* Posts by GreggS

223 posts • joined 24 Feb 2012

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Creased Lightning: Profits wobble at Virgin Media while fibre project stays sluggish

GreggS

This flies in the face of Liberty Globals' entire second quarter earnings actually being boosted by Virgin;

https://www.lightreading.com/video/video-services/eurobites-virgin-media-boosts-liberty-globals-second-quarter/d/d-id/745284?_mc=RSS_LR_EDT

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You could just watch them through an aerial via freeview/youview or through freesat.

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All that dust on Mars is coming from one weird giant alien structure

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Not just astronauts

Nobody wants dust getting in their equipment! Ouch!

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Norwegian tourist board says it can't a-fjord the bad publicity from 'Land of Chlamydia' posters

GreggS

Sometimes you just don't get the rubber the green.

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Priceless: The cost to BT for bothering you with spam? 1.5 UK pence per email

GreggS

Re: % of income

That's supposed to be what the fine will be more aligned to under GDPR. These offences took place before that kicked in though.

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Juno finds some lightning on Jupiter is the polar opposite to bolts here on Earth

GreggS

“If you were mapping Earth you wouldn’t just fly over the United States.”

But isn't that what every Hollywood alien invasion ever does?

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You blithering Ajit! Huawei burns Pai for FCC sh*tlist proposal

GreggS

unverified and unsupportable factual allegations

Can a fact be a fact if it's unverified?

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Foolish foodies duped into thinking Greggs salads are posh nosh

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My wife would tend to agree with the more negative reactions

I just roll with it.

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Smut site offers VPN so you don't bare all online

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Your bank will know

If you decide to use the "premium" paid for offering that is. Which of course also means the government will know via the Inland Revenue (and if you bank with RBS as it's still 71% government owned).

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Huawei Honor 10: At £399, plenty of bang for buck – it's a pity about the snaps

GreggS

But what about all the data going back and forth to China? Trump obviously knows something we don't.

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Paperback writer? Microsoft slaps patents on book-style gadgetry with flexible display

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Re: Life Cycle

As opposed to those who only buy Apple kit or those that only use Linux or those that only use Android?

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Chinese boffins on 3D XPoint: If it works like phase-change memory, it's probably phase-change memory

GreggS

a duck-billed platypus

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Morrisons launches bizarre Yorkshire Pudding pizza thing

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Re: They're copying Greggs, that's all

I had nothing to do with it, honest guv.

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China's first space station to – ahem – de-orbit in late March

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Re: Coming home

I think the spectre of a burning up satellite landing near their offices would mean they'd have a bigger meltdown problem to deal with.

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The sun rose, you woke up, and Qualcomm sued Apple three times

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Re: Mutually assured destruction

Except one of the arguments is that Apple are refusing to pay for their existing licences (and asking all and sundry not to as well), so what's to stop them paying any agreed fee?

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Russia threatens to set up its 'own internet' with China, India and pals – let's take a closer look

GreggS

But

How will they hijack all the Western powers elections if they cut themselves off from the global internet?

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Jet packs are real – and inventor just broke world speed record in it

GreggS

Re: The Corliss Resolution

You mean like this?

https://youtu.be/jOe9RiI0280

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'Screaming' man fined $149 for singing 'Everybody Dance Now'

GreggS

surely they should have just fined him a tenor then?

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Scouse marketing scamps scalped £70k for 100,000+ nuisance calls

GreggS

I don't understand why the ICO don't object to any companies making themselves insolvent or striking themselves off the register.

Companies Act 2006 section 1006

The failure to provide you with a copy of the application to strike off is a criminal offence.s.1006(4)

If it was done with the intention of concealing the striking off from you then that is an aggravated offence s1006(5)

https://www.icaew.com/archive/library/subject-gateways/law/insolvency/legal-alert/when-directors-can-be-personally-liable-on-company-insolvency

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Dumb bug of the week: Apple's macOS reveals your encrypted drive's password in the hint box

GreggS

Welcome to the world of Microsoft Windows

Oh, hang on a minute..

"The biggest problem with Apple putting less effort into macOS isn't that it stagnates — it's that they make buggier, sloppier updates"

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Equifax couldn't find or patch vulnerable Struts implementations

GreggS

Perhaps

They should hire the hackers. They know a lot more about Equifax's customers than the rest of the Equifax board do.

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NatWest customer services: We're aware of security glitch

GreggS

some member of their customer services team had exceeded their authority

By telling the truth.

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Scottish pensioners rage at Virgin cabinet blocking their view

GreggS

It's the incessant noise that i don't like

But i did marry her.

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Smart cities? Tell it like it is, they're surveillance cities

GreggS

Perhaps an intelligent toilet is not such a bad idea

may have helped this person out!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-41167296

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Stephen King's scary movie reboot provokes tears from 'legit clowns'

GreggS

So what's released on September 8th?

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Ubuntu 'weaponised' to cure NHS of its addiction to Microsoft Windows

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Re: Unpatched=Unsafe

They are only simple if you have an IT department who knows what they are doing. It could be said that Windows patches are equally simple and speedy to apply if they are being pushed out by a mechanism such as Windows Update for Business or by IT departments centrally for Enterprise installs.

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Unpatched=Unsafe

It seems to me that the main issue was unpatched systems. The IT support will have to have a major change for that to be any different, regardless of what OS they are using.

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Don't panic, but Linux's Systemd can be pwned via an evil DNS query

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Only 14 responses (at time of writing)

There'd be 10x that many if it were a Windows flaw.

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'No decision' on Raytheon GPS landing system aboard Brit aircraft carriers

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especially if they use Apple maps

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ICO fines Morrisons for emailing customers who didn't want to be emailed

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Every little helps!

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British Airways poised to shed 1,000 jobs to Capita

GreggS

British Airways?

Not any more.

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Pirates hack was a hoax, says Disney boss

GreggS

What's the world coming to?

Chancers saying they're hackers. When i were a lad....

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London City airport swaps control tower for digital cameras

GreggS

Windsor Flight 1-1-4, this is Dulles Approach. Do you copy?

That concludes our object lesson for this evening

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That apple.com link you clicked on? Yeah, it's actually Russian

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Not just Mac

Chrome 57.0.2987.133 on W7 shows the incorrect address, but IE11 shows the correct one for the second link and doesn't show or let you click on the first.

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BT's spam blocker IDs accident claims as top nuisance call

GreggS

Re: Seems you can't sign up

But at least they're doing something and being pro-active about it (even if it is only for their customers). This does make me wonder if they are actually breaking OFCOM regulations by not delivering the call to it's intended recipient though. I'd like to see each and every telecoms company provide this service FOC!

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Uber responds to Waymo: We don't even use that tech you say we stole

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Judge

I note the judge has slammed Uber for relying on Mr Levandowski's pleading of the fifth. He's also questioned why he is still employed by them.

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Nokia’s big comeback: Watches, bathroom scales, a 3310 PR gimmick, Snake, erm...

GreggS

Re: Makes you wonder

I was once having a conversation with a Nokia engineer and a colleague of mine asked him why they didn't use Android. His response? "Why would we? The only people who make money out of Android is Google."

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Bee boffins prove sesame-seed brain is all you need to play football (well, that explains a lot)

GreggS

Being a referee at local parks level i concur with the headline.

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Dirty data, flogged cores: YES, Microsoft SQL Server R Services has its positives

GreggS

Or did they just include R because they're Pirates?

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Last Concorde completes last journey, at maybe Mach 0.02

GreggS

Good looking

Still looks majestic even on the ground and after all these years.

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Parents have no idea when kidz txt m8s 'KMS' or '99'

GreggS

It's the amount of problems i have without a bitch being one.

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Corn-based diet turns French hamsters into baby eating cannibals

GreggS

Re: Eek!

I don't think they exist

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Concrete action?

Feeding them that will just make the hordes of ravenous psycho hamsters harder to kill. if not just harder.

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Elon Musk wants to launch 4,000 satellites and smother globe with net connectivity

GreggS

"As long as Musk continues to spout hyperbolic nonsense, though, he’ll continue getting the coverage he needs to keep the show on the road"

Stop reporting it then. If media stopped reporting on these people then they might, just might, go away. See also, "reality tv stars", the Kardashians etc.

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Married man arrives at A&E with wedding ring stuck on todger

GreggS

Re: Love is a burning thing

Or alternatively;

I hurt myself today

To see if I still feel

I focus on the pain

The only thing that's real

The needle tears a hole

The old familiar sting

Try to kill it all away

But I remember everything

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Love is a burning thing

And it makes a firery ring. Bound by wild desire. I fell into a ring of fire.

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Russia shoves antitrust probe into Microsoft after Kaspersky gripes about Windows 10

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Kasperksy

I've had absolutely no issues with running Kaspersky on my three Windows 10 machines, so i don't see where they are coming from on this. It seems like they're complaining after the horse has bolted.

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Software biz boss on harassment charges represents himself, says I want a jury

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Smartmobe made 'intermittent bright flashes and a hissing noise' in Biz class seat

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QANTAS

It seems that your average QANTAS flyer is the culprit here as the majority of the incidents have happened with them. Perhaps they should change their pre-flight briefing and have passengers fasten their phones to their forehead with velcro.

Of course, if they do lose the phone, it's obvious where it will be - down under.

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