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14 antivirus apps found to have security problems

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Trollface

and that took 10 mins to remove

Let me guess, you brought a new one

/me runs from flaming Mac Users

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Arcserve on split-up with CA Technologies: 'We’re a startup now. We’re really hungry'

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SQL 20214

Wow ArcServe supports future MSSQL products from 18200 years ahead!!

:O

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It's Google HQ - the British one: Reg man snaps covert shots INSIDE London offices

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Re: Sigh......

Cubical Green Carpets here

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BMW's ConnectedDrive falls over, bosses blame upgrade snafu

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"average hatchbacks", odd I tend to mostly undertake 4X4, SUV's, taxi's (Excludes black cabs they are mostly in lane 1 doing 50) and people carriers.

Edit: Where I am traveling at the speed limit and using lane 1 because the outer lanes already have BMW's doing 100MPH, where there is nothing else in lane 1.

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Captain Kirk sets phaser to SLAUGHTER after trying new Facebook app

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Re: Captains Log

I guess it was an euphemism since someone has down voted

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Big Brother

Captains Log

Facebook can't compete against it, well except the fact they tend to get left crashed on planets.

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Cisco relaunches Developer Network

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Re: Support, support, support

The main problem is most people on these programs will want to make money than provide help for free.

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THUD! WD plonks down SIX TERABYTE 'consumer NAS' fatboy

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Re: Storage cost

Or a house to sell let alone a Flat

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Say goodbye to landfill Android: Top 10 cheap 'n' cheerful smartphones

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Didn't realise that, so you can just replaced the outter bits and basically get a Q10

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MYSTERIOUS Siberia CRATER: ALIENS or METEOR not involved, officials insist

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To the Russian Death Crash Videos

They hold the truth (As well as tonnes of crashes).

Of course other Crash related videos are available on the internet.

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Move up, Siri and Cortana: BlackBerry's new... 'Assistant' is here

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Does anyone actually use these?

I always find it annoying when someone uses voice stuff like this, the user also finds it annoying when you then randomly shout words to confuse it.

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Microsoft swings axe at 18,000 bods in its largest ever round of layoffs

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Synergy

Reminds me of the Dilbert episode, I wonder if this is where Wally currently resides.

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Wham, bam, thank you NAND: SanDisk SSD sales soar

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Re: 4TB SSD's

I think for consumer devices SATA is ok, even an SSD cache on my machine with SATA2 saw a huge improvement.

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Seagate chances ARM with NAS boxes for the SOHO crowd

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Re: "Marvel ARM 1.2GHz processor"

What type of ARM processor?

ARM have loads of different types of processors from fast single threaded to slower multi threaded designs.

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Ok I'll bite, how much does it store?

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ALIEN BODY FOUND ON MARS: Curiosity rover snaps extraterrestrial

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Re: That's not a rock...

Well I can't just leave my Mysteron devices unprotected.

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Don't put that duffel bag full of cash in the hotel room safe

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Re: Taking you to the cleaners

Ah you have not seen Murder She Wrote or Columbo then, always feels like the crown jewels are nicked from them whenever one is present.

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We SO DO support Java on XP, maybe even JDK 8, says Oracle

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Re: Eh?

Except maybe web browsers on legacy OS's (I'm talking about Windows 3.1 and Windows 95 here which had browsers and can use TCP/IP)

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El Reg nips down IKEA's 'I've Got A Screw Loose Street'

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Re: I have your missing bits...

I also do, as well as someone to tend to me when I manage to hammer my big thumb, thankfully screwdrivers are not normally required instead hex keys which arent as sharp :D

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LG unfurls flexible SEE-THROUGH 18-inch display

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What about Folded Displays

Would prefer a folded display, that way it can slip into a laptop case and be unfolded when required.

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BT slapped down by BSkyB over O2 broadband 'switch off' porkies

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Assuming the downvotes are because your line speed negotiated with the exchange didn't degrade?

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Sounds like an issue with your phone line degrading as it gets older

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Software giant CA Technologies dumps arcserve biz

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Arcserve

I remember those days, it was fine until it decided to eat its own database and I would wonder why no backup tapes were ejected (My fault for relying on the inbuilt database).

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

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Walk...

Oh I thought they would have travelators everywhere

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Virgin Media goes titsup AGAIN. The cause? Yet MORE DNS strife

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Stop

But you pay for an Internet Service which in my books means they should provide a decent set of DNS servers as well as the connection.

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Fridge hacked. Car hacked. Next up, your LIGHT BULBS

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Re: now lightbulbs need a firmware upgrade?

Hmm if I could get an IOT front door and windows I could just make up stuff like oh sorry I am late for work, my door decided to update its firmware and lock me in until it was done.

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Top ten car gadgets: Get your motor running with new shiny-shiny

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Re: Rather expensive versions chosen

Have to agree with the Car Dashcam, more decent car dashcams brands are becoming more available in the UK with a price range of around £70 to £120 for a decent 1080p camera.

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Girl gamers sexism row: Top e-sports federation finds reverse gear

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Women Gamers Only Tourney

I just see this as a way for males to droll over women and its just tacky

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Start packing your bags for a Windows Server 2003 migration

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I wonder how many further servers are 2000, NT they have

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Windows 7, XP and even Vista GAIN market share again

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0.1% down

Yeah I fail to see how this confirms Windows 8 is a complete disaster, I would have thought if 0% of people were using it then it would be a disaster.

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VSANs choking on VMware's recommended components

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Re: Bad software engineering

I think you will find the majority of makers are on the list (Although I don't see Supermicro).

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Travel website Hotel Hippo yanked offline after data leaks spotted

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Re: What authority did you have...

What, you don't even check sites if abuse requests or requests from the customers to look at something? Thats pretty poor service.

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Windows Server 2003 end of life: Plan your WS2012 migration now

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Sigh

/me fire up several Windows NT4 Servers just to troll the MS Marketting Department

Although plugged into a mini hub with several NT4 workstations so NER!

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BOFH: You can take our lives, but you'll never take OUR MACROS

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Its better than letting user have access to SQL, running several queries at once which deadlock and lock and wonder why the Information Something department is yelling at them to stop it.

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Spreadsheet nightmares

Sounds like our days, regret giving everyone ODBC links (10 years ago mind you) to everything now can't get them removed (Lynch mobs form with fire and pickaxes).

Spend goodness knows how much on reporting software and in the end everyone just uses 50 million different versions of a spreadsheet no-one knows how works because the person who designed it left years ago.

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Patch looks like Microsoft FAIL, quacks like FAIL, is actually quite good

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Re: Vista?

MS will care about Win 7 as it still makes money from it, when it drops off like XP then it'll all change.

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WORLD CUP TRAUMA? Just Streaming Stick a Roku in it

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Re: Soccer fan?

Agreed, STOP IT!

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Daddy, what will you do in the new security wars?

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Re: HELP

I normally find it in %userprofile%\Desktop\passwords.txt or written in permanent Marker under the keyboard.

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Microsoft is still touting Android smartphones – meet the new Nokia X2

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A Microsoft branded Android App Store?

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ARRRRR. Half world's techies are software PIRATES – survey

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Re: Interesting

With the unannounced checks of software licensing we've had from IBM, Microsoft, etc... yeah right

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Microsoft tests HALF-INCH second screen to spur workplace play

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Re: H&S Nightmare

Where I work foam missiles would mean I would have to raise a near miss, lord knows what will happen when they find the shock tanks we now can't take out for fear of someone pointing and yelling UNSAFE!

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iFind: Critics slam Kickstarter campaign for miraculous battery-free phone finder

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Kickstarter for me has been great, I have only ever put towards projects I actually cared about rather than simply trying to buy stuff early (Although unfortunatly I think the majority of been computer games such as Carmageddon).

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France frostily foists flat fizz fear on ICANN's .wine plans

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reallygoodwine.eu

Yeah its not like any other TLD could be used to peddle fake wine

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'Heartbleed-based BYOD hack' pwns insurance giant Aviva's iPhones

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Ouch

I would hate to be on Helldesk in the morning after this occured (Although if it was used as an alarm might be more balanced as staff wakeup realising their alarm didnt go off).

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The cute things they say

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Printer Mayhem

Happens at least once a week

User: Printers Broken

Tech: Which one?

User: Erm they are all broken

***Tech goes to printer room*** Finds two wanting toner, a copier out of paper and another one asking for B5 because someone told the printer to print B5

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Waiting gamer slams no-show show: E3 – was that it?

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Grim Fandango

Screw console gimme now for PC!!

It better be a remake much like the The Secret of Monkey Island as I think that remake captured the game in all its glory and took me wayback but with nicer graphics (Or classic graphics if you hit the hotkey).

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BOFH: On the contrary, we LOVE rebranding here at the IT dept

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Currently at IS, waiting for the directors to realise we do still use and manage technology so I can get a proper job title.

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Re: Time to rebrand HR....

In our mid sized company they have a cupboard full of Whisky although to blow your nose you have to use some ilness forms

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Intel pleads for €1bn EU fine to be overturned, is DENIED

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Re: @P010nium "They paid it when........."

AMD brought you Beer, man all i got was some commission for selling finance contracts on Maxx PC's which was then removed and no incentive for it at all (Forms took forever to fill out and often the customer could not get the finance package so were often turned down).

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Re: To be quite honest I had not realised that the beggers.......

Reminds me of SCO v. Novell

The moment you think its dead something tries to kickstart it

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