* Posts by <shakes head>

157 posts • joined 22 Feb 2010

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Bill for half a billion quid lands on Apple's desk in Facetime patent scrap

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Re: Beers all round

a bit sad that the reg has sunk to suck lows that apple are now talking to them, we have now lost that badge of honour

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Land Rover Defender dies: Production finally halted by EU rules

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Re: Safety?

that was a discovery, on a defender the MPV driver would have been decapitated after submarining under the defender and the winch bumper.

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Sainsbury's Bank web pages stuck on crappy 20th century crypto

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Re: They still use XP

the same PCI requirement that most of the credit card companies can't meet?

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Southend-on-Sea splashes £1.5m on hybrid cloud data centre

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hbos?

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FAA approves Amazon US drone flight just months after firm gave up and went to Canada

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Re: And now - the rest of the story

hmmm not really it needs to be in "line of sight" so a small SAT with a rubbish camera would make in in line of sight but not visible due to the crummy camera

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Three-years-late fit-to-work IT tool will cost taxpayers £76m

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Re: Whaaat?

never attribute to malice that which can easily be explained by stupidity

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DataCore’s benchmarks for SANsymphony-V hit a record high note

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FAIL

3% of price does not convert to 97% more expencive

3% of the cost is converted to 33times more expensive or 3300%

either me or the Author has failed

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Ready for DevOps? Time to brush up on The Office and practise 'culture'

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and legislative speration of duties

he who builds shall not run, he who runs, shall not fix.

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The Register's entirely serious New Year's resolutions for 2016

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Re: Page and Worstall "moved on" in the Autumn, right?

the comments were fun though

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Re: Page and Worstall "moved on" in the Autumn, right?

there is also a difference between "oh your going" and "I see now that we have moved you office to the basement next to the lift motors and given you a coax line, you have decided to go"

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Re: Page and Worstall "moved on" in the Autumn, right?

anyone know where they went, as I would quite like to follow

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Re: we plan to be a big part of the prosperity

anyone else notice all the comments have dried up as well, that was part of the fun, and now there is less motivation to see what is on the site.

RIP

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iOS 9 kludged our iPhones, now give us money, claims new lawsuit

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Re: Money market

please define "high end", laptop that lasts 6 years and 3 OS versions with out anything being done to it seems high end to me, and the price I would have paid if it was not a refurb, would have felt "High end"

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Outfit throws fit, hits FitBit's hit kit with writ (Apple also involved)

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and award for openess

"a band capable of encircling a portion of the body of a subject"

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After Death Star II blew: Dissecting the tech of Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens

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Re: @Dr Dan Holdsworth

that was interesting

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Mobile bank upstart Tandem scores regulatory thumbs-up

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Re: “to proactively improve customers’ financial lives,”

what this means is that they will dig into every aspect of you phone you let them in order to advertise and "cross sell" additional products which is where they will make their money, essentially google's business model but the banking bit is on offer and the rest hidden

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Apple's design 'drives up support costs, makes gadgets harder to use'

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Re: But

just email it to yourself

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Top cops demand access to the UK's entire web browsing history

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Re: Knights in rusty armour

just by pointing out that these tools are available you have contravened the by "providing information the may be used by terrorist", by pointing this out I have fallen into the same gotya.

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No change in US law, no data transfer deals – German state DPA

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Re: Depends where it goes

sorry no, if the data is collected by a US company it can be completed by the patriot act, and as such is illegal. if the company is EU but moves it to a US company irrelevant of where the data is then that EU company has broken the law.

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On its way: A Google-free, NSA-free IT infrastructure for Europe

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patriot act

sorry but that does not work, as the patriot act is in effect on every US corp, they have to breach EU data laws if asked to. therefore any US corp cannot guarantee the required levels of security and privacy. they could have a separate EU company that they own all the shares of that has servers in the EU and that would work, but they would never be allowed to export that data back to the mothership.

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Exposed Volkswagen 'n' pals get 2 more YEARS to sort out emissions

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how much NOx do bicycles produce

the back road I use to get to the station has seen a huge increase in cycles on it, causing long lines of traffic stuck behind then at 10Mph followed by a massive acceleration to get around them till the next one. as one cyclist cause as all this acceleration and deceleration they are causing the NOx

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VW: Just the tip of the pollution iceberg. Who's to blame? Hippies

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Re: Stop blaming just the hippies

not really they only are efficient if run for a long burn, if they run start up every few mins for 5 or ten mins then they never get to their efficiency rating

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PETA monkey selfie lawsuit threatens wildlife photography, warns snapper at heart of row

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i think you missed the point

if this goes PETAs way then animal have the same rites as people.

this is just the thin edge of a wedge.

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11 MILLION VW cars used Dieselgate cheatware – what the clutch, Volkswagen?

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Re: Please

so on a long journey you beat the MPG of a split urban rural benchmark by 3MPG . congratulations

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Cambridge University Hospitals rated 'inadequate' due to £200m IT fail

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Re: Canary Yellow.

and every consultant and doctor believing that only they matter/are right.

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Brimming with VM goodness: Qnap TS-453mini 4-bay NAS

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Re: Steve Davies 3 - 10G support

which really helps over my wireless connection to my laptop <sigh> different does not me good or bad it just means different, when will we git this( or I may be wrong)

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Re: Not quite the same

at what point did the desire to not do something become not having the ability?

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A BOFH friendly cloud service? Shurely shome mistake...

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th eonly BOFH cloud

is teh one you build yourself fro the companies "old" servers and lease back to them from their own server room as an on premis cloud

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'Walter Mitty' IT manager admits to buying gun on dark web

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Re: I wonder what he wanted it for?

handguns are not illegal here, just that there is almost no justification for one that is excepted by the police, there are a couple of justifications but they are hard to come by and extremely limited

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British killer robot takes out two Britons in Syria strike

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Re: Will the next Great War be religious?

all of those look to be one group against another that happen to have different religion, but also in most cases ansestry or a buch of other things, land/ not land.

oh i give up.

people are different and ofter we fight, sometimes even about being different

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Re: OMG

who decides what is "better"?

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Net neutrality: How to spot an arts graduate in a tech debate

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that depends on the level of the "floor" i guess sub basment would be cheaper the penthouse :¬)

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BT commences trials of copper-to-the-home G.fast broadband tech

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Re: Silly...

so fibre keep working when some idot steals what he things is copper cable?

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More deaths linked to Ashley Madison hack as scammers move in

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Re: Meeow

at what point did "tolerant" mean agreeing with.

i can "tolerate" other people doing allsorts of things I think are wrong, and it is none of my business. to i think they are right ..... no. Does that make me intolerant?

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Ofcom coverage map: 7/10 – must try harder next time

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how about the tinfoil insulation

all new insulation is foil wrapped, in effect blocking/reducing all signals apart from the windows/doors, as long as the next house is not in the way of the mast.

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EU clears UK to give £50m to SABRE space launcher engine

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you are both the same AC arenn't you?

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Australian court slaps down Hollywood's speculative invoices

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Re: Loophole

now if you lend yourself teh money at 100%interest then you can charge the interest as a cost, presuming acces to a seperate company.

to make it more fun,

1) open a new conpany

2)inver the bond amoun tin the new company

3) len to new company at 100% ( based on unlikely postivie outcome)

4) charge teh interest as a cost

i should be an accountant

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GDS denim brigade flees GOV.UK after Web2.0rhea MESSIAH Bracken departs

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Re: Hundreds of people who've never delivered anything.

that is a bit like saying real Architects, the ones that spent years at uni, should have layed bricks and mixed concrete.

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

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so what happens when

you add a pluging that tells the advertisers that you just visited your own site and please can you pay me for displaying the advert

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World-beating TWO-QUADRILLION-WATT LASER fired by boffins

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hair removal

as above

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Are you a Tory-voting IT contractor? Congrats! Osborne is hiking your taxes

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try being a contractor

with 10% cut whenever the company must be seen to be tough and rates not gone up in 8 years, with a big dip in the middle.

You do know that a final salary pention is worth 30% of you pay packet, if you have one of those.

in this world some win and some lose at different times, you can always jump the fence for the greener grass.

to be clear in the last decade i have been permie 3 times and had 8 contracts some returning after a break.

if you want unfair, try the our .com is being bought and we are making a fortune, as a thanks have a choclate orange on your way out. :¬) that was fun

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Google: Maps editing is back – but, please, no more p*ss-taking robots!

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lossing interest in maps

this sounds like they are not interested any more, the self driving cars shoul dbe able to use road signs so no need any more, or they are just bored.

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Mathematician: SUNSPOT DROUGHT will mean mini ICE AGE from 2030

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Re: This good be good news or bad news..... @CodeJunky

what do you have against billy's ginger girlfriend :¬)

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Florida cops cuff open-carry, balls-out pirate packing 'operational' flintlocks

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Re: Much fuss over nothing?

we use to have shouting matches with the police officer giving you a parking ticket, who was similarly armed.

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Silly Google's Photos app labelled BLACK PEOPLE as GORILLAS

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Re: Bah!

i think you will find that uk law makes it offencive the the person is offended.

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Even Apple doesn’t mess with Taylor Swift

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Re: And in the end Apple agreed to pay the artists and made themselves look like jerks

what do you mean this is not the publisity Apple want, everyone is now talking about the service.

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45% of UK data centres have suffered a natural disaster. Really?

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or the toilets next to the main busbar

so yes thier was a flood but not the kind they were thinking of, 4 days to get a replacment busbar and all the backup power was conected infront of the said busbar supplying 3 floors.

i pulled a lot of power cables up 3 floors of riser to keep the lights on.

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Light the torches! NSA's BFF Senator Feinstein calls for e-book burning

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Re: Only time I've ever written to my MP

I think you will find it only the know algae of good and evil, so morality not all knowledge, the concept that the universe and world before the was made, and therefore understandable is the foundation of modern science. Believing the rest is up to the rader to decide.

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Boffins: It's EASY to make you GRASS YOURSELF UP for crimes you never did

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The point is not the confession

The point of this is the witnesses who WILL talk to the police, but may have their memories coloured in for them with additional details, that may more may not be true.

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UK slaps 25 per cent 'Google Tax' on tech multinationals

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Re: That's our strategy...

Hmrc employes have a £7.50 unreceipted lunch allowance, mine is a fiver with a receipt

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