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Microsoft’s ‘Home Hub’ probably isn’t even hardware at all

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Devil

Re: Just what I need !

Or a business opportunity to develop a Tony Stark-type Jarvis that will defend your stuff instead of telling the world you like to dress up like an Ewok certain times of the year... Just a thought.

;)

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Adult FriendFinder users get their privates exposed... again – reports

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Headmaster

Re: Uhm, right...

'Distinct' not 'distinguished'... ;)

You can have a very distinguished coat,complete with the distinct odor of bacon - but not the other way around..

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Mark Zuckerberg is dead – Facebook confirmed

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Mushroom

Re: This is deplorable at any level

All fun and games until your daughter's boyfriend is found dead on the same day FB fucks up. Everyone laughed and laughed that his was one of the pages affected up to then.

Fuck you, Zuckerberg...

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Russia shoves antitrust probe into Microsoft after Kaspersky gripes about Windows 10

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Re: His concerns are valid

'I am surprised there are no similar complaints in the Eu and Justice department queue.'

Silicon Valley has been practically living in the White House for some time... unlike El Reg, politicians are not going to bite the hand that feeds them.

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Panicked WH Smith kills website to stop sales of how-to terrorism manuals

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Re: Growing your own food can

'For real? And to think we used to joke about taxing the air we breathe!'

You do pay tax for the air you breathe - part of the Government package enforcing clean air laws.

Just not directly.

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The Reg seeks online community manager

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Trollface

Re: Wrong market research

I've been banned by The Donald* himself on twitter and I'm intelligent and funny.

Which is probably why I was banned lol.

*and Cher, CNN's Jake Tapper, Hillary, Rubio, the list goes on heh heh...

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You forgot something we've missed for some time....

Tits.

Sarah Bee http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/06/30/moderatrix_off/

Ya'll have way too much of a sausagefest going on over there - requires a new perspective.

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A cardboard desk? I won’t stand for it (actually I will)

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Boffin

All that and more for $0 to $25

Take 8-16 cinder blocks and 4'x8' sheet of OSB.

1. Cut OSB to size/shape desktop desired. (Custom!)

2. Stack blocks to provide sitting or standing desk (Adjustable!).

3. Place OSB desktop on top of cinder blocks. (Ease of Use!)

4. Computate. (Efficient!)

We also offer custom bookshelves, rack enclosures (smaller bricks), and buildings.

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Silicon Valley's oligarchs got a punch in the head – and that's actually good thing

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Re: Adam Curtis HyperNormalisation

Americans as children? I can agree with you somewhat. However, I also believe they(we/me) are conditioned to remain in that state by design to create consumers. The lack of personal responsibility for their actions or inaction, everyone being a victim of something or other, always pointing fingers, the lack of any sense of US history, much less world history, all combines to create surface dwellers. Even American journalism schools teach that you should write your stories to a 3rd grade reading level.

I mean everybody isn't that way, there are always differences, but the overfuckinglywhelming majority of Americans are idIoTs.

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Re: Kind'a

TL,DR: The 'silent majority' who work and manage to squeak by every week were tired of being told how fucked up they are. Trump is the 'Fuck You Bastards' President.

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US citizens crash Canadian immigration site after Trump victory

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Yet the Mexican Immigration site has very sparse traffic... weird, huh? Wonder why?

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Trump's taxing problem: The end of 'affordable' iPhones

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Mkay. Is China an open or closed market? Where is all the moaning over Chinese protectionism?

I'm not being a smartass here - there is a level playing field or there is not.

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Walgreens demands $140m refund from busted bio biz Theranos

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Unicorn farts seem to be expensive...

... got to admit though, she played them very well. Especially for medical vaporware... evidently no scientists around for VC's to consult with before throwing cash at them. Due diligence, that kind of thing.

Oh well.

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Tech Trump: Silicon Valley steps into the valley of unhappiness

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Is that selective hearing syndrome? - Only hear every third word and only then if it's threatening somehow?

I'll need two counselors, one young, one old, to consider this in my safe space*.

*Pillow Fort

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Hmmm

I actually feel better about the idea that Google etc won't be visiting the White House every week. Maybe he'll slap Microsoft down over Windows 10 MaaS... wouldn't that be nice?

Hell, maybe Trump will will unban me over the various social networks now... >;)

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Tesla to charge for road trip 'leccy, promises it will cost less than petrol

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Paris Hilton

Re: hint to Tesla owners

Surely you mean extrusion*

*never piss on an electric fence - lesson learned at 8 years old.

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FBI's Clinton email comedown confirms it could have killed the story in a canter

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Mushroom

Just fucking stop it...

I literally can't fucking go anywhere IRL or internet-wise without hearing about the fucking US Presidential election. Fuck BOTH of them! How about them apples?

I cannot fucking wait until I vote tomorrow for write-in candidate Deez Nutz - know why? We're pretty much fucked no matter what happens.

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No spin zone: Samsung recalls 3M EXPLODING washing machines

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Devil

Looks innocent sitting there....

... my Samsung top loading washer... doesn't look at all like a time bomb waiting in the darkness...

I was relieved not to be destroyed when I checked the model number and found it was indeed the spawn of the Devil's Spinning Washer of Death. It let me live. This Time.

Sent off the recall information for the in-home repair and decal kit. It's a good washer when it's not in an explody mood, sings the Song of It's People, a Happy Washing Time melody when it's done. Bonus.

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Why Apple's adaptive Touch Bar will flop

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Wait. A thought has occurred...

What do Apple sysadmins use to work on stuff?

I'm serious. I use damn near every port on my CF-53 toughbook troubleshooting this that or the other from week to week. Even the serial port gets used on older Cisco gear. What do they do when the web interface stops working? Turn it off and on again?

Is there such a thing as an Apple/MacOS admin?

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Build your own IMSI slurping, phone-stalking Stingray-lite box – using bog-standard Wi-Fi

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Re: Don't want to be tracked?

Well hopefully you left your phone, wallet, and tax information folder home before you went out doing nefarious things... but some don't so there you go,

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Data ethics in IoT? Pff, you and your silly notions of privacy

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Faraday Concept Homes

No signals come in, none emanate out - the homeowner decides what is best for their family. Entry/exit would be airlock style, designed as a foyer or mudroom. This is a reachable goal with current tech, I'd pay extra, but I'm just a little odd.

Pretty sure others would want such a thing too - business plan anyone?

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Squeaky bum time for Apple: It hasn’t made enough iPhone 7 Pluses

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'We're going to need some sort of map or chart'

A 'safe space' more likely, might be offended and need counseling.

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Uber's robo-truck makes first delivery of ... Budweiser in Colorado

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Boffin

Re: Wait - driver in the back seat???

Most likely blockers in front and trailers in the form of cars/trucks with hazard lights on...

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You call it 'hacking.' I call it 'investigation'

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Stop

That picture is creeping me out...

... and it keeps showing up in the sidebar...

Please make it stop.

;)

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Intel throws the ball long with sports, VR and IoT cash injections

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Virtual tickets

to the real game... and be there virtually - supply your own beverage/food of choice. No more stadiums, no more parking or traffic issues.. fucking utopia to some.

I've seen this movie before....

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Finally, that tech fad's over: Smartwatch sales tank more than 50%

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Coat

My watch should shoot lasers...

... and my phone should be in my shoe. A Cone of Silence would be nice too...

The one with the Maxwell Smart dvd collection in the pockets.

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DNS devastation: Top websites whacked offline as Dyn dies again

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Facepalm

Re: Helpful Article

Ayup... mid to late 90's with NT DNS(!) servers, then later with Solaris x86 Bind DNS servers, when setting up new websites, you always had to stop Internet Exploder, close Netscape, restart your DNS client, just to check to see if the scripts took...

I'm sorry, I don't know where I was going with this -> wife pops in with 'Oh look, a portable ski lodge!'... thought evaporated.

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Tesla's big news today:
sudo killall -9 Autopilot

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Re: @hyper

Check the fine print - it'll be there. Bet.

A kind of you own the car but lease the software kind of thing - Windows 10 without the mediacenter you once purchased. You know ;)

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China's LeEco eyes up US, takes on, er, Apple, Samsung, Netflix, Tesla

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Learn something new every day...

...few months ago I found out Kyocera makes 3D printers. Last night learned Kyocera made hand coffee grinders (that turned into a four hour exploration of coffee grinding science*, put $100 Zassenhaus Brasilia on wish list ;).

Today I learned a Chinese company with an unfortunate name** makes some pretty cool stuff.

*electric blades are bad and make too much powder - I can agree with the powder part.

** Le Echo is really close to Le Car, which still has a horribly bad reputation in the US - Kit better work properly or the comparisons will sink them.

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Third of Donald Trump's debate deplorables are mindless automatons

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Mushroom

A pox on both their houses...

My twitter feed has turned into a political zombie apocalypse... I'm too jaded or too tired to be outraged and I still gotta feed the family.

Seems like 80% of the world hasn't learned to stop when they hear the mushy sound. They just continue to beat their heads against the wall. I don't get people sometimes.

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Coming soon to smart home devices? Best Before labels – with patch cut-off dates

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Re: ID-Iot

You follow me on twitter? Been saying that for awhile... If I was Apple I'd sue your ass, but then if I was Apple, I would have applied for a copyright first, so you win this one...

I'm waiting for the Ultimate Mousetrap with auto reset and streaming webserver for Android and iPhone...

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It's finally happened: Hackers are coming for home routers en masse

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Flame

<rant>

No shit? Coming after routers are they? Jesus Christ! People get paid for the most stupid shit! OF COURSE they're coming for the fucking routers because of all the juicy IoT shit stupid fucks allow in their house.

I mean motherfuck, this is a fucking progression thing. Dumb fucks. </rant>*

Nothing personal, John. I know you have a business to run. Maybe I shouldn't be here right now, been dealing with fucking idiot corporate types all fucking day.

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Sweet, vulnerable IoT devices compromised 6 min after going online

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Devil

Re: How Bitcoin might help fix the Internet of Things.

Should have sent them to Staples tech dept (or Brit equivalent).

That would teach them.

>;)

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Galaxy Note 7 flameout: 2 in 5 Samsung fans say they'll never buy from the Korean giant again

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I thought the Note 3 was the end all, be all of my phone needs and wants, figured the stylus would be a better way to get signatures for CC payments on my phone instead of just a finger doodle on a screen. Quite possible I would have waited for the Note 7 - if Samsung hadn't obsoleted my Note 3 less than 2 years into contract - no Marshmallow for you, 404! Thus far I'm pretty happy with my LG G5, gets regular updates, removable battery, SD card slot, and better cameras than that Pixel I'm hearing so much about.

Funny thing about my Note 3 - I never, ever, took a CC payment on it, either cash, check, or invoiced. Weird.

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As long as the Samsung SDXC doesn't burst into flames in my LG G5, I'm good*

*Still feeling burned by the Galaxy Note 3 getting passed over by Samsung for Marshmallow...

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Re: already doing that

Other than checking for firmware updates now and again, my *televisions* are disconnected from my network. I have Raspberries for streaming/accessing video libraries - they're better at it anyway.

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Apple’s macOS Sierra update really puts the fan into 'fanboi'

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Pint

Re: Ouch

Didn't want to go that far - most people went Windows Millennium at the time, I missed that heartache with Windows 2000 Pro due to the need to be productive at work.

I use the the XP style button because it trips people out because THEY are stuck with Windows 10 muaaaahahahahahahahahaaaa... and I'm contrary that way... pick one.

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Re: Ouch

Hey now - your Mac may have turned into something, but it isn't a Windows PC.

This CF-53 Toughbook w/Windows 8.1* gets about 9.5-12 hours on it's battery, depending on what I'm doing with it.

*yeah I got an XP style Start button, what of it?

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Google sets the date for first sniff at Android 7.1

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Re: np here

Stupid post, needs more detail.

When the LG G5's first came out at Verizon, the sales reps didn't know how to work it without an app drawer. In our case, wife went Nova launcher and I held out for BB hub+, we both use BB Hub+ now. LG reconsidered the issue and now the G5 comes with a stock app drawer.

Quite possibly a subtle kick in the reseller nads by Google to position Pixel as the Must Have Flagship Android... well, of course it is.

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np here

I'm happy as hell to give Blackberry $1.08/month for BB Hub+... love that shit ;)

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FCC slams Comcast with largest-ever fine for a cable company

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Pirate

Pitchforks and Torches, baby!

Storm a few gated communities just to put the Fear of God into 'em!

Yeah, that's the ticket!

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Smell burning? Samsung’s 'Death Note 7' could still cause a contagion

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Happy

Occasionally I get a win vs. Murphy's World

Went from our perfectly fine* Samsung Note 3's to the LG G5 and haven't been happier in some time over a phone. The speed, 3.0 USB, wide angle & regular cameras, signal reception, Android security updates, and ironically Samsung fast-as-hell PRO Class 10 64GB SDXC card - it's a keeper.

* The Note 3's were more than powerful enough to run Marshmallow and that was my whole reason for upgrading, I needed Marshmallow for some things I was working on.

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National Australia Bank starts week with TITSUP*

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Re: this is why

Also why admins *should* be allowed to beat the shit out of developers.

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Command line coffee machine: Hacker shuns app so he can stay at the keyboard for longer

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Re: Must.Have.More.Coffee

Maybe city folk, but with the wife and I, that's 4 cups. (those things are inaccurate)

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Disney aims for Netflix. If the deal was made, it would shoot itself in the foot

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Looking at the situation with old new eyes...

... Snow White isn't as hot as I used to think as a child...

That's all I got. Disney will kill it along with the hopes and dreams of chillin' everywhere...

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Social media flame wars to be illegal, says top Crown prosecutor

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If Politicians can't handle a flame war

WTF are they doing being politicians? Unfit for service, I'd say.

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Don't panic, but a 'computer error' cut the brakes on a San Francisco bus this week

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Re: A coincidence that this happened the same week that Westworld came out on HBO??

You'll never beat Yul Brynner in the original Westworld movie.

Still, you'd think it would kill Hollywood to do something original...

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'Please label things so I can tell the difference between a mouse and a microphone'

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Re: Label you, label me, label us all together

'quite a few people , when learning to drive, have to have their hands labelled "L" and "R"'

In OSUT (One Station Unit Training) in the early 80's, there was one poor sonuvabitch who couldn't march for shit, always started off on the wrong foot, who was made to carry a rock in his left hand for 13 weeks. If I wasn't preoccupied with perfecting my Zen (becoming One with the Woodwork is very desirable in Basic - Senior Drill Instructor got 137 counts of trainee abuse two cycles after we graduated), I would have felt sorry for him.

Breaks my heart today when I remember him trying his damnedest to mentally/physically get into rhythm before even moving. I wonder what became of him?

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Police raid India call centre, detain 500 in fraud probe

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Re: Hello, my name is [Anglicised], I'm calling from [major corporation/department]

Ours goes like this:

Can I speak to Peter 404?

Sure which one? I have four Peter 404s and one is dead. Which one do you want?

....ummmm

Ok, when you figure out which one you want to speak to, you call us right back ok?

....Yes... Thank you?.....

<click>

Edited to say: Works on bill collectors too ;)

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goes for toll roads/bridges too - my Dad told me about a bridge/toll road was sold to the citizens of Cleveland, Ohio waaaay back in the 60's. They were told the toll would end when the bridge was paid for in the 70's and to this day are still paying tolls for that fucking bridge.

Government never lets go of revenue streams once created. Ever.

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