* Posts by Wincerind

69 posts • joined 16 Jul 2018

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Microsoft's problem child, Windows 11, is here. Will you run it? Can you run it? Do you even WANT to run it?

Wincerind

I'm looking for a bit of insight from someone here.

Currys are selling Dell Inspirons with a "free Windows 11 upgrade"

Dell's chatbot tells me none of the Inspiron range have a TPM chip fitted.

So which one is mistaken?

Wincerind

Re: GUI

As long as OpenShell runs on it (assuming you can afford the hardware). Still running an XP style menu on my Win10 box.

Windows 11: What we like and don't like about Microsoft's operating system so far

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I suspect that as long as Classic/Open Shell can be installed most of us will be happy.

UK.gov's new single enforcement body does not cover rogue umbrella companies, contractor campaigners complain

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Joke

I hadn't realised there were so many problems with umbrella manufacturers.

Who gave dusty Soviet-era spacecraft that unwanted lick of paint? It was an idiot, with a spraycan, in Baikonur

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Ooh 10 downvotes. That'll be either 10 politicians or 10 fools who believe their politicians are all scrupulouly honest.

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"corrupt populist autocratic government"

To be honest that could be any country on Earth. It's the common cry of those who's corrupt populist autocrats aren't currently in power.

Mullet over: Aussie boys' school tells kids 'business in the front, party in the back' hairstyle is 'not acceptable'

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Cool. A downvote but no answer. I'm guessing that was from the author of the article.

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Facepalm

Am I missing something? An article on haircuts more at home on page 5 of "The Sun". Where's the IT angle?

John Cleese ‘has a bridge to sell you’, suggests $69,346,250.50 price to top Beeple's virtual art record

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Re: Agreed

Well... Now that the Trump circus has packed up it's Big Top.

Gartner: You think Huawei's sales figures are bad now? Wait till you see next year's

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I must be missing something here. According to the fugures in the article Huawei are haveing a really awful year selling 51.8 million phones while apple are a bit down selling 40.5 million. So, awful is still over 11 million phones more than Apple?

Wondering what to do over the holiday season? How about aiming a laser at commercial aircraft and then spending years of your life in prison?

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Re: Polarizing filter

Thanks for the explanation. I was wondering why the op was getting serious downvotes for what was, on the face of it, a suggested solution.

Ericsson warns investors: This Biden fellow coming into the White House may look to resolve China trade dispute...

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You can bet your left sock that Ericsson have had Huawei's kit in their labs and can prove it isn't a security threat. But they can't let that one out of the bag as it would be bad for business. And also because "the Donald" won't believe it anyway and they'll be blacklisted as co conspiritors.

Flying camera drones, cuddly Echo gadgets... it's all a smoke screen for Amazon to lead you gently down the Sidewalk – and you'll probably like it

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Re: It helps to have the world's wussiest burglar break into your house...

I wasn't a police sceptic. Until I got my caravan stolen off my driveway in broad daylight about 20 years ago. All I got was a crime number after about a week.

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Re: It helps to have the world's wussiest burglar break into your house...

"The cops will be there in a matter of hours". No

The cops may call you back with a crime number in a week or so.

FTFY

Fusion boffins apply plasma know-how to building thrusters

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Re: Nice try Sir, but you didn't engage Rimmer as consultant, did you?

I believe you mean Stanley Unwin. "Oh deep folly"

Huawei going to predict the future? Nope, say company leaders when asked about Joe Biden winning US election

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Re: Comments from a Yank

"demented old fart who cant string Three little words into anything bordering on a coherent sentence"

And yet Trump's supporters will still vote for him. Amazing

Apple: EU can't make us use your stinking common charging standard

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Re: Gold plated cables

"an iPhone will last about twice as long as most Android devices"

That'll be because you can only afford to replace it half as often.

Guilty as charged: Apple confesses some Smart Battery Cases are having 'issues', offers replacements

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Re: Hey Apple, there's another way!

"smart battery case"

Seems the only thing "smart" about them is the outward appearance.

Christmas in tatters for Nottinghamshire tots after mayor tells them Santa's too busy

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Re: Mayoress is the Mayor’s wife, and always has been.

It's a shame really that Hillary didn't win the last US election. I was looking forward to Bill being First Lady.

Wincerind

West Bridgford. One of the posher areas on Nottingham. Used to be referred to as Bread and Lard Island, cos the occupants spent so much looking posh that's all they could afford to eat (that's the idea anyway).

Uni of London loses attempt to block mobe mast surveyors from Paddington rooftop

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I'm sure that the Corbot would just confiscate your house (no compensation) to install a mast, then rent it back to you at a special "rich persons" rate.

We are absolutely, definitively, completely and utterly out of IPv4 addresses, warns RIPE

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I suspect it's as simple as 192.168.1.192 just trips off the tongue, whereas fdaa:bbcc:ddee:0:7c8a:a8c9:d4fb:acf1 just trips over itself.

Her Majesty opens UK Parliament with fantastic tales of gigabit-capable broadband for everyone

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Re: Really?

I'd hazard a guess that the Duke of Edinburgh is still a better driver than some folks on the road today.

Wincerind

Re: Really?

you're missing the point that Labour also lie to themselves, not just everyone else.

Robocop needs reboot, $200m for AI research, UK govt knowingly deployed racist passport system – plus more

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Re: despite clear and profound differences

If you take the example of zoology then relatively minor differences between the same animal results in it being classified as a different species, never mind a different race. eg, Elephants, Rhino's, Giraffes.

Ohm my God: If you let anyone other than Apple replace your recent iPhone's battery, expect to be nagged by iOS

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"El Reg had a story but can't find it"

This one?

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/11/tesla_boosts_battery_capacity_for_irma/

King's College London breached GDPR by sharing list of activist students with cops

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Re: Only monarchy fans allowed, then ?

"inbred hereditary bloodsuckers"

The vast majority of the inbred bloodsuckers these days aren't hereditary but are political appointees. Placemen, put there as an attempt at some kind of vote rigging in the "upper house".

Metropolitan Police's facial recognition tech not only crap, but also of dubious legality – report

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Hmm, I know it's a way off yet but its all starting to feel a bit "Minority Report".

We knew it was coming: Bureaucratic cockup triggers '6-month' delay of age verification block on porno in the UK

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"70mph as that was the top speed of most cars in the 1970s"

Close but no cigar. The 70 mph speed limit was introduced in 1965

Alexa, are you profiting from the illegal storage and analysis of kids' voice commands?

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That would come under the heading of parental responsibility. You need to tape "little Jess's" mouth shut until you've established that Alexa has been unplugged.

Nope, we're stuffed, shrieks Apple channel as iPhone shipments enter a double-digit spiral

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Re: What do these overpriced watches do that my £100 "ordinary" watch can't?

They show you have more money than sense. I have a "Rolex" for special occasions, bought for 10 euros at a Turkish bazaar about 15 years ago.

Wincerind

Re: Have you seen how much a Ferrari costs?

"SoC in Android land is two years behind Apple's"

That may well be the case, but what does an Apple do noticeably or significantly faster as a result compared to say my Nokia 6.1. I mean, it's a phone, you'll be doing phone calls, texts, emails and reminders/calendar stuff mostly. I doubt you're developing ray-traced 3d graphics on it.

UK is 'not a surveillance state' insists minister defending police face recog tech

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Re: GDPR?

I came here to read an article and comments about police surveillance. NOT to read another idiot's rant about Brexit.

Stop us if you've heard this one: IBM sued after axing older staff, this time over 'denying' them their legal rights

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Re: When I was a wee lad

Surely we all know that HR stands for Human Remains.

Blighty's most trusted brand? Yeah, you wish, judge tells Post Office in Horizon IT system ruling

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Re: Ways not to win in court, no.94:'threatening dire consequences to national business' if you lose

Aaaand you win tonight's star prize for wheedling a F*cking Brexit reference into a Post Office story. Dickhead.

Correction: Last month, we called Zuckerberg a moron. We apologize. In fact, he and Facebook are a fscking disgrace

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It seems to me the UK Government's impending age verification for porn sites is totally misdirected.

How about age verification being enforced for social media sites. Starting with re-verification for all existing users.

Age checks for online pr0n? I've never heard of it but it sounds like a good idea – survey

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So a company that provides AV says that 60% of people support AV. Well colour me surprised by that one.

Twilight of the sundials: Archaic timepiece dying out and millennials are to blame, reckons boffin

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Re: no such thing as an analog watch.

Wrist mounted Sundial?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wrist-Watch-Sundial-Solid-Compass/dp/B0154XDOAU

Treaty of Roam: No-deal Brexit mobile bill shock

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Re: So predictable !

"mostly voted out so they could kick out anyone called Mohammed"

No.

Mostly because in the 1975 referendum we were told it was a simple trading agreement. Then Major signed the Maastricht treaty which basically converted the EEC "trading agreement" into the EU, forcing it through with a three line whip and no mandate from the people. Then Bliar promised a referendum on the EU Constitution/Lisbon treaty then didn't hold one.

The 2016 referendum was the first time the people had been given a vote on membership of "ever closer union" and the majority of those who voted said no.

Maybe if Major or Bliar or even the 1975 referendum had been a bit more honest with the people then we wouldn't be in this mess.

Not cool, man: Dixons spanked over discount on luxury 'smart' fridge with wildly fluctuating price

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Re: 4k for a fridge?

Saw one the other day in Dixons while looking at proper fridges. It looked like it was just a regular "American Style" fridge with a bloody great tablet super glued to the front. Definitely not worth £3-4k.

Kwik-Fit hit by MOT fail, that's Malware On Target

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Re: re: Too bad they couldn't continue operating as normal with paper records,

Ah yes the "old gits". They'd be the ones who don't look at a pencil and ask where the keyboard for it is. I guess you posted anonymously in case you mum gave you a slap.

Three quarters of US Facebook users unaware their online behavior gets tracked

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Re: No kidding

Ah, the humble Hamberder.

Amazon exec tells UK peers: No, we don't want to be dominant. Also, we don't fancy being taxed on revenues

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Re: Death of the High St

"Just stop using Amazon. It is that simple."

Oh if it were that simple. I spent a few hours a couple of weeks ago trying to buy mothballs (for clothes moths). I tried all the big brand supermarkets in town (we have all 4) plus diy stores & the "we sell everything" stores. No luck, I might as well have been trying to buy leopard's fanny batter.

Ended up going to Amazon.

Basically if the shops don't sell it we can't buy it.

Before dipping a toe in the new ThinkPad high-end, make sure your desk is compatible

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Re: Bah

I concur with that. Reminds me of 2 or 3 years ago whe the MD of the company I was working for ordered top of the range MacbookAirs for all the directors at around 2k a pop (plus dongles). Within the month all but him and his trusty sidekick had handed them back in and asked for their old laptops back.

Wincerind

Re: Why does a large touchpad serve no purpose?

In my experience the only use for a touchpad on a laptop is for when you've forgotten/lost your mouse or it's inconvenient to use a mouse.

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