* Posts by Lyndon Hills 1

149 posts • joined 7 Aug 2009

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Multiple fondling on the MIGHTY 12-INCH iOS 9 SLAB — so, so close now

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fondleslabbage

noun - vegetable similar to cabbage but better designed.

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mSpy: We haven't been breached. Customers: Oh yes you have

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Re: is the phrasing of that mSpy statement a bit off?

I particularly liked '...aimed to take advantage of our estimated commercial achievements.'

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Wrestling with Microsoft's Nano Server preview

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Re: Very Docker-ish.

Properly configured, you can run powershell locally and have the commands execute on a remote machine. You don't need to remote desktop to get to it.

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HAHAHA! Go on, HOST YOUR NEWS on FACEBOOK, FOOLS!

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Re: "better experience"

surely bitter experience?

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Traumatised Reg SPB team barely survives movie unwatchablathon

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American priorities?

Katarina, at 15, can't watch Gigli due to the sex, but she's been pictured numerous* times with a pipe in her mouth.

As an addict myself, it's probably still less bad than watching Gigli, mind you.

* as in, I can't bothered to go back and count but it's more then 3.

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Cop in gay porn film advised to put his helmet away

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Re: emailing photographs to a member of the public

I read that first as " emailing photographs of a member to the public

Typical Met response to any enquiry?

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Choc Factory finds 84,000 ad injectors targeting Chrome

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Re: Sir

It wasn't missing, or any different from any other article, when I opened it in a tab about 30 minutes ago.

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Mounties nab Canadian woman, 27, in webcam hack shenanigans bust

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Re: "recreational terror[-ism, -ist]"

yeah, wonderful phrase.

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UK exam board wants kids to be able to Google answers

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Do you think students should be able to grep for answers?

If they know what grep is, sure.

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Apple BIGGER than the U.S. ECONOMY? Or Australia? Or ... Luxembourg?

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Re: However you dice it....

I seem to recall a story about reindeer piss getting you high, so you it might be more fun than blowing forty quid on an iPod.

While searching for the reindeer story, I was surprised to discover how many stories El Reg seems to have run relating to urine here

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The Apple Watch: THROBBING STRAP-ON with a knurled knob

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send a brief recording of your heartbeat

I suppose there might be possibly be a use for this - checking if granny is still alive? Otherwise, is there really someone on the planet that would want to do this? More than once??

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China tackles vital strippers-at-funeral problem

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memorial services in Donghai

have strippers. Memorial services in Donglow on the other hand

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Wanna quote tweets without manual faff? HAVE AT IT, sez Twitter

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Not a twitter user, and if 'hold me tight, tiny donkey' is a typical topic, won't be joining soon.

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Just WALK IN and buy an Apple Watch. Are you mad?

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bell-endulous

phrase of the week? and it's only Monday.

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Smart meters are a ‘costly mistake’ that'll add BILLIONS to bills

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Re: I've always wondered...

The goal is to make the meter reading easier.

I think that's only one of the goals, some others include

allowing the energy co. to control your power supply when they need to

making consumption more apparent to the consumer, in the hope that they will moderate their use, thus assisting in meeting EU energy targets

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Microsoft and Oracle are 'not your trusted friends', public sector bods

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Re: Licensing audits

Yes, your example is quite simple. Now take a look at some of the licensing terms for more complex software, like Sql Server or Oracle's DB. Should I be paying per seat, per server/ per core? How do virtual machines count? Do I pay differently for dev / uat servers than live servers?

I remember Oracle trying to suggest that every user of data that had been in a database needed an Oracle license. That meant if I export some data to csv, bring it in to Excel and send it to you, YOU need an Oracle license. I wasn't on the negotiating team, but I don't think they won that one. We were a pretty big Oracle user though, so we were already paying for buckets of licenses.

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If you can explain what 'an API management platform' is, you too can be worth $700m

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MS have this?

This sounds a great deal like something Microsoft have - called API management, in Azure.

Lets say you're the BBC. You have lots of data with a set of services to return query results. You want to sell this, with maybe different rates for the number of queries per month, more detailed results = more money etc. You could build your own tool to manage this stuff (with the analytics) or you go to Apigee.

The valuation is presumably based on speculation that this will become a big money spinner and Apigee will get a slice.

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$30 Landfill Android mobes are proof that capitalism ROCKS

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GNU Terry Pratchett

here is the Reddit campaign to keep his name 'alive' GNU Terry Pratchett

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Windows 10 will finally drop in 'summer' says Microsoft

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Re: Band?

A wrist worn device that incorporates a heart monitor, gps and uses blue tooth to sync with your phone. It may also have some phone functions, but I think the emphasis is on tracking you doing a daily run while measuring your heart rate. It doesn't try to look like a watch - hence the name Band, I guess.

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Australians! Let us all rise up against data retention

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Pint

promising the prospect of a paranoid panopticon

try saying that after a few jars.

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LOHAN leaps aloft & ports into virtual flight logger

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Re: Time axis mismatch

Same here, Chrome worked for me. FF had a message that it supports webGL, but there was an error. The site is pretty cool though. Be better to run this on Friday afternoon, since the whole flight is about 2 hours.

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Want to deploy virtual machines in a hurry? PowerShell is your friend

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Re: PowerShell is a step backwards

The whole point is that if you need to do the same thing repeatedly, having a script means that you won't accidently 'check the wrong box'. Nor for that matter will your PFY.

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BACK OFF, spooks: UK legal hacking code should be 'resisted at all costs' says lawyer

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Re: What I find most worrying...

there are, let's say, untrustworthy agents/police men etc out there

Surely not

What, like those mentioned in this other story in todays El Reg?

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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"

not even a mainline railway

it had a maritime railway though...

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Re: I'm sure we're missing something here

Yeah, but times are hard. I envisage something like a school playground, surrounded by a few sheds. Hopefully with a decent local nearby.

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Who uses the Universal Credit system? ALMOST NOBODY, says report

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Re: I struggle to know how seriously to take this...

Sorry to see you down voted. that made me laugh, and I'm way left of New Labour.

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Facebook security chap finds 10 Superfish sub-species

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Re: Just like the corporate world

Not sure why the down votes? Maybe saying "odds are" is too speculative, but it's certainly possible. I remember (I think a Dell) firewall appliance where the manual had a section of instructions explaining exactly how to do this.

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Inside GOV.UK: 'CHAOS' and 'NIGHTMARE' as trendy Cabinet Office wrecked govt websites

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Upvoted as funny

not because the new design upsets me particularly

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In India, Facebook and chums boil the internet down to 38 websites

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a tad unfair?

a partnership between Facebook and proper tech companies,

Whatever else you might think of FB, you surely can't deny that they are a proper tech company.

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Fraudsters make bank as exec wires $17 MEELLION to China

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Scoular was recently numbered 55 in a Forbes list

but is expected to slip a few places

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Major US news organisations to develop ROBOT JOURNALISTS

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Ahead of the curve

El Reg should never have dropped their egg-shaped reporter.

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Zimmermann slams Cameron’s ‘absurd’ plans for crypto ban

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Re: I wonder...maybe he should have asked one of his own supporters?

remember jeremy clarkson sounding off about the dangers of hackers?

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Death becomes it: Grim Fandango Remastered

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£12

If the price quoted is correct, this is the cheapest non-phone game I've seen reviewed for ages.

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Google, Amazon 'n' pals fork out for AdBlock Plus 'unblock' – report

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Re: You can add your own filters....

The MVP hosts file here

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Virtual Vulture 2 swoops into Spaceport America

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Stealth mode?

I remember there was a competition to design the LOHAN livery. Is this the alternative stealth mode to fool the FAA?

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Spartan on Windows 7? Microsoft is 'watching demand'

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Re: THIS IS MADNESS

MADNESS are/were a band.

This is a quite sane idea, to start again with a standards-compliant browser, giving the opportunity to remove all the code that does non-standard stuff.

Potentially the new browser should be fast and lightweight, and the redesign should make future development easier and quicker.

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UK Scouts database 'flaws' raise concerns

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details of 450,000 young people and volunteer adults,

Where can I volunteer to be an adult?

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Is it humanly possible to watch Gigli and Battlefield Earth back-to-back?

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Re: I always

Sex lives of the Potato Men, I'd forgotten that one. I'm still not sure of was meant to be funny (it wasn't) or it was just crap.

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Free Windows 10 could mean the END for Microsoft and the PC biz

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It quite possibly depends on the laws of the country you're in. Supported life of the device is going to be how long the manufacturer expects it to last.

Since no-one repairs anything nowadays, it's probably about 5 minutes.

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Facebook: Yo 'people'! Zap fake news on our giant ad farm, would'ja?

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Re: In that case...

I wonder where Fox News reporting on Birmingham and Paris fits in? Fake or just satire?

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Warning: Using encrypted email in Spain? Do not pass go, go directly to jail

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Re: Get a grip...

I wonder if it's time to start sending emails containing nothing but random numbers?

For this specific case - detention on the basis of encrypted email - the answer must be for encrypted email to become the norm, and so no cause of suspicion.

For this to happen I'd think it needs to baked in to every email client, setting up the key as part of the install process. It would need to be so transparent that non-technical people wouldn't even know it was happening. I'm a bit hazy on details, but if it was public/private keys, then I guess you'd need a global key-server infrastructure, similar to dns?

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What do UK and Iran have in common? Both want to outlaw encrypted apps

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Hmm

And there was us making sure all hard drives / usb sticks etc are encrypted, so as not to fall foul of data protection laws!

It's already an offence not to decrypt material or provide keys if requested by the various law enforcement agencies. If the home secretary is going to sign off on a warrant anyway, why not just use this route? I guess the difference would be that you'd know you were being spied on then.

Still the 'number one government priority is to keep people safe'. If necessary by ensuring that we have no e-commerce to speak of, are the nation most likely to suffer from id-fraud, and live in a state reminiscent of East Germany under the Stasi.

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Boomerang rebound: Site shut amid credit card securo-fears

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WorldPay

I don't know about Sage, but that is definitely the case for WorldPay. The customer enters their card details on the WorldPay site, so should never be seen on the merchant site.

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Arrr: The only Pirate in European Parliament to weigh in on copyright

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While I do agree with you, most people hearing a person referred to as a 'hacker' assume that the individual in question breaks into computers. This feels like the same argument that was raging so long ago. So basically while you're right, the majority either don't know or don't care and either way you might as well save your pixels.

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Welsh council rapped for covert spying on sick leave worker

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Re: Ignorance, malice and boredom

Up vote for dig @ facebook

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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Re: El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

I'll echo the comment on drop down thingys. might get used to them but it took me a minute to be sure I'd opened in a new tab, not just opened in the same one. Seems to be fine in IE Win Phone 8.1.

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UK.gov STILL won't pop a cap on stolen mobile bills

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Re: PAYG

While I have some sympathy with your point, having a contract gives you more than free bling. I buy my phones and have a contract.

What is annoying is that I actually asked if I could put a cap on the bill ( it would be exceptional for me to exceed say £150 / mo), and was told I couldn't. Your data usage is clearly monitored, so that any excess can be charged for. If you're PAYG you can't make calls when your credit runs out. I don't see why the same couldn't be applied to contract phone calls.

I guess it can, and will be once the telcos are forced to.

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Whitehall at war: Govt’s webocrats trash vital digital VAT site

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Re: BIG Business approach to IT.

Have a programme to insure all IT's system are brought up to the latest spec's at least every 3 years.

While I think you make a lot of valid points, have you considered what this suggestion would cost? I guess if you were doing this all the time, you'd become expert at building test environments and implementing regression tests etc, but even then it would still be a massive cost.

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Sony Pictures struggles as staff details, salaries and films leaked

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Re: "Popped the company"

It's also used to mean pledging some item in a pawnshop, so 'pawned the company'. make more sense?

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Webcam hacker pervs in MASS HOME INVASION

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Re: Why remove it ?

Also on the front page of the web site

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