* Posts by disgustedoftunbridgewells

1470 posts • joined 14 Aug 2014

'Men only' job ad posts land Facebook in boiling hot water with ACLU

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Re: Equality in advertising

I'm torn between agreeing with you and thinking that you are a tool.

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Re: Equality in advertising

I suppose you could argue that the Royal Navy knew men would watch Scrapyard Challenge and women wouldn't.

For some reason they don't advertise tampons at half time in football matches. It's discrimination I tell you!

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Scrapping UK visa cap on nurses, doctors opened Britain's doors to IT workers

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Re: our NHS will be short staffed

Since they started insisting that frontline NHS workers might be able to form a coherent sentence in English, yes.

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New MeX-Files: The curious case of an evacuated US solar lab, the FBI – and bananas conspiracy theories

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Re: Proof

I downvoted because the joke was obvious and unfunny. I'm not his biggest fan, but OMG TRUMP! doesn't make something funny or interesting.

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Euro bureaucrats tie up .eu in red tape to stop Brexit Brits snatching back their web domains

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I bet the only .eu domain you've heard of is leave.eu, which is surely what "safeguard Union values" is about banning.

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"safeguard Union values"

Means banning domains similar to leave.eu supporting other countries leave campaigns.

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Probably for the best: Apple makes sure eSIMs won't nuke the operators

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Re: Yay!

According to The Times this morning, some daft bint thinks the new iPhones are sexist.

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The grand-plus iPhone is the new normal – this is no place for paupers

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Re: Typical Apple

But how will you get on the news showing off how rich you are that you can smash up two ipads?

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Jesus Tapdancing Christ.

£500 was a justifiable luxury. £1500 for a phone is ludicrous. That's £62/month just to repay the capital for a 2 year contract. at 20% APR, that's £90/month.

Plus a phone plan and you're looking at over a hundred pounds a month.

For a phone.

On the average salary, after tax, that is roughly 6% of take home pay for something which will depreciate almost completely over the two years.

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Do not adjust your set, er, browser: This is our new page-one design

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stuff wot I want

Two things I would like to see:

Allow us to filter out sections that we aren't remotely interested in ( storage... )

Threading for commentards.

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Guess who just bought Maplin? Dragons' Den celebrity biz guy Peter Jones

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Mobile shortcodes ( eg: text hello to 80121 ) are ridiculously expensive to rent. You're talking thousands per month for a dedicated shortcode.

Normally companies will get a free/cheap keyword from an aggregator - in the example, you would only get forwarded anything prefixed with HELLO. But you could have HELLO1, HELLO2, etc.

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Python joins movement to dump 'offensive' master, slave terms

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Who cares, they don't have a soul.

edit: redheads, that is

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Seagate passes gassy 14TB whopper: He He He, one for each of you

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Re: Foot in both worlds

I have 17TB in my home NAS, of which over 9TB is used.

The problem isn't films, it's TV series, especially when they're HD.

As an example, Halt And Catch Fire ( 4 series, all 1080p ) takes up 130G. That would obviously be considerably more if it was in 4k and if I had a lot more storage, it would be.

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Sextortion scum armed with leaked credentials are persistent pests

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Re: Why me?

If you put your email address in here: https://haveibeenpwned.com/ it might tell you where your details were nabbed from.

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Kill Google AMP before it kills the web

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pool.ntp.org shows a default 'it works' apache holding page.

That's going to be confusing as fuck in rare but existent cases. Perhaps a new DNS field is required to forward a non-web address to the web address.

eg:

A > [ ip of pool.ntp.org ]

TXT > WEB:www.pool.ntp.org

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Software dev-turned-councillor launches rubbish* chatbot

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Re: Fly-tipping is a problem created entirely by the local councils

I'd very much like it if El Reg would make a banned word list comprising of the following:

Banksters

Microshaft

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Re: Fly-tipping is a problem created entirely by the local councils

No, to use a drugs analogy, this is equivalent to the councils refusing to allow needle exchanges in order to combat HIV. People are going to inject heroin. Using dirty needles spreads HIV.

Therefore, of the two choices: allow needle exchanges to prevent HIV or moan about HIV, which do you think would be most effective?

Currently ( with fly tipping ) we're stuck with option B.

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Re: FFS

And in the real world, the solution is to make the legal solution preferable to the illegal one.

As it's virtually impossible to track down fly tippers to give them massive fines, doing it illegally doesn't have a deterrence.

Therefore the only reasonable solution is for councils to stop acting like it is their job to make their residents lives harder.

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Strewth! Aussie ISP gets eye-watering IPv4 bill, shifts to IPv6 addresses

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Re: Has anyone truly made the switch?

If all your doing is providing a website ( eg: a high volume e-commerce site with your own servers ), the added expense of maintaining IPV6 isn't worth it.

There is nobody that won't be able to access it on IPv4, so why bother?

If you're providing VOIP or similar, IPV6 support may make sense of course.

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Re: Has anyone truly made the switch?

It's worse than that.

There is literally no economic reason for a company to make its servers support IPV6 alongside IPV4.

Every consumer must be able to access IPV4 services, so you can't switch off your IPv4 support.

There's no first mover advantage, so why go to the cost?

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No need to code your webpage yourself, says Microsoft – draw it and our AI will do the rest

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Re: I do wonder...

Those identical looking sites are because the websites are based on the same few Bootstrap themes.

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Super-mugs: Hackers claim to have snatched 20k customer records from Brit biz Superdrug

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Re: Financial details?

"You can tell all of that just from a date of birth?!"

Through the star-sign, obviously.

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Re: Financial details?

Why do Italian men have moustaches?

Because they want to look like their mum.

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So phar, so FUD: PHP flaw puts WordPress sites at risk of hacks

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Generally it's the plugins that are written by morons and assume that letting the user specify the source to read from and the destination to write to isn't going to result into people writing arbitrary code into imagethumbnailcache/gimme-remote-access.php

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Does anybody use phar://?

It should be disabled by default.

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Weird interview questions

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Re: How about

My guess is the "correct" answer would be have a coffee / snack and the answer will come to you.

Which, while often true, is a shit interview question.

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Self-driving cars will be safe, we're testing them in a massive AI Sim

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Re: L5

I've been in a passenger with somebody like that, although the driver was only about 30.

After nearly witnessing him ploughing straight through an old woman on a zebra crossing at 40mph, I said "never again".

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EU wants one phone plug to rule them all. But we've got a better idea.

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Re: To later

We'll lose access to the ISO ? Our companies will be barred from USB standards committees?

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Re: To later

My downvote was for the unnecessary Brexit related trolling, sarcasm or otherwise.

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Re: EU Standard plug

The fuse is to stop you pulling all 32 amps of a normal ring main down a wire rated for 5amps.

The fusebox won't protect you in that situation.

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Re: Just add wireless charging

I'm overly happy with my USB C (with PD) phone. Plug it in first time, charges at ludicrous speed.

Micro USB needs to die a death.

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What do a meth, coke, molly, heroin stash and Vegas allegedly have in common? Broadcom cofounder Henry Nicolas

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Re: Another affluenza victim, shirley.

In this context it was on topic. From that individual post it's not possible to determine which way I even voted - just that I'm sick of the constant trolling.

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Re: Another affluenza victim, shirley.

The Trump connection is that obsessives can't stop themselves from forcing Trump into every article.

A similar affliction affects people who are obsessed with the fact that the United Kingdom is leaving the European union and can't stop telling people why they think it's a bad idea on articles which have no other connection.

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Wasted worker wasps wanna know – oi! – who are you looking at?

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Re: Wasps

The next time my neighbours do that, I'm complaining to the council.

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Re: Wasps

If I had wasps in my attic, I'd burn the house down and start again.

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ZX Spectrum Vega+ blows a FUSE: It runs open-source emulator

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The best thing I've read on El Reg for a long time.

My favourite bit: "Rather, it’s what happens when you look at a picture of a Rick Dickinson case design and trace round it with crayons."

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WhatsApp security snafu allows sneaky 'message manipulation'

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Re: No privacy for the public

The way the WhatApp protocol works for group chats is that the sending client encrypts the message being sent individually for each member of the group, marks that message as part of a group chat and sends every copy of the message to whatsapp for dissemination,

So group chat messages are actually private messages being "disguised" as a group message.

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IPv6: It's only NAT-ural that network nerds are dragging their feet...

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Re: Obvious need for..

Obviously you'd have to upgrade the routers and servers to IPv6, but the main thing is that you wouldn't have to reconfigure them.

Listen 1.2.3.4:80

becomes interpreted as:

Listen 0.0.0.0.1.2.3.4:80

Network settings on the server remain the same:

Subnet: 1.2.3.4/24

Is interpreted as 0.0.0.0.1.2.3.4/24

etc.

Companies would have sold IPv6/4 proxies for servers which couldn't be upgraded, which could have kept track of the v6 address of the source and used a fake address when talking to the server.

We'd have been on v6 a decade ago under this cunning plan.

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Re: Obvious need for..

The solution was to take IPV4 and make the packet size and address field larger, make IPV4 address part of the V6 address space ( ie: 0.0.0.0.1.2.3.4 == 1.2.3.4 ), name it IPV6 and go to the pub.

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Bank on it: It's either legal to port-scan someone without consent or it's not, fumes researcher

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Alternatively, adding 127.0.0.2 to the lo device and listening only on that.

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So if I have a service listening that Halifax doesn't like, then what? They refuse my online banking because some software happens to be listening on a non-privileged port?

Or do they only scan <=1024? In which case, it's my business if I'm running 'finger' or something equally odd.

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I wonder if you could get around this by making a GET / request to Halifax with the header:

X-Info: If you respond to this request then you agree to be port scanned.

That's more than Halifax are doing if you have to be port scanned to read about the fact you're agreeing to be port scanned.

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Greybeard greebos do runner from care home to attend world's largest heavy metal fest Wacken

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On what grounds did the police force them to leave?

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Click this link and you can get The Register banned in China

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Fine, but can we class Bake Off as educational ( also the BBC's Great British Big Brother Bake Off )

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Back to twitter with you.

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Grad sends warning to manager: Be nice to our kit and it'll be nice to you

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Never anthropomorphise commentards.

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Well, this makes scents: Kotlin code quality smells better than Java

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Newer versions of Android Studio allow you to automatically upgrade your Java code to Kotlin, so it's reasonably likely old apps have switched to Kotlin automatically.

From a non-Java dev fiddling around with Android apps, Kotlin looks like an improvement.

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Get drinking! Abstinence just as bad for you as getting bladdered

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So does this mean I can get my GP to prescribe Wetherspoons vouchers?

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Re: One little pill?

You think that 14 units per week ( 7 pints ) is borderline alcoholism?

7 pints is a livener.

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Re: The most important conclusion...

I find that drinking over 40 units one day makes it much harder to drink very much at all the next day.

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