* Posts by Lost all faith...

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Windows 10 wipes your child safety settings if you upgrade from 7 or 8

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OpenDNS is pretty crap. Just do a Google Image search and you're away.

I'd recommend K9 protection over it anyday.

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Epson: Cheap printers, expensive ink? Let's turn that upside down

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WTF?

"Free examination, cheap lenses and absolutely extortionate frame costs. "

Cheap lenses?

Lucky you. Mine are about 80% of the total cost! Either that or I have a couple of milk bottles bottoms (ask you parents kids) in front of my eyes.

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Remember Impero, the school software biz that went ape over a vuln? Someone's got revenge

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as well as sending them a copy on a floppy disc (although who has a floppy drive these days?)

I think it's called irony.

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If you installed Windows 10 and like privacy, you checked the defaults, right? Oh dear

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Re: By design

Microsoft never innovates it only steals, welcome to project copy Google

Google image search?

Blatant rip of of Bing right there.

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Yahoo! website! ads! spaff! CryptoWall! ransomware! AGAIN!

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Re: Can't fix it? Then stop it.

Sites running ad's test back links (and monitor changes) before pushing out. Talking major sites, like Yahoo, that have the resources.

Fixed.

£100,000,000 please.

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Obsolescence of food is complete: Soylent now comes in bottles

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Re: I thought hospitals already had this...

You forgot to take a piss in the shower....and yes there was campaign to do this a several months back.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-29552557

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Re: Sneer at this if you want...

The Geeks may want it, the rest of us in the human race, do not.

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Internet, schminternet: Boffins propose private 100Gbps HYPERNET

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Darn....

....I'm going to have halt my roll out of MegaNet and start work on UltraSuperNet

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Wait, STOP: Are you installing Windows 10 or RANSOMWARE?

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Re: An idea

And if it's encrypted your backups?

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'Cilla Black introduced me to my wife on Blind Date': Channel man's heartwarming story

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This is the internet, no need to be rational, just judge.

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Re: Diana-steria style grief

Lets add Tom Jones for the Welsh.

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Re: Diana-steria style grief

Because she had a few hits 50 years ago and did some 2nd rate TV shows in the 80's and 90's.

Still the Liverpool lot love her, because she's one of them....despite not living there for most of her life.

That said, the panto world has one less c-lister to choose from.

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Magnet-wobble wireless charging system dishes out a respectable 10 kW

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Ok the tech is old, but you get the idea why flywheels are not great.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gyrobus

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Re: Transfer Efficiency?

Underwater?

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Unlock and start General Motors cars with a $100 box of tricks – hacker

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Re: "GM takes matters that affect our customers' safety and security very seriously."

How?

This is remote start, not drive.

Many alarm systems can do this.

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Think beyond the Beeb: Gov consultation is crucial for free telly

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Re: The simplest solution would be abolish license fee monopoly

So you propose diluting the fee across dozens of broadcasters and that will improve thing how?

I presume you know that C4 is also are free public broadcasters as well?

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I think the "simplist"...

would to be make iPlayer Subs based. If you pay a license fee, you get to lock it to say 5 devices and then any after that you pay X amount.

If you don't pay a license fee (including Johnny foreigner) you pay X+Y.

This would not only make the service "free" to license holders, but allows content (and money) to come from other people that would otherwise would not pay a penny.

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HP insists 'we don't have a global dress code' – while deleting one from its website

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Not sure what the fuss is about...

...pretty much every company I know has a dress "code".

If your in a public facing (by public that includes any sort of client), you are expected to be smart.

Other departments can be more casual, but there is a different between casual and scruffy.

Clothes that show to much flesh (short shorts, crop tops etc) are a no-no as are clothes with rude words or offensive logos.

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Google turns cookie monster on AdSense, DoubleClick clients

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I guess it comes to how you implement

On my site, you have the banner to accept or decline with a link to what we use them for (stat's mainly.

If you accept, you get the option to turn it of again if you want.

If you decline 90% of the site works fine, some bits don't work, but nothing major.

Unlike The Reg that sets them if you want them or not and puts in a banner saying, we've set them so tough shit.

There is a "good" way and a bad"way. Take your choice.

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BT broadband in broad-based brownout and TITSUP incidents

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They would reboot, but they are still on hold waiting to get through.

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Happy NukeDay to you! 70 years in the shadow of the bomb post-Trinity

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Re: The Manhattan Project

You also have to remember allied bombing / sabotage and supply shortages played a big part in slowing down the German efforts. The US had no such issues.

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Loan application data hacked, company responds: Meh, not our customers

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AFC Kredieten

So AFC Kredieten get hacked, but AFC Kredieten don't care as AFC Kredieten says they are not AFC Kredieten customers, yet AFC Kredieten were holding their information.

Yet AFC Kredieten says it will not affect AFC Kredieten's credibilty.

Well AFC Kredieten must have a really low credibility rating if they thing the gutter is a good place.

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600 MEELLION apps open to brute force account guessing

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1 line but nearly got a full house.

"when I reached out to them about the problem.."

you should of said:

"when I reached out to them about the challenge.."

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Re: Login retry limit

Oh please, don't give a crap excuse of "what if they forget"

FFS you could set it to 20 attempts and still defeat this. Or, I know it's crazy and new, but add a delay? Each time the delay doubling in length.

It like the last 30 years of computing never happpened.

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Pray for AMD

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Re: Low end parts

I've been sourcing laptops and pc's recently with A6's and A10's and they have been very happy with them.

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FEMALE BLOOD-SUCKERS zero in on human prey by smelling our BREATH

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Re: Not convinced.

Because contrary to popular belief, the head is not normally the warmest exposed part, especially if you have a lot of hair.

http://biothermalimaging.com/images/fullbody.jpg

I tend to get bitten on the back of the neck.

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Sod the law! We'll crack on with our metadata witchhunts, growl cops

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Like the Police take ANY notice of the law....

....seriously can we send some chief constables to jail for a month or two for this sort of thing.

How is the DNA retention going? Still breaking the law on that?

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IBM to offer BREAST MILK delivery-as-a-service for staff

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Re: How very civilised of them

To AC and his free choice of not having kids.

I'm so glad you chose not have children and not want to give paid maternity leave.

In return, can we choose for our kids not to fund your pension and health care when you retire, so you can live your happy, self centred existence living in gutter before you die penniless.

If you think YOU are paying for YOUR future, you may want to go and learn some VERY basic economics.

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Re: How very civilised of them

or they could give more paid maternity leave?

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Content delivery network CloudFlare's court order count soars

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Re: Nice to see....

"CloudFlare states that they won't take down sites until a court order demands it"

And nor should they.

You'd be pissed if someone said you were a criminal (unproven in court) and your website was involved in this activity (unproven) and so taken down at the request of some random person in somewhere in the world.

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Nice to see....

...a far less inflammatory stance on Cloudflare than Andrew's article.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/23/cloudflare_dmca_takedowns_pirate_bay_personal_data_8chan/

which was odd given that The Reg uses it.

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Neil Young yanks music from streaming services: 'Worst audio in history'

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Has anyone thought....

....of upgrading his internet connection from 56k dial up?

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Microsoft kills TWO Hacking Team vulns: NOT the worst in this Patch Tues either

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Re: I don't believe it

Oh do grow up.

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Re: Tell me about it...

"even on my slowest ultrabook with an I5 4200u and 240GB ssd, it took less than 15 minutes including the reboot."

Some of us have better things in life to spend money on.

I have a piece of crap system, but it does what I need to do. I spend my workday in IT, then some charitable work on odd days. After that I really don't give a toss about IT.

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Nokia will indeed be back 'making' phones – and it's far from a foolish move

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Re: Nah.

You may want to invest in an Microsoft Phone. It comes complete with a spell checker.

Or you may want to finish school before coming onto these forums with grown ups.

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Reddit CEO U-turn: Site no longer a bastion of free speech – and stop posting so much hate

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Re: reprehensible

Free speech? Only if you are a god fearing white man maybe?

You can be a white "Christian" and hurl abuse in the street at every gay & black person passing by and say they should be burnt at the stake. But I challenge you to put a prayer mat down at the site of 9/11 and start praying to Allah.

Free speech? In your dreams.

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Mozilla loses patience with Flash over Hacking Team, BLOCKS it

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Re: The best bit is....

"Or would you prefer a news service that hushed up stories they had a personal stake in"

No, best would be one that sorts the bloody problem.

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Re: The best bit is....

Flash on the Reg?

Never?

Next you'll be saying they have insecure sign in pages, 3rd party tracking cookies, missing Alt tags from images, not using https to protect privacy......

Do as we say.....

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The best bit is....

the BBC are reporting it...

They BBC, you know, one of the worst offenders out there!.

Oh the hypocrisy.

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Peak Google? Chocolate Factory cuts costs amid dwindling growth

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Re: Just the next phase rolling in

Remember, Apple, the darling of the nineties pretty much went to the wall before they were bailed out.

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Cutting back everywhere....

...except when it comes to sucking up to the political elite.

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Uninstalled Google Photos? Thought your pics safe from slurping? WRONG, bozo

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Not sure on Android....

..(as my work one is shit).

But with Winphone, it makes no difference what App you take the photo with as it syncs the Photo folder (camera roll & saved photos). But it's pretty easy to turn off.

This sort of sounds similar, but a lot more clunky to do (no change there).

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Sixty-five THOUSAND Range Rovers recalled over DOOR software glitch

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Re: "creates a heightened theft-by-hijack risk"

"When's the last time anyone actually got pulled out of a moving car and hijacked"

Slightly old:

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/86799/response/214264/attach/html/3/Car%20jacking%20data%20by%20PFA%2007%2010.xls.html

But a few thousand a year.

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Re: Car software

"I work in software, I know it can have bugs. What I don't understand however is why software updates aren't a standard part of the car service process if the software is so important now"

Maybe you need a CHEAPER car:

Standard Service:

"Check for any updates recommended by Hyundai and perform these free of charge."

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Re: "...doors can remain unlatched even when in the 'closed' position..."

"As opposed to being hardware link by a rod.

Conceptual design fail."

That would be the rod you slid a hook onto and yanked up to gain access?

Remove the rose tinted glasses, yes the software security is crap, but WAY better than the old days when you could open a car with a house key, tennis ball or just a good hard smack.

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Love this...

"It’s positive to see automotive firms taking the proper steps to address evolving criminal threats."

What wait a few years until it gets so hard to insure them, that people probably stop buying them THEN do something about it?

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Account at HSBC? BAD LUCK, no iPhone bonk-banking for you

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Re: No Coop / Smile ApplePay Support

I must remember these key things when looking for a new bank account.

1. Ability to wave expensive device around in public to possibly save 5 seconds.

2. Everything else.

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Microsoft's Surface Hub mega-slab DELAYED 'cause you demanded it

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Re: They're mad

Odd, I always thought Apple had "shortages" when they launch a product.

Ah you forgot their No1 skill. Marketing.

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Apple's chip'n'firmware security demands behind HomeKit delays

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You can do anything you want, so long as you do exactly as we say and to our design specs.

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Re: Yes. Trying, at least.

You do know you can have security without propriety hardware and software?

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