* Posts by Kennelly

18 publicly visible posts • joined 10 Apr 2013

Developer creates ‘Quite OK Image Format’ – but it performs better than just OK


Re: Pronouncing...

Pro tip: It's easy to remember if you recall that it is an abbreviation for Jraphics Interchange Format

YouTube's recommendation engine is pretty naff, Mozilla study finds


Re: It's the ads that irritate me most

Google "adblock plus" - I routinely install the chrome extension, mainly to stop YouTube showing unwanted ads

Five words everyone wants to hear: Microsoft has 'visually refreshed' Office


Re: Windows Search

Works as a proper search function should in the 3rd millennium?

After reading https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Everything_(software) - Security concerns, I'm not so sure about that.

Now that's what I call a sticky situation: Repairability fiends open up Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G, find the remains of Shergar


legislate! legislate!

For the sake of the planet's dwindling resources, It's time to make repair-proofing, and deliberate obsolescence, illegal IMHO

You want a Y2K crash? FINE! Here's a poorly computer


Re: Same as Audits

Excel uses days since 1900

DateValue("1/1/1900") is 1

DateValue("12/2/2020") is 42873

DateValue("31/12/9999") is 2958465

Anyone still using Excel 2019 on 1 Jan 10000 will have a problem.

Pack your bags! NASA's latest exoplanet hunter satellite finds its first Earth-sized world in a habitable zone – and it's only 100 light years away


Wouldn't want to be 99 light years distant from Earth when they again "correct TOI 700's parameters" and realise that, yeah, actually it is as hot as we first thought, you better come back

This is a sett-up! Mum catches badger feasting on contents of freezer


Re: Catflaps - let's drag this back to IT...

My cat would just keep hammering at the locked catflap until it flexed sufficiently to spring open. No way would it have hindered a badger.

Chap joins elite support team, solves what no one else can. Is he invited back? Is he f**k


Re: not neccessarily very good at brown-nosing...

In a company I worked for, there were sufficiently many people in this situation that a new technical grade was created, on a management pay level, to accommodate them. However after many years, changes of CEO, and reorganisations, that arrangement was lost in the mists of time and my role gradually mutated into the people management position I didn't want, without any advancement on the pay scale. I think most (if not all) of the others subject to the same arrangement had left by then.

Boeing big cheese repeats pledge of 737 Max software updates following fatal crashes


To save you visiting the full report for this info - the fig 5 charts extract spans a time period of approx 13 mins, the pilots were fighting the auto-adjustment for control over a period of seven minutes

Unsure why you can't log into Office 365? So is Microsoft


fall-back position

This is an example of why I still keep my *reeeaally* important information in .txt files.

Oracle, for one, says we'll welcome our new robot overlords: '90%' of you will obey an AI bot


Re: Dalek Obsessive alert.

I came to the comments specifically to check that somebody had noticed this. Someone at el Reg needs to surrender their geek credentials.

Someone tell Thorpe Lane in Suffolk their internet sucks – they're still loading the page


Re: Average of one household perhaps?

Yeah but there are surely plenty of other places in the UK where the same is true, this terrible performance indicator isn't for Trimley(s) as a whole, its for one mostly unpopulated lane, leading to a farm - which is why I think it is the result of a particularly small sample.


Average of one household perhaps?

Thorpe Lane isn't far from me - I live in Felixstowe. If you check the satellite view on Google Maps (or map provider of your choice) you'll see that there are very few houses, so I'm wondering how many broadband-connected premises made up the sample from which the average was derived - there might have been only one, with a misconfigured router or some other anomaly. The Trimleys (there are two - St. Martin and St Mary) also aren't a million miles from BT's Adastral Park, so there's plenty of broadband expertise in the area :-) Disclaimer: between 1997 and 2014 I worked for BT, but not involved in broadband provision, and not interested in defending any ISP's reputation.

Win 10 creators update offers new reality opportunity


What about Valve/HTC/Vive?

An article on VR and AR that fails to mention the Vive? Significant omission.

Ailing BT division snuggles up with AWS to flog cloudy services


Which is it? Restructuring, Repositioning or Refocusing?

Patterson needs to make up his mind, because if you refocus something and then reposition it, you're going to need to refocus it again. Throw restructuring into the mix, and who knows what'll happen.

Microsoft to spooks: WannaCrypt was inevitable, quit hoarding


Re: orphan zombies moaning 'uhhhp daaytz'

KB3125574 is the "everything since SP1" update.

For fixing the WU process specifically, there are updates KB3102810 (fix for Installing and searching for updates is slow and high CPU usage occurs), and KB3161608, update rollup which includes KB3161647, Windows Update client refresh June 2016

Toaster cooks network and burns 'expert' user's credibility to a crisp


Re: Morphy Richards! There's a brand I learned to really hate

These days, a new iron is probably cheaper than four bus journeys

The ten SEXIEST computers of ALL TIME


Re: Wot no SGI?

The O2 is the one I remember. BT liked its sexy curves so much they named their spin-off mobile company after it. (May not be true). Also, wot no Bondi blue G3 iMac?