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5169 posts • joined 5 Mar 2009

Hi-de-Hack! Redcoats red-faced as Butlin's holiday camp admits data breach hit 34,000

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Those places fill me with horror

Never stayed at one, but it looks too much like a prison camp

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Space, the final Trump-tier: America to beam up $8bn for Space Force

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Trump is an alien

And he rides around on the top of a bald old animated corpse

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Facebook insists it has 'no plans' to exploit your personal banking info for ads – just as we have 'no plans' to trust it

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Re: Huh?

I wanted to today, voice system wanted to take money out, I wanted to make sure my pay had FINALLY gone through.

Just mashed the 0 until it offered a person.

Phew!

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Re: There goes the neighbourhood

If on Windows chuck all the facebook domanins into your HOSTS file.

Worked perfectly

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Greybeard greebos do runner from care home to attend world's largest heavy metal fest Wacken

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Scorpions are HM don't worry.

Very good band but live they sound like a record, they are that tight and good.

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Re: Care Homes had better get used to it

As a fan of NWOBHM I expect I would be with my contemporaries.

Future care homes have to be ready for all this!

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Basic bigot bait: Build big black broad bots – non-white, female 'droids get all the abuse

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Humanoid robots

Do not trust at all.

They always have motives, no I do not want to get locked in a room to starve to death, or get chased by one with lots of guns.

Seen too many documentries.

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Microsoft devises new way of making you feel old: Windows NT is 25

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Re: 16MB?

And he is getting a new 10 PC today

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Re: "It took Redmond until 2000 to create a usable server edition."

Netware was brilliant, Windows networking was such a let down afterwards.

How do you make a Windows NT server 4x quicker? Stick Netware on it.

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Re: 16MB?

I went

WFW -> 98OSR2 -> XP -> XP -> 7

boss went

WFW -> ME -> Vista - > 8.x

Support chap (more recent)

XP -> 7 -> 7 -> 10

Who has had the least pain?

My 7 PC hangs on well

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Get drinking! Abstinence just as bad for you as getting bladdered

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Light drinking

I always feel better when I have had a small amount of drink, stress tends to drop, feel more relaxed.

I do like red wine as well, so that is more goodness.

And I do get less stressed than the office hardly ever drink alcohol person, and tons less than Mr energy drinks and coffee.

Not drinking at all to me is a bit perverse.

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

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Re: Some peoples wants are my hates

Not restart the phone but software running on it.

Took 5 minutes to stop all the blody pay shite before it was back to annoying.

And I am also unable to delete the icon for it.

None of the children want it either, they have the two previous HTCs.

I'd been happy to have still used the N8 from before the landfill Androids.

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Some peoples wants are my hates

I detest force installed crap I would not want to use, even worse when force restarted and forced to run when you are trying to use said device. I had to use my phone this morning and it took me 5 minutes to get it usable.

Samsung are really bad at this, enough that if my next work phone is one it will go unopened to CEX.

So what is there with

Decent camera

As little forced installed crap as possible

Facebook not even installed.

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

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Proper ones don't

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Re: A least mine is fine

We just take the pee out of the Ford engines.

My 5 cylinders (basic remap) puts out roughly same power as the Ford V6 and is very unlikely to snap its crank.

Rusty ones are now being used as engine donors to replace late Defender Transit engines.

Just realised I have identfied myself as a Discovery 2 owner!

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Re: As long as they're still using Lucas...

Mine has a Lucas engine ECU. Other ECUs from other companies.

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A least mine is fine

Too old and no fragile Ford engine either

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Nah, it won't install: The return of the ad-blocker-blocker

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Re: Unpaid walking advert for someone else's company

About 13 yeara ago I spent £5000 on an Omega and it lasted me 8 years.

Did around 100,000 miles in it!

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Re: Be braver

Worst thing I can think of car wise are body kits that let your premium quality car from good manufacturer look like a premium car from a knob manufacturer.

Why would you want a top end Opel to look like an Audi?

(Only rebrands people liked were Cadillacs as Opel and Vauxhalls as Holden)

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Re: They Live....

Severe myopia, need special computer glasses, but night vision is cat quality.

And close up work, who needs magnifying glasses.

Only issue is car maintenance when you need to focus on an unsupported distance and the glasses you need are indoors.

Fix is a LOT of light

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Re: Be braver

But mine is so obvious what it is.

And I would rather people knew what it was rather than some import

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Re: Advertising from mobile 'phones

When I first built this PC I used to reply

Sent from my Q8200 with 2TB of HDD

BTW now 4.5TB

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Independent

Completely unusable currently I find.

Had to reinstall FF ESR with CTR and I have not yet installed noscript.

Completely locks up FF that I have to kill it.

Before FF got messed up I had to block around 20 scripts.

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Some of you really don't want Windows 10's April 2018 update on your rigs

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Still on 7 here

And no intention of 10

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Re: Use Linux...

Our current software has code going back around 30 years.

A lot of code was ported twice. Took a decade to get a decent WIN32 version.

Big systems take a while to write

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Re: Stop breaking stuff

>>XBox update

What happens if you have a Playstation?

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Bill Clinton's cyber-attack novel: The airport haxploit-blockbuster you knew it would be

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Re: Spitting Image got there first?

Neeed to relaunch for the current numpty!

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IBM memo to staff: Our CEO Ginni is visiting so please 'act normally!'

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One of my bosses is 4 desks up from me

The other on site somewhere.

The one in same office is the only person messier than me desk wise.

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HTC U12+: You said we should wait and review the retail product. Hate to break it to you, but...

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Re: Usual errors

Do you really trust faceache to FULLY disable and not do a thing?

I don't. Just why did they go to the hassle of force install just to allow full disable?

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Re: Usual errors

Got phone, uninstalled faceshit, update comes along, installs activates and disables uninstall

What is left on it to spy on me?

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Compulsary facebook = no sale

My current work phone was fine until

An update added crap to the camera

The next force installed and activated facebook

It also disabled uninstall of faceshit

It also added a faceshit icon to the phone

Then a contactless pay system which cannot be disabled, uninstalled and sometimes starts up for no reason. Oh and Icon unremoveable.

Only reason not lump hammered is it worth around £80 at CEX.

My next work phone WILL be clean Android or it will go to CEX unopened and the money from both put towards a phone with no shit.

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PSB?

I kept reading as PHB

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Happy birthday, you lumbering MS-DOS-based mess: Windows 98 turns 20 today

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I liked 98

Ran DOS apps really well against Netware servers

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BOFH: Is everybody ready for the meeting? Grab a crayon – let's get technical

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Re: "I prefer not to answer that but suggest you wear gloves to work."

We have a new person at work, and his job is mainly to shield us from customers.

That way I can get on with developing and support with supporting.

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JURI's out, Euro copyright votes in: Whoa, did the EU just 'break the internet'?

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Re: News sites should pay the aggregators.

Years ago Google news used to link to some good news sites, so it drove my traffic to them

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EU negotiator: Crucial data adequacy deal will wait until UK hands in homework

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Will EU miss GCHQ information?

This is probably more of what matters.

Will they be OK without our information?

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A pretty and helpful user interface? Nahhh. Is that really you, Samsung?

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I hate Samsung phones

Worst phone ever. Got one for work. UI is shit, full of bloatware. Cannot disable crap I do not want (pay system) cannot uninstall crap I do not want (Faceache).

I want my N8 back!

So who does a nice good looking mobile phone running on Android which is not full of crap. Would like decent camera on opposite side to screen, this one keeps changing to look at me, YUK!

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UK footie fans furious as Sky Broadband goes TITSUP: Total inability to stream unfair penalties

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BT was fine all weekend

Had it years but for some reason or another never been down.

Oh and we were streaming Poldark as a nearby tree has blocked our dishes view of Astra 2.

Just called our aerial and dish installer to move it.

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Tech firms, come to Blighty! Everything is brill! Brexit schmexit, Galileo schmalileo

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Re: It's nice to see the government being courageously optimistic!

I did say living!

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Ireland

Also friendly people, within Astra 2 footprint. Some nice beaches, lots of countryside, mad drivers. Good places to drink.

It is the nearest thing to a foreign Britain (well it is British Isles).

Lovely place, if I had to leave it would be there or Netherlands

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Re: It's nice to see the government being courageously optimistic!

Didn't anyone notice I was quoting the most well known living JC.

Jeremy Clarkson

To me JC is him, not that wrinkly CND person

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Re: It's nice to see the government being courageously optimistic!

JC does have a clue

Borrowed this from Independent as it is not the well known video

“I suppose that now is as good a time as any to declare my hand. I’m with the man whose wife we fancy. I’m in,”

“Isn’t it better to stay in and try to make the damn thing work properly? To create a United States of Europe that functions as well as the United States of America? With one army and one currency and one unifying set of values?

“Britain, on its own, has little influence on the world stage. I think we are all agreed on that. But Europe if it were well run and had good cohesive, well thought-out policies, would be a tremendous force for good”.

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Microsoft says Windows 10 April update is fit for business rollout

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Getting like phones

Every time a mobile telephone gets an update tons of things get forced, we were given Samsung phones and I will now have to root it.

Last update

Force installed no uninstall Facebook

Force installed no uninstall, no disable, no icon delete, have to force stop EVERY BOOT, Samsung pay

That is two of us at work now who will refuse to accept another Samsung phone

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Re: least complaint-generating Windows ever

Not downgrades, upgrades to 7

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Apple: No currency mining for you in our App Store thank you

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Re: I know someone

He thinks it is earning him a fortune.

Spent so much on mining kit he has insufficient money for his council tax.

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I know someone

Who runs a miner on their phone.

Also heats their house with a mining PC.

Not sure if they are covering their costs yet

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No fandango for you: EU boots UK off Galileo satellite project

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All a big fail

Did people really thing EU exit would go well?

Anyway, it is pretty silly to block us from Galileo as there are other consequences.

1) They will have to refund our contribution.

2) We can turn off their UK developed encryption.

Even though I disagree with leaving, I think the EU are playing this wrong with Galileo. The UK could easily scupper it.

Anyway since it was developed here I am sure we could just use it without EU permission.

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Nominet throws out US corp's attempt to seize Brit domain names

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Re: I fucking hate domain squatters

And they complained when they started receiving gigabytes of crap from people knowing the rightful owners.

Email service had dumped their renewal into spam, cyber squatter got more crap emailed to them than they could handle.

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So net neutrality has officially expired. Now what do we do?

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Try throttling some companies and will be entertaining.

As Netflix said.

Small company throttled will be their problem

Netflix throttled ISP problem

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Security execs must prep for post-Brexit cyber challenges – report

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If they want to change the rules they can do the work

Why should the ordinary person have to fart about due to some pointless crap?

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