* Posts by Risky

229 posts • joined 28 Sep 2007

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New Snapchat Snapcash service inspires amateur PORN STARS

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Re: Wasn't Snapchat the respectable company which...

...........we assumed was principally used by teenaged exhibitionists.

Did that really pass as respectable?

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Routine WHAT NOW? Bank of England’s CHAPS payment system goes TITSUP

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This will be seriously messing stuff up internationally. CLS Bank will be dusting off their emergency procedures.

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'Bill Gates swallowing bike on a beach' is ideal password say boffins

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All very well

But to remote in to the office I have to type the same password three times in a row at differnet screens. The hell I'm going to type half a novel

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Windows 10: One for the suits, right Microsoft? Or so one THOUGHT

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The funny thing is that when I first used windows 8 I immediately thought that the metro/start/tiles thing could really work well as a "smart" start menu with live tiles and so on. I was thinking that if you could lock it to a secondary touchscreen display it would be an excellent place for notifications and tickers and the start menu......................

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Snowden leaks latest: NSA, FBI g-men spied on Muslim-American chiefs

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Re: Muslim-Americans?

So racist that 10 years ago you'd have lazy newspaper articles sayign that America would never elect a black president. Then they did, and more critically his race wasn't an issue at the election, it was about all the usual stuff.

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Dead letter office: ancient smallpox sample turns up in old US lab

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Re: Is it just me.....

@Robert Long 1

....and the governement is so good at these secret conspiracies that no-one finds out about. It's so easy as no secrets ever leak do they. Particularly when it will need probably thousands of people that know about it.

Anyway weaponised smallpox? Yeah lets just say it won't be on anywhere you're planning to send in the troops to will it. Biological weapons are't exactly predictable are they?

Hate the US all you like but try and use your brain now and again. That tinfoil isn't helping.

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Black Helicopters

Re: Is it just me.....

@Robert Long 1

Do you just make this up or to have a set of bookmarks on Area51, Bilderberg, Protocols, Illuminati etc

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Greenpeace rejoices after getting huge renewable powerplant CANCELLED

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Coat

Re: And who will not be happy

" 'I'd like to take each and every member of the 'environmentalist' lobby, strip them naked, and dump them "

Don't tar all enviromentalists "

He never said he was going to tar them let alone reach for the feathers..............

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Global Warming IS REAL, argues sceptic mathematician - it just isn't THERMAGEDDON

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I'm actually less worried by the accuracy of the predictions of the problem than by the disasterous nature of some of the solutions. There may well be some bad climate science out there, but for sure there is a hell of a lot of bad climate policy.

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Vladimir PUTIN officially HARDER than CHUCK NORRIS

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Nork

Kim Jong-un will have to announce that a 10th degree belf has been invented especially for him

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'A measly 3 Instagrams? NO!' Sexy selfie Snapchat spurns Facebook's $3bn

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Holmes

grams or Instagrams?

I think the only explanation for rejecting the offer is that some of the current investors' cash has gone up his nose......

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'Peeping while you're sleeping' NSA parody T-shirt ban BACKFIRES

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Happy

It's now a bad one but not as funny as the t-shirt which we something like

"TSA: If we don't get off, you don't get on."

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Osama Bin Pwned: Al Qaeda mocked in Twitter counter-jihad

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Idea

Howabout they give us a quick rundown of the people they actually don't want to kill for one reason or another. Should make it within the tweet size limit.

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Think your smutty Snapchats can't be saved by dorks? THINK AGAIN

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Alert

NY

Young ladies should be warnedd that such activity may bring them into contact with highly unsavoury characters. Such as candidates for public office...............

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China's army releases FPS trainer game

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Pint

Re: Great Leap Forward - the videogame

Very good.

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A short, sharp tool kit to get you to the top in financial IT

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BA?

I assume your next article would be "Situations when a BA will be useful" but if you're paid by the word it it's going to be worth bothering with.

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Microsoft's murder most foul: TechNet is dead

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Pirate

Lets be honest

Technet subscriptions were used by people with a lot of machines around the home who previously might have used pirated software but felt they didn't want the hassle. I thought that MS were probably happier this way but I guess they were goign to shut this down sooner or later.

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Ecuador: All right, Julian, you CAN stay on our sofa - it's your human right

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Flame

What happens

if the fire alarm goes off. (Assuming the assembly area is outside the enbassy grounds).

Anyway I'm they're having a whale of a time with him, though best lock the bedroom door before going to sleep, ladies.

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Jailed LulzSec hacker Cleary coughs to child porn images, will be freed soon

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Unhappy

Re: What's the matter with you lot?

Indeed.

I you were already banged up for hacking would really you be willing to plead guilty to a child porn offence to reduce the sentance if you weren't actually guilty of it?

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Ex-Microsoft man plans brand of consumer marijuana 'fine cigars'

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Boffin

Not Just MicroWeed?

How many of these would I need to convince myslef that someone designed the Notes client GUI on purpose?

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Cameron: Get those saucy websites off Blighty's public Wi-Fi

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Alert

Re: I must live a sheltered life

I defnitely have a problem if it turns my espresso into a macchiato..................

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Gov.uk named THE BEST THING Britain has made all year

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I'm not a frequent visitor to the site but a few several years ago I typed in the url direct.gov.uk abd got a front page article entitled:

"Unemployed? Claim benefit online at a time to suit you."

I have been unemplyed though I have never claimed benefit but it I did want to I can be sure thant most of the time would have suited me ok!

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I watched Excel meet 1-2-3, and beat it fair and square

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Re access. It's not a great database for proper multi-user database applications, but it's a bloody wonderful RAD solution for the horrors you find lurking in Excel.

RE 1-2-3 I wote macros for it and remember they had a few decent features in later versions but nope they were beatend fair and square. Funnily enough the other obvious place a MS product whacks the compeditor is Outlook vs Notes. (The Notes client being clearly designed to make the user pay for sins in a prior life).

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Toy train company bids for West Coast Mainline

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Boffin

Re: They also follow proper industry standards...

The stuff does work together. However the IKEA kit using plastic Lugs on the rails doesn't fit it well so avoid.

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Motörheadphönes Overkill earphones review

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Re: Headphone recommendations

I just got these http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sennheiser-HD-380-Pro-Collapsible/dp/B001UE6I0G/ Very clean sound, removable (replacable) cable, bomb-proof carry case, very good.

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Should Microsoft merge Office into Windows - or snap it off?

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Stop

Re: Not really

And I'm sorry but I have to downvote you for being rude about Access.

Just remember the real world alternative to Access is not a nice strategic Oracle/Sybase/SQL Server db. It's a database hidden in a huge excel file with pivots on pivots.

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El Reg mulls commentard icon portfolio shake-up

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Off- topic

I was thinking of a hat-stand icon for completely off-topic posts.

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First thoughs:

Beard'n'Sandles - instead of penguin for *nix types.

The silly "Prince" squiggle - for TIFKAM

Whale/Joss Stick - for when the Cetean Ambient is cranked up

An Armchair - for any long posts on military matters

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Automatic Facebook couple pages: Nauseating sign of desperation

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FAIL

I did log into facebook recently to see if there were any more privacy buttons I needed to turn on. Merciffy there noting there - no photos comments etc. If I was sure the would delete everything I'd close it.

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Box shifters cram UK market with crusty PCs to make room for Win 8

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Alert

Re: Windows 7 v 8

It could be worse, they could buy a Mac.........

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Vote NOW for the vilest Bond villain

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Stop

Missing the obvious candidate

Where's Juilan Assange??? I know he hasn't actually had a role yet but he's clearly born for it so it's just a matter of time. It's not hard to picture him with the white cat..........

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Teachers get earful of racy XXX chat in Capita IT cock-up

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Gimp

Re: yeah, whatever...teachers' best excuse yet

Is that how you get a decent singnal on an iPhone, then?

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HTC profits lobbed off a cliff by rivals Samsung and Apple

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Downhill

I hada TTyN II which was great, a touch HD which wasn't and currently a Flyer which they don't seem to want to support. I don't know what they're doing but I don't think I 'll be buying another.

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Democrat candidate attacked by GOP for being stabby assassin ORC

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FAIL

WoW-playing Voters

I don't suppose the views of WoW players will affect the result much as they'd have to leave their bedrooms to vote......

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UK.gov to spunk £2m a year policing global cyber-security

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Black Helicopters

Not first time we tried to "help"

IIrc after the war some refurbished Engima machines were distributed to Commonwealth countries and other allies for "secure" communications.....which we could then break into.

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'It is absolute b*ll*cks that contractors aren't committed'

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Pint

Re: There are always some bad eggs...

I have seen both excellent and appalling code produced by both permanent staff and contractors and likewise found EUC-developed tactical apps that were really well written and seen big strategic systems that were a disaster.

There are plenty bad coders out there. I reckon each one creates work for several competent developers.

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Bloke jailed for being unable to use BlackBerry Messenger freed

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Stop

Re: British judges as narrow minded and stupid as Ameican judges

Looks like your attitude to 13yo girls would fit in well in Rochdale

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iPhone 5 'jailbroken' ... before most fanbois even have it

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Silly

Flares and mullets haven't been approved in the iLook store

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Guardian's Robin Hood plan: Steal from everyone to give to us

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Paris Hilton

I wonder what the publisher of the Express has to say. He has a number of publications that might well have sustatial online readership............

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Google promises autonomous cars for all within five years

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I bet the lawyers will be ready

All they need if for someone to drive into one and they will be racing to sue Google Inc for billions.

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Google to axe IE 8 support, cuts off Windows XP lifeline

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FAIL

Corporate roll-out schedules

Alas we're on IE8 here that came with our more to Win 7 from WinXP/IE6 hell this year.

Not sure that IE9 will happen any time soon as every browser change requires retesting of a vast number of internal web-based apps. Of couse there is no need for them to have been web-based but that is another story.

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Office 365 turns Lotus eater

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FAIL

Hidden Qualities?

Having alternated between Notes and Outlook clients over the years I always assumed that there must be some hidden benefits as there certainly weren't any obvious ones. When I used it c2000-2 the user interface was a clearly worse than outlook...express. (I actualy used OE with Hotmail for my personal mail then as it was easier). I encountered notes again in 2005-7 and 2010-11 and I could detect barely any improvement.

There may be some great features for the BoFHs but there certainly weren't any for the users.

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Sceptic becomes UK Environment - but not Climate - Secretary

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Scepticism is useful

Generally scientists are best off as sceptics, requireing proof on a theory before accepting it. "Belief" is something appropriate to Theology and such.

"Climate Change Denier" is a form of words cleantly meant to create some fuzzy equivalence between expressing doubts about global warming to claiming the Holocaust didn't happen. I find this a rather distatesful attempt at cheap politics.

Myself I find the general theory plasible, but the projections of it's impact to be politicised and unreliable and the policy prescriptions variously inconsistent, self-interested or plain daft.

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Bitcoin exchange shuts after heist

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Re: Bitcoin

It's a bit mysertious to me but if you wanted to pay for stuff online that might be illegal or you don't wnat to be found out then the untraceability is going to be handy. So presumably it's for porn, pills and the Paranoid.

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Assange calls for help from … Quakers?

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He needs to show a bit of consistency

and demand that Equidor release all the diplomatic cables they have send on this matter.

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Big biz 'struggling' to dump Windows XP

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FAIL

Of course a lot of these PIA legacy IE6 apps were created because 10-12 years ago developers wanted some web dev on their CVs regardless of the fact that they were internal apps and a thick client might have been a better solution for the end user.

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BOFH: Shove your project managementry up your mailbox!

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FAIL

How do these people sleep at night?

My favourite quote from their species was "If you take a hypothical system and imagine a hypothical use-case......." I have no idea what came next as I must have fallen into a trance.

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Neal Stephenson on swordplay, space and depressing SF

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Science Fiction?

It's fiction about science mostly which it the tread that links his writing.

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Vodafone to let you roam in Europe at UK prices

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Better than current deal

I hope 3 gives this a go. I spent a lot more than £3 a day on roaming on my last trip and that was only turning the data on fore a few mins now and then to check some stuff.

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Windows 8 Release Preview open for download

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Meh

Not sure

I'm normally up for a new release. Even Vista had UI improvements over XP which made it a wrench going back, though I only ever installed it on a laptop. Hoever I'm really unclear where they are going with the Metro UI in the desktop world.

Certainly I can't see it being rolled out in any large office environment, though I thing most larger corporates are currently going through the XP to Win 7 deployment so won't be looking to upgrade for another five years or so. By then they should have worked out where they are going with the classic desktop which I think will be aroud for a good while yet.

for myself I think it could work well as a mediacentre OS and I might try it out on my old dell netbook this weekend.

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