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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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.
Re: Deathly silence
And when you tell a Mac user their machine is invulnerable they stop thinking about it, thereby making themselves more vulnerable.
Re: Deathly silence
@ 's water music
Both on Any Answers, it does sometimes feel like they pick the loons for comedic value.
Re: Deathly silence
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.
Re: Location, Location, Location
A full copy of your phone in 5-10 minutes?
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...
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.
Re: Well Played NASA
I'm guessing you've either never understood the way bookmakers talk or you're a diehard Trumptard?
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.
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.
Umm, no, there were definitely 5.25" drives that had pushbutton eject, one of the plasma display Compaq portables had one for instance.
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'?
Re: Not the best choice
Indeed, the resultant tin whiskers and dry joints could bankrupt the West in a few decades.
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.
Re: Any other country???
His own website states he wanted a Muslim Immigration ban.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Re: "Because there is technology that can identify sexually explicit pictures "
That's exactly it, sending pics of his meat and two veg.
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...
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.
2 years for spinning rust but only 1 for the solid state?
I thought solid state was being sold as more reliable?
Re: A wedding ring...
Big shoes and gloves.
Earning a decent packet?
Surely that should be 'watching all your packets'
Mrs Trellis wants to know...
If it can win at Mornington Crescent?
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.
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?
Re: I think, on balance,
Better to burn out than to fade away!
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.
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.
Beat the end of level boss to get cash out?
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?
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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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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Re: I find the best way to avoid adverts on Farcebook...
I'm trying to give you credit but am failing miserably because I can think of no way for someone to have facebook without an internet conenction that would support a multitude of other ways to be contactable.
So, your argument is null and void.
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
It's not just Honda, I've had a Ford Focus infotainment system crash a few weeks ago, complete with filesystem check messages on restart and that appeared to be Win CE based.
Give me an office filled with HP42x0 or 43x0 mono printers.
Bombproof and dirt cheap to run and good for *checks page count on the one I'm resting my feet on* just shy of 480,000 pages so far. .
Magentic solution will destroy the drive as it'll wipe the all important servo data (which may or may not be desired), physical which destroys the platters is preferred and, weirdly, thermite isn't actually that effective (there are videos showng the residue being wiped off the platters) unless you're lucky/careful to place it right.
By far the best way is shredding.
But the IT dept trainee can't supplement his income if you make the disks unsaleable
I'm guessing you voted leave?
Why would I want a Pi to run Android?
Never had one overheat either, even without cooling, they just run and run.
Re: I Am Not Alone
In any retail park environment they are often outclassed and undercut by the pound shops, Home Bargains etc. for the same products at lower prices.
Maplin, to hobbyists, appear to be a spent force now, their component offering is not even a shadow of its former self (I know, a 2p resistor is not a profit item) and their website, just, yeah, let's not talk about the website.
I came to the conclusion a couple of years ago that nothing is that desperate I can't wait an extra day if it means I don't have to visit Maplin.
The staff, they've no clue, I was told in no uncertain terms that ICs don't need to be stored or jandled with any special antistatic precautions, this was after I'd refused to buy a 4000 series CMOS chip that had been taken from a plain plastic drawer, carried in the assistant's hand and then pushed across the counter top for me to 'check' it was the right one.
Good luck bullying your suppliers into supporting whatever crackpot scheme your management consultants have told you is necessary.
I shall break a habit and raise a glass to the man for the many laughs and smiles he raised.
Re: Vacuum tube (aka valve)
Given that the original 'thing' only ran at 1MHz I'd consider a couple of hundred KHz an impressive achievement but I have a sneaky suspicion it could be possible to persuade it to run full pelt, if they've given the layout some thought it may well work.
Re: "In 1985, the internet did not exist"
You sure about that?
I remember accessing a shell using dialup with a company calling itself 'The Direct Connection' before Pipex.
Fancy a piece of the Riversimple Rasa?