* Posts by Andy Tunnah

226 posts • joined 24 May 2007


Using a free VPN? Why not skip the middleman and just send your data to President Xi?

Andy Tunnah

Re: "at least you know who the owners are"

>Do you trust someone whose money come from utterly exploiting people?

You do realise how incredibly insulting that statement is to adult entertainment working women, right ?

'DerpTroll' derps into plea deal, admits DDoS attacks on EA, Steam, Sony game servers

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10 years ?

Didn't a guy just get 2 years for literally killing a young lass via food allergy ?

Imagine getting a 5x longer sentence for slightly inconveniencing gamers.

Six lawsuits against FCC's 5G idiocy – that $2bn windfall for telcos – is bundled into one appeals court sueball

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I love Republicans

They're just absolutely shameless. They claim to be all about small government, less federal interference, but the moment the profits of one of their corporate masters' is threatened, they're all up in that.

And the line "and the FCC claims this will free up billions of dollars that the telcos will then invest back into building out the network." genuinely made me laugh out loud.

Microsoft has signed up to the Open Invention Network. We repeat. Microsoft has signed up to the OIN

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Re: Android?

I read that as tittybonk

The grand-plus iPhone is the new normal – this is no place for paupers

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Even for apple tax, this is vile

Around a quid a gig to go from 256 to 512. What in the everloving shit.

By gum, that's chewy: Samsung's NF1 fattens M.2 card capacity with wider gumstick format

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Dear lord

I know I don't need it, I know I have no need for it, and would never even hit the performance limit. But by God I want one.

Super Cali health inspectors: Tesla blood awoke us

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Re: "Tesla should be ashamed of itself. "

Why does it suggest that ? People respond differently to different things. Some people get arsey or angry when they're falsely accused, some people do it when they're accurately accused. Their prickly response, imo, shows a human being angry because of quite damaging accusations against the business they love working for. But that's just me

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You're the one bracketing em with ISIS, KKK, et al. The rest of us know extremism has different applications.

Looking to nab Nvidia's GeForce chips? You need cash and patience

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Re: Not the best timing

Haha aww you're a good soul mate, will get me a large kebab with that!

Make it 6 quid so I can have a can of vimto too

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Not the best timing

I'm really broke atm, things are going terribly. But just before this started I was lucky enough to get myself a 1080Ti (got it on release date, buggers even tacked on an extra 20 quid because "we've had to let a lot of people down holding this for you"), and I tell ya, it's getting more and more tempting to flog it. 4K gaming is beautiful, and my health is the cause of my woes, which means I have just..all the free time. Which I play games with. If I sell this a GTX670 would be my replacement. Nevermind low settings, most games won't even bloody run.

I've had more than a few msgs on Reddit from people offering me £800, £900 cash in hand for it. It's an absolute bloody nightmare. I might be the only person ever to be gutted that his graphics card is still the best out there.

Mum? Dad? Can I have a 3D XPoint disk for my birthday?

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What is the market for these

The reason you got PCIe is because SATA isn't cutting it, or you just wanna show off. You pay the premium for the extra speed it offers, for your games or software.

I can't imagine anyone wanting to pay a premium for such a tiny SSD. Well, unless Apple decide to brand them and make them essential for the mac experience..

Microsoft says 'majority' of Windows 10 use will be 'streamlined S mode'

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How generous!

When you buy a complete version of W10, they'll let you go back to that version without charging you. Does their largess know no bounds?!

Hypersonic nukes! Nuclear-powered drone subs! Putin unwraps his new (propaganda) toys

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Re: Little reactors?

I LOVE how you tailor your CV to every thread on el reg. Honestly, reading your fantastical comments are my fave part of these forums. You try to baffle us with brilliance, and you just end up blinding yourself with bullshit.

I LOVE it.

Bright idea: Make H when the Sun shines, and H when it doesn't

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Re: Molten salt ?

God damnit that is a quality pun @a pressbutton

Careful with the 'virtual hugs' says new FreeBSD Code of Conduct

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Re: It's not rocket surgery

Ah Bob, you're so reliable. You're like a Japanese train for opinions expressed as facts.

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It's not rocket surgery

Don't initiate physical greetings or placations with strangers/people you barely know, it's weird, INCREDIBLY weird. Virtual or not, the people you're doing it to picture it happening.

Go hug your bloody Mam instead, she'd welcome it.

And lo! Crypto-coins came unto the holy land. And the wise decreed they must all be taxed

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Re: This post has been deleted by a moderator

I reported your disgusting post, for calling Jews sub-prime people, and just being an abhorrent shit when talking about Israel.

Your comment was the first register post which made me legitimately angry. Maybe try venting your views in public, to real people, see how well that goes. But you won't, because you're a racist coward.

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So how's this gonna work ?

At what price do you pay tax ? When you bought them or when you sold them ? If the former, how will they stop people from saying "oh these ? I traded 6000 for a can of Coke years ago!". Or do people pay it when they sell them, which will make trading them a ballache

Oi, force Microsoft to cough up emails on Irish servers to the Feds, US states urge Supremes

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Re: Change "email" with "money"...

>Change "email" with "money"...

... and you see the same should apply to money stored offshore.

Doesn't work. It's more like if a US bank had overseas branches. The US courts should still be allowed to compel the company to reveal account info. They're not physically asking for the money to be moved, they're asking to see the balance.

I could understand if the crim used a different provider, one that wasn't a US-based company. But it's generally understood that even though you're using a worldwide accessible service, you're accessing the "local" version.

Don't get me wrong, I'm all for the courts being in Microsoft's favour. It's just, rationally, I find it hard to support

Twitter's blue tick rule changes may lower the sueball barrier

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That stock photo

Looks like someone just accused her of farting.

Ads watchdog tells Plusnet: There's no way unlimited business broadband costs £4.50

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A customer tends to mean a single purchase, consumer means obligation

Wanna exorcise Intel's secretive hidden CPU from your hardware? Meet Purism's laptops

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Star Wars: Big Euro cinema group can't handle demand for tickets to new flick

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Re: spoilerific

And yet, you can almost guarantee someone has already drawn porn of it.

Real Mad-quid: Murky cryptojacking menace that smacked Ronaldo site grows

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I'm OK with this

Honestly, I'd rather give up CPU cycles than see intrusive (or any, really) ads. I'm fortunate enough, probably like most people here, to have a powerful CPU, so the cycles are spare anyway. I could see how for a lot of users it'd be more of a problem.

It'd be nice to see it evolve into a way for it to be managed, via some sort of side action of seeing how well the page is loading, to determine how much strain the mining is having on the user.

But when I'm browsing the web, it tends to be all I'm doing (bar a tv show or movie playing in the corner) so I think it's a great way to help pay for sites.

The problem is the internet has always been "free", and that mentality is never really going to go away. Far too many people see ads as some sort of insult almost, even if they're not intrusive; just them existing is a problem. But content creators need to get paid!

Is that a bulge in your pocket or... do you have an iPhone 8+? Apple's batteries look swell

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I hate myself a little for how much I want this to be a full-on Note style issue.

I know it's pathetic, but they're just SO SMUG

Power meltdown 'fries' SourceForge, knocks site's servers titsup

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Re: Pedant's corner

Maybe he's from an Arabian country

'Alternative network provider' CityFibre boosts sales 36%

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I seen "It connected another 745 customer premises to its fibre metro area network (MAN)" and thought the MAN was short for Manchester. Got all excited.

I'm..not a smart person :/

Hotter than the Sun: JET – Earth’s biggest fusion reactor, in Culham

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I love things like this, absolutely blows my mind.

But hands down, my absolute favourite fact about this; even though this is the pinnacle of high-science, one day this'll be seen as humdrum. We'll be so advanced that harnessing the powers of a bloody STAR will be met with the same nonchalance as showing a teenager a gameboy today.

Crap cracked fat-attack Pact app chaps slapped in pact backtrack infract

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Re: Headline

TIL I'm 8 years old.

China orders immediate shuttering of Bitcoin exchanges

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This has been coming for a while. A fortnight ago China banned ICOs (El Reg covered it here https://www.theregister.co.uk/2017/09/05/china_bans_cryptocurrency_ico_raisings/ ). China was always going to move towards this.

Moving currency out of the middle kingdom is a challenge (it might be illegal ? Don't quote me on that). So bitcoin was seen as a great way to cover cash in a society with very prying eyes. So of course they were going to crack down on it. China would never allow something like bitcoin to become pervasive, as they can't control it. And China isn't one to let that slide.

The thing with the Norks is that even if they did buy bitcoin, how are they going to monetise it in a big enough way to make it worthwhile. They need to move tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars a WEEK. No exchange could facilitate that and it not be noticed. Sure they could pay one off..but in today's age, with so many electronic eyes, it'd last about as long as a gnat orgasm

Paris nightclub red-faced after booze-for-boobs offer exposed

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Really ?

>before questioning if those that agree to expose themselves have not already drunk too much.

Ah yes, because a woman who flashes her tatas is clearly in no straight state of mind and must be being taken advantage of. Or maybe they just don't really see it as a big deal, and hey, some *might even find it funny*.

But nope, it's gotta be exploitation.

Tomorrow, DreamHost will square up to US DoJ to avoid handing over 1.3m IP addresses of anti-Trump site visitors

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Re: Trump brings out the best in people

>I'm not a fan of Trump, but he is the POTUS.

For some reason I'm having trouble believing that

FBI's spyware-laden video claims another scalp: Alleged sextortionist charged

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I've never been so happy..

...to be reminded of stereotypical reprisals in prison.

They are gonna fillet this bastard, and honestly, I am slightly giddy at the thought of it

Las Vegas locks down ahead of DEF CON hacking conference

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Seems stupid to not accept USB

A big company like UPS is bound to be using the best, virus-impervious computers anyway, macs.


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Virus scanners can only catch known threats or their derivatives (is that the right word ?), so if an enterprising hacker creates something knew, the scanners won't catch it.

BTW if I'm wrong on this I'd love some education. I assume this is how it works; scanners only know what to look for because of a database and the way they act. If there's more to it than that, I'd love to learn

Want to visit your loved one in jail? How about Skype instead?

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Why not both ?!

Video conferencing for the day to day, to replace impersonal phone calls. And it's not just the the inmates who would benefit from this, can you imagine the joy it'd bring kids, especially younger ones, who would get to see Dad ?

This is has a whole other awesome side to it; a lot of parents won't bring kids to prisons/jails, it's just not suitable. A lot of the incarcerated never even get to see their kids grow up. Now they can watch birthdays, speak regularly, show them the macaroni art. Damnit I'm tearing up here.

Can you imagine as well the power taking that away would have to encourage behaviour ? More than a lot of cons hold onto the idea of seeing their loved ones again. A constant reminder of what they look and sound like would be god damn glorious.

And of course, keep the face to face visits, because cutting off human contact that doesn't involve a shiv is downright barbaric.

And to to the prick who said "don't do the crime blah blah I'm a twat", don't be an insensitive bellend.

(mods feel free to remove that line if it went too far)

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

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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

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

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They should turn this into a film

And give the role of King Batti to Mads Mikkelson.

I'd watch it

BOFH: Halon is not a rad new vape flavour

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

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

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Re: I'm sorry, but...

AcKTually, it's squib, you plebeian

German court says 'Nein' on Facebook profile access request

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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)

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.

Male escort forgot pregnancy protection, scores data protection instead

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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 ?

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.

New plastic banknote plans now upsetting environmental campaigners

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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

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

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

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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

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..)

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

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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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