* Posts by zaax

270 posts • joined 9 Apr 2008

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Analogue radio given 10-year stay of execution as the UK U-turns on DAB digital future

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If only there was another way to get digital radio over the air. Maybe we have on our mobile phones, it could have thousands of stations and we could call it Internet Radio

It's time to track people's smartphones to ensure they self-isolate during this global pandemic, says WHO boffin

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Worked in China

Irish eyes aren't smiling after govt blows €1m on mega-printer too big for parliament's doors

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It costs the UK Home Office £100 to buy a £50 phone

Bose customers beg for firmware ceasefire after headphones fall victim to another crap update

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Don't forget its the retailer that you take umbrage with, not the manufacture

Socket to the energy bill: 5-bed home with stupid number of power outlets leaves us asking... why?

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There is never enough sockets. Each of the sockets in my lounge has at least a 4 way extension cable on it

A stranger's TV went on spending spree with my Amazon account – and web giant did nothing about it for months

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This is very bad, the national papers should get a hold of this

Will someone think of the taxpayer? UK.gov needs to stop burning billions on shoddy procurement, says Reform

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Re: Government has lost the capability to commission outsourced contracts

Because of the lack of pay which is about 20% behind the private sector staff can't either be employed, or if they are the leave very soon after.

Plusnet is doing us proud again with early Christmas present for customers: Price hikes

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With 5g around the corner they are going to have very heavy competition, in the next few years

Promise of £5bn for rural fibre prompts Openreach to reach for the trench-digging diamond cutter

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Les Cotton (a local ditching company) has been this doing for decades

DoorDash doesn't just pick up your food orders, it delivers your data to hackers, too

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CVV stored?

I was under the impression that the CVV should not be stored, is this no the case now?

The '$4.4m a year' bug: Chipotle online orders swallowed by JavaScript credit-card form blunder

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Its not only Chipotle

I have abandoned quite a few transactions with various companies because of a fault in the ordering system. Maybe Maplin would have survived if there ordering system worked all the time

What do Windows 10 and Uber or Lyft have in common? One bad driver can really ruin your day. And 40 can totally ruin your month

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Sounds like if your M$ system gets hacked repair costs are down to M$. Yesterday we had a illiterate user open an infected email luckily the anti-virus software caught it.

Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen's personal MiG-29 fighter jet goes under the hammer

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and an unfired doodlebug (V1)

Take two cornerstones of British life, booze and queues, then squirt them with face scans: AI Bar

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Re: Not the trickiest problem in pubs these days...

When its £10 a pint is when Northerners say WTF

Lyft pulls its e-bike fleet from San Francisco Bay Area after exploding batteries make them the hottest seat in town

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I got rid of my ex rental 10 years after I brought it, when it was 8 months old with 10,000 miles

Humans may be able to live on Mars within halls of aerogel – a wonder material that can trap heat and block radiation

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why not just live in the caves, seemly they have plenty of water

Please be aliens, please be aliens, please be aliens... Boffins discover mystery mass beneath Moon's biggest crater

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and then we will know what it will be like to be folder

Exodus: Tech top brass bail on £1bn UK courts reform amid concerns project is floundering

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Re: If ever you wondered...

Its the problem that the average civil servant wage is £7000 below private industry

UK's internet registry prepares a £100m windfall for its board members – and everyone else will pay for it

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that will confuse things as a county code for the Ukraine is UKR

America's favorite toothless watchdog FTC pleads with Congress to give it LESS power to tackle tech monopolies

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Another Trump. Could be a start of the break up of the USA?

Can I get a RHEL yeah? Version 8 arrives at last as IBM given go-ahead to wolf down Red Hat

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Oh dear, not good for the employees and open source community in general

Buying a second-hand hard drive on eBay? You've got a 'one in two' chance of finding personal info still on it

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A few months ago I purchased a couple of filing cabinets from Homebase they were both 1/2 full with documents including payslips. A car which still had the previous owners cd's; a phone with interesting photos.

Take your pick: 0/1/* ... but beware – your click could tank an entire edition of a century-old newspaper

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Quite of a few so called manager would have sacked him, but a really manager like this one, knew he just had a good learning experience and sacking would have been a waste of money and good training, which is stood him in good stead for his whole life

Server at web host 1&1 Ionos decides to take unscheduled day off, sinks a bunch of sites

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Many years ago they were hosting a site, it got popular they closed it for no reason.

Sick of being the bad guy, UK taxman needs YOU(?) to help it be more 'customer-centric'

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Paying the commercial wage would also be good, most civil pay is about 40% below private pay

Blundering London council emails unredacted version of notorious Gangs Matrix to 44 people. Data ends up on Snapchat

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On of the problem is pay; if you pay peanuts you get monkeys

Mobile network Three UK's customer details exposed in homepage blunder

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Only a small part, the whole lot was

Boeing 737 pilots battled confused safety system that plunged aircraft to their deaths – black box

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Re: Hey software, get the fuck out of the way!

Is that not what the artificial horizon is for?

Cops: Autonomous Uber driver may have been streaming The Voice before death crash

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Re: At best...

Also with a normal driver / car the driver would have swerved, which may have went missing the cyclist entirely

Police block roads to stop tech support chap 'robbing a bank'

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Whilst I was in Gran Caneria a few years ago, and on the way home worst for wear rattled the front gate of a house, expecting guard dogs - two panthers came out.

The future of radio may well be digital, but it won't survive on DAB

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Why not just use 4g systems and then that whole fequency could go

There will be blood: BT to axe 13,000 employees

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It took Openreach 8 days to repair my line, which UK power networks broke (a public sewer problem last year was sorted with-in 2 hours).

Brit healthcare system inks Windows 10 install pact with Microsoft

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Some of the stuff I have seen is from the 70's and is running COBOL

Two's company, Three's unbowed: You Brits will pay more for MMS snaps

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All said and done Three's PAYG 1p/meg is cheaper than another 2 telcos

2018's Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon laptop is a lovely lappie

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No dvd drive; no keypad; and worst of all Windows 10

Bot-ched security: Chat system hacked to slurp hundreds of thousands of Delta Air Lines, Sears customers' bank cards

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I was under the impression the CVC codes should not be stored

UK's London Gatwick Airport boasts of driverless vehicle trial

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Having an accident with another vehicle is expensive, but hitting a airplane is in a completely different dimension

Brit retailer Currys PC World says sorry for Know How scam

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Yeah, they tried that on me. The sales assistant could not work out why didn't need an operating system (Ubuntu is a wonderful thing), after 10min told him forget it and started to walk out. I got the PC.

Voice assistants are always listening. So why won't they call police if they hear a crime?

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Re: An actual usefull scenario...

They already have that in my area its called Careline

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Someone who has no idea of how technology works, why is this post allowed?

Helicopter crashes after manoeuvres to 'avoid... DJI Phantom drone'

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If you think System engineers are highly paid you what to see the paycheck of an Aeronautical engineer

A Hughes failure: Flat Earther rocketeer can't get it up yet again

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which proves the earth is round

And he won't untill he allows for a spinning earth in his launch calculations

Capita contract probed after thousands of clinical letters stuffed in a drawer somewhere

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The NHS messaging system is a mess. Other government departments have good working messaging handling systems why can't the NHS just copy them.

Dodgy parking firms to be denied access to Brit driver database

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Put the price up to £20 a time, and give the money to nurses and doctors

UK's Just Eat faces probe after woman tweets chat-up texts from 'delivery guy'

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The delivery driver should not have had access to the buyers phone number. If the delivery was going to be late he should have contacted the restaurant and then they should have contacted the customer. This should have been part of the agreement between just eat and the restaurant / seller.

Saying that the delvery driver of my washing machine did, as he got lost in my road

Apple agrees to pay £136m in back idiot taxes to UK taxman

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Up Nurses pay, narth it will go to bankers

EE Business Broadband digital transformation: Portal offline until July

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The person who wrote the code was made redundant and they now haveto recruite someone to write new code

Intel to slap hardware lock on Management Engine code to thwart downgrade attacks

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NSA won't allow them to turn it off.

Car rental firms told: Tell your customers about in-car data slurps

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For the last 6 years, every car I rented has had the previous renters information stored in it, and some of it is quite personal including there home address etc. in the satnav.

Bored 'drivers' pushed Google Waymo into ditching autopilot tech

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Seemingly we are talking about vigilent systems, like on the railways. A horn or buzzer and a diffient thing to be press / moved at different times, in otherwords a dead mans handle

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