* Posts by Lionel Baden

1504 posts • joined 4 Dec 2008

Hoaxer posing as GCHQ boss prank-calls PM Cameron

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Re: Two very different incidents

That really sounds like a challenge !!

i would word that differently If I were you

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Is it humanly possible to watch Gigli and Battlefield Earth back-to-back?

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Re: I reckon that I have something...

Hey !!!

I really enjoyed that film as a kid ... I was probably a bit young to be watching it but, HEY !!! all the same

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Hola HoloLens: Reg man gets face time with Microsoft's holographic headset

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google glass

So why did google suddenly shelve google glass ?

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It's 2015 and default creds can brick SOHO routers

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I've said it before.

I still dont know if its right though. If somebody were to go round bricking / attacking every device available online, customer and then in turn the companies might take security a little more seriously !!

Yes if this affected me, i t would be a massive pain and i would but upset and angry, but how long till i directed that anger towards the manufacturer.

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Microsoft wants LAMP for wireless mobe charger

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why use a Kinect ?

Would not it be more efficient to link the phone up to the beamer via wireless / bluetooth, then only do select parts of the room and measure the charging level, it cant be hard to program a game of

your getting warmer ... warmer ... Sizzling .... RED HOT .....

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Spotify flips bird at Taylor Swift, adds MILLIONS more users

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Re: Pricey

I have tried netflix twice now and cancelled it twice.

Spotify does "just work"

You can install it on any number of devices you own, you can download for offline play (dodgy signal area) They have a decent catalogue, although not 100% complete it is pretty damn good.

It is a solution that works for the customer, not the producer.

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Samsung’s SUPER-speedy SSD is a real power-sipper

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Re: And again !!!

DRY MY TEARS, ITS TIME TO CHEER !!!!

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Re: And again !!!

**sniff

ok :(

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And again !!!

Samsung are just showing off now !!!

AND I LOVE IT (proud 850 evo owner now)

Cant wait till these get built into the latest batch of phones !

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Get your special 'sound-optimising' storage here, hipsters

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Holmes

great article

can we dig a bit deeper in the article please, I need to know what sort of Fidelity NAS that Spotify are using. We might be getting cheated !!!

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Elite:Dangerous goes TITSUP

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Mate of mine has this issue, what was your workaround ?

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Re: Another One...

I don't think Elite was ever designed as a competitor to Eve in any way.

just because they are both in space, does not mean they compete. Elite was designed to be a follow-on of Elite.

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Space Commanders lock missiles on Elite's Frontier Devs

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Re: Still waiting for a free trial

@alien8n

CLEAN YOUR COMPUTER OUT!

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well

I just want a cloth to clean the damn inside of my cockpit in the Cobra MKIII The streaks from the dirty shammy are really pissing me off !!!!

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Gaming's driving ambitions: The Crew and Grand Theft Auto V

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Re: Always online requirement? No sale.

A bit unfair you have been given two downvotes.

Its a fair comment, although I have to say I would feel quite hurt if my internet was slow / non existent. But an answer to you would of been better than a downvote.

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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Don mind th enw layout, but the popup on the main title is quite annoying.

Thank you for asking us for feedback

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This week it rained in San Francisco and the power immediately blew out. Your tech utopia

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Re: WTF

We had the office party last night .. I AM NOT CURRENTLY EQUIPPED TO DEAL WITH CHANGE !!!

*icon for the hangover

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VISUALISED: The Golden Vulture Dropping of Excellence

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Well its a gold dropping, so therfore it has been mounted on a "shady" stand

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Sink your teeth into OCZ's ARC 100 SSD sizzler with tasty home-grown chips

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Dear father christmas !!

Due to the small form factor this would fit perfectly into my stocking !!

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EE's not-spot-busting small cell trial delights Cumbrian villagers

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well...

I do wonder what the latency is like and, to describe it as broadband is probably stretching it a bit far.

Its not like your going to be happy streaming TV or youtube vids on your mobile data package!

Would much like to see this as a stopgap solution, not as a replacement.

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Men, Women and Children: Shows how crap the internet is via the medium of crap film

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Re: This is not a comedy

They only seemed to forget to iclude the "internet will turn you into an exploding jihadist" bit. I guess that takes one star off their rating...

1 New Keyboard please !!

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NASA 'nauts have a go on Star Trek replicator IN SPAAAAACE (sort of)

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Re: Magnetic wall

I was hoping the lower pressure environment, would resolve the floating non ferrous materials, including plastic shavings etc etc

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Paris Hilton

Magnetic wall

Why not have a magnetic wall in a sealed lower pressure section for Machine shop ?

*paris, because somebody must of thought of that already ??? or I am missing an obvious massive flaw

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Hacker dodges FOUR HUNDRED YEARS in cooler for SCANNING sites

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FAIL

why ....

ran a script from his computer

Am i the only who thinks this is similar to doing a bank robbery in your own car ?

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Rosetta science team thinks Philae might come to life in the spring

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Re: Faced to detonate?

Just click on tips and corrections.

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Hi-torque tank engines: EXTREME car hacking with The Register

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Car mods

I have a 2cv, and when I found out that we had a third child on the way, I was faced with a choice.

New 7 seater car......

Nope Lets make my car wider to accomadate 3 car seats :D so rather than just cut in half and add a bit in the middle, The magic of it was that the car is technically no wider as I have flat rear wings now, but gained about a foot extra width at shoulder height in the back due to just pulling the sides of the car out and adding two strips down the side. The rear end is wider though, and the sides taper out over the door area.

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Boffins find Jackie Chan's SUPERCOP is good for something

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better not use the new batman

Its so gloomy no light will ever reach the panels !!!

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Re: Finally a use for Zoolander.

I have absolutely no idea why, but for some reason i actually enjoyed that film......

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Reuse the Force, Luke: SpaceX's Elon Musk reveals X-WING designs

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well

How else do you think he has been doing so well !!!

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I need a password to BRAKE? What? No! STOP! Aaaargh!

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Re: Negative view on Sat nav

May i recommend Waze for those who like real time traffic updates. Free on android, personally i find the address lookup a bit poor, but otherwise for routing and traffic flow calculations it is really good

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Webcam hacker pervs in MASS HOME INVASION

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Re: Obligatory xkcd reference

@AC

Yeah but now i Cant use "Batterystaple" !! somebody else has already used it !!!

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On that note, it would be slightly more altruistic to create a site that went round and turned off all these devices with default passwords. call up support my device keeps turning off ? have you changed the password ... till they want to remove the amount of calls and send out the devices with random passwords.

Not sure how many people would get upset, but it would do everybody a great favor !!!

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Re: Why remove it ?

I wonder if the people who sell these things should have more of a duty of care to include clear warnings of the dangers of lax security configuration?

Which in turn will only happen when things like these happen,

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Why remove it ?

Is it not better that something like this exists, The worst that can come from this is, that Companies start sending out devices without default passwords / people start learning some basic security measures.

You only learn to not touch the hot oven, by burning yourself.

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Google bags OBSCENELY LARGE Times Square ad space for New Year's

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Re: Don't think you meant that...

so not quite the 8 stories they said in the story !!

more like 4 max, or is this times square in pigmy land?

And yes the pixel density issue.

Please can you take this reporter out back and spank him / her with a leather strap !

THOU SHALT NOT COPY PASTE WITHOUT READING

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YIKES: Combination of LIVING WOMAN and MACHINE sighted in NYC

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Re: Oh man

Exactly what i thought as well !! not sexist at all

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US Marshals commit DIRTBOX INTRUSION on Americans, says report

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Re: Nothing to hide nothing to fear

"Until your phone imei is often coincidently found in these fishing expeditions & you'll suddenly find you're self under increased scrutiny from the security services for no good reason other than some bad guys happen to be doing business in your locality."

Im really sorry, but if you live in a dodgy neighborhood, your going to get stopped and questioned if your around the scene of crimes.

e.g. If I walk past a drug dealer who is just getting busted then police would question and search me, as they should !!!! Nobody in their right mind would question this procedure?!?!

I really dont get why there is such a massive problem with this ? just because its a phone ?

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This will be down to the phone manufacturer's not the phone companies I would of thought.

And this would end up a phone companies wet dream, if it came true.

Support Center: No sorry Sir, you cannot change to X phone company with your current phone. Its security is locked to our phone network for your safety in mind. And no they wont accept phones with custom firmware, you must run official software from us only, yes i know we track everything and spam you with adverts you love, but its in your best interest.

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Re: Nothing to hide nothing to fear

well that's just common sense tbh, If a innocent bystander is found @ 3 separate bank robberies on cctv, it would be stupid of police to ignore that and not investigate.

Now to Charge/Arrest/Imprison somebody for being in the area on separate occasions that would be a different matter altogether and unacceptable, but investigate is perfectly fine, and I would prefer that they would be switched on enough to do so.

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Re: Dirtboxes being used by dirtbags!!

Sorry wait, I dont see why you would disprove of this?

Maybe I am missing something here, Somebody is naughty, they send a plane up to look for their phone?

We could complain about ANPR while were at it too in that case.

I understand there is a massive backlash regarding state surveillance, but from what i read they are just searching for specific phones, this isn't some nationwide surveillance on tap to whatever agency wants to peek at it.

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The Nokia ENIGMA THING and its SECRET, TERRIBLE purpose

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Re: I like the Reg staff's ideas better, but...

that would be nice,

so its a pc ?

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Broadband sellers in the UK are UP TO no good, says Which?

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well....

Nice to see they have finally cottoned on to this practice, at least it didn't take to long!

Now to see nothing happen about it.

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Moshi Monsters' daddy Mind Candy: Falling sales, £2.2m loss...

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Re: "...nothing for the early users who grew up..."

There is some guy on YouTube

Scott Manley

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Re: "...nothing for the early users who grew up..."

Mine watches minecraft videos all the time too ... I dont get it either

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Hey, you, PHONE-FACE! Kickstarter in-car mobe mount will EMBED your phone into your MUG

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tehee

Oh brilliant Friday Article, Many thanks !!!

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Microsoft's TV product placement horror: CNN mistakes Surface tabs for iPAD STANDS

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Re: Different types of product placement

Unlike Microsoft Apple NEVER pays for product placement.

So you believe what some corporate shill is telling you ?

I'm guessing you believe the new iphone is really that much better than the old one too.

as the other poster said, how are you going to explain the gaff regarding Joan Rivers ?

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Rich techbro CEOs told to SLEEP ROUGH before slamming the poor

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Re: New depths of stupid plumbed by ... the above

That doesn't actually cause me a massive problem, certainly not one so severe as nowhere safe & warm for my family to rest and no food in their bellies.

That may be so in your case, but were not talking about you, we are talking about people who can barely cover basic bills before running out of money.

I'm probably going to stop commenting here even though i have alot to say as I am going to get upset and shout. I spent two years working sinking further and further into debt because of this very issue, so please don't tell me it doesn't exist. It bloody well does.

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Means nothing

"We need to get CEOs to do two things: live on food stamps for a week, or spend a night in a homeless shelter,"

its after months of going hungry and the absolute fear that you cannot afford food, that really brings home how precious things can be.

Now I could probably go a week with 1 meal every 2 or 3 days

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Google Glassholes haven't achieved 'social acceptance' - report

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It can be accepted

Just get rid of the camera, lots of people dislike having a picture taken, even more so if they find out after the fact.

i would love to view data on the go, but cause other people discomfort .... no thanks

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How Hollywood film-makers wove proper physics into Interstellar

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Re: yes i am being a cynic.

Its a way of presenting an idea, or a thought to another person.

I am all for the use of proper physics in film's, but alas I do believe that it is not for science that they chose to do it in this manner, it was lack of (good/better) options. Most likely they didn't know how to portray it.

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