* Posts by Danny 14

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Chap runs Windows 95 on Apple Watch

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Re: "...520Mhz processor..."

Mhz is mega heinz? 520M beans per second? That will be some serious gas.

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F-35s failed 'scramble test' because of buggy software

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Re: Mayday! I have flight stability and weapons arming problems!

Wait till they start getting the 'upgrade to windows 10' on the HUD mid engagement.

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Re: Stability Event

Better off with the f18 hornet/super hornet. Carrier capable, intercept or strike, proven to work. Problem is, i bet the pork barrel potential is quite low with them.

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Re: Stability Event

The f18 is superior in every way simply because it works. It is carrier capable, intercept or strike. Proven capability etc. I imagine the pork bartel potential is low though now.

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Score one for the patent trolls: US appeals court says it's OK to shop for patent-friendly judges

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Re: Weasels!

Or attempt to smash patent lawyers together at close to superluminal speeds to see if you can create a passable human being out of a few of them.

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Must listen: We've found the real Bastard Operator From Hell

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Re: They could use Pink Floyd's "Time" as hold music.

Oh no, it will be the 'as inspired by Time' played by year 5 St Judes primary school.

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Your mother has a smooth forehead, Klingon language lovers roar at Paramount

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Re: What!?

Are there really weird tricks to getting k$ per hour (as per the woman from Birmingham)? Are people missing out on new insurance quirks?

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Re: ST:WTF!

Oh I doubt it. The new ST films were not really "trek" enough; here were plenty of booing and hissing in the cinemas. Paramount probably want to bury trekkies so that they can sell the new action films to a newer generation.

Ironically without the trekkies the franchise would have sunk a long time ago.

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Re: Reality check

plus paramount are just being dicks.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 nagware storms live TV weather forecast

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Re: Oh, yeah...

GWX hasn't hit our "pro" or "enterprise" pcs as you need WSUS to be immune (for the time being at least). The standalone "pro" have full blown nag screens, and standalone "enterprise" have GWX but no nag.

Our W10 test image is running LTSB so no edge or cortana (yey! bonus!) and apparently the updates wont be shoved down our throat. As far as the PCs go, they run web apps coded internally, office 2013 and a few graphics packages - nothing major and certainly nothing from the MS store (so LTSB suits us just fine).

Incidentally, our W8.1 unattend file worked straight away, no fiddling and no changes at all - this surprised me. The new golden sample was created in an afternoon, the only difference is that OOBE is about twice as slow as 8.1 in unattend.

"why" are we moving to 10? Don't think I am yet, but I want an image ready *just* in case MS do something stupid with WSUS customers....

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Romania suffers Eurovision premature ejection

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Re: I wonder

It was pretty funny when it was commentated by Wogan. It just isn't the same now, the veiled sarcasm just isn't as funny.

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FBI boss: We paid at least $1.2m to crack the San Bernardino iPhone

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the real reason was to force apples hand. They needed to save face when that didn't work out for them.

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Re: Please lose this - loser!

officially it is only 100k, the rest are from bribes of course.

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nothing to see here citizen.

Move along. Move along.

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123-reg still hasn't restored customers' websites after mass deletion VPS snafu

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Re: I worry about firms who are still naively waiting for a restore

Independent schools have always been able to hire unqualified teachers. This isnt new. They can hire whoever they like. Most independant schools are borderline broke too hence why their salaries are often less than state school equivalents.

The bonus is not having to nail things down/lock in steel boxes etc.

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Video folk, you'll love the 96TB, 2.6GB/sec LaCie 12big HDD

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Re: Backups?

usually incrementally I imagine. Restoring on the other hand.....

edit: I'm also guessing that the 96TB is 12x8TB drives so even using (gulp) RAID6 you are now down to 80TB. Plus if you are using this as a primary storage extension (rather than a backup box), then you wont be using RAID6 anyway and probably want either multiple RAID10 mixed with RAID1 volumes anyway. So you are looking at 48TB. Our SAN is 24TB and we don't have many issues backing up nightly to another SAN (which is archived over the weekend to rotating weekend tapes)

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Re: Noise on the desktop

Posting on mobiles capitalises letters as it sees fit. I cannot be arsed to sort it out. Sure if I was complaining about 2.6Gb/sec or 2.6GB/sec then yes, there is ambiguity there that needs clarification. You get the gist of it and it is fairly obvious in the context (on a tech site) what I am getting at so don't be an arse.

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Re: Noise on the desktop

Raid6 probably wont do much better for a 96Tb array. 4Tb drives are bad enough never mind these monsters. Z3 for 8Tb drives really.

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So you’d sod off to China to escape the EU, Google? Really?

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Re: So you’d sod off to China to escape the EU, Google? Really?

And im aure the chinese wouldnt plunder any of googles secrets.

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Furious customers tear into 123-reg after firm's mass deletion woes

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Re: It's in the cloud

What i would do is restore your backup to a competent hosting company. Then get your dns tramsferred and backip/restore as appropriate if they ever get your data back (wishful thinking )

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Ive arxhived the story for when the brass decide to try and cut my budget because the cloud is cheaper.

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Down to 600k now, the script was running single threaded.

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Re: 123-reg

Host your own stuff. At least you know it is backed up.

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Re: M-Web

And then the backups are archived to another set (because im paranoid)

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Re: Takes courage

Plus, why the fuck should a db/vm monitoring script NEED to live delete? Surely it would be better to at least FLAG these to a human? Afterall, it seemed the script had the power to do some major deletions.

Idiots.

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BT hauled into Old Bailey after engineer's 7-metre fall broke both his ankles

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Re: The three-week trial

Maybe the 20yr old hadnt donebhis working at height? You cant be compelled to go up ladders (some people are afraid of heights )

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Saturn spacecraft immune to mysterious Planet 9's charms

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Re: @ TimeMaster TCassini is unaffected by Planet 9's gravitational charms

My god. Its full its stars!

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Microsoft drives an Edge between Adobe and the web: Flash ads blocked

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Re: irresponsible

Flash rarely worked on most mobiles anyway.

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Re: Memory and Procesor Use

https://sonichits.com/video/Dustin/Funky_Ford_Cortina

Funky ford cortina

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Re: Memory and Procesor Use

Take control and rename microsoftedge.exe and microsoftedgecp.exe to stop them working. You'll find them in the systemapps folder.

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Re: Best budds

Edge can most certainly be removed from windows 10. I have two builds being tested for the network, one with edge and one without. W10 LTSB doesnt auto incremental update either.

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'Panama papers' came from email server hack at Mossack Fonseca

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Re: Panama canal

You had the luxury of playing with yourself? As young boys we had to make do with the priests playing with us.

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Re: Given the scarcity of items on our cousins in the material released...

Russian mindset. Russian papers arent reporting on it (chinese are censoring). Western media isnt trusted in Russia. Those who do believe it wont stick their head above the parapet.

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Re: yeah yeah

Panama is just one country that host scumbag lawyers, there are many more wretched hives of scum and villany.

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Security bods disclose lock bypass bug in iOS

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Re: Server Side fix

It needed siri so a connection was needed

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Re: Every patch contains a list of bugs that are exploitable on a unpatched device.

Then again a lot of bugs are already being exploited in the wild. Look at the jailbreakers for example, a lot of the time the bugs are known about (so there are probably other people already exploiting)

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Re: Read the iOS security doc

'Why does any of it need to be encrypted? If you're dumb enough to put important personal data on a fucking phone then you deserve what you get it you lose it and someone gets hold of that data'

As opposed to what? An imac? Ipad? Laptop?

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Angry Vodafone customers spark Ofcom probe after phone bill overcharge snafu

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Re: Testing. Vodafone have heard of it.

I do but in my defense it is purely due to signal strength in my neck of the cumbrian woods (otherwise i wouldnt!)

Oddly enough about 3 weeks ago they sent me a text about 'improving the masts in my area' which was previously t-mobile speak for removing masts. Low and behold the signal improved *and* i now get H+ rather than 3g (but isnt actually any faster of course but looks prettier)

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All telcos are shite, CS is like playing roulette, sometimes you win but most of the time you lose. For example i had a poor time with three but so far with 6 months of vodafone i havent needed to use CS so that is a win. I dread needing to though.

Wife is with orange-now-EE and has given up on trying to correct a website snafu on her account (doesnt involve money so 'meh'after four attempts)

The other telcos always look appealing but are all equally crap at dealing with problems.

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Windows 7's grip on the enterprise desktop is loosening

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Re: Today, this morning, KB2952664 and KB3035583 magically unhid themselves

Not sure if you can install WSUS on desktop OS. If you can then install that and point th3 desktop to itself. That will solve it permanently.

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I have about 100 optiplex 760s they are core 2 duo with 4gb,3ghz and 120gb ssds. They are about 6 years old and i have NO reason to upgrade them. Spares PSUs aplenty.

I have 10 optiplex 330s that are 7 years old. Even older still are the optiplex 280s P4s 1gb Ram (4 of them running weather stations) they have debian on them and were purchased in 2006

Why buy new if you have spares? You can buy a pallet of 30 core2duos are 50£ each and an SSD for 30. That will be faster than a non ssd new machine costing 3 times as much and you have spares.

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Re: is this bit a leftover from earlier draft

I suppose sometimes w10 boots up on some of my machines, especially the ones where i forgot to switch PXE boot on. Then the imaging software takes care of that anomaly.

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Blighty starts pumping out 12-sided quids

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Re: Ha!

nah, its just gyspy coin clipping.

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Got a Toshiba laptop? Get it off your lap, then read this recall notice

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Re: dreadful plastic little beast they made in 2008

The 4 year old ones we have feel nasty and cheap, they they have all survived a high school IT lab so they cant be too bad.

Ive swapped a few keyboards and cracked screens but the casings are sound enough.

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Re: UK too

Out of 41 laptops we have our apprentice workshop monkey has located 12 serial numbers and 10 of them are at risk. The other 2 werent recognised (monkey will recheck next week when he is in) These are 4 year old satellite pros all bought at the same time. New batteries for them will be nice i suppose.

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US govt says it has cracked killer's iPhone, legs it from Apple fight

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Re: Every device being hackable

It wasn't a 100% win as the FBI folded. There was a bit of legal mileage to run and if the FBI pushed to the top then it *might* have won, that would be bad for the future as precedent would have been set (even for the FBIs so called one-off, sure it wouldn't have other one-offs either....)

At least apple didn't have to do anything this time but you can bet it wont be the last attempt.

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who says they don't have *access* to the ability? The Feds wanted an EASIER way of doing it, and in such a way that in future they could get others (apple) to do it for them by waving a piece of paper. They didn't want to owe favours to other departments (are you saying the NSA cannot crack iphones? whilst they aren't omnipotent, I highly doubt they do not have the ability) or pay others to do it for them.

At the end of the day the FBI are a police force, nothing more, I wouldn't expect them to be cutting edge at anything - encryption breaking included.

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Re: A Kick in the Nuts

not really. Like I said before, if you have deep pockets you could probably clone the phone. By cloning I mean forensically clone the NAND, hardware - make a duplicate. You can then use the duplicate to brute force, clone back, brute force, clone back etc. When you have the code use it on the original.

You wouldn't need a "hack" and can use it on future devices. You would need intimate knowledge of the workings of course.

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Re: Why is it not a good outcome for Apple?

It could end badly for apple in the future though. whilst apple (for right or wrong) didn't want to give the FBI carte blanche encryption breaking tools there may be a case in the future where they are compelled to - there may be a "terrorist" (using that phrase quite liberally where the American interpretations are concerned) incident that the public is more on side with - once that door has been opened it will be hard to shut it (even for lesser incidents).

Until the matter is settled properly it will come up again i'm sure. It might not be an apple device next time, wonder what the likes of blackberry would do?

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