* Posts by JoshOvki

154 posts • joined 8 Nov 2011

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Tell us what you're doing in DevOps, Containers, and Agile

JoshOvki

Re: Ok...

Required xkcd (times 2)

https://xkcd.com/1205/

https://xkcd.com/1319/

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Why the Apple Watch with LTE means a very Apple-y sort of freedom

JoshOvki
Paris Hilton

Re: Virtual ?

"Hint: Virtual servers aren't run in bags of gas, you know"

Surly if they are in the cloud?!

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Boffins: 68 exoplanets in prime locations to SPY on humanity on Earth

JoshOvki

Re: If there was something here they needed...

We already could be!

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Red panic: Best Buy yanks Kaspersky antivirus from shelves

JoshOvki

needed to run a dubious exe file...

Come on, spill. It was iTunes wasn't it?!

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UK not as keen on mobile wallets as mainland Europe and US

JoshOvki

Re: Implants

Pay-by-bonk?

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Edinburgh Uni email snafu tells students they won't be graduating

JoshOvki

Re: three or four years of sex, booze and drugs...

Thank you! All of the sex, booze and drugs made for a really a fun 4 years.

Now lets talk about why you keep taking money out of my pay slip every month? What is all that about, I thought people like you paid for it?! What you didn't have to pay for your degree at all? I guess it is actually people like me that are not paying for yours too.

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Nest leaves competition in the dust with new smart camera

JoshOvki

"Just another paperweight as I believe it requires a $10/m subscription to be able to access your recordings."

FTFY

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The Register's guide to protecting your data when visiting the US

JoshOvki

Re: Don't accept it, act on it

"then I'd be on the first train out-of-town to P45 land"

I am lucky that travel isn't part of my contract, so they would have issues firing me for refusing to travel. America is on my list of no-go places recently.

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The top doc, the FBI, the Geek Squad informant – and the child porn pic that technically wasn't

JoshOvki

From my law lectures you can still use the trojan defence, but good luck proving it.

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Fitbit picks up Pebble, throws Pebble as far as it can into the sea

JoshOvki

Re: Shit

Most expensive watch I ever bought was my pebble steel, and it is perfect for me. I hope it isn't impacted too much once the pebble servers are turned off.

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Information on smart meters? Yep. They're great. That works, right? – UK.gov

JoshOvki

Re: Consistent at least...

Red, white and blue Smart Meters!

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‘Alan Turing law’ to give posthumous pardons to 59,000 men for 'gross indecency'

JoshOvki
Alert

Re: no restrictions on homosexual behaviour

"Consensual homosexual S&M practices are illegal in the UK."

Slaves... did I say slaves?!

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JoshOvki
Gimp

Re: Warning - Full Rant mode...

My slaves are always consenting and are never able to run away -->

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Samsung to Galaxy Note 7 users: Turn it off. Now

JoshOvki
Mushroom

That! --->

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USB-C is now wired for sound, just like Sir Cliff Richard

JoshOvki

Great another fricking adapter. Just what we are missing in our lives.

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Google GPS grab felt like a feature, was actually a bug

JoshOvki

I found the bug!

"no location data reached Play services" it wasn't that it was requesting the location that was the bug, it was that it never got back to google!

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Helpful airport robots

JoshOvki

"Drop your water bottle. You have 15 seconds to comply."

If the developers are from the same company I work for the result would be a count down:

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UNHANDLED EXCEPTION

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What's Brexit? How Tech UK tore up its plans after June 23

JoshOvki

Re: All it will take is one big company

But Wales also did very well from EU Handouts and voted to leave, which still shocks me!

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Netflix picks fight with internet exchange industry

JoshOvki

Unless you travel to America and use a computer when they can only show you the US library. It is location specific, not users registered location.

For what it is worth I do agree that I would rather be able to use a VPN to the country I am registered in. I used to have my router configured to a VPN in London (being UK based) but had to remove that after the restriction came into play.

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JoshOvki

I am sure Netflix would much rather not spend the extra money on the VPN! Why would they want to limit content, I am sure if they had their way everyone would be able to access everything, making it attract more people = more money. Instead the content providers are saying you can't show it in X,Y & Z countries.

Yes it is annoying (I was part way through Suits using an American VPN), but I can hardly begrudge Netflix for it.

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CIA says it 'accidentally' nuked torture report hard drive

JoshOvki

"I live in North Wales. Could you explain this phenomenon?"

It is that thing that happened once in 1964, caused localised panic and the weather stone was dry for the first time in recorded history.

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First successful Hyperloop test module hits 100mph in four seconds

JoshOvki

Re: Los Angeles to San Francisco route comes in at $6bn

"What happens when it fails, and passengers are trapped in a vacuum with the next car hurtling towards them at Mach 1? How long does it take to plasma cut them out?"

As opposed to a plane which will just fall out of the sky.

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IT glitch causes 'nationwide' Post Office outage

JoshOvki

"only some"

"However, a Post Office spokesperson said only some of the group's 11,000 branches were affected..."

10,999 I imagine, that 1 branch was probably Dores (near Inverness)

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Google, Honeywell put away Nest patent knives

JoshOvki
WTF?

Re: Nah

"No-one needs Nest. "

For a moment I thought this was a tech site . No-one needs have the tech in there house. Kettle... use the hob, toaster... use the grill, washing machine... use the sink.

I know I don't need 3 tablets, 2 laptops and a desktop, but I am a geek. I like gadgets.

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E-cigarettes help save lives, says Royal College of Physicians

JoshOvki

"Leave OUR cars out of it - we don't tell you want you can and can't do in yours."

You might want to give this a read:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/the-highway-code

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Furious customers tear into 123-reg after firm's mass deletion woes

JoshOvki

Re: I Ran A CRON Job On My Bank!

Better off than with HSBC!

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Would you let cops give your phone a textalyzer scan after a road crash?

JoshOvki

> Strictly policed speed limits I also find dangerous as it is easy to engender road-rage for travelling below the speed limit and blocking those behind who may have cruise control...

Laziness is no excuse. Remember it is a speed LIMIT not a speed TARGET. Drive at 3kmh below the LIMIT then you have that bit of flexibility, everyone is a winner ay. Although it may take you an extra minute (heavens forbid) to arrive at your destination.

Further more if you have cruise control on and notice you are approaching the car in front drop down the cruise control a couple of KPH, you will hardly notice the difference (3km/h is half of walking speed after all).

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Automic lets big firms play with DevOps in private sandbox

JoshOvki

Re: DevOps...

s/DevOps/Buzzword/g

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Woman scales Ben Nevis wielding selfie stick instead of ice axe

JoshOvki

Re: nice legs, shame about the brain

I heard the same about you

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JoshOvki

May I point out that mountain rescue didn't rescue her. They also are a voluntary service, and a charity. No money from the tax payers for these girls and boys. All fun raised.

I have also never heard a single MRT member complain about having to rescue someone. Even the ill prepared. Although I did get moaned at for finding the most awkward place to put myself while being a victim for a training exercise.

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Google puts a gun to the head of IT middlemen – the ops teams

JoshOvki

Re: targetted advertising

I bought some Acrow Props last week (for supporting a large concrete balcony while I destroy it), which are not exactly the sort of thing you buy regularly. Since then, I have been getting adverts for Acrow Props... but I just bought 10 (4 more than I strictly need), why would I want to buy more?!

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Spanish cops discover illegally parked flying car

JoshOvki

Re: Rag Week?

Perhaps they are in Wales. We seem to her a disportionate number of both rugby players and people who abandon their cars in stupid places.

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Cameron co-opts UK mobile industry for EU Remain campaign

JoshOvki
Pirate

Abroad I use TPB, here stuck with a TPB Proxy :(

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Hey British coders: DevOps – you're doing it wrong

JoshOvki

Re: It's okay...

Preferably the one that implemented DevOPs, as they know how we work...

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Apple evacuates European HQ after bomb threat

JoshOvki
Trollface

"Up to 4,000 workers"

to it could have been the 3 people that work there then...

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Improve, automate, rinse and repeat: All aboard the starship DevOps

JoshOvki

Re: I don't know about improving and refining...

El Reg appears to be supporting the hand that forces IT to do rubbish things rather than biting the hand that feeds IT.

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Curiosity Rover eyes Mars' creeping dunes

JoshOvki

Re: any chance

If your house is in Mars count me in!

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BBC News website takes New Year's Eve break

JoshOvki

Re: Auntie Beeb's 500 moment of hell?

> Why would a DDoS result in a 500 server error?

Loads of traffic passed through the apache sever in the DMZ to the Web Server(s) in the background. Causes the webserver(s) to grind to a hault and lose connection the the apache server in the DMZ. Apache server will see this as a 500 error.

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Cisco bitten by Java deserialisation bug, working on patch

JoshOvki
Pirate

Re: Expect more

> Try "educating" instead of "executing".

Spoil sport!

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Kill Flash Now: 78 bugs patched in latest update

JoshOvki
Stop

Re: Sigh...

Never mind the Beeb, what about El Reg?!

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Facebook's UK wing paid just £4k in corporation tax last year

JoshOvki

Re: Companies don't pay tax

"Even employers NI is really a tax that employees pay."

You honestly think that if your employers didn't have to pay employers NI that you would be paid more?!

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Pocket mobe butt dialing clogs up 911 emergency calls, says Google

JoshOvki

Re: @BobRocket - Emergency calls not optional

Emergency calls will go across any network. So if your phone has the ability to call the emergency services so will theirs.

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Tear teardown down, roars Apple: iFixit app yanked from store

JoshOvki

Re: Don't get it

"Shame, we all lose out."

I don't lose out. I have an android phone.

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Apple fanbois cry (bless) as site motionless during iPhone 6S pre-order wrest

JoshOvki

Apache Setting

MaxClients 20

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All smartwatches are insecure, reveals unsurprising research

JoshOvki

Re: 60% of facts are made up

I thought it was 64.3% of facts are made up?

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Ex-Apple bods suing Apple for bag searches get class-action upgrade

JoshOvki

Re: Optional

I used to work in a shop and we had random searches. However we were payed for the time we were in work, so if it took 30 minutes to get through everyone we had an extra 30 minutes pay. This isn't about the searches being illegal, it is about not being compensated correctly for your time in work.

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Flash HOLED AGAIN TWICE below waterline in fresh Hacking Team reveals

JoshOvki

Re: Enable click to play?

Don't you consider it a bit silly for The Reg staff to be giving instructions on how to disable flash, when some of the adverts use flash?

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Silly Google's Photos app labelled BLACK PEOPLE as GORILLAS

JoshOvki

Re: AI is hard

I wouldn't be offended if I was tagged as a panda. Probably be fairly accurate actually.

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Layoff-happy Capita charges staff to use cutlery in canteens

JoshOvki

Re: Evolution

BYOD - Bring Your Own Dish?

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