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Major problems beset UK ISP filth filters: But it's OK, nobody uses them

Stuart Halliday

When I got my Internet account found YouTube Web site was blocked.

Well that was that. Turn off my ISP filters. Why bother with this kind of lunacy?

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Seagate chances ARM with NAS boxes for the SOHO crowd

Stuart Halliday

Goodness. My phone runs faster and has more RAM!

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NEW Raspberry Pi B+, NOW with - count them - FOUR USB ports

Stuart Halliday

Re: Composite Output

Maplin sells two types of 3.5mm leads with 3x RCA. A Sony or Panasonic lead. So at least 2 standards. :)

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Adobe Flash: The most INSECURE program on a UK user's PC

Stuart Halliday
Facepalm

Re: What IS Flash?

Do people seriously still use Adobe PDF Reader!

Let me reexamine the year on my calendar...

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10Gbps over crumbling COPPER: Boffins cram bits down telco wire

Stuart Halliday

Let me guess....

It's 10Gbps over 30 metres of straight wire with no corners or other cables next to it...

Yeah, that'll work in the real world...

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The Windows 8 dilemma: Win 8 or wait for 9?

Stuart Halliday
Flame

Real people don't know how to use Windows.

They just want to know where to wave the mouse, when to click and which mouse button to click.

The other 1% (ie us) know how to work our computers regardless of which OS it runs.

To tell if your workforce is ready for Windows 8, try this. Move the taskbar to the right-hand side and see how long it takes for them to figure it out.

If its more than 10secs. They're not ready.

If it takes you more than 5secs to figure out how to do this. You're just playing at IT.

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Printed diode can slurp power from phone signals

Stuart Halliday

You can make a diode out of a piece of coal and a wire.

Colditz prisoners did this during WWII.

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Would it be BAD if the Amazon rainforest was all FARMS? Well it WAS, once

Stuart Halliday

So the hundred of thousands of species of animals, plants, fungi and insects just came from where exactly?

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Xiaomi: Hidden Android dragon is growing fast, despite being unknown in the West

Stuart Halliday
Trollface

Well, maybe then you should review their products in future?

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Virgin Media struck dumb by NATIONWIDE DNS outage

Stuart Halliday
Facepalm

If you're sensible, you add a OpenDNS and a Google DNS line to your router...

Nuff said.

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Using Android 4.3? Don't let malware snatch your private login keys

Stuart Halliday
Pirate

Let's see how long Samsung takes to fix it's Galaxy S3 Flagship phone of 2012 which sold millions!

We're counting Samsung...

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New research: Flash is DEAD. Yet resistance isn't futile - it's key

Stuart Halliday
Facepalm

They've been saying that for the last 10 years....

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London teen charged over Spamhaus mega-DDoS attacks

Stuart Halliday
Devil

Re: Suitable punishment for him

Make it an Acoustic modem and you'll have a deal! :)

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Stuart Halliday
Thumb Up

Well, he'll now have his pick of jobs for life.

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Maplin Electronics sold for £85m to Rutland Partners

Stuart Halliday
Happy

Re: How the sale went down

Well, you'd cry otherwise wouldn't you? :)

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Office website HACKED: Passwords, addresses, phone numbers slurped

Stuart Halliday

Re: Ubiquitous passwords

Last shop that did that was Tandy.

They got very upset if you refused. Needless to say they are no longer trading...

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Stuart Halliday

I suspect Foot Warriors from Brontitall...Hopefully just an advanced scouting party?

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Did hackers scoop source code from DayZ zombie game brains?

Stuart Halliday
Facepalm

Do players still play the Mod?

It's so full of hackers and cheats, it's not worth playing.

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ARM exec: Forget eight-core smartphone chips, just enjoy a SIX-PACK

Stuart Halliday

Can I just get a phone or Tablet with enough RAM to deliver consistent performance of my current quad core? 1GB isn't enough by a long shot. :(

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Google forges a Silver bullet for Android, aims it at Samsung's heart

Stuart Halliday

Google is trying to do the right thing.

Software and 3rd party developers would enjoy a far superior and cheaper platform. Users would be able to pick up any Tablet and just use it.

Hardware Tablet developers would just have to concentrate on hardware design and not be bogged down by software fluff that may impress a corporate CEO but means nothing to their customers.

Let's get back to hardware reliability and leave the software fixing to the people who care about fixing that.

Surely everyone benefits?

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Och aye! It's the Loch Ness Monster – but only Apple fanbois can see it

Stuart Halliday
Facepalm

Due to the shape of the loch (you don't call them lakes laddie!) it is common to see dark standing waves on the surface long after the ferry and other leisure boats have gone past. The water is always murky as its full of peat particles and floating trees that have been blown down in storms.

So don't get too excited yer eejits!

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Qualcomm uncloaks new chips for 'ultimate connected mobile computing experiences'

Stuart Halliday
Facepalm

Nice to know that my new phone that I'll buy next year is already obsolete before it's launched yet.

Such is progress. :)

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Spooks vs boffins: MIT bods say they've created PRISM-proof encryption

Stuart Halliday
Facepalm

Just need to encrypted the Syslogs next. Oh they can't...

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Boffins power wearable tech with body static

Stuart Halliday
Mushroom

Just rename this company to 'kaled' and we have the birth of something sinister? :)

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Windows 8 BREAKS ITSELF after system restores

Stuart Halliday
Angel

Re: Is Windows 8 fundamentally broken?

Windows 8 is just fine. I don't know what all the fuss is about.

I've used computers since the Cambridge Mk 14. So I'm well used to using all OSs across all hardware patterns.

People would tell me how wonderful XP was. But it had such a horrible USB stack. I lost count of times it would mess up and don't get me started on its lanmanger system. Awful!

Windows 7 was a welcome improvement. But Windows 8 is even better.

People just need to get their 'finger' out and adapt.

(Oh and read up on how to use it might not be a bad idea?)

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Stuart Halliday

Re: This issue occurs because ..

Errr...Windows 7 is a version of Windows NT. Most are.

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Stuart Halliday

Cute. But it's sorted which is the main thing.

I remember when XP came out. Someone discovered a HTML help file bug within a month of the launch that could nuke your computer if they so desired.

So people, don't condemn a OS for bugs. Or we'd still be using Windows 3.1

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Your 'funny' cat pics are weighing down the web, so here's a better JPEG encoder from Mozilla

Stuart Halliday

Re: Good for the *whole* web

And just how do we get this improved encoder into every graphic program?

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Duracell powers into cloud storage market

Stuart Halliday

Re: Low bat

Maybe they run off 6x D cell Duracell Ultras with a free bunny thrown in?

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Yes, the BBC still uses FTP. And yes, a Russian crook hacked the server

Stuart Halliday

If you allow uploading. Make the account write only?

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Stuart Halliday

I love it when Hackers try to get access to my FTP server.

They always try 'root' or 'admin'. As if I'd be so stupid.

I also change the welcome message so they think it's an ancient Server running ancient code.

BBC IT staff in charge of their Server needs to be flogged or user who left their login at a cybercafe needs strung up? :)

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Samsung uncloaks 'industry's first' one-terabyte mSATA SSD

Stuart Halliday

Put us out of our misery, how much?

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How STEVE JOBS saved Apple's bacon with an outstretched ARM

Stuart Halliday
Angel

Sophie once said, "we wanted to make a processor fast enough to run BASIC so that we wouldn't have to work making games in machine code like we did on the BBC B."

High motives indeed and one that is still carried out to this day by computer engineers everywhere!

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Stuart Halliday

Re: Taking a byte at history

I used a 6502 second processor on my Electron. Does that count?

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XBOX ONE owners rage as HDMI SNAFU 'judders' Brit and Euro tellies

Stuart Halliday

I guess a Microsoft distributor was having supply issues and thought to use stock destined for USA to the EU?

Or people are finally paying the price for buying ultra-cheapo TVs from a Supermarket rather than from a decent electronic shop?

I mean who buys a TV with only 1 or 2 HDMI sockets!

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Samsung and HTC face Android 3D graphics test chart removal SHAME

Stuart Halliday

Re: Benchmarks, Schmenchmarks.....

Who let the Dinosaur in?

Time to be sent to the Farm...? :)

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Stuart Halliday

How about a line that says "Removed for suspect of cheating"?

Much better...

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Stuart Halliday

What, no one has an oscilloscope they can pin on the CLKs?

Shame...

90% of the Chinese tablet/phone market use overclocking to boost performance over lifespan.

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We flew our man Jack Clark into Facebook's desert DATA TOMB. This is what he saw

Stuart Halliday

Re: Expansion

Us IT engineers aren't getting any thinner you know!

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Stuart Halliday
Thumb Up

Use Papyrus we know that lasts for thousands of years!

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Stuart Halliday
Megaphone

Can the Register writers use up to date international standards and get the Editor to proof read it?

In Britain we use Centigrade, we threw out Fahrenheit with the dinosaurs guys. :)

Or is the author the only IT journalist still using units from the Stone Age? :)

Alternatively use both units please.

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BBC's 3D blunder BLASTED OUR BRAINS – Doctor Who fans

Stuart Halliday
Facepalm

Come Register, don't go all 'American' on us.

Only USA fans are Whovians.

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Don't PANIC, but these SMARTWATCH-stuffed boxes are going NOWHERE

Stuart Halliday

Hardly surprising.

Most young adults carrying smart phones no longer wear watches.

Or didn't the manufacturers notice this? :)

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You THINK you're watching your LG smart TV - but IT's WATCHING YOU, baby

Stuart Halliday
Facepalm

Well that's me not buying any future gadget from LG.

I'll be making sure I tell my friends too...

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Who’s Who: a Reg quest to find the BEST DOCTOR

Stuart Halliday

PATRICK Troughton, then JON Pertwee. I'm 50. :)

P.S. isn't it about time we got a Doctor Icon. It is 50 years after all?

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Build your own WORKING Sonic Screwdriver... for a UNDER A FIVER

Stuart Halliday
Happy

And what about your project is 'Sonic' or even a 'Screwdriver'? Hmm?

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'Scientists are coming to space with USBs which are infected'

Stuart Halliday
Facepalm

NASA IT staff should be sacked and replaced with real IT engineers.

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Whovians, your Doctor needs you: Take back the Day from One Direction

Stuart Halliday
Megaphone

No British Doctor Who fan calls themselves 'Whovians'. Only the Media who don't know any better...

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Eat our dust, spinning rust: In 5 years, it'll be all flash all the time

Stuart Halliday
Trollface

Flash is already obsolute. R-RAM is the future....try to keep up..

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Microsoft, Cisco: RC4 encryption considered harmful, avoid at all costs

Stuart Halliday
Stop

Ok. Obvious if unanswered question.

As a web browser user how do I tell if a site is using RC4?

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