* Posts by Lost all faith...

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FBI has its fingers deep in NSA surveillance pie, declassified report shows

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Mushroom

Nothing to see here, please move along.

Yours

Richard M Nixon.

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Remember Corel? It's just entered .DLL hell

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100 Million?

That's one huge pile of Computer Shoppers still lurking around.

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This $10 phone charger will wirelessly keylog your boss

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Re: Yawn...

Search for DIY key logger, like I said, been around some time.

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Yawn...

put the word Microsoft & security in an article and watch certain peoples heads explode wit crazee spellings and lots of M$'s

FFS search for Wireless key loggers, this is NOTHING new and NOT unique to MS, but people are to stupid / narrow minded to think this is an MS problem.

BTW people, USB and PS/2 ones have been around, much, much longer, as well as ones built directly into mice and keyboards.

Still nothing like a bit a flame bait for the H8trs.

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Should spectrum hog TV give up its seat for broadband? You tell us – EU

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No.

Simply. No.

The whole world doesn't revolve around mobile phones and internet connectivity. Not everyone will want to pay for "free" TV.

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What do UK and Iran have in common? Both want to outlaw encrypted apps

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Good luck...

...my encrypted email is in Switzerland.

Sorry forgot my password, but no worry I'll get a password reset sent to me...Ooops what was that? Oh sill me, resetting my password just wiped the entire contents...silly me.

Still waiting for the FU icon.

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2015 will be the Year of Linux on the, no wait, of the dot-word domain EXPLOSION

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How about

Watch.Fox

Nah,

RacistPricks.Fox

would be better.

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I don't think you're ready for this Jelly: Google pulls support for Android WebView

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WTF

Maintaining support for a software product that is two versions behind would be fairly unusual.....

Yes but "normally" your OS isn't obsolete in less than a couple of years.

So many people bitched about XP support being ended after 13 years, but it's OK render a phone OS obsolete after a year or two.

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Cut a few BILLION off projected IT spend, m'kay? – Gartner mages

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In other words...

...our random guessing was way off the mark, so we've come up this excuse to stop making us look stupid.

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Google crashes supposedly secure Aviator browser

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Re: SO what to us on Android then?

Why worry, if using android, it's all going to Google anyway.

With smart phones, it's pretty much a choice of which US company you want to send all your information to.

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Re: Own goal by Google...

Yes, so use SRWare IRON in the meantime.

http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron_download.php

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DAMN YOU! Microsoft blasts Google over zero-day blabgasm

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WTF?

Re: Sorry, but Google were uttely wrong.

Doesn't Patch Tuesday roll around every week?

Either you are joking or just ignorant. I guess the latter.

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Re: 90 days are 90 days

Sure, once Google release servers and desktops used by most large businesses through out the world.

Then see how they squirm when the are forced to release a rushed patch that may potentially take down a few million customers.

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Sorry, but Google were uttely wrong.

I understand the point where vendors are not releasing patches and MS have form in this, as do many others, but this one is them being a bunch of pricks. Vendor has stated a release date for fix, asked not to disclose until release is scheduled and they still act like a bunch of spoilt brats going well we sya we're going to do it, so nah, nah na naa nah.

This has FUCK ALL to do with protecting the customers and working with vendors,it's simply a cheap, commercial shot aimed at there biggest rival.

On this one, I'm with MS 100% and Google 0%

Yes down vote Google lovers (no doubt many are busy typing away in defence now), but this is nothing but a stupid move that benefits no one other than their own over inflated ego's.

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No, the Linux leap second bug WON'T crash the web

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Re: Time delay

Can people please learn the difference:

GMT - Time zone, same as EST or CET

UTC - Time Standard. Yes it is the "same" as GMT, but they are NOT the same thing.

If we decide to change GMT for some reason, no matter how odd. It would NOT affect UTC

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Re: Few systems propperly account for this

plus UNIX epoch time has it's own issues to deal with. 2038 will be as bad a 2000 i.e not that bad after all.

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Re: Time delay

"Err, shurely everyone hits Midnight GMT at the same time?"

Nope GMT is a time zone, so being a pedant, most of the world never experiences GMT.

The time standard you are looking for UTC

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Boybanders ONE DIRECTION launch DoS attack on open-source bods

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Re: I read as far as "Boybanders"

Not really, it's just not the Monkeys this time.

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Microsoft patch batch pre-alerts now for paying customers ONLY

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Re: Bloody nonsense

They pay for the software, not the support.

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Although I don't agree with this...this made me smile...

Jon Rudolph, principal software engineer at Core Security, argued that rather than "just cutting through the clutter...."

“Core Security gives customers the ability to descramble vulnerability management noise”

We like clutter, it allows us to sell stuff....

I guess it would of been better for MS just to simply it.

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That sub-$100 Android slab you got on Black Friday? RIDDLED with holes, say infosec bods

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Re: On a separate rant

"The latest Lollipop build, version 5.0, fixes many of the problems found,"

Yes now I want it installed on my big brand Samsung....oh wait they are not going to upgrade this one....So I have to root it....so same as el cheapo one then?

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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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Meh

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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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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