* Posts by Danny 14

3294 posts • joined 15 Jun 2009

Expect the Note 8 to break the bank (and your wallet)

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And the $1000 will have various state taxes as appropriate um guessing.

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

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Re: IIS 6 Management Compatibility

That will be IIS 7 manager then.

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Re: System Image Backup (SIB)

SIB is very simple and has gotten my parents out of a pickle. External drive and SIB is so easy to setup.

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Re: What are they thinking?

Snipping tool sounds great. How do you blockout the email address the middle of the selection and put a red circle to highlight a further portion of the selection?

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Re: Paint.net

But you rely on paint.net being installed. I agree that for YOUR machine it is great. But when you go to doris in accounts you can screenshot, paste into paint, red circle the button she needs to click, save on desktop. Done!

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Re: The end

Paint is great for putting red circles around whatever you need to highlight though, not just cropping. It was guaranteed to be on all machines too.

Sure paint.net is a good tool but when you are uaing machines that are locked down and cant install 3rd party software then paint will do.

Stupid MS

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What is this – some kind of flashy, 3-bit consumer SSD? Eh, Seagate?

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Re: Getting closer.

I have a 2tb spinning rust a 480 'cheap' kingston drive (better than the hdd speed wise). I use steammover to move chunks of the steam library as im playing them, it isn't too much of a hassle.

Im not much of a gamer but my steam library is 1tb

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Vodafone reports sliding revenues but customers don't hate them as much

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They will do nothing unless really prodded. You will have a bad connection in the box or naff interconnects. There wont be any pairs free as redundancy was used up by the new builds down the road. A proper ISP might have weight to sort it because they will have a better SLA with BT

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Re: Maybe Its The Coverage...

About once a month i get a 'we are improving coverage in your area!' Then another with 'we have finished!'

Never noticed any difference, still naff in same areas and good in other same areas.

But in our bit of Cumbria vodaphone still has the best coverage so im stuck with them. Their call centre is a joke and if you have any sort of billing issues then good luck as noone seems to have the authority of refunding and rectifying the issue.

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US border cops search cloud accounts? Ha ha, nope, negative, no way, siree – Homeland Sec

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Re: Well once they've downloaded it

Downloaded? Good idea. Have a laptop full of viruses and malware. Have fun plugging that USB in your PCs.

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You have zero rights if you are neither green card or citizen. Do as your told or be detained and possibly exported.

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Re: Sighs

We too take our holiday koney elsewhere. Not been to US since 2002 after being 'streamlined for extra security' every time.

I imagine it would be much much worse now.

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U Vlad bro? Docker accidentally cuts off Ukraine

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Re: Fucking US sanctions.

It is. But AWS cloud hosting isn't.

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It was safe. So safe even you couldnt access it. Afterall, it is normally users who kill your own data....

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Don't panic, but your Bitcoins may just vanish into the ether next month

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Re: An alternative

Good idea. Ive NEVER seen any counterfeit money.

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

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Re: "drones with GPS dont need"

Aha CBs modded with sideband and a burner (plus a decent swr thanks to being able to calculate then measure cables and antennae), my mates were all glad I was handy with a soldering iron and some dodgy rephotocopied instructions. My fiesta 900 was a proper hotbed of eyeballing in the late 80's

happy days.

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Guess who doesn't have to pay $1.3bn in back taxes? Of course it's fscking Google

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Re: Change the law, then

France can change the law by ruling what they consider is taxable. The eu law says sales cannot be taxed twice. If they rule thete is one contract with ireland and one with france then they cantax each service once. I.e a contract with google france who purchase from google Ireland.

Treat the two as separate companies. You then shift the business model and problem to the starbucks mmethod.

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I see lots of french offices being reshuffled or shut now...

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Re: So..

Saving over 1 billion AND setting precident seems to show they do know what they are doing.

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Re: 700 employees in France but Google does not have an office in France.

Pretty common. I once worked for company A who made pcs. They were owned by company B who sold PCs via company C. Company C lived in ireland. Company A manufacturered PCs and ran at a loss. Company B made no sales and no profits due to the losses of A. I imagine they paid little tax.

Oddly enough one of the executives was Paddy Ashdown.

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Trump tramples US Constitution by blocking Twitter critics – lawsuit

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Because starting a new account is so hard.

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Good luck building a VR PC: Ethereum miners are buying all the GPUs

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Re: re my 750ti

Juat wait a couple of months. The compute time for eth is rising rapidly. Market will start to flood with second hand high end gpus.

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Is this a hotdog? What it takes for an AI to answer that might surprise you

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Re: So where is the AI?

Being AI you wouldnt build the hotdog recognition you would teach hotdog recognition. AI would decide itself how to store the information or even how to decide.

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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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Re: Meh

The problem with star wars (now) is disney retcinning everything. Almost everything star wars has been destroyed by disney so star trek wins by default.

In fact a star trek lover can win any argument now by claiming only canon arguments count.

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Fast-spreading CopyCat Android malware nicks pennies via pop-up ads

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Ironically, if the device ia rooted then wouldnt you he able to block the qds at network level?

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Google Chrome's HTTPS ban-hammer drops on WoSign, StartCom in two months

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Re: EU Anyone

This will be an arse with domain CA certs though. Quite a few donain filters will have long certs. Businesses will just ditch chrome.

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I thought they'd already have gone though. Havent SHA1 root certs been throwing up errors in chrome anyway? I went to a business that had an SHA1 enterprise CA cert on their guest wifi and chrome wouldny play ball with that at all.

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China pollutes ocean with bloody big rocket

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Re: Elsewhere reported flight aborted one hour after launch...

China should try mechjeb. That mod can get all sorts of weird rockets into orbit.

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

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It would also be substanitally cheaper to get some low level vps share with cpanel plugins. For 30 quid a year you get your own email, gallery and even silly amounts of storage.

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French general accused of nicking fast jet for weekend trips to the Sun

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Plus the fact he will have a driver. Seems a fishy story.

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Re: When I Were A Lad.....

I know a now-IT-manager that did things the other way round. He bought a series 2 whilst working as the COs signaller. Said series 2 never paid for tyres, parts, fuel, oil and even had a 24v split charge. The COs land rover was often with the fitters.

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Games rights-holders tell ZX Spectrum reboot firm: Pay or we pull titles

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Re: Correction?

Either way, you'd think they would just cough up the 20 quid wouldn't you.

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SpaceX nails two launches and barge landings in one weekend

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Re: SpaceX nails two launches and barge landings in one weekend

I can only do that if i take a small mining ring on my ssto spaceplane. I have had a kerbal, minimus, laythe run before.

Shit. Not again. Been up playing KSP and its leaking into real life.

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Virgin Media router security flap follows weak password expose

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If the default password wasnt so constrained then it wouldnt be an issue though.

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Re: Who actually uses the router ?

It cant port forward correctly, the wifi is shit, cant change lan ip, cant block lanside ports exiting, cant prioritise traffic, do i really need to go on?

Luckily i had an old dell sonicwall from work ive been using but there are loads of cheap routers out there.

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WikiLeaks doc dump reveals CIA tools for infecting air-gapped PCs

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Re: Nope...

I work in a school. The USB ports are safe because they all have chewing gum in them.

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Hacker exposed bank loophole to buy luxury cars and a face tattoo

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@martin. How about get away scot free almost?

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/local-news/lazenby-glass-attack-victim-left-3676467.amp

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Canadian sniper makes kill shot at distance of 3.5 KILOMETRES

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Ive hit targets at 1000yrds (with a gpmg....)

seriously good going to hit with a rifle.

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TalkTalk customers complain of being unable to load Amazon website

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Re: Marketing Opportunity?

So amazon, thats a lot of advertising revenue you have. Shame if our users suddenly couldnt go to your site.

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ICO fines Morrisons for emailing customers who didn't want to be emailed

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Re: "We sent out an information message"

We have a stamp that says 'unwanted' and do the same.

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Now you can 'roam like at home' within the EU, but what's the catch?

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Re: Typical: the EU showing muscles, where you DON'T need them

My phone bill has always been abou 10 quid for as long as i remember. I always get more for my 10 quid each year too. Now i get my data allowance in the eu for free.

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Re: Brexit

Vodaphone roaming charges tool says spain to spain calls are both roam free and out of allowance. Seems not all operators will gouge an international call for intra country calling in EU.

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Months late, unaudited: ZX Spectrum reboot firm files accounts

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Re: What a complete waste of time that was.

Cheap chinapad will emulate all sorts of guff. Mine even plays playstation stuff.

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Lockheed, USAF hold breath as F-35 pilots report hypoxia

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Re: O2 many issues

Harrier is old hat now yes. But the AV8B on the otherhand is pretty much up to date. The usmc want to hold onto them. They are a multirole carrier capable aircraft and only lack supersonic capability.

They can mount AMRAAMs for cheap AA and have a decent upgraded radar.

Wonder what tech they are based on.....

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Windows 10 Creators Update preview: Lovin' for Edge and pen users, nowt much else

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Re: Windows-as-a-service...

Every windows 10 update has been a complete fuck about with gpos. Each ipdate breaks something that worked in previous builds. Be it lock screens, start menu XML, default program assignments, per user apps. The list goes on.

10 is a horrid experience every 6 months.

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The harsh reality of Apple's augmented reality toolset ARKit: It's an incredible battery hog

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"unyielding belief that immersive 3D content is better than the alternative"

Not all 3D implementations are a waste of time (like TV sets). Elite Dangerous on Oculus rift is awesome. I am lucky that I don't have glasses and don't get motion sickness. I also have decent neck muscles too. Seriously though, the game looks spectacular in 3D.

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The biggest British Airways IT meltdown WTF: 200 systems in the critical path?

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Re: Do any really large companies rip it all out and start again?

I know of two. One when i was a lowly apprentice at British Leyland, DAF mandated a new IT system. It was a monster with robotic tape library (8 drive lord knows what capacity). This replaced some weird bespokeish system.

The second was after i finished Uni and BAe were shutting down strand road in Preston. They amalgamated and partially replaced Warton systems to accommodate. That was a years hands on after my HnD. They paid for my final year BSc too which was nice.

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We do the same but with vms on a clustered host. Management is simple with tools, the only real extra cost is storage as vm licensing is cheap enough. I dont duplicate offsite though as one of the clusters is in a different part of the site.

Backups are different of course, they go to another part of the site.

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