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UK.gov wants a cloud wizard at £1,000 a DAY. That's more than the prime minister's salary

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"£1,000 a DAY. That's more than the prime minister's salary"

Should think so, too! This job will (hopefully) require some actual skills!

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Robber loses heist case after 'evil twin' defence, gets 60 years

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Bacon

The evil one is the one that shags it!

#piggate

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POLAR DINOSAURS prowled ARCTIC NIGHT, cast doubt on COLD BLOOD theory

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@Wzrd1

"Indeed, as I recall, around that time, Alaska was in a latitude akin to where New England lies today."

YOU WERE THERE!!!??

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How to build a server room: Back to basics

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Cloakroom

I worked for a Training & Enterprise Council in the 1990s at a time when there was a policy to merge the Business Links with us. We had to take over the local BL's systems and discovered that their server room had previously been a men's toilet. The urinals had gone (and, thankfully, the smell) but the cubicles were still there! I can't remember whether or not the water pipes were still in dangerous proximity.

It was somewhat less than ideal though it did, at least, have a lock on the door (but only a keypad).

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Doctor Who storms back in fine form with Season 9 opener The Magician's Apprentice

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Grumpy Anonymous Cowards are gonna Grump

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Arizona lads recover epic stratovid – two years after launch

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Re: Lucky buggers

Try putting it in the lounge.

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PRIMITIVE TOOLS found near MICROSOFT headquarters

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Re: MS would certainly be an aid to productivity

EULA: you hit thing with this rock, you no have guarunt... gaurent... me say if it not kill thing, then not my fault. If not agree don't open, send back unchipped and no bloodstains for full refund of pebbles.

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HP signs ex-Microsoft IE crew for global migration fun and games

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"older versions of Windows 10"

As 10 is supposed to be the "last" version, that comment will eventually become true (probably around Christmas).

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It's 2015 and miscreants are still trying to dupe you with fake BSoDs

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Retro

Can't wait until I see a new one that says "Something wonderful has happened your Amiga is alive!!"

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Court battle date set for £300m BT Cornwall termination dispute

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Doesn't surprise me

From my experience, BT seem to live on a different planet.

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Reg readers show Blitz spirit at Computer Museum lecture

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Absolutely fascinating.

Just watched the video instead of working - brilliant!

More like this please, el Reg!

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Damn well knew it! Seagate has helium drives in its labs

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Yeah but...

...do the vocals of any mp3 tracks stored on it sound a bit squeaky?

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Earth wobbles on axis as Google rebrands

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Ah, new logo, my life is now complete...

sarcasm tags needed?

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Win10 Insider build 10532: Avoid if you run Chrome 64-bit

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Ah, Microsoft pretending to listen to its customers again.

Also, trusting Microsoft (or any large corporation) with your personal data is a can of worms waiting to be opened. It's never IF it will ever get opened, it's always WHEN.

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Windows 10 now on 75 million devices, says Microsoft

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Doing it carefully!

Until VirtualBox runs properly under W10 I'm definitely not shifting my main PC (currently on W7) onto it - hopefully it won't take Oracle more than 11 months to get it running properly again. I may use a spare hard disk and re-install a clean copy of W7 onto that and see what breaks when it upgrades to W10.

My laptop, which was running 8.1 (yuk!) that came pre-installed, upgraded almost ok - MS shoved the crappy, fail-after-reboot Wifi driver onto it so I had to reload the one that actually works and it now appears to be fine.

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Boffins promise file system that will NEVER lose data

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@Symon

Hah - haven't seen that for years - cheers!

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3D-printed robot hand grabs Dyson award for UK

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"affordable prosthetics for all”

I play guitar in a live band and, often when I'm playing, my nose starts itching - an extra arm would certainly come in handy there!

Also, having four extra telescopic arms would be neat for those with arachno(man)phobia.

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Well deserved!

As above.

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Swiss watch: Cuckoo-clock cops threaten Win 10 whup-ass can pop

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@jason 7

Wrong! There is at least one setting in W10 that needs a registry hack to turn it completely off.

http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-disable-telemetry-and-data-collection-in-windows-10/

I wonder how many others there are...

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Microsoft kicks off 'Windows as a service' with new Insider build

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"now you can change the colors"

More like "now you can NEARLY change the colors" as there are many apps that ignore the setting!

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Geeks on quest for world's most pointless YouTube video

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Probably...

...this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93CpgRQ9Q7g

Pretty pointless with only 174 views since 2006!

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NSA: Here’s $300,000, people. Go build us a safer Internet of Things

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Hmmm

So, the NSA want to build a "safer" IoT, no doubt with all THEIR backdoors added in and no one else's.

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Intel left a fascinating security flaw in its chips for 16 years – here's how to exploit it

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@1980s_coder

I used to program Burroughs/Unisys B2x series computers (designed by Convergent Technologies) in the 1980s - the B25 used the 80186. More info here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Convergent_Technologies_Operating_System

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FAIL: Windows 10 bulk patch produces INFINITE CRASH LOOP

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Try turning it off an...

... oh wait...

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Job ad warns of boss who 'will incite anger and frustration'

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Re: Let's face it - - that simply don't exists.

Not the worst one I've encountered. Long gone are the days when Ms Bee kept a stern eye on wayward punctuation and spelling. Unfortunately, it also seems that sending El Reg a "tips and corrections" email is often totally ignored so I've stopped doing this now as it's a "waist of thyme".

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Dead Steve Jobs' life and times are being turned into an OPERA

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Can't wait...

...for the "You're Holding It Wrong" aria!

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Boffinry breakthrough: Bullied bumble bot bolts brutal brat beatdowns

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Upgrade required...

...them frickin' lasers that shark isn't using look promising...

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Windows 10 is FORCING ITSELF onto domain happy Windows 7 PCs

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Re: You will be assimilated into windows 10!

You mean this one: http://dilbert.com/strip/1995-12-29

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Biggest security update in history coming up: Google patches Android hijack bug Stagefright

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Well...

...as Android 5.1 turned my Nexus 7 (2012) into something that could be outraced by an injured slug, I suspect I may need to avoid this! Went back to 4.3 (4.4 was pretty dire as well, speedwise).

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Windows 10 Start menu replacements shifting like hot cakes

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@Elmer Phud

Do what I do and copy the PROPER ones from Windows XP - they still work ok (the sound on Spider Solitaire is a bit crappy under W10 but I usually turn that off anyway). For Spider you just need to copy across the spider.exe file and for normal Solitaire you need the sol.exe and cards.dll files. Just shove all three in a folder somewhere - I usually chuck them in Program Files (x86)\Games and then add shortcuts (placed on Quick Launch*).

* Yes, that still just about works in Win 10 as well.

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What balls! India blocks 0.00008 per cent of web in anti-pr0n move

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Re: G E

I have no problem with Chvrches - oh wait, you mean the version with the "u" - yeah, they're definitely a MAJOR problem!

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BT Sport website AND app go TITSUP – footie fans weep

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Clueless!

I love the way the BT twitterspewer person had absolutely no clue about the problems. Pretty much sums up most if not all of BT!

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Sun? In Blighty? Nah, just build that rooftop data centre, it’ll be fine

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Gnome

Another interesting story about overheating computers can be found here (part of a larger article originally written by Gnome).

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It's enough to get your back up: Eight dual-bay SOHO NAS boxes

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Cloud vs NAS

NAS for me. The day I trust the cloud 100% to hold my data is when it's there to show a single photo of my ashes and I am past caring!

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No, Microsoft: Your one-billion Windows 10 goal is just sad ... really sad

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Re: "A billion ain't what it used to be"

Aye ~40-50 years ago - and you try and tell the young people of today that ..... they won't believe you.

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"A billion ain't what it used to be"

Too right - on this side of the pond (UK) it used to be 1,000,000,000,000!

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Windows 10: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE to Microsoft's long apology for Windows 8

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Re: Just one thing left to make it good

I wish they would put Quick Launch back in fully - it takes up far less room than the "pin to task bar" crap. It's still possible to use it (even on Windows 10) though attempting to get some of the "modern apps" to live in it is a bit fraught - shoving Edge in it will lose the icon on the next reboot.

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BONK! BONK! Windows 10 whack-a-mole – Microsoft still fixing bugs

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"How about a Raspberry Pi running Windows 10?"

Go wash your mouth out with soap and hydrochloric acid!

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Google bows to inevitable, stops forcing Google+ logins on YouTubers

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Mr Horowitz

"When we launched Google+, we set out to help people discover, share and connect across Google like they do in real life," said Horowitz.

"When we launched Google+, we set out to rip off Facebook and failed," said Horowitz.

FTFY, Mr Horowitz.

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We put Windows 10 on a small fondleslab: STILL not ready, 3 days to go

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Re: All around the world and I, I, I, cant find my . . .

Thanks Haku

Hadn't come across Everything before!

Cheers

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Happy 30th anniversary, Tengen! Your anti-DRM NES chip fought the law, and the law won

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@Sarah Balfour

Not exactly the real thing but these may help a little:

https://archive.org/details/amigaaction

Amiga Action at Bombjack

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

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Re: Ah, the good old days!

Yes, DME was my programming editor of choice as well. I wrote a whole bunch of useful macros for it.

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Were the FIRST AMERICANS really FIRST? MYSTERY of vanished 'Population Y'

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Or another take...

...here

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Google robo-car in rear-end smash – but cack-handed human blamed

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Re: Room for improvement

"the cars need to sense idiots on the road"

Add that in and they would all be nervous wrecks within a few hours!*

Also, how about adding front and rear mounted indelible paint/ink guns to mark the crashing perp should they decide to try to make a quick getaway after the "attempt to mate" event?

*especially if the software was written by the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation.

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Hands off, Apple! Irish dev studio sues over alleged iWatch infringement

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iHome

iThink someone's beaten you to it!

http://ihomeaudiointl.com/

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Did speeding American manhole cover beat Sputnik into space? Top boffin speaks to El Reg

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If manhole covers look a bit like dustbin lids...

...then I suspect it may have landed here.

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Mozilla's ‘Great or Dead’ philosophy may save bloated blimp Firefox

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That is (hopefully) good news

Firefox is still my browser of choice due to the multitude of developer add-ons that I've become familiar with and now rely upon over the years. However, if things like Classic Theme Restorer hadn't also been available to reverse many of the completely idiotic things Mozilla have tried to impose then I would have ditched it some time ago.

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Run Windows 10 on your existing PC you say, Microsoft? Hmmm.

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@ Boothy

Please don't feed the troll.

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ZOMBIE Commodore PET lurches out of its 1970s grave – as a FONDLESLAB

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Re: PET 2001

And then there was the SuperPET.

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Re: Can I play Bounty Bob Strikes Back?!?

You were lucky - we had to use semaphore...

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