* Posts by Lost all faith...

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IoT DANGERS: BYOD’s trashier cousin becoming a right tearaway

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WTF?

But why

would you have 90% of these devices on the network in the 1st place?

A half decent firewall and proxy will kill these of dead. Lock down the switches and you have an even better situation.

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One USB plug to rule them all? That's sensible, but no...

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Just make it coloured coded

Maybe Blue means it is "Basic" and say Yellow "Advanced".

Blue to Blue, Basic

Yellow to Yellow, Advanced

Blue to Yellow (and Yellow to Blue), lowest common denominator, so Basic.

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MEPs, Council still deadlocked over EU telco laws

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Anyone...

...that has do deal with installing Telco lines will tell you what an ustter cluster-fuck of mis-matched regulations and exclusivity by the back door T&C's there are.

Want to drop a circuit into Country Y no problem, pick your carrier and away you go. However country Z, you have to chose an approved Telco provider, of which there is one, which so happens to be pretty much government owned. Want to send "spoofed"* caller id, no problem in country A, but nightmare in country B. And so on and so on.

*spoofed caller ID are actually a very good thing for many. You may want to send the main company number, not the default circuit number, which may work at only certain points in time.

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Compromised SSH keys used to access Spotify, UK Govt GitHub repos

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C'mon, he will say that "If it wasn't encrypted, then the keys wouldn't have be compromised, in turn putting people at risk. So we need to remove encryption to stop these issues happening"

See, I too could become a bolikician.

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Disconnect app maker runs to EU to moan about Android

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Re: Has any one considered....

Has any one considered....

that this kind of app might actually be illegal in some countries?

And porn is Illegal in many countries, but yet they still link to it. So your point is?

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SourceForge sorry for adware, promises only opt-in in future

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Re: . too late.

Upvote from me as well, simply because I've had to uninstall the crap of so many machine because I've said "Ooo get XYZ" it does everything you need". Of course the less tech savy ones click the bloody great Download XYZ here, not noticing the tiny link somewhere else on the page.

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Couple sues estate agent who sold them her mum's snake-infested house

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Re: Inspections dont work in the UK

You mean the one like I had "The Windows seem sound, but would recommend a window installer to inspect" Repeat with roof, guttering, plumbing, heating and ground works. Throw in , "unable to inspect loft as not boarded" as well as couldn't check xyz due to furniture and you wonder what the bloody hell you forked out several hundred pounds for.

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My life under Estonia's digital government

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Re: the previous posts - ANPR

As a vehicle passes an ANPR camera, its registration number is read and instantly checked against database records of vehicles of interest.

That would be any vehicle that has no Car Tax or MOT yet hasn't been declared SORN then?

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Intel adopts 40Gb per SECOND USB-C plug for Thunderbolt 3.0

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Re: Price

Totally agree, when you are looking at £30+ for a basic cable, it's not ever going to go mainstream. 99% of people just won't care that much.

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Swordfish fatally stabs man after man stabs, fatally, swordfish

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Hmmm...

He was such a tough guy that everyone's scared of him," the BBC reports her as saying. "The whole harbour's scared of him."

In my head, that's translating as "he was a obnoxious prick", but I'm sure that's just me.

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What sort of tit builds non-bird bird boxes? Vodafone

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Re: improving cell coverage

Churches have a habit of being the highest point in a village.

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Co-op Bank's creaky IT should be flogged off, growls UK.gov

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So let me get this right...

They are in progress of updating all their IT kit which carries some risk.

To get around this they propose merging banks / systems?

Yup that's gone so well in the past hasn't it?

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Amazon reveals KiddieKindle and pocket money scheme

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Re: “unlike tablets, Kindle is designed just for reading”

"meaning it's more cost-effective to buy a bloody tablet and install the Kindle app on it..."

Go on then, read for an hour on a Ipad, put it away, start up again 8 hours later, put away for a day, pick up, read, put away and repeat for 3 weeks. Without charge, without having to wait for it to power up and shut down.

I challenge you.

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Re: raise them young

"It's just that in general kids don't read for pleasure these days."

Citation Required.

I could point out plenty of things to prove you wrong, but just a few words to throw around:

Radio 2's 500 words.

Rainbow Magic & Beast Quest

Julia Donaldson, David Walliams, Lauren Childs, Jacqueline Wilson

I know from experience a whole bunch of 6 year olds who will tear through a Rainbows fairy book in a week, then swap them with their friends.

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Re: For free ...

And for many, the nearest library is 30 miles away

Or you have a shiny lovely multi-million pound central library, that the council can't afford to run.

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Re: Oh, yum, more tracking.

They track your reading.

Yes, so you can sign in from anywhere and carry on reading. BTW Libraries oddly enough also know exactly what books you've read. Online reatilers also know exactly what books you've bought.

Odd that.

Sometimes we do need to take off our tin foil hats.

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Woman dumps ultra-rare $200,000 Apple 1 computer in the trash

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Gichun said: "To prove who she is, I just need to look at her."

Uh-hu...that old one eh?

I'm sure she was about 18 - 30 and came in wearing a Red Bikini

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It's FREE WINDOWS 10 time: 29 July is D-Day, yells Microsoft

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Re: I'll upgrade...

I'd like to see some clarification on how invasive Win 10 is (Cortana, always connected, MS account, sync to "cloud" etc.) first.

Well if like 8.1 on the phone, here is the bizarre, complex thing...stand by, it's really difficult....You TURN IT OFF.

I know, crazy shit.

Next you'll be telling me Android needs a Google account and iOS needs an Apple ID in order to get all the extra bits, like Apps.

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Re: How many of you Windows user will be...

And Linux's answer to Lync is?

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I'll upgrade...

...after a few months, to let everyone else sort out the normal issues.

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Airbus confirms software brought down A400M transport plane

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I've now amended the report to say Pilot Error. Thanks you've just saved us millions.

Love

Airbus - Legal Department.

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'The Internet of Things is like the Cloud 8 years ago' ... Boss of Dell's new IoT biz spills beans

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Re: "95 per cent of IoT data is useless"

"And I say again, why are people so quick to spew their personal habits to the world?"

I take it you've never heard of Facebook, Twitter and so on?

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Re: More getting ready for unknown things

Or, god forbid, you actually wanted a quiet night and left your behind.

Shudder, the thought of not being able to check in or send everyone yet another boring photo of a plate of food. The horror.

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Taming the Thames – The place that plugged London's Great Stink

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Re: Agree. (NOT english???)

he may be quoting "slave" as there is growing evidence about the pyramids being built not by huge slave workforces, but by a proper workforce.

Just a few resources:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2010/jan/11/great-pyramid-tombs-slaves-egypt

http://harvardmagazine.com/2003/07/who-built-the-pyramids-html

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Google launches native Android Smart Lock password manager

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Re: Now THIS is something to cheer for

Uh hu.. does this mean we'll be able shut down all the Google stuff?

Thought not.

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Google featured Ads...

Buy Batteries from eBay

Buy stationary from Staples

Buy Equestrian equipment from Sweaty Saddles

Are these Ads Correct?

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Colour me bad: Kraken time or damp squid with Splatoon

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I don't play many console tyoe games...

...but this looks like it has the key thing missing from many I look at these days...Fun.

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IT service management as an enterprise-wide service

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Traditionally, the IT department lived in an ivory tower,

More like a porcelain seated cubicle.

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SourceForge accused of shackling GIMP in kinky adware

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Re: Agree about version 2.7+

Guerrilamail is your friend.

https://www.guerrillamail.com/

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This is no different to audio in Audacity and many, many other programs.

You open a file, say a Wav, it then become a project file once you start using it, so you can do roll backs, layers, cuts and pastes.

Once you are finished, you "export" the project file to a flat file.

So in that point, they were a little late in rolling it out.

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That EVIL TEXT that will CRASH your iPhone: We pop the hood

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Re: We pop the hood . . .

Yes

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Windows 10 won't help. The PC biz is doomed, DOOMED, I TELL YOU

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Re: too late, I'm already gone...

So you swapped one corporate data munching behemoth for two others. Well done.

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EU net neutrality could kneecap the Tories' opt-out pr0n filter plans

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Re: I looked on the OpenDNS web site but...

OpenDNS is really poor at blocking adult content.

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"it was really easy"

Was that it was really easy to get around?

Don't believe me, just search for a certain lady parts in Google Images and see how easy it is to get around.

I'd highly recommend K-9 protection for pc access.

For mobiles etc, it gets more messy, although MS family filter does an OK job. Not sure if there is other stuff for Android or iPhone that you can't get around in 5 seconds

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Swarm of Apple iRobots released to map interior of Cupertino HQ

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Quick question?

"letting fanbois use Apple Maps to find their way around public transport networks."

Is that in the same as Here Transit on Windows Phone?

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Queen's Speech: Snoopers' Charter RETURNS amid 'modernisation' push

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Re: Well...

Labour held a far larger majority and they couldn't push this shit through when they tried.

*cough* RIPA

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Microsoft: Cortana not exclusive to Windows – it loves Android, iOS too

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Re: Just too many dependencies

OK humble pie time.....your right it needs location services on.

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Re: I will invite Microsoft services onto my devices when...

Ok thanks for sharing that. Feel free to choose your alternative Global power abusing Corp to run instead.

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Re: Just too many dependencies

Cortana is dependent upon GPS.

No it's not.

But if you expect it to remind you to pick up the eggs on the way home, get the local gigs, or to tell you top leave for work 30 minutes early due to a traffic jam, then yes you do.

And if you don't like it, it's not exactly the hardest thing to stop using.

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Re: how much more room

Yes, because they have never offered Office on say the Mac or iPhone.

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SNAFU: Blighty's judges not trustworthy, says their own website

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Doesn't surprise me.

I'm amazed it doesn't simply ask you to download a form and fax it to them.

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First production car powered by Android Auto rolls out – and it's a Hyundai

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Re: Bit of overkill just to turn off phone

Yes my cheap as chips 535 does the same....and has a better Sat nav (Here) than the dreadful Google maps, can easily send and listen to texts should I wish to, makes and receive calls and plenty more.

Oh and it works with the Hynundai I have now, but unlike this system, it also works in loads of other cars without having to reload their system.

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Finally! It's the year of Linux on the desktop TITSUP

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Re: That's evolution (no, not the program)

"as well as being readable in text-only format, more people should IMHO"

You mean doing what the law requires? That would be novel,

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Maserati Ghibli S: Who cares what Joe Walsh thinks?

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totally agree, you should never be gear shifting in a corner (or braking for that). If you are, you got it wrong. ESPECIALLY in a rear wheel drive car (ones without the drivers a Muppet electronic aid).

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C'mon...

...if it's a "sports" car...we'll have less of this 10 to 2 driving and a little more 1/4 to 3 if you don't mind.

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Re: cars are something

I have a list.

Seven Style Kit.

Cobra Kit

Ultima GTR

Z-cars Mini

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Do svidaniya Roscosmos. By the way, any idea where that 92 BEEELLION rubles went?

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Re: Well,

That would be the Sochi Olympics, where Vlad, just so happened to have a very expensive holiday home pretending to be a goverment department?

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Google patents DEVIL TOY which will BRAINWASH KIDS

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Re: Patent madness

Sorry been done.

You need to add "mobile device" somewhere in the patent to make it new and original.

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UK.gov confirms it's binned extended Windows XP support

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Love it...

"We expect most remaining government devices using Windows XP will be able to mitigate any risks,"

I'll put the ICO on speed dial, so we (the tax payers) can pay the fines

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Carry On Computing: Ten stylish laptop bags for him

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Re: Stylish, moi?

I once had to walk through a very dodgy area to do some work. Where did I put my laptop? Aldi carrier bag.

Job done....

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