* Posts by Chris007

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Apple: iOS 6.1 network overload caused by our Exchange SYNC OF DOOM

Chris007
Trollface

St Steve must be spinning in his grave

He's been out shone by Cook who has managed to create a multitude of cock-ups recently.

St Steve would have preferred his antenna of doom to be the "highlight" bug and to never be outdone...

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Apple CEO Cook: 'Bizarre' shareholder lawsuit a 'silly sideshow'

Chris007
Trollface

Re: Hmm... @ sabba 11:57 GMT

but of course

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Chris007
Mushroom

Re: Hmm... @ sabba 11:57 GMT

downvoted 'cos you don't know what you're talking about.

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Dish boss on ad-skipping service: 'I don’t want to kill ads'

Chris007

Small waiting time to avoid ad's on Sky

If a [commercial] program is starting at say on the hour, I'll generally watch the news/sky sports news until their first commercial break then play the program by the time of the next on the hour I've watched it and skipped through all the ad's

If it's a film or 2 hour program then I'll wait 30 minutes

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US company aims patent-gun at Australia’s e-health system

Chris007
WTF?

Re: Being more serious for second

That was my thought - this is simply taking the pi55. This is obviousness beyond obviousness as most people have an address.

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New cunning linguist computer has got ancient tongues licked

Chris007
Coat

Re: I just like to offer....

I am anaspeptic, frasmotic and compunctuous at your wonderful reply.

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Microsoft techies bust data centres, pull plug on Bamital botnet

Chris007
Thumb Up

chalk one for the good guys

Yes I know if Microsofts OS were more resilient they wouldn't have had to do this but at least they are doing something. We'd be pillorying them if they did nothing.

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Watch your back, Amazon: Google coughs $125m for 'shopping engine' firm

Chris007
Coat

Fight fight fight

So two heavyweights are gonna go toe to toe.

And as it involves Amazon does that make it a Rumble in the Jungle...

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Antivirus update broke our interwebs, howl Win XP users

Chris007

Re: Ok, @slackness

I used Kaspersky for many years but I found that on older machines (I look after the family computers) it was causing them to slow down with the newer versions. I replaced Kaspersky with Avast and noticed a big difference in performance of the machines.

no doubt I'll be doing the same again in a few years

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Space station 'naut supplies Reg with overhead snap of Vulture Central

Chris007
Thumb Up

great photo

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Stricken 2e2 sacks 627, winds down, retains a few data centre caretakers

Chris007
WTF?

Is this legal?

"Perhaps softening the blow for those staff, they will be paid for work in January and so far in February, which is more than can be said of the 345 people cut from the business last week."

Paying some staff but no others - is this legal?

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Samsung puts Silicon Valley on a plate in $100m all-you-can-eat

Chris007
Coat

The centre, sitting in Menlo Park, will be led by Young Sohn

The young son of whom?

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Android gets tipsy on Wine, runs WINDOWS apps

Chris007
FAIL

Re: Daniel Palmer @My Alter Ego

You've missed the point and you should only use the emulator to write code.

To give "users" the best experience ALL programs should be written on the slowest platform ( CPU, memory, network bandwidth etc). That way the programs will be written to be super efficient and when they are released to the public they fly.

The number of times I've been involved in faults where the newly rolled out SQL database runs like pants in remote locations with 1mb bandwidth (think multiple branch office to servers in a DC) and for the SQL guys to say "well it worked great in testing", testing being a client PC and server usually sitting on the same LAN switch...Then you (as a network engineer) spot the SELECT * FROM <whatever> in the code for every search and just sigh

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Happy

@AC 12:53 GMT

Eadon - I see you've gone anon for these types of comments now

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Biz rivals tussle over customers, former staffers of fallen 2e2

Chris007
FAIL

Re: Just another reason to show that outsourcing is the devils milk

When an outsourcing deal occurs the chances are that some mgmt in the firm outsourcing their staff will get a bonus of some kind (usually large) as it looks like they've saved money with the deal over what it currently costs them.

The salesman at the outsourcing company (and perhaps mgmt as well) will get a big sign-on bonus for getting the outsourcing deal.

The fact that in the majority of cases the company that outsourced loses money (has to spend more to get the same service) will not stop outsourcing as there will always be somebody willing to sell their soul for that big pot of bonus money.

I guess that as long as the outsourced provider makes more profit than it loses in penalties/fines means they will also continue to do it.

I'd like to see an example of a large outsourcing deal where it was considered a success by all parties (and observers) during the entire length of the deal.

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NHS IT bods 'walk out' in pay row with crashed UK tech giant 2e2

Chris007
Alert

"I'd be looking for guarantees going forward"

The only guarantee I'd accept is payment up front.

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Senators propose permanent ban on internet sales and access tax

Chris007
Coat

Acronym of bill - PITFA

I know what PITA usually stands for, who knows what the F could be...

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Greedy Apple told it can't triple Samsung's $1bn patent payout

Chris007
Trollface

Re: You'd think @AC 14:13

Relevance?

How about Apple wanted to treble the fine to £3bn. My post was that given how much they charge for extra storage they don't really need that money.

Now, now mr Anon stop crying.

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Chris007
Flame

You'd think

that apple would get enough money from the exorbitant prices they charge for extra storage from one model to the next.

retailers

16gb sdhc card $12

128gb sdhc card $120 dollars

So you pay $10810 for another 112gb of storage

Apple reality

16gb iPad $499

128gb iPad $799 (likely price)

So you pay $300 for another 112gb of storage

FFS at least Dick Turpin had the good grace to wear a mask when he used to steal from people

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TodDANG! Rampaging monkeys storm Indonesian village

Chris007
Coat

Shakespere to the rescue

If they'd had a pool of typewriters they could have distracted the monkeys and seeing if they could get some new bard material out of them

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Apple confirms 128GB iPad. A hundred bucks for an extra 64GB

Chris007
Mushroom

Doesn't matter which way you slice it

The extra money that Apple charge for iPad's with more storage is a fucking outrage and morally indefensible

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Yay for iOS 6.1, grey Wi-Fi iPhone bug is fix- AWW, SNAP

Chris007
Holmes

ElReg: "We asked Apple for a comment and have received no reply"

see icon

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Integrator 2e2 axes 319 UK staff, halts pay cheques - insiders

Chris007

Re: Fantastic - Not!!! @alliej

My sincerest thoughts go out to you - I also know of a few people who went to 2e2 who've been affected. Shits to the management on this one - they should be barred from directorships for 20 years

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Chris007
WTF?

Re: who will give them credit @SP

Many years ago (2002 I think) when The Accident Group in Manchester went belly up, they owed their staff back pay as well. There were reports (and pictures) of some staff removing fully populated Cisco 6500 switches from the DC, loading them into their cars/vans and driving off (wasn't just cisco switches but as I'm in networking that caught my eye). I don't recall the administrator going after them but I may be wrong.

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Sympathetic Scots scoff-house offers hard-up Apple fanbois a discount

Chris007
Happy

Re: FFS @Lord Elpuss

Wow - somebody got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning.

<gives Lord Elpuss a big hug to make him feel better>

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Activists urge Skype: Tell us who is spying on us

Chris007
Black Helicopters

When a program/service causes American Spooks problems

An American company ends up buying it and invariably that company has an easy ride in any ongoing govt investigation or any pending investigation disappears or stalls.

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Opportunity celebrates nine years on Mars

Chris007
Joke

Easy to keep it going

when you can send a repair man out to fix it in the Arizona desert

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Just what is GOOGLE'S MYSTERIOUS NEW WIRELESS NETWORK?

Chris007
Happy

Re: Black badge? @the-it-slayer

Oh I'm not so sure about that. Eadon must be giving him a run for is money

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Phone-hack saga: Cops cuff ex-health worker in pre-dawn swoop

Chris007
Terminator

agree with you chris

I'd be gobsmacked if anybody higher up the food chain than Rebecca Brooks is arrested never mind jailed. That £10m (or was it more) pay-off to Brooks was to ensure that it goes no further up and that she'll take the fall for it. If she is jailed than my guess is that within 12 months of her release she will have a job at a Murdoch paper in either the US or AUS

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‘Anonymous’ hacks Oz Uni’s email to protest bulk iPad buy

Chris007
Trollface

Re: hard to argue with what the anon guy said @silverburn

Thank god for your reply - I was beginning to think I'd lost the ability to troll :)

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Chris007
FAIL

hard to argue with what the anon guy said

But I'm sure some fanbois will make an attempt.

icon: for anybody arguing against the anon guy statement

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Swartz suicide won't change computer crime policy, says prosecutor

Chris007
Mushroom

Re: 4 Simple Points.@Turtle

You're an idiot.

that is all

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BEST reiterates ‘no solar forcing’ claim

Chris007
FAIL

Re: >"Well, are all 36,866 stations using the same formulae?"

I'm sorry, the graph goes back to the 1750's - are we saying they've got data from 36,866 stations since this timeframe?

This is highly unlikely - what would they be using before, say, 1950 as their sources and are these shown in the article?

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Dotcom's Mega to launch with mini call centre

Chris007
Pirate

Re: I'm not to sure...

have to agree - not sure what his new service offers over the existing ones (slightly more free storage but that's about it). And given what happened to Megaupload I'd definitely be wary.

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NASA snaps pics of China's 'Airpocalypse' pollution disaster

Chris007
WTF?

Re: Concur

I am at a loss as to why you're being down voted - perhaps one of the (at the time of this reply) 7 people who did could reply and let me know their reasoning.

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Juniper to build its own software-defined networking stack

Chris007

cisco will wait

for juniper to get this going and then do it cheaper and marginalise juniper again

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Korean boffins crack art of bendy batteries

Chris007
Coat

my phone is already flexible

I can put any version of custom software I choose on, not just the original phone one

It's rooted so I can install what I want

it's not tied to any carrier

what, oh I should RTFA ;-)

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O2 refuses to deny plans to offload home broadband product

Chris007

Re: Left them last month

Curious - did you leave BE for Andrews and Arnolds BT service or their BE LLU offering?

I have BE via Andrews and Arnold and it's fantastic.

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Astronaut yells FIRE ... from SPAAAACE

Chris007
FAIL

Re: They also had to invent a new level of fire danger.

Yes - I should have type summer. In fact I did and then changed it to spring for some unfathomable reason.

Thanks for the downvotes and replies - suitably chastised :)

icon: to myself.

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Chris007

scale of photo

Would be good to know the scale of the photo - how many miles does it show

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Chris007
FAIL

Re: They also had to invent a new level of fire danger.

Point 1 is wrong as it's just gone into Spring down under.

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Nokia decrypts browser traffic, assures public not to worry

Chris007
FAIL

Re: Not reall

The use of this certificate most certainly allows Nokia to view the traffic as unencrypted and thus open to monitoring by any agency that is able to lean on Nokia enough.

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Apple appeals judge's decision to boot out its Moto patent suit

Chris007
FAIL

Re: Non Discriminatory @Alpha Klutz the Younger

But none are discriminated against as they all pay the same %age. The fact that Company A sells their device for £100 and Company D sells their device for £10000 is not the Patent owners issue. They have been fair by offering the same %age to everybody.

Look at it the reverse way. Let's assume that Company D were first to license the patent and it was agreed that they would pay a fixed price of £100 per device for the license. Now Company A comes along with their device is told "no problem, we have to be fair and it's £100 per device" - Company A now doesn't have a device they can sell and goes bust.

How is that fair??

Icon: For you getting %age's and fixed amounts mixed up

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Up your wormhole: Star Trek Deep Space 9 turns 20

Chris007

Babylon 5 influence

I watched both and I was struck by how DS9 changed its story tack by massively expanding on the Dominion as the series story arc interwoven with "normal" episodes, much the same as Babylon 5 had done from the start with the Shadows / Vorlon story arc.

Agree that DS9 was much less shiny than TNG but that made it good viewing (to me). I really enjoyed DS9.

Whereas the story arc in Enterprise just didn't work at all - they went too far the other way and didn't have enough "non-arc" episodes, especially in Season 2 - man that dragged on and on.

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Ever had to register to buy online - and been PELTED with SPAM?

Chris007
Mushroom

Re: @illiad

Clearly you've not watched the ads lately as that annoying f**cking opera singer is very much on them and still singing (Stephen Hawking black hole ad...).

Plus I never said that they sold insurance - clearly you never read posts correctly either.

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@Graham Marsden

very similar to what I do plus my ISP allows me to add filters so that I can reject email from those idiots who sell my email address on to somebody else so that I never see them arrive.

I ALWAYS click the "no email" contact on all websites and it's interesting to see which ones flagrantly disregard this.

A few years ago I woke up one morning to an avalanche of spam to the email address I'd used on compare the market.com and not for their services either. They've been added to my filter list ever since and have never had my business again.

(gocompare don't get my business either, but that's because of that f**king annoying opera singer - the first time I heard the advert I said I wouldn't use them until they dropped it)

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Satnav-murdering Google slips its Maps into car dashboards

Chris007
Trollface

Thankfully not Apple

or that title may have been more like "Sat-Nav murdering Apple."

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What's THAT, you say? Apple MIGHT be making a NEW iPHONE, iOS?

Chris007
Trollface

Re: WTF !?! @AC 10:45 GMT

truth hurts doesn't it

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Making MACH 1: Can we build a cranial computer today?

Chris007
Coat

Re: Memory is the second thing to go

I forget, what's the first thing to go?

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Apple supremo Tim Cook's pay packet SLASHED 99% in 2012

Chris007
Trollface

Re: @Sean Timarco Baggaley

Thanks trevor - said what I was about to.

You just missed the boo hoo, stop crying Sean comment ;-)

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