* Posts by Irongut

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PATCH FREAK NOW: Cloud providers faulted for slow response

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'Domain shadowing' hijacks registrar accounts to spawn attack sites

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Re: Sorry to be so thick ...

At least it mostly makes sense. I made the mistake of reading a supposedly technical article on Ars yesterday about hacking BlueRay disks. It was a confused and contradictory mess of ignorance and FUD that made no sense whatsoever. They actually claim that viruses spread by USB before they did by CD/DVD!

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge: A side swipe at smartphone design

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Re: Putting it in a case?

You're the one person in the world without a cracked smartphone screen?

I must be looking at my phones wrong coz I've never seen any cracks in any of them and I've never used a case. Why would I pay for an expensive smartphone designed by some clever chap and then stick it in a cheap and nasty case?

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The BBC wants to slap a TAX on EVERYONE in BLIGHTY

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"Giving you the health news that you need, based on data you choose to share with us."

So he wants the BBC to become another Google / Facebook / NSA / GCHQ / Tesco. No fucking way.

I didn't pay the poll tax then and I won't pay a compulsory BBC tax, especially if it pays for big brother invasion of privacy crap.

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Google dips toe into U.S. mobile market with 'small scale' offering

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Re: We don't intend to be a carrier at scale

"until we get really bored and sell the lot to China"

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GAMIFY your FRIDAY with our Public Sector Innovation Bingo!

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How do people manage to write press releases like that without their head exploding?

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This one weird script continually crashes Android email

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Re: What's best in life?

Invalid car analogy, as always. Did no one learn from the terrible gaffs of Scott McNealy?

The Highways Agency don't sell you the car. Nor do they install bloatware on it that would need to be tested and possibly updated to run on the new OS version. Mobile networks have little interest in providing OTA updates that would cost them money to build/test and may prevent you buying a new phone from them.

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KUSHINIKIZA! Google Translate SAVES BABY in Irish roadside birth

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Swahili support must be a lot better than their Italian or German then or she'd have given birth through her ass! I often find Google's translation is the opposite of what the original language meant. And, their German translation is so bad most of the time the words are still in German sentence structure so you have to rearrange them yourself.

Any time I see Google promoting Translate I wonder how they have the balls to advertise that crap.

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Gleeful Apple and Microsoft bathe in bathfuls of debt

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Isn't that one of the things the banks did that lead to the 2008 collapse?

This can't end well...

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Never mind, Samsung, GOOGLE will EAVESDROP as you browse on Chrome

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Re: Hotword

Except that is not what it does. Google themselves admit it sends them a 'few' seconds before the hot word as well. How long is that?

What if you happen to say "Ok Google" as part of a conversation without intending to trigger Chrome?

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Kanye West: Yo, DNS... Imma let you finish, but this gTLD is one of the best of all time

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Re: Yeezy Squeezey Peaze!

Now in Streezberry flavour!

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Netflix to Cuba: Care to spend half your wages to see Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights?

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Re: All over the world?

So you didn't spot all the Japanese and Indian stuff then?

Should have gone to specsavers.

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First look: Ordnance Survey lifts kimono on next-gen map app

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So have they written the whole thing themselves or are they using ESRI technology?

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A docket, tweet and selfie can reveal your identity, boffins find

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So if you are not and have never been on FB, Twitter, ertc you're still anonymous?

* smug face *

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EMC reports mixed results, fingers axe: 'Reduction in force' planned

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Came expecting the picture of the axe and was dissapointed. :p

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BITE that APPLE if you want to escape the Android garden, Microsoft

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Re: Why back only one horse?

The bit of the article you missed that explains it all is at the top where it says "Gavin Clarke."

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Re: Subscription?

It isn't you that's incompetant Z Sn it is Gavin Clarke. He has no idea how Android Office works or what the system reqs are. Nor does he know of MS long history of writing applications for other OS, often from Apple.

How this obvious fanboy got a job as a journalist in the first place is beyond me.

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The new Falcon Heavy: MOST POWERFUL ROCKET since the Apollo moonshots

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Strap Jeb to the top and let's get going!

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Opera Jon weaves a brand new browser

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The Reg looks rubbish on all browsers these days. Its the modern trying to look like Arse Technica crossed with Buzzfeed way apparently.

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Never mind those touch apps, full Office 2016 is coming this year

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Anyone who writes a database application with an Excel front end should be tortured and buried alive. Hanging is too good for 'em.

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Lies, damn lies and Wikipedia: Murder suspect NOT a Plaxo founder – ex-staffer

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Re: The trouble with journalists and foreign names

The trouble with commentards is they just don't read the article before posting.

This has nothing to do with getting foriegn names wrong or mistaken identity and everything to do with the fact that anyone can edit Wikipedia to say they were part of anything. If I were so inclined I could be part of the Apollo 11 crew according to Wikipedia. (hopefully that would be corrected pretty quick)

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Windows 10, day ZERO ... Will Nadella be the HERO?

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Re: Pffftt...

Happy birthday. I don't have any jelly and ice cream so have a pint instead.

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Will fondleslab's fickle finger of fate help Windows 10?

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Re: No need to anything Microsoft in the home anymore.

...riddled with malware... Farmvile game...

Sounds like a lot of android tablets and phones to me.

So how did you enjoy playing the latest PS4 games at Xmas? Oh you couldn't? Maybe you shouldn't give your money to a company that thinks it ok to infect their customers with malware, removes features from devices you have owned for years and has IT systems that make a wet paper bag look secure.

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Re: The only reason...

For all Balmer's faults Win8 was not one of them. Win8 and the refusal to listen to criticism of the one true way was entirely down to Sinofsky.

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NASA probe snaps increasingly detailed shots of MOIST DWARF goddess

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The real question after travelling from Vesta to Ceres... Is their curry still warm?

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'Success'? Verify FAILED for 40% in self-assess tax trial

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Re: "Good luck with that March 2016 deadline"

Could we not just scrap the scheme, sack the civil service and stick them and all the current generation of politicians on the B ark? It would be much simpler in the long run.

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2014 in infosec: Spammers sneak small botnets under the wire, Java is dull

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Re: So Java no longer the main attack vector?

A reduction in Java attacks has nothing to do with Oracle making it more secure and everythign to do with no one installing it. These days you only install Java if a user actually needs it and unless you've been writing LOB apps in Java those users are few and far between.

If MS would stop Windows Update foisting Silverlight on people who don't need it (almost everyone) then it would be less of a problem too.

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It's 2015 and default creds can brick SOHO routers

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In other words bears are catholic

So how much research did it take this "hacker" to figure out that if you know the admin login for a router you can change the settings?

I'd like to publish some papers of my own:

* If you know the admin credentials you can brick Windows

* If you know the admin credentials you can brick MacOS

* If you know the admin credentials you can brick Linux

* If you know the admin credentials you can brick a nuclear submarine

* If you know the admin credentials you can brick name a thing

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Dongle bingle makes two MEELLION cars open to exploit

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And this is why I always tell people not to take those policies.

They can monitor my every fucking move when I'm dead.

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Apache retains perch atop global web server market

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" .click, .restaurant, .help, .property, .top, .gifts, .quebec, .market and .ooo global top-level domains. It's also noted that growth of the new .ovh"

I understand why you might be conned* into buying one of the others but wtf are .ooo and .ovh for?

* I'd put money on a restaurant with only a .restaurant domain getting less business via the internet than one with .com, .co.uk or their local variant.

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Google 'in talks' to buy THAT group, y'know, the one formerly known as ISIS

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Is Malory skint again?

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Grand Theft Auto 1997: 'Sick, deluded and beneath contempt'

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Did anyone actually do the missions? I could never be bothered and usually just drove around till I found some Krishnas or a flame thrower and then went on a rampage.

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@AC Re: I loved the top down GTA Games

And if everyone jumped in the fire would you do it too? (to quote my mother)

Just because a majority of people are doing something doesn't make it right.

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Insert 'Skeleton Key', unlock Microsoft Active Directory. Simples – hackers

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"The Skeleton Key Malware requires domain administrator credentials for initial deployment."

If you already have the domain admin credentials why would you need this piece of temporary, only works until the next reboot malware? You already have full access to the whole domain.

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SURPRISE: Norks' Linux distro has security vulns

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first seen in February

Been looking into the crystal ball again guys? You really should have put a year on that one.

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5 Times An 'Unhappy Person' Dared To Use The Word 'Boring' At CES 2015

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Re: It may seem like a basic question

Do you live in a cave?

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French Google fund to pay for 1 million print run of Charlie Hebdo next week

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Re: +1 for publishing the covers

I noticed the Guardian printed a lot of them yesterday.

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No, the Linux leap second bug WON'T crash the web

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Re: Won't somebody please think of the Kerbals?!

Jeb will be fine but I think Bill will be hiding under his bed for the day. :)

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

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FAIL

You liked the crappy picture so much you posted it TWICE!?!?!

I'm really getting fed up of the huge, pointless and unrelated pictures at the start of every article. Its getting to the stage I'm going block regmedia.co.uk soon.

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Tesco tosses loss-making Blinkbox into TalkTalk's basket

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Re: And there goes the market for VoD to Amazon...

This little comapny called Netflix would like a word with you. Not to mention BBC, ITV and Channel 4 who all have VOD services. I would include 5 but if you've ever used their Flip-book On Demand service you know there's no point.

Amazon will never take over the VOD market while they have the strange policy of cripling themselves by only offering video on Kindle devices. Among other issues this means no Chromecast.

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TCL confirms plans to 'bring back' Palm – provided you tell it how

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@RAMChYLD

WebOS? Lol he doesn't mean that new fangled crap he means proper Palm OS. The clue was in the line about old Win98 backups.

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No one trusts Oracle, shrieks CCL as cloudy ball misses its goals

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“deep-rooted mistrust” of its core customer base?

So Oracle don't trust their customers?

I think you meant mistrust from their customer base.

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Samsung revs flashy 1TB road warrior (then crawls away)

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Smaller than a business card?

My business cards are about 3 microns thick, how thick is this external SSD?

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Google casts about for wireless audio

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Re: Concept OK, Execution Weak

My ChromeCast has been in continual use since they were released. Technically it is brilliant and easy enough for non-techies to use. I haven't had any issues apart from the usual stupid devs dumbing down their apps but that's the fault of the BBC, etc not Google.

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Elite:Dangerous goes TITSUP

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Re: Another One...

Yeah Frontier really need to improve if they are going to beat deleting boot.ini and bricking customer's PCs. (EVE actually did this.)

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If BT gets EE, it will trigger EU treasure hunt for fixed lines

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Re: Jargon!

If you don't know what capex and opex are you shouldn't be reading the article. They are standard accounting terms used in all industries.

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German minister fingered as hacker 'steals' her thumbprint from a PHOTO

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Re: "but you'll need to speak German to appreciate it."

Automatic translation does exist but it is generally crap at dealing with even the basics of a technical subject, let alone this kind of text. I read a German motorsports site regularly and Google translate gets the order of words in the English translation wrong more often than not. Often it says the opposite of what the author meant. Fortunately I can usually tell by context when that happens and retranslate in my head.

Then there are those long German compound nouns that Google just refuses to translate.

Yup automatic translation does exist, but its crap.

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Toffee, Apple? U.S. fanbois get their sticky fingers on Nork-teasing flick The Interview

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$14.99?

That is the real crime here.

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Freedom of Info at 10: Tony Blair's WORST NIGHTMARE

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Re: Burden

Boohoo doing your job properly is hard.

Suck it up and remember you work for us, not the other way around.

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

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Presumably FB didn't actually show pictures of deceased relatives but pictures from when they were still alive. (Apart from the ashes case but you only have yourself to blame for uploading that one.) That could be taken as a reason to smile and celebrate the time you had with them.

Oh wait, that doesn't fit with the narcissistic look-at-me FB culture.

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