* Posts by EricPodeOfCroydon

12 publicly visible posts • joined 8 Feb 2020

Microsoft unleashes Copilot preview on Windows 10 insiders


Re: Display requirements are 720p

On the plus side, this is a good argument for using a vertical taskbar in Win10!

LG to offer subscriptions for appliances and televisions


Ok then

... that's LG off the list for any device I buy in future.

Looks like my super-dumb 42" Panasonic plasma will have to do me for a few more years.

Open source 'Office' options keep Microsoft running faster than ever


Re: Options are always good

I could get behind the ribbon a lot more if MS would allow it to be positioned at the side. Having it stuck across the top of a wide-screen monitor, restricting vertical space, is just annoying.

File suffixes: Who needs them? Well, this guy did


Re: extensions and version numbers

VME on ICL mainframes also provided a version number for files. Very useful it was too.

Amazon tells folks it will stop accepting UK Visa credit cards via weird empty email


I'm confused now... cards or wives?

D'oh! Misplaced chair shuts down nuclear plant in Taiwan


Re: Confirmed

Ah, but it also had Soolin!

There was a crooked man who bought a crooked M1 iMac, and we presume they lived together in a little crooked house


Corners? On an Apple device? What corners??

Shuttered call centre sours Capita's £58m contract extension with Tesco Mobile


Re: Customer Services???

My experience only, obvs, but I've always found Tesco Mobile's customer service really easy to get hold of and (mostly) extremely helpful. Based on being a customer for the last six years or so, with about four or five interactions over that time. YMMV of course.

The torture garden of Microsoft Exchange: Grant us the serenity to accept what they cannot EOL


Re: "if Microsoft did things well"

And mice. My daily user is a wired MS optical mouse circa 2001. I think it will outlive me.

NCSC's London HQ was chosen because GCHQ spies panicked at the prospect of grubby Shoreditch offices


Re: They have Cyber in their name

Hatfield and the North, surely?

If you think Mozilla pushed a broken Firefox Android build, good news: It didn't. Bad news: It's working as intended


Re: Couldn't be worst update ever

My needs might be really simple, but I've used Opera exclusively on Android for several years now without any issues (apart from its habit of dumping an unwanted icon or two on the homepage after an update, but they're easy enough to delete). I'm sure there must be a downside (I'm sure someone will tell me!), but for me it just works and I love being ad-free!

Latest battery bruiser Android from budget Moto G range appears ahead of MWC after an Amazon whoopsie


Re: Can't hear you!

So buy one of the many earphones which combine both stereo channels into one ear? My wife has one for cycling, so she can listen to death metal and still hear what's going on around her.