* Posts by Aimee

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Get ready: 'Critical' Adobe Reader patches coming on Tuesday 12 May

Aimee
Coat

Just thought I would mention

that OS X has its own pdf ready.

Just saying really, not trying to bait/windup DV

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Apple MacBook 2015: Twelve inches of slim and shiny fanboi joy

Aimee

Re: Ports

wow, downvotes for asking a question, the Phantom DV and his/her minions must be out again!!!

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Aimee

True

but my gf's old powerbook is sicky bad, and with all the problems she was having with the latest

software on the banks etc, she purchased an apple air.

After a bit of tuition from Aimee the wiz kid, she transitioned from osx tiger to yosemite, with few

problems, dumping her micro$oft office for apple mail and libre office.

A happy bunny so far , so a happy Aimee!!

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Aimee

Re: Ports

Hi

bit curious, what extra bits due you need to connect to it via usb?

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TomTom MyDrive brings satnav syncing to PCs and mobiles

Aimee

Re: TomTom Go Mobile

Hi

just to clarify, is it a Via model? which if it is like mine promised lifetime updates, as part of the purchase contract?

As for removing stuff, amazon did that on the Kindle, and they got bad press as they deleted some

guys college notes on his legit copy of a book.

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Aimee

Yes But, No But

Appalling Customer service

Pathetic OSX support

Shame as the gadget is not too bad,

PS is it me or has the Phantom Down Voter for no apparent reason reappered?

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

Aimee

Re: Yes!!!

Not enough down votes, gimme more!!!!

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Aimee
Coat

Yes!!!

I just had it,” adding that he tired of the balky computer’s “blue screen of death"

Should have bought Apple.

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Ruskie hackers nab unclassified Obama emails

Aimee

Oops....

White House officials said that no classified networks had been compromised, and that the hackers had collected no classified information. Many senior officials have two computers in their offices, one operating on a highly secure classified network and another connected to the outside world for unclassified communications.

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This open-source personal crypto-key vault wants two things: To make the web safer ... and your donations

Aimee

Re: More anonymity for criminals and terrorists

So why have you posted as an AC?

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National Grid's new designer pylon is 'too white and boring' – Pylon Appreciation Society

Aimee

Re: > Burying

4) Watch your bill go up

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Snowden leaks LEGALISED GCHQ's 'illegal' dragnet spying, rules British tribunal

Aimee

Re: Your right to privacy Captain Hogwash

Two questions you may wish to ponder over..

How do you think they identify the targets in the first place?

Who defines the bar?

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Powering the Internet of Stuff – by sucking electricity from TREES

Aimee
Coat

Just wondering

how much heat is generated in the Palace of Westminister when our elected representatives and peers are actually there?

Could we not store and transform all that extra hot air?

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'Success'? Verify FAILED for 40% in self-assess tax trial

Aimee
FAIL

Complete load of B*****s

My dad tried to get a pension assessment, tried three times, different browsers, errored each time

So he decided to call the 0345 number displayed with the error message, to be told by the recorded drone,

the number has changed to 0845.

Why the F**K they couldnt sort out the problem, more more damming, didnt bother to change the phone number on the web site.

If they cant achieve that simple task, why are they trying to develop anything more sophisticated,

it beggars belief.

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UK's landmark mobile not-spot deal already falling apart

Aimee

I could never understand..

why the mobile companies were not forced as part of their license agreement with the government to form a joint company to provide the masts and associated infrastructure.

This would surely have enabled the coverage to be optimum for all parties, make for easier planning consents, and be benificial to the customer?

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ISC.org website hacked: Scan your PC for malware if you stopped by

Aimee

Scan your WINDOWS PC for malware if you stopped by

Please change title

<quote>

This package attempts to infect Windows PCs using security holes in Internet Explorer, Flash and Silverlight.

</quote>

Sensationalist Journalism, tsk tsk

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UK flights CRIPPLED by system outage that shut ALL London airspace

Aimee

deja vu

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/07/09/air_traffic_control_technical_problems/

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Aimee

And when

did you last test it?

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Brit mobile firms in FOURPLAY TUSSLE – how very French of them

Aimee

Re: MVNO

Most Vile Network Operator (s)

Try this one

YAFI

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Aimee

Re: MVNO

Hi

thanks for the info

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Aimee

MVNO

what is it?

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Italy's High Court orders HP to refund punter for putting Windows on PC

Aimee

Re: OEM Pricing?

Nothing. however most of the people who contact me (because someone told them I was in IT)

are really scared/awed by computers and os's.

re

Presumably buyers of computers have some basic enough skills that they can insert a disk/usb and click on 'Install'.

I have actually sat along side someone to hand hold him on installing Windows, and guess what, its all the questions that fazed him.

Better to have a system where it says, you opened the packet so you accept the license etc, (readable copy in box).

Plug in , one question, do you want to do this, did you read the license etc?

The yes, OK see you in n minutes (hours if its windows) I will beep to let you know when I am done

Then when done set user name, password , smile!!!

Need lots of DV's, its that time in the lunar cycle :(

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And now ... pre-recorded from London: It's the NEWS!

Aimee
Happy

Fabulous

Had me laughing all the way through it, how do you do the lip syncing?

Well Done

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New software ported from Windows to Mac! You'll never guess what. Yes, it's spyware

Aimee

Re: More hints please

You know in the article there are words in blue?

Well they are hyperlinks, click on them and you will be taken to information about the issue.

If you are a bit worried about links, for example you might go to a bad place, well

here is the link you need

http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2014-090508-3005-99&tabid=2

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NUDE SELFIE CLOUD PERV menace: Apple 2FA? Sweet FA, more like

Aimee
Unhappy

Of course

the suits have though this through, except for people like me,

no land line, bugger all mobile signal (have to run up the lane get code

run back down again,enter code into computer before timeout)

Nightmare

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Stanford boffin is first woman to bag 'math Nobel Prize'

Aimee

Re: Professor?? Marcus Pinto

1. where is your evidence?

2. have you checked wikipedia?

3. when you have done that do you believe that all the organisations she is associated haven't checked her credentials?

4 when you have checked out 1. update wikipedia as we all need to know the truth

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Intruder alert: Cyber thugs are using steganography to slip in malware badness

Aimee

Re: So how do current versions get installed?

read here

http://www.secureworks.com/cyber-threat-intelligence/threats/malware-analysis-of-the-lurk-downloader/

Clue, DLL (thats a windows file)

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UK.gov's Open Source switch WON'T get rid of Microsoft, y'know

Aimee

Beaten by the French again

https://joinup.ec.europa.eu/elibrary/case/toulouse-saves-1-million-euro-libreoffice

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Apple smacked with privacy sueball over Location Services

Aimee

Re: Base stations.

<comment>

If you don't want to be tracked, don't turn it on.

</comment>

If you don't want to be tracked remove the battery

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Apple fanbois SCREAM as update BRICKS their Macbook Airs

Aimee

Re: Warranty

Yes, the exceptions are a few, for examples batteries (where its based on the amount of usage over two years) and disposable items. The latter is interesting as a well known manufacturer of chip machines seemed to think that a plastic and metal filter counted as a disposable item (like a vacuum cleaner filter)

However the plaintiff contacted the EU who ruled in this case said filter did not count as a disposable, so the manufacturer when presented with the ruling, caved in.

Also contacting the EU is easier than the new fangled way of contacting the Trading standards, i.e. via the CAB. Out sourcing gone mad.

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Orange spent weekend spamming customers with TXTs

Aimee

Free , not for you it's not

<quote>

Remember: you're not charged to receive magic number reminders.

</quote>

My time is mine, it costs, so one you get for free, the rest there is a post processing cost of 1 GBP.

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Apple: REIGN OF FIRE coming to Europe courtesy of old iPhone chargers

Aimee

Re: 'Old', are you are having a laugh, he's having a laugh.

You are obviously not up to speed with the minimum requirements for EU members regarding consumer protection, let me direct you to the path of enlightenment...

http://europa.eu/legislation_summaries/consumers/protection_of_consumers/co0003_en.htm

Individual countries mat increase the time limit over 2 years.

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Aimee

Re: Pre-emptive strike

Apple are being cautious ..

Apple has determined that, in RARE cases, the Apple 5W European USB power adapter may overheat and pose a safety risk. This adapter came with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models shipped from October 2009 to September 2012 in the countries listed below. It was also sold as a standalone accessory.

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Aimee

Re: However...

Yes that do, but IMPO not in the way the reg did it.

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Aimee

Grow Up

The dangerous adapter came with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S models shipped between October 2009 to September 2012 in a number of countries including Blighty and various other European countries.

Where does it say that?, the list does not mention the UK.

Sensationalism again (and fruity envy no doubt)

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Mobe-orists, beware: Stroking while driving could land you a £4k fine

Aimee

Anybody know if

its illegal to use a phone while reporting an ongoing criminal activity?

For for example if someone was kidnapped and used the brake light to send SOS, someone else followed them and reported it to police whilst giving out location details of the kidnapper.

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You've got two weeks to beat off Cryptolocker, GameoverZeus nasties

Aimee

Re: Are you pointing at me?

Systems Affected

Microsoft Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, and 8

Microsoft Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, and Server 2012

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Aimee

Re: Think of the children!!!!!

see above

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Aimee

Re: One way of increasing Windows 8

You obviously haven't read the CERT advisory have you?

Systems Affected

Microsoft Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, and 8

Microsoft Server 2003, Server 2008, Server 2008 R2, and Server 2012

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Aimee

FBI information page

https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA14-150A

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Twitter's got a new UK public policy wonk... 'You are the product' Big Brother Watch bloke!

Aimee

WTF

No mention of cookies on the site

__cfduid redacted for national security grounds .bigbrotherwatch.org.uk / 23 December 2019 13:29:00 GMT 54 B ✓

Hum, dob site to ICO, more than 10 votes either way gets it!!

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GOV.UK push in action: Er, FEWER Brits filling out govt forms online

Aimee

Re: Convoluted registration

I have to agree, HM Robbers & Crooks make it very convoluted to register, the French system is much easier, they use your fiscal reference, the value of the last tax return and a mot de passe.

The initial return is paper, but subsequently its on line.

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Aimee

Re: Crap online services the reason?

As much as I despise HM Crooks & Robbers, the SA site is not that bad, and I was pleasantly surprised to get my doSH back within ten days, ready to spend and help your economy.

Need 32 down votes please Lab Rats.

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This city's smog is so TERRIBLE, people are told to stay indoors. Beijing? No – PARIS

Aimee

Re: Here in Canada

Deux chats, un chat et un chat Anglais Français décident d'avoir une course de natation dans la rivière des Outaouais. Le chat Anglais est nommé One Two Three et le chat français est nommé Un Deux Trois. Qui a gagné la course?

Le chat anglais. Un Deux Trois chat coulé.

Nope

Modified

The English cat. Un Deux Trois cat five,.

Deux chats, un chat et un chat Anglais Français décident d'avoir une course de natation dans la rivière des Outaouais. Le chat Anglais est nommé One Two Three et le chat français est nommé Un Deux Trois. Qui a gagné la course?

Le chat anglais. Un Deux Trois chat cinq.

Ah, oui, je comprends, vous l'anglais et votre sens de l'humour drôle.

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Aimee

Re: Proof

Many paysants don't regard Parisians as French, but rather a race from another planet.

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10,000 km road trip proves Galileo satnav works, says ESA

Aimee

Re: waas

EGNOS

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Geostationary_Navigation_Overlay_Service

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Java, Android were THE wide-open barn doors of security in 2013 - report

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Re: 99% of all mobile exploits are on Android

@wikkity

Finally someone who knows what she/he is talking about.

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High Court derails Google defence in Safari browser stalker cookie brouhaha

Aimee

Re: Confused

Re: Confused

"I am confused, what personal data do you give to Apple (or any other manufacturer for that matter) when you purchase one of their products.

Hardly surprising that you don't actually know!

Hardly surprising that you failed to understand the responses correctly, and yes I do know what goes on and where.

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Aimee

Re: Confused

Ok as a quick roundup

They have my..

1 email address

2 name

3 credit card details if I use the apple stores, or I purchased the device from them

4 real address ( see 3) , until I move

5 purchasing details if I use apple stores.

This is no more than amazon or ebay have, and this is a necessary requirement in these times

and are not really personal.

Personal is my medical data, my sexual orientation, my drinking/eating/smoking habits, criminal records,

financial details (outside of credit agency data) and phone number

Google could summarize far more about me if they could correlate the person to the queries, ever wondered why Google et al are so keen to get those extra details such as alternate email address and mobile or landline phone?

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Aimee

Confused

I am confused, what personal data do you give to Apple (or any other manufacturer for that matter) when you purchase one of their products.

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