* Posts by Lost all faith...

4791 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

Ah, good ol' Windows update cycles... Wait, before anything else, check your hardware

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Oooooo

C'mon guys, take Intel's advice and go with the forthcoming Windows 10 version, you know.

Windows on ARM !

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Bill Gates says he'd do CTRL-ALT-DEL with one key if given the chance to go back through time

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" The Amiga with pre-emptive multitasking and nice GUI had just about crashed and burned by the time Windows 95 arrived."

Amiga, pffft. Bloody kids gaming toy. Ooo look I can draw a pretty picture mummy.

Real men (kids) had Atari's. The original Windows "Creators" edition.

Nothing changes.

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GNOME Foundation backs 'freedom-oriented' smartphone

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Meh

Just file them over there...

...with the big pile of Firefox phones.

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You've been baffled by its smart thermostat. Now strap in for Nest's IoT doorbell, alarm gear

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Why no PoE?

Thick cables compared to Bellwire / or batteries, don't bend very well.

Will need people to master terminating the cables into 8P8C plugs or be able to buy totally random sized cables and spool up longer ones cables (it buying you'll need to drill / fill 12mm holes everywhere)

Need suitable switch / router (don't be fooled, many don't support PoE across all ports at full draw).

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Google Cloud's API knows the sort of thing you like to look at

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Re: fun

The difference between a loyalty card and Google, is it's easy not to have interactions with the loyalty card.

Pay cash, do not swipe.

Avoid Google...almost impossible for 99% of people.

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Re: you're 4 numbers between 0 and 255 and a port number.

Do you have a clue what you are talking about?

Nearly all Android phones are "Google Phones".

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I'm looking forward to the next paperback to be written...

...apparently it's going to be called Fuck Off Google

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Behold, says robo-mall-cop maker: Our crime-busting dune buggy packed with spy gear

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Thanks for the laugh guys

"....United States the safest country in the world, changing everything for everyone"

Three letters.

NRA

Good luck.

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HP Inc's rinky-dink ink stink: Unofficial cartridges, official refills spurned by printer DRM

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Re: The 'quality' of its printers was enough to do that

My first BJ was 10.

Small and easy to carry around should you need to get away in a hurry. Could never handle a big load though.

Hold on, there's a lot of sirens outside and someones banging on the the door shouting "We've got one Theresa"

brb...

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Compsci degrees aren't returning on investment for coders – research

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Re: Apprenticeship

I saw a poster outside the local Jobcentre the other day saying over a lifetime a skilled apprentice will earn MORE than a Uni grad.

Times have change a lot since I was young, but I left school at 16 and earned around the modern equivalent of about £100,000 by they time they finished Uni. That's a lot to catch up.

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Itching to stuff iOS 11 on your iPhone? You may want to hold off for a bit

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Re: Oh yeah .....

"Backups are a waste of disk space. You wouldn't keep stale food in your fridge, so why keep stale data on your disks?"

Well trolled, but I ain't gonna bite.

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Viacom exposes crown jewels to world+dog in AWS S3 bucket blunder

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Re: Why help Viacom ?

"(And if it collapsed then the loss of Comedy Central would not be a big loss to mankind!!!)"

Oh c'mon, there's erm and then err...yeah OK, you're right.

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AI slurps, learns millions of passwords to work out which ones you may use next

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"which require password changes every 6 weeks or so...."

And there is your issue.

One day, maybe, just one day, people will realise this is just pointless. Even worse when they expire at random times and people struggle to remember which one is which.

Password1!

Password2"

Password3£

Oh no! Need to change again eeerrrr

Password4$

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Sexploitation gang thrown in clink for 171 years after 'hunting' kids online and luring them in front of webcams

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Joke

Shhh, propriety CODEC's are illegal in Reg forums.

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MPEG?

What is this 1999?

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Re: The fiends

"Windows 10 users too, no doubt.

Oh just fuck off.

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Google parks old pay-to-play auction in front of European Commission – reports

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EU to Google.

No problem.

We are thinking of taxing a pay per click of just 1 cent.

The trial, expected to last 5 years, will just test a couple of domains to start with.

We'll start with

googlesyndication.com

doubleclick.net

We'll review these on a monthly basis and see if they need amending. If we don't receive payment, we'll simply get them blocked at ISP level.

Love

EU

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you may not, but millions, maybe billions do.

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Black screen of death after Win10 update? Microsoft blames HP

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Re: replace it with something more appropriate?

"AFAIK, systemd is not a repository for system and app settings"

And in many instance, Windows doesn't need to do this either, just many programs do.

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Outlook.com looking more like an outage outbreak for Europe

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FAIL

From experience.

What someone I know was getting was pretty much all day issues,but could receive on occasion. However all sent mail was going up with "There's been a problem" and chucking them in draft.

Around 8:50pm BST it seemed to be sending again, but she was having to go into each draft and force a resend. Even then it was taking 30 to 60 seconds to confirm sent.

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A todger, a 2.5kg dumbbell, the fire brigade... and the inevitable angle grinder

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You missed the back story...

..he decided that clothes were to restrictive, so he decided to do it naked.

However he slipped and his member accidentally went inside, at the same time the bar accidentally entered his rear orifice.

Whilst repeatedly trying to remove the bar with multiple forward and backward motions, he failed to notice it was causing issues with the blood supply to his penis, causing an unexpected swelling.

It was at this point he tried thrusting backwards and forwards multiple times, but it just got more stuck. Even self lubricating failed to help, in fact it seemed to become more sticking as the lubrication dried.

Honest Dr.!

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Apocalypse now: Ad biz cries foul over Apple's great AI cookie purge

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"Amazon and other ecommerce sites spring to mind as ones that I may not use for a few months but might want it to remember my details next time I do"

What details?

If you log in, it will pull all the stuff on the server

If you are on about passwords, just save the password.

What it won't allow is you browsing Amazon then for the next six months, ad's based on that search appearing in every website you visit, and the associate back tracking i.e. Amazon know what sites you visited and saw those ad's.

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Just how are HMRC’s IT systems going to cope with Brexit?

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Re: And also

and yet it will be the companies fault if they don't set it up with 1 months notice.

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Linux 4.14 'getting very core new functionality' says Linus Torvalds

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"Either at the end of this month or October, Linux OS market share will overtake that of macOS Sierra and sometime next year, it will almost certainly overtake all versions of macOS combined."

Citation please.

Stats show some way off. But it is getting there.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usage_share_of_operating_systems#Desktop_and_laptop_computers

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Re: 'Hope somebody answers you that way'

"Don't use too many smilies, or you'll come across like a teenage girl more interested in sex than dealing with this horribly-confusing-to-my-female brain computer stuff?"

At which point you will get people falling over to help you, so long as you tell them your bra size and accept a proposal of marriage.

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DXC Technologies mails another corp message (gulp)

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The cynic in me already know the outcome...

"For FY18, if DXC exceeds company-wide earning before interest and taxes target "

Due to tough trading conditions, fantastic creative accounting and deliberately unachievable targets, we are 1p short of target, so you'll get fuck all. Don't worry the Directors have achieved amazingness and will still get their £1m bonus.

Love The Times Rich List Nominees

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Equifax's IT leaders 'retire' as company says it knew about the bug that brought it down

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Wow I CAN see the future...

"The CIO will be fine.

Few million golden parachute and a cushy number someone else.

Feel sorry for the poor buggers at the bottom."

Source: Me from last week.

Well looks like I need to buy a Lotto ticket this week then.....

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Noise-canceling headphones with a DO NOT DISTURB light can't silence your critics

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Re: Do not disturb notice.

Do Not Disturb. The legendary status.

"I know you're busy, but could I quickly..."

Yes, we've all been there.

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ICO whacks Welsh biz with £350k fine for 150 MEEELLION nuisance calls

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WTF?

Re: This is the problem

FFS. Does anyone read the full article these days?

"In an effort to stop businesses dodging the financial bullet in this way, the government last year announced that it would introduce a new law to allow the ICO to penalise a company’s directors for their firm’s nuisance calls."

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Boffin wins (Ig) Nobel prize asking if cats can be liquid

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"The illustrated "Babypod" speaker looks like it would be very difficult to keep reasonably clean ..."

Not really, dependent on the music, it could get a very good wash during every use.

It's a mac, not a coat, and mine is more than a little grubby.

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Another month, another malware outbreak in Google's Play Store

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FAIL

It's the bloody permissions again.

"Once downloaded, the malware asks for permission to access the internet and send and receive SMS messages."

Right this is a wallpaper app.

Google could easily go.

Dear developer. Justify this.

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They come back with valid reason or disappear of the face of the Earth.

Then even with a valid reason, the OS goes, this app is trying to connect to a premium rate SMS / Phone number.

Block until allowed.

Ask user with a bloody great warning. This App is trying to connect to a service with high call charges. Do you accept the risks.

It's not that hard.

I'd go further than that.

All Apps should have "Deny ALL" until they can justify each and every access control they ask for.

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Spotify just can't wash those songwriters out of its hair

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Re: I don't understand

"Why do Spotify have to pay the songwriter if they've already paid the record label? "

Typically, it's because the Songwriters have nothing to do with the Record label. Add to that, they record may be released with one label say in the US and a completely different label than the UK. It's less common these days, but historically it was very common.

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They have, it's called YouTube.

Unfortunately you just deal with another set of scumbags.

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Re: Songwriters?

Nope you're wrong.

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra are well known for writing "songs".

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Defrosted starter for 10: Iceland home delivery site spills customer details

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Re: not quite the same..

They fixed it by changing it to 1234.

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Unloved Microsoft Edge is much improved – but will anyone use it?

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FAIL

One thing you missed...

...that it's tied to the Windows version, which is utterly stupid.

For example, a oldish home PC is still on an early Win10 version as it's still waiting to be updated to a newer one (forced update kills it). So I'm on the old crappy version on Edge, which means it won't get used, no matter how good it is now.

Similar situation with work.

As for compatibility, these days I find I have to flip between browsers as none of them behave properly.

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Missed patch caused Equifax data breach

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run by Equifax,

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Re: The CIO did know to sell shares, but didn't know to patch

The CIO will be fine.

Few million golden parachute and a cushy number someone else.

Feel sorry for the poor buggers at the bottom.

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123-Reg customers outraged at automatic .UK domain registration

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Joke

is that danielmcintyre.uk or danielmcintyre.co.uk the notorious spam, phishing and malware hosting site.

I hear you do constantly updated lists of torrents for free downloads to music and unreleased films.

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See what I did there....

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Drones aren't evil and won't trigger the Rise of the Machines: MoD

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Morals?

Look, I keep telling you, these big spiky wooden poles are to make a nice garden fence.

Love Vlad.

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Translation

"Commanders and politicians are also highly unlikely to want fully autonomous systems as this could both impede and limit their decision-making both strategically and on the battlefield. "

""Commanders and politicians are also highly unlikely to want fully autonomous systems as this could lead to job losses for the well paid boys own club"

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Re: pooh-pooh

So long as you have a cunning plan, we are all safe.

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Samsung mobile launches bug bounty program

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Re: The biggest bug...

Of course the irony of having a webpage about going Google free, rammed full of Google adverts is clearly lost.

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Oracle to shutter most Euro hardware support teams

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Re: SF.com to the rescue

"And how does that explain why Switzerland has one of the worst drug problems in Europe?"

Drug death rates by population

UK 19th

Switzerland 59th

http://www.worldlifeexpectancy.com/cause-of-death/drug-use/by-country/

Zurich 3rd cocaine use behind London and Antwerp

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/drug-capitals_zurich-is-europe-s-third-biggest-cocaine-hot-spot/42760246

Feel free to take a look here as well. The UK is pretty much consistently "higher" ranked than Switzerland.

https://www.globaldrugsurvey.com/

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Re: SF.com to the rescue

They also have higher taxation levels*, higher cost of living. Norway is oil rich, Switzerland has cash pouring in due to its banking.

In return they plough more into "social" good, such as childcare ,public transport, education and general looking after the mind as well as the body.

The UK? Fuck you Jack, I'm alright.

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Apple’s facial recognition: Well, it is more secure for the, er, sleeping user

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You're a Muppet.

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FAIL

Odd, could swear blind those Nokia's ran Windows Phone.

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Bish, bosh, Bashware: Microsoft downplays research on WSL Win 10 'hack' threat

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So...

..it's possible to infect a machine that you have full control over once you have enabled an off by default setting.

Holy Shit...panic!

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North Korea attacks Bitcoin bods to swell its war chest says FireEye

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Think as sanctions as a funnel. Same amount of goods , they just have to be traded through a narrower funnel.

It just the return funnel goes to a few elites and not the main population. A bit like capitalism really.

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Apple's adoption of Qi signals the end of the wireless charging wars

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Re: Witeless charging - how novel

A decade?

Newbie.

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