* Posts by AGS221

8 publicly visible posts • joined 27 Jun 2018

Microsoft middlemen rebel against removal of free software licences


When they finally force everybody into subscription by grossly hiking the price of traditional licencing, as already begun there will be no need for these resellers. Everything will be done via an online portal directly with M$. More margin feeds the corporate greed.

HPE's cold storage digit: 2% growth better than a kick in the teeth – but it's no Dell EMC


Since when were Commvault a storage vendor? Backup appliances where they're currently on their third attempt to break that market?

Behold! Blocks and Files is born again as storage tech website returns


With Mellor's biased reporting, bumming up his faves and casting down the others? No ta.

Manchester man fined £1,440 after neighbours couldn't open windows for stench of dog toffee


Dog toffee is a new one on me, but it brightened up a Monday morning.

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


Re: OK. Calm down. Fake news etc.

The two domains I was emailed about have NEVER had domain privacy. Their invoices reflect that. They've randomly picked two out of my 30-odd domains with them, switched on privacy, told me they're going to bill me for it and prevented me from switching it off. There's nothing misleading about that.


I opened I support ticket with these robbers about an hour ago having received one of their emails about this for two domains I have never had domain privacy on and have no requirements for.

I go into my control panel, change the domain privacy settings to NO for both domains, click Save and it changes them back to YES again. Not only did I never want it in the first place, but it cannot be disabled. The domains aren't up for renewal till 2019 and 2020 so guessing they're just hoping users will ignore this and they'll add their stealth charge when the time comes.

GitHub looses load-balancing open-source code on netops world


That headline is going to confuse the shit out of the "I don't know the difference between loose and lose" brigade

Ticketmaster gatecrash: Gig revelers' personal, payment info glimpsed by support site malware


Got one of these and they don't tell you who the identity monitoring service is. Click on their link and it takes you to website a.pgtb.me to fill in details - never did a URL look more like a phishing attempt...