* Posts by John70

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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

John70

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

John70

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

John70

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

John70

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

John70

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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

John70

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

John70

Mono-doh!

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Docs need to do remote consultations – report

John70

Re: Walk *before* you try to run ...

And yet when I go to my GP the waiting room is empty even though next available booking is 1 week later and its the only appointment left and online seems to be 2-3 weeks.

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Teen tricks leaky Valve into publishing hot new Steam game: Watching Paint Dry

John70
Pint

Re: Ruby off the rails

He's in Uni... So probably already had a few

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Ad-blockers are a Mafia-style 'protection racket' – UK's Minister of Fun

John70

Just add what Cynical Observer has said...

The "Minister of Fun" was also talking about the changes to the TV Licence regarding the iPlayer.

Basically saying if you watch anything on iPlayer whether it's being broadcast live or not you will need a TV Licence. They are wanting to push this through Parliament as soon as possible.

So I'm guessing that if any device has iPlayer on it, time to cough up the TV tax.

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More and more Brits are using ad-blockers, says survey

John70

May want to read this

Seen this at the bottom of the story on BBC web site about iPlayer "loop hole"...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35708623

...

Mr Whittingdale (Culture Secretary) also launched a new drive to tackle ad-blocking, saying it poses a similar threat to websites that illegal file-sharing did to music and film a decade ago.

"This practice is depriving many websites and platforms of legitimate revenue," he said. "It is having an impact across the value chain, and it presents a challenge that has to be overcome. Because, quite simply, if people don't pay in some way for content, then that content will eventually no longer exist.

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NASA stormed by 18,000 wannabe 'nauts

John70

Re: Definitely "The Martian" Effect!

+1 for "Science the shit out of it" reference :)

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UK universities unveil £28m hub for Internet of Things

John70
Joke

Re: They'll connect the hub to the smart beer fridge...

...or ordered the non-alcoholic beverages...

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UK ISP Sky to make smut an opt-in service from 2016

John70

Sky Movies

Just waiting for the first stories to appear that blocks Sky's On Demand service from showing films that "may contain sexual scenes".

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Doctor Who's The Zygon Invasion shape-shifts Clara and brings yet more hybrids

John70

Will this mean the prediction of Clara's death may actually be her "double" that dies?

And all this time Clara was a sleep and has no idea who the Doctor is?

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'To read this page, please turn off your ad blocker...'

John70

We should sue Ad companies for using up our bandwidth.

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A BOFH friendly cloud service? Shurely shome mistake...

John70

Damn...

Thought it was a BOFH story :(

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PINs easily pinched with iPhone-attached thermal imaging kit

John70

Old News

Just had to check the date of the news story because I remember reading something similar months ago... Quick Google search... Yep.. August 2014

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Vc-69M-UWk

http://petapixel.com/2014/08/29/heres-iphone-thermal-cameras-can-used-steal-pin-codes/

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French privacy cops snarl at websites over crap EU cookie warnings

John70

I just completely ignore the cookie banner. It's a stupid law.

As AC above puts it "If the EU wants to do something useful, the need to impose laws against cross-site tracking except when allowed via explicit and informed user consent."

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Employees love their IT departments (almost very nearly true)

John70
Pint

Re: Have you tried?

"I've turned it off and on again"

Good old classic...

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Intel imagines chips in nappies to create the Internet of sh*t things

John70

Wonder if it sells well if Apple create iNappy and link it to the iPhone.

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