* Posts by Lost all faith...

2610 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

Two weeks of Windows 10: Just how is Microsoft doing?

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Re: Possible major security problems

Especially as there seems to be Google traffic in there as well.

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I built a Linux machine 2 days ago, removed the usb drive and it rebooted without warning. Therefore Linux is crap.

See my experience MUST apply to everyone and they are wrong if they say Linux is great.

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Patching a fragmented, Stagefrightened Android isn't easy

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WTF?

Re: Android is the new Windows

How is it the new Windows?

Patches for windows are rolled out for 10+ years and don't rely on on 3rd parties to push them out.

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Ha ha ha ha haah hah haaa

"For now it's up to users, who are advised to keep a close eye on the patch availability for their particular device and operating system, and apply these critical fixes at their earliest opportunity, according to Rapid7"

I guess they don't own a Android device more than about a year old then. There's only a couple of makers out there that bother (Google and Sony spring to mind).

The rest of us? No need to bother we know the answers

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ANIMALS being CUT UP to make Apple Watch straps

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Re: But we are omnivores after all...

I agree Ostrich is quite tasty, but not over keen on Crocodile though bit tough and tastes to fishy for my liking.

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Typewriters suck. Yet we're infinitely richer for those irritating machines

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Bloody Jurno luxuries....

..you type it up on your fancy lah-de-dah typewriters.

Real men had to typeset !

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Apple and Google are KILLING KIDS with encryption, whine lawyers

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So in order to help the police, I have to break the law?

"appropriate balance between the marginal benefits of full-disk encryption"

Odd, pretty it's a requirement to have full disk encryption in order to comply with parts of the DPA.

Therefore PC plod, which law do I break in order to comply with the law?

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IWF shares 'hash list' with web giants to flush out child sex abuse images online

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So you propose they do what?

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Techies! Shadow IT means you need to up your game

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I sit on both sides...

...I work in IT, but I often run programmes I not "supposed" to do.

I need audio editors, although we provide none.

I need to edit XML files, but we don't give out notepad++

I need to use multiple browsers to deal with he applicances and websites, which refuse to all work correctly in a single browser.

I need VNC a remote desktop is not suitable

I use a different network monitoring tools as ours it specc'd for my team or suitbale

and on and on.

On the flip side, if it goes tits up, I fix it or beg for help on the forums, not go running to an IT department demanding that a programme they have never heard of gets fixed.

The REAL issue is the THEM vs US mentality with a dash of corporate lethargy thrown in. OT doesn't ASK what the end user needs, the end user doesn't say what they would like to do, so each forces their own solution on each other, neither working particularly well.

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Introducing the Asus VivoMini UN42 – a pint-sized PC, literally

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Re: Meh!

Web servers in 6ft cabinets in 1966, I'm impressed

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Re: Hang on a tick

USB, Ethernet and Video out for starters.

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For space retrieval hints.

Get CCleaner, set to delete hot fix un-installers and temp files and watch the space reappear

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Another day, another stunning security flaw in Android – this time hitting 55% of mobes

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Re: innocuous-looking app which, when installed

"The apps on my tablets are downloaded only from legit sources"

Yup, Google Play / Apple have never had any dodgy apps.

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Re: innocuous-looking app which, when installed

" Exploiting Unix with a local privilege escalation hack is nothing new."

Nor is going through the windscreen in a crash. That's why we've learn't lessons and created seatbelts, air-bags and collision avoidance systems.

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Intel left a fascinating security flaw in its chips for 16 years – here's how to exploit it

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Re: Require root or administrator access ...

The difference is, you can't find the malware once it's there. If owned by using a 0-day exploit, you will never find it or know it's there.

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Brassiere belays boob-bound bullet, begetting bruised breastbone

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Re: Could I have the lady's phone number?

I thought in the UK it was 0908 468 739

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Citrix warns that Windows 10's Edge browser borks Receiver

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I do dispair at these massive companies...

...that seem to bitch AFTER a product has been launched. It's like they never knew it was coming,never had access to the beta programmes; begging the question, how badly are these companies development teams run?

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Microsoft co-founder recovers ship's bell of 'The Mighty Hood'

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See my link in earlier post and the 1st line gives it away.

"With the approval of the Secretary of State for Defence"

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@ Ledswinger....

Maybe you should ask what those directly involved think before bitching about this:

"There is no headstone among the flowers for those who perish at sea. For the 1,415 officers and men of HMS HOOD who lost their lives so violently in battle on 24 May 1941, the recovery of her bell and its subsequent place of honour in the National Museum of the Royal Navy will mean that there will be a place where future generations will be able to gaze upon it and remember with gratitude and thanks, the heroism, courage and personal sacrifice of HOOD’s Ship’s Company who died in the service of their country ~ well after the remains of HOOD have long gone."

http://www.hmshood.com/association/archive/specevents/bell2012.htm

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Aussie bloaters gorging on junk food 'each and every day'

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Maybe if they burnt it enough.....

...they could actually get their hands on some Ashes....

Someone had to do it

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Has Microsoft saved the Apple Watch with Outlook improvement?

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Re: That's the second time MSFT has pulled Apple back from the brink!

"Apple don't do servers "

They did, but didn't really sell in huge numbers.

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Virtually no one is using Apple Music even though it is utterly free

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Re: a good proportion will be outside the target age demographic for this service.

"regardless of the new laws about making backup copies."

What new ones? The ones that say it now LEGAL?

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Update Firefox NOW to foil FILE-STEALING vulnerability exploit, warns Mozilla

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Re: Update Done

"Linux distros have done this right, and it's something that Microsoft and Apple really need to copy."

You're mixing applications with Kernals / OS'

My FF is up to date with 0 clicks on a windows box.

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Moronic Time cover sets back virtual reality another 12 months

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Re: Moronic Time cover sets back virtual reality another 12 months @ Boltar

Why have you added a link to an incredibly expensive, bulky and piss poor immersion to prove him wrong.

Everything he said agrees with your link!

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No matter who you pick...

...the person will look stupid doing VR, it's just how it is.

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Windows 10 is FORCING ITSELF onto domain happy Windows 7 PCs

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I wonder....

...how "automatically" blocked they are? Is it blocked UNLESS the user decides to go off and "sign up" to the install, i.e. tick the box saying they want it?

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Big, ugly, heavy laptops are surprise PC sales sweet spot

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Re: Why now?

Who are all the PC makers going to sell to in the interim?

Businesses...tablets are ok, but just don't hack it for a lot of people. It's now the case a laptop is cheaper than a desktop + monitor.

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Slippery Windows Updates' SOAP bubbles up SYSTEM priveleges

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Am I misreading this?

"Attackers that have previously gained admin privilege on a target system"

So attackers that already have admin access can compromise the device?

I've got to be missing something here surely?

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EE recalls Power Bar phone chargers after explosion burns woman

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Re: Everyone's fingers burnt with Everything Everywhere

"Do you actually have an EE phone that stays connected to the masts and keeps the number in service?"

Can you call the number ancd get through to voice mail when you can't get to the phone?

yes?

Then you have a working number.

Bitching about signal?

Ever thought it may be your phone? Or the case it's in?

Break out a cheap as chips bog standard phone and see how good a signal you get then, chances are way better then most smartphones.

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Re: Everyone's fingers burnt with Everything Everywhere

How much do you pay to keep the phone connected to the masts and number in service i.e. line rental?

Thought so.

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Junior defence staffer on trial for 'posting secret dossier to 4chan'

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Not all of 4chan is a cesspit....

...that's mainly /b and a couple of other NSFW boards; some are almost "normal" by web standards.

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Windows 10 wipes your child safety settings if you upgrade from 7 or 8

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I did it with a Chrome based browser no problem.

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OpenDNS is pretty crap. Just do a Google Image search and you're away.

I'd recommend K9 protection over it anyday.

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Epson: Cheap printers, expensive ink? Let's turn that upside down

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"Free examination, cheap lenses and absolutely extortionate frame costs. "

Cheap lenses?

Lucky you. Mine are about 80% of the total cost! Either that or I have a couple of milk bottles bottoms (ask you parents kids) in front of my eyes.

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Remember Impero, the school software biz that went ape over a vuln? Someone's got revenge

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as well as sending them a copy on a floppy disc (although who has a floppy drive these days?)

I think it's called irony.

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If you installed Windows 10 and like privacy, you checked the defaults, right? Oh dear

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Re: By design

Microsoft never innovates it only steals, welcome to project copy Google

Google image search?

Blatant rip of of Bing right there.

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Yahoo! website! ads! spaff! CryptoWall! ransomware! AGAIN!

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Re: Can't fix it? Then stop it.

Sites running ad's test back links (and monitor changes) before pushing out. Talking major sites, like Yahoo, that have the resources.

Fixed.

£100,000,000 please.

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Obsolescence of food is complete: Soylent now comes in bottles

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Re: I thought hospitals already had this...

You forgot to take a piss in the shower....and yes there was campaign to do this a several months back.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-29552557

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Re: Sneer at this if you want...

The Geeks may want it, the rest of us in the human race, do not.

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Internet, schminternet: Boffins propose private 100Gbps HYPERNET

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Darn....

....I'm going to have halt my roll out of MegaNet and start work on UltraSuperNet

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Wait, STOP: Are you installing Windows 10 or RANSOMWARE?

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Re: An idea

And if it's encrypted your backups?

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'Cilla Black introduced me to my wife on Blind Date': Channel man's heartwarming story

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This is the internet, no need to be rational, just judge.

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Re: Diana-steria style grief

Lets add Tom Jones for the Welsh.

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Re: Diana-steria style grief

Because she had a few hits 50 years ago and did some 2nd rate TV shows in the 80's and 90's.

Still the Liverpool lot love her, because she's one of them....despite not living there for most of her life.

That said, the panto world has one less c-lister to choose from.

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Magnet-wobble wireless charging system dishes out a respectable 10 kW

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Ok the tech is old, but you get the idea why flywheels are not great.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyrobus

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Re: Transfer Efficiency?

Underwater?

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Unlock and start General Motors cars with a $100 box of tricks – hacker

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Re: "GM takes matters that affect our customers' safety and security very seriously."

How?

This is remote start, not drive.

Many alarm systems can do this.

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Think beyond the Beeb: Gov consultation is crucial for free telly

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Re: The simplest solution would be abolish license fee monopoly

So you propose diluting the fee across dozens of broadcasters and that will improve thing how?

I presume you know that C4 is also are free public broadcasters as well?

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I think the "simplist"...

would to be make iPlayer Subs based. If you pay a license fee, you get to lock it to say 5 devices and then any after that you pay X amount.

If you don't pay a license fee (including Johnny foreigner) you pay X+Y.

This would not only make the service "free" to license holders, but allows content (and money) to come from other people that would otherwise would not pay a penny.

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