* Posts by Lost all faith...

3513 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

Sources! say! Twitter's! after! you! Yahoo!

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Re: Got to love those contracts

Nicly written, but clearly this CEO doesn't eat their own dog food.

Within 10 seconds of visiting Yahoo (with your ad-block turned off), you will soon see everything that is wrong with it.

You get reasonable news articles mixed in with a b-list celebs arses,both interspersed with ad's for miracle slimming pills and £1 laser eye treatments.

It really is the gutter press of the internet.

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Got to love those contracts

Mayer is in line for a $55m payout following the web company's sale.....with the company recording a loss of $99m - a 568 per cent drop from the previous year.

I wish I could get a 10th of that for fucking up so badly.

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Salesforce's data centre team 'fought' AWS cloud outsourcing

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Re: There is no way we are going to trust our electricity supply to a public grid

but we still have our own private supplies when the public grid goes belly up.

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Air-gapping SCADA systems won't help you, says man who knows

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Air-gapping won't work because nothing is air-gapped. So buy our product instead of air-gapping it.

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Lights! Camera! Infraction! Filmmakers behind 117 meeellion robocalls to shift DVDs

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Re: Note who's doing the enforcing.

meantime in blighty, Ofcom gets to play chocolate teapot whilst trading standards fiddle.

That's becuase trading standards have bugger all to do with nuisance calls and it's usually the ICO that do the fining (OFCOM work with the ICO on this sort of thing).

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Anti-phishing most critical defence against rife CEO email fraud

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Re: Do NOT even read emails, never mind answer them

We handle 2 million emails a DAY. Have 10's of thousands of customers, from thousands of businesses.

Good luck with your policy.

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Arrests for 'offensive' Twitter and Facebook messages up by a third

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Re: Power Mad

but of course saying "I'm going to come round your house and rape your mom and kill your kids", be it via social media, text or post, should be stamped on hard.

It's also a question of context.

"I'm going to kill you", could be a genuine death threat, or someone who's just had a round the world trip and a huge party given to them for their 60th, despite asking for no fuss.

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Is a $14,000 phone really the price of privacy?

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"Mobile security does not cost $14,000. Updated Android phones sport better security than ever, as does Apple's lot."

Apart from the constant tracking & phoning home that is.

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Swiss effectively disappear Alps: World's largest tunnel opens

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Re: Swiss efficiency

"Yep - like don't be in the EU."

Yes, all we need to do to be on a par is to double our wages so that we are able match the cost of living in Switzerland.

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Deloitte coughs up $11m to end claims it ripped off US govt with IT work

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Eek, just re-read my mangled post. Apologies to all.

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because that'show it works. What you think corporation are not more powerful than government this days? You think government works for the people?

Have you not read about or beloved HMRC being payed off?

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Milky Weigh: Galaxy in kg is...

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New BBC measurements today

The Kent Lorry park will be the same as 1 Disneyland.

The amount of rock removed from the new Alps tunnel is the same as XEgyptian pyramids (70 I think it was quoted)

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Brits don't want their homes to be 'tech-tastic'

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Skewed results

" however, 95 per cent have noticed its "benefits". A further 81 per cent said they had a "positive experience" with smart heating. "

That's because they are the sort of people that have actively gone out to fill a specific need.

As for the ones that didn't have a positive experience, just follow internetofshit current fun ones are the person that couldn't turn their lights on and another that was locked out of his house due to his router being down.

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Windows 10 zero day selling for $90,000

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Re: I would like to correct a phrase in that article..

Why would XP be OK?

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You don't need no STEEENKING GPU, says Intel

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Or no doubt..

...for the same cost of this chip, you employ a cheaper processor and a decent graphics card with far more power for this sort of job.

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ISS pump-up space podule fully engorged

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Re: CGI?

it's not an issue. As stated it's been folded up for 15 months, so they just need to build a space steam iron and it will all be sorted.

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Easy remote exploit drops for unpatchable power plant controller

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I'm not defending these....

...but maybe, just maybe they don't expect them to be put in with a direct internet feed, but have something hefty put in place.

We have plenty of devices with web interfaces, but they will never see an internet connection in their life.

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Re: Don't you get it ?

Well for starters you can use 2FA as the most basic method of stopping a "hacker that gleans a real admin's credentials" along with a dozen other proven methods.

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Google is the EU Remain campaign's secret weapon

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Samsung: Don't install Windows 10. REALLY

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Re: For Windows phone??

You honestly believe Chrome on the desktop is going to be compatible with every possible combination of hardware out there?

And to make Android a shining example of backward compatibility? Really?

Good luck getting an app designed for 5 to work perfectly on Android 3 with no major modifications.

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Re: What an absolute

And you can confirm they have 100% driver support?

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Dedupe, dedupe, dedupe dedupe dedupe... Who snuck in to attack Microsoft Edge?

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Re: Awaiting a "fix" from MSFT...

See, I rest my case.

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Re: Edge is secure?

As opposed to Chrome 1,2,3,4.... oh I can't be arsed, what is it now 9307?

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Re: Awaiting a "fix" from MSFT...

"Edit: Not sure why asking a question would earn us each a downvote.."

Standard thing. I think one person spends their entire day down voting.

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The Windows Phone story: From hope to dusty abandonware

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Re: "OEMs regularly complained..."

They could put their crap on, but unlike Android guff, it takes seconds to get rid of it.

I think I have 1 EE app on my phone and that's it.

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WinPhone? No PayPal, pal

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Just checked,,

..oh yeah it's installed.

No idea why Just uninstalled it.

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Swedish old timer pulls airsoft gun on broadband salesman

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Re: Welcome to Sweden

"One of the few countries worldwide where the domestic abuse stats show a majority of cases where men are beaten and assaulted by women and not the opposite."

Citation please.

Almost half of Swedish women will experience physical, sexual or psychological violence at the hands of men in their lifetime.

http://stopdomesticviolence.com.au/gender-neutrality-high-domestic-violence-rate-sweden/

"and tens of thousands of rapes and domestic violence incidents in a population of just nine million. “Violence against women remains a problem,"

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/film/7430122/The-dark-side-of-Swedish-society.html

In Sweden, 81 percent of women said they had been harassed at some point after the age of 15 - compared to the EU average of 55 percent.

http://www.thelocal.se/20140305/sweden-out-top-in-eu-domestic-violence-league

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Bank in the UK? Plans afoot to make YOU liable for bank fraud

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"Is it the bank for allowing the software to run or install on my computer or device with outdated software or browser?"

Is it the bank for forcing you to run with outdated software or browser?

TFTFY

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Judge torpedoes 'Tor pedo' torpedo evidence

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Hey Lodgie, the police have load of pics of nude kids seen by you. Not going to tell you how they got them, but we know you saw them.

See how it works?

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Craig Wilson just can't catch a break. Tries to leave HPE, finds self back again

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It reminds me of a friend of mine....

4 different companies, same desk and chair.

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Microsoft's Windows Phone folly costs it another billion dollars

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Re: Total fiasco

Anyone with a Lumia should consider themselves social failures.

Wow a sentence! I thought your limit would be Baa

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Re: The irony

Ironically, in fixing Windows 8 with Windows 10, they have fucked up Windows 8 phone, by making it into Windows 10!

I don't care about a gazillion fart apps, it has about 99% of what I want and it does some features way better than the others.

I don't like Android

I can't afford Apple.

Windows is a nice interface on the phone and does a lot of stuff very, very well.

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Bearded Baron Shugs hired by Gov.uk to get down with the kids

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Re: Baron who...?

I agree, I skim read it several times before I clicked on. Can't wait until our American cousins try to make any sense of this article.

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Pepper robot acts like real teenager, gets job at Pizza Hut

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Is phase 2

where you put them into clothes shops where they gather in a corner, trying to avoid all contact with humanity?

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Labour scores review of Snoopers' Charter's bulk powers from UK.gov

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Ha ha ha haaaa

That's like Satan checking that Cerberus is a suitable family pet.

Labour are only bitching because they didn't get to come up with it.

RIPA anyone?

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Booming sales of flippy detachables offers hope to glum PC market

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At which point...

...does a PC become not a PC?

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LinkedIn mass hack reveals ... yup, you're all still crap at passwords

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Re: Attitudes to risk

but by me using a crap password, I could tell everyone that I endure they are complete utter cocks, then blame it on the hack.

Win all round

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Salesforce slaps UK Enterprise customers with 40% price hike

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Re: WTF?

Unfortunately Omnichannel is a "standard" term.

It means you get hold of the same person / team regardless if you email, phone, text, Facebook, twitter or whatever.

360 views?

That's just marketing bollocks.

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Got a Fitbit? Thought you were achieving your goals? Better read this

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Re: Dr Disco

Let's not do Moby's 1000 then.

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From FitBits own site:

"With high-intensity interval training, P90X, boxing, or other activities where your wrist is moving vigorously and non-rhythmically, the movement may prevent the sensor from finding an accurate heart rate. Similarly, with exercises such as weight lifting or rowing, your wrist muscles may flex in such a way that the band tightens and loosens during exercise. Try relaxing your wrist and staying still briefly (about 10 seconds), after which you should see an accurate heart rate reading. Note that your tracker will still provide accurate calorie burn readings during these types of exercise by analyzing your heart rate trends over the course of the workout."

https://help.fitbit.com/articles/en_US/Help_article/Heart-rate-FAQs

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Malaysians using South African cards pinch US$12.7m in Japan

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I couldn't work out how they did that...

...then read:

The crims compromised the bank network to roll-back transactions while other crooks emptied ATMs.

And I still have no idea.

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India launches hypersonic space shuttle precursor

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Are we? You sure on that? Checked the facts?

"UK to halt financial aid to India from January 2016"

"India will not get financial aid from United Kingdom beginning 2016 ..."

"UK stops aid to India - Asian Voice"

"Britain Aid to India to End This Month - NDTV.com"

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Google still faces legal spat with SEO biz that claimed it was wiped from web

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After the vomit fest I got to:

"The main objective of our reviews & ratings is to assist our visitors in connecting with reputable vendors which historically have proven themselves capable of producing quality work. Each of the vendors featured within our database have been thoroughly examined in order to ensure the ratings are a reflection of the best vendors within the industry based on recent research and analysis, the latest client references, and the changing landscapes within the industries."

Why does these read, to me, as we'll find competitors ratings and fiddle the stats to make yours look as good.

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Hypersonic flight test hits Mach 7.5

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Does that mean...

...we've got to change the end of the world to a 2 minute warning?

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Modular phone Ara to finally launch

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Ah so it's like the desktop pc....

...a million combinations and yet 99% sold are all identical and never upgraded.

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The ‘Vaping Crackdown’ starts today. This is what you need to know

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Re: I predicted that about a year from when this started..

I predicted the Higgs Boson in 1952 and was proved right. Just look for an unsigned letter, as I didn't want people to know who I was.

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"...and maybe tobacco companies - not sure on that as I'm pretty sure they'd happily get into the market"

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2016/jan/04/british-american-tobacco-e-cigarette-wins-uk-medicine-licence

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Reavers! Google patent would affix pedestrians to car hoods

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So....

..20 mph impact. Large surface area of skin (especially in summer) in contact immediately stops.

Skin grafts for the rest of your life instead of a broken bone or two, if you're unlucky

These days (in Europe), bonnets and bumpers are designed to hit the leg in a certain place and then throw you roughly at the area just below the windscreen wipers.

We may complain about cars often looking the same, but a lot of the front end is designed to minimise pedestrian injury as much as possible.

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VMware flushes Windows vSphere client and Adobe Flash

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Re: VMWare flash future

That would be crazy, that's like Windows core running on Hyper-V. Totally mad!

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Re: Ouch. That's got to sting.

"To have such a close partner abandon their Windows client altogether in preference for a browser based solution available on every platform has got to hurt."

I think MS don't really worry about a (relatively) little used client application for a rival to their own product.

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