* Posts by MrDamage

1722 posts • joined 25 Feb 2011

Businesses should dump Windows for the Linux desktop

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Re: LibreOffice is not as good as MS Office

Managers should lead by example. If they can't do what their team can do, then time to get a new manager.

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Re: Living in a bubble?

>> Excel, I think is where the biggest problem is. Libre Calc will do the basics, but it does not have feature parity with Excel.

Because it's a spreadsheet program that will only work as a spreadsheet program, and not, say, as a database, as many Excel users seem to think it is.

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Re: preaching the gospel

Excuse me! There are dozens of us! DOZENS!

Nancy Pelosi ties Chinese cyber-attacks to need for Taiwan visit

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Just tell yourself the person coding that page was a shit typist. Ignore the "ov".

Taiwan: Prince of China.

Apple sued by French media over App Store power

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You can sideload on Android, which is the only reason why they are not chasing Google for the same thing.

Bad news, older tech workers: Job advert language works against you

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Re: So?

If it's a cabling issue under the desk, no.

Reg readers tell us what they wanted for SysAdmin Appreciation Day

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Re: Unless you work in Education

Make it the 19th. That way if we don't get what we want, we can get "carried away" with our role play the following day.

Google postpones Chrome's third-party cookie bonfire yet again

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Re: Dear website owner

Protip: Switch off your ad-blocking for an hour. Google bikini pictures (or speedos if so inclined), re-enable ad-blocking. Any ads that make it through your blocking regime in future, will likely be a picture of an attractive person in swimwear, and thus not a fully unpleasant annoyance

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Re: Dear website owner

"This website is best viewed with ad-block disabled" usually means "You cannot make sense of this website with ad-block disabled."

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Featuring: The Dread Road Warrior Rockatansky.

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

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Why not chickens feet?

Lobbed off at the ankle, no opposing muscles groups, actuated simply by pulling on the tendons, and in plentiful supply already. Greater structural integrity too.

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Re: Rise of the machines?

Cats: Fiercely independent and proud, yet utterly reliant upon a system in place for their benefit

See also: libertarian.

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At least we have the decency to kill it humanely first, unlike dolphins, sea lions, cats, and countless other species.

Microsoft warns Windows 10 patch broke printing for some

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Re: "It just borks."

Drop the idea to someone in Apple's marketing department.

Right to contest automated AI decision under review as part of UK government data protection consultation

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Re: Data economy?

So you feel strongly supportive about Brexit, but you're ashamed to put your name to it.


Rejoice! System Administrator Appreciation Day (SAAD) is nigh

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Upgrade your hardware

The newer shovels make digging in dry, hard, or compacted soil easier.


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Re: Baby sitter required

Who even needs the interns? We could just script it, and have Roy do the honours for us

Judge approves Twitter's request to hurry along Musk trial to October

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Re: An elongated fine?

Elon knew how many bots he had, he paid for them after all.

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Re: An elongated fine?

If the share price for Twitter is below that what it was before Elon announced his intentions to buy, I believe the judge would also take that into consideration. Have the payment price set midway between Twitter's original price, and what was offered.

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Re: seems so simple

True, but who, or what, defines an account as "monetizable".

Tesla jettisons 75% of Bitcoin holdings, boosting cash balance by $936m

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A pint says

One of Elon's simps will start a GoFundMe.

Outlook email users alerted to suspicious activity from Microsoft-owned IP address

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Re: Relative silence...

Given how Faecesbook, and Rogers, managed to self-purge themselves from the internet due to incompetence, I wouldn't rule out Hanlon's Razor just yet.

Amazon sues 10,000 Facebook Group admins for offering fake reviews

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I look at the 2 and 3 star reviews. They're the stupidly honest reviews.

"Brilliant product, 5 stars, but taking 3 stars off because it arrived a day later than expected."


"Get what you pay for. Cheap tool that can be used for a couple of jobs before you chuck it."

Intel’s first discrete GPUs won't be a home run

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Wait til they expand the model range like BMW did

Subscription based thermal management?

SCOTUS judges 'doxxed' after overturning Roe v Wade

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But if it is legitimate, then SCOTUS has no choice but to let it run its natural course, with no attempt by authorities to abort it.

Microsoft tests CD ripping for Media Player in Windows 11

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Yeah, audio CDs

Those round, shiny things you buy at gigs when you go see and support local and indie bands.

I guess you think it's some form of communism that I'm buying direct from the content creator, instead of paying for several middlemen to rent the same experience out to me.

Twitter sues Musk: He can't just 'change his mind, trash the company, walk away'

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Re: What if Twitter were holed below the waterline

With a bad robot voiceover.

NYC issues super upbeat PSA for surviving the nuclear apocalypse

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Re: Standard Operating Procedure upon Encountering a Nuclear Attack at Close Range

If it's all the same to you, I'd rather stick my head between someone else's legs, and kiss their arse goodbye.

San Francisco cops want real-time access to private security cameras for surveillance

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Re: So long as it is totally on a volunteer basis

You missed the point. He's not saying he's giving the access to everyone, he saying the sloppy security methods used by the police will lead to EVERYONE being able to watch EVERYONE.

Stalkers, burglers, abusive exes will all be able to tune in without their victims being aware their movements are being tracked, and recorded.

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Re: Do they not know how CCTV works?

Red Dwarf also took the piss with it.


First-ever James Webb Space Telescope image revealed

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Re: Gravitational Lensing

I don't think I waked and baked enough this morning for me to be able to comprehend this.

Just as an amfM post should be.

Microsoft resorts to Registry hack to keep Outlook from using Windows 11 search

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Re: Borkzilla has never understood search

Like 7Zip file manager compared to Windows file manager. Source/destination name longer than 256 character? No problems.

Windows: Refuses to look at what it allowed it's users to do.

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Re: What about Windows 10?

The same as how they licensed Chromium for Edge, they have licensed Amazon's search engine for Bing.

Choosing a non-Windows OS on Lenovo Secured-core PCs is trickier than it should be

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>> "They've already stopped BIOS reconfig via script as they claim it's a security issue (which HP and Dell don't seem to agree with

And guess how many HPs and Dells end up coming into my shop after a Windows update has changed BIOS settings....AGAIN.

Judge rejects another Microsoft appeal against surplus license reseller suit

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It's the same form of accounting used to fine a person who torrented a single song, $20,000. They have to make up for "business losses"*.

*You know, partying on their yacht with hookers and blow instead of dealing with lawyers.

Elon Musk considering 'drastic action' as Twitter takeover in 'jeopardy'

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Re: Where is the ROI?

Propaganda machine so his incel fanbase can worship at his feet so he can get his little rocket to lift off.

Boris Johnson set to step down with tech legacy in tatters

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Do you really want the tax payer to foot the bill for all of the counselling the mistress would require after seeing Bojo naked?

Apple's latest security feature could literally save lives

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Re: And the TLAs?

When it comes down to it, the TLAs aren't even happy we're allowed to own curtains.

Calls for bans on Chinese CCTV makers Hikvision, Dahua expand

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Glorious whataboutism and deflection

Xi is pleased with you. Your social score has been credited with 100 points. All Glory to the Pooh Bear!

Intel ships crypto-mining ASIC at the worst possible time

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Re: The sooner, the better

Right after we close down the preferred form of currency for criminals. No, not Bitcoin, the USD.

Firefox kills another tracking cookie workaround

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Re: Sounds great

For those who have no choice to "upgrade"to Win10/11 for whatever reasons, you can switch off a lot of the telemetry.


California's attempt to protect kids online could end adults' internet anonymity

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Re: I can see this working

Growing old is mandatory. Growing up is optional.

China is trolling rare-earth miners online and the Pentagon isn't happy

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Re: Use recycled rare earth instead

"ere ya go Gov, lovely dirt, slightly used, letting it go fer a steal."

Whatever hit the Moon in March, it left this weird double crater

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Re: Bouncy space junk?

More likely scenario than bouncing, would be it hit engine end first, at an angle sufficient for the engine to sheer off and create crater 1. Rest of the rocket continues on to crash and create crater 2.

BOFH: HR's gold mine gambit – they get the gold and we get the shaft

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It's more whether or not the BoFH of PFY have provided you with a roll of carpet to keep warm.

Microsoft issues fix for Windows 11 Wi-Fi hotspots

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Re: Windows Serarch?

Why even use Windows for games? Thanks to the Steam Deck, more and more games are getting patches to run on linux via Proton.

Samsung fined $14 million for misleading smartphone water resistance claims

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Re: Common sense...

You forgot about them also drilling a hole in the case to access the "hidden" 3.5mm headphone jack.

Wi-Fi hotspots and Windows on Arm broken by Microsoft's latest patches

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Re: Testing?

Win98 I think was the last version of Windows that had that. I can't recall them "despoiling" the prettiness of the XP box with legalese.

Always read the comments: Beijing requires oversight of all reader-generated chat

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Re: Socialism?

The term you want, is Oligarchy. You know, the term they're trying very, very hard not to apply to the USA, despite all appearances otherwise.

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Re: Outsourcing opportunity?

They always have been able to, it's just not economically viable. The costs involved in moderating in enough of a real time environment in order to continue to facilitate the exchange of ideas are literally prohibitive. You would have to charge for site usage, and nobody is going to pay a cent to use something like Tw@tter.


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