* Posts by Slabfondler

115 posts • joined 20 Jan 2011

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Microsoft's Azure chief: What's good for cloud is good for on-premises too

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I've seen him speak, and it was very interesting to say the least. He took 20 questions from the audience, then wove the answers to those questions into a discussion of Azure and its current state and his vision. Very down to earth kinda guy you would easily strike up a chat with at the pub :)

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Mysterious Gmail account lockouts prompt hack fears

Slabfondler

Fine here...

One account, 4 devices, 3 operating systems, MFA enabled - no issues.

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Big blues: IBM's remote-worker crackdown is company-wide, including its engineers

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Old news to some...

I was a "home" worker for IBM in Canada back in the noughties, just before I left in 2010 they had a "back to the office" push - which was mandatory - show up or lose your job.

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Stay out of my server room!

Slabfondler

Had a server room (for academic computing at a small college campus in the late 80's) that was shelves behind my desk. We grew beyond that small space and had to move them to racks in the main electrical distribution room, which had open vents to the outside, no issues with cooling, there were snowdrifts in the room in the winter :)

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Smart meter benefits even crappier than originally thought

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British Gas installed smart meters in our home, I was not there at the time, and when I arrived home my wife showed me the new "monitor" which cannot connect to the meters. We've since changed supplier, and they keep asking me to provide meter readings, I try to get the readings of the meters themselves, and the new supplier rejects them saying they must be incorrect. WTH do I do now?

I'll give BG some credit for spotting an issue with the electric supply to the house being a bit dodgy, that evening two fellows from the electricity supplier came to the house and fixed it.

But to return to my issue, who do I contact if I have an issue with my meters?

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Tesco Bank limits online transactions after fraud hits thousands

Slabfondler

Re: Headers check

That page is certainly alive, though login may not be active. Still one would think the headers would be set normally, and they look pretty bad.

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Newest Royal Navy warship weighs as much as 120 London buses

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Re: 120 London buses

The new ship max speed is 0.0004 % of the maximum velocity of a sheep in a vacuum, the older ships at only 0.0003. What's that in Ssx?

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Cloudy biz Vesk suffers 2-day outage – then boasts of 100% uptime

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FAIL

One might think their "About Us" Page requires a minor update.

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Is there an Echo in here? An Echo in here? Good, says Sonos. Good

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Big Brother

Indeed it is not available here, none of the Alexa-connected devices are for sale here, though some have imported them from the US and they can be used in a limited way. I can't find anything about why its not available here or when it might be.

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That EVIL TEXT that will CRASH your iPhone: We pop the hood

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Re: just published android app to do the hard work

With that level of psychological pathology, would you not be better suited by being in politics?

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Big Blue drops a billion dollars to refresh its pig herd's lipstick

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WTF?

One beeelion dollars...

All to attempt to craft a silk purse?

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Sorry, admins: Microsoft says NO new Windows Server until 2016

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Big Brother

Docker reminds me of...

.nlm

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Turbocharged quad-core Raspberry Pi 2 unleashed, global geekgasm likely

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Coat

I feel obliged...

to state the obvious, for those who already know, that it still will not fit into an Altoids tin.

Mine's the one that rattles, its full of empty Altoids tins.

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Judge spanks SCO in ancient ownership of Unix lawsuit

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Re: groklaw and grokthelaw

Who will be cast to play Darl?

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MP caught playing Candy Crush at committee meeting: I'll ‘try’ not to do it again

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Re: "engaging in such a brain-dead moron-fodder activity."

Yes, if one is a complete loser, but should he happened to have won any games, no lives would be lost, and friends can give lives to one another, last I checked I had a couple of hundred I could "cash" in. Likely I have so many as I never play. to busy being a Commentard.

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: The MIGHTY Scotch egg

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Re: I will take a chance

No, in Canada and the USA, there is something called Hot Italian Sausage...its certainly not Chorizo. And sadly not something we have found as yet in the UK. Its basically ground pork (no fillers!) and seasoning. Here's a recipe - in which I assume the paprika is hot, not mild.

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/hot-italian-sausage/

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£2k burning a hole in your pocket? Let this 'advanced' DRONE relieve you

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Re: Awesome Toy

I have this strange idea, that when the battery runs out, as you descend from 4500m - it will come down quite quickly.

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Murder suspect charged after pics of strangle victim posted on 4chan

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Re: The child

"There's many sociopaths in our society and they hide in plain site." - indeed, I think most politicians and corporate leaders would pass a "Are you a sociopath" test with flying colours!

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Space Oddity redux: Hadfield's cover back for two years

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And there's the issue, he did change the lyrics, and he did make a video. If you haven't seen it, I highly recommend, it is, as Bowie himself put it, "the most poignant version".

So glad to see its back up for people to enjoy.

(Yeah, I'm a Canadian in the UK, and I used to be a space cadet).

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Bona-fide SCIENCE: Which forms of unusual sex are, um, mainstream?

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Re: Define romantic location

Groooooooan....that was terribly punny!

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Shh! Bose and Apple ink SECRET deal to settle 'noise-cancelling' suit

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I can just imagine the two legal teams...

Both saying... "I demand the cone of silence!" Hmmm, perhaps that's the tech Bose speak of, it is from te midish 60's?

http://www.wouldyoubelieve.com/cone.html

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Universal Credit CRISIS: Howard Shiplee SHIPS OUT of top job

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Re: To loose one MD is a tragady.

What would not expect anything less from the illustrious Ian Duncan Smith - he's following the maxim of "in order to maintain the appearance of competence in your position, surround yourself with those less competent than yourself" to a tee! I swear he must have pictures of the PM in some very compromising positions in order to still be part of the Cabinet.

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Drone captures shots of budding APPLE SPACESHIP HQ

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Re: Looking for...

Said the actress to the bishop?

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Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to spend more time with his b-balls

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Re: 2 billion US dollars?

Um, no we're not. That would be American (or Canadian) football. We're talking about millionaires throwing a ball through a hoop, much like a game with large plush toy prizes one see's at a carnival.

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Slabfondler

Perhaps, well more like indeed and a dirty one at that, however he is one sickly rich douché!

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Rap chap tapped for $3 BEELLION: Apple buys Dr Dre's Beats

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Re: WTF?

Um, not exactly...Apple's proprietary, and, until recently, closed-source codec is lossless - Apple Lossless Audio Codec or ALAC for short, or even better - ALE (Apple Lossless Encoder).

You must be confusing that with the codec sharing the same .m4a extension (and the same container) which is Advanced Audio Coding, the successor to mp3, not developed by Apple at all, but a consortium including Sony, Dolby and Nokia along with Bell Labs and the Fraunhofer institute. Though to be fair to your comment that is the default codec on pretty much every Apple device out there.

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London cabbies to offer EVEN WORSE service in protest against Uber

Slabfondler

Re: Fancy that, Luddites alive and well in London

There's an app for that, Hailo.

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Cultivated dope-smoking Welshman barred from own shed

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Holmes

Re: Somebody told me

Trevor - an informative post ruined by a rather unclever attempt at comedic hyperbole - to whit: "For the real nutjobs looking to engage in chemical lobotomy ...however is roughly as stupid as drinking 190 proof Everclear straight from the bottle." and a completely false statement: "The leaves of the marijuana plant are generally only used by enthusiasts who need "filler" to mix in with the buds that they smoke. There is no value (and a lot of downsides) to smoking what is essentially hemp fibres. (Just pick up a rug and smoke it. That's basically what smoking a marijuana leaf would net you.)". The source of hemp fibre are the fibrous (oh there's hint in there!) stems and not the leaves. While the leaves do not contain nearly as much THC as the female flowers (or male flowers for that matter), they, and to a far lesser extent, those fibrous stems, do contain THC.

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Flash flaw potentially makes every webcam or laptop a peephole

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Re: Surprise! > Chrome

I'll grant you that, glad I don;t have one though.

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Slabfondler
FAIL

Re: Surprise!

@Jess "though it most certainly won't work on my Mac. (Because chrome isn't available for it.)"

Wow, just wow - what are you running on your mac? Chrome on Mac supported on OSX up to three years old. http://www.google.com/mac/

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Techies finger Bradley Manning for US secret files database breach

Slabfondler
Holmes

It may not be our stone or our shoe...but its costing us quite a few £ to keep an eye out for a bloody stone!

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Leaked docs show NSA collects data on all Verizon customers

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Big Brother

They did...

its called the second amendment. Though tragically most Americans think its about the right to own and carry firearms and shoot each other than overthrowing a possibly corrupt and fascist government.

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Happy 23rd birthday, Windows 3.0

Slabfondler
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Ah, QEMM how we loved you.

Mine's the one with multiple config.sys files hand tailored to run various programs.

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Soylent Corporation prepares to DEFEAT FOOD

Slabfondler

I love all living things...

and eat most of them.

I won't eat this glop, its dead Jim.

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John McAfee talks of sex, drugs, and bad coding

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Re: He's nuts

I think psychopathic is the more correct term for what his behaviour indicates. But he's certainly one fascinating psycho!g

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BIGGEST DDoS ATTACK IN HISTORY hammers Spamhaus

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Re: @LarsG: Spamhous must really be hurting those parasites

I bet @LarsG's side starts with "Do you want to earn £££'s working from home?"

Mines the one with no canned meat in the pocket.

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Apple FINALLY fills gaping Java hole that pwned its own devs

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Paris Hilton

Oh the irony...are you proud to be the first poster and quote the bible baddly?

"Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall."

Oh oh, double irony alert...I'm fallinggggggg.......

Paris as she thinks irony is something is something one of her PA's does.

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Illicit phone rings in Sri Lankan inmate's back crack

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Megaphone

Whole new meaning...

to the term "talking out your ass".

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Björk gives up trying to Kickstart Android music app

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Paris Hilton

What Dave said. Android blows for musical work, not playback, but anything requiring psuedo-real-time control of audio.

'cause apparently Paris is not much good at real time audio control either.

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UPnP scan shows 50 million network devices open to packet attack

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FAIL

MAC users?

"Linux and Mac users can get the same tool from Metasploit directly." - I don;t see anything for OSX on the Metasploit website, just Windows and Linux.

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US judge SLAMS both IBM and the SEC over bribery settlement

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FAIL

BCG violations!

Wow, those would be some serious Business Conduct Guideline violations...I wonder if anyone got RA'd for that ;)

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Dry martini, shaken not stirred: Cracking the physics of Bond's martini

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Paris Hilton

This is why...

I love El Reg.

Paris, 'cause she's all about the love baby!

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Uh-oh! Kim Dotcom is back with a brand new Megaupload site

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Terminator

Re: That'll work.

Awesome reference to a fine fine film...ah, Rowdy Roddy Piper...a fine Canadian. Time to get *your* glasses.

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Disney buys Lucasfilm, new Star Wars trilogy planned

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FAIL

Empty Handed Herders...

I'm a Yak, not a reindeer you insensitive clod!

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Sacked British RIM staffers to get minimum legal payout

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Re: Poutine...

quote: "On our last trip over the border we found that you can buy curds _everywhere_. Small stores have bags on the counter as if they were chewing gum or sweets."

...and in some places they are still warm as they were only made that morning, and they squeek...and that my friends is what you need to make real poutine - fresh squeeky curds. All else is just a greasy mess of chip gravy and cheese.

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Assange chums must cough up £93,500 bail over embassy lurk

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WTF?

Send in "Dog"

..the bounty hunter...oh wait, he was denied entry due to a previous murder conviction and missed Celebrity Big Brother...which is what this is turning into.

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Dice swallows Slashdot, SourceForge, Freecode in $20m deal

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Re: Damn, pipped to the post

I salute your 4 digit slashdot ID sir! Mine is in the low 6's (113531) , wish I got in a little sooner!

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Hunt vows: 'UK will have fastest broadband in Europe by 2015'

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FAIL

Re: Yeah, because 4th on the planet would just be a failure, wouldn't it.

But not your right shoe?

He'd have to pry that one out of his mouth to see if it measures up.

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