* Posts by Triggerfish

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Android finally shows up for work, app in hand

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Best way to seperate work and personal data

Make work pay for any bloody devices they want you to use.

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Transparency thrust sees Met police buying up to 30,000 bodycams

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Re: Data protection implications

It becomes a new level on Battlefield Hardline.

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Re: Can't wait for...

They will probably just end up arresting each other for filming police officers in public, under some part of the anti-terrorists offence list they don't understand.

There be released images of police officers beating up other officers, and claiming it was a resisted arrest, the police complaints commission will eat itself trying to suppress evidence on both sides of the complaint.

Could be entertaining.

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LA schools want multi-million Apple refund after kids hack iPads

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Re: "there have been challenges"

My friends Occupational Therapy course at uni they were all given Ipads to work with the educational software.....which was based entirely in Flash.

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Lib Dem manifesto: Spook slapdown, ban on teen-repelling Mosquitos

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Re: Rock and hard place

Actually you may be right there comparing anyone to Galloway might go to far.

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Re: Rock and hard place

Thing is with doing that the Lib Dems have shown they will either fold/lie for a sniff of power over tuition fees, or are run by a politically naive leader who has managed to be maneuvered by the Cons as a scapegoat for a lots of things. Neither fill you with confidence.

As for Salmond whilst I can understand the SNP movement, Salmond himself strikes me a bit like George Galloway (ok not quite has bad Galloway the demagogue), those who seek power and all that.

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I know what you mean its just who is better? Choosing any of the parties is basically like choosing whether you want the pliers applied to your right knacker or your left.

I think I would have preferred it if last time we had a hung parliament.

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Revealed: The AMAZING technology behind Apple's $1299 Retina MacBooks – a lot of glue

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Re: Well duh!

Well my core 6600 duo has been running since the release date of that chip so almost 9 years and to be honest I only upgraded because i toasted the mainboard. Before that it run perfectly fine for most thing I wanted which includes some music mixing, home entertainment centre & playing games (admittedly mainly strategy, and yes the newest full on pc shooters did not look as good), and all the other usual PC uses, it had good components throughout when built and that makes a difference, the only thing I upgraded was a graphics card when someone I knew replaced theirs with a newer version, and that's currently now running in a core i5 and keeping me perfectly happy.

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Welcome to the FUTURE: Maine cops pay Bitcoin ransom to end office hostage drama

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Re: Backup verification matters

Acronis (I think not my job may have been other software) reported that all back ups were fine and dandy in the place I work for, for the past year it actually had backed up naff all.

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+5 ROOTKIT OF VENGEANCE defeats forces of gaming good

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Re: Why is this still an issue?

Our servers, if someone was suspected cheating it meant more than one admin would have to review (that way no accusations of favouritism for our clan, or regulars on the server). But we did have a couple of pro player who liked to drop in because we had well run and decent CS servers, with low tard tolerance from admins. Watching them guys play its easy to see how they get hack accusations, they could join one side take the team to a victoy and then switch side a couple of points from said victory and bring the other team up, and it wasn't like we were bad players ourselves.

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Re: "Fully streamed"

One of the reasons I always liked Counterstrike you could find a server run with decent admins or run one yourself, actually made online gaming nice.

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Eyes on the prize: Ten 23-24-inch monitors for under £150

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27"

So speaking as someone who has not got loads of cash to throw around but I would really like to upgrade his monitor from a couple of old dell office 19" jobs, anyone got any recommendations for a halfway decent reasonably cheap 27" monitor, mostly use the PC for some CAD, Photoshop and general use, don't play that many fast twitch FPS so much now, but still strategy games, thinking IPS is the way to go because of this.

Any suggestions gratefully received.

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Bigotry posted by your Facebook account? Use this, Mister UKIP MP wannabe: 'I was hacked'

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Well that's even more for the rest of us.

A big hand for the dieters, Jews and muslim everyone.

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Anti-gay Indiana starts backtracking on hated law after tech pressure

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Re: Its miy butt not thine

"How about Scat and water games then?"

Well I'd probably be upset if they were trying them in a restaurant too.

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Apple's Tim Cook and Salesforce's Marc Benioff DECLARE WAR on anti-gay Indiana

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Re: It's never black or white.

"However, if you can only lose that case, then gay couples can walk to any photographer and demand pictures being taken for one dollar (or at cost), and if you refuse, they'll sue you to bankruptcy. And don't even think about turning up at their wedding and taking lousy pictures. They'll sue you for that, too."

I would have thought you could refuse because they are not paying the price asked for.

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A Quid A Day for NOSH? Luxury!

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Re: True poverty still exists in the UK

Whilst that may be true, having a few friends who teach in some poor areas and just going on their anecdotes it does seem some of those kids going hungry aren't exactly being properly looked after by their parents as well.

I'm not saying all of them but there's definitely other issues in deprived areas that are contributing factors for some kids.

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I helped Amazon.com find an XSS hole and all I got was this lousy t-shirt

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Altruism dead? It must be after all Amazon keep charging me for stuff I want.

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SCARESTEROID of the week to miss Earth on Friday

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Re: In a world

Yes the point where the Mail or the Express actually report any science correctly will probably be a sign of the end times.

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EXPOSED: Google, Obama caught doing it once a week

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Bill Hicks

Bill Hick sort of summed it up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIiCjhCBDaM

NSFW

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Delving into Office 2016: Microsoft goes public with new preview

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After trying outlook 2013

I'm sticking with 2010. Can't see 2016 being any better with the interface.

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UK call centre linked to ‘millions’ of nuisance robo-calls raided by ICO

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Re: "four to six million recorded telephone calls a day"???

I have had someone spin the TPI doesn't count line years ago, in fact they then told me that BT had given them the numbers.

I told BT this, must say BT's legal dept wasn't amused and works far faster than the rest of the company.

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Sir Terry remembered: Dickens' fire, Tolkien's imagination, and the wit of Wodehouse

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Colour of Magic introduced me to Fritz Leiber when I saw learnt what characters he was referencing, I'll always have to thank him for that.

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IBM staffers climb over each other in race for redundancy payout

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Redundancy insurance

Paid for me and missus to go travelling after we both was made redundant a few years ago, they actually paid more on the credit card and mortgage monthly payments than we would have, (I realise this is probably rare).

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BBC: We'll give FREE subpar-Raspberry-Pis to a million Brit schoolkids

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Re: Ha @codejunky

You may not like Trident, nuclear power, police, NHS or many other public services which are actually public services and serve an actual purpose.

Some will argue Trident is not necessary. What is democratic about that then that everyone has to pay?

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Re: Ha

@Codejunky

Do you watch no TV or listen to no Radio in the UK then? the Beeb being the way it is, is the reason other channels in the UK at least try and give us a decent service rather than turning into American style channels.

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LOHAN unleashes 'waiting for the FAA' collector mug

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Bigger Mugs

You need to sell larger mugs.

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RIP Sir Terry Pratchett: Discworld author finally gets to meet DEATH

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Re: Turtles all the way down

i quite enjoyed his science of the Discworld book, and I remember him turning up on a game show in a red dwarf t shirt. He was more than sufficiently geeky enough to be liked by Tech types his humour certainly seemed to work, know plenty of engineers and science types who have all of his books. Mine are the ones with Josh Kirby on the cover.

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The voters hate Google. Heeeeyyyy... how about a 'Google Tax'?

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Re: The voters hate Google

Is it free? I'm paying taxes so they can have a nice police service guarding their buildings, and there is a nice infrastructure with clean electric supplies etc.

After all in the same way they don't have to pay taxes because that's the way the law is, they don't charge me a connection fee why should I volunteer any to them?

Anyway I don't hate Google, I dislike the bad tax laws we have though.

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Reg exec in deluxe roo-skin pen case beernami trauma

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Re: Dare I ask which part of the poor beast they made the pen case out of?

"ideal for a couple of golfball sized objects"

Do we dare ask what part of the Roo that came from?

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You're outta here! Baseball star strikes out sleazy trolls who targeted teen daughter

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Re: Dare.

You're right, maybe we should also keep them in doors, they could wear a big long cloak and some sort of veil thing when they are escorted out to stop them from tempting the rest of us.

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Re: get yer pitchforks

@Mark 85

Couldn't agree more shame you can have only one upvote from me.

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RIP Leonard Nimoy: He lived long and prospered

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Have to say watched the death scene in Wrath of Khan, felt a bit watery round the eyes.

He'll always live long while there us scientist & engineers inspired by these characters out there.

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El Reg regains atomic keyring capability

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Well for some reason W Yorks its £5.

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Re: Tried to buy one

Yep that's a bloody awful payment interface.

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MP resigns as security committee chair amid 'cash-for-access' claims

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I get the feeling he regards it as such a pittance it doesn't count as money, which most of them seem to.

Lovely coming from MPs who say £55 a week is perfectly easy to live on.

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Re: The depressive thing about Rifkind

Actually its 67K plus 14K for being on the defence and intel committee, Plus an additional 270K from other companies like Unilever.

I can only assume the 67K job is part time to give him the time to gouge out the rest.

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Yes its because there is enough of them doing it that if one falls they all fall, none of them want to risk that happening. If one of them does get done (and by that I mean not falling on sword two days before retiring and becoming a board member of various companies), then it would be a bloodletting akin to the Borgias and Plantagenets getting together.

Note if you watch the video by the way Mr Rifkind (he doesn't deserve the Sir), says he actually earns no money. If that's the case whats happening to the taxes I paid in for his wages (81K he gets a bonus for being on def and intel commitee (14K) ) and expenses. Bastard.

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For pity's sake, you FOOL! DON'T UPGRADE it will make it WORSE

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Re: Lock Apple and MS in a room......

Anyone developing things like this, interfaces etc, should be made to sit next to the people who have to use it for a month or so and explain their changes.

"See that annoyed person using win 8 there, good I've just told them you ok'd the new interface. I'm going to lock the door now, try and ignore the baseball bat they have."

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Ads! People! love! ads! in! their! apps! Please! use! ours! cries! Yahoo!

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Re: Car stereo @tomban

ha you beat me to it, I was just about to ask if he would like some toast.

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Royal Mail's Colossus move gets ex-WREN's stamp of approval

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Re: Tommy Flowers

Totally agree, especially considering when his idea was disregarded he funded it himself and then couldn't get a patent or loan to make another one, after the war because he couldn't reveal he had already built one.

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BBC: SOD the scientific consensus! Look OUT! MEGA TSUNAMI is coming

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Re: Also

American science shows, if they did one showing Jenny McCarthy doing a program on vaccination and medical biology, it wouldn't be a surprise.

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Re: I've just watched...

Oddly enough that was pretty much their response, its apparently one of the most complained about programs ever, I'm not a UKIP support but even I watching it wondered if the scenarios the author imagined was more, what happens if the fascist party take over. They just stopped short for saying UKIP will be introducing the stazi.

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Yes but in a way they are kept in line by the beeb,Imagine if there was nothing like it. How long before American style scheduling and ad breaks came in to TV.

Even so I( have to say its rare I watch a science program now, they are rarely done well or teach me anything. Once David Attenborough is gone that may be the end of watchable documentaries.

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Anonymous loose cannon admits DDoSing social services and housing websites

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Re: Emote-words Bingo

How terrible when someone attacks sites that actually are useful for vulnerable people, that the first poster has to try and make some political issue out of it.

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Internet of Thieves: All that shiny home security gear is crap, warns HP

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Re: Hurr!!

I have to say I suspect its a mix of both. People who don't get security, mixed by people who get the value of selling data.

I start to wonder if the white goods are not being sold on a console type model (cheap consoles loss leaders, make money on the games). Except the cheap console is your smart device and the revenue is really generated by selling your information.

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Capita lands spot on mega £5bn NHS commissioning deal

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Re: "The scale of the opportunity is huge," he said.

Yes it would be more honest would be if their PR flack came out and went.

"Fuck me the trough is massive, oink".

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Re: Instead of going through the pretence...

They miss out on the perks such as budget overruns, scope creep etc.

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