* Posts by illiad

1000 posts • joined 6 May 2010


Openreach to heap faster broadband on UK's media-heavy hubs


ooop north....

I dunno about 'up north' but down in Surrey and Middlesex the boundaries tend to vary whether you are talking about council borders, parish borders or 'postal sorting office' districts..

This is further confused by a large borough taking the name of a town within it..

the worst is the 'laziness' of people calling a HUGE borough like

'London Borough of Richmond Upon Thames' *just* 'Richmond' when referring to a small town within it..

(LBRUT is more than 22 sq miles in area, and about 40 miles end to end!)

More confusion when people turn up to Richmond station, and are then told they meant Ham, a small town near Kingston!!

And of course there some companies say they are in 'London' for snob value..


Are you sure your disc drive has stopped rotating, or are you just ignoring the messages?


Re: I can believe it!

.... and my workplace has got a **dishwasher** with hundreds of notices to say use it, I AM HERE, etc..

and still dirt stuff is left on the counter, right next to the sink..

My 2019 resolution? Not to buy any of THIS rubbish


Re: Might I add...

"half-baked solution for the W10 problem" ??

give it another try, and you can win an award for vagueness... :) :)

I do believe ubuntu solved it...

It's 2019, the year Blade Runner takes place: I can has flying cars?


Re: "the touchscreen has entertainment value but isn't great for precise picture edits"

yes, the only good use of touch screens is in very basic things like Santander ATMs..

Yet another mega-leak: 100 million Quora accounts compromised by system invaders


Re: Quora?

It looks like qu*ra will search your PC for any cookies set by sites like FB, GM**L, etc...

get a good cookie manager!

A few reasons why cops haven't immediately shot down London Gatwick airport drone menace


the problem with banning something is that the black market will provide it...:/


Re: Somewhere, deep in space, three hundred years hence...

Has no one seen 'mars attacks' ???

a scientist makes a machine that translates their 'neek neek' sounds to mean 'peace' - hilarity and death follows!!! :D :D

John Williams music could be translated as a threat of war.... :P :D

Is Google purposefully breaking Microsoft, Apple browsers on its websites? Some insiders are confident it is


Re: Brittle software?

A lot of this 'no access' is demanded by the phone companies and sellers - they have difficulty enough from 'simple people' having problems.. that is why many go apple, due to being 'fashion victims'..


Most universities DO NOT have the cash - and most likely the people in charge have no clue either, with the IT dept having no right to do 'proper' things, due to policy made by managers!!


Re: Brittle software?

there has been 'modifiable code' since BEFORE chrome..

just look for a strange http sequence hidden in quotes or comments!!


Re: support Mozilla

try pale moon - you may find it better than waterfox etc... :)

if you cannot be bothered to look, here are the main features..

Optimized for modern processors

Based on our own optimized layout engine (Goanna)

Safe: forked from mature Mozilla code and regularly updated

Secure: Additional security features and security-aware development

Supported by our user community, and fully non-profit

Familiar, efficient, fully customizable interface

Support for full themes: total freedom over any element's design

Support for easily-created lightweight themes (skins)

Smooth and speedy page drawing and script processing

Increased stability: experience fewer browser crashes

Support for many Firefox extensions

Support for a growing number of Pale Moon exclusive extensions

Extensive and growing support for existing web standards

Many customization and configuration options

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


Re: Acronyms

what about ETLAs??? :P

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


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


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 :)


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


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... :(


Re: I'm still waiting

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


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


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

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


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



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...



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


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!! :):)



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...


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 !!! :):):):)


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... :)


UKIP flogs latex love gloves: Because Brexit means Brexit


Re: 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


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.


Re: Title...

haven't you heard of this???


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


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


how about 'boss' , 'employee'

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


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!!


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


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


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...


Re: Let's not overlook the obvious

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


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


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


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


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


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?


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...' :)


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...


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


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


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

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


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

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




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


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

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


Re: Richard 12

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


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... :)


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