* Posts by Michael Habel

2419 posts • joined 21 Aug 2007

Microsoft's Cortana turns its back on consumers as skills are stripped from Windows 10

Michael Habel

Re: Local account

Well then just learn 2 code on Linux. or gasp get a Mac. It's hardly like MicroSoft the world of computers anymore.

Michael Habel

Re: Zune?

Does MicroSoft even still have an iTunes like Software to make it useable? I not a particular fanboi of iTunes much either. Apple were like a bad dog that left alone leaves you presents all over your nice persian rug(s). but, there was a time, a long long time ago, where you'd be hard pressed to cite a better peice of software as well written as iTunes v4.0

Michael Habel

Re: Yay!

Yes like a bad case of Candy Crush Saga herpes, that just wont go away.

Michael Habel

Re: Productivity

Productivity would probably also be increased if you could get a window with the proper configuration settings that you needed without searching for it for ten minutes. Not to mention that, if the next update didn't go around changing my settings, I would really be more productive.

Another fine example of fixing things that never asked to be fixed, because they were never freaking broken!

Michael Habel
Stop

Re: Productivity

if you uninstall the MicroSoft Store. then you are depriving MicroSoft of their deserved profits.

Michael Habel

Re: Productivity

Ok there wiseguy How does One then come by a legal VLK of Enterprise (Grade) Windows X.2k4 then? I thought the most windows One could comeby was Windows X Pro, and even here they (Redmond), still have you by the short, and curlies. Lord help those on lower tier versions of that OS.

So its great when you are settting up Biz Workstations. But, seeing as "Pro" is no longer "Corporate" I can't help shaking the feeling that such advice is well wasted. In any case we have had surly enough time, and as many "versions" of MicroSoft Windows X to know how well MicroSoft actually respects such changes to their regedit tables.

Michael Habel
Headmaster

Re: Re:Tiles

Ok I was being a pendantic smartarse... Ok?

Michael Habel
Pint

Re: Global pandemic over

You deseve a refreshing Mexican Beer (With Lime) for that crack.

Michael Habel

Re: My Dad Will Be Disappointed

Maybe next time you couled up him to one of them Jesus Phones that everyone likes so much, and has Siri on it.

Michael Habel

Re: Local account

You make this sound, like it was a bad thing.....

Michael Habel

Re: It isn't like MS

Why, just what exactly would be the point of it? Those who are already vested in a Digital Assastant. *cough* Alexa *cough* will in most case already have a dedicated, or multiple dedications of some Alexa Device, or an other in their homes. I fail to see the need for this outside of external remote control of your internet of smart things, and I'm sure that that will never get compromised, or abused by mischiff makers on the intertubes. Ya know for teh lulz...

Michael Habel

In the case of Cortina... Goodbye, and good riddence!

Michael Habel

Re: Apologists

If I could use a Migi to do Adobe Photoshop, and Lightroom, or Gimp, and Darktable, as well using the latest Firebadger. Then Sir I would be off like a shot!

<quote>Stop seeing Tiles by DELETING them like an adult</quote>

The problem One generaly finds is that Deleating the aforementioned "Tiles" (qua Candycursh), doesn't work, and the "Tile" will return like a bad case of digital herpes.

Michael Habel

Re: Re:Tiles

Im sure it has nothing at all to do with the fact that "Tiles" as used by MicroSoft, are just an ugly UI-UX that ultmately killed any chance of WinPho from taking marketshare from the more saner UI-UX based Apple, and Android Phones. And, as to the reason why most of us are resistant to change. is down to why fix what was never broke?

In the case of Cortina... On the PC... I say good bye, and good riddence. I'm on the fence with Alexa, and its overall smart home capablities. Its insessent spying, yeah not so much. But, why would I need to "speak" at my Computer, like some dolt. When I have a very serviceable Keybord just stitting there with my hands just lightly resting on it anyway? I mean whats next? Telekenetic Mice pointers that know where I want to click next before I even knew I wanted to click there?

There is a reason why NuCoke floped HARD. There to is a reason why most sane persons utter dispise the Live Tiles.

HP hostile takeover warms up: Xerox queues print job cash_and_shares.pdf, mails it to the board to mull over

Michael Habel

Almost a shame it isn't the older HP, that made the good Calculators, and Scopes. I think that lot buggered off somewhere, and rebranded themselves as Agilent IIRC.

Michael Habel

And, that Two Cats named Jobs, and Gates made off with the goods. forming two very influential coporations of their own.

Maersk prepares to lay off the Maidenhead staffers who rescued it from NotPetya super-pwnage

Michael Habel

Re: Seems insane

I think they are also in it for the dividends, or, at least waiting for the share price to rise to a sufficient level in order to sell it off, for a slight profit.

Michael Habel

Re: Seems insane

You obvisly have no clue just how globaly huge Merask are do you?

Windows 7 goes dual screen to shriek at passersby: Please, just upgrade me or let me die

Michael Habel

Yes when its the Cuppertino flavor of BSD. a.k.a MacOS

Michael Habel

Re: I did

Linux is nice, but I find the fruity flavor of BSD (MacOS) to be prefferable.

Michael Habel
Pint

I'd rather be at point E which would be the nearest Pub to Point C

Oracle staff say Larry Ellison's fundraiser for Trump is against 'company ethics' – Oracle, ethics... what dimension have we fallen into?

Michael Habel

Re: Note to Oracle employees

Thank you... This guy gets it...

Michael Habel

Re: God we're dumb

McCarthy had nothing to do with HUAC (The keys here beaing the H in HUAC standing for House), while Senator McCarthy was well a Senator DUH!

Michael Habel

Re: I know I will be downvoted but....

Well its damed if we do... (Get called the Worlds unwanted police man), and now according to you dammed if we dont... How about you get your crummy little Euro-nations to cough up the money owed to the US for protecting you the whole time instead?

Michael Habel

Re: I know I will be downvoted but....

Says you.. Somebody who has thankfully no say in such matters... But, hay remind us how well Brexit has tanked for you again?

Michael Habel
Alert

Re: Ethics

And what prytell is bad about greed?

Michael Habel

Perhaps its time he moved his Company down to Texas, and leave the Bernie Bros. in Commifornia.

S20 Ultra 5G: Samsung unfurls Galaxy flagship with bonkers 108MP cam, 6.9-inch display

Michael Habel

Re: It may not be a full resolution image...

Somebody doesnt, know how to set the Diopter on their DLSR it seems. And, even then, Canon seels, or at lest sold addtional kits that could be fitted to the eyepeice to correct focus.

Michael Habel

Re: It may not be a full resolution image...

AA Bateries? Um ok, my external Flash Head still uses those. but, name me a proper DLSR from nearly the last 20 years, which used AA's.

Michael Habel

Re: It may not be a full resolution image...

I think he unwittlingly naled it... Try searching "Photograpy" on YouTube sometime, and not all the Videos posted there, about Film, and Video. as opposed to just say good old fashend still photograpy. So is it such a shock that the people most psyched for a Mirrorless Cam all happen to be Soy latte drinking vlogers?

Michael Habel

Re: It may not be a full resolution image...

I will never understan the fascination with this mirrorless tat. but, then I'm over 40, shabby, and losing my hair too. So this could be a case for your camera / music sucks type of argument. But, I just dont see mirrorless as an option here.

Michael Habel
Stop

Re: 108 Mpixels in a phone?

But, will you ditch your DLSR for something mirrorless?

Me? My 5D MkII will do me just fine as is.

It's official: In May, Microsoft will close the door, lock the vault, brick over the entrance of dreaded Windows 10 1809

Michael Habel

Re: Not Downgrading to Windows 10 ... Ever !!!

I prefer the more fruty planes of MacOS, Formaly of OS X fame...

Dual screens, fast updates, no registry cruft and security in mind: Microsoft gives devs the lowdown on Windows 10X

Michael Habel

Re: So this will be...

WHOOP DE DOOO!

Michael Habel
Mushroom

If you can't beat them... JOIN THEM! Then embrace, extend and extinguish it.

Michael Habel
Childcatcher

Re: Its not windows as people know it - Change the name...

Yes but it must be a 25% different tribble, ya know for licencing issues.

Michael Habel

Re: What's in a Name?

Wasnt the XBOX One not released back in 2001? I still have one of those as opposed to two dead 360s. I've since seen good sence, and got myself a PlayStation3 since then.

Michael Habel

Re: What's in a Name?

Or.. Windows 100 (i.e. 10+10)

GIMP open source image editor forked to fix 'problematic' name

Michael Habel
Gimp

Re: Eh?

Who knew that Google raison d'etre would have been so obvius....

Michael Habel

Re: Eh?

You mean like those times when MicoSoft were trying to push Metro MicroSoft Modern? instead of what was working well for the past 17 Years*.

* As to when MicroSoft decided to leave this massive turd stain on mainline OS.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moves to shut Parliament

Michael Habel

ITT:...

Remoaners bemoaning that the window is beiong forceably shut down on the impressive Fouth Reich European Union.

Michael Habel
Pint

KUDOS

To the mad lad. After what has been a rather depressing week in Italy.

Pokemon Go becomes Pokemon No as games biz Niantic agrees to curb trespassing addicts

Michael Habel

It even received an Islamic fatwa...

Wow and, here I thought that Islam was totally ungreeable, I suddenly find myself giving it a little fist bump.

Boeing's 737 Max woes trigger BEEELLIONS in losses – and that's just for the latest quarter

Michael Habel

Re: Such a shame !!!

The weakest North American, Rockwell, McDonnell, and Douglas (and, I'm sure a great deal more), were already so weak as to have been sowllen.

Michael Habel
Mushroom

Re: Such a shame !!!

Let's kick 'em when they are down it's soo much fun!

Oh look. Vodafone has extended its ultrafast 5G network to deliver... Wi-Fi?

Michael Habel

Re: Hm...

How the feck can one be alergic to EM-Spectrum? Do the suffer from Photodermatitis perhaps? Thats about the only thing on the Spectrum I'm just about ready to accept.

Michael Habel
Childcatcher

Hummm....

So how limited will the unlimiited servive be, I wonder?

You ain't getting around UK data laws on a technicality, top judge tells Google

Michael Habel

Re: Dear El'Reg

And the Global Warming hox will be the next big money pile for this pigs to stick the snouts into.

Hope to keep your H-1B visa? Don't become a QA analyst. Uncle Sam's not buying it: Techie's new job role rejected

Michael Habel
Mushroom

Re: Wrong Job

What the fecking hell is wrong with you? and shame on this site for not binning it.

Michael Habel

Re: Of course it was rejected...

Why pay some schmuck to do that job when you can get your customers to do it for free? The free data slurping? Thats just the delicious cherry on this sh-- sunday.

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