* Posts by Mike_JC

18 publicly visible posts • joined 12 Jul 2011

Windows users can soon ditch Bing, Edge, other bundleware – but only in the EU


I have Copilot on my Windows 11 Pro PC but I have yet to use it.

High severity vuln in WinRAR could allow code to run when files are opened


I used to use WinZip but every update to Windows 11 broke WinZip, needing to pay for an update, so now I use 7-zip which is free to use and bug-free.

International Space Station stabilizes after just-docked Russian module suddenly fires thrusters


It was just an equipment malfunction, I am sure malfunctions occur quite often on something like a space station. This will not be the last malfunction. I am glad it's all over now and attitude control has bee regained.

With less than two months left, let's check in on Brexit: All IT systems are up and running and ready to go, says no one


The British government and IT systems have never gone well together.

Boeing, Boeing, gone! CEO Muilenburg quits 'effective immediately'


Re: Kinda but no...

Unless it's Royal Mail, in which case they lose it anyway.

That's Microsoft price: Now you can enjoy a BSOD from the comfort of your driving seat


Asda and Windows

My local Asda hasn't even elevated to Windows 7, they seem permanently stuck on Windows XP.

Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows 7, 8.1 support forums


Microsoft's support for any version of Windows is rubbish anyway, they usually end up giving a totally irrelevant answer so no loss there.

Britain mulls 'complete shutdown' of 4G net for emergency services


Where I live the 4G coverage from EE is non-existent. Even the ordinary mobile phone signal (2G) is poor and intermittent. A few months ago I was so frustrated by it that I changed to a different supplier.

Closing down the 4G network to us mortals will go down very badly for the Conservatives in the elections.

Twenty years ago today: Windows 98 crashed live on stage with Bill Gates. Let's watch it again...


After Windows 98 we had the far worse Windows ME.

£12k fine slapped on Postman Pat and his 300,000 spam emails


Royal Mail trusted - pull the other one! They lose loads of stuff posted.

Microsoft patches Windows to cool off Intel's Meltdown – wait, antivirus? Slow your roll


I have just checked Regedit and that DWORD above has been set already on my superb but not new Intel Core i3 desktop workstation.

AIDS? Ebola? Nah – ELECTRO SMOG is our 'biggest problem', says Noel Edmonds


I suppose this is what is to be expected from someone who invented Mr Blobby.

eBay DROPS DEAD AGAIN - tat bazaar says sorry, scrambles to resurrect site


Re: Tinfoil Hat time?

That is because ISPs are too bone idle to move to IPv6. The world is running short of IPv4 addresses.

Cow flatulence, gas emissions much worse than thought - boffins


More idiotic pronunciations from "scientists" who should know better and who really do need a career change.

Apple begs ex-Google bods to fix crap maps app


Apple to fix new maps app

Why don't Apple just buy back into Google Maps, after all that works very well, I know as I use an Android phone.

Office 15 beta ready for fondling by early 2012


Office 15 beta

Microsoft need to dump the awful "ribbon" and go back to decent toolbars. Either that or people will vote with their feet and go to OpenOffice.org.

Future Firefox to slurp updates silently


Updates to Firefox & UAC

I find UAC such a nuisance that I just keep it permanently disabled.

MS to WinXP diehards: Just under 3 more years' support


Windows XP & IE9

IE9 gives blurry text anyway - it just isn't any good. Get Firefox 5 - this will run on XP no problems and gives good clear text unlike IE9.