* Posts by BGatez

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Firefox 79: A thin release for regular users, but plenty for developers to devour

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Every recent release gradually gobbles memory until it stops everything including mouse movement or suddenly collapses

If you own one of these 45 Netgear devices, replace it: Kit maker won't patch vulnerable gear despite live proof-of-concept code

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yet another wtf moment in tech - anyone enjoying those "lifetime" warranties?

Samsung cops COVID-19 coronavirus crunch and gets run over by Huawei in handsets for first time

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How many $1200 handsets can you stuff down people's throats?

Butterfingers who don't bother with phone cases, rejoice: New Gorilla Glass 'Victus' tipped to survive 6ft drops

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Considering there is a very lucrative industry replacing cracked screens I'd say it's a thing. That said this new claim seems kind of like - you test it first. Even if the screen still works looking through a spider web of cracks can be maddening. Plus considering the long wait for repairs these days - even if it comes with a fab warranty makes a case for a case.

ReactOS hits a milestone – actually hiring a full-time developer. And we've got our talons on the latest build to see what needs fixing

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If it ever works the stampede away from MS will thunder world 'round

A volt from the blue: Samsung reportedly ditches wall-wart from future phones

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Sure, cause my mobile phone always runs down while I'm at home

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So sure that $2 plug a profit buster on Samsungs $500- 1200 phones

Hats off to the brave 7%ers who dived into the Windows 10 May 2020 Update within a month of release

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so, good news is less crappy than previously - gotta love forced "updates"

Fasten your seat belts: Brave Reg hack spends a week eating airline food grounded by coronavirus crash

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overpriced at "free"

Windows 10 Insider wondering where Notepad has gone? Fear not, Microsoft found it down the back of Dev Channel

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Better alternative, skip MS

Notepad++ https://notepad-plus-plus.org/

Belief in 5G conspiracy theories goes hand-in-hand with small explosions of rage, paranoia and violence, researchers claim

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big business, big $

Perhaps fear of 5G has something to do with the myriad of corporate misdeeds cheating, sickening or out right killing people while they declare "everything is fine" and denying any blame. IE - tobacco, multitude of drugs, pesticides, etc.

HP Ink sales are in the red: Total revenue down 11 per cent as CEO says coronavirus knackered supply chain

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No ink? No big, cheaper to buy a new ink filled printer than HP jacked $ antway.

Sadly, 111 in this story isn't binary. It's decimal. It's the number of security fixes emitted by Microsoft this week

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Re: Don't ignore Adobe's incompetance

A lovely side effect of subscription software is always being a beta tester

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Re: To paraphrase Yoda ...

" none are being actively exploited ..." that we know of

What do you call megabucks Microsoft? No really, it's not a joke. El Reg needs you

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EvilCorp

In case you need more proof the world's gone mad: Behold, Apple's $699 Mac Pro wheels

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just ugh! F*** a bunch of apple

GrubHub, DoorDash, Postmates and Uber Eats sued by hangry, overcharged coronavirus customers

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Re: "We are going to be very strong on food supply."

Might be better if they actually had enough funding to watch the watchers

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You mean they choose to try and put some food on their own table?

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That prostate exam? It's just The Invisible hand of the Free Market, enjoy!

Apple: We respect your privacy so much we've revealed a little about what we can track when you use Maps

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My gps, bluetooth etc typically off anyway as they suck the battery dry. How is any of this affected by VPNs?

Samsung's Galaxy S7 line has had a good run with four years of security updates – but you'll want to trade yours in now

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If you're stupid enough (or unlucky enough to have no other way) to use a phone for say financial transactions or essentially anything similar you've been kidding yourself about security all along

Come to GoDaddy: 12 million domains – from .biz to .nyc – acquired from Neustar amid promises of lower prices

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Come to go daddy if you are literally out of your f***ing mind and desperate to deal with endless grief

We're number two! Microsoft's Edge browser slips past Firefox in latest set of NetMarketShare figures

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Re: Why the decline of Firefox?

INCLUDING El Reg

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Proof there's no limit on stupid

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

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How much crap spyware can MS throw up anyway

Stuck inside with nothing to do? Apple fires out security fixes for iOS, macOS, wrist-puters... and something weird called iTunes for Windows

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itunes for windows? no thanks

Amazon, Apple, Google, IBM, Microsoft speech-to-text AI systems can't understand black people as well as whites

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been done

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt5688932/

Finally – news that something is guaranteed to be healthy and well looked-after for the next six months. That something is Windows 10 1709

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..because no tech wants to make a house call to fix your MS fubared machine

Surge in home working highlights Microsoft licensing issue: If you are not on subscription, working remotely is a premium feature

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Solution is not getting roped into using a POS like Office

Looming ventilator shortage amid pandemic sparks rise of open-source DIY medical kit. Good thinking – but safe?

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Manufacturing company Intersurgical says it had no intention of making a threat. Managing director Charles Bellm issued a statement to The Verge:

Just to confirm that recent reports from Italy are totally incorrect, we were contacted at the end of last week for manufacturing details of a valve accessory but could not supply these due to medical manufacturing regulations, we have categorically not threatened to sue anyone involved. The valve is an accessory supplied as part of a CPAP Hood system which alone costs a few euros.

Our Italian company has been doing their utmost to supply the hospitals at this time and have been supplying these free of charge in many cases to use with the CPAP Hoods. It is very disappointing that in the current climate this incorrect information is circulating, our focus as a company is to be able to supply the hospitals that require these and many other vital products and we are making every effort to ensure we can do so.

Romaioli and Temporelli have emphasized that both devices serve a purpose: the official product is the better long-term solution, but for now, hospitals can use this printed alternative to fulfill a sudden, drastic demand.

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Re: The manufacturing problems

Engineers and scientists, once highly respected, are the last to be consulted. Marketeering (rhymes with racketeering) is head of the line.

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Safer than death, yeah?

Oh-so-generous ransomware crooks vow to hold back from health organisations during COVID-19 crisis

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Better grasp of optics than US Gov

'Optional' is the new 'Full' in Windows 10: Microsoft mucks about with diagnostic slurpage levels for Fast Ring Insiders

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A bit of searching comes up with various ways to disable and remove (at least 'til the next "update") all MS snoop-ware. Well worth the time and effort IMHO. If you use Edge , it's your own fault.

Broadband providers can now flog Openreach's new IP voice network in bid to ditch UK's copper phone lines by 2025

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No land lines = a huge security issue. They work when main power goes out and are more difficult to interfere with. In NY during major power failures POTS worked.

FCC sucks its teeth, clicks its tongue, says: Yeah, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile US, Verizon gleefully sold your location data. Guess we should fine them?

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which "c" in FCC stands for c***s? (both?)

Good news, everyone: The US military says it will be ethically minded about how it develops AI

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will they have donny teach it to tweet? :((

Flat Earther and wannabe astronaut killed in homemade rocket

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Donny is down one vote

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I guess being a flat earther he had nowhere to go but up

Chrome deploys deep-linking tech in latest browser build despite privacy concerns

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VPN + blockers

Worried about future planet-cleansing superbugs? But distrust AI? Guess you're not interested in these antibiotics

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Great, assuming

1. They actually work

2. they are any better than existing drugs

3. their side effects aren't worse than what they hope to cure

Ofcom measured UK's 5G radiation and found that, no, it won't give you cancer

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Of course while many things don't cause illness outright, their addition to the cumulative effect is never taken into account. Does anyone believe those non-toxic labels on some products means it's OK to eat them?

Among those pardoned by Trump this week: Software maker ex-CEO who admitted hacking into rivals' systems

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A very stable financial genius

Call us immediately if your child uses Kali Linux, squawks West Mids Police

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Puts the "plod" in plod

Don't break your swanky new Motorola Razr, you probably won't be able to get it fixed

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Yet another POS device from people who could care less

Can AI-enhanced virtual sports presenters do the job? It's a big ask

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Re: To be fair...

They need to get a "smart" sweater (jumper to you I guess).

Not a Genius move after all: Apple must cough up $$$ in back pay for store staff forced to wait for bag searches

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Nice to see Apple f***ed for a change.

In a high-security preview, we got our claws on Samsung's Galaxy S20 and S20+... which are annoyingly good

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Easy to replace battery? Costs less than a good laptop? Super de dooper CPU not throttled due to overheating? Didn't think so.

BUT- idiots will be able to walk into you, block sidewalks and stairways while downloading crap even faster.

Crazy idea but hear us out... With robots taking people's jobs, can we rethink this whole working to survive thing?

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Re: Economic Basics

Libertarians = I got mine

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Re: They toooock ewre joohbs!!!

So no living wage, cool. Mop your own damn floors.

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