* Posts by Daniel Hall

149 posts • joined 11 Jan 2008


Samsung pulls sheets off costly phone-cum-fondleslab Galaxy Fold – and a hefty 5G monster

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Most comments:

Ohhh its really good.

But it costs a lot.

You cant have good and cheap ya know!

Reminds me when people ask me to recommend a laptop/PC to them to "play games on" or "do video editing" and when I mention it'll cost upwards of £1000 they gawp at me like I'm some kind of devil!

Three quarters of US Facebook users unaware their online behavior gets tracked

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Most what?

Title: Most US users...

First line of article: Most Facebook users

The UK is not the US.

The rest of the world is not the US.

I complained before about this website and the lack of transparency up front of whether an article is written by a US or UK person.

I'll say it again.

Hire BRITISH writers.

An AI system has just created the most realistic looking photos ever

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Re: They Are Among Us

There are ALWAYS errors in the Reg articles. It's just a fact of life!

Vitamin Water gets massive publicity for new flavor: Utter BS

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I thought they were selecting ONE person out of all entries to go smartphone free for ONE year to win ONE prize of $100,000....

It's December 2018, and a rogue application can still tell your Apple Mac: I'm your El Capitan now

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Re: hurr durr


To the non techy people out there, you know who I mean, anything that alters the working state of a computer against the will of the user will get called a virus.

I was simply implying the world is full of Mac loving sheeple who love a Mac for no other reason than they "heard it doesnt get viruses"

Dont worry, its Friday tomorrow.

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hurr durr

Macs are invincible. Macs never get viruses.


FCC slammed for 'arbitrary and reckless' plan to change how text messages are regulated

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Wtf uk

Oh wait. Its not us being idiots this time.

Carry on.

OM5G... Qualcomm teases next Snapdragon chip for phones: The 855 with a fingerprint Sonic Screwdriver, er, Sensor

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What the f**k

Let me get this straight..

We have 4G that goes a long way, kind of goes through some walls and doesnt get badly ruined in fog.

4G is also FAST. as in, the SAME major cities where 5G will be implemented typically already have 4G doing 60mbp/s+ all day long with low latency.

Who the HELL needs more than that speed on a mobile device?

This feels like the 3D TV ballache from years ago. Why try and replace something with what is literally a gimmick.

Black Friday? Yes, tech vendors might be feeling a bit glum looking at numbers for the UK

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It's because

We're not stupid, well, some of us arent.

Oh look this soundbar is on a black Friday deal, 30% off you say?

When in reality that soundbar was increased in price nearing 30% on the run-up to the sales.

Thanksgiving brings together Apple's Siri and Google Assistant

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Proofread fail again and again

What is it with journalism these days and the journalists not proofreading the stories. Even my thesaurus advises changing the offending word to something else, that'll ensure you are no longer feeling as if a stroke is happening whilst trying to read the poorly written sentence.

Find the dodgy part of this sentence:

Not at all annoying. Having to say two companies fixed wake phrases is actually better than having to say just one because it will remind you have much you love saying brand names out loud all the time.


Dot-com web addresses prices to swell, thanks to sweetheart deal between Uncle Sam, Verisign

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Re: Yes, WE lose

Your government, not 'the' government,

Dont ever include government in a sentence without clarifying that it has nothing to do with OUR government.

YOUR government are a bunch of twits.

Apple's launch confirms one thing: It's determined to kill off the laptop for iPads

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"What you might not know is we've sold more iPads in the last year than the entire notebook lineup of all of the biggest notebook manufacturers,"

When will the advertising world realise that we're sick of their shitty spin on words.

Piss off!

36.9+32.1+23.5+13.9+13.1+2.4+0.4+0.3 does NOT equal 44.2

Forgotten that Chinese spy chip story? We haven't – it's still wrong, Super Micro tells SEC

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All that will happen is this..

In 6 months time or less, some or none of the ideas in this thread will be shown to be true.

SuperMicro's share price will have recovered back to not far off what it was before.

Everyone forgets or doesnt talk about "that time we thought China put spy chips on those motherboards.

Because, as much as you're generally all smart enough to figure out what the real story is, no one will push to get the PCAP or photos of the boards and those chips. It just wont happen.

It's just another rumour and we've all got a bit excited about it. All I will get is negative comments from people I've offended. Boohoo.

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

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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

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

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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.

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

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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...


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

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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.


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

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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

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

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Re: WiFi too

No one in that thread provided proof.

At least read the entire thread first

DNS resolver will check requests against IBM threat database

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

"Our DNS nameservers are always:"

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


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

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

Taken from:


//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.//

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

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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.


RIP common sense!

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

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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.

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

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"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.

Apple wets its pants over Swatch ad tagline

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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.

BezosBux: Amazon gets into scrip game with Cash scheme

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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.


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"


theregister.CO.UK ?

Microsoft wants screaming Windows fans, not just users

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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.


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


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

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Re: Good

@John Brown (no body)


Sorry, couldn't help it.

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

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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!

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

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

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

Did I miss something?

Idiot flies drone alongside Flybe jet landing at Newquay Airport

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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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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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your_mortgage_payments.rar is downloaded upon opening this article!

Sorry dont have your number to warn you!

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

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

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4GB? Really

See title.

Catastrophic 123-reg VPS cockup deletes Ross County FC website

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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.

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

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"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..

Which keys should I press to enable the CockUp feature?

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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


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Re: I've been april fooled


One of the calls I get regularily.

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

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

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"....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?

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

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

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

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

Stephen Hawking reckons he's cracked the black hole paradox

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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.


Windows 10 makes big gains at home, lags at work

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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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"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"

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

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"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.

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

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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.

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

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....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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