* Posts by Digitall

41 publicly visible posts • joined 4 Apr 2016

Petition asking Microsoft to open-source Windows 7 sails past 7,777-signature goal



That petition is probably click-bait for data harvesting run by an affiliation of data farmers (or to be sold off later)

So, what of the business enterprises, educational institutes, health services, govt dept's and small businesses who have already paid for ESU 'extended security updates' via microsoft?

In other words, dream on! it ain't happening

Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently



Brave is FASTER by comparison to other 'blink rendering' browsers and probably the fastest browser out there but,

at the expense of should you need to uninstall it for some reason or other..big problems arise ;) other than the eventual

blocking of blockers.

FF 60+ is bloated and slower than FF ESR 60.x which is a good choice (linux and windoze),

purely down to blocker extension and security only updates. YMMV

UK Parliament roars: Oi! Zuck! Get in here for a grilling – or you'll get a Tower of London tour



'a guided tour of the pit of misery?'

Dilly dilly!

No sh*t, Sherlock! Bloke suspected of swallowing drug stash keeps colon schtum for 22 DAYS



See icon description, says it all really..

Intel adopts Orwellian irony with call for fast Meltdown-Spectre action after slow patch delivery


Solutions on GitHub?

If apple proprietory code can make it on GitHub, what's to stop intel microcode from being there too?

Vast majority of NHS trusts have failed cyber security assessment, Brit MPs told


Isn't it about time the UK Govt put this to bed!

Oops there's a shotage of beds too...

Lloyds Bank bans Bitcoin purchases by credit card customers



But they would allow you to sell your house using bitcoin..makes utter sense

Crypto-jackers slip Coinhive mining code into YouTube site ads


Online checker


to check your current browser..may not work with all browsers.

Remember those holy tech wars we used to have? Heh, good times


Eycandy for Gamers

My fond memories of tech wars was the graphics cards of the 90's, when 3DFX, ATI, PowerVR, nvidia, Matrox all competed for best eyecandy games like Quake, Duke Nukem 3D, Half-life/ Counterstrike that were legends of their time.

BTW I had all these cards at one time or another during that era obviously the 3DFX Voodoo's were a class above for gamers. Just wish I'd invested some hard earned into nvidia prior to the announcement that they had bought over 3DFX

Microsoft says Win 8/10's weak randomisation is 'working as intended'


Temp fix

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\kernel]


Temporary fix until MS decides to address the issue available from https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/news/security/windows-8-and-later-fail-to-properly-apply-aslr-heres-how-to-fix/

Thanks to Catalin Cimpanu :)

Giza geezers' muon-geyser visor reveals Great Pyramid's hidden void surpriser


Kufu's cherished belongings?

I would predict that it's Kufu's personal belongings chamber as the void is on the same level as the Kufu's burial chamber.

Downloaded CCleaner lately? Oo, awks... it was stuffed with malware


Re: Doesn't matter

Windows can't be the Malware, can it?

Tech soap-opera latest: Alexa marries Cortana, will share custody of customers


There may be trouble ahead..

IOT devices become self aware leading to earths destruction from house appliances..

Microsoft's fix for web graphics going AWOL? Disable your antivirus


Re: Disable your antivirus, or stop using Internet Explorer 11

...then disable Win 10..problem solved!

Nasty firmware update butchers Samsung smart TVs so bad, they have to be repaired


IOT outbreak

Have two Sammy TV's, none of which are smart.

The IOT war has begun..watch this space..


..due to nothing worth watching on TV anyway!

Cybersecurity world faces 'chronic shortage' of qualified staff


Re: Think outside the box

..and in control of your OS!

Mozilla ponders making telemetry opt-out, 'cos hardly anyone opted in


about:telemetry in address bar will reveal your settings.

I've had all telemetry disabled since introduced a while back.

Just another task to add to the ever increasing pile of tasks when setting up/ updating firefox.

Germans force Microsoft to scrap future pushy Windows 10 upgrades


'For those of us who didn't fall into the trap... I guess we'll just keep our automatic updates turned off and watch the industry news carefully to see if they try pulling that crap again.'

Auto updates have been off since they retired their QA / Testing dept.

Now got to the stage no-matter whether W7, W8 or W10, MS STILL send out buggy patches on patch tuesday. I seen this coming back in 2013 and made the slow gradual shift to the 'OS of the gods' with only one device left only testing MS orientated crapware, spyware, telemetry and store apps in readiness for a funeral pyre.

British broadband is confusing and speeds are crap, says survey


Re: Webpages that crash

noscript extension for web browsers definitely helps avoid these issues.

ASUS smoking hashes with 19-GPU, 24,000-core motherboard


Miner Strike

Will this run minecraft..??

Is this a craftyminer..yes!

and next on this shopping list: a suitable UPS, capable generator, solar panels, frost free fridge freezer, internal fans, ducting, cuddly toy, hi-res monitor, fibre router, pint glasses, various beers, wines and spirits and an executive swivel seat.

Foxit PDF Reader is well and truly foxed up, but vendor won't patch


Alternatives/ Replacement

Used Foxit pdf reader within the previous decade for a bit which inevitably turned into bloatware and was dropped much like Adobe Reader years prior to that.

@ Iglethal: Not necessarily the best pdf reader but, PDF-XChange Viewer works well.


Revised 'Broadband 2.0' report: 6.7m Brits suffer 'sub-10Mbps' speeds



Whatever the neighbours fibre speed is, I'm content with.

Microsoft: Get in, IT nerds, you're now using Insider builds and twice-annual Windows rollouts

Big Brother

Windows, what a pane!


Windows 7 and 8.1 are keepers

AMD shocks the world by only losing $16m


Has it been that long..

Never been on an AMD system since the Athlon XP Barton CPU era 2003/2004 IIRC, time for a revisit me thinks.

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


If you want good trains

If you want good trains, go to Hornby

Windows 10 Creators Update: Clearing the mines with livestock (that's you by the way)


Relase date 11th April..patch Tuesday!?

failed downloads looming

'Trash-80' escapes the dustbin of history with new TRS-80 emulator


Syntax error at line..(endless list)

Spent hours typing in code for games from magazines only to wait a month for the next issue to confirm published errors in the code. (a bit like Microsoft now! FFS)

Dragon 32 Owner (still works with old CRT TV set)

Microsoft cloud TITSUP: Skype, Outlook, Xbox, OneDrive, Hotmail down


Steady as she goes MS

As if we aren't having enough grief with their OS patching..

Microsoft kills Windows Vista on April 11: No security patches, no hot fixes, no support, nada


no problemo

Asta la Vista baby! [awaiting Termination]

That CIA exploit list in full: The good, the bad, and the very ugly


Re: Who...

'...actually uses the smart features of a TV?'

The CIA, big brother is watching YOU whether you think you are using it or not!

Black Helicopters

That CIA exploit list in full?

As previously mentioned, Linux and derivatives have not been mentioned due to the CIA using Linux as their base OS..as if they would show the exploits to compromise themselves!

Thus in itself would be a backdoor to the CIA ..no?

Millions of Brits stick with current broadband provider rather than risk no Netflix


Quango's, BullshiT & Openreach

It's MY money and I'll do as I please with it!

Ofcom are a toothless crocodile who deserve to be assigned to the way of the dodo!

I'll contemplate moving once Openreach and BT are split apart.

Until then, fuck off!, I'm watching IPTV

Mozilla users >50% HTTPS


You'd think some may know better

Microsoft STILL don't use HTTPS for their Update Catalog even though this is now open to most mainstream browsers!

No surprise: Microsoft seeks Windows Update boss with 'ability to reduce chaos, stress'


Message to Microsoft..

Karma is on your doorstep..waiting

Firefox to doctor Pepper so it can run Chrome's PDF, Flash plugins


Out of the frying pan..

..and into the firefox!

Kill flash completely!

Pdf viewer in firefox is fine as it is.

Londoners react with horror to Tube Chat initiative



Real life malware in waiting..this is. Fuck off!

More Lenovo staffers to be buried in the redundancy pit


Masters of their own demise.

Lenovo are not helping themselves by locking hardware to Operating Systems on certain PC's.

Then to blame the OS license agreement, when it's their configuration of a single drive raid device whereby other OSes can't be installed (yet) all for the sake of intel Power Management.

IT sucks!

Lenovo denies claims it plotted with Microsoft to block Linux installs


Buy, Bye Lenovo

LENOVOTE from me for ANY of their devices.

Google yanks Chrome support for Windows XP, at long last


So much for Extended Support then..

Not surprised Google Chrome have dropped support for XP but, Microsoft Vista's extended support doesn't end until 11th April 2017 for SP2 so it looks like a few will jump to either Firefox, Opera, Midori or alternative browsers in the meantime. There are still alot of PC/ Laptop users on Vista who don't want to upgrade (albeit a transitional OS like Windows ME)

Google may have shot themselves in the toe but, not the foot.

Adobe preps emergency Flash patch for bug hackers are exploiting


Re: @El Reg

Yup, BBC web site is one of the worst that I also use with the same results, black boxes obscuring photos and vids. Leaves MUCH to be desired..come on BBC, get your finger out! The BBC HTML5 transition seems to be taking forever..

A name and shame web site list would be a nice global White-hat website.

Top Firefox extensions can hide silent malware using easy pre-fab tool



I don't claim to be an expert but, this seems to me to be an undermining attempt to get surfers to abandon something that works. (Fear is the key which seems to work in this age)

So using Tor with noscript and https everywhere is unsafe? yeah right..

I'd be more worried about the avenue Microsoft is pursuing and what the future holds for privacy and the impending data breach of YOUR data on THEIR systems.