* Posts by Daniel Hall

135 posts • joined 11 Jan 2008

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You get a lawsuit! And you get a lawsuit! And you! Now Apple sued over CPU security flaws

Daniel Hall
Pint

Sign off

Your sign off:

"Apple did not return a request for comment on the suit."

Might as well be added to every single Apple story you do lol

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Intel, Microsoft confess: Meltdown, Spectre may slow your servers

Daniel Hall
Megaphone

Switch to....WAIT

You all might have loads of money to burn, I dont.

I would love to switch when I liked. Guess what is stopping me?

The fact I have to also buy a new mainboard (+RAM??)

Here is what I think.

Standardize the damn sockets!

There, I said it.

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Seagate's lightbulb moment: Make read-write heads operate independently

Daniel Hall
Facepalm

I cant be the only one..

..that initially read the heading and thought, oh cool, one actuator for reading and another actuator positioned somewhere just for writing...

No?

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5 reasons why America's Ctrl-Z on net neutrality rules is a GOOD thing

Daniel Hall
Flame

Dear ElReg

Can we please discuss the option of placing the flag of the country a person is commenting from.

USA and UK are 2 different countries.

When everyone gets on their high horses and starts talking politics the only way, currently for me to know if they're American or not is if the way they're talking sounds stupid.

ta.

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Ads watchdog to BT: We say your itsy bitsy, teeny weeny Ts&Cs too small for screeny

Daniel Hall
Thumb Down

Re: Wrong

Companies regularily try and hide things that would otherwise make a consumer walk away before purchasing.

I bet there are teams of people in each outfit tasked with only this...task

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Wait, did Oracle tip off world to Google's creepy always-on location tracking in Android?

Daniel Hall

Re: WiFi too

No one in that thread provided proof.

At least read the entire thread first

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DNS resolver 9.9.9.9 will check requests against IBM threat database

Daniel Hall
Meh

Consufed

From - https://www.opendns.com/home-internet-security/#benefit-matrix

"Our DNS nameservers are always:"

So... Our domain name server name servers are always"?

err..

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Google's phone woes: The Pixel and the damage done

Daniel Hall

Re: The original blog has an unfortunate line break...

Taken from:

http://bgr.com/2017/08/14/google-search-iphone-billions-payment/

//With search-based advertising still accounting for the lion’s share of Google’s revenue, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that the search giant is more than willing to pay Apple an exorbitant fee to keep Google search front and center on mobile Safari. According to analyst A.M Sacconaghi Jr., Google this year is on pace to pay Apple a whopping $3 billion in 2017 for the right to remain the default search engine on iOS.//

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BT agrees to cream off less profit from landline-only customers

Daniel Hall
Thumb Up

That's a YES from me!

As above!

I dont want your million included minutes because **SHOCK HORROR** I have a mobile phone!

I. Just. Want. Broadband.

#nothingelse

RIP common sense!

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There's a way to dodge Fasthosts' up-to-160% domain renewal hike but you're not gonna like it

Daniel Hall
Thumb Down

Worked there..

6 odd years ago.

Terrible company with regards to foresight.

This article surprises me just as much as when they launched redhat on hyper-v before it was ready. Not.

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SPY-tunes scandal: Bloke sues Bose after headphones app squeals on his playlist

Daniel Hall

"When he downloaded the app and saw what information they would be slurping, he should have not accepted the app and asked for a refund on the headphones."

Well, yes... but..

How boring would our lives be if everything we wanted to use had terms we didnt like.

I also think the whole world attitude to assuming its the norm to give up your data should be quashed to history like slavery.

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Apple wets its pants over Swatch ad tagline

Daniel Hall

Re: This is what lawyers do

No, its all these pesky 'muricans.

I find it hard to read some of the articles written in American English, the sentences don't flow like they used to in English English.

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BezosBux: Amazon gets into scrip game with Cash scheme

Daniel Hall
Meh

UK retailers?

Are you able to create a sub-heading for articles that arent to do with the UK so I know to avoid them.

eg.

business-> US

Getting tired of reading through articles to find I get most of the way through before realising the article would only benefit me if I was a US citizen.

I fail to be able to marry up:

"CVS Pharmacy, Family Fare Supermarkets, D&W Fresh Market, VG's Grocery, Kum & Go, Speedway and Sheets"

with:

theregister.CO.UK ?

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Microsoft wants screaming Windows fans, not just users

Daniel Hall
Thumb Down

Re: Windows makes me scream too

My Win 10 box with a crappy Q6600 (just showing its age) has been up for just over 4 months now!

As for the rest of your issues, I can only advise that your PC must be haunted. I come to this conclusion that the tens of users I support privately have NONE of the issues you have described.

EXCEPT

That damn forced restart. That is the only truth in your 'story'.

#mustbeamacfan

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Europe will fine Twitter, Facebook, Google etc unless they rip up T&Cs

Daniel Hall

Re: Good

@John Brown (no body)

You're*

Sorry, couldn't help it.

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How Lexmark's patent fight to crush an ink reseller will affect us all

Daniel Hall
Flame

'Murica

Even before I opened this article it stank of America's typical patent/suing/ill take all your money attitude.

I miss the reg before this rubbish. Keep it UK!

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Wow. What a shock. The FBI will get its bonus hacking powers after all

This post has been deleted by a moderator

Daniel Hall
WTF?

To go after...........

..........malware victims

Did I miss something?

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Idiot flies drone alongside Flybe jet landing at Newquay Airport

Daniel Hall

Ive spoken to Gaz and passed some info back as well as my contact details.

I appreciate there are contact us options but I am staging 5 new PC's in a bit of a hurry so was flapping slightly.

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Daniel Hall

Well, the article was getting chrome to download a malware file as soon as the page loaded.

It has now stopped.

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Daniel Hall

your_mortgage_payments.rar is downloaded upon opening this article!

Sorry dont have your number to warn you!

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Daniel Hall

MALWARE ALERT!

Reg! Youve got Malware coming from this page!!!

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Samsung Note 7: Probably the best phone in the world. Yeah – you heard right

Daniel Hall
FAIL

4GB? Really

See title.

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Catastrophic 123-reg VPS cockup deletes Ross County FC website

Daniel Hall
Alert

And where was...

Their local backup of the website?

Surely it would have been quicker knowing the issue is quite large, to re-point the domain and setup hosting elsewhere?

Propagation only takes 10mins to 24 hours from experience working at Fasthosts.

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Would you let cops give your phone a textalyzer scan after a road crash?

Daniel Hall
FAIL

erm..

"What's odd is the cops could just ask the telcos if someone's phone was in use at a particular time. What else could they be looking for? ®"

What if they are using handsfree or talking to the phones assistant (siri, cortana etc)

Is using a handsfree device also illegal? Perhaps next, listening to the radio will become illegal, since if you were really enjoying a talk show or a song, you might get distracted.

Of course, we'll then have to stop pretty ladies walking down the road with short skirts, because... well you get the idea..

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Which keys should I press to enable the CockUp feature?

Daniel Hall

Re: I've been april fooled

You really have missed the point.

Its not that they dont know how to use the computers, thats what we're here for.

But when they've used said computers for "years of training and leaning" you would think they would know

- where the start button is

- what internet explorer/chrome are

- how to right click

...etc

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Daniel Hall
FAIL

Re: I've been april fooled

hahahaha

One of the calls I get regularily.

From doctors and people that are meant to save your life!

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Huawei's P9 flagship: There's a lot to Leica

Daniel Hall
Flame

Why?

"....Earlier P series models were priced £150-£200 (US$212-$282) below Samsung and Sony flagships. You got less for your money, but paid a lot less.

The P9 will be priced at €599 (US$683) for (3GB/32GB and the P9 Plus at €749 (US$854)"....

Why do you first show GBP and USD then literally in the next sentence show EUR and USD?

I know we can go and convert it ourselves, but, isnt that your job?

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X-ray scanners, CCTV cams, hefty machinery ... let's play: VNC Roulette!

Daniel Hall

Well....

I tried connecting to 20 hosts on that website and not a single one would connect. So I call BS

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PBX phone system hacking nets crooks $50 million over four years

Daniel Hall

MAkes me question how secure "FreePBX" actually is....

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Stephen Hawking reckons he's cracked the black hole paradox

Daniel Hall
Paris Hilton

Re: A Prize to the first person who googles "soft hair"

I see no issues...

I was expecting something much worse than adverts and links to shampoo and blonde models waving their hair.

https://www.google.com/search?q=soft+hair&oq=soft+hair&aqs=chrome..69i57&sourceid=chrome&es_sm=93&ie=UTF-8

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Windows 10 makes big gains at home, lags at work

Daniel Hall
FAIL

Chart?

Quote "See how Windows 7 peaks for five days, then dips? "

Actually, no, I cannot.

Because the X axis has no label!

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Daniel Hall
Flame

sooo...

"Our monthly look at desktop operating system market share has turned up something interesting: Windows 10 looks to be a hit at home but a laggard at work."

I'm surely not the only one here thats thinking "No Sh*t Sherlock"

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Microsoft offers pay-as-you-go data SIM for Windows 10 devices

Daniel Hall
Stop

Meh

"Project Fi, which offers [voice and data connectivity at $20 per month], [plus $10/GB for data]."????

Why must journalists write articles in this way, its like you are trying to confuse us for your own gain.

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Dutch govt says no to backdoors, slides $540k into OpenSSL without breaking eye contact

Daniel Hall
Coat

Poker face

I'm not bad at poker but I know now that the dutch are very good at holding a poker face because I cant tell if this is a bluff or not.

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Dust off those White Space devices: New rules finalised by Ofcom

Daniel Hall
FAIL

But

....This story was published in 2016 by the reg, so surey its actually:

"New UK regulations come into force at the end of 2016"

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YouTube puts T-Mobile US on naughty list for throttling all vids to 480p

Daniel Hall
Trollface

Re: Wiretapping? Interference in electronic communications?

"...If the latter then copyright infringement."

I must assume you are one of these pro-"sue anyone for anything" bods, probably American?

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Daniel Hall
Trollface

Ghetto

......the same issue over services they is said to be readying.

ye blud, is it cos i is....

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EE tops Ofcom’s naughty list, generates most fixed line broadband complaints

Daniel Hall
Meh

Where is the link to the report?

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'Dear Daddy...' Max Zuckerberg’s Letter back to her Father

Daniel Hall

Re: Perhaps, just perhaps...

Why the hell do people continue to bring children into poverty?

Oh yey, we've got no water, electricity, internet, heating - LETS HAVE A CHILD!

The best thing the 3rd world can do is as jezza would say "Put something on the end of it!" How about we fund THAT instead and then we can stop seeing these horrible ads on TV of starving children whilst I'm trying to eat my tea!

Downvote all you want, you know I'm right!

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Sued for using HTTPS: Big brands told to cough up in crypto patent fight

Daniel Hall
Stop

Here is a suggestion to America

Stop it with your way of suing everyone every time there is an opportunity.

This crypto encrypting technology should NOT be owned by ANYONE - It works to secure the people of the internet. How can you sue a company for that?

In America you sue and get sued REGARDLESS of the outcome to any other parties, even if it means potentially RUINING another company because you lack the common sense needed to stop this turd like behaviour!

You all need your bloody heads looking at!

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Sneaky Microsoft renamed its data slurper before sticking it back in Windows 10

Daniel Hall

Re: FTFY

/thanks for the career advise.

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Daniel Hall

Tinfoil hats

I would make a fortune from you lot if I just sold tinfoil hats.

You're all over this with extremely little proof or anything solid to back up your concerns.

And whats more, is that the data the OS collects is because it requires it for services to work as has been stated my many others and not just in this forum.

If you dont like it then stop using it. Move onto something else, just stop flippin moaning.

You're like a bunch of CHRILDREN that are whining their poor arses off.

What would you do if your car started reporting back to its manufacturer its location every 5 minutes?

You would go mad!

BUT... What if it did this for a new service to send you an ambulance if it noticed you had been in a crash (detected by g sensors) but it had to go through your car manufacturer and not direct to the emergency service to ensure it wasnt being spoofed or for verification of the alert before wasting the ambulances time.

Think outside the box a bit more, there is such a thing as outside away from your pit.

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Eclipse staggers to feet, gets smacked by second DDoS

Daniel Hall

(Stands up)

Stuff it, If I get questioned, ill just say I raised the issue with the Reg to let everyone know why they might not be able to access the net!

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Daniel Hall

Worldwide

We've been monitoring the DDoS attacks all over the world via http://www.digitalattackmap.com/#anim=1&color=0&country=ALL&list=0&time=16759&view=map and there was at one point 118gbps coming into the UK identified as DDoS from the Korea/Thialand areas

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Video still causing mobile data traffic to shoot through the roof

Daniel Hall

Facebook

Did they account for video's watched on Facebook?

Im not sure how it works, but could the videos watched on Facebook only be seen as web traffic since its through only facebooks servers?

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One-armed bandit steals four hours of engineer's busy day

Daniel Hall
Trollface

Re: Trivial

Why do I STILL see and hear "techies" saying they've turned something on then off again.

I really hope you turned that router back on before you left!

Just to remind everyone, you turn it OFF and THEN you turn it ON......got it?

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Facebook conjures up a trap for the unwary: scanning your camera for your friends

Daniel Hall
Mushroom

ERROR

Error

Title does not represent content

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Here's the little-known legal loophole that permitted mass surveillance in the UK

Daniel Hall
Flame

Re: What the what?

but....

what the hell is 21 shillings.

Why dont you just say, it would have cost £xxx amount on todays prices or based on inflation or something more reader friendly.

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