* Posts by joeW

413 posts • joined 9 Mar 2012

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May the excessive force be with you: Chap cuffed after Star Trek v Star Wars row turns bloody

joeW

Re: Mission

"Sisko's on a mission

To go no bloody place

He loiters on a space station

Above Bajoran space

The wormhole's opened up and now

They come from near and far

We'll keep the booze but please send back

The fucking Jem-hadar!"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ieccm5PWA1I

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That apple.com link you clicked on? Yeah, it's actually Russian

joeW

Vivaldi 1.8 on Win 7 here - both addresses showing correctly. Quite surprising since its using the Chromium engine, and yet my current version of Chrome is getting bamboozled.

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Burger King's 'OK Google' sad ad saga somehow gets worse

joeW

Re: Android Auto - 50 shades of shit.

Fair enough, I'm OK with Google Maps but I'm not a heavy SatNav user - I know it has limitations for those who are.

This might interest you in the near future - http://www.androidauthority.com/beta-invite-waze-android-auto-761632/

Waze for AA is currently in Beta. Once that's in place, you might find it more useful.

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joeW

Re: Burger King

Their burgers aren't bad as such things go. Possibly even contain some actual beef.

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joeW

Re: that said, here's a challenge to Google - I *dare* you !!!!!!

Just say "Cancel" if that happens. Assuming you're using the Android Auto app while driving that is.

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Microsoft raises pistol, pulls the trigger on Windows 7, 8 updates for new Intel, AMD chips

joeW

Re: This should help Apple and Linux

I'm not a huge Microsoft hater. I've eventually gotten to like most of their products, and while I've dabbled a bit in Linux it's never really grabbed me.

Thing is, I've been using Windows 10 for over a year on one of my machines (a laptop for college stuff), and I still absolutely hate it. My main desktop at home, my media PC, and my work desktop are all still on 7 - when that reaches EOL, I really won't have any choice but to learn to love Linux.

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Irish! data! police! are! preparing! to! whack! Yahoo! over! that! hack!

joeW

It isn't like Yahoo don't get the Apple treatment on Irish taxes too though. A few years ago they reported over €300 million in revenue here, posted a €3 million profit from that, and paid just a few hundred K of corporation tax as a result.

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Y'know CSS was to kill off HTML table layout? Well, second time's a charm: Meet CSS Grid

joeW

Re: Finally!

"tables are still a fundamental part of the structure of nine out of ten webpages."

Bollocks.

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Decapitating Rockall: How a 1970s Navy expedition blasted the top off the Atlantic islet

joeW

A Register Rockall article?

Interesting read, but tinged with a little sadness. Still miss the great Lester Haines.

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Lap(top) of luxury: Porsche Design revs up 2-in-1 Windows 10 slab

joeW

I'd be less worried about it picking up pocket fluff and more concerned about it pinching the skin off my fingers when I forget there's a set of moving metal teeth hidden around the back of the lid while opening it.

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Mag publisher Future stored your FileSilo passwords in plaintext. Then hackers hit

joeW

Re: Future Publishing

I think "Amstrad Action" was one of theirs too.

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Vivaldi and me: Just browsing? Nah, I'm sold

joeW

Re: Developer Tools

It uses the Chromium engine, so the dev tools are pretty much identical to Chrome's. It can also install quite a few add-ons from the Chrome "store", if that takes your fancy.

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Former Mozilla dev joins chorus roasting antivirus, says 'It's poison!'

joeW

Re: Problem with Anti-Virus

Reminds me of an Internet Café (god, remember those?) I worked at about 15 years back. We tried AV to keep the fleet clean but with an endless parade of clueless fuckwits clicking on every flashing banner that moved it just didn't work.

In the end we went with no AV on the customer PCs, restoring them to a clean image with Norton Ghost every night after closing, and keeping the payment terminals, etc, on a seperate subnet. Saved time, money and headaches.

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'Celebgate' nudes thief gets just nine months of porridge

joeW

Re: fappening

Don't be that guy. Nobody likes that guy.

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Stanford boffins find 'correlation between caffeine consumption and longevity'

joeW

I AM IMMORTAL!!!

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Peace-sign selfie fools menaced by fingerprint-harvesting tech

joeW

Re: For the 1,000th time

It was Motorola who started the bloody stupid fad, about two years before Apple and the rest lemming'd merrily after them.

http://webcusp.com/list-of-all-fingerprint-scanner-enabled-smartphones/

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Spotty battery life costs Apple's MacBook Pro its gold-star rating

joeW

Re: Fanboi review

"Just put them in a magnetic containment field"

Great, ANOTHER after-market dongle I have to purchase from Cook & Co...

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Meet the Internet of big, lethal Things

joeW

Seems to be an argument for security through obscurity. "We can't release the details of how these control boxes work, because then the bad guys might figure out how to hack them".

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Trump meets Google – exclusive transcript

joeW

Ah

This would be some of that "fake news" I've been hearing about then?

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Brexflation: Lenovo, HPE and Walkers crisps all set for double-digit hike

joeW

Re: Cause and effect?

"UK goods are now more attractive to overseas buyers"

A good thing indeed. For as long as the UK has open access to overseas markets at least.

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BlackBerry DTEK60: An elegant flagship for grown-ups

joeW

Re: hardware keyboards

> Having autocorrect on your password prompt would be a _huge_ security problem

Just as well that no touch keyboard enables autocorrect on password prompts so.

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Accountant falls for sexy Nigerian email scammer, gives her £150k he cheated out of pal

joeW

Detective Constable Geoffrey Kirya said on Monday: "...I am pleased with the outcome which serves as a warning that crime does not pay..."

Unless you're a Nigerian scammer of course, in which case the outcome serves as an example of crime paying pretty fucking well actually.

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Microsoft kinda did OK this quarter – but whatever, Wall Street loves Satya Nadella

joeW

Can we not have one comment section that doesn't devolve into Merkin politics?

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Microsoft disbands Band band – and there'll be no version 3

joeW

"We're putting the Band back together"

"Are you with the police?"

"No ma'am. We're developers."

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Dublin shopkeeper catches forecourt fouler with his pants down

joeW

Re: Horse did it?

Pound for pound horse shite smells a lot less foul than that of humans, but what they lack in quality they make up for in quantity.

Source - grew up on a horse farm and moved away as soon as humanly possible.

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Here's how to see Tim Cook or SatNad strut their starkers stuff

joeW

Re: Narcissistic Onanism

Tried it at the weekend. Third match was the fucking head off me, I was a bit freaked out.

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joeW

Narcissistic Onanism

I'm going to upload a pic of myself.

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Radar missile decoys will draw enemy missiles away from RAF jets

joeW

Re: Security by melting?

Given the height they're going to free-fall from I think their self destruct mechanism is known as "the ground".

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Evernote dumps its own bit barn, boards Google's cloud

joeW

Re: Evernote no more

You're somehow unaware that Evernote has always been a cloud app?

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Ireland's govt IT: Recession and job cuts forced us to adapt

joeW

Re: Bill McCluggage

No, he's the fool who thought Microsoft were bluffing about XP's end of support.

http://www.independent.ie/business/technology/governments-information-officer-dismisses-microsoft-warning-over-vulnerable-computers-29465387.html

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Ireland looks like it's outpacing Britain in the superfast broadband rollout stakes

joeW

Actually we'd rather the border wasn't there at all, but you lads do seem to insist on it...

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PHP flaws allowed God mode access to top smut site

joeW

Re: What I want to know.

Not only that, but Facebook will actually block pornhub/xvideos/xhamster links if you try to send them via messenger - I can only imagine the same is true for openly sharing them on your profile.

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Wealthy youngsters more likely to be freetards than anyone else – study

joeW

Re: What's missing is how this changes over time...

I'll add one on to that - when I was younger I spent damn near every waking moment in front of a screen. I pirated more then because (a) I had practically infinite time to watch/play/listen to stuff and therefore needed a lot more media, and (b) I had practically infinite time to hunt out decent dodgy sources for pirated media.

I'm older now, and my time is more valuable to me.

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New phones rumoured as BlackBerry cans BB10 production

joeW

Re: A sad end

I hope you extended a job offer to her first at least.

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700,000 Muslim Match dating site private messages leaked online

joeW

This could have very nasty consequences

A few years ago I worked with a Muslim lad who was arranged-engaged to a woman back home in Pakistan. When they chatted online, they still had to have a chaperone sitting beside her to make sure they didn't start to discuss "inappropriate" stuff.

They used to ignore that restriction now and then. Her family found out and the engagement was broken off the next day.

If the private chat logs released reveal stuff like that it? Well, I wouldn't like to be the women in question.

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Fat-thumbed a BGP entry? Relax, now your pain has a name

joeW

Telias outage was due to an IS-IS cost

Don't spread that around or tomorrow's Daily Mail will have the headline "ISIS PLOT TO DESTROY INTERNET!"

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Major Tim Peake comes home to a gastronaut's Sunday roast

joeW
Trollface

Re: Food Glorious Food!

I thought the Linux users' veggy intake is limited to the little freeze-dried packets that come with ramen noodles.

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Ransomware scum build weapon from JavaScript

joeW

Re: How exactly does this execute?

What has the JVM got to do with Javascript?

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Lester Haines: RIP

joeW

A thought

As we all know, Lester did some sterling work raising funds for anti-malaria charity through his own quid-a-day nosh challenge and in starting up an El Reg Posse for same.

Could we set up some sort of fundraiser in his memory? At least we'd have some small bit of good come from this utterly shit news.

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joeW

RIP

Lester's SPB articles were the reason I started reading El Reg. I always enjoyed how he joined in the comments on his articles too.

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Friends with benefits: A taxing problem for Ireland in a post-Brexit world

joeW

"The UK and Ireland have always enjoyed free movement of goods"

Well, not always - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anglo-Irish_Trade_War

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Did you know there's a mega cybercrime backlog in Ireland? Now you do

joeW

Will do next time I speak to him in person, which may be a few weeks.

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joeW

I know one of their detectives actually. 95% of their time is taken up with kiddie-porn cases.

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Cork data centre will offer super-speedy US to Europe data times

joeW

Re: But *why* 320 km from a nuclear installation ?

Well I assume it was originally "200 miles", but they converted to KM because that's (officially at least) what we use in Ireland - that solves the mystery of why such a specific distance.

Why 200 miles in the first place, i have no idea. Even the Chernobyl exclusion zone is only a fraction of that.

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Get ready for Google's proprietary Android. It's coming – analyst

joeW

Bit worrying if its true

Android/Google basically morphing into the new Windows/MS. Cue much "No Google, you were supposed to bring balance to the force" angst.

Whats Richard Windsor's track record like on calling this sort of thing by the way?

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Rogue Somerset vulture lands at Royal Navy airbase

joeW

"The emergency rogue vulture hotline"

Are they more usually involved in the rounding up of El Reg hacks who have gone off the deep end after reading one press release too many?

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Kraftwerk versus a cheesy copycat: How did the copycat win?

joeW

"Have you noticed that with copyright, the people who complain loudest and longest about how unfair it all is often the least talented?"

Hah.

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One ad-free day: Three UK to block adverts across network in June

joeW

Re: Block bootstap bloat

Management want "a responsative webby site" so it will look good on whatever i-shiney-thing is flavour of the month around the boardroom table. Sure boss, can do you one using all custom in-house css and raw javascript. It will be small, fast, and do *exactly* what you want, and it will take three weeks (not including testing). Or we can lob a big ol' ball of bootstrap and jQuery at it, get it polished off by lunchtime tomorrow, and save my energy for doing nice svelte stuff on my own weekend projects.

Tough call alright.

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Android might be on the way to the Raspberry Pi

joeW

Re: Another slice of pi

Classic console emulation perhaps, with a couple of China-brand bluetooth gamepads?

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