* Posts by 1Rafayal

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Jimbo announces Team Wikipedia: 'Global News Police'

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Will professional journalists want to rub shoulders with random members of the public?

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'Nobody's got to use the internet,' argues idiot congressman in row over ISP privacy rules

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If you dont like ISIS, just pretend they dont exist

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Who really gives a toss if it's agile or not?

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Re: Agile only works if all stakeholders agree on an outcome

what, you mean just like every other methodology?

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Elastifile delivers stretchy file software

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Re: Built into Windows Server and Linux?

sorry, what part of this is already built into these OS's?

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Head of US military kit-testing slams F-35, says it's scarcely fit to fly

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mandate for independence!

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Happy birthday: Jimbo Wales' sweet 16 Wikipedia fails

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Didnt the Scottish Government base its 2014 iteration of the neverendum on Wikipedia misinformation tactics?

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Amazon S3-izure cause: Half the web vanished because an AWS bod fat-fingered a command

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Re: Isn't puppet , chef , and Jenkins .. CI/CD .... devops

Hmm, no, it isnt.

DevOps is intended to support developers. Clue is in the name.

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Tuesday's AWS S3-izure exposes Amazon-sized internet bottleneck

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Guess you have never tried to run your infrastructure in the could then...

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Google devs try to create new global namespace

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Re: Details?

the cloud can be backup, if you want it to be. Just in the same way as any on prem server can be backup.

it all comes down to implementation.

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Oh happy day! Linus Torvalds has given the world Linux 4.10

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Re: my 2.6.32 and 3.10 kernels work well

because perhaps you might need some of the stuff this kernel brings to the table?

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Nokia's 3310 revival – what's NEXT? Vote now

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proud owner of a Series 5 and a Series 5 MX here

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Windows 10: What is it good for? Microsoft pitches to devs ahead of Creators Update

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Re: Distorted reality

Or, you are just reading a thread about Windows on The Register - where saying the worst things, accurate or not, about Microsoft is a sport.

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Re: The use case for W10 is now very small...

@MyBackDoor

Not sure what point you are trying to make. But you are aware there is an educational license for Windows? Or is this irrelevant to what ever rant you are on?

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@Mage, Windows 10 is perfectly fine for business. Just because you dont like Windows 10 doesnt change this fact.

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Re: The use case for W10 is now very small...

Universities tend not to qualify for Enterprise versions of Windows 10....

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Who's behind the Kodi TV streaming stick crackdown?

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Re: Said it before, will say it again

P Lee, DVD is soooo 2008

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update crushed exploits without need of patches

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Re: Windows is the lowest form of Desktop Experience available

I just did this on Windows 10 with Edge.

The first link you get is for Mozilla, not an advert.

The problem isnt to do with Bing or Edge, if you are seeing loads of crap ads then it means you have something on your machine that shouldnt be there.

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Re: Windows is the lowest form of Desktop Experience available

if the installation was slipstreamed, there is no telling what "features" some helpful little teenager has put in...

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Putting the 'Port' in Portal: Old-school fan brings game to Apple II

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Re: 6502 assembler code

Ironically, 6502 assembler was one of the very first things I learned - in 1998.

Was in the Royal Signals at the time, which caused the need.

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Ansible patches 'own the farm' vulnerability

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Re: So as usual it's an issue of Facts checking...

calling "facts" is a pretty self explanatory thing to do. Not sure how that is a silly name for a command that gathers facts..

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Ex-soldier pleads guilty to terror crime after not revealing iPhone PIN

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Re: Something fishy about this story

I agree, given the large number of foreign fighters the Kurds have with them, it seems odd that the police decided to do their best to "put off" just one of them.

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Remember that amazing video of the whale leaping out the gym floor and splashing down? Yeah, it was BS

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It's refreshing to see this type of article back on the reg.

It's pieces like this that brought me here in the first place. Let's see if we can get back to the good old days

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'Tesco Bank's major vulnerability is its ownership by Tesco,' claims ex-employee

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RBS

Says it all really.

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Shhhhh! If you're quiet, Linus Torvalds might release a new Linux

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Re: Odd use of terminology

Its an RC until otherwise proven.

Yes, it might contain bugs. But until you quantify what those bugs are etc, its still an RC.

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Sega MegaDrive/Genesis lives again, in Brazil!

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I saw that fat idiot ReviewtechUSA had a video about this on Youtube. I didnt watch it though.

This looks pretty compelling though, Eurogamer suggests this is a hardware clone as opposed to an emulation.

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We're going to have to start making changes or the adults will do it for us

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ffs...

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More movie and TV binge-streaming sites join UK banned list

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Re: Thanks, MPAA

You dont even need to go that far, you can just install Kodi on your phone and cast to whatever TV.

Very handy in hotels when on business trips, so I am told.

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Outlook-on-Android alternative 'Nine' leaked Exchange Server creds

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I always used Aqua mail, but I am intrigued by this app.

Hopefully they will get this sorted, then I can take a look.

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Windows 10 market share fell in September

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why would you not be using Windows 10 Pro, or even Enterprise, for a certification course?

From what you are saying, thats the vanilla version of Windows 10 you have installed there and as far as I know Macafee pop ups are just as annoying, regardless of which version of Windows you installed.

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Someone picked the wrong example with Dell here.

As a consumer, Dell only offers certain versions of Windows for it laptops and desktops and none of those are Windows 7.

For professional consumers, they do offer a different OS when you configure their devices and you can get an OS as old as Windows 7 Pro, and you are right, it will come with a Windows 10 license.

The trouble is, most business tend not to worry about the licenses that come with the hardware - they will have some form of volume licensing agreement with someone, or maybe they are part of the MS partnership program.

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Dell doesnt sell you a Win 10 machine and then offer to downgrade it for you. They offer to sell you a machine with an OS installed and it is up to you to choose which OS you want. If Dell are selling more WIndows 7 machines to the public, then it makes no impact to the initial report.

If businesses are buying Windows 10 machines, then that is what they will be getting. Its up to the business to put whatever OS they see fit on there once it comes to issuing their kit out.

So when they are ready to do their Win 10 rollout, they already have the kit out there ready to support the new OS along with the licensing they need.

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Zilog reveals very, very distant heir to the Z80 empire

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I seem to remember hearing that the Sega Master System also used a customised Z80 as its CPU?

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DevOps: The spotty faced yoof waiting to blossom

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Re: Devops is not about Development personnel!

Who do you think administers/develops your CI/CD function?

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We live in a world where a 'Hamdog' burger hybrid is patented

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Didnt KFC already do this with the Double Down Dog?

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She cannae take it, Captain Kirk! USS Zumwalt breaks down

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has Apple patented this yet?

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Conviction by computer: Ministry of Justice wants defendants to plead guilty online

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Re: Ive got a solution...

who is going to pay for the upkeep of all these coin operated train toilets?

who is going to administer the systems that give people on ESA free train tickets - to where ever they want to go?

why should these people get free tickets like this when I have to spend thousands a year to do the same journey, day in day out? If you have an interview that needs a £20 train ticket that you cannot afford, then you need to ask yourself, can I afford the commute to this job?

why should the BBC be forced into becoming a subscription TV company?

why should the BBC be forced into giving up a lucrative show such as Top Gear?

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Dark web drug sellers shutter location-tracking EXIF data from photos

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whats up with all the AC's on this one?

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Teenage noughties protocol BitTorrent reinvents itself again

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bit torrent has always offered an interesting solution for getting large amounts of data across poor networks spread across geographically distant locations.

I have floated it a number of times for potential solutions, but it has always had a bad press for the piracy thing.

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HP doorsteps Apple shoppers at the altar of dreams

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triggered

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Bloke accused of Linux kernel.org hack nabbed during traffic stop

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Re: Proportionality

@bombastic_bib

Whats wrong with you?

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Italian MP threatens parents forcing veggie diets on kids with jail

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Re: AT a BBQ last weekend

I am guessing the beer he consumed with his food was enough vegetation to keep him regular.

Nae need for this vegetable pish.

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damn vegans

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Lab-grown black hole proves Stephen Hawking's radiation claims – physicist

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This is the sort of article that made me visit The Register in the first place.

Would be nice to see more articles like this make a come back.

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New Google vid-call app

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I am surprised that Google hasn't tried to do something in this area before now to be honest.

Dont know if it will be a Skype killer, as much as people hate Microsoft they do like Skype and the thing is damn near ubiquitous these days. Either way, I would be interested to see where this ends up, especially the knock knock feature.

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Air gap breached by disk drive noise

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Re: Easier solution..

AC the article mentions using different frequencies. Having the window open may not help, unless the noise leaking through that open window happened to be on the same frequency being recorded.

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Linux security backfires: Flaw lets hackers inject malware into downloads, disrupt Tor users, etc

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Re: Patch incoming in... 3,2,1

@AC

So, you think that people should be responsible for carrying out unspecified testing on software they have either just purchased or agreed to use? Are you for real?

And for those people paying for an enterprise support package - they are also supposed to carryout some unspecified testing on whatever software they are using as well whilst paying for their enterprise support?

This has nothing to do with Linux, so not sure why you felt the need to pick that one out, maybe because it satisfies an argument you are having with yourself?

I think it is pretty clear you dont work at the enterprise level, so maybe you should keep your opinions to your self on these matters? At least until you know what you are talking about?

Oh, and I dont give a monkeys about what is in the Linux kernel.

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Re: Patch incoming in... 3,2,1

why should users of this free software be responsible for testing it? Shouldnt the maintainers of the free software carry out the testing for it instead?

Consumers of the software just need to make sure it does what they want it to do, not that it does what everyone wants it to do.

Also, why should these "beelions" made by large Internet companies who use this free software pay for that testing? Especially when they need to pay people to support the free software they just decided to use?

Proprietary software for companies as large as you are alluding to normally comes with Enterprise support to provide 24/4 help to anyone using that software. Other companies pushing open source and free software also sell Enterprise support plans for this software. So when exactly does it become as free as you mention?

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Mars' 'little green men' buried alive by merciless meteorites – new theory

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Re: maybe there never was life on Mars ...

"...We could stop spending stupid amounts of money on sending toy trucks to Mars, in search for life that never existed. And then, we could spend that money on something more useful, here on Earth..."

Just did a massive poo

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All roads lead to Rome as Irish seminary gripped by Grindr scandal

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Down with this sort of thing

Careful now

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Who should deliver our next Reg lecture? You tell us

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bombastic_bob

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