* Posts by Jediben

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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"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

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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

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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

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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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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?

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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Holmes

...The action?

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Joke

Re: #newselfietrends

Those shots tend to turn out quite poorly lit.

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Miss Teen US 'sextortion' hacker pleads guilty

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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

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Trollface

Re: WTF?

Who gives a shit? :)

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

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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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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

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Mushroom

Re: Why, thank you!

We're DOOMED!

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Unsupervised Brit kids are meeting STRANGERS from the INTERNET

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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

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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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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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