* Posts by wolfetone

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Snowden SLAMS iPhone, claims 'special software' tracks users

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Wow. I didn't know The Register did bias.

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SO. Which IS more important to humanity: Facebook, or Portugal?

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If I were Zuckerberg

I'd buy Portgual, then open source it.

Imagine it, free wine.

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LIFELESS BEAGLE on MARS: A British TRIUMPH!

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Pint

I always liked Mr.Pillinger, always thought he was an honest type of guy. I always felt for him after this, some people weren't too kind about Beagle 2 - often citing the fact he was northern as somehow the cause for the failed mission.

But he has had the last laugh, it's just a shame that he isn't around to witness it.

Have one on me Mr.Pillinger, wherever you are.

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TERROR in SPACE: ISS 'NAUTS FLEE 'gas leak' to Russian module

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It's always the way...

The Russians are useless potato farmers, until something built in America breaks.

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What do UK and Iran have in common? Both want to outlaw encrypted apps

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We already have the wrong people at the top.

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SURPRISE: Norks' Linux distro has security vulns

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Does it support Flash?

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Boybanders ONE DIRECTION launch DoS attack on open-source bods

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Re: You know who i feel sorry for

I don't. I have tickets to see Ireland v Wales in Cardiff, you should see what the hotels are charging for one night then!

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One Sync to rule them all: How Microsoft plans to fix OneDrive

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Re: Linux

Not sure if this will help you but in terms of Emails I have used ExQuilla plugin for Thunderbird. Provides brilliant support for Exchange on Thunderbird.

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Re: Linux

Nope, I'd like to be able to sync my Office 365 stuff with Debian. I'd also like to attach my Office 365 account to my user account on my Windows 8.1 tablet.

I'm buggered both ways.

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Lube company merger receiving second 'in-depth' probe

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Why are they causing this friction? Just let them slip slide along with it.

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Windows XP beats 8.1 in December market share stats

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Re: Support is impossible

Windows 8/8.1 isn't too bad - if it's a touch screen device. Using it with a mouse is terrible.

I was on holiday in Canada and was seduced by the Asus Transformer Book T100, the fact it ran a x86 processor I thought if I didn't like Windows 8 I could always stick Linux on it (which it turns out I can't now). Anyway, I've used it fairly regularly mostly for editing some Excel spreadsheets and Football Manager, it's alright. It's not brilliant, but it's not poor either.

I would say, especially as Windows 10 isn't getting rid of the Metro/Tile system, it wouldn't hurt your personal development to at least know how to deal with the enemy.

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BILL GATES DRINKS 'boiled and treated' POO. Ah, 'delicious'

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New American TV Show

"Guess The Poo", where contestants try to guess who did the dukey in the potty by drinking the liquid latte.

For once, I will not copyright this.

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YES, we need TWO MEELLION ORACLE licences - DEFRA

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You know MySQL is free right?

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THREE MILLION Moonpig accounts exposed by flaw

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Re: Response to my request

Here is the response.

I sent back:

"How can you reopen my account if I've asked you to delete it? If it's deleted it shouldn't be recoverable?

Please, delete my data. All of it. Properly. "

They said:

"Thank you for taking the time to get back in contact.

We have now requested that all personal details relating to your account be removed. Please bear in mind that you will no longer have access to your order history. Should you wish to re-open an account in the future you would be able to use the same email address but lose access to any previous orders.

If you require any more assistance or information please feel free to contact us further and we will be more than happy to assist."

I didn't CC the ICO in it, should have done. But I don't feel totally confident that they will do what they said to be honest.

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WTF?

Response to my request

Well basically I emailed them the following:

"Please close my account with the email address provided. You're not a safe company to deal with, especially as you were told about this issue 18 months ago. If you're looking at it now why couldn't you do it 18 months ago? Oh yeah, that's right: it'll cost money.

Delete all my information from your account please."

The response:

"Thank you for taking the time to contact us here at Moonpig.

We are sorry to hear that you would like us to close your account and understand your concerns. We have now carried out your request.

We would like to assure you that all password and payment information is and has always been safe. The security of your shopping experience at Moonpig is extremely important to us and we are investigating the detail behind today’s report as a priority.

As a precaution, our Apps will be unavailable for a time whilst we conduct these investigations and we will work to resume a normal service as soon as possible. The desktop and mobile websites are unaffected.

If at any point you wish to reopen your account just let us know and we will be very happy to welcome you back.

Kind regards,

Nicholas"

How can they reopen my account if it's been deleted?

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Mmmmmmm, Bacon.

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Ex-Microsoft Bug Bounty dev forced to decrypt laptop for Paris airport official

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She obviously looked dodgy.

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UKIP website TAKES A KIP, but for why?

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Down with this sort of thing

Careful now

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That's what happens when you outsource your website to India. Blasted Indians, staying over there, taking all our web development jobs.

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Fancy a .trust domain? How's $150,000 sound?

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I trust

that you're just taking the piss with this and not being serious.

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Norks' internet goes TITSUP in possible DDoS attack

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Missing statement from article

A North Korean spokesperson said "This blatent attack on our supreme DNS Servers, the same ones invented by our supreme leader Kim Jong Il, has affected our glorious kingdom quite badly. All 4 computers are no longer able to connect to the Internet.

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NUKE HACK fears prompt S Korea cyber-war exercise

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Just a small request to North & South Korea

If you two do start arguing can you keep the nukes to a minimum and keep it in your own back garden? I'd like to go and see Queen with Adam Lambert in January and I don't want to go out with a lead lined suit on me. It'd get very hot doing air guitar to Fat Bottomed Girls don't you know.

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Norks: FBI's Sony Pictures' hacking allegations are 'groundless slander'

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Have a +1 from me telling it like it is.

Also, I still think Nintendo did it.

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Re: 2nd time....

The difference between Team America and The Interview is that Team America was a parody of all countries involved. "We have no intelligence repeat we have no intelligence" - best most truest line in the whole film.

Furthermore, the team behind Team America are far more talented with the whit and the satire than the team behind The Interview could ever dream of being.

It's all well and good the FBI now saying (after they initially suspected North Korea) they have the evidence, but I refuse to believe a country that maintains Pizza is a vegetable and that JFK was shot dead by Lee Harvey Oswald*.

*Before the down votes commence, look at the video and the photos of JFK after. Oswald was behind him, but the wound on JFK indicate he was shot from the front.

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Pitch Black: New BlackBerry Classic is aimed at the old-school

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Re: Win

My Z10 has good Exchange support to be honest. I have it hooked up to an Office 365 account and it's been perfect.

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ASA slaps Ebuyer AGAIN - this time for ignoring regulator

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"My last order was Free next day delivery (which is now a day late) ho ho ho Yodel."

Yodel said they had stopped accepting new deliveries to clear the Black Friday back log that they have. So hopefully you'll get your package in about February 2015.

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Dr. Dobb's Journal sails into the sunset - yet again

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Re: Ah the nostalgia!

The only magazine I used to buy when I first got in to PC's was "Computer Shopper". It's still going now, but I remember they used to be great big thick things with free floppy disks on the front. I remember I got Caldera 95, which made WIndows 3.1 look like Windows 95. *sigh* memories.

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It's whiff, Jim, but not as we know it: Curiosity sniffs ORGANICS on Mars

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Re: Don't be silly

That's why no one lives on the surface. They're all underground either reproducing or mining. There's a high turnover rate of martian syrup mine workers in fairness, and I hear Bob Geldof is contemplating a charity single in order to help them. Working title is "Do They Know Of Diabetes?".

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Of course there's life on Mars. Where do you think Mars bars are made?!

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Branson sinks sub dream: Plan to explore Earth's bottom scrapped

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I think he might be expecting a big bill for Virgin Galactic to be honest.

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Ofcom's new broom Sharon White sweeps into office

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First job

To do absolutely nothing to stop BT's monopoly getting bigger.

If she achieves this, then she'll have done a grand job.

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BT to gobble EE for £12.5bn – BTEE phone home

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Re: Phew...sort of

I had an O2 phone years ago and only cancelled it to get a new BlackBerry on Vodafone (which were cheaper). That was the only reason, I always thought O2 were good.

Roll on to now, I'm on EE after having a 2 year awful marriage to 3. EE, for the most part, aren't too bad. I haven't had an issue with them. Saying that I don't think much of their online offering, I can never log in to my account to check my usage.

If BT do end up buying EE (which I think they will), then I'd have been more likely to go to O2. But if 3 are going to buy O2, then my next choice of operator will be limited - which I'm sure Ofcom is supposed to prevent?

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TalkTalk customers demand opt-out fix for telco's DNS ad-jacking tactics

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Re: Virgin does the same

The girlfriend has this and I thought it was just some crap they stuck on the router. Sort of glad to know it's not just me.

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HORRIFIED Amazon retailers fear GOING BUST after 1p pricing cockup

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Re: Hang on

This makes sense. Thank you both for clarifying.

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Hang on

If you go in to a shop, like Tesco, and something is marked at a wrong price the retailer doesn't have to sell you that product. It's up to them if they honour it or not. This is the law.

So does this law now apply online to UK based retailers?

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Uber surge pricing kicks in during Sydney siege

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Capitalism at its finest

"Did you hear some gun man has taken people hostage?"

"Really?"

"Yeah, the whole place is on lock down. It's hard for anyone to get around."

"Really?! Fetch me my car!"

"Why?"

"I'm going to charge a fortune to drive people who are desperate to get as close as possible to the crime scene, or to anyone else who needs to get home in a hurry."

"How much?"

"Well add a zero on to the normal fare, should be right."

".... $65 for a $6.50 taxi ride? Where are your morals man?"

*walking to the car* "Fuck morals, there's big money to be made".

etc etc

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Searching to destroy ... Bing? Facebook JILTS Microsoft

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Re: Does this article...

The only time an image that large should be on my screen is when I'm using Private Browsing and looking for a bride from Thailand.

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Web daddy Sir Tim Berners-Lee: Back off Putin, I'm no CIA stooge

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Re: And Putin is a

"Putin is aware of the paranoia of the Russian people (amply encouraged by his propaganda). He's seeking to exploit that."

This wording here, along with a lot of articles from various UK news agencies, led to my conclusion as it's a one sided statement. The Russians have always been paranoid of the west, America especially, and with good reason if you read the CIA "Tortune" reports.

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Re: And Putin is a

What propaganda?

Are you oblivious to the recent webcam hacking website that was reported on the news? "Russian website has a feed to a webcam in your house". Why does it matter if it's Russian or Australian or Irish? The fact is the website was doing something it shouldn't have been doing - although it should serve as a lesson to a lot of people to change their bloody passwords.

It's all very easy to believe that ourselves in the west don't get brain washed with propaganda, but we do. We were told within minutes of MH17 being shot down that the Russians did it, which has yet to be proven - even though there's more evidence to suggest the Ukrainians shot the plane down. With the riots in Fergusson we were told the riot was because of the death of the teenager when it was a protest about the treatment of young Black Americans that turned nasty due to Police brutality.

If you truly believe you are not being brainwashed by propaganda then you sir live in happy self contained ignorance.

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Ford dumps Windows for QNX in new in-car entertainment unit

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Re: In-Car Blackberry

For a minute I thought you were talking about the old BlackBerry's....

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1&1 goes titsup, blames lengthy outage on DDoS attack

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Re: Hmm..

Would make some sense. Move the company websites and DNS system to another place and split them off from the customer systems. So if the customer system goes down, the customer has a place to go and vent their frustration.

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NGINX scores $20 MEELLLION to remind people it sells stuff

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Re: It's a company?

Same as me, I didn't think they had paid for products.

I think their marketing team needs a kick up the arse!

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GERONTIC 'Ghost ship' prowled the undersea cables of the 1940s

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The Philidelphia Experiment

I bet this was the actual boat that was used!

See Reg, if you went along those lines with the story no one would bemoan the use of GCHQ/Five Eyes for click bait.

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MP caught playing Candy Crush at committee meeting: I'll ‘try’ not to do it again

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I bet he's one of the bastards complaining that the standard of champagne would suffer if the catering budget was cut.

Roll on the General Election! Time to make a positive change....

Ah hold on. We actually need an alternative that isn't a wanker, crook, racist, or idiot. Coalition again me thinks!

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Norks: We might be aggressive but we didn't hack Sony!

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North Korea have computers?

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Ten excellent FREE PC apps to brighten your Windows

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Re: A Request for Windows 8.1

I think I tried that and it didn't recognise my 365 account as a windows live account. Which I know it isn't, really, but still.

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A Request for Windows 8.1

Fantastic article, and I know this isn't a request forum, but Christ knows this is starting to piss me right off.

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I've an Asus Transformerbook T100, and I like it. I use it to play Football Manager, and to compose emails and create/read Word Documents that can be easily read or viewed by my clients when I'm out and about and my main laptop isn't practical. I use Office 365 to bridge the emails across this laptop and my Linux laptop/desktop.

There is absolutely no way (as far as I can see) to link your Office 365 account to your user account on Windows 8.1. I can add the exchange email account to the laptop and it will sync my contact, emails and calendar. But it just won't integrate properly with OneDrive - even though Windows 8.1 has a OneDrive app.

So, Microsoft or people who can lean on people at Microsoft. Maybe not for Windows 8.1, but definitely for Windows 10/9.x.in.disguise, make it possible to integrate Office 365 with your operating system. I can't be the only one to have this gripe surely?!?!?

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Apple’s $700 BEEELLION market cap makes it more valuable than Switzerland

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Apple may be worth more than Switzerland

But I'll never put my illicit money in Apple.

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MI6 oversight report on Lee Rigby murder: US web giants offer 'safe haven for TERRORISM'

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Re: Yeah

Well GCSE History taught me that Quakers from England went to America, further enforced by Michael Moore's "Bowling for Columbine".

So please direct your corrections to Tony Blair (Honerable T**t) and Michael Moore PLC.

Cheers.

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Lenovo: We'll say HELLO MOTO to profits in 18 months

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You know what I'd love to see from Lenotorola?

A phone like the V3i/V8, running Android or - possibly - BlackBerry 10. That, in my head, is making me very excitable.

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