* Posts by Anonymous South African Coward

1896 posts • joined 6 Jan 2010

Amazon yanks SimCity download from store

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DOSBox + Simcity Classic.

Twenty classic arcade games

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Hall of the Things (ZX Spectrum)

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What about Sinistar?

"Beware, I live!"

Truck-maker CAT flogs smartphone spawn to butter-fingered fondlers

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Isn't 512Mb RAM a little on the skimpy side?

iOS 6.x hack allows personal data export, free calls

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Re: But the question I want answering is

Most probably a bored Windows sysadmin, not having any work to do...

Traceroute reveals Star Wars Episode IV 'crawl' text

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Excellent

Well done. :)

Now... about that rickroll...

Nipper's toy train enjoys journey to edge of SPAAAAACE

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Excellent video and all that :) Especially the animations.

Hope the wee Sir will remember this for a long time to come :)

US court ungags Yelp reviewer who dissed builder

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People should welcome negative comments posted truthfully as these will help them to offer a better service to the customer.

Any companies putting up blinkers when it comes to negative comments, deserve epic failure.

Of course, honesty is required when posting anything negative. If you had a bad experience, do post it, but don't embellish and make things up.

MEGAGRAPH: 1983's UK home computer chart toppers

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48k Speccy

Also had one of these, and it was good :)

Great to see it was the favourite in 1983, although the chart (and its myriad colors) is a bit hard to follow. Maybe something interactive (a graph which "lights" up when you hover (or mousturbates) your mouse over a certain computer...

Is it possible to plot the demise of a couple of these favourites all the way from 1983 up until 1988?

Author of '80s classic The Hobbit didn't know game was a hit

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Hobbit remake for PC

Hi All

http://monalisa.web44.net/

You can get the PC remake for The Hobbit at the above link.

Enjoy! :)

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Re: wait

Gollum start asking you riddles

Heh, this also take me back. Was one of the best (and frustrating) adventure games I've had... :)

Will introduce my kids to it.

Why Google and Amazon could end up cooking their own chips

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History repeating itself?

IBM tried to lock out other vendors from its mainframe biz back then.

Microsoft also tried to lock out other vendors from Windows (most notably Word/Excel competitors).

Should be interesting to see what happens going forward...

Fukushima operator feared shutdown if risks revealed

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And nuclear power is safe?

Sure is - if you can get rid of the human factor. Which is next to impossible.

RIP Psion PLC: You're with Motorola now

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Lucky guys, all of you... *mutter*

Never had a chance of owning (or using) any of those early devices, but it is understandable that those just *works* unlike today's hi-tech gimmickry gadgets which tend to give issues whether these be battery life, wifi (yes, I'm pointing at iOS6 specifically) or just plain usefulness.

Had the 48k ZX Spectrum though, does it count? :D

Seems that old-tech still have the upper hand regarding reliability and usefulness over today's fancy bling.

On my way to play Manic Miner and Horace in the Park.

NZ bloke gets eel stuck up jacksie

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Eel pie, anybody?

By the by, this reminded me of this :

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2001/02/14/woman_gets_mobile_phone_stuck/

Microsoft drives German patent tank into Google's front room

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And...

...patents do blow donkey balls.

High time to scrap the whole kaboodle and Redo From Start.

I'm getting tired of hearing of Y suing Z because of X and A ... BLEH!!!

Apple wins second round of Samsung patent slugfest

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Re: lol i just hate every IT company equally.

Welcome to the club - wish I can just quit IT totally.

But I can't - it's my bread and butter.

Getting my jacket as I'm outta here.

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What will happen should Samsung be banned from doing sales in the US of A?

Supposedly Samsung is banned from doing business in the US of A?

What will happen then?

Interesting Times springs to mind.

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Appletards

Sounds like a nom nom nom recipe, anybody got the recipe details?

It'll probably involve some Sauce of Samsung and so on ...

Ubisoft assassinates Uplay flaw, denies DRM rootkit

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DRM vs DRM-free

Is there any advantage to be had by including (or forcing) DRM with your software? You do need to pay for DRM development etc, and to counter any bugs/hacks/cracks as they appear.

Or do you rely on people's goodwill not to copy/pirate your stuff and leave DRM out? No need to pay any extra for DRM development etc...

Microsoft takes on tablets with keyboard-equipped Surface

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Hardware looks good... software?

I'm usually anti-M$, but this do look good.

Except for the software, that is.

Any idea if it can be rooted with [insert Linux distro here]?

Space FIREBALL over Blighty sparks hunt for rich meteorite

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Day...

...of the Triffids, anybody?

Now Proview seeks ban on ALL iPads coming out of China

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Successfull trolling...

...will be rewarded with a lot of moola...

Interesting times for Apple.

Students busted for hacking computers, changing grades

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WarGames (1983)

Remember that movie - when you can log in with only an username, no password...

They should do a remake of that movie :)

RIM demos PlayBook OS2

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Does it come bundled...

...with Neko?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neko_%28computer_program%29

NetApp will jack up disk prices next month

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Luuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurv

Love is in the air with higher HDD prices... NOT.

Bring on cheaper SSD's... and pronto!

Gonna leave IT for some other non-IT job soon...

BOFH: The Explosive Christmas Evacuation

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...is when the greedy fat porkers decided to cut out people they deem redundant in order to line their nasty pocketses... After all, there's other people left to take up the extra work...

I'm leaving for greener pastures, where there's no fat oinkers oinking for my money... (I wish...)

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Crêpe Suzette

What about these? They do flame as well... :trollface:

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To all fellow BOFH's

May you have a most Enjoyable Time, Be Safe, and See the New Year in with much cheer and goodwill.

See you all in 2012... trusting that you've snaffled The Bossly Unit's Ark tickets some way or the other... :trollface:

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Flaming tats

I taut I taw a flaming puddy tat

Mozambique menaced by flesh-eating bananas

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Bananas

is good for you.

Any phallic jokes?

Apple's iPad not so shiny once you get it home

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"...61 per cent said they were just too busy to fondle their slab"

I just love El Reg's "fondleslab" moniker :D

Also got one - but use it at home after work. It is the model with both 3G and wifi.

Prefer it above a cellphone as it's got a larger screen for emails and IM.

/goes off to fondle the slab

Where are all the decent handheld scribbling tools?

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Ne'er-do-wells

And make it as unattractive as possible so ne'er-do-wells won't take your clickety-clack fondleslab with them when you're not looking....

Red Hat engineer renews attack on Windows 8-certified secure boot

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Resistance...

...is Futile. Prepare to be Billywindowsed.

Getting my jacket, want to get out of this mess of IT.

Chinese bloke gets eel lodged up todger

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Penis, meet eel

Soon to be made into a horror flick a la Human Centipede 2?

Now where's the sick icon?

I'm outta here.

Isolated human genes can be patented, US court rules

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What a load of...

fresh bull fertilizer.

I'm getting off this planet at the first opportunity.

Dawn creeps closer to Clanger homeworld Vesta

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logo...

...turn the image by 180 degrees

then the grooves will look like the 'f' for facebook

I'm outta here now...

Post Office banking collapses in computer fail

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Technolgy...

...is wonderful.

Prevents you access to funds when you need to purchase food, fuel, whatever.

Deletes your email and all online data when you're not looking.

Oh, we're talking about Simon here...

I'll leave quietly.

Koreans produce $3m glow-in-the-dark dog

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Poo

Does this dog's poo also glow?

Money to be made!

RUPERT MURDOCH HIT BY PIE

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Pie

The Bill Gates one is so much better.

This one's a damp squib - you can't see anything worth seeing, just people getting excited for some reason.

Cisco doubles Catalyst Ethernet ports to 60 watts of juicy juice

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Qualitay

Beautiful - the three posts above just made my day

Time to off to the bar for a beer...

Mine's the one with the air freshner.

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PoEP

It means fart in Afrikaans.

Gonna have a lot of fun here in SA with that acronym

Judge rules against firm that lost $345k to bank trojan

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Access log history

...should be kept for at least 5 years or so.

It is the client's responsibility to ensure the PC's used by the finances/procurement departments does not have any nassssty malwaresesss on.

Also, client's responsible for the security of their passwords/logins for their bank accounts/etc. As soon as one account is lost/compromised, then that must be followed up on with password resets etc for all accounts.

Bank's responsibility is to set up some intelligent application which "learns" the company's normal day-to-day expenses, and should any large sum be requested out of the blue, then said intelligent app will pause and flag said transaction before it is allowed to proceed. Same goes for small amounts beign transferred into unknown accounts - pause these for review before proceeding.

And last, but not least, train the beancounters on the dangers of phising and spear phishing - these two activities will get nastier and sneakier as time goes by.

Skype hangs up on users yet again

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Skype outage

Pretoria, South Africa.

On both Linux and Windows.

Bah, humbug.

Chicago lawyer deploys distractionary dumplings

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FAIL

Bored pic is...

...bored. *Yawn*

Expected a better peektur with lots of cleavage.

Fail.

Endeavour 'nauts in epic ISS spacewalk

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Paris Hilton

Paris in space...

Send up Paris2 with a couple of hard drive magnets for debris collection in space...

Rapture postponed as world inexplicably fails to end

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Sola Scriptura

They obviously havent tried to back up their theory with Scripture.

Now a lot of people got egg on their face, no money and no jobs. Lovely.

Glass aeroplanes and iPads on the way, say boffins

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Glass metal desks

...will make fapping in the workplace much harder...

my dirty mind and I go to wonderful places...

CNET sued for giving kids LimeWire

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Never will let you go...

It's like the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lernaean_Hydra - one head get lopped off, two grow in its place.

Piracy/copying/file sharing will never stop. They'll just find new ways and means...

...resulting in more restrictive DRM junk getting bundled with software/etc

Sony implicates Anonymous in PlayStation Network hack

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IT is starting to become a drag...

No matter how good your security, there will be ways and means to find loopholes.

I want out of IT. Preferably a job where I don't need to babysit winders servers anymore...

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