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* Posts by Rob 44

21 posts • joined 17 Aug 2009

Think crypto hides you from spooks on Facebook? THINK AGAIN

Rob 44

Tor isn't useless. If utilised properly. As part of a range of measures rather than the only measure it's actually quite effective.

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Premier League wants to PURGE ALL FOOTIE GIFs from social media

Rob 44

Big deal.

Football is a massive snooze fest for me to be honest. So the less of it polluting my twitter time line the better as far as I'm concerned.

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SOULLESS machine-intelligence ROBOT cars to hit Blighty in 2015

Rob 44

Re: Here's a thought.

I can feel a movie plot coming.

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Rob 44

Re: Here's a thought.

That's true. But any good criminal will realise this countries terrible record for security and will have already backdoored the system or paid someone off for a Ahem mistake to happen at just then right time.

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Rob 44

Here's a thought.

Now, I'm going to assume that these driver less cars will have safety measures. So let's say for example someone comes flying head on into one or up the arse of one in a regular car, it will make evasive maneuvers.

So let's fast forward a few years when (if they succeed) to when the majority of cars will be driverless. Say I'm a getaway driver for a bank job. This is going to make my life loads easier. Because I could just floor it and watch all the surrounding traffic part like the red sea as I make a flying escape. Handy!

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TuneIn Radio Pro

Rob 44

Rubbish app.

I've used it on both ios and android. The android version is pitiful.

Scanning through recorded stations is painful, the slider is poor to react and skips all over the place. Also the ios version when you record a stream also captures the tracks id3 tags so you know what you're listening to and you can even skip between tracks, something the android version still doesn't have and probably never will by the looks of things.

Its been riddled with all kinds of bugs from day one, and has always been painful to use. If they develop it to the level of the ios version then I may consider re-installing it, until then I wont let it pollute my HTC handset.

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Telefonica zaps 100Mbps 4G masts with shrink ray

Rob 44

Re: Basic units fail

Sigh, a user makes a valid point and you pick apart numbers. Does it make his point less valid? Don't think so.

Perhaps with your keen eye for number detail, you could take a job in the national office for statistics. After all I'm sure they are screaming out for someone with your mathematical marvelosity. You'd probably find it a more worthwhile use of your time and who knows, it may even lead to the eventual cure of your inferiority complex.

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Rob 44

Re: This all sounds great

Yeah that's what I'm thinking.

"download at super fast speeds"

Which loosely translates to

"reach your bandwidth cap faster than ever before"

I don't see the point in increasing any of these speeds or touting the amazing uses for them when the isp's and telcos seem hell bent on punishing users for actually getting any use out of them.

One great analogy or todays internet I read was "Its like having a formula one racing car but having only 3cm of road to drive it on. You pop it into first gear and you're out of road"

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Court rejects Tesla’s latest libel spat with Top Gear

Rob 44

Re: Electric cars...

You might be onto something there. Zero pollution and less obesity. Two birds with one stone and all that.

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Rob 44

Re: @ rob44

True I'm sure it is more efficient, but that just means more burnt more efficiently. Which still means a massive increase in pollutant output.

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Rob 44

Defeating the object.

I can't understand the hype behind electric cars.

Is it going to save the planet if we all buy them? No, is the simple answer.

While you might not be polluting directly by burning fossil fuels, the power plants to cope with all the extra electricity consumption will have to burn more to keep up with the demand. So its defeating the purpose.

The only way forward is hydrogen powdered cars. Hydrogen is the most abundant material in the universe. (I could be wrong, feel free to correct me on that). The only by product of a hydrogen powered car is water. No extra electricity needs to be generated, and no pollution is produced. The sooner car manafacturers (other than Honda who already have prototypes on the road) realise this, the better.

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Rob 44

Re: Re: Re: can you say class action ?

Actually you're very wrong.

Clarkson has nothing but praise for Honda's hydrogen powered car.

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Security biz scoffs at Apple's anti-Trojan Gatekeeper

Rob 44
FAIL

Pfft...

"Chester Wisniewski of Sophos notes that the technology only looks at executable files downloaded via the internet. That means files from USB drives, CD/DVD/BR or even network shares "will all install and run without being screened""

For now.

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Pirate Bay AND its users violate labels' copyright - judge

Rob 44
FAIL

Re: Re: Totally ineffective

Hide My Ass?

HAHAHAHAHA!

Seriously, anyone that thinks that the owners of that site won't roll over and hand over your details to big brother is an idiot and quite frankly deserves to be caught sentenced and fined.

Hide My Ass is fine if you're a schoolboy trying to look at porn in the library, other than that it's so dodgy it's not even funny.

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Japanese boffins fire up 802 teraflops ceepie-geepie

Rob 44

But...

Will it run crysis?

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Apple killer app Siri struggles with Indian regional accents

Rob 44

pleeaasee fuuucckingg wooorrkkk

Voice recognition has been around for decades, but the one flaw it's always had is that unless you speak in a slow monotone unaccented way it never ever works. This is why so little of it exists.

It's the reason so many people hate those automated phone lines, the reason secretaries still use dictation machines to write letters etc.

If a desktop PC with the latest CPU etc struggles I hardly think a mobile phone is ever going to be capable of doing it properly for everyone. But as with all apple ideas, its all about the gimmick and sadly people will still blindly like sheep fight tooth and nail for the iPhone. First apple try to act like they invented video calling and now this, its laughable.

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Rob 44

pleeeaasssee diiieee

Voice recognition has been around for decades, but the one flaw it's always had is that unless you speak in a slow monotone unaccented way it never ever works. This is why so little of it exists.

It's the reason so many people hate those automated phone lines, the reason secretaries still use dictation machines to write letters etc.

If a desktop PC with the latest CPU etc struggles I hardly think a mobile phone is ever going to be capable of doing it properly for everyone. But as with all apple ideas, its all about the gimmick and sadly people will still blindly like sheep fight tooth and nail for the iPhone. First apple try to act like they invented video calling and now this, its laughable.

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Flying 'Motorbike'/Reliant Robin 'to take off next year'

Rob 44

Not gonna happen.

Lets just think about this for a second.

We have something called border controls. You need passports and suchlike to travel from one country to another. So lets say for example Mr Criminal has just robbed a bank nearby dover. All he has to do is find a small stretch of road and take off and pop over to france. No immigration, no security checks, no passport.

Now I know none of these so called flying cars are gonna be taking us from the uk to the usa or something like that. But do you really think governments are just gonna let people fly wherever they want whenever they want ? I don't think so. It's just too risky.

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Alleged games console modder faces DMCA charges

Rob 44
FAIL

@ Robert E A Harvey

You might want to read this....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-488626/Was-Dr-Crippen-REALLY-innocent-We-exam-startling-new-evidence.html

Enjoy :D

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Pirate Bay sinks under electric storm

Rob 44

What annoys me....

What annoys me is these whining music and movie companies saying they have lost tons and tons of money. They haven't lost anything, it's just money they haven't made. They talk about it like it's money they are entitled to, regardless of if the product is good or not. "we made this so give us your money"

How long have things like napster, kazaa, bit torrent etc etc etc been around now ? must be at least ten years. If all these companies keep "losing" as much money as they say, then why arent they all bankrupt now ?

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