* Posts by Lost all faith...

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Dutch Transport Inspectorate raid Uber's Amsterdam office

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How does it work in the UK?

I try to avoid death as much as possible, so tend not to take cabs unless I have to, but I noticed yesterday a registered Taxi also had a Uber logo slapped on the side?

Are our cabbies happy with it?

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How tech bosses manage their teams for fun and profit

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Re: First thing the CIO is wont to do:

Along with the giant home made Windows Store Icon on the wall....sheez

BTW are those the free Google Notepads they give out as well?

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Force your hand: Apple 13-inch MacBook Pro with Retina Display

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Re: Obligatory comparison with non-Apple laptop

"and who are actually trained and qualified to do so. (And no, they don't have some esoteric knowledge that some geek has who promptly declares them as incompetent, but they have a deep knowledge of problems that their customers have and are very good at solving these problems".

14 days and a manual...that's deep for you.

http://gizmodo.com/5938323/how-to-be-a-genius-this-is-apples-secret-employee-training-manual

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Re: Obligatory comparison with non-Apple laptop

So lower spec screen, slower processor, less ports (and lower spec for one of the USB's).

Not the best comparison.

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BT slams ‘ludicrous’ Openreach report as Vodafone smirks

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Re: Where did the rural internet money go?

I'm rural, have BT Fibre, Max speed 70mbs.

No sign of Virgin or Sky....funny that.

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Re: Free market?

You mean the big fact subsidy that was open to everyone to bid for?

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Samsung forgets fingerprints, focuses its eye on YOURS

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Re: 1000x more secure my ass

It's been done:

http://thehackernews.com/2015/03/iris-biometric-security-bypass.html

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Chipzilla spawns 60-core, six-teraflop Xeon Phi MONSTER CHIP

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Re: Power?

Except in Scotland where it will only be available to play Crysis when the wind is blowing from the east and the sun is shining brightly in the skies.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-32016538

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YOUR DATA could be SOLD in RadioShack's bankruptcy auction

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Re: El Reg sold my data...

Well you DID read the pretty wide open privacy policy didn't you?

The Register may collect, process and use your personal data (including your name, postal address, email address, telephone, mobile and fax numbers). We will do so to contact you regarding the services you have requested and/or to offer services to you, and/or to provide the services you have requested. This includes re-registration/renewal notifications, payment processing, surveys on improving our service to you and/or invitations to exhibitions, seminars and shows. The Register may employ trusted third party specialists to process and use your data on our behalf in order to deliver the products and services to you in a more efficient manner.

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Tennessee sues FCC: Giving cities free rein to provide their own broadband is 'unlawful'

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WTF?

OK can put this into simple stupid terms for me..

...as I really don't understand this. I guess not enough coffee / crack

FCC says local government CAN (not must) run local internet.

Local government complains it shouldn't be allowed to.

I just don't get the issue. Why are they complaining they are being allowed, not forced to to something?

To me, it just seems someone is being bribed / blackmailed big time.

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BT Home Hub SIP backdoor blunder blamed for VoIP fraud

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Re: Mutter all ye want...

FreePBX is Open Source and is not embedded.

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Re: A few at fault here

"Downvote from me, because 5060 only needs to be open to certain IP address(es)"

Well, you are right, but:

1. Why the HELL would you be attempting to do this on a BT home hub...ffs you can't even do your own DNS settings on many of these.

"You would know it if you have ever setup a VoIP base station,"

Done plenty thanks, and the first rule before go live, is lock the fucking PBX down. I certainly wouldn't rely on a basic home router to do my firewalling when connected to a business phone system.

This NO better than sticking an unpatched web proxy on a DMZ and wondering why it gets nailed.

This is people doing it badly and / or cheaply.

And NOT once have I defended BT, they are to blame as well, but so are so many other people.

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Re: I would say this is completely BT's fault...

apart from it's a business and not a home.

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Re: A few at fault here

Ok for those down voting me, I'd love to know why.

Just for you of those that don't understand VoIP from Voipfones very own website:

"You will need to open ports 5004 to 5060 to enable you to connect to our servers and register your phone on our network. "

This is why I pointing out the glaring obvious fact that 5060 NEEDS to be open, it's like saying shut off port 80 for home uses to protect them from the baddies on the internet.

Toll fraud is perhaps the most widely known and well documented issue with badly configured PBX's. if you don't harden against that, you should NOT be installing the kit.

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A few at fault here

1. BT for allowing a Deny All to allow traffic through

2. Who ever sent the order in or processed it (I've never known BT supply a home hub to a business, but it could happen, Or did they fail to declare it was a business because they noticed that a home account is cheaper than a business and go down that route to save a few quid?).

3. The network installer that thought a BT router was a suitable firewall for a business.

4. The PBX installer, for not setting up the PBX correctly. How the hell did they commit this basic of frauds on an even remotely locked down system?

5. The security "expert" trying blame BT only, when this was a cluster fuck and he should be prepared to tell, the network installer, the PBX installer and even maybe the customer. If you don't tell them all the faults, they will just repeat it over and over.

As for the "locked down" part. If they did lock down 5060, how was the SIP provider going to get SIP call into the system (unless using a custom port) unless this was open. If they are attempting to justify using a basic router to do complex firewall rules, then god help them.

This just smacks of everyone trying to do everything as cheaply as possible then being surprised when it goes wrong.

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Ford: Our latest car gizmo will CHOKE OFF your FUEL if you're speeding

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Is this a lost in translation

Doesn't every car have a speedometer on the dashboard?

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Make up your mind: Microsoft puts a bullet in Internet Explorer after all

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Re: This is a good idea

"Microsoft abandoning 90% of all Windows enterprise customers"

almost

"Microsoft abandoning 90% of all Windows public sector customers"

Fixed.

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Dutch companies try warming homes with cloud servers

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Re: Nothing to see here, ...

Why didn't the reg report it?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/11/14/german_cloud_heat_your_home/

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SGI sales mushroom with Atomic Weapons Establishment deal

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Re: Can someone explain....

Ok, simple question then.

As the kit is now knocking on 20 years old. Why can't the last batch of supercomputers have done this 10 years ago? Surely the calculations are pretty much the same.

In 10 years will we need another batch of very expensive computers to run the same calculations.

What exactly is changing?

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Can someone explain....

...after all this time, why we still need super-mega-computers to work out that a nuclear war will wipe most of humanity of the face of the earth?

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Half of Android devices open to silent hijack

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Ha ha ha ha haah hah haaa

Good one....

"Users should upgrade to at least Android 4.4 to avoid being exposed"

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Hated biz smart meter rollout: UK.gov sticks chin out, shuts eyes

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No problem....

...we'll just bill them for the thousands of servers we need to "power down".

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Assange™ lawyers demand Swedish prosecution files or no London interview

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He twists and he turns

So he flees questioning, takes refuge and says he will only answer question if they come to him. They say they will come to him and now he he wants to bend the rules around him again.

So what's the excuse this time, other being a total attention whore?

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Ten things you always wanted to know about IP Voice

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Re: Handsets?

but don't suffer issues when the pc gets battered by an update, someone loading a page with a crap load of flash and Java or decides to randomly blue screen.

PS not me down voting. Each has it's place, but to blanket rule out handsets is like saying everyone should have one.

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Re: VOIP

OK we get it, you're bitter and twisted and you gave up on SIP years ago before it came of age. Get over it.

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What the fuck?

"These can cost next to nothing, particularly if you are in a big city, and you can use them either as an IP link or a telco-standard DASS II connection."

DASS 2...standard....is that like ie6 is web standard compliant?

FFS get something right.

DASS (2) is a OBSOLETE BT PROPRIETY "standard".

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Really?

"Even in 2015 you seldom see an organisation that uses just IP trunks to call external numbers"

1.5 million calls a month by us may disagree. ISDN free for 3 years and we, by no means, are a big business.

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Storm gathers around CDN Cloudflare after doxxing allegations, Pirate Bay deal

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WTF?

I'm lost

Cloudflare, most likely, didn't "ink a deal", chances are the Pirate bay put a basic plan in place, resulting in a new IP address, therefore getting around the block.

Or would that be too simplistic an explanation?

Also

"CloudFlare is, among other things, a popular choice for operators of pirate sites" would the "amongst other things" be simply millions of legitimate website?

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Cops cuff Colorado girl for allegedly poisoning mum after iPhone ban

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Re: What she needed

"a good and proper whack in the backside at an early age"...

Great, can I do that to the next whining adult?

Have two kids, never hit either of them, but also never seen them "pulling stuff off the shelves in the cart, grabbing candy and eating it while shopping" for which these kids that don't get hit seem to do apparently.

Yet seen plenty of kids doing that who's parents scream at them "put that fucking back or I'm going to wallop your back side." Then promptly shout at the kids for crying.

Odd that.

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Mono Magic: Photography, Breaking Bad style

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On the flip side....

...with my digital camera's playing "happy snapper" I've taken a picture of the kids, that was blown up to 1m wide on acrylic which everyone that see's it asks what studio it was taken at (our bedroom, on the duvet) and an image of St Ives that once again people are convince is a "pro" shot that I've bought as a full size image.

Often great thing about banging out 500 shots is you get that amazing one that blows people away.

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3,500 servers go down – so my FIRST AID training kicks in

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Being picky....

...but surely this was about night shift working, not on-call work...

Just saying.

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Firefox, Chrome, IE, Safari EXPLOITED to OWN Mac, PCs at Pwn2Own 2015

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WTF?

Re: Doesn't matter what browser/OS/platform, all are and will ever be vulnerable

I'm sorry, can someone translate that for me?

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BOFH: Mmm, gotta love me some fresh BYOD dog roll

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Re: Vax? VAX!

Nah it's Vax. After all, need to clean the carpets.

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British Judo in deep shido after cyber attack

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Err it is Putin.

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Another GDS cockup: Rural Payments Agency cans £154m IT system

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Re: Live Beta

they learn't from Google.

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Re: GDS - Our opportunity to question?

, how they view the future of government IT services ....

It's all going to fine. Just simply go online. Those of you that are not on-line, can use a internet cafe or starbucks to perform all your complex and sensitive accounts.

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Cortana on Windows 10 is all talk, no apps shun, says Microsoft

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Happy

I use it in the car to listen to texts and reply to them via the cars sound system and it's pretty damn good, probably about 95% accurate, but easy to just add or start over when it does go round. Freaks the kids out.

But it does need a decent connection to work.

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Hello? Police? Yes, I'm a car and my idiot driver's crashed me

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Re: Clarification needed (for me!)

The SIM and dial module will be built in.

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Re: Exactly what problem does this solve?

You are aware that country roads are amongst the most dangerous in the UK?

(Here is Worcestershire's)

http://road-collisions.dft.gov.uk/lha/worcestershire#collisions-by-urban-rural

(click on by road type)

Living in a semi-rural location, it's not uncommon to see a car in a ditch or hedge, which if occurred after about midnight, may not have a car pass it for an hour or more?

Even if earlier, if it's dark it may not been seen until the next day.

So in answer to your question, it isn't that uncommon. Oh and I get a cracking 4G signal thanks (but oddly a lousy 3g signal).

Now think how much of France, Italy, Germany and so on are less densely populated than the UK.

Oh add the that even in a busy area, if you've smacked it into a tree and someone has stopped, they may not even have a clue what road they are on and exactly where they are on that road.

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Really?

From a very long report: (http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/807675.pdf)

Fires per 1,000

passenger cars: 2.9

light trucks: 2.9

school buses: 2.4

And EU car reg's tend to be a lot stricter than US one these days.

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Our 4King benders are so ace we're going full OLED, says LG

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Re: Is LG a good brand?

you're...you're.

Must do better.

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Re: Is LG a good brand?

Your often using an LG whether or not you know it.

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Re: Location location location

Nah, it's simply the fact the track events for the visitors are great, so giving a reporter a go in 600bhp+ AMG tends to make the reviews more favourable.

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German court slaps down Uber's ride-sharing app

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I can't wait....

...for driverless Taxi's.

Fan and shit come to mind.

Popcorn please.

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Skype squares up to Cisco again with new round of 'Room Systems'

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Clearly I'm missing something

as lync room systems have been around of ages,

The reason they don't take off is the ridiculous prices many of the big brands charge. That said there are some cheaper ones that consist of little more than a decent camera and a PC.

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Oracle salesmen get SEVENFOLD salary boost for flogging its cloudy aaS produce

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Ahh Sales....

...the only department where you get bonuses for doing your job.

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Pinterest throws cash at topless bug-finders

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Tight Arses

And how much do they think they are worth again?

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/03/17/pinterest_valued_at_11bn/

Still sure the black-hats will get much more than that on the open market.

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You – yes, YOU – can now 3D print your very own Paul McCartney

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Well....

..it probably has better vocal talent than he does these days.

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Sit back and let someone else manage your telephony

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"but with crappy call quality..."

That's because whoever put it in / maintains it is not good enough for the job.

Stick a VoIP system on a shit network > Shit results

Trust me, stick a TDM system on an aluminium tail and see even worse results (thank you BT for that bright idea)

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Facebook unveils P2P moola-to-mates payment feature

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What can go wrong?

Dave just sent Steve a payment from card 0123 4567 8900 Expiry 16/19 CCV 123

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