* Posts by Lost all faith...

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Google turns cookie monster on AdSense, DoubleClick clients

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I guess it comes to how you implement

On my site, you have the banner to accept or decline with a link to what we use them for (stat's mainly.

If you accept, you get the option to turn it of again if you want.

If you decline 90% of the site works fine, some bits don't work, but nothing major.

Unlike The Reg that sets them if you want them or not and puts in a banner saying, we've set them so tough shit.

There is a "good" way and a bad"way. Take your choice.

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BT broadband in broad-based brownout and TITSUP incidents

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They would reboot, but they are still on hold waiting to get through.

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Happy NukeDay to you! 70 years in the shadow of the bomb post-Trinity

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Re: The Manhattan Project

You also have to remember allied bombing / sabotage and supply shortages played a big part in slowing down the German efforts. The US had no such issues.

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Loan application data hacked, company responds: Meh, not our customers

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AFC Kredieten

So AFC Kredieten get hacked, but AFC Kredieten don't care as AFC Kredieten says they are not AFC Kredieten customers, yet AFC Kredieten were holding their information.

Yet AFC Kredieten says it will not affect AFC Kredieten's credibilty.

Well AFC Kredieten must have a really low credibility rating if they thing the gutter is a good place.

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600 MEELLION apps open to brute force account guessing

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1 line but nearly got a full house.

"when I reached out to them about the problem.."

you should of said:

"when I reached out to them about the challenge.."

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Re: Login retry limit

Oh please, don't give a crap excuse of "what if they forget"

FFS you could set it to 20 attempts and still defeat this. Or, I know it's crazy and new, but add a delay? Each time the delay doubling in length.

It like the last 30 years of computing never happpened.

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Pray for AMD

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Re: Low end parts

I've been sourcing laptops and pc's recently with A6's and A10's and they have been very happy with them.

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FEMALE BLOOD-SUCKERS zero in on human prey by smelling our BREATH

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Re: Not convinced.

Because contrary to popular belief, the head is not normally the warmest exposed part, especially if you have a lot of hair.

http://biothermalimaging.com/images/fullbody.jpg

I tend to get bitten on the back of the neck.

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Sod the law! We'll crack on with our metadata witchhunts, growl cops

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Like the Police take ANY notice of the law....

....seriously can we send some chief constables to jail for a month or two for this sort of thing.

How is the DNA retention going? Still breaking the law on that?

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IBM to offer BREAST MILK delivery-as-a-service for staff

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Re: How very civilised of them

To AC and his free choice of not having kids.

I'm so glad you chose not have children and not want to give paid maternity leave.

In return, can we choose for our kids not to fund your pension and health care when you retire, so you can live your happy, self centred existence living in gutter before you die penniless.

If you think YOU are paying for YOUR future, you may want to go and learn some VERY basic economics.

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Re: How very civilised of them

or they could give more paid maternity leave?

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Content delivery network CloudFlare's court order count soars

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Re: Nice to see....

"CloudFlare states that they won't take down sites until a court order demands it"

And nor should they.

You'd be pissed if someone said you were a criminal (unproven in court) and your website was involved in this activity (unproven) and so taken down at the request of some random person in somewhere in the world.

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Nice to see....

...a far less inflammatory stance on Cloudflare than Andrew's article.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/23/cloudflare_dmca_takedowns_pirate_bay_personal_data_8chan/

which was odd given that The Reg uses it.

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Neil Young yanks music from streaming services: 'Worst audio in history'

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Has anyone thought....

....of upgrading his internet connection from 56k dial up?

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Microsoft kills TWO Hacking Team vulns: NOT the worst in this Patch Tues either

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Re: I don't believe it

Oh do grow up.

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Re: Tell me about it...

"even on my slowest ultrabook with an I5 4200u and 240GB ssd, it took less than 15 minutes including the reboot."

Some of us have better things in life to spend money on.

I have a piece of crap system, but it does what I need to do. I spend my workday in IT, then some charitable work on odd days. After that I really don't give a toss about IT.

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Nokia will indeed be back 'making' phones – and it's far from a foolish move

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Re: Nah.

You may want to invest in an Microsoft Phone. It comes complete with a spell checker.

Or you may want to finish school before coming onto these forums with grown ups.

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Reddit CEO U-turn: Site no longer a bastion of free speech – and stop posting so much hate

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Re: reprehensible

Free speech? Only if you are a god fearing white man maybe?

You can be a white "Christian" and hurl abuse in the street at every gay & black person passing by and say they should be burnt at the stake. But I challenge you to put a prayer mat down at the site of 9/11 and start praying to Allah.

Free speech? In your dreams.

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Mozilla loses patience with Flash over Hacking Team, BLOCKS it

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Re: The best bit is....

"Or would you prefer a news service that hushed up stories they had a personal stake in"

No, best would be one that sorts the bloody problem.

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Re: The best bit is....

Flash on the Reg?

Never?

Next you'll be saying they have insecure sign in pages, 3rd party tracking cookies, missing Alt tags from images, not using https to protect privacy......

Do as we say.....

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The best bit is....

the BBC are reporting it...

They BBC, you know, one of the worst offenders out there!.

Oh the hypocrisy.

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Peak Google? Chocolate Factory cuts costs amid dwindling growth

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Re: Just the next phase rolling in

Remember, Apple, the darling of the nineties pretty much went to the wall before they were bailed out.

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Cutting back everywhere....

...except when it comes to sucking up to the political elite.

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Uninstalled Google Photos? Thought your pics safe from slurping? WRONG, bozo

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Not sure on Android....

..(as my work one is shit).

But with Winphone, it makes no difference what App you take the photo with as it syncs the Photo folder (camera roll & saved photos). But it's pretty easy to turn off.

This sort of sounds similar, but a lot more clunky to do (no change there).

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Sixty-five THOUSAND Range Rovers recalled over DOOR software glitch

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Re: "creates a heightened theft-by-hijack risk"

"When's the last time anyone actually got pulled out of a moving car and hijacked"

Slightly old:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/86799/response/214264/attach/html/3/Car%20jacking%20data%20by%20PFA%2007%2010.xls.html

But a few thousand a year.

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Re: Car software

"I work in software, I know it can have bugs. What I don't understand however is why software updates aren't a standard part of the car service process if the software is so important now"

Maybe you need a CHEAPER car:

Standard Service:

"Check for any updates recommended by Hyundai and perform these free of charge."

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Re: "...doors can remain unlatched even when in the 'closed' position..."

"As opposed to being hardware link by a rod.

Conceptual design fail."

That would be the rod you slid a hook onto and yanked up to gain access?

Remove the rose tinted glasses, yes the software security is crap, but WAY better than the old days when you could open a car with a house key, tennis ball or just a good hard smack.

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Love this...

"It’s positive to see automotive firms taking the proper steps to address evolving criminal threats."

What wait a few years until it gets so hard to insure them, that people probably stop buying them THEN do something about it?

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Account at HSBC? BAD LUCK, no iPhone bonk-banking for you

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Re: No Coop / Smile ApplePay Support

I must remember these key things when looking for a new bank account.

1. Ability to wave expensive device around in public to possibly save 5 seconds.

2. Everything else.

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Microsoft's Surface Hub mega-slab DELAYED 'cause you demanded it

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Re: They're mad

Odd, I always thought Apple had "shortages" when they launch a product.

Ah you forgot their No1 skill. Marketing.

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Apple's chip'n'firmware security demands behind HomeKit delays

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You can do anything you want, so long as you do exactly as we say and to our design specs.

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Re: Yes. Trying, at least.

You do know you can have security without propriety hardware and software?

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Hacking Team: We're the good guys, but SO misunderstood. Like Batman

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Anyway, once you had modified a computer with a Trojan.....

These use unknown exploits, therefore how do you prove you have a trojan if nothing detects it?

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Cool-headed boffins overcome sticky issue: Graphene-based film could turn heat down

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Re: WTF?

Just your single rad will cost more than your house

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Dodgy mobe dealer jumps on VAT carousel, gets 13-year ban

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Oh dear...

...I'll guess his wife / brother / sister / mother / father / kids will have to be directors of his next company now.

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Flash HOLED AGAIN TWICE below waterline in fresh Hacking Team reveals

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Re: Oh Adobe...

Most have.

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Intel Unite: For the workers of the world and their absentee bosses

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Re: Windows... Mac....

most likely because you want to target 98% of the market first.

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Re: Yes please..

Where are Cisco mentioned here?

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BT issues formal whinge to Ofcom over Sky dominance in pay telly

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Why not....

...Sky moan about BT enough, time BT moaned about Sky. No doubt VM will be in the sights soon.

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China wants to build a 200km-long undersea tunnel to America

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Holy Crap.....

...imagine Operation Stack for that one!

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Microsoft starts switching on paid Wi-Fi service with latest Windows 10 preview

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Re: Feaping Creaturitus

Shhh don't ruin the rant. A blinkered view of reality is what makes a fanboy what they are,

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Ditch crappy landlines and start reading Twitter, 999 call centres told

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For the nay sayers...

there may be times when someone is trying to be quiet (maybe a burglar in the house) and they don't want to alert someone to their presence, a txt could be the answer.

Other times, a photo is worth a thousand words.

Car crash? Photo of scene + GPS. Far more useful than, errm I'm on a road, I can see a church and some cows.

They are not on about removing phones, but supplementing them, really common practice these days in contact centres. That webchat you did,that twitter or facebook response you received, the email you sent and got a response to, is very often is done by the phone system front end, not individual applications.

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Osbo PRINTS first Tory budget in 19 years with his BARE HANDS

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Re: It's like the sixth form common room

"that they earn goes to support all the scroungers of the world that flock to the UK just for the handouts."

I think you are missing out the ones bred here.

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Smartphones are ludicrously under-used, so steal their brains

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Gah!

Until the washing machine can sort the laundry and load itself;

Until the cooker can take the food from the fridge and load itself;

Until the fridge can collect the shopping, sort and load itself;

Until the Iron can remove the clothes, spread them out and iron itself;

Until the dishwasher can remove the plates from the table, clean of the excess and load itself;

I HAVE NO NEED FOR THIS POINTLESS CRAP.

Now a robot butler.....

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I love utopian views

Would that be the TV that works with iOS and Android but only 5 and above only. The car that works with Winphone 8.1, iOS, except the latest version and Android 4.2 to 4.4. The cooker that is Android only, the hifi that is iOS only and the alarm system that is Winphone only?

The washing machine has a dial and a couple of buttons

The hi-fi has my phone hooked up by a cable

The TV has a remote control

The car connects to the phone via bluetooth for all the music, phone calls and texting.

And it all works!

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Decision time: Uninstall Adobe Flash or install yet another critical patch

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Re: More Flash vunerabilites...

"we shouldn't overlook the real problem, namely it is only being used as a route to exploit vulnerabilities in Windows..."

You may want to address your attention span, clearly you have trouble getting more than a few lines in.

"Users of Flash Player for Windows, OS X, and Linux are all advised to update to the latest version of Flash, though the update is only considered a top priority for Windows and OS X users"

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Re: Won't somebody think of the children?

The BBC for starters

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'Real' vampires reluctant to 'come out of the coffin' to social workers – barmy prof

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Re: Is the Prof...

his going to stake his life on it.

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#FishermenNeedTwitter: Vodafone extends 4G to the edge of Iceland

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Another difference

Is that, unlike the UK / France / Ireland, you don't have roaming charges to contend with.

An issue with the English channel is that if the signal from France and England over lap to much, you can end up jumping onto the roaming network. It already happens on the coast quite lot.

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Mars rover Opportunity shuns dodgy flash chips, relies on RAM

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Or just the fact it's well over a decade old.

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