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* Posts by Will Godfrey

1962 posts • joined 8 Sep 2007

New Facebook phone app allows you to stalk your mates

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Stalking friends?

That would be EX friends then

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Red-faced LOHAN team 'fesses up in blown SPEARS fuse fiasco

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Re: Public Inquiry

Not over-reacting at all.

Of course, following the public enquiry, an objection will be raised as to the selection of the members of the enquiry panel.

A judicial review will then be demanded.

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I'd be inclined to go for a resettable polyfuse, esepecially if the igniters are known to go S/C sometimes.

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German space centre endures cyber attack

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I suggest you look in a mirror mr(s) A/C

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Parent gabfest Mumsnet hit by SSL bug: My heart bleeds, grins hacker

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Re: My Mumsnet password

Best so far - have an upvote.

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

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I was going to 'Meh'

But I see you've all 'Meh'd first.

The one with the memory stick in the pocket.

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Excellent!

"Somebody was trying to tell me that CDs are better than vinyl because they don't have any surface noise. I said, "Listen, mate, *life* has surface noise.""

I may steal this.

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Re: Not interested.. But I am.

What is the blue ray you speak of?

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Windows 8.1, which you probably haven't upgraded to yet, ALREADY OBSOLETE

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Re: Who at Microsoft is making up the names... and why do they still have a job?

So when is the year of Windows on the drektop? <- that's humor, that is.

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Re: No

I emphatically fail to disagree with these comments.

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Ex-Tony Blair adviser is new top boss at UK spy-hive GCHQ

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Is this a train wreck I see before me?

Expect reports of CyberWeaponsOfMassDestruction any time now.

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Dropbox defends fantastically badly timed Condoleezza Rice appointment

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So many nails in the cloud coffin...

Yet still they come!

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So you invent a wireless network using LEDs, what do you do next? Add solar panels. Boom

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This has whiskers

I remember an article in Practical Wireless around the middle 1960s where they were modulating a neon indicator as the transmitter, and sensing with an OC71 transistor with the paint scraped off. They used car headlamp reflectors as (nearly) parabolic mirrors. This was not for data, but audio with a bandwidth of something like 10kHz.

Never did get round to trying it myself.

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France bans managers from contacting workers outside business hours

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In principle I think they are absolutely right. Implimentation too clunky.

Just because other people are tied to their employer whether they like it or not, doesn't make it right. Everyone needs to be able to get away from work stresses if they are to lead a healthy life. You shouldn't need to fear some form of retribution if you don't answer the phone out of hours - and that is the position far too many people are in. The more connected systems become, the worse this gets.

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LOHAN spaceplane 'Punch and Judy' test flights live online

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Ta Muchly.

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What happened?

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Scandal-hit Co-op Bank's CIO hits eject button after one year

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Very Sad

I was thinking of transferring to the Co-op bank just before all this surfaced. Good job I didn't, but it's a great shame when an institution standing for integrity gets trashed like this.

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Alphadex fires back at British Gas with overcharging allegation

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Re: Reminds me

That's nothing. There was a report some years ago where they sent the baliffs round to a farm that was about a mile away from the nearest gas pipe! Seems like they haven't improved much.

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Death of data retention directive: What it means for OTHER data laws

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It's a sad day when we need the Euorpean parliament to protect us... from our government

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Solar-powered aircraft unveiled for round-the-world flight

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Fascinating

Good luck to them

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LOHAN's Punch and Judy show relaunches Thursday

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WTF?

7AM!

What kind of time is that? It's physically impossible to set my alarm for less that 9.

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Final Windows XP Patch Tuesday will plug Word RTF vuln

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Re: Re - "We are all gonna DIE ! ! !"

We know they're going to die too, hopefully after their parents, but did you have to be so brutal about it?

Disgusted of Tunbridge Wells

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Re: "Windows XP is a thirteen year old operating system .." @Hans 1

Good Lord! That girlfriend of ours has the constitution of an Ox - and, it seems, the stubbornness.

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Furious MyCloud users descend on WD website as borkage continues

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Bad WD, bad.

I have considerable sympathy for ordinary users.

How are they to know any better when they have cloud remote servers thrust at them from all angles, and the meeja strangely silent on the problems.

Business on the other hand...

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Torvalds rails at Linux developer: 'I'm f*cking tired of your code'

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Seems to me Linus has been remarkably patient and restrained. If it had been me in charge I'd be throwing things by now (not chairs though)

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LOHAN's Punch and Judy show is GO for Saturday

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Hmm didn't se a launch time.

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White House blasts Samsung for tweeting Obama-Ortiz selfie

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Meh

Translation

We didn't think of it first and make an exclusive deal with the highest bidder for the photo.

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123-reg shrugs off customer complaints over stealth domain transfer charges

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Re: Out of order.

Exactly my thought. Move quickly and they don't have a leg to stand on. Maybe they were hoping enough time would pass before anyone noticed for them to say 'but that was ages ago', although I'm not sure even that would save them if someone put up a detirmined fight.

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Snowden leaks made us look twice at cloud suppliers – biz bods

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Good

About time people woke up to the risks.

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No, Minister. You CAN'T de-Kindle your eBooks!

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Re: News at 11

Wow! Two downvotes. I didn't know that El Reg was read by the Daves

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News at 11

Government ministers don't know their arse from their elbow.

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Crack CERT warriors arrive to save UK from grid-crippling hack attacks

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Re: What's that sound ?

Quite true. You can tell because they used the prefix "Cyber"

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A storage press release FROM the FUTURE

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I knew you were going to say that

See title

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Dear Reg: What is a 'Lag' and a 'Jacksey'?

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Pah!

If he/she/it is offended by things like that what about some of our towns and villages?

Dorking (the mildest)

Hucking (not nice)

Throcking (possibly illegal)

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Research bods told: Try to ID anonymised data subjects? No more CASH for you

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La La La La

So if we discourage the (reasonably) good guys from poking around for weaknesses in our 'anonymity" process it makes certain the bad guys won't have a chance of doing so.

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It's 2014 and you can pwn a PC by opening a .RTF in Word, Outlook

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This actually come closer to what I was thinking. Also I have known occasions where re-use of 'good' code has been a disaster because the new dev didn't properly understand it and tried to use it as-is.

I know this to be true cos it wos me!

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Recycled plastic - good

Recycled code - bad

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GSMA: EU net neutrality reforms are the enemy of business

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As a 'lady' famously said...

"He would say that, wouldn't he?"

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Extortion racket borks Basecamp servers with 20Gbps web bombing

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So where are NSA & GCHQ when they could actually do some good?

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IBM PCjr STRIPPED BARE: We tear down the machine Big Blue would rather you forgot

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Re: Bit of a whimp

... and then get wiped out by the far more dangerous 700V DC boost supply which has some real power behind it.

Bah. Kids today (gerroff my lawn).

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Re: Ah the 7400 series ICs...

Very true. Even the 4xxx(x) CMOS series are getting are getting a bit thin on the ground

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

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Apology in advance

Recently someone asked me the difference between Windows and an abacus. It totally threw me for a while, but the answer is quite simple really.

An abacus helps you solve problems :)

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Grav waves: Moment when 'father of Big Bang inflation' learns he was RIGHT ALL ALONG

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Really impressed with his restrained and cautious response.

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Scotland Yard defends single supplier IT gig with Insight

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Gives a whole new meaning to Cops & Robbers

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Tony Benn, daddy of Brit IT biz ICL and pro-tech politician, dies at 88

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Liked him

Not so much his views, but as a person he stands well above the crowd.

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Battery vendors push ultracapacitor wrappers to give Li-ions more bite

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I guess battery wrapping V separate unit would rather depend on the optimum profile for a supercap.

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My work-from-home setup's better than the office. It's GLORIOUS

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For over 10 years my work PC was the oldest one in the company.

About 6 months ago all the 'office' PCs were upgraded - for about the 3rd time. When I asked about mine, I was given one of the discarded ones.

My work PC is the oldest one in the company.

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Sysadmins and devs: Do these job descriptions make any sense?

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Meh

I read it through several times but think I still know just as much as I did before

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Hubble 'scope snaps 200,000-ton chunky crumble conundrum

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Guess I won't be seeing this then

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CIA snoops snooped on Senate to spy spy torture report – report

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Memories of the old Spy-V-Spy cartoon

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