* Posts by CAPS LOCK

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Microsoft's Windows 10 nagware storms live TV weather forecast

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"Trust me, Microsoft reads these forums. "

.. and writes in them too. Where are all the Microsoft Online Reputation Managers this morning? Carter must be having a lie in. (Oow, I done a pun)

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Pair publishes python framework for rapid router wrecking

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So all consumer grade routers are shit.....

... what, then SHOULD we use? (This is an actual question, not rhetoric)

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Kent Police handed domestic abuse victim's data to alleged abuser – a Kent cop

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"Fined? How about investigated for professional misconduct?"

By who? Other lawyers? LOL

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Microsoft headhunters seek Linux folk for secret open source unit

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This is the AWS effect...

... I'd sum it up as 'Work with AWS or be killed by AWS'. We live in interesting times...

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Furious customers tear into 123-reg after firm's mass deletion woes

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Alternative low cost hosters?

I'm not a 123 customer[1] but I'd like to know who the technorati use...

[1] Vidahost.

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'GPS 2.0' outline calls for open, hackable, interfaces

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If you don't need to guide cruise missiles you don't need to be in space...

... eLoRaN is cheap, reliable and potentially just as accurate as space based GPS. As our American cousins would say "It's a no-brainer'...

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Linux kernel 4.6-rc4 lands

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One wonders how USB3 support is coming on in Windows...

... Linux started supporting USB 3.0 in the September 2009 release of the 2.6.31 Linux kernel.

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Apple pulled 2,204lbs of gold out of old tech gear

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Re: Recycling: My big fat hairy arse.

Not just that. Destroying the phone has two VERY useful advantages for Apple. It keeps them off the second hand market, so they don't compete with new ones, AND those phones that do reach the second hand market are worth a lot more, so the seller is happier and the price differential with new ones is a lot less than it would be.

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You Leica? P9 certainly is a Great Leap Forward in imaging... for Huawei

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Chinese manufacturers aren't too bothered about their stuff once it's out the door.

Should I feel differently about Huawei?

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South Korea to upgrade national stereo defence system for US$16m

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I seem to recall seeing Black Sadbbath with a PA consisting only of...

... Marshall Hundreds. I'm sure that would do the job - my ears are still ringing...

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Web backup biz Monster Cloud monstered after monster price hike

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I'm not a Monster Cloud user but I'd like to know what the technorati are using?...

... Owncloud? I must know - I will know....

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Music's value gap? Follow the money trail back to Google

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In my view your song on Youtube is a free advert for your concert...

... which I will pay to attend if I like your song. It might be that you are better off than when record company executives bathed in Champagne[1] bought with your dosh.

[1] Coke and hookers, obv...

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Google yanks Chrome support for Windows XP, at long last

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Chrome for 32 bit Linux is also dead....

... Time to move to 64 bit Linux - if you can....

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PC biz merger at risk

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I'm shocked, SHOCKED I tell you...

... to discover that "We're getting out of the PC business' Toshiba and "We're out of the PC business' Fujitsu don't want Sony's cast off...

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Bundling ZFS and Linux is impossible says Richard Stallman

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I use ZFS every day.....

... FreeBSD, NAS4FREE, PC-BSD. It isn't hard.

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Feature-rich Vivaldi rolls out, offering power users a choice

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It may have some way to go but at least it continues for where Opera 12 left off...

...which was the best browser until recently.

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We bet your firm doesn't stick to half of these 10 top IT admin tips

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tl;dr? Here's an executive summary...

... 1. Do everything you must do and do it perfectly.

2. Don't do anything you mustn't do.

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FreeBSD 10.3 lands

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Re: Who uses FreeBSD in preference to Linux and why?

I use it at work for servers. Why? Because it's simple, reliable and durable, and I don't even run ZFS. I've run it since 3.3 without any grief or drama. Would I change to Linux? No, I like the simple life.

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Amazon to bad cable slingers: USB-C yourself out

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Got a huge pile of dodgy cables Amazon can't bring itself to let you sell?...

... No such problem at Caveat Emptor Bay.

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Zombie SCO rises from the grave again

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... and the towering genius behing all this...

... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darl_McBride#Education_and_personal_life

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Five downvotes...

...work harder Microsoft Online Reputation Managers...

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Who profits from Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt about Linux?

Well I think we ALL know the answer to that one. Ironical really, since IBM itself used FUD as a business tool in the past.

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Google to unleash Android Pay on UK shoppers within 'months'

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Android Pay on millions of un-updateable devices...

.... what could possibly go wrong?

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Wait! Where did you get that USB? Super-stealthy trojan only drives stick

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How strong willed would you have to be to not plug in a USB stick you found in the street?...

... If you don't want random malware on your system fill the USB hole with Plastic Padding (type elastic obviously). If you want to transfer data across an air-gap CDROM is your friend...

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BT: We're killing the dabs brand. Oh and can customers re-register to buy on our site?

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"Dabs was truely the worst customer service I ever got from any retailer ever."...

... Not an Ebuyer 'customer' then...

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True believers mind-meld FreeBSD with Ubuntu to burn systemd

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Using FreeBSD as the basis for a project is never a bad choice...

... NAS4FREE, PC-BSD and pfSense are good examples of what is possible.

Mind you it isn't too difficult to create a FreeBSD 'distro' just using the FreeBSD ports system. Anyone thinking of trying ubuntuBSD might want to give it a try. Here's a good place to start: https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/35308/

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PC World's cloudy backup failed when exposed to ransomware

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There are two options here...

... 1. The virus was active for more that thirty days, or

2. Dixons Carphone are telling porky lies.

Hmm, which seems most likely?

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Remix OS: China's take on an Android operating system – but for PCs

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Hmmm, Intel and Android...

... a dead end shirley. My money is on Linux and ARM. Time will tell...

(Could pedants please point out there is AMD as well as Intel in the x86 sphere and that Android is Linux, thanks...)

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Swedish publishers plan summer ‘Block Party’ to thwart ad blockers

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Are there any advert masking utilities...

... something that is seen as allowing adverts, not blocking them, but blocking them anyway?

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Samsung PC, laptop owner? Better update the update tool

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I had a Samsung laptop once...

...it caught fire. A reflection of Samsung quality to be sure.

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Behold, Microsoft SQL Server on Linux – and a firm screw-you to Oracle

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IF I was converting from Oracle I certainly wouldn't be inviting in Microsoft...

.. we all know the rules about vampires, don't we?

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R you ready? Open source stats come to Visual Studio

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Embracing and extending R?

This can only end well...

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Airbus' Mars plane precursor survives pressure test

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Why make it manned...

... humans are heavy and need all kinds of services, oxygen, pressure, cappuccino etc. Robots FTW...

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Microsoft has crafted a switch OS on Debian Linux. Repeat, a switch OS on Debian Linux

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Embracing Linux Microsoft?...

... whatever next?

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Qualcomm ARM server chips try on Red Hat Enterprise Linux for size

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Lets hope this does better than Calxeda

Expect prices for Xeons to be slashed - for a while...

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SQL Server for Linux: A sign of Microsoft's weakness. Sort of

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I imagine this is really for off-the-shelf applications which require MS SQLS...

.... why would you put up with all the the nonsense if you use Linux?

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SCO vs. IBM looks like it's over for good

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You have to wonder about the mental fitness of people with a poor legal position going up against...

.. IBM. It's not for no reason that their lawyers are referred to as the Nazgul.

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Microsoft's Red Hat Ansible love-in gives birth to DevNetCLOps

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If I wanted an Interociter I'd get the kit direct from...

Electronic Service Unit 16, not from MicroHat.

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Normally when firms go into business with Microsoft it doesn't end well for them....

... but with RedHat the boot might be on the other foot. Time will tell...

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Canonical accused of violating GPL with ZFS-in-Ubuntu 16.04 plan

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If I want ZFS, and I do, I use FreeBSD or Nas4Free...

What I don't want is Ubuntu introducing more problems and issues with downstream distros like Mint.

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Google wants new class of taller 'cloud disk' with more platters and I/O

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Bring back the Quantum Bigfoot!

This is exactly the solution, about double the storage for the same number of parts, low speed motors for cool running but with high I/O at the outside edge. What's not to like?

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Linux lads lambast sorry state of Skype service

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Absolutely classic Microsoft...

..Embrace, extend, extinguish.

Linuxistas "You have broken Skype"

Microsoft "Yes, sorry about that, it doesn't have blah blah blah, you have to upgrade to a better OS"

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Reminder: How to get a grip on your files, data that Windows 10 phones home to Microsoft

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I don't want Microsoft to own all my stuff, so I don't run Windows.

It's the only way to be sure...</Ripley>

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Black Monday: Office 365 down and out in Europe

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Where are all the Microsoft Online Reputation Managers spinning this into a ,,,

,,, feature?

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Linux Mint hacked: Malware-infected ISOs linked from official site

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tl;dr? Here's an executive summary:

Don't use Wordpress.

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El Reg blows chow down at Justretch.com

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We're sure it isn't a variation on the <multinational>sucks.com protest site?

Shirley it's for people with 'motion sickness' after eating a Justeat delivery?

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LA hospital coughs up $17,000 to free PCs held to ransom by hackers

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Gah - not the 'If your time has no value' argument again...

.... When will you Microsoft Online Reputation Managers stop spouting this[1], it actually works AGAINST Microsoft.

[1] I'm guessing never...

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Eurovision Song Contest uncorks 1975 vote shocker: No 'Nul point'!

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Bring back convicted child molester J. King Esq. to run it.

He'd give it a right sorting out and no mistake.

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Microsoft Office 365: You don't need 27 floppies, but there is desktop friction

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People need to be warned that Office 365 is not the same as Office 2016 ...

... several of my friends have only discovered the difference after migrating. Now the are faced with trying to migrate back.

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Voyager 1 now 20 BEEEELLION KMs from the Sun

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Blimey, and I thought it was a long way to...

... the chemist. Oh Douglas, how you are missed...

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