* Posts by MJI

5143 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Bill Clinton's cyber-attack novel: The airport haxploit-blockbuster you knew it would be

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Re: Spitting Image got there first?

Neeed to relaunch for the current numpty!

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IBM memo to staff: Our CEO Ginni is visiting so please 'act normally!'

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One of my bosses is 4 desks up from me

The other on site somewhere.

The one in same office is the only person messier than me desk wise.

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HTC U12+: You said we should wait and review the retail product. Hate to break it to you, but...

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Re: Usual errors

Do you really trust faceache to FULLY disable and not do a thing?

I don't. Just why did they go to the hassle of force install just to allow full disable?

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Re: Usual errors

Got phone, uninstalled faceshit, update comes along, installs activates and disables uninstall

What is left on it to spy on me?

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Compulsary facebook = no sale

My current work phone was fine until

An update added crap to the camera

The next force installed and activated facebook

It also disabled uninstall of faceshit

It also added a faceshit icon to the phone

Then a contactless pay system which cannot be disabled, uninstalled and sometimes starts up for no reason. Oh and Icon unremoveable.

Only reason not lump hammered is it worth around £80 at CEX.

My next work phone WILL be clean Android or it will go to CEX unopened and the money from both put towards a phone with no shit.

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PSB?

I kept reading as PHB

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Happy birthday, you lumbering MS-DOS-based mess: Windows 98 turns 20 today

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I liked 98

Ran DOS apps really well against Netware servers

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BOFH: Is everybody ready for the meeting? Grab a crayon – let's get technical

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Re: "I prefer not to answer that but suggest you wear gloves to work."

We have a new person at work, and his job is mainly to shield us from customers.

That way I can get on with developing and support with supporting.

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JURI's out, Euro copyright votes in: Whoa, did the EU just 'break the internet'?

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Re: News sites should pay the aggregators.

Years ago Google news used to link to some good news sites, so it drove my traffic to them

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EU negotiator: Crucial data adequacy deal will wait until UK hands in homework

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Will EU miss GCHQ information?

This is probably more of what matters.

Will they be OK without our information?

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A pretty and helpful user interface? Nahhh. Is that really you, Samsung?

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I hate Samsung phones

Worst phone ever. Got one for work. UI is shit, full of bloatware. Cannot disable crap I do not want (pay system) cannot uninstall crap I do not want (Faceache).

I want my N8 back!

So who does a nice good looking mobile phone running on Android which is not full of crap. Would like decent camera on opposite side to screen, this one keeps changing to look at me, YUK!

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UK footie fans furious as Sky Broadband goes TITSUP: Total inability to stream unfair penalties

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BT was fine all weekend

Had it years but for some reason or another never been down.

Oh and we were streaming Poldark as a nearby tree has blocked our dishes view of Astra 2.

Just called our aerial and dish installer to move it.

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Tech firms, come to Blighty! Everything is brill! Brexit schmexit, Galileo schmalileo

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Re: It's nice to see the government being courageously optimistic!

I did say living!

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Ireland

Also friendly people, within Astra 2 footprint. Some nice beaches, lots of countryside, mad drivers. Good places to drink.

It is the nearest thing to a foreign Britain (well it is British Isles).

Lovely place, if I had to leave it would be there or Netherlands

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Re: It's nice to see the government being courageously optimistic!

Didn't anyone notice I was quoting the most well known living JC.

Jeremy Clarkson

To me JC is him, not that wrinkly CND person

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Re: It's nice to see the government being courageously optimistic!

JC does have a clue

Borrowed this from Independent as it is not the well known video

“I suppose that now is as good a time as any to declare my hand. I’m with the man whose wife we fancy. I’m in,”

“Isn’t it better to stay in and try to make the damn thing work properly? To create a United States of Europe that functions as well as the United States of America? With one army and one currency and one unifying set of values?

“Britain, on its own, has little influence on the world stage. I think we are all agreed on that. But Europe if it were well run and had good cohesive, well thought-out policies, would be a tremendous force for good”.

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Microsoft says Windows 10 April update is fit for business rollout

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Getting like phones

Every time a mobile telephone gets an update tons of things get forced, we were given Samsung phones and I will now have to root it.

Last update

Force installed no uninstall Facebook

Force installed no uninstall, no disable, no icon delete, have to force stop EVERY BOOT, Samsung pay

That is two of us at work now who will refuse to accept another Samsung phone

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Re: least complaint-generating Windows ever

Not downgrades, upgrades to 7

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Apple: No currency mining for you in our App Store thank you

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Re: I know someone

He thinks it is earning him a fortune.

Spent so much on mining kit he has insufficient money for his council tax.

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I know someone

Who runs a miner on their phone.

Also heats their house with a mining PC.

Not sure if they are covering their costs yet

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No fandango for you: EU boots UK off Galileo satellite project

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All a big fail

Did people really thing EU exit would go well?

Anyway, it is pretty silly to block us from Galileo as there are other consequences.

1) They will have to refund our contribution.

2) We can turn off their UK developed encryption.

Even though I disagree with leaving, I think the EU are playing this wrong with Galileo. The UK could easily scupper it.

Anyway since it was developed here I am sure we could just use it without EU permission.

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Nominet throws out US corp's attempt to seize Brit domain names

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Re: I fucking hate domain squatters

And they complained when they started receiving gigabytes of crap from people knowing the rightful owners.

Email service had dumped their renewal into spam, cyber squatter got more crap emailed to them than they could handle.

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So net neutrality has officially expired. Now what do we do?

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Try throttling some companies and will be entertaining.

As Netflix said.

Small company throttled will be their problem

Netflix throttled ISP problem

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Security execs must prep for post-Brexit cyber challenges – report

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If they want to change the rules they can do the work

Why should the ordinary person have to fart about due to some pointless crap?

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Microsoft commits: We're buying GitHub for $7.5 beeeeeeellion

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Just told my C programmer

And he let out a stream of expletives.

Not happy at all

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UK Foreign Sec BoJo asks tech firms to save endangered species

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My internal voice

Read the whole article in BoJos voice

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'Tesco probably knows more about me than GCHQ': Infosec boffins on surveillance capitalism

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Loyalty cards

Hopefully Tesco will see I have stopped buying tractor juice and will drop the price to the same as Sainsburys.

With Tesco and Nectar.

Very simple

If I do not want them to know what I buy I don't use it.

I suppose it may be embarrasing for ready meal buyers, or caged egg buyers, or people who buy really rubbish lager (I mean US not the cheap French stuff). But I buy non embarrassing things so don't care.

But I get decent discounts and once had £90 off Nectar from a huge Ebuyer purchase.

Just think, how can MJI buys beef mince off the butchers counter be used for anything but special offers for more beef mince off butchers counter?

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Half of all Windows 10 users thought: BSOD it, let's get the latest build

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Re: They say history pounds a C into Sharp note.

Just call it noughts and crosses

Pound - this is a pound ££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££

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Re: Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The word fall makes no sense fail does so fail creators it is

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Re: They say history repeats itself.

98 was the last decent boot from DOS version ME junk.

W2000 was the first NT based Windows capable of happily using large complex DOS applications.

XP was the last NT based Windows capable of happily using large complex DOS applications.

Vista 7 8 8.1 10 slowly removed features.

Large complex DOS applications take years to convert to WIN32.

The OS job is to run the users applications.

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Re: This update is shit

From our MSDN 7 DVD

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Re: They say history repeats itself.

Been there, still there. Email all customers DO NOT INSTALL 1803, if you have uninstall it.

Making my life a nightmare.

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This update is shit

Nothing but hassle

First it removes the ability for our applications to "discover" their database server. (Roll back)

Next issue, previously reliable small user count systems are corrupting their databases multiple times per day.

3 full system reindexes in a hour compared to one every few months.

I keep telling the users best option is FDISK and Windows 7

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Buggy software could lock a Jeep's cruise control

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Re: Lighter older car, was quicker with around 10bhp less.

21st Century Minis are longer than my Land Rover product!

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Engine powers, car weights.

Quite scarey really. I used to own a 1978 hatch with a tuned 1600cc engine, twin carbs, lumpy cam, rally exhaust system. Used to rev to over 7000rpm.

That cast iron short stroke pushrod lump was pushing out similar power to the engine in my parents recent 1600cc Diesel thing from South Korea.

That is sporty engine similar specific power to a Diesel hatch engine. Or similar sized modern builders vans engines.

But then the 1978 hatch was much lighter, handled better, more fun, and rust got it not engine wear. Next model up now worth a fortune with a 2.2l 16v engine rather than 1.6l 8v.

Also used to own a mid 80s executive saloon, only 1200kg, less than many modern hatches.

Replacement model was just over 1400kg. Lighter older car, was quicker with around 10bhp less.

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My favourite car electronic eras

In date order

1) 1970s The electronic ignitions and carbs.

I DETEST points, carbs not great but at least no points.

Not a fan of basic single point injection systems, nor the early mechanical injection.

2) 1980s 1990s Multi point fuel injection with cam crank and later lambda sensors.

Not too complex and perfectly user servicable with a code reader, used to get fault lights, found out exactly which cylinder had done its coil pack due to an oil leak boiling it.

3) Early ECU Diesels 1990s

Remap central with engines not encumbered with DPFs and the need to inject fuel on the exhaust stroke for emmisions. Engines were designed to be clean but not so clean that they have issues. This was unit injector and early common rail era. Just on from high pressure fuel pumps.

Now they are too complex with CANBUS, keyless entry, stop start buttons.

Car ECUs are best off being a metal box with one or two jobs, and NOT CANBUS.

My currently one has Lucas, Bosch, Wabco ECUs AFAIR

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Newer ones

Only one part is a failure point on mine.

Crank sensor, carry a spare. (I ought to)

Engine is pretty reliable, big unit injectored thing with ECU on it. ECU is reliable.

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Re: Automotive Systems & Software

I can over power my brakes.

Tried it and they started to groan, not sure what it would do to my halfshafts though.

4w disc brakes vs 4wd low range and a LOT of torque (thanks to Dynachip)

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Re: Oh Lord

My 2003 car just has a hook on the gearbox tunnel to hang a takeway on

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'Facebook takes data from my phone – but I don't have an account!'

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Re: Checked my phone

Yes they are, and to be honest it is hard work to call someone.

Much easier on older phones.

Takes nearly a minute on my latest one.

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Checked my phone

Facebook installed and slurping.

Never started it, not on any menus, where did it come from?

So uninstalled it.

My phone already has a decent messaging system on it and also a semi usable voice chat system.

However voice chat is clunky and not a patch on an old Nokia N8 I am trying to resurrect

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The future of radio may well be digital, but it won't survive on DAB

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Re: Wait

BBC 6 is BBC 1 SD

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In car

I have to turn mine up quite a bit over the

Tyre, engine, transmission, wind, suspension, hydraulics, noises

But I can still tell how good the source is like over companded and different CDs

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Re: Meh

Last digital radio programme I listened to (via Freesat) was his final show

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Cars are priority

Main usage of radio is in cars.

When I was young we had independant local radio, small stations for your local area with local news, music and staff.

Then the big merger.

Last time I used them was on a motorway trip 5 radio stations all with different DJs playing the same songs.

Most channels now have inane DJs so now prefer chat radio to music.

BBC local OK in morning, but on trip home, recently replaced chat with old people music. Music from 60s and 70s for people old then.

Tried R4, it is either listenable or instant turn off. When something important is happening good, otherwise now lots of inane drivel. They once repeated the same article 3 times in a row with no gaps, was probably more but by then a CD was playing.

My biggest hate though is misuse of traffic announcements.

Listening to local news or traffic and traffic for London starts sprouting off and I cannot remember how to disable without manual. And I have to keep disconnecting battery while doing suspension repairs, (It has had 4 in last year, 2 to go), otherwise it could crush me*

* air springs and level sensors

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Zuckerberg gets a night off: Much-hyped Euro grilling was all smoke, absolutely no heat

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Perhaps we need to

Block Faccebook in the national firewall for a day.

Watch FB panic then

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Blood spilled from another US high school shooting has yet to dry – and video games are already being blamed

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Protect from government

Well we have the following

Elections, can get rid of.

A Monarch, able to dissolve if required. Don't think ever used.

A military sworn to alliegance to said Monarch NOT government. So if government tried it on military would say no and their head would dissolve the government.

Perhaps it will become civilised over there if you rejoined the Commonwealth. Perhaps you could even have a President who is also a Royal!

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Re: Video games

I play shooter video games.

So why haven't I been running around shooting lots of violent aliens in the face?

Done both Dishonoured and Dishonoured 2 with no kills as it was more fun evading and no fun killing innocent civilians.

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One question to ask with lots of answers

How did the killer get his hands on the gun cabinet keys?

Our neighbour shoots and not even his wife knows where the keys are as stipulated by law.

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Flamin' Nora! Brit firefighters tackle blazing fly-tipped boat

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Re: Get this round my area..

Seen household garden waste dumped over a wall into allotments, phoned up Police no interest whatsoever.

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