* Posts by Will Godfrey

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'One day, YOU won't be able to SENSE the INTERNET,' vows Schmidt

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No Thanks

Not only is this technology pyramid upsidedown it's looking progressivley more unstable.

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Sly peers attempt to thrust hated Snoopers' Charter into counter-terror and security bill

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No Surprise

Did anyone actually think they would not use the first available atrocity as an excuse to force this through.

Bastards. The lot of them.

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Panicked teen hanged himself after receiving ransomware scam email

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Re: Devils advocate

Yes, I downvoted you. You accuse others of exactly the same thing you are doing yourself.

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US military finds F-35 software is a buggy mess

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So...

I guess that means we'll be buying dozens of the things... at full price

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Your anonymous code contributions probably aren't: boffins

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Re: Hmmm....

Also, what about the case where someone is maintaining code and has (sensibly) decided to stick to the original coders style?

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SoShabby GoDaddy flings patch at domain hijack hole

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Puzzled

I know somebody has to be at the bottom of the pile, but how has GoDaddy managed to survive being there for just about its entire existance?

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Facebook is MORE IMPORTANT to humanity than PORTUGAL

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What is the 'face - book' of which he spake?

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Microsoft wants LAMP for wireless mobe charger

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Headline - Microsoft wins again!

... the anal (anual even) stupid idea competiton.

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Sorry, Qualcomm, Apple – your patents don't scare us

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Re: Patents

You really should stop being rational - it won't get you anywhere.

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Increased gov spy powers are NOT the way to stay safe against terrorism

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What to do?

I'm in my middle 60s and would be happy to manage another 20 years or so, but not so keen in the regime that (what used to be) my country is becoming. With the whole world seemingly circling the same plug-hole I'm at a loss as to what to do or where to go.

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Saudi govt pauses flogging dad-of-3 for Facebook posts – after docs intervene

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... and these are the people the west supports

See title.

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You'll get sick of that iPad. And guess who'll be waiting? Big daddy Linux...

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No Change

So many environments where people try to push a 'one size fits all' concept. It takes time, but eventually you get so many different 'one sizes' that you're back to square one.

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Security? Don't bother until it's needed says RFC

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Hmmm.

Surely, by the time you know you need security it's already too late.

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TERROR in SPACE: ISS 'Nauts end panic by switching computer off and on again

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Can you believe it?

Try turning it off and on again.

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Fujitsu: Slide your fingertip through our ring piece and show mice the finger

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Nope

I can possibly see it as a pointer, but the idea of 'drawing' characters...

Not only would it be a lot slower, but waving your hand around in the air for any length of time is going to get tiring pretty quickly.

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Euro security agency says MORE crypto needed in gov policy

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FTFY

I just can't imagine Mr. Cameron listening to anything.

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2015 will be the Year of Linux on the, no wait, of the dot-word domain EXPLOSION

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Re: An Idea

Hi Dave, Nice to see you reading here. and thanks for the downvote.

Joke alert, beacuse i think you need it.

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An Idea

Maybe set up a new domain for 'Call me Dave' dave.cameron.buffoon

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Boybanders ONE DIRECTION launch DoS attack on open-source bods

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Eew

Someone I knew used to be a cleaner in a moderately sized venue. She hated nights after boy bands. The floor was covered with puddles of teenage 'over excitement'.

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Paris terror attacks: ISPs face pressure to share MORE data with governments

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The gubbermint bar-stewards are getting worse.

How do they come to the conclusion that there is any connection at all between the two?

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SpaceX in ROCKET HOVERSHIP PRANG: 'Close – but no cigar,' says Musk

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Easy does it

One foot in front of the other... keep breathing.

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Hang on a second – Time Lords have added one to 2015

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I'm all for anything that gets rid of that blasted statue of Elvis Presley

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Actually...

I think we all knew that, but sometimes it's just fun to suspend what we perceive as reality and just mess around.

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Re: Push

That only works if you have the same number of people pulling the west side of the building at exactly the same moment. Otherwise you compress/stretch the building so that any servers lined up in an E/W orientation will have a variable time differential. Indeed, they might even 'bounce' back and forth across second boundaries causing great confusion.

However, realy astute designers would have thought of this and put all the servers on an N/S line.

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Users shun UK.gov flagship digital service

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'kin useless

In a bored moment I decided to to look up the curent state pension payout. The figure they show was current in 2012!

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Notebook news: Dell does density, but Lenovo's a lot lighter

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Re: But what is the screen resolution?

Also... Will it run Linux?

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Fight! Fight!

A shilling to hold your coat sir :)

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Stuck on a coding problem – should you Bing it?

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Copy & Paste

Can someone please develop a system that spots such code and nukes it? (as a bonus the 'programmer' too).

I've had to unpick quite a bit of it over the years. It always seems to be a mess, contains functions/data that are never accessed, and fails to properly validate I/O.

Oh, and it usually has questionable provenance/legality.

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FBI boss: Sony hack was DEFINITELY North Korea, haters gonna hate

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Trust Me.

Hahahahahahaha Hahahahaha Hahahahahah {wheeze}

Joke alert, because that's what he is.

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It's 2015 and ATMs don't know when a daughterboard is breaking them

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Re: Beer Tokens

Seem to be lots of variations.

When I got sent a new card I went into my branch of Barclays and simply told them I wanted a non NFC and they issued it straight away.

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Alien Earths are out there: Our home is not 'unique'

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Not for me then

I always seem to mess up on any recipe I try. This one could be a little risky!

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Music fans FUME over PJ Harvey ticket CHAOS as Somerset House site buckles

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Re: Don't Know What The Fuss Is

@sabroni

... and pray tell me how anyone can find out they don't like a track without first listening to it.

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Don't Know What The Fuss Is

Listened to a few of her tracks. Didn't find anything remarkable, and absolutely nothing you could sing along to.

Whatever happened to engaging the audience?

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Hey look! Microsoft's workforce isn't all white men

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Choices

1. The best person for the job.

2. Someone who helps 'balance' the company demographic.

Difficult, isn't it?

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In the Year of Our Bong, 2015

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Re: " ... uploaded himself to the Cloud."

However, it took two attempts.

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SpaceX six days from historic rocket landing attempt

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What a team!

Real enginering. Find a problem - deal with it. Find another - deal with that too. Target stays in sight. These guys just don't give up!

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T-Mobile US CEO on wearables: 'Apple Watch is the tipping point'

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Time accuracy

On the few days I'm still at work, nearest hour is quite good enough, and I can easily guess that. In my own time <- see what I did there? Morning, Afternoon & tomorrow is good enough.

Hmm. I seem to recall having said the before...

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No Santa, no Irish boozers and no regrets: life in Qatar

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Re: That stadium...

Obvious, innit :)

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Heads up! If Tor VANISHES over the weekend, this is why

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Re: Hypothesis: butchering POTUS's name = complete lack of valid points

You all forgot "Cuntstomers".

However, I maintain that one is perfectly valid.

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ICANN: The TRUTH about that hacker attack on our DNS zone file database

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But but but

We are the Internet, we can't possibly be wrong.

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Armouring up online: Duncan Campbell's chief techie talks crypto with El Reg

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Good Start

... but only a start.

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Linux 'GRINCH' vuln is AWFUL. Except, er, maybe it isn't

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Curious

With a few notable exceptions, the 'vulnerabilities' we hear about these days all seem to require physicial access and/or already elevated priviledges.

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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Re: Aaaand another thing.

Well, I'm pleased to see we've got that bit sorted :D

Just the rest of the site to fix now ;)

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Aaaand another thing.

Where's our snowy banner?

Missing yet again!

Do you guys hate daddy crimbo that much?

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Not Convinced

What on earth is wrong with having stories in a simple list style (variable width of course). This is the most user friendly way to make information clearly, and efficiently accessible.

As has been said repeatedly. We're not kids, nor shiny-chasers with a goldfish attention span.

Why are so many technically orientated sites going on this bling downward spiral? I'm even seeing it from mainstream electronic parts suppliers.

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Well there's your answer

8 pages of overwhelmingly negative comments in less than 24 hours from people who mostly really know about this stuff.

However, the question is "Will you listen?"... I'm not holding my breath.

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Sony sued by ex-staff over daft security, leaked privates

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So much data floating around now but I wonder if we'll ever find out who it was that decided a security review was not needed... Probably thought the money could be better spent on their bonuses.

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Microsoft, rivals together fight US govt's cloud data snatch

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Re: European position

Now there's an idea I like!

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El Reg's mighty rocket spaceplane Vulture 2 arrives in US of A

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Re: Amazing box!

Indeed, there must be many frustrated delivery gorillas en-route.

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BOFH: Capo di tutti capi, bah. I'm having CHICKEN JALFREZI

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This is not going well.

All three of them are behaving rather like rabbits caught in the headlights.

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