* Posts by Danny 14

3095 posts • joined 15 Jun 2009

Jeremy Hunt: Telcos must block teens from sexting each other

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Re: What planet do these people live on?

There have been a few independents that have stood out.

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Oh dear, Microsoft: UK.gov signs deal with LibreOffice

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Re: WTF is that picture?

Outlook is the sole reason we use office (it is just as cheap to license outlook for us as it is office). Our WinOS, CALS and office are bundled together as part of our core desktop license bundle (office is effectively free when we do this).

If it wasn't for the reliance on outlook then we would be down the road too - I at least have LO installed alongside as the DEFAULT in hopes that people will use it more. Unfortunately I haven't found a way around outlook (without resorting to individual email, communicator/lync/skype, task, calendar apps)

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100k+ petition: MPs must consider debating Snoopers' Charter again

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Re: Well...

or mandated DPI and retention. Perhaps those who are obfuscating will go into a "look more deeply" pile.

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Re: Oh dear

Shit. Ben Dover, Mike Hunt was on that list too. And Phil MacCrackin.

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Three certainties in life: Death, taxes and the speed of light – wait no, maybe not that last one

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Re: peer-reviewable and repeatable experiment proposal @ST

but that wouldn't work as you wont build a time machine in the future to give to your past self. The paradox wouldn't correct.

However, if you FOUND the plans to a time machine, don't forget to put the plans there in the past.

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Re: FTLparticles

light can be "stopped" in 0k rubidium condensate (well, held in an excited state). That being said, your hand would also have issues in the same.

superluminal effects can only be observed and it is probably the observations that are incorrect (incorrect as in there are ways to explain why they appear to be superluminal). Ironically, one of the effects is the expansion of space itself, some objects are moving away from us as at an observable "greater than c"

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Re: Rats...

not really, it depends on what you mean by FTL. If it means that you set off at point A and got to point B before a beam of light from point A got to point B then you have travelled effectively FTL but that doesn't mean you went from point A to point B via the same course as the beam of light.

You still cant travel faster than light in a straight line but there are no real boundaries on (say) the theory of folding or wormhole or extradimensional rifts. By their nature these are outside our current laws and understandings.

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Re: today tomorrow

or perhaps our current "vacuum" isn't a vacuum at all, perhaps it has something that we haven't detected yet, but this "something" was more/less abundant previously. Thus in the same way light is altered by the refractive index, this "something" also has a refractive index that is negative to our eyes (or rather our definition of a vacuum being 1 is wrong)

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Airbus flies new plane for the first time

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Re: First Flight Challenges

The X15 gets my nod for fearless test pilots. The whole shebang could have blown at any second, it leaked, the avionics were naff, the ejector seat was "probably work up to a speed, after that better to be blown up". It had 3 control systems depending on your speed, each with a different joystick and "throttle" and "forward" headrest for deceleration! More over, many of its pilots instantly qualified as astronauts based on height achieved. It still holds the record for fastest manned powered aircraft.

remarkable little spaceplane.

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No spoilers! Norway won't tell Snowden if US will snatch him on a visit

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Re: Correction: Advanced?

or was it advanced weather? Perhaps they can only give judgement when the forecasts are given?

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That would look like a proper checkpoint Charlie exchange. I don't want to google and spoil the image in my head of a band playing on the Normway side of a bridge with some large BMWs on the Russianside of the bridge. Snowden picking up a package in the middle whilst a few plain dressed people (talking into their lapels) sit in plain looking SUVs watch on (from the Norway side).

Ok, so I watched bridge of spies the other week....

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San Francisco's sinking luxury Millennium Tower: Tilt spotted FROM SPACE

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Re: Timber!

surely that would be a million to one chance.

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Geo-boffins say 'quake lifted bits of New Zealand by 8 metres, moved at 3km/second

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Whilst of comedic value, Ryanair might only be the national express of the sky but I paid the same this year (for 2017 summer) as i did for the last 4 years to go to gran canaria. Their prices have remained pretty much the same (book early, dont care about boarding or seat booking extras and take 1 small case).

Their flights from prestwick are on time and i expect them to be spartan. The only extra i pay is the CC charge for section 75.....

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Windows cmd.exe deposed by PowerShell

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Re: But muh scripts!

I too use simple batch files in GPOs to do simple tasks in startup /logon. The overhead in powershell wouldnt be unnoticed.

Not a good move.

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Gone in 70 seconds: Holding Enter key can smash through defense

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Re: The rest of the disk is still encrypted

Library machines tend to be more useful when people have physical access to them.

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UK NHS 850k Reply-all email fail: State health service blames Accenture

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Re: The usual suspects

Plus not having a sensible max recipients on the email server was a massive fail.

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Just add a mail rule with the subject until it blows over.

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Panicked WH Smith kills website to stop sales of how-to terrorism manuals

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[Redacted] is a much better book. It concerns the onteraction of [redacted] with [redacted] yielding far greater results. Since supermarkets sell [redacted] and building merchants ask no questions about [redacted] you can be on your merry way in no time.

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Re: What's the thinking?

Since the lizard GCHQ overlords OWN duckduckgo then why go to the bother?

Mobile post wont let me put tinfoil icon :(

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Re: Sites?

My daughter's school chemistry book has revision on the nitrification of benzene. It warns to keep the temperature low otherwise it makes TNT! Obvious terrorist training!

BAN CHEMISTRY! THINK OF THE CHILDREN!

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The Reg seeks online community manager

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I hate twitter, facebook and linkedin. Can i have the job?

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Ireland to fight against billing Apple for back-taxes

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Nope. They couldnt afford to k9ve back to the pund. They only reason they make money is due to these tax deals being useful to large EU trading corporations.

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How could things get worse for Samsung? Glad you asked

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Re: Exploding Washing Machines

Up until 2014 samsung made LOADS of things that explode through their weapons manufacturing samsung techwin arm. They sold that division to Hanwha though.

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Unstoppable Huawei draws level with Apple

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Re: There are no constants in this world.

New toblerone looks stupid with all those gaps.

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El Paso city bungs $3.2m to email crooks pretending to be bosses

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Re: I've got this plan for a bridge in London ...

I thought the millennium bridge had been built?

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Re: .

Your account number is similiar to mine! 58008618

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World-leading heart hospital 'very, very lucky' to dodge ransomware hit

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Re: Prepare

Im guessing that you have health insurance because your insurance comapnies have a good hold in your government system. We still have a tiny bit of sanity left in ours.

For how long I cannot say :(

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Re: Bleedin' obvious

Good luck convincing consultant surgeons that they cannot email word documents to each other.

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Re: £80,672-£161,345 (€90,000-€180,000).

What is the reg units for salary? Pints or kebabs?

20k pints is a decent salary.

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Brexit judgment could be hit for six by those crazy Supreme Court judges, says barrister

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Re: Parliament must vote

Well the Scottish MPs will vote against brexit. And there will be a fair few dissenters. The regions that voted leave may not have a large mp presence either.

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Re: Media and entertainment

It means 'thank fuck for my Irish grandfather' and scottish grandmother if it ever came to that.

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MacBook headphone hell

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Re: @Wibble

I jad no odea about that peter belt stuff. Man thats some fucked up money sink for the gullible.

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Adobe emits emergency patch for Flash hole malware is exploiting right this minute

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Re: When your health insurance web site requires flash

Phone them?

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No nudes, bloated apps, Android sucks and 497 other complaints about Apple to the FTC

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Re: Extended coverage

"Im sorry Dave, im afraid i cant save that. Im keeping those photos for ..later..."

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So long Vine, your six seconds of internet fame are over

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People still "hoover" the floor these days (other vacuuming products are available) but xeroxing things has pretty much gone now.

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Re: Don't worry

Goatse gif. Not even bleach will clean your eyes enough.

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Lenovo downward dogs with Yoga BIOS update supporting Linux installs

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We had a similar issue with sandisk ssds. Back when SSDs were expensive we had 15k vostro laptops and 15k SSDs for a laptop-per-child scheme. Dell were in the loop but the sandisk ssds refused to work with the vostros when encrypted. We thought the firmware was iffy (the kingston and OCZ worked fine but were 7 more per unit. Intel also worked but were way too expensive). Sandisk refused to acknowledge an issue so we eventually went with kingston and bit the bullet on cost. That cost sandisk about three quarter of a million.

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Squeaky bum time for Apple: It hasn’t made enough iPhone 7 Pluses

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Re: Pixel

Youre a techie and you voluntarily went to a cpw shop?

My god man.

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App proves Rowhammer can be exploited to root Android phones – and there's little Google can do to fully kill it

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Re: ASLR

VMs with dynamic memory allocation should also help as the hypervisor wont be mapping memory sequentially.

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Re: ECC is not a defense

Faster refresh will mitigate.

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Re: Reliability

ECC is not totally immune to ECC. At best 2 bit errors will halt the system (DoS your server). Some ECC is more susceptible https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LT54Jq_0kJk#t=26m25s

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Smoking hole found on Mars where Schiaparelli lander, er, 'landed'

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Re: It's WAR

Million to one say you? Everyone knows THOSE odds come true 9 times out of 10.

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DNS devastation: Top websites whacked offline as Dyn dies again

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Most companies run their own dns caching as part of their proxies (i imagine, we do to cut down on requests) so this will hit general public more. In fact i only noticed the issues when i switched from wifi to data on my phone.

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Who killed Cyanogen?

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Re: They needed an alternative to Play Store and Play Services

They would only have gotten really shitty if cyanogen had a full featured working store that google couldnt cream off.

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Re: Full list, please

Dont forget blaming people posting as AC.

Dirt eating peasants.

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US reactor breaks fusion record – then runs out of cash and shuts down

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Re: Dead End

The MIT tokamak might not have been a leap to commercial hrade production but it was a leap to greater understanding

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Blighty's Home Office database blunders will deprive hundreds of GB driving licences

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Re: Archibald Tuttle, not Archibald Buttle!!

Talk to huntapac, they risk going bankrupt due to lack of workers. They need minimum wage workers for packing veg. No locals will work there (simple work but plentiful). Once the students go back to uni tthey need foreign workers.

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Multi-lock ransomware

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Re: I hate to give the opposition ideas, ...

Surely the next step is people using independent backups (that wont be encrypted at the same time)

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The IRS spaffed $12m on Office 365 subscription IT NEVER USED

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Re: Not just government

We get o365 for free with our core desktop office and cals. Never used it, never set it up and ive certainly not told staff. Seems the IRS was getting a bum deal.

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The exploding Note 7 is no surprise – leaked Samsung doc highlights toxic internal culture

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Re: #nothingtodowithnote7

I thought it was caused by shit batteries?

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