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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

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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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HKmk23

Re: Help selecting a 7" tablet.

I own and use an IPad 2 and a Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7. I use the Tab in bed for Kindle books and the iPad in front of the tv, a Lenovo laptop for anything serious (64bit, 8gig ram, 2 x 256GB SSD drives).

Tell mom to get an iPad mini......it is a no brainer.

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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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Murdoch machinations mean Microsoft must rename SkyDrive

HKmk23

Perhaps

Balldrive

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Microsoft haters: You gotta lop off a lot of legs to slay Ballmer's monster

HKmk23

Some peoples heads are so far up their A.......ndroids!

I only have one question..........have you tried to print anything from your wonderful Android device (without relying on some sort of wireless or remote cloud printing solution)?.....I thought not, because you can't!

Same goes for IOs unless you have an Airprint facility.

These non desktop solutions are not computers in the desktop sense they are glorified calculators.

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Sysadmins: Keep YOUR data away from NSA spooks

HKmk23

Head in the cloud's.....again.

Would you hand your wallet to a stranger?...........No, I thought not.

So why even consider handing the family jewels (your data) to a stranger?

If you cannot keep it in house and encrypted, your IT model is wrong.

Simples.........as those TV rats would say.

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Microsoft: Still using Office installed on a PC? Gosh, you squares

HKmk23

Head in the clouds?

It is just another attempt to go back in time when the computers were controlled by a few select white coats.

It just goes to show how many gullible people there are out there.....you may as well do as the MOD are prone to and leave your laptop on the train as put all your data out where anyone can get it.

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Texas teen jailed for four months over sarcastic Facebook comment

HKmk23

I feel sorry for the family - only!

The sick minded crazy is where he belongs, and anyone else who can imagine even descending into such barbaric thoughts belongs there as well.

These so called war games should all be banned, they serve no real purpose except to excite deviants into trying to reproduce their sickness into real life.

If you cannot entertain yourself without sitting in front of computer killing things, perhaps you should try the exciting game of holding your breath for twenty minutes.

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UK.gov to drive stake through heart of big IT outsourcing deals

HKmk23

Down the rabbit hole.....or IT in wonderland (UK Government)

As a previous contracted IT worker to the government, who was subsequently head hunted by the Home Office, I would share these thoughts.

1. There is almost no-one in government who has the slightest knowledge of IT or how it works.

2. Promotion is not based on merit but length of service.

3. Budgets are handed out to people who do not know the value of money.

4. There are a few (and you all know who they are) IT companies, who take advantage of the above and seek to actively discredit anyone who points out their inadequacies.

5. Prime example, the local Department "board" will appoint anyone who has owned a pc and is a civil servant as "Head of IT or IT Manager" because he/she is one of "them", then hire a contractor who actually knows something about IT to sort out the mess so the "manager" can take the credit.

Been there, done that. You would need to appoint an IT Czar who could fire civil servants to get anything working, I for one would not want to know at any price.

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Bigger than Twitter: Opera releases rebuilt Chromium-based browser

HKmk23

Opera 12 = Good

Opera 15 = Firefox clone

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BBC's Digital Moneypit Initiative known to be 'pile of dung' for years

HKmk23
Facepalm

This project sounds very much like the $1million dollars The USA spent to develop a space pen, one which would write in zero gravity......the Russians decided to use pencils........!

All that was needed was a huge cheap Google like server farm to support an internal cloud (and I do not like the concept of clouds, but that is another story).

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Crack Army pilot to be first PROPER British astronaut IN SPAAAACE

HKmk23

Why a helicopter pilot

Why is a special services pilot going up instead of a scientist? Have they got a mission to rub someone out? Or are aliens likely to attack the ISS?

Sounds like jobs for the boy's in this case the Brylcreem boys.....

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Samsung's new Galaxy S 4: iPhone assassin or Android also-ran?

HKmk23

Never mind the width - feel the software

Yes it is lovely, but..........almost all the android software is absolute cr@p......just look at the store, its all wanna iPhone progs or fart generators.....

android is possibly the greatest missed opportunity of the decade.

Reminds me an awful lot of Sinclair QL and look what happened to that.....

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Google pulls 'racist' Make Me Asian app

HKmk23

Re: More PC over-reaction

Absolutely agree, in fact if you extrapolate Pastor Peter Chin's (China's?) comments then being asian is as bad as being a nazi!

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British armed forces get first new pistol since World War II

HKmk23

HK .45USP tactical.

12 rnd mag, silencer threaded barrel.

20 rnd mag option

1 hit = 1 stop dead

9mm will not stop a drugged up assailant unless in a vital spot.

.45 SWC (semi wad cutter) chucks em backwards....

choice of SOCOG.

stopped testing for failures at 40,000 rnds.

at 25m I put 10 ot 10 into a 7" group in 30 seconds.

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Android printing - a fail

HKmk23

Android printing - a fail

It would appear to impossible to find a way in which to simply print via local wifi from an android device.

There are a lot of "apps" which either suggest cloud printing or printing through a local pc, but nobody can just connect to a local network.

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RIM opens its PlayBook – tablets clearly set for dominance

HKmk23

Ahhh, but

What is it's battery life? This is he difference between iPad and all the wanna be's.......

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Electric mass-driver catapults to beat Royal Navy cuts?

HKmk23

Landing on carriers

Er.......if they used cruise missiles I believe they don't come back, so no arrester wires etc required?

A few Warthogs (A10's) for ground pounding, and some Hawkeye AWAC's.

Why all this VTOL nonsense? Just to get VIP's home quick? I really wonder.

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Can replication replace backup?

HKmk23

Replication V Backup.

They used to say that the best word processor was the one you knew how to use. This seems to be the argument that is generally put forward for back up tapes etc.

Replication is not easy, and I do not feel that there is a decent piece of software out there that does the job properley, a bit like voice recognition software, we all want it, we all know it is Holy Grail and we all know it is not here yet!

If you are ever faced with a real life disaster recovery, you will wish you had replication to be able to very quickly rebuild your whole systems.

If you have back ups, this is the time that you find you have not got what you thought you had, and you realise that you have to painstakingly rebuild everything from scratch, this where you find that what you thought was being backed up was infact considered by your predecessor/boss/assistant to be not to be necessary and would save media space/time.

This is the real trouble - too many IT managers believe the sales blurb, and may have passed all the exams but have never got their hands dirty! So real life is not so real until it bites them in the ass!

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Android to overtake iPhone in 2012 - analyst

HKmk23

What they do not understand.....

1/. Do you want to buy a phone that is designed by people who think it is fun to; take off their clothes and pile into a wooden hut where they throw water onto the barbecue until they cannot stand it anymore, then rush outside into the snow and beat each other with birch twigs?

2/. Or would you rather buy a phone designed by a world leading company who make computers that even jounalists can use?

For 1/. read Nokia, for 2/. read Apple.

I bought the Apple because I just wanted a PHONE.....not a wannbe computer with a menu system more convoluted than my intestine.

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MS takes Windows 3.11 out of embed to put to bed

HKmk23

Pah...newbies

What was wrong with the Commodore PET 64k ram and you had to write all your own software.........

That was computing!

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Handset sales drop for first time in mobe history

HKmk23
Happy

Ha Ha Ha

At last the penny is dropping.....The Iphone has stuffed them all.

Motorola is sacking execs. Now Nokia is going down the tubes....

About time too

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BT admits misleading customers over Phorm experiments

HKmk23
Pirate

Well what did youexpect?

BT have been known as the Bastard Thieves or just plain the Thieves for over 30 years to my knowledge.....

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French motorwonk savages hybrid cars

HKmk23
Thumb Up

People you are not trying are you?

Hybrids -6

Hydrogen -5

Horse and cart +10

simple is it not?

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Nokia grabs 40% of phone market for first time

HKmk23

Nokia is going t**s up

Forget it

no one is going to but a phone anymore where you have to be dyslexic to use it.

the iphone is what we all wanted

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Japanese whalers lash protesters to mast

HKmk23
Dead Vulture

If you really want to take action....

Just stop buying Japanese products.....TV's, computers, cars etc

They will soon stop the whalers then.

Personally I don't care about the whales, I have no time for people who worry more about animals, than for example, homeless humans.

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