* Posts by jake

7251 posts • joined 7 Jun 2007

First Direct making my life HELL!!!

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Re: First Direct making my life HELL!!!

"On Thursday, tried to send a telegram to long distance girlfriend."

A telegram Really? Why? Email's kinda handy. Same sentiment, no charge.

"Today, tried to send flowers to long distance girlfriend"

::snip fiddling about with international credit minutia::

Suggestion: Either find a local girlfriend, or move to Brazil.

Hint: A local girlfriend is a happy thing. I married mine, about two decades ago. She is still my girlfriend.

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Github's 'Atom' text editor hits version 1.0

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Interesting-ish.

I've looked at it. I think I'll stick with vi.

YMMV.

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Windows 10 is due in one month: Will it be ready?

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"for the supported lifetime of the device"

So roughly next September, then?

I'll stick with the Slackware distribution of Linux on the desktops, and BSD on the servers, thank you very much.

No muss, no fuss. It just works.

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Incoming! Linux 4.1 kernel lands

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@ Stuart Longland (was: Re: WTF...)

"See, not all the kernel drivers are loaded,"

Why are you checking to see if those drivers (for hardware that you aren't running) need to be loaded in the first place?

Do I have eggs? No, you have no chickens. Do I have eggs? No, you have no chickens. Do I have eggs? No, you have no chickens. Do I have eggs? No, you have no chickens. Etc.

Checking for non-CPU specific hardware in the kernel is counter-productive.

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Re: WTF...

Fanbois want it. Part of Cupertino's "ease of use" myth, which sadly has propagated to the kiddies using Linux (and most of the rest of TheGreatUnwashed, for that matter).

If you compile your own kernel instead of using a stock shovelware distro, you won't see the lard/slowdown/waste of space in day to day use.

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That man told me to stuff a ROLE up my USER ENTRY!

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The quislings much beloved by middle-management.

Can't shoot 'em, so you gotta love 'em. Sez upper manglement.

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New Forum Wishlist - but read roadmap first

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Re: Feature request: Mod rejection reason

"If I've run over someone's cat, it was using some pretty advanced cloaking technology."

Gawd/ess only knows. The only thing that I can figure out about my posts that have been nuked is that they have ALL been nuked when Australia was in 9-5 mode. None of them were off-topic, nor were they against forum rules.

::shrugs:: ElReg's forum, ElReg's rules. Beer, just because.

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Re: Feature request: Mod rejection reason

"What on earth are you guys posting that gets you moderated?"

Actually, probably 20% of my posts that have been rejected in the last couple months were in response to yourself. Most in answer to direct questions from yourself. Are you related to someone with moderation capability at ElReg?

Immoderate moderation is an ugly thing.

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Red Hat: PaaS or IaaS, everything's about CONTAINERS now

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PAAS?

Seems to me that this year's Easter-rip-off-artists happened a couple months ago.

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Tesla says Model 3 is still on schedule, despite being delayed again

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Out of curiosity ...

... where, exactly, are they going to get enough lithium to make these things affordable to the great unwashed?

Without polluting the entire planet, of course.

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DEATH by VEGETABLES: Woman charged with killing boyf using carrots. And peas

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Old joke.

A man from London visited his brother who had relocated to the Salinas Valley in California. Marveling at the quantities of veggies in the rather large kitchen garden, he asked "What do you do with it all?" The reply was "We eat what we can, and what we can't, we can".

Returning to London, he described the operation to his wife. She responded "what on earth do they do with all that food?. His reply? "They eat what they can, and what they can't they put up in little tins".

(<barbie>Trans-Atlantic humo(u)r is HARD.</barbie>)

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Cupertino GIVES IN to Taylor Swift, will pay Apple Music royalties

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Re: Who the fuck is this "swift" person?

I honestly had no idea. Definitely out of my demographic.

The daughter (~30 YO who reads here, and sometimes comments) called. Her observation: "Lowest comment denominator pseudo-porn tinsel pop. Think early Madonna, but with far less talent".

Out of curiosity, I wasted ten minutes of my life and watched a couple of her tunes, and concur. Worse, 'orrible auto-tune use in so-called "live" performances. Quite narsty, all in all. One wonders at the mindset of TheGreatUnwashed.

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Who the fuck is this "swift" person?

And who cares what it's opinion is? Probably outside my demographic ...

Before you ask, I don't use the goo-tards solution to "we know everything". It's not exactly the most reliable source of information.

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FLICK my FLINT and SNIFF my TREE on the streets of Naples

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Re: SItes

Pizza is just a hot, open-faced sandwich. It has existed as long as humans have been baking bread in stone/clay ovens. People who think it originated in Naples are completely deluded.

THAT said, Naples has been doing a good job of separating fools from their money since roughly 1945. Awful, awful place. Worse than San Francisco, even. And that's hard.

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Street vendors ...

... in general, sell nothing useful worldwide. Except street food, of course.

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Stealing secret crypto-keys from PCs using leaked radio emissions

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See my post from 6 years ago:

http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/containing/443984

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Sharing Economy latest: Women's BREAST MILK is the new 'liquid GOLD' of the internet

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Apparantly ...

... most of such online product is actually re-hydrated dried cow milk.

Caveat emptor, as always, especially online.

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Instagram spam - what the fuck???? I'm not a user!

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"That's interesting. That would imply that it was done deliberately,"

Uh ... As opposed to accidentally?

"rather than as a result of somebody innocently posting a photo of me and then later tagging it with my credentials, (if, indeed, Instagram creates accounts automatically in such cases)."

Where do you find "innocent" anywhere in there? Didn't you say that your your email address was linked to said account?

"How?"

You own the fscking email address. Email from that address, ask to have the account removed, and suggest (respectfully) that they respond to your email address to verify that you actually don't want that account to exist anymore. Reply to the response. POOF no more account on instagram.

"Most annoying is the fact that I have now received three identical standard form replies from Instagram telling me to email them photo ID."

I seriously doubt the email came from instagram. Gut feeling? Your system has security issues. One wonders what IP addresses the supposed email from instagram came from.

(note: I am not an instagram fan or user)

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Re: Instagram spam - what the fuck???? I'm not a user!

"I am 99% sure of who it was, and I have already spoken to a solicitor about it, because my prime suspect has previously threatened me."

Orthogonal to this forum, so no comment.

"But does Instagram really allow account creation without sending out a verification link by email?"

More likely, instagram allows account email address changes without verification.

"Also, now they are demanding that I send copies of government issued photo ID before they remove the fake account(!)"

If you own the email address associated with it, you can remove the account.

"Fuck that. I'll just get the lawyers involved."

Have fun with that. I have a shredder, I never pass money through it.

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Re: Instagram spam - what the fuck???? I'm not a user!

You annoyed somebody who knows who you are.

Do the math: Knows your e-address, has a mugshot, knows your .nik ... logic at the ones and zeros level ain't exactly rocket science. You should be able to figure it out.

(No, it wasn't me. I have no idea who you are. Nor would I, if I did.)

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Linus Torvalds asks kernel devs to take a break so he can too

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Don't read ANY email, Linus.

And shut off all of your family's electronic communications devices.

Be a family, not a so-called "global village" member clone.

It's only for a week. The planet can handle it if you log out for a week. Or six.

More importantly, your family will LOVE it. Trust me.

As a side note, let all the devs know that all the code submitted while you are offline will be deleted when you get back ... the code resubmitted and/or sat on for a week (or six) will be a lot cleaner ;-)

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Boffins, feeling around in dark for Philae, lit up by bright spot on Comet 67/P

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As a pilot ...

Survival is a landing. Death is a crash.

The Boffins communicated with Philae after touchdown. Ergo, it was a landing.

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Why is that idiot Osbo continuing with austerity when we know it doesn't work?

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Between-wars Britain ...

... ain't exactly a "normal" economic situation. Not even if you squint.

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Badges for Commentards

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Re: re: Another thing

Why would you dry frogs in any way, shape, or form? They are quite plentiful, even here in drought-stricken California. Fettuccine with frog's legs & browned-butter sage sauce. Yummy! Especially now, we can toss in a handful of freshly harvested cherry tomatoes & a bit of Basil. Fresh bread & homemade butter ... Chow doesn't get much better than that.

If you prefer, I can offer you a couple of ton(ne)s of road apples ...

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Re: @ 1980s_coder (was:Aww! Jake)

1) It's vi, not VI. CaSe is kinda important in *nix environments, newb.

2) ElReg refuses to allow me to answer the vi question directly. Hint: Think .rc files, and how they might "accidentally" become edited.

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This post has been deleted by a moderator

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@ 1980s_coder (was:Re: Aww! Jake)

"Since you WANT a downvote, I'm going to UPVOTE your post just to be irritating."

How old are you? 13?

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Re: Aww! Jake

"What did you post to earn their ire?"

40ish years in IT. Trenches, management, marketing and consluting. Eightish years posting here on ElReg under this name, and telling it like it is.

Seems the fanbois don't like reality.

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Oh, how cute. (was:Re: @1980s_coder)

One of my fanbois has decided to downvote every post I've made in the last couple weeks (or so). One wonders if the fanboi doesn't understand WHY, exactly, it is demonstrating that ElReg's "thumbs" isn't exactly a useful metric?

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Has marketing grabbed the IT reins at your company?

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@AC: (was: Re: Back in 1988 ...)

"30x more?"

No. Almost 30x more.

"Either you were being woefully underpaid whilst working as a permanent employee"

Duh? Isn't every 9-5 wage-slave underpaid?

"or you're exaggerating."

Uh ... no. In 1988 I was making ~US$60K/year. My share of pulling a Fortune 250's IT infrastructure out of the toilet in late 1992 was about 7.2 million.

You can probably figure out who I am from that. Kindly keep it to yourself. Ta.

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Back in 1988 ...

... I quit my 9-5 job as an IT boss, because marketing & management effectively stopped me from doing my job. After a year or so of looking for another 9-5, I realized I was making more money as a conslutant, bailing out companies whose management completely cocked up their internal IT infrastructure. In 1992, the company I quit paid me almost 30X what I would have made if they had just allowed me to do my job. I've been doing it ever since. It's quite lucrative. Try it, you might like it.

Marketing & management have no place making IT decisions, never have, never will.

Concur on "you need to have a social media presence" being pure marketing bullshit.

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Windows 10 Preview - First Impressions?

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Re: Does anyone else think Win10 is a privacy nightmare?

IMO, Redmond & Cupertino have both been privacy nightmares for well over a decade.

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INTERNET of BOOBS: Scorching French lass reveals networked bikini

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"the e-kini will record the temperature"

WTF does temperature have to do with UV exposure?

I managed to get sunburned halfway down Denali ... at -25F (-32C).

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Kaspersky says air-gap industrial systems: why not baby monitors, too?

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@ John H Woods (was: Re: Air Gap insufficient)

You don't actually understand the concept of "air gap", do you?

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Duh.

All my SCADA (including baby monitors[0]) have been air-gapped since the year dot. TehIntraWebTubes ain't exactly secure. Never has been, never will be[1].

[0] Who in their right mind would allow supervisory control and data acquisition to be accessible to all and sundry, given that most idiots who allow it are using Redmond & Cupertino systems? Especially when infants are involved?

[1] TehIntraWebTubes was built as a research network, to research networking. It was designed to share data, not to suppress it. Consider that in you next !GooMyFaceYouTwit post.

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We stand on the brink of global cyber war, warns encryption guru

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Anybody who uses the term "cyber" in this context ...

... can probably be safely ignored.

"Cyber" is an irrelevant catch-all, usually meaning "I know nothing about computers and networking".

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Dotcom keeps assets, for now

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One wonders ...

... can I set up a "sharing site" dedicated to providing content protected as private works in New Zealand for the Great Unwashed to view world-wide?

Goose/gander & all that.

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Quiet, please – HP waves baton for 'composable' IT

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A little bird told me ...

... this is quickly going to be known as "compostable infrastructure".

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Spaniards get that cinking feeling

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Personally. I love the melting pot of language.

We all breathe air, and we all bleed red. Your son can mate with my daughter and produce viable offspring (not that she'll let him, she's happily married).

Humans are humans. The entire race/colo(u)r/creed/place of origin list of concepts that humanity seems to find important is pretty much "not invented here" paranoia ...

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Couple sues estate agent who sold them her mum's snake-infested house

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@sabroni (was: Re: Black rat snakes are good eats)

Don't be silly, sabroni. We only milk VENOMOUS snakes. Rattlers around here ... Before sending the critters that wind up in the barns[0], and anywhere else that children are likely to explore, we milk them for their venom[1]. Then we drop a drop of pink nail polish on their heads, and send them into exile on the back road (over half a mile away from the public area) to feast on ground squirrels. They get one chance per molt ... pink dots in habitated areas == rattler tacos. Tasty :-)

[0] Our feral cats don't need any help keeping the rodents suppressed, ta you very much.

[1] Sent to various labs working on (anti)venom research (Stanford, Berkeley, Davis, et alia).

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"Broseker is Van Horn's mother"?

And not a thank-you? Black rat snakes are good eats, and not dangerous!

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56 MEEELLION credentials exposed by apps say infosec boffins

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Re: One word:

"If, as you say, the idiots using it are completely clueless, then who do you expect to bring the class action lawsuits against the app developers?"

Some lawyer, somewhere, will eventually smell money. Mark my words.

"Oh, by the way, what was that VI exploit you mentioned a month ago, and never updated me on?"

That's "vi", not "VI", rook. I tried to reply a couple times. Apparently ElReg chooses not to allow me to answer your question.

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Intel imagines chips in nappies to create the Internet of sh*t things

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Whatever.

My kid, grandkids, nieces & nephews all somehow manage(d) to survive, despite low-tech cotton diapers/nappies.

If you are an adult, the nose knows. Three-cornered pants are cheap, reusable, and easy to maintain. There is absolutely NOTHING that will make changing diapers/nappies "fun", but it's fairly easy to save a boat-load of money if you stick to the basics.

One wonders if the genius at Intel has ever actually been in the position of spending a year or so taking care of an actual infant ...

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Mac bug makes rootkit injection as easy as falling asleep

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Re: @Neil Alexander (was:Wasn't EFI depreciated a decade ago?)

"naturally evolved"? Wow. What colo(u)r is the sky on your planet?

EFI was depreciated ten years ago. UEFI != EFI, no matter how you look at it.

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@Neil Alexander (was:Re: Wasn't EFI depreciated a decade ago?)

I don't think the article said anything about UEFI ...

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Amazon reveals KiddieKindle and pocket money scheme

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Re: raise them young

Indeed.

"It'll be better than Heroin!" --Guy Kawasaki

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Xiaomi gears up for phone-free UK launch

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So basically ...

... xiaomi isn't selling anything anybody has a use for?

This is hardly useful news.

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ASUS reveals 'Zensational' style-over-substance kit

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"style over substance as a good thing"

This is new? Seems to me that Cupertino & Redmond have been preaching the same thing for well over a decade and a half ...

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Cloud Foundry takes first steps into Azure

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Do not want.

Cluster-fuck in progress.

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Android Bitcoin wallet Blockchain was briefly borked

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Who, in their right mind ...

... is still buggering about with bitcoin?

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