* Posts by MrKrotos

224 publicly visible posts • joined 20 Apr 2016


Windows 7: Still looking after business (except when it isn't)


March 2020

Gonna be interesting to see what falls over whne MS bring in the LDAP channel binding and LDAP signing patches in March!

Come on baby light me on fire: McDonald's to sell 'Quarter Pounder' scented candles


"Quarter Pounder with Love" locket

Ah what a treat, it will go well with the tramp stamps on the council estates!

Fire Brigades Union warns of wonky IT causing dangerous delays in 999 control rooms


"Capita software"

and there is your problem

That'll take the spring out of your step: Apple warns of iPhone shortages, revenue miss due to coronavirus


"The health and well-being of every person who helps make these products possible is our paramount priority"

ballshit it is

Astroboffins agog after spotting the first repeating fast radio burst that pings every 16 days from another galaxy


Its E.T!

Finally phoning his second home :)

Guess we have to do this the Huawei then: Verizon sued by Chinese giant for allegedly ripping off patented tech



Hahahaha, hows it feel with the shoe on the other foot China?

Artful prankster creates Google Maps traffic jams by walking a cartful of old phones around Berlin


I got 99 problems but the traffic aint one :P

Gin and gone-ic: Rometty out as IBM CEO, cloud supremo Arvind Krishna takes over, Red Hat boss is president


"IBM has such talented people and technology"

Let me correct that for you...

"IBM used to have such talented people and technology"

UN didn't patch SharePoint, got mega-hacked, covered it up, kept most staff in the dark, finally forced to admit it



Total Inability To Secure User's Privates?

It's been one day since Blighty OK'd Huawei for parts of 5G – and US politicians haven't overreacted at all. Wait, what? Surveillance state commies?


UK's special relationship with the US

Hahaha what a pile of shit! Means nothing...

Can you really say that you trust Cisco more than Huawei? https://www.tomshardware.com/uk/news/cisco-backdoor-hardcoded-accounts-software,37480.html

This episode of Black Mirror sucks: London cops boast that facial-recog creepycams will be on the streets this year



I wonder if lazers would damage the cams sensors?

* Asking for a friend :P

Free Software Foundation suggests Microsoft 'upcycles' Windows 7... as open source



Why not just run React OS?

ReactOS is a free and open source operating system written from scratch. It's design is based on Windows in the same way Linux is based on Unix, however ReactOS is _not_ linux. ReactOS looks and feels like Windows, is able to your run Windows software and your Windows drivers, and is familiar for Windows users.

Load of Big Green for Microsoft: Lloyds Banking Group inks company-wide Managed Desktop deal


modern digital workplace

"Modern digital workplace" comes with some added "extras"

Windows update messing up a driver

Windows updating at really helpful times

Office365 app issues

Totally Subcontracted Business: TSB to outsource entire IT estate to IBM for a cool $1bn after 2019 meltdown



Internet Banking Monopoly (its a future project) :P

Windows 7 and Server 2008 end of support: What will change on 14 January?


Why are so many old versions of Windows still in use?

Because Windows 10 is shit

Y2K? How about Y2.02K as Lloyds suffers its second TITSUP* of the year



They still have customers?

Smart speaker maker Sonos takes heat for deliberately bricking older kit with 'Trade Up' plan


Sonos = Full of shit

Another reason to add to the list of do not buy anything from Sonos, what a bunch of arseholes....

Latitude 9510 lappy has a speakerphone so you can tell the conference call all about your 30-hour battery


30-hour battery

Dont forget the added modern feature of a bloated battery that causes damage to the laptop touchpad just after the cover runs out!!!

UK cops lost nearly twice as much of their own tech kit this year, says thinktank


Hapless UK plod have lost 2,600 mobile phones, laptops, police radios etc...

"lost"? Ah yes on ebay...

Asteroid Bennu is flinging particles of dust and rock from its surface – and scientists can't work out why


particle ejection events

Sounds like a typical youths weekend

123-Reg is at it again: Registrar charges chap for domains he didn’t order – and didn't want


Utter shit-show of a company

If you are still using 123-SCAM then I would simply say MOVE all your services out ASAP!

They are a shit-show of a mess and getting worse!

Irish eyes aren't smiling after govt blows €1m on mega-printer too big for parliament's doors


Next item on the "To buy" list

A measuring tape :P

We're so, so, sorry you're not able to get PC chips, says Intel to everyone who hasn't gone with AMD yet



Intel uses Wordpress? Wow!

Microsoft's first build of Armium Edge now lurks in Canary channel – go have a play if you dare


Windows 10 1909

I am now on the 5th try at installing this on a brand new installed OS work laptop, keep getting a Error 0x80070308.

Googling the error code just brings up German and Chinese websites lol

Microsoft looks to React Native as a way to tackle the cross-platform development puzzle


I read that as React OS

Even the logo thingy looks the same(ish)

'Peregrine falcon'-style drone swarms could help defend UK against Gatwick copycat attacks



I remember as a kid getting a spiderman outfit with wrist fitted with spiderweb gun, cant we just line up lots of supermen round the airport with spiderweb guns?

Remember the Uber self-driving car that killed a woman crossing the street? The AI had no clue about jaywalkers


Is time going backwards now?

"involved in 37 smashes between September 2018 and March 2018"

Socket to the energy bill: 5-bed home with stupid number of power outlets leaves us asking... why?


Ground Loops

Best way is to use audio decoupling, you can use them on balanced and unbalanced cables :)

UK ads watchdog slaps Amazon for UX dark arts after folk bought Prime subs they didn't want


Robbing Bastards!

This very thing has stopped me from using Amazon.

Any site that treats me like an idiot will get none of my business, ever!

Microsoft explains self-serve Power platform's bypassing of Office 365 admins to cries of 'are you completely insane?'


Microsoft said, and there are no current plans to extend it to other Office 365 services.

Bolox! to quote Microshaft's announcement "Based on customer demand, we’ll soon be enabling self-service purchase and license management capabilities, which will allow users within your organization to purchase products directly, starting with the Power Platform family of products: Power BI, PowerApps, and Flow."

Key words "starting with..."

Teardown nerds return to the Fold with word of warning: Samsung kit still 'alarmingly fragile'


At last!

a $2000 salt shaker! Just what I have been looking for :P

Cosmo Communicator: More phone than the Gemini, more pocket computer than phone


No chance

I am a Gemini user, its an okay unit but its now falling to bits, the case parts are falling off and theres not much life left in it.

I will no longer be buying any more Planet Computer stuff...

Microsoft has made an Android phone. Repeat, Microsoft has made an Android phone. A dual-screen foldable mobe not due until late 2020


Re: Windows 10X

I am also very confused here, Windows 10 seems more than able to manage multi-screens.

So what is the difference? Anyone?

Thanks to all those tax dollars, humans can now hear the faint sounds of earthquakes on Mars


Martian farts?

How would someone know the difference?

Nominet continues milking .uk registry cash cow with 4 per cent price rise for... what exactly?


Not-for-profit, my arse it is

I spent the best part of 2 hours yesturday clearing out all the forced .uk domains that 123-Reg had added to our account.

How many people are going to miss that and end up paying for domains they do not want?

Ever own a Galaxy S4? Congrats, you're $10 richer as Samsung agrees payout over dodgy speed tests


S4 still running fine here :)

Cant be arsed with the 10$ put it in the tip tin at the bar :P

As Windows 10 lands on 900m devices, Microsoft shows us the shape of clunk to come (again)


900 million devices running the operating system

Hmmm, me thinks this is the total of installs, not the active count.

I have seen a good 30 ish macine re-installs just because Shitdows 10 bricked itself.

Wake me up before you Gogo ... so I can jump out: Kenyan MP takes on aeroplane flatulence


Vid :)

Dave Allen at his best :) https://youtu.be/up7QTxDc0PE?t=234

Two years ago, 123-Reg and NamesCo decided to register millions of .uk domains for customers without asking them. They just got the renewal reminders...



I have now moved all my domains out from 123-scam, I refere to my previous post in: https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/all/2018/10/25/123reg_privacy_fee/

"123 are RUBBISH! Stay well clear!

Charging extra money, loosing domains when being transfered, forcing you to grab the .uk after purchaing a .co.uk

I hate 123, I had nothing but issues with them.

The worst part was thier "support" services asking me for my username and password over the phone, I asked to speak to a manager who then said and i quote "Its okay as we have secure telephone lines" WTF? Security? What security!

Try namecheap, they cover the WHOIS info for FREE!"

Brit software giant Micro Focus takes a bath after share price crashes 30%, sales tank


WTF is....

a "deteriorating macro environment"?

I have heard that excel is rubbish now days, is that the reason?

Yes, TfL asked people to write down their Oyster passwords – but don't worry, they didn't inhale


Re: RE: Blockchain Commentard

SUre, if you could just give me your password I would be happy to help :P

Electric vehicles won't help UK meet emissions targets: Time to get out and walk, warn MPs


"Leave your car at home"

I would happly leave the car at home if the useless govenment sorts out public transport.

Theres about as much chance of that happening as that prick Boris leaving the car at home.

Brits are sitting on a time bomb of 40m old electronic devices that ought to be recycled


"for manufacturers to build repairability and recyclability into designs"

This should be made in to a LAW, I am fed up with hearing people say "recycle this, recycle that" and yet it doesnt seem to be valid for "business" because "profit".

Whats the point in us recycling at home when business ignores this and seems to be let off...

There once was a biz called Bitbucket, that told Mercurial to suck it. Now devs are dejected, their code soon ejected


Good bye Atlassian...

Hello sourceforge.net :D

Storied veteran Spitfire slapped with chrome paint job takes off on round-the-world jaunt


Biggin Hill

Living close to Biggin Hill we see Spitfires every day, I think they have 4 of them in working order at the moment. You can go for a fly in one if you have a few spare 000s down the back of the sofa :)

And we're back live with the state of the smartphone market in 2019. Any hope? Yeah, nah


Re: Perhaps there is a positive story here as well?

"People are starting to realise there is more to life"

I hear a lot of people are on tech detox, a few friends of mine have made a point of not using their phones as much as in the past.

It's so hot, UK needs to start naming heatwaves like we do when it's a bit windy – climate boffins


Re: Boris, surely?

Boiling Borris?

'Is this Microsoft trying to be cool? Want to go to the Apple Store?' We checked out London's new retail extravaganza


"array of gaming laptops from third parties "

LMFAO! So, the MS Surface isn’t up to the job? Wow what a surprise!

You would think that for the money MS is charging for the Surface, it might be able to run games!

Oh good. This'll go well. Amazon's Alexa will offer NHS advice


No patient data is being shared with Amazon as part of this agreement

Yeah pull the other one!

FBI and immigration officials trawling US driving licence databases for suspects


Re: FBI Mugshots

Yip, and my friends think it is crazy that I will never go there for that very reason.