* Posts by CatoTheCat

37 posts • joined 14 Aug 2012

Zilog reveals very, very distant heir to the Z80 empire

CatoTheCat

When I were I nipper, we used to sell and repair these:

http://www.pofo.de/S8000/S8000_scaled.jpg.

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Terrorists seek to commit deadly 'cyber attacks' in UK, says Chancellor Osborne

CatoTheCat

My introduction to Banks. Still wonderful after all these years.

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Seagate births 8TB triplets and a 2TB mobile nipper

CatoTheCat

Re: Don't care

Amen to that. 4x 3TB drives, all replaced at least once. The last one that came back from the Dutch repair centre lasted a single week. Switched to WD and not a problem since (6months).

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Sysadmins: Step away from the Big Mac. No more Heartbleed-style 2am patch dashes

CatoTheCat

Eating a burger in the server room?

Please sir, step away from the computer and leave the building. Now.

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Seagate's spinning rust most likely to crash, claims backup biz

CatoTheCat

Re: Seagate 3TB

Same here. Finally had to bite the bullet and replace all drives with WD Greens.

I won't buy Seagate again for a long time.

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Bond villains lament as Wicked Lasers withdraw death ray

CatoTheCat

CAUTION: Do not point laser at remaining eye!

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Are there sounds on Mars? NASA launches audio athenaeum

CatoTheCat

whoosh

The sound of the winds of Mars would be a wonderful white noise.

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Check your Clungene, Irish women warned

CatoTheCat

You are quite right: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2p-SVuUaYs

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Watch the videos of the Microsoft enterprise mobility event

CatoTheCat

I would rather eat my own head.

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Got to get something started with Azure VMs? Microsoft's Planky shows you the way

CatoTheCat
Holmes

Clippy again?

"Planky"??? A distant cousin of Clippy, I presume.

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Appeals court decides Dotcom warrant was legal after all

CatoTheCat

"But the New Zealand government, acting for the US authorities"

`nuff said.

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WD My Cloud EX4 four-bay NAS

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Headmaster

See me after class.

"Out of the box the EX4 is set up in a standard RAID 5 array. In the case of the reviewed 8TB model, that meant 6TB of usable space was available, as the fourth drive is used for parity, should there be a single drive failure"

RAID-4 has a dedicated parity disk.

RAID-5 is distributed parity whereby parity bits are striped across all drives.

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This THREESOME is a HANDFUL: It’s the Asus Transformer Book Trio

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"there will be times when you will also need a good old-fashioned Windows laptop too. "

Perhaps a modern Windows if I really,really have to, but not an old fashioned one. WinME?

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Microsoft builds admin tool to spare Office 365 sellers' blushes

CatoTheCat

"the fact they weren't is bizarre and illustrates a lack of vision and thought in the design process"

Is that not the usual Microsoft experience?

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And the winner of the most reliable disk drive award is ...

CatoTheCat

Thanks - I have managed to get a Seagate RMA, so all is good. Apart from having 3 Seagate drives holding my data.

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CatoTheCat

Bought 3x 3TB Seagate ST3000DM001 in Sept 2012. All three failed within 12 months and were replaced under warranty. 2 of the replacements have now failed and as the warranty is only honoured from the original purchase date they are now just expensive bricks. £200 I could have just set fire to and saved some time.

My 5 six yr old 750G Samsungs are all fine.

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Which Who to view? Pick one from two: Doctor Who twin trailers hit the interwebs

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Megaphone

Brass!

Over exuberant orchestra again. :(

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Horny lovers FOSSILISED in steamy RUMPY-PUMPY session 156m yrs ago

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Happy

Seen'd it!

http://www.pbfcomics.com/257/

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Insight warns of $20 MILLION kick in the teeth from Microsoft

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Childcatcher

bend over

Shafted by Microsoft? Who would have thunk it!

They might at least use some lubrication....

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Cognitive Networks to bring creepy awareness to LG's smart TVs

CatoTheCat

How to outsmart a Smart TV:

1. Unplug the network cable.

ttfn.

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Cool cars, cat-crushing chronometers, cashmere ... is this your IT boss?

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Turning up on site in a Jag only be told that we'd lost the contract for being too flash.

Turning up on site in a 2CV only to be told we were obviously crap and lost the contract.

Turned up on site in a camper van. Kept the contract.

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Mint 15 freshens Ubuntu's bad bits

CatoTheCat
Linux

Re: Alternative to Windows?

C5oD works fine on my EeePC with Mint14.

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CatoTheCat
Go

mint - linux year of the desktop?

I've been installing Mint for friends whose Windows installs have died, none of whom had used Linux before.

All have managed to use it without issue and so far no questions.

So pretty good job, Mint Devs!

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Capita's top brass bags 20% rise - as IT bods shiver in wage freeze

CatoTheCat
Terminator

She may be dead but her spirit lives on.

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Hold on! Degrees for all doesn't mean great jobs for all, say profs

CatoTheCat
Headmaster

Re: Usage

Punctuation taught by Arnold Rimmer, comma ?

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Wealthy London NIMBYs grit teeth, welcome 'ugly' fibre cabinets

CatoTheCat
Megaphone

Re: At least they're getting fibre

THEY'VE DONE IT HERE TOO - 31/3/13 became 31/3/14 this week.

And my house is in the BT Infinity adverts.

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Ten serious sci-fi films for the sentient fan

CatoTheCat

1984? (any version)

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Clash of the Titans: Which of you has the GREATEST HOME LAB?

CatoTheCat
Windows

Cor!!

http://www.southover.org/images/Core.jpg

Cupboard under the stairs, used for:

DVB-S recording in MythTV

XBMC/Plex playback to Pi or Samsung TV

Virtualbox appliances

Other Stuff.

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Netbooks were a GOOD thing and we threw them under a bus

CatoTheCat
Linux

ee1011px + MINT. Does everything my desktop can and fits in the small pocket of the rucksack.

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BT in ad slapdown after 'misleading' punters on fibre deployment dates

CatoTheCat
Facepalm

I have a boringly similar tale - due date of 31/12/2012 then a week before that date it magically changed to 31/03/2013.

Ironically my house features in the Infinity adverts and a 'falling star' appears to go through my roof.

Pah!

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John Lewis agrees to flog Microsoft's Surface RT tablets

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Windows

astroturf.

"Demand for Windows 8 computers has been phenomenal with touchscreen models leading the way."

Damn fine kool-aid you have there.

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Register readers mostly too ashamed to cop to hideous hoard horrors

CatoTheCat
Childcatcher

Re: I hoard files

root@dcore64:/storage# find . -print | wc -l

1207135

ahem.

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Freesat downs own website after Downton quickie

CatoTheCat
Linux

Re: Previous owners left an old Sky dish...

Same here.

So Debian+DVB-S PCIe card (forgot which one) + MythTV makes the PVR with a Mythweb frontend.

MiniDLNA provides playback to my smart tv.

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BT Infinity customers hit by outages at 'third party peering network'

CatoTheCat
Holmes

BT Infinity - oh the irony.

I note that BT have again used my home town (Lewes) in their advertising campaigns.

This time it is the "Bringing us all together for London 2012" speil.

hXXp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dPjSBL2VOo (or just search YouTube for the above title)

There is even one of the 'falling stars' heading towards the roof of my house.

Guess who is stuck with 6.5Mbps ADSL then.....

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BT to fibre up another 163 exchanges, coy on exactly where

CatoTheCat

BT Infinity - oh the irony.

"Bringing us all together for London 2012"

httpp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dPjSBL2VOo (or just search YouTube for the above title)

One of the 'falling stars' is heading towards the roof of my house.

Guess who is stuck with 6.5Mbps ADSL2 then.....

http://www.theregister.co.uk/Design/graphics/icons/comment/meh_32.png

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Windows 8: Download it, then speak YOUR brains

CatoTheCat
Gimp

I would rather eat my own head.

Deep fried of course.

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