* Posts by J. R. Hartley

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CEO of struggling storage biz Tintri quits

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As my teacher used to say to me...

...It's not looking good, is it. :/

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Don’t talk to the ATM, young man, it’s just a machine and there’s nobody inside

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Re: Hi Vis...

@caffine addict that's class haha. If this were Facebook I'd send you a friend request.

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Re: Ah FUBAR

From my scale company days: Failure Under Calibration, Known Error Detected.

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The good old days

Back when PPP over ATM meant someone had pissed on the cash machine.

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June 2018, and Windows Server can be pwned with a DNS request

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What a time to be alive.

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Watchdog slams TSB boss for underplaying extent of IT meltdown

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Re: Did they offshore their IT?

Bollocks. If they try and increase their charges, people will leave. Don't accept their bullshit.

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Did they offshore their IT?

Slap a big fine right up 'em!

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Pwn goal: Hackers used the username root, password root for botnet control database login

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Facepalm

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NASA spots asteroid on crash course with Earth – with just hours to go

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Re: velocity of a sheep in a vacuum in El Reg units

African or European sheep?

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Re: The only site that...

I near shat.

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Microsoft commits: We're buying GitHub for $7.5 beeeeeeellion

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Re: @Harley

I've been writing books since I was an infant, I have been published in 47 languages, and still some cunts get my name wrong.

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Re: They might not fuck it up.

Wrong.

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Shite

Wonder which new and exciting way they're gonna fuck it up.

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Facebook finally fully embraces GDPR – Generally Derailing Pages Recklessly

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Total Inability To Support Users Pages.

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You know that silly fear about Alexa recording everything and leaking it online? It just happened

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Re: Most of us knew that this was going on

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean everyone's not out to get you.

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Re: Anyone dumb enough

Lol. You delicate summer flower.

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'I physically disabled the built in microphone'

I could see your lips move, Dave.

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To quote Brasseye:

This Is The One Thing We Didn't Want To Happen.

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Uber jams Arizona robo-car project into reverse gear after deadly smash

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So it's moving really, rather than shutting down.

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ISP TalkTalk's Wi-Fi passwords Walk Walk thanks to Awks Awks router security hole

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Re: Reaver

2010 called, they want their catchphrases back.

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Reaver

Easy peasy

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IPv6 growth is slowing and no one knows why. Let's see if El Reg can address what's going on

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Re: What's the revenue angle?

But IPv6 is 2 better than IPv4. That's gotta be worth a few quid per month extra...

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Sysadmin hailed as hero for deleting data from the wrong disk drive

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Disk Doctor

As an Amigaman, the words Disk Doctor still make me recoil in horror. Lazarus my arse.

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Open justice FTW! El Reg fought the law – and El Reg won

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Re: Nicely Done Reg!

Excellent work. Barbara Streisand sends her regards.

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BT bets farm on consumers: Announces one network to rule 'em all

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Re: Happy plus.net customer

Cheers mate :)

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Re: Happy plus.net customer

Never knew that before. Is that genuinely a fact or are you just being cynical? I could believe either option tbh.

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"Some customers will pay for good service."

And that's why I went to Zen. Worked out only a 5er a month more than Plusnet (I was a loyal customer for the last 6 years so they were ripping me off).

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How many ways can a PDF mess up your PC? 47 in this Adobe update alone

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Impressive

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So when can you get in the first self-driving car? GM says 2019. Mobileye says 2021. Waymo says 2018 – yes, this year

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Bollocks

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Heir to SMS finally excites carriers, by making Google grovel

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Re: Just what the world needs

All I use is SMS & Telegram. WhatsApp gives me the creeps.

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Re: Doubled?

So it's basically a way for advertisers to rope us in even more? Forgive me if I don't get excited. It sounds fucking shite. I bought myself a NOS W810i which I plan to use in future. I'll go online when I'm home, enough is enough.

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New Monty Python movie to turn old jokes into new royalties

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Are you saying Ni to that old woman?

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Spam, spam, egg and spam.

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Cambridge Analytica dismantled for good? Nope: It just changed its name to Emerdata

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God I love The Reg.

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NetHack to drop support for floppy disks, Amiga, 16-bit DOS and OS/2

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Re: Lamentable but understandable.

The Amiga version won't die.

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Apple grounds AirPort once and for all. It has departed. Not gonna fly any more. The baggage is dropped off...

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Re: Sad times

Ruckus

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Re: Then in 2020...

I prefer the term 'Fruity Foxconn-rebrander' myself.

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RIP: Sinclair ZX Spectrum designer Rick Dickinson reaches STOP

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Re: All the best wishes to the family!

I had the pleasure of meeting Rick Dickinson at a charity do once. He was surprisingly down to earth and VERY funny.

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Audiophiles have really taken to the warm digital tone of streaming music

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Re: Streaming? Nah!

I used to spend about 40 quid a week on CDs/LPs. After my boss handed me my 200 quid on a Friday I was straight down to HMV. Even buying stuff I already owned as the CD or record was wrecked.

Absolute fucking madness. I get Spotify free with Vodafone, but I WILL be paying the 10er a month when my free 12 months runs out next week. Set everything to Extreme quality and have them cached on your device. Much handier than spending a fortune on physical media and FTPing it to your phone etc.

DISCLAIMER:

1) This was about 10 years ago when I was in my early 20s.

2) HMV had already shuttered all the local record shops, the cunts.

3) The internet didn't exist for me until about 2011

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I got 99 secure devices but a Nintendo Switch ain't one: If you're using Nvidia's Tegra boot ROM I feel bad for you, son

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Genius

Stuff like this is amazing. Credit to everyone involved.

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Ericsson's losses narrow, but its pulse is still weak

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Marconi

It's cursed.

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Twenty years ago today: Windows 98 crashed live on stage with Bill Gates. Let's watch it again...

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Re: Bill Gates

The famous Commodore engineer is Chuck Peddle.

'You might have heard of him.'

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Bill Gates

Bill actually handled that very well. Imagine what Steve Jobs would have done to that guy.

Always remember, as a famous Commodore engineer once said: "There's nothing nasty about Bill Gates, and nothing nice about Steve Jobs".

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What Israel's crack majority-women Unit 8200 hackers can teach tech about diversity

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Military operation

So will they be murdering the Palestinian children then?

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Infosec brainiacs release public dataset to classify new malware using AI

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No fate

No fate but what we make.

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Apple leak: If you leak from Apple, we'll have you arrested, says Apple

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Re: Leaking the anti-leak memo to Bloomberg

Proof, if proof be need be, that Apple really are a shower of cunts.

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Sysadmin’s worst client was … his mother! Until his sister called for help

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From an Amiga 1200 to a Win95 box? That's one hell of a step backwards.

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Whois is dead as Europe hands DNS overlord ICANN its arse

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Sick of the spam calls

I'm bloody sick of the non stop spam from India asking me if I'd like a webshite built etc. I just try and keep them on the phone as long as possible these days, just for shits and gigs like.

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Lights, camera, Actian! Open-source database biz sold for $300m

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Lights! Camel! Action!

Stump were fucking fantastic.

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Modern life is rubbish – so why not take a trip down memory lane with Windows File Manager?

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Re: life extension - file extension

God I miss Datatypes on the Amiga. There has never been a more beautiful, elegant operating system before or since.

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