* Posts by cosymart

345 posts • joined 23 Jan 2010

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Carving up the IT contract behind £500bn of annual tax collection is a very risky move

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FAIL

Oh Hell

A government IT project that works and works well and is now being changed, this bodes well! Where do I book for tickets to be a fly on the wall at the various crisis meetings in 5 years time? :-)

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Blighty's nuclear deterrent will get a software upgrade amid cyber-war fears

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Mushroom

Photos or it Didn't Happen :-)

Have a look at some videos :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uljVI4m5e3c

The icon seemed somehow appropriate :-)

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Govt: Citizens, we know you want 10Mbps. This is the last broadband scheme for that

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Happy

A "puss paw" speed :-)

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Web ads are reading my keystrokes and I can’t even spel propperlie

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Stop

Re: Damn

Running an Ad-blocker?

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Flying Scotsman attacked by drone

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Meh

Lester

"I'm getting old and cynical" = I am older and even more cynical :-)

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Flash – aaah-aarrgh! Patch now as hackers exploit fresh holes

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Megaphone

I just stopped it!

Bloody ***!! MacAfee hidden tick thing!!!

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EE-gad! Orange webmail cut off in Blighty outage

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Meh

Re: myee is down now

Why are you posting a sensible comment? This is The Register not BBC letters. Get a grip man, this is a test to prepare you for when BT takes over.

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cosymart
Trollface

Alternative

So, who do you recommend? AOL?

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When asked 'What's a .CNT file?' there's a polite way to answer

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Happy

Re: What do people do when their computer breaks?

Keep the guy in the little computer repair shop in town in business. I think he is looking to retire as he has started to sell Linux Mint pre-installed.

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Microsoft quits giving us the silent treatment on Windows 10 updates

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Re: Question...

Why not buy a camera?

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Anyone using M-DISC to archive snaps?

cosymart

Re: Data =/= Information

As data is refreshed, copied etc. does the metadata/exif data get lost?

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cosymart
Childcatcher

The Only Way

Print using high quality inks on archival quality paper. Store in archival boxes in a fireproof facility. The only way to ensure readability by your children's children in X+ years time.

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Philae's phinal phling: Germans made weekend spin-up attempt

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Trollface

Re: I mean what is the point

Shush, don't feed the troll.

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Spanish village mounts Playmobil extravaganza

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Holmes

Cat

They even managed to get Schroedinger's cat to play a bit part in the Elvis scene :-)

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VTech's Android tablet for kids 'hopelessly insecure'

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FAIL

What?

It's cheap crap - why would anyone expect it to be secure? It's only redeeming point is that being so crap it won't last that long so will end up as landfill long before anyone gets chance to do anything meaningful with it.

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Millions of families hit in toymaker VTech hack – including 200,000+ kids

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Devil

Naff

It can't be just me but I take one look at these toys and equate them to naff over priced tat and run a mile.

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Lights, power, action! Smartplugs with a twist

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Happy

Re: Why?

Tell that to the inventor of the TV remote :-)

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Your taxes at work: Three hours driving to turn on politician's PC

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FAIL

Re: Really - there wasn't a cleaner or anyone else in the building...

Why are there handles on doors that need to be pushed?

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World panics, children cry, workers sigh ... Facebook.com TITSUP

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Thumb Up

We don't have them here....

911 operators that is.... 999 yes, and what lovely bunch they are (never know when you might need one)

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Robber loses heist case after 'evil twin' defence, gets 60 years

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Re: Not completely mad

Yes I have one like that, keeps drinking my beer :-(

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SPOOKY new Pluto snaps will make the HAIR RISE on the back of your neck

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Boffin

Re: Cool set of images.

So which relative orbit would you put the relay station in? There would be times when the relay station could be further away distance wise than Earth. Might need more than one :-)

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Doctor Who storms back in fine form with Season 9 opener The Magician's Apprentice

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Happy

Fan-Tast-Ic!!!!

What more is there to say. It had the lot... Daleks, snakes, more aliens than you could throw a sonic screwdriver at, Missy, Clara, Exterminations and exploding Tardis. :-D

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Reg Xmas lectures tackle transhumanism, driverless cars and life as a hostage

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Megaphone

Why not

Use technology....you know the stuff that most of Reg readers use every day. By all means have your lecture in London but also have it piped to other venues around the UK. Most conference centres have smallish rooms with interactive facilities. Come on Reg show how it can and should be done!

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Doctor Who returns to our screens next week – so, WHO is the worst Time Lord of them all?

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Meh

John - Wurzell Gummage - Pertwee

Played the whole thing as himself, couldn't act his way out of a paper bag.

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Brassiere belays boob-bound bullet, begetting bruised breastbone

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Childcatcher

Who knew that heavy metal could be so interesting....:-)

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Rock reboot and the Welsh windy wonder: Centre for Alternative Technology

cosymart
FAIL

Good Grub!!

Your definition of good grub is very different to mine - veggie cafe :-( Yet when I was there a few years back one of the sustainable ideas was a small holding with pigs and chickens.... but the "produce" was not sold in the shops or cafe, most strange.

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Google reveals OnHub WiFi router, complete with GLOWING RING

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Unhappy

Re: Why?

The speal chucker :-(

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Re: GPS and Assist

A tosser icon would be of more use here!

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cosymart
Boffin

Re: Lights

Have some gaffer tape and boogie in the dark :-)

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cosymart
FAIL

Why?

I suspect that 90% of homes on broadband have a duel modem-router which functions perfectly well. Why would I or anyone else need another router?

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Sengled lightbulb speakers: The best worst stereo on Earth

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Holmes

Re: Bluetooth can be a temperamental bugger..

The only conclusion that I can come to having the limited data available is this: You have a solid bone head. That will be £1,000.00 consultation fee.

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Wait, STOP: Are you installing Windows 10 or RANSOMWARE?

cosymart
Headmaster

Re: The clock is ticking

You spelt c***ts incorrectly :-)

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Microsoft's certification exams: So easy, a child of six could pass them. Literally

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Facepalm

@ John 104 - I cannot work out if you are trolling or a genuine proud parent. I will assume the latter.

I cannot work out why you think that looking at "cool stuff" is in anyway a preparation for a career in aerospace or mechanical engineering?

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Range Rover Sport: Like a cathedral on wheels, only with comfier pews

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Headmaster

Re: You also cannot take it over Marlow Bridge (even if you're a Yummy Mummy)

@ s.pam <Pedant Mode>The Sherman is a WWII Tank and weighed 30Tonnes. </Pedant Mode>

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The Apple Watch: Throbbing strap-on with a knurled knob

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FAIL

So

If you purchased a normal watch for £339 and lets say the calendar didn't do leap years you would quite rightly take it back for a refund. Why is this for some reason different? It isn't a finished product, not fit for purpose so take it back and ask for refund.

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DTS announces DTS:X – sparks object-based audio war with Dolby

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Facepalm

Re: 2 @cosymart

Me trolling.... Honest comment guv. That Quad system is the same age as I am, good grief are you telling me that I have to get a 60+ years old system to get decent mono. Who's trolling who here?

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cosymart
Happy

Re: 2

As someone who is deaf in one ear, and always has been I find this talk interesting. I would dearly love to get a decent mono system :-)

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What's Meg Whitman fussing over: The fate of HP ... or the font on a DISRUPTIVE new logo?

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WTF?

Joss Sticks

Wonder how many packs of joss sticks they got through? Always sad when people believe their own bullshit, do they think that people actually care?

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Is this what Windows XP's death throes look like?

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Interenal Systems

I was in my bank yesterday and all of their terminals are still running XP non of these ever go near the internet. I suspect that this scenario can be repeated in all banks and insitutions.

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Power, internet access knackered in London after exploding kit burps fire into capital's streets

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Happy

No Problem

Everything fine in the grey area between the grim north and the effluent south.

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Forum chat is like Clarkson punching you repeatedly in the face

cosymart
Headmaster

Re: Good riddance, I say

@ Bloakey1 - Their!!!! their, my good god it's THERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Grammar Nazi to the rescue. Damm good job I was around.

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Ark scoops £700m to host ALL UK.gov's data centre needs

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OJEU

OJEU - the Official Journal of the European Union. There you go.

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Hated smart meters likely to be 'a costly failure' – MPs

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Facepalm

SMART Meter For Business

The business I work for had an electricity SMART meter installed last November. Hurray! thought I, no more faffing about each month trying to take a reading in a dark cabinet. Contacted the supplier... "So, now that you have a SMART meter installed here you won't require monthly readings from us? Oh no we need those to continue for at least another year, as although we are rolling out these meters we don't have the software to interface it with our billing system." What!!!

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In assault on American values, Lockheed blasts pickup with raygun

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Megaphone

Re: @4ecks - If we can solve the power supply issue…

@ Graham Marsden

No just lots of people who wished that cyclists would read and obey the current highway code.

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Mushroom

Re: input vs. output

(Challenger Tank) And 120mm HESH & APDS shells! Not forgetting the 2 machine guns. Who needs a laser?

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HP Services engineer dispatch tool 'broken', say engineers

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Chickens coming home....

Let me get this right, there is a major IT company implementing a major internal IT solution that is slurping up funds and the target end date is slipping to the right. Why does this not surprise me, they are obviously using the same consultants as they foist on everyone else! Ha! :-)

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I, ROBOT ~ YOU, MORON. How else will automated news work?

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Facepalm

Re: The robots are amongst us

"What I'd like to find now is a sort of reverse Turing test, one which will tell the difference between a call centre agent and a badly programmed bot."

Simple, I can understand what a badly programmed bot is saying.

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In praise of China’s CROONING censors: Company songs NOW!

cosymart
WTF?

Don't

Don't give up your day job....on second thoughts this is your day job, oh dear.

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Big Data, empty bellies: How supermarkets tweak prices just for the sake of YOUR LOVE

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Re: individual pricing

For that you need Google Glass and access to your bank.

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Your gran and her cronies are 'embracing online banking' – study

cosymart
WTF?

POA is easy

Getting a POA was easy, just a matter of knowing a good solicitor. Getting my mothers bank, Halifax, to accept it and set up/change the accounts was worse than pulling teeth. At one branch when I presented the certified signed copy quote from the branch POA expert "I am sorry I can't accept a copy" me "why" him "because I need to feel it, to check it is real"....What!? I could go on....

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