* Posts by earlyjester

30 posts • joined 25 Mar 2011

Visa fingers 'very rare' data centre switch glitch for payment meltdown


I remember from days gone by of a certain companies switch that had an issue with memory and that if it failed it was left in a state where it could answer to a poll to say it was functioning but it wasn't. This stopped the backup from taking over and all traffic being serviced.

The actual details fail me. It would be good to know the manufacturer and age of the switch.

Terry Pratchett's unfinished works flattened by steamroller


I love they respected his wishes and I am very sad there will be no more disk world but I do think no disk world is better than a disk world that is not up to scratch

Siri, clone yourself and dive into this Samsung Galaxy S8 smartphone


I use google for the same thing, mainly to annoy my wife when I am being told off for forgetting to do something

Sir Clive Sinclair in tech tin-rattle triumph


ahhh Skool Daze, i loved that game

And it begins: Ashley Madison bonk-seekers urged to lawyer up


Because the women he kept contacting told him to go f*ck himself so he set up a second account

Dixons Carphone clings to EE, Three in Phones 4U bullet dodge


Re: Oh goody

100? i have one for you here it is 1000 and uses 4G to steam ummm stability direct from umm stuff to make your stuff great stuff, actually it is 10,000 and I think you need two

EE squashes Orange UK: France Telecom's been 'destroying it for years'


Re: A couple of caveats about the article...

Perhaps the reason they just said Orange was due to some market researcher telling them after a huge expensive consultation that there was a remote possibility that someone somewhere in France might think that phrase promoted communism.

Met ready to cough £150m to IT bods who'll help coppers go digital


Many many many years ago, a police force had problems booting a server with a certain very old OS (they openly admitted they had done something wrong during the install), they would not allow remote access and did not want someone going onsite due to security.

They offered to send us the server which they did. On receipt it did have a boot error, but this was different to the reported one, they had taken out the HDD with the bodged install and destroyed it.

We sent them the chassis back, they put in a new drive and installed the OS which worked fine and they were very happy with the service they received from us.

i.e. you may not want to rely on the internal expertise.....

Feds dig up law from 1789 to demand Apple, Google decrypt smartphones, slabs


I think it came in with v4.0.4 ice cream sandwich...

Bullish Vodafone barges back into UK consumer broadband market


Re: Yay

sorry I missed the sarcasm, probably due to the lack of signal at home thanks to my works choice of vodafone as our mobile provider

Emma Watson should 'shut up, all this abuse is her OWN FAULT'


No, we are not telling you

first rule of commentard club is you don't talk about commentard club

Ab phab: Apple is Britain's coolest brand YET AGAIN


Re: Oh dear

No no no.... it doesn't just work, you have to set it up then like any operating system you have bugs, security issues, apps that crash, wifi issues, maps problems, design flaws.

This is apple marketing at its finest that I hear people quote even after they have had issues.

I would like to say no one released products that don't work but I have been in the industry to long to say silly things.

Vampires and Ninjas versus the Alien Jedi Robot Pirates: It's ON


Re: Insects will boss them all

Ninja insects or Vampire insects?

Apple, Intel, Google told to stop being tightwads and pay out MORE in wage-fix settlement


Can we all get in on this, my company pays at market rates (so they say....) if these companies kept salaries lower than they should have been then has everyone in my company been affected.

Most companies have a market rate pay policy so the number of people this could have affected is crazy.

Piketty thinks the 1% should cough up 80%. Discuss


Swedish Model?

That sir was a helicopter!

Peak Apple: Has ANYONE at all ordered a new iPhone 5c?


I still do not understand who the 5c is aimed at, from a work/social aspect for lovers of apples products is having the 5c screaming I could not afford the 5s I am not as good as my friends / colleagues around me, judge me for my phone choice and find me wanting.

Microsoft announces execution date for failed QR code-killer


I think Johnsons baby wipes did or do ..

Is social networking good for anything more than cat pics?


shhh the emperors clothes look great

(while people are mucking about with this stuff it keeps them busy and out of our way to get on with real things)

Dead Steve Jobs' patent war threat to Palm over 'no-hire pact'


Re: Wait...

A very good point, for years a company I worked for told me my pay was in line with Market rate, if the market rate was checked against these companies that were keeping the market rate lower can I have a bucket of money?

Fart-buster underpants selling well among Japanese salarymen

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Re: Definately a Friday afternoon article

If so it ends the age old question of, when wearing headphones & I assume they are silent can anyone else hear my trumps

Ice Cream Sandwich still a no-show for most Android users


Re: Moto Xoom UK - still waiting

I do all my android flashing from within linux, you just need the android sdk for linux

(I am assuming you run linux and not windows)

HTC handsets hit by grip of death


Re: HTC - Ridiculous suggestion

My mother in law got herself a htc wildfire S,and got rid of an ld symbian nokia. same operator, same sim, signal was awful, someone suggested requesting a new sim which we did, put it in, brilliant signal.

So ridiculous suggestion but it worked for us.

How to keep your money safe if the euro implodes


In a coffee queue a couple of days ago a colleaque and I over heard two of the admin girls chatting' the first warned the second to check the euros she had just got for her holiday as she might want to get rid of the greek euros ........

It amused me :o)

Google motors into cloud storage with Drive


Re: Bit Limited

Mmmm symbolic links oh hang on, no Linux version.

Symbolic links work great on my ubuntu machines with dropbox no duplication duplication at all

Leisure Suit Larry in the Land of the Lounge Lizards

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Bring back the "boss key"

Halliburton latest biz to dump BlackBerry for iPhone


This was not made technically or based on anything more than one of the execs wives/children/friend at the pub had an iphone and said it was great and apple just worked.

Paramount opens Cloud-based movie shop


Best news of 1997 so far

Disclaimer, I know most of the devices and cloud etc did not exist in 1997 but...

This is brilliant news I cannot wait to see how this has developed by 2012

El Reg iPhone app rated a flaccid 12+


you have apps? see a doctor

It did escape my attention, so thanks to your reporting of a bad rating I know have the android app, thanks

LinkedIn thinks it's worth $4bn on eve of IPO


The title is required, and must contain letters and/or digits.

I'm waiting for class c 'the magic beans' to be onsale

Libya fighting shows just how idiotic the Defence Review was


The really important thing here is

So how do you spell his name?


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