* Posts by Lost all faith...

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Two-speed Android update risk: Mobes face months-long wait

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Mushroom

One problem..

...where in the graph is NEVER?

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UK IT consultant subject to insane sex ban order mounts legal challenge

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Re: Double negatives

"Just be glad they didn't ban him from taking a dump, eating or breathing."

That's next on the cards.

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Password strength meters promote piss-poor paswords

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Yes, but it's best to have a crap password for sites that don't employ any sort of security, such as posting on tech website forums.

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I'm in the wrong job!

Like many will say here, it's stating the bleeding obvious.

Password1! = Great

jodfnbjiobioebvjiowrbvhuirbkomefbjonerinbkowmbvjibefirkobjoernobneriobvjklfnbjonfon = Bad

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BT and Nokia slink off together, muttering about 5G tech

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I have 4G around 80mps on a BAD day and I live in Worcestershire

But then again, I can walk to the BT exchange and mobile towers in less than 2 minutes.

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Re: Nokia

Nokia have been doing carrier equipment for a very long time, along with Ericsson and Huwawei.

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Google hopes to sniff out OS X badware

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Re: Santa has an interesting anagram

See, Google once again copying Microsoft.

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Microsoft promises free terrible coffee every month you use Edge

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Re: Whoa, hold on there!

So you have to use Edge, on mobile, to qualify?

And give up all privacy while doing so?

You mean Chrome on Android doesn't do that?

Oh sorry forgot, they are all as bad as each other.

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English Uber alles in London taxis? No way, TfL – taxi app titan

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"And I wont mention the one Vauxhall Zafira a friend got in to that had on one side the Uber sign and right next to it the sign for a local cab company. Again, against Ubers rules."

Many of the Cab company cars are also Uber drivers. I often see both markings on the cars.

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Re: Shut the door on the way out

Ah the "knowledge".

Is that the bizarre thing where I can't get a cab to go from one side of a bridge to another, yet somehow I can get a taxi from Birmingham to Worcester, via to other two other towns on the way, with no problem at all?

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CERN staff conduct 'human sacrifice' at supercollider site

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Dear Daily Mail...

...I'm highly offended my the video I haven't watched and a demand everyone is sacked, just after being forced to make a pointless apology. I demand that it is removed from YouTube and it's the BBC's fault that the migrants are forcing us to have bi-weekly bin collections. You want to see what videos like this do to house prices!

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Cisco axes up to 5,500 workers in scramble to remain relevant

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Re: silver lining

@tbijlsma

So things like light bulbs that can only use the vendors own after a firmware update was forced on the users

Or the baby monitors that are hacked and spy on people?

Or how about the door locks that have such poor security you can open them without even touching them?

Ooo how about the cars speed and steering controls than can be remotely controlled?

"Your car is a big expensive IoT "thing" that needs connectivity and it needs it globally."

Your right, for the last 100+ years it's been completely impossible to travel to another country without the car being completely rebuilt. That trip to France was a nightmare, the engine was stripped down, the wheels had to be replaced and a whole new interior was fitted, just so it would work. And then I had to do all the same, just to come back. Nightmare!

Oh wait, no it worked absolutely fine.

And prat tell, what will be the resale value on the car when it no longer works because it's running Android version and google dropped all support for it in 2018. Your SatNav no longer works, the in car entertainment refuses to play and the remote start doesn't work with any phone made after 2017.

Welcome to pointless tat.

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Re: silver lining

You may have more knowledge than me but the quote...

"and further invest in key priority areas such as security, IoT, collaboration"

Kind of show they are not culling the IoT shite.

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Ford announces plans for mass production of self-driving cars by 2021

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Re: Exciting times

@Tony S.

That technology already is available today and has been around for a long time. It's called a Taxi.

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Happy Anniversary: What’s new, what’s missing in Microsoft’s giant mobile update

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I just wish that MS would come out and say.

We are NOT going to make hardware again, but several vendors are. We will be supporting the hardware and design development for at least the next 5 years.

Then we wouldn't have this crazy situation where no one know if there will be another phone out next year.

There are several nice and original Chinese phones out there, but there seems to be no decent advertising or commitment from MS.

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Ad-blocking ‘plateaus’, claims hopeful ad industry

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Re: I'm ok with this

This way we can all continue to enjoy free websites. (Except the windows user's who get pwned)

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/15/android_trojan_abuses_google_adsense/

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/17/android_marcher/

Just for balance.

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Drones, blockchain still hype

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Ooo I love Gartner reports.....

..it's a great way of finding our what pointless bit of shit our directors will want, without knowing what it exactly is and how we will use it.

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LinkedIn sues 100 information scrapers after technical safeguard fail

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Re: I dont have a Linkedin account

"Next thing I know, I've logged in, and every single one of my email contacts comes up with LinkedIn asking me if I wanted to ask them to connect with me."

We'll you've clearly saved you password and you've agreed in the past to let them have access to you contacts.

I know, as mine asks for my password every time and there is a big banner asking me to enter my email address and permission to use my contacts.

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Re: Unique IP's were used for every fake user or no IP checks...?

~ How did the slurpers mask their IP's, using infinite VPN's??? Either way, it seems like an unforgivable oversight by 'Linked-Out'.

A basic bot-net will give you access to a few tens of thousands of unique ip address.

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Re: Various and sundry

You mean that guy in Dubai I'd never heard of didn't actually want to connect with me?

I don't care if you have 2000 other people connected, you want to connect with me for no reason, you get blocked and reported as spam.

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Google AdSense abused to distribute Android spyware

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@FF22

OK we get it, you work for, or profit from advertising agencies.

But here is the fact. If you idiots had simply kept to static ads, this sort of crap would never happened. But oh no, you idiots decide that we wanted full screen, bandwidth hogging. video playing crap shoved down our throats.

You have this insane idea that pissing people off is the best way to reach market....look they ARE clicking ad's, but are to stupid to realise that most times it's accidental, people desperately trying to get rid of the shit being forced upon us.

Don't you muppets realise the most click ads are the most simple (Google & Bing search results), not some 50mb video with some shite music blaring out, all because I had the nerve to scroll down the page.

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London cops waste £2.1m on thought crime unit – and they want volunteer informers

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Re: Sad state of the UK

If you have nothing to hide....

You've led a really boring life.

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Dear Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe

You are a hypocritical, over paid, headline grabbing muppet.

"https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/oct/14/met-police-chief-cuts-safety-public"

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3391986/Met-Police-chief-orders-65-000-Range-Rover-despite-warning-budget-cuts-leave-country-risk-criminals-terrorists.html

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More gums than Jaws: Greenland super-sharks live past 400 years old

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WTF?

Re: The Greenland shark [...] can grow to over 400 years old

A Merkin? Ever actually looked up what one of those are?

Hint: it a wig, but not for your head.

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Re: Typical specimen is older than America

Sorry, have I stumbled into the Daily Mail forum by mistake?

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DIY bank account raiding trojan kit touted in dark web dive bars

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Re: Why aren't our various national police and spy agencies setting up buying and selling stings?

The word you are looking for is entrapment.

Plus if you start peddling malware, you yourself are committing an offence. It all gets very murky.

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Russian sports doping whistleblower fears for safety after hack

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I just wish he'd learn the function of the shift key.

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Russia is planning to use airships as part of a $240bn transport project

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Re: ...helium currently comes from natural gas..."

" As for the fire thing - it was the fabric of the Hindenberg that burned, the hydrogen was incidental at best"

It was covered in canvas, with several doping agents. However none of these are highly flammable (please don't start quoting rubbish about powdered aluminium and iron oxide).

You may as well say pouring petrol on a cotton t-shirt on and lobbing a match on it, the resulting fire was caused by the t-shirt.

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Odd you mention Iron Maiden (as linked above as well). They must love their airships:

"Following investment from the British government and a number of other backers, including Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson, it has now been assembled."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/airlander-10-airship-worlds-largest-aircraft-gets-off-the-ground-a6946201.html

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Re: 1957: Russia is planning to launch an artificial satellite

Something like this?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/airlander-10-airship-worlds-largest-aircraft-gets-off-the-ground-a6946201.html

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Microsoft’s stealth scripting engine arrives on Android

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Re: Why?

"I know one thing for sure and that I will never install any app that spies on me for MS on my phone"

Ahhh someone that prefers Google to slurp all your data.

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How do you securely exchange encrypted-decrypted-recrypted data? Ask Microsoft

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And Microsoft.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/02/09/researchers_break_homomorphic_encryption/

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Thieves can wirelessly unlock up to 100 million Volkswagens, each at the press of a button

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Re: Quick Release or build it like it is in my head

"detachable steering wheels are quite a common site for kit cars and some classic cars"

Mine was locked to the roll bar and spare wheel by a bad ass lock and chain.

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Adblock Plus blocks Facebook's ad-blocker buster: It's a block party!

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Re: The 'We thought you might like' conundrum

I can top that...

Ex-wife was a social worker.

Bought a book on sexual exploration and modern slavery...

My ad's then consisted of BDSM books and accessories.

One quick email to Amazon and a very apologetic email back....and the ads very quickly disappeared..

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Linux malware? That'll never happen. Ok, just this once then

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Re: 'ignoring all the dam warnings'

Good point. That said, at least I know how to use the reply button.

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Re: How is this a Linux issue?

"Nine times out of ten these pieces of junk will simply not work without full admin rights, or if they do they don't work correctly."

Right Click "Run As Admin"

Heck even create an account for that application. Edit shortcut. Set to Run As....

Been doing that since XP.

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Re: How is this a Linux issue?

The same way that many "Windows" issues are caused by people ignoring all the dam warnings and running as full admin.

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$200,000 for a serious iOS bug? Pfft, we'll give you $500,000, says exploit broker Exodus

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Re: Good.

So should a zero day is found in Linux in 2017 that exposes all web-servers to root access, who's going to stump up the $5 million to beat it?

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Linux security backfires: Flaw lets hackers inject malware into downloads, disrupt Tor users, etc

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Re: Won't you think of the children?

And they have a totally different style of teaching.

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/11ed77a2-14eb-11e5-9509-00144feabdc0.html#axzz4H1ml1Wme

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Idiot flies drone alongside Flybe jet landing at Newquay Airport

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Re: MALWARE ALERT!

That's embarrasing...

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Hilton hotels' email so much like phishing it fooled its own techies

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FAIL

If it asks for details and has a link

It's a scam.

End Of.

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Brexit Britain: HP Sauce vs BBC.co.uk – choices that defined voters

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Ironic...

...that HP sauce is made in the Netherlands.

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Your mission, should you accept it, is to use cheap VMs before they self-destruct

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Re: Let's translate this..

The only ones that can compete are AWS and MS.

Choose your poison.

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Excellent...

..my short term phishing scam now costs even less to run.

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UK local govt body blasts misleading broadband speed ads

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Go

Simple.

Top 10% average = Speed A

Bottom 10% average = Speed B

Overall Average = Speed C

This has to be done for each area covered by a particular exchange.

Oh and upload speed averages as well please.

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Facebook to forcefeed you web ads, whether you like it or not: Ad blocker? Get the Zuck out!

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Re: I'm wondering

@tnovelli

"Not that I care; I was using it a little but deleted my account this year."

No you didn't you merely hid it from view.

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Funny story, this. UK.gov's 'open banking app revolution'. Security experts not a fan of it

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So...

...Mrs Old Mrs Miggings will not only loose everything in her Current account, but also her savings account and her ISA

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Hybrid cloud: Deciding the right mix for your workloads

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Re: You're very trusting

I can pretty much guarantee Microsoft have better DDoS protection than 99% of businesses, unless they themselves are front-ended by someone else.

Even a low grade DDoS will take out most business connections.

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Oracle Java patch problem? Browsium rolls management fix

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Java runs on 97 per cent of PCs in the enterprise

Oh how I wish I could dump the sack of shit...

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Vodafone bins line rental charges as it moves onto TalkTalk's turf

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Re: Only Virgin for me

I agree, I can get 70mb with BT or 2mb with Virgin (at twice the price)

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