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* Posts by Redbaron

15 posts • joined 22 Oct 2008

Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores

Redbaron

Re: I guess it's for the best

A bit of gaff tape will hide the "b" quite nicely

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Firefox, is that you? Version 29 looks rather like a certain shiny rival

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Re: Nearly

Sticking a forward slash after the hostname was a workaround last time I used chrome

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RBS MELTDOWN LATEST: 'We'll be the bank we should be ... next YEAR maybe'

Redbaron

First Direct

I've been with them since soon after they opened too. I remember the special CD for dial-up (not internet) banking.

They've been great during all that time. Recommended.

Also have no idea about who does the IT, but I've yet to hear them say "sorry, sir, the system's down" when I call them. And they call me before charging me if I've made a right cockup of my account and there's not enough cash in there for a DD,

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NASA gets funding for Mars InSight mission in 2016

Redbaron

Re: Anyone else...

Yup, also isn't "Geodesy" specific to the rock we're currently on? I know Geology becomes Selenology when applied to the moon, so Mardesy perhaps?

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Ten... e-cars and hybrids

Redbaron

Re: Hot swapping batteries

Just install a petrol-powered generator at the petrol station...

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Dot-brand explosion will shell-shock lazy coders - ICANN

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Re: Re: Re: HOW?

Exactly! My email address is x@x.gg (for non-x values of x, obviously), and it seems half the website contact forms out there won't accept it.

They do, of course, accept invalid@email.address, and I put my real address in the comment. Or just boycott them for reasons of technical ineptitude.

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iPad 3 shell shots spied on web

Redbaron
FAIL

More worryingly...

They appear to be using an admin user to access the database on that website:

SQLSTATE[42000] [1203] User admin_matthew already has more than 'max_user_connections' active connections

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When geeks turn Green: Performance tune your energy bills

Redbaron

They also lock you into a 20-year (IIRC) contract, which will make it harder to sell your house if you intend to move during that time.

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RSA defends handling of two-pronged SecurID breach

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"However with the skill and degree of resources involved it could only have been a nation state."

I would suggest it could only have been anything but.

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Apple cofounder Steve Jobs is dead at 56

Redbaron

death, not that big of a deal. Sent from my iPhone.

RIP Steve, you mercurial visionary.

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Boffins take REMOTE CONTROL of HUMAN HAND

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Stelarc

was doing this sort of thing YEARS ago

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Google opens Chrome Web Store to world+dog

Redbaron
FAIL

And if you google for "chrome web store"...

...this message serves as the summary in the search results:

"Sorry, we don't support your browser just yet. You'll need Google Chrome to install apps, extensions and themes.Download Google Chrome."

Guess they didn't add their spider to the list of supported browsers...

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Google plugs your surf history into ad money machine

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I love ads

Well, I hardly ever see them (various FF plugins), but if I do have to see the buggers I'd rather they were about things that interest me rather than cialis and that ilk.

Sometimes maybe I would actually be interested in a new canoe paddle, if it's a good deal at the right price :)

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E-voting glitches hamper elections in seven states

Redbaron

It's democracy!

Just not as we know it, Jim.

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Believe your own hype - always

Redbaron

Nice rant

Keep it up!

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