* Posts by DarkLordofSurrey

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Glasgow firm fined £150k after half a million nuisance calls, spoofing phone number, using false trading names

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Usual dissolve company start a new one

32. On 4 June 2020, the Commissioner applied to Companies House for disclosure of the home addresses of the two directors of DialADeal.

On 9th June a new company SIMPLE LEAD LTD was incorporated by, yes you've guessed it, the same two directors at the same address...

Fix five days of server failure with this one weird trick

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Dodgy power supply, Gigabyte?

A real go-GETTR: Former Trump aide tries to batter Twitter by ripping off its UI

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Should have gone with 666 seems more on the nose...

Just what is the poop capacity of an unladen sparrow? We ask because one got into the office and left quite a mess

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With the described amount of flying faeces you'd definitely want a Mac!

You can now pepper your Windows 10 desktop with Android apps... if you have a Samsung phone, that is

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I've been using scrcpy for ages, mirrors your android device but no audio.

Great for when you're using your pc and want to quickly check your phone.

Apart from wifi operation not being very "just works" user friendly it's great for me.

Three things in life are certain: Death, taxes, and cloud-based IoT gear bricked by vendors. Looking at you, Belkin

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Could be worse, I heard of a Chinese based ip camera company that either switched off servers or the contract with the cloud service provider expired and they continued selling the camera affected, and whilst it was possible for them to be updated with ONVIF you had to have registered the device with the now defunct cloud service first...

It's time to track people's smartphones to ensure they self-isolate during this global pandemic, says WHO boffin

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Not at all, the advice had been given at that point to not travel and avoid social gatherings which everyone ignored as not applying to them, which is why we are in the position we are now.

Yes I got the date slightly wrong, but I noticed it BECAUSE warnings had been made about unnecessary travel etc and Spain had been already been reported as a hotspot.

The virus has been active since December last year with the travel into Europe reasonable well documented I really don't think you need to be either a clairvoyant or an epidemiologist to understand that non essential travel in that situation is probably not the best idea.

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Yeah I was REALLY pleased to see my neighbours daughter who was staying over for a few days with her two children from Spain last week.

Why had she come over? To attend the "Mums in Business Association" awards in Leicester.

I really wish I was making this up...

Not exactly the kind of housekeeping you want when it means the hotel's server uptime is scrubbed clean

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It's amazing, you can write "DO NOT UNPLUG" on the actual plug and still some moron will unplug it..

We've heard of spam filters but this is ridiculous: Pig-monkey chimeras developed in a Chinese laboratory

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Is this Kosher?

US Air Force inks deal with Raytheon on Windows 10 (and other) support for ARSE

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Someone will find a giant hole in this contract then the proverbial will hit the fan...

Delayed, over-budget smart meters will be helpful – when Blighty enters 'Star Trek phase'

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When my meter was changed from an analogue one to digital my bills went up massively, not falling for it a second time...

Pentagon beams down $10bn JEDI contract to Microsoft: Windows giant beats off Bezos

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That's a Wash... erg...

Be still, our drinking hearts: Help Reg name whisky beast conjured by Swedish distillers and AI blendbot

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Vulture Wizzkey

Silk Road 2 + Dread Pirate Roberts 2 + 1 Liverpudlian = over 5 years in prison

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I wonder if he'll be sat next Julian on the plane...

Iranian-backed hackers ransacked Citrix, swiped 6TB+ of emails, docs, secrets, claims cyber-biz

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I wonder Huawei might be... would fit a Trump narrative.

How politics works, part 97: Telecoms industry throws a fundraiser for US senator night before he oversees, er, a telecoms privacy hearing

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I'm guessing these "donations" are also list as a tax write off for the companies..

Not so smart after all: A techie's tale of toilet noise horror

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Was there a climax to this story?

Did he get a raise?

Was there a happy ending?

So many questions, that I really don't want the answer to.. :)

'Nun' drops goat head on pavement outside Cheltenham 'Spoons

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Someone with a nasty habit just kidding about....

Pewdiepie fanboi printer, Chromecast haxxx0r retreats, says they're 'afraid of being caught'

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"a person clamming to be TheHackerGiraffe"

A giraffe/clam hybrid, tell me more...

'Say hello to my little vacuum cleaner!' US drug squad puts spycams in cleaner's kit

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I can understand this, going by this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qOb0RMvfQbg

4G slowcoach Three plans network and IT overhaul to get foot in the door with 5G

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" as it was the last of the four MNOs to introduce LTE, charging a premium "didn't feel right". "

My arse, throwing everyone off your most popular tariff ( One Plan ) and doubling the price for a lesser one seems like charging a premium...

Emergency Services Network delays to cost public purse £1.1bn, Home Office reveals

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Nice business case for Motorola, by the time 4g's ready they'll be set to sell 5g which will do doubt be plagued with delays and cost overruns..

KA-CHING

Leeds hospital launches campaign to 'axe the fax'

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The use of nhs.net is far more secure and safe than the use of faxes.

Hmm how many wannacry problems were caused by fax machines?

London's Gatwick Airport flies back to the future as screens fail

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** And technically not in London at all, but in the adjoining home county of West Sussex.

NOT adjoining London at all I think you'll find Surrey in between....

Google shaves half a gig off Android Poundland Edition

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When El Reg starts calling WRITABLE storage ROM it's a portent of the coming apocalypse!

Time to ditch the Facebook login: If customers' data should be protected, why hand it over to Zuckerberg?

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FAIL

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Exclusive to all press: Atari launches world's best ever games console

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Meow, while you're here can I interest you in a Vega+ delivered in a couple of weeks? Promise..

Size does matter, chaps: Oversized todgers an evolutionary handicap

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Loving that the article writer is "Dick Speed"

UK mobile customers face inflation-busting price hike

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#MakeItRight, more like #MakeThemSqueal

FCC inspector general sticks corruption probe into chairman Ajit Pai amid $4bn media merger

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All this money flying about I guess they're using Pai Pal...

Caption this: Capita staff picket a bunch o'er pickled pensions

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Do I need a TV license to post a c(r)aption??

No one still thinks iOS is invulnerable to malware, right? Well, knock it off

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... and Microsoft :) https://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/10/07/how_much_is_that_microsoft_android_tax_again/?page=1

May the excessive force be with you: Chap cuffed after Star Trek v Star Wars row turns bloody

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Was it a Darth Vader choke or a Vulcan neck pinch?

And before he passed out did he say "You have been and always will be my friend..." or "You already have, Jerome. You were right. You were right about me... "

Sources: Liberty Global, Vodafone take seats at negotiating table AGAIN

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Re: Pair a wenkers

New book title? :D

If The Register made reality music TV, this is what it would look like

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I wonder if you'll find that WD drive in the drawer fom the last competition you never picked a winner from :D

Labour will create FUD and then abstain on UK Snoopers' Charter vote

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You just have to wonder how MP's would vote if they were not specifically exempted from this legislation..

HPE's private London drinking club: Name that boozer

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The H PEE Bar

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The El Reg Special Projects Bureaux admire version 1.0 of their bionic eye.

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How to avoid a Windows 10 optional update...

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What wood you know I hear VR is great

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VR, better than reality.. No ears growing on trees..

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GCHQ's promotional KARMA poster..

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God I hate these fecking Register caption competitions!

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Silicon Valley

Apple fanbois cry (bless) as site motionless during iPhone 6S pre-order wrest

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Why can't apple be honest and just call it the iPhone 6$

Love the video of people being shown the "new iphone" on the street and saying how great it is and how fast when it's actually the first one :) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfkbxzilVC4

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BOFH explains to the Boss that the hissing from his laptop is perfectly natural....

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Proof that Ashley Madison clients browse El Reg...

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Meer Kat You Tube?

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