* Posts by Steven 1

88 posts • joined 22 Jun 2009

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Fasthosts' week to forget: 4-day virtual server summer bummer

Steven 1

If they're that shit, maybe move them to a different provider?

Poor service provided = vote with your 1's and 0's and move them elsewhere.

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That minutes-long power glitch? It's going to cost British Airways £80m, IAG investors told

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Facepalm

Oh dear, how sad

Said nobody.

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Boeing preps pilotless passenger flights – once it has solved the Sully problem, of course

Steven 1
Trollface

Re: Emergancy action is the problem.

"those not even willing to give a pseudonym" - says the Anonymous Coward

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Steven 1

Re: The industry is also facing a severe shortage of pilots

Not sure you gave much thought to that before you hit submit.

There's a reason large aircraft have more than one engine, even at MTOW losing an engine shouldn’t compromise the ability to get airborne in a controlled manner and level off at a safe altitude.

Notwithstanding an uncontained failure, in which case it somewhat depends on what the hot spinning bits hit when they depart the engine case – kinetic energy being a cruel mistress and all that. Hydraulic lines and passengers don’t take kindly to being hit with fragments of compressor disc.

FWIW people caught flying drones in controlled airspace should be hung from the nearest bridge.

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BT considers scrapping 'gold-plated' pensions in bid to plug £14bn deficit

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Re: Never bothered with a pension...

Steady, I'd rather live with the social stigma of being a drug peddling, gun-running pimp than a politician.

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LastPass now supports 2FA auth, completely undermines 2FA auth

Steven 1

Re: "an arbitrary subset"

Back in the day to change your password on Santander's site you'd have to enter your existing password all in upper case for it to accept it. Even though my actual password was upper and lowercase.

Very worrying. I ceased having anything to do with them shortly after pointing that out and them not realising the significance of the problem. No idea if that's still a 'feature'.

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Train station's giant screens showed web smut at peak hour

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Coat

Toot toot!

Said Thomas as he shunted Henrietta roughly from behind....

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Redmond's on fire, your 365 is terrified: Microsoft email outage en masse

Steven 1
Windows

Mrs Live Account

Mrs freetard Live account is screwed but the office corporate subscription seems fine and dandy... still Cloud - whatever....

Oh how I yearn for the day of eseutil and isinteg...

*sigh*

:(

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Who's behind the Kodi TV streaming stick crackdown?

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Pirate

Games Up

The Genie is out of the bottle for the content providers and he's not too keen on getting back in again - games up, they need to accept the rules have changed and adapt rather than try and stiffle the alternatives.

People will generally pay a modest subscription rather than use a moody alternative but most people I know who have a Sky/Virgin sub aren't happy with the cost and are fed up with the drip drip price increases, invariably at some point these people will look for alternatives when either they just cant justify the subs or realise the alternatives are there.

Granted they'll always be a certain number of freetards who wouldn't pay for it out of principle if they could get away with it but I'd wager that's a very small minority.

Anyone in the industry who thinks they'll be on the winning side with this strategy should look at TPB. How's that blocking working out for you?

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IT team sent dirt file to Police as they all bailed from abusive workplace

Steven 1

Re: Not a great surprise

Thanks for your replies Trigger, will take a look at them.

Place I've been at has had a change of senior management in the last 12 months and the new SVP is a full on sociopath, coupled with a recent change in HR..... sorry "People Strategy" we've got a clown that wants to make a name for himself and has already put himself about a bit.

Suffice to say the first tasty role that comes along you won't see me for dust but having someone in your corner probably isn't a bad idea and the cost is relatively trivial in the grand scheme of things.

Thanks!

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Steven 1

Re: Not a great surprise

Any suggestions on a good Union to join for an IT type? Asking for a friend....

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Laser surgery ignites internal methane, burns patient down there

Steven 1
Flame

"vaginal methane" - there were two words I didn't expect to find next to each other when I set off for work this morning!!

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Straight outta Staines: Attenda has finally been sold... to US biz Ensono

Steven 1
Coat

Re: Do you mean?

Seaman Staines?

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Samsung's million-IOPS, 6.4TB, 51Gb/s SSD is ... well, quite something

Steven 1
Coat

Just given me a semi...

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UK IT consultant subject to insane sex ban order mounts legal challenge

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Alert

Re: "He was found not guilty, therefore he is innocent"

"This comes across as the plod being rather vindictive."

Be under no illusion, if the Police charge you and you go to court and are found not guilty, in their eyes you're just one who got away, if they get the chance to punish you in the future you'll be the first person in their cross-hairs.

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If we can't find a working SCSI cable, the company will close tomorrow

Steven 1

Re: Been there, done that

Also been there, done that, just replace Compaq for IBM!!

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Lonely bloke in chem suit fuels Mars orbiter

Steven 1
Mushroom

Re: Better yet,

"supplementing an out-of-the-envelope aerobraking maneuver with an unscheduled lithobraking maneuver"

Yeah I've done that on KSP as well, poor Jeb, he's still up there :o(

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What's it like to work for a genius and Olympic archer who's mates with Richard Branson?

Steven 1

"apparently now a fugitive from justice"

What was Julian like to work with?

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Get 'em out for the... readers: The Sun scraps its online paywall

Steven 1

Re: Phone Hacking ... Hilsborough ...

Indeed.

I'm sure I'm not alone in the fact I wouldn't use that shit rag to wipe my arse with!!

Been a while since I was last in Liverpool but is it still a case that no newsagents would sell it?

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New Horizons: Pluto? Been there, done that – now for something 6.4 billion km away

Steven 1
Alien

I for one.....

...welcome our new 2014 MU69 dwelling overlords!

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Spaniard trousers €60,000 bank error, proceeds directly to jail

Steven 1
Pirate

Re: If I remember correctly

"Of course you can have the money back, once the bond matures in 5 years I'll gladly transfer back the original capital to you..."

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Pluto revealed as KING of the Kuiper belt

Steven 1
Coat

IAU broke the mnemonic....

My Vicar Eats My Jam Sandwiches Under Neverending Protest!

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Goodbye Vulcan: Blighty's nuclear bomber retires for the last time

Steven 1

Vulcan 607

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vulcan-607-Rowland-White/dp/0552152293

Well worth a read.

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NetApp consciously uncouples from 500+ staff

Steven 1
WTF?

"Our focus is on operationalising our strategy to take full advantage of the opportunity in front of us."

Wow. Just wow.

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ALIENS ARE COMING: Chief NASA boffin in shock warning

Steven 1

Re: May I bethe first

+1

Not enough 'new overlord' references these days...

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VMware planning 'biggest launch' on Feb 2

Steven 1

Re: Biggest launch event?

The vSphere Web Client is the proverbial bulldog chewing a wasp of an app – its utterly hideous – every time I have to use it a little piece of my soul is eroded.

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Philae healthier... beams CHEESE: Proud ESA shows off FIRST COMET SURFACE PIC

Steven 1

Re: More photos kept back >-(

To be fair sometimes BT struggle to provide me 26 Kbps over a few miles, to do it over 300M miles is quite an effort!

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Watchdog puts UK gov IT on RED alert. Yes, that's a bad thing

Steven 1
Coat

Watchdog puts UK gov IT on RED alert

Did they change the bulb?

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UK's pirate-nagging VCAP scheme WON'T have penalties – report

Steven 1
Pirate

Remember Kids

Home taping is killing music!

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SpaceX Falcon tests HOVERCRAFT tech – despite ISS outage

Steven 1
Alert

Re: At last!

And if it has fins it absolutely has to have LASERS!!!

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Middle England's allotments become metric battlefield

Steven 1
Mushroom

I really do hate the Daily Mail with a fucking passion.

That is all.

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Forget superstars, this HYPERGIANT star is 1,300 times the size of OUR SUN

Steven 1
Happy

Amazing

The Universe is full of such weird shit :)

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Space-junk RAYGUN wins Australian government funding

Steven 1
Alert

Makes sense

I get the lasers, every situation needs them.

What I don't get is how they are going to get sharks into LEO or how they will control them (Mechjeb?)

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IBM to shutter Greenock x86 line after sale to Lenovo - reports

Steven 1
Megaphone

Bullying and Bluster

Surely the first King of Scotland will tell us all its just scaremongering?

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NHS England DIDN'T tell households about GP medical data grab plan

Steven 1
Flame

Funny that..

I can't stop Virgin Media from bombarding me with shit about services that I have no interest in but yet this was deemed sufficiently trivial to not be delivered to me.

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Big goolies-grabbing black snake nips unlucky bloke's trouser snake

Steven 1
Coat

Excuse me my dear...

...have you seen my one-eyed trouser snake?

My one's the dirty raincoat!

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Martian MOM LAYS another EGG in SPACE - but it's not big enough

Steven 1
Boffin

Should have used MechJeb...

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Hypersonic MEGA METEOR pulled from lake, then Russians drop it

Steven 1
Go

Polish that son of a bitch Makka Pakka!

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NASA: Humanity has finally reached into INTERSTELLAR SPACE

Steven 1
Pint

Re: 25 august 2012

That's a truly incredible coincidence and yet seemingly very appropriate.

Raise a beer tonight to both Neil and Voyager.

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NORKS fingered for APT on South Korean think tanks

Steven 1
WTF?

Can tell I'm a child of the 70's/80's when I read that title and thought 'What are those cheeky NORKS up to with an Advanced Passenger Train'!

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Another big SAP project hits the rocks in Oz

Steven 1
FAIL

"One of those project managers seems to have worked on the project for eight hours." - That alone tells me that the project must have been in such a shit state that they bailed before they were dragged down with a rapidly sinking ship!

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Boeing batteries back under spotlight as 787 burns at Heathrow

Steven 1
Alert

@Zmodem

Is amanfrommars broken or something?

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IBM gets ready to push more UK and Irish bods overboard

Steven 1
Linux

Shhhhhh!

Don't let Eadon hear you!

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How an Amazon engineer's slip-up started a 20-hour Netflix cock-up

Steven 1
FAIL

Sounds like a RGE - Resume Generating Event...

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LOHAN's mighty orb launch live NOW

Steven 1
Go

Go for launch :)

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Comet crashes to Earth: 125 stores wiped out

Steven 1

Re: We wish you a merry xmas...

Can't imagine there will be much left in the pot after the administrators have plundered what's left.

I dare say they'll be getting the statutory minimums from the Government after a suitably long and inconvenient wait.

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Automatic Facebook couple pages: Nauseating sign of desperation

Steven 1
Stop

*chunder*

Glad me and the Mrs binned our accounts sometime back!

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Nvidia heralds Steam for Linux debut with 'double-speed' drivers

Steven 1
Thumb Up

"Steam runs on Ubuntu 12"

Meh its a start :)

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