* Posts by Wincerind

32 posts • joined 16 Jul 2018

Blighty's most trusted brand? Yeah, you wish, judge tells Post Office in Horizon IT system ruling

Wincerind

Re: Ways not to win in court, no.94:'threatening dire consequences to national business' if you lose

Aaaand you win tonight's star prize for wheedling a F*cking Brexit reference into a Post Office story. Dickhead.

Correction: Last month, we called Zuckerberg a moron. We apologize. In fact, he and Facebook are a fscking disgrace

Wincerind

It seems to me the UK Government's impending age verification for porn sites is totally misdirected.

How about age verification being enforced for social media sites. Starting with re-verification for all existing users.

Age checks for online pr0n? I've never heard of it but it sounds like a good idea – survey

Wincerind

So a company that provides AV says that 60% of people support AV. Well colour me surprised by that one.

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

Wincerind

Re: no such thing as an analog watch.

Wrist mounted Sundial?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Wrist-Watch-Sundial-Solid-Compass/dp/B0154XDOAU

Treaty of Roam: No-deal Brexit mobile bill shock

Wincerind

Re: So predictable !

"mostly voted out so they could kick out anyone called Mohammed"

No.

Mostly because in the 1975 referendum we were told it was a simple trading agreement. Then Major signed the Maastricht treaty which basically converted the EEC "trading agreement" into the EU, forcing it through with a three line whip and no mandate from the people. Then Bliar promised a referendum on the EU Constitution/Lisbon treaty then didn't hold one.

The 2016 referendum was the first time the people had been given a vote on membership of "ever closer union" and the majority of those who voted said no.

Maybe if Major or Bliar or even the 1975 referendum had been a bit more honest with the people then we wouldn't be in this mess.

Not cool, man: Dixons spanked over discount on luxury 'smart' fridge with wildly fluctuating price

Wincerind

Re: 4k for a fridge?

Saw one the other day in Dixons while looking at proper fridges. It looked like it was just a regular "American Style" fridge with a bloody great tablet super glued to the front. Definitely not worth £3-4k.

Kwik-Fit hit by MOT fail, that's Malware On Target

Wincerind

Re: re: Too bad they couldn't continue operating as normal with paper records,

Ah yes the "old gits". They'd be the ones who don't look at a pencil and ask where the keyboard for it is. I guess you posted anonymously in case you mum gave you a slap.

Three quarters of US Facebook users unaware their online behavior gets tracked

Wincerind

Re: No kidding

Ah, the humble Hamberder.

Amazon exec tells UK peers: No, we don't want to be dominant. Also, we don't fancy being taxed on revenues

Wincerind

Re: Death of the High St

"Just stop using Amazon. It is that simple."

Oh if it were that simple. I spent a few hours a couple of weeks ago trying to buy mothballs (for clothes moths). I tried all the big brand supermarkets in town (we have all 4) plus diy stores & the "we sell everything" stores. No luck, I might as well have been trying to buy leopard's fanny batter.

Ended up going to Amazon.

Basically if the shops don't sell it we can't buy it.

Before dipping a toe in the new ThinkPad high-end, make sure your desk is compatible

Wincerind

Re: Bah

I concur with that. Reminds me of 2 or 3 years ago whe the MD of the company I was working for ordered top of the range MacbookAirs for all the directors at around 2k a pop (plus dongles). Within the month all but him and his trusty sidekick had handed them back in and asked for their old laptops back.

Wincerind

Re: Why does a large touchpad serve no purpose?

In my experience the only use for a touchpad on a laptop is for when you've forgotten/lost your mouse or it's inconvenient to use a mouse.

Phew, galactic accident helps boffins explain dark matter riddle

Wincerind

Re: The Matrix?

Or possibly like in the film "the Thirteenth Floor" where simulations are nested within simulations.

Wincerind
Coat

The Matrix?

How about this.

The Universe is a simulation a bit like The Matrix. The increased Dark Matter in the newer galaxies is because they're running over budget and they're short of hard drive space. Gaps in the simulation which manifests itself as "Dark Matter".

On the first day of Christmas, Microsoft gave to me... an emergency out-of-band security patch for IE

Wincerind

Just love these comments

Woo woo lets bash IE & Microsoft.

Like Chrome on version seventy something and Firefox on version sixty something have never issued security patches.

LG's beer-making bot singlehandedly sucks all fun, boffinry from home brewing

Wincerind
Pint

Re: Beer in the Sodastream?

"but it was funny to my ~13 year old mind"

I wouldn't worry. I found it funny and I haven't been 13 for well over 40 years..

Privacy, security fears about ID cards? UK.gov's digital bod has one simple solution: 'Get over it'

Wincerind

Re: another iteration

"minimum IQ requirement"

That's no guarantee of anything. I've known some quite intelligent idiots.

Official: Voyager 2 is now an interstellar spacecraft

Wincerind

Re: Brings this quote to mind...

"peered over the edge"

I'm guessing that's the next idea for the Flat Earthers... The Flat Universe

Supreme Court tells Big Cable to shut up for once: Net neutrality challenge shot down

Wincerind

Grammar Police

"bored of 'open internet' legal shenanigans"

Sorry but its "bored with" or "bored by".

"Bored of" is just not grammatically correct even if it is used a lot by the uneducated these days.

Solid state of fear: Euro boffins bust open SSD, Bitlocker encryption (it's really, really dumb)

Wincerind

Re: the Group Policies for determining whether it should use Hardware Encryption or not

It's not even that. All MS did was expect hardware vendors to implement the standard properly. Either that or the standard itself is fucked. Hardly Microsoft's fault at all..

Apple's launch confirms one thing: It's determined to kill off the laptop for iPads

Wincerind

Re: Would they allow it if...

And then there's always Penistone near Barnsley.

Punkt: A minimalist Android for the paranoid

Wincerind

£350 for a phone that does very little. That's way too much money. Alcatel did it for less than £15

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=Alcatel+OneTouch

Deliveroo to bike food to hungry fanbois queuing to buy iPhones

Wincerind

So, you queue for hours in the wind and rain to spend £1000+ for something you haven't seen or tried out, just so that for a few moments you can say "oooh I have got..."

Wow.... just Wow

Remember when Apple's FaceTime stopped working years ago? Yeah, that was deliberate

Wincerind

Re: It was a free feature.

No.

It was a feature that was paid for when they bought the phone.

UK.gov finally adds Galileo and Copernicus to the Brexit divorce bill

Wincerind

Re: TL;DR

Do stop it with "Little Englander crap". Maybe you'd like to add to that Little scotlander, little welshman and little Catalonian.

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

Wincerind

Re: For a phone

£90 a month on a personal computer????

You must be mad, or renting it. I'd wager that "most of us here" built our own computers for about £90 total, probably a number of years ago.

And if I were stupid enough to pay £1500 for a phone I would expect an all risks new for old swap out lifetime warranty.

2-bit punks' weak 40-bit crypto didn't help Tesla keyless fobs one bit

Wincerind

Re: Problem-solution dichotomy

Interesting. I'd always assumed these keyless ignitions would cut out once the key was out of range.

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

Wincerind

Re: It is all Apple's fault

You can't "steal" this idea any more than you steal the idea of rounding the corners of a rectangle

FTFY

HTTPS crypto-shame: TV Licensing website pulled offline

Wincerind

Re: We take security very seriously

@Nano nano "£350m a week for the NHS ..."

Oh do give it a rest.

I predict a riot: Amazon UK chief foresees 'civil unrest' for no-deal Brexit

Wincerind

Re: Vogon

Yes, apparently the £9.3 million of taxpayers money splaffed on a pro remain leaflet doesn't count towards remain cheating.

No, seriously, why are you holding your phone like that?

Wincerind

Re: Back in the day..

"walky-talky" for people who like to talk like children - For those of us of a certain generation who used to watch Forest Rangers in the early sixties, they will forever be "Walky Talkies". "XNY556 A for Apple calling B for Bob"

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