* Posts by Lost all faith...

3698 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

Public masturbation not a crime declares Italy’s top court

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Re: Puritan values are not Fine or dandy...

I hardly being prosecuted for tossing off in public a puritan value.

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Officials, lack of kit to blame for 'critical delays' in sex abuse inquiry

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Black Helicopters

It's almost as if...

...key government figures don't want this to happen,.

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Microsoft takes shot at Amazon as it wraps up UK cloud data centres

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Re: MOD

So by opening the UK DC, MoD is a now a new customer. The issue is?

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Sick of Southern Rail? There's a crowdfunding site for that

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Re: Political Slant

And any PLC has a legal duty to the shareholders to return as much profit as possible to the shareholders. The CEO could be jailed in extreme circumstances for not doing so.

Citation please.

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Re: Privatise the railways ?

Renationalisation, so that service takes precedence over profit, is the answer.

Says someone with rose tinted glasses.

Trains were shit,smelly and extremely unreliable.

The issue isn't who runs them, but how they are run.

Tories will run them on a bare minimum

Labour will over-staff them and be at the whim of the Unions.

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Re: Drivers

"Doesn't this somewhat undermine the Southern plan to remove conductors from trains?"

No this underpins it. He had to give up because he isn't allowed to run the train without one.

It's not an common thing to actually run trans in the rest of the country without one and the argument of the conductor having a better view is a little lame, the driver gets off backside, presses button to close. Doors ether close or don't, driver gets back in and pulls off.

It's not like the old days when you had to physically check the doors are shut.

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Linus Torvalds won't apply 'sh*t-for-brains stupid patch'

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@hans

". I know, sounds "normal" to you, maybe because you use Windows and are fine with using other computers to download ethernet/wifi drivers "

Don't think I've done that since early XP.

Updated ones, yes, but working ones? Nope.

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Meet Deliveroo's ‘bold and impactful’ new logo. No, really

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Never heard of them

Just checked the "blog" for Birmingham. Ideas for Christmas and Valentines in there. So they may want to update their site before their logo. To me, that smacks of a business that's shut down.

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Google plots cop detection for auto autos

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Re: Patent Algorithims

" This signal could take the form of a flashing blue arrow, perhaps."

Well that's a few million quid for starters.

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Publishing military officers' names 'creates Islamic State hitlist'

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Bloody hell!

Next they'll be giving out the names of the people in charge of MI5 and GCHQ !

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Still got a floppy drive? Here's a solution for when 1.44MB isn't enough

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Re: 3.5Mb? Floppy?

Many later Business Compaq's switched to LS120's, but I think I was the only person that actually used them, as Many preferred ZIP drives.

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BBC vans are coming for you

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Re: Silly Question, but...

Maybe the The Reg could some journalism, instead of re-posting crap about sniffing wi-fi signals.

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Making us pay tax will DESTROY EUROPE, roars Apple's Tim Cook

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Re: if I had to guess

"The only thing that will be moved will be the shell corporations and a whole lot less money will come into the Irish and UK banking sector as it will probably move to some other offshore entity."

I think that you'll find that London is one of the biggest tax-haven loving, money laundering friendly, shell company loving places in the world.

http://truepublica.org.uk/united-kingdom/city-london-centre-global-crime-scene/

https://www.rt.com/uk/268072-tax-avoidance-city-london/

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/london-is-now-the-global-money-laundering-centre-for-the-drug-trade-says-crime-expert-10366262.html

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Labour's Jeremy Corbyn wants high speed broadband for all. Wow, original idea there

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Re: "democratise the internet"

"I am presuming that 'democratising the internet' does not extend so far as Mr Corbyn using Virgin Media .. given his recent experience with Virgin Trains."

Would that be where he ignores 50 high speed connected houses in the street and goes to try and use it in the shed, in the overgrown garden, using a wet bit of string?

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Height of stupidity: Heathrow airliner buzzed by drone at 7,000ft

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Re: Forget Robot Wars

"Time for Auntie Beeb to make this a game show - Drone Wars"

Airmageddon - CBBC

Although not quite Robot Wars level of violence.

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EE looks at its call charges, hikes a bunch, walks off giggling

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Re: What the hell is that stock photo supposed to represent?

Of course, most EE contracts are capped, but lets gloss over that.

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Notting Hill Carnival spycams: Met Police rolls out real-time live face-spotting tech

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Time for some face paint

https://ahprojects.com/projects/cv-dazzle/

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Linux turns 25, with corporate contributors now key to its future

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Re: World without Linux

I wish I could upvote and downvote at the same time.

While the last part is valid and true (although the use of present tense when describing Google and Facebook as startups is a little confusing), the first part is utter bollocks.

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Chocolate Factory exudes Nougat as Android 7 begins rollout

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Re: Ever increasing hardware demands

"This is also incorrect. "but you're only going to get it if you're running one of the newer models of the firm's Nexus devices.""

Factually correct. If you are running an older (by old, read still perfectly functioning and usable). Nexus you are not going to get the update.

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Re: Android as desktop OS?

Agreed, look at the grief MS get for dropping support after a decade!

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Microsoft, Lenovo cross-licensing love-in: Android mobes knocked up with... Office apps

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Re: Wait....what?

Depends if its the basic free office (which has been around on the web for years) or a more advanced version.

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Microsoft's maps lost Melbourne because it used bad Wikipedia data

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Isn't that the same for most companies?

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London cops hunt for drone pilots who tried dropping drugs into jail

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Re: Time for Trebuchets!

The OP was correct. Often rotting carcasses or infected animals were thrown in to spread disease.

Wiki has some answers, but been many other sources quoted for this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_biological_warfare#Middle_Ages

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Re: Operation Airborne

Operation Phoneupthearse. This is not America.

Not sure about you, but I was on about the issue of smuggling contraband in via an old donkey.

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Operation Airborne

I thought as a general rule, operational names were supposed not to be related to the subject.

I guess this runs in parallel to Operation Phoneuptheass

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Google to block web views from using its OAuth

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Re: More for Google

Are you implying they have been waiting for an excuse to gather more data?

Never....

I do think MS, Google, Apple and Facebook are in a competition to see how much personal data they can gather, before being pulled up on it, only to find a new way of getting even more info.

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Sex ban IT man loses appeal – but judge labels order 'unpoliceable'

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Re: Why did the medical staff snitch?

@ A/C

"> legal obligation to report information if they suspect a crime has been committed

There is no such thing.

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"Confidential medical care is recognised in law as being in the public interest. However, there can also be a public interest in disclosing information: to protect individuals or society from risks of serious harm, such as serious communicable diseases or serious crime; "

54. Such a situation might arise, for example, when a disclosure would be likely to assist in the prevention, detection or prosecution of serious crime, especially crimes against the person. When victims of violence refuse police assistance, disclosure may still be justified if others remain at risk, for example, from someone who is prepared to use weapons, or from domestic violence when children or others may be at risk.

56. You should participate in procedures set up to protect the public from violent and sex offenders. You should co-operate with requests for relevant information about patients who may pose a risk of serious harm to others

Source: GMC

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Re: Why did the medical staff snitch?

I agree, but I think the fact he thought he "may" of raped someone means the GP has a duty to report.

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Re: downvote here

Most sexual abuse is carried by someone known to the victim.

Therefore impose this to everyone that has contact with another person....just in case.

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Google killing app format used only by The 1%

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Re: 1%

yes, but they can't be arsed about those, no money in it.

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Oh....

..is that what the button in Iron is for.

Meh.

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Beauty site lets anyone read customers' personal information

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Awesome....

...I know that girls email address. Now I can find her physical address and wait for her.

No joke icon, as is the sort of nasty thing that could happen.

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Two-speed Android update risk: Mobes face months-long wait

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One problem..

...where in the graph is NEVER?

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UK IT consultant subject to insane sex ban order mounts legal challenge

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Re: Double negatives

"Just be glad they didn't ban him from taking a dump, eating or breathing."

That's next on the cards.

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Password strength meters promote piss-poor paswords

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Yes, but it's best to have a crap password for sites that don't employ any sort of security, such as posting on tech website forums.

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I'm in the wrong job!

Like many will say here, it's stating the bleeding obvious.

Password1! = Great

jodfnbjiobioebvjiowrbvhuirbkomefbjonerinbkowmbvjibefirkobjoernobneriobvjklfnbjonfon = Bad

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BT and Nokia slink off together, muttering about 5G tech

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I have 4G around 80mps on a BAD day and I live in Worcestershire

But then again, I can walk to the BT exchange and mobile towers in less than 2 minutes.

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Re: Nokia

Nokia have been doing carrier equipment for a very long time, along with Ericsson and Huwawei.

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Google hopes to sniff out OS X badware

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Re: Santa has an interesting anagram

See, Google once again copying Microsoft.

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Microsoft promises free terrible coffee every month you use Edge

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Re: Whoa, hold on there!

So you have to use Edge, on mobile, to qualify?

And give up all privacy while doing so?

You mean Chrome on Android doesn't do that?

Oh sorry forgot, they are all as bad as each other.

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English Uber alles in London taxis? No way, TfL – taxi app titan

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"And I wont mention the one Vauxhall Zafira a friend got in to that had on one side the Uber sign and right next to it the sign for a local cab company. Again, against Ubers rules."

Many of the Cab company cars are also Uber drivers. I often see both markings on the cars.

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Re: Shut the door on the way out

Ah the "knowledge".

Is that the bizarre thing where I can't get a cab to go from one side of a bridge to another, yet somehow I can get a taxi from Birmingham to Worcester, via to other two other towns on the way, with no problem at all?

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CERN staff conduct 'human sacrifice' at supercollider site

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Dear Daily Mail...

...I'm highly offended my the video I haven't watched and a demand everyone is sacked, just after being forced to make a pointless apology. I demand that it is removed from YouTube and it's the BBC's fault that the migrants are forcing us to have bi-weekly bin collections. You want to see what videos like this do to house prices!

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Cisco axes up to 5,500 workers in scramble to remain relevant

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Re: silver lining

@tbijlsma

So things like light bulbs that can only use the vendors own after a firmware update was forced on the users

Or the baby monitors that are hacked and spy on people?

Or how about the door locks that have such poor security you can open them without even touching them?

Ooo how about the cars speed and steering controls than can be remotely controlled?

"Your car is a big expensive IoT "thing" that needs connectivity and it needs it globally."

Your right, for the last 100+ years it's been completely impossible to travel to another country without the car being completely rebuilt. That trip to France was a nightmare, the engine was stripped down, the wheels had to be replaced and a whole new interior was fitted, just so it would work. And then I had to do all the same, just to come back. Nightmare!

Oh wait, no it worked absolutely fine.

And prat tell, what will be the resale value on the car when it no longer works because it's running Android version and google dropped all support for it in 2018. Your SatNav no longer works, the in car entertainment refuses to play and the remote start doesn't work with any phone made after 2017.

Welcome to pointless tat.

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Re: silver lining

You may have more knowledge than me but the quote...

"and further invest in key priority areas such as security, IoT, collaboration"

Kind of show they are not culling the IoT shite.

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Ford announces plans for mass production of self-driving cars by 2021

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Re: Exciting times

@Tony S.

That technology already is available today and has been around for a long time. It's called a Taxi.

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Happy Anniversary: What’s new, what’s missing in Microsoft’s giant mobile update

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I just wish that MS would come out and say.

We are NOT going to make hardware again, but several vendors are. We will be supporting the hardware and design development for at least the next 5 years.

Then we wouldn't have this crazy situation where no one know if there will be another phone out next year.

There are several nice and original Chinese phones out there, but there seems to be no decent advertising or commitment from MS.

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Ad-blocking ‘plateaus’, claims hopeful ad industry

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Re: I'm ok with this

This way we can all continue to enjoy free websites. (Except the windows user's who get pwned)

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/15/android_trojan_abuses_google_adsense/

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/17/android_marcher/

Just for balance.

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Drones, blockchain still hype

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Ooo I love Gartner reports.....

..it's a great way of finding our what pointless bit of shit our directors will want, without knowing what it exactly is and how we will use it.

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LinkedIn sues 100 information scrapers after technical safeguard fail

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Re: I dont have a Linkedin account

"Next thing I know, I've logged in, and every single one of my email contacts comes up with LinkedIn asking me if I wanted to ask them to connect with me."

We'll you've clearly saved you password and you've agreed in the past to let them have access to you contacts.

I know, as mine asks for my password every time and there is a big banner asking me to enter my email address and permission to use my contacts.

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