* Posts by joshimitsu

82 posts • joined 26 Jun 2008

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This gun says you ain’t leaving until my PC is fixed

joshimitsu

Re: Bully the bully

weren't your weapons more like stage props: lightweight construction, no sharp or pointy bits?

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Police Scotland will have direct access to disabled parking badge database

joshimitsu

Yes -

There is a need to renew them, every year I think.

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How to help a user who can't find the Start button or the keyboard?

joshimitsu

Do organisations not use 360 feedback for support services?

Stupid calls would get closed down as category "user error". Then you have a metric for amount of time wasted and unprofessional behaviour affecting efficiency.

Compare it to say, not parking within the lines in the company car park - the FM can complain and get people to stop doing it. Or leaving litter and expecting the cleaners to sort it out. This type of misuse would be out of order, so the same should apply to IT.

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joshimitsu

Re: Some people....

His query was “could not get the payment orders to work”.

If he wasn't clear how to get it to work he would have asked something like "how do I make the payments".

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joshimitsu

Almost sounds like an urban legend.

The punchline would have been "delete any references you have to this help line, you're not in the right frame of mind to use it"

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Plusnet ignores GCHQ, spits out plaintext passwords to customers

joshimitsu

EE have been doing the same thing.

On completion of setup they email your account password to you in plain text.

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TalkTalk: Data was 'secure', erm, we beat rivals on price. Um, scratch that...

joshimitsu

Re: Cancelling Virgin

If you had to call the call centre enough times to get fed up with their poor language skills, the service can't be that good....

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joshimitsu

Re: Bottom of the barrel and still going down

Weren't they already at the bottom end of the market?

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Trident test-shot startles West Coast Americans

joshimitsu

Don't worry dear

It's only a nuclear missile!

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New Nexus 5X, 6P smarties: Google draws a line in the sand

joshimitsu

It was launched around the same time as the 5s, actually.

But I agree - the specs are more than enough, unless you are installing start clogging it up with crapps like water jug monitors (my brain doesn't work because I don't drink enough water) or fridge controllers (I ordered 500g of just caught salmon now I need to adjust the thermostat down by 0,1 degrees)

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Brown kid with Arab name arrested for bringing home-made clock to school

joshimitsu

Re: Long long ago, in a waist-measurement far away...

even that was in the days of IRA threats (in London at least)

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TXT message leaves Corvette wrecked

joshimitsu

Insurance black boxen

This really puts me off accepting telematics "black box" insurance deals.

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Introducing the Asus VivoMini UN42 – a pint-sized PC, literally

joshimitsu

Re: Footprint

Most of that will be the update and rollback files which are easily cleaned up.

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Want to download free AV software? Don't have a Muslim name

joshimitsu

Username sharing gets around this

Like on Bugmenot

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Buffoon in 999 call: 'Cat ate my bacon and I want to press charges'

joshimitsu

Re: Seeking Contestants To Join In The Fun!

to encourage an Internet naming and shaming fest, along with all the cyberbullying that goes with it. Since The Internet At Large can manage it for something so random as wearing the wrong type of outfit to an event, or misplaced accusation and resultant cyberpitchfork wielding prosecution of a crime.

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Megaphone

Re: Too polite

it's a Very British Response to a ridiculous request.

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Unlock and start General Motors cars with a $100 box of tricks – hacker

joshimitsu
Coat

Re: seriously, we take your security

That would be "hysterical" list.

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joshimitsu
Devil

Re: How many bloody times?

Comes in useful for 8-12 seat private hire minibuses, also camper vans etc. But still. This only needs to be a hotspot with maybe access to the ICE. Really dumb to have the car's control systems accessible over the Internet.

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The Register's resident space boffin: All you need to know about the Pluto mission

joshimitsu

Then they would have called it "Karen" instead.

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Oh, shoppin’ HELL: I’m in the supermarket of the DAMNED

joshimitsu

Re: Online buying is sometimes not much better...

You can browse, but you have to log in to start adding to a basket.

Since you need to designate a store to fulfill the order and the system needs to check that the store has stock of the items, ready for someone to pick and pack your items.

- Disclaimer: I visit local small businesses or Express stores for ad hoc purchases, and me and the little 'uns make a trip of it to drive to a superstore for big shops, because it works out cheaper.

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Want to go green like Apple, but don't have billions in the bank?

joshimitsu

What about heat reuse

Can't the heat be used power a small steam turbine generator instead of venting it all out?

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joshimitsu

With some exceptions

We get some power from tidal: powered by lunar gravity, and some geothermal: powered by Earth's hot core.

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Virgin Media spanked by ad watchdog over 'in your neighbourhood' fibs

joshimitsu

I send their crap back into the system

Whenever I get an anonymous letter with the stamp "Delivered By Royal Mail" I drop it in the nearest post box. Maybe if the whole nation were at it we'd waste enough of the sender's money that they stop that approach.

Similar tactics are used with estate agents who keep asking if I want to sell my house.

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Japan's unwanted IT workers dumped in 'forcing-out rooms'

joshimitsu

i was in a go-nowhere room for a while.

Used the time to do pet projects, self learning, and ultimately prepare and deploy a CV with new achievements to embellish it.

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Console accessories

joshimitsu
Meh

Lugging around a computer system in a case?

That's very 80's.

Nowt wrong with a gaming laptop / tablet for gaming on the go when a handheld / smartphone isn't enough

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Russian probe engines crap out on way to Mars

joshimitsu
Meh

It grunted its last

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Production electric motorcycle breaks 100 mile range

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Perfect for a commuter with a garage

6 hours charge time, or buy the fast charger packs to speed it up to 1.8 hours.

My CG125 costs about £5 a week on petrol, this should be about £0.20 a week on electricity.

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NASA tells Voyager 2 to save its strength

joshimitsu
Boffin

with that kind of ping response

No chance of hosting a Crysis tournament.

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Japan develops powered armour suit for nuke workers

joshimitsu
Terminator

first to mention

both the robo lifter in Aliens and Cyberdyne System in Terminator 2.

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RIM is now worth less than its assets

joshimitsu
Headmaster

Dear AC 11:58

Nice try, but you still need to sit down and "listen" to a spelling "lesson".

You only get off the hook if you dictated your post using Siri.

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Kids! You get back in front of that Xbox right now

joshimitsu

maybe for strategy games

I doubt there's much creativity required to complete an on-the-rails FPS.

Something like Monkey Island thought, requires such out of the box thinking I just thought "wtf" on reading the strategy guide lol

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Crime-fighting Seattle superhero unmasked, fired

joshimitsu

if he really wants to fight crime

don't they have a volunteer police / community patrol scheme there?

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Dixons knocks £200 off laptops before Xmas...

joshimitsu
Devil

might as well be really smart about it

and restrict the voucher to new laptops and desktops only

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Record flight is step toward HYPERSONIC SPACE AIRSHIP

joshimitsu
Stop

Big use of helium

Aren't we running out of the stuff?

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Job-seeking university bods panic over incriminating online info

joshimitsu
FAIL

privacy settings

gotta check em more often than your wall.

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Larry Ellison takes a bath on San Fran mansion

joshimitsu

yes I was imagining a 22k gold tub with diamond set facets and a special version of the Top Gear V8 blender to power the whirlpool

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Asian countries dominate global spam deluge

joshimitsu

Sounds about right

I get more spam from Pakistan than anywhere else. Even when I opt out, they opt me back in.

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Sony Tablet S

joshimitsu
Go

Would be great if it could double up as a game controller for the PS3.

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Linehan turns IT Crowd off but NOT on again

joshimitsu

End it on a high

The last series did have some great moments (my favourite was Moss giving evidence in court)

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MC Hammer getting into search business

joshimitsu

dressed down?

i.e. no hammerpants

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Man 'drinks 2 pizzas' before skidding off road

joshimitsu

I too overcomplified how I saw it -

and assumed he had no teeth and had blended his pizza into a superthick soup

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Ten... Freeview HD recorders

joshimitsu

Decisions?

There's only 3-4 FreeSat HD recorders on the market, and Humax haven't released a new once since 2009

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iPhone 4S pay-monthly tariffs compared

joshimitsu
Boffin

invest 10 minutes sticking it all in a spreadsheet

it's easier to compare the TCO across 2 years comparing the different tariffs, contract lengths and companies.

I'm getting o2 simplicity because I get a discount on o2 broadband which is nearly as good as Be.

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Apple cofounder Steve Jobs is dead at 56

joshimitsu

It's not easy trying to survive cancer

respect to him for fighting on and staying on at work - I would have retired on the first medical leave.

Anyone seen the film "Pirates of Silicon Valley"? It was a funny look at the early days of Microsoft and Apple.

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Ancient auto: still running, up for sale

joshimitsu
Stop

it'll probably crash when you try to download Battlefield 3 off it.

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Painters wrap Forth Bridge job after 121 years

joshimitsu
Alert

Endless Loop

Like keeping a games PC up to date.

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Sweden rolls out invisible infrared tank

joshimitsu
Childcatcher

so if if is covered in adjustable temperature panels...

they would be called hexels?

Or...

Heat Emission Repressive/Productive Evasion System.

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Teen tags disintegrating comet

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"work experience win!"

lol, too right. Good highlight to stick on her CV if she's headed for a scientific career.

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UK will obey barmy Euro unisex-insurance rules from 2013

joshimitsu

Reverse Equality

So they'll just bump up the female driver's premiums to match the men, plus another 10% for good measure.

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