* Posts by GreggS

277 posts • joined 24 Feb 2012

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Congrats, Meg Whitman, another multi-billion-dollar write-off for the CV: Her web vid upstart Quibi implodes

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Re: Meg Whitman drives another company into the ground

She did it again? That would be Britney songs, not country, surely?

That long-awaited, super-hyped Apple launch: Watches, iPads... and one more thing. Oh, actually that's it

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No mention

of battery life at all?

Digital pregnancy testing sticks turn out to have very analogue internals when it comes to getting results

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Re: Doomed

Come again?

Not exactly running on the pregnancy test hardware though. They've changed the CPU & display and stuck them back into the stick casing. That's like putting a modern PC's innards into a ZX81 and saying i've got the latest Flight Simulator running on it.

Hundreds of forgotten corners of mega-corp websites fall into the hands of spammers and malware slingers

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Xerox

would you say it was a copy cat enterprise?

Never knowingly under-digitally transformed: Retailer John Lewis outsources tech function to Wipro

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Well

good luck with that.

One map to rule them all: UK's Ordnance Survey rolls out its Data Hub and the juicy API goodness that lies therein

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Re: Could this become the official UK postcode and address database?

or this;

https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/28/21272954/google-maps-plus-code-geolocation-digital-address-six-digit

Zero-click, zero-day flaws in iOS Mail 'exploited to hijack' VIP smartphones. Apple rushes out beta patch

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Re: Buy Apple

I'm not saying they haven't. It was sarcasm. But Apple use this on their advertising.

No one is 100% secure so to say it is......

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Buy Apple

It has (in)security built-in!

Zoom's end-to-end encryption isn't actually end-to-end at all. Good thing the PM isn't using it for Cabinet calls. Oh, for f...

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Is the use of Zoom down to his PM in all but name, sorry special advisor Dominic Cummings?

If there's a bustle in your hedgerow, don't be alarmed now: Brexit tea towel says it'll just be the gigabit broadband

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Re: hedgehogs

They should just share.

Ding-dong. Who's there? Any marketing outfit willing to pay: Not content with giving cops access to doorbell cams, Ring also touts personal info

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Re: GDPR?

Yes, but RING's EMEA HQ is in the Netherlands.

ICANN finally reveals who’s behind purchase of .org: It’s ███████ and ██████ – you don't need to know any more

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If it is a massive tax avoidance scheme, shouldn't the IRS be getting very interested in any transactions taking place?

Apple tipped to go full wireless by 2021, and you're all still grumbling about a headphone jack

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CarPlay

So they're going to make nearly all Apple Carplay systems redundant as well at the same time? Only very few manufacturers are including wireless CarPlay systems.

Bandwidth weirdness at TalkTalk has customers fuming at being denied on-demand I'm A Celeb

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Amazon link?

Could it also have something to do with Amazon starting to live stream the "footy"?

Video-editing upstart bares users' raunchy flicks to world+dog via leaky AWS bucket

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Still

It's one way to get your search rankings up

Baffled by bogus charges on your Amazon account? It may be the work of a crook's phantom gadget

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Samsung

Weren't Samsung TV's the common link here?

Seems it might be a problem there.

UK ads watchdog slaps Amazon for UX dark arts after folk bought Prime subs they didn't want

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They can't guarantee next day across international borders, so they offer "free" for most items to Prime members. Having said that, i ordered from Amazon.com, got free international delivery and it was delivered within a day.

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Prime Video is included as is their Prime music service, but not their Music unlimited one.

Fed up of playing Whac-A-Mole with network of SoftBank-owned patent holders, Intel hits court

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pot

kettle

Google: We've achieved quantum supremacy! IBM: Nope. And stop using that word, please

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Re: Boggling

Q-Bert says"@!*?@!"

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Re: A company that sells ads versus a company that sells computers

Hmm.

"hyberbole over fact"

Insert obligatory Brexit statement here:

Tearoff of Nottingham: University to lose chunk of IT dept to outsourcing

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Local hospitals

Interesting. Nottingham University has a big and close partnership with the Nottinghamshire University Hospital Trust which runs the two Nottingham hospitals - Queens Medical Centre & City Hospital. Will this outsourcing also affect them?

EU's top court sees no problem with telling Facebook to take content down globally

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Facebook/Google et al

How is this situation any different from the ruling in Google's favour around global takedowns, which went in Google's favour?

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/09/24/eu_court_justice_right_to_be_forgotten_ruling/

Consumer campaign to keep receiving printed till receipts looks like a good move – on paper

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Yeah but don't worry, the ICO is here to make sure all that data is used correctly!

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"Server farms and data centres require vast amounts of energy to operate"

They have to pay for that £2.9bn overspend at Hinkley Point C somehow.

Last one out, hit the lights: UK energy supplier SSE to axe 115 bodies from tech department

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Having dealt with SSe IT and procurement

Believe me, it's probably not a bad thing. They can't be much worse.

We checked and yup, it's no longer 2001. And yet you can pwn a Windows box via Notepad.exe

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Next you'll be telling us MS Paint has a vulnerability!

Psst. Hey. Hey you. We have to whisper this in case the cool kidz hear, but... it's OK to pull your data back from the cloud

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Re: Yeah? sue us.

Or Boeing source code.

Oh, wait a minute.....

Experts: No need to worry about Europe's navigation sats going dark for days. Also: What the hell is going on with those satellites?!

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Re: Definitely Russian or Chinese hacking

Nah. Thi is is what happens when you tel the UK they can no longer be a part of a program they have contributed a lot to after Brexit!

Blackburn ain't big enough for the both of us: Mr Creamy and Mr Whippy at the centre of new ice-cream war

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I screamed when i read this.

just think of all the customers they'd both miss out on. Hundreds & thousands.

It's official. You can get FUCT, US Supremes tell scandalized bureaucrats in rude trademark spat

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C U next tuesday

Box shifting on the Moon? Lunar payloads on Amazon Prime

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Re: chickens?

anonymous coward. i see why.

I am a Brit.

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chickens?

Was it a Brit compalining about chlorinated (sorry acetic acid) cleaned chicken?

Bug-hunter reveals another 'make me admin' Windows 10 zero-day – and vows: 'There's more where that came from'

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She hates the West and likes exploring trails in northern England. Is she Russian? All she needs to add is enjoys cathedrals and that would be the giveaway.

Sinister secret backdoor found in networking gear perfect for government espionage: The Chinese are – oh no, wait, it's Cisco again

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Re: Keep moving...nothing to see here....

Facts?

There's no no more published proof that Cisco puts backdoors into it's products at the behest of the US government than there is Huawei for the Chinese. It is only the balance of probabilities that is becoming the stick with which to beat them.

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It's Ok for the US to spy on its own and others citizens by using back-doors, not the Chinese.

What a meth: Elderly Melbourne couple sign for 20kg shipment of drugs, say cops

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sounds like a little white li(n)e.

Windows 10 May 2019 Update thwarted by obscure tech known as 'external storage'

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Re: Drive Letters

only if you've declared a SORN.

I've had it with these mother-fscking slaps on this mother-fscking plane: Flight fight sparks legal brouhaha over mid-air co-ords

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Re: Here have a can of worms...

I suppose that depends where the charge is filed!

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/rape-cruise-ship-italy-suspect-spain-police-valencia-court-a8870211.html

Kent bloke incurs the anchor of local council after fly-tipping boat

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must have had too much port

London's Metropolitan Police arrest Julian Assange

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Article was updated after i posted, so my original comments were correct at time of posting.

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He won't. That case has been dropped. He's been arrested for failing to surrender to the court, whilst that charge was still active. A separate offence.

Telecoms kit supplier shut down for carrying on work of two firms that had been... shut down

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No ban?

Did they apply to have the people involved banned from any further directorships?

Hold horror stories: Chief, we've got a f*cking idiot on line 1. Oh, you heard all that

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Re: The old Reply-ALL

That's what email groups or distribution lists are for! I'd much sooner create a group and have an email replied to that group then have the reply-all.

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The old Reply-ALL

Had a colleague once hit the reply-all to another colleague to say the customer was being a muppet. Unfortunately for him, customer was in the original CC list. Needless to say, he didn't last until the end of the day.

This is exactly why the reply-all should be either greyed out or an optional added field!

National Enquirer's big Pecker tried to shaft me – but I wouldn't give him an inch, says Jeff Bezos after dick pic leak threat

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Notts County

Does he want to take ownership of the club? Dick picks seem to be the pre-requisite;

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/jan/27/notts-county-owner-hardy-apologises-for-posting-intimate-picture-online

Things that make you go .hm... Has a piece of the internet just sunk into the ocean? It appears so

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.UK or .GB??

I know .UK became more popular but isn't .GB actually the TLD for the UK?

Senior slippery sex stimulator sales exec sacked for shafting .org-asmic cyber-space place, a tribunal hears

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He couldn't get it up.

Sales that is.

What were you lot thinking?

OK, it's early 2019. Has Leeds Hospital finally managed to 'axe the fax'? Um, yes and no

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Re: What about scan to email?

"Pharmacies and nursing homes won't necessarily have access to the NHS email system." She added that they often need "something they can print and physically stick in their paper records".

And also less secure and open to phishing/spear attacks etc. etc. and they still won't have the paper record fro their files!

Another Apple engineer cuffed over alleged self-driving car data theft: FBI swoop on bod as he boards plane to China

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FS or FFS?

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