* Posts by Huw D

161 posts • joined 10 Sep 2012

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

Huw D

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

Huw D

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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Huw D

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

Huw D

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

Huw D

"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

Huw D

KN08 HED

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

Huw D

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

Huw D

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

Huw D

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

Huw D

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

Huw D

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

Huw D

Cheetohs?

a) I think it's Cheetos.

b) Wotsits or GTFO.

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BOFH: The trouble with, er, windows installs

Huw D

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

Huw D

Re: Meh...

So support turn on the Accessibility Settings?

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

Huw D

Re: new fangled gas lighting..

Light my own farts?

Doesn't every man?

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Huw D

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

Huw D

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

Huw D

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

Huw D

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

Huw D

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

Huw D
Coat

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

Huw D

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*

Huw D

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

Huw D

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'

Huw D

Re: fucking furries...

Yiff.

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

Huw D

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

Huw D

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

Huw D

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

Huw D

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

Huw D

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

Correct. Ya buncha bastids.

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Waiter? There's a mouse in my motherboard and this server is greasy!

Huw D

Re: In a complete about face...

Took it out, re-bagged it, handed it back and advised them about keeping chemicals in an enclosed warm space.

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Huw D

In a complete about face...

I once had to deal with a computer that had some Charlie in it.

Was setting up a user's own PC for a "Work from home" thing and the case was falling apart and the CD drive was not fitted properly. Thought I'd do them a favour and sort it out and discovered their drugs stash inside.

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Chap 'fixes' Microsoft's Windows 7 and 8 update block on new CPUs

Huw D

Re: Microsoft does not care

If people think it's just moving to Libre/OpenOffice and a decent replacement for Outlook/Exchange to appear for Linux to become a solution then they need their bumps felt.

My clients are Insurers/Finance Companies/Architects/Lawyers. Office and Email are small potatoes compared to the investment in the software that actually runs their businesses. There are no Linux alternatives and I suspect there never will be,

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Deeming Facebook a 'publisher' of users' posts won't tackle paedo or terrorist content

Huw D

How does Scotland Yard go after a paedo, for example, who happens to be posting from, say, Cambodia?

They wait until they come back to the UK and hand their computer in for repair?

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Manchester pulls £750 public crucifixion offer

Huw D
Devil

Never mind Kings and Queens, where the fuck are you going to find a virgin?

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McAfee is McAfee again, promises security with kum ba yah

Huw D

Re: Together Is Power

"power to the dark side leads", surely?

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D'oh! Amber Rudd meant 'understand hashing', not 'hashtags'

Huw D

People in power that don't understand technology make statements about technology that people who do understand technology rip to shreds.

Amber Rudd isn't the first and she sure as hell won't be the last.

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New plastic banknote plans now upsetting environmental campaigners

Huw D

Palm oil collection kills people...

Well, sort of.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-39427458

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Microsoft cloud TITSUP: Skype, Outlook, Xbox, OneDrive, Hotmail down

Huw D

Does that matter?

It was someone else's computer. Therefore "cloud".

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Uber: Please don't give our London drivers English tests. You can work out the reason why

Huw D
Pint

Re: Only English?

Have a second pint.

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I was authorized to trash my employer's network, sysadmin tells court

Huw D

Are you referring to SSP here?

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'I'm innocent!' says IT contractor on trial after Office 365 bill row spiraled out of control

Huw D

I included the SW link in my earlier post.

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Huw D

I can't see anything happening apart from the Chamber of Commerce being shown to be fools.

Jim's won awards in Forsyth for his MSP services, FFS.

If you want to speak to the man in person, there's a good discussion here https://community.spiceworks.com/topic/1963710-msp-charged-with-extortion-for-shutting-off-services

There's also a fundraiser to cover Jim's legal costs at https://fundrazr.com/MSPInjustice

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Get orf the air over moi land Irish farmer roars at drones

Huw D

Re: "County Tipperary has a density of just 37.2"

Thank you Sir :D

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Coat

"County Tipperary has a density of just 37.2"

I know that the stereotypical joke is that the Irish aren't the cleverest, but I never knew there was a unit of measurement for it...

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