* Posts by Danny 14

3368 posts • joined 15 Jun 2009

OnePlus 5 x T + five short months = Some p*ssed off fanboys

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Re: What I don't get is why people spend £500+

im still running a note3 with a new battery and 128gb card. i get my updates via flashing a new rom. pretty painless and i only beed to reinstall whn i move up major revisions.

the kids use a pair of s2's as mp3/media players (they even have hdmi charging cables too)

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What will £450k buy you? A new CEO at Softcat

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softcat customer here. not always the cheapest (fuck me their cables have a zero on them) but delivery is good and most stock decent. customer service has always been very good.

certainly one of the main companies i use. used to use probrand a lot until they moved to their new website a few years ago. the new website was awful to search.

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Stop your moaning, says maker of buggy Bluetooth sex toy

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Re: Why STORE the audio?

and why not encrypt it so only the app can use it?

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KRACK whacked, media playback holes packed, other bugs go splat in Android patch pact

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Re: Easy upgrade

or just root your phone and install firmware that is both patched and bloat free.

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Subsidy-guzzling Tesla's Model 3 volumes a huge problem – Wall St man

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Re: For people my age

certainly a visionary. looking back, his ideas would have flouriahed with better tech and modern marketing.

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Wheels are literally falling off the MoD thanks to lack of cash

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Re: " So why is Foxhound built by US based General Dynamics ("

just look at what the locals use. toyotas. they can mount all sorts of kit on the back, spares are cheap and they dont kind sand.

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Re: It's great to know the price of everything ...

i bet theyd still save money of they said ditch the f35 ditch the carrier and buy a pocket carrier and f18s from the US.

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Car insurers recoil in horror from paying auto autos' speeding fines

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Re: If I am not driving, then I am not responsible for failure to follow road rules.

it will be the registered owners responsibility to keep the vehicle roadworthy. defect notices will be sent and fined to the owner.

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Re: Try a sensible design?

the insurer will end up paying the fine. your premium will include a fee to do so. no different from the legal fee coverage part of some policies.

cant see the hoohaa insurers are making. any extras they are mandated to do will simply cost us more on our premiums :(

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Re: Daft idea

"So I'm liable for my Volkswagon exceeding CO2 emissions"

unfortunately yes. if vosa pull you over, test your car, find it non compliant then the driver is fined and handed a defect notice. as wrong as this is (as the car was bought new and serviced in good faith).

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Re: Hacking the Law

hopefully by taking pictures and automatically uploading them to tailgatingwankers.com

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Licensing rejig and standard price rises set for Windows Server 2016

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Re: Help !

you currently have 3x physocal servers and i guess 3x datacentre licences.

ws2016 will mean you will need 6x datacentre licenses (minimum 2x per server).

Congratulations your costs have doubled.

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we are/were 100% MS. But when the pricing news for 2016 first broke we decided to look elsewhere. Cloud is no use to us. This year we started transitioning away. First was the majority of non aspx web server. now we are migrating SQL.

Next will be email and once email has gone then Office goes too. we anticipate a single MS webserver for aspx. So from 10 datacentre, sql and exchange to 4x 2016 (twin host) std licenses.

full linux in 5 years desktop and backend. We wont be the only ones doing this.

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the article doesnt say thay you can buy core top up packs. you dont need to buy full fat server licences to top up more than 16 cores. the core packs are cheaper than full licences (that core with 8 cores each)

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Why are we disappointed with the best streaming media box on the market?

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Re: Which country?

kodi is great for local content but unless you have a windows box and a breakout script then you cant watxh netflix, amazon, iplayer etc.

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NHS could have 'fended off' WannaCry by taking 'simple steps' – report

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Re: What went right elsewhere?

probably quite well without the huge pork barrel defence budget.

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Re: Easy to mitigate

then you find oncology devices that cost millions and only work on XP. or BMS systems that only work on Win2k (yep! Preston hospital im looking at you) granted the BMS was VLan'd and not routed. the best you can do is vlan or partition off on a private physical network.

in an ideal world everthing will be patched and upgraded. in the NHS the funds arent there or worse still contracted out so you arent allowed to touch it.

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Re: Tony Blair

i find it cute he thinks the NHS is one homogeneous network with a clear chain of management.

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Equifax's malvertising scare, Chromebook TPM RSA key panic, Cuban embassy sonic weapon heard at last – and more

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Re: SMPS

dodgy emergency lighting inverters too. we had a noisy inverter in the ceiling that threw out a lot of emf once.

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How much for that Belkin cable? Margin of 1,992%?

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Re: How much for that Belkin cable?

is it a one off or multiple purchases? i know I've couriered things before that cost more to courier than buy (it was an emergency)

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Blade Runner 2049 review: Scott's vision versus Villeneuve's skill

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Re: Another awful reboot like Prometheus...

i watched the my little pony movie this afternoon with my 4 and 8 year old. it was much better than the last equestria girls one. perhaps that will be up your street?

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Re: This could make me visit the cinema

so 10 years away for the final cut to be released?

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Microsoft silently fixes security holes in Windows 10 – dumps Win 7, 8 out in the cold

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Re: Bit rich!!!! (but at no cost)

and of course other linux based systems exist.

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El Reg is hiring an intern. Apply now before it closes

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Re: USB-C -> iSCSI

the sofa trick is all fun and games till you find the used condoms.

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Danny 14
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the access means it is your job to ensure it has water in it.thats also why you have access to the petty cash, to make sure people have coffee and beer.

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Re: the chance to read BOFH before we publish it

yeah but can to make decent coffee? how is your punkawalla skills in the summer? what is you attitude to being blamed for absolutely everything? can you take all th cold sales calls and fob them off?

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You forgot that you hired me and now you're saying it's my fault?

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Re: Had this from the IT tech side before

you can buy core packs which are cheaper than full versions. it isnt crazy expensive for 2016. Datacenter 2016 also comes with different features now (storage and stretch cluster options)

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Re: You were doing so well...

you forgot the:

me. can i have the guest wifi to demonstrate the software.

they. sorry we dont have guest wifi.

me. you do realise it is SAAS with a stub install for hardware connectivity to your presses?

they. yes, we read the specs you sent along with the requirements. dont you have a 4g dongle?

me. sigh, yes but here in the highlands you dont seem to use mobile phones judging by the signal on my EE or Three or O2 dongles.

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Manchester plod still running 1,500 Windows XP machines

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Re: RE: complex technical requirements

VB6 works fine in w7 and w10 you register the OCX manually.

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Re: XP? That's nothing, here, hold my motherboard ...

i worked at a school with a boiler system running on NT4. it would have needed a full boiler refit. due to needing a parallel port dongle it wasnt VMd. there were 3 cold clones of the system when i left just in case 1 failed....

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Re: There's a bank in Manchester

XP CE no doubt- a fairly different beast. it only finished distribution this year and is being supported for a while yet.

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Re: I still have two XP instances

ref the XP VM thing. XP is fine on a VM as there was nothing prohibiting you from doing so, any old sticker was transferable to VM and the 90 day transfer rule was also acceptable.

Windows 7 on the otherhand is a fucking nightmare to license on VM. it is cheaper to use server. you cant use a desktop license as it is prohibited. you need specialists to get you licensed.

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Re: I still have two XP instances

we have 20 laptops with xp on them. they have usb access but no network drivers and word 2010 with spellcheck disabled. we use them for exam 'scribe' laptops and have no need to install anything else as they work.

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Sexploitation gang thrown in clink for 171 years after 'hunting' kids online and luring them in front of webcams

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Re: interesting how they got their material

this is done in school. BBC have good videos and educational kit. the plod also have a digital unit that go to schools. my two said it was ok too.

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Re: The fiends

i thought linux had webcams and browsers? my kids laptops have linux and webcams. not sure i get your w10 comment.....

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123-Reg customers outraged at automatic .UK domain registration

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i would beacuse that invoice wont be for 0.00 in two years.

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Danny 14
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not really. that stull doesnt clear how they trawled the data for a separate product that you have been signed up for.

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Danny 14
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Re: Little to do with automatic renewal

tsohost has done the same as i got an email too. i could opt out though before an october deadline (which i have done)

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US government sued by 11 pissed-off travellers over computer searches

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oh i can see that sim in your sock being laughed at as ajoke by border agents. you'll be fine if they find that in sure.

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The new, new Psion is getting near production. Here's what it looks like

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Re: Put a small screen and a numeric keypad on the front...

it didnt understand my melodic scottish barritone.

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Danny 14
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large screen phones can get various bluetooth keyboards built into covers or cases. it is annoying charging two devices but the concept does work.obviously this means android not pure Linux , but that also means it works and works now. ive seen covers for galaxy notes that have keyboards and extended batteries. notes have sd slots, lte, hdmi, usb3 and unlocked bootloaders for putting whatever you want.

the market is there but im not sure about mainstream adoption. it is very rare that i dont have a case or bag with me if i need a device with qwertt size real keyboard and OS. I just use my dell 10" venue pro with keyboard.

speaking of which you can get smaller venue pros with hard keyboard cases too.

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Pack up, go home to your family: Google Drive is flipping out

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Re: Just A Reminder

i was scoffed at by senior management for keeping our data onsite where i have 2 insependent backups and a resilient hot storage all in separate buildings. but we wouldnt need this expensive infrastructure in rhe cloud they said. one day there was an outage of internet on our primary 100mb line. the backup wireless is only 10mb and our cloud apps were slow enough to show mgmnt the error of their thoughts. never mind an outage of the actual provider.....

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Three challenges UK watchdog to a duel over mobile spectrum rules

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Re: The One Plan

they have changed t&c now so lots of people must have complained. the all-you-can-eat can tether 30gb now. other packages can tether the headline rate.

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good for you. one size doesnt fit all. i on the otherhand watch netflix on my way to work (hour on the train) and three fits perfectly for me as they dont charge extra for netflix traffic. 3G is fine most of the time as only SD is free.

choices are better for everyone so the auction cap seems like a decent idea in principle.

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Western Digital has cloudified the NAS and shoved it in a trendy box

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Re: Deja Vu

+1 for the synology. using a pair of rs815+ here as cheap backup storage. they work well enough and iscsi has been very stable.

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Mazda and Toyota join forces on Linux-based connected car platform

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PAYG MiFi, best investment ive ever made. that along with a pair of USB charging ports and we are gravy. before the roaming changes this year we used to run a three sim too which worked abroad in europe, didnt hear a peep from the kids on long journeys.

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Private sub captain changes story, now says reporter died, was 'buried at sea' – torso found

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Re: you're dead wrong

yeah seems so. thats a lot of dismembering in 3 hours. they found blood on the walls of the sub too.

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Re: Occam's Razor

Or she didn't like the look of his torpedo so he made her walk the plank instead.

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Re: You can't change your story like that

Well that much is obvious. Even for a lawyer it is quite difficult to show that your client was confused:

"Dropped her off in port?" "No sorry I meant dropped her overboard at sea after she died".

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I imagine the police said, "we found a body and it is being identified, cough now and you get a lesser sentence, cough later and we nail you for more" It is true they found a body and they didn't have to say they found a dismembered body.

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