* Posts by BrownishMonstr

371 posts • joined 22 May 2011


Dude, where's my laser?

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Except when it’s 5G, or WiFi

Home working is here to stay, says Lenovo boss, and will grow the total addressable PC market by up to 30%

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Re: Market +30% = wages -30%

Whilst I can be more inclined to browse the Web, I sometimes work longer since I don't have an incentive to leave early, that is, my 22m commute home won't shoot up to 45m.

I can imagine even those who are better than I and won't be distracted as much, May still work more hours than they should.

BoJo buckles: UK govt to cut Huawei 5G kit use 'to zero by 2023' after pressure from Tory MPs, Uncle Sam

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I hope we invest and create our own infrastructure. I wonder if America will be laughing as much.

UK's Ministry of Defence: We'll harvest and anonymise private COVID-19 apps' tracing data by handing it to 'behavioural science' arm

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Re: Quelle Surprise!

DoD? Department of the dead?

The software bots are coming, the software bots are coming: Microsoft swallows UK automation minnow while dreaming of low-code apps

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Re: To A Profitable Future, Gentlemen !

Depends on why they are buying a business.

Clients, patents, IP, employees/knowledge, maybe others

If you're appy and you know it: The Huawei P40 Pro conclusively proves that top-notch specs aren't everything

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Re: In a world, where smartphones aren't shitty PCs

"I feel you", nothing can really replace the hole that was WinPhone.

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Re: In a world, where smartphones aren't shitty PCs

Microsoft sucks!

No, seriously. They fuck up everything good they have.

I use iOS now and there things I miss from Windows including the keyboard (swipe works better than SwiftKey), I miss being able to search contacts in the "Dialer app" using the numbers (e.g pressing 3-2-3 would search for "dad"), HERE maps was good, and plenty of other stuff.

Sucky McSuckFace sucks, for fucks sake.

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

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Re: FUD Factory

Certainly better than what I was thinking of

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Something to do with their fucking indecisiveness, always changing course, fucking up the stuff people love (Windows Phone), and then prematurely ejaculating and cancelling the stuff people love.

Something like Doubt Corp, Doubt Factory, WhatMart (though this sounds more like Stack Exchange), but better.

Come on people think, group effort.

UK COVID-19 contact-tracing app data may be kept for 'research' after crisis ends, MPs told

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Re: Anyone want to buy a Windows phone?

I sincerely hope the NHSX app traces contacts via Infrared, I would definitely use the app if it did, but I doubt I would be able to get a infrared phone with no Bluetooth.

Infrared, when sharing with your friends took tens of minutes, if at all.

Lars Ulrich makes veiled threats of another Metallica album during web chat with Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff

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Re: up until 1991,

Damn, with exception of a couple of songs, you are quite right.

Browse mode: We're not goofing off on the Sidebar of Shame and online shopping sites, says UK's Ministry of Defence

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You didn't suck hard enough, they like it rough.

Prank warning: You do know your smart speaker's paired with Spotify over the internet, don't you?

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Re: Until some vendor takes security seriously...

Wouldn't Linux power most of these anyway?

Forget tabs – the new war is commas versus spaces: Web heads urged by browser devs to embrace modern CSS

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Re: Coming soon

Sir, I use it, therefore I am not an Azi.

Is this an ASP.NET Core I see before me? Where to next for Microsoft's confusing web framework...

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Re: Confusing for those that dont .NET

What industry is the software you are developing for?

I'm curious why, after three years, it is not yet released--or are your clients funny and prefer a full-fledged software than an MVP.

COVID-19 is pretty nasty but maybe this is taking social distancing too far? Universe may not be expanding equally in all directions

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It's obviously because of 5G.


Cloudflare family-friendly DNS service flubs first filtering foray: Vital LGBTQ, sex-ed sites blocked 'by mistake'

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Re: So?

Which is possibly fine for a smallish group, but the bigger the group the more likely factions will be created, and you'll always have a few knobheads, who are more visually prominent then the rest of the group.

That said, I disagree. People can be knobs and hate someone for being different or making them feel uneasy, nothing to do with the individual or their identity.

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Re: And the problem is?

You may wish to allow porn, but only certain kinds. Such as ones you don't find degrading (either to men and/or women).

Astroboffin gets magnets stuck up his schnozz trying and failing to invent anti-face-touching coronavirus gizmo

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Re: smart people


Official: Office 365 Personal, Home axed next month... and replaced by Microsoft 365 cloud subscriptions

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Re: "Oh, and you can keep your friggingg AI OFF my machines!"

May I ask, how old is the average millenial?

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What was the point of the rename?

Did they just add alt-Skype into it and decided it's more than just Office?

Yes there's a bunch of extra features in there that won't see their teenage years, but it's essentially just office. Right?

For some reason I've got the song Weapon of choice stuck in my head.

Pandemic impact: Two-thirds of polled Reg readers say it's business as usual in the IT dept, one in ten panicking

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Re: 3D Pie Charts

Sphere charts are obviously the way to go. 3D!! VR!!

Google warns against disabling websites during Coronavirus pandemic

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Re: Yes, Google

Perhaps it isn't, but once life goes back to normal, or as normal as it can get, the companies this advice is for are going to appreciate it. Given that companies are going to suffer financially due to lock-downs, it will be in their best interest their website rankings won't be affected by closing the website down, partially or fully. Otherwise they will end up losing even more money, when they could have avoided it.

But if they ignored it and their company suffers as a result, then G-man can go ahead and say "we told you so".

I say, as someone who has f-all knowledge of SEO and web rankings.

SAP opens up certain online courses to locked-down tech learners

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Re: Paying for vendor training

I definitely agree.

It's probably why we have a lot of .NET developers out there. I'm not sure what the landscape would be if MS didn't give Visual Studio Express, DreamSpark/BusinessSpark, or the Community Version licenses for free. Though, it might have helped that their IDE and offerings were good enough.

I considered learning SAP, but I'm not going to pay for the privilege. Yes, I understand I might get rich off of it, but SAP already charge enormous prices to the clients, they should be able to provide them free to devs wanting to learn. I'm not going to pay a lot of money for a course I might not even benefit from (University excluding).

British Army adopts WhatsApp for formal orders as coronavirus isolation kicks in

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But isn't now the best time?

Facebook, distributor of deceptive political ads, sues registrar Namecheap over deceptive domain names

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Re: Only in England the source of the Skripal fantasy would this title fly

I'm interested in registering a domain, is Namecheap the best?

Are there any others that can also provide email and web hosting?

Don't use natwest.co.uk for online banking, Natwest bank tells baffled customer

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Re: Scotland & Brexit?

Seems easier just to call it ScatWest

Fujitsu warns HMRC Projects team that 30% of them could be out of a job come April

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Re: Perhaps HMRC can hire some freelancers if needed

In the ears? With a "la-la-la-la-la"

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Re: So Fujitsu has no other work?

But you should obviously be very grateful for the job they provided, and work some free hours whilst you're at it.

Also, If you do the bare minimal your contract stated then you're doing a shit job, so here, have a PIP, luvvie.

Ever had a script you just can't scratch? Excel on the web now has just the thing

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Re: Close[1] but no cigar

Except there are valid times when you may want to pull several files in using a macro, or perhaps just reading data from those files. So I think being unable to read files or perform some system-level tasks; such as renaming, deleting, moving, or executing files; would hinder some use valid cases.

I hate using Excel for things it shouldn't be used for. Past a certain complexity, one must refrain from bastardising further and seek a custom implementation.

That said, perhaps people are more used with VBA and like to use it to automate part of their (non-programmig/IT related) job.

This AI is full of holes: Brit council fixes thousands of road cracks spotted by algorithm using sat snaps

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Re: AI with worker drones

You're arseuming a lot.

I've downvoted plenty because they just so happen to be under my thumb when I scroll down whilst reading on the phone. The one time I realise is when I'm not logged in.

Coronavirus claims new victim: 'DEF CON cancelled' joke cancelled after DEF CON China actually cancelled

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Re: Hard Times

I had to travel to our brewery

Please don't say you brew Corona?

Microsoft: 14 January patch was the last for Windows 7. Also Microsoft: Actually...

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Re: Freebies?

Maybe it's in the T's & C's.

I wouldn't know, though. Like you, I generally don't bother reading them.

Windows takes a tumble in the land of the Big Mac and Bacon Double Cheeseburger

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Re: Possible use of audio

Whilst I disagree with OP's post, in that Mc Donald's (UK) certainly do cell Coca-Cola, I do believe "Coke" is a trademark of the Coca-Cola company.

I don't think it's a registered trademark and I'm not sure how generalcide would affect a court's ruling if Coca-Cola would ever take someone to court.

BOFH: When was the last time someone said these exact words to you: You are the sunshine of my life?

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Re: Hmmm

It's like the Simpsons, how come Maggie is still a baby when she's older than I am--by a few years, anyway.

Looking for a great value broadband deal? War-torn Syria will do you proud

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Does average(mean/median/mode) salaries factor into this? If internet in CountryA costs twice as much as CountryB, but the average salary in CountryA is ten times as much, then the internet can possibly be considered cheaper in CountryA.


Are you getting it? Yes, armageddon it: Mass hysteria takes hold as the Windows 7 axe falls

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Re: @The Oncoming Scorn - Ah, Git ...

Except the number "zero", which I think the Arabs invented.

This is also a system for GPs, right? UK doctors seek clarity over Health dept's £40m single sign-on funding

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Re: what is a GP?

You should probably move to a more crap GP, they tend to be more free (time-wise).

Xbox Series X: Gee thanks, Microsoft! Just what we wanted for Xmas 2020 – a Gateway tower PC

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Re: It looks like a PC...

If it computes stuff and it's personal, then it's a PC. Much like my phone. Much like my brain implant.

Oi, Queenslander who downloaded 26.8TB in June alone – we see you

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Re: Eew!

But think of the brotherly bonding.

Two can play that game: China orders ban on US computers and software

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Re: Say it ain't so!

Cheater in Queef, you say?

Take Sajid Javid's comments on IR35 UK contractor rules with a bucket of salt, warns tax guru

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This wouldn't happen to be the same Sajid Javid who overrode Lancashire County Council's decision on Cuadrilla's planning permission application?

BBC tells Conservative Party to remove edited Facebook ad featuring its reporters

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Not if they're editing the content to construe a different message to what the producers intended.

Regarding the British public funding the BBC, not all of us pay the TV license since we neither watch live TV nor iPlayer.

Taxi for Uber: Ride-hailing app giant stripped of licence to operate in London

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Re: re. "Passenger safety is not our priority"

our customers are our priority

Well, they aren't completely wrong. Without customer, no profits.

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Re: re. Couldn't have happened to a nicer company.

Well, at least their customer services isn't all that bad.

Iran kills the internet for its people's own good as riots grip the Middle Eastern nation

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Re: President Hassan Rouhani says the protesters are "thugs"?

I thought Mr. Supremo called them thugs?

Intel end-of-lifing BIOS and driver downloads for dusty hardware

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Re: Servers & DRM too

The Hudl looked suspiciously similar to one featured in an advert about some technology, I think it was Intel but I could well be wrong.

I feel Hudl might be a white-label product that Tesco haven't any control over.

When the IT department speaks, users listen. Or face the consequences

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Re: Beautiful

I thought Z drive was where dead files come back alive, but not in the way you remember them.

That's me looking for my gun

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Re: Beautiful

Just proves skinner boxes work. You may get somewhere treating them nicely, but it won't be as effective as electrocuting them now and again.

Yes, my electrocuting office chair is patent pending. Works wonders. As long as no one plays mad hatter.

Robotics mastermind admits: I pushed over my 1-year-old daughter to understand balance

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Maybe they should sell it to pornhub. I'm sure they can invest in some Android porn.

Isn't porn always the driver behind tech?



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