* Posts by Strahd Ivarius

152 posts • joined 9 Aug 2015

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Mind your language: Microsoft set to swing the axe on 27 languages in iOS Outlook

Strahd Ivarius
Facepalm

Re: You vill parle Amrecianish Da!

You now that Microsoft/Office 365 doesn't support any English but the colonial one, do you?

Microsoft announces official Windows package manager. 'Not a package manager' users snap back

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Re: What about the Microsoft Store?!?!

You are speaking of a managed environment, where someone (not you) is packaging applications for automated distribution, as well as managing updates (for the OS and the applications).

Not something you'll be able to setup yourself.

(although you can try alternatives, some have free versions for a limited number of computers)

Windows Terminal hits the big 1.0: Fit for production?

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Windows

Already available in Windows 95...

In colossal surprise, Intel says new vPro processors are quite a bit better than the old ones

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Devil

Well it is like the time the new Pentium made your modem go faster, when you connect with this new setup to a 802.11b wifi network you'll get better performances.

Royal Navy nuclear submarine captain rapped for letting crew throw shoreside BBQ party

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Holmes

Re: Epic level of nominative determinism here

Reminds me of Major Major M. Major, in Catch-22

(M. is for Major, of course)

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Hors d'oeuvres?

Mayday! Mayday! The next Windows 10 update is finally on approach to a PC near you

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Re: What tweaks to Notepad?

in 20h2 can we expect to have notepad replaced with Visual Studio Code?

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Pint

Re: Just wait

have a beer then!

(I'll let you guess the brand)

A chief technology officer in a time of COVID-19: Keep calm and make the most of the whole business suddenly realising how important IT is

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Office 365?

Only if you set up your laptops to use local egress instead of the central internet access point as most big companies do; which puts a strain on your VPN infrastructure that doesn't have the capacity to handle all the users connecting from home at the same time (and it is too late to order more hardware).

Don't forget also that unless you are working in a non-productive part of the economy you need something besides Excel and Outlook in order to work.

You need to be able to access your on-premises applications, and again the lack of VPN will impair your ability to work@home...

Very few companies have set up the needed infrastructure for working without VPN.

But for their IT one can expect to see the users being grateful.

(they were in the company I am currently working with)

Europe calls for single app to track coronavirus. Meanwhile America pretends it isn’t trying to build one at all

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Pint

Re: So, Musk bought a thousand ventilators

If the glass is big enough

Stop us if you've heard this before: Boeing's working on 737 Max software fixes for autopilot, stabilization bugs

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Devil

Re: Flying less

I saw that 10% of Parisians left the town when the confinement started.

When it is lifted, one can expect the other 90% wanting to go elsewhere.

Then you will have the best town to be: Paris without Parisians!

(all the amenities will be opened since people working there can't afford to live in Paris anyway)

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Re: autopilot disengagement during final approach

Or it is an optional and costly feature, since we are speaking of Boeing, the standard feature being a warning sent by mail with a low priority as soon as the plane is in range of a free wifi hotspot...

Microsoft 365 Business to gain more Azure Active Directory toys... oh, and it's called Microsoft 365 Business Premium (from 21 April)

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Happy

So from now on when they ask for Office feel free to provide them with Libre Office!

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Joke

Re: Grammar Nazi Alert

so what, 200 ?

with the current fever, it may come to that (and perhaps even before May in some locations)

Remember that clinical trial, promoted by President Trump, of a possible COVID-19 cure? So, so, so many questions...

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Joke

Re: Quinone

The use of quinone instead of quinine is quite revealing..

Captain Caveman rides to the rescue, solves a prickly PowerPoint problem with a magical solution

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Re: Yesterday

in case of virus attack, put a white bedsheet over your head and proceed slowly to the nearest cemetery.

Why slowly ?

So as not to create a panic.

(adapted from an old soviet joke)

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Coat

Re: Everyone is working - Except the boss

My Mackintosh is perfectly waterproof.

See icon ->

NASA to launch 247 petabytes of data into AWS – but forgot about eye-watering cloudy egress costs before lift-off

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Re: Cloud costing...

According to SLS reports it is as easy as rocket science...

Broadcom sues Netflix for its success: You’re stopping us making a fortune from set-top boxes, moans chip designer

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Trollface

What about rounded corners

I am pretty sure that most top-boxes have rounded corners...

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Gimp

Does it applies to parliamentary whips also?

Surge in home working highlights Microsoft licensing issue: If you are not on subscription, working remotely is a premium feature

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Re: The most simple way is not mentioned here?

The distinction between Home, Pro, Enterprise, Education refers to features, not use.

It is perfectly authorized to use a Home version for business use.

Zoom goes boom, Teams tears at seams: Technology stumbles at the first hurdle for this homeworking malarkey

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Trollface

Re: Centralized systems can't sustain the load...

unless it is a sunny day...

Data surge as more Brits work from home? Not as hard on the network as their nightly Netflix binges, claims BT

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Joke

Since the mouse will be managed by an application running on Docker hosted in a cloud environment using a video feed to check on the position of the aforementioned mouse it may well be using a lot of bandwidth, even before adding the needed bell and whistles for generating usage reports...

US Homeland Security mistakenly seizes British ad agency's website in prostitution probe gone wrong

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Re: Blackmail

Depends on the process to get back the site.

If it requires the administrative or technical contact registered with WOHIS to click on a link sent by mail, it may become difficult...

So you'll have to prove by other means that you are the rightful owner.

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Devil

Re: So...

not at all, it falls under "unsanctioned export of military supplies"

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You should visit Pompei or Herculanum, there are a lot of advertising on the walls (mostly for prostitutes, which may explain the DHS 'mistakte')...

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Headmaster

Re: "justice and fairness"

In the then USSR, Caucasian meant people from the Caucasus area (and it still does in the successor states).

So he couldn't very well fit...

'Developers have lost hope Microsoft will do the right thing'... Redmond urged to make WinUI cross-platform

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Trollface

It has been almost 20 years since the last time MS Office was able to get the "designed for Windows" sticker...

How many times do we have to tell you? A Tesla isn't a self-driving car, say investigators after Apple man's fatal crash

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Joke

Re: Tesla never said it's driverless

And someone even managed to go on top of a rocket once and is now drifting between the stars...

'Don't tell anyone but I have a secret.' There, that's my security sorted

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Trollface

It may explain why it was people from his own side who made the video noticed by the main media...

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Devil

The proper video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzDlJZnC1Zk

And if you want the lyrics, here you are:

https://www.paroles.net/carlos/paroles-le-tirelipimpon

(let Google make sense of it, or you can try with DeepL)

Note that this was aired in a program for kids...

Hey, Brits. Your Google data is leaving the EU before you are: Hoard to be shipped from Ireland to US next month

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Joke

unless the keys are stored in GSuite

Vodafone: Yes, we slurp data on customers' network setups, but we do it for their own good

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Trollface

And so instead of having Voda slurping your information it is the Chinese doing it?

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a flying solar panel: BAE Systems' satellite alternative makes maiden flight in Oz

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Devil

Re: we can rise to the challenge the UK government has set industry

Knowing BAE, the "optionnaly manned" aircraft is not able to take off without the "optional" pilot on board...

You'll never select all and mark as read again after this tale of peril... Oh, who are we kidding? Of course you will

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He may have forgotten to take his dried frog pills, which may explain a lot

UK contractors planning 'mass exodus' ahead of IR35 tax clampdown – survey

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Headmaster

Re: if the current situation was so awful ... switching to permanent roles would be more popular

And if you wonder why banks can't reclaim VAT, it is because it is a Value Added Tax.

Since the banks don't provide any added value to the economy, they can't get it back...

Will Police Scotland use real-time discrimination-happy face-recog tech? Senior cop tells us: We won't... for now

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Trollface

Re: Trust the police?

One of the reason it is easier to train AI to recognize white men faces is maybe that they don't use so much Photoshop for their online profile pictures.

For dark coloured people it may be just a matter of poor contrast ;-)

And for yellow ones, they look all the same so no wonder...

Tech can endure the most inhospitable environments: Space, underwater, down t'pit... even hairdressers

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Re: Magic smoke

So you forgot to add DEVICE=\DOS\NOSMOKE.SYS in your configuration file?

Is everything OK over there, Britain? Have you tried turning the UK off and on again? ISPs, financial orgs fall over in Freaky Friday of outages

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Trollface

Re: Online biz-friendly bank Tide.co

So the unexpected surge was due to Bulgarians buying .uk domains just before Brexit?

BSOD Burgerwatch latest: Do you want fries with that plaintext password?

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Re: Surprised they don't use *NIX

XStore POS?

Curse of Boeing continues: Now a telly satellite it built may explode, will be pushed up to 500km from geo orbit

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Devil

Re: User replaceable batteries

I am pretty sure that they didn't use a standard connector for charging the batteries either

Apple: EU can't make us use your stinking common charging standard

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Devil

Re: Fit Both!

jack?

Chrome suddenly using Bing after installing Office 365 Pro Plus... Yeah, that might have been us, mumbles Microsoft

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Devil

Well, GPOs come from MS, so one can expect exceptions?

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Trollface

Re: Phew!

No, but there were plans to add Clippy at a time to Flight Simulator.

I think it was called Microsoft Clippy Assistant System (or something like that) and its function was mostly to ensure that the plane wouldn't stall...

Let’s check in on the .org sale fiasco: Senators say No, internet grandees say Yes – and ICANN pretends there's absolutely nothing to see here

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Devil

Re: Cue the class action lawsuits...

Then since it is a global subject, make a change of venue to Moscow or Beijing...

The delights of on-site working – sun, sea and... WordPad wrangling?

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Re: Wordpad has saved me more than once

Wordpad was a stripped down version of Word 6.

Autonomous Logistics Information System gets shoved off the F-35 gravy train in favour of ODIN

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Re: Bad omens.

And for night attack one could still use the Polikarpov U-2 and the Night Witches?

The time that Sales braved the white hot heat of the data centre to save the day

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Devil

Re: Awww bless..

Instead of a John I would have expected a Timmy...

https://imgur.com/gallery/kCW5w/comment/1103777535

Problems at Oracle's DynDNS: Domain registration customers transferred at short notice, nameserver records changed

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Headmaster

Re: Idiots

especially since the proper term would be "organized"

One company on the planet, US-based Afilias, meets the criteria to run Colombia's trendy .co registry – and the DNS world fears a stitch-up

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Coat

Re: I'm not even surprised

Personally, I would prefer an envelope stuffed with the dead not President...

Easier to fit in the pocket.

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