* Posts by Lost all faith...

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It's 2015 and a text file can hack your Apple Watch. IS THIS THE FUTURE YOU WANTED?

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WTF?

Wow...

"and a new "nightstand" mode to display a clock face while the Watch is charging at night."

A watch that shows the time.

I'm stunned at this "innovation"

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Eight things people forget when buying infrastructure

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" if you want redundancy have two machines in one location then use them to "hit off" against each other, "

This room has big boys in, you may want to think about being so clever.

we have 1000+ servers (excluding VM's) across multiple countries. You may not want to "hit off" (whatever the fuck that means) for that many servers , for the sake of an LO module.

Explain to a customer why you have to travel to godforsaken land land to press a power switch because the server has become completely unresponsive and it will be up again tomorrow once we've pressed the power button.

Guess you've never heard of 5 9's SLAs?

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Re: Interesting article

And the odd one that thinks SSH and WoL is a replacement for a Light On card

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Ouch! Microsoft sues recycling firm over 70K stolen Office licenses

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Charity?

https://www.tt-exchange.org/partner_catalogues/by_donor/ms_title_groups/Office%20Suite

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Re: But why?

Possibly this?

https://products.office.com/en-us/buy/product-key-card

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Subscribe to your free El Reg newsletter and save 95% on Wired (UK) mag

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Re: Dead Trees

Some people HATE reading stuff, especially long articles, on screen.

Yes I'm "guilty" of printing out PDFs.

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Crash Google Chrome with one tiny URL: We cram a probe in this bug

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SRWare IRON

I agree, has no effect on Iron.

Wonder what bit of crap is in the other Chromium based browsers that is not in Iron?

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It's alive! Farmer hides neglected, dust-clogged server between walls

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Re: "The farm decided to go with a more modern, off-the-shelf software solution."

It's actually not that hard to buy (or build) fan-less systems, then you can run a stripped back OS and your good to go.

After all, haven't seen many smart phones with 5" fans on the back.

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Microsoft to splurge $75m on computer training for kids

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Re: $75 M? Not so much a donation...

The phrase is Vocal Minority

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Re: Maybe they need to quit hiring all of those H1-B visa people

Or skill the kids so they don't have to import the talent.

See what I did there?

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Patch Bugzilla! Anyone can access your private bugs – including your security vulns

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Re: A few days ago...

I heard from a bloke in a pub, that his sisters mates father-in-law, knew this guy that once heard that a friend knew of someone that had the same thing happen in Gmail....makes you wonder....

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Microsoft has developed its own Linux. Repeat. Microsoft has developed its own Linux

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Re: ACS?

Or the Australian Computing Society, what with it running on computers.

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Apple VICTORY: Old Samsung phones not sold any more can't be sold any more

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Re: I missed that one!

Hol crap...in researching my own post, have you seen this one!

http://www.google.com/patents/US8671023

Google patenting the "Contact Us" link, with the word "advertising" in it!

FFS

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I missed that one!

", algorithm to turn telephone numbers and URLs in text into links, a"

So hyperlinks and click to call?

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BBC Micro:bit delayed by power supply SNAFU

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Missed deadlines....

....quality control issues......

So it is just like the 80's computing revolution all over again!

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Sharp's new TV has over 7,000 lines of pixels – but there's NOTHING TO WATCH

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Meh

I remember seeing 4k screens for £89,0000

So give it a few years and it will be "only" £1k

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Re: I don't care about content

You could try this puppy...

http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/visual-computing-appliance-uk.html

Seriously, you use 4x HDMI's, so normal Quadro's will do the job, the same as you'd use for a video wall.

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I'm sure it won't be long....

...before Big Buck Bunny is in 8K

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NASA reveals secret 1970s SPACE PANTS

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Helvetica Medium Font....

...there's a blast from the past, no doubt applied using Letraset transfers.

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Shedload of security bugs squashed in iOS 9 – what the hell went wrong with iOS 8?

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"iOS 9 is the new supermodel."

Looks pretty on the outside, but in reality is shallow, unoriginal and vacuous?

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Game CARTRIDGES make a comeback ... for smartmobes

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The kids used to have an Innotab.

Downloaded games, about £2.99 a time.

Cartridges about £25 a time.

Guess how many cartridges we bought?

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NATS climbs into the cloud to fight legacy software snafus

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WTF?

Is this one of those "Private" clouds...

...that used to be called data centres?

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Uber is killing off iconic black cabs, warns Zac Goldsmith

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Meh

"London (and other cities) is best served by having a range of options, "

So by that very argument, Uber should be allowed then.

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NATO gets a front-door to look for Microsoft backdoors

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Re: Microsoft's bug-ridden software is used in US Military systems?

Good idea, show me a version of Linux, BSD or Unix that is bug free.

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Chipzilla has its knockers … and now they’re cool in this venting sports bra

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WTF?

The worlds first digital mirror?

I take it these guys don't know about the ones that have been around since 2010?

Hint Intel, try looking on youtube.

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EE: Yes, our broadband service is a total clusterf**k – but we promise to improve

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As an ex-orange customer....

...that had to file a small claim action against them before they even admitted an issue, it does not surprise me.

Apparently setting up the much touted VoIP service for free calls was extremely difficult and technical and needs specialist equipment to do any sort of fault finding.

Guess what my job is...

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This new new chip will self-destruct in less than 10 seconds

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Well...

that'll be 5 years in the pokey when UK PC plod demands access to your device and you genuinely can't let them

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Journos to be spared replacement by robots, BBC claims

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RobotsButlers

no way will they swap out my Monkey for one of those soulless things.

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IPv6 is great, says Facebook. For us. And for you a bit, too

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Black Helicopters

Facebook love IPv6

Because even if you turn off your location services, we'll be pretty sure we know where you posted it from.

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It's not broadband if it's not 10 Mbps, says Ovum

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Re: According to Akamai!

You may as well add Cloudflare, but we don't expect you telling us how great it is blocking it on this forum.

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Students! Graduates! Win £10,000 with the Cyber 10K challenge

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Is the word "cyber"

only used by the military and government these days?

I keep expecting Sandra Bullock to leap into action and save the day.

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World finally ready for USB-bootable OS/2

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Joke

OS/2 was around when Shoreditch was just another London shithole. Whereas now it's a trendy London shithole.

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Ahhh OS/2 Warp

the joys of watching the install fail at disk 237 (well it seemed that way).

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Who the hell is still using Lyft? And why put up with junk texts 'n' calls, huffs FCC

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I would think people have complained, that's how it came to their attention.

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Disney's light-bulb moment: build TCP into LEDs for IoT comms

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WTF?

And we need this for..

what exactly?

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It's 2015 and miscreants are still trying to dupe you with fake BSoDs

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Re: Missed!

"BSoD.

Ah, ye olde world computing.

Sorry guys, wrong target.

I use Linux and Noscript."

I can testify by Linux box currently suffers a BSoD on every boot since upgrading.

Granted it's Black Screen of Death, but hey ho.

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GCHQ wants to set your passwords. In a good way

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As many have said, password polices on the whole are shit.

Some genuine ones I've had.

Must be between 6 and 12 characters long (a Bank FFS)

One uppercase and one number. Password1 is "strong" same when it come to 1 upper case and one special, so Password! is good to go.

One upper, one number and one special, excluding +-/\()[]{}|£

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Re: Dooesn't quite work for me

"The point of regularly changing passwords is to limit the length of exposure due to an undetected compromise."

I disagree, it's there purely to tick boxes and make feel better. After all if you cracked the first one, you can most likely guess the next one.

Password1

Password2

Password3

and so on.

I bloody hate password resets, nothing but a PITA.

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Outsourcing to 'play a part' in reducing £1bn police IT bill

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"idiotic elected police commissioners"

Would that be the ones who have told tax dodging management to stop using blue lighted cars?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/law-and-order/11844261/MPs-demand-inquiry-as-police-civilians-given-cars-with-blue-lights-and-sirens.html

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I can save a shitload of cash

Stop spying on innocent people, hoovering up as much biometric data as possible and deleting data you've been ordered to do.

Should save a few million in storage costs alone.

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Promise of ‘higher profits’ sees US targeted by Android PIN-locking ransomware

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Good for you.

And for 99.9999999% of the rest of the world, Google synch is probably a better option.

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'Major' outage at Plusnet borks Brits' browsing, irate folk finger DNS

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Outage this morning

Required router reboot. After that sites seemed to come back online over a few mins.

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Cuffed Texan woman holsters loaded gun IN VAGINA

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Re: Could that really have gone off?

You can have a bullet in the camber and not "cocked" i.e. hammer pulled back.

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Former Ashley Madison CTO 'threatens security blogger with libel action'

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So....

...is the libellous bit saying that it's a good idea to retain data even when you've paid for it to be deleted?

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Tech, telcos, and digital crusties gang up against the EU's Digital Single Market

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Lies, Lies and Politicians

I think both sides are bullshitting they "extensive" research.

Ask UK football fans if the want to see Albanian foot in the UK , most will say no.

Ask UK football fans if the want to see UK football in the UK at Albanian prices , most will say yes.

Ask Football fans living in Spain if they want to see UK football, some may yes

Ask UK Football fans living in Alacante in Spain if they want to see UK football, lots will say yes

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Well, what d'you know: Raising e-book prices doesn't raise sales

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Re: Shift to paper?

Also in the UK e-books incur a 20% VAT rate, paper books do not,.

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It's still 2015, and your Windows PC can still be pwned by a webpage

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Re: Anyone have a clue about...

Yes because Debian + Libre Office + Firefox never need security patches.

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Laminate this: Inside Argos' ongoing online (r)evolution

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Re: Not Yodels fault?

I've actually been sat behind the door putting my shoes on when they posted the card on. The look of terror on his face was priceless when I asked him why he hadn't knocked. He spluttered he had at which point I pointed out if he had, he would have the parcel in his hand.

A lot of looking at shoes at muttering apologies whilst he shuffled off to the van proceeded.

However in their defence (as my dad used to be a delivery driver) it's management / company share holders are the problem, when you have about 30 seconds to deliver, providing there are no delays on your journey, you can hardly blame the guys.

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Google lets CAPTCHA-busters back into Play digital bazaar

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ha teach those stupid users...

...to tick the box to allow downloads from 3rd party sites. Stupid brain dead morons users deserve everything they get.

http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2015/09/08/pr0n_app_takes_blackmail_pics_ransom/

cough <hypocrites> cough

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Wileyfox Swift: Brit startup budget 'droid is the mutt's nuts

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Finally....

...an Android phone worth considering.

I tried Cyanogen on a Sony and pretty much ruined it (I couldn't even power it off (it kept powering back on!), but as this is designed to use it, it's got a good chance of working well.

Good luck to them.

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