* Posts by The Vociferous Time Waster

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Rocket Kittens target defence and IT bods from Europe & Israel

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Almost word for word

do you guys at EL Reg wear out your CTRL, C and V keys quickly?

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Web geeks grant immortality to Sir Terry Pratchett – using smuggled web code

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Re: To the miserable git

Ditto

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Osbo: Choose a f*cking IoT fridge. Choose spirit-crushing driverless cars

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Re: The two-fridge dig

Yet 'red ed' and all the middle class goons in Labour keep making those same jibes. How many millionaires on the red benches? http://www.spectator.co.uk/spectator-life/spectator-life-life/9022871/socialist-climbing/

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Ark scoops £700m to host ALL UK.gov's data centre needs

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Well

its not one of the usual suspects so perhaps we can be optimistic

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OK, they're not ROBOT BUTLERS, but Internet of Home 'Things' are getting smarter

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Ifttt

such a glossed over mention of Ifttt.com considering a lot of the kit mentioned works with it. Why have compatibility between all things when you can have a neat orchestration layer to control all those APIs

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Netflix: Look folks, it's net neutrality... HA, fooled you

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Australia

in Australia the cost of bandwidth has been traditionally high because there is only limited capacity into the country. If Netflix want to foot that bill and deliver the content direct into the 'in country' ISP through peering or a local CDN then they don't even need to pay the ISP. The ISP is not paying for the international transit costs so delivering Netflix to their customers is a cost neutral proposition.

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Shove off, ugly folk, says site for people who love themselves

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Re: Tawnie Lynn (pictured)

Still would though

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UK spaceport, phase two: Now where do we PUT the bleeding thing?

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Re: "no UK Government ever spends any money west of Bristol"

Plymouth has an airport and direct train to London via Bristol

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Re: "no UK Government ever spends any money west of Bristol"

RNAS Culdrose was in Cornwall last time I checked.

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Mummy, what's the point of Evgeny Morozov's tedious columns?

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Twitter

this is a bit like slagging off a celeb on Twitter and using their handle in the hope they see it and respond - they usually don't

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We've all done it

At school we got told off so we waited until the playground to say what we should have said back. At work we get hassle from our boss so we go home and tell our partners how we were right all along and in the pub when we get threatened by a big bloke we go put on some bravado to our mates. We all find a friendly and submissive audience when we have been challenged.

This is no different, rather than pointing out why he thinks he is not wrong to the person who thinks he is wrong he just comes here and explains it to a placid audience who doesn't care.

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Telly behemoths: Does size matter?

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A friend across the pond

a friend from across the pond once told me a real man should have a TV the same size as his waist measurement.

He has a 56 inch tv and type 2 diabetes

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STOP! Pebble Time: New color watch clocks up $5m on Kickstarter

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FFS

but can I TALK IN TO MY WRIST like MICHAEL KNIGHT yet? If not it is about as much use to me as a non flying car

Also where is my genetically engineered miniature elephant (the size of a cat) that I asked science to sort out for me ages ago

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Bloody TECH GIANTS... all they do is WASTE investors' MONEY

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Merchants of Venice

you have to explore a lot of sea to find your East Indies

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Microsoft: You want on-prem wares, UK.gov? We'll make you pay

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Something something

something something open source, something something free as in beer

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Finally, a decent use for big data: Weeding out crooked City traders

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Old news

this sort of analysis is used in many large retail organisations to spot fraud - if an employee is doing too many refunds or taking a higher proportion of big ticket purchases then the revenue protection guys get tipped off to investigate

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So long, Lenovo, and no thanks for all the super-creepy Superfish

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Oh come on

all this chat about McDonalds when we could be making the ' "something something super fish something" nah you mean "something something super phish something" there I fixed that for you' joke

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Hacker catches Apple's Lightning in a jailbroken bottle

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Juice

i bought a juice cable because John Lewis do not sell the official Apple ones. John Lewis do a warranty on all their products so clearly can't afford to sell the shitty Apple cables that last weeks

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Shhh

when you buy an Idevice you waive those rights voluntarily as you have purchased a license to use it in a very specific way

Crowley had been extremely impressed with the warranties offered by the computer industry, and had in fact sent a bundle Below to the department that drew up the Immortal Soul agreements, with a yellow memo form attached just saying: 'Learn, guys...

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Now Samsung's spying smart TVs insert ADS in YOUR OWN movies

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Rolfe meow

ROTFLMAO

The usual assortment of comments from those who are outraged that the thing they think they own does things they don't want it to do - irony from the tech sector we all work in - interspersed with desktop support monkeys bragging about how they spend more time blocking the adverts than if they just ignored them.

I too run a custom firmware on my ISP router that black holes traffic I have not explicitly white listed and my own DNS server that has bogus entries for about 18,000,000 host names that I used to meticulously maintain in the hosts file of the 6 computers I have in my house for me and my imaginary wife.

I also have a massive collection of ad blocking software which causes my computer to run like the infected spawn of a Symantec Trial Edition.

Not really, I just ignore adverts.

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Capita lands spot on mega £5bn NHS commissioning deal

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Trollface

get over it

BUPA isn't that expensive

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Boy, 16, cuffed after posting selfie with body of kid he allegedly killed

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Oh well

we're not losing a future Einstein here are we

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'Tech' City hasn't got proper broadband and it's like BT doesn't CARE

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Media twats

this will just be some media twats wanting some internet like they have at home for 15 quid which won't be cost effective to install

Meanwhile the grown ups having 1Gb bearers put in elsewhere are having no problems at all

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Anthem, America's second biggest health insurer, HACKED: Millions hit by breach

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As reliable as a bank vault

banks used to have vaults and store lots of money on site, they accepted that they would get burgled from time to time and had insurance to cover it

As the insurance got more expensive they realised that the bank vault was not the best place to store the money so now if you go in to a high street bank they have far less money

When will we realise that connected computers are inevitably going to get hacked and start working out better places to store our personal data

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Wham, bam... premium rate scam: Grindr users hit with fun-killing charges

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Re: Are we talking about a parallel universe I'd like to live in?

I think the movie you are referring to is Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels.

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Man trousers $15,000 domain name for $10.99 amid registry cockup

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Devil

5th circle

The fifth circle of hell is taking sunrise registrations from domain prospectors as well as SEO experts and people who write pointless clickbait articles.

Oh wait...

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'Linus Torvalds is UNFIT for the WORKPLACE!' And you've given the world what, exactly?

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Every time

You guys fall for this nonsense debate every time. You even get all meta and argue about if you are having the debate.

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Capita IT Services raises the axe AGAIN

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Hmm

There is nothing to say about Capita that hasn't already been said.

But it won't stop the El Reg commenttards.

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‘Whatever happened to Vladimir Putin?’ and other crap New Year prophesies

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Re: Y2k

tl;dr

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Y2k

The very fact that they shortened the Year 2000 problem to the Y2k problem is a crushing example of the sort of laziness in Information Technology that caused the problem in the first place.

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MARS NEEDS BROADBAND, insists Elon Musk

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At last

a use case for v6

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This could be a case for Mulder and Scully: Fox 'in talks' to bring back The X-Files

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Meh

a couple of decades ago the idea of more x files would appeal - it was the right time then with Roswell conspiracy belief at a high point. Now it will just be a sad swan song to unfulfilled careers

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Windows 7 MARKED for DEATH by Microsoft as of NOW

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Year of Linux on the laptop

have not had a desktop in the house for 8 years and not had windows since xp

But everyone is different

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Cut a few BILLION off projected IT spend, m'kay? – Gartner mages

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Snake oil

My Chief Futurologist says that this is rubbish.

The only thing these people can predict is their invoice.

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World's largest ship swallows 900 MEGATINS of baked beans

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56.8 mega watts

so 0.05 DeLoriens?

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UK retailers in TABLET PRICE SLASH BONANZA

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iPhone 6

I ditched my playbook when I ditched my blackberry about 2 years ago. Now I have a 6 and there is nothing I want to do on a tablet that I can't do on the 6.

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Want to have your server pwned? Easy: Run PHP

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More secure than IIS

it's open source so it is more secure than closed source security through obscurity bloat ware because anyone can inspect the source code and submit fixes

Or at least that's what I was told

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Kim Dotcom vows to KILL SKYPE with encrypted MegaChat

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Re: Attn El Reg

People who use the word code as a verb are just trying to hide the fact that they are not programmers and at best use scripting languages and at worst markup.

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Sony FINGERS DDoS attackers for ruining PlayStation's Xmas

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Re: Still...

Server guy are you?

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Apple and Microsoft backed Rockstar flogs zombie Nortel patents for $900m

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Land of the free

Can't just make these patents public, gotta have a company that exists just to collect the patent tax. This served well to reduce competition. Land of the free eschews the free market yet again.

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Shock! Nork-grating flick The Interview WILL be in cinemas – Sony

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Josh Rogan

Surely every movie with Josh Rogan in it should be considered an act of terrorism. Meanwhile the USA has been looking for an excuse to have a legitimate pop at NORK so maybe this is their excuse. Like hunting a Saudi in Pakistan was their excuse to invade Afghan and hunting WMDs that existed purely in their imagination was an excuse to invade Iraq.

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POS malware crooks hack IP cams to validate targets

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@Ole

sure you do

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TRAGEDY STRIKES Vulture News Central but details remain scrambled

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New site design

I work with new technology and I fear change

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Misfortune Cookie crumbles router security: '12 MILLION+' in hijack risk

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Omfg noobs

my slackware gaming rig is running my nat with iptables and zone alarm pro and I have 14 different embedded devices all behind sonicwall hardware firewalls so I don't see the problem.

Mainly because I lack empathy and don't see that there are people for whom computing is a means to and end rather than the meaning of existence.

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Ofcom mulls selling UK govt's IPv4 cache amid IPv6 rollout flak

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Re: Does anyone trust Ofcom to handling any IP addressing?

Those numbers and letters are just a hex representation of the underlying binary. You know that right? The addresses have gone from 32 bit to 128 bit so it is largely trivial to keep the same last 32 bits and add a prefix if that is how you want to do your migration.

Folks get all scared of v6 but it isn't really as bad as it seems.

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Do you even know who your customers ARE?

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In a real shop

In a real shop they know far more about you than most online retailers do. They know your lifestyle, what you eat, when you eat it and even what aisle you linger in longest. They know all about your wife, your kids and the packet of rubbers you bought on that business trip. Real shops know how fickle your are or how loyal to a brand and what sort of marketing works to make your change your mind. Etailers still have a lot to learn.

If you don't like this wear a mask, pay cash and definitely don't bring your cellphone shopping.

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Creating more harmony around end user computing

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End user computing is like retail

The customer is always right. Mainly because they will tell their version of events to some senior manager who will overrule your boss.

The sales team favourite is "without this we are losing sales"

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Microsoft tries to defend Irish servers from US g-men invasion, again

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One rule for Uncle Sam

USA - greatest threat to freedom in the modern world

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This Christmas, demand the right to a silent night

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Re: sometimes...

Narcissistic wankers are exactly what a company needs to get the most work out of the little drones like you.

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GERONTIC 'Ghost ship' prowled the undersea cables of the 1940s

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Tenuous

historically interesting - thel GCHQ link in the story is pretty lame though

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