* Posts by BryanM

30 posts • joined 19 Apr 2010

Congress asks Google to explain Glass privacy policies

BryanM
WTF?

Look at Me!

I could understand if Google Glass filmed the wearer and posted the images on-line in "Look at Me!" sycophantic manner, but why go around filming everyone else? I really don't get the point.

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Production-ready ZFS offers cosmic-scale storage for Linux

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Happy

ADVFS

Should have just added ADVFS into the kernel when HP open sourced it....

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ICO clamps down on nuisance calls, slaps £90k fine on Glasgow firm

BryanM
Mushroom

The ICO and OFCOM need to stop being spineless and shut these companies down. When they're done with that they need to move on to companies leaving recorded messages - which aren't presently covered by the same regulations.

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IT chiefs choose Choose-YOD over full fat BYOD for now

BryanM
FAIL

If all this iShite stuff really made people more productive I'm sure there's be a gazzillion research papers backing it up and companies would be buying it as standard anyway.

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Amazon yanks SimCity download from store

BryanM
Mushroom

Dear El Reg...

Owing to the stupid dumbassed adverts for this worthless piece of trash I'm no longer able to read your website at work.

So long for a few months.

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Psst, wanna block nuisance calls? BT'll do it... for a price

BryanM

Blame the Government

It's all the Governments fault for forcing the banks to offer PPI refunds, and that stupid grant for cavity wall insullation. I've never taken out PPI with loans, and I don't want cavity wall insullation. There's aother piece of nonsense just been announced by the latest shambolic idiots in charge of the country and straight away you realise that it's just another excuse for the spammers to try and call you endlessly.

Write to your MP and tell them to stop interfering. Any party will do, they're all shambolic idiots unfit to govern.

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YouTube's hilarious cat videos could soon cost you $5 a month

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FAIL

Paying for content

...or they could just charge for all of the ripped off content that's already on there and pay the owners from the fee?

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Here we go again: New NHS patient database plan sets off alarm bells

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Happy

Re: cloudy flexibility meets touchy-feely

But if you ask 3 medical staff how they work you'll get at least 3 different answers. This is why a country wide system will never work. Particularly now that hospitals, AKA Health Trusts are essentially disparate companies.

That said, it really shouldn't be that difficult to create a database table with 65million rows in it?

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20 years of GSM digital mobile phones

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Happy

Ahhh...

Nokia 6310i.... They never really improved on that one?

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7 English cities grab £12m for 'cash back' Green Deals

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Unhappy

oh FFS!

I've spent a year or more telling cavity wall installers and PPI "ambulance" chasers to piss off! I'm fed up with the government announcing these schemes that do nothing but generate nusiance 'silent' phone calls for me.

"According to our records..." No, I've never had PPI, your records are WRONG, and don't I want cavity wall insulation.

Go away! Leave me alone!

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Amazon UK to offer collection service at corner shops

BryanM
Stop

Re: Amazon just got 100% of my buisness.

100% of your business and pay no taxes for the privilege of it!

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Hundreds of websites go titsup in Prime Hosting disk meltdown

BryanM
FAIL

Lady Bracknell

To paraphrase Oscar Wilde...

"To lose one disk, Mr Smith, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose three looks like carelessness."?

After 3 disk failures I'd be checking the RAID controllers and stuff to ensure it's not something other than a disk issue. Unless you tell me it's software RAID that is, then I'll just laugh at you.

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'Apple is corrupting App Store downloads', warn angry devs

BryanM
WTF?

Oh for f....

Angry Birds in Space and Pinball Maniacs? If this is the best use of technology and online app stores, then the probablity of me ever buying this crap from Apple reduces by the day! I'll stick with my Nokia 6210 thanks...

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ITC denies Apple an emergency ban on ALL HTC PHONES

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Thumb Down

The more I read, the less I ever want to buy anything from Apple. Frankly, I'd rather go without than get suckered in to paying them any money.

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Vodafone: Do you take Visa?

BryanM
FAIL

Why?

I really struggle to see the point of this. Why would I want to give money to a third party to 'look after' so I can then spend it later. If I want to make a cash transaction I'll use a debit card, or horror of horrors, cash. This is simply a solution to a problem that doesn't exist. and a way for Vodfone and Visa to hold onto your cash so that they can earn interest on it.

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Wikipedia to shut down Wednesday in SOPA protest

BryanM
Pint

Journos...

I guess that means the newspaper hacks will have to do some real work and find some reliable information for a change. Ronnie Hazlehurst at least will be happy?

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Parody is illegal, say barmy bureaucrats

BryanM
Pint

At what point...

...does parody become plagurism?

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Brits turned off by Smart TVs

BryanM
Meh

Remote!

I have iPlayer on my Sony Blu-Ray player. It works well enough, but it's a bit of a faff to start it, pressing ok multiple times, and searching for stuff using a standard remote is a chore. It has other stuff, but I'm not bothered about being able to watch Youtube on a TV, especially when searching for anything is such a chore.

7/10. Must try harder

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DOH! Housing contractor loses unencrypted stick down the pub

BryanM
WTF?

RE: USB ports should be closed

So where do I plug my keyboard and mouse into?

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Has Steve Jobs killed the consumer hard disk industry?

BryanM
FAIL

Disk going the same way as tape?

You mean hanging around and going nowhere fast??

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Mumsnet founder: Our members are 'very keen' on PORN ...

BryanM
Flame

WELL FCUK YOU MOTHER FCUKER!!

How dare you put all those 'web designers' out of work!

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First data fines on the way, says ICO

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Thumb Down

Who pays the fines?

What's the point in fining public bodies such as Customs and Revenue or NHS? All you're doing is shovelling money from one government department to another. If you want to penalise public bodies then the only solution is start firing people.

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Most smartphone users breach employers’ security, says survey

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FAIL

because...

we'd need a large team of people to manage the 30,000 devices which need to be supported?

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BT blasts hundreds of would-be customers' data into Infinity

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FAIL

Venerable??

"Venerable: commanding respect because of great age or impressive dignity"

Since when did this ever apply to BT?

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Wireless USB rides again

BryanM

What about Ant ?

http://www.thisisant.com/

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BT trumpets subsidies for village broadband

BryanM
FAIL

Virgin

Maybe Virgin Media should start with the basics before offering to provide services to villages. They can't get fibre rolled out in the mid sized town I live in. This is particularly annoying when you live on a new estate that has all the ducting in place from the point when the estate was built less than 10 years ago.

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Unix in the UK: Mission critical!

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Reliability over speed

Solaris may be slower, but at least it works, and you get meaningful support from Sun (or at least you do at present). Move to Linux / blades and move to a world of random meaningless error messages and no possibility of proper fault diagnosis. The only way you get hardware fixed on blades is to keep swapping bits until the problem stops re-occurring. That's hardly viable for a mission critical solution?

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Brussels to rule on cheap pub football sat decoders

BryanM

@slabman..

I'm amazed anyone understands it well enough to patent it!

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Google Chrome OS to route print jobs around planet

BryanM
FAIL

Thanks Google...

for the memories. Now go away!! Printing is THE biggest pain in the arse in IT. Adding a layer of complexity is not the way to resolve this.

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