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Scammed by Simply Electronics

Suburban Inmate

Re: Simply Electronics - don't buy from them!!!

Good luck mate!

Like yourself I just ordered (on the 7th) without paying attention and then cancelled a seemingly good deal on a Samsung from one of these shady little outfits. Thankfully the firm refunded without hassle, but now the refund has passed through Paypal it's decided to take a long weekend in fucknowswhere on the way to my NatWest account.

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NASA's LADEE: A Great Gig in the Sky, now on a death dive to the Dark Side of the Moon

Suburban Inmate
Joke

Joke: "in lieu of food" comment.

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SmartTV, dumb vuln: Philips hard-codes Miracast passwords

Suburban Inmate
Joke

Re: When my CRT finally dies...

I've got a CRT going spare, nice metallic silver model with a built in thingy that makes ~320p YouTube quality video appear out of rusty sellotape.

£30 collection West London.

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Huawei: We'll sell a dual-boot Android, Windows 8 smartphone because, well, isn't it obvious?

Suburban Inmate

Re: Good idea

What about telling MS a big NOPE at the EULA and asking for a refund?

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CIA snoops snooped on Senate to spy spy torture report – report

Suburban Inmate

Re: Tail wagging the dog. @WonkoTheSane

Or "Absolute Power" either...

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Ever get the impression a telesales op was being held prisoner?

Suburban Inmate

Rehabilitation my arse.

Just look at the for-profit system in the USA. When prisoners make you money then it becomes a wise investment to lobby for harsher sentencing while doing bugger all to rehabilitate, ensuring the highest rate of incarceration and reoffending i.e. repeat business.

*ker-ching!* Thank you, come again!

Compare to Norway.

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Get Quake III running on Raspberry Pi using Broadcom's open-source GPU drivers, earn $10K

Suburban Inmate

A thought just occurred to me

Might this be related to the upcoming Linux based SteamOS?

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Fanbois sent into FITS of RAGE by fake Steve Jobs statue competition

Suburban Inmate
Gimp

Blend traditional authority with modern irreverence.

I'm thinking they could have a statue styled on that of Kim Il-sung, but with the arm holding an iThingy taking a selfie.

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RSA booked TV's Stephen Colbert to give the final speech. This is what happened next

Suburban Inmate
Big Brother

Re: Growing like Topsy

There's no need for the Chinese to p\/\//\/ our MIs, they have the world by the bollocks financially so they have control of governments as a result.

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Volvo tries to KILL SHOPPING with to-your-car Roam Delivery

Suburban Inmate
Unhappy

@moiety

Still better than Initial Citylink, those useless tossbags tried two "attempts" at delivering a door lock to me, only leaving a card on the second, having buggered off back to their Heathrow depot with my package. Having emailed the seller to let them know I wanted to cancel the sale (I'd bought it for a better price online to collect from a local company) they then had shittylink "attempt" to deliver, this time 2 more no-shows and not even a card.

Contrast this with the service from DPD: Text message notifications of delivery day and estimated time slot, with the option to reschedule or have it left with a neighbour, along with a cheerful driver who actually showed up.

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MtGox claims to have a fix ready for Bitcoin withdrawal woes

Suburban Inmate
WTF?

Protocol flaw? OK, it happens.

It's not the fact that there was a flaw in the Bitcoin protocol that pisses me off the most, as I was always mindful of that possibility even before this tanker of manure crashed right in to the HVAC showroom, but the fact that it was known to the developers!!

Still, at least I'm only down about a tenner at the moment.

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Bitcoin value plunges as Mt.Gox halts withdrawals and Russia says 'nyet'

Suburban Inmate

Re: Aren't transactions rather slow?

good point about the pub, I wondered that myself.

the transaction confirmations can be sped up by offering a sightly higher fee to those doing the mining, though still far below the ransom demanded by the traditional processor cartel. in the real world even with "default" settings there would be at least one or two confirmations by the time you finished your pint.

the pub or their 3rd party BTC handler could also set up a deal with trusted wallet provider like localbitcoins, or you could pre pay your piss up before you even leave the house.

instant it ain't, but where theres a will and a few quid to be saved, there's a way!

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Think British weather is bad? It's nothing to this WOBBLY ALIEN planet

Suburban Inmate

Re: The Register, TripAdvisor for the planets.

"don't expect to ever leave."

"Although you can check out any time you like"

A bit like facebook then...

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Facebook turns 10: Big Brother isn't Mark Zuckerberg. It's YOU

Suburban Inmate

But where's the money in that?

Admittedly, I'd happily pay a few bob for a non shit facebook. It's a background thing and good for keeping in touch, and if I have anything important to talk about I'll be using Zfone/ToR/meatspace etc.

The thing that pissed myself and many others off is how they recently rejigged the options of what gets shown in the newsfeed to exclude pretty much anything that wasn't paid for, such as interest pages and friend's posts. Users who clocked this have to go to each and every page they actually want to see and make sure the convoluted options are set to show all their posts. They are milking the cow so hard its udders are nearly falling off.

Anyway, I made a new account last week and messaged New Me links to all the pages I still wanted to see, suggested some of Old Me's friends, and made sure my ad blockers and redirect strippers are up to par. They're really not gonna make much money from New Me.

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German frau reports for liver transplant clutching bottle of vodka

Suburban Inmate

It's a disinfectant, they were using it as intended.

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ICO to focus only on 'serious, repeat' data-protection offenders

Suburban Inmate

Re: A.k.a. IPO to intensionally disregard an act of parliament?

The headlines and us plebs.

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Meet NASA's Valkyrie: A SILKY BUSTY ROBO-MINX that'll save your life

Suburban Inmate

Under human control

For now...

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CyanogenMod Android firmware gains built-in SMS encryption

Suburban Inmate

Nothing to hide

Just doing my civic duty to irritate and burden the regime's onerous surveillance machinery.

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UK parents to splurge £3 BEELLLIIIION on kids' tech gifts at Christmas

Suburban Inmate

I'll be spending BUGG£R ALL

Haven't caused kids, don't want to cause kids. 31 years not out, woohoo!

However I will be giving my time and tech skills to Crisis At Chritmas.

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PS4 with Black Friday underway: TOUGH, you CAN'T HAVE ONE!

Suburban Inmate

Tea, coffee, coco, cuppasoup, sausage rolls, £3 each

Harry could have made a good few bob there!

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Romance is dead: Part-time model slings $1.5bn SUEBALL at Match.com

Suburban Inmate

XBOX ONE owners rage as HDMI SNAFU 'judders' Brit and Euro tellies

Suburban Inmate

Re: You can bet

"...they see frames freeze or judder. Others report oddly-hued backgrounds"

Because of a DRM snafu over HDMI? I would have thought that would simply kill the link/playback altogether. The symptoms reported sound like a copy protection "issue" from the days of analogue cable telly.

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Hooters, shooters and looters: Eidos’s Tomb Raider

Suburban Inmate

I've still got a (probably still) working Sega Saturn and copy of the original TR kicking about in the garage. Complete with hacked audio output hanging off the SCART and a drive lid microswitch override for playing "backups"...

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Dude, relax – it's Just a Bunch Of Disks: Our man walks you through how JBODs work

Suburban Inmate
Pint

Nice one Trevor!

As just a home tinkerer (and a bit of a rusty one at that) it was a very interesting article about the sort of thing I will never afford and probably shouldn't be let near.

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BOFH: One flew over the PFY's nest

Suburban Inmate

Re: off topic

expand his horizons - introduce him to tubgirl

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Brit ISPs ordered to add more movie-streaming websites to block list

Suburban Inmate

I have ToR

But there's no need for that when google loads so much quicker.

My most recent pirating: Blackfish, but I dropped a tenner in bornfree.org.uk 's guitar case instead :)

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Look at how many ways we ruin your life, Redmond boasts

Suburban Inmate

Re: A modest proposal for correction

When I was but a lad fresh out of a shitty secondary skool I did a stint at a local supermarket. One of my bosses had to spend Christmas Day emptying the freezers in to a hastily hired freezer truck because the compressors conked out. Again.

Hence why the company was known to us lowly grunts as "Scummerfield".

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Suburban Inmate

Some things can't be rushed.

If I take too long on the crapper, will I start seeing laxative ads?

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Anonymous claims Parliament Wi-Fi hack during London protest

Suburban Inmate

Re: I am sorry anonymous .....

Your knowledge of Anonymous can't be that great. It's a movement, a banner, an idea, an identity, a principle, many other things.

But it sure as hell isn't a club, a society, or a supermarket loyalty scheme. There is no membership, though there are groups that use the name.

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Bloke named 'human' demands 'COPSLIE' licence plate

Suburban Inmate

I'm glad they aren't so bitchy about that sort of stuff here in the UK. Me mum has a plate with her initials and WTF, and it's the car's original!

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Facebook tests sinister CURSOR-TRACKING in hunt for more ad bucks

Suburban Inmate

View 2 more comments

Noticed how you often have to click to see even just the first one or two comments on something? Blatant bit of interest tracking right there. Still, Zuck's sucked this titty almost dry and the young'uns are wising up to his shenanigans, as indicated by the slowing of signups.

Personally, I'd like to see TOR become the in thing for the kids. Wishful thinking I know.

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NSA.gov goes down after ‘error during scheduled update’

Suburban Inmate

Re: blaming it on sysadmins?

Turns out the few that were left were using the wrong hammers...

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Hard-as-woodpecker-lips MOUSE GOBBLES live scorpion, LAUGHS off stings to face

Suburban Inmate

Close enough Frankee

They're hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings who commissioned the construction of Earth.

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Whodathunkit? Media barons slit own throats in anti-freetard crackdowns

Suburban Inmate

He doesn't.

The last time he used that colloquialism was http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/08/12/20_injured_at_lg_smartphone_giveaway_as_pr_stunt_turns_sour/

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Cannabis can CURE CANCER - cheaply and without getting you high

Suburban Inmate

Re: Pathetic

He's just a common or garden trolltard, have a look at his posts.

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Suburban Inmate

Re: Hemp?

I'm guessing it would depend on the hemp strain, but the most you'd get from a commercial legal variety would be a headache.

It is only relatively recently that proper research is gaining momentum, from what I can see, with regard to high CBD strains of medicinal cannabis. It is long long overdue, thanks to reefer madness and the destructive idiocy of prohibition. The list of people with material interest in maintaining the murderous and backward status quo of prohibition is too long for a comment, and as for the Daily FAIL types, I've yet to hear any complaints that are not either caused by prohibition, or applicable to a variety of substances and therefore a social ill.

To quote the movie Daybreakers: "It's not about the cure, it's about repeat business!"

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Ex-Valve engineers raise begging bowl for 3D holographic-like goggles

Suburban Inmate

Re: What about those of us already wearing glasses?

I imagine it would only cost a few bob to get prescription lenses in front of or behind the device, e.g. with a bundled clip on frame that your local optician can put lenses in. My glasses only cost 18 quid with a deal on moneysavingexpert.com and they are a nice black frame by Bench, not the clunky NHS syle beloved by nonces and granny killers.

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Facebook RIPS away your veil of privacy, declares NO MORE HIDING

Suburban Inmate

Re: And so it begins

I just checked over my settings, awkward though they are.

"Limit audience for old posts" Set to friends only. Sorted.

And my profile pic is currently The Blerch: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/running

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NSA using Firefox flaw to snoop on Tor users

Suburban Inmate
Black Helicopters

Dreddful situation

"You really have to question if there is a rule of law anymore?" Cohn said.

"WE ARE THE LAW!!!" The NSA said.

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Bang away – just not 'with friends', Zynga tells naughty hookups app

Suburban Inmate
Coat

The Nest Big Bang

For the chubby chasers out there...

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Facebook allows full personal data ransack with Graph Search

Suburban Inmate

One of two outcomes for me

I disable the searching, or I make a new account that is even more boring and law abiding than my current one. It'll only take a few scandals and they'll wind their bloody necks in, and there's only so much milk they can get from this particular cow.

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Google's robot army learns Spanish

Suburban Inmate

teh lulz

At least I'll still have FaceBing's hilarious "translations" (in the way McDonalds is "food") for a good giggle.

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BT engineers - missed appointments

Suburban Inmate

I'm finally shifting my lazy arse away from BeThere, but they have offered me 12 months half price (shit, I should have made the call when I first heard rumors of Sky) and now it just doesn't seem worth the hassle.

Should I stick with half price BeSky or move over to Infinity unlimited?

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Sofas with a roof and Star Trek seating: The future of office furniture?

Suburban Inmate

Re: Use of the phrase

I think an area for playing Breakout would be great!

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Forget Mars: Let's get someone on the Moon – NASA veteran

Suburban Inmate

Re: Great idea!

cord from moon to earth orbit. I am soon to be zonked out by a pick n mix of sleeping pills, but if we can lay big fat marine cables it seems plausabe that me might be able to string a longer but lighter one up there in sections and join them. this alone should pick up quite a charge by itself, with a smaller wireless hop to earth.

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Brit music body BPI lobbies hard for 'UK file-sharers database'

Suburban Inmate
Boffin

Re: The BPI are a bunch of turds...

@ AC - Worth is whatever someone will pay for it.

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Private UK torrent site closes, citing 'hostile climate'

Suburban Inmate
Pint

Re: Unfortunate

Hear, hear! Have a pint!

I was on The Box for years, long before all this iPlayer tomfoolery and the like. The Box has been my sole source of TV, and it is so mentally refreshing not to have to watch adverts and/or the buffering icon, over shite quality streams in crappy web players. Not to mention that sometimes stuff was captured and uploaded and fully seeded before it appeared on the web!

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Kim Kardashian's bosom pal in bling snatch Instagram unpleasantness

Suburban Inmate
Facepalm

Re: Wow, too bad...

Yeah, the miscreant could have gone to cash4gold.

They'd have given him half a cup of oats and a bent shilling if he haggled well.

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Windows NT: Remember Microsoft's almost perfect 20-year-old?

Suburban Inmate
Thumb Up

Re: A question from a young'un of 31...

Many thanks for the replies, guys :)

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Suburban Inmate
WTF?

A question from a young'un of 31...

Ever since I learned of the distinctions between NT and 95, back when I was just getting proper in to computing on my then bleeding edge AMD K6-2 400mhz system, built with the help of me new mate Andy*, I have wondered WTF was the bloody point of Windows 95, 98 and (trigger warning) Milennium Edition?

Mickeysoft had (so I thought) a dependable workhorse with NT, so why not tart that up for a consumer windows version rather than pissing about making the incontinent epileptic donkey that was 9x/ME?

*Best BOFH mates to this day, seeing Elysium IMAX tomorrow. :)

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