* Posts by dave 81

93 posts • joined 26 Jun 2009

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AMD sued: Number of Bulldozer cores in its chips is a lie, allegedly

dave 81

is there a result yet?

Is this still being litigated?

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No means no: Windows 10 nagware's red X will stop update – Microsoft

dave 81

Re: Postpone?

GRC - Never10.

Nuff said.

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US Senate strikes down open-access FBI hacking warrant by just one honest vote

dave 81
Devil

I've said it before

Welcome to the United Police States of America.

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'Windows 10 nagware: You can't click X. Make a date OR ELSE'

dave 81

Re: What date is good for you?

https://www.grc.com/never10.htm

seems to work.

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Seagate says it's scooped the 'fastest ever PCIe drive' record

dave 81
Flame

Read the headline, and first thought was "Fastest time to failure, duh,"

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Tell us what's wrong with the DMCA, says US Copyright office

dave 81

Everything.

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Virgin Media whines about Sky's customer service claims, ad watchdog agrees

dave 81

It's like comparing craps.

Never had the displeasure of talk-talk, but had both sky and virgin, and saying one's customer service is better than the other is like saying one crap is less stinky that the another. Could be true, but it's still crap at the end of the day.

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Windows 10 preview on death row, will be executed on Thursday

dave 81

The hardware still works.

But windows 10 won't run on it. Windows 10 upgrade is not "free" if you have to buy all new hardware.

So until the hardware dies XP will still be a thing.

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Another chance to win a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive

dave 81

I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

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City of birth? Why password questions are a terrible idea

dave 81

SQRL

Seems solid.

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Get coding or you'll bounce email from new dot-thing domains

dave 81

Re: No, that makes things easier

Exactly, sounds like: "not a problem, won't fix" to me.

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LOHAN in FIGHT to DEATH with brace of cantankerous canards

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Yes, HP will still sue you if you make cartridges for its inkjet printers

dave 81
FAIL

Not going to save them.

Who the fuck buys HP now days anyway? God awful software and drivers, expensive ink.. Nuff said.

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Ahhh, SATISFACTION: Watch while we set a NAS on FIRE

dave 81
Devil

Been done.

Just google Geekbeat iosafe, and its the first link.

Still, suppose proof is in replication of the experiment....

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GitHub wipes hand across bloodied face, stumbles from brutal DDoS beating

dave 81
Meh

One question not covered

Why take down GitHub, What reasons for temporarily disrupting the service?

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Vodafone, can you get a signal at the top of your $130bn Verizon cash pile?

dave 81
FAIL

Nothing to the taxman?

Um, No, the shareholder's will have to pay something,well, most of them.

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Fanbois smash iPhone 5s much sooner than iPhone 3s ... but WHY?

dave 81

Re: Destroyed to upgrade?

*"upgrade to an Android Model or downgrade and lose any tech credibility with a Windows Phone"

there fixed it for you.

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BSkyB-owned BE slams into traffic pile-up over 'unlimited' broadband lie

dave 81
Unhappy

Re: Come on 150GB a month

I call bull on this. Between crash plan, netflix and twit.tv I use 250Gb to 300Gb a month.

Typically if the wife or I work at home we use 8 to 16 Gb between us streaming tv, while working over vpns.

So, yes, p2p may be a cause, but it's not all heavy users that use it.

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3 million Freesat receivers now out there, and boxes to get YouTube

dave 81
Thumb Up

Netflix

For me, Netflix is a replacement, for paying for virgin or sky.

So now when i am too busy to watch netflix's admittedly limited content, its not as bad as paying £50-£60 for TV that I just wasn't watching.

However, there is still plenty on netflix I want to watch, the daughter loves netflix for kids, and I can be anywhere and watch it. No slingbox needed.

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BYOD is a PITA: Employee devices cost firms £61 a month

dave 81
Go

Re: Pay for my own device, and have them lock it down???

Agree, totally unacceptable. And imagine if the company wiped it.

Luckily, the likes of GOOD and Checkpoint (and more I am sure) will just control and lock down an app on the device rather than the whole device.

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Ofcom looks at contract opt-outs as users rage over price hikes

dave 81

Sale of goods and services act?

Anyone? What is bought at point of sale is binding.

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Pentagon hacker McKinnon will NOT be prosecuted in the UK

dave 81

Re:

He logged on to devices which were still using default passwords for the most part. The criminals here are the morons who configured the devices and computers he "hacked"

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Wind, solar could provide 99.9% of ALL POWER by 2030

dave 81

Re: Bullshit

Seconded. Absolute Fudged bull.

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Brit retailers tell Amazon and Google to pay their taxes

dave 81
WTF?

Morally?

Sorry, What is so "moral" about paying taxes? As far as I am concerned if a penny of tax money goes to trade unions or to the anti-democratic EU, then paying taxes is the immoral thing.

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Why one storage admin fears Justin Bieber

dave 81
Devil

Re: School I work at took another approach.

Such an easy thing to bypass.

This command:

echo . >> [offending file]

and the hash check wont match the blacklist.

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Check Point in domain expiry snafu

dave 81
Trollface

Seriously?

"The web server behind the IP address corresponding to the domain - 216.200.241.66 - was also responding slowly. "

Anybody who used this "award winning" site daily knows that this is definitely situation normal, Domain snafu or not.

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NASA orders study for all astronauts over vision concerns

dave 81

Now that the forum is back up and running, yea, this was going to be my point, surely the few minutes at 3-4G during launch is more likely to compress the eye, than the micro gravity enviroment?

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Unlawful tweets could land Twitter in Blighty's dock

dave 81
Facepalm

Oh dear

Thinking of all the times I have called certain Politicians complete cnuts on twitter....

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FCC (finally) cracks down on BLARING! TV! ADS!

dave 81
Alert

Mute button on TV remote = WIN.

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NotW didn't delete Milly Dowler 'false hope' voicemail

dave 81
Thumb Down

Good Riddance

I am past caring what the NoTW did or did not do. I am just glad that that bunch of tards are no longer around to make someone do something then report it as if it was news. Real undercover work is reporting on what happens with out some pushy left wing anti royal [see you next Tuesday] steering the events so a crap paper could sell a few sheets.

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Rock star physicist Cox: Neutrinos won't help us cheat time

dave 81
Joke

The Barman says, "sorry, we don't serve neutrinos here."

A neutrino walks into a bar.

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Massive study concludes: 'Global warming is real'

dave 81
Flame

You have missed the fucking point!

Of course the climate is changing. Its always changing.

The question that is in doubt is whether its man made, or if there is a damned thing man can do about it.

Now remove that fucking unfounded climate skeptics dealt a blow line, cause that is total bullshit.

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Sony insurer says it's not liable for costs of data breach

dave 81
Happy

Anyone want to help out?

By boycotting Sony?

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New malware ferrets out and steals Bitcoins

dave 81
Meh

Bitcoin mining doesnt work like that.

If a botnet started to mine, the difficulty of generating a bitcoin hash would simply increase.

See http://bitcoin.sipa.be/ for the history on how computation in the network has increased along with the difficulty.

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Anonymous hacks Sony PS3 sites

dave 81
Grenade

Satan will be ice skating to work

Before I buy Sony again. From root kit's on CD's to puerile legal actions, they are just another scum company.

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Google contradicts own counsel in face of antitrust probe

dave 81
Flame

It's not a public service

Nobody is forcing the use of google. Its not a public server!

So what right do the EU have to tell google how to run their business? From an end user point of view if I don't like the results google give me, I will use something else. (not bing though because that really is sh*t) . There is plenty of alternative search engines. And one result I hate is FSM damned link farms like this sh*tty UK company undoubtedly is.

So for FSM's sake tell the EU to f*ck off.

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GM declares Ampera e-car 'production ready'

dave 81
Grenade

The company that killed the EV-1

expects me to buy this piece of crap? Not if they paid me.

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Sony threatens to ban PS3 jailbreakers from network

dave 81
Black Helicopters

EVILLE

Sony are the new evil empire.

And I am right there with the move to boycott Sony.

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One-third of Aussies 'are pirates'

dave 81
Unhappy

Greed justification.

The really sick thing is that the games and entertainment industry's will use this "research" as an excuse to further inflate their overprice wares.

So instead of lowering the price so that there is less excuse to pirate, the greed principle will just escalate with high prices, and pressure on the governments to come down harder on pirates.

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UK opposes EU plans for '28th regime' for contract law

dave 81
Alert

What a difference

Nice to see that the UK Gov is not just rubber stamping all EU BS into UK law, unlike those lying labour twats did for 13 years.

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Ofcom okays Derren Brown psychic-baiting

dave 81
Flame

How to deal with non-IT storys.

<rant>

To the people who seem to read this site just for the IT angle, here is a way to deal with stories that may not have an IT angle...

Once you realise that it is a non-IT story, STOP READING IT, and stop posting the same old lame comments about "Where's the IT angle?"

</rant>

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World shrugs as IPv4 addresses finally exhausted

dave 81

Demon suck

Left them for BE over 2 years ago because of similar lack of respect for a 8 year loyal customer. Never looked back.

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India calls RIM's bluff on email access

dave 81
Unhappy

If only it applied here

After write my MP about the police attempting to get data out of google without a court warrant, I have found out that the data protection act has get out clauses for them, and they are well within their rights to order companies to hand over our data provided that have made up the just cause. So show you want the data protection act is good for.

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Your call is not important to us

dave 81
Welcome

Depends on who you get

Checkpoint Software have been using live chat for years. And as my company resells them, I have to talk to them. Live chat is my preferred method, but sometimes you get a jobs worth, and sometimes you get absolute brilliant customer service.

Luckily after most chats they offer you a chance to rate the service, and I am always honest. Don't know what notice they take of the feedback, but it does help to praise the good, and vent about the bad.

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UK a 3D TV nation? Not half

dave 81

Its still a bit early

How long did the switch over from Black and White to colour take? I know that some of my older relitives still have their old B&W tv in the spare room.

Its only been recently that HD tellys have come down in price enough for the everyman. But very few people are going to replace a few year old working TV with the HD version.

And 3d will be the same. Once the price come down enough, people will buy it as a "hardware refresh" but not while their HD one is working.

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UK cops arrest five in Anonymous attacks probe

dave 81
Flame

@AC

So you posted you pro american pro police state BS anonymously?

what are hiding?

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Assange to be released

dave 81
Flame

It's all bull.

This is so obviously a persecution and not a prosecution. Free Assange! and Boycott Sweden for being the USA's lapdog.

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Man caught w*nking over Alan Sugar's autobiography

dave 81
Flame

But Piers Moron Morgan

Is a complete and utter turd! Everyone should be shouting, tweeting, and posting on what a c**t Piers is.

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This year's comedy Xmas No. 1 contender: Silent song 4'33"

dave 81
Happy

Havn't you heard?

About the word?

http://www.facebook.com/pages/BIRD-is-the-WORD-for-UK-Christmas-number-1-2010-to-beat-X-Factor/134615893253740

Bird is the word!

Better than silence.

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Interpol issues arrest notice for Wikileaks' Julian Assange

dave 81
FAIL

Corrupt pigs

Interpol show themselves to be just as corrupt as any national police force. Sickening.

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