* Posts by Lost all faith...

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Blighty starts pumping out 12-sided quids

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Re: counterfeit pound coins

"The problem of counterfeits wasn't exactly helped by the mint introducing almost as many designs as there were coins in circulation"

That's part of the anti-counterfeiting measures, less for us mortals, but often the design on the sides of fakes doesn't match the design on the faces.

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Re: Parking and Vending Machines

"parents everything I was spending, I'd have been far healthier and more careful with my money..."

Or by wasting money on crap, you learn responsibility, without having to rely on you parents to do it for you.

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Re: iSIS

Most coins have basic "counterfeit" measures, even the humble £1 coin as it is.

http://www.royalmint.com/discover/uk-coins/counterfeit-one-pound-coins

Same as notes, most people know about the ribbon, but ask them about folding up the note and the actual denomination hologram and they will be baffled.

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When Steve Jobs was away, Apple's designers snuck out a penis-shaped remote control

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Not sure it was even an Apple device..

..I had one by maybe Philips or Kodak...

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Furious English villagers force council climbdown over Satan's stone booty

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Re: Move the bloody thing

I agree with you...

There's a 16th century church in the middle of the road by me....can we demolish this as well.

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When should you bin that old mainframe? Infrastructure 101

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Re: SNMP - Ha-Ha

I've managed without MiB's, but it's a painful walk though working out out each little detail.

Also don't forget log watching, syslog and perfmon & WMI (if a windows box)

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Whatever happened to ... Nest?

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Re: I bought a Nest before Google bought Nest.

"- When the house is empty, the heating is adjusted accordingly - but not so cold the pipes freeze."

My 20 year old boiler did this and so does my newer one. I've never seen a system that doesn't have freeze protection on.

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Meh

Or......

people have looked at the over-hyped IoT stuff and gone...meh.

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Closing courts to fling £700m at digital stand-ins will fail, MPs snarl at UK.gov

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I can answer one question....

"..He called on justice minister Shailesh Vara to explain how the government intends to strengthen its technical, managerial and professional expertise."

Easy, spend a couple of billion quid on consultants, who will then pass it over to one of a few fuck-ups, who will then outsource it to some 3rd party, who in turn will off-shore it to some data selling company, making it unfit for purpose.

Meanwhile the goverment of the time (rememeber it will take a least a decade) will claim savings of 47p a year on the current set up

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Is iOS 9.3 Apple's worst ever update? First it bricks iThings, now Safari is busted

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Re: Lies, lies, lies.........

Keep going,a third post with the same joke and you'll get the up votes eventually.

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Cunning scam: Mobe app stalks victims then emails booby-trapped bogus speeding tickets

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Re: Ingenius scam.

"The closest thing we've seen is the wee Google car (the ridiculous looking white things) and to my knowledge those are not intended to operate on public roads."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Google_self-driving_car#Road_testing

http://www.bmwblog.com/tag/bmw-autonomous-car/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VfbJYWrXS9I

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We wrap our claws around latest pre-Build Windows 10 preview

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WTF?

"and the Windows app store remains disappointing. "

If there was only some other way of getting "apps" onto a pc!

You'd think after over 20 years of a full GUI desktop, they would of nailed getting software onto it by now.

If there was only some sort of file, you could download, or heck even go out and buy and just with a click or two, it would be there on your pc.

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Wait! Where did you get that USB? Super-stealthy trojan only drives stick

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For those with short memories saying just format the drive:

http://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/danger-usb/

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Microsoft beefs up defences against Office macros menace

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Re: Not really a fix. .

"Home versions don't support GPOs. . . So, again, Corporate love, but the heck with the rest of the users out there. . ."

If you are stupid enough, to ignore the warning in the email about saving files, then stupid enough to ignore the warning about running files from the internet and then stupid enough to ignore the warning about running macros and then you fuck up your own machine, well that's your own problem.

If your stupid enough to do the same and take out a business pc and / or a whole lot of other systems, then that's a whole new level of pain.

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Uber woos security gurus with open bug bounty, loyalty scheme

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Pity they can't find people to teach their drivers how to drive properly. I'm always in a near miss with Uber drivers in Birmingham.

To be fair, minicab, taxi, bus and about 50% of "normal" car drivers in Birmingham drive like complete self-centered pricks with little regard for anyone else. I now presume I will get cut up / tailgated at least once on each journey in and out, that way I find I no longer suffer road rage.

It's got to the stage it's now safer to cross the road at a pedestrian crossing on green, rather than red, as at least you don't fall into the trap of thinking they may stop.

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Okay IT pros, change happens. But here's your Reg guide to staying in control

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Re: Or join the 21st century.....

Agile is awesome....I come up with vague ideas and push them out to people who do 18 hours shifts to clear up the shit I've created.

Get with it.

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New UK cyber security centre to work with Bank of England

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Stop

Is it only governments and military

that still use the word "cyber"?

Still, it sounds like a wicked biz to work for dude.

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Samsung Galaxy S7: Big brand Android flagship champ

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"but you can put in a microSD card"

Wow stunned.

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French publishers join Swedish 'Block Party' to pester ad refuseniks

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FAIL

And in other news:

"Adobe will track you across all your devices with new co-op project"

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/03/22/adobe_will_track_users_across_devices_with_new_coop_project/

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Hands on with the BBC's Micro:Bit computer. You know, for kids

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Re: ...there are only 583,212 Year Sevens in the UK, why make a million?

Or it could be for next years intake, you know the one in less than 6 months time.

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Google spews critical Android patch as millions of gadgets hit by Linux kernel bug

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Excuse me?

"Affected users will need to re-flash an instance of the Android operating system."

WTF?

Never heard MS or Apple say, to fix this issue you need to wipe your entire system and start again.

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Hand in glove: Google and the US State Dept

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Re: Don't Be Evil

I would think that most evil dictators and despots throughout history would not label themselves as evil.

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Google tries to run from flailing robotics arm

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WTF?

Re: Bad Ideas All Around

"Sergey and Larry need to grow up and learn how to run a company successfully "

And the name of your multi-billion dollar profit making company is?

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iOS flaw exploited to decrypt iMessages, access iThing photos

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I never really understood why PINs always seem to be limited to 4 digits.

Is this still the case on phones?

Mines an 8 digit.

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Hackers crack OS X, Windows, web browsers' security to net $460,000

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Re: MS edge

You see ie 5 patches every week? Wow I'm impressed

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Mystery Kindle update will block readers from books after Wednesday

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Re: Non-cloudy thinking

"Yeah, I love having my precious collection all on a single point of failure."

Copy / Paste

It's a new technique, try it sometime.

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Telling your wife why you were fired is the only punishment

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Many people have been arrested after they took their computer in for repair and criminal-level porn was found.

Gary Glitter.

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One in five PCs will be a tablet with detachable keyboard by 2020

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Re: 47.1%

Do you only boot once a month or something?

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Glasgow boiler firm in hot water for cold calls, cops £180K fine

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Re: Something doesn't add up...

Proof.

They have to prove it was them and not a 3rd party marketing firm (or even a rival trying to cause an issue).

Most people (these included) don't realise the number isn't actually withheld, but a privacy flag is set. Telcos can see the originating number, otherwise they couldn't bill. It gets more complex with overseascalls, but that could be sorted easily.

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Woz: World-changers to Apple Watches, why pay for an overpriced band?

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Re: Who actually wears a watch anymore, and why?

I'll give you a quick challenge.

Lets go to a lovely crowed beach in blighty.

We'll go for swim.

See who's time piece is the easiest to read afterwards.

Is it the waterproof lump of metal on my arm that never needs charging. Or the £500 phone that is afraid of water and being left unattended on the beach.

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UK draft super-spy law 'not fit for purpose,' say 100s of senior lawyers

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Re: Sigh...

Role: Ensuring EU law is interpreted and applied the same in every EU country; ensuring countries and EU institutions abide by EU law

Source:

http://europa.eu/about-eu/institutions-bodies/court-justice/index_en.htm

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Hotel light control hack illuminates lamentable state of IoT security

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FAIL

This is not by any means amongst the worst

Follow #internetofshit and it's littered with pointless devices design by morons.

Take the wi-fi speakers that have no authentication. Stream you music to your neigbours speakers at full volume at 3am. The companies answer? We have no plans to change the way it works, as it's open for simplicity.

I kid you not.

Lets not forget the tv's that do a 30 minute update in the middle of a program you are watching. How about the lightbulb holders that did a firmware update to force you to use their light bulbs? How about the microwave oven that doesn't work properly without a wi-fi signal (anyone see any issues when it decides to connect at 2.4ghz)....and on and on and on....

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Polite, helpful? Stop it at once in the name of security

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WTF?

Re: Security helpful...?

PS "ask yourself whether you'd break down the door of your secure data store to rescue the guy inside in the event of a fire"

No, because the door would unlock in the event of a fire alarm, otherwise someone is going to find themselves in court when that person burns to death.

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Re: Holding the door open

Our chairman and Directors tend not to wear their door passes.

I guess I slam the door in their face and then pick up my P45 later on when my role suddenly becomes redundant?

There's the ideal world and the real world.

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Attackers packing malware into PowerShell

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Meh

So...

...it has to get past your email spam defenses,

then pass the AV defenses,

then they have to override Words defenses

Then override Windows defenses.

Got it.

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Watch six tiny robo-ants weighing 100g in total pull a 1,769-kg family car

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Re: Mighty tiny car?

And tyre rolling resistance.

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UK plans robo-car tests on motorways in 2017

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Meh

One major difference between the US and UK

Roundabouts.

Good luck!

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Code.org hole gave access to volunteers' email addresses

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Re: A bit more than "exposed"

Are you on about the main user sign up?

I know it did for my kids and still does:

https://studio.code.org/users/sign_up

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AdBlock replaced blocked ads with ads for Amnesty International

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WTF?

Re: Which AdBlock is this?

So they said it was Adblock and you did a search and showed it was Adblock and not Adblock+.

So your complaining the article was correct?

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Reprogrammble routers axed by TP-Link as FCC bans custom firmware

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Re: Stupid

"Mark 65. Quite literally, I have seen vulnerable TP-Link kit that needed an update that took them a month. Meanwhile it was susceptible to remote hacks, and I had to lend other kit to friends while they waited."

So about the same time as many software manufacturers take to patch their stuff. And what did loan them d-link? Cisco? or one of the others on that link?

As router patching goes, I'd say one month is bloody good going.

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EE-gad! Orange webmail cut off in Blighty outage

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Re: Alternative

"So, who do you recommend? AOL?"

Durr, Compuserve. 1d10t

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UK Ministry of Justice secure email system browns out

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Go

There's this little Swiss outfit called Protonmail

I hear they know how to make a properly secure, scalable solution. I'm sure they'd love the billions the current mob of consultants probably got paid to come up with this bag of crap.

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US chap sharpens paradigm-busting scissors

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WTF?

How inventive....

...take an existing product and just increase the angle a little more:

http://www.emedco.com/media/catalog/product/Scissors-Kit-AA763-209-ba.jpg

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2016: Bad USB sticks, evil webpages, booby-trapped font files still menace Windows PCs

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Re: @Same old/Life is good

Huh! It's 2016 and Linux / Android / OSX / iOS users still have to download random stuff from the web to make their boxes work.

Just for balance.

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Ohh FFS.

If you had to write brand new code every OS release, we'd still be stick using mainframes in a lab.

Grow up.

All operating systems have issues, otherwise I presume all the security flaws for Linux, BSD, Unix and so on are just made up are they?

Patch and move on.

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Final Euro Parliament vote on passenger name records delayed

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Mushroom

Welcome to the 1950's...again.

"The leaders of the left-wing groups in the European Parliament have played games with this proposal from day one,"

McCarthy's force is strong in this one

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Google splats more bad Android security bugs with patches your mobe will probably never see

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Re: "Good news if you've got a Nexus..."

"So flash it to some ROM that does get updates."

But people here keep telling me not to install 3rd party software other than from the play store. If I do it's my own fault if I get attacked.

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Re: Hype?

Now they have been published, they will be reversed engineered and then millions upon millions of devices will become vulnerable.

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Microsoft: Ditch your phone biz and do crazy hardware experiments

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Really?

"One reason Windows 10 Mobile is being left behind because it doesn’t talk other devices in your life"

Works with laptops - Check

Works with Car Audio - Check

Works with headphone - Check

Works with headset - check

Works with Printer - check...

Only thing I didn't get it to work with is some cheap ass FitBit (which it works with) clone. From the reviews I read later, it seemed hit and miss with other kit as well.

I've had more issue getting android stuff to talk than Win mobile.

It may be the case I don't give a damn about Internet of Shit stuff that I haven't found these issue, But then again, I'm able to press the white thing on the wall to get my lights to come on.

The only one I'd say you have a really good chance of getting everything talking well is the iPhone.

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BBC telly tax drops onto telly-free households. Cough up, iPlayer fans

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Re: The "all work must be rewarded" mentality

@ John Sanders...

What the fuck are you ranting about?

If you have no TV and don't want iPlayer, you don't have to pay. End Of.

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