* Posts by Trollslayer

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OK, so we paid a bill late, but did BT have to do this?

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Bye bye BT

Awful company - like the sneaky 12 month automatic renewal.

I ended 3 months early and told them to shove the whole thing.

It was worth it and am very happy with Sky,great support.

One time the ADSL wasn't working when I got home, rang them up and as soon as they saw my phone number said that a power supply had failed in their equipment at the exchange, the ADSL would be back in service within a few hours. It was.

No messing about or excuses.

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Swiss space plane to launch robotic orbital debris destroyer

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Re: What they need...

And make it a pay per satellite game...

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Amazon to offer FREE smartphone?

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"After all, if Ford had also owned Standard Oil, he may have given his cars away for free."

A serious point.

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Canadian family gives up modern tech to live like it's 1986

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I like this

It shows how much our world has changed since 1986.

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British spooks seize tech from Snowden journo's boyfriend at airport

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Freedom

We've heard of it but these people haven't.

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Apple big-screen TV rumor zombie RISES FROM THE DEAD

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WTF?

Is this a rumour

Or a rumour about a rumour?

Or gossip about a rumour?

Ad nauseum.

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Win XP alive and kicking despite 2014 kill switch (Don't ask about Win 8)

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They fixed it until it was broken

XP - yes

Win 7 - yes

Win 8 - why?

The first two were good steps, Windows 8 is really cosmetic. There are a few nice things that could have been incorporated into 7.

I know Microsoft are driven by market cycles but isn't the basic problem that the update (virtually all for security) are killing them?

Maybe we should stop thinking of an OS as having a lifetime warranty.

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The hammer falls: Feds propose drastic controls on Apple's iTunes Store

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Maybe

The hiding over 100 billion outside the US has something to do with it.

Either way Apply are slowly fading, it's a matter of are they truly willing to move on.

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'World's BIGGEST online fraud': Suspect's phone had 'location' switched on

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Re: It's all in the details

The problem is when you cover your face but are still recognised.

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Russian co-operation?

It's a novel idea...

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Do you really want tech companies to pay more tax?

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Yes

All companies should pay reasonable amounts of tax.

Countries such as the Irish Republic should be penalised for setting up tax evasion schemes.

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What's an enterprise SSD sale?

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The volume is significant enough to make it worth recording, especially if Google decided to start selling to third parties.

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Asperger's and IT

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A very important point had been made

Difference are usually seen as problems.

This article shows how differences and can be strengths.

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Windows 8.1: Here at last, but is it good enough?

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XBox 8.1

More arrogance - go through the installation and it tries to force you to sign up to Microsoft's services.

You have to put in a false login/password to even see the option to create a local account.

U-turn? An I-turn in reality.

Start menu? They want to keep lots of customers on Win7

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Who should play the next Doctor? Nominations needed!

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Re: After last weeks accusations...

That says a lot about you and nothing about them.

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Some interesting suggestioins

Johnny Vegas - very interesting, a good serious actor when it's needed and it would a different approach

Eddie Izzard - again serious when required and a different approach

It's a shame I can't see a way for Donna (Catherine Tate) to be worked in as the new Doctor - it's nothing to do with "it's time for a woman" but because she could rip the whole thing up - one minute head butting Cybermen, the next compassion to melt the heart of a Dalek. In many ways stronger than any of the Doctors so far.

Milton Jones - hmm... potential there but I haven't seem do any dramatic acting and would like to be surprised.

As for the Cummerbatch etc. suggestions - same old, same old.

Helen Mirren - see her in RED and you won't have any doubts.

Let's dare do something!

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Hunt: I'll barcode sick Brits and rip up NHS's paper prescriptions

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Cue contractors

on up to £3,000 a week (not IT or engineers BTW).

These are the people who wreck projects because to them the paperwork is the objective yet the same people get the beef every time.

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Alleged CIA spook cuffed by Russians: US Gmail 'spycraft' revealed

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Marx brothers?

Karl or Groucho?

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Marlinspike: Saudi mobe network tried to recruit me to sniff citizens' privates

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Not a surprise

This is a place where someone can buy their way out - 'legally' - of raping a six year old child, people are executed for witchcraft etc.

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US Navy blasts drones with ship-mounted LASER CANNON

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Red, green and blue

So upgrade the servos and you have a half mile HD TV!!!!

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Gov report: Actually, evil City traders DIDN'T cause the banking crash

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Actually they did

By misselling self certified mortgages that they knew people would have trouble paying, trying to force PPI (yes, Halifax tried that with me and I stuck to my guns, pain it off in half the period of the loan).

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Scottish SF master Iain M Banks reveals he has less than a year to live

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Bugger!

Ian, your books are unique, I have enjoyed many evening bathing in the Culture and if I was a GSV my name would be "A mild case of indigestion".

Live as much as you can as long as you can, the place will be duller without you.

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Texas judge sends Uniloc packing in Rackspace patent suit

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The trolls should be

Hung from the top of a tall Christmas tree by their most treasured dangly bits.

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Congress plans to make computer crime law much, much worse

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Basically

it is terrorism, controlling people through fear.

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Furious Stephen Fry blasts 'evil' Reg and 'TW*T' Orlowski

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Steven, accept it

You don't understand technology so please stop pretending.

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Nanowires boost photovoltaics sunlight capture by 15X

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Re: Fantastic!!

One word.

Roof.

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Researcher sets up illegal 420,000 node botnet for IPv4 internet map

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Re: What should we learn

That people who install equipment should change the passwords from the manufacturer's defaults.

Even banks fail on this at times.

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Not as difficult as you think

This was aimed at embedded and infrastructure equipment and there are very few architectures in use there. Remember that this wasn't mean to be exhaustive and VERY few admins people change the passwords, even in digital phone systems.

If you can avoid the need for driver modules then you aren't looking for a particular kernel version.

Add to that the information that the Trojan was given the lowest priority possible so it didn't affect performance this is someone who knows what they are doing.

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Sergey Brin emasculated after HORROR smartphone disaster

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Pathetic

If that is all he can say about the product it's a sad day for Google.

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Wind-up bloke Baylis winds up broke, turns to UK gov for help

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Reinvented

It was done before, just not patented.

Also he didn't handle the product very well. Back shed work not a business.

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Amazon ditches 'neo-Nazi' security firm over alleged harassment of workers

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Their staff came from

countries with significant neo-Nazi organisations of their own.

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The universe speaks: 'It's time to get off your rock!'

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And whoever got there would be sterile due to long term radiation exposure.

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Oh really?

Such a colony would have to be susaintable without ANY support from Earth - assuming one could be started.

"mankind really needs to get out and about a bit more". Get out a bit more? You don't get far with a day ticket on the bus. This article is well.... I'm not even sure what it is saying.

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Intel's new TV box to point creepy spy camera at YOUR FACE

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Again?

This is Intel's third (or fourth?) attempt to launch set top box chips - and now they are resorting to making the box itself.

Oh dear.

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Boeing 787 fleet grounded indefinitely as investigators stumped

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Re: Good news

Yikes!!

When you add the pressure Boeing was under to deliver 787s this is asking for trouble down the line.

Thanks.

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Victims of 'revenge pr0n' sue GoDaddy, smut site

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They resserve the right to remove content

that doesn't make them money.

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Samsung set for compensation talks over staff death claims

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Re: Rumour has it

By Area 51 I assume you mean burning off waste regardless of content.

Just so people know this isn't to do with aliens but laziness resulting in avoidable illness including fatalities.

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Asteroid mining and a post-scarcity economy

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It was fine until

They mentioned pretoleum products.

Eh?

There may be some organic compounds but petroleum related??!!!

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EU-wide mega-Leveson 'needed' to silence Press, bloggers

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Perfect video clip

You couldn't have made a better choice!

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‘That’s not art’ says Apple as it pulls nudes from AppStore

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The real obscenity

Hey, you need a credit card dregistered so your kiddy can use kiddy apps which encourage said kiddy to buy lots of things without parent's knowledge and this can't be disabled.

And no parental control over this.

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Cautious Brits less likely than US firms to puff on clouds - survey

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Two things

First, US agencies getting access.

Second, outage - even Aamzon had this.

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Germany's RTL pulls free-to-air channels off terrestrial TV

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Oddly enough

DTT isn't that popular in Germany, particularly Munich.

The reason for this is many modern blocks of flats were built with cable infrastructure in place and cable fees are built into the rent to get discounted rates.

In such cases who isn't going to use it and restrict themselves to the free DTT channels?

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We trust computers to fly jets... why not trust them with our petabytes?

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What kind of a comparison is that?

I suggest you go away and read DO-178B. Thoroughly.

It's a start.

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WTF is... Weightless?

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Hmm...

IoT also standds for interoperability tseting, I can see way too many things to go wrong here.

Up to 4W? Under the right conditions that can go for many miles as well as penetrating buildings.

What happens if there isn't any white space available when you need it? Car - car - crunch.

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Google pulls 'racist' Make Me Asian app

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At least Google respond

and say something, there are other who don't.

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Engineers are cold and dead inside, research shows

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Dreaming in colour

Several years ago there was a report by a phsycologist who 'proved' that people dreamed in black and white and only imagined that they dreamed in colour...

Not sure what reminded me of that...

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Brits' privates furtled in TWO-THIRDS of UK fraud cases

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Ye canna beat a gud furtle!

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PR people 'put duty to the public ahead of employers' interests'

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30?

We need a cull.

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Record numbers of you are reading this headline right now

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Life wouldn't be the same

without El Reg - very good serious articles and Bulgarian airbags!

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Pubic louse falls victim to eager Brazilian strippers

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Re: We need to save them crawlies!

If it will shut him up.

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