* Posts by Chloe Cresswell

196 posts • joined 24 Aug 2007

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Itching to stuff iOS 11 on your iPhone? You may want to hold off for a bit

Chloe Cresswell

First calls

First call about os11 update this morning "I can't access my CCTV anymore" - maker hasn't updated the app, and has no plans too (their way to handle the switch to 64bit only apps was to pull all their old apps from the apple store completely...)

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Fancy that! Craft which float over everything on a cushion of air

Chloe Cresswell

Re: I remember them

Hah, found the other person who collected those? :)

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123-Reg customers outraged at automatic .UK domain registration

Chloe Cresswell

Re: How much

I've been offered all the .uk's for the domains I have.

Including the .co.uk's that have expired 3 months ago and are no longer in use/paid for.

Interesting "You let this domain expire! But we want to register the .uk version of it for you for free"

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Chloe Cresswell

Re: Little to do with automatic renewal

I got 2 emails about it.

Both had links to "find out which domains".

Both links failed to work, and ended up timing out.

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'Driverless' lorry platoons will soon be on a motorway near you

Chloe Cresswell

Re: Convoy

That's because my lyrics are from Convoy GB https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-FZZ7ye7h8

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Chloe Cresswell

Re: what's wrong with the Australian road train setup?

Denby

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-lincolnshire-20318649/denby-transport-bids-to-cut-costs-with-super-lorry

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Chloe Cresswell

Re: Convoy

Don't forget:

It was a foggy day,

on the 6th of may,

In a scammell hauling bricks...

;)

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Atomic bonds: Gigabyte, Supermicro fire out boosted Atom CPU range

Chloe Cresswell

Re: Give it a break guys!

Yeap, I use them for low end firewalls and some nas4free units, they work happily with out giving you a massive power bill.

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UK ministers' Broadband '2.0' report confuses superfast with 10Mbps

Chloe Cresswell

Re: Super Fast Broadband != "fibre"

Had a client "upgrade" a 2.8Km line to FTTC. New line lenght: 48 metres shorter. Cab was at the end of the (short) road the exchange was on. Went from 8/.448 to a blinding 7/.190...

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Braking news: AA password reset email cockup crashes servers

Chloe Cresswell

If they didn't... did they know a man who can?

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US is Number One! In sales register hacking attacks, at least

Chloe Cresswell

Normally, Chip and Pin, and Chip and Sign use the same terminal. They need the same chip reading hardware.

Sure you're not confusing Chip and Sign and Swipe and sign when you say it's a shite terminal?

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The Internet of Flying Thing: Reg man returns with explicit shots

Chloe Cresswell

"our wifi antenna"

I do hate things being labelled incorrectly.

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Walmart workers invited to shuttle packages

Chloe Cresswell

Re: occasional business use

There is also a difference between use of your car for "business use" and "transporting goods for a company".

On top of that, there is also a difference between "use in regards to the owners business" and "use in regards to the owner's employers business"

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AI-powered dynamic pricing turns its gaze to the fuel pumps

Chloe Cresswell

Re: Can't charge one?

Lets see... one at the local toyota dealer, one at a hotel, and the local shopping centre car park. Heading the other way, there's a carpark a couple of miles away, then at the nissan dealer 5 miles away.

None of which are really places I'm going to either beable to leave the car overnight, or sit there when I get a call out because the car was sat outside my house with out enough charge for the day

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Chloe Cresswell

Bring on electric cars.. oh yeah, I forgot, I'm one of the large number of people who can't charge one.

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'Judge Java' to sueball-slinging smut studio: Test your pirate-hunting tools or walk the plank

Chloe Cresswell

Re: it's all too obvious

My old IP range used to appear to be about 50 miles east of where I was if you checked it out via geoIP location.

Which always made me laugh, given the IP range in question was registered to my address, down to the house number and postcode!

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PC repair chap lets tech support scammer log on to his PC. His Linux PC

Chloe Cresswell

Re: It wasn't always that way

Who else here remembers Afterburner from Erols, later RCN?

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T-Mobile USA sued by parents after their baby dies amid 911 meltdown

Chloe Cresswell

They weren't lost. The argument is that the failures in the system didn't allow the emergancy system to locate where the call was coming from accuratly.

The babysitter might not have been able to give the most accurate address - panic/etc can prevent this.

It's not that the paramedics were out of contact/etc, it's that they didn't have the right information to start with to allow them to go directly to the scene

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Openreach hints at fibre network strategy rethink

Chloe Cresswell

Re: FTTP?

You can ignore "other countries" in this, and just look at KCom.. that's how KC do their FTTP for the most part, a semi-rigid tube from the pole to the building, and blow the fibre though that.

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Waiter? There's a mouse in my motherboard and this server is greasy!

Chloe Cresswell

Re: I'm not surprised in the slightest

I order my burgers plain.. and once that too 3 attempts to actually get a burger of just the meat in the bun!

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M6 crowned crappiest motorway for 4G signal

Chloe Cresswell

Re: Fun fact.

Well, the London - Birmingham motorway was orginally going to be called the A50 (because broadly mirroring the A5) before it became the M1 and M6...

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Mastercard launches card that replaces PIN with fingerprint sensor

Chloe Cresswell

A dremel though the antenna works wonders on contactless cards..

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Nest cameras can be easily blacked out by Bluetooth burglars

Chloe Cresswell

Re: In other news

Depends, do that to my house and you won't cut off cloud devices from their cloud..

Not every internet connection is cable based?

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User jams up PC. Literally. No, we don't know which flavour

Chloe Cresswell

Re: Turbo Button

Technically, it's the other way around:

When Turbo is "on" (switch on) the machine runs at slow speed, when it's off the machine runs at it's normal speed.

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Anti-TV Licensing petition gets May date for Parliament debate

Chloe Cresswell

Re: Good going cobber

handy learning for if you need to move a spaceship out the way of a pair of missiles though...

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Brit ISP TalkTalk blocks control tool TeamViewer

Chloe Cresswell

Re: Just demand Migration Access Codes

MACs don't exist to the end user anymore, now you just order the service from someone else, and they deal with talktalk.

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UK website data insecurity worries: Users in bits over car break-up emails

Chloe Cresswell

Re: Seriiously WTF

Had a quote for a part of £800 for a wheel (brand new from jaguar/ford was £260..) so I rang the breaker.

"Boss says we have to respond to every request, if we don't have it we put a silly price in" - makes a bit of a useless site when people do that.

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To Hull with the crap town naysayers: UK Culture City's got some amazing... telecoms

Chloe Cresswell

Monoploy

But raise that as a comment with them, and you'll get back the stock "we're not a monopoly" answer...

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Doctor AI: Good news, I'm better at predicting when you'll die of a heart attack. Bad news is...

Chloe Cresswell

The first thing that poped into my head, of course, was:

Please state the nature of the medical emergancy?

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Internet of Sh*t has an early 2017 winner – a 'smart' Wi-Fi hairbrush

Chloe Cresswell

Re: Incredible (Talking Toilet Paper!!)

I don't know why, but my head filled this in in CL4P-TP's voice from borderlands. It seemed fitting though.

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Uh-oh. LG to use AI to push home appliances to 'another dimension'

Chloe Cresswell

Re: Hmm

Naw, it's a 15lb lump hammer you need...

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Amazon files patent for 'Death Star' flying warehouse

Chloe Cresswell

Re: Sky Pirates?

All I got in my head from this was..

It is I, the spectaculous Don Karnage! My bloodthirsty horde is on an intercept course with you. We will be shooting you and looting you in precisely... Ten minutes. Felicitations!

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Christmas Eve ERP migration derailed by silly spreadsheet sort

Chloe Cresswell

Re: If you want to screw something up, use excel

Friend had a sheet that listed leased lines between international sites. Marked which were old and to be disconnected, and which were new and now live.

Between last update, and going to the next department, someone spotted the sheet didn't have the company logo on it, and inserted it, moving some coloums down.

All "to be disconnected/old" became "new/live", and all "new/live" lines became "to be disconnected".

They only noticed when the sites started to vanish..

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Is your Windows 10, 8 PC falling off the 'net? Microsoft doesn't care

Chloe Cresswell

Had this yesterday at a client's.

KC suggested to the client rebooting the router. Didn't do much, as dhcpd is disabled on the router, and is coming from a windows server. So it can affect MS DHCP server requests to.

Client has 2 identical machines on the network. Naturally only one was affected by this.

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Higher tech prices ARE here to stay. It's Mr Farage's new Britain

Chloe Cresswell

Re: In the dark ages

I have an xtype with the "terrible" 2.2 litre diesel. It's only done 242,000 and still returns 70+mpg on long runs.

Terrible, really unreliable.. ;)

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Mirai variant turns TalkTalk routers into zombie botnet agents

Chloe Cresswell

Have a client with a bricked talktalk router.

Talktalk have spent 5 days trying to talk them through fixing the windows update stops dhcp bug, and say they now need a BTo engineer to look at the line at ~£56, when the fault is the talktalk router is dead.

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Going underground: The Royal Mail's great London train squeeze

Chloe Cresswell

Don't you mean the LHC, the London Hydraulic Power Company?

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The UK's Investigatory Powers Act allows the State to tell lies in court

Chloe Cresswell

Fair trials

I wish I could explain my view on this, but it's from experiance, but yes.

I'd take the Judge over jury on believing in fair trial.

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Google's Chromecast Audio busted BT home routers – now it has a fix

Chloe Cresswell

Re: A little balance...

Business hub 5 - 8 machines, 8 phones (BT Cloud voice), if the BH5 does the wifi and routing/vdsl2 work, it needs to be rebooted ever 3 or so hours due to overheating.

Using it just for the routing/vdsl2 (everything else on the end of a bridge to a new office, new wap, etc), and it stayed up for 14 days with out even a resync.

They are built down to a price, and you get what you pay for.

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Your body reveals your password by interfering with Wi-Fi

Chloe Cresswell

Randomised keypads

That's a lovely idea for me. I'm dyslexic and only remember numbers by patterns.

Changing the layout would effectively lock me out completely.

I have enough problems when I have to use a number I have worked out on a PC keypad on a phone as it is :(

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Trump's plan: Tariffs on electronics, ban on skilled tech migrants, turn off the internet

Chloe Cresswell

Re: Arsehole magnet

Drone?

OADS!

http://www.impsec.org/~jhardin/OADS/anvil_chorus.html

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Tesla to charge for road trip 'leccy, promises it will cost less than petrol

Chloe Cresswell

Re: Tesla "400 kWh of free 'leccy credits"

Depends where you are as well, EV's won't take off around my area because no one has off road parking, and you therefore can't charge them at your home..

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Digi minister Matt Hancock: Britain needs go full fibre. And we're not paying for it

Chloe Cresswell

Re: To those who say it has been tried and failed

Also, for the bits that don't have fibre... One site I deal with has a great 8/1 line. And it's only costing the same as the 80/20 I have with Zen outside hull.

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Ofcom finds 'reasonable grounds' that KCOM failed to maintain 999 services

Chloe Cresswell

Re: I'm in Hull

Good service?

Most of my clients on KC call them kingston clowns

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Windows Server 2016: Leg up or lock in?

Chloe Cresswell

Windows server

The only reason I was quoting for a windows server today was Sage.

If we didn't need windows to run the sage data service for the data, we wouldn't have even bothered.

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BT Openreach boss wants you to know that deep down, they care

Chloe Cresswell

Re: Good day to say this.

The first engineer canceled the job with "Unable to find site".

Site in question is roughly 3 acres in size.

As to muppets:

Muppets are entertaining, and do what they claim to.

Therefore there can be no comparison to most BTo engineers :)

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Chloe Cresswell

Good day to say this.

Nice to see BTO saying this.

Pitty it was on our 2nd appointment day for a pstn install.

Last thursday the engineer didn't show, and reported that we refused access to the site.

Security have no record of the engineer even showing up at the site.

Today I got an sms at 0709 saying an engineer will be allocated.

0906 I got an sms saying an engineer called Malcom was allocated, and his phone number was included and that he would ring me before work started.

At 0927, I got an SMS to say the engineer was enroute.

At 1011, I got an email from my provider to say the engineer had canceled the appointment.

Chasing it, "the engineer wasn't provided contact details to call".Job has my number in the notes, ISP could ring me on it, Openreach could SMS me on it, but the engineer apparently can't use a telephone.

And we've been charged £60 a call out for "missed appointments"

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Self-stocking internet fridge faces a delivery come down

Chloe Cresswell

Re: kick from a cow

Cool, we'll meet the meat.

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HSBC: How will we verify business banking customers? Selfies!

Chloe Cresswell

Re: Rapport

I removed rapport from a client's PC due to the fact he didn't have permission to install it (and infact, we're not 100% how he did).

I filled the "why you are removing this" form it gave on uninstalling in with the words "non-authorised software installed", including my details.

I got a call from them accusing me of claiming Rapport is illegal software, and they have every right to get people to install it (whether they are allowed to or not).

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Tesla driver dies after Model S hits tree

Chloe Cresswell

Re: UPS

I think if you could lick both terminals on most car batteries, you'd be in another industry!

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