* Posts by Lost all faith...

4147 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

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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Microsoft sued by staff traumatized by child sex abuse vids stashed on OneDrive accounts

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Re: @palpy: Yup. Quite bullshitty.

It was some British TV presenters husband if I remember, who is a pro photographer, hence dozens of photos of the same thing per shoot.

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It's a tough one, after all, sys admins have access to every file on their networks.

If they didn't check the files (remember these are checking files flagged up by automated systems), then it would be impossible to ever get rid of the stuff or ban users. Either that or the just delete every file automatically flagged up by the scanning software.

It's a bit of a tough call, and I wouldn't like to make it.

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Strike January: Fujitsu staff gearing up for more industrial action – Unite

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They've bugger all to lose, so may as well give those in charge a bit of a bitch slap.

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Snapchat chooses London for international headquarters

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So not seen the idea of being able to sue the press over anything and not have to pay for any of it then?

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1,000,000

None of them selling anything of course, all just using the companies IP.

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Translation

"The move has been seen as a further vote of confidence in London’s tech and media sector, "despite" the UK’s decision to leave the European Union"

Translate

The move has been seen as a further vote of confidence in London’s finacial money laundering and tax avoidence schemes., "despite" the UK’s decision to leave the European Union

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BBC surrenders 'linear' exclusivity to compete with binge-watch Netflix

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Re: End of the TV Licence

"Robbie WIlliams ticket sales?? WTF?? This is the BBC News site, not CBBC!"

Don't want to make you feel old, but most kids watching CBBC would say "Who's Robbie Williams?", after all Take Thats first big hit was close on 25 years ago.

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It's now 2017, and your Windows PC can still be pwned by a Word file

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WTF?

MS17-001

"The update will only be pushed out to Windows 10 and Server 2016."

Good luck trying to update Edge on any other version of Windows.

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Sundown exploit kit weaves Edge hack hole

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Meh

Hmmm...

Lets check this risk.

Already patched.

Most have patch

Attack relies on user interaction

Complexity to exploit high.

Number of users affected. Low.

Meh.

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Prison librarian swaps books for bars after dark-web gun buy caper

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Hmmm

People looking to obtain illicit goods and services under the supposed anonymity of the dark web continue to discover that they can be traced and identified.

Translation:

We set up a fake account and he gave us his postal address.

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Like stealing data from a kid: LA school pays web scum US$28,000 ransom

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FAIL

"Eat deserved shit for not having backups."

Great and fuck up the 20,000 innocent kids education and futures. Awesome answer.

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So what was their alternative?

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Because I'm bad, I'm bad, Shamoon: PC wiper tried to shut down Saudi snapshot defences

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I think you'll find the US is a servant of Saudi. What with all that black stuff underground.

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Is! Yahoo! dead?! Why! web! biz! will! rename! to! Altaba! – the! truth!

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Dear New Owners

How to make Yahoo better.

1. Remove the annoying bloody great adverts that make the page grind to a halt.

2. Remove the scam adverts pretending to be news stories, you know the ones that say "See this amazing way to save money" or "10 top destinations in the world" and they are just ad's for PPI or show just more adverts.

3. Get read of the trash news articles and show decent news articles. the whole world doesn't revolve around sleb big bruvver or Kardashians arse.

4 Get you f**king security sorted

5 Intergrate your platforms better.

6. Bring back Geocities for the 21st century. Take on the the other biuld it yourself websites.

7. Make Yahoo messenger less of a piece of bloatware crap...

8. Make your email less painful to use (and sort your bloody spam filters out)

I could go on for a very long time.

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Re: Never understand why advertising wasn't their focus

Advertising not on Yahoo?

That was it's biggest problem. It was full of banners, pop ups and stupid full page overlaps.

It is one of the worst offenders out there, to the extent, that site is may be one of the reasons many people installed ad blockers.

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Re: Let's hope...

And that can only lead to :

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aqqfGXrX__8

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Asteroid nearly gave Earth a new feature, two days after its discovery

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The asteroid belt wasn't created by God, it was created when Chuck Norris got mad and roundhouse kicked a planet.

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Re: One of these days...

Great, now you've just awoken a dozen Russian sleeper agents.

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Autocomplete a novel phishing hole for Chrome, Safari crims

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Re: lastpass-cli: a safe and open-source work-around

And for the other 99.999% of the population, lets wait for a fix.

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You have the right to be informed: Write to UK.gov, save El Reg

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Re: Kick of an article 10 lawsuit while you still have time

Why do you think May want to leave? Because of this sort of shit.

She wants a US style where the government get to choose the top judges, to reflect their "moral" views.

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UKCloud: We ARE cheaper than Microsoft or AWS online storage

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1,000 TB

Rolls eyes and tuts loudly.

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FM now stands for 'fleeting mortality' in Norway

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Re: DAB+ DrXym

Drive through Mid-Wales with your DAB radio.

Enjoy the silence, broken by occasional burbling, screeching noise and just occasionally a bit of broadcast radio.

Actually forget that, drive anywhere in the country with even the slightest embankment around it.

To quote my kids just last week in a hire car.

"Why does the radio keep turning off?"

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CES 2017 roundup: The good, the bad, and the frankly bonkers

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Re: Internet of Shit on Twitter*

Been following it for some time.

Still all time best was the wireless speaker with NO security for "convenience".

The guy demonstrated the convenience by playing thrash metal at 3am on a neighbors device.

It disappeared after a week.

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Re: No VR advances?

You've had attachments for VR for about 20 years. OK using a cable, but principle is the same.

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Re: Project Valerie

"Especially as (AFAIK) no laptops support two extra screens in addition to the main one (at best you can add one external monitor, but my info might be out of date)"

HP ZBook here.

Running built in Monitor (17.3") + 2 external monitors (albeit via a docking station)

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Having a HP Z-book with a "big" screen that aready weigh the same as a small family hatchback, with 2x 23" monitors slung off the sides on mounting brackets, I would love this!

When you have to work from home and have to unplug your own kit so you can have more than one monitor, this would be perfect.

Some of use aren't worried about lightness, just practicality.

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The wait is over ... Nokia's BACK!

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If you're impressed with that, why not go buy any other generic bland landfill droid?

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FBI let alleged pedo walk free rather than explain how they snared him

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Re: Fighting Child Porn Like Fighting Drugs

In the case of the images they appear to concentrate their efforts on those who download the pictures for viewing. ....What they really need to be doing is going after the people who are creating the images. They are the ones truly hurting the children.

And you base that on what? Facts? Thought not.

The first thing they do is try try and identify the perpetrator AND the victim, as well as the uploaders and down loaders. A 2 second search may of even given you some examples of how they do this.

https://www.interpol.int/en/News-and-media/News/2017/N2017-001

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2256775/Operation-Sunflower-Over-100-children-rescued-pedophiles-clutches-America-massive-raid.html

http://news.sky.com/story/huckle-tried-to-cash-in-on-child-abuse-pics-10301319

http://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/2016/08/10/six-children-saved-six-adults-charged-in-online-sex-crime-case-dubbed-project-iceberg

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Soz fanbois, Apple DIDN'T invent the smartphone after all

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Re: "The iPhone dominates."

No it doesn't. Android dominates, however you measure market share.

Last time I looked Android wasn't a make / model of phone, it is an OS.

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