* Posts by No Quarter

79 publicly visible posts • joined 29 May 2013


Google Chrome to block file downloads – from .exe to .txt – over HTTP by default this year. And we're OK with this

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IP Cam

That's buggered my perfectly good 8 year old IP cam then.

Android owners – you'll want to get these latest security patches, especially for this nasty Bluetooth hijack flaw

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Who would not do this?

"make sure their devices are not in discovery mode in public"

Surely nobody leaves their Bluetooth open like that?

Without any apparent irony, Google marks Chrome's 'small' role in web ecosystem

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Slow web sites

They could just look for "wp-includes" in the code.

Two years ago, 123-Reg and NamesCo decided to register millions of .uk domains for customers without asking them. They just got the renewal reminders...

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Shopping cart

And they add the names to your shopping cart whether they are marked to renew or not. That has to be fraud.

Facebook: Yeah, we hoovered up 1.5 million email address books without permission. But it was an accident!

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Too late

If you are on Whatsapp then Facebook have your address book anyway.

Congrats from 123-Reg! You can now pay us an extra £6 or £12 a year for basically nothing

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Re: OK. Calm down. Fake news etc.

Yeah, but no, but yeah.

If I can extract the truth then surely The Register could have managed it. They are a reputable news outlet that has just scared lots of people into thinking they are being forced to pay £6 a year when they aren't.

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OK. Calm down. Fake news etc.

I have contacted the muppets at 123-reg.

This actually only applies to domains that have "Domain Privacy" enabled.

Their email and this article are therefore misleading.

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Re: I want to move away

That's the same company as 123-reg.

WordPress is now 30 per cent of the web, daylight second

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Re: How do they know...

I can tell a Wordpress site as easily as anybody. I was talking about the bespoke CMS that I use on many of my sites.

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How do they know...

...whether sites run a CMS or not? Many of my sites do but you would never know looking at the source code.

So the suits swanned off to GDPR events leaving you at the coalface? It's really more IT's problem

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... across the channel outside of Germany and Scandinavia they will be doing absolutely nothing about this.

Firefox to emit ‘occasional sponsored story’ in ads test

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Recommended by Pocket

They are already doing it on my Firefox Beta ap on my phone. The three links are not relevant to me and are from the wrong country. But I am stuck with them if I want to use that browser.

Not looking forward to it on my PC.

123-Reg customers outraged at automatic .UK domain registration

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How much

I have been a customer of theirs for 18 years but am seriously looking for somewhere else after their repeated price hikes. .co.uk now £23.98 for two years.

Have never bought a .uk name by accident though. Even for free.

WordPress photo plugin opens 'a million sites' to SQLi database feasting

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It would be easier if the Register would report when they find Wordpress plug-ins that are not vulnerable.

MacBook killer? New Lenovo offering sexed up with XPoint booster

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It's no good

Nobody will want it unless it has an apple on the back.

Trick not treat: 123 Reg down on Halloween, DNS borked by DDoS

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Don't put it on the Internet. That'll stop it dead.

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So was it the Internet fridges or the doorbells that did it this time?

EU turns screws on Android – report

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Re: And Apple?

Agreed. At least you can download an app from Google without giving them your credit card details.

Come in HTTP, your time is up: Google Chrome to shame leaky non-HTTPS sites from January

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Thin end of the whatsit.

Can wholly understand the password and credit card part but keen about the roadmap wanting all web sites to have a security certificate in the future. It is another cost to most web site owners for very little apparent benefit.

Google tells popup ads to p*** off on mobes

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Can we forget the cookie nonsense as well? We are leaving the cesspit of the EU soon and they can stick their cookie law where the sun doesn't shine.

Two-speed Android update risk: Mobes face months-long wait

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Re: One problem..

HTC offer a new update every time there's an ice age.

123-reg email goes TITSUP

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Re: Try leaving

It's a rubbish service but it is extremely simple to change nameservers, change the IPS tag or get an Auth code in 123-reg.

I wouldn't dream of letting them host anything but there is never an issue transferring domains away from them. Unlike some of their competitors.

123-Reg has another PITSTOP

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I love it when...

...people suggest using 123 for hosting. You know they will be moving to a proper hosting company within a few months.

Microsoft releases Windows 10 preview for Raspberry Pi 3

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Re: PCs fading away...

"rent-seeking scum"

AKA "inventors".

Cameron co-opts UK mobile industry for EU Remain campaign

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David Cameron...

... is starting to piss me off now.

Firefox will support non-standard CSS for WebKit compatibility

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Stop fucking about...

with prefixes, the lot of you.

WordPress.com ditches PHP for Calypso's JavaScript admin UI

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Wordpress. Meh.

HTC's new One A9 will gulp Android updates days after Nexus mobes

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3 years

Nobody keeps a Jesus Phone for three years surely? Not when the cult bring out a new one every year.

My parents don't know I'm in SEO. They think I play piano in a brothel

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“People still see SEO in a negative light.”

Er no. People see SEO companies in a negative light.

Because they are cold-calling fraudsters only interested in money.

Legal eagles accuse Labour of data law breach over party purge

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If I am ever canvassed by Labour...

I shall wave at them using not all of my fingers.

Got an Android phone? SMASH IT with a hammer – and do it NOW

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At least you can disable Hangouts.

But it would be nice if you could remove it with all the other shite that is stuck to your device like Facebook and Weibo.

Sick of Chrome vs Firefox? Check out these 3 NEW browsers

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"Firefox, which seems to be sliding further into irrelevancy every day"


BEHOLD the magnificent lunar backside in our MOON VIDEO

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That's no moon

I wrote it, so you don't have to.

'Boutique' ISPs: Snub the Big 4 AND get great service

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Re: Where is Zen Internet in this advertorial?

If you rang support, they would have answered straight away.

Big Blue's biggest mainframe yet is the size of a fridge

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Can I just have the case?

That is all.

Checkmate, GoDaddy – Google starts flogging dot-word domain names

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Re: "Doesn't everyone type just the name of the site into the browser these days?"

Yes, if they know what they are doing.

You go fast, but we go 'further' and 'deeper' – Voda tells 'Speedy' EE

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Not that deep

Vodafone's network has actually worsened in the areas I used to use it until I changed to EE a month ago. I now have up to 90Mbps in the countryside *and* I can make calls. Before I had EDGE if I was lucky and could only make calls indoors with the help of a femtocell.

The choice is between an intermittent 1990s service with Vodafone or a ubiquitous LTE service with EE.

The future looks bright: Prepare to be dazzled by HDR telly tech

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Not convinced

Spent the first week of ownership of my present telly getting the settings to look the opposite of what this sounds like.

How about putting the bit rate of HD content back to how it was intended instead of working hard to give us optical migraines.

Customers RAGE after Webfusion goes TITSUP

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I thought that Twitter was quite subdued considering the colossal size of the SNAFU.

TalkTalk wants more FOURPLAY, jumps into bed with Telefónica

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Do people love TalkTalk so much they would trust them with telly and 'phones as well as buggering up their broadband?

Reg mobile man: National roaming plan? Oh UK.gov, you've GOT to be joking

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You are right, and this point seems to been completely ignored by the media. The Register normally does a better job of not jumping on the bandwagon.

If the (possibly mandated) cost to the telco of paying another telco to provide a service to its customers is great enough then there is plenty of incentive to maintain and create masts.

Forget 5G, UK.gov is making 2G fit for the 21st century!

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Bit much to blame just rich bumpkins for nimbyism.

Fear of wiggly microwave radiation frying brains is a syndrome suffered by a much wider demographic.

Antarctic ice at all time high: We have more to learn, says boffin

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I think David Shukman should be sent down there to report this for the BBC.

He should be able to blame this on global warming some how.

'Windows 9' LEAK: Microsoft's playing catchup with Linux

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What happened to a bit of see-through?


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That's very kind of your, Apple, but I am currently able to operate the curtains and the lights without a flipping Jesus phone.

Bing's the thing in Microsoft's push for cheap Windows devices

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Zero cost Win 8

Bit over-priced?

Mae Microsoft yn addysgu Swyddfa, Bing, siarad Cymraeg*

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All we need now is correct English spelling.

Twitter jitters: Investors turn into quitters as shares hit the sh...

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Didn't something like this happen in about 2000? And then a bad thing happened.

Or something.

Actual spin doctors eye up alien world Beta Pictoris b: Young, hot ... and really fast

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Re: Suggestion

"He doesn't like you."

"I'm sorry."

"I don't like you either. You just watch yourself. ..... "

Sticky Tahr-fy pudding: Ubuntu 14.04 slickest Linux desktop ever

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For the new TT version of Ubuntu, can we please use the official pronunciation: "Titty".

If you need to differentiate it from the Audi Titty, you can use "Tittybuntu".