* Posts by JoshOvki

99 posts • joined 8 Nov 2011

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Google exec and avid climber dies on Mount Everest

JoshOvki

Re: Not Risk Free Fun

Yes they are, and they still do it for the excitement. Part of mountaineering is about managing risk, or would you much rather sit in your safe IT bubble becoming one of the 1 in 4 people in the UK who are obese?

I have friends that where at C1 when the avalanche hit, I feel lucky they are okay. I have sympathy for both, you take the risks for the things you enjoy.

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Site popup on mobile devices

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Drat, just came back to correct it to "Silently fix it while denying anything is wrong."

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It is the Apple method of dealing with things. Silently fix it while denying nothing is wrong.

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Google whacks CREEPY predictive search up to 11 in cheap Chrome OS beta

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Flakey Wifi

I am not worried, the wifi on my Chromebook is so flakey they won't be able to gather anything from me!

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Appeal court bombshell: Google must face British justice for 'Safari spying'

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Oh so that...

"...taking Google, a powerful advertising giant based in Mountain View, California, to court in Blighty's capital"

Oh! So that is who Google is?! Come on El Reg, give us a break.

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Fanbois: We paid $2000 for full satisfaction but now we have SPREADING STAINS

JoshOvki

Re: Laugh at this

Tilt it must be Tilt :)

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Is there already a thread to bemoan the article header images?

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Everything is awesome

There is a thread with loads of complaints about the redesign on, include the "hero picture"

http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2014/12/11/Drewc_El_Reg_Redesign_leave_your_comment_here/

However El Regs view point on the matter (no matter what the readers say) is:

diodesign

(Written by Reg staff) Silver badge

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Re: Actually, no

"The blasted pictures are still too large"

They look pretty neat, TBH.

C.

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$17,000 Apple Watch: Pointless bling, right? HA! You're WRONG

JoshOvki

Re: Yep - I'm sure it will sell allright ...

"... but will it bend?"

FTFY

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The Revenue achieved RECORD numbers of e-tax returns ... by NOT shifting to GOV.UK

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Trollface

Design...

" It's one of the least popular website makeovers a state body has ever undertaken."

The state body was required because otherwise the El Reg would be the least popular website makeovers.

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iBank: RBS, NatWest first UK banks to allow Apple Touch ID logins

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Re: 40x a month

Nonono, you are reading it wrong. What they mean is on average the app is used 40 times in total, BETWEEN the 1.8m people.

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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"unique visitor count was up 18%"

What was the count of returning visitors?

Up 18% of unique visitors is good, but if you are down 19% returning visitors that is not so good.

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JoshOvki

Re: Jake

I am curious about how many of these are how I have started using the reg. While before the change I would read a few articles and then go back to work, just to break up the day a bit. Now I go to the homepage, try to find something to read, close el reg, realise I still need to break up the day, go back to el reg, find an article totally randomly, close the page quickly when a NSFW picture comes up, find another article, quickly scroll past the image (just in case). Go to the Forums to see if there is any news on when the hell these picture are going to get removed, close it all back down and go back to work. Suddenly you have 7 page hits right there and I still haven't read an article!

On a side note I have had to disable flash on the reg too, because all of the adverts were brining my work laptop to a standstill.

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O2 notifies data cops 'for courtesy' ... AFTER El Reg intervenes in email phish dustup

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Ah they could be being completely honest with "we haven't leaked anything", what you should have asked is "Did you sell my email address?"

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UNDER A VEST: Man cuffed for smuggling 94 iPhones strapped to his body

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Meh

But where...

did he put the chargers?! :|

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When algorithms ATTACK: Facebook sez soz for tacky 'Year in Review' FAIL

JoshOvki

Re: forced memories

Of course it is optional. Mine is somewhere on my News Feed and I have chosen not to click it. You have the option if you play it or not and if you share it or not.

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No, I won't SNORKEL in your server room at STUPID-O'CLOCK

JoshOvki

Re: Big bang

Used to have the same issue with Squirrels. Always seemed like they would chew through the orange or orange/white of the CAT5e cables.

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30,000 people buy a box of BOVINE EXCREMENT

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Re: But Shirley!

It is exactly what was advertised (assuming it is Bull and not Cow), and you can't return it under distance setting regs if it is a perishable or other items that deteriorate rapidly such as food and flowers. I think this probably quite perishable.

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.Bank hires Symantec to check credentials

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FTFY

Never, ever trust a financial institution

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Are open Wi-Fi network bods liable for users' copyright badness?

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Or the post office for mail bombs

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Apple's iPhone bonk to 'Pay' app launches on Monday

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Spending Limit + Theft

Currently using a contact-less card you are limited to a max of £20 per transaction and after so many transactions you are asked to use chip and pin. Does the iPhone have a similar method to stop someone clearing out your bank account if they take your phone?

Also it is the banks that are responsible for any dodgy payments taken with contactless cards, who is responsible when it comes to buying with the phone?

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Hiss-hiss! GIGANTIC SOLAR FILAMENT snakes around Sun

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First...

First the moon, now the sun?! Next you are going to be telling me we are actually on the back on a huge turtle.

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You like jumping out of planes? Try the new GoPro 4. Short walks? There's a Hero instead

JoshOvki

Re: Windows control app support still missing?

I am going to take a shot in the dark here and assume they mean Windows for tablets and phones.

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Crouching tiger, FAST ASLEEP dragon: Smugglers can't shift iPhone 6s

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Gimp

It is not how they get them across the bridge, but where they put them to get them across the bridge... how many inches what that 6+ again?!

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My TIGHT PANTS made my HUGE iPHONE go all BENDY!

JoshOvki

Re: Class Action

A few months?! Several have been borked after a few days.

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EU dangles $6bn threat over Google in endless search abuse probe

JoshOvki

Re: Yeah, and....

So you know that spam filter for getting rid of all that rubbish that comes in... it is reading your PRIVATE emails!!!!!111one!

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"Essentially, stop showing its own products in a different way than standard results. Stop showing a map from Google Maps when searching for an address. Stop inserting a box of reviews from Google Hotel Finder when searching for "Hotel in London". Stop showing results from Google Flights when searching for "flight from LA to SF". Stop displaying results from Google Shopping with pictures."

But I enjoy them features, that is one of the reasons I use Google because it gives all of the information I want without the hassle.

"The day Google started displaying unit conversions when searching for "10 miles in km", a dozen websites lost 90% of their traffic. "

Well perhaps they should have come up with a better business plan. How much revenue did HMV loose when Spotify came about? You don't see Spotify being fined for having a better business plan.

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Apple iPhone 6: Looking good, slim. AW... your battery died

JoshOvki

Re: Kies? Does anyone actually use that?

... as for that unblievably kludged mess of garbage they call "Kies", the less said the better ...

What in the world is Kies?!

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Jesus phone RAISED from DEAD. Watch iPhone 6 get BURNED, DROWNED, SMASHED

JoshOvki

Re: Slightly impressed...

That is very true. Makes me think about how many phones I have had, get water damaged! I am glad they are starting to make phones more resistant to water and not just carry on the trend of putting a load of moisture sensors inside so they wouldn't need to fix them.

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Slightly impressed...

I can happily say I will never buy one, but I am impressed by how well it survived the dunking.

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

JoshOvki

Re: "What will Apple reveal tomorrow"

iClippy?! :D

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Hot Celebrity? Stash of SELFIES where you're wearing sweet FA? Get 2FA. Now

JoshOvki

Re: unlimited login attempts/client certificates

In that case have a 30 minute time out, 3 wrong attempts you need to wait 30 minutes. 720 passwords can then be tried in a day, which makes it infeasible. As for becoming a denial-of-service path, I would rather that than my nude pictures get released, and then my password changed which becomes a denial-of-service path.

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The final score: Gramophones 1 – Glassholes 0

JoshOvki

Re: uninstalled it.

Bugger me! You were actually able to uninstall iTunes?! I thought it was something not even a full reinstall would remove.

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Computing student jailed after failing to hand over crypto keys

JoshOvki

Re: Hmmmmmmmm.

Shame self-incrimination doesn't apply here. What happened to the right to remain silent?

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Alabama quadchopper hits THREE THOUSAND FEET next to AIRPORT

JoshOvki

Re: @Steve Evans

I imagine with a firework display like that the people operating them will be sat far away in a tin shed pressing a button.

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Girl gamers sexism row: Top e-sports federation finds reverse gear

JoshOvki

Re: Doesnt look like equality to me.

Perhaps it could be split into two different categories "douchbags" and "normal people"?

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Google Glass faces UK cinema ban: Heaven forbid someone films you crying in a rom-com

JoshOvki

Re: wearable technology

Think of the camera shake too! You don't sit perfectly still through a film, every little movement will be picked up resulting in the feeling of sea sickness by the time you finished watching the film back.

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Top Canadian court: Cops need warrant to get names from ISPs

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FAIL

Re: No sympathy.

I think a better analogy would be:

"If this were a case of an axe murderer, where the police barged into his home without a warrant and happened to find the axe, in his hands, with the victim on the floor, the case would have not been thrown out.

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Android is a BURNING 'hellstew' of malware, cackles Apple's Cook

JoshOvki

Re: Nice try Cookie..

No bugs here! They are just undocumented features... yes that is what they are!

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Do you use NAS drives? For work? One just LEAKED secret cash-machine blueprints

JoshOvki
Mushroom

NAS sounds alot like...

NAS sounds alot like... NSA... oh no they are watching us!

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What HAS BEEN SEEN? OMG it's a thing that looks like an iWatch

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electronics

That would be unspecified electronics, possibly with some sensors.

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Ugh! This DUNKABLE wearable tech is REPELLENT

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FAIL

Re: Jacket

You can get plenty of waterproof jackets for sub £30 that are waterproof. You will sweat like you are wearing a blackbag but will still be waterproof.

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Reg tries out Google's Chromecast: Yep, we even tested smut sites

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typical non-Apple product

As apposed to a typical Apple product then. It works if you are holding it correctly and you don't want to know where you are going.

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Fukushima radioactivity a complete non-issue on West Coast: Also for Fukushima locals, in fact

JoshOvki

Report Abuse

Can I report this as abuse? I believe you are abusing my mind by coming out with such tosh.

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Stuff the delays! PM chuffed to have BT's superfast broadband in his constituency

JoshOvki
FAIL

ISPs 2Mbps

"will have minimum speeds of at least 2Mbps."

I think they read the contract wrong, when they say a minimum speed what they really mean is "UP TO" 2Mbps. I bet they also wrote unlimited in there somewhere too...

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Pics: 'Bitcoin ATMs' spring up in the US

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Coat

Re: Bitcoin cash machine

No no no. They are very different to one-arm bandits... you are much more likely to get your money back in the casino!

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TONGUES OUT if you want to LICK Steve Jobs' BACKSIDE

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Paris Hilton

Corners...

Will it have round corners?

Hilton because she likes a bit of bum licking....

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Appeals court decides Dotcom warrant was legal after all

JoshOvki

Re: When Big Brother Is After You

"Who will protect you when we come and steal your home and possessions "

I think the better version of that would be:

Who will protect you when we come and made a copy of your home and possessions...

I will still have my home and possessions, and you will have a duplicate (which in my opinion is not a bad idea as I like my home and possessions).

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UK internet filtering shouldn't rely on knee tappers, says Tory MP

JoshOvki
Gimp

Not the porn!!! If you take away the porn there won't be anything left on the interwebs!

>> Icon well... just because.

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Lloyds Group probes server crash behind ATM, cash card outage

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Cash

Time to start carrying cash again, or having bank accounts with two separate banks.

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BT network-level STOCKINGs-n-suspenders KILLER arrives in time for Xmas

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"strict", "moderate" and "light".

"The one-time national telco has applied different levels of control to its system: "strict", "moderate" and "light". "

How about a none at all option?

All I want for Christmas is a VPN connection outside of blighty.

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