* Posts by Lost all faith...

3268 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

'Leave' or 'Stay' in the referendum? UK has to implement GDPR either way

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I thought the leader of the Tories wants to stay in. Just saying.

And how easily we forget Labour's National Database, sorry ID, scheming.

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Re: LEAVE EU would actually STAY in the EEA

That's what I was going to ask as Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein are not members of the EU but are members of the EEA. Of course it then also may become like Switzerland who is a member of neither, but still still has the benefits of it.

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CloudFlare to launch its own 'high security' web domain registrar

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WTF?

Re: They have a looooong way to go..

"Well, Apple vs FBI is but a small example "

Lost me...A US company refusing to break customer protections for a government agency is grounds NOT to trust them?

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El Reg blows chow down at Justretch.com

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Re: [citation needed]

Remember some of those names were from a decade ago, so a current whois is a little late.

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Microsoft patent filing confirms existence of 3D Jedi gesture phone

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FAIL

Re: Looks like

It's not the same logo, but also clearly someone can't read:

Filing Date: 08/18/2014

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Virgin posts increase in profits and sales amid 900 jobs chop

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Re: That's the idea silly? (!)

all well and good, until they cut so far back that the customer service fails, customers leave, income drops off a cliff and then what?

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UK to stop children looking at online porn. How?

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Wahoo! So early on and Goodwin's law is invoked.

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IP freely? Your VoIP phone can become a covert spy tool...

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which was available even through corporate firewalls.

which was available even through poorly configured corporate firewalls.

TFTFY

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Earthquake-sensing smartphone app fires off early alerts of disaster

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Re: Other uses?

1. Speed goes from zero to 70mph and back to zero very quickly.

Action. Inform emergency services, with GPS location, and a pre-record voice message giving your personal details, and/or rare blood type, allergies, etc.

So it will only work if I boot it then slam on the brakes?

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Ofcom must tackle 'monopolistic' provider BT, says shadow digital minister Chi Onwurah

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Is the issue Openreach

or the "others" e.g. Virgin media, no bothering to invest?

As far as I can see BT are the ones rolling out new fibre across the entire country, where as Virgin as doing errr, a lot of whining?

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Move over, Google. Here’s Wikipedia's search engine – full of on-demand smut

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Just one point in the article.

"It’s also caused disquiet because it was funded not from donations, but by a restricted grant from the Knight Foundation. "

Now other than references to KITT, having restricted grants in the charity sector is pretty common place. For example, I help run a youth club and it's not uncommon to get grants / donations for "Only to be used for a youth worker" or "must be used for an art project". A good many donors also put caveats on that the details of their donation are not to be disclosed to the public.

So to infer this is some dark and mysterious act, may be something as simple as "we want a better search engine".

Now some people find this odd and go, "well why can't we use it for XYZ" and get the hump, but as it's a condition of the donation, you morally, if not legally, have to comply.

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TTIP: A locked room, no internet access, two hours, 300 pages and lots of typos

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I'll some it up....

..make rich people richer, make poor people poorer.

Did it really need all that paperwork?

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Three scoops 'most reliable network' crown, EE takes every other title

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Re: RootMetrics gives EE a weighted aggregated score of 88.1

"So EE BT are tops due to owning the backhaul?"

Really, when did BT merge with EE again?

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FTDI boss hits out at 'Chinese criminal gang' pumping knock-off chips

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WTF?

Did you grasp any concept of the article?

The user is often unaware they are fake as they are sold as genuine.

The fakes break, so therefore the genuine company gets blamed for selling shit hardware.

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Don't touch that PDF or webpage until your Windows PC is patched

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Re: A fresh install of Mint 17.3 down to 12 mins with an SSD, fully updated.

And the about same for a fresh install of Win10 fully updated.

So your point is?

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London seeks trials of Google's robo-cars

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Re: @Lost all faith... - Have they decided on the ethical issue of life presevation?

But you're missing the point.

It HAS to be programmed.

Your brain has self preservation pre-programmed and I'm sorry I've seen a car have a high speed blowout and flip the central reservation and cause the other side to take instantaneous action.

What about black ice? Have automated cars somehow manged not to slide on ice?

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Have they decided on the ethical issue of life presevation?

You are "driving" a Auto-Car with wife and 2 kids inside.

Lorry careers out of control in front of you. Hitting it will result in death of all inside.

The only escape route is to swerve into a line of pedestrians and potentially kill several of them.

Human nature is self preservation, you will almost certainly swerve.

What is the cars choice? Kill the passengers, or kill the pedestrians?

Is there going to be threshold of importance? Does it matter if the car contains the UK Prime Minister and the US president on a jolly with the Queen and the line is a bunch of geriatrics? What if the car contains one 20 something male and the queue is a line of kids?

These things have to be programmed.

Discuss.

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Fake Flash update malware targets gullible Apple users

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A genuine version of Adobe Flash is downloaded in the background onto Macs alongside the malware

How do you tell the two apart?

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Alibaba security fail: Brute-force bonanza yields 21m logins

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We need more info as...

"Ducklin says the attack serves as a warning for web site owners to apply login rate limiters"

As they say, if they are processing millions of logins a day, if you use a bot net, each trying 5 or 6 different logins every now and again, it's never going to get flagged.

Heck I've done that on websites I've known I have an account on, but have no clue what user name or password I used, usually because of some stupid policy some idiot dreamed up on the back of a fag packet.

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Microsoft explanation for Visual Studio online outage leaves open questions

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99.9% SLA

Well, they've still got just under 3 hours left this year.....

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The Mad Men's monster is losing the botnet fight: Fewer humans are seeing web ads

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No sympathy.....

if they stuck to discrete and subtle advertising, then less people would have installed ad blockers....but oh no, let make them even more fucking annoying and more difficult to avoid, then they HAVE to buy our products.

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Fired Norse Corp CEO blames the media

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Re: Sales weasels.

I've lost count how many times that has happened to us.

By the time we've bought in the hardware / software / licensing to do the job, the profit magin is usually around 0 or in negative figures,

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Assange will 'accept arrest' on Friday if found guilty

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So let me get this right....

...you are alleged to have committed a crime in one democratic (and some would say quite liberal) country, but are only asked to appeal to answer questioning.

You then break the law in another democratic country

You then hide out in an embassy and complain that you may be sent back to the UN and only say you will come out if they side with you.

And people think that's ok.

Now if you are coming from a war torn country, where you may of lost most of your family in the most brutal of ways. You then commit a minor crime in the same country as above and the "people" want to ship you back.

What an interesting world we live in.

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They're alive! Galileo sats 9 and 10 sending valid signals

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"I'm angry because something I don't understand might not be ready in a made up timescale for me to not use"

FTFY

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Microsoft buys SwiftKey, Britain's 'stealthiest software startup'

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Intersting

As MS' predictive keyboard on Winphone is pretty dammed good. There most be more to this than meets the eye.

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BT blames 'faulty router' for mega outage. Did they try turning it off and on again?

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Re: Redundancy?

I belive BT are using Huawei for the 21CN kit. And they are not exactly the sort of router you'd have at home.

Something like this I would guess....but those with more knowledge of BT backbone may know better.

http://e.huawei.com/uk/products/enterprise-networking/routers/ne/ne5000e

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Firing a water rocket to 1km? Piece of cake

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Love the footer:

Sponsored: Are you risking security with the cloud?

(yes it does change)

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Danish Sith Lord fined in Galactic Republic rumpus

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Re: unspecified techniques

What? You implying shooting someone in the back ISN'T acceptable? Get out of here!

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Dutch cops train anti-drone eagle squadron

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Mushroom

It's been solved.....

....https://youtu.be/xqHrTtvFFIs

Fake or not...you decide

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Samsung trolls Google, adds adblockers to phones

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Re: "Surprising findings"

Something like this?

https://www.google.com/contributor/welcome/

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BT scoops £100m network provision deal from the BBC

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WTF?

Re: Couldn't of been worse

"Anyone with qualifications like that wouldn't of got any job anybody I know of was ever recruiting for"

Pardon?

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Can't upgrade, won't upgrade: Windows Mobile's user problem

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WTF?

Hmmm...

Really?

"I'm still expecting that big sellers like the 520 and 630/635 may be left on 8.1 Update 1 "

Does anyone do any research these days?

10 seconds of searching:

Supported phones for Windows 10 Mobile Insider Preview

HTC One (M8) for Windows

LG Lancet

Lumia 430

Lumia 435

Lumia 520

Lumia 521

Lumia 525

Lumia 526

Lumia 530

Lumia 532

Lumia 535

Lumia 540

Lumia 550

Lumia 620

Lumia 625

Lumia 630

Lumia 635

Lumia 636

Lumia 638

Lumia 640

Lumia 640 XL

Lumia 720

Lumia 730

Lumia 735

Lumia 810

Lumia 820

Lumia 822

Lumia 830

Lumia 920

Lumia 925

Lumia 928

Lumia 930

Lumia 950

Lumia 950 XL

Lumia 1020

Lumia 1320

Lumia 1520

Lumia Icon

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-gb/windows/preview-supported-phones

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Sensors, not CPUs, are the tech that swings the smartphone market

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Re: Swiss Army Phone.

"There is still a huge market for a good mobile phone that fits in a pocket and runs for a few days."

You mean like a £10 - £20 Moto / Nokia / Samsung / LG then?

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TalkTalk CuffCuffs 'ScamScam CrimCrims'

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"We are also reviewing our relationship with Wipro."

As we've found someone cheaper.

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'Critical' Israel power grid attack was just boring ransomware

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And in three,,,,two...one

"Reports emerged after energy minister Dr Yuval Steinitz said a "severe" attack had hit the authority"

And cue a knee jerk reaction resulting on an innocent bunch of people (the masses) being shit on from a great height.

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UK police have 43 separate IT systems and it's putting you at risk

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Re: Why should they be any different?

Not strictly true....

Many of our bods have the latest tech...running on ancient creaking back end kit whilst being policied so hard, that you may of well of given them a 486.

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FAIL

How to target cybercrime.

Delete the illegal retention of DNA.

Big one solved right there.

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Oracle to kill off Java browser plugins with JDK 9

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Will they depreciate....

..the default "Recommended" install of Yahoo?

FFS it's not like Oracle are short of a few bob and need to boost their freeware income.

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Re: Flash Next?

Adobe are getting there.....slowly

https://blogs.adobe.com/conversations/2015/11/flash-html5-and-open-web-standards.html

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Outage outrage: Banks need clear targets for improving IT systems

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Good luck with that....

...most IT directors I've encountered think the iPad is does all the processing and the rack after rack of servers just store the photos and files and if those are slow to get hold of while in outer Mongolia, pressing the make it faster button will sort all the issues out.

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Now you can easily see if a site's HTTP headers are insecure, beams dev

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Re: Oh heck

Can you do mine while you're at it....

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Police Scotland will have direct access to disabled parking badge database

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Re: Also Parent and Child bays

"Most disabled people I know are perfectly capable of crossing a road safely - albeit slowly.

Most toddlers are not - and they can do so at high speed.""

If you can't control you kids, put them on reigns. I know it's not cool & trendy ,but better than getting them killed. Both mine had them until they knew how to behave in car parks...I had no issues shouting stop at the top of my voice to terrify them into stopping, no matter who looked at me.

And I preferred the spaces away from the store, then they are less likely to be abused and are in quieter parts of the car park.

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BT dismisses MPs' calls to snap off Openreach as 'wrong-headed'

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Re: Publicly owned business

The state of Britain's railways is nothing to do with nationalisation per se, and everything to do with the long standing belief of Conservatives that anybody who has to use public transport outside Central London has failed in life

I'll think you'll find the railways were just as shit under labour, if not worse as they were on strike every other week.

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Sight for sore eyes: Dropbox lands on Win 10 with iris recognition

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Or you just choose not to use it.

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Capita hiring temps to cover for call centre redundancies – staff sources

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Re: I thought this was illegal?

From reading it, they haven't made anything, many have quite rightly jumped ship. Other poor sods are awaiting to be made redundant, in the hope of better payment I would presume.

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Commuters slam UK rail operator c2c. You slow, late, er... privacy violator

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Re: One thinks it is time...

or just remove the CC field.

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Google forked out a whopping $16m on govt lobbying last year

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Re: Is that all?

That's probably just for the US, add to that every other country in the world they are trying to bribe and it gets quite a lot.

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Drydex malware busting bursting British business bank balances

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The gang behind the malware, dubbed Evil Corp.....

Someone's been watching Mr Robot......

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No, that Linux Keyrings bug isn't in '66 per cent of Android devices'

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Wahoo...

"We believe that no Nexus devices are vulnerable to exploitation.........Also, many devices running Android 4.4 "

For once my Samsung is not vulnerable as it's never seen an update in it's life!

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For pity's sake, enterprises, upgrade your mobile OS - report

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Meh

Looks at Windows phone,

All unwanted Operator apps removed easily...check.

Latest update applied....check

Option to install preview builds direct from MS...check

Looks at Samsung Android....massively out of date...check

Stuck with operator bloat....check

Stuck with this OS unless root phone and hope 3rd party one works...check.

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