* Posts by Kennelly

12 posts • joined 10 Apr 2013

This is a sett-up! Mum catches badger feasting on contents of freezer

Kennelly

Re: Catflaps - let's drag this back to IT...

My cat would just keep hammering at the locked catflap until it flexed sufficiently to spring open. No way would it have hindered a badger.

Chap joins elite support team, solves what no one else can. Is he invited back? Is he f**k

Kennelly

Re: not neccessarily very good at brown-nosing...

In a company I worked for, there were sufficiently many people in this situation that a new technical grade was created, on a management pay level, to accommodate them. However after many years, changes of CEO, and reorganisations, that arrangement was lost in the mists of time and my role gradually mutated into the people management position I didn't want, without any advancement on the pay scale. I think most (if not all) of the others subject to the same arrangement had left by then.

Boeing big cheese repeats pledge of 737 Max software updates following fatal crashes

Kennelly

To save you visiting the full report for this info - the fig 5 charts extract spans a time period of approx 13 mins, the pilots were fighting the auto-adjustment for control over a period of seven minutes

Unsure why you can't log into Office 365? So is Microsoft

Kennelly

fall-back position

This is an example of why I still keep my *reeeaally* important information in .txt files.

Oracle, for one, says we'll welcome our new robot overlords: '90%' of you will obey an AI bot

Kennelly

Re: Dalek Obsessive alert.

I came to the comments specifically to check that somebody had noticed this. Someone at el Reg needs to surrender their geek credentials.

Someone tell Thorpe Lane in Suffolk their internet sucks – they're still loading the page

Kennelly

Re: Average of one household perhaps?

Yeah but there are surely plenty of other places in the UK where the same is true, this terrible performance indicator isn't for Trimley(s) as a whole, its for one mostly unpopulated lane, leading to a farm - which is why I think it is the result of a particularly small sample.

Kennelly

Average of one household perhaps?

Thorpe Lane isn't far from me - I live in Felixstowe. If you check the satellite view on Google Maps (or map provider of your choice) you'll see that there are very few houses, so I'm wondering how many broadband-connected premises made up the sample from which the average was derived - there might have been only one, with a misconfigured router or some other anomaly. The Trimleys (there are two - St. Martin and St Mary) also aren't a million miles from BT's Adastral Park, so there's plenty of broadband expertise in the area :-) Disclaimer: between 1997 and 2014 I worked for BT, but not involved in broadband provision, and not interested in defending any ISP's reputation.

Win 10 creators update offers new reality opportunity

Kennelly

What about Valve/HTC/Vive?

An article on VR and AR that fails to mention the Vive? Significant omission.

Ailing BT division snuggles up with AWS to flog cloudy services

Kennelly

Which is it? Restructuring, Repositioning or Refocusing?

Patterson needs to make up his mind, because if you refocus something and then reposition it, you're going to need to refocus it again. Throw restructuring into the mix, and who knows what'll happen.

Microsoft to spooks: WannaCrypt was inevitable, quit hoarding

Kennelly

Re: orphan zombies moaning 'uhhhp daaytz'

KB3125574 is the "everything since SP1" update.

For fixing the WU process specifically, there are updates KB3102810 (fix for Installing and searching for updates is slow and high CPU usage occurs), and KB3161608, update rollup which includes KB3161647, Windows Update client refresh June 2016

Toaster cooks network and burns 'expert' user's credibility to a crisp

Kennelly

Re: Morphy Richards! There's a brand I learned to really hate

These days, a new iron is probably cheaper than four bus journeys

The ten SEXIEST computers of ALL TIME

Kennelly

Re: Wot no SGI?

The O2 is the one I remember. BT liked its sexy curves so much they named their spin-off mobile company after it. (May not be true). Also, wot no Bondi blue G3 iMac?

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