* Posts by rh16181618190224

5 posts • joined 2 May 2015

Pension scheme cold caller fined £130,000 by UK data watchdog


Does not seem enough, if they scan 13 pensioners at 10K each they have covered the fine.

Red alert! Intel patches remote execution hole that's been hidden in chips since 2010


Domestic HP laptop user here

The service was present and running, but does not appear to be listening - using the Intel document as guidance. Also I cannot see a windows firewall rule that would allow an inbound connection.

You should install smart meters even if they're dumb, says flack


Not very smart though

Moved house - new house had British Gas smart meter. The last bill was estimated. WTF? New supplier is Ovo. Ovo cannot use the same smart meter. WTF? This has not been well thought out. And fiddling around with LCD displays that only read after you press a button a number of times is not well thought out.

New Windows 10 will STAGGER to its feet, says Microsoft OS veep


apps not working and local account

At the moment all the apps do not work. I lost my ODBC data sources. I tried to report it, but cannot unless using a Microsoft account. I didn't because that's not how I am going to use it.

So local accounts are not going to be very well tested or reported on.

And if you try and add a Microsoft account, the local account gets converted to a Microsoft account, rather than adding one. Because of course someone who has jumped through the hoops for a local account is going to want it converted!


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