* Posts by Tomato Krill

84 posts • joined 6 May 2017


Mayors having a right 'mare in Florida: Acting mayor arrested weeks after boss also arrested

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Sure, we've got a problem but we don't really want to spend any money on the tech guy you're sending to fix it

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Ok I'm taking it we're pissed at the second one yeah?

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Re: At GlenP, re: international passengers.

Any citations for this legislation?

I cannot find anything anywhere.

I also think you underestimate the cost of a plane by a couple of orders of magnitude

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Re: Here's my contribution...

Chicago airport were very verbose with their announcements that day went they?

Remarkable amount of information to be given out to the general public?

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Re: Nokia

I would think there are a lot of those 'ones'

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So, save me the bother of googling - what was the reference point for 0?

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Re: Driving staff away

Which is fine on occasion but if you're aware all the time then something decent to eat, more akin to your domestic diet is not an unreasonable request

WWW = Woeful, er, winternet wendering? CERN browser rebuilt after 30 years barely recognizes modern web

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Re: Works fine...

"But if someone wants to ban CSS, then I believe they ought to provide an alternative. And telling all of the rest of us to just go back to reading documents in ASCII form? Well, that's good and well for them to say, and they are welcome to that attitude. I resent it when they try to foist on me however."

Sir I believe you have crafted the most perfect Brexit metaphor I have yet seen

It's not your imagination: Ticket scalper bots are flooding the internet according this 'ere study

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Re: Glastonbury got it right

The threat may be enough to make the scalpers' would-be buyers wary, thus diminishing their returns, thus partly improving the situation...

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Re: the reason that ticket sellers don't worry about CAPTCHA's and other simple anti-bot tech

So by extension the most profitable route would be to give the tickets away?

I think you've missed something in your analysis there - 100% of nothing is nothing...

Why are there never free power sockets when my Y-fronts need charging?

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Did I miss the bit when gold was the alternative to bitcoin?

ZX Spectrum Vega+ 'backer'? Nope, you're now a creditor – and should probably act fast

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"Well, they are friends with Clive 'Mensa' Sinclair, so I imagine he would generally hang around with people who are smart."

Unwarranted and I hope inaccurate implicit accusations of elitism by Sinclair aside, this is clearly false logic. I'm a genius and yet I'm hanging around on here with you lot...

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: Meh...

And how do you get to Google, genius?

Welcome to the sunlit uplands of HTTP/2, where a naughty request can send Microsoft's IIS into a spin

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Re: Not putting in default values is fine, ...

Can DOS but not compromise, important distinction in terms of how quickly one might rush to patch on a Friday afternoon ..

Data-spewing Spectre chip flaws can't be killed by software alone, Google boffins conclude

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Re: Call me paranoid..


Crash, bang, wallop: What a power-down. But what hit the kill switch?

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Re: It took me years...

So for those years you gave in to that temptation?

Very understanding employers!

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Re: Placement of kill switch and other quirks

And look what happened to them - bankrupted them!

You killed them you bastards!

How do you like them Apples? Tim Cook's iPhones sitting in the tree, feeling unloved by the Chinese

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Re: Asking for a friend...

I'm not 100% but my guess is the best answer is anything that'll run LineageOS?

Or BlackBerry, they were making noises about privacy and security?

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Re: Overpriced

I'm not sure that's what you mean; a 128GB ROM wouldn't be very useful in a mobile phone...

It's now 2019, and your Windows DHCP server can be pwned by a packet, IE and Edge by a webpage, and so on

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Re: How oh how


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

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Re: Backups?


100s of Terabytes is barely on the scale in 2019 - last fileserver I specified was achinngly close to the PB mark..

El Reg talks to PornHub sister biz AgeID – and an indie pornographer – about age verification

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Re: This Identity thing is the key

Not even URLs - hosts

Using WhatsApp for your business comms? It's either that or reinstall Lotus Notes

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Well then how would they have received any sort of notification even if using another messaging service?

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You know I honestly don't know why I hadn't already done just this but as soon as this coffee has been shown who's boss I have a date with my dishwasher that has exactly the same attention deficit issues...

Users fail to squeak through basic computer skills test. Well, it was the '90s

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Re: Not sure...

Great wines. Very excellent wines, superb wines. The best...

Oh snap: AWS has only gone and brought out its own Backup

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Re: All fine and dandy

Nobody that isnt a cowboy sells the cloud as cheaper. That's not it's selling point

Cyber-insurance shock: Zurich refuses to foot NotPetya ransomware clean-up bill – and claims it's 'an act of war'

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Re: Oh yeah

With you up until the interest bit - you think they get paid interest?!? They *are* the bank - and that all ignores the reality they'll have a 100m set aside for this until the case is concluded in any case

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Re: War? Nope

I think if you read a bit more slowly it's the insurer trying to argue it's an act of war.

Plus your own quote contains 'at peace' so they need not be at war for the clause to be valid - excepting the other reasons it's not of course.

You were told to clean up our systems, not delete 8,000 crucial files

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Our Dell machine was bought around 98, and had a 2GB hard disk.

And cost over 2k...

Marriott: Good news. Hackers only took 383 million booking records ... and 5.3m unencrypted passport numbers

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Re: WTF do they do with Passport IDs?

Well to be fair is the names are encrypted then the numbers are... just numbers.

Fake 'U's! Phishing creeps use homebrew fonts as message ciphers to evade filters

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And I'm sure that was the joke...

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Re: BOFH solution

You may not like MS, but it's a fact there is nothing even remotely close to outlook / exchange in what it does and how it scales.from 1 user to 1m users

My 2019 resolution? Not to buy any of THIS rubbish

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Re: Hospitality sector had it coming

Wait, what? Mortgage brokers don't understand how or why travel agents exist?

Mark Zuckerberg did everything in his power to avoid Facebook becoming the next MySpace – but forgot one crucial detail…

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Re: Good article. Assuming TheRegister is clean with our data.

Do correct me if I'm wrong but seems to be that bob might not be the best at forming a sane view of the world around us, na?

Marriott's Starwood hotels mega-hack: Half a BILLION guests' deets exposed over 4 years

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Re: Card numbers


Black Friday? Yes, tech vendors might be feeling a bit glum looking at numbers for the UK

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Re: Relief

Which magazine found similar in an article published this or last month's issue

That amazing Microsoft software quality, part 97: Windows Phone update kills Outlook, Calendar

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Re: How long before

How long until someone 'pwns' Microsoft's update server? Presumably after managing to develop a build of the OS close enough not to be obviously different, and steal the private key they use to sign the builds?

Not soon, I would stick my neck out and say...

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Re: As long is customers put up with it...

OK I'm sure I'm not the only who just spent twenty minutes opening tabs in search of the story behind that statement - but to no joy - care to elaborate?

Premiere Pro bug ate my videos! Bloke sues Adobe after greedy 'clean cache' wipes files

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Re: Biz math

So you use RAID5 and identical drives.

Then one dies, so you replace it

Now the remaining drives spend X hours (depending on size) reading every single sector to recreate either the stripe or the CRC. Remaining drives from the same batch with possibly the same defect as killed your first one.

Your first reaction to a failed component really want to be to stress test their compatriots while in production and minus redundancy?

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Re: What an idiot

Getdataback has had a 60% success rate for me, and Recuva saved the day (free edition to boot) just this year.

Answering for a friend.. I totally have backups of everything.

UK rail lines blocked by unexpected Windows dialog box

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Re: It's not that Windows failed, it's that it failed in public view

So the error message pertaining to an issue with Office shouldn't contain a reference to Office, not should it look like an error message as people know them?

I'm not sure that's such a swell idea...

ZX Spectrum reboot scandal man sits on Steve Bannon design tech shindig committee

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Well at least it'd come on time...

Microsoft claims Office 364 back to business as usual. Oh no it isn't, say suffering sysadmins

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Re: Active reproduction?!?!

Flat white, Shirley?

Silent running: Computer sounds are so '90s

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Re: Ringtones are cringworthy

Who, not whom

That 'Surface will die in 2019' prediction is still a goer, says soothsayer

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Re: Is there anything wrong with Windows 10?

Yes that's basically the reference workload that benchmarks ought to be based on...

What do Zuck, Sergey, @Jack and Bezos have in common? They don't want encryption broken

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Re: US-Govt .vs. Auz-Govt - 'Surveillance'

Gosh, *all* travel plans to the area?

Ripping up your nonexistent tickets as we speak?

New Zealand border cops warn travelers that without handing over electronic passwords 'You shall not pass!'

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Re: Mission Creep

Yes but then if your conmection was domestic then you'd expect to pass customs at the first port of entry anyway?

First Boeing 777 (aged 24) makes its last flight – to a museum

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Re: Feeling old yet?

" I always wondered where they'd come from, where they were going..."

Unless I missed something, based.on the first paragraph at least one of the answers would have to be Stansted?

Put your tin-foil hats on! Wi-Fi can be used to guesstimate number of people hidden in a room

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Is this not basically a long winded way of using heat sensitive photography - or looking through the windows fornt that matter?

TV Licensing admits: We directed 25,000 people to send their bank details in the clear

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