* Posts by cornz 1

2425 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009

Reminder: Spies, cops don't need to crack WhatsApp. They'll just hack your smartphone

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This:

"to hack and install software on the handsets and desktops of people they suspect to be terrorists".

"to hack and install software on the handsets and desktops of people they suspect."

TFTFY.

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House fire, walk with me: Kodipocalypse now includes conflagration

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Re: PSU Safety!

I took 8 "wall wart" or "pregnant plug" adapters out of my system yesterday, from ext HD's, router, 8port hub, NSA and a few other bits and replaced them with a good quality 12v PSU (good quality PC supply). So that's saved 7 plug sockets, 7 meters of cable and 7 potential fire hazards (although the ones I removed were proper WD etc).

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Re: Will these boxes also....

"Good AIDS or bad AIDS?"

I'm *old enough to remember "Aids" were a chocolate ice cream thing designed to help you lose weight!

Walls might have done them IMMSMC.

Late 70's.

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Creepy tech tycoons Zuck and Musk clash over AI doomsday

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"In June 2016 Zuckerberg directly denied that he was a lizard in human form".

Ask him to deny the charge that he is actually a misery inducing, monumental twat in human form.

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Adobe will kill Flash by 2020: No more updates, support, tears, pain...

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Dear Adobe

On behalf of the ENTIRE computing public.

What took you????

If they shortened the deadline to 18 months, that would really get the ball rolling.

And the date, just so happens to coincide with the EOL of windows 7.

Coincidence?

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Brits must now register virtually all new drones and undergo safety tests

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Re: Chicken gun

Mythbusters did it with a frozen chicken.

They may as well have fired a cannonball. It made a proper mess

A frozen 2kg chicken at 400mph is a SERIOUS projectile.

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Re: No to licensing!

And your missus has tits like a joiners nail pouch.

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Microsoft hits new low: Threatens to axe classic Paint from Windows 10

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Re: The end

Agreed.

Paint is exactly the kind of graphics app I use because i'm crap at art, but to be able to quickly draw a diagram (as I did last week to explain the difference between parallel and serial battery connections) that was crude but illustrated the point perfectly.

Try doing that in photoshop.

Ditto with windows movie maker.

I bet paint is about 20 meg, FFS MS, just keep it.

For shits and giggles if *nothing* else.

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Feature snatcher Microsoft tweaks OneDrive

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Re: That's nice*. How do I completely uninstal OneDrive?

"so now all of my users have their files backed up".

I hope to *deity* you have another backup system in place.

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Moneysupermarket fined £80,000 for spamming seven million customers

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Personally speaking,

shitty underhand tactics like this are enough for me to *never* use a company again.

If they cant be trusted with a simple opt-out request, they cannot be trusted to do anything.

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UK regulator set to ban ads depicting bumbling manchildren

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Re: This is a good thing

It never occurs to people that coating an absorbent material with a water repelling surfactant will stop it being absorbent.

My SOH does it all the sodding time.

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Re: This is a good thing

"Showing girls playing with stereotypically boys toys (Lego and Meccano for example)"

Have you seen Lego these days? Just a load of assemble bits to make a specific item.

Lego, back when I was a lad, was just a collection of blocks and you used your own imagination to make *anything*.

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Re: This is a good thing

Fucking Shampoo - It's Just Normal Fucking Shampoo

Hmm, 'fucking' might be interpreted as a verb rather than an adjective though.

It would give a subset of society a new excuse though, as opposed to "I slipped in the bath and it somehow ended up my bum, doctor"

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Re: This is a bad thing @Rich11

" Are you old enough to remember when people complained about first being forced to wear a seatbelt? "Bloody nanny state!"

Yes, they were demonstrably proven to save lives.

The only thing this shit saves is some liberal organisations pay packet / carte blanche cheque.

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Dear racist Airbnb host, we've enrolled you in an Asian American studies course

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Re: I call that a result

She shouldn' HAVE used.

Ffs, children dont make that error.

Then you go on to to use correctly use "have" further in your statement. "Have" and "of" are not interchangable.

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Just to throw into the mix,

Americans refer to Orientals as "Asians".

Whereas here, in blighty, an Asian would typically be somebody from Pakistan (or similar).

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Truck spills slimy load all over Oregon road – drivers slip in eel slick

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eels

Eel is bloody lovely meat.

The jelly, however, which comes purely from boiling the eel and leaving to cool is repugnant but then i dont like jelly anyway.

One of the finest things i have ever eaten is smoked eel and mustard soup in a little seafood joint in amsterdam called la piscine if my memory serves me correctley.

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Windows 10 now rules the weekend, taking over from Windows 7

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Re: Lies, Damn Lies, and Statistics

The ONLY reason for this is because MS stopped OEMs shipping PCs with win7 and also making it bloody hard to buy a copy "off the shelf" as it were.

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Uncle Sam says 'nyet' to Kaspersky amid fresh claims of Russian ties

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Re: Seriously? Someone has ties?

"Curmudgeonism" is one thing, showing a complete lack of respect at a funeral by being a selfish disk and not bothering to wear a tie on that ONE occasion is just highlighting the fact.

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Costa Rica complains of US govt harassment over Pirate Bay domain

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This:

Team America World Police - Fuck You!

TFTFY

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Two-factor FAIL: Chap gets pwned after 'AT&T falls for hacker tricks'

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Re: Simply dont

No, ebay insists you OFFER paypal but cannot make you use paypal as your only means of receiving monies.

So, COD, cheque, BACS, matagalian gumbo beads etc are all valid and ebay MUST offer these other payment options.

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Simply dont

leave money in a paypal account.

As much as paypal like to bleat how safe they are, they are not goverened in the same way as banks are.

They are free to do WTF they like with your money.

Any seller on ebay who now insists on paypal only doesn't get my trade, when i sell on ebay i make a very clear point that i DONT accept paypal.

You leave money in the hands of paypal and its a lottery if you ever see that money without jumping through numerous hoops.

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Hackers able to turbo-charge DJI drones way beyond what's legal

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Oh and would

that be someone who has EXACTLEY the same right as you to use airspace?

Selfish oik.

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OMG, dad, you're so embarrassing! Are you P2P file sharing again?

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Re: ripping =!= unlicensed music use a.k.a. piracy

Technically,its the same thing.

Just that the source is in front of you, not 10000 miles away.

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Semiconductor-laced bunny eyedrops appear to nuke infections

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Re: copper, the miracle element...

Well, a simple bit of wire to the nearest main outlet would solve THAT problem.

;-)

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May the excessive force be with you: Chap cuffed after Star Trek v Star Wars row turns bloody

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Just to throw this in the mix.

Tripping the rift. Crude cartoon but sooo funny.

Star Trek: The animated series.

Martian Chronicles

The Invaders

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Re: No contest

Stargate, brilliant.

Stargate atlantis, utter drivel.

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Re: Snowy

If nothing else, Babylon 5 AND DS9 were both very very good (B5 wins IMHO).

Just watching B5 again after the death of Jerry Doyle (Garibaldi).

25 years on and its STILL damn good viewing.

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Bonkers call to boycott Raspberry Pi Foundation over 'gay agenda'

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Re: "pushing LGBTQI"

I'm Tri-sexual.

I'll try anything sexual.

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Photobucket says photo-f**k-it, starts off-site image shakedown

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Several years ago

Photobucket were caught selling their customers email addys and other private details.

I dumped em on principal then. My decision was wise it would appear.

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In touching tribute to Samsung Note 7, fidget spinners burst in flames

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Such as

a phased plasma rifle, in the 40w range?

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Four Brits cuffed in multimillion-quid Windows tech support call scam probe

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Re: Never could happen!

Such as?

Go on, instead of empty comments, go on, SHOW what "cruel and unusual punishment" you refer to?

No, thought not.

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As you head off to space with Li-ion batts, don't forget to inject that liquefied gas into them

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Another

battery story, that like all the others just disappears in a cloud of vapour.

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Swedish school pumps up volume to ease toilet trauma

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Re: When I was a lad ....

I sit down to piss simply because god attached a garden sprinkler to the end of my winkle.

By doing so I ameliorate the noise made by my SOH when she walks into a lake of piss on the loo seat.

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Florida court's schizophrenic rulings throw mobe passcode privacy into doubt

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Re: Fake News

See what i mean?

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Re: Fake News

"Hmm. The 4 upvotes are consistent with approval of the first paragraph. Same observation gets pure upvotes in later discussion here"

Welcome to the odd world of Register commentard voting..

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UK trigger-happy over fines for data breaches compared with Europe

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Hang on a minute,

Issuing fines and then collecting them are two very very different things.

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Nest leaves competition in the dust with new smart camera

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It wins

at being the biggest blanc pachyderm of the year award.

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Re: Ermmmm

So it can see through hoodies and masks can it?

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In other news

the earth is flat.

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There is

*nothing* that would ever convince me to have one of these, or indeed, any thing like it installed in my domicile.

That includes Echo or the Google thing...Or any IOT device..

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Boffins spot 'faceless fish' in strange alien environment

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It's odd

that we know more about deep space than we do about our own oceans..

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British prime minister slams Facebook and pals for votes

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If

we had not colluded with that cretin Bush and stayed the fuck out of the Middle East, we would not be in the utter mess we are in now.

The politicians are utterly responsible for this mess.

Dear radicals, can you please target the cretins in the big brick house with the enormous clock in *Londonistan please.

Not the public, who, frankly, have no gripe with you but never get a say in what war our leaders decide to partake in, but have to suffer the inevitable retributions.

*Allthough, they do have 24 hour protection whilst banging on about us "carrying on as normal". Yes, because we all have a 24 hour armed security contingent following us around. I'm sure I'd feel safe(er) if that was the case.

Twats.

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Google wants to track your phone and credit card through meatspace

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Re: get ready for “what's your e-mail address?” from counter staff

Its the millennial till staff who are following the orders, if anyone of them had a backbone they would tell the managers they aren't prepared to do it.

One thing age has taught me is that it doesn't matter WHAT you are asked to do but whether it is in your contract...

I'm not a member of the grand curmudgeon club for nothing!

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Re: I just tell em to fuck off and mind their own business.

there is no anger.

And how I conduct my life has sod all to do with anyone but myself.

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Re: get ready for “what's your e-mail address?” from counter staff

I just tell em to fuck off and mind their own business.

Immediately removes that fake smile from their boat race and ensures my transaction is completed tout suite.

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PayPal peed off about Pandora's 'P' being mistaken for its 'PP'

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This:

"PayPal's complaint cites Tweets commenting on the similarity between the two logos as evidence of “the impact on their user experience since the launch of the Pandora Logo last fall.”

So the entire legal case is based upon some TWEETS!!!

Christ-on-an-ATAT.

Tenuous at best, utter bollocks at worst

Paypal, the bank that doesn't have to comply with the all rules and regulations all other banks do!

Fuck Paypal.

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O2 will be carrying out UK IoT connectivity trials later this year

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Dear O2

You can keep them / it !!!

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ZX Spectrum reboot firm slapped with £52k court costs repayment order

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Re: RE: Matthew Smith

I saw what you did!

Unlimited thank you's.

;-)

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Re: RE: Matthew Smith

Writetyper for Jet Set Willy IIRC.

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