* Posts by TRT

6289 posts • joined 11 Sep 2009

Goodbye, Hello Barbie: Wireless toy dogged by POODLE SSL hole

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I think it's a great step...

in the advancement of gender equality that there's now an espionage Barbie. The last spy Barbie I can remember must have been... *thinks* ... Barbara Windsor in Carry On Spying.

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Microsoft encrypts explanation of borked Windows 10 encryption

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"customer commitment to investigate reported "

Of course, given the vagaries of English, that could equally means the customers are the ones committed to investigating the reports...

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Microsoft Office 365, Azure portals offline for many users in Europe

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Re: Brewery Party Capability.

*In somewhat slurred drunken voice*

A'zure 'is workin'?

Good.

No. I'm haskin' you. Azure is working'?

Oh. Err... Yush.

A' zure it is?

Yush. Errr... I think. No'zure. 'Ang hon.

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Re: Outlook App for Android

Well at least you know it's secure. Something you have, your phone, Something you know, ALL your passwords.

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Re: Swings and roundabouts

Stocks swings and silicon roundabouts.

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What outage? I've not heard anything...

In the event of a service outage, my inbox is usually pinging away like a stripper's knicker elastic on payday.

*Checks job tickets*

No open job tickets. Great system that. An authenticated user can hit a panic button and it generates one automatically.

*checks eMail*

No users typing in ALL CAPS at me. No one has sent me any emails for the last few hours, for that matter. No news is good news.

*checks Yammer*

Nope. Not a sausage.

*checks Skype*

Nope. Nothing doing.

*Checks secure authenticated VOIP phone*

Nada.

What about the POTS over copper? No, forgot, that was removed as a cost saving measure just after they move everything to Microsoft cloud services.

*Looks at protocol flowchart*

Mmmm... there's nothing on there about "Had an email is the last three hours? - No - Leave cheap and nasty IT accommodation in the butt-end of nowhere on the outskirts of London (that's at least three hours drive away in traffic at this time of day and is 30 minutes walk from a tube station, hence why it's so cheap) so that we can reclaim 14sq m of prime central London office space. Travel to central office and check in with the administrators there in the event that our Microsoft / Azure / Office365 based communications has failed." They left that contingent out of the troubleshooting flowchart.

Ahhhhh! Peace and quiet. Mine's the one with milk, no sugar.

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Apple pays two seconds of quarterly profit for wiping pensioner's pics

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Re: A Ridiculous Decision.

A SIM card that can't be wiped by an iOS restore.

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Hello Barbie controversy re-ignited with insecurity claims

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Re: Hmm

I think he's likely to be charged by Yewtree.

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Re: The whole problem is the cloud mentality

A Man in the Middle is going to upset Ken. Or maybe not, thinking about it, given his Toy Story 3 personification.

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Amazon's new drones powered by Jeremy Clarkson's sarcasm

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Re: @James Hughes 1 - Once again

HMRC have placed an order for £12m in back corporation tax. When can you deliver?

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Re: Education opportunity missed

You mean Clarkson?

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Re: Am I the only one looking forward to this?

- Using it to get a decent height on those little plastic paratroopers that you lob into the air.

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Re: @James Hughes 1 - Once again

Bird strike?

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Re: Homing mat?

"Scans the ground for potential hazards..."

Like Stuart, who has learned that it's great fun hiding under a bush and leaping out on top of the flying frisbee-like thing. Even more so, he has learnt that one of these things will appear about 30 minutes after he destroys the family footwear.

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Connected smart cars are easily trackable, warns infosec bod

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Re: I already...

Which is how they used to do traffic entry/exit surveys. Folding camp chair, flask of Bovril, wooly hat and a notebook for everyone! Costs a bit. Or they can also use mobile ANPR stations.

But for me, it's just an 8 inch square white box sat on the living room wall. For the council, it's a small R2-D2 shaped box strapped to the top of a lamppost, or an 8" square again, hidden inside some of the wall lighting boxes in the car park. It's always on, it's practically zero cost.

I've no objection to it, but these researchers who sound alarm bells all the time like it's something new.

I've no idea if I should be worried about it or not, to be honest.

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I already...

get a lovely little chart of the various non-smart Audis and Fords (et al.) that have an onboard WiFi hotspot as they pass my flat. I can tell who are the regular commuters, when they go past, how long they stay in range (hence likely their speed which would be dependant on the road's traffic loading at that moment) etc etc. And that's just the default setting on my single home router. If I had a number of these, like the local council has installed along the ring road, high street and car parks, I'd be able to slurp a lot more. Same goes for smart phone users who have a hotspot enabled.

Big brother indeed.

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Doctor Who: The Hybrid finally reveals itself in the epic Heaven Sent

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Re: Damn, that was another corker...

"self-flagellation cf the Dream Lord in "Amy's Choice" "

And it didn't help the confusion when the trailer for another show came on right after...

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And I thought last weeks was tedium.

Nothin compared to >2 billion years.

Still next weeks looks like a not to be missed.

BTW. Great acting from Capaldi.

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Outsourcer didn't press ON switch, so Reg reader flew 15 hours to do the job

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Re: Floppy drives?

@toughluck.

I'd swap the dongles over first, but you're right. Based on a real world occurrence. F***ing Dell delivered 40 machines with (parallel port settings) 30 set to ECP, 10 set to SPP in the BIOS. Took the previous tech days to discover that some didn't work. And to figure out what was wrong, they set it in the interview for the new computer tech, me. I figured it was such a stinker I'd carry on using it!

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Re: Floppy drives?

I'll use that to replace my old one. That ran: two new WinBoxes, identical specs, with fresh installs of the OS and DTP software. Both have Quark Xpress parallel port dongles in place. Both are connected to the Internet. Different serial numbers for Quark on both machines, adjacent to each other on the list of serial numbers as supplied by Quark for this deployment. One machine runs Quark, the other doesn't, producing a "license failure" message. Diagnose and repair.

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Re: what colour are the lights?

But what if you're deaf AND deuteranopic?

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Sneaky Microsoft renamed its data slurper before sticking it back in Windows 10

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Re: Truth, trust and faith

It's a bit like the mess my kids made in the local Italian bistro when they didn't finish their starter before the main course arrived. Talk about a pasta / antipasti explosion...

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Re: I'm not one for foul language,,,

Service

Linked

Usage

Reporting

Package

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Hungryhouse resets thousands of customers' passwords

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Re: You loose some and you loose some.

But the problem is that I now need to follow the password reset procedure which involves sending an email to my (compromised) TalkTalk email address, but the TalkTalk email servers are completely shitted out at the moment and are taking between 4 and 48 hours to receive and process email, so I can't reset my password because I'll never get the email.

So I guess I'm having beans on toast this evening. #minifistpump

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Re: I never liked them anyway...

There's nothing here for you...

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I had a bit of a mini fist pump the other night... came way sooner than 45 minutes.

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Re: Very disappointing

"Your password has been set to ineedabalti. Please change it immediately after logging in."

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So why exactly are IT investors so utterly clueless?

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Re: Arse wipe phone cover?

Use with a selfie stick for the ultimate reach round experience.

And upload a snapshot to the OBI* self-assessment website.

*Readers of Viz will know who I mean.

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Hee hee.

ASSet management.

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Who owns space? Looking at the US asteroid-mining act

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Re: Ownership issue

I look forwards to the Exobiological Lifeforms Gaming Regulatory Act of 2088

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Wasn't something like this tried before?

When individual prospectors were encouraged financially to travel into the great continental interior at their own expense to explore and exploit, creating their own infrastructure on the way?

Space. The final frontier town.

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Re: Gold Rush Economics

I'm kitting out with mining lasers and a couple of ore processing pods.

Mine's the one that plays the Blue Danube when I dock.

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Re: Ownership issue

Depends if the alien life form's evolutionary path has taken the same sick and twisted one our did, producing an offshoot of slime molds that have evolved into lawyers.

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Re: I am surprised

Fantastic Four.

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BOFH: How long does it take to complete Friday's lager-related tasks?

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But...

they are the people with power.

I get your point.

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Thai women drugged punters 'with Xanax-spiked nipples' – cops

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Re: Dosage Xanax

It might not have been directly onto the nipple, but it was in the general areola.

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So this was your basic...

drug bust?

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Doctor Who: Even the TARDIS key can't unpick the chronolock in Face the Raven

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Re: It's an occupational hazard...

Did you see where Sarah Jane's parents ended up? That was a fête worse than a fate worse than a fate worse than death.

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Re: Good grief

Have to admit, for the first time this weekend, after countless watchings, I noticed Dr Gillian Taylor in Star Trek IV has rather pronoun... well, let's just say it must have been quite cold the day they filmed that bit where she was shouting at the Klingon spaceship in he park.

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Windows 10 pilot rollouts will surge in early 2016, says Gartner

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Re: "According to Gartner"

Not lies. Just the estimated roll-out date of when they've worked out how to get around the majority of ways users are blocking this from happening automagically.

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Brit filmmaker plans 10hr+ Paint Drying epic

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Re: Portsmouth Sinfonia,

Jesus H Christ! You win.

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Re: Try this

With a dystopian violin track scored using an octatonic Phrygian dominant scale at 13/4 time, Larghissimo, of course.

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Re: true suffering

Well I released something into a British cinema once, and that made a film over everything I reckon.

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Re: Excellent!

To qualify for the arts council money he'd have to double the length of the film by putting in an Act 2, which is simply Act 1 in reverse, thus revealing to the viewer the futility of life as everything returns to its original state eventually.

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Re: Blowed if I'm going to watch the film

It's never going to rival Krzysztof Kieślowski's Three Colours trilogy.

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Re: I hope it's a trilogy

Pah! It's just a remake of the 1939 cult classic, "Whitewash".

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Re: Blowed if I'm going to watch the film

Just wait for the sequel. Paint Drying 2 - The second coat.

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Re: £5 for a box of popped corn?

It was more a comment on the prices at the cinema in general. I avoid the pop corn because of the lack of value for money (not the price, I hasten to add). £9.29 for a standard adult ticket?! £11.29 for a "premium seat". This has now exceeded the price of getting it on DVD. Might as well wait for the disk to come out. Does Vue's Premium Seat have a button on it to pause it whilst I nip to the loo (an all too often occurrence nowadays)? Although I note that Apple have maintained the price differential. £14.99 for e.g. Minions or Jurassic World on iTunes.

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Re: Optimal solution

Or you just just resubmit Ishtar.

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