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* Posts by adam payne

347 posts • joined 15 Jun 2009

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Dodgy Norton update borks UNDEAD XP systems

adam payne

Re: equips tinfoil hat

Microsoft doesn't need to pay Symantec to break Windows. Symantec can do that all by themselves.

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Samsung threatens to cut ties with supplier over child labour allegations

adam payne

"Samsung has conducted three audits of Dongguan Shinyang since 2013 and said it had found no cases of child labour."

What type of audits were they?

Were they announced audits?

If companies such as Samsung and Apple are so bothered by this why don't they have surprise audits? or undercover workers?

These big companies only seem to care when things start making headlines.

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BOFH: You can take our lives, but you'll never take OUR MACROS

adam payne

This reminds me of a financial controller we had, the guy just wouldn't believe in was his spreadsheet causing the issue.

Excel using 900MB of RAM and pagefile size through the roof, horse to water and that kind of thing.

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Ofcom to BT Openreach: From now on, you'd better kill 70% of gremlins within 2 days

adam payne

A good goal but i'd like to see better customer services on the phone and an end to all the excuses they come out with.

Sending an hour on the phone being transferred through nine departments only to put back through to the first person I spoke to was ridiculous. Being told after all that time that the internet package we have doesn't support DNS was funny but not helpful. Google search and found in 30 seconds on their own forums.

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Quick Q: How many FLOPPIES do I need for 16 MILLION image files?

adam payne

Zip drive

Click click click click

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BRITS: Wanna know how late your train is? Now you can slurp straight from the source for free

adam payne

Re: Good Thing (TM)

Tony Blair had nothing to do with British Rail being privatised. Privatisation of BR started under John Mayor's Conservative government.

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Symantec: Antivirus is 'DEAD' – no longer 'a moneymaker'

adam payne
Pint

Time to celebrate

Symantec Anti-virus is a terrible product and compared the other offerings it doesn't detect 1/4 of what others can detect. It has bugs / security vulnerabilities, it's a resource hog and it doesn't like uninstalling itself.

A product i'm certainly not going to miss.

Bye Symantec don't come back too soon.

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Hacktivists hijack BNP Twitter account, crayon over leader Griffin's too

adam payne

Couldn't have happened to a nicer scumbag!

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Teen jailed for ARMED ROBBERY says he and pals had been inspired by Grand Theft Auto

adam payne

They've blamed games, films, music and everything else in between.

He stabbed her and he is the reason she is dead.

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10 PRINT "Happy 50th Birthday, BASIC" : GOTO 10

adam payne

Hello World

Hello World

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Titsup UK Border IT causes CHAOS at air and seaports in Blighty

adam payne

What, no backup system? or was that having an issue as well?

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UK.gov data sell-off row: HMRC denies claims it'll flog YOUR private info

adam payne

"Last year’s consultation made it very clear that there would be a rigorous accreditation process for anyone wanting access to the data and that any access would take place in a secure environment. Those accessing data would be subject to the same confidentiality provisions as HMRC staff, including a criminal sanction for unlawful disclosure of taxpayer information."

Rigorous accreditation process and confidentiality provisions really?!

Sorry but i'm not convinced by that statement.

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Ghosts of Christmas Past: Ten tech treats from yesteryear

adam payne

Atari 2600 = a mean machine.

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Cops: Bloke makes bet with wife. Wife loses - so hubby TASERS her

adam payne
Coat

Shocking! Sorry i'll get my coat.

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OH what a LOVELY, well-rendered WAR: Yes, it’s 'Call of Duty: Ghosts'

adam payne

Ghosts

Slim line story, big set pieces and lots of killing as you would expect in the single player campaign.

Multiplayer has some new killstreaks, new maps, new weapons etc but it still has the same old campers and spawn killers.

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Payday loans firm rapped for failing to register with Info Commissioner

adam payne

It sounds to me like this man should not be running a company.

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EasyJet wanted to fling me off flight for diss tweet, warns cyber-law buff

adam payne

Denying boarding for someone who is being disruptive or someone who is drunk I can understand but threatening someone over a twitter post seems a little over the top.

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'Bogus IT guys' slurp £1.3m from Barclays: Cybercops cuff 8 blokes

adam payne

I'm surprised there was no challenge for ID or verfication with their IT department. Did they have fake ID?

I'm shocked that they don't have or have lax device control security. I'd have expected a bank to take security seriously.

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David Attenborough warns that humans have stopped evolving

adam payne
Joke

A case for chavs to be stopped from breeding surely!

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Zuckerberg: I want the WHOLE WORLD in my hands

adam payne

I don't know about anyone else but I think these people might want access to safe drinking water, crops to feed themselves and maybe even a safe and stable country.

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Top Brit biz giants love to outsource IT so much, they're gonna do it more

adam payne

More people that still haven't learnt that outsourcing doesn't work.

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Did a bunch of bankers fax a stranger's sensitive privates to YOU?

adam payne

Sending records of that nature to the wrong fax number once is careless but doing so over a three year period and even when there is an ICO investigation going on is just plain negligent.

£75k is not a sizable fine.

Heads should roll over this.

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Apple will swap fanbois' killer phoney phone chargers for legit adapters

adam payne

Cheap knock offs are cheap for a reason.

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Hundreds of UK CSC staff face chop, told to train Indian replacements

adam payne

I guess these people still haven't learnt that outsourcing doesn't work.

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Terror cops swoop on couple who Googled 'backpacks' and 'pressure cooker'

adam payne

That must have been a scary situation.

How long before they turn up and excuse people of looking at suspected subversive websites?

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Chubby-chasing SEX TROLLS ran me offline, says fashion blogger

adam payne

Once you put pictures on the internet you have no control over them.

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Microsoft to Google: Please remove us from internet

adam payne

I wonder if they have an automatic system for starting lawsuits against other companies. If so they could start a lawsuit with themselves.

Now that would be funny.

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Sony and Panasonic plan 300GB Blu-Ray replacement for 2015

adam payne
Happy

300GB wow that's a disk.

Hopefully it won't be a big as a Laser Disk.

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Apple surrenders in 'app store' trademark suit against Amazon

adam payne

"Apple's Huguet said that Apple chose to drop the case now because its App Store brand had grown strong enough to not require additional legal protections. "

I guess that would translate as we couldn't win so we'll let them off.

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Texas teen jailed for four months over sarcastic Facebook comment

adam payne

Sounds like a kid that should have known better being stupid.

Freedom of speech is a good thing but there are some responsibilities that have to be observed when using it. The most important one being not talking complete ****.

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Samsung Galaxy S3 explodes, turns young woman into 'burnt pig'

adam payne

That's really going to hurt, good thing her boss kept a level head and put the fire out.

Thankfully i've never had this happen to me.

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'Momentous year' for TalkTalk as it surges from 3rd place to, er, 4th

adam payne

If that's a 'momentous year' what's a bad year?

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Next Xbox to be called ‘Xbox Infinity’... er... ‘Xbox’

adam payne

It will be interesting to see what they've come up with but i'm not sure about the always on function. If the console has the always on function I won't be buying one.

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Another blow for Flash as Unity gaming engine kills support

adam payne

Regardless of how you feel about using Flash one thing in certain it's a buggy mess.

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The ten SEXIEST computers of ALL TIME

adam payne
Thumb Up

The ZX Spectrum, helping nerds and geeks get laid since 1982.

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Star Trek phaser sells for a STUNNING $231,000

adam payne

A good addition to many Star Trek fans collection but I wouldn't pay that much.

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Parking ticket firm 'exposed private info' - ICO making enquiries

adam payne

"An ICO spokesperson said:

We have recently been made aware of a possible data breach involving UKPC, and are now making enquiries into the circumstances of the alleged breach before deciding what action, if any, needs to be taken."

Shouldn't that say what action will be taken.

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Microsoft Xbox gaffe reveals cloudy arrogance

adam payne

I don't agree with always on and I don't think I ever will. My console is not always on and I think I should be able to decide how I use the product I legally purchased.

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Windows XP support ends a year from … now!

adam payne

At first I didn't like XP that much but I got used to it. Now it's like those old comfortable slippers people have.

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adam payne

Re: The funts are still loose in the asylum!!

The cash machin at my local bank runs on XP. I know this because it got hung on the shut down screen.

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BIGGEST DDoS ATTACK IN HISTORY hammers Spamhaus

adam payne

Whether you agree or not with how anti-spam organisations operate, blocklists are a necessary evil.

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Next from Microsoft: 'Blue', the Windows 8 they hope you don't hate

adam payne

Windows 8 Second Edition?

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Bottomless, unsatisfied Xbox widow cuffed after boyf flees nookie

adam payne

Can't really judge as we don't have any information about the stare of their relationship.

First thought was turning down sex to play on an Xbox, someone needs to sort out their priorities.

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300 UK domains pilfered, MASSIVE security lapse blamed

adam payne
WTF?

This is just negligence plain and simple.

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New Japanese craze: Knickers for iPhones' nether regions

adam payne

Oh my!

If I Iphone hasn't got any pants on does this mean it's naked?

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Nursing watchdog fined £150k for confidential unencrypted DVD loss

adam payne

If there is lapse in basic procedure then someone needs to be held accountable.

With all the previous press coverage why did these people think it was OK to send disks out unencrypted?

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Burger King's tweets fried after hijackers pimp Big Macs

adam payne

Funny yes but hardly news worthy.

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New Zealand court hands out second peppercorn downloading penalty

adam payne

RIANZ has also told NZ Radio it believes installing a BitTorrent client is proof that an individual is sharing files illegally.

There was me thinking that BitTorrent also had legal applications as well. Oh well silly me.

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Tracy brothers are back: Thunderbirds Are Go! again in 5... 4... 3...

adam payne

Well I can't really complain about more Thunderbirds, how about more Captain Scarlet?

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US diplomat: If EU allows 'right to be forgotten' ... it might spark TRADE WAR

adam payne

"We have a right to privacy in our Constitution, but this does not mean a fundamental right to data protection,"

I'm sure it in the American Constitution but over here that means nothing. We have our laws and you have yours.

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