* Posts by GX5000

184 publicly visible posts • joined 13 May 2008


We strained our eyes with Lenovo's monster monitor: 43.4 inches for price of five 24" screens


Re: Vertical space rules

No Kidding.

I've been running three "42's for the last few years.

Don't give me width without giving me height.

Might be moving up to "44's soon but see no need to yet.

Former BAE Systems contractor charged with 'damaging disclosure' of UK defence secrets


Re: I'm no judge, but...

Well wearing a Red Shirt would have been a little obvious no?

(Mods, where's a Trek Icon?!)

2001 fiction set to be science fact? NASA boffin mulls artificial intelligence to watch over the lunar Gateway


Re: Workaround

**SPOILER** Well Frank shows up later anyways...in many ways... **SPOILER**

But then again how many people have gotten to the fourth book?!

My wife never knew past the two films...

Boffins build a tiny nanolaser that can be inserted inside our cells


No water beasts required

It's not sharks..


Now about that shark nanobot design...

Eco-activists arrested by Brit cops after threatening to close Heathrow with drones


Re: Odd

There's a whole Documentary about the UK messing with the Yank using all modes of Drones and Balloons...Made so much sense.


We gave everyone a Voice and Agency - What were you thinking?!


No seriously I need a portal to the 50's...

Eight-hour comms lags and shock discoveries: 30 years after Voyager 2 visited gas giant Neptune


Re: It was always planned

The Montgomery Scott Guide To Project Management Skills.


Biz forked out $115k to tout 'Time AI' crypto at Black Hat. Now it sues organizers because hackers heckled it


The Empirical has no hashdumps

Here we go again with a Sue-ball because SalesPitch>Critical Thinking.

A Black Hat Conference is not a safe space, bad ideas not only will be criticized, but coded into digital hell.

An Army Watchkeeper drone tried to land. Then meatbags took over from the computers


To err is human

Would seem Tommy needs to keep his hands off the controls when in doubt.

The PEBtKAC is strong here.

That this AI can simulate universes in 30ms is not the scary part. It's that its creators don't know why it works so well



The Cake is a lie....c'mon now.

Hot desk hell: Staff spend two weeks a year looking for seats in open-plan offices


Re: Human nature

Yeah, that's us as well, for contractors and students.

As a key position here I'm in a secure room with two huge cubes on opposite sides of a small corridor.

They tried to get me to move to the main bldg once when the Managers changed and I threatened to quit.

Not one to be argued with he was let into my area, saw the twelve plus oversized monitors, towers and server racks all neatly setup around me and it dawned on him that he had no idea what I do here. He then realized plans don't always match RL.

After years of listening, we've heard not a single peep out of any aliens, say boffins. You think you can do better? OK, here's 1PB of signals


Re: If we are alone

We will, it's inevitable.

The Human animal is stupid and competitive to the point of madness.

If we don't Genetically modify ourselves soon to be able to survive out there we never will make it past year 3K.

Introducing 'freedom gas' – a bit like the 2003 deep-fried potato variety, only even worse for you


How much more can we take?

Clown World Headlines...

Freedom Gas.

Fight Racism by blocking White students from Class.

Theresa May was a Great PM.


Fascism on the rise by NotSeez.

Can't take much more of this Double Plus crap.

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


Cripes I'm way too old

You had me at WordStar, for CP/M.....

Ah les mémories digitales!

Yahoo! tries! again! with! 3 billion! email! account! theft! payout!


(don't) Blame Canada

All of Rogers accounts in Canada are on those servers...WTF?!

After last year's sexism shambles, 2019's RSA infosec bash has upped its inclusivity game


SO sick of these hippies!!

"has upped its inclusivity game"

Oh gawd, they're gonna go woke/broke. Geebus help us!

Can we get past this crap, I want to enjoy my forthcoming retirement without all this garbage.

If anything the IM/IT crowd should be able to make Meritocracy hold up right?

It all hinges on this: Huawei goes after Samsung with its own foldable hybrid Mate X



"Then again, only occasionally will two screens be on at once."

Hum, no I think the whole point of buying one will be that both screens are on while

they watch their movies, TV shows and Pr0n.

Lunar lander's brief jaunt will place Israel as fourth country to make soft landing on Moon

Big Brother

Re: 4th country?

I was just about to say the same thing but wary of the obvious push back....

Remember, Reality is what they tell you...why?...Because they say so.

( hxxps://muppet.fandom.com/wiki/WESAYSO)

Artificial Intelligence: You know it isn't real, yeah?


"He is also the only man in the world who can articulate the word "recidivism" mid-sentence without a few practice runs or pausing for a swig of Monster Energy between syllables."

Way to go lowering the bar under water.

No wonder my younger subordinates are all lost unless I explain in emojis.

Only plebs use Office 2019 over Office 365, says Microsoft's weird new ad campaign


Darwin Awards

They should have the Darwin Awards for Security and Privacy....

These *&^* think we're all going to cluster in SkyNe....er....Azure willingly.

Think again.

Not everyone is foolish enough to hand over all of their data on a say so of confidentiality.

Don't even get me started on that TimeLine feature they're working on.....

Users fail to squeak through basic computer skills test. Well, it was the '90s



Why is it that non one ever talks about the REAL issue with ball mice?

The effing rollers needed to be cleaned!

Those little bars were the real issue and the cake on them was always of the wrist sweat variety.

If you washed the balls but didn't clean those then shame on you!

Core blimey... When is an AMD CPU core not a CPU core? It's now up to a jury of 12 to decide


Re: Ahhhh the famous intel 8087

You think you're the only one over fifty-five?

Retirement is for the young...LOL

Huawei Mate 20 Pro: If you can stomach the nagware and price, it may be Droid of the Year


You Crazyyyyyyyy

From the country busy implementing full 1984 surveillance and a full reward/punish system comes a phone to rule them all.

No thank you very much, you can keep your dystopian egg-roll.

Now when do we stop acting blind and tell them to cut this out before it gets exported here.

Bipartisan Kumbaya: President Trump turns Obama's open govt data policy into law


Who gets the gold star?

"Though his predecessor deserves much of the credit"

Yes, it is indeed called the Johnson Space Center, not the Kennedy Space Center....

Or have they switched it around again?

Politics are like the nastiest bits of any and all projects.

What's the fate of our Solar System? Boffins peer into giant crystal ball – ah, no, wait, that's our Sun in 10bn years


Simpsons did it

We've already found huge space diamonds right?

SO what are the chances those are remnants of suns like ours?

Set phasers to High and have a nice week end.

Excuse me, sir. You can't store your things there. Those 7 gigabytes are reserved for Windows 10



Obvious troll is obvious.

Dutch boyband hopes to reverse Brexit through the power of music


Cruising for a brusing...

They're going to find out what a LART is real fast.

A year after Logitech screwed over Harmony users, it, um, screws over Harmony users: Device API killed off


Re: They should stick to mice and keyboards

Oh please, I have mice that are older than some on this board from Logi...

I Still use a dual optical mouse that's over sixteen years old as well.

I'd love to switch to a Ratt or something but I always switch back and give the new one away.

Houston, we've had a problem: NASA fears internal server hacked, staff personal info swiped by miscreants

Black Helicopters

Re: Hah!


Forget your deepest, darkest secrets, smart speakers will soon listen for sniffles and farts too


George Orwell is spinning in his grave at the speed of light

Has no one seen 1984?!

It's December 2018, and a rogue application can still tell your Apple Mac: I'm your El Capitan now


Re: hurr durr

Said no experience tech ever.....

Microsoft polishes up Chromium as EdgeHTML peers into the abyss


Opera to Fox

Stuck with IE because of our environment (in house apps etc) on WIN7/10.

Personally still using Opera (and Fox) since it's the only one that does speed-dial well, and the third party addons to block are plentiful and work well. Otherwise I set my clients to Firefox or Chromium (linux).

Friends don't let friends install Chrome, not even once.

31 years experience says so.

Reverse Ferret! Forget what we told you – the iPad isn't really for work


Re: Oh FFS

Disclaimer - Your "experience.exe" may vary :)



No just effing No.

I have a high level management wanting Tablets replacing Laptops while I go around like a madman restoring Towers to workers ready to jump out of windows. This is madness. Between the chatters from the network from update checks, anti virus, security monitoring etc, the laptops use up most of their 8 gigs after one or tow doc opens, then using a record management app to save and import and voila, freeze when importing cells from one 40 meg excel to another. Stop the madness, talk to your IM Managers, Laptops, tabs and phones are for suckers not workers. Only Desktops (or very expensive gaming laptops) can keep your multi-file juggling workers productive! (Written from a i7 16Gig tower PC while remoted into a Dell and HP pad to fix file issues for a few unfortunates)

Foxconn denies it will ship Chinese factory serf, er, workers into America for new plant


Re: No, it is not.

TDS is strong in these threads though, and facts rarely make a difference but thanks for being a Captain@!

Microsoft Windows 10 October update giving HP users BSOD


Take me back to 8 bit

Automatic updates aren't the issue.

Forced and silent updates are.

Enough with the ball-gags!

Space, the final Trump-tier: America to beam up $8bn for Space Force


This is how it actually ends

It won't take too much for us to meet our end since China has zero reservations on blowing up Satellites.

Once enough debris (and there's a ton already) covers our skies it'll be Matrix time....no Sun, no life.

Reports: First death from meteorite impact recorded in India


Re: Law of averages

That terrible jk......have an up vote,

Fast food, slow user – techie tears hair out over crashed drive-thru till

Black Helicopters

Re: Ahhh, memories...

I really miss TSC...

The guys that DDOS's it to death should be found and quartered and the site jump started.

Mind you found http://www.notmymonkies.net/ and http://www.techtales.com/techroom.php and this site.

As if I have the time to reads them nowadays....

Experimental 'insult bot' gets out of hand during unsupervised weekend

Big Brother

Re: VAX/VMS Hacker Fun Times

miss the days @dec...

They still track all of you so no worries.

Whoa, is it Patch Tuesday already? No, just an unexpected critical Photoshop fix


Creative Cloud software...Working off someone's else's Network Server.

Want security?

Use a non network PC for work and transfer data via physical media.

Most of my Clients have Air gapped all of their LANs from their WAN and Internet Capable devices.

Even that is only a 99% solution.

Sysadmin cracked military PC’s security by reading the manual


Yes but unfortunately

Yes, but unfortunately they make you sign these pieces of paper saying you won't talk about it for twenty five years after you leave the org....that being said, there isn't a system that can't be breached.

London's Met Police: We won't use facial recognition at Notting Hill Carnival


The Truth is Sadiq Khan't Understand

Stats, you can run away and babble but in the end, stats.

After they take away your tweezers they'll come for your suspenders....

Glibc 'abortion joke' diff tiff leaves Richard Stallman miffed


Re: Wait, what?

Of course it is.

WE coined the derogatory term SJW as an insult.

Now they're using it to identify themselves...


Zookeepers charged after Kodiak bear rides shotgun to Dairy Queen


Re: Sense of humor

What Part of

“What we got charged for under the act was that we failed to notify them that we were going to do those things,” and not the fact that they did it...

What Israel's crack majority-women Unit 8200 hackers can teach tech about diversity


Diversity - doesn't mean what most people think it means anymore...

OK, this time it's for real: The last available IPv4 address block has gone


Re: Time to claw some back

Yes because we really like Marketing people down here in the trenches...

Reminds me I have to go catch http://ars.userfriendly.org/cartoons/?id=20180406

Can't view memes on London-Southampton train? It's the worst line for mobile coverage



Japan has its problems but rude, loud and annoying people on their phones isn't one of them.

This culture of drones stuck to their phones has to wake up before it's too late.

Someone pull the pacifier from their face before it's too late.

Foxconn embiggens footprint with nearly a BEEELLION for Belkin


Ok so...

Ok so all of your network devices are belong to them now....wtf?!

Slap visibility beacons on bikes so they can chat to auto autos, says trade body



You mean that someone will now be able to remote hack you into a car or your car will take out a cycle as per Shodan. When will people learn, You can't fix stupid, you can only make it worse.