* Posts by 404

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Weed wish you a merry Christmas: Pot-toting OAPs tell cops 30kg stash is for pressies

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Re: Pure coincidence?

No. Colorado is right there and Nebraska knows it.

Disclaimer: Live in a 'Hey boy, what ya got there' and 'Put your hands on the wheel' state.

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Ubuntu 17.10 pulled: Linux OS knackers laptop BIOSes, Intel kernel driver fingered

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Re: Jumpers

I *still* collect jumpers when I find them - you never know. I remember setting up 14.4 modems' COM ports etc, you didn't do it right, no workie.

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Firefox 57's been quietly delaying tracking scripts

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Re: Oh, that's why

Fucking Daily Mail reloads every four minutes too, if it wasn't bad enough.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth has sprung a leak and everyone's all a-tizzy

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No - more like 'here, hold my beer..'

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Re: "With no planes to fly off her, we might as well sink her"?

Not strictly true - there a volcano islands being formed fairly regularly that you could land planes on, that will sink back into the sea at some point and become reefs.

Just saying...

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Irony's lost on old Pope Francis: Pontiff decrees fake news a 'serious sin'

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Re: Have you guys read the 10 commandments

"Pork is banned as it tastes like humans"

Who did the taste test may I ask? Don't fuck with my bacon.

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Facebook confesses: Facebook is bad for you

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Witches... Need to burn the Witches... Or build a bridge out of them....

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No one saw it coming: Rubin's Essential phone considered anything but

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Re: Saw it coming, just didn't care.

'who on earth needs more than 128gb of storage'

Where have we heard that before?

<obvious>Holy shit! We have Bill Gates commenting on El Reg!</obvious>

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NiceHash diced up by hackers, thousands of Bitcoin pilfered

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Guy in overalls asked me about Bitcoin mining...

... had a bluetooth device attached to his ear and I told him then it could be sketchy. That made him smile for some reason. Gave him a bunch of information about BT and how to mine them using different types of specialized miners etc.

Haven't seen him since but I *know* there is a barn somewhere out in the woods with a 3 phase backup generator where a huge propane tank used to be, and racks of miners where the stills used to be inside.

:|

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Drone collisions with airliners may not be fatal, US study suggests

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Re: 250kts assumes

What if British Chinese drones carried the coconut payload on a line?

Since American Chinese drones are non-migratory ...

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Report: Women make up just 17% of IT workforce, paid 15% less than men

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Re: Non-binary

I am Groot?

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Russia threatens to set up its 'own internet' with China, India and pals – let's take a closer look

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Iran or white supremisistsistists. Choose wisely...

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Re: Wait what?

Meh, you don't create zone records manually, you set up a domain setup script template that targets a DNS server to create zone records, webserver to create folders/set permissions, email server for same. My original statement applies.

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Wait what?

A DNS change can take up to 72 hours to percolate down to every DNS server, depends on the individual server's TTL config.

Or has that changed since yesterday?

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Hey girl, what's that behind your Windows task bar? Looks like a hidden crypto-miner...

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Re: Finally, a reason to move the task bar

My taskbars have been up top for many years now because... you know... gravity. Machines run faster ;)

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Pro tip: You can log into macOS High Sierra as root with no password

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Re: How worse than Single User Mode?

Don't tempt me, I still have some Solaris x86 install software laying around...

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A certain millennial turned 30 recently: Welcome to middle age, Microsoft Excel v2

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Re: Filemaker

I still have a lawyers office where I install Quattro* on new machines... lol

*So old, spellcheck says wtf? lmao...

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Once more unto the breach: El Reg has a go at crisis management

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Security? We've heard of it.

Yet tell them the 10 year old/never updated firewall appliance needs to be replaced to balance their gigabit/fiber network and increase network speed, they're all over it.

Is it a lie? Or just presentation?

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Intel finds critical holes in secret Management Engine hidden in tons of desktop, server chipsets

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You don't.

You pimp it out with maximum memory and a Samsung PRO(! that's important !) SSD.

;)

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Devil

Yeah and I easily have 25-30 of them laying around too...

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It's artificial! It's intelligent! It's in my home! And it's gone bonkers!

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Re: Applause

I do share via twitter - some, not all of your stuff, is pretty good. Depends on the mood actually.

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Inside Internet Archive: 10PB+ of storage in a church... oh, and a little fight to preserve truth

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This is why I collect encyclopedias and old books - they tend not to change when the wind blows from different directions*.

*Russians obviously lol /s

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The Quantum of Firefox: Why is this one unlike any other Firefox?

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Re: Shit and Shovels

@Dan 55

Do not speak of things you do not know - shit does *not* fly off a shovel - it mostly sticks.

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Thousand-dollar iPhone X's Face ID wrecked by '$150 3D-printed mask'

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Holmes

Re: Star Trek

...used two step authentication for important shit like blowing up the Enterprise, voice ID and personal code/password.

Star Trek wasn't Star Trek and Gene Roddenberry knew better in the 60's.... Hope for the future? Not so much.

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Brace yourselves, fanboys. Winter is coming. And the iPhone X can't handle the cold

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Re: Oh dear

'Keep he phone nestled between your butt cheeks. Problem solved!'

Your warning is much much too late... Apple has already been there...

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Pixel-style display woes on your shiny new X? Perfectly normal, says Apple

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Re: 'image persistence' or 'burn-in'

Piffle!

Our Stanley Steamer needed wood or coal to run, but we only had Buffalo Pies... they were free...

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Re: 'most modern cars will struggle to reach'

Actually, already planned on plumbing a Chevy 350 with a 5 speed trans in there with a carb and ripping out most of the electronics when the 2.9l dies. Nag doesn't have electric windows or navigation, don't use cruise control (vacuum cruise control is available if wanted). Airbag and antilocks (hate the bastards anyway) may be challenging.

I do want to see 500k miles on this engine - this was my first (and last) brand new vehicle purchase. You're not kidding though, I get looks sometimes at the tire place when they find out how long I've had it - I'm the exception evidently, not the rule.

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Re: 'most modern cars will struggle to reach'

Well, I'm driving an 08 GMC Canyon with the 2.9l four-banger @228k miles... but I take care of her with synthetic fluids - had her since there was 77 miles on the odometer...

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OK, we admit it. Under the hood, the iPhone X is a feat of engineering

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Re: Hell froze over

Hey Skippy, I have more than a few Android phones from different manufacturers over the years that got one or two updates over the course of the contracts.

Currently on a Moto Z Force @7.1.1, which is pretty good on updates, three this year so far.

Name the damn phone already!

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Re: "it comes with a beautiful notch"

Seems software folks don't like 'The Notch', something Apple implemented on the X.

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Re: Hell froze over

Name That Phone!

...Android updates every month? Ain't no such thing...

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Tesla share crash amid Republican bid to kill off electric car tax break

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Yeah, you'll have to pry my Flowmaster system from my cold, dead hands...

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Henry Ford would disagree with all of you.

'A Model T in any color you want, as long as it's Black'.

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Murphy's Law... First major electrical grid failure event will reverse those mandates, just to survive.

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Re: Cui bono

'reducing climate change'

Horseshit. Only when they are home - they're still jetting from one climate change conference to another.

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Billionaire Wars....

<gets popcorn>

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A draft US law to secure election computers that isn't braindead. Well, I'm stunned! I gotta lie down

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Re: I propose....

Definitions.

US House of Representatives= Congress Critters.

US Senate= Lacy Panty Pansies.

Bill = A proposed idea introduced to the House of Representatives, that if approved, is sent to the Senate.

Law = What a Bill becomes after being folded, stapled, mutilated, and sabotaged, by the House and Senate's various committees, then signed into Law by El Presidente.

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F-35s grounded by spares shortage

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Re: At the F35 garage

Random parts swapping used to be the basis of IT - there's your angle.

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Drones thrown a bone: Americans can ask nicely to go where FAA says they can't roam

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Red Threat Team says

Letting drones out in the public domain is a bad idea. Really, really bad.

It's just too easy.

I'm out, avoiding crowds as I go...

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Dell forgot to renew PC data recovery domain, so a squatter bought it

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@Solmyr

Nice.

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Re: They do have a clue

'loses the will to live'... I'm with you there brother, except it's client-side in my case.

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Knock, knock? Oh, no one there? No problem, Amazon will let itself in via your IoT smart lock

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Re: I must be in the "Beta" programme

Put out cookies and milk to placate the delivery troll/elf - he/she knows if you've been naughty or nice.

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Viasat: We're going to sue Ofcom over EU-wide airline Wi-Fi network

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"Consumers will suffer."

Please. Over ten years with Viasat/Exede/Hughsnet and it's never gotten less expensive.

$90.90/month for 15GB, I can be home or be out of the country for a month and I'm in violation of their Fair Access Policy by mid-month. I'm Fapped now, which reduces your speed to 56k modem speeds (fucking liars, I started with 14.4k modems and KNOW what 56k feels/looks like - 3.3kb/sec at best) and randomly flags a bookmark with a generic FAP warning (lol).

I've been on an AT&T DSL waiting list since 2007... I'm moving soon as the house sells.

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Arm isn't saying IoT firmware sucks but it's writing a free secure BIOS for device makers

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'That's what humans do.'

Our own worst enemy - ain't it great?

Upvoted ;)

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uBlock Origin ad-blocker knocked for blocking hack attack squawking

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Fuck 'em

Using UBO, ABP, Ghostery, and HTTPS Everywhere.

Anyone else miss the Internet of the late 1990's, early 2000's when spam was the biggest PITA?

I do.

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Watch out for Microsoft Word DDE nasties: Now Freddie Mac menaced

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Hehehehehe....

"whizzbang space-age technospeak jargon-pest"

Good one!

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Aviation industry hits turbulence as Airbus buys into Bombardier’s new jetplanes

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Japan competes with the US, what's wrong with the Brits? We know you know how to do it, take the Opium Wars for instance, or British India tea trade.

The British have lost their way.

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Angst in her pants: Alleged US govt leaker Reality Winner stashed docs in her pantyhose

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Re: Made Up Name Surely - Is Her Name Considered Serious (& Don't Call Me Shirley)!

Wasn't Reality Winner a racing horse back in the day? Kentucky Derby/Triple Crown horse.

EDIT: Yes, she was named after a horse.

http://www.pedigreequery.com/reality+winner

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Limp Weiner to get 21 months in the hole

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Re: Full of it?

I like the Decepticons myself - but I'm just contrary that way

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IT fraudster facing four years' bird time for $10k blackmail

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Why did he do it though? Pure dicketry?

Or did the victim owe him money for services rendered?

I'm not defending what he did, interested in the motivation. Annnnd why is that? I personally am owed $33k+ for a website I designed from scratch under near impossible deadlines - almost cost me my marriage in fact. Clients skipped, I found the bastards and hit them with a lawyer stick, several sticks. By law I'm entitled to three times the original invoice and some day maybe I'll get my money. That was five years ago... still ongoing. I lost one of two company service trucks in a repossession and laid off the tech who used it due to the loss. He had a young family, I hated doing it, but I was facing personal bankruptcy by being fucked over at a critical time.

Five years ago and I/my company still haven't fully recovered - yet those bastards who skipped have already formed new companies with cash reserves in the 7 figures... Laws.... pfft.

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