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* Posts by Irongut

922 posts • joined 9 Jan 2012

How City IT is under attack from politicians, diesel bugs, HR

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Re: We could ban Excel for a start

Top of the list should be banning Powerpoint. As I regularly tell my users "there is no good reason for using Powerpoint, ever."

Usually followed by "Excel is not a database."

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Welsh gov beats off Canada to hand £1m to Nintendo dev

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£1m for 60 jobs that will only be there until the government gravy dries up. They sure know how to get value for money in Wales.

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UK.gov to grab fistful from £150m city broadband pot to pay for digi skills

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Just give me my fucking tax back. Stop spending it on useless shite we don't need and won't use.

In my experience anyone in employment who is lacking "digital skills" is someone who has no desire to learn how to work a computer properly and wouldn't understand even if they actually listened to you telling them. Which they won't.

So just give me my money back.

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BlackBerry introduces iOS and Android to Work Space

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Re: Except...

In your office maybe.

But, there are many businesses where security is important. I know of design firms where engineers have two computers on their desktop - the one that is allowed to access the Internet and the one where they do all their work designing ships, oil rigs, etc. If that is their PC policy there is no way they allow any old iDevice access to anything. Perhaps with something like this from Blackberry they might.

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Freed LulzSec hacker banned from contacting Anons, wiping data

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Re: New Job (AC 12:55)

Bull. These are the people we caught so we already know what they can do and how to stop it. What the police need is help from very clever people in the relevant industries to work out the latest illegal techniques and how to stop them.

My father used to be an expert witness for counterfeit money trials because he was a printer with time served running plants for the likes of The Times, The Gruniad and Waddingtons (who printed real as well as Monopoly money). He knows more about printing than any counterfeiter and spotted things the cops would never have found.

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The future of cinema and TV: It’s game over for the hi-res hype

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Re: Frame rate obsession

theodore check out Quake Live. It's free and you don't need codes to unlock anything. Unfortunately it just does deathmatch, I miss single player Quake / Quake 2.

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Oh I really need one of those cables to connect an iPod to one of those vibrates the table speakers the MTV flog.

It'll sound just... awful as always.

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Apple said to dump Samsung as chip-baking partner – again

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Or maybe all these rumours are Apple's way of negotiating a cheaper deal with Samsung?

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Leaked docs: GCHQ spooks secretly haul in more data than NSA

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Re: How to organise a revolution.

hahahaha

You really think TOR would keep you safe?

You think the governement doesn't have it's own nodes in the network?

Would you like to buy a bridge? Just one careful owner.

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Re: Very good! (AC 07:59)

Until the government decides that posting as an Anonymous Coward on The Register is a crime and locks you up. At that point you might rethink your willingness to be implanted witha surveillance chip.

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Glasgow subway's new smart tickets aren't, moan passengers

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Re: Too cheap

The standard price is £1.20 and has increased several times in the last few years. It is that price because anywhere you are going on the Underground you can reach by walking in 30 minutes.

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Re: Doubling? Did I miss something? Yes you did.

So you go to work every day but you don't return home?

Commuting involves 2 trips per day, 20 / 2 is 10 so you get 10 days travel on a 20 trip ticket. Which is 2 weeks commute.

So the old tickets were £22 for 2 weeks commute and the new tickets are £24 for two weeks commute.

So it's a pound a week more. Hardly breaking the bank and definitely not doubl.ing the cost.

Extra detention to redo your maths all round.

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Three's Irish network goes titsup

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Headmaster

Taking a nap having after swallowing O2?

Speak English much?

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HP sacks English employees to bag Scots gov jobs cash

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Re: English Taxpayers

We pay taxes too. How do you knbow it isn't our own taxes paying for this you sassenach?

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Google launches broadband balloons, radio astronomy frets

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Re: Radio astronomers bleating for the front page...

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. - George Santayana

A quote which is shown to be true time and time again if you know anything about history. As for the origins of the universe, in studying such things we learn more about how the universe works. That in turn leads to new technolgies that will eventually impact your daily life.

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Apple dangles Spangles while Dabbsy's cables rankle

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Re: The apple tax...

Your mistake is using the words "proprietory connectors". That's far to technical for an Apple user. You need to say "If you intend to use Apple hardware you will need to bring an adaptor." Possibly in 24pt type and all caps.

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Apple: iOS7 dayglo Barbie makeover is UNFINISHED - report

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Re: User choice

Why would Apple let you change the perfect icons that were designed by God, approved by Jesus and possessed with the Holy Spirit? Why would you even want to?

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EU signs off on eCall emergency-phone-in-every-car plan

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Re: Though Prism was bad enough

Burnt toast is carcinogenic so if they find you've been eating it the NHS will be able to refuse treatment.

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Kaspersky slips server security into PC software as attackers get crafty

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Wow it must have been really bad if Satan's own av was better.

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Scientists investigate 'dark lightning' threat to aircraft passengers

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Re: ISS?

ROFL go back to the Daily Mail, you don't have the education to read The Register.

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Re: hundreds of chest x-rays worth of radiation (Neoc)

At what point did anyone mention planes crashing? A plane is not going to crash because the pilot received a dose of radiation so your entire post is useless nonsense. I recommend classes in reading comprehension and reading the whole article before you post comments to avoid embarassing yourself further.

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AMD announces 'world's first commercially available 5GHz CPU'

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Re: DOH

Tom's Hardware are reporting these will be 220W parts.

They also say the base clock of the 5Ghz chip is actually 4.8GHz. Which is not bad really.

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Magpie Apple plunders the competition for cosmetics, as egos run wild

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Icons

My guesses would be...

Top left = settings

Top right = some kind of library of books or films?

Bottom left = trippy 60s oil slide projection app or possibly a kaleidoscope app?

Bottom right = voice recording app, maybe for taking notes?

They could be anything really.

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Apple at WWDC: Sleek new iOS, death of the big cats, pint-sized Mac Pro

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Re: Mavericks!?!

Nah they've designed it specifically for a Spanish Moto3 racer.

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Waving an Eye-of-Sauron pulsating mock cock? STOP IMMEDIATELY

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Re: Mordor

That is the Tower of Barad-dûr actually.

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New Android plan: Gurn at your phone to unlock it

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"It wasn't clear how the system might work on one well-known Android platform, the wearable computer Google Glass."

But seven sentences earlier:

"Other "anti-spoofing" systems introduced in the patent could send light beams towards the subject, which are then detected when they reflect off the cornea."

Clearly Glass would be able to do the light reflected off the cornea trick. If only you'd paid attention to what you were writing and engaged your brain Jasper.

By the way those seven sentences each had their own paragraph. In fact almost every paragraph in the article was a single sentence. Not good Jasper. Please learn to write in proper paragraphs.

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Sneaky new Android Trojan is WORST yet discovered

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Re: What Security? (AlbertH)

MS' free av is not as good a decent 3rd party av. Just look at any independant tests and you'll see that it is fairly useless. You're much better off with ESET, Kaspersky, AVG, Avira or Avast. Some of which are also free.

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Telefonica's new offering: We will penetrate you by surprise, every day

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Re: Cynical B*****ds

I was just going to post about what a great business model they have.

So what makes them better than the "you have a virus pay is $39.99 to remove it" crowd?

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The fearful price of 4G data coverage: NO TELLY for 90,000 Brits

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Re: Bored with your nonsense now!

I'm bored with no nothings like yourself who post comments on articles exposing incorrect views on subjects you don't understand. But since I'm not allowed to chop your hands off to stop you I guess I'll have to put up with it.

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Is the next-gen console war already One?

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Pointless features

"Surely anyone can see a use for being able to access the internet while watching TV, and even more so given the process is voice-driven."

Not really and how does it react to say a Glaswegian accent? Geordie? Brummie? etc

"watching Game of Thrones with an extra dose of images and information seems interesting"

No it doesn't. It seems like a pointless way to be distracted from the program you claim to be waching. If you want to go surf some fan site wait till you've finished watching the program. Or doesn't your ADD allow that? And what about other people in the room? Why force them to look at your Sean Bean pr0n while they're trying to watch TV?

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AMD's three new low-power chips pose potent challenge to Intel

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Re: Selection guides?

Actually yes I find the data sheets on both comapny's sites to be very useful and easy to read.

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Brit spooks bugged Edward VIII's phones, records reveal

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The Churchill Stalin story is interesting. But did we have to have the bit about the royal who wanted to marry someone he couldn't? Just leave that crap for ITV please.

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Twitter locks down logins by adding two-factor authentication

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Re: RFC 6238

I wouldn't trust anything I read in Ars comments. Their commentards are an ignorant and unintelligent bunch of reactionaries. And, the articles aren't much better really.

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If you've bought DRM'd film files from Acetrax, here's the bad news

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Re: Don't buy an Xbox One

Lies. MS have said that an internet connection is not required so all you are is a fud spreading FUD.

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Give porno danger classes to Brit kids as young as FIVE - parents

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Try parenting your kids for a change

You wouldn't leave them unsupervised on a city center street so you shouldn't leave them unsupervised on the internet. You are supposed to watch your kids at all times, not leave them with the TV or Internet while you go off and drink a bottle of Merlot.

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Nintendo throws flaming legal barrel at YouTubing fans

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global sales

If two Wii Us is a "decent percentage of global sales" then Nintendo have a lot more to worry about because they've sold very few consoles indeed.

Last month Wii U sales were reported at 3.45m world wide. So he accounts for 0.00005797% of global sales, which is less significant than a rounding error.

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Who is the mystery sixth member of LulzSec?

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custodian of this stash, on behalf of his former partners in crime

More like custodian of this stash, on his own behalf. Maybe that was his plan all along? The various operations were just covers and his partners patsies for his money making plans.

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Murdoch Facebook gloat: You're like my $580m, 'CRAPPY' MySpace

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Ratner moment? No

Ratner screwed his own business by saying it sold cheap crap. Murdock sold MySpace years ago so this is nothing like a Rstner moment at all.

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IT bloke publishes comprehensive maps of CALL CENTRE menu HELL

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£96million

I suspect BT will not be happy at losing all that revenue on their local call rate numbers.

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Hunt: I'll barcode sick Brits and rip up NHS's paper prescriptions

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Will cause more problems than it solves

GPs surgeries can already send prescriptions direct to pharmacies but whenever my gf uses that service something goes wrong. Like it takes 3 or 4 days for them to get the prescription and get all her medicines in at the pharmacy. Or the GP forgets to add one of her many medications to the prescription requiring another round of phone calls, etc. Or they put the wrong quantity or the wrong type of pill (she finds it very hard to swallow some kinds of pills). It is faster and she is more likely to get the correct medicines if she or I pick up the prescription, check it before leaving the surgery and take it to the pharmacy ourselves.

This might help for people who go to the doctor and get a prescription with one item on it a couple of times a year but for the long term sick with regular large prescriptions it will make their situation worse.

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British LulzSec hackers hear jail doors slam shut for years

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Re: Let me get this straight.

10 years sentence for £55m fraud so roughtly £5.5m damage = 1 year sentence

So £13m damage = 2 years 4 months

By your own reasoning maths says it's pretty much proportionate.

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Biz email slinger Mimecast tumbles over

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Google tells Microsoft to yank its new WinPhone YouTube app

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Re: Hmmm

A phone with no Facebook or Instagram? If it had no Twitter app as well that would be enoughy for me to buy one!

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All aboard the patch wagon! Next stop: Microsoft, Adobe, Mozilla

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Re: Wait a minute, there's a penguin pecking at my ankle.......

Ah yes I had to update her indoors' Fedora netbook last night too. 303 updates!

Now that one took it's time.

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Re: Ah yes

Oh yeah all evening. It took me 5 minutes to patch both my Windows 7 boxes at home last night.

Oh woe how my evening was wasted.

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Murdoch hate sparks mass bitchin', rapid evacuation from O2, BE

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Re: Sad to see them go

I'm in exactly the same boat with our head office having no FTTC, no Virgin, etc and BT have been putting the install date for FTTC back 3 months every time it gets close for over a year now. Bonded ADSL was our only option to get a half decent speed. For the moment we'll stick with BeSky but as soon as they drop the bonded product or we can get FTTC we'll be off.

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BlackBerry's Q5 QWERTY gets flirty with buy-curious teens

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Too Late

All the yoof I know have switched to iPhones or Android in the last 12 months. Looks like they use Facebook / Twitter instead of BBM now.

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Android is a mess and needs sprucing up, admits chief

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slick experience

If WinPho is so slick it must be the market leader, right?

Oh wait.

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Apple asked me for my BANK statements, says outraged reader

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Will they ask for my inside leg measurement or a chest X-ray?

Yes because they need to know which other people they can match you with to create a Human Cent-iPad.

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Løvefïlm signs hit beards’n’berserkers series Vikings

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Vikingspilot

Is that some kind of tool for penetration testing if you're worried about Scandinavian hackers?

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