* Posts by Mystic Megabyte

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BBC admits iPlayer downloads are broken

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Autoplay madness

Watching videos on the BBC news site with Ubuntu 16.04 (64) is driving me mad. Flash refuses to remember "Autoplay off". Just because I view one story about a volcano does not mean that I want to see every volcano since the beginning of time :(

Dear BBC, please abandon Flash.

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Dying for Windows 10 Creators Update? But wait, there's more!

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The colour scheme of that graphic is making me nauseous :(

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EU privacy gurus peer at Windows 10, still don't like what they see

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Re: You probably can't turn EVERYTHING off butm @Harry Stottle

You have just reminded me I dumped Windows when Vista arrived. In XP I had to run multiple anti-this, anti-that and anti-whatever just to keep XP working. I'd rather *be* working.

I now only have one Windows machine but so far I have not needed to switch it on :)

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Drop the F-bomb, get your coding typos auto-corrected

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RTFM

For command line musical entertainment this works nicely :)

git clone https://github.com/np1/mps.git

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In colossal shock, Uber alleged to be wretched hive of sexism, craven managerial ass-covering

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Bad Uber

I've not yet used an Uber non-taxi and as the management seem be be a bunch of complete knobheads I don't think I'll bother.

Also, how can you be sure that an Uber driver is insured to carry passengers?

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Huge if true: iPhone 8 will feature 3D selfies, rodent defibrillator

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an incredible 6.9mm –

FAKE NEWS!! It's going to be 6.897mm

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New Royal Navy Wildcat helicopters can't transmit vital data

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Re: No problem

>You could just hover over a convenient Starbucks and use their free WiFi.

In future battles there will be inflatable pop-up Starbucks, holographic Starbucks and stealth Starbucks deployed around the battle zone. None of them will serve a liquid that can be described as coffee.

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Re: No problem @Paul

LOL, nearly sprayed whiskey over my laptop.

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FAKE BREWS: America rocked by 'craft beer' scandal allegations

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Re: REally @Ledswinger

>On a related shopping note, try Aldi's Rheinbacher Pilsener in cans.

You should try Lidl's Perlenbache, it's very good. I have only tried the bottled version.

https://www.ratebeer.com/beer/lidl-perlenbacher-premium-pils--bier/60765/

P.S. >real cider contains real beetles.

In wine making, every bunch of grapes contain about 50 caterpillars! Tasty :)

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Inside Confide, the chat app 'secretly used by Trump aides': OpenPGP, OpenSSL, and more

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Dense

SCROTUS's team are so stupid they will write down the self-deleting message so that they don't forget what it said :(

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Roses are red, violets are blue, HMRC confirms Verify can STFU

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worldpay

In January I logged into HMRC for my self-assesment thingy. At the end I was told that I had £123.45 (not the real amount) outstanding, so I clicked the link and paid it with Worldpay. I got a confirmation email from Worldpay with a reference number. Last week I got a letter from HMRC demanding exactly the same amount so I rang up to query it. I was told that they could not use the Worldpay reference number to check it. D'uh!

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Infosec pros aren't too bothered by Trump – it's his cabinet sidekicks you need to worry about

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Re: Right here is how Trump wins or looses the next election.

>>Do that, or tell a good story about why he couldn't and he's in for a 2nd term.

That's the problem. Trump promises the impossible and then blames everyone else for not delivering. All he has to do is keep on spouting bullshit.

Did you see his new acronym? SCROTUS! So Called Ruler Of The United States

https://twitter.com/frostnhstaterep/status/830498558092664832/photo/1

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Trump's immigration clampdown has Silicon Valley techies fearing for their house prices

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Re: Stalin killed ~20 million of his own people :( @AC

I live here:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11940936/Mysterious-floating-city-appears-in-the-sky-over-China.html

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Re: Stalin killed ~20 million of his own people :( @BJ

>>You need to get off that island of yours a little more often.

After a quick count I seem to have been to 26 different countries, some multiple times. Other than the UK I have lived and worked in four of them. My current work takes me around the UK, sometimes I'm up to a month away in a particular location.

Anyway I now see that Trump has helped his rich friends get richer. Do not be fooled by the "Trickle down" theory, Thatcher already did that in the UK. The money never gets to the workers at the bottom of the pile, it goes sideways into a tax haven.

http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2017/02/trump-plans-gut-dodd-frank-because-his-friends-just-cant-borrow-money

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Stalin killed ~20 million of his own people :(

I would not bet on house prices increasing. An interesting quote from Bannon would seem to indicate that there will soon be empty houses everywhere.

I already live on a remote island (elevation >20mtrs) so I'm just going to stock up on fishing tackle.

Good luck everyone, we will all need some soon.

Edit: forgot to mention that Bannon has a sort of reverse Dorian Grey effect. In his attic there's a painting of a handsome young fellow :)

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/08/22/steve-bannon-trump-s-top-guy-told-me-he-was-a-leninist.html

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Trump's new telecoms chief bins broadband subsidies for the poor

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Re: The dead hand of Obama lives on... @bombastic bob

>>You just TAX "the rich" (which means "the middle class", actually).

That's because the really rich evade paying any tax, you moron.

You are fighting the wrong dudes!! Wake up from your indoctrination before it is too late. Even now Trump's crony is promoting his daughter's products on TV.

http://news.sky.com/story/trump-adviser-kellyanne-conway-counselled-for-ivanka-fashion-plug-10761834

There are not enough FAIL icons to express this correctly.

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Re: The dead hand of Obama lives on... @MrDamage

>>You treat the bible like a EULA, you just scroll to the bottom and click "I Agree", without actually reading it.

LOL, I might have to steal that :)

Upvoted ↑↑↑↑↑↑

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Are you blind?

Trump: Look over there at [poor people, muslim, terrorist, judge, etc.] ================>

<=====Don't look over here at my rich pals getting richer and me getting a cut of everything.

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Alleged HPE fraud man Peter Sage once ran dodgy pharma biz

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Amazing!

I read a story about a con-man who set up a business that was actually successful. Unfortunately he did not want to pay his bills so went to jail. It must be a certain sort of genius who have great ideas but are so greedy that they're doomed to failure.

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Grumpy Trump trumped, now he's got the hump: Muslim ban beaten back by appeals court

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@chris jasper

About a month :(

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Honeypots: Free psy-ops weapons that can protect your network before defences fail

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>>So yeah, a honeypot is a valid technique, but is it the best?

As we expected it got you to post, so yes it seems to work.

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Trump's cybersecurity strategy kinda makes sense, so why delay?

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Re: FAKE NEWS, believe me

Just so. I read yesterday that Rumpy Pumpy now decrees that all opinion polls that don't favour him are fake news. The man is clearly quite insane :(

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Chrome 56 quietly added Bluetooth snitch API

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Shopping

Yesterday I was buying something online using Chromium Version 55.0.2883.87 Built on Ubuntu , running on Ubuntu 16.04 (64-bit).

IIRC I had clicked on the PayPal button when a Google box appeared saying something like "As this is a Google approved store would you like to pay Google instead?" It also mentioned £1000 cover for losses. I should have taken a screen shot but I was so annoyed that I hastily closed the box.

I have never seen this before, has anybody else?

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Guess who's suffering an email outage. Go on, it's as easy as 123-Reg

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Re: Why would you use email from 123/GoDaddy/HostPapa etc. anyway?

Searching Gmail for two ancient invoices I just entered the cash total in the search box. From 1.5 GB of emails they were found almost instantly. OK I know that Google and the NSA can snoop but there is nothing in there of critical importance.

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Parliamentary Trump-off? Pro-Donald petition passes 100k signatures

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Re: When the resistance tunrs out to be the Empire...

I would not introduce Rumpy Pumpy Trumpy to my mother, let alone the Queen. He's a sack of shit! BTW good luck with your petition, I very much doubt that it will exceed the will of the intelligent people of this country. Prove me wrong.

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Trump's cartoon comedy approach to running a country: 'One in, two out' rule for regulations

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Re: I like it @Mikel

My Father used to say that in theory ½ x ½ = ¼ but in practice it equals 1.

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Texas cops lose evidence going back eight years in ransomware attack

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@pascal

A friend recently took a two week trip to the USA to visit his children. After the visit he bought a train ticket for an early morning departure. He asked if he could stay overnight in the station and was told it was OK. At some point the police arrived and told him to leave, they did not accept that he had a valid ticket. Then they handcuffed him and stamped on the cuffs which hospitalised him due to hand injuries.

Torture, civil forfeiture and legalised spying. I will not be visiting the USA!

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President Trump tweets from insecure Android, security boffins roll eyes

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Oh dear!

History (if we will have any) shows that this moron is (with the exception of Caligula) the most useless bastard ever to be in a position of power.

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Re: What's up, El Reg?

I wish that I could upvote you more, "whelk stall" LOL

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It's official: Ejit – sorry – Ajit Pai is new FCC boss (he's the one who hates network neutrality)

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Re: from article: "President Snowflake"?

Hey Bob here's something you can try, pull up a picture of your hero and keep looking at it. After a while what do you see.....

FAKE tan...

FAKE tan...

FAKE tan...

FAKE tan...

FAKE tan...

FAKE...

FAKE...

FAKE...

FAKE...

FAKE...

FAKE...

Then when you realise that Agent Orange is working for Putin you really need to be scared. He will divide and destroy the USA. How easy it will be to create a "state of emergency" and suspend democracy. Like Mugabe's "war veterans" all you need is a private army of armed nutjobs to dissuade any form of insurrection. Good luck in your new world, you will need it.

P.S. No media or leftie leaning involved in making this discernment, just open eyes.

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Trump's 'cyber tsar' Giuliani among creds leaked in mass hacks

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Meanwhile over in Russia

Putin is logging into the NSA database

Username: trump

Password: GoldenShower

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Lord of the Dance set to deliver high kicks at Trump’s big ball

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Re: because their candidate lost

Upvoted for "Twitler"!

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CIA boss: Make America (a) great (big database of surveillance on citizens, foreigners) again!

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Huh!

I don't understand why people voted for a man who stated that he would repeal affordable health care. Maybe someone can educate me.

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Fired Ofcom Remainer bod sues UK gov for withholding his payoff

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Almost right

"slammed Donald Trump as "America's Berlusconi."

Most probably we will find that he's more like Mugabe.

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Uber coughs up $20m after 'lying about how much its drivers make'

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Nice idea

When Uber arrived I really thought that it was a good thing, but they have continually acted badly. I won't be using their services

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Korean boffins vow 1,000km-an-hour supertrain

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I can foresee two problems;

1) In the USA every loony with a gun will be perforating the tube.

2) When the pods get stuck due to either 1) or other malfunction the passengers will roast to death in the hot sunshine.

Thinks; Maybe always travel at night.

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Trump inauguration DDoS protest is 'illegal', warn securobods

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A sad day :(

After tomorrow Putin will laugh himself to sleep each night. I feel sorry for the youth of today, I don't think that they'll be seeing a pension.

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Why Theresa May’s hard Brexit might be softer than you think

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Remember *Carnets?

Pre-EU i worked for a company that rented professional audio equipment. I regularly took a >£100,000 gadget to Holland and this is how it worked.

In Harwich dock I had to go to five different porta-cabins and stand at a window in the rain while getting my papers stamped.

On the Dutch side they had everything in one warm building with showers and coffee machines. On one trip some jumped up official in Harwich forced me to alter the paperwork which meant that arriving in Hook van Holland they asked me for, IIRC, one million guilders in VAT! I had to take the next ferry back to Harwich :(

Is this how Brexit is going to be? One total fuck-up when trying to move goods around Europe!!

*https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ATA_Carnet

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Apple sings another iTune following Brexit as prices rise by up to a third

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Bright ideas - not

So far our (UK) governments best ideas are these;

1) Grammar schools, duh! (I went to one and it was crap)

2) Become a tax haven, so it's a race to the bottom and none of the multi-nationals will pay any tax*

3) Stick our heads up Trump's arse and hope for the best.

I kid you not that (apart from the Cuban missile crisis) I have never been so depressed about the state of our country.

*http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-36727853

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Trump fan Peter Thiel 'considering' CA Terminator role*

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Rumpy Pumpy Trumpy

When a critical amount of arseholes start circling around the great arsehole attractor a massive black hole will form and we will all die.

Luckily they may never be all in the same venue.....oh wait!

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SpaceX makes successful rocket launch

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Down with this sort of thing

I'm not never going to watch a launch again if no non-facebook rockets don't explode. Nope!

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BT installs phone 'spam filter', says it'll strain out mass cold-callers

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Re: How much to review your spam call messages?

Re: Caller ID

You can get for free but you have to make at least two calls through BT per month. Look in the phone book under "Privacy".

I use a prefix when dialling for cheap calls but made a point of making those two BT calls a month. (shows how much I hate BT!)

Then Caller ID stopped working but I got charged for a whole year before it was fixed. Any chance of a refund? Nope :(

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Now that's a Blue Screen of Death: Windows 10 told me to jump off a cliff

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Re: Methinks MSFT (and some here) are taking this too seriously.

In the style of Leisure Suit Larry I'm building a game called "Rumpy Pumpy Trumpy". In it you travel the world banging hookers while playing a trumpet. Bonus points if you know any Russian Jazz classics like this one, the trumpet starts after 30 secs. (SFW)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71L6dojzqAk

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This'll be the next thing Trump crows about: Apple assembling servers on American soil

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Civil war coming to a country near you soon?

Sponsored by Putin's pawn :(

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Re: Tax break?

To get you started I'll buy two pairs of your finest lederhosen :)

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New Windows 10 privacy controls: Just a little snooping – or the max

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Re: "Just don't use Windows 10 on-line."

"Tell that to owners of Lenovo gear!"

Typing this on a Lenovo B590, dual booting Win8 and Ubuntu 16.04. Everything is working with no problems.

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‘Artificial Intelligence’ was 2016's fake news

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Please rearrange these words

"they can make act software dumber"

"web services today far are based on "

"Year Happy New"

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A vintage year for snoopers and big state-ists

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Ugh!

I'm sick of seeing Trump's smug face, can we replace it with an image of a plastic turd? A real turd has uses, compost or if you are a chimp as a missile. A plastic turd has only one use and that is as a joke.

Trump seems to have gathered around him the biggest collection of arseholes available, the future looks bleak.

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Make Christmas Great Again: $149 24-karat gold* Trump tree ornament

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Hostile takeover of the USA by Trump Org.

I just saw this, it seems that Putin's plan has worked.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-latest-oath-president-us-norman-eisen-ethics-law-white-house-ivanka-a7436586.html

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'Data saturation' helped to crash the Schiaparelli Mars probe

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Re: Sci-Fi Story

Not "Ding Ding!" but "DingDong!" :)

http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/news/2478323/amazon-echo-and-google-home-get-take-on-from-bejing-ling-long-ding-dong

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