* Posts by Daniel Hall

112 posts • joined 11 Jan 2008

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Catastrophic 123-reg VPS cockup deletes Ross County FC website

Daniel Hall
Alert

And where was...

Their local backup of the website?

Surely it would have been quicker knowing the issue is quite large, to re-point the domain and setup hosting elsewhere?

Propagation only takes 10mins to 24 hours from experience working at Fasthosts.

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Would you let cops give your phone a textalyzer scan after a road crash?

Daniel Hall
FAIL

erm..

"What's odd is the cops could just ask the telcos if someone's phone was in use at a particular time. What else could they be looking for? ®"

What if they are using handsfree or talking to the phones assistant (siri, cortana etc)

Is using a handsfree device also illegal? Perhaps next, listening to the radio will become illegal, since if you were really enjoying a talk show or a song, you might get distracted.

Of course, we'll then have to stop pretty ladies walking down the road with short skirts, because... well you get the idea..

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Which keys should I press to enable the CockUp feature?

Daniel Hall

Re: I've been april fooled

You really have missed the point.

Its not that they dont know how to use the computers, thats what we're here for.

But when they've used said computers for "years of training and leaning" you would think they would know

- where the start button is

- what internet explorer/chrome are

- how to right click

...etc

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Daniel Hall
FAIL

Re: I've been april fooled

hahahaha

One of the calls I get regularily.

From doctors and people that are meant to save your life!

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Huawei's P9 flagship: There's a lot to Leica

Daniel Hall
Flame

Why?

"....Earlier P series models were priced £150-£200 (US$212-$282) below Samsung and Sony flagships. You got less for your money, but paid a lot less.

The P9 will be priced at €599 (US$683) for (3GB/32GB and the P9 Plus at €749 (US$854)"....

Why do you first show GBP and USD then literally in the next sentence show EUR and USD?

I know we can go and convert it ourselves, but, isnt that your job?

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X-ray scanners, CCTV cams, hefty machinery ... let's play: VNC Roulette!

Daniel Hall

Well....

I tried connecting to 20 hosts on that website and not a single one would connect. So I call BS

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PBX phone system hacking nets crooks $50 million over four years

Daniel Hall

MAkes me question how secure "FreePBX" actually is....

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Stephen Hawking reckons he's cracked the black hole paradox

Daniel Hall
Paris Hilton

Re: A Prize to the first person who googles "soft hair"

I see no issues...

I was expecting something much worse than adverts and links to shampoo and blonde models waving their hair.

https://www.google.com/search?q=soft+hair&oq=soft+hair&aqs=chrome..69i57&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8

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Windows 10 makes big gains at home, lags at work

Daniel Hall
FAIL

Chart?

Quote "See how Windows 7 peaks for five days, then dips? "

Actually, no, I cannot.

Because the X axis has no label!

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Daniel Hall
Flame

sooo...

"Our monthly look at desktop operating system market share has turned up something interesting: Windows 10 looks to be a hit at home but a laggard at work."

I'm surely not the only one here thats thinking "No Sh*t Sherlock"

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Microsoft offers pay-as-you-go data SIM for Windows 10 devices

Daniel Hall
Stop

Meh

"Project Fi, which offers [voice and data connectivity at $20 per month], [plus $10/GB for data]."????

Why must journalists write articles in this way, its like you are trying to confuse us for your own gain.

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Dutch govt says no to backdoors, slides $540k into OpenSSL without breaking eye contact

Daniel Hall
Coat

Poker face

I'm not bad at poker but I know now that the dutch are very good at holding a poker face because I cant tell if this is a bluff or not.

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Dust off those White Space devices: New rules finalised by Ofcom

Daniel Hall
FAIL

But

....This story was published in 2016 by the reg, so surey its actually:

"New UK regulations come into force at the end of 2016"

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YouTube puts T-Mobile US on naughty list for throttling all vids to 480p

Daniel Hall
Trollface

Re: Wiretapping? Interference in electronic communications?

"...If the latter then copyright infringement."

I must assume you are one of these pro-"sue anyone for anything" bods, probably American?

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Daniel Hall
Trollface

Ghetto

......the same issue over services they is said to be readying.

ye blud, is it cos i is....

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EE tops Ofcom’s naughty list, generates most fixed line broadband complaints

Daniel Hall
Meh

Where is the link to the report?

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'Dear Daddy...' Max Zuckerberg’s Letter back to her Father

Daniel Hall

Re: Perhaps, just perhaps...

Why the hell do people continue to bring children into poverty?

Oh yey, we've got no water, electricity, internet, heating - LETS HAVE A CHILD!

The best thing the 3rd world can do is as jezza would say "Put something on the end of it!" How about we fund THAT instead and then we can stop seeing these horrible ads on TV of starving children whilst I'm trying to eat my tea!

Downvote all you want, you know I'm right!

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Sued for using HTTPS: Big brands told to cough up in crypto patent fight

Daniel Hall
Stop

Here is a suggestion to America

Stop it with your way of suing everyone every time there is an opportunity.

This crypto encrypting technology should NOT be owned by ANYONE - It works to secure the people of the internet. How can you sue a company for that?

In America you sue and get sued REGARDLESS of the outcome to any other parties, even if it means potentially RUINING another company because you lack the common sense needed to stop this turd like behaviour!

You all need your bloody heads looking at!

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Sneaky Microsoft renamed its data slurper before sticking it back in Windows 10

Daniel Hall

Re: FTFY

/thanks for the career advise.

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Daniel Hall

Tinfoil hats

I would make a fortune from you lot if I just sold tinfoil hats.

You're all over this with extremely little proof or anything solid to back up your concerns.

And whats more, is that the data the OS collects is because it requires it for services to work as has been stated my many others and not just in this forum.

If you dont like it then stop using it. Move onto something else, just stop flippin moaning.

You're like a bunch of CHRILDREN that are whining their poor arses off.

What would you do if your car started reporting back to its manufacturer its location every 5 minutes?

You would go mad!

BUT... What if it did this for a new service to send you an ambulance if it noticed you had been in a crash (detected by g sensors) but it had to go through your car manufacturer and not direct to the emergency service to ensure it wasnt being spoofed or for verification of the alert before wasting the ambulances time.

Think outside the box a bit more, there is such a thing as outside away from your pit.

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Eclipse staggers to feet, gets smacked by second DDoS

Daniel Hall

(Stands up)

Stuff it, If I get questioned, ill just say I raised the issue with the Reg to let everyone know why they might not be able to access the net!

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Daniel Hall

Worldwide

We've been monitoring the DDoS attacks all over the world via http://www.digitalattackmap.com/#anim=1&color=0&country=ALL&list=0&time=16759&view=map and there was at one point 118gbps coming into the UK identified as DDoS from the Korea/Thialand areas

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Video still causing mobile data traffic to shoot through the roof

Daniel Hall

Facebook

Did they account for video's watched on Facebook?

Im not sure how it works, but could the videos watched on Facebook only be seen as web traffic since its through only facebooks servers?

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One-armed bandit steals four hours of engineer's busy day

Daniel Hall
Trollface

Re: Trivial

Why do I STILL see and hear "techies" saying they've turned something on then off again.

I really hope you turned that router back on before you left!

Just to remind everyone, you turn it OFF and THEN you turn it ON......got it?

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Facebook conjures up a trap for the unwary: scanning your camera for your friends

Daniel Hall
Mushroom

ERROR

Error

Title does not represent content

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Here's the little-known legal loophole that permitted mass surveillance in the UK

Daniel Hall
Flame

Re: What the what?

but....

what the hell is 21 shillings.

Why dont you just say, it would have cost £xxx amount on todays prices or based on inflation or something more reader friendly.

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'I posted winning race ticket in Facebook selfie ... and someone stole it!'

Daniel Hall

Re: When did we start using US$ here?

Im in danger of having more downvotes than upvotes from this, boo bloody hoo.

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Daniel Hall
Thumb Down

Re: When did we start using US$ here?

I mentioned this last week and just got a load of downvotes!

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DDoS, botnet, and fiber cut fail to stop Twitchers crowd-installing Linux

Daniel Hall
Mushroom

ffs

What the fuck is fiber?

Is that like fibre for yanks?

Oh wait sorry, I forgot this is now a US tech news site.

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Hi, um, hello, US tech giants. Mind, um, mind adding backdoors to that crypto? – UK govt

Daniel Hall

um

About

09 F9 11 02 9D 74 E3 5B D8 41 56 C5 63 56 88 C0 is a block of code written in hexadecimal that has been discovered to be a way to decrypt HD-DVDs, allowing people to modify and alter the content stored on the DVD.

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Is the world ready for a bare-metal OS/2 rebirth?

Daniel Hall

I miss my 2x voodoo 2 1000's in SLI just so I could get 1024x768 display.

Those were the days, ahh carmageddon

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Music lovers move to block Phil Collins' rebirth

Daniel Hall

Re: I can feel it coming in the air tonight, oh Lord

Best of luck getting the drum/tom sound out of your head ha

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Chinese fire up world's 'most powerful' drone brain

Daniel Hall
Unhappy

What I am getting at is this.

This is a UK based tech site and this is a story for for a Chinese drone, we have only been given one price, in US dollars.

My question, why?

Why do I read a UK site if I have to go off and convert the price to a UK amount?

I might as well go back to the uk-not-so-uk tomshardware.co.uk or whatever.

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Daniel Hall
FAIL

Dont*

Oh the irony of my own post.... oops

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Daniel Hall
WTF?

$499?????

Done you mean £409?????

Has this site become another casualty sold off to some shitty US firm?

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Skype founders planning non-drone robodelivery fleet. Repeat, not drones

Daniel Hall

I will give it max 3 days fro the launch before we hear:

*It fell over trying to go up/down a bad curb.

*It was stolen and taken apart, Johnny 5 no DISASSEMBLE!

*It was run over.

*IT ran out of power navigating a busy town and has been put "somewhere safe" by Joe public. In the mean time, these Skype bods, spend a week looking for it, to find its been put in the local corner shop for safe keeping.

*It gets ravaged by an angry dog.

etc etc

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European Parliament rejects amendments to net neut rules, waves through law

Daniel Hall
Childcatcher

Re: Very confusing article

Which is typical of journalism today.

I half expect the body to not remotely have anything to do with the headline on most occasions.

The world wide web is dieing of a horrible dirty disease called "Journalism"

Dont confuse this with "the internet" we learned in school the difference between the 2.

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TalkTalk CEO admits security fail, says hacker emailed ransom demand

Daniel Hall
Flame

http://help2.talktalk.co.uk/oct22incident

http://help2.talktalk.co.uk/oct22incident

Waiiiit for it......

""We'd like to reassure customers that we take the security of your data very seriously. We constantly review and update our systems to make sure they're as secure as possible"

lolz

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Caption this: WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

Daniel Hall

God Damnit James! This new selfie machine is incredible!

God Damnit James! This new selfie machine is incredible!

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Want to slash your phone bill? Go to jail. Go directly to jail

Daniel Hall
Coat

And this has exactly what to do with going to prison in the UK?

And a 15 minute call across your own country for $1.65 isnt exactly cheap compared to todays services is it, if you live in the UK...

Some of these reg articles are utter crap or not relatable to us UK netizens

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Millions of people forget to cancel Apple Music subscription

Daniel Hall

Re: Satisfied Customer

Just want to give you a heads up that those 50 upvotes were from 40+ year old men who love nothing more than getting in their BMW, putting their shades on and putting that overplayed crowded house CD on full volume.

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Ireland moves to scrap 1 and 2 cent coins

Daniel Hall

Re: A prime number?

It is also a happy number, cant be too bad being prime and happy..

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How long does it take an NHS doctor to turn on a computer?

Daniel Hall

Re: I still can't get my head round this one

Thank you! literally what happened to me!

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Daniel Hall

Re: 90 minutes had elapsed

If only you knew how many time i reiterated to the EU that there must be a PC tower, I got them to try and follow both cables from the back of the monitor, that they were still sure was the PC.

It was really bad, as if I was talking to a person that had never used, nor seen a computer in their life.

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Daniel Hall
Thumb Up

Thanks el reg

Didnt actually think that would make it to print, nice :-)

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Ofcom chief warns that carrier aggregation may be bad for consumers

Daniel Hall

I bet....

.....DLM loves you!

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WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

Daniel Hall

James and Brian testing the new VDA (Virtual David Attenborough) equipment surprised by full screen ads.

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Google literally dangles its new dongle in front of gasping TV audiences

Daniel Hall

Re: hmnn

But would it hurt them to include a cheap 0.5 metre HDMI lead?

Surely in bulk they cant cost any more than 50p a go to the google gods?

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Daniel Hall
FAIL

hmnn

I hope your HDMI slots are really strong because that thing looks like your port will be facing the ground a bit after not so long...

Before anyone says anything, I used to work in a TV repair centre and as such, know exactly how delicate those ports are!

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