* Posts by Brezhnev's Shadow

46 posts • joined 21 Sep 2011

How to spot a terrible tech boss within SECONDS

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Gosh, I thought Uni IT bosses were simply self-aggrandising out-of-touch tweed-wearing buffoons.

I had no idea they had a commercial streak as well! ;)

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Was Russia Today hacked - or did it just forget to renew rt.com?

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Judging by a quick scan of the site, they may have decided all that was total balls as well, like everyone else. :P

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Capita ITS asks to-be-axed staffers to pose for marketing pic

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Pint

Superb, pure style. Twang the braces, top up the leather tan, and flop yer belly into the Cayman. Bonuses all round!

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Ten... Androids for under 200 quid

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Unhappy

No LG? Awww :(

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Texan team paints batteries onto beer steins

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Pint

did anyone else read it wrong

Bit slow this morning, was reading it as beer-stains... sorry Texans! ;)

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Reg hack attempts gutsiest expenses claim EVER

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I love the tally-marks, that's just awesome! Sometimes they are more effective and faster than traditional numbers, and certainly more funny ;)

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Multimillion-pound hoard of 50BC GOLD PIECES found in Jersey

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Re: Coins on display I can understand

Depends what shape and size they are. I thought all guys knew this? ;)

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Windows 8: Not even Microsoft thinks businesses will use it

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Joke

Re: RE: WTF is the channel?

The Channel is obv where the Clay People live.

Try here at 7:10 to check http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-12ZtRkMsms

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France's biggest Apple reseller sinks: 'Tech titan crushed us'

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Mushroom

Get with the times Grandad

Speak to Samsung ;)

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Apple's Siri nominates Nokia as best phone maker

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Boffin

No Way, Siri!

Best one's the N9, isn't it? ;)

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Indian government to buy in tech for social good

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Pint

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_research_and_development_spending

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_Human_Development_Index

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Sony stock slides to 30-year low after record loss

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Mushroom

where to start

FFS Sony, here's a lesson from history - Grundig! Just don't, OK. In their case though, seems the Turks rescued them but they were awfully close to generic-rebadging oblivion....

Better to wig out and buy some wild-tech startups -for the tech, not the patents- and push the tech as far as humanly possible and beyond, at least folks will remember "those crazy Sony guys" fondly!

Embrace-extend-supernova!

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Europe must shift R&D from car gizmos to infrastructure, honks wonk

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Pint

Re: Teleworking - yeah but, no but, yeah

Ummm... print to PDF (CutePDF is free...) then email using company email.... to yourself if necessary ... then use webmail on destination PC and print from there... or use dropbox or something but probably company wont like it. ;)

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Re: Teleworking - yeah but, no but, yeah

Try Secure Entry Client from NCP? http://www.ncp-e.com Not free but good, can try as demo ;)

Seemed real solid when I used it to connect to old Cisco IPSec VPN box.

You may need to import your existing connection config or settings file, or get help from an admin.

Folks saying it might work with Nortel especially if IPSec, with SSL, don't know.

Works fine with Win7 and 64-bit OSs, unlike many of the OEM clients!

Also there is Shrewsoft http://www.shrew.net/ may need some tweaking to make it work but it is free.

Alternatively, it's possible to do SSL over PPP VPN (SSTP) on Win Server2008 but you may need Vista (phooey!) or Win7 (hurray!) clients.

There is also OpenVPN but that is a whole other kettle of fish.

Also, maybe they can get you a nice little B&W laser printer to go with the laptop? Cheap per page...

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Anonymous takes the Kremlin offline in Putin protest

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Big Brother

Lordy

Are they tools of Fox now, or what?

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Did dicky power supply silence climate-change probe Envisat?

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Alien

You Izz Optional

Who is this Dicky Power that you speak of, puny Earthling?

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'Fake Carla Bruni' Twitter account spreads Thatcher death rumour

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Mushroom

Thats Harsh

They called her "fake"? But she can sing and all!

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Boffins crack on with ultimate roboass

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Flame

Bum Note

If they liked it they shoulda put a Ring in it. Oh oh oh etc. ;)

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Norwegian teens arrested over SOCA DDoS attack

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Joke

There's a nice stone pillar with a circular groove worn in the stone floor around it at Dragsholm Castle if the Swedes want to help with accommodation.

Come to think of it, maybe Mr Assange is worried about this for bizarre historical similarities, Bothwell (Earl Of, i.e. James Hepburn) - had lady-trouble there too ;)

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Queen unveils draft internet super-snoop bill - with clauses

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Pint

mad pkt sniffrz respec'

She tooled up'n'all got alll dat gear innit. But dey barks un bites yr azz 2. Postman hates dem says Corby f*cks yr trousrs.

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China admits plot to conquer the world ... with its own 4G

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Coat

MIITY-Ruulahhh!

More standards-No, Wei!

I suppose if it works out they can make this Miao Minister fellow Chairman of the Breadboard at MIIT as well ;)

The double-breasted navy one sans-collar, thanks.

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Kaspersky: Apple security is like Microsoft's in 2002

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Re: Wow

So, Kaspersky and ESET (NOD32) are both bad companies because there might be scammers elsewhere in their country, or in nearby poorer ones :)

ESET are in Bratislava, Slovakia where they also make Cayenne/Touareg/Q7 so they'ŗe tarred with that brush too, poor guys, we know it isn't your fault really ;)

But on the plus side they don't farm out their coding to useless 3rd-world body shops for cost or more likely brown-paper-envelope reasons, they have some self-respect ;)

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LG: We're not walking away from Windows Phone

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Pint

Re: LG need to make a WP in order for us to consider WP as a success?

You'ŗe dissing their Entire Product Range including all other non-phone things they make, although you are just guessing about what they might be like? Ouch! Did they mortally insult your favorite auntie or something? ;)

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Re: LG Phones

Theyŗe Ultra Amoled now, and more visible in strong sunlight, don't know about the other bits .....

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Re: LG Phones

Samsung are if anything even more so, less use of Gorilla Glass in their range than LG, doesn't seem to stop them though, bigger marketing juggernaut than LG and good otherwise!

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Megaphone

Re: Fantastic News

I think I just got green carpet burn on my knees stopping to read that after you kicked it in from the sidelines, nicely played sir, MS will be over the moon after sitting on the benches so long, and the others will be sick as a parrot, early bath for them ;)

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Boffin

Re: Lets keep this in perspective

I would suggest Nokia need to quickly upgrade the Harmattan/Maemo N9 which the Lumia is almost 100% based on, it's a bit of a cult item in the non-core Euro markets where Nokia are allowing it to be sold, it may well need 2 cores and some other changes to keep up soon, although the OS is pretty efficient, apparently the rumour is that quite a few are being ordered and shipped internationally by desperate punters...... OK this doesn't help LG so much ...

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Boffin

I am biased since the other half has one but

Can I just say the LG Optimus Sol with Android is fab for the price and hard to see how even their own WinPhones could compete directly with that. It's not tough like maybe a more expensive HTC with alloy frame, but the LG's front glass is also Gorilla-ed and the display is awesome. I can only imagine how good a higher-range LG would be. LG, where's my fee? !!

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Nvidia: What would you do with a petaflops super?

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Boffin

skype

Make it run skype in Linux and see if there are any system resources left and does it go into an unrecoverable disk-churning loop, is it just me? ;)

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Boffins bone up on rover skills as Curiosity speeds to Mars

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Boffin

one-tonne SUV

Is it a particularly small SUV, or fullsize, but made of made of papier mache? Are there any icy ditches where it can slide in nose-down like the real thing? ;)

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Nympho hauled to loon-cooler after serial bonkathon brutality

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Happy

Re: But I wonder...

Does this not mean though that you'll get autocorrect now coming up with teledildonics, like for example if you were messaging your parents about the great television show you watched last night or some such ....

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Pint

Down With This Sort Of Thing

Careful now

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'Geek' image scares women away from tech industry

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Re: Cool?

Change your surname completely in several different directions for fun on some of the applications to see what the differences might be...... in fact, just make your whole name the same as a notorious gangster from the recruiter's home town, tell them you "don't do that messy stuff anymore" ;)

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Flame

I'll take this one ;)

While it's technically possible your company may have sited its office there on a mission to specifically hunt down all the Admiral Grace Hoppers of the subcontinent, I feel they may actually be interested in other criteria, hence the population distribution of the office oddly more resembling the non-IT part of the population :P

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Re: Women in IT

Isn't the basic deal that any subjects that might be imagined to have a significant component of maths or have definite exam (shock!) answers that aren''t a matter of debate, and also can't easily be learned by rote or submitted slowly in low volume as part of term-based-modules, are avoided? Have to say a lot of guys have headed down this route too, generally because they were slackers at heart - History of Art and Royals anyone? ;)

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Murdoch 'sorry' he didn't shut News of the World years ago

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Mushroom

no worries ocker

Just get "Mick Hucknall's sister" involved again and given a couple of years if she can avoid the Big House then there won't be anything left anymore - "and I woke up Nursie, and it was all a dweam!"

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Swedish men ordered to present cervices in database flub

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Re: Cradle me gravedigger arr!

Tax dolla- hole! *points* Nggg nggg! Swigs wistfully out of antique pewter hipflash then does a quick stylish country-dance-jig round the examination couch to invisible music. Grins at nurse and waits patiently bent over.

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Pint

Cradle me gravedigger arr!

Cervices free at the point of delivery.

Someone should turn up as an Amish-style Gotland "farmer" and "demand satisfaction" for his tax money, just for laughs, or a bet, the pain might be worth it if he can sit down and get some beers after ;) Nurse, Mr Juntti is here for his appointment-his family are originally from Finland so he wont understand you very much, sorry dear! Check your "what?"

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Mobile phones still safe... probably

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Boffin

Re: Can I get a grant to study this?

Even Ericsson didn't put external mouse-heads on their mobes, seems a cunningly-disguised coil of metal wire worked much better ;)

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Pint

Baad natural toxin plant chemicals!

"About 50 percent of chemicals, both natural and synthetic, that have been tested in standard, high-dose, animal cancer tests are rodent carcinogens."

"99.9 percent of the toxic chemicals we're exposed to are completely natural -- you consume about 50 toxic chemicals whenever you eat a plant."

http://reason.com/archives/1994/11/01/of-mice-and-men/singlepage

http://www.nytimes.com/1994/07/05/science/scientist-at-work-bruce-n-ames-strong-views-on-origins-of-cancer.html?pagewanted=all&src=pm

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Apple Store staff outnumber queues as new iPad goes on sale

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Holmes

Re: Who paid

Ask them what a MAC address is ;)

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Apple tops Google in 'Reputation Quotient' survey

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Go

splendid

They'll be jumping for joy at this news!

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Bit-part actress slings sueball at IMDb over age gripe

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Huong Hoang Viet Vet Ding-Dong!

I say!

(best Leslie Phillips accent ;))

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Samsung may try to block next iPhone in Europe too

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Mushroom

Don't tease sleeping bears

Rarrrr!

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