* Posts by Captain Scarlet

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Bad movie: Hackers can raid networks with burnt Blu-Rays

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Re: Simple this,

moovie is long gone and the current version has got rid of some of the boat, however if I could I would still use PowerDVD 5

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HP Services engineer dispatch tool 'broken', say engineers

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Engineers running late or not turning up

So they have put a system in that basically is the same as before and every other company that I have had to raise a call for. Delays will always happen, traffic, taking longer on a job than expected (Always happens for my calls, an engineer will be onsite 5x longer as the fix didn't work and needs more work).

HP send out BT <insert business name I can't remember> engineers at the moment so unsure how it will affect us in the UK (Certainly for Desktops and notebooks, unsure of servers etc...).

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MELTDOWN: Samsung, Sony not-so-smart TVs go titsup for TWO days

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Re: I am hoping for a stupid TV to become available.

Tried this with Blu Ray and got for a film

Please connect the Blu Ray to the internet to authenticate the disc or something like that.

It was a bad move as nearly half an hour later the Samsung Blu Ray was still updating firmware and apps for stuff I have never used before.

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BOFH in mugnificent return to Cash'n'Carrion

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Alien

*The kind that are in about 75% of offices in the UK, despite nobody remembering buying them

Can report there is one in our cup cupboard, I blame the Mysterons for putting them there

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Lenovo CTO: Hey, look around – we're not the only ones with a crapware infection

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Re: crapware free

4) Definitely get them on Business HP machines, I have never seen them on consumer versions of their machines. The restore DVD's should give you a choice of two OS's (Although been a few years since I have tried this). On these the slightly older image normally doesn't have any of the HP Utilities installed, the full fat one used to popup with a utility that would let you install what you wanted.

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Expired router cache sends Google Cloud Engine TITSUP

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Re: Remind me again

"If it was marketed that much it would have 110% uptime"

The big players wouldn't be able to get away with that, so they would put 99.9% instead

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Re: Remind me again

It has a flashy marketed name

That's it

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Wake up! BlackBerry QUIETLY updates BB10

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Re: There are still Blackberry users?

"q10 but the 10 hr battery life" - hmm my Battery life is a day and a half.

I find Bluetooth goobles more power than 4G but with only 3G and Bluetooth off I easily got 2 days.

Like most users now I tend to use the phone less, more texting/emailing

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So long, Lenovo, and no thanks for all the super-creepy Superfish

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If Lenovo have included this what has any of the other makers included

Got my mum a cheap HP laptop at Christmas and actually only removed the crapware I could see (I didn't have a spare USB key at the time to burn the image to a device and reinstall the OS). May have to start checking for anything hidden such as this.

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TV Idol star's keyboard upstart idolizes our gear too much – BlackBerry

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Re: How the hell...

I seem to remember the "Blueberries" as we called them already had a backlit keyboard.

Only over devices around the time with such keyboards I think were Nokia (Correct/Flame me if I am wrong)

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

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Re: Drive trays?

Until the button to eject said disc breaks whilst the disc is inserted upside down.

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AMD stops shipping chips as bloated channel begs 'Please, no more'

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Re: wow AMD

Some people don't really care about that (As it was a bargain when I got mine). I was only after i3 like performance which is what I got.

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Re: wow AMD

I think I am the opposite, I want lower power consumption.

I have an A10 something or other but my only dislike is the amount of heat it will dish out.

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Mozilla's Flash-killer 'Shumway' appears in Firefox nightlies

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Re: welcome with caution...

I tend to find Youtube ignores the fact I have told it to use HTML5. Plays a few then goes back to Flash.

I haven't really been that bothered to try anything other than go back to the selection page and re-click HTML5.

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Boffins baffled by the glowing 'plumes' of MARS

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Re: First things first

Hmm I think we need a MIB style memory erasure pen for this one.

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Daybreak Game Company GOES TITSUP after painful Sony DIVORCE

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Re: DDoS?

Blackmail perhaps?

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Back seat drivers fear lead-footed autonomous cars, say boffins

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Re: cough

"Lets face it, people will end up using autonomous cars as an excuse to stay up a bit later, so they can have a snooze on the way in to work the next day."

Yes I will and its the only reason I would want one, I always end up snoozing on trains and buses (Sorry for anyone I have slobbered over) so why not in a self driving car.

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Hear that sound? It's the Windows XP PC bubble popping

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Re: So does this mean

Yup I have already taken advantage to get my mum a cheap deal on an i3 lappie. Just waiting for SSD to hopefully come down in price a bit more and give it a much needed performance boost.

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Sony hurls Online Entertainment from the mothership

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Re: Investment firm?

And I assume monthly charges will quadruple in a short space of time as well as having new features such as hats to sell on a market.

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Death becomes it: Grim Fandango Remastered

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Re: Hurray

This was truly one of the most under rated games ever, well it wasn't but still no idea why this didn't grab peoples attention more

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

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Re: Lol

I'm surprised they haven't gone in with auditors like MS, IBM, etc... normally do. IBM Software audits being horrible.

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National Lottery sleeps through Sunday

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On off button?

Erm so it was fixed but they still thought it would take several hours to turn it off and on again?

Edit: Blast its DNS related isn't it which could mean a few hours.

/me facepalm

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Windows 10 heralds the MINECRAFT-isation of Microsoft

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Re: Uh, yeah ....

Maybe they mean 3D virtual Reality Solitaire (The thing people used to waste time on before Social Networking appeared) is coming?

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Spinning rust into gold: WD profit grows ... though sales dip

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NAS effect

I wonder if people are still getting NAS's, must admit recently brought one over Christmas so slapped in some WD Reds so obviously would have brought more HD's than I would have for a normal machine.

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Spartan on Windows 7? Microsoft is 'watching demand'

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Hmm does that mean

MacOS/Droid/Linux (Other Operating Systems are available) users can demand it as well?

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Pull up the Windows 10 duvet and pretend Win8 and Vista were BAD DREAMS

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Re: Most hated version of Windows

I only ever saw Windows ME installed from factory, around that time was when a lot of people were buying their first computers.

My own an Evesham Vale machine (So no my experience is not with a dodgy copy) came with 128MB ram, it was unusable and crashed minutes in on its first boot. It was okish with 512MB of ram but a costly upgrade at the time that most people could not afford.

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Most hated version of Windows

Sorry but for me this is still Windows ME.

I've had Vista nag me (Which can be turned off) and Windows 8 is just Windows 8 (Shell Replacements can still customise the experience) but they don't randomly blue screen and require OS rebuilds every 6.2 miliseconds

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2014 in infosec: Spammers sneak small botnets under the wire, Java is dull

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I thought Silverlight was dead but I still see it on lots of machines along with Java and the Ask Jeeves toolbar.

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Video nasty: Two big bugs in VLC media player's core library

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Re: Responsible security research, he's heard of it

"So, he didn't try the latest VideoLAN build where he would have found that the bugs weren't there"

Maybe he did and realised they had already fixed it, so decided to disclose it before the fix was released to get rich and internet famous.

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LIFELESS BEAGLE on MARS: A British TRIUMPH!

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Re: ALIENS!!!!!

Yes that's exactly right, no alien Mysterons to see here

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TERROR in SPACE: ISS 'Nauts end panic by switching computer off and on again

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Re: Can you believe it?

Here we say have you done an "Initial Power Load"

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Remember Corel? It's just entered .DLL hell

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Re: 100 Million?

Correction: Do they still give copies of old versions of their software for the price of the mag?

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Re: 100 Million?

Do they really still give us free copies of old versions of their software!

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This $10 phone charger will wirelessly keylog your boss

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Re: Wires FTW

Never like getting anyone Wireless objects, they always disappear or people prank other people by swapping similar looking devices around (But mostly because I'm cheap and it comes out of our budget).

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LICK THAT ATM: Diebold and Corning debug displays

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Oh Blast

Now after reading the first sentence I'll have to wash my hands every time I use a Cashpoint!

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Mirror, mirror: Seagate shows off 1TB data shiny at HDD beauty contest

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Re: Hard drives as decorative furniture! Hah!

Or said data thief replaces it with a door wedge

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Cheap Android phones? Bah! How about a $29 mobe from Microsoft?

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Re: Perfect second phone for music festivals and similar

Apart from the people and companies who buy Lumia's

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The weirdly-synched life of the Google Nest household

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Whirlpool

So if you want to do the washing it will not do anything noisy until you leave, its bad enough waiting for a regular washing machine to finish, let alone having to leave the house!

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UKIP website TAKES A KIP, but for why?

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Re: They arent a serious party..

Did someone mention politics, think I'll grab my coat.

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‘Get off of my Cloud’ Verizon tells users ahead of 48-hour maintenance outage

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Re: WTF?

I think they need to state what the improvements are, are they so large they require new drivers to be installed to all the hosted vm's/instances/More Cloud Lingo.

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Office MACROS PERIL! Age-old VBScript tactic is BACK in biz attack

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Re: This is so 90's

Yeah what we need is a good old Floppy Disc virus, I'll crack out the usb to floppy adapter.

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Re: "newly discovered attack" ??????

Yes but becomes annoying for users who use VBA enabled Office docs on a regular basis.

I've simply nicked a bit of VBA code so it will add our managed folders and stop flagging them as I we do want users to have to give permission to run code from files which aren't in our managed folders (Although they would probably run it anyway and then complain).

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NORKS? Pffft. Infosec bods BLAME disgruntled insiders for savage Sony hack

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Re: THe problem with the FBI...

Maybe the FBI just wanted to unleash Chuck Norris on them

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South Korea says NUCLEAR WORM is nothing to worry about

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I did that once, it wasn't much fun especially when the powers that be realise what they agreed to when it was implemented.

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Buses? PAH. Begone with your filthy peasant-wagons

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Re: The best urban transport

Like all users one out of a hundred can do something wrong and obviously you will hate all of them.

Everyone needs to give each other space, look and get some f&*#ing patience, almost killing yourself to get somewhere 2 seconds earlier is stupid.

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Plusnet could face DATA BREACH probe over SPAM HELL gripes

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Re: Never really understood

'Vineland, NJ 08360'

Oddly that's on another email account I use at work but not one I have used with PlusNet/BT.

My account with PlusNet was setup in 2012, you can check my posts as I whinged about Virgin Media and BT Infinity being in the next street but not the one I was on.

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BOFH: A miracle on PFY Street

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Cant do that anymore

We have to hand over any gifts to a specific department, fill out paper work and then watch as they are raffled out a few weeks before the end of year, because they fear its a bribe.

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HOLD IT! Last minute gifts for one's nerd minions

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:O SPAZ 2

Take my money now Minmax!

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Google's first stab at control-free ROBOT car rolls off the line

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Re: "We have arrived Sir."

Why does this sound like James May from Top Gear?

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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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