* Posts by Palebushman

33 publicly visible posts • joined 3 Mar 2011

Lenovo thinks customers simply love IT-as-a-service

IT Angle

Anyone that agrees has been 'smoking dope' says one of world's largest resellers.

Either that or these faceless behemoths have definitely got too much money/profits to play with. Why on earth would anyone in this day and age want to have their computer OS and Data storage systems on someone else's hardware!? Consistency, Reliability,Security and weather forecasting are like the phrase 'common sense', hard to find when IT is needed most.

Dear team: Please work hard in 2021. I’d help, but I’m in jail. Yours, the boss of Samsung


Re: Organic?

"Marketeers can make any word mean anything they want!"

They should also be held accountable/responsible for most of the pollution our planet is suffering from. The other insidious racket of 'built-in obsolescence' appears to be completely out of control too! The amount of electronic junk filling 'landfills' is truly something to behold.

Australia's contact-tracing app regulation avoids 'woolly' principles in comparable cyber-laws, say lawyers


Re: I'm not addicted to social media, in fact I never use it

'ElReg'!? The Register goodfellow, is an Intellectual Dynasty! There is no way 'ElReg' could be considered as brain damaging as social media. Herein reside specialists with the ability to expand ones mind, not pickle it with social media junk.

Guess what's heading to trial? IBM and its tactic of yoinking promised commissions after sales reps seal the deal


Re: IBM will desperately try to settle

The 'No Win No Fee' is a two edged sword that has a sharper blade on one side that the other. Similar to the vein of this thread, just make sure you have a 'Signed Contract' with your 'No Win No Fee' lawyers 'Firm' as to what percentage they will take of your winnings. Chances are you will go shopping for a less greedy firm.

Crack police squad seeks help to flush out Australian toilet paper thieves


Re: Spotted some in Coffs Harbour, NSW,

All this bulk buying of TP is about promoting the sales of Bidets that are stock piled in the big green shed ;-)

HMD Global pokes head out of quarantine to show off 3 new Nokia mobiles

Paris Hilton

Re: ROM ?

Rough Order of Magnitude?

They're BAAACK: Windows 10 nagware team loads trebuchet with annoying reminders to GTFO Windows 7


Re: Is it stable yet?

Koroush Ghazi has been the only reason why I have remained with MS thus far. His TweakGuides have been an inspiration to me ever since he first started compiling them. Between him and Black Viper, I have always had that warm fuzzy feeling when tweaking any of the Win OS's since the early XP days. As for Koroush's disenchantment with Microsoft's Windows 10, it clearly shows me that now is the best time to choose a better OS. Particularly as I have encountered so many problems trying to fix peoples machines, when they inadvertently clicked the 'Upgrade now' button that left them all messed up with an OS they couldn't use!

Meet the Frenchman masterminding a Google-free Android


Here's a possible 'Fix' for the team.

"So, excellent initiative but there are 472 metric fucktonnes of work to be done"

Just on my way out to search for a supply of 472 doses of 'Metric Viagra' then.

Bloke sues Microsoft: Give me $600m – or my copy of Windows 7 back


Re: the emotional distress of dealing with Windows 10.


As you mention "that these idiots" in your comment, can I assume that is directed at solicitors, lawyers etc; who are never idiotic in producing unconscionable fees for time wasting rhetoric.

CIA tracked leakers with hilariously bad Web beacon trick


No different to the old Heinz Salad Cream technique really. Give the media the seeds that you are ceasing production of said product and 'BOOM' low sales rectified in an instant!

Help Australia's PM and attorney-general to define metadata



Next time everyone goes to vote, make sure you vote for the calibre of person capable of the task you are voting them for. Oh! My apologies, you (the people) are not permitted to do that, only the "PARTY" has that choice!

Me personally? I would like to vote for "Big Brother" but sadly, just like the politicians, I have absobloodylutely no idea who he is. I've tried Google and IT hasn't a clue either:-))

But until then, in my humble opinion, people like dan1980 are the calibre of the species that SHOULD be in the leadership team to 'Advance Australia Fair' dinkum.

July 14, 2015. Tuesday. No more support for Windows Server 2003. Good luck


When Will This Pollution Madness Stop!!!!

All this obsolescence game plan (in this particular case) is generating so much money for Microsoft and it's shareholders, maybe it is time to get these greedy polluters to foot the landfill clean up costs! Millions of servers, not to mention all the associated peripherals, all need to be buried somewhere.

You (Microsoft) cause the all the mess, you pay to clear it up.

Who needs all this constant replacement of equipment anyway? Those that care less about our planet or the future generations that will try to live on it, I suspect.

End of rant.

Scientists capture death star in violent explosion



Now we can watch, in real-time, other planets that have discovered 'Nuclear Energy', blowing themselves to pieces. Wonder if other planets will see this happening to Earth any time soon?

Telstra to DNS-block botnet C&Cs with unknown blacklist


Re: You do realize we're all in trouble now, no?

Come, come now Terry!

99.9% of El Reg readers are not silly, and it's so rude to even suggest such a thing!!

Have a 'Word' with this man Vulture 1, he's falling out of the nest.

North American teams land in Oz to race for the sun


Re: Sounds heavy

Morzel dear fellow, there are no 'Grizzly' or any kind of bears roaming the vast wilderness of Oz.

Before anyone comes back with 'How about the Koala'?

That little chap is relatively small and is not a member of the 'Bear' species anyway;-)

Win XP alive and kicking despite 2014 kill switch (Don't ask about Win 8)


"We have NO intension of replacing XP"

Well said RobHib.

Despite all the humbug being put out by MS and it's band of forced fed marketeers, XP operators will be around for along time after 2014. Unless of course Ballmer realises how popular XP is, and then give it a new lease of life with a SP4 release!

Not too sure how many versions there are of the 'Leo' species, but how clever Apple have been to retain the 'OSX' OS, just by giving the old cat different names to it's service packs.

BRILLIANT!! Now that's what I call good marketing AND looking after your customers.




You're right on the money.

Google Drive goes titsup for MILLIONS of users


Re: Death to the cloud

"The cloud really is the safest place for your data..."

Care to share some of that you have in your pipe/bong, spliff or joint?

The Register Survey


The Register Survey

Clicked on the link at the bottom of the Kaspersky definitions blunder article, only to be hit with this:-


You don't have permission to access /tl/743/shttp://forms.theregister.co.uk/studies/201212qst/ on this server.

Apache/2.2.22 (Debian) Server at go.theregister.com Port 80

Makes no difference whether I'm logged in or not, Is this happening because I'm outside the UK perhaps?

Bradley Manning to speak in public for first time in two years


Time For A Little Perspective.

Guess it would be best if I don my headphones and absorb my old Bob Dylan vinyl's. This thread contains too many AC's.

Welcome to 'Vulture South'


Australian Regreaders

"A couple of months ago, we asked Australian Regreaders"

Well I get my newsletter from Vulture HQ every day! But I don't recall being asked this particular question.

Not that I could be easily be seduced by anything 'Fruity' anyway,

but we Aussies are pretty much unique in more ways than one:-)

How about VULTUREROOS creators of awesome IT since IT began.

Mars probably never wet enough for life, nuclear bomb crater indicates


Re: Obviously

"The ancient Martians totally destroyed the environment and created these Noahcide clays by Nuclear war?"

Yup, the few 'filthy rich' jumped into their space 'Noah's Ark' type vehicle, pressed the 'Fire' button and watched the destruction while heading off to planet Earth. Where....................... Zillions of years later, the whole scenario is starting up again, but this time in reverse. When Will They Ever Learn?

Fanboi beats 'e-trespassing' rap after using GPS to find stolen iPad


Advice From The Media!?

"Of course had the alleged thief turned off the iPad, removed its SIM, put it into flight mode or given it a factory reset none of this would have happened."

Well done that editor!

Publishing advice like that is what keeps 'miscreants' one step ahead, doesn't it?

Red alert! Google assembles crack team to AVOID privacy gaffes

Thumb Up

'Penetration Engineers'

"Penetration Engineers" What an exquisite description for the modern day 'Latin Lovers'!

Watch out, PC disk drive floggers: Cloud will rust up those spinners


Cloud is "Rock Solid"

Don't like the sound of that, golf ball sized hail falls out of clouds doesn't IT?

Seriously, as long as ISP's have control of your connectivity and bandwidth, 'Cloud' storage will never be a reliable or viable option.

Give me HDD's any time, even if they do rarely crash, at least you can still salvage your data from them, albeit for a one-off cost.

Online retail drives card fraud in Oz




How delightful, such an exquisite and colourful term of phrase AC, but alas there is not a lot one can do.

Fraud, corruption, racketeering, price-fixing and anything else, that makes us Aussie folk suffer, is down

right obscene! But what can be done with the culprits?

Shoot them = Loose your freedom. Vote for them = Loose direction. Complain = Become a target.

BUGGA!! Where's my slpiff-n-VB?

Live long and prosper: Spaceflight 'slows ageing process'


So What ?

We humans can clearly see now, the results of what the other planet indigenous creatures did to theirs.

No doubt these worms may well be the creatures, that get to see what us humans are heading to do with Earth!

Mum Nature is not amused by "intelligent" human activity thus far.............. Nuff said.

Er, you remember you tried to sell me that security package...


Where is the link!

It appears that there is no link to the 10 second poll, or is this just a wind-up?

Bill Gates: iPad is OK, but what Apple really needs is a SURFACE


Re: Mmmm...

I may be on my own with this observation but;

Is it not true that 'Marketing and Politics' have only one pre-requisite to be an overwhelming success?

Be extraordinary and very convincing liars.

Microsoft cuts back on Windows keys after pirates grab booty


Off Topic answer

Off Topic: If the Googleplex is to be forever refered to as `The Chocolate Factory', what do you call the campus over their at Redmond?


The Pedlers Palace. Why? Because they have the fixes they know you need and will sell to you;

At the price they know you will pay for a 'fix'. 'Scuse the pun.

Anonymous launches OpRobinHood against banks


You Are Not Free

Yup, "You Are Not Free" or ever will be from two absolute certainties. Death & Taxes.

But maybe, just maybe, there will come a time when IT will reverse those certainties.


AMD Steam-game offer suspended after keys pilfered


DiRTy snatch leaves gamers worried

Anyone playing with a dirty snatch, deserves to be worried!!!

The Register and Australia-New Zealand


What A Beaut El Reg!

No matter where I roam, it's great to know that my old faithful vulture is right there with me.

Carrion IT.com.au Yeah!! Why not?