* Posts by noboard

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My plan to heal this BROKEN, BREXITED BRITAIN

noboard

Re: From the 27

Well said. Perusing the european press sites shows a union falling apart, hence the noises of a Germany - France super state. Pushing ahead for closer intergration right now, will just force the hands of the countries that are dealing with unrest over an out vote.

Personally I'm not that bothered about the negotiations with the EU as it won't be around much longer. We should start talking to South Korea and it's car makers, that would certainly get VW leaning on the German govt to allow a deal through.

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UK digi strategy on ice post Brexit results - sources

noboard

"If we're really lucky, this brouhaha may even kill the British exceptionalism in the UE and help reform the UE and make it more democratic. A win-win in my opinion."

Eu reform itself. Before we left what reason did it have to do that? Peter Mandelson doesn't join an institution to help reform it, he joins because it's looting time.

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Tech firms reel from Leave's Brexit win

noboard

Durr

"Microsoft had endorsed the remain cause and blasted Brexiters but contacted by The Reg, refused to provide statment on Friday morning's vote outcome."

Oi reg, have you forgotten while MS said stay in the eu they were outsourcing jobs to the EU state of India? There's no one left in their EU offices now so you need to call another office if you want a reply.

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EU referendum frenzy bazookas online voter registration. It's another #GovtDigiShambles

noboard

Hmmmm

So Corbyn was checking the site was working until the end and we can probably presume others were doing the same. Sooooo did the site crash because so many people were checking it was up and had nothing to do with the amount of people trying to register?

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'Massive great big' vulture goes AWOL in Somerset

noboard

Bloody big bird

Over Salisbury Plain yesterday. MIght just have to contact them.

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Microsoft and Hewlett Packard Enterprise salute EU flag, blast Brexiteers

noboard

Re: One final thought.

What a great pro-exit post and pretty much sums up my feelings. I want out as the current system is basically an abusive relationship; see Camerons completely pointless 'guarantees' for proof, and the reason it's so bad is because the main party is dyeing and knows if we leave it's done for.

I'd rather leave now, let it die and see what comes out of the remains. As far as I can tell most pro who aren't living in the EU, are afraid of the change, but big things generally start with a big change and I want to see where it goes.

As for our corrupt politicians, we vote them in, stop and the problem goes away. A fair chunk of the UK electorate is pretty dumb in this respect.

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Sayonara, Brits! The Irish tech sector could benefit from Brexit

noboard
Pint

Re: Malta is also English speaking

If I had any say in a tech firm, I would definitely be arguing for a move to Malta. A nice spot near a beach I think and to hell with practicalities like Internet connections.

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Ireland's tech sector fears fallout of Brexit 'Yes' vote

noboard

Ireland, they know what they're doing

With their strong economy, lax attitude to privacy and a business plan of "please come here and we promise not to tax you or hold you to that horrible data protection act".

As for why people are considering an exit, might have something to do with the current US - EU trade agreement going on behind closed doors. I'm so glad I'm in the EU so we get a say about what goes into this agreement... Oh hold on.

The only person who's spoken sense on the whole in/out thing is Martin Lewis who summed it up beautifully. If we stay, things will stay pretty much the same short term with minimal risk. If we leave, there's more risk but we may do better or we could do worse. No one will now until we do it.

Business doesn't like risk, fair enough, but as most businesses would sell out their employees at a moments notice I couldn't give a **** about their thoughts.

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Blighty's SMB tech ranks bitterly divided on Brexit

noboard

Shock there

The companies that want in are after cheap foreign labour, those who want out are fed up with the secretive way Europe is run. That pretty much sums up the arguments for both sides, so no need for any crappy politicion to harp on about how good/bad being in/out will be, because neither side has a clue.

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Bloaty banking app? There's a good chance it was written in Britain

noboard

Re: Warm Braw

and ironic given this article is above it: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/04/04/undeclared_advertorials_clampdown/

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Tech biz bosses tell El Reg a Brexit will lead to a UK Techxit

noboard
Thumb Up

Re: Brits who live in other parts of the EU...

Errrmmm so your point is basically "Britain shoud stay so I won't have to fill out a few extra forms"?

Well you've convinced me

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UN rapporteur: 'Bad example' UK should bin the Snoopers' Charter

noboard

Ahh insulting people who don't agree with you, always the calling card of a solid argument.

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Facebook paid £4k in tax. HMRC then paid Facebook £27k – for ads

noboard

Re: Facebook currently employs 850 people in the UK

The problem with the "Company X employee people who pay tax" is these people use servivces paid for by the tax they pay, so it's cancelled out. What's left is a corporation that happily uses the country infrustructure to earn revenue, but pays nothing for it and that's wrong.

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Bill Gates can’t give it away... Still crazy rich after all these years

noboard

Humanitarian!!

I don't think someone who made their fortune through illegal business practices can really be called a 'Humanitarian'. He's only giving away some money in the hope History remembers him in a positive way, rather than a true representation as someone who ruined lives while amassing a fortune.

There's not a person on the planet who wouldn't accept ten billion pounds with the understanding they give nine billion away to good causes. Would they be classed as Humanitarian?

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Irate IT distributors chase Amazon over unpaid bills

noboard

Re: Wait just a damn minute....

"You're thinking of Google. Amazon don't pay Corporation Tax because they don't make any money."

Which is even more amazing now we've learned they don't pay for the goods they sell.

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Samsung now pushing Marshmallows into the Galaxy S6, Edge

noboard

Plus one for not using the edge

I've owned the edge plus for a few months now and just find the edge gets in the way of normal use, rather than bringing anything good to the game. Such a shame they never brought the latest Note out in the UK. I'm pretty sure it was a deliberate move to increase sales of the edge plus.

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Call of Duty terror jabber just mindless banter

noboard

Re: >THE>EGGS>ARE>IN>THE>BASKET...

Hey Barry, I've lost my bloody code book, can I grab another copy tonight? Just to check your postcode is AA1 2BB isn't it? I'll poke it into the satnav and wander over tonight.

Oh and any chance your mum can do me an egg buttie. I told you using food as code would make us fat.

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Microsoft's 200 million 'Windows 10' 'devices' include Lumias, Xboxes

noboard

Re: Dear Microsoft

"The amount of rants about the telemetry in W10 is crazy. Should someone post that they hate the default settings in Ubuntu, they get a prompt reply to make a setting change such as changing the X server used or to disable the amazon search. Yet changing the default behaviour on Windows demands burning it with fire and swearing to $Deity that you'll never touch it again."

Most people ditched Ubuntu because of their snooping, so the reaction to Windows 10 is the same. Also the big difference with turning the snooping off in Windows10 is that MS may turn it back on again without telling you, I'm pretty sure they've already done it once. Changing the Windows manager for ubuntu is simple and can't be undone unless you have your box open to the world.

Personally I've ditched 10 over Christmas as it wasn't very good.

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HSBC online customers still in the cold after hours-long lockout

noboard
Coat

"Now it appears he's also an HSBC customer! Will his bad luck ever end?"

Just as soon as his application for a Natwest business account is accepted.

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Star Wars Battlefront: Is this the shooter you’re looking for?

noboard

and if COD didn't have the COD name no one would care. If Halo didn't have Halo etc.

The fact is it has the star wars licence and that matters. I'm loving the game, take away the licence and it would be dull, same as COD and Halo multiplayer.

One thing that's come up in all the reviews is the "lack of depth". Having played almost all the recent FPS games I'm struggling to find the depth they had, but battle front is missing. I remember the old Novatech games with 150 players per server being awesome and a few games I'd just sit there and watch as teams went about their business. Console FPS' though have never had the numbers, so have never had the depth to me. Certainly Halo 5 doesn't seem to have anything extra, but I've only played a few games online.

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Raspberry Pi grows the pie with new deal allowing custom recipes

noboard

crowdfunding

Wouldn't kickstarter or similar be a good place to go with a potential design? Design the spec, get a price from Element14, start fundraiser on crowfunding site, if enough people want the design it gets made and everyone's happy.

Thinking about it this may be something Element14 should look at themselves so one person isn't trying to post out 3k - 6k pi's

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RBS promises 'safe, secure, confidential' info-sharing on Facebook at Work

noboard
Coat

which is why they need a shiny new system, so they can keep up to date with all this news

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Here are the God-mode holes that gave TrueCrypt audit the slip

noboard
Joke

Re: People still use Truecrypt and friends?

"[1] If you do this, you probably work for the NHS and are always losing these details."

I think you'll find the details are safe and secure on this post-it note stuck to the inside of the laptop thankyouverymuch

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

noboard

Re: It’s easier to list what you do get rather than what’s missing.

"It makes you wonder why none of the big Android names have a similar feature."

Because certain big name manufacturers like the lack permissions as it means they can take your data as well. When I had my S3 I went to the samsung store and almost all apps required all permissions, even though the apps required minimal permissions from the play store.

My next phone isn't going to be android as I fancy playing with something else. I'm hoping by the time I'm bored of non android phones, there'll be a really well configured phone with full permissions and top of the line components to play with, then I can return refreshed and full of hope.

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Glasgow fanbois keep the faith at iPhone 6S benefaction

noboard

No they've just invented it

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Tech turned on its head: 'Dislike' button in Facebook, pay Snapchat $1 to defuse self-destructing sexy selfies

noboard

Hmm.

If snapchat served up a naked pic of a minor surely they'd be in the sh*t for child pornography. I can understand they had a free pass when it was meant to be a temp picture and they had no idea what was being sent, but now they have no excuse.

Reg where's that popcorn icon, because this thing is gonna blow.

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URRGH! Evil app WATCHES YOU WATCHING PORN, snaps your grimace

noboard

because a lot of the past vulnrabilities didn't require that, it was "go to a website and boom", because MS insisted most things have admin privilages, people had complete control over your machine.

Hopefully things are getting better, but their track record is terrible.

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OFFICIAL: Zuck's BIG in-your-face Facebook Messenger SHOVE finally pays off

noboard
Big Brother

Re: and people are worried about Windows 10?

While they don't care as such, they will run automated process on it, and then make decisions about you based on the output.

Oh and thieves do care about these things as it makes guessing answers to security questions sooo much easier, or impersonating you when doing some social engineering. "Hello Mr. Bank, I can't login but I am who I say I am as I can tell you I was eating at the blah blah restaurant on Thursday night and I used my card to pay for it"*

So you may not want to be so whimsical about such things.

*Yes I know a bank shouldn't give out access based on that, but the reg would have far fewer stories if it wasn't the case.

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X-wings, pirates and a generic Lara: Gamescom 2015

noboard

Agreed

Some nice words there, when I read "Crackdown 3 is Crackdown 3" I wondered why they got someone to cover games who doesn't seem to like them. While Crackdown 2 is meh, the original is a great game and a repeat of that with spruced up graphics and massive destructable buildings is just what fans of the original want.

Oh and his whole point about this year being great because we have Halo 5, Forza6 and another Tomb Raider game also confused me. I love the Forza games but didn't get on with 5, so not bothered about 6. Is Halo that big a deal since Bungie left? and yet another Tomb Raider game. If there were some original games in there I might see his point, but they're just sequels unlikely to move anything forward, verses 2 new games; that could turn out shit but we'll be positive, and a long awaited sequal with destructable buildings.

To me next year looks a lot more intersting.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 Torrent-U-Like updates GULP DOWN your precious bandwidth

noboard

And sharing malware in 5 4 3

You know it will happen

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Are you a Tory-voting IT contractor? Congrats! Osborne is hiking your taxes

noboard
Unhappy

and to add to that

Wankers like Tesco will take people on zero hours contracts who can only work set hours; due to kids/other commitments. They will then call them up telling them they need to come in outside those hours and if they don't they'll loose all hours they may have coming up.

While zero hours contracts could be a good thing, they rely on companies being honest and decent, so we're all completly fucked. As my personal oppinion is more and more jobs will be tied to zero hours contracts, I'll be raising my son to work for himself/do whatever he enjoys and forget looking for a career within a company as they just won't exist.

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Pluto Pic: Is it a DOG? Is it a HEART? Or is it ... is it ... BIGFOOT?

noboard
Trollface

Re: When the mooooon is in the 7th house, etc.

I had the same thought. Someone is trolling NASA

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Apple! and! Yahoo! fight! the! man!, claims! EFFing! daftness!

noboard

Errrmmm

If this report covers 2012 to 2013 data then why does it have a sections on:

Discloses government content removal requests

Pro-user public policy opposes backdoors

It's only recently they've been telling us about government requests and this prompted the whole "encrypt everything on the device" from Apple and google. So everyone should be marked down as they didn't have our backs during the reports timeframe.

Can we have a "Who's got your back report" when it comes to issuing reports, I think this lot will be marked down in the "Doesn't publish nice things for companies that pay them money" category.

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Gremlins in the first six months? It's the seller's problem – EU court

noboard

Re: Nothing new

I think in the UK you were covered as long as you wanted a like for like replacement, the new rule seems to cover us even if we want our money back.

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The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (of the net). Make your vote count

noboard

Just remember...

they'll be monitoring the mailbox and noting down names of people nominating them for the villian award. It's entry number 42 in "How to spot terrorists for dummies"

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UK safety app keeping lorries on the right side of cyclists

noboard

WTF!

"PIE Mapping, a British company which already delivers route-planning products to hauliers, is developing the smartphone app"

Ok anyone who tries says they're combatting raod safety by making drivers use a phone app should be shot at birth. Lorries should be using a specialised Sat-Nav that avoids crappy little roads that aren't suitable for them, that's where any extra route planning should be involved, not in a phone.

As for cyclists I think everyone should need to register for a unique number and this can get printed onto a high viz vest or something. Then any cyclists caught speeding, jumping lights, being a prat can be traced by the number. If people aren't wearing a number and ride like an arse the fine/punishment is automatically doubled. While you wont get every cyclist everytime, you will be able to get the repeat offenders and hit them hard.

Motorists are easy, just have compulsary re-tests every x years, will weed out the majority of crap drivers; maybe make motorcyclists exempt as the ones that ride like idiots take themseleves out of the loop and it would incourage poeple to use an excellent form of transport.

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Google pumps $60m into music company Kobalt

noboard

Hey Taylor

Instead of removing your songs from streaming services that your fans use, why not checkout how much services like this are charging. I bet they're taking a bigger cut then you'll recoup from keeping your music from your potential fans.

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AMD stops shipping chips as bloated channel begs 'Please, no more'

noboard

Re: wow AMD

I'm happy with my 8 core cpu. When it comes to proper multi-core fun and games it left my work i7 for dead. I was also reading a preview of one of the next big releases and the comments were all bitching about the recommended specs, as for an intel cpu it was an i7, but for AMD you could get away with the quad core phenom. None of them read the article where it stated that the new consoles now have 5 cores available for them and they've re-written the code to make the most of the extra cores and the gap between the top intel chips and amd chips has never been that much when benchmarking all cores properly.

They do need to release something new though, I only upgraded last time because it had been a while and I fancied a new toy. As others have stated, give me a beast of a cpu and to hell with the power consumption.

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Samsung's 850 EVO 1TB SSD appears live ... in 3D

noboard

Actually I was amazed at how cheap it was. I was expecting £500+ for the 1TB model. Given how quickly prices drop in it, it should start hitting reasonable in a couple of years.

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What do UK and Iran have in common? Both want to outlaw encrypted apps

noboard

but very few voted for him

Which is why he had to make an alliance with the tories. It amazes me when people complain that the party that got voted into third place has f*ck all say in how the country is run, but then it's the same kind of logic that makes people vote for one pile of shit stained corrupt wankers because they're "better than the other two".

As soon as people start voting for *anyone* who isn't a main party, the better we'd be. Failing that spoil your ballot paper.

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Pebble: The brilliant stealth wearable Apple's Watch doesn't see coming

noboard

Re: Battery Life

"Having a bluetooth connection to your phone pretty much 24/7 is going to kill the battery life for that as well."

This, this and once more this. I have a moto360 and enjoy the toy side of it, but it kills the battery on my Moto4G so badly that I rarely have it connected now. I just connect it up when I want to change watch faces. Most of the reviews winged about the battery life, which isn't an issue for me, but my phone battery life is.

If pebble can get a coloured screen going, I may consider switching. I never expected my Moto 360 to 'change my life' and it's certainly living up to my expectations, but I do love messing around with the watch faces.

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Brits to teach Norks hacks about 'multimedia websites'. 5% of DPRK is in for a TREAT

noboard

Re: errrm....

Have you not been keeping up with the IT world? A few years ago big companies started off-shoring all their work to India, this is now getting so expensive it's almost worth moving it back in house. Our brilliant politicians are lining up North Korea as the next sweat-shop to out-source the work to.

A forward thinking and genius move by our glorious leaders, that has no way of backfiring*

*at least not until they've moved on to become a director somewhere and can blame westminster for all the problems.

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ASA raps 'F*CK YOU GOOGLE' vlogger + chums over VIDEO LICKFEST

noboard

Errr, have they ever had the misfortune to watch any of them?

"Vloggers build their fan base on the originality and authenticity of the material they produce."

As I have teenagers in the house, I've endured a few of these so I can gauge the kind of content on show and they're just copies of each other. One person will do something that's been done by everyone when they were little and then the rest will all produce similar shows over the next few weeks.

Fair shout to them for making the money, but they're not doing anything special, they just jumped on the bandwagon before it came into view.

Oh and even though the kids are stupid enough to watch them, I'm pretty sure they know the sponsored videos when they see them. Nice sour grapes from the BBC.

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Would you recognise the Vans shoes logo? Neither would Euro trademark bods

noboard

Blimey

Just taken a look at the site and the line really isn't uniform is it. It's as if they've looked at the tech industry, seen what passes as patent-able in the States and thought "I want some of that". Nice to see Europe kick it out, but for how long? Lawyers need to earn their megabucks somehow.

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Copyright thieves' cyberlockers slurp MILLIONS from honest creators, study finds

noboard

Hmmm

"Not so with the cyberlockers. In the same way as Propeller Media, the infringing sites use complex corporate structures based offshore in locations including the British Virgin Islands, the Seychelles, and Cyprus."

So the crooks are Google, Star Buck, Harriet Harmen, plus every other large corporation, businessman and politician as they all employ these tactics.

Feel free to lock them all up.

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Fat-fingered admin downs entire Joyent data center

noboard
Pint

Re: Jheez, poor bastard. :\

No they don't, it covers the case where the person wants to shut-down or reboot the test server, but hasn't realised they're on the live server.

Have a pint for the old reading comprehension :)

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Microsoft throws Kinect under a bus, slashes Xbox One to $399

noboard

Re: Dictators always fail in the end

"This is how you share a game on XB1"

Errm you never could, they only said that in time they may bring it in. The online DRM was to kill off second hand sales nothing more. Everything else was just spin to try and convince people it was a good idea. They also said if they did implement it it would be down to the publishers to allow it, which means most games would not be allowed to share.

The fact is MS could allow this for downloaded games right now and show people how good it is, but they wont as downloaded games can't be re-sold or loaned out, so these changes would only benefit the consumer and they don't care about them.

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Is the World Wide Web for luvvies and VCs – or for all of us?

noboard

TBL got it right

As others have said, the simplicity of HTML probably helped the WWW take off more than anything. When it comes to "Think of where we could be if..." you should really look at Microsoft. They're responsible for delaying technical innovation more than anything/anyone else. If they didn't exist, or if they'd have played fair the web would be a much better place today and a fair few other areas too.

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Silk Road admins: Sorry for the hack, we're sorting out refunds

noboard

We guarantee your money back

Simply send £10 to this address for admin costs

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Thought mobe banking apps were safe from nasties? THINK AGAIN

noboard

Re: More security company FUD

There was a story a little while ago about several apps, including one from HSBC allowing non-signed ssl certs through. The latest versions of android won't let you pass anything over http, but you can add some code to turn this off. HSBC and others forget to take this code out so you could happily intercept the traffic.

So they have form.

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