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* Posts by G Watty What?

22 posts • joined 5 Oct 2011

ISPs haul GCHQ into COURT over dragnet interwebs snooping

G Watty What?

GreenNet? who are they?

So this is the only UK ISP kicking up a stink about this? Truly they are the Accrington Stanely of the ISP world.

Ironically, their entry level product is called 'Activist'. I am pretty sure that subscription is going to put you one someone's list.

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Twitter: It's JUST LIKE Elder Scrolls (no it's not)

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Happy

Golden Handshake

"You do something well, you get showered with goodies. You cock it up, you get a bucket of holes"

Mr Dabbs has obviously never held a senior management role where "Cock it up" == Loadsa cash + an extended holiday.

If life's a game surely this deal means you've won.

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Douglas Adams was RIGHT! TINY ALIENS are invading Earth, say boffins

G Watty What?
Alien

Re: Now...

I'd say the chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one.

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Microsoft's swipe'n'swirl pic passwords LESS secure than PINs, warn researchers

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Trollface

Reposition Characters OnScreen

You know the pin keypad that get's displayed? Wouldn't re-arranging the position of the numbers for each unlock defeat the greasy finger attack?

OMG I can almost taste a patent!!! Samsung, Apple, Google you'll all soon be paying me mega-bucks for this little beauty bru-ha-ha-ha.

tiddle-dee-dee-googly-googly-doo --> http://www.google.co.uk/patents/US6549194

DAMN YOU HP!!!!!!!!!

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Space-walker nearly OPENED HELMET to avoid DROWNING

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Holmes

Re: SPOILERS

@Justin Stringfellow

You dozy plonker.

It would seem "he survived the ordeal so that he could blog about it" and the "I'll get my coat" icon aren't big enough clues for you to spot a joke.

Still the fact that you tried to educate Rich in subtle art of deduction and then went to the trouble of looking up an old news article to demonstrate vast knowledge of watery space walk stories, has given me copious laughs this morning. Bravo.

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Jimbo Wales: ISP smut blocking systems simply 'ridiculous'

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Re: Content Filters Help Me

You make an excellent case. However, I fail to see how any of what you have said invalidates my perceived benefit of the service?

Am I saying a network filter will stop child exploitation? No.

Am I saying that a network filter is another layer of protection for our household? Yes.

Am I saying we should all be opted-in/opted-out? I think I am saying - meh - the end result would be the same, some will opt-in and some will opt-out.

I guess being given the choice is the key part here or are you concerned that this "thinking adult" is incapable of making the decision to opt-out when the default is to opt-in? I, for example, opted out of the phone book but had I done nothing I would have been listed. This was an informed adult decision was it not? I am sure I am not alone in being able to make one of those. So I guess from my perspective (and I appreciate you hold a different view) the default of opting in or out is irrelevant to me. I make my own choice regardless.

Yours was an interesting post though and for that you have my thanks.

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Re: Content Filters Help Me

Yes it does. Searching for "tits" in google images doesn't bring up as many ornithological pictures as one might hope when the filter is active! :)

However, I have cure for that. My inbuilt "Daddy filter" is highly tuned to spotting flesh tones on a screen from incredible distances. As such the aforementioned "bird search" would ring my bell, causing me to eject the family from the room whilst I had some time "investigate the results".

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G Watty What?

Re: Content Filters Help Me

Could the kids get around the filter? Yes, hell even I can get around the filter :)

However, the filter does prevent accidents and gives me peace of mind when they are using the computer. As for people with different ideas, our ISP's filter is configurable so I guess there is scope for different tastes but how you set that up would be your choice. I was happy with the defaults, well except for the gambling bit I mentioned before.

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G Watty What?

Re: Content Filters Help Me

Opting out and selecting what types of content I do and do not want filtered are two separate things. My ISP's implementation allows me to opt-out completely and not have to specify what my interest was in my choice for opting out.

However, I can also partially opt-out. For example, my filter setting "allow gambling" because I want access to the national lottery website to check on my dream tax contributions.

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G Watty What?
Happy

Content Filters Help Me

I know I probably be down-voted in the extreme but our family find the content filters provided by our ISP brilliant.

To be clear, the desktop PC is in the front room and our kids are free to use it and are supervised. However, everyone keeps telling me over and over again that I need "layers of security/protection", isn't this just one more layer? Is it perfect no? Can it help? Certainly!

What it means it that my little ones can be given control of the computer and I can be reasonably confident that when they click a link from google, if the endpoint is something super-dodgy then it will be blocked before my son or daughter is exposed to it.

It might not be the right solution for everyone but surely there is some value in it for the masses who are now able to get another layer of security for free?

So free content filtering at the ISP level get's a +1 from me and a +3 from the rest of the family.

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Schwarzenegger says 'I'll be back' for Terminator 5 reboot

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I love Kindergarten Cop

Judge all you want I can't get enough.

"How did it feel to hit that son of a bitch?"

Priceless.

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Idaho patriots tool up to battle Jihad with pork bullets

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Megaphone

Re: What's next?

Meatballs being fired at us Pastafarians!

I shall not stand this blasphemy.

For it is not written "Thou shalt not bite the noodly appendage with which I toucheth thee"

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Bing uncloaks Klingon translator

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Paris Hilton

Dujeychugh jagh nIv yItuHQo

I used Bing to translate the sub-heading 'Dujeychugh jagh nIv yItuHQo' to english and got:

If the value of yituhxo, the enemy dujey

I think something may have been lost in the translation because I don't think that will have Google quaking any time soon!

Paris? Maybe she gets it, because I don't.

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Comments Section at the bottom of the page

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FAIL

Comments Section at the bottom of the page

Just wanted wanted to pop a quick message in here to register my disgust* with the comments section appearing immediately after the articles on some pages. I say some pages because some articles still have the old-fashioned comments link just waiting to be tickled by my rodent.

However, some of the articles have the comments inline with the page. All well and good, many a site does this and to be honest that's not my beef (or horse if you're feeling saucy). My horse is that the "Most Rated" tab is the active one.

Let us not mince words, many of the best quips made by the commentards on here are only funny in context and you have managed to eliminate the one thing that makes the comments section great, the chuffing comments. By removing the context you have managed to turn someone's mildly sane ranting into the seemingly random stream of insane garble.

So if you must put the comments inline, please put them ALL there. I hate hearing only half the conversation and most of the time your just ruining the punchline!

Over and out.

*disgusted was probably the wrong word. A more accurate description would be that my face turns red, bile rises and my eyes bulge out of my skull. My rage, literally, knows no bounds when I see those chuffing "Most Rated" messages. TURN IT OFF. That is all.

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Microsoft latest to 'fess up to Java-based Mac attack

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Gimp

Re: Mac perv's visit porn and gambling sites at work, this is why they are getting 'attacked'.

You sir are playing a dangerous game!

One fanatic in his/her office getting their kicks is one thing. Getting them all together in an "in-house Cyber Cafe" will inevitably lead to one almighty macgasm that could have effects tantamount to "crossing the streams".

Do you want to cause the end of the universe? Or worse, live in one where every corner is rounded?

Keep them away from each other, its the only safe way forward.

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Mozilla to Adobe: PDFs don't need no more steenking plugins

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Paris Hilton

Re: Seriously? You're COMPLAINING about the difficulty of opening PDFs?

"PDF is sufficiently ubiquitous that I don't even think about them"..."I don't even give it thought. it just works"

The malware writers must love you...

"oh a pdf"

...clicky clicky....

"oh where's my data gone...what's this message? give you $150 and you'll unencrypt my drive you say?"

I'm glad that PDF was so easy to open.

[later on]

[ring ring]

"Hi Microsoft Support"

"My computer has a virus and you detected remotely? How kind of you to call, yes of course you can have my bank account details...what do you mean you have them already?"

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Amazon belches fragrant clouds of AWS Node.js for JavaScripters

G Watty What?
Joke

No but

"JavaScript" == "Java" + "Script";

True

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'Replace crypto-couple Alice and Bob with Sita and Rama'

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Joke

2 Girls, 1 Cup - A modern cryptography analogy

Surely a modern interpretation would be 2 Girls 1 Cup. Girl 1 wants to send something to Girl 2 but sometimes the cup intercepts it and passes it on.

As a nice side-effect, it may well deter hacking because no-one wants to be "the man in the middle" of that lot.

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NASA: WE'VE FOUND Four-toed NON-HUMAN FOOTPRINTS

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FAIL

The register is going down hill, this should have been post number 1. Maybe I am getting old but I thought the comments section was all about welcoming overlords of one sort or another. I kinda thought it was like spreading your bets, much in the same way as being a multi-faith atheist (or does that translate into believing in nothing in a lot of different ways? - you get my point anyway I'll assume).

In summary, you must all try harder next time lest you wish to feel the wrath of a four-toed super-being with an as yet undetermined amount of mounted lasers!

Blunderbuss +1 from me

P.s. I want more "laser" comments too. That is all.

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Nest cloud storage for backup fun

G Watty What?
Linux

symlinks with mklink?

Would symlinks on windows have worked rather than shortcuts, which are essentially just files are they not?

mklink /? on the command line (works on Windows 7 not sure about others).

I wonder if that would have helped with the nesting dream?

(Penguin because 'ln' is easier to type than mklink...another victory for our feathered friend, supremacy on the desktop is assured :) ).

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Greenland 'lurched upward' in 2010 as 100bn tons of ice melted

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Pirate

Opinion Split...Pirates Saved?

99% of climatologists may think global warming a real concern but only 50% of voters think your opinion is sound (16 up 16 down at the time of writing).

Personally, I'm with the FSM on this one. Global warming is due to the lack of water loving Pirates in this modern age (I realise we are full to the brim with MP3 swapping kind the land lubbing scummers).

Still if I were a pirate wouldn't this be good news I mean a call of "We be damned I tells yer....oh no there's some land that just popped up out of the ocean. We're saved" is an amazing thing.

Why won't anyone think of the pirates?

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Apple predicted AI assistant for tablets in 1987

G Watty What?
Alien

What more evidence do we need?

Things going faster than the speed of light, now apple dredge up a video accurately predicting the future. It's time travel I tells yer, that or help from Aliens. Either way we live in scary times!!!

Tin foil hat being super-glued to head as we speak.

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