* Posts by luminous

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WWE star's swiped sex snaps survey spam snares selfie sickos

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Yes, but it would not have helped in this case since she had her device stolen. Yes she is a fool for keeping the content on a device she was carrying around or left out but unfortunately we cannot blame the idiots who upload their nudes to the cloud in this particular case.

Nothing wrong with having your own sex tapes I suppose... it's your life. But keep them on an external drive locked in a safe.

Mysterious Gmail account lockouts prompt hack fears

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Re: "very security conscious"

Was thinking along the same lines but giving him the benefit of the doubt. Surely that is not his primary email account.

You can't use Google Webmaster Tools and some of their other services without a Google account. So we are pretty much forced to have a Gmail account. Putting anything else into it of importance is lazy, but there is no real choice in the matter if you use their services for yourself or on behalf of your clients.

Huge if true: iPhone 8 will feature 3D selfies, rodent defibrillator

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Mac Pro 2?

You left out all the wild rumours flying around about the next generation mac pro. Interesting if true and I definitely want one.

US visitors must hand over Twitter, Facebook handles by law – newbie Rep starts ball rolling

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Re: But

It involves a soundproof room with no windows, padded walls, rubber globes, lube, a wooden stool and pain....

I don't have any either... but it's impossible to prove otherwise.

Kids these days will never understand the value of money

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Re: Do you want your receipt?...

I'm sure there are many that find the question strange but for me, I have no interest in receipts for personal purchases. For example I go to a deli and buy some meats. The receipt is useless to me. It's a specialised deli so I would not have a problem in another shop with them thinking I bought it there. It's a cash transaction; the receipt is a waste of paper hence bad for the environment as I will just throw it away. Honestly it's the same for me at supermarkets.

Unless I have to (overseas online payment), or it's significantly easier (online flight ticket), I will avoid purchases with any of my cards. I prefer to take out cash. If you are just swiping your phone, the concept of giving over money is lowered. When I go to the ATM, I think about how much my balance is, how much I think I want to spend on the purchase(s) I will make. This makes me question the value of things more than if I was going to pay say via card or phone.

Interestingly, yesterday I went to the department store to buy some new chinos and all this year's lines, on all the brands, have lost the little pocket that I would use for coins. It does seem that society as a whole is going cashless. I don't really resent other's choice to go cashless, but I do resent there not being choice, and the sheep mentality society seems to have now.

Samsung's Chromebook Pro: Overpriced vanilla PC with a stylus. 'Wow'

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Ok I'll bite...

Unless you are using an ad blocker, you get ads from google all the time. And they are targeted to you according to your browsing, other sites you visit, all the other things you do on your google devices. So you may say, well I'm a pretty boy and I don't do anything wrong so I've got nothing to worry about. We all have private lives and we shouldn't put up with big corporations or governments spying on us. Or would you prefer that everyone's life is open all the time and big brother is recording exactly what you are doing all the time? This principal is what gets a lot of us, even if we don't experience an actual embarrassment over leak of data. We don't want to live in the matrix.

And you may disagree with the above... that's fine. You don't care that your data is being slurped and spied on by other people. But there are other consequences that will effect you daily. It's called bubbling and this is mainly what google's slurping is for. Ever wondered why a friend's search results for the same string are different? Google shows you the results they "think" you want to see. This is really dangerous and dividing, and very very wrong. We've seen major consequences of this last year and I guess it will only get worse.

Chrome 56 quietly added Bluetooth snitch API

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Good grief you live in a bubble then. You've never heard of the site years ago called pleaserobme.com - took facebook posts of idiots boasting about their new massive tv then going on holiday for 2 weeks. They got robbed. It happened so frequently that insurers updated their policies to exempt them if the insured person made such posts.

And I guess you've never heard of identity theft either? Or someone not getting a job or something because of a stupid post online.

You can still be online and keep most things private. It's about the choices you make.

WordPress fixed god-mode zero day without disclosing the problem

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Re: So...

Look, originally it was not intended as a CMS but there are millions of websites that use it as a CMS. Sorry, but that now makes it a CMS. Look at all the plugins and themes that are available that are nothing to do with blogging.

Concrete5 looks interesting but way too much in its infancy on first glance.

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Re: So...

What CMS would you recommend instead?

SporeStack: Disposable, anonymous servers, via Bitcoin and Python

luminous

No SSL in 2017... oh deary me...

Oi, Mint 18.1! KEEP UP! Ubuntu LTS love breeds a laggard

luminous

Re: Perfect If they fix the scrollbars

Depends on your screen size I suppose, but on a 22 inch monitor, the size of the scrollbar is far less important than the ability to scroll at ease down a very very long page or file.

I thought Linux was meant to cater for all, and you could change a setting for most things even if it is clunky in the command line for people not familiar with doing it that way. How hard can it be to have a setting in the preferences to use minimal or normal scrollbars? There are many themes/ templates etc for websites that do this.

I've yet to see a nice UI for Linux, although I haven't tried many flavours. Then again, the programmers I know who use Linux don't care about the look of the UI at all.

Maps and alarm clocks best thing about mobes, say normies

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I can't ever take the majority of these surveys seriously considering that they are only asking 0.003% of the population. Is it really that hard to poll more than 2000 people? Surely you can do this online rather than calling them all? Even facebook (shudders) has polls now.

Fake History Alert: Sorry BBC, but Apple really did invent the iPhone

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FAIL

Impartiality

Calls out someone for not being impartial... then refers to searching the internet by using "Google" as a verb...

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FAIL

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Calls out someone for not being impartial then refers to searching the internet by using Google as a verb....

Who's in Peter's file? Moneybags Thiel hits up Silicon Valley brains to join his Trump think tank

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Has Thiel not been "cured" by Pence yet?

Firefox hits version 50

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Statcounter gets stats from people who don't care if they are being followed around the web. Which basically means any Chrome user.

Reg - can you release sample month stats on browser usage? Being as your audience is rather niche it would be very interesting to see compared to the general stat reports.

Microsoft: We're hiking UK cloud prices 22%. Stop whining – it's the Brexit

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Can you tell me a DTP program for Windows that doesn't pixelate screenshots when you embed them in a word document? LibreOffice pixelated them so badly that they were unreadable. I signed up for Office 365 on the spot so I could deliver to my client.

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