Fish ? Scale ?
28 posts • joined 12 Dec 2014
Detroit Police make second wrongful facial-recog arrest when another man is misidentified by software
No more installing Microsoft's Chromium-centered Edge by hand: Windows 10 will do it for you automatically
Life on the edge
OK, the blocking tool works, it tells me.
But I had to use an ELEVATED Powershell (admin permissions) so as to dodge the "access denied" refusal.
Strange that the "help" page from MicroSoft doesn't seem to mention this. (At first sight, anyway.)
(Just spotted a commenter above mentions use by admin.)
Any ideas how to Uninstall Edge if it's already in place ?
It's absent from the "Uninstall or change a program" screen; likewise from the "Windows features" box.
Reminds me of trying to remove Internet Explorer in the good old days. Only more so.
Re: Can we ditch the silly political correctness in reg articles
" ...an imaginary individual in a context where their sex is irrelevant." (Dave 126)
Three cheers for avoiding the mealy-mouthed term "gender" when what's under discussion is the difference between male and female (namely sex). In my book, "gender" is a grammatical concept, not an anatomical one. As in German: das Madchen (gender = neuter) refers to a little girl (sex = female).
This would be the same Maxwell who invented a daemon to watch, wait and open a door to let only hot (speedy) particles go from one chamber into another and only cool particles go in the opposite direction, thus contravening the 2nd Law of Thermodynamics. (He knew it wouldn't work of course, because measuring the speed changed the entropy of the system.)
Nowadays, daemons which watch, wait and do things, are alive and well in Unix systems. Their names end in "d". (systemd, etc, anyone ?)
Alway good to have a second option ...
Tuesday afternoon (9th) - couldn't get back onto a foreign site to complete a visa application I'd started earlier in the day. Web site gone unobtainable / down.
(House is on BT Internet in Central Scotland; router is not a BT jobby )
Could see foreign site OK through 3G via my mobe. Ergo - routing fail by BT ?
Changed my (non-BT) router to use other DNS services:
Prim'y DNS: ... 18.104.22.168 ... ... ... ... ... Google
Secondary: ... 208.267.222.222 ... OpenDNS
Success! Didn't even have to tinker with PC's Network settings.
Icon: Didn't fancy BT parentally controlling my connection, therefore non-BT router
Also, when I swapped to non-BT router, my download speed increased by 30% = Win + Win!
Probably won't bother to revert ...
El Reg re-HASH
Lead image - TOO BIG! - waste of space / bandwidth - shrink it, please
Text size - TOO BIG! - waste of screen area - re-do as it was, please
Drop-down menus near top - annoying - kill them, please
Loss of half-dozen recent stories + images near top - bring back, please
Grey text for links used recently - fine
Wish list -
Author by-line - always good to locate O'ski ;-| (He wasn't guilty of the latest layout, I hope ?)
Social media buttons and tags moved - Hallelujah!
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