* Posts by Patrick R

277 posts • joined 7 Dec 2007

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No spoilers! Norway won't tell Snowden if US will snatch him on a visit

Patrick R
Black Helicopters

"Wikileaks... I love Wikileaks !"

then again

"... it's just words, ...just words."

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Secretions on your phone reveal your secrets

Patrick R
Meh

it can be used with other objects such as keys

But you'd have had far less hit with a title like that.

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Trump's taxing problem: The end of 'affordable' iPhones

Patrick R
Windows

Re: Exporting imports and jobs.

>Avoiding high wage economies seemed smart to me

Avoiding paying taxes for years as a billionaire and a would be president still seems smart to someone.

"Do what I say ..."

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McDonald's sues Italian city for $20m after being burger-blocked

Patrick R
Pint

Re: The real reason

>"Belgium I'll grant you, but I was talking really about the warm holiday places people go - Spain, Italy, Malta, etc."

You can go to Spain or anywhere in the world and buy a belgian beer, you don't need a belgian pub to sit and drink it.

Also, funny how Americans massively proclaim themself anti-globalization when it doesn't suits them (see today's voting).

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Add 'fattism' and hacker stereotyping to the list of Donald Trump's list of non-PC positions

Patrick R

Re: We're reaching there the limits of democracy.

I don't have a better system, that's why I feel we're trapped. Education would help but then comes the question of who's best qualified to decide what sort of education is needed. The question seems cultural but is overshadowed by big financial interests/companies as well. I guess I got thumbs down because I'm not clear in what I mean, not because it's wrong.

Also in this system we live in, uneducated people people do need a vote because otherwise the exploitation by the rich would be far worse. That's how the rich undermine their own system, That's why a balance between right and left is needed.

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Patrick R

We're reaching there the limits of democracy.

Individuals, everywhere in the world, get more and more power, regardless of education, by fact or for the sake of equality. Big debate, but you can't have it with them. You're trapped.

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Sex is bad for older men, and even worse when it's good

Patrick R
Pint

Getting old and sex is bad...

Don't get old.

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London's Met Police has missed the Windows XP escape deadline

Patrick R
Holmes

Re: Government investment in the Police

" You want to take drugs? Well suffer the consequences whether that be prison or dead in an alley."

People don't go in prison for taking drugs, most the time they go for things they've done because of taking drugs, you forgot those consequences in your phrase. Maybe those are the consequences you'd prefer not to see.

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Seagate: We've doubled flash capacity without density changes

Patrick R
Angel

Re: If you have to ask...

Well, It's sort of a conundrum. If he's really interested, he should know the price of the 960GB. Then again if he knew that price, he wouldn't be interested.

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Magnetic, heat scanners to catch Tour de France electric motor cheats

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Re: after a motor was found in her bike's frame

There's little doubt it was her bike, the size and setup were exactly identical and the explanation there for was that she sold or gave the bike to a friend. The friend had no plausible explanation why the bike was back in that place on that very World Championship day. Only doubt is if she used it in a race or not but the rules say that such a bike cannot stand there at that time.

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after a motor was found in her bike's frame

in ONE of her bike's frame in the stands. I'm not defending her but it's a big difference.

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My plan to heal this BROKEN, BREXITED BRITAIN

Patrick R
Holmes

Re: So nothing has happened yet, and probably nothing will ever happen.

Err... have you checked the international news in the past few days? Checked the Pound? The stock exchanges?

Would you try to tell your wife "I asked my closest friends if I should divorce you, they said yes, I shall respect the will of my friends. But don't worry, it's not happening yet."? Se if SHE stays.

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Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise salute EU flag, blast Brexiteers

Patrick R
Facepalm

50 million quid A DAY!!! is what we send to our unelected "masters in Brussels".

"...How many hospitals, schools, prisons, USEFUL things would that buy and maintain."

You forget to say that, in your head, you get ABSOLUTELY NOTHING in return. NOTHING AT ALL. Right?

Imagine how many USEFUL breads you could buy if you didn't have to give that money to the baker.

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Art heist 'pranksters' sent down for six months

Patrick R

Re: Leaving a bomb at a bus stop

"They're very lucky they weren't shot there for that one!"

Adults behaving like kids. Their YouTube world may fall hard when they go one prank too far. In the real world, you don't even need to be stupid for things to turn tragic in a few seconds. Let's have a thought for Jean-Charles de Menezes.

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Scariest climate change prediction yet: More time to eat plane food

Patrick R
Holmes

Re: one way faster, the opposite direction slower... on average the same

Unfortunately that's not how scientists see it. Must be a conspiracy.

Simply, for instance, you drive 200km at 100km/h, it takes 2h. Now if you drive 1h TIME at 50km/h and one hour at 150km/h, you've done 200km in 2 hours as well, but this is not what's happening here.

Here you drive a DISTANCE of 100km at 50 (which takes 2h already...) then 100km at 150.Imagine (it's theory) the wind is so strong it takes 3 times more to go one way, how do you keep the average time on the way back? Warp speed?

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France joins India in telling Facebook to just Zuck off

Patrick R

France joins India

India? You meant Belgium.

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Eighteen year old server trumped by functional 486 fleet!

Patrick R
Holmes

Re: the over 30's... they haven't heard of a thing called "Google"

You might not know but... those who invented Google are over 30's.

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Beware the terrorist drones! For they are coming! Pass new laws!

Patrick R
Black Helicopters

why the focus is on drones is beyond me...

I guess the amount of drones one can afford for the price of such a "petrol powered remote control helicopter that can easily lift 30-40kg" is the answer, as well as how much people can easily afford one drone.

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Patch now! Flash-exploitin' PC-hijackin' attack spotted in the wild by Huawei bods

Patrick R
Holmes

Misleading

"An unpatched PC or Mac can be compromised by simply running a malicious Flash file on a webpage." Herm ...I'm pretty sure I've read this line before. That seems to imply that patching would make you safe(r) but reality is Flash makes your computer unpatched for life.

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3l33t haxxors don't need no botnet, they just pinch passwords

Patrick R

Re: User Monitoring

But who will monitor the administrator's activity? ...

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James Woods demands $10m from Twitter troll for 'coke addict' claim

Patrick R

If this is sarcastic, it is an excellent reply. I mean if Mr Lowlife has the right to do it why not J. Woods?

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Is that a FAT PIPE or are you just pleased to stream me? TERABIT fibre tested

Patrick R
Meh

Re: 150% more?

What numbers do you use? Or are you just assuming that the quote is wrong and that it cannot be 250%?

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Festival tech: Charge your mobe while you queue for a pee

Patrick R
Pint

Pocket Pint Collapsible Pint Glass

This is not really new. I had one more than 40 years ago.

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Science teacher jammed his school kids' phones, gets week suspension

Patrick R
Holmes

"It's OK, because he disconnected the jammer" as soon as he learned

... that Verizon had found that the device was blocking reception ?

Yeah right.

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Case for drone usage now overwhelming as Enrique Iglesias concert almost stopped

Patrick R
Holmes

Re: It was his own fault

The funny (?) thing is that he hurts himself the first time then tries it again. 40 years old...

Ouch, this thing is really sharp and armful, lets throw it in the crowd! When fans hit the fans.

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We caught Chinese technology spies RED-HANDED, claims US government

Patrick R
Black Helicopters

Economic espionage imposes great costs on American businesses

As well, economic espionage by the US imposes great costs on worldwide businesses. Or is it not fair to say? ... Echelon?

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Lightbulbs of the future will come with wireless extenders and speakers

Patrick R
Pint

Re: a light switch that cuts all power to the light...

How do you dim power to a LED lamp but still leave enough for the speaker that "provides 13 watts"?

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Facebook is VIOLATING your SEXUAL privacy, warn Belgian data cops

Patrick R
Holmes

Re: Care to offer a link to that report?

http://www.law.kuleuven.be/icri/en/news/item/icri-cir-advises-belgian-privacy-commission-in-facebook-investigation

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Door keys are an option. It's just a matter of time

Patrick R
Facepalm

IoT

It reminds me of this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_CQA3X-qNgA

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Fed-up Colorado man takes 9mm PISTOL to vexing Dell PC

Patrick R
Windows

Microsoft might hire him.

They're still searching for a way to kill XP.

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Boffin finds formula for four-year-five-nines disk arrays

Patrick R

Re: Costs

When the disc gets replaced, it's first unusable, then it's gone, so is the data on it. Where do you see value?

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Linux chaps want to recycle your mobe as a supercomputer

Patrick R

User's choice

I don't see 1 in 10 people able to choose their OS or hardware, they'll just go with what's in sale in the shop. And they are where the big money comes from.

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Polish chap builds computer into a mouse

Patrick R
Holmes

Power ???

If "all you need is a screen" and it's only connected to the HDMI cable and the battery is "optionnal", where does the power come from? From your wrist? I recon I could work longer with a 128Gig SSD than wit one AA battery.

They say "the mouse pad can work as a charger"... to the optional battery ? So you'd need the mouse pad. I guess the mouse pad is itself connected to a PSU, you'd need the PSU. What next?

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DANGER: Is that 'hot babe' on Skype a sextortionist?

Patrick R
Facepalm

Re: "...police, who are working a theory that a gang might be involved..."

Even the Register still think he was a she.

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UNDER A VEST: Man cuffed for smuggling 94 iPhones strapped to his body

Patrick R

Re: Ultimate Fanboy

Is there an estimation of how much iThingies the average fanboy owns for "personal usage"? Probably a bit less than that. But with so many Jesus phones, he must have been awaited by his accomplices as the messiah.

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Reg man confesses: I took my wife out to choose a laptop for Xmas. NOOOO

Patrick R
WTF?

"those that know what they want in terms of functionality (the geeks)"

Geeks don't know what they want in terms of functionality, they want everything.The choice could possibly be made for christmas 2019. As well, geeks knowing what "they" want "for someone else" is a very debatable concept.

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Ten excellent FREE PC apps to brighten your Windows

Patrick R
Facepalm

But what does this actually do ?

When out of 10 "excellent PC apps", only 2 (Notepad++ & VLC) are actually helping you to DO something, while the remaining 80% are only improving your OS in some ways, it says a lot about wasted time.

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Revenge smut bullies who send 'grossly offensive' messages WILL be prosecuted

Patrick R
Holmes

re: revenge porn can affect anyone

Children... "who have had sexually explicit pictures of themselves posted online" is obviously considered an other problem that comes under already existing legislation.

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Not pro Bono: Apple's audio junk mail made spammers' lives easier

Patrick R
Holmes

Re: Irish Boy Band? Maybe twenty years ago

Make it 34 years (the "Boy" album).

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Cheapo Firefox OS mobes to debut in India – definitely not one for selfie-conscious users

Patrick R

Re: Dual SIM

Most Wiko phones are dual SIM.

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Brit kids match 45-year-old fogies' tech skill level by the age of 6

Patrick R
Pint

I'm OK with that.

We've learned to speak properly, count, orientate, interact with each other, climb trees AND use/understand technology. And we'll live far longer than they will. I feel sorry for them.

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Chrome browser has been DRAINING PC batteries for YEARS

Patrick R

Windows, not on Linux and OS X machines

What about Chrome OS then ?

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Peak thumb drive is coming in 2016

Patrick R
Joke

Re: My prediction...

That's why they're also called pen drives.They gather with pens somewhere.

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How to catch a fraudster – using 'top cop' Benford and the power of maths

Patrick R

Scale

In other words, you can have a much bigger scale of values when beginning with 1 than with 9.

Example [1 to 1.999] and [9 to 9.999] ...feel the restriction?

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Patrick R

Those retailers prices are not natural.

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Sony battery recall as VAIO goes out with a bang, not a whimper

Patrick R
Holmes

The perils of having Panasonic as a partner???

So in 2006 bad batteries were made by Sony. Now they make the mistake of having them manufactured by someone else. Ain't it easy to point such an obvious mistake...afterwards?

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USA opposes 'Schengen cloud' Eurocentric routing plan

Patrick R

Re: Not being a signatory [...] it appears our fellow EU citizens don't trust us.

Could it be that the 1st part of your phrase is one of the reasons for the 2nd part?

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Windows XP market share GROWS AGAIN, outstrips Win 8.1 surge

Patrick R

Or Vista machines that die are replaced with they little brother in the cupboard that was still working at the time, rather than with a new shi*y Win8 machine (replace * with "n" or "t"). Or XP gets installed on new machines as it's easier to work around the oem limitations.

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'Polar vortex' or not, last month among the WARMEST Januaries EVER RECORDED

Patrick R
Trollface

Re: Lewis?

Do you mean the article misses a 2nd Page that warns that comments like "the author is evil" will be blocked?

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Stephen Fry rewrites computer history again: This time it's serious

Patrick R

Re: Overreaction?

If that's the whole point, I think yes, a three pages article is an overreaction.

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