* Posts by Lost all faith...

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Trump's plan: Tariffs on electronics, ban on skilled tech migrants, turn off the internet

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See....

...the Trident replacement doesn't look such an expensive idea now.

Wonder if Lewis will still suggesting we buy all our mil-tech from the USofA?

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Add it to the tab: ICO fines another spammer as unpaid bills mount

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Re: The law is there for a reason, it’s to stop companies inundating people with unwanted messages

@PatientOne.

"but the tel-co's make money by connecting calls and they won't get paid if they block the call, hence they only do so under court order, "

Utter bollocks.

TalkTalk alone are already blocking 70 million a month and BT are gearing up a service to block a 25 million a WEEK!

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China passes new Cybersecurity Law – you have seven months to comply if you wanna do biz in Middle Kingdom

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Re: So apart from "the overturn of the socialist system,"

"Where in the western world is illegal to distribute porn?"

Err most countries.

Go ahead, test it. Send a load of porn to say a female politician, with your name and and address attached and see how well you get on.

Oh and the vast majority of Muslim countries, but not sure if you count them as western.

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Re: Really?!?

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"Really? Please enlighten we benighted masses by naming two such "good ideas". "

"All security incidents must be reported to a central government register"

"users must be told if their data has been hacked. "

""Persons who are directly in charge and other directly responsible personnel" can be fined up to RMB100,000 ($14,760) apiece for failure to comply."

There you go, 3 good examples in the same paragraph. I take it you read the article?

In the western world it goes as such.

Cover it up, then deny everything and finally issue a half arsed apology and carry on as before.

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Hitler's wife's lovely lilac knickers fetch £2,900 at auction

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Re: £2,900 for Eva Braun's knickers?

Maybe he was just missing that from the rest of the wardrobe they have.

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We're going to have to start making changes or the adults will do it for us

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Brilliant...

..an article about how pointless arguments about things such as tabs vs spaces are and 80% of the comments are about tabs vs spaces.

Genius.

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Apple drops dongle prices to make USB-C upgrade affordable

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Re: How generous

Looks at my Zbook's ports smugly

1 SD UHS-II flash media; 1 smart card reader

(SD supports next generation secure digital and is backward compatible to SDHC, SDXC)

Left side: 1 RJ-45; 2 USB 3.0; 1 USB 3.0 (charging)

Right side: 1 power connector; 2 Thunderbolt™ 3; 1 VGA; 1 HDMI 1.4; 1 USB 3.0; 1 stereo microphone-in/headphone-out combo

/smugmode off

It's also great for weight training.

Also the screen isn't the best, unless you go for the higher screen option.

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Re: How on earth

I think they are implying you don't need more expensive CF if you don't need very high throughput as you may for say sports.

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Fleeing Aussie burglar shot in arse with bow and arrow

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He should be lucky

it was a recurve and not a compound bow, good chance it would of shattered his pelvis.

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Hell Desk's 800 number was perfect for horrible heavy-breathing harassment calls

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One of mine.

one of our branches had the last two digits reversed with a adult movie company.

The boss and receptionist (both female) were in a fit of giggles when I dialed it in front of them, to explain why they got so many weird calls, mainly from women.

Of course I'm sure the porn company equally got some very confused callers on the end.

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Your weekends may be safe, admins – IT giants tout 'zero outage' tech

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FAIL

Zero Downtime*

*excluding planned downtime, platform upgrades, natural disasters and unforeseen circumstances.

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Build your own IMSI slurping, phone-stalking Stingray-lite box – using bog-standard Wi-Fi

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Don't want to be tracked?

Turn it off....the only way these days. Although I'm sure some phone probably don't actually turn off and still harvest data, y'know, for convenience.

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Survey finds 75% of security execs believe they are INVINCIBLE

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Re: For the 3 of us who haven't seen Goldeneye yet...

Don't worry, not missing much.

Apart from the Atari Jaguar Joypads being used as explosive devices.

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Re: completely embedded cybersecurity into their cultures

"Or hit Ctrl-Alt-Del for them, and accidentally change their password whilst locking the machine."

Errr how do you do that without know their old password?

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Level 3 celebrates $34bn CenturyLink gobble by blacking out Eastern US

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Re: Interesting Picture...

Carrier diversity?

You may have carrier diversity in place, but do you have peering diversity?

All well have 15 carriers, but if at some point they rely on Level3 then you have issues.

In the UK it would be similar to saying it's OK I have Virgin and Vodaphone, so I won't be affected if BT's entire backbone fails.

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Fitbit kit not a hit

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Re: Tech can only help ...so much.

Agreed.

I have an MS band (better featured for the price) and can't see any other reason than it stops working, to replace.

It does Steps, GPS and notifications for all the usual stuff.

Only if I took up swimming would I "need" a waterproof one.

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Five-a-day energy drink habit turned chap's eyes yellow, urine dark, caused anorexia

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Wow

everything in moderation...Who'd of thought it.

Why aren't people being told this?

What? They are, but it's easier to blame everyone else? No, surely not?

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Birmingham sperm bank pulls plug after just a handful of recruits

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Re: Children are noisy and they smell

Thank you Jeremy.

Could you please remove yourself from this planet the day you retire, as it will be our kids funding the rest of your miserable existence,

Thanks.

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Amazon certifies third-party refurbishers: How good and new is good as new?

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Re: I have bought several Amazon Refurb items.

Were these simply refurbished ones sold via Amazon? This is is a new service (as far as I'm aware) backed by Amazon themselves, so any issues you send it back to them, not the vendor.

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Microsoft's Surface Studio desk-slab, Dial knob, Surface Book: We get our claws on new kit

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Re: In summary.....

You do know that Paint isn't exclusive to this and it's not aimed for this market. It's just a side note.

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Judge allows Apple's faceless Irish head to settle for €45k - report

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WTF?

Under Italian law, a settlement agreement does not imply an admission of guilt

In other countries, it's called a bribe.

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How Google's Project Zero made Apple refactor its kernel

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Re: Where's all the snark?

This time it's seems Google actually realised it was difficult to fix and didn't act like a bunch of dicks by releasing the exploit before the patch was ready and pushed out.

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As a non-programmer can I just quote Snatch?

Turkish: Yeah, that's perfectly clear, Mickey. Yeah... just give me one minute to confer with my colleague.

Turkish: Did you understand a single word of what he just said?

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Good luck securing 'things' when users assume 'stuff just works'

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Your home burglary proved a point unfortunately..

You could have doors that auto shut, unless physically put in a locked open position. The locks themselves would never have a "latch" position, defaulting to lock on closure.

And the house would be much more secure. Then that fateful time, on a cold winters day, you are late putting the bins out and BANG! You find yourself locked out, freezing cold, because the door has closed behind you, auto locked and the key is in the key safe next to your bed.

As said, its convenience vs security.

Default passwords are like having a £3 lock on the door,pretty pointless. Whereas having to type in a 30 character alphanumberic password that expires every 15 days, is like having a door with 20 high security, auto securing deadlocks. Secure, but an utter pain in the arse.

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And for our next trick, says Google while literally wheeling out a humongous tablet ...

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Re: Sorry I'm old school

Is that the extremely rare meeting where you are allowed to say "I'm sorry, but your talking bollocks?"

Although, if you have given up on promotion, have fun in meetings...just query a buzzword, it's great fun.

"We need to put this into the cloud!"

"The Cloud?"

"yes you know, the Cloud!"

"Oh a hosted solution, bit like Hotmail?"

"No the cloud, not like Hotmail, like Salesforce"

"Oh an online service, where all the data is hosted by someone else?"

"Yes, exactly"

"Like Hotmail then?"

And so on...

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Re: Let me "Google" that diagram

"we do not collect, scan or use your G Suite data for advertising purposes and do not display ads in G Suite."

So they do scan it for other stuff then?

Never believe ANY company when it states it doesn't do X, but omits Y

Like all those wonderful fat free products, conveniently omitting they are rammed full of sugar.

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This is not a drill: Hackers pop stock Nexus 6P in five minutes

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Re: 10^77 years...

"That's because being able to successfully hack the device on your first attempt is a million-to-one long shot."

I thought that was the chances of anything coming from Mars?

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Hackintoshes hackable

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Such VMs are therefore known as “Hackintoshes”.

I thought that applied to non Apple hardware running Mac OS back in the nineties.

Kids today eh?

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Microsoft: Watch out millennials for evil Security Essentials

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Re: "disabling the ctrl+alt+delete task manager"

It's been around a long time:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-update/ctrl-alt-del-doesnt-bring-up-task-manager/295a1a93-f032-4e65-a355-7df355eac81a

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" mean, the one that ships with Windows, as in, loaded from the legit Dell USB stick that Dell sent me on request to reload Windows "

No, you are not loading Windows. You are loading a OEM bloatware laden ,clusterfuck version of windows.

Many come with McAfee, which if you uninstall completely knacker your internet connection unless you know to get hold of the removal tool beforehand.

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Nintendo's new console-tab

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Re: I really only...

"What's wrong with putting a DVD drive in the base unit and imaging the game disks into an emulator?"

Cost.

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Lessons from the Mini: Before revamping or rebooting anything, please read this

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Re: Nice article...

I own the new Hyundai i10.

More design ethos of the Mini than the BMW job.

Small size, small boot, small engine, great handling, good turning circle and can seat 4 better than the old Mini.

4* NCAP rating as well.

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Nice article...

... but the modern mini is just a joke. It's about as "mini" as 70's Land Rover.

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Hapless Network Rail contractors KO broadband in Uxbridge

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"not highlighted in the thorough surveys"

Oddly metal detectors don't work on fibre in plastic pipes.

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Re: Enquiring minds and all that?

Why would they be on council plans on Network Rail property?

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Hax0rs sow Discord by using VoIP service to sling malware at gamers

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WTF?

Eh?

Distributing malware in chat over VoIP??

WTF?

Is it VoIP or chat? The clue is in the V.

You may as well be saying distributing parcel bombs over PSTN.

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Spam scum ping global blacklists to wreck rep

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Re: Prevention

I thought just the same thing.

Maybe MS should release it as a standard install

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Fujitsu Voice is no more: Employee works council shuttered as job cuts loom

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Re: Coincidence... I think not...

it also coincides with Red Dwarf being back on TV, or how about Roald Dhal being born 100 years ago, or how about the coming of a full moon?

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‘Alan Turing law’ to give posthumous pardons to 59,000 men for 'gross indecency'

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Warning - Full Rant mode...

..god there are some fucking dickheads on this forum.

Comparing being homosexual to pedophilia, murder, running away as a slave, witchcraft and all the to other shit being spouted here, are missing the massive fucking point.

One is between two consenting adults harming no one else.

All the others, I'm pretty sure, are not.

Idiots.

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Who killed Cyanogen?

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"It was broken when Microsoft put money into it. "

Really?

Proof please.

Oh look what I found.

http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/03/23/cyanogen-inc-nabs-80-million-in-new-round-of-funding-microsoft-not-mentioned-in-the-list-of-investors/

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Microsoft keeps schtum as more battery woes hit Surface sufferers

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Just a thought...

...as i don't own one.

But many of those issues look like an ancient problem with a fix. Search for "plugged in, not charging."

Most common fix:

1. Disconnect the A/C power supply.

2. Shut down the computer.

3. Remove the battery

4. Connect the A/C power supply

5. Start the computer.

6. Under Battery... (here's the problem, Jeff--where is "battery?" I searched, and finally remembered it is under Control Panel, then System, then Device Driver, then Battery)

7. Click on Battery (at the top), and then right click on all entries that say Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery, and select uninstall.

8. Shut the computer down.

9. Disconnect the A/C power supply.

10. Insert the battery.

11. Insert the A/C power supply.

12. Start the computer.

13. It should be fixed--thanks to Jeffrey Palermo! Visit his blog to read what others have experienced, and solutions for those with Samsung computers, etc.

Also removing ACPI from device manger (and sometime BIOS if an option) and letting it find it again can work.

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Court finds GCHQ and MI5 engaged in illegal bulk data collection

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I could go into our customer DC and point to about 20 of these sort of racks.

Nothing uncommon

Oh, ours are alarmed back to the customer as well.

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Japan's SoftBank teams up with... Saudi Arabia to launch $100bn London tech fund

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Why not....

..the Saudis / Qatar own half of London anyway.

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Dutch govt ordered to use open standards for comms from 2017

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Re: Change because of the change?

Does it allow for propriety when the open source equivalent is utter crap or non-existent?

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British jobs for British people: UK tech rejects PM May’s nativist hiring agenda

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I would be curious...

.to see how the figures stack up if you take London out of the equation.

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Pound falling, Marmite off the shelves – what the UK needs right now is ... an AI ethics board

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Re: Slightly off topic but...

From what I read just (lost where it was)

Tesco's operating margin is about 1.5%

Unilevers is about 14.5%

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Re: Slightly off topic but...

or seem to have failed to notice that most products are made in the UK.

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Will Microsoft's nerd goggles soar like an Eagle, or flop like a turkey?

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Pricing...

I paid £600 for a 2x SCSI CD writer (I couldn't afford the £1000 they were six months before that).

Discs were £20 a go.

Now look at them.

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BT will HATE us for this one weird 5G trick

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Worcestershire has been rolling them out. You often get complaints about the brightness from houses near the lampost, but usually a quick back plate fixes that issue.

So much better at night now. And I have no issues with many of them being turned off between say 1am and 5am.

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After lessons learned from super-storm Sandy, US telcos weather Hurricane Matthew

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Level 3 made extensive preparations in advance of Hurricane Matthew

I wonder if that was related to the balls up the other week?

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