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* Posts by Steve

27 posts • joined 18 Apr 2007

Gordon 'to sacky' Wacky Jacqui

Steve
Go

See ya...but I wouldn't wanna be ya

Good riddance to bad rubbish. Perhaps we'll not have to suffer some of her hair brained schemes.

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Facebook encourages ISP customer protests over Phorm

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Paris Hilton

The space to block...

91.205.220.0/22 <-- phorms ip space. I've already added this to all the sites I maintain. I do not wish to have users of my sites profiled in this way.

Regardless of how it's dressed up, I will never want to see adverts online or on my mobile phone. I go to great lengths to achieve this. Why do these people think everyone hates spam and have filters to get rid of it?

Expect to see their address space added to Peerguardian too if it's not already.

Paris. Because even she has a clue as to whether people want their browsing to be profiled online for someone elses profit or not.

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The Equalizer prowls Albert Square

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Go

My CV

Where can I send my CV for the position of official Reg readership spokesman?*

*or woman /Eric Idle

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McKinnon UFO hack 'looked like cyberterrorist attack'

Steve
Alien

Extradition Treaty 2003 US/UK (ratified in 2007)

I'm not certain if its retrospective but...

ARTICLE 4

Political and Military Offenses

1. Extradition shall not be granted if the offense for which extradition is requested is a

political offense.

I think a strong case could be made for this being a Political offence ;)

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Facebook value drops $11.25bn

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Coat

The problem with Facebook...

...is its yawning maw of application invites ready to chomp down on me when I log in. When I started using it, it was relatively fast. Now it crawls along at an ultra slow pace.

Considering I'm on an ISPs backbone I doubt very much its the speed of my connection!

Mines the one with RIP Facebook? On the back.

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As Gates strides into the future, we wallow in the past

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Pirate

A virus??

McAfee virus scan detects the avi as: BO:Writable BO:Heap

Oh well :P

anyone got the youtube version of this?

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AVG scanner blasts internet with fake traffic

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Thumb Down

Resource hog

I've had to remove AVG from my system since the forced upgrade to version 8. Why oh why don't these customers learn from the mistakes of others.

Anyone remember when Norton was useful and popular? Now I dont know anyone personally who'd recommend or use it.

I'm now using ClamAV which is lightweight and does what I want. I think AVGs best bet is to remove the link scanning software from the free version or auto-disable it and advise users they can choose to enable it or not.

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World realizes Google home page is 'illegal'

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Flame

um...

My home page is set to: http://www.google.co.uk/ig (iGoogle). At the bottom of this page is a direct link to their privacy policy. It's only if I click on 'classic home' that I'm presented with the 'clean' version.

Is this really what all the fuss is about? Indeed if I really want to know what the legalese bullshit says I click on about and there it is at the bottom again. What a pointless waste of time and money to go chasing after this.

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MPs get £2k home cinema on taxpayers

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Flame

Not sure how to word it...

...but I'd sign a petition calling on MPs to buy their own stuff :P

http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/list/open?sort=signers

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Tiscali and BPI go to war over 'three strikes' payments

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Pirate

wait...

Does this mean all those poor Pipex customers who just moved to Tiscali need to install peer guardian*?

ho ho ho

http://phoenixlabs.org/pg2/

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Teen hacker re-unlocks Apple's iPhone

Steve
IT Angle

When will Apple...

...hire this guy?

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Microsoft! bids! $44.6bn! for! Yahoo!

Steve
Gates Horns

Microsoft! Have a long way to go...

I've worked with internet technologies for 10 years at an ISP. Searching has become synonymous with Google. Everyone I know says 'Google it' instead of 'search' for something. In addition most people I know have Google as their homepage.

What can a Yahoo!/Microsoft hybrid really offer that they're not doing already?

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Pirate Bay slapped with copyright charges

Steve

Yarrrr! Sealand ahoy!

One URL for these guys.

www.sealandnews.com

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Government piles filesharing pressure on UK ISPs

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Pirate

Have they considered...

...that the illegal immigrants who pedal dodgy DVDs in pubs will just have a larger income and thus will be more likely to illegally enter this country? The knock on effect of laws like the one being suggested hasnt been thought through. Similar to the smoking ban. Now all the smokers are outside smoking under the heaters which increase carbon footprint.

Short-sighted old bean. Perhaps forcing the industries to charge significantly lower amounts might encourage legal purchasing.

(Strokes VPN tunnel to seedbox)

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Nokia jumps on mobile ad-wagon

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Flame

A very good reason to keep your old mobile phone...

Making a phone call? Get a phone not a multimedia tri-band mini super computer that relies on an external company to connect it. Get an oldschool motorola brick conversion ;)

Or...looking into the crystal ball.

The sooner mobile companies go out of business and we can use Voip via WiMax the better. Why do you think some of the big companies crippled this feature on the N95? The war of big business vs the consumer rages on.

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Manhunt 2 hacked open to reveal 'removed' gore

Steve

A note for UK players

If you're interested in getting this game you should note that although the BBFC have cut off the revenue for this game for British businesses they cant do the same for Foreign businesses.

"The Video Recordings Act 1984 (VRA) makes it illegal to supply any video or DVD within the UK which has not been classified by the BBFC. There are some exceptions to this (eg educational works or works predominantly concerned with sport, religion and music) but all feature films and TV programmes must be classified. Although it is not a customs offence to import an unclassified video or DVD it must be for your personal use only and the content must not breach the prohibition on the importation of indecent and obscene material which reflects other UK law (eg Obscene Publications Acts 1959 and 1964, Protection of Children Act 1978). You are therefore entitled to purchase unclassified videos or DVDs whilst abroad, provided they contain no illegal material and are solely for personal use."

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Man who urinated on dying woman for YouTube glory jailed

Steve

Balanced?

I've heard of people stabbing people getting similar jail time.

This guy didnt even get a custodial sentence and he blinded a guy.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7057611.stm

Allegedly he's 'unhinged', which if true should mean he gets sectioned and help for his nuttyness.

Moving on to the pissing guy...

Am I in the minority that think this was a henious crime, but that the sentence was disproportionate? What is the benefit to jailing this guy? Its gonna cost a whole lot of tax payers money to put him up in our overcrowded jails.

I'd have fined him £10k and given him a years community service. At least he'd be putting something back.

Now all we've done is generate another life criminal with little prospects and a high percentage chance to turn to crime long term since no one will likely employ him.

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UK Government tried to stop EU roaming cap

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Go

**IF YOU WANT TO TELL YOUR MP...**

http://www.writetothem.com/

Do it at that URL :)

I did and have asked it be brought up in Parliament.

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Nasty PDF exploit runs wild

Steve
IT Angle

Anyone know the ip range for...

"Russian Business Network" I'd sure like to add them to my hosts file

:)

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Oz censor bans Soldier Of Fortune: Payback

Steve
Gates Horns

going underground...

Welcome to bit-torrent ladies and gents. If the game maker is smart they'll have a blood splatter slider which could be locked for Oz, although I'd be highly amused if a subsequent patch could unlock it ;)

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The iPhone arrives, but is O2 being taken for a ride?

Steve

Learn how to use your n95

http://www.n95users.com/

If you cant/wont read the manual for N95 learn some basic tips and maybe some advanced tips at the site above.

All free :)

For the iPhone multitouch skin on the N95

http://www.lucafiligheddu.com/2007/08/iphone-multi-touch-on-the-nokia-n95.html

A dollar comparison of costs:

http://www.lucafiligheddu.com/2007/06/iphone-and-n95-price-comparison.html

(may be out of date)

A cNet comparison video article

http://www.lucafiligheddu.com/2007/06/iphone-vs-nokia-n95.html

All in all I think its a case of horses for courses, although I'm quite happy with the upgrade and middle of the road monthly tarrif offered by Vodaphone. Apple are shooting themselves in the foot by only using one phone provider imho, really bloody stupid.

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Motorbike crash man fails to notice loss of leg

Steve

I guess he had...

...chop suey. *boom boom* /Basil Brush

Meanwhile:

The boy stood on the burning deck

He lips were all a quiver

A gust of wind

His leg blew off

And floated down the river

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Doctor Who signs up thinking man's crumpet

Steve

How come...

Dr. Who has never reanimated as a woman? Now that'd make for an interesting storyline. Throw in a male sidekick this time and do a spot of confused role reversal. Catherine Tate...jeez what were they thinking??

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Pipex invites customer to get 'c**ted'

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Photoshop...

How about we all create our own versions of this article? Seriously this is very very poor.

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Brit fumes over Wikipedia, lava lamps

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Fear of courts...

Perhaps its time Wiki-Sealand was born? It'd avoid all this fear of being sued for stating the obvious.

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Japan wants levitating trains by 2025

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Why am I not surprised...

..that England is completely unable to invest in this new technology. It'd sure make getting around the country a breeze and allow us to not take internal flights. Plus it'd reduce the need to drive everywhere. Insert phrases about being the last one to turn out the lights here.

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Redundancies loom in Pipex customer service

Steve

Quick to condem...

As mentioned under the heading "they werent customer services staff" the staff level is the same, they've just been moved.

Some people are always going to have a negative view of large companies since not every customer can be satisfied. Things break, problems happen and some customers sometimes fall through the cracks.

Those people tolling the bell should take into consideration the company that bought Pipex a while back have made some significant improvements and have been around for a long time. Give them time, since it'd be nice to see more choice for consumers not less at the top of the ISP food chain.

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