* Posts by Lost all faith...

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UK.gov unleashes 3D virtual world to train GCHQ's kiddie division

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Stop with the cyber...

....otherwise I'll have to roll my NT4 box back to 23:59 December 31th 1999 and then you'll be sorry!

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Audi, Seat, Skoda admit they've been fiddling car pollution tests as well

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Re: Never mind the fines, think of the SAVINGS

" Give me any good reason why you need such software in testing?"

The same reason you may run a jet engine at 150% of it's required maximum power, the same reason you may want to run a CPU at 80% constantly , same reason you may want to run air conditioning at 5 degrees c.

Testing.

You then can set a benchmark to compare your real world results against,

This may of been set to test the engine, and NOT the emissions.

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Saudi Arabia: They liked Hacking Team so much they tried to buy the company

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Re: @Lost all faith "..........setting up a new company outside of Europe................"

Notice I said "some" morals quite deliberately.

All morals go out when to comes to the arms trade, where the general consensus seems to be if we don't sell to them, someone else will, so we may as well make the money.

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Needs fixing

"... Hacking Team chief exec David Vincenzetti expressed support for the idea of setting up a new company outside of Europe and away from the reach of tighter export controls....."

Let me translate that for you

"....Hacking Team chief exec David Vincenzetti expressed support for the idea of setting up a new company outside of Europe and away from the reach of people with at least some morals"

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The pachyderm punch: El Reg takes just-over-a-ton Elephone P8000 to tusk

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I'm curious...

...on how these no-namers are a year down the road.

I bought a no-name tablet which was not bad at the time (about a gen behind the big names), but after a year, the battery was shot, would only charge via USB (and not the power supply) and then the screen went wonky.

It would be nice to see a "used" review somewhere, where devices a year old are reviewed.

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Spirit of the Ghost: Taking a Rolls-Royce Wraith around France

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I does have an over-ride of sorts. It keeps smashing the oiks car until its is no longer touching it.

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Improve the Range Rover?

God how bad was it before?

Bottom 10 cars for reliability

191. Citroen C5 Mk2 86.88%

192. Land Rover Range Rover Sport Mk1 86.00%

193. Peugeot 407 85.91%

194. Alfa Romeo MiTo 85.35%

195. Volvo V50 85.21%

196. BMW 3 Series Coupe/Convertible Mk5 84.78%

197. Ford Galaxy Mk3 83.56%

198. BMW 5 Series Mk5 83.48%

199. Land Rover Range Rover Mk3 79.57%

200. Land Rover Discovery Mk3 78.36%

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US watchdog POKES STICK at Google's Android over rival-blocking allegations

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Re: How dare you!

You see the Joke icon? He didn't, if he is indeed being sarcastic, but on here, you never know.

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Robot Romeo gets its 'antenna' snapped off in attempt to 'charm' testy American

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You know how this could have been resolved?

More Guns!

Well, it's the NRA's stock (ahem) answer to all gun problems in the the USA.

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Gold bugs, concrete bog roll holders and frolic-friendly furniture: What IS it with designers?

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Re: Have to admit...

Your probably right, something tells me they may of never heard of marine varnish.

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Have to admit...

...I like the wooden bath. Plus it should keep your water warmer longer.

The graph pad is clever, but much of the other stuff is just daft.

BTW fake foliage? leave it in the sun for a couple of years and watch it turn blue.

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Re: Floor loading

And the fact it looks like you can't sit at the table

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Get ready for a grim future where BEES have SHORTER TONGUES

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Or...

...it could be the fact peoples tastes in flowers has changed.

Or is that to simple?

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Facebook's security now sexier, with killer curves

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Re: @sabroni (was: ::yawns::)

No you didn't Jake, you said anyone that needed it already has it and has since 1980.

And your method is cumbersome and awkward for 99.999% of of NORMAL people. Protonmail has made it piss easy to use, hence they are ones supporting it.

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Joe, can you use your bloody shift key for a change?

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WTF?

"Hot Librarian" because errr...no idea.

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SIX MILLION fingerprints of US govt workers nicked in cyber-heist

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Re: Where are my glasses?

"the ability to misuse fingerprint data is limited,"

because we're using windows ME & NT4 and that doesn't support it.

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UK in Frenchy cyber love-in to ward off 'information bomb'

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Well they well and truly kicked our arses in 1066

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Sino the times, as Microsoft makes Baidu default search engine in China

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Re: big brother mentality on both sides

This is about MS not Google

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Ofcom triples licence fees for mobile operators to £200m

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FAIL

very first thing I thought.

thanks OFCOM.

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PETA monkey selfie lawsuit threatens wildlife photography, warns snapper at heart of row

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Re: Utter Stupidity. Utterly Pissing Me Off.

At the end of the day PETA is an organisation for rich celebs to join to feed their egos.

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He should take a photo...

...of a cat ripping the wings off a bird and ask which one should get the royalties.

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Holy litigation, Batman! Custom Batmobile cars nixed by copyright

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Re: What is it with the reg...

Are they? They both involve copyright protection and enforcement.

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What is it with the reg...

...one article is moaning how a photographer (and photography in general) is being bullied by the likes of Wikipedia and how they are eroding copyright, then another article appears to sympathise with a guy ripping of someone's design for profit?

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Re: It might because because its early so I apologise

So if you designed something, you'd be happy for people to rip it off and make money for it?

What happens if the jet ignites and give someone major burns, hows that for the publicity?

What about if there a suddenly 20 million knock offs on the road and it becomes boring and no longer "special?"

As I said it's one thing to make it for yourself, but another to sell it for profit.

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Agree, the issue was not the fact he was copying it, the issue was he was copying it and selling it.

I once wrote of to a mega-corp to see if I could make a copy of something and take it to shows. They willingly gave me a "free" licence, with plenty of terms on it, including non-resale or not for profit clauses.

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The BBC's Space: A short history of 21st Century indoor relief

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The issue with the Beeb..

...is it doesn't seem to be full of yes men.

no one with the balls (high enough up) to simply go...sorry, that's just crap.

I can imagine they sit in endless meetings, seeing what the latest buzz thing is, going Oooo we need some of that, oh and that, and that...

Hey but I like Ballet, can we add ballet to it...good idea,

I like jazz....Ooo ok Jazz Ballet, great idea, but we need the kids to like it,

OK Jazz Ballet with a rapper, streamed on Youtube with a live twitter feed,

But what apbout the older demographic? OK Jazz ballet with a rapper, streamed on Youtube with a live twitter feed, filmed in a statley home....

But won't that seem elitist?

Good point....OK how about....Jazz ballet with a rapper, streamed on Youtube with a live twitter feed, filmed in a statley home with a community choir, ooo full of black kids in hoodies?

What about a positive image for women?

Jazz ballet with a rapper, streamed on Youtube with a live twitter feed, filmed in a statley home with a community choir, ooo full of black kids in hoodies and women in the background doing manual labour?

Hold on, it the year of coding.

Well that easy.....

5 days later....

So we agree....

Jazz ballet with a rapper, streamed on Youtube with a live twitter feed, filmed in a stately home with a community choir, full of black kids in hoodies with plenty of women (not in any way dressed in a way men would find appealing) in the background doing manual labour, with an interactive app, so the audience can vote which Celeb joins in with the cake baking being simulcast in a remote African village full of refugees.

Agreed?

Agreed.

Next on the agenda, shutting down the extremely popular and highly regarded Cbeebies and CBBC channels due to funding cuts.

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UK.gov wants a cloud wizard at £1,000 a DAY. That's more than the prime minister's salary

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day 2, put it all back because you found all your staff can no longer work.

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I'll do it..

....just like many other directors in the Public sector, I'll take the cash, fuck everything up and blame the underresourced staff for not working 23 hr shifts.

Then take my golden parachute of 10x my salary.

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Revealed: Why Amazon, Netflix, Tinder, Airbnb and co plunged offline

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Re: @ Voland's right hand If only there was a way

You've never worked in telephony have you?

Yup the land of 5 9's or better. One day the rest of the computing world will catch up...

Just checking uptime on our last bit of legacy kit....yup 2000+ days. A lightning strike mean't we had to take it down for 15 mins to replace a power unit...no no, don't get me wrong it was still running, but the sparky didn't like working on live kit, otherwise it would be about 3000+

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Privacy, net neutrality, security, encryption ... Europe tells Obama, US Congress to back off

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Re: how many of the MEPs were from the UK

They'll be even less (read none) if some people get their way.

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Ex-BT boffin Cochrane blasts telco's 'wholly inadequate' broadband vision

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Ok compare us to Romania

Creaking infrastructure, large countryside but still has dense conurbations.

"According to a top made by Bloomberg in 2013, Romania is ranked 5th in the world and 2nd in Europe in terms of internet connection speed, being surpassed by Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan. Average peak speed 37.4 Mbit/s.[3] In Akamai's The State of the Internet Report covering the fourth quarter of 2012, Romania came 4th on average peak connection speed by EMEA country/region.[4]"

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Robber loses heist case after 'evil twin' defence, gets 60 years

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Re: Not completely mad

"Now I wonder which of us is evilest?"

The one that tried to get off with the receptionist of course (yes think about that one).

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Malvertisers slam Forbes, Realtor with world's worst exploit kits

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Re: responsibilities

I'd actually see ad serving more like the following (using a pub, this time).

You go into a pub and the beer and food is fine.

The pub lets a bloke come in every Friday to sell some some fruit and veg and takes a tiny percentage of the takings

After years of nothing happening, the bloke unknowingly sells some apples laced with Arsenic.

Is the pub owner liable for letting this bloke use his premises to sell his goods?

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Pope Francis' first act in America: Halt iPhone 6S, 6S Plus deliveries

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Re: Oh the Ronny

Lets add into that, preaching about helping the poor and needy when the church has hundreds of billions of pounds of assets stuffed away for a rainy day.

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Cyber crims up the ante with Google Play brainteaser malware

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Re: Weasel words

Why ancient: See the other Reg article about Android malware being used:

"The trio say the attack builds its network of customers by tricking them to install malware that gains root access on some 308 different handsets running virtually all versions of the Android operating system from Gingerbread (2.3.4) to the lastest stable Lollipop (5.1.1) build."

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/09/23/chinese_ad_firm_pwns_android_users_creates_hijackable_global_botnet/

I'm with you (as posted there), I'd love this malware code that can root, seemingly very easily.

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XCodeGhost iOS infection toll rises from 39 to a WHOPPING 4,000 apps

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Re: Google Play immune?

Play has had plenty of compromised Apps in the past, so don't feel left out if you own an Android device.

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Chinese ad firm pwns Android users, creates hijackable global botnet

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Is there a way...

...I can get of of this app that roots your device so easily. It's a PITA to do on most phones.

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Things you should know about the hard work of home working

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Many companies also forget their legal requirements

A dining table is not just unsuitable because of family life.

11 Regulation 1(2)(d) defines the employees who are covered as users

Regulations 2 to 7 apply to protect users, whether they are employed to work:

(a) at their own employer’s workstation;

(b) at a workstation at home; or

(c) at another employer’s workstation.

http://www.hseni.gov.uk/l26_work_with_display_screen_equipment.pdf

There are also rules around chairs (must be movable) and other furniture,

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Indianapolis man paints his ball every day – for FORTY YEARS

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Re: Darwin Awards Equivalant

"This would easilly be classed way up high, along with growing long finger nails, collecting snail saliva and

measuring the ovality of chicken eggs.."

Climbing a mounting only to come back down again; kicking a ball into a net, only to have it put back into the middle; turning cards over to go snap; making a cake that costs 10x the price of one from a shop; writing a program to run on a bit of hardware you built, that performs worse than an off the shelf one for half the price.

If he enjoys it and does no harm to others, why not?

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It's 2015 and a text file can hack your Apple Watch. IS THIS THE FUTURE YOU WANTED?

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WTF?

Wow...

"and a new "nightstand" mode to display a clock face while the Watch is charging at night."

A watch that shows the time.

I'm stunned at this "innovation"

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Eight things people forget when buying infrastructure

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" if you want redundancy have two machines in one location then use them to "hit off" against each other, "

This room has big boys in, you may want to think about being so clever.

we have 1000+ servers (excluding VM's) across multiple countries. You may not want to "hit off" (whatever the fuck that means) for that many servers , for the sake of an LO module.

Explain to a customer why you have to travel to godforsaken land land to press a power switch because the server has become completely unresponsive and it will be up again tomorrow once we've pressed the power button.

Guess you've never heard of 5 9's SLAs?

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Re: Interesting article

And the odd one that thinks SSH and WoL is a replacement for a Light On card

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Ouch! Microsoft sues recycling firm over 70K stolen Office licenses

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Charity?

https://www.tt-exchange.org/partner_catalogues/by_donor/ms_title_groups/Office%20Suite

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Re: But why?

Possibly this?

https://products.office.com/en-us/buy/product-key-card

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Subscribe to your free El Reg newsletter and save 95% on Wired (UK) mag

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Re: Dead Trees

Some people HATE reading stuff, especially long articles, on screen.

Yes I'm "guilty" of printing out PDFs.

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Crash Google Chrome with one tiny URL: We cram a probe in this bug

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SRWare IRON

I agree, has no effect on Iron.

Wonder what bit of crap is in the other Chromium based browsers that is not in Iron?

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It's alive! Farmer hides neglected, dust-clogged server between walls

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Re: "The farm decided to go with a more modern, off-the-shelf software solution."

It's actually not that hard to buy (or build) fan-less systems, then you can run a stripped back OS and your good to go.

After all, haven't seen many smart phones with 5" fans on the back.

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Microsoft to splurge $75m on computer training for kids

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Re: $75 M? Not so much a donation...

The phrase is Vocal Minority

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