* Posts by William Donelson

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Super-cookie crumbles: Verizon will kill off hated zombie stalkers

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Verizon will kill off hated zombie stalkers...

... but ONLY after being caught, sick b'stards.

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Does your mate send smut vids on Facebook? 1. That's a bit weird. 2. It may be malware

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Why would anyone use Windows these days...

100,000 new malwares per day.

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Does Big Tech hire white boys ahead of more skilled black people and/or women?

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Re: Just wait until YOU are classed as TOO SKILLED (read: too old)

I spent 2.5 years applying to jobs, and was 55 when I started.

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Just wait until YOU are classed as TOO SKILLED (read: too old)

Ten years at MIT, BS and MS in engineering and computer graphics, award-winning work... just featured in Wired.com --

http://www.wired.com/2015/01/tech-time-warp-week-1977-tablet-computer-took-entire-room/

After two and a half years of job search, 66 applications to various companies (in the UK) I was offered 0 (zero) interviews.

I even cut the dates of my degrees out of my CV, but still "too qualified".

This *WILL* happen to you.

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Charles Townes, inventor of the laser and friend to both science and religion, dies

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An astounding inventor and dreamer

R.I.P.

"A light that does not exist in nature"

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Bill Gates – I WISH I was like Zuck and spoke Chinese. Yep, I drink poo

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WOW, what a snide article

Grow up

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FTC to Internet of Stuff: Security, motherf****r, do you speak it?

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Reminds me of the episode of Big Bang where Howard uses the robot hand to .... well, you know.

Insane really.

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Secret Service on alert after drone CRASHES into White House

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Drone delivery of nasty stuff....

Will the gov have to construct glass bubbles?

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Thailand: 'The nail that sticks up gets hammered down'

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"The proud nail is hammered down"

- an old Japanese saying.

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Top US privacy bod: EU should STOP appeasing whiny consumers

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MUST appease whiny corporations instead.

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FCC Commissioner argues for delaying February net neutrality ruling

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America, land of shared monopolies and infinite corporate greed

Thank god Obama has a veto.

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FORCE Apple to support BlackBerry hardware, demands John Chen

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He thinks we are fools...

Gee, I can't sell my app-less phones. Let's have the government force you to buy them.

Idiot.

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LEAKED: Samsung's iPHONE 6 KILLER... the Samsung Galaxy S6

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Samsung makes Great hardware, but ...

It's the software, stupid. Apple iOS beats the Android mess by miles.

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Siri? Are you seeing another man?

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"Jailbroken device" ....

Don't waste our time with crap like this.

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REGARD our TINY but POWERFUL LASER, suitable for very SMALL sharks

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MASERs have been around for 50+ years, and BEFORE Lasers!

A maser (/ˈmeɪzər/) is a device that produces coherent electromagnetic waves through amplification by stimulated emission. The word "maser" is derived from the acronym MASER: "microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation".

So either these guys are ignorant, or I have misunderstood.

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Acer Chromebook 13: The best Googletop on the market?

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"The best Googletop on the market?"

You mean like "The best 3-wheel car on the market?"

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Windows 7 MARKED for DEATH by Microsoft as of NOW

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Try Rollout to 300,000 employees...

That's crazy. I have clients with 100,000+ employees and they are still rolling out Windows 7. It takes huge amounts of time to do that.

Insane MS.

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US watchdog boss pencils in net neutrality February showdown – report

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"Regardless of what Wheeler and the FCC ultimately decide on doing with net neutrality, someone will no doubt be walking away disappointed."

- walking away to years in court...

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Huawei? Apple and Samsung's worst nightmare, pal

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It's the SOFTWARE, stupid. And Android is just a commodity.

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Prez Obama slaps sanctions on Norks in payback for Sony hack

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Norks "Act of War"

6/27/2014 3:47am PDT

SEOUL — North Korea has officially condemned The Interview, calling James Franco and Seth Rogen film's plot about a mission to assassinate Kim Jong Un "AN ACT OF WAR."

To say that the Norks are not responsible, directly or indirectly, is not credible.

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'Apple of China' Xiaomi: Yep, we HAVE just bagged $1.1 BEELLION

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No discussion of profit here

No discussion of profit here

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The Shock of the New: The Register redesign update 4

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Still not compact enough. Too much scrolling. TONS of white space can be removed and end up with better readability etc. Go to four columns.

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Feds finger Norks in Sony hack, Obama asks: HOW DO YOU SOLVE A PROBLEM LIKE KOREA?

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Cut off their internet: problem solved.

Cut all internet cables to N Korea. Problem solved.

Remember: When the movie was first announced, N Korea declared it an act of war and promised revenge.

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T-Mobile US to refund $90m for bogus charges: Un-Carrier to Un-Crammer

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Prison for the scubmags

Prison is the only thing banks and corporations understand any more. Fines are just passed on to customers.

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Terror bomb victims demanding Iran's .ir will appeal US ruling

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Given that Cheney et al lied about Iraq, used torture etc, caving in to this might see US domains taken.

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FCC says taxpayer-bankrolled bumpkin broadband must be at least 10Mbps

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God forbid any bumpkin members of Parliament should have to live with slow broadband. Typical solution: Screw the Taxpayers.

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Sony Pictures email hack: The bitter 'piracy war' between Google and Hollywood laid bare

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Re: Search for "torrents"

All of these blocked by Sky.

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The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies – Thin plot, great CGI effects

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Totally agree with this review. Saw it yesterday, and even at a senior discount, it was a waste of money mostly. Dull. I fell asleep several times during the battle scenes. I am not, not, not a fan of long battle scenes, especially those like in the Superman movie (back and forth for 25 hours, it seems). Give this one a miss.

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Bernie Madoff's coders jailed for role in $65bn ponzi scheme fiasco

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Only in jail because they stole from the RICH.

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Confused about 5G? So are we, say carriers

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1 - 10 Gbps

At those data rates, what about signal penetration?

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USB Forum submits itself to electrical probing

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USB 3 is a disaster - WiFi and other wireless interference is awful

Even Intel says so:

Goodbye WiFi and wireless devices if you try to use USB3 -- Intel's OWN report here -- http://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/io/universal-serial-bus/usb3-frequency-interference-paper.html

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Did North Korean hackers nobble Sony Pictures?

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Wow, what a turkey of a movie!

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Apple surges in on the BYOD wave

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An interesting and thoughtful article. More like this would be appreciated.

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Telcos spaff $36bn on gobbling Uncle Sam's radio frequencies for beefier cell coverage

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Re: Interesting concept this...

Keep in mind "the government" does very little of this, it hires the work out to the corrupt private sector.

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iPhone sales set to PLUMMET: Bleak times ahead for Apple

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"The iPhablet will shift just as half as many units as its normal-sized cousin, the analyst indicated."

i.e. *only* 75 million units in 2 quarters. Eat your heart out, Samsung.

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Reuse the Force, Luke: SpaceX's Elon Musk reveals X-WING designs

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Sharing this URL on Facebook leaves a totally stupid picture of a comedian. Sharing articles from El Reg often does this. You can do better, Reg.

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Broadband sellers in the UK are UP TO no good, says Which?

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Same as it ever was.

You are a cow to be milked, nothing more.

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DEATH fails to end mobile contract: Widow forced to take HUBBY's ASHES into shop

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FAIL

You are just a number, to be bled for corporate profit.

Sick.

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Amazon hiring drone flight ops engineer in Cambridge, UK

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HAhahahahahah. This is going to be a complete mess.

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Net neutrality, Obama, FCC, Title II:Your ESSENTIAL guide to WTF is happening

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United States of Corporate America

One nation, under corrupt politicians, with liberty and justice for corporations alone.

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We must SMASH the Democratic Deadlock with MINDFUL EVIDENCE

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Is this sarcasm?

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Hide your Macs, iPhones and iPads: WireLurker nasty 'heralds new era'

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Jeez, from the headline of this article you'd think we all go to illegal 3rd part apps stores IN CHINA.

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SHOW ME THE MONEY! Ballmer on Amazon: 'They're not a real biz, they make NO cash'

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How Ballmer completely wrecked Microsoft: http://www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2012/07/microsoft-downfall-emails-steve-ballmer

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UK.gov pushes for SWIFT ACTION against nuisance calls, threatens £500k fines

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Re: It's not calls from the UK that are the problem

Yes I block unidentified calls as well, but still get spam calls from Spoofed phone numbers that are not real numbers.

I talked to a BT guy and he told me that even BT itself gets spam calls in it's own offices.

My friends in the USA have had (for 20 years now) automated Call Screener. it answers the phone with a recorded voice and asks your business or name. It then announces this from the phone (adjustable volume) and you can pick up if you want.

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In the next four weeks, 100 people will decide the future of the web

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Committees

A committee is an animal with four back legs.

~John le Carré, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

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Are there sounds on Mars? NASA launches audio athenaeum

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Awesome, thanks!

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Redmond top man Satya Nadella: 'Microsoft LOVES Linux'

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Microsoft's new business plan:

"Let's say everything we can think of, and see what people like"

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China is ALREADY spying on Apple iCloud users, claims watchdog

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"China is already spying on Apple iCloud users (and every other goddam communication form), watchdog claims"

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Whisper tracks its users. So we tracked down its LA office. This is what happened next

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A very very good lesson in how to ruin your investors' investments.

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iPhone 6 shunned by fanbois in Apple's GREAT FAIL of CHINA

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With 20 million pre-ordered, who needs to wait in line?

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