* Posts by Lost all faith...

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Mazda and Toyota join forces on Linux-based connected car platform

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"hands-free phonecalls over Bluetooth, music streaming, satnav and so on. You can even bellow at Apple’s Siri after button-mashing your steering wheel while doing the supermarket run...."

So everything that can be done now on a basic bluetooth enabled system then?

Been doing this for 4 years now....

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Google routing blunder sent Japan's Internet dark on Friday

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But....

...Google IS the internet, isn't it?

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WannaCrypt NHS victim Lanarkshire infected by malware again

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Office, email & chat.

Yup that looks like a complete suite of everything they use.

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You see that multi-million pound bit of kit? You know the one saving peoples lives, day in day out.

I've looked in GitHub and the Ubuntu "store" for certified software and you know what, I just can't find it.

Maybe I can get Dave to knock something up, he's good at that sort of thing.

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EE!? The sound customers make when the interwebz don't work

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DNS failure with EE

Nice to see nothing has changed since it was Orange then

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China to identify commentards with real‑name policy

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Re: We will all get there. Eventually

"When it comes to the UK you will have to scan in two utility bills to prove who you are"

No problem, there are plenty I can choose from, just need to get there just after postie.

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Fancy talking to SAP about your indirect licensing concerns? Straw poll says no

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Re: 8% of the ..

"What would you say if a police officer asked if you ever speed"

No, officer, I only do MDMA.

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San Franciscans unite to smite alt-right with minefield of doggy shite

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Re: Hmmmm....

Not sure why the down votes, toxocariasis from dog shit is quite nasty and kids are most at risk from it.

""We can get together on Sunday and clean up the mess ""

So somehow a rake gets rid of trodden in, mush? I can tell you from experience, it doesn't.

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Vodafone won't pay employee expenses for cups of coffee

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We've never been able to claim lunch for site visits.

We can claim breakfast if having to leave before 7am and evening meals after 7pm. Then they started to get funny about it insisting on later and earlier times.

So all people did was leave a bit earlier and spend an hour having breakfast and reading the news papers. Then pick up a load of food (think take away meal, then snacks, drinks cakes etc) for pretty much the correct amount on the way home and do it that way. And of course claim that as overtimes.

I found our local Chinese very helpful in making receipts in Hanzi and a many will have the same rule "Soft drinks only". It's amazing how many hotels have the generic "beverages" as a till option.

In short, whatever you save one way, you will lose more in another.

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Uncle Sam outlines evidence against British security whiz Hutchins

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Re: Does he sound like a baddie?

Does he sound like a baddie?

What's his accent like?

Reminds me of the classic Jag advert

https://youtu.be/e7gR7EYjcP8

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'Driverless' lorry platoons will soon be on a motorway near you

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test tracks to determine things such as the best distance between vehicles.

Everyone knows its 1m from the vehicle in front, especially if the traffic is going less than 55mph

No joke as this is how many of the wankers drive.

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Logitech's security cams allegedly suck so bad, this US bloke is suing it

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Re: Security Camera Blues

Define expensive?

Our work ones are several thousand pounds each. But the again you can see what someone is reading from 200m away.

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Fewer than half GCSE computing students got a B or higher this year

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Re: IT snobbery

"Up voted you because of course you're correct, but I think you're the exception, not the rule."

Not one of the people I work with has a higher qualification in computing, yet here we are running the IT for a multi billion pound (IT) business.

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Re: IT snobbery

I failed CDT (as it was back then), as Computer studies were very limited due to only having 4 Commodore PET's in the school.

Never had a permanent teacher, nothing but temps, many of whom had no idea how to use a OHP.

99.99% self taught. The very few courses I've been on were either shit or top ups to what I already knew.

Better qualified in forklift driving, than IT.

Yet here I am looking after a huge part of the IT estate.

School, just like driving lessons, gives you the foundations, not the skills.

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99% of the recruits will be accountants.

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Re: Teaching IT doesn't have enough money

"Sorry, if the subjects are unlearned or not though, fuck them, that's not the CV I was looking for. "

So basic English not a requirement then?

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If at first you don't succeed, you're Microsoft trying to fix broken Excel 2016

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Re: Been having troubles with Excel

"and I remote into the machine as an admin, and the printer I wand it not listed (print server), it gives me a security error. Have to log on as user, can do this, but to install - you guessed it - needs admin login and password."

Here's an idea.

Learn how to administer Windows machines using group policies.

Failing that, learn to use the internet.

Search for "allow non-admins to install printers Windows 10."

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Seriously, friends. You suck at driving. Get a computer behind the wheel to save your life

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Re: People aren't terrible drivers.

Jake, I presume your driving is 100% perfect?

I think I've finally sussed out who Carly Simon was singing about.

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Re: Another way of looking at automatic braking.

"Why are we doing everything possible to stop culling the stupid from the human herd?"

Clearly Jake we're not doing very well, you're still about.

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AccuWeather: Our app slurped your phone's location via Wi-Fi but we like totally didn't use it

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Translation

Statement: "In fact, AccuWeather was unaware the data was available to it."

Translation. Shit! How did we miss that goldmine.

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Re: @AC - Why the OS can't enforce user selections?

That's Samsung for you.

Bloatware.

Do they still ship the keyboard languages you can't remove?

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Microsoft spikes GigJam collaboration tool before it leaves Preview

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Yes, your not alone..

...I hadn't heard of it either.

I came across someone on another forum that tried it, twice, and the summary was, it was terrible.

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Western Digital hauls out weighty tome with 20TB external storage

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Re: Three year warranty

1 year, 5 years or 50 years. If you lose the disks, you lose the disks. Warranty or not.

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Identity fraud in the UK at 'epidemic' levels as cases rise 5% – report

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Re: Hmmmm

"Labour's totalitarian-in-chief was on the radio yesterday, gloating that two people are in prison for calling her names online!"

Would one of those be the one with previous convictions of harassment and threatening behavior to two other women?

You know, the one that sent a photo of him holding a knife and saying "watch your back Jewish scum"?

Yes, just sounds like a pleasant fellow just having a little joke.

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Re: Hmmmm

Is that you just making shit up or is it proven in fact?

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Paris nightclub red-faced after booze-for-boobs offer exposed

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Re: Bah!

I think the main issue was the more pissed you are, the more likely you are to do it.

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Re: Outrageous Sexism

"Of course, but sexism, according to the press, is only rampant in the IT world. "

That is a reflection on your chosen reading material rather than reality.

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Sysadmins told to update their software or risk killing the internet

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Re: Had to start somewhere.

Just to put this in context.

Samples of the new £1 coins and £5 notes were avaible to companies involved in making and mainting coin operated devices for over 6 months (I'm sure I saw a quote from Royal Mint saying it was actually 18 months, but I can't find that).

100% were ready on day one weren't they?

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Re: What?

yes because you can switch DNS provider. So you are not actually cut off, but for most non techies, you may as well be. Or you could use IP addresses.

So perfectly valid.

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UK taxman forks out to parents after glitch smacks child benefits site

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Not just the parents...

...it had a knock on effect on the childcare providers. If the parents don't get the vouchers, the child care providers don't get paid (unless you happen to have the money)

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Oracle has to pay top sales rep stiffed out of $250,000, US court rules

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Re: Quite a lot of money

Now you know where the money goes and why your after sales service is so shit / expensive.

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Sonos will deny updates to those who snub rewritten privacy terms

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Re: "You can't modify or repair the devices you use."

You need to praise Apple and he will be OK again...

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Re: Choose whether hackers get your data or the vendors

The hackers. At least they don't pretend to say it's for my own good.

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Re: "Couldn't see the point of getting a Sonos. "

And I have no issue getting the sound from my system around the house....the neighbors may not like it if I do though.

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CrashPlan crashes out of cloudy consumer backup caper

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Although it's a bit crap....

...at least its not the usual, you have 30 days* to download those 10,000 photos, MP3's and videos.

*If you're lucky to get that long.

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Fujitsu looking to flog its smartphones biz – report

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Landfill Android, nit sure how well they sell outside of Japan though.

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Biz sends apps to public cloud, waves 'bye to on-premises server folk. NO! WAIT!

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Wow....

...once a product has a critical mass of a captive market, the vendors hike the prices and the costs go up.

Nope, never saw that coming.

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Microsoft rolls its own hyperconverged appliance program

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Re: I think they're just hedging their bets

""I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.""

What he missed, is he should of said is maybe five computer companies

Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Apple and TBA

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German court reveals reason for Europe-wide patent system freeze

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Re: "a specific date for the decision is presently not foreseeable"

about 2099 or 10 years after his death, whichever is comes last, if he gets his way.

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Re: Oh! the pretty patterns

"Italian cop your passport with 1000 lire note"

Nice to see you're up to date on world affairs.

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Disbanding your security team may not be an entirely dumb idea

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Got to Gartner...

...then got a fit of the giggles and had to stop reading.

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Sofa-jockeys given crack at virtual Formula 1 world championship

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Re: I'd pay good money ...

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2012/apr/29/jann-ardenborough-racing-car-games

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GT_Academy

You're welcome.

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Google's Android 8.0 Oreo has been served

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So still can't do what Microsoft could do?

So despite being the poor abandoned cousin, they still can't do what MS did?

The phones didn't care what make it was, you just upgraded. Sure you could wait for the "Official" vendor version, or you could go stuff it and go with MS's

Oh and to remove 3rd party vendor software. Click > Hold > Remove.

Done.

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GitHub's CEO resigns. Again. Without scandal, after fixing messes

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Am I missing some bizarre sense of humour?

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Daily Stormer booted off internet again, this time by Namecheap

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Re: Vileness in public

"I think it is better if their vileness is out in the open for all to see."

Yes I'm going there, but Godwin has allowed me.

Both the Nazi's and Italian fascists were very much in the public eye, with their hate filled media very much out there for all to see and we all know how that ended up.

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Wisconsin advances $3bn bribe incentives package for Foxconn

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Re: ..wouldn’t consider it a sure thing

"It’s the Chinese way of business. See what is put on the table; bank it; then ask for more... ad infinitum."

Anyone noticed the elephant in the room?

Foxconn is Taiwanese, unless you are referring correctly to it as the Republic of China rather than the Peoples Republic of China, which most people refer to as "China"

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Re: Indeed

Avoids import taxes and logistics and makes the patriots be proud to have an "Assembled in the USA" sticker, which in reality means a few parts were snapped into place and then boxed up.

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Re: Er.... But.... Isn't LCD a thing of the past?

" Plus AFAIK there are zero OLED laptop displays or monitors."

Now presuming you mean generic monitors rather than laptop monitors, but they are out there.

https://www.sony.co.uk/pro/products/broadcast-products-professional-monitors-oled-monitors

Dell made one earlier in the year, but has been discontinued.

Also at those specs and resolutions, there is almost nothing between a Monitor and TV.

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FTC wants AT&T to kick in $4bn to help balance US budget. Why? Some dodgy ads or something

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Re: Good for the FTC!

And "Sale" was then replaced by "Special Buy" which the business can say "yes we bought them especially to sell larger volumes at the same price"

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Re: "I do think the advertising is less deceptive."

""The Unfair Contract Terms Act""

The B2B part of this act is a lot loser than when dealing with the public, the main reasoning is that you are expected to ask a lawyer if in any doubt.

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