* Posts by Danny 14

3118 posts • joined 15 Jun 2009

Deadly Tesla smash probe: No recall needed, says Uncle Sam

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Whilst the manuals state that, what did the salesman state?

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BT installs phone 'spam filter', says it'll strain out mass cold-callers

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Re: "huge computing power"

TPS is good but a lot of calls are number withheld crap or foreign autodialers. These days i simply let the phone run out of charge and ignore it. It is only there beacuse the broadband was cheaper with hte phone than without it (virgin)

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Re: A Typical Scam Call I Get

I used to hand the phone to my 3 yo. She thought everyone on the phone was nan, the day would get recited then the phone put in the dolls house so dolly could talk to nan.

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Putting the 'Port' in Portal: Old-school fan brings game to Apple II

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Re: Assume the party escort submission position

Ok

http://imgur.com/a/OJ1lm

(The cake is NOT a lie)

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Ransomware sleazeballs target UK schools

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Or just look on the website where there is usually an email address. Or just headmaster@schooladdress.sch.uk

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The Register's Top 20 Most-Commented Stories in 2016

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Re: Difficult to understand how the M$ Win10 clusterfuck didn't affect more people...???

Weirdly ive seen terminals in shops running 2008 server. Waterstones (last week in trafford centre) had a machine (not running terminal services either) that had a 2008 server machine. Surprised me at time. Ive also seen xp all over the place. Build a bear window signs had updates balloons obscuring the bottom corner of their displays (w7).

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Folders return to Windows 10's Start Thing

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Re: Does anyone even use the Win 10 start mess?

It took some wrangling but since anniversary edition you can control the start menu AND pinned taskbar with GPOs now. Quite palatable. Plus if you have enterprise you can stop all the extra shite being installed after updates too.

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Re: Can you imagine Windows 95 going at the speed of today's hardware?

I remember going from 98 to 2k and marvelling at the lack of crashes. I also remember server 2k being utter lightyears better than nt4. XP was even better and 2003 was brilliant. Then came vista (although server 2008 was fine)

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Virgin America mid-flight panic after moron sets phone Wi-Fi hotspot to 'Samsung Galaxy Note 7'

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Re: Two things

Thing is though, pilots have a duty of care and there was a possibility of a banned item. Pretty much the only thing you can do in the air is divert and hope it doesnt go wrong. The pilot in this case did the wisest course of action: investigate. He obviously knew note 7s werent ticking timebombs and probably had a thought that hotspot name isnt always device name.

TBH i would rather have been on this virgin flight where the matter was dealt with sensibly rather than (say) a Delta flight.

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Re: So

I wouldnt choose any word in arabic either.

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Sexbots could ‘over-exert’ their human lovers, academic warns

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left, down, rotate sixty-two degrees, engage rotor

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Re: I'm waiting for ....

They have them already. We call them taxis round here.

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London's Winter Wonderland URGENTLY seeks Windows 10 desk support

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Re: I'd be willing to give it a go

Sounds cheap for someone who could fix W10.

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Re: Just...

Its not their fault. Last year it was all working just fine on windows 7. They shut everything down after christmas and all was well. This year they booted up server 2012r2 and it came back up. Lots of updates but all fine.

Windows 7 booted up to an odd strange looking OS. "Bob, I thought you clicked NO to that upgrade?"

"Thats right! I closed the upgrade screen"

"Fucking hell Bob what have you done! Youve killed Santas PC"

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TalkTalk hacker gets iPhone taken away by Norwich Youth Court

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zen - good, not budget

talktalk - bad, budget

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Trump's 140 characters on F-35 wipes $2bn off Lockheed Martin

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Re: Collect Data Points Until A Statistically Significant Result Is Achieved

it doesn't mean that he actually types and transmits the tweet. Perhaps his trusted meek mild mannered aide/mistress does it for him....

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Ransomware scum offer free decryption if you infect two mates

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Re: So...

again, reading fail. The TWO OTHERS NEED TO PAY UP before you get your free key.

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Re: @MyBackDoor

you can host the backups on the system and leave the backup drive plugged in all the time. Simply have an account that does the backups and DENY the "normal" logged in users (and administrators so you don't have $ shares being an issue) access to the drive. If it is a NAS then again have a dedicated backup account that can access the share and no one else. Then use backup software that has user credentials as the backup user and away you go (I use EASUS as it has worked for backup and restore for me)

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Botched Microsoft update knocks Windows 8, 10 PCs offline – regardless of ISP

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Re: The fix is

Perhaps the genius 2000 cards have drivers that work too. Try getting a fresh pair of terminators from the terminator robot too.

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Re: Oh goody

Unless he meant using the fixed ip for his PC (part of a /29?)i.e. no NAT. Shudder.

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Re: Only Britain? Short answer: No.

Thats funny. Our W10 LTSB digital signs arent even on the network and they seem to cope just fine.

Pedantic yes. We havent been hit by this bug on or network pcs but we do use 2k12r2 dhcp servers so perhaps they didnt bork their own DHCP. We use fast boot too. Our normal users cant change any network settings.

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The Dread Server BlackBerry Enterprise is no more

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Re: "so. 'Ethics training', yes, but allegedly they had to put everyone through that "

The trick to BES was to give the management android phones with full access to their exchange mail and calendar. Then you didnt need BES or blackberry.

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Fitbit picks up Pebble, throws Pebble as far as it can into the sea

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Re: No support or warranties, threat of it turning into a dumbwatch

section 75 gives you far more than 1 year, it gives you a reasonable amount of time (general thinking is up to 5 years but some things such as well built washing machines from good german manufacturers) can be expected to last longer. but after 1 year you need to prove that the fault was inherent at manufacture. This can be quite easy if it is a known problem but harder if it simply packs up after a couple of years. The great thing is, you only need a part payment on credit card too not even the full payment.

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Jeremy Hunt: Telcos must block teens from sexting each other

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Re: What planet do these people live on?

There have been a few independents that have stood out.

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Oh dear, Microsoft: UK.gov signs deal with LibreOffice

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Re: WTF is that picture?

Outlook is the sole reason we use office (it is just as cheap to license outlook for us as it is office). Our WinOS, CALS and office are bundled together as part of our core desktop license bundle (office is effectively free when we do this).

If it wasn't for the reliance on outlook then we would be down the road too - I at least have LO installed alongside as the DEFAULT in hopes that people will use it more. Unfortunately I haven't found a way around outlook (without resorting to individual email, communicator/lync/skype, task, calendar apps)

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100k+ petition: MPs must consider debating Snoopers' Charter again

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Re: Well...

or mandated DPI and retention. Perhaps those who are obfuscating will go into a "look more deeply" pile.

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Re: Oh dear

Shit. Ben Dover, Mike Hunt was on that list too. And Phil MacCrackin.

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Three certainties in life: Death, taxes and the speed of light – wait no, maybe not that last one

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Re: peer-reviewable and repeatable experiment proposal @ST

but that wouldn't work as you wont build a time machine in the future to give to your past self. The paradox wouldn't correct.

However, if you FOUND the plans to a time machine, don't forget to put the plans there in the past.

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Re: FTLparticles

light can be "stopped" in 0k rubidium condensate (well, held in an excited state). That being said, your hand would also have issues in the same.

superluminal effects can only be observed and it is probably the observations that are incorrect (incorrect as in there are ways to explain why they appear to be superluminal). Ironically, one of the effects is the expansion of space itself, some objects are moving away from us as at an observable "greater than c"

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Re: Rats...

not really, it depends on what you mean by FTL. If it means that you set off at point A and got to point B before a beam of light from point A got to point B then you have travelled effectively FTL but that doesn't mean you went from point A to point B via the same course as the beam of light.

You still cant travel faster than light in a straight line but there are no real boundaries on (say) the theory of folding or wormhole or extradimensional rifts. By their nature these are outside our current laws and understandings.

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Re: today tomorrow

or perhaps our current "vacuum" isn't a vacuum at all, perhaps it has something that we haven't detected yet, but this "something" was more/less abundant previously. Thus in the same way light is altered by the refractive index, this "something" also has a refractive index that is negative to our eyes (or rather our definition of a vacuum being 1 is wrong)

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Airbus flies new plane for the first time

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Re: First Flight Challenges

The X15 gets my nod for fearless test pilots. The whole shebang could have blown at any second, it leaked, the avionics were naff, the ejector seat was "probably work up to a speed, after that better to be blown up". It had 3 control systems depending on your speed, each with a different joystick and "throttle" and "forward" headrest for deceleration! More over, many of its pilots instantly qualified as astronauts based on height achieved. It still holds the record for fastest manned powered aircraft.

remarkable little spaceplane.

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No spoilers! Norway won't tell Snowden if US will snatch him on a visit

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Re: Correction: Advanced?

or was it advanced weather? Perhaps they can only give judgement when the forecasts are given?

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That would look like a proper checkpoint Charlie exchange. I don't want to google and spoil the image in my head of a band playing on the Normway side of a bridge with some large BMWs on the Russianside of the bridge. Snowden picking up a package in the middle whilst a few plain dressed people (talking into their lapels) sit in plain looking SUVs watch on (from the Norway side).

Ok, so I watched bridge of spies the other week....

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San Francisco's sinking luxury Millennium Tower: Tilt spotted FROM SPACE

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Re: Timber!

surely that would be a million to one chance.

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Geo-boffins say 'quake lifted bits of New Zealand by 8 metres, moved at 3km/second

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Whilst of comedic value, Ryanair might only be the national express of the sky but I paid the same this year (for 2017 summer) as i did for the last 4 years to go to gran canaria. Their prices have remained pretty much the same (book early, dont care about boarding or seat booking extras and take 1 small case).

Their flights from prestwick are on time and i expect them to be spartan. The only extra i pay is the CC charge for section 75.....

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Microsoft's cmd.exe deposed by PowerShell in Windows 10 preview

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Re: But muh scripts!

I too use simple batch files in GPOs to do simple tasks in startup /logon. The overhead in powershell wouldnt be unnoticed.

Not a good move.

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Gone in 70 seconds: Holding Enter key can smash through defense

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Re: The rest of the disk is still encrypted

Library machines tend to be more useful when people have physical access to them.

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UK NHS 850k Reply-all email fail: State health service blames Accenture

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Re: The usual suspects

Plus not having a sensible max recipients on the email server was a massive fail.

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Just add a mail rule with the subject until it blows over.

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Panicked WH Smith kills website to stop sales of how-to terrorism manuals

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[Redacted] is a much better book. It concerns the onteraction of [redacted] with [redacted] yielding far greater results. Since supermarkets sell [redacted] and building merchants ask no questions about [redacted] you can be on your merry way in no time.

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Re: What's the thinking?

Since the lizard GCHQ overlords OWN duckduckgo then why go to the bother?

Mobile post wont let me put tinfoil icon :(

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Re: Sites?

My daughter's school chemistry book has revision on the nitrification of benzene. It warns to keep the temperature low otherwise it makes TNT! Obvious terrorist training!

BAN CHEMISTRY! THINK OF THE CHILDREN!

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The Reg seeks online community manager

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I hate twitter, facebook and linkedin. Can i have the job?

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Ireland to fight against billing Apple for back-taxes

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Nope. They couldnt afford to k9ve back to the pund. They only reason they make money is due to these tax deals being useful to large EU trading corporations.

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How could things get worse for Samsung? Glad you asked

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Re: Exploding Washing Machines

Up until 2014 samsung made LOADS of things that explode through their weapons manufacturing samsung techwin arm. They sold that division to Hanwha though.

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Unstoppable Huawei draws level with Apple

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Re: There are no constants in this world.

New toblerone looks stupid with all those gaps.

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El Paso city bungs $3.2m to email crooks pretending to be bosses

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Re: I've got this plan for a bridge in London ...

I thought the millennium bridge had been built?

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Re: .

Your account number is similiar to mine! 58008618

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World-leading heart hospital 'very, very lucky' to dodge ransomware hit

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Re: Prepare

Im guessing that you have health insurance because your insurance comapnies have a good hold in your government system. We still have a tiny bit of sanity left in ours.

For how long I cannot say :(

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