* Posts by Lost all faith...

5491 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

Lloyds Banking Group to splash £3bn on tech

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Re: Lloyds Banking Group...

" so I assume investment in IT is rather overdue..."

Yes they missed out the steps where they hound you for months to pay of a debt that never existed.

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Remove the hype and check the reality

"Lloyds Banking Group is to splash £3bn on IT investment, amid a major outsourcing and cost-cutting programme."

Translation

"Lloyds Banking Group is to splash £1bn on IT redundacies, £1bn on consultancy and £1 billion on a new swanky office with some cheap labour where customers will complain about the crap service and details being leaked, but hey who cares. Profit!"

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Samsung left off Google's new official Androids-for-biz list

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Another lawsuit in 3....2.....1

"handset must possess to earn Google's seal of approval, among them offering Google Play as the default app store."

Can the EU make the fine at least a trillion Euros for the malware that is Googles Binary blob.

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Farewell, Android Pay. We hardly tapped you

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Ahhh technology...

...you know the person paying by phone....it's the one taking 10x longer than the person with a card.

C'mon, read my bloody finger print, c'mon...grrr hold on, try it at another angle, oh crap, now it's crashed, one minute.

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"Most shops accept Amex these days,"

"Most large shops accept Amex these days,"

Processing fees are extortionate for most smaller businesses tat can't afford to take the hit.

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UK data controllers to pay ICO up to £2.4k more a year when GDPR kicks in

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It does affect smaller ones.

Here is the guidance currently for a charity.

"Some not-for-profit organisations are exempt and based on the information you have provided you do not have to register with the ICO."

Now its £40. Not a lot and to be fair I see no reason why the likes of the RSPCA, OXFAM, and other giants have to pay so little, especially given their track records with abusing the DPA.

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Gemini is shipping and we've got one. This is what it's like

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@ Christian.

You needed to put the joke icon, it's gone over a lot of peoples heads.

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Use ad blockers? Mine some Monero to get access to news, says US site

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them and several thousand others.

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Ayyy-EYE! Google code 'predicts heart disease' by eyeballing retinas

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Finding the perfect place to implant ad's directly into the eyes?

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Careful with the 'virtual hugs' says new FreeBSD Code of Conduct

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Re: Oh my fucking gawd/ess ...

Don't worry, we'll stop breeding soon and restore the planet to a better state.

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Australia joins the 'decrypt it or we'll legislate' club

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Re: @ bazza

wow Bazza, you really do live with the Unicorns.

So I should just send my bank details and card details to Amazon on the back of a postcard?

Or my corporate work should all be done over ftp with no password?

Maybe I should leave my phone unlocked, with all my personal details free to view, should I ever leave it somewhere by accident.

Or in your world, should we just accept what our governments want to do to us and never stick two finders up and say Fuck you, I'm not putting up with this.

This generation has already gotten soft, with slacktivision being the new force of "change".

Press "Like" if you want the world to change for the better.

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*Wakes up in Chrome's post-adblockalyptic landscape* Wow, hardly anything's changed!

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Re: Adverts?

And now a fucking great red animated Trend Micros ad.

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Re: Adverts?

"because the ads aren’t annoying and I want to support them."

When 70% of the viewable pages consists of moving or garish ad's, then they are annoying.

IBM & NetApp are today's hellish ones.

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KFC: Enemy of waistlines, AI, arteries and logistics software

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KFC runs out of chicken.

How did they notice?

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"One would think that, given the advances in GPS and mapping, that any self-driving cars need to stop 'looking' at traffic signs and have the relevant information already encoded in their maps. "

Just plough past the guy holding the stop sign at the road works then? After all, it's a 60 mph straight bit of road.

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Google's robo-CTRL-ALT-DEL failed, hung networks and Compute Engine for 90 minutes

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"Kudos to Google Cloud for providing such detailed post-mortems. .....And I like that they always include a how we're going to stop this happening again" section."

You mean some sort of crazy Root Cause Analysis.

Cloud leading the way once again with disruptive and innovate ideas.

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Year-old vuln turns Jenkins servers into Monero mining slaves

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Re: PowerShell?

Well the advisory is a RedHat one (really not that hard to find)

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2017-1000353

So looks like the Windows admins will be enjoying the beer this time.

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Microsoft ends notifications for Win-Phone 7.5 and 8.0

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Meh

Well done, you took the words from the heading and subheading and made an almost identical joke from them.

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Re: I like Apple things

"I currently use an Android device, but I miss a lot of features from WP that made life easier."

Bang on SquareHome2 and enjoy the it all over again, in fact I'd say it's better than Winphone8

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Three in hospital after NSA cops open fire on campus ram-raid SUV

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Re: Shoot to kill

And you are basing your "not shooting to kill" on what exactly?

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Re: really?

Looks like a some simply failed to get through the glass.

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Re: Why oh ....

Because Google's Nexus is not related to Terrorism, by HTC and Huawei are.

Buy USA! USA! USA!

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Zuckerborg, Microsoft, Amazon letting the side down for green energy among hyperscalers

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So in summary...

...those with the largest deployments, spread over the largest geographic areas, find it harder to be 100% "Green".

Who'd a thought it.

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Bloke sues Microsoft: Give me $600m – or my copy of Windows 7 back

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Re: *Ducks*

"If you have a Apple device you are forced onto the latest version of IOS. "

Bollocks.

That is all I have to say on that.

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Hua-no-wei! NSA, FBI, CIA bosses put Chinese mobe makers on blast

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Re: China trash.

"For all you assholes that down vote me for saying, "Fuck China, Fuck Huawei", fucking buy that shit and be owned, LOSERS!"

Signed

Cisco Department Of Public Relations.

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Microsoft working to scale Blockchain for grand distributed ID scheme

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meanwhile...

..Teresa May has just wee'd with excitement. Gibbering something about "terrorists" and "pedos" and "Daily Mail"

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Getty load of this: Google to kill off 'View image' button in search

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Re: Suggestion to Google

try -stock at the end of the search, gets rid of 99% of them.

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WTF?

Wow...

...if only there was a way of Getty themselves not offering the high res images up to to Google, some sot of text file that tells Google bots what they can and can't index; or maybe even some sort of hot-linking protection on the server.

FFS

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Icahn't get right Xerox Fuji merger spoils, cries activist investor Carl

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Oh shame....

...<sniggers>

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UK Home Sec Amber Rudd unveils extremism blocking tool

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"Wonder how much from Al Jazeera will get incorrectly flagged?"

I'm pretty sure at some point that to will become a "terrorist" news outlet.

Can't have the other persons point of view after all.

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Facial recognition software easily IDs white men, but error rates soar for black women

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Re: Is spreading

OOO upset the MS fans. So many downvotes, so little memory.

http://uk.businessinsider.com/microsoft-deletes-racist-genocidal-tweets-from-ai-chatbot-tay-2016-3

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Re: Is spreading

It must be made by Microsoft.

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Until last week, you could pwn KDE Linux desktop with a USB stick

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Joke

Easy fix...

...disable autorun.inf

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Samsung needs to eat itself, not copy Apple's X-rated margins

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Apples and Pears?

I think the author is forgetting something.

Samsung, unlike Apple, cover pretty much every price bracket.

By pricing a phone model at £900, it's not going to kill it off. It has mountain of low profit phones starting at about £110 for the J3 and then progressing throughout the entire price range. So it's not like. Oh I can't afford £900 for a Samsung, I'll buy a completely different brand, as they don't offer anything else.

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Re: Galaxy S9 Lite

"So all they've managed to do is lose the customers who were looking for phones with replaceable batteries."

Which in the real world is about 0.1% of the buying public.

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EE unveils shoebox-sized router to boost Brit bumpkin broadband

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I get 80+ and that's on a crappy android

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Re: They did a bang up job installing it

If you need 4 m10/12/14 (looks about those sizes) bolts in stone to hold something that light up, you're drilling the holes to big.

Granted if it was a modern house you may need 4. 2 to hold the device, 2 to stop the house falling down.

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Err by that logic, can I charge BT for my phone line?

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Re: 200GB for £60/month

"And depends how much extra they charge if you go over - £1 for an extra 5GB or so, fine, 10p/Mb - not fine."

Normally EE are fixed capped. You have to agree to pay more, so you shouldn't get a £900 bill because you kids were stream UHD films for 4 hours a day.

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Vodafone boasts 200Mbps with 4G mini mast in Cornish trial

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Re: Easier solution

And in the post about the EE booster, you will find someone saying EE crap and Vodafone is better.

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What?

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"Also interesting to see how it will cope with West Cornwall wind gusts - "

I don't know, maybe exactly the same way as street lights do?

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Are you an open-sorcerer or free software warrior? Let us do battle

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Sorry...

For me, Free means it costs nothing.

Open Source means you can see the source code.

Free can be propriety or open source and I would think that's how 99.9999% of regular people would also see it (not that many would have a clue what OS is)

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Huawei claims national security is used as plausible excuse for 'protectionism'

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Re: National Security is by definition protectionism

Odd, given both GCHQ and NSA have both extensively looked at the kit and neither found any evidence of spyware.

Yet day in, day out, US hardware and software are found to have holes (some deliberate) so big you can drive a bus through them

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From July, Chrome will name and shame insecure HTTP websites

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Yah....

..now all our tiny charity has to do is triple our hosting costs (we get a huge discount because were a charity on the 2nd from bottom basic plan)

We collect no information, and there is no way imputing text on our site, it merely a informational site.

I'm sure Google will kindly pick up these costs for us.

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It took us less than 30 seconds to find banned 'deepfake' AI smut on the internet

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WTF?

Ooopss

sorry seemed to have stumbled onto the Daily Mail site.

I'll go try find The Register instead.

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Talk about a hot mic: Dodgy Pixel mobe audio lands Google in court

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Re: Whaaat?

"Since when did Google Assistant become an essential feature? "

When you're trying to get a multi-million dollar settlement.

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Apple's top-secret iBoot firmware source code spills onto GitHub for some insane reason

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Re: Yeah

Is that the same 80's Mercedes that the glove boxes fell off if you used them?

And citation on that millage please, bearing their reliability rankings in most surveys are well below the Japanese and Koreans.

One example:

https://www.whatcar.com/news/reliability-survey/

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Re: My device - I'll jail break it if I want to ...

And Apple have the right to prevent your access to the store.

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TalkTalk to splash £1.5bn laying full fibre on 3 million doorsteps

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Re: Sooooo Talk Talk are looking to do more than OpenReach

You clearly missed this where they aim to have that many in half the time.

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/02/01/openreach_ups_full_fibre_investment_plans_to_3_million/

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