* Posts by Hey Nonny Nonny Mouse

226 posts • joined 17 Nov 2011

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Yes, British F-35 engines must be sent to Turkey for overhaul

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Re: Starting to make sense now

We've long been known as the 51st state.

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Top of the radio charts: Jodrell Bank goes for UNESCO World Heritage status

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Re: Doctor Who

"Unless I mistaken, it's where the Fourth Doctor met his demise."

You are mistaken.

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Ex-Harrods IT man cleared of stealing company issued laptop

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Re: Eh?

Sorry to be a killjoy but I would place a decent wedge of cash that any use of a company laptop for storing pics of his wife, viewing porn etc. Etc would be against corporate IT policy.

Nothing a short sharp shock to the hard disk if it had one wouldn't fix.

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Russian bot-herder and election-fiddling suspect closer to US trial

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Re: "I will die within a year"

That you claim to know they can 'disappear' people makes a mockery of the rest of your claim about 'them' being able to do it without making any noise wouldn't you say?

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Russian telco backs up North Korea's sole Internet link

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Re: Counterproductive..

Preloaded and configured with mesh networking might be interesting though

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Home Sec Amber Rudd: Yeah, I don't understand encryption. So what?

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Re: Techies will continue to sneer.

"Would Ms Rudd require that all door locks produced by locksmiths selling locks for use in the UK share a common master key, copies of which are stored in Ms Rudd's office, in all police stations (just in case), in the glove boxes of all emergency vehicles (just in case), in the cabinets of all utility companies (just in case), in the offices of local councils (just in case - terrorists and kiddie botherers y'know) and of course various very reputable* private security companies such as G4S (just in case one wants to outsource things).".

Y'mean like the TSA require all your luggage to have locks with master keys if you travel to the States?

Can't think what could possibly go wrong with that *stares at kits of TSA master keys for sale*

Don't forget, if you've nothing to hide you don't need privacy.

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Hotter than the Sun: JET – Earth’s biggest fusion reactor, in Culham

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Real close now

So, in another couple of decades then?

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Well, whad'ya know? 'No evidence' that Obama wiretapped Trump Tower

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Re: Twitler lied?

Now now, his arms aren't that long

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Smart meters: 'Dog's breakfast' that'll only save you 'a tenner' – report

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Quelle surprise

Why is this always a surprise to the people who comission that kind of bollocks scheme when it's absolutely predictable for all the rest of us who actually have a clue?

Or have I answered my own question?

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Intel ME controller chip has secret kill switch

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Re: The mind absolutely boggles.

486SX, 487 CoPro and 486DX being a case in point, it's barely more difficult to design a chip that can have features permanently disabled before encapsulation to give you a 'range' to sell from, it would be no more difficult to do that and offer chips that have MEP disabled in hardware if there was a market (which there obviously is) but it's simpler to have it configurable by integrators (an undocumented jumper or cuttable PCB trace on the board perhaps) or even software houses because that means you can sell commodity hardware as 'secure' so costs are rock bottom.

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Linux-loving lecturer 'lost' email, was actually confused by Outlook

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Nah, I've done it.

had to enforce the emptying of recycle bin on exit, sent round *lots* of emails advising people, asking them to sign off that they'd read and understood it.

Got a shitogram from the MD's son because 'all my important emails have gone', said idiot was in the habit of putting all his read emails in the recycle bin but opened them from there if he needed to read them again.

I called him an idiot, in front of his dad and a few members of staff.

This was the same idiot who wrestled the advertising copy role out of the hands of a graduate who could read, write and spell to replace it with semi-literate drivel.

After three issues of the national magazine they spent a not insignificant amount on advertising with his father persuaded the graduate to 'proof read' all future advertising copy.

Moron.

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'My PC needs to lose weight' says user with FAT filesystem

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I had one regular customer who used to call up for tech support when she had problems, in a series of memorable calls she complained about her hymen .sys being broken.

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RightNow founder turned politician gets assault charge after 'bodyslamming' reporter

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Re: That will not stop him being elected

That'd be the same Donald Trump who has been accused of rape by his ex wife, accused of raping a 13 year old and has been accused of sexual harrassment many times, of groping women and was caught on tape bragging about assaulting women?

Just making sure we're on the same page here.

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You think your day was bad? OS X malware hackers just swiped a Mac dev's app source

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Re: Deathly silence

And when you tell a Mac user their machine is invulnerable they stop thinking about it, thereby making themselves more vulnerable.

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Hey Nonny Nonny Mouse

Re: Deathly silence

@ 's water music

Both on Any Answers, it does sometimes feel like they pick the loons for comedic value.

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Re: Deathly silence

@cb7

It was amusing to say the least, one 'businessman' suggesting he could save the NHS millions by formatting them all and installing Mint because 'it's free and I run my computers on it', another saying he'd had a ransomware infection but fixed it in 25 minutes by calling the ISP and telling them to turn it off.

The most prominent thing to come out of all the talking heads who were adding their 'expert opinion' was that almost none of them have a clue about what they were talking about.

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Bloke charged under UK terror law for refusing to cough up passwords

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Re: Location, Location, Location

@Kane

A full copy of your phone in 5-10 minutes?

Hmmm...

A paranoid person might suggest that they installed some form of malware/backdoor in the 5-10 minutes they had the unlocked device out of your sight...

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Dell BIOS update borks PCs

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Re: Not the first time

Dell network drivers for 2900/2950 Windows servers, if you picked the wrong version from their site you had to do some serious registry hacking or rebuild the server.

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NASA nixes Trump's moonshot plan

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Re: Well Played NASA

I'm guessing you've either never understood the way bookmakers talk or you're a diehard Trumptard?

https://english.stackexchange.com/questions/252963/what-does-slash-the-odds-of-something-mean

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UK hospital meltdown after ransomware worm uses NSA vuln to raid IT

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Re: Surprises?

Well, yes, but who knows how far the ransomware/attack has penetrated so it's better to disconnect/shutdown and prevent further contamination/corruption while you assess the situation, fix the holes and recover.

As for phones, plenty of DoH and NHS systems are using IP telephony that's dependent on the PCs being up, the phone number follows the user's network login so shutting down the PC means you lose telephony as well.

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User lubed PC with butter, because pressing a button didn't work

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Yes. That.

MD of a company once told me he didn't want to pay for his staff to learn to use computers, the computers should work the way he wanted them to.

That's the same company MD who was persuaded by two people on staff that their job was to be on facebook managing the company social media presence.

Quite how they did that from their personal accounts while posting pictures of holidays, children and tennis club escaped me but I'm sure he felt he got value for money.

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Hey Nonny Nonny Mouse

Umm, no, there were definitely 5.25" drives that had pushbutton eject, one of the plasma display Compaq portables had one for instance.

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Radioactive leak riddle: Now Team America sniffs Europe's skies for iodine isotope source

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Before filing the report and displaying it in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying ‘Beware of the Leopard'?

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Hey Nonny Nonny Mouse

Re: Not the best choice

Indeed, the resultant tin whiskers and dry joints could bankrupt the West in a few decades.

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'Hey, Homeland Security. Don't you dare demand Twitter, Facebook passwords at the border'

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Re: What do you mean 'looming'?

Happened to a British born Muslim friend of mine back in the Bush days too, his name flagged an alert on some watch list and he was refused boarding at Manchester airport for a family holiday to Disney.

Kinda narrows down the name combinations when you realise an awful lot of Muslim boys are named Muhamed first and then live their lives using a middle name for daily life.

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Grumpy Trump trumped, now he's got the hump: Muslim ban beaten back by appeals court

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Re: Any other country???

His own website states he wanted a Muslim Immigration ban.

https://www.donaldjtrump.com/press-releases/donald-j.-trump-statement-on-preventing-muslim-immigration

He stated it while on the campaign trail as well.

Want to try and deny it's a ban on Muslims again?

Just because it's been renamed and had the word Muslim removed does not mean it's a different ban.

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Re: Don't let Trump speak officially in the UK.

We're doing our best, now if you could persuade Microsoft to up their game that'd be lovely

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He's not angry...

I don't think he's angry as such, all caps in his tweet just means he's really, Really, REALLY, *REALLY* excited that he's managed to figure out all by himself* where judges work.

*With only a little bit of help from President Bannon**

** And the internetz

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Dido queen of carnage steps down from TalkTalk

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Surely just a coincidence but...

Shares in TalkTalk rose 8% on the announcement.

Talktalk, the worst ISP I have ever had the misfortune to deal with (for clients and friends i might add, i wasn't stupid enough to use them) and that was before and during Dido's reign.

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Parliamentary Trump-off? Pro-Donald petition passes 100k signatures

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Re: nice!

It's had all of two and a half days I think as it started on Sunday morning (I signed the anti trump somewhere around the 40K signature mark) to reach almost 1.8 million signatures so it's unlikely to reach the same giddy levels but the main reason I feel uneasy is the moronic premise that the debate is actually a separate one, Teresa Dismay has already invited Trumplethinskin to come and see what he's buying.

Fortunately he probably won't be able to take back our country, it's a bit big for hand luggage.

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'Exploding e-cig cost me 7 teeth, burned my face – and broke my sink!'

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Re: Damaged his sink?

I'm doubtful too as most batterys have some sort of overpressure vent but those e-cigs often encase the battery inside a well sealed metal sleeve, overpressure one of those and it'll go with a good bang

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Ham-fisted: Chap's radio app killed remotely after posting bad review

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Re: Crapware

Agreed on a lot of what you posted but I can offer a small ray of hope, after making attempts to get on with Win 10, I wiped it and restored Win 7 from the 'recovery' partition and can confirm the Win 7 licence still activates correctly.

Unless MS does something spectacular with Win11 then it'll be Linux next time.

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Jeremy Hunt: Telcos must block teens from sexting each other

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Re: "Because there is technology that can identify sexually explicit pictures "

That's exactly it, sending pics of his meat and two veg.

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Investigatory Powers Act signed into UK law by Queen

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Re: I wonder.....

AS long as they don't need to kiss Corbyn's, Farage's or May's arse to get a seat at the table they might not sell us all out.

It's hardly a sparkling prsopect is it...

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Smart meter benefits even crappier than originally thought

Hey Nonny Nonny Mouse

Well that's just rude and ignorant of you, the OP's comment clearly marks him out as a tin foil hatter and not a black helicopter crank.

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WDLabs goes Pi-eyed and sees triple

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Warranties

2 years for spinning rust but only 1 for the solid state?

I thought solid state was being sold as more reliable?

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Married man arrives at A&E with wedding ring stuck on todger

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Re: A wedding ring...

Big shoes and gloves.

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Join the Q: British intel agencies seek tech-savvy apprentices

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Earning a decent packet?

Surely that should be 'watching all your packets'

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Google DeepMind 'learns' the London Underground map to find best route

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Mrs Trellis wants to know...

If it can win at Mornington Crescent?

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Smell burning? Samsung’s 'Death Note 7' could still cause a contagion

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Re: Disagree with general consensus here...

The problem with external battery packs is that they are limited in current capability, you can only stuff so many amps through a piece of copper wire and those tiny connectors before it becomes possible to light a cig on it.

An internal, removeable or otherwise, battery and holder can be designed to provide many amps of current and, if it's removeable, it can be replaced when it goes flat offering effectively instant recharge.

I used to carry about a spare battery for my phones, it's amazing how often it got used in the early hours of the morning in data centres or remote sites where it was inconvenient to recharge the phone.

Then I got a HTC One, I love the phone but miss the removeable battery and SD card as it goes flat at the most inconvenient times and I'd really make good use of a large capacity SD card in it.

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Inside our three-month effort to attend Apple's iPhone 7 launch party

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Re: Hopefully...

What you should really be worried about is the 16 million allocated to the Department for Work and Pensions in the UK.

One for everyone soon to be unemployed?

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Sex is bad for older men, and even worse when it's good

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Re: I think, on balance,

Better to burn out than to fade away!

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A plumber with a blowtorch is the enemy of the data centre

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Re: Jobbing sparkies and their subbies

I've had similar, an apartment block with Ethernet and CCTV cabling done with eight core alarm wire back to a central control room.

Some of it joined with screw terminal choc block connectors because it was longer than the 100M rolls the 'installer' had bought.

Amazingly it sort of worked, the main reason I was called in was because the pictures on the CCTV were terrible and he'd not installed the required number of cameras, instead he'd taken the money and run, the job had been 'quality inspected' and signed off by his mate who had taken a brown envelope filled with pound notes.

Took me a week and a half to sort it all out but it did pay for a couple of nice holidays.

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BBC detector vans are back to spy on your home Wi-Fi – if you can believe it

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Re: Once upon a time detector vans existed

It is entirely possible to detect TV usage from the local oscillator, it's possible to determine which channel is being watched and even watch along on some of the poorer tuners.

It's also entirely possible to pinpoint said signal down to a very small area, if you don't believe me all you have to do is go look for EMC compliance testing equipment and see how it can be used to pinpoint a single misbehaving component on a densely packed circuit board.

Do I believe it was done to detect licence evasion?

On balance, probably not, at least not on a regular basis, as others have said, it's far cheaper and easier to knock on the doors of houses that don't have a registered TV license.

I suspect there was an element of truth in it at some point in history, someone came up with the idea of course and knowing the BBC research departments it's highly likely there was a project to prove feasibility, it probably even got trialled and used a few times but after that, it was just a PR exercise to scare people, driving around with vans that are fitted with antennae that were just for show.

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Ripper! Boffins find malware thought behind $347k Thai ATM raids

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Beat the end of level boss to get cash out?

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Wanna build your own drone? Intel emits Linux-powered x86 brains for DIY flying gizmos

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I can't, you're absolutely right but would I want the drone doing video processing while it was using the same board to fly?

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The Drone board?

It's kind of 'wow' expensive, when you consider it can be done with a £1.50 Arduino and a few plug in extras.

Nice feature set but not necessarily something I'd want to lose up a tree or, in the case of the DJI I saw recently, wedged in the central reservation crash barriers of a motorway.

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Adblock Plus blocks Facebook block of Adblock Plus block of Facebook block of Adblock Plus block of Facebook ads

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Re: I find the best way to avoid adverts on Farcebook...

Facebook as a tool for finding people is pretty good but there's no reason to keep feeding the machine by not swapping phone numbers, addresses, email addresses, Skype details etc.

There truly is very little reason to use Facebook as a sole means of communication, expecially if the communication is 'private' and not on the timeline other than laziness.

And the other advantage of Facebook is that you can cure cancer, defeat terrorism, stop child abuse etc. just by giving it a thumbs up.

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Undetectable NSA-linked hybrid malware hits Intel Security radar

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Re: If it was truly firmware?

Indeed, like the Seagate drives which just upped and died a few years ago but were recoverable with a firmware flash.

Bugs happen and it's a damn good idea to occasionally check for firmware updates.

My preference would be for a firmware write protect jumper next to the SATA connector or a small toggle switch somewhere, said write protect should also stop the drive being used until it's 'locked' in read only for firmware.

Of copurse that'd not stop a TLA from corrupting the original firmware but at least it'd need to be someone with that sort of clout and not some extortion oriented criminal hacker gang

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