* Posts by Lost all faith...

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Israeli firm gets legal on Indian techie over ISP ad injection spat

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Flash Networks and Bharti Airtel?

So just to clarify, it's Flash Networks and Bharti Airtel that are alleged to be involved in this this Ad injection, and Flash Networks lawyers, but not Bharti Airtel laywers, have issued a cease and desist order, to prevent Flash Networks and Bharti Airtel being named. Additionally the laywers for Flash Networks, but not for Bharti Airtel issued a take down noticed for Github, where a screen shot for the the alleged Ad injection by Flash Networks and Bharti Airtel could be found.

Flash Networks and Bharti Airtel have yet to comment to The Reg, who have asked Flash Networks and Bharti Airtel for comment about ad-injection that Flash Networks and Bharti Airtel may be involved in?

Is that correct?

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It's 2015 and hackers can hijack your Windows PC if you watch a web video

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Re: I wonder how quickly..

Yes, yes he does.

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Re: Linux Calling...

So your Linux box has never had any updates?

If not, please unplug from the Internet now.

Or are you one of these asshats that think <insert OS> can do everything better than every other OS.

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Windows 8-Facebook sync blown away in API bombing raid

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Re: Security Fix on Patch Tuesday?

It's the other way round, in the People app, all your contacts from Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Hotmail (outlook) and some others are in one place. So for example, if I need to phone Uncle Fred who I've never called before, so happens to have added his phone number in his Facebook account and shared with family, hey presto, I can call him. And that Techie I need to get hold of? Bugger don't have his details to hand...oh yes I do, he's shared his email via LinkedIn.

It's actually bloody useful at times.

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Life in plastic, it's fantastic: Playmobil supremo dies at 81

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Re: Big fucking deal

Apart from Lego these days is more like build what it says in the instructions and that's pretty much it.

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Re: If only I'd kept it...

I had all three, a couple more and I would of had the Village people.

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And it's still appreciated today...

...and unlike LEGO, it's still pretty much the same as ever, updated, but still the same principles.

My youngest daughter loves her Playmobil Car and Caravan set and plays with it almost daily.

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Undetectable NSA-linked hybrid malware hits Intel Security radar

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Re: If it was truly firmware?

EASY, put the firmware chip in a socket, to 'fix', replace the chip in the socket with the fixed version.

And how do you do that when the hardware is 2000 miles away?

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Re: If it was truly firmware?

And if there is a bug in the firmware, how is it fixed?

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Obama issues HTTPS-only order to US Federal sysadmins

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Re: For the want of another IP ...

Eh?

What does HTTPS have to do with IPv6?

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BBC, Facebook steer users to vuln-afflicted Unity Web Player plugin

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Looks like someone needs to learn how to download software correctly.

This is an IT site, not MumsNet.

Now if you were to rant how download sites bundle it with a load of crap, people would back you up.

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Apple to tailor Swift into fully open-source language – for Linux, too

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Re: microsoft

Have an up vote for this bit...

"el reg s not nice to use from a phone..."

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Microsoft makes Skype beach body ready with web browser beta release

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Re: Microsoft supports Linux better than Google

"It doesn't matter where someone is, I can message them, call them, video chat them, or incite them to a group video chat. Nothing else offers this."

Add whiteboard,arrange a meeting, desktop or programme share and email and you then you have Lync,.

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Chips can kill: Official

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Re: Interfering EU officials!

Worse than the bloody Nazi's they are.

Yes! I Win.

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Rubbish

...chips are amongst the safest foods.

Don't believe me? Show me how many people have died of food poisoning from freshly cooked chips? I bet it NONE.

Therefore it's safer and healthier than those sslad things. FACT

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The watts in a box that kept West London's lights on

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I live in a village in the midland and can state they do do this. The difference is you may not notice, as we lost power lines. So they hooked them up after the break and power was restored. However unless you saw the bloody great containers in a field, you would be none the wiser and just presume the lines were fixed.

BTW, relying on power being shipped in is not a DR plan, but just a bit of one, for one scenario.

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Caterham 270S: The automotive equivalent of crack

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I still want...

..a Tiger Z100

http://www.tigerracing.com/z100.php

Proper mental.

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Re: Not a word

I had a Tiger Super Six with a very tuned engine, I could manage 20mpg if I drove it sensible and like a granny. So in reality I got about 6mpg.

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Freeparking web hosting services go TITSUP after migration

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Re: And also a ...

Holy shit, have I visited the Wayback Machine by mistake?

I would of said it was created in FrontPage 2000, but it's not even that good.

I hear they are shorty going to improve it by moving to Geocities.

Guess not updated for a while (footer on page)

© 1997 - 2012, LuxmiNET, BGP Tecno Limited. All rights reserved.

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Re: Three weeks without being able to send mail

If you want cheap but decent, 5quidhost I've used for a site for many years. Staff very helpful, even resolving an issue at 3am on a Saturday morning. However, they only do hosting, so your name services will have to be done somewhere else..

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Bin bods Brabantia breached, customer passwords trashed

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Re: dumpster phishing

"net-unsavvy enough to give out their email address to their an org that was only going to use it to spam "

Or to inform them of a delivery date, confirmation of order and VAT invoice ?

But you are right about over priced.

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Open source? HP Enterprise will be all-in, post split, says CTO

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Re: He has experience.

Look at his background, read the book, then comment again:

http://www.amazon.com/Business-Economics-Linux-Open-Source/dp/0130476773/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1408289022&sr=8-1&keywords=the+business+and+economics+of+linux+and+open+source

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Plod IT spending fails to fall down the stairs as taxpayers cough £385m

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I've an idea...

...get rid of all that data you are illegally holding on people. That should free up a huge amount of IT resources.

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Google blames Flash for hobbling Chrome, says it sucks (too much power)

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Interestingly

All those complaining about Chrome being a resource hog....have you tried SRW Iron? I'm sat here with loads of tabs open and it seems OK to me.

Maybe it's the phone home crap that's chewing up the resources?

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ICANN speak clearly now .gay has gone – Council of Europe

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I learn something new....

"The CoE is also concerned that the personal data of domain name holders – such as the name and postal address – is publicly available in the WHOIS online database"

There are REAL names and addresses in there?

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HMRC ditches Microsoft for Google, sends data offshore

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Great idea...

give business from the Tax department to a huge tax avoider.

Next week, the MOD award the latest missile defence contract to a Russian / Chinese collaboration.

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Well unless they have less than 10 employees (i got it when it was 20), I think it will be a paid version.

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FBI: Apple and Google are helping ISIS by offering strong crypto

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I'm sick of these people....

...so Snowden was a Traitor, Apple and others are bad...Boo Hoo..

Then you put out a press release telling the world how you found and targeted a command post

Fucking idiots.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/jun/4/air-force-bombs-islamic-state-hq-building-after-te/

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Microsoft spunks $500m to reinvent the wheel. Why?

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Odd...

....wan't the same said about Skype?

http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2011/05/10/microsoft_buys_skype/

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Spaniards get that cinking feeling

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English is not a great language in anyway for anyone to learn, that's why it's rated as one of the hardest to learn.

It's such a kludge of other languages, it's hardly any surprise.

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Virgin Media wins ELEVENTH patent case against Rovi

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Rovi...

...what's the point asking them to pay. They'll just dissolve and start up over again as Rovi2.0.

Still nice to see the share prices going down on a regular basis.

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MS scolds businesses for failing to eradicate 7-year-old malware

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Re: "MS scolds businesses for failing to eradicate 7-year-old malware"

As have Linux and Apple.

Can't be arsed to look for it, just use a search engine plenty of examples.

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Virgin Galactic will get into space 'within 18 months to two years'

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Re: And we should give a Rat's Arse about this why?

Last I knew the x-15 was not a passenger aircraft.

Blue Bird achieved 251mph in 1932, so I guess the Bugatti Veyron is no better than that.

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Re: Being picky...

The cars are using 100 year old designs for much of their design

Trains are being fitted with Auto-braking, to stop drivers jumping red lights, cars are being fitted with collision avoidance systems to stop them driving into the back of others. So they are getting better, but it's retrofitting to a flawed design.

I haven;t tried, but I would think it it's very hard to shove a modern Auto box into reverse or do a handbrake manoeuvre on a car with an electronic handbrake.

This is a brand new design. The fact they are making it much harder to do, means it was to easy before.

No I'm not blaming them as it was probably something they may not of envisaged, but to say it was a design issue is wrong. A more honest "we could of made it safer" would be better, but lawyers don't like that.

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Being picky...

Virgin Galactic is "confident this wasn't a design issue".

He was allowed to deploy the braking system whilst fatally dangerous to do so. I'd say it was a design issue.

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Apple recalls Beats speakers: Rap chap's crap batt rapped in zap mishap flap

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Re: Hmm

But the music is just all levels set to max and compress the hell out of it...how can it make it sound any worse?

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Re: what about the earlier speakers

What is a (semi) full recall and if you mean a semi recall, how is that a different to a batch recall.

Most likely it's a different supplier for a part from 2014, nothing more, nothing less.

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Re: $325? Blimey!

"People who can only hear the logo."

You dear sir, owe me another coffee.

That is to be my new phrase and in the tradition of World 2.0, in return, you will receive no credit.

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Dodgy colon bug is a total pain in the butt for Skype users today

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Re: Hmmm

Did you have Lync before? Lync is now Skype for business.

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Second-hand IT alliance forms to combat 'bully' vendors

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Re: "Spaz"???

I believe that photo is actually a still from a happy slapping video, shot by one of the perpetrators (remember that craze)? . It then got made into a still and uploaded as a "free" image.

Quite a few of these got used, as people thought incorrectly as they were on the internet, they were staged stock images, but unfortunately the are not.

Still, look forward to still images of the poor person who has lost their leg with the tag "Roller-coaster Accident" being used in article about stock prices.

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Large Hadron Collider gives young ALICE a black-hole ray gun

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Sense of humour?

First thing that sprung to mind? Alice from Resident Evil, an experiment to create a super bio-weapon ...or am I obsessing to much over Milla?

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IoT DANGERS: BYOD’s trashier cousin becoming a right tearaway

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WTF?

But why

would you have 90% of these devices on the network in the 1st place?

A half decent firewall and proxy will kill these of dead. Lock down the switches and you have an even better situation.

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One USB plug to rule them all? That's sensible, but no...

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Just make it coloured coded

Maybe Blue means it is "Basic" and say Yellow "Advanced".

Blue to Blue, Basic

Yellow to Yellow, Advanced

Blue to Yellow (and Yellow to Blue), lowest common denominator, so Basic.

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MEPs, Council still deadlocked over EU telco laws

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Anyone...

...that has do deal with installing Telco lines will tell you what an ustter cluster-fuck of mis-matched regulations and exclusivity by the back door T&C's there are.

Want to drop a circuit into Country Y no problem, pick your carrier and away you go. However country Z, you have to chose an approved Telco provider, of which there is one, which so happens to be pretty much government owned. Want to send "spoofed"* caller id, no problem in country A, but nightmare in country B. And so on and so on.

*spoofed caller ID are actually a very good thing for many. You may want to send the main company number, not the default circuit number, which may work at only certain points in time.

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Compromised SSH keys used to access Spotify, UK Govt GitHub repos

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C'mon, he will say that "If it wasn't encrypted, then the keys wouldn't have be compromised, in turn putting people at risk. So we need to remove encryption to stop these issues happening"

See, I too could become a bolikician.

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Disconnect app maker runs to EU to moan about Android

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Re: Has any one considered....

Has any one considered....

that this kind of app might actually be illegal in some countries?

And porn is Illegal in many countries, but yet they still link to it. So your point is?

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SourceForge sorry for adware, promises only opt-in in future

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Re: . too late.

Upvote from me as well, simply because I've had to uninstall the crap of so many machine because I've said "Ooo get XYZ" it does everything you need". Of course the less tech savy ones click the bloody great Download XYZ here, not noticing the tiny link somewhere else on the page.

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Couple sues estate agent who sold them her mum's snake-infested house

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Re: Inspections dont work in the UK

You mean the one like I had "The Windows seem sound, but would recommend a window installer to inspect" Repeat with roof, guttering, plumbing, heating and ground works. Throw in , "unable to inspect loft as not boarded" as well as couldn't check xyz due to furniture and you wonder what the bloody hell you forked out several hundred pounds for.

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My life under Estonia's digital government

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Re: the previous posts - ANPR

As a vehicle passes an ANPR camera, its registration number is read and instantly checked against database records of vehicles of interest.

That would be any vehicle that has no Car Tax or MOT yet hasn't been declared SORN then?

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Intel adopts 40Gb per SECOND USB-C plug for Thunderbolt 3.0

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Re: Price

Totally agree, when you are looking at £30+ for a basic cable, it's not ever going to go mainstream. 99% of people just won't care that much.

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