* Posts by Lost all faith...

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Want to go green like Apple, but don't have billions in the bank?

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Go one better

"Something simple like changing the lightbulbs from fluorescent tubes to LEDs can make a noticeable difference when, in the case of 4D-DC, you have 148 to deal with. In that situation it halved the cost of lighting and reduced the heat load created."

Why have lights on at all?

You only need them on when you are working in there. Even then only light the area you are in.

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Default admin password, weak Wi-Fi, open USB ports ... no wonder these electronic voting boxes are now BANNED

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Re: "...lack basic security measures against physical and electronic incursions."

Why does it need a full-fat operating system.....

Windows XP Embedded 2002

Hardly full fat.

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WW2 German Enigma machine auctioned for record-breaking price

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And should Cameron win...

...the police will be round with a sledgehammer to smash it up.

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Chrome version 42 will pour your Java coffee down the drain: Plugin blocked by default

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Re: Great.

"And Javascript - which I see is still fully supported in Chrome 42...."

I really hope you are joking and not that stupid?

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Re: Firefox

You don't have to use Java for HP's these days, you can use .net as well.

Feel free to choose which one you want to lock into.

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The Internet of things is great until it blows up your house

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Is this a joke article?

"running an app that uses its camera to scan a QR code printed on a fabric care tags. This QR code contains all of the care information for that article of clothing,""

So the picture of an iron with some dots on is too hard? Or the machine icon with a 30 degree symbol.

Sledge hammer and nuts.

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What's that THUD sound? It's your Lumia's best feature after unflashing Windows 10

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I think that is the issue, the hard reset is not working.

Just to balance things, I've had the same with an Android phone where it "died" with the little dead robot and the button combos just failed to work.

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Labour policy review tells EU where to stuff its geo-blocking ban

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Meanwhile....

...those that don't care for the pro's of Geo-blocking will download the content for free and they all lose.

They need to sort something out.

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Revealed: The AMAZING technology behind Apple's $1299 Retina MacBooks – a lot of glue

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Re: "Sir Jony's juice"

" 5+ year old Macbook in to them (failed HDD) and they replaced (and re-installed OS X and showed how to restore from Time Machine)"

They removed a removable part. That is not what is being discussed here.

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How does this pass EU battery regulations?

" In the latter case, as an obligatory minimum treatment requirement, batteries and accumulators should be removed from the collected waste electrical and electronic equipment. "

Make sure you dump your old, kit, especially if not working, at your nearest Apple store.

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Stateside security screeners sacked for squeezing 'sexy' sacks

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Can't charge...what rubbish.

So if someone had photos of themselves having sex with minors, or killing someone on a video, but in each case the victims face was covered, they couldn't be charged?

Thought so.

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D-Link router patch creates NEW SOHOpeless vuln

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Re: FOSS that you can rely on

"...but I prefer to buy devices where I can actually patch any vulnerabilities and recompile the firmware."

And for the other 99.999999999999% of the worlds population?

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EU bods Oetti and Ansip: We must digitise EVERYTHING

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Re: here we go:

So your saying, you are going to follow your local stores just in case there is an offer you may want that day?

Talk about noise.

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here we go:

"...use of digital tech such as mobile, social media, cloud, big data,while 41 per cent say they are not using any of them."

Yup the local green grocers, newsagents, farmer, butchers. They need all those, especially big data.

One day we will wake up and go "where did it all go wrong?"

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Android lands on Microsoft's money-machine island fortress

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Re: Almost any OS

Lets not forget the outrage caused when Win8 ARM devices were secure boot (Intel versions it was optional).

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The OS is not so relevant as before as here is the KEY bit:

"NCR reckons it went back to the drawing board – to get off the upgrades and support treadmill and a thin-client using Android was the answer."

Thin client. So almost any OS would have done.

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Google’s plan for WORLD DOMINATION takes shape. And it begins with a patent

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I'm impressed.

Work-Force Management for Robots.

How novel.

Next same patents but for autonomous Taxis, Lorrys, trains and so on.

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Life after Nokia: Microsoft Lumia 640 budget WinPho blower

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Re: why

Why would I want a 120 landfill Android phone that has millions of useless apps and costs £60 a year after year one (in addition to mobile contracts of course)

Why would I want an os that is so inflexible I have to change to what it does.

Why would I want a phone that's going to superseded by a new one next week and this one bargain bin landfill?

TFTFY

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Re: ...And yet:

Do you really need it on a phone with a 5 inch sceen? Really?

So long they get the lag down, it's a bit of a non-issue.

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Re: GUI madness

I really like the Winphone GUI, it feels weird at first, but once you get to it, Android and IoS feel so damn clunky. There are still some oddities, but I find it the "nicest" to use by far.

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SMACK! EU set to hit Google with 'abuse of dominance' rap

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Re: Huh?

And Microsoft gave it's browser and "standards" dominance on it's desktop and made it hard for others to compete. What was the issue there?

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It's 2015 and a RICH TEXT FILE or a HTTP request can own your Windows machine

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I don't think the issue is the release of patches, but the sheer size of them.

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Selfie sticks BANNED by Apple: No hipster tools' tools allowed at WWDC

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Can someone sum up the article for me...

..I keep getting to

""The App Store ignited an app ecosystem that is simply amazing, forever changing the lives of customers and creating millions of jobs worldwide,""

I then have to run to the toilet and vomit.

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Don't collect bugs, invest in fly-spray says bug bounty operator

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It makes sense

pay over and over to get the service, or pay once and fix yourself.

Ah yeah the old CapEx vs Opex rearing it head again.

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Yahoo! adopts! Ceph! to! underpin! Flickr!, plans! storage-as-a-service! service!

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Well it needs all that space...

...to store all the animated gifs, flash videos and pictures of Kim Kardashen it uses to fill it "news" pages.

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Bloke hits armadillo AND mother-in-law with single 9mm round

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Re: @Chris G.... Doh!

I thought that as it states that the critter died....well if it did indeed bounce off, I'd expect it to have some nasty bruising, but not much more.

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Help! We need to pick a platform for our desert adventure

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As posted above, I've and ITX with this (total cost about £60 from fleabay for the bits).

The Lite version is OK, but is it is light. For example, torrent sites are not blocked and porn is hit and miss. So for torrents, feel free to manually add about 100 domains, to minimize the availability. It's a bit of a workaround rather than a fix. The paid for version is quite expensive for a annual running cost and is not really suited for this size set up.

I'm still setting it up (this is a new set up, but used it in the past), so will need to try this little known trick (Google really do hide this)

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Turn on SafeSearch VIP

To force SafeSearch for your network, you’ll need to update your DNS configuration. Set the DNS entry for www.google.com (and any other Google ccTLD country subdomains your users may use) to be a CNAME for forcesafesearch.google.com.

We will serve SafeSearch Search and Image Search results for requests that we receive on this VIP.

https://support.google.com/websearch/answer/186669?hl=en-GB

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Re: OK lets rewind...

I've never had an issue on the many machines I've run it on, however I have found that you should allow the home page onto the allowed list as it can be laggy to start with.

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OK lets rewind...

..Is this a registered charity?

If so you then can get yourself along to TT-exchange and get yourself some stupidly cheap licenses.

If you DO decide to go windows, what about K9 protection on the pc's? Dead cheap, hosted in the cloud and rock solid.

https://www.tt-exchange.org/partner_catalogues

Or

you could get Untangle running on a micro-itx box (dual NIC's required) and install the "Lite" versions + say webcache addon. Although the content filter is nowhere near as good as say K9's unless you use the paid for versions, it still does a much better job in my experience than the like of OpenDNS family filters, which is piss easy to get around.

https://www.untangle.com/untangle-ng-firewall/applications

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Conservative manifesto: 5G, 'near universal' broadband and free mobes for PC Dixon

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Re: So.....

It's all bollocks. If they fail to meet the targets, they'll just pretend it never happened or it's because of <insert opposition party>

How about this.

For everything we fail to deliver on, each person that voted for us can punch me in the face.

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This open-source personal crypto-key vault wants two things: To make the web safer ... and your donations

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WTF?

Re: More anonymity for criminals and terrorists

So you have no issue with the Police rocking up and rifling through your cupboards and drawers, just in case y'know?

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Dev gives HBO free math tips to nail Game of Thrones pirate leakers

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I've always thought of:

Just modify a couple of pixels (not together) in a couple of frames slightly, each unique to the release.

Not sure how compression would affect it though.

A bit like the yellow dots on laser printers.

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El Reg offers you the chance to become a Master Investor – for free

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Sound good....

...how much will the time-share cost again?

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HOT HOVERSHIP-ON-HOVERSHIP ACTION: SpaceX ready for barge boing

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Plan B

Slap a load of bad ass hydro-jets to the platform and get this into place...pronto!

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Activist investor Jana Partners calls for Qualcomm break-up

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Shock!

Read all about it.

"Investors" want to asset strip and sell off business for quick profit.

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Soil and sand harden as SPEEDING MISSILES and METEORS SLAM into GROUND – boffins

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WTF?

Am I really missing something?

Or is this pretty basic schoolboy physics?

Push you had slowly on a thick liquid it goes in easily, smack it hard and your more likely to break your hand then go in deeply.

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Microsoft, Fujitsu team in Internet of Lettuce effort

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You may be surprised to find a huge quantity of lettuces are not grown in fields.

Here is a typical lettuce "field"

http://www.suntec.co.nz/SaladbookCentre%20cover%20shot.jpg

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Bored with Blighty? Relocation lessons for the data centre jetset

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Re: Depresses me that consideration for UK areas...

There are loads of examples of large data centres outside of the London, heck, just look at the telco's.

It not hard to Google (oh look Ireland, Finland, Belgium and the Netherlands) and find loads out there from a few dozen racks to a few thousand.

If anything the one place in the UK NOT to put a DC is bloody London.

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Dell System Detect update vulnerability exposed

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FAIL

"I am getting rather fed up with these silly little start-up security firms blowing their own trumpets..."

F-secure

Founded in 1988

Over 1000 employees

Listed at NASDAQ OMX, Helsinki

25 offices around the globe

Revenue of €155 million and EBIT of €27 million in 2013

Can we have a Muppet icon?

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EU Commish mulls new bloc-wide rule on web content takedowns

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"Leaving aside the fact that I'm paying for a contract, which I would assume would require me to be 18 or older, my operator still enabled it by default ...".

It's been a "legal" requirement to block Porn on mobile phones for a long,long time.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_censorship_in_the_United_Kingdom#Mobile_Internet_censorship

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Bonking with Apple is no fun 'cos it's too hard to pay, say punters

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Re: I'm puzzled by these attempts.

"The difference between this and the other types of payment service is that the merchant does not see your card details. Thus they can't track your shopping habits! For the likes of Tesco this is not good. I will very surprised if they sign up for apple Pay at launch."

Yes I'm even more surprised they accept that "Cash" thing, I mean that doesn't even have a unique WiFi / Bluetooth signal that can be tracked around the store.

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Google, Microsoft and Apple explain their tax tricks in Australia

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"What is the point of dodging the tax then?"

To kill off the competition and to strike deals to return some of the money, but only if the government promise to reduce the amount of tax they have to pay.

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A MILLION Chrome users' data was sent to ONE dodgy IP address

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WTF?

And how is this..

..much different to the thousands of other extensions and apps out there?

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Turkey PM bans Twitter, YouTube as 'tools of terrorist propaganda'

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Re: So....

I agree actually, those covering their faces in the west are clearly out to cause trouble and deserve everything they get.

http://a.abcnews.com/images/International/rt_G20_Protests_090402_ssh.jpg

http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2012/09/25/article-0-15343F87000005DC-416_634x418.jpg

https://www.wodumedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/A-demonstrator-scuffles-with-police-during-protests-outside-the-Bank-of-England-in-London-April-1-2009.-Riot-police-staged-baton-charges-to-try-to-disperse-several-hundred-protesters-gathered-around-the-Bank-of-England-in-the-hea.jpg

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Volvo V60 Polestar: Speak softly, carry a big stick, dress like a Smurf

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I see it appears to have a fault.

...an estate car without fold flat / double flip seats.

Why do manufacturers still do this? You load up a few items and create huge stress points at the fold.

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Because it's not an Audi or BMW?

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E-commerce enterprises gently told to update those protocols ... or else

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Re: you may alienate some

Crap how did you find out the Admin password to the internet?

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UK.gov: We want Britannia's mobe-enabled cars to rule the roads

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"I want a super 7 with no tech"

I dunno, some 7's (and their relatives) can be quite high tech. Carbon Fibre bodies, dual engines, even leccy ones if you want.

Still having a cheapo 7 style car destroy a Porsche or Ferrari around the track is always fun.

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You don't need an electronic handbrake for hill start assistance.

My car has hill start assist without it.

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