* Posts by Jediben

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We tried using Windows 10 for real work and ... oh, the HORRORS

Jediben

Has anyone checked that games work yet? I genuinely don't care if the menu us fucked but if my steam catalogue is rendered useless then I am not going near it.

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Florida cops cuff open-carry, balls-out pirate packing 'operational' flintlocks

Jediben

Re: Much fuss over nothing?

Umm, so your mugger is attempting a mugging empty-handed in order to try to steal a weapon from a victim who is OPENLY carrying a gun, while he is actually legally allows to carry a firearm and could therefore have one to use anyway, to then steal the gun to use in a mugging against someone else who may or may not be openly carrying? I know criminals are stupid, but this must be a Floridian mugger.

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UK TV is getting worse as younglings shun the BBC et al, says Ofcom

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Re: Ever since I was little,

I don't understand why kids tv is even made any more. With the attention span and memory of children, with their whimsical attitude and relatively simple minds willing to grasp onto any catchphrase, pretty pattern or gibberish spluttering bipedal character going, added to 40 year's worth of back catalogue, there shouldn't be a need to introduce NEW stories or NEW characters.

Just re-run everything from the 70s and 80s and that's it sorted. The kids aren't going to critique the show, or wonder why Bagpuss moves in such a stop-motion effect. Bloody Philistines, the lot of 'em.

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Microsoft rushes out latest Windows 10 build. 300 fixes? Pff, whatever

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Joke

Re: Re. This sort of disingenuity is why a lot of us don't trust Microsoft.

Don't worry, Jake will be along in a minute to tell you which ones he owns and thus trusts implicitly.

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Microsoft: This Windows 10 build has 'NO significant known issues'

Jediben

Re: "Cortana works on one machine set to US English, but on the other set to UK English..."

...", she proclaims herself unavailable in the region and language you’ve selected”.

Sounds like my wife.

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Hacker plunders Plex, demands bitcoin payoff to avert FULL EXPOSURE

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Greece trying to make money any way it can!

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Courtney Love in the crossfire! Paris turns ugly over Uber

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Wrong. You keep the signs in place and plant a minefield underneath it.

If the law stats that acting as a taxi is illegal, those caught doing it should have said car crushed.

Whether the law is even realistic or appropriate (I don't think it is, protectionism like this is basically a Government approved cartel) is another matter entirely, but to fail to enforce it is just lame.

They should be letting illegals into 'sting' lorries at Calais and then driving them back to the Mediterranean as well, but apparently they have 'rights' which trump ours.

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BT: Let us scrap ordinary phone lines. You've all got great internet, right?

Jediben

Re: One big problem

Galaxy S5 super power saving mode can do 7 days on full charge.

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Jediben

Re: One big problem

Once a year? Is that not rare enough? I mean, if you eat roast beef eleven times in your life, one would hardly say that person constantly eats roast beef. No, it would be a rare, nay, freak occurrence.

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Jediben

Re: One big problem

You're getting mugged mate. VM sell 152Mbit for £32/m.

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Gaming's favourite fly by night. Batman: Arkham Knight reviewed

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Joke

Re: Screens?

Those aren't screens - it's gameplay VIDEO from the PC version!

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Science teacher jammed his school kids' phones, gets week suspension

Jediben

Re: Just give them an 'F'

Natural selection is gone, we've had to come up with alternatives. The curse of science is the perpetuity of the feckless.

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Bethesda all out for 'Fallout 4', fallout for global productivity foretold in countdown

Jediben

Re: And......

5 - Time traveller/Clone/Amnesiac former President

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Jediben

Well it seems they are still flogging Gamebryo within a nanometre of its placental integrity. Bethesda should change their motto to "Why Try Harder?".

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Jediben

But Gamebryo is an abomination and always appears to have been born 8 months prematurely.

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What an eyeful: Apple's cut price 27in iMac with Retina Display

Jediben

Re: 5K?

Umm the number of horizontal lines and the number of vertical pixels are the same thing? There are 1080 horizontal lines of pixels in a 1920x1080 display, ergo there are 1080 pixels in a single vertical plane of alignment with one another...

I presume you mean the number of HORIZONTAL pixels in each horizontal line?

The 4K misnomer was just some shitty rounding of 3840 to the nearest thousand which, yes, was horizontal pixel count bollocks.

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Wi-Fi was MEANT to be this way: Antennas and standards, 802.11 style

Jediben

Re: I am a ham radioist

I have 5 of the buggers on my wiring, and I recommend them to everyone I meet. There is nothing as satisfying as a technology that works invisibly and on existing infrastructure - and interfering with another is the icing on the cake!

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Struggling Nvidia says it may pay up to $125m to shutter Icera modem biz

Jediben

2016? 2015 here mate.

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Tesla Powerwall: not much cheaper and also a bit wimpier than existing batteries

Jediben

Re: intermittent vs continuous demand

The UK Power Networks install is 6MW.

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DRM is NOT THE LAW, I AM THE LAW, says JUDGE DREDD

Jediben
Trollface

Re: Good news

But Orlowski is a member of staff isn't he? You're paying him to be here ferchristsakes!

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Apple Watch RIPPED APART, its GUTS EXPOSED to hungry Vultures

Jediben

Re: Rolex

If you can afford £10k on an Apple Watch, you can afford multiple Rolexs (and will buy them) as well. Rolex have NOTHING to worry about.

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Frontier promises it won't 'dumb down' Elite: Dangerous for Xbox

Jediben

Who cares!? Sitting ducks are more fun!

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PENGUINS are just TASTELESS, say boffins

Jediben

Re: Penguins aren't tasteless, not at all.

Brilliant :)

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The Order: 1886 – Round Table gaming's all right on the knight

Jediben

"The Order: 1886's gameplay mechanics depend heavily on cutscenes and quick time events (QTEs). When mixed with combat, I found these surprisingly enjoyable and exciting. This may be controversial, but I wish more games had them...."

BURN THE HERETIC!

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Elite: Dangerous 'billionaire' gamers are being 'antisocial', moan players

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Re: It really is a vocal minority

You've got the download (duh) and paintjobs - it's the green/white/black 'Mercenary' skin for the Cobra. Guess you will have to save up to use it if you didn't get the Explorer starter kit though! I also think there were some other skins for the Viper. The digital player guide could be the manual which was released last week (hey, no one said it was exclusive), so only the art book is a wash. I'll agree that you didn't get any extras added since then, but what on earth did you expect it to be - a custom bobblehead?.

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Jediben

Re: Just like real life then?

Time. You can only fly one route at a time. You can only haul one full cargo bay at a time. You could never manipulate the system alone, as even the most feverish work could be undone by 4 players carrying a quarter load in the opposite direction.

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Lonely this Xmas? Nerds, n00bs and no-hopers' guide to dating apps, Pt.1

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Joke

I used to think reading comments about Linux made me feel most like a stranger in a strange land, but now these gay apps have really made me feel all queer.

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The Great Unwatched: BBC hails glorious digital future for Three

Jediben

Re: Only Connect

I sat through the excruciating episode last night between the Linguists ("Oh, how cunning!") and the Gallifreyans (sweet Jesus... one of them flew 6000 miles for a first date which should tell you something) and the ridiculous affectations they have implemented to try and make the show seem more intellectual than it is ("Ooh I'll pick the Eye of Rah please, no wait the Horned Asp" - fuck off, it's numbers 1-6 you bell ends) rather than a glorified guessing game are purely there to make what could be over in 12 minutes last 28. It's no better than Noel Edmunds and his red boxes of bollocks. Scrap it!

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Mushroom

Re: ah C'mon...Mongrels

Ah go back to banging your pots and pans together, climbing up cobbled hills for a loaf of bread and wishing the tin mines were still open, you feckless Northern waster/West Country bumpkin.

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Furious GTA V gamers seek similar ban on violent, misogynistic title: the Holy Bible

Jediben

Re: Target still has customers?

Pay by cash. What info can they leak then?

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Webcam hacker pervs in MASS HOME INVASION

Jediben

Re: Opportunity knocks.

A decent IP camera will actually have motion detection and can be configured to send an automatic email to an address of your choosing. I am afraid your enterprise is a decade too late! :(

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Jediben

Irongut - How did you get the ball-gag off?!

*Adds more soap to bucket of frogs*

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Jediben

Re: Not for me thanks....

Did I say I haven't changed the default password? No I didn't. My devices are secured thank you.

The problem is not ignored, the problem has been evaluated and determined to be of insignificant threat.

Here are a few things where default passwords are worse than on an IP camera:

1. Cable modems/ADSL modems/Routers. (MITM attacks, dodgy DNS you name it)

2. Servers of any kind (exploited/used to host unsavoury files/keylogging etc)

3. ATMs (steals money from the bank)

4. Smart Electricity meters/central heating (costs you money, boils the cat!)

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Jediben

Re: Err?

Better put a camera outside my front door so that I can see the nasty Russians coming up the path when they decide that my sofa is worth breaking into my house to nick then! Heaven forbid the cat is verbally abused by a 14 year old Moscovian school child through the in-built microphone. PERSPECTIVE people. People should be far more concerned about their neighbours, close relatives, the plod and teachers abusing line of sight into their lives than a camera they have placed themselves.

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Jediben

Where is the harm (no matter how ill-perceived the media wish this to sound) in any of these situations? The cameras are in place for a reason and even in public locations such as gyms etc there should be an expectation that the camera is on and SOMEONE can see it.

I have IP cameras at home to view my pets while I am away, and I can tell you half a dozen places where I would expect privacy for both myself and them and so HAVEN'T placed cameras there:

1. The bedroom.

2. The toilet.

3. The other toilet.

4. The cupboard under the stairs.

5. The Jacuzzi

6. The secret underground lair beneath the dormant volcano

Even if evil kiddy fiddlers can catch an eyeful of a blurry 320x480 image of a 7 month old sleeping in a crib in terrible IR mode, so what? You won't be able to tell the location of the household, or learn PIN number of the father's bank account!

Of all the situations where a password has been left as default, I can think of a lot worse!

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Bang! You're dead. Who gets your email, iTunes and Facebook?

Jediben

Re: And his last words were...

R05e8ud?

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Far Cry 4 REVIEW: It's a far cry from Far Cry 3

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WTF?

Re: Amen!

It's an FPS - you don't have a haircut. The dude you are referring to is the BADDIE.

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Revenge smut bullies who send 'grossly offensive' messages WILL be prosecuted

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Joke

You're writing Red Dwarf episodes?! Make sure they are better than those Dave 'specials'!

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Jediben

This is a copyright issue

If you posed for the picture but someone else took the photo, it's not your photo to complain about if it is shown around. By all means take selfies (keeping the copyright to yourself, store them on a non-networked product and avoid saving them to the Cloud, natch) but don't let someone take pictures of you in the nud if you aren't sure you trust/want someone/anyone else to have them. Why is this so hard for people to understand?

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WHY did Sunday Mirror stoop to slurping selfies for smut sting?

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Re: Mirror

Nah, what he could and should have done was send back a picture of someone else's (more impressive) tackle. That way he could have avoided all this 'guilt' by simply claiming he knew it was a scam and he was playing them for fools. Remember the golden rule - Only one head in the frame at any one time!

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Spammer uses innocent hacked blogs to punt NAKED PICS of JLaw, McKayla Maroney

Jediben

So if a picture was made of this gymnast when she was under 18, and it's now been published in the UK, and she presumably owns the copyright (otherwise she has no legitimate request for it to be removed) she is therefore a filthy child porn creator and should be arrested if she ever lands in Blighty, right?

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Hackers' Paradise: The rise of soft options and the demise of hard choices

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Joke

Re: Default deny

Windows Vista says "Hi!".

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Recommendations for NAS-based home media set-up

Jediben

Fifthed!

Yeah this number is creeping very high so it should suggest that we are talking sense. I have an HP Microserver running Unraid, which has the Serviio application on it. I have 4x2TB drives (one acts as parity) and a 250gb cache drive running over homeplugs to my network. Everything in the house can access it, and my Panasonic tv plays back MKVs natively over DLNA (unlike the matched Blu-ray and home cinema systems :( ). The tv in the bedroom is dumb, but is served by a WD TV Live player which is just as effective as the Panny for playback. The third TV (which is dumb) in the same room as the Microserver is naturally connected by VGA over a few feet and acts as a monitor when I need to access the HP. The HP runs 24/7 but spins down the disks when not in use so consumption is low.

Microserver ftw!

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Privacy warriors lob sueball at Facebook buyout of WhatsApp

Jediben

Re: promises, promises

I haven't updated Whats'app since before the acquisition announcement, and today it told me that the current version will stop working in 14 days. They can just feck off if they think I'm allowing NEW permissions after the Zuck has decided he wants my info!

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Battling with Blizzard's new WoW expansion and Diablo revamp

Jediben

Dumbed down?!

I didn't think it could get any dumber or casual friendly after the Cataclysm PUG raid system was introduced in order to let the no hopers hang off the shirt tails of the real player's Alts all the way through to end boss.

Sorry, of course it did. I forgot about the Pandas...

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Wot a COCKUP: Poorly NHS websites spawn SPAMMY VIAGRA ads

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Joke

Clearly the NHS are a little hard up, and these ads are directed to patients who want to be as well!

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Cable thieves hang up on BT, cause MAJOR outage

Jediben

It's just a shame more of them don't get HV included in the mix as well. Would help keep the numbers down.

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Netflix coughs up to cruise on Comcast

Jediben

Re: Do they call it free market?

Customer provides money. Netflix provides service. Once Netflix has the money you paid them, why do you feel you have any investment in what Netflix does with its money? You don't question any other service provider about why they have X product line, just because you don't partake in X. What's so special about Netflix to you?

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Remember when SimCity ABSOLUTELY HAD to be online? Not any more – fancy that!

Jediben
Devil

Apple says "Hi!".

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