* Posts by Huckleberry Muckelroy

33 publicly visible posts • joined 22 May 2012

Microsoft freaks out users with Windows 11 warning: 'LSA protection is off'

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KB5023706 destroys SSD boot time.

#Microsoft sent down an update to #Windows11 , #KB5023706 around 3/13/2023.

Before this my great RYO PC booted from POST beep to login in 23 SECONDS.

After #KB5023706 my stodgy POS PC boots in 2 MINUTES 25 SECONDS.

It won't uninstall. #MS disavows any prob.

And I am pissed off!

Lots of other victims have asked about relief from this hideous mistake.

But like MS's other hideous mistakes, maybe it is a feature.

It seems to bork SSDs. If you never reboot, you'll never notice.

Hitting underground pipes and cables costs the UK £2.4bn a year. We need a data platform for that, says government

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With Blighty's rep for witchcraft and other arcane sciences, I would think that dowsing for cables and pipes would be the norm.

I used dowsing in many years as a land surveyor. It works better than many metal detectors.

AI in the enterprise: Prepare to be disappointed – oversold but under appreciated, it can help... just not too much

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The Concept of Real AI is Years Off

The massive manipulation of humongous databases by ginormous arrays of infinite processing power is NOT AI.

It is reminiscent of 1950s muscle cars, which could go very fast, but could not turn, stop, nor last past 50K miles. What they call "AI" is just an exercise in bloat, and a misnomer bigger than calling offsite-storage-somewhere as "The Cloud".

Real AI cannot get achieved in binary.

Prepare to have your minds blown, storage industry. 5 words: Client access Optane DIMM caching

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Will this be pronounced "Cow-Dick"?

The opsec blunders that landed a Russian politician's fraudster son in the clink for 27 years

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Re: ID10T

Exactly why the Chicken Ranch in LaGrange, Texas was allowed to stay open for so long. The real Sheriff knew if someone robbed a bank, the first place they'd go was to the Chicken Ranch for some tail, and he depended on the girls to keep him informed.

Firefox doesn't need to be No 1 – and that's OK, 'cos it's falling off a cliff

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Firefox sux in Win 10

Read article, switched back to NEW BETTER Firefox 54. Still hangs, won't scroll ("wait a couple seconds, hon, I gotta scratch an itch"). I have no idea how good ole Firefox turned into a complete POS. Back to Chrome.

The hated Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal will soon be dead. Yay?

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When the EFF commented (in The Reg, I think, well over a year ago) on leaked copyright and IP provisions as being immensely more onerous than US laws written by Hollywood corporations, it was evident TPP was COP (crock of poo).

Game over: IANA power-grab block pulled from Congress funding bill

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I heard Cruz

I heard Cruz last Friday at a Tea Party rally in Kingwood, Texas. He insisted that we would turn the Internet over to international terrorists and thugs over his dead body.

Exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phablets recalled immediately

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Cosmic Revenge

It's Samsung's just desserts for making a phone with a non-removable battery.

Ted Cruz slams DNS overseer ICANN a second time

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Given Ted Cruz's immense ignorance and immense arrogance, I would like to ask him if he has any idea what the contents of the letter that he signed means. As he is the anointed of God to lead America through the battle of Armageddon to establish the Thousand Year Reich of Jesus on Earth, what's he worried about DNS for?

Rubrik's cube: Storage firm founder drenches us in upstart Kool-Aid

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American Doughnuts!

At first I thought they had to be English Doughnuts, similar to the English Candy drill in Thomas Pynchon's "Gravity's Rainbow".

A close shave: How to destroy your hard drives without burning down the data centre

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I have used a professional tape degausser, a powerful electromagnet which changes polarity 60 times a second. I have held it on one side of a hard drive for a full minute, flipped the drive over and applied it to the other side for a full minute. I might as well have been stroking it with a feather. Unless you might try a crane magnet, my experience with degaussing has proved it ineffective.

Pray for AMD

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I try to avoid doing business with criminals and cheats. That is why none of the many PCs I have built have had Intel chips since Intel's antitrust and fraud convictions long ago. Whilst it is impossible to totally avoid Intel, I will not consciously give them money for their overhyped sand.

My 2 AMD PCs and 2 AMD laptops purr right along through every hazard, animation rendering or game I throw at them. I will always brag-up AMD chips and I wish them well.

New Windows 10 Build 10122 aims to fix file association hijacking

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Win 10 continuing Bug

I redid the laptop, build 10074 iso, and it seems to have the bug 0x80246017 that plagued build 9996 that prevents d/ling update builds; nasty that.

On a more heartening note, God Mode works just fine on Win 10. So you can mosey over to http://www.pcworld.com/article/2881613/unlock-windows-10s-hidden-powerful-godmode-tool.html

and get your buddy back. It'll fix yer file assns too.

Steely wonder? It's blind to 4G and needs armour: Samsung Galaxy S6

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S6 Battery?!?

The inability to replace the S6 battery is a total deal killer for me. I have owned some fine Samsung phones. I always had a spare battery to pop in, say if I took too many snaps, or forgot to charge it. If I can't swap out the juice, I might as well own some POS like an iPhone.

Quantum computers have failed. So now for the science

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Analogue slow?

Quantum computing always impressed me as vaporware. However, your throwaway line "...but it would just be an analogue computer, so you couldn't expect any magical speed-up." really has no moxie behind it. I think that analog should take off because we already have experience in it, both as man-made, and our own brains. We only started all that binary digital computing cock-up because it was so EASY.

MELTDOWN: Samsung, Sony not-so-smart TVs go titsup for TWO days

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Samsung Ignorant Arrogance

I own a Samsung HomeSync media box. It is a very nice concept, but unusable as a media box. For that, I am happy with a WD Live to stream from my PC. The Samsung box is unusable because of Samsung's ignorant proprietary OS and concept of functionality. I believe that when this TV prob is sorted out, the cause will be the Samsung brain-broke designers.

'Worse than I imagined': FCC commish slams chief's net neutrality bid

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He didn't read it!

That jerk Pai ran off at the mouth with his partisan comments indicating his corporate ownership, and admitted that he had not read the proposed regulations yet.

Hollywood vs hackers: Vulture cracks Tinseltown keyboard cornballs

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Matrix Reloaded got it Right

In Matrix Reloaded, Trinity is trying to hack into a power station . We look over her shoulder, and see that she is SSHing into the station's 10dot. That is the only realistic depiction of computer use that I have ever seen in a movie.

This is why we CAN have nice things: Samsung Galaxy Alpha

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Not with Knox

No, the biggest thing missing from this phone is the ability to mod the software. Samsung's Knox security app firmly puts the kibosh on installing firmware not meeting Samsung's approval. This includes simply rooting your phone. So open-source be damned. Samsung wants to be able to do BYOD to government and military, and so imposed security that screwed the rest of us.

The internet just BROKE under its own weight – we explain how

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Making Do

I think that IPv6 DNS for every device made by Man and God, and a host file for the local subnet; a bit like if it all comes crashing down, we'll always have Fire and the Wheel.

Report: American tech firms charge Britons a thumping nationality tax

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I have noticed the price difference between the UK and US tech gear as long as I have been reading The Reg. I am a Yank, and a pro hardware geek. Maybe you should look at your own tax and tariff structure. If the price diff were simply a matter of business, competition would have knocked prices low a long time ago.

What's it like using the LG G smartwatch and Android Wear? Let us tell YOU

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Samsung Watch

I have worn the Samsung watch with camera for a month-and-a-half. I like it and wear it almost every day. It is wed to my Galaxy Note II. It is very comfortable, but I live in subtropical Texas, so the plastic band can get a little humid. The main gripe that users and I have is that the accelerometer that turns the face on is not reliable. This is not a biggy. The little camera in the band is quite handy for its size, like 1.6Mp or something. I have kept text notification - read text msgs on the watch. I had to kill email notification because my wrist was spamming me.It has a lot of apps and is very configurable. I like it.

Microsoft cans three 'pinnacle' certifications, sparking user fury

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A Fart in a Windstorm

I had an MCSE at one time. It was as much professional use to me as a fart in a windstorm.

'World's worst director' plans Snowden-inspired movie comedy

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He has Bolls!

I have nothing but praise for Uwe Boll and his work. He has a fantastic sense of humor in following his horrid "Bloodrayne: The Third Reich" with "Blubberella" , a hilarious (or an hilarious) parody of his own "Bloodrayne: The Third Reich". He is definitely the best choice to dramatize the Snowden affair, with Brendan Fletcher playing something-or-other.

Windows NT: Remember Microsoft's almost perfect 20-year-old?

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The Greatest Spider

Back in '96, my 18-year-old puter guru insisted I trash Win95 and run a bootleg of NT4 Server. That was well worth the effort and led me to being the network drudge I am today. The absolutely most impressive part of the package was the spider app that came in the Resource Pack. It had this spherical gui that looked like a spider and worked really well. I have actually reinstalled NT4 just to gain access to that spider to run it on a site. I have never found a spider app to equal it, please let me know if you've found one.


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"The Locusts Sang"

Actually they are very pretty, if you like large flying insects. Bob Dylan wrote a song to the 17 year Cicadas. He received an honorary degree from Princeton in a year of a hatch-out. "The Locusts Sang" is a pretty song.

Adobe kills Creative Suite – all future features online only

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That is some really dumb shit

That is some really dumb shit. So you can only be creative with Adobe if you let you artistic tools reside in their megacloud under Corporate Control.

Chinese firm deluged with applications for e-smut appraising job

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Take Me!

Me Me Me Puhleeeeeze! I can remote in from Houston.

Build a BONKERS gaming PC

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I have built Monster PCs. But I have always let ethics enter in. I will not buy gear from criminal anti-trust violators, no matter how contrite they have tried to appear after getting caught. That is why I would not put an Intel CPU in a build even if it were 10 GHz, free, and could d/l tomorrow's porn today.

Kim Dotcom's locker may be full, but the cupboard is bare

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No, the Free Lending Library has entered your home

I found Mr. Orlowski's comment thickly over-intellectual and far off track. It is not necessary to apply something as weedy as economic hypothesis (not theory, there are no economic theories except for Keynes's). The best and most productive analogy I can come up with is the Free Lending Library. You no longer have to leave the comfort of your home, and put on clothes, to enjoy the totality of human art and knowledge. Try that economic model.

Is 'activestor' Icahn circling sickly HP?

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I watched while HP got transformed from the most respected geekware manufacturer to a flogger of flossy consumer junk. Oh the heady days of breaking in a new HP Tone Generator and turning it into an AM transmitter. I pinned the decline on Carly Fiorini's egomaniacal mismanagement but machts nichts. If it went private back into the families' hands, it would make a great heroic tale full of kick-ass O-scopes.

'Dated and cheesy' Aero ripped from Windows 8

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It Will Fail

I have installed it and played with it. It is a disgusting mess and it will fail. I wouldn't want it on my phone. I certainly do not want it on my PC. Besides all the other faults that have been pointed out, it lacks style and dignity.