* Posts by joshimitsu

99 posts • joined 26 Jun 2008

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Tupperware vehemently denies any link to storage containerisation

joshimitsu

I don't see a problem in defending a registered trademark.

Not having run a large corporation though, I think the first contact should have come from the PR or Press department, before sending flaming arrows via Legal.

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You can’t sit there, my IoT desk tells me

joshimitsu
WTF?

The Refold site is hilarious

So bad it's almost a spoof: "Low level stands are sold separately"... "Spillproof top sold separately"... "Only weighs 6.5kg"... (how will it balance on a micro scooter)?

The height looks way too low - you have to crane your neck down or stoop down, and hold your wrists at the wrong angle to use it.

Oh and the top can be seen bending while the guy is standing on it.

My work from home setup when I don't get kicked out of this chair: http://www.houzz.com/photos/8940076/Berkley-Outdoor-Swinging-Egg-Chair-contemporary-hammocks-and-swing-chairs

is to stand up in front of a 5 tier chest of drawers, just high enough to comfortably type on.

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Forget YouTube – meet ChewTube: Strangers watching millennials eat

joshimitsu

Re: I'm thinking of starting a channel as well.

Live streaming of somebody streaming already exists: where somebody watches a film and their audience watches their reactions. Or they're even reacting to their own videos.

Then there's gogglebox which has made its way to terrestrial tv...

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Inside Electric Mountain: Britain's biggest rechargeable battery

joshimitsu

Re: Great article

There was a bit of a debate regarding this definition - I meant it had the function of a capacitor in terms of smoothing out the balance between supply and demand.

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joshimitsu

Great article

I would say the facility is more like a capacitor than a battery though.

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Those Xbox Fitness vids you 'bought'? Look up the meaning of the word 'rent'

joshimitsu

Re: The race to $0

Wuaki are the worst - you only get access to a film "purchase" for three years. And it's only 720p and stereo sound, but priced the same as other places.

All these services should be calling it lease, not buy.

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'I urge everyone to fight back' – woman wins $10k from Microsoft over Windows 10 misery

joshimitsu

Re: Let the lawsuits begin

They spent hours trying to revert her back to Win7 but failed, because they'd screwed up the PC so badly.

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Fresh hell for TalkTalk customers: TeamView trap unleashed

joshimitsu

Re: Blame the customer

I've had a broadband company put an account default notice on me, after I forced them to close the contract.

I was able to make them cancel the debt collection and remove the note from my credit history as well - their excuse was that one part of the company did not get the update.

But yes, it is a bit of a hassle.

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Mushroom farm PC left in the dark and fed … you know the rest

joshimitsu

Re: Fast Typing is a MUST.

You have to tap dance in rhythm to your typing then.

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Home Office declares: Detained immigrants shall have internet

joshimitsu

Re: Magical thinking

shouldn't they also be able to download forms and information relating to the asylum process and settling in etc. to print out and fill in or read offline - since the terminals will be in high demand?

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Android Pay debuts in UK

joshimitsu

Re: Just activated here in the UK...

I doubt it - I think phone pay takes longer than using a contactless card.

I saw a guy faffing about unlocking his iPhone at the train gates - get thousands of these and you could have some slowdown to throughput.

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Furious customers tear into 123-reg after firm's mass deletion woes

joshimitsu

Maybe it's a hoax

On a much larger scale than what this guy did:

http://meta.serverfault.com/questions/8696/what-to-do-with-the-rm-rf-hoax-question

Original post where he pretends to delete everything:

http://serverfault.com/questions/587102/monday-morning-mistake-sudo-rm-rf-no-preserve-root

Is 123-reg a "you gets what you pays for" company? (i.e. rock-bottom)

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I beg you, please don't back up that secret directory full of photos!

joshimitsu

Re: Unprofessional

If you got a cleaner in your house, is it their job to start sniffing for drugs in the cupboards under the sink, or illegal weapons while they vacuum under the bed?

Or you get a builder to build a summer house at the end of the garden: is he supposed to look out for buried bodies or leave a hidden camera in case you plan to use the place to store kidnap victims?

I think a technician should stick to the system and program files or whatever their anti-malware programs find, and stay out of drives marked "PERSONAL".

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Big-screen Skype gets small farewell note

joshimitsu

Re: Ahead of the Curve

Same here - my Samsung is a midrange unit from 2009 and the only thing I miss out on is maybe LED backlighting. I can keep it up to date by added £50 Roku/Android boxes, which works out cheaper than the £100 or so premium they were asking for smart features.

I've used smart TVs and found the interface to be laggy and fiddly for basic things like switching between Sky, game console and streaming box.

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Solus: A welcome ground-up break from the Linux herd

joshimitsu

Re: "One thing that's less clear, is who Solus is really for."

the directory system still confuses me even after a few years of lightweight experience of it. Seems like binaries, libraries, logs, and config files are scattered around at random sometimes.

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'Boss, I've got a bug fix: Nuke the whole thing from orbit, rewrite it all'

joshimitsu

I hate Americanization (sic)

Writing extensions for ERP software - it's American so it has data object fields "CostCenter".

Most other extensions also use the spelling "CostCenter" except the one I worked on this week... Two days later I found out I was trying to call "CostCenter" when I should have been looking for "CostCentre".

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Triple-murderer prisoner keeps mobile phone in his butt for a week

joshimitsu

He'd have to take care not to butt-dial anyone,

lest he be proven guilty.

This topic has proved to be a hilarious cause of poo-chat around the office.

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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

joshimitsu
Thumb Up

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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