* Posts by Triggerfish

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W3C's failed Do Not Track crusade tumbles to ad-blockers' Vietnam

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Re: Do not eat

I started using it on el reg, when they became all flashing to get my attention or started fecking moving across the page, not good when I am trying to get past the fact its morning and I am awake and I have not had a brew yet.

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Re: Irony

It could have been easier, the advertisers could have had a little more respect for privacy and playing fair, most people would find a free content site with non intrusive adds acceptable, instead they thought they could push the limits. Unfortunately for them, on the web with tech savvy people all around, people don't bother trying to change a law, they write a program, this is the counter reaction to their extremes

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Windows 10: A SYSADMIN speaks his brains – and says MEH

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Re: "You'll get used to it"

Bugger that, after a few years of using command line on unix boxes, using vax, and having experience with windows in its many flavours including ME, the average OS should at least be something I can delve into, windows 8 should have been ok need to get used it but it'll be usable and same same enough; instead well its been a long time since I swore at an OS but win 8 deserved it.

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Re: This says it all really

Actually post release, if they still have all the creepy options turned on, I would ask why am I paying for it?

Either its free and I am being monetised by you selling my personal details to advertisers, fair enough.

Or I have paid a fair chunk of cash for it and thats where you got my money, now sod off trying to gouge more out of me by selling me and my personal life.

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A third of workers admit they'd leak sensitive biz data for peanuts

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Re: A simple patch

Depends, I have worked for an employer who used to drive in, in a 70K car, be pretty abusive, and spend a lot of time telling us how hard their life was because they were only paying themselves 16K (the tax paid for by the company dividends, car, reduction on mortagage for home office, phones, computers ipads etc etc apparently do not count as wages). They used to say things to their employees who they were paying 13K (and definetly underpaid) that they were the reason that even as a CEO they couldn't afford childcare.

Someone like that, yeah I can see someone going fuck you.

Morals and Ethics all very well, but its easier to keep them if your employer also has them.

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Got an Android phone? SMASH IT with a hammer – and do it NOW

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Look, you want a service contract, go buy a service contract. Otherwise, how on earth can you demand that a product you bought yesterday be guaranteed to be upgradeable to a product released tomorrow? It's just preposterous.

Hows this different from recalling a car that has software vulns then?

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Gamers Steaming over dumb Valve password vuln

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Re: Steam Guard is a PIA

Yes it behaves itself with me as well forgot I had it on. Dunno why but steam seems to be really well behaved with most people/ installs but if you are one who gets problems its a plague of them.

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It’s DEJA VU: Customer forgets to tell us about essential feature AGAIN

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Re: Missed requirements

In our business we call that a variation order. Didn't declare the requirement up front? Sure, get your cheque book out…

In the right business you call that a government eng/IT project and make a fortune.

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Happy birthday Alf Garnett, you daft, reactionary old git

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Growing up in that area (the town hall clock at the beginning is down the road from where I lived (although that's actually East Ham town hall clock not canning town)). The language used was pretty common, but there was some difference in peoples actions, there was a lot of East Londoners who would say things that sound racist, but then would have coloured friends. The older generation can sound a lot more racist than their actions actually are. I still have the odd cringe at some of the things said by older relatives.

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HP slaps dress code on R&D geeks: Bin that T-shirt, put on this tie

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Re: My brain hurts

Hollistics fine when its used properly, problem is its so hi jacked now that it always sounds like bullshit. Fecking hate the word proactive though.

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I'm still working on turning up on time.

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Re: Tidy Desk

Although I have to say one way to deal with it is to finish work 15 min earlier so you can tidy up then sit around on your arse waiting for the clock to reach hometime. Never tidy your desk in your own time after work.

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Re: Tidy Desk

Tidy desks liked by people who aren't to busy.

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Jeep breach: Scared? You should be, it could be you next

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Re: Why the hell connect cars to the net anyway?

Hell man I had someone at work tell me yesterday how Samsung smart TVS listen in on you, a couple of months ago they were thinking I was daft/paranoid saying I wouldn't go near a smart TV if I could find a dumb equivalent.

Web 2.0 is boiling the frog for people on privacy, everything is now facebook connected whether it should be or not, and now its boiling the frog on the common sense of whether we need things connected, possibly tied in with the whole privacy thing again, how long before your movement stats are sold away?

Keep turning up at this supermarket car park, sure the rivals would like to know and start sending you vouchers. I am short on sleep and may be getting a bit ranty, but I wish the marketing people who keep thinking this is a good idea and those who keep wanting to monetise us, when they ahve already taken the money for the product as well, would just fuck off.

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Cyber poltergeist threat discovered in Internet of Stuff hubs

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Re: An often underestimated threat

"Would you like some toast?"

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NASA briefing in HOURS: 'We are upon the CUSP of finding ANOTHER EARTH'

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Re: Presentationalism

I always thought that was a test to weed out the idiots too concerned about the font to understand the significance.

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Re: A bankrupt country's tax payer's money well spent?

It's called investing in the future, and its probably a better investment than spinning money to F35's, or bridges to nowhere.

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Beaten blokes HATE the women who frag them in online games

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Re: Shock findings

I keep hearing this pay gap thing but I never see it, I've worked for plenty of places and never noticed it being applied to the women at them.

Also couldn't care less who beats me as long as it's done with skill.

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Keep your stupid drones away from piloted aircraft, rages CAA

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Re: Consequences

They don't use frozen chickens.

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Re: Consequences

There's some delicate parts, in theory the engine should survive a strike and is designed and tested to, realistically you do not want the possibility of Murphy turning up and showing you what you missed on a real plane with passengers.

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Americans find fantastic new use for drones – interfering with firefighting

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Re: US of NRA

It's first inception will be on youtube.

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Bill Hicks: 25 years on from the cult comedian's big break

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I remember seeing him make that forgive me comment in an interview. He had what can only be described as a dismissive smirk that came from a genuinely don't give a fuck attitude.

Although my first encounter was watching him doing a angry rant about music and rock and roll, and finishing with the plea to New Kids On The Block that if they did want to be rock and roll they should go on stage during a show and kill themselves.

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Reg reader casts call centre spell with a SECRET WORD

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Re: Its a game of poker.

Can I add LinkedIn, its often has the people at the tops email addressess, its suprising how quick an email to them mentioning how you are going to dedicate some times to mentioning them on every forum, and twitter account including their own the whole scape of their bad service.

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Re: Ee are the same...

Ah yes.

Had a problem with Merchant authing on a site, the ISP had a setting wrong and it kept dropping part of the handshake, this was costing about 60% of sales. Some very clever sys admins at another ISP I gamed with figured out the problem, BT card services (who actually are very good) confirmed the issue.

Our ISP (Fasthost) point blank refused to escalate it as an issue, the first line didn't even understand the problem, but because it didn't fit any scripts it was put down as a non issue we must be mistaken (e.g your customers are just leaving before the transaction finished).. I literally could get nowhere.

Problem eventually solved by changing ISPs.

But I would like to say Fasthost, your shit, your supports shit and if any one else ask me about you I will tell them to never go near you.

PS your shit.

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German police ARREST SQUIRREL for stalking woman

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Re: Beware !

Assault on precinct 13 with squirrels?

Disney's getting hardcore!

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Ashley Madison hack: Site for people who can't be trusted can't be trusted

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Worth noting the pledge of allegiance given in American schools in the thirties was the same Nazi style salute to the flag.

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Loan application data hacked, company responds: Meh, not our customers

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Re: AFC Kredieten

Yes I have to say I saw this comment

"She also said that there would not be any reputational damage to the company if the records were published."

And thought I wouldn't touch you witha ten foot shitty bargepole.

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FEMALE BLOOD-SUCKERS zero in on human prey by smelling our BREATH

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Re: and the vaccines?

I'm pretty sure there's a lot of work going into these already (not arguing more money would not be good). But there's a lot of countries that are fully aware of the dangers of Malaria on have been trying to come up with solutions better than prophylaxis.

Dengue fever seems to be getting more common, few years ago no one I knew had it our worried about it too much, now I have a few friends who have suffered more than one bout.

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Wildlife

Maybe we should encourage more bat habitats, the average bat eats a lot of insects a night pipistrelles around 3000 a night.

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Re: ding-dong!

Yes it works for some not others for some reason, my GF always used to get bitten, whereas I swear by it, you smell a bit girlie but its worth it. I used to just take the shower gel though, then spread a lot of deet based repellent on.

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Re: another option

Pigs are a good host for Japanese Encephalitis (if you are in SEA), which is then spread to humans via Mosquito bites, you can get a jab for it but its not commonly on the list if you go for jabs when traveling abroad.

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Re: Not convinced.

Yeah thats what I thought as well, but I'd also say they ankles are often more exposed, if out at night somewhere hot often have long trousers on, and also if you are sleeping under a mossie net, or have some sort of blanket then its usually your ankles that are exposed or tangled in the edge of them, easier for the buggers to get at.

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Horrifying MOCK BACON ABOMINATION grown in BUBBLING VATS as ALGAE

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To be fair none of the veggies I know mind the rest of us being omnivores, as far as they are concerned what you eat is your own business. Whenever they have come round and I have cooked a Sunday roast for all their happy to have just the veg as long as its cooked seperate from any meat juice (roast spuds for example).

They aren't overly impressed by some of the animal treatment for cheap meat like factory chickens, but then again neither am I.

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Re: The horror, the horror

"Ate it in China, most organics are considered foodstuffs there." -- Arthur the cat

Chicken tendons deep fried and battered, never again.

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Re: Great news @ AC

Surely that would be hanger beef.

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Having come from London but now living in the countryside, there are places round me you can actually go name your bacon and watch it running around until its old enough to become breakfast, they do the same with lambs, cattle and the Chrimbo turkey. Sometimes I feel a little bad about this, but then someone passes me the ketchup or mint sauce.

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Re: I'd eat some

I dunno the smell of frying bacon is usually the one smell that a lot of veggies drool over. Could be a good market.

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Toyota recalls 625,000 hybrids: Software bug kills engines dead with THERMAL OVERLOAD

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Re: Quality

Don't know if it still is, but we were taught about the Pinto problem in design when I studied my Mech Eng.

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Uninstalled Google Photos? Thought your pics safe from slurping? WRONG, bozo

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Re: @Triggerfish

No I would have thought its more like, continue running Chrome processes when its been unistalled to be honest.

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Umm no, if I unistall software then I expect it to stop doing what it does, not leave little bits hidden and still working.

What would be the definition of software on a PC or server that if you unistalled it still left sub processes/ programs doing their own thing hidden in the background?

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Uber to drivers: You make a ton of dosh for us – but that doesn't make you employees

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Subcontractors

If they have diverse drivers some of whom they say subcontract, who vets the subcontracted?

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'I'm COMING for you, DIRTBAG!': Ex-Sony chief Smedley to Kid Lizard hacker

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You do realise having liberal views doesn't neccessarily mean you are a complete hippy who beleives in non violence don't you? I mean it does also allow for people to have enough sense that sometimes, whilst punishment is needed, going completly over the top and rabidly punishing people and basically screaming aaaargh over the internet is not neccessarily the done or best thing.

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Norks execute underperforming terrapin farm manager

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Re: Putting aside the absurdity of the punishment...

Run a net through the average tropical fish tank, most of them are food fish as well.

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Oi, idiot fanbois. DON'T buy this gun-shaped iPhone case, mmkay?

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Re: Not good

I agree with Sisk comments earlier, knife (not counting guns just melee) was always regarded as one of the worst things to defend against, its as fast as someone punching, you are going to get cut. Running is much better.

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Rampaging fox terrorises rural sports club, victim sustains ‘tweaked groin’

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Re: Police Target Practice

At least its not Emus

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu_War

"If we had a military division with the bullet-carrying capacity of these birds it would face any army in the world...They can face machine guns with the invulnerability of tanks. They are like Zulus whom even dum-dum bullets could not stop."

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Re: Is this "sports club"

Not necessarily domesticated wolf, Dingos are also candidates for domestication into dogs.

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Re: Rabies?

Having seen the damage done to a car that hit a badger I'm pretty sure if I encountered a annoyed one hitting it with a handy stick would not have much effect.

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Will rising CO2 damage the world's oceans? NOT SO MUCH – new boffinry

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Re: Is it an indication... @Ivan4

The reefs you are talking about surviving the acidification are around Palau and other areas with natural acidification, however it does not mean all reefs. It should be noted those reefs have grown somewhere naturally more acidic (due to how currents work in that area), and that scientist aren't exactly sure why they are doing better.

It should also be noted though that cherry picking one reef system and using that as the test sample for all reefs world wide is pretty bad science.

As for the article nice prediction, So Lewis how's it any better than the climate disaster predictions that take just one or two factors ignore the rest and draw conclusions from it?

You know the ones you rightly ridicule as bad science.

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