* Posts by Keith 20

21 publicly visible posts • joined 29 Sep 2009

We are absolutely, definitively, completely and utterly out of IPv4 addresses, warns RIPE

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Re: Lies, damned lies, and statistics that don't lie.

Any idea why the IPv6 traffic has a 5% difference during the week versus the weekends in this google chart ?

First water world exoplanet spotted – and thankfully no sign of Kevin Costner, rejoice!

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"considered essential for our kind of life"

Destructive, war-mongering idiots?

Uber won't face criminal charges after its robo-car killed woman crossing street

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This is not about the code or the autonomous vehicle. There was a human supposedly in charge of the car, who didn't see the pedestrian in the dark.

This should be seen as a positive thing for autonomous vehicles because at least it would have applied brakes. If this were a normal car the woman would still have died, but there would be no news story, as happens every day around the world.

BT 'UK's most powerful Wi-Fi'? Why, fie, for shame! – ads watchdog

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Absolutely agree, I switched to BT from Virgin because their kit was so terrible (i'm on fibre so could only choose between these companies).

I cannot believe its Virgin of all companies who called out the complaint.

Use an 8-char Windows NTLM password? Don't. Every single one can be cracked in under 2.5hrs

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Yet another advert added in an article for 1Password.

ElReg, have you been bought ?

Roses are red, this is sublime: We fed OpenAI's latest chat bot a classic Reg headline

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In the interests of balance for this bot, are there any examples where the output isn't complete crap ?

Dangerous AI I think not...

Happy Thursday! 770 MEEELLLION email addresses and passwords found in yuge data breach

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Advertorial ... shouldnt this be marked ?

This is just an advert. The hacked ids are from old breaches, nothing new. Shame on you El Reg

A few reasons why cops didn't immediately shoot down London Gatwick airport drone menace

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Why not this, but fight fire with fire ? Use a drone to drop a net (or spray some silly string!) on it.

Did we learn nothing from Robot Wars?

Budget 2018: UK goes it alone on digital sales tax for tech giants

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Of course they pass the costs on. A fixed marketing budget doesn't come from the advert fairies...

Amazon Alexa outage: Voice-activated devices are down in UK and beyond

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The amount of times I have to tell my girlfriend this.....!

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Wi-Fi Update

Sorry guys, I was updating which wifi mine connected to, so it was probably me.

Its all done now though

Milton Keynes: Come for roundabouts, stay for near-gigabit broadband

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Re: Openreach

I have FTTP (new build home, so both Virgin and BT), and opt for 30Mb after trialling the 200Mb service.

Found there is just no need for so much bandwidth

Meet the stealthiest UK startup's app Swiftkey - and its psychic* keyboard

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invent a wheel (or something)

There was an accessibility keyboard feature ages back for linux, where you kind of flew through to the next most likely letter.

Based on this a wheel, which predicts likely next letters (and so words) could be made to be smaller than a keyboard gui and get rid of the size restriction ....tiny small round phones anyone ?!

Ofcom looks at contract opt-outs as users rage over price hikes

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Re: Bucking the trend

Costs rising due to data needs ?

I have paid for my data as part of the contract, this is something the telco needs to worry about not me.

GCHQ spooks' code-breaking puzzle solved

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I'de forgotten all about that! Did it get found in the end I can't remember ?

Natty Narwahl: Ubuntu marine mammal not fully evolved

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I'm underwhelmed by Unity either way, just another GUI .. but i'm very annoyed with the wireless on my trusty eee 901 not working again!

Google Linux servers hit with $5m patent infringement verdict

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Paris Hilton


So where is the Linux angle ? Did I miss something ?

Pic 'cus im feeling blonde....

Ubuntu's Lucid Lynx turns back on Yahoo! search switcheroo

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I switched it to google anyway after a couple of days (obviously I can't handle change).

Its interesting if they did get some cash from google, maybe there is an income from this open-source stuff!

Facebook prepares for another privacy row with its users

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And I thought I must be the only person to have seen that film ...

MS honeypot research sheds light on brute-force hacks

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Black Helicopters

Black Hats

"bonnet networks of compromised Windows PCs"

The hats are after us !!

Freeview website titsup ahead of big retune

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Suzi Perry

Not going to miss C5 if you don't retune ?!

Surely the only reason for Five is Suzi Perry ? Gadget Show rules, stuff the gadgets