* Posts by Lost all faith...

3954 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

Super-cool sysadmin fixes PCs with gravity, or his fists

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Re: Makes me wonder

They are knackered anyway. A bloody good whack did the top.

Used it a huge amount in the old days.....ahhh that distinct clunk, clunk,clunk sound of a drive.

Compaq's were buggers for it.

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Particle accelerator hacked: Boffins' hashed passwords beamed up

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Re: Victorian atom-smashing facility

How great would a Steam-Punk Atom smasher be? Want to get kids into science, make hi-tech stuff touchy feely with knobs, flashing lights, levers, whoosing sounds and the occasional bang.

Sidenote:

Took my Kids to the the Thinktank in Brum who are hosting exhibits from the MAD museum in Stratford-Upon-Avon and the Caberet Mechanical Theatre

Great bonkers inventions that the kids love:

http://www.birminghammuseums.org.uk/thinktank/whats-on/mechanical-things-adventures-and-inventions-from-the-world-of-rowland-emett

http://themadmuseum.co.uk/

http://www.cabaret.co.uk/

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Bring out your dead! Firm wants to pay big bucks for old bugs

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It won't.

It just means even more people will be exposed.

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Imagine a ChromeOS-style Windows 10 ... oh wait, there it is and it's called Windows Cloud

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Re: Funny that privacy isn't even mentioned as an issue here...

Is that Google or MS?

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But then if they give the OS away for free (they did it with 10).

1. They would sell the hardware

2. You would HAVE to use 365 as your office suite (so year on year money)

3. Cortana and search would be tied to Bing

4. Ad supported or paid for versions of many of your programes

CapEx is old school. OpEx keeps the money rolling in year on year.

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Google's Chrome is about to get rather in-your-face about HTTPS

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Re: old article published with today's date?

We'll ask it's from a conference that run's from the 30th of Jan to 1st of Feb, not that old. (there is a very helpful link in the article those shows the dates in f'ing big letters).

https://www.usenix.org/conference/enigma2017

A simple typo and it should be V57?

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King Battistelli tries again to break Euro Patent Office union

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Hmmm...

..sacking people that disagree with him. Appointing yes men to high places. Forcing his views across regardless of what those say around him.

This is all sounding very familiar.

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Sony takes $1bn writedown: Streaming has killed the DVD star

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My problem?

Being forced to endure 5 - 15 minutes of utter crap before the bloody film.

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Facebook ‘Happy Birthday’ lawsuit rolls on

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Mumsnet ordered to give users' real life IDs and messages to plastic surgeon they criticised

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Re: Errm ...

"One should be able to compare notes with others online on medical procedures without fearing libel charges."

And indeed you can, provided it's based on fact and not hearsay or lies. I've not read what they have said, so no idea if they are telling the truth or not.

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Re: Seems wrong to me...

"one that can have both sides of the story and is able to determine whether or not the comments amount to libel."

That's called a judge and jury (where applicable). It's not up to others to make that decision.

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'Maker' couple asphyxiated, probably by laser cutter fumes

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Re: CO-opt

Even if they had a life of 10 years, they are so cheap as to be a non issue

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Trump decides Breitbart chair Bannon knows more about natsec than actual professionals

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Not all Muslims are terrorists but all terrorist are Muslims (Those terrorists that are aligned with the middle east and Islamic country's)

So terrorists aligned with Islamic countires are muslims.

No shit Sherlock.

To add to IRA.

Try

ETA

Revolt Terror Group

Jewish Defence League

Kach

Combat 18

Real IRA

National Socialist Underground

Red Army Faction

and on and on and on....

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New York to draft in 250 IT contractors because state staff 'lack talent'

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Re: In house impossibility

@ Keith Peter

Some of it is driven by end user "I want want shiny", so that iPad they must have suddenly needs a whole new platform underneath to support them.

Then you have "we must be competitive" attitude, where they spend millions on brand new amazing kit, to only do exactly what they were doing before, as the kit was never the issue, but the processes.

Add in the demanding "customer" that expects everything 24x7x365 (for free) and complains when they can't order something at 3am on Christmas day.

And just occasionally,just occasionally, it's to replace something that is actually no longer fit for purpose.

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Counter-terror cops arrest pair for sending poo-smeared toilet paper to public figures

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So the problem they now face...

...is do they now send themselves the same letters?

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WTF? Francis Ford Coppola crowdsources Apocalypse Now game

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Re: Will it have

by a few hundred years.

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I'm sure

plenty of idiots will fund a multi-millionaires pet project.

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Stop replying! pleads NetApp customer stuck in reply-allpocalypse

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Nope had them well over a decade ago..

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IBM's SoftLayer is having a meltdown – and customers aren't happy

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Re: The Cloud..

I guess they have no access to your's then, you poor naive fool.

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Doomsday Clock moves to 150 seconds before midnight. Thanks, Trump

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Re: Bollocks ...since when did 'global [warm|cool|change]ing' get added?

"nd see what happens when you don't enforce a red line and someone calls your bluff. People die."

Err did you forget what happened when Sadam called Bush's bluff.

10's of thousands died.

Let's gloss over that shall we?

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Huawei could rescue Amazon's Alexa from the smart home

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Do that already using Cortana and the cars built in Bluetooth connectivity.

Very useful.

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Kaspersky cybercrime investigator cuffed in Russian treason probe

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Re: Choose your enemies carefully

"Not sure where you get Sweden, Australia or the UK from? None of those countries have Courts where a person can be tried completely out of sight of the media,"

Err the UK has far worse than that. You can be tried and convicted without ever seeing the evidence against you.

Search for Closed material procedures

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Disk-nuking malware takes out Saudi Arabian gear. Yeah, wipe that smirk off your face, Iran

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Re: Once the US and Israel sent out Stuxnet everyone felt they could play this game.

The Zero Days reference I presume is the BBC Storyville documentary?

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b08bcc18/storyville-zero-days-nuclear-cyber-sabotage

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Chinese bloke cycles 500km to get home... in the wrong direction

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Re: If only all coppers were so nice

So in summary:

To pissed to find own way home and to tight to get a taxi, walk along a train track (bloody stupid thing to do), surprised people don't stop for two blokes walking along road who clearly have been on the piss and then a copper refuses to be a free taxi service.

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Linux nasty kicks weak, hacked gadgets when they're already down

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It's similar to how many Windows infections work.

You get one nasty and it then goes off and drags a whole load more down.

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Northumbria Uni fined £400K after boffin's bad math gives students a near-killer caffeine high

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Re: Contradiction?

We'll it's good compared to a rotting corpse which it could of been.

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Re: Numbers

I was always told to work backwards and make sure you end up with the starting numbers.

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Re: really...

You mean the basic sort of process where one person measures / calculates and the other cross checks.

It seems there process was:

"Anyone got a calculator".

"I've an app on my phone"

"Great work this out...what did you get"

"30"

"OK great, thanks"

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UK ISPs may be handed cock-blocking powers

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Re: Save the kiddies - parents' job!

how to setup an OpenDNS account, and be done with it.

That would be a great idea. They would then think everything is filtered, while those that want to view porn would spend less than 30 seconds getting around it. Everyone is happy.

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Re: sigh...

And advertising sex chat lines at the back of the rag.

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It's that time of the year again: Texas school district blabs staff tax documents to phishers

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yes, send a SAWT around, kick the doors in, shoot everyone inside, then after everyone is dead, check if the person has moved house in the last 12 months?

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Unite: CSC UK set for 'jobs massacre' as 1,101 heads put on chopping block

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Graduates and apprentices have been excluded from the redundancies.

That'll be keeping the cheap labour then.

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US govt can't stop Microsoft taking its Irish email seizure fight to the Supreme Court

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No, but you can choose Protonmail knowing fully that it's held in Switzerland.

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I'LL BE BATT: Arnie Schwarzenegger snubs gas guzzlers for electric

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FAIL

Farday FF

So they reckon that huge heavy lump of a car will be the worlds fastest accelerating road car?

I think they have never heard of Ultima.....and you can buy them right now.

"has recorded a road legal 0-60mph time of 2.3secs, 0-100mph of 4.9secs with 0-150mph taking a mere 8.9 seconds! It has the capability to accelerate onwards to over 240mph. "

http://www.ultimasports.co.uk/Evo/Coupe

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I don't care what your eyeballs tell you. Alternative fact is, we've locked up your files

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Re: Wait a second...

I looked at that and thought, here we go, another loaded survey.

I once conducted a survey and found 95% of parents are female. It was an unbiased study of people coming to a parent and baby coffee morning conducted on a Wednesday.

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Plump Trump dumps TPP trade pump

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Re: yawn...

we're?

Sorry, I'll go sit at the back.

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Re: yawn...

"There were no massive corporations and rich moguls "

They we're called landowners and nobility back then.

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Google hardwires its Android app store into new Chromebooks

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Re: Just stupid

Here we go again (and again and again)

Binary Blobs.

The issue being battled over is NOT, I repeat NOT about bundling Google Play. OK got that bit?

The issue is saying to a manufacturer, If you want Google Play you MUST also include a crap load of other Google apps that most people have little interest in. They cannot be uninstalled. End Of, take it or leave it.

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Boffins explain why it takes your Wi-Fi so long to connect

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5 - 10 seconds wait...

OMG, my life is like totes over.

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How Lexmark's patent fight to crush an ink reseller will affect us all

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Re: We're still printing?

or much of the world doesn't want to spend every moment looking at a screen,

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Re: Welcome to america

Actually, it's the Americans fucking the Americans over. We Johnny Foreigners can still still stick 2 fingers up at the companies and refill to our hearts content.

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Stallman's Free Software Foundation says we need a free phone OS

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Re: A free Siri/Cortana/Alexa clone,

"It will fail because it's a gimicky toy,"

It depends on how it's used. I've been driving along and had to go to somewhere.

Phone Cortana from steering wheel controls

Cortana, navigate to XYZ.

Done.

No need to stop, no need to take hands off wheel, can happily concentrate on road.

I probably use Cortana more in the car than anywhere else. My kids use it in place of Google.

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Boffins ready to demo 1.44 petabit-per-second fibre cables

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Re: Those vulnerable cables

History shows that those with well funded intelligence agencies who use "accidents" to cover their work are the least vulnerable.

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Re: Priorities

Kids today, no bloody patience.

We'll let you know when someone lands on Mars, just ignore all stories about it until then.

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Re: Impressive but ...

"i wouldn't want to be the guy swapping all the cards for the read/write of them."

Ssshh it's part of Donald's plan to bring hi-tech jobs back to America.

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Chinese investors gobble up owner of PCWorld, Macworld etc

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Re: Owned by another PC manufacturer

Treat it as reliable as getting an insurance quote via a comparison website, you know, the ones owned by insurance companies or banks (who in turn own the insurance companies)

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Re: Welcome to the world of zero transparency

"Just having the PRC have say over what gets greenlighted is a huge deal."

So I guess that the likes of Fox news only report on facts then?

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350,000 Twitter bot sleeper cell betrayed by love of Star Wars and Windows Phone

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it's OK, the Windows bots haven't received and update in 12 months and are unlikely to ever get one.

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Samsung set a fire under battery-makers to make the Galaxy Note 7 flaming brilliant

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No sounds like trying to give the stupid consumer what they want, no matter how stupid that may be.

Bigger, thinner, faster, shinier.

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Re: So the fires were the result of...

Throw in the journalists and those how play with themselves oever what they write.

"This new phone is 0.5mm thinner that the last model", "it feels less chunky than the xyz" "with the bezel 1mm bigger than the ABC, it seems rather old fashioned"...

If it is a fraction of a millimeter bigger or smaller, don't bother writing about it. People, don't get excited about how the most minuscule differences mean you must have this phone.

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