* Posts by arachnoid2

218 publicly visible posts • joined 17 Nov 2018


Duelling techies debugged printer by testing the strength of electric shocks


Re: Reminds me...

(Sucks teeth) Not our department but is sounds expensive to fix

Atomic energy body proposes fusion framework to manage British energy grids


when people's EV batteries are used to service the typical household's peak energy usage

Really......... Are you really expecting some low profit energy company to actually pay for the wear and tear of all these battery packs?

An energy system thats reliant on an unpaid individuals battery pack to work efficiently and effectively is doomed to failure.

'Thousands' at Meta face layoffs this week


Re: Is there a Facebook group

Its hosted on Twitter

Accidental WhatsApp account takeovers? It's a thing



Its a damn nuisance, I must have the number Spartacus owned as I keep getting angry messages from Roman descendants.

Getting calls from strangers after moving to a new area has been happening ever since bell made more than two phones. It just shows that media providers care little about security and more about making excuses.


Re: Been there, done that

Give them a fake new number that you are changing to..........

This app could block text-to-image AI models from ripping off artists


Its not quite the same

If I took a verse (not a sample) from several music artists and combined them into one song that would be the same

Musk's view count antics are perfect cover for Twitter's paid API failure


Re: Who's left?

After trying to ban them he now needs the bots to post likes on his posts

Romance scam targets security researcher, hilarity ensues


Developed by a Russian software company

Failing to meet targets gets you transfered to the Ukranian office

The Twitpocalypse may have begun, as datacenter migration reportedly founders


Re: Edicts

Is he a "Spare" too?

James Webb Space Telescope suffers another hitch: Instrument down


Re: Software or Hardware

What happened to all the remote service engineers, I think theres a good oppertunity for private indusrty to step in.

Founder of FreeDOS recounts the story so far, and the future


almost stopping parts of civilization collapsing!

Its a nuke control system isnt it !?

Microsoft axes 10,000, already breaking bad news to staff


It begs the question: How many Microsofties does it take to change a light bulb?

There are FOUR lights..........

Midjourney, DeviantArt face lawsuit over AI-made art


How is this any different

To theft of copyright code and software , there is hell to pay if you copy any of those?

Microsoft Defender ASR rules strip icons, app shortcuts from Taskbar, Start Menu


Desktop image

Just make a quick desktop image including all the icons before it happens, then just apply this as the default desktop background and voila the problem is solved.

This is the end, Windows 7 and 8 friends: Microsoft drops support this week


Microsoft bizarrely adds half-baked UEFI Secure boot to Windows 7 right before killing it



Re: Windows 7 end of support

Bypass Windows 7 Extended Security Updates Eligibility


Windows 7 end of support

There is a batch file on the mydigitallife.net forum that will allow all the locked out updates to install.


Re: Linux obviously!

Make a back up image with something like Macrium Reflect and then reimage the iso back to a virtual drive.


When size doesnt matter

Given the size and low price of SSDs the actual size of a windows install isnt really a problem these days and if anything old systems benefit no end. As for the windows 11 the user interface is another new design but not for the end user just for designs sake the same as the utterly stupid windows 8 interface that put people right off it.

Nvidia revives canceled RTX 4080 as 'new' 12GB RTX 4070 TI


4080 is an over priced turd

Much like the 4090 its over priced but its also underspeced.Whilst the competition needs to sort itself out thats no reason to loosen the purse strings on a manufacturer taking its customer base from behind.

Elon Musk to step down as Twitter CEO: Help us pick his replacement


For the win.......

Sir Alan Sugar

Server installer fails to spot STOP button – because he wasn't an archaeologist


The following year, the building was demolished.

Yes but now it achieved fully compliance with regulations, how satisfying is that........

Elon Musk to abused Twitter users: Your tormentors are coming back


I was joking when I said there were downvote bots here on Reg.com

Bots have feelings too.

Someone has to say it: Voice assistants are not doing it for big tech


Re: The great turn off

Bukkake and Bondage too

Twitter set for more layoffs as Musk mulls next move


Re: All of this outrage

Strange how you refer to media hype to make up more media hype......

Spooky Pillars of Creation snap reveals a dark side


So is this "dust" moving inwards or outwarsds and "in relative tems" as the previous question how fast is it all moving in relation to itself?

Microsoft leaves the Office, rebrands everything as 365


"cha-ching" Micro$oft

We are changing the "cha-ching" name of our product to make it more relevant to our "cha-ching" customer base.

Im suprised they dont incorporate the $ sign in the name

You thought you bought software – all you bought was a lie


Private keys

Whilst its a nice ideal to say they are unique like anything else there will be at some point, ways of copying or duplicating them. So all that mulla you paid out isnt even the value of a "secret" key.

Chinese researchers make car glide 35mm above ground in maglev test



Good luck in getting it to stop in mid air

Shout-out to whoever went to Black Hat and had North Korean malware on their PC



Detected, disected and anti virus code distributed.

US Army drone crashes hours ahead of breaking flight duration record


Re: Hype Aside, the 1959 Cessna 172 record still stands.

Maybe they inadvertantly enabling Bing mapping, hence the sudden drive to ground level.

Burger King just sent spam receipts to customers


the result of an internal processing error.

So an extra serving of spam then ( weather you want it or not).

BTW Do vegans get spam too?

Be careful where you install software, and who installs it


Re: Yep

Did they check behind the back of the filing cabinet

This credit card-sized PC board can use an Intel Core i7


Ribbon cables?

Would it have not been thinner if the external ports hdmi,usb etc ran from a ribbon cable to a choice of user selectable peripheral ports rather than being mounted on board?

After all in industrial use surely these ports would usually be connected with a lead to wherever the designer wanted them.

Just because you failed doesn't mean you weren't right


lob it down an exhaust vent

One does not need a sighting aparatus, one uses the force Padwan.........

Pentester says he broke into datacenter via hidden route running behind toilets


Re: You could always smuggle a USB stick out...

A condom and the use of the rear passage would be so much easier


They probably fixed it by inaslling a "Master" branded padlock........ btw many tenament or semis loft spaces that have shared roof spaces usually have easy access to neibouring properties

Mars Express orbiter to get code update after 19 years


I wonder.........

If they patcher the Y2K issue?


Re: It never ceases to amaze me ...

"The problem is that I remember that the evidence brought out to support that argument was normally along the lines of "Just look at steam engines! Still around after more than 100 years!""

Far more effort to make things safer to run and operate these days and not much gets past an Elf and Safety person.

Microsoft pulls Windows 10/11 installation websites in Russia


Re: Good

It does however encourage 400 more people to put pressure on Putin

EU makes USB-C common charging port for most electronic devices


Innovation is running at an exponential rate these days its only a matter of a few years and the port will be obsolete, as others have been superceeded so will they.



What if a device is wireless charging only do they have to include a usb-c port. Also is this not stiffling innovation ?

ServiceNow ordered a year's worth of hardware to avoid supply chain hassles


ReToilet paper

That’s not quite true, manufacturers in many areas increased production for the expected long term demand. only it didn’t work out ,so there was massive excess capacity in the system and much dead money sat on many warehouse shelves. it was probably cheaper to sell at cost than store it.

Safari is crippling the mobile market, and we never even noticed


Re: Screen size will always be the limiting factor

Because it limits how much realestate you can use for advertising


Nonsense. Toyota has 100% of the Toyota manufacturing market

But other 3rd party manufacturers are able to make all sorts of working parts for it provided they dont impinge on copyright territory. They can make anything from brake pads to performance enhancing software.

Netflix is just a market place and whilst they make their own content the majority of it is licensed by them from others not having the providers charged for airing the media or taking a large percentage of their income is a great difference in its own..

John Deere tractors 'bricked' after Russia steals machinery from Ukraine


Re: DRM and theft prevention

During the Falklands crises wasnt there mention of an arms manufacturer that had sold software disabed missiles to the Argentinian military. If memory serves the Frech engineer went over there and enabled them, hence the furore over it?

Your software doesn't work when my PC is in 'O' mode


Re: PC

Stories of disks being pinned or stapled to letters or walls comes to mind.

First rocket launch from UK soil now has... a logo


Re: the kid even grasped the problem of space junk

Unless its Chinese and you hope it hits a large body of water.

Microsoft's huge Patch Tuesday includes fix for bug under attack


Users without passwords are no longer users