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63 posts • joined 29 Nov 2018


Measuring your carbon footprint? There's no app for that


I love Big Brother

'totalitarian green government' file that under be careful what you wish for.

Docker’s cash conundrum is becoming a bet on a very different future


Tiers of a clown

Thank you, I may easily amused but thank you.

Microsoft sinks standalone Hyper-V Server, wants you using Azure Stack HCI for VM-wrangling


Storm in a teacup

Let me write a press release for MS to clear this confusion.

"We can't be arsed to build a stand-alone Hyper-V core server anymore as anyways hardly anyone downloads it"

WEB@30: The Register pokes around historical hardware of the WWW



acoustic couplers are no longer required?

Oh the humanity: McDonald's out of milkshakes across Great Britain


My milkshake

brings all the boys to the yard

Watchdog bans crypto super-exchange Binance from 'regulated activities' in the UK



ByBit is a good exchance, in terms of it usability. Mobile app is good too.

They already have a warning for any UK folks just to make it clear, the FCA do not like them.

MI5 still risks breaking the law on surveillance data through poor controls – years after it was first warned


Other news..

In other news, a bear shat in the woods.

Mike Lynch-backed Darktrace to file for London IPO in aftermath of Deliveroo flop


What does Skynet need money for?

FYI Russia is totally hacking the West's labs in search of COVID-19 vaccine files, say UK, US, Canada cyber-spies


What? are we at war with eurasia again? Did I miss a memo?

An Internet of Trouble lies ahead as root certificates begin to expire en masse, warns security researcher


Re: hopefully a response from the industry to start fixing stuff

Looking at the linked article;

"Although the Wemo NetCam may still connect to your Wi-Fi, direct IP access to the video feed of the camera will not be available"

Sad, so cloud or nothing.

The Edinburgh Fringe festival isn't happening this year, but that won't stop a digital sign doing its own comedy routine



Is there a zoomed in picture I am missing? ' it has choked on the ArcSoft Connected Daemon' quite some reading if that was got from that image.

Windows spotted flashing its unmentionables in a Chicago clothier



Ok upload the dmp file let me take a look. Sure I can suggest something, I mean this did happen for a reason? Didn't it?

Schermata blu di errore: Italy might be in lockdown, but the sh!tshow must go on


Bologna Bork

The pictures of the trains top right in the photo, abit Thomas the Tank Engine? I I mean are they looking at me?

Budget 2020 in tech: UK.gov splashes cash on broadband and R&D while trying to limit impact of COVID-19 outbreak



"£5bn would go towards getting gigabit broadband in the most difficult-to-reach 20 per cent of the country"

Wondering what percentage has gigabit available FTTP (thinking less than 10%). Or does the small print mean gigiabit to the cabinet?

Your opinion does matter to this Jordanian telco... only it's experiencing some technical difficulties right now

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Re: Triumvirate

Thank you AC.

I did look it up using WordWeb I have installed, that gives;

A group of three men responsible for public administration or civil authority

Searching for it came up with much the same.

Thank you for your post that does explain it. Perhaps I have learnt somthing too :)



"..flashing the taskbar brings us close to a triumvirate of bork."

Now triumvirate not a word I am familiar with, so I looked it up. Now confused. Should I be reporting this to corrections?

Is there a word with letters in an order like triumvirate that makes sense in that sentence? so the spell check suggested triumvirate?

'Optional' is the new 'Full' in Windows 10: Microsoft mucks about with diagnostic slurpage levels for Fast Ring Insiders


Re: Is it still impossible to stop the spying?

I have never checked it on a firewall logging level, but OO softwares ShutUp10 https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10 puts all the options in one easier to use interface.

It has been 15 years, and we're still reporting homograph attacks – web domains that stealthily use non-Latin characters to appear legit


Did notice FF73 did not offer 'open in new tab' when highlighting the text.

Windows 7 goes dual screen to shriek at passersby: Please, just upgrade me or let me die

IT Angle


Windows 10 Slow Ring update strides confidently into 2020


Hungry Horace

Plus vote for the mention of Horace, but I still could not watch all 5 minutes of that video. It amazes me what videos of old games I remember you can find in on youtube.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to save data from a computer that should have died aeons ago



Did an image search as remembering seeing pictures of it and it had the Spectrum + keyboard wanted to see pics again, found the above. Seem someone at el reg once had heard of the QL

Windows Dressing: Psst... Fast Ring folks, whispers Microsoft. You're in this for the cool icons, right?


SCSI drivers not being recognised

This one installed! Yea! Does explain the last few on VMware Player not seeing the disk after the first setup reboot. And new icons, you spoil me!

London's Metropolitan Police flip the switch: Smile, fellow citizens... you're undergoing Live Facial Recognition


Just the beginning

Just cross reference it with the driving licence photo records and you could put a name to a high percentage of all people passing.

If you're running Windows, I feel bad for you, son. Microsoft's got 99 problems, better fix each one


Re: Not complaining, but...

That fix to the black desktop bug. Defender updates and the Feb malicious software scan thingy I would say.

Whoa, France. Take it easy. Wow. You're out of control. Fining Apple 55 minutes of revenue for secretly slowing down iPhones? Maniaques!


This is Shutterstock's idea of an angry French person

I always look at the associated text

Like other tech giants, Netflix gets govt takedown demands – and impressively, none of them involve Adam Sandler

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Re: The Bridge documentary is an awesome piece of film

Watched The Bridge when it was on 2006. Thought it was superb and brillant documentary.

Google Chrome to block file downloads – from .exe to .txt – over HTTP by default this year. And we're OK with this


Re: The long game

I keep your picture upon the wall.

It hides a nasty stain that's lying there.

Yahoo! hack! payout! nearly! approved! and! the! question! is! how! to! spend! 60! cents!?


Re: Yahoo

Had a Yahoo email since 98 and still my main account. So that makes two..

Oh ****... Sudo has a 'make anyone root' bug that needs to be patched – if you're unlucky enough to enable pwfeedback



So what, anyone any use UAC to get administrator rights? What?

Oh wait, this is only nix!!! (with certain config).

BSOD Burgerwatch latest: Do you want fries with that plaintext password?


Re: Pleasure to help!

The older Tesco self service in the local Tesco Express had the clasic XP console screen, blue border and a XP logo but just a console in the middle. It was running a check disk when I saw it.

Take DOS, stir in some Netware, add a bit of Windows and... it's ALIIIIVE!


Re: All washed away like tears in rain

Anybody remember the name of the nlm on Netware 3 that repaired volumes? Remember it being the thing I copied to the DOS disk after setup cos if you volume didn't mount you needed it, and it was on volume after install...

Cannot remember its name though. A quick search says vrepair.nlm or toolbox.nlm for later Netware but neither sound right for Netware 3.

Beware the Friday afternoon 'Could you just..?' from the muppet who wants to come between you and your beer



So is 'a very small bunch of grapes' an euphemism?

Bad news: Windows security cert SNAFU exploits are all over the web now. Also bad: Citrix gateway hole mitigations don't work for older kit


a logo and website

No just please no. Just stop this 'a logo and website' bollocks.

Hundreds of millions of Broadcom-based cable modems at risk of remote hijacking, eggheads fear


Re: Silly Article

But if has a cool name, and a logo...

Shhh! It's us, Microsoft. Yes, it's 2020. We're here with a new build of Windows 10


FileLocator Lite


Searches shared drives and UNC's and searches inside main file types. Worth a look if you want a file search thingy.

A Notepad nightmare leaves sysadmin with something totally unprintable



That makes me a whipper snapper then. When I was a lad OS/2 was Warp 4 and three floppies and a CD.

Remembering Y2K call-outs and the joy of the hourly contractor rate


Re: Year 19100

I took it 128 was meant, so 1 more than 127 a signed byte?

Tracking President Trump with cellphone location data, Greta-Thunberg-themed malware, SharePoint patch, and more


Advanced Persistent Threat

Perhaps it is a foot in the door. Will we get follow up of 'school encrypted ransom demanded' ?

Oh noes! Half the NHS runs on Windows 7! Thankfully, here's Citrix with a virty vaccine



They finished painting the Forth Bridge in 2011

Bandwidth weirdness at TalkTalk has customers fuming at being denied on-demand I'm A Celeb


Re: Talk Talk?

Hello, my name is anon, and I'm (sob sob), a Talk Talk customer...

High-resolution display output or Wi-Fi: It seems you can only choose one on Raspberry Pi 4


Re: Interference

Is that what the artist formally known as Prince was singing about?

Email! HUH! Yeah. What is it good for? Absolutely nothing...


Version 1.1

I know what was need, Support Pack 1 for the mailing list!

Complete with keyboard and actual, literal, 'physical' escape key: Apple emits new 16" $2.4k+ MacBook Pro


Re: Selective deafness

Thinking the same about laptops. Twas 5 years ago could buy a laptop that I could upgrade the memory and disk on and keep it going (Windows laptop cheaper end). Now nothing and fixed.

Next year's Windows 10 comes bounding into the Slow Ring, which means 19H2 waits in the wings

IT Angle



Download tool updated to 1909. Get it whilst its hot...

Masters of Puppet say: There's no magical one-size-fits-all answer to doing DevOpsery


Re: Cannot stop the Battery...

Came straight to the comments to see if anybody commented on the image, the only comments are about the image!

Rust in peace best thrash album for me (but again that was the first one I listened too)

Windows 10 update panic: Older VMware Workstation Pro app broken


Re: another group PO'd

"Virtualization Based Security (VBS) features of Windows 10 Enterprise and Windows Server 2016 Guests"

So that to me reads the guests will support VBS, the hosts cannot.

Linky revisited: How the evil French smart meter escaped Hell to taunt me


Re: the ability to remotely disconnect


"If you are a domestic (non-business customer), water companies can't, by law, disconnect or restrict your water supply if you owe them money. "

But they will take out a County Court Judgment for the debt and pass it to a debt collector.

Hey, it's Google's birthday! Remember when they were the good guys?



Basically ads, it says 'anonymously generated solely based on the search term you entered'

Turn your ad blocker off it will show 3 ads the top of each search.

Behold the perils of trying to turn the family and friends support line into a sideline


Re: Scraping the barrel this week?

I can reverse this, so back in day a fax did not work. IT told to help some odd phone system tapping about in in shell looked fine comparing config etc. Fax still not working, another fax not working. Third party called and arrive on site we demonstrate the issue. They change the cable (yes we had always used the same cable to the fax machine when testing) and it worked. Opps. Third party cheerfully said 'I always check the cable'.

Switch about to get real: Openreach bod on the challenge of shuttering UK's copper phone lines


Biddy biddy

Did look it up on the wiki by cos in the 25 century, so it appears it was 2491*

*No down vote by me, but maybe it was for this reason?



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