* Posts by Lost all faith...

3956 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

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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Lords slam 'untrammelled' data sharing powers in Digital Economy Bill

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well. those that turn up to vote and not just use it as a cash cow.

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One BEEELLION dollars: Apple sues Qualcomm, one of its chip designers

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Re: Excluding the parties in this case

"Would you not be at least a bit peeved to find that buried deep in your bill was a charge for something that you have never used?"

Yes, but I don't have a team of contract lawyers who should be checking for this sort of stuff. Or is that the problem, a thousand patent lawyers and Dave in accounts who looks at the contracts on a Friday afternoon if not to busy.

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

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A free Siri/Cortana/Alexa clone,

This will fail for the same reason the Google Earth clone failed, the sheer power required to run it.

These are not, "oh lets put 10,000 possible queries into a server. and that's done".

Lets take a basic query

"Hi, where is the nearest petrol station"

Voice:

So first up it needs to understand what you have just said, No easy task in itself.

Location Data for person requesting:

It needs to know where you are now, right now, not 3 weeks ago.

Location Data for requested service.

It needs to know about every petrol station, in every country. Updated constantly.

Computing

Basic bit, but it needs to know that the nearest one open at 3am is not the one you are closest to. Oh and you're on a motorway, so the closest, open at 3am may not the closest to you, but the closest by road.

"Now remind me to get the milk from Sainsburys on my way home."

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Dovecot mailserver graded 'nearly impenetrable'

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Came to post the same thing.

Admin credentials left in a open file share on the server, y'know, just in case someone forgets it.

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UK's lords want more details on adult website check plans

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....risks breaking international human rights law

that's why Chairman May is getting rid of such pesky things.

I hate her more each day....and my VPN gets used more each day.

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Apple sings another iTune following Brexit as prices rise by up to a third

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Re: For Once

Apple can do nothing other than raise prices before inflation

Odd, I though inflation was caused by price rises, not the other way around.

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Ransomware brutes smacked 1 in 3 NHS trusts last year

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Stop

Re: HR Issue

Or the flip side, give the IT department a disciplinary for not securing the systems adequately to prevent this happening.

Where was the threat protection software / firewalls to prevent them going to dodgy websites?

Where are the policies preventing the files / links getting in?

Where are the policies to prevent them running these files?

Why are the policies, to monitor out bound traffic and lock the network port if suspicious activity is detected?

It's a collective effort, which requires everyone to do their jobs. After all, you drive a car everyday without doing even the most basic checks.

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Phoney McPhoneface: The thrilling tale of ZTE's crowdsourced mobe

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WTF?

Why?

", it's only gathered 166 backers who have collectively stumped up just £32,050. "

Why would you give money for phone to made by a multi-billion pound company? WTF is wrong with people?

Money and fools?

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Dodgy Dutch developer built backdoors into thousands of sites

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FAIL

"Hence the advice to think twice before outsourcing something."

But then smart arses such as yourself say not to use the likes of Wordpress and Joomla and leave it to professional web developers. So which is it?

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Happy birthday: Jimbo Wales' sweet 16 Wikipedia fails

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Maybe students shouldn't rely on a single source?

The Britannica was also full of issues, and sometime back, it was found Wiki was only slightly worse (before Britannica dies a death)

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French spies warn politicians of hack risk as election draws near

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Le Pen is similar to Farage and Trump, just better educated, but pretty much the same, yes.

Frexit is on the agenda.

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Just give up: 123456 is still the world's most popular password

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Re: what this tells me

but not all those that verify check the email to see if it's a disposable one.

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Re: 123456....

Ah they are using the Cloudflare one, explains it.

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Coffee/keyboard

123456....

...holy shit!

Just about how it's ok fine to use 123456 as I wouldn't want my password sent over http...and look, they are

FINALLY https;//

serious look guys, I finally see the forum is classed as secure.

Or have I been hacked and redirected to a fake account?

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Tech moguls dominate Oxfam's rich people Hateful 8

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The issue is not how rich the rich are...

...but how poor the poor are.

Making the rich poorer doesn't help, but making the poor richer, does.

And lets point out that the Gates Foundations donations completely dwarf Oxfam's totals. Best gloss over that.

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BT installs phone 'spam filter', says it'll strain out mass cold-callers

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Re: BT need to sort out CLI

What's worse is that BT don't seem to be able to forward incoming international CLI with any consistency.

That's usually the sending carrier being lazy and not formatting the calls in international format by default.

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Google floats prototype Key Transparency to tackle secure swap woes

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Re: Yahoo?

They can certainly do biscuits as well, surely?

Only if they get someone else to fetch them from the shop.

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Drone biz Lily Robotics takes $34m in pre-orders, ships nothing, shuts down, gets sued by San Francisco DA

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Re: Don't buy vaporware

"I wonder what the world would look like if nobody was prepared to put up substantial amounts of money based on nothing more than an idea."

Most investors expect something in return, not a 10% percent discount on a problematic first run

But it's your money and it's your choice, but don't complain when the promises are nothing like what you end up with.

Imagine Dragons Den... Yes in return for you investing £100,000 in my company, I'll let you have a buy one get one free on the first ten orders.

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Now that's a Blue Screen of Death: Windows 10 told me to jump off a cliff

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Re: If you're running Windows 10...

For everyone out there.

Yes it was a highly complex 2 button mouse, with wait for it, a scroll wheel. I know crazy.

To cut a very long story, I had to delete a line in a config file to get rid of some thing or other. It was using some enhance driver and I had to default it. Over a year ago, moved on since then.

The point is, I've had as many issues with Linux, as I have had with Windows. Many people here have very blinkered views. They complain a "MS" update kills their machine, but will then spend hours trying to get a video card working in Linux.

When you have probably a billion or more combinations of hardware out they, thing will ALWAYS go wrong somewhere.

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Re: "You have reached your dest..."

"..iny" or ".ini"?

OK, I know, coat & exit

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Wow the happy party people are in force today.

Maybe all the Windows 10 data harvesting was worth it. The bot learned how to be a sexist and racist bigot and the wallpaper know what a bunch of miserable buggers are out there.

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Re: If you're running Windows 10...

I certainly was after trying to get a mouse to work for 2 f'ing hours in Mint once. A Mouse FFS.

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Re: Sat Nagivation ...

To be fair to Microsoft, Apple maps would have put you in the middle of Dublin.

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Nintendo pulls the Switch, fires Joy-con at Microsoft and Sony

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Looks an intersting device...

..but the price? The add-ons are pretty darned pricey as well.

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Drone company fails to take off, tells pre-orderers: You can have your $34m back

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WTF?

£34 MILLION

and you STILL can't get a device in production?

I'm launching a kick starter.

Cold Fusion reactor, size of a shoe box.

Need £100 million funds.

Stick the lot into property for 3 years.

Say can't deliver, blame the Chinese and/or lack of further investment.

Return £100 million.

Keep the profits....Kerching!

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Smart fingerprint padlock startup to $320k backers: Sorry for the radio silence

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FAIL

Looking at that lock design...

...I'd give it 10 seconds max before a thief forces it open.

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It's not just your browser: Your machine can be fingerprinted easily

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Re: Tor height x width

One thing I've never got with TOR is why javascript is on by default. As it's such an easy toggle on/off, I would of thought off by default would make more sense.

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Customer: BT admitted it had 'mis-sold' me fibre broadband

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WTF?

Re: I had this about 10 years ago.

Wow you were lied to, considering they didn't even start rolling it out until 2010 !

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Microsoft sued by staff traumatized by child sex abuse vids stashed on OneDrive accounts

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Re: @palpy: Yup. Quite bullshitty.

It was some British TV presenters husband if I remember, who is a pro photographer, hence dozens of photos of the same thing per shoot.

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It's a tough one, after all, sys admins have access to every file on their networks.

If they didn't check the files (remember these are checking files flagged up by automated systems), then it would be impossible to ever get rid of the stuff or ban users. Either that or the just delete every file automatically flagged up by the scanning software.

It's a bit of a tough call, and I wouldn't like to make it.

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Strike January: Fujitsu staff gearing up for more industrial action – Unite

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They've bugger all to lose, so may as well give those in charge a bit of a bitch slap.

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Snapchat chooses London for international headquarters

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So not seen the idea of being able to sue the press over anything and not have to pay for any of it then?

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1,000,000

None of them selling anything of course, all just using the companies IP.

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Translation

"The move has been seen as a further vote of confidence in London’s tech and media sector, "despite" the UK’s decision to leave the European Union"

Translate

The move has been seen as a further vote of confidence in London’s finacial money laundering and tax avoidence schemes., "despite" the UK’s decision to leave the European Union

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BBC surrenders 'linear' exclusivity to compete with binge-watch Netflix

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Re: End of the TV Licence

"Robbie WIlliams ticket sales?? WTF?? This is the BBC News site, not CBBC!"

Don't want to make you feel old, but most kids watching CBBC would say "Who's Robbie Williams?", after all Take Thats first big hit was close on 25 years ago.

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It's now 2017, and your Windows PC can still be pwned by a Word file

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WTF?

MS17-001

"The update will only be pushed out to Windows 10 and Server 2016."

Good luck trying to update Edge on any other version of Windows.

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Sundown exploit kit weaves Edge hack hole

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Meh

Hmmm...

Lets check this risk.

Already patched.

Most have patch

Attack relies on user interaction

Complexity to exploit high.

Number of users affected. Low.

Meh.

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Prison librarian swaps books for bars after dark-web gun buy caper

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Hmmm

People looking to obtain illicit goods and services under the supposed anonymity of the dark web continue to discover that they can be traced and identified.

Translation:

We set up a fake account and he gave us his postal address.

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Like stealing data from a kid: LA school pays web scum US$28,000 ransom

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FAIL

"Eat deserved shit for not having backups."

Great and fuck up the 20,000 innocent kids education and futures. Awesome answer.

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So what was their alternative?

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Because I'm bad, I'm bad, Shamoon: PC wiper tried to shut down Saudi snapshot defences

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I think you'll find the US is a servant of Saudi. What with all that black stuff underground.

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Is! Yahoo! dead?! Why! web! biz! will! rename! to! Altaba! – the! truth!

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Dear New Owners

How to make Yahoo better.

1. Remove the annoying bloody great adverts that make the page grind to a halt.

2. Remove the scam adverts pretending to be news stories, you know the ones that say "See this amazing way to save money" or "10 top destinations in the world" and they are just ad's for PPI or show just more adverts.

3. Get read of the trash news articles and show decent news articles. the whole world doesn't revolve around sleb big bruvver or Kardashians arse.

4 Get you f**king security sorted

5 Intergrate your platforms better.

6. Bring back Geocities for the 21st century. Take on the the other biuld it yourself websites.

7. Make Yahoo messenger less of a piece of bloatware crap...

8. Make your email less painful to use (and sort your bloody spam filters out)

I could go on for a very long time.

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Re: Never understand why advertising wasn't their focus

Advertising not on Yahoo?

That was it's biggest problem. It was full of banners, pop ups and stupid full page overlaps.

It is one of the worst offenders out there, to the extent, that site is may be one of the reasons many people installed ad blockers.

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Re: Let's hope...

And that can only lead to :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqqfGXrX__8

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Asteroid nearly gave Earth a new feature, two days after its discovery

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The asteroid belt wasn't created by God, it was created when Chuck Norris got mad and roundhouse kicked a planet.

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Re: One of these days...

Great, now you've just awoken a dozen Russian sleeper agents.

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Autocomplete a novel phishing hole for Chrome, Safari crims

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Re: lastpass-cli: a safe and open-source work-around

And for the other 99.999% of the population, lets wait for a fix.

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You have the right to be informed: Write to UK.gov, save El Reg

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Re: Kick of an article 10 lawsuit while you still have time

Why do you think May want to leave? Because of this sort of shit.

She wants a US style where the government get to choose the top judges, to reflect their "moral" views.

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