* Posts by Jamesit

241 publicly visible posts • joined 21 Nov 2014


Lawsuit claims Google Maps led dad of two over collapsed bridge to his death


Re: Were there no signs indicating that the Bridge was out?

"The complaint alleges that Google had been notified by concerned residents asking for the route to be struck off both years before the accident and following Paxson's death."

It was reported.

Google on trial: Feds challenge deals that set your web search defaults


Re: The end of Firefox

Google needs other browsers to avoid being a monopoly in the browser market.

Mark Zuckerberg would kick Elon Musk's ass, experts say


Re: he starts his day with octopus, a bowl of ice cream, eight oatmeal biscuits, and a donut

It was Futurama and dolphin not an octopus. :-)

Florida man insists he didn't violate the law by keeping Top Secret docs


Don't forget about the classified satellite image that he tweeted. https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2023/6/13/2175054/-That-time-trump-tweeted-a-classified-satellite-image-to-the-Whole-Freaking-World

Sonatype axes 14 percent of staff, reminds them not to talk to the press


Re: An Award-Winning Workplace for Innovators

They sacked the guy that sacked the guy responsible for sacking the guy.

No more feature updates for Windows 10 – current version is final


Re: Upgrades work for me

Here's the link: https://www.theregister.com/2022/07/04/rufus_explorerpatcher_windows_11/

Twitter starts auction to flip the bird, furniture, pizza ovens, gadgets galore


A Twitter bird statue went for $77,000


The price has not been published, I was watching the item.

It's time to retire 'edge' from our IT vocabulary


"What exactly is the edge?"

It's what you make sure you are nowhere near when talking to the BOFH!

Commercial repair shops caught snooping on customer data by canny Canadian research crew


Re: Snooping

I don't consider that snooping, you happened to see a filename in the course of a normal repair. If you looked through the directories looking at files that would be different.

Twitter is suffering from mad bro disease. Open thinking can build it back better


Re: vac

You need boosters for some of those too.

DisplayPort standards bods school USB standards bods with latest revision


VGA is analogue and HDMI is digital.

New measurement alert: Liz Truss inspires new Register standard


Re: But where's the "Merkel"

"but we're only going to get a Prime Minister who's good at getting elected. This is pretty much like writing software and saying it works, but never checking it"

Isn't that the Micros~1 approach to writing software?

The only Windows 10 updates for the year are coming. Spoiler alert: It's just security


"The Windows 10 version 22H2 updates – the 13th feature update of the venerable operating system – came the same day Microsoft announced the availability of new features for Windows 11 that were outlined when version 22H2 of the OS was unveiled last month."

I read that as vulnerable operating system.

Toyota dev left key to customer info on public GitHub page for five years


"Upon discovering the GitHub repo, Toyota immediately made it private. Two days later the company changed the access key to the data server."

Why did it take two days to change the key? I thought changing the key would be a priority.

Plop. That's the sound of a boot manager booting PCs off media they can't start from


Re: Elderly machines

Have you tried Ventoy? https://www.ventoy.net/en/index.html I booted a T410 with it. I used a Lexar 64G stick.

Mozilla drags Microsoft, Google, Apple for obliterating any form of browser choice


The any browser campaign is still active. https://anybrowser.org/campaign/

Admins run into Group Policy problems after Win10 update


Two words: Quality Assurance. It might be a good idea to test updates before releasing them.

Microsoft warns of bugs after nation pushes back DST switchover


Re: https://www.southsoftware.com

I didn't think of that, I'll check it out, I hope I didn't link to a bad download.

Edit to add. virusscan.jotti.org says it's clean.


Virustotal.com isn't working for me.


When Canada and the US changed the beginning and ending of DST, MS provided a tool to edit the time zones called TZEDIT.EXE.

"Tzedit - Time Zone Editor

Tzedit - Time Zone Editor Tzedit is a freeware utility that allows you to edit time zone information in Windows. All parameters can be edited such as time zone name and information, time zone location on the world map (MapID), Microsoft Time Zone Index, MUI strings for time zone name and Dynamic DST settings. This utility works on any version of Windows from Windows 95 to Windows 10."


download link: https://www.southsoftware.com/tzedit.zip

Arm sues Qualcomm over custom Nuvia CPU cores, wants designs destroyed


Re: Wow

I wonder if they'll use any strong Arm tactics to prevent that.

$2.8m gene therapy treatment is America's most expensive drug ever


Re: Covid "vaccine" is gene therapy

"Canadian researchers discover 'weak spot' in COVID-19 virus key to treatments

Staff The Canadian Press

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have discovered what they are calling a “ weak spot” in the virus that causes COVID-19.

A study published in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Nature Communications says the “key vulnerability” is found in all major variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus."


General Motors charges mandatory $1,500 fee for three years of optional car features


Re: Other car manufacturers are available.

Thanks jake, I'll do that, I'm not sure how to do that kind of work. Using the Flintstones method of stopping is hard on my shoes.


Re: Other car manufacturers are available.

Is there a way to fix the window on the master cylinder? I have no rear breaks right now, I have a Motorino electric scooter, it uses the same kink of breaks as a motorcycle. Thanks

Facebook hands over chats to cops in abortion case


Re: 49 years

"Whilst I'm very much in the "if you're not a woman, you don't get a say in abortion" camp,"

What about trans-men? They aren't women and can get pregnant do they get a say in abortion?

Atari Video Computer System returns in Lego form


"In fact, compared to the cheaper Nintendo Entertainment System set (with all its twiddly technic bits and separate television), we'd have to describe the VCS set as a bit of a disappointment if it weren't for the nostalgia factor."

In Canada the NES is $349 and the VCS is $299, I wonder how much a working Lego one would be?

Amazon sues 10,000 Facebook Group admins for offering fake reviews


Re: Verified Purchase

They could add a tag to verified purchases, I've seenthat done on other sites.

Canadian ISP Rogers falls over for hours, takes out broadband, cable, cellphones


"Rogers CEO apologizes, says 'maintenance upgrade' behind major outage"

"he president and CEO of Rogers Communications has apologized for a serious network outage that disrupted service for more than 10 million Canadians. The “network system failure” was caused by a maintenance upgrade, he says."



Re: Its Back

Still down for me. I hope it's back soon, I just rebooted my phone and still no connection.


Still down 1545PT I hope it's up soon. way too long they should have a backup network for situations like this.

Rufus and ExplorerPatcher: Tools to remove Windows 11 TPM pain and more


I just installed Win 11 on a computer that shipped with Vista, I didn't have any problems, I just wanted to see if it would work. The system had no TPM and no UEFI, it did have 6gigs of RAM . The MS requirements are bogus.

Running DOS on 64-bit Windows and Linux: Just because you can


A great source for abandoned games from 1978 to present is myabandonware.com, Does anyone know of a good site to get other abandoned programmes?

Apple may have to cough up $1bn to Brits in latest iPhone Batterygate claim


"The Register has asked Cupertino for comment."

Holding my breath.:-)

512 disk drives later, Floppotron computer hardware orchestra hits v3.0


"Maybe it's not a particularly useful device," conceded Zadrożniak, "but it was a little challenging and super fun to make."

That's the best kind, not particularly useful, and creative. It's a good hack.

Tim Hortons collected location data constantly, without consent, report finds


This is why I never enable location on my phone. I do have the Timmy's app installed.

Switzerland's SWIFT data centre under guard after Russian banks excluded


Switzerland takes SWIFT action to protect data centre.

Facebook is one bad Chrome extension away from another Cambridge Analytica scandal


"Multiple Chrome browser extensions make use of a session token for Meta's Facebook that grants access to signed-in users' social network data in a way that violates the company's policies and leaves users open to potential privacy violations."

I thought privacy was violated by using Facebook.

We get the privacy we deserve from our behavior


"I wouldn't be surprised if a number of those that voted 'For' thought they were voting 'For' privacy, rather than agreeing with the 'In the digital age, we should not expect our communications to remain private' statement."

I thought I was voting for privacy not against privacy, I would expect my communication to be private. I know it's not, it should be though.

Canadian Netwalker ransomware crook pleads guilty to million-dollar crimes


I hope he isn't diagnosed as being on the autistic scale. I hate that defense.

US Navy in mad dash to salvage F-35C that fell off a carrier into South China Sea


They washed it wrong.

Google joins others in Big Tech: Get vaccinated – or you're fired


Re: 'we shouldn't stigmatize the unvaccinate'

"Most of them. 4 polio, 6 diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough, 3 hepatitis B and 2 each mumps, measles, rubella and chicken pox (again from memory ... my daughter's vaccinations were long ago, I'm going by what I remember of my nieces and nephews)."

I think Tetanus is every 5 or 10 years.


Re: I'll bite :)

My sister is vaccinated and caught COVID from an anti-vax person at work, it was a mild case though and she is fully recovered, no symptoms of long COVID so far. Some vaccinated people do end up in ICU.

Bryan Adams is vaccinated and has caught COVID twice. https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/583167-singer-bryan-adams-tests-positive-for-covid-19-twice-within

Microsoft admits to yet more printing problems in Windows as back-at-the-office folks asked for admin credentials


Why does Micros~1 hate printers so much?

Bad news, AMD fans: This week's Windows 11 update didn't fix your performance woes (they may be worse)


Re: Makes me curious

I believe it was an Intel power management driver.

Microsoft vows to make its Surface laptops, Xbox kit easier to fix by 2022


“We also have a longstanding commitment to building high-quality, innovative, and safe devices that customers love."

Like the Windows phone and Vista?

"We have been taking steps for years to improve device repairability and to expand the available choices for device repair."

At least they don't glue the Xbox 360 together. They could make it compatible with more hard drives. I'm not sure about the XBone.

Lawsuit claims hospital ransomware infection cost baby her life


The people with invalid card numbers may have reported the cards stolen and been given new numbers, making the old ones invalid.

YouTube expands vaccine misinfo crackdown, nukes anti-vax channels for good


In my opinion Mercola is a quack and should lose his license if he has one. Is he a doctor> Wikipedia doesn't make it clear if he is or not,


Re: I've been vaccinated

Me too, 2x mRNA no side effects either.

'Wayne Kerr?': School board falls for 'Bart Simpson' prank names.


'Wayne Kerr?': School board falls for 'Bart Simpson' prank names.


"Anonymous pranksters resurrected a decades-old bit from The Simpsons at a school board meeting in Henrico County, Va., last week, where they duped councillors into reading out several fake names that sound a lot like crude phrases."

Apple wants to scan iCloud to protect kids, can't even keep them safe in its own App Store – report


Re: What happened when Eve ate the Apple?

When I was young my mum too a picture of us (I have a sister) in the bath, if that happened now would she and the person that developed the picture be charged with child pornography? In my opinion there is nothing wrong with pictures like that.

What about the scene in "The Meaning of Life" when the children are standing in the bathtub, when they are singing "Every Sperm is Sacred"

I think people are overreacting.However, if the pictures are clearly intended to provoke an aroused reaction in the viewer, that's different.

With kids at the beach should be fine too I'm sure I went undressed, I'm not sure what the age limit should be though.

There should be nothing wrong with being unclothed.

Start or Please Stop? Power users mourn features lost in Windows 11 'simplification'


"perhaps advertising."

NO. NO. NO. We don't need advertising everywhere.That's a terrible idea don't give them any more.