* Posts by massivelySerial

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Hotheaded Brussels civil servants issued with cool warning: Leak

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Does Guinness count as a light or heavy meal?

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When corporate signage goes BAD

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Re: And now for our mobile readers...

And now can you outline the sexual innuendo because I'm just not seeing it.

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Software dev bombshell: Programmers who use spaces earn MORE than those who use tabs

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Thou shalt indent to three, no more, no less.

Three shall be the number thou shalt indent, and the number of the indenting shall be three.

Four shalt thou not indent, neither indent thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three.

Five is right out.

Then K&R coders, being naughty in my sight, shall snuff it.

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Banking websites are 'littered with trackers' ogling your credit risk

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Re: I think we need to know...

Blocking trackers = Risky borrower, probably an anarchist seeking to bring down the system.

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Disney mulls Mickey Mouse magic material to thwart pirates' 3D scans

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Solid DRM

The pirate version without the adulterant will end up being superior to the original.

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BT's Ryan Reynolds helicopter Wi-Fi ads 'misleading', thunders ad watchdog

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Max power

The maximum transmit power is 200 mW AFAIK. BT are claiming to provide illegal hardware.

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Windows 10 Creators Update preview: Lovin' for Edge and pen users, nowt much else

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Re: Fall Creators Update

1. Advertising in the OS

2. Advertising in the OS

3. Fucking advertising in the fucking OS

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DUP site crashes after UK general election

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robots.txt

User-agent: Maybot

Crawl-delay: 60

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Yahoo! shareholders! sign! off! sale! to! Verizon!, which! sharpens! axe!

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Karmic

Yahoo has acquired and destroyed so many services, it's only right that it should meet the same fate.

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Identity management outfit OneLogin sugar coats impact of attack

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It could have been a Chernobyl, but tis merely a Fukushima.

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Spacecraft spots possible signs of frozen water on the Moon

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We're whalers on the moon

We carry our harpoons

But their ain't no whales

So we tell tall tales

And sing our whaling tune

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Apps will need to be re-coded to go faster with storage-class RAM

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CPU 0: 100%

Heard this one before. Everyone was supposed to write concurrent code. But they mostly didn't.

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The revolution will not be televised: How Lucas modernised audio in film

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Re: Beg your pardon?

Howard the Duck

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Attempt at building kinder, gentler Reddit downvoted off the Web

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How do you pronounce this?

Lum-zed-ee?

Lum-zee?

Lum-zee-com?

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Britain's on the brink of a small-scale nuclear reactor revolution

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Mushroom

Ford Nucleon

Still waiting for my nuclear powered car.

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Uber found to be doing something awful? Yep, it's Tuesday

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On every street in every city, there's a nobody who dreams of being a somebody.

In cinemas 2018. Robert De Niro is, the Uber driver.

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House GOP takes crack at ISP privacy bill

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Continuing that great American tradition that all bills must be named using a shitty acronym.

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Netgear 'fixes' router by adding phone-home features that record your IP and MAC address

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Re: Nope Nope Nope

I would.

However I'm waiting for someone to integrate VDSL drivers (lantiq open source) with OpenWRT / LEDE.

Hacking on a device that can only be unbricked by soldering a serial interface is a bit more fannying around than I can be bothered with, so I'll wait for an aussie to do it.

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Bye bye MP3: You sucked the life out of music. But vinyl is just as warped

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Re: Shame

Future radios will refuse to play unauthorized music. The firemen will be along shortly to burn all your discs.

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MP3 'died' and nobody noticed: Key patents expire on golden oldie tech

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Re: Fail ship has arrived

Yes, it's been days since Andrew's last article.

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Uber may face criminal charges over alleged stolen self-driving tech

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Not many.

Conspiracy, incitement, solicitation, most crimes against property, crimes against justice.

That pretty much only leaves bestiality.

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At this point it would be easier to list the laws they haven't broken yet.

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Uber is a taxi company, not internet, European Court of Justice advised

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Next you'll be telling me Snap isn't a "Camera company", and North Korea isn't a "democratic people's republic".

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'Crazy bad' bug in Microsoft's Windows malware scanner can be used to install malware

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Pint

Black hats go to the bar on Friday night too, you know.

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Welsh Linux Mint terror nerd jailed for 8 years

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Thank goodness storing linux in weird places isn't illegal.

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UK drops in World Press Freedom Index following surveillance and anti-espionage threats

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Re: Since when have we ever had a free press?

Ah yes, the last time I visited Londinium, I noticed a strange floor covering on the underground.

On closer inspection it was hundreds of sheets of paper strewn about, bearing this "The Metro" mark.

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We're 'heartbroken' we got caught selling your email records to Uber, says Unroll.me boss

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Big Brother

Re: El Reg

Two gin-scented tears trickled down the sides of his nose. But it was all right, everything was all right, the struggle was finished. He had won the victory over himself.

He loved Dev Ops.

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While Facebook reinvents Sadville, we still dream of flying cars

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Attack by flying penises is just as much a threat in the real world.

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Ofcom chisels away at BT Openreach's cold, dead hands

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Telecommunication Services for the 1990s

A daily reminder that this is the future you were promised: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUcF_OuV19k

Still waiting for my wide-band coaxial cable.

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Please don't call them Facebook chatbots, says Facebook's bot boss

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USE voodoo spritzer with MARK ZUCKERBERG

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Code-sharing leads to widespread bug sharing that black-hats can track

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Re: Duh!

Alright, but only if you get sexual favours for writing really exceptional code.

#fakecode

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Official science we knew all along: Facebook makes you sad :-(

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Re: Chicken and egg

Upvoted

(But it won't make you happy)

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TP-Link 3G/Wi-Fi modem spills credentials to an evil text message

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Re: TP Link is OK

Thanks for the suggestion, though I'm pretty sure there are still no VDSL2 modems that you can reflash and still actually have the modem part work.

For example: "Lantiq xDSL firmware and drivers - integration and porting to current OpenWRT should be possible."

Promising but no cigar.

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Utility company picks NB-IoT, actively spurns rival techs' USPs

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At Home Faraday UK Ltd we have a range of products to suit all budgets, from meter cabinets to full spectrum home protection.

Check out our stylish line of wearables. Faraday jackets, to tinfoil trilbies.

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I love how they're going to clog the airwaves with this shit, just to prevent the customer/product unplugging the data hose.

Does anyone want to invest in my home Faraday cage business?

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Mark Shuttleworth says some free software folk are 'deeply anti-social' and 'love to hate'

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Re: Weird

I really liked Unity but there's almost no reason to post that on a forum. On the other hand haters gonna hate. It's the most fundamental dynamic of the internet.

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Honor phone for paupers goes upmarket, assails flagships

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Re: pronunciation?

Her-wa way

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Reg now behind invisible HTML5 Bitcoin paywall

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Did you notice the troll icon is click-able?

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This story could have worked a few years ago, but now everyone knows that literally no amount of GPUs can compete with ASIC. Good effort though.

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Ofcom pressuring BT to slash wholesale prices for superfast broadband

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Re: Hmmm...

Surely that's being a overly optimistic.

They'll increase line rental by 40%

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Y'know CSS was to kill off HTML table layout? Well, second time's a charm: Meet CSS Grid

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By hipsters for hipster

Unfortunately this strongly favours building a specific fad design. The likes of tumblr or pinterest, where you infinitely scroll random shit until you close the site, or kill yourself.

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Don't fall for the AI hype: Here are the ingredients you need to build an actual useful thing

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Before / After

Before "AI", Google image search used to give an exact match in the form of a phrase someone might use. Basically a reverse lookup.

After "AI", Google image search gives only a generic category, and images that are only broadly similar.

Everything is worse with "AI".

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What a time to be alive: drone pooper-scoopers are a thing now

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This technology won't translate to the UK, where dog poop is bagged and hung in trees.

#bringBackWhiteDogShit

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Pirate of the Caribbean to play Hacker of the Caribbean

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I'm looking forward to Kim dotcom the movie.

(Peter Capaldi is worst Doctor)

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Alabama joins anti-web-smut crusade with mandatory opt-out filters

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April fools

Yeah yeah, can we get all the unfunny joke articles out of the way already.

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Cheap, flimsy, breakable and replaceable – yup, Ikea, you'll be right at home in the IoT world

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Re: Lightswitches...

Why are yanky switches and sockets so ugly and flimsy looking?

For only £1.50 you can get something like MK K4870WHI which looks and feels like a light switch should. Understated, with a smooth face, no grooves to collect dirt. Apple wishes they could design that.

There's nothing worse than waking up to a 2-pin socket and wide vulgar switch, to remind you that you're staying in a cheap French hotel.

Maybe if your existing switches were more aesthetic and ergonomic, people would be less inclined to replace them with a gimmick.

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US Senate votes to let broadband ISPs sell your browser histories

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Plutocracy, although the US is more of a corporatocracy.

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Hutch's Three UK users ripping through over 6GB a month

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The fixed line ISP is going the way of the fixed line telephone

Does that mean they're here to stay, given that landlines have plateaued at around 88% of households.

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What should password managers not do? Leak your passwords? What a great idea, LastPass

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Re: Anyone remember Gator?

Gator changed their name several times including Claria and Jelly cloud (more like slime cloud), to try and throw off the stench of malware.

What's more interesting is tracing where the morally bankrupt senior management ended up. eHarmony, facebook, eHow / Livestrong, among others.

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Google promises policy review after several big brands pull YouTube ads

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Why even link to a paywall article?

No seriously, what's the point.

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