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Putin: Crack Tor for me and I'll make you a MILLIONAIRE

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Re: Millionaire?

was the currency solid gold? if so it really would be worth scraping it

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Audio tech upstart DTS takes on Wi-Fi speaker juggernaut Sonos

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McIntosh, Sonus Faber and Wadia audio system brands

could they have ripped off any more brand names any closer than this?

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Sysadmin Day 2014: Quick, there's still time to get the beers in

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Pint

cheers!

as title

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BT: Hey guys, we've developed NEW MOBE TECH! It’s called... 2G

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One net

Is fab. £45 per month and all you can eat calls , 2gb data and unlimited land line to phone transfers. Also about 2 quid per day in most of Europe amd maybe woldwide to roam with all your data and features on your plan.

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LinkedIn slurps B2B marketing bods Bizo for $175m

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baked beans are off

Spam spam spam spam spam spam spam etc

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'Oh my god – Mark Zuckerberg wants to meet me'

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aliens

and...wait for it...queue religious nutcase statement in T minus 5....4......3.......2......1.....

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Test drive Microsoft Azure & meet Mark Russinovich

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page defrag

can someone can get a definitive answer from mr russinovich as to that question as to whether it is still / was bollox or not?

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10Gbps over crumbling COPPER: Boffins cram bits down telco wire

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Re: not round here

judging by some of my customers, this area is definitely not less-dense than anywhere else in the IT world...

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not round here

Some of my customers are lucky to be able to make a phone call on their god knows how old copper lines let alone get > 1mbs adsl. I think the quality of the copper might make a significant difference. Also...did they use monster cable or cyrus oxgen free speaker cable for this test??

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LIFE on Titan: If there's one thing aliens HATE, it's a SALTY BALL

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there's klingons on the starboard bow

maybe its not hospitable to life as we currently know it.....

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Kids hack Canadian ATM during LUNCH HOUR

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ftfy

" could be used by criminals (or apparently children) to break into the units"

Should be

"Anyone that can read"

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You've got two weeks to beat off Cryptolocker, GameoverZeus nasties

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a bit late to the party

we've been beating this one off (as it were) since September last year.

get crypto prevent (free from foolishit - yes really) and protect your users. for you corporate types, yes, you already have gpols in place to prevent things executing from temp locations and zip files. for us in the sole trader/sme world who dont have the ability to lock down customers pc's to that extent, this easily sets gpols for them at the click of a button. and its free.

also,as im sure you already know, make sure they have a versioning backup system. carbonite works a treat and they have a dedicated backup team who will help you roll back the infection till before it happened.

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US DoJ to appeals court: Haha, no, seriously – Apple totally inflated ebook prices

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MAX_HATE...

MAX_HEADROOM's evil twin?

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US skywatchers get Earth's first peek at new meteor shower

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invisible without specialist equipment.

Like what...a telescope?

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Space hackers prepare to reactivate antiquated spacecraft

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Where have you been?

Hello? Its getting cold and I cant hear. I did the thing you asked. Hello? Why wont you talk to me? Is something broken? Jeez. I think somethings broken. Blimey. This is getting dull. Wait. Where have you gone? Hello??? Oh god jesus christ all alone in the infinite void...talk to me...TALK TO ME! oh theyve gone. Really gone. Why have you forsaken meeeeeee??

Time passes...

Cchhh. Achh....hmm..HACK... huh? Sorry I've been asleep for a bit. Well frozen probably. Talking to things..dreams....err anyway...I remember...Oh what? A comet? A what? Really? Sounds...dangerous. im not sure. no maybe not. Really. No, it sounds shit. but i sure am glad to talk. What? OH! Rockets are firing....Ok. Im going!. Really? Lets see what this "comet" is then. Jesus christ! Seriously? Fuck im going to hit it!! Shit shit shit...aaaargh..SHHHHHHHIIIIIT.....oh oh oh...FUUUUUUCK.....oooh...aah...aaagh...uh...blimey....am I still here? What? Crickeys im still here. I sure dont like comets. Fucking hell that was close. Good job you werent deliberately aiming me at it. I forgive you...its nice just to talk. So...hows things? Hello?

Did I do bad? Ok. I love comets. Id do another one anytime. Really. Dont leave me. Why arent you talking to me? Did I do something wrong? Oh im a bad probe. A bad bad probe. Now they won't even answer me. Well I did the best I could. I feel old. Its getting colder. I did the best a little probe could do. Oh I hope they dont hate me...

Time passes....

Mm

Huh?

Mmm..Tired. sleepy.

A what? What the fuck is that? Now listen here. I may not have a great vocabulary but last time you fluffed me it was not great. I dont understand. .

"Crowd funding "? Thats not a new word for "comet" is it?

Promise?

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US giant NBC 'leaks' PRIVATE Amazon keys in Github Glenn gaffe

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I sell stuff like this..its crap but buy it

"As a vendor of cloud software-as-a-service, I’m obviously a big fan and supporter of correctly managed cloud services but, like any tool, cutting costs and reducing security creates risk."

Bingo.SaaS....so like err not giving the keys to the kingdom out to the rest of the world by simply clicking on someones name?

Also...

"Programmers must assume the worse and properly design around a threat model"

The worse? Think your cloud syntax may be slightly wrong there

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Venus Express to get final acid bath before crashing to surface

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mars is definately cooler

"It's clear Venus has a lot of new science to offer, but it's being somewhat overshadowed by its cooler, redder cousin."

there's not many things cooler than being able to remote control a nuclear powered laser wielding robot around the place...kinda difficult on venus at present.

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Brits to vote: Which pressing scientific challenge should get £10m thrown at it?

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Re: Is the flight one even the right question?

already been thought of a loong time ago by IKB. Elon Musk was working on it recently too...hyperloop i think he called it.

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'Microsoft Research slides' show touch-enabled Office - report

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and also

it will be on a tiny screen. good luck with excel

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Cloud computing is FAIL and here’s why

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SME's are the coal face

couldnt agree more with the last post....i work mainly with SME's...small budget but a day down for an SME is a huge problem. sme for me is 1 to 10 people. when you first encounter them, they havent a clue about IT. they have their business and do email and sage and documents and maybe some other stuff. they dont back up. they have norton installed from the computer they bought at pc world. now we are going to let them buy pc's as a service form some cock whose entire "support" is based on magical pixies who work round the clock from some 3rd world country, who cant do IT let alone speak english? imagine if talk talk were doing your IT...i mean holy shit!!

local IT engineer....

broadband down - no prob, lets use 3g off your phone, or if they have a bigger budget, it will fail over onto the 3g from the router if they've paid for a decent router.

pc fails...well, you can use someone elses if its critical...shove them off their pc, install software if necessary and do mission critical stuff on it whilst i fix yours, or simply build a new machine - few hours.

server fails....worst case we can rebuild it...might take a good few hours though.

if they are on a cloud infrastructure (windows as a service, db as a service, in fact anything as a service) and it fails noone can fix it except the cloud provider - lets say its fasthosts level of support...could be weeks. call them up...hello, my name is johnny (actually rapesh in bangalore) , how can i help?

oh.....fuck!

heres the future guys - its not bright and it sure as shit aint orange.

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oops

ran out of edit time....a few mistakes in the last post and a few beers here...really though, how can a comany with 10 of thousands of servers all supposed to be redundant and failover not work properly?

"for whatever reason i worked for a DR company (adam associates/global continuity) 18 years ago that worked on failover of servers back in NT days....thats 20 years ago..."

should read

"for whatever reason. i worked for a DR company (adam associates/global continuity) 18 years ago that worked on failover of servers back in NT days....thats 18 years ago..."

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no, not really

so how would this fail locally exactly?

on a local pc....your pc might die for many reasons or you might get a virus assuming your policies are shit and you are an idiot. you might forget your password (aaargh twat!!) and not be able to reset it because you dont have anyone that can use utilman / cmd swapover or a linux disk to reset it.

the worst that could happen would be for you to go out and buy another pc. takes, what, an hour? or rebuild your pc...then bung your dvd in and install it. or if you are more technically minded, fix the one you have. so a new pc costs money, but how much are you losing in revenue whilst it is down?

as its been said before, if you leave all your IT to someone else who will employ god knows who to look after your "kit" what do you expect? its like going to PC World to get advice....guess who you are dealing with? someone who tries to sell you windows 8 and norton because the margins are high or because they cant sell you anything else.

they wont ask you what you plan to do with the pc, understand that actually, a samsung 840 pro ssd and 8gb of ram and even a g2120 (£30) cost very little now and will kick the arse out of an i7 and a sata disk - they are just flogging their stuff to you. they dont care. you are one many. if they lose you as a customer, its not important. if they lose your data, so what? you get pissed, have your business down for hours or days and then go somewhere else. at this stage, you have already let your IT guys go.

even the big boys like amazon and MS cant get the failover right - they wouldnt have outages otherwise, for whatever reason i worked for a DR company (adam associates/global continuity) 18 years ago that worked on failover of servers back in NT days....thats 20 years ago...we invented a thing called double take that was revolutionary but didnt really work properly at the time (cant comment on what it s like now though, hopefully much better) i cant believe that the system they knocked up at time doesnt now work flawlessly. it kinda worked back then. but now? why doesn't it just fucking work? server clusters were just becoming fashionable then - its now 20 years on. cloud promises redundant immediate failover systems but it KEEPS going wrong...why is this?

because they are a bunch of clunts. simple. they dont care about you as a customer because you are one of many.

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how about a new term, "Clunts"

for people who are proponents of cloud everything - a combination of "cloud" and some other word that eludes me for the moment and hopefully the moderator too.

possible uses:

"are we really gonna buy services from these Clunts?"

"your 5.20 meeting with the Clunts is approaching"

"its down again? i don't believe these Clunts!"

"can you call those Clunts and ask them what the heck is happening?"

"tell those Clunts to get their finger out"

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Microsoft throws Kinect under a bus, slashes Xbox One to $399

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Re: Xbox One owners in denial is a really funny thing.

OS popcorn. ..for when your kernel overheats

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Spotty solar power management platform could crash the grid

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Re: Reporting

Thats not true. They dont measure it. They assume you pump back a half or quarter (cant remember off the top of my head) of what you generate (which they do measure)

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We're from the SAME DUST CLOUD, BRO: Boffins find Sun's long-lost sibling

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Re: "...4.5 billion years ago...” Ramirez said. “A lot of things can happen in that amount of time.”

the daily mail, for instance

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Google: Mmm. Tab-free Gmail desktop client? We won't DENY it

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deja vu

"one that is clearly designed to function across a variety of screen sizes without losing functionality"

now where has this gone badly, balmerly, badly wrong in the recent past?

it wont work the same on a 27" fucking desktop monitor as it does on a phone you dicks. how can it? it might look the same but it wont be as usefull.

oh ffs.

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Yaarrgh! LOOK OUT! UK set to be BURIED under MOUNTAIN of TABLETS

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Stock in the Channel

stupid place to keep it

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Symantec: Antivirus is 'DEAD' – no longer 'a moneymaker'

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wow. i made a difference

i have been (not single-handedly I'm sure, but it seems like that) removing norton everywhere i find it.

good to know I've made a difference over the years

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What HAS BEEN SEEN? OMG it's a thing that looks like an iWatch

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insane

How could that description be patented? Its a box I tell you. A box yeah. Its got stuff in it. Yeah. And glue. Yeah its gonna make me millions kid.

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HP's Whitman rues 'biggest failure' at eBay Japan

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how to turn hp around

Stop selling shit. You used to make good kit. Now you dont. Seems fairly straightfoward. And please ffs try and write a printer driver that is less than 300 fucking meg

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Google's self-driving car breakthrough: Stop sign no longer a problem

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4 way stop sign

what happens if 4 driverless cars meet at a 4 way stop sign?

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Teen student texter busts 20-second tongue-twisty SMS barrier

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Bankrupt Bitcoin bunker blender begins: MtGox admin starts liquefaction

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Re: @psychonaut

ahh - and theres me thinking i was all original...damn!!!

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the usual (banking) suspects

kobayashi is the lawyer? this couldnt get anymore sinister

after all.....The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was to convince the world he didn't exist.....And like that, poof. He's gone.

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Zuck talks up mobile shift as Facebook money mill rolls on

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f's

is that "shit" or "millf"?

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Look behind you, 'declining' sub-$5bn iPod. The iWatch has come... to EAT YOU

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stopped reading at

"an analyst has predicted"

we really do need a B-Ark. soon.

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No longer Square: Pear-shaped payments biz seeks buyer - report

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paypal

are theiving bastards.

use secure server hosting or any other UPG - i pay 20p per transaction for debits and about 1.5% fro credit cards. no card reader required, no monthly fee, its all online.

cheap, easy, accessible from anywhere with a net connection.

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Audio fans, prepare yourself for the Second Coming ... of Blu-ray

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furthermore

Otherwise get a gramaphone and a chair. Maybe even get dolby with that, grandad

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WHAT

dicks. If your amp doesn't go up to 11 then you have no fucking idea. Clipping? Thats when the crossover coils in your 767's start melting the plastic on the back because you ran the output of your technics mash cd player through the denon drm800a rec in and then back to the pioneer a400 because it wouldnt play welcome to the jungle loud enough. Ever been to a gig? Or a festival? Festival drift? Or you cant heat the treble cos you are in the front row and you are being pushed and pulled by evrryone else as the crowd pulsates back and forth? try feeling your music instead of trying to hear it.

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Heartbleed vuln under ACTIVE ATTACK as hackers map soft spots

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Re: foss

I know what I mean. As did you. Twat/pedant. The song remains the same

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foss

Thats right. Freely open to read. Freely open to expoit.should be freely open to fix but it wasn't now was it.fuckwits. I LOVE the fact that ms arent effected.

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iFixit boss: Apple has 'done everything it can to put repair guys out of business'

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Re: mac book air screen

Yes I agree but this is my point...25gramms? You wouldnt even be able to tell the difference without scales. A few mm here an there is no biggie. But you are right...built in obselecance and if it breaks get a new one.

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mac book air screen

price for the "spare" (not the screen, but the entire top half) is over £600 plus vat.

you can buy a replacement non-apple screen fro £100. its 1mm thick and apple glue it, (yes glue it) into the top half. so there is no way in the world you can get the old screen out without getting tiny slivers of razor sharp screen all over the place, cutting yourself or getting the fluid from the screen all over the diffussers behind the screen. even if you then get new diffusers, its (well, it was for me) impossible to get them to line up correctly so the screen appears blotchy.

never doing one of them again.

imac hard disk repalcement. takes about an hour. pain in the arse.

iphone screen replacement. takes about an hour.

is it really so difficult to make this stuff so that it can be repaired? the extra weight of screws cant be that much, the extra size of the device (a mm or something?) wouldnt be such an issue would it?

glued in batteries, screens, aaagh!

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Naver raver charged over 25 MEEELLION account breach palaver

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i always knew SEO was a giant rip off

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Airbnb might get $10bn price tag ... despite its legal woes

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Re: Where did all the money come from?

What money? The 10bn doesnt even exist. Its certainly not in their bank account. Someone somewhere thinks...thinks...its worth 10bn. What a load of shit. The sooner we shoot these cock suckers in the face at close range the better off we will all be.

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10bn?

for a fucking website that lets you rent out an apartment?

fuck me.

now - wheres my copy of frontpage 2003...gonna set myself up....ive just bought www.rentmeout.co.uk who wants to buy in? could also have interesting other uses.

no wonder anyone who hasnt got any money hasnt got any money.

all the money in the world is tied up by cunts who have lots of money giving it to other cunts who piss it away on bullshit.

right, wheres my vat of wine. oh, its gone. sorry, i may have sworn a few times there.

never mind.

cunts.

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Microsoft exec: I don't know HOW our market share sunk

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Re: Public Impression

Microsoft accounts.

fantastic package, i mean blinding for a small business. and its free. (you can get the pro upgrade by doing a survey / small exam which is piss easy)

i still use it. it does everything i need. (i use MOA 2009). its multi user, integrates with word and excel and access seamlessly. it is absolutely fantastic.

annoyingly, support for it got pulled the year after i started using it, but it still works just fine.

i look after a lot of customers with many different sage products. this is the reason i didnt use sage when i was looking for an accounts package...

such a shame they sold it to mammoth or something similarly named.

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