* Posts by Known Hero

532 publicly visible posts • joined 9 Sep 2015


Wondering what to do over the holiday season? How about aiming a laser at commercial aircraft and then spending years of your life in prison?

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Re: Polarizing filter

Or you could do something more complex, track the pilots gaze, put a liquid crystal filter layer over the glass and an outside camera, then track and block bright lights by darking the correct part of the window relative to the pilots gaze. A bit faffy and complex, but that would also block the sun, letting the pilot still see when looking directly into the sun.

Please may I have this for my car? I am getting fed up of oncoming lights from what I assume to be mobile stars on our roads.

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I really never understood why they just didn't shine it at the back of the aircraft as it takes off, no harm no foul?

Unless they are actively trying to get it to crash, which is really really unlikely anyway from just using a laser!

YouTube turns off cash tap for automatic video nasties

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Thank you for providing a reasonable an innocent response, it's very nice to not always be cynical.

For example. Just the other day, a client saw somebody crouched down hiding behind their car in the front garden, turns out it was a old lady who hid because she was terrified of some other dogs were going to attack her or her dog, so she was just scared, who knew the world is not always such a bad place.

Transport pundit Christian Wolmar on why the driverless car is on a 'road to nowhere'

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Road trains

This is such a simple issue to solve :/

Just make the inside lane a speed controlled train lane.

This is now a patented idea and you may buy this off me for £100Million GBP

We translated Intel's crap attempt to spin its way out of CPU security bug PR nightmare

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Re: How high's the water mama?

Oh this got a proper laugh from me !!!

Thank you :D

Meltdown, Spectre: The password theft bugs at the heart of Intel CPUs

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Re: Hold on.

Your both asking the questions I'm interested in !!!

from what was in the article it seemed as if the researcher's were going out of their way to make it work on AMD and even when they could prove it possible it wasn't easy.

*Disclaimer I am a bit of a AMD fanboi, not so much that I don't imagine AMD are not affected by this just hoping not.

Kernel-memory-leaking Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign

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Re: Crap indeed

"I'm quite happy to live with the security flaw on my home computers, so I hope this update is elective."

I was under the impression that MS is forcing updates whether you like it or not !!

Yes, your old iPhone is slowing down: iOS hits brakes on CPUs as batteries wear out

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Re: No, this was a stupid idea, or half of an idea at best


Many thanks for this sage advice..... Although ..... Since 6-7 years now all my android devices have not had replaceable batteries either, but yeah they have also been waterproof :D so non-replaceable for reasons other than shafting the consumer.

The issue is not the ability to change batteries it's the reason why that decision is made, and in Apple's case its to get more money from you, not to make the phone better, although this is now redundant as I believe the Iphone is also waterproof

From the graaaaaave! WileyFox's Windows 10 phone delayed again

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Re: Just why ......

I wish it had worked out too :(

Even if only to have another choice of phone.

10 years of the Kindle and the curious incident of a dog in the day-time

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2CV Reference !!!

Black Horse Down, we repeat... yes, Lloyds Bank, again

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Re: "Hi, I'm SO.."

The past week I have no kidding spent over 6 hours purely on hold (this does not include the hours spent trying to resolve the issues) .....

They also claim that their changes did not take their customers by surprise !!!

Only advice I can give people is to keep at it though, they changed our options each time we called and I didn't give up.

Gamers red hot with fury over Intel Core i7-7700 temperature spikes

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Hi Mr Positive !!!

Windows 10 S forces Bing, Edge on your kids. If you don't like it, get Win10 Pro – Microsoft

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Re: Meh, I give it a few months

I love the way people scream monopoly over Microsoft then go all quiet when you mention goggle...

*whiney voice b.. b... b.. but I use google services and don't want to risk not having it.

Either way, have an upvote and a comment agreeing with you. Personally I couldn't care less if google went down overnight, I would just use another email address and deal with slower traffic for a while, oh wait faster traffic as 90% of advertising would stop overnight.

Male escort forgot pregnancy protection, scores data protection instead

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Re: I feel sorry for the child

Yes but fishing around for 7 years worth of back payments probably has very little to do with the concerns of the child.

SpaceX spin-out plans to put virtual machines in orbit

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Re: Hmm

I'm guessing tax avoidance yet again.

The amount of money that people will spend to avoid spending money is mind boggling.

What's a 'good' quarter at AMD these days? Chucking $73m on a fire

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Well When I'm not making a monthly loss

I will be helping AMD out, Looking very much forward to a Vega/Ryzen build!!!

yes yes yes, I am aware you can get a extra 10fps with half the cores a higher price and higher clock speed .......

This story is no more

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This story is no more

Well now I'm curios !!!!!

Will the MOAB (Mother Of all AdBlockers) finally kill advertising?

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"However, a web where the only content is paid content."

I happily pay for a server to provide a services for free, believe it or not it costs barely anything to run, I could add even more sites and services if I wanted to, but I don't.

All this "we loose so much money on hosting webpages" argument is bullshit. It costs very little to host a website and provide content per user/Customer.

Boeing details 'Deep Space Gateway' for Mars mission staging

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Re: More USS Gravy Train than USS Enterprise

I see downvotes, although personally I can't see anything incorrect with your statement.

Head of US military kit-testing slams F-35, says it's scarcely fit to fly

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Re: Oh wonderful

Oh Do fuck off.

The closest this comes to brexit is that we bought some, and that link is very tenuous

Ofcom pressuring BT to slash wholesale prices for superfast broadband

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well that's twice as much that must mean you will get a 80% reduction !

NASA to fire 1Gbps laser 'Wi-Fi' ... into spaaaaace

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Is it WiFi if it is using focused light ?

That 'Trump lawyers threaten teen over kitten website' yarn is Fakey Fakey McFake Fakeface

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HEY !!!!!!!!!!

NSFW warning would of been nice, Porn everywhere.

Oh wait you posted the NSFW at the bottom of the article AFTER you wrote all the links.


Hutch's Three UK users ripping through over 6GB a month

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Why blame us users? We are being pushed into a all online high definition online world.

You can't exactly sell somebody a V12 jag and expect them to survive on a single litre of fuel per month

GCHQ dismisses Trump wiretap rumours as tosh

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GCHQ doesn't need to wire tap, They only have to follow him on twitter to know :)

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Re: That was then...

Well going to war with North Korea is easy, Just give lots of weapons to South Korea and wait.

UK to block Kodi pirates in real-time: Saturday kick-off

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Re: Nothing's free

Nothing bad going your way*, Just a bunch of freeloaders providing a service for free that is generally of better quality than the big boys that actually earn money for it :/

There was a story about one of the streaming add-ons being used to create a DDos tool, although it was a generous description of the act.


Can you ethically suggest a woman pursue a career in tech?

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Re: "We need to promote women disproportionately, pay them equally or better..."

@ A Non e-mouse

Everyone has something to contribute. I don't think I'd want to work in an office of straight white males.

Well I'm guessing as I am a straight white male with straight white male co-workers, then I guess you don't like me, not sure what I did to offend you though .....

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My Experience So far of the youth entering education

I went to visit a potential secondary school for my son, whilst we walked past the gym a bunch of teenage girls were all dancing about, When I Queried this the kid showing us around explained most girls did dance for their GCSE (WTF moment for me). I cannot see this really being a benefit on their CV for any STEM based job or any job actually whatsoever, well apart from drama or as mentioned above pole dancing.

I still can't believe its an actual GCSE option .........

Official: America auto-scanned visitors' social media profiles. Also: It didn't work properly

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Re: What if you don't buy into the whole social media thing?

@Ivan 4.

Whilst Personally I have actually forgone Facebook for a while now, There is most certainly going to be groups on there that are fascinated by cloud formations. Whilst not a nice atmosphere as meeting in a pub to talk clouds, facebook is actually a good means to bring likeminded people together.



AMD does an Italian job on Intel, unveils 32-core, 64-thread 'Naples' CPU

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Re: Ryzen

This has been already asked !! and somewhat answered.


Lacklustre reporting.

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Re: Ryzen

My apologies for my impatience, in my current role, to much work is hard to imagine .... Therefore I was somewhat thoughtless about your situation.

I would absolutely LOVE to review CPU's, but unfortunately I don't have any further experience than just a simple consumer, albeit a eager one. I think somebody with some job history in the semiconductor business would be much better suited

Sorry for moaning on ;)

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Ahh well, still waiting to proven wrong :(


*edit, also why are my posts now moderated ? I only asked a reasonable question and have been quite civil about it.

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Re: Lacklustre reporting.

Haha, yup can't hide that fact that I am a AMD supporter, wouldn't quite say Fanboi, as I do have Intel gear and Nvidia gear dotted around the house, where it is cheaper/better.

I honestly do appreciate the time you have taken to respond to me, when I searched for Ryzen I couldn't find anything, Although you are quite right "Zen" does bring up results, I wholeheartedly apologise for not searching hard enough.

I genuinely look forward to reading your reviews be they good or bad, and couldn't agree more regarding acting as a advertising branch through Hype, but not even a small note regarding the press announcement had me wondering considering how big a shakeup it is going to cause. I promise now I'll behave in the comments ;) if not I'll refrain from posting :D

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Re: Lacklustre reporting.

Many Thanks for the response, it is greatly appreciated that you took to the time to let me know.

Personally I don't believe the reason given considering the number of stories on hardware not yet released e.g. Samsung S8 and Gear VR yesterday, Hololens still not out for a while, there is a plethora to choose from of stories about items not released.

Ah well, only tomorrow to wait then, I await with baited breath for the avalanche of stories in regards to high end computing affordability being cut in half.

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Lacklustre reporting.

In all honesty, Why is there not a single story about the AMD Ryzen launch from the Reg? I was looking forward to reading an article on it and going through the comments and gauging the feel of the community here at the reg.

They are cutting the price of computing in half and you don't have a word to say about it ?

Intel have been caught trying to speak to reviewers in seemingly underhand attempt before they review Ryzen.

AMD have performed the biggest turnaround of a failing tech company and nothing nada bumcus !!

What's with the Stony silence ????

Raspberry Pi gives us all new 'Pi Zero W' for its fifth birthday

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$ Why !!

Prisoners' 'innovative' anti-IMSI catcher defence was ... er, tinfoil

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Re: Ready for the down votes, but...

Agree about the coach, lets say I'm driving down the motorway and I cut up a coach and brake check them, I'm going to be really annoyed if it interrupts my phonecall !!!

Low-key Samsung: Psst. We've got new Galaxy tablets and new Gear VR

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Re: I would like a 10" Windows tablet...

probably going to have to wait for the Ryzen release then :)

Also why has the Reg been so quiet about Ryzen considering all the fanfare and boot quaking Intel are currently experiencing ?

*edit just searched not 1 hit on the Reg for "Ryzen" !?!?? Intel a major contributor by any chance ?

Oh UK. You won't switch mobile providers. And now look at you! £5.8bn you've lost

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Re: Reasons to stick

oh ....

umm thank you, sorry...

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Re: Reasons to stick

a PAC code, will allow you to take your mobile number from one provider to another, saving you and others the hassle of changing your number.

You call your phone company ask for a PAC code, go to new provider get a new contract, when it arrives apply the PAC code, your old number will go to the new sim card.

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Re: Goodbye Three

I was under the assumption EE is T-Mobile ??

Were you with Three or EE

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Re: Does it take into account

Most mobile companies do unlimited minutes to UK numbers from around £20pm (read below I didn't have this). this would remove that potential issue, but not knowing what you currently pay & get ... not sure if it helpful

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Not everybody you'll be pleased to hear.

After another £70 phonebill from vodafone for near on 20min of calls out of free min, normally I pay £16, I have told them to stick it and gone to Three, where they are happy to place caps on usage and warn you if your getting near your limit. blah blah you should keep an eye on your usage blah blah (windows phone).

Second time I have left vodafone due to bullshit like this, this time it is for good. It would cost them more to bribe me back than they would earn off me as a customer.

Google bellows bug news after Microsoft sails past fix deadline

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Re: Security is Job One at Microsoft

Many thanks for the correction :) But why on earth is that a bad rule / moral to live by !!!!

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Re: Security is Job One at Microsoft

Not sure who you are trying to remonstrate there, but all I can think of is that Google is the company that dropped the motto "do no evil" which to me speaks worlds about them.

'At least I can walk away with my dignity' – Streetmap founder after Google lawsuit loss

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My condolences.

Although not on the same scale, it felt like it at the time, I have gone up against insurance companies in the courts (without lawyers) and it is a horrifying scary endeavour, which just makes you want to bury your head in the sand on a daily basis.

I congratulate her for being able to stand up against what is wrong and I am sad justice has yet again been somewhat blind to honesty.

Connected car in the second-hand lot? Don't buy it if you're not hack-savvy

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Re: Factory reset - default passwords and security

Considering it is connecting over the net it should be assigning a new certificate to each device authorised to communicate with the car. and upon a factory reset, just remove all the certificates.

I cannot see why this is such a complex task ??

Who's behind the Kodi TV streaming stick crackdown?

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Re: Said it before, will say it again

@P Lee

Your quite right, I retract my previous statement, as you are unwilling/unable to receive or pay for broadband that will support streaming I now change my statement to "Tough Luck everybody this one dude can't get it so nobody can"

p.s. I'm not whining about the illegal systems, I think they are great !! I just want a legal version that I can pay for so artists writers film crews etc etc etc can get their money that they deserve.