* Posts by Lost all faith...

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Final Euro Parliament vote on passenger name records delayed

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Welcome to the 1950's...again.

"The leaders of the left-wing groups in the European Parliament have played games with this proposal from day one,"

McCarthy's force is strong in this one

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Google splats more bad Android security bugs with patches your mobe will probably never see

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Re: "Good news if you've got a Nexus..."

"So flash it to some ROM that does get updates."

But people here keep telling me not to install 3rd party software other than from the play store. If I do it's my own fault if I get attacked.

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Re: Hype?

Now they have been published, they will be reversed engineered and then millions upon millions of devices will become vulnerable.

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Microsoft: Ditch your phone biz and do crazy hardware experiments

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Really?

"One reason Windows 10 Mobile is being left behind because it doesn’t talk other devices in your life"

Works with laptops - Check

Works with Car Audio - Check

Works with headphone - Check

Works with headset - check

Works with Printer - check...

Only thing I didn't get it to work with is some cheap ass FitBit (which it works with) clone. From the reviews I read later, it seemed hit and miss with other kit as well.

I've had more issue getting android stuff to talk than Win mobile.

It may be the case I don't give a damn about Internet of Shit stuff that I haven't found these issue, But then again, I'm able to press the white thing on the wall to get my lights to come on.

The only one I'd say you have a really good chance of getting everything talking well is the iPhone.

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BBC telly tax drops onto telly-free households. Cough up, iPlayer fans

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Re: The "all work must be rewarded" mentality

@ John Sanders...

What the fuck are you ranting about?

If you have no TV and don't want iPlayer, you don't have to pay. End Of.

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Amazon kills fondleslab file encryption with latest Fire OS update

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A quick question....

...but why would you have corporate data stored on a domestic product?

Now if people were bitching about having access to all your personal stuff, I get it.

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Windows 10 Mobile bug fixes come thick and fast as official upgrade nears

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FAIL

unlike my work android which has never got a upgrade, so is running with so many security holes I'd worry about wiping my arse with it, in case I put my finger through it.

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Uncle Sam's boffins stumble upon battery storage holy grail

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@uncle sjohie

This is one thing that so many of the advocates promote. They presume that everyone lives in a 2 car garaged suburban household.

Take the UK Victorian streets, it's not uncommon to have to park 20m down the road, or on a completely different street altogether, forget about allocated parking, not going to happen, not enough space.

What about tower blocks, converted factories, flats and so on?

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Greybeard monobrow baldies rejoice! Boffins comb out hairy genes

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Re: It's not grey...

It's not Silver, it Distinguished.

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Former Brit police IT boss cuffed over bribery allegations

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Re: Brian Chant, 57, who lives with his parents

Seriously though, 57 years old and living with mum and dad still?

Go to most European countries and you'll find this is very common; people move in with their old folks to help look after them, instead of the taxpayer.

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More and more Brits are using ad-blockers, says survey

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Re: Same here

If advertising din't work, then people wouldn't pay extra for branded goods.

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Re: Ad free please

I pay a central service, and like the performing rights society it divvies out a sum to all the sites I visit.

You've not dealt with the PRS have you?

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Joke

It is also a well established fact that 57,3 % of all statistics used to make a point in any discussion are made up on the spot.

I'll think you'll find the latest survey put it at 73.75%

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Re: Turn it off? Not no way, no chance, no how.

"Or could I configure my browser to look like a robot?"

If you were to do that, you would find your browsing a horrible experience missing large chunks of content.

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Brit uni rattles tin for ultra-low latency audio board

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Av remember the old days,.....

...of CV gates and daisy chained MIDI....now there was latency.

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Windows Phone devs earn double what poor Android devs pocket

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Re: Average?

I think the difference is there are more junk apps on Android dragging the figures down for everyone else.

Combined with the fact I can only presume many android dev's make their money by selling the data they rip from you phone, not from ads. After all does a flashlight app really need access to your phone book and location in order to work?

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Nearly a million retail jobs will be destroyed by the march of tech, warns trade body

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Re: Hmmmm

I was just about to post the same thing. The death of the "high street" is due to the clone-a-shop retail outlets.

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Surprise! British phone wins Best Product at Mobile World Congress

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Re: Great news

"We can start by making suicide nets for the factories"

Sigh...not that again.

Compare suicide rates for the population with that of a mid size UK city and you'll find it's LOWER.

Just like the Company Towns of old, it just so happens most inhabitants work for the same company, so it's easy to say it's related to the job.

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Gov must put superfast broadband along HS2 rail line, says Parliament

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Quick....

...find another justification for the Birmingham Airport to London link.

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Dangerous Android banking bot leak signals new malware wave

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FAIL

"Nice advice at the end, but is this (again) just a case of not installing non-play-store random apps?"

Decades of computing progress and we still see vendor lock-in as the answer to security issues.

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'Leave' or 'Stay' in the referendum? UK has to implement GDPR either way

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I thought the leader of the Tories wants to stay in. Just saying.

And how easily we forget Labour's National Database, sorry ID, scheming.

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Re: LEAVE EU would actually STAY in the EEA

That's what I was going to ask as Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein are not members of the EU but are members of the EEA. Of course it then also may become like Switzerland who is a member of neither, but still still has the benefits of it.

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CloudFlare to launch its own 'high security' web domain registrar

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WTF?

Re: They have a looooong way to go..

"Well, Apple vs FBI is but a small example "

Lost me...A US company refusing to break customer protections for a government agency is grounds NOT to trust them?

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El Reg blows chow down at Justretch.com

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Re: [citation needed]

Remember some of those names were from a decade ago, so a current whois is a little late.

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Microsoft patent filing confirms existence of 3D Jedi gesture phone

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Re: Looks like

It's not the same logo, but also clearly someone can't read:

Filing Date: 08/18/2014

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Virgin posts increase in profits and sales amid 900 jobs chop

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Re: That's the idea silly? (!)

all well and good, until they cut so far back that the customer service fails, customers leave, income drops off a cliff and then what?

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UK to stop children looking at online porn. How?

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Wahoo! So early on and Goodwin's law is invoked.

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IP freely? Your VoIP phone can become a covert spy tool...

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which was available even through corporate firewalls.

which was available even through poorly configured corporate firewalls.

TFTFY

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Earthquake-sensing smartphone app fires off early alerts of disaster

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Re: Other uses?

1. Speed goes from zero to 70mph and back to zero very quickly.

Action. Inform emergency services, with GPS location, and a pre-record voice message giving your personal details, and/or rare blood type, allergies, etc.

So it will only work if I boot it then slam on the brakes?

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Ofcom must tackle 'monopolistic' provider BT, says shadow digital minister Chi Onwurah

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Is the issue Openreach

or the "others" e.g. Virgin media, no bothering to invest?

As far as I can see BT are the ones rolling out new fibre across the entire country, where as Virgin as doing errr, a lot of whining?

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Move over, Google. Here’s Wikipedia's search engine – full of on-demand smut

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Just one point in the article.

"It’s also caused disquiet because it was funded not from donations, but by a restricted grant from the Knight Foundation. "

Now other than references to KITT, having restricted grants in the charity sector is pretty common place. For example, I help run a youth club and it's not uncommon to get grants / donations for "Only to be used for a youth worker" or "must be used for an art project". A good many donors also put caveats on that the details of their donation are not to be disclosed to the public.

So to infer this is some dark and mysterious act, may be something as simple as "we want a better search engine".

Now some people find this odd and go, "well why can't we use it for XYZ" and get the hump, but as it's a condition of the donation, you morally, if not legally, have to comply.

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TTIP: A locked room, no internet access, two hours, 300 pages and lots of typos

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I'll some it up....

..make rich people richer, make poor people poorer.

Did it really need all that paperwork?

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Three scoops 'most reliable network' crown, EE takes every other title

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Re: RootMetrics gives EE a weighted aggregated score of 88.1

"So EE BT are tops due to owning the backhaul?"

Really, when did BT merge with EE again?

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FTDI boss hits out at 'Chinese criminal gang' pumping knock-off chips

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WTF?

Did you grasp any concept of the article?

The user is often unaware they are fake as they are sold as genuine.

The fakes break, so therefore the genuine company gets blamed for selling shit hardware.

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Don't touch that PDF or webpage until your Windows PC is patched

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Re: A fresh install of Mint 17.3 down to 12 mins with an SSD, fully updated.

And the about same for a fresh install of Win10 fully updated.

So your point is?

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London seeks trials of Google's robo-cars

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Re: @Lost all faith... - Have they decided on the ethical issue of life presevation?

But you're missing the point.

It HAS to be programmed.

Your brain has self preservation pre-programmed and I'm sorry I've seen a car have a high speed blowout and flip the central reservation and cause the other side to take instantaneous action.

What about black ice? Have automated cars somehow manged not to slide on ice?

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Have they decided on the ethical issue of life presevation?

You are "driving" a Auto-Car with wife and 2 kids inside.

Lorry careers out of control in front of you. Hitting it will result in death of all inside.

The only escape route is to swerve into a line of pedestrians and potentially kill several of them.

Human nature is self preservation, you will almost certainly swerve.

What is the cars choice? Kill the passengers, or kill the pedestrians?

Is there going to be threshold of importance? Does it matter if the car contains the UK Prime Minister and the US president on a jolly with the Queen and the line is a bunch of geriatrics? What if the car contains one 20 something male and the queue is a line of kids?

These things have to be programmed.

Discuss.

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Fake Flash update malware targets gullible Apple users

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A genuine version of Adobe Flash is downloaded in the background onto Macs alongside the malware

How do you tell the two apart?

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Alibaba security fail: Brute-force bonanza yields 21m logins

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We need more info as...

"Ducklin says the attack serves as a warning for web site owners to apply login rate limiters"

As they say, if they are processing millions of logins a day, if you use a bot net, each trying 5 or 6 different logins every now and again, it's never going to get flagged.

Heck I've done that on websites I've known I have an account on, but have no clue what user name or password I used, usually because of some stupid policy some idiot dreamed up on the back of a fag packet.

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Microsoft explanation for Visual Studio online outage leaves open questions

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99.9% SLA

Well, they've still got just under 3 hours left this year.....

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The Mad Men's monster is losing the botnet fight: Fewer humans are seeing web ads

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No sympathy.....

if they stuck to discrete and subtle advertising, then less people would have installed ad blockers....but oh no, let make them even more fucking annoying and more difficult to avoid, then they HAVE to buy our products.

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Fired Norse Corp CEO blames the media

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Re: Sales weasels.

I've lost count how many times that has happened to us.

By the time we've bought in the hardware / software / licensing to do the job, the profit magin is usually around 0 or in negative figures,

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Assange will 'accept arrest' on Friday if found guilty

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So let me get this right....

...you are alleged to have committed a crime in one democratic (and some would say quite liberal) country, but are only asked to appeal to answer questioning.

You then break the law in another democratic country

You then hide out in an embassy and complain that you may be sent back to the UN and only say you will come out if they side with you.

And people think that's ok.

Now if you are coming from a war torn country, where you may of lost most of your family in the most brutal of ways. You then commit a minor crime in the same country as above and the "people" want to ship you back.

What an interesting world we live in.

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They're alive! Galileo sats 9 and 10 sending valid signals

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"I'm angry because something I don't understand might not be ready in a made up timescale for me to not use"

FTFY

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Microsoft buys SwiftKey, Britain's 'stealthiest software startup'

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Intersting

As MS' predictive keyboard on Winphone is pretty dammed good. There most be more to this than meets the eye.

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BT blames 'faulty router' for mega outage. Did they try turning it off and on again?

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Re: Redundancy?

I belive BT are using Huawei for the 21CN kit. And they are not exactly the sort of router you'd have at home.

Something like this I would guess....but those with more knowledge of BT backbone may know better.

http://e.huawei.com/uk/products/enterprise-networking/routers/ne/ne5000e

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Firing a water rocket to 1km? Piece of cake

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Love the footer:

Sponsored: Are you risking security with the cloud?

(yes it does change)

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Danish Sith Lord fined in Galactic Republic rumpus

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Re: unspecified techniques

What? You implying shooting someone in the back ISN'T acceptable? Get out of here!

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Dutch cops train anti-drone eagle squadron

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It's been solved.....

....https://youtu.be/xqHrTtvFFIs

Fake or not...you decide

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Samsung trolls Google, adds adblockers to phones

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Re: "Surprising findings"

Something like this?

https://www.google.com/contributor/welcome/

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