* Posts by Lost all faith...

1823 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

Amazon gobbles chips firm Annapurna to speed up cloudy data centers

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Re: There are other reasons for the networking costs

"Networking equipment itself is also generally following the Moore's law."

Is it? Really?

Can you back that up?

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Drinking to forget? OK. But first, eat a curry... QUICK!

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Re: So not a meal to have…

Nope, Indian's eat proper curry, not the ghee loaded slop we enjoy, more often than not made by Pakistani's or Bangladeshi's.

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Netadmin wanted for 'terrible, terrible, awful job nobody wants'

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Re: Essential skill

Wow, you get the install disk? Normal you have hunt for that after they have told everyone you are going live with it.

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Windows 10: The Microsoft rule-o-three holds, THIS time it's looking DECENT

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Re: Apps

Stop it...don't you know you need 100,000 torch apps, each one needing access to your contacts and internet connection?

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Well if it's like Windows phone, you just let me see...it's so difficult.....Hmmm how do you do it again...oh yeah, you click the slider to turn off Cortana.

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WTF?

Yup, after all no one uses Siri do they?

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Re: Oops, wonder how THAT got in there?!?

You just turn off syncing, just as you do now.

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Australian traffic lights need better security says auditor-general

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SCATS?

No wonder the security is shit.

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US military finds F-35 software is a buggy mess

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Re: Maybe they've adopted Agile/SCRUM

On the up side, they may just give up and start again with a submarine.

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4Chan man Moot logs off as admin for last time

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Nope, he never had an issue with showing women breastfeeding, so that rules him out.

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Facebook: Yo 'people'! Zap fake news on our giant ad farm, would'ja?

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In that case...

...can we simply block the Daily Mail?

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Pull up the Windows 10 duvet and pretend Win8 and Vista were BAD DREAMS

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WTF?

"It is impossible to set up 8.1 without one - you have to create a local account afterwards"

I've set up multiple machines without one. try reading what you are ticking next time.

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Re: MS Security

So no Linux or Apple machines have been screwed up by an update?

Try using a search engine, you may be surprised.

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Re: Have you actually used PowerShell to automate GUI operations?

Seeing as M$ has taken everyone for a fairground ride with 8 and the absolutely TORTUROUS upgrade path to 8.1

WTF?

Either run an update or run from windows store. How the hell is that torturous? Never once had an issue.

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Re: @ Kubla Cant -- Not too sure

@Someone Else

"Linux was launched with a crap GUI inherited from UNIX, which they've tried and failed to enhance with obscure half arsed attempts at one"

There...FTFY

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Re: "..stopped retailers and PC makers from selling .."

"only sell what we want, not what the customer wants."

No, you buy what you *think* you NEED, not what you think you want.

It's called marketing, you may think you are unaffected by it, but you are. A good marketing person makes you think YOU came up with the idea of NEEDING it, not someone else wanting you to have it.

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Re: Not too sure

big_D

Gotta love those downvotes for doing nothing than stating your own experience.

H8ters gotta H8.

I much prefer Win8.1 over XP & 7 now, it has some annoying things, but now I find 7 more annoying than 8.

Prefer Win Phone over Andriod

but prefer Linux / Apache over IIS

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'Success'? Verify FAILED for 40% in self-assess tax trial

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Cause and Effect?

"For example, a trial of Verify for online Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) payments appears to have largely have been abandoned by farmers in favour of an alternative telephone service."

Hmm so lets see, rural areas have shit broadband, farmers prefer to use phone over internet....Nope can't see any link there.

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SECRETS of the LOST SCROLLS unlocked by key to HEALTHY BOOBS

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Re: Wouldn't it be great....

Good point.

Still both religions are pretty similar and have many of the same references, unfortunately people prefer to argue /kill over the differences..

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Wouldn't it be great....

...if they read:

Just read a great book by Mohammed, given me a great idea for my own book, must get around to writing it sometime.

Anyway having a lovely time, love Jesus.

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Want a cheap Office-er-riffic tablet? Microsoft Windows takes on Android

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Re: Commercial use forbidden?

Non-profits are similar to charities, simply put, all profits must go back into the business or their stated aim. e.g. saving starving kids.

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Notorious skin-flick master Max Hardcore goes limp over namesake dot-com

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Re: Interesting precedent

Al-Jazeera IS a threat to democracy! It has this annoying habit of telling the truth, god damn them!

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Give ALL the EU access to Netflix, says Vince Cable

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Re: Boost GDP by £260bn?

Ooo thumbs down, Jacqui Smith a reg commentard as well now?

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Re: iPlayer

They should be able to stream it, so long as it's paid for by the consumer.

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Re: Boost GDP by £260bn?

It's ok, they can claim it on expenses...

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EU copyright law: Is the Pirate Party's MEP in FAVOUR of it?

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Re: The girl in the picture

"Having a valid and descriptive alt tag which shows on mouse hover would help (or incriminate)"

Pfft like The Reg give a damn about trivial things like web design and disability legal requirements.

Reg, have a nose at this:

http://www.w3.org/standards/webdesign/accessibility

PS apparently it's Paris Hilton if you go to save the picture or look at the mark up.

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Microsoft Outlook PENETRATED by Chinese 'man-in-the-middle'

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Re: Encryption is a crime.

You don't have to be a commie to want to ban encryption and free speech, just power hungry assholes.

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NSA: We're in YOUR BOTNET

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Re: FBI to cleanse...?

well if they control the malware, they control your computer, therefore easy to send a file to wipe out the nasty.

It's been done before and other companies such as MS have wanted to do it for a long time, but legally, they cannot.

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Video nasty: Two big bugs in VLC media player's core library

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FFS

"VLC's developers, Videolan Software, were informed of the flaws on Boxing Day and had not issued fixes for the latest stable version, 2.1.5, by the time of disclosure 9 January"

Curse those people having holidays!

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Alabama tops US teacher-pupil sex league

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That old chestnut

Ah the "I was just "researching" teacher & under age pupil sex" defence.

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Re: Oh, moon of Alabama

Ahhh the Doors version, as the original was "show me the way to the next pretty boy", which is more popular in catholic schools.

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Re: Who're you kidding?

Nope, guilty until proven innocent and even then , no smoke without fire.

How else can we justify the mob lynching?

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Buggy? Angry? LET IT ALL OUT says Linus Torvalds

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Re: No need to be a dick.

Because many of them are done by Google who are bloody good at marketing and by saying Android are dammed good at avoiding mentioning Linux.

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Migration skills shortage looms as Server 2003 DEATH DATE approaches

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Really?

Skills shotages?

There isn't massive difference for most uses between 2003 and 2008R2. There are some, but really they are not insurmountable. Even jumping from 2003 to 2012 isn't a killer. The biggest issues are if you are running the likes of SQL2000 or old versions of exchange.

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Firefox 35 stamps out critical bugs

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Re: Have they enabled look like Firefox yet?

IE is too open, and Chrome, well "all your base are..." etc

Eh? Define too open?

Chrome "all your base.."? Switch to SRWare Iron instead then...

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Want an Internet of Stuff? Not so 4K-ing fast ... yet – Akamai

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Re: Why the 4k?

Well as they are in the business of shifting bits and not producing content, it is of no concern of theirs if the output isn't there. They are simply saying this is a target and the stats show we are a long way off it.

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DVRs at the ready tonight: El Reg's motor Vulture is on the tellybox

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I believe...

...you can get different regional Inside Out's via iPlayer.

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$500 TEDDY BEAR teaches tots to spit up personal data

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Re: What a waste of money

My niece (along time ago) shoved jam on toast into my sisters top of the range Bang and Olufsen VCR. £800 repair bill. Ouch

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Lloyds supplier payments TITSUP: What, you want MONEY from a BANK?

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Re: Suppliers....

http://www.theguardian.com/money/2007/jan/20/accounts.saving

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GRENADE! Project Zero pops pin on ANOTHER WINDOWS 0-DAY

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"And please feel free to copy this comment to the forum about recent changes to the format of El Reg - I couldn't find a link to it."

It's the one with a 1000+ comments, strangely most people are not in favour.

http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2014/12/11/Drewc_El_Reg_Redesign_leave_your_comment_here/

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Waste of time. People have been complying about these pics since the new site launch, but they don't seem to care.

They don't seem to have the ability to go "you know what, we don't actually need a picture, so we won't add one"

Heck, even Marriott have listened to their consumers.

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Google, the new Microsoft

"Google said it was difficult to fix the WebView hole due to its integration into the core system"

Isn't that what MS said about IE?

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You'll get sick of that iPad. And guess who'll be waiting? Big daddy Linux...

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Re: So, 2015

Every year since 2001 heard...

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Re: I'd try Linux mobile

I agree, switch from a "decent" Samsung Android to a cheap Win8.1 and I'm amazed at the difference I've rebooted it once since I've had it. I NEVER had to kill an app, don't even know how to. Unlike the Samsung, where it was almost the norm to do and a reboot was required at least once a week.

The "basic" apps are way better than the stock android ones Here being MASSIVELY better than Google maps (Google WHY do you think I can park on a motorway?), Xbox Music is better than the stock android one, the People app is better than anything I've found on either Android or iOS, and the navigation and settings just seem so more sensible.

BUT, the big downside is the lack of 3rd party apps such as shopping, utility bills and so on.

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Acer Chromebook 13: The best Googletop on the market?

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Re: Damn it, just the one USB port

Then just buy a hub....it's not great biggy if you are connecting to a printer. Can understand it if you want to say connect a mouse and your phone or something.

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PROOF the undead STALK Verizon users: Admen caught using 'perma-cookie'

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Re: Ad industry behaviour

No need to lobby, just ask their pals at Google not to allow adblock plus on the Play store...wait, what?

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Apple wants your fingerprints in the cloud

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Re: False Sense of Security

"They aren't getting in anything critical like your bank account, because those apps will have their own password...."

As you have stated they have you emails, your logins to other apps, such as Facebook, Linked In, Twitter etc etc.

So off to the bank website we go. Enter name...reset password.

Ha ha...thwarted as it's asked for my date of birth. Facebook profile. Thank you very much

Mother maiden name: Again Facebook. look for same surname, look for anniversaries, Mr X and Mrs Y married on this day. Check.

Name of first school, again Facebook? Darn not there. Ok lets try friends reunited. Name: OK, Reset password (after all you haven't logged in for 3 years. New PW sent to email. Thanks. log into Friends reuited. Find schools attended (btw you can often do this with LinkedIn as well)

Back to bank. send new password

Sent new password to email. Jobs a good 'un.

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If this sounds like fantasy, it's not. I did EXACTLY this to prove to a friend how easy it was.

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Re: $2.07 for coffee!

It's so they can claim they filed it 15 years ago

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