* Posts by Seanie Ryan

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Ireland loses entire airport amid new postcode chaos

Seanie Ryan

Re: Welcome to 20th err 21st Century Ireland

Back about 20 odd years ago, a woman from the US of A was in Limerick and drank in my Uncles pub. A few weeks later, a letter arrived with a picture of him and her, sellotaped to the front and the instructions : To Mr Postman, Deliver to THIS man (and an arrow to him), Limerick Ireland.

Brilliant !

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Office 365 prices 'to rise by up to 13 per cent'

Seanie Ryan

welcome

as the owner of HSP, who has seen many customers move to O365 and then back to us after a few months, I am delighted !!

this means more business for me. couldn't be happier !!

Thanks M$

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David Beckham fakes bewilderment to flog mobiles to Yanks. Fakes?

Seanie Ryan

no fan of his , but i have to say that the ad is actually effective and clever.

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BOFH: Don't go changing on Friday evenings, I don't wanna work that hard

Seanie Ryan

Re: Reach out...

All your Touch-Base are belong to us !! ha ha ha

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Limited edition Iron Man S6 sells for $91,000 thanks to ... serial number

Seanie Ryan

idiots will buy any new shiny thing that Apple make ... oh wait.......

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Cynical Apple says it'll gouge less cash from iTunes strummers' sales

Seanie Ryan

Re: Cynicism

"I want The Register to be great. Not boring."

The Reg will never be great again. El Reg was once good, witty and entertaining, but they seem to have taken that formula and rode it to death, kinda like how they mock others for doing similar. Ironic. Now, as you point out, its boring. the writers now are only capable of repeating the same tired lines and mockery, ad nauseam.

I for one would prefer a return to the Reg i started reading years ago that had good journalism with a nice dose of humour/cynicism. I expect the site to become a Waterford Whispers of IT soon.

Now this is proper humour http://waterfordwhispersnews.com/2015/06/05/apple-ceo-who-forced-new-u2-album-on-world-now-lecturing-about-privacy/

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Samsung buys LoopPay ... to be better at bonking than Apple

Seanie Ryan

WTF???

"The point was that you can't use iPay at the majority of locations. Safari probably doesn't render that information properly. I imagine Apple users only get to see a couple of icons, and an infographic, when reading an article."

what the hell is that about? i read it about 6 times now and have no clue what you are saying? Whats safari got to do with it? Weird.

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The Interview? Kim Jong-Un, you really shouldn’t have bothered

Seanie Ryan

intelligence

"So you didn't see it at the cinema then?"

nope i didn't. Why , was a different one they showed in the cinema to all the other methods you could rent it online?

and i have enough going on upstairs to know after 4 minutes that its tastelessness was not to my taste.

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Seanie Ryan

have to agree

turned it off after just 4 minutes.. it was terrible. Bad acting, Bad attempts at humour. tasteless.

and i will usually watch anything.

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Fancybox WordPress plugin reveals zero day affecting thousands

Seanie Ryan

i wonder

"It's been used by unknown actors to deliver a malicious iframe"

i bet its Bruce Willis.... ;-) Happy Friday

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Beam me up, Scotty, And VAPORIZE me in the process

Seanie Ryan

nothing new here

I did this months ago.. Object was scanned, printed to a printer miles away over TCP-IP. Then i got a hammer and smashed the crap out of the original. Job done.

as for this: "By holding buyers to a single copy, retailers could ensure a product can be sold and printed without the risk of pirates selling off additional copies of their 3D printed products."

How the hell does that work? I design something, I send it to you and destroy the original, so now I can't sell it again, and you now have it and can use a non-"Scotty" printer to copy it and sell on. Cant see any protection there.

Seems like more that 3 seconds of thinking should have been applied here...

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LEAKED: Samsung's iPHONE 6 KILLER... the Samsung Galaxy S6

Seanie Ryan

Re: Why should Apple be worried?

no matter what the specs, the biggest problem is that it still runs Android, so no Apple won't worry.

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I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations

Seanie Ryan

what about

the famous film "The Big Red Ball" released in 2025?

Explains it all perfectly.

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Call the Commish! Ireland dragged into Microsoft dispute over alleged drug traffic data

Seanie Ryan

sure?

sure MS USA is only a shareholder and not the owner of a subsidiary? its a big difference.

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Amazon: Put our ALWAYS ON MICROPHONE in your house, please. WHAT?

Seanie Ryan
Pint

Re: In a couple of years

@Ledswinger looks like you have no knowledge of South Park.. look it up, will explain a lot.

I expect the next Apple TV will have this tech built in,via Siri, and with HomeKit too, should prove a nifty device.

I like the idea.

of course, i would name mine "The" so that it annoys everyone in the house with each sentence they speak... :-)

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Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots

Seanie Ryan

Re: Clara the teenager

I have to ask what has actually happened to the idea that she was the 'impossible girl' there through all of time with all doctors? has that just been 'forgotten' and now she is just and annoying sidekick?

how did this happen?

Can anyone explain this leap to me? Did I miss a scene in some episode where this is explained?

I am trying my best to stay watching DW. Girlfriend has given up. Hates this season.

Orient express in space was just a re-hash of Titanic in Space to me. Coming soon, Route 66 (in space)

This week was a bit more fun though. maybe because Capaldi featured less?

also, just to annoy someone

" watching Clara from some kind of tablet" - its clearly an iPad... it is the "Promised Land" after all !!! ;-)

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Consumers agree to give up first-born child for free Wi-Fi – survey

Seanie Ryan

Re: Non-story

Surely AC is missing the main point of the story. People connect to any network and their traffic is visible.

The whole T&C part was a humorous side line

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Oi, Tim Cook. Apple Watch. I DARE you to tell me, IN PERSON, that it's secure

Seanie Ryan

Re: Yup, back to normal soon methink. Although...

@Loyal Commenter

firstly, there is no evidence that the passwords were brute forced on iCloud, and not taken from some other hacked site and used, in the hope that the same one was in use. No evidence that it wasn't either, so neither of us can claim that point.

Secondly, it took my niece 3 attempts to get it right, as she had a fair idea what she saw me type, so in effect, yeah, she brute forced it (with a good starting point )

as for "over the internet" oh no's !!!! you can hack over the internet now ??!! What WILL we do? ;-)

don't worry, i'm just poking fun.

But I agree with you that the problem is, and always has been the single password. 2FA helps, but that has problems too, as if the phone is stolen, then it can be selected to receive the code. Short of it all is, that if someone really wants your data, they will get it. Same as when car immobilisers got good enough, the thief simply broke into the house and stole the keys or car jacked you.

Oh, and on the 200 word jargon, why do you think companies produce these? Answer: idiot users who want a quick buck and sue over the slightest thing. Ends up costing the normal people money. Case in point is that pretty soon you will have to have insurance on your ride-on mower in the EU. All because one guy fell off a ladder and happened to fall on the mower. Idiot sued and now you will need insurance to operate one on your own land. It won't be long before we all need T&Cs for people who just drop by for tea.

I wish we were back in 1980 again. Common sense was a lot more common

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Seanie Ryan

Re: Yup, back to normal soon methink. Although...

El Reg and clout ! you forgot the Joke icon

also "after hackers broke into Apple's iCloud"

Wrong; Fail. No-one broke in. They got some users passwords and logged in. A far cry from being a Hacker. My six year old niece logged into my iPad after watching me key in the PIN. Would call her a hacker,, and she didn't 'break in'

Top notch journalism !! I swear , more and more I come to this site for the laughs rather than for actual news.

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Cops apologise for leaving EXPLOSIVES in suitcase at airport

Seanie Ryan

Re: the public was never in danger

yeah, because most people take their case home, store it with all the contents and then board a plane a few weeks later, using the same case , contents unchanged !!!

quite common, i'd say

WTF???

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5.5in iPhone 6, iWatch hypegasm: What will Apple reveal - BE the rumour

Seanie Ryan

Re: The OS is dead! Long live the new OS.

lol… tell your bosses they are idiots.

"10.5 and 10.7 machines are happy doing the same work they have been doing for more than 7 years"

and they think there were "bitten" buy having kit that was bought 7 years ago , that still does its function!!! hahahahaha thats ROI to dream of.

yep, go buy a win-pc and when it barely does its function in 7 months, you'll see where the "tax" is.

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Enigmail PGP plugin forgets to encrypt mail sent as blind copies

Seanie Ryan

Re: ... if one wants to 'Hide BCC recipients' ...

@ frank ly

BCC = hide recipients

PGP = encrypt emails

2 different items.

Just in this case, if a PGP encrypted email was sent via BCC, then it wasn't encrypted, even though it was meant to be. Make sense?

Anyway, i am sure the 2 people left who use PGP don't need to use BCC as they only email each other. ;-)

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Not even CRIMINALS want your tablets, Blighty - but if that's an iPhone you're waving...

Seanie Ryan

Re: Stating the obvious

i'd say its that German crim's are just more intelligent than Blighty's moron 5finger-discounter.

They know the iPhone has the iCloud kill-switch and is harder to shift on, so target the easy to re-sell Android devices.

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Ofcom will not probe lesbian lizard snog in new Dr Who series

Seanie Ryan

judging by how crap the episode was, it was 6 out of 11 by the time the kiss happened.

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Yes, but what are your plans if a DRAGON attacks?

Seanie Ryan

Re: Haha, amusing yes..

simple answer to requests

"Yes we can prepare for Asteroid impacts. This will mean a 10% increase in taxes to cater for this unlikely event. If you are happy with the increase, please let us know and we will proceed."

usually, end of discussion.

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'The writing is TOO SMALL': MPs row over Parliamentary move to Office 365

Seanie Ryan

Re: Security?

where do they stand in relation to EU data protection laws?

is it not against same to use servers owned by US companies , and have data covered by Patriot Act??

anyone?

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You 'posted' a 'letter' with Outlook... No, NO, that's the MONITOR

Seanie Ryan

Re: The summer heat brings them out...

best one I ever had was the 40 minute argument I and 3 others in the office who had to come on the phone to confirm we were not joking or going to do some thing bad.

Back in the days of floppy discs and Apple LC III, client rang saying there was no button on the computer to get the floppy out. Correct. (she used to use DOS)

No matter what we said she would not drag the floppy to the Trash to eject it as "this would erase it"

40 minutes of assurance, laughter, patience, frustration, argument by all 4 of us and she eventually said that she would do it but was going to sue us if it erased it.

made our day!!

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WORLD CUP SHOCK: England declared winner in 2-1 defeat to Italy

Seanie Ryan

Re: So england won

"Neville was also the one who quipped the referee was using the "invisible spray" to mark out where the wall should be and the ball should be placed. If you've seen the spray it's basically Gillette shaving foam."

I'm waiting for them to introduce that for throw-ins too.. drives me mad watching the taker advance about 10 yards up the pitch each time and nothing ever said/done.

How did this become so accepted?

slow day today...

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How I poured a client's emails straight into the spam bin – with one Friday evening change

Seanie Ryan

Re: Quote to long to put int title

didn't stop reading at that point, but my opinion of the author shot through the floor. Hope he has good insurance cover.

Presuming he is in the UK/EU, you could land in hot water if you recommend that. Depending on your clients business, you could be contravening EU Data Protection Laws as Google App, Office 365 etc are owned by US companies, so the data, even if its on an EU hosted server, is covered by the Patriot Act.

Bit of leaked data, and be sure someone will point the finger and say " He said to do it"

I think there are some negotiations going on to circumvent the issue, if anyone in the know could provide more info…..?

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JJ Abrams and Star Wars: I've got a bad feeling about this

Seanie Ryan

does no-one get it?? ** JJ ** Abrams …… Jar Jar ….. JJ …. see it now??

It was Jar Jar coming up with all those Lost episodes, and crappy 1 season shows and all-effect, no plot/story films.

Jakovasaur!!

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Welcome to Heathrow Terminal, er, Samsung Galaxy S5

Seanie Ryan

If had a a flight booked from Terminal 5 now, I would deliberately miss the flight and claim compensation due to the fact that I could not find Terminal 5.

anyway, what a terrible marketing move.

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Star Wars Episode VII: The Ancient Fear of, er, a CHEESE-TASTIC title?

Seanie Ryan

can't wait to see Jar Jar Binks again. That crazy fool.

:-)

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PEAK APPLE: Mystery upstart to hurl iLord from its throne 'by 2020'

Seanie Ryan

Re: The only way is down...

"The only way is down...

...if you're already at the top.

Hard to deny, really."

yeah just ask Mircosoft !! lol

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Seanie Ryan

so, within 5 years from a standing start, this new "X" company is going to build up a knowledge and expertise and develop an OS for mobile and desktop, thats is going to better a company that has being doing it for over 30 years, made mistakes, learned, changed, adapted, innovated and amassed over $150 billion cash mountain

i don't know if its just me, but I would LOVE to be alive to see something like that happen. Heck the last 10 years in tech have been pretty cool.

Did it occur to him that IF, just IF, this company X started and even remotely looked like gaining some sort of traction in year 1 or 2, Apple could just use some of that $150 billion and buy them?

My prediction: things will be much different in the future and by 2100 there will be other companies that we haven't heard of now.

Makes me much more valuable then him, as I can predict stuff WAAAAYYY further into the future.

Bollox

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Apple tips Shiraz down all its techies' throats (that's the rumoured name for OS X 10.10)

Seanie Ryan

"IOS7 was a mandatory upgrade"

i don't remember the iOS Police calling around and putting a gun to my head !!??

I know plenty of people who haven't upgraded from iOS 6.

Have to say though, i didn't like iOS 7 at the start, but used an iOS 6 device recently and it just felt , dated. maybe i am just used to it now, but have to say i like & prefer it overall, although there are a few inconsistencies and bad elements ( i'm looking at you, date and time rolodex

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Stephen Elop: I was RIGHT to BURN the PLATFORMS

Seanie Ryan

trojan horse

the only trojan horse was Elop himself, bringing Nokia to its knees so it was cheap steal for MS.

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Tim Cook: Apple's 'closer than it's ever been' to releasing new product range

Seanie Ryan

Re: Reading into that

what a crap article... putting a bad spin on someone saying that only release product when they are happy with what they release. Apple should be applauded for it.

Look at all the useless stuff released in the last few years... things rushed to market. The iPad was nearly a decade in development. Result : a success.

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Web inventor Berners-Lee: I so did NOT see this cat vid thing coming

Seanie Ryan

Re: my useless contribution

nice little company locally to me go2mobile.com had the SMS to Email and Email to SMS service working in the late 90's . email to SMS was a paid feature, you bought credit and then could send an email to <number>@go2mobile.com and it arrived to the number as a text.

sms to email was free, you sent a text to go2mobiles provided number and put in the email address, space, then the message and it arrived to the desktop.

Nifty programming by them meant you could reply each way and messages would deliver correctly.

Worked great back then pre-smartphones. still useful today in some situations.

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Seanie Ryan

my useless contribution

Back in Uni , early 90's , I wrote a program on the VAX/VMS system that allowed you to lookup a student id and get the persons name/ course , if they were logged in, and after a lot of tracing, mapped out the computer labs so you could see what desk they were sitting at in which lab. Nice for the stalkers of hot birds!. I swear that wasn't my motivation !!! (** yes, like finger, but that was priv only access)

When email/chat privs were removed from all students because one of the guys on the course hacked the system and emailed the operator his password, I wrote a pretty crude instant message app bolt on. Amazing watching people sitting 5 feet apart chat on green screen terminals. Very much like teens text each other in the same room these days. Remember this was 1991/1992 !

Met an old college friend recently and she said to me "Remember that system you wrote, kinda like its Facebook of the day" . I was depressed for a month. If i had kept developing that system I might be worth billions, but instead I got a "real" job and am worth f-all !

So, the lesson kids, stick to the useless stuff you are messing with. The oldies don't understand things at all.

As an aside, telneting into chat servers in the USA became really popular until the Uni got the Data bill (thousands) and then that was cut too.

Come to think of it, my Vax "handle" was Pito. Some of the spanish speaking readers might appreciate the humour in that. No Google in those days to find out what it meant. :-)

WordPerfect, Harvard Graphics, Lotus 123, Modula 2. Ah the memories.

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WhatsApp chats not as secret as you think

Seanie Ryan

Re: Strange @Irongut

yes, yes, thats what YOU want, maybe not what others want. Entitled to your opinion etc, but i'd suggest you are most likely in denial about the actual usage of all that Android market share. Most have not got a clue what a file manager is about, or why they would want it.

Techies are a small, small minority, yet their arrogance leads them to think that the rest of the world SHOULD think and buy EXACTLY like they would.

Disclaimer?: yes, i am techie. learned many years ago to not give a crap what someone whats as a phone/laptop/OS. I just only work on what I want. If they don't have it, I don't help.

simple way to look at things. If the device/os doesn't do what you want it to do, get something else. Other people quite happy with device A, thats their choice. You are as equally wrong to them as they are to you.

Except in my case where I am more right. :-)

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Projector on a smartphone? There's a chip for that

Seanie Ryan

Re: asteroids

'use the force luke'

thats what she said

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Satisfy my scroll: El Reg gets claws on Windows 8.1 spring update

Seanie Ryan

separate UI for pc or touch?

simple, buy a mac and iPad/iphone

I remember when windows 95 came out, and apple handed out cool stickers to all us resellers, with an Apple Logo, and the words : "Windows 95 - Been there, done that"

http://www.mapleridgeauction.com/images/2010-01/DSC04816.JPG

Here we are again, different UI for Desktop/Touch - did that 7 years ago!! Yes, SEVEN.

Good man Ballmer.

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Fee fie Firefox: Mozilla's lawyers probe Dell over browser install charge

Seanie Ryan

Re: @Gav: Installing is not distribution but downloading is?

simple solution for Dell. Change the option on the order process to be :

"Install an alternative web-browser :- + £16.25 "

Solved it there in 30 secs.

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Jobless mum claims Spanish councillor told her to 'go on the game'

Seanie Ryan
Joke

Re: Doesn't suprise in the slightest....

" If you're female & married, forget trying to get anything official done, that's the man's job"

an advanced civilisation then, spain….. ????? :-)

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But... you work in IT... Why aren't we RICH?

Seanie Ryan

Re: Totally agree about WTFapp

"Using WhatTheFuck won’t save me a penny so I’m intrigued as to how they intend monetising it."

Completely agree here. Keep getting people asking me am i on Viber or Whatsapp ( actually pretty much all viber , haven't been asked about whatsapp in over a year)

My usual response, is that i have a phone number, accepts calls and texts, have a Skype account, email address (more than 1) and more minutes and texts included in my bundle per month than I know what to so with. And with iMessage, my text usage has more than halved.

So why the hell would I want to give people ANOTHER method of contacting me?? Its less crap in my inboxes I want, not more. less questions from free loading "friends" about whats the best X or Y (the usual thing, "you are into computers, you must know whats the best camera/printer/scanner/<insert any device run on voltage>")

try charge any of those "billion" users 1 cent, it will quickly drop to n very very small percent of users.

there is a change coming... mark my words... logmein started it by stopping the free service... soon it'll spread

ma, get my gun

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Mac Pro fanbois can rack 'em and stack 'em like real sysadmins

Seanie Ryan

Re: GUI?

"Disjointed menus unconnected to the application they reference, that stay visible when you minimise the application,"

Thats kinda the draw to people who know how to use it, you can minimise a window and still be in the app to other items, like open new document. And the menu is always in the same place.

Once you start using it, you'll appreciate it.

" a dock that looks like a 5 year old designed it,"

not even sure what you refer to here… whats the issue? Dock works very well. Wonder why so many Linux distros are doing something similar. What can you suggest thats better? Maybe you have a point is you can show me better

"small un-obvious window buttons,"

Nope, can always see them perfectly.

"no structure to the folder layout"

Now you are just rambling for the sake of it. Please point out the actual issue and whats better? Are you saying Windows has it right???

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Ericsson and Kodiak in Europe WALKIE-TALKIE-style push-to-talk push

Seanie Ryan

Re: “don’t shoot”

"Yes: "Stand down.""

although, a part loss on this could result in telling the sniper to "Stand"

with hilarious consequences…..

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China shutters Windows ‘rival’ Red Flag Linux

Seanie Ryan

Re: Developers expecting to be paid?

"But obviously I wouldn't want to trouble your misguided and misinformed rant with facts"

pot, kettle and black there on the "rant" flame. the world and its dead dog could see that his post was humour, tongue in cheek.

Holy crap man, go get a hug and smile. Relationships beyond your keyboard are healthy too and will reduce your bitterness at life.

As for Red Flag, anybody ever use it and was it any good? Is there a treasure lost here or another bad idea thankfully binned?

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CCTV warning notices NOT compliant with data protection laws – ICO

Seanie Ryan

utter crap

everyone need to stop being whiny bitches. Why do we even need signs?

Just take it for granted that a warden or a camera might be around and so DONT PARK ILLEGALLY.

Use your brain when you pull up, check if its ok to park there and get on with it.

Its the lowest common denominators that demand the signs and so more tax payers money is wasted with more unsightly signs.

humanity is heading for the gutter with the 'don't blame me' attitude. No responsibility or honour any more.

The Klingons would be disgusted.

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Super Bowl's SUPER BALLSUP: CBS broadcasts Wi-Fi password

Seanie Ryan
Happy

Re: Errm...

@james 100

while you are correct , marko can be a username, the point being made is that in THIS case its more than 99.99999% NOT a username and is a WiFi network name, the big clue being the part of the text in the picture beside it that labels it ; xSID , and the heading that includes the text WiFi Access

as sure as Mannings Right Arm !!!

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