* Posts by Strahd Ivarius

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User was told three times 'Do Not Reboot This PC' – then unplugged it anyway

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Re: No surprises

Next time, put the server, the printer, the network switches, and everything related to IT in the cloud...

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Re: Asked for the one word ...

Keinbefehlsempfänger?

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Always use "it" for the user, and "he"/"she" for the people narrating the story, to avoid ambiguity

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Re: Have users ignored your instructions?

You need a dynamic wiki page that retrieves the reader's email to insert it at the end of the page, so when it clicks it will get back the error message in its mailbox.

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Re: Remove, Throw, Call

what about an upgrade that is sent to a list of pilot users, with a warning that "no, it can't be done over VPN", and then on the next day ALL the pilot users from the Network team (the ones that warned the upgrade wouldn't work over VPN) come back with their computers ready to be reinstalled because they tried to perform the upgrade over VPN???

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Re: Do not interupt -- but I've got to go!

Just imagine what can happen when you have updates being performed at the computer startup, and you are connected to the home office network through a 64 Kb satellite connection (with automatic connection at startup)...

Experts warn of steep increase in Java costs under changes to Oracle license regime

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Pirate

Jamaican Blue, not Haitian Bleu.

Sacrebleu!

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Re: Come on over to .NET people!

Could have been worse, it could have converted the numbers to Roman notation...

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Re: Right, but do all those businesses...

but if the contract is invalid, don't you have to stop immediately using Oracle's products?

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Re: Right, but do all those businesses...

Oracle's "perpetual license" means that you pay Oracle a sum (fixed by Oracle) on a regular basis (also fixed by Oracle), for perpetuity (unless Oracle manage to extend its duration).

Note: In Oracle linguo, "fixed" means "can be revised at anytime".

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Re: Right, but do all those businesses...

Can Oracle prove it didn't support any dictator or dictator's friend or wannabe dictator?

Tesla's Autopilot is losing out to Ford, GM in self-driving tech

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Re: Only cameras allowed

Don't worry, the next iteration (2023 Q2) will get rid of all the expansive cameras, and replace them with an AI powered through blockchain.

Of course, the software update will be deployed only after the Tesla engineers have completed the needed updates on Twitter, somewhere around January 19, 2038.

Global network outage hits Microsoft: Azure, Teams, Outlook all down

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Re: fail

and since they are using M365 they didn't get the mail

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Re: The first domino?

All of the 8 years?

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well, they have to approve the PO for torches and pitchforks first...

Live Nation CFO on Taylor Swift ticket chaos: Don't blame me, bots made me crazy

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Everything needs to be under the control of the market!

What are you, a filthy socialist?

British monarchy goes after Twitter, alleges rent not paid for UK base

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Re: Elon crosses another bridge

Twitter is on the brink of disaster.

We need now to go boldly forward.

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Re: If you owe the bank...

what about the Yeomen Warders?

It's been 230 years since British pirates robbed the US of the metric system

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Re: Hooray for Avoirdupois and pounds, shillings and pence

I want the half-guinea back!

Bill shock? The red ink of web services doesn’t come out of the blue

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Devil

While you were writing your last sentence, Twitter valuation fell down to 41 billion Zimbabwean dollars...

Software devs targeted as British tax authority makes fraud allegations

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Devil

Re: Depends on your definition of "novel"

Looks like a novel way to handle them, you may claim a tax credit for that!

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Re: I think this was always a bit dodgy...

When you see that banks or financial institutions can claim R&D credit, you know it is a scam.

Twitter tweaks third-party app rules to ban third-party apps

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Devil

Re: 1,400 non-working employees

Managers

Massive outage grounded US flights because someone accidentally deleted a file

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Re: "Why did it take three hours to twig the cause"

well, some governments are willing to pay more than your government, anyway...

UK Online Safety law threatens Big Tech bosses with jail

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Re: Are they still using "harmful but legal" content as a measure

are they not on the list because they removed page 3?

Shot down: Google's grand fancy plan for pro-privacy targeted ads

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Can we ask...

for a web browser that doesn't support cookies?

Wyoming's would-be ban on sale of electric vehicles veers off road

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Re: This iis a public safety concern.

yet...

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Coat

Looks like Wyoming got the weirdest Boner

I'm out

Time to study the classics: Vintage tech is the future of enterprise IT

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Re: "...rewriting Active Directory in FORTH under VMS..."

25 seconds being finding the name of the current Z-Lib Telegram bot

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Re: "All software has flaws"

using a Win10 VM to play UNO is allowed?

For password protection, dump LastPass for open source Bitwarden

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Trollface

and then you store your Keypass DB in Google Drive...

Surely you can't be serious: Airbus close to landing fully automated passenger jets

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"someone"...

an Airbus guy or an el Reg commentard?

NASA overspent $15m on Oracle software because it was afraid an audit could cost more

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Angel

Re: Wow!

As said as the end of the article, this is not rocket science...

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Re: 'How and why' Oracle licensing became so cumbersome and complex to manage?

Posted anonymously

Don't worry, you may have noticed that The Register banner is red, meaning that they belong to Oracle and they already have all your personal information...

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Devil

They can deorbit a lot of junk to specific locations when needed...

FAA sets 2024 deadline for preventing 5G crash landings

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Alien

Re: What about the other 320?

Aliens, of course!

This is the end, Windows 7 and 8 friends: Microsoft drops support this week

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Re: Sleeker

You are using a desktop?

Are you still stuck in the previous millennium?

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Re: 2023 is the year of the Linux desktop /s

on Linux, isn't EVERYTHING additional software once you go past the command-line?

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Re: For once, I recommend the new PC route

and soon for the same price you'll get a second hand Tesla or 2

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Unhappy

and what about macOS?

Chinese Tesla owners protest another round of price cuts

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If you take into account the technical specs, your 2007 iPhone would be available for free in a cereal box now...

No more holidays for US telcos, FCC is cracking down

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Holmes

Re: ID Now Required

Are you implying that UK MP connect to sex sites while in Parliament?

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Devil

Re: Age verification

So Louisiana people will just have to provide the proof they connected to Pornhub?

NHS England Palantir contract extension could result in further legal threats

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Re: All your data are belong to us

Sell it?

We Tories give it away!

JP Morgan must face suit from Ray-Ban maker after crooks drained $272m from accounts

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with all the automated systems in place in most big companies, nobody checks the bank account anymore unless there is a payment incident, and of course the company impacted notice it and manage to raise someone at their customer place to investigate the matter...

CES Worst in Show slams gummi gouging, money-wasting mugs, and other dubious kit

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Pint

The only proper Roku product

is provided by Suntory (although it is Dry January)

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Angel

Re: A gummy printer?

here you are

From execs to factory products, Tesla's China unit is gaining prominence

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Devil

So in the near future

Tesla will be a full subsidiary of the Chinese Communist Party?

FTC floats rule to ban imposed non-compete agreements in US

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Don't ban Non-Compete clauses

just ask the company that want to enforce them to pay the ex-employee a monthly stipend equals to twice the highest wage paid at said company for the duration of the clause enforcement...

Miniature nuclear reactors could be the answer to sustainable datacenter growth

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Trollface

but can you put a wind turbine in a Tesla Semi?

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