* Posts by steve-b

24 posts • joined 26 Oct 2015

Chinese biz baron wants to shove his artificial moon where the sun doesn't shine – literally

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upvote for El Reg standard units usage

Have I been paid, Sage? Cloudy wage service locks out users

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FAIL

Total Inability to Supply Usual Payslips

Microsoft partners to fling out collabo-visual Ginormonitors this year

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I'm not sure about it being a new class of device. The real question is, is it a new Reg standard unit of measurement?

Cheap-ish. Not Intel. Nice graphics. Pick, er, 3: AMD touts Ryzen Pro processors for business

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WTF?

"AMD also tries to guarantee that its Pro devices leave the factory untampered"

So they can't for the non-pro? That is a little scary.

BOFH: Guys? Guys? We need blockchain... can you install blockchain?

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I'm surprised it didn't end with the BOfH saying he has been running a bitcoin mine in the data centre for years so they actually have blockchain at the moment...

Blockchain rebrand sends Stapleton Capital's shares soaring

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"The Blockchain Register" does have a certain ring to it...

Black Horse Down, we repeat... yes, Lloyds Bank, again

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Total Inability To Suggest Unused Puns

Double encryption

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check out the wiki article on 3des encryption. It's probably applicable to any type of encryption.

It mentions that double encryption is not as strong as you would think, and goes on to explain the thinking behind 3des: encrypt with key 1, decrypt with key 2, encrypt with key 3.

Software update turned my display and mouse upside-down, says user

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Re: It's always the same, isn't it?

I like to call it the 'you touched it last' phenomenon

30 strong fingers but still no happy ending for robotic back rub

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"No matter how dextrous and grateful it has been designed to be"

I knew robots had come a long way, but they actually have emotions now?

Ukrainian man, 51, cuffed on suspicion of distributing NotPetya

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Did you distribute NotPetya?

No.

What about Petya?

No, Not Petya.

Ah, so you did distribute NotPetya?

No.

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Enterprise patching... is patchy, survey finds

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Re: 31%?

That was the red X button right?

BA Article Deleted ???...

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https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/05/27/ba_it_systems_failure_down_to_power_supply_issue/

Apple sued by regulator over refusal to service 'bricked' iPhones

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the Lawyers...

BOFH: This is your last chance. After this, there is no turning back

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Pint

Welcome to the layer cake, son.

BOFH: Don't back up in anger

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I've encountered this before with a cherry on top: they couldn't even tell me the name of the file.

I proceeded to shake the magic 8 ball and replied with 'outlook not so good'

WTH Nvidia

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Re: WTH Nvidia

I noticed this last time GeForce experience updated that it required a logon to start.

I quickly uninstalled it as it doesn't add much value for me.

I just used it to remind me when there was a new driver available.

MPs suggest introducing web blocking to tackle suicide rates in UK

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Is there anything the internet has not been blamed for?

Chinese electronics biz recalls webcams at heart of botnet DDoS woes

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Re: How are these devices accessed from the internet though?

A big selling point is that they are accessible from some app remotely. I'd imagine most of them are upnp devices requiring very little setup. Couple that with home routers doing dynamic dns and such and its a recipe for this kind of disaster.

Saved from ransomware thugs... by rival ransomware thug

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I guess there is no honour among thieves. What is the world coming to!

Android Pay debuts in UK

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Re: I really don't get it...

The mindless zombies will already have their smartphone in hand, as they stumble along in the queue for whatever commodity they have been programmed to buy by the latest social media fad they constantly check.

Apple will be grilled by Irish National Planning Board over €850m data centre plan

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There's always one Granny Smith saying "wont someone think of the wildlife"

Banned

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Who is going to spar with Jake now?

Bacon can kill: Official

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Joke

:(

well, that's a pain in the arse...

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