* Posts by Tigra 07

1977 posts • joined 20 Jul 2010

EPIC demand: It's time for Google to fly the Nest after 'forgetting' to mention home alarm hub has built-in mic

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Re: Google Wise Monkeys

Do No Evil?

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Pint

Re: If the mic can be activated by hackers looking to identify and sell occupancy patterns...

"Please set default action for detection of broken glass"

ALCOHOLIC MODE ACTIVATED. NO POLICE WILL BE CALLED.

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Headmaster

Re: The problem in the US is that privacy is not a *consumer* right, it's a *citizen* right.

"The T in FTC is for "trade". This is not a "trade" issue, one between a seller and a consumer, it's not a product warranty or something alike"

If i give you money. And you give me a thermostat. That's a trade...

Not so smart after all: A techie's tale of toilet noise horror

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Meh

Re: Computer sound is on in an open space ?

"Year's ago I had the email notification as 'Oh no' in a low moan kinda sound"

Did anyone else read that in the voice of Consuela the Maid (Family Guy)?

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Trollface

Re: Computer sound is on in an open space ?

BING "You've got Mail...Genitalia in your hand"

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Devil

"Shake more than twice and you're playing with yourself."

Devil icon because you'll make your hands pregnant in the afterlife if you touch yourself (As one nutty cleric claims).

Eggheads want YOU to name Jupiter's five newly found moons ‒ and yeah, not so fast with Moony McMoonface

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Coat

Re: Didn't....

What about Biggus Dickus? No e or a at the end though...

There's no 'My' in Office, Microsoft insists with new productivity hub

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Pint

Have i been spelling it wrong all these years?

Mycrosoft Office... Is it still pronounced in a very high pitched tone as "MEE CROW SOFT"? We have to know!

Hold horror stories: Chief, we've got a f*cking idiot on line 1. Oh, you heard all that

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Re: I've been on the receiving end of this

Generally we just add charges onto customers like that. Their trade prices disappear first, then we charge more for effort of dealing with them. If their behaviour still doesn't improve they'll face higher and higher prices until they decide to buy from someone else.

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Re: I've been on the receiving end of this

Where i work, whether in the right or not, customers tend to get what they want (generally) if they complain for long enough. It's frustrating, but some people do have all day to waste calling constantly over the most stupid of things.

After Amazon's Bezos exposes Pecker, National Enquirer pushes back, promises to probe itself

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Re: Dodging the accusation

Isn't this the newspaper from the film Paparazzi? Sure sounds like it.

Housing biz made to pay £1.5k for sticking fingers in its ears when served a subject access request

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Pint

Re: Wait, wait, wait!

Thanks for the clarification. Have a pint!

Only plebs use Office 2019 over Office 365, says Microsoft's weird new ad campaign

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Linux

Re: Office 365

And here's me, slowly migrating to Libre Office at work, and finding it a delight...

Lovely website you got there. Would be a shame if we, er, someone were to sink it: Google warns EU link tax will magnify media monetary misery

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Meh

I read more news than ever (It's a hobby) solely because it's so readily available and easy. Remove links for the big media companies from Google News and i'll end up reading from smaller sites more or possibly less news. It should seem obvious to the big media pushing this law change that it has failed twice for a reason. Even i will benefit more from reading less news (3 times a day probably is excessive).

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Re: Ah, capitalism at its best

Firefox doesn't keep changing your search engine back. Set mine to use DuckDuckGo months back and it's not changed (Across all 5 of the devices i have control over).

It's 2019, and a PNG file can pwn your Android smartphone or tablet: Patch me if you can

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Meh

Mines different...

Settings > Software & Device Info > Software Version > "No one likes you, you're probably adopted, and it's your fault Dad left and never came back"

Google: All your leaked passwords are belong to us – here's a Chrome extension to find them

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Trollface

Re: Constants in life

Taxes are also optional...If you like the idea of going to prison...

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

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Terminator

Re: Captain Scarlet

And an override chip courtesy of Mom's Friendly Robot Company?

DEATH TO ALL HUMANS!

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Terminator

Re: 4k for a fridge?

"Really? Just how smart is it? Will it actually prepare the veg for me getting in or does it just let me know I'm running low on milk and mechango?"

Currently the way these smart appliances works is as follows: It stops getting security updates after ~6 months and allows hackers and miscreants into your WiFi network, or even worse - people who use the cameras to watch you. Then you throw it away, disable the stuff that makes it so expensive, or replace it.

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Coat

Re: DFS

"So when are the ASA going to stamp on DFS (And other furniture retailers) for their also permanent sale?"

They can't start enforcement action until the sale ends...

I won't bother hunting and reporting more Sony zero-days, because all I'd get is a lousy t-shirt

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Facepalm

Re: Might have been worse!

In the wrong size...

Civil liberties groups take another swing at Brit snooping regime in Euro human rights court

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Pint

Re: John Brown

It may have taken 11 years, but i've finally found someone else who was roped into getting that piece-of-shit LearnDirect qualification, that isn't worth the paper it's printed on, and clearly wasn't wrote by someone who had used a computer for more than a month.

Windows Defender update: So secure, it wouldn't let Secure-Boot Windows PCs, er, boot

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Linux

Re: My personal Windows 10 update....

I used Mint but it wouldn't run on my newer hardware and the WiFi was very unreliable. Ubuntu worked great with a few minor tweaks to add functionality. Now i'm using Kubuntu, and it's a perfect replacement for Windows.

Your experience may differ

How AI can help halt human sex trafficking – by identifying victims' hotel rooms from pics

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Gimp

Yeah, this can't backfire at all...

No officer, i can assure you i'm not a prisoner or a sex slave. I'm handcuffed because i'm a very bad boy.

UK's ICO slaps £120k fines on Arron Banks' insurance biz and Leave.EU campaign

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RE: Grizzly

"Nobody has because the remain camp weren't devoid of ethics and veracity during the referendum campaign"

You don't consider lying and threatening voters to be bad ethics? What about having the head of the CBI sacked because he has a different personal opinion? Punishment budgets? Lying about an EU Army. Fucking remainers and their selective memories. Go ahead, vote me down.

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Devil

David Cameron sent me a misleading and biased spam leaflet before the referendum spending rules came in, with my own tax money being used to pay for it. Can i have him fined too for abusing my opt out to spam mail?

Jammy dodgers: Boffin warns of auto autos congesting cities to avoid parking fees

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Go

RE: Danny

To the red light district buddy! We have to pick up two people i haven't met yet.

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Terminator

I for one welcome our self-driving, congestion causing, robotic vehicle overlords. May they gridlock our potholed streets and destroy all life on the high street in peace if that is their wish.

Ca-caw-caw: Pigeon poops on tot's face as tempers fray at siege of Lincoln flats

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Childcatcher

Re: Food

"What are the blighters feeding on"

Perhaps now is the time to genetically modify them to feed on the homeless? Too cruel?

Using WhatsApp for your business comms? It's either that or reinstall Lotus Notes

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Pint

Re: tip pc

You realise you don't have to read it right? I'm sure Alister isn't holding a gun to your head and forcing you - Otherwise your complaint/comment wouldn't exist.

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RE: Alister

Thanks for the clarification. Seems like a design oversight.

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Megaphone

"Most memorable of all was the way it sang out "der-der-der DER-der!" from each PC's internal speaker for every arriving email all over the open-plan office of 150 staff, and absolutely nobody knew how to shut the fucker up."

Didn't the speakers have a volume dial on them? Inquiring minds want to know.

Siri, how do you wipe that smug smile from Qualcomm's face? Apple wins patent skirmish with chip nemesis

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RE: ratfox

...Or they'd just demand 10 times as much to make it worthwhile?

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Facepalm

Re: re: In short, it's a big, expensive mess

Did you just pick one random word from the article and attempt to link it to Brexit because that word is present?

Coat icon is correct. Get that out of here. We have enough Brexit related news without creating more.

Global server motel, with a supermarket in the parking lot, banks $10bn profit from $233bn sales (Yes, it's Amazon)

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FAIL

RE: robidy

"Meanwhile UK gov does nothing to make Amazon pay it's fair share of tax in the UK."

An online sales tax to target Amazon was ruled illegal by the EU. So blame them.

https://www.retailgazette.co.uk/blog/2019/01/online-sales-tax-deemed-illegal-eu-rules/

You got a smart speaker but you're worried about privacy. First off, why'd you buy one? Secondly, check out Project Alias

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Facepalm

It should have been green since it already looks like a brainslug.

Kwik-Fit hit by MOT fail, that's Malware On Target

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Re: re: Too bad they couldn't continue operating as normal with paper records,

"One of the more dangerous ideas - hopefully slowly dying as the old gits die off - is the notion that when systems go titsup there's a magical paper alternative just waiting to take over.

There isn't."

That's a complete load. We deal with hundreds of orders a day and we have a paper system ready to go for emergencies. So do our largest supplies and last i heard so do our competitors. I can see why you posted anonymously.

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Facepalm

Too bad they couldn't continue operating as normal with paper records, and just update everything when the system is scrubbed clean and restored. Sounds like Kwik-Fit needs better admin staff, and kwik!

Seagate punts external PS4 drive at the millions who uninstalled their game libraries to fit Red Dead Redemption 2

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Coffee/keyboard

"Well the article is about the seagate storage more than the playstation so really it should be a drive enclosure."

It's about a Seagate hard drive for the Playstation 4 (As the title makes clear). I'm surprised with 92 million consoles sold that a stock photo of a PS4 controller: A - Doesn't exist, or B - Wasn't used for another reason.

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Unhappy

92 million PS4s sold, and yet your stock photo is clearly a Playstation 3 controller...Shame! Shame! Shame!

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

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Meh

RE: Luke Worm

"Did Facebook have an app like that for Android also? If yes, what is Google doing about it?"

Yes, the BBC reported that the app is also available on Android. And no, Google has so far said and done nothing about this. Facebook is happy to apologise for getting caught, while carrying out the slurp on Android phones.

Europe taps Facebook, Google, Twitter on the shoulder. So about those promises to stamp out lies, bots, dodgy ads?

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Joke

Re: hmmm dick enlargement

I'm reminded of a joke about a man who found a magic lamp containing a genie who grants 3 wishes, but with consequences.

The man asks first to never have to work again.

Poof - He's now missing a leg and gets disability.

For his second wish, after evaluating his new disability, he asks to never have to waste time going to the toilet again.

Poof - He now has a stoma and piss bag strapped to him.

Finally he wishes that his dick will touch the floor.

Poof - His other leg disappears.

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Gimp

Re: LDS

Targeted advertising is more benefit to the ad slinger than the customer. It's the friendly name they give to the fact that they know what you look at, what you buy, what you wank to - but in return the adverts we give you will be for those ugly socks you buy from China, instead of "busty milfs available in your area" and the dick enlargement ads everyone else gets.

How big is the UK space industry? It hauled in £14.8bn for 2016/2017 – report

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WTF?

Re: Space Brexit?

We're leaving the Solar System?

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Facepalm

Re: Sawatts

"Everything sounds better if you put "Space" in front of it."

Space Diahorrea? Space Hemorrhoids? Space Rabies? Space Ebola?

Nope, not cooler. Scarier... Icon because space headache obviously...

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Holmes

Technically all satellites and rockets are exported. That's the point of them.

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

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Re: Galileo

Make Britain Galactic Again?

Apple: You can't sue us for slowing down your iPhones because you, er, invited us into, uh, your home... we can explain

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Pint

Re: "Apple had no duty to disclose the facts regarding software capability and battery capacity."

"The problem arises just when they realize their apple turned into a lemon"

I prefer iPotato

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Joke

RE: Efer Brick

"I used to have a dog with no legs..."

What do you call your dog with no legs?

Anything you like, he's not gonna come!

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