* Posts by casaloco

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Doom, Mario, Pac-Man level up to video gaming's Hall of Fame

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Elite and Wolfenstien 3d

Elite and Wolfenstien 3d were game changers and technical feats of genius. Elite was ground-breaking and made use of the available hardware in a way that is still staggering to programmers today, and Wolfenstien 3d started a whole genre that forms the backbone of the current games market, as well as being the first game to make full use of 386 mode, as well as write to one part of the graphics memory while another part was being displayed.

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US court agrees $563m settlement over CRT anti-trust allegations

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Chances of claiming?

Chances of claiming.... roughly 50% of 4/5ths of f**k all.

You'll need proof of purchase and NO-ONE will have receipts.

The money will end up being split between the legal team.

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Reader suggestion: Using HDFS as generic iSCSI storage

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Want

Something every small business has needed for some time. Quality reliable shared network drives... in the cloud.

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RAF radar station crew begs public for cash to buy gaming LAN kit

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No TV

Sky? You're telling me they can't put up a small Sky dish?

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Fondleslab deaths grounded ALL of American Airlines' 737s

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Apple...

...what's the betting Apple pulled the app from the iStore as unapproved, and deleted it from the iPads?

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Who's come to fix your broadband? It may be a Fed in disguise. Without a search warrant

casaloco

Wait...

Wait... so now you can use evidence from an illegal search in court... to get a search warrant for a search?

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Accused Silk Road boss's lawyer insists he was just a fall guy

casaloco

Apparently they missed the point

Apparently they missed the point of the moniker "Dread Pirate Roberts".

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'Revenge porn' bully told not to post people's nude pics online. That's it. That's his punishment

casaloco

He charged too much

He charged too much for the take-downs. Is he had stuck to $10-$20 he would probably still be running it and would be a millionaire by now.

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Wham, bam... premium rate scam: Grindr users hit with fun-killing charges

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Re: the solution is simple

Just allow you to refuse to pay them and make it a civil matter fr them to collect the money directly.

The problem with premium rate numbers is your phone company demand the money from you, gives it to them, and then leaves you to try to recover the money, despite you having no direct contract with the premium rate "service" provider. There is, as far as I know, no other customer relationship like this anywhere else. As a concept, that system simply wont work due to how open to abuse it is.

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casaloco

Why?

Why are these phone number even allowed to EXIST?!? There cannot POSSIBLY be ANY legal reason why anyone would knowingly pay these sort of charges. The only thing I can think of is some sort of money laundering scheme, allowing drug dealers ect to pay each other in a less traceable way.

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Lloyds supplier payments TITSUP: What, you want MONEY from a BANK?

casaloco

Suppliers....

Suppliers should just turn up and remove any unpaid-for kit. Lets see how well Lloyds operate without any servers. Or simply put in a bankruptcy request.

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BT bemoans 'misconceived' SUPERFAST broadband regs

casaloco

This sort of crap

This sort of crap isn't going to help the Fibre roll-out. Tell BT they can't charge their competitors very much and they'll stop rolling out Fibre. Why would you invest in new network expansion when you then have to allow your own competitors to undercut you using the cables you just installed?

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European data law: UK.gov TRASHES 'unambiguous consent' plans

casaloco

Could you refuse...

Could you refuse consent for any electrical, gas or water firm to hold ANY information about you or your house? I can't see how they could disconnect you as that would require them to write down your address, which they wouldn't be allowed to do without your consent. And they could't call you or write to you to ask for consent once you had withdrawn it...

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Sony FINGERS DDoS attackers for ruining PlayStation's Xmas

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xboxPS4 Widows Strike

I think the hackers were hired by a group of angry girlfriends and wives.

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Virgin Media CUTS OFF weekend 'net surfers after embarrassing smut-filtering snafu

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What I never understood

What I never understood, is if they can block "unsafe" and "unsuitable" sites, why don't they have an option to block adverts. Or even better, some port blocking options. Less than 0.05% of users need access to inbound FTP, HTTP, RDP etc. They could massively reduce traffic and improve security by letting you choose which ports to open at an ISP level... basically an ISP level firewall. 95+% of people don't need ANY inbound ports open.

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Are you a gun owner? Let us in OR ELSE, say Blighty's top cops

casaloco

The problem of course

The problem of course is that it relies of the police officers judgement.

Of late, our police have been shown to, at best, have very poor judgement.

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£150m, three years... TWO base stations. Gov.uk? You guessed it

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How much of the £150m have they actually SPENT though?

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UK mobile sales in the toilet: Down by FIVE MILLION this year

casaloco

File under...

File under "everyone already has enough crap".

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