* Posts by Tigra 07

1583 posts • joined 20 Jul 2010

US websites block netizens in Europe: Why are they ghosting EU? It's not you, it's GDPR

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Re: Doesn't affect me

I think many have misunderstood my comment that you can simply change your IP address to one outside the EU to regain access to sites that have blocked European IP addresses (If you really want to).

Then there's Adblock too i suppose...

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Can't pay Information Commissioner's fine? No problem! Just liquidate your firm

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Re: Cereberus

I misread the same line...

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Uber robo-ride's deadly crash: Self-driving car had emergency braking switched off by design

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Re: Brian Miller

I'd like to (probably being the first) to point out how well this system appears to work. I couldn't spot that cyclist until probably half a second before impact. If the emergency braking wasn't turned off (by some idiot) then this would have been a good example of how well driverless cars can save lives.

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About to install the Windows 10 April 2018 Update? You might want to wait a little bit longer

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Re: PC Updated itself last night

To be fair to him Mint LTS doesn't run very well on my hardware but Ubuntu LTS does perfectly. I've said once before in another thread that my internet would cut off every 10 minutes unless i restart. Then there's the crashing and freezing issues i had too. Ubuntu works flawlessly and has been very reliable for me.

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Re: PC Updated itself last night

Pinta isn't very good for the basic editing i sometimes like to do and GIMP is far too complex. Kolourpaint is fine, but still not as good as paint. I am planning to try GIMP again in future though when i have time to handle the steep learning curve.

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Re: Steve

I switched 2 years back. Much happier now. I only miss paint

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ISP TalkTalk's Wi-Fi passwords Walk Walk thanks to Awks Awks router security hole

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RE: ukaudiophile

They're always touting for new subscribers in the town centre near me. They're pushy too.

I've said multiple times i'd never go back to TalkTalk, only to be asked why and given their entire marketing pitch.

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Can El Reg run a monthly section on the latest hack to affect TalkTalk? They are every month after all.

I sincerely hope GDPR puts them out of business this year. Can they afford to lose 4% of their yearly turnover every month?

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FBI's flawed phone tally blamed on programming error. 7,800 unbreakable mobes? Er, um...

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Fuck right off...

"it still wants a solution because “Going Dark remains a serious problem for the FBI, as well as other federal, state, local and international law enforcement partners."

Did anyone else read this in a kinda "How dare you plebs dare to expect some privacy" way?

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Bowel down: Laxative brownies brought to colleague's leaving bash

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It's a shame they never said why she hated her colleague so much. Some of us want to know.

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Julian Assange said to have racked up $5m security bill for Ecuador

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RE: FlamingDeath

"Let me correct you, because you appear to have been confused by the MSM"

Men who have Sex with Men? What have they been saying?

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"The scheme was first named "Operation Guest" before changing to Hotel, which may reflect the length of Assange's stay at the embassy"

After all these years and him not paying rent isn't this now Operation Squatter?

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Tesla forums awash with spam as mods take an unscheduled holiday

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That sandwich is an abomination...

Circular bread and two chunks of square (spam?) meat. Sandwich bites should be consistent, not a random game where some have meat, some have tomato and meat, and others are just bread.

Where's the sandwich icon?

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Mining apps? We're cool so long as they admit to it, says Canonical

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"Tomb, the post says, promised to play nice in future"

And we're to believe him? Prosecute him.

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Boffins urge Google to drop military deal after Googlers storm out over AI-based super-drones

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"OK Google, bomb Syria"

"Did you say: From Bolivia? Ordering an Uber from Bolivia"

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Terminator

RIP "Don't be evil"

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Wah, encryption makes policing hard, cries UK's National Crime Agency

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Re: Dark Web...

Too late. It's escaped.

I have to leave now for unrelated reasons.

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Re: Dark Web...

I believe i'm within my rights as they've not sent what I ordered and it's still "unused".

It's too big, old, and keeps complaining. It also won't go back in the box. Very unhappy customer!

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Dark Web...

"selling firearms, drugs, malware and people"

Do you still get a legal 30 days return and refund when buying people? Asking for a friend.

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Let's kick the tyres on Google's Android P... It's not an overheating wreck, but UX is tappy

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"Your loss, my pixel2 is superb, iPhone beating camera, great build quality and 40% less than a high end Samsung or iPhone, with better support"

Yes, but no headphone jack. It also has a blue tint on the camera lens which Google is fixing with a software update instead of a recall. Absolute shitlords at Google. And the costs are ridiculous for the shit they're now selling.

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RE: IGnatius T Foobar

I never liked Samsung's UI or bloatware and back button location. Glad to hear you've not bought a Pixel though!

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Meh

I just got rid of my 6P for an LG V30. I'm never buying another Google phone again. After a Nexus 5, 6P, and Nexus 9 i have to say that Google's devices have great appearance but absolute shit build quality.

The battery on the LG is similar size but lasts at least 5 times as long. And that's after Google swapped the phone once because it kept dying at 50% (a well documented issue).

After heavy use the 6P would usually die by 7pm each day, whereas the V30 is still at 80%.

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Ubuntu sends crypto-mining apps out of its store and into a tomb

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Prosecute...

Create a decent deterrent

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New law would stop Feds from demanding encryption backdoor

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Re: BS Politicians

Theresa May would ban oxygen if it appeared in the Daily Mail that terrorists also breathe it...

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Re: Will never get passed...

You may want to give up your right to privacy for more security, but you don't get to decide for everyone.

"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety"

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Re: Will never get passed...

Just because 1 person is a suspect it doesn't mean we should all submit to mass surveillance and live in what will quickly expand into a police state.

George Orwell never predicted that we'd be carrying around personal devices with access to all our search histories and personal and private messages to everyone. Devices which the police are routinely accessing and harvesting data from without a warrant now.

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Shining lasers at planes in the UK could now get you up to 5 years in jail

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Re: AC

"So..... hands up who here has heard of the Geneva convention?"

If we withdraw from the Geneva Convention then we can retalliate against these laser louts with Cluster Bombs and White Phosphorus!

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Re: AC

"I've no problem with ordinary cyclists who are using their bike as a mode of transport but I do despise idiots in lycra who treat the road as their personal velodrome and think cycling is a time trial with complete disregard for other road users"

Have you tried cycling against the wind? Lycra may not be attractive on everyone, but it makes it much easier to cycle. Would you like to be stuck behind a fast moving cyclist, or a slow moving one? I suspect you will complain either way.

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RE: Dodgy Geezer

"Modern cameras and gps systems could to provide an automatic note of the point on the grouns a beam came from instantly, at very low cost."

Fit planes with a powerful laser pointer instead and have it blind the personidiot using the laser pointer instead.

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Re: Dodgy Geezer

"Haven't we got rid of all the cyclists yet?"

Haven't we got rid of all the cars yet?

They're dangerous to people on the road, destroy the environment, roads, create traffic chaos, deadly levels of pollution, and are often spotted speeding, running red lights, driving dangerously, driving on the pavements, etc

They're used in terror attacks a lot these days so when is Theresa May going to ban them?

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RE: Sheepykins

Try being a cyclist and dazzled by about 50% of cars on the other side of the road with super bright/xenon lights and an idiot trying to squeeze past without enough space, beeping constantly because you can't use the cycle lane as idiots are parked in it.

It's not all sunshine and roses on this side.

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Make masses carry their mobes, suggests wig in not-at-all-creepy speech

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"We asked the Chancellor's office for clarification"

Use his location data to find him and visit him in person. I'm sure that will frighten him enough to drop this idea immediately.

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Microsoft reckons devs would like an AI Clippy to help them write code

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#Nostalgia

"Hello, I see you're busy writing code! Would you like me to annoy the fucking shit out of you and disrupt you?!

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Microsoft vows to bridge phones to PCs, and this time it means it. Honest.

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Don't trust them as fas as i can fling them...

"Imagine being able to quickly drag and drop your phone's photos into a document on your PC in one swift movement – without having to take your phone out of your pocket."

This is still Microsoft remember...All your files will likely have to go through Onedrive first, where Microsoft will keep a copy stored for the NSA. A subscription will be required to use this of course. And the EULA will also claim your first born for Nadela to eat.

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If you're a Fedora fanboi, this latest release might break your heart a little

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Don't want non-free software? Don't install it. Some of us like the choice though

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Shocking. Lightning strike knocks out neuro patient's brain implant

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RE: ravenviz

Must have been a real "hot-head".

Yes, i know, i'll be leaving now.

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Re: You can't prevent everything...

I was kinda implying that insurance is generally a scam, combined with the Volcano Insurance gag from Family Guy. Sorry, but I said it intentionally.

What about blimp deaths? Got figures on those? Asking for a friend...

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You can't prevent everything...

Since we've now talked about the risks of lightning would you also like to buy Volcano Insurance?

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Exclusive to all press: Atari launches world's best ever games console

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Re: Top article

It's even better if you read it in the booming voice of Al Harrington of the Wacky Waving Inflatable Tube Man Emporium.

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Typical cynical Brits: Broadband speeds up, satisfaction goes down

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Less Talk Talk, more action action...

"Over the past year the ISP has ditched its mobile phone business to focus on broadband"

They need to ditch their broadband too. Clearly nothing else will improve things for the customers.

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Apple's latest financials are still pretty decent even though iPhone sales are slowing

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Re: Charlie

Apple didn't phase the jack out, they just removed it on the next model. I'd argue that phasing out would mean half a jack, and then no jack. Apple simply removed it and lied about there not being enough space for it to shift expensive bluetooth headtoothbrushesphones. As we've seen since there is enough space for a jack, and you can build your own if you really really don't want to simply buy an Android phone.

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Re: Charlie

"I'm not sure if the lack of a headphone socket matters that much to many people"

69% of people polled wouldn't buy a phone without a headphone jack. So, if you don't have strong brand loyalty it's a death sentence to remove the port.

Source: https://www.poll-maker.com/results1968647x5f5D4239-51#tab-2

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Leave it to Beaver: Unity is long gone and you're on your GNOME

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Re: AC

If you're upgrading it defaults to keeping the same data collection settings you already have - none.

That's logical.

A new fresh install could be a new user entirely so it makes sense Canonical would want some info to know what causes them issues and which doesn't.

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Brexit has shafted the UK's space sector, lord warns science minister

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Re: @fruitoftheloon Statistics

"The EU is a socialist utopia and a capitalist wonderland. It is a globalist entity and a protectionist entity. It takes no sovereignty but also doesnt allow countries to make their own choices"

So...No loss of sovereignty, but do what we say or else...Yeah, sounds like we have our sovereignty intact there...Not

It's a protectionist gravy train for a privileged bunch, propping up special interests for certain countries against others.

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Re: Lars

A degree in Gender Studies may make you more educated but it doesn't make you smarter.

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In not terrifying news at all, Google just keeps on growing: Revenue, profit, headcount up

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Google is reaching the scale where they could buy a country without breaking the bank. It would be a utopia built from the guidebook of 1984. Everyone would think the same and be same, in their own little echochamber.

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BT pushes ahead with plans to switch off telephone network

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This will do wonders for BT's number of complaints. Those with bad/or no internet won't be able to phone BT to complain about it.

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How 'parasitic' Google's 'We're journalists!' court defence was stamped into oblivion

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Re: "get those taken down"

"This imaginary right of unrestrained and unrestricted freedom of speech has never existed"

It does in the US. We would do well to enshrine that in law too.

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