* Posts by X5-332960073452

50 posts • joined 18 Mar 2020

The old New: Windows veteran explains that menu item


Re: Always an important consideration

Try running gpedit.msc on the 'home' version of Windows !!!

Hijacked, rampaging infrastructure will kill humans by 2025 – Gartner


Re: Hi Skynet here

"On August 29, 1997. Skynet becomes self-aware at 02:14 am Eastern Time"

Running late? Must be a UK government IT project !

Verified: UK.gov launching plans for yet another digital identity scheme


Re: Got to keep the gravy train rolling

now write out one thousand times - Test and Trace

Gung-ho tank gamer spills classified docs in effort to win online argument


An Eadon moment

Try placing a pot plant directly above your CRT monitor – it really ties the desk together


A quick search for - diabetes smell bread

First result, Scientists have found that dozens of illnesses have a particular smell: Diabetes can make your urine smell like rotten apples, and typhoid turns body odour into the smell of baked bread

It's 2021 and a printf format string in a wireless network's name can break iPhone Wi-Fi


Thank you

Apple did not respond to a request for comment. We haven't heard from anyone there in a while. We hope everyone in the company's uncommunicative communications group is okay.

How many remote controls do you really need? Answer: about a bowl-ful


And the idiocy of where the numeric buttons are, you can't use it one handed*

* I know, I know.

The Epic vs Apple trial is wrapping up, but the battle has just begun


Re: "Apple’s ironclad control of the iOS platform"

But 99% of iDevice users are unaware of the 30% cut Apple take

When and where to see the Super Blood Moon in a total lunar eclipse this week


Re: Oh come *on*...

Hi Jake, nice post, but isn't the standard response - whoosh ?

Beyond video to interactive, personalised content: BBC is experimenting with rebuilding its iPlayer in WebAssembly


Re: Jargon in rubbish out?

Having read you post ChrisC, I think your use of the word developers should be replaced by manglement.


Re: This is all rather confusing

Try the BT Sport App, then complain!

Buffering aplenty.

Best one, it's jumps back for no reason, longest 'repeat' I've experienced was 45 minutes

10.8 million UK homes now have access to gigabit-capable broadband, with much of the legwork done by Virgin Media


Re: Upload?

Ahh, the American Dream

In China, the Smart TV watches you, shares IP address, Wi-Fi SSIDs, viewing habits, and more


Re: Who owns what?

Chinese walls?

Absolutely fab: As TSMC invests $100bn to address chip shortage, where does that leave the rest of the industry?


Re: Formosa

Splitters !!!

Chairman, CEO of Nominet ousted as member rebellion drives .uk registry back to non-commercial roots


That was my first thought also

Redditor thinks they have a solution to Surface Laptop 3's overheating issues: Elastic bands and USB fans


"stolen or lost" - well, that's what you were told !!

Rookie's code couldn't have been so terrible that it made a supermarket spontaneously combust... right?


Re: Typo? Or me being dense?

I can think of one REALLY important imperial measure still in use ! ------------>>>>>

Watt's next for batteries? It'll be more of the same, not longer life, because physics and chemistry are hard


Re: On the subject of EV recharging

I'd prefer 'they' addressed those issues rather than install billions of recharging points.


Re: On the subject of EV recharging

I wish to upvote this a million times, but can't be arsed to create the accounts!

Users complain iOS 14.2 causes some older iPhones to overheat, rapidly lose charge


Re: Either the iOS 14.2 update bricked my IPhone 6s+ or it killed the lightning port &/ battery

Correlation is not necessarily causation (as the saying goes).

It may date back to 1994 but there's no end in sight for the UK's Chief customs system as Brexit rules beckon


Re: Still. The Farage Garage will be open for business on time.

"playing a bait and switch game until after the votes were cast"

Is that not the definition of Politics?

Apple opens pre-orders of iPhone 12 Mini and Pro Max models, the cheapest and most expensive in the lineup


Re: Flying out the door

Two year warranty on electronic goods is law in the UK, not a lot of people know that!

It's 2020 and a rogue ICMPv6 network packet can pwn your Microsoft Windows machine


Re: Preview Pane

Outlook Express all over again!

So, what exactly are you planning to do with this new PC? Windows Insiders face new questions during OOBE


Obviously not worked in a 'corporate' environment.

You get what you're given.

President Trump to slap fresh restrictions on H-1B work visas, refuses to hear public comment on changes


Re: Holy moly

Actions speak louder than words

This is how demon.co.uk ends, not with a bang but a blunder: Randomer swipes decommissioning domain


Re: Namesco didn't discover the mistake, I did months ago

Nice post Andy.

The only issue I see is that you were being technical with tech support (end sarc)

Have one on me------->

iOS 14 suffers app preference amnesia: Rebooting an iThing resets browser, email client defaults back to Safari, Mail


Re: Not just iOS

I've seen this, turned out to be a corrupted preference file.

Resetting permissions on user home folder and subfolders, corrected it.

Not content with distorting actual reality, Facebook now wants to build a digital layer for the world


I'll be wearing my lanyard, with you agree to pay me my appearance fee of £ lots

Works for parking companies !

'We're not claiming to replace humans,' says Google, but we want to be 'close enough' that you can't tell it's a bot talking


Demolition Man - 1993

Greetings and salutations. Welcome to the emergency line of the San Angeles Police Department. If you'd prefer an automated response, press 1 now.

Nominet promises .uk owners it'll listen to feedback on plan to award itself millions... as long as it agrees with it


The Ajit Pai methodology.

Microsoft spills beans on release, pricing for folding fancyphone: Start your Surface Duo engines now


Re: Why would anyone trust Microsoft to supply a phone?

That's not a joke - Android One for the win !!

Irony isn't dead... Facebook sues EU on data privacy grounds for requesting too much personal data


Re: Interesting

No ruling yet, so no win.

MI6 tried to intervene in independent court by stopping judge seeing legal papers – but they said sorry, so it's OK


Re: Sauce, goose gander.

Men's Roller Derby Association (formerly Men's Derby Coalition; est. 2007)

Mitsubishi Research and Design of America

Moldovan Research and Development Association

Meeting Recorder Dialog Act

Mandy Rice-Davies Applies

Mundri Relief and Development Association

Missouri Rental Dealers Association

Mineral Resources Development Act (Tasmania, Australia)

Media Research Directors Association

Maine Rural Development Authority

Military Recommended Dietary Allowance

Multi Resolution Data Access

Maple Road Development Association

Missouri Round Dance Association

Manitoba Riding for the Disabled Association, Inc. (Canada)

Mental Retardation Diagnostic Assessment

Mercy Relief and Development Asia

Ministry Reporting Database Application

Mitsubishi Research and Design America, Inc.

Manager Radiological Dose Assessment

Mission Requirements Definition and Analysis

Mission Requirements and Definition Analysis

Minerals Regulation and Development Act

Multi-Resonant Dipole Antenna

Minimum Recommended Daily Allowance

Capita's bespoke British Army recruiting IT cost military 25k applicants after switch-on


Isn't that a pick any two, but not all three answer?

Twitter admits 130 A-lister accounts compromised to promote Bitcoin scam after 'social engineering' attack


Re: A foolish move

Vinod Khosla

Mozilla unveils $4.99/month subscription-based VPN, says it won't hang onto user logs

Thumb Down

$5 per month, nope, $1 maybe

The Devil's in the details: Church of Satan forced to clarify that no unholy rituals taking place in SoCal forest


Re: Then there was ...

There is no chocolate in Nutella

It's handbags at dawn: America to hit France with 25% tariffs on luxuries over digital tax on US tech titans


Re: They're tariffs

"By what? voting for a moron who sadly doensn't have a clue what year it is, which race hes running for, or even manage to finish a damed sentance? Yes by all hell lets entust the Nukes to that clown.

Not a very nice thing to say about The Donald !!!

Better get Grandpa off Windows 7 because zero-day bug in Zoom allows remote code execution on vintage OS


Re: And the following week...

No, it does not, it tries to trick you into doing so (I will admit).

Cool IT support drones never look at explosions: Time to resolution for misbehaving mouse? Three seconds



Some letters

Apple: We're defending your privacy by nixing 16 browser APIs. Rivals: You mean defending your bottom line


Re: I am not a fan of Apple ..


Features vs compatibility: Google Chrome team promises more 'rigour', but what does that mean?


Re: "This is the real news: that Microsoft and Google are collaborating"

Not one of the computers I've seen that have received the ChEdge update have had the default set to Edge, all have remained as previously set.

(unlike Music and Videos, which Groove and Film & TV regularly like to 'steal')

Google isn't even trying to not be creepy: 'Continuous Match Mode' in Assistant will listen to everything until it's disabled


Re: "It will be down to developers to heed such warnings."

I think even Sheldon would get the sarcasm in that comment !

Windows 10 once more in print condition: Microsoft applies out-of-band fix to Patch Tuesday cock-up


Re: Why do people put with this nonsense?

start menu; instead we got one that was illogical and designed to push apps from Microsoft's app store.

I call it the Adverts Menu

Wow, Microsoft's Windows 10 always runs Edge on startup? What could cause that? So strange, tut-tuts Microsoft


Re: I don't use Edge. Well, not intentionally

Try, right click a PDF, Open With, Choose another program, choose Foxit, tick box for always open.

Hope this helps.

It looks like you want to browse the internet with Chrome. Would you like help? Maybe try Edge? Please?


Suspicious Site Reporter

I'm also annoyed with Chrome 'hiding' parts of the URL (they call it trivial information).

Install the Suspicious Site Reporter extension.

This shows the full URL again.

Couple wrongly arrested over Gatwick Airport drone debacle score £200k payout from cops


"lie, bluster and obfuscate until the problem (i.e. the truth) goes away."

I thought that was the Dominic Cummings modus operandi.

Hey Siri, are you still recording people's conversations despite promising not to do so nine months ago?


Change the activation phrase?

Can I change the activation phrase from 'Hey Siri' to (say) 'Oi, you nosy cow'?

Seems you can't.

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


Re: Citation?

Private Eye, ISTR

Vimeo freezes accounts after malware hunts for logins, coronavirus map app infected with evil code, and more


$Deity Crap !

"Comcast is said to be offering the exposed customers $100m worth of credits."

Is that each or shared?

Nice to see someone actually offering some decent redress ;-)


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