* Posts by jason 7

2954 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009

Grad sends warning to manager: Be nice to our kit and it'll be nice to you

jason 7

I dunno...

...but I know for certain I can hand any electronic gadget that has given me years of solid 100% reliable service to my other half to use and within 5 minutes or fewer "it's broken!" or "it doesn't work!"

FFS!

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I predict a riot: Amazon UK chief foresees 'civil unrest' for no-deal Brexit

jason 7

Re: How I see it.

"Amy more silly analogies?"

Well, enjoy your dog turd pizza.

You might want a breath mint after!

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jason 7

Hmm well in my experience pretty much everyone I know that voted Leave is 60 or over. Mostly retired.

They just wanted to throw a brick in the pond. Well we all got splashed on this one.

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jason 7

Re: How I see it.

Well Remain was basically offering just business as usual so they would probably have been fine...or at least edible.

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jason 7

Re: How I see it.

For those downvoting, what kind of pizza did you imagine getting back in 2016 and what kind do you think you are going to get in 2019?

Just curious.

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jason 7

How I see it.

One side offered prime beef burgers. The other side Deluxe meat pizza.

The country voted for Deluxe meat pizza.

Those promising the Deluxe meat pizza then said they could only offer dog turd pizza.

So I think no pizza is a much better option thanks.

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UK.gov commits to rip-and-replacing Blighty's wheezing internet pipes

jason 7

Re: Not wanting to state the obvious

"I see your 1960s and 70s different world ITV and raise you Channel4 a public Comercially funded network with quality public intrest programming and a thriving film finance division."

But we still don't watch it though...

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jason 7

Re: Not wanting to state the obvious

No BT were canny.

You get big Govt money to roll out a compromise solution.

You then get more Govt money to roll out yet another compromise solution.

You then get massive amounts of Govt money to rollout the solution they should have rolled out originally.

But you got three big bites of the cherry rather than one.

If nothing had been thrown at BT over the years they would still be happy to push ISDN to every home.

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jason 7

Re: Not wanting to state the obvious

Indeed. The BBC just isn't value for money for what I watch on it a year. I watch maybe 6 hours of BBC live programming a year. Not enough quality.

Hence Why I have cancelled my license. Removed the old Topfield and removed iPlayer from my FireTV box.

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Techie sues ex-bosses, claims their AI avatar tech was faked – and he was allegedly beaten up after crying foul

jason 7

No backup laptop for each of those? No safety net...ballsy!

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Two-factor auth totally locks down Office 365? You may want to check all your services...

jason 7

I'm setting up a consultancy firm...

we will be pushing a revolutionary idea that will beat all the cyber attacks.

The totally paper office.

At least the f*ckers have to have the balls to physically break into the office!

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Google-free Android kit tipped to sell buckets

jason 7

Pretty much...

...everyone I know who bought a smartwatch, is back with a normal watch.

They all rest in the Junk drawer!

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Schadenfreude for UK mobile networks over the tumult at Carphone

jason 7

Re: Once the Competition Commission have allowed all the networks to be combined...

Daft doesn't come into it when politicians have wads of cash and lucrative exec directorships wafted under their noses.

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Your F-35s need spare bits? Computer says we'll have you sorted in... a couple of years

jason 7

Re: Israel F35

Well if a 'stealth plane' takes 20 years to become operational you don't think that radar technology hasn't also advanced in that time to take account of such things? I bet radar tech moves much faster.

The radar system just has to have an inkling of what to look for whether its a plane or a 'large seagull'

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jason 7

War is great for those elite types. They just make sure it all happens thousands of miles from where they live.

That's what Africa and the Middle East is for.

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OnePlus 6: Perfect porridge? One has to make a smartphone that's juuuust right

jason 7

Re: So what about the updates?

I've given up worrying about Android updates. Each version promises so much and then delivers pretty much the exact experience of the previous versions.

Meet the new OS same as the old OS.

As long as the 20 or so apps I use work, that's all matters.

As far as I am aware my phones has never been hit with anything. I only install the main apps (and no I don't use any Facebook stuff) and I restrict their feelers to only the functions I feel they should have.

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jason 7

I'll take...

...a phone that's 1.5mm thicker and gives me a 4000mAh battery.

I have more strength than a marmoset so can handle that.

Plus being a little thicker and heavier it will feel more value for money.

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Blighty's super-duper F-35B fighter jets are due to arrive in a few weeks

jason 7

Aren't BAE basically 99.9999% US run?

Probably also explains the huge delays if BAE are involved.

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Take-off crash 'n' burn didn't kill the Concorde, it was just too bloody expensive to maintain

jason 7

Wasnt just running costs...

....unfortunately, 9/11 killed off many of it's regular passengers. Also as a result sales of high-end video conference suites went through the roof.

Basically Concorde wasn't fast enough compared to a digital data stream of sound and video.

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CEO insisted his email was on server that had been offline for years

jason 7

Re: Deleting emails

I got moaned at by a boss because actual Spam emails were going...to the Spam Folder.

"Yes but is the spam in your Inbox? No, it's in the Spam folder which is hidden away so you don't see it okay? Working as intended!"

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jason 7

Re: That sounds like the story of a madhouse

Ahh yes the Company Boss that happily shows off the new Company Jaguar saloon he gave himself to drive the four miles to work and then got into a fainting fit when you tell him he needs to spend £600 to replace the 10 year old Vista heap that the business runs off mostly.

"Have you got something second hand or cheaper?"

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The true victims of Brexit are poor RuneScape players

jason 7

Re: "Jagex did not say exactly how Brexit will up its costs"

They had democracy in Germany in the early 30's, didn't pan out so well.

Just cos it's democratic doesn't mean its got a clean bill of health and certified "The Right Decision"

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While Zuck squirmed, Reddit revealed it found and killed 944 Russian troll factory accounts

jason 7

I just now...

...assume anyone with a bald eagle/picture of the bill of rights/stars & stripes (or mixture of all three) as their avatar is a bot.

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Huawei P20 Pro: Triple-lens shooter promises the Earth ...

jason 7

Re: Smartphones are SOOOO over

And the other point I may mention to any proud self professed camera enthusiast is that -

It doesn't matter how good you are taking photos and how good your camera is...we really don't want to look at your 956 holiday photos from your latest trip to Asia or wherever.

We don't give a shit. Thank you.

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2001 set the standard for the next 50 years of hard (and some soft) sci-fi

jason 7

Re: Still Waiting...

That's sad.

Probably languishing in legal limbo in the estate of some failed deceased small time movie mogul wannabe.*

Such a shame.

*Edit - A google search says this -

"Director Jan De Bont's Blue Tulip Films, in collaboration with 20th Century Fox, bought the film rights to the adventures of the Stainless Steel Rat back in 2001."

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jason 7

Re: Still Waiting...

Amazed the Stainless Steel Rat books have never made it any further than the pages of the books and 2000AD comic.

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jason 7

My fave 2001 FX shot...

...is the floating pen.

The effect was done with the then 'new' double sided sticky tape and a revolving sheet of clear plastic gel.

You can see the stewardess 'peel' it off.

Total cost maybe 6 shillings!

Today it would be done with CGI at a cost of $80,000 and three weeks work.

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BT to slash landline rentals by 37%... for the broadbandless

jason 7

So basically...

...this discount will vanish in 5-8 years along with those customers?

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Fleeing Facebook app users realise what they agreed to in apps years ago – total slurpage

jason 7

Deleted does not mean 'Deleted'.

My other half had her 10 year old Gmail account have a brain fart last week.

It decided to download all her old emails again but this time marked all of them as SPAM.

The real shock was that 80% of it was deleted emails from the start of the account. Stuff that was sent to the Bin and emptied from the Bin.

Was all there fresh as the day it was supposedly deleted.

Google keeps it all.

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jason 7

Re: well

Yeah if HM.GOV can't get these folks to even pay their tax, they are hardly likely to be worried about users data.

GDPR is the biggest pile of BS since WEB2.0

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The Ataribox lives, as a prototype, supposedly

jason 7

Re: Well said!

It will last 15 minutes before folks think "well that was a waste of money!"

The Atari was the best we had nearly 40 years ago. Other than a couple of games it doesn't really hold up today.

But some folks are suckers for nostalgia.

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Accused Brit hacker Lauri Love will NOT be extradited to America

jason 7

Re: excellent news

"Let's see what tune you play when the UK wants a suspect from the US, and the US goes to great lengths to circumvent the intent and purpose of the treaty."

I doubt we'd even bother asking, as we would know what the response would be.

The 'Special Relationship' only works one way and and is more akin to spouse abuse than anything special.

All's fair in love and war and all that jazz.

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Ever wondered why tech products fail so frequently? No, me neither

jason 7

What raises my eyebrow is when...

...you see an item on Amazon that has 4000 5 star reviews and 5 1 star reviews.

When you look at the 5 1 star they usually say just -

"Doesn't work with Mac!"

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Microsoft patches Windows to cool off Intel's Meltdown – wait, antivirus? Slow your roll

jason 7

Done...

...the patches and done all the benchmarks.

No change.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth has sprung a leak and everyone's all a-tizzy

jason 7

Going by size of ship to water ingress...

...it's more of a 'slight seepage' really.

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Someone tell Thorpe Lane in Suffolk their internet sucks – they're still loading the page

jason 7

Re: Call that slow?

Well that makes them all the more shitty when you think about it.

Shit service for one type of customer...reasonable for another.

But as a TalkTalk reseller you'd know that...

I'd never use them. Awful.

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jason 7

Re: Call that slow?

TalkTalk?

Hmm dunno about that. If I go to a customer and they tell me "Sorry we have crappy broadband!" I just say "TalkTalk by any chance?"

They go "Oh how did you know?"

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Aviva dumps DXC, shoves data centre support at Atos

jason 7

Aviva

Had it's own purpose built Data Centre in Norwich. I went in there a few times over the years and it was interesting to watch the amount of data go up but the size of the hardware go down. Even the tape robot vanished a long time ago. Now it's run by an independent firm that are doing very well with it. Looks very different now of course.

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Surprise: Android apps are riddled with trackers

jason 7

Re: GDPR

Well if they cant force them to pay millions in tax I doubt any 'legal' obligations will worry them.

HM Gov haven't been 'in charge' for some time now.

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How is 55 Cancri e like a Sisters of Mercy gig? Astroboffins: It has atmosphere

jason 7

Re: What an atmosphere! I love a...

Yeah you listen to the albums for years, then you see them play live and you wonder "Just how much studio involvement did 98% of the past band members actually have with any of this?*"

*Well this only applies to band members pre 1991 really.

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jason 7

Re: I have been to a Sisters of Mercy gig...

Well that's what we thought. The show we saw in 2006 would have gone down far better in 1986.

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jason 7

I have been to a Sisters of Mercy gig...

Smokes machine at 200%, two sets of Disco traffic lights and a medley just 10 minutes in does not create atmosphere. That was in 2006. Utterly terrible. We left halfway through This Corrosion. Yes it was that bad.

The most overrated live act ever. The albums are fine.

As for 55 Cancri e ...I reserve judgement.

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Think the US is alone? 18 countries had their elections hacked last year

jason 7

give it another year or three and it will be half the world+.

We are all going into lock down. The powers that be need to get us under control before the majority find out what's really going on and want to do something real about it.

All part of the big plan.

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jason 7

Hacked machines?

So why not just use slips of paper and write a cross on them?

Is it that hard?

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Windows on ARM: It's nearly here (again)

jason 7

I said this would be...

... a load of crap a month ago and got laughed at.

https://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2017/10/19/windows_10_on_arm_near_with_mutli_day_battery_life/#c_3321531

Now the rumours are coming through and suddenly everyone is changing their tune.

Ah well.

Told you so.

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$10,000-a-dram whisky 'wasn't even a malt'

jason 7

Re: Old lead better

Yeah there was a documentary on a few years ago where salvage folks were hunting for a WW2 cargo wreck that apparently had loads of silver on board.

They saw a load of bars and pulled them up to find out they were lead. They said at the time they were still worth pulling up for the reason you stated. So they did. Then luckily they found the silver too.

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Jeff Bezos fires off a blue dart, singes Elon Musk and SpaceX

jason 7

Well...

...it's better than I could do!

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Microsoft exec says ARM-powered Windows laptops have multi-day battery life

jason 7

Re: Windows 10 on Arm?

"They were tolerable for their ship date. With Linux of course."

That's my point. I saw these E1 chips and especially the 1GHz version shipped with Windows 8/8.1 on them and they crawled.

They ran at 100% CPU utilization 100% of the time. I hadn't seen such woeful performance since running XP on a single core with 256MB of ram. This was even with totally clean rebuilds.

I had to install SSD drives in the machines in order to get any semblance of performance and then it was painful,

I remember the customer dumped the machines about a year after purchase. They kept the SSDs though.

Worst mainstream CPUs shipped in the past 10 years IMO. AMD should have been ashamed.

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jason 7

Re: Windows 10 on Arm?

Well I guess we'll just have to wait and see.

I would say 'Brace for disappointment!'

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jason 7

Re: Windows 10 on Arm?

Hmmm Past experience of many many different types of CPUs and applications. Especially so called low-power CPUs. I think sometimes CPU designers get the wrong interpretation of 'low power'.

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