* Posts by JDX

5965 posts • joined 28 May 2010

Bloke clicks GitHub 'commit' button in Visual Studio, gets slapped with $6,500 AWS bill

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Re: Free account monitoring service for the next year...

Really? Where do you want to put them - in a config file or a DB? But then the config file is in plain text and you can access the DB unless it requires authentication. Oh, but where are you going to put the password to access the DB?

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Re: Free account monitoring service for the next year...

But if they got _hacked_ and his key stolen, wouldn't they be liable?

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Feeling sweary? Don't tell Google Docs

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Re: Answer

Go use some other software.

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Well presumably, nothing. Otherwise Google Maps would be a bit f*****

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Earth wobbles on axis as Google rebrands

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It's so bad. Like someone's kid wrote Google with fridge magnets.

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Ashley Madison: ‘Our site is full of women, and members are growing’

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Re: I conversed with a fair few ladies whom passed the turing test

You really know how to treat a girl.

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Dropbox DROPS BOX as service GOES TITSUP worldwide

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Re: Any port in a storm…?

DB going down only means (for the vast majority) that your local changes are not getting backed up for a few hours. Probably not a big deal.

There will be a few people who need to sync to a new device - setting up a new PC or something - but that will be a tiny minority in the timescale in question.

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Mozilla testing very private browsing mode

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Re: Works for me, too

How do you get "entitled" from that? It's a plain fact that supporting a site through advertising is hard work, if you want to do more than just cover the hosting costs.

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PALE, MALE AND STALE: Apple reveals it has just ONE black exec

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Re: Maybe the Old White Dudes...

I like that you jump to the assumption this is the case though.

Interesting that El Reg's largely white, male forum membership is so quick to defend a company for hiring white, male people.

(I am being sarcastic)

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But one might argue there are a fair number of talented non-white, non-male people who are pre-grown.

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You're suggesting they did badly because of the women?

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Re: So?

They should be able to hire who they wish based on who they think is best. However if they think the reason someone is best is partly because of their race, religion, sexuality, gender, etc, I would say we have a problem.

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Riddle solved: Do bears crap in the woods? No – they're stressing out over drones instead

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Re: Terminate their funding NOW

20m is a long way really, for something that is supposed to be stealthy.

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Cheers, Bill Gates. Who wouldn't want drinking water made from POO?

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Re: Not too long ago

I think it is, when we're talking about small beer.

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Sengled lightbulb speakers: The best worst stereo on Earth

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Re: Take two items never designed to go together

Like a telephone and a personal music player?

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Re: WTF did you expect?

Did you read the article? He clearly stated he wasn't expecting super quality sound, just something on a par with your typical bluetooth speaker you'd plug your phone into in the kitchen. That level of sound is more than adequate for music in the background or while you're cooking, or listening to the cricket.

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Obsolescence of food is complete: Soylent now comes in bottles

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Re: Transporting water?

I struggle to believe you're really that stupid not to see that this has uses. Clearly you've never seen ready-to-drink milkshakes on sale, only the kind you mix your own milk with powder. Or pre-made sandwiches, only shops selling bread and ham separately.

If you want lunch at work or while travelling, faffing about mixing things together IS clearly a faff and if the point of this product is convenience, then more convenience is clearly better.

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I get the impression Neil isn't that impressed

I might just be reading too much between the lines, but there seemed to be a very slight negative bias in the article.

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If you installed Windows 10 and like privacy, you checked the defaults, right? Oh dear

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Re: Thinking of friends/fam I'm hoping some kind soul will write a nice little "freeeedurm" script

Thing is while most of this isn't ideal, the objections to it are largely ones of principle, not that anything is likely to happen because MS knows this stuff. So your friends/family probably aren't really that bothered, unless they read some scaremongering "Windows is stealing your soul - you won't BELIEVE what happened next" 'article' on FB. You can help them out but they probably won't really understand why you need to unless you scare them with a biased viewpoint on the subject.

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Amazon threatens UK with James Blunt, muscles into music streaming

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Re: Long way from usable

The app and (I'm fairly sure) the website make it pretty trivial to filter video content that's available on Prime from that you have to buy, and the mobile app (iOS anyhow) lets you see content you own separately. The website is certainly not as nice though.

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Re: Long way from usable

I like owning the physical album too. It sits on my shelf while I stream it or play the MP3.

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MEGABOFFIN Stephen Hawking to rattle off answers online for MORE THAN A WEEK

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Re: I've always wondered....

Viewing things as particles is so 1960s ;)

It's all about fields these days.

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Neat but narky at times: Pebble Time colour e-paper watch

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Re: Still of dubious value?

£180 is still quite a lot... well outside the casual gadget range, and outside (I assume) the range of what most people spend on watches. I would've thought keeping the price under £100 is the sweet-spot for this type of thing?

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The French want to BAN .doc and .xls files from Le Gouvernement

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Misleading

So they don't want to get rid of Microsoft products, they just want to eliminate proprietary file formats?

Which is fine since Office supports other formats, no?

However, I thought DOC/XLS had long since been cracked by everyone and their dog to the extent that support for DOC in mobile devices is far better than DOCX.

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Got a GUITAR, daddio? Wanna plug it into iOS or Droid? Try the iRig 2

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Re: I've got the older version

You can run their full PC version of Amplitube on a Surface Pro (or similar) which is quite an intriguing possibility IMO.

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Back to 3.5mm?

I have an iRig HD which is basically a tiny USB interface with adapter cables so it plugs into the iPHone/iPad using the 30pin/Lightning socket. I thought this was a marked difference in quality over the cheaper iRig which used the 3.5mm... I assume it sent the signal digitally rather than line-in?

So why now go back to 3.5mm?

On my iPad, it's pretty good BTW. I'd find it fiddly on something as small as a phone.

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Peak Google? Chocolate Factory cuts costs amid dwindling growth

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Re: Not just that

>> free car oil change for anyone who walks by

Surely you have to drive by?

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Microsoft's Surface Hub mega-slab DELAYED 'cause you demanded it

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I'd quite like one though I prefer the table-based ones, they seemed pretty cool.

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Someone at Subway is a serious security nerd

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Re: Quite agree.

Main benefit for me is I can pay online for delivery, as most local places don't provide this.

Also, half the time when I phone up the combination of noisy work environment and language issues means I'm fairly unsure quite what I've ordered and where they're going to send it.

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Windows 10 is due in one month: Will it be ready?

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How much control/flexibility over the free W10 download?

I'm up for a free OS but not for auto-updating my PC and not having a way to re-install if things go bad.

I know I get some choice when the W10 installation is performed but does anyone know if the 3Gb download can be saved to a DVD/USB stick as a backup in case things go wrong? Historically, you could often do a clean install even with upgrade-only media IIRC.

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Post-pub nosh neckfillers: Reader suggestions invited

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Re: Cheese and tomato sandwich

Cheese toasties.

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The world .sucks at a minute past midnight on Sunday

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Is ICANN.sucks available?

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Re: Predatory?

£150 is hardly out the of reach of a typical person with a genuine grievance that they consider worth pursuing. It does however mean that people won't buy one every time a company upsets them in some trivial way.

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Facebook Moments app NOT COMING to a mobile device near EU soon

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@Warm Braw

Which is exactly what a nerd who doesn't find other peoples' lives interesting WOULD say.

Or... the quality of what you see on FB is strongly linked to the quality of your friends. If you don't like the way your friends act on FB, maybe they're not really friends in real life.

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Re: Mmm, chocpot

The reason FB is not popular amongst Reg readers is because it's geared around people being interested in other peoples' lives, rather than in their computers.

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Re: Never knew FB had facial recognition

You mean the way it says "this looks a person, would you like to tag them"? That's not the same as trying to detect WHICH person, it's just like Google StreetView blurring people's faces.

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Never knew FB had facial recognition

Probably since I'm in Europe (wonder what happens if we vote to leave).

Is it not even a feature European users can opt in to? I'd be interested to see how good it is.

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Facebook ditches HTML mobe future in favour of Zuck-style JavaScript

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Learn once, write anywhere

Can anyone explain what this seemingly catchy phrase actually MEANs?

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Time to face the Apple Music: Spotify looks worried, and rightly so

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Re: I do hope this isn't a issue.

Will Apple Music definitely BE iOS-only? After all, iTunes is available on Windows and allows you to stick your Apple-bought MP3s on your Android device, etc.

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Re: 13% marketshare

iTunes is generating $billions from just 13% of the market.

And it might be 13% of the smartphone market, but it's not 13% of the "people who own smartphones AND ACTUALLY BUY APPS/MUSIC" market. The income generated from mobile sales is disproportionately weighted to iOS.

What % of Spotify mobile users are iOS for instance... I bet you it's far more than 13%.

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Fanbois designing Windows 10 – where's it going to end?

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Might not be representative of Joe Public but...

...Joe public doesn't use the Task Manager or even know it exists. The W10 preview users will be disproportionately weighted to tech-savvy users since for a start, they're the only ones who would know how to find/download/install the preview and also because Joe Public doesn't care (or even know) about W10.

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Large Hadron Collider gives young ALICE a black-hole ray gun

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Season 2...

"Previously on LHC..."

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Microsoft's certification exams: So easy, a child of six could pass them. Literally

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Re: Nice @Whit.I.Are

What an unpleasant sounding child. Does he refuse to do history because "it's just about the past", French because "I don't want to leave the UK" and maths because "what use is SOHCAHTOA when I'm trying to make change"?

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Get another loan, fanbois, the new MacBook Pro and iMac are here

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Re: yawn

He's just jealous HE can't afford one.

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Windows 10 to MELT YOUR BRAIN and TAKE OVER YOUR LIFE

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Re: crap to uninstall...

In an enterprise environment you can remove games and such already I think so I am sure that will be the same. Or maybe it will only ship in home versions anyway.

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Elon Musk: I'm neither a samurai nor a bastard

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Re: US management - confusing hours worked for productivity

Anyone who has ever started there own business knows that working every hour available DOES have benefits, The "working extra hours doesn't improve productivity" dogma only applies to people who are told to do so - especially if they're not compensated for it. If you care about what you're working on, that's a different story.

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SpaceX Dragon crew capsule in 'CHUTE ABORT drama – don't panic, no one died

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Re: Zero to 100mph in 1.2 seconds

Slightly less than an F1 driver experiences each lap of a race.

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Apple MacBook 2015: Twelve inches of slim and shiny fanboi joy

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RIP Magsafe?

I always thought this was a real touch of genius and remains one of my favourite Mac features. Can't believe they're ditching it.

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The 2304x1440 IPS panel [is] more than adequate

That's rather an understatement

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Heroic Quid-A-Day Nosh Posse tighten their belts

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"We lost out to the manager at the local store, no cheap meat today"

Meat is a luxury not a staple.

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