* Posts by cornz 1

2620 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009

Flight Simulator's DRM fighter nosedives into Chrome's cache

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Re: Idiots...

They assumed no one would discover it.

Error......

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Japan's Robo-Bartenders point to a golden future

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Its a sodding

Breadcake!!

Effin barmcake...

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Global security crackdown, a host of code nasties, Brit cops mocked, and more

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And NOW that the

"blueprints" are readily available, I trust banks and ATM manufacturers are provisioning for their devices to be updated to mitigate these attacks?

Of course they aren't. The losses incurred will be a fraction of the cost of updating the machines.

Besides, banks refund for fraudulent transactions, not ATMs.

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Oi! Verizon leaked my fiancée's nude pix to her ex-coworker, says bloke

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When will these

shallow, vain, privacy and self respect ignorant fuckwits cotton on to the fact that there is only one way to stop images of your gentleman vegetables and ladies front bottoms appearing all over the fucking internet and that is to not take them in the first place.

It's not rocket science.

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Despite the headlines, Rudd's online terror takedown tool is only part of the solution

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Frankly

I'm disappointed.

Watching one group of religious idiots killing off ANOTHER bunch of religious idiots is a highlight of my weekend.

Still, I'm sure TOR will still allow me to view my videos of choice at a time and place I choose to do so.

Sorry, not sorry.

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Yorkshire cops have begun using on-the-spot fingerprint scanners

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Re: Not on IDENT1

Anonymous.

Fucking typical.

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Re: Not on IDENT1

They were using LANTERN to check people via fingerprints but it was never compulsory irrespective of what the officers told you.

Frankly, if asked to provide mine I will flat out refuse.

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Re: Non binary DNA

My fave is OXO.

Delicious on roast tatties.

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Facebook gets Weed-whacked: Unilever exec may axe ads over social network's toxic posts

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Indeed.

Unilever, the commercial version of "SPECTRE".

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Talk down to Siri like she's a mere servant – your safety demands it

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Re: TF? @Jake.

IF that was aimed at me, I had only just started to read the story when I spotted those two glaring issues. I didn't read the rest until I had vented my spleen.

It's not like they were subtle errors.

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Re: roping the readership in as unpaid proof readers. @Sabroni

Because SOME of us care!

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Re: TF? @Jake.

Not for basic English proof reading and spelling errors a primary school child wouldn't make.

Tips and corrections do NOT fall under that category.

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TF?

Eight-three year old?

Heart hearted?

Have a fucking word!!!

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Brit regulator pats self on back over nuisance call reduction: It's just 4 billion now!

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Re: Fines

The ICO talks a great deal but says very little.

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Indiegogo to ailing ZX Spectrum reboot firm: End of May... or we call the debt collector

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Re: QUICK - SEND MORE POPCORN

+1, until it goes to a COURT, and the court decides if there is a case to answer.

If there is a case and the judge finds against them, the court will very likely impose monetary damages. ONLY then if they fail to cough up will it then be handed to court appointed bailiffs.

DCA's (or the 3rd party recovery agents!) have about as much power as a junior disprin.

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South Wales cops crow about facial recognition arrests on social media

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I work for local

government. Common sense, as well as initiative are immediately shot down by the multiple layers of middle managers.

ANYTHING innovative suggested by "ground floor" staff will either be stolen and presented as their "idea"or lambasted as a "bad" idea if it goes against their status quo. Irrespective of how good an idea it is.

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Re: Nothing more

No it isn't.

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Nothing more

than state sanctioned phishing.

Fuck em, time to wear a "mask" when in public. If one set of people can do it legally, so can the others.

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Are you taking the peacock? United Airlines deny flight to 'emotional support' bird

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Teddy bears:

People aren't allergic to them either.

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A sadly

missed, very funny but dark show.

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Re: BB

No, I don't want him too, although I disagree with BB on some things, YOU are not the arbiter of what's acceptable on here or did BB hurt YOUR "inside sjw"?

After all, you were clearly triggered.

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Wonder

if they'd let me on with my "emotional support anthrax spores".

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Re: Poor choice

By stupid bird, are you referring to the "artist" or the peafowl???

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Re: NoneSuch

It does. Swan tastes of Golden Eagle too...

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UK data watchdog whacks £300k fine on biz that made 9 million nuisance calls

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Re: And the amount they will actually pay?

This is the rot from within. The Govt sets up the ICO but fails to empower them with the ability to genuinely punish the offenders but still gives itself a huge fucking pat on the back for a job well done. Meanwhile, that dataset with all those contact details merely gets sold to another startup who repeats the cycle all over again.

The ICO isn't worth shit.

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No Windows 10, no Office 2019, says Microsoft

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Who fucking cares.

A word processor does just that.

A spread sheet program does spread sheets.

A Publisher program does just that.

And they will STILL do it in a hundred years time.

Just what "future innovations" are MS referring to??

Furthermore: " the message is that those on old versions of Windows are cutting themselves off from the future. ®"

Which MS shill paid you to stick that in? The future isn't as MScentric as they would like us to believe.

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Shopper f-bombed PC shop staff, so they mocked her with too-polite tech tutorial

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Re: The worst customers...

As someone who worked in Aldery Edge, Wilmslow and Knutsford for over a decade, I cant tell you how many A list and Z list celebs I've had to deal with. Kerry Katona and Stuart Hall to name but two off the Z list.

When they didn't like what I told them and they gave it the old "don't you know who I am" routine, my typical, brutal Yorkshire response was "No, not a clue love / mate. Don't give a monkeys anyway. Now do you want the rats gone or not"?

You could see the wind deflate from their egos.

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Windows Defender will strap pushy scareware to its ass-kicker machine

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then

switch to https://start.duckduckgo.com

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$14bn tax hit, Surface Pro screens keep dying – but it's not all good news at Microsoft

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Re: I've got a sound business plan for Microsoft...

Well, No3. worked for Dolby Labs!

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Cure it?

Are you having a giraffe?

It will temporarily alleviate the issue.

Curing permanently will require a new main board or replacement of the offending component and given how difficult it is to "repair" one of these things, that seems unlikely.

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Re: But...

Despite what MS believe or what they try to bully you into believing, buying something does not diminish your legal, statutory rights if the goods are duff.

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Re: And in NZ consumer guarantees give you rights against a manufacturer

Sounds like an inherent fault. 6 years in the UK to claim against MS as the goods clearly aren't fit for purchase.

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Crim-checker IT system update fail has cost UK taxpayer 'MEEELLIONS'

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Never mind

Crapita.

Tata FFS, the "saviour" of British Steel.

I wouldn't be surprised if they handed it to *Carillion...

*I know!

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#Gamergate folk load flamethrower, roast own feet over GTA V 'ban'

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Re: Slactivists

Or, wankers, the pertinent word for slactivists.

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When you play this song backwards, you can hear Satan. Play it forwards, and it hijacks Siri, Alexa

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Re: Passive ultrasound absorption

Or, how about simply not having one. Seems the best way to "defeat" this.

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Microsoft whips out tool so you can measure Windows 10's data-slurping creepiness

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This:

"" said Windows and Device Group privacy officer Marisa Rogers on Wednesday".

Surely A: The single biggest oxymoron ever.

B: A more pointless job than the chap who fits the indicators on BMWs.

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Re: 'they still won't switch the slurp off either.'

They did, but it's trivial to disable. Unlike the hard baked slurp in 10.

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Acronis: Ransomware protection! Get yer free ransomware protection!

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Sounds

more like we are being used as beta testers for their "AI"...

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Electric cars to create new peak hour when they all need a charge

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Re: This: @Mikey0

Eh? Surely when the batteries are full, the charger will turn off, therefore there wont be an excess to return to the grid!

Facepalm touché.

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This:

"notes that his study didn't include any potential “return to grid” from vehicles' batteries".

How is that even going to work?

I'm not charging *my EV then giving that "fuel" back into the grid, no bloody hopes. Once it's in my batteries, it stays there.

Regenerative braking is fine but that energy is recovered locally, not dumped back into the grid for mw to have to retrieve and pay for again...

*don't have one, wont have one. Utter con.

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A high-energy neutrino, a powerful cosmic ray, and a gamma ray walk into a bar... Where you from, asks the bartender

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A photon

walks into a hotel and asks the steward if he can have a room.

Sure, says the steward, can I take your luggage?

No thanks, says the photon, I'm travelling light.

Baddum Tish.

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Why did I buy a gadget I know I'll never use?

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Nay, Nay

and thrice nay.

Roast them!!!!!!

Gently, with a little bit of butter and seasoning to taste..

Sweet, nutty but still with a little firmness.

Conversely, boil sweet chestnuts, not roast them.

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YouTube turns off cash tap for automatic video nasties

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Re: Baby with the bathwater?

Spammers and scammers is merely Google's latest euphemism for corporate greed.

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M&S extends customer support contract with, er, Capita

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Sadly,

much like Carillion, its the collateral damage that goes unreported..

But this is the death knell for M&S.

Sadly...

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UK's Just Eat faces probe after woman tweets chat-up texts from 'delivery guy'

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Oh stop it.

Complete utter non-story.

If the driver had been some handsome hunk and she'd agreed, this wouldn't have even made it to the local paper.

Furthermore "I'm literally never ordering from there again" speaks volumes about what we are dealing with here.

The 2nd biggest private contractor failed yesterday with debts of 1.5 billion and THIS shit is making the headlines.

Get your fucking priorities sorted.

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Who's that at Ring's door? Why, it's Skybell with a begging cup, er, patent rip-off lawsuit

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Re: Patents critical to a smart doorbell?

"How immune is the smart doorbell from jamming."

It isn't. It's wifi on 2.4ghz. Standard 802.11 b/g/n. Jamming it is trivial.

The ac 5ghz standard is MUCH more resilient to jamming.

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Re: $200 million funding

Known as a "coppers knock".

Trouble is with door bells, you cant tell if they have "rung".

NO doorbell can compete with a damn good knuckle rapping.

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Boffins use inkjets to print explosives

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Re: This might not bode well

1kg of fine aluminium powder, apx 15 quid. Ebay

1kg of fine ferric oxide, apx 10 quid. Ebay

Small bottle of potassium permanganate and glycerine (pet shop and chemist) apx 5 quid.

Instructions for quantities and igniting all over internet.

But thermite isn't particularly "explosive". But by god, it burns like fury!!

Mainly used for welding train tracks and fucking up large calibre weapons.

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Re: Not usually one for pedantry

No, the copper produces a more vigorous reaction than Rust.

Bigger "bang" for your buck.

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1980s sci-fi movies: The thrill of being not quite terrified on mum's floral sofa

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But all said and done,

Blade Runner 2049 is still shit.

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