* Posts by KBeee

121 posts • joined 26 Feb 2010

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German competition watchdog tells Facebook to stop combining user data without consent

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Re: "its usual argument that people want highly tailored content"

My experience exactly. I just bought a label printer, I'm being emailed constantly with adverts to buy other brand label printers. How many label printers do they think I want? It's less "Targeted Advertising" than Mistargeted crap.

I've also never been on Facebook, but I get daily emails to my real full name, and private email address trying to get me to sign up. I know they got this information about me by slurping info from the Contacts of a friend who is on Facebook. What a cunt Company.

Remember the old joke "How do you know a Politician is lying?" "Their lips move"? I think that pretty much applies to Facebook and all their assurances too.

Not cool, man: Dixons spanked over discount on luxury 'smart' fridge with wildly fluctuating price

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Re: DFS

That was the CMA, not the ASA. Bout time too. I always wondered why there was only "1 room left" and "4 people are looking at this hotel" when looking at a hotel in February in Italy for a conference. Not exactly peak holiday season.

Furious Apple revokes Facebook's enty app cert after Zuck's crew abused it to slurp private data

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Scum

Why does everything FB touches end up smelling of shit?

Sad relics of UK launch capability returned to Blighty while NASA fiddles with Boeing crew

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Black Arrow

Didn't I read on El Reg that Black Arrow was dropped so as not to compete with the French Ariadne project as a bargaining chip to allow the UK to join the EEC (as it then was) without the French vetoing the application again?

Alphabet board smacked with sueball for paying off Google execs accused of sexual harassment

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Re: PR stunt

I guess you missed the bit about it's the shareholders that are suing. Paying someone $90M that's accused to quietly go away looks like "look after our pals" more than "look after our shareholders"

Scumbag hackers lift $1m from children's charity

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There seems to be some confusion amongst both the comments and the article author. The article is about Save the Children Federation (not "Foundation"), also known as Save the Children USA (founded 1932), and modelled after the UK Save the Children Fund (founded 1919). They are not the same organisations.

British fixed broadband is cheap … and, er, fairly nasty – global survey

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Meh

Re: Downloads

23GB for JLR Europe + Russia map updates!

JAXA probe's lucky MASCOT plonks down on space rock Ryugu without a hitch

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Joke

Re: Wow! Just .... wow!

No need to be so impresed. It's not rocket science..

Oh wait

Connected car data handover headache: There's no quick fix... and it's NOT just Land Rovers

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Re: How does this "feature" work?

From my experience, you set up an online account connected to the car. If there's someone else already "associated" to that car the dealer can "evict" them. If it was a private sale, you'd need to get the previous owner to dis-associate themselves (might go back 2 or 3 owners of course).

Then (from outside the car) connect, then you need to get in the car yourself and hold Button B for 15 seconds or whatever, and go through a procedure to set yourself up (resetting PINs etc. from default).

If after that you connect your Android phone cos you trust Google, then God Help You.

But I'm quite happy my car knows I've gone to Tescos, then back home, then Waitrose (posh MILFS!!!!)

Shock Land Rover Discovery: Sellers could meddle with connected cars if not unbound

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Re: Why so hard?

There IS a button you need to hold for 10 seconds inside the car to register as the new keeper of the vehicle, along side having to set up an online account etc. which requires the VIN. The problem arises when the seller of the vehicle fails to un-register their old account/vehicle association when they sell it. Just having a button inside held for 10 seconds to dis-associate the old owner from the system would be great for a car thief that had stolen your key to nick your car.

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Re: Why so hard?

The point is, there IS a button you need to hold for 10 seconds inside the car to register as the new keeper of the vehicle, along side having to set up an online account etc. which requires the VIN. The problem arises when the seller of the vehicle fails to un-register their old account/vehicle association when they sell it.

Tech support chap given no training or briefing before jobs, which is why he was arrested

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Happy

I was vetted once before a job we were planning to do at Buck House. Turns out that once you've got your ID pass, you get 20% in the gift shop!

Atari accuses El Reg of professional trolling and making stuff up. Welp, here's the interview tape for you to decide...

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Re: Oh how the might have fallen...

GEM - was that "Graphical Enviroment Manager" or am I misremembering? Imagine if it'd had 1/100th the money spent developing it as Windows got.

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Re: Oh how the might have fallen...

Imagine if GEM had had 1/100th the money spent developing it as Windows got, what an OS it could have been.

British egg producers saddened by Google salad emoji update

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Re: Confused

It's the bit left on the side of your plate after eating steak and chips

Boffins detect antimatter thundering down from Hurricane Patricia

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Joke

Re: What I want to know

Even worse if you've got a "Prince Albert" fitted

There will be blood: BT to axe 13,000 employees

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Meh

I wonder how much that block they own by St. Pauls is worth. Or do they actually own it?

What could Facebook possibly do next to reassure privacy fears? Yup – make a dating app

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Unhappy

Re: "[the] Oculus Go, [..] is now available in 32 countries for $199"

Unfortunately, if you buy anything from anybody that advertises with FB, you've already given them money. The advertising costs are paid for by you when you purchase a burger/beer/softdrink or whatever.

Any social media accounts to declare? US wants travelers to tell

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Re: As one Canadian guy said, "Canada is not your f------ safety school"

There does seem to be an assumption that the US can limit or stop people moving to live there, but woe betide any Country trying to stop a US citizen from relocating.

Corking story: Idiotic smart wine bottle idea falls over, passes out

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Joke

Re: > spend money upfront on a device that can only be used with its cartridges

If they'd called themselves "Kuvee Blockchain" they'd have been onto a winner.

Does my boom look big in this? New universe measurements bewilder boffins

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Joke

Cosmology

The Universe is like an erection - the more you think about it, the harder it gets

Facebook told to stop stalking Belgians or face fines of €250k – a day

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Re: Maybe there's hope yet?

Unfortunately later in the article it says that the estimated 3 million under 25 leavers will be more than made up by over 25 year old joiners.

Of course Uber allegedly had a tool to remotely destroy evidence

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Male ware and Trojans conjures up a very disturbing image..

But Uber is the very best of illustrations of what's wrong with cunt companies.

KBeee

Male ware and Trojans conjures up a very disturbing image..

But Uber is the very best of illustrations of what's wrong with cunt companis.

Beyond code PEBCAK lies KMACYOYO, PENCIL and PAFO

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Happy

In financial circles

LOMBARD - Loads Of Money But A Real Dickhead

And who could forget the San Diego Wild Animal Parks "Wgasa" Bush Line?

HMS Queen Lizzie formally joins the Royal Navy

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Joke

Capt. Kyd?

"Arrrrrr Liz, she be a fine seaboat with plentiful space for Pirate Treasure" - Captain Kyd

WW2 Enigma machine to be seized from shamed pharma bro Shkreli

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Re: Is this what we're doing now?

No, seize the illegal gains of criminals to try to compensate the poor sods their solipsistic world view hurt.

EU's tech giant tax plan moves forward

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Re: @ J. Smith

Well, my cash ISA is currently paying an eye-watering 0.001% interest rate.. TAX FREE! (as just about ANY savings account is Tax Free now - except for multi-million ones)

ICO slaps cab app chaps for 10-day spam crap

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Exchange rate

$2.8M = £3.7M! Blimey, I didn't realise the £ had dropped so much.

Vodafone won't pay employee expenses for cups of coffee

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Re: Whats the issue?

There used to be a saying along the lines of "When the Company you work for starts counting the pens and the paperclips, look for a new Company".

Also, over the years many subsidised canteens have vanished in the UK because HMRC now consider them a taxable perk, and it's simpler for the Company just to close them rather than fuck around. I believe the opposite happens in France, where giving your Worker Bees a reasonably priced meal is encouraged.

Foot-long £1 sausage roll arrives

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Joke

Re: Offal and fat

"...Once, at a chicken-grab in Saudi, I ate a 'meat parcel'; turned out to be a sheeps eyeball, which I worked out for myself whilst I was wondering what the 'smartie' was that I was crunching on :)"

Cheap, and they'll see you through the week

I've got a verbal govt contract for Hyperloop, claims His Muskiness

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But it's easy! NY to DC is about 225 miles. For a 30 minute journey, you just need to build pods that can go about 600 mph so speed up/slow down times are taken into account. Rather than waste time and money digging tunnels, just put wings on the Pods and a couple of jet engines...

'Coke dealer' called us after his stash was stolen – cops

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Joke

Re: Florida Man

"Channel 4 were sold the idea by Endemol, a Dutch company. Where does Sir Bob come in to this?"

Sir Joseph Bazalgette built the great sewers in London, and one of his decendants (Peter Bazalgette) is a key figure in Endomol UK.

One got the shit out of London, the other got it back in.

Bonkers call to boycott Raspberry Pi Foundation over 'gay agenda'

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Joke

Re: And ther rest...

"I used to work with a bloke with a big shaggy beard who wore womens earings every day that I saw him. Earrings definitely aren't a good indicator to rely on."

I bet if you asked him how long he'd been wearing them, he'd have said "Ever since my Missus found them on the back seat of our car"

Gig economy tech giants are 'free riding' on the welfare state, say MPs

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No, in the same way as a sole trader using only Dover Boot Fair isn't an employee of Dover Boot Fair.

Linux Mint-using terror nerd awaits sentence for training Islamic State

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Joke

Re: Low tech

Yeah, it ain't rocket science. Oh wait...

NASA agent faces heat for 'degrading' moon rock sting during which grandmother wet herself

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Facepalm

Moon samples

I remember a few years ago a TV progrm about one of the Moon landing astronauts that mixed moondust he'd gathered from the creases and crevasses of his moonsuit (not from the official samples/specimens) mixed them with paint, and painted pictures containing real moondust. No doubt he is now doing Life + 99 years.

Far out: Dark matter bridges millions of light-years long spotted between galaxies

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Re: The assumption that it's matter

mmmmmmmm... cosmic star goat curry....

US military makes first drop of Mother-of-All-Bombs on Daesh-bags

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Mushroom

Re: Gather Dust?

The thing I found strangest about the Grand Slam bomb on Wiki was "Known officially as the Bomb, Medium Capacity, 22,000 lb"! If that was medium, I'd hate to see a big one!

Wi-Fi sex toy with built-in camera fails penetration test

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Hacking "personal items"

Never underestimate the ingenuity and engineering skill shown when it comes to "Personal" toys.

http://scanlime.org/2012/11/hacking-my-vagina/

Rogue One: This is the Star Wars back story you've been looking for

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I saw the original Star Wars back in the 70's in a cinema in Shaftsbury Avenue. Went with a friend called Phil. When we came out he was enthusing about "Best Film I've Ever Seen!"

I thought it was puerile crap - still do. But I was youmg and forgiving in those days...

Japanese robot space maid will incinerate Earth's dead satellites

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Re: When you said "Robot Space Maid"...

I was thinking... Planetes

Majority of underage sexting suspects turn out to be underage too

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Facepalm

Someone once pointed out to me that a 16 year old couple can get married, go on their honeymoon and have a Nice Lusty Night, and that's perfectly legal. But if they take a selfie of their Nice Lusty Night they are suddenly criminals.

Astronauts on long-haul space flights risk getting 'space brains'

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Re: Space hats!

Naaaaaaaaaa

But if they looked like this...

https://www.pinterest.com/explore/ufo-tv-series/

US govt straight up accuses Russia of hacking prez election

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Re: USA: We be incomptent, yo!

Vote early, vote often

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Re: The proof is in the reciprocity of Russian foreign policy

"...as bad as Gordon Brown's chosen moment to sell UK's gold reserve when can-I-please-come-back-into-politics-because-I-really-miss-robbing-the-taxpayers Tony Blair let him loose on the economy."

It was called "Brown Bottom" in gold trading circles

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Re: The proof is in the reciprocity of Russian foreign policy

Mmmmmmmm.... lamb....

Disney rollercoaster helps pop out kidney stones

KBeee

Wasn't "The Big Thing" for kidney stones a few years ago being put in a bath of water and sonic shocks used to break them up? Couldn't they combine the 2, and fit baths to rollercoasters?

Patriotic Brits rush into streets to celebrate… National Cream Tea Day

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Facepalm

Naaaaa... That's whipped cream, not the proper clotted cream.

Bletchley finds Hitler plain text war machine on Ebay, buys for £10

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Re: Can someone tell me,

Alexander Baron the WW2 writer once saw a "Liberated" piano on the back of a British tank, so no problem with a teleprinter.

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