* Posts by Sloppy Crapmonster

122 posts • joined 19 Nov 2011

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Samsung, the Angel of Death: Exploding Note 7 phones will be bricked

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Re: Is this even legal in the EU?

I upvoted you, then saw this was really a rant against a credit card you had revoked at some time in the past, then downvoted you.

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Moscow says writing infrastructure attack code is a thought crime

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"modificating"

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Dell EMC cranks Xeon servers into ludicrous mode with Tesla GPUs

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FAIL

I tried, I couldn't come up with DIGITS out of the full name of the... whatever it is.

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DirecTV Now to give Apple TV free for those who take 3-month deal

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I'm currently subscribed to sling.tv for $30/mo. If DirecTV Now has the same channel lineup and crashes half as much I think that's worth the $5 increase.

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20 years to get Amiga Workbench 3.1 update, and only a fortnight to get first patch

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I just got rid of a 4000 on fleabay. It's a shame; I'd always wanted one, then got that thing, and it sat in my basement doing nothing for a decade. I'm glad someone who wanted it got it after me.

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Level3 switch config blunder blamed for US-wide VoIP blackout

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I have a couple of SIP trunks through Twilio and I could place calls to AT&T cellular (the only service I tried) throughout the outage but not receive them.

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Before Bitcoin, digital cash was called Beenz – all that's left is a T-shirt

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I wore my Novell baseball cap a couple of times this summer. I still don't miss Novell.

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Oi, Apple fanbois. Your beloved Jesus Phones are pisspoor for disabled users

Sloppy Crapmonster

Re: Er - get a Samsung then ?

Hear hear! Shame on you for wanting to participate in society, cripple! Back in my day, you'd be sent off to a ward where we able-bodied folk didn't have to hear from you.

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UK copyright troll weeps, starts 20-week stretch in the cooler for beating up Uber driver

Sloppy Crapmonster

Re: Song title

Since he's one of yours, I'd think you'd want to make it fit UKIP - Uber Kicking Ignorant Prick, maybe?

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Pull the plug! PowerPoint may kill my conference audience

Sloppy Crapmonster

This is why, in my previous life as a video support lackey, the presenter on stage had a clicker that lit up a light at my station behind the screen so *I* could press the "next slide" button on the computer that was actually attached to the projector.

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Naughty Zuck: Facebook fudged its video ad numbers

Sloppy Crapmonster

Re: So, put the other way ...

The ad buyers may have been wrong, but the ad sellers were lying to them.

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Let's Encrypt won its Comodo trademark battle – but now fan tools must rename

Sloppy Crapmonster

Re: Wow

You clearly didn't read the article.

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Bungling Microsoft singlehandedly proves that golden backdoor keys are a terrible idea

Sloppy Crapmonster

Mr. Robot?

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IT boss 'set up fake companies to charge his employers $2.4m'

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Joke

> I've always had to do regular money laundering training as well as bribery and corruption training.

But of course -- if you can't do all that, why are you working at a bank?

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A statement from Steven P Bong concerning alleged CV inaccuracies

Sloppy Crapmonster

That PDF renders impressively poorly in Firefox Nightly.

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Patriotic Brits rush into streets to celebrate… National Cream Tea Day

Sloppy Crapmonster

Re: An issue that bitterly divides the country

Cake please!

(Even this dirty Murkin gets that reference)

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Your mother has a smooth forehead, Klingon language lovers roar at Paramount

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Which end of a pineapple is the rough one?

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Re: Reality check

I'm glad that I was the first one to urinate on your self-congratulatory parade.

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Rampant robot tries to rip my clothes off

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Mr. Dabbs--

Have I mentioned lately that I love you? And your musical taste? PWEI forever!

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ICANN in a strop that Intel, Netflix, Lego, Nike and others aren't using their dot-brand domains

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Re: ironic

There is nothing keeping them from buying .amzn

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Re: Proof that it was a shakedown all along

If you're running your own DNS server, you can use any TLD internally. You could override .com if you wanted to. Google bought .dev, said "we're only going to use this internally," and proceeded to screw with everyone else already (mis-)using .dev for internal things.

I'm just upset I don't own clownpenis.fart

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Quad-core coffee table trumped by dual-Mac garden furniture

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Re: re O'Reilly etc

I just threw out a copy of the O'Reilly MCSE exam prep book that covered Windows 95 and NT 4.0. So not older, but quaint.

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Re: Trump

> Will Trump trump "trump"?

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

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Linux greybeards release beta of systemd-free Debian fork

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Of the 90 Debian servers I'm responsible for, I've replaced systemd on zero of them. It's just not an issue. I'm not saying it's not an issue for *anyone*, but I personally have no problem with it. And it makes my laptop start up and shut down *really fucking fast*.

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Ever wondered what the worst TV show in the world would be? Apple just commissioned it

Sloppy Crapmonster

Re: Many have tried...

Oh man, Mr. Robot...

That was a really good show, and I'd argue it wasn't really about hacking at all. Yes, the main character was a computer security specialist, and he did penetrate computer systems, but that was *not* a show about hacking. I hesitate to go into any more detail than that on the off chance of spoilers.

Anyway, I'm going to watch season 2, but I don't think they can go anywhere but down from season 1.

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Hey Windows 10, weren't you supposed to help PC sales?

Sloppy Crapmonster

Re: Improve PC Specs

Can a chromebook play a DVD? I've got a few around, and the requisite USB-attached DVD drive, I've just never had the need to try. Maybe I will.

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Dell PowerEdge R730: Reg rack monkeys crack smiles over kindness of engineers

Sloppy Crapmonster

Re: Nice kit...

I find that all I have to do is buy something from them -- then the salesdroids that ignore me the rest of the time won't leave me alone.

I do like their servers for all the reasons listed in the article, though. Those rails really are nice.

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Sony balls up PlayStation businesses, tosses outfit over to California

Sloppy Crapmonster

Re: Corporate Responsabilty

First of all, too many question marks. I'm not saying you're an Internet Kook, but you type like one.

Second of all, it doesn't matter that other corporations have shitty business practices. This isn't a story about whomever runs the Energizer brand, this is a story about Sony. Stick to the topic at hand and you'll further diminish the Internet Kook label to which you've brought comparisons.

Third: yes, Sony is a terrible company. That's why I bought my (new-in-box!) PS Vita second-hand, and only updated the firmware to a place where I could make it do what I wanted, as opposed to what Sony wanted. It's a terrible PSP replacement, but now I can play every PSP game I've purchased (and everything I haven't, not that I've done much of that with it) along with all the Vita games I've purchased.

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Human cost of California gas well leak revealed

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I have a question

"This may prove handy for future use when smaller volumes prove inadequate, such as our 2013 estimate that the entire Reg readership would fill no less than 205 Olympic-sized swimming pools."

Are we being stacked neatly into the pools or are we being liquefied first?

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Microsoft steps up Windows 10 nagging

Sloppy Crapmonster

Re: I'm waiting until it goes to 11.

I downvoted you, and here's why:

I specced out a new laptop for work recently; it's a MSI PE60 6QE-031US. Intel Skylake i7-6700-HQ, 8GB RAM (too little, unfortunately; maybe I can upgrade in a couple of years), Intel something-or-other graphics *and* Nvidia GTX 960M (Optimus graphics, so I'm stuck with the Intel video when booted into Debian), matte 1920x1080 display. Really, other than the RAM (I was given a hard limit of $1200 for this machine (as opposed to my supervisor's favored supervisoree; he's probably going to get a Macbook Pro with lesser specs and 2x the cost), so I stepped down from 16GB RAM to 8 in order to get the 250GB Samsung 850 Pro EVO SSD; HUGE MISTAKE!) this is a really nice computer. It came with Windows 10, and I put Debian 8 on it because that's what I use at work; Windows is on a second partition because I also like to play video games, and Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes looks *really nice* with the graphics turned *all the way up* (yes, I have a bit of a backlog). Anyway, what I'm saying is I'm coming up on 20 years of using a Linux distribution in anger (Debian Slink, then Redhat 6.2, then back to Debian from then out) and *as long as you don't want to play video games* you should just put up or shut up about moving away from Windows. There's not even a good reason to do so; any computer you don't assemble yourself is going to come with a valid Windows license. Bill Gates doesn't care if you use Windows or not. Satya Nadella doesn't, really, either. Put VirtualBox on it for using Windows from your choice of Linux distributions; it's easy to learn, and a valid license of Windows you could put on it costs $200 on the expensive side. Threatening Microsoft (in the comments section of ElReg, ha!) that you're going to stop paying them does nobody any good.

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BlackBerry Priv: Enterprise Android in a snazzy but functional package

Sloppy Crapmonster

Re: There once was a way for a single page

add print.html to the end of the url:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/Print/2015/11/06/blackberry_priv_review/

becomes

http://www.theregister.co.uk/Print/2015/11/06/blackberry_priv_review/print.html

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Noughty by nature: Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection and Rock Band 4

Sloppy Crapmonster

Re: Uncharted multiplayer

Don't worry; I'm sure you'll be able to pay for the multiplayer DLC sooner or later. And if I know Sony and their licensees, you'll have to pay for multiplayer in each game separately.

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T-Mobile US hires someone other than bungling Experian to offer ID theft monitoring to hack victims

Sloppy Crapmonster
WTF?

Yo dawg

I heard you like identity theft. So I protected your Experian with Experian...

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The last post: Building your own mail server, part 2

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Happy

Print button

add print.html to the end of any story url, and there's your printable page.

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Google Adblock shock a load of cock – users mock post hoc

Sloppy Crapmonster

Re: Simple solution for google

>When is El Reg going to put ads inside the article texts?

Read just about anything in the Hardware section.

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Get whimsical and win a Western Digital Black 6TB hard drive

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Happy

contest whore

"Dafuq did I just read? How do you combine logical sectors to create a physical sector?"

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Silicon Valley, episode 8: Larping, mogging and losing its way

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Thank you ElReg!

There has been a shockingly consistent run of typo-free articles lately. This one reminds me of the site I've come to know and love.

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Apple's Tim Cook and Salesforce's Marc Benioff DECLARE WAR on anti-gay Indiana

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FAIL

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

Jesus is considered a prophet in Islam. The only Muslims that would deny service to a Christian would be those that were as stupid as the Christians pushing for this law thinking it allows them to use it as a shield for their own prejudices.

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Re: "This is why this law is needed-Part 2": industry move out of Indiana

Dude, you have a state-sanctioned lock on crazy, or didn't you read this article? One of the few groups being discriminated against are athiests; we don't get to take the worst parts of ourselves and say our overlords made us this way. You'd think y'all would be happy to put your businesses on a list so that us heathen scum wouldn't waste our time or yours trying to do business with you.

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Re: Indiana, WTF?

Shouldn't the booming business really be in "LGBT not welcome here" signs? It's more in keeping with the spirit of the law *and* doesn't cause an undue financial burden on those businesses that aren't excercising their new-found freedom, right?

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Dear departed Internet Explorer, how I will miss you ... NOT

Sloppy Crapmonster
Joke

Re: "what the world needs is a new and decent rendering engine."

what the world needs now is another rendering engine

like I need a hole in my head

--w/apologies to David Lowery

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Microsoft RE-BORKS Windows 7 patch after reboot loop horror

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Joke

"Borked systems include a variety of machine models from the likes of HP and Dell, which appear to throw up the error code 80004005"

That looks like the code my hacked PSP puts up when I try to play my paid-for Japanese games on my American account.

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After months of teasing, VMware finally allows us all the joy of six

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It'll be interesting to see

I just got done migrating from free ESXi to paid-for Server Essentials - I at least get someone to call when the servers go titsup (and they haven't, inshallah, ever since running VMWare Server 2 many moons ago). The next hedge is to investigate some flavor of openstack. Not because I dislike VMWare, but because our next logical step with VMWare costs five figures (Essentials cost us $500), and that buys a lot of time playing around with the competition. I'm licensed to upgrade to 6 but I'm in no rush to do so.

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French Google fund to pay for 1 million print run of Charlie Hebdo next week

Sloppy Crapmonster
FAIL

"The cash will come from €60m fund (€20m per year over three years) that supports digital publishing innovation. The fund was set up in 2013 following negotiations between Google and the French government as a remedy to demands from European publishers that Google pay for displaying news snippets in its search results."

So, they're diverting funds from a court-ordered penalty they were already legally obligated to pay, to a feel-good "collector's edition" of a paper that usually sees a miniscule % of that for a full run? Larry&Sergey(&Eric) could pull that much cash out of their couch cushions.

This is not a humanitarian gesture, folks. This is lawyers picking over a fresh corpse.

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SCREW YOU, EU: BBC rolls out Right To Remember as Google deletes links

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Hypocrital much, Google?

You mean they aren't just going to post the removal requests on chillingeffects.org? Color me surprised.

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Amazon axes hated Fire Phone price: 99 pennies but a niche? Ain't none

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Congratulations on your headline

That's one of the best headlines I've ever seen out of this fine establishment.

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Microsoft: Just what the world needs – a $25 Nokia dumbphone

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Yes please

Candybar phone with a physical numberpad that plays MP3s? Why has it taken so long? I really truly want one of these things.

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Chromebooks to break out of US schools: Netbook 2.0 comeback not just for children

Sloppy Crapmonster

I appreciate that a chromebook will boot and allow at least a guest login without one, but in what sense do you mean "Chromebooks do not require an internet connection."? I am genuinely curious.

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Sony Xperia Z2: What we REALLY thought of this Android fondleslab

Sloppy Crapmonster

Re: Meh

"Is thinner than an iPad Air really necessary?"

Yes. The end goal should be something that is the dimensions and foldability of a piece of paper with the computing horsepower to get things done instantly and the networking oomph that everything in the whole world may as well be local. The things we have now are still hopelessly primitive.

No, I'm not joking.

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