* Posts by Lallabalalla

631 posts • joined 23 Jun 2011

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Google screening missed hundreds of malicious Android apps, researchers say

Lallabalalla

"Google has not revealed how its Bouncer app-filtering tool works"

Maybe that's because that might make a little easier to work around it?

Anyway, open is better, right?

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Re: Is that all?

Ok, moon landings were real, obviously. But *everyone knows* the queen is a giant lizard FFS.

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When customers try to be programmers: 'I want this CHANGED TO A ZERO ASAP'

Lallabalalla

Re: I shudder to think what the rest of that codebase was like.

I think I know the guy that wrote it

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Lallabalalla

Re: Surely the last one is obvious?

Yes. And I probably did that myself once upon a time.

In my experience most software bugs or errors are the result of cut-n-paste

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Here's how TalkTalk ducked and dived over THAT gigantic hack

Lallabalalla

Re: Politicians letting Dido off lightly?

BARONESS Dido Harding is a business adviser to David Hameron. She'll probably get a tax haven as a reward.

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Lallabalalla

There will be no official comeback from any of this

I think you'll find that *Baroness* Dido Harding, if you please, is a member of the Government's Business Advisory Group, so no doubt we can look forward to a great many more of these scandals in the future.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/business-advisory-group

Her husband John Penrose MP is Lord Commissioner (HM Treasury) (Whip) and also Parliamentary Secretary to the Cabinet Office.

So I don't think she's going to be coming in for any criticism from anyone who matters - a group that excludes any TalkTalk customers.

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Unhappy

Re: Why Is Dido Harding Still in a Job?

I think you'll find that *Baroness* Dido Harding, if you please, is a member of the Government's Business Advisory Group, so no doubt we can look forward to a great many more of these scandals in the future.

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/business-advisory-group

Her husband John Penrose MP is Lord Commissioner (HM Treasury) (Whip) and also Parliamentary Secretary to the Cabinet Office.

So I don't think she's going to be coming in for any criticism from anyone who matters - a group that excludes any TalkTalk customers.

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Apple's OS X App Store downloads knackered by expired security cert

Lallabalalla

"invalid security certificate" warnings when I come to The Register

I bet you're using Firefox.

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Re: Resources

Yes they do. SO unlike Microsoft who have literally no users, sysadmins or anybody else anywhere in the world who would start to bleat if something big didn't work.

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Re: Calendar, Events, Alarms, Alerts, Notifications - " Isn't there an app for that?"

You don't even need to do that for calendar etc to lose stuff. It happens randomly anyway, because reasons.

Infuriates the hell out of me.

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TalkTalk plays 'no legal obligation' card on encryption – fails to think of the children (read: its customers)

Lallabalalla

Re: What qualifies Dido Harding to run a major broadband provider?

And adviser TO David Cameron as a member of the Government's Business Advisory Group.

Also - Being a Baroness probably doesn't hurt, does it?

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Re: Good deals to join Talk Talk coming

Nice try. But you're forgetting one thing. TalkTalk. Worst. ISP. Ever.

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Lallabalalla

Re: House of Commons Committee

Maybe. But as previously noted:

Baroness Dido Harding is a member of the Government's Business Advisory Group advising David Cameron and her husband John Penrose MP is Lord Commissioner (HM Treasury) (Whip) and also Parliamentary Secretary to the Cabinet Office.

Besides which all she has to do is what everyone if the examples of Rebekah Brooks and Rupert Murdoch are anything to go by; just sit there and lie. "I was at lunch that day, I don't understand what bytes we have" should do it.

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Unhappy

Re: As I observed elsewhere in this illustrious mag

I think you'll find that *Baroness* Dido Harding, if you please, is a member of the Government's Business Advisory Group, and her husband John Penrose MP is Lord Commissioner (HM Treasury) (Whip) and also Parliamentary Secretary to the Cabinet Office.

She's not going anywhere.

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Get an Apple Watch or die warns Tim Cook

Lallabalalla

In other news - "7m Apple watches bury the competition"

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/11/05/apple_watch_shipments_canalys/

Which is it then? Utter failure? Raging success? You'll literally never know.

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Music lovers move to block Phil Collins' rebirth

Lallabalalla

Re: Quite

It's called Virtue Signalling

http://new.spectator.co.uk/2015/04/hating-the-daily-mail-is-a-substitute-for-doing-good/

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Russian subs prowling near submarine cables: report

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Mushroom

Lucky for them we can't afford an effective Navy

But I'm sure having Trident will make them think twice. It's really deterring them so far.

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Hey, folks. Meet the economics 'genius' behind Jeremy Corbyn

Lallabalalla

Good job we're trashing on Corbyn

because Osborne is turning out to be such a political and economic genius.

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Lallabalalla

All this talk of left wing infiltration is utter rubbish.

Compared to the other politicians on offer of *every* party, almost anyone looks left wing.

You are seeing the return of the previously disaffected middle ground. The 2,000,000 who marched against the Iraq war and the 3,000,000 who couldn't make it that day, and were ignored.

We have had nobody to vote for in years. Finally somebody is standing up and saying "enough" to all the lying cheating money grubbing scumbags who make the sick, unployed, mentally ill and disabled pay for their greed.

Corbyn may not have everything right. But he is a hell of a lot righter on things that I think are truly important. Decency, honesty, supporting the weak and enabling the majority.

He may not be perfect but like the grateful dead - it's not that he's the best at what he does. He's the only one who does what he does.

So he gets my vote.

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Lallabalalla

What guardian stories are anti Corbyn?

Almost everything the guardian prints. Show me an article that isn't!

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Lallabalalla

Corbyn's economist? Oh no he isn't.

Well not according to him. In an interview in the ft - a paper I trust far more than govt lapdog murcdoch's rag - he makes it quite clear he is no such thing.

This entire article is rubbish.

Economics is far too complex for anyone to fully master - except Worstall, brain of the millennium and all round egghead supreme ? I think not.

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Lallabalalla

Is it even possible....

The statement "Just about everything he believes about economics is wrong on the simple grounds that, in my view, he doesn't actually understand the subject."

"In my view".

And my view is very different. Your whole article is actually founded on your own prejudices. It is the curse of the truly egregious that they are unable to discern when they are just plain wrong.

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Lallabalalla

Re: Don't laugh just yet.

Is that the 3 day week presided over by that Labour PM, Edward Heath?

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TalkTalk CEO admits security fail, says hacker emailed ransom demand

Lallabalalla

Said it before - will say it again

TalkTalk - Worst. ISP. Ever.

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Is China dumping smartphones on world+dog?

Lallabalalla
Gimp

The £600 Android isn't twice as good as the £300 android

It also isn't half as good as the £600 iPhone.

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Apple quietly swaps out MacBook Retina displays to fix skin-peeling stains

Lallabalalla

Re: Good as gold when i had this problem

Us too - my wife's old iPhone5 had the home button stop working - known issue but well out of warranty; they just gave her a new one and a cheery wave :)

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Uber is killing off iconic black cabs, warns Zac Goldsmith

Lallabalalla
IT Angle

Goldsmith is trying to get elected mayor

that's the only thing he cares about. Why the hell is the reg helping him campaign anyway?

He's a Tory, he should leave it to "the market" and stop pretending he gives a stuff.

As far as I'm concerned black cabs can survive as a £20-a-go tourist thing or whatever. Who really cares anyway?

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Brown kid with Arab name arrested for bringing home-made clock to school

Lallabalalla

He should've brought a homemade assault rifle

wouldn't have been a problem.

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Jeremy Corbyn: My part in his glorious socialist triumph

Lallabalalla

Re: Buy to let

the "massive buy to let market" is fuelled by a £14,000,000,000 government subsidy, the deliberate lack of social housing and the fact that 40% of the council houses sold off are now in the hands of private landlords, many of them the same ministers and their immediate families who oversaw the sell-off.

It's a national disgrace.

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Lallabalalla
Mushroom

Re: Full of win

Yes, the line about an enormous desire to spend other people's money was a good one. Far better to simply give other people's money away to the banking sector, the American and other offshore corporates, the foreign governments who own our railways and power generators, in the form of tax breaks and subsidies.

After all it's the poor, the sick and the disabled who are paying for all this, and the brilliant thing is the more of our money the Tories give away to their friends, the more poor there are to foot the bill! We have 4,000,000 children living in poverty in this country. Hilarious! And with the new Working Tax Credit cuts taking up to £1,000 a year from the poorest working families in the UK we will have even more. Trebles all round !

It really is like the gift that keeps on giving, after all if the rich paid their way we'd one day run out of rich people like has already happened never.

"Sharing a Ginsters cheese and onion pasty from the microwave were Billy Bragg and Brian Eno. In the corner, revolutionary film maker Ken Loach was petting his whippet as an admiring Jeremy Hardy chuckled." made me do a proper nose snort, however! Ew!

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@TheVogon

Of course. That's why debt under the austere balance-the-books Conservatives has now almost TRIPLED to £1,300,000,000.

They're doing SUCH a good job of that, I feel they should pay themselves and their paymasters a big fat bonus.

Oh wait....

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HERE COMES APPLE with some new sh*t or something

Lallabalalla

Best commentary since that cricket one

No can't find the link :-)

Top work. Loving it.

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Well, what d'you know: Raising e-book prices doesn't raise sales

Lallabalalla

Re: It's really simple

Well, selling 10 books at $5 is still better than selling 0 books at $10

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Mumsnet founder 'swatted by misogynist griefers'

Lallabalalla

Re: Mumsnet is a refuge and a support network

"full of women who actively support and engage in child abuse "

Oh really?

Citation needed.

The only person saying it is "painted as a place full of "victims" is you. Typical Internet trollery, dealing in oversimplified absolutes, when we all know the world is not like that. I smell a rat.

I have to agree about the "security" though. It is clearly very poor. They seem to treat the site like it's a cute hobby when the reality is that it's a multi-million pound commercial organisation.

I think some of their sponsors are going to be mightily pissed off with them over the release of emails etc.

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Lallabalalla

Re: Mumsnet is a refuge and a support network

@mark 65

I know at least one highly technically competent, devious, abusive and violent person who is easily capable of hacking websites, social media, databases et al.

A lot may be the "thickos" you so patronisingly describe, but you should never underestimate "the enemy". It only takes one who knows what they are doing.

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Lallabalalla

Re: Mumsnet is a refuge and a support network

Considering the perpetrators are openly discussing their moves and next moves on an open forum, and bragging about their exploits on Facebook, I'd say they weren't totally burdened with smarts.

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Lallabalalla

Mumsnet is a refuge and a support network

As such, apart from the run-of-the-mill stuff it provides self-help, support and advice to women suffering or escaping abusive relationships or trying to get the financial support from their ex's and so on. There is therefore a hard-core of men who object to this support and see helping women escape from them as a threat to themselves.

They have an axe to grind and punishment to administer.

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UK.gov wants to stop teenagers looking at tits online. No, really

Lallabalalla

North Korea

Well there's the rub - if they can do it, so can we.

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Windows 10: THE ULTIMATE GUIDE to Microsoft's long apology for Windows 8

Lallabalalla

Re: Just one thing left to make it good

IME once you get into the habit of finding everything by typing the first few letters into a search box and accepting what is usually the top hit, you never go back, especially when the box can be opened with a key combo instead of a mouse click, which makes it even faster than hunting with a mouse (hate the things anyway).

Even though I usually can remember where it is, this approach removes the need to have to bother to remember, so after a while you do forget through lack of use of the knowledge, which is either a vicious circle or a self-fulfilling prophecy depending on your POV. Jury's out IMO as I suppose I have the capacity to remember other stuff instead.

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Got an Android phone? SMASH IT with a hammer – and do it NOW

Lallabalalla
Gimp

I don't know how to do any of that clever stuff

but open is better, right?

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Trollface

Re: Who intentionally sends MMS messages these days?

What else?

Buy an iPhone.

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Apple Watch is such a flop it's the world's top-selling wearable

Lallabalalla

More like - who *doesn't* wear a watch, then.

The trouble for me is that I really like the watch I've already got, and have had for years. If I replaced it with something else it would be - well - something else. I've actually got several watches... no idea why really, as I only ever wear this one!

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UK.gov makes total pig's ear of attempt to legalise home CD ripping

Lallabalalla

Re: Fair use

If they compensated the losers they wouldn't be losers, you'd have winners and winners, and that would never do since it's the losers that pay for the winners to be winners.

As you were.

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Your security is just dandy, Apple Pay, but here comes Android

Lallabalalla
Trollface

Gaah! Don't you people get it??

Apple is going to make - is already making - an incredible success out of an idea that many have tried and failed to do before, and they will "revolutionize" payments and maximise their revenue and user base AND multiply diverse device ownership in almost no time at all - a trick they have literally NEVER managed to pull off in the past.

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Lallabalalla

Re: Watch Out for Flat Battery Syndrom

The battery on my 5 year old iPhone is still good, thanks.

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Lallabalalla

Re: Security chip?

Even a webpage can scan your card for the numbers using the camera - pay the Dartford Crossing toll some time and see for yourself.. So getting the device to do it should be a cinch.

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Pan Am Games: Link to our website without permission and we'll sue

Lallabalalla

Ruin somebody's weekend??

There's a couple of lawyers in Toronto worked a few extra hours and are now ordering themselves another new Mercedes. Trebles all round, I'd say...

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We tried using Windows 10 for real work and ... oh, the horror

Lallabalalla
Pint

Great review

If your aim was to convince me that win10 is a complete clusterf*ck and I should stick with 7 for absolutely as long as possible, then you've succeeded, and in spades.

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