* Posts by chivo243

2306 posts • joined 10 May 2010

Microsoft president exits US govt's digital advisory board as tech leaders quit over Trump

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The rats, the rats!

Don't they usually abandon a sinking ship? This is only one symptom of the rot that is permeating American Corporate Politics. Sad really.

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Drive-thru drive-by at McDs after ice cream no-show, say cops

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Sundae Morning Coming Down?

Needs ice cream on Sunday morning? Must have been really *high*

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Linux-loving lecturer 'lost' email, was actually confused by Outlook

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Same old story, same old song and dance

I've been ripped up one side down the other. I couldn't get a word in edgewise. When the steam stopped coming out of a D levels ears, I finally got to say "please show me the issue." After moments of furrowed brow and teeth sucking, it appeared that there was no issue. Everything was as I left it and still intact. I didn't receive an apology, or a thank you...

Pint as it's behind me and it's Friday!

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Don't panic, Chicago, but an AWS S3 config blunder exposed 1.8 million voter records

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Re: It's Chicago - they all voted for Hilllary

As a native of the Chicago area, I will just say when it comes to politics -

"There are no mistakes."

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I say, BING DONG! Microsoft's search engine literally cocks up on front page for hours

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I could only see the sandy triangle as a possible bikini part, who has eyes good enough to see a couple of squiggles that might look like some guy's junk.

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Cloudflare: We dumped Daily Stormer not because they're Nazis but because they said we love Nazis

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isn't there a limitation

as to how how much you can say before you're inciting criminal behavior and therefore breaking a law?

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Web-enabled vibrator class action put to bed

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Re: Users e-mails?

What's this about your ex's can now? Photos? Hmmmm...

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Strip club selfie bloke's accidental discharge gets him 6 years in clink

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not enough Xanax?

"I didn’t know it was going to go off."

Please... a loaded guy with a loaded gun. Let your imagination run away with this one.

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Are Asimov's laws enough to stop AI stomping humanity?

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Didn't somebody say "eat the rich?"

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US prosecutors demand data to unmask every visitor to anti-Trump protest website

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...simply passed by the site.

Oops, I was looking for a J-20 Klingon Disruptor and mistakenly visited this site... Just don't ask what I want the Klingon Disruptor for... ;-}

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Ancient IETF 'teapot' gag preserved for posterity as a standard

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Re: If you've ever

@redpawn

+1

How timely, just speaking about this 'coffee' in the tea and how horrible it is. It happened to me a few years back, and it was only a couple of drops of coffee. I once had to get hot water out of a coffee machine that dripped the previous coffee into my hot water...

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World's largest private submarine in mystery sink accident

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So...

There is something rotten in Denmark?

And as for the iconic shape of a submarine... I've flushed better shaped things.

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Revealed: The naughty tricks used by web ads to bypass blockers

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Remember... I still pay for the bandwidth

So, these companies that bypass my way of limiting traffic can eat shit and die. Nuff said.

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TalkTalk fined £100k for exposing personal sensitive info

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Re: Dido's lament

It's like you've read my comments from the big breach. The corporate dance is what it is... Get to the top and you'll never fall, only move laterally in times of crises, with a nice severance package.

However, as she's well connected, she'll get some position worthy of her previous level...

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Re: £100K

100K really? Is TalkTalk run by one guy in his basement? It might hurt him, but a large company? C'mon!

I bet a company like this can make 100k in interest just for cash in the bank... Where's the punishment?

I have to doubt this fine won't even get paid... Taxes, losses, poor book keeping, deferment, promises, favors.

pedant as he's befuddled too...

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Plink: Lego swaps CEO for newer piece

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Corporate Checkers

He now gets a special 'Advisory Position' within the company. Not many CEOs stay with the company after getting thrown from the throne, right? Seems like he won't have to worry about retirement.

I would love to land a special advisory position at age 61!

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You mean like a six peg lego fitting into an eight peg lego?

Adding icon for effect... yes, it's mine with some lego manuals in the pocket ;-}

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No, Apple. A 4G Watch is a really bad idea

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Calling Dick Tracy?

A watch that doubles as a phone sounds cool, really cool, but it hasn't taken off, and I fear it may never get off the ground.

Was Dick Tracy using his as a phone or just walk-talkie? It was so long ago...

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Big question of the day: Is it time to lock down .localhost?

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Re: Is localhost even needed?

so is ours, internally... Our AD Domain name doesn't match our external fqdn.

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Foot-long £1 sausage roll arrives

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Re: The men all say it's a foot long.

and the time distortion issue... Honey that was 20 minutes easy....

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Don't tell the Yanks

that the wiener wrap was tried again... and looks to fail?

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Our day with Larry Page: Embedded with one of the world's richest men

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Re: This is fiction, right ?

That is disturbing reading...

Larry has the Vinnie Barbarino defense down pat! Page 20 is a hoot, no pun intended...

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Is this a new Feature at El Reg

If so, keep them coming... Madlibs for IT!! However, reality is stranger than fiction. Think of all the people who became eccentric after becoming extremely rich. What we just read could have happened. Just google 'people who became rich and then became eccentric' It was odd that Michael Jackson wasn't mentioned in any lists, which is what I thought of at the bit about flying chimpanzee...

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Snopes lawsuit latest: Judge orders disputed cash can flow to fact-checking site

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Judge Judith Hayes

Judge Judy!?

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CMD.EXE gets first makeover in 20 years in new Windows 10 build

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Re: Fucking Heresy

@45RPM

"When I were a lad, I had to walk 50 miles to school in cardboard shoes with a laptop abacus. And we were grateful."

You forgot to include walking uphill both ways... That was the worst part.

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BOFH: Oh go on. Strap me to your Hell Desk, PFY

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Re: Benedict?

'They're a quick read... Took me what? 7 or something months... That was back in 2009 or so too. Better get reading!

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Wisconsin badgers Apple to cough up half a BEEELLION dollars for ripping off chip designs

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Re: Apple should countersue

@Youngone

There are always two malcontents here in the Apple Bashery. I have an even number of downvotes to prove it.

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Democrats (still a thing, apparently) are super unhappy about AT&T's Time-Warner merger

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End around

Actually the politicians who have proposed this aren't getting "greased" enough, that is why they are proposing this kind of legislature. They make a good show (read big deal) now, and the lobbyists will be at their door painting their street gold in no time.

It's the old game of "dat's a nice thing you got going there.... would be a shame if something should happen to it..."

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190 Cray employees hosed down with shower of pink slippery

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Re: Supercomputers?

Agreed, who needs a computer with a built in chair anyways?

I can only think of a few industries outside the academic sector that would want to own one with HPC time available at multiple providers.

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UK regulator set to ban ads depicting bumbling manchildren

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There goes

advertising, or the philosophy behind it... Grab their attention, even for the briefest of moments, and you've planted a seed.

Pedant, as, well, you get the advert...

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UK.gov snaps on rubber gloves, prepares for mandatory porn checks

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Re: Conjours up the image ...

@JimmyPage

So, are mags also illegal in the UK? If they have a pic of TM on the cover, I think they should be...

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Just in time for summer boozing: Boffins smash world record for the most perfect ice cubes

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I've heard it both ways, and another interesting addition of just a few drops of water. Something reacting something... I'm no chemist.

Scotch on the rocks is for people who drink it a lot and a lot of it. I prefer only one per evening. Just like only one glass of Champagne... Too much of a good thing ruins it..

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'My dream job at Oracle left me homeless!' – A techie's relocation horror tale

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One has to ask

At €150 a night? How many hookers came with the room?!!

and what math? €150 x 30 = 3000 my brain and calculator confirms 4500. Was the room above a Coffeeshop?

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Raw Deal?

As a Netherlands resident, I have heard strange stories about banks doing x or saying y when it comes to creating accounts, usually for Non-EU citizens, but this one is a bit over the top. Health insurance is mandatory in NL and I don't think it just gets cut off by your employer effective immediately as YOU the insured have to pay for a substantial duration (3 months?) at the beginning.

In the Netherlands it's not about being told "no" but about asking the question differently to get to 'Ja'

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BOFH: That's right. Turn it off. Turn it on

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Ahh, My good friend

The placebo effect! Awesome. I've *cough* used that one a couple times...

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FREE wildcard HTTPS certs from Let's Encrypt for every Reg reader*

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Re: An admirable effort.

Checks under the mantle, no ice, but El Reg is now https? Checks the sky... what was the 7th sign again?

Good Job El Reg!

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One-third of Brit IT projects on track to fail

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Two things

1. The contractor/vendor the project is outsourced to has too many layers manglement for the blame of to reach anybody that gives a shit or is affected by a black mark.

2. The company/organization does not know what they should ask for until the project is well underway and changes cost time and money. As well as grey or loss of hair...

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US Senators want Kaspersky shut out of military contracts

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Re: retaliatory measures?

@a_yank_lurker

The friendly countries to Mother Russia probably have a few Linux flavors to add to the borscht as well... What better time to ingratiate yourself with Vlad...

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Tick-tick... boom: Germany gives social media giants 24 hours to tear down hate speech

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Pay in 24 hours

Or we start paying the lawyers while the possible fine is moved to a high interest account in some *friendly* country... offsetting the fine, and paying a portion of the retainer already written off...

Just a page out of Wall Street 101...

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Fresh cotton underpants fix series of mysterious mainframe crashes

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@phuzz +1

My oversight! trousers, pantalons, britches, spijkerbroek, jeans - well yes... The idea that she might be au natural hadn't crossed my mind, but now when I see her... what were we talking about again?

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Just this week, an office received new furniture, and we had to re-cable the desks etc while people were working. I advised one of the ladies wearing a nice summery dress that pants would be a good idea the next day as I would be working at the desk across from her ;-}

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Too cold

My mom worked in a "Data Processing" department where her office was adjacent to the HP Mainframes, and she always wore many layers... The airco was quite beefy!

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It's the thought that counts: Illinois emits 'no location stalking' law

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Really?

They are wasting time on this kind of frippery? Killinois hasn't had a working budget for going on 3-4 years, and they keep on with bills like this?

Disclaimer I'm originally from Smelliois and this bill is destined to create more issues that it solves. I see another avenue for corruption to reign supreme here...

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It's the iPhone's 10th b'day or, as El Reg calls it, 'BILL RAY DAY'

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New Sales unit for Apple

The new sales unit for an iPhone will be the Sagan, so far we're at one Sagan...

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America throws down gauntlet: Accept extra security checks or don't carry laptops on flights

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Re: Did someone really say...

Did someone really say...

"...we can't play whack-a-mole?" Unironically?

Yes, I saw a video, and he said it... A paid, professional politician said that, where are these people coming from? really...?

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Re: Paris Agreement

"The truth is they want to relaunch transatlantic coal steamships. Trump will launch his own luxury cruise liners."

If the price was right, I would take a cruise across the pond, but we checked and it seems that only people with 6 figure ++ salaries can afford it...

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Months to implement eh?

Traveling in just a couple of weeks... I just may make my trip to the USSA and back just in time to miss out on all the partly balloons and confetti once someone's gear trips the alarms.

I can't wait to fly naked! That's next you know?

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Men charged with theft of free newspapers

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Sounds familiar!

I was once bounced from a pub\bar for taking a "FREE" poster of the band that was playing at the establishment. That was many moons ago, I seem to remember the bouncer being a mite shorter than me and having the little man syndrome...

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BOFH: Putting the commitment into committee

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NMC,NMM... Not my circus, Not my monkey. Feel free to add this one too. And PEIDO - Problem exists in Director's Office ;-}

Share and share alike and all that!

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The only committee I would be part of

In the pub, Friday afternoon, skipping importantish work...

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