* Posts by Lost all faith...

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Oops: Carphone burps up new Google phone details

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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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Brit ISP TalkTalk scraps line rental charges

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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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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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Official: Windows 10 has hit the 400 million device mark

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Re: Why oh why

"Candy Crush, Twitter, Minecraft and the fucking Daily Mirror appearing in the "life at a glance" section of the start menu"

Oh I thought any tech person would of removed that. Silly me.

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Re: Why oh why

What ads?

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'Geek gene' denied: If you find computer science hard, it's your fault (or your teacher's)

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Re: Self selecting

That's correct. And the result was that the people in this area of study were no different to any other area.

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That's cold: This is how our boss told us our jobs are at risk, staffers claim

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Meh

Re: Avaya and Cisco?

Nothing new, I could find you dozens of companies that do Avaya / Mitel and Cisco.

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Re: I blame modern schools

I guess in your day everything was rose coloured?

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Smelly toilets, smokers and the Kardashians. Virgin Media staff grill top brass

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Re: Olip

"studies suggest that unhappy, stressed out employees are actually more productive! Apparently contented employees become complacent and lazy ergo, unproductive."

Citation please.

Here's mine that says the opposite.

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/newsandevents/pressreleases/new_study_shows/

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Self-driving Google car T-boned in California crash

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Re: Is there a story here?

For example, if you are in Eastern Europe and you see any of BMW, Audi or Mercedes.......

I think you'll find it's not limited to Eastern Europe.

Why is it a 50K 4x4 doesn't seem to be able to have a phone work hands free yet my cheap ass Hyundai does.

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Cisco preps the P45s for 500 unlucky UK staffers

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Re: Far too many jobs lost

loosing? loosing?

I do apologise.

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Re: Far too many jobs lost

And to make it worse, these companies are profitable. Not like a factory loosing a million a month.

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Re: Far too many jobs lost

it's unfortunately the way these things go. They hire 10,000 for new pet project, when they get bored of that, sack those 10,000 and hire a load in a completely different area. Rinse and repeat.

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Sad reality: It's cheaper to get hacked than build strong IT defenses

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Actually TalkTalk took a battering and have only recently started to stop the decline.

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Sysadmin gets 5 years for slurping contractor payments to employer

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Re: Love the pussy pass

Ever thought they others may of had previous?

Or that although she committed the crime, she was not the main person?

If 3 of you go into a bank and one of you has a gun and threatens the staff. All three will be done for armed robbery. The one with the gun and / or the one that did most of the planning and leadership of the event, will get the bigger sentencing.

See no feminism required.

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Microsoft: We're hugging trees to save the 'world'

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Stick a data centre in a hot place (solar) or use source (geothermal) that is more often than not used for heating?

Sticking them in cool regions with hydro makes a lot more sense.

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Moron is late for flight, calls in bomb threat

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Re: £2200?

He's an addict...no point fining someone a million if they don't have any money.

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I want to remotely disable Londoners' cars, says Met's top cop

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Meh....

...time to break out the kit car,

Twin 45's, manual steering, no ABS.

Stop that, bitch!

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Lethal 4-hour-erection-causing spiders spill out of bunch of ASDA bananas

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FAIL

I came to say the same...

"every single piece of fruit is manually checked for quality and stowaways."

"We sell one billion bananas every year "

So even if they only spent 1 second for each banana that would equate to roughly 277,778 man hours.

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World+dog to get retro classic Commodore 64 for Christmas

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Re: Likely lineups for those

Not really, some just want the whole experience you can't get from an emulator.

And often the old machines, after a couple of decades in the loft simply don't fire up.

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Re: Some other nostalgia options...

Why is the SpecyyNext in the crap+ case?

If doing a Spectrum, why not squidgy key version?

BTW, already out there, and fully official

http://shop.zxvega.co.uk/

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We live in a world where a 'Hamdog' burger hybrid is patented

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Quick...

...patent the Hotburger!

A hotdog split in half with a burger in the middle.

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Are you sure you want to outsource IT? Yes/No. Check this box to accept Ts&Cs

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30 days notice is good....

...unless the company goes belly up and they simply flick the power on the way to the job centre.

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Victoria Police warn of malware-laden USB sticks in letterboxes

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What size?

Just thinking of putting them into a linux box and wiping them...

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Will US border officials demand social network handles from visitors?

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Another tick box,....

..on my reasons not to visit the USA.

Shame, there are some good people there.

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Autonomous vehicles inquiry set up in the UK

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And GPS controlled Combined Harvesters, accurate to around 2cm (take that Google car).

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Re: Tested for failure

"As someone said in a different thread yesterday, it needs to be tested for unlikely fail situations. Not just the bleedin' obvious. PP"

Such as a bunch of pissed up blokes having a punch-up in the road (last Saturday)

Driver would stay at least 25m to 50m away and look for escape routes ASAP.

Auto car may go closer and sit there like a lemon working out what the hell to do.

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Uncle Sam rules on self-driving cars

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Re: In the UK...

"Manufacturers of autonomous vehicles should be able to demonstrate their vehicle's full compliance with the Highway Code."

"rather than playing chicken when the other driver who has right of way."

Clearly the need to have a better understanding of the Highway code than you then.

There is no such thing as right of way!

Quote:

"This section should be read by all drivers, motorcyclists, cyclists and horse riders. The rules in The Highway Code do not give you the right of way in any circumstance, but they advise you when you should give way to others. Always give way if it can help to avoid an incident."

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The idea is if all cars are self driving and chatting to each other, then traffic jams will reduce.

All it takes is some idiots to be too close to each other, so that they are forced to brake instead of slowing down if the traffic decreases in speed and before you know it it, that motorway (freeway) comes to a complete halt.

Add to that, reduced crashes, higher density on a carriageway and the jams soon start dropping.

Of course the flip side....all those that, for whatever reason cannot drive now, may be allowed to have a car. After all, if they are truly self driving, why can't blind people, children, severely physically disabled people all be allowed one?

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Jakarta be kidding me! Google gets $400m tax bill from Indonesia

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Re: Bribes must be due for renegotiation

When your the size of many of the US multinationals, you don't offer bribes, you publicly threaten governments or throw your toys out of the pram.

Glad to see these companies finally being brought to order.

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Let's Encrypt won its Comodo trademark battle – but now fan tools must rename

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I'd never heard of LetsEncrypt.sh until now

If I went to LetsEncrypt.sh, saw a load of code for Let's Encrypt stuff, I would think it was a genuine subset of Let's Encrypt.

And if you note it was a polite letter, not a lawyer driven cease and desist nastygram.

It may of gone along the lines off...

"Hey we love the work you're doing, but we are getting some people getting confused thinking your work is an official part of Let's Encrypt. Any chance you could rename it when you get chance, it would be really appreciated.

Thanks"

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Black Helicopters

Don't be silly, we all know The Reg is a front for the Five Eyes, adding certs means they have to pass the data on, rather than allow free access.

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T-Mobile USA leaked free access to sites with '/speedtest' in the URL

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Re: Irony

Oooh free for streaming music, but the other 99.9999% of the internet isn't free.

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Re: Did he also get high speed access?

"Presumably, he would have to if he was running a speed test."

Why?

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Dark web drug sellers shutter location-tracking EXIF data from photos

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Re: where a photograph was taken

Like to see why you got down voted so much for saying digicams don't have GPS.

Higher end ones do, but happy snappers tend not to.

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Audi works with Chinese technology companies to develop intelligent cars

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Re: Audi works with Chinese technology companies to develop intelligent cars

Nothing wrong with their intelligence; it's all the other idiot drivers not knowing the road belongs to them.

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Ransomware scum infect Comic Relief server: Internal systems taken down

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Re: Internet access?

The chances are the site is in lock down,

All hardware is dumped in a quarantine and only allowed back on the network when proved clean.

Been there, done that (many, many years ago mind).

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T-Mobile USA: DON'T install Apple's iOS 10, for the love of God

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Re: My guess is that T-Mobile screwed that bit up and not Apple themselves.

* Just as a counterpoint. People posting AC might not like the eternal tracking that goes on - our history is OUR business, not yours.

Ahhh blissful ignorance thinking you can't be tracked....I remember those days.

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