* Posts by Kay Burley ate my hamster

354 publicly visible posts • joined 20 May 2010


Tinfoil hat brigade switches brand allegiance to bog paper

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I need TP

TP for my globulus snot river.

BBC tells Conservative Party to remove edited Facebook ad featuring its reporters

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Brexit Party Limited Company number 11694875

Company type: Private limited Company

Not a real party.

Christmas in tatters for Nottinghamshire tots after mayor tells them Santa's too busy

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Re: I have it on good authority ..

Except they have increased the mortgage.

Microsoft takes us to 2004 with new Windows 10 so you don't mistake it for Server 2003

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So will....

So will 2009 be 2010? Causing many a sense of déjà vu.

Traffic lights worldwide set to change after Swedish engineer saw red over getting a ticket

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Self driving

Self driving cars are the answer, I hope to see in my lifetime a ban on manual driving in cities. The car knowing how long till the lights change will stop on amber if there isn't time to cross the junction. The cars behind will know the car in front is stopping.

No more speeding, no more fines, no more road rage, no more deliberate road deaths.

Slack to fend off the collaboration competition with... a new logo

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Proprietary private newsgroups

Lets all run a NNTP server.

Mourning Apple's war against sockets? The 2018 Mac mini should be your first port of call

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Re: Tempting...

Yup the 2008 model was very cheap and provided some respite while Microsoft shafted Windows users with Vista. Orlowski rant skipped once I realised why the article made no sense (he wrote it).

Put your tin-foil hats on! Wi-Fi can be used to guesstimate number of people hidden in a room

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You can get detail too...


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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Quite funny

Reading this article without a cookie manager (in my case Privacy Badger) will set a cookie from Facebook (connect.facebook.net). Just saying...

OK, this time it's for real: The last available IPv4 address block has gone

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Re: Time to claw some back

@Lost all faith...

Aww leave him alone, he probably just works in Marketing or something!

Facebook can’t count, says Cambridge Analytica

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No mention of SCL?

Maybe that particular brand of SCL didn't keep the data, how about the others?


Beware the looming Google Chrome HTTPS certificate apocalypse!

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The article fails to point out...

Symantec sold their cert business a while ago, you can get free reissued certs from the new root CA.

Would you get in a one-man quadcopter air taxi?

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It's only right that this is a death trap, it's at DSEI.

Google slaps a suit on beefed up Chrome OS, offers Enterprise version for business

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Chromebooks would be a great RemoteApp solution, if only Google would build in support. I could dish one out to a user, the device management could set the homepage to RDWeb and say thanks very much have a great day.

Don't buy Microsoft Surface gear: 25% will break after 2 years, says Consumer Reports

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In my 20 years of IT support

I've never seen anything so unreliable.

Dead spots on the touchscreen.

Batteries swelling up.

Two button restarts taught to users.

Fan noise.

Keyboard faults.

At least my users don't lose the pen.

SQL Server 2017's first rc lands and – yes! – it runs on Linux

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Re: Drawbridge?

Yup, that was my first thought. Drawbridges go up as well as down.

TfL, WTH is my bus? London, UK, looks up from its mobile

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Re: There, there children. Sorry your pacifier is b0rken.

With the massive variation in traffic we have in London, timetables are absolutely pointless. Routes don't always run their full length if delayed for example, the app tells you the destination meaning you will see if letting one go past will get you the full distance on the bus 2 mins behind.

Microsoft boasted it had rebuilt Skype 'from the ground up'. Instead, it should have buried it

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If they use Slack they haven't learned their lesson. The problems started once monitisation was the goal.

How to pwn phones with shady replacement parts

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Big Brother

This isn't news. It's a sales pitch..

The'll be seeling this 'tech' just as soon as the patents come through.

Shadow Brokers resurface, offer to sell fresh 'wine of month' club exploits

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Re: Language analysis

The punctuation is perfect. Are we sure TSB are not the NSA?

Don't waste your energy on Docker, it says here – wait, that can't be right...

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Re: Academic doesn't always mean intelligent

Looking at the study I see it's pretty short and to the point, I doubt any grant money was needed.

Is Britain really worse at 4G than Peru?

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Who has 4G in Peru

You also need to look at who has access to the tech in Peru, perhaps it isn't as widespread in rural locations.

Just delete the internet – pr0n-blocking legislation receives Royal Assent

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Re: William Wallace

Oh Amber Rudd and her party of Tory twats have “the necessary hashtags”, it's only a matter of repeating #StrongAndStableLeadership until the sheep come home.

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Re: Who do they think they are?

--The Ruling Class. They're Tories, don't you know? Born to rule over us plebs etc...

What a shame they are only capable of asset striping the country.

Murdoch will get EU green light for full Sky takeover – reports

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Re: Monoploy

It's now the Competition and Markets Authority, Having changed names once in between.


Bankers to get 1Gbps free Wi-Fi in City of London deal

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If it's 4G how do you connect? Wouldn't this require a SIM?

Cold callers illegally sold Aussie farmers 1,700 years worth of printer ink

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Re: Too polite

I find shouting obscenities at cold callers stops them calling back (try insulting their mother), when I just hang up I get another call right after with a "I think we got disconnected".

Lawyer defending arson suspect flees court with pants on fire

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I'm more concerned by the typos in this article than the use of pants to mean trousers, it is well established. Unlike Microsoft's use of premise to mean premises.

Microsoft ups Surface slab prices for Brits. Darn weak pound, eh?

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Re: But...

Like if we decide to remain in the EU anyway...

Hutchison's 3UK and Google push 3.5 GHz on both sides of the pond

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Had to look up SaS

'What’s different about CBRS is that mobile network infrastructure makes a request for spectrum from a Spectrum Allocation System “SAS” that connects to a database that manages overall licensed usage.'


Hyperloop sueball noose-man launches tube-travel rival

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I couldn't care less

Just build one!

Blighty watchdog Ofcom has a butcher's hook, clocks spectrum for 5G

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Re: Brexit Imperial Wavelength of 16.89inches

Shirley it should be 16 inches and 89 one hundredths of an inch?

Google launches root certificate authority

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Now perfectly positioned

Google are now perfectly positioned to lead the legal fight against Trump's encryption backdoor ideas.

Why Theresa May’s hard Brexit might be softer than you think

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Re: and on top of that

'as far as I recall, the word "immigration" was not on the ballot paper'

Someone down-voted that! Obviously the delusion the Tories and media are pumping out is affecting the weaker minds.

Chelsea Manning sentence slashed by Prez Obama: She'll be sprung in the spring

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Re: Political Imprisonment?

Mayday would be an excellent choice, we could move the bank holiday back to May 1st where it belongs.

Euro space agency's Galileo satellites stricken by mystery clock failures

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AFAIK ESA are separate from the EU, like EBU are.

Landmark EU ruling: Legality of UK's Investigatory Powers Act challenged

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Idiots and function creep

Two words, troll trace.

Europe to launch legal action against countries over diesel emissions cheating

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El Reg

Did El Reg not think to contact the relevant minister for comment?

Donald Trump running insecure email servers

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TrumpOrg.com why not trump.org


Forgive me, father, for I have used an ad-blocker on news websites...

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Re: My question is......

I disagree, El Reg has the most annoying ads outside of the daily mail. Animated, noisy, big and bordering the text while you are trying to read it. Without an adblocker this website is impossible to read for any length of time.

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Not at all

I'm using one right now to block the flashing wrap-around ads on El Reg. I assume you still do that, probably sound coming from it too.

Although most of the time I forget its running, so it's a real shock to use other people's computers.

Woo hoo, UK.gov has unveiled yet another tech creche – for infosec

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Re: coalition government?

'You obviously fail to get the joke about Bobby Ewing and the dream. You must not be old enough to remember 'Dallas' from the 1980's and 'Who shot JR?'.'

Some of us had better things to do...

Corbyn lied, Virgin Trains lied, Harambe died

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I'll be ignoring those Reserved ticket things from now on then...

English Uber alles in London taxis? No way, TfL – taxi app titan

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Re: Shut the door on the way out

As detailed in The Book of Dave. ;)

Brit network O2 hands out free Windows virus with USB pens

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Re: Windows Vista?

Autorun enabled for USB drives until Windows 7 perhaps...

Queen’s Speech: Digital Bill to tackle radicalisation, pirates

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Orlow take yer blinkers off

Oh that's right you are the one trying to fit us with blinkers...

NZ Pastafarians joined in noodly wedlock

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Re: Finally, a GOOD religion

There is only one true "Bob".

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Re: Bunch of tosspots

*cough* "Bob"

We tested the latest pre-flight build of Windows 10 Mobile. It's buggy but promising

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I assume...

I assume you didn't look for an iPlayer app? :D

BBC telly tax drops onto telly-free households. Cough up, iPlayer fans

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Another anti-BBC rant by Orlow...