* Posts by Paul Woodhouse

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Software update turned my display and mouse upside-down, says user

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Re: Now it can be told...

I do hope the batch file launched firefox first with

c:\progra~1\mozzil~1\firefox.exe "thedailymash.co.uk"

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Support team discovers 'official' vendor paper doesn't rob you blind

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Re: Common English words with very different meanings.....

His stockings are most likely large enough to jingle a few balls in....

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ISIS and Jack Daniel's: One of these things is not like the other

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Re: Ignorance knows no borders

actually can disagree with that, JD just make so much of the damn stuff that they can mix it to get the consistent taste, JD single barrel is just from barrels that when they do the tasting they decide have something a bit unique or really good about them so put them to one side instead of mixing them up with the rest, always worth a punt on a bottle of JD single barrel cos you never know quite what you'll get but you know it'll be good.

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Brit military wants a small-drone-killer system for £20m

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Re: Flock of Gulls

and of course it won't be senior staff or directors car parking spaces are anywhere near those chimneys will it?

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Re: Flock of Gulls

I actually read that as confused otter strapped to the underside of a cow first... was thinking that might make a large splash once it had completed its mission...

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BYOD might be a hipster honeypot but it's rarely worth the extra hassle

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aye, I'd come to this conclusion about 3 years ago IIRC... and with GDPR on the horizon my mind certainly ain't gonna change...

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Microsoft gives all staff a marked-up 'Employee Edition' of Satya Nadella's new book

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How thick is it?... just wondering how long they'll be able to put off buying Andrex at home now?

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Downloaded CCleaner lately? Oo, awks... it was stuffed with malware

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Been many years since I used CCleaner, I did used to but IIRC it may or may not have been responsible for b0rking a couple of machines I was trying to clean up, certainly didn't help them, what I tend to use now for cleaning is a combination of malwarebytes, autoruns and treesize for a basic cleanup will fire up process explorer if I'm suspicious of anything....

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think there's only one thing that can be said here....

FAIL

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Want to keep in contact with friends and family without having to sell your personal data?

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hmm, if you've somewhere with a static IP address, then you just need any old bit of crap to install some XMPP server on and jobs a good un...

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Mad scientist zaps himself to determine the power of electric eel shocks

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so the new Reg unit is going to be 3.9Watts = 1 eel

???

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HSBC biz banking crypto: The case of the vanishing green padlock and... what domain are we on again?

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sooo,..... not so much a FAIL as a bit of a cock up then...

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Scottish pensioners rage at Virgin cabinet blocking their view

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"and we now have no outlook at all."

Maybe thunderbird would work better on a Virgin connection....

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What's your flava? Ooo, tell me what's your flava... of Ubuntu

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hmm, think I'll be going with Mate, I like it on Mint on the odd occasion I've used mint, am I a heretic because I actually quite like unity though?

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Boffins prove oil and water CAN mix – if you do it in a gas giant

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Re: water has a 'dissolved gas' capacity

personally, I prefer a Kebab roll with extra chilli sauce on it washed down with a wee dram or something peaty...

kill or cure... s'always cured me so far...

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ASUS smoking hashes with 19-GPU, 24,000-core motherboard

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can you run mint on it?

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Uh oh, scientists know how those diamonds got in Uranus, and they're telling everyone!

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Re: " Last night on the loo I sure as hell was creating diamonds."

if carbonated beverage == beer

carbonated beverage > water

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Linux-loving lecturer 'lost' email, was actually confused by Outlook

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where was BOFH then?... after being promised it in the opening bumf of this article I got excited...

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The ultimate full English breakfast – have your SAY

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it actually works quite well :)

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the problem I have with Tea in the UK is that its cheap nasty crap swept up from the floor of the factory/farm buildings in India or China...

Go to Taiwan if you want a cup of tea, (don't bother getting a coffee over there though)

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I'm gonna get a few downvotes for this one I think....

Bacon, lots of Sausage, lots of Mushrooms, Scrambled Eggs, Fried Bread, splodge of Haggis stuff, Beans (yeah, bit of cheese melted into em is a good idea) Hash Brown...

Brown Sauce.

Black Pudding is an acceptable replacement for the Haggis.

and a pot of coffee that's strong enough to wake up a Frenchman...

non of this tea or tomatoes crap...

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Commentard Quizwall experiment ends with more quizzing than commenting

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Re: Quiz answers

You need to put a spoiler alert on that post...

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Good Lord: Former UK spy boss backs crypto

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hmmm... almost if we break encryption though, we know its done can have a good guess why and so does every bugger else, break the tool and it might be possible to keep quiet on exactly how it was done...

no guarantees of course and yeah, your showing its possible so someone else'll do it eventually...

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Revealed: The naughty tricks used by web ads to bypass blockers

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Re: Problems with Ad Blockers

Someone who actually uses IE and reads el Reg?

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Microsoft's Surface Pro 2017, unhinged: Luxury fondleslab that's good...

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Does it run Mint?

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A sarcasm detector bot? That sounds absolutely brilliant. Definitely

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what happens if you put:

"this is the bollocks" instead of just "this is bollocks"???

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Re: A massive market

yeah, the size of our cars...

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Another day, another British Airways systems screwup causes chaos

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Re: BA think they're competing with RyanAir

I actually don't mind RyanAir, flown with them a few times, as long as you do your research first so you know for example, that you'll be landing in Charleroi instead of Brussels and plan for that they are OK. They only do short haul and a couple of hours isn't bad, sure the constant trying to sell you extra's is a bit annoying but you can easily ignore it and of course they are cheap.

Certainly wouldn't want to fly them long haul though...

Then again, there's no bloody way I'd ever fly long haul again with BA either, also a bit of a shame as BMI baby actually used to be OK for short haul back in the day.

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Re: I feel sorry

You actually got good customer service from BA???

Not really sure I believe this story to be honest...

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Microsoft Surface laptop: Is this your MacBook Air replacement?

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will it run Mint?

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UK regulator set to ban ads depicting bumbling manchildren

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can't we just ban all ads?

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John McAfee plans to destroy Google. Details? Ummm...

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LOL, he's knuckling futts but he's not stoopid I don't think....

This could be interesting..

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Jodie Who-ttaker? The Doctor is in

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Brian Blessed playing Miss Marple??? Hell that sounds fucking fantastic, well be worth the price of the TV Licence...

Not sure if it'd be funnier if he did it in drag or not....

This should deffo be done...

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Presto crypto: IBM releases gruntier, faster Z14 mainframe

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can you play candy crush on it?

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UK.gov snaps on rubber gloves, prepares for mandatory porn checks

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Re: Fantastic use of Godwins law

heh, I'm looking forward to my lad being old enough to match wits with me and try and get past whatever filters/proxies/policies or the like I set up for the household network and computers. Will prob. be a learning experience for both of us.

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Re: Conjours up the image ...

was gonna say... I'm expecting to find that image and similar all over social media websites later today..

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When 'Saving The Internet' means 'Saving Crony Capitalism'

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Coffee/keyboard

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The whole thing is about as spontaneous as the Theresa May Joke Book.

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I need a new keyboard

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Microsoft boasted it had rebuilt Skype 'from the ground up'. Instead, it should have buried it

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sounds like you need to set yourself up an openfire server...

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Ex-NASA bod on Gwyneth Paltrow site's 'healing' stickers: 'Wow. What a load of BS'

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Re: High level spirit

Paul John is a good Indian whisky maker

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Ad 'urgently' seeks company to build national e-ID system

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Re: Enrolling children

mine needed it to go half way across the world to visit his Grandma :p...

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Migrating to Microsoft's cloud: What they won't tell you, what you need to know

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hmm, actually is it legal in the UK to use office365 to work on documents containing confidential client details?

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Re: Days?

<quote>250GB @ 100Mb/s is a smidgen under six hours. If you don't have an office internet connection at least that fast these days you're doing something very wrong.</quote>

Even if you have that and more, and you have the luxury of doing it all over a bank holiday weekend while the normal lusers aren't there to nick bandwidth, you'll have a bored IT Director or the like sitting in his office streaming porn while he's supposed to be 'keeping an eye on things'

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Hyperloop One teases idea of 50-minute London-Edinburgh ride

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Re: Um

Clunk-Click or your going to be sick....

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UK PM May's response to London terror attack: Time to 'regulate' internet companies

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Re: False flag policy

Can't see the DVLA on your list, sure they must be up there too...

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Amazon granted patent to put parachutes inside shipping labels

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hmm, I see this as being the final stage for delivery once they get their warehouses up in orbit with a huge line of cannons on the side for sending out the packages...

*shit*... think I've not had enough coffee yet today

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WannaCrypt: Pwnage is a fact of life but cleanup could and should be way easier

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dunno why you got a downvote for that... made me chuckle a bit...

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Re: Time Machine

and windows has VSS and previous versions... wannacry turned them off and deleted the previous versions as part of its payload.

if someone develops an equivalent for the Mac it'll most likely do the same thing.

personally, I'll advocate having something with plenty of redundant storage running backuppc on each site as a quick and dirty protection. its crap for backing up databases and things like PST files but its great at backing up documents.

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Imagine, if you will, that governments stood up clouds to enable cheap (or free) backups for critical industries. It's one possible solution to the realities that made WannaCry the international IT oopsie of the week. There are many more.

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MUHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

government controlled cloud/storage, what could possibly go wrong?

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Sons of IoT: Bikers hack Jeeps in auto theft spree

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Re: Alarms

aye, my 2003 3 series is the same...

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Last week: 'OpenVPN client is secure!'
This week: 'Unpatched bug in OpenVPN server'

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pfSense???

So I'm quite right in thinking that the pfSense implementation of oVPN isn't affected by this one then?

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