* Posts by verno

27 posts • joined 26 Apr 2017

One click and you're out: UK makes it an offence to view terrorist propaganda even once


Re: Goodbye Youtube?

"it was an offence to collect or make a record of information that is likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism." Also goodbye maps? They may be quite useful if the terrorist is from out of town...

Nationwide UK court IT failure farce 'not the result of a cyber attack' – Justice Ministry


Magic WiFi?

Unless their definition of being able to work at all is actually being able to access Facebook how would WiFi make a difference? Also if it did why not pit a switch on the end of the cable run instead of an AP?


Is Google purposefully breaking Microsoft, Apple browsers on its websites? Some insiders are confident it is


Re: MS can't even make their own website work with their own browsers!

You could use offline WSUS as well, that updates IE quite nicely!

Huawei Mate 20 Pro: If you can stomach the nagware and price, it may be Droid of the Year


Have they Fixed Bluetooth?

Have they sorted their implementation of the bluetooth stack that stops Huawei phones working reliably with Fitbit devices?

Might not be a big thing for everyt=one but It's really annoying if you want to dig into your fitbit stats and your phone is your main device...

See this thread:



Congrats from 123-Reg! You can now pay us an extra £6 or £12 a year for basically nothing


Re: I want to move away

Depends on wht you mean by "availliable from the UK".

I've recently swapped most of our domains over to gandi.net (I think they're based in France).

So far no issues, had a bit of a problem transferring one of the domains but that was sorted by their help desk, so far so happy!


Why are sat-nav walking directions always so hopeless?

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Re: Too many apps

Very informative! Will have a look.

Edited - reached my "ta" quota already today!


Re: Too many apps

Can I ask how wind direction (which changes) can help with navigation? Genuinely curious!


Taps running dry for Capita? Southern Water pens 5-year managed service


and it expects to “improve customer experience

They havn't read the news recently then?

That's no moon... er, that's an asteroid. And it'll be your next and final home, spacefarer


How about we work on this bit on Earth first...

"...but you can at least keep it running before the next generation takes over."

Google accidentally reveals new swipe-happy Android UI


I hope it works..

... Better than the "swipe along the blue line to move" gesture that Google Maps on Android uses now, I spend an inordinate amount of time looking at the sky when using that!

Still not on Windows 10? Fine, sighs Microsoft, here are its antivirus tools for Windows 7, 8.1


Re: Is that weird or what?

Honest question, are you able to install the click to run version with Crossover? With Microsoft retiring the msi with Office 2019 that might cause issues (admittedly old office versions are mainly fine but it you need vba and security updates for office...)

No Windows 10, no Office 2019, says Microsoft


Will existing installs still work

We're pretty much stuck on Windows 7 at the moment for legacy kit but moved to office 365 when 2007 support for exchange 365 ended so the big question for me is whether existing installs of office 365 are going to stop working at this point or will they continue to limp along with no security updates until MS to decide to cut them off from their other services completely whenever that will be.

Open source would be great but we are dependant on a lot of Excel macros as well as other bits and pieces that we just can't move over.


Drone collisions with airliners may not be fatal, US study suggests


Re: What About...

Might cause a bit of a problem if the other one(s) was already knackered though...

(admittedly so would a bird strike)



What About...

"The Assure simulations assessed what would happen if either type of drone smashed into the wing leading edges, windscreens, tail fin leading edge or tailplane (horizontal stabiliser) leading edges of the aircraft."

Any reason they didn't modal a hit to an engine?


Amazon Key door-entry flaw: No easy fix to stop rogue couriers burgling your place unseen


Good idea but

Not so practical for flats / places with limited outdoor space etc.. (I do however think that letting randoms into your house is just plain nuts though!)

No venture capital please, we're British: Why a pair of storage startups went it alone


On whose scale?

They may be underachieving based on a silicon valley perspective but if they are making their owners enough money to pay their staff as well as make a nice little earner thank you, as it sounds like they both are, then they may be achieving everything their owners want...


Wheels are literally falling off the MoD thanks to lack of cash


A shortage of nuclear-trained personnel in the Defence Nuclear Regulator

So who exactly is looking after the nukes then?!

Google slides text message 2FA a little closer to the door


Re: There's no need to install more spyware, thanks.

Yep I too would like to know..

User worked with wrong app for two weeks, then complained to IT that data had gone missing



@phuzz I really, really wish I could upvote that moe than once!

Lord Sugar phubbed in peers' debate on 'digital understanding'



"There is little transparency as to why it collects what it does..." That could be a problem for them come next May...

Connect at mine free Wi-Fi! I would knew what I is do! I is cafe boss!


Re: Just another attempt

Isn't that the same for secured APs as well though? Once people are connected then there's not much difference unless the router has some firewall policies blocking inter device connections (which isn't what we're talking about here I don't think?).

Plus if it's a public WiFi then the Password isn't going to be hard to get hold of (on a notice by the cash register etc...) so not really much of a security gain...

As someone said above though I'm more than willing to be proved wrong.


Japanese sat tech sinks Sea Shepherd anti-whaling activists' hopes


Re: a matter of pride?

Apart from the argument that they're harming their own children (I'm going to leave that one alone) some people can't be vaccinated due to other medical conditions, if you've got a swathe of the population that is not vaccinated either then that child is more likely to pick up the disease from another non-vaccinated child.


Can GCHQ order techies to work as govt snoops? Experts fear: 'Yes'


Re: Who cares?

Beat me to it Doctor Syntax, looking at that wording it could be applied to pretty much any IT manager of a SME...

Three Microsoft Outlook patches unpatched, users left to DIY


Re: Outlook 2007

Yeah they're probably aiming for release on 11-Oct-2017... (speaking as someone admining mainly office 2007 installs).

Sleuths unearth 'Panic Mode' in Android, set off by mashing back button


I must be missing something...

Isn't that what the "Home" button is for?

T-Mobile goes Apple/Google route by separating phone numbers and devices


I wonder how WhatsApp will cope with that

It's still tied fairly tightly to your phone number I believe?

Ewe, get a womb! Docs grow baby lambs in shrink-wrap plastic bags


Re: Looks unpleasant.

I would imagine given some of the alternatives new parents will be willing to put up with it not looking overly nice...


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