* Posts by illiad

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Expired cert... Really? #O2down meltdown shows we should fear bungles and bugs more than hackers

illiad

Re: Acronyms

what about ETLAs??? :P

Great Scott! Is nothing sacred? US movie-goers vote Back To The Future as most-wanted reboot

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what about Galactica?

YES, Galactica, where that main 'hunky man' was replaced by a woman?? thoughts please...

For BTF, the whole cast needs revamp.. sounds about as good as the ghostbuster revamp.. ONLY good as a 'comedy tribute'...

Mobile networks are killing Wi-Fi for speed around the world

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Re: Cost?

The confusion is that 4G is normally on cellphones, so linked to a cell plan - please give details about *how* you get your broadband... name, details etc :)

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2g is second generation, and of course the first cell phones were first generation!! (NO, NOT Gigahertz, idiot!!)

Do clarify, by NO 1g, do you just mean 'no service' or what??

Virgin Media? More like Virgin Meltdown: Brit broadband ISP falls over amid power drama

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Re: Backup

" pay an aerial fitter a few pounds" ???? NO!!! :( :( I asked them about that ( to changer my ancient one fro a new one, (around 50 quid for the aerial), they said 100 or more just to get on my roof on my small 2 up 2 down... :(

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Re: I'm still waiting

4 months and you still don't know how to use a spade???

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Re: No signal at all since February

sure would be nice if peeps said WHERE in the whole of UK they were!!!

I have also see posts from peeps in spain saying how good the net is....:P

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so tell me where else you can get 300Mbps or more around greater london ???

PLEASE, NO PROMISES, just *actually* active!!! :)

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Better our switch as provision for two CELL dongles, so it falls over to the THREE network..

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J.G.Harston

yes, they bought up NTHell, and all the other bad ones, took them a while to get them going properly...

They were going pretty well up to a few years ago, then liberty global bought them...

https://dealbook.nytimes.com/2013/02/05/liberty-global-in-talks-to-buy-virgin-media/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-21347814

when a MAJOR cable was cut by the local building site nearby my office, at least a low speed line was still maintained (BT would have calmly said 'no internet for a month', why my boss hates BT... )

a few months after that, though, we were exposed to the utterly clueless liberty global support staff.... :O

Don't get THAT personal, says personalised cards firm Moonpig. Dick pics. They mean dick pics

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caffeine addict - if by 'junk' you mean your dick, what would you say if your friend sent you a pic of HIS, and it is bigger, what would you say???? LOL

you can MAKE YOUR OWN... :) so if you are fired or deserted, it is then your OWN FAULT!! :):)

https://www.wikihow.com/Make-Photo-Mugs

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Re: "Large 'photo-paper' will do.."

It was about a congrats card - the PAPER ones are around 6" square... so you need to buy it large enough to make a decent card...

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Re: Moonpig are rubbish

andy gibson, I think your brain is not working properly... LOLOLOL

print out the GIF on your printer , it should work !!! :):):):)

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Get of your lazy ass and make it your self!! most printers will take good card to make them!!

Large 'photo-paper' will do..

Or don't BE a MUG, make your own one!! :D

just buy a good BLANK mug, and some 'transfer paper'... here is how... :)

https://www.wikihow.com/Make-Photo-Mugs

UKIP flogs latex love gloves: Because Brexit means Brexit

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Re: jesters shoes

https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=jesters-shoes

it refers to curling ones toes when you get off!... :)

Florence and the Machines: Data centers brace as hurricane smashes into US coast

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Re: I hate to say it

The problem seems to be that the gov is very slow and dumb, due to low motivation...

big corporations know that if disaster happens, they will lose billions, so make sure that does not happen.

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Re: Title...

haven't you heard of this???

https://youtu.be/PQZhN65vq9E

a fitting tribute I think..

NOW start thinking about your fav. band, beginning with G for the next one!! :)

How an augmented reality tourist guide tried to break my balls

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Re: Knot

I think Mrs D may have tried to alert him to the the 'adjuster' but he said 'stop fiddling' so left him to it, and secretly laughed at his pain...

Python joins movement to dump 'offensive' master, slave terms

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how about 'boss' , 'employee'

No, eight characters, some capital letters and numbers is not a good password policy

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Re: Password security check

the problem with Mtlhrw is that you CANNOT SEE what you are typing!!!

miskey, and you cannot get in..

Odd thing I find, is keyboards do not work so well on the login screen!!

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Re: XKCD example doesn't work for me.

well how about this system..

choose an easy to remember phrase eg bosisstupid

now add 4 letters/nums you can easily remember, that will be added to the above phrase..

eg jon5 bull nad4 , etc... that should give you enough different passwords.. :)

SD cards add PCIe and NVMe, hit 985 MB/sec and 128TB

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Re: No Wear Levelling hmmmmmm

It rather depends on the memory on the card, AFAIK the new tech has problems with over use..

Bloke sues Microsoft: Give me $600m – or my copy of Windows 7 back

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Re: Let's not overlook the obvious

yeah, 2 hours PLUS all the other hundreds of tweaks and small programs too, meaning most of a day...

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Re: Let's not overlook the obvious

He is too lazy to get a decent backup program..

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Re: Don't forget to sue them for time lost...

win7 source code??? If you have been following the apocryphally awful development of win10 from the start, you may have surmised that they junked it ALL (workers, code, etc, etc...), being sooo confident it was super fantastic, that they took **6 months** to realize that people hated it!!!

It seems they had to go back and recreate the good bits again from scratch... :(

Getty load of this: Google to kill off 'View image' button in search

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Re: Yay

you can get a FF/chrm plugin to restore the 'view image'... Or you can just 'right click' :) :)

It's 2018 and… wow, you're still using Firefox? All right then, patch these horrid bugs

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Re: It's 2018 and...

yes, the register is STILL 'telling it like it is' unlike 'auntie beeb' , that takes 5 or 6 days to realize 'spectre' is a thing.... :O

no stoopid chatter, just straight news.. :) :)

IF you WANT 'stoopid chatter' , well look for Alistair Dabbs.. :D :D

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Re: It's 2018 and best open source web browser?

yes, that is a VERY personal question... it depends what end of the geek/ normal scale you are on... :P :)

speed, speed, speed!!!

- Then you will be using something with almost NO functionality, just to prove you have the fastest...

Its MS, it must be good!! yea, keep believing the lies...

Its famous, industry standard, so managers say its ok to use it!

- yes, based on an **ancient** report (about FF 10 or summat???) that 'da management' have understood.. - so no moaning about 'unknown software, even though FF60 is awfully top heavy, and has a 'new' eg 'ruined', 'too new' app structure alienating all those app devs.. :/

I only keep the last good one (V52) for tesing and 'keep the boss happy'..

I use a good 'mozilla open source' version call Pale moon, that adds a good graphics engine, good functionality. and has even copied over most good old FF addons for use!

This is NOT for 'mad geeks', just for those who want a good browser like FF 20 used to be.. :)

France to lend Brexit Britain sore souvenir of Norman yoke – the Bayeux Tapestry

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we already have the bayeux tapestry at reading :)

well, the Victorian replica, any way..

Astroboffins say our Solar System could have – wait, stop, what... the US govt found UFOs?

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Re: So when we have proof that Aliens have been here...... FTL

Note it is not 'speed of light' , it is 'how do we Curve space (or make a 'stargate') easily, with a realistic amount of energy needed, and with the advanced navigation needed...' :)

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Re: Alien UFO's are Real - True / False...

I guess you haven't heard of the Torah, which the bible is only a small part of...

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STOP looking for UFOs, develop a better camera!

Then we can get proper pictures of whatever it really is...

sooo many frauds and mistaken IDs...

I will bet earth is like some violent towns, you tread carefully, trying not to attract attention, if you happen to find yourself there.. But then there are the youngsters, who know they are faster, so dare to freak out the poor earthers...

Intel puts security on the todo list, Tavis topples torrent tool, and more

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Th REAL question...

When is Intel going to produce HARDWARE with the 'problem' fixed?? :D

Meltdown, Spectre bug patch slowdown gets real – and what you can do about it

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Lots of time, lots of money lots of building space.... :/

ever wonder why there are only TWO mainstream CPU makers?????

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Re: Don't buy a new Intel based system for a while?

BUT!! AFAIK it affects AMD and apple too... : O : O

Beyond code PEBCAK lies KMACYOYO, PENCIL and PAFO

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Re: DILLIGAF

FTFRK: fingers too fat, replace keyboard.

KBBC Keyboard blocked by cat

Firefox 57: Good news? It's nippy. Bad news? It'll also trash your add-ons

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Re: "It'll also trash your add-ons"

so how do you stop FF force upgrading?? lots of hacks???

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Re: Richard 12

FF already has lost many, BUT... more clueless idiots sign up...

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Johnfen: there are other Moz based browsers.. :)

Pale moon is a good steady one, with a good forum, latest release is great, still running months old addons... :)

SSL spy boxes on your network getting you down? But wait, here's an IETF draft to fix that

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Re: I don't get it.

If you are using a managed network (active directory) and network managed antivirus, it gets more complicated (hey I'm no expert, the network guy does it.. :/) then when FB and twits decide to do some TLS, they(browsers, AV, whatev :( ) all stop authorizing them! Take the PC off domain, there is no problem...

Even some websites 'on domain' think there is an adblock / virus, etc - take it 'off domain' , no other changes, the same website sees NO problem..

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Re: "it works by essentially not trusting said equipment."

and

c) websites wanting to stop people by-passing their ads!

You may not have noticed, but 'superfast' broadband is available to 94% of Blighty

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Re: Great

The problem with '100M' is that many websites do not go that fast... :/

Even youtube limits its bandwidth to stop fast guys hogging it away from others!

Fast.com gives me a 'real speed' of about 80M, but speedtests give my 'headline speed' of around 150M..

EG most motorways you can go at 100 MPH, BUT ONLY if there is NO traffic!

with normal traffic, the speed is much less...

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Re: I assume Thinkbroadband are using the "can pay extra for fibre" definition of ("has access to"?

Well Thinkbroadband has is own odd view of it all. :/

I suggest you try ispreview.co.uk for a bit of a wider view...

Five ways Apple can fix the iPhone, but won't

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sound is as bad as '4k video'..

Enough already!! 'my 4k video looks great on my 5 in screen' LOLOL

TL DR, but what about *useful* things like Bluetooth file transfer out of the box?? I suppose you have an excuse for not having that which ALL other phones have??

- It means that a 20M file can be transferred to your friend mobile, *without* cost or knowing his number!

Hubble Space Telescope spies possibility of liquid water in TRAPPIST-1

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Re: @Pascal

** on earth ** ... but life may be found elsewhere, at much higher temperatures, where normally solid materials flow like water... :p

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Re: Nice Impression - do red skies have blue rivers?

hey, you cant expect the poor artists to do *everything* !!!

'Don't Google Google, Googling Google is wrong', says Google

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Re: Surely....

#put plenty of

# wordy comments in!!! :)

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Re: Don't "Google it"!

Yes.... google, you have got to that level of fame, stop moaning about grammar, and be proud that almost no-one says 'search the internet' anymore!! If bing had been as good and inclusive, superbly effective etc, we would use that word...

we all say 'sellotape' even though it usually a cheaper brand of adhesive tape!! same thing with Hoover, etc...

It's happening! Official retro Thinkpad lappy spotted in the wild

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Re: Indestructible

not even worth stealing then???? :)

May the excessive force be with you: Chap cuffed after Star Trek v Star Wars row turns bloody

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Re: In a fight over...

https://youtu.be/auwSYKzQDdc

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