* Posts by Lost all faith...

2441 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

UK.gov: We want Britannia's mobe-enabled cars to rule the roads

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You don't need an electronic handbrake for hill start assistance.

My car has hill start assist without it.

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Council of Europe: Don't spy on your staff, you naughty employers

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Re: Monitor this....

If you take your child to the zoo or any of the other activities mention when you've called in sick, then you're an idiot...

And most likely to be unemployed shorty afterwards.

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Re: Uh ... duh.

And here you are posting on forums.

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This is a bit on the wishy washy side.

OK so if I work for MI6, no issue with sending emails to my mates?

If I work in the banking sector,best make sure no phone calls are monitored or recorded, just in case?

It's OK for soldiers on Active duty to drop onto Facebook and "check In"

Hmmmm.

In reality, you should say, give people a bit of slack where appropriate and give them the means to do this stuff in their own free time?

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WTF?

Just a little point.

“Private electronic communications at work should not be monitored under any circumstances,”

How do you know if an email is Business or Personal without reading it?

Just saying.

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Turkey PM bans Twitter, YouTube as 'tools of terrorist propaganda'

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So....

is this the same Turkish PM that has authorized lethal force against protesters that cover their faces?

It's a battle between Thailand and Turkey which tourist destination can have the biggest assholes in charge.

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Can you recover your data if disaster strikes? Sure?

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"Though precious few systems administrators will admit it, every one of us goes to bed never completely sure that if all of the IT under our control was turned off it would all come back up again."

I'll happily tell you many of our systems won't come back online, because the powers that be won't invest in it. So I go to bed in the knowledge that it all wont come back online and I sleep soundly because of it.

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Choc Factory's king codec serves 25 BEELLION Tube hours

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Is it me....

..or do both the videos stills look like they were recorded on VHS tape?

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HP Stream x360: Flippable and stylish Chromebook killer

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Re: It's nice to see the quote above the 2 key and the hash key next to a large return key.

"is the almost-uselessly-narrow vertical wedge 'enter' key. US keyboards have a nice fat horizontal 'enter' key,"

Now are we talking "Enter" key or "Carriage Return". I have both, the CR key is huge, the Enter is a large vertical, next to the Numeric Keypad. On a UK laptop, but I guess trying to cram that lot on a twee laptop isn't going to work.

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"Too bad, with Linux it might be fun. Seems the American market does not get this machine."

Silly HP, going after the largest share of the market instead of catering to a tiny minority.

I know 2015, year of the Linux desktop (again).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_operating_systems#Desktop_and_laptop_computers

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Re: Honest Question ...

Run CCleaner and select "hotfix uninstallers".

See how much space you regain.

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Samsung's bend blame blast: We DEMAND a Galaxy S6 Edge do-over

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Re: Glass is not meant to be bendy

"Personally I believe the zenith of mobile phones was reached with the Nokia 8210."

What utter rubbish, never heard such lies!

6310i any day.

http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.spainmovil.es/compara/391-298.html&prev=search

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Re: Glass is not meant to be bendy

"It would be nice if devices could share numbers, but some judicious call-diverting does most of what is needed."

No problem. SIP service + follow me / call forking.

Jobs a good un.

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Google hopes to add free roaming to its coming cellular service

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So let me get this right...

Google are offering free roaming, by teaming up with 3, who offer free roaming.

Not such a big headline after all.

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Intel shows Google how to stick it real good

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But not everyone wants to sell their soul to the devil in order to get cheap shiny, shiny.

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Teen pleads guilty in Microsoft and Valve hacking case

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Re: Hold on

Well as they had unreleased games, they may well of been pirated and sent out in advance of the release and sold for a $1 a time.

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Met Police in egg/face blunder as shop-a-crim site's SSL cert expires

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Re: El Reg doesn't even offer https connectivity

why would it need to ? What sensitive information is passing between you and Reg Towers ?

Your login details?

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PlayStation Vita owners – Sony owes you $25 cash or $50 credit

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Re: Why isn't somebody facing a possible jail sentence?

I take you have't watched any TV ad's for about the last 60 years then?

That housewife that thinks snowflakes washing powder is amazing, she's not really a housewife...shhhhh

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Google cracks down on browser ad injectors after shocking study

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Re: Where does this leave Adblockers?

Tried getting adblock from Google play lately?

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South Korea to NUKE Microsoft ActiveX

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Re: "proprietary standards"

"proprietary standards"

An oxymoron, Shirley?

Yup, curse those Compact Discs that only work on Sony / Philips hardware.

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Energy utilities targeted by Office-spawned recon attack tool

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Ha.

"Utilities can be more hamstrung than other sectors in applying patches. Updating operating systems can have significant impacts on industrial control systems, potentially breaking them."

Pray tell, why would you have a pc that runs the key infrastructure running office apps and email as well.

Oh yeah, it's saved a few quid.

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GLOWING TAMPONS hold the key to ending pollution

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Once, had my fingers ripped of by machinery, in order to work on the wound, they used sanitary towels as a packing material to absorb and hold in place.

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Virgin Media goes TITSUP, RUINS Tuesday evening

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you may want to get a joke icon on there, it's going to go whizzing over some peoples heads.

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Life after Lord Shugs looks good, as Viglen directors' packages swell

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Re: Sugar Barrel

what on earth are you on about?

"But this lot? What is there contribution to society?" Who are you on about?

(Won't even get onto Amstrad was always a me too)

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Microsoft update mayhem delays German basketball game, costs team dear

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Re: HA

but you do appear to have an issue with the Caps Lock key.

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So it's got to the stage....

...where you can't start a game due to a score screen not working?

If only there was some hand held device, you could move about onto some porous surface and leave a mark of the score on.

I must patent one of those.

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AMD opens kimono on chip futures a little more

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You mean the Athlon that saved AMD?

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Motorola Mobility loses another patent suit to über-troll Intellectual Ventures

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Re: This is why microsoft are scumbags

See, even Google employ idiots in marketing.

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Vodafone wants to bonk you… wait, wants you to bonk

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I love this idea....

...more people waving a ~£500 device around in areas well known for pick pockets and muggers. What can go wrong?

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Smart meters are a ‘costly mistake’ that'll add BILLIONS to bills

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Re: Thermostats

same here I'm afraid.

Comes in from the cold, needs to turn the heating up to 25c, despite the fact it's already at "normal" temperature.Or sits there in a vest top and complains it's cold.

Hey ho.

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Re: I've always wondered...

"You need to use a physical connection and the PC has to have a special fob or smart card chip to ensure secure access beyond passwords."

Available from eBay, shipped from China 3 days after 1st roll out.

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Hmmm..

"the Department for Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has refused to publish them, citing commercial sensitivity."

Last I heard, the government is answerable and is funded by the public and is not a commercial entity.

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Re: Just give us the numbers

Pick a extremely high number x2 (to allow for the fact it was under budget) - cost of cancellation = amount of kick backs received.

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Virgin Media takes its time on website crypto upgrade

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Phew...

...lucky we post and login via secure forums around here, who knows what information go be gotten otherwise.

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Going strictly hands-off: Managing your data centre from afar

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Hmmmm...

"If your core servers – and hence your core applications – live in a data centre, then by definition they're not on your premises."

And if we own the data centre?

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David Cameron's Passport number emailed to footy-head

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Re: Empty Deleted Items....

Lest not forget they may employ Journalling at both ends.

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Belgium to the rescue as UK consumers freeze after BST blunder

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Why...

...after all this time are people STILL fucking up daylight saving times. It's not like it is even unique to the UK.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daylight_saving_time_by_country

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Atomic clocks' ticks tamed by 3,000 entangled atoms

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Yes but....

...can it go a full day without be charged?

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Microsoft's Windows 10 build list snowballs for Lumia mobes

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"Windows 10 is really just a new UI and some common runtime DLLs"

So I take Apple and Google rewrite the entire code ground up for every release

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Home Office awards Raytheon £150m over e-borders cancellation

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Well done.....

£185 million on a failed project.

Everyone should be proud of that achievement.

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Euro THERMONUCLEAR REACTOR PROJECT is in TROUBLE

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Re: Oh just give them a blank cheque already.

If your happy for your taxes to go on someone's yacht and holidays, feel free to donate every penny you have. I don't thanks.

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Tim Cook: I'll give just a THIRD of what Gates gave to charity last year

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Re: Utter fail

Oh FFS the Foxconn bollocks again.

Do some research.

I can't be arsed to do it for you. Look at number of workers employed and compare with say a UK city or maybe the NHS or Army.

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'Why don't you buy from foreign sites?' asks Commish, snapping on the gloves

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I might want to order say a graphics card, but in all likelyhood would place an order for a pallet of jaffa cakes by mistake.

Sound like winning situation to me.

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Labour has a pop at the government over missed GDS targets

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And should Labour get in

...they will scrap it for a few billion, claiming it was all the Tories fault. They will then start a new multi-billion pound project, that will run over and be half implemented. This then will be replaced by the next government who will...

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LOOK OUT, Brits – is that a Facebook LASER-GUN drone above us?

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Re: Do starving Sub Saharan give a jot about Zucks Interwibbles

Or it could help them connect to the internet, improve farming techniques, damming, irrigation, water sources, new markets, current prices, local infrastructure, repair persons, hospitals, doctors and so on.

Oh and not everyone in rural Africa / Asia is starving. It's just the image Charities like to give to get you to hand over money.

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Amazon cloud threatens to SMASH the fundamental laws of PHYSICS

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And there App / website is pretty good these days

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Dutch Transport Inspectorate raid Uber's Amsterdam office

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"That's why I like licences for taxi drivers, as they provide at least some guarantee that you've not been picked up by some random serial killer."

you may want to search for "killed by a taxi driver".

All a CRB check does is say you haven't killed anyone so far or worse, you have killed several people, but you've got away with it.

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Re: Not getting this

Most likely the usual "service is from the US therefore EU laws don't apply to us, except when it a US court and then we try and say the service is in the EU not the US" type bollocks.

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