* Posts by psychonaut

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

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Re: Simple solution?

yeah, but most users wont care. click....click...give me it now!

"this file will probably fuck your computer and possibly your wife" click proceed to proceed, click back to cancel.

give me it now! click click....

they dont read or pay attention to such things

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

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Re: Works for stalled as well as new

or use wsus offline. miles quicker than win update

http://download.wsusoffline.net/

i also wonder if that would work as a work around for the 7 and 8 update block from ms?

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Windows 10 Creators Update general rollout begins with a privacy dialogue

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What update?

All my win 7 machines haven't noticed. Win 10 you say? Hmm, no, i'll let the guinea pigs find the bugs thanks...wonder what this update will remove...could be network drivers , file share permissions, security software, other software, print drivers....need some popcorn. Still, the phone will start ringing soon and i'll find out how bad it is

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Startup remotely 'bricks' grumpy bloke's IoT car garage door – then hits reverse gear

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how did i live before this?

"This allows you to remotely control your door, or check if it's open or closed, from anywhere in the world"

how fucking useful!!

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Mac Pro update: Apple promises another pricey thing it will no doubt abandon after a year

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Re: Touchbar needs on screen display below the dock.

the fact that that would be considered progress is pretty much everything thats wrong with IT ....

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rather dissapointed

"rather disappointed the workstation world by making its "most radical Mac ever" insufficiently expandable."

noone was surprised surely? upgrade a mac in any significant way is usually a non starter

ram, yes maybe.

anything else??

for years if you changed even the disk for something non apple certified you had to buy a speical board from a third party to prevent the fans from running at full throttle all the time

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Manchester pulls £750 public crucifixion offer

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"blasphemy, a victimless crime."

depends where you say it of course....theres no end of religitards wanting to kill people for it in some corners of the globe

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bring a towel

in which case they could do a HHGTTG crossover, the chance to play Arthur. on a cross. holy belgium man!

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Brazilians whacked: Crooks hijack bank's DNS to fleece victims

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Re: Explaining...

for ingrowing hairs? an internal brazilian job? that does not sound great

alright, alright,i'll get my other coat as well

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Re: Brazilian

yeah, it was a close shave

alright, i'll get my coat... ----------->>

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Yee-hacked! Fired Texan sysadmin goes rogue, trashes boot business

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cowboy boot manufacturer

im not buying boots from them then.

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BOFH: The Boss, the floppy and the work 'experience'

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Re: Incriminating Evidence

@Spasticus Autisticus

good call mate. thats a good rule...

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Re: Incriminating Evidence

by the way, did anyone ever play supremacy? risk with Nukes....i loved the little plastic mushroom clouds.

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Re: Incriminating Evidence

im not sure you can be "good" at Risk, you'll be sat there on iceland with a huge army defending northeast canada, youve got guys on alaska, maybe kamchatka if youve been clever / not fucked over by isolated tribes in asia, and you own all of south america too, so loads of guys in brazil, low overheads, lots of extra armies every go and somehow, the bastard with a third of your army in great britain will manage to make the dice fuck you over then go rampaging through north america and then you are fucked.

or the guy sat in australia who sits there for the whole game just amassing 2 extra every go, for hours, doing nothing, and then splurges all over asia like some kind of honeymoon-balled dog with 2 dicks

europe - fuck that, too difficult to hold. africa, not worth it. asia - no chance, everyone will hate you immediately.

ahh Risk..

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Re: Ancient history

quality mate!

did it look like this?

to start it press start

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IT contractors behind IR35 calculator to leave HMRC... because of IR35

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@AC

i get what you are saying, it may seem unfair, but try starting out on your own, you will appreciate all the help you can get.

you clearly dont have any idea of the uncertainty and risk involved in generating not only your own employment, but the employment of others, either directly from hiring people to work for you as you expand or indirectly by using their services. and also, yes, sick, holiday, pensions, child vouchers, medical etc.

it depends what line of business you are in, but when i started i didnt make very much money for several years.

i do believe it is worth something more than working for the man.

little companies can grow into big ones, generating tax revenue and employing many people (mine doesnt, im too scared to do it, and im too much of a control freak, and im comfortable with making a reasonable living). someone has to start these things, and its risky. surely we can have a little bit of a benefit?

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Creators Update gives Windows 10 a bit of an Edge, but some old annoyances remain

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a big mac?

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Re: bipolar

@anthonyhegedus

yes. fast start is a giant pain in the arse. ive only recently figured out something that has been bugging me for ages. if you shut down a win 10 pc (with, as i now know, fast start enabled), and then bung the disk in a caddy to move data to it from another machine, and then bung the disk back in the machine, it goes ape shit, runs check disk. then the data you moved dissapears, (actually it turns up in lost files) but it reports the available space to be what it would be if the data is actually there. the first few times i tried this with win 10 (i do a lot of this because i run a repair shop, copy data to data server, rebuild , copy data back) i couldnt figure it out, so i started doing it the other way (copy data from win 10 machine to caddy, but i dont like doing this, id prefer to have their data on my data server rather than having to have lots of external drives hanging around).

its fast start that causes this. turn it off and it behaves itself.

im with you on the turn it off front. dont hibernate, sleep, any of that shit. on or off. all the machines i build these days have 850 pro ssd's in them, and as you rightly say, its 15 seconds to windows from cold, so fast start is not useful there. whoda thought restart to turn off, instead of turn off?

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Re: Regedit Address Bar

ive got 3 screens, so multiple desktop not really an issue for me. of course now i want 6. once you go black, theres no going back and all

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bipolar

just get rid of

1) the tifkam control panel apps. seems to be random as to which one you get

2) the "change default browser" annoyance. change it. get taken to tifkam page. change it. "are you sure, why not try edge"? just change the fucking thing already

3) add user. just add a fucking user. dont hide making a local account, having to seleect "i dont have this persons login details" , then ask me if i want to use a ms account, then finally get to a local account. just have dropdown if you must. and just give me the win 7 style user management page. not some crap about this user, other users, add a family friend, add a dog. alright, i could net user /add etc

4) if i do a search from the start menu, im not interested in internet results, waiting for 2 minutes whilst it tries to find device manager or whatever. (ok, so i know i can use devmgmt.msc instead...)

5) theres ads in explorer? ive not seen this actually, but it wouldnt surprise me.

i wonder what this update will break / uninstall. usually network cards in my experience, and security programs.

incidentally, ive had a 2 jobs this week on lenovo's with win 10 where a firmware update for some uefi component that i cant remember at the moment borks the external monitor output. just roll back the driver for it and it works. maybe this will help someone

seperate processes sounds great, however, it'll probably always be the Windows update service that causes the problem as usual

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Re: Regedit Address Bar

wow. a +1 for win 10. never thought id see the day. about fecking time, this would be handy. not handy enough to change from 7 mind you.

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looking for a new phone but ccant find one

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hi guys, thanks for this. id forgotten id posted it actually, hence the no response....

im sticking with my note 4. theres nothing else out there even now

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Samsung Galaxy S8: Slimmer bezels, a desktop mode – and yet another me-too AI pal

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Re: Hmmmm

yeah, but you can make a device which is waterproof and has a removable battery. watches for instance. for some value of waterproof, like, dropped in bath / swimming pool / beer / toilet, which frankly, is all its likely to be with a phone. they can, they just dont, the cynic in me says its because then yo have to upgrade every 2 years (or replace battery every 9 months in my case)

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Re: Hmmmm

yup, im keeping my note 4 too. just get a new battery....20 quid or so. im on my third now. lasts all day with everything turned on and nigh on constant phonecall use.

i still cant find a replacement for the note 4. there are 3 phablets on gsm arena with removable battery, one of which is the note 4. still, its a decent phone, even if the camera could do much better in low light. plus my tarrif just got miles cheaper as i dont need to pay into a hardware fund.

shame really, i would have bought it if the 8 had a removable battery. maybe next time,...

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Ex-broadband biz 186k hit by major outage

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true! but in general, bittitan is a great piece of kit for migrations

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its a pain in the arse alright. however, bittitan can make it a shit load easier, and its cheap too. well worth checking out.

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Microsoft wants screaming Windows fans, not just users

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i am a fan

of win 7.

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Re: Here's my feedback to Microsoft

simple, yet effective

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'Windows 10 destroyed our data!' Microsoft hauled into US court

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how did they fuck that up?

"She hired Geek Squad to repair the machine, with only partial success, and ended up having to purchase a new computer."

err - what? last resort, reinstall the OS. no hardware damage was done. how on earth did she have to buy a new machine? what a bunch of muppets

dont get me wrong, i hate windows 10, but it makes me a lot of money - is still not fit for purpose, so i end up repairing as lot of machines (and usually suggest them to buy a win 7 license or reinstall 7 back on if they have "upgraded" to 10 and now have massive issues)

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What should password managers not do? Leak your passwords? What a great idea, LastPass

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Re: Fuck LogMeIn.

Seconded

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User jams up PC. Literally. No, we don't know which flavour

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Re: "Why W?"

my favorite keyboard layout for our friends in the north west

tracksuit

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Spammy Google Home spouts audio ads without warning – now throw yours in the trash

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Re: Good way to lose customers

i must get me one of those siri's., ive never seen such an attractive girl as lentilla and ive been searching for a while

yours, Allitnil

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Brit ISP TalkTalk blocks control tool TeamViewer

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Re: Fucking Idiots

thanks for the link. intersting ...i mean, but jesus christ, is there no limit to the sky fairy adherant's ability to be shocked by mere words?

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Re: Sledgehammer meet nut

with a name like doctor syntax, i guess i shouldn't be surprised....fair enough. still cant be arsed to do shift for commentards though...

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Re: scam the scammers

good for you mate. keep fighting the good fight

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great, theyve unblocked it. thanks for letting us know el reg

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Re: VPN?

if someone downvotes, it usually means that they dont agree with you.

thats fine. downvotes are fine....i dont care.

i was interested in why someone disagreed, thats all.

maybe i should have put it another way. whatever.

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el reg will have an update for us soon apparantly

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Re: genuine question

no worries.

rdp is great, if you already have it set up or already have a vpn etc.

trying to get doris to do it over the the phone other hand....

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Re: genuine question

its very quick and easy for the customer to install. they just run an executable which you can easily send them a link for or tell them over the phone. or if you want unattended access, they have to run a slightly more complicated executable and answer a few questions, but it isnt difficult and takes a few minutes.

they dont need a static ip / dynamic dns name , and they dont have to mess around with port forwards on their router. the average joe will not be able to do this, and would take a looooong time to tell them how to do it over the phone.

if you are a licensed TV business customer, you can make your own custom module preset with security policies (like "only allow my account to connect to this TV client" *(really good to stop random callers from hijacking TV) and you can have all your remote customers on a single searchable list, and simply push a button to connect. it saves me hours , i could not run my business without it (or something similar)

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seems the entire planet except your self still think that talk talk are blocking TV. would love to see some evidence, reallym, geniunely would love to see it. not only just to prove you wrong but to make the extra headache that the TV block will cause me go away.

note to self: if you ever find yourself pretending to be an IT guy to boost your morale, book yourself a one way to ticket to dignitas, its the end of the line for your brain.

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Re: VPN?

guys...i was interested as to why....i figured id get downvoted simply for mentioning downvotes. ive got more pressing issues than to worry about it....

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Re: Talk Talk should just progressively block more and more traffic...

@hplasm

yeah, she wont stop calling me. well, her indian minions wont anyway....

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Re: Typical ISP response to a security issue - block it and screw the rest of ya!

yeah me too - log me in did some nasty stuff and i will never go back to them. guess you got hit like me

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Re: VPN?

oh, i dont give a shit about the downvotes,its all gravy, i was interested as to the why though

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Wow what a cock you are. you don't think I know which of the hundreds of customers I have on TV are on talk talk do you? It's not something I record. None of my business customers are. I'm going to start randomly phoning up doris and asking if I can connect? I might be pretending I'm in IT?? Why would I bother?

I was after some help from a fellow tech...seems like I've found some kind of idiot.

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Re: Fucking Idiots

ah...its you!

swearing is essential in these situations.

they are not a bunch of gosh darned buttercups.

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Re: Talk Talk should just progressively block more and more traffic...

another thumb down?? who is this person? come on, explain!

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Re: VPN?

and another thumb down....interesting....come on, tell me why?

ahh...its someone who is from talk talk, which probably means they don't know the difference between pacific, specific, talk talk, crap, illiterate and literate

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The future of Not Reality is a strap-on that talks to my smarting ring

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Re: Meh...

yooooou twonk

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