* Posts by Lost all faith...

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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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UK.gov to treat online abuse as seriously as IRL hate crime

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It's fine, along the same lines as the famous HIGNFY "allegedly"

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Energy firm slapped with £50k fine for making 1.5 million nuisance calls

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Re: Spawn of Satan

"Because they withhold their number the TPS won't investigate."

No, but OFCOM will.

https://ico.org.uk/concerns/nuisance-calls-and-messages/spam-texts-and-nuisance-calls/

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Re: What was the alternative?

For starters they are an Energy provider, not a telecoms company

Second, they could of fixed the fault?

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LG schtum over whether Europeans can get the powerhouse phablet V30

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Re: A 32-bit DAC for audiophiles...

You need that on a Mobile, y'know for when listening to your 128k MP3 on £1.99 headphones.

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75 years ago, one Allied radar techie changed the course of WW2

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Re: Yoof today

A little patronising don't you think?

Do you think kids were any different in the 50's 60's and 70 when sent to Vietnam / Korea.

Think the kids of most "stable" parts of the middle east (such as Syria) were super-tough nuts? How about Ukranian kids?

As pointed out, many of the 22 year old pre-war will not have been the tough nuts you make out, especially those in the USA who were living a quite comfortable lifestyle compared to the Europeans.

However, when it comes to fighting for your beliefs (be that freedoms, religious doctrines or family life), a lot of "softie" kids will do what's required.

I regard myself along those that are happy we are worried about gender alignment, rather than if my entire family are going to slaughtered in cold blood.

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Sorry, but those huge walls of terms and conditions you never read are legally binding

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Re: Ladies, Gentlement...you are all kidding yourselves!

"Have any of you ever taken a dispute to court in a bid to enforce your rights against one of these multi-corps?"

Yes, took Orange to (small claims court*) and won. Wasn't hard and the good thing is, they can send a £1million a hour lawyer, makes bugger all difference.

*yes, I know.

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Elon Musk among 116 AI types calling on UN to nobble robo-weapons before they go all Skynet

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Won't happen...yet!

The rich nations will build them. Then there will be a "non-proliferation" treaty that means no more "new" ones can be built, but old ones can be updated.

Can't have the old world order upset.

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So long and thanks for all the phish: Red teams need to be smarter now

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One issue

"The conference closed with a plea that white-hat hackers need to go beyond being engineers to become teachers, diplomats and negotiators"

That's a very nice idea in principle, but they are greatly different skill sets. It would be a rare quality to find one excelling in one skillset, to be good at one of the others, Not impossible but not common.

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What weighs 800kg and runs Windows XP? How to buy an ATM for fun and profit

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Re: She could have put it in a public place...

I saw some program a while back that did exactly that. They set up a fake ATM in the middle of the high street, with someone just sat inside it. People went up to it, they "cloned" the card and then spat the card out with an error on the screen.

People were then shown how it was done.

The idea was to not trust any old ATM

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Celeb-backed music gambit rebrands as 'Roxi', prays for IPO

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Apparently the controller connects to a satellite which beams it back to the TV and onto the internet...or something like that.

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Apple bag-search class action sueball moves to Cali supreme court

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When will this bosses realise it works both ways?

At an old job, we were expected to arrive 15 minutes before shift for "handover". Needless to say, it wasn't paid.

The result.

People left off bang on time even if the work wasn't completed, never worked unpaid overtime, had the full 1 hour lunch (to the minute).

Now rock up roughly about the right time, sometimes have the correct time for lunch, sometimes more, sometimes less. In all they get more "free" time out of me than the authoritarian company. Even in this company, there are managers that insist on the 9 - 5:30 of old and that exactly what they get, no more.

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Cloudflare: We dumped Daily Stormer not because they're Nazis but because they said we love Nazis

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Re: @Ole Juul - now fled to the dark web

Kremlim kicking out racist homophobic thugs?

Good luck on that one.

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10 minutes of silence storms iTunes charts thanks to awful Apple UI

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I Have to do it....

...My cheap Moto android in my cheap Hyundai doesn't autoplay. Only plays when you tell it to.

Guess its then inverse of you get what you pay for....

Cheap car + Cheap Phone = Good basic design, does what you want it to do

Expensive Car + Expensive Phone = Shit over-engineered design.

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Nokia's comeback is on: The flagship 8 emerges

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Split screen market?

For DIY broadcasters this is great, but you wonder how many others care about taking split-screen (front and back) images or movies.

Add that with the sound and cameras and you have a proper multimedia phone, and that may well be what they sell it as.

I say that is a bloody huge market, it's just the reg readership is completely the wrong demographic. This for those things called kids and Millienials

Reality check.

99% of "normal" people don't give a toss about sealed batteries, as they will swap it out at end of contract. If they did, none of the best selling phones would y'know, be best sellers.

Most people don't need waterproofing unless they do have the habit of dropping it down the crapper. Splash proof is fine for most.

Oddly most people do care about that 1mm, no idea why as they then stick a bloody great case on it wiping out any savings, but it seems they do.

At the end of the day it comes down to marketing. Crap marketing, Crap sale. Good marketing, good sales (I really can't believe I'm saying this).

I think it will do OK. No amazing, but ok.

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UK govt steams ahead with £5m facial recog system amid furore over innocents' mugshots

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It's fine....

...the EU have strong data protection laws to prevent this sort of thing.

Oh wait.

Well done folks.

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Vaping ads flout EU rules, even if to promote healthier lifestyles

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opponents are using guerrilla tactics

By "opponents" you mean the parasitic scum of the earth AKA tobacco companies?

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Azure Stack will need special sysadmins, says Microsoft

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Meh

I thought cloud means it just runs in a browser.

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Google paying Apple BEEELLIONS to stay search top dog on iDevices, say analysts

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Interesting conclusion

"its search position is sufficiently strong that it no longer needs to pay to be the default browser."

But then removing it as default on hundreds of millions of devices would most likely have a huge impact on it being "sufficiently strong".

OK not as bad a MS abandoning Windows Phone because it was to expenisve / can't be arsed, somehow not realising even if they had 10% of the market, the money they could make on Bing / Cortana searches could be huge. But then again, that's a different department and we all know about Microsoft and units working together.

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The cheek of it! Beach bar owner shoots nude bather in the booty

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Re: Could have been worse

It's probably easy to count all six reasons to pick on Norfolk on a single hand.

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