* Posts by s. pam

630 posts • joined 6 Sep 2007

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Facebook may soon reveal new name – we're sure Reg readers will be more creative than Zuck's marketroids

s. pam
Black Helicopters

Would it be too much to call it…

Mind

Erasing

Retarded

Craphole

Arrogantly

Nuthole

Or ‘Mercan

Other alternative suggested by SWMBO is Anal Mind Erasure Co..

Apple emergency patches fix zero-click iMessage bug used to inject NSO spyware

s. pam
Flame

Apple screws the pre-iOD 13 customers

there's TONS of customers with perfectly working iDevices on pre-13 versions now vulnerable and Apple is doing S.F.A. for them.

so is it time to ditch Apple?

RAF chief: Our Reaper drones (sorry, SkyGuardians) stand ready to help British councils

s. pam
Mushroom

Sill they be armed with…

Anti BMW & anti Audi lane hogging missles?

Amazon to cover 100%* of college* tuition* for hourly employees* in the US

s. pam
Headmaster

Do they have to attend “How to avoid paying taxes” class as well?

Seems many a MBA could be gained on that topic to aid their education

Biggest takeaway from pandemic lockdowns for Microsoft? Teams stopped talking to each other

s. pam
FAIL

Microsoft Teams destroys human race, details at 11

Then it cheers around in Redmond for the human destruction they’ve delivered!

Get out the bunting!

Microsoft adds hybrid meeting features to Teams, including interruption-detecting AI

s. pam
Headmaster

Wot’s a “ Physical meeting room” …?

Yawn for the worst video app on the planet!

These in-features will obviously be for PCs only, as the Mac version of teams is similar to shite on a shingle.

Flushing roulette: Southern Water installing digital sewer monitors to prevent blockages

s. pam
FAIL

Flushing any optimism for clean water

They and Thames Water deserve an enema for the tremendous harm they do to our waterways!

Ex-health secretary said 'vast majority' were 'onside' with GP data grab. Consumer champion Which? reckons 20 million don't even know what it is

s. pam
Flame

total bull shirt

no we're not ok with it Handcock and we have opted it!

What is your greatest weakness? The definitive list of the many kinds of interviewer you will meet in Hell

s. pam
Flame

Additional category required: Interview from Hell

With more than 20 years under my belt, I have twice stupidly been brought in for interviews at the UKs biggest (based in Hatfield), fully automated food warehouse/delivery company. After the interview from hell the first time 4 years agi, I made it extremely clear I would not go throught that again last year.

What happens? I rock up on Zoom, undergo 7 hours of non-stop interviews (vs. F2F previously) only to have it sprung on me, you've still got to do our panel interview. Said company panel interview gives you 1 hour to prep, then you present and through totally B.S. decisions invisible to you, they give you the thumbs down with NO feedback.

Total. Utter. Moppets.

On every level.

I no longer have a burning hatred for Jewish people, says Googler now suddenly no longer at Google

s. pam
FAIL

What utter b'locks

he's trying to do a Cummings and step back from piss poor behaviour yet he doesn't realise on the Internet no one knows you're an asshat forever!

Hungover Brits declare full English breakfast the solution to all their ills

s. pam
Devil

Nothing better than the Texan cure of...

Chicken Fried Steak with gravy*

Hash Brown potatoes

2 scrambled eggs

Southern style biscuits

*= either gravy w/ bacon grease or sausage grease works fine!

India tweaks telecoms laws to make itself an even more attractive offshoring destination

s. pam
Coat

Of course they've got to get reliable networks

the internet backbone and local connectivity in India is appalingly unstable.

Mind the gap(ing mouth): London's Underground to get ubiquitous mobile phone coverage

s. pam
FAIL

El Reg you’ve failed to mention

Virgin/EE already have this in a lot of stations…and it’s another reason to take the bus in Londonium as the last bastion of mobile free zones will soon be gone.

Not an improvement one bit!

What Microsoft's Windows 11 will probably look like

s. pam
Facepalm

Always advertise Windows with a Blue anything!!

Meh, what Marketroid decided that showing a Blue something on a desktop was a good idea obviously hasn't experienced the BSOD enough.

Off to find a tube of airplane glue to sniff....

Want to keep working in shorts and flipflops way after this is all over? It could be time to rethink your career moves

s. pam
Happy

As long as you work for a DECENT company

you can work from wherever provided you have a laptoy and decent bandwidth.

employees have actually worked MORE and to a higher quality due to Covid.

companies too damn stupid to realise this need you to fire them and find a new gig

An anti-drone system that sneezes targets to death? Would that be a DARPA project? You betcha

s. pam
Headmaster

spraying pink spunk doesn't solve the problem

having Drone Vs. Drone wars won't work as when the nasty drone comes down, things will likely still go BOOM.

hasn't DARPA read Spy vs. Spy in Mad magazine?

Siloscape malware targets Windows containers, breaks through to the underlying Kubernetes cluster

s. pam
Pint

Micro$oft never has bugs

Just like a drunken Trumplestilkskin supporter they don’t have bugs. Kudos to the researcher for validating why we don’t release products for Windblows containers!

Cryptography whizz Phil Zimmermann looks back at 30 years of Pretty Good Privacy

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Thumb Up

I remember my PGP T-shirt well!

When Phil was being harassed by the US Gov’t goon squad there was a legal defence fund setup that by buying a T-shirt with the algorithm on it you contributed. I wore it proudly to conferences and through airport security regularly to taunt officers.

I use OpenPGP on all my devices still to this day!

Lotus Notes refuses to die, again, as HCL debuts Domino 12

s. pam
Pirate

Scrotus Bloats

1/2 an application for 1/2 a brain cell.

Nothing sucks like Notes does - been there, had to sysadmin it at one point. On Solaris

Too easy. Microsoft introduces moderation for Winget package repo after spike in bad submissions

s. pam
FAIL

Should’ve gone to Github

For a serious clue about open source, management thereof & a big frigging clue bagpipes but Redmond is far too arrogant to follow others!

Microsoft releases command-line package manager for Windows (there are snags)

s. pam
Mushroom

Why won't they just support Ansible fully?

We don't need yet another sysadmin package management tool. We need full support for Ansible so we can manage Windblows systems!

Dominic Cummings: Health secretary's 'stupid' targets delayed building UK test and trace system to combat COVID

s. pam
Big Brother

Gollum has spoken

and Cumspot will continue to make anything everyone else's fault except his. his swagger and arrogance of the cluster fluck he had a direct hand in is beyond compare.

Arm freezes hiring until Nvidia takeover, cancels everyone's 'wellbeing' allowance

s. pam
FAIL

Employment solicitors must be salivating

Any merger/acquisition that materially affects employee benefits is a very naughty move BEFORE the ink has dried. And an especially naughty move would be either company materially or directly affecting the other until the merger/acquisition is complete could be legally dangerous!

I hope the affected Arm employees are speaking to solicitors!

Virgin Galactic goes where it's gone twice before, for the first time in two years

s. pam
Angel

When does the final crash test dummy go up on a test flight?

Before this thing has paying customers Beardie should get himself on a flight just to prove he's putting his body where his mouth is!

Microsoft: Purveyors of the finest BORK since the 1990s

s. pam
Trollface

It always reminds me of the old...

Netnews group alt.swedish.chef.bork.bork.bork and makes me chuckle whenever I see a MSFT Bork in the news

Oracle sues Envisage claiming unauthorized database use amid licensing crackdown

s. pam
Megaphone

Time to flush Oracle

and move to Postgres, MariaDB or MySQL and run that on AWS.

far simpler, just export your schema, import and screw Larry.

Not keen on a 5G mast in your street? At least it'd be harder for crackpots to burn down 'a flying cell tower in orbit'

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Thumb Down

Great more crap

Flying in near-Earth orbit that creates trails across the sky at night thereby obscuring amateur astronomy. Just what we need...NOT!

Another week, another issue: Virgin Galactic mulls test flight restart as VSS Unity fixed – but VMS Eve might be borked

s. pam
Pint

Another Beardie epic fail??

you gotta hand it to Beardie and his fundraising ability to have loads of projects that fail.

Brunel would be amazed the wind direction of suckage around after his demise...

Intel laid me off for being too old, engineer claims in lawsuit

s. pam
Mushroom

This is your future younger generation

This is not an isolated incident, in fact if you work for an American company as you age you’d better watch your back. No matter how nice, cooperative, support others never say a bad word against your co-workers your younger boss hates you.

Having been through slightly different fracas twice in 10 years as a U.K. employee of an American company this shit is happening more and more as I get older. Even if you’re getting top score reviews you stand a damn good chance of trumped up b.s. against you being lodged. They’ll either offer you a payoff for your silence to quietly go away, or make up more hurdles and traps when you appeal.

Either way you’re likely to be fscked and even expensive U.K. employment solicitors completely unable to find a hole to counter the actions.

Been there, you’ve been warned of your potential future.

Where meetings go to die: Microsoft Teams outage lets customers skip that collaboration call they've been dreading

s. pam
Thumb Up

teams is worse than notes

at sucking the life out of workplace productivity.

them being down is bonus

SpaceX's Starlink: Overhyped and underpowered to meet broadband needs of Rural America, say analysts

s. pam
FAIL

Astronomers nightmare continues

I really hate these aerial roaches. They cause butt trails across the sky when using my tele and I know I’m far from alone.

The things prematurely falling from space to burn up in the atmosphere would be a good thing!

Another successful flight for SpaceX's Starship apart from the landing-in-one-piece thing

s. pam

Re: Why the negativity

“ In the end, they will make it work and the world will be a better place for it.”

Can I suggest the following occupant for it to make Earth a better place:

Donald Trump

Hairy & Meagain

The Kartdashians

Pierced Moron

s. pam
Mushroom

They really need to call it a day...

Two outcomes, only one is possibly acceptable:

1) they go into the BBQ business as Texans love cooking tasty animals

2) they market it as a Martian Euthanasia Trip given after 8-9 months in space it’ll likely crash and kill all occupants

UK's Home Office dangles £32m for application support on comms-snooping network

s. pam
Facepalm

I’m sure someone will

Be Cumming up with a blinding solution we can cast our eyes over soon!

Chrome 90 goes HTTPS by default while Firefox injects substitute scripts to foil tracking tech

s. pam
Headmaster

Re: Really useful blocking

easy to set in FF 87 to do just that, in fact FF has had that for quite some time...

Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp pause usual data collection with an outage

s. pam
Go

Do your mind a tremendous favour...

And DELETE FACEBOOK from your life!

You know it makes sense!

With Nominet’s board-culling vote just days away, we speak to one man who will publicly support the management

s. pam
Go

Cull YES, we want new leadership!

This insanity is about to come to a head and the only acceptable conclusion is voting the idiots out.

UK.gov about to release £500m funding for Shared Rural Network targeting countryside 4G notspots

s. pam
Holmes

Where's my crack pipe when I need it???

None of the mobile networks can maintain a reliable signal on the A4 between Reading and Maidenhead. Fat chance in hell this will be anything that more money blown that could have been spent giving nurses a pay rise.

MPs slam UK's £22bn Test and Trace programme for failing to provide evidence that it slows COVID pandemic

s. pam
Holmes

Sadly, it was so clear...

To see imminent and epic failure Cumming from a mile away on this.

Atos handed £1.5bn to run IT for UK government-founded pension trust Nest

s. pam
Headmaster

What the actual????

Is there no competent U.K. based firm who has the skills, knowhow and fortitude to run this?

As battle for future of .UK's Nominet draws closer, non-exec director hits a nerve with for-profit proposal

s. pam
Mushroom

no, No and HELL NO

This insanity is about to come to a head and the only acceptable conclusion is immediate dismissal.

'Screen access technology has existed for decades': Visually impaired man sues Dell over 'inaccessible' website

s. pam
FAIL

if it's cheap as hell

it's gotta be Dell.

though in fairness, all websites suck according to a friend in the screenreader market, and pop ups are especially evil.

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

s. pam
Trollface

There's a typo in the job advert

It is missing:

Only qualified human sacrificial candidates

SD card slot, HDMI port could return to the MacBook Pro this year, says Apple analyst

s. pam
Alert

Dingle dangle dongle hell

I rue the day a hdmi connector returns. USB <-> hdmi cables suck.

AWS tops up the Bezos rocket fund thanks to more money from Brit tax collection agency

s. pam

Re: It's a tough job, but someone's got to do it

well when you've not collected VAT due from satan and you've just bought their product i guess it's better than paying Crapita.

s. pam
Thumb Down

Don't worry about the billions in tax HMRC hasn't collected

We'll spend more with the VERY SAME company who's famously not paid full VAT by their much reported in the press tax avoidance scheme.

Mobile World Congress to run this year's Barcelona event in June with 50,000 attendees. We're speechless

s. pam
Pirate

Call 0800-cat-covid

Who you gonna call to die?

MW Congress!

Apple iOS 14.5 will hide Safari users' IP addresses from Google's Safe Browsing

s. pam
Facepalm

Hmm, so we have to trust Apple not to get pwned?

not that anyone would ever expect that to happen!

India on track for crewed space mission, says first test flight to launch in late 2021

s. pam
Trollface

In space...

no one can smell your farts after a strong curry

sorry couldn't resist that one

Nominet vows to freeze wages and prices, boost donations, and be more open. For many members, it’s too little, too late

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Thumb Down

0800-call-foff

way too little way too late way too much bullshit has happened.

time to close the doors

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