* Posts by RGE_Master

61 posts • joined 21 Nov 2017


Like a challenge in a high profile 'face-of-IT' role? Welcome to the Home Office




So you locked your backups away for years, huh? Allow me to introduce my colleagues, Brute, Force and Ignorance


Come again

Let me make sure I understand this, not only did you get the machine back up, using a technique which was frequently employed, the customer then decides that he DOESN'T want the person who sorted it out in the first place?

There is zero logic there, he fixed it, thank him and get him back!

Bank IT bod pocketed nearly $1m in kickbacks from tech contractor bosses for sending deals their way, Feds claim


What's the number then?

Nearly $1 Million

Then $900,000

Then $891,000

Could you please pick a number and stick to it?

WhatsApp chaps rapped for crap app group chat zap: Infosec bods find a way to nuke messages, fix issued


Re: Why?

I get your point, but regardless his films are entertaining, Gone in 60 seconds, nice cards, pretty women, bad acting. The one where he is a wizard, the sorcerers apprentice, terrible acting but easy to watch.



El Reg, why are you bashing Nick Cage? His films are easy to watch and I find your attack on someone who is just trying to entertain us quite sad and unpalatable. Not including the fact he's unlikely to see this (why would he, he's an actor, not an IT professional) and thereby, defend himself against your unjustified words.

Revealed: The new icon you'll click to download an alternative browser, and more from Microsoft


Chrome and Firefox I guess.

New logo looks like a mishmash of Chrome and Firefox.

Watch tiny swimming magnetic robots suck up uranium in a droplet of radioactive wastewater


That's fast


I'm 6"5, I've done the math, 6ft5 x 60 is 390, 390 feet per second into miles per hour is 265.9091 MPH.

I could run from London to Edinburgh in less than 2 hours, I could make it from my house to work in 5 minutes rather than an hour on the train.

it's a stupid comparison but helps you to see how fast they really are.

Tesla has made a profit. Repeat, Tesla has made a profit – $143m in fact


You could say it was a S3XY profit

Time to check in again on the Atari retro console… dear God, it’s actually got worse



This reminds me of a Jeremy Kyle episode or something, firstly they start deleting posts and then they throw their toys completely out of the pram. It's quite amusing.

Show me more!

Boffins build a tiny nanolaser that can be inserted inside our cells


Can someone confirm if "erbium irons" is right or if it's meant to be "erbium ions"?


eBay eBabe enigma explained: Microsoft bug blamed after topless model slings e-souk's emails at stunned Brits


Well I was sat in the toilet when I got the email, the only thing that went through my head?

"Oh well, here we go again!"

Capital One 'hacker' hit with fresh charges: She burgled 30 other AWS-hosted orgs, Feds claim


Re: **** the Cops!

Assumed and almost certainly accurate....

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson moves to shut Parliament


Re: @RGE_Master

Well if you were 'waiting for this to come up' it's a pity you didn't spend the time devising something more creative.

You can choose not to read, and comment on, articles that don't interest you.

It shouldn't be here either way, nuff said.


I'm just getting sick and tired of everywhere I go, everything I read is about Brexit. Frankly I couldn't care less about it but when it starts encroaching on my IT sites, I get a little more than pissed.


This is a site for technology, not politics, I was waiting for this to come up.

The register, Biting the hand that feeds IT. This is not IT related and if people want to read about it they can go to BBC.co.uk, The Telegraph etc etc. Please keep this website on subject which is IT related, NOT politics.

'Naut trio successfully dock at ISS after Soyuz rocket goes all the way



The first one they are on blows up, they fall back to earth rapidly and uncontrollably and then, then they decide to go BACK UP!!!!

Stand back fellas, this astronauts testicles will crush you when they hit you.... Huge testicles of steel!!!!

Apple blew my mind – literally, says woman: MagSafe plug sparked face-torching blaze, lawsuit claims


So she gets substantial injuries and she is only after 75K....

I'd lose a leg for 75k....

Former headteacher fined £700 after dumping old pupil data on server at new school


"Professional Reasons"???? Like what, finding them again and stalking them?

This just reeks of something dodgy, also, why would you copy it up, why not just leave it on the USB stick. I don't quite understand the premise of copying a shedload of personal data up there. Not only that, and yes extreme situation, he lost the stick and some child molester got hold of it.

That fine was poor, the judgement was weak, he should have been given a significantly harsher sentence for that. Hell, someone nicks something from intel and they go to prison, you put hundreds of children at risk and you get fined £700.... Joke, absolute joke.

Dog with 'psychotic tendencies' escapes home to poop on his neighbours' pillows


That's a shitty situation for those living near that dog, although that being said if it does happen, being nice to the dog does make sense.

I've got a minature Jack Russell at home. Sometimes when I wake up in the morning he's had a little accident and he looks so sheepish, you can't really punish him since it's not his fault, it's not like he thinks "You know what i'm gonna do today, I'm gonna shit on your floor". Also since the dog in the article is a rescue, you don't know the abuse it's had to deal with in it's life, being beaten, being burnt with cigarettes and simply being abandoned by his previous owner, it's traumatic, imagine you being abandoned by your parents, not nice.

He could consider some sort of dog therapy to help him get over it. It does sound stupid but it's been scientifically proven that certain ways to act around a dog and ways to treat it do help it live a better life and get over some of the trauma that's happened to it.

I was once one of you, F1 star Lewis Hamilton tells delighted IT bods


Re: What a knob

Sophia Flörsch?

She's spent loads of time in papers recently, although that was because she crashed.... Must refrain from making jokes at this point.

Shingled-minded Western Digital insists its latest hard drive sets disk capacity record


Slaps top of hard drive "This bad boy can fit so much porn in it!"

Can't get pranked by your team if nobody in the world can log on


OK just off the top of my head here,

Anyone who needs to rotate the screen, back in the day this could have been because the photo was upside down, the projector you're using is ceiling mounted, a number of reasons, also to hack off your colleagues.

Although, if they were stupid enough to leave their computer unlocked, a mail to the department offering them all Pizza was a good punishment.

Dating app for Trump loners commits YUGE blunder: It leaks more than the West Wing


Wow, just, wow....

So much fail is such a small picture.... I do find it impressive how incompetent some people can be.

Leaked memo: No internet until you clean your bathroom, Ecuador told Julian Assange


Good point, well presented... I think I'd rather die than end up in an American Prison.


Putting it bluntly, had he left at the time Sweden wanted him, he'd be a free man by now. Have you seen the prisons in Sweden, he'd have more freedom there that he does in London.

He's currently sat there, laughing, without a doubt going stir crazy. It's clear Ecuador is getting a little more than pissed off as well since they are now giving him rules that he must adhere to.

RIP Paul Allen: Microsoft cofounder billionaire dies at 65 after facing third bout with cancer


Given his contributions to technology, climate change, disease prevention and cure, this man should be knighted by Her Majesty The Queen of England. He was an inspiration to those who worked in IT, you could go as far to say, without him, IT would be decades behind. He's a man I'd be proud to have just an iota in common with.

A moment of silence for our fallen comrade, you fought well good sir, now you don't need to suffer anymore.

Microsoft Surface Pro 4 owners: So, about that other broken update…


So let me get this right (apparently Microsoft can't)

SP4 firmware trashes hardware

Windows 10 Deletes files

You struggle to prevent windows 10 from updating anyway. And people are still complaining that I run windows 7 at home....Apparently I'm at risk of spreading malware because of it. Probably true, at least I can use my computer though.

PC makers: Intel CPU shortages are here to stay ... for six months


I remember buying a massive 64MB of memory for an AMD Athlon 750MHZ

It cost me £97..... for 64MB. Those were the days.

Convenient switch hides an inconvenient truth


Given the fact that this is pretty poor, I think i'll have to tender my own "Who, me?"

I was working for a pharmaceutical company and I had the pleasure of fitting an additional 512GB of memory to a test box. Unfortunately they didn't bother labeling up each server in the enclosure, I was given a map of what server was where. So I promptly shut the box down, pulled it out, fitted the memory and then booted it back up.

Zero issues, up until the following morning. I didn't bother using the UID on the machine to make sure it was right. Turns out I pulled the incorrect server, caused some application testing to fail and then fitted an astronmical amount of memory to it. The upside was the testing completed in a few hours with the extra memory instead of 24 hours, once that had finished, I shut it back down, shut the correct server down and moved everything.

Another one

I was cabling up an enclosure via fabric over to our san, Low and behold they never bothered to cut the cabling so by the time it got to the san, there was a massive pile of fiber, literally huge. So I started my work and traced the correct cable and plugged it in, all was fine, until I lost my footing on the flood and promptly put my foot into the pile of cabling. we lost 7 cables out of the hundreds that were there. So we had to re-cable them again.

Virtual reality saves wannabe prison officers from actually, you know, having to visit


I can just imagine the VR of the showers......That's an image you don't want in your head...


Don't get THAT personal, says personalised cards firm Moonpig. Dick pics. They mean dick pics


Ann Summers or some sort of other sex related industry? I HAVE TO KNOW!

Microsoft wants to cart your data away in a box and punt it onto Azure


That could cover my porn collection.

Yes I have a problem :D and this, this ladies and gentlemen is the solution.

Contractors slam UK taxman's 'aggressive' IR35 tax reforms


Why would I do that? RGE Stands for Resumé Generating event. I.E A f*ck up of biblical proportions which involve me updating my resumé.

Never had to do that though


Having been hit not only by this, but also by the prospect of being bankrupt and financially crippled due to the Loan Charge, I can 100% confirm that as this continues, more and more people are being pushed into a debt that will be unattainable to clear as well as the prospect of losing their home.

Ultimately, the government is about the completely screw over thousands of people as they try to scrimp all and anything they can out of the common worker.

I'm having the leave the country for a year travelling in order to not then be hit by an assessment of earnings.

UKIP doubled price of condoms for sale at party conference


Re: standard, small, large

In bird culture this is considered a "Dick move"


Putting it bluntly, the majority of the people in those far right wing groups, should use those going forward in order to not taint the human population with their defective DNA in the future.

I actually typed DNS there but caught myself.

Flying to Mars will be so rad, dude: Year-long trip may dump 60% lifetime dose of radiation on you


I never wanted kids anyway :D

Fujitsu says sayonara to UK exec heavyweights


Ultimately, i'm just pleased I didn't go for a role there :D

Contractors would be the first to go, a lot of them wouldn't be extended or offered a really poor permanent pay.

I've spoken to a number of people who worked there, none of them said anything that great tbh. Shame since it could be an incredible company.

Renegade 3D-printing gunsmith Cody Wilson on the run in Taipei from child sex allegations


Is it me or he he a doppelganger of Zuckerburg! They could be brothers!!!

Google Chrome 69 gives worldwide web a stay of execution in URL box


Well done!

"Earlier this week, Google Chrome security product manager Emily Schechter said that Google, in response to community feedback, has decided to roll back Chrome 69's habit of hiding the subdomains "www" and "m" in URLs displayed in the browser's omnibox, via an update to Chrome 69 for Desktop and Android."

Well done, now deal with Chrome chowing through memory like Homer Simpson at an all you can eat shrimp restaurant and we're good!

I'm pleased that Google have actually listened to the feedback and rolled back. That was a horrible plan, horribly executed and frankly a dumb idea.

A boss pinching pennies may have cost his firm many, many pounds


This is a perfect example of "You get what you pay for"

In all honesty, you should have made it perfectly clear to TPTB that this is a fully unsupported scenario and that they are removing any and all redundancy for the sake of a few quid. Essentially it was your job to really push them to do it properly, point out the risks and when the shit hits the fan, and it will, you can take the email your penny pinching cretin of a boss sent you abstaining you from any and all responsibilities for when it went down, to his boss, get him fired, get his job, get a pay rise and then do it how it's meant to be done....

Wait, that's not just me is it :D WHOAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Voyager 1 left the planet 41 years ago – and SpaceX hopes to land on Earth this Saturday


Am I the only one here who every single time he see's the name Voyager thinks of V'Ger from Star Trek....

Official: Google Chrome 69 kills off the World Wide Web (in URLs)



You've done a lot of silly things, but this is by far the dumbest thing you've ever done, from a security perspective, this is a massive issue, from a user experience perspective, this is a massive issue. Not a single person I've spoken to about this thinks it's a good idea. You take it upon yourself to "Improve" our experience of your RAM hogging, buggy web browser and you actually managed to make it even worse. You stopped supporting Java and now use your own crappy embedded one and now this.

Sort out your memory issues before you try to bring in "Features"

If I had an option of removing this crap from every machine in the office I would. Chrome was meant to be the chosen one.

If it doesn't need to be connected, don't: Nurse prescribes meds for sickly hospital infosec


This video is restricted, please sign in with a google account... Nice work whoever did that. Nice work.

Prank 'Give me a raise!' email nearly lands sysadmin with dismissal


I'm guessing Simon is either on holiday or is the star in his own, "Who? Me?" Column.

The wheel turns slowly, but it turns: Feds emit IoT security tip sheet


They're sitting here wondering how we can secure things, i'm sitting here knowing full well that you can hack a dildo with a webcam attached to it......

Incdentially, how do I patch this thing, for my girlfriend of course..

BTW, you can google the above and they show you a video how to do it... It's quite amusing. It was carried out by Pen Test Partners.

Who fancies a six-core, 128GB RAM, 8TB NVMe … laptop?


Re: What does it run?

You clearly haven't used Autocad or any sort of video rendering applications. They will rip through that laptop and make it cry like a small child with a skinned knee.

Feds charge Man after FCC boss Ajit Pai's kids get death threat over net neutrality axe vote


How dumb do you have to be to have your backup email your main account... Oh wait..

Vodafone drank Facebook's network Kool-Aid … and LIVED!


I'm not sure I want to be googling that on my office network..... :D



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