* Posts by Sureo

421 posts • joined 9 Jun 2008

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Belgium to the rescue as UK consumers freeze after BST blunder

Sureo

Fail

I have an old clock radio that was programmed to change time automatically. Then a few years ago the powers that be here in North America moved the dates a few weeks. Now I have to manually change this clock four times a year!

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FTC: All-powerful Google ABUSED rivals. So we did NOTHING

Sureo

revised quote

"After an exhaustive 19-month review, covering nine million pages of documents and many hours of testimony, the FTC staff and all five FTC Commissioners agreed that there was no need to take action on how we rank and display search results."

should have said

"After an exhaustive 19-month review, covering nine million pages of documents and many hours of testimony, the FTC staff and all five FTC Commissioners forgot what it was they were doing and went out for a few beers."

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Snowden tells tech bigwigs: It's up to you to thwart mass surveillance

Sureo

"influential people from the tech world"

The trouble is the big technology companies want to spy on us too, so they are hardly motivated to work to protect our privacy. The war was lost a long time ago, we just need to wave the white flag.

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Redundo-happy IBMers will benefit from High Court pension ruling

Sureo

I'm surprised....

...by now that anyone still works for IBM.

(former disgruntled IBMer)

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Yay! Wearables! It's the future! Uh-oh! I'm going to be sick

Sureo

Re: you might be right Dabbsy apple watch might be succesful

Actually battery life shouldn't be a problem. If you can afford one at 12K you can afford two or three, always one charged up and ready to go.

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Microsoft RE-BORKS Windows 7 patch after reboot loop horror

Sureo

Re. grub

Whuddya need a timer for? Can't you type fast enough?

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Redmond's Patch Tuesday to kill off the Windows FREAK show

Sureo

Whoa

This month's updates required two re-boots on my Win7 32 and 64 bit PCs. Nice going.

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Samsung in second SSD slowdown SNAFU

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Re: Can we just lose FLASH already?

"Oh, so if I buy 2 I can have a really fast Amiga!"

Well, a very famous person said you would never need more than 640K!

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Hellooo, NSA? The US State Department can't kick hackers out of its networks – report

Sureo

They reap what they sown

Sorry for the bad grammar.

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Ex-NASA boffin dreams of PREDATOR-ish tech in humble microwaves

Sureo

Sounds like a great idea

But do we really need the NSA watching what we're cooking?

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Data retention: It seems BORING ... until your TV SPIES ON YOU

Sureo

....TV was switched off ....

The TV isn't really switched off, is it?

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Twitter ATTENTION SEEKERS can now blab to each other IN PRIVATE

Sureo

Private

You, me and the NSA

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Latest menace to internet economy: Gators EATING all the PUSSIES

Sureo

Thanks for the cute kitty photo.

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TERROR in SPACE: ISS 'Nauts end panic by switching computer off and on again

Sureo

Re: Can you believe it?

"switching computer off and on again"

It's the first thing I try when something screws up. And it usually works too.

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Tor de farce: NSA fails to decrypt anonymised network

Sureo

Re: Meanwhile, back at the ranch...

If they deploy anything that keeps the bad guys out, anyone can use it to keep them out. Not in their interest I'm afraid.

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PLEASE STOP with the snooping requests, begs Google as gov data demands skyrocket

Sureo

How convenient for the government that Google collects so much data for them.

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HOLD IT! Last minute gifts for one's nerd minions

Sureo

Re: Keurig

"Don't buy a Keurig" - you got that right.

Keurig recalls about 7.2M coffee makers due to burn risk....

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/12/23/keurig-recalls-coffee-makers/20801483/

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EU breaks 'legally binding' lobbying register promise

Sureo

The picture at the top of the article...

Is that of Frans Timmermans? On the left or the right?

Just askin'.

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Chum's house burnt down? Facebook mulls 'DISLIKE' button for that

Sureo

Zuck should look at the Reg for how a good rating system is implemented.

Me, the only button I'll click is 'Hate Facebook'.

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

Sureo

I hate hot links that pop up all over the screen when you move your mouse around. If I want to see one I can click on it.

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Microsoft opens Azure cloud to US govt for vid surveillance, etc

Sureo
Big Brother

The US government should start its own cloud service. Goodness knows it has enough computing resources. And it would save them so much trouble snooping other's clouds.

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Use Windows software on Android – Microsoft couldn't be app-ier

Sureo

Re: Why?

.......... Azure .........

Gezundheit.

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FCC puts AT&T and Comcast gobbles back on the table

Sureo

I hope they realize what a really bad idea these mergers are. In Canada we have two highly vertically integrated companies that control almost everything - production, distribution, TV/radio stations, cable distribution, mobile networks. Aided and abetted by the national regulator. It's expensive, there's little real choice, and much of the content is appalling.

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Sony Pictures struggles as staff details, salaries and films leaked

Sureo

"Sony Pictures has regained control of its technical networks after requesting staff disconnect personal devices from the compromised network."

Consequence of BYOD.

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Wikipedia won't stop BEGGING for cash - despite sitting on $60m

Sureo

Re: they are emailing too

I got that email too. I'd like to know where they got my email address.

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EU-Canada airline passenger data-sharing is not a done deal

Sureo

If this deal falls through, the authorities will find another way to collect the data. It will be done quietly and very likely illegally. It's probably already being done.

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Regin: The super-spyware the security industry has been silent about

Sureo

Re: I was just about to post the same thing.

"Maybe we should all just offer ourselves up for re-education?"

No, they'll just implant a chip in your head, monitor you and shock you if you misbehave.

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Bond villains lament as Wicked Lasers withdraw death ray

Sureo

Re: Sonic Repellent

One more thing to get I didn't think I needed.

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Exit the dragon: US govt blows $325m on China-beating 300PFLOPS monster computer

Sureo

I hope...

I hope they put BOINC in it to put the spare cycles to good use.

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If you're suing the UK govt, Brit spies will snoop on your briefs

Sureo

The War Against Terror (TWAT)

That's why I love reading the Reg.

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BONFIRE of the MEGA-BUCKS: $200m+ BURNED in SECONDS in Antares launch blast

Sureo

Sadly the astronauts will be eating freeze-dried broccoli for the next 6 months.

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Return of the disk drive bigness? Not for poor old, busted WD

Sureo

Unfortunately they did not rate my Seagate 2TB ST2000DM001 drive. So far it has been running without problems in my PC for just over a year, knock wood.

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This Changes Everything? OH Naomi Klein, NO

Sureo

Carbon Tax

I'm all for carbon tax, except for one problem: it won't make carbon pollution go away, it will just take money out of my pocket and put it in some rich bastard's pocket (or the government's which is worse).

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Boffins want to put Quanta in containers, after docking

Sureo

Beam me up, Scotty. I canna do that, captain, your quanta are all entangled!

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Yahoo! Timestamps! Now! Block! Facebook! Email! Snoops!

Sureo

Re: I had the opposite problem

A few years ago I had a Yahoo email account. When I discovered that Yahoo knew and recorded every email address I ever used, I deleted the account, and was informed that it would take 2 years to be forgotten. Cynic that I am I'm sure Yahoo never forgets.

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Ada Lovelace Day: Meet the 6 women who gave you the 'computer'

Sureo

Will having a female CEO make Oracle a kinder, gentler company?

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Countless Belkin routers go TITSUP in massive mystery meltdown

Sureo

So who owns the router, the customer who paid for it or Belkin?

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Hiss-hiss! GIGANTIC SOLAR FILAMENT snakes around Sun

Sureo

Re: uh oh! (dangerous neighborhood)

I'm glad you're staying up at night worrying about this so I don't have to.

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Cut-off North Sea island: Oh crap, ferry's been and gone. Need milk. SUMMON THE DRONE

Sureo

"Birds are still a hazard though"

Got to mount a laser cannon to take care of those pesky birds.

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FTC nails pin in Bitcoin mining rig maker Butterfly Labs

Sureo

More than one way to mine a bitcoin

"Butterfly had taken in "at least $20 million, and potentially up to $50 million" in cold, hard US currency"

Butterfly's own mining operation appears to have paid off handsomely.

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Germany strikes again over Amazon warehouse pay

Sureo

Who's being exploited?

I think that if the working conditions in the Amazon factory are so miserable and the pay so lousy, how is it they are able to hire people to work there? Surely there are other employers who treat their workers better. Then Amazon would have to offer more. And so it goes.

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Every billionaire needs a PANZER TANK, right? STOP THERE, Paul Allen

Sureo

Re: Allen's firm alleged it had not received the panzer.

Its due to be delivered by Amazon's drone but it can't get it off the ground.

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Chinese city creates footpath for smartphone addicts

Sureo

Demolition derby...

So what's to stop people using phones in the designated area from crashing into other people using phones?

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5 Nigerian gangs dominate Craigslist buyer scams

Sureo

Nigeria would do itself and everyone else a big favor by cracking down on these scammers. They give the country a bad reputation. I'm sure they have nice prisons. (Need icon holding nose.)

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Whopping 10TB disks spin out of HGST – plus 3.2TB flash slabs

Sureo

Wanna know....

Do helium filled drives weigh less than air filled drives? Wouldn't vacuum filled(?) drives perform better?

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Former Bitcoin Foundation chair pleads guilty to money-laundering charge

Sureo

Wait a minute

He gets fined $950,000 by the government? Doesn't that make the government an accessory to the crime?

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Gang behind '1.2 billion' megahack ransack is pwning our customers – hosting firm

Sureo

They're going to log in to my Facebook account! Damn! Oh wait, I don't have a Facebook account....phew!

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China: You, Microsoft. Office-Windows 'compatibility'. You have 20 days to explain

Sureo

Re: Dear Mr. or Mrs. China:

If China doesn't like Windows, it should develop its own OS. Oh, wait...

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NASA to reformat Opportunity rover's memory from 125 million miles away

Sureo

Re: I'm not an electrician

Programming was fun before the web came along.

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Racing Post escapes ICO fine after leaking info of 677K punters

Sureo
WTF?

Legal penalty = nil, customer concern = nil, consequence to business = nil

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