* Posts by Lost all faith...

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US kills EU watchdog's probe into EU cops sharing EU citizens' data

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Re: No point in kicking a dead dog.

These were known activists with a proven criminal record. I don't think most peope have an issue with targeted monitoring, but people do have an issues with mass surveillance.

BTW, more people are killed by alcohol related violence in Europe than by terrorist...

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LICK THAT ATM: Diebold and Corning debug displays

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I'm impressed.

..I need this in my life. After decades of getting sick from using ATM's, at last an answer. Finally I can remove my non-latex gloves, but the mask will have to stay for now.

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Intel offers big bucks for black women

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Re: Blah blah crimewatch

@ Alfred

Given that in 2011 the UK was about 87% white, I'm seeing a lot of non-white faces in that link;

This is the problem with Stats:

Take where I live, it's about 99.5% White. (yes you CAN count the number of Chinese and Afro-Caribbean people very easily).

2 murders in 15 years

1 by a white woman

1 by a black male

Neither were from the area

So the stats show that 50% of murders were carried out by black males, 50% by white females.

So there would be NO white males in the line up, ever.

Now go to Birmingham where "White British" only make up half the population, has a much higher crime rate, would it be so unreasonable to see more black and Asian people in the line ups.

So to put it better, the Crime watch line up reflects the cultural make up of the areas that tend to have the highest serious crime rates. Now you can attribute that to many factors, poor wages, less employment, more rented property, less educated people...what ever, but to say there are X number of whites in the WHOLE UK population, therefore there should be Y number of white people on crime watch is utter bollocks.

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Re: Blah blah crimewatch

"...we would see Crimewatch heaving with white faces. Perhaps you've got cause and effect backwards?"

Maybe a quick look up may of helped you out. Seems a pretty mixed bunch in there.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/profiles/58Wdsb8FKdhTWWNBHGRLsLf/wanted-faces

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Tesco preps for Big Data Engine dump: Laters, Clubcard dev

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All I want from a supermarket is.....

...not to get leapt at by the myriad of people wanting my money out of me.

I get out of the car and a friendly east European guy asks if I want my car washed, then at the store entrance the AA ask me if I'm covered, then at the top of the stairs (it's a first floor one) are 2 charity collectors, then I finally get inside and there is usually one or two members of staff trying to flog this weeks money maker by telling me they can save me money (amazing mind readers). Then the on the way out, I'm greeted by the chuggers and AA again.

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Don't start me on Sainsburys, their self serve wind me up (petty I know)

1. Why, when I put in my debit card, do I have to press the button that says use debit card, because it's detected I have a debit card in the reader and therefore I need to press the debit card button, only then have to remove it, because I've inserted it to early...FFS if you detect a debit card, then fucking use it. Tesco's and several others have no issue with this.

2. "Have you swiped you nectar card?", well clearly I haven't you heap of shit, otherwise you wouldn't be prompting me for it would you? Try "Swipe now if you have a Nectar card" or "Don't forget to swipe your Nectar card"...

And relax....

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What's with the pictures...

..c'mon nearly everyone is sick of them.

This time a huge picture of a £20 note. If you want pictures here's a hint, use ones that are relevant, not just "oh yeah that'll do.

You could of used this as a starting point (it took seconds to find it)

http://www.tescoplc.com/index.asp?pageid=69

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Users shun UK.gov flagship digital service

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Re: Please write out 100 times.

Yes but it was the first image they could find on Google.

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Get your special 'sound-optimising' storage here, hipsters

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Re: Too late - it already exists!

Actually a decent amp does not power up instantly, not even "audiophile",just decent

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Where do I get one?

I need it to complement my Quantum Physics CD player. It reads the 0's and 1's but also can read the data in between these and creates a pure analogue signal output, without the need for DAC's.

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Tesco tosses loss-making Blinkbox into TalkTalk's basket

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Re: And there goes the market for VoD to Amazon...

No need, just look at "worst broadband provider of the year". right there with Orange/EE, & BT.

To be fair BT have been rock solid for me, but Orange were shit, no worse then shit, there were arrogant and shit. Still remember some tosspot 1st liner telling me how hard VoIP is to implement, even when I told him it was my full time job, the little knob still thought he knew better then me.

Still the small claims court soon sorted them out.

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Dread Pirate Roberts suspect's defence holed below the waterline

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Isn't that what is contained in paragraph 4 onwards?

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Thunderstrike shocks OS X with firmware bootkit

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Re: Fluff?

How hard would it be to insert this deceive in say a monitor and run it's code on 1st boot? After it's not like a monitor is unplugged all the time and only connected after boot?

The user will see odd things then boot as normal...99.9999% of people a) won't see it because they are doing something, say making a cup of coffee, or b) will just go, ooh that was a bit weird, must of been an update or something...then carry on as normal, as everything is now working correctly.

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Windows XP beats 8.1 in December market share stats

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I just goes to show...

...that these stats are just a waste of time really.

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BAN email footers – they WASTE my INK, wails Ctrl+P MP

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Re: can we ban printers instead?

Ha...I too had an FX-80 but finally replaced with a BJ-10...Happy days

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Suits vs ponytailed hipsters: What's next for enterprise IT

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Hey, I've got a ponytail (when I'm at work).....

I'm intrigued, does it turn into a mullet at night?

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Maybe they design websites,....

..that have fucking massive duplicate pictures that are there for no other reason than just to be there and fill up the page, no matter how pointless and irrelevant the picture is.

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No one trusts Oracle, shrieks CCL as cloudy ball misses its goals

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Re: These Oracles are all walking dead, ...

And it will be the year of the Linux desktop (again). People have been saying the same about Microsoft for at least a decade now.

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Re: Typical, Socialist, Anti-competition Propaganda.

this is not to do with the costs, it's how the likes of Oracle and MS tend to fuck around with them so much, they themselves half the time have no idea how you should license it; Per server, no, per seat, sorry , no per processor, oops, sorry per core, hold on, if you use these processors then it's not the same as if you use these processors, ah hold is it per seat with these processors but only if you don't use this bit of software then it's per core, unless it this server, then it's per processor....hold on you're using as on a VM then in that case, it's....

We've had conversations with MS where we get 3 different answers from 3 different people in their licensing teams.

The idea is you a) buy to many and you get fucked over or b) you by to few and you get fucked over.

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Ford recalls SUVs … to fix the UI

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Nope they just choose the biggest, ugliest motor they can find...A bonus is having it have a 600 BHP engine capable of a top speed of 100mph and doing 3mpg

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Re: I don't roll back on hills

"But then that's how I feel about 90% of recent "innovations" Like VWs that light the foglight when you turn the wheel. UTTERLY POINTLESS."

My Hyundai has cornering lights, but much neater solution than these bodge job designs. It has a sideways pointing light built into the main head lamp and it nicely lights up the kerb when cornering. Especially useful when reversing in a tight space.

Actually when think about my little i10, I can't think of anything that is badly thought out (except the sound system which sounds dreadful, another £20 on speakers most likely would of sorted this)

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would this be the one with indicators inside the brake lights, so when braking, you can't see the indicator (granted indicating is now only used after you've stopped or cut someone up).

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It's 2015 and ATMs don't know when a daughterboard is breaking them

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Re: 2014 - our most cashless year ever ?

Until you have TWO, yes TWO cards cloned at the same chain of petrol station 3 miles apart

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Re: First rule

Good idea....now a) can you tell me what branches are open at 8pm on a Sunday and b) can you give me the cash for the petrol and parking to get to my nearest branch in the next town, 5 miles away?

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You like that E Ink book, huh? How about an E Ink HOUSE

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Re: Wait until Marketing gets hold of this

Drive along the M5 / M6 around West Brom & Walsall and see what delights the huge LED billboard signs are like.

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Re: vanity rulez

You mean like solar panels for walls? Try searching for them, been around for some time.

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I must be getting old...

..the first thing from CES that even remotely got me interested.

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The Wi-Fi Alliance wants to get you off Wi-Fi

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Re: how-fi

Yes there is overlap, but they want THEIR standard to be used, not someone else's.

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Toyota to Tesla: we can play the free patent game as well

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Re: Could be useful

On the upside, unlike leccy cars, you can pull in and refuel in minutes, not hours.

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Ex-Microsoft Bug Bounty dev forced to decrypt laptop for Paris airport official

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I take it you know you can be forced to decrypt any device in the UK?

DPA and all EU laws have exemptions for law enforcement and security.

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The weirdly-synched life of the Google Nest household

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I've saved....

...thousands on my heating bills. My "body" is an amazing connected device, it tells the "brain" it's a bit cold and the "brain" tells me to put a warmer layer of clothing on. When the "body" is warm enough because the heating is up to temperature, the "brain" sends a signal saying it's ok to remove the extra layer.

Fuckign Technology is amazing.

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Re: Sigh....

Mines noisy, but that's because it has a tumble drier and box full of tools on top of it...

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Sigh....

... Its Nest integration can “let your washer and dryer know when you’re home and they will automatically switch to quiet mode”

No if I've set it to spin at 14000 rpm, I want it to spin at 14000 rpm, not 600 because I've come home and need it to run quietly..I want my clothes to be dry, not dripping wet.

Or is this aimed at London £2m shoebox bedsits where the washing machine is in the lounge next to the cooker and bed?

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FREE EBOOKS: Apple falls into line with EU refund laws

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Stop

To clarify the law....

You have 14 days to cancel PROVIDED you have not downloaded any part of it. Once you start to download, it no longer applies....

HOWEVER:

Electronic content such as MP3 and video purchases are now classified as “digital content” and as such online retailers must now provide details of any technical functionality and any restrictions on the content.

If they fail to provide restrictions, such as DRM, then you can demand a refund should it not work.

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UKIP website TAKES A KIP, but for why?

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Joke

I bet it was...

...those Chinky* hackers

*please read up before commenting on my racist comment.

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Re: They arent a serious party..

Ahem..

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/kerry-smith-resigns-as-ukip-candidate-following-homophobic-and-racist-remarks-9924572.html

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/2014/12/nigel-farage-defends-ukip-candidates-racist-remark

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SpaceX ROCKET HOVER-SHIP space station mission now on Friday

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I haven't been following this closely,

but I'm really confused...are there two? Or is a bad copy / paste job?

An attempt to launch and recover a SpaceX Falcon ... been delayed until January 9

but then...

SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft lifted off from the Launch Complex 40 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station...

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Marriott: The TRUTH about personal Wi-Fi hotel jam bid

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WTF?

So...

...have they invented a magic form of Wifi that doesn't go through plasterboard walls?

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HTTPS bent into the next super-cookies by researcher

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Re: So...

Or use IE

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Cheap Android phones? Bah! How about a $29 mobe from Microsoft?

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Re: No 3G? Useless in some parts of the world...

Is it aimed at Austrialia? No.

Main area is emerging markets, such as Africa.

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Huawei? Apple and Samsung's worst nightmare, pal

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Re: Consequences

Nothing new, did it with Japan long before that. They took the technology,ripped it off, then improved it and then pretty much killed a huge segment of the US / Euro markets...Cars, motorbikes, electronics. Eventually these companies fought back to regain some of the ground loss, only to repeat it again. No doubt when China kicks ass, we will recover, the repeat it all over again with Africa / South America this time.

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By the power of Xbox, WE HAVE THE POWER! - Leakers publish One's SDK

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Re: All you need to know is just one click away

Oh grow up. If you're buying the games for pretty graphics, then you have no clue about gaming.

Disclaimer, I own neither.

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Re: Homebrew with strings

There's a great difference between "not designed to be open systems" and aggressively hindering any attempt at re-purposing or upgrading it or even repairing it yourself."

There is NOTHING stopping you. Once it is in your hands you can do WTF you want to do with it.

HOWEVER should you attempt to access ANY MS services, they have every right to say, nope not touching our systems.

So if you want to hack (as many, many people have for other reasons), feel free, just don't have it connect to MS.

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Universal Pictures told off for scaring kids with nasty vid

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Re: YouTube.COM is a ...

Hows Decree 72 working out for you?

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Music fans FUME over PJ Harvey ticket CHAOS as Somerset House site buckles

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Re: I can answer one of your questions

I agree, You'd pay a tenner for the tickets, £20 for the booking free, £10 for postage and £5 for admin.

Then they would sell out in 5 seconds flat and then be resold on Tickemaster resale site, again getting another £50 in fees.

Live nation are no better,

Conversely THSH (Town hall - Symphony Hall, Birmingham) usually charge £2 or free if you are a member (which only costs £15)

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Hey look! Microsoft's workforce isn't all white men

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Glass houses?

"The reports have drawn criticism from various corners, including no less than the US Congress..."

US Congress 2014

Women hold 100, or 18.7% of seats in the US Congress...20, or 29% of seats in the Senate and 80, or 18.4% in the house of representative....

Of the 100 women in congress, 31% are of colour......

Source:

Center for American Women and Politics

http://www.cawp.rutgers.edu/fast_facts/levels_of_office/Congress-CurrentFacts.php

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Saudi Arabia hires 'ethical hackers' to silence smut slingers

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So they call them ethical even though they will be hacking/cracking a companies servers that are not in their country?

Sorry are we on about Saudi or the USA?

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Nvidia flops out TERAFLOP X1 for self-aware cars

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Re: I hope it is heat tolerant

Does the ECU, SatNav, Radio etc in your car crap out now? Thought not.

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‘Get off of my Cloud’ Verizon tells users ahead of 48-hour maintenance outage

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WTF?

Seriously?

I thought the whole idea of hosted, sorry, Cloud computing, is how amazing and reliable it is. Just glad we're not with these monkeys for any sort of business.

We're upgrading our phone system as it only managing 99.99% uptime, glad it's not a hosted joke like this.

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1,000mph ROCKET CAR project dogged by beancounters

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Re: Common Sense Prevails

Nor can you drive a Euro fighter on the roads either, so your point is?

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