* Posts by Jude Bradley

52 publicly visible posts • joined 2 Aug 2007


China kind-of-mostly denies it’s banned iPhones from use in government

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Yes, because their Huawei P60 Pro is so much more secure, being a dodgy Android clone.

Biden urged to completely cripple AI chips to China

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Shock, China's "home built" chips are actually just clones. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZScr_jcDVM

RIP Kevin Mitnick: Former most-wanted hacker dies at 59

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They seem not to have updated their website. You can still book him for events.

Indian developer fired 90 percent of tech support team, outsourced the job to AI

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Re: Hope MS are listening

I know which defunct website you used to use.

FCC floats 'five-year rule' for hoovering up space junk

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Interesting, Gerry Anderson's U.F.O series saw this as a problem way back in 1969.


The years were worth the wait. JWST gives us an amazing view of Neptune's rings

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I believe it's called Krikket,but yes, it was the first thing that came to mind.

Don't tell Alice and Bob: Security maven Bruce Schneier is leaving IBM

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And his book is excellent reading too.

Veteran vulture Andrew Orlowski is offski after 19 years at The Register

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Enjoyed your articles since I started reading reg in the last century. Best of luck in your new venture, whatever that may be.

Fujitsu 'continues to bludgeon through' UK, Ireland job cuts – union

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The name always reminded me of a Japanese sneeze.

President Trump sits down with Twitter boss for crunch talks: Why am I losing followers?

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The answer to that question is "Look in the mirror".

RIP: Microsoft finally pulls plug on last XP survivor... POSReady 2009

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Re: She was a good ship

Ah come on. Windows ME was good for one thing - the Windows CEmeNT joke floating around in the 90's would never have taken off. https://images.app.goo.gl/9BP6gKY8HAnrGJpQ6

UK joins growing list of territories to ban Boeing 737 Max flights as firm says patch incoming

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Re: The reason that the Max series need MCAS

MCAS is an insidious design, pilots were not even told about this "addon", and it was not mentioned in the FCOM.

US kids apparently talking like Peppa Pig... How about US lawmakers watching Doctor Who?

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Surely Paw Patrol is just rehashed Thunderbirds.

South Korea reckons mystery hackers cracked open advanced weapons servers

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China anyone?

Ofcom gives six operators green light to bid for spectrum

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Spectrum is green!

Windows 95 roars once more in the Microsoft round-up

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Anything sounds better than that awful Windows ME startup sound.

Microsoft pulls the plug on Windows 7, 8.1 support forums

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No loss indeed - a prime example of a 3year old thread from Windows 8 - fixed in Windows 10 - yes it took that long for them to even admit they had a problem - ahem issue.


Microsoft devises new way of making you feel old: Windows NT is 25

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Re: 16MB?

Or "Nicked Technology".

Dumb bug of the week: Apple's macOS reveals your encrypted drive's password in the hint box

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Sounds like something...

Douglas Adams would have written about. Password 42 anyone?

Sysadmin sank IBM mainframe by going one VM too deep

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and you could clean toilets with it, hence the name "Harpic".

British Airways' latest Total Inability To Support Upwardness of Planes* caused by Amadeus system outage

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Re: this what happens when they get the sums wrong

Reading about that only the other day.

Boeing embraces Embraer to take off in regional jet market

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Re: " successfully operates the RegionalJet/A320 combo is Luftwaffe"


Who fancies a six-core, 128GB RAM, 8TB NVMe … laptop?

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Can it run X-Plane or Prepar3D?

That's the main question.

Happy birthday, you lumbering MS-DOS-based mess: Windows 98 turns 20 today

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I worked for Gateway support back in the 1990's. It was fun installing the piix4 drivers on Windows 95, before Windows 98 made the job easier by having built-in drivers for it.

It was fun when the customer started reading back every single message on the installation screen, including "yes" "no" "cancel".

We used to have a lovely man call us self-titled "The codger from Cornwall". Lovely gent, just wanted a chat now and then.

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Did they come in a suitcase of 12?

India tells its banks to get Windows XP off ATMs – in 2019!

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Re: I'm sure they're running XP POS

Point Of Sale, or Piece of S*** ?

Please tighten your passwords and assume the brace position, says plane-tracking site

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Re: Great site

Yes you're right of course. Sweltering in the 24.c heat.

RBS is to lay off 92 UK techies and outsource jobs to India – reports

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So you won't be able to tell...

If that phone call is really from the RBS or a scammer.

Windows 10 April 2018 Update lands today... ish

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"seems" to have worked fine for me so far. Just be careful where you agree to give all your data to M$ at the startup screens.

Brit bank TSB TITSUP* after long-planned transfer of customer records from Lloyds

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Copy and paste TSB TITSUP* from the Wileyfox story, eh?

Wileyfox goes TITSUP*: Smartmobe maker calls in the administrators

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Sorry to see them go. I had a Wileyfox Swift 2 + which ended up in the Pacific. Very happy before that though.

Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet creator Gerry Anderson dies at 83

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UFO sadness,

Sadly, the sururving cast are gettng smaller and smaller.

Delores Mantez (Lt. Barry) also passed away this year.

Up there with Cmdr Straker,Col. Foster,and Col. Freeman

Trust the cloud with my PRECIOUS? You gotta be joking

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I'm so glad...

I'm not the only one who feels this way.

McFlurry McMisdemeanour costs Welsh lass McJob

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Re: Why?

That's me that is.

Memo to openSUSE 12.2: More polish, less angst

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Been using since RC1, and has much improved.

Nvidia drivers still have to be used due to X.org not supporting the GTX580

Much faster than 12.1

Sally Ride, trailblazing Shuttle astronaut, dies at 61

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Fare well, fair Lady.

Upvoted again for ya!

Windows 7 overtakes XP - finally

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Or Windows ME

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In hindsight, I think MS would have been better off...

or Windows Me (shudder).

IBM PC daddy: 'The PC era is over'

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How will I ....

Play FSX on a ipad device?

OpenSUSE 11.3 delivers spit, polish and niggles

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Sadly, my love affair with Suse, since Suse 7, ended last year after changing to Kubuntu.

Hassle-free installation of codecs (how cool was that!) and instant Nvidia drivers without

adding repros.

Only relalised how good it was when I tried going back to OpenSuse 11.2 and spend way too much time trying to install gnomad2. It took over 40 minutes instead of 5, and upgrade from 9.10 to 10.04 was really sweet.

Microsoft ordered to halt Win XP sales in China

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Microsoft ordered to halt Win XP sales in China’

I thought a real punishment would be to make China use Vista

SCO boots boss McBride

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Who's left???

Just who hasn't SCO sued?

From their site ..


SCO v. Novell

SCO v. Autozone

Red Hat v. SCO

Only one left is


Web swoons as Jackson dies

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Michael Jacson search

I am aware that this is a miss-spelling above but if you seach with the above strings, it

does reveal that 'xpantyvirus' is up and about again,

luckily I was able to cancel this installation by clicking on the red x when my partner did a search and thus save having to remove this annoying spyware

Windows Live Spaces racks up most downtime

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Yes of course!

Netcraft.com confirmed your suspicions!


Fight malware by upgrading to Vista, urges MS

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Absolute FUD!

To paraphrase Paul McCartney on his album RAM to M$ (no pun intended) I can smell your crap a mile away

ISP blows the whistle on router chip 'fault'

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Dodgy Chips

I bloody knew it!!! My Zyxel 660 , provided by me from the very dodgy B* ISP (the world's worst ISP in my opinion)

has been suffering cutouts and crap connections ever since I recieved it. Nothing but trouble, I tried flashing the router, but *T's proprietary router wouldn't accept it,

Eventually the router died, (just like my ISP), I binned both:

Happy ever after!

Microsoft throws unified communications party

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Jobs Horns


Wasn't there a film called Anti-Trust that covered what is supiciously like this scenario?????They even made reference to Bill and Open Source.

Fairly realistic flying car offered for 2009 delivery

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Paris Hilton


It's bad enough with trained pilots flying and causing accidents, (see youtube and type in "NTSB" to see some really scarey flying), how will the general Joe Soap handle it? Definitely not a good idea