* Posts by MacNews

17 publicly visible posts • joined 24 Oct 2013

Cambodia cans critics of its snoopy Internet Gateway, says every nation has one


Re: Cambodia???

With martial law imposed yesterday, I'm sure it's not far away.

Sysadmin figures out dating agency worker lied in his profile


Re: The real problem...

That happens to me today on my very modern HP Officejet 8600. Whether it is wi-fi or ethernet, it loves to drop the connection.

Two-speed Android update risk: Mobes face months-long wait


Re: What about BlackBerry's android phones??

Funny omission, that.

What's ordered in Vegas, doesn't stay in Vegas? $6.7m of printer ink 'stolen by office worker'


This is the problem

When most companies don't give references for former employees.

She got the job at the University because they had no idea about the water District.

Here's how police arrested Lauri Love – and what happened next


Re: Time to stop this

Then everyone would do crime from within the Nordic countries and do no time.

You Acer holes! PC maker leaks payment cards in e-store hack


Happens All The Time

Acer mailed me a letter about this last week. This happens often in America, my card number had already been compromised through some other merchant, so this card is long gone.

State Department finds 22 classified emails in Hillary’s server, denies wrongdoing


Translation lost across the pond

You Brits are not understanding the seriousness of this offense. It is the equivalent of storing classified files at home and breaching the Official Secrets Act.

This [b]is[b] a serious issue. Don't believe me? Look at how many times Petreaus has been raked through the coals the past couple years.

The only reason she is not in jail is because she is a Clinton.

Skilled workers, not cost, lured Apple to China says Tim Cook


Industrial-age taxes

Shouldn't industrial-strength age taxes suit Apple just fine? With lower fixed costs than a car or airplane maker, and higher margins, wouldn't digital-age taxes be proportionally higher?

Mozilla bins 'Tiles' ads plan in Firefox


Thunderbird: Separate but equal

Not even close...

Another chance to win a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive


The Winning caption is...

Relax, BOFH here. Just doing indexing for the nightly backup.

Still safe as houses: More CCTV for the masses


How to protect outside cameras?

A little camera standing on a desk will get knocked over right quick in a robbery.

Why not review outdoor cameras, and how to harden them from a fist or baseball bat. Plus cloud backup from NAS in case of arson.

Why so tax-shy, big tech firms? – Bank of England governor


Incorrect job history

"Carney previously spent 13 years at the investment bank Goldman Sachs."

Actually, Carney was previously the head of the Bank of Canada.

BlackBerry Enterprise chief: Yes, we did leave users behind


Re: They're still in deep trouble

The Passport and Classic are geared to their niche: Government and enterprise.

In that conversation, it is BlackBerry that wipes the floor with the wannabes.

Best budget Android smartphone there is? Must be the Moto G


Re: Has it got USB TV-out, or at least Miracast ?

Don't bother writing them by post, it will just get binned. As me how I know.

'Best known female architect' angrily defends gigantic vagina


One hot ticket

Heard there will be a screening of Rochelle, Rochelle on the scoreboard at halftime. Better order a big salad.

Heins didn't have the beans. Can comeback king Chen fish BlackBerry out of jam?


Re: First step should not be hard

I would heartily agree. My server friend says BES10 is great, except you need another server to run BES for your legacy BBOS devices. And another server to run Mobile Fusion so you can manage iOS and Android. Great for BlackBerry to snag all those licence fees but not so great when the result is "25,000 commercial AND test servers".

Finally! How to make Android USABLE: Install BlackBerry OS 10.2


Wow! A FREE upgrade!

Lock-screen notifications, toast notifications and Priority Hub. "Carnac, what three things do you like best about 10.2 update?"