* Posts by Lost all faith...

4062 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

FedEx will deliver you $5.00 just to install Flash

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I may do it....

...allow, claim $5, block. allow, claim $5, block...allow, claim 5$......

C'mon, if they need to bribe you $5 to use obsolete software, I doubt they will configured it well enough to block this.

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With Skype, Microsoft's messaging strategy looks coherent at last (almost)

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Re: Just, as long as it needs Win 10 or a Windows Phone...

We dropped a purchase of 3,000 windows phones due to the utter lack of support and focus from MS.

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'Clearance sale' shows Apple's iPad is over. It's done

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Re: I've said it before...

Define real work.

I found laptops pretty shit for digging out coal. And desktops are utterly useless welding oil rigs underwater.

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Re: As I have said a million times

You raised a valid point.

The iPad is a different ratio to most of no-names and for many people, a widescreen format isn't suitable.

Not for me, but I can see why many choose it for that reason alone.

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Re: Education PC seller says Apple is no good in that market

Ed's leaving?

Nooooo.....

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Malware 'disguised as Siemens software drills into 10 industrial plants'

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Re: Siemens? Trojans?

apparently it's been slipping in and trying to get it to open up the backdoor for around four years,

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Ubuntu splats TITSUP bug spread in update

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Auto Update?

I thought Linux users were mean't to be more tech savvy then Windows ones. Just goes to show.

Auto download, fine, auto install...no thanks.

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Fake mobile base stations spreading malware in China

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Re: What could possibly go wrong?

Where have you been for the last 10 years.

Take windows. Download an xls. Warning from browser....this could be dangerous...are you sure. YES

A/V. Flags up...this could be a Virus, so we have quarantined it. MARK AS SAFE

Open in Excel. This is from an unknown source and has opened in read only mode. Are you sure you wish to edit as it may be dangerous...YES

This contains Macros are you REALLY, REALLY sure you want to do this as it may completely fuck up your machine...YES.

Hello IT, I'm getting loads of pop ups on my pc saying I need to pay 10 bitcoins to unlock my files.

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eBay dumps users into insecure authentication mechanism

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Re: administrivial..??

yes, but going forward expect it to be used when you touch base in your next collaboration huddle.

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Stop

Sorry...

..but 2FA using SMS is still better than a single password, depreciated or not.

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Calling your redundancy programme Baccarat? Immense Bummer, Management

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And this ladies and gentlemen

is why I won't be recommending IT as a career to my kids.

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Microsoft cloud TITSUP: Skype, Outlook, Xbox, OneDrive, Hotmail down

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Re: As a firewall engineer

To be fair, it is normally your fault....

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WTF?

I think IT people know misconfiguring something breaks stuff.

That's why you do boring stuff like change controls and asking people to check your config.

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Re: Anyone

Crap, that's where I went wrong....I tried to get gas from my leccy meter.

Still at least I can build a brand new house on the newly charred land.

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Re: How dare they!!!!1

Forgot your meds?

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Don't worry, I'm sure Google will fuck something up, issue a half arsed apology, promise to do better and then fuck something else up.

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Re: Ouchie

"telling us we're the best IT Department ever...until the next time. Repeat ad nauseam"

Got any jobs. A thank you once a decade would be an improvement.

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Apparently the One Drive issue is they modified the boot.ini and turned off /fastdetect. hence the time it's taking to come back online.

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What should password managers not do? Leak your passwords? What a great idea, LastPass

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Happy

My complex password is on a post-it note.

Beats both methods.

I'd do a joke icon, but it is actually better than both methods.

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Linux-using mates gone AWOL? Netflix just added Linux support

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Re: Interesting

He puts Slurp in every comment. It's as predictable and tedious M$ and CRApple.

He could post something really interesting and original, but soon as I see keywords like that, I just zone out.

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Outgoing HPE workers stripped of gym cards and cushy remnants

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Meh

We're lucky

We get gym membership that is more expensive than if you approach the gym direct.

We get a car discount that offers less than if you went to the dealership yourself and told them it's to expensive.

We can buy IT kit for a higher price than buying from most online retailers.

And errrr thats it.So if you had signed up and took these offers up, you'd be better of losing them.

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Hell freezes over: We wrote an El Reg chatbot using Microsoft's AI

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Re: First question

"but I bet it can chat undetected in the comments and forums of many a publication, "

If input = Windows, output = Windows10IsWorstThingever

If Input = Windows + Server, output = LinuxAnswerToEverythingIncludingWorldFamineAndWar

If Input = Linux, output = (Year)isYearOfDesktopLinuxAgain

If Input= IoT, output = shit.

That should cover most of it the basics.

Next script will be Android and Apple.

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Shine on, you crazy Eind minds: Boffins fire out 43Gbps infrared 'Wi-Fi'

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Re: Faster backups

"if you could get a CPU 5x as fast as what you have now, but had to give up your SSD and go back to a hard drive, unless you're an idiot, you'll keep your SSD."

So why did we develop SSD's surely a 7200rpm disk is way more than a consumer needs. You never need enterprise speeds of 15K

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Re: There's no consumer use case for this

"We have maxed out the input our senses can handle with high quality streaming video, and even Blu Ray quality 4K is only 100 Mbi"

If you want heavy compression thats fine.

HDMI 2.0 allows 4K (lets ignore 8k) spec'd at 17.6Gb/s.

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Re: Er???? What about that thing in the sky?

Actually from bitter experience (see earlier post), the sun can really screw up IR comms.

It got to the stage we could predict when the network link would fail because the sun would be rising in the line of sight.

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Re: Radical new idea

We had IR comms before.

It's amazing how the sun rising in the morning can really balls things up...along with pigeons, leaves and people changing the street lights on a cherry picker.

If the link ever went down, it was standard practice to get on the roof with a pair of binoculars and see what was in the way.

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Google promises policy review after several big brands pull YouTube ads

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What a suprise.

...the only way to get them to do anything is to deny them money.

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Linux, not Microsoft, the real winner of Windows Server on ARM

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I presume the authour knows....

...that Windows Desktop on Arm is already gearing up...and it runs the "normal" version of windows.

I presume the server version, for at least the short term, will be very similar.

https://www.qualcomm.com/news/snapdragon/2016/12/07/windows-10-powered-snapdragon

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Re: Funniest Thing I've read today

Just curious what applications those servers were running.

In our environment, both internal and customer facing, about the same numbers, we're about 75% Windows.

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Effort to fire Euro Patent Office president beaten back – again

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Why not work around the issue

The EU (or whoever funds this ramshackle department) withdrawals funding for the European Patents Office and instead gives it to the newly founded Patent Office of Europe?

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McDonalds India's delivery app was a golden honeypot

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Re: Slurpage

Oh no, someone wanted something in return for providing a service.

"Open" simply means you don't need the wireless key, you can still whack a captive portal in the way,

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Joke

See....

...that's what happens when you outsource your IT to the USA.

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US military's latest toy set: Record-breaking laser death star, er, truck

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Re: Slow moving targets only

Fast moving targets shouldn't be a problem so long as they are coming at you.

Take a missile at say mach 5, and the range of this laser, the chances are it will be slamming into it's target well before it's got warm.

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Lyft drops $27m on the table to make annoying driver lawsuit go away

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I would also presume your dad was licensed by the local council and the taxi / minicab firm paid it's taxes.

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A router with a fear of heights? Yup. It's a thing

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Do you find issues with the pressure changes when the launch doors open? It's causing me no end of grief.

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Gov.UK pulls plug on its YouTube ads amid extremism concerns

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Wow....

He noted that last year, the firm removed 2 billion "bad ads" from its systems, removed over 100,000 publishers from its AdSense programme.

You could, y'know, pre-vet advertisers, maybe that would help?

Crazy I know.

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Shameless crooks fling Star Trek-themed ransomware at world

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Joke

Trace the crooks...

..IT nerdlings obsessed with Star Trek can't be that common, surely?

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Google borks its Drive Windows app – after pushing out unfinished buggy version to public

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Re: What to use?

On what desktop platform is Google planning to provide a reasonable experience for Drive? RiscOS?

ChromeOS of course silly.

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Microsoft kills Windows Vista on April 11: No security patches, no hot fixes, no support, nada

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Re: ME Hated?

ystem Restore was poorly implemented and would often back-up viruses and then restore them to your system if you used it.

It was worse than that. You could wipe a virus, but they used to bury themselves in system restore. Upon reboot, the virus would pop back out again.

It became standard to turn off system restore, before wiping a machine of malware.

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Be our Guetzli, says Google, to make beastly JPEGs beautifully small

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There are two slow downs....

1. Images that are massive in size (e.g. 5000x4000) then they just resize the image on the page, instead of shrinking the image beforehane.

2. The biggest slowdown? Adverts.

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Spammy Google Home spouts audio ads without warning – now throw yours in the trash

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Re: Google can......

Can I recommend visiting Ann Summers, just past Costa Coffee? Costa are currently offering a 10% discount for visitors willing to show their 14" Black Mamba in action.

Rated 2 out of 5 stars by one user in 2014.

Opening times are.....

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Barrister fined after idiot husband slings unencrypted client data onto the internet

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Re: £1,000 fine

£1,000, I think that's about a 15 minute phone call with their junior assistant.

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Hyper-V guest escape, drive-by PDF pwnage, Office holes, SMB flaws – and more now patched

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Re: Pretty sad

Show me a mainstream browser that is secure.

More secure != Secure

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Headphone batteries flame out mid-flight, ignite new Li-Ion fears

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Re: Recall?

Because you don't recall every car, because a Ford Focus has a fuel pump issue.

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Re: Water

I guess they could of waited until they land to get the appropriate fire fighting equipment.

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Re: I'm putting a bet....

Only reason I say wiring (or circuit components)

"because there was still sparking and “small amounts of fire”"

I may be wrong, but I wouldn't expect sparking from a battery issue.

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I'm putting a bet....

..on it being nothing to do with the batteries, but cheap arse nasty wiring.

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US Marine Corps chiefs declare WAR on stolen sex snap sharing scum

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Re: Digital is forever

but you can give those responsible the sack.

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Apple accused of counter-revolutionary pricing in Russia

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Good...

...that is all.

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Cybercriminals getting as good as nation state spies – report

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Or simply kill a large segment of the power network and only offer to restore it on payment of a huge ransom.

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