* Posts by Zog_but_not_the_first

1616 posts • joined 18 Feb 2014

Microsoft still longs to be a 'lifestyle' brand, but the cupboard looks bare

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Huh!

"Software and subscription access."

Not for me.

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Wearable hybrids prove the bloated smartwatch is one of Silly Valley's biggest mistakes

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The smartest watch of all...

Of course

Mine's the coat with a piece of paper in the pocket.

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You wanna be an alpha... tester of The Register's redesign? Step this way

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Again?

It only seems five minutes since you last did it. That said, everything seems like that to me now.

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Scam alert: No, hackers don't have webcam vids of you enjoying p0rno. Don't give them any $$s

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Re: Videos Of You Having A Wank

Dan Lob!!!

Priceless

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Evil third-party screens on smartphones are able to see all that you poke

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Happy

So Poke...

... then Peek.

Thanks for that nostalgia hit.

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Nissan 'fesses up to fudging emissions data

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So....

"Unauthorised technicians" break into car plants, design and plan "cheating modifications", install these on production vehicles (under cover of darkness???) and then tiptoe quietly away.

And we're expected to believe this bullshit?

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Chrome, Firefox pull very unstylish Stylish invasive browser plugin

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Re: Problem when software changes hands

Stop complaining and keep using the "cloud".

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ZX Spectrum reboot firm boss delays director vote date again

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Vaseline...

And not on the edge connector.

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As far as the gender pay gap in Britain goes, IBM could do much worse

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For your consideration...

I'll just leave this here.

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RIP Peter Firmin: Clangers creator dies aged 89

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RIP Peter

Your creations had more soul in a knitted sock than much of the CGI in Hollywood.

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HP Ink's UK profits tumble nearly 85% – of course Brexit to blame

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Er...

Why not buy a colour laser?

Just asking.

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Science fiction legend Harlan Ellison ends his short time on Earth

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Re: Minor pedant

Wasn't he credited as "a roaming agent of chaos" for his B5 stint?

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Have YOU had your breakfast pint? Boffins confirm cheeky daily tipple is good for you

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Comparative Risk

I'd like to see the corresponding "hazard rates" for other activities on the same axis as the alcohol-related risk.

E.g. driving, rock climbing, crossing the road, ordering a phall from an unfamiliar Indian restaurant etc....

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Don't panic, but your baby monitor can be hacked into a spycam

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Holmes

See icon

See title

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Are your IoT gizmos, music boxes, smart home kit vulnerable to DNS rebinding attacks? Here's how to check

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Er,

Google Home IPs finished/started: {{googleHome.finishedIps.length}}/{{googleHome.startedIps.length}}

Roku IPs finished/started: {{roku.finishedIps.length}}/{{roku.startedIps.length}}

Radio Thermostat IPs finished/started: {{radioThermostat.finishedIps.length}}/{{radioThermostat.startedIps.length}}

Phillips Hue bridge IPs finished/started: {{phillips.finishedIps.length}}/{{phillips.startedIps.length}}

Sonos speaker IPs finished/started: {{sonos.finishedIps.length}}/{{sonos.startedIps.length}}

Nope.

Continue the research.

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Would you rather health data or finance data in the cloud?

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The proper question is...

Would you rather health data or finance data in the cloud stored on other people's servers?

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Keep your hands on the f*cking wheel! New Tesla update like being taught to drive by your dad

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Could someone please tell the press?

Only this morning I heard a matter-of-fact by-the-by on Radio 4 - "Now that self-driving cars are commonplace".

They aren't.

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Shock: Google advises UK peers against more legislation

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Mushroom

Corporate wars begun...

... they have.

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'Tesco probably knows more about me than GCHQ': Infosec boffins on surveillance capitalism

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@iron

"getting people off Facebook isn't a terribly good idea because not being able to volunteer a social media profile can make someone the subject of suspicion in countries such as the US"

That this is insanity is obvious. Has anyone run into problems from not having an account?

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Russian battery ambitions see a 10x increase in power from smaller, denser nukes

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So...

Mister Fusion may turn out to be Comrade Fusion....

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The ice must flow: Dunes of frozen gas spotted on alien dwarf

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Back to the topic in hand...

Brilliant, brilliant science and technology.

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'Autopilot' Tesla crashed into our parked patrol car, say SoCal cops

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Self driving cars?

Bollocks!

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Is your smart device a bit thick? It's about to get a lot worse

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Re: Some men do get periods ...

Pregnancy = "putting meat on in the barbie."

Coat, obviously. For decency's sake.

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'Facebook takes data from my phone – but I don't have an account!'

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Big Brother

Once again, it's NOT YOUR PHONE

It's their phone.

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IP freely? What a wind-up! If only Trevor Baylis had patent protections inventors enjoy today

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Holmes

Money wins

T'was ever thus.

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Decades-old data reveals shows Jupiter’s moon sprayed alien juice over Galileo probe

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Re: "Decades old data"

{rushes to filing cabinet}

"I'll just get the Saturn Five plans..."

"Oh, wait..."

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You've got pr0n: Yes, smut by email is latest workaround for UK's looming cock block

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Trollface

Alternatively...

Hedge-net.

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Mobileye's autonomous cars are heading to California. But they're not going to kill anyone. At least not on purpose

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Days of the Space Race

Reading this reminds me of the explanations and assertions that the Apollo missions were carefully designed to eliminate risk with failure events vanishingly rare etc. Privately, the astronauts reckoned the chances of coming home safely were about 50:50 (and I'm glad they made it).

See also nuclear power's one-in-ten-thousand-years critical event record...

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App devs bewildered by last-minute Google GDPR klaxon

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Can't...

... they just assume consent and carry on slurping? They're Google, after all.

Not evil, or anything like that.

Maybe.

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So when can you get in the first self-driving car? GM says 2019. Mobileye says 2021. Waymo says 2018 – yes, this year

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Meanwhile

"Ordinary" BMW cars can fail unpredictability and dangerously.

Someone really wants to get us all into those pods, don't they?

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Time to ditch the Facebook login: If customers' data should be protected, why hand it over to Zuckerberg?

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Burke updated...

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men people to do nothing continue posting about every activity, every meal, every bowel movement and encourage their family and friends to do likewise.”

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Blighty: If EU won't let us play at Galileo, we're going home and taking encryption tech with us

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Fucking Brexit

Sorry. It's just how I feel about it.

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No top-ups, please, I'm a millennial: Lightweight yoof shunning booze like never before

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The older you get...

The more you realise what's really going on and then reach for one of these.

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Scissors cut paper. Paper wraps rock. Lab-made enzyme eats plastic

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Re: Doomwatch... The Plastic Eaters...

Ha! My first thought too.

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US, UK cyber cops warn Russians are rooting around in your routers

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Russians are rooting around in your routers

Er, how would I know?

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Google accidentally reveals new swipe-happy Android UI

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Wot I do...

For my last three smartphones, I spent the first hour turning off all the gesture gubbins. I can't stand it when the phone assumes I want to do "stuff" because I put it down in a certain way.

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The only way is Ethics: UK Lords fret about AI 'moral panic'

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Re: BS Detector redlining on a single article

Never mind all this AI malarkey. What we need to know is, "Is Wetherspoons' beer watered down?"

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What a time to be alive: LG and Italian furniture-maker build smart sofa

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Re: How to know which ones are jokes?

Quite.

In the 1982 remake of "The Thing", Kurt Russell would walk around with a flame thrower, pilot light twinkling, ready for some pyrotechnical action.

I'm beginning to know how he felt.

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What most people think it looks like when you change router's admin password, apparently

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At the risk of becoming tiresome...

Computers and their associated equipment are NOT WHITE GOODS. People need a willingness to accept that a degree of competence and learning is required at least equivalent to that for driving and routinely maintaining a car.

Almost NONE of my friends have ever changed the password or updated the firmware on their routers because "they didn't know you were supposed to". And most of them have degrees.

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Facebook admits: Apps were given users' permission to go into their inboxes

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From this...

And the slew of other articles on security breaches today I conclude that the Internet is well and truly fucked. It is, isn't it.

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Facebook: Look at our latest bug bounty that proves we're serious!

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’Twas brillig...

...and the slithy toves

Did gyre and gimble in the wabe

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Fear the Reaper: Man hospitalised after eating red hot chilli pepper

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Re: Not the worst of it

" anything with chunks of real chilli can get a bit "Chuck Berry""

Johnny Cash Shirley?

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Not the worst of it

Hellish symptoms from the chilli going in, but...

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UK.gov expected to quit controversial harvesting of schoolchildren's nationality data

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Big Brother

But....

We were only thinking of the children.

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UK 'wife'-carrying champion named

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What I want to watch...

Is the wife-carrying cheese-rolling crossover.

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Linux Beep bug joke backfires as branded fix falls short

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Junk DNA

I wonder how much "junk DNA" exists in software (bios through to large software packages and their supporting code)? I remember being able to trick a PC into prompting for "Press play, then any key" long after the era of cassette tape loading had passed.

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Birds can feel Earth's magnetic fields? Yeah, that might fly. Bioboffins find vital sense proteins

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Magnetic Puns?

Fluxed if I can be bothered.

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Mind the gap: Men paid 18.6% more than women in Blighty tech sector

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Re: Oh please

"Can you guys get Tim Worstall back please."

Please. Sometimes annoying, sometimes annoyingly correct.

I miss the old curmudgeon.

Speaking as one...

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it's a terrible leak of drone buyers' data

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Still reeling...

That "DronesForLess" is a thing.

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Facebook dynamites its own APIs amid data slurp scandals, wrecks data slurp applications

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Why Facebook etc., will win...

Actually, have already won.

I was discussing the latest revelations with a group of friends. One friend was cynical about the whole business claiming that Facebook was "harmless and fun". I asked to see her phone so I could go through her messages and photos so that I could "identify products and services of interest".

"No!" she said, moving the phone away from me. "That's private!"

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