* Posts by Spacedinvader

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We don't want to be Latch key-less kids: NYC tenants sue landlords for bunging IoT 'smart' lock on their front door

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Re: Has it been stolen yet?

"It's also not a good idea to have a situation where an easy solution to accidentally leaving your keys at home is to buy a drill on the way back."

Same problem, no??

Agree IoT is stupid, especially locks.

Raiding party! UK's ICO drops in unannounced on couple of dodgy-dialling dirtbag outfits

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Re: spoofed numbers

Had them on much longer myself. It was only when they asked for the address to come and do the survey...

"and your address sir?"

"2h..."

"H?"

"Yeah, I'm 4 up. Will that be an issue?"

UK's ICO event on targeted ads opens floor to the adtech industry: Anybody? No? Speak for 10 minutes. Hello?

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Joke

Not surprising really...

"undisclosed location" they didn't know where to go!

Pokemon No! Good news: You can now ban the virtual pests, er, pets to stop nerds wandering around your property

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WTF?

Re: No problem

If you feel threatened by someone staring at their phone then you have bigger issues than Pokemon Go...

Using WhatsApp for your business comms? It's either that or reinstall Lotus Notes

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WTF?

Unplug it?

I can't be the only one to unplug the little internal speaker...

What's Farsi for 'as subtle as a nuke through a window'? Foreign diplomats in Iran hit by renewed Remexi nasty

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Re: What's Farsi for 'as subtle as a nuke through a window'

I was. Came to comments section to not be disappointed.

Have one on me --->

UC Berkeley reacts to 'uni Huawei ban' reports: We unplugged, like, one thing no one cares about

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Tips and corrections at the bottom of the article

Is the link you are looking for...

Excuse me, sir. You can't store your things there. Those 7 gigabytes are reserved for Windows 10

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WTF?

7GB?

So, roughly what my Win7 footprint is?

Hope you're over that New Year's hangover – there's an Adobe PDF app patch to install

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WTF?

Reboot required

It's a fucking PDF reader for crying out loud!

Groundhog Day comes early as Intel Display Drivers give Windows 10 the silent treatment

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Facepalm

Had this issue...

When they first released 10. MS kept updating my graphics driver and breaking hdmi sound. Got fed up saying leave my shit along, it works. Reinstalled 7.

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No, eight characters, some capital letters and numbers is not a good password policy

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Joke

Let me guess...

His password is now Chelsea+TottsSuck1!

Do I hear two million dollars? Apple-1 fossil goes on the block, cassettes included

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Joke

On the bright side...

It won't be vulnerable to Meltdown and Spectre!

Abracadabra! Tales of unexpected sysadmagic and dabbling in dark arts

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Re: For those in the UK...

So do I but we observe local holidays.

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For those in the UK...

Isn't a long weekend up here :|

US voting systems: Full of holes, loaded with pop music, and 'hacked' by an 11-year-old

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But but but but but

It was the Ruskies wot done it!

America's top maker of cop body cameras says facial-recog AI isn't safe

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Re: Cressida Dick?

Looks like she saw your post...

It's 2018 so, of course, climate.news is sold to climate change deniers

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Re: It's not about whether the earth is warming (or cooling)

Does he have noodley appendages? If not, fake %DEITY%

Hey, don't route the messenger! Telegram redirected through Iran by baffling BGP leak

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Re: 'Don't route the messenger'

Less than 1/3 the land? While technically correct - the US is about 40x the size of the UK.

♫ The Core i9 clock cycles go up. Who cares where they come down?

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Re: Fake news.

And posting as AC makes you more believable that a rando on Youtube?

Boss helped sysadmin take down horrible client with swift kick to the nether regions

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Re: johnson

Also sniggered.

All the best Simon!

----->

one for the road :)

Shouting lager, lager... Carlsberg's beer AI can now tell pilsners apart

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Re: The real test

If it's made with rice it's not a fuckin lager!

----> pint of the real stuff

Notes/Domino is alive! Second beta of version 10 is imminent

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Re: It's actually used a lot

Yeah cos finding and email that's buried under "RE:" or "FW:" is fucking useful!

Apple gives MacBook Pro keyboard rubber pants

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Re: I'm sure

Certainly under buttons in controllers but that's for the contact...

Meet the Frenchman masterminding a Google-free Android

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Re: Pipe dream

Last weeks SftWS

Office 365 celebrates National Beer Day by popping out for a pint

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National Beer Day

Another I did not know about. Last week World Gin Day, now Beer day. Life's good!

In defence of online ads: The 'net ain't free and you ain't paying

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World Gin Day

This, I did not know about. Nice one!

Pint of gin -->

Fingered: Pants-down 'poo jogger' alleged to be corp exec

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

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Trollface

Works for the "World" Series tournament...

Yahoo! merc! hacker! Karim! Baratov! gets! five! years! in! the! clink!

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Re: Annoying! Titles!

No. This is El Reg. Go read the Daily Fail.

Russia to Apple: Kill Telegram crypto-chat – or the App Store gets it

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Re: Meanwhile, over in the UK ...

Down here = Australia. Not UK.

Church of England will commune with God for you via Amazon's Echo

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"The church also intends to offer the function on Google Pray."

FTFY

Braking news: Tesla preps firmware fling to 'fix' Model 3's inability to stop in time

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1G

Nissan GTR would like a word. Several in fact. It not only does more decelerating but also accelerating and cornering. "chief engineer Kazutoshi Mizuno’s team has recorded a maximum of 2.8 g in the corners and 1.9 g under full braking at the Nurburgring."

Yes, might be on the "ring" but doesn't stop me doing 70mph and jumping on the (w)anchors to see what is possible.

FBI's flawed phone tally blamed on programming error. 7,800 unbreakable mobes? Er, um...

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Trollface

...an audit could take weeks...

Surely they can find, hell, even a yank, that can count 1-2k phones in, oh, let's be generous, give them a whole day...?

ISP TalkTalk's Wi-Fi passwords Walk Walk thanks to Awks Awks router security hole

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WTF?

Aye, haud on while I go out and buy a separate router solely for those times mates pop round and want to use my internet rather than their 4G.

Flamin' Nora! Brit firefighters tackle blazing fly-tipped boat

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Belter

Super Cali goes ballistic: mugshot site atrocious

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Facepalm

Both are used so not even consistently wrong!

How many ways can a PDF mess up your PC? 47 in this Adobe update alone

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WTF?

Restart required. To update a fucking PDF viewer?!!!

Social networks have already violated the spirit of GDPR

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FAIL

Huh?

The Reg is a person giving out personal info?

North Korea's antivirus software whitelisted mystery malware

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Re: Remind me to RTFA

"Check Point received the software from freelance journalist Martyn Williams, who sent what was billed as an installer but was actually a self-extracting WinRAR file"

There is no perceived IT generation gap: Young people really are thick

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Re: That takes me back

I'm not 40 and as soon as I saw that pic I thought "if there was a white one..."

Facebook admits it does track non-users, for their own good

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Re: Put this in your host file.

Is that all of them?

Best thing about a smart toilet? You can take your mobile in without polluting it

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Re: Seen in an analogue lavatory years ago

Variation;

"Some come here to read and write,

Some come here to wonder,

I came here to piss and shite,

And fart like fuckin' thunder"

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

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Re: I haven't changed the firmware on my router...

Nothing wrong with not updating, Macs don't get viruses!

£12k fine slapped on Postman Pat and his 300,000 spam emails

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Joke

Don't be daft

The cheque will get lost in the post!

Microsoft Office 365 and Azure Active Directory go TITSUP*

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Service Health

I did chuckle at "Sorry, for some reason we can't display service health right now. Please try again later."

What the @#$%&!? Microsoft bans nudity, swearing in Skype, emails, Office 365 docs

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Reminds me of this

https://everything2.com/title/Scottish+Court+rules%253A+%2522Fuck+off%2522+is+not+an+insult

FYI: There's a cop tool called GrayKey that force unlocks iPhones. Let's hope it doesn't fall into the wrong hands!

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Unhappy

Bit missing?

The "El Reg has asked Apple for comment and will update this story should they get back to us" bit...

WhatsApp agrees not to share user info with the Zuckerborg… for now

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WTF?

...summer 2016, a privacy policy update...

I've still not had this notification!

Maplin shutdown sale prices still HIGHER than rivals

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There's a sign on the window of the Glasgow branch;

"Please do not stand or smoke on this window" [sic]

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