* Posts by Martin 47

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US Navy's newest ship sets sail with Captain James Kirk at the bridge

Martin 47

Re: Boondoggle.

I think the phrase your looking for is 'pork barrel politics'

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North Korea is capable of pwning Sony. Whether it did is another matter

Martin 47

Virtually everything you need to harden a network to the point of complete invulnerability is available free of charge

Really, I think the article your commenting on disagrees with you somewhat.

As do I

Bet you work for Sony

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GCHQ goes all Cool Dad and tags the streets of Shoreditch with job ads

Martin 47
Joke

Re: Too much good TV on El Reg lately

You got a link to this other el reg site your on about?

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Roamers rejoice! Google Maps gets offline regional navigation

Martin 47

Re: Here Maps

.....and Nokia here works fine offline on Android too (and probably other OS's)

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Royal Mail mulls drones for rural deliveries

Martin 47

......and just how is the drone or driverless truck going to post a letter through a letterbox?

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Ice volcanoes just part of Plutonic pandemonium

Martin 47

Re: Fact check on aisle 7

'Hummocky' is one of those words which are scientifiky longhand for 'WTF'

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TPP: 'Scary' US-Pacific trade deal published – you're going to freak out when you read it

Martin 47

Cos all those pitchforks you bought will go to waste

I don't think so

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Microsoft's 'Arrow' Android launcher flies into Play store

Martin 47

Re: Shell convergence > OS Convergence > device convergence?

Well its a bit early but, go on then, I'll have a pint of whatever your drinking

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Rosetta probe delivers jaw-to-the-floor find: Molecular oxygen

Martin 47

So the comets atmosphere is almost 4% oxygen? OK it's 4% of not a lot but bloody hell 'jaw dropping' is pretty apt.

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Huawei Q3 shipments soar, expects to shift 100 million mobes abroad this year

Martin 47

Huawei has been largely frozen out of the US market, after the White House cited national security concerns.

Well that caused a spike in my irony meter.

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Court to Wikimedia: Your NSA spying evidence is inadmissable, so you can't prove NSA spying

Martin 47

Re: Translation:

.......and of course the NSA has all the judges browsing history

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We can't all live by taking in each others' washing

Martin 47

Oooh look what I found http://www.timworstall.com/

As others have said its a shame that el reg can no longer afford him, must be all those ad blockers were using

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If MR ROBOT was realistic, he’d be in an Iron Maiden t-shirt and SMELL of WEE

Martin 47

Re: Say what you like about Hollywood Hackers

I particularly love the ones who can stare at a screen of hex and infer something important for the plot from it (beyond 'oh look, a bunch of hex')

I can do that, after staring at the screen for less than 30 seconds I regularly (used) to infer that I am not down the pub at the moment but soon will be.

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CISA blowup: 'Web giants sharing private info isn't about security – it's state surveillance'

Martin 47

Ooh look at the pretty smoke reflected in those mirrors

Would someone care to explain how the American senate improving (or removing) privacy rights for American citizens has any effect on non existent privacy rights for non Americans?

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Mold whine: Soylent superfood shipments stopped by spore scare

Martin 47

Re: Nice deflective wording

What they actually mean is

'The bloke who pours the gloop into the bottles from a bucket lost the funnel'

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VW’s case of NOxious emissions: a tale of SMOKE and MIRRORS?

Martin 47

Re: Gaming the system

The obvious answer is that all manufacturers are doing it.

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Google accuses SEO biz Local Lighthouse of false claims, robo-calls

Martin 47

Honest cold call company's?

If somehow we could get rid of these companies whilst keeping the honest ones, the process would be much more accepted.

Well yes but only because there aren't any 'honest' cold call company's

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Boffins learn to send boredom-beating suggestions to smartphone-fondlers

Martin 47

I think I would be finding a new favourite bar.

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The 100GB PHONE! Well, it has shades of Chrome, so not quite

Martin 47

Re: Stunned.....

Have Google got a new logo? You would have thought someone would have mentioned it

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Google ready for another pop at India, with Android One in hand

Martin 47

Re: Read the reviews

hmmm ........ and I wonder what the specs of a sub $50 phone will be?

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Perhaps middle-aged blokes SHOULDN'T try 34-hour-long road trips

Martin 47

Re: Lane merging

Actually it appears we do, I think it's something like 'the one who bottles it first gives way'

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Ant-Man: Big ideas, small payoff

Martin 47

Should you go watch it? Why not?

Because you will just encourage 'them' to keep making crappy films out of (possibly) good ideas

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Stratosphere protects WASP's hot body, say boffins

Martin 47

Re: @x7

Pish, use enough gaffer tape and she'll be right.

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Remake, remodel: Toshiba Chromebook 2

Martin 47

Re: Grace period on Google cloud storage

I am pretty sure Google never actually delertes anything. The only thing that 'expires' is your ability to access them

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Couple sues estate agent who sold them her mum's snake-infested house

Martin 47

Re: Inspections dont work in the UK

Some of us in the UK realized that a while ago and employ a proper structural engineer, the cost is not much more than a bog standard 'survey'

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Tossed all your snaps into the new Google Photos? You read the terms, right? ... RIGHT?

Martin 47

Re: re: update

"Google Photos will not use images or videos uploaded onto Google Photos commercially for any promotional purposes, unless we ask for the user's explicit permission."

I note that he doesn't say that permission will need to be given, just that 'they' will ask for it.

......and once you have uploaded photos to them don't even think about changing your mind and trying to delete them, the most you can do is delete your own access to them.

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Google spins up 'FREE, unlimited' cloud photo storage 4 years before ad giant nixes it

Martin 47

Re: privacy...

'If you want absolute security then you need a paid cloud service.'

Hahaha, oh be still my aching sides.

Absolute security and cloud, really?

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South Korea mandates spyware installation on teenagers' smartphones

Martin 47

Re: But what do they hope to find out?

So what would stop you licking a cats genitals then?

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You can't put a price on LOVE, says Apple after court's Samsung payout slash

Martin 47

Re: WTF?

Calm down dear, you should note that it doesn't say that it was emailed to el reg.

I suspect The Reg has found it moire effective to make friend's with GCHQ

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ALIEN HUNT: Water similar to life-bearing Earth lakes FOUND ON MOON of Saturn

Martin 47

Re: Good lord, you are hitting new lows

Some of us went to school a long (long long) while ago and then went on to do more specialized education consequently, while others may view us as intelligent (possibly) we, and the article author, are quite aware that there may be huge chasms of forgotten knowledge in our lumps of grey matter.

........although of course some of us are just thick and need to be spoon feed this scientificy type stuff.

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Ding-dong, the cloud calling: The Ring Video Doorbell

Martin 47

That's what I thought but at least you will be able to watch the thieves on HD video while they do it.

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18-wheeler ROBOT JUGGERNAUT hits Nevada's highways. Cower, fleshies!

Martin 47

Re: Won't work in England.

Have a down vote for being (possibly) the annoying ejit driving at 43 mph on a clear road this morning oblivious to all the traffic qued behind him.

Made me glad I was on the bandit :-)

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WHY can't Silicon Valley create breakable non-breakable encryption, cry US politicians

Martin 47

Re: My Lord, I have a cunning plan...

Have an upvote for the Blackadder reference

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Daddy Dyson keeps it in the family and hoovers up son’s energy biz

Martin 47

I am quietly proud of the fact that I have no idea which vacuum cleaner is best.

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Nokia may tell struggling HERE Maps division to get lost – report

Martin 47

I hope whoever buys it doesn't bugger it up to much as it seems to be the best navigation thingy on my phone.

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Ban Minecraft? That's jive, Turkey!

Martin 47

Re: Turkey is a corrupt, filthy, backward shithole

Istanbul is one of my favorite cities, and that's mainly down to the people that live there.

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Your hard drives were RIDDLED with NSA SPYWARE for YEARS

Martin 47

Re: And of course

It's time for some _really_ open source computers.

.......and NSA will kindly supply some people to help compile it free of charge.

I think its time to invest in some typewriter manufacturers.

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

Martin 47

munters rejoice

Beer goggles, they have gone and made real beer goggles!

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Microsoft just saved Windows Phone... Now stop whining

Martin 47

Re: Microsoft's handling of Windows Phone has been inept

Well said that man, I also like my 1320 but come replacement time I cannot see me buying another windows phone.

But hey, it was kinda nice while it lasted.

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So - you thought you knew all about the INSTANT COFFEE DUNES of TITAN?

Martin 47

The research was published in hefty boffinry mag Nature

So what mag do skinny boffinry get published in?

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BLAST-OFF! BOAT FREE launch at last. Orion heads for SPAAAAACE

Martin 47

Re: Typo? No, they use Farhenheit

You do know that the metric system has far more advantages than just counting in 10's don't you?

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Philae healthier... beams CHEESE: Proud ESA shows off FIRST COMET SURFACE PIC

Martin 47

Awesome, just bloody awesome.

Well done and thanks to all involved

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Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST

Martin 47

I quite like the one year battery life on my vivofit, just sayin'.......

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Space exploration is just so lame. NEW APPS are mankind's future

Martin 47

....... and another thumbs up for a badge.

Perhaps, just to help out you understand, all those in favour could just up vote this post? ;-)

.... although all those against can bugger off

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Nokia Lumia 735: Ignore the selfie hype, it's a grown-up phone

Martin 47

I just plug my 625 into the PC and copy and paste from phone folder to PC folder no need for any fancy software, I assume its the same for any windows phone isn't it?

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Google Apple grapple brings crypto cop block to Android

Martin 47

Out of curiosity, does it also have ixquick?

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Nowtv

Martin 47

Nowtv

I see Nowtv are having 'issues' getting the latest episode (season 4 episode 8) of Game of Thrones working, anyone any idea what the problem is?

Well apart from the fact I subscribed to NowTV obviously

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Connecting Gmail to Google+ is SENSELESS, says Digg founder

Martin 47

Re: If full integration is what they are ....

Been there done that, and for £150 a Nokia 625 has been surprisingly good so far.

I suspect Microsoft will bugger it up in a year or two though so I would recommend you to make hay while the sun shines.

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Martin 47

Well I tried to follow your link to 'zombie' my google+ account but it wants me to log in first which is a slight problem because I have no idea what my Google plus email address is, I set one up years ago to access the play store, and I have even less chance of remembering my password.

But hey, I opened the link to log in so that's one more 'active' Google plus member this month I suppose.

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Saucy Snapchat addicts EXPOSED: Exploit code to poke holes goes wild

Martin 47

Its main use seems to be for food 'porn' in this household.

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