* Posts by JoshOvki

187 publicly visible posts • joined 8 Nov 2011


British gambling giant Betfred told to pay stiffed winner £1.7m jackpot after claiming 'software problem'


Which is 70% better than what Betfred wanted to give

Oracle patches severe flaw in WebLogic Server that could be exploited 'without the need for a username and password'


Re: Curses!

BSU?! You should try using opatch, far better.

I used to work with a Steve K, always off sick...

If you haven't patched WebLogic server console flaws in the last eight days 'assume it has been compromised'


It seems like a fairly serious bug, but who in their right mind is exposing their admin console over the internet?!

Boris celebrates taking back control of Brexit Britain's immigration – with unlimited immigration program


Re: Good, good.

Is this the equivalent of "It works on my PC so it must be fine"?

Revealed: NHS England bosses meet with tech and pharmaceutical giants to discuss price list of millions of Brits' medical data


Re: Good News!

Got any evidence for that or just speculation? They don't normally put people on an IV unless it is needed, never mind when there is such a high infection risk of them being on the floor

Scots NHS symptom checker pings Facebook, Google and other ad peddlers


Re: "Scots NHS symptom checker pings Facebook, Google and other ad peddlers"

El Reg users also care about their digital foot print as well as their actual foot print?

Internet imbeciles, aka British ISP lobbyists, backtrack on dubbing Mozilla a villain for DNS-over-HTTPS support


Re: ISPs giving Internet villain awards?

I wonder if they tried nominating themselves first

Brit Parliament online orifice overwhelmed by Brexit bashers


Re: The only conspiracy @JoshOvki

I honestly have no idea, I have not done it in the last 15 years, but I am a penguin head too. Must be a MS admin on here somewhere that can tell us.


There there are those who voted and won, and have since realised it was all rubbish and they are fscked.


"Where were you on the 23 June 2016 and why were you not at the ballot box ?"

In work and because they kicked me out after I put my vote in the ballot box, didn't seem practical to stay there all day stopping people from voting.


Re: The only conspiracy

". Buy a good book and read that instead of staring at a counter."

Or kick off a defrag and watch the colours change block by block

Huawei 'to sue US' over federal kit block – report


Re: whats this crap?

> For example, it sees no problem with kidnapping foreign nationals to serve as pawns in diplomacy.

China or America are we talking about?

You're on a Huawei to Hell, US Sec State Pompeo warns allies: Buy Beijing's boxes, no more intelligence for you


Re: LaLaLa I can't hear you

Looks like SOP for politicians everywhere at the moment. If you say the same thing enough times, loud enough, it must be true!

I am just a mapper: Solar drones take to the skies above Blighty


"I'm not sure roads and rivers move around often enough to warrant 24/7 surveillance especially once you already mapped them"

Doing some navigation practice with OS maps recently. My mate had a 2011 map, and I had a 2016 map. A surprising number of boundary marks had moved or were totally gone which made it much more challenging for him. Mountains and rivers don't move much, but they don't only map mountains and rivers (they also have pubs marked!)

London's Gatwick airport suspends all flights after 'multiple' reports of drones


I am wondering if there is a drone (or a few) that is landing when the airport is closed, but has a pilot using a radio to listen to air traffic control. As soon as they are going to reopen the airport they send a drone up and make is visible. A few drones and you could cause mayhem for hours, and not have to worry about battery issues.

Doom: The FPS that wowed players, gummed up servers, and enraged admins


Re: iddqd



Why millions of Brits' mobile phones were knackered on Thursday: An expired Ericsson software certificate


Re: Days like today are when I'm thankful

> What job do you work in where you can stand to lose so much without data for 1 day?

Certificate management for Ericsson?

Total Inability To Support User Phones: O2 fries, burning data for 32 million Brits


Re: My work phone is on O2!!

Depends if your local has WiFi. Seems like a legitimate reason so setup camp.


Re: Quite expected.

> I quite like satellites, I'll try not to take them out :)

Not even for a swift pint which inevitably results in them falling over?

Millennials 'horrify' their neighbours with knob-shaped lights display


Re: Well done students...

1 months termination comes and goes. Only people that can legally tell you to sod off is a judge. There is little protection for long-term lets which is a massive issue, but if you a student then you often plan to leave after a year anyway.


Re: Well done students...

None of the ones I ever signed as a student (or since) included any clauses that would cover this.

Also just because you break the agreement it doesn't mean the landlord can say "pack your bags". They have to issue a section 21 (basically we want you out), go to court and have a judge agree (they are the only people that can say you HAVE to go) and get county court bailiffs (only people that can throw you out). Looking at a good 7 or 8 months for the full process. Same rules apply if you don't pay rent or break any other clause, if they don't have the specific clause in the contract the judge might not even agree with them. One of the good things about the UK is the protection tenants have.

(I own my own house now but have always taken an interest in tenency law)


Re: Well done students...

It would be interesting to know what legal means the landlord would have to evict them that quickly? Considering they haven't broken any standard letting agreement.

DBA drifts into legend after inventive server convo leaves colleagues fearing for their lives


Re: But can I get F1 on my BT account

Find a different job then

The 'roid in Spain drills mainly on the plain: Plucky Brit Mars robot laps up sun, sand and, er, simulated science


Re: One thing Brexit won't hurt

ahhh, so it is more about Westminster not bending the rules

GitHub.com freezes up as techies race to fix dead data storage gear


Oh go do one Saishav!

"Can you restore your service already?" software dev Saishav Agarwal

FFS does this guy think the GitHub people are just sat there thinking "oh well, we could get it working by pressing Enter... But hey let's wait a while until someone asks. We get it all the time when something is down "Can't you just get it back up?!"... Oh that is what we are supposed to be doing. fsck off

UK getting ready to go it alone on Galileo


Re: goodbye and good riddance

Is that what the Europeans are saying about the UK?! Kind of makes sense.

Not a joke, but mine is the one with the useless blue passport in the pocket

Now you can tell someone to literally go f--k themselves over the internet: Remote-control mock-cock patent dies


Re: Insert smutty joke here...

Yours might be a big hard disc, but mine is always a solid state.

Get drinking! Abstinence just as bad for you as getting bladdered


Re: Is correlation causation....?

> Highly dubious study if you ask me

Shut up, shut up, shut up! The powers that be might hear you and try to put an end to drinking. Finally we have published evidence it is good for us

It's Pi day: Care to stuff a brand new Raspberry one in your wallet?


Re: Rats...

I had one in my "shopping basket" on Sunday but never go around to buying it. I am glad I forgot to click the purchase button! Just ordered a new one to play with Mycroft

Apple's top-secret iBoot firmware source code spills onto GitHub for some insane reason


Re: Own fault

"I naively assumed this place was populated by adults, not adolescents."

What in the world have you that impression?! You have a silver badge and should know better.

Google sinks cash into more submarine cables, plans more data centres


Re: Guam?

"So, if the the fat boy with the bad haircut gets tired of life"

Which one?

If Australian animals don't poison you or eat you, they'll BURN DOWN YOUR HOUSE


Re: Australian wildlife

The spiders are the reason for the fires in the first place. Only way to make sure they are well and truly dead. Burn everything in a 100mile radius.

Digital Entrepreneur Awards help UK tech cop an eyeful of... WTF?


Okay time to stop frothing from the mouth and think about this for a moment. Can't you see why burlesque dancers could be considered a bad choice? Why did they need scantily clad dancers at all? Fricking hell man, open your eyes.

Submarine builder admits dismembering journalist's body


"Kim Wall: Decapitation videos 'found on suspect's hard drive'"


Another day, another cryptocurrency miner lurking in a Google Chrome extension


Re: draw your blood

They are in crypto currency not marketing!

Tell us what you're doing in DevOps, Containers, and Agile


Re: Ok...

Required xkcd (times 2)



Why the Apple Watch with LTE means a very Apple-y sort of freedom

Paris Hilton

Re: Virtual ?

"Hint: Virtual servers aren't run in bags of gas, you know"

Surly if they are in the cloud?!

Boffins: 68 exoplanets in prime locations to SPY on humanity on Earth


Re: If there was something here they needed...

We already could be!

Red panic: Best Buy yanks Kaspersky antivirus from shelves


needed to run a dubious exe file...

Come on, spill. It was iTunes wasn't it?!

UK not as keen on mobile wallets as mainland Europe and US


Re: Implants


Edinburgh Uni email snafu tells students they won't be graduating


Re: three or four years of sex, booze and drugs...

Thank you! All of the sex, booze and drugs made for a really a fun 4 years.

Now lets talk about why you keep taking money out of my pay slip every month? What is all that about, I thought people like you paid for it?! What you didn't have to pay for your degree at all? I guess it is actually people like me that are not paying for yours too.

Nest leaves competition in the dust with new smart camera


"Just another paperweight as I believe it requires a $10/m subscription to be able to access your recordings."


The Register's guide to protecting your data when visiting the US


Re: Don't accept it, act on it

"then I'd be on the first train out-of-town to P45 land"

I am lucky that travel isn't part of my contract, so they would have issues firing me for refusing to travel. America is on my list of no-go places recently.

The top doc, the FBI, the Geek Squad informant – and the child porn pic that technically wasn't


From my law lectures you can still use the trojan defence, but good luck proving it.

Fitbit picks up Pebble, throws Pebble as far as it can into the sea


Re: Shit

Most expensive watch I ever bought was my pebble steel, and it is perfect for me. I hope it isn't impacted too much once the pebble servers are turned off.

Information on smart meters? Yep. They're great. That works, right? – UK.gov


Re: Consistent at least...

Red, white and blue Smart Meters!

‘Alan Turing law’ to give posthumous pardons to 59,000 men for 'gross indecency'


Re: no restrictions on homosexual behaviour

"Consensual homosexual S&M practices are illegal in the UK."

Slaves... did I say slaves?!


Re: Warning - Full Rant mode...

My slaves are always consenting and are never able to run away -->

Samsung to Galaxy Note 7 users: Turn it off. Now


That! --->

USB-C is now wired for sound, just like Sir Cliff Richard


Great another fricking adapter. Just what we are missing in our lives.