* Posts by Chloe Cresswell

212 posts • joined 24 Aug 2007

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Farewell, Android Pay. We hardly tapped you

Chloe Cresswell

Weirdly, the cards I have on my android/google pay account are my Amex and MBNA mastercard. Barclays isn't supported, so that's my debit cards out of the window..

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

Chloe Cresswell

Re: It was never going anywhere NEAR Mars

"His pattern indicates two-dimensional thinking." :)

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NASA finds satellite, realises it has lost the software and kit that talk to it

Chloe Cresswell

Re: Those who do not understand Unix are condemned to reinvent it, poorly.

Less then the miles Eccles put on his wall driving Neddy to London?

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Well done, UK.gov. You hit superfast broadband target (by handing almost the entire project to BT)

Chloe Cresswell

Also, line spec or actual?

Just been upgrading a client to a radio link.

Openreach specs say the line they have can do 4.5/.6

Actual line speed is 510kbps/254kbps..

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Lenovo's craptastic fingerprint scanner has a hardcoded password

Chloe Cresswell

Re: The apocalypse...

Where as I have a thinkpad running windows 10, and apparently I have to make a change to the registry to be allowed to even use the fingerprint scanner.

I guess that makes it sort of secure..

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What do voters want? An IRL Maybot? Sure, give that a whirl

Chloe Cresswell

Surely a simple one will suffice?

All it needs to say is "brexit means brexit" and "strong and stable", who'd notice the difference?

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UK's Just Eat faces probe after woman tweets chat-up texts from 'delivery guy'

Chloe Cresswell

Re: Unrelated to data breach stuff

Reasons:

a) full menu, you don't need to know what you feel like ordering, you can therefore avoid the "we don't do that" "er.. I'll have.. er.." on the phone.

b) ability to take cards. I rarely have cash with me, so the rules out ordering direct form most of the takeaways around me.

c) being away from home. You can find what is in the area, what people think of the food/service, instead of taking complete pot luck (and this also then follows with a above..)

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OK, Google: Why does Chromecast clobber Wi-Fi connections?

Chloe Cresswell

Re: when in tandem...

Or if you need a new device: vigor 130.

The only isp I know of with issues on getting usernames and passwords is sky.

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Brit transport pundit Christian Wolmar on why the driverless car is on a 'road to nowhere'

Chloe Cresswell

Re: Coaching

I'd have the same issue as with charging EVs.. I'd need somewhere for the body to sit waiting for it's drive train. Or is it going to stand on legs in the road?

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Your connection is not Brexit... we mean private: UK Tory party lets security cert expire

Chloe Cresswell

Question is: which would be a bigger risk to your data?

That the site connection is hijacked and some random person has your details?

Or that your details are with the owners of said site in the first place?

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Erase 2017 from your brain. Face ID never happened. The Notch is an illusion

Chloe Cresswell

My honor 5x and 7 had the sensor on the back, below the camera.

It was great, you picked up the phone, a finger would land on the sensor and you'd be off.

My 9 has it on the front, so it's now a two stage step, which I think is a bit of a step backwards

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Firefox 57: Good news? It's nippy. Bad news? It'll also trash your add-ons

Chloe Cresswell

I switched from firefox to seamonkey when it went chrome like in the UI.

If I want a chrome style engine, I use Vivaldi. I'm more likely to switch totally to vivaldi then to return to firefox if Seamonkey goes the same way.

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Openreach boss says he'd take a burning effigy on the chin

Chloe Cresswell

FTTP...

Will that be more FTTP on demand? I'm in an area marked "FTTP on demand" active.

Can I find a decent ISP who will provide? Nope. "We don't office on demard" ("there's no demand")

Have to go to BT Broadband for it, and have it from them.

Once it's installed and the contract expires, then I can switch to someone else.

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Car insurers recoil in horror from paying auto autos' speeding fines

Chloe Cresswell

Re: From the department of stupid ideas

I'd also like to point out in high density areas (like mine, terrace housing), the street lights are on the house side of the pavement a lot of the time. So you'd still have lovely trailing cables running from the house side to the road over the pavement.

No one will have an issue with that, right?

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Microsoft faces Dutch crunch over Windows 10 private data slurp

Chloe Cresswell

Re: Much a do

The new installer is a right pain to listen to when doing this though.

It talks the entire install options at you, with only a volume control. No option to just get the options like before on a couple of pages and get though them quickly.

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You may not have noticed, but 'superfast' broadband is available to 94% of Blighty

Chloe Cresswell

Re: I assume Thinkbroadband are using the "can pay extra for fibre" definition of ("has access to"?

So far, I've only had prices from BTB for FTTP on demand. No decent ISP appears to offer it.

(any news on decent ISPs that do will be happily accepted!)

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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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