* Posts by s. pam

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Rackspace looks to have bypassed vCloud Director upgrade

s. pam
Flame

vClud Director is almost as fucked up as vSphere Web Client

As someone who has sat, pounding my head onto a spike for hours with vCD I can assure you that ANYTHING (including a root canal w/o anaesthetic done from my back passage) would be a welcome break. vCD in my experience is a kludgy, browser malviolent application that also boasts Java as one of its sins. Add to it vCloud Air in the mix and misadventures explode logarithmicly for the amount of inconsistency and pain one must endure.

I wish anyone entering this market well -- it desperately needs better tools.

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Another chance to win a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive

s. pam

EU regulators cower in fear over latest Google search extensions

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Should all Europeans be able to watch Estonian football? Consultation launched

s. pam
Black Helicopters

Just buy a damn Freesat box and be done with it!

Go to electronics store.

Buy Freesat box.

Point at appropriate satellite.

Fine tune.

Job well done.

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Carders fleece $4.2 million from Victoria's MyKi transport agency

s. pam
Facepalm

Nah, don't pay them that's the game!

I used to commute from Sydney to Melbourne regularly to visit customers. I never paid, and did so having learned it was only AU$10 fine (£4-5) if you got caught. Given there were never any ticket checkers, the easy part was to just jump off at a stop if you saw them getting on.

Melbournians are well versed in this game -- only tourists and overseas visitors and mugs pay on their system.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Southern biscuits and gravy

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Happy

A fine staple of hangovers in the Southern USA....

add Chicken Fried Steak, Hash Browns and 2 Eggs scrambled and even your WORST Tequila hangover will be gone!

When I get to go to Texas I look forward to Biscuits & Gravy. My English wife says it looks like baby puke on scones, but who gives a fsck!

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Help! Our Virgin Media TiVo boxes are stuck in a loop! Help! Our Virgin..

s. pam
FAIL

Re: Oddly enough

It's been shitting all over itself for the last 3 days in Area 31 where we live, hiccup, burp, fart, puke then fine for a while the rinse & repeat cycle. Makes working from home awfully fucking hard.

Must go back to garden and trim flowers !!

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Google, Adobe barricade Flash against hacker hordes – we peek inside

s. pam
Childcatcher

You cannot make a Turd, White....and Adobe needs to delete the App!!

To: Adobe Execs

Subject: Flash needs to be eradicated

Dear Execs,

All of us in the InfoSec circles, our 80++ year old parents know it, why don't you?

Adobe Flash is one giant, sucking black hole of back doors and must die.

Signed,

The users of machines expecting a modicum of security.

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Minister for Fun opens consultation on future of the BBC

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Flame

Why doesn't the press catch on - Auntie is telling Porkies

Anyone not in the UK pays a fee NOW to Auntie to use iPrayer in other countries and gas girl a while now! So the Bleeb already has the technological and the ability and the know how.

Sounds like more luvvie pork barrel dosh about to be flushed in the Loo!!!

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It's 2015 and VMware tools break VMs if you open two browser tabs

s. pam

vCloud Director has it even worse!

login to vCloud air, click yo launch vCloud Director, watch it puck wanting Flash, install Flash, instant disaster. You've got no choice unless you kill the vca window, it'll fail too but not every time. It just fails when you don't need it to!

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North America down to its last ~130,000 IPv4 addresses

s. pam
WTF?

I know where at least 3 Class B's not being used may be

But ARIN is run by idiots just line other groups and given they NEVER go back and force network numbers users to PROVE they're using them, they'll never get these back.

If I know where 3 Class B's are, and a few dozen CIDR blocks (as I applied, and received them back in the 80's/90's) you can damn sure bet there's a fuckload more out there.

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Apple Music: First three months for free? We lasted less than 3 hours

s. pam
FAIL

Bad seed Apple

I'll stick with TuneIn Radio thanks very much...!

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Subaru Outback Lineartronic: The thinking person’s 4x4

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XV velly cheap = velly bad, buy a Firester!

We drove a 64 reg XV and a 64 reg Forester and bought the Forester. The XV back seat I kept hitting my head on the roof and it felt cheap & plastic. The Forester felt solid and we negotiated a good deal with a dealer in the countryside that helped immensely

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s. pam
Holmes

Subaru knows the correct lanes as well!

We are on our 2nd Subaru now, with the 1st being a 2010 WRX which was awesome, but sucked petrol like a prostitute in Amsterdam when the ships come in....

Now driving a '64 reg Forester diesel manual - and thus is important!

Sister in law had a '62 registered Outback, automatic transmission packed it in and a £5,500 bill for a new one. Turns out like Volvo and Audi & others, the multi-clutch automatic transmission is a FRU- in fail midrange, not fixable, replace true whole bloody thing. We had that happen on a '58 reg Volvo V50 and TADTS, £5,500 please!

Moral: regardless of model, get a manual! Btw, we get almost 48+ mpg on the motorway at 80+ :)

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Capita: Call centre workers, can you fall on your swords? Please?

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O2's support staff are rubbish

as a business and private customer O2 is quickly falling into the sewers so fast it serves them right to be outsourced to a Tandoori Helpless Desk...utterly hopeless, argumentative and feckless.

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Chrome on Mac sucks (electrons), says Google, so we'll fix it

s. pam
Mushroom

Hey Google, how about fixing all the crashes on iOS 8.* whilst you're at it?

Chrome has been renamed to Choke on our iPhones and iPads at $HOME it has become a joke of who can have more crashes in a single evening!

There was a time our favourite game was spot the recycled TV star on another programme, but that's been replaced with "Oops, Choked, again" is the battle cry.

Sad really -- all that opportunity and this is what you get.

PS> I wish there was a Blues Brothers Rubber Biscuit Icon El Reg!!!!!

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Apple brews new News news to peruse - screws news dudes

s. pam
Facepalm

Newsstand isn't fit to wrap F&C in

Newsstand has to be the second biggest pile of shite Apple has ever released! It is an appalling Jackboots and Jodhpurs overkill approach to something that should be dead-simple: Show me the magazine/newspaper I have a bloody subscription to. Instead it's yet another memory hogging p-i-g that I have to click through to read.

Good bye to bad SW and I'm not convinced that "News" or whatever the fsck they'll call the new thing will be any better!

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Caterham 270S: The automotive equivalent of crack

s. pam
Megaphone

Far too little horsepower for the money!

Pah.

My 200Bhp Caterham is for sale, for less money!!!

You could have far more smiles and an insanely fast Caterham SV with the VHPD racing engine for less or equal dosh with a load of spare bits and bobs. Go onto blatchat dot com and search for "2002 SV VHPD For Sale" and you'll get one heck of a deal!

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Aw, snap! How huge HTML links can crash Chrome tabs in one click

s. pam
Mushroom

Chrome has become a steaming pile of shite

On iOS you can crash Chrome just going to some pages on the Telegraph and Guardian websites that are normal pages. British airways website as well can kill Chrome, so it's not just drive-boy's but shitty code from the Chrome developers in general.

I've been filing bug and crash reports for 14 months and no reply..

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Snoopers' Charter queen Theresa May returns to Home Office brief

s. pam
FAIL

Jackboots and Jodhpurs anyone?

Teflon Theresa in charge is like letting a paedophile protect a playground. She's so seriously done SFA for the UK in terms of protecting our borders I think with her at the reins we'll all be heading to Valhalla very shortly.

She's clueless and needs to go home to Maidenhead!

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18-wheeler ROBOT JUGGERNAUT hits Nevada's highways. Cower, fleshies!

s. pam
Terminator

Hasn't anyone ever seen "Duel"

FFS, that movie still sends shivers up me spine to this very day!

Add in autonomous operations and you've got a recipe for a Sci-Fi movie from hell a'brewing!

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Range Rover Sport: Like a cathedral on wheels, only with comfier pews

s. pam
Paris Hilton

You also cannot take it over Marlow Bridge (even if you're a Yummy Mummy)

The funny thing is all the Yummy Mummy Brigade in Marlow are all up in arms crying into their White Wine that they get tickets for taking RR's over the bridge as they're 1/2 tonne too heavy.

The vehicle is heavier than a WW I Sherman Tank and will earn the owner s £120 / 6 penalty point fine if you happen to get caught on the bridge in the background driving over it.

The pictures were obviously shot at the very trendy Compleat Angler in Marlow by the wier.

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David Cameron 'guarantees' action on mobe not-spots. Honest

s. pam
Megaphone

How about making them pay their £9 Billion in taxes due too Dave-O?

I honestly gave up 10 years ago thinking we would ever be as advanced as India for mobile telephony here in the 4th world.

Damnit make the Mobile providers pay their taxes Dave and the government can give the coverage for free!

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NatWest and RBS' mobile banking apps go TITSUP

s. pam
FAIL

A great opportunity again to....

FLEECE the mugs, ahem, us lot as taxpayers in a desperate bid for more taxes to bail out their fecked up IT department will be forthcoming on the Beeb news at 1800?

Will they blame hackers for the outage, I'd say the odds favour it.

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Lib Dems wheel out Digital Rights Bill pledge as election sweetener

s. pam
Mushroom

Uh, they're part of the fscked up mess NOW!

How dare they carrot dangle something like this given Cluck's been part of the whole spy game in bed with Camoron!

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National Grid's new designer pylon is 'too white and boring' – Pylon Appreciation Society

s. pam
Trollface

Think of them as a big I.U.D. and you'd not be wrong

They look like giant birth control devices, and perhaps should be used in areas where the Green Party is particularly active

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: Deep-fried cheesy Hungarian

s. pam
Pint

Yuck, but here are some KILLERS.....

Here's some shit that'll cause you to immediately need a defibrulator:

http://www.theguardian.com/sport/gallery/2015/apr/06/meat-cheese-and-lots-of-calories-mlb-stadium-foods-in-pictures

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Volvo V60 Polestar: Speak softly, carry a big stick, dress like a Smurf

s. pam
FAIL

Transmission from hell car that will eat your wallet!

We had a 2008 Vulva and to say the DSG gearboxes are shit is a terrible understatement. The car is pleasant enough to drive if you're over 50 and happy wearing your flat cap but has NO street credibility.

When the gearbox started acting up our local Vulva dealer in M'head said "That'll be £5,500 please". I spit my fucking dummy out, and he explained "The DSG gearbox only have 1 failure mode due to them being chain driven continuously and that is completely replace the entire gearbox".

Search t'web and you'll find plenty of message boards with complaints -- Vulva knows all about this and laughs all the way to the bank with every sucker who buys one.

++++++

Pleased to say we were able to sell it and replaced it with a absolutely reliable Subaru Forester that's the bees knees without all the stupid bells & whistles. No hassle, no mess, no fuss and NO £5,500 bills!

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David Cameron's Passport number emailed to footy-head

s. pam
Holmes

What a choke!

So the end user deleted the email - what about the Email Archive and the Exchange logs?

I suspect if they did a real search, it is probably available on an #IRC channel now!

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Frayed British Airways plays down mega hack attack on frequent flyer accounts

s. pam
Flame

Typical B.A. Bullhockey

They've continued to screw Exec Club members for the last several years making our miles worth less, and making it harder and harder to use them for a flight or upgrade.

I guess it sort of makes sense, hey-ho blame the hackers your miles are now gone. Too bad!

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Netflix: Look folks, it's net neutrality... HA, fooled you

s. pam
Terminator

Still doesn't mean Netflix are scum!

They block my IP's to my legitimate host when I travel yet feel they can bill me when away.

They block legitimate VPN access when traveling as well.

In fact, unless you like how they Mind Control the content in the country you're in, they just #EpicFail across my baord....

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UK spaceport, phase two: Now where do we PUT the bleeding thing?

s. pam
Headmaster

We put it.....

In yoUranus!

Wasn't that bleedingly obvious El Reg?

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BBC bins pricey Windows Media, Audio Factory goes live

s. pam
Flame

Re: And Radio 3 needs to be kicked off FM

Bullshit, there are a lot of us that live in areas that DAB doesn't get to.

Kill off BBC Asia and other rubbish channels!

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s. pam
Flame

NOW FUCKING KILL FLASH !!!

BBC get a clue - Flash is the Ebola virus, the HIV virus, and all other virus' in one.

KILL IT NOW, it is 20++ year old, security bug riddled crap.

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$10,000 Ethernet cable promises BONKERS MP3 audio experience

s. pam
Holmes

I'm sure all the UK.Gov / NHS Consulting firms...

Are already ordering them by the container ship load.

Or at least billing for same whilst using a £0.50 one!

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Ugly, incomplete, buggy: Windows 10 faces a sprint to the finish

s. pam
Terminator

die another day...

If it looks like a turd, and smells like a....

Just like the OS discussed in the movie "it'll be bug ridden, flaky, crash randomly and require upgrades for years to come."

Well done Redmond then!

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Gigabit-over-TV-cable spec DOCSIS 3.1 passes interop test

s. pam
Flame

Virgin will never deliver it, they can't even run the DNS properly

To err is human, to totally fsck up requires Virgin so this will never happen with them.

After all they can't even run the DNS right, nor give customers the ability to do so themselves.

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Internet RFC overseer snubs ICANN and co's web power grab offer

s. pam
Facepalm

NetMundial have to be a group of feckwits of epic proportions if they believe they got agreement.

Beware the brown paper -- the brown acid is bad!

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Google Chrome on Windows 'completely unusable', gripe users

s. pam
FAIL

It's currently shit on iOS 8.1 !!!!!

what an absolutely flakier than my ex-wife's morals piece of shit it is on iOS 8.1.1

Constantly unpredictably crashing

About to have to use Safari again it's sooooooooo baaaaaaaadddddddd!

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A WHOPPING 8 million Windows Server 2003 systems still out there

s. pam
Mushroom

more than 2/3rds of banks sill on it &/or 2000

i shit you not if you could see what old carp your bank is using you'd go back to hiding money !!!

The fact the writer doesn't investigate is why companies fed it cheaper to pay up to almost 100% per year original server cost just to get custom one-off patch support from MSFT. That's the cash cow disaster being outsourced to the lowest cost country to provide marginal programmers to have at someone's code they have no idea about the original MSFT monkeys intentions...

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Rosetta science team thinks Philae might come to life in the spring

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I want some shirts

like Dr Matt Taylor's shirts !!!

Awesome to have geekiness dressed so well and fabulous to have one of arisetta's leaders feeling comfortable and not being a suited & booted PR monkey!!!

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BT in talks to RE-SLURP O2 after spitting it out a decade ago

s. pam
WTF?

Fook me

oh happy funking days, I just renewed my contract with O2. I would give BT a roll of bum wipe unless it was on a poo stick...

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Caterham Seven 160 review: The Raspberry Pi of motoring

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Why is the car off in all pictures?

Hi guys,

Nice surprise to see an analogue article vs. fully digital, from another Caterham owner. We've had ours more than 12 years and it's been (literally) all over Europe and the world (USA and Oz). Never missed a beat, and with the R500 engine you can look for 0-60 times nearer 3.2 sec. We've only made 3 mods in all the years -- intercom that plugs into music, 12v outlet and a Rallye computer.

We've done most all the interesting islands in Europe, been to Rome a few times, done the major passes in Austrla, Switzerland (including the scary morning we foolishly overtook a snowplow) and gone across the US's Rocky Mountains and the Golden Gate Bridge.

Other than that, it's the most fun you can have in a car with your clothes on! Or as another friend says, In Space no one can hear you scream, in a Se7en, no one can smell your bottom :):)

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Slough isn't fit for humans now, says Amazon. We're going to Shoreditch

s. pam
Joke

Slough is a shit hole, cannot blame them for moving.....

But we all know that Amazon and Google doesn't actually do any business in the UK.

All smoke and mirrors?

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Holy sentient blender, Batman: Telefónica to trial AT&T's Internet of Home Stuff in Europe

s. pam
Flame

Que Pasa Feck

How about Telefonica and their child-telcos JUST DELIVER A RELIABLE signal?

This stuff is frilly nonsense -- might work with the dumb 'mercans but not here.

We see through your plan!

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Heavy VPN users are probably pirates, says BBC

s. pam

Re: Time to put a bullet to Auntie's head

In the last month I've moved something like 140GB UP from my home network -> VPN over Virgin to my US employers' VPN gateway. In the same time I've downloaded something like 220GB DOWN to my home network in a similar style.

I'm sharing VMDK's with co-workers whilst we work on a project so all transmissions and data transferred are fully encrypted.

The time is coming that the only difference of 1940's German government and the BBC is that it is 2014.

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s. pam
FAIL

Time to put a bullet to Auntie's head

I use a VPN all bloody day - my company requires it so we can get into our corporate network.

By Auntie's definition I must be a Pirate.

Argh me Bucko's, I'm taking what I'm given because I'm working for a living!

Sod off Auntie Storm Troopers!

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UK's emergency data slurp: IT giants panicked over 'legal uncertainty'

s. pam
Flame

When does the book burning and brain implants start?

Clearly with this kind of oversight, ahem, slight of hand, we will shortly be burning all books then turning ourselves in at retention centres for brain monitor implants.

Could I have my implant in Scotland please?

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Virgin Media struck dumb by NATIONWIDE DNS outage

s. pam
Mushroom

Virgin's DNS had its Cherry popped a LONG time ago

We've been on Virgin for 4+ years and it took 15 seconds to realize their DNS is #epicfail fsck'd.

We use a variety of open DNS, plus known good DNS servers and never ever rely on Virgin's DNS. The fact their router does is immaterial as all of our home hosts have hard coded DNS entries so we can avoid Virgin's DNS fsckery.

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Greenpeace rejoices after getting huge renewable powerplant CANCELLED

s. pam
Flame

Greenpeace = Fucktards!

OK, so let's burn coal, which has SO2 and CaSO4 pollutants, pollutes the groundwater, air, everything else, or bring in Russian Gas and burn it.

Well done fucktards, another Ozone hole will be appearing and we'll name if Greenpeace!

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Help. Mailing blacklists...

s. pam

Do you have a SPF record in your DNS?

Symantec and others look at billions of spams daily and the major component is NOT solely the IP address but the sender reputation AND the content as a component plus the IP.

Their SW devices are very smart and there is a reason that they're top of the leagues due to the number of honeypots they run and SPF records are a way to get your reputation back up if you're not using them.

A SPF record in your DNS is dead simple to add:

Domain.com. 3600 IN TXT "v=spf1 mx ip4:1.2.3.4 a:mx.hosts.com a:sending.host.com ?all"

I'll leave it to you to change the above, update your DNS serial number and let that run a few days.

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