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* Posts by Ted Treen

1680 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007

THUD! WD plonks down SIX TERABYTE 'consumer NAS' fatboy

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Re: 6TB Red drive costing just $299

Sheesh...

And I remember selling 120MB (yes, MB) drives for £180.00. (That's around US$310)...

And even earlier, a free-standing 650MB Winchester drive, in an enclosure almost the size of a dishwasher, for £30,000.

Damn, I feel old...

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Pop-up ad man: SORRY we made such a 'hated tool', netizens

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Re: Authorship

No doubt encouraged by pop-up ads from PPI claims firms looking for a new niche:-

"Have you been pissed-off by pop-ups?" etc. ad infinitum, ad nauseam.

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No Apple fanbois here: Man United BANS iPads from Old Trafford

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Re: Really?

"I thought the phrase "security intelligence" was classed as tautology.

Sorry, a senior moment there. What I should have written - and indeed meant to write was:-

"I thought the phrase "security intelligence" was classed as an oxymoron."

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Really?

"In line with UK airports we are reacting to the latest security intelligence..."

I thought the phrase "security intelligence" was classed as tautology.

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Brits' BORKED Samsung kit held up after repair centre slips into administration

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@David Cantrell

Posting a non-invective comment about Apple on El Reg?

Not sure if that's brave or foolhardy. Anyway, prepare for the probable rush of downvotes - irresprctive of the cirgumstances.

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Russian PM's Twitter hacked to slap down Putin, post fake resignation

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Big Brother

True, but...

The UK's not exactly a shining example of an empowered populace, either. Easily distracted by 'Bread & Circuses"...

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Yosemite Siri? Apple might plonk chatty assistant on your desktop - report

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@Frankee Llonnygog

"...my daydreams of killing irritating commentards by the power of thought will never make me rich..."

No, but it will make you dream of being immensely satisfied...

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Chomp that sausage: Brits just LOVE scoffing a Full Monty

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Re: The full monty

Extreme? With only one black pudding?

Wuss - unless it's an entire link; and the fried bread's a bit sparse, too.

Aa a 64 yr-old with a cholesterol level below 4 (God knows how or why), a proper fried breakfast is my idea of heaven!

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Microsoft: Just what the world needs – a $25 Nokia dumbphone

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Re: @Lost all Faith Nice thing to have

If it does all you want, at a price you're happy to pay, with acceptable quality then it's a good product.

Whatever anyone else might say...

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POW! Apple smites Macbook Air EFI firmware update borkage

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Ah well...

A problem identified and then a solution offered in a week or so.

And Jasper predictably extracts the urine.

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ICANN can't hand over Iran's internet, bomb victims told

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Fun!

"The US should sue itself."

If it did, and then lost with costs awarded against it, then the US-that-won would have to brief lawyers to extract costs from the US-that-lost, whilst not affecting the finances of the US-that-won.

It's a lawyer's wet dream!

New Rollers, Ferraris all round, plus Learjets, yachts etc. for decades to come.

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Russia to SAP, Apple: Hand over source code to prove you're not spies

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Re: Hide and fear

And do the Russkis really believe that absence of evidence is the same as evidence of absence?

If you find something, then it's there. If you don't find something, all that proves is that you ain't found something - not that something ain't there...

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Philip K Dick 'Nazi alternate history' story made into TV series

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@ Mr Moyle. I think...

...you don't get out or read enough.

Anti semitism? See Stalin. See Beria. See Ulbricht. See Honecker

Control every aspect of your lives? See all of the above.

Don't recall any of those wearing belts with "Gott mit uns" on it.

And no, I'm not Jewish.

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Too rich for an iPhone 6? How about a gold-plated Brikk?

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Re: Money...

"mix well"??

They seem to be in inverse proportion - for proof just see any Rap "star", footballer, reality TV show "star", banker, politician...

Almost all philistines.

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Senate introduces USA FREEDOM Act to curb NSA spying excesses

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Re: CRITICAL MASS

One of the big problems Don is that NSA (and no doubt, our own agencies this side of the pond) consider themselves above the law.

Making something illegal sure as hell doesn't stop 'em doing it!

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Sonos AXES support for Apple's iOS4 and 5

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@JLV

"Does dislike of Apple preclude common sense & math ability? FUD much?"

Er, yes.

It would appear so.

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Blighty will be BIGGER and BETTER than Germany, confirm beancounters

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Humph...

The only thing that "figures from George Osborne" show is that utter crap can be repackaged as roses - and it will be believed by those who a daft enough/desperate enough to swallow any old drivel from our ruling élite...

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Apple 5S still best-selling smartphone 8 months after launch

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As Winston (reputedly) once said...

There are lies, damned lies, and statistics.

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UK's emergency data slurp: IT giants panicked over 'legal uncertainty'

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Oh yeah?

"The politicos said that the country's current Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) already had the necessary safeguards in place to address the privacy flaws found in the European Union's Data Retention Directive."

Like the "safeguards" which allowed local councils all over the country to send out undercover jobsworths to spy upon and film people just to check if they were in the catchment area of schools to which they'd sought access for their kids, or to identify if their mutt had crapped on a verge?

Yes, dog mess is antisocial, but the glee with which these (generally unelected) arseholes rushed out to play at James Bond or Spooks shows how dangerous it is to give any more power to politicos.

You never know who'll end up (mis)using it. Misuse of power is as certain as death and taxes.

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Report: UK.gov wants to legislate on comms data BEFORE next election

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Re: "Providers have no reason to retain the data"

Governments should be made to carry a Government Health Warning!

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Come back Wat Tyler; all is forgiven!

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iWatch watch: Apple tags sales bod from luxury Swiss watch firm

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"...Will people cough up for $300 iWatch to measure the length of their jogs..."

At one time, who'd have thought that people would fork out large sums for a pair of pumps trainers, and yet avoid any form of exercise/gym/exertion?

...and yet they do!

Written as one who's used Macs since the late eighties, loves his iPhone and iPad, but reckons he'll stay with his Seiko 'cos it's the first thing his SWMBO bought him many years ago. And it still works perfectly, and does everything he asks from a watch (it tells me what time it is).

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What do we want? CAT VIDEOS! How do we get them? TOR!

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@dan1980

"...our free and democratic way of life might be in danger from an controlling, authoritarian regime!..."

Might be in danger???

"...a controlling, authoritarian regime!..."

Like those in the Palace of Westminster, in the White House, and in Brussels?

I would go on to add that "our free and democratic way of life" doesn't actually exist - it's merely an illusion of democracy doled out to us plebs by an arrogant and contemptuous ruling élite...

ted1950.

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Apple ships security fixes for iOS, OS X, Safari ... basically EVERYTHING

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@AC

Missed your meds?

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Farewell Felix Dennis, deal-maker supreme of tech publishing

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Re: RIP Felix ...

RIP Felix too, from someone who values anyone who refuses to roll over for the establishment - in almost any area of life.

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Tor is '90 per cent of the net' claims City of London Police Commish – and he's dead wrong

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Re: We don't know!

Perhaps he doesn't hear what he's told, 'cos he's a Def Leppard...

Coat 'n' Cab, please...

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Re: FUD

OK, it's stopped...

So it's "Goodnight" from me...

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Swiftkey: We just want to be free - Apple didn't bump us

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Re: Commentard Fail

Don't knock their bigoted ranting:- at least it keeps 'em off the streets and out of harm's way...

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Compare Apple's and oranges: LaCie's hi-vis jacket-wearing disk is not for hipsters

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"...Compare Apple's and oranges...

Compare Apple's what with oranges?

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REVEALED: GCHQ's BEYOND TOP SECRET Middle Eastern INTERNET SPY BASE

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@AC 6 Days ago...

"...the average El Reg commentard's extra-martial philanderings..."

extra-MARTIAL philanderings?

Why should commentards fancy (or be) a bit of rough?

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Report pegs Apple for October smartwatch release

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Re: Sorry folks.....…..…

If so many are in the pay of the aforementioned, then WTF am I not also..?

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Tech talk bloke compares girlfriend to irritating Java tool – did he deserve flames?

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@AC 4 Hrs ago (Re: He is giving a talk about maven)

"I'm a shy computer nerd and have an attractive wife and two kids myself."

Two kids?

Not all that shy, then.

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Apple? More like FAP-PLE: Fanbois are the BIGGEST PERVS, say people who know

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What? Even bigger than...

...those whose whole raison d'être appears to be to scour the web to find spurious items for a vicarious pop at Apple?

Oh, wait! It's Jasper, of course. MD of "Trolls'R'Us"...

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Panasonic pulls pyromaniac batteries

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Re: It's no surprise

Is not humble water a chemical?

H20 ring a bell?

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Ballmer SLAM-DUNKS $2 BEEELLLION bid for LA Clippers

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I can't grasp...

...why our rebel colonial cousins get so het up about basketball and baseball.

On our civilised side of the pond, we leave these games to schoolgirls and call them by their proper names, viz Netball and Rounders.

Perhaps after all, that nice Mr. Ballmer really is a big girl's blouse...

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Hackers pose as hacks: Iranian crew uses Facebook to spy on US defence bods – report

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Re: Perfect Cover?

Seeing what our UK politicos have done on YouTube etc., and their Twitter/Facebook stuff as reported in the press (I don't do Facebook or Twitter), perhaps ALL politicos and their ilk should be banned from the interwebs in general...

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Apple: Scrubbing may not yet have cleansed iThings of BLOOD

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Re: To be fair...

Of course it "ain't cool"'.

It's Jasper on his regular anti-Apple trollfest...

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ICO raps UK Student Loans Co for leaking MEDICAL files and more

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Of FAR more interest...

...would be the psychological profiles of the scum high-ups in the banks & loan companies who prey upon cater to students.

Any takers on almost 100% psychopaths?

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iDevice ransomware stalks OZ, demands payoff

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Yet again...

the inherent weakness in ANY system - iOS, Android, Windows, OSX, Linux - is the liveware.

PICNIC again.

Problem

In

Chair

Not

In

Computer

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Watch: Kids slam Apple as 'BORING, the whole thing is BORING'

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Does he?

Why?

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PayPal Manager bug left web stores open to cyber-burglars

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Makes a nice change...

To see someone:-

a) sort it out very quickly

b) put their hand up to it without equivocating woffle

c) say "thanks" to the finder.

It's a pleasant change. A pint for PayPal.

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Watch this! The changing face of malware

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Not surprised...

After all, operating systems are getting better & more security aware these days; so (to a degree) is utility software (even Flash, Acrobat etc.,) yet there's virtually no development in the weakest part of any system.

The Liveware.

The most prevalent virus I've come across in the last few years has had different effects, but it's all been the PICNIC virus:-

Problem In Chair Not In Computer.

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What's that crunching noise? Lenovo running over rivals' bones

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Really?

"China – the largest consumer of PCs on the planet"

Natch:- all those hacking cadres in the PLA to train...

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Tennessee bloke cuffed for attempting to shag ATM – police

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The old adage...

Bank screws man:- not news.

Man screws bank:- NEWS!

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We'd switch mobile networks, but we can't be bothered – survey

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Re: Glad I switched

...AND Three produce those very amusing commercials with dancing ponies, singing kittens and whatever they've got planned next.

A bit of silliness in a dull world never hurts...

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Comcast exec says wired broadband customers should pay-as-they-go

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Re: Perversely, I thought metering was sane.

If Ben Franklin were alive today:-

"There are only three things that are certain in life: death, taxes and being screwed by business"

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SMASH AND GRAB iThieves run car through front of Berkeley's Apple Store

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Re: Hasn't El Reg heard of ramraiding before?

@David 45

Local constabulary turning up @ 0200 to investigate a phoned-in robbery suspicion?

What a novel idea.

Ours (both of 'em) would be investigating B&Bs for not promoting equality of sexual orientation, or arresting people who used naughty words on Twitter. Or snoozing...

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Amazon granted patent for taking photos against a white background – seriously

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Re: Insane

...and if said vending machine is equipped with a Z80 or 6502 it will have far more intelligence/processing power/awareness than the USPTO has collectively.

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NHS patient data storm: Govt lords SLAP DOWN privacy protections

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Re: It might be illuminating ...

Cynicism is realism...

...at least, it is when the subject is The Palace of Westminster.

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PEAK APPLE: Mystery upstart to hurl iLord from its throne 'by 2020'

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@Roo - Re: Oh Yeah...?

And we plebs have eggs, as Prescott found out...

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