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Sysadmins: Your best tale of woe wins a PRIZE

John70
Joke

Didn't they out-source the bag to India?

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Tesco exec brands UltraViolet 'too complicated' for Brits

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Every little helps

I wouldn't use Tesco's for anything other than buying food and that's if I'm near one.

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Natwest, RBS: When will bank glitch be fixed? Probably not today

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Out-sourcing is bad

"The problem is that IT systems have become vastly more complex. Delivering an e-banking service could be reliant on 20 different IT systems. If even a small change is made to one of these systems, it can cause major problems for the whole banking service, which could be what's happened at NatWest. Finding the root cause of the problem is probably something NatWest is struggling with because of the complexity of the IT systems in any bank."

This is why out-sourcing IT is bad. You fire the permanent staff who knew all the quirks of the system and would have pinpointed the problem in no time at all.

And now the decision to fire IT staff has come back to bite them in the arse.

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Facebook shells out $10m for using users faces in adverts

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How Many??

Facebook has settled a suit that could have seen it compensating 150 billion people in the United "States."

150 billion people? Facbook making people up now to improve their shares?

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Scots council: 9-yr-old lunch blogger was causing 'distress and harm'

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Re: No photos in the canteen

@Captain Scarlet:

"She should start drawing it, it would probably make the food more appealing."

In one blog she did draw it because she forgot to bring her camera.

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All of Europe's data in US servers? We're OK with that - EC bod

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5 million what??

"Richards reckons cloud computing has the potential to deliver €700bn (£564bn) of economic benefit in the five biggest European economies and generate five million new jobs in the five largest member states."

Generate 5 million new jobs??

How can moving your data to the cloud generate 5 million new jobs?

It's more like move the data to the cloud then off source the jobs to India.

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UK websites: No one bothers with cookie law, why should we?

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Cookie Law

So the browser will be bogged down with loads of confirmation cookies from all EU web sites you visit.

And when you clear your cookies, you start all over again.

Who ever though up this law wants slapping round the head with a wet kipper. They have no clue.

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Facebook tests parental-guidance tools in plan to pull in under-13s

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Under 13's

My nephew is 10, he uses it as well as his class mates.

Like the story says so much for the age-verification process during sign up.

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Advertisers slam Microsoft over 'Do not track' decision

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Re: Right

"At best they will change the name (no we are not tracking you... we are following you, totally different)."

Both methods can be summed up in one word: Stalking.

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I need to multitask, but Windows 8's Metro won't let me

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Re: Why are we going backwards?

Windows 8 will have classic Windows Desktop as well as Windows 8 Metro.

You will still be able to use normal Windows applications in Desktop mode.

Windows 8 Desktop no longer has Aero so its all grey. Search for the complaints about Visual Studio 11 and how grey that is.

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Metro Apps

When you have a Metro App in the foreground, your previously opened Metro Apps go into sleep mode.

If your system requires more memory, sleeping Metro Apps are terminated without warning to release memory.

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Facebook needs Opera - to rescue it from dependence on Apple

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Wait until it's integrated into FaceBook

Your wall will now be showing "[ac] is viewing pr0n.xxx. Click here to see what [ac] is viewing."

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Virgin Media wipes out websites with routing blackhole

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Outage?

Never noticed a thing...

My Virgin Media connection has been working fine.

Was it only certain areas that were affected?

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SpaceX does what it HASN'T done before: Dragon in close ISS flyby

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Re: Patent lawyers... IN SPAAACE!

We could leave them there to burn up in re-entry

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Sunshine nudges asteroid into odd orbit

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Re: I'm surprised you didn't know...

While applying the Francis pressure on the grape, does it make a "Oooo!" sound?

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Virgin Media mauls UK.gov for pumping millions into BT

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Cables

Has Virgin Media laid "any" cables?

Isn't everything they own were aquired with mergers and take overs of Telewest and NTL?

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EMC pushes out FORTY-TWO products at megalaunch

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42

Is this EMC's answer to Life, the Universe and everything?

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Eugene Kaspersky frustrated by Apple’s iOS AV ban

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Kaspersky

We don't have enough court room drama in the tech industry. Kaspersky should just sue Apple for not allowing them to infest iOS.

They would have done if Microsoft said the same thing about Windows.

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SpaceX Dragon, first private ship to the ISS, launched successfully

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ATV & Dragon

Wouldn't SpaceX be better licencing the automatic docking technology that's in the ATV for the Dragon capsule instead of the manual procedure the IIS crew need to do?

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Ouch! Facebook slumps below IPO value on day 2

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Just looked...

Just looked and facebook is at: $ 33.4454 -4.7864 -12.52%

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Diablo III

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I got my Diablo III for "free". I signed up to the Annual Pass for World of Warcraft. My reason for it was since I'll be playing Mists of Pandaria when it comes out might as well have a free game.

Like others said Launch Day was a shambles until Blizzard employees woke up and a message appeared on the US forums about 10:30am PST (about 18:30 BST) about the login problem. I noticed it was working about 21:30 BST. So nearly 24 hours in Europe with the problem.

Mind you when has anything on launch day goes smoothly for online/mmo games?

We'll probably have the same thing again with Mists of Pandaria.

However now that I can play the game, I'm having fun with my Witch Doctor, firey bats AoE and rune enabled blowdarts firing 3 at a time. Only level 10 at the moment.

and killed the Skeleton King.

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Compare The Market can't touch web filth extension - simples

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: I look forward to seeing comparethemarket.xxx's mascot

I see what you did there...

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Google+ dying on its arse – shock new poll

John70

Google+

Rebrand it to Android+, Social Networking on your Phone.

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Fastest-ever hydrocarb scramjet hits Mach 8, doesn't explode

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Re: Makes you think though...

"There are already several ways of delivering WMDs that are already deployed. Rockets (ICBMs), Bombers, Cruise Missiles. What need is there for a new delivery system?"

Orbital Weapons Platform.

Nuke them from orbit. Only way to be sure.

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Russian upstart claims BitTorrent-killer

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Re: oooh

Was at the cinema at the weekend with a few mates.

The ticket cost £7.80. The prices seem to go up faster than petrol prices.

So for 4 of us total ticket price was £31.20. Then there's the extras (drinks, food, etc).

It's cheaper to wait for the DVD to come out then buy it, and get in pizza and beer.

Once you've done with it sell it on ebay and get some money back.

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Finally, it’s the year of Linux on the desktop IPv6!

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Storing IPs

I wonder how many systems will fall over when they start recording IPv6.

Old systems that have varchar(15)/char(15) in the database to store 255.255.255.255 will end up truncating FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF:FFFF

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Canada failing to sufficiently protect IP rights – US report

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Damn it...

All I can hear now is the South Park song "Blame Canada"...

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GCSE, A-level science exams ARE dumbed down - watchdog

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Re: Exams

And I think you mean "overhauled".

Yep... just failed English :(

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Exams

Its about time the examination boards were overalled and stop them from creating easier exam papers to make their life easier for marking.

Also get rid of the this A* bollocks and return to A, A-, B+, B, B-, etc

Nothing should be greater than A.

</old age rant>

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Hanging's too good for 'em - so what do you suggest?

John70
Mushroom

Death Race

Pit them against each other in a high-octane motor race. Win 5 races and they can win their freedom.

Plus cars with frikkin' lasers....

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Home Office 'technologically clueless' on web super-snoop law

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Pint

Re: Simple matter of education.

You sir, have a pint.

That is a very good example.

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Zuckerberg blew $1bn on Instagram 'without telling Facebook board'

John70

A future tag line?

It's my company, Bitch!

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Google fined for stalling Street View cars' Wi-Fi slurp probe

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Quote of the Week

“Although a world leader in digital search capability, Google took the position that searching its employees’ e-mail ‘would be a time-consuming and burdensome task’,” the commission reportedly said.

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Apple pushes patents for 3D avatar authoring

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Prior Art

With all this prior art over avatars, no doubt the brainless fuckwits at the USPTO will grant Apple the patent.

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Republicans shoot down proposed ban on Facebook login boss-snoop

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Few Questions

1. What if you don't have a FaceBook account? Will you still be in the running or will the Employer just "file" your application?

2. Can the prospective employee sue the company for not giving them a job because they didn't hand over their FaceBook account details?

3. Does the company have a policy of telling users not give out their passwords?

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Braben sticks knife into secondhand games market

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Games

Well if games designers wrote games that will bring you back for more instead of curning out out rubbish that is over within a few hours, then they would get more sales.

So Braben... When are you going to create a new version of Elite?

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Eddie Murphy heading for worst movie ever glory

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Basically...

... what you're all saying is that Hollywood just produces crap these days.

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UK kids' art project is 'biggest copyright blag ever' – photographer

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Prince Charles

"We were also curious about an issue parents raised. The pupils appear to receive nothing from the commercial exploitation of their original work, while the charity receives 20 per cent. "So where does the other 80 per cent go?" asks Leighton"

Did anyone ask Prince Charles where the other 80% is going to?

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China aims its most powerful rocket ever AT THE MOON

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Made in China

Everything else is made in China, so why not space travel...

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Top Gun 2: It's happening - and the choice of star is stirring controversy

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El Reg version

As I was reading the El Reg version of Top Gun 2, I was imagining the fight with the F-35 and X-47B.

You've got a Hollywood Blockbuster there.

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Anonymous web weapon backfires with hidden banking Trojan

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Mushroom

Anonymous vs ZeuS

I wonder if Anonymous will go after the creators of ZeuS

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Space: 1999 returning to TV?

John70

The Moon

Hope they put in a good explanation on how the moon is able to travel from planet to planet.

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Five ways Microsoft can rescue Windows Phone

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What's in a name?

Maybe Microsoft would have better success by dropping the name Windows from Windows Phone 7.

When people see the name Windows they think bloat, viruses, etc.

May be call it Metro OS and the handset mPhone. Wonder if Apple will get upset with that.

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US Senator: 'Retest airport scanner safety'

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Superpowers

It's priority access to the perv scanners.

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Teen net addicts pee in bottles to stay glued to WoW

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Pee Breaks

They must be in ultra-hardcore guilds.

We have scheduled pee breaks for our raids.

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Is Microsoft brewing a Win8, WinPho code merge?

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Win8

I'm surprised this wasn't already happening, Windows 8 and Phone 8 both using Metro interface both based on WinRT core.

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TV writer quells rumours of Doctor Who movie

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Who Movie

Lets hope the movie is not written by those that do the TV version.

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James Bond savages the Kardashians

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Cardassians

I've heard of the name Kardashian being branded about but didn't know the story.

Everytime I heard the name I keep thinking of Cardassians.

Thanks Rob for telling us the story.

Now we know Kim made a porn tape, got onto the internet and now their mother is pimping them out for "reality" T.V.

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Politicians call for Modern Warfare 3 censure

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MW3

Are these MPs complaining because some 8yo is killing them on multiplayer and making it like they "care" about our young?

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El Reg premieres PARIS: The Motion Picture

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Time Flies

Has it been a year already?

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