* Posts by WonkoTheSane

792 posts • joined 17 Jul 2008

LastPass connectivity snafu locks out Brits from password manager

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Re: Three Words...

@Symon - Link was copypasta from working website. Website still works. Problem @ your end.

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Three Words...

Mooltipass (OK, two words!)

https://www.themooltipass.com/

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LinkedIn chatbots to help with 'important conversations'

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Just do what I do...

Since I don't have (nor want) a LinkedIn profile, I simply report any messages from them to my email provider as spam.

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BOFH: This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back

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At last, the circle is complete...

Mine's the bathrobe with a torch in the pocket -->

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UK.gov throws hissy fit after Twitter chokes off snoop firm's access

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Re: Not to put too fine a point on it...

May taught Rudd all she knows...

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Nope. UKGov is working on a law allowing them to be charged under the Official Secrets Act.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/02/10/espionage_law_jail_journalists_as_spies/

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Swamp-draining Trump pushes ex-AT&T lobbyist to oversee AT&T mega-merger

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Re: I think they should build that wall...

Wouldn't work. Twitler spends all his time golfing in Florida.

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Re: Colour me surprised!

"Donald 'caved' before he was elected. He named several of his appointees as a part of his manifesto, They were all people with the most to gain from regulatory capture."

TL;DR - He "drained the swamp" INTO his cabinet!

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Chap 'fixes' Microsoft's Windows 7 and 8 update block on new CPUs

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"Oh, Microsoft, WTF are you smoking?"

I dunno, but I'm pretty sure the place where they grew it will be on the news once the cops find it.

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HMRC beer duty bungle leaves breweries struggling to pay online

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"It just goes to show that HMRC couldn't organise..."

Apparently, Plaid Cymru launched their manifesto at Wrexham Lager to prove they could!

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BT's spam blocker IDs accident claims as top nuisance call

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Fun (and karmic) solution

Divert the spammers to each other!

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Blighty's £1.2bn space industry could lend itself to tourism – report

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Re: tourist attractions?

What you did there, I see it.

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FCC kills plan to allow phone calls on planes – good idea or terrible?

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In B4 Dom Jolly

I'M ON THE PLANE!!

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Printer blown to bits by compressed air

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Re: Dangerous

"I'm inclined to add 4) if it blows more wind than you can..."

Caveat to add to 4) - ESPECIALLY after curry night!

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Ubuntu 17.04 beta FACT: It's what's on the inside that matters, not looks

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I find they respond better to the "corrections" link above.

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Re: Testing in a VM

I've been running 17.04 from my OS SSD since Xmas (Dual boot with Win10 via GRUB), and it's been rock solid for me.

FYI - Final release is next Thursday (Apr 13th).

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Robo-Uber T-boned, rolls onto side, self-driving rides halted

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Re: Learning to deal with shitty drivers

Possible off-duty cabbie, you think?

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Trump's America looks like a lousy launchpad, so can you dig Darwin?

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Re: Based on location and nominative determinism...

Ascencion also has a five-mile long runway, as it was designated an emergency landing strip for the Space Shuttle.

Antonov 226 / Airbus Beluga might go a long way to bringing supplies in.

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"Any technology that stays stable for too long is in danger of losing the expertise that made its development possible. Further progress then becomes difficult."

Especially if the gubmint responsible decides to shred the blueprints instead of archiving them. #ProjectApollo

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GCHQ dismisses Trump wiretap rumours as tosh

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Re: That was then...

Dammit! I got Tuvalu...

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Tech titan pals back up Google after 'foreign server data' FBI warrant ruling

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"@AC, Agree with you up to your last sentence which has nothing to do with the case and is just political virtue signalling."

Nah. Our "special relationship" with 'Murica has always been this lopsided.

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Official: America auto-scanned visitors' social media profiles. Also: It didn't work properly

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Re: the DHS: it's only a state of mind

No. That was Marshall P. Knutt (plumber)

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Lawyer defending arson suspect flees court with pants on fire

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Karma is a b*tch!

Oh! The irony...

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Brit ISP TalkTalk blocks control tool TeamViewer

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Re: Talk Talk should just progressively block more and more traffic...

*looks at score...* See? PROOF!

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Re: Talk Talk should just progressively block more and more traffic...

"another thumb down?? who is this person? come on, explain!"

Obviously, the CEO of TalkTalk reads El Reg! (That's him -->)

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User lubed PC with butter, because pressing a button didn't work

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Re: Ah yes indeed.

"VIPs in gubment circles often treat IT supporrt as if they are waiters and waittresses. I think they should tip them for on-service with a smile."

You mean they're permitted to view classified documents whilst illuminating them with their phone cameras?

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One IP address, multiple SSL sites? Beating the great IPv4 squeeze

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Simple answer

"The ISP of one of my clients, for example, wants me to detail the name of each computer that will be attached to a given IPv6 address and what's used for. I just stare at the spreadsheet like a deer in headlights unsure where to even begin with something like that. I'm not sure that drawing a penis in the spreadsheet cells and sending it backed labelled "my answer makes as much sense as your question" is going to get me what I need."

Just enter "The router YOU supplied me, you wonks!" and send the sheet back.

Anything behind the router is NONE of their business.

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Germany, France lobby hard for terror-busting encryption backdoors – Europe seems to agree

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Re: Two options

Option 3: One agency's backdoor is the entire black hat community's catflap.

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Beeps, roots and leaves: Car-controlling Android apps create theft risk

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Vanilla Android Auto FTW

This is why I stopped using my car maker's Android app, and switched to vanilla Android Auto, which has NO control over the car.

(Actually, it was because VW's app gave poor satnav info and kept dropping connection, even via USB, but there's a bandwagon to jump on here!)

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UK Snoopers' Charter gagging order drafted for London Internet Exchange directors

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Probably why the security services have "convinced" whoever wrote that provision to do so.

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You want WHO?! Reg readers vote Tom Baker for Doctor 13. Of course

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David Bradley should be the next Doctor

After "An Adventure in Space and Time", Bradley could bring the show full circle as the FIRST Doctor.

With him, the BBC could re-shoot lost episodes...

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Tom already has the job!

He's been doing audio adventures for Big Finish since Jan 2012.

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Android's February fix-fest flings 58 patches

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Re: What about Pixel owners?

My Pixel C tablet updated to Android 7.1.2 this week. I'd assume that the security patches were part of that.

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Nexus 6P owner

Patch arrived this morning.

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Elon Musk joins anti-Trump legal brief

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Re: Contempt...

"Why waste words? I just hold him in contempt and be done with it."

Because "Contempt of Court" is a criminal charge, and therefore grounds to begin the impeachment of The Donald.

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Google gets smooth early Android releases. OEMs are struggling

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Re: Pixel is the reference phone, code works for Google, OEMs sort out the mess on their hardware

"Indeed, there have been some reports in the last few days that production is to end."

In the last week or two, rumours have begun to surface of a "Pixel 2" later this year.

In other news, my Pixel C tablet updated itself to Android 7.1.2 yesterday.

No news of updates on my Nexus 6P

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Who do you want to be Who? VOTE for the BBC's next Time Lord

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Was going to suggest Ardal O'Hanlon

But he just got the lead in "Death in Paradise"

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Re: "I'm the Doctor, but probably not the one you expected"

There were several nods to his Big Finish audios in "Night of the Doctor".

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Re: Rory Kinnear

Ask google to show you, and you'll realise you weren't far off. He DOES take after his dad quite a bit!

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He did indeed. I saw him in the part in Stoke-On-Trent.

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Re: Next Timelord

She does, in the Big Finish audio plays. They did 8 seasons about her presidency of Gallifrey

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Re: Missing option

He's already done it, in the same Children in Need sketch as Joanna Lumley. "The Curse of the Fatal Death", IIRC

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Alternative choice

I find it "interesting" that Kris Marshall announced he was leaving "Death in Paradise" so soon after Peter Capaldi's announcement.

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Big Tech files anti-Trump brief: Immigration ban illegal and damaging to business

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It's only a matter of time...

I'm waiting for the judge The Donald insulted on Tw*tter to find him in "Contempt of Court", and thus start the impeachment train...

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Super-cool sysadmin fixes PCs with gravity, or his fists

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Plus several million for style!

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BOFH: Password HELL. For you, mate, not for me

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Re: Forgive my German

My usual response to cold callers goes as follows:-

Caller: "Scam scam scammity scam?"

Me (Best 1930's BBC accent): "I'm terribly sorry old chap, but I'm afraid I don't speak a word of English. Good day to you!" *hang up*

If they call back, I say (crossly) "I said GOOD DAY SIR!" *hang up*

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Microsoft's device masterplan shows it's still fighting Apple

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I dunno what MS have been smoking

But I bet the place where it was grown ends up on the news when the law finds it.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth is delayed, Ministry of Defence confesses

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Re: Who cares

"Not like it can carry any combat aircraft at this point."

It could, IF we had any!

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Trump hits control-Z on cybersecurity order: No reason given for delay

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Re: Looks fine to me

"Absolutely nothing alarming" - Well, THERE'S your problem!

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Naughty sysadmins use dark magic to fix PCs for clueless users

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The god of engineering IS a blood god!

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