* Posts by Andy Tunnah

255 posts • joined 24 May 2007


Belgian parliament halts China Uyghur 'genocide' debate after DDoS smashes ISP offline

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Re: Not a bot whenever Yin is entertaining Yang

I bet you recite your posts to yourself in the mirror

Apple reportedly planning to revive the MagSafe charging standard with the next lot of MacBook Pros

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"no matter how much you moan"

Yeah but I feel like if I keep doing it, it might just work. It's not worked yet but that's no reason to quit.

5 months later, 37.7% of Windows 10 PCs are running the May 2020 Update... Wait, people are still on 1809?

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Re: Understandable

I don't believe it's the version I strongly believe it's the update combined with the ecosystem I run. It's just too many moving parts and too many interconnected thingybobs to then do an upgrade on a moving train ya know ?

I'll wipe and install the newest version. Then next year I'll wipe and do it again. It's about 2-3h out of my day once a year so when worked out like that it's not that big of a thing.

Plus the feeling of a fresh system with zero bloat can't really be beaten.

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Only this week I moved to the latest from 1709, because it was stable, and I'm not a fan of change, and more importantly I trust windows updates as much as a fart while sick.

And immediately regretted it. Messed up so many things, a lot of things no longer work, and am looking at doing a full system wipe and redo at the weekend.

I don't think I've ever done a big windows update without it going titsup in some way that made it not worth the effort.

Third time's still the charm: AMD touts Zen-3-based Ryzen 5000 line, says it will 'deliver absolute leadership in x86'

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Re: Why skip a number series?

4000 are APUs, they split em off to make a clear line, instead of mixing it up.

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Re: How long will it take

They could come out with 100% IPC games and I'd still feel chuffed with my 3700X. I can't think of a single thing that would make me not think it was the best CPU I'd ever bought, in the sense of the gains I achieved vs the one before it, and how much more "breathing space" it gave me doing..well, everything!

Plus because I was previously using Intel it's so nice using a chip that has such a reasonable TDP that I can have my fans ticking along at 200rpm at idle, and barely audible under load.

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Watch the gap!

Unsure why but they've left out the 5700X that will surely fit in the gap between the 5600 and 5800 much like the 3700X did, and much like that it'll be the absolute sweet spot of price and performance.

AMD can't seem to do no wrong in the CPU space and I do take a certain joy in Intel getting a good kicking considering all the years of lacklustre and overpriced chips they flogged; I had a 2700K from 2011, wanted to upgrade it for years but every new Intel was a fart's worth of performance increase for a shite load more power usage, with TDPs so far off actual power draw that overclocking ends up needing you to just patch right into the local transformer, so seeing AMD come back around, with TDPs that have the same number of digits as the actual power draw, the 3700X was a legitimately exciting upgrade. If I need another one before the decade is out I'll be very surprised!

Now to wait on those new Radeons, because considering nvidia's previous gen pricing and power usage, (30% increase of performance for 50 bloody percent more money?!), the only reason they bestowed us such a heavy performer as the 3080, and as thirsty as it is, is because they are aware of the capabilities of the new Radeons. The 3080 was a 1200 quid card, easy, if nvidia weren't scared of what's on the horizon.

It might be a right balls up of a year but if you're going to be in lockdown you might as well have some fantastic looking games while in there!

Russian hacker, described as 'brilliant' by judge, gets seven years in a US clink for raiding LinkedIn, Dropbox

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Nice opening

A Russian scumbag ? Really ?

Corsair's K70 MK.2 does nothing a cheaper keyboard can't, but the steep price gets you top-notch components

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Re: Keep it down

Jesus you sound insufferable. Miserable sod, let people have their shiny things.

Cops called to Singapore golf club after 'wrongdoers' use scripts to book popular timeslots

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If you use scripting or automation to circumvent what is supposed to be human based interaction and data entry that is absolutely misuse. Just because they don't have protections in place to prevent it doesn't mean it's open season.

I know this is a leap so far I've practically already broken my legs and popped my knees, but it feels very much like "if it wasn't locked they can't complain someone let themselves in"

That being said there is definitely a certain "ha, deserved" to know a bunch of rich gits got done over by a bunch of BOFHs

So long, Top Gun... AI software waxes US F-16 pilot's tail 5-0 during virtual dogfight drills

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I know the usual thing is to make skynet jokes and be all gloomy about the rise of the machines, but I can't. This is just INCREDIBLE.

How far AI is coming and mow well we're doing in automation just puts a big smile on my face. Technology feels like it moves along at a snail's pace nowadays, considering we've mastered everything; there's no more revolutions, just evolution. But AI feels like a new frontier where we can make massive impressive strides and I am LOVING it.

We have bad news for non-US Microsoft fans: The incoming Surface Duo is underspecced, overpriced, and over there

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Even the most hardy fanboys won't want this.

That isn't even midrange spec, that is some entry level hardware there. And combined with that price, you'd have to be short in the head to go for it.

What a joke.

HTC breaks with tradition to push out 2 phones someone might actually want to buy

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I'll take the "small" one

Why are phones so obsessed with being enormous. I've got an S7 currently, and while it needs an upgrade (it's definitely getting crippled software size; fingerprints take ages, wireless constantly needs turning off and on, all gremlins I reckon they've put in) all phones seem to come with screens so big you need a bloody handbag just to carry em around.

Anything over 6" feels like a waste (giggidy)

Some Brits reckon broadband got worse after lockdown – but that's just what happens when you're online 12 hours straight

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Re: Unfortunately

"When was the last time all living humans were on Earth simultaneously?" you do realise this is a real question ? Astronauts, eejit.

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Er not quite

My life is exactly the same as it was pre-COVID, and the internet has gotten worse. Hell they dropped the speed a good chunk, from 60mbit down to 40mbit on a good day. But I put it down to them slowing down speeds to maintain better performance across the board with everyone at home. But ya, the internet is way WAY worse (I get dropped connections several times a week now, instead of the weeks on end with no drops like previous)

Equifax finally coughs up the money for its 2017 monster hack… to the banks for having to cancel your cards

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Re: Business as usual

Why wouldn't they carry on as normal ? Not like they have any incentive to do otherwise. It's a joke. A horrible, rotten, soul crushing joke, the way US regulates its industries.

Huawei unfolds latest shot at the phone-tablet hybrid with reinforced hinge and reassuringly Xs-sive price

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Uh oh

I smell a lawsuit. No way in HELL Apple are gonna let this fly. I know Chinese companies tend to play fast and loose with copyright and trademark infringement, but this is beyond the pale. I mean really, just copying Apple's pricing policy like that ? Shameless.

Take it Huawei, Pai: Senate passes bill to rip 'dodgy' kit from rural telcos

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Uh oh

<wrong thread. How do I delete a comment>

Remember that clinical trial, promoted by President Trump, of a possible COVID-19 cure? So, so, so many questions...

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Re: The most important statement in the whole article.

Not only do they not care that he's naked, they're envious of it, as they wish they got to be naked too.

Trump supporters don't care what he says or does. They're on his "side" because they view this as a very simple thing - a culture war. And he's their guy. Doesn't matter what else happens, at the end of the day he's attacking "them", and as long as he keeps on their side, he can't do no wrong.

We’ve had enough of your beach-blocking shenanigans, California tells stubborn Sun co-founder: Kiss our lawsuit

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Re: Academics

lol, because of all the violent raping he'll undergo!

Fucking hell mate that's a right knee slapper of a joke.

Ex from Hell gets six years for online stalking, revenge pics campaign against two women

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Re: My guess, he's lucky to be alive

Er excuse me but you wanna wind it back a bit there ? Absolutely allow nude pics. Allow nude videos. Record you doing whatever the hell you want, and share them with a partner, add some spice in your life. Give em a surprise at work, give em a surprise out on a do, give em a surprise while they're taking a dump. Raunch from your partner is fantastic, and I am firmly against this climate of "well you shouldn't have taken em in the first place". No, let's just start stringing up the sick bastards who put em out to the wider world by their danglies.

Radio nerd who sipped NHS pager messages then streamed them via webcam may have committed a crime

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If you leave your house unlocked and someone burgles you, it's still a crime, you walnut.

In a touching show of solidarity with the NBA and Blizzard, Apple completely caves to China on HK protest app

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Lemme just pop my tinfoil hat on and...

OK so

> that the app was being used maliciously to target individual officers for violence and to victimize individuals and property where no police are present.

This line made me more suspicious than usual. I had a very tinfoil-flavoured thought on the matter. What if, realising the bad publicity this would cause, Apple and the Chinese police/army (same thing really at this point) came to an agreement wherein they would stage incidents to warrant the removal of the app. Apple looks like they're protecting cops, China has "examples" of HK citizenry attacking police, which could be then further spun into action against HK protesters.

I'll admit it's a bit out there, but considering how many tricks China is pulling with planting protesters and instigating situations to soften the impact of their violent responses. Hell, at the moment are there even any actual HK citizens in the HK police ? Because it sure seems like the current crop of HK "police" seem very..army'ish

The '$4.4m a year' bug: Chipotle online orders swallowed by JavaScript credit-card form blunder

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Why the 'tude my dude ?

It's a problem for both the website AND the autofill system. The autofill system should detect that it's a 2 character limit and therefore put in the last 2.

And I think the number is a good one. The amount of times I've been ordering unnecessary stuff, and the slight roadblock makes me cancel the whole thing. From big bags of biltong from prime, to just random crap on ebay. That minor setback is a great test to see if you actually want it enough to..ergh..check out the order manually.

GIMP open source image editor forked to fix 'problematic' name

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I guess I never made that connection. I've called people a gimp, don't get me wrong, but I've never linked Gimp and gimp. Weird how that works.

And I'm not saying that in a sarky way. I'm actually OK with all of this. Like we stopped using spacker, and other insults to people's physical well being. If all I have to do to stop a person feeling insulted, is change 1 word, it feels like literally the least effort I could make.

Glimpse makes it sound like a Chinese knock off though

Boffins ready to go live with system that will track creatures great and small from space

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Keep an eye on facebook

When the inevitable crossing of PETA and eejits who think radio waves cause cancer happens, it's gonna be something crazy.

Tech jocks tell Trump: Tariff tiff with China will not achieve what you think it will achieve

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Re: RE: "lower middle class and working class people..."

>How does the trade war -- the retaliatory tariffs imposed by China -- help American companies? Don't they shrink the American market share by making Chinese consumers prefer non-American products?

The way I heard it said by someone smarter than me is that it's a stealth tax. Trump talks big about punishing China, but the tariffs aren't paid by China they're paid by US consumers, and it basically becomes a tax that disproportionately affects the working class - 25% tax on the essentials, and run of the mill appliances and items will never be felt by anyone who earns a good wage. But working class folks have a real risk of bleeding over it.

It's raising billions extra off the middle class, and his base eats it up because it's labelled as punishing the foreigners

Timely Trump tariffs tax tech totally: 25 per cent levy on modems, fiber optics, networking gear, semiconductors…

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He's basically introduced a new tax. His base will eat it up, all the while paying a bit more for a LOT of things. And it's the poorest who get more

Key to success: Tenants finally get physical keys after suing landlords for fitting Bluetooth smart-lock to front door

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Re: Terms and Conditions and Conditions and Conditions...

You're less sticking it to the man and fucking over a driver.

I know we're all mostly joking around here, but just in case anyone gets a bright idea - don't take up a driver's time by going over T&Cs. You're not doing anything except stopping that lad earning, as they get paid per parcel, and have less than zero control over..well, anything.

Using a free VPN? Why not skip the middleman and just send your data to President Xi?

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Re: "at least you know who the owners are"

>Do you trust someone whose money come from utterly exploiting people?

You do realise how incredibly insulting that statement is to adult entertainment working women, right ?

'DerpTroll' derps into plea deal, admits DDoS attacks on EA, Steam, Sony game servers

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10 years ?

Didn't a guy just get 2 years for literally killing a young lass via food allergy ?

Imagine getting a 5x longer sentence for slightly inconveniencing gamers.

Six lawsuits against FCC's 5G idiocy – that $2bn windfall for telcos – is bundled into one appeals court sueball

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I love Republicans

They're just absolutely shameless. They claim to be all about small government, less federal interference, but the moment the profits of one of their corporate masters' is threatened, they're all up in that.

And the line "and the FCC claims this will free up billions of dollars that the telcos will then invest back into building out the network." genuinely made me laugh out loud.

Microsoft has signed up to the Open Invention Network. We repeat. Microsoft has signed up to the OIN

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Re: Android?

I read that as tittybonk

The grand-plus iPhone is the new normal – this is no place for paupers

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Even for apple tax, this is vile

Around a quid a gig to go from 256 to 512. What in the everloving shit.

By gum, that's chewy: Samsung's NF1 fattens M.2 card capacity with wider gumstick format

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Dear lord

I know I don't need it, I know I have no need for it, and would never even hit the performance limit. But by God I want one.

Super Cali health inspectors: Tesla blood awoke us

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Re: "Tesla should be ashamed of itself. "

Why does it suggest that ? People respond differently to different things. Some people get arsey or angry when they're falsely accused, some people do it when they're accurately accused. Their prickly response, imo, shows a human being angry because of quite damaging accusations against the business they love working for. But that's just me

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You're the one bracketing em with ISIS, KKK, et al. The rest of us know extremism has different applications.

Looking to nab Nvidia's GeForce chips? You need cash and patience

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Re: Not the best timing

Haha aww you're a good soul mate, will get me a large kebab with that!

Make it 6 quid so I can have a can of vimto too

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Not the best timing

I'm really broke atm, things are going terribly. But just before this started I was lucky enough to get myself a 1080Ti (got it on release date, buggers even tacked on an extra 20 quid because "we've had to let a lot of people down holding this for you"), and I tell ya, it's getting more and more tempting to flog it. 4K gaming is beautiful, and my health is the cause of my woes, which means I have just..all the free time. Which I play games with. If I sell this a GTX670 would be my replacement. Nevermind low settings, most games won't even bloody run.

I've had more than a few msgs on Reddit from people offering me £800, £900 cash in hand for it. It's an absolute bloody nightmare. I might be the only person ever to be gutted that his graphics card is still the best out there.

Mum? Dad? Can I have a 3D XPoint disk for my birthday?

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What is the market for these

The reason you got PCIe is because SATA isn't cutting it, or you just wanna show off. You pay the premium for the extra speed it offers, for your games or software.

I can't imagine anyone wanting to pay a premium for such a tiny SSD. Well, unless Apple decide to brand them and make them essential for the mac experience..

Microsoft says 'majority' of Windows 10 use will be 'streamlined S mode'

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How generous!

When you buy a complete version of W10, they'll let you go back to that version without charging you. Does their largess know no bounds?!

Hypersonic nukes! Nuclear-powered drone subs! Putin unwraps his new (propaganda) toys

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Re: Little reactors?

I LOVE how you tailor your CV to every thread on el reg. Honestly, reading your fantastical comments are my fave part of these forums. You try to baffle us with brilliance, and you just end up blinding yourself with bullshit.

I LOVE it.

Bright idea: Make H when the Sun shines, and H when it doesn't

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Re: Molten salt ?

God damnit that is a quality pun @a pressbutton

Careful with the 'virtual hugs' says new FreeBSD Code of Conduct

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Re: It's not rocket surgery

Ah Bob, you're so reliable. You're like a Japanese train for opinions expressed as facts.

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It's not rocket surgery

Don't initiate physical greetings or placations with strangers/people you barely know, it's weird, INCREDIBLY weird. Virtual or not, the people you're doing it to picture it happening.

Go hug your bloody Mam instead, she'd welcome it.

And lo! Crypto-coins came unto the holy land. And the wise decreed they must all be taxed

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Re: This post has been deleted by a moderator

I reported your disgusting post, for calling Jews sub-prime people, and just being an abhorrent shit when talking about Israel.

Your comment was the first register post which made me legitimately angry. Maybe try venting your views in public, to real people, see how well that goes. But you won't, because you're a racist coward.

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So how's this gonna work ?

At what price do you pay tax ? When you bought them or when you sold them ? If the former, how will they stop people from saying "oh these ? I traded 6000 for a can of Coke years ago!". Or do people pay it when they sell them, which will make trading them a ballache

Oi, force Microsoft to cough up emails on Irish servers to the Feds, US states urge Supremes

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Re: Change "email" with "money"...

>Change "email" with "money"...

... and you see the same should apply to money stored offshore.

Doesn't work. It's more like if a US bank had overseas branches. The US courts should still be allowed to compel the company to reveal account info. They're not physically asking for the money to be moved, they're asking to see the balance.

I could understand if the crim used a different provider, one that wasn't a US-based company. But it's generally understood that even though you're using a worldwide accessible service, you're accessing the "local" version.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the courts being in Microsoft's favour. It's just, rationally, I find it hard to support

Twitter's blue tick rule changes may lower the sueball barrier

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That stock photo

Looks like someone just accused her of farting.

Ads watchdog tells Plusnet: There's no way unlimited business broadband costs £4.50

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A customer tends to mean a single purchase, consumer means obligation



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