* Posts by noboard

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Microsoft, Slack et al will 'laugh their asses off' at IBM's biz messaging tool

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icon says it all

"no emojis"

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Swedish prosecutor finally treks to London to question Julian Assange

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Coat

Surely

as far as America goes, he can just claim he was keeping the documents on his own private web server for convenience and he'll get off scot free?

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Digi minister Matt Hancock: Britain needs go full fibre. And we're not paying for it

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Free wifi on trains!!!

"He said free Wi-fi should be available on 100 per cent of trains by 2020"

Someone should tell him it's not free, the cost will be added to the price of the ticket. Given how shonky the wifi is on a train, I'd rather have a cheaper ticket and pay for the wifi if I need it.

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Re: Traffic volume

I don't know, but please sign me up for the study to find out.

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Apple's car is driving nowhere

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Re: Apple engineering

Don't forget the body is made from one piece of material, with no doors or windows as they're so 20th century.

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Basic income after automation? That’s not how capitalism works

noboard

Errrm

If a shoe factory buys new machines that get the work done in half the time, the factory lays off half the shoe making workforce. Unless they can't keep up with demand.

I must admit I gave up reading the article after that example as it was so bad.

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FBI Director wants 'adult conversation' about backdooring encryption

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Re: Mr Comey's position...

Someone being scammed over the internet, fair enough. Scammers teaching people the best techniques for committing suicide is much harder to swallow. Once they have the money they don't hang around to give after care to their victims.

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Paper mountain, hidden Brexit: How'd you say immigration control would work?

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Re: Let's hope

So let's look at another universe, one where the remain vote won. All the remainers are happy for about a year before France, Denmark, Austria, Greece all vote in far right parties just to take them out of the Union. Hooray we're officially Scotland. Decided to take the soft way out and keep things as they are, just to find themselves fucked by another countries decision.

Also, who in their right mind is going to vote for any major political party after this. Brexit has proved one thing, the people in power know nothing about running the country. The politicians that are in fighting at a time we need people looking at the new opportunities and then the head of the Bank of England's plan to stop a shrinking economy is to lower interest rates, even though the economy didn't shrink through lack of money.

Frankly we could have all voted in a local independent candidate at the last election, helpd the referendum and still be in a better position than we are now. So instead of looking at a life outside the EU with a tory government, look at one with a holding govt. of independents that will allow people who can run the country to come through the ranks. It can happen if we just stop putting an x next to corrupt tw*ts

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Rackspace CEO: Yes, Brexit has hit us, yes we sold our Cloud Sites biz

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Re: Lies, damned lies, and statistics

Yep Brexit killed Rackspace, not their shit service. Oh and why are you surprised politicions lied, they've done it for years. Sensible poeple ignore them.

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What's Brexit? How Tech UK tore up its plans after June 23

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Re: @ Doctor Syntax

'Can't say I'm surprised to see a brexiter blaming "the killings" on the EU.'

While I agree the killings in Europe lately are down to nut jobs using IS as a convenient way to remove any guilt about their actions, you can't ignore the fact the EU is a horrendously poisonous institution that has split Europe as a whole.

People are making jokes about the name United Kingdom at the moment, but the idea Europe is united is a complete joke. Austria may well have it's first right wing president soon because the Austrians want out of the EU, everyone’s petrified that the elections in France and Denmark next year will see the far right gain power; again due to people wanting out of the EU. Greece democratically voted a person in on the sole basis that he'd take them out of the EU. Rather than honour a democratic decision, the EU gave him a sh*t ton of cash, imposed no restrictions on expenses and told him to introduce austerity measures against the people to pay for it. Very democratic.

The fact is the EU is a failed system and the Euro is a failed currency. It's just a matter of time until it falls and I'd rather be in a country that's ahead of the game when it does crumble, then a Scotland who voted to remain in the UK mainly because lots of people were afraid of the change and now have change forced upon them.

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Re: German car industry...

"Could someone please explain this BREXIT argument to me? German car manufacturer sell more cars in a day to India/China than they do in a year in the UK"

Ok it's not the Brexit argument, just one of the many reason people voted leave.

The German car industry makes a nice chunk of money from the UK market, it doesn't matter that it makes more elsewhere, the important bit is the UK is a profitable market. If the EU and Britain failed to come to an agreement and imports were introduced on their cars, it would mean they either have to reduce the cost, or add it on to their already premium prices. Adding the cost on would almost definitely lose significant sales, as car prices have risen rapidly due to people switching to PCP deals and not realising how expensive the car is.

Meanwhile the UK government is free to cut deals with other countries and their car manufacturing business. If we look at Korea and China, they're already in the UK market with cheap but dull cars. While the snobs of the automobile world will likely stay second hand because they love the badge and people that want an enjoyable car experience will ignore them, the rest of the purchasing population will switch their PCP deals to this new market; especially if the UK removes import duty in return for building some cars in the UK.

Over time the increase in money will allow the Asian competitors to create cheap, reliable and enjoyable cars that the British public are loving. They then move into Europe, India etc and take big holes out of the German car market. VW will not allow this.

Also, this is an article saying companies that aren't employing British workers are looking to move from the UK so they can continue not hiring British workers. I don't see much reason to be sad here.

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UK employers still reluctant to hire recent CompSci grads

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Re: He said the F word

Yep, just like they all f*cked off when we didn't join the euro, oh wait. Business goes where it's cheapest and if Britain get a good deal, they'll stay. If they do go, that means there's a lot of talented people and cheap premises for non EU car manufacturers to take advantage of.

Remember the EU is run by companies and they're not going to allow the EU to give Britain a shit deal, as that allows non eu companies the chance to come in and take over the market. Right now Korea are producing cheap dull cars that are fine if you have no love of driving. Give them a large chunk of the UK car market and it won't be long before those dull cars are quite good, cheap and moving into the European market.

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GMB tests Uber 'self-employed drivers' claim at London tribunal

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Re: Care agencies seem to get away with it

"I suppose the Brexiteers felt they needed more flexibility in labour laws so that they can push the same conditions onto those supposedly employed full-time."

You're complaining that workers are getting shafted while we're under EU rule and then bitching that people voted out of such a system.

*golf clap*

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Gaming apps, mugging and bad case of bruised Pokéballs

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FAIL

Runaround now

Is what he actually said.

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Security gurus get behind wheel of driverless car debate

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Re: Pretty sure..

True, but they're focusing on self drive as it's in its infancy and the best time to get people thinking about consequences while they're developing they're automated driving system. Bringing up the Jeep hack is just a very good example of how cars today are being hacked, so sweeping the issue under the carpet shouldn't be an option.

Right now if you owned a Jeep that was hacked and caused you to crash, you'd probably find yourself fighting with your insurance provider who are refusing to pay as the car was hacked and in their language modified so your insurance is null and void. Fighting with the manufacturer who will say claim from the insurance company/it must be your fault our cars are great and can't be hacked. As well as anyone you may have had the misfortune to hit. If they get nowhere with your insurance they'll mount a private prosecution and it's goodbye money/house/car/family.

The people in the article are saying sort this scenario out before automated cars are available, rather than automated cars have problems current cars don't.

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UK gov says new Home Sec will have powers to ban end-to-end encryption

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Re: A Proposal

"and that the British Public has "had enough of experts".

Err if the last few months have shown anything, it's that the so called experts aren't experts at all. Everyone was just spouting crap to further their own agenda and I'm all for being through with that.

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Brexit-bored Brits back to bashing the bishop after ballot box blues

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Re: Says everything that there is to be said

"90% of the people who voted had no clue what they are voting for and what are the consequences so they looked them up the day AFTER they voted."

Which makes absolutely no sense so is most likely complete bullshit. It's much more likely people who voted in because they have little concept of the EU and just what to keep things as is; which is fine, looking up what they've just been voted out of. There's also lots of kids that would want to lookup what they've been voted out of for their tumbler posts.

But why let common sense get in the way of whinging.

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My plan to heal this BROKEN, BREXITED BRITAIN

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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?

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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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