* Posts by Lost all faith...

3433 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

Microsoft's Windows Phone folly costs it another billion dollars

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Re: Total fiasco

Anyone with a Lumia should consider themselves social failures.

Wow a sentence! I thought your limit would be Baa

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Re: The irony

Ironically, in fixing Windows 8 with Windows 10, they have fucked up Windows 8 phone, by making it into Windows 10!

I don't care about a gazillion fart apps, it has about 99% of what I want and it does some features way better than the others.

I don't like Android

I can't afford Apple.

Windows is a nice interface on the phone and does a lot of stuff very, very well.

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Bearded Baron Shugs hired by Gov.uk to get down with the kids

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Re: Baron who...?

I agree, I skim read it several times before I clicked on. Can't wait until our American cousins try to make any sense of this article.

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Pepper robot acts like real teenager, gets job at Pizza Hut

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Is phase 2

where you put them into clothes shops where they gather in a corner, trying to avoid all contact with humanity?

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Labour scores review of Snoopers' Charter's bulk powers from UK.gov

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WTF?

Ha ha ha haaaa

That's like Satan checking that Cerberus is a suitable family pet.

Labour are only bitching because they didn't get to come up with it.

RIPA anyone?

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Booming sales of flippy detachables offers hope to glum PC market

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WTF?

At which point...

...does a PC become not a PC?

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LinkedIn mass hack reveals ... yup, you're all still crap at passwords

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Re: Attitudes to risk

but by me using a crap password, I could tell everyone that I endure they are complete utter cocks, then blame it on the hack.

Win all round

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Salesforce slaps UK Enterprise customers with 40% price hike

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Re: WTF?

Unfortunately Omnichannel is a "standard" term.

It means you get hold of the same person / team regardless if you email, phone, text, Facebook, twitter or whatever.

360 views?

That's just marketing bollocks.

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Got a Fitbit? Thought you were achieving your goals? Better read this

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Re: Dr Disco

Let's not do Moby's 1000 then.

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From FitBits own site:

"With high-intensity interval training, P90X, boxing, or other activities where your wrist is moving vigorously and non-rhythmically, the movement may prevent the sensor from finding an accurate heart rate. Similarly, with exercises such as weight lifting or rowing, your wrist muscles may flex in such a way that the band tightens and loosens during exercise. Try relaxing your wrist and staying still briefly (about 10 seconds), after which you should see an accurate heart rate reading. Note that your tracker will still provide accurate calorie burn readings during these types of exercise by analyzing your heart rate trends over the course of the workout."

https://help.fitbit.com/articles/en_US/Help_article/Heart-rate-FAQs

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Malaysians using South African cards pinch US$12.7m in Japan

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WTF?

I couldn't work out how they did that...

...then read:

The crims compromised the bank network to roll-back transactions while other crooks emptied ATMs.

And I still have no idea.

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India launches hypersonic space shuttle precursor

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Are we? You sure on that? Checked the facts?

"UK to halt financial aid to India from January 2016"

"India will not get financial aid from United Kingdom beginning 2016 ..."

"UK stops aid to India - Asian Voice"

"Britain Aid to India to End This Month - NDTV.com"

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Google still faces legal spat with SEO biz that claimed it was wiped from web

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WTF?

After the vomit fest I got to:

"The main objective of our reviews & ratings is to assist our visitors in connecting with reputable vendors which historically have proven themselves capable of producing quality work. Each of the vendors featured within our database have been thoroughly examined in order to ensure the ratings are a reflection of the best vendors within the industry based on recent research and analysis, the latest client references, and the changing landscapes within the industries."

Why does these read, to me, as we'll find competitors ratings and fiddle the stats to make yours look as good.

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Hypersonic flight test hits Mach 7.5

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Does that mean...

...we've got to change the end of the world to a 2 minute warning?

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Modular phone Ara to finally launch

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Ah so it's like the desktop pc....

...a million combinations and yet 99% sold are all identical and never upgraded.

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The ‘Vaping Crackdown’ starts today. This is what you need to know

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Re: I predicted that about a year from when this started..

I predicted the Higgs Boson in 1952 and was proved right. Just look for an unsigned letter, as I didn't want people to know who I was.

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"...and maybe tobacco companies - not sure on that as I'm pretty sure they'd happily get into the market"

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jan/04/british-american-tobacco-e-cigarette-wins-uk-medicine-licence

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Reavers! Google patent would affix pedestrians to car hoods

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So....

..20 mph impact. Large surface area of skin (especially in summer) in contact immediately stops.

Skin grafts for the rest of your life instead of a broken bone or two, if you're unlucky

These days (in Europe), bonnets and bumpers are designed to hit the leg in a certain place and then throw you roughly at the area just below the windscreen wipers.

We may complain about cars often looking the same, but a lot of the front end is designed to minimise pedestrian injury as much as possible.

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VMware flushes Windows vSphere client and Adobe Flash

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Re: VMWare flash future

That would be crazy, that's like Windows core running on Hyper-V. Totally mad!

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Re: Ouch. That's got to sting.

"To have such a close partner abandon their Windows client altogether in preference for a browser based solution available on every platform has got to hurt."

I think MS don't really worry about a (relatively) little used client application for a rival to their own product.

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Would we want to regenerate brains of patients who are clinically dead?

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Re: How?

". Hmm. And what is the secret ingredient to make it work?

Lightning...sheez where have you been for the last century and more.

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Hacker finds flaw in teleconference tool used by US Army, NASA and CERN

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Indeed, that's how I used to find open video cameras way back in the early 2000's

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SHOCK: GM crops are good for you and the planet, reckon boffins

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WTF?

Re: Gene escape

"I oppose GM crops, but not because of the concerns addressed here, but because it is irresponsible to release artificially modifed genes into the environment."

How are your orange carrots?

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Chaps make working 6502 CPU by hand. Because why not?

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Yes, but can it...

...and I'll stop there.

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Dark web hacking forum hacked and members' privates exposed

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WTF?

Linking to stolen content. Yup, that would go down well.

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It's all very well hacking ISIS, Barry, but what about your ISA?

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Re: Curious

Well it stops people just cloning your card by swiping it.

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China's new rules may break the internet warns US government

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So let me get this right....

the government demanding all registrants are vetted. BAD

Private company taking down domains with due process or right to appeal. GOOD.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/05/13/motion_picture_ass_of_america_to_guard_online_henhouse/

Got it.

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Symantec antivirus bug allows utter exploitation of memory

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Unhappy

....is making life miserable for Symantec again

...well they now know how we feel.

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Gov to pull plug on online ID verification portal Gateway in 2018

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There are currently 42 million Gateway online users,

I'm one. Forced to set up an account once, for some stupid pointless reason. Never used it again.

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Aussie wedges spam javelin in ring spanner

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It's got to be said....

..what a tool.

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United Nations orders plan for tackling online terror propaganda

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FAIL

One man's terrorist....

...is another mans freedom fighter.

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Burger-slinger Wendy’s admits: Cash-till data breach hit 1 in 20 outlets

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Is it time for a CV check?

Current employer:

Wendys:

Previous employers

Hilton

Target

Subway

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Re: They (and others) have a bit of a cheek

restaurant

noun [C] UK /ˈres.trɒnt/ US /ˈres.tə.rɑːnt/

a place where meals are prepared and served to customers

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It should be a crime to install spyware on phones, thunders Plaid Cymru MP

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Black Helicopters

Re: Yes..

How'd I do?

It's ok, we're monitoring all your traffic at ISP level.

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Transfer techies at SWIFT tell Bangladesh Bank: Don't shift blame for $81m cyberheist

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Re: Sweet 2FA!

As was suggested in the article

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Experian Audience Engine knows almost as much about you as Google

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Meh

Re: "you are bombarded with motorbike insurance advertising on every platform you go to"

I've never had a spam call on my BT line.

Just saying for balance.

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Re: so Cash is king then?

Perhaps this is one are where something like apple Pay?

How? Ok may not know that you buoght a Big Mac and fries on Saturday after , but they know you went to McDonalds and spent £5.99.

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PLA sys admin gets six months house arrest for yanking US Army docs

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Re: Six months only? House arrest, no jail?

I'm no militray expert, but isn't classified just a fancing way of saying not for publc viewing e.g. could itsimply be a list of email addresses or the name of the pet dogs vet?

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Babycare e-tailer Kiddicare admits customer data breach

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Re: PCI Complaince

As it says:

"The information accessed does NOT include any credit/debit card information or any payment details whatsoever. Kiddicare does not store any of this information on its systems."

Chnaces are they are using a 3rd party to process this. Can't be sure as I've always found them over-priced.

Stu..

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Phew...

"..The compromised data is restricted to name, delivery address, telephone number and email address, according to Kiddicare, "

So glad there is no chance of any issues caused by this.

It not like you could send and email with

Dear Jane Doe, regarding the item you had delivered to 123 Acacia Avenue, NoSuchplace. We have found a issue with the item and need you to ugently review the information in the attached information.pdf.virus attachment.

If you have any worries about this, please visit compromisedsite.ru. Please note in order for this site to work, you must ensure Adobe flash is installed from here:

Yours

Kiddiecare.

Oh wait.

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Researcher arrested after reporting pwnage hole in elections site

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Re: Breaking into computers you don't own..

"Certainly, legal action was threatened by some of the targetted residents."

Until they realised no laws were broken and there was no chance of getting some money for being dicks.

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DARPA wants god-mode attribution platform to pin and predict crime

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And when you find...

...the hacker in Russia, then what?

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Google, Honeywell put away Nest patent knives

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Re: And it all works until...

"Who the hell needs to touch a server to fix it. Step out of yesterday!"

Wow, self fixing PSU's. Hard Drive's, NIC's, CPU's, Memory and so on.

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Re: Nah

Kettle... use the hob, toaster... use the grill, washing machine... use the sink.

Apart from all of the above use far less energy and do a better job than the original

Oh and they don't stop working when the manufacturer gets bored of supporting it.

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Ford tops up Pivotal's $253m cash slurp, parks CIO on its board

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"do for car owners what iTunes did for music fans."

So slow the car down,reduce quality, fuck up your contents and occasionally crash it?

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Nerds make it rain in Nevada. The Las Vegas strip? No, cloud-seeding drones over the desert

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Pilots are extra weight, needing extra fuel and need rest.

If the intention is to chuck up, say a solar powered plane, being airborne for 24 hours at a time, then a pilot is the wrong answer.

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Did your UK biz just pay £1,500 to stop a DDoS? You've been had

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The problem for these companies is

are they charlatans, or are they indeed going to carry out the attack if you don't pay.

A mugger may pull a knife on you and say they are going to stab you if you don't hand the money over. Just because you hand the money over and survived, doesn't mean they weren't going to stab you.

However, some of the money may be spent more wisely on DDoS mitigation, rather than paying the mob.

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Monster Cloud and an angry customer wanting a refund: A Love Story

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Parent J2 Global

Enough said.

Dealt with them, now on banned list of "suppliers". Read any contracts with them with a microscope and 15 lawyers at hand.

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Audiophile torrent site What.CD fully pwnable thanks to wrecked RNG

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Re: Pass an interview?

They're interested in willy-waving, not Music.

Directional Ethernet cables anyone?

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Samsung tightens smart home kit security after curious bods prod apps

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Re: All IoT manufacturers seem to follow a similar development cycle.

Nope wrong:

1) Imagine semi-useless device

2) Rush to market with minimal development and zero consideration for security.

3) Wait for researchers to poke holes in it everywhere

4) Ignore security issues and claim they are features for ease of use.

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