* Posts by TheVogon

3539 posts • joined 17 Jan 2013

Analogue radio given 10-year stay of execution as the UK U-turns on DAB digital future

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Re: The future is behind you ....

DAB+ is pretty good though. And it exists more because of the demand for digital audio than reuse of relatively low bandwidth spectrum that there are plenty of better options for already after analogue TV was turned off.

Barclays Bank appeared to be using the Wayback Machine as a 'CDN' for some Javascript

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Re: Data not at risk?

It's already covered under the DPA and then by GDPR.

Purism's quest against Intel's Management Engine black box CPU now comes in 14 inches

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Re: manufactured in the USA and Sweden, presumably for a reason like this

"Hahaha! Sweden!? Highest bidder wins, or not, they'll take anyone's money, and from both sides without conscience."

Still safer than the US who are known to intercept and compromise hardware no bidder required.

Canary-build Microsoft browser blocks Microsoft extension from inflicting Microsoft search engine

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Duck Duck Go primarily uses Bing.

Netgear was told in January its routers can be hacked and hijacked. This week, first patches released – after exploits, details made public

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Re: As a Faithful Agnostic...

And a non fictional character bless Open-WRT!

Nothing fills you with confidence in an IT contractor more than hearing its staff personal records were stolen by ransomware hackers. Right, Cognizant?

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Re: Details?

Large GDPR fine incoming?

By emptying offices, coronavirus has hastened the paperless office

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Or just read at home without bothering to print them.

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Re: For the last 45ish years ...

So the planet will loose only 7.9 billion trees this year instead of 8 billion?

Customers of Brit ISP Virgin Media have downloaded an extra 325GB since March, though we can't think why

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Plus Fortnite.

Barmy ban on businesses, Brits based in Blighty bearing or buying .eu domains is back: Cut-off date is Jan 1, 2021

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Re: We dont need .eu !!! :)

By hiding you mean killing presumably.

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Re: We dont need .eu !!! :)

I dont see thousands of Americans dying from their chicken?

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Re: And will .co.uk domains be restricted to UK residents only?

Since when did anyone actually check registration addresses / entities except for say .mil, .gov and .edu?

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1. The Monarchy bring in circa £2 billion a year more in UK revenue from tourism and trade than they cost us, so no.

2. Depends on what it is replaced with.

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The UK government can easily pass a law giving itself the authority if it wanted to. And Nominet would have to comply just like they did with GDPR.

If you're going to spend $3tn, what's another billion? Congress urged to inject taxpayer dollars into open anti-Huawei 5G radio tech

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Re: Only themselves to blame

No, viruses contain RNA.

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Re: Only themselves to blame

Viruses dont contain DNA.

Mind your language: Microsoft set to swing the axe on 27 languages in iOS Outlook

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Re: You vill parle Amrecianish Da!

In Northern Ireland at least, more of the population speak Polish than speak Irish. Some of these niche historical legacies already in decline should just be left to die naturally.

UK MPs to off-payroll workers: Delay IR35 reforms until 2023? You wish

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Both contractors and Ltd companies have a significantly higher level of risk and lower level of guaranteed benefits than employees hence why the relative tax and NI rates reflect this.

Intelsat orbital comms satellite is back online after first robo-recovery mounting and tug job gets it back into position

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Re: @ Caustic Soda

Or Nation Shall Peak Six Unto Nation if you are at the BBC..

German taxpayers faced with €800k Windows 7 support bill due to Deutschland dithering

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Re: Maybe worth the wait?

But if you need to support legacy apps it has full Linux integration and you can actually install user mode Linux to run under Windows 10?

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Re: So much for German efficiency

Leasing ships is the norm. That they didn't have any ferries doesn't mean that they couldn't get any ferries.

WindiLeaks: 250 million Microsoft customer support records dating back to 2005 exposed to open internet

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Re: Microsoft support calls

Just forward the call to the Lenny bot.

EU declares it'll Make USB-C Great Again™. You hear that, Apple?

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No, that's not correct. Qualcomm's Quick Charge has a number of technical advantages such as support for multipath charging, Qi wireless charging interoperability, and 20 Volt charging support amongst others.

Say GDP-aaaR: UK's Information Commissioner pours £275k fine into London pharmacy's teaspoon

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Re: Unknown number of people?

Going insolvent without paying it like all the rest?

LibreOffice 6.4 nearly done as open-source office software project prepares for 10th anniversary

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Its like using Microsoft Office from over a decade ago. You get what you pay for.

Want to live long and prosper? Avoid pirated, malware-laden Star Wars free vid streams – and pay to watch instead

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No malware in the BitTorrent releases..

Xbox Series X: Gee thanks, Microsoft! Just what we wanted for Xmas 2020 – a Gateway tower PC

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Re: So, it's a PC, right ?

Not sure what you mean by "release Windows 10 for it". The Xbox One X already runs on the Windows 10 kernel.

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Re: So, it's a PC, right ?

No You won't find any of that. Microsoft integrate GPU and CPU on the silicon so you will have a much faster bus speed than PCI for instance. This is why for instance the Xbox One X can significantly outperform a comparatively speced PC.

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Re: It looks like a PC...

No, not just a PC. Different and much faster bus architecture for instance.

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Re: So, it's a PC, right ?

Steam developers that want their games to run on the Xbox need only to submit them via the Xbox store.

Pentagon's $10bn JEDI decision 'risky for the country and democracy,' says AWS CEO Jassy

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Re: AWS vs Microsoft

Azure and almost all its infrastructure is based an an OS / Hypervisor image from a single manufacturer.

AWS is a bolt together of many many tool and systems - both in house and external.

Guess which is way way simpler to user and generally performs better? Clue - it isn't AWS.

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But less risky than choosing AWS.

PowerPoint! Word! Excel! Lens! By your powers combined, I am Captain Mobile Office

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Re: PowerPoint! Word! Excel!

You mean that you don't travel only in paid time?! Other than commuting to and from a base office anything else is on the pay clock.

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

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BBC World Service has a TV news channel too.

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Perhaps you are not aware of the BBC world service.

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Because he is a party leader.

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Lol @ the BBC being impartial. Don't they only advertise their jobs in that socialist newspaper "The Guardian"?

That's Microsoft price: Now you can enjoy a BSOD from the comfort of your driving seat

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Re: Why on earth...

Typically they woukd use Windows embedded due to: Loeer total cost of ownershio. zillions more applications. Far easier to manage, lockdown and update in an enterprise. Way more developers. Lower power usage. Better performance. etc.

Absolutely smashing: Musk shows off Tesla's 'bulletproof' low-poly pickup, hilarity ensues

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Re: Stainless?

Its bulletproof. So the autonomous mode is clearly designed for school runs to replace those awful yellow buses that you see everywhere in the US.

And lets not forget that in America people so lazy that they drive from one shop to the one next door. They all have car parks and often you cant actually get between neighbouring stores on foot without walking back to the street!

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They already sold 300,000 of them so they will build it. Electric vehicles can easily generate vast torque and power outputs - so the performance claims are unlikely to be inaccurate. If it has a 500 miile range the weight of the batteries alone is probably enough to allow it to tow a 6 tonne trailer.

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(Everyone will want one for the school run!)

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Bulletproof vehicle in the colonies for $40K? Should be a massive success.

Googlers fired after tracking colleagues working on US border cop projects. Now, if they had monetized that stalking...

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Re: Perhaps more to the story...

Somehow i doubt that's going to audible through corporate double glazing.

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Re: Simple...

In O365 if you set events to private then they are private unless you or a sysadmin decide otherwise.

Use the courts, Jeff: Amazon to contest Microsoft scooping $10bn JEDI contract

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Lol @ Amazon complaining about bias when they have been schmoozing for years. What goes around comes arphnd.

And Azure is a fundamentally better and easier to use product any way.

Labour: Free British broadband for country if we win general election

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Re: "Labor is pro-remain, right?"

We are all looking forward to laughing at the remoaners again when Boris wins and they have another loosers stomp through London.

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Re: "Labor is pro-remain, right?"

The will of the majority.of voters.

Microsoft's first build of Armium Edge now lurks in Canary channel – go have a play if you dare

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Re: Windows 10 1909

1. Open Regedit

2. Go to HKLM\Components

3. Delete or rename REG_DWORD "pendingrequired=1"

20% of UK businesses would rather axe their contractors than deal with IR35 – survey

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They had better start paying the going salary + bonus for skilled permanent staff then.

They terrrk err jerrrbs! Vodafone replaces 2,600 roles with '600 bots' in bid to shrink €48bn debt

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Anyone is in a service industry role that doesn't actually produce or do something physical - this will be you soon.

Ditto many industrial working class roles.

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