* Posts by Psmo

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Macs, iPhones, iPads to get encrypted DNS – how'd you like them Apples?

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Re: Idiot-tax ...

Personally, I find "retarded" (word used by the OP) far more offensive than "idiot", as one's a condition and the other can be a momentary lapse.

Dumbasses.

It's National Cream Tea Day and this time we end the age-old debate once and for all: How do you eat yours?

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Boffin

Re: Too much arguing = not enough eating

Eating regardless is the surest way to get cream in your eyebrows.

Goggles on.

Beware the fresh Windows XP install: Failure awaits you all with nasty, big, pointy teeth

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Re: chewed wires

Just schedule a large delivery of "fuck it" from orbit.

It's the only way to be sure.

The state of OpenPGP key servers: Kristian, can you renew my certificate? A month later: Kristian? Ten days later: Too late, it’s expired

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Flame

And the world's ledgers hide the billions of lost revenue when upper management let the wrong person leave.

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Coat

I'm surprised more IT Services companies don't have a bodyguard division.

The kevlar jacket, thanks.

Here's a headline we never thought we'd write 20 years ago: Microsoft readies antivirus for Linux, Android

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Re: cool

Why would your server have a browser anyway?

Google isn't even trying to not be creepy: 'Continuous Match Mode' in Assistant will listen to everything until it's disabled

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Paris Hilton

Re: GDPR

Sarcasm and ironic counterpoint will save us all.

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes: UK man gets 3 years for torching 4G phone mast over 5G fears

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Coat

Re: It's a shame...

While it's not a bad idea to give the incompentents extra time to pass their 'skills' onto the prison population, I would against rewarding competence in criminal endeavours.

Nice wallpaper you've got there. It would be a shame if it bricked your phone

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Megaphone

Re: Almost...

Altogether now:

Windoooows Phoooooone!

Software bug in Bombardier airliner made planes turn the wrong way

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Paris Hilton

Re: At least..

I'll just gonna leave this here as a reminder, k?

I draw your attention to the incomplete training and the software undoing pilot adjustments.

Trump issues toothless exec order to show donors, fans he's doing something about those Twitter twerps

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Re: Trumpetsters Trumpet Drumpfs Lumps

Veep is this. An US reading of British political satire tradition.

So you really didn't touch the settings at all, huh? Well, this print-out from my secret backup says otherwise

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Re: The Florida Man wants to remind you

Shirley it depends on which way its pointing?

Mulled Chrome API shines light on long-neglected privacy gap: Sites can snoop on your find-in-page searches

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If secrets and/or hidden info are ending up on the client in easily readable format you are a bad developer doing bad things with your bad skills and you should feel bad.

And maybe have your fingers broken so you type slower and think more.

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If you're reusing a password with a word that can be returned by a keyword search yes I think you are naïve.

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Finally

I never understood why this functionnality was not already in place:

  • When you use a site's search box, you are already giving them and their third-party search box the information, and the returned information is theirs anyway
  • Searching across multi-tabbed config pages and menus becomes more logical
  • Allows a logical overlaps of the results between page and global search.
  • Allows optimising of the page layout depending on real user interest without the stalkery techniques used today

The last two are awkward, but in my view navigating of Zottabytes of potentially useful information can't be done without it.

Of course, this is Google/ Chrome so they'll be able to drown any potentially useful gains in stalker juice. It might serve as a base for someone else, though.

Microsoft blocks Trend Micro code at center of driver 'cheatware' storm from Windows 10, rootkit detector product pulled from site

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Re: Hanlon's Razor does not apply today...

My first thought too. Trend Micro have been around long enough to predate the requirements, and they wouldn't rewrite more than was necessary.

Lawsuit klaxon: HP, HPE accused of coordinated plan to oust older staff in favor of cheaper, compliant youngsters

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Re: HP hiring younger staff

Younger and less experienced staff tend to not know their rights as employees, the law with respect to time worked or be union members.

They also tend to believe the in-house legal team with respect to the enforceability of some contract clauses.

Project Reunion: Microsoft's attempt to tear down all those barriers it's built for Windows developers over the years

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Re: Breaking into song...

Dammit stuck in my head now.

Forget BYOD, this is BYOVM: Ransomware tries to evade antivirus by hiding in a virtual machine on infected systems

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Many frameworks spawn processes like its going out of fashion; how do you check that they are all legit?

Well, that's something boffins haven't seen before: A strange alien streaks around Jupiter

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Re: That far away ?

Jupiter's gravity and atmospheric friction will play their role as well.

Tech's Volkswagen moment? Trend Micro accused of cheating Microsoft driver QA by detecting test suite

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Re: Micro Shaft Drivers

Sounds like Logitech doing dumb things with their drivers and nothing to do with Micromite.

Hate 'em as much as you like, but their tightening of the rules for drivers and generic drivers has stabilised Windows systems enormously over the last couple of decades.

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Re: "We believe this allegation is misleading"

However, this is a known bug in the USian bill production system.

Making all the bills the same size leads to a huge pile of stupid that could be solved in a straightforward way.

We really doing this again? Rumour has it that Apple is nearly finished developing augmented-reality glasses

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Re: Name?

iForAnEye?

A real loch mess: Navy larks sunk by a truculent torpedo

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Pirate

Wikipedia (yeah, I know) has it as three.

Interesting mix of nations, as you say.

If you don't LARP, you'll cry: Armed fun police swoop to disarm knight-errant spotted patrolling Welsh parkland

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Re: WTF ?!!

Traditional quilting does help to deaden impacts, but nothing that will absorb much.

A fluid-based membrane should be tougher and deform less, but I would think that a layer thick enough to absorb impacts would make moving nearly impossible (like one of those sumo suits).

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Re: WTF ?!!

Irrespective of armour, enough force delivered to the centre of mass would still knock someone over.

Exceptions might be someone drunk, seriously large or wearing one of those sumo suits, as that would disperse the energy. They'd still need a sit down, though.

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Boffin

Re: WTF ?!!

It's why the rifle is chunky and probably packs a hell of a kick:

- low penetration and lethality with no splintering

=> beeg (and heavy) object sent (relatively) slowly

=> large area of impact and tough round with flex

As the armour is of unknown quality and composition it was the best tool to ensure a clean outcome, but great that it wasn't fired.

Goggles even when firing blanks, kids.

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Re: WTF ?!!

Alliterative ammunition aides avoidance!

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Windows

Re: Plague Doctors?

Hey, not quite dead over here- stop pushing!

Micros~1? ClippyZilla? BSOD Bob? There can be only one winner. Or maybe two

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Alien

Gordon's alive?

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Windows

No MicroMite?

Shame, most of the others sound like contributions from unimaginative forum posts rather than the wit for which The Register is justly renowned.

Still, I only managed my half-measure today so how can I tell?

Wanna be a developer? Your coworkers want to learn Go and like to watch, er, Friends and Big Bang Theory

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Childcatcher

Re: Greedy and careless

We blame you for Facebook.

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Paris Hilton

Re: Hmm

SQL is a progamming language

In pure SQL you need to do all sorts of hacks and work arounds for anything more complex than a unit operation.

If you're chaining statements, you need PL/SQL, procedures or sessions with state so you're no longer in the realm of the standard and every DBMS manages it differently.

Penny smart and dollar stupid: IT jobs slashed in US, UK, Europe to cut costs – just when we need staff the most

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Trollface

Re: Worst case scenario

People with Zombie Plans are starting to look pretty wise.

Avoid population centres and head north or south to freeze or burn off the virus.

Icon: Close enough

Users of Will.i.am's Wink IoT hub ask 'Where is the love?' as they're asked to pay for a new subscription service

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Re: Am I the only one left in this world....

But where are the micropayments?

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Boffin

Re: Let's start a new fad

If it ain't broke, it needs more features.

It is unclear why something designed to pump fuel into a car needs an ad-spewing computer strapped to it, but here we are

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Gimp

As one who raises bugs for font issues

That second one is especially painful.

But I keep looking and can't look away.

Non-human Microsoft Office users get their own special licences

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Thumb Up

Re: What about Volume Licensing?

I would assume so.

It's a great solution to the stupidity of having your API calls using real users' details.

If I had a quid every time that a password or staffing change had accidently killed an automated process I'd be a rich person.

What do you call megabucks Microsoft? No really, it's not a joke. El Reg needs you

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Re: MicroMite

Like it.

For me it reflects that you can like some products and use cases, while avoiding anything touched by others.

Serial killer spotted on the night train from Newcastle

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Meh

"Of course I'll have to replace it!"

Or for when you don't know where your ship learned to communicate.

Google Australia says government pulled pin on content-for-cash talks, hands in its homework anyway

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Pirate

'We use our steaming piles of cash to muscle a presence into as many web properties as we can get away with, undercutting any existing operators cause we're loaded.'

Britain has no idea how close it came to ATMs flooding the streets with free money thanks to some crap code, 1970s style

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Boffin

Re: This is why we make prototypes

Weirdest noise I got was from a soldering iron that got wet.

Dried it out and turned it on, although it was probably dead.

It gave a soft "ehurgh" coughing noise before committing seppuku across the table.

Assange should be furloughed from Belmarsh prison, says human rights org. Here's a thought: He could stay with friends!

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Terminator

Re: As long as UK.gov keeps the money this time

Well, the reduced amount was decided by the judge, so I can't really comment on that; if ever I find myself on the hook, I'd like the courts to take into account changing circumstances.

As much as I like the purity of a system that straps you down and holds you to account irrespective, we've already got enough of those in our lives.

Can't let the robots take over completely.

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Alert

Re: As long as UK.gov keeps the money this time

Supporters (including his Wikileaks assistants) got between 20% and 60% reduction on the sum promised, but they did pay a bit: Ref

This time anyone putting up money must know what they're getting into, so the courts would be better placed to grab the lot.

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Go

As long as UK.gov keeps the money this time

If bail is set at a few tens of millions as a contribution towards the spending for his last bail jumping escapade, I don't see an issue.

From attacked engineers to a crypto-loving preacher with a questionable CV: Yep, it's still very much 5G silly season

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Alien

Re: "What is the scientific founding of your statement ?"

Well you would say that wouldn't you?

Icon for when you can't see the wood for the alien conspiracies.

We're in a timeline where Dettol maker has to beg folks not to inject cleaning fluid into their veins. Thanks, Trump

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Headmaster

Re: Suggestion

You can lead someone to an idea but you can't make them think?

Pentagon watchdog sets phasers to none, clears $10bn JEDI contract process but leaves door open for lawsuits

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Re: Monopoly?

The article didn't mention the word monopoly once.

We're talking servers and cloud workloads, APIs, pricing and market positioning, with a healthy amount of political eye-rolling and sarcasm.

The post was some anonymous whataboutery flannel, conflating Microsoft's offline monopoly with the treatment of Amazon, I assume venting some long-held frustration.

Or trying to create another Microsoft gripefest, which is what I assumed.

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Trollface

Re: Monopoly?

Poor troll 2/10.

Would downvote again.

A chief technology officer in a time of COVID-19: Keep calm and make the most of the whole business suddenly realising how important IT is

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Usually Exchange servers aren't internet-addressable, so people will tend to access the full VPN even if webmail is available and they don't need any other resources.

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