Windows 9 is going to be better !!!!!

Quote “In short, it needs to be everything that Windows 8 is not” 

"Microsoft is hoping that history repeats. Similar to how Windows 7 rose from the ashes of coolly received Windows Vista, Threshold is expected to help the company atone for Windows 8. “To distance itself from the Windows 8 debacle, Microsoft is currently planning to drop the Windows 8 name and brand this next release as Windows 9,” said Thurrott while allowing for the possibility that plans could change.

Also from HERE

Twelve years after its launch, almost a third of the desktops in the world are thought to still run Windows XP. Following the spectacular failure of Windows Vista, Microsoft has found it hard to convince businesses to abandon the trusted operating system in favour of the company’s more acceptable Windows 7 and somewhat experimental Windows 8.”

From HERE

Microsoft seem to be unable to produce two consecutive good operating systems. It has to follow each success by an absolute dog.  No wonder Android is going great guns.

STEAMPUNK
This harks back to early airliners with the pilot out in the elements and the passengers all snug. Love that undercarriage, no excess weight there, and that row  of Helium balloonettes for lift. Incidentally there are calls to stop the use of Helium in Birthday Balloons as it a very finite resource vital for the making of computer chips and once it has gone it has GONE. Then they won’t be wasting chips in mobile phones and other trivia.
Whey Hey—-  Back to computers with Thermionic Valves Master Li
From HERE

STEAMPUNK

This harks back to early airliners with the pilot out in the elements and the passengers all snug. Love that undercarriage, no excess weight there, and that row  of Helium balloonettes for lift. Incidentally there are calls to stop the use of Helium in Birthday Balloons as it a very finite resource vital for the making of computer chips and once it has gone it has GONE. Then they won’t be wasting chips in mobile phones and other trivia.

Whey Hey—-  Back to computers with Thermionic Valves Master Li

From HERE

Valves glowing with heat

SkyJack
It is a good job the Taliban are uneducated technophobes. A blogger has devised a method of taking over drones  with a Raspberry Pi. Just think of all the Drone pilots in Washington gazing at blank screens and wondering where those Pakistani’s have gone.
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"Today Amazon announced they’re planning to use unmanned drones to deliver some packages to customers within five years. Cool! How fun would it be to take over drones, carrying Amazon packages…or take over any other drones, and make them my little zombie drones. Awesome.
Using a Parrot AR.Drone 2, a Raspberry Pi, a USB battery, an Alfa AWUS036H wireless transmitter, aircrack-ng, node-ar-drone, node.js, and my SkyJack software, I developed a drone that flies around, seeks the wireless signal of any other drone in the area, forcefully disconnects the wireless connection of the true owner of the target drone, then authenticates with the target drone pretending to be its owner, then feeds commands to it and all other possessed zombie drones at my will.
SkyJack also works when grounded as well, no drone is necessary on your end for it to work. You can simply run it from your own Linux machine/Raspberry Pi/laptop/etc and jack drones straight out of the sky.”
From HERE

SkyJack

It is a good job the Taliban are uneducated technophobes. A blogger has devised a method of taking over drones  with a Raspberry Pi. Just think of all the Drone pilots in Washington gazing at blank screens and wondering where those Pakistani’s have gone.

Quote :—-

"Today Amazon announced they’re planning to use unmanned drones to deliver some packages to customers within five years. Cool! How fun would it be to take over drones, carrying Amazon packages…or take over any other drones, and make them my little zombie drones. Awesome.

Using a Parrot AR.Drone 2, a Raspberry Pi, a USB battery, an Alfa AWUS036H wireless transmitter, aircrack-ng, node-ar-drone, node.js, and my SkyJack software, I developed a drone that flies around, seeks the wireless signal of any other drone in the area, forcefully disconnects the wireless connection of the true owner of the target drone, then authenticates with the target drone pretending to be its owner, then feeds commands to it and all other possessed zombie drones at my will.

SkyJack also works when grounded as well, no drone is necessary on your end for it to work. You can simply run it from your own Linux machine/Raspberry Pi/laptop/etc and jack drones straight out of the sky.”

From HERE

Hope yet for we Dinosaurs who cling to the old ways we know best, and we are 30% of the computers in the world.

"Microsoft has a vested interest in making people move away from Windows XP, but even with support ending it doesn’t mean that your computer has to be insecure. Read our guide on keeping Windows XP secure to find out what you can do both now and when support ends to protect against internet threats."

"Crucially, neither Kaspersky or Avast! have announced any plans to stop supporting their products under Windows XP. While XP has such a large market share (around 30 per cent of the desktop market, at the last count), it seems unlikely that either company will stop supporting it in the near future, either."

From HERE & HERE

HP Is Advertising The Benefits Of… Windows 7?

Quote “Windows 7, released in 2009, was built upon the success of Windows XP (and the failure of Windows Vista), offering solid performance without too many new features.

Meanwhile Windows 8, launched in 2012, is a more thorough reinvention of the OS, introducing a colourful tile interface to replace the Start menu and a number of elements designed for a touchscreen – that are useless on the majority of PCs in use today.

According to IDC, overall PC sales were down ten percent last year, and traditional vendors such as Dell and Lenovo are desperately trying to keep this part of the business alive.

Even Microsoft recently changed its tune, urging customers to install any version of Windows, as long as it’s not XP.

It is estimated that a third of all desktops in the world still run Windows XP, which was launched back in 2001. Microsoft recently announced it will continue providing basic security updates for the operating system until July 2015, but these are unlikely to stop serious attacks.”

Question is how long will Microsoft support Windows 7, it is 5 years old now ??

From HERE

ROYSTON VASEY RECIPROCATING ENGINEERS
Having heard of the wonders of 3D printing, Master Li and I were able to see it in action at the Keighley M.R.C. open day. The bit that amazed  me, as an retired engineer, was that the machine was built of laser cut plywood and drives were worked by nylon fishing line.

ROYSTON VASEY RECIPROCATING ENGINEERS

Having heard of the wonders of 3D printing, Master Li and I were able to see it in action at the Keighley M.R.C. open day. The bit that amazed  me, as an retired engineer, was that the machine was built of laser cut plywood and drives were worked by nylon fishing line.

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austpicious:

I did it!

I finally found the right time and headspace to embark upon replacing my battery and hard drive. Armed with some clear online instructions that I viewed on my iPad, and a comprehensive toolkit, the job was done with precision and very little drama. I want to thank the egg carton for holding all those teensy screws I removed, and I want to bless whoever invented magnetic screwdriver fittings so that I could put all those teensy screws back where they belonged.

The new (and bigger) hard drive is now loaded with all my cherished stuff and will be soon finding a new home with my daughter who is desperate for a MacBook and is delighted to be getting a ‘Mum-refurbished’ Pro for her 30th birthday.

I shall very soon be treating myself to the latest MacBookPro with retina 

CLOGGY:- Well Done Jen. I am always amazed myself when my computer works after I have done some mod to it.

mizred

mizred:

Aja by Steely Dan (by vzqk502)

I just accidentally knocked over a glass of wine right smack dab into the middle of my laptop - I am still puzzled as to exactly how that happened since the glass was of the stemless variety. I’m usually so careful about such things around my computer - hence the chic stemless wine glass - anyway pandemonium ensued as I went into overdrive cleaning it up. Strangely enough everything seems to be working much better now. My laptop is running like a dream, it’s more relaxed, more vivacious and it thinks I’m incredibly good looking which is exactly how I feel after a glass of red wine.

Cloggy:— Must try this on my laptop which thinks I’m an ugly old coot.