* Posts by deathOfRats

21 publicly visible posts • joined 13 Jan 2017

A sarcasm detector bot? That sounds absolutely brilliant. Definitely



"Damn. Now you've made me want to see someone write a programming language that is all emojis. We could call it ᗧ++."

I'm sure nobody has thought of that...



I like your proposed name more, though :p

Facebook pulls plug on language-inventing chatbots? THE TRUTH



US vending machine firm plans employee chip implant scheme


Sorry, wrong fingers

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ElReg says: The post is required, and must contain letters.

so, there

Ransomware scum have already unleashed kill-switch-free WannaCry‬pt‪ variant


Re: But

WOW! I have 2889 minutes to edit that post! XP


Re: But

That a patch exists doesn't mean that the patch has been used. And even if it has been, it won't prevent most users to download/run the malware and lose their data. It just won't spread so easily.

Just so we're all clear on this: Russia hacked the French elections, US Republicans and Dems


Re: just getting started

And there was me thinking that was SOP in the so called "intelligence agencies".

Have the standards gone to hell or is this just a wheels within wheels within wheels kind of thing?

Don't click that Google Docs link! Gmail hijack mail spreads like wildfire


HEY! JAMIE! ... THIS! IS! https://forums.theregister.co.uk/!

And you have a Silver Badge.

You should have known better.


@AC: Re: Happy to be one of the forty eight percent

Common users applying logic and common sense to an unexpected email with a link|attachment to an unsolicited file|URL?

That will be the day when I grant them all admin privileges.

(Edit:) Sorry, forgot to mention about the dialog box thingy, that was a good one. Nearly peed meself.

Fire fighters get grinding on London man’s trapped genitalia

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Re: Aspiration

"Icon chosen for its picture rather than its significance"

Yeah, sure...

"All hands man the pumps... blah, blah, blah... "


Re: How hard can it be?

"Happy fella in a ring"

FSCK YOU!!! Now I can't dismiss that image off me mind.

P.S.: Somehow I think THIS icon is the most appropriate one for the article and subsequent discussion --->

Greater Manchester cops fined after victim interview vids lost in post

Black Helicopters

Re: £300k in fines over 3 years...


Don't panic, Florida Man, but a judge just said you have to give phone passcodes to the cops


Re: Fingerprint unlocking...

<moreblockquote><blockquoteUse an alternate appendage</blockquote>

Alternate? It's hot-swappable?</moreblockquote>

As of the research I've been doing... it seems like yes, it could be.

Though maybe not in the sense you might have been thinking of, mind you...

Drunk user blow-dried laptop after dog lifted its leg over the keyboard


Re: Bollocks!

It's not the piss. It's the attitude.

Regulate This! Time to subject algorithms to our laws


Re: Sounds like the makings of a witch hunt to me.

Yeeesss... that would be scary, but, how many would many be? Something like one, two, three, many, many-one, many-two, many-three, LOTS?

Even then, I would be scared, though...

Troll it your way: Burger King ad tries to hijack Google Home gadgets


instead of "OK Google!" maybe I want my safe word to be "Hey Fucknut!"...

Well, the devs for the BrainPal in Old Man's War had already solved that problem.

But, of course, that was fictional and totally unrelated to real life...


"It's very very impressive... "

Freaking impressive, I'd say...


Re: I'm getting tired of people constantly playing the victim role...

"... sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. For most people, that's what it is..."

Exactly THAT.

In this last two weeks only I've been asked to do just that "Just do your magic" (translated, but sounds quite similar in spanish. And yes, you should read it in ALL CAPS!!1!) about 5 times. At work. One of them it was about some carpentry thing that was in NO WAY related to IT. But that's for another rant.

As I see it, you can't put the blame in those non-techy ones that have bought that shiny little thingy doing something they don't even know why they want it for. They do NOT know, NOR they want to know how to secure them, or even make them work if at first them don't when trying to access your secured network (and subsequentially yelling at you because "teh fscking WIFI isn't working. AGAIN!!1!").

Please, put the DefaultUserName(random) and DefaultPassword(random) at random locations in the FsckingManual(PrintedPrettyPlease).

Better leave it at this... Let's not start with the family, friends... Too many interconected thingies. Can we go back to the 80's, please? I could even come to terms with the music...

Palmtop nostalgia is tinny music to my elephantine ears


Re: A man after my own heart

"Bugger fixing something, I'm going to cannibalise and improve!"

That's the spirit!

And you'll notice the rest of your gadgets will behave or even improve once you start with the cannibalising.

Installing disks is basically LEGO, right? This admin failed LEGO


Welllll... the HDD replacing part is just the 35th step. The previous 34 ones are just to get there. And THAT part's even easier than LEGO, nowadays. You just CANNOT force-plug the connectors... Well, you can. I've seen it. Broken bits of plastic and all ("Yeah, some bits fell off... But IT FITTED! This HD IS @$#&*!")...

Aniway, your example is not exactly about a hot-swappable caddy in a server.

Boffins turn timid mice into psycho killers – by firing lasers into brains


I was thinking more on the line of the original Syndicate by Bullfrog.

Though I can see how you came to your conclussion.

By the way, have 1 upvote for the old times.

Cat servant here, too.

Terry Pratchett's self-written documentary to be broadcast in 2017


Yes, I am.