* Posts by Semtex451

431 posts • joined 21 Mar 2012

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They've only gone and made a chemical-threat-detecting ring

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Someone should invent glasses that become opaque when there's any danger in the immediate area

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Overdraft-fiddling hackers cost banks in Eastern Europe $100m

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Coat

Is this the FBI getting "payback"?

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How many times can Microsoft kill Mobile?

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You should work where I work

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1,000 jobs on the line at BAE Systems' Lancashire plants – reports

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Re: The unfortunate thing about this

Colourful. Passionate. Accurate.

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Or just buy more and park them so as to cover the dead zones.

Off to work in sales

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Blade Runner 2049 review: Scott's vision versus Villeneuve's skill

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I too will venture back to a cinema to watch this Villeneuve sequel.

The original film, I believe, is a miracle. But a miracle that even Scott would admit he unsympathetically watched built, and was unhappy with. Unhappy, not because it was artistically imperfect but because he thought that every aspect of it was flawed, right down to the novel, screenplay and in fact the entire sci-fi genre. I've watched about 30 hours of early interviews with him on Alien and Bladerunner and he (once) despised having to work on Sci-fi, thinking himself above "all that rubbish". I'm petty, and still hold that against him.

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Guntree v Gumtree: Nominet orders gun ads site must lose domain

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Facepalm

ditto Schpock.

Which catches us Vulcans out routinely btw, there is nothing logical about it.

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So if I register Mike.com can I have Nike done for cybersquatting?

I obviously can't think of anything funny to say coz its been a long week so I'm off t'pub

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30 strong fingers but still no happy ending for robotic back rub

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Re: Sounds about right

They're already at my work, the folk that make all humans want to kill themselves to escape.

Every other person.

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Alright Dabsy I'll bite

About your entry for the 2000AD script-writing competition, could we have that serialised in these hollowed pages please?

I do mean hollowed.

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Headmaster

OK this annoys me

The Dutch, they come from Holland, but they live in The Netherlands and speak Dutch - NOOO

They are from Nederland and they speak Nederlandse. FIN

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Microsoft downplays alarm over Windows Defender 'flaw'

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Windows

*Boatload*

Look I can't see *Boatload* listed on the El Reg or SI Unit tables.

Could someone help or put me out to pasture (rivet gun)?

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Yahoo! search! results!, recommendations!, ad! flinging! code! is! now! open! source!

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Vespa- It means wasp, it doesn’t mean moped.

Thanks for that article I learned something

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EasyJet: We'll have electric airliners within the next decade

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Re: Small steps...

Just don't let Samsung batteries near this.

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My name is Bill Gates and I am an Android user

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Childcatcher

Re: Thriller

I can't for the life of me think of a single thing Ballmer got right.

Which personally I think is a great shame. Back then I wanted a cheap windows tablet, never came.

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Equifax CEO falls on his sword weeks after credit biz admits mega-breach

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Cough

...said that the executives had "no knowledge that an intrusion had occurred at the time they sold their shares" That's alright then.

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UK third worst in Europe for fibre-to-the-premises – report

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Re: Judging from the steam...

Tea held by a Non IP infringing 101 Dalmatians reference, biting satire on Frau Merkel with the EU28 spotty dogs?

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Re: You didn't miss it

Why didn't I think of that, we should research and write the story ourselves. Genius.

That new-fangled Googlything of yours is.. is..amazeballs, I have discovered.

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Re: Judging from the steam...

Could someone dream up some ropey reasons how that pic is at all relevant to the article?

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Facepalm

Help

I missed the link to the Study. If its UK 1.8% what was the highest?

My brain doesn't do well without the benefit of some context.

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So. Should I upgrade to macOS High Sierra?

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Windows

Good thing everyones accustomed to being a Beta tester these days.

...or is it?

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Need to get up to speed on machine learning, AI?

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I'm not sure that photo is the one I would go with.

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US Homeland Security Dept to collect immigrants' social media handles and more

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Re: How exactly will this work?

Or mine

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Bing fling sting: Apple dumps Microsoft search engine for Google

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Re: To be fair...

I thought we weren't supposed to talk about them.

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Apple told El Reg. Yes, really.

See? All it took was a begrudgingly nice article from Andrew O about the iPhone 8.

I hope Apple didn’t just forget El Reg is on the blacklist again coz I know he’s probably still in the shower crying.

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London Mayor backs talks with Uber after head honcho's apology

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Re: Apologies

Seems to be more complicated than that. See above link and comments.

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Re: Good analysis here

Have an upvote for the link and a down vote for your handle which I think is in poor taste.

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Will TfL instead allow Black Cabs to compete in a free market? Nope

Until then Black Cabs are for rich people.

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Brit military wants a small-drone-killer system for £20m

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Is it the Phantom Raspberry blower of old London Town?

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Happy

Sounds like a job for your Special Projects Bureau

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iPhone 8: Apple has CPU cycles to burn

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Their worth is the cheapest part

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Alert

Could someone please call an ambulance for Andrew?

I don't think he's feeling at all well

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Compsci grads get the fattest pay cheques six months after uni – report

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I fear it may never be discovered.

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I'll second that.

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If you need to replace anything other than your iPhone 8's battery or display, good luck

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WTF?

Yea lets make phones from Lego.

Lego phones would be sexy.

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IoT botnet Linux.ProxyM turns its grubby claws to spam rather than DDoS

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IoT Sec

"This isn't a surprising development" No quite.

Just how long has the IoT security flare been lit for now?

Who cares its pub time.

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Microsoft reveals details of flagship London store within spitting distance from Apple's

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Coat

On the Surface that might be a good idea

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Ah, good ol' Windows update cycles... Wait, before anything else, check your hardware

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Re: Bunch of management-speak garbage.

Except guess which story is top of the list of "The Week's top Headlines" mailout? Yes this one.

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Re: Semtex451

You did after all make my point for me.

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Re: Semtex451

Yea ok whatevs. So guess which story is top of the list of "The Week's top Headlines" mailout? Yes this one.

I'm old enough to remember a time when El Reg wasn't trying to be the Daily Mail of IT news pages. When it didn't treat the readership as cash cows

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Kebab and pizza shop owner jailed for hiding £179k from the taxman

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IT Angle

Sub heading should read

HMRC want a pizza the action

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You forgot that you hired me and now you're saying it's my fault?

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Re: Meeting rooms

Fully McBookedface

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Mini-Heartbleed info leak bug strikes Apache, airborne malware, NSA algo U-turn, and more

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Mushroom

While not software security you ought to mention Amazons odd suggestions hiccup:

https://gizmodo.com/amazon-hello-customer-you-appear-to-be-making-a-bomb-1818524365

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Quebec takes mature approach to 'grilled cheese' ban

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Re: In a general observation...

Your name con tra dicts you

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Re: The only one I didn't get...

Oh "hide" I thought you said "ride"

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Upvote for "chrunch/mush/goosh combination"

Its about time for a bacon sarnie article El Reg - it must be days since the last one.

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Reg reader Regina is doing Byte Night - and so should you

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Re: Bah, Humbug

Irrespective of your experiences, you Sir are an Ass.

This is a charity event to raise money for folk that are in genuine need of help, it is not intended to be some sort of "homelessness experience"

Posting this as Anonymous Coward is at least appropriate because you have perfectly defined your nature as an individual.

Shame on you and your up voters

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Attention adults working in the real world: Do not upgrade to iOS 11 if you use Outlook, Exchange

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Re: Works fine here

Its win win for El Reg, poke fun at Apple and simultaneously incense the readership with half truths & distortions.

It works. It's an excellent business model,remember their symbol is the Vulture.

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Linux 4.14 'getting very core new functionality' says Linus Torvalds

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Re: 'You should ask on a Mint forum'

Yes the Mint with the ssecurity hole

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Researchers claim ISPs are 'complicit' in latest FinSpy snooping rounds

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Re: Who?

ESET just report it, they can't police it.

Its kinda the point, the police police it and who's watching the Watchmen?

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