* Posts by Baudwalk

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Horsemen of the disk-drive apocalypse will ride upon 256TB SSDs

Baudwalk

So for personal backup...

...of up to 5TB, what would you guys recommend?

* Buy a couple of USB3 HDDs?

* Get a tape drive and media (which tech)?

* Get a Blu-ray burner and some discs?

* Encrypt the stuff and push it to Amazon Glacier?

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Bonkers call to boycott Raspberry Pi Foundation over 'gay agenda'

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Re: And ther rest...

>>>You'd only notice that it is a woman doing the hugging if you notice the earrings.<<<

<fashion_pedant_mode>

Considering the many earring-wearing males around, that buttons on her jacket are on the left would probably be a better indicator.

</fashion_pedant_mode>

Anyhu, I'd forgotten I wanted to get my hands on that deliciously cheap Zero W for some LG^H^HBLE-tomfoolery.

Now, where's that credit card at?

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Windows 10 S forces Bing, Edge on your kids. If you don't like it, get Win10 Pro – Microsoft

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Re: A few thoughts of mine.

Exactly! I can only upvote once (and I tried).

The only Windows Store apps I have are a few casual games (e.g. Lara Croft GO).

Mostly just out of curiosity to compare them against the Android versions.

How has Win10S been made to run on low-spec anyway? I couldn’t find any concrete info.

When Windows 10 slowed to a crawl on my Celeron box with a spinning rust drive, and I couldn’t re-install the old W8 (with Bing) again, I had to put Debian on it. Flies like ****.

And at least with Wine and DOSbox, that runs the few old Win32 and DOS games I still like.

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Need the toilet? Wanna watch a video ad about erectile dysfunction?

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Talk of tech innovation is bullsh*t. Shut up and get the work done – says Linus Torvalds

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Git command line

>>> Lots of the advanced command and option combinations are incredibly complex and don't make that much sense, so I tend to cut and paste them from SO. <<<

Not done battle with ClearCase much then? >:-)

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CES 2017 roundup: The good, the bad, and the frankly bonkers

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Re: Project Valerie

>>>The Predator keyboard has correctly-shaped keys<<<

But look at the horribly offset space bar. *yuck*

So close to perfection...still so far.

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Hollywood offers Daniel Craig $150m to (slash wrists) play James Bond

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Miles Jupp...

...and his posh voice.

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My headset is reading my mind and talking behind my back

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Re: Yellow sunglasses after dark

>>>With yellow sunglasses I see better and don't get the stabbing pain in my eyeballs.<<<

Particularly when driving a convertible through a bug-swarm.

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Your 'intimate personal massager' – cough – is spying on you

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Have you had...

...a humourectomy by any chance?

>>>Assuming you are British (for the sake of argument) what if I choose to trawl thru some of the odder local laws in Britain? If I find anything questionable, may I laugh my arse off at "You stupid Brits"?<<<

Yes. Yes, of course you can.

Friendly piss-taking like that, is^W should be a basic human right.

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Lenovo scrambling to get a fix for BIOS vuln

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Re: Not Again!!! - Because ...

>>>As a side note the quality isn't as high as you'd think. I bought the yoga pro 2 <<<

That's why I went for the ThinkPad Yoga.

Bulkier, true, but (appearance of) vastly higher quality than the IdeaPad Yoga Pro.

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Baudwalk

Re: Not Again!!! - Because ...

... which other vendor makes anything as nice as Lenovo's ThinkPad Yoga line?

Serious question.

Looking around for a new machine for the Supreme Commanderess, the TP-Yoga seemed by far the most reassuring going by quality, finish, features and simple sturdiness in the sub €1000 segment.

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You can’t sit there, my IoT desk tells me

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Well, if that Gaze contraption was foisted on me...

... I'd have to put a controller on my chair, to make it automatically follow the desk's height.

Problem solved.

Ilva has a fairly nice, non-smart, electric desk in the same price range as the Refold cardboard thingie. (And with a considerably longer expected life-span.)

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Computerised stock management? Nah, let’s use walkie-talkies

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Not only the English...

...I'm Danish and have feet like Donald Duck.

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Look out, Windows Phone 8 users – yes, both of you – here's ... Windows 10 Mobile

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Glad to see...

...my mum's 630 is not on the list.

8.1 is a terrific phone OS, and very OAP-friendly for a smart phone.

10 may get there eventually, unless it's axed before then, but is still too rough around the edges, IMHO, and has lost a few of the little UI quirks (when compared to Android & iOS) that actually made it so bloody good in daily use.

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We're all really excited about new smartphones, laptops, tablets – said no one ever

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I wonder what overlap...

... there was between those who wanted VR headsets and those keen on drones.

That combination might be a fun (and expensive) toy.

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So why exactly are IT investors so utterly clueless?

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"Let RsWyp take the stain!" ...

... there, fixed it for you.

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PHONE me if you feel DIRTY: Yanks and 'Nadians wave bye-bye to magstripe

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"the Joliet-standard verbal password"

The Rock Ridge extensions were much more reliable.

But of course only worked on some systems (glass doors).

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Hilton hotels in credit-card-stealing malware infection scare

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Damn...

...that bed is a mess.

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Game CARTRIDGES make a comeback ... for smartmobes

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Great idea...

...because we're all so tired of buying and instantly downloading a game when we get a sudden urge.

Much better to wait for a cartridge in the post.

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Sparks and recreation: TomTom's stealth wearable success

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Looks like a variant...

...of their Runner watch.

As GPS watches go, a very nice budget choice, IMHO.

But I wouldn't recommend buying it on-line without testing it on your wrist.

The curve down to the D-pad didn't fit me. For that reason I went for Garmin's Vivoactive.

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BOFH: An architect and his own entirely avoidable downfall

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Keep fighting the good fight...

...nobody who does any actual work likes open plan offices.

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Neat but narky at times: Pebble Time colour e-paper watch

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How does the display compare to old school transflective LCD as seen on Garmin's Vivoactive?

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Windows Phone is like religion – it gets people when they are down

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My BB Bold 9900 was...

...replaced with a Lumia 630 when our IT department switched last year.

My first experience with WinPhone, it was a very positive surprise.

Going from the premium build quality of the 9900 to one of the cheaper Lumias was not a problem. The beating my phones sometimes get, the cheap looking, but extremely robust, Lumia 630 was actually a better fit for me.

Something about the UI appeals to me, and it ticks all my work features.

The built in calendar app is crap, but Chronos+ solves that, and is better than even Android's great Business Calendar 2 for displaying my schedule.

The app gap is substantial, and will be a deal breaker for many. But with mSecure and Simon Tatham's Puzzle Collection recently making their appearances, I'm covered and could easily make the switch from Android.

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Yes! It's DRONE PORN. And we don't mean shiny pics of UAVs

Baudwalk

I realise some guys love their gadgets...

... but the images "drone boning“ conjure up, make paper cuts seem mild. What with those propeller blades and all.

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iPhone user shamegasm: 'I beg of you', delete sex app from my purchase list

Baudwalk

Sit on my face...

and let my lips embrace you.

Or wasn't "SitOnMyFaceTime" a prompt to sing Monty Python songs?

It's always Monty Python time.

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Creepy battery-operated teddy bear sex toy..,sadly, this is for real

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I wonder...

... Is that bearly legal?

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Fanbois Apple-gasm as iPhone giant finally reveals WWDC lineup

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Apps for the phones of China

Sung to the tune of "Oil for the lamps of China".

Well, that's what my inner ear was imagining, anyhu.

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Minecraft players can now download Denmark – all of it – in 1:1 scale

Baudwalk
Paris Hilton

Baltic?

Even Paris is confused.

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'I was like, yea!' 5-year-old found his Xbox so easy to use, he hacked it

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Kristoffer Von Hassel...

...broke into computer networks for fun at the age of 5.

Sounds like Marvel's next Dr. Doom reboot.

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Nothing to sniff at: Dell Ultrabooks REEK OF CAT PEE, scream users

Baudwalk

Well, that's just taking the ....

Meow.

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Stallman's GNU at 30: The hippie OS that foresaw the rise of Apple - and is now trying to take it on

Baudwalk

>>> But Firefox’s Linux kernel, called Gonk, is licensed under an Apache and the Mozilla Public Licence (MPL) <<<

Surely the kernel itself still has to be under GPL.

Are you talking about some specific modules or user space extensions?

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Furious Stephen Fry blasts 'evil' Reg and 'TW*T' Orlowski

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Congrats, you've made the big time

And you're still my fave Unkind, Misogynistic Lesbian Online Publication.

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Another MYSTERY evacuation: Google UK empties swanky offices

Baudwalk

I realise Google are crap at anything to do with customer service...

... but I didn't know they were just as poor at informing their employees about why things go tits up.

I assume a reason will be given afterwards. Would not giving one even be legal, workplace regulations wise?

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Bottomless, unsatisfied Xbox widow cuffed after boyf flees nookie

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Coat

What's the problem?

>>>bit him on the left forearm, and grabbed his testicles and began to twist them<<<

Sounds like perfectly fine Sexy Times to me.

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Mobile RSS?

Baudwalk
Paris Hilton

Re: Mobile RSS?

OK.

Gave your newest Android app version a spin. Much better than the old one.

Dark theme: Big plus.

Wouldn't auto-launching the app, rather than the browser, be as simple as registering an intent for "http://go.theregister.com"?

If so, I'm kind of wondering why that's not already in the app.

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RIM ends Reg headline pun filth (and launches two new phones)

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I hope they make it

I'm not likely to leave the Android camp any time soon, but I'd like for them to become a credible third player. Or fourth, if Nokia survive.

Let's get some proper competition going again. And less of the ridiculous trench warfare between the two current combatants.

Fingers crossed icon?

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Mozilla to Adobe: PDFs don't need no more steenking plugins

Baudwalk

Re: What about the other way round?

Firefox on Android can.

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Torvalds: I want to be nice, and curse less, but it's just not in me

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Pirate

Hakkaa päälle!!!

The post is required, and must contain letters.

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Kick your computer... before it kicks you

Baudwalk

Bully!

>>> there has never been a better time to physically abuse a computer, since they are smaller and lighter then ever before.<<<

Where's the fun in that? That's just picking on those smaller than yourself.

Now, hitting a desktop or tower cabinet of old, could hurt you too. Much more sporting. The same for CRTs, like others have mentioned.

It was also a lot less expensive to thump a solid box like that. These wimpy notebooks we have now would break before any useful amount of aggressive energy had been spent.

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Apple pays up for stealing design from Swiss Railways

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Joke

Wilhelm Tell revisited?

Them Swiss do have it in for that particular fruit.

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Happy 20th Birthday, IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad

Baudwalk

Aww

That PC110 looks adorable. :-)

I wish manufacturers these days would make laptops with keyboards like the old ThinkPads.

It'd be worth a €100 premium.

Even Lenovo's (the best of the bunch by a mile) aren't quite as good.

And HP's current EliteBooks' are the worst yet.

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NASA working on faster-than-light drive capable of WARP TEN

Baudwalk

Re: Warp Ten is not 10x SOL

An African or European weasel?

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Baudwalk

>>>it would require a minimum amount of energy equivalent to completely annihilating the mass of the planet Jupiter<<<

Halliburton are said to be looking into it.

>>>if it were mishandled - would explode with a force of some 17,000 megatons, equivalent to several global nuclear wars all in one<<<

With Enron as equal partner.

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Acer Iconia Tab A700 32GB HD Android tablet review

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Oh, matron!

>>>a very pleasant to the touch dimpled behind<<<

And a ring interface too?

(Yes, I have been hitting the spiked cough syrup. Got a runny nose.)

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All you need to know about nano SIMs - before they are EXTERMINATED

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I'll have you know...

... some of us are old enough to know the "credit-card-sized monster" as the traditional SIM.

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Health minister warns ISPs: Block suicide websites or face regulation

Baudwalk
Flame

Problematic on so many levels

Freedom of speech.

Freedom of information.

Freedom of self determination.

Freedom of self termination.

...

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Thanks ever so much Java, for that biz-wide rootkit infection

Baudwalk

Re: @ Trevor_Pott

>>> 1) My wife, close friends and selected coworkers. <<<

I take it She Who Must Be Obeyed doesn't read the Register. Not giving her the top spot on her own.

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Leaked Genius Bar manual shows Apple's smooth seductions

Baudwalk

Urrgh

I feel dirty^Wunclean^in a non-optimal sanitary state after reading that.

Not that Apple are unique in employing projectile vomiting^W^Whigh velocity emission inducing sales techniques.

How ever much I wish they were.

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Bogus Android markets seized in FBI software crackdown

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With the low prices for the vast majority of mobile apps...

...why on Dawkins' green earth do people bother with these (possibly malware-infested) sites?

With DVDs I can understand feeling pissed off at those annoying, over the top, unskippable pieces of shite^Wpropaganda the b'stards force upon paying customers. But Android apps?

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Processor pioneer Victor Poor dies of cancer at 79

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Stop

I realise it's inevitable...

...that these are the very years that quite a few of the pioneers of the tech industry are going to expire, but I can't say I'm happy about it.

R.I.P.

"Personally, I don’t endorse the notion of mortality." -- Kinsey Millhone

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