* Posts by livin' thing

19 posts • joined 4 Jan 2019

ZX Spectrum Vega+ 'backer'? Nope, you're now a creditor – and should probably act fast

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It was worth every penny...

For the entertainment.

Accused hacker Lauri Love loses legal bid to reclaim seized IT gear

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IT Angle

I read this headline as "Accused hacker Lauri Love loses legal bid to rectum."

I am also aware that this says a lot about me.

Oh cool, the Bluetooth 5.1 specification is out. Nice. *control-F* master-slave... 2,000 results

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Re: "students have no sex"

Correction: all we ever dreamed of doing. Well, the drinking came easy anyway.

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Happy

"students have no sex"

Really? That, and drinking is all we ever did...

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When I define classes...

I only ever implement the equality operator and it always returns True.

Windows Defender update: So secure, it wouldn't let Secure-Boot Windows PCs, er, boot

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Happy

Has BT accidentally been competent?

Terribly Sorry Bank reports 165% drop in profits to a pre-tax loss of £105.4m

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Surely I get some credit for mentioning the film!

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Well they're certainly advertising like crazy with that Scottish woman from Trainspotting - all warm fuzzy talk of community, helping and not missing out. I bet she doesn't keep any money with them for a second longer than she has to.

I'm determined to miss out anything to do with TSB. I don't trust them at all.

Worried about Brexit food shortages? North Korean haute couture has just the thing

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Pint

Don't worry, internet. I'm ok.

Over the past decade or so, I've forward-planned proactively in an agile manner by over-eating and under-exercising. My additional bulk should see me in good stead for Brexit. It'll be the skinnies that suffer here. The world belongs to the plus sized.

Apple: Trust us, we've patented parts of Swift, and thus chunks of other programming languages, for your own good

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Happy

Re: Just use Python. You need nothing else.

The accepted Pythonic terms are 'pimp' and 'ho', or, in special cases 'Trump' and 'May'.

Most munificent Apple killed itself with kindness. Oh. Really?

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Mushroom

"There's just no need to upgrade any more"

I read this once with disbelief, twice with outrage, and a third time with blind rage. How anyone can advise people not to upgrade an Apple iPhone is beyond me. What sort of an evil, uncaring savage are you? What if children are reading this? This is just like that Gillette ad I haven't watched and yet have a strong opinion about. That's man-hating too.

Amazon Mime: We train (badly) an AI love bot using divorce bombshell Bezos' alleged sexts to his new girlfriend

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Pint

And your next challenge is...

...getting the output published as a Kindle book.

Drone goal! Quadcopter menace alert freezes flights from London Heathrow Airport

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Happy

I bet it's just a smudge on a camera lens.

My 2019 resolution? Not to buy any of THIS rubbish

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Re: Hospitality sector had it coming

"The majority of high street businesses are entirely superfluous to requirements".

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Please add article upvote buttons...

...so I can upvote this article. Thank-you.

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Re: Alexa...

1. Enter friend's house.

2. "Alexa! Buy me a Rolex submariner!"

3. "Alexa! Confirm purchase!"

4. Exit ex-friend's house.

Insiders! The good news: Windows 10 Sandbox is here for testing. Bad news: Microsoft has already broken it

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Re: Windows sandbox

"Which could only mean that the brand new sandbox is dependent upon IE code in some way" - that's just how I read it too; and if we're correct, or even only vaguely correct, then Windows is way more rotten than an old log in a warm bog. Deeply worrying (if you have to run the horror - luckily I don't).

Happy new year, readers. Yes, we have threaded comments, an image-lite mode, and more...

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Happy

As a long-time lurker, I look forward to reading the robust and well-reasoned feedback you'll get from the community.

Full frontal vulnerability: Photos can still trick, unlock Android mobes via facial recognition

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To be fair...

The table shows that Photos can still trick, and unlock some (not all) Android mobes via facial recognition. Seems Samsung's been working on this a bit since their early attempts, at least. But it does currently seems that Apple's face id is way ahead of the competition in terms of how it works, what it recognises, what it rejects and and how little it can be fooled*, so they should get some respect for that.

* I know: twins - but twins can and do fool other humans regularly too.

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