* Posts by RuffianXion

24 posts • joined 26 Apr 2018

Take your pick: 0/1/* ... but beware – your click could tank an entire edition of a century-old newspaper


Re: I'll drink to that

"I wonder if Adrian would have come clean had there not been a happy ending?"


That marketing email database that exposed 809 million contact records? Maybe make that two-BILLION-plus?


Show me the money

So is this a GDPR non-compliance? Who do I send an email to to get redress (yes, I havebeenpwned)? I don't have time to trawl through 2 billion records to find the email address of Verification.io's CEO (Catastrophic Errors Officer).

How do you solve a problem like Galileo? With a strap-on L-band payload, of course!


Re: when has spending money on a Nigerian scheme ever gone wrong

Sorry, I easily can tell this is a fake scam; there are too few spelling and grammar mistakes.

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


Re: This Identity thing is the key

VPN you say? https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/05/29/smut_site_offers_vpn_so_you_dont_bare_all_online/

Not cool, man: Dixons spanked over discount on luxury 'smart' fridge with wildly fluctuating price


Re: Trade Descriptions Act

Re: those Christmas 'offers', the large round tins of wrapped chocolates (Quality Street et al.) are a classic example. I worked in a Co-op for a while and saw those tins bumped up to £10 or £11 each for about six weeks in July/August-ish before being knocked back down to 'half price', remaining at that price until the following summer bump.

Are you a Windows 1 in 10 (1809)? Or a mighty 80 percenter (1803)?


Re: 19H1 (aka the Windows 10 April 2019 Update) is likely to hit in a matter of months..

The 'H' stands for 'Hope'.

Want to spin up Ubuntu VMs from Windows 10's command line, eh? We'll need to see a Multipass



Quick question to all of you. Would I be able to use one of these Ubuntu VMs to operate a LAMP web server from my WIn10 desktop? It wouldn't need to be always on as I'd only use it for testing websites in development and enabling clients to view WIP sites. I currently use a repurposed old E-Machines PC as my test server, but it would be nice to not have to have a separate box.

What happens when a Royal Navy warship sees a NATO task force headed straight for it? A crash course in Morse


I'm sure it was all done in the best possible taste.

It's 2019, the year Blade Runner takes place: I can has flying cars?


Your memory serves you as poorly as mine. I thought that too, but realised I had mis-remembered when I looked up the link for my reply to charlieboywoof above - probably due to the 'z' in 'cheezburger'.



Your mates vape. Your boss quit smoking. You promised to quit in 2019. But how will Big Tobacco give it up?


Re: Dopes


A few reasons why cops haven't immediately shot down London Gatwick airport drone menace


Re: Bullets and shotgun pellets

Or at least have a banana added for scale.

Apple iPhone X screen falls short of promises, lawsuit says


Re: Wrong measurement

Divided by the square of hypotenuseless of course


Re: Excuse me a moment...

It's 'by accident'; but you are excused in this case, by virtue of your cogent argument.


Re: Someone will Sue..

2 % cashback per image / video viewed? That seems fair.


Re: You can't measure an iphone screen

/s I think I'm FTFT (Fixing That For Them)... at least I hope I am...

Ecuador says 'yes' to Assange 'freedom' deal, but Julian says 'nyet'


Re: Yes, but you've omitted the most important bit...

After all that time alone with just the cat for company, I very much doubt that its passage is safe.

Microsoft Windows 10 October update giving HP users BSOD


Updates Failed

Never has a message been so welcome as this one I saw on my Windows Update page today - 'Some updates were cancelled. We'll keep trying in case new updates become available.'

Smut site offers VPN so you don't bare all online



From Appatomic's Ts & Cs for VPNhub:

you agree that you shall not:

· Upload, post, transmit or otherwise disseminate material that is vulgar, indecent, obscene, pornographic, sexual or that is, in a reasonable person's view, otherwise offensive or objectionable;

OK then.

if dev == woman then dont_be(asshole): Stack Overflow tries again to be more friendly to non-male non-pasty coders


Re: There should be a few rules for SO

'Check your spelling grammar as well.'

Also, don't forget to check for missing conjunctions. ;)


Society is crap

I wish the people running online communities would just accept the fact that society in general is full of bigots, racists and misogynists and stop trying to take responsibility for them.

So you pulled a large group of people together and some of them (maybe a larger than average percentage, depending on yor target demographic) turned out to be assholes. It's not your job to modify these people's behaviour, it's society's job (i.e. the rest of us).

Programmers! Close the StackOverflow tabs. This AI robot will write your source code for you


Software that writes software? That's gonna be ultra efficient. Every web developer uses Dreamweaver now, am I right?

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