* Posts by cornz 1

2731 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009

Cardiff chap chucks challenge at chops*-checking cops

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Re: But! But!

Yes, these days the blow up so quickly.

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No fandango for you: EU boots UK off Galileo satellite project

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Re: Dictionary anyone? Lucas North

*you're.

Contraction of "you are". Your is a possessive meaning "belonging to".

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Aussie bloke wins right to sue Google over 'underworld' images

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Re: ProperDave

Wouldn't matter anyway!

You're MY wife now!!!!

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British egg producers saddened by Google salad emoji update

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Re: More inclusive?

Again.

Pander to the minorities and completely disregard the wishes of the OVERWHELMING egg eating populace.

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Russia appears to be 'live testing' cyber attacks – Former UK spy boss Robert Hannigan

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More FUD

"Asked at the start of an audience Q+A whether the UK was at cyberwar with Russia, Hannigan replied that it probably was. "It certainly feels like we are in a state of conflict," he mused".

And with that one statement, any credence disappeared up his own arse.

Probably???

FEELS like it???

Have a word with yourself man..

Handy distraction for the other shitstorm that is brexit??

Cynical? Moi?

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Fingered: Pants-down 'poo jogger' alleged to be corp exec

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Re: Should charge him with anti-terrorism laws

No more than the rest of us I would imagine.

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Activists hate them! One weird trick Facebook uses to fool people into accepting GDPR terms

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A whole 4% you say.

I can feel them quake as we speak...

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Cold call bosses could be forced to cough up under new rules

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Re: Split their noses open with a boat hook

@Teiwaz:

"Cheese straws don't suck".

Obviously you have never tasted one....

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Brit ISPs get their marker pens out: Speed advertising's about to change

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Re: I'm sure

"...then Which's credibility just took a nosedive.

Tell us something we don't know."

I can fit my hand up my own arse!

There, you didn't know that.

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I'm sure

I have recently seen a TV advert where Which? rated TalkTalk as the "best" ISP according to customers.

If that's the case ( I could have dreamt it!) then Which's credibility just took a nosedive.

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The future of radio may well be digital, but it won't survive on DAB

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DAB

epitomises the saying "A solution looking for a problem".

The reception is shit, even when FM/AM get a bit wobbly you can still listen and understand whats being said / played. Not with DAB.

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Das blinkenlights are back thanks to RPi revival of the PDP-11

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Re: an obsolete computer enthusiast

A rather unfortunate turn of phrase methinks.

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Your parents love you, Cortana. That's why we bought you an upgrade

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Your Parents Love You.

Everyone else thinks you're shite!

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Flamin' Nora! Brit firefighters tackle blazing fly-tipped boat

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El Reg

really ought to employ you as their pun machine.

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Re: Get this round my area..

This is purely because of the extortionate costs of dumping rubbish at the council owned tips.

They cannot grasp the simple fact that the country is on its arse still from 2008 and people WONT pay the exorbitant fees charged to remove fridges, mattresses and other white goods.

Particularly if you turn up to the dump in a van, then its "commercial" waste which costs even more to dispose of.

Only have themselves to blame.

Councils are penny wise and pound stupid, they consider saving a few pence in the immediacy a greater success than saving pounds further down the line.

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Former Facebook and Uber CSO hired by Cloudflare

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They must

have set a low bar for applicants if THIS is the best they can do.

A man complicit in a huge, swept-under-the-carpet data breach and yet here he is.

Only other place where incompetency is rewarded with another high paid job is local government.

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NASA fix for Curiosity rovers's damaged drill: hitting it, repeatedly

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There is nothing like:

Percussive maintenance by the impact adjustment tool to sort out most mechanical and electrical problems.

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Bowel down: Laxative brownies brought to colleague's leaving bash

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If it wasnt

Picolax, it wasn't worth the effort!!!

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Bloody, bleeding, brilliant.

That is all.

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Off with e's head: E-cig explosion causes first vaping death

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Re: Have a heart

Sadly, death doesn't give a shit.

If it did, then prisons would be a lot emptier.

Like it or not, dark humour IS a thing and, for better or worse, some of us find it funny.

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Russian malware harvesting Telegram Desktop creds, chats

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Re: So what?

At what point did I mention the Russian government?

My point is that there ARE governments doing the same but an apparently lone Russian doing it warrants this level of attention.

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So what?

There are European, American, Chinese, Middle Eastern governments all doing the same thing.

WHY the furore over a Russian doing the same?

More click bait and scaremongering?

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You've been Zucked: Facebook boss refuses to face-off with Brit MPs

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Re: It's the politics, stupid

Exactly the same authority that the UK govt doesn't have to demand people just come to see them.

That's the issue. The govt are stamping their feet because, shock and horror, the Zuck has told em to "fuck reet off" and they don't like the "public openly refusing to kowtow to them.

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How many ways can a PDF mess up your PC? 47 in this Adobe update alone

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Well,

I don't see the guy who writes Sumatra PDF reader updating every other week.

Which, of course, is not to say there aren't bugs in his code but for a small, efficient PDF reader, it works perfectly.

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We've found it! A cloud-and-AI angle on the royal wedding

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Now that

you have your story, please promise not to mention the fucking wedding anymore.

Absolutely fed up to the back teeth with this shit.

An antiquated, archaic system that should be disbanded.

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Sueballs flying over Facebook's Android app data slurping

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Re: Laudable but...@a_yank_lurker

The "millennials" are so tied up in "liking" and having to have "recognition" of their generally pointless lives that they will still flock to the cess pit that is facebook.

Like the proverbial *lemmings off a cliff, they will continue to sign up in droves.

Nothing will discourage them.

If not FB then some other "social meeja" waste of space.

It's only the sane, privacy respecting folks that can dump it with no consequences.

At the moment I have a great deal of conflict with FB, it has just allowed me (well, my mate) to locate and contact one of my birth parents in the space of a few days. The local council were still fumbling around in the dark after 9 months.

I suppose, occasionally, FB does have its uses but my privacy far outweighs them.

*I know lemming don't run off cliffs but its perceived wisdom, irrespective of its validity.

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UK age-checking smut overlord won't be able to handle the pressure – critics

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Re: Just enter your credit card number

Then will any old number that conforms to the Luhn standard work?

Will they require the CSV digits?

Darkcoding.net has an unlimited supply of compliant credit card number that will pass any checks but needless to say they have no CSV digits so cannot be used to buy stuff. But if they aren't charging me then they wouldn't need those digits anyway.

So again, within 10 mins, a potential way round it appears.

Yawn. They really have NO idea do they.

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Suspected drug dealer who refused to poo for 46 DAYS released... on bail

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Re: So...

Methinks insufficient an adjective to describe the concrete he will have in his lower bowel.

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Pentagon in uproar: 'China's lasers' make US pilots shake in Djibouti

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Re: Binding Protocol?

But then there's that little big about "collateral damage" which is their "get out" clause..

So your neighbour shines the laser, you end up dead in the resultant explosion and your death is marked as "collateral damage"...

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Sir Clive Sinclair dragged into ZX Spectrum reboot battle

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Re: Answer me this

Alexander Armstrong I believe, from the BBC's "Micro Men".

Which is well worth a watch.

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The steaks have never been higher: Swiss Lidl is selling local cannabis

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Re: I'll be throwing a party

They could name their strain of weed "Kaliber".

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Microsoft's latest Windows 10 update downs Chrome, Cortana

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No Windows

in general, just for Windows 10.

I tried it for 3 months, Classic shell makes it usuable, but as the developer has dropped support due to the constant changes MS make for no good reason, he's gotten pissed off with it.

Which is where I was, it was just so annoying that I couldn't be arsed to invest time in it. I'll just stick with win7. Even after 2020.

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HP Ink to compensate punters for bricking third-party ink cartridges

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Re: Obvious answer..

Apart from they're crap at printing photos.

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Windows 10 April 2018 Update lands today... ish

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Re: "Keep clicking, Windows-lovers! It's bound to come along soon."

For the love of god, can't we just have a PROPER start menu??????

Put that in and I guarantee loads of folks would give it (W10) another chance.

Keep fucking around with crap no one wants or needs but a simple start menu is too much for them.

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When tyrants pull on their jackboots to stamp out free speech online, they reach for... er, a Canadian software biz?

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I would

imagine that clown that runs Canada (J.T) is rubbing his hands with glee.

Dear Canadians, that clown will be the death of your culture if you don't get him out of office.

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Springwatch: Windows 10 spotters May have to wait a few more weeks

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Re: That's really spooky .....

That's really spooky .....

MY previous search prior to loading ElReg was:

"How to completely disable Windows 10"

TFTFY.

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They can

delay the abomination that is Windows 10 indefinitely.

My short lived (3 months) use of it succeeded in convincing me that compared to windows 7 it is an utter travesty. I tried so hard but decided that having to fuck around to do the most BASIC of tasks I need to do wasn't worth my time. I'd rather learn a completely new OS than struggle trying to do the things I can accomplish in 3 or 4 mouse clicks currently with W7, now I have to duckduckgo to work out how to do.

No, MS can keep their bug ridden shite.

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Whoops! Google forgot to delete Right To Be Forgotten search result

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Re: Sounds like many sites will publish enough hints

Any potential employee who takes it upon themselves to remind me of something like that just talked themselves out of a job. If you've done time for something, contrition, not cockiness is what a prospective employer wants.

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UK consumer help bloke Martin Lewis is suing Facebook over fake ads

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Re: Ha!

He does come across as a "bit of a nob" on TV and radio but he is well clued up and his website is a goldmine of USEFUL information and is my first port of call when I have a need.

So, to conclude, I would rather have a "bit of a nob" than "no nob at all".

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Re: No permission is needed

It wasn't that you were down voted for.

Just remember where you are!!!

The average readership on here don't leave their brains at the door when they fire up their computers.

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Amazon, LG Electronics turned my vape into an exploding bomb, says burned bloke in lawsuit

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Re: Health Hazard?

And how do YOU know if the bacteria is Gram + or Gram -.

Your amoxicillin might do fuck all other than make bacteria more resistant.

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Chinese web giant finds Windows zero-day, stays schtum on specifics

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NO

technical reasons why "edge" wont work on win 7.

None, not one, zero, zilch.

Other than the fact they want you on their latest data slurping platform, that is the abortion (sorry, not sorry) known as Windows 10.

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Twenty years ago today: Windows 98 crashed live on stage with Bill Gates. Let's watch it again...

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Re: " Still funny, even after all these years"

Only it isn't happening all these years after really, is it?

Unless you use cheap ho-flung-dung hardware then windows 7 is generally rock solid.

I think I can count the number of bsod ive seen in the last 6 years on one hand.

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Facebook puts 1.5bn users on a boat from Ireland to California

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Farcebook

is nothing more than a "fad".

It will not last. People will get bored / wise and slowly it will implode.

It may take a good few years whilst the sheeple wise up but it will happen.

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Facebook admits it does track non-users, for their own good

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Re: Dear Mark

You need the upgrade to Girlfriend MK2.

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Cambridge Analytica's ex-CEO decides not to front UK Parliamentary Committee again

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This:

"“There is therefore no legal reason why Mr Nix cannot appear".

"“There is therefore no legal reason why Mr Nix must appear".

TFTFY.

Either issue a warrant or STFU crowing.

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France building encrypted messaging app for politicians

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Re: Has anyone called it that since the 1990s?

Well, look at Lance Armstrong. Winning all those bicycle races whilst using drugs!

When I use drugs I cant even find my bike, let alone ride it.

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Re: I got a 'U'. Beat that.

Pah, I got a "U" in my computer studies!

Although what the hell installing an OS, locating drivers, getting a printer to print, cleaning the heads on a floppy disk, setting IRQ's and DMA's etc etc had to do with a fucking relational database I have NO idea.

I've fixed thousands of desktop and laptops, but never ever had to fuck around with a database.

"Computer" studies my big fat white Yorkshire arse...

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