* Posts by J. R. Hartley

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Thanks to UK peers, coming to a laptop near you in 2019: Age checks for online smut

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The golden age of porn on demand is cumming to an end.

RIP Bill Godbout: Cali wildfire claims the life of master maverick of microcomputers

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Re: Off topic but on headline

Super Cali Go Ballistic, AC Is Atrocious.

If Shadow Home Sec Diane Abbott can be reeled in by phishers, truly no one is safe

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Re: Northern Ireland

"I think you'll find the Bloody Sunday massacre was what caused the civil war in NI.

I think you'll find you don't know what you're talking about."

I think you'll find I'm from Derry. I was there. A lot of people decided to sign up to the IRA in the days after the massacre. You know nothing.

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Re: Northern Ireland

I think you'll find the Bloody Sunday massacre was what caused the civil war in NI.

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Re: Eh?

[casual racism intensifies]

My hoard of obsolete hardware might be useful… one day

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I'll take that IDE one.

Smartphone industry is in 'recession'! Could it be possible we have *gasp* reached 'peak tech'?

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It's perfectly simple

Why should I upgrade my Galaxy S8? It's so fast, and does everything I need. I'd still actually be with my S7 Edge if I hadn't wrecked the screen when it was a year or so old.

For the first time since around 2004, I won't be upgrading my phone at the end of my contract. There's no new features, so why would I? The notch you say? Fuck off with that.

BT: We're stocking warehouses with kit ahead of Brexit to avoid shortages

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BT should have stuck with Marconi for their telco equipment. Now we don't have a choice, it's all foreign companies.

It's wall-to-wall Huawei: Chinese behemoth hogs five of six top spots in SPC-1 array benchmark

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Marconi

Never forget :'(

China tells Trump to use a Huawei phone to avoid eavesdroppers

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A quick check: Nope, not The Onion. Nope, not April 1st.

Fuck me.

Shingled-minded Western Digital insists its latest hard drive sets disk capacity record

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Re: Wow, a 7% increase

I remember spending 200 quid for a 80MB hard drive for my Amiga and thinking I'll never fill that.

Finally, someone takes a stand against Apple, Samsung for slowing people's phones. Just a few million dollars, tho

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Re: Obsolescence.

Bastards! Utter, utter, UTTER bastards!!!!

F***=off, Google tells its staff: Any mention of nookie now banned from internal files, URLs

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Yale Security Fail: 'Unexpected load' caused systems to crash, whacked our Smart Living Home app

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Re: The "Smart Home" crashed?

What could possibly go wrong.

Tumblr turns stumblr, left humblr: Blogging biz blogs bloggers' private info to world+dog

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Give it to me straight.

Does my boss now know about by BDSM thing? Don't be gentle.

The mysterious life of Luc Esape, bug fixer extraordinaire. His big secret? He's not human

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People use Insta for dinner & cat pics these days, grandad.

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Never mind that! YouTube is down worldwide and I'm on the dole!

Microsoft Surface to die in 2019? Not while Redmond keeps making it, er, blush

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Surface phone?

Still hope this happens. Android is a steaming pile of dung and iOS requires paying the AppleTax.

I demand a third (smart) option.

Azure goes quiet, Huawei Canada ban urged, US Senators are after Google, and more

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Re: Given the existence of Wireshark

They ripped off Cisco source code, used it in their own hardware, comments and all.

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Never forget Marconi

Mortally wounded by BT picking Huawei kit over the superior Marconi kit. We used Marconi at NTL too. Nowadays your DSLAM is probably Huawei or ECI. Both shite.

Ah well. When will we learn.

Also, Nortel. The Chinese had complete access to Nortel's entire network for over ten years. Just think about that. Emails, business plans, hardware/software code. Everything.

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

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I miss working at NTL back in 2000

Nobody knew what they were doing, and nothing worked properly. But it was so exciting.

Alexa heard what you did last summer – and she knows what that was, too: AI recognizes activities from sound

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Ah, the unmistakable sound of anal.

That was going to be the name of one of my books.

World's largest CCTV maker leaves at least 9 million cameras open to public viewing

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A spokesperson said:

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

Microsoft deletes deleterious file deletion bug from Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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A spokesman from Microsoft said:

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

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Windows 7

How long before we're realistically gonna be forced to abandon Windows 7? There's no fucking way I'm going to Windows 10, so I either need to start reading about all the different flavours of Linux, or dust off my A4000T, which isn't for sale.

On the third day of Windows Microsoft gave to me: A file-munching run of DELTREE

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Re: This is affecting the enthusiasts ...

I have a "System" partition and a "Work" partition.

Amiga style. The sensible way to do things. God I miss those machines.

Then when Windows inevitability shits the bed every 12 months I can just nuke the entire System partition from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

Sunny Cali goes ballistic, this ransomware is atrocious. Even our IT bill will be something quite ferocious

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That headline never fails to amuse me.

New layout is fucking shite beyond words though.

Is Apple going ease off its HomeKit chokehold? Sure looks like it...

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LightwaveRF

I use LightwaveRF for my lighting in my house. Works very well, but I fear it may all have to be replaced at some stage due to incompatibility with everything else - this is the problem with early adoption. I have a Ring doorbell. Few HikVision POE security cameras for good measure. Some VOIP phones too.

Needless to say they don't talk to each other. Future plans include heating controls and wireless doorlocks. No reason.

I'd like to go 'All-in' with one system but that just isn't feasible yet. These closed source systems mean if the company goes titsup, I'm fucked.

We need another 10 years for the industry to consolidate or at least sort its shit out imho.

ZX Spectrum Vega+ blows a FUSE: It runs open-source emulator

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Re: but that's the same as everyone elses review!

"cost...

30 quid for a pi 3b+ (could probably do it on a 2b)

10 quids worth of PLA a couple of hours printing on the 3d printer to produce a case..

20 quid for decent batteries and a charger...

10 quid for a SDcard...

there you go... could make it yourself for 70 quid for a single unit. reduce cost by at least half for bulk purchases and injection moulds."

...but that's not what they did. Your argument is invalid.

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Re: but that's the same as everyone elses review!

£105 is far too cheap for this, and the money raised was never ever going to be enough to do it properly. I'm actually surprised anything was delivered at all.

ZX Spectrum reboot latest: Some Vega+s arrive, Sky pulls plug, Clive drops ball

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Re: What we need

LEAVE PEDDLE ALONE!!

Microsoft devises new way of making you feel old: Windows NT is 25

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It was still shite compared to the Amiga. Only XP only finally changed that.

How much do you think Cisco's paying erstwhile Brit PM David Cameron?

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Nortel

Always preferred Nortel. They would have had Jeremy Corbyn instead.

You wanna be an alpha... tester of The Register's redesign? Step this way

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Fuck

I always use the desktop version on my mobile (Galaxy S8). Works really well actually. Is this still going to be possible under the pointless new redesign?

Scam alert: No, hackers don't have webcam vids of you enjoying p0rno. Don't give them any $$s

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Re: Suicide

I'm not sure you read my post correctly. It doesn't matter that there's no video. It's the threat. Do try and keep up.

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Suicide

A kid in my town killed himself because some lowlife scumbag cunt had coerced him into making a video, and threatened to send it to his family. These people have blood on their hands, this should be taken very seriously.

Flipping 'ell, Dell! IT giant preps to go public again, files its homework

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Re: Here comes the crap again

Let's get one thing straight. Dell never gave a shit about you, or quality. They have done, and will continue to sell the cheapest shite they can possibly get away with.

Capitalism is pure dung.

Creep travels half the world to harass online teen gamer… and gets shot by her mom – cops

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If he was black she'd have took his head off much sooner.

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. :/

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.

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

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What a time to be alive.

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!

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

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Facepalm

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.

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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