* Posts by Paul Woodhouse

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Must listen: We've found the real Bastard Operator From Hell

Paul Woodhouse

verra verra niiice...

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BOFH: Thermo-electric funeral

Paul Woodhouse

Since when did an IT professional use the word "Stuffed", the far more correct word in British English is of course "Fucked", "Knackered" would possibly be used if people of delicate disposition like most Americans were present.

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Chilling evidence emerges of Kilocat weapon

Paul Woodhouse

WTF did I just read?????

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Admin fishes dirty office chat from mistyped-email bin and then ...?

Paul Woodhouse

I once had something similar... but they had pictures attached... couldn't reach the delete key fast enough...

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Prof Hawking to mail postage-stamp space craft to Alpha Centauri using frickin' lasers

Paul Woodhouse

Lasers

why are the lasers going to be based on Earth?... wouldn't it be better and easier if they were in space?

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BOFH: Sure, I could make your cheapo printer perform miracles

Paul Woodhouse

Re: bit complex and risky

oh, that was just a little Samsung ML, it still put me on my arse... forgot the damn thing was still plugged in.

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bit complex and risky

talking the luser into using the PC PSU.. all you really need to do is talk them into lifting the printer cover off and poking about with a pen or a screwdriver in there... last time I did that, the really annoying thing was after the bang/flash and me landing on my arse, one of the directors actually asked me if there was any need for language like that...

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ESET blocks news sites

Paul Woodhouse

heh, when ESET b0rked the javascript detection el Reg was one of the sites I could get to... this time it was one of the few I couldn't..

bit meh... was all sorted and fixed within half an hour of me noticing it....

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Kik opens bot shop, promises world+dog access to teen market

Paul Woodhouse

There really is no such thing as bad publicity is there?.. I'd never heard of 'em before the JavaScript SNAFU...

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Commentard April Fool decries Blighty's dodecaquid

Paul Woodhouse

Re: " fair game for a ribbing."

Guessing thats London prices your talking there then :p...

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Re: " fair game for a ribbing."

I've never had an invite for a pint :(

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Woman scales Ben Nevis wielding selfie stick instead of ice axe

Paul Woodhouse

meh... she did something dumb, she got lucky and got away with it apart from bruised pride... the important point I think is that she's intelligent enough to fully realise it, apologies for it and then get on with life...

If your preaching about this incident I imagine you've never really had much of a life...

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Did climate change scare off vegan dinos for millions of years? 'Yes'

Paul Woodhouse

Re: only two-legged carnivores could thrive?

those were smallish 2 legged carnivores, quite likely they could have been insectivorous... or were specialists in chomping down on the equivalent of the naked mole rat...

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Spanish launch heroic bid to seize Brit polar vessel

Paul Woodhouse

I'm guessing RRS Biscuits has been mentioned many many times in the past...

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Paul Woodhouse

Top trolling...

and boo to whoever took the name out of the list... could have left it in there, might have made a few people like me learn a bit about an interesting historical figure we normally never would...

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Wait! Where did you get that USB? Super-stealthy trojan only drives stick

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@Dan

Next time it gets plugged into a computer that is connected to the internet, off all that data goes...

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Irish shun beer, whiskey in favour of … wine

Paul Woodhouse

Re: Bizzarro World

hmm, aye, I don't really get on with Japanese whisky either, I've sampled a few and they've all been 'nice' but I've never sampled one thats made me get my wallet out there and then and buy the bottle, Kavalan from Taiwan on the other hand is bloody awesome, if you just wanna get wrecked though, then yeah, go for Gao Liang Jiu, makes Tequila seem a bit wussy....

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Paul Woodhouse

Re: Bizzarro World

I'd say Taiwan has a good chance of taking that title (they make bloody good whisky themselves too)... they do drink rather a lot in France as well though although both places seem to prefer sherry bombs rather than peat monsters which I find rather puzzling...

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Flying Scotsman attacked by drone

Paul Woodhouse

Re: Think of the cost implications

I have to admit, I was amused with all the arguments on spelling before all this that no one had picked up on that.... in fact, I'd just hung up the flame proof suit when I saw your reply :p

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Re: @A Non e-mouse

planing on using the chicken gun or just dangling em off bridges?

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Think of the cost implications

They'll have to employee someone to scrape all the drones off the front.at every station....

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Telling your wife why you were fired is the only punishment

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Re: If you don't want to be traumatised by people's pictures ...

Unless of course your workmates are arseholes and have very small thumbnails that they call you over to have a look at and then blow it up right in your face when your trying to peer at it...

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Microsoft Surface Book: Shiny slab with a Rottweiler grip on itself

Paul Woodhouse

Re: looks much cheaper

Favorit, BAH too new... you need a proper RWD Skoda for real fun, I still class my old 136 Rapid as one of my best cars ever...

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The real question of course

is the hardware compatible with Mint?

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Microsoft has crafted a switch OS on Debian Linux. Repeat, a switch OS on Debian Linux

Paul Woodhouse

well, I notice Mark Russinovich of sysinternals fame seems to be having a hand in this, I'll have an optimistic outlook that MS (first time in ages I've not typed M$) aren't trying anything underhand...

its not a full blown OS by any stretch anyway, looks like its a useful bit of code for specific uses where Windows wouldn't be a good choice for anyway... can anyone in the know tell me how or why this is different from for example pfsense? or is it nothing to do with routing/firewalls at all, just switches?

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SQL Server for Linux: A sign of Microsoft's weakness. Sort of

Paul Woodhouse

Agreed, this is basically gunning for Oracle I suspect :)... no bad thing, SQL Server is about the one MS product I do prefer using over Open Source stuff a lot of the time... not dissing mySQL or Postgre if I spent more time with them I'd prob. be happier with them, but I really do like SQL Server for some reason...

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Paul Woodhouse

Re: .NET stored procedure

in fairness he does say that it took less development and support effort than using an external process, guessing as it was part of a degree he would have had to have written an external process from scratch to do it... in the real world though, you'd prob. just grab an existing tool to do it...

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Re: .NET stored procedure

damn yeah, why can't SQL server support regex properly?, thats about the only use I have for .net assemblies in SQL server..

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Microsoft sneaks onto Android while Android sneaks onto Windows

Paul Woodhouse

Re: The future creeps closer...

yeah, I read that, then looked at the downvotes and chuckled...

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Borked ESET antivirus update says entire web is too risky to browse

Paul Woodhouse

aren't they Malta based?

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didn't cause major upsets, brought up a trojan warning about the MSN homepage, blocked access to a proboards page I tried going on, brought up trojan warnings about a few other pages, IIRC, codeproject was one, thereg wasn't...

was fixed the next time ESET updated...

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Who hit you, HP Inc? 'Windows 10! It's all Windows 10's fault'

Paul Woodhouse

Re: Win-10-nic lowering new PC sales (as expected)

HP Printers are a PITA with Terminal Services as well... I steer people to Canon usually or to Samsung for little Desktop printers...

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Depressed? Desperate for a ciggie? Blame the Neanderthals

Paul Woodhouse

nope, will have been greatx500 grandma, seems geneflow only came from the paternal side...

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Who would code a self-destruct feature into their own web browser? Oh, hello, Apple

Paul Woodhouse

Jesus Christ, I'm only trying to permanently traumatise the poor sod, no need to go that far..

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Anyone else think that purely for research he should use IE through WINE or something like that for a week and then report back?...

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Go phish your own staff: Dev builds open-source fool-testing tool

Paul Woodhouse

hmm, I once did something similar with an Excel spreadsheet, it wrote the current logged in username into idiotlist.txt file on my server when opened and I then sent it to everyone from a throwaway email account ... I was actually quite impressed with just how few of them opened it, out of about 400 users, only 3 names ended up in the list... *sigh* one of them 4 times...

on opening it silently wrote the name into the idiot list and then popped up a msgbox saying "HAHA, you've been infected with a virus, tell your IT monkey"...

only 1 of them told me...

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Xombrero browser replacement

Paul Woodhouse

must be able to find a copy of AOL Explorer somewhere, bet my parents still have a CD lying about...

or maybe Comodo Dragon?

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

hmmm, maybe not... suppose you could get the source of chromium and hack it to whatever you want....

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Danish Sith Lord fined in Galactic Republic rumpus

Paul Woodhouse

I'm sure I remember seeing a vid somewhere of some mega geeky role-players where one had shot the other with a crossbow and tried casting +speed 20 on himself before running away from the cops or something dumb like that, must have been a sketch show...

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Windows 10 will now automatically download and install on PCs

Paul Woodhouse

Re: What's all fuss is about ?

Please explain why not...

about the only thing I can think of is people who need to use Sage..

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Hackers mirror 250GB of NASA files on the web

Paul Woodhouse

Re: Too much X-Files watching

you Jammy bastard... :p...

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'Here are 400,000 smut sites. Block them' says Pakistani telco regulator

Paul Woodhouse

400,000 blocked.... only another 4.0 Billion porn sites to find and block... (assuming IPV4 of course)

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It's 2016 and idiots still use '123456' as their password

Paul Woodhouse

Re: Short is best

lol, I used to use asda for the same reason...

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El Reg mulls entering Robot Wars arena

Paul Woodhouse

easy... just use some sort of drone with some soft of liquid squirter, fly above the other robots and get their main PCB's pissed wet through...

would that be cheating though?

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Server retired after 18 years and ten months – beat that, readers!

Paul Woodhouse

I replaced a win2k Domain Controller with a Zentyal box about 2 weeks ago, not sure exactly how long it had been running for, but certainly 10 years, closed an office not all that long ago where the firewall was one of those ancient shuttle boxes that had been running IPCop for God knows how long...

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Stephen Hawking reckons he's cracked the black hole paradox

Paul Woodhouse

Re: So what is it?

I think ... we've been here before...

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BOFH: Taking a spin in a decommissioned racer? On your own grill cam be it

Paul Woodhouse

Re: Lotus

I'd far rather have a datty 510 with an FJ20ET in it than any crappy old Ford...

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Longing to bin Photoshop? Rock-solid GIMP a major leap forward

Paul Woodhouse

Re: time to leave photoshop?

run it alongside shotwell,... works for me...

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Help! What does 'personal conduct unrelated to operations or financials' mean?

Paul Woodhouse

Told the BOFH and PFY that they were going to be working over Crimbo while the rest were off, without overtime... obviously thats not what he got sacked for, but thats what started it....

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HPE's private London drinking club: Name that boozer

Paul Woodhouse

Soul/Work Interface

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404

lp0 on fire

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