* Posts by wolfetone

3247 posts • joined 6 Aug 2011

You're legit and you know you are... Thanks to chanting racist footie fans, linking to dodgy stuff isn't necessarily illegal (well, in Europe)

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The right of free speech includes the right to offend, and it includes the right to defend.

If someone wants to say something horrific, let them. But it's in the public domain, and it allows those who are offended to state why that person is wrong. Banning such things from being said then allows the original person to cry persecution, and leads others to think why can't it be discussed in a public forum so that people can understand what they said was wrong and disgusting. It gives a chance for all sides to put their case forward, and for the wider audience to understand the situation.

But banning things just leads to the abuse of power, and in the end that's what festers strong feelings without recourse for education or for people to be told why they believe such and such a thing is wrong. That's what breeds terrorism, that's what breeds underground movements, that's what breeds people to go out at night and target sectors of the public.

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Total Inability To Support User Phones: O2 fries, burning data for 32 million Brits

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An update 20 hours on:

O2 say they've fixed the problem and it's all back to norman, but I'm still sending texts and I'm still getting messages saying the texts weren't delivered or sent. So yeah, clusterfuckarooney.

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Re: Pffft

"32m out of 66m, that means 34m are ok, so YOU LOST, GET OVER IT!!!"

TITSUP means TITSUP!

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I'm on Tesco Mobile, my phone has no internet anyway so I'm not too bothered about that. But I haven't been able to send a single text message all morning, including now at 12:35pm.

I'm outraged etc etc. Secretly I'm glad though as I don't have to talk to anyone and can actually do work.

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Re: Pffft

"32m phones, which is not quite the same thing as 32m people,"

Exactly, drug dealers use 2 or 3 phones.

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Pencil manufacturers rejoice: Oz government doesn't like e-voting

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Who uses a pencil to cast their vote? Use a pen!!!! You can't rub out a pen.

Although saying that, I know some pedantic commentard is going to prove to me you can.

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Apple co-founder and former CEO has the most expensive John Hancock on the planet

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Re: Very good of you

I pity the fool who paid £40,000 for something you can get for free off the internet.

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Pulses quicken at NASA as SpaceX gets closer to crewed launches and Russia readies the next Soyuz

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Re: Elon & Drugs

Remember: America likes to be seen as saints in public, but perverts in private. Do as NASA say, not as they do.

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Boeing 737 pilots battled confused safety system that plunged aircraft to their deaths – black box

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"It's simply not safe to let humans fully fly an aircraft, pilots like to talk about the good old days when everything was manually controlled but the truth is that pilots have never been very good at fully flying an aircraft and never will be. Accident rates have plummeted since the computers took over.

Some pilots still like to think they are big hot shot mega dicks who are fully in control of everything and you will see some commenting that this crash was 100% the pilot's fault and say things like "hur dur any good pilot would have been able to resolve the situation"."

I think the pilots of the Quantas A380 that had an engine explode would beg to differ on that one. Especially when all the computers crapped themselves and basically said "We give up, it's up to you", the pilots landed it safely without hydraulics or anything like that.

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I remember watching an episode of Air Crash Investigation and they were talking about fly-by-wire controls that Airbus have, and that Boeing don't do that because they would rather trust the pilot to fly the plane.

What happened to that?

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GTA gamer cuffed, charged after PS4 live mic allegedly overheard him raping teen girl

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Makes you think how many Amazon Alexa's, Xbox One's, Google Home's etc have been listening in to people and have been witnessing these crimes.

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Baroness Trumpington, former Bletchley Park clerk, dies aged 96

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"Hopefully her family send her away with a box of fine cigars..."

Next time my wife moans at me for smoking a cigar I'll direct her to that article, pointing (with said cigar) "SHE LIVED TO 96!!!!"

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Check your repos... Crypto-coin-stealing code sneaks into fairly popular NPM lib (2m downloads per week)

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Re: No software can be trusted

"I beg to differ, I have a tendency to trust code I've written and tested myself. "

But we can't trust your code, and that's what they were getting at.

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Analogue radio is the tech that just won't die

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We have a DAB radio in the house for the dog when we're out. One day I was at home and it was rather stormy, and I noticed the signal on the radio kept being interrupted. I dug out an old Ghetto blaster thing with an FM radio on it from the mid-80's, there was no loss in signal.

Call me old fashioned, but DAB isn't ready for the mainstream yet.

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In Space, Still: 20 years since Russia hurled first bit of floating astronaut hostel into orbit

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Shades of Mir?

Shades of Space Station Freedom. And that didn't work out well for the original version of Trump's Presidency either.

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Re: Polyus/Skif/TKS

Well the initial stages of the ISS that came from Russia were originally intended to form the basis of Mir 2. So it's not a surprise to think it looked like that.

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Well that's just spliffing: UK Amazon merchants peddling Mary Jane

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In various places in Birmingham and the wider West Midlands, you can pop in to an industrial unit and fill your car up with Red Diesel. There's signs for it on the road, along with the the wording "Available to the General Public".

Across Birmingham you can message a chap on Instagram, get his username for a private chat thing like Discord or Telegram, and you can request their "Menu" and provide a postcode and these guys will rock up to wherever you are with a quantity that would've normally got them put in prison for a length of time.

The issue being is that people in the UK do not give a hairy shite about the law any more, because they know damn well the police either aren't interested or there isn't enough of them to actually do their job. Anyone who's rang them recently to report a crime will testify to this.

And then you get that absolute clown of whoever she is (manages the Met Police), saying she'd rather her police investigated misogyny rather than burglaries. What a way to instill respect and trust in the police. Wow. Well bloody done.

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Behold, the world's most popular programming language – and it is...wait, er, YAML?!?

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Ah, I remember the good old days when first tinkering with Symfony and you had to use YAML for everything. Writing the YAML files manually, God help you if you put a tab in your YAML. It'd knacker the whole thing. For months all I heard were my fellow developers smashing the space bar four times for most of the day.

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Bloke fined £460 after his drone screwed up police chopper search for missing woman

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Did they find the woman?

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Alexa, cough up those always-on Echo audio recordings, says double-murder trial judge

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Privacy Policy

I don't own any of these assistants, but I know that if you ask Alexa about Amazon's Privacy Policy it won't answer you.

I told this to someone on a true crime group on Facebook, and they said they just asked Google's thingymebob what Amazon's Privacy Policy was, and apparently it responded "They don't have any".

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Scam or stunt? It's looking like the latter... Xiaomi so sorry for £1 smartphone 'promo'

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Shut up and take my money!

Oh wait, you can't.

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GDPR USA? 'A year ago, hell no ... More people are open to it now' – House Rep says EU-like law may be mulled

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Re: I don't care what they do

"Anything would be an improvement over the wild west we have over here now!"

You say that like it's never been the wild west over there?

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Lucky, lucky, Westminster residents: Who better to look after your housing benefits than Capita?

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"Are they setting themselves up for another Carillon style fiasco?"

By the time the turd hits the juicer no one who signed the contracts will be in any position to face justice.

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Woke Linus Torvalds rolls his first 4.20, mulls Linux 5.0 effort for 2019

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"The asterisks go around the *not*, you cretinous amoeba!!!"

The *asterisks* go around _anything_ I WANT YOU F**KING IDIOT! DON'T DO THAT AGAIN!

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I do not *like* this new passive aggressive Linus. Bring back the _old_ Linus, all is forgiven!

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Stairway to edam: Swiss bloke blasts roquefort his cheese, thinks Led Zep might make it tastier

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Baby Cheese do do do-do-do

Baby Cheese do do do-do-do

Baby Cheese do do do-do-do

Baby Cheese.

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ZX Spectrum reboot scandal man sits on Steve Bannon design tech shindig committee

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I did not know that Steve Bannon was in the market for Levy's sex bot.

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Concerns over cops' crap computer kit: UK MPs call for cash, capacity, command

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"Every government department: we’re underfunded

Also every government department: we spent a billion or two on IT crap than none of our front line staff needed or wanted"

The exact thing to be expected when you have politicians who have no real world experience, they come out of university with a degree in politics and think it's their right to become an MP. If you have an MP with real world experience put them in a job that allows them to use that experience to make decisions instead of heavy reliance upon "experts" who are only "experts" because they give their recommendation based on how much money they're likely to get.

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Woman who hooked up with over 15 spectres has found her forever phantom after whirlwind romance and plane sex

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At what point does it become your duty to refer people like this to mental health services?

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Manchester man fined £1,440 after neighbours couldn't open windows for stench of dog toffee

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Pity he wasn't from Sheffield

Then you could've referred to it as dog Pulp...

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Apple might be 'collateral damage' in US and China trade dust-up

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Re: Pour encourager les autres ?

"The way Trump is approaching it; it could well escalate and end in real war."

War is always good for business.

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Congrats from 123-Reg! You can now pay us an extra £6 or £12 a year for basically nothing

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"Migrating 5 domains to Gandi. Their domain hosting includes 2 free free mailboxes, which is all I need."

Got to love a company that - on their homepage - tell you that they don't bullshit you.

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"I made a mistake on the data selection and included those who had enabled the Nominet Whois Optout which was available for Individual/Personal registrations around 2014."

So it's a GDPR issue now then?

Tut tut tut

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I've just tried this and it's happening to me too.

123-Reg will never learn.

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Re: No email here

Haven't had an email either.

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If you saw a Google ad recently, know that it helped pay off one of its 'sex pest' execs $90m

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Here's me playing the lottery like a chump.

All I need to do instead is work my way up to a position of power at Google, smack a colleague on the arse, get a few million in a pay out to go away and shut up.

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The best way to screw the competition? Do what they can't, in a fraction of the time

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But wasn't coax a Novell idea?

I'll get my coat.

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UK data watchdog fines Facebook 17 minutes of net profit for Cambridge Analytica brouhaha

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"As I keep saying, these companies are run by kids who never learned to grow up."

There might be something in that, considering the amount of money they're making.

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That Saudi oil and gas plant that got hacked. You'll never guess who could... OK, it's Russia

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Even though it's been reported on this very site that software created by the NSA to make cyber attacks look like they originated from a specific country is available to all and sundry, we're still able to accept findings like this as gospel?

Are we really, really sure about this? Given everything else that's going on. I know everything that's old is new again, but I'm not really a fan of the whole anti-Russia rhetoric version 2.0.

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Zip it! 3 more reasons to be glad you didn't jump on Windows 10 1809

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What absolute numpty at Microsoft thinks the update process (both in terms of what the user experiences and how it's delivered to the user in the first place) is fit for purpose?

The same clown who gets paid to make those decisions and gets a better pension than most of us, probably.

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PC version of Linux 4.19 lands with PC version of Linus Torvalds: Kernel handed back to creator

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Re: We're all maybe going the wrong way guys.

"Directing that sentiment at those running the world isn't quite the same thing as directing it at people trying to contribute to your open source project though, is it?"

True, but it's not like Linus didn't give those clowns a bollocking for no reason. They'd screw up, and wouldn't accept they screwed up, he was right to tell them to fuck off.

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From dank memes to Krispy Kremes: British uni eggheads claim viral lol pics make kids fat

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"I don't know why PE teachers get so much stick.

Do you not remember getting your first secondary school timetable and realising that on one day a week you were being "forced" to play football for two straight lessons?"

Don't know what school you went to, but there was nothing fun about doing gymnastics for 2 hours straight with a teacher who used to be in the army.

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You know what, they're right. I never used to drink alcohol, but then I saw the meme with the middle aged chap with the bottle of beer, and all I could do was drink Vodka.

Clowns. Cure cancer or something useful instead of justifying your salary coming up with ridiculous bollocks like this.

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Huawei's Watch GT snubs Google for homegrown OS

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"Diamond-like Carbon"

So, it's a Cubic Zirconia then?

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RIP Paul Allen: Microsoft cofounder billionaire dies at 65 after facing third bout with cancer

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"Billionaire Paul Allen, who cofounded Microsoft with Bill Gates in 1975 and is credited with coining the company's name"

I always thought it was Bill Gate's wife that came up with the name? *wink wink, nudge nudge*

Joking aside, it's sad. Like others have said, for better or for worse, he helped change the world and has done a lot more to help people than other bazillionaires. RIP.

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UK.gov withdraws life support from flagship digital identity system

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Re: It sucked lemons!

Tried Royal Mail last year as well, even though I told them my ID was a non-UK issued passport it let me proceed to putting the passport details in. But then the page kept saying I entered my passport details wrong. It was STILL looking for a UK passport.

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SpaceX touches down in California as Voyager 2 spies interstellar space

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Re: Presumably you're not using ...

I didn't know CERN was in America?

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Google now minus Google Plus: Social mini-network faces axe in data leak bug drama

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Re: First nail in the G+ coffin...

"Look at when Apple put U2 on everyone's phone. Nobody likes being forced to listen to U2."

FTFY

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Re: Whoops.

"That said, a lot of gamers and a not insignificant number of others are going to be pissed."

They'll get over it, the same way they have to get over a woman being the new Dr.Who.

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