* Posts by Lost all faith...

4967 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

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

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Re: Brit Police Helicopter spys nudists

and how many actually want to see many of these topless (and that goes for the men as well).

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Web-enabled vibrator class action put to bed

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Re: Users e-mails?

Can't transfer pictures directly on Winphone?

That's odd, the one I had and my ex's can.

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How to build your own DIY makeshift levitation machine at home

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Re: Heavy metal

Saw The Orb at Brixton. Had ringing for about 4 days....

Granted spent much of the time sat 1m from the speakers for a 8 hour set.

The best fun was the Dub DJ at one end of the upstairs corridor playing so loud you could barely walk in a straight line, unless you timed each step with the bassline.

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She's arrived! HMS Queen Lizzie enters Portsmouth Naval Base

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Genuine question

...as we've all seen the issue with having / not having catapults and being forced to buy stupidly expensive aircraft.

Would it have made more economical sense to just make it bigger?

Would adding (retro-fitted) catapults + cheaper aircraft been cheaper than no catapults and expensive aircraft?

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Och. Scottish Parliament under siege from brute-force cyber attack

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Apparently she's going to hold a once in a generation referendum to see if hacking should be a Scottish thing only and if the result is not what she wanted, she'll hold another one a few years later.

She expects the UK government to allow it to use English, Welsh and Northern Irish computers to support this action because, well y'know whatever. All home grown hacking will be supported by the oil industry running at $100 a barrel and a new tax on UK goods to enter Scotland. Whisky will however still have to have no import taxes into the rest of the UK.

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Facepalm....

"Legislators and support staff have been advised to update their passwords with longer and stronger combinations of letters, numbers and special characters in response."

Even the guy that came up with this idea says it's pointless

https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2017/08/the-guy-who-invented-those-annoying-password-rules-now-regrets-wasting-your-time/

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Intel's diversity numbers are out – and that 'push' has become more of a 'gentle nudge'

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Re: Don't forget the low-intelligence community

The morons were employed in the design of the Atom C2000 family.

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Can we just clarify...

By "Asian" are they referring to the US meaning of Asian which tends to refer to what the Brits often call Oriental, or the Brit version which tends to refer to the ares of India / Pakistan / Bangladesh, or the geographical version which would include both of the above + Mongolia, large parts of Russia and the Middle east and many other countries?

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Guess who's hiking their prices again? Come on, it's as easy as 123 Reg

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Re: The Prophecy!

If you get a silent or unanswered call and you get the number, report it.

Even if you don't get the number, report it.

No point moaning about it and then doing bugger all.

https://ofcomforms.secure.force.com/formentry/SitesFormCCTSilentCalls

They may not be able to stop many of them, but they also do get a few of the bastards. BTW if you can hear background noise, it's because the agent is set to auto answer, buggered off and forgot to sign themselves out.

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Outage outed: Bing dinged, Microsoft portal mortal, DuckDuckGo becomes DuckDuckNo

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Re: Duckduckgo for Google?

And it's less far US orientated than DuckDuckGo....but I do get a lot of results from the Netherlands and Germany oddly.

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Re: Other search engines are available

As mentioned earlier. Startpage.

Google without Google tracking.

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Azure Stack will need special sysadmins, says Microsoft

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Re: Operationalizing?

It's to go along with moneytizering.

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I think you'll find that is a separate month long course, full of contradicting information. During the 1 month course, the content will change 3 times and even the instructors won't have a fucking clue whats going on.

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Taken a while but finally here's the first proper smart-home gizmo

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Re: firmware update

Read up on Philips smart bulbs. Hint - search for Philips smart bulbs DRM

Enjoy.

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Slurping people's info without a warrant? That's OUR JOB, Google, Facebook et al tell US Supreme Court

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Re: Philosophical Question

One you get to choose not to use. The other you can't (except by leaving the country).

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Batteries that don't burn at the drop of a Galaxy Note 7? We're listening

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Re: Lithium batteries are last century's technology

"Our greatest enemy, as it turns out, is just good old fashioned physics. "

Our greatest enemy, as it turns out, is just good old FOMO. The constant need to to feel wanted, needed and appreciated. We feel this strange urge to check the work phones on holiday, check Facebook to see what someone else has posted and to retaliate with a "look at me, I'm still important" post.

Guess, what, if you don't post on Facebook and have it checking every thirty seconds; if you don't feel the need to post a review of evey fucking sandwich you eat; if you don't feel you need to see whats happening on the news every minute or to see what some famous for being famous c'leb has posted; if you don't actually give a flying fuck if you I've left your phone at home on the way to the pub, then and only then will you find you battery lasts way more than 1/2 a day.

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Love cloudy HPC? Microsoft does, slurps Cycle Computing

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At last...

...a way to power Windows 11!

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Strip club selfie bloke's accidental discharge gets him 6 years in clink

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Re: Florida

it wouldn't make news in Texas, in fact he'd most likely win a prize.

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Commentard Quizwall experiment ends with more quizzing than commenting

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God what is wrong with you people, you're like a bunch of Nazi's!

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I think....

it should be called Boaty McBoatFace

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Atomic bonds: Gigabyte, Supermicro fire out boosted Atom CPU range

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Stats

"Intel says they have up to 2.5 times more performance than the previous Atom CPU generation."

That's not hard given how shit they have been,

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US prosecutors demand data to unmask every visitor to anti-Trump protest website

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So at least we really know....

...why Chairman May wants to ban VPN's. Her buddys over the pond have accidentally let slip what's going to happen in the UK come May 2022

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Re: The morons in the US voted for Trump. What did you expect.

"The boundary changes are to improve democracy, not to destroy it"

To give an example how fucked they are.

Our village (yes village, not town) was split about 70/30

The 70 percent were allowed to vote for the local parish councilors all of whom live in the village. The other 30% had to vote for the neighboring town, the winner of which lives 20 miles from that town, let alone the village.

Yes that makes sense.

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Re: The morons in the US voted for Trump. What did you expect.

Don't worry, the UK voting system is equally fucked and with the the new electoral borders, they are even more corrupted

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Re: Of course Trump's government will also ask...

I'm going to ask The Reg who is the phantom down voter. They spend the entire day looking for articles that have 0 and add one.

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Intel CEO Krzanich quits Trump's Manufacturing Council over response to Charlottesville rallies

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Re: No Tweet for Under Armor

He's worried that it's something the local paramilitary nut-jobs wear to protect them from terrorists (anyone not a white male).

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Blighty’s beloved Big Ben bell ends, may break Brexit bargain

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And yet....

the uptime will still be better than some cloud services.

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Brit firms warned over hidden costs of wiping data squeaky clean before privacy rules hit

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Bullshit...

"firms will be required to completely remove all the data they hold on an individual if that person requests it."

So a company specialising in Data erasure touts bullshit about how they can remove data.

Maybe they should do a bit of reading before spouting this crock of horsehit.

"You can refuse to comply with a request for erasure where the personal data is processed for the following reasons:

to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information;

to comply with a legal obligation or for the performance of a public interest task or exercise of official authority;

for public health purposes in the public interest;

archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific research historical research or statistical purposes; or

the exercise or defence of legal claims."

Source:

https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/data-protection-reform/overview-of-the-gdpr/individuals-rights/the-right-to-erasure/

And there are also more protections (as asked above). Just read this:

https://gdpr-info.eu/art-17-gdpr/

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Chinese stealth outfit reckons the smartwatch isn’t quite dead

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Re: So why are they on Kickstarter?

Because people are gullible, companies have no risk and Kickstarter makes money.

It's a win all round.

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Place your bets: How long will 1TFLOPS HPE box last in space without proper rad hardening

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I suppose if it starts overheating,,...

...they can always open a door.

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GoDaddy gives white supremacist site its marching orders after Charlottesville slur

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WTF?

Re: Cloudflare

Yes shame on The Reg supporting a service that stopped our tiny little charity website being hacked and DDoS'ed on many an occasion. I was looking forward to spending my free time rebuilding it and getting it back online.

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At last! Vivaldi lets you kill looping GIFs

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Yet to use a wildcard proxy exception somehow evaded Opera for most of it's life.

I presume now it's another me too Chromium browser it can do it. I can't be bothered to check any more.

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Don't buy Microsoft Surface gear: 25% will break after 2 years, says Consumer Reports

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Re: I could go postal!

"extended warranty for £179 that gives you a no quibble 2 year warranty and accidental damage cover. "

So your paying £179 for something that is covered under UK law and home insurance?

I've a gold (paint) plated, oxygen free HDMI cable for sale that you need. £49.99.

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South London: Rats! The rodents have killed the internet

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No Armour on fibre.

It would make laying way, way more expensive.

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Horsemen of the disk-drive apocalypse will ride upon 256TB SSDs

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Re: SSD is fine - while it works

"....high-end servers and write-heavy tasks, where SSDs are not well suited and everything has to be send over a Gbit connection anyway"

If your using a single 1Gb connection for a high end server, you're doing something wrong.

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Lauri Love and Gary McKinnon's lawyer, UK supporters rally around Marcus Hutchins

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Re: "accept a plea deal"

It's similar to people (especially young people) accepting a caution in the UK so they are "let off with a warning". Not realising that it counts as a criminal record that can really screw up your life and career prospects.

".... when applying for particular types of employment, for example, working with children or vulnerable adults, certain professions such as law, health care, and pharmacy, senior management posts within certain sectors and employment where matters of national security are involved...."

"...Cautions will always remain on a person's record. ..."

Source: https://www.askthe.police.uk/content/q562.htm

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At last, a kosher cryptocurrency: BitCoen

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Well....

...nothing like perpetuating stereotypes.

Next week BitNazi (yes I went there), because y'know, all Jews are evil money grabbers.

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TalkTalk fined £100k for exposing personal sensitive info

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Re: Elizabeth Denham said: “TalkTalk may consider themselves to be the victims here.

Did you stop reading at that point? Here is the next line.

"But the real victims are the 21,000 people whose information was open to abuse by the malicious actions of a small number of people."

So no, she doesn't see Talk Talk as the victims.

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Can GCHQ order techies to work as govt snoops? Experts fear: 'Yes'

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I have to work on this?

Sure no problem, just give me a minute......Ooopsie. Don't think I should of done that.

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US trade watchdog puts down the phone to Qualcomm, reaches for probe, sticks it in Apple

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Re: I Clearly Do Not Understand Patent Law

The chips are most likely infringing diddly squat until they are put into use, after all a lot of these are "wireless connection to something else". Well until the chip is powered up, it not connecting anything to anything.

Just a guess mind.

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Intel Pumageddon: Broadband chip bug haunts Chipzilla's past, present and future

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Re: Virgin Media Tivo

"but how does the Tivo provide streaming of Internet resources like Nextflix?"

Badly, going by my parents box.

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Manchester firm shut down for pretending to be Google

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I would of paid...

...if they could stop them trying to CONSTANTLY change the fucking details! Seriously how many times do I have to edit the details.

Just checked today, yet another recommended incorrect update.

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It's 2017 and Hyper-V can be pwned by a guest app, Windows by a search query, Office by...

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Re: Products have flaws,,,,

So show me a OS that does that?

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Products have flaws,,,,

,,,products need patching.

Move on.

Show me a major OS that doesn't ever need patching and I'll ride the rainbow unicorn to visit it.

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Jocks' USO block shock: BT's 10Mbps proposals risk 'rural monopoly'

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FAIL

Well..

...all they need to do is find someone else willing to spend that much money on little return

Good Luck

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FBI's spyware-laden video claims another scalp: Alleged sextortionist charged

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Re: Gawd bless Media Player

If he's using a TOR environment, such as Tails, it's going to be your friendly Linux player that's sent the info.

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Smart streetlight bods Telensa nearly double full-year revenues

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Re: How long before they're hacked?

Someone took control of an office block's light with a drone and made them flash SOS. So not beyond belief.

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Re: More difficult than it looks.

I agree with the switching on and off not working.

For cars, you are better with them off, or on or alternate lamps on. I can't see practically how you would work this.

Urban. People (and animals) are going to get pretty pissed off with lights going on and off every minute, two minutes or even 10 minutes.

Semi-urban - Street lighting can be minimal anyway where this may work, but would the distance between posts work and savings minimal (if at all).

Rural - what street lights?

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Avaya re-structures its re-structuring plan, also re-structures CEO

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Mitel

"with Mitel rated by Gartner's magic quadrant for the field as the only other leader. "

Ignoring the Gartner bollocks, Mitel is a much bigger player now.

http://www.mitel.com/newsroom/news-releases/mitel-announces-definitive-agreement-acquire-shoretel

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KCOM whacked with £900k Ofcom fine over 999 call handling

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Re: Fixing it

PS as the 999 system is supposed to be resilient how does closing all the local call centres and moving into a few regional offices play into that?"

999 is NOT run by the emergency services, but by BT. The bit AFTER 999 is your "local" station

And as a side note, if the 999 Operator service cannot for some reason get hold of the primary centre for your region, they go to the next one, then the next one, then the next one.

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