* Posts by IsJustabloke

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Fitbit hit on Pebble kit cost just 20 million quid? Oh s**t!

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Re: Sad though

"I look forward to the start of the inaugural Rollerball league"

As long as we get teh original version and not the shitty remake version.

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Re: If they are losing money...

How do you make it through a single day?

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(You can't) buy one now! The flying car makes its perennial return

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TOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNSSSSSSS!!!!!!

That is all.

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Oh snap! UK Prime Minister Theresa May calls June election

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@wolfetone

How do you make it through a single day?

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Startup remotely 'bricks' grumpy bloke's IoT car garage door – then hits reverse gear

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Re: There's a reason some of us call this stuff IoS.

"Who has a garage with space in it for a car?"

I do... and not only that I actually keep a car in it.

I've never understood why people fill their garages with junk and then leave their next most expensive purchase sitting on the drive.

Try as I might I simply cannot see why so many people have bought into this connected to a distant server model of IoT. I *really* don't understand

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Aviation regulator flies in face of UK.gov ban, says electronics should be stowed in cabin. Duh

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Re: re: re: I'm confused now,

"Thanks for clarifying it for me."

you're welcome.

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re: I'm confused now,

Yes.

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Re: That was not unexpected...

good luck explaining that to the security monkey.

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Put down your coffee and admire the sheer amount of data Windows 10 Creators Update will slurp from your PC

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Re: Solution

it might be a solution for *you* but your use case <> to my use case

I *really* wish people would stop simply screaming "UNIXXXXXXXX!!!!!!!!!" as the solution to every problem because it isn't and it probably never will be.

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SpaceX wows world with a ho-hum launch of a reused rocket, landing it on a tiny boring barge

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Re: The first reusable?

They didn't turn it around in 4 months though and as I understand it they pretty much replaced every component on the shuttle before each "reuse".

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BDSM sex rocks Drupal world: Top dev banished for sci-fi hanky-panky

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Re: Idiots!

@alferdpacker

cool story bro' but I'm not sure how that relates to this...

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I need an ISP that offers IPv6. Virgin Media: Whatevs, nerd

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Re: need

"He posted about a technical forum in a technical forum without mentioning the name of the technical forum."

El Reg commentards are the noobs he wants to keep out

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Miss Misery on hacking Mr Robot and the Missing Sense of Fun

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Re: It's good but not great

"I'm really enjoying The Expanse right now"

I enjoyed that too although it only seems to cover the first half of the first book and I'm not sure they're making anymore :(

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Dishwasher has directory traversal bug

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Re: Bewildered. (That's grown-up speak for "wtf")

"but I'm a fan of the principle."

I'm a big fan of the principle where I pop out to my cabinet every couple of weeks and let my supplier know the readings and thus I avail myself of the same no "guesstimate" billing.

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Re: Bewildered. (That's grown-up speak for "wtf")

"The next dishwasher that I buy will certainly be connected to the Internet of Things ... because I won't have any choice."

Or rather would like to be....

And while I'm sure there will come a time when it being connected is required by the T&C's I doubt we're quite there yet.

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Bloke whose drone was blasted out of sky by angry dad loses another court battle for compo

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Re: It's too bad

I think a fisherman's bait catapult would do just as nicely and is considerably cheaper.

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Ofcom wants automatic compensation for the people when ISPs fail

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Re: Go, charge 'em high

I decided to give Sky Fibre ago when I was looking for a new BB supplier. I had slower, less reliable connections from their "Superfast Fibre" than I ever had under ADSL, they made the mistake of making a change such that it gave me an early out of my year long contract and I kicked them so far into touch I'm not sure they've landed yet. I went back ADSL via Plusnet and my BB has been rock solid ever since.

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Spotted: Bizarre SpaceX rocket-snatching machine that looks like it belongs on Robot Wars

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*I'm rolling eyes at you*

I'd just like to say that commentards that use words like "meatbags" and "fleshies" are not nearly as cool as they think they are... quite the opposite in fact.... and if they don't think they're cool they must realise they're not in the slightest bit original either.

unlike Space X who are very cool indeed.

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Why do GUIs jump around like a demented terrier while starting up? Am I on my own?

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ATM's

MY local branch of santander installed new touch screen machines recently... (putting aside the fact that you can apparently use NFC to withdraw cash I dunno, I've never tried)

when you put your card in, it almost immediately says "You normally withdraw this amount xx do you want to do that?" The text carries a label that says "Quick cash" so you'd think it would be quick...

ho ho ho ... how very naive of you......

Do you want a receipt "No",

Do you want to email a receipt? "Nope"

Do you want a text message receipt? "FFS! Nope"

Do you want any other service? "FFS! Just give me the money you stupid machine!!!"

Which account would you like to use? " ARGHHHH!!!!"

"Sorry, this machine can no longer dispense money"

Seriously, four ferkin times this has happened.. on one memorable occassion it then asked me how much I wanted even though I'd clikced the "quick cash button" before telling me it had no cash to dispense.

I no longer try to use it. I go use another banks machine nowadays

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Airplane bomb fears spark America's laptop, tablet carry-on ban

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Re: No need for actual bombs

"My gosh you people, how long is your flight?"

My last trip comprised of 12 hours to Hong kong and then 13 hours to Auckland....(the same again on the way back) I'll take my Kobo if you don't mind.

It's got nothing to do with customs and border agents and everything to do with luggage that you wave goodbye to down the conveyor for it to disappear not just from your sight but from your life forever that I'm concerned about. My holidays are mostly for the purposes of taking photgraphs the fact that my gear is insured is neither here nor there. have you ever tried to hire a high end DLSR in the arse end of no where?

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Hmmm.....

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/21/exclusive-britain-poised-follow-us-ban-laptops-ipads-flights/

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/21/uk-set-to-ban-laptops-on-flights-from-middle-east-countries

Seems we're likely to follow suit....

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Exactly...

"or anyone foolish enough to check-in their DSLR."

I generally have around 2.5k to 3.5k quids worth of DSLR and related bits and bobs when I travel... it never leaves my side. I'd go in the hold before I'd let it go as hold luggage.

Not that I'm affected by this but it makes you wonder how long before it spreads.

I'm going to the states in May to visit some Brit friends who are currently seconded there by their jobs.

No other reason would induce me to go which is a shame because on the whole the Americans I'v interacted with on past visits have been friendly and welcoming hosts.

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Plusnet slapped with £880k fine for billing ex customers

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Re: Oh well ....

"Conversely I've been trying to get PlusNet.... "

Well I'm not saying they're perfect but I can only speak as I find, as can you :)

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Re: Oh well ....

Because one is shit and the other not so much?

I've got no complaints about plusnet. full stop. Their service has been rock solid, I get the speeds they told me I would, they responded quickly and reasonably to the single compliant about speed I had and they bill me exactly as much as they said they would plus any phone calls I make using my landline (very few!)

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Android O my god! It's finally here (for devs)

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Re: Sony phones...

My point is that I don't "just use it as a phone, texting and occasional email/IM/browsing device". I do all the other (presumably less adult) things as well and still get well over a full days use.

No other phone seems to be capable of that.

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Sony phones...

I've never quite understood why Sony can make a phone that will last the thick end of 1.5 days and yet no one else seems to be able to.

I don't limit my use, I don't limit what apps are doing.. I send texts, read web pages, use "social media" I make phone calls, I play games and I get 1.5 days if use. out of the Box... no shenanigans at all and further more I'm talking about an Xperia Z1 here so they've been able to do it for quite some time.

why can't other manufacturers do it?

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Plans to force ISPs to filter content branded 'disproportionate'

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Re: yes blocks because those work

"kids were seeing boob's using magazine's"

hedgerow porn .... there was nothing as exciting as finding some hedge porn.

There's no skill to finding porn these days, as a kid I had to seek it out! We all had our favourite spots for finding it.

I remember the thrill I got from buying my first ever jazz mag... I was about 16 and it was Men Only since you ask. They're missing out these days... looking at porn is a right of passage, just because MP's all look at goat shagger weekly, doesn't mean that everyone will.

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Confirmed: TSA bans gear bigger than phones from airplane cabins

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I wouldn't be surprised to find...

that the list of Airlines affected by this "security measure" closely resembles the list of airlines that fly out of countries that Trump has been trying to get banned from flying....

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National Insurance tax U-turn: Philip Hammond nixes NIC uptick

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Oh FFS!

Does my head in...

Politician : Today we're doing this *thing*

Few People + Media : *thing* is utter bollocks! How dare you do *thing* you bastard

Politician : Ok, we've listened and now we're not doing *thing*

Few People + Media : You twat! Changing your mind? what kind of a knob jockey does that? You are a detestable semi human snotgoblin!!

BUT

In every other walk of life the response is... well done, it take a big person to admit they've got it wrong! we truly admire you for it and think you're a jolly good chap/chappess

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New strategy to curb officials' drone, phone and CCTV snoop jollies

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Re: Why are NHS staff wearing body cameras?

I've spent a reasonable amoun of time in hospitals and I can hand on heart say I've never seen a Dr or Nurse wearin one... I woudn't agree to be treated by medical staff wearing a camera.

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Why are NHS staff wearing body cameras?

See title....

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UK to block Kodi pirates in real-time: Saturday kick-off

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So they don't think...

the extortionate prices they charge has anything to do with falling subscriptions and attendances?

I don't watch football but I know people who do and they stream it because it's the only affordable option for them when it wasn't an option for them they didn't watch it.

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This is where UK's Navy will park its 75,000-ton aircraft carriers

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Yes...

"Thales under DCNS built the CDG carrier which is nuclear powered."

But it's only a piddly little sub power plant and the CD'G is widely considered to be "underpowered"

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Vodafone to bring 2,100 customer service jobs in-house

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Vodashite

that is all.

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BBC hooks up with ITV, launches long awaited US subscription VoD

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Re: Revelations

I think that works both ways... we frequently hear that we see the best of US TV and that the stuff we don't see is total bollocks... with added gloss.

I'd have to agree based upon some of the recent additions to Netflix

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Anti-TV Licensing petition gets May date for Parliament debate

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Hmmm...

"2) Does it produce content that the majority of people want to watch or does it tick boxes for political correctness?"

I dunno about the majority but I watch BBC or netflix... I can count teh number of progs I watch on ITV on one hand... ITV shows always strike me as decidedly low rent

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Re: Good going cobber

"judging by the moralising that I see"

The *only* moralizing going on in this thread is from you chum.

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Re: Good going cobber

"You do know that the speed limit is 70mph"

while I don't disagree with you overall, you need to stop thinking that speed = bad driving because it doesn't... Inappropriate Speed = bad driving

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Trump, Brexit, and Cambridge Analytica – not quite the dystopia you're looking for

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Re: Looking for something to blame?

"If I'm a leftie voter I probably prefer to read leftie articles and newspapers."

So, if like me, you read a full spectrum of "news papers" how do they profile that?

I read the Guardian, the Telegraph on a regular basis, I often flick through the Mail of a Saturday morning in my local coffee shop and I've been known to look at the Express and The Sun.

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Watt the f... Dim smart meters caught simply making up readings

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pah....

they'll need a court order to attach one to my supply.

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Uber loses court fight over London drivers' English language tests

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RE : "Living in a British/English enclave is not the way to integrate."

while I don't disagree with your post in anyway I'll simply ask.... is it acceptable if you're Asian/ Chinese/ Polish/ whatever?

all major cities in the uk have enclaves of various nationalities, living together, speaking their own language, buying stuff in shops owned and run by people of the same nationality, selling stuff they've imported from the country they've all left to live here. Integration? yeah we've heard of it.

I see no problem whatsoever in requiring people who interact with the general public being required to speak the main language of the country they live and work in.

Please do come and live in my country, you're very welcome. All I ask is Live by the same rules I do, speak the same language I do. I've lived and worked in Italy, guess what language I spoke. It's simple courtesy.

And while we're on the subject, they're not ex-pats they're immigrants!

er.. sorry bit of a rant there :)

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If we must have an IoT bog roll holder, can we at least make it secure?

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Re: Let the market decide. If you want an internet-connected toiled holder, fine.

"Reporting diarrhea live on twitter. Oh, I forgot, that is just twitter's business as usual"

Yes but that's just VERBAL.....

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Frustrated by reboot-happy Windows 10? Creators Update hopes to take away the pain

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I'm slightly confused by all this...

I recently bought a little Acer netpad... just for a bit of websurfing and email while I kicked about at home/ laid about on the sofa... the kind of stuff I used to do on my mobey basically.

It runs windows 10 and it has configuration options for when to download and install updates. Is there something I'm missing? The machine asks me if I want to install updates, if I say No it goes away for while. There's no automatically downloading/installing and rebooting going on at all.

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Dyson backs Britain plc with $2.5bn AI and robotics investment

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"It currently banks £1.5bn annually."

so about 10 cleaners worth then....

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Facebook scoffed at $500m damages. Now Oculus faces nerd goggles injunction

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Re: Why VR is doomed to be nothing more than a Niche within a Niche

"So off topic, I don't understand why it's still allowed here."

if you would be so kind as to publish a list of "kalten Approved posts and Topics" I'm sure we'll all be happy to oblige you.... or possibly not.

who made you the post police?

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

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Re: This will impact others as well

"Ahh, yes, but consider the innocent, yet crappy admin who accidentally nukes the entire storage with a misplaced wildcard. Clearly not a criminal act. Should they be fired? Probably. Should they be arrested? No. Does the company need to spell out a "don't hose us" policy? No, they can, but what will it mean?"

You're right, a single mistake shouldn't result in an arrest but what about when said innocent mistake is followed by several other "innocent mistakes" on unrelated systems? I'd say that was indicative of intent.

if (when !) I make mistakes of any magnitude, the very next thing I do is try and get it sorted, I don't put it to one side and go work on a different system.

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Oh UK. You won't switch mobile providers. And now look at you! £5.8bn you've lost

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Re: Never needed too

"(been with Orange / EE over a decade)"

I was an Orange customer for about 10 years and each year I got a good deal although all I ever wanted was the "phone" I wanted, this was when smartphones were more smartish than the smartphones we have these days.

In previous years I could normally do a deal with them that left everyone happy and then one year, they simply wouldn't deal. No loyalty discount, no "extras" ( one year they'd given me a dongle and 4 gig of data which was a huge deal at the time for a fiver), nothing. standard tariffs and if I wanted a posh phone I had to pay full whack for it.

So I told them I was off, I do regret it if I'm honest but they left me no choice, they also lost me as a landline and broadband customer, (that really hurt,it had been rock solid and speedy for over 10 years)

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Re: I could save a few pence a month

"It will be interesting to see if Three maintain their present roaming package after Brexit."

Three have always offered this roaming package it's got nothing to do with the EU / Brexit.

Huthcinson are huge and have "operators" all over the world, their "feel at home" package has always been available.

So, no it won't be interesting at all because I sincerely doubt anything will change

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