* Posts by GreggS

156 posts • joined 24 Feb 2012

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Fresh hell for TalkTalk customers: TeamView trap unleashed

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Still, look on the bright side.

I'm told they're cheap.

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Belgian brewery lays 3.2km beer pipeline

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Re: Have the Simpsons done that?

They did, it was in Homer v the Eighteenth Amendment. Pipes carried bowling balls filled with beer into Moe's..

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I really wouldn't like to be cleaning those pipes!

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Nuisance caller fined a quarter of a million pounds by the ICO

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So, they bombard people with calls about compensation for job-related hearing loss and get fined £250'000. That'll fall on deaf ears now they're no longer trading.

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Inside Electric Mountain: Britain's biggest rechargeable battery

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Yeah but don't feel that sorry for them - they have far more commercial breaks in their shows than we do (even Sky 1).

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Irish mum coughs to children's allowance fiddle

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Re: Out of sight, out of mind?

Nailing's too good for them! nasty as something I just thought up!

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Amazon UK boss is 'most powerful' man in food and drink

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Coat

Amazon Prime

Rib, anyone?

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NetNames confirms easily.co.uk whacked by cyber crims

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Re: "Told punters yesterday", did they?

The legit one I got (as i still have one of my wife's domains with them) only contained links to the legit easily.co.uk site, but i iwas also one of the ones thay said didn't have my domain on the list that was accessed.

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Arabic-speaking cyberspies targeting BOFHs with crude but effective attacks

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Re: Justice Served

Unfortunately, stupid is as stupid does. You'd hope people in these positions would know though!

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Official: North America COMPLETELY OUT of new IPv4 addresses

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is this why

Facebook has stopped working?

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Ofcom issues stern warning over fake caller number ID scam

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Virgin Media ask multiple times for characters from your password.

They get you to input three characters from your password using the keypad on your phone before you've even got through to anybody, then the person on the end of the phone asks you to confirm three letters of your password. My response? No, sorry, i've already given you that information. They never argue about it, but it is a little annoying.

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Game, set and DEATHMATCH: Drone TERROR ORDEAL at US Open tennis tournament

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Re: Oh for Christ' sake

Tell that to Enrique Inglesias!

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HP insists 'we don't have a global dress code' – while deleting one from its website

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Friday

Go naked to work day!

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At last we know for sure. Blighty's 'best mobile network' is ...

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4G?

Bloody jailers pets. I can't even get a 2G signal with EE at home or in my employers secondary office (which ironically is right next door to Adastral Park). It's also took them well over a month to sort out a problem with my booster to as of yet, no avail.

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Goodbye Vulcan: Blighty's nuclear bomber retires for the last time

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Re: A beautiful aircraft though - Possibly the loudest thing I've ever seen move.

Don't get me wrong - i've heard them lift off and boy do they make a noise, it's just that when i saw it on Saturday it made hardly any sound moving at low level at a slow speed, almost refined in its old age.

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A beautiful aircraft though

For a big lad, he's very quiet and can move a bit. I was in luck when it did a low-level fly past of our football game this Saturday after It just been doing some aerobatics over East Midlands Airport. Didn't see or hear it coming until it was overhead. I've also seen it at airshows and the acrobatics this thing can pull off puts many more modern fighter jets to shame.

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Indiana Jones whips Bond in greatest movie character poll

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Indiana Jones? He doesn't even need to be in the first film;

from The Big Bang Theory

Sheldon Cooper: [theme from 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' is playing] So, what do you think?

Amy Farrah Fowler: It was good.

Sheldon Cooper: That's it? Good?

Amy Farrah Fowler: I enjoyed it. When you told me I was going to be "losing my virginity" I didn't think you meant showing me 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' for the first time.

Sheldon Cooper: My apologies; I chose my words poorly. I should have said you were about to have your world rocked on my couch. Anyway, thank you for watching it. It's one of my all-time favorites.

Sheldon Cooper: It was very entertaining, despite the glaring story problem.

Sheldon Cooper: Story problem? Oh, Amy! What a dewy-eyed moon-calf you are. 'Raiders of the Lost Ark' is the lovechild of Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, two of the most gifted filmmakers of our generation. I've watched it thirty-six times, except for the snake scene and the face-melting scene which I can only watch when it's still light out, but. I defy you to find a story problem. Here's my jaw; drop it.

Amy Farrah Fowler: All right. Indiana Jones plays no role in the outcome of the story. If he weren't in the film, it would turn out exactly the same.

Sheldon Cooper: Oh, I see your confusion. You don't understand; Indiana Jones was the one in the hat with the whip.

Amy Farrah Fowler: No, I do. And if he weren't in the movie the Nazis would have still found the ark, taken it to the island, opened it up, and all died. Just like they did. Let me close that for you.

[gently pushes his chin up to close his mouth]

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Ready to go again, soldier? Final Fantasy VII remake revealed

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Re: Report card

I managed to get Aeris limit break the last time i played through it. It's a big grind getting there but worth it in the end, it is actually one of if not the best limit break of all the characters.Oh and just for smugness, i had three sets of master materia, one for each character taken into combat.

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Re: "...regularly requiring 40+ hours to complete..."

If you wanted to get Aeris Break Limit before she ***SPOILER ALERT*** dies, then it took an awful long time. Then take into account chcobo breeding and maxing out your materia (then maxing out the newly "birthed" ones) you're talking WELL over 100 hours.

Kids today, they don't realise what games are really made of!

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Re: A fantastic game

Pretty sure you could, you could also pair that with the materia that allowed you to repeat the last one used (can't remember it's name) so in theory, all your party could do the same thing (my memory is not what it was when i first played this game)

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Airbus warns of software bug in A400M transport planes

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Re: "The project ran late and over budget. "

That could be the corporate motto of Airbus

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Next-gen Freeview telly won't be another disruptive 4Ker

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Re: uhd? i dont want hd!

Most (if not all) of the HD channels on Freeview and Freesat are now in the 100 range so you must have a VERY old box and TV. I had the argument with my dad some time ago on the visual differences between HD and SD - his old eyes couldn't (or didn't want to) see the difference, my slightly younger ones can, even on a 32" set.

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Re: More than 4 catup services...

I think if you look on youtube, there's millions of catup videos.

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Cheer up songwriters, there's shedloads of money rolling in

GreggS

Dirty Cash

Money talks....

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/libertyx/dirtycash.html

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or the obvious..

Money for nothing.

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/direstraits/moneyfornothing.html

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I want to be rich and I want lots of money

http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/lilyallen/thefear.html

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NASA probe sent to faraway planet finds DWARF world instead: Pics

GreggS

"and the craft should be able to send data back for up to a decade to come"

Pah, Voyager looks down on the young upstarts lack of stamina.

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Sony nabs cloud gamers OnLive, administers swift headshot

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Nvidia

The Nvidia GRID gaming system is very similar to the OnlIve one, i.e. games are streamed to its SHIELD devices. My son happily plays Batman Arkham Asylum and most of the other games available which are free at least until 30th June :-( without any lag or gameplay issues, so it can work.

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Hated biz smart meter rollout: UK.gov sticks chin out, shuts eyes

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Yes you can refuse to have one fitted, supposedly with no detriment to you or your bill. That doesn't mean that they won't fit another device to be able to remotely cut you off though, which aren't covered by the current legislation and so could probably do it without your agreement - not that they would do something like that of course!

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A waste of money

The money would be far better spent cutting the subsidies to renewal by making their entry into the market less costly. This could involve research into more efficient solar panels, wind farms that can actually be ran when it's windy and using the subsidies for them to actually build the things in the first place (rather than just for them to produce) amongst other things.

What the government should be doing is looking at why is it that renewable generators only tend to produce when it befits them the most, i.e. when the subsidies and prices we are paying are at the highest (usually times of highest demand). If they were forced to produce at low peak times, we could easily replace a coal or gas fired power station or two with the renewables we currently have connected to the grid. It makes me mad that new technologies such as tidal (and even the newly proposed nuclear power station) say it's not in their best interest to build their plants unless they get a huge government subsidy for the electric they produce (in the case of said tidal and nuclear up to three times the going rate).Subsidise the building to encourage new ones, not the cost of producing, if it's inefficient, that's their problem - use the billions being wasted on smart meters to fund research into making production, transmission and distribution more efficient!

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Re: Let Downing Street lead

You have to have smart consumers to have smart meters so i think you've hit on a problem right there.

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Re: I don't get it at all.

They are meant to maximise the supply companies profits by them finally being able to bill their customers correctly (although that is debateable). Increase Distribution companies profits by them being able to charge for access and the connection. The benefit to the customer is the smallest part of the pie and even that is debateable on a long term outlook when the initial "wow, look what happens when i switch this off" effect has got so boring that they stop turning stuff off just to see what happens - they do after all have to keep watching TV, boiling that kettle and whacking their thermostat up to full in the winter.

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Woman caught on CCTV performing drunken BJ blew right to privacy

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She seems to have turned

a wee problem into a very large one. O well, thar' she blows.

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RIP Sir Terry Pratchett: Discworld author finally gets to meet DEATH

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Re: ― Terry Pratchett, Going Postal

“...no-one is finally dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away... The span of someone's life, they say, is only the core of their actual existence.”

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BBC: We'll give FREE subpar-Raspberry-Pis to a million Brit schoolkids

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Re: What a bunch of ****ing moaners

What he said.

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UK call centre linked to ‘millions’ of nuisance robo-calls raided by ICO

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Re: raided Thursday a call centre

so was the cold call centre called Thursday cold called on a Thursday?

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Lost WHITE CITY of the MONKEY GOD found after 500 years

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Durr, durr, durr derrr, durr, durr, derrrr.

Dur, dur, dur, derrrrr, dur, dur , dur dur, dur-de-dur.

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Paul Allen hunts down sunken Japanese WWII super-battleship

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Re: Who trained the Japanese to torpedo bomb?

Arguably so as they were our Allies against Germany in the First World War and learnt some of their craft during that campaign. William Forbes-Sempill went there in the 20's and was later found to be passing on military secrets to them.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sempill_Mission

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EasyGroup continues bizarre, time-travelling domain crusade

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That's why I'm Easy.

Easy like Sunday morning. So much that they'll probably want to hijack sundaymorning.whatever next and claim it's synonymous with their trademark.

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Tulsa woman bludgeons man mercilessly with laptop

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Without Dell-ving into the details of the case.

To get her off this charge she needs an Acer lawyer! It could prove to be utter Tosh(iba).At least she didn't hit him round the head with a superfish first! http://youtu.be/xCwLirQS2-o

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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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