* Posts by Lost all faith...

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Outage at EE wrecks voice calls across the UK

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Update just received

"The issue affecting calls yesterday was resolved by our engineering team last night at 6pm. Data, messaging and emergency calls were unaffected. We apologise for the inconvenience this caused. If you are still experiencing issues and have restarted your device, please call 150."

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Update 16:30

"Traffic congestion has been reduced to enable the recovery to service of affected voice platforms. A controlled reintroduction of traffic is now in progress"

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Re: BT Mobile are having problems, too.

No surprise, they piggy back of the EE network.

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Footie ballsup: Petition kicks off to fix 'geometrically impossible' street signs

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is that because Scotland and Wales don't know what football is ?

Disclaimer: I find football an extremely dull sport, where 80% of the time most of the team are doing bugger all.

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Star Wars: Big Euro cinema group can't handle demand for tickets to new flick

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Spoiler alert

Good person tempted by bad person

Aging good person dies

Small spaceship flies into / next to giant death star / planet. Blows it up.

END

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Leaky-by-design location services show outsourced security won't ever work

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Re: Explicit sharing

"by default, and have location spoof apps"

Which are gathering your real location and selling that on....just saying.

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Fending off cyber attacks as important as combatting terrorism, says new GCHQ chief

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Soooo....

...they will release all the exploits they have in their arsenal to the appropriate vendors then?

No, thought not.

Move along

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Microsoft's foray into phones was a bumbling, half-hearted fiasco, and Nadella always knew it

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Re: Have I lost my bet ?

Well it made it past Jan, so you are out of pocket.

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"but could barely work out how to make a phone call,"

Of course you made the "Phone" icon huge didn't you? Y'know about 10x the size it is on Android and iOS?

I admit though, the adding contact bit was weird until you got used to it, then it was far superior from memory.

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Re: And yet

"others like LibreOffice (of course) and Gimp are holding out for political reasons ("we don't agree with app stores") rather than doing something that would actually make life better for their users."

You mean not choosing to use a vendor controlled walled garden as your only outlet? Curse them !

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Re: And yet

"Let's keep some perspective here. Windows 10 S turns into Windows 10 Pro with a mouse-click and reboot."

For now....it will soon be a £100 upgrade.

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Hand up...

who remember all the Windows mobile adverts? The cool product placements, the bloggers over-keenly promoting them, the billboard posters, the online adverts, the non-stop articles promoting the platform?

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No me neither.

I do remember the, yes we are committed, sort of, maybe, yes defiantly, no actually we are not making them, or are we?

Indecision and lack of commitment killed it, not the OS /Hardware.

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1,000 jobs on the line at BAE Systems' Lancashire plants – reports

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Joke

Hey don't knock it...

...women will be allowed to drive, so it's fine to sell arms them now.

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SCARY SPICE: Pumpkin air freshener sparks school evacuation

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Joke

Re: Impossible!

"on-VOC extracts while the cleaner is working."

Nice of you to consider the needs of your domestic servant. Mexican or East European?

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Video games used to be an escape. Now not even they are safe from ads

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Re: You are in a maze of little twisty passages...

are you on about the modern shopping experience?

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Frustrated Britons struggle to locate their packages: Royal Mail tracker smacked

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Re: Reasons

In preparation for when they go on strike, more customers get pissed off and move to alternative carriers.

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VPN logs helped unmask alleged 'net stalker, say feds

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Re: Location, Location, Location

Such as Hong Kong?

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Re: Not sure why they outed PureVPN

Or it panics people to switch to an even less secure honeypot...I mean VPN.

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Re: PureVPN has some explaining to do

Of course anyone with half a brain will read past the headline....

"....we will only share information with authorities having valid subpoenas, warrants, other legals documents...."

Also they state that they will terminate account based on abuse of T&C's. How can they trace the person committing the abuse, if they have no records?

If you pay, then records are kept, otherwise how can they police usage? One payment, 100,000 users?

There are also key bits people have missed.

1. It seems to be based on source IP addresses, not sites visited from PureVPN. They tied two IP addresses together, work and home.

2. Work, it was there they found out his activity, so most likely proxy logs.

So in summary, they linked work and home, then got evidence from work.

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Re: Interesting, very interesting

As he pointed out himself.

If they bill you for usage, they HAVE to keep logs.

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Lenovo spits out retro ThinkPads for iconic laptop's 25th birthday

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Re: I was a devoted ThinkPad user for many, many years...

I don't know, I miss the way once they started to get a little worn, the mouse will start to move in random directions all on it's own.

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"Bah. All I want is a laptop with a large screen (17" is currently adequate - bloody presbyopia) "

https://www.cnet.com/products/acer-predator-21x/review/

"hey get faster but somehow the lowest spec laptop always costs about £400. "

£133?

"https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/acer-aspire-es1-132-intel-celeron-n3350-4gb-32gb-ssd-11.6-inch-windows-10-l-nx.ghlek.001/version.asp"

If you could live with a 15.5"

https://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/hp-15-ay078na-pentium-n3710-4gb-1tb-15.6-inch-windows-10-laptop-1bw60ea/version.asp

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Google touts Babel Fish-esque in-ear real-time translators. And the usual computer stuff

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Re: No audio jack

Waterproof 3.5mm?

Ahem Google.

https://www.petervis.com/walkmans/Sony_WM-B52/Sony_WM-B52.html

Guess that's what you get when you employ kids who like to sit on bean bags all day.

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Beach, please... Billionaire VC finally opens way to waves

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Re: Obvious man is obvious

"I have as funny feeling Khosla is now, and always will be, friendless. "

You'll be surprised what a billion in the bank can buy.

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Microsoft tries to Spark relationship with cluster lusters: Promises 5-min big data bang on Azure

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" Shame as Hadoop supports Windows from V2.2"

Wow, I could barely get Ethernet to work on Windows 2, so hats off to them.

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Blade Runner 2049 review: Scott's vision versus Villeneuve's skill

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Re: Arrival? good?

I thought it was fantastic, a bit like the original Alien, all suspense, but not much action....different tastes.

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Don't forget Atari....

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Blade Runner 2049: Back to the Future – the movies that showed us what's to come

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keep your bloody multi-pass, where is my LeeLoo!

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Re: The 6th Day...

and on the 8th day the machines just got upset.

Ask your dads kids.....

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So 35 years between two "episodes" is a series?

Wow....just wow.

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He's no good for you! Ofcom wants to give folk powers to dump subpar broadband contracts

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Does this included "Unlimited" usage....

....by unlimted we actually mean 40gb total, oh and 100mb per day during peak times....which are 00:00.01 to 23:59:59

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Microsoft Edge shock: Browser opts for Apple WebKit, Google Blink

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Re: Seriously.

I prefer SqaureHome2....like Winphone 8.1 but with more bells and whistles.

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HPE server firmware update permanently bricks network adapters

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Re: HP are getting good at this

No, HP people got "promoted" to HPE after the balls up.

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Snap, crackle ... patch! Apple kicks out iOS 11.0.2 to tackle crappy calls, fix email glitches

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So you'd prefer to fix bugs every quarter like some other companies?

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Russian suspected of $4bn Bitcoin laundering op to be extradited to US

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WTF?

Re: At what cost?

How much does it cost to catch, prosecute and possibly imprison someone that stole a £20 bottle of Whiskey from Tesco?

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World's first dedicated computer centre declared 'irreplaceable' by Historic England

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So....

..Bletchley and TNMOC are friends again?

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Oath-my-God: THREE! BILLION! Yahoo! accounts! hacked! in! 2013! – not! 'just!' 1bn!

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Re: How did they get to 3 billion accounts?

2.75 billion were spammers.

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What is the probability of being drunk at work and also being tested? Let's find out! Correctly

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Pint

Course I'm drunk at work....

..how the hell else do I suffer this existence.

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Microsoft may have its groove back but it's binned 'Groove'

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To be fair, all Browser nag you their is the best and you should set it as default.

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Consumer is in it's last throws.

...only the blinded fanboys (yes MS has plenty) think otherwise.

MS have no interest in Pay Once, Play Forever.

Year on year pay us and pay, pay, pay again and only on business orientated software.

No matter how much you bitch, they have no interest in people that bout Office 2003 and MIGHT upgrade to 2020.

They have no interest in small / no margin consumer.

The have no interest in competing with Google / Apple, except for enterprise (Office / Cloud)

My guess for the spying was not to see what you were doing, it was to see what you were NOT doing. You have an old version of office. We have 99% of people that have only opened Groove once, they never use a Winphone, they don't use Edge as their [primary browser.

Kill them all, either by instant death, or a slow lingering abandonware.

MS = Enterprise

Apple = Prosumer / Consumer

Google = Consumer....and everything MS does that they want to crush.

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US yanks staff from Cuban embassy over sonic death ray fears

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Canada

When I was last there a decade a go, many of the tourists were Canadian (it's similar to a Mediterranean holiday for us).

A huge amount of goods come via Canada

They are quite liked by the Cubans.

So it's more likely collateral damage...or the Rum and Cokes, where the rum is 90% of the drink.

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"It's probably just the dumb-rays being deployed the world over by Justified Ancients,.... "

Are those the Mu Mu ones?

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Tarmac for America's self-driving car future is being laid right now

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A real scenario I'd like to see in action

Us country bumpkins (i.e. anyone outside a city), have these things called single track lanes.

They have a 60 mph speed limit (yes humans also think it's a target, not a limit)

They have bugger all phone signal

They often have high sides / overhanging trees / big hedges

They have passing places, usually consisting of one or both of you reversing 50 metres or shoving your vehicle up an embankment, into a ditch or hedge. Non of these are marked on any map.

They very often have blind bends or bumps.

Discuss.

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Re: Crybabies

They also flog the data, or is it just coincidence I get two calls about my accident the next day, knowing my surname?

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Telco forgot to renew its web domain, broke deaf folks' video calls – now gets a $3m paddlin'

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what happens when you want to migrate to a new system?

Oooo the number of devs I could slap here that have hard coded ip addresses .

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Ofcom head Sharon White slams 5G hold-up in spectrum auction

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"accusing them of derailing Britain’s “golden opportunity” to take a lead in 5G"

and putting a dampener on our Christmas party. Where we going to get the cash from now?

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BYOD might be a hipster honeypot but it's rarely worth the extra hassle

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Re: Millennials

Why is he being unreasonable.

If it's an approved list and the department "paying" for it is happy for that then what is the issue?

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Re: BYOD is mostly a load of old bollocks

but if they have access to emails, unless you can remove all emails and access upon them leaving, you a have all sorts of issues.

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Re: Why stop there?

A/C, can I have my pen back you nicked off me...I know it's you.

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Re: No hassle here.

Ah University, where people learn what it is like to get your laptop screwed over by malware 30 seconds after being connected.

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