* Posts by insane_hound

17 posts • joined 10 Jan 2012

How to make people sit up and use 2-factor auth: Show 'em a vid reusing a toothbrush to scrub a toilet – then compare it to password reuse


I use the toilet line in my new starter training.....

gets a laugh / groan every month

It's 2018 and your Macs, iPhones can be pwned by playing evil music


Re: Dream On Apple

Do you genuinely believe that Apple is:

"only making money on the hardware sale"

Of course they look to monetise your information, perhaps they are not as efficient at it as Google and Amazon.

Lenovo spits out retro ThinkPads for iconic laptop's 25th birthday


Re: Leaving Thinkpad after 20 years

Agreed I absolutely despise my T440p. other than T440p, the only other thinkpad I have not loved was the X61s

Re-identifying folks from anonymised data will be a crime in the UK


This is one of those situations where if we want to continue to transfer information between our companies and EU companies, we need to have regulations similar to GDPR.

The ultimate full English breakfast – have your SAY


Full English:

2 good quality sausages

2 good quality slices of Back bacon

Fried egg (or 2)

several slices of Fried Bread

Black pudding (from good butcher - not supermarket)


Fried tomato

NO, and I repeat NO baked beans!!!!!!!!

Accompanied with English breakfast tea and freshly squeezed orange juice

Lloyds online banking goes TITSUP*


Re: Main Website is Down.

No idea if that link is genuine.... but suggesting people use a link to online banking from a forum is encouraging very dubious security practise.

Continuum gets some Qualcomm mid-range support


Re: Daft

It's sad that you consider a phone less than 3 years old to be 'ancient'. I'm still using the original Xperia Z and have up until now found no reason to upgrade it.

It's not getting marshmallow, so maybe I will upgrade soon, but I wouldn't consider it to fall into the 'ancient' category.

When I bought it, I sold my SE Xperia Arc S to a friend who has only just replaced it. At 6ish years old you could probably consider that 'ancient' in smart phone terms.

Amazon Fire HD 8: Mid-spec Nokia Lumi... er, MediaTek slab


lock screen adverts

Price: £129.99 (8GB) £149.99 (16GB). Add £10 to remove the lock-screen adverts. RRP

£10 extra to not get adverts on the lock screen....

seriously???? that's just rude!

Love your IoT gadget but could you keep the noise down?


One of your best


Who wants SLEEP DEPRIVATION for Christmas?


12 ppl

yet another study by supposedly expert scientists that have a laughably low number of subjects.... 12 people????? really!!!

I suspect the results have some merit, but how can you generalise from such a small test group

YES, iPhones ARE getting slower with each new release of iOS


Re: Old OS == Faster on newer hardware

valid point, except windows 3.11 is not an operating system.

Instagram: You'll LOVE our 'enjoyable' new feature. Yes, it's adverts



Video Adverts - a sure fire wire to make me never visit a site again.

You MERCILESS FIEND... you put that audio file on AUTOPLAY


Video is ok??? er no

Video tends to have audio with it... As somebody who opens up a number of news pages at once, having video adverts auto play is a sure fire way to make me close the site and not return (when I find the correct tab)

Review: Sony Xperia Z


Build quality

The build quality is fantastic! Finally there is a well built android phone. It feels far better quality than phones like the S3 (and even the S2 which was better than the S3).

And personally I love the minimalist styling

Apple CEO: Frothing fanboi iPhone 5 hype screwed our sales


iPhone6 due in February

It'll have a screen 0.1 inches bigger and iOs7.... don't buy a 5 because you'll need to buy a 6 next year!

2012 Games Preview

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Diablo 3

How can you forget Diablo 3?????

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