* Posts by Korev

2019 posts • joined 26 Aug 2016

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

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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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Pint

Me too. A beer while we wait -->

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...

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

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Trees?

Will they surround the stadium with SAPlings?

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The diSAPointment stadium

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I diSAProve of this

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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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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You forgot the icon ;) -->

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

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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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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

Ever used VFEmail? No? Well, chances are you never will now: Hackers wipe servers, backups in 'catastrophic' attack

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Re: Backups?

>How do you backup 100's of terabytes and live VM's?

CERN have >100PB on tape, although it's not a backup as such.

The gimlet gaze of Azure to be turned upon UK footpads thanks to cop-friendly analytics

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CPU type?

Will they feel the long ARM of the law?

NHS needs to pull its finger out and prep staff for future robotics, genomics, data-led healthcare

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I'm expecting a lot of Talktalk and no action

Patch this run(DM)c Docker flaw or you be illin'... Tricky containers can root host boxes. It's like that – and that's the way it is

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It’s like that and that’s the way it is...

Mini computer flingers go after a slice of the high street retail Pi

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Re: Great Idea!

Just upvoted you to 3 - as near as we can get to Pi on here.

Mine's the one with a full Pi print out in the pocket -->

Holy planetesimal formation, Batman! Ultima Thule's no snowman – it's a friggin' pancake

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Re: Don't you see??@!

Is this a suitable topic for a "Family" message board?

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Ultima Thule? Didn't they do a Peel Session in 1983?

QNAP NAS user? You'd better check your hosts file for mystery anti-antivirus entries

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Re: Source of the NAStiness?

I was wondering the same thing...

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Re: Source of the NAStiness?

This is why my Synology has none of the remote access stuff enabled...

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Source of the NAStiness?

Any idea how the Malware got onto the boxes in the first place?

Hungover this morning? Thought 'beer before wine and you'll be fine'? Boffins prove old adage just isn't true

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Beer?

Using white wine and lager beer

Surely "Lager beer" is an oxymoron?

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Re: Drinking advice

...morning...

OK, Google. Music in 2019 isn't what it was, but Play nice, will ya?

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Re: All the best music was written before 1988 anyway

For me the things about the current generation of music is the bloody OTT autotune on every song.

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You mean they've done a song apart from Buddy Holly?

Leaky child-tracking smartwatch maker hits back at bad PR

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Pantu the dog

Having read this, I'm thinking of getting the Brass Eye DVD out this evening

Accused hacker Lauri Love to sue National Crime Agency to retrieve confiscated computing kit

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The data could be the most valuable thing to him.

Defaulting to legacy Internet Explorer just to keep that one, weird app working? Knock it off

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Windows

Hang on... Isn't Internet Explorer an integral part of Windows?

It's 2019, and a PNG file can pwn your Android smartphone or tablet: Patch me if you can

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Re: Oh well

Ditto for my MotoG 6 Plus...

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