* Posts by Lost all faith...

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NHS trust's crack IT squad claims its first digital upgrade hits

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Re: Paperless by 2018?

We've been paperless for years, just ask the management, they keep telling us we are.

<shoves 20 scraps of paper under the desk>

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Russia campaigns to stop SUICIDALLY STUPID selfies

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Unfortunately you do have to tell some people this sort of advice.

Never underestimate human stupidity.

Oh look

http://metro.co.uk/2015/07/04/man-killed-after-ignoring-warning-signs-and-jumping-into-crocodile-infested-water-5280177/

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We tried using Windows 10 for real work and ... oh, the horror

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Re: Are you ready? Probably not.

"You are all living under a stone - It has been the year of the Linux desktop for some time now:-"

So a few dozen examples out of how many millions of businesses.

Really?

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How a Cali court ruling could force a complete rethink of search results

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Just as a side note:

This has been going on for over a decade now:

http://www.out-law.com/page-6775

This UK bit is interesting and bear in mind this is 2004.

The judge seemed to accept that there is much clutter in search engine results and that the public has become educated not to make a direct association between the keyword they type into a search engine and any pop-up advert that may appear.

The outcome of the case may well have been very different if the totaljobs advert had made much more prominent use of the mark Reed.

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Bing Maps seen wearing creepy mask that makes it look a bit like ...

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FYI

Been like that on Winphone for quite some time. Guess the desktop version is just catching up.

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Google yanks fake Android battery monitor

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Re: Hmm.

"or it could be trying to install as a device admin (similar to security software) but that would throw up a whole new warning flag."

"Either way most people would be unlikely to fall for it."

Your new to computing I presume?

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Re: "its intentions were revealed by the permissions it seeks (basically, everything)"

Two down votes (the usual Google Marketing droids are online again).

Seriously, state facts about something bad with a Google "product" and you almost can be certain of two down votes.

So c'mon Google marketing droids, why the downvotes? Do you REALLY think a torch app should be able to modify the contents of my USB storage? Or was it the fact it needs to know about my Wifi?

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Re: "its intentions were revealed by the permissions it seeks (basically, everything)"

No...not true, I mean take this torch app. To turn on the LED light all it needs is:

retrieve running apps

modify or delete the contents of your USB storage

read the contents of your USB storage

take pictures and videos

Wi-Fi connection information

view Wi-Fi connections

Device ID & call information

read phone status and identity

receive data from Internet

control flashlight

change system display settings

modify system settings

prevent device from sleeping

view network connections

full network access

plus a dash of:

Updates to Brightest LED Torch may automatically add additional capabilities within each group.

You need all that to turn on the light.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.intellectualflame.ledflashlight.washer

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THIS MEANS WAR between USA and Japan! GIANT ROBOT WAR

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Re: A good distraction...

I agree. They should all sit at home and cry into their bowl of Soup.

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Behold the mighty Swiss SPACE JUNK NOSHER PODULE

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You need...

....mega maid!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EWQAvMUUJr4

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Security world chuckles at Hacking Team’s 'virus torrent' squeals

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Not sure why you got the down vote, unless stating the bleeding obvious wasn't that obvious.

Let me help.

Company that writes viruses has source code stolen, therefore good chance the source code forthe companies viruses are also in therefore. By this fact you could say it contains viruses.

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150,000 angry Redditors demand Chairman Pao's head on a spike

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Re: Getting the popcorn in...

Explosion or Implosion?

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Got a GUITAR, daddio? Wanna plug it into iOS or Droid? Try the iRig 2

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Re: iOS ...again!

I read a very extensive write up from a software vendor as to why they only made software for Apple and 1 or 2 Android phones.

It was Androids strength and Achilles heal....openess.

With Apple, you know EXACTLY the hardware and software and you can build the software to have to correct timings, work around any issues and give support knowing what you are dealing with.

With Android, you have a random maker, using random hardware with a random software version. Flexible, but an utter PITA.

It's the same reason Atari dominated the Music scene for so long when PC's were available with "more" raw horsepower.

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Migrating from WS2003 to *nix in a month? It ain't happening, folks

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Sorry...

...but your rational, well thought comments have no place on the Reg.

The are so many blinkered dick heads here that their preferred platform is the correct one, even if it isn't.

No, no, no...don't use the correct tools for the job, use THEIR solution, even if it's shit.

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DDoSers call 1988 and want its routing protocol hacked

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Re: RIP v1

Oh yeah...lack of coffee. Time to fix that.

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RIP v1

What the cuffing hell still uses that?

Name and shame please.

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Cloud provider goes TITSUP? Will someone think of the data!

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All well and good but

you're assuming that the insolvency goes well.

This is all assuming it's BAU while the liquidation takes place. But staff will walk if the jobs are not safe, as you said power and comm's maybe killed, building owners may refuse access, security companies may not unlock the doors and so on and so on.

And no mention if a buyer is not found at all.

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Boffin: Will I soon be able to CLONE a WOOLLY MAMMOTH? YES. Should I? Hell NO

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Re: I'm alive!

Yes, but a huge chunk is passed from mother to child.

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Intel 80386 queen Renée James quits as chipmaker's president

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Re: MBA speak

You missed

"I knew then that being the leader of a company was something that I desired as part of my own leadership journey"

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Microsoft rushes out latest Windows 10 build. 300 fixes? Pff, whatever

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Re: yaman tony

Neither of which seem to have the ability to use upper case characters or punctuation.

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China's best phone yet: Huawei P8 5.2-inch money-saving Android smartie

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Re: Overpriced

And are they like the cheap Android tablet I had that became useless after about 12 months (a common issue on the cheap kit)

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Script-blocker NoScript lets in ANYTHING from googleapis.com

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Re: Chrome and uMatrix

Would that be the Adblock that allows advertisers to buy their way in unless you go in and remove them?

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Half of Windows Server 2003 fans will miss July's security cut-off

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Wow...

..is 2003 EoL?

I never saw a single article here on the reg about it!

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Giant FLYING SPACE ROCKS could KILL US ALL, warns Brian May

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Re: So.

Such as?

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Microsoft to offload display ads biz to ... hang on, AOL?

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Nice to see Reg and commentards keeping up.

AOL dying?

"On May 12, 2015, Verizon Communications announced plans to buy AOL for $50 per share in a deal valued at $4.4 billion.[5] The acquisition was completed on June 23.[6]"

"The deal will broaden Verizon's advertising sales platforms and increase its video production ability through websites such as The Huffington Post, TechCrunch, and Engadget"

Hardly dead in the water eh?

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The Great Windows Server 2003 migration: How to plan your trip

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Re: Ok...

Not strcitly true...

"Ensure that all system components and software are protected from known vulnerabilities by installing applicable vendor supplied security patches. Install critical security patches within one month of release"

6.2.a Examine policies and procedures related to security patch installation to verify processes are defined for:

 Installation of applicable critical vendor-supplied security patches within one month of release.

 Installation of all applicable vendor-supplied security patches within an appropriate time frame (for example, within three months).

Source: PCI_DSS_v3-1.pdf

Note there are two flaws with this if you go by the letter of the rules:

1. You cannot use 3rd party supplied patches, so if a trusted 3rd party creates a fix, but the vendor does not, you are in breach if you use the patch,

2. There is NOTHING in the documentation to say what happens if the vendor does NOT supply a patch.

I'm not saying you shouldn't move away, but pointing out the point the reference material does not explicitly say what to do with EoL products.

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Ok...

"PCI DSS Requirement 6.2 says that system components and software must be protected from known vulnerabilities by installing applicable vendor-supplied security patches within one month of release."

So if none are released, you can't be in breach of that rule (actually even that above is over simplified)

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Sky bangs on Ofcom's door – demands BT competition probe

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Re: WHO is paying for fiber investment?

Several villages have it as well. If you look at Worcestershire's details it actually to cover areas not deemed financially viable and does not cover commercial areas i.e. towns and cities.

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Gates: Renewable energy can't do the job. Gov should switch green subsidies into R&D

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I guess that he actually got the down votes for proposing flywheels are a viable solution.

Look at how much renewable would be needed for say somewhere like London during the winter months and how much land you would need to actually power that 24/7.

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GCHQ heard you liked spying, so spied on itself spying on you

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So...

...it "accidentally" recorded some people out of a pool of what, a few thousand?

So how many have "accidentally" been collected out of a pool of 65 million? Have all those ones been deleted as well?

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Hi-res audio folk to introduce new rules and weed out impure noises

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Re: Self confessed audiophile

Self confessed audiophile?

wharfdale diamond speakers?

Really?

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In search of an easier life: Do IT converged systems fit the bill?

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Bingo!

Didn't even need to finish the 1st section.

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Bank of England CIO: ‘Beware of the cloud, beware of vendors’

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It's most likely what in the old days was called "FTP" or "SFTP".

But that's not trendy enough.

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Dyre banking VXers LOVE Mondays, Symantec says

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Re: Bloatware from Mountain View

At layer 3? Good look with that.

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Re: "capable of hijacking all three major web browsers"

woossshhh despite the joke icon, some things still go flying overhead.

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Samsung caught disabling Windows Update to run its own bloatware

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Re: Surprise, surprise, surprise

good, and for the 99.99% of the rest of the world who are not Techies?

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Re: There is a problem though!

That's an issue with shity, piss poor written software. Not Windows.

Blame the software writer for being an half arsed amateur, not MS.

I haven't had DLL issues in years.

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Re: I'd hazard a guess

"Personally, I've been violently opposed to automatic bricking "updates" at least since the time when the Content® manufacturing industry coerced Nvidia and Microsoft to push an "update" that deliberately disabled DVD playback on machines with certain graphics cards."

Where is Microsoft mentioned in that article, other than a bug in the media player?

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Flushed with success: No bog standard Canadian goldfish these

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The problem is...

...people see the gold fish floating on it's side and motionless and presume it's dead.

9/10 times they have a swim bladder issue and can be "resurrected" by simply cleaning the tank out for a change and treating it.

And how many people realise goldfish can easily live to 20+ years if looked after?

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CIA-funded spy data safe Palantir doubles in value in 18 months

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Don't forget gathering all that yummy data and passing onto those willing to pay for it.

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10 things you need to avoid SNAFUs in your data centre

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Dual Port NIC'd

What is this, the year 2000?

3, or more please.

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Wake up, sheeple! If you ask Siri about 9/11 it will rat you out to the police!

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This is not about Siri....

...but the stupidity of people that do what random other people tell them to do via social media.

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Online gov services are mostly time-wasting duplicates, says EU

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Re: Good

They do share, it's just not in any sort of joined up thinking kind of way.

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Google's new free music service is classic Google: Take someone's idea and slap ads on it

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So...

...MixRadio, but with Ad's.

Can't wait.

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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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