* Posts by JJKing

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Tens to be disappointed as Windows 10 Mobile death date set: Doomed phone OS won't see 2020

JJKing
Happy

Windows Phone 8

Had a tech friend who purchased the Windows Phone 8 and I thought he was having an orgasm when he was telling me about it. I had assumed from looking at it, that was why we were lumbered with the METRO GUI. Make the selection of icons easier on the device for those of us (well me actually) who don't have computer sights on their thumbs.

I was just about to type, "How could MS cock up a device that was liked and appeared usable" when I suddenly became conscious and remembered that it is Microsoft. DUH ME!

My daughter had a Nexus 6P that died from a common fault that couldn't be fixed or replace and was offered a Nokia 8 as a replacement. Nice phone so I ended up researching Nokia, along with 3 other manufacturers, when I needed to replace my wife's and my phone. Ended up with a Nokia 6 and a 6Plus. No bloatware and was Updated to Pie as soon as it was released. Reminds me a bit of the Nokias of old.

Huawei sales director nicked in Poland on suspicion of 'spying'

JJKing
Facepalm

NEWS FLASH

Polish citizen arrested in China.

Who cracked El Chapo's encrypted chats and brought down the Mexican drug kingpin? Er, his IT manager

JJKing
Angel

Who know what methods were used to hire him so he may not have had a choice that left him still alive? What would all the judgemental commentards above say to an offer you can't refuse?

I want to know how much he was paid for his work. Looking for a short term gig so I can buy a jet.

Excuse me, sir. You can't store your things there. Those 7 gigabytes are reserved for Windows 10

JJKing

Re: I think I can spare 7Gb out of the 8Tb I'm using for storage at the moment.

Holy crap, I just had to Upvote bombastic bob. I think I had better have a sit down for a while.

This is the final straw, evil Microsoft. Making private GitHub repos free? You've gone too far

JJKing
WTF?

EULA word numbers......

But most people with cancer and in poverty would likely die before that could finish reading the EULA. What's Winshit 10, 45 pages of A4 (yeah, not American) of text? Imagine how long something really important would be.

I was installing Nero 16 I think and the EULA had to be read 4 lines at a time.....just 4. SO, I copied it into a word document and it was 8,696 words and 1,092 lines. (Oh yes, 22 pages) I was supposed to read those 1,092 lines, 4 lines at a time. Gives you an idea that they are hiding something in there.

Big cable trolls big mobile with '10G' trademark application

JJKing
Facepalm

Empty Baked Bean tins being horded by Oz pollies.

Meanwhile here in Australia, 2 tin cans connected by a piece of string is considered high grade tech by the idiot pollies. I really wish I was joking.

You were told to clean up our systems, not delete 8,000 crucial files

JJKing
Facepalm

Re: xfer

Was it attached to a shark?

Insiders! The good news: Windows 10 Sandbox is here for testing. Bad news: Microsoft has already broken it

JJKing
Devil

The grapes of wrath.

I think you would need to consume great quantities of WINE if you were forced to use Windows 10 Sandbox.

What happens when a Royal Navy warship sees a NATO task force headed straight for it? A crash course in Morse

JJKing
Facepalm

It was too much to hope for.

I was disappointed, very disappointed that the captain's name wasn't Kirk and there wasn't a Scottie in the engine room doing the best I can captain.

Very good article. I found it most enjoyable. Thank you. :-)

A few reasons why cops haven't immediately shot down London Gatwick airport drone menace

JJKing
Thumb Down

Re: How about a high power laser burst ?

The wingtip flick of the V1 is an urban myth. The V1s had an trigger that detonated the warhead if the gyros were toppled. Ergo, no more tipping wing aeroplane. Spitfire had to shoot them down coz they weren't fast enough to catch them. Typhoons, Tempests and the superb DH-98 were the only fighters fast enough to catch them. Ok, ok, so was the Meteor but with so little time in the air due to such a high fuel consumption, they were next to tit useless. Also, after destroying it with your 20mm cannons, ingesting V1 debris into your jet engine would make for an interesting day.

Careful with this latest Microsoft release – tug too hard on the threads and it tends to unravel

JJKing
Coat

Appropriate attaire only

An Apple jumper would be very shiny, very light, very expensive, very smooth to the touch, slips on and off easily, but has pockets that are too small to store everything in. The optional 'hanger' accessory is a thing of beauty though.

It can only be worn in the Middle East because it has to hang on an iRack.

Mines the one that has a one way ticket out of Baghdad in the pocket.

Falcon 9 gets its feet wet as SpaceX notch up two more launch successes

JJKing
Facepalm

Oh dear.

You'll never make a rocket scientist! You forgot the gaffer tape!

Sorry Angus but I did bring the paperclips.

Three become six as new 'nauts arrive for a visit to the ISS

JJKing
Facepalm

The Blue or Red Pill?

I hope the FE idiots keep taking the blue pill. We don't need or want them out here in the real world.

FYI: NASA has sent a snatch-and-grab spacecraft to an asteroid to seize some rock and send it back to Earth

JJKing
Coat

The Benefits.

Great. The last 200 years with Alzheimer's.

Just think of the benefits.

1. You will always make new friends.

2. You will forget the bad things that happen.

3. You will always make new friends.

Mines the one with the memory stick in the pocket.

Big data at sea: How the Royal Navy charts the world's oceans

JJKing
Facepalm

PO Coleman-Smith needs to be keel hauled and given history lessons.

He added: "You've got HMS Hood [the First World War era vessel] down there, she was sunk deliberately to block entrances."

HMS Hood was sunk "deliberately" by the Bismarck with a lucky shot that hit a design flaw that allowed Bismarck's Mr 15" high explosive shell to be introduced to Hood's Mr Cordite Magazine.

Pasta-covered cat leads to kid night operator taking apart the mainframe

JJKing
Coat

Sorry.

He said to the cat, "You fix it" and the cat said "Me 'ow".

Mine's the one that smells of catnip.

UK rail lines blocked by unexpected Windows dialog box

JJKing
Coat

Beware sleepers.

Perhaps they were training some new IT hires and they got a bit off track.

My coat is the one with the HO train set in the pocket.

We asked 100 people to name a backdoored router. You said 'EE's 4GEE HH70'. Our survey says... Top answer!

JJKing
Facepalm

On the bright side.....

At least they used non standard credentials.

Seagate and Western Digital neck-and-neck at the nearline drive-in

JJKing
Happy

HUH?

So what is going on? An article a few months ago suggested that HDDs sales were tanking. Maybe those down numbers didn't account for the massive increase in capacity of the new units.

To paraphrase Winston Churchill. Never in the field of hard drive manufacture has so much been stored by so many on so few.

Australia, US and Japan want Huawei local submarine cable project

JJKing
Devil

Ah yes China policy is, "All your [insert items] soon belong to us".

China's loans come with no strings attached.

Better tell the people of Sri Lanka that then.

WWII Bombe operator Ruth Bourne: I'd never heard of Enigma until long after the war

JJKing
Megaphone

And didn't they treat Turing well after the war ended.

There was an interesting story about the code breakers in, I think Albert Park, Victoria, Australia and they had broken some Japanese codes. For some unknown reason an American politician was given a tour of the facility and when he returned home he told his local newspaper about the great job "our American boys" were doing breaking the Jap codes. These codes were soon changed mush to the disgust and dismay of the code breakers who took three weeks to break the new codes. They wondered how many lives the big mouth pollie had cost with his stupid boasting.

This story was related by one of the Australian women who worked in the centre and were only allowed to finally talk about what they did during the war some time in the 1990s.

It was mentioned by someone further up about being careful what was responded to so the Germans didn't know their codes had been compromised. Let's not forget the people of Coventry as some of the victims who suffered to keep the broken codes unknown by the Germans.

$200bn? Make that $467bn: Trump threatens to balloon proposed bonus China tech tariffs

JJKing
WTF?

And the pollies let it happen.

Just when the American economy was recovered after their self inflicted 2008 crises, the Orange Idiot and his economic advisers who, from my reading, also don't understand economics, are destroying what was being built up. But he, the words of Golden Boy were, "Trade wars are easy to win". He's not even going to learn that you can't just under pay a contractor or materials supplier like he does when he was giving the appearance of building, err buildings.

With all these tariffs being imposed, you really will see Reagan's "trickle down" economics in action.

Tesla's chief accounting officer drives off after just a month on the job

JJKing
Flame

Shorting stock rewards the slime of the world.

Congratulations to all those brave Anonymous Cowards sticking their oar in the water deriding Musk and projecting their personal, honest anonymous opinions. If he hadn't started this electric care craze then we would still be stuck with the yuppie Toyota Hybrids and the oil companies would still be destroying the environment in an attempt to further their obscene profits and keep polluting the atmosphere for generations to come. Like the tobacco companies hiding the results of effects of their poisoness product, oil companies have done the same plus they have acquired any possible alternative to the ICE (and I am not talking about those water engines of yester year).

Yes I believe Musk is losing the plot and the stress of Tesla cars is likely the cause. If the manufacturing had gone as envisioned then things would likely be totally different. They only have to get out of their "manufacturing hell" and things will turn around and quickly.

Also, until the company actually goes bankrupt, NOBODY has lost money on their shares. They still own the same number it is just they have a lesser or perhaps in a few weeks, greater value. It is only when you sell them at the lesser price do you then lose money, assuming you bought high and sold low. 1929 was caused by the panic of greedy people selling at a lower price. I like the Warren Buffett quote. When people are greedy be fearful. When people are fearful be greedy. Here is seems the greedy want Tesla to fail so they can make a quick buck. It is disgusting to bet against a company failing to make money where thousands can lose jobs, communities die rather than try and help to build something better where everyone prospers and not just the 1% or the arseholes in wall street.

Voyager 1 left the planet 41 years ago – and SpaceX hopes to land on Earth this Saturday

JJKing
Happy

My best and only program.

My only piece of code was combined with the other half produced by someone else 25½ years ago. She will finish her Double Masters degrees at the end of this year and I am very proud of my work.

NASA 'sextortionist' allegedly tricked women into revealing their password reset answers, stole their nude selfies

JJKing
Coat

Not everyone

stop caring if someone sees you naked, we all get naked

I turn the lights off before I get into my jimjams. Taking a shower is a bit of an issue especially if I drop the soap because I don't know if someone is standing behind me so I can't pick it up.

I like my white bathrobe and night vision green background.

Microsoft sinks another data centre with Natick 2

JJKing
Joke

Sorry

And when a spinning or non spinning storage using fails, would one hear the replacement command?

This is your Captain, Marko Ramius, The order is prepare to engage the shilent drive.

Take a pinch of autofill, mix in HTTP, and bake on a Wi-Fi admin page: Quirky way to swipe a victim's router password

JJKing
Facepalm

Oh dear.

Maybe it's the meds I am currently taking or that I am a complete numpty (personally I'd go with the latter), but they have to be inside your network to start with unless they get in via some other infection you've picked up. Then they would need to enable Remote Administration on the router so they can get access from anywhere rather than be in local Wi-Fi range.

Well then just to be sure, I am upscaling my password security to Password1234.

Better late than never: nbn™ DOCSIS 3.1 upgrade starts

JJKing
Facepalm

No title

Could NBN just please forget about me. I'm on Telstra cable

I have a friend who has the same feelings about his Optus cable connection. He is in a street with only 6 other houses running off the cable and does not want to change for both speed and price reasons. His only advantage in the change will be a faster up speed.

I wish you well when the inevitable happens alexmcm. What a clusterfuck this rollout has been.

FBI boss: We went to the Moon, so why can't we have crypto backdoors? – and more this week

JJKing
Coat

Gee, that's a lot.

"The "surface" gravity of the Sun is about 27 Earth g's."

Well that's a crushing disappointment.

I am pleased that you understand the gravity of this sort of operation.

Mine's the one with the warm glowing pockets.

"We send them at night when the sun is cold."

Why do I hear Spike Milligan's voice when I read that line?

Sysadmin trained his offshore replacements, sat back, watched ex-employer's world burn

JJKing
WTF?

WTF?

Another team that had been offshored a year earlier had one hire who managed to delete the entire UK domain in AD

How incompetent does one have to be to do that? Since reading that post I have been trying to figure out how to do that without know that I was doing it. I am either smarter or not as stupid as I thought I was.

Windows Server 2019 tweaked to stop it getting clock-blocked

JJKing
Facepalm

I must be tired.

And here I was wondering why Server 2019 was being cock blocked. Was Office 2019 not putting out?

Western Digital formats hard disk drive factory as demand spins down

JJKing
Facepalm

Closing Malaysia, is this a bit of a gamble?

Interesting that Thailand will be the sole WD spinning rust producers. What happens when they have another flood that cause the shortages a while back?

I was a winner from that flood coz I had a 2TB WD Green that failed but due to the lack of Greens because of the flood, I was sent a WD Black as a replacement. Took a little while to figure out that it was because the WD Green had 64MB of cache just like the Black. I am just glad I didn't get sent their Blue piece of crap. I did like the WD Green. It was a cheap (until the flood) storage device and the performance wasn't really all that bad.

Leatherbound analogue password manager: For the hipster who doesn't mind losing everything

JJKing
Happy

"There's a sucker born every minute."

Who on earth is going to spend £22 on that tat?

B. T. Barnum can answer that question for you.

Japanese cryptominer slapped with suspended sentence

JJKing
Facepalm

Country missing?

There are 33 countries with which Britain does not have an extradition agreement:

North Korea is not on the list. Does the UK have an extradition treaty with the Norks?

Trainee techie ran away and hid after screwing up a job, literally

JJKing
Coat

Sorry!

He needs to take a good hard look at himself in the mirror.

He did and found he was up to scratch.

Australia, Solomon Islands to ink Huawei-free cable contract today

JJKing
Pirate

The third funder for the cable.

This is the cable that was first going to be funded by an Asian Development Bank (or similar name) and then was abruptly changed to the Huawei after an election that changed the Govt that obtained the ADB loan. I wonder if the backhanders have to be returned to Huawei or will they just get to swap out the hardware once the cable it up and running?

I have nothing against the Chinese people (or their food) but I sure as shit do not like their form of government.

Aussie bloke wins right to sue Google over 'underworld' images

JJKing
Thumb Up

What a fun game this can be.

I just googled my image and discovered that I am pretty good at ice hockey, baseball and I work at Google but best of all, I have hair on my head. Why do the cameras all lie when my photo gets taken.

PS. I didn't particularly like my mugshot.

Sysadmin's PC-scrub script gave machines a virus, not a wash

JJKing
Coat

I'm leaving; I've cum too early......again!

The wife too caught a nasty virus from a floppy, doctor gave us a shot of penicillin and I had a lot of explaining to do.;)

Maybe if you had a hard drive she might have cum right.

Mines the one with the expired, unused prophylactic in the pocket. :-(

Police block roads to stop tech support chap 'robbing a bank'

JJKing
Facepalm

Heroin OD saved the day.

It was only later that it occurred to me what might have happened if those guys had been nervous, with twitchy fingers.

Or Americans.

I provided support to a small country school that had 12 year old PCs and no money to replace them. A colleague at a large secondary school was tossing out some 5 year old laptops so I said "Yes please" and installed them at the school.

Seven or eight months later I had departed that area but I was told about the school got broken into and the laptops nicked. The tea leafs went through the front door, into the Principal's office, opened the cupboard door that contained the school tools (school parent perhaps?) and then proceeded to open the door to the strongroom and remove the iPads. They then moved onto the classrooms and cleared out the laptops I supplied. The school was alarmed and it did go off but there was no roving guard in the area for 2 hours and 45 minutes so they had plenty of time.

Fast forward 2 weeks and an ambulance gets called to the house of a local drug user who had an overdose. Ambulance man was a local and knew the school and was curious about a stack of laptops in junkies house that had the school name on them. The plods got a call and the school got most of their laptops and iPads back. Security company got to keep the contract since it was a govt one but the tools found a new secure location.

Trio indicted after police SWAT prank call leads to cops killing bloke

JJKing
WTF?

You get what you test for.

A TV documentary some years ago told the case of a guy who wanted to be a cop in the US. He sat the civil service test but scored too high. He was advised that he would be better off selling cars or insurance.

If you set your testing standards low then you get what you test for. Just look at the present "leader" of you country; speaks Russian and used to work for the KGB.

NASA fix for Curiosity rovers's damaged drill: hitting it, repeatedly

JJKing
Megaphone

Other type of hammers work too.

I used to carry a plastic hammer in my car that was used to hit the carburettor with when the engine wouldn't start. Was quite funny when this happened after filling up with fuel and looking at the faces and laughter when people saw that it actually worked. My Triumph Herald was a temperamental little beast.

Megaphone used due to it being the only tool (apart from me) in the icon store.

Super Cali goes ballistic: mugshot site atrocious

JJKing
WTF?

Good, but it can be better.

While this is an admirable thing for the California AG to do, why does he not extend that same sentiment to the guy who has been on Death Row for 20 years for a crime it appears he didn't commit. The defence want to pay for a DNA test on clothing that would likely prove his innocents but the AG AND the Governor refuse to allow it to happen. This was a case where a 17 year old black youth was arrested for a murder that several witness said was done by 3 white men. Evidence was destroyed, hidden, with-held from the defence and manufactured.

Land of the free (if you can afford the fees a really good lawyer) and home of the brave (white man armed with multiple semi automatic military style weapons that can take down people several hundred yards away but is necessary for close quarters home defence).

Tech support made the news after bomb squad and police showed up to 'defuse' leaky UPS

JJKing
WTF?

It's aliiiiiive.

Got a call from one of my schools complaining that the Server was squealing so they were my next call. Turned out the noise was coming from the UPS. When I eventually figured out how to open the damn thing I found one of the 12v 6Ah batteries had split open and has zero liquid contents in it. Don't know where the stuff went but there wasn't a single stain on the chassis of the UPS. Eventually got the ok to purchase 4 new batteries and it worked fine for the next 6 or so years.

The noise was surreal. It sounded like it was in pain.

nbn™ isn’t fixing HFC, it’s ‘optimising’ it

JJKing
Flame

So we get 50Mbps & Third World get 1000Mbps. Wonderful!

So, this is the commitment that we have made and this is the commitment that we will keep.

Is that a Core Commitment or just your standard pollie lying one?

and will hit its 2020 deadline for finishing the network build

Last month it was published that nbn Co were half way through the rollout. That gives then 19 months to rollout the last half of the country and by their own admission they have put the too hard ones in the last to do basket. So according to their own words, they are telling us they could have rolled out this mess called NBN in 3 to 4 years.

How long has the COALition be in government?

Lawyers for Marcus Hutchins: His 'I made malware' jail phone call isn't proper evidence

JJKing
Facepalm

Prosecutors aren't lawyers????

Given that lawyers lie for a living, and to a man freely chose their 'profession',

So are you trying to say that Prosecutors aren't lawyers and therefore don't lie? I think you need to go to Specsavers for a new pair of glasses. Your present ones don't seem to work on both sides.

Wanted that Windows 10 update but have an Intel SSD? Computer says no

JJKing
Unhappy

Stand in the far queue Winshit 10

I purchased a new Dell in their Boxing Day sale and of course it came with Winshit 10. I have managed to get everything running on Windows 7 except for the video driver which is a tad annoying as it doesn't give me the same video quality as the Winshit 10 driver and the ones that purport to be a Windows 7 ones detects the wrong chipset and fails to install. Thanks AMD/Radeon.

After the last Update I am now getting a popup telling me that I have Unsupported Hardware and your system will miss important security updates. Guess they will not be supporting Windows 7 until 2020. Now I have to Google how to stop this annoying popup from appearing. Thanks MicroPricks. Yes, I would have installed a Linux flavour but Dell in it's infantine stupidity has not released any Linux drivers. Damn shame coz the laptop is fairly well speced and runs faster on a hobbled Windows 7 setup than the WInshit 10 one.

Microsoft reckons devs would like an AI Clippy to help them write code

JJKing
Facepalm

Oh dear!

It looks like you are trying to write code and need help with adding some bugs?

Over the years I have installed thousands of copies of Office but not one ever had Clippy enabled. I loathed that useless piece of code!

FTTP NBN gone from draft Australian Labor Party policy platform

JJKing
Mushroom

Oh FFS

You might want it, but can you afford it? Labor expected <1% to be on 1Gbps in 2026. If you are in the 1% then technology change will be small change.

Oh pleeease Mr Ashwood, can't you just give the Labor blaming a rest. They had a plan, may not a have been perfect but it would have gotten better and the Australian people would have had a cheaply upgradable fibre network to 93% of the population. Change the hardware in the exchanges and homes and you have Gigabit and then later 10 Gigabit. Labor also ordered the two Skymuster satellites, you know the ones Turnbullshit said weren't needed because there was sufficient capacity available, except the Optus boss said they didn't have any (more COALition lies).

I also think Labor miscalculated the percentage of users who would have taken up a 1Gbps plan. Many business I know would like to have those sorts of speed NOW! and not in 2026. If the COALition had not murdered the NBN then a greater benefit would have resulted in health, education and growth in regional towns. Houses are cheaper than in the metro capitals and has been shown in the past, business will move to where they can get faster Internet speeds and a better lifestyle for their staff. Instead for pure political vindictiveness we have been lumbered with a white elephant of Nodes that are going to be left in place until they die and there is no option but to complete a now 10 year old plan.

Just remember that the COALition spent 2 years holding the NBN in limbo commissioning SIX reports until they got one that fitted their taxpayer funded mess. Now we have the new NBN type COALition mess; Snowy 2.0. First is was $2Billion. Then $4Billion with the extra infrastructure needed to carry the extra power. Now it's $12Billion (this sounds like the COALition's ever growing NBN cost. First under $10Billion, then $29 now what is it.....$54Billion) and this $12Billion worth of "renewable" energy produced, which isn't made using COAL, is going to return $0.69 for every $1 it costs. Well, aren't the COALition the brilliant money managers of the political spectrum.

The people of Australia and their GRANDCHILDREN have been cheated out of a high class Information Highway. Where this country would have been one of the world leaders, it is now close to scraping the bottom of the Information Highway barrel. The increase in GDP caused by the NBN would had added additional revenue for the governments to pay back the COALition borrowings due to Hockey's non existent Budget Emergency and the more than doubling of overseas debt since the COALition's election in 2013 and allowing more money for health and education which directly affect the growth of this country. A pipe dream on my part since based on past experience there would have been tax cuts for the 1% ers which wouldn't have trickled down to the poor bastards who actually do the work.

My apologies to my fellow commentards for the length and for going off topic but mathew42 and his continual broken record rants really give me the shits.

nbn™ CEO blames copper for performance problems

JJKing
Unhappy

Bastard!

Well hasn't 457 morrow gotten brave since he handed in his notice. Shame the gutless twat didn't start saying this earlier. Instead we are left with an expensive mess thanks to the Australian Internet Inventor, an onion eater and their outrageous lies.

Hyperoptic's ZTE-made 1Gbps routers had hyper-hardcoded hyper-root hyper-password

JJKing
Black Helicopters

Tinfoil hat, mask and gloves already being worn.

WTF? Why with all the knowledge that has accumulated in the past years, does anyone (manufacturer) find the need to hard code credentials into hardware unless it is for nefarious reasons. This shit does not help with my over abundant paranoia.

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