* Posts by vcayenne

12 posts • joined 23 Jul 2016

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

vcayenne

Re: You can't get there from here

Actually, booting while holding down that single button would eject the floppy...

From pen-test to penitentiary: Infosec duo cuffed after physically breaking into courthouse during IT security assessment

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Plot Twist

Their real mission is to test the security at the incarceration facility. The plan is working...

Surprising absolutely no one at all, Samsung's folding-screen phones knackered within days

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Re: At first glance, the $1,980 phone...

Biut we can adopt a name for the shenanigans -- folderol.

I'll get my coat (the one with an Apple mini in the pocket)…

What bugs me the most? World+dog just accepts crap software resilience

vcayenne
Pint

Ummm, that's not fair. You obviously chose the very drunk men at the bar for the bet...

Trainer regrets giving straight answer to staffer's odd question

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: has anyone else

Pity you tossed it - DeOxIt Fader F5 would have handled that "hard to depress and took their time to return" problem. I'm typing on a MacBook Pro keyboard that took half of a can of Coca Cola some months back. Paper towels and rotation/shaking to get as much out as possible immediately, then the alcohol. A week later I was at your stage and remembered that (from a client's years before) that it never goes away. Did some research and found the magic product that audio folk swear by for restoring the operation of gunned-up equipment faders. As I said, typing on it now…

Butcher breaks out of own freezer using black pudding

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Wonder how this combat pudding would fare against dwarf bread?

Meet R2-DILDO: 'Star Wars' sex toys? This is where the fun begins

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Caught your eye, did it?

I'm thinking that if the Hand Solo "penetratable" caught your eye, your testing methodology's fundamentally misguided and you'll be needing a refresher on your guidance systems.

User left unable to type passwords after 'tropical island stress therapy'

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Re: Government staff: need I say more?

My top question is also any variant on "Is our Internet down?" - while merrily bopping to music from on or another stream that's showing in another window or tab of the same browser! That an individual site may be experiencing problems while the rest of the web keeps on trucking is never considered.

Huawei mystery memo (and phone strategy) confirmed

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Facepalm

I found myself bothered by the analyst quote and actually went to the referenced piece, only to find that he indeed wrote: "I remain unconvinced that Huawei does not have…". What a sorry (non-)command of language.

TV anchor says live on-air 'Alexa, order me a dollhouse' – guess what happens next

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Re: "CONFIRM"

Did you just call The Librarian a chimp? Gods, you're for it now!

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Re: @ Lee D

Ah, you're the guy who won't be able to jaunt…

She wants it. She needs it. Shall I give it to her or keep doing it by myself?

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Re: Bah!

Oh God! I shudder in remembrance. I worked with an ICL 1902 -- 4 KB of core memory before an upgrade to 16 KB! No disks, just tapes. And, yes, GEORGE and EXEC…

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