* Posts by Ryan 7

271 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009


Wow, fancy that. Web ad giant Google to block ad-blockers in Chrome. For safety, apparently

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Waterfox, my friend

It's the fork that still believes in why you started liking Firefox in the first place — but still gets the contemporary security updates.

Download it, and never look back!

You were told to clean up our systems, not delete 8,000 crucial files

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Not in 1998.

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Re: xfer

They're traditionally named "New Folder (2)", and nested by era.

Techie basks in praise for restoring workforce email (by stopping his scripting sh!tshow)

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Re: Beware recursion

You should also be careful of recursion.

Error pop-up? Don't worry, let's just get this migration done... BTW it's my day off tomorrow

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Re: been there - done that

It played havoc with... what, sorry? I must have mis-heard you.

Why millions of Brits' mobile phones were knackered on Thursday: An expired Ericsson software certificate

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Test successful

At least we know the certificate is respected downstream!

Linguists, update your resumes because Baidu thinks it has cracked fast AI translation

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"Technically, for German, it's V2 and SOV."

I thought it was V2s and Doodlebugs?

Your RSS is grass: Mozilla euthanizes feed reader, Atom code in Firefox browser, claims it's old and unloved

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This isn't the 0.01% that I wanted to be part of.

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Re: Goodnight, Firefox

Waterfox is a very high-quality fork, which is preserving the core features which brought so many to Firefox in the first place.

Convenient switch hides an inconvenient truth

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Because the comments on a toilet cubicle wall would be better than that article, too. It's strange, since the first few weeks with the new columnist were brilliant.

Microsoft resurfaces Surface kit alongside Windows 10 update

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Could you at least pretend to be writing for a UK website

And convert weights in lb to kg?

Bombing raids during WWII sent out shockwaves powerful enough to alter the Earth's ionosphere

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Re: Amounts so huge, that I simply can't process them.

There is a handy metric for handling such situations, called the "Megaton".

Sysadmin misses out on paycheck after student test runs amok

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Re: If you are using Stargate references

And 9 for mobile devices.

Automated Weather Source didn't see this cloud coming: Amazon snatches up AWS.com

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Re: Today a domain...

Yesterday the world, more like.

Trainer regrets giving straight answer to staffer's odd question

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You hadn't bothered to try calling it? I can't quite bring myself to believe you're not just telling porkies.

Boss regrets pointing finger at chilled out techie who finished upgrade early

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Re: "Can you turn it back on. Please?"

"the national broadband wholesale system at a large telecommunications provider"

Does that rhyme with TokenPeach by any chance?

Prank 'Give me a raise!' email nearly lands sysadmin with dismissal

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@Doctor Syntax

"It's high time email clients, as a default, would raise a conspicuous flag on messages that don't originate in the domain they purport to come from."

SPF is way ahead of you, matey.

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Re: Incognito Mode?

"For the sake of privacy, let's call her Lisa S... No that's too obvious, let's say L. Simpson."

GitHub given Windows 9x's awesome and so very modern look

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Slow news day?

"Someone made a third-party skin for a website" is hardly journalism...

Sysadmin cracked military PC’s security by reading the manual

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Re: Protected web pages

In Firefox-like browsers, there's a nice little setting in about:config — dom.event.contextmenu.enabled

Set it to False and the pesky javascript can no longer silently smother your right-click attempts.

Microsoft: Yes, we agree that Irish email dispute is moot... now what's this new warrant about?

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Re: US legal position

MS (USA): Hand over the data.

MS (Ireland): No.

MS (USA): You're fired.

EU employment law: No.

MS (USA), to Mr. FBI: Suggestions?

Sacked saleswoman told to pay Intel £45k after losing discrim case

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Re: Legal Costs

Akash Nawbatt QC probably does cost that much, yeah.

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People like Guiney misusing the issue of gender discrimination with false claims is why genuine cases get discredited.

Brit semiconductor tech ended up in Chinese naval railgun – report

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IGBTs are used to power every modern electric train, from any number of different countries.

They're not a massive British secret innovation, and they have uses all over the world.

The Times article seems like a lot of hot air.

Kernel-memory-leaking Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

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Re: POC announced

Specifically, https://twitter.com/brainsmoke/status/948564783527276544

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Re: Old skool....

They're affected too...

That was fast... unlike old iPhones: Apple sued for slowing down mobes

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It's clearly a tool to encourage upgrading

Why else would they have waited before rolling it out to the newer iPhone 7?

How fast is a piece of string? Boffin shoots ADSL signal down twine

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Only if you're 2 metres from the exchange.

Official US govt Twitter accounts caught tweeting in Russian, now mysteriously axed

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"Littman considers it curious...

... that anyone would want a screen name like @ProjectBlueBtn that had been previously associated with a government agency."

Because anything with a PageRank has advertising value, duh.

OK, we admit it. Under the hood, the iPhone X is a feat of engineering

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How, though?

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Disappointing lack of detail here — I still have zero clue exactly what SLP is or why stacking it is so damn great.

NatWest customer services: We're aware of security glitch

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Re: "how hard can it be..."

Given that the login is already obfuscated by accepting random characters in place of the full string, I can fully imagine this being a separate locked-down system that just passes an authenticated pass/fail flag back to the 'main' server.

Agree that PR need stringing out for such a blatant attempt for a cover-up.

"I saw the problem myself"

"No you didn't"

Nokia's comeback is on: The flagship 8 emerges

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As a Lumia 920 & 930 owner... wireless charging can jump off a bridge.

Huge ransomware outbreak spreads in Ukraine and beyond

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Re: The next stage

Mathematically impossible.

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Re: That's it

Not going to work, since by default you still have \\hostname shares both on your machine, and available to you.

Ericsson and Kodiak in Europe WALKIE-TALKIE-style push-to-talk push

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It's also mandatory equipment for the new generation of in-cab signalling in ERTMS (European Rail Traffic Management System). 20 years from now we'll be finishing ripping out all the old traffic lights (and all the thievable copper cabling) on the railways, because all the trains will just be talking to each other over GSM-R backhaul instead.

El Reg's contraptions confessional no.2: Tablet PC, CRT screen and more

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Re: Model M

Cherry switches may well be mechanical, but they're shitty plastic bendy mechanical — not the glorious buckling spring.

Bitcoin value breaks $1,000 barrier in FRENZIED HYPEGASM

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"Fundamental questions remain about what a virtual currency actually is"

All currency is virtual.

Flippin' heck! Magnetic poles of Sun are gyrating: What Earth needs to know

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Of course it can't happen overnight...

"night" of course being "when the sun is behind that big rock".

Air mattress blast blows German man across room

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How do you become an expert in matress explosions?

... ooooohhh.

Yahoo! starts $1.99 'watch list' to recycle old usernames

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What's a "Yahoo!"?

YouTube app returns to Windows Phone

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The banned May 2013 version, which was still working earlier this week, is now kaput.

Google probably wanted to revoke the banned version's key, thinking that now there will be less bad PR because of an adequate replacement — but silly Microsoft reused the key in the new version.

Brit Skylon spaceplane moves closer to lift-off

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Re: AC@14:07

F1 teams can *afford* a lot more than they're allowed to spend by the racing rules.

Google rolls its eyes, gives Windows Phones five more months to sync

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"Don't be evil"

If they really subscribed to that sentiment, Google would create a Gmail app for WP8.

WikiLeaker Bradley Manning found not guilty of 'aiding the enemy'

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His plea bargains, based on that rap sheet

add up to a total maximum of 20 years.

Russia's post-Snowden spooks have not reverted to type

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Black Helicopters

Re: Perhaps it's just me

No, you'll just get Tom Cruise abseiling in through the air vent.

SIM crypto cracked by a single text, mobes stuffed with spyware

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Surely this is as simple as not delivering these messages to any handsets

Just put a filter on the exchanges, job's a good'un. Owait, femtocells.

UK parliament presses for pardon for Alan Turing

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Lets apologise for

Windows ME, Vista, and 8.

Texas teen jailed for four months over sarcastic Facebook comment

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Thumb Down

Re: Divided

Get over yourself, find a sense of humour, and realise that words on a screen really aren't worth all this fuss.

Firefox OS starts third-place race against Windows Phone

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The more I think about it,

the more I believe it would be a good idea for Mozilla and Microsoft to team up and go to war against Apple and Google.

Still have IE and Firefox separate, but have Microsoft's financial muscle behind a friendly open-source organisation and switch IE's rendering engine to Gecko from Trident. It'll take that sort of opposition to prevent Webkit from Borg-ing the entire web.


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