* Posts by Lost all faith...

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Microsoft: You'll get the next Windows 10 build when we're GOOD AND READY

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Re: They have to get it right.

"Lets have a proper browser, music format, picture format. As standard"

Spartan / IE11

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So what are you actually referring to?

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Good....

...release when ready, not when deadline / marketing dictate.

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Crap employers banned from enforcing backdoor crim records checks

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And what about?

Making it illegal for employers to ask for access to social media account while we are at it?

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MPs 'alarmed' by millions of mugshots on Brit cops' databases

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Re: Policing by consent?

Isn't it about time, there was a central police / civil service / government photo database.

Not one they want, but one of all those listed above in the public domain for all to see.

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Minecraft debuts new block – one that blocks Java crapware, that is

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Re: Its what

THERE not their.

Sorry folks.

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Re: Its what

The problem often is, the dev's / finance department get bored of their product, release patches when they can be arsed or on a 6 to 12 month cycle. so you are often stuck with out of date lumps of Java. So although they may not of installed the full blown version, they could easily be exploitable code in their.

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I doubt it.

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Teen sex pic swap shop SnapChat seeks Saudi cash to keep selfies flowing

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Ahh the western syndrome....

...don't mention the human rights abuses if you can get a few quid out of them

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Whoops! AVG data centre KO'd by 'unplanned' outage

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Re: Doesn't sound datacenter related

Size of company is irrelevant. I know a few small companies that have massive DC's, due to the fact they do a lot of data processing.

Our INTERNAL IT amount to 72 racks in each of our own 2x data centres and we are no means a "big" company. About 50% of these racks use shared storage.

If AVG have their own DC's (I would hope they do, due to the nature of their work), they may well have all their customer facing racks on their own shared storage.

So don't judge your 16x8 in the same context of others.

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Re: Doesn't sound datacenter related

Errmmmm last time I looked data centres still need storage.

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Ouch! Google crocks capacitors and deviates DRAM to root Linux

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"While this was a high cracking rate, the team reported almost no success on desktop machines. This is possibly because those computers use newer RAM with error-correcting memory (ECC)"

Most desktops don't use ECC due to the fact it would of been about double the price when new, workstations may of shipped with them, but your run of the mill pc won't have done. Also as for "newer" RAM, if your comparing a 2010 pc with a 2015 pc of course it will.

My guess is the fact one is likely to be DIMM and the other a SODIMM, but I'm just guessing.

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Google promises proper patch preparation after new cloud outage

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I know...

“investigating why the prior testing of the change did not accurately predict the performance of the isolation mechanism in production."

Maybe you gave them 90 days to test when they needed 93?

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OK, they're not ROBOT BUTLERS, but Internet of Home 'Things' are getting smarter

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Re: I don't get it…

Stick it on overnight with timer, built into every machine these days.

Then it's ready before you are.

Not hard.

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FREAKing hell: ALL Windows versions vulnerable to SSL snoop

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Re: A different Freak?

I agree, Denim on Winphone just does nothing.

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I see what you've done, there, twiiter.com: Tweet troops tackle tech twin

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Sooo...

...do they own twater?

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‪Obama criticises China's mandatory backdoor tech import rules

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The reason so much stuff has crap cryptography is because the USA demanded it as part of any export agreement.

Luckily the rest of the world took bugger all notice and started to ramp up to 1024 and higher whilst the US was stuck with 512.

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Upper house of Parliament joins the drone debate

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WTF?

Why are we asking the EU?

Is this so we can blame it on Brussels and say they are writing thousands of laws, interfering in British sovereignty, bloody elf and safety gow'n mad etc?

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FREAK show: Apple and Android SSL WIDE OPEN to snoopers

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Re: Uncle Sam at it again

The US didn't want China to have it, so it IS the Chinese that were the cause.

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Re: Why was that down voted?

It happens a lot here, just ignore it. Show a Fanboy a fact they don't like and accept the down votes.

I would LOVE to see Reg's traffic stats to see how many come from Google, Apple and Microsoft sites.

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Ouch....sorry this is going to hurt.

Internet Explorer on Windows phone is NOT vulnerable.

Sorry for any embarrassment caused.

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How does a global corporation switch to IP Voice?

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Re: Get into VOIP

"As above - use Lync - then you have end to end TLS encryption too."

Except when you break out onto PSTN

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£280k Kickstarter camera trigger campaign crashes and burns

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Re: Risk?

The difference between the stock market and Kickstarter is over a long period you will get a decent return on investment, whereas kickstarter you just seem to get a load of 1st gen beta products in gold with a pretty certificate.

I understand why people get behind a project because they really want to see the product, just don't complaign when they crash and burn.

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Forget 1,000 lashes for Facebook posts, Saudis now want to behead blogger Raif Badawi

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Re: re: not mattering

You keep your bloody protein cycle rubbish, I'm part of the carbon cycle and if you don't like it....outside, NOW

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Re: 7th century...

Just to provide balance (from an atheist).

In terms of mathematics and science, Islam was WAY ahead of it's Christian counterparts, so we came along and burned all the books and killed / subduded anyone that didn't believe the earth was flat, the sun revolved around the earth and that God created and ran everything.

Islam, if anything, has come more like Christianity of old...and BTW it's a relevantly new change of direction.

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Excellent!

Once that annoying trouble maker is out of the way, we can get on with selling some more jets and arms to them.

No joke icon, it's no joke.

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90% of mobile data eaten by TINY, GREEDY super-user HOTSPOTS

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Wow

People at home using devices hooked up to their own wifi, rather than cell data use less.

Businesses with lots of mobiles / tablets / visotors, most likely not connected to corporate network use the most.

Stunned.

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Google's 'encrypted-by-default' Android is NOT encrypting by default

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Re: it's a shame...

or they could just, you know, license it?

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Bad movie: Hackers can raid networks with burnt Blu-Rays

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Re: Java - again

No problem, need about £2million quid to do that to replace with an MS system.

And if you can match reliability...one device 753 days uptime so far, another 4 devices 689 days uptime.

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Re: Java - again

Hi, you again?

There is no reason to have Java installed on any computer, for any reason.

Cool, come and administer about 80% of my hardware without it. Good luck.

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Eh?

"...it's possible to put executables onto Blu-Ray disks and to make those disks run automatically on startup even when Windows is set to stop that outcome"

"Tomkinson recommends .....prevent discs from auto-playing and accessing the internet"

Ooookkkaaaaayyy.

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Windows XP's market share grows AGAIN!

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Re: All this shows me....

For starters they only measure systems that visit websites. So any pc not connected to the web is not counted.

But his is pretty good at summing it up:

http://www.zdnet.com/article/net-market-share-vs-statcounter-whose-online-measurements-can-you-trust/

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Meh

All this shows me....

...is you can't rely on these stats.

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3 spectastic Lumias for price of 1 rival flagship: Microsoft sells biz on cheapie experience

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Re: I bought one in AU for $39

Interesting, I stream music on a 40 mile trip with no issues. Granted it's Nokia's app, not local radio, half of whom seemed to be still stuck using flash, but for me, streaming is no issue.

Never have an issue with IE and of course, you could always use Opera, if it was that big a deal.

So I'm happy to recommend one to people.

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TalkTalk 'fesses up to MEGA data breach

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Sorry...

In a statement it said: "At TalkTalk we take our customers' security very seriously.... ZZzzzzzzzzzz

Sorry, zoned out heard it so many times....

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Don't pay for the BBC? Then no Doctor Who for you, I'm afraid

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Just stop there.

"Introducing a means of authorising access to television services would solve the criminalisation issue associated with non-payment of the television licence"

That has bugger all to do with how it is paid for, it is simply how we CHOOSE to collect no payment.

There is NO reason why it couldn't be a civil issue, the authorities simply choose to make it a criminal issue.

So do not say X will fix Y. Simply changing the offence could wipe that out in seconds with out ANY change to the license fee.

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Google to tame Android's Wild Wild West to please suits

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The biggest problem with Android in the business...

is there is no dammed consistency.

What may work on a Samsung S3, may not work on a S4, but may sort of work on M8 with a bit of effort, but will break after 10 mins on a Z3 before bombing out, but on a Z1 a section will work, but not another bit.

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NO ONE is making money from YouTube, even Google – report

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No one making money from YouTube

Really?

You may of never heard of Zoella, so let me link this:

"....we can exclusively reveal that the Zoella brand has made an estimated £10,642 a day these past 12 months."

"And after pulling in 264 million views since February last year, that equates to £170,553 in video ads alone."

http://www.nowmagazine.co.uk/celebrity-news/557673/as-zoella-moves-into-a-1-million-mansion-we-reveal-just-how-much-money-she-s-really-making

Wish I wasn't making money from YouTube as much as she isn't.

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Barclays punts instant Twitter mobile payments app – best avoid while drunk

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Re: They can keep it

Take a look at the Daily Mail sometime, you will find that twitter is the route of all evil, it does nothing other than sending pictures of naked people to kids and is doing nothing to stop teenage girls following jihadi's. It's also on a rampage about encrypted messages allowing people to talk to each other in private.

It see's no irony about it constantly bitching how MI5 and the Police "hacked" into journalists voicemails and phones.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2966116/How-British-jihadi-brides-groomed-ISIS-using-phone-messaging-app-brainwashing-Twitter.html

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MELTDOWN: Samsung, Sony not-so-smart TVs go titsup for TWO days

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Bingo!

"Samsung is aware that some consumers have reported challenges ...."

Problem, the word is problem, not challenge.

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And the buggiest OS provider award goes to ... APPLE?

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Re: I don't understand reporting these stats...

but those flaws then often go on to compromise the underlying OS.

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Red or alive, you're coming with me: Feds offer $3m reward for 'CryptoLocker baron'

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I've seen him!

It's Uncle Fester!

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$533 MEEELLION – the cost of Apple’s iTunes patent infringement

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Re: Gotta love Apple.

Ok lets flip this (being devils advocate here)

I am Mr Fred Smith, I have a designed Cold Fusion system. It will cost £1 million to make the 1st one. Being sensible, I've set a patent in place.

Now Pear Industries are sniffing around and start to copy my idea. They have £1 billion in the bank and an army of lawyers.

They are offering me £50 for the patent.

Patent Trolls Inc are offering me £100 million for the patent so they can profit from licensing it onwards. They also have a huge cash flow and a team if lawyers.

Do I

a) try and fight Pear industries, knowing it will bankrupt me and I'll end up with nothing.

b) Sell to Patent trolls inc?

Why should I lose out?

I believe it should be reformed, but it's not as black and white as Apple make out (and don't think it's for our benefit). Be careful what you wish for,

The much "hated" MPEG-LA are a perfect example. They make NOTHING, but the dozens of companies it licenses on behalf of certainly do and invest a huge a lot of money in the technologies,

Just be careful what you wish for.

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Gotta love Apple.

"According to a report in Reuters, Apple suggested the outcome was another reason for reform of the patent system, which would curb litigation by companies that do not make products themselves, such as Smartflash."

So OK to patent slide to lock, but not to design a complete CPU architecture (ARM)?

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Google opens 'Inbox' heir-to-email trial to biz users

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Re: If it ain't broke

"I predict another Google service that will be retired in a couple of years."

I predict another Google service that will be forced on people in a couple of years, even if they don't want it.

Fixed.

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AMD's new Carrizo: The x86 notebook processor that thinks it's a GPU

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Re: Interesting

All fabbed in Taiwan!

So?

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German music moguls slammed for 'wurst ever DMCA takedown spam'

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99 per cent of our found/removed links are about people that steal music and make moneys illegally,....

So one 1 percent you normally accuse and force take downs for are innocent of anything then?

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Why IP telephony is about more than just saving money

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Re: Whither ENUM?

"It usually means that your telephony connection to the desk is via TCP/IP, but it could also refer to inter site connections via VOIP."

Think you'll find most use UDP, not TCP; after all, no point retransmitting voice traffic.

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Re: zero downtime

"We down't get zero downtime from our VOIP system even staying at the same premises."

Nope, but you should be getting 5 9's. If not, why not?

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STOP!

If you are buying VoIP only to save money, then please don't bitch about call quality.

It costs a fair bit of money to set it up properly (decent network links with redundant routes, fully manage switches, decent speed routers, monitoring etc).

You will get savings, but it's not a simple as, ok we have a network, lets swap all our ISDN's, because without the backbone, you will hit all sorts of issues.

However once done, and done properly, then the savings can rack up, especially if you are bouncing calls around the world, consolidating offices and doing follow the sun support.

Flexibility is it's primary beauty, cost saving come after the investment. If you are suffering drop outs and sounding like Darlek's, then you need to address you network.

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Calling all cybercrooks: Ready-made phone attack rig for sale

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No point, as here they use chuck away mobiles or spoofed CLI's

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