* Posts by hplasm

2657 posts • joined 10 Jul 2009

BOFH: Stop your tiers – when it comes to storage, LESS is MORE

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FTFY-

"Simon is my hero. He says and does all of the things we wish we could say and do."

-more than just once...

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Virgin's SpaceShipTwo crashes in Mojave Desert during test flight

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A sad day.

Following on from the loss of Antares, the very sad loss of a test pilot for Virgin.

My thoughts are with his family, the survivor and his kin, and with Mr Branson, and his staff who I know will feel this deeply.

Honour goes to those who put themselves forward to see what lies over the horizon.

The list of the brave has sadly gained another name on the Wall of remembrance.

Ad astra per ardua.

No-one ever said it would be easy. Sometimes it can be very hard indeed.

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Facebook OCP crowd to ogle MICROSOFT'S server-room SECRETS

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Meh

Re: I'll save you some time...

True...yes, you may well be...neither would I.

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Apple to PROTECT YOU from dreaded TROUSER EXPLOSIONS

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So-

Flame retardant polyester slacks?

Aieee!

/ Fire

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Happy 2nd birthday, Windows 8 and Surface: Anatomy of a disaster

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Re: Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory...

"Last time I tried Linux and attempted to install Firefox..."

Meanwhile, in the 21st Century...

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Nokia STORMS back into profit, FREE from phones and Windows

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Sounds familiar-

Sindbad ditches Old Man of the Sea, escapes to a Prosperous Future Life.

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In the next four weeks, 100 people will decide the future of the web

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Re: a thought

"It is because a large segment of the population isn't Christian."

But neither are they related to Pilgrims...

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DEATH by PowerPoint: Microsoft warns of 0-day attack hidden in slides

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Ha!

All Powerpoint docs should be treated as somewhat malicious...

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Trips to Mars may be OFF: The SUN has changed in a way we've NEVER SEEN

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Space!

it's a seething radioactive hell - you can't take nuclear power out there and pollute it!

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MARS NEEDS WOMEN, claims NASA pseudo 'naut: They eat less

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Re: It definitely makes sense

"breed some squid...They are smaller than us..."

Jesus- how big are you?

q.v...Architeuthis....

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ISPs handbagged: BLOCK knock-off sites, rules beak

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Re: Blocking the Pirate Bay Worked So Well...

"Who advises the idiots in charge, more idiots?"

Yes.

It seems that it is idiots all the way down.

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Ex-US Navy fighter pilot MIT prof: Drones beat humans - I should know

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Re: That had me worried

"...a fleet of small drone aircraft moving closer and then tightening nuts and lubing aileron actuators, as they flew along."

Now that would be cool!

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Doctor Who and the Dalek: 10-year-old tests BBC programming game

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Re: hold on...

"... or why crayons couldn't be used to design something that changes the world."

You always manage to get Windows Metro in somehow...

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STONER SHEEP get the MUNCHIES after feasting on £4k worth of cannabis plants

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In other news-

Sheep eat grass.

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Microsoft pulls another dodgy patch

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Tuesday

Is dustbin day...

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French 'terror law' declares WAR on the INTERNET itself, say digi-rights folks

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Re: Who defines terrorist ?

"Actually there is a very clear and well defined line."

Thanks for that. Now will someone please inform these fuckers in charge? Ta.

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In other words-

France declares war on Internet for not being all in French.

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It's even GRIMMER up North after MEGA SKY BROADBAND OUTAGE

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Re: Manchester is not northen

You do know what they say about Edinburghers in Aberdeen, don't you?

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Re: Are Eccles Cakes subject to the appellation controlée laws?

"Nope, no British cakes are subject to laws restricting where they can be made."

It's an outrage, I tell you! What good is the EU then?

/rant

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North?

Meh- Mostly Cheshire. Southern softies, hardly grim at all.

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Martha Lane Fox: YEUCH! The Internet is MADE by MEN?!?

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Words fail me...

Wait- AAAARG!!

That's better...

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Sway: Microsoft's new Office app doesn't have an Undo function

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Re: continuing the trend

But if you use "Windows" they sic the DMCA on you.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/15/microsoft_dmca_innocents_hit/

So Winblows, Microsucks etc seem to be legitimate alternatives...

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Stop

Sway.

What you do when pissed.

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Bono apologises for iTunes album dump

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Re: Have to laugh

"What's a lepricorn?"

One of the new Astrological signs for left handed people.

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ONE MILLION people already running Windows 10

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Or a side door?

“Insiders” have delivered “over 200,000” pieces of feedback.

A lot of keystrokes, there.

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Return of the Jedi – Apache reclaims web server crown

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Re: Active Sites versus All Sites

"Microsoft have over a third of reported on web sites on the planet running IIS."

Just what is the colour of the sky on your planet, anyway? Most of the IIS servers that aren't just linkfarms are probably needed to host the 'help' files for the atrocious ribbon based Windows applications.

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I've got a new Linux box, how does it work... WOAH, only asking :-/

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Or is it -

A GNU Herd thing?

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Microsoft confirms Surface NOT DEAD YET, next-gen version coming

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Re: We've all been there

MS can't stop producing the Surface because of the 'tiles' concept.

Ballmer needs enough units to tile the roof of his stadium.

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Hey, non-US websites – FBI don't have to show you any stinkin' warrant

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Re: Team America!

We are at war with the USA government. We have always been at war with the USA government.

Nice of them to finally tell us.

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HOT BABES! Worried you won't get that JOB in IT? MENTION how hot you are

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Mushroom

Rather-

"I know that always working 16 hours a day without receiving overtime pay has taken its toll on my looks, but... if that's what is on offer, you can stick your job up your bum. I don't work for nothing. I'm an engineer, not an idiot."

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Linux systemd dev says open source is 'SICK', kernel community 'awful'

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Yeah-

Funny how you never see them both together...

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Microsoft on the Threshold of a new name for Windows next week

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Re: They should play to their real strengths...

and call it Microsoft Zero.

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Man's future in space ... Barack Obama: Mars. Narendra Modi: Mars. Vladimir Putin: Er, Moon

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Re: speaking as a member of the cow-herd fraternity

And the lunar jumping over...

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Patch Bash NOW: 'Shellshock' bug blasts OS X, Linux systems wide open

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Can you hear that sound?

It's Windroids salivating and Fisher-Price Programmers rushing to comment.

Will they get here before the exploit is patched...

Probably not.

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TOR users become FBI's No.1 hacking target after legal power grab

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Re: And here we go again...

I suggest TOR honeypots filled with Stuxnet derivatives.

Let the FBI eat cake.

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It's a pain in the ASCII, so what can be done to make patching easier?

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Linux

Windows.

Still not ready for the desktop.

Discuss.

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IT jargon is absolutely REAMED with sexual double-entendres

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Re: ok then

IIRC there was once a ceratin type of high speed line printer that did tend to catch fire in the event of a paper jam.

Also, 8008 an early microprcessor, fnar fnar. ( only funny on a 7 segment display)

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Warrantless phone snooping HAPPENS ALL THE TIME in Blighty

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Big Brother

s there no end to this?

What can we do, apart to refuse to be part of it.

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DNS cockup locks Virgin Media customers out of ntlworld.com email

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Re: dig ntlworld.com mx

" the Virgin problem is managerial rather than technical."

Sounds like another round of Technical Redundancies.

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Pedals and wheel in that Google robo-car or it's off the road – Cali DMV

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Re: From the archives, 1999

As if anyone would run an autonmous car on windows,nevermind Google.

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SpaceX prototype rocket EXPLODES over Texas. 'Tricky' biz, says Elon Musk

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Paris Hilton

Re: Just one question

Rockets are tall?

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Claim: Microsoft Alt-F4'd Chilean government open-source install bid

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Re:fanboys. We should strangle them all and improve the species.

Er, that's you dead then.

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Stand clear! Will HTC's One act as a defibrillator for Windows Phone?

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Re: Great looking phone...

Thanks for using thw not used by command term 'metro ux.'

Really adds weight and credibility to your opinion...

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Hello, police, El Reg here. Are we a bunch of terrorists now?

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Re: Collective Delusion.

Bald is a bona fide hair colour, too.

Oh wait...

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Intel's Raspberry Pi rival Galileo can now run Windows

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Re: Its no Rasberry Pi

Chalk and Cheese.

One is a fully fledged computer with myriad uses and millions (?) of users.

The other is a Windows SBC...

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Yes, but what are your plans if a DRAGON attacks?

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Go

Re: Easy pezee

Thanks- here is your £143,000 retainer fee.

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Re:same major incident plan

..."- they would put in place the same major incident plan that they use for natural disasters, terrorism or civil unrest."

Hide until the peasants are all dead.

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Microsoft: Azure isn't ready for biz-critical apps … yet

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Hmmm...

85% of the City of London runs on claret.

As for what GCHQ runs on- who's bullshitting now?

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Microsoft Azure goes TITSUP (Total Inability To Support Usual Performance)

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Re: Total Inability To Support Usual Performance (TITSUP)

Absolutely! Best Heading and Acronym Evar!

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Re: 512K Day?

640k is enough day for anyone!

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