* Posts by Lost all faith...

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Freeparking web hosting services go TITSUP after migration

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Re: Three weeks without being able to send mail

If you want cheap but decent, 5quidhost I've used for a site for many years. Staff very helpful, even resolving an issue at 3am on a Saturday morning. However, they only do hosting, so your name services will have to be done somewhere else..

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ICANN speak clearly now .gay has gone – Council of Europe

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I learn something new....

"The CoE is also concerned that the personal data of domain name holders – such as the name and postal address – is publicly available in the WHOIS online database"

There are REAL names and addresses in there?

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HMRC ditches Microsoft for Google, sends data offshore

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Great idea...

give business from the Tax department to a huge tax avoider.

Next week, the MOD award the latest missile defence contract to a Russian / Chinese collaboration.

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Well unless they have less than 10 employees (i got it when it was 20), I think it will be a paid version.

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FBI: Apple and Google are helping ISIS by offering strong crypto

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I'm sick of these people....

...so Snowden was a Traitor, Apple and others are bad...Boo Hoo..

Then you put out a press release telling the world how you found and targeted a command post

Fucking idiots.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jun/4/air-force-bombs-islamic-state-hq-building-after-te/

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Microsoft spunks $500m to reinvent the wheel. Why?

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Odd...

....wan't the same said about Skype?

http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2011/05/10/microsoft_buys_skype/

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Spaniards get that cinking feeling

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English is not a great language in anyway for anyone to learn, that's why it's rated as one of the hardest to learn.

It's such a kludge of other languages, it's hardly any surprise.

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Virgin Media wins ELEVENTH patent case against Rovi

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Rovi...

...what's the point asking them to pay. They'll just dissolve and start up over again as Rovi2.0.

Still nice to see the share prices going down on a regular basis.

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MS scolds businesses for failing to eradicate 7-year-old malware

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Re: "MS scolds businesses for failing to eradicate 7-year-old malware"

As have Linux and Apple.

Can't be arsed to look for it, just use a search engine plenty of examples.

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Virgin Galactic will get into space 'within 18 months to two years'

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Re: And we should give a Rat's Arse about this why?

Last I knew the x-15 was not a passenger aircraft.

Blue Bird achieved 251mph in 1932, so I guess the Bugatti Veyron is no better than that.

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Re: Being picky...

The cars are using 100 year old designs for much of their design

Trains are being fitted with Auto-braking, to stop drivers jumping red lights, cars are being fitted with collision avoidance systems to stop them driving into the back of others. So they are getting better, but it's retrofitting to a flawed design.

I haven;t tried, but I would think it it's very hard to shove a modern Auto box into reverse or do a handbrake manoeuvre on a car with an electronic handbrake.

This is a brand new design. The fact they are making it much harder to do, means it was to easy before.

No I'm not blaming them as it was probably something they may not of envisaged, but to say it was a design issue is wrong. A more honest "we could of made it safer" would be better, but lawyers don't like that.

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Being picky...

Virgin Galactic is "confident this wasn't a design issue".

He was allowed to deploy the braking system whilst fatally dangerous to do so. I'd say it was a design issue.

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Apple recalls Beats speakers: Rap chap's crap batt rapped in zap mishap flap

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Re: Hmm

But the music is just all levels set to max and compress the hell out of it...how can it make it sound any worse?

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Re: what about the earlier speakers

What is a (semi) full recall and if you mean a semi recall, how is that a different to a batch recall.

Most likely it's a different supplier for a part from 2014, nothing more, nothing less.

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Re: $325? Blimey!

"People who can only hear the logo."

You dear sir, owe me another coffee.

That is to be my new phrase and in the tradition of World 2.0, in return, you will receive no credit.

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Dodgy colon bug is a total pain in the butt for Skype users today

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Re: Hmmm

Did you have Lync before? Lync is now Skype for business.

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Second-hand IT alliance forms to combat 'bully' vendors

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Re: "Spaz"???

I believe that photo is actually a still from a happy slapping video, shot by one of the perpetrators (remember that craze)? . It then got made into a still and uploaded as a "free" image.

Quite a few of these got used, as people thought incorrectly as they were on the internet, they were staged stock images, but unfortunately the are not.

Still, look forward to still images of the poor person who has lost their leg with the tag "Roller-coaster Accident" being used in article about stock prices.

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Large Hadron Collider gives young ALICE a black-hole ray gun

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Sense of humour?

First thing that sprung to mind? Alice from Resident Evil, an experiment to create a super bio-weapon ...or am I obsessing to much over Milla?

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

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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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WTF?

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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WTF?

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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