* Posts by Forget It

410 posts • joined 1 Aug 2007

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UK celebrates 25 years of wasteful, 'underperforming' government IT projects

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Joke

Re: `nuff said

FRAGILE

In a complete non-surprise, Mozilla hammers final nail in FTP's coffin by removing it from Firefox

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Go

Winscp is your friend

https://winscp.net/eng/download.php

AWS gave Parler a chance, won't say if it talked to NSO before axing spyware biz's backend systems

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Pint

Wow Amnesty International

doing some good stuff.

NASA fixes Hubble Space Telescope using backup power supply unit, payload computer

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Coffee/keyboard

Hubble Bubble Toil

now no Trouble!

God bless this mess: Study says UK's Christian beliefs had 'important' role in Brexit

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Love your neighbour

I seem to recall.

Watch this: Ingenuity – Earth's first aircraft to fly on another planet – take off on Mars

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Coffee/keyboard

Macavity

He's broken every human law,

he breaks the law of gravity.

His powers of levitation would make a fakir stare,

We're on our way already: Astroboffins find 5 potentially habitable Tatooine-like systems from Kepler 'scope

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Coat

Turn the telescope around - point it downwards.

There!

you've spotted an inhabitable planet.

Treat it with care!

Scientists stumped by strange X-rays from Uranus

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Meh

April the second?

NASA's Perseverance rover in brick form: China set vs unofficial Lego fan design

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Facepalm

Oops I misread the headline

Thought NASA had bricked Perseverance!

Facebook bans sharing of news in Australia – starting now – rather than submit to pay-for-news-plan

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Happy

Filter out the `real' news

just leave the fake news!

After 7 months and 500 million kilometres, the Emirates Mars Mission has to endure 27 nail-biting minutes of engine burn

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Facepalm

That's why its called Hope

isn't it?

Ring, Ring, why don't you give me a call? Amazon-owned doorbells aren’t answering after large-scale outage

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Joke

Knock Knock

then

UK Test and Trace chief Dido Harding tries to convince MPs that £14m for canned mobile app was money well spent

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Paris Hilton

Dido Demolished

On the same broadcast Dido's accentuating of the positive (80% of contagious staying home) reasoning

was proficiently and politely demolished by Ex Health Secretary Hunt who got her to admit that there are

at least 20000 or so people known to have Covid not staying home. Then he asked Why?

Dido didn't know

if it was for economic reasons or not!

(Paris for the deaf ear)

Trump's gone quiet, Parler nuked, Twitter protest never happened: There's an eerie calm – but at what cost?

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EFF' take

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks/2021/01/beyond-platforms-private-censorship-parler-and-stack

"Whatever you think of Parler, these decisions should give you pause. Private companies have strong legal rights under U.S. law to refuse to host or support speech they don’t like. But that refusal carries different risks when a group of companies comes together to ensure that certain speech or speakers are effectively taken offline altogether."

United States Congress stormed by violent followers of defeated president, Biden win confirmation halted

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Mushroom

He still has the kill switch

Red Button: Boom!

Apple aptly calls its wireless over-the-ear headphones the AirPods Max – as in, maximum damage to your wallet

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Paris Hilton

Your Wallet: Ear today

gone tomorrow

AWS admits to 'severely impaired' services in US-EAST-1, can't even post updates to Service Health Dashboard

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FAIL

AWS gone off a cliff ... since Tim Bray left!

Bork Bork Bork

and it not even the weekend!

New lawsuit: Why do Android phones mysteriously exchange 260MB a month with Google via cellular data when they're not even in use?

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How

please

Brave takes brave stand against Google's plan to turn websites into ad-blocker-thwarting Web Bundles

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Alert

the circle completes

Don't be evil

to

Do be evil.

If you think Mozilla pushed a broken Firefox Android build, good news: It didn't. Bad news: It's working as intended

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Unhappy

No home grown add-ons possible

I can no longer demo my work on an Android browser of any kind

since this Frefox 'update' disabled all but a chosen handful of web-extension add-ons.

Notepad++ website sent to China's naughty step after 'Stand with Hong Kong' software update

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Notepad ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

plus plus plus !

Who was behind that stunning Twitter hack? State spies? Probably this Florida kid, say US prosecutors

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Coffee/keyboard

Edward Lear:

On a little piece of wood,

Mr. Spikky Sparrow stood;

Mrs. Sparrow sate close by,

A-making of an insect pie,

For her little children five,

In the nest and all alive,

Singing with a cheerful smile

To amuse them all the while,

Twikky wikky wikky wee,

Wikky bikky twikky tee,

Spikky bikky bee!

Twitter hackers busted 2FA to access accounts and then reset user passwords

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Headmaster

nonsensical ?

> We are continuing our forensic review of all of the accounts to confirm all actions that may have been taken.

Is it nonsensical to combine the words "all' and 'may" in that sentence>

Grav wave boffins are unsure if they just spotted the smallest black hole or the biggest neutron star seen yet

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Headmaster

Re: I feel an overwhelming urge to quote Holly!

> So how are you supposed to see them?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawking_radiation

Skype for Windows 10 and Skype for Desktop duke it out: Only Electron left standing

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Windows

FeatureDrop

- another suggestion for the Microsoft moniker

https://forums.theregister.com/forum/all/2020/05/07/what_to_call_microsoft/

Not so nice, we investigated them twice: EU opens double whammy of inquiries into Apple's biz practices

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Facepalm

Re: I don’t quite understand this

what about accessories and spare-parts though?

Trump issues toothless exec order to show donors, fans he's doing something about those Twitter twerps

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Thanks ElReg for this reasoned article.

The mainstream media just ate the bait.

Thumbs up the Reg.

Laughing UK health secretary launches COVID-19 Test and Trace programme with glitchy website and no phone app

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Coat

do grandiose brandish

that's an anagram of Baroness Dido Harding

just saying.

What do you call megabucks Microsoft? No really, it's not a joke. El Reg needs you

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Coffee/keyboard

the Tile factory (Win8 a start menu)

Hubris-As-A-Service

(you are the beta-tester)

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Window Pain

Window Pain

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

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Coat

"In Praise of Divinity"

A Gifford Lecture by Dyson 1985

https://www.giffordlectures.org/lectures/praise-divinity

begins

I chose the title "In Praise of Divinity" partly because it expresses my attitude to the universe and partly because it describes my style of thinking and writing

Brian Eno's latest composition: A giant Christmas card with Julian Assange on it

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Coffee/keyboard

Out Jezebel Out

Out Jezebel Out

https://youtu.be/ysGjmm648ds?t=68

Just take a look at the carnage on Notepad++'s GitHub: 'Free Uyghur' release sparks spam tsunami by pro-Chinese

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Boffin

兩票 負 you may mean

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Thumb Up

Re: Thumbs up

+1

or even

++

No extra bank holiday for 75th VE Day, but the pub will be open longer

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Pint

I'll drink to that

'Technical error' threatens Vodafone customers with four-figure roaming fees

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Coat

Subliminal testing for post No Deal B.

BBC said it'll pull radio streams from TuneIn to slurp more of your data but nobody noticed till Amazon put its foot in it

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Go

Re: GetIplayer

of course it will

the guys who maintain it get some prior notice to big changes

as far as I understand.

They've been very good at updating in response to BBC breaking earlier versions.

Credit where credit is due.

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Coffee/keyboard

BBC Steam Radio listen live by url here:

http://www.radiofeeds.co.uk/query.asp?feedme=BBC

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Joke

> ... don't listen to the Today Show

or even the Yesterday Show - ho ho.

Oops, wait, yeah, we did hand over photos for King's Cross facial-recog CCTV, cops admit

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Big Brother

Mug shots

and we are

the mugs.

Brave accuses Google of trampling Europe's GDPR with stealthy netizen-stalking adverts

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Don't be Illegal

Audible hasn't even launched its AI-powered book subtitles and publishers have already fired off a sueball

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Pirate

Why don't Audible just *write* the books on the fly - if they're so d**** clever?

Has NASA's Mars Insight lander hit rock bottom? Heat probe struggles to penetrate Red Planet

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Joke

> ... launched into space in May 2018, and reached Mars some six months later in November.

Currently between a rock and a hard place

Why are fervid Googlers making ad-blocker-breaking changes to Chrome? Because they created a monster – and are fighting to secure it

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Go

Why not whitelist uBlockOrigin as it is apparently recognized as Doing No Evil

Oh, SSH, IT please see this: Malicious servers can fsck with your PC's files during scp slurps

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Pint

Congrats to the headline writer!

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