* Posts by MrKrotos

155 posts • joined 20 Apr 2016


Happy Thursday! 770 MEEELLLION email addresses and passwords found in yuge data breach


Oh dear!

Oh no — pwned! This password has been seen 59 times before.

When i tested "thereg"

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


Re: shoot down the drones using a rifle or a shotgun

Lol, do you even know what "drone" means?

Drones and Helicopters are VERY different, for starters it takes much longer to learn how to fly a helicopter, most drones can be flown by anyone!


shoot down the drones using a rifle or a shotgun

Good luck with that!

I fly RC Helis and Planes, we have often had friends trying to shoot at our models for fun (legal shotguns on private land). Even shooting an RC Helicopter is VERY hard let alone a drone!

London's Gatwick airport suspends all flights after 'multiple' reports of drones


RF Jammer?

Why dont they use a jammer?

Surface Book 2 afflicted by mystery Blue Screen Of Death errors


Continuous Update Niggling Technique as a Service!

I will let you work that one out :P

OneDrive is broken: Microsoft's cloudy storage drops from the sky for EU users


Its NOT just OneDrive

Exchange Online - EX165763 - Can't access email

Status: Restoring service

User impact: Users may be unable to connect to the Exchange Online service via multiple protocols.

Updated: 2018-11-29 10:17 (UTC)

Start time: 2018-11-26 10:10 (UTC)

Office 365 Portal - MO165899 - Admin usage report content delays

Status: Service degradation

User impact: Admins may notice that newly created mailboxes don't show in the Exchange usage report.

Updated: 2018-11-28 06:29 (UTC)

Start time: 2018-11-09 00:00 (UTC)

Boeing 737 pilots battled confused safety system that plunged aircraft to their deaths – black box



If Apple made planes = Your flying it wrong!

Groundhog Day comes early as Intel Display Drivers give Windows 10 the silent treatment


Audio applications

This just confirms to me that Windows 10 isnt any good for audio applications. One of the previous "updates" knocked out my ASIO driver and killed the audio sub-system. I tried it for 2 weeks untill that happened.

So..... back to Windows 7 for me on my Music Production and DJ machines!

'My entire company is without comms': Gamma's Horizon cloud PBX goes DOWN


15:00 GMT

Been told that we should see some stability @ 15:00GMT, we shall see. The map looks nasty! https://downdetector.co.uk/problems/gamma/map

Another 3D printer? Oh, stop it, you're killing us. Perhaps literally: Fears over ultrafine dust


3D Printers

As if we dont have enough plastic in the world...

Windows 10 Pro goes Home as Microsoft fires up downgrade server


Re: Expecting test versions to not have problems is amateurish.

Not reading the bloody artical before commenting looks even more amateurish from where I am sitting...

Dell upping its margins again: Precision 5530 laptop will sting you for $13m. Yep, six zeroes


Strange price?

This reminds me of the time I saw a banner on ebay for some product @ £3.999

Not sure how the change will work for that :P

Congrats from 123-Reg! You can now pay us an extra £6 or £12 a year for basically nothing


Re: Leave 123-Reg

123 are RUBBISH! Stay well clear!

Charging extra money, loosing domains when being transfered, forcing you to grab the .uk after purchaing a .co.uk

I hate 123, I had nothing but issues with them.

The worst part was thier "support" services asking me for my username and password over the phone, I asked to speak to a manager who then said and i quote "Its okay as we have secure telephone lines" WTF? Security? What security!

Try namecheap, they cover the WHOIS info for FREE!

Which? That smart home camera? The one with the vulns? Really?


"Which? found a minor privacy concern with this device at the time of testing more than two years ago"

They use security testing from 2 years ago?

Microsoft Azure: It's getting hot in here, so shut down all your cores




That is all :P

IBM slaps patent on coffee-delivering drones that can read your MIND



What batteries will these things have? I fly RC planes and helis and last I checked, heating stuff uses a ton of enegy!

The future of humanity: A Bluetooth ball hitting your face – forever


Combine this with "self driving cars"

and with a bit of luck it will solve the over population issues :P

Google risks mega-fine in EU over location 'stalking'


GDPR is worthless if this gets pushed under the carpet

Google was defiant in a canned statement sent to The Register this week that "Location History" is "entirely opt in"

Bullshit and I hope they get the shite sued out of em!

Ad watchdog: Amazon 'misleading' over Prime next-day delivery ads


Amazon is crap

I refuse to use Amazon for the simple reason that the whole process of buying something and checking out takes way too long and is VERY confusing for us NON prime members.

Tried using it recently for an urgent work item, ended up using a different supplier.

Time to party like it's 2005! Palm is coming BAAAA-ACK


I really loved my Palm devices, one of my fav all time phones was the Treo 600!

Wondering what to do with that $2,300 burning a hole in your pocket?


Its simples :)

Investors = Magic Sheep

Product = Tragic Shit

Almost 1 in 3 Brits think they lack computer skills to do their jobs well



Why do people assume that training should be provided by the company?

Training is YOUR reasonability, it’s YOUR skill set and you are responsible for it.

If you dont keep up you loose, simple as that!

Top Euro court: No, you can't steal images from other websites (too bad a school had to be sued to confirm this little fact)


The "Amen Break" anyone?

The audio sample thats everywhere, and yet no one cleared its use. Its even sold on sample CDs!

It walks, it talks, it falls over a bit. Windows 10 is three years old


If only!

"the Windows 7 hold-outs should finally feel able to make the upgrade" -- Not here!

Not till Windows 10 actually works well with music production software like Cubase Pro and DJ software like Traktor.

I have tried and tried but the OS is just a nightmare and kills off creativity within minutes (creating music etc requires a working machine that just lets you get on with it).

Sadly with Windows 10 I spent more time trying to workout why ASIO was failing after an update, oh and the display driver was forcibly replaced with a non working one that just BSODs the machine!

Creative Update my arse!

Heatwave shmeatwave: Brit IT departments cool their racks – explicit pics


Why is this even a story?

This is normal for us Brits, I remember building a server with bits from Simply Computers many years ago. It had a ton of 9.2GB SCSI drives in it that ran hot enough to fry an egg on, obvs we took the front panel off and stuck a desk fan infront of it to blow through. Worked like a champ for years :P

Forking hell. It's summer, and Windows 10 is already thinking about autumn


PDFs in Edge

@soulrideruk, I have also given up on Edge because it crashes opening PDFs, I have the same issue and know there are many more as I have looked in to it (for work, I am not interested myself).

Who fancies a six-core, 32GB RAM, 4TB NVME ... convertible tablet?


10+ year life span

Nice Joke, you do realise that nothing is built to last that long now-a-days?

Even modern cars are only built to last 6 to 7 years now

Gemini goes back to the '90s with Agenda, Data and mulls next steps


I have the Gemini PDA

Its not as good as people think, the keyboard (even after they *fixed* it) is still rubbish and the space bar doesnt always work. You have to smash the shite of off the keyboard to get it to actully type anything.

The design of the Gemini keyboard (as in the way it pushes against the screen when closed) scratches the screen!

Viewing the screen in bright daylight is almost impossible.

The audio jack for headphones has an earthing/connection problem (lots and lots of crackling noise if you move the plug at all).

Its okay for the money I paid for it (project backer) but I would be taking it back if purchased for full price @ retail, its just not ready yet for retail.

Git365. Git for Teams. Quatermass and the Git Pit. GitHub simply won't do now Microsoft has it


or maybe GitLocker?


SlurpHub :P

That'll learn ya! Data watchdog spanks two Brit phone botherers


Good place to work not...

https://www.indeed.co.uk/cmp/Our-Insurance-Vault/reviews All the info you need to know is right there lol

USB-C for Surface owners arrives in form of a massive dongle



I have a Gemini PDA, instead of buying the stupidly priced USB C Hub from planet at silly 50 quid mark, I grabbed a 7 quid one off of ebay, works fine here :)

Amazon, eBay and pals agree to Europe's other GDPR: Generally Dangerous Products Removed from websites


This is a joke

It must be, as when I contacted Ebay and pointed out that there was a ton of laptop PSU for sale that were clearly "Chinese Export" and NOT "CE" they wernt interested and the items are still for sale.

Office 365 celebrates National Beer Day by popping out for a pint


Re: I though this 'cloud thingy' was supposed to improve availability? Pah! Bah Humbug.

And you lap up everything MS says in their marketing?

If you think Office365 is a cloud service I have a bridge for sale.

Its basiclly a custom Exchange setup, it is not a cloud service.

MS keep very quiet about that little fact lol


I though this 'cloud thingy' was supposed to improve availability? Pah! Bah Humbug.

Office 365 ISNT CLOUD!

Its a hosted service, nothing cloud about it at all!

... Aaaand that's a fifth Brit Army Watchkeeper drone to crash in Wales



And I thought I was a bad RC pilot (crashed a few planes and helis in my time). Mine were defo a bit cheaper though lol

ESA builds air-breathing engine that works in space


Re: Typo

"I have one website that has a feedback form. Despite the fact that it goes no-where else other than webmaster@, it gets tons of autofilled spam."

Your doing it wrong then!

Microsoft loves Linux so much its R Open install script rm'd /bin/sh



"What came in here was such an exhibition of incompetence that I can only assume they are doing it on purpose."

Sorry are we talking about Windows 10 again? :P

Microsoft sinks another data centre with Natick 2



Thats a lot of agro when a HD goes pop!

Microsoft gives users options for Office data slurpage – Basic or Full


Calling all DEVs!!!!!!!

Will someone please create a "MSlurpPump" tool to share with us all to run on spare machines that pumps craps in to MS' servers. If enough people run it, it WILL have an effect!

If I could code I would have already started it :P

Astronaut took camera on spacewalk, but forgot SD memory card


Tin hat time!

Isn’t it obvious? There never was an SDCard in it, can’t let us mortals see the oncoming alien invasion!

UK Home Office hands Sopra Steria £91m digital visa contract


"Taking Back Control"

What a joke, "control" of the contracts?

Why not use a UK based company for both the passports and immigration services?

Brit ISPs get their marker pens out: Speed advertising's about to change


This will change nothing

"average download speeds" means nothing, they will just use the top few performing connections and use an average of that.

VMware to finally deliver full-function HTML5 vSphere client


"VMware’s C# vSphere client was - how shall we put this? – bad. Just bad."

Why? I think its great and makes the current web GUI look rubbsih.

So when can you get in the first self-driving car? GM says 2019. Mobileye says 2021. Waymo says 2018 – yes, this year


A load of rubbish

Lets see how far this goes after the first people get knocked over by these cars and the makers get sued.

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


Hello, I see you're busy writing some fresh exploit code! Would you like me to upload it to the App Store to save you some time?

New Monty Python movie to turn old jokes into new royalties



and so is my wife :P

Firefox to feature sponsored content as of next week


Bye bye FF :(

Real shame as it was my fav browser, time to try out Palemoon and Waterfox me thinks...

'Dear Mr F*ckingjoking': UK PM Theresa May's mass marketing missive misses mark


Junk Mail

I found that taking said junk mail, mark it as "RTS", wrapping it round a house brick then dropping it off at the post office to return seems to resolve the issue.

You do get some funny looks though.

Patch or ditch Adobe Flash: Exploit on sale, booby-trapped Office docs spotted in the wild



Watched the YT vid etc still not sure if this exploit requires access to macros in Word to action?

All I saw in the YT vid was someone running something in a browser that asked to run, then after hitting "yes" ran an App. What am I missing?


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