* Posts by Irongut

1253 posts • joined 9 Jan 2012

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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Proxima and Ultima: AI, hard sci-fi and multiverse – ALL GOOD. Romans – not so much

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Sounded interesting till the bits about Romans and Incas, then it loses the plot.

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BT takes broadband to NEW PLACES. That's right: CITIES

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If digging the road up to lay cable to a cabinet is too hard how do they propose to lay that cable to a building on the same road?

This whole thing sounds like a racket to me. Cabinet in the building so landlord pays for installation of the cabinet instead of BT and it can be a cheaper design because it doesn't need to be weather proof, etc. Then they can charge all the businesses in that building the normal install fee. WIN - WIN!

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The electronics island where COPS shoot ARMY and workers are rioting

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"industrial parks, all of which are ringed by razor wire and boast a guard post."

Exactly like industrial parks in the UK and Europe. I've visited factories belonging to everyone from IBM to HP to Motorola to Ford to BAE to Raytheon. All of them had high fences, barbed wire, guard posts and would take your phone off you at the door in case it had a camera in it.

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Space Commanders lock missiles on Elite's Frontier Devs

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Clearly you're not an '84. The docking comment at the end is about the original game where a docking computer was pretty much required rather than the remake where docking is much, much easier.

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Dr. Dobb's Journal sails into the sunset - yet again

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They were still going?

I could have sworn they stopped publishing new content about 3 years ago.

There is definitely a gap in the market for a decent site / mag for programmers. All the ones I read in the 90s and early 00s have died in the last 10 years. Ideally it should be language agnostic and cover older tech as well as the bleeding edge.

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EU VAT law could kill THOUSANDS of online businesses

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Re: Amazon Seller Account

OMG a VAT number and the ability to verify your identity? What will they ask for next, your inside leg measurement and the hair from your first born child?!?!?

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Sony to media: stop publishing our stolen stuff or we'll get nasty

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Re: Journalistic Truth

Try Drop The Dead Donkey instead. Much funnier and available on Netflix.

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GCHQ releases teen-friendly code-busting app

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It's for the freaking children!

And as an added benefit is also sends everything on your phone, all messages, et, etc direct to GCHQ. For your safety.

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BT Infinity ‘working to fix problem’ after three days of outages

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Re: Is this an Openreach problem ... or BT Retail?

BT retail. Openreach is working fine here.

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US Navy's LASER CANNON WARSHIP: USS Ponce sent to Gulf

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Re: USS Ponce

Phrasing BOOM!

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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Yuck

Ugh you've gone all Office 2013 / Win 8 with far too much unbroken WHITE and no shading / gradients / lines to separate the different sections of the page. My first thought was that the stylesheet had failed to download for some reason so I hit refresh before spotting the redesign story.

Could we please get an alternative theme with an off-white background or even an inverse theme with black background for those of us with a bit of Mogwai in our genes? The current one makes me want to put shades on.

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Microsoft: Hey, don’t forget Visual Basic! Open source and new features coming

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Case sensitivity is more a liability than an asset. It causes all kinds of typos you just can't get in a language like VB.

There are advantages to using VB.Net over C#. Some of the syntax makes more sense and there are a few things VB can do that C# can't.

At the end of the day use the right tool for the job. If that is C# great, if it is VB.Net that's good too.

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The Great Unwatched: BBC hails glorious digital future for Three

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The sooner they kill BBC3 the better. If you've ever watched it you know why.

For every Gavin & Stacy there are a million Don't Tell the Bride, Sun Sex & Suspicious Parents and 'documantaries' presented by naive young female journalists who pretend its a shock to them that some people are poor before busrting into tears.

If we could axe ITV (all channels) too the quality of British television would increase by an order of magnitude.

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Mom and daughter SUE Comcast for 'smuggling' public Wi-Fi hotspot into their home

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Re: a "vast" burden on electricity bills

Clean burnin', fast downloadin' propane. Is there anything it can't do?

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Zombie POODLE wanders in, cocks leg on TLS

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A couple of cross platform scripts that could test all the major browsers and web servers for compliance would be a lot of help too.

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PlayStation Network blasted offline AGAIN. Just not Sony's decade

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Re: Pissing off the wrong people.

After the last PSN hack I wouldn't be stupid enough to buy a Playstation.

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Kaspersky: That 2 years we took to warn you about Regin ? We had GOOD REASON

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Hug resources

Because all virus programmers need a hug!

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Oi, UK.gov. WHERE'S THE DETAIL on your Google Tax?

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Re: Tax on profits...

Nah the principal behind it is there is an election coming up and they want to win.

Anything else is just gravy.

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Use Windows software on Android – Microsoft couldn't be app-ier

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overage charges?

Do they have under age charges as well?

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Euro spacemen clear Ariane 6 for liftoff

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Re: Great stuff.

Non-tech people heard of ESA and particularly Ariane plenty during the 80s. Every time they tried to launch it, it blew up. *

* This may not be entirely accurate but I recall seeing a lot of failed launches on Newsround.

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What a pity: Rollout of hated UK smart meters delayed again

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Re: S.M.A.R.T.

Hopefully these meters are smarter than you, you cant spell!

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Google kills CAPTCHAs: Are we human or are we spammer?

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Re: I'll be glad to see them gone

I usually find I have to ask for a different image at least 3 times because I can't make sense of the first few. Even when I get an image I think I can read I'm usually wrong. Generally a CAPATCHA will take me about 5 minutes to get an answer the site will accept, assuming I can be arsed to keep trying.

By now Google must be convinced I'm a robot.

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@Tiny Iota

They don't actually test to see if you input the correct value. They test to see if you input the same value as the majority of people. They then assume that the majority are correct when using it to improve Maps.

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UK slaps 25 per cent 'Google Tax' on tech multinationals

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@Ledswinger

Changing rules for VAT will make no difference whatsoever to the tax paid by Google, etc. VAT is paid by the purchaser, not the seller, and anyway it is claimed back by almost every company.

The only people who pay VAT are mugs voters like you and me.

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Get your staff working on the move: Develop that app for mobile

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I stopped reading at the point where the author thought that Visual Studio, Eclipse and Xcode are graphical SDKs! At least learn the difference between an SDK and an IDE if you're going to write an article about programming.

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E-cigarettes fingered as source of NASTY VIRUS

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What a load of old virginia

Oooh his anti virus was up to date so it must have been the fags. Yeah right.

Why would an e-fag have anything other than power pins in the usb connection? I detect a lot of smoke, and probably a few mirrors. All designed to get the IT dept off the hook for whatever damage this breach has caused.

More likely the guy caught a virus that was not detected by their corporate av, etc. These things aren't a magic bullet.

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ESA and Airbus test LASER data networks IN SPAAACE

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Re: Haven't they been doing this sort of thing for years

Maybe that version was like dial up but this version is broadband?

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Google Chrome on Windows 'completely unusable', gripe users

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Not just on Windows

Recent Android builds have been pretty bad too.

They've got nothing on the new version of the Android GMail app. The new Lolipop like interface is awful, its a memory hog and performance is so bad it hangs for several minutes trying to display a short email. It's just an email how effin hard can it be!

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