* Posts by Danny 14

2945 posts • joined 15 Jun 2009

Star Trek Beyond: An unwatchable steaming pile of tribble dung

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Re: Thanks

A reviewer watching for free with beer, nibbles, nice seats and strippers would probably sway the score.

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An anniversary to remember: The world's only air-to-air nuke was fired on 19 July, 1957

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Better than sitting in the dark when all the green wind turbines stop turning when the wind stops.

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Drone bloke cuffed after gizmo stops firemen tackling forest inferno

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Re: Save the Drone.

how many "son your tea is ready" has cause you to crash though?

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Re: Dead man's curve

the spiritual successor the SR71 was also an aircraft flown at the limits. When going full tilt not only did the engines need constant monitoring and adjustments to keep the sonic boom ahead of the nacelles, not only that, the engine was at its MOST efficient when going M3.2 - the thing just wanted to go fast.

The outside temperature of the aircraft skin was in excess of 300C stressing the joints and welds (the fuselage was loose on purpose due to expansion) and the cockpit glass was pure quartz welded directly to the fuselage. The tyres were aluminium compound due the heavy fast landings needed and the whole thing leaked fuel constantly on the ground. A miracle of engineering at the time. State of the art astro navigation (same as ICBMs) and was so picky it needed to be washed in pure distilled water to avoid corrosion.

I had a serious hard on for the SR71 as a kid. Magnificent aircraft.

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Re: Sounds like nonsense to me

No edit button today. Oh and as a glider pilot you will also appreciate the thermal turbulence that a helicopter pilot will be dealing with whilst flying slowly over an active fire. Dodging drones will not be something they will want to do.

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Re: Sounds like nonsense to me

@aberglas. I too held a private pilots license (about 10 years ago mind) and you as well as i know the action to take on final approach if there are obstructions such as large birds or drones.

Now imagine you are lined up to drop a load over a specific area flying very low at specific speeds to cover an area. If you go around and the drone is still there waht do you do? Can you safely land with the payload? Do you drop in a siboptimal location?

Drone pilots are putting the lives of these pilots at risk and wasting valuable time.

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Boffins unveil 500TB/in2 disk. Yeah, it's made of chlorine. -196˚C, why?

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Re: Cleaners will need to be well educated

You'll need a canary in the server room.

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Florida U boffins think they've defeated all ransomware

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Re: Rate detection

The problem is when the rogue pc goes encrypting network files that is has access to. More to restore from backup in those cases.

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Cycling paramedics in epic rush to save patient who ate stale sandwich

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Re: Swiss Mountain Patrol

did you get your d and b mixed up? That brings up a whole different set of "swiss army"

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we had a similar thing. Wife had an asthma attack, blue inhaler wasn't working. Phoned 999 as I'd been drinking so couldn't drive (she hadn't). Ambulance had nebulizer so after 30 mins she wasn't doing too bad, but they took her to hospital anyway. They had supposed to do the handover at hospital but she sat (walking patient) in the corridor waiting. Eventually after an hour she was sternly told that it wasn't an AnE thing and didn't accept an ambulance brought her. The £500 thing would be a fecking disaster.

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Re: A stale sandwich?

Noone mentioned what sort of sandwich. Was it a mayo sandwich? Had it been in the fridge or on the floor? Did they have cold pizza with it? Cold kebab? Details man! Call yourself a journalist?

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Re: Excellent job folks

looks like it will be hard to do a backie so its on the handlebars.

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Galaxy S7 Active can't swim, claims site. But it can, vendor retorts

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Re: It all comes down to who you believe

or third party reviewers who suddently don't get anymore review products if they tell the whole truth.

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Re: Got a dead Samsung Galaxy A1 here...

why on earth isn't wireless charging included on ip68 equipment?

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Re: Metric converstion

I know right? if you cant dunk a phone in a yard of ale for the time it takes steak and chips, garlic bread and some sticky toffee pudding order to arrive then it fails IP68 surely.

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White hat banned for revealing vulns in news sites used by London councillors

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Re: RE: My eyes!!

tell me more about this freeserve. Are they better than AOL?

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Re: Surprise surprise

Good job they didn't call the police. Good luck trying to convince a clueless-about-tech UK magistrate that you were trying to help secure websites over a law abiding policeman saying you are a hacking scumbag trying to bring down the establishment by masquerading as someone else.

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414,949 D-Link cameras, IoT devices can be hijacked over the net

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Re: Your wifi cam is not directly accessible from the internet

Since the article clearly states that a certain percentage of the affected products ARE on the internet to begin with. Doesnt the article also state routers are affected? So if you bought a router/camera bundle?

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Blighty will have a whopping 24 F-35B jets by 2023 – MoD minister

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Beacuse drones cant do the same roles?

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Re: Confused

The indians will have their vikrant with mig29s too.

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Re: Questions for a select comittee...

Tata are already walking away from sales talk. Brexit pound means exports are cheap again.

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The US operate anything that they want to sell. The F15 might be in service but the F22 isnt.

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Re: sub-launched nuclear armed cruise missiles

Not to mention that firing ICBMs with conventional warheads will still make the red telephones ring very quickly. Try convincing russia and china that they arent nukes.....

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Re: Space to spare

No swordfish. BAE didnt spec the carriers for them. That will be another 500mil.

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Whereas they could have bought shitloads of f18s thay would be cheaper, have more spares and actually work. The carrieres were a waste of time and should have been nuclear. Pity that BAE couldnt do that so the pork barrel went with a shite design. Oh and the the fact BAE have a vested interest in F35s also meant that conveniently the carriers couldnt be converted cheaply to EMAL

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Wannabe Prime Minister Andrea Leadsom thinks all websites should be rated – just like movies

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Lol. And this woman wants control of our nuclear arsenal? Sweet jesus.

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UK.gov rolls out 10 years' chokey for industrial scale copyright pirates

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Re: "Torrent release groups are the target - not teenagers"

wasn't there a spate of anti terrorism acts being used for absolutely anything? I seem to recall photographers getting into hot water a few times.

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Obi Worldphone MV1: It's striking, it's solid. Aaaand... we've run out of nice things to say

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Re: Did I miss the bit about...

1Gb RAM. It seems similar specs (slightly better screen) than an old Galaxy S2/S3

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Microsoft's Windows 10 nagware goes FULL SCREEN in final push

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The new minecraft education (non java version) is windows 10 only. Since we do actually use minecraft (ICT 6th form code mods and run the server for their A level projects) then i have generated a windows 10 image (enterprise so all the nags removed). Problem is, LTSB isnt good enough as you need the store core (even if disabled by GPO)to be present, it is absent in LTSB. Pity.

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Lightning strikes: Britain's first F-35B supersonic fighter lands

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Re: 70 -odd years since jet age started

the range of the vampire was 1220 miles, so it could go further than the F35....

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Re: "supersonic fighter"

The hawk isn't supersonic and is classed as a fighter.

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Eat my reports! Bart ransomware slips into PCs via .zip'd JavaScript

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Re: Someone please tell me

Beacuse MS thought it would be great to let .js be associated with WSH by default.

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Re: UMMMM!

Just disassociate .js problem solved.

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Visiting America? US border agents want your Twitter, Facebook URLs

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Re: The sound you hear...

Shit. Thats me going in the clink, i dont use social media and theyll never believe me :(

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

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Re: GOOD FOR HER!

Indeed. Sounded like she actually deserved the payout too rather than usual ambulance chasers. Good on her.

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Re: Now the precedent has been set ...

No. It becomes a complex case and gets bounced immediate upwards thus making it expensive foe the small guy.

UK small claims also needs arbitration now and can drag on quite some time. You can also use lawyers on both sides but judges frown on too much legalese. I suppose this might tie MS up for some time though.

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NVMe SSDs tormented for months in some kind of sick review game

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Re: cratered during file copy?

After edit time. Perhaps the MPIO drivers were non certified? Shadow file copy disabled?

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Re: cratered during file copy?

Interesting. I remember when i got our database san, a dell MD3200 with a mixture of ssd and 15k spinning rust. It runs from quad HBA sas to a poweredge 720 with dual HBA (there are actually 2 of them in a 2 node cluster). It had 192gb ram too so well under your spec.

Obviously the first thing you do is bugger the redundancy and see how fast you can MPIO them. The ssds were raid 0 on single lun. MPIO across the lot and turn off any sort of redundancy on the san.

W2k12 (not r2) had no problems with windows explorer or robocopy copying big fat ISOs or 100ks (not millions i accept) of website files. I got 2.5GBs out of it copying email datastores (the largest file i could find). Nothing borked.

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BlackBerry's turnaround stalls

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Re: Mustn't grumble

One techie at work has a windows phone. One has a priv. If forced to choose id rather have the priv as the keyboard is quite slick.

Although in reality im sticking with my rooted note 3 (rooted with knox intact. Muahahaha.)

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Maplin Electronics demands cash with menaces

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Re: I Am Not Alone

You knowbitnis bad when you can pay the extra for shutl and it is still cheaper than maplin.

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Admins in outcry as Microsoft fix borks Group Policy

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Re: Didn't bother me at all ;)

That is fine for you but for us we are fairly stuck with MS. We are a college and teach certain courses. We need Sibelius music software so that's Linux out straight away, we also teach photoshop so again no Linux. We also teach autocad, again no Linux there. Sure we could change MS office to openoffice et al but that's about it. So MS we have to stay with.

GPOs are the lifeblood of any MS server environment and I assume most GPO environments are going to have some kind of drive mapping, drive hiding (and blocking) GPO so a massive change like this is bad, very bad.

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Dutch court says BREIN should get e-book uploaders' names

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now lets see what records/logs they actually hold. "The order covers the IP addresses the books were uploaded from, as well as names, e-mail addresses, and street address if known." surely you would upload articles to countries that don't care and let replication take care of the rest?

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New York outlaws ticket-hoarding buybots

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Re: For one, the sellers don't care, as long as they get thier money

It really sucks having a family of 5, the amount of sites that only let you buy 4 of something is quite high.

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Kremlin wants to shoot the Messenger, and WhatsApp to boot

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better the devil you know more like. At least Russia (and China I suppose) is being upfront and open unlike closed door sessions elsewhere.

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Re: Is this even practical....?

wait till they do the same to apple and mandate the unlocking of ipads on request. The FBI have no real teeth and can be ignored. The FSB not so much.

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Hey cloud lawyer: Can I take my client list with me?

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Re: Steganography

someone probably downvoted you as disguising something as "office humour" is no laughing matter.

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Re: It was so much simpler . . .

DPA didn't exist back then, it only came into force in the mid 80's

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Re: Hi Frank

if my boss gets me to wear the garter AND the stockings then I insist on a mandatory paid lunch. Afterall if i'm working late then my wife will only be cooking late so i'll be hungry.

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TalkTalk CEO Dido Harding pockets £2.8m

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Re: Support for Autism

One of my assistant techies has Asperger's. One of his traits is thoroughness, he *cannot* be re-tasked once assigned. His reports are very thorough and he usually gets the gigs testing new images, software etc. Not all people on the spectrum are "useless".

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if she took a 25% pay cut they could pay for another 100 staff for a few years. That would make a difference.

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