* Posts by Androgynous Cowherd

25 publicly visible posts • joined 26 Jul 2012

I don't like Mondays, Pokemon, Twitter or Facebook – Sir Bob Geldof

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Re: Bob promoting Bob shocker

Possibly correct, but cruel.

TalkTalk: 9,000 broadband customers did the walk walk last quarter

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Re: Au Contraire...

I think a key point you are missing is that I know exactly how they got my details and I just might have hinted that.

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Au Contraire...

Hate to throw a spanner in the works, but I cannot fault TT.

Consistent DL speed just shy of 40 meg, phoneline, TV box thing, FTTC, sim and all for just 21.00 GBP / month for the last 2 years (after careful placative chat with the lovely Rhona from SA).

- And a wee man came to my house last year and replaced the kaput router FOC - no quibbles.

Yes I ignore the calls from the Indian 'helpdesk' puroporting to fix my winux blend of machines.

One in five consumers upgraded to Win10 for free instead of buying a PC

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Upgraded lots, all data intact, no real issues. Great way of resurrecting old hardware.

RM: School spending on tech is soft, soggy and downright subdued

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Why are schools still being duped by RM? Expensive and woefully rubbish hardware.

Helium... No. Do you think this is some kind of game? Toshiba intros 8TB desktop drive

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Why would I need 8TB for a few games?

How do you build a cheap iPhone? Use a lot of old parts

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Mek Quake - now there's a blast from the past.....

Submarine cable cut lops Terabits off Australia's data bridge

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Re: yet another reason

And your VPN is connected via cables made of magical unicorn horns?

Just think.

Why a detachable cabin probably won’t save your life in a plane crash

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This idea will never take off.

Server retired after 18 years and ten months – beat that, readers!

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Why didn't they ghost the drive and keep it running?

(Binary Research Ghost c1997).

Lenov-lol, a load of Tosh, and what the Dell? More bad holes found in PC makers' bloatware

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Re: New machine?

The bloat I've 'paid' for I can quite happily live without.

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New machine?

First job, wipe and rebuild, always.

Tardy TalkTalk advertised for a new infosec officer 1 week ago

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I reckon it's been going on for months. Each time I've tried to login to the TT website, it's been painfully slow, 404's etc...rarely reliable.

Slack aresd cnuts

Hello? HELLO? Major Skype outage hits folk WORLDWIDE

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Holy sheete. Email it is then.

Have an iPhone? Mac? Just about anything else Apple flogs? Patch now

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Re: Hope, both.

Upvote - just to even things out.

Oh no ZigBee, as another front opens on home networking insecurity

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Re: Smart Ahem Meters?

They most certainly do in the HAN

It's FREE WINDOWS 10 time: 29 July is D-Day, yells Microsoft

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Re: Loving the free upgrade

Oh no you don't....

TalkTalk email goes titsup FOR DAYS. Cheapo telco warns: Changing password WON'T fix it

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Agreed, never use ISP supplied email... but TT for me have been faultless, have fast fibre and when the supplied router (wifi) broke, chap came next day to my home and fitted a new one for me.

I may be on my own here...

U2? 81 million Apple iThing-strokers know a place where the Beats have no shame

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In a statement, Bonio emoted: "Apple is a tech company fighting to get musicians paid. The idea that they wanted to make a gift to the very people that actually purchase music is both beautiful and poetic, and for that we are very grateful. Thanks to Apple we're £100 million richer"

In a quote from Bonio the Cnut

Britain'll look like rural Albania without fracking – House of Lords report

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Re: If it's really 2015 we're stuffed no matter what happens...

Or to summerise.... we're most likely to be fucked.

Techies finger Bradley Manning for US secret files database breach

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Exactly, a nineteen year old sexually confused kid gets seconded to 'intelligence' as he's no good as a soldier. Then told to sit at a desk and trawl through boring data. The kid gets bored, sticks in a mem stick and copies a raft of sensitive data and decides to be the hero.

The real crims here are Assange (for leaving in the names of innocents) and the useless sysadmins who didn't bother to bolt down their systems.

Health pros: Alcohol is EVIL – raise its price, ban its ads

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Re: @AC

Interesting you had so many down votes. I drink in moderation (enjoy it most of the time) but other than that I find it very problematic for humanity which needs arresting / addressing - quickly.

Bad news: PC slump worse than feared. Good news: It's Friday

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Re: Have you tried Win 8 with a mouse

Or the option to boot into either gui by default during install (without editing the reg).

It's not difficult for ms to do

It's about choices. Moi? gimme a keyboard.

Satellite broadband rollout for all in US: But Europe just doesn't get it

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Re: Other satellite internet is available

You are all

Gabe Newell: Windows 8 is a 'catastrophe' for PC biz

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Metro. Is it too much to ask......

...or would it be possible to have the choice /switch to opt which interface to boot into?