* Posts by JJKing

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Can't get that printer to work? It's not you. It's that sodding cablin.... oh beautiful job with that cabling, boss

JJKing

Re: RE: Brother for laser printers.

I had an HP 5L and found out about the kit for the paper feed issue. Filled in the online form and a couple of weeks later received a carton with maybe 20 or 30 of the kits. Told all my IT colleagues about this and jus to be sure to be sure, I filled out another online form and received another carton. Used the last kit in 2009 on a 6L. The worked on the 5L, 6L and the 1100 if memory serves me correct so had many a happy customer after finding out about that.

JJKing

Re: He'll have the small plate of crow

Was that an S3 Trio?

JJKing

Re: "Well Analysis - New Knowledge"

Worked in a catholic school where login names were First name initial and surname. An exception was made for a your female teacher called Susan Luttleral.

Four or five years later she got married and the naming convention tear in the space time continuum was repaired.

A floppy filled with software worth thousands of francs: Techie can't take it, customs won't keep it. What to do?

JJKing
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Re: re: Welcome to the information age!

I hope you son won that project.

JJKing
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Re: re: Welcome to the information age!

Way to go your family; bloody impressive. Please pass on my adoration of their spunk (can I say that now and not be accused of anything negative) from a 64 year old male.

Staff and students at Victoria University of Wellington learn the most important lesson of all: Keep your files backed up

JJKing
Facepalm

Apathetic idiots.

I had a teacher complain that their laptop was taking a long time to start (I think that meant boot) so I took a look and found 44GB of data stored on the desktop in various folders. I showed them how to Cut 'N Paste a folder into the Document library and then right click and sent shortcut to desktop. This way the structure would still look exactly the same and not confuse them. I then had them do the same process 3 times themselves because I didn't have the time to move it all myself. I checked back 6 months later and the 44GB had been replaced by 96GB of data so I am guessing my lesson on moving to the Documents location had fallen on deaf ears.

A couple of months later several staff members were getting their laptops upgraded with new devices and staff were not pleased when I told them they would need to backup their data to and external HDD because we didn't have the necessary storage on the Servers and I wasn't going to copy up to 100GB onto an external HDD via a USB 2 connection.

When I started at that location a company was selling USB HDDs at an excellent so I sent an email to about 150 to 170 staff recommending they purchase this tax deduction for their backups. Of the 150 to 170 staff who received my email only three bothered to purchase the external USB drive. After that those 3 received excellent support from me but the others got just what they needed.

Web prank horror: Man shot dead while pretending to rob someone at knife-point for a YouTube video

JJKing
Coat

Re: This is why they should be banned.

Actually there are 11. Those who understand binary, those who don't and those who don't bloody care.

Drag Autonomy founder's 'fraudulent guns' and 'grasping claws' to the US for a criminal trial, thunders barrister

JJKing
Facepalm

They're a weird mob.

I wonder how long it will be before the Septics try and extradite someone for exceeding the speed limit in their home country because it was faster than that in a similar area in the United States of World.

Funny how a game played professionally in only one country on this planet where the winner can be called World Champions. They really do have an inflated opinion of their own importance eh.

We imagine this maths professor's lecture was fascinating – sadly he was muted for two hours

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Re: Much more embarrasing: hot mic

My daughter works for a company that has some fairly extreme but justified security so I made a sign she could put on her door that advised she was in a Zoom meeting so we wouldn't accidently interrupt one of these top secret meetings. It works well and no need to train any potential interlopers.

JJKing
Trollface

Re: Hold up a sign.

Ah, where can I find Scoff's "friend"? Um, err, oh yes, I am asking for a friend. :)

NASA offers foodies, boffins $500,000 to find ways for astronauts to make their own dinners on the Moon, Mars

JJKing
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Re: Ok,

Some dirt eh. I wonder where they could find some of that.....

SpaceX powers through bad case of wind to nail Falcon 9's eighth droneship landing

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Cost Savings?

I would like to know how much the exulted one's company is saving for each recovered first stage. It's absolutely incredible IMO and also "catching" the fairings for reuse again. I read that those things are $5 Million (each or a pair, can't remember) so the saves a little more as well.

Channel Isles cop sacked after abusing police database to track down women drivers for Instagram 'comic' page

JJKing
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Re: It may sound more than just a trifle Juvenal, but ...

Or, "Who polices the police who police the police?"

SpaceX cargo ship splashes down off Florida with science in tow – but what we want to know is how space wine tastes

JJKing
Pint

Or

"Houshton, we have a... hic! problem! We have no canapés!" ?

"Houshton, we have a... hic! problem! We have no can of piss!" ? FTFY

Plague, sanctions shrink Chinese smartphone sales but 5G keeps buyers in the hunt

JJKing
Childcatcher

Re: “If the position of the US administration does not change"

Biden & Harris are going to point the USA in a better direction, to the relief of all.

I certainly hope so. The Precident (sic) farts in the Oval Oriface and the stench permeants around the world.

Must be nice to be in/on the ISS and only have to put up with the sewerage or is it an ammonia smell. A rose by any other name.

Missing Alan Turing memorabilia to be returned to Blighty from the US, 36 years after it went walkabout

JJKing
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What would it be like if.....

I wonder how further advanced IT would be today if Dr Turing hadn't been persecuted for what was not a crime with women (thanks to Queen Victoria) and had progressed with his work.

His work during WWII helped save so many lives (and resulting £££) yet he was thrown away when not desperately needed anymore.

JJKing
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Re: Sort of petty shit Trump would do.

But, but, but JTK cheated to make that possible. Teaching children to code may not be a good thing after all.

Curse of Arecibo strikes again: Now another cable breaks, smashes into America's largest radio telescope

JJKing
Unhappy

Re: Indicators

It is going to be a loooooooooooooooooooooooooong 73 days.

You like Jira that much? Atlassian goes full Service Management with platform, promises Service Desk is fine

JJKing
FAIL

Atlassian all money, don't care.

The company my daughter works at uses Jira and she wanted a button that would create multiple tickets at once. The Atlassian solution, go find a plug in online. WTF? Why are they are relying on third parties to add features to the multi Billion $$$ business. Instead of having this feature in Jira she went online, found the appropriate plug in, modified for her needs and then couldn't implement it due to her company blocking the Java part of the plug in. If this feature and multiple others were part of Jira then maybe Atlassian could be making Billions of $$$ more than they are at present.

Is this a case of a little company getting too big and becoming an uncaring conglomerate or is it behemoth?

ISS? More like HISS, am I right? Space station air leakage narrowed down to Russia's Zvezda module

JJKing
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What's the big deal?

If the astronauts get to have a leak several times a day, why can't the station do the same?

Shall I get my coat?

The power of Bill compels you: A server room possessed by a Microsoft-hating, Linux-loving Demon

JJKing
Meh

FYI

The Server CD David not his name was taking to the site would have been Windows 2000 Server and not NT 4.0 coz it booted off the bloody annoying 3 floppies. Even Windoze 95, 95 OSR2, 98, 98SE, ME (damn, just threw up in my mouth typing that last one) used boot floppies to start unless you were doing an Upgrade.

JJKing

Re: Wiring Issues

Actually the run up check is to make sure you don't get excessive RPM drop when you change from right to left. Missed a multi flight one day when there was a 150rpm drop between mags. Max was 50rpm IIRC. You do however do a dead cut check on shutdown to make sure the magnetos are not still live when you pull the mixture to shut the engine down.

JJKing
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Re: No FreeBSD daemon? @Evil Auditor

Do what happens if you play Country music backward?

You get your house back, your wife back and your chickens start laying :)

DOH! You forgot to include that your dog leaves you too.

JJKing
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Re: This is why...

Watt did you say? Never mind it's beer o'clock so I'm going ohm.

How about a lovely processor thermal trip? Hot day in Italy brings out the banking bork

JJKing
Coat

Where is the error displayed?

Why in a Window of course.

Ok, I'll show myself out.

You *bang* will never *smash* humiliate me *whack* in front of *clang* the teen computer whizz *crunch* EVER AGAIN

JJKing
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Re: With great power comes great incompatibility

No reason to change the wall sockets. You label the existing ones, and explain to the cleaner very clearly which sockets he can use.

If it happens again, you change the cleaner.

And then you play a version of the never ending game of Cleaner Musical Chairs.

Trump administration reportedly offers Oracle cheap end to $400m wage discrimination case

JJKing
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Re: Wish us luck. We'll need it.

Drumpf was not within his right to pardon Stone. You need to look at the criteria for being able to receive a Pardon and Stone didn't even come close to being eligible.

I got 99 problems, and all of them are your fault

JJKing
Coat

99 problems?

Damn, I thought this was all about Maxwell Smart having a tiff with his girlfriend/wife. Missed it by ----> <---- that much.

Mine's the one hanging inside the Cone of Silence.

JJKing
Meh

Sideways,and rotating?

Sideways. And rotating.

And the woodpecker said god bless my soul, take it out, take it, take it...remove it.

Whoops, our bad, we may have 'accidentally' let Google Home devices record your every word, sound – oops

JJKing
WTF?

Accidental eh Google?

That's about as likely as me tripping over Brin or Page's wife and accidentally slipping my dick into her.

How did you spend your time at university? Pizza, booze, sleeping? This Oxford student is snooping on satellites

JJKing
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How can I snoop thee, let me list the way.

Do you mean they are snooping through a Keyhole?

Old-school security hole perfect for worms and remote hijackings found lurking in Windows Server DNS code

JJKing
Angel

Re: Android bugs aplenty

I have an old tablet running KitKat. Guess I need to be careful using it online then. Not going to replace it because it still does what I need it to do.

US restricts visas for folks working at Huawei and other Chinese tech makers – seemingly over China's human-rights abuses

JJKing
Flame

The chinese govt is a two faced bastard (to put it mildly).

It seems a bit hypocritical when Drumpf told Pres Poo Bear that building the camps was a good idea. I don't disagree with the action because china has been very aggressive and I am not happy with them poking their nose into so many countries around the world and then complaining bitterly when they are criticised by other countries openly saying that china has atrocious human rights. I think if people see what the chinese govt are really doing to the Uighurs then there might be a greater backlash against them.

The really strange thing is the Uighurs are Muslim and so far Saudi Arabia sided with china against having the Republic of China (Taiwan) admitted as an observer to a WHO conference. Next Iran is signing a deal with china to supply them with oil but have attached no conditions to treating the Uighurs as actual people. Forced sterilisation of Uighur women makes the chinese govt just as bad if not worse than the Nazi one. Uighur men are removed from the home and a chinese man is moved in to make sure the Uighur women and children do not practise their religion and the men also act as a proxy husband demanding the usual side benefits. I find this abhorrent and shows that the chinese govt does not deserve to be recognised as a civilised society.

To my knowledge no Muslim country has ever spoken out against the treatment of their fellow Muslims. Why is that and why is it left to the rest of the world to take up the Uighur's cause?

Cambridge student rebuilds Polish Enigma-code-breaking box that paved the way for Turing ... and Victory!

JJKing

Re: Britain has been a staunch ally to its NATO partners

@I ain't Spartacus, I think you may have a typo with the year Germany invade Belgium,

Pandemic proves just the tonic for PC sales as shipments shoot upwards

JJKing
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Re: False Dawn

most people don't need VPN anyway

Really? A business doesn't need a VPN to provide a secure way for staff to access their work files that are located on the work Servers? Ok, nice to know.

We're no longer helping UK Post Office persecute postal workers with our shonky system, says Fujitsu

JJKing
Mushroom

They should resort to more traditional methods of doing away with a knight, and stage a duel.

Hopefully between the about to be deposed gong recipient and a nice shiny fully crewed and armed tank. Now that would be justice.

There are DDoS attacks, then there's this 809 million packet-per-second tsunami Akamai says it just caught

JJKing
Meh

Re: And the next step...

It's just not effective because the addresses can be recycled fairly quickly so that you get assigned one after it has become blacklisted.

My ISP or RSP as they are now called here, has assigned me 54,000 Quadrillion IP addresses so I am not running out of numbers (and letters) any time soon if my machine(s) are part of any attack. They would have to block the subnet rather than the IP or range.

Microsoft has a cure for data nuked by fat fingers if you're not afraid of the command line

JJKing
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Re: Ooops!

I carry a backup, on a 2TB USB drive USB drive, with me when I leave the abode overnight,.........Mine are 2TB (have 2 of them), 3TB, 4TB, and 5TB.

Sounds like you don't deal with regular users. They never listen when told to do regular backups and they don't want to spend $500 on a NAS ($10 per week for 1 year only) because it is soooo expensive for their business turning over $4 Million a year despite me telling them it is very cheap insurance.

JJKing
Unhappy

Re: no chance that the $#@&$ Registry will be replaced

Not only will in not run unless you have Windshit 10 but you also need Play Store installed which is not present on Enterprise. Just peachy.

Now if only Microshits would put out a tool to recover drives/partitions from a RAW state. Now that would be useful. (Don't say other apps already do that because I tried 8 or 9 and didn't find one that would find even one file. Some didn't even recognise the partition)

Fujitsu, Japan strong-Arm their way to the top with world's fastest-known super: 415-PFLOPS Fugaku

JJKing
Facepalm

(Use a Yoda voice)

Mmmmm, the MIPS are strong in this one.

Faxing hell: The cops say they would very much like us to stop calling them all the time

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Re: Fax will never die!

Oh yes, calling to get a prescription renewal is the best thing to come out of COVID-19. It used to shit me to tears getting an appointment every 2 weeks and then wait for up to an hour coz the Doc always ran late. (Starts at 9am and by his second victim would be 15 minutes behind).

Phoning in and picking up the script from reception and no waiting is just wonderful and saves me a lot of time.

C is for 'Careful now', D is for 'Download surprise': Microsoft to resurrect optional Windows 10 updates as 'Previews'

JJKing
Meh

Re: Refunds for repairs?

Drew Scriver said, My dad (who is old enough to have been on sentry duty on the East German border during the Cuba crisis) is rather computer-challenged.

Linux is not then an option in this case. The GUI is totally different to what he is presently using. It is bad enough trying to find shit when MS used to release a new O/S. A significantly/totally different O/S will just add to the man's stress levels.

If Linux, in all the different flavours, was the answer, then surely they would have a massive market share of the desktop operating system and not just the present fanboi users.

VMware and Office for Mac need patching, Microsoft can scan your firmware, and Anonymous takes credit for Atlanta police hacks

JJKing
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Re: CCP

Republicans are complaining about propagnada on social media?

Pot, meet pot.

Dutch spies helped Britain's GCHQ break Argentine crypto during Falklands War

JJKing
Flame

A wide open land surrounded by teeth.

Some idiot Congresscritter announced in his local paper after a trip to a decoding station in Melbourne Oz that Our boys down there (it was Oz male and female decryppies) had broken the Japanese code. Japan changed the code within a couple of days of publication and it took them 3 weeks to break the new code. One of the women involved wondered how many troops were killed because some big mouthed idiot couldn't keep his gob shut.

The end really is nigh – for 32-bit Windows 10 on new PCs

JJKing
Megaphone

Re: I honestly thought it never existed

I agree. Microsoft has been very backward.

Facebook to surround all of Africa in optical fibre and tinfoil

JJKing
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Re: My gast is well and truly flabbered

I hope this cable doesn't get connected to all those Nigerian princes and banks that are full of dead peoples money. I've had enough emails from them in this lifetime thanks.

JJKing
Boffin

Re: someone explaining

Why not ask the Orange Idiot at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. After all, he knows everything about everything.

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Re: Can someone explain?

I am sure there are some unemployed ex-SAS operators that would like an all expenses paid PLUS all the pirates you can shoot ocean cruise.

Late $440m Christmas present for HP: Judge triples damages windfall from Quanta in CD-ROM drive price-fix showdown

JJKing
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Re: When does HP reimburse its customers?

If 100% markup is fair; then HP should give every customer $30.

An HP Server in 1999 had a floppy drive fail a couple of months out of warranty. HP wanted $160 for a replacement floppy drive. I supplied a standard drive for $25 retail. I think HPs markup is slightly more than 100%.

And now for this evening's space weather report. We've got a hotspot of satellite-wrecking 'killer electrons' in the outer Van Allen belt...

JJKing
Pint

Reward for each Killer Electron caught and jailed. -------->

First job for the new US Space Force is to apprehend all those killer electrons. We really can't tolerate those violent electrons anywhere near our <sarcasm on>law abiding planet.</sarcasm off>

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