* Posts by Diziet Sma

29 posts • joined 23 Sep 2010

'Clive, help us,' say empty-handed ZX Spectrum reboot buyers

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Flame

Should just backed the spectrum next. :D

PayPal plugs phishing-enabling vulnerability, stumps up $500

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Pint

Re: $500...???

$500 won't go far on a night out in moscow, unless you only meant beer.

Sir Clive Sinclair in tech tin-rattle triumph

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Facepalm

How would you play F-16 Combat Pilot?

As much as I love the idea, my problem with both the vega original and this, aside from issues of quality and price is the promise that you can play all 14,000 spectrum games

How would you play a game that uses the full keyboard?

E.g.

http://www.worldofspectrum.org/pub/sinclair/games-info/f/F-16CombatPilot.pdf

Work on world's largest star-gazing 'scope stopped after religious protests

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Facepalm

Re: This is not Pele's mountain...

Close, but Pele is a Goddess of fire.

Bill Hicks: 25 years on from the cult comedian's big break

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Facepalm

Well damn with a sample size THAT big your data is clearly irrefutable!

Tor usage up by more than 100% in August

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Alert

Re: Whatever the reason...

Last I checked any tor client can choose to also become a node.

Google cripples Chromecast third party replay

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Pirate

Re: This

I'd agree with that except I can, and always have been, able to fling any content I like to my apple tv. The only restriction I face (because I'm lazy) is encoding it in a format iTunes is comfortable with.

Silent Circle shutters email service

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Big Brother

It's on the bbc.

It's currently on the front page of the BBC.

Free French app app booted by Apple, triggers 1m-strong petition

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WTF?

AppShopper was pulled too

The App Shopper (touch arcade guys) app was pulled too but has since been relaunched on the store as a new app. Does much of what it did before and now doesn't fall foul of the changes. I suspect these guys to do the same with some major tweaking. For now I have both the old and the new on my device until I'm convinced all is OK.

Still it was a ridiculous rule change by apple, not that it really surprises me.

Enterprising 'early adapter' tries to hawk Google Glass on eBay

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Thumb Up

That was a wicked little anime.

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Joke

Re: See, there is a use

What on earth has google's Bangladesh office got to do with it? O.o o.O

Thrillpower! Tharg releases 2000AD iDevice app

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Happy

I've been asking for this for some time....

Either that or they bundle up with comixology (but afaik they don't do subs). Excellent knews indeed now where is my iPad.

Czechs, Slovaks stall on ACTA

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I'll second that, my favourite city. Being there is simply nice, it's different, it's deeply cultural, and has fantastic food (a feature of prague I often find underrated) and nobody is out to scam you.

Phishing email used in serious RSA attack surfaces

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WTF?

you mean...

nothing suspicious apart from excel crashing on launch? I'd report that immediately.

LOHAN rival to inflate bulging orbs with hydrogen

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Mushroom

Soo errr...

You all smoke so hydrogen == bad. Makes a lot of sense I guess, singed eyebrows anyone?

'Directory traversal' attack becomes premier hack tool

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Trollface

You got me there!

"A lesser-known attack called directory traversal"

Hahahahaa hehehehehehehe. Lesser known, more like as old as the hills. :P

Apple strangleholds worldwide battery output

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a title is required.

They haven't 'literally' stolen anything.

Virgin Media blames Activision for Call of Duty lag problems

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Mushroom

I wonder if an official complaint to ofcom the toothless dog can be made?

Virgin Media traffic shaping policy is a joke. As a long time customer of the service (back in ntl days and before where I live) I am beginning to wonder if a formal complaint can be made. You pay for a fast service but because of the ludicrous policy you can't actually use it. You hit the arbitrary download limit in less than 1 hr and get traffic shaped with a 75% drop in speed for 5 hrs. Total bs.

Actual policy is here:

http://shop.virginmedia.com/help/traffic-management/traffic-management-policy.html

NAME that DONKEY: Bella bests Barbarella

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Linux

That's one serious looking donkey...

... I wonder what it's planning.

LulzSec hacks EVE Online as rampage goes on

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Devil

DDOS != Hack

See title . :P

Chicago lawyer deploys distractionary dumplings

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Pint

And the daily mail is comparing her to

Christina Hendricks....

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1391193/Thomas-Gooch-objects-busty-woman-court.html

It's possible I guess but hard to tell given the photo. Clearly she's not dressing like that at the bench or there'd be no complaints anyway.

Bloke drives with knees while manipulating two mobes

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Stop

I hope...

... a custodial sentence beckons but likely not.

Extragalactic black hole particle fountain awesomeness

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Ta

That's the jobby, mine had a red metal wheel with about 6 holes cut in to form the spokes.

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Thumb Up

I remember those.

I can't remember what it was either, red wheel with circular holes cut in the rim and a fairly plan metal wire loop thing. As for whether or not they are still around you could probably find them in a 'classic' toy shop or something. And no, the kids are definitely NOT more sophisticated these days, although the toys they play with are.

Student accused of posting bogus coupons to 4chan

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Stop

Why what do you define as fraud?

He created and posted coupons that gave huge discounts that were never authorised or valid. That is fraud no matter how you cut it.

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Yeah

they are barcoded ones. For a while last year there were tons of these threads on 4chan discount things like Monster energy drinks by stupid margins too. They looked 'legit' ish but there was no way they were.. one ounce of common sense is all it takes to smell something fishy given the barcode and issuing company. Smart kid tho.

Use of Weapons declared best sci-fi film never made

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Didn't banks say....

that Use of Weapons was 'unfilmable'? It would be a very cool movie project for an ambitious and talented producer though.

iPhoto 11 ate my library, say users

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Alert

Who keeps that much in iPhoto?

100+GB of photos in iPhone? Seriously? That's just stupid. Use aperture or some professional package if you have that much. Personally I have time machine backups but also this:

Pictures diziet$ tar czf iPhoto\ Library.tgz iPhoto\ Library/

Oh and it's only:

Pictures diziet$ du -sh iPhoto\ Library

8.2G iPhoto Library

US forces drop dead drug-poison killer mice from helicopters

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Tylenol!=Paracetamol

Tylenol to be fair is paracetamol and codeine and not just paracetamol. Commonly called co-codamol in this country. Maybe they should give the snakes some codeine so they can have a slightly more happy send off.

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