* Posts by chivo243

3921 posts • joined 10 May 2010

E-scooter fanboy so hyped for Teesside to host UK's first trial

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Scamp, not scooter!

I would never get on one of these maiming machines. I'm just a too old for that crap! Give me 3 wheels and a chair! And a cup holder! For this----->

MIT apologizes, permanently pulls offline huge dataset that taught AI systems to use racist, misogynistic slurs

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Good Job El Reg!

Nice work.

I'm sure "old git" is a term in there, and next to it a photo of me!

Someone must be bricking it: UK govt website for first-time home buyers snapped up for £40,000 after left to expire

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Meh

Re: Some junior management grade messed up...

One shared calendar with early alerts to the date approaching is all it takes. Clearly someone unclear on the concept.

Apple said to be removing charger, headphones from upcoming iPhone 12 series

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Happy

Fitted yes, but connected or used, still a mystery to us all...

Macs, iPhones, iPads to get encrypted DNS – how'd you like them Apples?

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Better late than bleeding edge?

I thought there were reservations regarding DoH? I thought I read here as well.

https://www.theregister.com/2020/02/25/mozilla_turns_on_dns_over_https_by_default_for_usa/

Fintech biz Wirecard folds into insolvency like two pair against a flush. Good luck accessing your chip stack

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Not under the sofa

$2B is a hard pill to swallow, let alone one pill to fake. I would hate to work in the accounting department about now...

Beware the fresh Windows XP install: Failure awaits you all with nasty, big, pointy teeth

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pets and cables!

I replace a charger a week that has had some pet nibbling on it. One user even told us about the pet getting quite a jolt! I hope that pet learned their lesson!

There are DDoS attacks, then there's this 809 million packet-per-second tsunami Akamai says it just caught

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FAIL

Lightbulbs, doorbells\door locks and smart fridges?

Oh, look I got this new doodad! I can connect it to the internet! It was super easy and I didn't need to configure anything! I can control it from anywhere!

Sad truth is so can EVERYBODY else!

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Re: And the next step...

Many years ago, my ISP once blocked my connection, the missus had Win XP at the time.

Faxing hell: The cops say they would very much like us to stop calling them all the time

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Re: I called the cops

I'm from the US when I call home it;s 001 (xxx) xxx- xxxx and when I call the NL from the states it's 011-31(xx) xxx-xxxx What is the 001 and 011??

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Re: 555

The 555 exchange was the imaginary exchange for US TV shows.

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Re: I called the cops

001 = USA

011 = NL

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Fat Finger!

The fingers you are using to mash the keyboard are too large, please consider using a stylus, or the eraser end of a pencil for precise keying, Thanks!

PC printer problems and enraged execs: When the answer to 'Hand over that floppy disk' is 'No'

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Happy

Re: No drivers.

LaserJets! Filled with concrete, a wonderful boat anchor! Workhorses for sure, but we out grew local printers, leasing MFPs now. Still have two or three LJ4700s in speciality offices, how old are they?

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Angel

Re: when a user doubled down ...

I'm going into pottery... custom coffee mugs for all my friends at the bar!

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IT Managers and GateKeepers

Once you get the power, it is hard to share it, or let it go...

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Re: "The IT manager turned up clutching a clipboard"

I'm not an IT manager, but I use a clipboard in lots of situations, namely locations I would never bring a lappy into...

Ex-director cops community service after 5,000-file deletion spree on company Dropbox

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Holmes

more to this story?

Defendant, a director, had access to documents in a in her old partners new company?

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Trollface

Re: Backups? We've heard of them...

yes! only users lose data! So do some Admins, but they'll never admit to it!

By emptying offices, coronavirus has hastened the paperless office

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Not here

People show up just to print and return home

Chrome extensions are 'the new rootkit' say researchers linking surveillance campaign to Israeli registrar Galcomm

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Timely report

I've been trying to get my shop to manage our users extensions, it has had a bit of push back. However we have found that bad extensions are 99% of the problem with Google Meet and Google apps. I know some colleagues read El Reg, this report will catch their eye. Maybe we can move forward now.

Hey is trying a new take on email – but maker complains of 'outrageous' demands after Apple rejects iOS app

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Another App to save us!

As part of my job is to find new and interesting apps, I've seen enough mail apps that promise to save us from email. Just keep searching... Nothing checks enough of the boxes to pass muster.

No Wiggle room: Two weeks after angry bike shop customers report mystery orders on their accounts, firm confirms payment cards delinked

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Devil

colorful body hugging outfits!

Tell me again, which super hero are you supposed to be? I see you got the memo about no Capes!

Ex-eBay security execs among six charged with harassing, threatening bloggers who dared criticize web tat souk

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Coat

Re: Fake pig's head

Rank amateurs, back in the day, waking up with your horses head in bed with you was how the message was sent... Fake pig heads pfft!

Yes, Mario Puzo's coat!

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Headmaster

Rico anyone?

This seems pretty organized. Would this fall under RICO statutes?

Not so nice, we investigated them twice: EU opens double whammy of inquiries into Apple's biz practices

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I know why they take so much - The boxes are tough!

Do you know what it costs to box up any apple product?* I have boxes that 15" powerbooks came in now holding CDs and DVDs, they have survived longer than any plastic bin I bought in the shop. I've moved house 3 times too!

*When shipping, the cool apple box goes in a brown box for security!? They have a serious bill from Georgia Pacific, and we know Apple would never be so generous.

845GB of racy dating app records exposed to entire internet via leaky AWS buckets

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glad I'm done

I used dating "sites" 13 years ago... Not an App!

It looks like you want to browse the internet with Chrome. Would you like help? Maybe try Edge? Please?

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Edge, given an inch

It takes a mile, seems more users are losing out to Edge, wants to read PDFs open links etc. What's next Office Docs?

20 months behind bars for IT support worker who nicked £30k worth of crypto-cash

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Self-employed!

With a record like his, probably tough finding honest work? Might be even harder now! or shall we say in about 20 months...

Couple wrongly arrested over Gatwick Airport drone debacle score £200k payout from cops

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Bozo's in charge

Seems you must graduate from Clown College to get one of these jobs where you can screw up royally, and still not be prosecuted for ignorance... doo doot dooty...

No clown icon, must be in this coat somewhere...

Overload: A one-way ticket to a madman's situation

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Go

I meant to do that!

Would have been a great response!

Facebook's cool with sharing the President's nonsense on its mega-platform – but don't you dare mention 'unionize' in its Workplace app

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I say Onionize Now!

1. Either learn to message in gibberish code,

2. You're smart cookies working at FB! figure out another way to message?

Whatsapp blamed own users for failure to keep phone number repo off Google searches

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use it for work

Yes, there is a whatsapp group for work. I blocked access to the address book\contacts when asked for access.

Someone got so fed up with GE fridge DRM – yes, fridge DRM – they made a whole website on how to bypass it

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so wrong on two counts

1. Buying a GE Smart Fridge??

2. Bothering to get involved on behalf of the smart crowd!

I am totally ready to the Mad Max version of appliances with a twist of Brazil for that unidentifiable flavor.

ZFS co-creator boots 'slave' out of OpenZFS codebase, says 'casual use' of term is 'unnecessary reference to a painful experience'

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Re: experienced any discrimination, hardship or oppression in their personal (...) lives.

+1 For listening to Carlin... Once we remove all of these references, we will forget the reason we had those references, and likely to repeat them again. History is there to remind us of our mistakes, as well as celebrate the positive accomplishments. If all we had was good, when do things stop being good enough? And then what happens?

Wailing Wednesday follows Patch Tuesday as versions of Windows 10 stop playing nicely with plugged-in printers

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Weird things lately... I've had to reinstall network printers on a few Win10 installs, also Edge keeps becoming the default pdf viewer. Not all users experienced the issues.

In Hancock's half-hour, Dido Harding offers hollow laughs: Cake distracts test-and-trace boss at UK COVID-19 briefing

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Re: "......worst death toll in Europe"

Every reporting entity is cooking the books, either intentionally, or because scientific methodology is beyond the elected igits comprehension or scope of caring. Or the standard they follow is much different. This is when the fake newsers advance their agenda. I will concede there are a few countries or regions that have gotten it right, but they are the exceptions.

Bloke rolls up to KFC drive-thru riding horse-drawn cart only to be told: Neigh

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Thank you Wilbur!

Hmm dog shit or horse shit... carnivore shit vs. herbivore shit? I prefer the shove as opposed to a baggie on my hand, thank you...

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Re: @ThatOne

I have a special breed of cat, Hooverupin, she keeps the floor below the counter and stove clean! Human food is up there on her list! I can't prepare food without her underfoot. Maybe she's part hobbit?

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Re: WTF?

Pizza bad for you? Nonsense! All food groups are in there, grains, veg, dairy, meats(all kinds) and even fruit, don't forget our friend the tomato!

But like anything excess is the killer, just like a deep dish double meat lovers with double cheese...

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Headmaster

Ubbereats?

Sorry... why would anybody use one of these services with Ronny or the Colonel? Double the price and half the warmth? Nothing quite like a cold QP w\cheese to turn your stomach.

NASA shoves Astrobotic $199.5m to sling water-hunting VIPER trundlebot at Moon

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Alien

Yes, there's ice on the moon.

i just finished reading this... Is NASA late to the game?

https://www.space.com/moon-ice-first-lunar-resource-solar-power.html

'One rule for me, another for them' is all well and good until it sinks the entire company's ability to receive emails

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chrome tabs!

I can't tell you how many times I've told users having 50 or 60 chrome tabs open kills your system, just like Frank "I need them all!! Pfft!

You know Facebook has an image problem when major nonprofits start turning down donations over political lies

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Re: stop using it

and may well be a complete pack of porkies. Or not!

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Money Talks

the same language it ever has, and hot air walks.... jungle something... Upton or Axel?

Frenchman scores €50k compensation for suffering 'bore-out' at work after bosses gave him 'menial' tasks

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Full day for a Frenchman?

I had to buy some supplies – a few sheets of paper – and then my day was over."

Disclaimer, the missus is French...

Beer as there is no glass of wine for the French!

An Internet of Trouble lies ahead as root certificates begin to expire en masse, warns security researcher

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I saw one today!

Too bad we can't post pix (yet??) here on El Reg, I read this story earlier in the afternoon, and after that I had to help a user with a different issue, but there it was plain as day a microsoft domain complaining of a cert gone out of style! Gladly it was on a citrix session to some other poor sap's network, and not my worry!

MacOS on Arm talk intensifies: Just weeks from now, Apple to serve up quarantini with Kalamata golive, reportedly

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Linux

Is this the year of Apple on ARM?

I couldn't resist! I wish I had a coat for the penguin!

Yet another beefy BSOD spotted lurking within the walls of US patty pusher

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Windows

Looks like a Matrix bork?

It's painful to see a display abused in that way. Why?

Smart fridges are cool, but after a few short years you could be stuck with a big frosty brick in the kitchen

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No appliance in my house

Should be smarter than I am... nor should it be able to access the intertubes.

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