* Posts by Huw D

63 posts • joined 10 Sep 2012

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BOFH: I want no memory of this pointless conversation. Alcohol please

Huw D

Re: One can only wonder

There's no Wetherspoons nearby?

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Watchdog says yes to BT's EE takeover deal. Shrugs. No 'significant' harm in it

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Does this mean we're going to see Kevin Bacon advertising BT Sport?

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Engineer's bosses gave him printout of his Yahoo IMs. Euro court says it's OK

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Re: Court

Are you thinking about this?

https://ico.org.uk/for-the-public/employment/ which now only leads to https://ico.org.uk/media/for-organisations/documents/1128/quick_guide_to_the_employment_practices_code.pdf ?

Also

http://findlaw.co.uk/law/employment/other_employment_law_topics/employer-look-at-my-emails.html

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Upset Microsoft stashes hard drive encryption keys in OneDrive cloud?

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How dare you...

... post a sensible argument!

What are people going to fly off the handle about now?

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IT bloke: Crooks stole my bikes after cycling app blabbed my address

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Apparently this is old news?

Just forwarded this article to one of the Directors here who has some pretty expensive cycles and he said the tales of bikes being stolen (possibly because of Strava) has been all over the cycling press for months.

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There's an epidemic of idiots who can't find power switches

Huw D

Re: On the plus side...

Do you have a differentiation between these and the "Knows enough to be dangerous" user?

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NetNames confirms easily.co.uk whacked by cyber crims

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Re: "Told punters yesterday", did they?

Woo hoo. Maybe it's my lucky day. Perhaps I'll buy a lottery ticket

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FAIL

"Told punters yesterday", did they?

Still awaiting my communication from them, then.

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Part of the world's IT brought down by Azure Active Directory issue

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Re: False advertising

Next year's a leap year, so if they achieve 100% uptime, it'll balance out

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Phone-fondling docs, nurses sling patient info around willy-nilly

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Re: Just to be sure I'm not finally losing my cake...

The old feller is on a decent BUPA plan.

The bloke in the next bed has to wash it himself.

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British killer robot takes out two Britons in Syria strike

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Are you trying to tell me that Last of The Summer Wine was an ISIS enclave?

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Sunk by 'patent troll': Iron Speed director asks 'anyone want to buy us?'

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This is all a bit of an embuggerance...

... as I had just finished a trial of ISD late August and was looking to purchase.

I'm guessing the troll is going to go after the likes of XLineSoft as well?

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Pan Am Games: Link to our website without permission and we'll sue

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Re: Canuck Post Pub Nosh

ah, squeaky cheese, chips and gravy.

Note: the other half is Canadian and she's gonna kill me for calling it that

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BOFH: Don't go changing on Friday evenings, I don't wanna work that hard

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Re: It's my motto

Where the hell are you drinking that 6 pints costs you £50?

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Spiceworks in WTF-class social log-in SECURITY BLUNDER

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Spiceworks Dev team say...

https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/1025435-error-we-are-unable-to-connect-to-our-spiceworks-authentication-server

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Legal biz Irwin Mitchell outsources majority of IT to Esteem

Huw D

Yup. Did my time at a law firm. I agree with everyone who's posted before me!

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Sir Terry remembered: Dickens' fire, Tolkien's imagination, and the wit of Wodehouse

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Re: incredibly good writer

Jingo was (unless I'm missing the point) about Jingoism.

My (country/religion/football team/dad) is better than your (country/religion/football team/dad) and specifically used to refer to excessive/agressive foreign policy.

That sort of thing.

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A Brit in California moves to the Lone Star State – just swerve the TexMex grub

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Austin - fond memories

I was in Austin in Sept 2014 for just over a week. Loved the place and the people. I'd move today if the opportunity arose.

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LogMeIn: We're stopping our free offering from, errrm, NOW

Huw D

Re: spiceworks

Whatever. I'm just explaining the situation. And I'm one of the UK based Mods.

Calm down dear.

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Huw D

Re: spiceworks

You got modded because there were already 38 separate threads discussing exactly the same thing.

You'd already posted in 6 of them including going off on one at the LMI rep and then decided to start one of your own.

Perhaps you ought to take your own advice and "RTFM" - there are guidelines for the use of the Spiceworks Community and they're based on American standards, so what goes over here on El Reg (and people have been modded to death here as well) doesn't necessarily fit their rules.

And thanks for effectively calling me a cunt.

Regards,

Me.

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Boffins devise world's HARDEST tongue-twister

Huw D

Thanks for bringing this back into my head...

Moses supposes his toeses are roses, but Moses supposes erroneously. For nobody's toeses are posies of roses as Moses supposes his toeses to be.

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'Best known female architect' angrily defends gigantic vagina

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It's the perfect compliment

To the Yas Marina hotel complex

http://img.justthetravel.com/the-yas-hotel-abu-dhabi-2.jpg

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Bonking boffins say bacon biters won't breed

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Smoke me a kipper...

...I'm staying for breakfast.

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Angry Brazilian whacks NASA to put a stop to ... er, the NSA

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Reminds me of this SOPA f**K up.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/01/23/freetard_sopa_fail/

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Moving from permie to mercenary? Avoid a fine - listen to Ben Franklin

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We are the gits that say NI...

I can only imagine the hell that some of you are going through, given how much I was hounded for about £670 of (allegedly) unpaid Class 2 NI, that after 4 years they finally admitted I didn't owe.

This includes the stress of them passing the alleged debt on to a Debt Collection company in Lancashire who refused to stop hassling me even after HMRC had written to me confirming that I owed them nothing.

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Screw you, Brits, says Google: We are ABOVE UK privacy law

Huw D

"Here Eric, here's that bundle of cash you wanted in a plain brown envelope. As discussed, I'll make the problem go away..."

Cameron won't do jack about it.

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Rejoice! Sysadmin day is... TODAY. Now get in here and win free stuff

Huw D

SysAdmin day beers

Will be hitting the pub in 6 hours courtesy of the gifts of money from staff and vendors alike :D

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WAR ON PORN: UK flicks switch on 'I am a pervert' web filters

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Re: hedgeporn...

"I found it under a bush..."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AH7qdhiKZg4 Comedian Duncan Oakley and a song about porn mags...

Probably NSFW and no doubt a potential victim of Cam-moron's policies.

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Why I'm sick of the new 'digital divide' between SMEs and the big boys

Huw D

FWIW, Trevor...

I managed to get the ear of someone (very senior) at HP during Spiceworld London and pressed them about how they interact with the SMB/SME market.

One of the things that vital to me is the ability to try kit out to see if it's fit for purpose. I have no budget to buy something, find out it's no good and scrap it - even if it's just a £500 laptop.

If I'm in big business I can get stuff thrown at me. I can go to the likes of SCC/ComputaCenter and play with every toy under the sun. If I'm SMB I just have to hope I've made the right decision.

An email conversation has been started. Hopefully something good will come of it.

I think we all need to pressure the vendors for fair treatment.

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Pink Floyd blasts Pandora for 'tricking' artists with petition

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Re: Would the Floyd gentlemen then also consider...

If you're using the music for work (i.e. as a DJ) then you can happily format shift in the uk with a Produb license.

http://www.prsformusic.com/users/recordedmedia/ProDub/Pages/ProDubLicence.aspx

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AXE-WAVING BIKER GANG SMASHES into swanky Apple UK store

Huw D

Re: Correction

Depends.

Are we talking bike based trikes or car based trikes? :D

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Huw D
Devil

Re: Correction Correction Huw D

No,

Bikers live and breathe bikes.

Motorcyclists have bikes, but aren't necessarily bikers.

Blokes who turn up in cars and then put their full leathers/helmets on are collectively known as tossers.

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Correction Re: Correction

All bikers ride motorcycles. However, not everyone who rides a motorcycle is a biker either.

Now enough of this, I'm off to the Farmyard Party.

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Gates and Allen reshoot historic 1981 Microsoft photo

Huw D

Re: Just "a" follower?

There's a difference between the queue of people lining up to see a celebrity and the queue of people lining up to throw rotten vegetables at a bloke in the stocks...

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Reg man goes time travelling at iconic observatory

Huw D

If you're going to visit...

..try and avoid the 10/11 of May this year, unless you like being stuck in traffic behind loads of people going to an event at Astle Park (next door to Jodrell Bank).

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These mobile devices just aren't going away. What'll we do, Trevor?

Huw D

Re: MDM @Lusty

The issue is not about working round IT, per se, it's more about breaking company policy.

For what it's worth, I've seen people get fired for breaking company policy at Law firms, big banks and at a large Financial Services company. One was for sending confidential information to a personal email address, one was for losing data on a USB stick and another was for logging on to a transactional system as someone else because they didn't have the rights to do a task themselves.

In all these cases, the policies were set by the companies, not by a draconian IT department stuck in the 60s.

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Re: MDM

If you're working in a regulated industry such as Financial Services or Healthcare, your carefree approach to where data goes would probably result in your employer deeming you worthy of dismissal.

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Bacon sarnies can kill: Official

Huw D

Right.

I would rather die happy with a bacon sarnie in my hands than die miserable without one.

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Microsoft parts clouds over Bing Maps with massive sat pic upgrade

Huw D
FAIL

Instant fail

Go to Bing Blog link from article.

Scroll down to aerial photo of Wollaton Park, Nottingham, England.

Place cursor over photo.

Laugh at link.

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The business mullet: Cool or tool?

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If you wear a business mullet...

... what you're saying to me is that you want to be Jeremy Clarkson. Especially if you turn up in an expensive car.

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Review: Vodafone Smart Tab II 7 budget 3G tablet

Huw D

Re: Got one just before Xmas

At the end of the day, 3G was important for my needs. The other choice was for me to go out and buy a tablet (at £x) and still have to pay for a data contract with someone (for £y per month).

I am happy to pay what I paid and as I said, YMMV.

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Got one just before Xmas

Wanted a cheap and cheerful tablet with 3G.

Spoke to Vodafone and as a long standing business customer I got it for free, with the data at £15 per month.

At that price I can't complain, and it does everything I need it to do.

YMMV.

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Yes, hundreds upon hundreds of websites CAN all be wrong

Huw D

Re: It's about the Scots

I believe it was a famous Scots comedian that came out with that originally, but hey ho.

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It's about the Scots

I'm blue, in Aberdeen I will die, Aberdeen I will die...

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John McAfee rushed to hospital over heart attack fears

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Film?

Charlie Sheen to take the lead role then?

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Tool time with Trevor: 'Organic' sysadmins' spice mush still pretty edible

Huw D

Re: niggles

Actually they try to identify by serial number first. It's only if they can't find one that they move on to other things - and a MAC address isn't guaranteed constant either.

See http://community.spiceworks.com/help/How_Does_The_Scan_Work#SerialNumber

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Huw D

Re: You fail to show the ADVERTISEMENTS!

To be honest, I don't find the ads any more intrusive than the ads on El Reg, but as ever mileage varies.

If you're using it for your helpdesk portal, the users don't see the ads anyway.

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Ten technology FAILS

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What about that...

...Amstrad email phone nightmare thing

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