* Posts by Montreal Sean

187 posts • joined 19 Nov 2010

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Remember Netbooks? Windows 10 makes them good again!

Montreal Sean

Re: Madness

Poor hdd must be getting a thrashing if you have dueling partitions!

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Who wants a quad-core 4.2GHz, 64GB, 5TB SSD RAID 10 … laptop?

Montreal Sean

Re: at $5000

Depends what your use case is.

There are a few departments at Bombardier Aerospace that are equipped with $15k workstations.

I'm sure these laptops might be of use to them, should they require some mobility...

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

Montreal Sean

Re: I was 5 or 6

Lynx browser for Mac? Last updated in 2014...

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Give me POWER! Under resourced, overloaded - a moving story

Montreal Sean

Redundancy when it comes to power

When installing servers, always plug the redundant power supplies into different power strips in the rack.

Each power strip should go to its own upswhich should be plugged into different circuits at the wall.

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'Printer Ready'. Er… you actually want to print? What, right now?

Montreal Sean

@Doctor Syntax

The old HP Colour LaserJet 4500 meets most of your requirements.

You could park your car on top of it and it would laugh at you.

What it won't do, though, is print for you. Sure, it will warm up for 45 minutes, then make a lot of printing type noises, and finally barf out the entire contents of the magenta toner.

It might also give you a paper feed error, so you think it might have actually tried to do its job...

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Montreal Sean

Re: It seems...

Xerox workcenter and newer HP LaserJet printers run a high risk of needing new formatter boards if you power them off before they have completely finished powering up.

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Troubled Toshiba ponders selling chips to save its flash bacon

Montreal Sean

Toshiba hard drives.

I won't be sad to see them go the way of the dinosaurs.

Unreliable spinning rust they are.

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BOFH: I want no memory of this pointless conversation. Alcohol please

Montreal Sean

Re: One can only wonder

23:00 closing time? Ouch.

Pubs here are open until 01:00 or 02:00 during the week, and until 03:00 on Friday and Saturday.

The convenience stores have to stop selling alcohol at 23:00 though...

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Russian Pastafarian wins right to bear colander

Montreal Sean

Re: Lots of holes in his argument

You could say it is a spaghetti incident waiting to happen.

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You've heard of Rollercoaster Tycoon – but we can't wait for Server Tycoon

Montreal Sean

Re: Microsoft and UNIX admins coding?

$30k two months salary for someone in IT?

Where are these jobs that pay $15k a month?

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Chinese unleash autonomous airborne taxi

Montreal Sean

Re: Ahhh... those who can't spell, off with they're heads

Ahhh....Those who can't figure out when to use "an" and "a", and who can't spell " spelling", off with their hedz!

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We're all really excited about new smartphones, laptops, tablets – said no one ever

Montreal Sean

Still no reason to upgrade my kit.

Bought my Mac Mini in 2012, maxed out the RAM and swapped in an ssd.

Was given a Lenovo T420 by my employer.

I have a BB Z10 and an original Moto G LTE.

I haven't seen any convincing reason to replace any of it.

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Thinking of buying a Surface? Try a modular OLED Thinkpad first

Montreal Sean

Re: At last!

That's not malware, it's "opt-in", value added software!

You did opt-in, didn't you? I mean, you bought the laptop right?

Oh, you thought the value it added was for you? Silly person, why should it add value to you?

</sarcasm>

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France says 'non' to Wi-Fi and Tor restrictions after terror attack

Montreal Sean

Re: You fucking idiots!

Down voted for gratuitous use of expletives.

Your argument may be a good one, but it loses much with the language.

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If it still works six months from now, count yourself lucky

Montreal Sean

Toshiba hard drives.

Drives so crap that even Toshiba puts other vendor HDDs in their laptops.

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

Montreal Sean

Re: And I had a boss who bought a red porsche before making 2000 redundant

The owner of the last company I worked for made an announcement at the company Christmas party in 2008 during the recession in Canada.

"We made a profit this year even with the recession, but the profit was the same as last year. Because we didn't increase profits there will not be any raises, and last year's raise will be rolled back."

Then a few minutes later he tells us about the brand new Maserati he just bought, so he could give last year's model to his son.

It was the last company party I went to. I left for a competitor and a $10k raise a month later.

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Irish electricity company threatens to cut off graveyard

Montreal Sean

re: At least they are making no bones about it.

Well, the occupant is taking it lying down...

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Montreal Sean

Re: I've been to Castlegregory

Just make sure you purchase a return ticket.

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Network problems? It's not just you. Level3 outages reported in the US

Montreal Sean

Re: OOPS

Speaking of gas lines...

Pretty much every time any sewer system repairs are done in my neighborhood, the city manages to break a natural gas line.

They hit the one that feeds several neighbouring blocks, and the flames were a good twenty feet high until the gas company arrived to shut the line.

No injuries or explosions yet.

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Commentard achieves bronze badge, goes directly to jail

Montreal Sean

Re: I've been around here for ages

I'll take jail.

Keep those <blink> tags away from me!

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Amazon vendors flog thousands of rooted, malware-laden tablets

Montreal Sean

@James 51

I loved my Playbook too.

I still prefer its UI to Android or iOS, just as I prefer BBOS 10's UI.

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Drug-smuggling granny's vagina holds Kinder surprise

Montreal Sean

Re: Nooooooo!

How am I supposed to give Kinder eggs to my kids now?

They love those eggs.

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Why was the modem down? Let us count the ways. And phone lines

Montreal Sean

Re: Sheer Luxury

Ones and zeros? You were cutting edge!

All I had was zeros.

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If MR ROBOT was realistic, he’d be in an Iron Maiden t-shirt and SMELL of WEE

Montreal Sean

Re: Movie OS

Userfriendly was/is popular with many people due to its active message board/forum.

I will admit it has been several years since I last visited so I may be wrong and it may have died out.

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Bacon as deadly as cigarettes and asbestos

Montreal Sean

Re: Wouldn't be worth it...

@45RPM

Here in Montreal, Quebec, I had to wait 20 hours for emergency surgery for a complete bowel obstruction. And I came in by ambulance screaming from pain evey time I was moved even slightly.

They pumped me full of morphine, stuck me on a bed in a hall, and after almost 10 hours they got around to doing an ultrasound to find said obstruction.

I almost died during the surgery too.

The weird part? I still think the public health system did a fair job.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Itty-bitty pyttipanna

Montreal Sean

Polluting his soul.

I think it was too late by the time he reached the hot dog vendor, he'd already polluted his body with alcohol.

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VW’s case of NOxious emissions: a tale of SMOKE and MIRRORS?

Montreal Sean

Re: 'Greater Good', or emissions trading

I often think that engine start/stop systems are another way for manufacturers to make money.

You are adding a lot of wear and tear to your starter, and I'm betting those starters have some fancy doodads that result in a higher replacement cost for the customer.

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Shock: Smartphone app to protect kids online does quite the opposite

Montreal Sean

Obviously somebody was thinking of the children.

And how easy they could make it for people to steal the children's data.

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Asus ZenBook UX305: With Windows 10, it suddenly makes perfect sense

Montreal Sean

Re: Where the hell do you buy Asus?

Direct from TechData maybe?

Or do they not have an online store for consumers?

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World finally ready for USB-bootable OS/2

Montreal Sean

Re: Ahhh OS/2 Warp

I actually got OS/2 Warp 3 to install after a couple of tries and a floppy drive replacement.

I kept it for a couple of days and then went back to Windows because I was a teenager and wanted to play games.

It was a nice OS though.

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You want to DISRUPT my TECH? How about I DISRUPT your FACE?

Montreal Sean

Re: @TitterYeNot, re Nail Gun.

I'd suggest the use of spiral nails, they should fly a little straighter. :)

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Apple hypegasm countdown. What will the new, big iPad ACTUALLY be called?

Montreal Sean

Re: It will be called:

And you should be able to use it while horseback riding, wind-surfing, or skydiving.

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Canned laughter for Canadians selling cans of air at $15 a pop

Montreal Sean

Re: Labelling

Have you seen our winter Olympic athletes and their medals? And our hockey players?

Not so sure it's bogus claim. :P

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BlackBerry vows to make even fewer phones

Montreal Sean

Re: Ian Entwistle: @James 51 @g7rpo: What do they offer anymore

Check out the "Classic", it has a bigger screen than the Q10 and has a real keyboard and the optical trackpad.

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Cunning goldfish avoided predator in tank for seven years

Montreal Sean

Canada doesn't have states.

That would be the province of Alberta.

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Abort, abort! Metal-on-metal VIOLENCE as Google's robo-car nearly CRASHES

Montreal Sean

Re: A World's first: an Audi that aborts a lane change.

Be fair, the Audi was just trying to get closer so it could hit on the soccer mom Lexus.

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Montreal Sean

Re: FURY ROAD!!!

I will be naming my autonomous car "Christine".

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Post-pub nosh neckfillers: Reader suggestions invited

Montreal Sean

Re: Cheesey Chips

Chips, gravy, and cheese...so a poutine then? :)

Of course poutine requires cheese curds...

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Caterham 270S: The automotive equivalent of crack

Montreal Sean

Re: It's good to see Caterham thinks of the passenger...

Have you ever driven around a track in a Formula 1600 car?

You'll never look at a 1.6L 4 pot the same again.

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BOFH: Step into my office. Now take a deep breath

Montreal Sean

Well crap.

I think I may have the disease, and I'm not even 40 yet.

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Why does Uber keep its drivers' pay so low? Ex-CFO: 'Cos we can'

Montreal Sean

Re: Ah, yes. "Capitalism"

Insurance rates are higher for vehicles used for business as it is understood they will be on the road more hours of the day, covering many more miles than a vehicle used solely for commuting.

More hours/miles per day equals higher probability of an accident.

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Viagra makes it HARD for malaria, bug-boffins discover

Montreal Sean

Re: I feel I should make some comment...

I would imagine that if it is that small it would be pretty easy to fit in most anywhere.

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Who was downloading smut in the office while eating ice cream?

Montreal Sean

inquiring minds want to know.

What flavour was the ice cream?

Chunky monkey? Late night snack?

Please don't say Phish Food.

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Streaming tears of laughter as Jay-Z (Tidal) waves goodbye to $56m

Montreal Sean

Re: Word perfect article

"Kanye West plays with himself.

That's not an instrument.

The skin flute is one of the oldest and most widely played musical instruments."

Ah, but to be properly played as a flute it requires a second party to be involved...

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Got an Android mobe with a virus? Congrats, you're The One Per Cent

Montreal Sean

Re: Ouch

So you mean they need a permissions system like BlackBerry has?

I'm given a list of requested permissions and can choose whether or not to enable them. They advise that certain app features may not work correctly if permissions are disabled, but the app will still launch.

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W*nkers of the world unite to SAVE THE PLANET one jerk-off at a time

Montreal Sean

I can see it now.

Middle of a meeting someone stands up.

"My phone is dying, I just need to pop off to the loo."

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Reckon YOU can write better headlines than us? Great – apply within

Montreal Sean

Re: You really need a southwest desert bureau,

They really need a Canadian bureau, I suggest basing it out of Montreal...

I can offer my cellar as office space...

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A truly SHOCKING tale of electrified PCs

Montreal Sean

Re: Saved by synthetic carpet?

One night at my parent's country place, when I was much younger, we learned that the old electric blanket was missing some insulation on the wires inside the blanket.

This was discovered when my mother checked on me in the night and felt my skin tingling.

I woke up feeling full of energy. :)

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Montreal Sean

Re: Bad earth.

It seems to be common practice here in Canada to have a ground strap bolted to the water supply pipe for the house.

I think I might have two ground straps in my home...

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Thecus N4310 4-bay: A NAS-ty beast for the budget-conscious

Montreal Sean

Re: wait for it...

@Josh Cain

"That was it. I was, and am currently, viewing it on my mobe.

My apologies Ed, I figured the content would be constant across platforms."

What do think this is, Microsoft?

:p

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