* Posts by Korev

2037 posts • joined 26 Aug 2016

Not so smart after all: A techie's tale of toilet noise horror

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Re: Musicians too

That doesn't sound the manner in which one should conduct oneself

HPE's cold storage digit: 2% growth better than a kick in the teeth – but it's no Dell EMC

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Those figures look a bit under 3par

Fancy a .dev domain? They were $12,500 a pop from Google. Now, $1,000. Soon, $17.50. And you may want one

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Re: daffyd.gay

Behave you two! It's not a .gaym

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Re: dot gay is for gays?

Takes one to know one ;)

BOFH: Bye desktop, bye desk. Hello 'slab and a beanbag on the floor

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Charles Atlas, Gluten Gabber and Marco Polio

Love it!

One for Simon -->

You know the drill: SAP has asked Joe Public to name Munich arena so go forth and be very silly

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Re: will this comment be banned?

Good Godwin!

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Trees?

Will they surround the stadium with SAPlings?

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The diSAPointment stadium

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FAIL

I diSAProve of this

U wot, m8? OMG SMS is back from dead

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Re: Uptick in SMS messages

Or "We delivered it, please try to get to your dustbin before the dustman comes"

Just do IoT? We'd walk a mile in someone else's Nike smart sneakers, but they seem to be 'bricked'

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It also remains to be seen how long Nike updates the app for.

Where's Zero Cool when you need him? Loose chips sink ships: How hackers could wreck container vessels

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Re: Serious infrastructure carnage

True, in case you haven't seen the video of someone having a bad day in Barcelona

Data breach rumours abound as UK Labour Party locks down access to member databases

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Re: Laws don’t apply to politicians

The two things aren't mutually exclusive...

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Yes, they'll just throw the story in the Corbin

There's no 'My' in Office, Microsoft insists with new productivity hub

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Re: Why only now?

I've never liked it TBH. I don't like the hoops you have to jump through to get a tab-delimited file with a .txt extension to open in Calc.

(I do tend to use Python/Pandas for CSV etc. when I can through)

The bigger they are, the harder they fall: Peak smartphone hits Apple, Samsung the worst

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Too expensive

I wanted to buy an iPhone XR as it supports two SIMs (if you count eSIMSs), but Apple were after so much for it I went for a Moto G6 Plus and so far haven't regretted it.

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Re: Todays smart phone is yesterdays calculators

In way that's good; but if a manufacturer gets small slice of that $19.99 how on earth will they be able to afford to provide updates (it's not like they do now with most smartphones costing >£100.

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I hadn't heard of the Gemini PDA before your post, it looks interesting

One for you -->

Bored bloke takes control of British Army 'psyops' unit's Twitter

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Cybersecurity

So were there regimented password / 2FA rules?

'Occult' text from Buffy The Vampire Slayer ep actually just story about new bus lane in Dublin

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Re: pro-Buffy flame war.

Did n't you meant grammer?

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Don't worry my little Angel, I will...

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With all the Willow in the world, I cant help finding this funny....

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Me too. A beer while we wait -->

Accused hacker Lauri Love loses legal bid to reclaim seized IT gear

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Re: Moral

I should point out that the vast majority of people with these conditions are no risk to anyone.

Australian prime minister blames 'state level' baddies for Oz parliament breach

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Terminator

What about Arnie? He's a cyborg and used to run a state

Twilight of the sundials: Archaic timepiece dying out and millennials are to blame, reckons boffin

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Re: four unambiguous numbers

That's rational

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Re: Using a sundial at night

Although, the sundial will keep working longer than a GPS device with a 10bit date...

Well, it is nuclear fusion... -->

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Re: Innovative sundials?

You could use the sundial with a Sun Ray

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Re: Innovative sundials?

You mean one that works at night?

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Our notion of time over the 20th century was condensed into four unambiguous numbers, now always a glance away from the corner of whatever screen is to hand

Surely time is represented by a 32 bit number (until 2038 anyway)

Down productivity tools: Microsoft Teams takes a Monday tumble

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Come on...

...give them some slack...

Techie in need of a doorstop picks up 'chunk of metal' – only to find out it's rather pricey

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Re: Watch out for geological samples

Well, I guess that saved you a trip to the second hand shop...

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Boffin

When I worked for the Other Place, we had an email asking if we had any weapons grade pathogens in the fridges. As we only had up to BSL-1, any experiments would have probably been "over quite quickly"....

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Re: I don't believe it...

Just make sure the corners are rounded...

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Black Helicopters

You forgot the icon ;) -->

Solder and Lego required: The Register builds glorious Project Alias gizmo to deafen Alexa

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Facepalm

No Playmobil :(

Sussex rap fan wants statue of Easy-E from NWA in his hometown because he's a 'legend'

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Alien

Surrey?

Wouldn't putting the statue in Compton, Surrey be more appropriate?

Pandas so useless they just look at delicious kid who fell into enclosure

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Re: You know from just the headline...

The Python package for me...

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We shouldn't Panda to jokes like these

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Love it

A pint for Mr Currie -->

Cover your NASes: QNAP acknowledges mystery malware but there's no patch yet

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New year?

QNAP did apologise for not responding when we asked them for comment about the malware last week, reasonably pointing out that they were on holiday for Chinese New Year. ®

WTF? The have millions of customers with compromised NASes and they can't seem to be able to be able to issue and advisory or even communicate with the media. If I was a QNAP customer I wouldn't regard that as "reasonable".

Now, hold on. This may shock you... Oracle allegedly juices its cloud sales with threats and shoddy on-prem support

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Re: Cloud fraud

Oh come on... Yachts aren't cheap you know...

Granddaddy of the DIY repair generation John Haynes has loosened his last nut

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>Trying to match the parts actually fitted with the manual could be interesting though as Landies weren't so much updated as evolved over time.

That Discovery must have been painful...

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Re: First remove the engine...

I read the author's name and thought "Wow is there no limit to that Bank's genius if he even wrote "manuals" like that"... And then remembered Iain != Ian

Take your pick: Linux on Windows 10 hardware, or Windows 10 on Linux hardware

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It was a joke, I have even have a Centos box in front of me...

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Maybe not; they're all very busy because it's the year of the Linux desktop...

Sigfox cracks open IoT radio protocol specs for world+dog (+badgers?)

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Re: The Much Maligned Badger

Are you setting me up for a badger joke there?

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Meles meles

I've got this going through my head now you sods!

Fun fact: GPS uses 10 bits to store the week. That means it runs out... oh heck – April 6, 2019

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Re: Has anyone...

Also, the UK is just withdrawing its last Tornado bombers now, I wonder if the date is a coincidence...

Edit: The Germans still have theirs though (including the ones with borrowed US nukes).

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Terminator

UK postcodes are a lot more detailed that other countries though. The ones here in Switzerland are roughly equivalent to the [A-Z]{2}[1-9]{1,2} bit*. People in other countries for some reason have problems getting their head around each street or even building having an individual postcode.

*Yes I'm aware there are edgecases

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