* Posts by fran 2

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Hipster horror! Slack has gone TITSUP: Total inability to support user procrastination

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Pint

Suddenly the person 2 desks down starts talking to me

Microsoft's latest Windows 10 update downs Chrome, Cortana

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Re: I don't mind about Coratana . . .

You can get the win 7 version of freecell for win10 at the winaero website

Post-Facebook fallout: Americans envy Europeans' privacy – top EU data watchdog

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Eh, the Irish got several important derogations for Lisbon II

Hawaii Live-Go! Microsoft launches Honolulu admin tool for cloud and on-prem

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Had a play with it today, so far it is pretty limited, no RSAT forstarters, and stark white interface, overall meh

Airbus ditches Microsoft, flies off to Google

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Excel

We did the switch last year, now 40% of our employees are back on Excel. Also the inability to share sub-folders/set explicit permissions on Team Drives is a joke

Facebook smartmobe app's pre-ticked privacy settings violate German data protection law

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Re: German Overbearance again

Not sure if serious or....

Another AI attack, this time against 'black box' machine learning

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“starts from a large adversarial perturbation and then seeks to reduce the perturbation while staying adversarial”.

Well, obviously

Shiver me timbers! 67cm Playmobil pirate ship sets sail for Caribbean

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Fabulous!

User asked help desk to debug a Post-it Note that survived a reboot

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Wireless mice/keyboards...Yesterday a rather snotty finance person saunters up to my desk "is there any reason why my mouse is not working?" In a passive aggressive tone

Yes, because you took the mouse from your sick colleague's desk which is not paired to your PC

Red face time

Apple Cook roasted for Chinese app takeaway

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Black Helicopters

The Senators may want to revisit the Snowden revelations....

You can't find tech staff – wah, wah, wah. Start with your ridiculous job spec

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Flame

...and don't forget to mention the execrable and idiotic "culture fit"

No, the FCC can't shut down TV stations just because Donald Trump is mad at the news

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Re: Actually

"sorry man, but most of them post here, and were brainwashed by lefty professors. they love everyone except those they hate. downvote at will commies"

The intelligence of the Alt-right for all to wonder at

Manchester plod still running 1,500 Windows XP machines

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Coat

"The remaining XP machines are still in place due to complex technical requirements from a small number of externally provided highly specialised applications,"

Freecell?

Facebook posts put Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli in prison as a danger to society

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Happy

You would need a heart of stone not to laugh

How the CIA, Comcast can snoop on your sleep patterns, sex toy usage

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Coat

You can always tell it to buzz off

Hell desk to user: 'I know you're wrong. I wrote the software. And the protocol it runs on'

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Coat

Re: HR Fail

HR, better know as Human Remains

Tanks for the memories: Building a post-Microsoft Office cloud suite

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Re: Whilst I'm no fan of Microsoft..

I just migrated our office to G Suite from MS, we ended up giving 1/3 of the users office back as a standalone as we couldn't prise Excel from some cold dead hands.

That being said, most people prefer the Team Drives over SharePoint, but the ability to share sub-folders in Teams is causing some angst among G suite users.

G suite Vault is pretty good for archiving, holding and search, though annoyingly deleted users' data is also removed from the vault.

G Suite is still quite immature compared to O365, however for SME's it is a cheaper and easier to manage offering

PC rebooted every time user flushed the toilet

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Re: A big job.

Don't take the piss

Don't click that Google Docs link! Gmail hijack mail spreads like wildfire

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Re: I got mine

I manage a G suite domain, all emails from G suite alerts to end up being classified as spam!

Sources: Misco sold to Hilco Capital, care home for the distressed

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Hilco shut down the Irish branches of HMV last January, even though they turned a small profit, they are pretty ruthless

Stop the press: Journos not happy losing jobs to journo bots, say journos

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Trollface

Re: Journalists, humm I think...

Piers Morgan is already a robot, albeit without the intelligence

GoDaddy DNS has gone diddy

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Our .eu domains are down, .com working ok, staff currently twiddling thumbs since lunch

Reimagine with us, the FT's printed virtual reality guide to Dublin

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Re: Very poor effort there , El Reg.

Indeed, the can in question is Guinness draught, it is meant to be poured into a glass. Room temperature bottled Guinness is for the real connoisseur though

Big Music goes mad for chat bots and AI

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What will Hardwell's chatbot response to "Your music is an abomination" be

Trump's plan: Tariffs on electronics, ban on skilled tech migrants, turn off the internet

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Re: yeah terrible ain't it

Why keep voting for the same old same old? 40 years of neo-liberalism and all the masses can do is whine about some nebulous "elite" the same elite they keep putting back in power

Oh God, here comes the artificially intelligent boss bot – look busy!

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I'd be interested in the BOFH's opinion on this!

Ireland's govt IT: Recession and job cuts forced us to adapt

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Re: Hmmm...

Most IT jobs are in Dublin, but Limerick is a sizeable enough city by Irish standards, so there should be opportunities, Shannon is a 15 minute drive from there, it is a "new town" and to be frank pretty boring, but the Airport is well served and the industrial zone around there has plenty of jobs going.

You are also within a fairly short drive of Cork, Kerry and Galway, and some of the beautiful Atlantic coast. chech out monster.ie eolas.ie and computerjobs.ie for vacancies

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Re: Hmmm...

Not in the public sector at the moment, however in the private sector there are a huge amount of both established and start-up companies requiring skills across the IT board, in all sectors, a quick look at monster.ie will show you how many positions are available. I put my CV out on various recruitment sites at the weekend and have already been asked to attend 4 interviews.

On the down side property in Dublin is at a premium and rents very expensive

Boffins decipher manual for 2,000-year-old Ancient Greek computer

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Re: Does it start with

Don't forget Asterix, he held out against the Romans

How to not get pwned on Windows: Don't run any virtual machines, open any web pages, Office docs, hyperlinks ...

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Re: Happy Tuesday!

Or wait a week and watch the early adopters wail on the various MS forums that the updates borked their servers

Ransomware now using disk-level encryption

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Re: Always a fool

Mine too, hundreds and hundreds of them

Google UK coughs up £130m back taxes. Is it enough?

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Re: it is deficiencies in the tax laws

El Reg, you need a tinfoil hat icon

The Police Chief's photo library mixed business, pleasure and flesh

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Facepalm

had a call to reset a locked out user account:

"I have forgotten my username"

Me: "ok, your username is X and the password will be the same, you will be prompted to change it at login"

5 Minutes later, another call: "I'm still locked out"

Another rested

"I am still locked out"

Eventually discovered user was typing in "the same" for the password

Merry Christmas all us on call support gnomes!

Why has the web gone to hell? Market chaos and HUMAN NATURE

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Re: "teenagers hogging the phone line "

TL:DR

CIA rendition jet was waiting in Europe to SNATCH SNOWDEN

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Meh

Re: Groundless conjecture.

"Snowjob"

Please use grown up language

Did a bunch of bankers fax a stranger's sensitive privates to YOU?

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I got a fax from an african prince once

Rejoice! Sysadmin day is... TODAY. Now get in here and win free stuff

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Happy

Re: SysUNadmin day

Lighten up man

Rest your head against a train window, hear VOICES in your SKULL

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Unless it is by the HR department

NASA chief: Earth is DOOMED if we spot a big asteroid at short notice

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Re: Obama's goals

If you're gonna troll at least try some wit and originality

Lights, camera, infection: HACKERS get Bollywood makeover

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titled Mickey Virus....

Lost in translation

'Facebook is completely undreamt of even by the worst spying nation'

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Another

Can you reset my password?" yes your username is ABC, password is the same". Several lockouts later, discovered user had been entering "thesame"

Google AND Yahoo! hijacked in Ireland after domain namespace grab

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Trollface

Many in work here phoned my IT desk saying the internet wasn't working, after the 5th call we asked them "had they typed google into google" ( With apologies to the IT crowd)

Well kept us amused anyway

Oregon farmer devoured by own hogs

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Boffin

Brings a whole new meaning to "long pork"

Anti-piracy lawyers' email database leaked after hack

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sky users more likely to be porno pirates?

According to Sky

Sky Broadband, part of Rupert Murdoch's pay-TV group BSkyB, said it believed the leaked data included the names and addresses of about 4,000 Sky customers

Twitter topples over

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WTF?

can someone translate please

"the failed enhancement of a new approach to timeline caching"

Adobe CTO paints Steve Jobs as Big Brother

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tedious

Nothing worse than 2 CEO's in a public willy-waving contest

Police cuff 70 eBay fraud suspects

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FAIL

what

class of an idiot buys an aircraft from ebay

SNCF website announces major train disaster

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Badgers

Alex jones

Never heard of the chap, just spent a while entertained by some very strange posts on infowar!

Lethic botnet knocked out by security researchers

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Badgers

who

Are the idiots who reply to spam and make it worthwhile, has anyone ever met one?

US state bars sex offenders from 'social networking sites'

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FAIL

whew

I feel so much safer now

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