* Posts by Danny 14

3201 posts • joined 15 Jun 2009

Teen charged with 'cyberstalking' in bomb hoax case

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Re: Rule #1

Its probably best you dont start an attack at all. Even the emperor dark lord of the sith got fucked over.

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Re: "tumour"

Ive worked with a few full on aspergers kids and they dont have the same morality compass or sense of right and wrong. It wouldn't surprise me if a brain tumour can screw similar parts of the brain up.

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Alert: Using a web ad blocker may identify you – to advertisers

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Re: Duh

I wish them the best of luck. I block ads at my gateway. EVERYTHING behind my gateway is served adless pages on their browsers (that may or may not have addons).

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Microsoft raises pistol, pulls the trigger on Windows 7, 8 updates for new Intel, AMD chips

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No. The hostility is because they have shown their hand. This shows they will do the same again to whatever version they like. 8.1 is still in mainstream support and is still available from oems. It is a dick move.

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Re: Optional

This affects 8.1 enterprise too. 8.1 is still in mainstream support so this kind of shit shouldnt happen. 7 is at least in extended support.

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Windows 10 Creators Update general rollout begins with a privacy dialogue

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Re: Shutup10

Interestingly enough i thought you could only delay updates for a few months. If you dont agree does that permanently stop updates?

Wsus is one way round it. They dont update if you dont approve them.

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Aviation regulator flies in face of UK.gov ban, says electronics should be stowed in cabin. Duh

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Re: Please discharge battery before entering the aircraft.

@walter

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4957210/

the copper dissolves into the electrolyte, making the electrolyte unstable (a higher risk of internal shortcircuit)

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Put down your coffee and admire the sheer amount of data Windows 10 Creators Update will slurp from your PC

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I can see the education version NOT having this as standard. There are huge rules now on storing school information - even to the point that cloud storage is being looked at under a microscope.

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Re: Solution

If you make 500k a year then you can afford 2 pcs. Are you also saying that a professional gamer pollutes their gaming PCs by surfing, running powerpoints, installing printer drivers, scanner drivers etc on them? No of course not, the gaming PC will the the absolute minimum software required to do what they want. In fact, I would probably run a deep freeze type software to switch between games (if they multi discipline).

Hard core gamers will run different PCs for gaming/everything else.

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Re: Not a privacy violation, but..

the GPO for "Microsoft consumer experiences" set to off should rid the candy crush crap. Don't forget that removing candy crush isn't enough, you need to remove the provisioned candy crush too (otherwise it reinstalls with new users)

Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -Online | Select PackageName | Out-File C:\provisioned.txt

that will get you a list of all the shite MS has shoehorned on. Then run :

Get-AppXProvisionedPackage -online | WHere-Object {$_.packagename -like "*CandyCrushSaga*"} | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -online

to kill the provisioned and

get-appxpackage *CandyCrushSaga* | Remove-AppxPackage

to kill the user app. The script is quick enough to run on startup (even if the app isn't there any more - the overhead is low) and it stops things appearing after updates quite quickly.

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Re: Fine fine fine

they cant hide. The data comes from the EU to "somewhere" so they will have to comply or be fined. They cant hide behind an EULA because (as has already been shown and dragged through EU courts) its a fucking stupid EULA so cannot be enforced, plus the customers have no choice and have had it forced on them. At least the EU have some decent bits in them.

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Re: It's a pathetic USO of 10Mbps.

funnily enough, my daughter is doing A level computer science and there is some real shittery in that now. They are now teaching kilo/mega/gigabytes as being 1000 and kebi/mebi/gibi/bytes as being 1024 (course and exam material not some random teacher)

not too happy about that.

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Re: registry just a thought.

No there are fundamental differences between the versions. Even if you change the key then a huge "reinstall" occurs. We have tried this to see what happened (we are a VL customer and have many different keys). We installed PRO then use slmgr.vbs to change the key to an enterprise. It took a good hour to update and upgrade. Also in order for the enterprise version to act "enterprisy" you need to be connected to a domain. In beta it was good enough for the pro to be on a domain to be enterprisy (in respect to GPOs being able to lock the telemetry out) but not any more, the GPOs simply don't work on pro (in respect to telemetry and other behaviour etc)

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Re: Enterprise version?

yes you can buy 1 copy of enterprise with SA. Phone Pugh and say "1 copy of W10 enterprise please" they will charge you about £350 or £100 per annum with SA. Note that enterprise windows 10 will not operate as "enterprise" without a domain (not in the way you want it to anyway). Workgroup W10 enterprise still act like W10 professional.

so you will need a copy of W2008+ server and a CAL for windows 10. This will set you back about £150 for a single server license (2 CPU if you buy the 2008 server, 2016 is now cores and has gone all fucking stupid) but it usually comes with 5 CALs. Then you need some hardware to run this on, a very small desktop will work just fine (the smallest PC I ever ran a server on was server 2003 on an OptiPlex 280 - a P4 with 2g of ram 32 bit). Set up your domain and group policies to remove what you are looking for and you are gravy.

I know at least one primary school that has purchased 1 copy of W10 enterprise and have an old small business 2011 server with only a handful of PCs and CALs. They use W10 enterprise because they are below the threshold to make education cheaper.

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get a small cheap machine (rasp pi will do but ideally you want 2 NICs for completeness and piece of mind). Then set up a MITM transparent proxy using a filter system such as diladele

Have this transparent proxy get rid of all the web-fuckery you don't want. This is the approach I have used for years. Works wonders, I have no ads, no google analytics and best of all it works in https too (transparently). Added bonus that I can also filter the kids devices slightly stronger (this bit is based on IP, you need authenticated explicit proxy otherwise and that defeats the transparent purpose). Plus at revision time you can REALLY turn the screws if you like. diladele will WPAD for you too if you don't have a web server at home (if you didn't want to transparent). Multiple profiles, youtube and browser forced safeearch etc.

It will take an afternoon to set up and diladele has hand holding walkthroughs for most Linux distros. I run it at home and at work.

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Re: I thought

Then you purchase two PCs. One PC is a gaming rig with W10, it has nothing but games. No financial, work, documents, pictures, phone sync or web surfing occurs on that machine. Games are purchased elsewhere and installed, work is stored elsewhere, the logons have NO rights to NAS or shared resources on your network. It plays games that is all.

You have a second machine and put Linux on it. This cheaper second machine is your workhorse, it does everything EXCEPT play games.

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Re: At the dentist

Interestingly that will most certainly make Microsoft engineers criminals in the UK. If someone has pictures of their kids in the bath and the photo app crashes, an MS engineer consequently reviews the app crash and views the photo, that instantly falls foul of UK child porno laws. Worse so if they then notify their line manager, they also become complicit. Did they get auth from the privacy team? They too are complicit.

This is just plain fucking stupid. Under no circumstances should MS be getting my documents or files.

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Goodbye, cruel world! NASA's Cassini preps for kamikaze Saturn dive

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Re: Saturn's atmosphere is cold

ignore the k or K or degrees K I think people get the point. The fact that you put shock heating and not friction speaks volumes. have an upvote.

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I played KSP < version 1 then came back in 1.2 - the physics has radically changed. I cant aerobrake on eve or jool any more - either a death spiral if I put 10m heatshields on (I need to shield BOTH ends fully and hope the death spiral doesn't tear the ship apart) or it simply overheats the second I put into the atmosphere edge. Duna and Kerbin I have no issues with.

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Why don't they install kerbal engineering and wrench a new monoprop the the outside. Or they could add wrench a winch attachment for refueling. Ive always added winch attachments as they are great for refuelling. Mechjeb always does a great job of intercepting too.

I think I need to stop playing KSP now.

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Adblock Plus owners commandeer Pirate Bay man's tip jar Flattr

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Or tripod hosting and their psychedelic scrolling gif adverts.

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Huawei faces UK sales ban if it doesn't cough up 4G patent tithes

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Re: Is Extortion still a thing?

They did lose. The amount was set in stone. They cant go gouging elsewhere and will end up paying costs.

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Startup remotely 'bricks' grumpy bloke's IoT car garage door – then hits reverse gear

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Re: There's a reason some of us call this stuff IoS.

I did one better. I had kids so my garage is full of shite. That way I don't need to worry about trying to get the car in it.

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Re: Re:Sounds completely - completely - pointless

"But IMHO if you are stationary on public road with the handbrake on you can operate the phone as you see fit."

You would think so but not always the case. You are still in control of the vehicle whilst you are "driving". The definition of driving can also mean when the engine is running (and some people have been booked even with the engine off, handbrake on and parked up because the keys were in the ignition!). Even on your own driveway, supermarket car park, national trust land - whatever, if the keys are in the ignition and you are fiddling on your phone then plod can have a go (you might have a better defence if the engine wasn't running). If plod want to book you then they WILL book you and magistrates tend to side with the plod in either case.

Oddly enough, a standalone satnav, bluetooth garage dongle etc would have to fall under driving without due care and attention, this would need a much higher benchmark or proof. The phone though, much lower burden of proof. Shitty I know but that is how stupid the law is.

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Reg now behind invisible HTML5 Bitcoin paywall

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A techie changed the IE intranet.url GPO target to a rickroll page one april fool. People were not best pleased, I was surprised he kept his job.

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Re: Now it makes sense

cycle sucking adverts and spam on el reg? adverts. how quaint.

http://imgur.com/a/SNK1p

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Re: Side effects

Probably all the other stories about tesetting your router, alt f4 speeds up your browser etc have kept the idiots off the web.

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I did my april 1st bit! All the laptops in sainsburys are set to el reg now.

I didnt want to touch the ipads as i might have burst into flames.

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'No deal better than bad deal' approach to Brexit 'unsubstantiated'

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Re: The Morning After..

ironically enough for holidays, we fly in a weeks time. When we were looking for a "warm to hot" holiday we looked at gran canaria - our usual Easter getaway. 4 years ago it cost the 4 of us 2k, 2 years ago it was 2.5k and this year it would be 3.5k for the same hotel (Sol Melia Tamarindos).

Instead we booked an all inclusive to Mexico for 3.2k. So fuck EU and go to the Caribbean instead.

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Re: I'm going to think outside the box here...

I don't want to drop the u in colour though. And I like my pints on the large side.

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Re: Choose your statistic...

whilst circa 50% of imports are from the EU, are they from the EU because we have no choice? I.E. would a deal with China, India, Australia, USA be a better deal *if* we were allowed to make it? Exports too in that matter. USA are already sweating with excitement as they would LOVE to step in with a deal that helps them in the long run (especially with the grow-at-home arguments), a crap deal with the likes of USA and china will be better than WTO EU

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The UK can just walk away though and pursue trade relations with whatever comes their way. This is bad for the UK but also bad for the EU countries. Spain might fancy a bit of sabre rattling but they don't want to lose a chunk of revenue either and they WILL lose revenue.

The problem is, any deal needs to be agreed by the member states and some have vetoes. 2 years is nowhere near enough time for simple decisions, never mind 27 separate trade deals. WTO rules here we come.

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Head of US military kit-testing slams F-35, says it's scarcely fit to fly

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Re: Phew, bullet dodged.

I had a quick look up on when the AV8B diverged from the original harrier. It seems that basically the yanks agreed that the harrier was a fantastic platform that just needed a little tweaking. Whereas the UK decided it had no money and it works good enough for launching in Germany and off the carriers so leave it alone.

It is STILL being upgraded even today. The USMC love the AV8B and it does everything they want it too - its a mini popup fighter that can bomb, strafe and mini dogfight. It has full night fight, air and ground radar, databus telemetry, upgraded CPUs, cockpits, engine, wings. The reason? It works as a sound platform that hasn't been bettered. About the only *bad* thing is lack of supersonic capability - however, the A10 doesn't and the A10 will be phased out before the AV8B.

It is a true multirole aircraft and we should never have gotten rid of our harriers - even though they are shadows of its bigger cousin.

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Re: Phew, bullet dodged.

The USMC fly these great vatol airctaft. Perhaps we can buy some?

They are called AV8B and look great. Combat proven too. No idea why we didnt think of using something live those in the first place.

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Re: There have been planes like this before. -De Havilland Mosquito

F18 uperhornwt was a multirole aircraft. It can even act as a light tanker ffs! Carrier capable, decent range, cheap to fly, doesnt have to ditch ordnance to carrier land either.

Great aircraft.

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It's 30 years ago: IBM's final battle with reality

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Re: Ah yes I remember it well

lotus notes still makes me blink asymmetrically when I see pictures of it. <shudder>

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Re: succesful standard

I bought a second hand denford milling machine. The license comes on a 3.5in floppy disk - I needed to buy a USB drive as I didn't have any working ones left (not even sure I had a motherboard with a connection any more either).

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I remember the day the boss signed a huge contract to strip out the IBMs and put Gateways in instead. 200 machines, and in 1990 it was brand new 486 33s (not the x2 ones), it was a fortune. Out with IBM and in with DOS, Windows for workgroups and good old novell netware logon scripting. Good days and it all pretty much worked. we even had Pegasus mail back in the day and a JANET connection.

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terminator monsters. Much easier to cable and you knew that just about any network issue was someone putting a mouse driver on the startup disc (not enough conventional memory to load the network driver) or someone had nicked the terminator.

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plus they can make a killing selling IPv4 addresses if they want to.

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Re: OS/2 and PS/2 Memories

or the board regulator caps are crap. They are simulating a power spike so the board is in failsafe "off".

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Yee-hacked! Fired Texan sysadmin goes rogue, trashes boot business

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Re: Amateur...

Why do all that? Just post the secret admin account on 4chan. Someone on there will do far funnier things. Make sure all the secret account details look ooke they were created by the boss. ADSI edit creation dates for good mrasure (way before you joined)

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Re: @Will

Just wait a month and give some other spod adnin rights with your hidden account. Use their account to run an encryption virus on the server. Vpn the acces and away you go.

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So the backups were accessible to such a degree remotely? They had zero offline backups?

So what would they have done with an encryption virus?

Rotated Ejected tapes might be a bit 90's tech but a firesafe with a week old set of tapes is better than fuck all.

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UK.gov confirms it won't be buying V-22 Ospreys for new aircraft carriers

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Re: Jumbo Harrier

Av8b is already a souped up harrier with modern toys. So much so the marines are planning to run theirs till 2025. In otherwords until the f35 actually works.

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Re: Makes sense to standardize

Merlins are 2 to1 hours on maintenance to flight time though. 600 hours before overhaul. In theatre that is pitiful. E2s are 1 to 4 so in theory you only need 2 for 24-7 support (4 for peace of mind).

Our spares and repair schedules are bad enough for land merlins never mind AEW sea based.....

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Available flight hours are much less too. To keep a 24-7 radar coverage will require substantially more helos than e2's

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Now UK bans carry-on lappies, phones, slabs on flights from six nations amid bomb fears

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Re: Security Theatre

it is emerging that there is a credible threat of laptop batteries containing bombs. Xray scanners aren't necessarily picking up the new threats.

why this means they cant be remotely/timer detonated is beyond me.

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Re: Checked in luggage

if the laptop is in your hold luggage then there is valid reason to open up your case and "examine" your laptop (by examine, I mean sell it on ebay).

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Re: Cameras

Dont fly from those countries. Fly to a neutral country first for a stopover.

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