* Posts by Danny 14

3263 posts • joined 15 Jun 2009

Games rights-holders tell ZX Spectrum reboot firm: Pay or we pull titles

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Re: Correction?

Either way, you'd think they would just cough up the 20 quid wouldn't you.

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SpaceX nails two launches and barge landings in one weekend

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Re: SpaceX nails two launches and barge landings in one weekend

I can only do that if i take a small mining ring on my ssto spaceplane. I have had a kerbal, minimus, laythe run before.

Shit. Not again. Been up playing KSP and its leaking into real life.

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Virgin Media router security flap follows weak password expose

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If the default password wasnt so constrained then it wouldnt be an issue though.

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Re: Who actually uses the router ?

It cant port forward correctly, the wifi is shit, cant change lan ip, cant block lanside ports exiting, cant prioritise traffic, do i really need to go on?

Luckily i had an old dell sonicwall from work ive been using but there are loads of cheap routers out there.

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WikiLeaks doc dump reveals CIA tools for infecting air-gapped PCs

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Re: Nope...

I work in a school. The USB ports are safe because they all have chewing gum in them.

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Hacker exposed bank loophole to buy luxury cars and a face tattoo

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@martin. How about get away scot free almost?

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/local-news/lazenby-glass-attack-victim-left-3676467.amp

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Canadian sniper makes kill shot at distance of 3.5 KILOMETRES

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Ive hit targets at 1000yrds (with a gpmg....)

seriously good going to hit with a rifle.

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TalkTalk customers complain of being unable to load Amazon website

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Re: Marketing Opportunity?

So amazon, thats a lot of advertising revenue you have. Shame if our users suddenly couldnt go to your site.

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ICO fines Morrisons for emailing customers who didn't want to be emailed

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Re: "We sent out an information message"

We have a stamp that says 'unwanted' and do the same.

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Now you can 'roam like at home' within the EU, but what's the catch?

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Re: Typical: the EU showing muscles, where you DON'T need them

My phone bill has always been abou 10 quid for as long as i remember. I always get more for my 10 quid each year too. Now i get my data allowance in the eu for free.

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Re: Brexit

Vodaphone roaming charges tool says spain to spain calls are both roam free and out of allowance. Seems not all operators will gouge an international call for intra country calling in EU.

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Months late, unaudited: ZX Spectrum reboot firm files accounts

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Re: What a complete waste of time that was.

Cheap chinapad will emulate all sorts of guff. Mine even plays playstation stuff.

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Lockheed, USAF hold breath as F-35 pilots report hypoxia

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Re: O2 many issues

Harrier is old hat now yes. But the AV8B on the otherhand is pretty much up to date. The usmc want to hold onto them. They are a multirole carrier capable aircraft and only lack supersonic capability.

They can mount AMRAAMs for cheap AA and have a decent upgraded radar.

Wonder what tech they are based on.....

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Windows 10 Creators Update preview: Lovin' for Edge and pen users, nowt much else

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Re: Windows-as-a-service...

Every windows 10 update has been a complete fuck about with gpos. Each ipdate breaks something that worked in previous builds. Be it lock screens, start menu XML, default program assignments, per user apps. The list goes on.

10 is a horrid experience every 6 months.

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The harsh reality of Apple's augmented reality toolset ARKit: It's an incredible battery hog

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"unyielding belief that immersive 3D content is better than the alternative"

Not all 3D implementations are a waste of time (like TV sets). Elite Dangerous on Oculus rift is awesome. I am lucky that I don't have glasses and don't get motion sickness. I also have decent neck muscles too. Seriously though, the game looks spectacular in 3D.

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The biggest British Airways IT meltdown WTF: 200 systems in the critical path?

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Re: Do any really large companies rip it all out and start again?

I know of two. One when i was a lowly apprentice at British Leyland, DAF mandated a new IT system. It was a monster with robotic tape library (8 drive lord knows what capacity). This replaced some weird bespokeish system.

The second was after i finished Uni and BAe were shutting down strand road in Preston. They amalgamated and partially replaced Warton systems to accommodate. That was a years hands on after my HnD. They paid for my final year BSc too which was nice.

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We do the same but with vms on a clustered host. Management is simple with tools, the only real extra cost is storage as vm licensing is cheap enough. I dont duplicate offsite though as one of the clusters is in a different part of the site.

Backups are different of course, they go to another part of the site.

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Re: Sunny when it is working

Problem is kost IT managers see the free audit and recommendations as salesmen trying to sell shit. So they wont learn.

Better to take the audit for tye reports and ignore the phone for a month.

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Re: More importantly

Dont worry citizen. Most forum comments will be deemed thought crime in a few years. The citizens posting them will be in reeducation.

Strong and stable reeducation. Nothing to see here please move along.

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UK PM May's response to London terror attack: Time to 'regulate' internet companies

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Re: Book stores.

I heard terrorists have used mobile phones too. Best ban those. I reckon they shopped in tescos, asda, morrisons and sainsburys. Passport control and bag search at the entrance just in case.

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Azure Backup cuddles up real close to Windows Server

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Last time i used windows server backup it was still incremental only from that day you start unless you dig into scripting. You couldnt specify full to incremental ratio and merging backups wasnt possible.

Ill stick with veeam unless things have become more flexible.

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'My PC needs to lose weight' says user with FAT filesystem

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Re: Pah! lightweights!

Its the burns on your arms that show ypuve serviced old kit. Never underestimate the number of hot things in old kit.

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Re: FAT is still used widely

Since i introduced our staff to recuva they see recuva as a valid way of using usb pens....

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My first 286 laptop had twin floppy drives and twin battery bays. Lugging that around made sure you werent fat.

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Giffgaff 'roam like at home' package means £1/min calls in Jersey

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if you don't get one then don't use it. Otherwise turn roaming off and back on again, it isn't hard and depends on what risk you have to spending money. I have a very low risk when it comes to mobiles (Go walking in the lakes and you can roam to the isle of man up Scafell Pike for example).

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the first text you get (after the phone starts roaming) should tell you WHERE it is roaming from.

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if I lived there I would just get another sim. Its not that hard or expensive to swap sims if you travel.

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Microsoft founder Paul Allen reveals world's biggest-ever plane

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Re: It's that big...

I do that sort of thing in KSP all the time. Plus why don't they put rapiers on this thing so they can SSTO too.

Pfft. Amateurs.

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Android apps punched out by Judy malware

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Re: Bah!

Flash is head to head with Java.

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Pentagon trumpets successful mock-ICBM interception test

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Re: a senior moment here

Team America (world police) was a fantastic documentary. You should watch it.

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Re: Safe from Simulated ICBMs

Shall we play a game?

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IBM marketeers rub out chopper after visit from CEO Ginni

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Re: India Business Machines?

No, they chase you for PPI and whiplash claims.

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EU axes geo-blocking: Upsets studios, delights consumers

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Re: Axed Geoblocking

Zero roaming costs? That will be THREE then. I was using my three contract including data years ago. Came in handy in disneyland for the queue app. Used it on holiday as a mobile hotspot when driving too.

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BA's 'global IT system failure' was due to 'power surge'

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Re: Heathrow and Gatwick?

The ones in the air stopped after landing as they couldnt disembark. Some were sat on the tarmac for 3 hours.

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Re: BA's problems putting planes into the Cloud[s]

The cloud will save us all!

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Re: Really a power failure?

Non english speaking cleaner mixed the 'cleaner socket' with 'top of rack' socket. Thar she blows!

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Re: Ho hum

Said the same to our bean counter. Either give me the money for 2 identicals systems or the money for one and log my concern. Money for 1.5 wont work.

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Fat-thumbed dev slashes Samba security

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NAS drives too, some Seagate offerings had internet facing options. I doubt they will have patches or people know how to SSH.

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.Science and .study: Domains of the bookish? More like domains of the JERKS!

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Gibraltar wont go back to spain. The same way spain wont be stupid enough to jeopardise their tourist economy. Afterall, Mexico is getting just as cheap as a decent spanish holiday now.

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SSD price premium over disk faaaalling

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Thats a bargain. Our dell SSD was three times that a couple of years ago.

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Re: 160 GB is probably more than enough for 99% of people

Our w10 image is 2gb less than our w7 image. Mainly because of patches. The software installed is identical.

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Re: @Jeffrey

Data churn isnt that bad. My desktop has an old 250gb OCZ agility. It is about 4 years old daily use. It hasnt started remapping yet.

My laptop is a 3yo heavily used samsung 250gb and that says 95pct life left with 0 remaps. That is an MLC too.

An email server will probably fare worse of course.

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Re: No, they will completely disappear

The premium is still high for multi Tb capacities though. Sure, down in the 250gb area prices have dropped enough that we haven't had hdd desktops in 2 years now. But for the servers there is only one SSD and thats the image cache.

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America's drone owner database grounded: FAA rules blown out of sky

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Re: They won't give refunds.

Of course you can have a refund. The triplicate form is available by mail only. Needs countersigning by your local tax office (by hand). Photocopy (not picture ) of your original registration. Then may take up to 4 weeks (if it isnt lost).

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Dell BIOS update borks PCs

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Re: Making Flippy Floppy

I remember one of our feeder schools buying a hundred school PCs from dell. Each one had a switchable PSU (sold by their school divison). Their IT teacher phoned me up after a week due to each one blowing up, I advised him to glue gun the switches next time.....

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Sophos waters down 'NHS is totally protected' by us boast

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Re: Further correction

I guess they were charging for endpoint anti-virus not intercept-x

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Re: Training users

we disable office VBA by default, PDFs are via fox not adobe. If a user wants macros then they sit through a lunch job of "DONT CLICK STUFF YOU DONT UNDERSTAND" session.

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Re: Ransomware is ...

Thing is, intercept-x (we use the onsite version) is cheap. We pay less than a fiver per machine as an "add on" to endpoint. It hasn't triggered over the weekend but has triggered for other things in the past.

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