* Posts by Chloe Cresswell

177 posts • joined 24 Aug 2007

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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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Chloe Cresswell

Re: metrics rather than opinions

Like Barclays know their own security.

Last month I was told I am unable to withdraw cash from my current account because my chip and sign account/card needs to be pin verified, and that Barclays don't issue chip and sign cards.

This is while holding a chip and sign barclays debit card in my hand, of course.

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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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Chloe Cresswell

Re: standard operating procedures

Depends where you are. My area has milk floats (electric) for the town, and flat bed transit diesels for the out lying areas.

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Got to dash out for some rubber johnnies? Amazon has a button for that

Chloe Cresswell

Press a button to have amazon logistics screw up another delivery to your house?

"I'm almost out of loo roll, well, I did want to sit in tomorrow from 0800 to 2100 in case amazon turn up"?

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Chloe Cresswell

No issue there, I bet it'll be amazon logistics, so turning up at all would be a bonus.

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Google broke its own cloud by doing two updates at once

Chloe Cresswell

Re: Change management 101

Managers.

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Vodafone: Dear customers. We're sorry we killed your Demon

Chloe Cresswell

Demon's servers were canned by vodafone a couple of years ago.

Punts and mail delivery (smdps iirc) were canned in favour of exchange.

I doubt the exchange system was actually part of demon.

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Chloe Cresswell

Re: Saw this coming and recently decamped to Zen

I have 2 demon customers left.

One was full business, and so the only reason we haven't moved to another ISP after their domain was outsourced to namesco was because the cab is due to be upgraded in a few months, and so we'll leave as soon as FTTC is an option.

The other was using a demon.co.uk subdomain, and the only reason they stayed with Demon was due to the email. Now that's moved to another provider, the line will follow asap.

Both will probably go to Zen too.

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Internet of Car...rikey what the hell just happened to my car?

Chloe Cresswell

Re: operate the ignition

That's why I said an older diesel - most don't even have that.

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Chloe Cresswell

Re: operate the ignition

As a diesel is compression ignition by timing, I'd say in an old diesel, the starter motor is very much the ignition system: As it's providing the rotation to a) provide compression and b) to turn the injector pump to actually inject the fuel and therefore be ignited?

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Windows 10 Anniversary Update is borking boxen everywhere

Chloe Cresswell

Re: Fast Start

My older lenovo netbook (s20 series) actually came with 2 power buttons for this: one on the keyboard for turning it on, and one on the side you press with a finger nail, that powers on to a boot menu!

Having to fix software in hardware?

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Microsoft blames dying Surface Pro 3 batteries on software bug

Chloe Cresswell

Re: Wow

Or a battery powered delorean?

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BBC will ‘retain your viewing history’

Chloe Cresswell

I don't have a TV licence, and I've never had a problem.

But then, unlike your example ("cable TV from Virgin") I don't have a system that receives broadcast TV, the only access I would have to BBC is via iplayer, and I haven't used that since canceling my tv licence either.

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Loose wrists shake chips: Your wrist-job could be a PIN-snitch

Chloe Cresswell

Re: Pretty neat

Which for someone like me, who only remembers numbers by a pattern (yay dyslexia) would basicily be reduced to counter service only for money withdrawals. And I'm already been told by one branch of barclays that I can't do that with out a PIN either :(

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Wi-Fi hack disables Mitsubishi Outlander's theft alarm – white hats

Chloe Cresswell

Re: WTF kind of idea is this anyway?

Worse, they survived and became us!

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Chloe Cresswell

Re: Yay, Yet Another Vehicle Hijacking By Maker Lazyness

21?

What car, I want to look at the list/photo, as that's insane.

I though my Mk4 mondeo was bad with 16.

(2 4way pads, centre select on each, then cruise control on/off/res/can/up and down)

The jag is nicer (phone, source, volume up/down, select up/down, cruise up/down, res and can) 10 total options only

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Even in remotest Africa, Windows 10 nagware ruins your day: Update burns satellite link cash

Chloe Cresswell

Re: Don't use Microsoft products ....

We have xray machines (drugs scanners) on XP, we can't upgrade them because we can't be sure the software (dosing) will be safe.

The newer models we have use W7 Pro.

Thankfully they aren't networked, but I don't want to be the one writing the assement on the softwares safety if the host OS upgrades before testing has been completed..

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Bank in the UK? Plans afoot to make YOU liable for bank fraud

Chloe Cresswell

Re: Chip & PIN or Contactless

Banks are good at conflicting information too.

I had fraud on my chip and sign card.

Bank told me the transaction was pin verified.

I pointed out that surely if a C&S transaction has been pin verified, there's a very obvious bad transaction?

They said no, it's perfectly valid to do pin verification on an account with no pin.

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UK digital minister denies legal right to 10Mbps is 'damp squib'

Chloe Cresswell

Re: Bandwidth has diminishing returns

Want to swap with my Virgin Business cable? A blazing 10/0.768, all for only £70 a month ;)

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Chloe Cresswell

Re: Bandwidth has diminishing returns

It's worse for virgin business clients. There's no modem mode in the firmware that's accessable by the end users, and they have withdrawn the multiple IP option that allowed you to use your own router behind the business superhub.

So you're stuck with that they provide, or you double nat. :(

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