* Posts by mark4155

29 posts • joined 22 May 2019

Lenovo ThinkPad X390: A trusty workhorse that means business but it's not without a few flaws


Re: Chiclet keyboard == No Sale

"A 6-year old battery" well the solution is available at all good online stockists of laptop batteries. Toodle Pip.

Ohm my God: If you let anyone other than Apple replace your recent iPhone's battery, expect to be nagged by iOS


Re: You were lucky.....

Don't be bitchy. No need for it. Many people feel insecure...why poke fun?


I agree with your sentiment. Your TV rental? Radio Rental, Granada TV rental... However Your phone line and instrument. GPO and nothing else, god forbid! I speak as an ex GPO/ Post Office Telecommunications/ BT/ Openreach guy. And there's still shitty alluminum cable under the street of Manchester UK as I trundle my shopping trolley around. lol.

Toodle Pip.


OK. I'm no lawyer but let's put this in a true perspective.

A) I buy an iphone. Not on contract. It's my property. I should surely be within my rights to seek repair from any source.

B) I buy a tin of paint. Not on a contract. I't my property. I can paint my living room walls bright pink with it.

It's MY phone and my paint.

Time that we had a big discussion about this.

Toodle Pip.

Off somewhere nice on holibobs? Not if you're flying British Airways: IT 'systems issue' smacks UK airports once again


Re: Hub and spoke...

BA = Bloody awful. Used to be the "Worlds favourite airline" How the mighty are fallen....


Re: Not again!

A parachute of any material colour, including gold, is as effective as a chocolate teapot if the IT system has grounded the plane in which you were to deploy the parachute. Pedantic, yes but I thought it funny.

Toodle Pip.

Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen's personal MiG-29 fighter jet goes under the hammer


Re: Private supersonic aircraft are allowed in the US.

In the UK there are certain scenarios that allow the breaking of a the sound barrier by military aircraft. This happened recently when a passenger jet lost comms. ATC scrambled the RAF, a number of claims have been made, including costs to replace glass panels in a greenhouse a patio window and a broken chandelier. I lived in the Lake District where RAF pilots carried out their training... Farmers where entitled to compensation for sheep who keeled over and died because of the shock, apparently sheep don't do well with surprises.

Toodle Pip.

Another rewrite for 737 Max software as cosmic bit-flipping tests glitch out systems – report


Re: The Max would be better described as an all-new aircraft

Try *All New Aircraft Launched" as an acronym.

Toodle Pip.


Re: So...

Well done Sproggit,

Carry on like that and both Boeing and the FAA will be head hunting you. Spot on.

Toodle Pip.

Fed-up graphic design outfit dangles cash to anyone who can free infosec of hoodie pics


A number 1?

The most important number you need in life is a Number 1 or a number 2 as I read this article on my shiny white porcelain toilet. Toodle Pip.

New UK Home Sec invokes infosec nerd rage by calling for an end to end-to-end encryption


Re: Priti Useless at it again

Quite right old bean. Though Shyte is spelled Shite at Eaton. Toodle Pip.


End to End Encryption?

Sorry I can't comment, El Reg for their sins haven't provided encryption :)

Giffgaff goody-baddy-bag billing faff: Ofcom fines operator £1.4m for overcharging folks by almost £3m


Giff Gaff.

'The mobile network run by you'

I don't think so, time for a complaint to the Advertising Standards Authority.

GitHub builds wall round private repos, makes devs in US-sanctioned countries pay for it


I use github for my small business website with a tld .io I'm a newbie, in the UK. Will this affect me? Thanks for any help.

UK PM Johnson spins revolving doors, new digital minister falls through


Re: Starting a sweep-

Neither funny or appropriate.

Man arrested over UK's Lancaster University data breach hack allegations


As a Lancastrian who left high school with no qualifications or any real direction I'm deeply indebted to Lancaster University for their outreach classes that made me who I am.

The university gave me the confidence to reply to you and suggest you are blindingly wrong.

For your record, the bars are open every day. Seek and you shall find.

Toodle pip.

Enjoying that 25Mbps internet speed, America? Oh, it's just 6Mbps? And you're unhappy? Can't imagine why


Totally correct. In my youth I experimented with this over a distance of a mile or so. Wooden fence posts and wire (not barbed in this case) you just need to follow the fence wire and ensure continuity of the circuit, it was in a field, beware of farmer and bull if you want to try this out. We then ditched this plan and strung a single wire between a number of lamposts using an earth return method. A bit of a hum on the line bt as 14 year olds I could chat free of charge to my mate under the bedsheets.


Re: 6MBps? Luxury!

"And it's all Comcast's fault for charging me $39.99 a month"

No it's all YOUR fault for being a mug and paying it.

Apollo 11 @ 50: The long shadow of the flag


Re: The most expensive dick swinging contest in history

Hey a bit naughty implying mental health issues. Do the decent thing and remove the post.


Re: The most expensive dick swinging contest in history

Imagine being able to string two words together and being this stupid!


Re: The most expensive dick swinging contest in history

I assume the only one upvote is your own. Though please could you explain who put reflective panels on the lunar surface that are still used today for accurate earth to moon distance calc? I'm terribly sorry but I have to tell you that the it wasn't the man in the moon...

We don't mean to poo-poo this, but... The Internet of S**t has literally arrived thanks to Pampers smart diapers


Re: Push Notifications?

Is that what the "Report Abuse" is for...really Vodka!?! My babies drink of choice is 12 year old malt whisky, knocks him out for days. Seriously anybody investing in this App needs to have a good look in the mirror, got to go I hear my baby crying,,,,

RTFM: Wireless Broadband Alliance squeezes out 40-page ode to the joy of Wi-Fi 6

Thumb Up

Re: Transfer multi-GB over ether? How about external drives ?

The true meaning of an external drive. When the computer is on another site. USB sticks won't save you then!

Poetic justice: Mum funnels £100 into claw machine to win single Dumbo teddy for her kid


Re: A tale from 1977

Now you bloody tell me! :)


A tale from 1977

At 16 I left school with few qualifications. My first job was as a "key boy" in a large amusement arcade in the seaside town of Morecambe. 80 hours and £20 a week.

An elderly. lonely, lady visited the arcade every day from 1100 till around 3.00 in the afternoon, whatever the weather.

Her name was Annie, we called her "banging" Annie, yes I was 16 and regret the terminology now.

Annie used to play the pushers, money in the top, cascades to the pusher, like a waterfall, and supposed to fall off the end into Annie's hands.

Annie was clever, well so she thought, she had a rather big handbag which she attempted to use as a battering ram on the side of the cascade, little known to her was the "tilt" switch, a pendulum surrounded by a ring. Pendulum touches ring caused by Annie's handbag and the money on the edge of Annie's grip is diverted into the.....cashbox...the alarm rang and we carried on as normal.

Annie we never told you off, even when you hated the new number one top 40 song we played over the "Tannoy! , Hotel California, Great days!

Dedicated to "Banging" Annie. RIP

Imagine being charged to take a lunch break... even if you didn't. Welcome to the world of these electronics assembly line workers


Not in our backyard!

Not going to happen in the UK, As already stated we don't get paid for lunch breaks. Though we must take them....some employers insist on this, other don't. We don't get financially penalised for lunch breaks. I worked for BT, for sins committed in a previous life, they were really hot on ensuring lunch break, mind you, as a field service guy we had brews at every job ("brews" for our USA friends = coffee breaks :)

As for lawyers fees, as its a class action, divided the costs between each individual claimant, would sit well with most people,

Finally, I use some of Tyco's gear. I'm really surprised and disappointed with their attitude on this.

Honey, hive had it with this drone: Couple lived for years with thousands of bees in bedroom wall


Re: A little advice from an amateur beekeeper ...

Never use poison. Quite right. In the UK its a criminal offence to kill bees in this way.

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Wanted: Big iron geeks to help restore IBM 360 mainframe rescued from defunct German factory by other big iron geeks


Re: Be quick... Brexit looms....

Oh god another one sighting Brexit. Grow up,

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