* Posts by jeremy 3

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Government to sling extra £4.7bn at R&D in bid to Brexit-proof Britain

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Re: If done right, an industrial strategy can definitely work

I saw nothing about a strategy... only an announcement .... you'd think a journalist would know the difference. Pretty poor reporting on the details of the strategy... oh wait, it was just an announcement.

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Trump inauguration DDoS protest is 'illegal', warn securobods

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Trump got more / less votes blah

I am from the UK. I don't care that much about who won... but it really annoys when people say "Trump got less votes" due to the system in America.

Fine, that may be true, but the voting system was the same for the previous Presidents. If its not right then why not be protesting about a change in the voting system.

Whinging that the system is broken is a bad workman blaming his tools.

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ProtonMail launches Tor hidden service to dodge totalitarian censorship

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Re: it will happen

"I don't know how"... erm... just like how the they blocked the thepiratebay.org they just blocked it, no legalaity required... censorship in the UK is a reality, the government doesn't have to obey the law... the investigatory powers act was simply to legalise what they have been doing for 10 years already... that is why there was a rush to get it in under EVERY government in recent times.

Its irrelevant if its legal. No government thinks legal is a thing that applies to them.

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Devs reverse-engineer 16,000 Android apps, find secrets and keys to AWS accounts

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Promo?

So i just need to write a little tool i want to sell.. buy some compromised data from the onion web and then The Register will promote it like an advert.

Really, don't you see these infosec companies are doing this for the article you are writing... and you dont charge them for that... just swallow the PR and write the drivel.

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Flight 666 lands safely in HEL on Friday the 13th

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Re: The Omen! I

Omg the Trump bogey man. How do you even sleep at night with such fear... Yawn ( one of many I expect in the next 4 years).

The end is nigh. That's you that is. Who cares if he won and will do what he says ... or more importantly why do you care.. you can't change it.

Jeez people like to complain from a position of not having to actually do anything. Complain about Syria then join the military. But give up on brexit and Trump it's really boring now.

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Oh Britain. Worried your routers will be hacked, but won't touch the admin settings

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Alexa, make my local network secure.

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How to secure MongoDB – because it isn't by default and thousands of DBs are being hacked

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If

..your mongo db got hacked, you were too cheap to pay for experience.

I'd check what JS repos that out sourcing company put in your code too!! An experienced dev would know how to secure it or advise an alternative. That's what the extra $20/hr is for... No sympathy.

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BBC surrenders 'linear' exclusivity to compete with binge-watch Netflix

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Event tv

Requires quality content. BBC reinvent yourself for 2000 first sort out the crap content and then aim at Netflix.

The Xmas day stats are telling, not one show I would have watched even time shifted. Xmas bake up, Christmas come laugh and vote. The midwife...typical period drama the BBC tries to claim is unique but not really for maybe 10years already.

The BBC is rubbish and the sooner it either cuts down its faux liberal remit and gets core tax funding or just ceases altogether won't be soon enough. The quality is not much higher than tmz these days.

People who are pro BBC are usually basing it on their rose tinted childhood.

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Anti-smut law dubs PCs, phones 'pornographic vendor machines', demands internet filters

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Obscene material - not defined.

The swearing in photos of most of the rather porky and quite ugly senators... if i can get a filter to hide the "show business for ugly people" that is politics, then i am all for it...

wait... they're trying to block tities? Yes, folks your bodies are evil and that infallible god we seem to be bewitched by, made them that way.... whatta guy!

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UKCloud: We ARE cheaper than Microsoft or AWS online storage

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Amazon pricing...

is pretty impossible to predict. I have done lots of work with AWS and when trying to convince a typical customer that some kind of cloud based service will be better for them, "how much will it cost" is not an unreasonable question. The answer is always "it depends" but even more so with AWS, even trying to estimate a price for matching a current setup elsewhere is just that, an estimate and still has a whole heap of "it depends" attached to it.

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MacBook killer? New Lenovo offering sexed up with XPoint booster

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On my last MacBook air

It was fun while it lasted but, Siri is not something I want and the gradual ripping of functions from pages is annoying.

I can't run a decent VM because ssd and ram were like hens teeth when I bought it.

Apple are clear that since I develop for both Android and Apple, I'm not welcome, I can fix my own Java.

And don't get me started on Python.. Apple still ships with 2.6 a mere 5 or so years since version 3.

Safari doesn't recognise UTF8 file names for images...

Apple only care for iphonez so back to Linux for me, I've heard it's better these days... Ran Ubuntu on my Mac... Flawless.

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Gov claws back £440m for rural broadband

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Super fast 24mb ...

Hahahahahahaha.

It was quite quick when they thought of it 5 years ago and the rate UK implements things it will be beyond 2020 when 4k video streams are standard.

Im sitting in Asia getting over 30gbps on free wifi in a bar. England really defines Quaint, or alternatively embarrassing.

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Why don't people secure their IoT gadgets? 'It's not my problem'

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Consumers HAVE learned!!!

That updates break things, companies can't be trusted to update stuff.

Phone updates slow down the phone or requite 3gb of space (iOS)... the idea in our industry that users have not learned is nonsense, they know full well that if they start fiddling with that stuff they will be confused the the toy wont work any more.

The IT industry as a whole (but particularly MS and Apple + Android phone manufacturers), is to blame for the attitude of users to security.

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USPTO: Hi, Ask Me Anything. Reddit: Can we trademark 'AMA'? USPTO: No.

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Reddit who

They're the people who edit posts they don't like, right?

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Brace yourself, network admins, Amazon Video just hit 200 nations

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Peering? Isn't it a "Sharing" economy now

Given there are a growing number of these services and they are realising that being on the internet means anyone can be their customer, we are bring a little overwhelmed with tv offerings.

Many require a subscription leading to a choice between shows or sports or whatever.

Maybe, having a subscription to one service should allow you time on other services.

I know, its a crazy social, sharing nonsense idea that makes no money....

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Uber-creepy: Dial-a-ride devs accused of stalking pop diva Beyonce

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Shameless

This was on that show literally 2 weeks ago. Silicon valley startup gets raided, lock down, buy new.

On the other hand.... you are using an app, paying with a credit card and giving your GPS to the driver to find you... when and on what planet did anyone think that information was going to treated well and respected?

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Trump's 140 characters on F-35 wipes $2bn off Lockheed Martin

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billions lost?

I read the story on this site, about Uber. They operate at a loss, despite being worth $60??

Twitter, we often hear, is not in profit and has been struggling for a while.

Facebook bought Whatsapp for $17 billion (or something like that).

Now, one tweet can drop a company's price by $2 billion?? And not a company that is likely to disappear or become unprofitable anytime soon.

Nevermind the causation vs correlation... my main take away here is that its all completely bonkers monopoly money that only exists on paper.

All the money for the planes is likely getting spent on something tangible (even if that is bonuses for employees), the other figures are just banking numbers on a piece of paper swayed by markets and opinion.

More and more i think economics has little connection with mathematics.

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Governments 'one step behind' tech firms in tracking tax – Meg Hillier

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yes its legal but...

I have no trouble with firms making big profits nor employing armies of accountants to find the best way to AVOID paying the taxes they are not required to..... however,

Companies like Google and Apple are keeping huge amounts of money in multi-regional setups to avoid tax in all countries.

It is a utopian view, i realise, but if there was a few more billion coming through tax, we could argue against personal tax increases more easily.

Government needs to hike our taxes and cut our services partly because they are not as much money as they claim they need.

No-one wants to pay tax and this situation will not go away because no country will agree a mutually fair arrangement. But when there are X million iphones in the UK and X million iTunes accounts, shouldn't they pay the same as a company located in the UK? (no more, no less).

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Oi, you, no flirting, no touching in the back of our rides, sniffs Uber

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disruption

Isn't this a perfect opportunity to set up a competitor.... "do all the hanky panky you like in our cars"...

Ok, it would be smothered in law suits pretty quick, but its a nice thought, no?

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Euro Patent Office prez 'a disgrace to France'

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not a dig at the EU but...

One of the things i don't like about the EU / any european treaty organisation.... is that nothing ever seems to make a difference. How long has this guy been reported on this website, yet hearings and reports go by with nothing changing.

Maybe there are good reasons for european unity in many places and things, but the lack of accountability by the various (and there are many) europe-wide organisations is the real problem.

I don't think this guy is doing this because he's French, i think he's doing it because he can.

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Violin Memory axes staff just before Christmas, gives CFO $150k bonus

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Surprising how?

None of the meat sacks who are getting the sack have the ear of the board.

If you're replaceable don't be surprised when you are removed.

Company loyalty and employee respect died years ago. Work for yourself or face getting fired at some point for restructuring reasons.

This is not new information.

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Amazon tries again with AppStream because customers didn't like it

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Your costs are off

... because whatever the cost of this service I STILL NEED A PC, so how does this do anything except move the company's licensing costs on the spreadsheet, the IT dept still needs to provide about 90% of whats required.

And anyone who has been in office where there is construction near by will know that even in big cities a digger (or back haul ?) can break fibre without blinking.

Oh and now i have a quad core chip in my cheapy android phone and the next laptop will likely come with 8gb of ram minimum.... when will I be without my own computing power to run these apps?

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Phishing tackle ships data catch to net sharks

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Buy your malware here

Just give me your credit card details and the software is yours.

YouTube is doing the world a favour letting script kiddies get scammed but don't be fooled.

Someone more experience would expect this and use a stolen credit card and a vanilla Gmail. They might even have dedicated separate Bitcoin accounts for buying on the onion net.

If he didn't back door his sales tools he's an amateur and shouldn't be dealt with.

As Mr units said above, how nieve. But he wins either way and it's not like you can sell malware in shops now is it.

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Tech giants warn IoT vendors to get real about security

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Android updates

Given how long and difficult and even unsuccessful this has been I can't see IoT improvements happening. The only way to implement it will be whitelists of devices in network kit from the likes of Cisco.

Then of course the trade war with China begins in ernest.

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Facebook recruits some help to fight fakes, but doubles down on wisdom of the crowd

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Re: Censorship?

Agreed, but the laziness of FB users is extreme.

I have been in a few groups on Facebook, usually relating to my local (non home) country.

People will post in facebook what they should post on google... "where can i buy rice", "is x movie being released in this country". I don't understand why they don't know or care they can get the answer instantly if they just used the internet a little bit more.

Fake news... i think we need to define that term better, if we have the same story from the too left BBC and the too right Fox, they wont be the same... which is fake and which is the trusted source?

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Twitter rolls out troll controls

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Re: Here's another option

I love how people post on here their ire at social media.

Whatever, you don't have to join, but you do understand that having a handle and posting here is still a form of social media. Maybe it's the self righteous anti social media folks posting on social media about how they don't use social media who need to disappear up they're own arse?

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China gets mad at Donald Trump, threatens to ruin Apple

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Few things i think are being missed in all this....

How long is manufacturing going to be a human process. The levels of automation are already pretty high so any manufacturing job in the next 10 years may be up for the chop.

China has got rich on being the world's factory, their middle class is growing. The poorest people are less poor than they were. The cheap labour is a finite resource, again something that 10 years will show.

Overall, jobs globally are declining, we're just getting more efficient.

Any politician that is not talking a basic state wage and clinging to the union view of "jobs jobs jobs" is going to be bitten on the arse when they can't provide them.

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AWS: We're gonna make mobile apps great again with Lambda functions

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Parse.com

I dont get these zeeo code backends. I've never seen a backend that wasnt very custom and usually linking to other web based systems. Mobile apps dont operate in a vacuum.

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Angry user demands three site visits to fix email address typos

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Not related but support

Only on Friday night (10pm) I got a call to help someone charge their new laptop. Bought that day. Post Facebook user, first laptop. After talking, sending images with big red arrows I got asked "can't you come here and help me" ... If only it was a ploy to get me there, but sadly it was a real request and I said #$&-&##&-_#

Blood relatives only now, and that's because I've trained them.

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Yeah, that '50bn IoT devices by 2020' claim is a load of dog toffee

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Re: A clear case of embiggening if you ask me

You want lawyers to define "secure", clearly you've missed the whole US tech law industry that is based on arguing about non defined terms. Grow up, if secure had a definition it would already be law.

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commercial vs domestic

Putting sensors on trackors is a good idea, there is some sense, some logic and quite a large number of farmers.

Why i need my toaster/kettel/fridge connected to the internet still illudes me. I had a smart 3D tv for a while (generous landlord) but it just wasn't worth plugging it into the internet. We plugged HMDI cables from laptops to watch torrented content, but that does not need a smart tv but provided said content in 1080p HD with no lag. The internet connected to stupid stuff doesn't make that stuff smart, it just makes it connected to the internet. Again why does my fridge / kettle/ toaster / light bulbs / door locks etc need to go online?

I honestly expect to see people with a cat 5 (or 6 now) cable up their butt anytime soon.

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2016 in a nutshell: Boffins break monkeys' backs to turn them into tragic shuffling cyborgs

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Re: Delaying Hope

So by the time this gets certification they'll be dead anyway. How selfish are we humans, kill anything for an extra 5 minutes of this life of confrontation.

I'm adding a clause to my donor card, not John Savard. Bury my organs and let him die :)

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Recruitment giant PageGroup hacked, Capgemini dev server blamed for info leak

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Is it still a leak when it comes from a sieve

Recruitment databases are a wealth of out of date information and old email addresses.

They are shared, sold, re-indexed etc regularly. If you have ever been on one, you will never be removed.

I get emails from recruiters who last saw a CV 15 years ago, they still think i am looking for the same job.

Anyone who's information was 'leaked' from this system is unlikely to even notice.

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Teen in the dock on terror apologist charge for naming Wi-Fi network 'Daesh 21'

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who sees a wifi network called that and then calls the police.

... the level of stupid is pretty high. If it was a real connection its like calling your wifi "terrorists r us".

The person who reported this should be getting a fair amount of shame for their "think of the children"... "OMG its an arabic word, terr-ist".

Sadly these muppets just dont get that they work for the bad guys by curtailing our values and our free speech etc etc ... freedom to make (bad / in poor taste) jokes.

Offense is taken, not given.

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Microsoft puts Windows Updates on a diet with 'differential downloads'

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no ones mentioned OSX yet...

Apple too give huge downloads for any update.

And while Windows 10 is now gathering all kinds of information about you. The apple store, from where all your software must come, knows what you have installed but still just gives you the multi-GB file.

If you are using W10 then you already lost your privacy, so at least this looks like a good thing to come out of MS.

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Microsoft's IFTTT competitor goes live for suits & sysadmins alike

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IFTTT

Worst thing on the internet.

Can't connect anything actually useful to any else that is remotely useful.

Do you want to automatically post your facebook to pinterest? No, give me a way to automate the stuff i do, not what google stats says most people do.

Although, a small python script will pretty much do anything these services are trying to do.

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EU €120m Wi-Fi spend explained, but not excused

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why not...

Just offer free wifi for 3 years to a "public" service such as a library or sports facility.

Seems much more simple and easier to tell if said 'thing' is a real place.

I cant see many people arguing with the EU paying the libraries internet.

Everyone and their dog offer free wifi (in exchange for spamming you forever)... do we need an EU wifi.

Actually, in a little while we wont be eligible so being from UK, i'll shut up now. Waste the money EU, soon not our problem. (c'mon, gotta find the positives, even you stanch remainers).

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MPs want Blighty to enforce domestic roaming to fix 'not spots'

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UK is so quaint

Market forces yeah... We'll have 5 (count Em, 5) competing networks... No wait 4... Merger, what merger... Ok 3.

Yeah, market forces at work.

Here in Vietnam I pay about $10/month for 4g and I haven't found anywhere remote enough to avoid coverage, only in tiny valleys.

UK Government: please please please

Tellcos: Me, me, me , me, me.

The west and not least UK need to stop sitting on their laurels before they are the "developing" country... Even Cambodia is rolling out 4g.

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Smartmobe made 'intermittent bright flashes and a hissing noise' in Biz class seat

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Re: My phone gets switched off before boarding

My smart device is more than a phone, allowing me to watch movies and listen to music.

I also communicate with friends and family.

Oh and sometimes , just somtimes, work email or call,.

If you are so important that you are indispensable on a flight, you're probably exactly the person who should have his phone on, no?

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Birmingham sperm bank pulls plug after just a handful of recruits

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Childcatcher

Children are noisy and they smell

They are also the biggest single bad thing you can inflict on the environment with their lifelong carbon dependant existence.

I would rather spill it over the floor/bed/tissue than give someone who denies natural selection (of fertile potential parents) a chance at killing my world some more because "my biological clock is ticking" .... Get a f**king cat.

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Salesforce rules out Twitter bid

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who saw this coming... maybe everyone?

I tried to get it, i signed up at least twice. I even talked to the company's social media person (some 20 something cross-channel specialist.. whatever that is).... but i could not get over the pointlessness of twitter. It actively took technology that was available and clipped its wings.

Hey Silicon Valley, a business model includes a way to make money. The current 'build something' and then wonder how to make cash from it is taking any means of assessing value from things leading to $18 billion being paid for Whatsapp.

Watch Dragon's Den or talk to an accountant. The value of a business is a fairly simple equation of costs, income, customers etc so by any intelligent definition of the term, Twitter has always been worthless!

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Social media flame wars to be illegal, says top Crown prosecutor

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Re: John Smith

I'm tempted to set up two fake john Smith account's to attack each other. Is it a hate crime when I'm attacking my alter ego?

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Command line coffee machine: Hacker shuns app so he can stay at the keyboard for longer

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On the same network as the coffee machine...

'Nuff said.

Not finding it easy to see the benefit in lots this IoT stuff.

I want to, but making coffee is hardly a big deal.

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French programmers haul Apple into court over developer rules

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App development

Gave up because Apple are twats and customers think that if they use the word simple in the requirements it means cheap.

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Prime Minister May hints at shaking up Blighty's 'dysfunctional' rural broadband

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UK is already in the dark ages

...listen to you all .. you'd think putting actual physical connections in the ground is the only way to get broadband to rural areas...

In Spain, i often visit some friends in a village. Its about 12 miles up into the mountains and after Telephonica refusal to put in a line for years, another company rolled out some form of wimax repeaters up the valley and now everyone has a small microwave antenna on their house for up to around 8 or 10 M/Bit.

A few towers were much cheaper than digging a hole.... but the UK has been so focused on BT and the cost of digging holes, tech has moved on.

I don't know how politicians can even say "market economics" when BT exists and has fought for it's monopoly with apparent government support at every turn.

Now i write this, i am wondering why the likes of Vodafone don't roll out 4G to rural places first and steal the march (and the customers) from BT's hole digging empire.

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Apple to automatically cram macOS Sierra into Macs – 'cos that worked well for Windows 10

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More I thing nonsense

I bought a Mac book air because its quite a good computer.

I don't want or need I devices. Leave my laptop alone.

After at least 5 or 6 macs I may head back to Linux on my next hardware update.

*iThing was being auto corrected by Android

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Apple's Breaxit scandal: Frenchman smashes up €50,000 of iThings with his big metal balls

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faulty

That happened to me once. They put an extra stick of ram in my new laptop wrong, messed it right up.

I went back to the shop, explained and they gave me new one. The end.

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Lily Cole: You'd hate me more if Impossible.com were a success

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actually

The idea is not entirely stupid.

I have been approached by a number of possible clients over the last 4 or 5 years to make some kind of app that allows people to send thoughts, prayers, gift etc to other people who you may or may not know.

This kind of thing is alien to me, if i like you enough i will actually make an effort, not use some website or app. Nevertheless, enough people do think like this and religion doesn't help. Just look at how many muppets click like and share on the picture of the kid with cancer.

Having said all that, she was welcome to do exactly as she has done with a private investor and fail privately (like everyone else). The problem here was public money being wasted.

People want to be nice to each other and send good wishes / help. But people don't want to pay to it.

Its not a difficult concept to grasp and a little research beforehand might have given a hint at that.

None of this is helped by the "sharing economy" .. where i share freely and a company sells it for profit. More people are wising up to that.

Want to help someone;- visit that elderly neighbour, buy the big issue, sign greenpeace petitions...

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Did last night's US presidential debate Wi-Fi rip-off break the law?

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amazed no-one made a connection

I appreciate the FCC role given the Marriott thing, which was clearly spectrum related mischief (as stated in the article)... what actually happened is much more like Star Bucks or Pizza Hut asking you not to drink or eat your own food in their restaurant.

Planes are trying it but those that charge for a sandwich on flight usually have high prices and crap sandwiches so i bluetooth or usb mine at 35,000ft.

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