920 posts • joined 13 Apr 2011
Yes, don't forget that the latest release will delete your My Documents folders for you to make sure you've got the space.
"Many mega rich musos could have added half a mill each."
Precisely, this is like pocket change to some few people. It would be a place in history for them as the person that made it happen. Once they're at 1000mph as has been mentioned, I doubt they'll bother trying for more then. Still, it's currently in administration so still time for someone to save them.
Re: Naked IT Support
You know what normally goes with a nice rack? A UPS (Uninterruptable Pervert Supply).
And pester they bloody have. My 12 year old constantly going on about the death of memes and YouTube. I finally had enough yesterday and educated him to the fact that YouTube are hardly going to go out of business because of this. I hope I've got through to him as it pissed me off that YouTube have managed to do this via him. Same as this bloody subscribe to Pewdiepie bollocks.
My town was getting G.fast some months back. It even appeared as planned for my number on the checker. Now its disappeared and no sign of it. Not sure how accurate their roll out claims are.
Re: MS : From bad to worse to pathetic
Any sensible business isn't rolling out the latest update anyway. You create a Guinea pig group in WSUS and unleash it on them when you've got no choice but to and hopefully when the worst of the crud is fixed.
I call bollocks on that one.
That problem really tested his metal.
Re: "captured audio of the killings, and subsequent removal of the bodies"
So what's the murderer going to have said "Alexa play my bludgeoning playlist"? There's not likely going to be any useful recording on there but it's possible. I have an echo dot and I can replay the recordings on my phone in the history, I can hear exactly what it records. Sometimes it records what it thinks was its wake word when in fact it was random stuff. The recordings don't last for long though. I wonder if they've tried getting at the history in the phone of the victim if they had the app.
Shame I've pissed about all morning trying to sort this on a machine activated with Windows 10 Pro for over 2 years. I don't read 'El Reg until dinner time. At least I have an explanation now! FFS Microsoft...
Re: 4G+ icon?
Apple haven't invented it yet.
The best thing about guaranteed freedom of speech, is that the nutters out themselves publicly without fear and you know who to stay well clear of and keep an eye on.
As I'm starting to realise, the largest horror story in IT, especially after the latest update, is Windows 10. There job done, Happy Halloween.
Re: Merkins, eh ?
A Merkin is a pubic wig. Some commentards also rejoice in the use of the same word to describe our American cousins. Not on this occasion though.
Re: Ringtones are cringworthy
"Are 14 year olds allowed to post on here?"
All through the house, not a creature was stirring... especially Samsung smartwatches: Batteries empty at 3AM
Why not just do what I do and turn the watch off overnight? If you're not using it for sleep tracking I can't understand why you wouldn't. It takes seconds to turn it back on again in the morning.
Re: I Will Fucking Murder Mail
This and reverting Edge to be default PDF viewer everytime Adobe Reader has an update.
There is a powershell command to remove mail app for all users on a machine BTW.
Re: Are you 18 or older?
"the parents should be bringing up their children and leading them into the world"
Well if this plan goes ahead they won't be able to find out how until they're 18.
Re: Are you 18 or older?
Absolutely, if you want to be old school about it then have the no button take them to the Disney website. Brings back memories...
Microsoft has signed up to the Open Invention Network. We repeat. Microsoft has signed up to the OIN
"I just saw a dog and a cat walking together down the street paw in paw, I think so!"
I'd imagine more likely limping given the difficulty for them of doing that. ;-)
Never mind greetings cards, what about the companies that print postcards from an app and send them out. Now that'd be something.
Re: Moonpig are rubbish
"andy gibson, I think your brain is not working properly... LOLOLOL"
I believe the word "whoosh" is appropriate here. Don't get me started on the LOLs.
Why didnt they just take a hybrid approach and find a way of allowing devices to use Airwave for voice and EE for 4G? Surely that's the best of both worlds. Maybe that just makes too much sense for a government contract.
Re: I'd like to know
If they can't man in the middle encrypted traffic, by decrypting it on the monitoring equipment and then re-encrypting with their own certificate to send it on to its destination, then they can't see what's in it. The bad guys used an encrypted connection to carry out their nefarious activities.
Re: Do Not hide the URL
"It's still the first (not literally) thing I do."
Are you sure it's not the other you?
Well I hear they work well in cameras so good idea.
Re: Regarding an earlier 121102 FRB
Ooh I didn't realise you had a blog. You've been around a bit haven't you!
Re: Am I being thick ?
"so it is not a simple task to add another encryption layer on top without rooting phones"
Maybe not but bad people can go old school and come up with code of their own, like "the geese fly to the pink elephant tonight" and they'd not have a scooby what they were talking about without an informant. So maybe they should stick to proper spying and concentrate on paying bribes to informants.
Do we actually still have Bond types out there or have they confined them to desk duties now?
Also your point about WhatsApp backups, hadn't actually considered that!
Re: Am I being thick ?
"Nude selfie... Aye, there's the rub."
"I see what you did there."
Eww, so I take it you broke his first layer of encryption then.
"You just described about 99% off all council members."
Makes for a nice popularist soundbite come back which no doubt would get you a lot of up votes. It is however not accurate to that extent at all and all walks of life suffer this not just the political world. So many people think of just themselves rather than the greater good. Councils and politicians have nothing to do with that.
"Fly-tipping is a problem created entirely by the local councils."
Fly tipping is a problem caused by ignorant self serving idiots who don't give a toss where their rubbish ends up and who cannot be bothered to deal with it because its too much effort for them. Councils don't drop litter, councils don't fly tip. Councils however do pick up the cost of dealing with this selfish minority act which we all then share the burden of.
"5G itself has been dismissed by former Ofcom director Professor William Webb as a distraction from the real need to fully roll out LTE (4G) tech"
At least there's some sense out there, shame he's the former director.
Re: Phone Reset
And then they ring back even more irate and possibly to one of your colleagues who has to pick up the shit you left for them.
Re: Sad times
No, it's clearly KFC. Ronald McDonald is a big cock.
Re: @ Douchus McBagg
"Someone has to."
No they don't! It's like choosing to use Edge.
Re: Sad times
Yeah it really didn't help with my craving for a sausage and egg McMuffin this morning.
Re: Ahhh, memories...
Whilst we all I'm sure would love to get away with some of the stuff the BOFH does, doing stuff like that gives IT Pros and IT Support in general a bad name. We have to deal professionally with the fools who are a nuisance and shit all over us as well as the people who hardly ever ask us for anything and are grateful for the help. It's the swings and roundabouts of the job we are in.
Or better still, just remove McAfee completely.
Re: For His Masters Voice Transport Missions with Tramp Steamers/Sleek Tenders
Resident 'on the wonk' bot.
Re: pot / kettle
"First ever - breakthrough PPI checker is 100% online - no phone call, no paper..."
Got a link?
Any headline image with a red circle around something completely irrelevant. Especially that one about the British woman who got her credit score improved with this 'one neat trick', only she's holding up a FICO report. I've clicked on my fair share of click bait, most of the time for a laugh. It's like giving your brain sweets.
Re: Of course they're still spending...
"Not sure about that, I was looking for an alternative to Amazon for ebooks and there basically isn't one now."
No maybe not now, doesn't mean there won't be one in the future. These things take time. It's like offshore call centres gradually coming back home, in another ten years some bright spark who wasn't around when they first tried it will decide it's a good idea to outsource. The world goes around in trends.
Re: Of course they're still spending...
"Sure, and when Amazon is the only retailer left, come and tell us how you are enjoying their prices, once they no longer have to undercut anyone."
That's the thing though. These things come in trends, competition starts up again to meet the demand. It's a never ending cycle as is how many things work in this world.
Re: 'Don't route the messenger'
You yanks pronounce it wrong, so no.
Re: Swamp -- Alligators
Erm, what else would be in charge of a swamp?
Re: haven't ad's died yet?
"Nobody looks at them, nobody clicks on them, apart from by mistake"
That's actually just not true. I do click on ads that show me something I'm interested in. It's how I found Digital Ocean on the Register when they advertised on here some years ago. I'm still a customer and it saved me money over who I was with. So ads do work and the way the Register presents them is exactly how it should be done.
Re: I'm seriously thinking about charging Coca Cola rent.
"Because it isn't McDonald's fault that their customers are stupid fucks who litter because its easier than thinking."
Quite, and people who blame companies and councils for the litter all over the place are as far as I'm concerned just as bad as the people who drop it.
Re: Not Ads, but chuggers
"Only if you suck my cock."
And if he'd said yes?...
Re: What I want to know is...
Google AI has worked out that dogs created the earth hence the anagram for God. God is actually a Border Collie hence the 'Lord is my Shepherd' stuff.
Re: Google braced for giant Android fine from EU
"Nice map but cripes, look how many terminate at Bude. That's only pissing distance from the spooks over at Morwenstow. That can't be a coincidence can it?"
No, it isn't.