* Posts by fwadman

18 posts • joined 1 Apr 2016

Prank 'Give me a raise!' email nearly lands sysadmin with dismissal


Not a bug ... This is how SMTP works

You know this is how SMTP works right? The to and from headers in the email are completely unrelated to the person that sent or will receive the email

Cancelled in Crawley? At least your train has free Wi-Fi now, right?


Bankwidth is free .. web is too big

Seriously … 500 kps is tons of bandwidth .. and it's free!

The problem is that a single web page is over 1MB but contains approx. 1KB or useful content … My browser is showing me that it made 37 connections to load content on this page. WTF ????

Software gremlin robs Formula 1 world champ of season's first win


So many mistakes in the article

1) Vettel was leading the race when he came into the pits .. not in second place

2) Hamilton had already pitted (when he was leading) and it the VSC had not been activated would have taken the lead when Vettel pitted

3) The sector time when under a VSC is fixed so it's not like Hamilton could have done anything about this once the VSC came out

4) The teams would have been running calculations telling Hamilton how close he needed to be to Vettel to ensure he came out ahead when Vettel made a pit stop

5) This calculations had wrong inputs for the time of a pitstop under a VSC

6) If they had the correct inputs Hamilton could have been told to push harder to close up the gap in the laps before the VSC came out

7) Even with this Hamilton might not have been able to do this

If you need to replace anything other than your iPhone 8's battery or display, good luck


Ah .. good old Renault.

To replace the air filter you need to remove the battery.

To replace the headlights you need to either remove the bumper, remove the front suspension or employ a 6 year old child

The replace the glow plugs - 3 of them are (relatively easy), the 4th you need to get the 6 year old child again or remove the engine

The replace the fuel filter you need to remove the front tyres

The list goes on and on ...

Trump's cyber-guru Giuliani runs ancient 'easily hackable website'


Site is down this morning ... I guess someone over there is ready the el reg ..

Corbyn lied, Virgin Trains lied, Harambe died


Re: if he had a researved seat and missed his train he didnot have a valid ticket

Not always. The cheapest advance tickets are typically for an extra train. Miss the train and you need to pay extra to upgrade your ticket to go on any train (at least that's the theory).

The couple of times this has happened to me I've found the guard and been straight up with him and he's said not to worry about it. As with most things in life - if your nice and polite to people they tend to be good to you in return.


Re: Cant see where he lied

in a rammed train you don't have space to sit on the floor ... it's standing all the way

Living with the Pixel XL – Google's attempt at a high-end phone


Re: Wanna buy a Pixel?

erm .. no. IMEI is on the phone, not the SIM. This is why operators block IMEI numbers from stolen phones.

Technically the phone never needs to know it's own phone number - there is space in the SIM card for this to be stored - but this is for information only - it can be anything you like.

Google doesn’t care who makes Android phones. Or who it pisses off


I don't think so. Most users say they care about security - but then happily disable the virus scanner because some website said they needed to in order to get some (pirated) game to work. Of course because the user "researched" this by looking on the internet they know what they are doing and it's perfectly safe.

Samsung: Don't install Windows 10. REALLY


Re: If proof is needed...

Triggers Broom in Only Fools and Horses ...


Database man flown to Hong Kong to install forgotten patch spends week in pub


One of my first jobs included going to Paris every monday for client meetings. As a youngest I thought the first few times were great. This was when passport controls weren't that strong on eurostar. After a few months I discovered my passport on the kitchen counter under a pile of papers I hadn't touched for months

Brexit: Time to make your plans, UK IT biz


Re: Time to make your plans

Hi Boris ...


Re: Time to make your plans


All politicians these days seem to want the nanny state. It may not be idle - but the UK is a lot freer than most of the rest of the world.

Really, be happy, nothing to see here ... you can trust me .....

What's wrong with the Daily Mail Group buying Yahoo?


yahoo, tumbr, flurry ...

all a waste of perfectly good electrons. At least they are in one place so we can have a nice big bonfire.

Obama to admit Moon landing was faked?


Jezza walking around in his y-fronts

I assume as Major had blue ones, Jezza has red?


what a nasty thought ....

Academic network Janet clobbered with DDoS attacks – again


Re: Valid excuse?

ah JANet .... so I came a bit late to the party, but I remember the late night quake sessions during my degree fragging all the normal people on dialup, not because of skill, but because our pings were an order of magnitude lower.

'Panama papers' came from email server hack at Mossack Fonseca


Bleed the data out over 100 days and it won't show up

Microsoft cracks open Visual Studio to Linux C++ coders


Re: "running as a native Ubuntu binary on a Windows subsystem"

Win 95 was not a child of NT. The NT line went NT 3.x NT 4 Windows 2000 Windows XP

The Win95 line went Win3 Win3.1 Win 95 Win 98 Win XP

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