* Posts by CAPS LOCK

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Authorities go hard on coffee maker for stiff Viagra-powered brew

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"In the States, you'll need a prescription for that sort of thing"...

... Such is the grip of the medical establishment in the USA of America you need a prescription for SOLUBLE ASPRIN.

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Russia, China vow to kill off VPNs, Tor browser

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@imanidiot

imanidiot: "I want to use a VPN"

Gubmint: "Certainly Sir, just download the forms from the dot gov website, fill them in stating why you need a VPN and return the forms (by post) with your cheque for 10,000 UKP"

imanidiot: "Ten thousand pounds! That's ridiculous!11!!!!"

Gubmint: "It's to cover our costs, just pass the cost onto your consumers, it's a level playing field, your competitors have to do the same."

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Coming soon to the UK...

... all this same shit.

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Trump to world: Forget moving to America to do a startup

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Trump "You'all nerds can't come in"

World - "We weren't coming anyway - knock yourself out"

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Distro watch for Ubuntu lovers: What's ahead in Linux land

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@ jelabarre59 - Au contraire good sir...

... The insulation is most likely adequate for full strength, proper 240 VAC and the wire guage is FOUR times as big as would be required for the power. W=I^2. R

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@ Missing Semicolon

"Does printing work yet?" - Yes.

I sense you have doubts young padawan. Stretch out with your USB stick and try it out WITHOUT INSTALLING ANYTHING TO YOUR DISK.

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ICO fines 'Wolf of Wall Street' electrical survey biz for nuisance calls

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Thanks to all for the info. In the end I might just attach to next doors wiffy, it's secured by...

... WEP!

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@JimboSmith, at the risk of topic drift, can I ask how you connect to the 'tubes?...

... and anyone else for that matter?

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Report estimates cost of disruption to GPS in UK would be £1bn per day

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Chris Hills and Panicnow are correct, we need an accurate land based solution...

We WERE going to get eLoRaN, cheap, reliable, when it went wrong you could send a fat bloke in a van to fix it. Now however, it has to be space based because America and Russia and China have space ones. Pathetic.

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FreeNAS releases version 11, so let us put the unpleasantness of failed V.10 behind us

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"WTF is a NAS doing hosting virtual machines?" Quite, just because you can...

... doesn't mean you should. Incest and Morris dancing come to mind for some reason...

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If you need NAS software do yourself a favour and try...

... Nas4free.

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Europe-wide BitTorrent indexer blockade looms after Pirate Bay blow

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I could be mistaken, but...

... isn't ripping your CDs 'illegal' again?

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In detail: How we are all pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered – by online biz all day

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The Prisoner is currently showing on Freeview 'True Entertainment'...

... if you're curious as to what all the fuss is about. Personally I think it is one of the high points of television, along side things like "Edge of Darkness'.

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Microsoft's cunning plan to make Bing the leading search engine: Bribery

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Re: So in short

"How about no...." - Quite.

In addition, MS know this will be gamed, it's just a cheap ploy so they can say to advertisers "Look at all this lovely traffic, give money now please". It just shows the level of contempt they have for their advertising customers. Could it be they have the same level of contempt for their other customers?

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WannaCrypt: Pwnage is a fact of life but cleanup could and should be way easier

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Throw the monkey from your back people. It CAN be done...

... and when you have DON'T let it climb back on, I'm looking at you Munich....

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Fat-thumbed dev slashes Samba security

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Carter will be along shortly to explain how this was missed...

... I wonder what she/he will say?

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AI smut-finder is now an Android app

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Naw, It was 'I'm feeling myself - unluckily'

Anyway, what is this supposed to do, decrease the amount of porn on the 'tubes or increase it? I think BOTH might be impossible?!

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China's first large passenger jet makes maiden flight

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The proof of this particular pudding will be in the...

... not crashing. Something that, if the worst should happen, no amount of state propaganda and obfuscation won't be able to obscure.

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Linux homes for Ubuntu Unity orphans: Minty Cinnamon, GNOME or Ubuntu, mate?

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At the end-of-life of XP we moved to Mint/XFCE...

... not a moments regret. It has been a truly superb experience. I'd recommend it to anyone. Especially if you're coming from Windows.

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This story is no more

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Gone!

What did I miss?

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Why Firefox? Because not everybody is a web designer, silly

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Let the Gros Michel banana be a lesson to us all...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gros_Michel_banana

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Embarrassing! FreeNAS downgrades latest release to 'tech preview'

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Need NAS software? Try

Nas4free. I've used it since it was FreeNAS. It's awesome. Try it, you might like it.

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UK.gov cuts deal with Microsoft to avoid £15m post-Brexit price hike

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"But us proles can just pay up."

Or not pay up. Do a bit of research, look at the alternatives, think about new ways of doing things. A little effort now and you can throw the monkey off your back forever. I have and it's a wonderful feeling.

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Staff, projects shed as Ubuntu maker Canonical tries to lure investors

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With severe weakness in the MS offerings on the desktop, and higher costs in the server room...

... now is a good time to be offering an alternative. My business has changed, so will other businesses.

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Sorry eh? Canadian mounties own up: Yes, we own 10 IMSI-catchers

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Re: Red Chinese Monkey Patrol

Bring back "Due South" you stupidheads.

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Oracle uses own public cloud as back-end storage shed for ZFS boxen

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I love ZFS, mind you that maybe because I get it with FreeBSD...

... for nothing.[1]

[1] Although I do contribute money to the FreeBSD foundation. So not a freeloader then. I also write docs.

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So my ISP can now sell my browsing history – what can I do?

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Re: Cheap VPN

Speaking on behalf of the lazy and hopeless "Details plz"

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Microsoft delivers secure China-only cut of Windows 10

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ISTR the Chinese gubmint were developing their own Linux...

...Why yes they were: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/03/22/china_makes_linux_os_with_canonical_help/

Perhaps the source was too open for their liking?

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Barrister fined after idiot husband slings unencrypted client data onto the internet

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A public spanking is in order...

... or is that just me?

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60 slow-mo A-bomb test videos explode onto YouTube

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Oh humans...

... I think we should be hearing from Klaatu.

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Oxford Uni boffins say internet filters probably won't protect teens

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"Think of the children!"

Yea, that's what got me on a register in the first place.

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UK to block Kodi pirates in real-time: Saturday kick-off

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Likely to be as successful as the Pirate Bay block...

... so not at all. Will they ever learn? No.

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Time crystals really do exist, say physicists*

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I wondered what made my time trousers so...

.... uncomfortable. Now I know.

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1.37bn records from somewhere to leak on Monday

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It's the account details of all the microsoft shills in El Regs forums.

Seven down votes? Maybe there're mostly having a lie in. Oh, oh, that was almost a pun.

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Mars orbiter FLOORS IT to avoid hitting MOON

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Re: CAPS LOCK

Au contraire - I have a brain the size of a planet and am two separate gorillas.

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Java? Nah, I do JavaScript, man. Wise up, hipster, to the money

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"And, you know, "...

"And, you know, maybe it’s sometimes worth paying for something that your entire business relies on - just sayin’."

O'Rly? My experience - FOSS more reliable than prop. software.

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NHS patient letters meant for GPs went undelivered for years

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Clearly no-one is checking to see the services being paid for are actually being...

...provided. This stuff comes down from the top.

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Linux on Windows 10: Will penguin treats in Creators Update be enough to lure you?

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So it's Eniw...

... the opposite of Wine...

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'First ever' SHA-1 hash collision calculated. All it took were five clever brains... and 6,610 years of processor time

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"Why does the size have to be identical? "

In the article the pdfs are the same size. If you are checking for tampering, checking the file size is a lot easier than checking the SHA1.

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"just stash away the "KJ"BIUE_D H£(*ERNY£" in a garbage area, you're sorted."

No, you now have a document of a DIFFERENT SIZE. The SHA1 AND the size have to be identical.

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$350m! shaved! off! sale! price! as! Verizon! swallows! Yahoo!

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Verizon must see something I don't...

... where's the value in a weak news site and a lot of mail freeloaders?

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ARM embraces Brit and Swedish upstarts in Softbank NB-IoT push

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NB-IoT = ...

... narrow band internet of things. You're welcome.

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EU privacy gurus peer at Windows 10, still don't like what they see

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Win 7? Uh-oh...

...http://www.ghacks.net/2015/08/28/microsoft-intensifies-data-collection-on-windows-7-and-8-systems/

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BS Detection 101 becomes actual University subject

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Everyone should read this...

... https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Lie-Statistics-Penguin-Business/dp/0140136290/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1487625972&sr=8-1&keywords=how+to+lie+with+statistics

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Is your child a hacker? Liverpudlian parents get warning signs checklist

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"Cyber Security Leader & Entrepreneur"

Clearly Steve Bong!

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Google agrees to break pirates' domination over music searches

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"Home taping is killing music," I wish it would...

... modern music is all shit.

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Microsoft ups Surface slab prices for Brits. Darn weak pound, eh?

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Re: Oh noes, MS is putting its prices up...

Lets take each statement individually:

"Everyone goes out and buys a PC with Windows", have you checked the level of PC sales lately?

"buys and Office 365 subscription" - Not happening in my business. If you want to send me a document use pdf.

"installs MS SQL server" - If I wanted an SQL database, which I don't TYVM, like a lot of other people, I'd use MariaDB

"no one gets fired for buying MS do they." - they do if they drag an organisation into a world of MS mediated misery.

SO , a little hyperbole, but clearly the way things are headed. Additionally, lifting the "No-one ever got fired for buying IBM" saying is looking a little sick now donchathink?

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Oh noes, MS is putting its prices up...

Mr. Microsoft - "I have put my UK prices up"

Everyone in the UK - "Knock yourself out, we weren't going to buy any anyway."

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US visitors must hand over Twitter, Facebook handles by law – newbie Rep starts ball rolling

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"and leave the 2nd device at home" - or simpler still...

...just don't go. That's how I'm handling things.

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Oracle refuses to let Java copyright battle die – another appeal filed in war against Google

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Re: Sco away Oracle

Oracle can't become the new SCO until SCO/TSG dies which will be never.

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