* Posts by Alumoi

281 posts • joined 16 Jan 2016


Brave claims its mobe browser batt use bests whatever you're using. Why? Hint: It begins with A then D then V...


Re: sigh

The point you seem to have missed is that all the sites that exist based on the revenue from adverts are crap and should be let to die. The web would be much cleaner.

Twilight of the sundials: Archaic timepiece dying out and millennials are to blame, reckons boffin


Re: four unambiguous numbers

11:32 is actually 0.34375, so nothing ambiguous here.

Now I'll just get my coat and be on my way, my work here is done.

Lenovo ThinkPad P1: Sumptuous pro PC that gets a tad warm


I think you may be able to get one without Win10 forced on you so no, it doesn't come with malware pre-installed.

Ever used VFEmail? No? Well, chances are you never will now: Hackers wipe servers, backups in 'catastrophic' attack


Re: It's in the cloud!

Mr. Backup would beg to differ.


It's in the cloud!

Please remind me again why it's a good thing to rely on a strager's computer for your important stuff?

Mini computer flingers go after a slice of the high street retail Pi


Re: Mould breakers

And every one of those damned phones runs Android. Pi runs Linux.


Re: Can I buy more than one Pi Zero?

Get one with the header already soldered. I'm at 10 and counting.

OK, Google. Music in 2019 isn't what it was, but Play nice, will ya?


Re: Out of curiosity ...

... why do people put up with billion dollar multi-national corporations telling them when, and how, they are allowed to play the music they have bought a license to listen to?

Hmm, maybe because you bought a licence and not the song?.

You may want to actually read the licensing terms before paying. You're going to be in for a big surpise: you agree to follow the license and only listen to your tune on approved devices, maybe only in specific countries or only on specific days

You got a smart speaker but you're worried about privacy. First off, why'd you buy one? Secondly, check out Project Alias


Re: @batfink - you could simply not put the creepy things in your home

If a device is made in such way that even stupid people can use it, only stupid people will use it.

Whats(goes)App must come down... World in shock as Zuck decides to intertwine Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp


Re: Damn

Everyone has Wattsapp, which means everyone needs to use Wattsapp to send rich messages to anyone else.

You don't say! I guess I'm not everyone as the first thing I do with every new phone is to root it and delete the crap.

Facebook didn't care if your kids ran up gigantic credit card bills – lawsuit


Re: Is there a scammier corporation

The Senate? The Presidency? Any political party?

We did Nazi see this coming... Internet will welcome Earth's newest nation with, sigh, a brand new .SS TLD


Re: To be fair...

I think there's some kind of conspiracy here. One Sudan is Sicherheitsdienst (SD) and the other is Schutzstaffel (SS).

And they said all nazis fled to South America (SA - Sturmabteilung), right?


Re: Domain Expre.ss

Yeah, but that SS is from the good old USofA, so it's OK.

/le: Secret Service also protects the president, so it's something like a protection squadron (Schutzstaffel), right?

A little phishing knowledge may be a dangerous thing


Re: E-mail Client

@Jamie Jones

If you're using Firefox change network.IDN_show_punycode to true and you won't get pwned next time.

Should a robo-car run over a kid or a grandad? Healthy or ill person? Let's get millions of folks to decide for AI...


Re: Who's gonna buy it?

That makes a good case that there needs to be some sort of standard for how it should behave that all cars must obey.

Save the passengers, f... the rest. It's my car, it's supposed to protect me. What's so hard to understand?

Let's (all) be frank :P You buy a car in order to get you safe to your destination and damn the others.

Microsoft deletes deleterious file deletion bug from Windows 10 October 2018 Update


Adrian, I take it you've seen the next build.

On the third day of Windows Microsoft gave to me: A file-munching run of DELTREE


Oh they did test the update before releasing it, and they did take notice of this bug.

It's not a bug, it's a feature.

Big Cable tells US government: Now's not the time to talk about internet speeds – just give us the money


Re: "Talk about those third world ex-communist countries"

Sorry to burst your bubble but, at least in my home country, it's all down to competition, not average wealth and wages. Honest to God competition, down to cutting cables/stealing equipment.

Allowing more companies to offer their connectivity over the same lines would increase it.

WTF? Dude, competition is supposed to decrease the price, not increase it. Oh, sorry, you must be working for one of those companies.


Re: 100 Mb/s for $40.00

OMG! 40 bucks? And me thinking that $7 for 300 Mb is expensive. Talk about those third world ex-communist countries.


Re: No mystery

Lobby? Bribes? Kickbacks? Political donatios? Payola? Grafts?

Nokia reinstates 'hide the Notch' a day after 'Google required' feature kill


And still pay a premium price for not being able to use the whole screen.

People are just dumb.

You want to know which is the best smartphone this season? Tbh, it's tricky to tell 'em apart


Re: The Goal Is Multifactor Authentication

Darn right!

I'd say we need to add 2FA to this biometrics mumbojumbo. Send a SMS to the second phone then enter the ginormous passphrase into the first one.

What could be more fun?

Or we can just dispense with all this bull and get back to using the phone as, you know, a phone?

Now that's a dodgy Giza: Eggheads claim Great Pyramid can focus electromagnetic waves


Re: Correlation, causation, and all that

Any structure built with some degree of regularity...


Shock Land Rover Discovery: Sellers could meddle with connected cars if not unbound


Re: Somehow I feel less and less need for a connected car

Citizen, you WILL buy a connected car. It's for your own protection.

Don't belive this crap? Then think of the children!

MOS-SAD: Israeli govt weighs in on Facebook privacy, promises action


Re: "Zuckerberg - The clues in the name"

Now wheres the Grammar Nazi when you need him.

Did somebody call me?

I see 2 main problems: where's and Grammer Nazi

Android users: Are you ready for the great unbundling?


Re: Google & Contacts

You should NOT have to create/use a Google (email) Account to use an Android phone.

And you don't have to. Just skip the prompts, root the phone, install FDroid and/or sideload the apps you want and you're good to go.

Just don't ask for a painelss experience syncronizing your calendar with your own server.

'Moore's Revenge' is upon us and will make the world weird


Re: A chip in everything...

I have no problem with smart TVs, Fridges etc as long as either it the manufacturer offer security updates for say 5 years after purchase or that any online connectivity can be disabled and the item still be usable.

Security update for a fridge? You mean something like a new padlock on the door?

WTF is your fridge doing on the net? Downloading your meat & veggies? Last I heard you are supposed to eat those not stream them.

Visa Europe fscks up Friday night with other GDPR: 'God Dammit, Payment Refused'


Re: Fools and their credit...

That's the problem, they didn't schedule it. It was forced down their as..., erm throa... erm machines.

Experts build AI joke machine that's about as funny as an Adam Sandler movie (that bad)


Re: Comedy versus tragedy

Keyboard not found, Press F1 to continue

Whois? Whowas. So what's next for ICANN and its vast database of domain-name owners?


Re: Personal vs business

for instance care to guess who "gismeteo.com" are...?

This site is owned and operated by MapMakers Group Ltd. (further referred to as “MapMakers”).

Do I get a prize?

It was really hard work, clicking on the Agreement link at the bottom of the page.

And another copy & paste into Ducky gave me: MapMakers Group Ltd. is the leader in development of meteorological software for processing and delivery of meteorological information in Russia

Mirror mirror on sea wall, spot those airships, make Kaiser bawl


Re: Family memories

The impact on the population must be about the same as as a spaceship appearing and doing the same today.

Naah, we all know somebody will fly an old alien fighter up to the mothership and install a virus.

US websites block netizens in Europe: Why are they ghosting EU? It's not you, it's GDPR


Down vote me all you want but it's still a legit question. If have PDFs on website that is only about a products that are only sold in Canada would I still have abide by the GDPR if I have people looking at my web stie from the EU, even if my web site was not intend to do business in the EU?

As lonng as you don't process personal data of EU citizens you don't have to comply with GDPR.

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


Re: GDPR violation ?

Your phone is *your* phone so it is personal information. Grabbing location/... data is taking personal information. Did you consent to this ?

Yes, you did consent. Remember that first setup after unboxing your phone? When you had to accept all those agreements in order to be able to use your property?

Oh, you didn't read them, just pressed next, next, next, agree.

Did you even notice there are a lot of links to websites that have another shitload of legalese explaining why you must agree to sell your firstborn in order to use the phone?


Re: host file?

Yes, it does. But you have to be root in order to modify it.

And while you're at it, install a firewall, an adblocker and nuke all the crap that comes preinstalled.

AFWall+ and AdAway do wonders for your peace of mind.

Domain name sellers rub ICANN's face in sticky mess of Europe's GDPR


Re: In reality

“Foreign sovereignty” doesn’t seem to bother the US in the slightest.

Full stop. That's all.

Off with e's head: E-cig explosion causes first vaping death



That's why FEMA was involved (the E in FEMA).

Really? I was under the impression that FEMA stands for Fix Everything My Ass.

Firefox to feature sponsored content as of next week


Re: Kiss FF goodbye.

Is $2.50 a year too much for Firefox and other Mozilla software?

It's waay too much. Did we ask for Australis? Pocket? New tab page? Opt-in telemetry? Killing extensions?

Let them start listening and maybe users will support them.

Whois is dead as Europe hands DNS overlord ICANN its arse


Re: I think its fine to not have details public

Alternatively "takes my information and may deliberately pass it on to dodgy organisations like mafia, NSA, CIA, FSB or similar outposts of organised crime.

So, Google, Facebook & the like, Apple, Microsoft, your bank, your ISP, your utility providers and the list goes on.

Tinfoil much?

Amazon warns you have 30 days before Music Storage files bloodbath


Re: Too expensive for Amazon

That equates to £3 a month (Less than the cost of a single album). I listen to the service almost all day at work and also whilst doing service calls in my van..

£3 + internet access + maybe going over you data plan, say around £20 per month or £240 per year. How many CDs/song could you BUY with these money?

Does Parliament or Google decide when your criminal past is forgotten?


Re: Going back in time to modify history

Once the link to the person's name has been removed, only "relevant" information is returned, when searching for this person.

I don't know about you but I do find relevant that somebody I'm interested in as a business partner or otherwise has a criminal record, even as a juvenile. It gives you an idea about what kind of person that someone is.

Yay, it's power play day: Conaway prays USA says 'no way' to Huawei


Re: Ban all products manufactured in China

Ban all products manufactured in China

Like, ummm, smartphones, computers, tablets, televisions, telephones, radios, network routers, switches...

... US flags, clothes, shoes, everyday items...

Heart of darkness: Inside the Osówka underground city


Re: "A clear mandate for destroying the British economy, then."

Not really, they didn't plan to apply the same rules for anyone anywhere. Fate of european countries would have been different according to their prejudice. Subduing does not necessarily mean unifying.

And how's that's different from the current EU?

Oh, wait, Germany IS rulling EU.

You. Apple. Get in here and explain these iOS slowdowns and batteries – US, French govt reps


Yep. Question 9 should be: what is the design lifespan of those batteries?

That's common knowledge: until the next model comes along.

1980s sci-fi movies: The thrill of being not quite terrified on mum's floral sofa


Re: Sci-Fi is now Sci-reality

Collapse of society. Resource war. famine. Water shortages. Bandits. zero fuel. no food. Throwing your principals and morality out of the window or be killed.

So you're a Mad Max fan, huh?

Time's up: Grace period for Germany's internet hate speech law ends


Re: C'mon Reg...

Ditto Jewish isn't a race (for instance there are black Ethiopian Jews) but they commonly get away with that one too.

And we all know why but can't comment on that so we won't be labeled as Nazis/extremists/racists.

That was fast... unlike old iPhones: Apple sued for slowing down mobes


Re: Pomgolian .... Wrong... That probably explains..

if two cars cost the same... one ran like a tank but looked ugly, or a sleek model that does a better than good enough job... which do you choose?

The tank, thank you very much. I'm no snowflake to give a shit about what other snowflakes think about my car as long as it is comfy and protects me from others.

Mailsploit: It's 2017, and you can spoof the 'from' in email to fool filters


You can also send your El Reg password too. It is totally safe. Mine is *********.

Still using hunter1 as password?

Hot growth industry: checking social networks for nasties


Re: I'll do it...

Naah, it must be politics.

Expert gives Congress solution to vote machine cyber-security fears: Keep a paper backup


Re: Anonymous - why?

So what's wrong with that? It works like a charm in over half the world.


Re: Chain of evidence

Why the hell is "double-entry bookkeeping" described as a critical foundation for business, but election paper trails are "meh"?

Because people vote, politicians count the votes.


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