* Posts by Hugo Rune

36 publicly visible posts • joined 8 Oct 2009

Windows keyboards to get a Copilot key – but how quickly will users jump?

Hugo Rune

I prefer Workbench Drawers.

UK voter data within reach of miscreants who hacked Electoral Commission

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"these could be vulnerable people, even people who have had abusive former partners, or maybe people with mental issues"

Nope Just people who tick the box to protect their own privacy and opt out of the public register.

Millions of Gigabyte PC motherboards backdoored? What's the actual score?

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X570 Aorus Elite here.

App centre is just a Norton and Chrome drive-by installer. if you use its recommendations it will also downgrade your graphics driver.

Uninstall and use ebios as a separate stand alone program if necessary.

4chan and other web sewers scraped up into Google's mega-library for training ML

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I don't mind 4chan being used. It is the use of El Reg comments that scares the shit out of me.

(c) Rune

NASA: Yup, thousand-pound meteorite exploded over Texas

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IT Angle

How long?

"A meteorite measuring two-feet-wide hurtled towards Earth at 27,000 miles per hour with an energy equivalent to eight tons of TNT and exploded into pieces over McAllen, Texas."

If you are going to use non metric units please stick to the El Reg standard units.

Samsung slaps processing-in-memory chips onto GPUs for first-of-its-kind supercomputer

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Can it play Crisis?

Amazon has repackaged surveillance capitalism as reality TV

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Re: ...very soon we may be continuously performing for some power that we cannot see...

Thank you very much.. Chief

Mine's the one with The Sprout in the pocket.

UK launches 'consultation' with EU over exclusion from science programs

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Re: Groan….

Self inflicted fucking mess.

Hive to pull the plug on smart home gadgets by 2025

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Re: Thanks for the money but your stuffed.

Thank you. I had a big lunch, and what is an ax?

Reg reader rages over Virgin Media's email password policy

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Yes it is the same e-mail & password combination.

When everyone else is on vacation, it's time to whip out the tiny screwdrivers

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Re: 2nd observation

Thanks for the link. That's my afternoon reading sorted. Working from home, who would have thought it could be so productive.

UK government bows to pressure, agrees to delay NHS Digital grabbing the data of England's GP patients

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Re: >> build a trusted research environment and ensure that data is accessed securely.

"I've now successfully persuaded 6 people to opt out. Now have another 2 months to work on a few more."

Data transfer date has been moved but there is no mention of a change to the opt-out deadline

NHS Digital booking website had unexpected side effect: It leaked people's jab status

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Re: "run vaccine checks on the status of random people with no authentication"

Don't know if I should upvote for the comment or downvote for the two "would of".

Pure frustration: What happens when someone uses your email address to sign up for PayPal, car hire, doctors, security systems and more

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I would just like to let Caroline in Las Vegas know that her neclace is ready at the jewlers, her gym membership is about to auto renew and the Toyota dealer says most people don't say fuck off you conts they just hit unsubscribe.

Master boot vinyl record: It just gives DOS on my IBM PC a warmer, more authentic tone

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Re: Ah, happy memories...

My wonderful local newsagent put a staple right through the track to stop them falling off the cover.

Microsoft to charge $200 for 32 GPU cores, sliver of CPU clockspeed, 6GB RAM, 512GB SSD... and a Blu-Ray player

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Re: will either of them do 4k/60fps?

"Would you like to egregiously insult me for other spurious reasons too?"

I would. Have you noticed that Cederic, Codejunky and Cummings all begin with C and so does C...

UK finds itself almost alone with centralized virus contact-tracing app that probably won't work well, asks for your location, may be illegal

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Re: It is your duty ^D^D^D^D obligation to install the app

"Not green on the app? Sorry, no public transport, no travel outside your neighbourhood. It will be a virtual ankle tag."

I'm sure app 'green' screenshots won't be hard to find.

UK snubs Apple-Google coronavirus app API, insists on British control of data, promises to protect privacy

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Just like the IWF list that is now used for the Pirate Bay et al.

US hands UK 'dossier' on Huawei: Really! Still using their kit? That's just... one... step... beyond

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"You are delusional. Compared to China (forced organ removal, the treatment of the Uyghurs, the situation in Hong Kong) Trump and the US are angels."

Another fool falls for the Trump and Johnson philosophy of two wrongs make a right.

The Six Million Dollar Scam: London cops probe Travelex cyber-ransacking amid reports of £m ransomware demand, wide-open VPN server holes

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Re: What's the future anyway

"always a couple of travellers being ripped off"

That'll be me. Order online, pick up at the airport. I've always had better rates than the high street / M&S, that way. He who has the last laugh...

Is your computer doctor secretly a racist? Two US senators want to find out the truth

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"some heart medications that work on Caucasians will kill Africans."

An Example of race bias. Some Africans are caucasians.

Christmas in tatters for Nottinghamshire tots after mayor tells them Santa's too busy

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Of course santa does not exist.

In the UK we have Father Christmas.

I discovered the world's last video rental kiosk and it would make a great spaceship

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I remember the first VHS tape below £20 was Complete Madness. The only one I ever bought.

It's back: The mercifully normal-looking Moto 360 smartwatch

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Talking toot with Laz

Below £200 and a metal strap would be nice.

Hold on, Booker prize judges - Stob's penned a steampunk hit

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Re: Enjoyed that

I can't stand his books. Too far fetched.

Gas bill climbed £13,000 after correct online reading given

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Is the f on your keyboard phucked?

Stealth Carbon 'efficiency' tax could close UK data centres

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Carbon costs £12 per ton?

A big bag of charcoal costs that in B&Q.

"most carbon in our country comes from ... goods and services"

Can I have mine in diamonds please.

Good points but it's Carbon dioxide

Reg reader applauds World's Crappiest phish

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Not quite as bad but..

Here's one that was waiting for me when I got home from work.

We are pleased to inform you again about your UK NATIONAL LOTTERY

NEW YEAR BONANZA price of £1,000,000.00 Equivalent to=

$1,831,922.00. Usd.

for claim contact:

E-mail: thomasches1@yahoo.com.hk

Phone:+44 702 408 4762


*Name of Winner:





*Email Address:

*Phone no:



*Amount won:.

Yours Truly,

Meerbergen Jef van

Co-ordinator (The Uk National Lottery)

Nice one Jef or Thomas but I won't be paying that price

Doing the maths on Copenhagen

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Chuck another...

....sense of humour on the fire, Rizla

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Turn the heating up

One thing I'm sure of is that methane from steak production is not man made. It comes out of a cows arse.

As for the rest of the article, Bollocks, it's bloody penguin weather out there.

Virgin coughs up digital tech support for clueless users

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@ OH the irony

As HDMI is to DVI so Virgin Digital is to Virgin Media. ie. different.

MS exec gets shot down after 'inaccurate' Windows 7 spiel

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I'm a ?

"Unfortunately this came from a Microsoft employee who was not involved in any aspect of designing Windows 7."

No it was designed by some actors. I know, I've seen the adverts

UK.gov denies innocent will be hit by filesharing regime

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I forgot to record Stargate Universe, which I have paid Sky 1 for through my Virgin Media subscription. So I had to torrent it to be able to watch what I had paid for.

I forgot to record Deep space Nine, which I have paid Virgin 1 for through my Virgin Media subscription. So i had to use TV Catchup it to be able to watch what I had paid for.

Who will explain to my moral compass and the general public why one of these is bad and one is good.

First one to say cos Deep space nine is shit wins a camel's ball or something!

45th Mersenne prime revealed

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#NUM! Entering a formula that produces a number that is too large or too small to be represented in Microsoft Excel

Virgin Media to trial IPTV off-cable network

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"It's a clever choice of location - a very rural area with not very great broadband (5km loop), within spitting distance (across the Tamar) from a biggish city (Plymouth) where VM already have cable broadband plant."

Higher Pill or Pilmere is a high density housing development built after Telewest, or whoerver it was back then, cabled the rest of Saltash. So not very rural. Hatt on the other hand is an Esso Garage and some sheep.

"Off topic but.....great user name :-)" Would you like to buy me lunch?

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So that's what Babcock Networks and VM were doing in the cabinet outside Lidl Saltash on Friday.

Good news as I can only get 1Mb from the BT line.