* Posts by Lost all faith...

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Feds dig up law from 1789 to demand Apple, Google decrypt smartphones, slabs

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Re: "George, did you chop down that cherry tree?"

Still could be the UK where you get thrown in gaol for not giving out your encryption keys.

I like Proton mail's idea.

"Sorry officer I've forgot my login details, here let me reset my password...".

They you go officer, full access...ooppsie did I not mention they delete the mailbox on a password reset, ahhh shucks.

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Mmmmffll-CHOMP: I won? Reg reader to have CHOC-TASTIC YEAR

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Re: Have you noticed...

Cadbury introduced the "new look" bar just after they paid a shit load of cash for the Olympic rights, and coincidently dropped several grammes in the process.

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Mmmm chocolate....

...had one of those boxes, the Pump Street one was divine, but some of the others tasted no better than Tesco value milk chocolate. As they are "artisan" brands, I guess I'm not supposed say that am I? Next I'll be saying people can't tell the difference between Aldi wine and Chateux overpirced or super-mega oxygen free, white gold cables and a coat hanger.

Emperors new clothes, never!

Still, jealous? Me? Never!

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Fiat 500X: A fun-loving Goldilocks who'll get down and dirty

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Re: Nice try

"...Hence why today's small cars are so much bigger and heavier than yesterday's."

Odd my Hyundai i10 is tiny and still got 4 out of 5, mainly being marked down on things like lane assist and "other"

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Amazon DROPS next day delivery amid Cyber Monday MADNESS

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Re: never used Amazon

Really? Do the people work for free, get beaten and are refused the possibility to go home?

No?

So nothing to do with slavery then.

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Jacking up firearms fees will cost SMEs £3.5 MILLION. Thanks, Plod

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Re: USA A/C

"Your are correct. I had forgotten that you Brits had given up your right to protect your home and your family decades ago. Some States have done that in the U.S.. Easy to spot as they have the highest crime rate."

Remind me again who has the highest number of firearms related deaths, the UK or USA? In fact let me help you...Deaths per 100,000

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10.30 (2011)

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0.25 (2010)

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Weather Channel forecast: Bleak, with prolonged XSS

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I always prefer...

...the weather underground (no, not the 60's terrorist org). Only because it includes our village weather station that is usually pretty darn good.

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SUPER-SUEBALL heading IBM's way in Australia

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Are you listening UK Gov?

"Queensland has since banned IBM from doing any work for the State government"

That's how you stop suppliers screwing you over, not just go, oh have a £100,000 fine, but don't feel to bad, here have another £5 million worth of contracts (that will actually cost £15 million).

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Hire and hold IT staff in 2015: The Reg's how-to guide

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Re: How to retain your staff

Holy Crap, I know Google were planning this giving you answers before you type, but screw me, they managed to type a whole post before I got here!

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Chromecast video on UK, Euro TVs hertz so badly it makes us judder – but Google 'won't fix'

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Re: Tesco

Wow, such a compact and simple to use system. I'll let my parents know so they too can use this easy to set up and use system.

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Still....

...there a hundred and one cheap no-name android boxes out there that can do this perfectly well.

PS Google. On 1st boot. how about ask for region like most other kit does. Not hard is it?

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Stop selling spyware to despotic regimes, beg MEPs

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Our potential future

"UKIP-per William Dartmouth said that national governments should decide on what can and cannot be exported and that it should not be “farmed out” to the Commission."

Yup because the the UK has such a good record on this.

Now, where did I put that form to send some combat jets to Saudi?

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Hacker dodges FOUR HUNDRED YEARS in cooler for SCANNING sites

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Re: Admins locked out from a public-facing user interface?

or an under resourced system running at 100% cpu....

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The gender imbalance in IT is real, ongoing and ridiculous

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I'm suprised....

...it must be oooo 3 months since the last time this was bought up and in that time I'm amazed everything hasn't changed.

Come back in 10 years with the generation that have grown up with tablet pc's, smart phones and computers pretty much everywhere.

My 6 year old girl was stunned that she was born before iPads were invented and her favourite programme is Technobabble on CBBC.

Kids this age take technology as a given, whereas my generation it was all new and you needed to be a bit geeky to use it.

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Musicians sue UK.gov over 'zero pay' copyright fix

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So...

...the blank media levy rears it's ugly head again.

Still kids, remember, home taping is killing music!

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Hi-torque tank engines: EXTREME car hacking with The Register

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Re: Vehicle Excise Duty

It's unlikely to be a classic, as you are pulling major components from different areas, more looking at an IVA, so the rules for the engine will apply.

PS if you do put in for the IVA, get those nuts covered ! Oh and remember they can't test what isn't there and isn't required by law. Hint: if don't have a windscreen, you don't need demisters ;-)

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Yes and oddly enough, people have put Intel processors on motherboards, yet there still seems to be articles right here on this website about new servers being built just that way.

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Trousers down for six of the best affordable Androids

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Re: Sony M2

Wife's was kitkat straight from the box, so maybe you got an older model....ps it's a nice phone.

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Re: Boring selection

Well as it was a round up of phones all using the same OS, in the same price bracket, what did you expect?

Next week a round up of sub £250 laptops all running windows 8.1. Look forward to the huge variation in design there.

If they are all to samey, try a Win8.1 phone.

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BT said to have pulled patent-infringing boxes from DSL network

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Re: Crowing a bit, aren't they?

the thing is, if it turns out to make no difference, then there is a case for slander / libel right there.

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Mysterious BEAM outside London Googleplex ZAPPED

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OMG!

The umpa lumpas are rebuilding Tesla's Wardenclyffe Tower, I knew it!

Wahoo! free electricity!

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Coat...NOW!

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Re: Can I be first?

Thanks, now I need a new poncy, choccy, floppy whoppy latte.

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Technology quiz reveals that nobody including quiz drafters knows anything about IT

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Re: 12/12

But why should most people know about IP addresses? It's for the most part hidden and never needed. If it was't for my job, I'd doubt I would know.

Ask someone to find the brake servo in a car or the carbon brushes on a washing machine, you would get equally blank looks, yet they are essential parts of each device, hidden away until they go wrong and you need to either find out yourself and fix or get an "expert" to fix it for you.

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Guess which US tech giant was just hit with a $137m tax bill in China?

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Re: Microsoft lied about something? !GASP!

Can you read?

The news story claimed that the unnamed company had admitted to tax evasion and its China subsidiary had agreed to pay 840 million yuan ($137m) in taxes and interest on back taxes, plus another 100 million yuan in taxes in 2015.

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Five-eyes partners dilute UN resolution criticising metadata collection

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How ironic.....

I'm siding with the "axis" powers (Germany) over the Allies (UK et al).

Now it is the "evil" Germans fighting to protect our freedom and the "good" allies are trying to destroy it.

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MI6 oversight report on Lee Rigby murder: US web giants offer 'safe haven for TERRORISM'

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Re: God help these clowns...

Just wait until they discover /b

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God help these clowns...

...if they discovered Yahoo or YouTube comments,I guess there would be about 10,000 pre-crimes committed every day that would have to be reported. Hope they have enough staff.

Feel free to give them the information they need, all of it, after all, having the information presented to them prevented Pearl Harbour and 9/11 didn't it? oh wait...

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Amazon’s CHRISTMAS QUEUEING bonanza!

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Well...

..given the choice between collecting it from waiting 30 minutes at a sorting office 10 miles away, a petrol station where my card was cloned, a faceless automated machine or the miserable bastard in our Post Office, ROTM it is.

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New 'Internet Security Council' struggling to get off the ground

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So in summary...

...jobs for the boys.

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Anti-download biz sued for 'abusive' robo-call demands for money

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Actually....

...go after the right's holders as well. They are receiving proceeds of crime. Maybe then they may clean up their acts and vet who they "employ" on their behalf.

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Your PHONE is slowly KILLING YOU

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Re: He must be several tera-furlongs out of his skull

This is the US remember, so they measure things in medieval language, you know, 32,000 pounds of thrust, 27 quarts of water and 2 1/2 donkeys of storage.

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US taxmen won't say WHY they're probing Microsoft. So Redmond is suing the IRS

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Re: More hmm...

"I will show my drivers lisence when asked by the police, or should I rather ask him why he needs to see it."

It's a crap analogy but to humour you, in the UK the police need reasonable cause to pull you over, so if they have pulled you over without stating why, then you have every right to question them and refuse to answer the questions until they give a good reason.

However, as a business, if it gets out that you are being investigated by the tax authorities, the is a VERY good chance it will hit your share price. If you have no ideas why, then how can you prepare at least a canned statement.

A better analogy is the police coming into your house, having a good look round, but not telling what they are looking for and why.

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Didn't see any mention of Google or Starbucks?

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Mighty Blighty broadbanders beg: Let us lay cable in BT's, er, ducts

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Re: Are Ofcom a complete waste of space?

Had a similar one, but my engineer was quite good. There had been some dodgy rewiring by either a previous engineer or the previous home owner, either way it wasn't going to work. He agreed to rip out the old crap, knackering the multiple extensions upstairs, but leaving me with a decent master box downstairs.

So in my case BT were pretty good.

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'Snoopers' Charter IS DEAD', Lib Dems claim as party waves through IP address-matching

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Re: won't somebody please think of the children!

"For example, it can be used to identify a child who has threatened over social media to commit suicide."

So pro-actively monitoring children's posts on social media are we? Perverts!

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Re: It's not nesessary the evil

@ Tom dial:

"If that is true you should have no difficulty listing three or four examples related specifically to telecommunications provisions like those authorized by section 215 of the US Patriot Act or mentioned in the article."

This has fuck all to do the the Patriot ACT, you have the wrong country. I know we are the US' bitch, but hell, learn where the UK is.

but as you demand "three or four examples"

Eat this:

http://www.itv.com/news/story/2012-08-22/councils-using-terror-laws-to-snoop-on-the-public/

Just search for RIPA abuses for hundreds more.

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Re: It's not nesessary the evil

Three letters

IRA.

I had a friend injured by the IRA in a blast in London and he is a VERY staunch defender of human rights and is a active member of Amnesty and Privacy International.

I also was stood next to a car bomb in Birmingham just a minute or two before it (unsuccessfully) went off. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/1636919.stm). Do I think that because of that I think every bit of information should be gathered up on everyone? No. As pointed out, this is for Terrorists and Peado's, oh and victims of cybercrime, oh and trolling, oh and those that illegally download music and films, oh what about TV license evaders, yes, oh and benefit cheats, hey, why not those that haven't paid a parking fine, and those that watch that beheading on YouTube....yes I know it may be a 13 year old kid but they MAY become radicalised (don't really care if it is a white catholic girl, doesn't matter, they MAY become radicalised).

Successive governments have a PROVEN track record of mission creep, give them an inch and they will take a mile.

I have nothing to hide, but doesn't mean I want every faceless civil servant knowing what I do.

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New Snapchat Snapcash service inspires amateur PORN STARS

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hmmm

Have you paid for any sexy selfies using Snapcash? Are you offering any? Get in touch and let us know.

Make sure to enclose any photos you may of screen grabbed to errr.... verify the information supplied.

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Cloud unicorns are extinct so DiData cloud mess was YOUR fault

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Re: I've been sayin' it!

Sorry Trevor, did you say something?

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Re: The Cloud is just somebody else's computers

Would you give 'somebody else' your wallet or front door keys

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Ahhh the Internet of Things. Cloud for 2015

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Let's vote on breaking up Google, say MEPs with NO power to do any such thing

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WTF?

errr......where have you been for the last few years?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19798576

but since then:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/838c8e60-75f6-11e3-b028-00144feabdc0.html#axzz3JzWaT4rB

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Hmmmm

"“The increased politicisation of the Google competition investigation is deeply troubling," said Ed Black, president of the Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) an international not-for-profit body dedicated to "enhancing society’s access to information and communications"

Whose members just so happen to contain all three of the major search engine companies.

https://www.ccianet.org/about/members/

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Businessman takes Google to High Court to block online abuse from search results

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Re: A bit strange...

Unfortunately reg seems to have little more info than an RSS feed on this one.

For once the BBC has a more informative article. To get the general idea:

"Posted to what? A website? Then he should go after the web sit. Twitter? Then go after them."

"The businessman claimed there were more than 3,600 websites containing abusive and untrue material about him"...."He was seeking a legal order to force Google to take steps to prevent the abusive posts being processed in search"

This is different to the right to be forgotten, he is after a block on incorrect information, not out of date information.

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Coming clean: Ten cordless vacuum cleaners

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Have you seen some of the comments? It's not just the photo's that are still stuck in the 50's. I do the vacuuming and the ironing in our house, no big deal.

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You stupid BRICK! PCs running Avast AV can't handle Windows fixes

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Microsoft, with the latter company most often felt to be in the wrong.

Darn, how how could they not test the billions of combinations of software and hardware out there before releasing a patch. id1ots!

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'Regin': The 'New Stuxnet' spook-grade SOFTWARE WEAPON described

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Oh god...

...that's another 10% CPU Symantec are going to use....quick pass me another 4 cores.

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Renewable energy 'simply WON'T WORK': Top Google engineers

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Re: I seem to remember

some Geothermal is used in the UK. I've been to farms and some larger house country house use it. The issue is you usually have to sink a bloody great bore hole into the ground and then pump the heat out. This isn't that big an issue, the issue is getting the machinery there in the first place.

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Euro digi chief 'H-dot' #twitterfail: 'My favourite app is the weather app'

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“Was anyone actually able to follow the chat in English?”

No, it's Twitter, it's always utter gibberish.

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Privacy bods offer GOV SPY VICTIMS a FREE SPYWARE SNIFFER

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Re: Of course...

what about those of us that haven't followed the link but have read the article? Is reading the article like reading Mein Kampf and Mao's Little Red Book?

What if I only skim read it? Does that count?

Help!

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