* Posts by Lost all faith...

2630 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

They’re FAT. They’re ROUND. They’re worth almost a POUND. Smart waaatch, smart waaatch

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Re: Perspective

"In a market where size is everything and smaller is better"

I think you are in the 70's.

Now it's bigger, flasher and more pointless.

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WIN a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive with El Reg

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Use the BCC field. Simples.

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Borg bashes destabilising DoS bug in UCS kit

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Good point, apart from there is a patch.

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Return of the Pocket PC: Acer shows off Jade Primo PC Phone

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Re: net books dammit!

So something like this then?

(Although no idea how easy it is to swap out SSD)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Toshiba-Satellite-8-9-Inch-Laptop-Windows/dp/B00UBM6SNA

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Wikipedia’s biggest scandal: Industrial-scale blackmail

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I'd add Rupert Murdoch and his cronies to the list.

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Turkey cites crypto software find in terror charges against TV crew

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FAIL

You could argue that if the west didn't go round blowing up places for oil, leaving a complete power vacuum, then they would have to leave their own countries in the first place.

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IoT baby monitors STILL revealing live streams of sleeping kids

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Joke

If anyone ever bothers hacking that, they'll hear shuffling and farting.

Try moving it further away from your bed and closer the the baby's

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Greater Manchester plod site targeted by nuisance DDoS attack

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He must be very proud...

...of being the hacking equivalent of a group of kids playing knock door run.

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Sony's 4King with us now: Xperia Z5 mobe has UltraHD screen, cam

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Re: Unfortunately...

You do know Sony are actually quite "supportive" of rooting your phone and loading a plain OS on.

By supportive I mean they supply the tools to do so, not the warranty.

http://developer.sonymobile.com/services/

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Back to school: Six of the smartest cheap 'n' cheerful laptops

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Re: USB3 please

Cost.

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Re: One wonders why TheReg even bothers to do those articles?

Because everyone else at their school has Air's. Peer pressure and all that.

Once upon a time, parents said no.

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Re: 2nd hand is now faster than new!

Problem with 2nd hand is you find your battery is going to last you about an hour!

Steer away from Intel and get an AMD A6 based one and you will be much happier.

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Re: Windows for students: just say no

"However there is truly a gap in the cheap laptop market that no Windows laptop currently covers well IMO, hence the success of Chromebooks."

Er HP stream is the same as a Chromebook but Windows

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Re: Memory vs Processor

Did people miss the budget bit of this review?

Lits price is about £130 ish for a 500gb SSD vs £30 ish for a spinning dish.

Seriously people, get a reality check.

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The 100GB PHONE! Well, it has shades of Chrome, so not quite

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Have to laugh

"our CTO, Mike (the guy who lead the power management team at Android) wouldn’t have it any other way"

Guess he's never owned a 6310i where battery life is measured in weeks, not hours.

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Stunned.....

...so less than my £50 windows phone, that has 128gb on the phone + 50gb with one drive.

Wow I'm almost as underwhelmed with this phone as I am with the new Google logo.

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Earth wobbles on axis as Google rebrands

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It's OK,they need to "lose" the taxable income some how.....so I guess a few billion dollars?

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Croc country cops' mobile facial matching a festival party pop

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"Some 100,000 images captured by Australian cops using body-worn cameras, CCTV, and drones have been loaded into the system"

"A trial of the platform pinned 300 persons-of-interest lurking in the Top End earlier this year."

So we can safely assume at least 99,000 images have been deleted from the system then?

Thought not.

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Turn-by-turn directions coming to Ordnance Survey Maps

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Re: too little too late

Odd I just tried to find the 2km footpath I run along several times a week (also used by hundreds of other people daily) and strangely Google is utterly unaware of it and suggests I take a 4km route instead.

Odd that.

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Europe yawns at EU robo-commish Ansip's digital plans

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Meaningless.....

...just because only 8 percent tried, doesn't equate to 8 percent wanting it.

How many people try to travel for free on a train? How many would LIKE to travel for free on the train?

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US trade watchdog deep-sixes patent infringement claim against Microsoft

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Let's clear this up....

...get your prejudices out of the way first, becuase you may want MS to lose (for whatever reason), but these sort of suits could also apply to anyone else.

1. Microsoft are not trying to avoid paying license fee

2. Interdigital are not pure trolls, the do actual R&D. They may not make anything, but neither do ARM.

The issue is Interdigital's business practice of doing bundles that means you can't just pick the essentail licenses you need that would be covered by FRAND, but also force you to buy non-essential licenses you don't need, for which they can charge whatever they want.

This sort of business practice affects not just MS, but everyone.

So using everyones favourite analogy, cars. Any company is free to use an engine in their cars, but in order to do so, you have to buy a garden shed for everyone bought and if you make less than a million cars a year, you also have to buy dinghy.

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Windows 10 blamed (partly) for stalled PC sales recovery

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Re: Free Win 10

since Win 10 updates are mandatory and will not be documented. Its free!

"On a few domain joined pc's which may not of been locked down properly, so user may we'll have done this themselves (out of 10 million installs)"

"Win Phone was discontinued since it was such a success,"

So we'll just ignore the new ones coming out then shall we

"...as are all MS products."

Windows, SQL, Office, Xbox, Mice, Keyboards......

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Re: Five year old

Paul,

get out of here. A Linux user with a balanced and sensible attitude. BEGONE and never darken these forums again.

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IDC previous predictions fail...

...come up with excuse and make new prediction.

I love how these companies still get paid for these constant predictions.

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

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Meh....

...if you think I'm scary I'd suggest you don't look what's on the other arm.

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Channel surfers and the irresistible rise of Content Delivery Networks

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"You might even be using one right now."

regmedia.co.uk Cloudflare

www.theregister.co.uk Cloudflare

So I'd say yes.....

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Manchester skeptics annexed in hostile digital power grab

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Bet this is

..nothing more than a publicity stunt

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Google tells iOS 9 app devs: Switch off HTTPS if you want that sweet sweet ad money from us

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Reading that post made my eyes bleed. Please, someone buy the guy a shift key.

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Fugitive UK hacker turned ISIS recruiter killed in Syria

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Re: Glorifying killing

if his death goes some way to ease the suffering of millions, then I'd gladly push the button.

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FAIL

you appear to missing the 100's of thousands / possibly millions killed / maimed / displaced or leaving in fear of ISIS

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Oh dear...

...what a shame.

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The most tragic thing about the Ashley Madison hack? It was really 1% actual women

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Re: Why the percentage shock?

"You can't get away from the biological facts that men are programmed to impregnate as many women as possible, while women are programmed to choose a dependable partner who sticks around."

You can't get away from the biological facts that men are programmed to impregnate SOMEONE, while women are programmed to choose a dependable partner who sticks around.

FTFY.

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Nano – meet her: AMD's Radeon R9 4K graphics card for non-totally bonkers gamers, people

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Yes please....

...my Atom based system needs a boost....just need to wait 2 years to get one on eBay with my budget

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Google Images: EU Commish opens new front against Chocolate Factory

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Re: "Google has succeeded in [...] created a captive environment "

So why can't you grasp you don't allow Google to crawl your un-watermarked hi-res images. It's not hard,really, anyone with 30 seconds looking at robot.txt could grasp the concept, let alone htaccess.

And lets not forgot removing the ability to hot link.

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I'm curious what the actual issue is.

I'm no fan fo many Google practises, but what is the ACTUAL issue.

Surely Getty would

a) only allow Google to crawl low-res versions or

b) watermark the hi-res ones.

In fact most of my searches include -stock to AVOID the likes of Getty.

I think the issue would be if I publish an image of Getty's on MY website and then Google scraped that and then linked to that.

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Password 'XXXXairocon' pops Wi-Fi routers from ASUS, ZTE and others

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Re: "...recommends blocking telnet and SNMP..."

You seemed to be recommending using SSH and not Telnet, but a hard-wired obvious login is a hard-wired obvious login, regardless of protocol.

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Aviva phone hacker jailed for 18 months over revenge attack

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Re: 18 months??

plus it will actually less than 9 months - time served on remand (if he was held in custody)

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The Onion Router is being cut up and making security pros cry

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Re: Makes sense

I'd rank it along with blocking torrents, exe's, vbs's etc.

Sure has legit use, but for 99.9999% of businesses but you'd block by default and add on a 1 by 1 basis.

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Britain’s device-theft capital is now … lovely Leicestershire

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Or another way

almost 40% of theft of electronic equipment occurs in London (bet I've got my maths wrong on that one)

Percentages are pretty meaningless

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AT&T accused of Wi-Fi interception, ad injection

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Mayer notes that ad-injection extensions are frowned on by Google,

as are many ad-blockers.

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Android in user-chosen lockscreen patterns are grimly predictable SHOCKER

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It has to be said....

...the slide to join the dots method, seems to be far more insecure.A quick look at my phones reinforces this.

One is slidey pattern, one is number pad.

On the slidey pattern one, I can clearly see my unlock pattern. I wipe it at least once a day, but still makes no difference,

On number pad one, I can see the numbers, but not what order and and how many times. As its an 8 digit code, it is much harder to guess, but still within the realms of possibility as you can rule out certain numbers that are clearly not used.

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Windows 10 market share growth slows to just ten per cent

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Re: Dear Microsoft, good luck with that.

That's nice

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An how much ...

...has the FREE Linux on desktop gown in the last decade?

What's that, Windows 10 thats been out for 2 weeks has a bigger market share than a free desktop os has gained in 20 years?

(And yes I do use Linux and I haven't upgrade from 8 to 10 either)

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Should all Europeans be able to watch Estonian football? Consultation launched

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Re: @Ledswinger

It's how it often works between countries with DVDs, CDs, and software......There's an argument that it does happen with things like cars, despite some limp wristed attempts by the EU to stop the makers doing this......

The difference is, I can choose to import / go and get those items.

You can't go to Spain and buy the UK football matches for their prices.

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Cortana Android beta goes public

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Re: Don't see the point in this

Because it's better / gives you a choice NOT to use Google.

Still if you thing a choice of ONE is a good thing, feel free to live that way.

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Re: Let's have a laugh

Probably less than your normal torch or calculator app.

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Microsoft sues InterDigital for 'monopoly power' over mobile patents

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For thos bitching about MS

You are talking about standards and optional systems.

If it's REQUIRED to make the system comply with international standards, then FRAND should take place. If it's not required, then feel free to charge what you want.

So something to make a phone work on a cell network, should be FRAND, to make it work with Facebook, would not need be.

So complaining FAT, which is not required to make Linux work, is not licensed under FRAND is irrelevant.

Now I'm not defending MS's history on many things, but you lot are cutting of your nose to spite your face, as this potentially affects EVERY mobile player out there, inducing companies way smaller than Microsoft.

Seriously guys, lose this sad hatred of <insert hated company here> and take a look at each thing on a case by case basis, most big companies are complete fuckers at some point. I know of no large company that doesn't shit on people somewhere along the line.

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Samsung smart fridge leaves Gmail logins open to attack

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Re: The things people buy...

because they are gullible / trying to be hip / both.

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YouTube bloggers told to slap 'advert' stickers on their vid posts

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Re: James Bond implies Aston Martin

except when it was a BMW

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Youth Hostelling with Chris Eubank becomes TV reality

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Chuck a few billion quid at any sport and see the quality improve. When they have to go back to working 5 days a week, it's hardly surprising is it?

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