* Posts by BillyIdol

18 posts • joined 2 Aug 2010

Why the UK is unlikely to get an adequacy determination post Brexit


Re: Hard cases

The cat thing was -- and I'm not making this up -- disproved a long time ago https://www.theguardian.com/law/2011/oct/04/theresa-may-wrong-cat-deportation

The EU might need reformed, but printing myths isn't going to help.

Patch now: VMware Tools for Windows root holes fixed in update


CBT Backups also still a problem

The latest ESX update also includes another attempt at fixing the CBT backups corruption issue, as well as the security issue.

More info: http://kb.vmware.com/selfservice/microsites/search.do?language=en_US&cmd=displayKC&externalId=2135115

Patch NOW: VMware vCenter, ESXi can be pwned via your network


Oh Dear

VMWare really are taking the Microsoft approach to QA recently. At what point did they not test something as fundamental as deleting a snapshot...? Consolidating VMs is a cornerstone of VMWare and yet they managed to mess that up.

Last year ESX 6.0 was having CBT corruption issues too, rather than vendors, and I'm including all of them, even Linux Distros, pushing out shiny new features, they ought to put at least some effort into regression testing and basic functionality between versions.

No anon pr0n for you: BT's network-level 'smut' filters will catch proxy servers too


This week's chocolate ration

Isn't it funny how call me Dave visits China, and within days of landing back on Airstrip one, we have a gradual scope and function creep of a system which would make North Korea blush.

Still, it's for the best said the Eton educated millionaire. Otherwise, how can I make all these Daily Fail readers vote for me?

In a statement, Mumsnet defended the action saying that this year's harvest had been a record and all citizens should rejoice.

Icon, because I really thought it would have ended like the other film from 1984...

UK's chief procurement officer quits for COO post at recruitment firm


The revolving door from the civil service continues

Jim Hacker would be proud.

That's me putting my Yes Minister DVDs in my pockets.

MP blasts 'ineffective' games regulation


Mr Vaz

To paraphrase Private Eye:

What kind of society lets MPs to operate without consideration for Violent Video Games?

Picture of me getting my coat, before inflation makes it to expensive to do that.

.Scot campaign seeks UK Gov backing


@AC 12:35

> The Scottish people deserve all they get for voting these imbeciles in to power and (as someone

> born in Scotland) I for one would not give two hoots if the country goes down the toilet, my skills > will be in demand down south and elsewhere anyway.

Born in Scotland, then like the rest of the UK, you will know that not all the Scots voted for the Scottish Nose Pickers. Myself included.

I would agree that Scotland is a joke with the SNP in charge of the executive, but then, what's the alternative for the UK or Scotland.

Meet the new boss... Same as the old boss... Where have I heard that before...?

Picture is for Salmond picking our pockets

Rebekah Brooks quits - Murdoch accepts this time

Paris Hilton

@Private Eye

They said she has been embarking on a serious course of Ugandan Discussions in order to bring a junior hacker into the world. Whether or not she does might be a different story...

I'm sure we can read all about it in the News of the Screws... oh wait....

Paris, because I mentioned discussing Uganda and there isn't an Idi Amin icon.


@Elliot Carver

It was based on Ruert Maxwell, but it looks like a load of fat cheques have been handed out anyway...

Beer, because this forum has turned into Private eye

Hunt refers News Corp/BSkyB bid to Competition Commish


@dear Australia

He is now an Aussie-American as he had to become a US citizen to own TV channels there.

As for the ConDems, like Thatcher and Tony Blair before them, we all know who the real pupper master is...

Rebeka-ka-ka-ka-ka-kah must have some good dirt on them, or perhaps they made an error of judgement and really didn't mean to cause all these problems

Beer, because there's no Glenda Slagg icon.

Moderatrix kisses the Reg goodbye

Paris Hilton

So long, farewell, auf Wiedersehen, adieu

All the best. After the subversion comment, things won't be the same:


...And on and on and on and Ariston.

Paris, because.... Just for old times' sake!

Explosion in iPad factory kills two, injures more

Paris Hilton

That's capitalism for you

We all want cheap goods, (myself included) so incidents such as this in cheap sweatshops where the elf and safety culture does not exist will continue.

Capitalism is the Lewinsky of democracy. Although this is a communist country, the Chinese are feeding the West's appetite for cheap goods. It's not just Apple who use these sweatshops, but it seems to be made worse by the fact Apple products seem to be a bit pricier than other manufacturer's items.

Paris... Because there isn't a Monica Lewinsky icon.

NoTW offers apologies, 'regret' over phone hacks

Paris Hilton

Yeah right....

To quote the song, you're not sorry, you're sorry you were caught.

And this is the man who has UK Gov in his pocket. Liverpool had the right idea after Kelvin's TRUTH turned out to be, well, a load of lies.

Paris, because, it's Friday and we're talking about breaching privacy. Some Ms Hilton is all to familiar with given her video and blackberry indiscretions...

Virgin extends 100Mb/s broadband reach

Paris Hilton

100MB Capacity

Instead of offering ridiculous "super fast" broadband, perhaps they could use the added capacity to give people the speed they want without any bandwidth caping...? I'm on 10MB which isn't slow by any means, but come 5PM you slow down to 100K a second as every man/woman/dog/etc is trying to get on and and do their thing.

I'm going to try the VM model on my customers: Yes, you paid me for IT support, but during peak demand, I'm going to cap your support requests from unlimited down to 2 per year.

Paris: With all the female referee news... Even she has more brains than Andy Gray.

Windows hits 25

Paris Hilton

We've come a long way, but there's still annoyances

This reminds me of times gone past. From battling with EMM386 to having to BUY a TCP/IP stack for Windows (Chameleon) right through to the vastly improved Server core 2008.

I still have some gripes of course; Windows 7 has removed the classic start menu. This is a big deal for some of the older people I help with PCs. You can call them stubborn, ignorant, annoying whatever, but the fact still remains that they don't want too much of a change. I can add a classic menu, but "it's just not the same" in their words.

As for server editions, Powershell and the Exchange Management shell are excellent. Finally having some REAL power is a good thing when business demands exchange server over Linux, but having the ability to run exchange on server core would make it much better. Don't see that happening anytime soon.

For the record, I'm a Windows/Linux admin day to day. Not an M$ fanboi, but credit where it is due.

Paris, because her emails would be worth monitoring for "quality assurance purposes".

iAds to flood UK iPhones, iPads


Bindun in 1986

Adverts on a music playing device? I'm sure someone did that before... Oh yes! Sigue Sigue Sputnik. They also had Studio Line from L'Oreal although in this case, I can see how it might make a change from Job's constant whining.

For the younger members: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sigue_Sigue_Sputnik

Granted this is for apps, but still along the same lines. Then of course, you may end up paying more for those adverts because the are iAdverts.

Flames as I'm betting the Apple fanbois won't appreciate the sarcasm!

Fox News outs Beatles as 'Manchester's favorite mopheads'

Paris Hilton


I think Faux News have confused the original scouse mop heads with the tribute band called Oasis from Manchester. Easy mistake to make, after all that beacon of democracy also told us Bush won 2 elections...

Paris, because we will still be making jokes when the members of Oasis as old as the surviving Beatles are now.

ITV preps pay TV service

Paris Hilton

ITV Pay Per View

This would be the same ITV which regularly adds an extra advert break to shows such as The Sweeney (which has 2 advert breaks catered for in the original transmission) thereby cynically cutting the important parts out of shows...? Yes, this is the same ITV which thinks we actually enjoy shows starting at 3 minutes past the hour, then going for a break after 6 minutes.

We all knew this was going to happen. The Tories had to promise the Murdoch empire something, and the recent relaxing of TV rules is the start of this. Jeremy Hunt is now waffling on about the BBC being a subscription service, which is music to the ears of news corp.

After ITV got rid of World in Action and replaced it with Trever McDonald's dumbed down rubbish, ITV could never recover. Adverts "accidentally" inserted during live TV, well they do that in America too, so why not here...?

"The Dream that died" is a good book if you want to know why ITV collapsed in a pile of its own brown matter.

I'll stick to downloading my TV shows minus the ads thank you.

I could make a double entendre about Paris and slipping or going downhill but that would probably be ITV's next show...


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