* Posts by Paul Herber

380 posts • joined 28 Nov 2014


The world's nonsense keeping you awake in middle of the night? Good news. Go outside and see this two-tail comet

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Re: "For the UK, the comet is circumpolar"

Just not the lager. Please, not the lager!

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Re: re: relatively quiet

" a nice change of pace"

So, how is the cricket going?

Shopped recently in a small online store? Check this list to see if it was one of 570 websites infected with card-skimming Magecart

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Re: I won't shop at a small site

But is that really the body shop's website or a version with, say, one or more of the 'o' characters replaced with a non-standard look-alike? bоdyshоp.com for example.

Microsoft takes tweaking tongs to Windows 10's Start Menu once again

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Re: My supermarket has not changed it's aisles for at least 5 years

That's going a bit overboard!

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Re: Clearly I've missed something but

If the M27 is very busy try Lymington -> Yarmouth, drive to Cowes, over the floating bridge to East Cowes, drive to Fishbourne, ferry to Portsmouth. Shop, Return.

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Re: Clearly I've missed something but

Change for the sake of it.

Fasten your seat belts: Brave Reg hack spends a week eating airline food grounded by coronavirus crash

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such a horrible word.

I can just imagine Alan Partridge looking forward to a nice evening out enjoying a beverage at the bar of local civic centre. Euck!

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Re: Australia's most-polluted waterway: Alexandra Canal

Two pints of beverage and a packet of comestibles, please.

Belief in 5G conspiracy theories goes hand-in-hand with small explosions of rage, paranoia and violence, researchers claim

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Re: We have our own US-based All-American 5G Conspiracy Theory!

I hang my head in shame!

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Re: We have our own US-based All-American 5G Conspiracy Theory!

resistance is futile? Blimey, the Vogons are involved too! Ah, Bill Gates and Hillary Clinton are both Vogons, that explains everything about Microsoft and Bill Clinton! Sorted.

A memo from the distant future... June 2022: The boss decides working from home isn't the new normal after all

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activated by Wi-Fi

activated by 5G, surely.

Bigger than big: Linux kernel colonel Torvalds claims 5.8 is 'one of our biggest releases of all time'

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Re: Hence why he got

I thought Ryzen Threadripper was a TV presenter.

Now you've done it: Cyber attack targeted Australian brewery 'n' dairy biz Lion

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Re: Also deals in milk as well as alcohol

Imperial Russian Milk Stout.

Beer and milk do not mix.

Hoverbikes, Hyperloops and sub-orbital hijinks: Yes, the '3rd, 4th and 5th Dimensions of Travel' are coming soon

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Re: Nothing so simple

that word 'just' ....

Australia to refund $720m in 'debts' determined by dodgy algorithm

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Re: They need jail time then

You are Jim Hacker and I claim my 2c.

Watch SpaceX's Starship SN4 prototype accidentally self-destruct in a rocket test burn

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Oh, sir, if there should happen to be an explosion, what do we do?

Well, normal procedure, Lieutenant, is to jump up 200 feet into the air and scatter yourself over a wide area.

Remember when Republicans said Dems hacked voting systems to rig Georgia's election? There were no hacks

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Re: Move on

I suspect IGotOut was being sarcastic.

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Re: A dry run for trumps loss in 2020

'Unlike in other countries, voting in the US is not compulsory.'

Like in most other countries, voting in the US is not compulsory.

Surprise! That £339 world's first 'anti-5G' protection device is just a £5 USB drive with a nice sticker on it

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Will a wireless one do?

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The Ancients had the right ideas you know, I recently bought a 5G filter designed many years ago by an ancient Greek called Eratosthenes, he called it a sieve but apparently it's a prime contender for being the best against 5G too.

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: Perhaps update the certification requirements

How is it even possible for code to see whether the verifier code is running?

Frontier: Yes, yes, we've filed for bankruptcy protection, but that's not stopping us giving key staff $38m in bonuses

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Re: UK vs USA

.. and it's the customer who has to foot the bill.

UK takes a step closer to domestic launches as Skyrora fires up Skylark-L

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Skylark of Space

Podcast Addict Play Store ban: Android chief says soz for incorrect removal, developers aren't impressed

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Do you mean that everyone hasn't got a built-in regular expression processor? You'll be telling me next your eyes don't a zoom function!

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"our app Pinreel, a complex video maker App"

COmplex VIDeo

I think I can see what has happened here!

Easyjet hacked: 9 million people's data accessed plus 2,200 folks' credit card details grabbed

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Re: Highly sophisticated

I can even schpell it when I'm shober!

Beer gut-ted: As many as '70 million pints' spoiled during coronavirus pandemic must be destroyed in Britain

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Re: Note

Hail the Peoples' Independant Shetland State (PISS) and we are back where we came in!

Philippines government to its agencies: You're not seriously going to do post-pandemic online services with that old stuff, are you?

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Must ..... resist ...... pun ...... Manila ..... Windows folder .....

(Yes, I know why they are so named)

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

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C++ convoluted? You don't say!

(Not a C++ fan)

Openreach tells El Reg it'll kill off copper sales in 118 UK locations next year

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Re: 118

or should we be Reading that as 0118 ...

Serial killer spotted on the night train from Newcastle

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Re: So long as the train service...

CTS/RTS = Crap Train Service/Rubbish Train Service?

'A' is for ad money oddly gone missing: Probe finds middlemen siphon off half of online advertising spend

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If you are not enthused by the opportunity to create a market for nasally-fitted fire then you are not the sort of person we want!

Here, have some leaves.

Ex-Microsoft Office chief reflects on early malware and the 'global attack on the new Windows PC infrastructure'

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" 20-page memo"


Oracle faces claims of unequal pay from 4,000+ women after judge upgrades gender gap lawsuit to class action

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Re: The

I would happily sell my house and all its contents in order to pay Oracle for the privilege of working for them!

As Brit cyber-spies drop 'whitelist' and 'blacklist', tech boss says: If you’re thinking about getting in touch saying this is political correctness gone mad, don’t bother

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Re: Oh, so the GCHQ has "customers" ...

Groovy Customers Have Quality.

ATLAS flubbed: Comet heading our way takes one look at Earth, self-destructs into house-sized chunks

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<four yorkshiremen>

House-sized chunks? You were lucky! Now you can use the comet ice to make nice cup of tea. Cold tea.

</four yorkshiremen>

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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Re: 5C 5G Coincidence?

... and 5 was written V ( V for Virus!!!! ). How much more proof do you need?

This is a rhetorical question, not sarcasm. Just so you are sure.

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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Re: POTUS Supporters

Has anyone tried shooting this virus? Just asking.

Web pages a little too style over substance? Behold the Windows 98 CSS file

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I LOVE my brick!

Frippin' heck: Watch out, chin-stroking prog rock fans. King Crimson distributor Burning Shed says it's been hacked

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I hope this isn't their epitath.

<got me coat>

Who can we count on to slow Huawei's continuous growth? US prez Donald Trump and COVID-19

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Re: With Trump & Co. still apparently on a suicide mission

The Romans?

OK brainiacs, we've got an IT cold case for you: Fatal disk errors on an Amiga 4000 with 600MB external SCSI unless the clock app is... just so

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Re: The real mystery is how Paula discovered the clock work around ...


Huawei signs non-aggression patent pact with membership of Open Invention Network

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Re: "What of the company's controversial status today?"

No, I'm Donald Trump.

Thought you'd go online to buy better laptop for home working? Too bad, UK. So did everyone. Laptops, monitors and WLANs fly off shelves

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Re: For furniture...

I'm a trustee of a charity that runs two shops. Nobody is coming in, no volunteers to help run the shop, might be closing on Monday. Everyone is panic buying elsewhere!

Who the heck even owns this company? Where is it? Biz risk outfit uses graphDBs to build mammoth compliance network

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Re: A city in flight!

If I were the type of person needing to do so I'd be thinking this is the perfect time to bury bad news.

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A city in flight!

Has someone invented the spindizzy and not told us?

Disk stuck in the drive? Don't dilly-Dali – get IT on the case!

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El Reg goes all foody

ice cream, cutting the mustard, taking the biscuit

Coffee time.

Take it Huawei, Pai: Senate passes bill to rip 'dodgy' kit from rural telcos

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Cisco kid was a friend of mine ...

RIP Freeman Dyson: The super-boffin who applied his mathematical brain to nuclear magic, quantum physics, space travel, and more

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Re: Nothing ignomious

would have been worse if he'd tripped over a vacuum cleaner!

OK, which Dombås stuffed Windows 10 to bursting at Swedish flatpack flinger?

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Didn't work.



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