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* Posts by Albert Waltien

19 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007

Adobe spanked for insecure Reader app

Albert Waltien
Grenade

@Psymon

And on top of all that (o, so true!), Creative Suite 3 in an enterprise environment dumps massive config files in the user's profile so he has instantly exceeded his allowed profile storage space and he can't even log off unless he can figure out what happened (not half likely) and deletes the rubbish.

Maybe we need a dog-droppings icon??

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German politicians leak election info on Twitter

Albert Waltien
Stop

Heaven forgive us Yanks...

for what we have done to the Queen's English. There was no Profumogate back in the day!

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Love on the buses: The S-100 and me

Albert Waltien

Ahh, the memories...

of tying down the data bus.Radio Shack made an "Expansion Interface" for the old TRS-80 Model I but they neglected to do that - caused no end of grief for their users. Micromint made an expansion box based on a Steve Ciarcia design featured in Byte magazine.Among other improvements over the RS version was terminating resistors on the data lines. As an aside to the (relative) newbies, this box allowed you to up the user RAM to 48KB and attach floppy drives - made it into a real computer <G>.

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Did the width move for you, darling?

Albert Waltien
Thumb Up

Praise the Lord

Love the fixed width. I have to work off-site once a week at a wide-screen monitor. Ever try to read a page where the line-o'-type is half a yard long? Sheesh!!

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Satnav turtle locates cannabis stash

Albert Waltien
Alien

Tortoise vs Turtle

Ogden Nash wrote some words to accompany Sainte-Saens "Carnival of the Animals" which included this:

Come, crown my brow with leaves of myrtle;

I know the tortoise is a turtle!

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Northrop scoops DARPA mindreader-helmet threat visor cash

Albert Waltien
Happy

Hmmm

"...brought to you by DARPA, the famed Pentagon wingnut hothouse." If memory serves, didn't they have something to do with the data network that we're all using to read this mind-numbing claptrap?

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BBC continues to milk great tits

Albert Waltien
Coat

Here (at last) is the IT angle

A different species but a similar name...I always called the pointing device on IBM and a few other laptops a titmouse.

Mine's the one with straw in the pockets.

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Oldham murders owl with whalesong

Albert Waltien
Stop

Maybe they think they're in...

_New_ham.

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Bolluxed router configuration? Click here for help

Albert Waltien

On the western shore of the great water...

here in the U. S. of A. we sometimes use the expression "all bolluxed up" to mean "all messed up" or (heavens!) "all f****d up" without having a clue as to what "bollocks" means. Only the handful of Shakespeare readers are aware of the anatomical implications of the word. Ignorant lot, we Yanks!

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Raytheon to deliver 'paging system' for submarines

Albert Waltien

Whale song or porpoise talk?

Back in the 1960s our US destroyers had underwater telephones. Not only could we talk ship-to-ship but we could talk to the porpoises. Trust me, the porpoises were much more fun and sometimes seemed to make more sense. Wooop, weeep, werrrp. I'll get me macintosh (we ARE underwater after all).

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Kim Jong Il: dictator, gnome, and now 'internet expert'

Albert Waltien

Mac???

And I thought it was Liberace's piano, complete with candelabrum.

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Hitachi goes global with vein recognition biometric

Albert Waltien

Shades of Monty Python

"Recognition by the way someone walks (their gait)..."

No doubt a project of the Ministry of Silly Walks.

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US service personnel at risk of ID theft

Albert Waltien

A modest proposal

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/07/19/ebay_enigma_machine/

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Beavis and Butthead in London jihad

Albert Waltien

Even sillier...

there probably would not have been a fireball from burst cylinders. Commercial propane cylinders have pressure-relief valves which would have opened before the internal pressure was high enough to burst the cylinder(s). More likely there would have been a jet of burning propane and maybe a flying jet-propelled cylinder but, sorry, no booma-booma.

The whole affair reminds one of the non-existant liquid explosives, fear of which has resulted in the banning of hair pomade and baby formula from carry-on baggage in airliners.

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Pfizer worker data leaked via P2P

Albert Waltien

It's always a people problem

How does a spouse have access to a company laptop? Either the company's IT twits failed to secure it, or the employee told his/her spouse how to access it. Sheesh!

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Surveillance state can't monitor itself, says US

Albert Waltien

A prayer from New York

From Bushies and ghoulies and things that go bump in the night, Lord God protect us!

I think I know how it must have felt to be a German during Hitler's early days in power!

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Biofuels are the 'next environmental danger'

Albert Waltien

Tortilla riots

Isn't there already unrest in Mexico over the rising price of corn, a result of Dubya's Ethanol-From-Corn initiative? It's a real comfort, George, to knw we can run our Suburban Assault Vehicles on the backs of our neighbors to the south.

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Musteline menace tests Sheffield steel

Albert Waltien

Or...you could install Red Hat...

http://www.strangehorizons.com/2004/20040405/badger.shtml

Also, railroad crews "walking the train" have had their run-ins:

slchub wrote (http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=36498&start=15):

I always carry a flare or two with me as well for the occasional animal you may come up to as well. Badgers are notorious for standing their ground and a few guys have had to run up the side of a car and wait for the little guy to go away. Good idea about making some noise. Be sure to take your ear plugs out once you get past the engines so you can hear whats going on around you when you walk especially for rattlers hanging around the tracks.

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Albert Waltien

Or...you could install Red Hat...

http://www.strangehorizons.com/2004/20040405/badger.shtml

Also, railroad crews "walking the train" have had their run-ins:

slchub wrote (http://www.railroad.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=36498&start=15):

I always carry a flare or two with me as well for the occasional animal you may come up to as well. Badgers are notorious for standing their ground and a few guys have had to run up the side of a car and wait for the little guy to go away. Good idea about making some noise. Be sure to take your ear plugs out once you get past the engines so you can hear whats going on around you when you walk especially for rattlers hanging around the tracks.

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