* Posts by Andy Tunnah

130 posts • joined 24 May 2007

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Ashley Madison spam starts, as leak linked to first suicide

Andy Tunnah

Let it pass

I know it's horrible and I know it's going to cause loads of problems...but just ride it out. If you're on there and the pressure is coming externally, ignore it, ride it out, it'll pass.

These sort of things (albeit not on this scale) happen all the time. Embarrassing situations you have to explain, and then gets forgotten about with the myriad of other random crap about a person.

Sure some will suffer worse than others, but I doubt that's because of the external pressure. It's just scam artists trying to earn a buck.

From what I've heard from people who are on there (I don't judge..although I looked up my brother in law, then I woulda judged..) and most people signed up but never went through with a hook up, they chickened out. Obviously I don't know if the small data pool I have is indicative of everyone, but the optimist in me likes to think so

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Would YOU make 400 people homeless for an extra $16m? Decision time in Silicon Valley

Andy Tunnah

He ain't rich

That's a lot of money. I'd take the lower amount in a heartbeat. Realistically I'd never know the difference in those amounts, and the fact I could live with myself makes it a simple choice.

It'd be like evicting family. I really can't see him taking the higher amount

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Still safe as houses: More CCTV for the masses

Andy Tunnah

Re: Phoneline Weakpoint

Spray peppermint around or near the devices, spiders hate it

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A close shave: How to destroy your hard drives without burning down the data centre

Andy Tunnah

My method works a treat

I use a password and keyfile. The password is well over 100 chars long and impossible to remember - it's kept in text format, along with the key, on a USB drive.

I mount the data, then move the key and password file to the encrypted partition, and secure erase the USB device. When I am doing a reboot or anything like that I copy it back to the USB device

But if anyone comes knocking, the power just needs to be knocked off, and BAM! Impossible to recover

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Apple, Google should give FBI every last drop of user information, says ex-HP CEO and wannabe US prez Carly Fiorina

Andy Tunnah

That old chestnut

"What we know now, if we had known it then, we could have prevented this" is such a dangerous statement. So they get what they want. Then another attack happens, where if they had been watching every single person intrusively, it wouldn't have. So there's another barrier. And so on.

There are some things you just have to accept as being a risk if you wanna keep a certain level of freedom

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The Q7: Audi’s big SUV goes from tosspot to tip-top

Andy Tunnah

Boring

That is one ugly, boring looking car. It looks like a bloated A4. It looks like they simply inflated the A4.

I liked the first Q7. It looked...mean. Although I suppose that limits your market, this is definitely a more soccer-mom looking affair

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Edge out rivals? No! Firefox boss BLASTS Microsoft's Windows 10 browser brouhaha

Andy Tunnah

I bet this is unpopular...

I know this will get me downvoted..but surely, as it's their software, shouldn't MS be allowed to put their browser as the default one ?

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Windows 10 in head-on crash with Nvidia drivers as world watches launch

Andy Tunnah

I was gonna downvote you for your frankly terrible and snotty attitude

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Andy Tunnah

No thanks

Forced updates are something I just refuse to accept. There is a long history of bad updates in windows, so frequent that it's just kind of...expected to happen now and again.

So I only do updates once a patch has been out for at least a month. I'll eventually have to switch to windows 10 when DX12 games become the norm, but by then hopefully someone has created a work around - and if not I'll just firewall the bugger

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Beaten blokes HATE the women who frag them in online games

Andy Tunnah

Shocker!

People with poor social skills and who are generally shitty people are shitty to women!

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Intel TOCK BLOCK: 10nm Cannonlake delayed to 2017, bonus 14nm Kaby Lake to '16

Andy Tunnah

Name suggestion

They should call it tack, it fits in and it's tacked on, every body wins

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Horrifying MOCK BACON ABOMINATION grown in BUBBLING VATS as ALGAE

Andy Tunnah

Re: I'd eat some

Strips of dried tarmac are better than Quorn bacon

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Andy Tunnah

Go for Waitrose bacon, or if you're in the north, Booths. It's the same price as decent bacon (about 3 quid a pack) and the quality is way way better than anywhere else, apart from Sainsbury's TTD, which while nice is just that bit too expensive.

The best bacon I ever had was from Bury Market, it was treacle infused bacon available around Halloween. Absolutely gorgeous when fried in a little butter. They have to limit it's release though due to the chance of murdering you if consumed all year round.

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Thinking of adding an SSD for SUPREME speed? Read this

Andy Tunnah

Don't bother

Go for size over speed. A 1TB SATA SSD is a much better purchase than a 480GB PCIe SSD. Desktop users simply don't need the extra speed

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China wants to build a 200km-long undersea tunnel to America

Andy Tunnah

Re: america to china on train

I can't tell if this is a holocaust joke or if some horrible train accident happened in Germany

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LG's six-sided battery to take smart watches into new timezones

Andy Tunnah

Re: Wot?

It means device batteries, not cell batteries

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How much info did hackers steal on US spies? Try all of it

Andy Tunnah

Wow

Anyone else get the urge to fill one of these in just to see how screwed up your life looks from the outside looking in ?

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PATRIOT Act axed, NSA spying halted ... wake up, Neo, it's just a dream in the US House of Reps

Andy Tunnah

I need to adult more

I know I should grow up, and I should be outraged at things...but I still can't help but laugh at the phrase "forcing backdoors"

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Drug drone not high enough: Brit lags' copter snared on prison wire

Andy Tunnah

Logic dictates...

...that they wouldn't know if the first one had already happened, because it wouldn't be dictated.

It's like the saying about the perfect crime, nobody would know about it because they never got caught.

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Cops cuff Colorado girl for allegedly poisoning mum after iPhone ban

Andy Tunnah

Wonder what colour..

If she was white it'll be a lost girl over-reacting to what she perceived as a serious incident in her life, and will receive counselling

But if she was a minority she is an evil child that will be locked up to stop this spawn of satan doing it again.

Over to you Fox News!

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Google's 'encrypted-by-default' Android is NOT encrypting by default

Andy Tunnah

VERY surprising

Not at them backing down, nope not at all.

The surprising thing is that not only are Apple doing something first, but they're also doing it best, even though it doesn't benefit them in some way (although actually them being able to say "nuh uh sorry mr policey-man can't help you" and not have to retrieve people's files is a plus to them).

I don't really see this as Google backing down as such..but you can sure as hell bet every itard will put it that way.

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Live a day in the life of Jennifer Lawrence: Tell Reddit to delete your stolen nude selfies

Andy Tunnah

Crazy

I still find it baffling how it took such a big event for people to take notice of this.

I got into a discussion about it elsewhere and the attitude people have is insane. They legitimately believe that if a person gives them a nude shot, it is then theirs to do as they wish. But if you ask em what they would do in the reverse they won't go past "but I'm not stupid enough to give someone naked photos"

It ran into a wall though when you asked em if their missus' had theirs stolen, because people with that sort of mentality are forever alone

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'Boutique' ISPs: Snub the Big 4 AND get great service

Andy Tunnah

Re: Jammy git

That was what you took away from that ? You're a strange duck.

My missus passing was what caused me to go live with a friend, which is when I experienced 100mbit. Upon returning home 40mbit seemed almost archaic, which is pretty much the only time I've been sad at my internet.

Better ?

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Andy Tunnah

Jammy git

I dunno how but I've always been blessed by the God Of Awesome Interwebs.

From being one of the very first users of broadband at 512mb, to truly unlimited Pipex 8mbit (even though after I moved out they tried to screw my parents by changing the contract, then issuing them a £2000 bill ha), to getting Sky which has been nothing but an absolute pleasure - 24mbit for a tenner, now up to 40mbit for 20 quid, and I abuse it like a champion.

I'm a storage whore, cloud just doesn't sit well with me, so have about 90tb local storage, and it's not uncommon to do 2tb/month or more. Never had an issue or complaint, or throttling of any kind.

The only time I've not been happy was when my missus passed away, I went to stay with a mate for a while, get away from things, and he had 100mbit...when I finally came back home, 40mbit seemed almost archaic. But he has throttling, and can only open up at certain times, which is a bit of a pain.

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Turbocharged quad-core Raspberry Pi 2 unleashed, global geekgasm likely

Andy Tunnah

Re: Video playback

Has to be WinXP because of MPC-HC. It took me months of constantly showing the same thing over and over, XBMC just wouldn't be worth the effort I'd rather just let them do without

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Andy Tunnah

Re: Video playback

It's not for me, it's for family who don't use computers (older parents who have trouble even using a browser)

It took me months just to get my Dad to mount images, and he flat out refuses to write anything down, instead calling me to show him the same things over and over, so I refuse to give them something new to (not) learn.

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Andy Tunnah

Video playback

I want a tiny PC to plug into the TV in the family room for media playback. I have media files on the network, and they range from crappy xvids all the way up to bluray disc images, so a dedicated media player was never ideal as none play absolutely everything the way a true PC can.

So I want one of these to bang WinXP on (the family are computarded, so no linux, no XBMC..they can barely handle MPC-HC and the mounting of images), would this be OK for handling high bitrate MKVs and bluray discs ?

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The Pirate Bay clambers back online after cop raid sunk site for 7 weeks

Andy Tunnah

Why bother

If public torrents are your thing, just stick with btdigg.org, it's a search engine for DHT. Whenever I've been looking for something ridiculously rare or ancient, I always end up finding it on there.

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Cuddly robots, whipsmart laughs and plenty of heart in Big Hero 6

Andy Tunnah

Loved it

Watched this a few weeks back, and it was brilliant. Plenty of heart too.

Only downside is now I have a yearning to own an inflatable robot.

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OH HAPPY DAY! Lawyers replaced by AI

Andy Tunnah

Hmmm

So a soulless entity with no concept of compassion or empathy, who only works to achieve it's goals...is going to get replaced by AI ? Wonderful!

(No I'm not ashamed of this joke)

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Landlines: The tech that just won't die

Andy Tunnah

My way of sorting calls:

I have an ingenious system for sorting out if my landline calls are for me or not - if the landline rings, it's telespam.

I never list my landline as my telephone number, unless somewhere specifically asks for it, even then I'll leave it blank, as it's rarely required for a real purpose. I think the only time it had to be listed was as a backup emergency number for the hospital or something along those lines.

Or if I'm signing up for something where I just know any call I receive will be some poor sod toiling away in a call centre, THEN I use the landline. My 1571 is always choc full.

"Hi there Mr Tunnah, this is.." DELETE

lather, rinse, repeat every few days.

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4Chan man Moot logs off as admin for last time

Andy Tunnah

Ergh

There is something very cringeworthy about seeing 4chan-specific terms posted on here

Then again 4chan is a whole bag of cringe in itself

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I'll build a Hyperloop railgun tube-way in Texas, Elon Musk vows

Andy Tunnah

Really ?

Nobody remembers the solar powered rail from The Simpsons?

REALLY?!

You're mad the lot of you, this will doom us all

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Grand Theft Auto 1997: 'Sick, deluded and beneath contempt'

Andy Tunnah

Ah memories

I'll never forget the look of horror the guy at PC World gave my Mam when she bought me this. I would have been around 12 or 13 I think, and I was fortunate enough to have very liberal parents - they let me watch Terminator 2 when I was 8, let my sister watch Freddy when she was 12 (who in turn shown it to me when I was 8, which in turn scared the living shite out of me), etc. etc.

The look the guy gave my Mam though I'll never forget, you'd think she was buying me sex toys. He started to give a whole speech about it being about murder and mayhem, me there the whole time trying to make him explode with my eyes. My Mam though just laughed him off and said "it's a bloody computer game".

So I thanked her by repressing those murderous urges it brought forward, because games may have warped my lil' ,mind, but nobody makes Mam look wrong.

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4K off, Google Fiber: Comcast, Broadcom tout 2Gbps cable

Andy Tunnah

Re: Gigabit broadband require

Don't get me wrong I'm all for faster internet, but your usage scenario is bonkers.

Barely any families at the moment use a high number of concurrent streams of HD (usually 720p), even a big family is rarely seen using more than 2 or 3.

Considering there is barely any 4K material (and even less desktop users able to display it), it's gonna be a long time before even 1 person uses it exclusively, nevermind the entire family.

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Wanna play PlayStation games but don't have a console? Samsung's got a TV for that

Andy Tunnah

My god...

This makes me feel old saying it...but ain't it a grand time we live in ?

In such a massively short time we've gone from text games through teletext to straight up console games through our TVs!

I'm 30 years old but I feel like my grandad in saying...ain't technology grand eh ?

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Sony releases Nork flick The Interview straight to DVD (digital video download)

Andy Tunnah

Oh look!

On torrents already.

Slam them as much as you want, pirates are a bloomin' efficient bunch!

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High Court: You've made our SH*T list – corked pirate torrent sites double in a day

Andy Tunnah

they bloody blocked btdigg, it's only a search engine for the DHT DB, doesn't actually catalogue anything. Idiots

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Bloke, 26, accused of running drug souk Silk Road 2.0 cuffed by Feds

Andy Tunnah

Re: Re Mark 85 Moral?

Junkies tend not to buy their drugs through a sophisticated website using an advanced form of digital currency...

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Are you a gun owner? Let us in OR ELSE, say Blighty's top cops

Andy Tunnah

Hmm

I thought they could already do this. Have a shotgun license, never had an inspection apart from the initial one (in 5 years), but I always thought they had the power to do spot checks.

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Particle that behaves like matter AND antimatter found: Majorana fermion

Andy Tunnah

HA!

"Yazdani said the experiment should be fairly easy for other boffins to reproduce because it doesn't use exotic metals."

See, this is why I love science, ultra pure crystals of lead, a 2-story-tall tunneling microscope, a line of iron ATOMS, all cooled to a gnat's fart above the point where kinetic energy can even exist, and they say it should be fairly easy to reproduce.

I'm no science geek by a long shot (although I get the gist of this article, my understanding of it is...poor), if they taught us things like this in school I'd probably know a whole lot more.

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What the 4K: High-def DisplayPort vid meets reversible USB Type C

Andy Tunnah

Endless joy

See this is why 4K is the most exciting standard to ever be released - not for it's technical prowess or it's unrivaled visual quality, but simply because it sounds like a dirty word and offers so much choice for headlines!

Ah, the best of times indeed

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IT blokes: would you say that LEWD comment to a man? Then don't say it to a woman

Andy Tunnah

Surprised..

I thought this was going to be an article about how it sucks to be "a woman in a male dominated field" and focused on the alpha male traits you normally see in the likes of the banking and hedge fund world, but this was just...wow.

I don't think I've ever had enough drinks at any event to tell any random girl, mid conversation, that you've gotten my er...attention. That's just vile. It sounds like the stuff you overhear from spotty 18 year olds at the local Wetherspoons. The fact that this is a professional atmosphere is crazy. Maybe it's different circles but if me or one of my colleagues heard a stranger say that to one of the lasses we were with they'd probably end up with a knee to reduce that attention span

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The agony and ecstasy of SteamOS: WHERE ARE MY GAMES?

Andy Tunnah

Re: Never gonna replace windows

Whoa there fella calm down I've got nothing against Linux, and nothing against SteamOS.

Yes there has been an explosion of games...but not major titles. Dead Island and The Witcher being on Linux from launch is great, however those other games aren't AAA titles. As gamers they're coveted IPs and especially the older crowd will love them, but the gaming landscape isn't catered to us.

And about it complimenting your Windows machine, that doesn't make sense, anyone who has Windows has absolutely NO reason to boot into SteamOS - you have the full catalogue of titles at your disposal already, you don't need to go into SteamOS.

I understand you're passionate about Linux and that's fair enough, however you just sound like an out & out spoilt little brat with that last paragraph. I have nothing against Linux and would love to see it gain market support, but as it currently stands, and as stood for a long time, gaming on PCs means Windows above anything else.

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Andy Tunnah

Never gonna replace windows

On other forums, especially ones with a less mature, more "I think numbers are a perfectly acceptable replacement for letters" type crowd, the same argument is always cropping up - SteamOS will never be a true contender for a console as it's Linux at heart, and only a small fraction (and certainly no new AAA titles) get released for it.

All these Steam Machines with ridiculous hardware and GTX780Ti cards just to play 5 year old indie games is daft.

It's an admirable effort, however it feels almost like false advertising, you'd be surprised by the amount of less well informed or tech savvy folks who assume SteamOS = Windows Steam standalone.

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White Hats splat Black Hat chats: Talks on home alarm flaws and Russian spy tools axed

Andy Tunnah

Terrifying..

Now that the world is (more) aware of the NSA et al's tentacles, those agencies could be trying harder to secure unknown intrusions to use for their own nefarious deeds.

You can just imagine the G-Men approaching the CMU people and saying "you've heard what we're capable of, if you ever want a private moment in your life again, you'll give us exclusivity in your Tor method"

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Unbridled BONKING and rampant ROGERING at YOUR office!

Andy Tunnah

I found it difficult...

..to masturbate to this article.

Difficult..not impossible.

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Dubai to get HUGE climate-controlled DOMED CITY and giga-mall

Andy Tunnah

Power usage..

With all their money, and knowing fossil fuels won't last forever, I'm surprised they haven't gone for building a nuclear plant

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It's finally happened: Bloke builds BOFH-style goofing-off cattle prod

Andy Tunnah

First application:

5 will get you 10 foxconn has these on every single employee by year's end.

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Hey, remember the iPod Touch? Apple just did

Andy Tunnah

50 quid for 32gb what a bloody bargain!

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