* Posts by NogginTheNog

901 posts • joined 16 Apr 2009

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Universal Credit white elephant needs 'urgent breakthrough' says MP

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WTF?

Re: When did the Register become the mouthpiece of a failed labour party??

Actually I read the piece as (another) indictment of a monstrously crap and wasteful failed/failing government project, not as anything party political. Sadly billion pound fuckups don't really seem to change whatever the colour of the rosette on the door at No. 10.

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Smart meters set to cost Blighty as much as replacing Trident

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Re: Cost Benefit Analysis?

Our last couple of meters have all been outside, so the suppliers' can read them themselves, and the wizard can stay in his cupboard!

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Pint-sized PCIe powerhouse: Intel NUC5i5RYK

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Re: Noise?

There comes a point in ALL IT hardware's life when you just have to accept that it's no longer of any use to you, and you have to let it go.

We've ALL been there, we feel your pain brother...

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ISP Level 3 goes TITSUP after giganto traffic routing blunder

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Aha

Is that why my usual public DNS resolvers (4.2.2.1 - 6) went all pants this morning?? I've been (reluctantly) using 8.8.8.8 since...

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Sysadmins rebel over GUI-free install for Windows Server 2016

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Re: Does anyone actually run Server Core?

Core is great, until it breaks, and then you REALLY miss all those tools you're so used to using to dig in to find out what went wrong. Not everything will run remotely...

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After killing it off with a GUI all those years ago...

...MS have finally re-invented Netware!

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Mozilla piles on China's SSL cert overlord: We don't trust you either

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Re: Verbosity

How sophisticated of you: mocking other people's second language skills.

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And the buggiest OS provider award goes to ... APPLE?

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Re: I don't understand reporting these stats...

If the software is included in a distro then it becomes a problem for the OS it's distributed with if it offers a way to compromise the entire system? The open-source ethos relies heavily on bundling 'third-party' software as it makes more sense than reinventing the wheel (and the bugs!).

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UK Scouts database 'flaws' raise concerns

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FAIL

Re: Data Protection

I expect the software will have the ability to provide full access control to whomever you wish. The failure will have been during the implementation something along the lines of this:

Implementers - "Right, we'll need to create access control groups with suitable granular levels of access and carefully audited membership"

Scouts people - "oh just set up the one group and bung everyone in that, that'll be ok won't it?"

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Ireland: Hey, you. America. Hands off Microsoft's email cloud servers

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Re: God Bless Ireland

Props to Microsoft and their supporters too for standing their ground on this one!

As was mentioned at the end of the article, I don't think Microsoft et al have a choice but to fight this, as the potential effects on their worldwide businesses could be disastrous!

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Dangerous NTP hole ruins your Chrissy lunch

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Coat

about the hottie in the elf hat that you used in the story picture

She looks rather like Linda McCartney to me? No sausage jokes please...

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STAY AWAY: Popular Tor exit relays look raided

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Re: Protecting my current TOR client

Decent spec hardware (Dell, HP, IBM, Fujitsu to name the ones I'm familiar with) have sensors for many hardware events, including case openings. These will be logged in some form of system management log, but if there's a remote management unit installed (eg. DRAC, ILO, IMM) then these can also be configured to fire off alerts via email, SNMP, etc.

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Pitch Black: New BlackBerry Classic is aimed at the old-school

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Re: Who stole my QWERTY

It is baffling why there is no single manufacturer turning out an even half decent QWERTY equipped Android phone.

1. The modern smart phone market seems to be wedded to a screen-size arms race, obsessed with making phones with screens bigger and shinier than everyone elses. Physcial keyboards reduce the possible screen size.

2. Physical keyboards cost money in materials and build costs. Android phone makers have VERY tight margins and probably can barely afford the extra costs, for likely less sales. (see above).

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'Shadow IT' gradually sapping power and budget from CIOs

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FAIL

Re: And they also buy the wrong thing

Finance: "We've bought this NAS to store all our docs on, can you configure it for us?"

Even better:

"What access control are you using for all that sensitive financial information?"

"Access control? What's that? Bill just set up the share so that everyone could use it..."

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Thin plot, great CGI effects

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Two geek director legends

Does anyone else see parallels between Peter Jackson and everyone's other favourite love-hate legendary director George Lucas?

Both are clearly from the geek side of the sofa, both unexpectedly hit the motherload with a fantasy adventure, both then went on to milk the franchise for all it's worth, both have questionable beards..?

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VW's Scirocco diesel: A sheep in Wolfsburg’s clothing

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Coat

Re: Looks like...

...or stood on by the Jolly Green Giant!

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Facebook cosies up to ESET for malware detection

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Happy

Re: The user would then get pointed at the vendors' online scan and cleanup services.

Isn't this exactly the behaviour of each and every one of the fake scan and crap-on-the-carpet 'anti virus' scams out there?

It's easier to 'Like' and 'Share' these ones with your friends.

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Brit smut slingers shafted by UK censors' stiff new stance

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Re: Normality

"Godwin's Law strikes again"

Yup! I realised that about 15 minutes after I posted!

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FAIL

Re: Normality

Islamic State of the United Kingdom (ISUK) established

You do realise that the self-proclaimed "Islamic State" is about as Islamic as Hitler was a Christian, right?

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Sick of the 'criminal' lies about pie? Lobby the government HERE

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Happy

Re: Hilarious maybe

Pies are a strategy for dealing with not having the best meat to serve.

Vegetarianism is a strategy for dealing with not having meat full stop. No gristly cortexes and inedible bits of carcass to worry about.

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Star Wars: Episode VII trailer lands. You call that a lightsaber? THIS is a lightsaber

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Hunk o' junk

The X-Wings were quite cool, the droid worryingly cute, but when the Falcon burst in at 1:01 the adrenaline rushed and I was 10 years old again!

BIIIIIIIIIGG grin!

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A WHOPPING 8 million Windows Server 2003 systems still out there

NogginTheNog
Alert

"A WHOPPING 8 million Windows Server 2003 systems still out there"

Is that all?? I'd have put money on more!

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Blade Runner sequel might actually be good. Harrison Ford is in it

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Sequel?

Ridley's stock is very low around here after the crap that was Prometheus, so I shan't be waiting for this with too high expectations.

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All ABOARD! Furious Facebook bus drivers join Teamsters union

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Facepalm

Re: inequality and entitlement...

Seems to me the best solution is to knock them down to part time. That way they can be home with their families more. Bring in another group to work the afternoon route.

Wouldn't you then need a bus to collect the drivers from the morning route who wanted to go home, and drop off the ones for the afternoon shift? Unless... the same driver gets into the bus to take himself home in, and then drops himself back in the afternoon, and he could then get paid for those six hours working, and bingo!

NOW problem solved! :-)

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Bang! You're dead. Who gets your email, iTunes and Facebook?

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Re: Apple's view

When I buy a dead-tree book I own it.

You own the physical book, but not the copyright on the content within it. You can read it, you can let others read it, but you can't copy it or republish it in any way. You can play a CD for personal use, but you can't copy it for your mates or broadcast it in public.

Since electronic content doesn't really have any physical form then when you think about it the rights you get are actually not that dissimilar to the ones for content on physical media.

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Re: Attach account details to your Will in dead tree format

In a world where passwords need to be updated relatively frequently though, how feasible is this??

A better option might be to use KeePass or similar, and to document the Master Passphrase for that in/with the will.

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Quebec's latest bid to break away from Canada HALTED by a single dot

NogginTheNog

Re: Stop signs at junctions.

"USA:- YIELD"

Isn't that more akin to the UK 'Give Way' sign than a 'STOP'?

The first means "if someone's coming they get priority" whereas the second means "always pause to check if it's clear/safe".

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'Open source just means big companies can steal your code.' O RLY?

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Megaphone

Re: Ahh robot wars

"jeremy clarksons finest work"

If your definition of 'finest' is "least pile of self-important gobshiteness'.

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VXers Shellshocking embedded BusyBox boxen

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Coat

Re: boxen???

Would they be poedoes?

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VINYL is BACK and you can thank Sonos for that

NogginTheNog
Unhappy

In my yoofff

I was an avid vinyl listener and collector. And I had a pretty decent audiophile set up too for a relatively limited budget.

Sadly nowadays my hearing's too buggered to make any real use of it all... I just have to turn it up in the car and sing along!

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Google DoubleClick goes TITSUP. ENJOY your AD-FREE WORLD!

NogginTheNog

Fixed?

I've got (nice) blank spaces on my 'Reg pages at the moment, and it does load lovely and fast!

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The late 2014 Apple Mac Mini: The best (and worst) of both worlds

NogginTheNog
FAIL

"Proper Unix, not Lunix"

Of course it's petty rivalry and "my version is better than yours" that ultimately killed off the many Unixes as mass market contenders. Ironically it took 'not proper' Linux and FOSS to revitalise what was otherwise a dying architectural cul-de-sac.

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Russians hear Tim Cook is gay, pull dead Steve Jobs' enormous erection

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Re: Cheap dig

Tim Cook coming out SHOULDN'T be news: in a perfect world who he loves and sleeps with would be his business and his business alone. But until we're rid of despicable bigotry against people because of such things then it's extremely helpful that famous successful people like Tim do.

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Apple spent just ONE DOLLAR beefing up the latest iPad Air 2

NogginTheNog
FAIL

Slave labour

"Seeing as the iPad sells for just under £400, this would mean Apple is raking in £230 on the sale of every slab."

So actually designing it, manufacturing it, and then shipping it around the world, all come for free then?

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iPad Air 2: Vulture chews on new Apple tablet

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16 or 64 gig

Of course the crucial point is that you have to make these estimates up front, as there's NO WAY to increase the amount of onboard storage afterwards. Major PITA!

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Whisper tracks its users. So we tracked down its LA office. This is what happened next

NogginTheNog
Meh

Whisper?

Never heard of it.

*Sigh* another Internet "must have" passes me by - like Twitter, Pinterest, WhatsApp, and fuck knows - or cares - what else...

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Want a more fuel efficient car? Then redesign it – here's how

NogginTheNog
FAIL

Re: you can barely turn the undriven wheels by hand

"More often than not the latest fad is to have a large diameter, low mass rim paired with a large diameter tire and it doesn't optimize the acceleration"

Not only that, they often look SHITE! They look like cart wheels from a distance, and unless you've got decent brakes worth showing off you're just telling the world your car only needs crappy drums to stop!

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iPad AIR 2 and iPad MINI 3, 5K iMac: World feels different today – and it IS

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Coat

Nobody has installed any software using an optical drive since 2008.

I regularly mount ISOs of CDs and DVDs to install operating systems on VMs: does that count?

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Anti-Facebook Ello: Here's why we're still in beta. SPAMGASM!

NogginTheNog
Joke

Re: Motive? Whodunnit?

Zuckerberg?

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Bono apologises for iTunes album dump

NogginTheNog
Coat

Re: Have to laugh

"What's a lepricorn?"

A unicorn with a nasty disease..?

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Something ate Google's 8.8.8.8 at about eight in Asia's evening

NogginTheNog

4.2.2.1, 4.2.2.2, 4.2.2.3, 4.2.2.4, 4.2.2.5, 4.2.2.6

I've been using a selection of the above as forwarders for my local DNS servers for years. If they ever fail the box will still do lookups the long way using the Root hints servers.

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Pen-testers outline golden rules to make hacks more €xpen$ive

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Re: Hmmm....

Or you could just use another OS that can properly handle constrained delegation...

Seriously?? They're discussing a consistent approach to securing diverse enterprise-wide systems and you bring it down to "my fave OS is better than yours!". Do grow up!

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Chap runs Windows 95 on Android Wear

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Win95 on a 386DX?

Rather you than me sir!

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Fiat 500S: So pleasingly sporty we didn't want to give it back

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Twin-Air.

I had a TA 500 hire car too a couple of years back whilst mine was in the garage. I liked the looks, liked the Stop-Start too, but the little engine just ran out of steam getting up the long hill westbound on the M62 past Brighouse, and there was only me in the car.

I love the idea and the tech behind these little turbo engines, but sometimes there's just no substitute for cubes!

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TalkTalk and Three want to make it easier to switch mobe networks

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Awww

I have to agree they have a point, but I for one will be a bit sad if the process is simplified: I rather enjoy squeezing the current provider when I tell them I'm going elsewhere. It's fun working those retention droids hard - I had one guy from Three calling me 3 days on the run trying to get me to stay once (it worked eventually!).

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Scrapping the Human Rights Act: What about privacy and freedom of expression?

NogginTheNog
Mushroom

Re: Who will rid me of these troublesome fascists?

I'll vote for (almost) anyone who'll pledge to bin that fucking total waste of money called 'nuclear deterrence'!

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WHY did Sunday Mirror stoop to slurping selfies for smut sting?

NogginTheNog
Joke

Re: just wondering if this true

"the Daily Mirror is read by people who think they run the country; The Guardian is read by people who think they ought to run the country; The Times is read by people who actually do run the country; the Daily Mail is read by the wives of the people who run the country; the Financial Times is read by people who own the country; The Morning Star is read by people who think the country ought to be run by another country; and The Daily Telegraph is read by people who think it is."

"And the Sun...?"

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