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'You're BEAUTIFUL when you're angry' 'You SEXIST PIG!' Xbox One's fresh brouhaha

DJ Smiley

So how many of those games allow split screen?

Oh. :(

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Facebook unwraps SHARING IS CARING photo album function

DJ Smiley

Still playing catch up with google then...

Meanwhile on google plus, you can do this plus have automatic "Event" mode, in which anyone who is coming to the event can enable this, and all photos taken between the two times (of the start and end of the event) will automatically be added to the album....

So that'll be coming to a facebook soon then?

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Selfridges dreaming of a snot-themed Christmas

DJ Smiley
Headmaster

Re: Copyright?

Theres the idiot in a rush question.

Would an idiot in a rush confuse the two? I'd argue no, because it's bright green...... however it is clearly a bright green batman with a yellow cloak wielding a blue sword.

:/

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PHWOAR! Huh! What is it good for? Absolutely nothing, Prime Minister

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Paris Hilton

O2 might turn this on by default for contracts, but all operators don't.

The number of parents who buy their kid's contract phones, and never inform the operator that a under 18 is operating the phone means we have many "WHY DID YOU LET LITTLE JOHNNY CALL THOSE LINES!" customer complaints, after little johnny has made it very clear he is pretending to be 18.

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DJ Smiley

Well the comment about O2 on 3G is incorrect.

All mobile operators supply a way to block adult content simply by letting them know, you can also block other services such as premium rate phone lines etc.

How do I know? Well I have a work phone on O2, and in some cases I need to check access to things and this may end up being of an adult nature. :D There is nothing blocked other than the default list which blocks cp.

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How do you drive a supercomputer round a Formula 1 track?

DJ Smiley

Pffft, can anything on google maps these days :D

http://goo.gl/maps/LSTF2

see? :)

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Battery-boosting breakthrough grows on trees – literally

DJ Smiley
Facepalm

Re: we are still stuck with the same old battery tech

So you expect to change how energy transfer works within physics? Yup, that would be quite some breakthrough!

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Patriot hacker 'The Jester' attacks nations offering Snowden help

DJ Smiley
Holmes

Re: Meh.

Who says they aren't?

They had the anon guy for 9 months before revealing their hand.

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Fitbit Flex wristband: What to wear out when wearing yourself out

DJ Smiley
Facepalm

Re: Why?

So buy a pedometer.

This is a product for someone who wants to understand what they are intaking and outputting all in one simple package.

You want to check your heart rate? It's quite simple, here is your wrist, here are some fingers. Now count.

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Business is slow. Here's a good idea, let's compete with customers

DJ Smiley
Devil

Or maybe a Computer Producer taking over the entire worlds music retailing....

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Drone to deliver beer-as-a-service

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Facepalm

1.Send text message to get beer

2. Get charged via return text message...

3. return text message contains code to open "fridge" on the 'copter....

4. Beer ends up in right hands \o/

(Disclaimer, I work for a company who sell text messaging solutions so many my views are blurred by this, but haven't I just solved the problem?)

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'Charge memory' boffins: Hungover Li-Ion batts tell fat whoppers

DJ Smiley
Holmes

Re: The widespread belief that lithium-ion batteries don't suffer from “charge memory”

That's bad battery design.

The batteries physically expand as they charge. If they expand so much they become compressed they can be damaged. If their casing is so small they can't charge to full size? BAD DESIGN.

Then again it's Sony.... so I'm not too surprised.

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Watch the skies: SPACE HEDGEHOG plunges to Earth in Oxfordshire

DJ Smiley

They are ping pong balls. I guess they are following that "fit an experiement in a ping pong ball and you can send it into space" thing that seems to be popular currently.

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We shall CRUSH you, puny ROBOT... with CHESS

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Facepalm

Limited number of tries might help

I just tried it out. It let me retry as many times as I needed to hit the right combination.

For people who think themselves intelligent, they've utterly failed in understanding how spam bots work.

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DJ Smiley
Facepalm

The real use...

The technology is often used to frustrate humans signing up to web mail accounts and similar services.

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Google sends Street View car into Fukushima dead zone

DJ Smiley
Thumb Up

Re: Unsecured WiFi

You know, while this is a joke, it'd be a really REALLY good idea.

They could map out how much radiation they are seeing at various points to give some kind of "spread" map.

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Brit comic-book-guy-vs-gangsters film goes straight to Xbox Live

DJ Smiley
Facepalm

Re: Missing the obvious:

And gotten lots of nice free publicity.

Strange how that worked out so well eh?

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Vint Cerf: 'The internet of things needs to be locked down'

DJ Smiley

Re: WTF?

Ah so your one of these homeless bods who never leaves his house right?

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Boffin shows pics of germs grown on SPOTTY STUDENTS' MOBES

DJ Smiley
Facepalm

Re: Disinfection!

Shame that its the 0.01% of bacteria that make us Ill, eh?

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DJ Smiley
Trollface

Re: So...

Sadly all you've proven is we should either start eating poop or bow down to our poop eating overlords.

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Build your own 180TB NAS for $US1,942.59 (plus disk)

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Thumb Down

Not really.... thats the entire point of their design.

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DJ Smiley

Re: (plus disk)

Theres no reason you can't build a raid on it...

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Oklahoma cops rake ashes of 'spontaneous combustion' victim

DJ Smiley
Facepalm

Because its incredibly rare?

Why it's on the register is a little more questionable... (but I presume its in bootnotes or odds and sods.)

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Clarkson: 'I WILL find and KILL the spammers who hacked me'

DJ Smiley
Facepalm

Re: Stupid little boy

With your lack of grammar it appears maybe you also should go back to school.

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Spotted: Android 4.2.2 update for Google Nexus devices

DJ Smiley

Re: A few days ago

There seems to be a semi-widespread reboot buy in 4.1.2.

Random reboots a go go :(

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Life after Cisco: I've got 99 problems but a switch ain't one

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Thumb Up

Re: Tests?

I've always had the most excellent support from dell, even without providing any other information than the ID of the box having issues.

I really can't fault them at all, which is surprising as at a consumer level I hear they are no longer so good as they used to be.

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How much for Opera's app store in my TV? A tenor, perhaps?

DJ Smiley

How about you give me that $10 and I'll tell you how to not connect it to your wifi network?

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Twitter clients stay signed in with pre-breach passwords

DJ Smiley
FAIL

Re: There is a very clear risk

Sorry, you believe they noticed the hack the exact moment it happened?

There was no gap between hackers getting the username/password (why wasn't it encrypted - was it?) and twitter locking the accounts?

Of course there was a gap!. In that time you request a oauth login. Your now authenicated for life. Happy times.

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Anons hack Asteroids into US DoJ website in Swartz death protest

DJ Smiley
Black Helicopters

Oh lord its that Dan Brown story - Angels and .... something I can't remember

Basically a fake encrypted file which no one can crack, the NSA goes bonkers trying to crack it while all along there is no secret to find.

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China may axe 13-year console ban, games OK for kids after all

DJ Smiley
Alert

Re: Puzzling

Aren't all those stories about (South) Korea.... and PC gamers?

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Greenland ice SIMPLY WOULD NOT MELT in baking +8°C era 120k years ago

DJ Smiley
Facepalm

Did you miss the bit where the ice is actually growing then?

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Dotcom's Mega smacks back: Our crypto's not crap

DJ Smiley
Windows

Re: Could it genuinely not be for file sharing?

You have sharing keys - keys which decrypt just whatever you've shared with whomever you give the key to.

However it doesn't seem to specify anywhere if you can give the same key out multiple times (print it on a website) or if it's on a per user basis (so someone writes a script to do it for you).

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Lloyds TSB, Halifax tech stumbles into the cold, goes titsup for hours

DJ Smiley
Facepalm

Nothing to fix here.... yet we are working on a fix.

Hmmm, banks really need to work on their technical speak. Claiming there is nothing to fix, yet they are actively working on a fix is really inspiring confidence :)

"The company would not be pinned down on the root cause of the problem, which it would only describe as "something from the weekend". A spokeswoman told The Reg: "There hasn't been a failure it was just something from the weekend that we are aware of and working to fix.""

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The Spherical Cow lands, spits out Anaconda

DJ Smiley

Re: Debian user here...

Try gentoo :)

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DJ Smiley
FAIL

Re: Distros - quickie analysis

CoD?..... maybe, I've not tried it

Word - Wine.

Excel - Wine

Lightroom - Wine I believe

Photoshop - Wine (cs2 works at least, not tried with latest but if your a graphical designer you can afford to pay for windows anyway).

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NRA: Video games kill people, not guns. And here's our video game

DJ Smiley
Facepalm

Re: What irks me about their argument

Indeed.

Israel. No mass shootings of children by raging teens for over 10 years!

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Disney World slaps pay-by-bonk stalker cuffs on grown-ups

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Thumb Down

Re: I like it

Because it isn't easy already?.

Does it make me easier to rob? Not really.

Does it reduce the lack of security they must go through to identify themselves as me? No.

Does it directly give them all my cash? No.

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Drop that can of sweet pop and grab a coffee - for your sanity's sake

DJ Smiley
Facepalm

Re: Dyslexic analysis disorder

As someone with depression, I can understand the link quite easily.

Its rather more effort to make coffee than reach down and open up another can of that lovely sweet cola I have sitting beside me.

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Windows RT jailbreak smash: Run ANY app on Surface slabs

DJ Smiley
Facepalm

Re: i hope the store crashes and burns then i hope the ashes crash as well

Shame for RHEL/Fedora then.

On gentoo I can install UT2k3/2k4 quite happily, Quake3 as well - I know these work as I've done it. There's likely other commercial software too.

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Major new science: WOMEN MORE NUDE more OFTEN online

DJ Smiley
Holmes

Re: What a waste of a morning

I'd like to see a study on how they change during the process of drinking. My friends have noticed an amusing trend that the more I drink, the better I become on FPS's.

I've come to the conclusion that this is due to me relaxing, and being less twitchy while aiming and so getting better at aiming....

Few years later we'll see the argument for giving all the troops rations of beer when out in the field ;)

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Ten… top tech cock-ups of 2012

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WTF?

How many browser frameworks you got?

How many Porn Apps?

How many changable batteries?

Come back when you realize what choice actually is. Its the ability to choose freely, not be given the option of "death by drowning or death by lack of oxygen due to water inhalation".

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Are your landlines buried in the stone age?

DJ Smiley
Facepalm

Re: Biased article

Legally a phone line provider must provide the ability to call 999 i believe.... or something to this effect. VoIP has no way of ensuring this, and so no one seems to provide "just" that - however I think you could register for skype/google talk or something?

BT and others do offer *some* voip stuff, however you might not of been aware it was using voip at the time, and as it still requires the line to your house, you wouldn't make a saving there?

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Wheee....CRUNCH: Google chucks Moto's set-top box biz out window

DJ Smiley
Holmes

Re: Goog.TV

I think we have a winner.

Youtubes latest upgrade which you can play with if you manage to get lucky (I've had it appear once) with a pop out window.

Basically its a controller-less interface which you then control remotely by pairing another device to allow you to skip videos, and navigate totally from else where.

It wouldn't take much to push this out further, having any TV run a simple "google" app that is controlled like this, via phone, or tablet which you do all your browsing on.

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PGP, TrueCrypt-encrypted files CRACKED by £300 tool

DJ Smiley
Facepalm

Re: Useful at all?

Anyone needing to protect their data that badly...

1. Doesn't host it locally

2. has self destruct mechanisms for wiping the data in an emergency. (Yes, i believe one hosting company attempted to design a system which used thermite for this purpose).

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DJ Smiley
Devil

Re: 300+$ for such a limited tool?

The funny part is when the police cut the power prior to entering to confuse and disorinate anyone inside.

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Valve hauls down The War Z, offers refunds

DJ Smiley
Angel

Re: Dead on arrival...

The fact isn't that the game is shit - the fact is the blurb for the game claims a lot of things about the game which simply aren't true.

Number of players is wrong, in game area is wrong, there is no buyable experience points, but they do have buyable (with real money) weaponary, many many more things.

It was clearly more fun to poke fun at someones comment than actually doing the small amount of research required. As for GAME, I'm not sure who'd be liable if they sold a game which advertised having things it didn't as most of the staff wouldn't have the means to check ( I worked there for awhile) however we'd prob refund it as faulty.

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Netflix names Google Fiber the fastest ISP in the US

DJ Smiley
Devil

Maybe the stream only ever really tries upto about 3Mbps?

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Samsung's smart TVs 'wide open' to exploits

DJ Smiley

Re: Rootable? You'd hope so!

So you should be given access to things you shouldn't be tinkering with just in case they turn it off?

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Girl gang targets Microsoft's Seattle stores for $5,000 theft spree

DJ Smiley
Facepalm

Re: RE: 6 women and a man?

As a bloke who regularly got followed by security guards I know exactly what he looks like.

He'll be scruffy looking, with long hair. He'll be slightly geeky.

He'll walk in wearing a long leather trenchcoat or something simular, walk around the store looking at random products.

Why do I know this? Because all security guards seem to be idiots who ignore the ladies and follow the guy who "LOOKS" like a thief. Mean while they empty the place.

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Battle of the Clouds: Azure goes lower

DJ Smiley
Devil

Error in that second post.

It makes the locally redudant storage more expensive than the geographically redundant storage?!

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