* Posts by PJF

105 publicly visible posts • joined 31 Jan 2012


WannaCry-slayer Marcus Hutchins 'built Kronos banking trojan' – FBI


Re: no good deed goes unpunished

Is the world going to heck?!

That's twice in less than 12 hours that I've given B.Bob an up!

Chevy Bolt electric car came alive, reversed into my workbench, says stunned bloke


9000 pound sports car..

I have a pick-up, a large "ute" a you call over the puddle. At 220,000 miles (about 350,00 kilos) I had the clutch assembly replaced due to a bad throw-out bearing. I use the "parking" brake daily to unlock the cage where I park during work hours. The only time I've had problems with the parking break "sticking" is after a long run on slushy roads when the temps are around 28 to 35 F (-3 to 2 C abouts) with the copious amount of salt they use on the roads, and an 8+ hour sit.

1) I drive a manual x-mission

a) no where near a sports car

2) 20 + y.o. vehicle

3) use parking/(semi)hand break daily

4) never had the cables replaced

5) haven't had the rear (drum) breaks replace'

a) yearly DMV/MOV inspection w/emissions

6) live in an area of salt 24/7/365 in the N.E. U.S.

What am I doing wrong?

' I do, bi-annually, tear down the break assembly, replace the springs and lubricate the wear areas as needed...

FCC keeps secret Google TV landgrab under wraps forever


Keep Calm,

and goggle on...

All your bases are belong to us - Google

NSA new public view...

Ludicrous Patent of the Week: Rectangles on a computer screen


I'll see ya

in Texas, or is that Maryland? I can't keep the troll states right in my head...

Internet handover is go-go-go! ICANN to take IANA from US govt


So, as of

00:01 UTC, 1 OCT 16, all addresses will point to

I'll get my --->

Yahoo! Messenger! Is! Dying!


Even "my" NIXIE . . .

"group" moved to a server in the "EU" two years ago... Started on/in Y Groups

(not Mine - didn't start/host it; EU- think more of an western state)

Supreme Court okays troll toll increase


Next court date..


Hello TEXAS and MARYLAND! We're all looking at you. . .

US computer-science classes churn out cut-n-paste slackers – and yes, that's a bad thing


Not challenging enough

for the "trainees"...

I (we?) had the same problems in the '80's - got board quickly!

Teacher/Director gave an assignment to do in such-n-such, in the "X" language, (BASIC, ForTran, Cobol, etc.) in a weeks time (5-days) Majority got it done in a day or 3 (45 min. class time - not including login time) then simply didn't come to class.

The others did the same assignment using other languages.

Then a few (ahh...plead the US 5th.) got mischievous.. (false login, teacher accounts, SysOp accounts, f'n with other users progs, etc..)

The '10s the same as the 80's?!!

US Telecom beats up FCC over investment


B.S. -"competition"

"The Occasional Stevie" and I (and maybe others) are:

In the U.S.

In the State of New York

in the Long Island region

in the county of Suffolk

BUT in two different townships - Him=Islip; Me=B(C)rookhaven

Less than 10 miles apart; as the crow/raven flies.

Stevie - has a choice of either CableVision/Optimum OR Verizon FIOS OR O.T.A.

ME - CableVision/Optimum OR Static (since 11 Sept)

B (C)rookhaven WILL not allow Verizon to install the "majestic cable of infinite freedom" [fiber] for some back-wood reason [cash in some political pocket], We even have a "Special" B(C)rookhaven cable T.V. line-up/channel listing..

The "best" of the competition is :

A) CableVision/Optimum over RG-59u (installed 20+ years ago)


B) Verizon DSL over Unshielded Twisted Pair (installed when the /YOU Red Coats where on this over crowded sand bar*)

Sh!t or sh!tter - that the choice?!!

*) 1775 - when the reds took much of this sand bar, South of Old Country Road. [I can not quote the source(s) at the moment - MY Friday.]

Coders crack Oculus DRM in 24 hours, open door to mass piracy


Re: This whole thing pisses me off.

@ Austin, TX

Now imagine the TRILLIONS of lines of code in/on a 3-D gimbal!!



Re: This whole thing pisses me off.

... The lockout they sent as an update has poisoned me to them. ....

Seems to be more than M$ cr@p - f'n with hardware.

Years ago (decades?!) I purchased a set of VR glasses/game combo. It may have been in the 286/386 era. It caught my eye at the time, since I had a 286/25 and 287 co-pro w/640 - a well respected system at the time. I WILL NEVER forget the the name :


What a P.O.S. (not Point of Sales)!!

Now, 20-30 years later, same s., different decade..


Typewriter for iPad review


Wrong side?

Isn't the swing-right on the wrong side of the carriage return?

Or (more than likely) I'll getting too old to remember (CRS syndrome).

The future of Firefox is … Chrome


Dang it..

Just give my Netscape Navigator back!

FF has become more of a resource hog than anything else( in a W-7 environment, anyways).

Slowly switching OS's, but PaleMoon seems to me, at least, isn't as hungry.

If I wanted chrome, I would download it, or use a chrome book. I wanted something better than that, but am being pushed towards that with FF. Just (about 2hrs ago) had a pop-up in FF to upgrade to 45.0.2, why should I?

Give me an ole clunky, gear crushing, grease drippin', oil spewing, simplistic browser any day of the week...

Firefox features will land out of cycle and Mozilla's cool with that


Ohh, Gee...

MORE memory/system resources used now!

Ever since 40.x, (even earlier?) its become a HOG. 4 windows/ 5-7 taps open in each, it's chewing just under 2 GIG's. 2(3) "plug-ins" - No Script and, uBlock (maybe Kaspesrky has more effect than Avast?)

Granted, it's under a W-7 enviroment, but...

Hey Penguin users - How bad does it hog your system? I'm thinking going Mint. (Not just because of Mozilla) . . .

(Down-vote away..)

East Coast: Verizon on the hook for landline hikes. West Coast: AT&T denies hooking $100m for 10Mbps broadband


E. Coast. . .

In my "town" X, in the "county" of X, [X=X in this exercise] (VERY little research needed) we can not get FIOS from V, (best is DSL over 60+ y.o. over-head copper [even voice gets graded to a 2/3 person "party line" in damp/wet weather] )

Even the "dominate" cable Co. has a "special line-up" for us "poor" folk in this "county" w/out fiber.

Might as well be living in the sticks - it would be quieter than listening to the wigger "thump-mobiles" with my garbage/rubbish can for a muffler..

All, on this "Over Crowded Sand Bar"

The FBI lost this round against Apple – but it aims to win the war


Spy VS Spy...

Black Spy = Government (in general)

- VS -

White Spy = TECH industry (also, in general)

I prey WHITE...

Think, also, Irresistible object vs in-moveable force, chicken -n- the egg, etc. ..

FCC boss: Oh look, net neutrality didn't end the world after all. Surprise!


Re: It's not Friday

"... Common sense probably means he won't be around long after the next administration take office (even if not officially a political appointee, too lazy to look if he is) as that is not how DC works. ..."

And that UNcommon sense in a high-level government position is unheard of.

Unfortunately, your are probably right - either outed on being an appontee, or gets "elected" out for someone elses BFF. Too bad though.

Google emits Android N developer preview early to smoke out bugs


Goople "N"

Nev'a Nev'a

(is that four syllables?)

Google rocks up to Facebook's DIY-data-center party with six pack of rack blueprints


Every time . . .

I see Open Compute Project (OCP), I cannot get RoboCop and ED-209 sightings out of my head.

When will Goople re-locate to (old)Detroit?!!

New York judge blocks FBI demand for Apple help to unlock iPhone

Thumb Up


Kill that Judge (not) or select him to the U.S. Supreme Court (NOW)

How did he last this long in the US, and in NY???, with a brain?!!! Unheard of!

He should be vetted into the USDC yesterday! Someone with a level head!

Computers abort SpaceX Falcon 9 launch


Re: No more holds for boats downrange

but, but, but, I/we wanted a closer look at the lift-off so we could take some pix...

Want to know what makes Cisco's small cells tick? Just download their firmware!


bang, bang,

bang, thunk..

'nother nail in.

WTF is going on w/them lately? They USED to be a "standard."

Haptic developer fires patent suits at Apple


"Over 42 billion sued!"

I keep waiting to see their logo changed to a giant stylized M with the slogan "Over 42 billion sued!"

Wouldn't it be a stylized "I" ?!

"I" 'm the bestest - me, myself. "I" made over $50m last year - yeah me, err "I"

They seem to be worse? (than the Umpossible that buy "a/the/some patent" troll, then head to E. Texass..) A quick glimpse of what they hold, if I fart, and lift either/or/both cheeks, I'm infringing...

Google binning its search appliance hardware business



CSaaS now then..

Cloud Search as a Service..

All your Cloud(s) are belong to us!

NASA charges up 18-prop electric X-plane


Re: Corolla vs Auris

? "Toyota Corolla" (Auris to you Europeans)

"Wot? What is this Europe that you speak of? Autotrader is full of Corollas, ..."

I'm sure he made a mistake, it's not a Corolla, but a "creamed-over". Lil'l things like that, like a stone in your tyre ,a "Fit", "Smart", or a "Leaf" make that unforgettable sound.. tick.. tick.. tick.. thunk, when it finally flies out...

(still drivin' the '91 Cheby 3500 4x4 w/5.7l [350 c.i.] {with MAYBE 20 BHP, down hill, with a tail wind} gas guzzlin, oil eatin, grease drippin, anit-freeze spewing, brake-line leakin', pay-check robbin, winter-beater, POS...[can't find ONE panel that's not rotted out])


Re: First flight of hydrogen-powered drone with water vapour exhaust

"Being mostly charged with coal they are not green .."

Totally agree with you, BUT, the US uses mostly "Black Gold" to run the spinning parts in electrical generation. The other part of "mostly" is natural gas, and hydro (Niagara, Hoover)

Bitcoiners are just like everybody else: They use rubbish passwords


"...I'll be back"


that is all.

Cisco forgets to ship management software with security appliances



Getting cheaper and cheaper by the year.

No, no, not to buy, but to manufacture. QA? what's that?! Over-seas, out-sourcing kinda cheap

(Am I in X-7's mental mind yet?)

Fleet of 4.77MHz LCD laptops with 8088 CPUs still alive after 30 years

IT Angle

Tandy T-102?

Does this count as a laptop, or a tablet?!?

Still has my "alarm clock" program(PING failure) that I ran during Desert (Shield/Storm/Calm). I know I bought it in '87-88 when I worked/got ripped off for r'ADIO S'hack.

Don't you see these simple facts? Destroy Facebook and restore human Liberty


"You have one identity."

" It's all social medial. It is a societal killer. Less and less face to face interaction and more and more avoidance of real people."

I'm anti-social to begin with (I see dumb people everywhere). So, if I use some sort of S.M., (not S&M...) they may be 2 outcomes..

A) I'll become more "sociable" and interact more with strangers


B) I'll become a pathological killer in/of society

I think "B" may be more my route...

We're going to use your toothbrush to snoop on you, says US spy boss


.......and probably a lot more I've not thought of


...I see you have a low-fiber diet,. Here, may we suggest...

Verizon!–Yahoo! takeover! inches! ahead!


Indai ISP?

Could this be a way of getting a foothold in the Indian market?!


Verizon - Ma Bell child - National land-line + cellular

AOL - old ISP - can they press/copy enough CDs'/floppies for the entire population of

India (atleast 10x over)

Yahoo - old search - can/could they be an unbiased search (can't be any worse than



Windows 10 will now automatically download and install on PCs


Re: Microsoft are mad

Well, f-me again!

I truly hate to reply to a post "I" made, but here is the gethub link :


Didn't have time to edit my original post, sorry, ya'll....


Re: Die, Dammit!

It does seem to be a hybrid of :





A pretrial machine

Hit-N-Miss Engine

A Diesel Engine


And maybe a hint of "H" and "love"

Just can't kill the damn thing!

and "X" is NO WHERE in the drug cocktail!! (maybe some "M" tho..)


Re: Microsoft are mad



Still looking for the gethub link....

Been posted numerous times, but can't find the B/M...

All else fails, there is a penguin I've been tickling...


A few. .

".. expect to download and install a few gigabytes of code for the move to Windows 10."

Then the mandatory updates, and the other "optional" ones, and "wouldn't it be nice" crap, since you have/used "x"; we recommend you install "y", and you are up/beyond gig country, and entering teara town...

M.S. - "I" Can not say enough, LEAVE ME THE F. ALONE!

IF I want to, I will, on my own free will. Ya just keep pushing this bs, and I'll keep pushing back. So will others.


Please, MS, view my previous post, here, on El Reg :


Microsoft sinks to new depths with underwater data centre experiment


Re: Haven't they heard

do you have a current SCUBA license, first aid, CPR, MS, CPA, BFG(duke) certs?!!

Yeah, I'll get my id#bfj grey one....

Secret Service Silk Road scammer in the slammer


Re: From 71 months to...

"Taking the 71 months would have been the brighter option . . ."

Root of all evil.

In about 6 years, in Fed Med, he WOULD'VE been "free-n-clear" to claim his stash. But, like an idiot, just got greedy. Now he can look forward to a med/high Fed Pen, and at least double the time

Got Vasoline?!

How Symantec scuppered Veritas sell-off six ways to Sunday


Re: 5 til midnight for years now


For, if nothing else, SysOp. Haven't heard that term for decades!





EDIT - Was common in the BBS days in the US.

Microsoft: Yes, we are going to kill off Enterprise Agreements


Re: Then again...

"I would willingly sell my house and all its contents to help Microsoft.


I did notice that you did NOT say your vehicle, wife (or SO), children(?), and your arm(s) and/or legs(s)..

AT&T and Big Telco pals join Facebook OCP club



Am I the only one that sees Omni Consumer Products?

Arista slaps Cisco with countersuit in network hardware row


Ahhh America!!!

Sue me!

No - Sue you

Oh Yeah, Sue you!

and sue you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you and you

And Dr. House would prescribe me an 1000mg dose, taken 4x daily, of Fukitol (r) with unlimited refills, or 50 years, which ever comes first....

The only way is down for NetApp, HPE and IBM storage – study


Re: MellorGraphitis

If you're use to driving in the UK, the graphs look normal.

Anything East of the pond, and South of the equator, is bas-akwards....

Yeah, I've gotta agree, who the f puts projections before reality?!

Terrible infections, bad practices, unclean kit – welcome to hospital IT


intRAnet ?

Dumb question - but why don't have a(n) intra net- ie ALL "national"/ E. Union/ States have a closed off intranet for their "geographical" area?

I get people move about, but don't most accidents/injuries happen less than 10 miles/Km.s from home or office?

If an "international" person does get injured, yes I can see having some sort of "global" db to point to their local community/state/region db for stats.

Me - f. a chip, I have my dog-tag permanently engraved (ie - tattooed) to my chest. I didn't/don't trust the US Armed Services to screw up then, and a hell of a lot less now.... (that's about 28 years ago then)

Microsoft struggles against self-inflicted Office 365 IMAP outage


So are they going to rename it Office 358

More likely to 3.653....

as to up-time per 24 hrs...

Linux Foundation quietly scraps individual memberships


W. T. H.

Here I am trying to get every/any one I know off of the MS money train, now this bulll sh!t. WTF!

Hell, I may as(s) well recommended chrome as the "Next Best Thing" (TM, CR, Corp, LLC, IP, etc..)!

By-by little penguin... I had such high hopes for ya, little guy.



"I'd rather spoon it."

. . . there is no spoon!

Yeah, I'll grab "the one" that is/is not there. . .

Philae's phinal phlop: Lonely lander didn't answer wakeup signal



they could've. should've but...

Hell, F-It! they did an AMAZING job!

Here's atleast ONE - many more!

"I" salute you.