* Posts by wolfetone

3151 posts • joined 6 Aug 2011

Boss helped sysadmin take down horrible client with swift kick to the nether regions

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Admit it

You're leaving because you've ran out of ways to say "It's Friday welcome to On Call".

Good luck in the future, thanks for the section and the fish.

And welcome Rebecca!

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Fukushima reactors lend exotic nuclear finish to California's wines

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Re: Worse than anti-freeze!

"DHMO is especially pernicious in Ice Wine. The phase changes dramatically."

Even in the Canadian Ice Wines?

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Somewhere in Austria, winemakers are wondering how the American's can get away with putting radiation in their wine but they put anti-freeze in their bottles and everyone lost their minds.

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By Jove! Astroboffins spot 12 new spanking moons around Jupiter

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I bet they've counted one of them twice.

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Capita strikes again: Bug in UK-wide school info management system risks huge data breach

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Re: Kit check

I was rather hoping we'd go to the Windchester instead?

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

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My Comments

Not sure what the craic is with the article boxes, some are equally spaced across 4 boxes, then the row underneath have been shrank down so you could fit, maybe, 5 under neath?

Like the idea of the most read section being bigger. Although I think the articles are a bit lost further down the page.

If you're going for this card format of articles, it'd be better to have them differentiated better. So like I said with the Most Read section, I know where it starts but does it continue to the bottom of the page?

Finally, it needs more cowbell.

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Apple gives MacBook Pro keyboard rubber pants

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Re: Maybe so

To me it's fairly standard to upgrade the hard drive and RAM on a laptop after a number of years to prolong the life of the laptop.

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

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I've received these emails too, and I've always ignored them.

Why? Well the laptop I use for my porn has no webcam on it.

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Fix this faxing hell! NHS told to stop hanging onto archaic tech

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Fund the NHS properly before dictating what and how they choose to communicate with for fuck sake.

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Tech support chap given no training or briefing before jobs, which is why he was arrested

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"Computers were real computers."

Look at me typing on an imaginary laptop. La de dah de dah.

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Do you really want your kids' future in the hands of Capita? Well, too bad

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Can the parents opt out of this under the GDPR thing?

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Happy 10th birthday, Evernote: You have survived Google and Microsoft. For your next challenge...

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Re: Evernote Lament

OK, I'm guessing I came to it a bit later than you did.

All fair reasons really, although I thought NixNote was on the Debian repo. I can't reliably confirm that off hand though.

As an aside, I know one guy who basically did that Chrome App trickery with Evernote and made it a web app on his machine. But obviously if your business scenario couldn't use that then it's also useless. Which is a real shame.

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Re: Evernote Lament

Did you not use NixNote?

I found it works very well on Linux: http://nixnote.org

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Re: Emacs org mode not mentioned?

Didn't know that existed, thanks for the heads up!

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Nissan 'fesses up to fudging emissions data

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Re: 1.6 litre!

"OK. So the security industry and the police should ditch their dobs and rotties and replace them with miniature dachsunds.

Seriously, some breeds have been selectively bred for aggressive working roles and have an aggressive appearance which, like the other items on the list, act as a crutch to sad insecure little men. So nit-picking isn't going anywhere. You know what he meant."

You've got the wrong end of the stick. Rottweilers are chosen due to their presence and the strength of their bite. Not the fact that they're natural born killers. Most rotties I've come across that are pets will lick you to death. That's really the only bad thing about them, the slobber.

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Re: 1.6 litre!

"PS: No such thing. Only aggressive dog owners. Any dog can be trained to be aggressive.. I speak as someone who has owned Boxers, half-rottweilers and half-Staffies. None of whom were aggressive - although the Miniture Dachshund was.."

Went to the Dogs Trust 18 months ago to get a dog. The wife wanted a Minute Dachshund, and the lady at the centre warned us that the dog we were looking at had been returned twice because it was aggressive to people and now only a handful of centre staff could go in the kennel with it. Fair enough, what about the Chihuahua that my wife saw on the website? Same story.

My wife has no interest in getting a dog now, but I had seen a staffy online and asked about it. I asked to see it, the wife came along not bothered at all (actually not wanting the dog). She was gorgeous, playful, everything a staffy should be. I put my £110 down, came back a week later with my new staffy. The wife didn't want the staffy as she thought they were mean nasty killer dogs.

18 months on, the wife told me last night she couldn't think of ever living without a dog now. She adores the staffy, even if it still pisses and shits everywhere. But she's not aggressive to a fault. The neighbours cat regularly takes pop shots at her and she runs away. But then goes back to play with it.

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Re: Holy carp!

"I wonder if Renault has anything to worry about too?"

AFAIK the diesel engines Nissan use are Renault engines. So I think they'll be under the spotlight soon enough.

And, as an aside, the electronics on Nissan's are also French. So buyer beware.

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Outage outrage: TSB app offers users a TITSUP* encore

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Re: Surprised they have any customers left...

I'm staying for the 5% interest. Show me another bank that offers that on balances up to £1,500, and I'll move.

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Cyber boffins drill into World Cup cyber honeypot used to cyber lure Israeli soldiers

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A tree is felled in the woods, Israel blames Hamas.

The Queen passes wind, Israel blames Hamas.

The weather's too hot, Israel blames Hamas.

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ZX Spectrum reboot firm boss delays director vote date again

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If they're shipping some of the units this week, and Sinclair Research has seem a working demo of the device, then for the love of God just share the bloody photos and a video of these units that have been completed and boxed. It's harder to take £10,000 a month out of RCL than it is to take a photo and stick it on a website.

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RIP Peter Firmin: Clangers creator dies aged 89

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You forgot Parsley The Lion

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Git365. Git for Teams. Quatermass and the Git Pit. GitHub simply won't do now Microsoft has it

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Re: Trolling for comments

"They didn't rename Skype. Go find some actual news to report instead of pandering to the Penguintards"

Having a bit of fun on a Friday isn't a crime JDX, if that's your real name, KIm Jong Un.

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Jimmy Hill feted in Shoreditch

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Jimmy Hill wanted to introduce seating at Coventry, and they fitted them to the stands. All wooden seats. However, in that time period, hooliganism was rife and the seats were duly tore up by some ner-do-wells.

Very much an innovator really, criminally overlooked, and by far a much better person than Elon Musk's program could ever hope to be.

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Google leaps on the platform formerly known as Firefox with $22m splurge for KaiOS

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Here was me considering buying the Nokia with KaliOS on it to be free from Google, now they do this.

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Hipster horror! Slack has gone TITSUP: Total inability to support user procrastination

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Re: Slack is down! OMG

"Slack is the main communication channel with our offsite team. And this is hampering our normal discussion. With them being 12hrs offset from our timezone IM is the best way to discuss."

Have you and your team not heard of email?

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How will we ever carry on?

Oh, wait, it seems nothing has changed.

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So woke: Microsoft's face-recog can now ID more people who aren't pasty white blokes

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"...CEO Satya Nadella sent a missive to employees assuring them that the technology would not be used for anything Redmond deems unethical.

That doesn't fill me with confidence, especially when Windows thought Microsoft Bob was a great idea.

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

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@Alister

"Really? Going on recent history in the UK, she'd more likely have been convicted of illegal possession of a firearm, attempted manslaughter, and parental neglect..."

Don't be a clown.

You're allowed to own a firearm in the UK, either a shotgun or a rifle. You have to be a member of a shooting club to get the license, and the license gets renewed every two years (I think).

The Karl Bridgwater case did a lot to nail down the responsibilities of gun owners and home owners. In that case, as you might remember, the farmer said he shot Karl in self defence. However, the prosecution reasoned that Karl was shot in the back, so he was running away. If he's running away, then there is no longer an immediate threat to life to the home owner. So the farmer in this case (as far as I'm concerned) was wrong to shoot him. If Karl had attacked him with a crowbar then it's self defence. Otherwise it isn't.

Even as recently as a few months ago when the pensioner stabbed the burglar. He was arrested and investigated because, thankfully, no one can just claim self defence when it was a pre-mediated murder.

So away with you to the Daily Fail website!

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Re: Psycho creeps will always be with us.

"Not wanting to go all DM here, but in the UK the mom would probably have been arrested."

Yes, she would for initial investigations. But as he was shot facing her, it'd be self defence and she'd be let off.

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Chrome sends old Macs on permanent Safari: Browser bricks itself

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Re: Speaking of outdated kit

"there wasn't even a Pentium 4 non-desktop CPU"

Times being hard and the sister needing a new laptop, my Dad went out and bout a Toshiba one from PC World back in 2003/2004. It came with a Pentium 4 D processor.

You could fry eggs on it, it ran so hot it could've started a fire.

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Happy birthday, you lumbering MS-DOS-based mess: Windows 98 turns 20 today

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Simply the worst Windows I ever used, and I used Windows ME.

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MOS-SAD: Israeli govt weighs in on Facebook privacy, promises action

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Re: Democracy?

"At least you don't try to dress up your anti-semitism."

You need to read up on your definition of anti-semitism, and apologise for daring to accuse me of such a vile thing.

Being critical of Israel as a country has absolutely nothing to do with anti-semitism. I haven't mentioned the Jewish faith, and I haven't mentioned the countless Jews who, too, appose Israel in their genocide of the Palestinians.

Get back under whatever rock you crawled out of.

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Re: Democracy?

"You mean the ones who were shot... and who just happened to be active members of Hamas, Islamic Jihad etc.? You know, the ones who wanted to break through the fence and kill all the villagers next door? Next you'll be telling us it was a peaceful protest!"

Well, lets be honest. Israel have been killing Palestinians for years for those villagers to live on land that doesn't belong to them. And, to be even more bluntly honest, it's only Israeli news outlets that are saying that. Outside journalists (like the one shot by an Israeli sniper) themselves weren't Jihadists. They weren't members of Hamas either and have reported as such. They were innocent human beings forced in to something akin to South African apartheid, against their wishes, which is resembling genocide every month.

If I rocked up to your house, took over your garden and your kitchen, and built a big wall around where YOU live, you'd be throwing rocks and stones at me too. Wouldn't you?

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Re: Democracy?

"You mean the ones that have voted in Arab MP's in the Israeli parliament? The ones that sit on the judges bench in the Israeli justice system? The ones that hold a General's rank in the Israeli army? Those Arab citizens?"

He's referring to the doctors, the journalists and the civilians who are shot dead like fish in a barrel just because they're throwing some rocks or trying to help those shot for throwing rocks.

And I don't need to draw your attention to the illegal settlements that make up Israel, do I? They're not very democratic.

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Have YOU had your breakfast pint? Boffins confirm cheeky daily tipple is good for you

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Re: Interesting.

"No, I'm not planning on making up for lost time ;-)"

Suit yourself, but I intend to!

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Trainee techie ran away and hid after screwing up a job, literally

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What a way to screw up.

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Dixons Carphone profits drop 24% amid hack 'n' high street struggles

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In about 2013 I went to Currys to buy a TV. Saw one, and me being me I decided to haggle to get a deal on it.

The guy I was dealing with said no, no deal. Don't even bother, no money is coming off this TV. I told him that wasn't very sporting of him, and he said "Well Curry's don't have to worry about the high street competition. Where else are you going to buy a TV? Comet?"

"I can get that TV from the internet for £50 less" I told him

"Yeah but you have to get it delivered, this you can buy now and watch tonight."

I left him to it. Safe in the knowledge he was talking bollocks and he'd have his short sharp shock soon enough. 5 years later is better late than never.

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Atari accuses El Reg of professional trolling and making stuff up. Welp, here's the interview tape for you to decide...

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Distribute this pint to those involved, bravo!

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Re: Eviscerated!

It went to VAR in the end, and the TV decided to award just the one goal.

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UK footie fans furious as Sky Broadband goes TITSUP: Total inability to stream unfair penalties

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Re: fathers day unbearable with no internet

In fairness his kids might be dicks.

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National ID cards might not mean much when up against incompetence of the UK Home Office

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"The scandal claimed Amber Rudd's job as Home Secretary. Her replacement, Sajid Javid, is working to sort out the mess."

Which was absolutely stupid, as it was Theresa May who gave the go ahead for the destruction of those papers.

"Two of Javid's predecessors, Charles Clarke and Alan Johnson, have popped up with their answer: identity cards."

Of course they would. They wanted nothing more than ID cards when they were in power. And, to be quite honest, it still wouldn't have prevented this Windrush tragedy.

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Yubico snatched my login token vulnerability to claim a $5k Google bug bounty, says bloke

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Re: Donate

"The real question, Adam52, is why does such a group need to exist at all in this modern age of ours. Solve that problem, and then your statement gains some moral justification. But in todays world..."

You cannot agree with or justify segregation.

They removed segregation from schools because it didn't benefit anyone. Yet, in this day and age, apparently segregation is good in order to encourage kids to take something up. How? Computing is inclusive and always has been inclusive. Maybe 40 years ago when women were pushed in to occupations of either being a teacher or a nurse this would've had a place. But not now, and the continual acceptable of segregation does not ultimately lead to inclusion.

It never has. And it never will.

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Developer’s code worked, but not in the right century

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"If Denis Norden didn't need to censor 'cockups', I don't think The Reg has to."

They've started to censor "Head" from Lou Reed's 'Take A Walk On The Wild Side' on the radio.

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User spent 20 minutes trying to move mouse cursor, without success

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"and two millennials now had a history lesson in mouse balls."

Excuse me, but the millennials you speak of were using and interacting with computers with mouse balls long before they were replaced with optical mice.

Maybe, just maybe, those two went to a school that didn't have computers. Which is more common than you think. The wife, who's around my age, went to a different school and she told me they only had the one computer in her secondary school and it was a "BBC something".

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Ex-Rolls-Royce engineer nicked on suspicion of giving F-35 info to China

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"Dear China, this plane the yanks built is bollocks. Don't build your plane like this. Sincerely, Bryn Jones"

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Scrapping Brit cap on nurses, doctors means more room for IT folk

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So in order to regain control of our borders, we've voted to leave the EU. And because of that, EU nationals who were working here have decided to go back to the EU and not come back. To fill the gaps made by this exodus, we're now going to open our borders to those outside of the EU (where, lets be honest, most of the xenophobes who voted Leave have the problem with in the first place) and invite more foreign people to come to this country?

I was wrong about the Vote Leave brigade, they do have a sense of humour.

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Citation needed: Europe claims Kaspersky wares 'confirmed as malicious'

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I Broke My Leg Today

The Russians did it. They hacked my iPhone and caused my leg to break in my sleep.

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No fandango for you: EU boots UK off Galileo satellite project

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It might of squeezed on to the side of a bendy bus though?

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Cardiff chap chucks challenge at chops*-checking cops

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Re: Good Luck

"I don't know what the government is using these days to lubricate their arguments about security but not much seems to stick to them these days"

Terrorism.

Extremism.

Russia.

To name but a few.

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Dixons Carphone 'fesses to mega-breach: Probes 'attempt to compromise' 5.9m payment cards

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Re: Me feeling happy ...

"that when I last bought something at Dixons that I refused to give my email address when the checkout operator insisted that I had to ... I think that he either entered his own address or invented something bogus."

I've had this several times, the most recent was at a Jurys Inn where they said I had to give an email. I asked them why, and she said they needed it incase they had to contact me while I stayed in the hotel. So I told her I'm in my room all night to sleep, so if you need me knock on the door. You know what room I'm in.

Halfrauds are also trying to do this email collection thing, so I can get an emailed copy of my receipt. No mate, paper is good enough.

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