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* Posts by Howard Hanek

645 posts • joined 25 Apr 2009

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Click your heels, um, mouse thrice and you've quickly got Ubuntu on Hyper-V in Win 10 Pro

Howard Hanek
Linux

Sorry Microsft

I'm running more and more Ubuntu 18 with windows vm's than the other way around. Much more.

Build your house on solid rock or sand? Microsoft says our sand is very 'pure' and rock, well it's 'common'.

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Microsoft: You don't want to use Edge? Are you sure? Really sure?

Howard Hanek
Linux

Of Course

The software no one uses is always more secure.

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Microsoft tells volume customers they can stay on Windows 7... for a bit longer... for a fee

Howard Hanek
Childcatcher

The Wonderful Future Microsoft Has Planned

.....doesn't include efficient, stable, workable solutions for all applications for all users so much as a 12 month subscription for everything and anything and the abuses all monopolies bring.

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Cracking the passwords of some WPA2 Wi-Fi networks just got easier

Howard Hanek
Happy

Quick Fix

Use a MAC table of your devices and that will block all others. A little work but worth it.

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Windows 10 Insiders see double as new builds hit the deck – with promises to end Update Rage

Howard Hanek
Happy

Wonderful, Wonderful

....but I always rely on a recent backup being ready to 'correct' their 'many' mistakes......

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You're indestructible, always believe in 'cause you are Go! Microsoft reinvents netbook with US$399 ‘Surface Go’

Howard Hanek
Happy

Inventory

What are they going to do with the warehouses full of their old fondleslabs going back to the original?

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The butterfly defect: MacBook keys wrecked by single grain of sand

Howard Hanek
Headmaster

Apple's Reply

It's not a defect. We deliberately designed the keyboard to prevent MacBooks from falling into the hands of terrorists......

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IBM memo to staff: Our CEO Ginni is visiting so please 'act normally!'

Howard Hanek
Childcatcher

Be Prepared

All staff members who have medical conditions that prevent genuflection please have written proof available upon request.......

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Buttonless and port-free: Expect the next iPhone to be as smooth as a baby's bum

Howard Hanek
Happy

Improve On Nature

Um, ah.......Apples have stems. Its difficult to grow one without it. Its where it gets its power from.

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Why the 'feudal' tech monopolies run rings around competition watchdogs

Howard Hanek

Re: Not 'Feudal'

Submission is 'not' fealty. Submission is slavery.

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Howard Hanek
Childcatcher

Not 'Feudal'

Feudalism can not exist without 'fealty'. From the highest to the lowest their bond was one of shared fealty.

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Norwegian tourist board says it can't a-fjord the bad publicity from 'Land of Chlamydia' posters

Howard Hanek
Happy

Norwegian History

At the turn of the Twentieth Century Norway as a country was dying. So many people were emigrating that the country was almost depopulated. What a lost opportunity. If it weren't for their oil they'd be among the least important, poorest countries in Europe. They'd be back to using reindeer as their primary motive power.

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'No, we are not rewriting Office in JavaScript' and other Microsoft tales

Howard Hanek
Childcatcher

Failure UP

In years to come scientists will discover the cause behind of the Great Meteor that impacted Redmond in 2018 linking Microsoft's defiance of several natural laws as the 'attractor' that guided the gigantic missile to it's target.

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Microsoft says Windows 10 April update is fit for business rollout

Howard Hanek
Happy

Our 'Fitness' Experts Have Given Their Approval

.....I take no solace in this having met some of their 'Fitness Experts' who have spent their entire careers unraveling massive bowls of spaghetti......

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Keep your hands on the f*cking wheel! New Tesla update like being taught to drive by your dad

Howard Hanek
Happy

Market Solution

Insurance premiums WILL solve the 'dilema' of what to 'do' about self driving cars.

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New York State is trying to ban 'deepfakes' and Hollywood isn't happy

Howard Hanek
Childcatcher

Unicorn Extinction

.....another Unicorn extinction event.

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Microsoft will ‘lose developers for a generation’ if it stuffs up GitHub, says future CEO

Howard Hanek
Childcatcher

Future Conference Check-Ins

"Please have ALL your licenses in order BEFORE you step up to the registration desk....."

Anyone without a valid Windows 10 Product ID will NOT be permitted to attend.

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Lack of governance on new police tech leaves 'worrying vacuum' – Brit biometrics commish

Howard Hanek
Happy

Possibilities

Think of ALL the possible applications for the phrase 'worrying vacuum' ! My first thought being Parliament.......

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Nadella tells worried GitHub devs: Judge us by our actions

Howard Hanek
Coat

Ghengis Kahn to the Chinese Once Said...

....you know.....about judging and actions.....and stuff.

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Microsoft commits: We're buying GitHub for $7.5 beeeeeeellion

Howard Hanek
Happy

Another Glorious Chapter

In the epic Microsoft Develflop series........

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Uber 'does not exist any more' says Turkish president

Howard Hanek
Happy

Non-Persons

Governments declaring people or businesses no longer exist makes me wonder how long before THEY don't 'exist'.

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'Incomprehensible failure' – Canada's $1bn Phoenix payroll IT fiasco torched by auditors

Howard Hanek

Vizzini here! Have some iocane powder! It'll solve all those enigmatic problems.........

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IBM's Watson Health wing left looking poorly after 'massive' layoffs

Howard Hanek
Unhappy

An Observation

IBM seems to have mimicked the life cycle of the incandescent light bulb and the LED it now is but a shadow of it's former self. Everything it touches dies a slow death.

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Is your smart device a bit thick? It's about to get a lot worse

Howard Hanek
Happy

Control

Would it be wise to permit the ever escalating level of control our technology has achieved? All these articles are but the tip of the iceberg we should be navigating around. Not aiming straight for.

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Welcome to Ubuntu 18.04: Make yourself at GNOME. Cup of data-slurping dispute, anyone?

Howard Hanek
Happy

Opt Out

I installed 18.04 but did 'opt out' but mostly from the acquired habit of never agreeing to any data sharing scheme from anyone after all the violations of trust that it won't be used against me.

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As Tesla hits speed bump after speed bump, Elon Musk loses his mind in anti-media rant

Howard Hanek
Happy

Speed Bumps?

Six feet high while you're going a 100 perhaps - speed bumps. The Model 3 was seen approaching Mars.

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About to install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update? You might want to wait a little bit longer

Howard Hanek
Happy

Windows Replacement

I've been running more and more Linux boxes as Windows replacements. I've spent the last couple of years refining the images, making them as useful and efficient as possible and creating the tutorials and help files for users who never saw a Linux box in their lives. The systems do everything they have to do very well and they ARE more stable and user friendly than Windows. I'm ready, but the users aren't and even with all that, the migration will be complicated......by the users.

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Microsoft returns to Valley of Death? Cheap Surface threatens the hardware show

Howard Hanek
Windows

Re: It doesn't much matter

"I honestly don’t understand the Windows hate."

Slaves ALWAYS eventually hate their masters.

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Pointless US Congress net neutrality vote will take place tomorrow!

Howard Hanek
Windows

Free! Free! We're ALL FFFRRREEEEEE!

Of course the Democrats want to make the Net 'neutral' just like they've made gender 'neutral' and it will work out the same way........screwing everyone and everything equally.

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Apple MacBook butterfly keyboards 'defective', 'prone to fail' – lawsuit

Howard Hanek
Happy

How Apple Creates 'Opportunities'

Their hardware products are NEVER defective , their software never insecure, buggy or unstable. All the 'fixes' become part of the marketing plan to create that 'need' that only 'Apple' can meet. I doubt if many if any of the Macbook users will migrate to another platform over a keyboard issue that should never have occurred given the experience and resources of Apple. THERE's the real reason why Apple has become so lax. They think they can never lose......especially their customers once they hook them. I call it expensive junk production for people convinced the label is all that's important.

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Chap charged with fraud after mail for UPS global HQ floods Chicago flat

Howard Hanek
Happy

The Mint

I can see directing the mail from the Mint but UPS?

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IBM bans all removable storage, for all staff, everywhere

Howard Hanek
Happy

IBM

A suggestion. Look under all the prayer rugs that will suddenly appear.

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Howard Hanek
Happy

Oh Dear

IBM'll have to VERY careful with the rectal exams but on the upside it will attract that 'diverse' kind of personnel they're always after.

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Microsoft programming chief to devs: Tell us where Windows hurt you

Howard Hanek
Happy

Mommy Is 'Concerned'

Mommy to Johnny and Jane...."I'm sorry I backed up over you both with the car.....tell me where it hurts".

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Windows app makers told to think different – you're Microsoft 365 developers, now

Howard Hanek
Linux

Microsoft Developers

Microsoft's business management in general reminds me of the game Chutes and Ladders we all played as young children.

Developers? I see more Chutes than Ladders. More than the average for Microsoft's Chute heavy organization.

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Howard Hanek

Re: "We want to do things because they're the right thing to do, not just because we can"

Right. They must 'know' what's 'right' first don't they or do they just assume anything 'they' do is 'right'?

Right. Always right. It must be a comfort.......for as long as it lasts. I remember conversations with Cobol people so many years ago and how 'systems' could never be on anything other than a mainframe. They were 'right' right?

IBM does a better job of claiming to be always 'right' than Microsoft. They've indoctrinated their people better.

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Adobe, 'hyper personalisation' and your privacy

Howard Hanek
Happy

One Word Response

Hyperbole

.....and it's usually caused by a total disconnect with reality........

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MacBook Pro petition begs Apple for total recall of krap keyboards

Howard Hanek
Meh

Re: Useless Apple

....the chimpanzes they use to test have a much lighter touch I guess.

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Howard Hanek
Happy

Thanks

....I was seriously thinking about replacing my two older MacBooks.

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Cambridge Analytica dismantled for good? Nope: It just changed its name to Emerdata

Howard Hanek

Clarification

How do you spell that? EnemaData? For the fast flow of information they provide?

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Press F to pay respects to the Windows 10 April Update casualties

Howard Hanek
Pint

My Microsoft Upgrade Song

It puts me in the 'proper' frame of mind and introduces a note of whimsy that the unexpected 'changes' engenders.

"On Top Of Spaghetti".

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What the @#$%&!? Microsoft bans nudity, swearing in Skype, emails, Office 365 docs

Howard Hanek
Childcatcher

The Operative Adjective Is Censor

'Cloud Computing' has become 'Censored Cloud Computing'.........comrades.

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Fleeing Facebook app users realise what they agreed to in apps years ago – total slurpage

Howard Hanek
Childcatcher

Oh dear? You mean there's MORE than one kind of serial rapist?

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Zucker for history: What I learnt about Facebook 600 years ago

Howard Hanek
Childcatcher

Technology as the Promoter of Gibberish.

It took skill and effort to produce a 15th Century book unlike a Zuckerberg creating Facebook.

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Five things you need to know about Microsoft's looming Windows 10 Spring Creators Update

Howard Hanek
Childcatcher

Bill Gates as Noah

...and he imagines God has ordered him to build Windows to carry everything to safety ......or something. Since he originally designed his 'ark' the superstructure has grown exponentially while the hull has long since lost the ability to sustain it as demonstrated by the many capsizing the 'design' has experienced.

Giant bowls of spaghetti make for poor foundations.

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Windows 10 to force you to use Edge, even if it isn't default browser

Howard Hanek
Childcatcher

Deny History? Again?

That EU ruling that prohibited MS from selling an OS with a browser that could NOT be removed without breaking the system is no longer in force?

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IBM thinks Notes and Domino can rise again

Howard Hanek
Linux

Been Watching Too Many Nazi Zombie Movies?

Strap that thing to a gurney and get it up on the roof. I hear a violent thunderstorm coming.

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London Mayor calls for social networks and sharing economy to stop harming society

Howard Hanek
Mushroom

Meaning What?

That they should only be used to call the faithful to prayer three times a day?

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Microsoft says 'majority' of Windows 10 use will be 'streamlined S mode'

Howard Hanek
Childcatcher

Having a Recent Backup Ready to Hand

The updates break Windows 10 more often than not......

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Woe Canada: Rather than rise from the ashes, IBM-built C$1bn Phoenix payroll system is going down in flames

Howard Hanek
Childcatcher

It's An Old Story

.....I think Cyrus the Great conquered the Assyrian Empire after his Persians got the contract to 'modernize' the payroll system.

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