* Posts by Lost all faith...

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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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For good presentations....

...pop along to TED talks. Sometimes they have slides, but only to highlight a point, or to show an image.

These are how presentations / talks SHOULD be done.

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Pop starlet Taylor Swift DUMPS Spotify: It’s not me, it’s you

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Re: Erm....

For those that down voted me for pointing out she's an AutoTune specialist...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoMF3TsNWFA

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Re: Seems Reasonable

You forget the flip side. Promotion.

How much does it cost to have a TV ad?

How much for the promotional posters?

How much for the music video?

None of these generate ANY revenue

Spotify, and radio for that matter, are less about generating revenue, but more about generating publicity.

The fact they get paid is a bonus.

Still by doing this, it's a "free" publicity and "we" are all falling for it.

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Re: Erm....

apparently she is one of those special AutoTune mime artists...

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Re: I've said before ...

Google will just go Meh and it will be the artist that give in 1st.

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Sorry.....

...but your "goods" are only worth what the market is willing to pay. this goes for EVERYTHING anyone sells. This is why marketing and hyping up a product is such a big industry, it's to make you think that £50 worth of materials in your phone is worth spend £500 on, why that handbag made in a sweat shop in Pakistan is worth paying £200 for.

You may feel your music is worth a million, but if the consumers (and that includes Spotify) think it's worth a fiver, it's worth a fiver.

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Apple patents AUTOGRAPHS. Checkmate, eBay

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WTF?

WTF?

That is all......

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New GCHQ spymaster: US tech giants are 'command and control networks for TERROR'

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I have no issues.....

on the following condition's:

The below all agree to have ALL emails, phone conversations and financial transactions publicly available for us to check they are not <insert scare of the week> .

GCHQ Staff

MP's

MP's Staff

MI5 Staff

MI6 Staff

SIS Staff.

Thank you.

Still waiting for the FU Icon...

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Microsoft: How to run Internet Explorer 11 on ANDROID, iOS, OS X

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Re: "you can expect RemoteIE to hang or crash randomly."

To be fair, by far Firefox is the one for me most likely to hang and crash. IE and Iron are pretty much the most stable.

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Google Calendar jumps into Inbox/Gmail era

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Cool...

...so now I will get 200 calendar entries for promo events that I have no intention of going to.

A get about 20 invites a week for events of which 1 or 2 I *may* think of going to.

I'll stick to Up Next thanks.

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France KICKS UK into THIRD PLACE for public Wi-Fi hotspots

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Re: Who cares?

With 4G there isn't really much call to use wifi in public (bars, train stations etc) in the UK....

Please feel free to leave the city and large towns......you may be surprised your super duper 4G plan is fucking useless....3G, whats that?.

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Virgin 'spaceship' pilot 'UNLOCKED tailbooms' going through SOUND BARRIER

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Re: Why...

Read it carefully, they say the system was effectively armed but appears not to have been activated.

So in old fashioned terms, they seem to have released the safety catch but not pulled the trigger, but somehow, the bullets went flying out.

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Curious to know if the UK's Tory-led government is a MEGA SPY? Answer: Yes

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For a bit of balance.

"It was revealed this week that Britain's surveillance of our online and telephone activity rocketed since the the Tories and Lib Dems formed a Coalition government in 2010"

Just remind us who was in power when it became law? Oh yeah Mr Tony "USA's Bitch" Blair.

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UN: Fossil fuels should be TERMINATED 86 years from now

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Re: Hydrogen? Milk Bottles

Responding on some comments here:

"Why are drinks and food containers not reusable rather than total rubbish or recyclable? It seems arbitrary as to which wrappers are recyclable and which are not."

PTE,HDPE, Steel and Aluminium, from which most the vast majority of containers are made are fully recyclable.

"Cut down on Dairy consumption and massively on Beef. Cattle Methane production is about 23% of emissions. Many societies don't have dairy at all and a small fraction of Population eats that Beef."

Again this is actively being looked at, diet is a major factor, but also selective breeding also could play a big part. Feel free to have a look here:

http://www.ruminomics.eu/

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Windows 8 or nowt: Consumer Win 7 fans are OUT OF LUCK

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Re: When I get phone calls...

You click on the bloody great power Icon on the Metro screen, or right click on the "Start" button and choose shutdown.

Really it's not that hard. It's just people don't like change.

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Would you recognise the Vans shoes logo? Neither would Euro trademark bods

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yes that involves research.

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I prefer the ones with the interior wood panelling, tool racks and flat floor.

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BBC clamps down on ILLICIT iPlayer watchers

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So to summarize.

Obsolete feed stopped.

Devices that used this for things other than it was intended for have stop working as well.

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More Home Office and MoJ jobs could move abroad, union warns

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Another way to save money...

...move from Whitehall ooop North. Probably cheaper than paying a 3rd party to outsource to a 4th party.

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Samsung launches 'perfect pair' of skinny mid-range phones

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Re: What about the things that matter?

Your Nokia lasts a only a week? You need to need to get yourself a 6310i matey.

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BT: Consumers and cost cutting save the day

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Re: Poor Customer Service - Lousy Performance

I take you are aware that the source also has speed limit? If everyone want to watch iPlayer at the same time, they also will have trouble sending the data?

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Re: 88,000 more victims...

Well I've had infinity for 2 years now, been rock solid. Never had an issue and they have been great, although they seemed shocked when I said I had no interest in football or rugby (I guess the fact I'm male MUST mean I like one of the the two). I still get crap telling me what I missing out on (nothing).

Orange were shit.

O2 were ok but sold out to the spawn of Satan.

So I looked around for high speed connectivity and there was errrrr BT. No one else can be bothered to invest in our area, so I happily gave them my money.

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So long, thanks for all the ...er, FISH BRIGHTER than boffins thought

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Re: I had zebra fish ...

You can train most fish, even Goldfish.

just before feeding, tap the same place each time and put the food there, after a while they will swim towards the tapping every time.

They are not that stupid.

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Facebook OCP crowd to ogle MICROSOFT'S server-room SECRETS

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Re: I'll save you some time...

"What? I can find 10 dudes right now that can fully spec off a server in under 20 seconds."

Ok so off you go then. If your team is bloody amazing, I'm sure they would love your input. So spec out thermals for each chip, every single chip required, board reference design, the interconnects, the materials, the airflow, the microcode,. Clearly you can do a better job than Google's and MS's engineers.

I'm serious, if you can design a bare metal system and I MEAN BARE metal in 10 minutes, then go ahead.

Oh you mean cobble together a motherboard, processor, power suply and a few other bits and bobs? Whoopee-do.

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Re: 20 milliseconds?

Chances are the article missed a step out.

Server > UPS Battery > generator.

20ms seems plenty for the load to trip and switch over to battery at which point the generators would have kicked in.

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EE launches 150Mbps '4G+' in the heart of London

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Re: FUCKIN LONDON AGAIN!

Actually to be fair. See how many services are tested in Wales first, you may be surprised.

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Brazil greenlights $200m internet cable to Europe in bid to outfox NSA

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Catch 22

"the solution lies not running cables along new routes but in making it more attractive for ISPs to base themselves in the country."

And why would ISP's base themselves in locations with out the interconnects? You need the infrastructure in place 1st.

Just saying.

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Re: Encryption is a good option

Yes we get the message, Microsoft are the root of all evil, open source is the magic bullet. Give it a rest Eadon mk2.

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Multi Jet Fusion: THAT's HP's promised 3D printer, not crazy 'leccy invention

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Re: Can't wait....

Yes, the printer will cost £50 and each cartridge £5000. And they will make sure ONLY HP will work on it by deliberately knobling it with a patented chip.

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UK smart meters arrive in 2020. Hackers have ALREADY found a flaw

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Re: Soon you will be able to connect your own PC to your smart meter

"day by sodding day."

What's laying a lump of turf got to do with it?

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Ooo I hope the flaw can be scripted....

Drive along road. set all usernames and password to randmon gibberish and then reset device to reading 0. Repeat for as many roads as possible.

Oh the fun.

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Carders offer malware with the human touch to defeat fraud detection

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Re: My golden rule since my card was cloned at a Texaco petrol station

Personally I think "the wife" is preferable to "my wife" as I consider "my" to be possessive, as in, she is mine and belongs to me.

For example I would say "my car, my phone,my lunch", not "the car, the phone, the lunch".

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My golden rule since my card was cloned at a Texaco petrol station

Since my card was cloned and the wife's at another Texaco station on the same road a few miles apart (happy to name them as we have absolute proof it was done there). Where ever possible cash is king.

Much harder to clone a £10 note and attempt to clear your bank out with it.

Luckily I was with RBS who detected it in minutes and blocked it even before phoning me up, Barclay's, who the wife is with, were putting it politely, a bunch of arrogant tossers, who did everything in their power to blame the wife, were shit.

Unfortunately, it's harder to send £30 to Amazon in cash.

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UK consumers particularly prone to piss-poor patching

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Re: Why don't people patch Java?

I have to agree, in order to runJava on one particular instance now I have to run the piece o'crap with elevated privileges (forget Chrome and FF).

It then tells me that I shouldn't run it and I should upgrade to the latest version, which I ignore.

Then it tells me I won't be able to connect to this site in future versions.

So you tell me to update, but then tell me a future update will stop me connecting, FFS.

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This time it's SO REAL: Overcoming the open-source orgasm myth with TODO

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Another issue...

I think one big problem with open source especially, although it applies to closed source as well, is it can have great coders working on it, but they often live in their own little world, presuming that in order to get XYZ to work, you should know that you need ABC and 123 up and running 1st, it's obvious isn't it? Well no actually its not.

There is some fantastic open source stuff out there, but how it is presented to Joe Public is often utter crap. As an example I've been redirected to GitHub from the "vendors" site and just been presented with a long list of random named files and folders, it took on close to 10 minutes and a lot of digging to find the actual one I needed, not good if you want this to take off.

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The NO-NAME vuln: wget mess patched without a fancy brand

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Re: All these linux-y vulns coming out of the woodwork

Not sure if you're being down voted because you dare criticize *nix or because you are mocking the year of the Linux desktop (again).

Sill made me smile.

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Mozilla releases geolocating WiFi sniffer for Android

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WTF?

Quote from Mozilla's site

"At Mozilla, we have a long history of taking privacy seriously. It’s front and center in every piece of software we make."

To opt out add “_nomap” to the end of an SSID's name...

So opt out rather than opt in.

So remind me how these two tally up?

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Bad dog: Redmond's new IE tool KILLS POODLE with one shot

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I use IE, and Iron and Firefox (used to use Opera, but due to their inability to grasp corporate proxies gave up).

I've yet to find a single one that will work properly on all websites and internal kit that requires web access (and no nothing to do with ie6 compatibility).

These days, as much as I hate to say, I'm finding ie10 about the most compatible.

So feel free to pretend you have found the ultimate browser, because I've yet to.

The great thing about standards is there are so many of them.

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KRAKKOOOM! Space Station supply mission in PODULE PRANG EXPLOSION CHAOS

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Re: Won't anyone think of the scientists?!

Can't they get insurance cover for this sort of thing?

Yes and no, it's so expensive it's just not worth it.

Bit like Curry's pc insurance. The one that costs you £100 a year to insure a £200 pc for years 2 & 3 i.e. when it's worth £50

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Re: Won't anyone think of the scientists?!

"Given the likelihood of rocket failure, you'd be pretty dumb not to build at least one backup of your equipment, surely?"

Sure they'll just dig out the couple of million quid from the back of the sofa.

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WHITE HOUSE network DOWN: Nation-sponsored attack likely

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Re: Their mitigation sounds awfully like they simply pulled the plug

it's sometime the best defence. I remember Blaster / Nachi outbreaks way back, it was causing so much trouble we simply shut down the core routers and then brought back on department by department as we cleaned the mess up.

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Re: why would any

Because it's not classified stuff like every other "secure" site has.

You know the PA booking a flight. the press department accessing twitter, Facebook and news sites; the maintenance people ordering new brooms, the cooks ordering food. You know the sort of things you need to run a large office block

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Rise of the machines: Silicon Valley hardware store to deploy ROBOTS for customer service

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Re: Boycott this hardware store and others like it!

Let me qualify that for you.

Take your ideal world and something basic, say like a potato.

Well first forget any automated seed planters, they are taking up the jobs of 10 farm labourers. Then crop sprayers need to be banned, as that could be done by hand, then scrap the tractors, as 20 or 30 farm hands could do that job. Now walk it to the processing plant. Remove the conveyor belts, washing machines and sorters, another good 20 to 30 jobs there. Now that bagging machine, a good 20 or 30 there.

Now they all need to be carried to the shops by hand, good job for a good 1/2 dozen burly blokes.

There, now you can employ your extra couple of staff to sell a 1kg bag of spuds for about £20.

Now lets get to cars. How's that £100K family hatchback going?

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Re: Boycott this hardware store and others like it!

Today's word is Luddite.

Still, sure you are happy to have the price of goods double or triple or even go up 10 fold for your utopian world.

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Re: Just won't be the same :(

Yes, but I wonder how it will cope with the "long weight" or a "bag of holes."

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"The main challenge will be exceeding the raw speed at which humans can converse, including body language, empathy, real world experience.... "

Some stores I visit, a ZX81 could out perform the staff.

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