* Posts by Rameses Niblick the Third Kerplunk Kerplunk Whoops Where's My Thribble?

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A Word for the EcoTank

We bought an Epsom EcoTank printer before lock down. Myself and my wife both working from home as well as two kids home schooling all printing pretty much every day, and we are still not through the ink which was supplied with it for colour, and we've only used half of one new bottle (plus supplied ink) of the black.

Oh, and the bottles only cost £10 each, or £30 for all four colours. It's never acted up significantly, certainly never blocked up, the only thing it's needed occasionally is a print head alignment.

Of course YMMV.

Be careful what you inline: Defunct video-hosting domain used to inject smut flicks into news articles, more

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No one at Giphy nor the porn site was available for immediate comment.

Out of the entire article, this line amuses me most. I love the thought that some poor intern at El Reg has been tasked with getting a quote from someone running a site like that.

We clock what you're trying to do here: El Reg strokes a claw across the OnePlus 9 Pro

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TL;DR

I skipped to the end, found the price and was greatly thankful I didn't bother reading the rest of the article.

I no longer have a burning hatred for Jewish people, says Googler now suddenly no longer at Google

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Re: Anti-woke

Or sub-woke.

Or even asleep?

Maybe just napping

Gov.UK vows to chop red tape in the digital sector. What could possibly go wrong?

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Joke

Re: "If the UK can get this right..."

When has uk.gov got anything right in this arena?

October 27th, 1993. It was a Wednesday I seem to remember. They announced a new coffee supplier for the canteen. We were really sceptical but it turned out to be a massive improvement.

Treaty of Roam finally in ashes: O2 cracks, joins rivals, adds data roaming charges for heavy users in EU

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Re: Hardly a surprise

"I'd be hard pushed to use 25GB when roaming on holiday (I rarely even go above 5GB at home)"

I think it's really cute you appear think it will stay as high as 25Gb, and won't be slowly eroded over time.

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I'll just leave this here:

https://forums.theregister.com/forum/all/2020/01/30/uk_government_free_eu_roaming_will_end/#c_3964340

"Under normal circumstances I'd say I told you so. But, as I have told you so with such vehemence and frequency already the phrase has lost all meaning. Therefore, I will be replacing it with the phrase, I have informed you thusly"

NHS-backed org reacted to GitHub leak disclosure with legal threats and police call, complains IT pro

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I have to say I'm somewhat unclear as to why he felt the need to keep a copy of the exposed data once it was apparent they'd fixed the issue? After all this seems to have been the only problem with the process and where everything else came from.

Not taking sides, I'm just hoping someone can clear this up for me.

Big problem: Nominet members won't know how many votes they're casting in decision to oust CEO, chair

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Dewey, Chetham, and Howe

Didn't they recently successfully defend the building firm "Bodgeit & Runn"?

Desperate Nominet chairman claims member vote to fire him would spark British government intervention

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One for the guide book

I'm going to get in here now and say that the current board of Nominet should be described as "A bunch of mindless jerks who'll be the second against the wall after the Marketing Department of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation when the revolution comes."

Now, where's that rift in the time-space continuum?

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Re: in plain English

I think I found your wallet.

Vote machine biz Smartmatic sues Fox News and Trump chums for $2.7bn over bogus claims of rigged 2020 election

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Murdoch has plenty of money. $27bn is lose loose change for his empire.

FTFY

Always beware of Muphry's law

Robinhood plays Sheriff of Nottingham as it pauses GameStop, AMC, BlackBerry etc stock sales, gets sued

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Re: bots

They are manipulating the price by not selling stock when the hedge funds that shorted it all need to buy

Supply and demand, surely? You want it, I have it, I can make you pay through the nose for it if I want to, especially if I know you've put yourself in a very risky position to do so. The American Capitalist Dream™.

One careful driver: Make room in the garage... Bloodhound jet-powered car is up for sale

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Trollface

Re: Peanuts

It's not surprising now you see some Russia billionaires' sons getting a car seat...

I think you'll find that Lawrence is Canadian

Over long US weekend, GitHub HR boss quit after firing Jewish staffer who warned Nazis were at the Capitol

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Re: Blues Brothers

I hate Illinois Nazis

Gloucestershire IT pro faces court over £30k Amazon voucher theft allegations

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Re: The Cotswolds

Great, thank you. Now all I can hear in my head is Alec Guinness saying "The Cotswolds. You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious."

That's going to keep me distracted all day now.

The CIA's 'entire' collection of UFO records has been made available for you to sigh at

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Alien

They've improved their cloaking devices, obviously.

Developers! These 3 weird tricks will make you a global hero

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Because people can't be trusted and that is why we can't have nice things.

Elon Musk says he tried to sell Tesla to Apple, which didn’t bite and wouldn't even meet

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Re: Hmmm

..."if" Apple does produce an e iCar...

FTFY

UK firm NOW: Pensions tells some customers a 'service partner' leaked their data all over 'public software forum'

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Re: Now pensions - Christmas punnage

If some cunt has stollen my pension pot I will be having someones guts for garters.

I'd make mincemeat out of them. What a load of puddings. If they think anyone will trust them after this, they must be crackers, right out of their tree.

We take a look at proposed Big Tech regulations in the UK: Heavy on possible fines, light on enforcement

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Re: Online Harms and duty of care

“A lie can go round the world before the truth can get its boots on.”

I thought I could feel a subtle shift in the Earths rotation. It must be Sir PTerry spinning in his grave.

Still waiting on the Pratchett icon El Reg, just sayin'

What does my neighbour's Tesla have in common with a stairlift?

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Re: Summon the lawyers!

A Cock and Balls surrounding the pothole, length of cock must be no more that twice its width. Urethra yes, pubes no, ejaculaye optional but no more than three drops.

At last! Research resulting in guidelines that are actually meaningful!

Have an upvote Sir

HP CEO talks up HP-ink-only print hardware and higher upfront costs for machines that use other cartridges

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Re: Dictionary

I bought an Epson EcoTank printer a few months ago, (the ET-2720 since you didn't ask) and while more expensive to buy than cartridge printers, bottles of ink cost £10 each!

I don't know how well the unit itself will last with prolonged use, but the cost difference was basically made up for after the first ink refill. It prints reasonably fast and quietly, I've been pretty impressed.

Windows 10 installation shows shopping centre its sad face – the natural response to finding out you're in Peterborough

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I hate that face

The first time I saw it I didn't even realise it was an official Windows error screen, I genuinely thought I had fallen victim to some kind of ransomware attack.

Then I read it and realised that Microsoft were just trying to be 'quirky'. Which is what you want from your business IT equipment, obviously.

Need a hobby for lockdown? Perhaps check out the CMOS battery

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Re: Why does everything have to remind me...

Why does everything have to remind me...

That Joe Bloody Wicks is still a thing...

I probably shouldn't mention then that right now he is doing a 24 hour PE-athon in aid of Children in Need...

Tech support scammer dialed random number and Australian Police’s cybercrime squad answered

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Re: “Police recommend that you do not engage with scammers,”

I was talking with one once who had the absolute temerity after about 20 minutes of being strung along to call me a liar! I mean, he wasn't wrong but never the less!

Luke Skywalker used to bullseye womp rats in his T-16 on Tatooine. But Star Wars: Squadrons misses the mark

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Re: Bummer

Very well! En garde! Touché!

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Re: Bummer

(unless some asshat thinks multiplayer Guybrush Threepwood is a good idea, in which case I would like to challenge said asshat to an insult swordfight)

Land-based or sea-based rules?

On second thought maybe not...

Look behind you, a three-headed monkey!

If you can see this headline, you're certainly not reading it on Twitter: All tweets, notifications vanish

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TITSUP

Twitters Invisible Tweet System Unveiled Prematurely?

From the Department of WCGW: An app-controlled polycarbonate lock with no manual override/physical key

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Re: Welcome back

I third this comment! This column is one of the best things about The Register. I have genuinely missed it! I even took to Twitter (shudders) so I could read Dabbsy's musings.

Also:

LinkedIn Tourette's

I love this!

Prepare your shocked faces: Crypto-coin exchange boss laundered millions of bucks for online auction crooks

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Re: Oh , the joys of unregulated...

On a related point how long is it going to take governments to figure how much tax avoidance is enabled by bitcoin?

Since they can't even get a handle on how much tax avoidance happens under regular currency, I'm thinking the answer is "Quite a while"

Brexit travel permits designed to avoid 7,000-lorry jams come January depend on software that won't be finished till April

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Re: What's in a name...

Kent Road Access Pass?

Family wrongly accused of uploading pedo material to Facebook – after US-EU date confusion in IP address log

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Joke

Re: International Standards Organization

Given as we can't even agree on a standard spelling of Standardisation, what chance do they really have?

Brexit border-line issues: Would you want to still be 'testing' software designed to stop Kent becoming a massive lorry park come 31 December?

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Re: Please remember

Lorries from here arriving at the continent are the continents problem not ours!

Stuff arriving from abroad is what we are interested in, IF we decide to check none, some, all is OUR choice.

Now, if the continent really stat making life difficult for us then we only have to retaliate... 1 guy employed to check incoming freight, 1 hour a day with an hour lunch break. NOTHING comes in and tough shite, they have the carpark issues.

And here it is everyone, Brexit in a nut shell.

"Look, Nose, you've got to go, it's a simple as that. It's nothing against you as such, I just don't like my face."

IBM job ad calls for 12 years’ experience with Kubernetes – which is six years old

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Do you need a towel?

I'll have you know that I'm the type of hoopy frood who knows exactly where his towel is

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Woohoo! Payoff!

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Re: It is in base 3 for obvious reasons

Ooh, HR AC strikes again! As I scroll the comments I find myself genuinely excited to see if there are any more. The anticipation!

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Re: And so it ever was.

Uh oh, we have an AC who works in HR, mind your manners everyone.

Trump's bright idea of kicking out foreign students unless unis resume in-person classes stuns tech, science world

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Is it possible to gaslight an entire country?

“We hope that most schools are going to be open, and we don’t want people to make political statements or do it for political reasons,” Trump said.

...he said in a political statement, which was made for entirely political reasons.

UK space firms forced to adjust their models of how the universe works as they lose out on Copernicus contracts

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Re: I GOT 1 wordz 4 all u traytowers!!!

We won, Get over IT.

You did, congratulations. Enjoy your Pyrrhic victory.

It’s happened again: AT&T sued for allegedly transferring victim's number to thieves in $1.9m cryptocoin heist

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I have questions...

So I'm quite willing to accept that the individuals in this and the previous story were targeted specifically. I don't believe that hackers are picking phone numbers at random in the hope of hitting one that holds crypto, never mind high value crypto. But how did the hackers know to go for these phone numbers? I guess either the victims were bragging about how much (fake) money they had, in which case made themselves targets, or the people who run the repositories or whatever they are where people keep their wallets know the value of said wallets, know who the owner is and therefore know which phone numbers they need to intercept to get the really high value ones.

And if it's the second option, then why the hell does anyone trust this crap? As previous commenter said, I wouldn't trust $24m of my money (if I had it, I wish!) to a single reputable, insured, regulated financial institution, never mind some faceless internet people who cobbled a few web pages together. In what world does someone think "I don't trust these financial institutions to look after my money, I don't trust FIAT currency but I'll leave enough money to live the rest of my life without ever having to work again and be able to pay myself $250,000 per year for life with money left over in some bizarreo mystery tech storage place. I'd want that money out as soon as possible and somewhere much more reliable.I just don't believe it frankly. But then as is often noted: people are strange.

One does not simply repurpose an entire internet constellation for sat-nav, but UK might have a go anyway

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Re: Brexit sat-nav eh?

When you wrote that, did you think "this is edgy stuff, nobody has thought of these jokes before"?

Every joke has been done before, one way or another, it doesn't stop things bringing a little light relief to someones day. People have been taking the piss of the government of the day for decades if not longer. In that time many have been done about travel of officials, elected or otherwise. There's no such thing as a new joke, only new actors in the situation.

On another subject, is this what retirement looks like? A quick browse of your profile shows 14 posts in the last day or so (at the time of writing) so I have to ask, do you really have so little to do with your time that you're constantly scouring the reg for things you can get annoyed at? I mean seriously, try some herbal tea and get yourself a nice hobby which gets you outdoors a bit. I find myself genuinely concerned for your well-being. You keep on getting this angry at entirely inconsequential things (for that's what comments on an internet news article are after all) you're going to give yourself a heart attack or something.

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Brexit sat-nav eh?

So it'll tell you you're going to one location when in fact you're heading in completely another; will lie about toll roads (they don't exist, no really you won't have to pay a thing); will claim the journey you're about to undertake it the easiest, most straightforward journey in the history of journeys despite it then being horrific; swear it will only take you to quality food outlets which you later find only sell chlorinated chicken, before directing you to drive straight of the edge of a cliff.

All via Barnards Castle, obviously.

Sounds amazing.

And yes I know this is supposed to be about satellites not the driving units. Thank you in advance to those of you for pointing that out.

CompSci student bitten by fox after feeding it McNuggets

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Re: Some of the sheep

Oz joke? I thought this was courtesy of Sir PTerry, in "The Last Continent" , circa 1998.

Death held out a hand. I WANT, he said, A BOOK ABOUT THE DANGEROUS CREATURES OF FOURECKS–

Albert looked up and dived for cover, receiving only mild bruising because he had the foresight to curl into a ball.

After a while Death, his voice a little muffled, said: ALBERT, I WOULD BE SO GRATEFUL IF YOU COULD GIVE ME A HAND HERE.

Albert scrambled up and puled at some of the huge volumes, finally dislodging enough of them to allow his master to clamber free.

HMM… Death picked up a book at random and read the cover.

DANGEROUS MAMMALS, REPTILES, AMPHIBIANS, BIRDS, FISH, JELLYFISH, INSECTS, SPIDERS, CRUSTACEANS, GRASSES, TREES, MOSSES, AND LICHENS OF TERROR INCOGNITA, he read. His gaze moved down the spine. VOLUME 29C, he added. OH. PART THREE, I SEE.

He glanced up at the listening shelves. POSSIBLY IT WOULD BE SIMPLER IF I ASKED FOR A LIST OF THE HARMLESS CREATURES OF THE AFORESAID CONTINENT?

They waited.

IT WOULD APPEAR THAT–

“No, wait, master. Here it comes.”

Albert pointed to something white zigzagging lazily through the air. Finally Death reached up and caught the single sheet of paper.

He read it carefully and then turned it over briefly just in case anything was written on the other side.

“May I?” said Albert. Death handed him the paper.

“‘Some of the sheep,’“ Albert read aloud. “Oh, well. Maybe a week at the seaside’d be better then.”

The incumbent President of the United States of America ran now-banned Facebook ads loaded with Nazi references

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Re: Golly. RED trangles?

I never realised I've been carrying Nazi symbols in the boot of my car AS REQUIRED BY EU LAW

You may be carrying all sorts of nazi paraphernalia around in your car, that's your business. There is no EU law mandating that you do so.

However, for the hard of thinking, lets be clear:

One of the nazi symbols is a red triangle. That DOES NOT mean all red triangles are nazi symbols, including the red warning triangle you allude to in your post. (triangle outline usually, points upwards when erected as opposed to the solid red downward pointing triangle shown in the twitter post referenced in the article)

Lets try another: The Ford logo is a blue oval. Not all blue ovals are Ford logos!

Again: The Reg logo is a vulture. Not all vultures are Reg logos

Another: The US president is a lying orange shyster with stupid hair. Not all lying orange shysters with stupid hair are US presidents.

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"So they try to invent excuses to block the president’s campaign inventing random meaning to symbols and then blaming the supporters for using them"

Given as the red triangle symbol was provably used in concentration camps by nazis, does this comment count as holocaust denial?

Only true boffins will be able to grasp Blighty's new legal definitions of the humble metre and kilogram

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So, you're saying as long as we count 9,192,631,770 snaps, crackles and pops, we're good?

Do we need to buy more milk for this?

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I know what a decent fuel economy is for a car in miles per gallon, not in litres per 100km. So I buy my petrol in litres and compute fuel efficiency in miles per gallon.

<GrandpaSimpson>My car gets forty rods to the hogshead and that's how I like it!</GrandpaSimpson>

US govt: Huawei is a national security risk and a menace, except, you know, when we need it for 5G standards work

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Trollface

“The United States will not cede leadership in global innovation,”

Well no of course not. You cannot cede that which you do not have.

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