* Posts by Danny 14

3535 posts • joined 15 Jun 2009

Look how modern we are! UK network Three to kill off 3G-only phones

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Re: Ending Three Contracts

its easy. just repeat three time 'i just want my pac please' without answering their sales retention questions. on the third time say 'why are you refusing to give me a pac? what is your name again? if you wont give me my pac can you put me through to the complaints department so I can complain about you.'

that works for vodaphone too.

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Re: As long as they run a 3G service ...

three are weird sometimes. here in the lakes you seem to get either full bars or none with 3. vodacrap at least get signal even if they are shite as a company.

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Facebook Android app caught seeking 'superuser' clearance

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xposed does a reasonable job of being able to hide root.

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Re: Did you knew ?

or pictures for screenshots. contacts to invite friends. email address for account purposes. etc etc

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Re: Slurp on

it doesnt. their stance is sign away your data of no service. Thats not gdpr compliant.

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Re: Presumably with superuser access

hence why using the facebook app is madness. just use the web version if you need facebook.

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Domain name sellers rub ICANN's face in sticky mess of Europe's GDPR

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Re: Turn off WHOIS

that wont work for a .com though. A .co.uk yes

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anyone can do it. I can see facebook google icann etc all getting hit on the 25th May.

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What's up with that ZX Spectrum reboot? Still no console

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Re: Really?

playground squabbles? I preferred bak 2 skool than skool daze.

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It's true – it really is grim up north, thanks to Virgin Media. ISP fined for Carlisle cable chaos

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Re: Marketing

i pay 32.99 a month for 100Mb and a phone line. No TV and im a grandfathered contract from Smallworld cable when they were bought by Virgin a few years back.

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America's forgotten space station and a mission tinged with urine, we salute you

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does your phone still work after being pissed on? Have you tried?

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Surface Hub 2: Microsoft's pricey whiteboard gets a sequel

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Re: PiWall?

there are just as many other options. Just look at interactive kit in schools, they need to be robust and work forever.

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Re: hefty, hefty indeed

there is no indication the customers paid full price. The same goes for high end demonstration Smart kit when they released their amazing expensive panels. I know of a few demonstration schools who got very good prices to 'upgrade'.

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Oh, great, now there's a SECOND remote Rowhammer exploit

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enterprise and probably SME should have switches configured to avoid these scenarios anyway. plus, qos is usually configured a little better (or disabled).

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Android devs prepare to hit pause on ads amid Google GDPR chaos

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facebook have already said keep using facebook and you consent. Im sure they will be one of the first to be reported come the end of May.

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Re: "but warned it couldn't actually be tested until after GDPR was in place"

which puts them into the 4% revenue (not profit) fine as they havent bothered to comply. That will be amusing.

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Zero arrests, 2 correct matches, no criminals: London cops' facial recog tech slammed

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reminds me of my old maestro mg. not so much a fuel shut off valve but a fuel pump shut off relay. it was wire to the front fog light (which was in turn deactivated as i never used them).

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Apple MacBook butterfly keyboards 'defective', 'prone to fail' – lawsuit

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Re: Quote of the year...

Dear Register,

We cannnnnnot find a problemwiththeeeeee keyboards.

Apple.

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Africa's internet body in full-blown meltdown: 'None of the above' wins board protest vote

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Re: Democracy

i have a feeling there was no error trapping by AFRINIC on their thinking

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Cisco cancels all YouTube ads, then conceals cancellation

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surely anyone who has an interest in cisco would be blocking adverts anyway.

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US border cops told not to search seized devices just for the hell of it

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Re: An important decision for all US citizens

we might get locked up if we dont reveal a password but we weren't allowed to seize the kit in the first place without a magistrate order. Or in case of airport seizure a decent reason. I cant think of a newsworthy article that had someone in the UK locked up for a completely random seizure of kit in a UK airport.

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they usually are. watch border patrol etc, no end of idiots trying to smuggle things, dodge warrants, avoid immigration etc.

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The Sun will blow up into a huge, glowing bubble of gas during its death

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Re: Frankie Mouse

no, all the dolphins will have left.

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Re: Star-lifting

just buy a 7a fuel scoop. those things scoop quite quickly. That being said, if the sun white dwarfs then you can supercharge your fsd a little then.

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since im a flat earther, im worried about the turtle and elephants. Will the great a'tuin be warned in advance to swim us away?

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Re: Forestry

surely there can be only one?

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Virgin Media to chop 800 jobs in Wales call centre

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Re: Cost of living?

slough will be more expensive than swansea.

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Microsoft's latest Windows 10 update downs Chrome, Cortana

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Re: Try Linux. - Or DON'T! (My love/hate Linux rant.)

thing is, windows 10 doesnt have to be shite. windows server 2016 is quite bearable and doesnt have all the fucking tripe 10 has. The exact same with vista, server 2008 was fine, no problems with 2008 at all.

if games ran properly on server editions then it would be worth ponying up for server.....

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HP Ink to compensate punters for bricking third-party ink cartridges

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Re: Customer experience

or just start with the CIS or cheap ink and work backwards to a printer.

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Re: Canon run a different con

use bulk ink tanks or cartridges. its so cheap to buy the raw ink bottles that it doesn't matter.

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Re: Motherf***ers. I strongly doubt this is the only HP that has done this.

epson r2400 here. ive reset the pad counter maybe a dozen times (pad bypass to printer potty) and the head is still firing. it has used resettable cartridges (filled from ink bottles) since i bought it maybe 12 years ago.

ill never buy a hp as they are a pain in the arse for bulk ink ir resetting.

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Cambridge Analytica dismantled for good? Nope: It just changed its name to Emerdata

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Re: Cambridge Anal. plugged once and for all? Maybe not

perhaps after being plugged once and for all they will need a flushing through?

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DIY device tinkerer iFixit weighs in on 15-month jail term for PC recycler

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Re: Nazi, your grammar "needs fixed"

uh oh, is this a job for an Oxford comma?

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Who needs NAND when rust never sleeps? Seagate dines out on nearline disk drive boom

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our crappy san with 18 nearline R10 2tb and 2 SSDs running as cache performs almost the same as our not as crappy 22 R10 15k 900's for our VMs.

both SANs are MD3220i running mpio to 2012r2 servers. only 9VMs but one is exchange and one an SQL server.

the NL san was half the price, even with the 2 SSDs.

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Scammers use Google Maps to skirt link-shortener crackdown

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Re: Why? Just why?

i give students long urls all the time. input them on firefly fornpermanent ones or a word doc on the shared drive for others. it stops mistakes dictating an address as they simply click on it.

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Reg man straps on Facebook's new VR goggles, feels sullied by the experience

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Re: Nice to hear an un-hypgasm-filled account

try elite dangerous in VR, it truely changes the game. Look around whilst fuel scooping or try not to vomit when supercharging in a neutron star. Even docking is substantially better in vr.

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Windows 10 April 2018 Update lands today... ish

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Re: Update

if you have windows 10 enterprise (or education) you can set both update and install times via gpo. this works well for us with wsus.

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Re: Ah cr@p

an audit expects you to install an untested major update? or do you mean you HAVE installed an untested update thus failing?

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Re: Why 90%?

10 windows 10 machines? Merlin's beard, Tom! Isn't it bad enough to consider installing one windows 10 machine? To install windows on 10 maxhines... This is all hypothetical, isn't it, Tom? All academic?

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Re: "Peer-to-peer patch distribution over the LAN"

i cant say ive ever had a problem with wsus. Sure every month i run a cleanup script but its worked well since, well, years.

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Can't log into your TSB account? Well, it's your own fault for trying

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Re: We are currently experiencing large volumes of customers

whilst not a national building society, the Cumberland is a decent one that has done us fine over the years. One things that does work is their customer service. Each branch has a manager that gets things sorted and do actually call you back or keep appointments.

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Europe fires back at ICANN's delusional plan to overhaul Whois for GDPR by next, er, year

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Re: Special process...

NOMINET didnt seem to have any issues implementing a hide-from-public-but-not-from-law agencies. Not sure why ICANN cant do the same thing.

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US sanctions on Turkey for Russia purchases could ground Brit F-35s

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Re: Who Ever Thought It A Good Idea To Buy . . .

there are many US cheap rifles that can be mucked up and fired, there are youtube channels devoted to spading mud over rifles then actually using them. The AK isnt all that, sure they can work but the ammo is iffy and moat have been rechambered. they arent particularly accurate nor reliable under continual use.

M16s are fragile when needed and dont even mention that POS the UK use. French MAS only needs to smell mud or rain and it jamz if it isnt oiled to buggery. German kit is ok but a bit fragile. As usual, use something belgian if you want to reliably murder people from a distance. Sources? Best drinking buddy was an armourer in belle vue manchester. he never shuts up about the stuff when films are on.

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Re: "nd what's the problem with an ally (*) buying a potential adversary's kit?"

someone glue gunned the range dial. Job done!

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Re: I don't know what's long with this world anymore!

thats why you send them the 'export model'. Afterall turkey are getting f35b's. The russians will fall over laughing when they take a look at those.

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UK consumer help bloke Martin Lewis is suing Facebook over fake ads

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Re: "You just won't believe why Dragon's Den was cancelled"

The ad servers are probably hosted and run from US. Most are.

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Sysadmin unplugged wrong server, ran away, hoped nobody noticed

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Re: For magical threats..

there were actually two in the north west. a lesser known site in Preston called springfields. I didn't work there but my brother did. He had a few horror stories as they had "stuff" go missing and needed to hide the fact. Awesome.

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actaully it usually goes: unplug, wheel away, fix, bring back, wonder where your cable has gone, find another and add it to the franken-mess. find random canle 6 months later.

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Re: Is this anything like your theory about brontosauruses?

we just use a ring label and trunk all the cables. dial up a number or feed a colour and clip clip done. saved my bacon many times with network and power cables.

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Re: C13/C14 is never at right angles, eh?

my server cabinets have right angle leads. it makes the cable runs MUCH neater as they all cable 45d downwards straight out of the PDU.

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