* Posts by Triggerfish

2199 posts • joined 12 Feb 2010

Amazon Key door-entry flaw: No easy fix to stop rogue couriers burgling your place unseen

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Re: What if ...

They have your record for the payment though.

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Give us a bloody PIN: MPs grill BBC bosses over subscriber access

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Re: Who would pay for BBC access?

I'd likely pay as someone abroad, to stream r6, and have access to things like the Blue Planet 2 that's on now for example. I'd probably happily pick up the comedies like QI and Have I got news, and the odd bit like that as well.

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Donald, YOU'RE FIRED: Rogue Twitter worker quits, deletes President Trump's account

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@AC

In a way I admire their audacity, and attempt to bring world peace to the planet if only for five minutes.

But yeah career wise dumb move.

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Guess who's now automating small-biz IT jobs? Yes, it's Microsoft

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Re: Just been migrated to Orifice 365

UI that many aspects of which seem to have been designed by a marketing reject whilst out of his head on Spice

Oh don't worry they seemingly change it every year, usually for the worse.

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As a poster said below, they is going to be cash going mopping up this mess, it's all very well clicking and enabling things, understanding the ramifications of doing it is a different matter.

Plus I have worked with a lot of small businesses with very clever owners in their field, but were hopeless with computers, I'm not sure any of them would even want to open up something like this and do it themselves.

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Bored 'drivers' pushed Google Waymo into ditching autopilot tech

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Re: I have an odd psychological response:

I do exactly the same thing, I have to fight to stay awake on car journeys as a passenger. I have been asleep within minutes of being in a vehicle, turns out I am the same on boats to.

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WhatsApp? You still don't get EU privacy laws, that's WhatsApp

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Re: Helpful tips to make the above concept better welcome. @Dropbear

As I say YMMV but I live abroad and phoning someone and speaking their own language is a bit beyond me at the moment, text has some advantage over that.

Here FB is so entrenched I don't even know some peoples phones numbers. People don't do calls av wage is low, it's money thrown away when someone can use leeched wifi and FB. People over here even have phones that don't work for calls because they are broken doesn't make any difference to them.

Whatsapp tend to be among the more Westerners and even then it has advantages, from a quick text message to parents with couple of nice pics to reassure them I am alive (or being able to give me a call via Wifi), and friends back home, shared groups and messaging people in other countries. It has advantages that are very hard to beat. Without having to try and get everyone across to a new style of thing, including technophobic family members, it's not really practical.

In the UK I avoided FB, easy enough to say call or text, over here its the communication tool of the whole of the region, genuinely unavoidable, if you would like to talk to people and find things. Whatsapp likewise.

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Re: Helpful tips to make the above concept better welcome.

YMMV but for me that's pretty much everyone I know, plus half the places where I live don't have websites they have facebook pages. I'd struggle to access services and find shops and so on. It's so ubiquitous that a phone call or text message is unusual.

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Re: Helpful tips to make the above concept better welcome.

Unfortunately not using them is not always possible, unless you want to cut yourself off from people and so on.

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Go on IBMers, tell us what you really think

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Re: IBM

My boss uses

International Billing Machine

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Knock, knock? Oh, no one there? No problem, Amazon will let itself in via your IoT smart lock

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Re: I must be in the "Beta" programme

next-door neighbour is arbitrarily designated as the custodian of all my undeliverables

I used to work for the council one of the duties was taking calls for bins, the amount of delivery people who thought a bin was a good place to store stuff, calls from people asking if you can go through the dump for an item.

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Drone smacks commercial passenger plane in Canada

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Re: I kinda want a drone

Agreed the little microdrones are fun and cheap, I had a little Hubsan X4 cost about 30 quid, fine to fly indoors, in the office or your garden (it really won't reach any height to worry about).

No good if you want to do photography but for mucking about perfectly fine.

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Re: How is it different @ Muscleguy

I'm thinking less Hawk, more Harpy Eagle. Pretty sure one of those dive bombing a drone operator will put them off suitably.

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Re: How is it different @ DainB

It didn't. Murphys law, it happens.

Although that knowledge, probably did save a lot of other planes that have birdstrikes, and probably allowed them to engineer so that if it does fail, nasty bits don't fly off and do more damage somewhere else while you have an engine loss.

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Xperia XZ1: Sony spies with its MotionEye something beginning...

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Re: Real world usage @Brangdon

MY Z3 is just starting to make me think I should replace it. Give Sony this they make not bad phones.

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Re: Real world usage @ SkippyBing

IP67 / 68 Water resistance would likely not do much against swimming. Its basically water resistance if you drop the phone in say the sink. Water pressure from moving around and doing things like swimming will overcome it. You'll also run the risk of ingress if it's left in water too long.

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Oz military megahack: When crappy defence contractor cybersecurity 'isn't uncommon', surely alarm bells ring?

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Automation at it's finest.

I mean years ago you'd have to go a bit Smiley, or Palmer. Infiltrate the country, set up an asset, use a dead drop, and exfil.

Nowadays you just find a defence contractor whose security team is run by bean counters, send a "joke" attachment and wait for some fool to open it.

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Man with 74 convictions refused permission to fling sueball at Google

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Looks like him is that enough now for being convinced and taking action? should we dox him? maybe get his address out? set his house om fire?

I mean the guy in the article is obviously loathsome, but lets not just start this pogrom shit here ta, especially as it's all based on you an AC ffs, who has absolutely no evidence.

Oh look there's a cat that looks like hitler let's get it...

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Playboy founder and dressing-gown wearer Hugh Hefner dead at 91

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Well its been done with pole dancers

https://nextshark.com/50-pole-dancers-perform-sexy-dance-atop-jeeps-for-a-special-funeral-in-taiwan-tung-hsiang/

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Gov contractor nicked on suspicion of Official Secrets Act breach

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Re: Wow...

Oh I dunno, not defending the UK gov. But Homan square?

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EasyJet: We'll have electric airliners within the next decade

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Re: Well....

Actual just turn the props into dynamos, get charged as they spin during the plummet, course the whole journey could be like the Vomit Comet.

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Ducks ding dongs in face of stiff competition

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Re: No you haven't heard it all, yet

Maybe I should have said you won't walk through the park and look at the Mallards in the same way now. :)

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Re: @AC re:7inches

Being a fan of Mantis Shrimps that's one of my favourites, although the sad cat diary by him is also well worth a watch.

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@AC re:7inches

Try some Zefrank :)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6k01DIVDJlY

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Samsung's Galaxy Note 8 is hot, but not much more than the S8+

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Re: The single failure with all "Flagship" these phones. @ royprime

I actually do you my phone a lot when out and about, including relying on GPS, and all the other bits I have on it. It can quite deplete battery life during the day, it's a pain around late evening if about to go out and having to charge up because the charge is low.

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Re: Rendered irrelevant by the iPhone X...

I bet you wait for every windows post so you can go on about Penguins as well.

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Re: What use the stylus?

Aaah I see, currently learning Viet, but I see it getting switched between so fast and still unfamiliar enough with the language I can't follow what they are doing.

I didn't think a note would be more useful than an S8+ but that's a use I never thought of.

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Re: What use the stylus?

Just curious but can't you use a Viet keyboard easily? I watch them and they seem to switch between that and English on the phones and use them so fast including getting the right accent marks etc. Haven't tried one yet.

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Could try looking at the LG V20, older model but removable battery.

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Re: The single failure with all "Flagship" these phones..

What use is a Quad HD screen, apart from killing my battery?

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What's that, Equifax? Most people expect to be notified of a breach within hours?

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Re: Where I used to work,

Well you know if they are good at what they do fair enough.

In this case I am guessing thinking admin/admin for access is probably a sign they didn't study up for the role.

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What do you call an all-in-one PC that isn't? 'Upgradeable', says HP

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Re: My boss will hate it @Solarflare

Change users :)

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Re: My boss will hate it

Never had a user yet complain their PC isn't pretty enough.

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Facebook posts put Pharma Bro Martin Shkreli in prison as a danger to society

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I read that as 'bell-end curve' for some reason

Easy mistake to make considering the subject matter, you could say he is / at the bell end of the bell curve.

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Is he suffering from mental illness?

No he's just a twat, he's basically the opposite end of the bell curve of society/ ethics/ morality to the side that has all the real saints and selfless people on it.

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I'd almost say let his name become a term in itself for what he is, but he'd probably get off on the infamy.

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Apple's 'shoddy' Beats headphones get slammed in lawsuit

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Re: hearing

Yeah get the point, but messages like that WRITTEN with ODD capS choices tend to be ignored as signs of the INSANE.

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Re: I'd broadly agree with you

Worth checking the Chinese brands, I bought some soundmagic e10 for about twenty quid, beats my coworkers £150 Bose hands down, better sound , way better made.

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El Reg is hiring an intern. Apply now before it closes

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Re: Want a remote one?

Can you operate a Teasmaid?

Yeah, "make the tea darling", dunno whats so tricky about that.

They will send you to every apple event that they get invited to.

Hope it's not a per piece rate then.

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Want a remote one?

Live too far away, but will happily let you send me to tech events on this side of the world, it'll save you airfares. :)

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Apple: Our stores are your 'town square' and a $1,000 iPhone is your 'future'

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Re: Keats: A thing of beauty is a joy forever--no, wait, what?

I've noticed that. And a hell of a lot of cracked iPhone screens that they're in no hurry to pay to have replaced.

Seen em broke, seen em repaired, seen em carried without a case again, seen em broke etc. Pretty sure many screens get repaired and go through this cycle. But yes the amount of shiny apple phones I have seen with big sodding cracks across the screen making all that design loveliness moot, it's like admiring the design of a Ferrari post crash with the bin lorry.

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Re: Keats: A thing of beauty is a joy forever--no, wait, what?

If you've just dropped $1000 on a phone, you'll probably be quite keen on not breaking it. Which means that pretty glass thing is going to be shrouded in a case almost immediately, no? At which point, what was the point?

Merely anecdotal but most iphone owners seem less likely to have a case from what I have noticed.

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Re: @ Voland's right hand

It's a bit YMMV. I am sure I'd end up with a broken phone at some point. I have the phone on me all the time and the risk of it getting knocked when it is in my pocket and out and about added to the fact where I live even carpets and rugs are not common and so knocking it off a table or fumbling it is always a drop to a hard floor (the case has easily justified itself in this alone pretty sure screen would be a goner by now). For me it's just asking for it. I can live with the bulk it makes my current phone 12mm thick in total and has admittedly caused it to weigh twice as much but it's a minor inconvenience compared with it being well protected for me.

Also 1-2mm of plastic is not going to do naff all especially as its part of the structure, all that shock from a drop will pretty much go to the screen, a corner drop is not going to be good.

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@ Voland's right hand

I agree with that comment on the bezeless phones actually real nice look, but it's going in a case as soon as I get one anyway, thing lives in my pocket all day.

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Re: "a $1,000 iPhone is your 'future'"

You know there is one good thing about the release of super expensive phones like this and the note.

The prices of decent flagships from last year start dropping like stones, you can pick up an S8 plus now for about £500.

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Re: These "new" iPhones

This has been rumored for two years, before anyone else was shipping bezel-less phones

Except for China, who has been chucking them out for a couple of years even at relatively budget level.

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Monkey selfie case settles for a quarter of future royalties

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By that logic half the work the BBC wildlife group does is copyright free. Camera traps etc, all triggered by the animals themselves.

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The way I see it is this.

1. They are real buggers to be around they are unpredictable, I have had them sit quietly near me taking pictures and then have them rush past to attack a bunch of people behind me that somehow offended them. They are pretty damn strong even smaller ones can ruin your day, they attack in groups, they have pretty good teeth, some have real big incisors. Giving your camera to one is a risk if it takes it you probably are not getting it back and they like thieving. He probably did a fair bit of work to get to the point the animal did that. He paid money to get out there and do it with the aim of getting those shots in mind.

2. Its a monkey for ffs.

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Re: Interesting principles behind this

An interesting point, but we sort of do, but not with cats. Take a bear or lion for instance. If one killed a human, it wasn't uncommon to hunt it down and kill it. Now, is this not effectively finding it guilty of killing a human (murder) and then exacting a punishment (death row) just like if it was a human being?

No because we are not really taking them to trial and asking them to defend their actions. Killing something like a maneater is an act of self defence. I wouldn't feel it was murder for it to hunt or eat us, it's an animal doing its thing that's become a problem because its found humans are easy targets.

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I think the act of murder takes more consciousness than that.

Also that's attributing a lot of intelligence to a lot of the animals that become problems for us like bears or big cats and sharks. If I was going to choose an animal that I might think would do an act of murder it would be something closer to an elephant and even then more than likely it's acting for some other reason.

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