* Posts by Lost all faith...

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Google to take another shot at a free Wi-Fi business

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And so...

..google can track you, no matter where you are.

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Amazon enrages authors as it switches to 'pay-per-page' model

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Re: So....

If you want to use a pizza analogy, then the buying a pizza and not eating it is wrong.

Closer would be an all you can eat buffet. The shop offers a pig yourself stupid for £9.99

The pizza maker gets paid per slice eaten.

Those that make good pizza's get paid well.

Those that make crap pizza's, not so well.

Doesn't seem so unfair if using that analogy does it?

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Re: So....

I thought that, but it's not books that are sold, just subscription models....I think

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In a way I get it...

...it will filter out the utter dross that is out there.

I sort of get the idea behind it..if you write a great book, that is 500 pages long and everyone reads the whole book, why should you get paid the same as someone who writes a load of crap that is 50 pages long and people can't get past page 2.

So I sort of get it, but then again, I can see the argument against it.

I'm going to sit on the fence on this one.

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Pint-sized PCIe powerhouse: Intel NUC5i5RYK

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Re: So for the price

I dunno, some people may just want to use that stonking great screen in their lounge instead of a little piddly one on their lap.

And I'd hardly call and I7 with 16gb RAM low end

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Re: Noise?

Depends what you want, but a reasonable Mico-ITXboard running an AMD processor (these can be happier to run fanless) can be had for a good price on eBay these days.

Build from scratch, as the 2nd hand prebuilt ones go for a premium.

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Microsoft sez soz over Windows 10 'freebie' balls-up

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Boots, apparently.

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Would that be the single version that is, for example, Mint:

Cinnamon 32bit

Cinnamon 64bit

Cinnamon No codecs 32 Bit

Cinnamon No codecs 64 Bit

Cinnamon OEM 32 bit

Cinnamon OEM 64 bit

MATE 32 Bit

MATE 64 Bit

MATE No codecs 32 Bit

MATE No codecs 64 Bit

MATE OEM 32 bit

MATE OEM 64 bit

KDE 32 Bit

KDE 64 Bit

Xfce 32 bit

Xfce 64 bit

So glad only one to chose from....

Oh silly me I forgot LMDE variation of MINT.

Cinnamon 32bit

Cinnamon 64bit

MATE 32 Bit

MATE 64 Bit

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RBS sticks it to customers once again as IT woes continue

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Re: Consequence

If Santander or any credit company are reporting you for a single missing payment, then you need a better bank, most won't report until at least 3 missed payments.

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Even Apple doesn’t mess with Taylor Swift

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Re: And in the end Apple agreed to pay the artists and made themselves look like jerks

You have no idea how it works do you?

I bet most people didn't even know Apple were launching a streaming service, now they do.

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Windows Phone is like religion – it gets people when they are down

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Re: So...

"And that's why I know some IT managers who've banned Windows Phone altogether."

That's because they are idiots that listen to the likes of you.

Nokia 635 (personal phone), got updated again at the weekend (already running the latest version)

Samsung S3 (work phone), still waiting after how many years? Despite huge amount of known Vulns, it's still waiting for any updates.

Both on EE

Tell me which is the more secure again?

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MS privacy policy website subverted to pimp gambling sites

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Any website running on unpatched software.

TFTFY

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Raspberry Pi guys want you to go topless in the heat

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"Frankly, I'd settle for an easily available board to make it ITX compatible."

So why not buy and ITX system ad have done with it...sheeezzz.

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Vauxhall VXR8: You know when you've been tangoed

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Re: GTR

What is point to point?

0 - 100 - 0 and back again, your right a GTR is the one you want, but not the one you are thinking of:

http://www.ultimasports.co.uk/

But you may want the new improved model:

http://www.ultimasports.co.uk/Evo/Coupe

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'Snowden risked lives' fearfest story prompts sceptical sneers

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So they pull them because of Snowden from several months ago?

Not the massive database breach they discovered a week or so ago that they failed to notice for a year or more.

Yeah,,,rigggghhhhtttt.

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Unlucky, Palmer: Facebook's going to BAN Oculus pr0n apps

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Re: Occulus Rift is owned by Facebook?

And how is Google better?

Both are advertising agency obsessed with tracking your every move.

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Intel inside: Six of the best affordable PC laptops

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Re: Why also 15" models?

13"?

Maybe for a sales bod, but for me, and most techies in this office 15 to 17" please....and then it's a struggle unless dual screened up.

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Re: Affordable?

"he specs are usually awful for the price. "

Really? So £199 plus £30 rebate for reasonable spec HP laptop is bad?

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Wikipedia to go all HTTPS, all the time

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Re: Will there now be a "cash call" for implementing this?

I use Wiki, but have not donated. Until they are more transparent I have no intention of doing so.

The same reason I don't give to 90% of charities that I would otherwise consider.

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Fire, fire! Just move your data centre onto my lawn ... Oh rats!

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Re: Power of Three

Going by the figures it was some time ago, when fibre splicing was an art form and often done from cab to end point. And who says it was their land?

We've had ISDN's take weeks to fix in the past.

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Cortana threatens to blow away ESC key

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OK can I just explain Cortana to a few people...

...clearly, as always the case round here, people like to slag something iff they don't have a fuckign clue about.

1. Cortana is EASY to turn of. You click the button.

2. IT DOES NOT NEED YOU TO TALK TO IT. You can just type.

3. IT DOES NOT NEED TO TALK TO YOU. It can pop up alerts or just sit there as a live tile.

It is simply a organiser with a simple interface, so you can be reminded you need to go to a meeting in 30 minutes and you need to leave now, or pick up the milk on the way home, or the local boozer is doing a 2 for 1 on Loopy Jacks Ale.

Don't like it, don't use it....it's that simple people.

I like it, so I use it, but it doesn't spend half the day talking to me.

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Re: Cortana ...

How to remove?

Click the button to turn it off....

But I guess your used to a 3000 word cmd line?

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4 new twists that push the hacker attack on millions of US govt workers into WTF land

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Re: worrried

I think you missed the irony.

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Denon delivers low-cost DTS:X AV kit. Finally Dolby Atmos gets some competition

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I'd buy the Denon..

...on looks alone.

Granted the 200 speakers you seem to need these days will still be pig ugly.

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Google wants you to buy Nest CCTV, turn your home into a Brillo pad

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Re: Wow...

Bang on cue.

Two down votes after 9am (until this point), along with all the ones slagging off Google. Well at least we know how many accounts they have now.

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Wow...

..loads of negativity towards Google and no downvotes at this stage?

Is the PR department running late this morning?

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Vintage Ask toolbar is malware – and we'll kill Jeeves, says Microsoft

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Re: strange...

I think Java has now switched to trying to default your home page to yahoo.

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It's 2015 and Microsoft has figured out anything can break Windows

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Re: Just Use Linux

Yes I know, we'll give up our extremely successful multi-billion pound business, write a Linux distro from scratch and give it away for free.

Yup sounds like a great idea.

Really are people on this forum that naive / stupid?

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But ... but iOS 9 could BLOCK my Ad-Block, dev squeals

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Re: Another arms race in the making

"Expect the ad agencies to come up with "ingenious" new ways to bypass ad blockers and the like some time soon"

A 30% cut of revenue slung Apples way should sort that little issue.

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Teaching kids to code is self-defence, not a vocational skill

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All very well....

...but what gets dropped?

We hear from hundreds of different self vested organisations and groups about "this NEEDS to be on the curriculum" but in order to do these hundreds of other things, hundreds of other things need to be dropped.

Have it as a Lunch club, or after school club fines, but a core skill? Really?

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Gonna RUB MYSELF against the WALL: Microsoft's Surface Hub 84" monster-slab

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Re: Or I could...

Or get a short-throw projector that turns any whiteboard into a touchscreen for about $1,800 (or less)

Have you used them? Thought not. They are shit.

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Re: There are plenty of large touchscreens.......

I agree, we have those interactive white boards with projection onto them.

Apart from people using standard markers on them and the joys that brings, they are just crap.

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Top Eurocop: People are OK with us snooping on their phone calls

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I have no problem...

....so long as i can listen on ALL of his calls, y'know, just in case someone is going to attack him.

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Fourplay frolics: Vodafone launches landline broadband

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The special feature is control of the clever router from an app.

And VULN discovered in 3...2....1

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Re: FTTC

Yes it Tech Website 2.0, where knowledge is what you heard off a bloke in the pub. Wouldn't be so bad, but it's KERB FFS.

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Israeli firm gets legal on Indian techie over ISP ad injection spat

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Flash Networks and Bharti Airtel?

So just to clarify, it's Flash Networks and Bharti Airtel that are alleged to be involved in this this Ad injection, and Flash Networks lawyers, but not Bharti Airtel laywers, have issued a cease and desist order, to prevent Flash Networks and Bharti Airtel being named. Additionally the laywers for Flash Networks, but not for Bharti Airtel issued a take down noticed for Github, where a screen shot for the the alleged Ad injection by Flash Networks and Bharti Airtel could be found.

Flash Networks and Bharti Airtel have yet to comment to The Reg, who have asked Flash Networks and Bharti Airtel for comment about ad-injection that Flash Networks and Bharti Airtel may be involved in?

Is that correct?

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It's 2015 and hackers can hijack your Windows PC if you watch a web video

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Re: I wonder how quickly..

Yes, yes he does.

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Re: Linux Calling...

So your Linux box has never had any updates?

If not, please unplug from the Internet now.

Or are you one of these asshats that think <insert OS> can do everything better than every other OS.

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Windows 8-Facebook sync blown away in API bombing raid

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Re: Security Fix on Patch Tuesday?

It's the other way round, in the People app, all your contacts from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Hotmail (outlook) and some others are in one place. So for example, if I need to phone Uncle Fred who I've never called before, so happens to have added his phone number in his Facebook account and shared with family, hey presto, I can call him. And that Techie I need to get hold of? Bugger don't have his details to hand...oh yes I do, he's shared his email via LinkedIn.

It's actually bloody useful at times.

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Life in plastic, it's fantastic: Playmobil supremo dies at 81

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Re: Big fucking deal

Apart from Lego these days is more like build what it says in the instructions and that's pretty much it.

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Re: If only I'd kept it...

I had all three, a couple more and I would of had the Village people.

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And it's still appreciated today...

...and unlike LEGO, it's still pretty much the same as ever, updated, but still the same principles.

My youngest daughter loves her Playmobil Car and Caravan set and plays with it almost daily.

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Undetectable NSA-linked hybrid malware hits Intel Security radar

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Re: If it was truly firmware?

EASY, put the firmware chip in a socket, to 'fix', replace the chip in the socket with the fixed version.

And how do you do that when the hardware is 2000 miles away?

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Re: If it was truly firmware?

And if there is a bug in the firmware, how is it fixed?

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Obama issues HTTPS-only order to US Federal sysadmins

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Re: For the want of another IP ...

Eh?

What does HTTPS have to do with IPv6?

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BBC, Facebook steer users to vuln-afflicted Unity Web Player plugin

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Looks like someone needs to learn how to download software correctly.

This is an IT site, not MumsNet.

Now if you were to rant how download sites bundle it with a load of crap, people would back you up.

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Apple to tailor Swift into fully open-source language – for Linux, too

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Re: microsoft

Have an up vote for this bit...

"el reg s not nice to use from a phone..."

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Microsoft makes Skype beach body ready with web browser beta release

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Re: Microsoft supports Linux better than Google

"It doesn't matter where someone is, I can message them, call them, video chat them, or incite them to a group video chat. Nothing else offers this."

Add whiteboard,arrange a meeting, desktop or programme share and email and you then you have Lync,.

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Chips can kill: Official

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Re: Interfering EU officials!

Worse than the bloody Nazi's they are.

Yes! I Win.

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The watts in a box that kept West London's lights on

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I live in a village in the midland and can state they do do this. The difference is you may not notice, as we lost power lines. So they hooked them up after the break and power was restored. However unless you saw the bloody great containers in a field, you would be none the wiser and just presume the lines were fixed.

BTW, relying on power being shipped in is not a DR plan, but just a bit of one, for one scenario.

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