* Posts by Captain Scarlet

1662 posts • joined 30 Dec 2010

Microsoft's AI is so good it steered Renault into bottom of the F1 league

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Re: Eh what

To be honest every time I go to see Classic Car racing, BTCC, etc... I can't hear anything over the PA speakers. I just go to watch noisy cars as I could not tell you who won unless its for instant a drag strip.

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Eh what

"You can imagine people in the grandstand each wearing a HoloLens headset and getting information, like what is the driver's mood – is he feeling aggressive or defensive?"

Why go to the track, why not just stay at home if you are going to slap a display on to your face?

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Windows 10 Creators Update will add app-level privacy controls

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W10 spying

My W10 machine has all the privacy stuff on, yet my phone knows where I have been (As I find the traffic updates to be very useful) and probably slurps 10x more information about me.

I don't think I can lay into MS in regards data slurping (Who the hell wants to know I watch Youtube and play Dota2), most times its annoying when updates start asking questions as often relatives will do what I tell them to and query it (Just fecking update damnit).

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'Open and accessible' spambot server leaks 711 million records

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Re: have i been pwned?

"Adobe have required that for using their software for quite some time now."

Yeah I know but I didn't think I had an account, but apparently I have since 2015 (According to my password tool), maybe I'm not drinking enough tea and becoming forgetful.

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Re: have i been pwned?

... I have an Adobe account wth???

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Couple fires sueball at Amazon over faulty solar eclipse-viewing goggles

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Re: Site for sore eyes.

I see the same stuff on eBay, any shop which allows other people to sell things are easily targetted (Do you think they will be bothered to test items?)

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Microsoft's fix for web graphics going AWOL? Disable your antivirus

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Re: Is IE still a thing?

Yes

(At work where I have no control over the supported browser)

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Terry Pratchett's unfinished works flattened by steamroller

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Re: the steamroller didn't do all that much damage,

Hmm I was that where the paper being crushed exploded (I have no Youtube here)?

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Lanarkshire NHS infection named as Bitpaymer variant

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Re: I'm curious

Really really old versions of Cisco Unified Messaging (Like 4.0 which ran on Windows 2000 for Call Manager, Unity, etc...)

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CrashPlan crashes out of cloudy consumer backup caper

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Unlimited Storage

Although I am going by the Business page, comments appear to shows it might be unlimited, this should have been a major red flag to anyone and I can't see why they also do this on their Business Plans.

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Re: Darn it

Hmm nice of them to compare Carbonite

https://www.crashplan.com/en-us/business/compare/

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Phisherfolk dangle bait at dot-fish domain

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it cod be

Stop this now, I keep having to re-read thinking something doesn't look right to realise its yet another pun.

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Google's Android 8.0 Oreo has been served

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Re: Yeah, right

Hang on, I thought sim free phones would get updates from the handset manufacturer rather than the service preventer (As they are free from their guff)?

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IT reseller Misco UK shutters warehouse and distie centre

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Re: Misco catalogues

They went for e-books now its just the occasional leaflet with a delivery and email based advertising

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Intel stuffs extra cores into latest mobile Series U Core i5 and i7 chips

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Re: "Up to..."

Burn the "Up to" advertising BS.

People seem to think the speed the router/modem states is what you will get and is clearly what advertisers are pointing to.

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Fresh Microsoft Office franken-exploit flops – and you should have patched by now anyway

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Re: Yawn

Calm down I used the Troll icon to show I was trolling.

I can't claim to be to smart as whilst formatting an external drive I discovered I hadn't turned it on and Windows had done exactly what I told it to and formatted my secondary data drive.

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Re: Yawn

@AC I suggest you start using an Abacus

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Outage outed: Bing dinged, Microsoft portal mortal, DuckDuckGo becomes DuckDuckNo

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Re: "CMOS" as a sample test query?

I always use the keyword test.

<_<

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Commentard Quizwall experiment ends with more quizzing than commenting

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Re: It would be funnier...

"I read that as "having an onion""

Damnit now I am instantly hungry wanting anything with fried onions

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Re: It would be funnier...

Oh I always thought you had to go for what was the funniest answer, so you can sit at your desk going TROLOLOLOL

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OpenAI bot bursts into the ring, humiliates top Dota 2 pro gamer in 'scary' one-on-one bout

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I would like to see OpenAI 3 star Siltbreaker all by itself.

5v5 for a proper match, Dota is about the whole team not a single player.

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Manchester firm shut down for pretending to be Google

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You just need a counter-script script.

I imagine this more satisfying than waiting for the obvious click before I slam the phone down.

Now I am tempted to improve upon this by adding background noises (Such as any old horror movie)

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Foot-long £1 sausage roll arrives

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How could you link the Daily Whinge Bag!

I would link another paper based click-bait website but I can't find any other sausage roll recipes on them.

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Microsoft breaks Office 365 sign-in pages ahead of surprise update

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Re: Inter-departmental communication

"they use Skype for Business to communicate"

But its just an instant messenger (Lync with Skype buttons plastered on), even when Outlook explodes in flames (80GB ost I cba to maintain) it works fine

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Re: Yeah...

Or the departments can you know communicate with each other?

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Post Office puts stamp on ISP minnow Fuel

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Re: What now?

"all still dealing with Crapita"

In my experience they keep buying smaller service companies and integrating them into their borg collective. Its normally not good as they don't seem to actually want anyone's money from these companies they purchase.

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Browser trust test: Would you let Chrome block ads? Or Firefox share and encrypt files?

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Re: I love ads

hmm that's odd I can see a square advert to the right of this comment that is so small I have no idea what it is trying to sell.

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Re: El Reg

"Think they may be for HP or MS or Netapp (see how effective they are?)."

Being force to run IE11 I can confirm two tabs with those Netapp adverts can bring any machine to its knees (Before being told "beh use another browser" I cba to be whinged at for having a non standard browser again).

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Petition calls for Adobe Flash to survive as open source zombie

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Re: FFS

But but I like watching classic Strong Bad Emails!

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So who exactly was to blame for Marketo losing its dotcom?

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Re: One iota

I would not do that, everything these days are audited and if you damaged the company by deliberately ensuring a domain would not be renewed it could be a criminal offence.

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Flash... Nu-uh! Tech folk champing at the bit to switch off life support

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Home Star Runner

Although Flash has been a train wreck in the past 10 years sites such as Home Star Runner wouldn't have been possible without it. Back then it made websites on a 56k fully interactive at that stage was amazing.

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NHS trusts splashed £260m on PCs in last four years

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"Obviously not enough to stop Wannacry"

Because buying new computers and not patching them means they can't Wannacry.

Why even mention Wannacry, the NHS trusts like most organisations will have a standard set of images to use on machines.

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Ew! HTC jams pop-up adverts into people's smartphone keyboards

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Re: I wouldn't touch Swiftkey now, after Microsoft's acquisition of it.

"Apple iOS's keyboard"

That's a bold statement, shame people like me who can't stand on screen keyboards don't rate any of them. I still think the keyboard on the Q10 was perfect for a mobile device (I'm also one of these annoying people to have mechanical keyboards for working with a computer).

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Forgotten your Myspace password? Just a name, username, DoB will get you in – and into anyone else's, too

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Wells that me never being able to access my account ever again

I never put a correct DOB on sites which force a date of birth where I don't think its actually needed (Although it is a bit annoying when you realise "close" friends on Facebook don't know when your actual birthday is).

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Another day, another mass domain hijacking

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"despite the fact that this incident was entirely out of our control"

Erm changed using credentials for your own systems, how was it out of their control?

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Virgin Trains dodges smack from ICO: CCTV pics of Corbyn were OK

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Re: “legitimate interest”

"piss all over data protection"

If my ugly mug was caught on there personally I don't think it would be a big deal (Everyone gets caught in horrid Facebook photos all the time for people I don't know or care about to see on other peoples profiles all the time).

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BlackBerry taking action to fix 'pop-out' screen – namely more glue

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Re: Glue

Me to, if the screen shatters then its not covered by warranty, if it pops out covered.

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Twitter will no longer snaffle data allowances on Virgin Mobile

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Re: Net neutrality please

"social media platform"?

To me social media platforms include BBS, IRC as you interact with other people electronically..

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Imagination: Apple relations still rotten but, hey, losses have shrunk

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Re: It is all Apple's Fault

When I read your post, I still think your post is stating Imagination current problems are all Apple's fault.

"Every time apple release something, there are posts here and in other places stating that Apple is doomed" - I correctly used the Troll icon for those posts

In this case I see it as Apple has got their own chip designers so they have developed their own graphics technology and no longer need Imagination's technology. As long as they haven't just stolen other peoples work I can't see why its Apple's fault (Which hurts me deeply as I hate the Apple brand).

I personally think more damage has been done Imagination failing to get companies to use their processor designs and patents.

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Re: It is all Apple's Fault

How would a company based in the UK apply for Chapter 11 protection in the US?

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NHS WannaCrypt postmortem: Outbreak blamed on lack of accountability

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Re: You have have a million Cyber (euughh) security professionals...

Yes but its the perfect time for managers to try and increase budgets and empire build.

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Cisco and McAfee decide users just can't be trusted not to click on dodgy attachments

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Re: users just can't be trusted not to click on dodgy attachments

IT Sec policies aren't and should not be considered training.

The bad guys are also getting better at exploiting weaknesses in setup and harnessing the power of social engineering.

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users just can't be trusted not to click on dodgy attachments

I agree but its more of a training issue.

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123-reg resolves secure database access snafu

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Re: Obligatory anecdote

Did you check if any other sites were on the same shared hosting server as yourself?

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BOFH: Putting the commitment into committee

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Websites

This is a very good argument to use, especially when every single website put up by marketing is left to die with the "NEW WEBSITE" on the front page for several years.

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It's 2017 and someone's probably still using WINS naming. If so, stop

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Just interested to know, but why do you still use WINS?

I would be annoyed if it was actually used, but come on I wouldn't have used it with Windows 2000 let alone anything recent.

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Microsoft officially hangs up on old Skype phones, users fuming

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Re: Nadella's efforts to undermine any credibility left going on well...

Their problem is people already have abandoned or ignored Windows Phone.

We haven't been able to buy cheap Windows phones via our operator for about half a year, which is a shame as for work they do exactly what is needed.

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Re: RIP Skype ?

I currently use Discord (until they start advertising in the apps) but in theory any IRC server can act as your chat service

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Vxers exploit Intel's Active Management for malware-over-LAN

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Re: I have a feeling that ...

I haven't seen any version of Windows (Assuming its actually patched) use auto run for years?

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Walkers' Crisps pulls backfiring Tweet campaign that paired Gary Lineker and a bunch of nasties

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Re: And Yet Again

I feel for the poor saps at every company who thinks wth when Marketing decide to do anything.

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