* Posts by Ramis101

53 posts • joined 14 Jun 2017


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.

We're going on a vuln hunt. We're going catch a big one: Researchers find Windows bugs dominate – but fixes are fast


Howabout a breakdown of OS vs Browser bugs maybe?

It easy to say Win X (pun intended) has Y bugs but what if most of the bugs are in IE or Edge? Same goes for Win7

I think for balance it would be nice to see the difference between using W10 + Bowser other and W10 and the built in guff

Microsoft throws extended support lifeline for folk stuck on car-crash Windows 10 1809


Slight title correction please.....

I believe it should have read:

Microsoft throws extended support lifeline for folk stuck on car-crash Windows 10

I'll get my coat.

Doom Eternal: Reboot sequel is cluttered but we're only here for the rippin' and the tearin'



Nuff Said

Microsoft goes into Windows lockdown for builds from May, citing 'public health situation' (yes, the coronavirus spread)


Re: If MS want to do something for the world

" If you missed it and you're only just getting around to thinking about it now - well, tough"

No Fuck Knuckle.

For exactly the reasons stated below by PeterM42. W8 was a joke and W10 seriously blurs the difference between OS & Malware.


Re: So basically Microsoft are Self Isolating?

Only because MS teams is so shonkey.

Ill get my coat


If MS want to do something for the world

They could re-enable W7 security updates.

But we just know that's not going to happen.

Aww, a cute mini-moon is orbiting Earth right now. But like all good things, it too will abandon us at some point


Are you sure its not just Grit on the Scanner Scope?

Oh yea, that's black holes

Are you getting it? Yes, armageddon it: Mass hysteria takes hold as the Windows 7 axe falls


Re: 2 fingers to GCHQ then

LOL. You'll never know :)

I knew this would get a butt-laod of down-votes. I've been getting that since vista came out, i looked at, stood back and proclaimed "fuck that"

3rd party firewall, plus nat plus another nat & firewall. no-script. add block. no explorer, no outlook.

I clean peoples machines of infections on a daily basis almost, but not mine strangely in spite of some healthy pr0n & wares surfing.

Unfortunately, i can't tell you any more or i'll have to kill you ;)


2 fingers to GCHQ then

I still do interweb banking & send emails using XP, surely i should have been hacked to bits by now?

Prob because i don't use a browser made by M$ nor an email client by them.

W10 is just as infectable as xp,7 and the others in between if your a muppet & click on the *free* whatever links etc

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


Re: We still need a name for this

Surely its "One whole juju-flop situation"

Business PC sales up as suits flee looming end of support for Windows 7


Re: "Pro" for business? Hardly

No, Enterprise isn't Enterprise any more. the only one really it LTSB. I would say LTSC but its support for older (like 2yrs) hardware is in my experience iffy.

It's heads you win, tails you lose as Microsoft introduces CoinFlip™ for Windows 10


Re: Have i got invisible rose-tinted specs on?

Dang, i forgot about all the telemetry!... though most of that can be cured with LTSB


Re: Have i got invisible rose-tinted specs on?

Perhaps give it a little longer before sticking the boot in, looks like i'm not alone after all


Have i got invisible rose-tinted specs on?

In my mind an OS is supposed to quietly get on with running things, be stable and reliable and above all does not go through a major upheaval every 6 months that at best simply breaks every antivirus product on the market and at worst deletes all your hard work?

If you wanted to add functionality, you installed what used to be called a programme, now irritatingly renames to App also.

I support a number of companies PC's, mostly windows and predominately Win7, because "it works". I have a couple of Win 10 installs but they are LTSB - the only version of Win 10 i see as a viable OS. its just a shame that M$ makes it near impossible to *cough* legally use.

Old Fuddy Duddy out!

Go fourth and multi-Pi: Raspberry Pi 4 lands today with quad 1.5GHz Arm Cortex-A72 CPU cores, up to 4GB RAM...


USB3 & Real Gigabit ethernet - WOOP WOOP!

The only thing missing from the Pi3 was true gigabit connection. ever since the 2B i've run one of these as an ever-increasing in size NAS system. It truly is the lowest power NAS solution you can make/have. The only slight down side was the speed i could get it to sync at (with the backup NAS, naturally)

I'm not going to poo poo the twin hdmi connectors, i'm sure there is a market & that's why they fitted them. For me, however i use all my PI's about the house headless & only need a monitor for basic set-up (via kvm before anyone pipes up with a @Gah vga, who uses that???). It seems now i'll need a tinky-winky hdmi to normal hdmi adapter, plugged into my hdmi to vga adaper. hay ho

CPC Farnell only has the 2Gb in stock too. £42.53 inc vat. only 29 left.....28 now ;)

This Free software ain't free to make, pal, it's expensive: Mozilla to bankroll Firefox with paid-for premium extras


Re: Now if they would stop adding features nobody wants...

from the above link "It’s also why these extensions tended to break with new Firefox releases."

Which is exactly why i used to stick the the ESR release. Firefox now is a bit like Windows 10. New features shovelled in every release, and a bit of sticky-tape for any of the cracks that have been 'noticed'

But then a couple of weeks back, the signing fails on add-ins and i find most of them disabled, i was expecting a major $hitstorm to erupt on the 'net that day, but it seemed to slip by almost unnoticed.... Perhaps that is because almost no one uses FF any more?

Sophos antivirus tools. Working Windows box. Latest Patch Tuesday fixes. Pick two: 'Puters knackered by bad combo


Roll-up Previews....

I thought roll-up previews were supposed to mitigate this short of shit. Surely this should have been detected by enterprises a month before the rest of us get it foisted upon us..... or are enterprises not bothering to test Wupdates before giving their WSUS the green light?

All's fair in love and war when tech treats you like an infant


"Harry Cunting Potte"

Nuff Said.

Don't be an April Fool: Update your Android mobes, gizmos to – hopefully – pick up critical security fixes


My phone (HTC One X+) has only ever received ONE update in all the time i have had it (pushed by O2) & that was roughly 4yrs ago. Just checked and it says its "up to date"..... Hmmm.

I've fitted more batteries to it than its had updates!

UK pr0n viewers plan to circumvent smut-block measures – survey


Re: @notamole

Yea, cos that worked so well with ISP's blocking access to torrent sites didn't it LOL

They're BAAACK: Windows 10 nagware team loads trebuchet with annoying reminders to GTFO Windows 7


So am I

Given that XP is also still getting patch tues updates( if you tell wupdates its a 'kiosk') i doubt very much that updates will be ending for W7 any time soon..... This is just more from the M$ data slurping (W10) marketing team

Barclays (and prob many more) use W7 in their Human Cashier replacements....

How do i know this? I crashed one once & it rebooted - wasn't even W7 embedded!

London's Gatwick airport suspends all flights after 'multiple' reports of drones


Where are the apache's based in UK?.....Wattisham in Suffolk... so miles away then

One Question, Where the Fuck is the Military?

Scramble some shit, seek this fucker out & then send in ground forces to eliminate.

Job Done..... or it would be if we didn't pussy fuck around in this country

Bedroom design outfit slapped with £160k fine for 1.6 million spam calls


"Making marketing calls to people who are registered with the TPS is completely unacceptable, and we will take robust enforcement action against firms that are contacting people without their consent," said ICO enforcement manager Andy Curry.

Unless they call internationally and or spoof the number, or hang up, or refuse to identify themselves etc etc..... which most of em do.

Merry Christmas, you filthy directors: ICO granted powers to fine bosses for spam calls


death penalty for insurance company directors

While were at it can we bring back the death penalty for insurance company directors (thanks DA)

or updated for year=now PPI Claims Company Directors

500 grand fine? these scum deserve to loose a bollok per offence minimum!

Spammer scum hack 100,000 home routers via UPnP vulns to craft email-flinging botnet


Disabling UPnP completely isn't such a bad idea

Did that when it 1st came out. haven't looked back..... or needed it either

Microsoft's next Windows 10 release creeps closer with a cluster of builds


After April, Surely they won't fuck it up (that badly) again

Gets comfy chair, some popcorn, and a still perfectly serviceable Win7 laptop out to read all the doom & gloom stories

Enterprise Windows 10 users, Microsoft has some 'quality' patches coming your way


Widnows 10 "Enterprise" LOL

There is only one 'Enterprise' version of Windows 10 & that's the rocking-horse-poo LTSB version

That's as close as i'll ever get to Win10

Skype Classic headed for the chopping block on September 1


People still use Skype?

People still use Skype? and i mean voluntarily not foisted on them by 'management'

Skype is a perfect example of an excellent idea, bought out by corporate greed & then totally fsked up. I dropped out around V4ish whenever it was they totally fricked with the UI. never looked back as there are many non-M$ VoIP solutions available. some even work too!

Huawei P20 Pro: Triple-lens shooter promises the Earth ...


Consumers are dumb

800 Quid for a phone with a swanky new camera. Madness

Lets see, for around 50 quid you can have a Nokia 'dumb' phone with a battery that lasts best part of a MONTH between charges and if you really do want to take pictures of everything not far north of a hundred quid will get you a very reasonably point & click camera featuring many many pixels & half-decent optics.

The only reason to integrate a phone & a camera is so you can instantly send stupid pictures to you mates on twit/book/chat/verse or whatever.

You want it all? You want it all crammed into a 5mm thick form factor, you wanna pay 800 notes for it & don't care that if you drop it its fucked. Go ahead moron!

Mad March Meltdown! Microsoft's patch for a patch for a patch may need another patch


Re: Useless bastards

I turned off Wupdates yonks ago. They break more than they fix.

Don't use IE,

Do use No-script, addblock and a 3rd party firewall

and all will be well



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