* Posts by drand

18 posts • joined 15 Nov 2012

Ashley Madison wide open to UK privacy lawsuits, claim lawyers

drand

Indeed - anyone with a security clearance who's on that list - especially a DV - will be expecting a tap on the shoulder.

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And another thing...

It's not just the people on the list who gave accurate information and were using the site for its intended purpose who might like to take legal action, is it?

It's those who were signed up maliciously and discovered AM performed no verification that the owner of the email address was consenting to creating an account.

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China's best phone yet: Huawei P8 5.2-inch money-saving Android smartie

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Headmaster

Re: Wrong battery specs

3450 is a reference to a Blackberry the author is comparing the P8 to.

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Note that the P8 doesn’t support either Fast Charging or any kind of wireless charging. In fact, the phone was the slowest charger of any I’ve tried, bar the BlackBerry Passport.

But that beast has a stonking 3450mAh battery, and you’d expect that to take a lot longer to power up.

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Sharing Economy latest: Women's BREAST MILK is the new 'liquid GOLD' of the internet

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Stop

Caution advised

Fair play to mothers making some cash from spare lactations - as a pro-breastfeeding father of two I wonder how much all those bags of expressed milk in the freezer would have been worth had I not chucked them away - but there is a small but still-there risk of passing Hepatitis C through breast milk, so buying it through any old source on t'internetz is A Bad Idea.

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Intel imagines chips in nappies to create the Internet of sh*t things

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Sometimes...

... you'll be pleased it's only brown. Heaven help you when you get a 'CODE GREEN.. POSSIBLY WITH BITS IN' and a buffer overflow onto the carpet.

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The internet IS a series of tubes. Kinda: A Reg 101 guide to cabling

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Re: Airflow

Bundles of copper cabling, due either to careless or unavaoidable routing*, obstructuing airflow to switches/servers I'd imagine.

* could be a pun here but it's too early in the morning.

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BLOOD STAR of the NEANDERTHALS passed close to our Sun

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Alert

0.8AU or 0.8 Light Years?

0.8 AU in the sub-heading got my attention, but the text seems to suggest 0.8 light years, which is more comforting.

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Chunky Swedish ice maiden: Volvo XC60 D4 Manual EE Lux Nav

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Meh

It's a fair bet it's a diesel...

if the tacho stops at 5k rpm! No need to open the filler cap.

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729 teraflops, 71,000-core Super cost just US$5,500 to build

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Headmaster

Re: “Gojira”...

Or 'Godzilla' is the English for 'Gojira'...

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Apple to PROTECT YOU from dreaded TROUSER EXPLOSIONS

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Stop

Is it 1st April already?

And that genevieve line...? Suspicious!

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iPhone 6: Most exquisite MOBILE? No. It is the Most Exquisite THING. EVER

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iPhone 6 nonsense = bumgas

Much like a baby's smile, it's actually just wind.

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Speaking in Tech: 'I'm an Apple guy and I COULD CARE LESS about the iWatch'

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Headmaster

How much do you care?

Nice to hear you could care less, but as I don't give a monkey's I couldn't.

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BT Tower to be replaced by 3D printed BT Tower

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Happy

BONG!

This definitely has a whiff of The Bongster about it.

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Globe grabbin,’ sphere slammin’, orb-tossin’, pill poppin’... Speedball

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Re: Joystick Killer

I twice had to take my Speedking joystick into school to re-solder the microswitches in the CDT lab over lunchtime, all due to SB2.

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Paper computers: Not mere pulp fiction

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Stop

Well argued, but..

Golf isn't really a sport, is it?

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The truth on the Navy carrier debacle? Industry got away with murder

drand
Black Helicopters

Re: New Carriers Defensive Weapons

That's why they won't go anywhere without a couple of T45s in tow.

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Entire Reg readership would fill 205 Olympic-sized swimming pools

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Name that pool

I think that might the Mountbatten Centre pool in Pompey - anyone kno' betta?

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Word wonks insist GIFs are really JIFs

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WTF?

gif, jif who cares...?

... But for the OED to suggest it could be a verb? If I heard anyone talk about 'giffing' I'd cuff them round the head, and no two ways about it.

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