* Posts by Lost all faith...

3494 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

When DIY is not enough: Web-snack firm Graze has an offline awakening

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Experts?

"custom machines used to assemble the distinctive brown, paperback-book-sized boxes that deliver its snacks – assembled without glue, something the “experts” said couldn’t be done "

So I take it these "experts" have never worked in packaging. Pizza anyone?

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Man dies after UK police Taser shooting

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Re: There isn't any detail...

Tasting what? Doughnuts!!

No,it's so they know that Tasing really hurts, so best use a real gun instead.

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Although Tasers were introduced as non-lethal weapons.....

I think that was quickly changed to less-lethal weapons some time ago.

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Third OnePlus flagship: £309

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64 GB of storage

How cute.

Currently have over double that on a £50 phone .

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Virgin Media goes TITSUP* in South London due to painful piles

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Re: loved the sample tweets

"Could Ofcom please also ask VM to stop producing so much junkmail whilst they;re at it? Every flat in the 5-flat house I live in gets sent junkmail from VM once every month"

Scribble out the addresses, lob back in the post.

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Users fear yet another hack as TalkTalk services go down

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Is it on a flood plane?

Many of the roads here are flooded and trust me, they are nowhere near a river.

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Chinese loan sharks seek salacious selfies as collateral

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"on a whopping 30 per cent rate of interest per week."

Sound about the same as many of the "legit" ones you see advertised in the UK.

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Orlando shootings bring Facebook's safety check to US soil

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Re: Guns don't kill people....

"He could have just as easily blocked the exits and set the joint on fire."

At which point the sprinklers systems and fire extinguishers could be used. That and it take a lot of time and effort to do what you suggested.

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Microsoft splashes Virtual Reality-slinging 'Scorpio' Xbox

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Re: Bravo

No give him credit. I'm holding out until the iPhone 27 as it will be better than any other previous model.

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Telegram crammed: Hackers find way to send massive messages

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Re: Telegram?!

I agree...I'm at that age that I actually know what a real telegram is, so therefore was completely confused by this article until it was pointed out it's an app.

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Fresh hell for TalkTalk customers: TeamView trap unleashed

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What would be helpful...

...would be publishing the 0345 so people know to block / ignore it.

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Ireland goes Big Brother as police upgrade IT snooping abilities

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Nice to see the UK

leading the way again.

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Symantec swoops on Blue Coat in $4.65bn deal

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Does anyone know....

...a good alternative to Bluecoat? Given Symantec's track record of fucking up everything they touch, I reckon it will be flat on it's ass in a year.

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Brexit threatens Cornish pasty's racial purity

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Re: Sarcasm

" the thought that somebody in Romania could start churning out Cornish Pasties isn't one of the overriding arguments I'm struggling with"

Is that because you don't happen to be one of the thousands of people employed in Cornwall who would be affected?

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Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD image. Repeat. Microsoft has created its own FreeBSD image

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Re: Just another good example...

I totally agree with you.

I've grown up with Spectrum vs Commodore, then ST vs Amiga, then PC vs Mac, Linux vs Windows and to be honest it's all a bit pathetic.

I use windows on the desktop, because I like it. I also have a Linux desktop, but don't dabble with it much, because I prefer the software I have on Windows.

I have a Linux websever, as it's easier to maintain and perfect for the job I want it to do.

At work I use Windows Servers, Linux servers, propriety black boxes, heck we even have Linux black boxes with windows VM's running on them.

All have been chosen because they do what they are supposed to, regardless of OS.

Microsoft are embracing alternative OS's on Azure because it a sound, common sense business choice, not because they are saying "hey our software is crap", it's because if they don't people will go elsewhere.

If a benefit of this is improvement for everyone, then why reject it?

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Get ready for Google's proprietary Android. It's coming – analyst

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Could be interesting....

...especially if all the Asian manufactures get together and dump it like a hot potato.

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Brit Olympian defies Zika with frozen man oysters

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Re: Well, no, not really..

You do realise he isn't there yet don't you?

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Why does an Android keyboard need to see your camera and log files – and why does it phone home to China?

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Wow I'm stunned....

..that this has just been noticed.

1st hit in Google Play for search term "Torch"

Camera

take pictures and videos

Other

receive data from Internet

change system display settings

modify system settings

full network access

prevent device from sleeping

view network connections

control flashlight

People just blindly accept anything.

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Humanity will only buy 47 smartphones per SECOND in 2016

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Re: waiting

WileyFox?

Never used one but gets decent reviews.

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Re: 43 of them will be android of course

That's because you have to throw the one year old phone in the bin because it hasn't seen an update since it was bought and is now a big fat malware target.

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Is Windows 10 ignoring sysadmins' network QoS settings?

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Re: Re-read and remember

There is a peer to peer.

Any half competent sys-admin knows

a) how to disable the peer to peer going out to the internet

b) How to disable it completly

c) how to stop auto-updates.

Even if you do have auto-updates running, change the bloody schedules!

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Brexit: UK gov would probably lay out tax plans in post-'leave' vote emergency budget

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Here is an idea for the twats at the top.

Tell me the benefits of staying in the EU

Tell me the benefits of leaving the EU.

No making up numbers, no wild claims you can't back up and no "my mate says that if X then Y will happen"

Or just be honest and say, "actually, I don't have a clue what will but I'd rather take my chances with staying / leaving the EU"

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Re: General Election also required...

"and we need to make sure the Tories get kicked out before they can sell any more of our national assets "

I agree, re-nationalise everything and send us back to the 70's when everything was so good and perfect. The three day week, 25% inflation, constant blackouts, rolling stock that was over 50 years old, constant strikes and piss poor build quality...Ahh those were the days.

BTW I'm no Tory fan either.

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Home Office staff: Over 100 of our work mobiles lost or pinched last year

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That all?

I'm being serious. A department as big as losing the Home Office losing only 125 isn't actually that bad.

Also did they have MDM installed?

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Wi-Fi hack disables Mitsubishi Outlander's theft alarm – white hats

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Eh? What are you on about?

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Only a smart phone and that doesn't cost £40K.

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Re: manufacturer fail...

Many Austins / Rovers (e.g. Montego) had a little fuel pump switch behind the centre console to cut off automatically in the event of an impact. Pull it up, kill pump. Push it down, power restored.

Granted, if you were nicking one, there was a good chance it would break down or a body part would fall off within a mile anyway, but that's a different story.

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Re: Didn't they later...

True. So all we have to do is put up with 30 years of easily steal-able internet connected locks and we'll be back to what we finally achieved a few years ago, where the only way to steal the car was to gain access to the physical key.

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Re: Yay, Yet Another Vehicle Hijacking By Maker Lazyness

You don't to have to be an engineer.

"Does this car have an app that allows me to control it?"

"Yes"

Walk out of showroom..

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Mark Zuckerberg's Twitter and Pinterest password was 'dadada'

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Golden Opportunity missed

Bet on stock crash

Wait until stock market opens.

Announce retirement on LinkedIN

Cash in.

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Letters prove GCHQ bends laws to spy at will. So what's the point of privacy safeguards?

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Re: Empire?

I don't think he mean't it literally.

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Sources! say! Twitter's! after! you! Yahoo!

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Re: Got to love those contracts

Nicly written, but clearly this CEO doesn't eat their own dog food.

Within 10 seconds of visiting Yahoo (with your ad-block turned off), you will soon see everything that is wrong with it.

You get reasonable news articles mixed in with a b-list celebs arses,both interspersed with ad's for miracle slimming pills and £1 laser eye treatments.

It really is the gutter press of the internet.

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Got to love those contracts

Mayer is in line for a $55m payout following the web company's sale.....with the company recording a loss of $99m - a 568 per cent drop from the previous year.

I wish I could get a 10th of that for fucking up so badly.

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Salesforce's data centre team 'fought' AWS cloud outsourcing

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Re: There is no way we are going to trust our electricity supply to a public grid

but we still have our own private supplies when the public grid goes belly up.

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Air-gapping SCADA systems won't help you, says man who knows

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Air-gapping won't work because nothing is air-gapped. So buy our product instead of air-gapping it.

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Lights! Camera! Infraction! Filmmakers behind 117 meeellion robocalls to shift DVDs

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Re: Note who's doing the enforcing.

meantime in blighty, Ofcom gets to play chocolate teapot whilst trading standards fiddle.

That's becuase trading standards have bugger all to do with nuisance calls and it's usually the ICO that do the fining (OFCOM work with the ICO on this sort of thing).

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Anti-phishing most critical defence against rife CEO email fraud

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Re: Do NOT even read emails, never mind answer them

We handle 2 million emails a DAY. Have 10's of thousands of customers, from thousands of businesses.

Good luck with your policy.

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Arrests for 'offensive' Twitter and Facebook messages up by a third

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Re: Power Mad

but of course saying "I'm going to come round your house and rape your mom and kill your kids", be it via social media, text or post, should be stamped on hard.

It's also a question of context.

"I'm going to kill you", could be a genuine death threat, or someone who's just had a round the world trip and a huge party given to them for their 60th, despite asking for no fuss.

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Is a $14,000 phone really the price of privacy?

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"Mobile security does not cost $14,000. Updated Android phones sport better security than ever, as does Apple's lot."

Apart from the constant tracking & phoning home that is.

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Swiss effectively disappear Alps: World's largest tunnel opens

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Re: Swiss efficiency

"Yep - like don't be in the EU."

Yes, all we need to do to be on a par is to double our wages so that we are able match the cost of living in Switzerland.

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Deloitte coughs up $11m to end claims it ripped off US govt with IT work

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Eek, just re-read my mangled post. Apologies to all.

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because that'show it works. What you think corporation are not more powerful than government this days? You think government works for the people?

Have you not read about or beloved HMRC being payed off?

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Milky Weigh: Galaxy in kg is...

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New BBC measurements today

The Kent Lorry park will be the same as 1 Disneyland.

The amount of rock removed from the new Alps tunnel is the same as XEgyptian pyramids (70 I think it was quoted)

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Brits don't want their homes to be 'tech-tastic'

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Skewed results

" however, 95 per cent have noticed its "benefits". A further 81 per cent said they had a "positive experience" with smart heating. "

That's because they are the sort of people that have actively gone out to fill a specific need.

As for the ones that didn't have a positive experience, just follow internetofshit current fun ones are the person that couldn't turn their lights on and another that was locked out of his house due to his router being down.

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Windows 10 zero day selling for $90,000

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Re: I would like to correct a phrase in that article..

Why would XP be OK?

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You don't need no STEEENKING GPU, says Intel

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Or no doubt..

...for the same cost of this chip, you employ a cheaper processor and a decent graphics card with far more power for this sort of job.

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ISS pump-up space podule fully engorged

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Re: CGI?

it's not an issue. As stated it's been folded up for 15 months, so they just need to build a space steam iron and it will all be sorted.

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Easy remote exploit drops for unpatchable power plant controller

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I'm not defending these....

...but maybe, just maybe they don't expect them to be put in with a direct internet feed, but have something hefty put in place.

We have plenty of devices with web interfaces, but they will never see an internet connection in their life.

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Re: Don't you get it ?

Well for starters you can use 2FA as the most basic method of stopping a "hacker that gleans a real admin's credentials" along with a dozen other proven methods.

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Google is the EU Remain campaign's secret weapon

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