* Posts by Betacam

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Still using ColdFusion? Really? Well, you'll want to install this patch

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Still using ColdFusion?

Seriously? But Why?

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Microsoft issues first SharePoint 2016 preview

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Old Joke gets new life

To paraphrase an old MS Access joke. You have a problem and you use Sharepoint to solve it - now you have two problems.

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Cortana Android beta goes public

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John Brunner Quote

Nice to see the "Supposed to be automatic" John Brunner quote in the sub-headline. Might dig out some of his less depressing books.

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Yet another Android app security bug: This time 'everything is affected'

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It's a Cluster F**K !

Call a spade a spade.

It's a Cluster F**K !

BTW: Do the Cyanogen installs get fixed sooner?

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Watch out Sonos! Here's the second coming of Yamaha MusicCast

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Re: Good luck to Yamaha with this

Actually one of the reasons NS10's got used some much in studios is that they could cope with the odd dynamic spike from a falling live mic stand via a full up channel fader or an older multi-track dropping tape onto the heads before fully coming out of rewind.

I agree they are not home hifi speakers but they did make very good studio domestic reference speakers plus, if you got a mix sounding good on NS10's (very near field) all you had left to worry about was getting the lower bass ranges correct.

Pretty much every non classical bit of music from the 80's, 90's ended up on them at some point often for critical decisions. Now too. They are still everywhere and for some very good reasons.

DX7 sounding thin - maybe but that's what the outboard rack is for.

Rossi's bike included as it too sounds wonderful

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Good luck to Yamaha with this

Good luck to Yamaha with this. They have consistently made some great musical devices. DX7, NS10's, excellent pianos, flutes, saxophones and drums, Game changer audio mixers, and of course they make Rossi's M1 bike.

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Power Bar: EE was warned of safety risk BEFORE user was burned in explosion

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@ 1980s_coder

Agreed but then like, many of us here, you understand how to evaluate technology and arrive at the best solution. People who buy these toys are generally consumers with a capital C.

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EE

"Exploding Everywhere"

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Windows 10 Start menu replacements shifting like hot cakes

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Re: I like the new menu. Very easy to get as you wish.

Says the Coward !

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I like the new menu. Very easy to get as you wish.

I normally try not to comment on any of Mr Orlowski's articles but feel compelled to bite on this particular bait.

I often need to check websites on different browsers so put W10 on my nice little Asus t100. Did an over the top install - took 40 minutes and all my software worked.

I can appreciate that tools like StarDock may be useful to some but honestly it took all of 3 minutes to turn off Cortana, delete all the tiles and resize the menu.

Old W8 themes still work so it was easy to get wider window borders and an active and inactive colour.

I like the new menu. I like the way software is grouped. I like the new search (sans Cortana). I like the Action Centre implementation.

I will not be rolling this machine back and am also seriously thinking about putting W10 on my main machine although this is mainly for the better DPI options for multiple monitors.

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We made a new Do Not Track thing – not like you'll use it or anything, huffs emo teen EFF

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Re: A better option

Re Logo - So better not have any facebook like links or similar on any page then.

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Buffoon in 999 call: 'Cat ate my bacon and I want to press charges'

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Cat Burglar !

He could have said he had captured a cat burglar.

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Crazy Canucks heat their lab with muahaha-capable server

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Enquiring minds would like to know . .

Is this the 4000 plus tabs article?

You really should think about publishing this information for all articles.

Ref: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/07/29/windows_10_sysadmin_says_average_joe_will_be_happy/?page=2

Comments p 2 too

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Flash deserves to live, says Cisco security man

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"Microsoft is asking its eight Silverlight users and Netflix"

Also BT and some Sky services so quite few users then.

HTML5 Video has no DRM asfaik and, like it or not, many media producers want to at least try to protect their content.

I still mourn the loss of MS Media Encoder and am no Silverlight fan but it does provide a stable and well documented end point for streaming without many of the security risks of other methods.

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Windows 10: A SYSADMIN speaks his brains – and says MEH

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Re: 4000 browser tabs

"I took "4000 tabs" to be sarcasm"

Ah - I am informed and impressed. I also now feel a little sorry for you and will never read another of your informative articles in quite the same way.

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Re: 4000 browser tabs

I took "4000 tabs" to be sarcasm?

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Voyager's Golden Record now free to download

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Re: Why so many pulsars?

Ah! I had reasoned alone the lines I would use for navigating at sea - 2 points of known angle and distance being enough to calculate position.

I had to read it twice but your explanation does make sense so Thank You.

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Why so many pulsars?

I have always wondered why the disc shows so many pulsars to indicate the Earth's location.

Surely two or three would be enough ?

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Thought YOU'd had rude service in France? Ce n'était RIEN, M'sieu Pantalons Malodorants

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Help / Support Desks ?

I wonder if if any help or support desk systems allow anything like this - probably not but they would certainly be interesting.

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It’s DEJA VU: Customer forgets to tell us about essential feature AGAIN

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Re: Windows

"I can't quite make the woman in the lift fit in, though"

How about the poor user trying to deal with the Start Menu.

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Happy birthday, Amiga: The 'other' home computer turns 30

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Shapeshifter

I had several Amiga's ending up with an 030 4000. It's last HD was a 1GB full height IMB and I remember thinking "how will I ever use that much space".

Amiga's could be turned into a Mac too via Shapeshifter which is how I can proudly say I started using Photoshop on an Amiga.

I have always thought that the wealth of books that taught people how to work directly with the hardware made a significant contribution to many peoples careers which is why I think it a shame that this article is so short.

I was never a big gamer but I did spend hours sweating on R-Type and Dragon Breed.

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Four phone hijack bugs revealed in Internet Explorer after Microsoft misses patch deadline

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Joke

“There is not much you can do at the moment, except refrain from using Internet Explorer.”

Oh No!

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Americans find fantastic new use for drones – interfering with firefighting

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Shooting down drones ?

While I love the idea of being able to take effective pot-shots at drones I draw your attention to this:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/12/03/on_the_matter_of_shooting_down_amazon_delivery_drones_with_shotguns/

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Marshall wants to turn your phone UP TO ELEVEN

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Re: Especially as the amp's main benefit to humans is distortion

@ Ba55me15ter

Exactly - given that valves produce odd harmonic distortion while transistors produce even harmonic distortion. Odd sounds better to our ears. Can't remember why though.

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Evil computers sense you’re in a hurry and mess with your head

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Re: Corrolary..

Karma !

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GOOGLE GMAIL ATE MY LINUX: Gobbled email enrages Torvalds

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Does not compute!

"Finnish-American firebrand Torvalds pretty much runs Linux kernel development"

From gmail account? Shirley he must have better options available to him - the odd server available to him somewhere perhaps?

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The Great Barrier Relief – Inside London's heavy metal and concrete defence act

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Re: Great article, pleasure to read

"Great article, pleasure to read" - seconded.

Thanks

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Engineers 3D-print ROBOT SEAHORSE, then SMASH it with rubber mallets

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Re: Just like a Hooder then

Exactly but I got I wrong as Hooders protect against Jain tech. Time to re-read.

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Just like a Hooder then

Just like a Hooder then.

Maybe sea horses are Jain tech?

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Self/Less: Crap science, eyebrow acting, and immortality for the 1%

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Science vs Movies

How science really works

http://www.smbc-comics.com/index.php?id=3766

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Palaeoboffins discover 500 MILLION year old ARMOURED WORM

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Spiny Norman ?

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Cunning goldfish avoided predator in tank for seven years

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I'm amazed that these old fishy sounding jokes are not right at the top.

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MILLIONS of broadband punters aren't getting it fast enough – Which?

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I have BT FTTC 80meg. I get around 76. To get this I had to complain a lot.

Assuming one is not on a flakey pair of ports there are still up to 5 copper cable connections between the cabinet and the house.

In my case I kept getting Open Reach out until we had replaced a couple of cables and also fixed connection issues.

To be fair Open Reach engineers where quite helpful although engineer B never had a record of work done by engineer A etc.

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'It’s irrelevant whether Elon Musk is a dick or not. At least he’s trying to make things'

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Re: good work

Excellent book too. Captures the spirit.

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Les unsporting gits! French spies BUGGED Concorde passengers

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"with feeds fed to a multi-track recorder,"

Multi-tracks where huge in the 60s - in fact they where mostly huge in the 70's and 80's too.

I suppose they could have used a lot of Nagra's (small 2 track reel to reels) but even then it seems like a lot of (easily exposed) effort to get some snippets of "intelligence" that might be more easily gained in other places.

"Noise cancelling" mics, as we now experience them, did not exist except in the form of rather long directional rifle mics and these did not really do noise cancelling.

Battery tech was very basic (from experience of using Nagras on 70's film sets you would be lucky to get 45 minutes even if you ran the tape slowly) so this would all have needed power from the aircraft?

Even if you assume that the intelligence people had access to technology 10 years in front of anything else and made by some "Q" department this still seems far fetched.

The only way I can see this working with 60's tech is if it was built in to the aircraft and then kept secret until now.

I think this is BS.

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Au-mazing! Cornwall sold GOLD to Ireland back in the Bronze Age

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Re: Trading or raiding?

What did Ireland have that Cornwall wanted?

Tax concessions !

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BOFH: Step into my office. Now take a deep breath

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Superb

And in the correct timeslot too.

Thanks

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Hubble spots Pluto's moons are a chaotic mess of tumbling rock

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Re: "We are learning that chaos may be a common trait of binary systems,"

The 3 body problem is why physicists rarely indulge in threesomes.

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Virgin Galactic will get into space 'within 18 months to two years'

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They have been making overly optimistic statements about "when" since they started

They have been making overly optimistic statements about "when" since they started.

Not sure I would want to trust my life to anything made by a Virgin company, especially as this one looks under resourced and not able to identify serious issues before they take lives.

I accept that, in the end, you have to actually fly the thing but wonder why it was possible to deploy the feathering tail at a point in the flight cycle where it could be catastrophic.

Personally I would have more faith in a scaled up Lohan vessel. At least we know they test properly.

Also - This vehicle does not get anywhere near "space" - not sure it can even achieve low earth orbit.

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LightSail mission stalled by .CSV log file embiggenment SNAFU

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Yes but at least the author did at least try to give all us non-techies an idea of what 32Mb can hold so there's that.

Seriously - for this publication?

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NASA picks tools for voyage to possibly LIFE-SUPPORTING moon Europa

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Stay Away

I thought we got told sometime in 2001 to stay away from Europa?

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Nissan CEO: Get ready, our auto-wagons will be ready by 2020

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Perhaps

The next logical step after any mass uptake of DCs might be to also implement a system of controlling all cars in a given zone by some third entity - sold as a logical safety measure providing many benefits AKA complete control of all traffic by the state.

It would probably not need more than another dish on all those nice towers and a concerted effort to make the tech work / legislation to oblige manufacturers to include.

Whenever I think about DCs they are always linked in my head to all the mad stuff that takes place in the DCs in novels by Banks, Asher, Gibson so maybe exciting times ahead then.

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Viagra makes it HARD for malaria, bug-boffins discover

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Re: And i thought it was news

Yes but you can no longer write your name in the snow.

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Pakistan URINE STORM: Google Maps chokes off user editing

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What did Google expect?

What did Google expect - have they met "the internet"?

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NASA plans electrolysis-powered ROBOT EEL for Europa's oceans

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Hovercraft

We have eels but no hovercraft ?

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You say you want a musical revolution. Actually, have three

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Re: 1983 synthesisers!

Yes I quite agree - later, replacing lovely Studer 2 tracks with PCM Digital recording onto Sony F1's did more "damage".

We still tried to mix down to 1/2" tape running at 30ips but producers being what they are mostly all wanted PCM.

Back then sample rates where still slow enough for significant artefacts to be created - also most remaining distortion was even harmonic so sounded harsher. (Odd harmonic distortion sounds better)

I also remember the first digital multi-track I saw (3M) and fast asleep on a sofa beside it was its tethered maintenance engineer.

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Mildly successful flying car crashes - in mildly successful test flight

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Re: I love the irony...

These days almost everything here is in the cloud cat. This article actually fits - most do not.

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Small WordPress sites leaking like sieves

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WordPress:

A framework of security issues with a blog plugin.

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Ding-dong, the cloud calling: The Ring Video Doorbell

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Why have a PIR?

Why does it need a PIR - why not trigger the bell when someone pushes a bell button?

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Microsoft Azure – or how to make the public cloud work for you

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Excellent Article

Excellent Article - Thanks - Covered much of the ground I am moving towards.

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