* Posts by thomasthetanker

42 publicly visible posts • joined 12 Apr 2007

South Londoner wins Reddit MILLIONAIRE not-a-lottery lottery



Three years of comment history on Reddit and a Youtube Channel?

Doxxed before the end of this sentence.

Reg man looks through a Glass, darkly: Google's toy ploy or killer tech specs?


Re: Let's see...

Agreed. But wait until someone creates a Youtube 'How To' using Glass and you follow along wearing Glass.

I'll be doing brain surgery in less than a week.

RIM touches BlackBerrys together to swap content


But no mention of the outage that is affecting 50% of Blackberrys service today? Don't worry, I'll get my news The Telegraph. If I need regurgitated blogspam I know where to come.

Windows 7 customers hit by service pack 1 install 'fatal error' flaws

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Alternatively with no Reg tweaks



01. Reboot your computer while it's starting up.

02. When your computer starts up again, choose the option "Launch Startup Repair"

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03. When the Startup repair starts, click cancel.

04. After you click cancel it will show a box. Click "Don't Send"

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05. Click the link "View advanced options for recovery and support"

06. In the new window click Command Prompt at the bottom.

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07. In Command Prompt type this and press enter: %windir%\system32\notepad.exe

08. Notepad will open. In notepad go to File-->Open.

09. Change the type of files notepad views from .txt to All Files (see pic)

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10. Now in Notepad, go to C:\Windows\winsxs\ (or whichever drive Windows is installed on)

11. In that folder, find pending.xml and make a copy of it

12. Now open the original pending.xml (it will load really slow because the file is huge)

13. Press CNTRL+F and search for the following exactly: 0000000000000000.cdf-ms

14. Delete the following text (yours will be a little different):

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Your PC might not have all 3 sections of code (, , ). Just make sure you delete section "Checkpoint" and whatever other sections have "000000000000000.cdf-ms". They will be right next to eachother.

15. Save the file, close notepad, close command prompt, restart your computer.

Once your computer starts up, do a normal startup (it may stall for 5-10 minutes at the "starting windows" screen, but leave it going) and the Service Pack will install some more stuff and restart a few times and then everything should be working! For some people, it reverts everything and cancels the service pack installation. For other people, the service pack installation completes. Either result is fine.

Steve Jobs no longer Eggman as Beatles hits iTunes

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Tomorrow things will never be the same

Tomorrow iTunes homepage will display picture of The Beatles and a heading of 'Yesterday'?

The 99p mobile phone: What's the catch?



Won't somebody please think of the terrorists?

iPhone mules are taking our handsets, damnit!


Realisation dawns

Went past Regent Street on Sept 11th, thought it was some kind of Arabesque protest.

Yes, they were, just like flamingoes.

iPhone compass evidence surfaces

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I've got a compass on my watch, great for deciding which exit you need on the tube or finding your way into/ out of Amsterdam's red light district.

Wikileaks publishes secret donor list

Paris Hilton

My moneys on..

Its a cunning bit of marketing.

Paris - because when she leaks its intentional

Asus Eee PC S101 luxury netbook



Please can you add the HP to the test, maybe get rid of the apricot and the CW as this is the first I've heard of them and they look pretty rubbish anyway.

They've really slashed the price on this, just in time for Xmas or do you think they've got a different processor one coming out?

Hotmail holdouts grumble about 'pathetic' new interface

Paris Hilton

There's always one...

And this time its me!

Nice features, I've had a bash, quite happy, works well for me,

Paris - because she also got "Nice features, I've had a bash"

The iPhone App Store - a classic protection racket

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Well done folks, comments were better than the article

London could get HD Freeview next year

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The region with the greatest number of people will be the last to benefit from HD

UK.gov plans 'consensus' on PAYG phone registry


July the 7th?

Would this have prevented the events on July 7th?

No, suicide bombers want you to know who they are otherwise they wouldn't make those death videos.

Would Biometric passports have prevented July 7th?

No, the terrorists were born and bred in the UK

Top adviser claims John McCain invented the BlackBerry


Gorey story

Al Gore didnt invent the internet, he invented the worlds first Powerpoint presentation as anyone who's seen An Inconvienient Truth will testify

London Stock Exchange limps back online


Do the maths

Five Nines = P45

Conspiracy theorists would say someone did it on purposeAs Chopper would say "You've got to ask yourself, who benefits?"

BBC fixes BT Home Hub auto-vomit bug


To Be or not to Be

If you're on Be surely you can afford to download and watch later rather than stream?

Hacker unearths young Chinese gymnast scam



If they can't tell the difference between a 14 year old and a 16 year old then Gary Glitter is collecting his ticket as we speak

US customs: Yes, we can seize your laptop, iPod

Paris Hilton

Fanboi alert

Suddenly the mac Air book in an envelope ad seems prophetic

- Paris because she can empty my bag anytime

BBC to launch iPlayer for Wii



If (theoretically) I didnt have a license and watched i Player through my Wii will i get a fine?

Thailand cracks down on cut-price castrations


Old one..

Did you hear about the one about the blind circumsiser?

..he got the sack

Tiscali and BPI go to war over 'three strikes' payments

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If Tiscali cut me off can't I just swap broadband provider or am I blacklisted and put on a national database?

Cops hunt charred power cable thief


If he goes to court...

will he be guilty as charged?

Thais rate rat 'better than chicken'


Disc us

I'm sure Terry Pratchett is smiling down on all the Cutmeownthroat Diblah wannabe's

Fasthosts customers blindsided by emergency password reset



Oh, am I the only one that can't do any work because our websites down?

Dead dog floors 68 Namibian villagers


Dogs Dinner

Was it a puke-inese?

Or a Shih Tsoon?

Connoisseurs go mad for £1,000 ham


Crash and Byrne

Sorry mate

Any one who buys 2 loaves of bread and has to throw one away because it goes mouldy is more accountable. This person has wasted food.

Stinking rich toffs who pay thousands are unlikely to waste any, also the pig has been fed on something inedible to humans anyway.

As the 3 stooges say "Put your nose in there porcine"

Microsoft delivers critical fixes for Windows, IE and Excel


Happy birthday me

As you all know its my birthday today

Cakes are by the photocopier

Hurry before that dollop from accounts eats them all

Beeb exterminates Tomorrow's World rumours



Hands off Humble, she has sworn her undying devotion to me alone

AK47: the open-source weapon that took the world by storm



Anyone else getting worried looks from co-workers as you read this?

Sealand seeks to cash in on online casino bonanza


Comments are easy but i can never think of a title

A seat on the UN Security Council beckons

Ian Banks - The Business

PSP owners to get Lost early 2008



Why on earth would I want this when I can have the enormous range and excellent value of UMD's?


Cat senses impending death



Reminds me of Trainspotting

PS3 outsold Xbox 360 2:1 in Japan


Cheers Reg

For teaching me the meaning of micturate

10/10 for your efforts

ISPs face down Tories on file sharing


Spot on Camers

Thank goodness for someone who can clearly see through all the vested interests and spin to get right to the core of the problem

Its very similar to how I dealt with my junk mail problem, force the postman to eat any junk mail he pushes through my letterbox

Dell cleans up crapware


Its a no Win situation

Setup a XP Pro machine yesterday

83 Updates!!!!

So to get this machine even remotely useable takes an hour of clicking yes, yes, yes, several restarts and then I have to uninstall bloatware?!!!

Ubuntu chief mua muas Microsoft



Sure M$, drive it underground, that'll make it uncool...

Microsoft are like the little dutch boy with his finger in a dyke only this time its a tsunami

Was Gerry Adams in the IRA? Don't ask Wikipedia


Making waves

Does it really matter?

Thousands of people died and now there's the prospect of a lasting peace. People might talk of journalistic integrity and accountability but we're ten years away from a post-mortem. All history will eventually be rewritten by hindsight and Hollywood scriptwriters.

Sorry to get all Lennonesque but when the dust settles the truth will out, Peace prizes are for the people of Ireland not their politicians.

Japanese actress caught in sheep 'poodle' scam



I haven't seen the paper but did they have a headline of ' YOU MUST BE BAA-RKING' ?

'Mary Celeste' yacht mystery puzzles Oz


Hasta la vista

Guess the laptop was running Vista and the owner just had enough and jumped overboard...

US businessman makes $9m selling lunar real estate



Almost as ridiculous as anyone claiming that they really own a piece of the Earth