* Posts by nichomach

703 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009

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CERN staff conduct 'human sacrifice' at supercollider site

nichomach

Re: Its fake?!

They WOULD say that, wouldn't they...

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#Censusfail Australia: Not an attack, data safe, no heads to roll

nichomach
Joke

They should have used...

...Mongo DB, because Mongo DB is Web Scale

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Bees bring down US stealth fighter

nichomach
WTF?

Re: Brrrrr spiders.

Your idea of "cute" indicates an urgent need for an alienist!

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Bleeping Computer countersues Enigma in software review libel row

nichomach
Trollface

You mean you...

...WANT 10 times as much crapware?

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BOFH: Free as in free beer or... Oh. 'Free Upgrade'

nichomach

We use KMs

...with Papercut, and they work fine. Scan to email, SMB, prints follow you around etc. Thoroughly popular system.

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Singapore Airlines 777 catches fire after engine alarm

nichomach

Re: Penny

*covers check engine light with tape* - "There you go - fixed it!"

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Spam King sent down for 30 months

nichomach
Devil

Re: He is not going to be popular in prison

Next to the soap in the shower.

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'Windows 10 nagware: You can't click X. Make a date OR ELSE'

nichomach

I actually wanted to upgrade to 10...

...but the upgrade crapped out, initially leaving my machine unbootable and taking quite a lot of work to put it right. It's still nagging me though.

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A cracked window on the International Space Station? That's not good

nichomach
Trollface

Paging Howard Wolowitz...

"Hey Froot Loops - you're up!"

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You can always rely on the Ancient Ones to cock things up

nichomach

Yes.

Exchange 2003 -2010; Dell PERC H800 started freezing. Very uncomfortable.

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Google AI gains access to 1.2m confidential NHS patient records

nichomach

Well...

...they're not confidential records any more, are they?

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Music's value gap? Follow the money trail back to Google

nichomach
Thumb Up

Re: Value and values

"Those kinds of musicians are often the most interesting" - THIS. One of my favourite albums was and is "Drunk With Passion" by The Golden Palominos , who were largely a studio only project, but able to call on artists like Richard Thompson, Bob Mould and Michael Stipe to fantastic effect, in no small part due to the fact that it was a studio-only deal, and they didn't have to take it on tour. Yes, live performance is great, but if that were the only way to finance making music, albums like that would never be made and we'd all be the poorer for it.

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We bet your firm doesn't stick to half of these 10 top IT admin tips

nichomach

Re: Irredentism

IME, it's frequently the case that if it involves technology or has wires in it, other departments are keen to offload it onto IT.

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SAP backs UK remaining in the EU ahead of vote

nichomach

Yes, it's kind of the Blair Effect - "Look, you're right, yes, but PLEASE don't be on my side anymore..."

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MoJ restarts troubled £250m National Offender management ICT system

nichomach

Re: Oh no ...

State County Municipal Offender Data System... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1aIGqrGqnU

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'iOS 9 ate my mobile broadband plan'

nichomach

Re: O2 in the UK are on the ball

I'm on GiffGaff, so O2-by-stealth, and 4G pops up a lot for me too.

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Laid-off IT workers: You want free on-demand service for what now?

nichomach
Pirate

Altho never thtarting a land war in Athia or going in aagainst a Thithilian when death ith on the line? (Icon for Dread Pirate, obvs.)

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Online pharmacy slapped with £130,000 fine for flogging customer data

nichomach

Re: So

That presumes the ICO would exercise them, which they wouldn't. These are the incompetent lackadaisical fucknuggets that did precisely *nothing* about Phorm, remember.

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Elderly? Disabled? You clearly need a .38" Palm Pistol

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http://www.thefirearmblog.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/fistolove_1_thumb-tfb.jpg

http://media.liveauctiongroup.net/i/17982/17332539_2.jpg

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Doctor Who returns to our screens next week – so, WHO is the worst Time Lord of them all?

nichomach

Had to vote for...

...Colin Baker as the worst, but that's largely story/script-related. McCoy had some good moments, but I concur with the general view regarding Scrappy Doo...sorry...Ace. Awful idea for a character.

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nichomach

Because his incarnation was incorporated into the continuity, but Cushing's performance was always a standalone?

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Manchester skeptics annexed in hostile digital power grab

nichomach

On the face of it

...it sounds as though Meetups procedures are really, really shoddy.

1. It should be perfectly possible to separate payments from organizational control, so someone could renew on behalf of the Group without being handed control over it; and conversely

2. Where a group has organizers, being quicker on the draw with a credit card shouldn't allow the payer to displace them.

3. The "let's notify the whole group that control's up for grabs to anyone quick with a Visa" model of renewal notification sounds utterly nonsensical.

Certainly, on the basis of this report, it's a service that I wouldn't trust.

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Google makes it official: Chrome will freeze Flash ads on sight from Sept 1

nichomach
Trollface

@Tromos Re: Remedial

I'd have replied to that, but the plugin crashed, sooo....

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First pics of flagship Lumias for 18 months released … or maybe not

nichomach

Thurrott's wrong.

Our Lumias are very popular, the *only* complaint being "I can't run <android app> on it, otherwise I'd buy one". Anything that removes that hurdle is going to make WP more popular.

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Ballmer's billion-dollar blunders: When he gambled Microsoft's money and lost

nichomach

Doug 3

As a phone OS, WP is flipping awesome and frankly, any carping about it generally comes from people who've never used it in anger; I've used Symbian, various flavours of Android, Windows Mobile even, and my current Lumia knocks any of 'em (and any fruit-based phone I've seen) into a cocked hat. The *only* flaw is the relative paucity of applications, but anything I want to do, I've found an app for or the functionality is baked in.

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Windows 10 on Mobile under the scope: Flaws, confusion, and going nowhere fast

nichomach

I actually used to use it

My first smartphone was an HTC Touch Dual (still have it somewhere) but honestly, even with a UI makeover from HTC it was nowhere near as usable as a WP device. At the moment I love my Lumia 735 to bits, and I hope that MS *haven't* chucked out everything I like about it in order to turn it into a clone of the Android that I moved away from.

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nichomach

Re: Last chance

Honestly, I really don't get this - for the vast majority of stuff that I want to do, either the functionality's built-in or there *is* an app. Games, I mostly don't care about on my phone, but I'm genuinely curious as toi what you want to do for which support isn't available.

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Loan application data hacked, company responds: Meh, not our customers

nichomach
Trollface

"What that group did is illegal and writing about it would be against the law."

Yeah...that law probably doesn't say what you think it does...

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Adobe: We REALLY are taking Flash security seriously – honest

nichomach
Trollface

I am perfectly prepared...

...to believe that Adobe take Flash's security as seriously as they do its stability.

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V&A Museum shows Guardian's destroyed MacBook as ART

nichomach

Re: What makes art?

http://images.cryhavok.org/d/16306-1/Ceci+N_est+Pas+Une+Lune.png

I have a very bad feeling about this...

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It's the FALKLANDS SYNDROME! Fukushima MELTDOWN to cause '10,000 Chernobyls' in South Atlantic

nichomach
Mushroom

Oh well done - you had to warn the buggers, didn't you?

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Anti-gay Indiana starts backtracking on hated law after tech pressure

nichomach

Re: the ultimate closet

Escort? I see what you did there...

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BOFH: The ONE-NINE uptime solution

nichomach

As I'm putting together quotes for new mail servers...

...I sympathise. A lot.

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Twin Adam Sandlers shake El Reg's movie unwatchablathon team

nichomach
Mushroom

Re: Yes, I have

Nativity 3 - Dude Where's My Donkey. A film designed to immolate the Christmas Spirit and urinate on the charred and defiled corpse. Honestly, probably the second worst movie I've ever seen. Not even "so bad it's enjoyable", just excruciatingly, painfully, woefully ill-judged. Kill with fire.

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BYOD is NOT the Next Biggest Thing™: Bring me Ye Olde Lappetoppe

nichomach

Re: Secure erase....

Agreed, if you're expected to respond *outside business hours or your agreed shift*. If it's just there for when you're out of the office in the course of your normal working day, then no.

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YouTube flushes Flash for future flicks

nichomach
Mushroom

Bloody good thing too.

Flash is the most appallingly crashy piece of crap. Kill it with fire.

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Is it humanly possible to watch Gigli and Battlefield Earth back-to-back?

nichomach

Re: "So bad it's good"

Knowing is truly dreadful - it's like someone took the start of a half-decent thriller and then tacked on the arse-end of a SyFy special (hence chez nichomach we refer to it as the cut-and-shut movie).

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Bloke fighting Facebook in court says ad network claims its users lack 'legal capacity' to sue it

nichomach

Re: Aren't Facebook just arguing...

Well, yes - generally in order to create an obligation between two parties there has to be something of value exchanged by both sides (consideration). FB may be arguing that absent that being provided by its users, they aren't consumers and FB does not have an obligation to them as consumers. Note, I doubt that'll wash, and I don't think it's a good thing (and I don't see why I got downvoted for raising the possibility that this might be their argument, but hey ho), but that may be the logic they're applying.

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nichomach

Aren't Facebook just arguing...

...the logical conclusion of the statement that "if it's free, you're not the customer, you're the product"? The users don't pay to use FB's service, so it's arguable (I guess) that they *aren't* consumers, at least not legally.

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'Windows 9' LEAK: Microsoft's playing catchup with Linux

nichomach

Windows has had multiple desktops for bloody years

Honestly, OK via a free Microsoft supplied add-on (cunningly called "Desktops" - well-hidden, eh?) but it's been there since XP/2003. I would suggest that anyone who *hasn't* found that probably hasn't been looking very hard. Of course there're other options like Virtuawin and so forth, but suggesting that Windows has "just caught up" is just flipping stupid.

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World's only flyable WWII Lancaster bombers meet in Lincs

nichomach

Re: Love that noise

Noise-wise, I don't know whether I'd say I *liked* it as such, but lo these many years ago when I lived in Aberystwyth, I remember being overflown by a couple of (I think Turkish) Starfighters, and I've never heard another aircraft produce anything like the unearthly shriek from them. THAT was a noise which could occasion a swift trouser change....

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Oh girl, you jus' didn't: Level 3 slaps Verizon in Netflix throttle blowup

nichomach

Re: Verizon can STFU & FOAD, Kthxbai.

Well, true, but that's like saying that having your knackers run over a bacon slicer is slightly less painful than running them over a belt sander...

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USB charger is prime suspect in death of Australian woman

nichomach
Stop

There's a difference between

a third party replacement and one which, as in the case of that link, is an actual fake intended to deceive. I use a number of generic MicroUSB chargers without issue.

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BOFH: On the contrary, we LOVE rebranding here at the IT dept

nichomach
Mushroom

Does anyone know where...

...I can get some of those completely safe chairs? No particular reason... *whistles nonchalantly*

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JJ Abrams and Star Wars: I've got a bad feeling about this

nichomach

@Youngdog Re: If not JJ Abrams, then who else?

Upvote, but I always assumed the allegory was supposed to be to the American Civil War, rather than the War of Independence.

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Whaddaya mean, NO REFUND? But I paid in Bitcoins! Oh I see...

nichomach

Re: This isn't hard

And the words "massively volatile" are why I'll happily avoid using it as a currency as long as I have a choice not to.

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US to strengthen privacy rights for Euro bods' personal data transfers

nichomach
Big Brother

"We've already siphoned off...

...most of the stuff we were interested in, so we'll throw you a bone."

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BOFH: On the PFY's Scottish estate, no one can hear you scream...

nichomach
Stop

Hate to point this out...

...but we do a lot of paper recycling in the UK as well; the company I work for built a plant that's currently chewing through 640,000 tonnes p.a. and given that it's in the UK it doesn't get to play fast and loose with truly nasty chemicals.

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NHS England tells MPs: 'The state isn't doing dastardly things with GP medical records'

nichomach

Technically, they're not...

...*doing* nefarious things, since the nefarious things have already been done.

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Just as we said it would: HP clamps down on server fixers

nichomach

Congrats, HP

No more Proliants here. Ever.

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