* Posts by Colonel Mad

108 posts • joined 18 Aug 2009


Mirror mirror on the wall, why will my mouse not work at all?

Colonel Mad

Re: problems getting started

One of those dy branded jobs then?

Browse mode: We're not goofing off on the Sidebar of Shame and online shopping sites, says UK's Ministry of Defence

Colonel Mad

Re: world's biggest English-language news website

I expect the traffic was casued by pop-ups.

Mayday! Mayday! The next Windows 10 update is finally on approach to a PC near you

Colonel Mad

Re: Just wait

Mine's already running it, apparently!

At the Supreme Court, Morrisons pops data breach liability win into its trolley – but it's not a get-out-of-compo free card for businesses

Colonel Mad

At Last

The Supreme Court doing law, not politics, makes a change!

'Unfixable' boot ROM security flaw in millions of Intel chips could spell 'utter chaos' for DRM, file encryption, etc

Colonel Mad

Old stuff

There is some advantage to having slightly older kit:, phew, have I escaped?

Firefox now defaults to DNS-over-HTTPS for US netizens and some are dischuffed about this

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Enabled in the UK

I have just looked at my settings here in MK, (I'm with Now TV) and DOH is enabled?

So you locked your backups away for years, huh? Allow me to introduce my colleagues, Brute, Force and Ignorance

Colonel Mad

Some people don't realize they are talking to the right person

LastPass stores passwords so securely, not even its users can access them

Colonel Mad

I'm alright Jack

My, paid for service seems OK.

BOFH: You brought nothing to the party but a six-pack of regret

Colonel Mad

The Conversation

I just love these.

Firefox 72: Floating videos, blocking fingerprints, and defeating notification pop-ups

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Installed yesterday, updated today

How do you ascertain user acceptability if you keep killing off the users?

Colonel Mad

Dear Joan


Careful with that Axe, Eugene: Excessive use of body spray causes school bus evacuation

Colonel Mad

Re: First one I thought of.

Or Halifax?


PSA: You are now in the timeline where Facebook and pals are torn a new one by, er, Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen

Colonel Mad

Re: not quite

The Daily Mail?

Mandatory electronic prescriptions was the easy bit in NHS paperless plans

Colonel Mad


We have System Online from TPP, it's rubbish and confusing for older, less IT savvy patients, the Phone and tablet interface is the worst piece of software I have ever used.

The time a Commodore CDTV disc proved its worth as something other than a coaster

Colonel Mad

Re: I don't do this anymore. I feel much better now.

I once had an entire 100,000 sq ft office block wired up with wall sockets for my cleaners to use, as they kept unplugging equipment from the floor boxes, (To be fair it was during a refurb to install a raised floor & air conditioning) In the meantime all critical equipment was fitted with red MK plug tops.

Reach out for the healing hands... of guru Dabbs

Colonel Mad


Dabbsy, you are honoured, the Editor has finally noticed that you are occasionally absent.

Having bank problems? I feel bad for you son: I've got 25 million problems, but a bulk upload ain't one

Colonel Mad

Re: "the bank's reputation would be left in 'tatters' "

Mm, not sure about that, I had an issue with my Nationwide mortgage!

UK's internet registry prepares a £100m windfall for its board members – and everyone else will pay for it

Colonel Mad


Thanks for the heads up, what a shower!

Thought Macbooks were expensive? Dell UK unveils the 7 meeeellion pound laptop

Colonel Mad


Oh yes, there's VAT as well!, order it and claim it back?

Colonel Mad

Hang on

It's still that price at 13:15

The Great British Curry: Put down the takeaway, you're cooking tonight

Colonel Mad


Can I recommend "Golden Curry" cubes for a quick Katsu style curry.

On the first day of Christmas, Microsoft gave to me... an emergency out-of-band security patch for IE

Colonel Mad

Re: "MS have pulled the advisories"

KB4483235 reset my search engine to Bing, I now can't find my arse with both hands!

Sudden Windows 10 licence downgrades to forced Xcode upgrades: The week at Microsoft

Colonel Mad

Re: Cool that Amazon and Microsoft support LGBT

Try asking them " Hey Girls, whats cooking" and see where you get.

Nikola Tesla's greatest challenge: He could measure electricity but not stupidity

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Great article.

Shift-work: Keyboards heaped in a field push North Yorks council's fly-tipping buttons

Colonel Mad

Cor, that was funny!

Silent running: Computer sounds are so '90s

Colonel Mad

The Long Firm

Have you spoken to Mrs Dabbs about this?

Which? That smart home camera? The one with the vulns? Really?

Colonel Mad

Normal for Which!

Anyone with a bit of actual knowledge and experience can always find flaws in Which! recommendations

Microsoft resurfaces Surface kit alongside Windows 10 update

Colonel Mad

Version 1809

Dowloading now

Haven't updated your Adobe PDF software lately? Here's 85 new reasons to do it now

Colonel Mad


TV Licensing admits: We directed 25,000 people to send their bank details in the clear

Colonel Mad

Re: So, where's the fine from the ICO?

The ICO are only required to take action if a BREACH was not notified within 72 hours.

Milton Keynes: Come for roundabouts, stay for near-gigabit broadband

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Milton Keynes

There are City Fibre bits & bobs in the pavement on my walk to the Pub, not noticed them on the way back.

Surprise! VAT, customs likely to get a bit trickier in a Brexit no-deal world

Colonel Mad


From working in the transport business, it seems that many UK companies are already hopeless at exporting, management clearout required.

Boss helped sysadmin take down horrible client with swift kick to the nether regions

Colonel Mad


Be dull without you, all the best, hope the new person measures up.

What if tech moguls brewed real ale?

Colonel Mad

Going, Thanks

Every step you take: We track you for your own safety, you know?

Colonel Mad


Perhaps the Editor would like a tracker on Dabbsy, just to see if he's close to filing his copy!

Colonel Mad

Re: This will work...

Or worse?

Are your IoT gizmos, music boxes, smart home kit vulnerable to DNS rebinding attacks? Here's how to check

Colonel Mad


Did you test that? No, I thought you tested it. Now customers have it and it doesn't work

Colonel Mad

Re: The Smell....

Trangia (Camping Stove)

Is your smart device a bit thick? It's about to get a lot worse

Colonel Mad

Re: Is your smart device a bit thick?

I have a Post Hole Digger!

Colonel Mad

Marc Almond also released Jacques Brel's' Jacky, originally sung by Scott Walker, another great song banned by the BBC at the time.

Want to know what an organisation is really like? Visit the restroom

Colonel Mad

Re: We need some ...

Leather isn't tanned in piss for no reason

Colonel Mad


One of my special indicators was a parking space reserved for Employee of the Month outside the front door

Dido queen of carnage steps down from TalkTalk

Colonel Mad


Sorry missed this headline earlier, best ever!

Windows 10 Springwatch: See the majestic Microsoft in its natural habitat, fixing stuff the last patch broke

Colonel Mad

Here we go again

One wonders what this organ would become if there wasn't some low hanging fruit for the commentards to sink their teeth into.

Chrome 66: Get into the bin, auto-playing vids and Symantec certs!

Colonel Mad

Security Certificates

Some of us, ahem, have had the devils own job of getting our organisations to renew them, mine got sorted yesterday afternoon, I had to resort to the whistleblowing process.

Windows 10 Spring Creators Update team explains the hold-up: You little BSOD!

Colonel Mad

Springwatch - Brill!

It's April 2018, and we've had to sit on this Windows 10 Spring Creators Update headline for days

Colonel Mad

but it's nice to know Microsoft isn't just knowingly shipping broken code, WTF!

El Reg needs you – to help build an automated beer-transporting robot

Colonel Mad

It's clear that some commentators are not taking this seriously enough, however I do think that we need a site visit to fully understand the problems that need to be overcome, and we need to examine very closely the types of beer served and the containers used, I suggest you invite the readership to join you in said watering hole and buy them all a beer

Wish you could log into someone's Netgear box without a password? Summon a &genie=1

Colonel Mad

"We'd also like to thank Netgear for their responsive and communicative product security incident response team team. It's obvious that their participation in bug bounties has helped them improve their internal process for addressing issues like these." ®

Forget cyber crims, it's time to start worrying about GPS jammers – UK.gov report

Colonel Mad

Re: Didn't we have such a system?

There was Decca as well.



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