* Posts by Steve Renouf

314 publicly visible posts • joined 14 Jun 2007


Second-hand connected car data drama could be a GDPR minefield

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Re: Spot on sir.@cornz 1

Lot's of those here!

Windows 10 to force you to use Edge, even if it isn't default browser

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Re: Fucking idiots

I'll stick to cross-platform Mozilla thank you very much!

Google slams Play Store password window shut after sueball hits

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Re: Where has self-accountability gone?

Yes, it's always someone else's fault. It's the "someone (else) has to pay" mentality. I put it in the same bracket as the ambulance chasers. When will people finally understand that these corporations don't produce their products for your benefit - they produce them for the company to make as much money as humanly possible off the easy targets.

That is why you have to have your wits about you to prevent them from doing so.

Hot, fit, SWEATY users stroke Backbeats model, beg: DON'T CALL US

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Re: Bluetooth 3.5mm adapter

Ha! Depends who you believe!


HP 'KNEW' about Autonomy's hardware sales BEFORE the whistle blew: report

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Re: HP knew...

Hmmm... Not sure you can actually undo a surprise. Once you have been surprised, that surprise remains forever (for varying lengths of forever). I think you need to use "not surprised" - i.e. the surprise never happened in the first place. ;-)

Top Brit docs wade into GP data grab row, demand 'urgent' NHS England talks

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The Biggest Fail is the usual one...

It should be OPT-IN! by default!

My smelly Valentine: Europe's perfumers wake to V-Day nightmare

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No Longer necessary!?!

Considering that perfume originally came about from having to mask the (what would be a disgusting) BO smell in the days when people only had a bath maybe once a month, it is totally unnecessary in this day & age of good (mostly) personal hygiene.

Samsung Gear splurge skews smartwatch market Google’s way

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Re: Lies, damned lies, and statistics.

Er... When nobody buys them?!?

STRIPPED DOWN and EXPOSED: Business kit from the good old days

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Re: I'm obviously missing something...

For an instant, what sprang into my mind was the way that the carraige-return always managed to "ram-raid" the nearest cup of tea!

How many keys can one keyboard have? Do I hear 200? 300? More?

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Jeff Goldblum?

Shirly you mean Peter Cushing!

Windows 8.1 becomes world's fourth-most-popular desktop OS

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Re: Downgrade rights?

... with the intention of UPGRADING to Windows 7...

There - fixed that for you. :-)

Nearly 1 in 5 of UK's Xmas gifts were bought online... not that it helped

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Re: Imagine how much better it could be

"If there were any courier companies, any at all, that had the slightest clue about how to deliver goods to households, at times that were convenient to the receivers - not based around the hours that the couriers preferred to work?"

Hmmm..... I wonder what could possibly be the reasons that none of them do??? Cost could be one. Requiring a lot more drivers and vans delivering the same number of packages but wasting lots of time driving backwards and forwards round the same areas to cater for all the different delivery times requested by the individuals. Obviously, you've never worked in logistics to know how that's never going to happen. Why do you think the post office doesn't do it either.

They have set rounds that have to take into account traffic patterns, one way systems, parking to unload, etc. and the vehicles have to be loaded in reverse order so that they don't have to keep moving stuff to get to the stuff they have to deliver first. If they have to keep having to go back to areas they've already been to just to cater for individual requested delivery times, it could potentially take them several hours to get back to them and they wouldn't get all the deliveries done.

Courier prices would need to increase dramatically to cater for all that as, potentially, it could mean that they are only able to get a quarter of the deliveries done within their permitted driving hours!

Indecent proposal: Hedge fund makes 'unsolicited' bid for Riverbed

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Yes but, what you have to remember is that these people are not in it to support the company for the long haul - they are just after short/medium term return on their investment!

Amazon, Hollywood, Samsung: PLEASE get excited about 4K telly

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Re: Devaluation of the K

"The K used to be 1024"

Wrong! The K is short for Kilo - which is 1000 (of anything)! If they wanted a measure for 1024, they should have called it something else! That's where the error is! - Same goes for Mega, Giga, etc.!

Phew! I! must! have! been! spending! too! much! time! on! Yahoo! lately! with! all! these! exclamation! marks!

App to manage Android app permissions

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Permission Manager

I don't know about for other devices but Permission Manager works just fine on my GT-N7100. It just provides an interface to the switches that are already available within the device, it's free and doesn't require any permissions.


I don't have to worry about the Facebook app. as, apparently, my phone and post code don't exist! So I have to use the webpage anyway!

Time travellers outsmart the NSA

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Re: Personally I'd of hoped

I'd've thought there's no reason not to - given that's how a lot of people say it!

Microsoft tries to trademark 'Mod' in the US

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Or maybe. ..

Technology In Tiles (TIT)

How much did NSA pay to put a backdoor in RSA crypto? Try $10m – report

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Re: Comparing to Naziism and Stalinism does not boulster your case.

Hear! Hear!

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Re: re: ragging on Yanks is a well-known Reg pass time

actually, I think he meant pastime...

OH! I was a bit late. Someone beat me to it!

Feuding fanbois in a flap over piracy haven in new iOS 7 jailbreak tool

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Re: "There post also describes a dispute"

down't yoo meen a tiepow?

'F*** off, Google!' Protest blockades Google staff bus AGAIN – and Apple's

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Re: @AC 2055 (GMT) Boston Resident

Yes. And they should be thankful that the NATIVE Americans didn't have a non-immigrant policy huh?!?

Ten top tech toys to interface with a techie’s Christmas stocking

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Re: Neglected to mention

"Who says only whole litres are sold on the continent?"

Very true. You can generally get:




1000ml (1 litre) [note the correct spelling of litre, for our American friends] ;-)

but you'll have a hell of a job getting a 568.2463ml measure m'boy! (1 pint [UK])

Fisher-Price in hot seat: iPad bouncy chair lets APPLE BABYSIT tots – parents

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Or, protecting infants from bad/lazy parents!

see title

Apple patents facial recognition tech for mobile log-in

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Deja vu?

That's strange. How can they patent something that already exists? This feature came with my Asus laptop that I bought over a year ago!?!

Anonymous Indonesia gets it right, attacks Australian government

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Here we go - another pissing contest!

Brazil makes it official: Gov email must be state-run and on-premises

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Black Helicopters

Good on them!

Now, when are we going to follow suit?

How the W3C met its Waterloo at the Do Not Track vote showdown

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Grammar lesson

for all those that insist on using "of" instead of "have" as the auxilliary verb for the present perfect tense:


Mars defends: HUMANS to SEND UFO to Red Planet by 2016

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Re: has to be

"I couldn't eat a whole Mars..."

Nor me. I'd have to eat it a bite at a time. (Only if I really wanted to ingest all those chemicals).

Want to go to billionaire Sun kingpin's beach? Hope you're a strong swimmer

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What a dick!

Title says it all.

We have a millionaire here who gives OUT OF HIS OWN POCKET vouchers to all the local pensioners for them to get extra food every Christmas.

This guy, by comparison is a complete arse - it doesn't even cost him anything to allow access.

Shy, bashful HUMPBACK DOLPHINS expose themselves to boffins

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grammar nazi in action

"the Indo-Pacific variety should actually be broken up into three different species, one of which is completely new"


No it isn't - It's been "newly recognised/discovered" - it hasn't just miraculously materialised out of nowhere...


HTC phone STOPS BULLET, saves Florida gas station clerk's life

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I wonder...

when the "bullet-stopping phone" ads. will start appearing? Cynical? Moi?

Hate data fees but love your HD slab? Here's a better way to pay for bytes

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Unlimited limit!?!

I'm still trying to work out how, if there is a limit on my unlimited Data and Texts and Calls, they can get away with calling it unlimited!?! I must admit though, I haven't managed to hit any of the limits yet and I can set up alerts myself for different percentages of the data usage online. (JT)

'Donkey-tugging' EU data protection law backed by MEPs

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Re: delete the pointer

"and as a musician might say: viola! "

and as a Frenchman might say: voila!

Bacteria-chomping phages could kill off HOSPITAL SUPERBUGS

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One question...

Unlike Domestos et al., how doe sit tell which are the bad bacteria and which are the GOOD bacteria. Or is it another indiscriminate scatter-gun approach?

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Re: About time!

No, not wondering at all.. No wondering needed!

Bonking boffins say bacon biters won't breed

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Fish as alternative to bacon...

Aside from the benefits already mentioned, there is the additional benefit that it would allow us to glow in the dark! (From all the toxic waste that the fish will have consumed from all the shit we throw away).

Although it will be getting harder and harder to follow that route (of eating fish) due to the continuing decline of the marine environment caused by too much unsustainable commercial fishing methods and the previously mentioned shit that we keep dumping in the sea! All in the name of profit (of the few).

I'll call for UK law shakeup to cuff global web crime lords - new top cyber cop

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Hey! You forgot Tony Blair!

Google: Now your mom will try to sell you toilet paper

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Re: Gee Plus Only (for now)

Oh, is that the one that never syncs, because it's not actually set up anywhere?

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Big Brother

Re: Google devices

6 (six) [had to add the spelling to get the required letters into the post]

Blighty's National Crime Agency nabs first crook ...for £750k cyberscam

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Black Helicopters

Oh F**K!

...'Tis the beginning of the end of mankind as we know it...

Be prepared... to give heathens a badge: UK Scouts open doors to unbelievers

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Re: It's a good start. @Khaptain 05:47

Or maybe he meant they were lying about their intentions rather than their belief!?! As it usually turns out that they ARE, IN FACT, ALL LIERS

London plod plonks, er, pull request on EasyDNS

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Re: Referral

Just upvoted because I can't believe that there still haven't been any prosecutions over any of the fraudulent use of imaginary money

Universal's High Fidelity Pure Audio trickles onto Blighty’s Blu-Ray hi-fis

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Re: This and LPs both.

It might if it can beat the dynamic range (so that a pin dropping is not the same volume as all the instruments being bashed with bricks simultaneously). Not that my ears are capable of hearing the full dynamic range (or total frequency range) any more after years of listening to music being played far too loud without the use of earplugs!

Shouty, shouty - as you'll have to shout for me to be able to hear you these days!

NSA justifies hacking world's digital communications

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That's a good one!

Ha, ha, ha, ha, ha, ha........ They are joking.. right?!?

You put up with CRAPPY iOS 7. You can put up with Obamacare too, says prez

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Re: USA Delusions of Superiority

upvoted because I'm incredulous too...

Tesco's new fondleslab winks at Apple's stealthy NFC assassin iBeacon

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Re: Adverts?

No, no, no. You've got it wrong! It will be ON by DEFAULT and you'll have to ROOT your device to disable it!

Oracle sued over $33,000 bill for SaaS: STRIPPERS as a SERVICE

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Re: Credit card vs. charge card

Yes. Amex USED to be only charge cards - now they do a plethora of different cards, including various credit card offerings.

Cisco email accidentally sent to 1000s of employees causes message list MAYHEM

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Bcc anyone?!?

How the F**K can they reply-all if they've all been Bcc'd as they should be. What? They weren't Bcc'd? Heads should roll!

Should Nominet ban .uk domains that use paedo and crim-friendly words?

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Re: code words, such as "hobby"

Most definitely! Did you not see those pictures of kids?!? We must think of the kids!!!




Oh... They were making things with their mother...



not so much "Eat this" as things blown completely out of proportion, as usual!

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Re: They jest surely

"This is pretty bone-headed. I'm sure they can't have thought it through..."

Since when did politicians think anything through - that would take far too much time and encroach into "golf time".