* Posts by mike white 1

28 posts • joined 3 Oct 2009

Brit moron tried buying a car bomb on dark web, posted it to his address. Now he's screwed

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Bomb Testing

Sounds like Darwinism ;)

"he plod waited until he tried to test the device "

TalkTalk glitch causing mobiles and landlines to go off at the same time

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Talk2Go App Is No More

Interesting that this story has cropped up now as according to the texts I've had over the last month or so the Talk2Go App was being withdrawn from 1st Nov


Sniffing substations will solve 'leccy car charging woes, reckons upstart

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Re: Terraced Houses

Gotes wrote: "I have seen a couple of properties near me with marked "reserved" parking spaces outside the house specifically for EVs."

For which they have probably had to apply for planning permission from the local council (same way as for a marked disabled bay) l.

It might work whilst EVs are a rarity but it's not sustainable going forwards.

Is it?

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Terraced Houses

So what happens if you live(like many people in the UK do) in a row of terraced houses where half the time its impossible to park outside your own house(which incidentally you have no legal right to do so) and where you may not have Off road parking front or rear?

Even if you could park outside then it means there will be charging cables running across the pavement every 30 foot or so.

How will pedestrians (especially those with prams/pushchairs, the blind, people in wheelchairs) manage?

Brit prosecutors fling almost a million quid at anti-drone'n'phone ideas

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Re: would a

a net would also prevent seagulls from raiding the prison bins

EasyJet: We'll have electric airliners within the next decade

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Supersonic Victor

I seem to remember that an early Victor B1 did manage to break the sound barrier in a shallow dive, the only one of the V Bombers ever to do so

TalkTalk posts 3% sales drop, says Openreach should walk the WalkWalk

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Best way of dealing with the salesman

tring to flog you Sky/Virgin/TalkTalk/BT/Whatever is to say "Sorry mate you can't beat the deal I'm on I work/my partner works for <insert name of opposiion> and get all my/our services for free as a staff perk

Jodie Who-ttaker? The Doctor is in

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Re: Regenerate a few more fingers?

what about Cushing ;)

Facebook users pwnd by phone with account recovery vulnerability

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isn't this really just a rehash of the recycled email address from your ISP problem?

America's mystery X-37B space drone lands after two years in orbit

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Does this qualify as the longest space mission where the craft in question has returned to Earth in a useable condition?

Vodafone bins line rental charges as it moves onto TalkTalk's turf

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But TalkTalk uses Vodafone

as a provider for their mobile service based on the rror pages I get trying to access pr0n sites ;)

So if they take customers away from TalkTalk other than a direct higher customer count what do they actually gain?

Confused ???

Password reset: 45 million creds leak from popular .com forums

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Statement On one of the affected forums

I'm a member of CBRXX.com which is a VerticalScope Forum and the following was posted there by "Admin" last night


Hey Team,

Over the 2 weeks we will be implementing some changes to our forum password strength and password expiration policies. To make sure you continue having the best experience possible on the community, we regularly monitor the site and the Internet to keep everyone's account information safe. We've recently become aware of a potential risk to some accounts coming from outside of this community. Just to be safe, we are implementing the following changes to improve security even further:

1) We are asking everyone to change their passwords (and will force a onetime reset). Along with every user on the forum, new passwords will need to be more complex, and can't be simple words (sorry, you can't have "fluffy" as your password anymore!). Please use a password unique to this community. Reusing passwords can expose your account indirectly when other websites (Twitter, Linkedin, Badoo, etc) are compromised; and

2) Your passwords will expire on a 180 day basis. When you login on the 181st day, you will have to change it. You guys and girls all have the highest level of access in our communities and this will help protect your accounts.

All other users on the community will have 365 day expirations. We'll also be sending out an email to users to let them know about the changes, in upcoming weeks.

We are testing and rolling out the changes slowly to ensure that they do not cause unforeseen issues with current plug-ins and products on the site, we will let you all know the day before it goes live.

I also ask that you help us with ensuring all users are being heard and we are answering everyone’s questions. We will be posting an announcement up to the community shortly and want to keep all chatter about this issue and any potential security issues in one place. If you see a user talking about this topic in a section outside of the announcement, please either move the post, or remove it and direct the user to the original thread. We greatly appreciate your help in this. If you have any questions please post them below.

Thanks all,

Helena Barclay

Community Management


UK digital minister denies legal right to 10Mbps is 'damp squib'

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WOnder if UFO will ever get anywhere


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Re: Bandwidth has diminishing returns

or print it out and keep the Royal Mail in business ;)

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Re: Upload speed?

and also does this refer to synch speed or throughput?

What's next? FBI telling us to turn iPhones into pocket spy bugs? It'll happen, says Apple exec

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America is not the world

If the FBI does win the court case will any modifications be limited too iPhones sold in the US market or is US Law global?

Doctor Who: Oh, look! There's a restaurant at the end of the universe in Hell Bent

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I would walk 4 billion years and I would walk 4 billion more.......

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Impossible Girl

maybe she's been in between heartbeats all along in all her various incarnations?

Doctor Who: The Hybrid finally reveals itself in the epic Heaven Sent

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Dalek Hybrids

Despite what was said in this episodeabout Daleks not being willing to create hybrids they did do just that in Evolution of The Daleks and created Human-Dalek Hybrids (Dalek Sek)

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The Long Game?

lest we forget , Tom Baker made an appearance in Day of the Doctor as The Curator

Doctor Who: Even the TARDIS key can't unpick the chronolock in Face the Raven

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Isn't it about time

to bring K9 back or am I barking up the wrong timeline ??

Doctor Who's good/bad duality, war futility tale in The Zygon Inversion fails to fizz

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William Hartnell

Am I the only person to Notice that the Picture over the safe which Bonnie opened thinking the Osgood box was inside was actually a portrait of William Hartnell?

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As regards jumping out and hitting the tailplane the back seat crew of the RAF Victor had to make emergency exit via a door located just forward of the engine intakes, only the pilot & co-pilot had ejector seats

A first-world problem solved: Panoramic selfies, thanks to Huawei's Ascend P7

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Dual SIM phones are cool. Mine, a HTC 1 M7, has my work and personal SIMs in otherwise I would be forced to use a crackberry!

Next Xbox to be called ‘Xbox Infinity’... er... ‘Xbox’

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Surely that's actually an 8 on it's side. Does this mean the new Xbox will be powered by Windows 8?

Bloke ordered to remove offensive numberplate

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I refer my learned Friends

To the Sex Pistols court case from the 70's where the word "bollocks" was determined in court not to be offensive.


Apple patents glasses-free, multi-viewer 3D

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Multiple Viewers?

"Although many companies are involved in autostereoscopic research and development, Apple's patent confidently picks apart the limitations of three categories of those efforts:"

I fI was one of those companies I'ld be pointing out that Apples solution only allows for one viewer to see the 3D image. A second observer on the other side of the room would not see the image correctly.

iPhone developer stamps out calculator profanity

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But what happens if

you place your iphone flat on the desk, type in the offending word and then spin it through 180 degrees ?


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