* Posts by Lost all faith...

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Ditch your Macs, Dell tells EMC staff

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Re: branding

"As for me, neither Apple nor Dell is offering me endorsement money to be soon in public with its goods. Until that happens, I'll use what I use."

Do you work for Dell / EMC public facing team?

if yes, you WILL use it or find another Job. If not, your statement is utterly pointless.

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Encyclopedia Dramatica user hit with £10k damages after calling ex-councillor a 'paedo'

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Re: Smith

Good idea, let's nip that on in the bud, but lets add this one instead:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2478285/Innocent-man-burned-death-vigilante-neighbours-mistook-paedophile.html

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Don't use a VPN in United Arab Emirates – unless you wanna risk jail and a $545,000 fine

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It's ok....nothing to see...

...no human rights abuses...no oppression of it's people...nothing to see. Move along.

Now, where did I put the papers on the arms deal I'm working on.

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Skyscape rebrands to UKCloud following legal challenge by Sky

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Or his orchestra.

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Zero-day hole can pwn millions of LastPass users, all that's needed is a malicious site

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Hint 2: Keepass can be kept off the internet, can be used on iOS, Android & Windows (not sure about Linus*), and is free.

https://www.blackmoreops.com/2015/11/04/anti-hacking-tool-got-hacked-keefarce-can-break-your-keepass-password-safe/

That is all.

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VW's first US settlement nearly settled

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And in the UK...

...you'll get a free air freshener, but only if you sign up for a full service plan.

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AMD, Nvidia in pro GPU battle

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Re: Top end GPU is not realy needed, except by a very few!!!!

High end CAD, has a far, far higher resolution than any game. Look at the file size involved and you'll see why.

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Osram's Lightify smart bulbs blow a security fuse – isn't anything code audited anymore?

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Re: "what kind of security review the products go through"

"what kind of security review the products go through"

That's easy :

"Did you put in all that security stuff ?"

"nope."

"Okay, ship it then."

TFTFY

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Re: Why is it

Not only that, but you know that E27 bulb that would fit any E27 socket...not these days.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jan/11/philips-hue-led-bulbs-proprietary-charles-arthur

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Dolly the sheep clones have aged well, say scientists

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Re: I don't care too much if they age well or not...

fantastic in a Rogan Josh. Mutton is way better than lamb when slow cooked for several hours.

Yummy

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Apple Watch exec Bob Mansfield 'gets into secret Apple car'

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Re: An iAUto would ....

"as each one would be thinner than the last."

No problem, it would only be a pointless 0.5mm

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Yahoo! She said yes. Verizon confirms $4.8bn acquisition

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WTF?

Dear Ms Marissa Meyer

, other than enlarging your pay packet, what EXACTLY have you achieved that has benefited the company and your consumers?

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Tesla's Model S autonomous mode may have saved a life

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Re: "Saving" lives...

"Now then. You think being clobbered by a one ton metal object hurtling at a speed of 15 meters per second is survivable? "

"It says that the latest research shows that the probability of death is now 7% at 30mph and 31% at 40mph"

http://www.roadsafetygb.org.uk/news/1191.html

Facts...who needs them.

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Re: A human not a car

Issues with your observations.

If a madman steps into road in front of you, most humans will also apply the same logic and hit the brakes. The reason is, your most basic of instincts will take over. You will see an object in the road (it could just of easily be a bin liner blowing in the wind) and you will, without consciously thinking about it, try to avoid a collision.

It's only when the conscious mind takes over a few seconds later you assess the threat and realise you are in danger and would then do the best to avoid this new threat.

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Re: PR stunt

"Example : It is less dangerous to simply hit a roe deer and keep control of the vehicle that it is too suddenly brake hard and lose control of the vehicle."

Not sure about you, but I haven't lost control under hard breaking for about 15 years, maybe it's because I've actually learnt how to drive properly, heck I could put a car sideways and still control it. People really should get themselves on race or skid training, not only is it good fun, but you learn way more than you ever will on the road.

For most people there is ABS and ESC,

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Governments Googling Google about you more than ever says Google

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They couldof course...

...harvest less data and therefore be of less use to them.

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Brit chip biz ARM legs it to Softbank for $32bn

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Re: Do I get a vote?

"So, what will the big institutional shareholders do? "

Well going by how shit most of their other shares are probably doing at the moment, I think bite their hands off come to mind.

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World's worst exploit kit weaponises white hats' proof of concept code

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WTF?

White hats?

Reverse engineering a patch then publishing it, hardly fits the bill of a white hat.

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Meet Riffle, the next-gen anonymity network that hopes to trounce Tor

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Re: Given That TOR Was Cracked Years Ago.....

that's why the Browser gets patched

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Re: Munitions

Well if the code is Switzerland, good luck to the FBI getting it blocked. The Swiss courst are not known for bending over to government requests, even more so US ones.

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VPN provider claims Russia seized its servers

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Re: Options

but you would still be covered by the same laws that took these out.

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No, Google you still can't have dotless, one-word domains

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Re: In that case, I would like to register the name localhost

you two are fine, just long as you keep well clear of my company, Intranet ltd.

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UK.gov flings £30m at driverless car R'n'D, wants plebs to speek their branes

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Rubbish.

If all cars become auto driving, then you could get more cars in the same space, all running faster.

Something tells me that a computer could react faster and smarter than a human.

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Re: We're not robots! Highways Agency & Avon and Somerset Police beg to differ.

God where do I start (other than ripping up your Daily Mail)

M4 (also on M25) Hadecs 3 Cameras are now operating 24/7 with zero tolerance. Yep, that includes 3am in the morning, a perfect Sunday summer sunset evening with an empty road, with no enforcement signage lit. These latest cameras cover all 4 lanes (including hard shoulder), NO EXCEPTIONS.

Odd that the speed limit applies 24/7/365

While it can be seen by some as an effective automated enforcement (ed. harassment?) of the masses (applying disproportionally to the poor too) to apply what is 'technically' the law. Its takes no account of driving conditions, traffic speeds around you.

How does it disproportionately affect the poor when it is a fixed fine?

Upto now, its always been the general consensus (as evidenced by the Press) that if the Smart Motorway Gantry lane speed wasn't showing, there was no enforcement in place, we're now told that's not the case, the bar has been lowered.

Citation please.

I always believed the speed limit was the last sign posted one. Repeaters are only required in certain circumstances

That subtle but 'lazy decision' (ed. revenue decision?) to not paint the Safety Cameras bright yellow ...... and drive accordingly, set the bar low enough to hit as many heads as possible to raise revenue, £100 a pop.

There has NEVER been a requirement to paint them yellow or advertise the fact there are cameras

"It's the Powers that be, taking advantage of the current situation until Oct 2016.

No limit showing, no cameras seen, many would argue that it felt safer sticking to 80mph on an empty motorway, than sticking say, at 68mph (to give you some leeway of 2mph to a strict enforcement of the 70mph national speed limit),....."

"If your speedo is saying 70 mph, the chances are you are doing around 65mph. So in order to be doing over 70mph, your speedo will be reading close on 80mph."

Why do you feel obliged to only stick to the limit when you see a camera or see a road sign.

Take it you know unlit and lit roads have default limits, unless stated otherwise don't you?

Its like churning out cheap daytime TV, yep of course you can fill the airwaves with it, but does it help or enrich people's lives? Nope, and probably adds vasts costs to the NHS regards depression and stress.

Really you go to hospital with stress because you can't drive 70mph?

The current policy of strictly enforcing 80mph with NIPs with hidden stealth Hadecs 3 Safety Cameras is a lazy Cash Cow of Epic proportions for Avon and Somerset Police and you won't be traveling faster than 80mph to get a NIP (Notice of Intended prosecution) either.

Enforcing 80mph? It's a 70 limit FFS

"To the unaware - Use the stretch of Motorway of the M4, drive past 70mph - expect yours in the post soon, read this, slow down - especially around Bristol."

No drive up to the speed limit you prick, no need to slow down.

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Nukeware: New malware deletes files and zaps system settings

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those idiots will be many of your relatives then.

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Capacity planning in an age of agile and on - demand IT

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Re: So as always...

we always have to choose the 1st 2

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Meh

So as always...

Quickly

Cheaply

Properly.

Choose 2 out of the 3.

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Windows Phone users beg Pokémon Go creators for attention

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There is a simple issue...

..the Windows OS is a nice OS, try it you may surprised! I really like mine and would choose it any day over a Android phone costing 10x the amount.

BUT

would I recommend you buy it? No.

The simple reason is, MS are just not saying in, laymans terms, "Yes, we are going to continue to develop it and will support it for X years".

It's the uncertainty that is really killing the phone, not the OS or the hardware.

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Backblaze hopes to melt Amazon Glacier customers' hearts

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Before dumping your backups in any cloud...

2 Simple Questions.

How many DC's is this data spread across?

Do yo have enough cash to cover the next 12 months of operating?

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Florida U boffins think they've defeated all ransomware

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Boffins defeat all randomware: By installing linux.

Isn't Android a variation of Linux?

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IBM scraps loyal staffer gifts in favour of... a congratulatory social page

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Re: A culture of feedback to cognitive learning that’s more mobile

"A culture of feedback to cognitive learning that’s more mobile"

I think it means people saying to you "Time to move on to somewhere you'll be appreciated"

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FBI arrests satellite engineer on charges of espionage

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Re: Already a jerk

My thought as well....$500 - $1000...is that all?

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AWS works on 'urgent' deals for UK customers as £ dips against $

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It's not hard

"Amazon’s prices are billed in dollars and converted to pounds"

Well here is a shockingly easy answer. Bill in local currency.

Ahhh, but tax avoidance. That won't work so easy with that will it?

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Pints on a plane!

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Re: Proper Beer does not need CO2

But as most lager is tastelss anyway the change in taste you get at altitude won't matter a jot.

But as most mass produced lager is tastelss (sic) anyway the change in taste you get at altitude won't matter a jot.

TFTFY

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Teen faces trial for telling suicidal boyfriend to kill himself via text

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BBS, Pppft newbies.

Prestel and proud here.

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Re: If nothing else

Isn't committing suicide a crime in some places?

It's used to be in the UK, but was revoked. However assisting in suicide is still illegal in the UK.

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You can’t sit there, my IoT desk tells me

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My first desk?

A Compaq Proliant 3000 Server box with a 50 pair Telco cable drum as my seat.

6 months I had that before I was "promoted" to a wobbly desk with a (used) £10 chair.

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Dying satellite sends boffins one last surprise before disappearing

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Re: That'll pay for it

Then reappeared 6 months later.

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When is a refurbished server not refurbished? Ask this Dell reseller

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Dell outlet by the looks:

http://outlet.euro.dell.com/Online/InventorySearch.aspx?brandid=71&c=uk&cs=ukdfb1&l=en&s=dfb&dgc=IR&lid=13424D57&cid=

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Wannabe Prime Minister Andrea Leadsom thinks all websites should be rated – just like movies

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FAIL

Good

There are over 1 billion websites on the world wide web today.

So if you allow 1 hour for every site to be correctly vetted that equals approx 114,155 man years of work.

Of course that's provided no new sites go online....

Oopps there's 5 more

and again

and again

and again...

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AMD promises code fix for power-hungry Radeon RX 480 GPU

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Ahh I remember my Voodoo Rush 128.....what a "wee" beasty...

http://www.amoretro.de/2012/04/hercules-stingray-1283d-3dfx-voodoo-rush-dual-planar-6mb-pci.html

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Avast woos AVG shareholders with $1.3bn buyout offer

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Wow...

...I never knew personal data was worth so much...what AVG has another use?

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Microsoft's cringey 'Hey bae <3' recruiter email translated by El Reg

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Re: Delusions of Competence

He's a yank, their beer just makes you sick without the joys of being drink.

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Huawei sues T-Mobile US: Why can't we be FRANDS with benefits?

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Well, it had to come.....

...everyone accuses the Chinese of ripping off ideas,well looks like they have once again.

Accuse company of patent issues - Check

Litigate in Texas - Check

Profit - TBA.

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Huge double boxset of Android patches lands after Qualcomm disk encryption blown open

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More chance of that happening than landfill Samsung.

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Dolphin fans freak, blast browser's bumbling bundles of bloatware

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Re: Yeah, well, I have a tiny tiny issue with Firefox...

Some of those make sense.

About a 1/3 of those could be easily covered by a typical Facebook user. Take photos, geo-location, access storage, bookmarks and many more.

Prevent from sleeping? Watching a video?

But I agree, many are dodgy.

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Australia's ABC suspends presenter over 'Wi-Fi is dangerous' claims

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WTF?

"That Demasi woman (what gives her the right to put "Dr" in front of her name ?) "

She completed a doctorate in medical research at the University of Adelaide and worked for a decade as a research scientist specialising in rheumatoid arthritis research at the Royal Adelaide Hospital.

So I think that's what gives her the right.

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Huawei: Our fake phone camera pic shame

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Re: If It's Chinese, It Must Be A Scam <--Come On China! Grow Up!

I think every country is a scam hole, it's just they just have over a billion people to choose from.

How many ad's in the UK have been pulled because their lies were just to much to put up with?

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Nokia did this before:

http://petapixel.com/2012/09/07/yup-nokia-faked-the-sample-photos-in-its-pureview-promo/

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Wealthy youngsters more likely to be freetards than anyone else – study

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Age groups 18-24 and 25-34 generally voted to Remain in the Referendum

The same demographic that are less likely to read newspapers.

Or watch more likely to watch BBC3

Or go clubbing

Or to go to university.

Or, or or .

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