* Posts by Laughing Gravy

33 publicly visible posts • joined 19 Oct 2017

Total Inability To Support User Phones: O2 fries, burning data for 32 million Brits

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8:30 pm and still out, on the vodka now

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6pm and still out, having some beer with the popcorn now

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Still out for me at 4pm, Oh well, better get some popcorn popping

Huawei MateBook Pro X: PC makers look out, the phone guys are here

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Re: Woohoo! And bum.

Runs Ubuntu so Mint shouldn't be a problem

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First thing I looked for and yes it does so on my shopping list

UK banking TITSUP*: This time it's Clydesdale and Yorkshire banks

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Re: I work for CYBG

My phone's on silent...

All of the projects I've been responsible for could have hit the news had they gone wrong and the backout failed. I think I know what's happened but I'm not gonna speculate here

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I work for CYBG

Off today and tomorrow on leave and only found out about this reading about it here. Not been called into work so far so it wasn't anything I did

Congrats from 123-Reg! You can now pay us an extra £6 or £12 a year for basically nothing

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Re: I want to move away


Memo to Microsoft: Windows 10 is broken, and the fixes can't wait

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I'm going to be repeating myself for a long time...

Windows. Do people still use that shit?

Microsoft yanks the document-destroying Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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Yet more popcorn

Loving all this Windows shit

Day two – and Windows 10 October 2018 Update trips over Intel audio

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I'm consuming way too much popcorn

But I love reading about all these windows woes.

You want to use windows? Suck it up

Brits pay £490m extra for mobes they already own – Citizens Advice

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O2 end of contract

They called me up offering me a new phone which I declined as I was happy with my current phone so they halved the monthly bill and I continued with them.

Do not adjust your set, er, browser: This is our new page-one design

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I'll stick with the mobile version and avoid the grief.

The relevance of the ads I'm getting when browsing on a work PC with no adblocker - Argos (cos I bought a watch a month ago), music store (cos I bought a keyboard last week), occasional tech stuff I have no interest in and at least four sites catering for teenage girls fashion WTF? I've never had the urge to look at teenage dresses (not online anyway).

Ever wanted to strangle Microsoft? Now Outlook, Skype 'throttle' users amid storm cloud drama

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I need a new popcorn machine

Loving all these M$ fuckup stories

Windows 10 July update. Surface Pro 4. Working fondleslab. Pick two

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Re: Windows. Do people still use that shit?

No intention to downvote. I wouldn't consider using a Linux tablet for the reasons you state and I have tried it on an old Motorola before I reverted to Android before giving it away. X will be replaced eventually.

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Re: Windows. Do people still use that shit?

Where I work has some Win PCs because as you say choices of business software. The server estate being mostly Linux all I need is a Mint desktop and connect to the servers I look after via a terminal (I like the old school green text on a black background).

At home it's Mint all the way except for an Android tablet and phone.

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I'll say it again

Windows. Do people still use that shit?

Boss regrets pointing finger at chilled out techie who finished upgrade early

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Working for a multinational PC / Laptop builder pre-internet days we started to get virus infections likely introduced by folks loading up games via the floppy drive. A networked anti-virus solution was installed which notified me via email that a virus had been found on xyz PC. Login passwords were introduced so no excuses like 'it wasn't me somebody else accessed my PC'. Senior manager who was a bit of an arsewipe sent out a company wide email stating that anyone found with a virus would be instantly fired.

Yep, you know what's coming. A couple of weeks later I got an email stating his PC was infected, I kicked this up the chain bypassing him of course and later that day was escorted off the site by two security guards with the contents of his desk in a bin bag. Oh how we laughed...

Windows 10 Insiders see double as new builds hit the deck – with promises to end Update Rage

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Do people still use that shit?

Suck it up

You wanna be an alpha... tester of The Register's redesign? Step this way

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Since your last change I view the mobile version of the site on my desktop. For some reason the mobile version of comments no longer works though

Office 365 celebrates National Beer Day by popping out for a pint

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Still Smug

I never tire reading about M$ fuck ups

Which? calls for compensation for users hit by Windows 10 woes

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I love these stories about M$ and Win 10. No, I don't feel your pain

About to install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update? You might want to wait a little bit longer

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Re: PC Updated itself last night

Not my experience with Mint of many versions over the years and on a variety of hardware. It's been rock solid for me and the many folks I've switched over to it. Support calls from friends and family are now zero (I refuse to deal with Windows issues anymore), happy all round.

You've got pr0n: Yes, smut by email is latest workaround for UK's looming cock block

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Not quite a bush

I wonder if the abandoned fridge on waste ground outside the village is till there? Busier than the local library and better stocked.

It's 2018, and a webpage can still pwn your Windows PC – and apps can escape Hyper-V

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Channel 4, Channel 5 and UKTV? Oh well no great loss then

Boffins find new ways to slurp private info from Facebook addicts using precision-targeted ads

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What ads targeted or otherwise? Haven't seen any in years. Ad blockers, trackers blocked, noscript etc, anonymous behind a VPN. Also some sort of FB plugin that controls what I see when I use it occasionally you know the 'people you might know' shite as well as ads.

Anything I'm missing besides the grief?

Six months on, and let's check in on those 'stuttering' Windows 10 PCs. Yep, still stuttering

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No problems here

Linux and Steam. Sorted.

Doctor finds physical changes to astronaut's eyes after ISS stint

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Re: Ummm? Artificial Gravity?

0 gee whizz

Top tip: Don't bother with Facebook's two-factor SMS auth – unless you love phone spam

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What FB ads?

I use FB as it's useful to keep in touch with extended family and friends who live abroad. I installed Facebook Purity to control / nix the shite it throws at me so a more pleasant experience.

I never use the FB app on the phone and will never give up my phone number for 2FA to any business, been spam free for decades and intend it to stay that way.

£60m, five years late... Tag criminal tagging as a 'catastrophic waste' of taxpayers' cash

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Re: Radical Suggestion...

'Should of spell checked, less errors.'

Should have spell checked, less errors.

How's this for a stocking filler next year? El Reg catches up with Gemini

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I'm in

Just because...

Windows Store nixed Google Chrome 'app' hours after it went live

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I use Linux

Because Windows is shite. Hope that helps

Misco UK chops majority of workforce, pulls down shutters

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The Greenock warehouse was a twenty minute drive from me and when they still had the customer pick up point open it did very good business. Need a hard drive, cables, any kind spare just check the website for stock availability and nip down there, it was always busy. Often got bargains with returned goods and a discount as I git to know the staff. Then they closed it and I never bought from them again.