* Posts by John70

300 posts • joined 21 May 2009

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So the 'Year of Linux' never happened. When is it Chrome OS's turn?

John70

Games

What Linux desktop needs is game manufacturers to also write their games for Linux.

But this is a bit of a chicken and egg situation. People won't use Linux if there are no games for it and manufacturers wont create games for Linux until there is a mass market for it.

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FCC Commissioner blasts new TV standard as a 'household tax'

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Re: a tax on every household with a television

We call it the BBC TV Licence.

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Kebab and pizza shop owner jailed for hiding £179k from the taxman

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Accountants

He needed to use the same accountants as Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, etc...

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Mobe reception grief turns LTE Apple Watch 3 into – er, a dull watch

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Joke

Isn't Apple's Motto...

...It Just Works?

If that is the case, it's a feature not a bug

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New HMRC IT boss to 'recuse' herself over Microsoft decisions

John70

What is it with "Digital"?

What is it with sticking "Digital" into job titles and department names?

Is it non-IT people using buzz-words to make them think they know what they talking about instead of understanding what digital actually means?

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Five ways Apple can fix the iPhone, but won't

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Joke

My feature request for iPhone and Android is to run Windows

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Scottish pensioners rage at Virgin cabinet blocking their view

John70

Price Hike

That's not the only thing that's big from Virgin Media.

Received email saying they putting the cost of their service up by £2.99 end of October.

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We don't need another hero: Huawei overtakes Apple – even without a big-hitter

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Android update cycle is buy a new phone.

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UK.gov wants quick Brexit deal with EU over private data protections

John70

Quickies

UK.gov seem to want quick deals on everything Brexit...

Best option for the Government would be to say "Fuck it, we're not leaving. People will moan but who cares."

After all, they will be kicked out in next election.

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Are Asimov's laws enough to stop AI stomping humanity?

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Re: 0th

And what if one of the 3 adults were pregnant?

And what of the occupants of the car?

Would it spare the children, the pregnant woman or the occupants of the car which may also contain children and a pregnant woman?

Or simply apply the brakes...

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Brace yourselves, Virgin Media prices are going up AGAIN, people

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Re: Prices going up, customers going down (by one) ...

I've dumped VM's TV and just kept broadband. Never had their phone.

Anything I want to watch I get from Netflix/Amazon Prime and Freeview...

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Jodie Who-ttaker? The Doctor is in

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But the Doctor still hasn't regenerated as a Ginger... He (or now she) always wanted to be a Ginger.

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Software dev bombshell: Programmers who use spaces earn MORE than those who use tabs

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So by sound of it those with a higher salary using spaces need to take a pay cut since the IDE will do it for you when you press TAB.

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Break crypto to monitor jihadis in real time? Don't be ridiculous, say experts

John70

It's all good and well to try and get WhatsApp, Apple, etc to "weaken" their encryption but what if the "groups of interest" developed their own encrypted communication tool?

Is the Government going to ask them to weaken their encryption?

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Your internet history on sale to highest bidder: US Congress votes to shred ISP privacy rules

John70

Scramble

There will be a rise in apps that at random times of the day will randomly goes to web sites (from a list), follow a few links and move onto the next just to screw with the ISPs data collection.

Ones that are fast enough to be "human" speed not DDoS speed.

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I need an ISP that offers IPv6. Virgin Media: Whatevs, nerd

John70

Re: My tweet was mentioned...

"turn the lovely SuperHub into a Modem and thus disable over half the device"

I did that the day they changed my old modem into a SuperHub. I prefer my own gear over ISP given "stuff". Less problems.

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I'LL BE BATT: Arnie Schwarzenegger snubs gas guzzlers for electric

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Re: 'charged to 80 per cent in just 25 minutes'

@Ivan 4

I think it'll be more like you've pull up to a charger and some thieving sod has nicked the cable.

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All the cool kids are doing it – BT hikes broadband and TV bills

John70

Get rid of TV...

When Virgin upped their prices last time I got rid of the TV package and just kept broadband. Didn't have their telephone.

Then I subscribed to Netflix...

I hardly watch scheduled programmes, It was always on-demand or catch-up. So just made sense for me to get rid of the TV package.

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Microsoft posts death notices for Windows 7 sysadmin certifications

John70

Bits of Paper

I've been on training courses in the past and got the piece of paper at the end of it, but never done an exam to be certified. I don't see the point in it, especially if you have to renew it every couple of years.

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Zuck off: Facebook's big kahuna sues Hawaiians to kick 'em off their land

John70

Re: Never liked him

That's because they have to be "friends" with their parents.

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Amazon files patent for 'Death Star' flying warehouse

John70

Airships are so last century. What they need is a Helicarrier.

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'Emoji translator' sought by translations firm

John70

Why do we need all these emojis?

Emojis should be gender, race & religion neutral. There is no need for 100's of variations of the same emotion.

Back to basics :-)

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British banks chuck smartphone apps out of Windows

John70

Torch App

Win 10 Phone has Flashlight in the Action Centre.

No need for a separate app.

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Brexflation: Lenovo, HPE and Walkers crisps all set for double-digit hike

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Yet you didn't see these companies dropping their prices when the pound's strong against the dollar.

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Is this the worst Blockchain idea you've ever heard?

John70

You'll find it's called The X Factor.

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Virgin Media costs balloon by MEEELLIONS in wake of Brexit

John70

Re: They are a media company ( import costs )

Yet you have to pay £2.50 for paper billing...

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John70

Same here so I just cancelled the TV subscription.

They tried their best to "persuade" me to keep it...

All I need is the broadband. After all you can get most of your viewing pleasure from Freeview and On Demand services.

And I never had the telephone from them.

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Alleged hacker Lauri Love loses extradition case. Judge: Suicide safeguards in place

John70

Will this mean that the US will go for Gary McKinnon again if Lauri Love is extradited?

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EU court: Linking to pirated stuff doesn't breach copyright... except when it does

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Search Engines

Then we come back to search engines linking to copyright material on the Internet...

Arn't the likes of Google, Bing, etc in breach of copyright?

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Star Trek film theory: 50 years, 13 films, odds good, evens bad? Horta puckey!

John70

Star Trek: Discovery

Then you have Star Trek: Discovery where the ship looks like a cross between NX Class Starship and a Klingon D7 Battlecrusier.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGsuM31IC-Q

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Meet Deliveroo's ‘bold and impactful’ new logo. No, really

John70

The Deliveroo drivers I've seen round Manchester are more like Suicide Squad the way they weave in and out of traffic.

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Corbyn lied, Virgin Trains lied, Harambe died

John70

He should try the crappy carriages Northern Rail use instead of a luxury Virgin train.

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NASA wants to sell International Space Station to private enterprise

John70

Re: Trying to avoid de-orbit costs?

Or insure it for 5-10 times it's value and "suddenly gets hit by an asteroid"...

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Capita was always going to axe staff under Project Vincent – sources

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Call Centres

It's time the Government introduced an off-shoring tax on companies that "move" jobs from the UK to off-shore so that it will fund the benefits of those that been put on the dole because dick moves like this.

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Google tells Android's Linux kernel to toughen up and fight off those horrible hacker bullies

John70

Re: Patching speed is probably the issue

I thought manufacturers update practice was to release a new phone/tablet with the latest Android not update current equipment.

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Windows Phone users beg Pokémon Go creators for attention

John70

Re: Windows Phone?

Windows Phone does the job...

1. Makes Calls

2. SMS

3. Email

4. Web Browser

5. Maps

6. Camera

7. Whatsapp

8. Social Media : Facebook, Twitter, etc (if you're into those things)

What else do you need?

Millions of pointless apps?

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The Reg Coding competition – 10 times as hard as the last one!

John70

Re: They want a serious coding competition yet no C or C++?

It looks like they want script kiddies to have a chance at winning and not just have the competition open to proper programmers.

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John70

VB

Which VB is it? Is it VB for Applications, VB Script, VB 6, VB.NET ?

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Linus Torvalds in sweary rant about punctuation in kernel comments

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* So does Linus like this comment since he didn't list it?

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IBM scraps loyal staffer gifts in favour of... a congratulatory social page

John70

Loyalty at 3 & 5 years???

They have (or had) loyalty schemes for 3 & 5 years?

They must have 1 hell of a turnover of staff.

Where I work it's 20, 30, 40, 50 years...

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Wannabe Prime Minister Andrea Leadsom thinks all websites should be rated – just like movies

John70

18PG Certificate

Just give the Internet an 18 certificate with Parental Guidance thrown in.

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Behold the ROBOT RECTUM... medics' relief

John70

I'll give you +1 for just mentioning Bender's phrase

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Alleged Brit hacker Lauri Love bailed amid US extradition battle lull

John70

You can be in your 30s, 40s, 50s, etc and be a student like with the Open University

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Lloyds Banking Group puts 640 techies and backroom bods on chopping block

John70

Shall we place bets on when the next IT news story about LLoyds will appear when its something to do with a total cockup of services due to lack of IT personnel and using IT "services" in India?

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UK Home Office is creating mega database by stitching together ALL its gov records

John70
Black Helicopters

Next Step...

Mandatory National ID Cards all in the name of Anti-Terrorism.

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HR botches redundancy so chap scores year-long paid holiday

John70

Re: January 1st?

1st January 2000 for the Millennium Bug.

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Learn a scripting language and play nicely: How to get a DevOps job

John70

DevOps

"DevOps requires a good mix of knowledge in – not surprisingly – both development and in operations – not only in the technologies, but in the processes"

So basically an in-house development team that knows the business.

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Ex-HP boss Carly Fiorina sacked one week into new job

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Ted & Carly

Why does that sound like a Disney channel episode?

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CERN publishes massive data set

John70

Take even longer at peak times and traffic shaping

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French thrash Brits, Germans and Portuguese in IT innovation

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Mono-doh!

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