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Turning the Tables On "Phone Tech Support" Scammers

advocate_one Re:Start Button ? (208 comments)

they were asking me what label was on the key next to the bottom left corner...

it may be a windows key on my keyboard... but it doesn't bring up anything when I hold it down and press 'r'... that throws them... they get quite angry as I keep telling them that nothing happens and there is no start menu either on the screen, just a stylised bird... and that when I do click that icon I don't see a control panel choice...

Running Lubuntu LTS with LXDE...

3 days ago
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Top EU Court: Libraries Can Digitize Books Without Publishers' Permission

advocate_one Re:Not all libraries let you check out books (101 comments)

digital also means you can quickly search those old newspapers as well if they get indexed... something you cannot do with paper or microfilm/microfiche...

3 days ago
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Microsoft Paid NFL $400 Million To Use Surface, But Announcers Call Them iPads

advocate_one things are bad enough... (401 comments)

whe you have to pay people to plug your product over a superior one...

4 days ago
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Munich Reverses Course, May Ditch Linux For Microsoft

advocate_one Re:Document formats... (579 comments)

and is still stuffed to the gills with undocumented binary blobs...

about a month ago
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Watch a Cat Video, Get Hacked: the Death of Clear-Text

advocate_one Re:https is useless (166 comments)

"browser vendors will revoke their roots."

Oh come on who are these "browser vendors"? Microsoft (definitely in the NSA's pocket), Apple, yup owned... Google? definitely owned as well... Mozilla? one is also left wondering about them as well... Opera?

at least with Firefox, we have source code...

about a month ago
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Knocking Down the Great Firewall of China

advocate_one Re:Am I missing something here? (167 comments)

can I use this to access content my BRITISH ISP has had to block because of court orders from American media companies?

about a month ago
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UK Police Won't Comment On The Tracking of People's Phone Calls

advocate_one Re:It's not extra-judicial (52 comments)

deliberately kept underfunded, understaffed and their terms of reference are defined so tightly that they cannot actually do anything...

about a month ago
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Least Secure Cars Revealed At Black Hat

advocate_one Re:Bullshit. (140 comments)

one of these days, there'll be an antenna which you won't know about, the visible one being a dummy... easiest way to hide the antenna would be to put it behind a plastic body panel.

about a month ago
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New Raspberry Pi Model B+

advocate_one Re:Does it have audio in yet? (202 comments)

and when they start only shipping model B+ variants out?

I'm just slightly miffed that I'd only just ordered two model Bs a fortnight ago...

about a month ago
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New Raspberry Pi Model B+

advocate_one Re:Does it have audio in yet? (202 comments)

the Wolfson Audio Card is NOT compatible with the new modle B+ as it chashes with the new USB ports

about 2 months ago
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A Skeptical View of Israel's Iron Dome Rocket Defense System

advocate_one Re:Subject bait (379 comments)

Mod parent back up please... it doesn't deserve this stupid low rating

about 2 months ago
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Avast Buys 20 Used Phones, Recovers 40,000 Deleted Photos

advocate_one Re:Garbage In (231 comments)

correct, if it's part of the manufacturer's feature set, then it's not possible to remove it, BUT, you can disable it after having removed all updates to it. Had to do that with my Sony Xperia... came with facebook and other social media rubbish... Some could be deleted, but the rest had to be disabled from starting up but still take up space.

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Backs Open Source For the Internet of Things

advocate_one Patents? (136 comments)

What's happening with any patents that Microsoft raises on this tech? Will they be truly open patents free to implement in open source products that are freely redistributable? The article makes no mention of this.

how many bleepin' minutes do you have to wait between posting these days?

about 2 months ago
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Microsoft Backs Open Source For the Internet of Things

advocate_one Re:Uniform standards create new markets (136 comments)

Fax machines only really took off in the UK when our Royal Mail went on strike and businesses discovered they could fax documents to each other and the signatures on them could be considered valid...

about 2 months ago
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America 'Has Become a War Zone'

advocate_one Re:SHeriff Michael Gayer (875 comments)

Violence has been trending down for decades. This dumb ass just get a hard on with driving around in the military vehicle.

Percisely... you can tell from the photo that he's lovin' it... that buzz cut and the shades...

about 3 months ago
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New Valve Prototype VR Headset Shows Up At VR Meetup In Boston

advocate_one Re:DOA (41 comments)

needs the right "adaptors" as well... teledildonics, the next big thing :)

about 3 months ago
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New Valve Prototype VR Headset Shows Up At VR Meetup In Boston

advocate_one Re:Inside-Out Tracking (41 comments)

well considering I just ordered myself a 3-axis gyro with 3 axis accelerometer (6DOF) module for a mere £2.88... quite a few especially as buying in bulk like they can would achieve even deeper discounts...

about 3 months ago

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