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* Posts by Irongut

1058 posts • joined 9 Jan 2012

DON’T add me to your social network, I have NO IDEA who you are

Irongut
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You think LinkedIn invites are annoyiong?

I get regular emails inviting me to friend people on LinkedIn, Facebook, etc and I'm not even on any of these services! Some of these invites come from people who know I'm not on any social network. WTF?

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Re: Chris W

Ho! Cunto! Shut it!

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Assange™ makes fresh bid for FREEDOM from Scotland Yard's 'physical encirclement'

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Re: Who cost the taxpayer £6M?

Actually it is much worse than callous or sociopathic, you forgot the rule of law. Assange is not a perpetrator because he has not committed any crime. Until he is convicted he is merely an innocent man who has been accused. So by strict application of your views we should spend absolutely nothing.

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Hate phone games that make you buy in-app gumble? Congrats, you're a niche player

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Are these the same researchers that tell us PC games are dead?

I'll believe them when I see that porcine avionics specialist.

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Space station 'nauts will use URINE-FUELLED ESPRESSO MACHINE

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Re: I estimate that...

"French roast or Starbuck's finest?"

The point was to allow the 'nauts to make decent coffee. Why would they go anywhere near the swill that Starbucks laughingly call coffee?

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Tom Hanks NICKED my COPYRIGHTED PIC, claims Brit photog

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Screw him for every penny he's got. It might make up for all those god awful films he's made.

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How practical is an electric car in London?

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Re: On Street Parking

"Fast charging, 250+ mile range at ~$30k will spell the end of the ICE almost overnight."

I can 'charge' my petrol car in a couple of minutes, get 450+ miles range with an average of 67mpg and very low emissions and it cost approx £12k. Your dream electric car (which isn't even possible atm) still can't compete with that.

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Satellite 'net hype ignores realpolitik

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Re: I see what they're doing there

Because all the charging ISPs went out of business in the 200s when there were ISPs offering internet access in the UK for "free".

Oh wait no they didn't.

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US allows commercial use of sharper satellite snaps

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Oh noes I can tell Trevor was out of the house on a random date six months ago, how will he cope! Or do you actually think Google Earth is real time?

"the ability to judge the relative size of all objects on earth to within a penis-length from space"

So you're real problem is that we'll all be able to use Google Earth to tell you've got a small cock?

Seriously this is a non-issue. Companies outside the US have been selling images of this resolution for years and the sky has failed to fall.

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Give us a slice or we BLURT all your users' topping preferences to the WORLD

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For all we know the only actual victims are the known ones who haven't paid up and any claims of successful extortion are just lies advertising.

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Join me, Reg readers, and help me UPGRADE our CHILDREN

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A great idea. I wish you luck and if you bring these lectures to Scotland please, please come to Glasgow (where the people are) as opposed to Edinburgh (where the foreigners go).

Unfortunately I'm primarily a coder and you said you don't really want code. But, if you need volunteers to help organise a lecture in Glasgow I'd be happy to help.

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Google in talks to nail Virgin as 'partner' in satellite internet plan

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Why?

Surely someone with actual launch capability into low Earth orbit would be more useful than Virgin's "you're in space now, honest" scam.

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S is for SMACKDOWN: Samsung takes Galaxy Tab slab war fruit-side

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Re: They still run Android, so they're useless as their iOS counterpart.

You may be willing to code on an iPad but the rest of us non masochists demand a keyboard!

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Sealed with an XSS: I gave TweetDeck a heart attack, says teen comp sci boff Firo

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Rewrite the whole code

Problem is they'd probably introduce even more issues.

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HP starts a memristor-based space program to launch ... THE MACHINE

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The Machine

Did they have a dangerous looking guy in a black suit hanging around the keynote?

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L337 crackrz use dumb passwords too

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Re: What about 'f'?

That's the point. He found that he only needed to use those characters to break the passwords on his list. Apparently hackers have gaps in their ABCs.

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Kids hack Canadian ATM during LUNCH HOUR

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I read about this 2 days ago. What took you so long Reg?

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We're ALL Winston Smith now - and our common enemy is the Big Brother State

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"Common to both of these stories is the mistake that private sector information-gathering is the same as (and thus as dangerous as) mandatory state collection of the same data."

True in principle but add in the fact that the state has access to all the data collected by the private sector whenever it wants and the lines begin to blur. Especially since we have no way of knowing what or when the private sector is giving up and there are no judicial controls to moderate the state's behaviour.

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UK govt preps World War 2 energy rationing to keep the lights on

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Re: The future's bright then...

I was thinking it sounded more like the 3 day week than WW2.

Mine's the one with the Slade 8 track in the pocket.

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Stephen Fry MADNESS: 'New domain names GENERATE NEW IP NUMBERS'

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I'm very surprised there are no comments on his blog post yet. I felt sure there would be an attack of scathing sarcasm from the great unwashed Reg readership. You're slipping people!

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New Apple iOS to help fanbois thwart Wi-Fi network spies

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Re: So if your router is filtering by mac address

That was my question too. Unfortunately not enough detail in the article and I wouldn't be surprised if Apple had forgotten about that standard security feature found on all routers.

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UK govt 'tearing up road laws' for Google's self-driving cars: THE TRUTH

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Why make it legal to test prototypes on the road with unsuspecting crash test dummies? Surely most of this work can be done on a test track. Perhaps the Nordschleife at Nürburgring?

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Tech talk bloke compares girlfriend to irritating Java tool – did he deserve flames?

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Re: Before the knee-jerk "PC gone mad" comments start in earnest...

"IT has a problem with fair treatment of women, we know this."

I've had more female managers than male. So nope!

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Has Google gone too far? Indie labels say it's crunch time for The New Economy

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Simple solution. Tell Google to get lost and then sue the hell out of them for every track of yours you find on YouTube. Meanwhile post legitimate music videos to a dedicated service like Vevo.

Maybe Netflix would be interested in creating a music channel if a few labels approached them.

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

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Re: Quote to long to put int title

Should have carried on AC, laughing at an idiot explaining the depth of his idiocy is always fun.

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Re: What is this "Email Spam" of which you write?

What do you call all those emails from Google telling you what's new on YouTube, Play Store, Play Music, Play Video, etc, etc, etc. There is plenty of spam on GMail and most of it comes from Google.

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Queen's Speech: Computer Misuse Act to be amended, tougher sentences planned

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Re: Shark Jumped!

"WTF are 'paedophilic manuals'?"

Books or magazines that tell you how to get better photos of children?

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Kickstarter cup-rattling, light-dimming Internet of Stuff upstart takes on Sonos, Bose

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Nice tech, shame about the audio

Tiny speakers at too low power.

I'm supposed to replace my nice 100W RMS speakers with this tinny little thing? Wake me up when someone produces something similar that doesn't include crap built in speakers and lets me use my own.

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SpaceX 'Dragon V2' ROCKET PODULE can hover-land on Earth - or MARS

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That's a seriously sexy command pod. Jeb will be jealous.

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Entering the Dragon: A little data from Big China

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We're British, invasion is always a polite request.

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Google's driverless car: It'll just block our roads. It's the WORST

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Re: Platoooooo0n - HALT!

Do you really believe that? What do you think blind and disabled people do now if they want to go anywhere, sit at home depressed because they can't? No, they call something called a Taxi that drives them to their destination. Calling a Google car is no different, except they won't have a chat with the Taxi driver (or put up with his inane drivel depending on how you see it).

As usual the bods at Google are making assumptions and being condescending rather than actually engaging with people and finding out how they really live their lives.

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How to strip pesky copyright watermarks from photos ... says a FACEBOOK photo bod

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No what he has shown is that there is a need for employees of companies like Facebook, Google, the BBC, newspapers, magazines, etc to take classes on copyright, how to use copyright correctly and why they shouldn't be screwing over small businesses by stealing their copyright material just because they can.

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You've got Mail! But someone else is reading it in Outlook for Android

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Email is unencrypted

Shock-a-rooney!

The rooney is shocked.

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DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR? New leccy BMWs have flimsy password security – researcher

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Re: Selling the Car

You're not supposed to sell the car. You're supposed to scrap it and buy a new one.

BMW don't make any money from second hand sales so why should they make it secure for a new owner? (their probable opinion, not mine)

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Re: it takes brains to make that class of money that buys this class of vehicle.

"it takes stupidity to make that class of gullible fool that buys this class of vehicle."

Fixed that for you. The number of big BMWs I see in less affluent areas proves that earning big money is not required for BMW ownership. (or any other brand of overly expensive car)

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Carry On YouView Regardless, BBC Trust tells the BBC

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With iPlayer available on web, mobile apps, smart TVs, Chromecast, etc what is the point of the BBC investing in a service that is only available to subscribers the two worst ISPs in the country?

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Look, pal, it’s YOUR password so it’s YOUR fault that it's gone AWOL

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Re: Website policy stupidity

My bank insist on knowing the answers to 5 security questions, a random one of which is asked alongside the Verified by VISA password. The problem is I can't actually answer a couple of them - e.g. Q. What was the name of your first pet? A. I've never had a pet so wtf am I supposed to say?

The last time I phoned them the computer asked me for the position of two letters in my password - only the two letters it asked for aren't in my password! Or the password I used before the current one, or any password I remember. Fortunately it eventually let me though to a human who confirmed it was wrong.

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Amazon Prime hot air drone service goes a-recruiting

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Re: Vague job descriptions...

A three word brief? I'd love a three word brief, my current project doesn't even have that and its driving me up the wall.

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Forget phones, BlackBerry's new Project Ion is all about THINGS

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Re: The trick, Saunders said, is that these days,

iOS is to QNX as the flint axe is to a precision laser cutter.

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Re: Project I On ........ I Kid U Not

He's a man from Mars so clearly his native language is Martian. That heshe can manage to speak any Earthly language is an achievement in itself.

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Fuel for jets DOES grow on trees

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Nice to see you bothered to read the article before commenting Axe.

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TV body seeks attractive mobile operators for mutual action replays

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Agreed. I live very close to a football stadium and when a match is on mobile reception goes to pot. Clearly there isn't enough capacity in the network to handle 40k fans on top of the usual traffic.

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More chance you came a cropper on a UK road than bought a Chromebook this year

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Re: Or the alternative opinion

"No more updates, boots quickly."

Boots quickly fair enough but I think you got the update situation backwards there. ChromeOS has constant updates, it just doesn't ask your permission to download and install them or tell you that it has. If you really like that you could set Windows to do the same. Personally I like control over what my computer is doing.

I also like it to be an actual computer and not a paperweight if I don't have internet connectivity.

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Weather forecast: WiFi storms make meteorologists look mad

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Re: It will only get worse

My work is in a serviced office with several other companies including at least two IT companies. We are the only ones using 5GHz. At home my router is the only one in the street using 5GHz.

So yeah it hasn't been a problem before because no one was using it. Compatible routers are now down in price to consumer levels so expect an explosion in uptake over the next couple of years.

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Chip and SKIM: How dodgy crypto can leave shoppers open to fraud

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Got to be careful when you're generating a nonce! (see definition #3)

Who decided to use that word as the name for a transaction id?

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iPhone-stroker-turned-fandroid sues Apple over iMessage text-slurpery

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Re: Oh FFS

And if your iShiny dies on you, prompting its replacement with SShiny, how are you supposed to de-register it?

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Motorola Moto E: Brill budget blower with one bothersome blunder

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Re: I don't see this as a problem.

Same here. I've owned every previous version of the Galaxy S (not got the S5 yet) but never taken a selfie or made a video call. The front camera is of no interest to me and for the majority of the customers this device is aimed at I bet most won't miss it.

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Bitcoin blockchain allegedly infected by ancient 'Stoned' virus

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So AV false positives are news now?

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Multiplayer Elite to debut on May 30th

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Re: £100!

The hundred quid also gets you future digital expansions for free.

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Re: Also available...

"Unlike Eve Online or Elite, you are not the ship, you are the pilot and can get up & walk around your ship.You can land on a planet, get out of your ship and go to the trading outpost, weapons boutique, ship dealership, police station or pub."

Technically in EVE you are actually a person and have been able to get out of your ship for several years now. You can't go any further than your quarters though because they canned development of that part of the game due to lack of interest from the players. And, all the things you mention are planned for Elite: Dangerous.

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