* Posts by Lord Lien

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Adobe, Level 3 drive a stake through heart of vid-stream creature before it attacks again

Lord Lien

Wonder if I can patent......

... trolling on the internet? I would make a small fortune! Hell, I would even sue me for this post! Wonder how much I'm worth in court? 50p & nipple rub?

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BOFFINS: Oxygen-free, methane-based ALIENS may EXIST on icy SATURN moon Titan

Lord Lien

Re: Cheers, Graham, have an ear worm.

"We come in peace. Shot to kill!"

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C’mon Lenovo. Superfish hooked, but Pokki Start Menu still roaming free

Lord Lien

Pokki.

Found its way on to a machine I was looking at a few weeks ago. It was a new machine out of the box, so I was wondering where it came from. Looks like HP have it as part of their default build/install.

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Adobe and software pals haul Forever 21 to court over piracy allegations

Lord Lien

Re: Happens too often

I recommend Gimp (http://www.gimp.org) as its multi platform, over paint.net.

Most users never use the full functionality of MS Office/Photoshop so the free alternatives are ideal for them, but from years of being in the game it seems people turn their noses up at them, as they have a "because they are free, they must be crap" attitude.

I got story a few years back where I managed to recover a powerpoint that got corrupt some how. MS Office would not open it but I was able in OpenOffice. I was not a full restore but well over 60% of it was back & I got a six pack as a thanks. Always nice thank you in my eyes ;)

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Lord Lien

Most IT bods have installed software on a moody licence at some point in their career, purely out of necessity. A company I worked at many moons ago were audited & it turns out two office licences were used twice, not bad for a company of about 400+ users. We were expecting worse. The company that did the audit were more concerned about the font licences than anything else.

Don't think most people know that fonts need to be licensed. Had a company merge with another one & had the magic words :-

"Can we put these fonts on the font server?"

"Yeap, if you show me the licences."

"Err, err, err"

"& don't even think about installing them locally!"

Adobe, Microsoft & Symantec don't go after a company thats missing 1 or 2 licences, so I do wonder how bad it is & who's going to get the chop at Forever 21 once its all over. They will need a sacrificial lamb.

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Boffins now one step closer to male birth control pill

Lord Lien
Joke

Re: And the IT angle

"Bob" will always have a weaker encryption algorithm. I've tried to so hard to crack my "Alice" encryption over the years.... I find it easer just to take the dog for a walk & hope the storm blows over by the time I get back :)

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'Kickass' Somali pirates get their asses kicked by Japanese ass-kickers

Lord Lien

"ACCESS TO THE WEBSITES LISTED ON THIS PAGE HAS BEEN BLOCKED PURSUANT TO ORDERS OF THE HIGH COURT" The many joys of having BT as an ISP..... wonder how you get around that ;) lol

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Uber hits PANIC BUTTON after India threatens to BAN dial-a-car firm

Lord Lien

Google's driverless cars.....

..... one step closer to Total Recall.

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Nork-ribbing flick The Interview AXED: Sony caves under hack terror 'menace'

Lord Lien
Joke

Blame game should start now so....

.... is it safe to get my popcorn out, or just leave it where it is & move long as there is now nothing to see!

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VINYL is BACK and you can thank Sonos for that

Lord Lien

Re: how to give your Vinyl a "deep clean" using wood glue

This does not work. Mate of mine tried it a few years back. Lighter fluid & a soft cloth seems to work better.

Still got my 1210's, going strong since 1998 :)

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Pro-ISIS script kiddies deface West Yorkshire egg-chasers' site

Lord Lien

At what point are we....

.... supposed to be quaking in our boots, hiding under a bed & generally running around like a headless chicken over this hack?

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Trolls have DARK TETRAD of personality defects, say trickcyclists

Lord Lien

Trolls....

.... some can be very amusing. Like the person who got Donald Trump re-tweet the picture of the Wests & he threatened to sue.

Anyone who plays any MMO will know that trolling goes on constantly, its relentless on some games. Trade in WoW (on US servers) for example, just mention the current president & his healthcare plan, then watch the comments go!

In my old age you just shake your head & remember what on-line games were like back in the 90's. Oh the same! People trolling, just not as much of it due to the number of players online back then?

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It's not you, it's Three. Mobe network goes titsup across UK

Lord Lien

3.

I have had the miss fortune of dealing with there support desk once.

"My mobile data is not working"

"Have you tried rebooting the phone"

"Its not the phone because if I go into another town it works fine, I have been to the local 3 store & they are having the same issue"

"Have you tried rebooting your phone"

"Can you pass me on to some one who knows what they are talking about please as you clearly do not"

....... Think you can take an educated guess at what the next person said. Was not until I got a Level 3 (what ever one of them was) that I finally got some one who had a slight clue. It took them over a month to fix what ever the problem was. Apparently there was a faulty tower (Yes, I have a image of John Cleese in my head now) in our area. Once the contract is up in a few months I think its time to bin 3.

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So long Lotus 1-2-3: IBM ceases support after over 30 years of code

Lord Lien

Re: Notes

Notes..... Shivers down my spine. Notes client was one of the worst bits of bloatware to ever grace a P.C.

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What the BLOCK? Microsoft to gobble Minecraft-maker 'for $2bn'

Lord Lien
Alien

Can I pull the....

o.O face?

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Use home networking kit? DDoS bot is BACK... and it has EVOLVED

Lord Lien

"Or that ANY home user would TOLERATE that situation." Most "home" users are not tech savvy as the people that read The Register. So long as their internet works the average Joe would be oblivious if their home router was hackable.

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Virgin Media blocks 'wankers' from permissible passwords

Lord Lien

On the subject of wankers........

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=NvjioW0bI1s

;)

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Pentagon hacker McKinnon reinvents himself as SEO guru

Lord Lien

Re: I suggest..........

Think the US will leave him well alone to be honest. They got egg on there face over this farce & the only winners in this case are the lawyers. A 10 year case, thank you very much ladies & gentlemen where do we cash in these cheques......

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Apple fanbois SCREAM as update BRICKS their Macbook Airs

Lord Lien

One of the few things Apple do is let you replace hardware if its there fuck-up! Few years back I had a MAC Book Pro that was out of warranty & due to a known fault with that model they replaced it, even tho it was well over 6 months past the 1 year warranty. Only thing I will say was the issue did not manifest until I upgraded from 10.6 to 10.8 if memory serves me right.

Thinking about it HP/Compaq have also done the same thing before for me. Replaced hardware even tho it was out of warranty but it was a known fault.

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Running the Gauntlet: Atari's classic ... now and then

Lord Lien
Childcatcher

Re: Loved the original arcade version

Double Dragon was one of the few games I could do on one credit! That & Golden Axe, both easy games to clock. :)

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Friends don't let friends use Internet Explorer – advice from US, UK, EU

Lord Lien
Boffin

A bug in IE that could potentially...

... let some one take control of your machine. History repeating? See you in the comments section about this time next year for the next one.

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As WinXP death looms, Microsoft releases its operating system SOURCE CODE for free

Lord Lien

Re: Xtree.....

Please do your homework on what Windows 1 was...... it was a file manager for DOS & not a OS.

Unless your just about to rock my world.... so please go ahead, I'm all ears so to speak.

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Lord Lien

Xtree.....

... was so much better than Windows 1.

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Microsoft was 'willing' to buy WhatsApp says Bill Gates

Lord Lien

Dam.....

..... I'm showing my age as I had to Google both of them. Kathy Lloyd & Maria Whitaker when I were a wee lad what now seems like centuries ago!

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Microsoft to push out penultimate XP patch on March Patch Tuesday

Lord Lien

Re: Dearly departed.

"No other details are available at this time." Lies…. his last reported words were "I REGRET NOTHING!" ;)

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Botnet masters using Tor to hide control tools for ZOMBIE SLAVES

Lord Lien

"Darknet"

Anyone else hate that term?

I'll go back to sleep now!!!

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Two in five Brits cough up for CryptoLocker ransomware's demands

Lord Lien

@ Amorous Cowherder

I've been doing it 20 years & people still store work in the recycle bin. I had an "incident" last week which went to HR. So if you can't educate against people STILL doing this how can you educate them into very basic security?

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Apple Mac Pro: It's a death star, not a nappy bin, OK?

Lord Lien

Re: |'m not quite sure I get it

"An iMac looks very swish and neat on the receptionist's desk - but for the power users I'm not quite sure how they're expected to justify the cost." I have a few power users (doing design, basic video editing & all manor of technical stuff) on IMAC's. So long as you don't have to be mobile, they are quite a good alternative to Mac Pro's with a screen, saves on desk space…. well underneath the desks anyway :)

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Lord Lien

But….

….. can you play Doom on it?

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EVE Online erects mashed-up memorial to biggest space fight in history

Lord Lien

Eve....

... never quite got into it, being a big fan of Elite in the 80/90's you would have thought it would have been right up my street.

The new "Elite - Dangerous" (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1461411552/elite-dangerous) might be too late. Never know!

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Symantec: WA-HEY... profits. But security firm's sales won't budge

Lord Lien

Symantec Endpoint Protection….

Like using water as sun cream! Not effective!

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IT executive at JP Morgan dies in fall from bank's London HQ

Lord Lien

Re: did he damage the roof of the building

"1 I think I can fly - drugs etc" /facepalm…. such a cliché statement.

To quote Bill Hicks " 'Young man on acid, thought he could fly, jumped out of a building. What a tragedy.' What a dick! Fuck him, he’s an idiot. If he thought he could fly, why didn’t he take off on the ground first?"

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Globe grabbin,’ sphere slammin’, orb-tossin’, pill poppin’... Speedball

Lord Lien

Re: Best. Game. Ever.

Track & Field came before DTD if memory serves me right. Went through a few keyboards with that game.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Track_%26_Field_(video_game)

Both good games :)

* Edit just done my home work, DTD was released on the home computer before Track & Field. There you go, what does this old fart know lol

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Facebook coughs up $33.5k... its BIGGEST bug bounty EVER

Lord Lien
Pint

Lend me a tenner Reginaldo Silva….

…. still got another week till I get paid! I'll use the money to test my DDOS/SQL/Flux Capacitor injection technique on the beer pumps in my local. In theory it works, but I need to test it in the wild! ;)

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Feds cuff revenge smut site boss Hunter Moore on hacking charges

Lord Lien

Re: Get Godwin's law out of the way first

Hitler is alive & well. He can be found at http://www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com

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LogMeIn: We're stopping our free offering from, errrm, NOW

Lord Lien

Will be LMI..

… who soon. Even Chrome supports remote desktop sessions for free. So many alternatives (been a teamviewer use for years now) wonder if they are going to go the way of Real & end up on the scrap heap of technology/software we used to use.

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'You win, Kanye': Coinye creators throw in towel after rapper sues

Lord Lien

Re: Humourless.

Not for his lawyers. They must be making a small fortune protecting his name/image. Think I'm in the wrong job some times.

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Jokesters develop new cryptocurrency using Kanye West's FACE

Lord Lien

Re: Can you buy fish sticks with it?

@ Crisp... That amused me no end :) Keep up the good work ;)

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BlackBerry sues American Idol host's company for 'blatant' patent infringement

Lord Lien

Think there website has been hacked....

... some evil little shite has defaced the website & put "a world leader in mobile communications" on there!

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Alicia Keys throws in towel on BlackBerry's creative director job

Lord Lien
Megaphone

Black Who?

Come in BB your time is up. Palm & Nokia have a place for you in the tech retirement home with them!

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Joke no more: Comedy virty currency Dogecoin gets real in big Xmas heist

Lord Lien
Coat

Dogecoin is dead! Long live CoinYe West!

"CoinYe West is the da newest bad ass currency on da web, yo hear me dogs!"

Sorry I tried my dam hardest to be down with the youth of today..... My excuse is that I have failed to have my morning cup of tea & bacon sandwich. Mental note, NEVER attempt humor with out bacon!... EVER! :)

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Sega’s Out Run: Even better than the wheel thing

Lord Lien

Re: This and Space Harrier

I managed to save a 4 player Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles machine from the tip back in the late 90's. It's been sat in my sisters garage ever since, gathering dust. I bet it does not even turn on now!

This does mean I can legally play it on M.A.M.E tho ;)

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NYC attorney seeks mobe-makers' help to curb muggings

Lord Lien

Re: Block by IMEI

I never understood why they don't do it state side. Back in Blighty I know they do this. Simple solution.... to a problem & people want to over complicate it?

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Taliban official's email blunder leaks 400+ contacts

Lord Lien
Devil

@ Matt....

Politicians make promises all the time, they never keep.....

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McKinnon will not be extradited to the US, says Home Secretary

Lord Lien

Re: Hoorah!

Or any other country that has an extradition treaty with the US.........

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Huawei says US probe had 'predetermined outcome'

Lord Lien
Coat

Re: "Huawei says US probe had 'predetermined outcome'"

LOL now that was funny...

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Rapper rips up Microsoft's Atlanta store during performance

Lord Lien
Facepalm

Nice way to get some FREE press....

.. for MGK. Do wonder who told him to be a "bad boy gangsta thug". Did he work that out himself, or did the artist management team behind him tell him to do it?

"You will be the most 'biatchin' gansta' ever if you do it"

"But I don't want too"

"Do it or we pull your contract! You need some press coverage"

"Yes, boss"

We need a Bill Hick icon.... for those that know.....

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Lord Lien
Thumb Up

Re: You can't sing, you can't play, and you look awful.

Kit Kat advert from many, many, many moons ago :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=duE5rR4SkSA

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Google to rent Chromebooks for $30 per month

Lord Lien

/yawn.....

A computer that you can only surf the web on....... They are called Mobile phones & most of us have them now.

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