* Posts by Lost all faith...

3851 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

Mercedes answers autonomous car moral dilemma: Yeah, we'll just run over pedestrians

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Re: Makes sense..

Bad jokes aside, were there not some directives available or underway that improve pedestrian survivability by changing the car front design?

Already in place. Bumper heights, bonnet angles, crumple zones.

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

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Completely different to google glass. Maybe you want to take a look at it some point.

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Re: What term can we come up with to destroy this?

Next he'll be saying Samsung phones are not catching fire!

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Majority of underage sexting suspects turn out to be underage too

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Joke

16 and want to share images?

DON'T!

Meet up and have sex instead...

Never have understood this law.

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Re: So now if Mr Saville

No, because he would still be viewing the image. Each image is taken into account.

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Boost Ofcom's powers and fix mobile market woes, Three and TalkTalk tell MPs

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Talk Talk....

...how about getting your own house in order before bitching about others.

Stop blaming Open Reach for you losses of customers, it's your shit customer attitudes that are your biggest issue.

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There are some really crap budget phones out there. Vodafone's Smart Ultra 7 isn't

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Re: SIM-free?

Just because it SIM free, doesn't mean it's not locked.

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Social media flame wars to be illegal, says top Crown prosecutor

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Oh dear....

Linus may need to get the keyword blockers out....

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Joke

Shut it you old fart!

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Security bod to MSFT: PowerShell's admin-lite scheme is an open door

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Re: Something seems odd about this as a security hole.

"I could run up a DC on that,"

yes and do bugger all with it.

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Re: Something seems odd about this as a security hole.

I agree, I'm a little confused by the whole thing.

If you have admin access to a DC, you have bigger issues.

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French programmers haul Apple into court over developer rules

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WTF?

Re: Umm, hang on..

OK flip it.

You can only use IE's rendering engine if you want to install a browser on a Windows PC.

Lets see how that stands up in here.

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BT Yahoo! customers: Why! can't! we! grrr! delete! our! webmail! accounts!?

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EE...better?

https://www.lovemoney.com/news/12418/uks-worst-broadband-provider

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Google's Chrome cloaks Pirate Bay in red screen of malware death

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Facepalm

How dare you download pirated content from pirate bay!

You should be visiting YouTube for it instead.

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Re: seriously?

Yes, but they pay Google.

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Y'know that ridiculously expensive Oculus Rift? Yeah, it just got worse

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Re: Fools tax

Good luck with saving minimal money at the cost of enjoying your life now.

My life is enjoyable because I interact with humans and nature, not a screen.

It's free. Try it.

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Re: Audio

Even then, Apples is not a custom interface.

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Internet of pills plan calls for drugs to tell you when to take them

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Re: Alternatively...

Not quite as easy as labels. When your, say a cancer patient, on a 1/2 dozen meds, all taken at completely different times, it can be a bit overwhelming.

However this e-ink thing is pointless. The app on it's own makes more sense!

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TalkTalk gets record £400k slap-slap from Brit watchdog

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"why does an ISP need the correct DOB?"

Credit Check.

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Google's hardware extravaganza: Ad giant takes on Sonos, Roku, Linksys, Amazon, Oculus... you name it

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Yes and no...

If a screen is rammed in front of your eyes, you cannot divert away and refocus on a different focal length.

This is why there are laws around VDU usage and rest breaks.

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Re: Pass

"Why would it stop working in 16 months, "

Because they rely on a cloud connection and they have form in this area.

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/apr/05/revolv-devices-bricked-google-nest-smart-home

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Re: More adverts

@Planty?

Boy, you really believe to Google "Don't be Evil" tagline. Can you please start your posts as:

"Disclaimer: I am a Google Shill."

They are an advertising agency. Treat them as such.

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Google may just have silently snuffed the tablet computer

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Simple reason...

...phones are nearly on contract with 18 month cycles. So every 18 months, the gullible get a new "free" upgrade, despite there being nothing wrong with the old one.

Tablets are bought and are usually replaced when they break, although I've fixed 5 hudls for people so far (USB port breaks,easy fix)

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Re: I don't remember this weekend

I remember when I was actually interested in new IT kit.

Really, really, really, really old....in my 40's for FFS!

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Microsoft disbands Band band – and there'll be no version 3

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Madness....

...this is one of the best ones for the price out there.

Stupid idea.

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UK will build new nuclear bomb subs, says Defence Secretary

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NK HAVE built an A-Bomb, what we are worried about is the ability to lob it it into South Korea or Japan, then later the US.

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Re: Elephant in the room

Sorry, but NATO stipulates you spend 2% on toys for the boys.

We then flog arms we make to dodgy nations, who then kick off using those weapons we sold them, thus justifying the 2% spend.

Keeping people out of trouble and alive doesn't produce the required sales.

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EU turns screws on Android – report

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Re: Typical EU

"switch between Android handsets from any manufacturer, which actually requires a standard set of apps and user experience."

So let us uninstall what isn't required.

Never used 80% of the Google crapware. So why do I have to have it?

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No, but you can't have Play without the other shit you don't want.

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Re: It's not quite the MS case.

It's the same.

You can't have access to X unless you install Y.

You cannot uninstall Y.

See, the same.

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Source code unleashed for junk-blasting Internet of Things botnet

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One way...

...all compromised devices get their traffic sent directly to the manufacturers website by the ISPs, even with a default path, y'know to help them out...

http://uselesstat/support/update *

See how long it takes them to get patched when their own site goes dark

* no https as no doubt it won't exist.

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Brit ISP TalkTalk scraps line rental charges

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Re: Statistics

The 9,000 is the lowest they've had for sometime.

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Re: And Virgin iignores...

Yes but you did get that "free" speed upgrade 3 months ago...just like you did for the last half dozen times it happened.

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Re: Interesting timing ...

@Jimmy page

Where the hell is the joke icon?

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Bullshitting "customer" manager

Tristia Harrison, TalkTalk’s consumer manager said: “TalkTalk is changing....doing right by them is the right thing for our business."

Harrison added: "...frustrated with deals which shoot up mid contract"...

So how does that tie up with...

TalkTalk ....... "However, subscribers who refuse to sign up to the new deal will be subject to price increases."

Fucking marketing liars.

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Oops: Carphone burps up new Google phone details

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Then we can stick cyanogenmod on it and be happy.

How when Android sounds like it's going closed source?

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Re: Wonderful news

"It's not theft if you opt to buy/use their product"

Just remember that when the waiter keeps your credit card in the restaurant.

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Yahoo! couldn't! detect! hackers! in! its! network! but! can! spot! NSFW! smut! in! your! office?

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Re: False detections?

The amount of pictures of chairs and tables we had to unblock was madness....and if you like persons of a darker shade, then you were good to go.

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Invasion of the Brandsnatchers: How Nokia and BlackBerry inhabit the afterlife

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Re: How many phones has MS killed?

Eh?

The CE ones ran for years (way longer than the likes of earlier Apples and Androids)

Nokia - They were only allowed to use the branding for a short while.

The NTified ones - No idea what the hell you are on about for that one.

The ARM surface - They haven't even launched the surface phone yet.

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User couldn't open documents or turn on PC, still asked for reference as IT expert

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Re: A whiter shade of pale?

"ell selecting a theme of white text on a white background may be the reason. "We did not do that!", they cried as I exited."

They didn't, it was me...

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Got a great IoT story to tell? You have until Friday to let us know

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I've a fantasitic story....

how about how shit IoT stuff has help create the worlds largest DDoS, destroying any measly record that Windows was able to muster up.

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Londoners react with horror to Tube Chat initiative

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Re: Disgusting

No, no, no.

Eyes front, one urinal apart.

That's LAW.

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Microsoft warns Windows security fix may break network shares

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Re: Windows Schrodinger Edition

Or maybe they are not allowing you to connect to devices when you have, for some bizarre reason, set your own network as a public one.

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But is it safe? Uncork a bottle of vintage open-source FUD

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How to look at Open Source

How big a project is it?

How many are behind it?

Does it have the money to keep it going?

What is the governance behind it?

If it's a "small" such a photo editing package, a few key developers and a loyal band on of contributors is likely to be all well and good.

Larger or more complex ones, need money and teams behind it, with the design infrastructure behind it.

I've seen some very promising and excellent projects simply fall by the wayside, because the person(s) running it, ran out of money, time or dedication to carry on.

It's OK to say "but you can take the source and do it yourself", but you then have to question, if I'm going to have to pay £30k - £50k a year to get someone to maintain this, is it actually worth it?

I'll happily mix and match OS and propriety, get the best bang for the buck AND best fit software.

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HP Ink COO: Sorry not sorry we bricked your otherwise totally fine printer cartridges

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Re: HP still sells printers?

I've a cheap Samsung I bought several years ago. Use 3rd party toners, which were hit and miss depending on the brand. Then there were a load lot of genuine ones on Amazon (guess getting rid of end of line stock) for £10 each, so bought five, which should last me a few years.

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Re: Got Sarsons

The reasons you can buy big bottles is not to refill there own bottles, but to fill up 3rd party ones, such as the glass ones you get in the local greasy spoon.

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British Gas wins pre-paid smart meter patent lawsuit

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The 3com issue was they shipped thousands of cards with the same MAC (HP I believe did the same to a lesser degree)

We plugged in 20 machines to do a build and completely destroyed the LAN. It took days to find the issue.

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<Shudder>....3com and MAC in one sentence...kids, ask the old, wrinkly ones in the corner sat that muttering to themselves "I told you so".

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Samsung: And for my next trick – exploding WASHING MACHINES

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Re: Competition

Avoid anything from the Electrolux group, they tend to fall apart or rust to hell.

We've got cheap as chips Beko.

Last one went 8 years (including reusable nappies) and the current one is going strong

Had to replace seals and bushes, but I don't mind paying £50 every 5 years to keep it going.

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HP Inc: No DRM in our 3D printers, we swear (unlike our 2D ones)

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Re: Certified for sale

No it's fine, just stump up £5 million for the certification program (per product) and away you go.

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