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

Jediben
Joke

Re: Default deny

Windows Vista says "Hi!".

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Recommendations for NAS-based home media set-up

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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

Jediben
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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ALIEN WORLD Beta Pictoris snapped by Earth's Gemini 'scope

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Joke

Re: I Saw this Coming 20 Years Ago!!!

These boffins should get down the gym - there are loads of people trying to get Beta Pectoris down there :)

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Spock-style gadget can SMELL my PEE! Weird gizmos of CES 2014

Jediben
Holmes

...The action?

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Want access to mobe users' location, camera, phone ID? EXPLAIN YOURSELVES - ICO

Jediben

Re: Facebook

Saw that update the other day. Not a hope in hell of me installing it. Read my SMS messages? Communications which are deliberately NOT on the same service as the one FB provides?

Download files without notification?!

That sounds more like a virus than a service to me.

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Three offers free US roaming, confirms stealth 4G rollout

Jediben
Devil

Re: What's to stop a US native using this?

No problem - two phones, post them back and forth between the UK and US every three months! Turn them on for a little bit and send an email every time they arrive back in the UK to override the 'exclusive' aspect of the T&Cs. Win.

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Boffins devise world's HARDEST tongue-twister

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Joke

Re: Peggy Babcock

I usually jump straight to the 5th result, every time I see him!

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Darth Vader outs self as iPhone fanboi

Jediben
Devil

You don't know the power...

Of the Dark Side!

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VIOLENT video games make KIDS SMARTER – more violent the BETTER

Jediben
FAIL

Re: Surprisingly good study

If it only goes 'click' then you're doing it wrong.

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The latest stupid yoof craze: Taking selfies - while DRIVING

Jediben
Joke

Re: #newselfietrends

Those shots tend to turn out quite poorly lit.

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Miss Teen US 'sextortion' hacker pleads guilty

Jediben

I just can't understand why so many of these girls were ever in a state of undress directly in front of an active laptop to begin with. Is this the new teenage equivalent of the chicken scene in Stand By Me?

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Whovians, your Doctor needs you: Take back the Day from One Direction

Jediben
Trollface

Re: WTF?

Who gives a shit? :)

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Show us your Cook: Size is everything for Apple iWatch fans, apparently

Jediben

Re: I was unfortunate enough ....

Yes, consume that which is offered to you in the most round-cornered form. Don't think or respect anything except the corporations. Everything that came before was inconsequential compared to the Next Big Thing.

John Lewis aren't suggesting that zoology was naught but an idea before their cartoon came along and showed us what a bear looked like. There is advertising to promote something and then there is advertising to undermine everything else. Apple's is the latter.

Apple might as well have shown footage of troops going over the top at the Somme, while Hague wandered about his quarters with a whskey in one hand and an iPad in the other, directing the bombardments,

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Jediben
Mushroom

Re: I was unfortunate enough ....

I watched it too. I was utterly absorbed and whole heartedly agreed with the sentiment of the advert. I swelled with pride that mankind could produce such a monumental tool. I was so grateful for everything my human beings had done with this wonderful implement, such a simple idea that allows us such immense opportunity for expression...

Then someone picked up a FUCKING IPAD from behind it and I lost interest.

Apple are off their rockers if they consider their own crappy derivatives as ground breaking as the pencil.

Fuck you Apple. Everyone who has ever written, anyone who has contributed to the great culture of man, anyone who composed a symphony, written a masterpiece, drawn a work of art, performed an emergnecy tracheotomy with the nearest implement...

Anyone who has done anything important says FUCK YOU for trying to belittle accomplishment and substitute it with acquisition.

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Why Bletchley Park could never happen today

Jediben
Mushroom

Re: Why, thank you!

We're DOOMED!

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Unsupervised Brit kids are meeting STRANGERS from the INTERNET

Jediben
Trollface

Re: Good advice, 5 years ago

I concur. The thought of ANYONE watching Miranda is distressing enough...

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Alarming tales: What goes on INSIDE Reg hack's hi-tech bedroom

Jediben

It's not the sleeping in another bed that's the problem, it's the sharing of it with another woman!

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Mac fans: You don't need Windows to get ripped off in tech support scams

Jediben
Trollface

I'd love to believe this article isn't a scam...

...But it's Apple so surely it just works?

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Oh, shoppin’ HELL: I’m in the supermarket of the DAMNED

Jediben

Re: Which is worse...

Those situations are not mutually exclusive! I've been in a situation where that woman was populating all available self-service machines simultaneously.

My take on the use of self service:

If you couldn't comfortably catch all the items you wish to purchase should they be thrown at you by irate staff, then you should sod off to a normal checkout. No trolleys!

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Jediben
Mushroom

Tesco are the worst

Their machines have been designed by complete retards and the UI is a shambles.

DO NOT GIVE ME FEEDBACK THAT YOU HAVE RECOGNISED MY TOUCH IF YOU THEN DO NOT RESPOND! You aren't my bloody girlfriend, that's her trick.

The number of times I have tapped the screen to use my card, or begin the shop and had the damn speaker perform the obligatory 'boop' sound, but then absolutely NOTHING occurs afterward is astounding. Repeated tapping will give you matching 'boops' but still no functionality. This is major fail.

The slowest part of this system once I've pressed 'finish and pay' should be ME getting my card from my wallet - not YOU printing my goddamn receipt or calculating Clubcard points either.

Worst of all is the restricted items. Invariably, the person who wishes to purchase that litre of Famous Grouse will also be purchasing 3 age-rated DVDs (in protective boxes), a set of steak knives and a blouse from the upstairs 'fashion' area, as well as a WHOLE TROLLEY of food. At the same time their 4 childen (who they have just picked up from school because supermarkets are the ideal location for such screaming shits, and doing the shopping BEFORE collecting them would be far too much effort) will do their best to 'help' their poor retard of a parent, who cannot locate the barcode on any item nor correctly identify a banana from an orange.

I have taken to utilising the newer 'scan and shop' facility for even the tiniest purchase. A hand held scanner and the threat of a 'random search' when buying a bag of crisps and a drink are minor inconveniences compared to queueing up for 'self-service' where 3 out of 8 checkouts are closed ("We haven't got enough staff" - Buh?!!) and of the 5 that remain open, one is for some reason "card only".

WTF? Why use the one that is card only when there are 3 others that are clearly functional but are just turned OFF?

I hate shopping.

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'200 million' fanbois using iOS 7 just a week after release - study

Jediben

No, it's more a matter of actually bothering to see what the release notes contain first, rather than

"Oooh iPhone says "Press to update"

<press>

"What did that just do?"

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Jediben
Gimp

Apple users 'mindlessly follow' their devices more (on average) so they are aware of the update and "slavishly accepted" the new features/look.

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Apple: Now that you've updated to iOS 7... YOU CAN NEVER GO BACK

Jediben
Holmes

And here I thought that the first word of the article's title would be clue enough...

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Shopping list for Tesco: Eggs, milk, bread, tablets (the £60 7in Android kind)

Jediben
Devil

Re: Mugs

I suspect that, much like the Archos 80 I bought for the missus last year, these things will be purchased and then rapidly relegated to being shoved in drawers or left under magazines while the BLOODY 4" iPHONE is used to do all the web browsing from the sofa.

SHE DOESN'T EVEN KNOW WHERE THE CHARGER IS! AAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!

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Ex-BT boss bags £9 MILLION bye-bye bundle, moves to key gov post

Jediben

Re: Good man.

Successful monopoly is successful. Troll like wise!

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Jediben
Trollface

Re: Wonder what remuneration committees for the members of that committee he sits on.

At least he will now have spare time to write some more Fighting Fantasy books!

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One of last few iPhone 5Ss STOLEN from within MASSIVE POLICE CORDON at Apple Store

Jediben

What an idiot

Desperate to advertise his ridiculously over-priced new purchase, he succeeded in only drawn admiration from a sticky fingered tea-leaf.

f course, he's set the phone up with his finger print reader, so it's completely locked down, right?....

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Fanbois shun 'crappy plastic' iPhone 5C

Jediben

Re: I for one welcome this new religion

"Applosians haven't been known to do that"

Real life begs to differ:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/06/20/danger_as_exploding_macbook_pro_battery_is_recalled/

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/01/apple_sued_for_exploding_ipod_touch/

Coolaid - you have too much of it.

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Microsoft's swipe'n'swirl pic passwords LESS secure than PINs, warn researchers

Jediben
Paris Hilton

Choose a picture Dozens of POIs

A tumblr collage from slimnbusty ought to do the trick!

Paris - because she might be among them.

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'Who knew in 1984 that Steve Jobs would be Big Brother?'

Jediben

Well they would say that, wouldn't they?

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David Attenborough warns that humans have stopped evolving

Jediben

Speak for yourself. In the West here, we are buff, ripped and physically supreme. Evolution doesn't "take good bits and leave out bad" - it's only once it has happened that you can see what the bad bits were. The good bits can become bad ones just as quickly.

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Virgin Media gives TiVo users access to Netflix

Jediben

I concur Phil W. We cancelled our Virgin Tivo service and took up a Netflix subscription, simply because the amount of time we had availabel meant we were very selective of what we actually watched. With Freeview/Freesat taking care of 'live' telly, the majority of output on these two services are substitutes for each other.

I can't see this being beneficial for Virgin to be honest.

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TV's goggle gaggle: EVERYBODY'S first with something at consumer tech feast

Jediben

Re: How do you measure curved TV size?

Presumably it's going to be marketed for multiplayer console gaming. I can't see his and hers TV viewing working very well, with him following a game of football and her trying to catch up with some soap opera, both in total silence.

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Billionaire Google founder splits with wife, allegedly beds Google Glass minx

Jediben

At least the kids will be taken care of, although they will probably wonder why their daddy is such a douche and grow up surrounded by material things that can never replace their dreams of a happy, complete family life. Who knows, maybe in ten years time they will be able to Google this article and cry to themselves at the rather limp innuendo.

Grow up, El Reg. This isn't tech news, this is life news - and it's not your life to talk about.

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Women in IT: ‘If you want to be taken seriously, dress like a man’

Jediben

Re: Quite sad...

You are Jason Thorne and I claim my £5!

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Tor usage up by more than 100% in August

Jediben
Joke

Re: Privacy enhanced comment

You are correct; Welsh is the best language for secrets.

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ISPs scramble to explain mouse-sniffing tool

Jediben
Devil

Re: Usefulness of the results?

I agree; for example they could assess the data, block your account and save me the trouble of having to click the downvote button at all!

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Star Wars revival secret: This isn't the celluloid you're looking for

Jediben
Headmaster

Re: I expect to be disappointed

"A long, long time ago...."

FIVE words.

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Probation officer gets TINY fine for spilling domestic violence victim's ADDRESS

Jediben
Stop

There isn't a perp - charges were dropped.

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Fear the JOBZILLA! 150ft STATUE of Steve planned 'lest fanbois forget'

Jediben
WTF?

Re: @ Anomalous Cowshed (was:A couple of comments and ideas)

He didn't try to charge you for use of his IP after, did he?

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Brits: We can STOP TROLLS if we know where they LIVE - poll

Jediben
Joke

Re: Right...

You tell 'em Homer. That said, we don't get it half as bad as cousin Jedibinladen...

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Elon Musk unveils Hyperloop – the subsonic tube of tomorrow

Jediben
Devil

Re: Fatal flaw, hyperloop is DOA

Never mind that bollocks, the first time an earthquake hits, the tube breaks up and a few hundred Americans are ejected at 400km/h into the desert.

On second thoughts...

A plan with no drawbacks. Carry on!

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Top execs off as Zynga's new CEO shaves 'layer' off senior ranks

Jediben
Joke

Probably filming a meeting.

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Netflix dares UK freetards: Watch new Breaking Bad NOW or torrent it?

Jediben
Devil

Turns out the NAS won. What an episode!

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