* Posts by cornz 1

2535 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009

Ads watchdog to BT: We say your itsy bitsy, teeny weeny Ts&Cs too small for screeny

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I too

wondered about the illegibility of T&Cs on TV adverts.

I mean if HD is so good, then why are they using pixelated jpeg letters??? Is the type setter blind or just illiterate.

No doubt to obfuscate the finer details that otherwise you'd read and think "no way, that's a terrible offer".

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Level 5 driverless cars by 2021 can be done, say Brit industry folk

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This:

“Up until now, AV testing has been about development: trying out algorithms in practice to see what happens, in controlled conditions with a trained safety driver to watch the system like a hawk and take over when it goes wrong,”

So, much like the extinction of the human race, not IF, but WHEN!

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The Reg parts ways with imagineer and thought pathfinder Steve Bong

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oh, right. Bye.

And if You're ever passing this way again, fucking pass.

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Help desk declared code PEBCAK and therefore refused to help!

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PCMCIA

People

Cant

Memorise

Computer

Industry

Acronyms

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mine.

I.D 10T error.

chair to keyboard interface error

And my all time fave, for those of you with real balls: Computer User Not Technical.

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Prosecute driverless car devs for software snafus, say Brit cyclists

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Re: Fair enough, but...

SHE was on the fucking PAVEMENT.

You know, the bit for PEDESTRIANS only.

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How about that time Russian military used a video game pic as proof of US aiding ISIS?

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Re: Pah.

Ohh, all those juicy down votes from the remoaners.

We voted to LEAVE.

Man up and fucking accept it.

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Pah.

More fake news to distract from disastrous brexit negotiations.

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Pastry in a manger: We're soz, Greggs man said

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Re: Ahh, the Greggs Jumbo Sausage Roll

And they do a small one for the kids, the "Pastifier".

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I'd be slightly

more understanding if it was a scene featuring Allah, what with a pork sausage roll.

But here we go, some offended fuckwit fires up the keyboard of righteousness and fires off the moral holy hand grenade of Antioch..

I'm absolutely fucking sick to the back teeth of the snowflake contingent taking offence at ANYTHING that offends their own moral sensibilities. Christians are one of the most easy going religious types on the planet. Hell we let Muslims threaten to kill our soldiers and pour scorn on our poppy tradition and we tut and we complain but that's ALL we do. We let them express their discontent.

Religious freedoms they don't have back in shitholeistan.

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Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat, look out for must-have toys that are 'easily hacked' ♪

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Not so

Stickle bricks were "softer" and besides, they work like a bed of nails by distributing the pressure over many points.

Lego was rock hard and had VERY pointy corners.

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Or an 8pin DIL

555 timer IC.

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Re: No electronic gizmos this Christmas

What? No whip and top or jacks???

Pauper. :-)

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I'm sure

that BMW said the same about their "secure" keys when it transpires a £20 bit of kit will allow you unfettered access.

I'm sure lock makers say the same, "A miscreant has to be in close proximity and a set of unusual circumstances must take place before your house is burgled". Such as a burglar turning up to your house with a screwdriver or a lock pick. Its unusual but that doesn't mean it isn't happening everywhere.

Security by "unusual circumstances" isn't any kind of security at all.

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80-year-old cyclist killed in prang with Tesla Model S

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Re: re: unwarranted triumphalism

And upvoted for being technically correct.

The BEST kind of correct.

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Re: The Man Who Fell To Earth: a_yank_lurker

"Bicycles are vehicles per international agreement and various national laws with the same right to the road as car".

Yet don't require insurance, an annual worthiness test, a proficiency test, to be visible at night and an understanding that red means STOP and green means GO.

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Re: What's the point of all these anecdotal comments???

"FYI not badly injured, but the bike is a write-off".

Good to hear you're ok. Perhaps now you'll buy a car.

(some) Cyclists are an utter liability ATM.

Until the law requires mandatory HI-Vis clothing, lights and insurance my attitude towards quite a few of the two wheeled, lane hogging, red light ignoring arseholes isn't going to improve.

Same goes for moped / scooter riders too.

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HBO slaps takedown demand on 13-year-old girl's painting because it used 'Winter is coming'

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Re: Winter is coming.

For the old 'uns. In the only sodding language I could ever program in, ZX B.A.S.I.C

5 Poke 23613,Peek 23730-5

10 Print "Winter is coming";

20 cls

30 Goto 10

Fuck HBO.

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BT hikes prices for third time in 18 months

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Re: Don't worry folks...

THEIR business uses. FFS.

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will.i.am's tech tat biz is going enterprise, snags $117m from Salesforce

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Will go the same way as

Kayne West's clothing business and Dr. (in WHAT?) Dre's atrocious headphones.

Soon to be appearing in a bargain bin at your nearest motorway services.

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AMD, Intel hate Nvidia so much they're building a laptop chip to spite it

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Re: One assumes...

Its the ATI drivers I have issue with.

I have never encountered stable ATI gfx drivers.

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Take off, ya hosers! Silicon Valley court says Google can safely ignore Canadian search ban

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Re: @Richard Jones 1 -- Hmmm...

Hmm, lets go one better and STOP bringing fucking politics to stories that have NO relevance to Trump or any other sodding political figures.

Just give it a fucking rest and take your asinine views elsewhere.

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KFC turns Japanese bath tubs into party buckets

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Re: e

Meh, par for the course for me.

I could land in a bucket of tits and I'd still end up sucking my thumbs.

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Punctual as ever, Equifax starts snail-mailing affected Brits about mega-breach

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Time to

severely fine the managers and not out of the corporate pot.

Out of their own wages so that have some idea what it is like to have your fucking account emptied through no fault of your own.

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Simon's Cat app rapped for random 'racy' advert

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The single (in every sense of the word) complainant

should be forced to undergo aversion therapy of the kind endured by Alex in "A Clockwork Orange".

One complainant and the ASA comes down like the RSPCA / PETA.

Fucking millennial snowflake.

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Car trouble: Keyless and lockless is no match for brainless

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Re: Possible Solution

My mate had an Alfa, the Corrode Rapide.

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Nest cameras can be easily blacked out by Bluetooth burglars

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Matters not anyway.

Again, a readily available and cheap Bluetooth jammer will suffice. No need to mess around with anything fancy. Just turn it on and away you go.

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Let's make the coppers wear cameras! That'll make the ba... Oh. No sodding difference

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Re: Try obeying the law

"If you are white, maybe".

Oh give over.

If a certain contingent / race / sect/ of the population are habitually carrying weapons then why would it be deemed unreasonable to concentrate on that section of society.

If a group of people were walking down the road with large sacks marked "swag", wearing stripy suits and and the police ignored them, you'd be outraged right?

Well I'm outraged that some fucking do-gooder seems to feel that armed thugs shouldn't be stopped and searched.

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Sick burn, yo: Google's latest Pixel 2 XL suffers old-skool screen singe

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Google following crApple.

Overpriced, overhyped tat bought by idiots.

Meh....

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Vodafone, EE and Three overcharging customers after contracts expire

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This:

"We send our customers regular updates about their options before and after they reach the end of their contract."

If I ate beef once a year, one would not say that I regularly ate beef.

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Tell the public how much our tram tickets cost? Are you mad?

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Re: Eh?

RTFA.

The transport regulator was responding to a Freedom of Information request for next year's tram ticket prices, which are due to come into force in January 2018.

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Didn't install a safety-critical driverless car patch? Bye, insurance!

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Re: Customers won't do it

"Autonomous cars will need to apply updates (patches) automatically, just like smartphone apps do now".

Yes, automatics updates don't ever brick devices do they.

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Re: It really

"Correction: you make charging during the day, to use up some of that surplus solar-generated electricity".

Yes, that'll work well. in the UK we have 360 days* a year of pure sunshine.

*sorry, hours.

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Re: It really

How exactly are we going to produce the giga-watts of electricity needed to power all these cars?

Christ, we barely have enough now.

Are all car parks going to be retro fitted with charging points?

Is a farce.

Hybrids* are the way forward for the next 20 years.

Electric motor with a petrol engine powering a generator. That's the most efficient way to operate an electric vehicle. A small, very small, petrol engine can provide a lot of power to charge batteries.

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It really

doesn't get to the crux of the matter though does it.

Too many people all with too many cars on a highway system designed 60 years ago for a quarter of the current volume of traffic.

I'm not holding my breath for purely electric cars.

The batteries are too low in energy density and cost too much. My petrol tank wont need replacing or lose half its capacity in 5 years time.

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Drone smacks commercial passenger plane in Canada

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Re: They seek him here...

So, is a model aeroplane a drone? Or a model helicopter?

They both fly, unmanned.

They have names, plane, helicopter, quadcopter, octocopter and hexacopter.

Nowhere there is drone mentioned, used or needed.

As i said, they are NOT "drones".

Their general nomenclature is model aircraft.

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Re: They seek him here...

You operate on the principle he used genuine details.

Surely, anyone on here with a modicum of common-coco never uses their real details for anything like this??

Bank sites, amazon etc yes, you'll have to use mainly genuine details but some site logging where your QUADCOPTER (they are NOT fucking drones) flies is a step to far to shimmy up real, identifialble details...

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'Open sesame'... Subaru key fobs vulnerable, says engineer

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Re: Cheap components?

Because it can handle a very wide range of frequencies.

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Re: This won't be addressed

The term "Clitoris"* vehicle, when describing the Impreza is the most accurtate after market name ever given to a vehicle.

*Only C**** have them.

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Thousands of hornets swarm over innocent fire service drone

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Re: Nest in Garden

I took a sting in the eyelid last month.

I had only just injected the dust two storeys up into an airbrick. Next thing, there were DOZENS of them coming straight at me.

One made it.

12 hours later the RH side of my Chevvy Chase looked like Tyson had bitch-slapped me.

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They've only gone and made a chemical-threat-detecting ring

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"Warning" VX Detected

You have 30 seconds to kiss your arse goodbye.

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SCARY SPICE: Pumpkin air freshener sparks school evacuation

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Re: It wasn't an unfortunate concentration of Starbucks pumpkin spice lattes?

Sugar, absolute fuck-tonnes of sugar....

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It's 4PM on Friday, almost time to log off and, oh look, Disqus says it's been hacked

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Disqus

ted.

Disqus

ting

I could be here all night!

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How much for that Belkin cable? Margin of 1,992%?

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Re: Today's Word: Brexploitation

Yoda voice:

Hmmmmm. Cynicism is strong in this one it is!

Eyes on him or her keep, will we.

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Re: Pissy Weird purchase by any chance??

I ask because I had (only disposed of last year) an old scsi HP Scanjet which worked for about 20 years solidly and was as fast, if not faster than a shed load of modern scanners. The resolution it could achieve was astonishing. But for an A4 scanner it was huge. So attached to it I became, when I upgraded to a p4 800fsb I bought the gigabyte titan MB which had scsi on board so I knew I could carry on with that exact scanner.

I did a lot of scanning back then....

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Re: Pissy Weird purchase by any chance??

Wouldn't be a HP Scanjet would it?

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Don't buy Microsoft Surface gear: 25% will break after 2 years, says Consumer Reports

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Re: The Old Days Were The Best

Yep, agreed.

Replacing a tiny amount of lead to stop it polluting the planet with something so useless it renders the entire device complete with lithium, cadmium, tatntalum defunct etc etc was a superb idea.

Another example of somebody not having a clue dictating to everyone else.

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Netflix scores new Trek tellie

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Pirate

This:

I love torrents! I pay them nothing, they don't advertise at me, I get to watch some shit hot TV.

This current score also assures that the new Star Trek TV (streaming-only in USA but available EVERYWHERE else moments after transmission), is gonna be a big success.

TFTFY

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Commodore 64 makes a half-sized comeback

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Re: I predict

Huge amount of info on modding those joysticks and turning them into fully fledged C64s all over the interwebs.

They are fun, I picked one up for 2 quid at a car boot.

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Home Sec Amber Rudd: Yeah, I don't understand encryption. So what?

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Re: Rudd

I bet she's Raxacoricofallapatorian.

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