* Posts by GreggS

190 posts • joined 24 Feb 2012

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

GreggS

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

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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...

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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

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

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Last Concorde completes last journey, at maybe Mach 0.02

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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'

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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

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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

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"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

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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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Judge allows Apple's faceless Irish head to settle for €45k - report

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Perhaps

Him and Bernie Ecclestone should start breakfasting together to compare notes.

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GreggS

You've already bribed the Deatheaters so your stay won't be that long.

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Amazon supremo Bezos' Blue Origin blows its top over Texas desert

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It certainly was some ejaculation!

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Exchange down for Android and iOS users

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Outlook for iOS

I've had no issues with Outlook or the native Mail app on my iPhone connected to my work O365 server.

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Hacker and chums jailed over gold bullion hack, track 'n' grab scam

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Re: The toilet cistern?

Perhaps flushed with their successes, he thought it would be a good place to hide it.

There - i said it.

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Lindsay Lohan's Grand Theft Auto V cartoon case kicked out of court

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Lacey Jonas or Andrea Bottino?

http://www.gamesradar.com/new-yorks-courts-throw-out-the-gta-5-lindsay-lohan-case-its-satire/

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'Daddy, what's a Blu-ray disc?'

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Re: Forgotten format?

Me too. Plex anyone?

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Brexit Britain: HP Sauce vs BBC.co.uk – choices that defined voters

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They won't need to. They'll use your wi-fi signal instead;

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/08/06/bbc_detector_van_wi_fi_iplayer/

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Some of these choices are strange

So , Leavers;

1) HP sauce, taken away from the UK and now produced in the Netherlands. An argument for keeping things British and supporting Leave I suppose.

2) Bisto - still produced in the UK by Premier Foods.

3) ITV News?, ITV News?, come on people. Only slightly higher up the rung than Sky news. Still watching this all the time would probably have me voting to leave as well.

4) The Health Lottery. A lottery where good 'ole UK folk can spend thousands trying for the "big win" and contribute to "health related causes" - not even NHS mind and they don't even contribute to these causes as much as the National Lottery does. Run by the company owned by Richard Desmond! I suppose the justification is that this is required at all.

5) Birds Eye - An AMERICAN brand and always has been. I suppose it is difficult for people who voted leave to differentiate between mainland Europeans, Americans or any other continent for that matter (as has been proven with some of the reported post-Brexit racially motivated attacks that have taken place).

6) Iceland - Seriously? If this was the best that Britain could offer supermarket wise then i suppose i'd want to leave as well.

7) Sky News - see 3) and the fact this is owned by an Australian. I don't see them complaining about Sky Sports ruining football.

8) Cathedral city - This is still made in Cornwall, so a good British brand.

9) PG Tips - and this one.

10) Richmond - As in London? Really? It's half-owned by Russian oligarchs. The other half is owned by the Chinese.

As for the Remainers;

1) bbc.co.uk - It's not exactly TheRegister.co.uk is it?

2) BBC iplayer - It's not exactly Netflix is it?

3) Instagram - It's no Facebook, oh, wait a minute..

4) London Underground - Are they actually not on strike this week then?

5) Spotify - It's no Tidal is it? But at least it is European.

6) Airbnb - Another American site.

7) LinkedIn - sigh, this is also an American site.

8) Virgin Trains - It's no Southern Rail is it? At least it is a British "success" story, uses French & Belgian built trains.

9) Twitter - Another American web-site??? sorry i've ran out of characte

10) EasyJet - started by a Greek-Cypriot man who lives in the tax haven of Monaco.

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BT customers hit by broadband outage ... again

GreggS

Nothing to do

with the recent Government report telling BT to get their house in order???

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GMB tests Uber 'self-employed drivers' claim at London tribunal

GreggS

Re: Care agencies seem to get away with it

Actually, this has now changed. They have to be paid for travel time as well and it has to be included in minimum wage calculations and holiday pay;

https://www.unison.org.uk/news/article/2014/06/unison-welcomes-travel-time-victory/

and here;

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/carers-mihomecare-settlement-minimum-wage-care-worker-landmark-legal-case-a6936406.html

This was another way employers could avoid payment to not only their workers but The Inland Revenue.

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Star Trek Beyond: An unwatchable steaming pile of tribble dung

GreggS

So tell us

what you really thought of it!

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Man killed in gruesome Tesla autopilot crash was saved by his car's software weeks earlier

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Re: Autopilot...

You're correct, it was clarified after not only this, but an earlier near-miss involving two Japanese airlines. The Japanese asked for the clarification after that incident but it wasn't until the final report on this accident that it was actually specified TCAS takes priority. The incident report also found that both sets of advice was contradictory, the DHL pilots being instructed to go with TCAS, the Russian one, to go with ATC (or their last instruction).

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Re: Autopilot...

if i remember rightly the Russian pilot overruled the TCAS system and also got conflicting information from the sole air-traffic controller working on the nigh - so humans caused that, not the automated TCAS which gave the correct instructions to avoid the collision to both sets of pilots.

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Re: Wouldn't have happened in the UK.

Yeah, but then The Fast & The Furious would have to come up with a whole slew of new ways to avoid the chasing bad guys.

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Amazon twangs its Elastic File System at on-premises filer rivals

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-.33 Pound?

They pay yo to store your data? Or just a dig at the post-Brexit Sterling fall?

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Time to re-file your patents and trademarks, Britain

GreggS

It also doesn't help when MP's come on T'telly saying they've had emails from their constituents along the lines of; "I wanted to remain but voted leave as a protest vote and didn't expect leave to win."

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Fresh hell for TalkTalk customers: TeamView trap unleashed

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Still, look on the bright side.

I'm told they're cheap.

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Belgian brewery lays 3.2km beer pipeline

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Re: Have the Simpsons done that?

They did, it was in Homer v the Eighteenth Amendment. Pipes carried bowling balls filled with beer into Moe's..

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I really wouldn't like to be cleaning those pipes!

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Nuisance caller fined a quarter of a million pounds by the ICO

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So, they bombard people with calls about compensation for job-related hearing loss and get fined £250'000. That'll fall on deaf ears now they're no longer trading.

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Inside Electric Mountain: Britain's biggest rechargeable battery

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Yeah but don't feel that sorry for them - they have far more commercial breaks in their shows than we do (even Sky 1).

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Irish mum coughs to children's allowance fiddle

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Re: Out of sight, out of mind?

Nailing's too good for them! nasty as something I just thought up!

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Amazon UK boss is 'most powerful' man in food and drink

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Coat

Amazon Prime

Rib, anyone?

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NetNames confirms easily.co.uk whacked by cyber crims

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Re: "Told punters yesterday", did they?

The legit one I got (as i still have one of my wife's domains with them) only contained links to the legit easily.co.uk site, but i iwas also one of the ones thay said didn't have my domain on the list that was accessed.

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Arabic-speaking cyberspies targeting BOFHs with crude but effective attacks

GreggS

Re: Justice Served

Unfortunately, stupid is as stupid does. You'd hope people in these positions would know though!

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Official: North America COMPLETELY OUT of new IPv4 addresses

GreggS

is this why

Facebook has stopped working?

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Ofcom issues stern warning over fake caller number ID scam

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Virgin Media ask multiple times for characters from your password.

They get you to input three characters from your password using the keypad on your phone before you've even got through to anybody, then the person on the end of the phone asks you to confirm three letters of your password. My response? No, sorry, i've already given you that information. They never argue about it, but it is a little annoying.

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Game, set and DEATHMATCH: Drone TERROR ORDEAL at US Open tennis tournament

GreggS

Re: Oh for Christ' sake

Tell that to Enrique Inglesias!

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HP insists 'we don't have a global dress code' – while deleting one from its website

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Friday

Go naked to work day!

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At last we know for sure. Blighty's 'best mobile network' is ...

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4G?

Bloody jailers pets. I can't even get a 2G signal with EE at home or in my employers secondary office (which ironically is right next door to Adastral Park). It's also took them well over a month to sort out a problem with my booster to as of yet, no avail.

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Goodbye Vulcan: Blighty's nuclear bomber retires for the last time

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Re: A beautiful aircraft though - Possibly the loudest thing I've ever seen move.

Don't get me wrong - i've heard them lift off and boy do they make a noise, it's just that when i saw it on Saturday it made hardly any sound moving at low level at a slow speed, almost refined in its old age.

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