* Posts by stick box

3 posts • joined 27 Dec 2018

Florida man might just stick it to HP for injecting sneaky DRM update into his printers that rejected non-HP ink

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Even HP Cartridges don't work in HP printers

Even HP Cartridges don't work in HP printers - they're region locked. So if you take your US printer to another global region, you can buy HP cartridges in the shop that are for your printer model and identical to the US ones, but they will not work in your HP printer due to the region lock. Probably even made in the same factory.

The "official" solution is to give a HP representative remote control of a computer in your business/home that is connected to the printer so they can update the firmware manually!

There is a reason I never apply HP recommended updates and will never buy HP again.

The mod firing squad: Stack Exchange embroiled in 'he said, she said, they said' row

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How not to apologise

TBF, the issue on Stack Exchange has nothing to do with gender pro-nouns and is all about the owners of a community violating all their own prominent 'be nice' guidelines and recklessly punishing somebody for breaking a new Code of Conduct (to be extra nice) which hadn't even been released yet.

Anyway after El Reg did it's piece - S.E. published a boilerplate apology which went down, well like a boilerplate would really.

Staff sacked after security sees 'suspect surfer' script of shame

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Privacy invasion brings some laughs

Years back in a very large engineering firm. The IT dept demonstrated it's snooping power by emailing the entire UK workforce, over 1000 staff with a list of the top 10 most hit websites of the previous day.

6 of the 10 on the list were recruitment websites. To this day I have no idea who on earth thought this could be read as anything other than a clear message that it was time to jump ship. Oddly, another 2 sites in the top 10 were Barbie memorabilia.


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