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Microsoft says 'weird things' can happen during Windows Server 2003 migrations

joeW

Re: Skipping versions?

Could that provide an effective workaround for this issue? Introduce a 2008R2 DC to the 2003 network, then upgrade/replace the 2003 DC to 2012R2?

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Stick a 4K in them: Super high-res TVs are DONE

joeW

Re: " were perfectly comfortable with the televisions they currently use"

Absolutely. If 4k takes off, I'll probably pick up a second hand one in 4 or 5 years time for buttons.

Got a 4 year old 50" Panasonic 1080p telly last year for €300 for example. Apart from having a rather chunky bezel, it's great.

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Sysadmin Day 2014: Quick, there's still time to get the beers in

joeW
Pint

Cheers from a Web Developer

Without Sysadmins to keep the servers humming and the tubes flowing, I wouldn't have a job.

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Stop! Yammer time: Microsoft's social biz service becomes one with Office 365

joeW

Yammer failed

Because it was too like Facebook in look and feel. Why was that a bad thing? Because the suits and executives in its target companies thought "What? They want us to pay for this? But it's just like Facebook, and Facebook is free! We want a private Facebook, that's as free as Facebook - why is that a problem?!"

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Native Americans KILLED AND ATE DUMBO, say archaeologists

joeW

Re: Bloody Americans

The Clovis people no doubt had unmistakable evidence that the gomphothere in question posessed weapons of mass destruction.

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Japanese artist cuffed for disseminating 3D ladyparts files

joeW

I seriously want one of those canoes

That is all.

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Do YOU work at Microsoft? Um. Are you SURE about that?

joeW

Re: Sad, but hardly surprising

Bill Gates didn't get rich by writing a lot of cheques.

BUY HIM OUT BOYS!

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LOHAN seeks stirring motto for spaceplane mission patch

joeW

In the spirit of Fortune Favours The Brave

I suggest (courtesy of Google Translate of course) "Inspiration favet taberna"

"Inspiration Favours The Pub"

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FBI: We found US MILITARY AIRCRAFT INTEL during raid on alleged Chinese hacker

joeW

So

Did the Chinese government actually get their hands on the info, or were these three nabbed before they could exchange the data?

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Reg reader fires up Pi-powered anti-cat garden sprinkler system

joeW

Elegant solution

I have a cat, and wouldn't be a bit bothered if one of my neighbours installed this. In fact, I might give it a go myself - furry little bastard ruined my last lawn re-seeding.

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joeW

Re: Fat dogs with huge jaws should also work

Fat dogs with huge jaws might prevent the cat crap issue, but what does one do about the fat dog crap?

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Insecure AVG search tool shoved down users' throats, says US CERT

joeW

Web Developer Toolbar for Firefox. Mostly redundant now with all the built-in dev tools in the major browsers, but ten years ago it was a godsend.

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F1? No, it's Formula E as electric racing cars hit the track

joeW

Re: Hmmmm

Not a lot - same as there's not a lot stopping someone from emptying your tank of petrol with a siphon, but thet's still a bit of a rare occurence.

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Is there too much sex and violence on TV?

joeW

Re: That Bill Grundy interview ...

"I can swear with the best of them, but I'm not having it on my telly!"

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Remember the turbo button on PCs? New AWS instance has one for CPU burst

joeW

Re: For those damned yoof amongst us:

And with a bit of trial and error, and possible a few extra jumpers, you could make it read out anything you liked (within the constraints of either two or three letters, depending on the readout of course).

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Drone's drug airdrop mission ends in failure for Irish prisoners

joeW

The anti-helicopter wires it hit

There's an interesting backstory to why they're installed in the first place.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountjoy_Prison_helicopter_escape

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Creepy battery-operated TEDDY BEAR SEX TOY. Sadly, this is for real

joeW

Re: What would Freud say about this....

They'll be missing a trick if they don't call it Teddy Fuxpin.

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Aaah, what's that smell, Nook? Yes, it's death: Barnes & Noble to jettison e-book biz

joeW

"Nook pricing is where the real levels should be"

Not if one wants to turn a profit on them apparently.

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27 Data-Slurping Facts BuzzFeed Doesn't Want You To Know!

joeW

Re: What's the problem?

King Of Foo never said "People are stupid". He said that there are stupid people, which is pretty much indisputable - but never generalised as to numbers or percentages. Given that he also went on to say that he considers himself stupid, I fail to see what relevance today's XKCD (the moral of which is, don't say "People are stupid" if what you really mean is "I am smart") comic has here.

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Unicode ideogram list-site Emojipedia goes titsup. Wow. Did you just give us the finger?

joeW
Devil

Not *all* of them.....

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Huawei Ascend P7: We review the PANORAMIC SELFIE smartphone

joeW

Oh come on, those corners aren't nearly round enough.

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Stephen Fry MADNESS: 'New domain names GENERATE NEW IP NUMBERS'

joeW

In his defence, it could be argued that "giving out" !== "running out".

Although why he imagines a new URL automatically requires a new IP address in the first place is anybody's guess.

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Brit lands on Rockall with survival podule, starts record attempt

joeW
Trollface

Best of luck Nick

Enjoy your stay in Ireland ;)

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REVEALED: GCHQ's BEYOND TOP SECRET Middle Eastern INTERNET SPY BASE

joeW

Re: Hmmmm

> the past and present activities of the IRA and related groups

...gives the UK government the right to blanket-intercept all data coming from Ireland? Come off it.

The provos did what they did without using the Internet at all.

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joeW

Hmmmm

"Among the cables specifically identified in one document as currently being intercepted or “on cover” are an Irish connection"

Nothing about that in the media over here yet. Surprising, there's nothing like a bit of "Look what the Brits are up to now!!" to shift papers.

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The hoarder's dilemma: 'Why can't I throw anything away?'

joeW

Re: Athlon XP 2400 PC

Had an almost identically-specced machine ten years ago, except for an XP2500+ CPU. Did you have to bridge several tiny points on the chip with conductive paint on the 2400 to overclock it? That's my most abiding memory of those chips...

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US DoJ to appeals court: Haha, no, seriously – Apple totally inflated ebook prices

joeW
Trollface

Slap 'em with a small fine

US$119.6 million sounds about right to me.

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Hello Moto... It's the Nokia Lumia 630

joeW

Removable battery and SD slot

Good to see.

Wonder if there will be any after-market high capacity batteries available for it? A lot of people, myself included, don't give a flying fuck about how thin a phone is if it can go a week between charges.

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eBay slammed for daft post-hack password swap advice

joeW

Re: ebay's password policy ...

> So mine is "***********"

That's odd, all I can see is "hunter2" on my screen.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order ... BLAM-BLAM! That guard did Nazi that coming

joeW

Don't be that guy. Nobody likes that guy.

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Panda-monium as Google updates key search algorithm

joeW
Mushroom

I love the sound

of weeping SEO "experts" in the morning...

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Builder could lose golden ticket to Google's King Cross chocolate factory

joeW

Re: EMEA

UK covers Scotland and Wales already, so you're just left with a U and an I.

Unless you want to go Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Northern Ireland and England... SWINE!!!

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BuzzGasm: Cloud Internet Of Stuff As-A-Service!

joeW

Re: Well, it seems the most important question is not answered by this infographic....

I believe the literal translation is Aloa'das'hite

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Xiaomi launches Mi Pad fondleslablette – your (legal) move, Apple

joeW

Re: Re:

They did, but Apple have paid Cisco for the right to use it. Fun fact, Cisco also came up with the name "iPhone" first.

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Charity: Ta for the free Win 8.1, Microsoft – we'll use it to install Win 7

joeW

WPA2 crackable with rainbow tables?

I thought WPA2 incorporated the network SSID into its encryption key to prevent rainbow tables being a viable means of cracking?

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Google: Mmm. Tab-free Gmail desktop client? We won't DENY it

joeW

Just as well we're talking about their webmail UI then I suppose.

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$3.2bn Apple deal would make hip-hop mogul Dr Dre a BEEELLLIONAIRE

joeW
Headmaster

Re: Isn't Beats Audio just a funky way of saying...

Or you could quote Albert Camus, which is who the Manics were quoting in that song.

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Script fools n00b hackers into hacking themselves

joeW

Re: Nothing new here...

Nah, even a script kiddie might recognize 127.0.0.1 as a loopback address. Significently fewer people are aware that any address starting with 127 does exactly the same thing.

There's no place like 127.0.0.0/32

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Dell charges £5 to switch on power-saving for new PCs (it takes 5 clicks)

joeW

Their laptops are pretty solid for business use. Their desktops, less solid - power supply failures are a regular thing. Maybe if more people paid them a fiver to change the power settings then their PSUs would last longer?

- Sent from my work-provided Optiplex 7010

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Vulture 2 rocket motor heater a non-sizzling success

joeW

Re: How about...

Isn't LOHAN going to be free to swivel around the Flying Truss pole though? Might have trouble keeping the springy copper feeds you speak of on the target patches of copper tape.

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Och aye! It's the Loch Ness Monster – but only Apple fanbois can see it

joeW

"I was a believer in Nessie even before this "

Yeah, somehow that does not come as a massive surprise to me.

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Happy 25th birthday, Game Boy!

joeW
Pint

Re: Sorry looking Gameboy?

Those without a background in lab work (and/or those with too much background in beer-drinking) should note that IPA in this context does NOT stand for India Pale Ale.

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Spanish village called 'Kill the Jews' mulls rebranding exercise

joeW

Re: No Bar!!

I grew up in rural Ireland. The village consisted of 6 houses and 3 pubs.

Sadly, that ratio was skewed by the building boom of the early '00s. There's now 12 houses and 3 pubs - still no shop or church.

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Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen

joeW

Sammy's got you covered!

Here's your 8" phone - http://gizmodo.com/5986485/galaxy-note-80-hands-on-the-8-inch-tablet-as-an-8-inch-phone

And, if you define a tablet as a phone without the phone bits, here's your 4" tablet - http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-4-Inch-Galaxy-Discontinued-Manufacturer/dp/B005P1VMLU/ref=zg_bs_2739893011_2

It never ceases to amaze me how well the "chuck every possible size and shape of device at the wall and see what sticks" approach has worked for them.

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Apple fanbois eat static as Beeb, Sky web stream vids go titsup on iOS

joeW

Re: Cert issue on CDN?

Sounds plausible, especially seeing as we're in the midst of a mass-certificate-renewing frenzy following heartbleed.

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Reg gets sneak peek of Getac's chunky TOUGH AS NAILS 8.1-incher

joeW
Trollface

Re: GPS as an option?

True, it runs a noddy flashy bug fest of a PC OS instead.

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Seagate brings out 6TB HDD, did not need NO STEENKIN' SHINGLES

joeW

I have a 2GB Bigfoot lying around somewhere. The damned things are as close to indestructible as HDDs can be.

Given my age and the last time I used that drive, I reckon it's probably mostly low-resolution JPG porn on there. A nice present for future archaeologists?

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LOHAN preps Vulture 2 for hot vinyl wrap

joeW
Go

I'll say this for you chaps -

You know how to build the suspense.

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Behold, the TITCHY T-REX that prowled the warm Arctic of long ago

joeW

Re: Lets clone it. @MrDamage

Probably best to shit on the neighbour's cat instead.

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joeW

Re: And this is filed under Security?

> would you break into premises guarded by a polar bear lizard?

Not more than once anyway.

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