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* Posts by Will Godfrey

2087 posts • joined 8 Sep 2007

Indie ISP to Netflix: Give it a rest about 'net neutrality' – and get your checkbook out

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That's rather interesting

Any other smaller ISPs have anything to say about it?

What about our ones over here?

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Yorkshire cops fail to grasp principle behind BT Fon Wi-Fi network

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Big Brother

On the other hand

This may just be an elaborate scheme by 'them' to discourage people having/using such hotspots, as it's harder to keep tabs on everyone.

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Apple gets patent for WRIST-PUTER: iTime for a smartwatch

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Well beyond time <- {see what I did there} the rest of the world got a divorce from the USA iThink

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Don't look, Snowden: Security biz chases Tails with zero-day flaws alert

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Morals of a stray dog

My conscience wouldn't let me work for a company like that, not even as a floor sweeper. These people are worse than the the organisations they sell the information to.

I have the same contempt for them as I have for blackmailers, who also make money out of other people's suffering - and that is a certainty with the snooping that will result.

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MYSTERIOUS Siberia CRATER: ALIENS or METEOR not involved, officials insist

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Sorry guys

It was me. I was going for the record baking giant rock cakes, and dropped one.

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Will the next US-EU trade pact prevent Brussels acting against US tech giants?

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Madness

However, whatever you do, don't say it can't get any worse.

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Writing about an Australian Snowden would land Vulture South in the clink

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Race to the bottom

It seems the whole world is competing for who can maintain the most draconian 'security' system.

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FORGOTTEN Bing responds to search index ECJ ruling: Hello? Remember us?

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Re: Bing (google.co.fr)

Good lord! They're shipping readers now. Where to? I think we need to know!

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X marks the chop: Microsoft takes axe to Nokia's Android venture

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Meh

Actually,

is anyone remotely surprised?

I'm not.

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Huge FOUR-winged dino SPREAD LEGS to KILL – scientists

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I for one...

welcome our... What? They're gone already?

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Running the Gauntlet: Atari's classic ... now and then

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Apart from bug blatting space invaders I was never into these 'killer' games but preferred slower puzzle based ones. The only thing that I ever really obsessed over was much later - Sim City {quiver}

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Redmond may buy security company it says is wrong about AD flaw

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Re: So

Exactly my first thought.

Nice to know others can be just as right wrong as I can :)

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Will GCHQ furtle this El Reg readers' poll? Team Snowden suggests: Yes

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I feel such a failure

I couldn't answer any of the questions. There must be something wrong with me. Maybe some kind politician can fill it out for me. I've heard that Home Secretary lady is very good with words. Should I ask her?

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May: UK data slurp law is fine, but I still need EMERGENCY powers

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Utterly disgusting

That's all.

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NEW Raspberry Pi B+, NOW with - count them - FOUR USB ports

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Re: Next major revision should be the PiMaster...

No, This should have been the Pi Master. From memory, the BBC B+ was actually inferior to the standard Model B in some ways.

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LibreSSL crypto library leaps from OpenBSD to Linux, OS X, more

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Good work

I'm very pleased to see this, if for no other reason than it puts a rocket under the original devs.

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UK's emergency data slurp: IT giants panicked over 'legal uncertainty'

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Re: Watching the watchers?

Indeed, and I can think of a number of 1960s SF stories that described precisely this situation.

Obviously being used as a guide.

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Victim of Tor-hidden revenge smut site sues Tor Project developers

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FAIL

She's making a very poor showing of herself as a law student. Having the pictures in the first place is a 'meh' issue, but then showing no appreciation of how both the Internet and the law works is seriously damaging her employment prospects.

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Global protest calls for canning SOPA-by-stealth treaty's IP bits

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They're Baaaack!

I guess we all knew they wouldn't give up on this. If this gets defeated (I really hope it does) expect round 3 to be even more devious and hidden.

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Universal Discredit: Gov admits Treasury HASN'T signed off biz case

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Move along - Nothing to see here

Sound like government running at it's usual high standard.

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Reg reader fires up Pi-powered anti-cat garden sprinkler system

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Re: Surprised no-one has posted this Aussie Gem.

Brilliant!

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Doctor Who season eight scripts leak online

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Pathetic

I can never understand the mindset of people who do this sort of thing, and never could. Right back to the days of the schoolkid who used to go round spoiling other people's fun. I guess it's those same kids who never did develop the ability to 'connect' with other people.

Sad.

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Report: UK.gov wants to legislate on comms data BEFORE next election

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Re: Muddled thinking

Right on the button, but joined up thinking is just too hard.

Have one of these, as well as an upvote.

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Don't panic! Mega cloud biz group says NSA just one among many threats

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FAIL

Shhh.

I may be getting a little old, but I'm sure I can hear that high pitched sound again... A sort of, erm, whistling?

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It's alive! Space hackers fire up zombie Sun probe's engines

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Great stuff.

Not just a beer, I reckon I'll crack open a bottle of wine.

Really, really, delighted, and happy for both the original design team, and these guys with the vision to make the effort against the odds.

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Vulture 2 fills beak with Pi in the Sky

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I'm a wee bit concerned about all the serious hardware that's being added in the form of full-fat connectors. Just how much extra weight is it adding?

P.S.

Any mechanical connector is a potential point of failure, especially under extreme environments - and SPAAAACE is pretty extreme!

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AVG: We need laws to stop biz from tracking our kids

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Re: All or Nothing!

I don't use any social media, yet information about me is out there. It has been put there by other people. Yes I do object.

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Windows 7, XP and even Vista GAIN market share again

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Mine is now the only computer where I work that is using a sane OS. I go in, do stuff, fetch & save stuff, print stuff, then leave.

The others are forever faffing about fighing the machines (which all seem to have a variable dislike of printers and email). They also frequently call a Microsoft 'expert' to sort things out.

Oh yes, they're all on 8.1

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

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Meh

I believe they call it market saturation. On the other hand it might just be that teh kids don't fink it cool no more.

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Google BLOCKS access to Goldman client-leak email

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Re: Ouch

Don't be silly. They're big and self important. They won't change, they'll just demand everyone else clear up the mess... At their own expense of course.

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We need to talk about SPEAKERS: Sorry, 'audiophiles', only IT will break the sound barrier

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Hmmm

In the 1970s I read that 50% of your budget should be spent on speakers. Today I would guess that should be more like 90%.

If a sinewave carries no information how is it I can hear it perfectly well?

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SPACE: The FINAL FRONTIER. These are the TEN-YEAR images of star probe Cassini

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It's great to read stuff like this, as opposed to all the doom and gloom around

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Amazon offers Blighty's publishing industry 'assisted suicide'

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Power, absolute power.

You know the drill.

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Retiring Reg hack explains how bass playing = tech reporting

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Pint

Have one of these ->

From another somewhat musician :)

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BOFH: You can take our lives, but you'll never take OUR MACROS

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Re: Access?

Lots of really, really big IFs there.

Hmmm. Any (ex) Access users off their meds yet :)

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Devs: Fancy a job teaching Siri to speak the Queen's English?

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Do we really want the Borg speaking to us in our own idiom?

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Intel, Ford: Project Mobii will harpoon unsafe, unauthorized drivers

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Madness

I already can't take my phone in to various sites where I work. I'm trying to imagine the reaction to the possibility there might be any camera actually fixed in my car.

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You're inventing the wrong sort of tech for bad people who want to buy it. Stop it at once

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Telling people they're doing it wrong is never going to fly.

Doing it right yourself (by way of an example) might get a response.

Then again, it might not.

Then yet again, the response might be attacks from people who see you as a threat to their profits.

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Gid E-Up? Vulture's claw presses pedal to metal on VW's 'leccy motor

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Re: Is that it?

My round trip commute is a sniff under 50 miles, mostly town driving so it would suit me beautifully.

... unfortunately my weekend driving is typically 100 miles :(

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ARRRRR. Half world's techies are software PIRATES – survey

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Interesting

The (small) company I work for has absolutely no pirated software. But then I guess the big boys don't think they need to obey the same laws as us 'little' people.

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REVEALED: Google's proposed indie music-killing contract terms

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Re: Content ID

It works just fine for the big 3 who have a 'special arrangement' with Google and an automated scatter-gun that nukes everything including lots of stuff they have no rights to at all.

... but for the indies? Nothing.

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Who needs a ride-on mower when a ROBOT will cut your grass

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Joke

Re: Totally missing the point

{sigh}

Please note retrospective joke alert.

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Totally missing the point

People have ride-on mowers because they like playing with them or think it makes them look important to the neighbours or even want to brag about the amount of land they have round their house.

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MIT boffins build 36 core processor with data-traffic smarts

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I want one!

See title :)

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Cisco open-sources experimental cipher

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Re: Problematic

Glad you said that. It was the first thing that crossed my mind.

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YouTube in shock indie music nuke: We all feel a little less worthy today

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Re: And yet at no point .....

Soundcloud used to be great, but since the 'upgrade' is a train wreck.

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Traffic lights, fridges and how they've all got it in for us

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@nasty nick

Actually, they'll have cut off the power during the night and Jonny won't be going to school at all because he's been rushed to hospital suffering from hypothermia.

Kids can drop into a dangerous state much faster than adults.

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WORLD CUP SHOCK: England declared winner in 2-1 defeat to Italy

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So...

Anyone know the most outlandish excuse fro why we bombed?

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LinkedIn ignored SIX WARNINGS about account-hijacking bug

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Just trying to spread the love

Even crims can have a LinkedIn account.

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US Supremes UPHOLD troll-busting Alice v CLS Bank decision

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Good so far, but the fat lady ain't singin' yet.

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