* Posts by K.o.R

75 posts • joined 22 Aug 2009

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Banking in 2019: Sure, we'd recommend TSB's online, mobe banking say cowed customers

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5% on £1,500 is a good motivator.

Just wish they'd use a PIN Sentry or whatever equivalent on their online banking.

We asked 100 people to name a backdoored router. You said 'EE's 4GEE HH70'. Our survey says... Top answer!

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Gives a new meaning to "brute Force hacking".

Your RSS is grass: Mozilla euthanizes feed reader, Atom code in Firefox browser, claims it's old and unloved

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Windows

I use Thunderbird to view feeds, but it's a pain because you can't easily set login cookies so sites like Twitter constantly bug me about "this post may contain sensitive information".

Unfortunately I haven't found a better program, though that QuiteRSS looks interesting (I'm not too bothered about the mail capabilities of Thunderbird; Mail is always running in the background anyway).

Office 2019 lumbers to the stage once more as Microsoft promises future releases

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Pint

Re: Hold on there..

Publisher user here, I love it. I'm pretty sure that it hasn't actually had a new useful feature in donkey's years, but if that just means I can keep an old version around to work on its file type then so be it. It all gets exported to PDF in the end anyway.

Nvidia promises to shift graphics grunt work to the cloud, for a price

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Re: latency down to a blazing 3ms

Reminds me of the 500-mile email.

Official: Google Chrome 69 kills off the World Wide Web (in URLs)

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Re: Leads to more lack of understanding

Displaying extensions (and hidden files) is on the View tab of Explorer's ribbon as well.

Microsoft gives Windows 10 a name, throws folks a bone

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Re: What's this Silverlight thing?

@Norman: Ah, yes I had seen that, but I ran into a different issue because WSUS doesn't seem to like letting me add features in that way (see also: JP IME dictionaries and such). I'll give it another go though, as I may have solved that but forgotten that it was applicable to this issue too.

(Unless they've updated it, I still need to go through a PDF printer to make XPS into PDF though. Oy.)

(My comment was referring to how Silverlight is to Flash as XPS is to PDF, not why LO can't open them; I hadn't even considered trying that)

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Re: What's this Silverlight thing?

On a related note, I've recently had to deal with people sending me proofs of payment... as XPS files. Which would be fine except none of the Windows 10 apps can read the damn things anymore.

Whoever decided that deprecated apps (Reader) are going to be unable to work at all ("Reader is no longer supported. Go screw yourself."), rather than just no longer updated needs shooting with something very pointy.

I have to send them to our one remaining W7 machine to convert them to PDF.

Virgin spaceplane makes maiden rocket-powered flight

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Formatting

Only the word "Unity" should be italicised as VSS is not part of the ship's name; compare HMS Invincible, USS Enterprise, VSS Unity.

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

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@phuzz Re: Dear Mozilla, there's more to life than security

Because of course they are. It's not like MSI GP deployment is easy and just works, is it?

Office is the real PITA for deployment. Maybe MDT can do something useful for it.

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Re: @K.o.R Dear Mozilla, there's more to life than security

Yes, hence my use of the word "official". Frontmotion's is the one I do use.

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Re: Dear Mozilla, there's more to life than security

How about an official MSI package?

Electric cars to create new peak hour when they all need a charge

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Clearly the solution is dodgem-car chicken wire above all roads and a collector pole.

And then some means of making the road conductive for a return path.

FBI says it can't unlock 8,000 encrypted devices, demands backdoors for America's 'public safety'

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Re: 8000 Devices?

You don't mean...?

Yes. Seven million, two hundred and eighty-eight thousand.

Brazil says it has bagged Royal Navy flagship HMS Ocean for £84m

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Re: Ask the Canadians...

You're kidding, right? Canada has a warship?

Like... for war?

...

Does Canada know?

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Happy

Re: Or...

An aircraft carrier with a golf course on top... reminds me of a game I used to play...

Microsoft asks devs for quantum leap of faith

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Boffin

Obligatory "a quantum leap is an unimaginably small distance if it can even be considered a distance, so not really asking for much faith" comment.

SpaceX to try reusing both rocket and spacecraft for historic ISS mission

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"and another designed to avoid dying from explosive decompression."

Who drew the short straw?

Clone poster girl Dolly the sheep's arthritis was 'normal for her age'

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New UK aircraft carrier to be commissioned on Pearl Harbor anniversary

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Re: weighs 45 pounds

Probably referring to the next one.

Elon Musk says Harry Potter and Bob the Builder will get SpaceX flying to Mars

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Re: weighs 45 pounds

I actually quite enjoyed the new Thunderbirds, but I have to say the half-hour timeslot really hurt it. Everything was a bit to frantic to get the story completed.

I loved the way they made the ships believeable with little details like manouevring jets, warning labels, etc.

The axeman strikes again: Microsoft has real commitment issues

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Re: "The real problem is that they need to identify things they can do well"

Curves and Colours, 80 lines, minimum spread, multicolour (Windows 98 version) was my favourite. The XP version had a rubbish selection of colours.

I'm sure these still exist on the net somewhere, but the whole screen saver concept isn't really a thing any more.

Google to kill its Drive file locker in two confusing ways

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@ecofeco

That's interesting, the biggest problem I have with all the sync apps is that you have to move everything into their one special folder rather than being able to grab any folder.

Mediocre Britain: UK broadband ranked 31st in world for speed

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Trollface

Real people...

...don't need decent broadband.

Meet VRfox: Mozilla's latest attempt at regaining browser share

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Does it still grind to a halt after a day or so?

CMD.EXE gets first makeover in 20 years in new Windows 10 build

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Re: True Command Lines

Use set prompt=%username%@%computername%:$P$S$$$S then.

Happy 4th of July: Norks tests another missile

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Re: Sea of Japan takes another hit

Decline to be called the "East Sea"?

Samsung releases 49-inch desktop monitor with 32:9 aspect ratio

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Re: weighs 45 pounds

The lightness of modern screens is incredible. I was able to lift and almost install a fifty-inch tv by myself; I only gave up and got help because I couldn't physically see around it to get it on its mounting arm.

Britain's on the brink of a small-scale nuclear reactor revolution

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Boffin

> but from the bullet wounds.

XKCD reader?

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

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You can also require 2FA to get into LastPass in the first place. So I keep my other TOTP in that authenticator instead.

Microsoft delivers secure China-only cut of Windows 10

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Well Microsoft Blue, er, Azure is already a thing so..

'Password rules are bullsh*t!' Stackoverflow Jeff's rage overflows

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Re: 2nd factor strong!

Twitter and Facebook's so-called 2FA is pointless as even if you set up an authenticator app, they still send the (interceptable) SMS code with no way to turn it off.

Microsoft wants you to plan a new generation of legacy systems

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> when serverless computing has shown us that operating systems aren't all they're cracked up to be

Please elaborate?

Git fscked by SHA-1 collision? Not so fast, says Linus Torvalds

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Coat

Re: SHA1 still "useful" then?

> c) Vogon poetry is STILL the 2nd worst in the galaxy (I was compelled to make that reference)

The Azgoths of Kira will be deeply disappointed to know they have been bumped off the #2 spot.

That guy using a Surface you keep seeing around town could be a spy

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They've been NCIS-approved for ages.

Busted Windows 8, 10 update blamed for breaking Brits' DHCP

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Of course this doesn't help on my phone, on which you can't manually set *anything*. And you can't download any potential fixes over mobile data...

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Huh, so that's what it was. DHCP would get everything from the router except a DNS server address.

Said screw it and set DNS manually.

Microsoft: You liked Windows 10 so much, you'll get 2 more in 2017

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Big Brother

I'm guessing it's trying to phone home for something and you have all the telemetry domains blocked in the firewall.

Google IMAP losing old security protocols this month

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Boffin

So does this mean I will just have to change the option in Outlook 2016 from SSL to TLS (as it is on the SMTP side already), or is this going to break something?

TP-Link abandons 'forgotten' router config domains

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Wouldn't they be stored in the routers themselves to resolve to the router's IP address? Otherwise how would that work if you haven't set up your internet connection (you know, by configuring the router)?

Windows 10: What's coming in 2016?

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I, apparently, am the only person in the world who seems to like Windows 10. Although thank you for the extra tips on turning off the telemetry.

Is this what it felt like back with Windows 8?

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Re: Has anyone looked into why....

Tried launching it from Run..., appeared in Task Manager. Closed it, it disappeared from Task Manager.

Opened it from the start menu, same thing. Closed it, same thing.

Doesn't seem particularly "stay-resident" to me.

I want my EPG, say Windows Media Center users left in dire straits

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This is probably one of the best pieces of news I've gotten.

WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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The latest round of cuts finally affects BBC News.

Photo finesse: Eyefi Mobi Pro Wi-Fi SD card

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I believe RAW is to JPG as something like a CD track is to an MP3 - the unmodified data without any sort of compression algorithm. Just as you'd want to work on the original CD rather than an MP3 for making some processed audio, so too do people want the unprocessed data from the camera's imaging device to work with when producing a picture. So similar in concept to, but probably very distinct from, a BMP image.

SpaceX: CATS with FRIKKIN' LASERS to blast off to space station

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So, why are they specifically trying to land the first stage (which seems like an incredibly difficult proposition)? Couldn't they use parachutes (and possibly landing rockets) and floats to get it in the ocean intact and then go pick it up?

It's 2014 and people are willing to blow $6.8m on things like Z.com

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Trollface

I can almost hear the whalesong emanating from the post...

BOFH: Is WHAT 'running slow'!? GOD

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Re: Installers

"wait for the hurried chance to press [F12] again"

You need to change the boot program from startrom.com to startrom.n12 then.

PRISM scandal: Brit spooks operated within the law, say politicos

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Happy

Re: "Operated within the law"

Given that the alternative is "or death", I don't think you'd need that much of a campaign.

Infinite loop: the Sinclair ZX Microdrive story

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Re: Hip?

Nah, definitely StarFox (StarWing here in the UK). Carried big pylons and obelisks around Corneria for some unknown reason.

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