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Are you a gun owner? Let us in OR ELSE, say Blighty's top cops

HKmk23

Ahhh....the freedom (or rather the loss of it)

The 1903 Pistols Act was the first, followed by the 1920 Firearms Act which was implemented simply because the powers that be were worried about another Bolshevik revolution in the UK after WW1 broke the class boundaries.

Since then the UK governments aim has been to remove all possible power from the people whenever possible.

Dunblane was a terrible act carried out by a certifiable psychiatric case whom the local police, the Strathclyde senior police officer all knew about but did nothing, That is why the senior officer in Strathclyde resigned. All in all a shameful episode mismanaged by the police.

Unannounced visits by police are what I would expect anywhere, quite frankly I have no objection.

I have previously held a FAC in the UK and currently hold the equivalent where I live in France (I still shoot full bore pistol).

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Want a more fuel efficient car? Then redesign it – here's how

HKmk23

A light foot and wheel geometry works wonders

Excellent article, may I add that making sure the wheels run free (you would be surprised have many cars run around with brakes binding just a little...), Also ensure that the wheels are running in a straight line on the straight and that the geometry is equal on the curves, correct tyre pressures also.

I get 25mpg from my 5litre V10 Touareg at 130kph and that weighs 2.85 tonnes!

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Apple's new iPADS have begun the WAR that will OVERTURN the NETWORK WORLD

HKmk23

You can fool some of the people some of the time....but not all the people all the time!

I have Apple shares, an Ipad2 an Iphone4 and several "retired" Iphone3's, a mini Mac.

So I am not anti Apple, but I have been using a Samsung S3mini and recently a Duo and I will not go back to using an Iphone again unless they do a deal with Google to offer an android build.....

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New EU digi-commish struggles with concepts of net neutrality

HKmk23

So I.T. or digital commissioner is not considered important.........typical!

In a leaked diplomatic cable from the United States embassy cable entitled "Lame Duck German Governor Kicked Upstairs as New Energy Commissioner in Brussels," Deputy Chief of Mission in Germany, Greg Delawie notes that

"Chancellor Angela Merkel nominated Baden-Wuerttemberg (BW) Minister President Guenther Oettinger as EU Energy Commissioner primarily to remove an unloved lame duck from an important CDU bastion.

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Jony Ive: Apple iWatch will SCREW UP Switzerland's economy

HKmk23

Absolutely spot on article

Quote "Another way of putting the same thing would be to say that a Rolex isn't just a watch: it's a statement that you've got $10,000 to blow on a bracelet. "

Quite honestly people who buy a Rolex are simply not going to buy a piece of plastic tat no matter who makes it!

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The internet just BROKE under its own weight – we explain how

HKmk23

Cloud computing......I don't think so

What did they expect.....?

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Whoops, my cloud's just gone titsup. Now what?

HKmk23

Head in the clouds....

Anyone who puts critical data/performance needs into someone else's basket will get what they deserve eventually - nothing!

Bean-counters latest version of Citrix el al.....

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Microsoft KILLS Windows 8.1 Update 2 and Patch Tuesday

HKmk23

So Tuesday's will now be known as.........

Screw up Tuesday. No... I do not use W8 but MS's "W7 updates" forced me to image my pc every day so when the "updates" were installed I could repair the damage quickly and easily.

Yes, I know I can choose to download or install or not, but until they are installed you do not know if they are harmless or not.........

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iOS services intended solely for diagnostics: 'I don’t buy it for a minute'

HKmk23

Oh come on

Our beloved boys in blue have not upped the bar since they hid in hedges to catch speeding motorists with stop watches.....

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iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms

HKmk23

One does not replace the Rolls every year!

Neither the Ipad it seems. Apple are hoist by their own petard here, when you buy something manufactured so well, there really is no need to replace it every year, especially when the manufacturer replaces the engine and re-upholsters it on a regular basis!

Now those cheap and cheerful phones with almost no upgrades (Android are you listening?) have become a disposable item.......!

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French telco takes on US rival Netflix... with whose dongle?

HKmk23
Unhappy

One word - bandwidth.

I actually live in France. Lovely country, but as a France Telecom customer (now Orange) until they improve our internet connection to more than the 2meg over copper) we have now, all this is irrelevant.

No doubt the Elysee Palace has fibre but when I asked our local FT tech guy when we might expect fibre he said "he did not have a clue, it was not even in the plan for at least the next two years......"

I have also a seperate Tooway (up/down) satellite connection that gives me 10meg down and 5meg up but with a 10GB monthly limit it will not go far with movies......

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Help us out readers: How would you sniff and store network traffic?

HKmk23

Over engineering? Perhaps a low tech solution?

While there are some excellent suggestions above which will fulfill your requirement, as you do not state the reason for need I would suggest a simple keylogger on each machine will enable you to analyse traffic to your hearts content.

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Facebook pays half a billion dollars for firm that slaps ads on videos

HKmk23

Ah, but........

You are forgetting that the average F@ckbook addict has not got a life as such and so will regard the adverts as a). educational. b). truthful. c). informative.

When your IQ is in the low 70's you need to show pictures of what you ate/drank/saw every half hour to prove to your self that you are alive.

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Royal Navy parks 470 double-decker buses on Queen Elizabeth

HKmk23

But of course when you fill the busses with concrete...

Like the concrete they have had to put in the front of the Eurofighter instead of a cannon.....

They will be known as .....Blunderbusses..........

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The truth on the Navy carrier debacle? Industry got away with murder

HKmk23

Re: Why the love for all the US aircraft?

Serious query, does the Eurofighter now have a working cannon in the front? Or is the piece of concrete they put in it to maintain the balance still in use when they found out that the recoil from the proposed cannon "stopped" the aircraft dead in the air?

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Google starts selling Glass to Brits – for £1,000 a pop

HKmk23

Still only seen one real life potential use

As a shoot around corner system for a suitably equipped gun.

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Today's get-rich-quick scheme: Build your own bank

HKmk23

And you would

really trust the Bank of England.......................?

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What data recovery software would you suggest?

HKmk23

Proof of the pudding...

I have successfully used Active Disk Image software from LSoft Technologies. What I like is that you can either restore the whole disk image or selectively restore single files from the image! What more could you want? I use a laptop with an SSD drive as drive C: this backs up the current image to another SSD in the DVD bay as drive E: for speed and each evening drive E: is backed up to a USB3 750GB WD Black 2.5" caddy drive. All saved data is stored on separate NAS drives. Drive C: only contains todays data clips and notes until sorted. 55GB from C: takes 7minutes to save and 12 minutes to restore, the USB has the oldest image deleted after 7 days. Once you have lost all your data and files you too can be as paranoid as me about backups!. Good luck.

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Autodesk CEO: '3D printing has been way overhyped'

HKmk23

Another shot in the foot methinks....

I seem to remember a head honcho at IBM saying something like..."there probably will only be room for four or five computers in the whole world" or words similar. My thoughts are if you have any shares in Autodesk, sell quick and sell now before they follow Kodak into Chapter 11.........

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Cloud computing is FAIL and here’s why

HKmk23

Head in the clouds

Cloud computing is another bean counters scam to provide the users with dumb terminals. You all know the two major companies who advocate dumb terminals....well, they are at it again.

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Firefox, is that you? Version 29 looks rather like a certain shiny rival

HKmk23

Build ver 29 is just

Plain wonderful, fully customizable, fast and clean.

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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS: Great changes, but sssh don't mention the...

HKmk23

Nice......But

Slick, but no Visio or equivalent and it would not read Word files...... I assume that all the other Windows programmes (Owl, Cumulus, Evernote, etc) simply will not run either. The guy's responsible for Ubuntu have obviously worked very hard on this, but until and unless they make it more "windows" (Microsoft programmes) friendly/compatible I just cannot see it being a windows replacement (which would be nice). I'll just keep on waiting and hoping....

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Who fancies a billion-quid bonanza? Just flog the Home Office some shiny walkie-talkies

HKmk23

Easy-peasy

Satellite phones all round

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Bono bests Bezos in Fortune's 'World's 50 Greatest Leaders' list

HKmk23

WTF...............

List of a liberal politically correct pinky........

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Backdoor snoops can access files on your Samsung phone via the cell network – claim

HKmk23

ROE (Rules of Engagement)

Do not use any radio device to pass or receive important data or information.

Do not allow any critical computer system to be connected to the internet.

Oh so simple really.

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Cellular desperation in France drives not one, but two SFR offers

HKmk23

There is no real translation for the word bargain in France

I do not know what the rest of the world is doing but here in France mobile is a bad joke....an expensive bad joke as far as data is concerned.

I use Leclerc mobile pay as you go because if you do not use your credit they only take €1-50 per month, while the other providers just give you just 30 days to use your credit! In other words..use it or lose it!

Price competition in France is illegal.....to have a sale you have to get permission from the town hall and before you can advertise your "cut price" the town hall has to notify in writing all your local competitors of your forthcoming sale so they can match you........

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Woman claims she was assaulted in Google Glass 'HATE CRIME'

HKmk23

Esteemed Daily Mail

Only people with an IQ of 60 or below read that....and none of those would even know how to spell esteemed......

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MtGox has VANISHED. So where have all the Bitcoins gone?

HKmk23

There's always another mug....

In Totnes, Devon, UK they started their own currency in Acorns......but then of course they wore different coloured shoes on each foot as well!

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French youth faces court for illegal drone flight

HKmk23

What a sad lot of bstrds you lot are.

This 18 year old has produced something that makes the BBC look like the bumbling amateurs they are. Anyway if ever sees this I congratulate him, well done.

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John McAfee declares war on Android

HKmk23

Oop's

Does John know about http://www.cognizant.com/ ? They might be a little upset over the name....the idea of the software is great though, I do like android devices, but I worry about what is going on when my back is turned......

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James Dyson plans ROBOT ARMY to take over the world

HKmk23

Ha ha ha

Irrespective of Dyson, we cannot even produce decent voice recognition software..........eg; Master to robot "shut the door" robots reply "Yes sir, I will shoot the poor immediately"....................

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Australia puts 300 sharks on Twitter

HKmk23

Am I missing something?

So I am happily swimming in the sea and a shark comes in, it Tweets that it is coming for a meal......Oh sh#t, I left my mobile on the beach as it not one of these new waterproof ones......

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Apple won't bag HUMUNGOUS 4G deal... 'cos China HATES plastic iPhone 5C – analyst

HKmk23

Another Journo who did not buy any Apple shares then.......

I am surprised the inaccuracy of this copy altogether, is there no editor to this publication?

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Universal Credit: £40 MILLION and counting's been spaffed up the wall on useless IT gear

HKmk23

Government IT....a real example of an oxymoron.

I would suggest perhaps government IT, is a real example of the bewildered being led by the blind. I have now probably offended any number of politically correct jobs worths.

I have been there and wept. While you still have civil servants being manipulated (and that is the correct word) by avaricious and unscrupulous IT vendors then real IT guy's are put in the same position as the poor bugger who tried to point out that the Emperor in fact had no clothes on at all....rather than the new suit everyone was admiring.

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Bank of America: Bitcoin could become THE currency of e-commerce

HKmk23

Trading right now at US$712 and going down.....

South Sea Bubble.......Dot Com Bubble.......Bit Coin Bubble......or Big Con..........

I'll stick to offshore banks, thank you.

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Radio amateurs fret over G.fast interference

HKmk23
Mushroom

Ah, well back to the drawing board

It's about time to design a working portable EMP gun then?

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On the matter of shooting down Amazon delivery drones with shotguns

HKmk23

In a light hearted vein

I would suggest that an SP12 shotgun with a flechette round (12 or 24 steel mini arrows) - SP 12 automatic shotgun (self loading) has 20 round drum magazine. So 480 steel mini bolts in the air in five seconds ought to fetch down said drone.........what state the retrieved goodies would be in is another matter altogether.

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What's wrong with Britain's computer scientists?

HKmk23

The problem lies in the school's

By the time the teachers themselves have learned how to do it, it is out of date anyway.........you cannot teach intuitive brilliance or programming......either you have got it or you have not!

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Meet the man who'll TAKE OVER if UK faces CYBER ATTACK

HKmk23

Sounds to me like a world of experience in shutting the stable door after the horse has gone!

Francis Maude, minister for the Cabinet Office, said: "Chris Gibson brings with him a wealth of experience in cyber incident response in the private sector, both in the UK and internationally..........

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3D printing: 'Third industrial revolution' or a load of old cobblers?

HKmk23

Read again in four years

As soon as I can 3d print in an alloy as hard as steel with a machine that cost's less than £3000 for about a tenner a time I will own one.

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Dr Wolfram touts coding language to revolutionise mankind ... just like Wolfram Alpha did

HKmk23

You can fool most of the people (sheep) most of the time.....

Anyone remember the highly touted program called "The Last One"?

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Tales from an expert witness: Lasers, guns and singing Santas

HKmk23

Should be compulsory reading for plebs (sorry plods)

Probably the best article I have read in the register, I fully endorse the comment regarding writing everything down, I have many times paraphrased the statement " a verbal statement is not worth the paper it is not written down on" but people still think it is not necessary to record everything.

Well done.

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Google's MYSTERY barges floating off US shores: The TRUTH

HKmk23
Pirate

Exit strategy?

and the least successful Googlers will;

a/. Walk the plank.....?

b/. Take a voyage on a leaky barge?

c/. Sleep with the fishes?

d/. Wear a pair of concrete boots?

although several of the above options terminate with option C/.

So it all ends in a C/. voyage............ouch!

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HP CEO Whitman: We've built the PC that GOD wants

HKmk23

I think I am going to buy a MacPro

I never thought I would say that but Microsoft has been well and truly Balmered (=Bollo#ed) and the only good HP now is on a bottle of brown sauce...........

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Help selecting a 7" tablet.

HKmk23

Re: Help selecting a 7" tablet.

In addition the Playbook mentioned elsewhere has now proved to be obsolete....

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Windows 8.1: Microsoft's reluctant upgrade has a split-screen personality

HKmk23

Windows 8.# = Vista all over again

No wonder Ballmer has bugged out.......

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Holiday HELL: Pourquoi, monsieur, why is there no merdique Wi-Fi here?

HKmk23

WIFI in France if you know where to look

Every Macdonalds...and it often works from the car park, Leclerc supermarkest have a cafe called Flunch again free wifi.

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Comet brand yanked from its grave: Tycoon vows to open EIGHTY new stores

HKmk23

One Word

Amazon..........!

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Cognitive computing: IBM unveils software for its brain-like SyNAPSE chips

HKmk23

Is this Schrodingers Cat then?

I am ready to give up on these so called advances, they have not even perfected a decent speech recognition engine for home pc's yet, so how on earth can they contemplate "intelligence".........

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