* Posts by Lost all faith...

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700,000 Muslim Match dating site private messages leaked online

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Re: So the top passwords were....?

I'd agree on most points EXCEPT:

"we've passed laws forbidding them to wear religious garments"

Burqas, Hijabs, Niquabs, Chador's and Khimars are bugger all to do with Islam. They are purely cultural, no more, no less. Islam just states people should dress modestly (yes that includes men).

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Loop Dreams: Top college talents showcase their skills … in cabling

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So where are these guys in the real world...

...when you end up with 250 10m cat5 cables tangled in a cab because they ran out of 1's and 2's.

Granted it's usually because the company thinks that we can just "reuse" the ones we rip out....sigh.

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What Brexit means for you as a motorist

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Car prices

"Throughout the campaign, experts said that even if the UK left the EU, the prices of new cars shouldn’t rise too much "

People forget that many car prices could crash in price.

We could easily scrap many tarrifs and import limits for non-eu made cars...Kia,Hynundai, Toyota, Honda, Nissan will all gladly take up the slack for Renault, Peugeot and VW.

We may even get to see the Japanese micro cars we don't get here because of the tariffs.

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Vodafone hints at relocation from UK

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Re: Close the door on your way out.

Vodaphone don't just do mobiles.

They also bought out Cable & Wireless / Thus / Demon Internet, that have a pretty hefty landline and networking base.

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This local council paid HOW MUCH for an SD card?!

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Re: What are the El Reg units for SD card costs then?

Are they UK or European bottles?

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25,000 malware-riddled CCTV cameras form network-crashing botnet

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WTF?

" make the hacking victims pay through the nose."

Why not fine victims of muggings or rape while we're at it for not bothering to learn self defense?

The issue is not the victims fault IoT security is so bad, it's the suppliers fault. End of.

As for punishing ISP's. We'll lets do that and come back in a years time to see people bitching on here about how their 10gb business connection was taken offline for a week because a pc was detected having malware and until they could get signed proof it was no longer an issue, the link was shut down.

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Re: Our Linux IP CCTV

Nice one AC, now piss off to your basement and masturbate over pictures of routers:

"If you don't know how to tell whether you have been hijacked, you have no business putting any form of server on the internet"

I'm sorry I missed the word "server" in their post. Can you point it out?

"And once you've become educated enough to not be part of the problem, change your ISP - there are much better ones than BT around!"

I've been with BT fibre for a few years now. Never dropped a connection, is the only one available to offer fibre and is a decent price. So should I go to someone else more expensive, slower and potentially less reliable?

Maybe you should get out more, mingle with human beings and stop being such a condescending dick.

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Eat my reports! Bart ransomware slips into PCs via .zip'd JavaScript

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Re: Translations

'm assuming these were all translated from Russian, Ukrainian or Belorussian.

Why would they put the instructions in a language the don't infect?

Hint: The instructions ARE in English

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Facebook's new stalker tool

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Yes..

..I finally get to know where that hot girl goes when she's not in the pub, what she likes to do and where she goes on a Friday. I can find out if she has kids and what she likes to drink

Saves having to do awkward things like actually talk to her as a human being.

No Joke Icon, because this is no joke, its fucking stupid.

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Ransomware slams corporate Office 365 users with macro storm

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"It's 2016, and Microsoft Office macros are still a viable infection vector: "

"It's 2016, and people blindly ignoring all the fucking warnings are still a viable infection vector:"

TFTFY

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Medicos could be world's best security bypassers, study finds

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Re: For Pete's sake

First up, most hospitals I know of have to have id on them at all times. If you are letting people in without ID, even staff, you've got bigger issues.

"Still a replacement card should be available in 1~4 working days.", really. There is no reason why something as big as a hospital (which I presume has security staff), could not have multiple card printers. We have 4 readers and can get a card to someone in next to no time.

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Gartner: Brexit to wipe $4.6bn off tech spending in Blighty

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Re: Whew!

Or we could end up with this alliance...

http://www.onlooker.press/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/CLv-5wTWIAE83Dj_750x410.jpg

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I want to learn about gamification but all I see is same-ification

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What you on about? There has been 12 versions of Call of Duty and they all had different story lines.

I don't give a flying toss about story lines. I want to pick up a joystick (remember those), blast some aliens, beat a high score and then go out. I don't want to have to use 600 different controls and endure 45 minute tutorial and 30 minutes of a lame story line.

Ah the gold old days, when everything was amazing...

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Opera cries foul over Microsoft Edge power-slurping claims

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Re: Sorry Microsoft.

Have they fixed wildcard proxy exceptions yet?

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Maplin Electronics demands cash with menaces

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Re: When I shop I want a flat playing field. not a supermarket selling eye-space

with or without VAT.

or import duty

or safety regulations

or licensing...

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Re: Who do they think they are?

Tesco was a dominant multi-billion pound business...well pretended to be anyway. So could afford to piss off suppliers and offer something in eturn.

Maplins is that store you drive past on the way to Aldi.

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For those that don't know....

Jon Goddard-Watts founded Screwfix, sold to B&Q

Mark Goddard-Watts founded Toolsation, Sold to Travis-Perkins

Toolstation sell Silverline tools.....Owned by James Goddard-Watts

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FTC dings InMobi ad network for tracking world+dog

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Flip this on it's head...

if permission has been denied to GeoLocation for an App. How come Google / Apple / Google have allowed access via the OS?

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Dr Craig Wright lodges 51 blockchain patents with Blighty IP office

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Ah the next round

We changed existing patents to the same patent but with the words "mobile device" added. Now we can look forward to the same patents, but with IoT attached.

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Fujitsu picks 64-bit ARM for Japan's monster 1,000-PFLOPS super

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I think it's a lame attempt at being as random as AManFromMars

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All this Brexit talk derailed UK tech spending, right? That's a big fat NOPE

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Will that be the recount or the judicial review?

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Telia engineer error to blame for massive net outage

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WTF?

Odd, the most reliable hardware in the world tends to be command line (hint our old phone system wasn't "rebooted" for close on 15 years). But still, stick a GUI on it for those that don't know what they are doing.

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Supercomputers in 2030: Lots of exaflops and LOTS of DRAM

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What do you presume he doesn't know about Moore's law?

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Cash-strapped English and Welsh cops prepare to centralise all 43 forces' websites

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Re: In theory a nice idea...

Wordpress runs 30% of the internet? I thought that was Google and Facebook. Ahh no, silly me, they run the other 70%

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Rejoice, fatties: Giving chocolate electric shocks makes it healthier

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So another excuse.....

to make the bars even more minuscule than current bars.

I can see the packaging now:

"New Improved Design"

Translation:

"Hey we can use 10% less fat, so we've made them 10% smaller"

Hint: Cadbury, that great USA / Polish / Swiss institution, did this sort of trick after the Olympics when they rounded of the corners.

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All aboard the PCIe bus for Nvidia's Tesla P100 supercomputer grunt

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Re: Really?

Interesting read.

Oh as for the down votes...someone spends their entire day doing it. See how many posts get just one down vote.

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Re: Really?

It's fine saying Banks and other companies are using other architecture, but it wouldn't surprise me if Google alone have more Intel servers than all the banks combined using non-Intel. Throw in Amazon, Facebook, Microsoft and Apple and very quickly all the other makers start to look insignificant.

(I didn't DV you BTW)

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'Nobody cares about your heart-rate'

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Move security to the cloud?

What complete and utter bollocks.

So prey tell, how do these devices connect to this cloud security?

Oh yes over the internet.

And if you connect a poorly secured device to the internet....what happens again?

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FBI's iPhone paid-for hack should be barred, say ex-govt officials

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illegal undesirables

That would be the white Europeans then?

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Fat fibre taxes strangling us – UK broadband providers

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WTF has this to do with the EU?

It's because of stupid, ill thought out, irrelevant arguments like this that makes me wonder why the hell the decision is being left to the brain dead general public.

Next you'll be blaming the HSE for the banning of playing conkers in school.

So going by your logic.

This is the sort of stupid rules that we need the EU to control our government over, so we don't get more of these stupid taxes overburdening our multi-billion pound multinationals. Vote In

<rolls eyes>

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It would be interesting to compare to BT

...but remember Virgin is no "small" company either, what being a multi-billion pound, multi-national AKA Liberty Global, so they are not exactly a poor hard done by victim. Also given Virgins fibre tends to be in urban areas, it stands to reason they would be hit more if you averaged out cost per KM, as stated in the article, rural areas attract a lower rate.

But like for like comparisons are exactly what are required.

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E-books the same as printed ones, says top Euro court egghead

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You should see the state of my kindle afterwards, curling edges, torn pages and coffee stains on may of the pages.

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Non-US encryption is 'theoretical,' claims CIA chief in backdoor debate

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Really?

"they'll be out of luck because non-American solutions are simply "theoretical.""

As many have said about open source stuff above +

Email

Protonmail

Phones

Most Chinese and South Korean manufacturers

Networking Kit

Huawei

Intel Chipery

ARM

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Kill Flash now. Or patch these 36 vulnerabilities. Your choice

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Re: Still Gonna Be Rough

I've not come across any that use Flash...Java yes, but Flash?

That said, nothing would surprise me.

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Voter registration site collapse proves genius of GDS, says minister

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Re: Iplayer at work

apart from the fact that will be spewing out terabytes of data (OK the CDN's will be), not a few hundred meg.

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When DIY is not enough: Web-snack firm Graze has an offline awakening

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Experts?

"custom machines used to assemble the distinctive brown, paperback-book-sized boxes that deliver its snacks – assembled without glue, something the “experts” said couldn’t be done "

So I take it these "experts" have never worked in packaging. Pizza anyone?

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Man dies after UK police Taser shooting

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Re: There isn't any detail...

Tasting what? Doughnuts!!

No,it's so they know that Tasing really hurts, so best use a real gun instead.

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Although Tasers were introduced as non-lethal weapons.....

I think that was quickly changed to less-lethal weapons some time ago.

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Third OnePlus flagship: £309

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64 GB of storage

How cute.

Currently have over double that on a £50 phone .

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Virgin Media goes TITSUP* in South London due to painful piles

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Re: loved the sample tweets

"Could Ofcom please also ask VM to stop producing so much junkmail whilst they;re at it? Every flat in the 5-flat house I live in gets sent junkmail from VM once every month"

Scribble out the addresses, lob back in the post.

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Users fear yet another hack as TalkTalk services go down

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WTF?

Is it on a flood plane?

Many of the roads here are flooded and trust me, they are nowhere near a river.

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Chinese loan sharks seek salacious selfies as collateral

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"on a whopping 30 per cent rate of interest per week."

Sound about the same as many of the "legit" ones you see advertised in the UK.

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Orlando shootings bring Facebook's safety check to US soil

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Re: Guns don't kill people....

"He could have just as easily blocked the exits and set the joint on fire."

At which point the sprinklers systems and fire extinguishers could be used. That and it take a lot of time and effort to do what you suggested.

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Microsoft splashes Virtual Reality-slinging 'Scorpio' Xbox

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Re: Bravo

No give him credit. I'm holding out until the iPhone 27 as it will be better than any other previous model.

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Telegram crammed: Hackers find way to send massive messages

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Re: Telegram?!

I agree...I'm at that age that I actually know what a real telegram is, so therefore was completely confused by this article until it was pointed out it's an app.

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Fresh hell for TalkTalk customers: TeamView trap unleashed

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What would be helpful...

...would be publishing the 0345 so people know to block / ignore it.

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Ireland goes Big Brother as police upgrade IT snooping abilities

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Nice to see the UK

leading the way again.

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Symantec swoops on Blue Coat in $4.65bn deal

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Does anyone know....

...a good alternative to Bluecoat? Given Symantec's track record of fucking up everything they touch, I reckon it will be flat on it's ass in a year.

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Brexit threatens Cornish pasty's racial purity

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Re: Sarcasm

" the thought that somebody in Romania could start churning out Cornish Pasties isn't one of the overriding arguments I'm struggling with"

Is that because you don't happen to be one of the thousands of people employed in Cornwall who would be affected?

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Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD image. Repeat. Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD image

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Re: Just another good example...

I totally agree with you.

I've grown up with Spectrum vs Commodore, then ST vs Amiga, then PC vs Mac, Linux vs Windows and to be honest it's all a bit pathetic.

I use windows on the desktop, because I like it. I also have a Linux desktop, but don't dabble with it much, because I prefer the software I have on Windows.

I have a Linux websever, as it's easier to maintain and perfect for the job I want it to do.

At work I use Windows Servers, Linux servers, propriety black boxes, heck we even have Linux black boxes with windows VM's running on them.

All have been chosen because they do what they are supposed to, regardless of OS.

Microsoft are embracing alternative OS's on Azure because it a sound, common sense business choice, not because they are saying "hey our software is crap", it's because if they don't people will go elsewhere.

If a benefit of this is improvement for everyone, then why reject it?

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