* Posts by LeahroyNake

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Open-source this, open-source that, and the end of the Windows 10 Creators Update

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aka the Fail update

Spot on methinks. Any guesses when the the next one will occur ? My money is on a Tuesday:p

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GCHQ asks tech firms to pretty please make IoT devices secure

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IoT

Please try to be consistent in articles when you use acronyms.

Internet of Tat was not mentioned in this article but some bright spark pointed out that RDP meant Remote Desktop Protocol in the latest On Call episode. /sarc

Why can't I see or use the icons any more ? :(

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Scanning an Exchange server for a virus that spreads via email? What could go wrong?

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Puremessage Upgrade

If you like Sophos Puremessage you may like their Mail scanning VM / SEA. I think it's included with every license that includes Puremessage so no additional cost. Just make sure you give the VM 3GB Ram as it can stall if you use the recommend minimum of 2GB. Well worth an hour to test and it restarts a lot quicker than exchange / less blips in email deliverability from external sources.

The less installed extra stuff on an Exchange server the better IMHO.

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Samsung’s flexible phone: Expect an expensive, half-bendy clamshell

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Obvious

'This design contains a “shape maintaining part” - which may or may not be flexible - attached to the “deformable part”.'

The instant clamshell was mentioned I thought that bending the screen at a sharp angle would break it. So i thought hmmm hollow space behind to increase the bend radius. Oh look that's what the patent image looks like #obvious. It is also similar to the away that laptop hinges protect the cabling etc I'm sure you can think of more examples.

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Happy with your Surface Pro 3's battery? Well, here's a setting that will cut the charge by half

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meoww

'Redmond initially tried to extract a fee for battery replacement before eventually fixing the problem with a firmware update.'

User replaceable battery. It's not hard. If the FW has an issue... also the manufacturer's fault / free battery for the users after they have fixed the FW.

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Microsoft deletes deleterious file deletion bug from Windows 10 October 2018 Update

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Re: No mystery

Can you give me a link to these increased W10 charges ?

I know it's a massive pile of crap but increased charges is something that can be taken to court. 8f only to get an extended W7 license.

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Space, the final Trump-tier: America to beam up $8bn for Space Force

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My $2 million logo

Space Farce!

Printers notes...

In bold

Random font

Stick some characters in italics

One letter in a random colour, ensure that a different colour and character is used for every print

I have spell checked the document

I have fact checked the document

You are not allowed to use a big X anywhere near the logo as described above

For colour matching please refer to IMDB Spaceballs

Your Schwartz is weak old man.

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Spaceballs !

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On the first day of Christmas my true love gave me tea... pigs-in-blankets-flavoured tea

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Re: Sprouts

Celery rightfully claims that crown !

Even people that supposedly like it dip it in salt to make it semi edible.

Celery is the only thing on my food / I will gag if I smell it list.

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The secret history of Apple's Stacks

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Re: better than nothing?

Just like the last Windows 10 update ...

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Facebook's new always-listening home appliance kit Portal doesn't do Facebook

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Yeah right

"Facebook doesn't listen to, view, or keep the contents of your Portal video calls," the company said. You can turn off the camera and mic with a double tap, and delete your entire voice history with one command.

I seriously doubt that anything in that paragraph is true... apart from 'the company said' bit.

It also missed out 'process your video calls to extract data' that's different from viewing them etc.

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Ever used an airport lounge printer? You probably don't know how blabby they can be

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they call it DOSS

Half right but...

'In the case of things like commercial photocopier/printers, for the lifespan of the printer and beyond.'

Data Overwrite Security System is now included as standard in all new Ricoh devices (for at least 2 years). Additionally you can enable HDD encryption. At the end of machine life or when it gets repurposed to a different site it has a build in HDD wipe facility that comforms to at least UK MOD spec.

Other manufacturers meh, you may be right. All I say is make sure you specify the above on the quote before the install and don't let some idiot sell it on eBay.

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Holy smokes! US watchdog sues Elon Musk after he makes hash of $420 Tesla tweet

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Re: Maximum Hubris

I can get almost 700 miles out of my Honda 1.6 diesel. Takes less than 5 minutes to fill up if I use the card in the pump.

I drive a lot for work.

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Cisco coughs up baker's dozen of vulns and other security nasties

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How much ?

I had to ask how much so therefore I can't afford it, or the support contract required to get access to the updates that are fixing issues that should not be there in the first place.

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Pain spotting: Russia's Aeroflot Docker server lands internal source code, config files on public internet

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English

Why are all the filenames in English?

Just seems a bit strange to me that they would outsource... all the away out of Russia.

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I want to buy a coffee with an app – how hard can it be?

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'My contactless payment cards always work, never run out of power and can be dropped repeatedly without damage, and it's faster to pay with a card than either cash or an app.'

Not when you have cash at hand. Contactless can and did frequently for me take up to 30 seconds to approve the transaction. I'm not rude and wait until it says approved much to the disgust of some shop proprietors. The one time I flashed and dashed I was shouted back back in to the store and asked for to insert my card and pin for no apparent reason... haven't used it since.

Withdraw cash from my banks cash point in denominations that i know. How I spend my cash is my business... including using a £20 for a £2 Greg's 'breakfast roll and coffee' so I have change for the rest of the day.

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Re: Memories of Not The Nine O Clock News

That's $900 *a*night*. Breakfast extra.

Wow, were you still hungry.. that's one expensive supper.

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NSS Labs sues antivirus toolmakers, claims they quietly conspire to evade performance tests

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Re: Testing Labs

MRG seems to have missed Sophos and a few other large AV

vendors? Admittedly the ones I was looking for were more corporate rather than the cheap crap that you get with an off the shelf PC 30 day trial.

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Developer goes rogue, shoots four colleagues at ERP code maker

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.co.uk

When did this turn into a shooting gallery for American gun propaganda ?

FFS the closest rag is Ars and they are owned by the French or something, geez

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Remember when Apple's FaceTime stopped working years ago? Yeah, that was deliberate

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Re: The real crime

Depends if you work for some gov agency that would like an easy way to have a peek I suppose.

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Watt the heck is this? A 32-core 3.3GHz Arm server CPU shipping? Yes, says Ampere

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AMD

Nice to see AMD getting a mention in the last but one paragraph.

Fingers crossed Arm and co get to take a slice out of Intel... until they start paying suppliers for 'preferential treatment' sorry I meant something else, apparently you can milk anything with nipples.

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The Reg chats with Voyager Imaging Team member Dr Garry E Hunt

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Perspective

Just think about this paragraph...

'With his imaging team in place, and ready to accept reams of magnetic tape delivered direct from JPL to UCL via Boeing 747'

Makes me think about the progress (and also lack of in certain areas) made since the launch. It would be nice to know the size of the data that was flown on magnetic tape for a new Reg unit / 747 full of tape ?

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Leeds hospital launches campaign to 'axe the fax'

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Re: But... but...

Modern copiers with a fax can usually forward received fax to email. The sender gets a delivery receipt and the receiver doesn't have to print all the spam.

Sending a fax with a decent copier without printing it first, install the fax driver click print enter the phone number click ok done. You get a delivery report etc.

Saves paper I spose :) hope the phone lines are not too expensive.

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America-China tariff tiff could flip the switch on Cisco price hikes

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nope

'And lest we forget, UK channel customers of Cisco pay for the kit in US dollars.'

It's easier to buy the state hacked stuff straight from the factory and miss out the middle man / Cisco. Or just do it in software with cheap routers and switches... Ummm yeah I see where you are going.

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British Airways hack: Infosec experts finger third-party scripts on payment pages

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Re: Only 7 external scripts?

Google by chance?

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Or more likely a highly paid hacking team from any nation that has the interwebz...

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Nvidia promises to shift graphics grunt work to the cloud, for a price

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Stream on Steam

This sort of works on Steam on a local network if only for slower paced games... think UFO Enemy Unknown 2, CIV etc. They run at 30 to 60 fps on the main PC but if I stream them to my laptop over n type Wifi the delay in mouse cursor movements is noticeable but payable.

I Borderlands 2 (FPS twitchy type game) is playable via stream as long as you don't mind dying often. I usually run upstairs to do hard bits / headshots required on the 'server'.

I really can't see this working over the internet.

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Seagate passes gassy 14TB whopper: He He He, one for each of you

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I'm guessing the drive 'certified' for the larger NAS box costs more even if it's the same hardware barring some model number foolery.

The same goes for all manufacturers Red Blue Green branding. Maybe some insignigicant firmware changes but I doubt they are using better bearings, motors or heads etc.

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Official: Google Chrome 69 kills off the World Wide Web (in URLs)

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Re: It's become a search engine box?

I would probably duck out of if you can.

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Re: Leads to more lack of understanding

If you don't know how to display the 'extension for known file types' click the start button or whatever Win 10 calls it... the thing in the bottom left corner normally ( unless you have accidentally dragged the bar to a different part of the screen) type.. with the keyboard 'Folder' then click folder settings or folder options... If you can't find the option from there please send me your PC/ laptop and I will honestly send it back if you include your cc details mothers maiden name and your favourite colour. Thanks MS support.

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Re: Dislike

"Omnibox" which does bloody stupid things like performing a Search when you type "192.168.1.1" into it.

I hope you are typing https://192.168.1.1:'somerandomport'. In an actual address bar rather than a search b8tch bar.

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How to nab a HTTPS cert for a stranger's website: Step one, shatter those DNS queries...

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Thanks for explaining

Your post makes more sense to me than the article.

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Canny Brits are nuking the phone bundle

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France only

The article states 'canny Brits' in the title but the first pie chart clearly says 'France Only'....

*CCS polled over 2,000 punters in the UK and France in July.

Why are the UK results not included in the chart ?

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Microsoft sharpens its claws to cut Outlook UI excess, snip Ribbon

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Re: UI revamp

'Outlook 2016 and later requires an Office 365 account & I won't go there.'

Ummm no they don't as far as I know. I have several customers on Office / outlook 2016 with on site exchange and it works very well. It's still a bit poo compared to Outlook 2007 though.

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Your Phone prematurely ejected, Skype texting on the way, and 900 more years of Windows

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Re: 900 years

It's never coming... unless they invent a month called Augus.

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Lo and behold, Earth's special chemical cocktail for life seems to be pretty common

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Re: @ Avatar of They

'we know how to process the shit out of food'

Umm I think I'll pass on the processed shit.... Looks like im going hungry.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch: A tough and classy activity tracker

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Re: Just what I need

I think the 'Breathe' button will take to to a Breathing exercise thingy that is designed to lower your stress level. That's what it does on the umm phone version of Samsung health anyway.

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US voting systems: Full of holes, loaded with pop music, and 'hacked' by an 11-year-old

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uh oh

'one enterprising 11 year-old named Emmet managed to hack a simulated Secretary of State election results page in 10 minutes.'

My smallest one is a little younger that that but his technical skills are quite impressive. Gave him an intel compute stick to play with and we were watching The Grand Tour via Amazon Prime within half hour on the family TV. I really should change that Amazon password.... no idea how he knew it, I don't even know it :o

Besides we are totally safe, you can't vote until you are 18 /sarc

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NHS Digital to fling half a billion quid at new GP procurement framework

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Half a what

Half a million will not even cover the cost of the PA of the lowest bidder.

I expect most of us here could meet a spec.... if it was set in stone. The problem it they can't set a specification and stick to it. Therefore Crapita wins while everyone else loses.

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Thinking of saying goodbye to your servers? We'll show you how

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Re: Really?

They refuse to upgrade these places to FTTC / half decent speeds as they know some Business require more than 1Mbit connection and may pay ~£350 a month for a leased line.

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Bye bye servers hello cloud

#randomtimelater what do you mean your servers have gone down? I thought all this stuff just worked by magic faries that like eating an increasing amount of cash every quarter?

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Should I infect this PC, wonders malware. Let me ask my neural net...

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Black insulating tape

If you cut it to the right size you can't even see it covering the laptop webcam. The microphone can easily be destroyed with a pin. I'm guessing these 'hardware mods' are a lot more reliable than uninstalling the drivers or disabling them in device manager.

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For all the excitement, Pie may be Android's most minimal makeover yet – thankfully

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Clipboard

'Slices, is a kind of IPC which allows one app to inject content into another'

Ummm can't you already do that with, share button, clipboard then paste into other application ?

Clippy can bite my shiny metal arse though.

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IPv6: It's only NAT-ural that network nerds are dragging their feet...

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Take a SIP

'such as those for IP telephony, will not operate because private IP addresses are not routable over the public internet, and therefore a node outside the network cannot initiate contact.'

I wouldn't want any random spam phone call system phoning users ip phones without some kind of control.

That is why you have a PBX and SIP trunks and / or PSTN or BRI gateway. It's not difficult.

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Battle lines drawn over US mass surveillance as senators probe NSA's bonfire of phone records

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soooo

Where is this Snowden guy now ? Still hiding out in the embassy or have they kicked him out ?

He may be a total arse but at least he helped get some interesting info out in to the wild.

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ZX Spectrum reboot latest: Some Vega+s arrive, Sky pulls plug, Clive drops ball

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Re: Shitty packaging...

Wow, I have had a hammer delivered with better packaging !

Maybe it will come in handy to push the buttons lol

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Grad sends warning to manager: Be nice to our kit and it'll be nice to you

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Re: what the fuck does PC LOAD LETTER mean?

Sounds like somebody specified the tray rather than tray / auto.

Load letter though... that's really annoying. Most decent copiers have settings that say I'm not in the US so I think you meant A4. They also have more settings to say if it should print it right away or ask if that's really what you want.... probably twice.

Set sensible defaults (in control panel not the application as they are normally session specific and will be reset) and avoid using any of the settings in MS Word to specify complex settings, that's what the print driver is for.

If you are doing DTP :O Maybe get something better than the crud from PC world.

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Re: Elphin safety

My printroom has a nice big rubber mallet with Kip and OCE written on it in tippex. Seems to do the trick and as a plus point it gets handed to the engineer (along with a cup of coffee) when they turn up.

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HP Ink splashes out on Brit print provider Apogee

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More customers for me

Apogee buying Danwood gifted us quite a few customers as they had a great excuse to leave after years of poor service.

Fingers crossed for more of the same this time around especially if they are forced or encouraged to push sub standard HP / Samsung copiers :)

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