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* Posts by Howard Hanek

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Windows Update borks elderly printers in typical Patch Tuesday style

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Small Business Users

.....still use dot matrix printers for their economy and reliability. All I can say is .......Linux in some flavor give you both and control over the upgrade path.

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Google says broader right to be forgotten is 'serious assault' on freedom

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Laws

......today are the complete opposite of what their title implies.

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IBM asks remaining staff to take career advice from HR-bot

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History Repeats Itself

In the seventeenth and eighteenth century pirates would entertain themselves watching the captured crew and passengers of their prizes walk the plank and probably 'excess' crew as well when the pickings became slim.

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Brace yourselves, fanboys. Winter is coming. And the iPhone X can't handle the cold

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Climate Change

Apple anticipated more global warming.........

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Re: Oh dear

Nothing that ten years or so of advanced yoga can't correct.

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Subsidy-guzzling Tesla's Model 3 volumes a huge problem – Wall St man

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Electricity always flow toward ground

Pity that electric cars end up consuming more resources isn't it, including tax dollars, newsprint, video time, social media posts and those unproductive hours spent charging and towing.

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Facebook vows to double staff with new cadre of Net Police

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We NEED More GOONS!

The goon squard, found totally inadequate to the task of suppressing opposition were augmented by numbers and larger clubs in order to create a 'safe' environment.

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US voting server in election security probe is mysteriously wiped

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Don't tell Me

.....and there are no back ups? This IS a government server subject to stringent rules is it not?

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Ubuntu 17.10: We're coming GNOME! Plenty that's Artful in Aardvark, with a few Wayland wails

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Desktop Smeshtop

There are soooooo many desktops available to plug in. If you don't LIKE Gnome....change it to just about anything else.

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Microsoft's foray into phones was a bumbling, half-hearted fiasco, and Nadella always knew it

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Casting Doubt ABOUT Previous Doubt

....we must cast doubt on the belief that MS will suddenly abandon Surface because well, they've done THAT before.

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2019: The year that Microsoft quits Surface hardware

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Real Problem

.....is based on MSs very real history of dumping products giving rise to speculation that they will repeat it with the Surface......

"Dorothy ignore that man behind the curtain!"

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Hollywood has savaged enough sci-fi classics – let's hope Dick would dig Blade Runner 2049

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Main Obstacle

The primary obstacle to Hollywood's reruns are ........... Hollywood. If they were architects they'd put vinyl siding on the Houses of Parliament....

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Oath-my-God: THREE! BILLION! Yahoo! accounts! hacked! in! 2013! – not! 'just!' 1bn!

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On sale at the Canton Fair.....

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Microsoft downplays alarm over Windows Defender 'flaw'

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Right

....it's the 'impractical' applicability that gets you everytime.

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Deloitte is a sitting duck: Key systems with RDP open, VPN and proxy 'login details leaked'

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Available Shortly

.....at the Canton Fair in a few days. Wait till the last day of the fair when they'll be discounted down 75%.

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Cisco polishes the axe for more HQ job cuts

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I Made $3,000 Last Week Working At Home

.....right. But Oracle, Cisco or IBM won't be your employer. The boileroom scam artists even now are getting their email lists updated.

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HPE sharpening the axe for 5,000 heads – report

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Meg Whitman

.....I could have sworn I saw Meg Whitman in a neolithic cave painting in France being burned at the stake surrounded by 5,000 or so club wielding, stone throwing people........

No. I'm sure she wasn't running for President.

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Microsoft's AI is so good it steered Renault into bottom of the F1 league

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A Modest Suggestion

The graphic.....it should have been engulfed in flames.

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Downloaded CCleaner lately? Oo, awks... it was stuffed with malware

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CCleanerOuter or Something

So to remove the junk that should have never accumulated in the first place we've opened millions of doors to 21st Century Pirates who don't look at all like Johnny Depp and have absolutely no sense of humor?

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Google to kill Chrome autoplay madness

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Part of Its Social Justice Campaign

.....striking a blow for ATSD sufferers everywhere.......

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'Don't Google Google, Googling Google is wrong', says Google

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Penalty For Curtain Peeking

Is not just death......says Google. Our secrets are so secret that to learn them means being forever blotted out of existence..........or something.

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Apple: Our stores are your 'town square' and a $1,000 iPhone is your 'future'

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The World's 'Town Square'

You mean like the daily circus in Times Square Tim? Well you certainly DO have the spirit of the thing picking everyone's pocket.

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Preferred Booty

Well, we now know what the perferred booty of muggers will be won't we?

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Microsoft Surface laptop: Is this your MacBook Air replacement?

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Mystery Solved

I've noticed a decline in the numbers of obviously insane homeless people. I suspect Microsoft found the perfect use for their talents recruiting them for the Surface product development team.

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Five ways Apple can fix the iPhone, but won't

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I Have To Laugh

Thinking that Apple is going to accomodate their customers and listen to their commons sense requests. I picture the Grand High Poobah reclining on his royal couch attended by dozens of servants while the major domo quietly coughs into his fist and requests a few seconds of the Master of the Universe's attention igniting hysterical laughter. His response? I think I'll raise the price! Yes! Significantly!

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Oracle to shutter most Euro hardware support teams

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Another Step

.....toward an Oracleless future. I will miss their near mystical 'methodology'.

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How alien civilizations deal with climate is a measure of how smart they are. Just sayin'...

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Alternate Title

.for 'Save the Planet'.........'Save My Grant Money'

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Facebook claims a third more users in the US than people who exist

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I Noted A Similarity

....to America's voter rolls...........

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What's your flava? Ooo, tell me what's your flava... of Ubuntu

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That's Nice But......

You can pretty much find a desktop YOU like from among so many offerings

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NYPD head of IT doubles down on Windows smartphone idiocy

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Suspicion

....makes me wonder what the relationship between Microsoft and the Criminal Class of NYC who SEEM to be a possible major beneficiary of Microsoft's 'largesse' really is ??????

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MongoDB quits Solaris, wants to work on an OS people actually use

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Roadmap?

Metaphorically Oracles's roadmap resembles Houston's, perhaps just not as deep.

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Nasty firmware update butchers Samsung smart TVs so bad, they have to be repaired

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Samsung Owners Take Heart

In other news today, "S Korea prosecutors seek arrest warrant for Samsung heir apparent"......

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El Reg gets schooled on why SSDs will NOT kill off the trusty hard drive

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Re: I just replaced the HDD in my laptop with...

I've set up hundreds of laptops over the last couple of years and the best compromise for speed/capacity have been hybrid drives. For the last two years for those people who require considerable amounts of data, like muscians, performers, legal, scientific a 1TB is usually sufficient. Of course the more data the larger the backup and the longer the time required to protect your data.

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British broadband is confusing and speeds are crap, says survey

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Huge Overhead

Think of your packets as hurtle jumpers having to leap over all those eavesdropping, spying, snooping hurtles before they reach you or their finish line. The hurtle makers are working overtime but can't keep up with the demand.

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Microsoft president exits US govt's digital advisory board as tech leaders quit over Trump

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Another Schooling

The media likes to school their audience. Like sharks, barracudas, pirhanas........They're delighted with the 'topics' this season and while not quite satiated are certainly appreciative of all the 'opportunity'. Wonderful creatures who certainly 'love' humanity.

In other news the government announced today they will not be signing a contract for the purchase of Microsoft's 'Surface' anytime in the immediate future. No reason for the decision was given.

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Don't panic, Chicago, but an AWS S3 config blunder exposed 1.8 million voter records

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It's Not As Bad As All That

.....in Chicago many of the names on the voter rolls are long dead and the others likely to be criminal aliases.....

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Google and its terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week in full

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Will All This Help?

......as Google prepares to enter the sex bot business big time.

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Symptoms of Rabies

....has always been culturally offensive. We don't care what color or breed of dog of is even IF it's considered by some to be of a 'diverse' one.

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Old Firefox add-ons get 'dead man walking' call

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The Ghost of Jacob Marley?

......displaying the 'ponderous chain' he forged in life. Rattle it again for us Mozilla. You've convinced me I have to change......my browser.

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Tech billionaire Khosla loses battle over public beach again – and still grants no access

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He Needs an Award

Americans have awards for everything. What about all those miserable SOBs who have demonstrated a notable contempt for lower life forms? George Soros should fund this. It's right up his alley.

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Don't buy Microsoft Surface gear: 25% will break after 2 years, says Consumer Reports

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Imagine

If the creator or evolution made homo sapiens 'unrepairable'? With a life expectancy for 25% of two years?

Remember the Dell capacitor scandal? Deliberately using ones with an only 18 month life?

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Your top five dreadful people the Google manifesto has pulled out of the woodwork

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Google Rewards Effort?

....think of Salome and all the effort that went into her dance just so she could get John the Baptist's head. Today women just demand the head feeling a sense of entitlement. It makes for a very boring story.

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Microsoft's Surface Pro 2017, unhinged: Luxury fondleslab that's good...

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An Unexplained Dichotomy

I look at the Surface Pro and understand it's benefits yet this little voice in the back of my mind whispers 'Nokia, Nokia, Nokia, Nokia, Nokia, Nokia, .......Can anyone explain why that is? I vaguely remember in the dark ages of eons past something called a Windows Phone..........

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Google diversity memo: Web giant repudiates staffer's screed for 'incorrect assumptions about gender'

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Re: Talking about role models

The Queen of Sheba sought out Solomon for his wisdom. But we're told now that the Bible is just a compilation of fairy tales suited for weak minded children. 'Real' women today are born knowing it all because their 'gender' is superior.

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An Engineer's Logic

......expressing the reality of the consequences of years of political correctness upon THE organization. It's almost mathematical in expression isn't it? A=A. Google's 'new' math says that's incorrect. We've suffered unbalanced equations for generations now and I have every confidence that reality will find nature's equilibrium.

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London Mayor slams YouTube over failure to remove 'shocking' violent gang vids

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The Tyrant's Answer To Everything

..not enough censorship. I NEED MORE POWER.

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Microsoft dumps mobility from its Vision

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Windows Mobile

....was never anything more than a crib toy to hang out there to distract the infants wasn't it?

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