* Posts by Lost all faith...

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Microsoft update mayhem delays German basketball game, costs team dear

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WTF?

So it's got to the stage....

...where you can't start a game due to a score screen not working?

If only there was some hand held device, you could move about onto some porous surface and leave a mark of the score on.

I must patent one of those.

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AMD opens kimono on chip futures a little more

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You mean the Athlon that saved AMD?

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Motorola Mobility loses another patent suit to über-troll Intellectual Ventures

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Re: This is why microsoft are scumbags

See, even Google employ idiots in marketing.

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Vodafone wants to bonk you… wait, wants you to bonk

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I love this idea....

...more people waving a ~£500 device around in areas well known for pick pockets and muggers. What can go wrong?

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Smart meters are a ‘costly mistake’ that'll add BILLIONS to bills

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Re: Thermostats

same here I'm afraid.

Comes in from the cold, needs to turn the heating up to 25c, despite the fact it's already at "normal" temperature.Or sits there in a vest top and complains it's cold.

Hey ho.

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Re: I've always wondered...

"You need to use a physical connection and the PC has to have a special fob or smart card chip to ensure secure access beyond passwords."

Available from eBay, shipped from China 3 days after 1st roll out.

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Hmmm..

"the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has refused to publish them, citing commercial sensitivity."

Last I heard, the government is answerable and is funded by the public and is not a commercial entity.

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Re: Just give us the numbers

Pick a extremely high number x2 (to allow for the fact it was under budget) - cost of cancellation = amount of kick backs received.

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Virgin Media takes its time on website crypto upgrade

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Phew...

...lucky we post and login via secure forums around here, who knows what information go be gotten otherwise.

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Going strictly hands-off: Managing your data centre from afar

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Hmmmm...

"If your core servers – and hence your core applications – live in a data centre, then by definition they're not on your premises."

And if we own the data centre?

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David Cameron's Passport number emailed to footy-head

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Re: Empty Deleted Items....

Lest not forget they may employ Journalling at both ends.

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Belgium to the rescue as UK consumers freeze after BST blunder

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Why...

...after all this time are people STILL fucking up daylight saving times. It's not like it is even unique to the UK.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time_by_country

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Atomic clocks' ticks tamed by 3,000 entangled atoms

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Yes but....

...can it go a full day without be charged?

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Microsoft's Windows 10 build list snowballs for Lumia mobes

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"Windows 10 is really just a new UI and some common runtime DLLs"

So I take Apple and Google rewrite the entire code ground up for every release

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Home Office awards Raytheon £150m over e-borders cancellation

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Well done.....

£185 million on a failed project.

Everyone should be proud of that achievement.

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Euro THERMONUCLEAR REACTOR PROJECT is in TROUBLE

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Re: Oh just give them a blank cheque already.

If your happy for your taxes to go on someone's yacht and holidays, feel free to donate every penny you have. I don't thanks.

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Tim Cook: I'll give just a THIRD of what Gates gave to charity last year

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Re: Utter fail

Oh FFS the Foxconn bollocks again.

Do some research.

I can't be arsed to do it for you. Look at number of workers employed and compare with say a UK city or maybe the NHS or Army.

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'Why don't you buy from foreign sites?' asks Commish, snapping on the gloves

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I might want to order say a graphics card, but in all likelyhood would place an order for a pallet of jaffa cakes by mistake.

Sound like winning situation to me.

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Labour has a pop at the government over missed GDS targets

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And should Labour get in

...they will scrap it for a few billion, claiming it was all the Tories fault. They will then start a new multi-billion pound project, that will run over and be half implemented. This then will be replaced by the next government who will...

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LOOK OUT, Brits – is that a Facebook LASER-GUN drone above us?

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Re: Do starving Sub Saharan give a jot about Zucks Interwibbles

Or it could help them connect to the internet, improve farming techniques, damming, irrigation, water sources, new markets, current prices, local infrastructure, repair persons, hospitals, doctors and so on.

Oh and not everyone in rural Africa / Asia is starving. It's just the image Charities like to give to get you to hand over money.

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Amazon cloud threatens to SMASH the fundamental laws of PHYSICS

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And there App / website is pretty good these days

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Dutch Transport Inspectorate raid Uber's Amsterdam office

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"That's why I like licences for taxi drivers, as they provide at least some guarantee that you've not been picked up by some random serial killer."

you may want to search for "killed by a taxi driver".

All a CRB check does is say you haven't killed anyone so far or worse, you have killed several people, but you've got away with it.

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Re: Not getting this

Most likely the usual "service is from the US therefore EU laws don't apply to us, except when it a US court and then we try and say the service is in the EU not the US" type bollocks.

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How does it work in the UK?

I try to avoid death as much as possible, so tend not to take cabs unless I have to, but I noticed yesterday a registered Taxi also had a Uber logo slapped on the side?

Are our cabbies happy with it?

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PayPal settles over WMD sanction-breaking transaction claims

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Re: Fines

PayPal's 2014 annual revenue was $7.9 billion, up 19% year over year.

So not exactly a "huge" fine, more a little tap on the wrists.

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BT slams ‘ludicrous’ Openreach report as Vodafone smirks

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Re: Where did the rural internet money go?

"perhaps because your exchange is owned by BT and the local NIMBY's wont let their BT share price drop..... by letting other Telco's planning applications through"

No planning requests have EVER been put in. No objections have ever been raised for the larger BT units on the street; no objections for the road works they had to do to get some of the ducts sorted.I know this for a FACT (unlike your stereotyping) as I know the all the people on the village planning committee.

Nope, the simple fact is, now this is really going to hurt, t he simple fact the others simply can't be arsed.. We are NOT OK YAH people objecting, or carrot crunching yokels, just normal folk.

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Re: Where did the rural internet money go?

I'm rural, have BT Fibre, Max speed 70mbs.

No sign of Virgin or Sky....funny that.

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WTF?

Re: Free market?

You mean the big fact subsidy that was open to everyone to bid for?

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How tech bosses manage their teams for fun and profit

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Re: First thing the CIO is wont to do:

Along with the giant home made Windows Store Icon on the wall....sheez

BTW are those the free Google Notepads they give out as well?

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Force your hand: Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display

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Re: Obligatory comparison with non-Apple laptop

"and who are actually trained and qualified to do so. (And no, they don't have some esoteric knowledge that some geek has who promptly declares them as incompetent, but they have a deep knowledge of problems that their customers have and are very good at solving these problems".

14 days and a manual...that's deep for you.

http://gizmodo.com/5938323/how-to-be-a-genius-this-is-apples-secret-employee-training-manual

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Re: Obligatory comparison with non-Apple laptop

So lower spec screen, slower processor, less ports (and lower spec for one of the USB's).

Not the best comparison.

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Samsung forgets fingerprints, focuses its eye on YOURS

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Re: 1000x more secure my ass

It's been done:

http://thehackernews.com/2015/03/iris-biometric-security-bypass.html

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Chipzilla spawns 60-core, six-teraflop Xeon Phi MONSTER CHIP

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Re: Power?

Except in Scotland where it will only be available to play Crysis when the wind is blowing from the east and the sun is shining brightly in the skies.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-32016538

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YOUR DATA could be SOLD in RadioShack's bankruptcy auction

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Re: El Reg sold my data...

Well you DID read the pretty wide open privacy policy didn't you?

The Register may collect, process and use your personal data (including your name, postal address, email address, telephone, mobile and fax numbers). We will do so to contact you regarding the services you have requested and/or to offer services to you, and/or to provide the services you have requested. This includes re-registration/renewal notifications, payment processing, surveys on improving our service to you and/or invitations to exhibitions, seminars and shows. The Register may employ trusted third party specialists to process and use your data on our behalf in order to deliver the products and services to you in a more efficient manner.

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Tennessee sues FCC: Giving cities free rein to provide their own broadband is 'unlawful'

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WTF?

OK can put this into simple stupid terms for me..

...as I really don't understand this. I guess not enough coffee / crack

FCC says local government CAN (not must) run local internet.

Local government complains it shouldn't be allowed to.

I just don't get the issue. Why are they complaining they are being allowed, not forced to to something?

To me, it just seems someone is being bribed / blackmailed big time.

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BT Home Hub SIP backdoor blunder blamed for VoIP fraud

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Re: Mutter all ye want...

FreePBX is Open Source and is not embedded.

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Re: A few at fault here

"Downvote from me, because 5060 only needs to be open to certain IP address(es)"

Well, you are right, but:

1. Why the HELL would you be attempting to do this on a BT home hub...ffs you can't even do your own DNS settings on many of these.

"You would know it if you have ever setup a VoIP base station,"

Done plenty thanks, and the first rule before go live, is lock the fucking PBX down. I certainly wouldn't rely on a basic home router to do my firewalling when connected to a business phone system.

This NO better than sticking an unpatched web proxy on a DMZ and wondering why it gets nailed.

This is people doing it badly and / or cheaply.

And NOT once have I defended BT, they are to blame as well, but so are so many other people.

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Re: I would say this is completely BT's fault...

apart from it's a business and not a home.

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Re: A few at fault here

Ok for those down voting me, I'd love to know why.

Just for you of those that don't understand VoIP from Voipfones very own website:

"You will need to open ports 5004 to 5060 to enable you to connect to our servers and register your phone on our network. "

This is why I pointing out the glaring obvious fact that 5060 NEEDS to be open, it's like saying shut off port 80 for home uses to protect them from the baddies on the internet.

Toll fraud is perhaps the most widely known and well documented issue with badly configured PBX's. if you don't harden against that, you should NOT be installing the kit.

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A few at fault here

1. BT for allowing a Deny All to allow traffic through

2. Who ever sent the order in or processed it (I've never known BT supply a home hub to a business, but it could happen, Or did they fail to declare it was a business because they noticed that a home account is cheaper than a business and go down that route to save a few quid?).

3. The network installer that thought a BT router was a suitable firewall for a business.

4. The PBX installer, for not setting up the PBX correctly. How the hell did they commit this basic of frauds on an even remotely locked down system?

5. The security "expert" trying blame BT only, when this was a cluster fuck and he should be prepared to tell, the network installer, the PBX installer and even maybe the customer. If you don't tell them all the faults, they will just repeat it over and over.

As for the "locked down" part. If they did lock down 5060, how was the SIP provider going to get SIP call into the system (unless using a custom port) unless this was open. If they are attempting to justify using a basic router to do complex firewall rules, then god help them.

This just smacks of everyone trying to do everything as cheaply as possible then being surprised when it goes wrong.

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Ford: Our latest car gizmo will CHOKE OFF your FUEL if you're speeding

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Is this a lost in translation

Doesn't every car have a speedometer on the dashboard?

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Make up your mind: Microsoft puts a bullet in Internet Explorer after all

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Re: This is a good idea

"Microsoft abandoning 90% of all Windows enterprise customers"

almost

"Microsoft abandoning 90% of all Windows public sector customers"

Fixed.

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Dutch companies try warming homes with cloud servers

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Re: Nothing to see here, ...

Why didn't the reg report it?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/14/german_cloud_heat_your_home/

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SGI sales mushroom with Atomic Weapons Establishment deal

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Re: Can someone explain....

Ok, simple question then.

As the kit is now knocking on 20 years old. Why can't the last batch of supercomputers have done this 10 years ago? Surely the calculations are pretty much the same.

In 10 years will we need another batch of very expensive computers to run the same calculations.

What exactly is changing?

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Can someone explain....

...after all this time, why we still need super-mega-computers to work out that a nuclear war will wipe most of humanity of the face of the earth?

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Half of Android devices open to silent hijack

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Ha ha ha ha haah hah haaa

Good one....

"Users should upgrade to at least Android 4.4 to avoid being exposed"

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Hated biz smart meter rollout: UK.gov sticks chin out, shuts eyes

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No problem....

...we'll just bill them for the thousands of servers we need to "power down".

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Assange™ lawyers demand Swedish prosecution files or no London interview

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He twists and he turns

So he flees questioning, takes refuge and says he will only answer question if they come to him. They say they will come to him and now he he wants to bend the rules around him again.

So what's the excuse this time, other being a total attention whore?

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Ten things you always wanted to know about IP Voice

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Re: Handsets?

but don't suffer issues when the pc gets battered by an update, someone loading a page with a crap load of flash and Java or decides to randomly blue screen.

PS not me down voting. Each has it's place, but to blanket rule out handsets is like saying everyone should have one.

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Storm gathers around CDN Cloudflare after doxxing allegations, Pirate Bay deal

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WTF?

I'm lost

Cloudflare, most likely, didn't "ink a deal", chances are the Pirate bay put a basic plan in place, resulting in a new IP address, therefore getting around the block.

Or would that be too simplistic an explanation?

Also

"CloudFlare is, among other things, a popular choice for operators of pirate sites" would the "amongst other things" be simply millions of legitimate website?

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