* Posts by X5-332960073452

144 publicly visible posts • joined 18 Mar 2020

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Former Apple worker pleads guilty to $17m mail and wire fraud charges

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Trollface

And how many milliseconds of Apple's profits was this?

The boss worked in a fishbowl, so office tricks were a treat

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Megaphone

Was her name Bernadette ?

President Biden still wants his cybersecurity labels on those smart devices

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Megaphone

Everthing

"The labels are expected to feature ratings that reflect the quantity of data collected, how easily the device can be patched or upgraded to mitigate vulnerabilities, data encryption, and interoperability."

I'd like these on all IT related products - e.g. Windows 10/11

This maglev turntable costs more than an average luxury electric car

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Megaphone

Going by your handle, is it not a little fast and high pitched? Better at 33RPM

People still seem to think their fancy cars are fully self-driving

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Headmaster

Re: Perhaps...

"it would allow me to drive to a nice pub in the afternoon, have a few beers with my lunch, and have the car drive me home again."

In the UK, that would still be prosecuted as drink driving!

Intel Alder Lake BIOS code leak may contain vital secrets

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Happy

So, it could be modded to NOT run Windows 11

Samsung sued for gobbling up too much personal info that miscreants then stole

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Megaphone

Re: Jail time

And, no more, settled without admitting liability.

Microsoft says it's boosted phishing protection in Windows 11 22H2

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Stop

Re: Wait, What?

Do not use for security, something you cannot change !!!

(Face, Finger, Voice, Etc.)

Chemical plant taken offline by the best one of all: C8H10N4O2

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Headmaster

Re: Better yet...

Much better - https://www.ifixit.com/

Microsoft warns of bugs after nation pushes back DST switchover

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Trollface

Re: Hard Coding Ahoy

".... No one would do that."

I think you underestimate Microsoft.

Windows 10 business refresh will revive PC shipments

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Megaphone

Win Vista released, I want XP

Win 8 released, I want 7

Win 11 released, I want 10

See a pattern?

Former Microsoft UX boss doesn't like the Windows 11 Start menu either

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Headmaster

Re: Windows 11 early adopter…

Word - File, Options, Save, tick "Save to computer by default" and "Don't show the Backstage", untick "Show additional places for saving"

These may help

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Happy

Explorer Patcher is our friend, can set the menus back to 'normal'.

Tesla faces Autopilot lawsuit alleging phantom braking

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Joke

Re: Phantom objects

So, who you gonna call?

Russian cosmonauts abort ISS spacewalk after suit power fluctuates

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Megaphone

Apple - USB to Lightning - 1m £19 , 2m £29

Generic 4 pack (1 x 1m, 2 x 2m, 1 x 3m) (good quality) - £8.99

Downvoted, Redwood firmly in place

Deluge of of entries to Spamhaus blocklists includes 'various household names'

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FAIL

Err, you were using Demon, an ISP that had many open SMTP relays in the early day, and wonder why they ended up on a spam block list?

UK launches 'consultation' with EU over exclusion from science programs

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Thumb Up

Re: Labour brexiters

That's alright - as we all hate Priti Patel !

Enough with the notifications! Focus Assist will shut them u… 'But I'm too important!'

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Megaphone

Re: Windows System Sounds - office hell!

Just ONE ??

UK tribunal: App Store class action seeking up to $1.8b can continue

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FTC urged to probe Apple, Google for enabling ‘intense system of surveillance’

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Stop

Yep, they have Phorm for that

Windows 11 22H2 is almost here. Is it ready for the enterprise?

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Megaphone

Re: Local account

Last time I set an 11 laptop, the shift + F10 option for command prompt and running task manager to kill network flow had been prevented.

Got to the MS Acc setup, typed fuckoff for user and microsoft for password, oops something went wrong, local account was then offered

Microsoft warns IT admins on EU data processing, fixes File Explorer flaws

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Stop

Diagnostic Data

How about an option to turn it off, not just required (which it is not) or optional?

Appeals court unleashes Texas's anti-Big-Tech content-no-moderation law

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Mushroom

Re: They should just stop doing business in TX and FL.

Let's go back to 1861, time for another civil war?

Microsoft Edge's 'Secure Network' sounds a lot like a built-in VPN

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FAIL

Re: See also iCloud Private Relay

Free --->> iCloud subscription

Oxymoron

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Headmaster

Monetize - would be the US spelling

There are nearly half a billion active users of Start news feed, says Microsoft

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Mushroom

News and Interests

Here's another court case I'm waiting for, (see title)

Installed - without consent (Win 10)

Set to always run - without consent

Spying on location (weather forecast) - even with location turned off for the device

Call the lawyers (not that I want them enriching)

Microsoft partners balk at new licensing scheme, dent growth

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Megaphone

Re: @ac

I think it's more like car sales, add the extras to get a decent vehicle, especially Volkswagen.

Netflix to crack down on account sharing, offer ad-laden cheaper options

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Re: And there is always The Pirate Bay!

Sky Q - record program - watch - at advert, pause - right arrow about 5 times - adverts skipped

The channel 5 (group) programs are great, they nearly always start again on the minute exactly.

Judge dismisses Microsoft's challenges: ValueLicensing case to proceed in Britain

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Megaphone

News and Interests

Here's another court case I'm waiting for, (see title)

Installed - without consent (Win 10)

Set to always run - without consent

Spying on location (weather forecast) - even with location turned off for the device

Call the lawyers (not that I want them enriching)

Google 'Switch to Android' app surfaces in iOS App Store

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FAIL

Android to Android

Well this better work better than (see title).

Last time I did it for a customer, instructions say connect your charging cable to old device, then connect it to the new device.

I've never seen a USB micro to USB C (but they are available), and how many average users are going to have one (spoiler alert - NONE)

IBM ordered to pay $105 million to insurer over tech project's collapse

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Trollface

Re: Whoa, whoa, whoa ....

"Who was programme managing this? They clearly failed and should be sued."

IBM

Beanstalk loses $182m in huge flash-loan crypto heist

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FAIL

Does not matter, to have a UK banking licence you must be in the FSCS

Star loses $500,000 NFT after crooks exploit Rarible market

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Megaphone

You just described religion

Broken password check algorithm lets anyone log into Cisco's Wi-Fi admin software

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Happy

Re: Anyone ?

Go north

Cisco's Webex app phoned home audio telemetry even when muted

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Megaphone

Re: A possible compromise?

Wouldn't work in Windows 11, M$ try to hide everything so you don't know what running.

I did upvote you.

Microsoft brings Cloud PCs and local desktops together in Windows 365

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Re: I don't get it

Not surprised, cancelling the card was WRONG, you should have cancelled the subscription, unfortunately (this time) M$ are in the right.

Windows 11 growth at a standstill amid stringent hardware requirements

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Happy

Re: Why move to Windows 11 ?

Try Explorer Patcher - https://github.com/valinet/ExplorerPatcher

BT must 'prioritize' between 'shareholders and workers' says union boss

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Megaphone

Re: My bill went up...

BT use the Jan CPI figure, 4.9% Jan 2022 plus the 3.9% = 8.8%, that should be the offer

Microsoft backtracks on lack of easy Windows browser choice

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Happy

Re: Win11

Try installing 'explorer patcher' - https://github.com/valinet/ExplorerPatcher

Users complain of missing data in UK wills search service

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FAIL

Crapita?

Top chipmakers ignore India's semiconductor factory subsidies

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Devil

Re: Why is there a problem?

Think you forgot the <sarc> tags

Internet connection now required for Windows 11 Pro Insider setup

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Megaphone

Re: Nope

Apologies for the thread hijack, but there is a way (at least for Home version, @ 10th Feb 22)

During setup, at the Network Connection prompt, shift + F10 (opens command prompt)

taskmgr (runs Task Manager)

Find and kill "Network Connection Flow"

Bingo - local user account creation dialogue

You'll then need, Explorer Patcher and Open Shell to make Win 11 useable

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

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FAIL

Re: Knowing the

My favourite was users opening Word or Excel files from the email. Editing them, closing (and possibly saving) them. Call would come in about having worked for hours on the file, but it's all GONE.

Microsoft brings Jenny, Aria, and more interface tweaks to new Windows 11 Insider build

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Megaphone

Re: So yeah, about a year

Nurse, more lipstick for the pig

Instant Ump: HP Inc's subscription ink services hiking prices from next month

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Megaphone

Re: "toner makers haven't gone all Big Brother and required a chip..."

Yep, one of my customers needs HP 59X toner, HP costs £175 each, compatible £47.

The first printer 'died' (actually they broke it) in 18 months, had used 15 toner in that time, saving £1920.

The replacement printer cost £350 - quids in!!

OpenShell has been working on a classic replacement for Windows 11's Start menu

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Pint

Re: Works for me

Perfect combination (IMHO) -----------> for you

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Trollface

Re: Why the taskbar must be on the side:

Simple - turn your monitor on its side!

Three US states plus Washington DC sue Google for using UI design 'dark patterns' to harvest your location

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Stop

"30 minutes Googling" - there's your problem

Running Windows 10? Microsoft is preparing to fire up the update engines

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Happy

https://github.com/valinet/ExplorerPatcher

Why should I pay for that security option? Hijacking only happens to planes

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Unhappy

Domain Registry of America

What ever happened to them?

I don't get their emails anymore.

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