* Posts by Lost all faith...

4126 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

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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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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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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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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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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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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