* Posts by Huw D

177 posts • joined 10 Sep 2012

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LESTER gets ready to trundle: The Register's beer-bot has a name

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Seriously?

I go to the pub for beer, music and friends.

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Tech bribes: What's the WORST one you've ever been offered?

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Not bribes, but Sophos provided socks as wedding favours for me. MS and HP contributed to the bar, Webroot paid for the boat and Spiceworks paid for the wedding photography.

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US government weighs in on GDPR-Whois debacle, orders ICANN to go probe GoDaddy

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Well, this one time it got close...

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I tell it to Americans all the time - I have business relationships with US companies.

I'll be bleating about it to another one today.

I've also had "fun" (for certain values of fun) discussions with TSA.

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If I do business with/in America I am expected to abide by their laws.

If America does business with/in the EU then they are expected to abide by EU laws.

It's that straightforward. Not just for GDPR, but for Employment, Tax, yadda yadda.

An American can't walk the streets of London carrying a gun because he can where he lives.

When in Rome and all that...

Why are people making this so bloody difficult?

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What most people think it looks like when you change router's admin password, apparently

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Re: I haven't changed the firmware on my router...

*goes to rant*

*spots troll icon*

*goes back to "work"*

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What the @#$%&!? Microsoft bans nudity, swearing in Skype, emails, Office 365 docs

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Re: Of interest

What if you want to ask about 15 year old Escorts or the best way to fix a Tranny?

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Re: That's Yorkshire fucked then

Ah, the episode of the Grand Tour, where Clarkson, Hammond and May drove from Wank, through Kissing, Petting and Fucking until they got to Wedding.

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Joke

In a complete about face...

"You're 'ard"

That's what she said... ;)

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No more transcripts of police conversations with suspects then?

"And the gentleman came up to me and said 'Kindly go away officer, you lady's front bottom...'"

Reminds me of the time the Partners at a Law Firm I was working for insisted on a word filter on all inbound/outbound emails - which resulted in a statement from a policeman being put into quarantine for exactly these reasons. It got released - 2 minutes after the lawyer that was expecting it had left for court.

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Cambridge Analytica CEO suspended – and that's not even the worst news for them today

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Re: It's too late for facts

If there is an El Reg lynch mob (which I don't think there is), it would be a minute percentage of the lynch mob that's out there on Twitter/Facebook/Mainstream media sites.

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You must be yolking: English pub to launch eggstravagent Yorkshire pudding

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It's like this, mi ducks...

Wouldn't buy me snap from that 'ole.

Especially as there's a Michelin starred place (Sat Bains) less than a mile away from it.

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Maplin shutdown sale prices still HIGHER than rivals

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Trollface

Re: Paying over the odds for less protection than normal...

"If you guy from a company"

How are the ventriloquism lessons going?

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In a complete about face...

"Being unfamiliar with European and/or British consumer law, do consumer goods there not carry a statutory warranty? "

Yes, they do.

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Millionaire-backed science fiction church to launch Scientology TV network

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Re: guy who had a T shirt "Cthulhu saves"

"Cthulhu saves, but Nyarlathotep scores from the rebound", surely?

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New Google bias lawsuit claims company fired chap who opposed discrimination

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In a complete about face...

Nuanced?

Does that mean they're responsible for the death of Swype? https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/02/22/rip_swype/

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New Sky thinking: Media giant makes dish-swerving move on Netflix territory

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Re: move on Netflix territory

"I have not seen any so is it worth it?"

I'm sure you can find low end porn featuring people wearing fantasy costumes elsewhere... ;)

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User had no webcam or mic, complained vid conference didn’t work

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Re: This one, every time

No, just a special level of user ;)

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Re: This one, every time

Nope, he wanted it printing. Every bit.

The subsequent conversation with his managers confirmed this was what he expected to happen. To have a copy of the video in the "Digital file" and a printed copy in a paper file for him.

We compromised on 4 important frames from the video being printed.

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Re: This one, every time

Even kids know you need a flick book to do animation on paper... ;)

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This one, every time

*ring ring*

Me: "Hello, IT"

User: "A client has sent me a video as an attachment and I can't view it"

Me: "Ok, let me remote in... Right. Show me the email... OK, that's a link to a video on a sharing site, not an attachment. That site is blocked during working hours which is why you're getting the message when you click on it..."

User: "Can you unblock it temporarily? This is for an urgent matter"

Me: "Ok, let me know when you've finished watching it and I'll re-block the site"

User: "And I'll be able to print it, right?"

Me: "Sorry, can you run that by me again?"

User: "The video. I can print the video and put it on file"

Me: "Uhhh... You want to print every frame of the video? Or just some static bits when you pause it?"

User: "No, I want the entire video"

Me: "It's 10 minutes long. At 25 frames per second that's 15,000 frames"

User: "It fits on the one web page! Can't I print it to a single page?"

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UK.gov puts Suffolk 7-year-old's submarine design into production

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Re: Cue Beatles

My earlier comment was probably too sub-tle

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Reminds me of one in the town where I was born...

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Beer hall putz: Regulator slaps northern pub over Nazi-themed ad

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"Germans are pretty sick of war jokes"

Henning Wehn does the odd war joke.

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Wannabe W1 DOW-er faked car crash to track down reg plate's owner

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KN08 HED

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'I knew the company was doomed after managers brawled in a biker bar'

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Re: "and gloves were forbidden"

"He's the man who caused me to go into science rather than law, I look at my lawyer kid's mini-mansion and my own humble 4 bed detached and I'm not sure what I think of that."

I'm jealous, but at least I'm not a lawyer?

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Engineer named Jason told to re-write the calendar

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Damn. That kills my idea for a Java Advanced Script Object Notation.

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FBI tells Jo(e) Sixpack to become an expert in IoT security

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Re: Continuous product and service improvement

Uhhh... there's the up and down arrows at the bottom of every post.

That's your upvote/downvote right there.

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Spy-on-your-home Y-Cam cameras removes free cloud storage bit

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Re: A little OTT

If you're using Windows, look at iSpy which will use any sort of storage you can point it to.

https://www.ispyconnect.com/

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O Christmas wreath, O Christmas wreath, thy potent skunk's in bunches

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Re: ...a sausage roll

Topical comment? On El Reg?

Must be Christmas.

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Foil snack food bags make a decent Faraday cage, judge finds

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Cheetohs?

a) I think it's Cheetos.

b) Wotsits or GTFO.

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BOFH: The trouble with, er, windows installs

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I think the only place with a higher body count is Midsomer.

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User asked help desk to debug a Post-it Note that survived a reboot

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Re: Meh...

So support turn on the Accessibility Settings?

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Please replace the sword, says owner of now-hollow stone

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Re: new fangled gas lighting..

Light my own farts?

Doesn't every man?

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Re: I prefer the more mundane explanation ...

Reached the Iron Age?

How dare you! I had that new fangled gas lighting fitted in my cave last week, mind you.

*Note. I am Welsh, we're allowed to take the piss out of ourselves. I don't want anyone being offended (on my behalf) because they might think this is a troll post by an Englishman. ;)

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No, the FCC can't shut down TV stations just because Donald Trump is mad at the news

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Re: Actually

They're both wonderful people. They were cured of their evil. I saw it on TV so it must be true.

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Guntree v Gumtree: Nominet orders gun ads site must lose domain

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Re: Gumtree

It's like craigslist, but without the guns and sexual services.

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NatWest customer services: We're aware of security glitch

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I've seen this - not on my current account, but on my Credit Card.

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Monkey selfie case settles for a quarter of future royalties

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I'm a member of PETA

People Eating Tasty Animals. Right?

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IT worker used access privs to steal £1m from Scottish city council

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Re: Scotsman steals a million pounds?

Is it true that the housing market is that bad in Liverpool that they're only using half the amount of bricks that they used to for jacking up the cars?

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

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Re: "My mother was a test-tube, my father was a knife"

Mater tua criceta fuit, et pater tuo redoluit bacarum Sambucus

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FREE wildcard HTTPS certs from Let's Encrypt for every Reg reader*

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Re: An admirable effort.

To crack that cypher, first get some crack...

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It's time for a long, hard mass debate over sex robots, experts conclude

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Re: My God! You're a machine!

"My girlfriend often says this"

To the best coffee maker in the house?

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Bonkers call to boycott Raspberry Pi Foundation over 'gay agenda'

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Re: fucking furries...

Yiff.

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Photobucket says photo-f**k-it, starts off-site image shakedown

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In a complete about face...

Not necessarily "Tell you what I'll do, I'll make the first one free..." but definitely first time buyer discounts.

#TrueStory

I've slept on Justin Sullivan's sofa.

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Samsung releases 49-inch desktop monitor with 32:9 aspect ratio

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Who would want of of those?

I pray to $DEITY none of my Architect clients see this.

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Chelsea Manning leaves prison, heads straight for booze and pizza

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Re: Assange

"as the current pres could not find Canada on a map let alone the UK."

You appear to have mistyped "as the current pres could not find his own arse with both hands, a map, and sat nav, let alone the UK."

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Train station's giant screens showed web smut at peak hour

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Re: Rather good.

And the "Fat Controller" is an S&M reference, right?

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Facebook is abusive. It's time to divorce it

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Re: It's funny in a way...

Correct. Ya buncha bastids.

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