* Posts by Captain Scarlet

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Independent inquiry into British air-traffic-control IT nightmare

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Re: Vince Cable

Its nearing elections so obviously trying to get people to vote for him because he whinged at something.

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Plusnet could face DATA BREACH probe over SPAM HELL gripes

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Re: Never really understood

I haven't noticed any increase in spam myself to my personal email address (I left PlusNet about 2 months ago)

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It's nearly 2015 – and your Windows PC can still be owned by a Visual Basic script

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Re: Users want bling

Nope, its what I see when I look at the Windows 8 start menu thinking its a blinged up Windows 3.0.

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Re: Users want bling

But no-one wanted Windows 8 (Which to me just seemed like Eye Cancy, but then again I thought the same thing about Windows XP when I was a Windows 2000 user)?

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Mom and daughter SUE Comcast for 'smuggling' public Wi-Fi hotspot into their home

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Why do I imagine

Dogbert has something to do with this lawsuit

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Chinese responsible for 85 per cent of website scams

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Re: Some of us are fortunate

I have seen countless people with such emails click the links, a quarter of people think something looks wrong but click it anyway.

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Give nerds their own PRIVATE TRAIN CARRIAGES, say boffins

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Nerd Carriage

I would steer clear as it would be a hotspot for getting your stuff swiped whilst you are playing flappy bird *COUGH* I mean working.

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Customers RAGE after Webfusion goes TITSUP

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UKDedicated, 34SP, Hostroute are hosts I am aware of and I personally consider premium hosts.

However this is my opinion and you are more than free to list said hosts however you want.

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World's best threat detection pwned by HOBBIT

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Re: Microsoft Security Essentials pwned.

Ifs its a virus that isn't known about on the time of infection then how would it stop it, no-one runs virus scans these days they expect whatever AV product they have to protect against everything.

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BOFH: Everyone deserves a little DOWNTIME

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Make one up

The other ip he commanded to reset released the safety control on the accountant eating vacuum cleaners

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BlackBerry will pay you $$$s to be its friend and dump that iPhone

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Re: Stupidity at Blackberry

What about the Apple customers who are potless and still want a new flashy phone?

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Yes, UK. REST OF EUROPE has better mobe services than you

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Re: Reliability is important

Have to agree, with me O2 infuriates me anywhere within the M25.

I can have a 4G connection yet have a 56k experience, yet I go up north and find I get Edge/3G and it goes full whack.

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UK cops: Give us ONE journo's phone records. Vodafone: Take the WHOLE damn database!

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I doubt anyone will tell the truth now, both are likely to be in a damage limitation mode as I suspect some Corp will see this as an easy bag to get a bag of cash off someone.

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Re: We need the tainted evidence laws of civilized countries

Erm a criminal act which was Vodaphone giving it to them and then claiming "Oh wait it was Corrupt"?

Vodaphone should give more details on what the rozzers requested

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SanDisk vows: We'll have a 16TB SSD WHOPPER by 2016

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If I had a SSD that was 16 TB I would flog it and buy whatever I thought was reasonable instead.

Also I need a new Mysteron detector to check our alien friend above

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Too 4K-ing expensive? Five full HD laptops for work and play

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Re: Call me lazy

hmm this comment is very similar to the one about vacuum cleaners

I think I see a pattern forming

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You stupid BRICK! PCs running Avast AV can't handle Windows fixes

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Re: Anti-virus

Another Eset user ere

I use Eset Nod32 for myself and have 4 Licenses for the suite for family (I would have 5 but am then forced to go for a small business one, there is a 5 device 5 mobile family pack but I don't have the need to protect 5 mobile devices or have to re-enter username and password details for members of the family).

It can be configured to be quiet, upgrades mean not needing to reinstall anything or activating as it uses a username and password system. I wish it would auto upgrade to new major releases like it does with smaller releases.

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BOFH: WHERE did this 'fax-enabled' printer UPGRADE come from?

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Copier Contract Company

My lord they actually removed settings off, never seen that before for any of the companies my work places have used before.

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Are MPs smarter than 5-year-olds? We'll soon find out at coding school – Berners-Lee

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Re: OMG

I can see this ending up as another Committee for something

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Fasthosts goes titsup, blames DNS blunder

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Re: Loss of service

Normally the TOS will have some way of basically saying we won't pay you for anything but an act of god.

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Broadband sellers in the UK are UP TO no good, says Which?

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ADSL

As far as I am concerned these days whatever provider you use ADSL speed will never improve, the only difference is the Fibre to Cabinet offerings.

I always tell people not to believe adverts and go for a reputable company (Almost no-one ever listens).

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'Open source just means big companies can steal your code.' O RLY?

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Re: Jeremy Clarkson

I didn't see it fitting in with the Clarkson style of needing tyre squealing/smoke whilst shouting "POWER", V8's and requiring something to explode.

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BAD SANTA: Don't get ripped off this Christmas

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Re: Further shopping tips

"Pay Pal on eBay"

You don't really have a choice on eBay of who to use, although you can use another service it requires people to be less lazy.

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BOFH: An UNHOLY MATCH forged amid the sweet smell of bullsh*t

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Worst nightmare

Nothing worse, people telling you what to do to "improve" which normally involves selling you their services, saying you have security holes when their automated test doesn't check it properly and the person compiling the report doesn't check it properly. Well that and auditors saying this audit entry needs more information (Almost had to raise an accident form for that).

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DEATH fails to end mobile contract: Widow forced to take HUBBY's ASHES into shop

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But at Comcast you can almost leave whilst alive, here you have to be dead and provide 4 eye witnesses and a sample of your dead self!

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Virgin Media struck dumb by NATIONWIDE packet loss balls-up

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Re: Once again

Happened in Harlow so not just in London

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Philae healthier... beams CHEESE: Proud ESA shows off FIRST COMET SURFACE PIC

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Re: More photos kept back >-(

Hmm maybe they spotted some green rings

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DAY ZERO, and COUNTING: EVIL 'UNICORN' all-Windows vuln - are YOU patched?

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Re: Hopeless...

"If you think bugs should not occur then I challenge you to write a million lines of code with ZERO bugs in it from day one"

Looking at my code I would struggle with one bug per few thousand lines, however in this case I could just cheat and make one million lines of Commented Out lines :D

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Hacker Hammond's laptop protected by pet password

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Re: @Mark 85

Yep for me my simple password to logon will do me as there are tools which can easily reset it anyway (I'm a Windows User). Anything which I feel I don't want accessible I'll attempt to keep separate, encrypted and password protected with a strong string.

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Microsoft to bring back beloved 1990s super-hit BATTLETOADS!?*

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Re: That hoverbike level!

URGH!

I remember playing Battletoads on that level with another player, that damn level was impossible always either myself or a friend would get a jump wrong >_<

Still trying to get through it with the magic of emulators with internet connectivity with said person and still failing :(

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Chinese coder's got 99 problems and getting hitched is one: Huge iPhone woo plot FAILS

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Re: Box clever?

I suspect they were just printed on a standard printer with images off the internet

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NHS slow to react as Windows XP support nears the end

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Last XP machine

I haven't swapped my last XP machine over yet (Its turned off unplugged in a box), I use it to troll anyone who asks how when we will be migrated away from XP. If they really annoy me the ancient Windows 3.1 laptop gets thrown at them (With the help of the PFY, its heavy!).

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That 'TECH-FREE' Nophone? It was already out years ago

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Re: Why would anyone want one or invest in such a thing?

Come on, you must someone who has to be "different".

This is the perfect device for them and means they don't have to dye their hair a silly colour.

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Drupalgeddon megaflaw raises questions over CMS bods' crisis mgmt

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Re: That's what you get for not using

The last time I checked TYPO3 had a big learning curve, drupal and other CMS scripts such as e107 are simple to setup and does what most people need.

Paris because obviously I'm dumb for not using TYPO3

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The ULTIMATE CRUELTY: Sandworm uses PowerPoint against Swiss bank customers

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Re: Olé olé olé

Dear lord no, the amount of times someone wants to modify text on an image they have is rather annoying. Almost as bad as people making you have to click something on a slide to make a video play (JUST SET IT TO AUTOPLAY >_<).

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Sony borks fanboi funboxes with dodgy PS4 update

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Re: AC, XBone is cool

/me enters argument with something about computers being better

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Hate the BlackBerry Z10 and Passport? How about this dusty old flashback instead?

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In the UK one of the only people in this city to probably have a Q10, still prefer it though compared to my previous phones.

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Vulture trails claw across Lenovo's touchy N20p Chromebook

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Re: Yeah but...

With 16GB of storage it'll need to be put on a diet to fit in it.

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Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST

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Have to agree ditched my watch after getting my first mobile, as I used to work in a shop my watches would just get scratched or cracked anyway. Now I don't feel I need it, I mean most places have a clock, there is one in my car and on my computer so don't feel the need for one.

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'MYSTERIOUS PYRAMID STRUCTURE' found on COMET beyond Mars: Landing planned

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Re: Pyramid like?

Oi that's my stash of Ferrero Rocher, now Captain Black will likely be on his way to steal it!

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Nokia Lumia 735: Ignore the selfie hype, it's a grown-up phone

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Erm ok why has someone down voted everyone by one giving advice, I am giving advise based on the hardware I have in front of me (As many people know I am have a Q10 anyway so a Windows Phone isn't my choice of handset).

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On Windows 7 and with a Nokia Lumia 635's yes although its not assigned a drive letter.

It does nag to install Windows phone software though :(

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Microsoft: Yeah, about that 50% post-Christmas customer price hike...

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Re: 2015 will be interesting an interesting year..

The last time I tried to get the company stay on an existing version of office Finance basically slapped me down, they ended up with the latest version of Office as the existing version didn't support enough rows and columns :(

As Finance spread sheets spread like a virus everyone else in the company ended up requiring it as well.

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Top 10 SSDs: Price, performance and capacity

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Re: Just in time

Myself I went for a M550 250GB when it came out and will look to either replace it with a larger capacity drive when I come to it or just plonk another one in (Because I feel a tad lazy) and use it as a second drive. For me the right time to do it as I still have 100GB left on my SSD drive and hopefully when I need a larger one they would have fallen in price again.

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

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Re: Notes

If I am honest Email was just slapped on in Lotus Notes, items such as sending out of offices immediately instead of when an agent was scheduled. Since version 7 the email side started to get better and I still prefer version 8 over outlook (Apart from the horrendous start times of the full fat client). Since version 5 for basic Notes "programs" I haven't seen the need for the client, where possible forwarded users to the website, almost all features worked and stopped things like if a user opened more than 256 emails at once the tabs would disappear.

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Welcome the world's new Most Phished Country: Australia

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Re: Pre-paid credit card only touches the net here

All sounds good but I suffer from this condition called "Being a Lazy Git"

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BT claims almost-gigabit connections over COPPER WIRE

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Re: I wish they would give me something anywhere near that...

For me they said it'll come on such and such a date, but then on that date add a year as they have done for the past few years, NTL just told me to go away even though they keep spamming me with their offers I can't get.

*Waves fist with envy that a street away they have both NTL and BT Fibre to Cabinet Options*

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Titan falls! Blizzard cancels World of Warcraft successor

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Re: Cutting your losses can be applauded sometimes.

I see you learned from Duke Nukem Forever then!

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Supercapacitors have the power to save you from data loss

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Meh

My opinion is I would not want my SAN(s) to shutdown at the same time as my servers, in theory if everything is done writing would you worry about losing power?

If the SAN shuts down at the same time what about that crusty old Windows Server with a hideous program that takes 5 minutes to close that everyone has somewhere hidden from view?

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Heatmiser digital thermostat users: For pity's sake, DON'T SWITCH ON the WI-FI

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I bet the Utility Companies

Will be driving around ramping up everyone's heating so they can maximise their profits!

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