101 posts • joined 6 Nov 2009
Is the OS XP?
I 'had' to load up an XP Pro SP2 VM yesterday for a specific application.
And I don't see the NHS moving away from this anytime soon.
Re: "they don’t disconnect the call [..] you are actually still speaking to the fraudster"
The calling party not hanging up the phone causes me no end of problems!
If it's a call from a mobile, landline/ISDN it simply doesn't time out!
I noticed this in the 80s when a friend called (I was in my teens) and put the phone down saying I would
Call him back in an hour.
When I picked the phone up I thought the line was dead, but he was still holding the phone to his ear
And this still happens to this day
Re: Upgrade to XP now.
I noticed that a few years ago
Many of the ships systems were running DOS 3.1 for sonar or simply NAV stuff for the scientists onboard, it was pretty much all they understood!!
What is this yahoo! thing you mention?
Re: Would love to buy a Teamviewer License
I'm now a 'one man band operation'
I purchased Teamviewer with a tiny bit of my redundancy pay in 2013 (few hundred quid)
The only annoying thing is the only way to upgrade to the latest version is to pay again
So I'm stuck with the version I purchased, and a teamviewer_QS I host on my website
I like teamviewer, although LMI was good for certain things
'CITRIX' makes me cry, it's the bane of my life, 'hate' is too soft a word
It's not just Santander....
I opened an account with Natwest a few months ago, using a specific email address only for them
Started getting spam to that address after a few weeks, with zipped attachments!
When I complained, they said my system was probably infected and I should call in an expert!
I think they must 'sell' their email lists to the highest bidder
I use Oracle virtualbox on my server
Quad core 8gb with 6tb storage
my vms are Win 98, Win xp, win Vista, win 7 & win 8.1
as long as you don't start them all up at the same time it's fine
just dedicate 1 cpu core per vm and you'll be fine
External HDD, placed in the glove box/door of your car, unlikely to loose both!
Tried this today!! This caused very strange issues
Win 7 ultimate crashed with 99% CPU usage & 7.82Gb of memory usage
Really weird as I've used other cloud backup facilities in the past
Event viewer logged errors I've never seen before, will check on them tomorrow!
Nothing special about my home setup, just a Win 7 ULT box, with Google Docs attached
Had to uninstall it after a reboot into safe mode!
Now stable after removal
Will try this in the VM at a later date
Thought it was safe as it was posted on El Reg!!!!!
Please be careful people!
I thought the NHS / Government Orgs had an 'Airlock' between internal systems & the real internet
I look after some NHS monitoring systems and they are pretty locked down, no need for AV
as you can't get to the Internet from them, even though they are visible from the outside for me.
There are still loads of old IBM pcs out there!
Back in the 80's, I was fixing IBM pc's and learning about MS-Dos....
I guess that's why I'm still fixing them today, in some respect
Recently had a problem with a very old PC, MS-Dos 6.22 I think, could I find any disks to reload it?
and where do you get an antique copy of some spreadsheet s/w (can't remember the name off hand)
But a quick post to freecycle and all the disks magically turned up
Getting it to run on a 'newer' PC was another problem as the IBM P/S2 had completely fried itself.
Godspeed, Mr. Lowe.
I thought it was now global wetting!!
Re: This is supposed to be a tech site
Re: Working out of London Office?
I work 99% from home, I own a mobile, but only use it for making phone calls. (Apparently my phone can do millions of things, I just don't need them)
Why so late in the day?
Wouldn't it be better to launch between 9 or 10 am?
Then you'd have a chance to track and recover in daylight!
Re: I haven't seen the ad
I don't have TV here!!
I haven't seen the ad
Can someone post a link please?
My wife has one of those!
Re: How to survive in the countryside
I have a friend who lives in rural South Carolina
When she drives she always has a booze drink in her cup holder
Usually a pint & a half off White Russian, with hardly any milk in it!
Are there any IT jobs in Ecuador?
I'm currently looking!
If they want to build infrastructure, security etc then I'm your guy
Please look me up
I think this is a great idea
My mother recently had a fall and broke her hip. She wasn't close to her landline and it took her 3 hours to crawl to the phone to call for help!
A Mobile may have helped in this case and I'm all for it.
I kind off disagree
I pretty much purchase every DVD I've every downloaded or streamed
But I do so at a local car boot sale for £1.00 each and they are not copies (I check)
There is much to be gained from a wonder round at 7am on a Sunday morning!
30 Meters from Exchange.....
Super fast broadband over copper
never less than 60MBits
Only had 12 - 20 hours outage in 8 years!
Re: completely useless beyond a few niche users
Bus and train services in Cornwall are available but less than practical...
To get to Truro from where I live on a bus will take over 2 hours and require 2 changes
And there is only one bus service that can get me there for 9am (start of work)
To take a train takes 30 mins minimum, and I still have to get to a station - 20 mins average
The cost is also so high, that driving makes it cheeper and I can choose when I leave home or work
I tested an Electric Car a while back, for a week, it costed a lot to recharge at home - approx £3.80 per night
And to recharge at work approx £5.60 (Tarriff thing I guess)
So altogether approx £9.40 a day total and the round trip was 48 miles
My petrol car does 40mpg approx, so a tank (£60) will last all week, with shopping trips etc
An EV would cost me £47 just to get to work, never mind anything else.
If I had to go to a site visit, it just wouldn't be practical. 150 mile range is rubbish
What can be achieved with a few spectrums and C64s
I've been seeing the spam all week
All coming from compromised accounts overseas
I've even advised some off them by phone to change their passwords
Well at least we never click on stupid links!
Icon - Yahoo!
Re: AAAHH MOTHERLAND!
Do you realise how much that costs?
Where is the cars URL?
The chances of anything coming from mars.....
Are a million to one he said!
I had the misfortune
To visit a tea plantation in Sri Lanka
I nearly prchased a kilo of the stuff to bring home
Luckily, I tried a cup before purchasing, and it was terrible
Even the processing plant stank, but I thought, well that must be the process!
How wrong can one be!
There is no menu on it!
Where do you click for File & Save As?
Why can't C&W customers...
Simply re-route their outgoing call to BT
All they need to do is dial 1280 before the number...
I had a letter from him when I was 10, Inviting me to join his news letter
Which I did, and received until recently
He was such an inspiration to me over the years, as was Carl Sagan
A toast to you my friend, I hope you're up there enjoying the 'SPACE'
Re: Double Fail
/me quickly takes down postit notes from my wall and writes the passwords in our little black book!!!!
The shame I will now suffer
Those are dev passwords i.e. Zaq12wsx or Xsw23edc
easy as pie if you use one starting with the website first letter theregister.co.uk could be Tgbnhy65
up or down and around, meets the usual 8 letter/numeric restrictions
Beer, as it's a good way to forget the passwords you've used
BTW my former IT manager locked the whole company to use Password10 with no option to change ever! WTF
I've got a spare -80 freezer....
If you need to test it at low temps like the upper atmosphere
Beer because, well done so far guys
Re: At first I was excited by this news...
Ditto & I got a bloody key that I don't need or want!
Re: I think we have a millipede living in our house!
Naaaa, can buy anything I want!
Quick ring a scientist
You have a centipede that can count out loud!
I think we have a millipede living in our house!
There must be, I can see at least 200 pairs off shoes by the front door
Only 4 off them belong to me
That leaves 196 pairs belonging to 1 other adult and 2 children
Someone in our house has an obsession with shoes?
but it not on the 13th
international dateline anyone?
looks like the 14th @ 18.45
Re: I predict anguish
Why would there be any anguish
Office 2003 is fantastic and can read DOCX documents perfectly with the addon
I've just decided I've got too much junk
Oh my, what have I got?
We are lucky that the place we live in has a few dry out buildings, one of which has a walk in freezer - unused.
All the buildings are full floor to ceiling with boxes of old IT kit, towers, routers, drives of all sorts.
Loads of old CRT monitors and working LCD screens.
About 20 plastic boxes of cable, no idea whats in them.
My office is pretty clear, though, on 25 assorted hard drives and a few DVD drives.
All needs to be got rid off, but I will shed a tear, if I have to dump it!
Nuke, in case it all ens up landfill!
Re: IT departments
I would worry if they did
Can you imagine the damage it could cause!
If he did go to the moon then wow what a achievement!
If he didn't go then wow what a photo shoot
I rather doubt that there are any infected routers
or am I missing something?
If there were routers affected, then wouldn't there be other isseus?
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