* Posts by J. R. Hartley

1001 posts • joined 23 Jan 2011

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UK government will not step in over Altice’s growing stake in BT

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Not surprising

Tory scumbaggery at its finest.

If they can let ARM go, then what chance does BT have?

RIP, we hardly knew ye.

Strike days should serve as 'wake-up call' to BT's top brass, says union

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Re: Maths

Bollocks

Apple tells suppliers to use 'Taiwan, China' or 'Chinese Taipei' to appease Beijing

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Re: Red-line

The fruity foxconn-rebrander doesn't give a fuck about ANYTHING except the bottom line.

Windows 10 22H2 edges closer to the enterprise as OS hits Release Preview

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So it'll be rolled out to enterprise users in about 36 months.

I've been fired, says engineer who claimed Google chatbot was sentient

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Re: Dave

Just what do you think you're doing, Dave.

Israel aims to build its own upgradable quantum computer

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U ok hun?

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You are deluded. The whole world knows what apartheid israel is doing. Blowing up kids playing football on a beach, firing missiles into hospitals, keeping water and electricity shut off to try and kill as many innocent Palestinians as possible. And apparently pointing that out is antisemitism. Absolutely mental.

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Well said.

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Apartheid supporters like yourself don't have any friends.

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Let the Hasbara flow through you, my anonymous coward apartheid supporting friends.

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Disgrace

Companies shouldn't be working with apartheid regimes.

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A racist quantum computer. I suppose it was only a matter of time.

Apple forgoes cooling systems in M2 MacBook Air

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The accelerometer is so the laptop can tell it's falling and park the... oh wait...

Hmm...

BT strikes to start this month, 40,000 workers to down tools

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Re: "95.6 percent were in favor"

It has been noticed.

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Re: IT'S GOOD TO WALK. There wil be more foodbanks than telephone exchanges at this rate.

Thatcher scuppered BT's fibre optic plans in the late 80s.

https://www.techradar.com/uk/news/world-of-tech/how-the-uk-lost-the-broadband-race-in-1990-1224784

CP/M's open-source status clarified after 21 years

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Re: The title is no longer required.

Never mind that. I'll take it off your hands ;)

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Oooh yet another reason to get a C128.

BT strike action is coming: Comms union to serve notice to company

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Re: Register going Stateside?

Noticed that too, my steeplejack friend.

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Re: Happy days are here again!

"What I'd really like to understand is why today, given that the tax take is a higher proportion of GDP than it's ever been, we can't afford to provide council houses, better benefits, uni. fees and grants, and all the other support that let me and my brother get out of benefits dependence."

Tories. That's why.

UK government extends review of BT stake owned by French tycoon Patrick Drahi

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Re: Beware - Look no rurther than Suddenlink in the US -- Poor BT Customers...

Jesus that's grim.

At least he made himself a few million, that's all that matters.

/sarcasm

Roku adds HomeKit, AirPlay2 support as Apple loosens control-freak tendencies in the smart-home world

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Rupert Murdoch

The above scumbag owns many shares in Roku. I, for one, believe that is why we never saw the Roku 4 in the UK. Just in case it stood on Sky's toes. Doubt this will work on my plethora of Roku 2s, but I don't have any Apple guff in my house anyway at the minute.

You can now pepper your Windows 10 desktop with Android apps... if you have a Samsung phone, that is

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Workbench

I miss AmigaOS so fucking much.

Windows 10 October 2020 Update has arrived... and so have the fixes. Plus: Fancy a discount on a Surface Duo?

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SHART

Perfectly named.

If you can read this, your Windows 10 2004 PC really is connected to the internet no matter what the OS claims

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Re: Teething problems

"Microsoft In Buggy Update Shocker"

SoftBank: Oi, we paid $32bn for you, when are you going to strong-Arm some more money out of your customers?

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Re: Meh

Why would I be ashamed? Everyone knows Tories are nonces.

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Re: Meh

Who mentioned Labour you nonce?

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Re: SoftBank bought a goose that lays golden eggs...

I just still can't believe the Tory scum allowed the sale in the first place. It should have been blocked. It was one of the very few British success stories. I know the original Acorn crew were very upset about the sale.

Shopped recently in a small online store? Check this list to see if it was one of 570 websites infected with card-skimming Magecart

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What a pisser. That thing about hiding it in the logos though, impressive.

Chrome extensions are 'the new rootkit' say researchers linking surveillance campaign to Israeli registrar Galcomm

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Scum of the earth a chara

Wow, Microsoft's Windows 10 always runs Edge on startup? What could cause that? So strange, tut-tuts Microsoft

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It hasn't gone away you know

While Huawei burns, Ericsson lands plush new O2 contract to help push 5G in Britain

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Marconi

Back in the UK at last.

Huawei launches UK charm offensive: We've provided 2G, 3G and 4G for 20 years, and you're worried about 5G?

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Backdoors are a real problem for Huawei kit.

They just won't let the NSA implement them.

Moore's Law is deader than corduroy bell bottoms. But with a bit of smart coding it's not the end of the road

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Quantum

Where does quantum computing fit into all of this?

Not just its VCS console that's MIA, Atari is a no-show in court, too: Reborn biz ignores hardware architect's lawsuit over unpaid wages

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Re: That recording

Fucking lolled, it really does sound like a pub. Remember them? :'(

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Re: Atari?

He's wrong. Jack Tramiel didn't even buy Atari until he'd left Commodore after CES 84. He's talking about the other part of Atari.

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Re: Atari?

Mid 80s? That's funny. The Jaguar really was ahead of it's time then.

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Re: Anyway ...

It's not looking good, is it.

No more installing Microsoft's Chromium-centered Edge by hand: Windows 10 will do it for you automatically

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Re: Déja Vu

Have they learned nothing?

No. Apparently not.

Software bug in Bombardier airliner made planes turn the wrong way

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What's our vector, Victor.

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Re: At least..

A spokesman said, "This is the one thing we didn't want to happen".

Not going Huawei just yet: UK ministers reportedly rethinking pledge to kick Chinese firm out of telco networks by 2023

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Re: shambles.gov.uk/2020-05-27#huawei

I worked for Plessey/GEC/Marconi for 30 years. Wind your fucking neck in with that shit attitude.

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Re: shambles.gov.uk/2020-05-27#huawei

Remember Marconi?

We had the best comms tech in the world. BT didn't want it cos Huawei was cheaper. It's capitalism 101.

RIP Marconi, we hardly knew ye :'(

What do you call megabucks Microsoft? No really, it's not a joke. El Reg needs you

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Re: I'll give it a go...

Microslurp

Zoom's end-to-end encryption isn't actually end-to-end at all. Good thing the PM isn't using it for Cabinet calls. Oh, for f...

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Tories In SNAFU Shocker. Should Corbyn Resign Over This?

Microsoft's Bill Gates defrag is finally virtually complete: Billionaire quits board to double down on philanthropy

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Re: Would you like to be fried with that?

Shit the bed!!

You've put up with us banging on about IT for years. Now it's your turn. Grab a mic and join us on The Register's podcast

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Re: I know...

Speaking In Tech was utter shite by the time it got the boot.

Shame really as it used to be good craic but that was many years ago.

They should've put it out of its misery years ago.

Broadband providers can now flog Openreach's new IP voice network in bid to ditch UK's copper phone lines by 2025

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Huge

This is a game changer.

Dual screens, fast updates, no registry cruft and security in mind: Microsoft gives devs the lowdown on Windows 10X

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Windows Mobile

We're going back to the early 2000s

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Re: Er, who?

Any relation to Deedee Megadoodoo?

Forgotten motherboard driver turns out to be perfect for slipping Windows ransomware past antivirus checks

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Not even gonna lie.

That's impressive.

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