* Posts by edge_e

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Adult FriendFinder hack EXPOSES MEELLIONS of MEMBERS

edge_e
WTF?

Moving the goal posts?

it once again highlights that it is no longer about prevention, but instead about accepting a data breach will occur and moving to a proactive approach which allows better preparation for dealing with today’s threats

I'm more concerned about his attitude than the breach

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Mobiles at school could be MAKING YOUR KID MORE DUMBER

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Boffin

higher achieving students being better able to cope with other distractions

I'd like to see further study in this area. Is it becasue the smart kids manage the distraction better, or is it because the pace of the lesson is so slow because of their less able peers that they're bored?

When I was at school, the bright kid was the one staring out the window.

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Zuck can EFF off: Internet.org is SO NOT the INTERNET

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Unhappy

It's not a ghetto for poor internet users

It's a blueprint for what they want the internet to become

Facebook, shopping and adverts.

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Jeb Bush: Repeal Obamacare and replace it with APPLE WATCHES

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Unhappy

Re: Aye

That's truly fucked up

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Law changed to allow GCHQ hacking ... just as GCHQ hauled into court for hacking

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Facepalm

Re: May 3,

The election was the 7th.

big things on the 3rd were

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-32572838

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-32578038

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-32572408

but he was probably referring to this

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/royal-baby-born-recap-wait-5628278

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edge_e
Black Helicopters

This raises another serious issue

How are we,the public, expected to keep up with all this legislative change?

After all, you can't use ignorance as a defence when you inadvertently break the law.

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Windows 10 to MELT YOUR BRAIN and TAKE OVER YOUR LIFE

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Boffin

Re: evidence @Lamont

I agree it sounds plausible, I just wondered if there was evidence.

Personally, I think it's one of those things that everyone thinks is true just because they've heard it so many times like "you shouldn't swim straight after eating"

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edge_e
Boffin

Re: Not just Eye Candy then

3rd party opinion that it was useful for learning mouse skills is not proof that there was a decision to include it because it would.

whilst on the subject of using wikipedia for proof, here's the nearly relevant xkcd

https://xkcd.com/978/

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edge_e
WTF?

Re: Not just Eye Candy then

Solitaire and Minesweeper were there to teach new users how to use the mouse

I'd be interested in evidence to back up that claim.

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BUZZKILL. Honeybees are dying in DROVES - and here's a reason why

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Facepalm

Re: Simon uses bees to make cosmetics.

clearly downvoted by somebody who didn't follow the link

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VOTERS! This Election: Vote #Smart, Vote #Digital

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Gimp

Re: Yes, I remember those days...

According to Wikipedia

User experience design (UXD or UED) is the process of enhancing user satisfaction by improving the usability, accessibility, and pleasure provided in the interaction between the user and the product

I therefore postulate that the people in UX roles are sadomasochists.

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edge_e
Thumb Up

Re: People who do not want

Douglas Adams had a lot to say about politics, My favourite is this

https://www.goodreads.com/quotes/162557-it-comes-from-a-very-ancient-democracy-you-see-you

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Ha! Win 10 preview for Raspberry Pi 2 pops out of the Microsoft oven

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Boffin

Re: A cunning plan?

I was going to ask why anyone would take a device like the pi and cripple it with bloatware.

Now it makes sense. Thanks

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'Use 1 capital' password prompts make them too predictable – study

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Facepalm

Re: What's the real issue?

I think the real issue is that by having any rule, you're limiting entropy.

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Got a Samsung Galaxy S5? Crooks can steal your fingerprint – claim

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Facepalm

Didn't see this coming

see title

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Labour policy review tells EU where to stuff its geo-blocking ban

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Flame

Re:Capitalism works

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1220911/Record-billion-people-world-hungry-says-UN-parents-fight-children-just-meal-day.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2122831/The-deadline-Kofi-Annan-orders-Syria-announce-immediate-ceasefire.html

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

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27032642

I could go on........

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Microsoft set to penetrate Cyanogen, promises app-y ending

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Facepalm

"People around the world use Cyanogen's operating system XOR popular Microsoft services to engage with what matters most to them on their mobile devices,"

Fixed it for you.

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BBC gives naked computers to kids (hmm, code for something?)

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Happy

Re: well you know what they say...

Displaying smut on a 5x5 LED matrix?

that's enough to scroll 5318008 on

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UK says comms metadata can kill personal privacy

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Big Brother

Am I understanding this correctly?

It's ok to collect and store every phone number and every IP address we communicate with as long as they don't look up who's phone number/ IP address it is?

I'm going to sleep so much easier tonight

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Nvidia U-turns on GTX 900M overclocking after gamer outrage

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Happy

@Hyper72

No need to apologise, your English is good enough for me to not notice that it's not your native tongue.

There was no offence intended, I just found it amusing.

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edge_e
Coat

Re: Laptops

Mine has amble cooling

Is that where the fan runs slow to keep the noise down?

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Have YOU got Equation NSAware in your drives? Meh, not really our concern, says EU

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Thumb Up

Re: add 1000% TAX on all hardware and software from US (and UK) companies

@Trevor_Pott

Best rant I've read on here for a very long time. Thank you.

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Another day, yet another emergency Adobe Flash patch. Because that's how we live now

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Facepalm

Fucking

Lame

Ass

Security

Hole

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UK Scouts database 'flaws' raise concerns

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Boffin

Re: No shit sherlock!

Out of interest, what would be the point of a UK Scouts database that DIDN'T hold records for all UK scouts?

You're asking the wrong question.

The correct one is:-

Why does there need to be a UK scout database that holds the records for all UK scouts.

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Lies, damn lies and Wikipedia: Murder suspect NOT a Plaxo founder – ex-staffer

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WTF?

Re: Wikipedia Leftist Bias

Is this a complaint about fox news not being on the list?

They're so reliable after all

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/11338985/Fox-News-terror-expert-says-everyone-in-Birmingham-is-a-Muslim.html

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FERTILISER DOOM warning! PESKY humans set to WIPE selves out AGAIN

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Boffin

Re: Nonsensical scaremongering

anyone who claims everything has been nice and stable up until 100 years ago is spouting utter bullshit and can be safely ignored.

I have no idea who's right about historical enviromental stability, but take the following:-

Pigs can fly, the earth is flat and 2+2=4. Now clearly the first two parts of that statement are bollocks but I'm sure most would agree the third is correct.

Therefore you can't assume that somebody can be safely ignored just because you know that some of what they say is rubbish.

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Stop viewing Facebook at work says Facebook at work on Facebook at Work

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Facepalm

Re: Wow! I'm just so....

Meh

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IBM: Hey, Intel and pals. Look on our massive patent pile and despair

edge_e
Gimp

Re: Real world value.

currently under review by the patient office

Is that what us normal folk call the hospital?

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Peers warn against rushing 'enhanced' DATA SLURP powers through Parliament

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Boffin

Re: Not getting my vote...

Trouble is, the Greens have loony policies in so many other ways

They are in fact so looney that if you present people with a list of policies, without saying whose policies they are, ~27% would choose the green policy.

http://voteforpolicies.org.uk/

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Misfortune Cookie crumbles router security: '12 MILLION+' in hijack risk

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Happy

shields up!

you can see if you've exposed to this here

https://www.grc.com/x/ne.dll?bh0bkyd2

Merry Christmas

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TalkTalk customers demand opt-out fix for telco's DNS ad-jacking tactics

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Facepalm

Re: Talk Talk

Indeed. Can someone explain how they have any customers?

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Britain's MPs ask Twitter, Facebook to keep Ts&Cs simple

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Facepalm

Re: new T&Cs...

Even put like that, I'm sure there would be a significant number who would be surprised to find out that the site could use their information in any way it liked.

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'Snoopers' Charter IS DEAD', Lib Dems claim as party waves through IP address-matching

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Facepalm

Re: Static addresses

Plusnet give you the option of a static IP.

They seem like a pretty widely available consumer ISP to me.

And why would ISPs care about if people used VoIP more?

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Are open Wi-Fi network bods liable for users' copyright badness?

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Facepalm

Re: So all that's required is that you set a password ?

No, you still have to show and to prove that an unknown MAC address used the wireless lan.

Prove that somebody didn't log into my network using my own laptops mac address .

After all, setting an adapters mac address is trivial and my mac is in the air.

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Guess what's missing from Ofcom's big MoD spectrum sale ... YEP, coverage obligation

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Facepalm

Re: inetp govenrment

Maybe they're being clever.

It's worth more without strings and there's nothing to stop them adding them later.

You're probably right though

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Adobe spies on readers: EVERY DRM page turn leaked to base over SSL

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Boffin

Re: There is no way to opt out of this short of deleting the application.

Am I missing something?

Does the following in a hosts file not opt out?

127.0.0.1 adelogs.adobe.com

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CIO of children's charity: Data re-org will change the giving game

edge_e
WTF?

Banbury has rolled out a BYOD policy to standardise on handsets.

How does bring Buy your own device standardise anything?

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Microsoft left red-faced after DMCAs dished out to Windows bloggers

edge_e
Linux

Unfortunately, Microsoft is not so easy to do without.

I don't find it hard

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Oi, lobbyists. Cough up your details – EU's new first vice-president

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Big Brother

Re: Nothing new.

But surely member states have nothing to hide and therefor nothing to fear ...

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Hey Brit taxpayers. You just spent £4m on Central London ‘innovation playground’

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Facepalm

Wasn't there also a promise to get rid of Quangos?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KMftbFdyzx0

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Reg hands portable Sinclair ZX Spectrum to lucky compo winner

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Thumb Up

But...

To play those games, is he going to have to find a walkman?

Talking of walkmen, Why do we moan about phones being so big?

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How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?

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Pint

Re: Listening environment

Had to downvote you for suggesting that any of those gigs were time mispent.

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What kind of mugs do you take us for? Malicious sites in spam scams target UK

edge_e
Boffin

Rip off Britain

I'll let someone else try and prove that the reason we get ripped off for everything here is because we're a bunch of chumps who are easy to rip off.

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Smart meters in UK homes will only save folks a lousy £26 a year

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Facepalm

Let's do the maths properly

215/26 =8.27

ie over 8 years of savings are required to pay for the device.

Does anyone here think they'll last more than 8 years?

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Shitty what? Almost half of MPs have never heard of Tech City

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Facepalm

Re: Some well informed MPs

As things stand, MPs don’t appear adequately informed to vote ...

If they're a member of one of the main parties, they're told how to vote. They don't need to know anything else.

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The BNP can rip off your works for ‘parodies’ – but only if it's not racist

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Happy

Re: Vote UKIP!

Touche

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What do you mean, I have to POST a PHYSICAL CHEQUE to get my gun licence?

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Facepalm

Re: Why have a license at all? @Ivan4

If it wasn't for your bronze badge I'd assume you'd meant to visit the daily mail.

Can you explain exactly how authoritarianism is related to left/right monetary policy?

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GitHub.io killed the distro star: Why are people so bored with the top Linux makers?

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Boffin

Does a lack of search=lack of interest?

As has already been said, things tend to work straight from install a lot more often than they did 10 years ago. The figures from 2004 weren't caused by interest, it was everyone trying to get their wireless cards working. There's also the fact that a significant number of folk will have most of them bookmarked, just know the url or know enough of it to isolate it in their history.

I think the figures for:-

what linux distro should i install?

would be much more relevant to this story.

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What's next for OpenGL for the desktop, mobile devices, and the web?

edge_e
WTF?

Re: first steam, and now

Ok , I've just read Microsoft has joined the party too.

There's a conspiracy theory in there somewhere......

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edge_e
Linux

first steam, and now

with "triple-A" game makers like Blizzard, EA, and Epic joining the typical hardware and tool vendors at the table for the first time.

The future of gaming on Linux is looking bright.

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