* Posts by wolfetone

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If we can't fix this printer tonight, the bank's core app will stop working

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Disappointment

I thought the fact he got shot of his wife was the happy ending?

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Korean cargo line bailout saves Christmas for tech companies

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Unhappy

It'll keep them going until Christmas, but after that I think it's goodbye to Hanjin. It won't survive, not after what's happened to it in that industry.

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Half! a! billion! Yahoo! email! accounts! raided! by! 'state! hackers!'

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In fairness to Yahoo!, I don't think they really thought they'd be around in 2 years time.

However, why is it state sponsored? Where's the evidence? More than likely it'll be Russia, or Russia will be blamed.

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‘Penultimate’ BlackBerry seen on 'do not publish' page as fire sale begins

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Headmaster

"Grammar is a bitch when you're drunk too. :)"

It's a fair cop.

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Gravity's a bitch when your drunk isn't it?

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BT Openreach boss wants you to know that deep down, they care

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I want BT Openreach to know that deep down, we know they're full of shit.

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Virgin Media costs balloon by MEEELLIONS in wake of Brexit

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Re: VM Television is fairly pants

The mother-in-law-to-be has Virgin, and has the TiVo box. I don't understand how they could put this in to the home of people? It's slow to load the guides, it's hard to navigate the listings. It's just an awful, awful experience. Then you get the whole "There's been an unexpected problem with this channel".

I have, reluctantly, signed up to BT Infinity as they were a few quid cheaper than Virgin for the same service. The internet is good, it hasn't gone down in the 9 months I've had it. But the YouView box is actually really nice. It's easy to use, responsive, it's everything that the Virgin TiVo isn't. Plus it's handy that the extra channels I pay £10 a month for are sent via the internet, meaning I can plug in a YouView box upstairs and watch the same channels at no extra monthly cost.

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Microsoft deletes Windows 10 nagware from Windows 7 and 8

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Re: our humble family.

"The humility always shines through whenever the penguins are posting!"

Hmm, you're either one of those poor souls who have been nagged to death by Micro$oft, or one of those souls languishing in a fruity walled garden environment that requires you to pay £1,000+ for a new computer ever 2 years.

Do you need a hug? x

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Re: Too little, too late

As a penguinista, let me welcome you to our humble family.

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Apple wants to buy Formula 1 car firm McLaren – report

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Re: Damn

Vauxhall made good cars? When?

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There is absolutely no chance that Ron Dennis, who started in the team as a tea boy, would let this happen. And Apple are going to struggle with this reality, of a company who actually says "NO" to them.

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She cannae take it, Captain Kirk! USS Zumwalt breaks down

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iPhone Case?

Surely it looks like a very weird and specialist sex toy?

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What says Internet of Things better than a Bluetooth-controlled smart candle?

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Imagine the designer trying to spin that as a great achievement in his next interview.

"What's your biggest achivement in your career?"

"I designed a bluetooth controlled candle."

"Why?"

*shrugs shoulders* "Because I could".

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Hackers hijack Tesla Model S from afar, while the cars are moving

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I know that time will come, but the diesels will be banned long before an 18 year old petrol car will be.

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Re: you do realize...

Pepperidge Farm remembers.

Pepperidge Farm also remembers the hate for the GM/Vauxhall/Opel Ampera, how it kept catching fire. Tesla fanbois will like to think that El Reg is hating on Elon, but it really isn't. It's just telling the truth.

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You know what can't be hacked? Can't catch fire due to faulty Lithium Ion/Polymer? Can't drive itself and then get confused by a white sided truck in bright sunlight? Oh, and can't be hacked?

My 1998 Toyota Corolla.

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Nork server blunder leaks Kim Jong Un's entire DNS – all, er, 28 .kp domains

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What We Want To Know Though...

... is if there is a pornhub.com.kp?

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World+dog to get retro classic Commodore 64 for Christmas

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A Better Option

Within the community there are a lot of people who want to "retrobright" their C64's (plus other machines). Some of them have done it, but now it's becoming apparent that the technique is short term and the machines turn yellow fairly quickly. It's also reckoned that the technique makes the plastic easier to break.

But this company are doing a good thing allowing people to buy new cases for their C64, and allowing them to have different colour combinations. So this should be prove popular.

Me though? Well I like the aging yellowing of the C64c that I have. I don't, however, like the nicotine yellow colour of my spare Amiga 500. But I'm taking a can of black spray paint to that.

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Opera debuts free VPN built into desktop browser

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Re: Impressive!

"I picked up Opera around version 19 or 20 (I think) because I wanted to try something else but I don't trust Google enough to start using Chrome"

Erm, not sure how to tell you this, but you're still using Chrome.

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Re: An interesting move

"...finding out about my interest in wallabies and custard. "

Sicko. Wallabies are lactose intollerant.

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Brits: Can banks do biometric security? We'd trust them before the government

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Re: Am I too cynical?

What would a company like Visa have to gain from promoting the idea that banks are more trustworthy with biometric data than our own Governments?

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United States Air Force grounds F-35As after cooling kit cracks up

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Re: Hang on a minute...

"If so, why do they have insulation round the part of the circuit that's in the fuel tank?"

Might be an insulation that allows some heat to be transferred from the coolant to the fuel at a steady rate. So instead of having (however hot) coolant entering in to the fuel from the word go, it instead loses some of its heat gradually as it travels around the circuit in the wing.

The other reason is that the insulation is there to either stop the fuel from supporting corrosion of the metal pipe work of the circuit, or it's simply preventing the coolant circuit - if it became electrified - from passing through the fuel to cause a spark.

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Brexit will happen. The EU GDPR will happen. You can't avoid either

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Can everyone just stop being dicks to each other? Can we have a referendum on whether everyone's on board with that?

Thought not.

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Trump website server config snafu left interns' CVs exposed

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Re: Careful El Reg

Nuclear devices are just there for show, they're not actually meant to be used. I know it's hard for American's to accept that, especially as they're the only country to use one in anger - and won't apologise but hey ho that's a different discussion.

Mutually Assured Distruction is the very reason why nuclear weapons work and aren't used. IF America were to use their nukes tomorrow against Russia they'd be wiped out. Why? Russia have more nukes. But when all the nukes are used, what are you left with then? A country, nay, world, that is inhabitable.

But I'm not even a politician, nor am I in a position to be one, and even I know that. And, really if you ask a question once and are given an answer, the only reason you should ask the same question twice more afterwards is if you either don't understand the answer or don't understand the answer. Trump asked that quesiton 3 times.

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Careful El Reg

He wanted to know why he couldn't use nukes. Don't give him an excuse to use them.

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Google GPS grab felt like a feature, was actually a bug

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Just buy an older phone? Like a Nokia 3310? Actually most Nokia's up until Microsoft's takeover had removable batteries.

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Great British Great Bake Off gets new judge

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Re: WTF?

You telling me you don't eat a pastry while on your computer?

If you deny this then we want to see the state of your computer keyboard. And I wouldn't be doing a Hillary Clinton if I were you.

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Sorry Nanny, e-cigs have 'no serious side-effects' – researchers

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Popcorn Lung not a thing anymore then?

Fantastic news.

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Ad flog Plus: Adblock Plus now an advertising network, takes cash to broker web banners

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Re: uBlock Origin

"Their lack of support for Safari..."

Plenty of support for Firefox, and it's on a Mac.

You don't have to spend all your time inside the walled garden, come out for a play amongst the flowers x

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Re: Bittersweet

Mate it's all about Lynda, 43 from Reading. Husband never around, house to herself, thats what I call a woman.

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Bittersweet

While I enjoy the privacy AdBlock gives me, I don't like the idea that they feel the need to make deals with the advertisers I don't want to see so that their adverts can still be shown to me.

That said, I do miss those hot girls in my area who are looking for men such as myself. I haven't seen any mention of them since using AdBlock.

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Delete Google Maps? Go ahead, says Google, we'll still track you

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Re: I'm Done

"since you have an iPhone (as opposed to an Android phone) you don't have to do that at all. Just spend a few minutes in your settings."

Don't part quote what I said just so you can have something to base a comment from. I said I'm coming to an end of using the iPhone - i.e. getting rid of it. And it's laughable to suggest that there is any thread of privacy on an iPhone compared to Android. There's plenty on the iPhone that phones home etc, or Apple can access regardless of what you do in the settings.

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I'm Done

I'm getting towards the end of my "working relationship" with my iPhone, and was considering going back to Android but no. Enough now with this bullshit of having to allow mobile apps to access my location or other things in order for me to use them.

So my lunchtime now will be spent getting the oldest Nokia I can find that will support email but won't allow me to download crap I don't need.

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You must be a troll?

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VW Dieselgate engineer sings like a canary: Entire design team was in on it – not just a few bad apples, allegedly

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Re: Not true

"I got a very specific email from Ford confirming that their cars meet all required environmental standards."

Volkswagen said the same thing. They all meet required standards UNTIL they get caught. The UK Government did some tests and they found all of the cars they tested were miles out of their stated emissions. BMW, amazingly, were closest to the mark. The Peugeot 30008 was over 10 times the stated number.

No manufacturer will come out and say they're not up to it, because I don't think they know if they are up to it or not. That said, Renault have eluded to the fact they're going to stop producing diesel engines due to complexities getting the engines to meet emissions. So I think that, in itself, is quite telling.

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The next Bond – Basildon or Bass-Ass? YOU decide

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Why does it have to be a man? Denise Van Outen is also from Basildon.

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Re: Where is this poll of which you speak?

If there are no people to vote for, doesn't everybody win?

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Edward Snowden's 40 days in a Russian airport – by the woman who helped him escape

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It's interesting to read the second page regarding Miranda and his detainment under the Terrorism Act, especially after last week when Liz Truss (which is ye olde English for "Village Idiot") stated they would be getting rid of the European Bill of Human Rights and establishing a British version - exactly what that would entail she never said. While the authorities said that no rules were broken when detaining him, it did infringe on his human rights under the European bill. But it's as clear as the light on the screen I am using that he was taken in to questioning because of the Snowden revelations and the fact his partner documented it all via The Guardian. I also recall their computers being seized under the same Terrorism Act? I think when you remember this case, which I had forgotten about, it's a bit clearer to what this Government wants to achieve with the British Bill of Human Rights. Every one has a right, unless of course we think you've been naughty.

But how does one defend their innocence, under a system of "innocent until proven guilty", without the right to a lawyer or lengthy detention without a court appearance? Readers of The Daily Fail and The S*n, possibily The Torygraph too, won't think like this. But if I come back in to the country after reading a Wikileaks article regarding the Snowden revelations, am I a terrorist or someone who is researching terrorism? Likewise am I more liable to be detained coming from Ireland (for example) because I bought a balaclava in Cork because I want to keep my face warm when riding a Motorbike, because I bought terrorist material? I know the latter is unlikely and it's conjecture, but it's a serious question to ask when the partner of a journalist is detained purely on the basis of what their partner has done has questioned the Government's tactics. Where does the line start and end?

The Government in the UK, the USA, et al are legalising the illegal. They are elected representatives, who we have chosen to represent us and do what's right for us. However, powers like this errode that trust to a point where, unless there's an election every 5 years, how can we hold our MP's to account? These are dangerous days, not for our safety but for our liberty. For the last 15 years this freedom has been curtailed. Not by terrorists, but by countless governments who have sought to "protect" the public from "terrorists", who are they allowing custodians of the law to hold innocent members of the public to account through sheer Government embarrassment? We know all too well that encryption, aparently, helps terrorists - even though it's documented that Al Qaeda tell their members to take the batteries out of their phones and leave them miles apart before attending meeting places.

So who's helping who protecting who from what? Because the older I get, the less I believe there is some big nasty man in a beard wanting to blow me up. Rather some older gentleman in a suit wants to know what I'm doing, a la 1984.

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'Oi! El Reg! Stop pretending Microsoft has a BSOD monopoly!'

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Re: Genuine BSODs?

You're right, especially the departure board. How is it the OS's fault if it suddenly loses a network connection?

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US Marine Corps to fly F-35s from HMS Queen Lizzie as UK won't have enough jets

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Re: it's Pearl Harbor

"it's Pearl Harbor

American place, American spelling"

It's Pearl Harbour.

American place, English language, English spelling.

And you can't call it "American" or "American English" just because you decide some words could do without a vowel.

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You could say that someone at the MoD watched Pearl Harbour and thought the American did such a wonderful job flying a spitfire, that they should definately fly their own planes on UK ships. Because, obviously, they would be even better in their own whips.

However, you could also say that this is another stepping stone to the "One World Army" that David Icke preaches about.

Me? Well I just think it's a clusterfuck of a situation where the plane isn't fit for purpose, too expensive, and should've been euthanised long ago. But what do I know? I'm just a tax payer.

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Florida Man's prized jeep cremated by exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7

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Re: I only know because I read the reg

@ Paul 25

I understand, but in the UK at least it was on the news outlets. My girlfriend, who isn't interested in tech at all, even said "Oh my God did you hear about the exploding Samsung phones???". Suppose that'll be his argument, that he didn't know, and it'll be up to Samsung then to prove they did everything they could to promote the recall.

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It's widely known that Samsung have recalled the phone for this very reason. You all saw the photos of what would happen to the phone, and if it's serious enough for a recall to be made then it's serious enough to stop using the phone and give it to Samsung as soon as possible.

But this guy continued to use it after the recall, then cried that it burnt his car out?

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Is there paper in the printer? Yes and it's so neatly wrapped!

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"..for some pointed hair management issues.."

I think that's a Dilbert reference.

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Nest offers its thermostat in three new pretty colors!

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Re: Fuck that

"Why do you hope that?"

Because it gives him more competition when looking for a job.

Well, that's what he's telling the guy at the job centre anyway.

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Re: Fuck that

Agreed, although for a different reason.

If you can look at your home via Nest, someone else can too. I don't trust that Google/Nest will secure the devices that well against people who will break in to these devices. At the end of the day, no device is safe. So it's reasonable to believe that it's more likely someone will hack these rather than not.

So, no Nest. No. I'm not having your Big Brother shit in my house.

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Apple: Crisis? What innovation crisis? BTW, you like our toothbrush?

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Salvation?

The minute Nokia come back out with a revised 3310, capable of taking photos and email, the iPhone will be no more.

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Public masturbation not a crime declares Italy’s top court

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Fantastic. We all know masturbation reduces the risk of prostate cancer in men, so now us men can gaily keep cancer away without the location* being a problem.

*if on holiday in Italy.

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Tesla driver dies after Model S hits tree

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Re: If this wasn't a Tesla, it wouldn't be a story

There was a good amount of news regarding the Vauxhall/GM Ampera when that kept bursting in to flames.

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You don't just drive a Tesla Model S. Oh no, you pay to be Tesla's crash test dummy.

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