* Posts by Mystic Megabyte

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Forgive me, father, for I have used an ad-blocker on news websites...

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Re: Tide Times UK

I use EasyTide, bookmarked to show 2 days at my location.

http://www.ukho.gov.uk/easytide/EasyTide/index.aspx

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I want to remotely disable Londoners' cars, says Met's top cop

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tanks for the memories

Wandering down a country lane in Switzerland you may notice some strange metal triangles in the road. Looking ahead you may well see a traditional style barn. The triangles are a tank trap, the barn is a concrete fake with a big cannon pointed directly at the tank trap. I think that they were expecting the Russians.

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Microsoft deletes Windows 10 nagware from Windows 7 and 8

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Win 8 rant

Try this simple test of usability...

Linux Mint: Press the Winkey and start typing "update", it will take you to the software update utility. The utility will tell you what each update will do.

Windows 8: Do whatever you like, you won't find the update utility! Resort to Google, then find that the update utility just says "1.2 GB to download", won't tell you any other information and then also fails to download anything.

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Will US border officials demand social network handles from visitors?

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Nope!

No intention of going to a place where the cops can take all your money with no way to get it back. They won't even reveal how much they have nabbed.

http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2016/09/nypd-cant-count-cash-theyve-seized-because-it-would-crash-computers/

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Trump website server config snafu left interns' CVs exposed

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Divide and conquer

We just had the same crap in the UK. The ones that wanted to leave the EU spread FUD, mostly about immigration. From speaking to people in the pub ISTM that just about all the "Leave" voters are racists.

Putin must be happy knowing that Europe is weakened.

Now your Mr. Trump is doing the same thing, spreading FUD and relying on peoples paranoia. I don't know much about H. Clinton but she does have political experience.

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@Big John and Steve124

You are both clever guys but you seem to have been fooled by the bullshit that Trumps talks. The man is an obnoxious arsehole, I would not buy a second-hand car from him.

For an insight to right-pondian views please look at the 9th. Sept. (4 of 68) cartoon at the following link. The cowering critter is Trump's toupee :)

http://www.independent.co.uk/#gallery

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MoD confirms award of giant frikkin' laser cannon contract

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Sea spray!

What f***ing use is this system on a ship? Are you going to send a sailor down to wipe the glass clean? You might need more sailors and a big supply of chamois leathers.

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BOFH: The case of the suspicious red icon

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ergh!

Had clients that who denied changing the theme to white text on a white background.

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Alleged hacker Lauri Love loses extradition case. Judge: Suicide safeguards in place

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This has to stop!

If convicted here he would most likely get 6 years.

If convicted in the USA he would get 60 years.

It cannot make sense to destroy someone's life for a foolish endeavour where nobody got hurt.

This country has been in thrall to the USA for too long, unfortunately no-one has the balls to tell them to f-off.

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Ransomware scum infect Comic Relief server: Internal systems taken down

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Re: Nothing funny about comic relief.

Charities these days are a sham.

Ask the folk on the yacht we rescued in a storm 10. I'm just a volunteer who gives my time :(

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Songsmiths sue US antitrust over Google-friendly rules ruling

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Uh Oh!

If you think of the USA as being the last bastion of decency then we are all borked. The greedy bastards have grabbed everything :( They don't realise that it will all fall apart pretty soon. Bunker prices are going up!

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End all the 'up to' broadband speed bull. Release proper data – LGA

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Incentive

Why not use the speed as the rental cost. Say the ISP states "Up to 100 mbs" for £X p.m. then if I can only get 10 mbs I only have to pay £X/10 p.m. That might spur them to improve their services.

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Microsoft thinks time crystals may be viable after all

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Microsoft Station Q.

Today I had the misfortune to be using* a Windows 8 laptop. Using "Search" for "Windows updates" or just "Updates" got no results, I had to Google how to find it. Maybe station Q can go back in time and fix that mess.

*It now dual boots with Ubuntu

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What's up, Zuck? FTC to probe Facebook for WhatsApp phone number mega-slurp

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Re: Numbers which have been collected without their holders' approval

Yes, I have you listed as arsehole#6

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World eats its 10 millionth Raspberry Pi

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Hardy little buggers

I used a Pi in a kiosk for a local museum. As they have no internet connection it's just an offline version of their web-site. As they enter and leave all the power is switched on or off at the main breaker. Most of the lights are fluorescent but the Pi is still booting up OK after a year of hard shutdowns.

Must buy more!

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Ten-year-old Windows Media Player hack is the new black, again

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Windows media non-player

Let me guess, it still thinks that an .iso is an unknown file format.

On a slightly related note I just bought a second hand laptop with Windows 8. I cannot put into words my horror and confusion about this total crock of shite. I've only had a PC since 1987, maybe I'm just not computer savvy enough to use Win 8. Ubuntu to the rescue!

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Adobe reverses decision to kill NPAPI Flash plugin for Linux

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Hello BBC

I'm one of the people that do not have a TV but watched the iPlayer. Now you want me to pay but there are a few problems.

1) Bandwidth: Ask BT why this country is lagging behind, sometimes I cannot even stream radio :(

2) Your reliance on Flash: I only use Linux, none of your download options work. Please remove the "Autoplay" function because it does not work as intended. If I switch it off then my choice is ignored. If I watch a video of a volcano why do you think that I'd be interested in every other fucking volcano that exists?

3) I'm not going to pay the licence fee, fuck you!

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Childcare app bods wipe users' data – then discover backups had been borked for a year

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Dead Data

The only way to be sure is to nuke Orbit from it!

I'll get my coat now...

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BSODs at scale: We laugh at your puny five storeys, here's our SIX storey #fail

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Re: really?

ooops!

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really?

I looked closely at the picture in the "5 story screen" article. Just to the right of the screen was a crowd control barrier making the screen approximately 7 ft. tall.

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Microsoft redfaced after Bing translation cockup enrages Saudis

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@Dr Scrum Master

"Bing has a translation function?"

FTFY

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FBI: Look out – hackers are breaking into US election board systems

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Trollface

what!

Teh 'merkins invented the interwebs but can't work it :(

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Facebook replaces human editors with McChicken romping, Fox News faking AI bots

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Breaking news

Shite website is full of shite!

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EE looks at its call charges, hikes a bunch, walks off giggling

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Re: What the hell is that stock photo supposed to represent?

You are Milo Yiannopolis and I claim my £5.

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Re: Just fancy that

I would upvote you more if I could. I was contemplating EE as my O2 coverage here is bad. After reading this article I'll stay with O2 for a while yet.

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Watch the world's biggest 'flying bum' go arse over tit in a crash

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My theory is static electricity wot dun it!

If you rub a balloon on your jumper it will stick to the wall. So was this blimp attracted to the ground?

icon: going down ===============>

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Windows Update borks PowerShell – Microsoft won't fix it for a week

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Repair

Someone above posted that it would be a good time to open a Windows repair shop. In brief ; I would rather gnaw my arm off rather than try to fix Windows 10.

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Re: Embarrassing @OldCixer

"But I would not inflict Linux on an ordinary user, either family/friends or in a business, would be a support nightmare"

In my experience you are wrong. I get about one support request a year from Linux users.

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'Neural network' spotted deep inside Samsung's Galaxy S7 silicon brain

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chip wars

"decision-making perceptrons"

Aren't they the arch enemy of the mysterons?

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Microsoft can't tell North from South on Bing Maps

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>Well, as the old saying goes - Americans learn geography from war. Seeing as they have never gone to war with the Aussies, how can they know where Australia is?

The CIA knew where it was when they destabilised the Australian government. It always makes me laugh when the yanks bleat on about democracy while getting rid of any democratically elected government that they dislike. Too many to list so here's just one: http://www.williambowles.info/spysrus/cia_australia.html

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Five-storey Blue Screen Of Death spotted in Thailand

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huh!

I'm not seeing *any* images.

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ISS astronauts begin spacewalk to install new docking adapter

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snooze mode

Will it play The Blue Danube?

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BT best provider for 10Mbps USO, says former digi minister Ed Vaizey

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More crap

"But what BT has done is incremental."

BT got £16 million from the Scottish parliament and upgraded our exchange to 512kbs. The scheme was codenamed "Exchange Activate" but should have been called "Rip-off the tax payer".

Luckily I can now stream video if there is no rain and it is between the hours of 1 to 5 a.m.

At this rate of "incremental" I'll be dead before fast broadband is available here. :(

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Cisco confirms two of the Shadow Brokers' 'NSA' vulns are real

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Russians?

Nope, it was Lisbeth Salander. Every fule kno that.

Also, ooops! (see above)

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Colour us shocked: ISPs not that keen to sign up for Universal Service Obligation

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BBC

In my case it's the BBC who'll be losing. I'm one of the freetards without a TV but who uses iPlayer. That is I used to use it because these days my internet is too slow to stream it. So I won't be buying a TV licence, sorry!

BTW, BT is my least favourite company, they are total ***********!

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Native Skype for Windows Phone walked behind shed, shot heard

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Re: It'll be available on Windows Mobile

Yup, I abandoned Skype the moment that Microsoft bought it. I do not trust them.

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Adblock Plus blocks Facebook's ad-blocker buster: It's a block party!

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moi, sponger?

>>Spongers. If you don't like their revenue model, don't use them.

Exactly, I don't use them, view them or go there. I also block *all* adverts for security reasons. Your "industry" is borked.

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Internet of Car...rikey what the hell just happened to my car?

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Re: Standard

This guy seems to have got off to a good start, scroll down to see the screenshots.

https://engineering-diy.blogspot.co.uk/

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Microsoft: You liked Windows 10 so much, you'll get 2 more in 2017

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Re: Steaming pile of

Known here as a crock o'shite

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Londoner jailed after refusing to unlock his mobile phones

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Re: Hmm @AC

I bow to your superior knowledge and that 120mm barrel pointing at me.

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VC vampire: Peter Thiel wants to live forever

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Re: Living Forever

" there's one where through some freak but nevertheless physically possible coincidence I turn out to be immortal."

Unfortunately that Universe has a habit of collapsing on Wednesdays :(

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US state sues Comcast for $100m in row over 'worthless' repair plans

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Bastards

Crikey! This makes British Telecom look like amateurs.

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You think Donald Trump is insecure? Check out his online store

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#obnoxious_arsehole

Is all that Trump crap made in China?

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Happy Sysadmin Day!

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@ allthecoolshortnamesweretaken

Maybe you had to be there, I'm glad that I was not.

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Firefox to banish hidden Flash files – and kill off sneaky ad snoopers

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Re: Flash @asdf

I use Chrome for similar reasons but on Ubuntu 15.10 it crashes a lot. Example 1: Log into bank, and get a "WebGL has crashed, continue or reload?". Example 2: Log into Plex and after streaming some movies and quitting I find that Chrome had actually crashed at the login screen (the auto fill password is where it goes wrong). Maybe these problems will go away when I get around to installing 16.04.

Chrome version 51.0.2704.106 (64-bit)

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Star Trek Beyond: An unwatchable steaming pile of tribble dung

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Re: Just have to add this..

If only it were possible to make a Galaxy Quest 2. Star Trek is just USA in space :(

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Africa's MeerKAT looks at the sky, surprises boffins with 1,300 galaxies

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Re: Universe, life and everything

Do you think that's photons you’re seeing?

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Openreach boss Clive Selley wants Ofcom to wrap it up already

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I live in hope

Meanwhile at my house, the video that I was just watching on the BBC news site stopped playing with a "Not enough bandwidth" message.

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A journey down the UK's '3D Tongue' into its mini industrial revolution

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Your everyday quantum device since 1938

Which nicely illuminate my shed.

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

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Ad agency swipes 'unnamed bloggers' for calling out its cynically fake 'save a refugee' app

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Re: I Whee

Grey Goo has just confirmed why I will never turn off my ad-blocker.

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