* Posts by jamesdagger

28 publicly visible posts • joined 11 Oct 2017

Boffins say they can turn typing sounds into text with 95% accuracy


tH3y'lL n£V=r C47ch mE!

We've seen things you people wouldn't believe. A planet, dense as a marshmallow, that would float on water


It is pink

It has yellow dots

It is planet Blobby

Developer creates ‘Quite OK Image Format’ – but it performs better than just OK


Re: Pronouncing...

It's cif these days


Re: Pronouncing...

Alright alright, that's un oeuf of that.

Boffins use nuclear radiation to send data wirelessly


Re: Is this a new take on RGB lighting?

Does the badge read 3.6 Roentgen?

Amazon textbook rental service scammed for $1.5m


In law

This is a textbook case

LinkedIn shutting down in China after mounting government pressure to censor social media content


Oceania was at war with Eurasia: therefore Oceania had always been at war with Eurasia.

Pretend starship captain to take trip in real space capsule


Down here

There are literally hundreds and thousands of blinking, beeping, and flashing lights, blinking and beeping and flashing - they're *flashing* and they're *beeping*.

If anyone can explain why Jupiter's Great Red Spot is spinning faster and shrinking, please speak up



The chances of anything coming from Mars, were a million to one they said.

Cuz they're on Jupiter mate

Ticker tape and a binary message: Bank of England's new Alan Turing £50 must be the nerdiest banknote ever


Re: Any idea where I get one of these

If it's that important to you, I'll jolly well send you one!

Microsoft prevents Domain of Danger from falling into miscreants' paws by forking out cash for corp.com


If you haven't .local'ed yourself, you're not old enough.

Once Upon A Time it was Best Practice.

Train-knackering software design blunder discovered after lightning sparked Thameslink megadelay


Passing the bill for the redress, Ofgem commented "It hertz to be you".

Astroboffins baffled as Curiosity rover takes larger gasps of oxygen in Martian summers




Quic! Head to the latest Chrome version and try out HTTP/3




With a distinct Black Country accent.

Now that's integrity: Bloke sinks 7 beers, turns himself in. Cops weren't looking for him


Re: Don't drink Budweiser.

Anheuser-Busch Budweiser = crap

Budějovický Budvar Budweiser = not a bad drop in the right circumstances

RIP, RDP... nearly: Security house Check Point punches holes in remote desktop tools


Re: Remote Desktop Protocol you say ?

Asses one was autocorrected.


More thumbs down please!


Re: Remote Desktop Protocol you say ?

Microsoft Windoze :D :D

Oracle boss's Brexit Britain trip shutdown due to US government shutdown


In our department

He would receive the clown's trousers award.

Dozens of .gov HTTPS certs expire, webpages offline, FBI on ice, IT security slows... Yup, it's day 20 of Trump's govt shutdown


Re: Oh God

Let's see.



etc etc.

I'm neither supporting nor against the Trump wall but you did ask.

More nodding dogs green-light terrible UK.gov pr0n age verification plans


Usenet anyone?

Just sayin

NHS supplier that holds 40 million UK patient records: AWS is our new cloud-based platform


Re: Cloud of Confusion

Yep. eu-west-2 region aka London.

If Shadow Home Sec Diane Abbott can be reeled in by phishers, truly no one is safe


4-1 odds

Which, according to Dianne Abbot will yield a return of eleven and twelvety pounds per £1 stake.

Microsoft yanks the document-destroying Windows 10 October 2018 Update


Microsoft yanks

'nuff said

London's Gatwick Airport flies back to the future as screens fail


Diverse routing

Fully diverse routing can cost a fortune in civils.

Almost certainly why it wasn't signed off, or was signed off to a pinch point where the break occurred south of that.

Norwegian tourist board says it can't a-fjord the bad publicity from 'Land of Chlamydia' posters


I applaud this poster

Clap clap.

Before you head into Office 365, pull on this cosy Cloud Archive


20 years in the IT industry and Mimecast is one of the services I would definitely use again.

Their archiving is but one feature, alongside a suite of security offerings, that have saved one's ass time and again.