* Posts by tmTM

482 posts • joined 27 Jan 2011

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It's been 5 years already, let's gawp at Microsoft and Nokia's bloodbath

tmTM

Re: Conspiracy theory?

If I remember rightly the N8 came out a little while after the memo hit the news and what surprised most people is that it was a really decent phone, this raised the obvious question as why so thoroughly burn the platform when it was still producing quality products.

Granted it's time was up, but a quiet, managed wind-down would have worked much better.

As it was all the bad press hurt sales of the remaining Symbian phones while the WP7 devices were still hung up in development.

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IBM slaps patent on coffee-delivering drones that can read your MIND

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Re: What could possibly go wrong?

Swap Coffee for Beer and this could work wonders at a large music festival.

No need to stand at the bar, just have the drone fly across the crowd and bring your (viciously over-priced) lager right to you.

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That'll learn ya! Data watchdog spanks two Brit phone botherers

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annnnnnnd..........

they've suddenly folded

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UK taxman warned it's running out of time to deliver working customs IT system by Brexit

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Re: Berxit Or Not

Isn't it abit hard to implement a new system when the idiots in charge can't even agree how we intend to actually leave the EU.

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BT announces Gavin Patterson to become ex-CEO

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Re: Something is wrong.

Maybe if they hadn't wasted Billions chasing football rights their bottom line might look better?

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Up to 25% of new builds still can't get superfast broadband – study

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Re: Superfast

Surely by it's definition Superfast would refer to the top 10 or so percent of available speeds for domestic users.

VM have been offering 300Mbps for ages, at ten times slower you can't really still call 30Mbps "superfast".

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Blockheads changing company names to surf crypto wave get a warning from the SEC

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A fool and his money???

Something........Something.........Something......Blockchain??

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Crappy Christmas! Dixons Carphone dials back profit expectations

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and the price

The latest tech has never been cheap, but the most recent batch of I-things took people's breath away.

Clearly if the latest phone is over a grand most people are holding onto their current one for longer because they aren't willing to pay that kind of money.

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Take a bow, TalkTalk, Post Office, Vodafone! You win most-whinged-about telcos award

tmTM

"The Register asked TalkTalk what it is doing to address its abysmal track record."

and the answer was nothing, because people are still stupid enough to use them.

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Star Wars: Big Euro cinema group can't handle demand for tickets to new flick

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The same things happens on ticket websites when a popular event is launched.

Some companies just do not care.

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Real Mad-quid: Murky cryptojacking menace that smacked Ronaldo site grows

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The new replacement for ads?

Not sure what I'd rather (not) have to be honest

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Sub plot subplot thickens: Madsen claims hatch fumble killed Swede journo Kim Wall

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"Yeah, the hatch hit her head so hard it clean ripped her head off the rest of her body."

and then (probably) sexually molested what was left.

because it's unlikely the poor woman died due to bad maintenance of the vessel.

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Flying electric taxi upstart scores $90m from investors

tmTM

Re: Why am I imagining Clarkson and Co with their 'electric car'?

and still it won't be as stupid as Paris Hilton's cryptocurrancy ICO

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Just delete the internet – pr0n-blocking legislation receives Royal Assent

tmTM

Fire up the VPN

We're going abroad

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eBay denies claims it's failing to thwart 'systematic fraud'

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It's only news because it's actually costing eBay money and not the poor users.

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The beast is back: Reborn ekranoplan heads for the Arctic

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Coat

the project never really took off.

badum tish

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Kodi-pocalypse Now? Actually, it's not quite here yet

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Re: Get it right

" Get It Right From A Genuine Site portal. This encompasses a useful "Find Any Film" search engine."

First attempt at using it and it's total rubbish.

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BT and Virgin Media claim 'broadband' tax will cost £1.3bn

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Re: all that post-Brexit investment

Can't wait for the £350m a week to hit the NHS, we've all been sitting around planning what we're going to be spending it on!

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Batman v Superman leads Razzie nominations

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Re: Obvious omission...

He's up for a lifetime achievement award surely??

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Tech moguls dominate Oxfam's rich people Hateful 8

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"They've got as much money as half the world, scolds charity"

Don't use their stuff then??

oh wait yea, where would we be without Facebook, iphones and Google???

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Verizon is gonna axe its 'unlimited' data hogs

tmTM

"Unlimited" doesn't mean "infinite"

unlimited - not limited or restricted in terms of number, quantity, or extent.

Clearly unlimited does not mean infinite, but it does mean "without limit or restriction"

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Russian banks floored by withering DDoS attacks

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I hope the perps aren't Russian

The police there seem quite adept at catching cyber criminals who take on domestic targets.

The same can't be said when it's a foreign bank under attack.

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Karhoo who? Uber challenger shuts down after burning through $250m

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How many users??

"hundreds of thousands of people who downloaded the app"

You spent quarter of a billion dollars and only got a couple of hundred thousand people to download your app???

Investors might want to know where their money has gone, clearly no-one has ever heard of this company or their app.

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Facebook chokes off car insurance slurp because – get this – it has privacy concerns

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Re: Precious

Yes the news here isn't that Facebook defends it's users privacy.

It's the insurance company weren't going to give Facebook a piece of the action.

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Fancy Bears' who-takes-what in sports hack list ‘manipulated’ before leak

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Slam it as soon as it appears?

It's stolen data thrown up online by some faceless hacker, there are few less reliable sources of information, it should be easy to discredit it solely due to it's source.

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TalkTalk gets record £400k slap-slap from Brit watchdog

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Re: "Talk about toothless watchdogs"

Did someone mention the Advertising Standards Authority ?????

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Jakarta be kidding me! Google gets $400m tax bill from Indonesia

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Re: Is this really an option in Indonesia?

"Can we take a look at your books?"

"Come back with a court order."

"OK, here it is."

"Oh. Erm, thats just a gun?"

"yes, it most certainly is"

"now about these books........................"

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London's Francis Crick Institute will house 1,250 cancer-fighting boffins

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Re: funding

Funding for research in this country has been pretty poor for ages, more cuts are really nothing new.

The shear amount of money that came from Europe instead of our own government shows how little was being put in by Downing Street.

Now had they been mates from Eton working in Canary Wharf........................

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False Northern Lights alert issued to entire UK because of a lawnmower

tmTM

I'd laugh if the grounds team suggested the AuroraWatch guys double checked their data for concordance before making a public announcement.

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EE roaming outage hits Brits basking abroad

tmTM

Re: Is anyone really surprised

Slightly surprised it took this long to hit the skids, mind you they've been quite busy ruining their own network recently.

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Bot-herders fire fake GPS co-ords at Niantic to collect Pokémon

tmTM

Re: Perhaps I've missed something here

Game accounts are selling online, some for quite significant amounts of money.

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VW's first US settlement nearly settled

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Isn't there more interest from the regulator side?

Even if the engines don't breach regulations, they still lied and under-stated emissions levels.

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why in the UK, people have not been able to just return the car as faulty goods?

Well technically the system works really very well...................

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Correction: There was no hangman's noose, claims Hyperloop countersuit ... it was a cowboy's lasso

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"the increase to the PR firm's rate was due to the expanded scope of the firm's work"

and because the PR advisor was now gargling the boss's junk on a nightly basis.

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UK South East Coast Ambulance slammed for creaking emergency dispatch IT

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"something in the official statements does not compute"

Maybe because it's all total bullcrap from a public body desperately trying to cover-up it's failings???

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Lycamobile offices 'raided over fraud allegations' – report

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Re: Quelle surprise

because a company that advertises in phone boxes and grimey shop doorways is definitely going to be 100% legit.

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No watershed: China hacker groups in decline before Xi-Obama deal

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They won't go away

So teams of highly experienced and very well trained hackers are going to stop what they're doing and go off and take a menial desk job???

I'm sure they'll know full well just how much money can be made on the private (underground) market with the skill set they have.

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TalkTalk scam-scammers still scam-scamming

tmTM

Re: Hmm

Perhaps after the Talk Talk scam attempt she did some reading online and found all the articles on El Reg??

or she was just monstrously tired.

This morning I gave the dog my cereal and walked off with his food bowl, sleep deprivation - very bad!

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Chinese bit-squatter information thieves dupe Taiwan Govt site

tmTM

"Concrete attribution however is difficult for groups with solid state support."

Slight correction

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Lights! Camera! Infraction! Filmmakers behind 117 million robocalls to shift DVDs

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Re: First billion dollar fine for robocalling?

Just a pity the British equivalent isn't as effective.

Instead of including individual executives, they'd just take the already liquidated company to court, then make some moronic announcement about "recovering the fine".

Blood from a stone anyone?

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VXer group ramps up malware to attack Indian embassies

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Nothing at all....

to do with Pakistani intelligence.

Nothing at all...............................well maybe.

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Pandora investor: Sell this company sooner rather than later

tmTM

Read between the lines

Hedge fund Corvex Partners has revealed that it owns 10 per cent of the veteran streaming music company

Pandora's shares have almost halved in value over the past year.

They splurged a load of cash thinking they were picking up the next Tech titan.

It's loosing value and they're staring down a big loss.

They want some big sugar daddy to come along and buy the company for a nice premium to get them out of the massive hole they're in.

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Apple will be grilled by Irish National Planning Board over €850m data centre plan

tmTM

Re: I don't know why but this made me think of:

I was thinking more:

"There is room", said Councillor Peter Feeney while he was stuffing brown envelopes of cash into his briefcase.

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Samsung's little black box will hot-wire your car to the internet. Eek!

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"you can already get a "black box" that logs how you drive."

and they're about as popular as a fart in an elevator.

They're only ever forced on young, in-experienced drivers or those with a very sketchy driving record.

Shockingly Joe Public doesn't actually want some faceless organisation watching his every move.

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China's Dalek-like robots fear only one terrifying nemesis: Stairs

tmTM

Re: I cannot

With the obligatory cock spray painted on the front of it.

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Fake CEOs pilfer $2.3bn from US biz pockets in three years – Feds

tmTM

All down to the people in charge ultimatley

If they operate the friendly "ask me if you have an issue", "no question is stupid" type of business then these would get flagged up, employee's would double check (just a simple phone call) before sending large amounts of money over-seas.

If they're the kind of angry, pent-up moron who barks orders and expects people to fall in line then it's obvious this kind of scam will easily operate.

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Your money or your life! Another hospital goes down to ransomware

tmTM

Re: No it's not, I bought some in a CVS in South Carolina last month

I bought some in CVS last time I was in New York.

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We’re not holding biz to ransom, says pay to play ad-blocking outfit

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They won't ever stop the worst offenders anyway, but I imagine for good PR they have to at least pay lip-service to the idea.

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North Dorset Council hit by ransomware, flips the bird at miscreants

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not to mention

The practise of promoting idiot people out of the way, eventually one or several end up in control of something potentially quite important.

Looks like North Dorset got it right, good on them.

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Amazon Shocker: Firm recalls Fire and Fire Kids power adapters

tmTM

Re: Oooo £12

Considering the tablet was on sale in the Black Friday deals for £35 I think?

£12 back on that isn't too shabby at all.

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