* Posts by zaax

214 posts • joined 9 Apr 2008

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Moneysupermarket fined £80,000 for spamming seven million customers

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Which means they are storing your details. If they had just deleted them as soon as you not ticked the box they would not have this problem

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BT's Ryan Reynolds helicopter Wi-Fi ads 'misleading', thunders ad watchdog

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If this is the case and my router does not provide 40mps at 200m its faulty.

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30,000 London gun owners hit by Met Police 'data breach'

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Funny how the person who is responsable is always on leave.

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Broadband providers almost double prices after deals end

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Its a pity is so difficult to move, as you loose your phone number

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Put down your coffee and admire the sheer amount of data Windows 10 Creators Update will slurp from your PC

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With all that data Mircosoft is collecting no wonder some enterprise users have not switch to it, and are still on XP.

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Three to lawyer up unless Ofcom intervenes in spectrum market

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More spectrum does not equal more bandwidth, all Three needs to do is to make cell smaller, and add cells to were there is none.

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Plusnet slapped with £880k fine for billing ex customers

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Re: How can you not notice?

Just reclaim the DD's

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Kodi-pocalypse Now? Actually, it's not quite here yet

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Kodi is not illegal. Kodi is not illegal to use in the EU, and the last time I looked the UK is stil in ythe EU

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Licence-fee outsourcer Capita caught wringing BBC tax from vulnerable

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Re: Amazed

Westworld; Lucifer; Star trek; Stargate to name just three

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University DDoS'd by its own seafood-curious malware-infected vending machines

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And there is the problem. Vendling machine owners do not care about your network.

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MEEELLIONs of Brits stick with current broadband provider rather than risk no Netflix

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Its also the loss of a phone number that you have had since the 60's

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UK.gov still drowning in legacy tech because no one's boarding Blighty's £700m data centre Ark

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If it an't broke don't fix it. It would be better to train people to run the 'old' systems that have been working for last 50 years, than make new systems that fail badly.

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Nielsen, eat your heart out: TiVo woos admen with prediction engine

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What about me? I hardly watch TV at all (its so old fashioned) , and my ad blocker works very well. Back to the advertising on billboards, as thats the only way you will get me.

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BT's hiring! 500 more customer service folk to answer your angry calls

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As this is on the BT retail side it will have no effect on the repair times.

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Sysadmin figures out dating agency worker lied in his profile

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Bad programing.

The biggest key on the keyboard is the RETURN button its not an enter button. On some US number pads there is an enter button sometomes bottom right.

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More than half of punters reckon they can't get superfast broadband

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Re: Why 60Mb?

A family with two children will easly use that and more, which is why 1g is needed per household

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New UK trade deals would not compensate for loss of single market membership

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Re: Really ....

ARM holdings.

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£1m military drone crashed in Wales after crew disabled anti-crash systems – report

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Re: "Crew"

In a normal aircraft any landing is a good landing, one where the aircraft can be used again is an excellent landing

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BT customers hit by broadband outage ... again

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So what happends to the £18 standing charge I pay BT / plusnet?

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Why does an Android keyboard need to see your camera and log files – and why does it phone home to China?

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Thats facebook then. Why facebook needs so may permissions...

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Lights! Camera! Infraction! Filmmakers behind 117 meeellion robocalls to shift DVDs

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Proceeds of crime - take the lot, incuding his house.

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Geniuses at HMRC sack too many staff! Nope, can't do it online. FAIL

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The East Anglian regional center will not be with in the East Anglian region, (at present) it will be on the Isle of Dogs

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Revealed: How NASA saved the Kepler space telescope from suicide

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which is why we need space elevator

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FBI ends second iPhone fight after someone, um, 'remembers' the PIN

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Re: Q: How is the government ever going to convict bad guys without access to encryption?

Is the same problem. Is that wheel wrench in the passenger foot well becuase I have just changed a tyre or because I am going to use it to attack someone.

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HMRC Verify is '2nd class'

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Put all that information in one place if just asking for trouble. Hackers will be swaming around like bees in honey pot. Also concidering the govenment will not pay for good security.

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BOFH: If you liked it then you should've put the internet in it

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Its surprising easy to hide a tracker on someones phone

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Furious English villagers force council climbdown over Satan's stone booty

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This is the work of the devil, as he did walk near(ish) by

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil's_Footprints

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Buying gov.UK kit via price-comparison digital portal could 'save £10bn'

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Re: Well, I wish you can buy government services the same way

You can talktalk and BT have their back office in india and you can not understand a word they are saying

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BT, Sky, EE, TalkTalk and Virgin to appeal website blocking ruling

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Block that range of IP address, if the block includes a whole country so be it.

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UK.gov could reopen Google's £130m HMRC tax deal, says Parliament

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If they didn't break any rules / laws what is there to look at other than new laws?

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Ofcom must tackle 'monopolistic' provider BT, says shadow digital minister Chi Onwurah

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Re: Is the issue Openreach

VM keeps being brought on the never-never, which why it is in debit.

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France joins India in telling Facebook to just Zuck off

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What would be even better is to see the password in the box instead of * or dots

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Ex-TalkTalker TalkTalks: Records portal had shared password. It was 4 years old

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Why do they need your date of birth?

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Forget Tiger Woods – here's Cyber Woods: Robot golfer hits hole-in-one during tournament

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and. There are plenty of ranging tables on the net

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BT airs out new business structure as it digests EE

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Last year Openreach made £2.6billion of profits.

If this was ploughed back in to broadband we would be well on our way to ultra fast broadband

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BT dismisses MPs' calls to snap off Openreach as 'wrong-headed'

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Re: Investment.....

When the East Anglia line was in BR hands the intercity trains had a restaurant, they only have a buffet car now, and the 60 year old slam door trains are still being used.

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Re: Roads. Electricity. Internet.

Sky has the only LLU kit in my local exchange, and they run / offer the spine service

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Squeeze the banana to log into this office Wi-Fi

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why have a password - just keep the wi-fi signals in the office.

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BOFH: I want no memory of this pointless conversation. Alcohol please

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In Spain the bar closed when the last person leaves and opens when the first person arrives. Which can get complicated if first person arrives before the last person has left.

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Irish electricity company threatens to cut off graveyard

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Grave yards and church (with graves) yards in the UK are normally owned by the parish, and church owned by 'The Chuch'.

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E.ON fined £7m for smart meter fail

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smart technology isn't here yet as the mobile phone coverage is very poor in large parts of the country

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HMRC 'reluctant' to crack down on VAT fraudsters – tax ace

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VAT would have been charged at the point of entry for UK held stock, but VAT would not have been charged on the profit. ie the difference between 1p and 99p

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TalkTalk: Hackers may have nicked personal, banking info on 4 million Brits

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One of the questions is why do they want a DOB?

The main question how did they get it if all the information was hashed?

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Connected kettles boil over, spill Wi-Fi passwords over London

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Re: What kind of numpty would actually want one of these things?

Looking around it seems quite a few. In our house the problem is who is going to fill it.

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DfID becomes second ministry to SPURN Cabinet Office IT scheme

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In the mean time the DVLA brings IT back in house

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Holy litigation, Batman! Custom Batmobile cars nixed by copyright

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How it that anywhere near a bat mobile? For a start it does not have a jet engine which would be 90% of the car or any of the other things the bat mobile has.

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Thousands cut off from email after EE bungles domain renewal

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Its EE and you expected more?

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EE: Yes, our broadband service is a total clusterf**k – but we promise to improve

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I am surprised that anyone has a broadband account with them.

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‘Dumb pipe’ Twitter should sell up and quit, says tech banking chap

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Is that a banker talking? Don't worry they keep all their losing money and know nothing about the rest of the world.

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