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40 posts • joined 6 Nov 2009

Dimwit hackers use security camera DVRs as SUPER-SLOW Bitcoin-mining rig

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Re: Surprise!

Soon you'll be able to buy an abridged version of the Oxford English Dictionary which you can fit into a single tweet.

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Re: Correction:

I expect they'd struggle to mine even a single dogecoin on that hardware.

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Sticky Tahr-fy pudding: Ubuntu 14.04 slickest Linux desktop ever

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Re: Head to head

Two posts in and we're already on to a "mine's better than yours" argument. Sigh.

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Xenon: Bitmap Brothers' (mega)blast from the past

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Re: it's a megablast

It's my favourite computer game music of all time.

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Booze and bacon sarnies: A recipe for immortality?

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Re: 20g of "processed meat"

Result of a quick web search: http://culinaryarts.about.com/od/seasoningflavoring/a/nitrates.htm

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Joke

Re: 20g of "processed meat"

>Bacon is FAR more processed than simply "smoking, salting, etc.". Store-bought bacon has nitrates, which currently has a likely link to pancreatic cancer

I guess it depends which store you bought it from.

You heard it here first, bacon gives you cancer!

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Hey, IT department! Sick of vendor shaftings? Why not DO IT, yourself

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Re: alf a dozen maintenance coders

>Why aren't your maintenance coders required to update the comments when they change the functionality?

In my (albeit limited) experience, when working at a company with a small development team (often just me), the management tend to prefer immediate results over a properly documented and tested solution. When someone asks me to make a change I usually ask "do you want it done properly or do you want it done now?". No prizes for guessing which answer I get.

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Ho, ho, HOLY CR*P, ebuyer! Etailer rates staff on returns REJECTED

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Re: Equal opportunities?

This looks more likely to be the technical team.

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Re: Benefit of doubt

I don't understand why some people get so worked up about downvotes. Here, have an upvote, hope it makes you feel better.

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Sysadmin job ad: 'If you don’t mind really bad work-life balance, this is for you'

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Re: General IT

Don't forget buttons & switches!

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Netflix dares UK freetards: Watch new Breaking Bad NOW or torrent it?

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TV licence

You can declare that a licence is not required at your address (https://www.tvlicensing.co.uk/nln/), then they stop hassling you for a while.

You only need the licence if you watch "live" broadcast TV.

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Cultivated dope-smoking Welshman barred from own shed

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Re: "I'm not going to cultivate again."

Then there's the risk of not knowing what you're smoking. Some unscrupulous growers will spray the stuff with anything that bulks the product without raising suspicion, for example spray adhesive.

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Urban Farming

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Re: Urban Farming

I do what I can with what I have... I don't have a garden and there's a lot less sunshine here than in California. My "not quite a balcony" is packed with planters full of whatever I can manage to grow, which is mostly parsley and some tiny onions. Any suggestions for a place which gets about 2 hours of sun a day during the summer?

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Don't like your cell network? Legal unlocking ends TONIGHT in US

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Re: I never understood how this can be legal

What got them in trouble with Internet Explorer was abusing their monopoly position to prevent competition.

So why then is it ok to bundle Notepad and Calc without first offering the user the chance to choose an alternative?

Sorry, off-topic.

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It pays to study the habits of your email users

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Re: Proud to be a Piler

"Re-org announcements, sales announcements, product news for products I'm not involved with, customer appreciation drives, financial results"

I would have deleted all of these shortly after reading them.

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Facebook: 'Outrageous, wanton, reckless, callous, disgraceful, wilful'

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Re: "It just hurts my eyes," huh?

I expect not many people complained about the speed of intercontinental travel before the jet engine was invented, too. Repeat for many other inventions.

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Facebook: Your boss asks for your password, we'll sue him! Maybe

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Re: My responses:

Yes, it's an intelligence test: either by the employer or for the employer. If they are for real then you really don't want to be working for them.

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Charge of the Metro brigade: Did Microsoft execs plan to take a hit?

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Re: What to do, what to do?

I may be wrong here, but don't Windows licences allow you to "downgrade" to a previous version anyway?

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Linode hackers escape with $70K in daring bitcoin heist

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Re: the bitcoin merchant's fault

Captain hindsight saves the day!

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Microsoft celebrates the death of IE6

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They could have released it as "unsupported". Though I see your point, if it's integral to the OS you could end up breaking part of it.

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Windows 2000

This would have happened quicker if Microsoft had allowed their newer browsers to be installed on older versions of their operating system.

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UK's solar 'leccy cash slash ruled unlawful

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Whilst I'm against going out and smashing up other peoples' stuff, I do agree that solar panel installations and the feed in tariff are essentially a savings scheme for "rich people", one that once you've paid off the cost of the panels is a nice little earner. This comes at the expense of everyone else who can't afford to put solar panels on their home, and/or don't own their own property with a roof.

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End of UK local dialling in sight as numbers run out

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Phone numbers

I wonder how many of the existing numbers are used solely as an internet connection and are therefore unused... I know mine is, and I can think of several others.

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Hey dumbo, Facebook isn't sharing telephone numbers

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re: syllabub is correct

Following on from my previous post, it seems I'm not using the "sync" provided by the facebook application, rather HTC sense, so my previous comment may be void!

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re: syllabub is correct

But it doesn't do that. At least in the case of my android phone, if you "sync" your phone with facebook, it is not sending any data to facebook. It merely takes the data from facebook (which the users have already knowingly and willingly supplied) and puts it into the phone book on your phone. It is not harvesting numbers from your phone for facebook's data swamp.

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Exploit writer spills beans on secret iPhone function

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iOS

Because of this:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/06/07/apple_nabs_ios_name_from_cisco/

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iPhone 4, iPad mole faces 30 years' federal porridge

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Up to 30 years

"Up to" 30 years... The penalty for murder can be "up to" the rest of your life.

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Reg ed rattles the Red-Headed League

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as a "redhead"..

Get over it, people

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Elite coder readies £15 programming gadget for schools

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Transport Tycoon

One of the games that helped me ruin my A-level results

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BBC apologises for Top Gear outrage

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"b word"

I thought it was acceptable to use the word "bastard" before the watershed now? They said it on the Simpsons back when they were being shown on BBC2, which was quite a few years ago.

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Google slips $3.1bn through 'Double Irish' tax loophole

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Avoision

> Someone once dubbed this AVOISION

Kent Brockman?

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iPhone fanbois run off road in CoolBrand race

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well..

I'm off to get myself a BBC iPlayer t-shirt and baseball cap...

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Zuckerberg leapfrogs Jobs on Americans' rich list

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Headmaster

Americans

I'm sure plenty of other pedants before me have already pointed out, it is a list of the richest people in America, not the richest Americans.

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Flaming work laptop toasts cottage

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Re: Note to support staff

...and if it's raining it'll cool down even quicker

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eBay whacked with giant patent suit

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Stop

no!

.. leaving us with a pack of very wealthy lawyers in search of their next victim(s)? No thanks!

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Hulu to charge $10 for past-its-prime time TV

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and..

.. piracy will *still* be killing the industry

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'Switch to Century Gothic to save the planet'

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Paper

What we need is wipe-clean re-usable paper!

It amazes me how much I see being printed out, only to be thrown in the bin without being read.

Or people printing an entire 40 page document when only one page is actually relevant.

Grrr.

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Vote, vote, vote for Barbie the computer engineer

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Computer engineer?

Come on, how about something more realistic, like crazy old cat woman?

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Backdoor in top iPhone games stole user data, suit claims

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@AC 15:17

For the record, I did not once suggest that one OS is more secure than another. Personally most of my computers run Windows and I have a Windows Mobile based phone.

I don't worship at anyone's altar, least of all Steve Jobs'.

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Watashi

Yet again someone tries to turn a reg comments page into a Microsoft vs Apple vs Linux "debate". I'm pretty sure these "Mac fanboys" are referring to the security in Apple's desktop OS product and not the iPhone. I wonder how many Windows Mobile apps have sneaky malware functions built in?

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