* Posts by psychonaut

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Musk: Come ride my Big F**king Rocket to Mars

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except that he doesn't seem to be failing...and may actually be the catalyst for many many very good things that govt's just don't want to do.

i like the guy. He doesn't take himself too seriously, he knows that things will go wrong and doesn't cover it up in bullshit when they do, and he doesn't tie himself to artificially invented "success" time frames. he takes big risks and see's the long game rather than the 4 year bullshit we get from politicians.

He at least dares to dream, and even better, sticks his money (alright, maybe his shareholders) where his mouth is.

he certainly doesn't have unwarranted triumphalism....

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El Reg is hiring an intern. Apply now before it closes

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A Blink 182 reference

i miss you

too.

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Behold, says robo-mall-cop maker: Our crime-busting dune buggy packed with spy gear

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little dune buggy....

ahh, PUSA....thanks for reminding me ...havent heard this for ages

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbDg7dBwXtI

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Itching to stuff iOS 11 on your iPhone? You may want to hold off for a bit

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wifi

wifi has stopped connecting on 2 phones belonging to one customer today after the update ...be careful out there....

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is hot, but not much more than the S8+

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get a second hand note 4. as long as you can put up with the crappy night camera action.

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'Don't Google Google, Googling Google is wrong', says Google

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Re: re: Contacting someone implies you were successful;...

"i will be doing the necessary".

Someone in India has taught all the call centre staff this. it makes me giggle and go crazy in equal amounts.

And yank date format....eeeurgh.

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Apple: Our stores are your 'town square' and a $1,000 iPhone is your 'future'

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Jumping Jesus h Johnny Ive steve Christing Jobs. Wireless charging. It's the future. And I'm living in it.

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Surprising nobody, lawyers line up to sue the crap out of Equifax

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Re: Insider trading?

maybe -666 would be better

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Well, debugger me. Microsoft's BSOD fixer is getting a makeover

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"True fact"

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Linux-loving lecturer 'lost' email, was actually confused by Outlook

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hopefully the BOFH is currently stalking Hans with a bag of lime and a carpet at the ready. now STFU!! jeepers, this is what happens when you give old people technology

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Re: how difficult is it?

nooo.. no thanks hans. it'd be like writing code every time i wanted to move a window - point(er) less.

although, i do like the idea of a hans-free email system, but i'd like it much more in this thread

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how difficult is it?

"how dare the make us learn a new email program when we are 5 years away from retirement"

jesus. how difficult is it? its not like email interfaces do very much is it?

on the other hand, i tried to buy some screws from screwfix yesterday.

i hate imperial, but there are some things burned into my psyche. miles for distance. gauge and inches for for screws.

i wanted to buy a load of 10, 12 and 8 gauge screws in various inch lengths.

all the screw sizes are in mm on the website. took me flipping ages to figure out which ones i wanted.

so, i can see both sides....

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Re: The Usual...

code2 do a great free program for this. it pops up an alert if you drag a folder to another one or delete a folder

https://www.codetwo.com/freeware/move-and-delete-watchdog/

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CrashPlan crashes out of cloudy consumer backup caper

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if you are really paranoid, you could use macrium reflect to make images of the disk. get it to do grandfather / father /son or similar, and then use carbonite to back those up.

good thing about macrium is that it will email you on success / failure. workstaion version is about £50. v7 also has a crypto guard feature that allegedly only allows macrium to write over / to the backup destination. havent tried that bit yet, but you can just remove authenticated users and your own account from ntfs permissions of the backup disk, this'll further reduce the attack surface

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Re: I'm only on their free plan.

beyond compare is pretty good at synching things. i havent used it for the purpose you want o use it for though. trial version is free to use for ages (and you can just reinstall it when trial period ends, apparently your honour )

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Re: Darn it

you can use carbonite to back up network drives, but you cant do that with the home version, you have to use one of the more expensive business grade tariffs. its a bit clunky having to assign mapped drives but it does work.

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What weighs 800kg and runs Windows XP? How to buy an ATM for fun and profit

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Re: Virus protection is needed!

isnt that something to do with all the Seamen?

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Re: So Mr Darmore, girls are not fit for IT?

theelder....clearly the wrong time of the month to ask that question there...

toxicdragon its a joke! fuck! a joke. look at the icon. dont kill me please!

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Re: Why use an ATM?

cash? eeeerrr. it makes me feel dirty, i have people to carry that for me.

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Ads regulator raps PC repair biz for massaging malware infection rates

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Re: Google is your friend here ...

that reimage shit practically IS a virus.

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Nokia's comeback is on: The flagship 8 emerges

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Re: Same old, same old

i had the n900. as you say, the things that could have been

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Guess who's hiking their prices again? Come on, it's as easy as 123 Reg

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i reserve it for important things....in other news, your pedant mode seems to be permanently on....

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yah, whatever. its not like me potentially making money out of it makes it any more expensive for you is it? you wont get it cheaper from them anyway so whats the problem? all im doing is passing along some good knowledge. if i (maybe) make a few bucks out of it at host100's largess, so what?

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thats ok, you are welcome. you can always become a reseller yourself. but these guys are absolutely fab, and im not just saying that because they pay me a commission.

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Web-enabled vibrator class action put to bed

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Re: Threesome

unless you have the double ended one, then there are a few permutations

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Re: What were those people thinking?

"In other news - Yes , you can connect your apple phone to a windows pc and drag stuff off it *without* installing iTunes"

syncios is a good one and free too.

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Cancel the farewell party. Get back to work. That asteroid isn't going to hit Earth in October

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Re: We are doing OK on the drug thing at least...

blimey.they might run out of "legal" pot but im sure i know a bloke who could help

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Re: damn

im not sure the ones i ordered were that powerfull

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damn

i'd ordered butt plugs and everything.

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Intel Pumageddon: Broadband chip bug haunts Chipzilla's past, present and future

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"The Puma series is positioned as a crucial component in Intel's Connected Home dream, providing the hardware for connecting up people's personal devices, gadgets and computers to the internet."

what, like, err, a fucking router? that works properly? oh do fuck off

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New Amiga to go on sale in late 2017

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oh god ...bad caps. thats a plague im glad is pretty rare these days...

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Re: Just remember...

@michael storm - i think i was thinking of MIDI...it was a looooong time ago to be fair...

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Re: "got all the girls" (was: The ST was supreme)

slag

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Re: I'd say..

a portable bacon printer you say? now that my friend is an idea. could also be used for impromptu band aids on pigs.

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Re: Just remember...

archimedes? ST's? slaaags the lot of you. Amiga for ever.

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Re: Just remember...

oh my god. are we going to necropost about ST vs Amiga?? just for you kids...the whole fanboi thing is not new. Amiga vs ST arguments were loud and abusive all over the playground in 1985 onwards i think. the ST had better sound. but the Amiga was the better machine.

obviously i had an Amiga. if you had an ST, you were a slag. c'mon, i'll start it ...oi you, over here! come ON!! sllaaaaagggg with your ST...oooh, it does midi....NO ONE CARES! i want to be able to play stunt car racer networked (with a null modem cable i'll have you know)...CMON!!!

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Foot-long £1 sausage roll arrives

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Re: but does it taste any good

people eat raw pork all the time on the continent. i can barely wait to get off the plane to get some Met in Germany. lovely stuff, raw pork, onions, bit of chilli, maybe some egg to bind. absolutely delicious

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thanks for the hairy bikers recipie...am making one now!

also making a delicious casserole from ox tail and shin. £2 for half a kilo of meat. and it will be absolutely mouth meltingly delicious.....chuck in a few veg from thegarden....slow cook....mmmmm....

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Manchester firm shut down for pretending to be Google

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Re: More scum

big brian is his pet name for his penis, as in big brian and the wild twins.

well, maybe,.

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The Next Big Thing in Wi-Fi? Multiple access points in every home

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Re: messing with meshes

repeaters are shit. agree.

i have started using and installing ubiquiti long range dual band with ethernet backbone, or in extreme cases, home plug backbone, just run the cable up the outside of the house if neccesary (mine go through my office ceiling but im not picky about looks )to the loft through the soffits. sit the ap's in the loft attached to the rafters. you dont even need to drill through the ceiling. i have a large sprawling house and i only need 2. i use an ethernet backbone and get 230mb/s (which is what i get at the router) pretty much everywhere. the AP's talk to each other and can steer your device to the correct AP - no more of this hanging on to a really out of range AP nonsense, or different network SSID's for different rooms. just one proper continuous network everywhere. it is amazing, and there is no substitute (for £cheap it costs. ap's are about £120 each. no doubt you can do better with £k's worth of kit, but for the price they are fab)

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OnePlus cash equals 5: Rebel flagship joins upmarket Android crew

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Re: meh

yup, still got my note 4. theres nothing else that ticks the boxes for me. will need something to replace it with at some stage soon, mine is getting a bit knackered now. but the only option at the moment is another note 4

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Hacked Chrome web dev plugin maker: How those phishers tricked me

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"You can fool some of the people some of the time. And you can jerk the rest off!"

wow, what sort of work did he do? transvestite rent boy? ;)

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Don't make Aug 21 a blind date: Beware crap solar eclipse specs

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Re: The perfect solution

Which fuckwit downvoted douglas Adams?

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Microsoft: Get in, IT nerds, you're now using Insider builds and twice-annual Windows rollouts

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Re: a simple solution?

stephanh - this is gold dust mate, that is a seriously useful piece of info, thankyou.

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Re: Did anyone else read that line as:

yeah that and the shite user account page that does different things depending on what day it is. add password to account. sometimes its there, sometimes it isnt, thats just in the old style one.

i use net user now cos its so much fucking quicker

cant send shortcuts to the desktop from the programs list....aargh ffs!!

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Re: Did we mention...

yup. its killing the machine before it even finishes downloading it. win 10 upgrade assistant and windows update consuming entire machines resources on several i have here in the lab. crazy shit man....

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Re: Acme of Perfection

"Right this minute the Update system is hung trying to download a "Feature update to Windows 10, version 1703","

yup, im seeing this on many customer machines...(the ones who didnt listen to me about staying on 7 and dont go anywhere near win 10 or new customers who have win 10) you are not alone. got 2 here right now.

had to rebuild one of them as it completely fucks the machine when it is just tryiong to download it. 100% disk usage, 100% cpu usage..cant do anything on the machine unless you want to wait for 20 minutes while it thinks about it. this isnt even installing it, its just trying to assess the machine to download it.

crazy shit man...

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Clear August 21 in your diary: It's a total solar eclipse for the smart

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Re: Eclipses confuse me

cheese of course

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Sysadmin Day 2017: Still time to get the beers in

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crying into my lunch

just cooked myself pig 3 ways with beans, eggs, and fried bread.

sat there on my own, with the grease mingling with tears flowing from my sobbing face.

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