* Posts by Lost all faith...

1603 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

Now Uber can take EVERYONE for a ride

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Re: Did I miss something?

Are humans so self-obsessed that we want to force others to listen to our taste in music at any/every given opportunity?

Yes, and I'll appreciate it if they turned off Shit Pirate Radio FM when I get in the cab.

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State Dept shuts off unclassified email after hack. Classified mail? That's CLASSIFIED

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Post obligatory..

...why wasn't it air-gapped, super-locked down firewalled, <insert other completely unusable for any normal work bright idea>....just to prove that reader has no concept of how the real world works.

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DEATH fails to end mobile contract: Widow forced to take HUBBY's ASHES into shop

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Re: Giffgaff

Isn't GiffGaff owned by Telefonica running on O2, who happen to be a subsidiary of Telefonica?

So hardly "off the wall".

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Kindle, meet my partner. Darling, play nice with Kindle, please

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Re: they're doing sharing wrong

but that relies on an always on connection, or at least turning it on, connecting it up and then taking ownership. The great thing about ereaders is the battery life and portability. You'd be miffed if you were on a flight only to find your account is "locked".

However it's a reasonable idea otherwise.

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UK digi exclusion: Poor families without internet access could 'miss out' on child tax credit

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Re: What about Public Libraries?

My 92yr old mother has never used it.

Blimey, if she's applying for child tax credits, she either sprightly old girl or a master con-artist.

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You really need to do some tech support for Aunty Agnes

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Re: When you assist aunty to buy a computer I suggest you also

Of course the way to attack this is take 1 new fresh machine from shop. Connect to internet, download pcdecrapifier and blitz the heap o'crap out of there..

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Mastercard and Visa to ERADICATE password authentication

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Re: Biometrics

That would be the most basic ones on the planet...half decent ones look for a pulse and blood vessels

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ZZZAP! Climate change means getting HIT BY LIGHTNING is likelier

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Re: An actual outcome of this...

yes, but that wouldn't fit in with Lewis' predictable nay-saying.

Yes as soon as I read the strapline I knew it was one of his articles.

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HSBC Turkey WON'T reissue cards despite 2.7 MILLION account details going AWOL

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WTF?

" the card security code (CVC or CVV2) would be required to transact business.”"

Phew that's at least a hundred billion combinations.

What? It's only 3 digits long, but that's only.....Arrgggghhhh?

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Cold? Cuddle these HOT GERMAN RACKS, yours for only 12,000 euro – we swear there's an IT angle

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So...

..I pay you €12,000 for you to put your kit in my building and in return I get to save about a couple of hundred euros a year.

How about you pay ME €12,000 to provide a secure place to put your racks and in return any savings I make on heating, minus the costs incurred cooling the place during the summer, and I'll rebate that amount.

Sounds little fairer to me.

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Facebook's plain English data policy: WE'LL SELL YOU LIKE A PIG at a fair

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Re: Fine print

it's a bit like "New Recipe" same outcome, just less content.

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Amazon buries the hatchet, not Hachette, in ebook price brouhaha

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".....Hachette would get the rights to set prices for its books with what Amazon said was a 'financial incentive' to keep prices on ebooks down."

OK here is what I want.

Hachette say this is our wholesale price.

Amazon go this is the price we will sell at.

That's all.

If Hachette want to sell their books at a wholesale price no one wants to pay, so be it.

If Amazon want to make Zero profit on a book, so be it.

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Poll trolls' GCHQ script sock puppets manipulate muppets

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Well that explains....

..some of the posts on here,

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Vodafone: For Pete's sake! Apple’s 'soft' SIM's JUST AN EE SIM

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Is this EE or Apple we are talking about?

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Re: Sounds like Vodafone is unhappy

I'd rather push a button that says "I'm sick of CrappyCellCo, its time to try someone else"

And does that get you out of the contract? No thought not.

And what when you say "I want to to choose Tesco Mobile" Apple turn round and say, sorry device not compatible?

What about when my iDevice is broken because I thought the iOS upgrade made it waterproof and I want to bang the SIM in my old phone? Oh look I'm fucked over again.

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Is your kid ADDICTED to web porn? Twitter? Hint: Don't blame the internet

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WTF?

"In that case, 43 per cent of parents felt the negatives outweigh the positives, although that figure drops significantly to 26 per cent for those parents that have actually allowed their child to have one."

WTF, seriously....who makes these up.

In another survey, parents are worried about their kids getting fat, except those that allow their kids to eat cake for breakfast with a doughnut chaser, with a dose of pizza and chips for lunch and evening meal of KFC and McD's.

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U wot? Silicon Roundabout set to become Silicon U-BEND

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Wow.....

...I never knew we still employed artists from the 50's to do our designs.....

Hers' the new transport layout just around the corner.

http://rrmodelcraftsman.com/boomertrail/cm_boomer_aug2011/aug2011-12.jpg

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Annus HORRIBILIS for TLS! ALL the bigguns now officially pwned in 2014

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You guys fall for it every time.

Icon, because it's appropriate.

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Bullish Vodafone barges back into UK consumer broadband market

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Re: First/Final Mile

Virgin's last mile network covers around half the UK.

Possibly by population, not geography.

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EU battles over 'anti-terrorist' passenger records slurper law

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Re: Its come to something

Yes and it's this sort of thing UKIP will leave us wide open to....

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Microsoft snorefest: For crying out loud, Nadella – just channel Ballmer!

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To be fair(ish)

you went on the Monday, which is the fluffy day, surely the Wednesday would make more sense?

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Names, ages, addresses, SSNs of US postal staff slurped in 'mega-hack'

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Unnamed US government sources have told reporters that Chinese state-backed hackers are to blame for the intrusion.

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Well it's OK to do this as it's on foreign soil and no doubt someone has sent something illegal via the post.

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Chinese coder's got 99 problems and getting hitched is one: Huge iPhone woo plot FAILS

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My guess,,,,,

,,,she very quickly worked out that by getting hitched to this guy, she would be taking on his massive debit and irresponsible attitude to money and went err no thanks....

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GOD particle MAY NOT BE GOD particle: Scientists in shock claim

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Idiot,

it's Tyrolean grey cheese , not green cheese. I don't know, what are you lot like? Can you not tell the difference between colours?

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Re: If it...

...looks like english, sounds like english and reads like a english,

Or a post by RISC OS which appears to not follow any grammatical rules of English.

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It's a bad day to be Serco's CEO... or an investor, come to that

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The direction is clear: Serco will concentrate on its core as a leading supplier of public services…

because no matter how many time we fuck them over, they still keep coming back....

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Online tat bazaar eBay collapses in UK

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Some people took to Twitter to grumble after noticing the auction site had been hammered.

Giving us opportunity to pad out an otherwise short article.

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NHS XP patch scratch leaves patient records wide open to HACKERS

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Re: It all depends

It's already paid for.

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Elon Musk and ex-Google man mull flinging 700 internet satellites into orbit

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Re: Not a lard arse

"even Bill gates has some really weird half baked ideas that he pursues with his foundation, such as the key to overpopulation being to provide the world with super thin condoms."

And what's wrong with that? Along with the contraceptive pill that they give out to women is a great idea.

You may want to look up the Bill and Melissa talk on TED, it may enlighten you a bit. Many African women don't want to have 10 kids, but are so scared of their husbands they have little choice. If you can get a) the men to wear condoms, or b) the women get access to contraception, then of course the birth rates will drop.

Unless you have a better plan? Please I'd love to hear it.....

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TORpedo'd dev dumps Doxbin files after police raids

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Re: Ah, so that's what all the "darknet" propaganda was about.

"was a switch outage. When I looked at the camera footage at the time they were obviously completely re-patching my server."

To a switch that was still working perhaps?

Sometimes the most obvious answer is the correct one.

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Firefox decade: Microsoft's IE humbled by a dogged upstart. Native next?

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Re: Curious

I gave up on Opera due the issue using a proxy with exceptions. Every other browser could happily handle wildcards, but Opera's attitude seemed to be, "can't be arsed to sort this". Not sure if they've fixed it in the last year, gave up trying.

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Home Depot: Someone's WEAK-ASS password SECURITY led to breach

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Re: Bah!

Yes they would be the ones that didn't know what a bar code was so the 200,000 items on the shelves had to be priced (and repriced) by hand.

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Boxing clever? Amazon Fire TV is SO CLOSE to being excellent

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Minor corrections.

"Music is less well served. Fire TV connects to Amazon’s cloud music service, which means anything you bought from Amazon MP3, auto-rip CDs (you buy the CD and Amazon automatically adds the MP3s), and up to 250 other tracks manually uploaded"

1. It's not manually in the sense of copy / paste, you can choose a folder and synch it.

2. If you have the Cloud Player subscriptions you can have 250,000 songs.

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All but full-fat MS Office to be had on iPads, Droidenslabben for NOWT

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Re: I remember

"Blame the teaching of product-specific IT at schools for that."

Yes darn the education system providing them with real world skills.

Like or not the VAST majority of businesses use MS products.

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Apple blats WireLurker OS X, iOS malware – but fanbois aren't safe yet

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Re: Don't piss yourself, iOS-device owners

So you are saying Apple users are so smart, they won't click allow?

So to clarify this for me as I want to understand these amazing people that buy Apple products....they read the permissions of any App from the app store they install and still have accepted that their personal contacts, images and phone calls and god knows what else be shipped of to some unknown location in some foreign land?

So prey tell, who is the smartest, the one that agrees to giving away all their own (and others) personal information or the ones that blindly click any box they see so they can play the latest freemium game?

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Ericsson boss sticks a pin in Google’s loony Loon bubble

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Re: Power problems?

Next you'll be telling me there are clockwork radios or plans for low cost solar panels for just such areas.

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Re: Not a panacea

"Programs like providing tractors to help plough fields fail, because nobody can service tractors, fix stuff"

Well you just shot down your own argument.

Programs like providing tractors to help plough fields fail, because nobody can service tractors, but now they can look up how to repair a broken prop shaft. Added to the fact they can now learn about better farming techniques and how to utilize what little resources they have, they can now have more food on the table. As there is now food on the table, the children can spend a little more time l, which thanks to some donated computers and an internet connection, they are able to gain access to better reading material. Now the children are better educated, they can bring more money into the family, helping out their now aging parents......

Of course the "3rd world" countries such as India have never benefited by having fancy things like internet for twitter and pointless computers.

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Old hat: Fedora 21 beta late than never... and could be best ever

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An improved weather app...

Now where have I seen one similar to that...Hmmm

http://www.windows8core.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Weather-app-of-Windows-8.png

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Million Mask March: Anonymous' London Guy Fawkes protest a damp squib

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Dear Reg....

..please loan him a decent camera next time, or at least a Nokia Lumière.

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Apple strap-on wristjob: You WON'T be able to spend more than $5,000!

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Re: Apple Watch Sport Edition

Another question? Is it shock & dirt resistant, i.e. can it take a smack against a squash court wall or go into sand onto a beach volleyball court?

Or is it "sport" in the sense of a Ford Fiesta "sport", it has some go faster stripes and a crap ride?

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NSA director: We share most of the [crap] bugs we find!

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The NSA.....

.....yawn.......

Sorry I fell asleep at the first weasel words...did I miss much?

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Re: Time scale?

Most likely pretty, quickly...they just hold onto "some" of the more useful ones.

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It's the WORST game ever, just pulled from a desert DUMP ... now ET can be yours for $500

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Cool....

...need to dig out my copy from the loft somewhere. The again, finding them in the desert was probably an easier job.

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New Dell FX2 chassis mixes 'n' matches server innards

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Welcome to the world....

...of telecoms. We've been doing that principle for Oooo several decades now. Dumb case then you slide in the cards as you need them.

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Microsoft's TV product placement horror: CNN mistakes Surface tabs for iPAD STANDS

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I LOVE PRODUCT PLACEMENT !

When it's done subtly, there is no harm...take this for a wonderful example:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8lgLYGBbDNs

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Google's Nest partners up with utility company – on smart thermostats

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Re: Nest and Hive

......Turn it on in advance if you go home earlier then expected.

Or wear a jumper.

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“We think it’s going to change the world,” he boasted.

No it won't, really it won't. Cure for cancer, yes; end to world poverty, yes; enough food to feed the hungry, yes.

Turn the central heating up from your phone, no.

Now please exit the room and leave your ego at the desk marked over-inflated.

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Oculus Rift tech-specs 'MANY MONTHS away' from hitting the shelves

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Pah...

...I'm still waiting for my Atari Jaguar VR headset to be delivered.

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CURE for DEATH (by PowerPoint) emerges from Japan

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Re: TED - are how presentations / talks SHOULD be done.

I've been through a LOT of tech talks. If you need to bullet point or put text on a screen for more than 20% of the talks, your not doing it right. You can't read, listen and comprehend at the same time.

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