* Posts by toffer99

70 posts • joined 24 Nov 2011

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Fallover Friday: NatWest, RBS and Ulster Bank go TITSUP*

toffer99

Re: Back now

Have they lied about the cause yet? That's the next step.

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The Reg chats with Voyager Imaging Team member Dr Garry E Hunt

toffer99

Terrific article -well done. I came from scanning through Mail Online, the hate paper. It was like climbing out of a lagoon of pigshit and stepping under a clean, cool shower.

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TSB goes TITSUP: Total Inability To Surprise Users, Probably

toffer99

We're sorry you couldn't get your money, customers. But our CEO got his as he left in disgrace -£1.7 million. Nice, eh?

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HTC U12 Life: Notchless, reasonably priced and proper buttons? Oh joy

toffer99

Re: Honestly.. this is the problem with the Android phone market

The USP of this phone is that the Apple price is £1000.

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DIYers rejoice: Hitting stuff to make it work even works in space

toffer99

Did plain old low-rent Boffins fix it, or was it the Astroboffins. Or maybe the Geoboffins. Nope, it was the DrillerBoffins.

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Either my name, my password or my soul is invalid – but which?

toffer99

Anyone got advice on password managers? I'm thinking of jumping to one.

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

toffer99

Did a good job. All the best.

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'Fibre broadband' should mean glass wires poking into your router, reckons Brit survey

toffer99

Re: Same in Canada

I can't wait to have CCTK. What's that? Chlorinated Chicken to the Kitchen.

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SpaceX to pick up the space pace with yet another Falcon 9 launch

toffer99

Re: Yes, we know it's hard, but someone has told Elon dumping Block 4's at sea is easy.

or any crisp packet.

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TSB's middleware nightmare: Execs grilled on Total Sh*tshow at Bank

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Bonus

Bonus? BONUS???? I assume he's paying back last year's bonus.

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Ariane 5 primed for second launch of year after trajectory cockup

toffer99

Re: Reusable?

The Shuttle was designed to be reusable, but took a heap of expensive resuscitation between flights. The SpaceX first stage seems to require little more than a rubdown with a half-brick before it's ready to fly again.

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toffer99

Re: Reusable?

I heard that part of the rocket launched this week (the second stage) was on its 5th outing. That must save a few bob.

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Digital air traffic control upgrade puts potential delays on London flights

toffer99

What systems do they have for backing up in case of fire, flood, power cuts, terrorist attack or an idiot with excavator.?

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Electric cars to create new peak hour when they all need a charge

toffer99

Re: I've been pointing this out for years.

...and we can now see why.

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F-35 'incomparable' to Harrier jump jet, top test pilot tells El Reg

toffer99

Sounds good but expensive. Each one costs one NHS hospital.

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Oh good. Transport for London gives Capita £80m for WAN, LAN and Wi-Fi

toffer99

Wikipedia: "Capita Group has not been received well by the public and in the media. It has gained the nickname "Crapita", particularly from the coverage in the satirical and current affairs magazine Private Eye, which routinely documents the company's many failures and setbacks in the public sector."

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UK border at risk of exposure post Brexit, warn MPs

toffer99

The worst government of my lifetime, getting the biggest issue of a generation wrong, based on little to no information, having been given the tiniest mandate obtained through deception, largely to satisfy a generation who won't be affected, because they'll be dead.

Why did the Tories do this? Why did they turn an internal party squabble on Europe into a catastrophe for the UK and its 65 million people?

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What will drive our cars when the combustion engine dies?

toffer99

Its odd to think that in a few short years, only museums will have fossil fuel cars in them. Alongside Jeremy Clarkson.

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HMS Queen Elizabeth is delayed, Ministry of Defence confesses

toffer99

Re: Who cares

They're going to re-classify it as a NotAnAircraft Carrier,

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toffer99

So the Tories now have two Disgraced Ex-Defence Ministers on their record (please use this correct title), and they're lining up the third. It'll be interesting to see how the new one falls down. My guess is sheer incompetence in the role and in Parliament

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Yet more British military drones crash, this time into the Irish Sea

toffer99

And the airlines want us to fly in pilotless planes. Think I'll walk or stay at home.

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Your top five dreadful people the Google manifesto has pulled out of the woodwork

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Of course, nobody who reads this will seize the opportunity to attack these assholes on twitter, will they? Please don't or you risk joining their number. Oh, alright, make an exception for Toby Young.

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Capita flogs Asset Services division for £888m

toffer99

Worth a look: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capita#Criticism

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Why Microsoft's Windows game plan makes us WannaCry

toffer99

Why didn't the alleged "Health Secretary" take action? Well, he's part of a government that wants to destroy the NHS.

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Oh dear, Prime Minister! Nearly 100 Beeb bosses make more than you

toffer99

She doesn't mind too much as most of them are Tories.

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Trump's self-imposed cybersecurity deadline is up: What we got?

toffer99

Re: STOP THE PRESSES!!!

"The NHS is safe in my hands."

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Confidence in £70m customs system has 'collapsed', warns Treasury Committee

toffer99

Well they won't have to worry about Gibraltar travellers. We're about to lose it to Spain.

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Google's stock rating downgraded as YouTube ad boycott contagion goes global

toffer99

Logic would dictate that these many advertisers would also boycott the Daily Mail and the Express which are at least as good at spreading hate as Google.

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This is where UK's Navy will park its 65,000-tonne aircraft carriers

toffer99

"auto-tensioning bollards" is a staggering technical advance for these jetties Its just a shame that we don't have planes to put on the carriers.

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US Air Force terminates Predator drones. Now you will fear the Reaper

toffer99

More powerful

So the new drone, instead of just one wedding party, can wipe out 2 wedding parties and a hospital at once. I expect Trump will want to use them when he declares war on Iran, probably only months from now.

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HSBC Business internet banking goes TITSUP*

toffer99

Involved with HSBC?

If you are, you should read https://t.co/RqX5a8ECDc before going ant further.

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Why I just bought a MacBook Air instead of the new Pro

toffer99

For years I was puzzled as to why so many people were suckered into buying a pretty computer costing about twice as much as its plain Jane equivalent. Then Brexit won and Trump got elected and all became clear. People are stupid.

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The exploding Note 7 is no surprise – leaked Samsung doc highlights toxic internal culture

toffer99

Re: Much nicer here in Cupertino...

"Don't worry, be happy!" Good luck if Donald Trump wins.

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toffer99

First I've heard of this story. Has ANY mainstream media outlet (NYT excepted) run it? Sometimes I think that having 4 out of 5 newspapers owned by non tax-paying expat owners doesn't quite align with the idea of press freedom. Right now they're trying to destroy Leveson, and only the House of Lords is defending it.

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Pains us to run an Apple article without the words 'fined', 'guilty' or 'on fire' in it, but here we are

toffer99

Yeah, I'm going to ditch my Samsung and buy an Apple Iphone 7.

As soon as Apple starts to pay tax.

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BT internet outage was our fault, says Equinix

toffer99

One more once?

Hey BT, this is the second day. Is it going to be a regular morning event?

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Windows 10 build 14342: No more friendly Wi-Fi sharing

toffer99

Wi-Fi connection cuts off frequently

Upgraded 3 tear old Lenovo from 7 to 10 a few months ago. Since then the wi-fi connection fails maybe 10 times a day for no obvious reason.. I have to reconnect manually. Any thoughts?

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What's wrong with the Daily Mail Group buying Yahoo?

toffer99

Nothing.

Good idea. They'll get it as wrong, as Murdoch does with tech, go bust and Rothermere will stay in France, Dacre in Scotland. Result! High fives all round!

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Account at HSBC? BAD LUCK, no iPhone bonk-banking for you

toffer99

Ought to be grateful, I suppose. Seen HSBC's record on money-laundering? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HSBC

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Trebles all round: The BBC's won this licence fee showdown

toffer99

Re: If I start...

If you can provide all that the Beeb does for less than their 40p a day, then yes. And I'll be paying you along with the rest of the population.

This series of cuts to the BBC is part of the payback to Murdoch and Rothermere for helping the surprise Tory win to happen. No less, no more.

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Why the BBC is stuffing free Micro:bit computers into schoolkids' satchels

toffer99

The Beeb come up with good ideas now and then. No wonder Murdoch and Rothermere hate them -its jeallousy.

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Pi based kid-nerdifier Kano buried under freak cash avalanche

toffer99

Old

You know you're getting old when you can't understand a Reg headline before you get to the story.

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Tim Cook: I'll give just a THIRD of what Gates gave to charity last year

toffer99

And next, Apple to pay tax in UK?

What are the odds against that?

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Free WiFi coming to UK trains ... in two years

toffer99

Another day, another politicians' promise. No breath to be held, please.

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Coming clean: Ten cordless vacuum cleaners

toffer99

The review of the Bosch Athlet says it is "possibly not best for Gran." I would disagree, as our Gran thinks its great. Mind you, we used to hang her on the washing line and whack her with an old carpet beater when she got mucky. So I suppose its better than that.

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BEST EVER broadband? Oh no you DIDN'T, Sky – ad watchdog

toffer99

Don't forget who owns Sky, and ponder why he's called The Dirty Digger.

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Adobe spies on readers: EVERY DRM page turn leaked to base over SSL

toffer99

No, we're not paranoid. They really are ALL SPYING ON US.

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It's even GRIMMER up North after MEGA SKY BROADBAND OUTAGE

toffer99

Sky is down? I expect the IQ of local people to soar if the outage lasts.

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Barclays Bank counter staff to become iPad-toting 'community bankers'

toffer99

And their main aim will STILL be to sell you some crummy financial product for which they'll have to compensate you later for mis-selling. Cynical, me? Yeah, they had me twice. Give me a sleazy used car salesman every time.

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