for a quick dock to the ISS, they will need to eat and other things before docking.

Foxconn: Our hiring freeze has nothing to do with iPhone 5


Suicide Nets

With all the new suicide nets, maybe they do not need to hire new employees at such a great pace. Just recycle the jumpers instead of replacing.

Company you never heard of builds 3.4 petaflops super for DOE


Supermicro motherboards. I think I would pass on that. I have had 3 GPU servers built with Supermicro boards and all 3 needed the motherboards replaced before I could get them to boot reliably.

Newborn planets spotted slurping up gas from young parent star


You mean an nicer artist's rendition. The Reg image is not a direct image. At least the Independent has the original data image.

YouTube app wrenched from next Apple iPhones, iPads


No longer needed

Why would Apple want to support the YouTube app anymore. When iOS first came out Google did not have HTM5 working with YouTube so any iOS device needed a special app to be able to play the videos since Flash was not available. Now Apple is better off not redirecting YouTube anymore since it work and gives the users a better experience as they will not have to wait for another app to start before they can see the latest lolcat.


Nintendo DSi sends child abuser to the slammer


Not finished yet?

Now will they go and arrest the girl for having taken child pornography pictures? Or how about and ASBO?

Dell intros world's thinnest 15in laptop PC



Actually a ctrl+shift+anykey will cause the popup.

RIM makes Bold move with OS 7

Thumb Up


I looked for this page and never found it. Verizon's site sucks. I am updating now. Hopefully I will not regret it.


I am still wating for 6

I have a 9650 that is running 5 and I am still waiting for 6. Verizon or RIM have not made it available for my phone yet. I probably be at the end of my 2 years before I see any of the newer versions.


Microsoft rallies IE6 death squads



This is probably other browsers using IE6s browser string so that sites will be rendered without the dreaded please use IE6 junk. I bet there are a bunch of Chinese Browsers based on other technologies that all say they are IE6.


TiVo calls time on ageing set-tops


Lifetime Service

You all did get "Lifetime" subscriptions. You failed to notice that "Lifetime" meant the lifetime of the service which TiVo just killed.

I always figure "lifetime" means the the lifetime of the device which could be 5 minutes.

Discovery survives feeler gauge disintegration


Feeler Gauges

Also if they are screwed together you can arrange several adjacent to each other to use as custom sized gauge.

PS: we need a light bulb icon for those eureka moments.

Microsoft finally says adios to Autorun


U3 should still work

Paul 172

U3 autorun will still work as U3 sets part of the drive to look like a CD to the OS. The autorun is from this protected cd image if I remember correctly.

I would think that this could be used by a virus as well.


Apple preps CDMA-GSM 'World iPad'?


Cheap parts

I think the reason we are seeing this is that it is getting easier to get radio modules that have both CDMA and GSM. If the part is the same size as older versions and cheap enough, why not have a iPad/iPhone that can do it all.

First day WinPho 7 sales top 40k, claims market watcher


What about Dell

Does the 40k include the 26k phones that Dell was providing for their employees?


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