* Posts by Ryan Kendall

94 publicly visible posts • joined 3 Jun 2009


'Azure appears to be full': UK punters complain of capacity issues on Microsoft's cloud

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Had issues since last week

It's been like this since 19th and its not getting better.

Help! I bought a domain and ended up with a stranger's PayPal! And I can't give it back

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Not a bank

Remember PayPal is not a bank, it's an internet company that holds onto your money.

Though it may be more secure than 'some' banks its not under the exact same rules.

How bad is Catalina? It's almost Apple Maps bad: MacOS 10.15 pushes Cupertino's low bar for code quality lower still

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Broke just by updating

It broke for me, with the infinite "Setting Up Your Mac..." screen.

Had to Turn Off and On again, just to get it into the OS.



GoDaddy's daddy goes: Chief exec Scott Wagner steps down as hosting biz swings into the red

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Those Renewals

I liked them to begin with, but then the renewal DNS & SSL prices are just silly and made me leave.

They also auto-renew on the 9th month into a 12-month subscription.

WeWork restructuring bites El Reg hacks where it hurts as afternoon brew delayed

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Good Offices

I go there a couple of times a year as my employers have a couple of rooms there.

Cups didn't appear to be an issue on my floor. :-)

What a smashing time, cheer astroboffins: Epic exoplanet space prang evidence eyeballed

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Yep it's earth, the quote was misquoted. :-p

Furious gunwoman opens fire at YouTube HQ, three people shot

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Quoting Dictators in YouTube videos

Hmm, upset woman shoots youtube staff because some videos were delisted because she started quoting that 1930s-40s German Dictator.

Talk about a hot mic: Dodgy Pixel mobe audio lands Google in court

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mine lasted 4 months

My Pixel lasted 4 months before I had to constantly reboot it for voice calls to work.

Morrisons launches bizarre Yorkshire Pudding pizza thing

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Anything goes with Gravy

Nowt rong wi' Yorksha puddings i've bin eytin 'em sin ah wor eur lahl beeam. owt can nip on i' 'em.

Nothing wrong with Yorkshire puddings I've been eating them since I was a little kid. Anything can go in them. Just add gravy. :-)

Well done, UK.gov. You hit superfast broadband target (by handing almost the entire project to BT)

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Re: Maybe

I'm on up to 24Mbps and it's at 18-20 which struggles to stream Netflix.

50Mbps is still slow and i'd called that average as I can get that speed just using 4G on my mobile phone at home and I'm talking rural North Cambridgeshire.

The town I lived in was upgraded to infinity 4 years ago but BT decided not to upgrade the cabinet in the town centre (they only non-infinity location in town)

You get a lawsuit! And you get a lawsuit! And you! Now Apple sued over CPU security flaws

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Apple Joke

What makes me laugh is the thought that a mobile device was 'secure' in the first place.

The moment you install any apps, it's gone forever

Yes, your old iPhone is slowing down: iOS hits brakes on CPUs as batteries wear out

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Not much else you can do

Not much else Apple can do, the phones have a life of 3-4 years before the batteries cycle out.

Irrepalcable parts = obsolescence by design.

Most people replace after 2 years. (or an iSheep at every new iPhone release)

Used iPhone Safari in 2011-12? You might qualify for Google bucks

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why not sue Apple

But Apple track you anyway so I don't really see this as anything but a lawyer cash grab.

If it wasn't for the financial reward I don't think any ios use would be bothered.

Yes, British F-35 engines must be sent to Turkey for overhaul

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Import Duty

And how nice for the Americans were not adding a 200% import tax on the planes.

Azure fell over for 7 hours in Europe because someone accidentally set off the fire extinguishers

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Not all affected

I have about 20 servers running in Azure North Europe.

Strangely none of them went down.

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Re: The insane thing about it is...

But who wants a san attached loud fan blowing server running 24/7 in their home.

Facebook claims a third more users in the US than people who exist

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Per Device

Facebook on Work PC, Facebook on Home PC, Facebook on the laptop, Facebook on Phone.

I'm FOUR people according to Facebook.

Google rushes to curb Oreo's massive appetite for your 4G mobile data

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not an issue with Google Pixel

Can't replicate this problem on my Google Pixel. I'm on EE 4g using WiFi.On

Only used 25MB in this past week on data and 2GB on wifi.

Indian call centre scammers are targeting BT customers

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fake cli

I get these all the time the 'BT Call Blocking' phone can't block the numbers are they use fake caller id that is an actual BT Call Centre number.

Unless it's someone with an English, Welsh, Scottish, or Irish accent I'll just hang up on them.

If it's important they'll post a letter.

Revealed: The naughty tricks used by web ads to bypass blockers

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Thanks for this

WOW thanks for this article, this blocker is great. I've been tired of all the annoying click bait ads

Virgin Media only adds another 127,000 homes to Project Lightning

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Would love to join

Would love to be a customer but they drag their knuckles of giving me an estimate date/year.

Openreach pegs full fibre overhaul anywhere between £3bn and £6bn

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Proportional Payments

And it's copper users who are paying for it.

I'm on a 16Mbit copper ADSL but 20 metres down the street, they get 80Mbits FTTC and they pay 2/3rds the price. And BT said they are not upgrading my address for the foreseeable future. (even though its the only cabinet in town that's left to upgrade)

If I get less bandwidth I SHOULD PAY LESS.

Microsoft founder Paul Allen reveals world's biggest-ever plane

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Re: Not Maetric not interested

662 sharks now that's an impressive number :-)

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Not Maetric not interested

Sorry, but if it's not metric it could be the size of a postage stamp for all I care.

Feet and inches mean nothing to me, thanks to my 1980s UK education.

Cuffing Assange a 'priority' for the USA says attorney-general

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Dog behind a gate

He's like a dog behind a gate, all bark.

If he didn't skip bail and hide in an embassy, no one would remember him.

Is your Windows 10, 8 PC falling off the 'net? Microsoft doesn't care

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Yep ive seen this issue

Out of 30 computers used I've seen 2 that have had this issue recently.

Wouldn't get any IP from DHCP unless I ran ipconfig /renew.

Hard-up Brits 'should get subsidy for 10Mbps'

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10Mbps is practically useless for anyone with more than one PC.

Everyone should have 50Mbps minimum by 2020, we are falling far behind the rest of Europe.

I'm already payin for BT 24Mbps and ive got a friend who gets BT 200Mbps(FTTH) for the same price i pay for mine.

Quantum CPU upstart D-Wave drills into physics simulations to boost vital magnetic shielding

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1 Kelvin does not equal 1000

Where on earth do they pluck these numbers from.

Prime Minister May hints at shaking up Blighty's 'dysfunctional' rural broadband

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No even rural yet

Obviously I'm in a town with a population of 11,000 is not classed as rural.

But welcome to Cambridgeshire, where BT have confirmed to me that they are not doing FTTC for the foreseeable future. But the small villages surrounding my town get Infinity already :-(

Apple seeks patent for paper bag - you read that right, a paper bag

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Patent on TIn design

I'm amazed they haven't tried to get a patent for a Tin. Then they can sue all the Tinned (Canned) food manufactures, for the shape being too similar to a Mac Pro.

Sick of Southern Rail? There's a crowdfunding site for that

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sack em all

Can you just sack the strikers?

Julian AssangeTM to meet investigators in London

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He jumped bail

Unless the UK government can deport him to Ecuador without it being a media circus then Assange is stuck in the embassy to rot.

Assange can only blame himself for his own stupidity.

Apple joins the bug bounty party with $200,000 top prize

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Re: IOS only, invite only...

$200K that's the price of 4 macbooks.

Star Trek Beyond: An unwatchable steaming pile of tribble dung

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I loved the film

I loved the film, i enjoyed it. I rate it 4th behind ST2 ST6 & ST11

Oh dear, Vodafone: Sales dip in UK

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Helps if they have a signal

I was with vodafone for 5 years before i left them.

Never had a good signal pretty much where i lived and worked. Switched to a provider that actually had coverage.

You don't need no STEEENKING GPU, says Intel

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I hope they update the Intel GPU drivers more

It's a great idea, however Intel don't always seem to fix their drivers.

i3 & i5 have some great 'Blank Screen of Death' issues with windows 10.

Blocking ads? Smaller digital publishers are smacked the hardest

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Ads on phones

Ads on webpages on phones are very annoying they fill up the 5" screen and you need a pin to close them. Otherwise closing the ad with your finger you start opening up Google Play, or AppStore.

the youradchoices adverts tend to be particularly annoying. "remember that office chair you looked at 3 months ago?" , "no?" , "well here are more charis for you to look at"

Chap runs Windows 95 on Apple Watch

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Apple users want Windows OS

I always chuckle when i see articles about running Windows on an Apple device.

Apple users want the Windows OS, but Windows users never want Apple OS.

Shock Horror

Cinema boss gives up making kids turn off phones: 'That's not how they live their life'

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Re: Faraday Cage?

I agree,

its not hard to plaster in earthed chicken wire into the walls, instant no signal.

Its hella annoying seeing brightly lit phone screens in the corner of your eye waving about.

ESET blocks news sites

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Quickly fixed

Must only only been there shortly, i never noticed.

Damn well knew it! Seagate has helium drives in its labs

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Re: RE. Vacuum

or just buy any other mobile phone where you can slip in a nice big 1TB microSD card.

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Why can't they just run a low pressure vacuum instead of being filled with a different gas?

Raspberry Pi 3 to sport Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE – first photos emerge

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Not the role its intended for

It's for educational purposes, if you want to use it as a NAS buy a NAS.

BT blames 'faulty router' for mega outage. Did they try turning it off and on again?

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As a BT user

I find this funny living out in the middle of nowhere, the downtime didn't affect me.

Caption this: WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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New alternative to hair removal cream.

Now with a flash. Remove all that annoying body hair and get an instant tan, with this all-in-one appliance.

BT commences trials of copper-to-the-home G.fast broadband tech

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And here i am in a 'Infinity is here' area, and i only get 10Mbps and pay more for the privilege.

Reddit: Gonna SCRUB these TROLLS right outa my hair

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Ahaha, it's always been my impression that Reddit was FOR Trolls.

Business or pleasure? Crucial MX200 and BX100 1TB SSDs

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Re: How about the part that matters?

99% ?

I use multiple crucial drives for my desktop. It is not got a ups back power loss protection is the difference between a just PC powering off and turning it back on again to a full OS re-install after drive corruption.

'Why don't you buy from foreign sites?' asks Commish, snapping on the gloves

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Time & Cost

When ordering I don't want to have to wait for a longer delivery or pay more for shipping.

If you can get it cheaper local, why pay more?

HOLD IT! Last minute gifts for one's nerd minions

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Cloning toaster don't work with like for like disks, the target disk HAS to be bigger :-(