* Posts by Hwalker1

9 posts • joined 31 Jan 2017

Please, just stop downloading apps from unofficial stores: Android users hit with 'unkillable malware'


Re: nice to see a breakdown of how it persists

Would be nice if someone explained the meaning of "flashing" in this context. I've been programming since 1978 and never come across that process.

UK transport's 'ludicrous' robocar code may 'put lives at risk'


DOT blues

The DVLA used to be a responsible organisation, until they started to use software to control road traffic on so called Smart Motorways. Their attempts to do so leave me with little if any confidence in their proposed self driving cars rules. How often do you drive along a motorway at night, where roadworks are in progress, and find the gantry signs directing one to use the nearside lane, while the road signs say use the outside lane. Complaints to the DOT are always refuted. About par for the course.

Microsoft tries cutting the Ribbon in Office UI upgrade


Re: Come back Clippy

Best if they forget the ribbon and go back to office 2000. I have never liked the ribbon at all They seem to make changes just because they can, with little overall improvement.

Even Microsoft's lost interest in Windows Phone: Skype and Yammer apps killed


Just because they can.....

Besides removing apps, Redmond is installing them without asking. After a minor update 2 weeks ago, I found a Twitter app on my screen, plus an edge app, and in the spring update they installed an app called sport. I deleted them all, but Edge was re-installed within minutes. One of the penalties of a" free " O.S. is removal of your control of your computer. Why Sport I do not know. Twitter when I don't have an account? Is this in support of Trump or are Redmond about to buy Sky Sport or Twitter next.

Amazon warns you have 30 days before Music Storage files bloodbath


Re: Keep a local copy.....

Best way involves a bit of stone, a hammer and a chisel.


Doctors get wages that are way too high. My neice was appalled when she was paid £500 for an afternoons work checking scans for another trust. As long as the government interferes in the running of anything, it will fail. Politicians are just not qualified to run any business.

Yes, Britain has an urban-rural 4G schism. This is what it looks like


Best thing since sliced bread

I switched to LTE from a landline about three years ago. I have a three service with a router and an aerial. 48 Mbits is often available, but usually it's 36. Always on and totally reliable. Threw away my BT landline and never looked back. Great for editing my websites, and my old phone number ported to Voiptfone with no problems. LTE IS GREAT

Windows 10: Triumphs and tragedies from Microsoft Build


What's wrong with Win 10?

It usually works for me. Does email. Writes articles. The odd spreadsheet. Runs all my programs from 2005 onwards. For anything else I use Android. Cortana speaks American, and always ignores me when I tell it to do something, unlike Google which I talk to all day. It has no problem understanding my thick north of England accent. Microsoft office on Win 10 dies if it gets a few emails to remember, and has to be restored. No problems on Android. Perhaps as Microsoft is now controlled from India, they have a different mind set from the rest of the world. Or have they just lost the pioneering spirit they had when they wrote Win 7?

They control the market, updating my machine when I am in the middle of using it and ruining my work. I always say that you get what you pay for. Why do you think that they gave it to most people for free? So that they can control your use of Windows.

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



I switched from BT to another supplier without telling BT until it was all completed. Had two suppliers into I knew it all worked. How?

Switch to Three. Get one of their LTE routers, sign up with Voiptfone, port your old number across. Takes about an hour, and the savings can be very good. No landline charges cover the cost, and I now have a fast broadband that works all the time, instead of 1.9 mb/s and a line that more often than not was out of service. Get off the Openreach network and experience internet proper.


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