* Posts by Stuart Elliott

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ZX Spectrum reboot firm slapped with £52k court costs repayment order

Stuart Elliott

RE: Matthew Smith

6031769 - thank you!

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Ransomware scum: 'I believe I'm a good fit. See attachments'

Stuart Elliott
Facepalm

Enquiring minds want to know...

Did they get the job though?

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Amazon files patent for 'Death Star' flying warehouse

Stuart Elliott

Re: I know I'm a sucker, but...

No, that'd be the ACME Parachute Kit.

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Shouldn't the click bait be....

Amazon files for Hindenburg flying warehouse?

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Folders return to Windows 10's Start Thing

Stuart Elliott

Re: What I am going to push, 2017 edition:

The problem with that, is if everyone used Classic Shell, there'd be no-one left to whine how bad it is, and how you should be switching to *insert preferred flavour of *nix here*, and Microsoft would think everyone is happy with their efforts.

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How Rogue One's Imperial stormtroopers SAVED Star Wars and restored order

Stuart Elliott

Two things bothered me

Watched it last night at the local IMAX, thoroughly enjoyed it, but two things bothered me, firstly, was the the lack of theme tune at the start, I saw the "A long time ago" and closed my eyes in preparation for the spine-tingling crescendo , but was denied, bummed me out for a minute or two that!

Secondly was at the other end of the film, and the poor CGI of Leia, it was completely unnecessary and bad to be honest, they did well with Tarkin though, even if the voice was off.

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Microsoft quietly emits patch to undo its earlier patch that broke Windows 10 networking

Stuart Elliott
Facepalm

Re: ,So there's an online fix for not being able to get online?

Yet 99% of the posters on here would suggest you use Linux instead, which is SO much more user friendly in that regards...

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Samsung, the Angel of Death: Exploding Note 7 phones will be bricked

Stuart Elliott

Re: Is this even legal in the EU?

@Ledswinger - Got my Indisit dryer fixed this week, 14 months after reporting :)

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Sysadmin told to spend 20+ hours changing user names, for no reason

Stuart Elliott

Re: Two questions...

Company name. First Initial.Second Initial 2 digit Month 2 digit Year.

EG. TESCO.SE1216 - shows ownership, both company and user and issue date.

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Hyperloop One settles hangman lawsuit

Stuart Elliott

RE: Bambi

To be fair, Bambi in the young ones, was a shortened version of Bamber, as in Bamber Gascoigne.

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No spin zone: Samsung recalls 3M EXPLODING washing machines

Stuart Elliott

Re: Precautionary principle

Unless your name is Jasper Carrott.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fePU5CIHpas

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Lad cuffed after iOS call exploit knocks out Arizona 911 center

Stuart Elliott

Re: Dumb mistake / If he was white ...

What has his skin colour got to do with it, you racist f**k?

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If you want to build your own Nvidia-powered self-driving car – or hack one – here's a blueprint

Stuart Elliott

Here's a blueprint

So, all the adverts in the cinemas from F.A.S.T. were wrong - YOU WOULD DOWNLOAD A CAR!!!

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DVLA misses out on £400m in tax after scrapping paper discs

Stuart Elliott

No Tax disc

Well, I hope they still send out SORN/Renewal letters, because I have no idea when my tax is due any more.

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WikiLeaks uploads 300+ pieces of malware among email dumps

Stuart Elliott
Headmaster

Peices

I before E except after C..

(well unless it's on this list of course: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Category:English_words_not_following_the_I_before_E_except_after_C_rule )

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Windows 10 needs proper privacy portal, says EFF

Stuart Elliott
Devil

Re: Even Enterprise spies on users

Careful Jason 7, the folks round here carry pitchforks, and don't like you arguing in favour of Microsoft, you're risking downvote hell.

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Re: Windows 2

I remember Windows 1 or 1.1 with Microsoft Executive, and I remember 3.0 with the chess.bmp background, but I can't picture Windows 2 for some reason.

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Post-Silk Road, Feds bust chaps for 'dealing heroin, coke' on world's largest dark web souk

Stuart Elliott

Oregano

UK- Oree gar no

US- Ore rag en no.

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Hacker sells Pornhub shell

Stuart Elliott

Re: Penetration

"3 thumbs up" - says it all really...

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Stuart Elliott

Penetration

Probably went in the back door..

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Apple man found dead at Cupertino HQ, gun discovered nearby

Stuart Elliott

Why is the ethnicity relevant

It isn't, in much the same way most news articles when discussing someone will also mention their age in brackets, for whatever reason they think we need to know how old a perp is.

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Censorship FTW! China bans Paris Hilton, minor Kardashians et al

Stuart Elliott
Thumb Up

Time to move to China it seems.

n/t

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Adblock wins in court again – this time against German newspaper

Stuart Elliott

The only advert I need..

.. is a clean usable website that show up on Google's front page when I go searching for something, other than that, not interested.

Adblock (without acceptable ads) ftw.

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IEEE delivers Ethernet-for-cars standard

Stuart Elliott
Coat

IEEE 802 for cars

Shouldn't that be 802.3bmw ?

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Airbus, Boeing aero parts maker loses $54m in cyber-stick-up

Stuart Elliott
Trollface

Re: Hmmmm

He is, and don't call him Shirley.

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Late night server rebuild led to 'nightmares about mutilated corpses'

Stuart Elliott

Obligatory H2G2 reference.

Is that how you get "tea and no tea" ?

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Kiwi hackers crack crap algo, showcase 40c-a-litre DIY fuel discounts

Stuart Elliott

Refreshing Change

Well, it makes a change the petrol company being shafted by the consumer.

Oil at 2004 price/barrel - is petrol at the pump anything close to the same parity?

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Swiss try to wind up Apple with $25k dumb-watch

Stuart Elliott

Dumb Watch?

It's not a dumb watch, it's just a watch, they tell the time, it's kind of their raison d'être...

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Bloke sues dad who shot down his drone – and why it may decide who owns the skies

Stuart Elliott
Facepalm

Re: In dispute?

Whoosh!

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Debian Linux founder Ian Murdock dead at 42

Stuart Elliott

Re: Lemmy

For reference Bleu, my own father was diagnosed with Pancreatic cancer, after a week of stomach ache, 5 days later he died, so yeah, it could easily have the cancer, or the instant detox.

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I have you now! Star Wars stocking fillers from another age

Stuart Elliott
Pint

Jedi Knight Stormtroopers

Does anyone else think the Stormtrooper in that screenshot look like a recruitment ad for Anonymous ?

Merry Christmas.

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An on-demand video subscription isn't just for Christmas... Oh. It is

Stuart Elliott

Re: OTT = Negative Connotations

I presumed it was Over the t'Interweb

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Drunk? Need a slash? Avoid walls in Hackney

Stuart Elliott

Re: Hmmm.

but.. but.. the company selling the product said they wouldn't, so it won't...

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Hacked TalkTalk CEO: Dead as a Dido? Nope, she refuses to quit

Stuart Elliott

"shared the affected bank details with the major UK banks so they can take their usual actions to protect customers' accounts in the highly unlikely event that a criminal attempts to defraud them"

Well, the people who rang Dido up *said* they were calling from the bank, with a thick indian accent.

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NEW ERA for HUMANITY? NASA says something 'major' FOUND ON MARS

Stuart Elliott

Re: It'll be a rock

It's a smegging garbage pod!

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Doctor Who storms back in fine form with Season 9 opener The Magician's Apprentice

Stuart Elliott

Paradoxes

I was slightly miffed about the "dude" bit, but I coped, what bugs me in a time travel program is paradoxes, there are many in that episode, but I'll just give you two from the last 30 seconds.

1. Getting to Skaro to potentially killed Davros again: erm, his T.A.R.D.I.S. was just blown up.

2: Killing Davros with a Dalek weapon: hello.. WHAT weapon when Davros is dead?

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Microsoft replaces Windows 10 patch update, isn't saying why

Stuart Elliott

Device Manager

No it's not, it's just as easy to find as it is in Windows 8 - Win-X

or

Right-Click File Explorer on Start Menu, click Manage (as per My Computer in previous versions)

or (the easiest yet)

Click Start button, type 'DEVICE' press ENTER

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Mozilla-Microsoft spat latest: Firefox yanks Cortana away from Bing

Stuart Elliott

Re: Which British accent

It's from an American company, it's guaranteed to be an Oxbridge stiff upper lip whilst stroking a black cat, and saying "No Mr Bond, I expect you to die!"

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E3 2015 in a nutshell: Hurry up Hoth, and plenty to Unravel

Stuart Elliott

Re: What does this mean?

What, you couldn't determine that the word IN was accidentally transposed with IS instead?

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So, EE. Who IS this app on your HTC M9s sneakily texting, hmm?

Stuart Elliott

Sign on the door.

"It’s simply not correct to say that customers are not informed, it’s explained in the contract people sign."

Beware of the leopard!

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Daybreak Game Company GOES TITSUP after painful Sony DIVORCE

Stuart Elliott

Smed

It's all part of the vision™.

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Half a billion wearables... and guess whose kit has to support all that data, asks Cisco

Stuart Elliott

Exabytes

"292 exabytes (292 x 1018 bytes)" - guessing someone forgot the superscript option or the ^...

Cut and paste is a bitch.

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Call Gordon Freeman! Apple to build $2bn 'data command center' – BLACK MESA?

Stuart Elliott
Gimp

RE: Isn't their business model

Nope, can't say I've ever heard anyone say that, the standard line for getting Apple gear is "it just works".

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Stuart Elliott

Black Mesa: Pfft, I already made that joke.

See my comment in http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2014/10/10/shattered_apples_jilted_glass_supplier_to_shut_down_sapphire_ops/

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Undead nights: Zombie FPS Dying Light shines bright

Stuart Elliott
Thumb Up

Good zombie game for a change

Been playing it on PC for last few days, still only about 20% through the campaign, and for a change, I'm a bit nervous while playing it, especially in night-mode (playing at night too), trying to avoid the patrol minions, it's a "little" bit Far-Cry'ish with all "tower climbing", but it's not that as big a component as in Far Cry or Assassins Creed thankfully.

Well worth playing if you turn off motion blur, which is a bit overkill for my liking, and needs tweaking imo.

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Netadmin wanted for 'terrible, terrible, awful job nobody wants'

Stuart Elliott

Re: Microwave

"You lucky, lucky bastard... Screwdrivers?! Ooh oooh oh oh. My idea of heaven is to be allowed to be use a screwdriver... just for a few hours. ..... They must think the sun shines out o' your arse, sonny."

/hug Monty Python

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Grand Theft Auto 1997: 'Sick, deluded and beneath contempt'

Stuart Elliott

Re: buckfast

Good ol' Manic Miner !!!

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This could be a case for Mulder and Scully: Fox 'in talks' to bring back The X-Files

Stuart Elliott
Trollface

Well, if we're getting Mulder and Scully

We'd better damned well get Eugene Victor Tooms too!

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