* Posts by J. R. Hartley

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Is Apple going ease off its HomeKit chokehold? Sure looks like it...

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LightwaveRF

I use LightwaveRF for my lighting in my house. Works very well, but I fear it may all have to be replaced at some stage due to incompatibility with everything else - this is the problem with early adoption. I have a Ring doorbell. Few HikVision POE security cameras for good measure. Some VOIP phones too.

Needless to say they don't talk to each other. Future plans include heating controls and wireless doorlocks. No reason.

I'd like to go 'All-in' with one system but that just isn't feasible yet. These closed source systems mean if the company goes titsup, I'm fucked.

We need another 10 years for the industry to consolidate or at least sort its shit out imho.

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ZX Spectrum Vega+ blows a FUSE: It runs open-source emulator

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Re: but that's the same as everyone elses review!

"cost...

30 quid for a pi 3b+ (could probably do it on a 2b)

10 quids worth of PLA a couple of hours printing on the 3d printer to produce a case..

20 quid for decent batteries and a charger...

10 quid for a SDcard...

there you go... could make it yourself for 70 quid for a single unit. reduce cost by at least half for bulk purchases and injection moulds."

...but that's not what they did. Your argument is invalid.

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Re: but that's the same as everyone elses review!

£105 is far too cheap for this, and the money raised was never ever going to be enough to do it properly. I'm actually surprised anything was delivered at all.

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ZX Spectrum reboot latest: Some Vega+s arrive, Sky pulls plug, Clive drops ball

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Re: What we need

LEAVE PEDDLE ALONE!!

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Microsoft devises new way of making you feel old: Windows NT is 25

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It was still shite compared to the Amiga. Only XP only finally changed that.

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How much do you think Cisco's paying erstwhile Brit PM David Cameron?

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Nortel

Always preferred Nortel. They would have had Jeremy Corbyn instead.

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You wanna be an alpha... tester of The Register's redesign? Step this way

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Fuck

I always use the desktop version on my mobile (Galaxy S8). Works really well actually. Is this still going to be possible under the pointless new redesign?

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Scam alert: No, hackers don't have webcam vids of you enjoying p0rno. Don't give them any $$s

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Re: Suicide

I'm not sure you read my post correctly. It doesn't matter that there's no video. It's the threat. Do try and keep up.

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Suicide

A kid in my town killed himself because some lowlife scumbag cunt had coerced him into making a video, and threatened to send it to his family. These people have blood on their hands, this should be taken very seriously.

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Flipping 'ell, Dell! IT giant preps to go public again, files its homework

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Re: Here comes the crap again

Let's get one thing straight. Dell never gave a shit about you, or quality. They have done, and will continue to sell the cheapest shite they can possibly get away with.

Capitalism is pure dung.

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Creep travels half the world to harass online teen gamer… and gets shot by her mom – cops

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If he was black she'd have took his head off much sooner.

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CEO of struggling storage biz Tintri quits

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As my teacher used to say to me...

...It's not looking good, is it. :/

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Don’t talk to the ATM, young man, it’s just a machine and there’s nobody inside

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Re: Hi Vis...

@caffine addict that's class haha. If this were Facebook I'd send you a friend request.

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Re: Ah FUBAR

From my scale company days: Failure Under Calibration, Known Error Detected.

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The good old days

Back when PPP over ATM meant someone had pissed on the cash machine.

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June 2018, and Windows Server can be pwned with a DNS request

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What a time to be alive.

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Watchdog slams TSB boss for underplaying extent of IT meltdown

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Re: Did they offshore their IT?

Bollocks. If they try and increase their charges, people will leave. Don't accept their bullshit.

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Did they offshore their IT?

Slap a big fine right up 'em!

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Pwn goal: Hackers used the username root, password root for botnet control database login

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Facepalm

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NASA spots asteroid on crash course with Earth – with just hours to go

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Re: velocity of a sheep in a vacuum in El Reg units

African or European sheep?

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Re: The only site that...

I near shat.

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Microsoft commits: We're buying GitHub for $7.5 beeeeeeellion

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Re: @Harley

I've been writing books since I was an infant, I have been published in 47 languages, and still some cunts get my name wrong.

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Re: They might not fuck it up.

Wrong.

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Shite

Wonder which new and exciting way they're gonna fuck it up.

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Facebook finally fully embraces GDPR – Generally Derailing Pages Recklessly

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Total Inability To Support Users Pages.

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You know that silly fear about Alexa recording everything and leaking it online? It just happened

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Re: Most of us knew that this was going on

Just because you're paranoid doesn't mean everyone's not out to get you.

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Re: Anyone dumb enough

Lol. You delicate summer flower.

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'I physically disabled the built in microphone'

I could see your lips move, Dave.

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To quote Brasseye:

This Is The One Thing We Didn't Want To Happen.

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Uber jams Arizona robo-car project into reverse gear after deadly smash

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So it's moving really, rather than shutting down.

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

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Re: Reaver

2010 called, they want their catchphrases back.

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Reaver

Easy peasy

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IPv6 growth is slowing and no one knows why. Let's see if El Reg can address what's going on

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Re: What's the revenue angle?

But IPv6 is 2 better than IPv4. That's gotta be worth a few quid per month extra...

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Sysadmin hailed as hero for deleting data from the wrong disk drive

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Disk Doctor

As an Amigaman, the words Disk Doctor still make me recoil in horror. Lazarus my arse.

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Open justice FTW! El Reg fought the law – and El Reg won

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Re: Nicely Done Reg!

Excellent work. Barbara Streisand sends her regards.

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BT bets farm on consumers: Announces one network to rule 'em all

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Re: Happy plus.net customer

Cheers mate :)

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Re: Happy plus.net customer

Never knew that before. Is that genuinely a fact or are you just being cynical? I could believe either option tbh.

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"Some customers will pay for good service."

And that's why I went to Zen. Worked out only a 5er a month more than Plusnet (I was a loyal customer for the last 6 years so they were ripping me off).

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How many ways can a PDF mess up your PC? 47 in this Adobe update alone

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Impressive

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So when can you get in the first self-driving car? GM says 2019. Mobileye says 2021. Waymo says 2018 – yes, this year

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Bollocks

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Heir to SMS finally excites carriers, by making Google grovel

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Re: Just what the world needs

All I use is SMS & Telegram. WhatsApp gives me the creeps.

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Re: Doubled?

So it's basically a way for advertisers to rope us in even more? Forgive me if I don't get excited. It sounds fucking shite. I bought myself a NOS W810i which I plan to use in future. I'll go online when I'm home, enough is enough.

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New Monty Python movie to turn old jokes into new royalties

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Are you saying Ni to that old woman?

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Spam, spam, egg and spam.

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Cambridge Analytica dismantled for good? Nope: It just changed its name to Emerdata

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God I love The Reg.

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NetHack to drop support for floppy disks, Amiga, 16-bit DOS and OS/2

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Re: Lamentable but understandable.

The Amiga version won't die.

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Apple grounds AirPort once and for all. It has departed. Not gonna fly any more. The baggage is dropped off...

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Re: Sad times

Ruckus

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Re: Then in 2020...

I prefer the term 'Fruity Foxconn-rebrander' myself.

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RIP: Sinclair ZX Spectrum designer Rick Dickinson reaches STOP

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Re: All the best wishes to the family!

I had the pleasure of meeting Rick Dickinson at a charity do once. He was surprisingly down to earth and VERY funny.

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