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* Posts by St3n

30 posts • joined 9 Jul 2011

4G is quicker than 3G, says Ofcom. Can't we get you on Mastermind, Sybil?

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I'll stick with 3G...

The dual channel 3G connection I get here is a lot faster than an average DSL link, so I don't see any point in upgrading to expensive bills/connection caps...

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TalkTalk's 'unbeatable signal strength' and 'fastest Wi-Fi tech' FIBS silenced by ad watchdog

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Re: Talk Talk is pretty much the only company

Heard so many nightmare stories about Talk Talk residential that I'd never recommend them to anyone..

Their business service however, is second to none. Simply the finest example of an ISP that I have ever found (been with most of the big ones over the years)

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Interstellar: An awesome sci-fi spectacle – just cut the hamminess, please

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Re: Just watched it...

Combine those guesses & you wouldn't be far off...

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Just watched it...

The start of the film was way too slow, and the ending was dreadful.

The rest of it was fine though & T.A.R.S lines always got a laugh. If they shortened the film to 2 hours & changed that ending, it'd be a spectacular film....

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Forget WHITE BOX, it's time for JUNK BOX NETWORKING

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Just done this!

Emprise ISE 5000

Brocade Silkworm 220e (4Gb FC)

LTO tape library

HP G6

IBM X server

Barracuda load balancer

All for under £600 believe it or not...

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Would it be BAD if the Amazon rainforest was all FARMS? Well it WAS, once

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The BBC's Unnatural Histories documentary covered all this, and they had first hand accounts from early explorers describing the Amazon supporting millions of people....

I guess someone wanted a holiday in the rain forests..

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For Windows guest - KVM or XEN and which distro for host?

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Re: The other way around?

I agree too.

If you are using Windows as the desktop and Linux in the shell, then it doesn't make any sense to run windows in a VM.

I have never had any issues with linux vm performance on a Windows host under VMware. You can share directories between host & vm from a menu setting too.

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Interwebs taunt Sir Jony over Apple eye candy makeover

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Those icons remind me of the original RiscOS icons on the Archimedes...

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Signatures no good at protecting databases, says Juniper

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FAIL

How can this still be a problem?!?!?!

Too easy not to get caught out by this problem!!

A simple way around this is check all parameters at the start for banned items like <script and replace them with something harmless. Personally, I replace hacking attempts with the word "cheeseburgers".

Took 30 seconds for global back-end protection from XSS & SQL injection in one project.

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NASA: Trip to Mars would exceed 'fatal cancer' radiation risk

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I don't think it will matter

It won't matter for the first explorers... It won't be old-age that kills them anyway!

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Penguin pays $75m to settle ebook price-fixing case

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If the publishers were worried about money on ebooks, why didn't they just raise the wholesale prices?!?!?

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Can't find your motor? Apple patents solve car park conundrums

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FAIL

So Apple have invented the tracker then..

Had a tracker in my last car. Could alert me where it was in the car park & do other things too.

I smell a law suit..

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Hero Playmonaut lost at sea as SPEARS ditches in Channel

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Coincidence?

I was in Newbury at around the time the balloon burst and saw something that looked on fire falling out the sky. Could it have been a part of this?

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Apple cultists slaver as Mothership landing now foretold in 2016

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It's about as original as anything else Apple have designed.....

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Mozilla: Windows 7 browser bungle cost us nine MILLION downloads

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I miss the days when Firefox was a good quality, lightweight browser. Gave up on it when it became that buggy bloat-fest we know it as today.

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EARTH was a BAKING LIFELESS DESERT for 5 MILLION years

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FAIL

Re: St3n

Re-read the article then. Polar regions were quite survivable at that time.

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St3n

Luckily for us, everything alive today is related to animals that survived it, along with the other mass-extinctions... We could probably survive the next one too...

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Sites can slurp browser history right out of Firefox 16

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Joke

16? Is that the version number, or the amount of people still using it?

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Apple: Blue-shirts can fix iOS Maps in their spare time

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FAIL

With the amount of money Apple are sitting on, this just proves they don't give a shit about end users.

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NASA launches armoured storm probes to the Van Allen belts

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Re: Heavily Shielded for Radiation Protection

The Van Allen belts don't take long to fly through.

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Cook's 'values' memo shows Apple has lost its soul

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Anyone who views Apple as anything but another evil company needs their head examined.

Granted, they make pretty gadgets that idiots can use, but virtually everything they do is copied from elsewhere.

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Apple's iPhone 5 connector said to be a control freak

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Joke

So what?

I'll have to replace all my apple gear with virtually identical iStuff, but it'll be a small price to pay to be able to brag that I have an iPhone 5!

Worth every penny.

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£CHING: ICANN bags $357m from 1,930 dot-word domains

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WTF?

wtf

Why would anyone register a tld after a product that may not even be around in 5 years time?!?!?

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BBC uses lifted Iraq war photo to depict Syrian slaughter

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FAIL

GIS anyone?

Obviously the BBC haven't noticed you can upload images to google to search against...

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Leaked snaps said to confirm iPhone 5 speculation

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Re: Well finally....

Like Apple would ever care about who they upset... True fanbois would just buy newer stuff with the new connector.

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Ten... freeware gems for new PCs

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Re: text editing

Crimson.. Wow, that's just brought back some memories! I used to use that in the 90's!

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Globe-spanning patent bombs touted by Euro, UN pen-pushers

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Does this mean we'll be getting software patents too?!?!? Really hope not.

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Now Apple opens fire on EPAD trademark in China

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Flame

Next up, they'll be going after the Thinkpad trademark!

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Toy Story: Mystic Met needs swanky new kit, swoon MPs

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I prefer to follow Mark Vogan's blog for my long term weather nowadays as he accurately predicted the last 3 winters...

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Weather-and-Climate-Through-The-Eyes-of-Mark-Vogan/368502778051

Highly recommended!

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Apple patent: 'Pour' your data from iPhone to iPad

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I can't wait...

To see someone drop their iphone onto their ipad & crack the screen.. Or watching a gust of wind blowing their files to the wrong device :)

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