* Posts by Dacarlo

76 publicly visible posts • joined 21 Sep 2017


Patch Tuesday update is causing some Windows 10 systems to blue screen


Re: This is one reason...

Have you discovered a new kind of geekery akin to train spotting. Reading old T&C's from wayback machine.

I'll get my duffle coat.


Re: Ploy to make you upgrade to Win 11

Where there's a will, there's a hack.


Inadequate IT partly to blame for NHS doctors losing 13.5 million working hours


That is a fundamental process failure and one which should have been identified and fixed by the seemingly endless supply of middle management types in the NHS. It's literally their job to make everyone elses jobs easier.

Look like Bane, spend like Batman with Dyson's $949 headphones


Google Glass 2.0

Alas Dyson doesn't rhyme with 'Asshole'.


Re: What?

I'm feeling a deep Cyberpunk vibe, perhaps they're a fan of CD Projekt?

Windows 11 still not winning the OS popularity contest


I too needed the AMD nested virtualisation and only really exited Win10 because of this needed feature. If it wasn't for M$ dragging it feet on nested virtualisation I'd have stuck with Win10.

WSL is ok from the small amount of playing about I've done with it, so too for WSA which works sort-of but is very limited in supported apps thus far.

There are a few glaring UI bugs and niggles in Win11 which they need to fix.

Doctors call for greater scrutiny of bidders for platform that pools UK's health info


Well...black helicopters and friends of Tories.

Elon Musk to abused Twitter users: Your tormentors are coming back


Re: 15 thumbs up & 44 thumbs down

Freedom of expression includes the freedom to keep ones gob shut.

Europe to have 2 of the 4 most powerful supercomputers as Leonardo comes online


The only real question...

...can it play doom?

Twitter, Musk, and a week of bad decisions


This entire debacle has me looking to Mastodon as an alternative to both Twatter and Farcebook. I just don't know if its any good.

Liz Truss ousted as UK prime minister, outlived by online lettuce


Re: If a mistake is bad enough ...

I've always been partial to a good Omnishambles.

Too bad, contractors: UK government reverses decision to axe IR35 tax reform


Re: Where are the Tories ?

Isn't that what you lot have all the guns for?

Huge nonprofit hospital network suffers IT meltdown after 'security incident'


Re: Is it time?


Arm founder says the UK has no chance of tech sovereignty


Re: Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Also from the 90s

The Japanese have a saying, "Fix the problem, not the blame". Find out what's fucked up and fix it. Nobody gets blamed. We're always after who fucked up. Their way is better.

Sir Sean Connery - Capt. John Connor in Rising Sun.

Ethereum Merge signals end of GPU shortage, but not necessarily high prices


Wait for AMD

I believe Nvidia are inviting AMD to suck up the low/mid market whilst Nvidia go premium. Whether its some clever business ruse remains to be seen, but wouldn't it be lovely if AMD brought out something that's not only just as good as Nvidia's flagship, but much cheaper. That would be a great F you to Nvidia.

If AMD bring out a damp squib, fine, the 3080s have already dropped in price and their shiny new series will push previous GEN down a bit more eventually.

I'm still running a 2080 and its still good enough for all my games. No rush here.

Microsoft debuts Windows 11 2022 Update – now with features added monthly


Bug free?

I'd settle for being able to set the bar at the top of the screen (sans hacked work around) and also for the open apps from said bar to reliably allow me to switch between several instances of those apps. Right now it doesn't for explorer for example.

There's also issues with disappearing icons in the taskbar overflow feature.

No more bells and whistles please, fix the basics!

Government buyers take 22 months on average to procure tech


You forgot SD-WAN so I can no longer take you seriously as a purveyor of wanton IT buzzwordery.

Engineer gets Windows 11 working on a Surface Duo


Ultimate versions...

I was always a fan of Windows CE, then ME, then NT. Before I knew it I'd wound up in Windows CEMENT and now I'm stuck with it.

I'll get my coat...

Vital UK customs system outage contributes to travel chaos at its borders


Re: @Spaceman9

"...the vaccine roll out was a clear BREXIT benefit. Claiming otherwise just makes you look like an unreasoning fanatic."

Nil point.






My personal brexit calculator is -£100 I paid on an import due to customs theft. How much benefit have you measurably accrued?

Nvidia outlines subscription-fueled journey to $1tr revenue

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And the moment that happens...

...I'll switch from Nvidia to AMD for GPU.

Russia’s invasion kicks Senate into cybersecurity law mode


Re: Air gaps don't work

The wrongness of your post aside, the bit I can agree with is defending Europe against Russia's brand of expansionism. To do that you need to have a strong nato and stop buying Russian Energy.

Get self sufficient and let them rot into insignificance as their economy drops *or* they participate in the world like decent people and stop playing coldwar hero.

Microsoft gives Notepad a minimalist makeover to match Windows 11 style


Re: Pointless

Dark Reader ftw! https://github.com/darkreader/darkreader

Microsoft slows Windows 10 release cadence to yearly. If they're all as dull as the November Update, this is fine


Re: Windows 10 / Windows 11 should transition to the Red Hat / Fedora model of releases.

My personal use case is Nested VMs for Ryzen processors. MS has been dragging its feet for 5ish years on sorting that out on Windows 10 and only got as far as the Dev channel for some very limited support.

Noted as working in - https://www.reddit.com/r/homelab/comments/ocs90j/nested_hyperv_windows_11_supported_on_amd_ryzen/

Was happy to find enabling all the required bits in bios made my machine worthy of Windows 11 so no massive outlay for new parts!

With just over two weeks to go, Microsoft punts Windows 11 to Release Preview


Grumpy Cat Say's No

I shan't be downgrading to Windows11. I wonder if it's possible to calculate the carbon footprint of the extra chips needed to support the hardware they require...

Biden order calls for net neutrality, antitrust action, ISP competition – and right to repair your own damn phone


Re: "if you buy a product, you own it"

I agree under the current rules it is absurd. I suspect the big-corp phone ecosystems will go out of their way to bypass this though. Either by borking services, warranties or simply not selling but 'leasing' a phone for $500/5years.


Divide et impera

"A Captain should endeavor with every act to divide the forces of the enemy."

Stop. Look... Install Linux? The Reg solves Microsoft's latest Windows teaser


Re: Aggregate audio device

They could start by fixing the randomly vanishing and reappearing volume icon from the system tray.

My personal wishlist also includes finally introducing nested virtualisation support on AMD processors for the general public. This preview BS has been going on far too long.

Nominet is back to 'the same old sh*t' says Public Benefit campaign chief as EGM actions grind to halt


Re: "No, Virginia, ..." [Nominet's handing of EGM voting data to a market research agency, Savanta]

What you're describing can be explored in a book called "Snakes in Suits" ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9780061147890. A highly recommended read for anyone interested in spotting and attempting to root out psychopaths in the workplace.

Right now, it seems the whole board is infested with them.

Vote to turf out remainder of Nominet board looks inevitable after .uk registry ignores reform demands

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Its time...

...to bow out disgracefully. Self serving muppets the lot of em.

Need next-gen connectivity but don't want to break the bank? Samsung's Galaxy A42 5G is a bin-raking £349



I love how we've been trained to think that £350 is a 'bargain' for a mobile phone.

Marketing: Wow, that LD8 data centre outage was crazy bad. Still, can't get worse, can it? Finance: HOLD MY BEER


21:50 ... er no

afaic VM were still down till around 10:30ish, the exact timestamp escapes me but it was around that time.

Nominet promises .uk owners it'll listen to feedback on plan to award itself millions... as long as it agrees with it

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“In the end, I know our ultimate decisions are unlikely to satisfy anyone,” Bradley wrote.

BoJo looks to jumpstart UK economy with £6k taxpayer-funded incentive for Brits to buy electric cars – report


Perfect timing?

"Demand for EVs outstripped supply and there are long waiting list and lead times for new high-profile EVs."

If demand is outstripping supply then this plan is window dressing at best. Surely now is the worst time to buy a this type of car due to demand pushing prices up which gives poorer returns on the taxpayer 'investment'. Also who gets this money? Nissan? Renault? I'm failing to see how those foreign car companies taking tax cash benefits the uk as a whole.

UK COVID-19 contact-tracing app data may be kept for 'research' after crisis ends, MPs told


Re: Dreaming up barriers to adoption...

Trumpist lite.

Microsoft's Bill Gates defrag is finally virtually complete: Billionaire quits board to double down on philanthropy


Business is war...

And he fought a (good/bad) fight. Delete as appropriate. Anyone remember the Doublespace and drivespace fiasco? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stac_Electronics#Microsoft_lawsuit Just one of many examples of dodgy practices.

Still. I'm typing this on a very stable Windows10 box that brings me hours of fun and productivity, so its not all bad from my perspective.

Is that a typo? Oh, it's not a typo. Ampere really is touting an 80-core 64-bit 7nm Arm server processor dubbed Altra


Can it run doom?

It’s not true no one wants .uk domains – just look at all these Bulgarians who signed up to nab expired addresses


Re: And when that golden goose stops laying ...

You're a baaahhhd boy. I've not got tea all over my desk.

We asked for your Fitbit horror stories and, oh wow, did you deliver: Readers sync their teeth into 'junk' gizmos


Works for me

Had an original fitbit flex for several years. Worked fine though eventually the battery become less efficient to the point I upgraded to a flex2. Works fine. Does what is says on the tin and is water proof. I charge it once a week and have done so for over a year.

That's bang out of order: Threesome hookup app 3Fun leaked lovers' data, locations, pix – report


Re: Mind bleach

It'd be more likely to see a threesome with The Whitehouse, The Duma and a local hooker engaged in 'water sports'.

If at first you don't succeed, Fold? Nope. Samsung redesigns bendy screen for fresh launch in September


Re: Incremental improvements.

Don't forget finance. There's nothing like non-technical finance people making decisions that fuck up the technical ability of a company to operate effectively.

We don't mean to poo-poo this, but... The Internet of S**t has literally arrived thanks to Pampers smart diapers



Let's use proper language and diction here. None of this nonsense "American English".

Want a good Android smartphone without the $1,000+ price tag? Then buy Google's Pixel 3a


Exchange rate?

"...It's $399 or £399"

Is it just me who hates it when these companies equate $ to £ and screw over British consumers? I know the £ has devalued somewhat but its still pretty far off actual parity.

I also happen to think its too much for a fricken PHONE, but wouldn't begrudge someone their opportunity to fondle their slab.

The Year Of Linux On The Desktop – at last! Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 brings the Linux kernel into Windows


Re: But, but, but ...

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Tech security at Equifax was so diabolical, senators want to pass US laws making its incompetence illegal


Re: GDPR down the throat

Not with the correct plugins and VPN they dont.

Boffins put the FUN into fungus by rigging yeast to squirt out the active ingredients in cannabis


If only...

...HMG stopped all the tyranny and bullshit and let us have weed legally.

El Reg talks to PornHub sister biz AgeID – and an indie pornographer – about age verification


Its all about the money...

Will it be cheaper and a lesser invasion of identity to get a VPN? If I were a porn site I'd be peddling a cheap VPorN service on the front page. "Buy our VPN services and get $n minutes/pictures/movie views from our stock partner sites!".

Screeech... DRAM! Weak demand hits memory-makers as they slam on CAPEX brakes – analyst


Completely agree.


Anywhere between £203 and £715 is a ridiculous variance even for a fairly large quantity of ram as 64Gig.

Perhaps they're skimming off of the money saved by every gamer buying Ryzen chips.

Thanks to UK peers, coming to a laptop near you in 2019: Age checks for online smut

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Another prime example of a nanny state not putting children's welfare in the hands of those responsible, the parents. You wouldn't let a kid behind the wheel of a car anymore than you should allow a kid with a sophisticated computer in their pocket not have 'nanny' software blocking objectionables. You'd hide the damn keys.

Perhaps this is another excuse to ban or regulate VPN use further down the road.

Blighty: We spent £1bn on Galileo and all we got was this lousy T-shirt


Plans within plans?

Could it be Maybot knows that parliament will vote the evil plan down and force a peoples vote?