* Posts by Strahd Ivarius

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Windows Product Activation – or just how many numbers we could get a user to tell us down the telephone

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Re: Made me move to Linux

or even better VSCodium ?

Euro cloud slingers fight for niches on their own doorstep as AWS, Microsoft and Google inhale market share

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Re: What's the definition of a cloud provider?

AWS and Azure are not cloud providers, they are cloud services.

The providers are Amazon and Microsoft.

Two clichés, one headline: 'No good deed goes unpunished' and 'It's always DNS'

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Re: Change management matters

He should have asked for a confirmation of the new schedule by email...

The Novell NetWare box keeps rebooting over and over again yet no one has touched it? We're going on a stakeout

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Re: Hands up who thought it would be the cleaner again

Perhaps there is a relation with the fact that in the '80 and later there was supposed to be an embargo to South Africa for anything related to computers? (supposed, because at the time I read a number of tech papers about CTOS systems coming out of SA...)

And the one smuggled didn't have the local power cord but the one from their originating country.

How to avoid pesky border controls: Be a robot truck driver… or insanely rich

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Re: Ham and Cheese at Calais

Based on the online Dictionnaire de l'Académie Française, the word was "borrowed" from English, as stated in the 8th version of the dictionary dating back to 1935.

It was hoped that with the Brexit the UK would ask to get it back, as part of its sovereignty over English language, so it would be removed in the 9th edition, to no avail.

BJ strikes again!

Paperless what? Pah! UK government looks to ink £900m in printer deals

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Re: £900M

tssss, you need to use Imperial Units now that GB is Great Again!

Thou shalt not hack indiscriminately, High Court of England tells Britain's spy agencies

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Re: Thou shalt not hack indiscriminately

And you may even be spanked for it!

Surprising everyone, spending watchdog says the UK's 2025 deadline for nationwide gigabit broadband is 'unreachable'

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Re: Increasing the divide?

I heard somewhere that an international specialist of this kind of setup & subsidies would be available by the end of this month.

I don't remember his name, it was Indian sounding if I am not mistaken.

But he has experience working with Super-PAC, not PAC, so I am not sure he would be a good fit.

React team observes that running everything on the client can be costly, aims to fix it with Server Components

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Re: Lightning fast javascript?

And then outsource everything to Capita?

Brexit freezes 81,000 UK-registered .eu domains – and you've all got three months to get them back

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Re: Not my best New Years day.....

Did you ever work at any company?

When you get an invoice for any service, the address of your company is printed on it, otherwise the cost of the service is not legitimate for accounting purposes.

Fear the wrath of bean-counters!

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Re: I want a .EU domain...

There is currently NO top-level domain for Europe (it would be perhaps .europe) like there is for Asia (.asia) or Africa (.africa).

Feel free to ask for its creation if you wish.

The .eu extension refers explicitly to the European Union (as a country).

The rules are similar to the ones for the .us domain.

Canadian uni blamed users after Workday HR switch, but some teaching assistants say they're still waiting to be paid

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"not cloudy"

(and that explains why it was working properly)

As Uncle Sam continues to clamp down on Big Tech, Apple pelted with more and more complaints from third-party App Store devs

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Re: Idiot dev

You should provide the revision numbers of the documents you refer to, just in case Apple decides (again) to unilaterally change the terms & conditions...

What can the 1944 OSS manual teach us before we all return to sabotage the office?

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Re: Reads like a guide of how to achieve maximum possible efficiency rather than sabotage

"trivial change would cause everything to move around"

Isn't that a feature of Word, whatever the template?

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Re: Which country are we at war with?

Perhaps the unicorns are the companies providing EV lorries?

Pick an end, any end: Lost that critical Christmas cable? We know how you feel

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Devil

it is an allegory

of what happens since Brexit when you try to connect "continental" systems (using EU standards) with "insular" ones (using no discernible standard)

I built a shed once. How hard can a data centre be?

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Re: Sounds like my house

You should do it the old holistic way:

Create a modelling software to evaluate the possibility of moving the furniture up the stairway (especially if it is L-shaped).

Then you can fail to explain how the couch got stuck in the middle.

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Re: Agreed that windows a good alternative

Linux would be of course even better than Windows (first time I see Windows, whatever the flavor, deemed a "good alternative" )

The curse of knowing a bit about IT: 'Could you just...?' and 'No I haven't changed anything'

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Devil

Re: Colin Wilson 2 - Apple have got this right!

Redirect the traffic from Serbia to the HP printer

NHS awards £23m two-year deal to controversial Peter Thiel AI firm Palantir

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Re: More evidence that UK will pull out of GDPR

It is the processing of EU data by the USA, mostly performed in India...

After 11 years, Australia declares its national broadband network is ‘built and fully operational’

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Re: 5 G in Australia?

You are in Alice's Spring, aren't you?

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I am pretty sure that connected over a wired LAN the author would get the full 100 Mbps.

But writing from the garden is hopefully better where it is not snowing for Christmas.

US Department of Homeland Security warns American business not to use Chinese tech or let data behind the Great Firewall

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Re: Not long to wait

A treaty like this one?

Google reveals version control plus not expecting zero as a value caused Gmail to take an inconvenient early holiday

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Re: That's what a staging setup is for

This is not Agile!

And that explains why your product may be a huge success compared to F-35...

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But... but...

Is Facebook run by BJ team?

'Best tech employer of the year' threatened trainee with £15k penalty fee for quitting to look after his sick mum

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Re: Suddenly, all is clear

Standard process for most big names in IT...

Windows might have frozen – but at least my feet are toasty

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Re: Site services...

You are confusing the French (E) and German (F) power sockets...

https://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/

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Re: Once

Did you forget to install NOSMOKE.SYS?

Trump administration says Russia behind SolarWinds hack. Trump himself begs to differ

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Re: HOWTO: hack their voting machines

You failed to provide any link to prove your opinion that there was anything strange with the number of voters.

And it may be the usual bullshit (otherwise some fraud case may have not been dismissed) if we refer to Wisconsin turnover fake news.

Just let this sink in: Capita wins 12-year £1bn contract to provide training services to the Royal Navy and Marines

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Re: Nostalgia

The Press Gangs from Fleet Street?

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Re: Couldnt run a bath never mind a business

3rd rates?

it will fit perfectly with the Royal Navy system, then

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Re: Sounds Fishy

Just wait till someone starts an action on the ground of religious discrimination against the Pope...

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Re: Thats that f88ked then

You forgot to make a service request first in order to make a change in a production environment (or is it a destruction environment), have it approved at the next CAB meeting, submit a testing plan (including roll-back), have it approved by all the stakeholder (including of course the target of the change), and if you didn't forget to check all the boxes it may be possible to implement it.

Google AMP gets a shock to its system as advisor quits, lawsuit claims foul play

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Re: Fuck javascript.

Why do you need to have JS enabled if you are publishing a page without user interaction?

All the needs for content publishing are covered by proper use of HTML elements and CSS.

Cats: Not a fan favourite when the critters are draped around an office packed with tech

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Re: Heat detector

Wondering about Bohemian Rapsody & Freddie's cats...

This product is terrible. Can you deliver it in 20 years’ time when it becomes popular?

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Re: I thought...

Waiting for DABBS radio in 20 years

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Re: Gotta hand it to them

It shouldn't be that far for the 3D printers, I just got a mail today from a retailer touting it as one of the "must have" for technology enthusiasts this Christmas...

SolarWinds’ shares drop 22 per cent. But what’s this? $286m in stock sales just before hack announced?

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Re: Not always what they appear to be - Scheduled Sales

It was scheduled when they discovered the breach in March, perhaps?

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Re: Living dangerously ....is playing the markets for a sucker

Just imagine the headline if they have been bought instead by a Сопрано ?

Google Mail outage: Did you see that error message last night? Why the 'account does not exist' response is a worry

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Re: First AWS, now GMail...

it is obviously MS hacking other cloud providers to ensure that they can keep the JEDI contract by demonstrating the inability of others to provide a five-9 service.

Of course, for MS services, the question is where to place the decimal point...

As UK breaks away from Europe, Facebook tells Brits: You'll all be Californians soon

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Re: And in the small print

Not yet, wait a little...

Up yours, Europe! Our 100% prime British broadband is cheaper than yours... but also slower and a bit of a rip-off

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Re: Disingenuous advertising

I suppose that you are speaking of rural France?

The French government made a solemn promise to provide high speed broadband to everyone by the end of 2025, don't you trust it?

World+dog share in collective panic attack as Google slides off the face of the internet

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Re: Try again *later*

did you get a response code 418 ?

Tim Cook 'killed' TV project about the one website Apple hates more than The Register

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Re: "If they used Windows, they were suspect."

Just usual house chores are enough...

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Re: Well, of course

Bad Guys can use iThings, as long as they are not provided for free by Apple Inc. but purchased by the production.

e.g.: Iron Sky 2

iPhone factory workers riot over unpaid wages in India

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Re: Strange

If they produce iThings and sell them with a reasonable markup, they will have customers, even in China!

Cruise, Kidman and an unfortunate misunderstanding at the local chemist

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Re: 3 times I've felt the long arm

80 mph on bicycle?

I want to ride it!

US Treasury, Dept of Commerce hacks linked to SolarWinds IT monitoring software supply-chain attack

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Re: Your Solarwinds has full access to your estate

Read access to some parts of an infrastructure is usually enough to compromise everything...

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Re: Happy Monday everyone

It is simpler to assume that they are Mongolian (Chinese looking - check ; use Cyrillic alphabet - check ; tradition of world domination - check)

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Devil

Re: And how stoked am I . . .

Since they succeeded they won't face this fate...

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