* Posts by theodore

2425 posts • joined 18 Sep 2009

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

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JDSwho?

I presume that's JDS Uniphase, and not a juvenille delinquent State Uni?

Also low usage stats and spotty coverage are mutually self-reinforcing.

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NASA upgrades Rosettta, Voyager and moon landing tracker

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thank you

For providing a description of the related picture.

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High Court: IBM staff refused pay increases can claim damages

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Re: I Am Not A Lawyer, but...

Yeah, I'd sure hate for the to simply close down.

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HP Services engineer dispatch tool 'broken', say engineers

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I think there's a different cause

I bet it works fine in the lab, on a 1 gig/10 gig network with no latency.

You know, like Google Search...

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W*nkers of the world unite to SAVE THE PLANET one jerk-off at a time

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Re: Thank you fellow commentards

Well, he's only charging his watch. I will need a beach towel because my Tesla's battery is low.

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Out of time: Huawei, LG unveil watches nobody wants to buy

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Re: What am I missing?

Neither am I, but when they make a hologram video-phone watch, I'll be in line early.

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I, ROBOT ~ YOU, MORON. How else will automated news work?

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What is title case?

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El Reg regains atomic keyring capability

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Alien

Re: "completely harmless to people, animals"

So can I.

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Ministry of Fun tries again on mobile mast planning permission

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huh

I thought that if they were on different frequencies, then they would be able to share towers, since they ouldn't interfere.

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Reckon YOU can write better headlines than us? Great – apply within

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Re: Easy!

Fact checking?

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Re: You FORGOT to mention

I think that if you can't type with only seven fingers, because your pinky is on the shift key and both thumbs are resting on the spacebar, you should withhold your application.

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BOFH: The ONE-NINE uptime solution

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Re: Love it!

Oh, yes it is. I've seen enough strippers, in my time, to know how much they hate to bend over and pick up money. It's almost as much as they hate sorting and facing it at the end of the night.

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Stop viewing Facebook at work says Facebook at work on Facebook at Work

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Re: "Away 153 days"

I agree. When my manager requested I add him on linked-in, I told him that I wouldn't have an account in 5 minutes...and now I don't.

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Dot-word sensation: Google forks out $25m for a fist of .app-y pills

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Is that in addtion to the $183k they had to put up originally? If so, how much will be refunded to the losing bidders?

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Facebook sad-nav: How to put depressed chums on internet suicide watch

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I guess it's time to log in and have some depressing fun.

On second thought, that would require me to have friends that care (and are on Facebook).

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Money from apps? It's all about Apple iOS, says survey

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Re: What are All These Little Programs

On the other hand, selling a stock ticker app will give you a list of consumers with money invested/to spend.

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Solidfire offers unlimited SSD wear guarantee, punts software at market

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Re: Serious question

Yes.

If you write the firewall logs of a company to an SSD, over-writing the logs every 6-10 minutes. The drive will fail much sooner than you'd think.

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ACLU: Here's a secret – cops are using the FBI's fake cell-tower tech to track crims' phones

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Probably because some US DoJ lawyer told them that they didn't have to. I'd love to see that individual fired, disbarred, and prosecuted..along with everyone in the review process.

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BOFH: The Great HellDesk geek leave seek

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No.

The enemy of my enemy is ALSO my enemy, but aliances can be fun to manipulate.

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Australian ISPs agree to three-strikes-plus-court-order anti-piracy plan

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Re: How to enforce

Where's the "Actual current, and all past, present and future rightsholder's shall forfeit all rights to any improperly claimed content." clause to prevent, not just discourage, false claims?

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Apple design don Jony Ive: Build-your-own phone is BOLLOCKS

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I beg to disagree.

I have certain meals at certain restaurants. If they change their menu, I stop going.

On the flip side, I used to frequent a restaurant often enough that I did, over a period of 2 weeks, try everything on their menu.

I guess I'm just odd.

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Re: @AC - Alternatively

I disagree. I think I'd enjoy driving a 94 Mustang GT with a Vermillion Concrete finish.

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Global DNS power grab: US senators want a word with ICANN next week

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Why would this matter, really

Wasn't part of the reason for IPv6 that there'd be IPs enough for everyone? I thought that APNIC, ARIN, AFRINIC and LACNIC (I'm embarrassed that I can't remember them all) already had their IPv6 assignments?

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Did NSA, GCHQ steal the secret key in YOUR phone SIM? It's LIKELY

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Mushroom

I guess the EFF's case can be reinstated now.

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Rap for fap stack in hack trap flap: This XXX site caught an STI (Script Transmitted Infection)

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Re: Penetration

Whose?

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A cookie with a 7,984-year lifespan. Blimey, Roy Batty only got 4!

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Re: Year 9999

This is the 4-digit equivalent of maxint. All it really means is 'forever.'

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Linux kernel dev has gone well and truly corporate – report

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Re: systemd

Or that its more 1) incomplete or 2) broken.

I'm not sure which.

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Inside GOV.UK: 'CHAOS' and 'NIGHTMARE' as trendy Cabinet Office wrecked govt websites

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I see.

I followed the link, and I can tell what the form's for, but I cannot understand why the references to other forms and laws aren't links to said forms and laws.

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Re: Design Guru's breaking websites

I know! I know! I know!

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That's what I was thinking.

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Re: Presumably....

If you've not read "Gun, with occasional music" I think, perhaps, you should.

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Your hard drives were RIDDLED with NSA SPYWARE for YEARS

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Re: Perhaps firewalls can help to prevent leakage

Um, no, why do you think woowee is making inroads into former cisco territory? because their devices don't get transshipped via the US where they can be intercepted, unsealed, hacked, resealed, repacked and put back on a truck for your delivery.

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Accused Goldman Sachs code pilferer sues FBI for 'wrongful arrest'

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Re: I'm sorry, I'll read that again...

It's Goldman Sachs, what's the difference?

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Anonymous HACKED GAS STATIONS - and could cause FUEL SHORTAGES

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Re: changed from “DIESEL” to “WE_ARE_LEGION.”

Dark green font.

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ANOTHER US court smacks down EFF's NSA wiretap sueball – but won't say why

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The answer to your question is "no".

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Well, fuck!

Again.

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Now Samsung's spying smart TVs insert ADS in YOUR OWN movies

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Re: Just wait...

Technically, they don't need to green screen, they can insert a Pepsi bottle over a coke bottle already.

BTW, had El Reg contacted PepsiCo for comment?

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Big data, come to BIG DADDY: HDS gobbles upstart Pentaho

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or csh problems

Maybe they should have used bash.

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French plod can BAN access to any website – NO court order needed

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are they open to suggestions?

I think 8.8.8.8 hosts some bad stuff.

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Calling a friend? Listen to an advert. You lucky, lucky thing

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why?

I'm either going to answer the phone in under a second, or I'm oging to silence the ringtone and let it roll to voice mail--which I'll never check.

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At the third beep, the Atomic Clock will be 60 ... imprecisely

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nice, as a primer...

But it could have been much more technical.

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Basic minimum income is a BRILLIANT idea. Small problem: it doesn't work as planned

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That's why its called a bureaucracy.

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Industry research claims over half of internet users open to new domains

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You'll never get any non-search engine/referral traffic with that domain name.

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California Uber Alles: Google wants to become the World Privacy Court

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seems contradictory to me to bring up 19th century case law...

When the issue at hand (or at least one of them) is 'the right to be forgotten.

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Still using Adobe Flash? Oh well, get updating: 15 hijack flaws patched

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Re: Flash & NoScript

Presumptous bastards. The day there are no bugs in Flash (or anything else) I'll let them disable things because they want to.

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Win! The Ultimate Cash 'n' Carrion Survival Kit

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A knife?

Are you trying to get specific Reg readers on the terrorism lists?

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Re: Said with love...

You must not have a real server room. All real server rooms have a door that you can drive a forklift through, carrying a box the size of a van.

I'm just surprised that we didn't have to display any knowledge, or Google-fu, or cynicism, to enter the contest....and a little dissapointed.

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Big Data, empty bellies: How supermarkets tweak prices just for the sake of YOUR LOVE

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Re: More neutral language please

I'm just the opposite. I don't buy generic/house brands. I used to buy one, Walgreen's candy, because they had a type and size that I liked. When they rebranded all of their Walgreen's products with the Nice(R) brand, I quit buying them.

As for store loyalty cards, do you know how hard it is to convince the employees running the checkout lines that you'd like to pay full price, please... Its nearly impossible, and I always request that they remove the discount. I'll continue to be much happier that they are in business at the location than I would be if I save a little money.

I think the best thing grocery (and other) stores have done is inventory control. Instead of ordering on a schedule, the orders get placed when the inventory control system says they need to re-order. Maybe it's me, but I have changed stores permanently after repeated 'not currently in stock' situations. I give them a pass on things like bread and milk when there's an imminent snow storm (I live in Atlanta and have been snow/iced in three times in 15 years.)

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Toshiba packs NUMERIC KEYPAD onto self-bricking USB drive

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do these have the trojanized embedded chips?

If so. what's the point?

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Obama's budget packs HUGE tax breaks for poor widdle tech giants

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highway fund, hell no

Pay it straight to the debt, oldest first, until it runs out. Maybe we can finish paying for WW II or is it WW I...

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