* Posts by Lost all faith...

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Hated biz smart meter rollout: UK.gov sticks chin out, shuts eyes

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No problem....

...we'll just bill them for the thousands of servers we need to "power down".

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Assange™ lawyers demand Swedish prosecution files or no London interview

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Stop

He twists and he turns

So he flees questioning, takes refuge and says he will only answer question if they come to him. They say they will come to him and now he he wants to bend the rules around him again.

So what's the excuse this time, other being a total attention whore?

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Ten things you always wanted to know about IP Voice

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Re: Handsets?

but don't suffer issues when the pc gets battered by an update, someone loading a page with a crap load of flash and Java or decides to randomly blue screen.

PS not me down voting. Each has it's place, but to blanket rule out handsets is like saying everyone should have one.

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Re: VOIP

OK we get it, you're bitter and twisted and you gave up on SIP years ago before it came of age. Get over it.

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WTF?

What the fuck?

"These can cost next to nothing, particularly if you are in a big city, and you can use them either as an IP link or a telco-standard DASS II connection."

DASS 2...standard....is that like ie6 is web standard compliant?

FFS get something right.

DASS (2) is a OBSOLETE BT PROPRIETY "standard".

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Really?

"Even in 2015 you seldom see an organisation that uses just IP trunks to call external numbers"

1.5 million calls a month by us may disagree. ISDN free for 3 years and we, by no means, are a big business.

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Storm gathers around CDN Cloudflare after doxxing allegations, Pirate Bay deal

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WTF?

I'm lost

Cloudflare, most likely, didn't "ink a deal", chances are the Pirate bay put a basic plan in place, resulting in a new IP address, therefore getting around the block.

Or would that be too simplistic an explanation?

Also

"CloudFlare is, among other things, a popular choice for operators of pirate sites" would the "amongst other things" be simply millions of legitimate website?

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Cops cuff Colorado girl for allegedly poisoning mum after iPhone ban

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Re: What she needed

"a good and proper whack in the backside at an early age"...

Great, can I do that to the next whining adult?

Have two kids, never hit either of them, but also never seen them "pulling stuff off the shelves in the cart, grabbing candy and eating it while shopping" for which these kids that don't get hit seem to do apparently.

Yet seen plenty of kids doing that who's parents scream at them "put that fucking back or I'm going to wallop your back side." Then promptly shout at the kids for crying.

Odd that.

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Mono Magic: Photography, Breaking Bad style

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On the flip side....

...with my digital camera's playing "happy snapper" I've taken a picture of the kids, that was blown up to 1m wide on acrylic which everyone that see's it asks what studio it was taken at (our bedroom, on the duvet) and an image of St Ives that once again people are convince is a "pro" shot that I've bought as a full size image.

Often great thing about banging out 500 shots is you get that amazing one that blows people away.

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3,500 servers go down – so my FIRST AID training kicks in

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Being picky....

...but surely this was about night shift working, not on-call work...

Just saying.

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Firefox, Chrome, IE, Safari EXPLOITED to OWN Mac, PCs at Pwn2Own 2015

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WTF?

Re: Doesn't matter what browser/OS/platform, all are and will ever be vulnerable

I'm sorry, can someone translate that for me?

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BOFH: Mmm, gotta love me some fresh BYOD dog roll

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Re: Vax? VAX!

Nah it's Vax. After all, need to clean the carpets.

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British Judo in deep shido after cyber attack

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Facepalm

Err it is Putin.

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Another GDS cockup: Rural Payments Agency cans £154m IT system

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Re: Live Beta

they learn't from Google.

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Re: GDS - Our opportunity to question?

, how they view the future of government IT services ....

It's all going to fine. Just simply go online. Those of you that are not on-line, can use a internet cafe or starbucks to perform all your complex and sensitive accounts.

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Cortana on Windows 10 is all talk, no apps shun, says Microsoft

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I use it in the car to listen to texts and reply to them via the cars sound system and it's pretty damn good, probably about 95% accurate, but easy to just add or start over when it does go round. Freaks the kids out.

But it does need a decent connection to work.

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Hello? Police? Yes, I'm a car and my idiot driver's crashed me

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Re: Clarification needed (for me!)

The SIM and dial module will be built in.

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Re: Exactly what problem does this solve?

You are aware that country roads are amongst the most dangerous in the UK?

(Here is Worcestershire's)

http://road-collisions.dft.gov.uk/lha/worcestershire#collisions-by-urban-rural

(click on by road type)

Living in a semi-rural location, it's not uncommon to see a car in a ditch or hedge, which if occurred after about midnight, may not have a car pass it for an hour or more?

Even if earlier, if it's dark it may not been seen until the next day.

So in answer to your question, it isn't that uncommon. Oh and I get a cracking 4G signal thanks (but oddly a lousy 3g signal).

Now think how much of France, Italy, Germany and so on are less densely populated than the UK.

Oh add the that even in a busy area, if you've smacked it into a tree and someone has stopped, they may not even have a clue what road they are on and exactly where they are on that road.

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WTF?

Really?

From a very long report: (http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/807675.pdf)

Fires per 1,000

passenger cars: 2.9

light trucks: 2.9

school buses: 2.4

And EU car reg's tend to be a lot stricter than US one these days.

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Our 4King benders are so ace we're going full OLED, says LG

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Re: Is LG a good brand?

you're...you're.

Must do better.

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Re: Is LG a good brand?

Your often using an LG whether or not you know it.

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Re: Location location location

Nah, it's simply the fact the track events for the visitors are great, so giving a reporter a go in 600bhp+ AMG tends to make the reviews more favourable.

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German court slaps down Uber's ride-sharing app

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I can't wait....

...for driverless Taxi's.

Fan and shit come to mind.

Popcorn please.

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Skype squares up to Cisco again with new round of 'Room Systems'

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Clearly I'm missing something

as lync room systems have been around of ages,

The reason they don't take off is the ridiculous prices many of the big brands charge. That said there are some cheaper ones that consist of little more than a decent camera and a PC.

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Oracle salesmen get SEVENFOLD salary boost for flogging its cloudy aaS produce

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Ahh Sales....

...the only department where you get bonuses for doing your job.

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Pinterest throws cash at topless bug-finders

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FAIL

Tight Arses

And how much do they think they are worth again?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/17/pinterest_valued_at_11bn/

Still sure the black-hats will get much more than that on the open market.

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You – yes, YOU – can now 3D print your very own Paul McCartney

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Well....

..it probably has better vocal talent than he does these days.

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Sit back and let someone else manage your telephony

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"but with crappy call quality..."

That's because whoever put it in / maintains it is not good enough for the job.

Stick a VoIP system on a shit network > Shit results

Trust me, stick a TDM system on an aluminium tail and see even worse results (thank you BT for that bright idea)

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WTF?

Said like someone that doesn't work in telecoms

"Which surely suggests that the phone system is overcomplicated? At the end of the day it has a simple job to fill, establish a voice circuit between two or more endpoints, with some frills like voicemail tacked on."

So no hunt groups, pick up groups, voicemail, synchronizing with exchange, presence, follow-me, least cost routing, permissions, time based routing, IVR,redundancy, multi-tenancy, call recording, auditing, multi-lines appreance, barge-in, PA routing, faxing, emergency routing, vpn's...do I need to go on?

Sure just press a button and all the pixies do the work

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Facebook unveils P2P moola-to-mates payment feature

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What can go wrong?

Dave just sent Steve a payment from card 0123 4567 8900 Expiry 16/19 CCV 123

Like ¦ Share

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My self-driving cars may lead to human driver ban, says Tesla's Musk

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WTF?

Re: Am I the only one...

We drive around in cars built by robots and that seemed to work out well enough.

Last I saw, robots don't move around at 70mph

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Re: Am I the only one...

"I'm sorry, there has been a fault. Error code 0xb0ll0ck5. Touch any control to restart"

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Samsung puts eight-core processor IN A WATCH

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Coat

Typo

"battery life from the 1-2 days of rival (cough, Apple)"

isn't more like 1 - 2 hours?

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Google adds evil-code scanning to Play Store

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Re: Google Apps

Agree:

Take a random Touch app I just checked (high-powered torch). A fucking joke.

Here are the permissions:

Device & app history

retrieve running apps

Location

approximate location (network-based)

precise location (GPS and network-based)

Photos / Media / Files

modify or delete the contents of your USB storage

read the contents of your USB storage

Camera

take pictures and videos

Wi-Fi connection information

view Wi-Fi connections

Device ID & call information

read phone status and identity

Other

receive data from Internet

control flashlight

change system display settings

modify system settings

view network connections

full network access

prevent device from sleeping

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Adobe lifts sheet on Dropbox-style doc sharing cloud

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Joke

I thought

Adobe has always done it best to share your content out to the world, it's called Flash player and Acrobat reader.

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BT fined £800k over lax emergency text relay delay blunder

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Arrrghhhh...just stop it!

"one-time national telco BT"

Do you say one-time national railway? One-time national water supplier? One-time national electricity company? One-time national postal service?

Just stop it...

And if we can get the f'ing BBC to stop saying "so called ISIS" all will be well in the world.

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CIOs: What tech will be running your organisation in 2020?

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Happy

Re: Something that spellchecks headlines, maybe

it' OK it's manglement speek

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Aged 18-24? Don't care about voting? Got a phone? Oh dear...

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Re: Here are my ideas to improve politics.

Good point:

Mainifesto: Legally binding.

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Here are my ideas to improve politics.

1. Demolish the inside of the Houses of Parliament and force them to sit in a circular fashion in an alphabetical order, forcing the removal of a them / us divide.

2. Removed all parties. No more Labour / Conservative / Lib dem /SNP bollocks. You vote for your local candedate. As a result, a free vote on ALL subjects.

3. Ban the childish booing and cheering. It's not not allowed in the classroom, so why in Goverment. leave it to the Panto's

4. Pay each MP much better than they are (100K plus), but ban all second jobs / union perks / non-essential expenses.

5. Automatic de-selection and loss of job, without payout, when convicted of a criminal offence that carries a jail sentence imposed or suspended.

6.Abolishment of the House Of Lord and replaced with an upper house, with 50% less people, voted in every 4 years, mid term of the main parliment. Again no parties allowed.

There, that's for starters, now who has the gunpowder?

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Re: Why bother?

I've always wanted a none of the above, but realise it will have a majority way beyond everyone else.

Hmmm, maybe at the next one I should stand with that name and the slogan, I'm not any of that lot.

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Re: Good

And when you are 65, you too will be one of those selfish old pricks, so look forward to the news of your death.

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Flying cars will take to the skies in 2017, if government allows

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FAIL

Ok...

...remind me how that going to even get close to UK (and EU) road regulations, let alone aviation ones.

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BBC gives naked computers to kids (hmm, code for something?)

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Re: Tell me again what problem this solves?

"Since BBC IT is utter crap anyway I think we all know how super-fantastic this is going to turn out."

Yes because the iPlayer was such a flop.

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Re: Great idea and all that...

Who going to teach this?

Wild stab in the dark, but the extensive list of partners as well as the BBC?

Just a snippet from my previous posting:

Formal product champions involved in outreach and educational resources include:

Bright Future

CISCO

Code Club

CoderDojo

Code Kingdoms

Creative Digital Solutions

CultureTECH

Decoded

Institution of Engineering and Technology

Kitronik

Lancaster University

London Connected Learning Centre

Open University

Python Software Foundation

STEMNET

Teen Tech

Tinder Foundation

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WTF?

Deja vu

I know the Doctor is involved, but haven't we already read about this?

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Leaked Windows 10 build hints at peer-to-peer patching

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Re: Could be useful... if under control

but it's still a centralized point.

A better way is to push to a site then spawn out from there.

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Siri, you're fired: Microsoft Cortana's elbows into iOS, Android

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Re: Debut?

I've got it on Win phone as well, however I think the confusion is there is going to be a desktop version released with Win 10.

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Universal Credit could take 10 YEARS to finish, says Labour MP

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Roll eyes.

Labour slag of Conservative ideas.

Conservatives slag of labour ideas.

One day, they will actually try and work together for the people that votes for them, but no doubt Beelzebub will be ice skating before then.

Slag off the EU parliament as much as you want,but at least they pretend to try and work together.

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BBC: We'll give FREE subpar-Raspberry-Pis to a million Brit schoolkids

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Mushroom

For those that can't get past the headline before exploding about the BBC

Here is a list of the companies involved:

ARM

Barclays

element14

Freescale

Microsoft

Nordic Semiconductor

Samsung

ScienceScope

Technology Will Save Us

Formal product champions involved in outreach and educational resources include:

Bright Future

CISCO

Code Club

CoderDojo

Code Kingdoms

Creative Digital Solutions

CultureTECH

Decoded

Institution of Engineering and Technology

Kitronik

Lancaster University

London Connected Learning Centre

Open University

Python Software Foundation

STEMNET

Teen Tech

Tinder Foundation

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Ark scoops £700m to host ALL UK.gov's data centre needs

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Re: They could have a problem

it's OK, hopefully they have learnt from all the others and put in a £trillion exit fee.

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