* Posts by John Doe 12

52 posts • joined 7 Sep 2010


Linus Torvalds banishes masters, slaves and blacklists from the Linux kernel, starting now

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Re: Only a white person could think this would help

"Duh, there isn't one."

Spoken like a white supremacist!!! You mean things like the police targeting and killing black people isn't a problem for YOU...

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Re: Only a white person could think this would help

This sums it all up so well in my opinion.

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Swedish-Finn / American

Two nationalities that shouldn't be allowed to mix ha ha!! Hope Linus doesn't miss out on his lobster parties this year due to Covid-19 :-D

Microsoft to pull support for PHP: Version 8? Exterminate, more like...

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You may just be trolling here (especially judging by the chosen icon) but I would be interested to hear a reasoned argument to back up your statement.

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Definitely a moment for this YouTube vid....


Hey, Boeing. Don't celebrate your first post-grounding 737 Max test flight too hard. You just lost another big contract

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My chargeback refund was on a DEBIT card and not a CREDIT card. It's a common misnomer that you only have protection if you use a Mastercard or something like that. Now I cannot speak for the USA as often the rules there are quite different but in Europe chargeback is very feasible as I can vouch for. Perhaps that's a bad choice of word as several of the scumbag airlines are trying to fob people off with vouchers and basically cheat them out of their legal right to a refund.

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One word - chargeback!!! Worked for me with Aer Lingus - my bank took back the money from them :-D Worth noting that the rules say that you have 120 days to make a claim and that clock only starts running from the date of your first flight.

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First Flight Since The Grounding?

My understanding was that there have been some limited flights (without passengers of course) to allow for planes to be stored in more sensible places. Is this true or did I just imagine it?

Maze ransomware gang threatens to publish sensitive stolen data after US aerospace biz sensibly refuses to pay

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Re: Someone with a blunt axe to grind?

Because it hasn't got all the way there yet. When that day comes I will stop visiting The Register, you can be sure of it :-D

Anyway it's fun to annoy the commentards who think they own the place because they have such a huge... post count ;-) Maybe that's some form of compensation for other issues?

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Re: Someone with a blunt axe to grind?

"Others considerably more experienced in the field"

And there is a beautiful example of someone making wild assumptions based on zero information. How do you know what I do for a living any more than I would know what you do either? So I have 42 posts and joined in September 2010 - big deal ha ha. Doesn't change the fact that The Register is slowly turning into some weird tech version of the Daily Mail.

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To be honest The Register has been turning "weirdly schoolchildish" for a long time now. Some of the "reporters" here seem to be more interested in making up some stupid catchy byline than writing a decent grown-up article. So have an upvote from me :-D

Splunk to junk masters and slaves once a committee figures out replacements

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Re: The repugnant term is black or white

There's only one race: the race to be first in the lunch queue :-D

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: C'est La Vie --- Or Not, For Some People

Have an upvote for being a sensible voice among all the other moaners! Internet access is not vital for survival despite many people thinking otherwise. As you rightly say people are dying and that's what's important right now.

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Re: Smug mode engaged...

" it normally hovers around 270 but drops to 90 if the kids and missus is streaming stuff."

Assuming 1 missus and 3 kids that's 45Mbps per stream! Do they each run their own full size cinema with ultra-super-future-proofed-HD multiple screens??

"Annoyingly it ended last month so I've been back to 300Mbps"

What a whinging douchebag ha ha!! Honestly it's like a piddling competition for some people who I assume are lacking in other areas. Anything over 40Mbps is a luxury and mostly pointless. This "need for speed" is why the more rural areas are lacking in services while the cities are being flooded with pointless bandwidth.

Railway cables overpowered errant drone's compass and flung it back to terra firma

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Re: Order of magnitude error

Not ALL trains are running at 25kV AC. For example the Tyne and Wear Metro in the UK is 1500v DC and I remember as a trainee working in the substation watching the ammeters climb well past 1000amps.

I seem to remember that Holland is also 1500v DC which is why they bought locos originally built to work the Manchester-Sheffield route back in the early 70's.

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Boeing inspired drone....

...with Max-8 style "technology" built in!!

UK big five carriers bin wired broadband download quotas for as long as we're all stuck indoors

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Stupidest Idea EVER!!

So now all the selfish heavy downloaders will have nothing to stop them from swamping the networks. Anyone who agrees with this policy must also agree that the supermarkets remove the limit on bulk buying I guess?

I have personally known the hoarding downloader type who grab anything and everything "because it's there". I remember when one particular colleague ran out of disk space so just deleted gigabytes of zipfiles which he never even bothered to unpack or do anything with.

Already I have seen people moaning that they are struggling to work from home while at the same time all their kids are watching different things on Netflix at full HD quality. Not everyone lives in the city centre with gigabit fibre connections yet they all assume they can do what they want and some kind of black magic makes it ok :-D

First impressions count when the world is taken by surprise by an exciting new (macro) virus

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Re: Warnings ignored?

I hope poor Ruma never takes a holiday to Finland :-D

What was Boeing through their heads? Emails show staff wouldn't put their families on a 737 Max over safety fears

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The whole Boeing attitude can be summed up by this scene from Fight Club....


Elon Musk gets thumbs up from jury for use of 'pedo guy' in cave diver defamation lawsuit

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Re: Surprised

Well surely you must be happy that this commentard HASN'T met your wife?! Think of all the follow-on questions you would have. Not to mention the sour atmosphere at the Christmas dinner :-D

Bose customers beg for firmware ceasefire after headphones fall victim to another crap update

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Re: One poor punter ?


Definition 1.

lacking ordinary quickness and keenness of mind; dull.

Or someone who doesn't get the most basic of wordplay?!! Aka @Symon :-)

Royal Bank of Scotland IT contractor ban sparks murmurs of legal action

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Re: Never mind

I doubt that more than 20% of users on this forum are writing front-line code. Also how is making a quick comment on a forum the same as writing code anyway? All I see is a petty, pathetic asshole out to make a name for himself / herself over the most minor error. If this was an application letter for a job then perhaps nit picking makes a bit more sense.

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Re: Never mind

Who cares - this is a discussion about IR-35 not an English lesson. Did it make you feel so special and important to point out this minor error? Are you sitting there with a big satisfied smile on your face now? What a loser ha ha :-D

Lies, damn lies, and KPIs: Let's not fix the formula until we have someone else to blame

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Re: bigwigs had spent the last year working on ... "numbers totally unrelated to reality"

Ha ha - this is the best fail I have seen in a while here. Rule #1 when being a pedantic prick on any forum - triple check you have your facts right :-D

Behold the perils of trying to turn the family and friends support line into a sideline

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The Ultimate Callout

So I run a small wireless ISP here in Ireland. One Monday morning got a callout from an important customer who actually was a family run property management company. When you are in this game property managers are the people to keep on-side. Luckily I live less then 200 metres from the office in question so not even a long drive to their office.

When I got there all the indoor equipment - PoE injector, switch, power supply, router was gone from the small comms cab which lived on the floor in the corner of the office. I Just burst out laughing when I found out that there was a new office in the centre of town and over the weekend the sons had taken all their stuff there including the broadband kit for the building which was in their office just leaving naked cat5 ends floating around that cabinet. The father had a different office in the same unit and was one of the most techno-phobic people you could meet so not really a surprise he didn't know what happened!!

Neuroscientist used brainhack. It's super effective! Oh, and disturbingly easy

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Re: Something new is not always bad

First rule about any enemy in life - learn how to spell their name!

Secondly while what you say sounds wonderful in an ideal world - we are far from living in one. Trump, Putin, Kim Jong-un etc would have orgasms at the idea of such technologies being ready for use.

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

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Re: 10 minutes, not a second more...

"Indeed - LOTO (lock-out, tag-out) is your friend..."

Don't be so sure!! When I was just starting out as an electrical apprentice in the 1990's I went to the stores with another newbie to get two padlocks (one for each of us) so we could work with the 1500v overhead line safely using the locking out system. I tried my key in my colleagues padlock and it successfully opened!! So much for THAT :-D

Stiff penalty: Prenda Law copyright troll gets 14 years of hard time for blue view 'n sue scam

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@Cynic_999 - Because his skin colour has absolutely no bearing on his skill set - whereas being an ex-marine just MIGHT have an influence of how he thinks / behaves. I also didn't raise hackles about him being referred to as a judge for the same reason.

If you cannot see the difference between the two things then this is a sad reflection on your own upbringing. I was raised by a father who was racist, sexist, hated Jews and just about everything else it's fashionable to hate - and even I can see this is wrong.

I guess 63 thumbs up and only 2 thumbs down (as I am typing this) shows I am not the only one who thinks this way.

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What does his colour have to do with anything? I am not trigger happy when it comes to calling out casual racism but seriously why??!!

Tesla's autonomous lane changing software is worse at driving than humans, and more

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Coming Soon....

... the all new Tesla Max 8 where the computer knows best!! Complete with free funeral plan ;-)

IBM so very, very sorry after jobs page casually asks hopefuls: Are you white, black... or yellow?

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Re: Today I learned...

And I just upvoted you to balance the really weird downvotes by the Taliban?? They are the first group who come to mind when learning is forbidden / frowned upon. But also it could just be people who spend their lived looking to be offended ha ha.

Maplin shutdown sale prices still HIGHER than rivals

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Not one article relating to Maplins seems to realise they are an international company with stores in the Irish Republic!!

WikiLeave? Assange tipped for Ecuadorian eviction

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Ok - updating this. I think I am giving you undue credit :P There are TWO cops lurking down the alleyway - can you find the second one?? Making a total of TEN in all.

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WOW! Well spotted that man :-D It took me 5 minutes to find him - literally "where's wally". Only the tit on his head gives him away.

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I just had a look at Google Streetview and I count no less than EIGHT cops lurking outside the Ecuadoran embassy in September 2012!! What the hell - is this guy Bin Laden's brother or WHAT?!!


BT plots to slash pension benefits for 32,000 staff

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Re: Woah, BT still had an open defined benefits pension scheme?

"Frankly flibble, I'm astonished that people who know you haven't punched you in the face."

If ever the phrase "anonymous coward" was applicable, I think this would be it. What an asshole you are - whoever you are. I reported this as an abusive comment and am disappointed that El Reg have done nothing about it. Typical keyboard warrior who probably wouldn't have the balls to say "boo" to a stranger in real life. Pathetic!!

Virtual assistant backlash imminent so buy them anyway

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Shut Your Trap (door Of Truth)

"The truth will set you free - but first it will piss you off!!"

€100 'typewriter' turns out to be €45,000 Enigma machine

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Re: Ethics failure?

Who says that the original seller didn't laugh to themselves when selling a "broken typewriter" for EUR100 and think "Sucker!!!" There is no ethics fail here in my view, just other people suffering from good old begrudgery.

Obviously it is a different story if people go doorknocking old grannies and con them into selling the family jewels for a fiver.

Top-Secret-cleared SOCOM medics hit in 11GB govt database leak

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Measurement Units?

Just a small hair-split - but should that not be GB as opposed to Gb when talking about this kind of thing?

Ham-fisted: Chap's radio app killed remotely after posting bad review

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Balance Of Judgement

I run my own company and we are subjected to online reviews sometimes. All I can say is that review the customer posted about HRD was well mannered and not shitty in any way so really I don't see the need to flame the poor guy and blacklist his license.

We have had one or two people who WOULD deserve such treatment. One guy posted a really nasty and negative review simply because he didn't believe the good feedback we had (we are a small ISP) and at the same time emailed us asking to connect him to our service. I told him that there would be no way we would deal with him after that.

Another person who actually WAS our customer double posted a really unpleasant review and so I contacted them via email and said we would refund their install and a few months service and take back the equipment and call it quits. Their reply was that they had no problems with the service and didn't want to leave!!

So I know what a true douchebag review looks like and this Jim Giercyk was nothing but respectful.

DRAMA ON MARS: Curiosity bot fires laser at alien metal object

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Contradictions / Poor Research

"But it was back in 2005 that the first metallic meteorite was spotted by the Opportunity rover, which then nearly destroyed one of its drill heads trying to penetrate the object."

You then link to an article which states this is totally untrue!! They simulated it in a lab and didn't destroy anything on the actual rover. Even before clicking the link I was highly doubtful someone would be allowed to trash a drill on the Mars rover just for idle curiousity - unless their name was Howard Wolowitz :D

German regulators won't let Tesla use the name 'Autopilot'

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Re: Go Germany! I don't think so ha ha

I also dont have any problem with refugees coming here.

Well I am going to assume that you are male then as you don't seem to be worried about getting sexually molested by any of Merkel's "guests". Also economic migrants (making up a large part of the influx) are NOT refugees!!

Germany actually has the potential to be great but frankly the whole VW scandal just caps off how it simply failed to make it happen. However as I have never been "down under" I will bow to your knowledge that Australia is a worse place to live than Germany ;-)

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Re: Go Germany! I don't think so ha ha

Spoken like a true German!! However I suggest you step outside for a moment and then look back through the windows and you will see what the rest of the world is looking at :-/

Perhaps you were thinking of all those flyers Merkel has been handing out entitled "GO TO GERMANY!!"

First Wi-Fi box ever is chosen as Australia's best contribution to global history

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She also invented husband hopping - I just saw on Wikipedia she was divorced no less than SIX TIMES!!!

Daily! Mail! eyes! up! Yahoo!'s news! arm!

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How Does This Work?

How can you use one turd to polish another? Not one ounce of glitter between them to roll this combined piece of shit in ha ha! On a side note I see Yahoo mail have decided that when you empty your spam folder they substitute their own video spam in it's place - thanks a lot for that :-/

FAA's 'drone smash risk to aircraft' is plane crazy

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Since when were white-tailed deer classed as birds? Proof the author did not properly read the original report which states the following in relation to the solitary commercial airline death:

"In 2000, an Embraer EMB-120 operated by Atlantic Southeast Airlines hit a pair of white-tailed deer on its landing roll. The passenger in seat 3C suffered injuries and eventually died from an infection."

30 years on from Challenger, NASA remembers the fallen

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Re: "Killing season"?

No respect here I'm afraid. The Register is the Daily Mail of the I.T. world :-/

Man faces 37 years for sarcastic post insulting royal dog

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Best comment here and all the miserable f*ckers downvoted you!!!!

Movie, TV ads annoying? You ain't seen nothin' yet

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Plenty Of "Mirri" Sounds GREAT!!

I for one would certainly like to see more advertisements for "mirri" on t.v. For those of you who don't speak Finnish - K.V.G (Google translator) and you will get the joke :D



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