* Posts by GreggS

114 posts • joined 24 Feb 2012

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Thousands of UK drivers' details leaked through hole in parking ticket website

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Actually, why not just go back to the old way of doing things where they had to pay on a case by case basis for the DVLA to provide them with the details for "legitimate" usage? That way, only the DVLA is to blame if a whole database gets swiped. Why should the DVLA be able to sell our data without our permission (although there's probably a big section in the small print of any vehicle registration and licence renewal that says they can - so there, tough titty), unless it's to law enforcement, for law enforcement purposes.

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Re: Yet another reason..

You can't give PO Boxes, that has been the case for some years;

"Write your new name or new address in section 6 of your V5C (you can’t give joint names or Post Office box addresses)."

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

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And throw him to floor, Sir?

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Lenovo shipped lappies with man-in-the-middle ad/mal/bloatware

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And they wonder

Why the US military and other government departments were worried about them buying the IBM laptop business? Wonder if Huawei do the same then they really would have a field day.

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HTTP/2 spec gets green light: Faster web or needless complexity?

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yeah but

Does it load my grumpy cat videos any quicker?

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O2 notifies data cops 'for courtesy' ... AFTER El Reg intervenes in email phish dustup

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Re: Who says it's a breach

Either that, or a disgruntled member of the IT staff did!!

Of course, some of this data is shared between networks & OFCOM, so who's to say that one of them couldn't be the source of the breach?

Coming as it does with Three mulling over a takeover......

Me, cynical?

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Trouble comes in threes: Yet ANOTHER Flash 0-day vuln patch looming

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Flash

AAAAAAAAHHHHHHH!

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NXP flings sueball at Marvell over Xbox NFC chips

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Dont most laptops

and tablets have this tech? Won't those chips be by Qualcomm/Marvell/Intel??

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'YOUTUBE is EVIL': Somebody had a tape running, Google...

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Re: The new man

Not just music & video rights. Images, documents, personal information and your first born.

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Then there were 3: Another UK mobile network borged ...

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Re: cool phone number Implanted

Wikipedia FTFY - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multi-Coloured_Swap_Shop

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Re: cool phone number Implanted

It would be quite cool if it weren't for the fact it was 01 811 8055. Tiswas was far more cool, if only for the fact that my Dad used to work on it (he was quite often to be found chucking the water into the cage)

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Game over? Sony FINALLY offers compensation to MEELLIONS of PSN hack victims

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Sony Email

Had one from them today thanking me for my patience during the recent service interruption. Extending my PSPlus subscription by 5 days and 10% discount on a purchase of games and add-ons (between 23rd - 26th Jan).

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Planning to upgrade your Lumia to Windows 10? NOT SO FAST

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Re: is it because they're ARM?

So after everybody bitching about them for so long, it appears that Microsoft are actually ARMless after all.

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Microsoft will give away Windows 10 FREE - for ONE year

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I'm not frightened of installing this

..You will be. You will be.

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Will fondleslab's fickle finger of fate help Windows 10?

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Re: I think I'm getting old :(

Actually i'm quite looking forward to Windows 10 if only so that i can wipe the blight of Windows 8.1 off my son's laptop - it can't be as bad as that, can it?

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German iron meets Monaco's highlands: Audi A1 review

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So how much MPG do you get?

"Funnily enough, you don’t get anything like that on the bits of road that are used for the Monte Carlo rally" - so what can the Average Joe on the commute expect?

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Post-pub nosh neckfiller: 1.5 MILLION SCOVILLE masala omelette

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Re: Semi Skinned?

That's probably what his backside will be when it comes out the other end!

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Boybanders ONE DIRECTION launch DoS attack on open-source bods

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Re: Lordy...

No - Lordy are playing the following weekend!

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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My eyes hurt!

Looks very PC Pro-ish now (and that's not necessarily a good thing). Also looks poor on a HD screen.

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Gaming's driving ambitions: The Crew and Grand Theft Auto V

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Re: Always online requirement? No sale.

Perhaps they were at breaking point because they just couldn't get their braking point right.

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APPLE set to Air PLUS-SIZED iPAD – claims mag

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Re: A plate of...

Humble pie?

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Businessman takes Google to High Court to block online abuse from search results

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Re: A bit strange...

They damn well should be next!

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I need a password to BRAKE? What? No! STOP! Aaaargh!

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Well

The indicators are expensive optional extras!

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The cloud that goes puff: Seagate Central home NAS woes

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Having gone through this myself

I feel your pain. I was quite lucky in the fact that I could read the contents of the drive from my now broken Buffalo linkstation and was able to copy them to a new device. Now I use a Synology NAS in RAID 6 configuration (4 disks) which is backed up to a USB attached drive (just to copy my photos and music). I also have a second Synology NAS I am able to use as well another Buffalo Linkstation. Not that i'm paranoid or anything, but they WILL fail!

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Toyota to launch hydrogen (ie, NATURAL GAS) powered fuel cell hybrid

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Only in Japan though - until Sept 2013?

Does it go back in time when it reaches 88 MPH?

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The Nokia ENIGMA THING and its SECRET, TERRIBLE purpose

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Ho, Hum

It's an Android tablet!

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Samsung slams door on OLED TVs, makes QUANTUM dot LEAP

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I just want

a telly that can do motion properly, i don't care about size and number of pixels - they mean nought if a TV can't show a picture without any motion blur.

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Boxing clever? Amazon Fire TV is SO CLOSE to being excellent

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Obsolete?

Samsung TV's have the Amazon Prime app, the Plex media player, BBC iPlayer plus all the other catch-ups and I'm sure their competitors do too. OK, not everyone has a fancy "smart" TV but even so, it must be a gamble in this day an age with margins so tight to be releasing a piece of hardware like this, especially one tied down to a particular service.

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Re: Plex?

I use it and it's perfectly fine. Not quite up to the finesse of the Samsung TV app but better than the Roku one.

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EE launches 150Mbps '4G+' in the heart of London

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Hmmph!

Would be nice to get a decent 2g signal!

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Gates and Ballmer NOT ON SPEAKING TERMS – report

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Re: "where he advises Nadella on technology matters"

W98? Windows ME surely?

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Apple iPhone 6: Missing sapphire glass screen FAIL explained

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Oh well

I'll wait until the 6s next year

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Pimp my lounge and pierce my ceiling: Home theatre goes OTT

GreggS

I love

a party with a happy ATMOSphere

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One step closer to ROBOT BUTLERS: Dyson flashes vid of VACUUM SUCKER bot

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Or is it

a toy hovercraft like the one that (briefly) appears in the vid?

Either way, it will will either suck or blow in equal measure.

And stop calling him Shirley.

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Premier League wants to PURGE ALL FOOTIE GIFs from social media

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Re: copyright is for creative works

Isn't that what ultimately did for the non-UK based satellite services offering Premier League games cheaply to pubs? The broadcasting and receiving of them was OK, but as soon as the Premier League logo appears, it became breach of copyright and therefore illegal to show. I would of thought the same thing applies here, incl. Sky logos and any other advertising, team logo's and presumably any breach of image rights the players may have.

Sorry state of affairs though and just one more reason to hate Murdoch and the Premier league. best league in the World my arse.

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Bose says today is F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle

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Re: "producing superior products through innovative technology"

No, if they were joking they'd have started with something like - A depressed horse walks in to a bar, the barman says, "Why the long face?", the horse replies, "Because I'm depressed". And don't call them Shirley.

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Motorist 'thought car had caught fire' as Adele track came on stereo

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Re: Rumour Has it

Hey I just wanted to Make You Feel My Love

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Rumour Has it

He thought instead of a hard shoulder it was a Cold Shoulder and was just Chasing Pavements instead.

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Listen: WORST EVER customer service call – Comcast is 'very embarrassed'

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Three

I had a very similar 30 minute exchange with one of Three's "customer representatives". Best part of it was I was actually calling them in the Three shop so every customer that came in could hear my exchange. Even the shop staff were incredibly embarrassed

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Barclays Bank counter staff to become iPad-toting 'community bankers'

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Are you sure

they said "Bankers"?

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El Reg nips down IKEA's 'I've Got A Screw Loose Street'

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Gotham

In Nottinghamshire always has its signs stolen, can't think why. Perhaps they need to employ a vigilante law enforcer to stop it happening.

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Google went behind our backs and really HURT US, squeal upset porn kingpins

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Surely

This is nothing but a little prick in their revenues. The big pricks you still have to pay for directly via their site.!

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BT at last coughs to 'major outage' after broadband went titsup across UK on Sat

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Funny

As Virgin Media's DNS was also lousy at the weekend. Switched to using both Google & OpenDNS and they were fine.

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27 Data-Slurping Facts BuzzFeed Doesn't Want You To Know!

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Stupid is..,

as stupid does

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Virgin Media boss AND ex-Murdoch man: BSkyB broadband is 'lousy'

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Re: Satisfied..

Agreed. I've been with them for several years now, via Sky & O2(before Sky bought them) and have found them to be very reliable and easy to deal with.

(also in no way related to the fact I just got an upgrade to their 150Mb/s service, saving myself £5 per month in the process for a one-off fee of £5)

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Redmond is patching Windows 8 but NOT Windows 7, say security bods

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Or couldn't it just be

That the OS's are different by design?

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Monster croc 'the BALROG' tussles with mighty Titanoboa snake

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Are you sure

That's not just a still from this film?

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1680138/?ref_=nm_flmg_act_6

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US bloke raises $250k to build robo-masturbation device

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I'm blown away

let's hope for all those self-gratifiers out there that despite the whole idea behind it, the product doesn't blow.

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Quantum teleportation gets reliable at Delft

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Re: *Ahem*

I was going to come up with some witty response, but really can't be arsed.

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