* Posts by zapper

19 publicly visible posts • joined 2 Jul 2013

Nvidia RTX 4090: So hot they're melting power cables


And who defines what is of social benefit? the government? really? hahahahahahahah!!

US to relax restrictions for tech companies in Iran


and when they arrest anyone in possession of a starlink dish for spying for the GREAT SATAN, what happens then.....

Play Store class action has £15m budget for defeating Google in London court


Re: I'm sobbing crocodile tears for Google...

good faith? really? when one is making millions from attempting to take them to court, good faith goes out the window. and do you really think the odd 100 million will make any difference? Google FB et al spend more than that on jelly beans for the reception tables.


Tougher rules on targeted ads, deepfakes, crafty web design, and more? Euro lawmakers give a thumbs up


If you are not allowed to store data about a user, how do they know you have already said no?

Fake 'BT' caller fleeces elderly victim of £30k in APP app scam


Re: then transferred to the 'safekeeping' account, which was the offender's

or more than one


Re: How does this work?

except the mark who owns the destination account is another victim - low paid single mum who thinks that by transferring cash from their account to another for a few 100 quid is paying their own bills.... 3 or 4 accounts around the world in the chain and you are effectively hidden

One person's harmless japery can be another's night of LaserJet Lego



I have had users on at least 2 occasions insert floppies into the slot above the drive. I was called in once several disks had been eaten.

Former headteacher fined £700 after dumping old pupil data on server at new school


Its simple

copy the USB to your personal space. Lesson plans you have been using since year dot. oops two zipped files of last years student list also got copied...... and you have now committed a crime.

Not a stalker, Not a 'pedo' Not a dailymail reader in sight.....


Congrats from 123-Reg! You can now pay us an extra £6 or £12 a year for basically nothing

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Re: I want to move away

Tsohost - you mean that company who used to be Webfusion with decent 24/7 support by phone for dedicated servers, who downgraded everything to web ticket only support, but only business hours, every second saturday 3-4.45pm and Sunday lunchtimes in every 5th leap year.

The Register Lecture: How to build your own tractor beam


Is that before or after all the Maplin shops close?

BT hikes prices for third time in 18 months


Re: So...

We are using A&A at work. no complaints, as its only gone down once or twice in two years, Once due to a failed power supply on a firebrick and that was replaced in 24hrs. Great customer service with named individuals who actually know what they are talking about. Expensive compared to others but worth it when things go wrong.

Tesla books over $8bn in overnight sales claims Elon Musk


Re: Delivery dates for innovative products that haven't gone into production yet

Yup. And look what he did for the computer industry.

How many crowd funding companies or 'unicons' fail to product anything worthwhile? At least Sinclair and Elon Musk have done (and did) something towards fulfilling their promises.


Yes oh YES!!!!!

Come on guys where is your sense of fun, any car that is going to be commercially available with a 'Ludicrous Mode' has got to be worth buying!!!!!

Here's a great idea: Let's make a gun that looks like a mobile phone

Big Brother

Re: How pathetic is this?

Well we don't live in a country with laws that appear to allow a legal gun owner to walk into a school and kill groups of children.

We had one nutter who did that and we did something about it


A simple comparison




your point?

Goodbye Vulcan: Blighty's nuclear bomber retires for the last time


The reason for not running along the runway was if the line was displaced either side, then you miss completely. If you hit it at an angle, the chances are great for a hit if you are displaced left or right.

Land Rover's return: Last orders and leather seats for Defender nerds


Re: @david bates - rich boys toys wh

And in in sunny Watford, where my 1986 '90/Defender mix (its a long story) gets used to tow a RiB down to the south coast for diving. Sadly I cannot run it into London due to the current Low Emission Zone (It was classed as a van for some reason)

Thought your household broadband was pants? Small biz has it worse


Re: No FTTC for us

We have exactly the same problem. Cabinet other side of the street for the domestic users FTTC - the industrial estate this side - zip, we are lucky with 4mb, we can have fibre, for £17000 install, and because the 'street' has fibre BT class it as 'available', so we will never get any realistic speeds on our estate - so we have 3 BB lines, two bonded, just to get a reasonable service that is just about workable.

At home? we get VM cable at silly speeds for £40pcm

How Microsoft can keep Win XP alive – and WHY: A real-world example


Re: Re:Linux running most of the world's servers

Totally agree, as I have two CNC machines in our shop, both running on XP machines and no route for upgrades - even basic elements in relation to direct access to serial and parallel ports cause issues with modern hardware.

Maybe he should strap the willing dev to the front of the machine for testing - if the drive is screwed, then so is the dev - literally!!!

'The Apprentice' is a load of old codswallop, says biz prof


Those that can do.... that that can't teach....

I agree that the show has no real bearing on business apart from showing how easy it is to make basic mistakes, but then it is supposed to be entertaining rather than 'how to set up in business'. It is also edited with a severe slant on making some people look good and then slamming others.

As to the Prof, I wonder if he has ever run his own business, or even had a job outside academia.. as they say those that can, do, those that can't .....