* Posts by Stese

17 posts • joined 5 Feb 2016

Once more with feeling: Windows 10 October 2018 Update inches closer to relaunch


Re: Turn on metered connection in your network preferences

There is a time limit on that option... it will time out and do the update on its own' regardless of this setting.

Death notice: Moore's Law. 19 April 1965 – 2 January 2018


With any luck, the push for greater performance, on similar hardware, will finally start developers really thinking about optimisation of code.

The requirements for common programs has massively expanded as lazy developers have push more and more crap into programs, without thinking of the performance impact.

A few years ago, I used to be able to stream videos happily without any stutter on my old 1.4 p4 with 2gb ram. Try it today, the same stream, on the same hardware, and it stutters, and is generally unwatchable. My internet bandwidth has increased, and the device is always used on Ethernet, @ 100Mbit. The only thing that has really been changed is the software running in the machine....

Beware the IDEs of Android: three biggies have vulnerabilities


Re: Desperation

Eclipse not supported? Cite your source!...

The latest version (oxygen) was released June 2017, and has been receiving patches...

BT hikes prices for third time in 18 months


Indeed the customer service i get from Plus Net is always first rate.... I'm just stuck with a poor cable from the exchange...

I'd say at least 80% of the faults attributed to ISP's are actually OpenRetch's fault.

Curiosity rover gives Mars the middle finger, prepares to get drilling


Re: Brilliant

They already know how to do it...

but there's not as much profit in making them last that long. (and if you think i'm being cynical, well, tough)

Ubuntu 17.10: We're coming GNOME! Plenty that's Artful in Aardvark, with a few Wayland wails



When are you going to explain what on earth you mean with "Win-10-nic".

I find no reference on the net for it. I know you are using it instead of Windows 10.... but WHY?

Drone smacks commercial passenger plane in Canada


Re: I kinda want a drone

Surely there is somewhere away from your home you could fly it.

Web devs griping about iPhone X notch: You're rendering it wrong


Writing website code specifcally for one browser / device... where have we seen that before???

Sub plot subplot thickens: Madsen claims hatch fumble killed Swede journo Kim Wall



"Yeah, the hatch hit her head so hard it clean ripped her head off the rest of her body."

and presumably the force removed her limbs as well....

Dell's flagship XPS13 – a 2-in-1 that may fatally frustrate your fingers


Re: Lack of indicator lights and ports

It's the only bugbear of the laptop I currently have... the indicator lights are on the front edge, rather than on the keyboard it'self.

Southern awarded yet another 'most moaned about rail firm' gong


Re: If you want good trains

no, Roco, Bachmann, Jeco, are far better

The Atari retro games box is real… sort of


The search for meaning...

WIN-10-NIC - what does this mean?

Samsung Galaxy S8+: Seriously. What were they thinking?


Ianal, and iirc the Law in the uk can legally oblige you to divulge passwords/encryption keys. Refusing will earn you time at her magesty's pleasure.

Happy birthday: Jimbo Wales' sweet 16 Wikipedia fails


Relevent XKCD is relevent


I need an ISP that offers IPv6. Virgin Media: Whatevs, nerd


Re: Am I the only one...

I don't understand why IPv6 has to break perfectly good functionality that exists in IPv4. Does NAT actually break something within IPv6?

What is wrong with having single device, with a single address that is addressed from the net, and have that handle the translation between that and the LAN???

I understand we are running out of IPv4 address space, but IPV6 seems to exist only to force people to learn something new, and for vendors and trainers to make a mint out of it.

The very idea of EVERY device needing an address that (theoretically) can be accessed from outside also seems rather dangerous. 'Home' devices are often riddled with security holes, so imagine the situation where a SME user has a basic device, which isn't set up correctly by the ISP/manufacturer, and thus exposes each and every device to the wider net... at least with IPv4 and NAT they have some protection for their LAN devices...

Shopping for PCs? Ding, dong, the Dock is dead in 2017's new models


Optional... apparently

I've always liked the use of Docking stations with Laptops.

You put the laptop on the dock, power it up and you are ready to go, as if you had a desktop workstation... no fumbling with multiple cables, power etc.

Can USB-C power a Laptop as well as provide connections for 2 screens, and other USB based devices... cos I can stand to plug in one cable at my desk.

Original USS Enterprise model set to boldly go… on display


Don't quote me

I'm not 100% sure, but I've a recollection that the reason the nacelles are outside the ship is to reduce the risk to the crew from various forms of radiation...

How they get round this in the Defiant Class, I don't know... but the nacelles are 'outboard' just not on sticks.

I know, I'm on my way out... (taps combadge and fizzles away)


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