* Posts by Ramis101

83 publicly visible posts • joined 14 Jun 2017


That's not the web you're browsing, Microsoft. That's our data


Re: does this only occur within the same account?

I use Firefox and visited Barclaycard only the other day. It was fine. What is broken for you?

I'm currently using 102.9.0esr (64-bit), as updates are so frequent and bloody annoying i disabled them & only update FF when something breaks...


Me too kinda

I stuck with Office 2003. It does everything i need and the buttons/menus are where they should be and intuitive. and yea, most of my machines are still W7.

Google to start third-party cookie cull for 30 million Chrome users


Re: Protected Audience scripts might run


I couldn't give two hoots about cookies, 3rd party or otherwise. They are easily cleanable.

What pisses me off is 3rd Party Javascript.

Not using NoScript to me would be like strolling out the front door stark naked.

Windows boss takes on taskbar turmoil, pledges to 'make Start menu great again'


Re: Honestly

and when they change CONtrol Panel to SETtings

or WINdows update to MICrosoft update to UPDate & Security

ADD Remove Programs to APPs.

and that is just the first three that spring to mind!

Remembering the first few letters is okay i guess, up to the point MS decides to arbitrarily name it something different!

For that reason i have never used Search and prefer to know where the thing is i wish to use, then bitching about it now being behind yet another layer of BS but still the same graphically as it was in Win2000 eg network adapter settings


Do what you like but give options

"Windows boss Mikhail Parakhin has admitted that the Start menu needs a bit of work"

Do what you like with it, but give us the Win 7 one back and also Win 2000 mode as an option.

Linux is an OS where we can choose a desktop that fits our purpose, Windows used to give choices. Now its their way of the highway.

Tesla says California's Autopilot action violates its free speech rights


Musk Response

I suppose the next response will be Musk telling his Tesla customers to go fuck themselves too, he's such a good debater

Wanted: Driver for rocket-powered Bloodhound Land Speed Record car


Good idea, but he could still crash going straight with no one else around, he's that good

Freecycle gives users the gift of a security breach notice


No email received here. This is the first i have heard about it.

Sony Semiconductor sinks Simoleans into Raspberry Pi to advance edge AI


Fan of Pi not AI

“we expect to build a variety of products .......

Please just Build some Pi's!!! Farnell (uk) are still showing an ETA of December for an RPi 4 8gb

I have Zero's on back order & not due until June. This really puts a crimp on development dude!!!

Don’t expect a Raspberry Pi 5 in 2023, says Raspboss Eben Upton


Pi5 in 2023, a Pi4 would be nice!

CPC Farnell still showing Pi4 as on backorder est del 21/08/23 !!!!

Google Japan goes rogue with 5.4ft long keyboard


Ah, the macbook wheel. that was going through my mind too

Microsoft rolls out stealthy updates for 365 Apps


Re: "a process that Lieberman said takes about four seconds"

Microsoft Variable Time....

That's it! its the only possible explanation for the "time remaining" estimates when copying in Windows.

1 Min remaining, 30 Secs, 10 Secs, 46385 Days remaining ...... etc.


"the feature will shut them down when it's safe to do so without losing data"

....without losing data, why did they feel they even need to say that? Previous update borkage??

MS have a real good record on that front!!

Microsoft finds critical hole in operating system that for once isn't Windows


Is it just me?

Why don't MS have a team dedicated to finding bugs in their crappy code instead of someone else's ?

Just saying....

Scientists use supercritical carbon dioxide to power the grid


I assumed incorrect units stated

if the average US home uses, as you put, it 1.25kWh /24hrs that's less than a couple of low energy lightbulbs.

I believe the 30kW figure was really 30kWh or in layman's terms 30 measured units of electricity.

If the price of 'leccy in US is going the same way as it here in Blighty that 30 is gonna get cut down soon! £0 would be a reasonable figure if you have A/C, but sounds crazy to me as our average is around 10kWh/24hr period, but then i only have the A/C on when the sun is shining - ie its hot and the solar panels are making the juice :)

Tesla Full Self-Driving 'fails' to notice child-sized objects in testing


1 in 10 Left turns is bad enough but 100% of children????

Following on from the Tesla can turn left 90% of the time without crashing i am relieved to hear it can at least do something 100% perfect, even if this is running over children. Give them credit, they nailed something!

Microsoft's fix for 'data damage' risk hits PC performance


Win 10 LTSC. its the closest i believe M$ comes to a viable OS these days. All the OS you need and no "fluff" updates every 6 months.

Remember the humanoid Tesla robot? It's ready for September reveal, says Musk


Re: Yeah right

"90% is good enough for his customers"....

So his customers are happy if their car crashes 1 left turn in every 10??? Or Right turn even.

It wouldn't even pass a driving test, unless its a very short one and with an extremely patient examiner!!

Hive to pull the plug on smart home gadgets by 2025


Re: Thanks for the money but your stuffed.


Maybe not the best point to make in a debate about essentially iot rubbish, but my point on UT stands.

It was a stand-alone game, yes you can play on line, but here in-sticks 23yrs ago, there was barely anything other than dial-up available.

yes lots of 3rd party servers are available, but one day how ever long it was ago, i thought.... hey i fancy a game of UT only to find that the official server had been turned off. yes, some googling later a alternative & a patch were found, but it did not say , on the packaging, the outside of the packaging, prior to purchase of a physical media game, that the internet was required or that it would turn off at some point and take all your achievements with it.

for the record, i still play UT, it works a treat on W10 even.

XP/ 7 - I was joking, sorry maybe should have used an icon.

Gotta go, time for a round of Quake ;)


Re: Thanks for the money but your stuffed.

You mean like Micro$ released the source for XP or 7?

Or Unreal Tournament? It said nothing on the packaging about requiring a server somewhere to work which will be switched off some day.....

Near-undetectable malware linked to Russia's Cozy Bear


Re: Can we not just get all email scanners....

Nice idea, but i would go simpler.

Simply add an extra .xxx extension to it that windows then won't helpfully open for you.

User can't open file

User calls support

support opens attachment & shrieks Ye Gods!

and the user/pleb/CEO is saved

Smart homes are hackable homes if not equipped with updated, supported tech


Two things. TRV's Thermostatic Radiator Valves

and correct balancing of your radiators will do that for you.

No IOT required. lower your heating bill without increasing your electricity bill

If you have a cold room, your rad's aren't properly balanced.


Re: "The problem with IoT devices is that consumers tend to treat them as appliances."

Even worse than *requiring* an internet connection, they frequently give you zero info about what they will do/is required and all the instructions say is

Scan this QR code & install the App.


In record year for vulnerabilities, Microsoft actually had fewer


Re: Root causes?

It usually starts with a Post-it note on the monitor.......

Engineer gets Windows 11 working on a Surface Duo


Re: The reason for the hardware requirements

>> Otherwise most people will be quite happy to continue with


AI-powered browser extension to automatically click away cookie pop-ups now promised


Re: You need AI/ML for that?

Personally i use a sandboxed portable browser. which then gets rinsed before use again.

114 billion transistors, one big meh. Apple's M1 Ultra wake-up call


Or alternatively, block the vast majority of the crappy javascript and this Elitebook 8540w i'm typing on now still cuts the mustard nicely.

As others have commented, the guff just fills out to use the resource. I remember Windows 3.11, it was such a marked difference over 3.1 for speed, but M$ soon learned the error of their ways & went back to shovelling in tons of "pretty" guff.

Microsoft patches the patch that broke VPNs, Hyper-V, and left servers in boot loops


Re: Quite a blast radius!

Yep,It also breaks ZoneAlarm when running on 2k8r2. Great Joy!

Flash? Nu-uh. Windows 11 users complain of slow NVMe SSD performance


Mess that was 98SE???

Me thinks you are confused there. 98SE was as rock solid as Windows got when it was year-number-versioned.

ME was the nose-dive point

Microsoft makes tweaks to Windows 11 Start Menu for Insiders but stops short of mimicking Windows 10


Re: Microsoft's 'PC Health Check' is the new name for Get Window 10 'malware'.

Yea yea, if you have modern enough hardware and don't want W11, go in the bois & turn off tpm2 then you'll never get it. Simples.

Want to check out Windows 11 but don't want to buy a new PC? Here's how to bypass the hardware requirements


What if you say, want to perform a clean install? or a VM say, virtualbox? it would appear the only way to achieve this is to install W10 first, tell W10 all is cool and then upgrade to W11.


Brit firm fined £200k for banging on about missold PPI in 11.4 million nuisance calls


The fact that only 300 odd people could be arsed to complain is explained by the pitiful penalty handed down. I mean, what's the point of that is all they get?

Five words everyone wants to hear: Microsoft has 'visually refreshed' Office


Still using Office 2003 thanks

It just works. used it on XP, 7 and now 10. even 10 on a tablet. given all the M$ BS about 'tablet centric ui design" or whatever marketing said, 2k3 still just works.

why the hell should i learn where M$ has put the bloody buttons this week. Office, and Windows are both tools. no one has redesigned the hammer in the last 20yrs, functionality can be added without fucking up the UI every time.

Someone should try and point that out to marketing.

Roger Waters tells Facebook CEO to Zuck off after 'huge' song rights request


Re: Worth ?

Tree Fittey??

are you sure he's not the lockness monster??

He ain't worth no tree fittey ;)

Papa don't breach: UK data watchdog fines that other pizza place £10,000 over unsolicited marketing blitz


Fined 10 Grand?

I'm sure the person that got spammed nearly a hundred times is completely satisfied with this outcome.

It should have been a grand/recorded or reported spam, 10k is just small change.

Mark it in your diaries: 14 October 2025 is the end of Windows 10


Re: Too much to hope...

"the updates are smaller"??? LTSB updates are now around the 1.5Gb mark and on one piece of equipment i have to support (vendor installed OS) they take nearly an hour to apply. if they work 1st time.

Just when everyone thought things might be looking up, Dido Harding admits interest in top job at NHS England


Dido Harding

That bitch truly is Teflon coated

Antivirus that mines Ethereum sounds a bit wrong, right? Norton has started selling it


Don't Buy Norton and your quids in already

Simply don't buy the bloatware-AV-with-added-crypto-miner and you will be way up on any ETH it might mine for you

Firefox 89: Can this redesign stem browser's decline?


Re: We need Firefox to keep going

and privacy badger

Huawei wins big intellectual property case in Europe – against fashion house Chanel


Re: Says it all

Sounds like Apple need to go on a jaunt to Barnard Castle

Too soon? I'll get my coat

Their 'next job could be in cyber': UK Cyber Security Council launches itself by pointing world+dog to domain it doesn't own


Re: Why?


No, no, let's hear this out, says judge waving away Apple's attempt to kill MacBook Pro Flexgate lawsuit

Thumb Down

in nobody's interests to 'engineer' this kind of sh*t in

Hogwash. built in obsolescence is a key feature of the whole economy.

Just compare a 20yr old Audi with one now, or Merc, or Bimmer.

Back to IT matters. Name one good valid reason why i needed to change from Windows 7 to 10?

So M$ could flog W10. thats it.

Axe-happy Microsoft halves support for Windows 10 Long Term Servicing Channel


Re: Good thing you can still buy up to an enterprise license for 9 bucks.

yea ditto

Mysterious metal monolith found in 'very remote' part of Utah


We all know the Cigarette Smoking Man did it.

relax, Moulder & Scully are on their way......

Chinese hacking competition cracks Chrome, ESXi, Windows 10, iOS 14, Galaxy 20, Qemu, and more


So new & shiny hacked to bits....

and i'll still get bombed on here if i say something about using XP, or W7 even.

or some knackered unpatched old 'droid version LOL

Behold the Bloo Screen of Death: Bathroom borkage stops spray play


That would explain....

I'm Sending the Pissing email now ok!

Leaky AWS S3 buckets are so common, they're being found by the thousands now – with lots of buried secrets


Please tell me some of these were honeypots?

Please tell me some of these "secrets!" were actually honeypots? and the entire business world hasn't gone cloudy mad?

Linus Torvalds banishes masters, slaves and blacklists from the Linux kernel, starting now


Re: Icon

Yep, I'm probably going to get killed on the next Zebra Crossing the way this is going

Huawei wins approval to plonk £1bn optical comms R&D facility in UK's leafy Cambridgeshire


Yet another green-belt build vanity project

I live very near to Cambridge and the last thing we need is more Building/people/cars Please just NO.

This could easily be built on a existing brown-field site, but no Cambridge sounds waaay cooler

.....Paved paradise & put a parking lot....

Academics demand answers from NHS over potential data timebomb ticking inside new UK contact-tracing app


What about all the BT vulnerabilites?

Older, but not yet considered antient, smart phones that aren't getting patched have some nasty BT vulns so leaving my BT on has always been a no way! plus it saves a lot of battery.