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* Posts by gabor

40 posts • joined 18 Apr 2007

UK.gov revives net cut-off threat for illegal downloaders

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Megaphone

is this really the main worry of the UK gov't these days?

title says it all. I think they'd better get the country of our its current mess, and then, maybe then consider to utterly piss of the public (once again). no?

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Microsoft IIS hole fells university server

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Re: Clueless

errr... Because for some purposes, it is better?

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Microsoft to EU: Cut me down, and Google will rule the world!

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@By Anonymous Coward Posted Monday 11th May 2009 13:06 GMT

you mean google or microsoft? which one is in a monopoly position? I would think neither, actually...

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EMC saves earth from its own private jets

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Nice

so what's next? demanding these people to move to smaller houses? have smaller cars? turn off the lights earlier? As a long-time reader, I'd appreciate zero eco-fascism on the pages of The Register. thank you.

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Schwarzenegger delivers the goods for Cebit fans

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The last action hero

Arnold is cool. He always has been, he always will be.

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Ford shows off e-van concept

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Black Helicopters

Zero emission

That's right cuz electricity itself just grows naturally, right? It ain't produced by burning oil/coal/natural gas, ever. Also the lithium-ion batteries, all few hundred kilos of 'em are probably zero emission products and they are, after all, extremely easy to dispose of, at the end of their life cycle. very, very environment friendly stuff. In IT we've been educated on the so called TCO. if similar principles were applied on these marketing items, that'd be great.

what a huge pile of BS...

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DARPA seeks self-aware AI robot mega-tanks

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Coat

Easy

just nominate the Governator and someone let Sarah or John know it's time to run

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Samsung posts first-ever quarterly loss

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Paris Hilton

@LastV8Interceptor

so you can't read stuff in brackets and you find it difficult to type www.xe.com why?

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HDTV 'pointless' without perfect peepers

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Really?

So if eyes are not working, you won't see stuff? Really? And what's with this advertising?

This is the stupidest article I've read on El Reg in a long, long time.

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Oracle tripped up by 'leap second'

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Oracle vs Zune

Not sure if they play in the same championship. Zune pisses off a few music listeners that spent some hundred quid on that player.

Oracle - well.

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Twitter's veracity chewed up by Britney's four-foot vagina

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@Anon

OMFG get the hell outta here with this PC BS.

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Samsung Q310 13.3in laptop

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Samsung laptops

By all means and purposes, Samsung should be able to make amazingly cool laptops. I seriously wonder when they find "it", the design/functionality/material combo that lives up to the expectations. I haven't seen a single desirable portable from them, but I hope it's just the question of time. It would be good to have some competition to the Vaio. Their TVs are feature-packed, top notch things. Come on, guys a bit more effort here, please.

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Sony Vaio TT slim'n'light laptop

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@Mark

Agreed completely, except that the drivers are easy to get from Sony's online support site. Both my Vaios are perfectly supported there.

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Amazon's cloud spreads into content delivery

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pricing by location

great. that makes cost planning easy, and invoicing a treat to verify.

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British pilots ramp up opposition to ID cards

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not again please

while I understand the frustration and the mood about this whole crap, I don't like the fact that the pilots want to turn their rage against the public.

destroying the travel plans of tens of thousands (if not hundreds of thousands) is not a solution to a political problem.

the union should arrange for example a ban on flying politicians. that'll teach them shiny green peoples.

but leave the public out of it, please. we've got our lives to live.

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Asus launches 'world's fastest' smartphone

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250 hrs?

what I find infuriating is when they claim 250 hours standby time for _any_ phone.

sure if it's switched off, sim removed, it might be ok for 10 days then. but wtf does that have to do with real life?

it would make a lot more sense if they told the truth: you'll need to charge it every other day.

fair enough - but why BS about it?

I used to have a nokia 6110, not sure how many here remember it. even that didn't go for a full week (using it like 2 hours a day), let alone 10 days for crying out loud.

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Researchers find more flaws in wireless security

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AES?

what about non-TKIP WPA?

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Heathrow T5 security tackles Transformers t-shirt threat

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Paris Hilton

wtf

There's probably a user's manual for the airport workers and this manual includes something along the lines of "weapons or items that might look like weapons" so they, in one sense, we right.

But by COMMON sense (lawyers, politicians, civil servants are trying damn hard to kill this one, entirely), this is something to fire both the first worker and his boss for.

Of course, not in Britain. Nobody here gets fired for utter incompetence.

Paris, because... well, because... she wouldn't ever wear such T-shirt perhaps?

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BBC vs ISPs: Bandwidth row escalates as Tiscali wades in

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@ TrishaD

Is there some 'beyond this world power' that drags your mouse to click on their link?

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HP Proliant USB key riddled with worms

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@ Nick

HP servers come with a so called Essentials CD which takes care of the installation by preparing the partition, loading the OS files, installing the OS, installing the drivers, etc. You really don't need a floppy to install Windows on these.

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Microsoft cuts Vista price

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@Bill Buchan

"And so - after it had deleted my user area AGAIN, I switched to OS/X. "

That's interesting, I mean the OS going ahead and deleting your profile. And not once.

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Broadband big boys waiting on data pimping

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First poster is correct

It is me the data is all about, not the provider. Provider has no moral right to sell the details of my habits. Additionally, unless the process is strictly opt-in, I believe it severely contradicts the legal rights to privacy - at least common sense would suggest so.

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London Congestion Charge becomes CO2 tax

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@Mark

After you and your green types manage to get 4x4 cars are banned, please don't forget to regulate how large of a flat people are allowed to live in (say 15sq feet per person, anything larger just cannot be justified), also ban people from having second bathrooms, then ban larger than necessary backyards, larger than 21 inch TV sets, and the list goes on and on. Ideally it should be regulated how much people can eat on any given day, to protect our environment. Those will be the days, mate.

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@Anon

re: Go Ken!

My friend, at some point of your life you might be able to get a decent job, a decent place to live, and you'll even be able to afford a car (Not a Rangey or a Cayenne or an X5 or an Aston or a Jag - they'll be long gone by then.You'll be stuck with a Tata)

Most likely not tomorrow, but you may get there. However, by that time you'll be paying excess penalty for water, electricity, gas, and even sunlight usage, if things go on like this in the UK. The only thing I'm asking is to remember this thread then.

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@ Anon

Re: Congestion? Emissions? Duh?

Well said.

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CO2 Tax

I'm just waiting for the day when I can get from Earl's Court to Canary Wharf without a signal failure or other delays. Also waiting for the day when the tube cars are properly cleaned and get air conditioned. And when a montly pass for zones 1 and 2 costs less than leasing a _decent_ car. And when it's not the goddam buses causing 90% of the congestion in Central London. I think there are about 8 million people that could continue my rant.

point is, charge car drivers when fucking public transport is AFFORDABLE and WORKS - in other words, when it's a convenient alternative.

Has anyone mentioned these changes to the people that still have jobs in Solihull?

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Want faster broadband soon? Move to Kent, says BT

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cap?

15 or 30GB per month? That would be pretty cool on a 100Mbps line. Not.

Point being, these days the line speeds don't mean much if not told about the "fair use policy" limitations. Paris because it's hot, nevertheless.

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QVC debuts Venturer HD DVD player

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@ Alan

one point I'd argue with is the recording length. I don't know about you, but since the days of high speed connections and multiple PCs in my home(s), I wouldn't for my life use and wait for optical media for backups - how long to burn 50 gigs? And what about when you're not at home but work remotely on your box? How do you insert and replace the DVDs?

I backup across PCs, in a set once, and then forget about it way. Cannot forget, cannot "shit I've got to get disks" cannot "damn it won't fit", etc. It's hot.

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US banks stay away from Cisco in Q1

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awesome

so, if company's profit is up by a third, sales up by 16%, outlook is pretty good, then price will go down. gotta remember that. what a screwed up world this is.

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Whois database targeted for destruction

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@ Anon

well, those companies/websites should have a webmaster@ or WORKING abuse@ or similar email address that, if they are unable to monitor it, should go to their ISP or outsourced contractor or whoever runs their site. Again, if you're on 24/7, then it should be your responsibility to be somehow accountable and available the same 24/7.

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Contacting Owners

As others mentioned earlier, this is the really crucial point. I manage a huge website that gets phished or otherwise abused often. It is absolutely imperative that I can look up and contact the owner of the given domain, be it registered in the the States, in the UK or anywhere else in the world. I think there should be a valid email and a valid phone number for each and every domain in the WHOIS databases. And I would make it mandatory for people to check and respond to these addresses 24/7, or else.

Look, if you want to be present somewhere 24/7, that comes with responsibility. I don't care if you're a multinational corporation or an individual, you're on the internet, and please provide a way for your neighbours to contact you. Guess you do want them to put out the fire when you're not at home, right?

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BMW gives away 5 Series and $850k

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To h

yeah, and it's interesting that whenever I want something from the bank, they check and double check and triple check whether it's me and indeed me changing my (and only my) address. So one definitely wants to ask the question of: HOW. (not looking for an answer here, I think everyone gets my point)

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Cafe Latte attack steals credentials from Wi-Fi clients

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what?

"An attacker can then present his machine as a bridge to the internet towards prospective victims, inspecting their traffic and potentially installing files on compromised PCs."

Obviously not the main point, but: installing files? compromised PC by recovering the WEP key? wtf?

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Germany nets ten phishing suspects

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Set Example

Would be cool to give the technical minds amongst them a choice: jail for 10 years, or some good jobs and take all their money above minimum wage for compensation for 10 years. Talk about community service. The rest can be just jailed.

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Religious hatred a crime from October, but exemptions are wide

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re: why

EvilFairy, check the first comment, posted by Anon. IANAL, but I think the poster correctly sees what the purpose of this law is. I think we can agree that we'd all be better off without those guys not only in the UK, but on the whole continent. So there is some logic to this law. Enforcement and abuse are totally separate questions.

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MEP plans EU build ban on cars faster than 100mph

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4x4s

can all the idiots please leave 4x4s alone. if you can't afford one, tough shit. if you don't like them, tough shit. others like them, use them, pay the price of them, the gas, the higher insurance, you name it. instead, try asking your mp what exactly all that tax money is spent on.

limiting to 100 Mph - I wonder when they will attempt to limit how many times I fart a day. what a bloody nonsense.

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Consumers happy to pay 'green premium'

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wtf

how about corporations getting by on a 10% lower profit rate instead? I sure as hell wouldn't pay that premium while over half my money is taken by the government in taxes and VAT. and now green crap lies to generate even higher inflation? thanks, but no thanks. keep the overpriced green stuff and shove it up.

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HTC jumps on touch-screen phone bandwagon

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RE: It's a phone with a touch screen...

agreed, using a Tmobile MDA pro (previously a Qtek 9000) from the same company. Wonder if they bring THIS one out with 640x480 screen tho. That's what made me buy the Universal twice already.

Sidenote: 200 hrs standby? ROFL

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Google wants to really get to know you

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RE: Can't you just lie?

Dan, you're not serious, are you? I mean if this thing ever becomes a product, probably hundreds of millions will rely on it, and sue google when they are suggested to take a walk while raining. Hundreds of millions.

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Barclays deploys PINsentry to fight fraud

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it's just wrong

I often work/access the internet and internet banking from not only home, but other places, too. it would be a major pain in the ass to have to bother with this thing. There are places where banks send you an SMS when u want to enter your account, when you initiate a payment, and when a payment is actually made. be it direct debit, standing order, whatever attended or unattended transfer. when your balance changes above a pre-set limit, there's an SMS to you. I consider that a helluvalot more consumer friendly that bulky devices that may or may not work in the first place.

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