* Posts by Lost all faith...

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Life after Nokia: Microsoft Lumia 640 budget WinPho blower

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Re: GUI madness

I really like the Winphone GUI, it feels weird at first, but once you get to it, Android and IoS feel so damn clunky. There are still some oddities, but I find it the "nicest" to use by far.

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Conservative manifesto: 5G, 'near universal' broadband and free mobes for PC Dixon

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Re: So.....

It's all bollocks. If they fail to meet the targets, they'll just pretend it never happened or it's because of <insert opposition party>

How about this.

For everything we fail to deliver on, each person that voted for us can punch me in the face.

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Help! We need to pick a platform for our desert adventure

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Re: OK lets rewind...

I've never had an issue on the many machines I've run it on, however I have found that you should allow the home page onto the allowed list as it can be laggy to start with.

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OK lets rewind...

..Is this a registered charity?

If so you then can get yourself along to TT-exchange and get yourself some stupidly cheap licenses.

If you DO decide to go windows, what about K9 protection on the pc's? Dead cheap, hosted in the cloud and rock solid.

https://www.tt-exchange.org/partner_catalogues

Or

you could get Untangle running on a micro-itx box (dual NIC's required) and install the "Lite" versions + say webcache addon. Although the content filter is nowhere near as good as say K9's unless you use the paid for versions, it still does a much better job in my experience than the like of OpenDNS family filters, which is piss easy to get around.

https://www.untangle.com/untangle-ng-firewall/applications

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This open-source personal crypto-key vault wants two things: To make the web safer ... and your donations

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Re: More anonymity for criminals and terrorists

So you have no issue with the Police rocking up and rifling through your cupboards and drawers, just in case y'know?

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Dev gives HBO free math tips to nail Game of Thrones pirate leakers

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I've always thought of:

Just modify a couple of pixels (not together) in a couple of frames slightly, each unique to the release.

Not sure how compression would affect it though.

A bit like the yellow dots on laser printers.

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El Reg offers you the chance to become a Master Investor – for free

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Sound good....

...how much will the time-share cost again?

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HOT HOVERSHIP-ON-HOVERSHIP ACTION: SpaceX ready for barge boing

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Plan B

Slap a load of bad ass hydro-jets to the platform and get this into place...pronto!

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Activist investor Jana Partners calls for Qualcomm break-up

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Shock!

Read all about it.

"Investors" want to asset strip and sell off business for quick profit.

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Soil and sand harden as SPEEDING MISSILES and METEORS SLAM into GROUND – boffins

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WTF?

Am I really missing something?

Or is this pretty basic schoolboy physics?

Push you had slowly on a thick liquid it goes in easily, smack it hard and your more likely to break your hand then go in deeply.

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Microsoft, Fujitsu team in Internet of Lettuce effort

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You may be surprised to find a huge quantity of lettuces are not grown in fields.

Here is a typical lettuce "field"

http://www.suntec.co.nz/SaladbookCentre%20cover%20shot.jpg

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Bored with Blighty? Relocation lessons for the data centre jetset

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Re: Depresses me that consideration for UK areas...

There are loads of examples of large data centres outside of the London, heck, just look at the telco's.

It not hard to Google (oh look Ireland, Finland, Belgium and the Netherlands) and find loads out there from a few dozen racks to a few thousand.

If anything the one place in the UK NOT to put a DC is bloody London.

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Dell System Detect update vulnerability exposed

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"I am getting rather fed up with these silly little start-up security firms blowing their own trumpets..."

F-secure

Founded in 1988

Over 1000 employees

Listed at NASDAQ OMX, Helsinki

25 offices around the globe

Revenue of €155 million and EBIT of €27 million in 2013

Can we have a Muppet icon?

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EU Commish mulls new bloc-wide rule on web content takedowns

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"Leaving aside the fact that I'm paying for a contract, which I would assume would require me to be 18 or older, my operator still enabled it by default ...".

It's been a "legal" requirement to block Porn on mobile phones for a long,long time.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_censorship_in_the_United_Kingdom#Mobile_Internet_censorship

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Bonking with Apple is no fun 'cos it's too hard to pay, say punters

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Re: I'm puzzled by these attempts.

"The difference between this and the other types of payment service is that the merchant does not see your card details. Thus they can't track your shopping habits! For the likes of Tesco this is not good. I will very surprised if they sign up for apple Pay at launch."

Yes I'm even more surprised they accept that "Cash" thing, I mean that doesn't even have a unique WiFi / Bluetooth signal that can be tracked around the store.

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Google, Microsoft and Apple explain their tax tricks in Australia

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"What is the point of dodging the tax then?"

To kill off the competition and to strike deals to return some of the money, but only if the government promise to reduce the amount of tax they have to pay.

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A MILLION Chrome users' data was sent to ONE dodgy IP address

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WTF?

And how is this..

..much different to the thousands of other extensions and apps out there?

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Turkey PM bans Twitter, YouTube as 'tools of terrorist propaganda'

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Re: So....

I agree actually, those covering their faces in the west are clearly out to cause trouble and deserve everything they get.

http://a.abcnews.com/images/International/rt_G20_Protests_090402_ssh.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/09/25/article-0-15343F87000005DC-416_634x418.jpg

https://www.wodumedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/A-demonstrator-scuffles-with-police-during-protests-outside-the-Bank-of-England-in-London-April-1-2009.-Riot-police-staged-baton-charges-to-try-to-disperse-several-hundred-protesters-gathered-around-the-Bank-of-England-in-the-hea.jpg

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So....

is this the same Turkish PM that has authorized lethal force against protesters that cover their faces?

It's a battle between Thailand and Turkey which tourist destination can have the biggest assholes in charge.

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Volvo V60 Polestar: Speak softly, carry a big stick, dress like a Smurf

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I see it appears to have a fault.

...an estate car without fold flat / double flip seats.

Why do manufacturers still do this? You load up a few items and create huge stress points at the fold.

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Because it's not an Audi or BMW?

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E-commerce enterprises gently told to update those protocols ... or else

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Re: you may alienate some

Crap how did you find out the Admin password to the internet?

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UK.gov: We want Britannia's mobe-enabled cars to rule the roads

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"I want a super 7 with no tech"

I dunno, some 7's (and their relatives) can be quite high tech. Carbon Fibre bodies, dual engines, even leccy ones if you want.

Still having a cheapo 7 style car destroy a Porsche or Ferrari around the track is always fun.

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You don't need an electronic handbrake for hill start assistance.

My car has hill start assist without it.

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Council of Europe: Don't spy on your staff, you naughty employers

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Re: Monitor this....

If you take your child to the zoo or any of the other activities mention when you've called in sick, then you're an idiot...

And most likely to be unemployed shorty afterwards.

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Re: Uh ... duh.

And here you are posting on forums.

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This is a bit on the wishy washy side.

OK so if I work for MI6, no issue with sending emails to my mates?

If I work in the banking sector,best make sure no phone calls are monitored or recorded, just in case?

It's OK for soldiers on Active duty to drop onto Facebook and "check In"

Hmmmm.

In reality, you should say, give people a bit of slack where appropriate and give them the means to do this stuff in their own free time?

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WTF?

Just a little point.

“Private electronic communications at work should not be monitored under any circumstances,”

How do you know if an email is Business or Personal without reading it?

Just saying.

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Can you recover your data if disaster strikes? Sure?

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"Though precious few systems administrators will admit it, every one of us goes to bed never completely sure that if all of the IT under our control was turned off it would all come back up again."

I'll happily tell you many of our systems won't come back online, because the powers that be won't invest in it. So I go to bed in the knowledge that it all wont come back online and I sleep soundly because of it.

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Choc Factory's king codec serves 25 BEELLION Tube hours

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Is it me....

..or do both the videos stills look like they were recorded on VHS tape?

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HP Stream x360: Flippable and stylish Chromebook killer

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Re: It's nice to see the quote above the 2 key and the hash key next to a large return key.

"is the almost-uselessly-narrow vertical wedge 'enter' key. US keyboards have a nice fat horizontal 'enter' key,"

Now are we talking "Enter" key or "Carriage Return". I have both, the CR key is huge, the Enter is a large vertical, next to the Numeric Keypad. On a UK laptop, but I guess trying to cram that lot on a twee laptop isn't going to work.

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"Too bad, with Linux it might be fun. Seems the American market does not get this machine."

Silly HP, going after the largest share of the market instead of catering to a tiny minority.

I know 2015, year of the Linux desktop (again).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_operating_systems#Desktop_and_laptop_computers

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Re: Honest Question ...

Run CCleaner and select "hotfix uninstallers".

See how much space you regain.

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Samsung's bend blame blast: We DEMAND a Galaxy S6 Edge do-over

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Re: Glass is not meant to be bendy

"Personally I believe the zenith of mobile phones was reached with the Nokia 8210."

What utter rubbish, never heard such lies!

6310i any day.

http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.spainmovil.es/compara/391-298.html&prev=search

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Re: Glass is not meant to be bendy

"It would be nice if devices could share numbers, but some judicious call-diverting does most of what is needed."

No problem. SIP service + follow me / call forking.

Jobs a good un.

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Google hopes to add free roaming to its coming cellular service

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So let me get this right...

Google are offering free roaming, by teaming up with 3, who offer free roaming.

Not such a big headline after all.

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Intel shows Google how to stick it real good

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But not everyone wants to sell their soul to the devil in order to get cheap shiny, shiny.

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Teen pleads guilty in Microsoft and Valve hacking case

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Re: Hold on

Well as they had unreleased games, they may well of been pirated and sent out in advance of the release and sold for a $1 a time.

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Met Police in egg/face blunder as shop-a-crim site's SSL cert expires

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Re: El Reg doesn't even offer https connectivity

why would it need to ? What sensitive information is passing between you and Reg Towers ?

Your login details?

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PlayStation Vita owners – Sony owes you $25 cash or $50 credit

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WTF?

Re: Why isn't somebody facing a possible jail sentence?

I take you have't watched any TV ad's for about the last 60 years then?

That housewife that thinks snowflakes washing powder is amazing, she's not really a housewife...shhhhh

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Google cracks down on browser ad injectors after shocking study

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Re: Where does this leave Adblockers?

Tried getting adblock from Google play lately?

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South Korea to NUKE Microsoft ActiveX

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Re: "proprietary standards"

"proprietary standards"

An oxymoron, Shirley?

Yup, curse those Compact Discs that only work on Sony / Philips hardware.

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Energy utilities targeted by Office-spawned recon attack tool

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Ha.

"Utilities can be more hamstrung than other sectors in applying patches. Updating operating systems can have significant impacts on industrial control systems, potentially breaking them."

Pray tell, why would you have a pc that runs the key infrastructure running office apps and email as well.

Oh yeah, it's saved a few quid.

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GLOWING TAMPONS hold the key to ending pollution

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Once, had my fingers ripped of by machinery, in order to work on the wound, they used sanitary towels as a packing material to absorb and hold in place.

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Virgin Media goes TITSUP, RUINS Tuesday evening

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you may want to get a joke icon on there, it's going to go whizzing over some peoples heads.

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Life after Lord Shugs looks good, as Viglen directors' packages swell

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Re: Sugar Barrel

what on earth are you on about?

"But this lot? What is there contribution to society?" Who are you on about?

(Won't even get onto Amstrad was always a me too)

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Microsoft update mayhem delays German basketball game, costs team dear

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Re: HA

but you do appear to have an issue with the Caps Lock key.

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