* Posts by Danny 14

3885 posts • joined 15 Jun 2009

UK libraries dumped 11% of computers since 2010-11... everybody has one anyway, right?

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Re: What support?

25% of saturday and sunday staff at our city library are volunteers.

Just look at Q! Watch out Microsoft, the next Android has a proper desktop PC mode

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Re: But ...

ES file explorer does all the above except native printing although you can share with the epson peint app. The epson app does the printing - other apps can share to it

Skype for Web arrives to bring the world together. As long as the world is on Chrome and... Edge?

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Re: Edge?

sometime we do when w10 ignore the gpo preferences XML. Usually after a big update. A quick reboot normally puts chrome back as default.

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Re: Congratulations, Google...

chrome is our default and we use chrome legacy browser plugin to flick out .net apps to internet explorer. fuck edge.

Biker sues Google Fiber: I broke my leg, borked my ankle in trench dug to lay ad giant's pipe

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Re: Bork

swedish chef?



We're not throttling you, says Vodafone, claiming slow vid streaming is down to the 'cards'

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+1 for zen. more expensive than sky and far more reliable.

YouTube's pedo problem is so bad, it just switched off comments on millions of vids of small kids to stem the tide of vileness

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Re: Oy Vey

Good thinking. I endorse nuking twitter from orbit too. Its the only way to be sure.

Slow Ring Windows 10 fragged by anti-cheat software in the games you're playing at work, says Insiders supremo

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zoink. https://www.rijksoverheid.nl/documenten/rapporten/2018/11/07/data-protection-impact-assessment-op-microsoft-office

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Re: A LOT of you apparently play games at work!

it also follows that these workplaces allow alpha OS installing too. That is even more worrying.

Linus Torvalds pulls pin, tosses in grenade: x86 won, forget about Arm in server CPUs, says Linux kernel supremo

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Re: Speaking of those Nike shoes...

and also a time you dont want GRUBs anywhere near your bootstrap.

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Re: x86 is broken windows

surely thats a RISCy proposal?

How politics works, part 97: Telecoms industry throws a fundraiser for US senator night before he oversees, er, a telecoms privacy hearing

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Re: Draining the swamp

when you drain something all the shit needs to go somewhere else. The other swamp was drained 'cause the current guys didnt get anything out of it.

Europe-style 5G standards testing? Consistent definitions? Who the fsck wants that, asks US mobe industry

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Re: If it wasn't pathetic, it'd be almost funny

the US 5G will simply be ignored. There is enough rest-of-world to build different spec chips for 5G in Europe or whereever else buys into that standard.

Down productivity tools: Microsoft Teams takes a Monday tumble

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Re: Blast their naming convention

about a month ago I had a friend fr9m another organisation trying to convince me o365 was cheaper and better than out on premesis exchange 2016 setup. When i asked him to email me his quotes he couldnt as o365 was down. The irony.

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so its like sharepoint then?

Use an 8-char Windows NTLM password? Don't. Every single one can be cracked in under 2.5hrs

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only time i spat coffee was when a onceuponatime colleague revealed Dicks4Chicks.com as their password.

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camel case is often used. the trick is to 1 2 3 4 your caps

FindyOurchEapbeeR etc. Password change? Rotate. 2 3 4 1 then 3 4 1 2 etc.

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Re: The Usual Response...

i have a knack for remembering registration plates and phone numbers. Even addresses with words work.

BigTitsAna15CharlesStreet for example.

Roses are red, we've received about fifty. Google's next trick? Pixels for the thrifty

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Re: Can I correct the subheading?

roses are red

sd cards arent new

this cant take them

so ill say FU

Defaulting to legacy Internet Explorer just to keep that one, weird app working? Knock it off

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Re: Count me in.

we discourage the use of edge. thats why we gpo chrome.

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Re: I've always felt uncomfortable with this statement

idrac works fine on chrome portable. T610, T620 and T630. Since we killed java too you can script the enterprise remote console too so you can use an offline java too.

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since edge isnt in ltsc or server (thank god) then IE will last a while yet.

What's that, Skippy? You want a taste of Windows 10 19H2? Oops, too late

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Re: So...

thing is, w10 can work and we already know it can - look at the server versions, none of the shit, stable and no forced downloads. Long support dates too.

Shame we end up with the consumer bloated crap instead.

Forget snowmageddon, it's dropageddon in Azure SQL world: Microsoft accidentally deletes customer DBs

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dont laugh. I inherited that scenario, two servers both DCs, one with IIS and SQL, the other with exchange (and KMS server, my god). First port of call was virtualise and migrate to individuals before something bad....

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Re: But...

Im sorry Dave, i cant let you commit that transaction.

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Re: The fabulous cloud strikes again

I was arguing with somen9ther admins over o365. I run our own exchange and SQL server. I was laughed at, i tried to explain that downtime is negligible as we cluster both services over VMs so in the intervening years downtime has been very low. They were arguing o365 is far more reliant - just as o365 went down primetime in a working day.

uh huh. Ill stick to my clustered servers thanks.

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Re: don't understand

even MS dont rely on their own DNS product. yokes.

Jammy dodgers: Boffin warns of auto autos congesting cities to avoid parking fees

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Helloo, im Johnny cab! Where can I take you tonight?

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Re: Possible answer ?

bicycles. what a great idea. with a sidecar and trailer I could put all my gear in there for the day.

If it gets a bit hard in winter I could even think about external power somehow for the wheels.

Or maybe if i need more gear that day i could have external power and some kind of covered storage cabin.

Brit security services firm SecureData sold to France's Orange for an undisclosed sum

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Re: Rental UK


Are you a Windows 1 in 10 (1809)? Or a mighty 80 percenter (1803)?

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Re: Enterprise

aye. 1809 is back in wsus too.

Facebook didn't care if your kids ran up gigantic credit card bills – lawsuit

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Re: Returning digital goods?

in world of tanks your account is locked until a payment is received to the original amount charged back.

You're an admin! You're an admin! You're all admins, thanks to this Microsoft Exchange zero-day and exploit

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Re: Possible quick fix

looking in the registry, all my 2012r2 servers had this enabled by default. even my member office 365 proxy server. I dont have a GPO enabled so I suspect SMB signing is default for some OS.

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Re: Possible quick fix

if your exchange serve is THAT constrained them you should be looking at respeccing.

Is your kid looking at GCSE in computer science? It's exam-only from 2022 – Ofqual

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Re: Licence?

jolly rogers and anarchist cookbooks are classed as terrorist training manuals now. A town on the coast near us had a chap locked up for having a copy. frightening times.

nitrification of benzene was a standard experiment. Dont let that process warm up too much.....

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Re: It's only a GCSE

the A level is going the same way. 2 exams and project at the moment but the project portion is under review by the exam boards too.

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Re: online exam only?

at least the bcs ecdl moved from java last year. that was the last reason we needed java.

We all love bonking to pay, but if you bonk with a Windows Phone then Microsoft has bad news

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Re: NFC? No fucking chance.

i prefer to root my phone. apparently that has locked me out of a few secure apps. oh well.

It’s baaack – Microsoft starts pushing out the Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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Re: Windows 10 scares the shit outta me

So you dont know what LTSC is but want to pirate and install it anyway? You are also careful about what you buy from ebay but would be happy to install a cracked version of your OS on your main PC?


Iran satellite fails: ICBM test drive or microsat test? Opinion is divided...

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not quite, Israel maintain 'no comment' as they do on just about everything.

'It's like they took a rug and covered it up': Flight booking web app used by scores of airlines still vuln to attack – claim

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Re: and our technical teams took immediate action

apart from the fact the air investigation is pointing squarely at the maintenance issues. The AOA autopilot on the MAX series is documented and a pilot course is available, airlines assume a new 737 is the same as thebold 737 and havent sent pilots on the course. Is this Boeings fault or the airline?

Facebook's pay-for-more-eyeballs shtick looks too good to be true: Page views, Likes from 'fake' profiles

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thing is, on the internet i get adverts for fridge freezers 1 week after i buy one. Maybe there is someone out there buying multiple fridge freezers.

Cops told: No, you can't have a warrant to force a big bunch of people to unlock their phones by fingerprint, face scans

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Re: So does this also invalidate all facial recognition installed everywhere?

UK in the lead? Maybe in the use of not needing a court order. The UK will use RIPA to say you refused to unlock your phone, thats up to 5 years in the pokey (more than running someone over and killing them with a car).

No warrant needed AND not even under arrest.

Huawei and Intel hype up AI hardware, TensorFlow tidbits, and more

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Re: Seperated at Birth?

MH was great (although I dont think i'd like to re-watch the series, i'm guessing it hasnt aged well):

Murray: You can't fake a tape! Pictures don't lie!

Murray: At least not until you've assembled them creatively.

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Re: Which is the fake one?

I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. Its the only way to be sure.

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Re: Deepfakes

You mean that guy servicing Tina wasnt a real plumber? Shit, thats why im retraining, I though that stuff happened all the time.

SpaceX's Crew Dragon shows up at pad 39A, nearly 8 years after the last Shuttle left

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Re: What's in a name

the soup dragon already lives on the moon.

Pewdiepie fanboi printer, Chromecast haxxx0r retreats, says they're 'afraid of being caught'

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Re: Hybrid

and were a bunch of filth bottom feeders.

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Re: What TheHackerGiraffe has accomplished

up near us in stranraer people still leave their front doors open with just the vestibule door closed. That doesnt mean people have the right to just waltz in and take the tv because the front door was open.

Marriott: Good news. Hackers only took 383 million booking records ... and 5.3m unencrypted passport numbers

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Re: WTF do they do with Passport IDs?

why were the passport numbers not encrypted? they clearly had encryption if the names were encrypted. Madness.

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