* Posts by Lost all faith...

3198 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

Windows 10 makes big gains at home, lags at work

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Re: MS has been GIVING W10 away

Linux has been given out for free for how long? I make it Win10's share on the desktop is a tad larger than Linux on the desktop.

Try again and yes I have a Linux web server and both Linux desktop and Win10 laptop, the difference between you and me? I'm not so blinkered I choose the wrong tools for the job.

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You're not alone...just not the vocal minority.

Even the Ex who doesn't grasp the difference between Windows and MS Office prefers it.

And yes she had Libre Office for 6 months and utterly hated it. Stuck a cheap copy of 2016 on and she's "happy" once again.

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Wanted man sends selfie to replace 'terrible' police mug shot

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Re: Popcorn time

1st thing I thought of, did he turn off GPS and location settings before taking the picture....Unless of course, the police haven't thought of checking it.

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EE, O2, Giffgaff, BT Mobile customers cut off as mobile networks fail

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Let me shed some light....

...as we pump out about several thousand calls an hour we spotted this becoming a major issue around 4pm.

Initially we suspected it was only EE, but not all, for example we could dial our personal ones around 9 in 10 times, but work ones would either come back with a standard busy (not fast busy) or have no response at all. As time went on the situation got worse and affected more and more.

Phoning EE, they stated there were no issues in our area, despite twitter being lit up with issues and their own status page saying issues.

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BT puts new head on 10-year-old network arm Openreach

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Re: One time state Monopoly?

Especially as Openreach was never state owned.

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Samsung turns to smart home, wearables chips as mobile declines

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Mushroom

Welcome to your shitty future....

...where your £800 oven stops working because they can't be arsed to patch it to the latest version of software and it's no longer compatible with your new fridge.

IoT - products made by design students / loners with fuck all concept of reality.

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Your jingle to take into the weekend: QuickTime security fixes to apply

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Re: QuickTime security fixes to apply?

Wow how original.....checks, yes 3rd party apps can compromise Linux as well. Now go back under the bridge.

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Windows 10 phones are not dead yet. Acer, Alcatel OneTouch just made some new ones

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Re: It's not the phones that are dead .....

Going by your logic, why would anyone have Linux at home?

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Outfit throws fit, hits FitBit's hit kit with writ (Apple also involved)

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Well done....

..you patented this from 2008

http://m.eet.com/media/1107867/orsense.jpg

http://www.embedded.com/print/4192292

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Library web filtering removes info access for vulnerable, says shushing collective

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One researcher, known to Smith, was investigating female genital mutilation (FGM) but found that the sites they were attempting to access had been blocked as they contained sexual content. Smith told us:

And when a kid see a picture of a clitoris being cut off and close up images of the vagina...in a PUBLIC place, others will be the shouting their mouths off.

Dammed if they do, dammed if they don't.

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Google's SHA-1 snuff plan is catching up with Microsoft, Mozilla

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Hint everyone:

Get yourselves a copy of Chrome / Firefox Portable and keep it safe. Bailed me out a few times.

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Apple introduces new regime, hands more control to investors

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Greater power to oust directors and influence strategy

What could go wrong?...Is Carl Icahn a share holder? God help them if he is...

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Microsoft mandates browser-extension defence to malvertising

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Well

that'll be downloads.com's revenue source buggered then.

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Re: Does this mean...

I see you've finished school for the holidays then. Still only a few more years to go and you can leave permanently.

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IT bloke: Crooks stole my bikes after cycling app blabbed my address

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Meh

Wow I'm stunned....

..sharing your routes exposes where you live.

Publishing you birthdays, pets names and mothers details on Social media means many people can hack in to your accounts.

Telling your 97,000 "friends" that you are going away for two weeks and could someone pop round from time to time to check on it, may lead to an increased chance of it being broken into.

A little less attention whoring and you may be a little safer.

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Free Wi-Fi for the NHS, promises health secretary Jeremy Hunt

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Re: Dammed if they do, dammed if they don't.

The term above also implies that they share your traffic with 3rd parties involved in the filtering.

Yes they most likely use someone like Bluecoat that does all the content filtering, and that's exactly what they do. All traffic is directed to them for filtering then passed on, just like most other content filters. Unless you expect some back room bod, to add several thousand sites a week to the list (trust me Squid + Dans Guardian would be no fun to run on a scale that large).

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WTF?

Dammed if they do, dammed if they don't.

So you rather pay for the extortionate rates for the TV / Phone / movie services?

Ever had someone in hospital long term that involves a 3 hour round trip, and getting there is on the off chance they MAY be conscious during visiting hours, when you could Skype them? Yes it's "nice" to visit. but arranging childcare, often overnight, then getting them to school is a really PITA (and that presumes it's not one of your kids in there)

Or sat by their bedside for 12 hours, for the few times a day they are awake, with sod all else to do?

So what if it's filtered? It's not there for downloading torrents, watching porn, downloading ISO's of the latest Linux kernal or checking out how to make a bomb.

And yes, as for 2 networks, really it's not hard. One locked for Doctors etc, and the other open (even then device separation is not exactly hard).

And finally, if you don't like the T&C's, then don't fucking use it.

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Facebook hammers another nail into Flash's coffin

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The sooner everyone adopts HTML5 the better

That way we can make it harder for you to block annoying ads.

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Juniper 'fesses up to TWO attacks from 'unauthorised code'

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Re: What I find telling

Errr the same way any "bug" can be in software for years, if no one is looking, no one will find it. Just look at Windows and Linux for cases of this happening.

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Re: Seriously!!!

As opposed to say Cisco, who have had no bloody great holes in them this year?

In fact "Commie" Chinese (must be a Fox News lover), seems to have less in, than the big boy "home grown" stuff from the USA.

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Firefox-on-Windows users, rejoice: Game of Thrones now in HTML5

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I think you'll find it was HBO. Sky then get it off them.

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An on-demand video subscription isn't just for Christmas... Oh. It is

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Re: OTT = Negative Connotations

Some of us are old enough to remember it was the "grown up" version of TISWAS.

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Brazil gets a WTF WhatsApp moment

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If BT, Virgin, EE, Vodaphone & O2 blocked access, that would be pretty much most of the UK shutdown for most non-techie people.

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USA doubles visa fees for migrant IT workers

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Of course this can backfire badly....

...when the companies realize it's to expensive to bring them in, so they move the work out.

Be careful what you wish for,

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Drunk? Need a slash? Avoid walls in Hackney

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Re: Hackney Carriage

Only for the driver.

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Happy

Re: Really, Slash?

Is that the same Slash that is usually seen sucking on a fag?

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'Phantom' menace threatens to down Xbox Live, PSN at Xmas

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FAIL

Oh dear....

...wadda matter,mummy not getting you your Spiderman pajamas this year. Feeling left out, because you're still in the small bedroom even though your younger sibling moved out?

There, there, have some nice cookies and warm milk.

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EE Power Bar recall: Telco will waive £5 fee for laggards

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"It also blows the idea of them being 'free' out of the water"

I would think the below is how 99.99% of people got them (not sure how else you did get them...as part of a contract?)

"If you’re an EE customer that has redeemed a Power Bar using a code (referred to in clause 1.3 above), a replacement charge will not apply."

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EE tops Ofcom’s naughty list, generates most fixed line broadband complaints

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You've clearly not spoken to the script reading team.

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FAIL

Still?

This is been going on for close on a decade now. I threatened to sue them in the 1st year of business as Orange broadband over failure to deliver on what was sold.

They should just give up. If the un-help desk were as utterly shit as back then, god help anyone still with them.

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Lettuce-nibbling veggies menace Mother Earth

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Eating lettuce is over three times worse in greenhouse gas emissions

I'm curious what farming method this was based on?

Organic?

Intensive land based?

In a hydroponic greenhouse?

Not that I truly care, bloody hate the stuff.

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Windows XP spotted on Royal Navy's spanking new aircraft carrier

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Sorry to ruin the party....

...but it could simply be a laptop + 2nd screen running diags on the system.

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3 continents, 8 countries and one cyber attack on a fake petrol company

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Organisers are praising the success of a multi-nation exercise

and meanwhile in the real world, it still goes on.

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I can turn Yahoo! around claims hedge fund manager

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How to improve Yahoo?

Stop making it the daily sport / OK! of the internet.

Quit with the massive flash ads

Quit with the obsession with z-list talentless celebs

Stop with pushing fad diets

Put email back to being email, and not some sort of spamvertisment mechanism

Search that actually works (and in email as well)

Reduce the number of pictures on the home page, it's like a 90's Geocities site (yes the irony isn't lost)

In other words, stop being the gutter press peddler of the internet and attempt to be a little more serious.

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Janet pulls open network info for good after DDoSers exploit it

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Re: Our new infrastructure is organised thus...

I prefer having piranhas in the moat. And if your a MP, you can claim for them. Bonus!

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Help! What does 'personal conduct unrelated to operations or financials' mean?

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Happy

I suppose...

...he could of done a Clarkson.

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Re: er ..... what poll ?

Or a promotion, if he can blame someone else.

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Cisco forgot to install two LEDs in routers

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Re: Not Just Cisco

penny pinching. Seen it on the odd other laptop as well.

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How to build a real lightsabre

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Happy

we are still miles away from a working lightsabe

ahem....

http://www.wickedlasers.com/

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Microsoft to OneDrive users: We're sorry, click the magic link to keep your free storage

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Re: Disingenuous little f*ckers

"view your profile info and contact list, access your email addresses"

You mean all the stuff it already has access to?

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No root for you! Google slams door on Symantec certs

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Re: so when are google going to block such nasties as certs from China, Russia, Turkmenistan

"blocking any from Commieland seems a good idea"

Macarthy would be proud of you.

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Node.js Foundation gets a small sprinkling of Yahoo!

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Awesome...

...so you to can have you horrendously slow, buggy, ad laden, incompatible piece of crap, just like Yahoo!

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WordPress hosting biz confesses to breach, urgently contacts 30,000 users

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Stop

Ahem..

"we are proactively taking security measure"

No, you are reactively taking security measures.

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Spotify mulls Swift change of policy – we can stream Taylor, but we'll charge

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Re: Real sample of revenue for you

"Ads on TV and radio pay really high rates but music streaming is a pittance."

Apples and Pears.

Ad's are using the music to sell a product to make money.

Streaming is for consumption.

In IT, the equivalent are business programmes costing far more than the home editions.

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Microsoft pitches lobotomized Cortana for iOS, Android handsets

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Re: Does her boobs really look like that?

The story of Cortana

http://news.microsoft.com/stories/people/cortana.html

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Motorola’s X Force awakens a seemingly ‘shatterproof’ future

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Happy

Re: OK, so how does the glass "work"?

As it said, the top layer is hardened and the next is flexible (they are not likely to tell you how it's made exactly).

We had some armored glass once in a factory I used to work in. The boss spent a fortune putting bars on the glass and as the 2nd from last one was being fitted the landlord started to laugh to himself and right in front of the boss, pick up a lump hammer out of the boss, smacked the glass and we watched it simply bounce off.

And that was almost 15 years ago.

Here's an example:

http://www.safety-glass.com/burglary/classification.php

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US Navy's newest ship sets sail with Captain James Kirk at the bridge

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Re: +1

They also missed that this American "Innovation" is late - French got there first.

And the Swedish (granted it's a corvette this time)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visby-class_corvette

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HPE's private London drinking club: Name that boozer

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How about

Hopelessness Pissup Expected

Yes pushing it a bit there...

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Boffins teach cars to listen for the sound of a wet road

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WTF?

What the what?

74 per cent of weather-related crashes in the US are down to a wet road surface,

As opposed to being a nice sunny day?

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