* Posts by William Donelson

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Tim Cook: I'll give just a THIRD of what Gates gave to charity last year

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He's giving everything to charity (minus a pittance for his nephew) and you STILL FIND ways to complain.

Shame on you, Reg.

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Millions of voters are missing: It’s another #GovtDigiShambles

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Voter Suppression; Taking lessons from Repuglicans in the USA

I see conservatives here in the UK are happy to set up Voter Suppression that benefits the Tory Party.

Treason, really.

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Mature mainframe madness prints Mandlebrot fractal in TWELVE MINUTES

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First truly multi-media computer system in the world:

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

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Fanbois: We paid $2000 for full satisfaction but now we have SPREADING STAINS

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WTF?

My wife's iPhone had this, but I found she was using window cleaner on it. She also complained the touch screen was not working.

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Blighty's 12-sided quid to feature schoolboy's posterior

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Does the designer get a royalty? It's a nice design, he should get 1p per thousand coins minted, or some such.

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RIP Sir Terry Pratchett: Discworld author finally gets to meet DEATH

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Unhappy

:(

... and Dick Cheney lives on. Truly this world is f'cked.

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UK call centre linked to ‘millions’ of nuisance robo-calls raided by ICO

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Mushroom

A valid use of nuclear weapons.

Radiation poisoning for the lot of them.

ALSO, they were selling this on BEHALF of paying clients. Put those CLIENTS in jail too.

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Minecraft debuts new block – one that blocks Java crapware, that is

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Fugly

Fugly ugly omg.

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Quantum computers have failed. So now for the science

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Awesome brain expansion here. Wow. Thank you!

Awesome brain expansion here. Wow. Thank you!

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UK.gov in pre-election 'Google tax' blitz against internet firms

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Act Now: Must have votes from Plebs. They will forget later, anyway

Conservative crap.

Act Now: Must have votes from Plebs. They will forget later, anyway

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Upper house of Parliament joins the drone debate

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The real question...

What is the "payload" of drones now? What will it be in 5 years? That's right. It's going to happen sooner or later :(

Perhaps a ban on drones larger than X size? Perhaps a limit on the payload capacity?

Personally, I don't want to be in the group that finds out the hard way.

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Apple: We could expose our WHOPPING 12 INCH iPad - but it's not real

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It's a con!

Come on, don't you all realise that this giant pad is just a stalking horse to keep others (Microsoft) investing into laptop-sized screens without keyboards?

Holy crap the 9.7" is plenty big, just hold it a few inches closer, which is what "shop staff" do already. And who wants to man- or woman-handle these big things around, anyway?

Apple are quietly laughing at all the bozos dancing around this idea.

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'Fry-OS 8' iPhone BLEW UP MY PANTS wails roasted Johnson

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Re: Shock news!

"Don't worry. The lowly paid intern responsible for churning out the canned statements will be summarily defenestrated for their transgression."

I am always amazed that we have an actual word for "throwing someone out a window"...

°͜°

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The BBC wants to slap a TAX on EVERYONE in BLIGHTY

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Before John Birt...

... the BBC were seen around the world as the Crown Jewels of British culture. Admired and respected everywhere. Authoritative, independent, literate, creative.

But Birt's conservative-agenda dismantling of the BBC in the late 1980s was a travesty, from which the BBC never recovered.

I agree that a strong, vibrant, independent BBC is great for Britain. I love this country (been here since 1985) and greatly admire so much of it's culture and personality.

To set up a separate tax/fee collection system, beyond what we have now, or to have the central government pay fees from general taxation to the BBC is not the answer. But I do believe that all adults in the UK must pay something, on a per person basis.

This might be by a screen-tax upon purchase, or a yearly fee (possibly with monthly instalments), or managed by local councils.

The BBC has the potential to be an even larger part of the rich culture that makes Britian, British, and I would love to see that expanded and strengthened.

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NASA upgrades Rosetta, Voyager and moon landing tracker

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There was a great movie "The Dish" about this facility and the first moon landing.

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RIP Leonard Nimoy: He lived long and prospered

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As Nimoy and Spock remind us:

“The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few”

R.I.P. old friend.

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Intel, Apple and Cisco crossed off Chinese Gov's kit list

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Wake up, investors in China...

... once each industry is strong enough, and have learned as much as they can or can steal from the western companies, they are going to kick the "round eyes" out of China.

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Finally, a decent use for big data: Weeding out crooked City traders

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Stop

I have a dream: BANKERS in PRISON.

Small time crooks can go to prison for years. Big bankers who steal millions or even billions are often just fined, which their customers eventually pay. The only way to stop these criminals is Prosecution and PRISON terms.

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AMD's new Carrizo: The x86 notebook processor that thinks it's a GPU

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Awesome!

A truly amazing achievement. Good luck to you AMD !

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A billion things are already on the IoT: Verizon

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And only 60% of those are broken

And only 60% of those are broken

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FCC Republicans slam brakes on net neutrality, but this wagon ain't slowing

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Republican poodles: "We're against it because we're PAID to be against it"

Republican poodles: "We're against it because we're PAID to be against it"

So, Repuglican business as usual, money rules, not citizens.

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'Giving geo-engineering to this US govt is like giving a CHILD a LOADED GUN'

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What I don't get is why people in Florida still vote Republican...

What I don't get is why people in Florida still vote Republican...

see graphic:

http://gyazo.com/dcd233859a1465791cf1c7128eb79756

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Jupiter Ascending – a literally laughable train wreck of a film

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When "camp" fails, it's not pretty.

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FCC chair refuses to make net neutrality rules public before approval

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Republicans: Hey, tell us your plans so we can sink them.

Republicans: Hey, tell us your plans so we can sink them.

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'Ruskie' malware pwns iOS 7

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By definition, JAIL BROKEN iOS is NOT iOS!

By definition, JAIL BROKEN iOS is NOT iOS!

One of the main features of iOS is superior security. There are NO apps I have ever needed which require jailbreaking my iPhone.

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UK boffins DOUBLE distance of fiber data: London to New York WITHOUT a repeater

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Awesome!

Amazing work!

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SPITTLE SPATTER as America weighs into FCC net neut shoutgasm

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Lack of competition

The lack of competition in most communities in the USA is depressing. You have poor service, kicked off often, at very high prices.

Typical American corporations: Crushing their customers and bleeding them dry.

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Forget Norks, Russian hackers are in Sony Pictures' servers – claim

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Claims and counter-claims. Disinformation abounds. The Register should know better.

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Tom Wheeler flings off dressing gown, dons gloves for net neutrality RUMBLE

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"...no last-mile unbundling."

OUCH. That is where the best competition lies.

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RSA boss packs his fishing rod and heads for the hills

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Ron Rivest was my bachelor's thesis advisor years ago, and I remember him working on the algorithm on a blackboard while I waited to meet with him.

Pure genius!

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Enough is ENOUGH: It's time to flush Flash back to where it came from – Hell

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Flash has *always* been a CPU pig...

Macromedia screwed it up royally, Adobe made it worse.

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Google, Amazon 'n' pals fork out for AdBlock Plus 'unblock' – report

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Buh Bye

"Eyeo GmbH, the German startup behind Adblock Plus, said it did not wish to comment."

Take the cash and run. You soon won't have anything left!

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Super-cookie crumbles: Verizon vows to 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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