* Posts by Lost all faith...

3134 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

Junk your IT. Now. Before it drags you under

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Re: open minds

Totally agree.

As much as it pisses me of how slow we move here (I mean REALLY slowly), we have a multi-billion pound turn over, large growth and are most likely to lose much of that, if we suddenly go all crazy ass and wacky.

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WTF?

I totally agree with him...

...can we have a few hundred million, expand our team 100 fold and retrain all our staff (not just IT), to find out we're doing exactly the same stuff with just a different interface.

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Ad networks promise to do something about the awful adverts you're all blocking, like, real soon

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Ad tracking.....

...I'm reading between the lines, so I presume is they will track links, e.g. click on an ad on The Reg and the Reg gets it's 0.1p

What I presume they mean, is they won't cross site track. For example go to Ikea, look at some beds, go to Yahool and look, Ikea beds just so happen to be the advert: Yes that's happened.

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Daily Mail caught on hooks of Angler exploit kit

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Re: Typo in article..

Why the downvotes?

Unless you can blame immigrants, pedos (sic), fortnightly bin collections, terrorists (best combined with pedo immigrants), how shit <insert opposition> are, then they are not interested.

It's ranked along with the Sun, Mirror and Star as papers to avoid reading at all costs,

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Re: The Register has contacted the Daily Mail for comment

the only reason they got infected was because of the bi-weekly bin collections and the 5p carrier bag charge.

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WIPO punts Cambridge University over attempt to grab Cambridge.com

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Re: Land grabbing by Cambridge University

"Dot Com is for COMMERCIAL entities. A College or University is NOT a commercial entity."

This is part of the Russell's group, so some people may argue about that point.

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Drunk driver live-streams her slow journey home

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Re: A hint of the future

You've no idea how it works do you?

No , no, no....they will need access to EVERYONE else's account, so they can just browse the accounts, you know, just in case.

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UK Broadband suffers £37.5m loss after big Relish investment

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Re: Three, better known Hong Kong

Wait until someone blames Micro$haft / CrApple for the problems as well

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Volvo to 'accept full liability' for crashes with its driverless cars

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Questions that bugs me....

...how does it tell the difference between a car stopped in a dumb ass position and a traffic jam?

How does it know the car in front, stopped in a dumb ass position in front has not stopped for a very good reason, such as a kid lying in the road after being hit.

How does it realise there is queuing traffic in lane 1 to get off the skip road, so you need to change lanes, instead of just sitting there politely for 45 minutes.

Then you have the issue, if you rely on the driver for only say 5% of the time, who's to say the driver will be paying any attention.

Hmmmm

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Blighty flings £4m to help n00b games devs level up

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WTF?

So the multi-billion pound games industry...

...needs a helping hand.

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LOHAN chews the fat with US TV station over Spaceport's FAA-ilure

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You're rubbish at Tech...

...everyone knows, you just go ahead and do it regardless, then if anyone finds out, it was a bug in the system and you apologise for any distress caused, blah, blah blah...

After all, you're doing "disruptive" space flight.

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Scotland Yard pulls eyeballs off WikiLeaker-in-Chief Assange

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Finally they've noticed the budget cuts.

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Android users left at risk... and it's not even THEIR FAULT this time!

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WTF?

Wow you've got a pretty new phone that's supported.

Ask anyone with a S3 or S4 and see how they feel.

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Re: Name and Shame

No far from it....

And even if they stop supporting it, they help you get Cygenmod and rooting your phone.

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A thousand mile Atom merci mission: Driving from Monaco to London in an open-topped motor

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Re: The bloody flies (and other airborne thingies)

Watching a stone come off an open wheel at 70 mph in slow motion is really scary....now that bugger hurt!

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Happy

If it doesn't move and it should......WD40. If it moves and it shouldn't....gaffer tape.

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Re: lack of self cancelling indicators?

I haven't driven an Atom, but on my Kit, self cancelling ones were a utter waste of time. When you have lock to lock in 1.1 turns, the slightest turn the other way, would knock them off. I just replaced mine with non-cancelling ones (that just so happened to look a million times better as well).

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Porsche-gate: Android Auto isn't slurping tons of engine data, claims Google – but questions remain

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WTF?

But why?

Other than the touch screen intergration my Winphone and i10 do all that anyway.

Why does it need the CANBUS?

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Microsoft, the VW family sedan of IT, wants to be tech's new Rolls-Royce

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Minor problem

Rabid Linux fanboys that represent 1% of the worlds pc using population.

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Assange™ offered 'plans for escape by flying fox to Harrods'

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"And you wonder why Britain doesn't just revoke Ecuador's diplomatic status"

You have no idea what you are talking about do you?

There NOTHING stopping them going in and arresting him right now....oh except you do that and you lose the moral high ground and effectively have told every other nation in the world they can do the same to us.

Diplomatic protection is little more than a gentleman's agreement only held together by the nuclear option of no one being the first to press the red button.

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Terror in the Chernobyl dead zone: Life - of a wild kind - burgeons

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Re: Nuclear Power Generating

Still cleaner and more sustainable than Solar or wind

Not sure if I've seen a major environmental disaster attributed to one of those though.

And yes I'm pro nuclear

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'One Windows' crunch time: Microsoft tempts with glittery new devices

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Yup they have long history of that.

Mice, Keyboards, Xbox, Kinect all killed of after weeks.

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Pocket mobe butt dialing clogs up 911 emergency calls, says Google

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WTF?

"112 was introduced in an attempt to avoid butt dialing but it never took off....."

As it was invented in 1991, I think it pretty much pre-dates when most had mobiles, although it does have the knock on effect of stopping 999 by bashing the keypad, but it's no different to 911 in that sense.

As for never took off.....It's the main number in most EU countries AND can be used in Israel, Norway, Russia, Turkey, and Switzerland.

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Russia vows to shame big biz that advertises on pirate sites, and save the internet

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How could this go wrong?

...Afternoon Dodgy Ad Co Inc. How may we help you.

Err yes I'd like to buy £2000 of adverts please.

...certainly, who for?

Tesco's

....No problem and which account is this against?

Sainburys

....No problem sir, we'll upload it now. Are you interested in the special offer for an extra £1000 we can add it to known CP sites as well

Oh really? Ok lets do that then.

..OK that's now live.

Thanks.

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Mold whine: Soylent superfood shipments stopped by spore scare

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Re: mould

you missed:

"try a hamburger and do your stomach a favor"

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Testing CarPlay with Apple’s most expensive ever accessory

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So...

..my using my £50 Nokia and Hyundai i10 I can:

Start and receive phone calls

Receive and reply to texts

Get Navgation on the speakers (HERE anytime over the other ones, thankyou very much)

Control volume

Switch between media sources (automatically if Maps / Txt / Voice interupts)

The things I can't do (without taking hands off wheel)

Start a new text

Set up the navigation

Choose a new MP3 on the phone

which all seems pretty sensible to me, as they would be far to distracting.

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AdBlock blocker biz bought

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Meh

Then I guess you don't mind OpenDNS mistyped URL hijacking?

I have nothing against OpenDNS, but you're swapping one advertising medium for another, it's just they get the money, not the destination site.

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Hyundai i30 Turbo: Softly, softly, catchee Audi

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Re: I own a i10.

I've the 1.0 new i10 and love it. Works well with my Win-phone, meaning most phone, text, mapping and music can be controlled by touch or voice.

Handles well,

The interior feels as big as my old focus and you can chuck it around when you need it.

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Beard transplants up 600% for men 'lacking length elsewhere'

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Meh

"Beards are seen as a symbol of power and virility,"

Oh I thought it was

a) a sign you've gotten old enough not to car about your appearance

b) you're trying to be individual, creative and original; just like the other million people doing exactly the same thing. You can be even more ununique (tm) by adding a sleeve tattoo and putting a hoola-hoop in you ear lobe.

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Dangerous resurgent banking malware hits UK

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Unhappy

But to be fair, you have to ignore the bloody massive warning box you get to enable Macro's AND the one to enable downloaded content but yes people are that dumb.

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Microsoft sabotages own Lumia smartmobe flagship launch

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Re: No comments an hour after posting.

The 435 sorted the forward camera issue and is a very good entry level phone.

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Hands on with Google's Nexus 5X, 6P Android Marshmallow mobes

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WTF?

" guess the difference is, apple phones are £800, the nexus 5x and 6p cost half that and destroy the latest apple offerings"

And my Nokia cost £50 and supports up to 128gb...

So whats the excuse again?

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BBC joins war against Flash, launches beta HTML5 iPlayer

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Re: Error 500 - Internal Error

I haven't had that issue at all.

Just saying.

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Go

About time...

See above

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Robot Romeo gets its 'antenna' snapped off in attempt to 'charm' testy American

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Re: You know how this could have been resolved?

It's the populations that are disarmed and helpless that have the problem.

I love how people such as yourself love to ignore the facts.

"The study, which was released Wednesday, shows that gun owners committed only 259 “justifiable homicides” involving a gun, compared to 8,342 criminal gun homicides in 2012. This brings the ratio to about 32 criminal gun homicides for every one justifiable gun homicide."

http://www.rt.com/usa/267928-gun-unlikely-self-defense/

"Packing heat may backfire. People who carry guns are far likelier to get shot – and killed – than those who are unarmed, a study of shooting victims in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, has found."

https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17922-carrying-a-gun-increases-risk-of-getting-shot-and-killed/

"A recent meta-analysis concluded what many people already knew: the availability of firearms is a strong risk factor for both homicide and suicide. But the study came to another conclusion that is rarely mentioned in the gun control debate: females are uniquely impacted by the availability of a firearm. Indeed, the study found that women with access to firearms become homicide victims at significantly higher rates than men."

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2014/02/having-a-gun-in-the-house-doesnt-make-a-woman-safer/284022/

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You know how this could have been resolved?

More Guns!

Well, it's the NRA's stock (ahem) answer to all gun problems in the the USA.

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UK.gov unleashes 3D virtual world to train GCHQ's kiddie division

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Stop

Stop with the cyber...

....otherwise I'll have to roll my NT4 box back to 23:59 December 31th 1999 and then you'll be sorry!

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Audi, Seat, Skoda admit they've been fiddling car pollution tests as well

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Re: Never mind the fines, think of the SAVINGS

" Give me any good reason why you need such software in testing?"

The same reason you may run a jet engine at 150% of it's required maximum power, the same reason you may want to run a CPU at 80% constantly , same reason you may want to run air conditioning at 5 degrees c.

Testing.

You then can set a benchmark to compare your real world results against,

This may of been set to test the engine, and NOT the emissions.

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Saudi Arabia: They liked Hacking Team so much they tried to buy the company

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Re: @Lost all faith "..........setting up a new company outside of Europe................"

Notice I said "some" morals quite deliberately.

All morals go out when to comes to the arms trade, where the general consensus seems to be if we don't sell to them, someone else will, so we may as well make the money.

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Needs fixing

"... Hacking Team chief exec David Vincenzetti expressed support for the idea of setting up a new company outside of Europe and away from the reach of tighter export controls....."

Let me translate that for you

"....Hacking Team chief exec David Vincenzetti expressed support for the idea of setting up a new company outside of Europe and away from the reach of people with at least some morals"

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The pachyderm punch: El Reg takes just-over-a-ton Elephone P8000 to tusk

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I'm curious...

...on how these no-namers are a year down the road.

I bought a no-name tablet which was not bad at the time (about a gen behind the big names), but after a year, the battery was shot, would only charge via USB (and not the power supply) and then the screen went wonky.

It would be nice to see a "used" review somewhere, where devices a year old are reviewed.

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Spirit of the Ghost: Taking a Rolls-Royce Wraith around France

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Joke

I does have an over-ride of sorts. It keeps smashing the oiks car until its is no longer touching it.

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Improve the Range Rover?

God how bad was it before?

Bottom 10 cars for reliability

191. Citroen C5 Mk2 86.88%

192. Land Rover Range Rover Sport Mk1 86.00%

193. Peugeot 407 85.91%

194. Alfa Romeo MiTo 85.35%

195. Volvo V50 85.21%

196. BMW 3 Series Coupe/Convertible Mk5 84.78%

197. Ford Galaxy Mk3 83.56%

198. BMW 5 Series Mk5 83.48%

199. Land Rover Range Rover Mk3 79.57%

200. Land Rover Discovery Mk3 78.36%

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US watchdog POKES STICK at Google's Android over rival-blocking allegations

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Re: How dare you!

You see the Joke icon? He didn't, if he is indeed being sarcastic, but on here, you never know.

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Gold bugs, concrete bog roll holders and frolic-friendly furniture: What IS it with designers?

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Re: Have to admit...

Your probably right, something tells me they may of never heard of marine varnish.

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Have to admit...

...I like the wooden bath. Plus it should keep your water warmer longer.

The graph pad is clever, but much of the other stuff is just daft.

BTW fake foliage? leave it in the sun for a couple of years and watch it turn blue.

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Re: Floor loading

And the fact it looks like you can't sit at the table

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Get ready for a grim future where BEES have SHORTER TONGUES

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Or...

...it could be the fact peoples tastes in flowers has changed.

Or is that to simple?

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Facebook's security now sexier, with killer curves

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Re: @sabroni (was: ::yawns::)

No you didn't Jake, you said anyone that needed it already has it and has since 1980.

And your method is cumbersome and awkward for 99.999% of of NORMAL people. Protonmail has made it piss easy to use, hence they are ones supporting it.

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SIX MILLION fingerprints of US govt workers nicked in cyber-heist

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Re: Where are my glasses?

"the ability to misuse fingerprint data is limited,"

because we're using windows ME & NT4 and that doesn't support it.

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