* Posts by Ragarath

740 posts • joined 26 Aug 2009

Page:

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

Ragarath

May I ask what the difference is with small corporations compared to large? I have found they are most likely to slurp data given the chance.

2
5

Win10 PCs still stuck on slow boat from China, warehouses empty

Ragarath

Re: But... according to Microsoft

Well a friend of mine...

No I'll not go there, anecdotal is well, just that.

2
1

Riddle solved: Do bears crap in the woods? No – they're stressing out over drones instead

Ragarath

Re: Kill the buggers

Maybe one day we will be reduced to plastic bears, polystyrene eagles and polypropylene plants.

With the speed of that Eagle attack (around 5-6 seconds from take off) it may take a bit more than a drone to do away with them they'll be around for a while.

3
0

Stardock’s Start10 brings the familiarity of 7 to Windows 10

Ragarath

Re: Windows Explorer

I guess that for some Anonymous Cowards, reading the fucking comments are optional.

Although he is commenting on the Start Menu story I took the comment to mean he wanted an alternative for the Ribbon in Explorer. Seeing as that is what his post was about.

16
0

Techies! Shadow IT means you need to up your game

Ragarath

A tech nightmare waiting to happen!

“49 per cent [of employees] are more familiar and comfortable with the unapproved application, so using it helps them get their job done more quickly and easily”.

Also known as lazy employees that cannot be bothered to learn the way it is meant to be done. There are usually good reasons for one application or program being used over another. If every employee used what they want there would be no support department big enough.

Another 38 per cent of line of business employees fingered “slow or cumbersome IT approval processes for the needed service”, with almost a quarter stating “the unauthorised app met needs better than IT’s alternative.”

A quarter? (of 38% I might add so overall <10%?) Seriously that means 3 quarters thought the approved application or program was the better option. Sounds like troublemakers to me, you know the ones you can never satisfy because nothing is right unless they have full control of everything*.

I'm lucky that in my current position deciding what programs to have available is mostly a non-issue, at least at the moment. My last job though was a pain in the arse.

*until of course it breaks. Then it's IT's fault, not theirs for installing umpteen GB of crap and messing with settings they had no clue about.

10
12

Popping the Tesla S bonnet – to reveal SIX NEW FLAWS

Ragarath

I also wonder about that handbrake.. I'm not an expert, but shouldn't that particular bit be entirely mechanical?

Handbrakes on a lot of newer cars are now electronically controlled at the push of a button or even automatic. Run by small motors on the callipers if I'm not mistaken (I cannot afford one of these new fangled cars to check).

3
0

AIDS? Ebola? Nah – ELECTRO SMOG is our 'biggest problem', says Noel Edmonds

Ragarath

I was more impressed with this claim:

EMPpad PEMF technology produces an electromagnetic pulse at an intensity and frequency which mimics the earth’s magnetic field.

So it mimics the field that is already present around you? That's an easy claim to satisfy.

9
0

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

Ragarath

Re: Superpowers

I may as well claim that my first fart in 1955 included six hydrogen molecules which made it to the interstellar void.

That sir is ridiculous. Although, to put it in context, I do think you were well on your way to making a h-bomb.

2
0

A quarter of public sector IT workers have never used the cloud

Ragarath

Shh dont't tell them I said this...

Will someone please tell me just what the hell "using the cloud" actually MEANS?

It means, a cluster server with clients, you know exactly the same as we've been using for years. But remember, don't say I told you this or they will come out of the word-work explaining the small insignificant ways it differs and eat you for their lunch...

... or something like that.

1
0

TfL to splash £400m on networking deal, despite GDS opposition

Ragarath

Re: Radical Option

That were moved to the firm where it was outsourced, Fujitsu != TfL therefore even though the people doing the work are the same it is no longer in house.

0
0
Ragarath

Re: Radical Option

Don't be silly. If they are not seen to be using this new buzzword "outsourcing" and actually employ people for decent money they have no one to blame when it goes wrong.

4
0

Call that a mugshot? Aussie model/fugitive asks rozzers for more flattering pic

Ragarath

Re: Good God !!

is it me or is 1980's coder almost the new amanfrommars ?

It's just you I can actually understand 1980s_coder.

12
0

Windows 7 and 8.1 market share surge, XP falls behind OS X

Ragarath

Re: Well as usually those statistics must be taken with a _lot_ of salt

They represents the market shares of those people who don't block Javascript from non-trustworthy sources.

We'll lets be honest here, that is the majority.

10
0

It's the hottest day of the year. So check out John Lewis' Xmas tech range!

Ragarath

Re: Screw Christmas

Bah humbug

That is all.

5
0

Microsoft to release Visual Studio 2015 ahead of Windows 10

Ragarath

Re: ASP on Linux?

He even has the name wrong and is living in the past. ASP.NET is not ASP they are two totally different things.

1
0

Microsoft to offload display ads biz to ... hang on, AOL?

Ragarath

Re: Nice to see Reg and commentards keeping up.

What they mean is, "I don't like AOL so it must be dying".

I don't like them either, but you'll be surprised at the amount of people that do.

3
2

Why SpaceX will sort out Sunday's snafu faster than NASA ever could

Ragarath

Isn't Skylon a spaceplane, not a rocket and therefore not the equivalent?

3
1

Sky bangs on Ofcom's door – demands BT competition probe

Ragarath
Joke

Re: Without supporting Sky in any way...

Oooh, and did I mention my 100 Mb's pipe?

Yes, yes you did you complete and utter ********!

3
0

Amazon enrages authors as it switches to 'pay-per-page' model

Ragarath

Re: Use Large Fonts.

Not really a viable option on eBooks as you can change the size. I know it was a troll and arrggghhhh.... it's got me.

2
1

Another Insight exec spotted racing toward exit

Ragarath

Website

Well the new website they have up at least works faster then the rubbish they had before where you had to go make a cup of tea between each click.

Perhaps that's what they mean by "cloud"

0
0

Commish: Pssst, wanna see that Google chargesheet?

Ragarath

Re: Hah....

...most of those different ways, being owned by Google, perchance?

Don't be silly, there's the yellow pages, the BT Phone book, asking a neighbour (may or may not be a part of the Google Empire) and don't forget 118!

Edit: nearly forgot the bloke down the pub!

0
0

Employees love their IT departments (almost very nearly true)

Ragarath

I'm guessing if budget is non-existant they probably aren't paid to do the updates out of hours either.

That was what I was going to ask, what size company and on top of that budget are we talking here?

0
0

Why are there so many Windows Server 2003 stragglers?

Ragarath

Re: Lack of 32-bit Server platform

Why are 32bit applications holding you back? Yes 2008 is 64bit only but that is the Operating system. The OS can run 32bit applications, that is what SysWow is for.

Profits put before customers by Redmond again means they'll have diminishing customer numbers with every cycle.

I do have to say about this line, Profits, yes businesses need that to survive and is why they exsit and people have jobs etc. People that are still using a 12 year old operating system are not customers. They paid a very small amount for 12 years of support.

I have a single 2003 server that I have not yet moved over, there is no reason really except that I've been busy/lazy. Must get on with that.

Edit: James Turner got in there with the WOW stuff while I was typing.

3
0

OPEN WIDE: Microsoft Live Writer authoring tool going open source

Ragarath

Re: What licence?

'Open source' is about as definitive as 'real soon now'. It could be anything from GPL to blatant trap.

So you go straight to 'Trap' without waiting to see what occurs rather than actually looking at the direction Microsoft do seem to be taking now-a-days?

10
9

A pause in global warming? Pah, FOOLS. There was NO PAUSE

Ragarath

Heard it on the radio

I heard this on the radio driving in to work. Was not really paying much attention but it sounded like they had just played a numbers game to me.

And from this write up, it looks like I was right, another game of making up numbers. No wonder we cannot actually get to the bottom and agree on what is really happening to our planet.

19
9

Freeparking web hosting services go TITSUP after migration

Ragarath

And also a ...

website from the 1990's will be yours.

The service may be good, but that website really needs an update.

1
0

What does it take to find the Antikythera Mechanism? Underwater robots, of course!

Ragarath

Re: Nice work if you can get it

It may not be magnetic in and of itself but, do magnetic fields change when in it's presence?

Edit: I've just read that because bronze is a good electrical conductor a changing magnetic field can create eddy's in the bronze. This would seem a good way, assuming these eddy patterns are unique to bronze, would be a good way to find bronze. Not sure how true this is though.

0
0

EU net neutrality could kneecap the Tories' opt-out pr0n filter plans

Ragarath

Because all parents are as understanding of technology as all us that read these pages?

Ask a parent to set up filters and firewalls on their own so their children can't get access to anything unwanted. It's hard enough for those of us that do understand to get certain things blocked but others not blocked and having different settings for different users.

On the other hand you might be one of these people that thinks a parent can be watching over their children's shoulders 24 hours a day. Or maybe one of them that thinks you can have children grow up in this world and not touch the Internet until they are an adult and can actually consent to what they end up seeing.

There are things that I would like to block from my children that the set up of the Internet makes very hard without some central rating body rating all they can. Even then they cannot rate everything.

I don't agree with the filters and do not have them active, they should be off by default but available, to spout off that it's the parents fault is disingenuous at best.

6
17

UK surveillance commish asks CCTV operators to please be good

Ragarath
Joke

Re: That's some fancy painting with just a roller on a ...

Where's your joke icon?

Looks more like a brush to me. And I want one of them fancy ladders that can telescope to the height needed to write the top letters.

Also the blending of the paint is rubbish, he needed to get some quality paint so as not to get that blurring effect.

0
0

BT's taxpayer-funded broadband monopoly may lock out rivals, says independent report

Ragarath

BT Scope rubbish

It said the scheme also had the potential to create an incentive for BT to reduce the scope of its commercial investments in order to receive state funding for projects that would still be commercially viable without the aid.

Yep,happened at my cabinet. It was on BT's rollout plans (commercial) 2 years ago. Our authority got the government money and all of a sudden our cabinet was not viable. Our local scheme did not include our cabinet because it was on BT's commercial rollout. Now BT are only considering it because the local authority is trying to tack it on the end of their rollout.

We may still never see it, BT are most certainly doing the scope reduction thing with us.

11
1

Google to extend Hyderabad office into first non-US campus

Ragarath

Is this lack of diversity? Do they need to hire in equal amounts across all of these? Should any company do this?

What ever happened to hiring the best person for the job whomever they may be?

1
1

PHOTON SPACE SAIL successfully Kickstarted into orbit

Ragarath

A great use for Kickstarter!

This is what Kickstarter is good at! Allowing people to put money into projects like this that we would not normally hear about as it would all be done in academic circles.

I wish this project well.

7
0

Tough admin forces hacker to STRIP to PANTS, LEAP to his DEATH

Ragarath

Re: Client server

What if the only "hack" is client side? In that you are just modifying the data on your "own" system. As I understand it, that is how many of these doohickys work.

The problem is that a hack on the client side affects the server. All of the problems you describe provide false information to the server thus changing the servers data from what it "should" be. The client does not exist in isolation with these systems, they are interconnected.

8
0

Nothing BEATS a good anti-trust investigation, eh, Apple?

Ragarath

Re: Digital Downloads

Err... yes, analogue!

1
1

Wordpress munching contagion turns Linux servers into spam bots

Ragarath
Joke

SEE! Linux is EVIL after all!

Don't you dare try and pin it on that poor innocent program WordPress!

4
1

Inside the guts of Nano Server, Microsoft's tiny new Cloud OS

Ragarath

Re: It's the Applications Stupid!

You do realise it said many times through the article that the options for the full fat server are still there for those that need it?

3
1

Your new car will dob you in to the cops if you crash, decrees EU

Ragarath
Joke

Re: Gah!

The idea being that when you feel safer you become more complacent.

So we should make car seats out of razor blades. Also just say there is an airbag when there is not for 1 in a 100.

You'd drive safe just in case it was yours ;)

Other ideas welcome, it's too early for me.

14
0

Fed-up Colorado man takes 9mm PISTOL to vexing Dell PC

Ragarath

Re: Survived by a monitor and a keyboard

The cat had it!

10
0

BOFH: Explain? All we need is this kay-sh with DDR3 Cortexiphan ...

Ragarath
Joke

Re: Luckily Aussies are bi-lingual

Root means the same here when used in that way, it's just, you know; we know the difference between a bit or hardware and a Woman!

1
0

RADIOACTIVE WWII aircraft carrier FOUND OFF CALIFORNIA

Ragarath

Re: In California? Maybe

The exclusive economic zone is 200mi so 80km is well within that for California let alone the islands.

According to the wiki that rules them all this zone is mistaken as or at least used to be known as the territorial waters. In any case it still gives the "owner" certain rights, economic ones as you might expect which IMO would include things such as a wreck.

Read the wiki, it's quite informative http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Territorial_waters

2
0

You! GOOGLE! HAND OVER the special SAUCE, says Senate (of France)

Ragarath

Re: Competition?

Did Google it have the same ring all them years ago? I don't think it did. It's the same with everything that becomes a household name, the ring is there because of it's ubiquitous use.

0
0

Graphic designs: Six speedy 17-inch gaming laptops

Ragarath

Re: My son's Bargain Gaming Laptop ...

128TB at that price bargin!

1
0

'Hackers racked up $$$$s via the Android Play Store, and Google won't pay me back'

Ragarath

App Name

More importantly, what app do we need to avoid?

3
0

LA schools want multi-million Apple refund after kids hack iPads

Ragarath

The Register has contacted Apple and and is awaiting a response.

Good luck el'Reg, maybe just maybe this time they will!

Back on to the story surely with the control over the hardware and ecosystem Apple could lock this down tighter than a... well tight thing.

I would like to know more about the "hacks" and why oh why did they not recover the money from the students that did not hand them back? Please don't say they were leaving that up to Apple too rather than knowing who they were handing out the expensive toys to?

13
0

Welcome to the FUTURE: Maine cops pay Bitcoin ransom to end office hostage drama

Ragarath

Re: And why isn't the first word of advice to be

@Alan Brown

It sounds like you have a much bigger budget than most of us.

3
0

Treat us like the utilities we believe ourselves to be, say UK operators

Ragarath

Re: Shock news

Not when the telephone poles are stuck along the hedgeline (unlike a lot of mobile towers) and still have no power requirement or foundations.

0
0
Ragarath

Re: Shock news

Especially if a similar footprint such as a telephone pole costs BT effectively fuck all.

Erm, let's see.

A cell tower has foundations, equipment compound, electricity supply and site access needed.

A telephone pole has, well a hole in the ground.

How is that the same thing?

1
0

China's BYD ramps up 'leccycar battery production in challenge to Tesla

Ragarath

Sorry I had to...

Is that pronounced Giga or Jiga?

2
0

Doh! iTunes store goes down AFTER Apple Watch launch

Ragarath

@The Crow From Below

So you joined in Feb 2015 (just over two weeks ago) and your already bored with something that has been going on for at least 5 years.

Learn the history behind the El'Regs attitude towards Apple. I'm not going to tell you because you are obviously to lazy to find it yourself.

10
1

Page:

Forums