* Posts by Natalie Gritpants Jr

20 posts • joined 18 Sep 2018

Secret mic in Nest gear wasn't supposed to be a secret, says Google, we just forgot to tell anyone

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You know the drill: SAP has asked Joe Public to name Munich arena so go forth and be very silly

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SAPdenfreude Arena

Pandas so useless they just look at delicious kid who fell into enclosure

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Can't believe you would prefer that the kid was mauled

Next time you are near a panda why don't you jump in a pick a fight with one. Make sure a mate is recording it so we can all see how superior you really are.

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

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Re: Backups?

Good points about tape but you missed the important one: Test your backups. Having a tape is no good if you can't restore it after your system has been hacked/burnt/stolen/confiscated/mislaid. Also no good if the tapes are worn out because you cycle around the same five daily backup tapes for 5 years.

Smartphones gateway drug to the Antichrist, says leader of Russian Orthodox Church

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"the development of a system that is aimed at controlling a person's identity" - isn't that the very definition of a church or religion?

Godmother of word processing Evelyn Berezin dies at 93

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That's a bloody awful font. Hope the printer had a better one.

Tesla autopilot saves driver after he fell asleep at wheel on the freeway

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Re: The question to ask is whether self-driving trucks will ever be a thing.

Good luck trying to leave the motorway when the slow lane has a twenty long convoy of trucks in close formation and you're in the middle lane.

Similar ting happened on the German autobahn when they had a no-overtaking rule for trucks, the trucks all ended up in a big line behind a slow one and people died when they tried to cut in to exit and got it wrong.

OneDrive Skype integration goes live aaand... OneDrive falls over in Europe

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Powerpointing the other half into submission

Think if I tried to send my wife a powerpoint when remodelling the kitchen I would be on the receiving end of a hard stare.

Seriously that's what Plasticine was invented for or Lego if you're if you like modern minimlaism.

Microsoft readies the swatter as more bugs wriggle out of the Windows 10 woodwork

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Re: I Just Don't Understand

The reason is that you don't have the same combination of stuff in your computers. A windows install includes drivers for your hardware as well as all the different flavours of windows OS and windows features. The fact that you don't see problems and others do is probably down to luck.

Between you, me and that dodgy-looking USB: A little bit of paranoia never hurt anyone

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Re: A paranoid mount option ?

It's called a linux PC.

Bloke jailed for trying to blow up UK crypto-cash biz after it failed to reset his account password

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Re: A note to USAian authors

Are you from the Pennsylvania just north of Bath on the A46? Driven through it many times but never wanted to stop as it has an air of decay about it.

In news that will shock, er, actually a few of you, Amazon backs down in dispute with booksellers

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Don't mess with ILAB

Their customers include Buffy and Sam and Dean.

If Shadow Home Sec Diane Abbott can be reeled in by phishers, truly no one is safe

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Re: Hold on

You should reread the twitlet more carefully

Sorry friends, I'm afraid I just can't quite afford the Bitcoin to stop that vid from leaking everywhere

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Obvious fake news

It's impossible to sing badly to Nine Inch Nails, even a randy cat would improve the sound.

Leaked memo: No internet until you clean your bathroom, Ecuador told Julian Assange

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Re: @SVV Please, someone set up a GoFundMe

It is to save the cat, the CIF is so the cat can clean Julian.

Windows 10 1809: Now arriving on a desktop near you (if you want it)

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Dark mode themeing is always broken

Given that anything in HTML can specify the background colours and the viewer either respects them or throw away any colour information (e.g. keyword highlighting)

A good solution to blinding white screens is NegativeScreen from https://github.com/mlaily/NegativeScreen for Windows newer than XP. It even works with ClearType fonts. OK it's no good for photos but normal mode is just a win-alt-V away.

A web where the user has complete control of their data? Sounds Solid, Tim Berners-Lee

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Re: So what happens to data once it's been released ?

Suggest that she is still posting in her maiden name. Maybe you could ask her why or even contact her and see what happens (Kate Bush - Babooshka)

Bombing raids during WWII sent out shockwaves powerful enough to alter the Earth's ionosphere

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Re: Approx

And some of us know that 1000km is a lomg distance.

Put your tin-foil hats on! Wi-Fi can be used to guesstimate number of people hidden in a room

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"the team could detect up to 20 people walking casually in a room"

I'm OK then, I march everywhere.

Oh Smeg! Hacked white goods maker resurfaces after system shutdown

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Re: When I first saw a fridge freezer

It's not a fictional swear word as this ditty shows:

There once was a lady from Neath

Did circumcisions with her teeth

It was not for the meat

She performed this feat

But for the smeg underneath.

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