* Posts by Lost all faith...

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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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WTF?

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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BOOST! LEGO's computing future and its ground-breaking past

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Re: One of the world's great companies

cough...Compatible bricks from Wilko, fraction of the price.

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Google nukes ad-blocker AdNauseam, sweeps remains out of Chrome Web Store

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Re: Just use Firefox

Because they have something to debug and need to see how it behaves it on the most popular browser.

Then use SRWare Iron. Chrome without the spyware.

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San Francisco first US city to outlaw ISP lock-ins by landlords

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For us in the UK...

the US telecoms laws have seem like some dodgy cartel where each player has their own turf and God help anyone trying to muscle in. It's so antiquated and confusing, it's just madness.

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Drones will be able to carry 120GB footage of you in the shower if Seagate has its way

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Re: @Cynic_999 - being seen from the air while naked

@Fred.

Did you look at the price and sizes?

So you are talking $500+ for the camera, plus the mounts and lenses, then the drone to haul that weight up, say $5000

Hardly "Consumer"

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Joke

lack of a good enough zoom?

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Re: Not much news..

I agree, a large chunk of Planet Earth 2 used drones.

Next ban telescopes and binoculars because people in tower blocks may spy in your bedroom.

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Sustained speed is also an issue. Shooting 5,5K video is going to batter that SD card.

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Google's big Spanner in the works for price war against AWS

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Joke

What you complaining about? You always get your "free" speed upgrade, just a few months before the coincidental prices rise.

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Love it...

"We don't think you just win on cost alone, but we do think many companies we talk to are stunned about what cloud delivers but surprised by the bill."

Stunned about the lower uptimes and surprised by the higher costs?

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The Zucker Mister Social Club: Facebook's daddy wants to be your friend, for realsies

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Whats the issue....

...it's not like he has a huge stack of information on what people do and talk about, what their opinions are whilst at the same time having the ability to manipulate one of the largest sharing platforms in the word?

First they came.....

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Re: One of the most famous people in the world.

"I think like a couple of hundred people in the world know who I am, perhaps 1,000 max."

That and 100,000 corporations.

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Regular or premium? Intel pumps out Optane memory at CES

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Re: I must be missing something

"Agreed. Why would i stick 16GB (or 32GB) of anything on an M.2 slot, when I can just put a 500GB SSD on there for 150 'merican pesos?"

Did ANYONE read the article.

It acts as a cache between disk and main memory / processor.

So yes, you could use your 500GB SSD for $150, but how much is that 4TB SSD again?

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Busted Oracle finance cloud leaves Rutgers Uni unable to foot bills

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Re: no love lost for Oracle around here then?

You forgot Adobe

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Apple sued by parents of girl killed by driver 'distracted by FaceTime'

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Re: Solution - replace all driver airbags with a visible metal spike

I agree, since cars are now much safer than 30 years ago, you are more likely to crash and die in an accident.

Oh wait....

All that will happen is people simply believe it will never happen to them. PS, it would also kill the innocent people in front.

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Routine jobs vanishing and it's all technology's fault? Hold it there, sport

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Re: Many do not have a choice.

"The article makes it seem like people have a choice. "Easier" - yes it is easier to get a job, any job rather than starving to death and being made homeless."

It's not easier to get any job.

A friend of mine was unemployed for 2 years, not for lack of trying (hundreds of jobs applied for.

The reason? Overqualified.

Try it, apply for a job as a shop worker, van driver or whatever and put a raft of qualifications on your CV and you'll be lucky to get a reply. The employers think you're using it as a stop gap until you get a "proper" job, so don't even bother.

He finally got another job in IT by simply removing half his qualifications and only when he secured the job fully, did he start letting people know.

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Joe Public likes drones and regulations, finds UK.gov 'public dialogue'

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Another great government survey

Let me guess.

"Given the danger poised by drones, especially by Pedos (sic) and Terrorists, do you think there should be more regulation?"

Yes or No.

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MacBook killer? New Lenovo offering sexed up with XPoint booster

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Re: It's all in the title

I've actually seen quite a few MacBook pro owners being pissed that then new models are being completely out classed by the new Windows machines. Along with the stupid lack of ports and last gen processors, the stupid function bar, let alone the pricing.

Some are, wait for it, even considering moving to Windows if Apple don't sort out the kit.

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How Google.org stole the Christmas Spirit

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Yes, we've been using BT MyDonate for years. Once you look at the fee's charged by the likes of Just Giving, for smaller (or any) charity, it makes no sense what so ever to use them. We even state very clearly why we use them and people are genuinely shocked when we tell them how much we would lose if we used the big name ones.

Don't even start me on the London Marathon.

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I think issues are being mashed up...

..we use TT-Exchange and Googles Charity donations for our small youth and community charity

Tied into my work place who donated bare bones computers.

We've got Windows 10, Office 2016, Adobe products and several other mainstream prices, for less than you would pay for a single MS office application.

In the back end, we use Gmail for our email clients and Google apps for other work, including maps, YouTube and Docs.

This has lead to the kids and others to get real world experience in using business applications, with real world certifications as well as helping people outside the "connected world" get online and skilled up.

Now here is what seems utterly wrong with the ranting article.

If I want IT equipment, I will approach IT companies, if I want pens and pencils, I'd approach a bloody stationary company first. For our basic cooking classes, surprisingly we asked local butchers and green grocers, for electrical work, we asked electricians.

Yes, we ask for money from others we wouldn't normally have anything to do with, but we always approach people in the trade first and foremost.

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Android tops 2016 vuln list, with 523 bugs

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Re: Interesting overlooked detail

It just has a single flaw, it just happens to cover everything.

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Re: Owww.

It keeps looking like the only truely smart option is not to buy a smartphone in the first place

Well if you exclude good old poisoned SMS messages, you'll be fine

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Hate 'contact us' forms? This PHPmailer zero day will drop shell in sender

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Dear BBC....

why oh why do the makers of these sort of videos insist on ramming their choice of **** music upon us.

Yours, Mr Angry

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Meet the Internet of big, lethal Things

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Meh

Well having built my own car I can see both sides.

I would be nice to tinker, and lets face it, many tuning places do.

However it's essential these days to have all these electronics. There is no way you are going to get all the engine controls and safety systems without then.

Many people moan about how yu can't "tinker" like you used to, but forget the very reason you tinkered, was because if you didn't the bloody thing would breakdown.

When was the last time most people took their car the be tuned? I haven't had to have a production car tuned in, what 20 years?

Yet my Kit-car with its twin 45's, it was an annual job, despite doing 1/10 the mileage.

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I'm in two minds...

...part of me says, yes let it be free, but the sensible part of me says, this could lead to a horrible scenario where some hobbyist has tinkered around to limit their kids speed and tested it and it's fine. But then has to identify the mangled bodies because he forgot to test the brakes worked if the ABS was engaged.

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NIST requests ideas for crypto that can survive quantum computers

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Re: NIST requests ideas for crypto that can survive quantum computers

"using a digital one time pad communicated physically via USB or external HDD."

Providing the device hasn't been compromised at the hardware level that is.

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White House report cautiously optimistic about job-killing AI

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Re: Welcome to the future!

> "...there were people from circa 1950 concerned about computers "takin' our jobs!" and you know what, that never happened..."

Go to a modern printers and try to find typesetters, plate makers, ink mixers,.... and that's just one industry. 50 years ago to make a news paper (excluding journalists) would involved 20 or 30 people, now it's just a couple. There are no replacement jobs to move to, it was a complete retrain.

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We've been Trumped! China's Alibaba is a 'notorious' knock-offs souk, says US watchdog

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Re: "threaten America's creative industries"

"Paying someone MORE than what his job earns is bad economics"

Remind me again how much the Fire Brigades & Police earn for the "company", and lets not forget the teachers, road builders, road cleaners, emergency hospital workers and on and on.

Ah I guess they don't count in your pit of self centred economics.

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"complaints pages were often not available in English,"

Odd, last time I looked, eBay's pages complaint pages were in American English and not Chinese.

Oh right, Chinese website for some reason must have English language on all it's pages. Gotcha.

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Uber's self-driving cars get kicked out of SF, seek refuge in Arizona

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I don't pretend to know Californian law, but in the UK it would be dead easy.

Police: Is it self driving?

Uber: No we have a driver monitoring it.

Police: So the driver is in full control with hands on wheel at all times?

Uber: Errrr

Police. Let us put it this way. If you say he doesn't need his hands on the wheel, it is self driving. If he does need his hands on the wheel, then he and all the other drivers will be prosecuted.

Uber...errr it's the driver fault. Yes, drivers fault.

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Virgin America mid-flight panic after moron sets phone Wi-Fi hotspot to 'Samsung Galaxy Note 7'

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Re: Two things

"Didn't iPhones used to burst into flames as well?"

I believe those all turned out to be because of 3rd party batteries ( in the days you could swap them) or cheap arse chargers.

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Bad news, fandroids: Mobile banking malware now encrypts files

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I hate this statement so much

"1/ You need to enable sideloading apps."

So choice.

1. Use Googles walled garden and only their walled garden.

or

2. You're on your own.

So Amazon is no good then?

It's a utterly contemptible attitude. Image the uproar if Microsoft said "Sorry, you can only use programs from the Microsoft store, unless you turn of the restriction. At which point, if you get a virus, it's your own stupid fault. Oh BTW if you want a patch, you'll need to speak to your pc maker and hope they roll one out. If not buy a new pc, or just take your chances."

Patches for OS's should NEVER rely on the hardware manufacturer. That was an utterly stupid, lazy idea from the start,

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You say...

."The malware serves to underline why you should not blindly hand over permissions to mobile apps as well as the importance of backing up data."

But, but, but...If I don't give access to my media, contacts, phone settings, internet connection and location, my torch app simply won't work.

No joke icon as it's no joke the permission people allow.

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'DNC hackers' used mobile malware to track Ukrainian artillery – researchers

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Re: Interesting

I'm very surprised about smart phones being allowed at all, even normal mobile phones.

All it would take is a few decent base stations dotted about and you could triangulate a position fairly well.

Add the "App" element and not do you have locations (even with GPS turned off), but you have a defined target, not just a random phone user.

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Want to blow someone up?

There's an app for that.

Really...WTF?

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China gives America its underwater drone back – with a warning

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And we have Winston Churchill, a man that helped win WW2, which luckily covers up his previous genocides and violent actions.

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Re: Add TnT to it

And then the Chinese justifiably can say "see it was a weapon, so we were justified in pulling it out of the water"

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Re: YAAC

"Thirdly, any unlikely land war would see China actually fighting her neighbours, particularly the Vietnamese. And Russia, with its massive border with China, is still a friend to Vietnam"

Really???

So you can count on North Korea to storm into South Korea, so that will tie up those forces, both South Korean and US.

And you REALLY expect Putin to side with Vietnam over China? Really? You are seriously fucking deluded. See how much trade Russia does with China and compare to Vietnam. You are also forgetting both Vietnam and China are communist countries (you do realise the US lost the Veitnam war), and China, again is one of it's biggest trading partners.

Why the fuck would either of these partner with the USA?

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" that and a tape of Gulf Wars 1 & 2"

I think you need to watch tapes of Vietnam and Korea to be reminded of what happens when the Chinese get involved in.

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Firefox to give all extensions their own process in January

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Re: Memory Use

Downvotes fro the devs there.

I remember many years ago when MDK came out on the pc and was created with blazing speed and smooth graphics (for the time).

The reason was,they deliberately used low spec machines and hard work to fine tune everything they could, instead of doing the norm of loading everything possible, dumping it all into the graphics card and hoping everyone would go out and upgrade to the latest whizzy machine.

More of the story is here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MDK_(video_game)

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How Rogue One's Imperial stormtroopers SAVED Star Wars and restored order

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WTF?

Did you watch a different film to the rest of us?

"whereas male 'good' figures were all portrayed as useless, bumbling idiots."

I'd say she was in a group of several characters to be the main "good" figures, none of who I'd say were bumbling, except maybe the ex-imperial pilot, and that was explained in the film very clearly.

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Re: Not seen R1 yet but...

Why do you consider the comics and novels good spin off's and not the films? Why is the "expanded" universe by one bunch of people OK, but not the films.

Seems a little odd to me.

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Re: Not seen R1 yet but...

R1 way, way better than the last New Hope clone.

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Eating Brotli will improve Edge's inner health says Microsoft

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follow the link for the backstory.

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Apple sues Nokia's pet patent trolls

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Umm, Nokia who?

The multi-billion dollar technology company.

In fact by sending this post, especially if done from a mobile, almost certainly has touched a Nokia design or product at some point on it's journey,. But I can't happily say, it's unlikely have touched an Apple product.

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Non-existent sex robots already burning holes in men’s pockets

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Re: Not in the UK ...

To right, that's a mans job to be redundant....what with dishwashers, automated lawn mowers, our numbers up once the sperm maker is invented.

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Cops, Feds spaff $100m on Stingray cellphone snooping gear – and there's sod all oversight

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Re: Harris (Stingray) Doesn't Do MESH!

Great but flawed.

How is turning on your wifi actually stop you being tracked, which is what the stingray is all about, unless all it's details constantly change, all the time.

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Re: Were this a strategy game ...

How would you tell it's a stingray? They don't broadcast as "Hey I'm a stingray"

It's really an issue in GSM connecting to the first tower it sees.

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