* Posts by Inspector71

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May the excessive force be with you: Chap cuffed after Star Trek v Star Wars row turns bloody

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Angel

Re: Club with only one member

You forgot Platoon which was the "inspiration" for Tour of Duty or say Joe Haldeman's The Forever War or Aliens or.........

All I said was I liked it. Didn't say it was original.

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Alien

Re: Club with only one member

I rewatched the whole series again recently and it holds up really well. OK the Saratoga looks a bit Minecraft but it still looks great. The thread throughout about fear of the other really chimes now with the in-vitros, the AI silicates and even the Chigs.

Icon > Chiggy Von Richthofen

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Re: Club with only one member

Well, thanks for the upvotes guys, I always thought I was the only one.

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Club with only one member

Space: Above and Beyond

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Linus Torvalds slams 'pure garbage' from 'clowns' at grsecurity

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Devil

There's only one way to find out: FIGHT!

I suggest pitting Linus against Theo in a fight to the death.

400 quatloos on the Van Raadt.

( Cue fight music)

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Humanity uploaded an AI to Mars and lets it shoot rocks with lasers

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Re: FFS, does no-one remember the future?

Hey, can I get to drive the SPV?

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When corporate signage goes BAD

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Re: The phrase...

The Sirius Cybernetics Corporation thanks you for your concern.

Share and Enjoy!

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The phrase...

...go stick your head in a pig comes to mind for some reason.

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HPE hatches HPE Next – a radical overhaul plan so it won't be HPE Last

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Nothing Left...

This is a company that is not fit to be even associated with the names Hewlett and Packard and that has been the case for years now. If anything of their HP still exists you would have to look towards Agilent Technologies and they are long gone from this travesty.

It sounds like all that remains is an MBA echo chamber.

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We're not saying we're living in a simulation but someone's simulated the universe in a computer

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Re: Are we a simulation?

Has anyone got any blue pills?

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Consultancy titan EY to shift jobs to Indian outsourcer TCS

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We recognise....

Shouldn't that read "We recognise that this is a big change in the amount of money we are are going to pay ourselves"

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Silicon Graphics' IRIX and Magic Desktop return as Linux desktop

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Re: SGI

Agree, superb hardware. As soon as I saw a Tezro demoed in an engineering design house I visited I was smitten. Then they told me the price. Made my Powermac seem like bargain bin.

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Uber fires robo car exec for insubordination

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Re: And that's not all...

I hope Project Moonbase Alpha includes a self driving Eagle Transporter.

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Nokia's retro revival 3310 goes on sale and disappears immediately

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Facepalm

Re: 2G only?

Fat thumbed person means 8110 of course.

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Inspector71

Re: 2G only?

I suspect that 2G will hang around longer than you think, in fact I suspect that 3G might be the first to go in some places as 4/5G is a more direct replacment. A lot of comms still use 2G.

As for the "new" 3310 personally I am waiting for a new 8810.

"Hello Neo"

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Leaked NSA point-and-pwn hack tools menace Win2k to Windows 8

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Re: Theo de Raadt quietly laughs....

Maybe a restaurant....Raadt In Me Kitchen perhaps

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Boffin

In the background....

Theo de Raadt quietly laughs....

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Still got a floppy drive? Here's a solution for when 1.44MB isn't enough

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Go

Meanwhile, for your classic Mac floppy

I am seriously thinking of getting one of these (http://www.bigmessowires.com/floppy-emu/) for my Quadra 700.

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Who should deliver our next Reg lecture? You tell us

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Has to be....

amanfrommars1 gets my vote.... A room full of WTF.

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FreeBSD 10.3 lands

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Happy

Re: Random Monday Morning Thought

You are most welcome. Upvote incoming.

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Devil

Random Monday Morning Thought

Going a bit off topic here but all this talk of BSDs and a distant memory has popped up out of nowhere. Does anyone remember A/UX? I know it was only "sort of" bits of BSD and a bit of System V also a bit of....

....Goes to dig out Quadra from garage.....

Icon for obvious reasons with this story.

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Sorry, kids. Microsoft is turning Minecraft into an 'educational tool'

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Re: Bye bye Kodu, hello Minecraft

Sorry, forgot where my towel was for a moment there.

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Re: Bye bye Kodu, hello Minecraft

If you can't scratch a window with it, I don't accept it - Ford Prefect

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Server retired after 18 years and ten months – beat that, readers!

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Still plugging away

We have an old Compaq 286 from I think about 1988 still running an important piece of test gear. 1MB RAM,40MB hard drive, DOS 3.0. Runs for about 12-13 hours a day every week day. It has a custom ISA board and and custom software. We are only now getting around to looking at a replacement.

The only backup we had was a fan fold printout of the software. I managed to get the files off it with the help of a floppy based FTP server. It is built like a tank though.

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Bah humbug. It's Andrew's Phones of the Year

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Facepalm

The phone is required, must contain Android or iOS.

Is there any real hope in the near future for a third way? I am bringing my experiment with what looks like the one and only Jolla phone to an end soon. It was a decent attempt but I can't really see the point anymore (especially as like one of the above posters they took my money for a tablet that I will never see). I've tried Windows Phone over the past few years but have never really liked any of MS's attempts (YMMV).

The only "other" phone that I might think about is the BB Passport but I am not entirely convinced by that either what with BB10 being on the way out.

I think I'll go back to my John's Phone in protest.

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Green rectangles are the new rounded rectangles

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Alert

Hmmm....

I sense the Hand of Bong! here.

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BlackBerry Priv: After two weeks on test, looks like this is a keeper

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Sigh...

The N900, I loved that phone. Still fire it up occasionally. Nokia were idiots.

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WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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I think the facial recognition login software needs a bit of work

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Shocker: Net anarchist builds sneaky 220v USB stick that fries laptops

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Terminator

Magnavolt for computers....nice

I'd buy that for a dollar.....

(no Robocop icon available)

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HP creates laptop for SITH LORDS

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Angel

This is not the laptop you are looking for.....

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Autonomy ex-boss Lynch tells of poisonous life within HP in High Court showdown

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Facepalm

Despairing....

That loud whirring sound you can hear is Bill and Dave rotating in their resting places. It's a mercy that they are not around to see this nest of vipers tarnish their names.

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WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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Not sure about this new log format, .....can't see the wood for the trees in this.

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

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Spider IT Support offers to upgrade her laptop to Windows 10.

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SanDisk opens for business with point-of-sale terminal SSD

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Happy

Yeah......

+1 of those internet things for Beastie Boys reference.

You gotta fight for your right to par..ity data.

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Graphic designs: Six speedy 17-inch gaming laptops

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Re: Resolution?

That's exactly why I am clinging on to my Thinkpad W700 for dear life. Call me a 16:10 diehard.

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'Utterly unusable' MS Word dumped by SciFi author Charles Stross

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Maybe Just Me....

If you want to just you know write something, I can't highly enough recommend WriteRoom if you are using OS X.

Just retro style full screen green text on black, no bells, no whistles, no distractions.

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Synths of the father: Making some noise at NAMM 2015

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Boffin

I'm the operator of my Pocket....

Highlight of this year's NAMM for me was Teenage Engineering's ( makers of the the quirky OP-1 synth) proper launch of their Pocket Operator Range. Drum machine, bass synth and lead synth. Basic, yes but looks like a lot of fun.

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Microsoft has made excellent software, you pack of fibbers

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Alert

Re: Microsoft's good software

Totally agree. I've still got it running on a System 7 machine which I use from time to time. The perfect blend of features and functionality with a simple uncluttered interface.

In true Microsoft fashion the next version Word 6 for Macintosh was a bit of a dog.

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Hairy situation? Blade servers can reach where others can't

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Happy

Re: Naughty By Nature for a Friday

Hip Hop hooray...

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I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations

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A Recommend

One of the best and more intelligent time travel movies is Primer ( which doesn't have any of those whizzy special effects ) but you really have to see it at least twice to try and work out all the permutations going on.

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Tim Cook: The classic iPod HAD TO DIE, and this is WHY

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Happy

Rolled my own

Done already mate.

512GB Samsung msata drive + adapter + 2000maH battery = happiness.

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Apple's ONE LESS THING: the iPod Classic disappears

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Different World

Remember when the first ever one came out ( 1000 songs in your pocket! ). It got a pretty rough reception in some quarters. Nice design they said but how much! No one's going to pay that for an MP3 player.

Apple, they said, should stick to making computers and stop trying to be a consumer electronics company.

Wonder how that worked out....

Still have my 1st Gen Model (with actual mechanical moving scroll wheel!)

Jumpers for goalposts and so on.....

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BlackBerry makes its devilish Android trickery official in OS update

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Joke

Plaudits

Got to give them their due. Still up there with the big boys. Only about a month behind a major player like Jolla.

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Ten classic electronic calculators from the 1970s and 1980s

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It Will Not Die

HP still sells the vintage HP 12C Financial Calculator after 30 odd years. You will have to pry it out of the cold dead fingers of a couple of accountants I know.

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'Clippy' coup felled by Microsoft twitterati

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Coat

Clippy...never heard of him

Us mactards never saw the dreaded clip if I remember unless you actively sought him out. On Office for Mac the default assistant was a little Mac Plus with single button mice for feet which you proceeded to turn off after about ten seconds.

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Let's get graphical with Hyper-V

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Hyper-V Local GUI

If you want a simple GUI for Hyper-V Server 2012 Standalone then give Corefig a try, pretty basic but it gets the job done for most of the important settings. Works pretty well in my test setup. It's available from Codeplex.

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Cache 'n' carry: What's the best config for your SSD?

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Make your Own

As far as the Fusion Drive is concerned. All the tools for rolling your own are built into the file systems in Lion and Mountain Lion. I built one for my Mac Pro ( which is only SATA 2 ) with a 256GB SSD and a 2TB WD Black. Very nice increase in performance and drops you straight into login after about 10-15 secs.

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So you want an office of Apple Macs - here's a survival guide

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Time Machine Caveats

I agree with the above about relying on Time Machine for anything more than simple file based backups for the home user. As Trevor mentioned use Carbon Copy Cloner for more sophisticated and robust imaging/copying. Fantastic piece of software by Mike Bombich, lost count of the number of machines I have imaged/backed up ( and indeed restored ) using it. Never had the slightest problem with it.

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Ten... freeware gems for new PCs

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Goodbye Adobe...

For PDFs, I have used Foxit Reader for years, much faster than Adobe's bloatware. There is even a version for the penguin fans.

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LG touts Tegra 3 talker

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Happy

Re: iPhone mention on post number 6

No.

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