* Posts by Colonel Mad

90 posts • joined 18 Aug 2009


Thought Macbooks were expensive? Dell UK unveils the 7 meeeellion pound laptop

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Oh yes, there's VAT as well!, order it and claim it back?

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Hang on

It's still that price at 13:15

The Great British Curry: Put down the takeaway, you're cooking tonight

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Can I recommend "Golden Curry" cubes for a quick Katsu style curry.

On the first day of Christmas, Microsoft gave to me... an emergency out-of-band security patch for IE

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Re: "MS have pulled the advisories"

KB4483235 reset my search engine to Bing, I now can't find my arse with both hands!

Sudden Windows 10 licence downgrades to forced Xcode upgrades: The week at Microsoft

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Re: Cool that Amazon and Microsoft support LGBT

Try asking them " Hey Girls, whats cooking" and see where you get.

Nikola Tesla's greatest challenge: He could measure electricity but not stupidity

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Great article.

Shift-work: Keyboards heaped in a field push North Yorks council's fly-tipping buttons

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Cor, that was funny!

Silent running: Computer sounds are so '90s

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The Long Firm

Have you spoken to Mrs Dabbs about this?

Which? That smart home camera? The one with the vulns? Really?

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Normal for Which!

Anyone with a bit of actual knowledge and experience can always find flaws in Which! recommendations

Microsoft resurfaces Surface kit alongside Windows 10 update

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Version 1809

Dowloading now

Haven't updated your Adobe PDF software lately? Here's 85 new reasons to do it now

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TV Licensing admits: We directed 25,000 people to send their bank details in the clear

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Re: So, where's the fine from the ICO?

The ICO are only required to take action if a BREACH was not notified within 72 hours.

Milton Keynes: Come for roundabouts, stay for near-gigabit broadband

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Milton Keynes

There are City Fibre bits & bobs in the pavement on my walk to the Pub, not noticed them on the way back.

Surprise! VAT, customs likely to get a bit trickier in a Brexit no-deal world

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From working in the transport business, it seems that many UK companies are already hopeless at exporting, management clearout required.

Boss helped sysadmin take down horrible client with swift kick to the nether regions

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Be dull without you, all the best, hope the new person measures up.

What if tech moguls brewed real ale?

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Going, Thanks

Every step you take: We track you for your own safety, you know?

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Perhaps the Editor would like a tracker on Dabbsy, just to see if he's close to filing his copy!

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Re: This will work...

Or worse?

Are your IoT gizmos, music boxes, smart home kit vulnerable to DNS rebinding attacks? Here's how to check

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Did you test that? No, I thought you tested it. Now customers have it and it doesn't work

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Re: The Smell....

Trangia (Camping Stove)

Is your smart device a bit thick? It's about to get a lot worse

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Re: Is your smart device a bit thick?

I have a Post Hole Digger!

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Marc Almond also released Jacques Brel's' Jacky, originally sung by Scott Walker, another great song banned by the BBC at the time.

Want to know what an organisation is really like? Visit the restroom

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Re: We need some ...

Leather isn't tanned in piss for no reason

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One of my special indicators was a parking space reserved for Employee of the Month outside the front door

Dido queen of carnage steps down from TalkTalk

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Sorry missed this headline earlier, best ever!

Windows 10 Springwatch: See the majestic Microsoft in its natural habitat, fixing stuff the last patch broke

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Here we go again

One wonders what this organ would become if there wasn't some low hanging fruit for the commentards to sink their teeth into.

Chrome 66: Get into the bin, auto-playing vids and Symantec certs!

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Security Certificates

Some of us, ahem, have had the devils own job of getting our organisations to renew them, mine got sorted yesterday afternoon, I had to resort to the whistleblowing process.

Windows 10 Spring Creators Update team explains the hold-up: You little BSOD!

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Springwatch - Brill!

It's April 2018, and we've had to sit on this Windows 10 Spring Creators Update headline for days

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but it's nice to know Microsoft isn't just knowingly shipping broken code, WTF!

El Reg needs you – to help build an automated beer-transporting robot

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It's clear that some commentators are not taking this seriously enough, however I do think that we need a site visit to fully understand the problems that need to be overcome, and we need to examine very closely the types of beer served and the containers used, I suggest you invite the readership to join you in said watering hole and buy them all a beer

Wish you could log into someone's Netgear box without a password? Summon a &genie=1

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"We'd also like to thank Netgear for their responsive and communicative product security incident response team team. It's obvious that their participation in bug bounties has helped them improve their internal process for addressing issues like these." ®

Forget cyber crims, it's time to start worrying about GPS jammers – UK.gov report

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Re: Didn't we have such a system?

There was Decca as well.

In America, tech support conmen get a mild slap. In Blighty, scammers get the book thrown at them

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Locking people up is expensive, so there is merit in both approaches, it is in cases like these where the "Proceeds of Crime Act" really needs to come into play.

It's 2018 and… wow, you're still using Firefox? All right then, patch these horrid bugs

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So last year

I'm on 59

Military alliance NATO adopts official hymn

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I've been Rick-rolled, and I'm not happy!

Kernel-memory-leaking Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

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Re: I finally switch from AMD to Intel, and this is what happens.

Oh Wow, SEC on alert?

At Christmas, do you give peas a chance? Go cold turkey? What is the perfect festive feast?

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Brine the Turkey, nothing poncy, table salt & water, overnight.

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Re: Starter for Ten...

all three are good!

Ofcom just told BT to up its game on fibre investment

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Wind Turbines & Fibre

I have been told that windturbines, you know, those things most prevelant in the largley deserted countryside, have a fibre connection for control use. if it's "cost effective" to lay fibre for these marginal sources of energy, then surely it can't be too difficult or expensive to do so for communications.

Possible cut to British F-35 order considered before Parliament

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I think the Rafale only needs traps, am I right?

Windows Update borks elderly printers in typical Patch Tuesday style

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Re: Dot Matrix ?

Max Headroom was my fav......

Firefox 57: Good news? It's nippy. Bad news? It'll also trash your add-ons

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It's gone

Release the KRACKen patches: The good, the bad, and the ugly on this WPA2 Wi-Fi drama

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Netgear R6250

Patched, Firmware date 1st October 2017, Pleased!

Footie ballsup: Petition kicks off to fix 'geometrically impossible' street signs

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Had to

There's a way to dodge Fasthosts' up-to-160% domain renewal hike but you're not gonna like it

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My .co.uk doubled earlier this year

Boffin wins (Ig) Nobel prize asking if cats can be liquid

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Good Company

Love the way amost of the related stories are about one Dyson J!

Smart meters: 'Dog's breakfast' that'll only save you 'a tenner' – report

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That company have never made a profit!

Kiwi prankster 'oinks' down cops' radio and sings Old MacDonald

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Re: Goodbye pork pie

or this, a NZ "film".


found on the same page

Atari shoots sueball at KitKat maker over use of 'Breakout' in ad

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United States readers

Hershey own the rights in the US, and have done for many years, obtained from Rowntree, the original manufacturers; so please ignore us Brits and we can get on with loathing Nestle's version of the Kit Kat.

The ultimate full English breakfast – have your SAY

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Old Story

this subject was done to death in 2014.


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