* Posts by GX5000

166 posts • joined 13 May 2008


Only plebs use Office 2019 over Office 365, says Microsoft's weird new ad campaign


Darwin Awards

They should have the Darwin Awards for Security and Privacy....

These *&^* think we're all going to cluster in SkyNe....er....Azure willingly.

Think again.

Not everyone is foolish enough to hand over all of their data on a say so of confidentiality.

Don't even get me started on that TimeLine feature they're working on.....

Users fail to squeak through basic computer skills test. Well, it was the '90s



Why is it that non one ever talks about the REAL issue with ball mice?

The effing rollers needed to be cleaned!

Those little bars were the real issue and the cake on them was always of the wrist sweat variety.

If you washed the balls but didn't clean those then shame on you!

Core blimey... When is an AMD CPU core not a CPU core? It's now up to a jury of 12 to decide


Re: Ahhhh the famous intel 8087

You think you're the only one over fifty-five?

Retirement is for the young...LOL

Huawei Mate 20 Pro: If you can stomach the nagware and price, it may be Droid of the Year


You Crazyyyyyyyy

From the country busy implementing full 1984 surveillance and a full reward/punish system comes a phone to rule them all.

No thank you very much, you can keep your dystopian egg-roll.

Now when do we stop acting blind and tell them to cut this out before it gets exported here.

Bipartisan Kumbaya: President Trump turns Obama's open govt data policy into law


Who gets the gold star?

"Though his predecessor deserves much of the credit"

Yes, it is indeed called the Johnson Space Center, not the Kennedy Space Center....

Or have they switched it around again?

Politics are like the nastiest bits of any and all projects.

What's the fate of our Solar System? Boffins peer into giant crystal ball – ah, no, wait, that's our Sun in 10bn years


Simpsons did it

We've already found huge space diamonds right?

SO what are the chances those are remnants of suns like ours?

Set phasers to High and have a nice week end.

Excuse me, sir. You can't store your things there. Those 7 gigabytes are reserved for Windows 10



Obvious troll is obvious.

Dutch boyband hopes to reverse Brexit through the power of music


Cruising for a brusing...

They're going to find out what a LART is real fast.

A year after Logitech screwed over Harmony users, it, um, screws over Harmony users: Device API killed off


Re: They should stick to mice and keyboards

Oh please, I have mice that are older than some on this board from Logi...

I Still use a dual optical mouse that's over sixteen years old as well.

I'd love to switch to a Ratt or something but I always switch back and give the new one away.

Houston, we've had a problem: NASA fears internal server hacked, staff personal info swiped by miscreants

Black Helicopters

Re: Hah!


Forget your deepest, darkest secrets, smart speakers will soon listen for sniffles and farts too


George Orwell is spinning in his grave at the speed of light

Has no one seen 1984?!

It's December 2018, and a rogue application can still tell your Apple Mac: I'm your El Capitan now


Re: hurr durr

Said no experience tech ever.....

Microsoft polishes up Chromium as EdgeHTML peers into the abyss


Opera to Fox

Stuck with IE because of our environment (in house apps etc) on WIN7/10.

Personally still using Opera (and Fox) since it's the only one that does speed-dial well, and the third party addons to block are plentiful and work well. Otherwise I set my clients to Firefox or Chromium (linux).

Friends don't let friends install Chrome, not even once.

31 years experience says so.

Reverse Ferret! Forget what we told you – the iPad isn't really for work


Re: Oh FFS

Disclaimer - Your "experience.exe" may vary :)



No just effing No.

I have a high level management wanting Tablets replacing Laptops while I go around like a madman restoring Towers to workers ready to jump out of windows. This is madness. Between the chatters from the network from update checks, anti virus, security monitoring etc, the laptops use up most of their 8 gigs after one or tow doc opens, then using a record management app to save and import and voila, freeze when importing cells from one 40 meg excel to another. Stop the madness, talk to your IM Managers, Laptops, tabs and phones are for suckers not workers. Only Desktops (or very expensive gaming laptops) can keep your multi-file juggling workers productive! (Written from a i7 16Gig tower PC while remoted into a Dell and HP pad to fix file issues for a few unfortunates)

Foxconn denies it will ship Chinese factory serf, er, workers into America for new plant


Re: No, it is not.

TDS is strong in these threads though, and facts rarely make a difference but thanks for being a Captain@!

Microsoft Windows 10 October update giving HP users BSOD


Take me back to 8 bit

Automatic updates aren't the issue.

Forced and silent updates are.

Enough with the ball-gags!

Space, the final Trump-tier: America to beam up $8bn for Space Force


This is how it actually ends

It won't take too much for us to meet our end since China has zero reservations on blowing up Satellites.

Once enough debris (and there's a ton already) covers our skies it'll be Matrix time....no Sun, no life.

Reports: First death from meteorite impact recorded in India


Re: Law of averages

That terrible jk......have an up vote,

Fast food, slow user – techie tears hair out over crashed drive-thru till

Black Helicopters

Re: Ahhh, memories...

I really miss TSC...

The guys that DDOS's it to death should be found and quartered and the site jump started.

Mind you found http://www.notmymonkies.net/ and http://www.techtales.com/techroom.php and this site.

As if I have the time to reads them nowadays....

Experimental 'insult bot' gets out of hand during unsupervised weekend

Big Brother

Re: VAX/VMS Hacker Fun Times

miss the days @dec...

They still track all of you so no worries.

Whoa, is it Patch Tuesday already? No, just an unexpected critical Photoshop fix


Creative Cloud software...Working off someone's else's Network Server.

Want security?

Use a non network PC for work and transfer data via physical media.

Most of my Clients have Air gapped all of their LANs from their WAN and Internet Capable devices.

Even that is only a 99% solution.

Sysadmin cracked military PC’s security by reading the manual


Yes but unfortunately

Yes, but unfortunately they make you sign these pieces of paper saying you won't talk about it for twenty five years after you leave the org....that being said, there isn't a system that can't be breached.

London's Met Police: We won't use facial recognition at Notting Hill Carnival


The Truth is Sadiq Khan't Understand

Stats, you can run away and babble but in the end, stats.

After they take away your tweezers they'll come for your suspenders....

You have GNU sense of humor! Glibc abortion 'joke' diff tiff leaves Richard Stallman miffed


Re: Wait, what?

Of course it is.

WE coined the derogatory term SJW as an insult.

Now they're using it to identify themselves...


Zookeepers charged after Kodiak bear rides shotgun to Dairy Queen


Re: Sense of humor

What Part of

“What we got charged for under the act was that we failed to notify them that we were going to do those things,” and not the fact that they did it...

What Israel's crack majority-women Unit 8200 hackers can teach tech about diversity


Diversity - doesn't mean what most people think it means anymore...

OK, this time it's for real: The last available IPv4 address block has gone


Re: Time to claw some back

Yes because we really like Marketing people down here in the trenches...

Reminds me I have to go catch http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20180406

Can't view memes on London-Southampton train? It's the worst line for mobile coverage



Japan has its problems but rude, loud and annoying people on their phones isn't one of them.

This culture of drones stuck to their phones has to wake up before it's too late.

Someone pull the pacifier from their face before it's too late.

Foxconn embiggens footprint with nearly a BEEELLION for Belkin


Ok so...

Ok so all of your network devices are belong to them now....wtf?!

Slap visibility beacons on bikes so they can chat to auto autos, says trade body



You mean that someone will now be able to remote hack you into a car or your car will take out a cycle as per Shodan. When will people learn, You can't fix stupid, you can only make it worse.

Fun fact of the day: Voice recognition tech is naturally sexist


Re: Bullshit and bollocks

Depends on the individuals doesn't it?

I listen to these kids speak nowadays and wonder if it's still right to call it English...

Microsoft floats feelers for fake worlds


The Future is Haptic

Oh god - No Glove no Love Incoming.....

Remember that amazing video of the whale leaping out the gym floor and splashing down? Yeah, it was BS


System Shock anyone?

These guys sound like Night dive...

Oh wait...

Those guys actually released two demos using Unity then Unreal4 engines themselves@!

Ex-Google recruiter: I was fired for opposing hiring caps on white, Asian male nerds


Re: Political correctness BS

They tried that in Australia remember?

More Men STILL got hired...a little more if I remember correctly than with names.

Neil Young slams Google, after you log in to read his rant with Google or Facebook


Re: Musicians Lynyrd Skynyrd have spent years having a go at Neil Young

Southern Man Syndrome.....

uTorrent file-swappers urged to upgrade after PC hijack flaws fixed


Just say no

Why would you let Java run when asked for uTorreent?

devious JavaScript code can only run if you allow it to.

Just say NO.

Astro-boffinry world rocked to its very core: Shock as Andromeda found to be not much bigger than Milky Way


We've merged at least once before remember?

Wow so much confusion for a Booty call we already had once....

Arrrgh! Put down the crisps! 'Ultra-processed' foods linked to cancer!


Nothing new

Didn't everyone know this already?!

Processed foods were known issues since the seventies...

Timeout everyone. Y'all know that Musk's $500 'flamethrower' is literally a Boring blowtorch?


Nothing more than a Hepped up Blowtorch.

The Cost of producing this would be under $150.00 but if you need the Elon Bling....

Thar she blows: Strava heat map shows folk on shipwreck packed with 1,500 tonnes of bombs


Re: Water movement?

A Cuppa?!

Oh god that explains the Tide Pod eaters!

I'm not brewing no plastique!

I ain't eating no DM12 or C4!

These people probably use DetCaps to pick their teeth!

If you've ever wondered whether the FCC boss is a Big Cable stooge – well, wonder no more


Re: Pardon?

You do realize he was put in there by Bama right?

Yes Trump made him Chairman, but the guy is beholden to $$ not the left or right.

Exploding alien bodies' space death-rays gave Earth its radiation cloak

Black Helicopters

Re: Radiation shields to maximum.....

Well we went there EP1 but got lost afterwards...

Maybe Chekov can get here in his gold lame suit and show us the way...

(Starlost https://scifihorrorfantasy.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/oro1.jpg)

Quentin Tarantino in talks to make Star Trek movie


Final Nail in the coffin as it were

You have to laugh as they take everything you grew up with and tear it to shreds...

Google Chrome vows to carpet bomb meddling Windows antivirus tools


Re: NoScript

Try same with Opera...much more stable and fast.

User dialled his PC into a permanent state of 'Brown Alert'


Windex FTW

On Call, On Road Tech in the late 90's...

Private Sector IT Corp Client...

Client: I need new Monitors, biggest ones you can get...

ME: You don't have the Deskspace for those, let me come over and check your new setup...

Client: See? Plenty of space...

ME: What's wrong with your Monitors they look fine...

Client: They've faded out...blurry as shit.

ME: OK, I'll tweak the psu and...hold up ...wipe...this must be three year's worth of cigarette smoke on here...

Client: Well whatdyaknow...ok we're good.

Dawn of The Planet of the Phablets in 2019 will see off smartphones

Big Brother

Same people, again..

Same people that said e-mail was dead.

I've been in IT for over thirty years, still have a clamshell (Rugby2), still happy with theway the Car connects up to it super fast.

You can keep your Landfill materials, I'm good and so are my Clients.

SurfaceBook 2 battery drains even when plugged in


Re: 'cause more damage to your brand'

Some of us on sites just like this worked for Microsoft formally as well, and digital, HP, Compaq etc, etc etc...

Amazon launches Secret Region – so secret it's endorsed by the CIA



The Cloud is you paying to have your Data Shared on someone else's Servers, PERIOD.

You are not the one who will benefit from this in the end.

Historically Secrecy is not served well by Centralization.

I will retire soon and will move to a vacant part of Vermont or Canada with no cell service, just Fiber.

Firefox 57: Good news? It's nippy. Bad news? It'll also trash your add-ons


Moved back to Modern Opera after last Firefox update trashed my speed dials and I haven't looked back.

It faster, supports most addons (yes those) and Speed dials folders are just awesome.


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