* Posts by Andy Tunnah

190 posts • joined 24 May 2007

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Funnily enough, charging ££££s for trashy bling-phones wasn't a great idea

Andy Tunnah

Re: "paying out the nose"

Out the arse or through the nose.

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Well duh

It's more important to be seen with the *latest* gear, not the flashiest, when it comes to phones

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Yet more reform efforts at the Euro Patent Office, and you'll never guess what...

Andy Tunnah

They should turn this into a film

And give the role of King Batti to Mads Mikkelson.

I'd watch it

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BOFH: Halon is not a rad new vape flavour

Andy Tunnah

Ergh

£300. For a 17" iiyama CRT. Was a thing of beauty though,

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Live blog: Fired FBI boss spills the beans to US Senate committee

Andy Tunnah

Re: I'm sorry, but...

AcKTually, it's squib, you plebeian

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German court says 'Nein' on Facebook profile access request

Andy Tunnah

You say that now

And yet if the situation affected you in the reverse, I'm sure you'd have a just as clever way of slagging that off too.

I do feel like as it's a minor, there should be some leeway, but overall, I think they're doing the right thing. People expect their profiles to be private, that should extend to after death (and before you open your mouth, my missus died in 2013 and I couldn't access her profile to get pics that were set private, so yes I have experience with this)

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Travel IT biz reportedly testing 100TB SSDs

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Oh my.

I am whatever the male version of "moister than an oyster" is.

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Male escort forgot pregnancy protection, scores data protection instead

Andy Tunnah

Well I learned something new

"Professional priapist" is by far my favourite term I've ever heard for a sausage slinger

Man whore, hourly humper, and er..various ones that'll get my comment deleted I know, but I've never heard that one.

You learn something new every day eh ?

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Boaty McBoatface sinks in South Atlantic on her maiden deployment

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SECOND favourite ? That acid-fuelled yellow bastard ridden by a bunch of hippies as most definitely been usurped!

And don't get me wrong, the amount of time I spent watching that thing while acid soaked myself means it holds a special place in my heart. But anything even slightly associated with David Attenborough comes in at #1

The man is a bloody demi god in my eyes.

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New plastic banknote plans now upsetting environmental campaigners

Andy Tunnah

Re: "300 football fields of rainforest per hour is cleared"

Christ mate you really cocked that one up, well and proper.

I can't help but imagine a game played on a pitch that size. You'd need a space telescope to see the goals

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Ex-military and security firms oppose Home Sec in WhatsApp crypto row

Andy Tunnah

Let em do it.

Let em all remove end to end encryption, put in a backdoor, whatever.

Then when they all flock to a service that *does* offer that, maybe then they'll bloody realise it's not the product they are loyal to, it's the capability of the product.

A terrorist isn't sitting in some cave using Whatsapp because it's the flavour of the month ffs

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Oracle gives FCC a great big sloppy kiss: You're doing a great job axing net neutrality, privacy

Andy Tunnah

Bit of an eejit but..

..this is super disturbing.

And by 'bit' I mean 'window licking champion for 5 years running' - I'm not a smart man by any means. However, even a dunce like me can see how gross this is, and what sort of world it is leading into.

It feels like Trump is normalising a cult of personality; a man so obsessed with opinion and criticism that any slight against him is met with the full force of any number of lawsuits.

And now he's the president of the bloody US, in a funny time in history - with liberals so confident smelling their own farts that they can't see that not everyone shares their ideals, facing off against conservatives recently energised by a man who says all the right words to validate all their prejudice. It feels like sanity is going to become the new fundamentalism

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Two-thirds of TV Licensing prosecutions at one London court targeted women

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It's HOW much?!

Honestly didn't know how much a TV license is. There is no way in HELL I'd pay that much, even if I did watch the Beeb

(I don't have a license because I don't watch TV, nor do a I stream it. Torrent it a lot though..)

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One IP address, multiple SSL sites? Beating the great IPv4 squeeze

Andy Tunnah

Re: We'd have plenty of IPs

Not everyone who reads this site works in tech, not everyone who works in tech works in networking.

Don't be a snob. Or without the S

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Andy Tunnah

Nice

This is excellent. I'm a bit behind on stuff like this, and this is both a great article and a brilliant guide.

Nice work. Would love to say an el reg guide section, for us lads who simply /pretend/ to know what the shit you lot are talking about most the time

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I was authorized to trash my employer's network, sysadmin tells court

Andy Tunnah

Easy fix

Add "don't be a twat" to contracts.

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'At least I can walk away with my dignity' – Streetmap founder after Google lawsuit loss

Andy Tunnah

Who gives a toss about if he used the sex wrong. You're completely missing his point to direct the outrage towards a gender issue.

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Want to come to the US? Be prepared to hand over your passwords if you're on Trump's hit list

Andy Tunnah

Re: What happens

For a minute there I thought I was reading a sincere post from reddit. That is A+ writing, very nearly got me HL+S'erd

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So will I be barred ?

I don't use social media - no twitter, snapchat, instagram etc.

I *do* have a facebook, but it's under a fake name (if I wanted to keep in touch with you after school I would do so), and I only add very close friends, people I'm in regular contact with, and it it is so I can speak exactly like I would face to face, so as you can guess, my posts are all the sort of things mates say only to other mates.

If I went to the states would I get into trouble for not having anything ? My facebook is absolutely non-identifiable (I don't have any family members on it - I don't know about you lads but it doesn't matter how old you are, you don't swear in front of your mam, it applies to 32 year old me, it'll apply to 62 year old me god willing, and my lexicon is...quite scottish, so I have no family on there at all)

I'm planning on doing a US trip in 2018, purely as a tourist, but I'll be buggered if you're gonna get a chance to see what I think about my mate ben's latest bird.

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Intel's Atom C2000 chips are bricking products – and it's not just Cisco hit

Andy Tunnah

I smell an oscar

Bang up detective and reporting work. All you need now is a script and a role for Mark Ruffalo

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Doomsday Clock moves to 150 seconds before midnight. Thanks, Trump

Andy Tunnah

"Ta Trump" fits better

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Counter-terror cops arrest pair for sending poo-smeared toilet paper to public figures

Andy Tunnah

Talk about shitposting!

...I'll get my coat...

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Small ISPs 'probably' won't receive data retention order following IP Bill

Andy Tunnah

Re: If I said the next thing a say will be a lie and the last thing I said was the truth

Kind of related. but this is how I deal with my encryption keys to remove the chance of being forced to reveal them

I have my encryption key on a USB device, and a copy in my encrypted volume. I mount my encrypted volume, and shred the USB drive (er, software shred, I'm not made of money).

When I need to unmount, I copy it back to the USB. So if anyone were to come knocking, force unmount or simply flicking the plug makes the volume inaccessible and I can't be compelled to reveal what I don't have.

I will admit this has bitten me in the arse...twice...through the stupidity of an adorably excitable dog and her ability to trip a power cable. But the price you pay for security and all

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2.1Gbps speeds over LTE? That's not a typo, EE's already done it

Andy Tunnah

Unlreated to the story but..

..does anyone know the brand of lipstick the lad in the stock photo is using on his bottom lip because that is just a fantastic colour

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Airbus flies new plane for the first time

Andy Tunnah

Re: Not surprising its safe, no one is doing anything exciting anymore nowadays

People aren't a fan of prototype technologies on commercial aircraft. They want safe, reliable, and well understood.

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MacBook headphone hell

Andy Tunnah

Re: Apple deaf to feedback?

HE SAID TURN LEFT AT REDBACK

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'Hacker' accused of idiotic plan to defraud bank out of $1.5 million

Andy Tunnah

I WTF'ed out loud

Well, it was a more whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat the fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

But ya, a level of stupidity it actually makes an acronym valid. Congrats to him!

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Super Cali: Be realistic, 'autopilot' is bogus – even though the sound of it is something quite precocious

Andy Tunnah

Whoever writes these titles

...is are an artiste!

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Assange returns to Earth

Andy Tunnah

Re: Half man, half mushroom, half leak?

thatsthejoke.jpg

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US extradition of Silk Road suspect OK'd by Irish judge

Andy Tunnah

"Not going on a rant cos 'Americans desperatly need to be liberated.' Learn to proof read or spell please AC cos your thick?"

Kinda hard to take you seriously when you're insulting the intelligence of another person while not being able to use "you're" properly

Dumbass

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Tight-wad Apple repair techs swapped our damaged iGear with used kit – lawsuit

Andy Tunnah

They're Apple users, so..all of it *ducks*

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I want to learn about gamification but all I see is same-ification

Andy Tunnah

Burnt out

Everyone assumed the other side of Brexit they were voting for was an elaborate prank

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Andy Tunnah

Praise be to Dabbs

I'm only 31 but you speak to me on a level that I couldn't be arsed finishing

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Intel's Knights Landing lands

Andy Tunnah

Superior nerdities needed

Hey I'm not on the same level as a lot of you lads so can one of you more experienced folks explain to me why you would pick these over an nVidia part ?

The P100 reported on earlier does 5.3 teraflops DP, these do considerably less at 3.46 for the top-end part. I know there's more to a part than that but talking purely metrics, why would these be chosen over the green team ?

This is way WAY over my head, I actually no next to nothing about co-processors, but this has me curious

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The Windows Phone story: From hope to dusty abandonware

Andy Tunnah

Aww

I *really* like windows phone. Purely because of the home screen, I hate Apple's and Android's way of just splatting icons, the tiles made the phone for me

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Ego and CEO are 66 per cent the same

Andy Tunnah

It's almost slapstick

I've been finding it hard to watch because the characters get these highs then are instantly bitch-slapped. The arcs are really small and painful to view.

I miss the overall tone of the show

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Andy Tunnah

Re: it had a female coder

She did, she was offered a job, but her terms weren't for the job, they were blackmail terms to not mention the whole ordeal to the boss at the time

I doubt she'll have a 3rd appearance.

And ya I totally agree she was a great character, she rounded off the trio of coders

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Kentucky to build 3,400-mile state-owned broadband network – and a fight is brewing

Andy Tunnah

'Murica

It baffles me how easy the big companies can get people on their side by just using buzzwords.

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Got a pricey gaming desktop from PC World for Xmas? Check the graphics specs

Andy Tunnah

Not a Ti

The latest range of nVidia cards really screwed up, because the 970 was so good, the 980 they released along side it wasn't worth the extra money..especially because everyone knew the Ti was coming, the full fat card.

This meant that nobody was buying 980s, even though they were great cards, they just weren't worth the extra over a 970, or the saving over a Ti. So systems ended up putting them in, as they were a great card, and more importantly the people who buy systems just seen the number and thought it was the top end.

Long story short, it's the 980, not the Ti, and a 500w PSU is fine

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Researcher claims Facebook tried to gag him over critical flaw

Andy Tunnah

Whoa

Now this was a rollercoaster of a story! Gotta say though, I think facebook were in the right. Purely because it seems like this guy was constantly just BEGGING for a loophole or opening. I don't blame him mind, the idea of showing up facebook and the like is a wet dream many of us...dream of (shut up, prose is not my thing).

I truly believe there was mischief at heart in this...not malice though. But then again it isn't a stretch to think he thought he was doing a public service, showing the absolute abysmal security measures the people in charge with 105% of the population's social media (er...maths too) take.

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'Paedo hunter' who made £40,000 from blackmail jailed for 9 years

Andy Tunnah

Holy conflict Batman!

I have never been so internally conflicted. On the one hand, he's fucking over kiddie-fiddlers, which while not the best outcome, is great, but on the other, he's most probably one himself.

When the fiddlers start diddling, who diddles the fiddle-diddlers ?! (That's the worst paraphrasing of "who polices the police" ever, but I'm gonna stick with it)

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Who's right on crypto: An American prosecutor or a Lebanese coder?

Andy Tunnah

Nope, don't care

I find the examples given deplorable, as I expect (hope?) everyone else does, but I just will never support broken encryption.

You can tell me all the horror stories you want, but at the end of the day it will just never be worth it, because while crimes and examples are something ready to display the power of the "for" argument, the power of encryption means we don't have any examples of the "against" column, and that's what I'll always be rooting for. The day where someone can show "but dissident was tracked, his phone hacked, and now is strung up in the gallows" is a day we've failed.

People suck, crime sucks, but it isn't just a phone that makes a case, and I truly believe more harm than good will come out of broken encryption.

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Uber Australia is broke: 'We don't pay tax because we don't generate revenue'

Andy Tunnah

Re: I think Al Capone sort of tried the same kind of argument ...

You're a bit of an obnoxious bellend ain't ya

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Andy Tunnah

Hmmm

I go on my phone, I order a pizza, a guy drives it here and I pay via a card. Is that restaurant in fact a technology company then ?

Full of shite the lot of em

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'Cancer-causing bacon would put a real dampner on processed pig sales'

Andy Tunnah

Am I psychic ?

In my mind, processed meat has always been a cancer romancer. If not for the cancer, the heart disease. If not for the heart disease, for the cholesterol. If not for the..you get the idea.

It's processed reformed pig meat. We're not eating it as an after-gym pick me up

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Crash this beauty? James Bond's concept DB10 Aston debuts in Spectre

Andy Tunnah

It kinda looks like..

..a Chinese knock-off of a DB7.

BB7!

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How to get 10Gbit/s home broadband in the US: Step 1. Move to Chattanooga, TN

Andy Tunnah

I'm not a religious man..

..but 10gbit ? Jesus Christ!

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No 4King way: Dolby snuggles its high-def TV tech into MStar SoCs

Andy Tunnah

Could do with some advice

I'm on the verge of upgrading my PC into a 4K rig, but instead of a monitor I'm going to be using a TV - I recently moved to gaming on a TV and after a while I no longer noticed the fidelity loss from coming from a high end monitor. So I'm going to get a 4K TV, as 4K really needs to be big screen to properly enjoy it.

But the reason is also because 4K TVs are cheap as chips, Costco has some cracking sets in the 600 quid range. Will this HDR palaver really make that much of a difference, or is it more for films ? This'll be mostly used for gaming, and any films displayed on it will be er...downloaded.

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Shocker: Net anarchist builds sneaky 220v USB stick that fries laptops

Andy Tunnah

Re: Hmmm...

The article not only says this is an upgrade, but links to the original article from March. You basically offered up a link that is present in the article as some sort of proof of El Reg screwing up. By trying to look smart you came off looking like a tit

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Andy Tunnah

Good recruitment tool

If I was trying to find someone to hire, I would litter these outside the offices, the ones who picked it up and used them would be instantly removed from contention, because if you're stupid enough to do that then lord knows what else you would do

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