* Posts by Outski

37 posts • joined 12 Oct 2017

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


Re: Here's my contribution...

oh, indeed, got a thumbs up from me as well :o)

Friday -------->


Re: Here's my contribution...

One word:


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


Not so sure that version's been bowdlerised. The scene with Buffy and Spike's first shag was uncut when I watched on SyFy a couple of years ago

You're an admin! You're an admin! You're all admins, thanks to this Microsoft Exchange zero-day and exploit


Re: Possible quick fix

v10.0.1 on the laptop, yay :o)

v8.5.3 on the Citrix env, boo :o(

It's Friday, I'm still at work, but it's quarterly company booze day :o) ---->>>

Are you sure your disc drive has stopped rotating, or are you just ignoring the messages?


Not quite

"we had a say on the matter 40 years ago about joined a trading bloc called the EEC,"

The 1975 referendum was about staying in the European Community, ie, the EEC, the Coal & Steel Community, and the EAEA (Euratom), not joining.

Peak tech! Bacon vending machine signals apex of human invention


Re: Simple

Beef bacon can sometimes be acceptable (E&O hotel in Penang springs to mind), but turkey bacon is just all sorts of wrong

What a meth: Woman held for 3 months after cops mistake candy floss for hard drugs


"There is a basic right to a speedy trial..."

Justice delayed = Justice denied

Great Scott! Is nothing sacred? US movie-goers vote Back To The Future as most-wanted reboot


Re: I hate reboots..

Wasn't The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo not so much a reboot, but an English language version?


Re: Reboots

Well I liked Ghostbusters...

Blighty: We spent £1bn on Galileo and all we got was this lousy T-shirt


Re: Well, who'd have thought it?

'If you love the EU so much bugger off and live there ..'

I already do live in the EU. Various flavours of.... well, a word I wouldn't permit my children to use want to yank that very lovely blue and gold rug from under my feet

Merry Christmas, you filthy directors: ICO granted powers to fine bosses for spam calls


Not a bad return

Given the low level of fines they were able to impose up until April, and the habit of these companies of folding once clobbered, recovering >50% of fines imposed is actually pretty good going.

But being able to hammer the sewer rats behind them is definitely a step forward.

Stairway to edam: Swiss bloke blasts roquefort his cheese, thinks Led Zep might make it tastier


Re: Tasteless comments

"Cheese cheese me do : Beatles"

Not Cheese Cheese Me?

Silent running: Computer sounds are so '90s


"I can't hear my phone ring or vibrate unless its strapped to my ear (Galaxy S5)"

My S5's pretty loud, especially with the opening bars of YYZ on loop as my ring tone

Haunted disk-drive? This story will give you the chills...


Re: ED-209

Have a Friday ------------------>>

Just for the phrase "beeping like a Glaswegian on Daytime TV."

Early experiment in mass email ends with mad dash across office to unplug mail gateway


Re: Reminds me of ...

"...promptly causing Scunthorp to disappear"

Hence why Scunthorpe United are sometimes referred to as Firewall FC

Sysadmin trained his offshore replacements, sat back, watched ex-employer's world burn


Re: But offshoring is cheap!

Sounds like it was you DPO's fault for allowing the data to be offshored, and CIO's fault for not ensuring separation of prod & dev data prior to offshoring.

What if tech moguls brewed real ale?


x86 Shilling

For the discerning Scottish BOFH

Notes/Domino is alive! Second beta of version 10 is imminent


Re: I used to hate Outlook...

F5 in pre-v8 days was Lock session, so not surprising you could do much after pressing it (it's Ctrl+F5 since v8).

F9 is Refresh in Notes, Send/Receive (ie, much the same thing) in Outlook, so I never understood why people get so het up about that one.


Re: The way things are going with Office 36x (where x >>> 0)

"Not true for at least a decade. Exchange is specifically built to support multiple tenants. You can easily run it as a shared hosted service with multiple tenants that are utterly unaware of each other."

That's a very different thing to what @SchorThing was talking about. In Thing's scenario, the 35 different companies want to be aware of each other, and share a common directory for that purpose. They have different top-level certificates (/O), but there will be cross-certificates between them.

In Exchange/AD you'd need a ridiculous complexity of trust relationships between the different domains in the forest to achieve the same thing.

What Domino administrators can happily do on a Friday afternoon, knowing AdminP is looking after stuff ------->>>>


Re: It's actually used a lot

"Ever tried to view all headers in an email in Notes?"

Several times a day - View, Show Source. Gives you the whole thing. Getting that from Outlook, or 365, nowhere near as easy...

Tech support chap given no training or briefing before jobs, which is why he was arrested


Re: Back in my day

"my dad has had one for as long as I've known him and it never leaves his side"

Same for my dad - his lies at his side still...

Drug cops stopped techie's upgrade to question him for hours. About everything


Re: Entering New Zealand

I'll go with a hindrance of managers

UK Foreign Office offers Assange a doctor if he leaves Ecuador embassy


Solid facts?

"It's the Ministry of Health, by the way."

Er, no, It's the Department of Health and Social Care, usually shortened to Department of Health.


Businesses brace themselves for a kicking as GDPR blows in


Re: Yes!

Just me, or is there a flock of Whooshes flying around your post, there?

President Trump broke US Constitution with Twitter bans – judge


Re: The Question is...


Actually, damages are not under discussion in this case. As I understand it, this was a declaratory judgement, clarifying a point of law, rather than any judgement of a claim for damages.

Take-off crash 'n' burn didn't kill the Concorde, it was just too bloody expensive to maintain


Re: The most amazing engineering

@myhandler I lived, variously, in Hounslow, Teddington and Putney, all under the flight path, to the point that when I was Putney, it seemed to be "fly round London a bit, turn west at Outski's and you're on final approach".

And all three places, I still always looked out in awe when Concorde went over, just stunningly graceful.

Windrush immigration papers scandal: What it didn't teach UK.gov about data compliance


"it was their responsibility to see that their paperwork for becoming a British subject with right of abode and work in the UK"

It obviously needs repeating that "those immigrants" were already British subjects with the right of abode and to work in the UK.

Boss sent overpaid IT know-nothings home – until an ON switch proved elusive


Re: Loopy.

Upvote for use of "Ugandan affairs"

Ex-staffers slam Microsoft's 'lackluster' response to stacks of internal complaints


Perhaps this is why...

... MS felt the need to poach IBM's Chief Diversity Officer, as reported in El Reg previously

(and I always thought it was spelt 'lacklustre')

What did we say about Tesla's self-driving tech? SpaceX Roadster skips Mars, steers to asteroids


DD Harriman quandary

You can be damn sure no shareholders would ever approve Elon himself going up in a rocket

Don't panic... but our fragile world is drifting away from the Sun


MS Media

MS Media - is that a basic video editing thing in Windows, to go with MS Paint?

Telly boffin Professor Heinz Wolff has died


Re: Goodbye, and thank you

I absolutely loved the Great Egg Race as a boy, and Professor Wolff's infectious energy was a large part of that.

Even though my later studies focused on the wacky art of theology & religion in general (know thine enemy), I always remembered how he showed how much fun science and its application can be.

Difficult to choose an appropriate icon, but this one, I guess, as I raise a glass

Don't shame idiots about their idiotically weak passwords


One way of doing it...

By saying users are stupid, you perpetuate a stereotype that people are the problem, according to Dr Jessica Barker.

“Don’t spread fear - spread hope,” Dr Radcliffe concluded.

I guess changing your name midway through a presentation would frustrate a fair few hackers

Harry Potter to get the Pokémon GO treatment


Re: Ingress

The top of Malham Cove is precisely the sort of place Ingressers like to put a portal; some of the best are really difficult to get to, to the point of only being reachable at low tide, or for six months of the year.

But there's normally a pub within walking distance

Your data will get hacked anyway so you might as well give up protecting it


Re: Dungeness

Great! For added wonder, one of the best ways to get to Dungeness is the Romney Hythe and Dymnchurch Railway http://www.rhdr.org.uk/dungeness.html

And there's a pub there as well --->


Re: Dungeness

Not to mention the Denge sound mirrors nearby https://goo.gl/maps/zGsYcZK3XEE2

Boffin icon, because the site really deserves a mention in the Reg's Geek's Guide to Blighty

Dumb bug of the week: Outlook staples your encrypted emails to, er, plaintext copies when sending messages


Re: By default...

You might be able to ensure you have SSL between you and your mail server, but then as far as the protocol is concerned, that SMTP server could be delivering the message to the next relay by semaphore

Technically true. However, many organisations require their partners, vendors, etc to prove that TLS is in use and enforced, or at least available opportunistically at each hop, mail system to getway, gateway to filtering service provider, and vice versa

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