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Trading in The Pirate Bay bidder stopped over deal funding

Chris Matchett
FAIL

Let me get this straight...

The value of TPB plummets after tPB is used to share the intellectual property of TPB?

Now that's what I call irony

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Phorm phading phast

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FAIL

All aboard the Phorm train!

choo choo!

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Broadband tax of £6 per year to fund rural fibre rollout

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50p per person per month is not a small tax

and much better spent on health and/or education.

I'm really not happy about taxes funding private companies such as BT.

Exactly how much of this #digitalbritain was about Britain and not pandering to corporations?

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Opera to take web back to the old days

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Stop

Not very green IT is it?

Won't this just lead to more desktops being left on 24/7? The reason I upload to a server is because it's already always on and then I can hibernate my desktop.

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Tories, LibDems under election day cyberattack?

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Alien

People I follow on the Twittersphere...

... have had trouble accessing the Green Party website this morning also. Haven't felt the need to try myself so possibly unrelated. My mind was made up before this morning anyway.

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Jailed Phil Spector wigs out on Twitter

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Coat

I only put M$ because..

... you might mistake MS for multiple sclerosis

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Digital Spy struggles to pin down tainted ad infection

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Alien

actually...

As above it's actually a very good site besides the 'realisty tv' section. Excellent for broadcasting news, new channels, Sky & Virgin Media issues, Radiot etc

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BCS writes data Highway Code

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Re Anon & the BCS

The BCS has a wide remit and while I agree that some BCS members have been comic I don't think we can criticise them too much for this effort. This is the sort of activity the BCS is set up to do and if it has any effect on this issue then it it will have been worthwhile. They won't be able to control the law so it's a realistic goal to create a best practice badge. Hopefully pie-eyed CIOs will be falling over themeselves to add the badge to their pride and improve things from the current state of frontier Frank Spencerism.

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Adobe buffs and brands full Flash suite

Chris Matchett
Unhappy

Well it is just Monday

I need at least until Tuesday until I can cope being called a nerd on a tech news website

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Chris Matchett
Dead Vulture

3.5Gb is good going

I was only getting 3.12GB out of my 4GB before upgrading to the 64 bit OS. Things are running a bit faster too. I want 64 bit Flash so I can ditch 32 bit MSIE - not to see Flash running that tiny bit better. I'm using MSIE for certain web-based apps that require Active X still.

Thanks for the link Tom but that's for Linux only.

Sarah, is Chris Thomas's post really getting past moderation these days?

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How nice

Still no 64 bit Flash though. Concentrating effort fail

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Google nukes Norks

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Stop

wonely vs ronery

They are both wrong since Koreans don't mix up R and L. That's Japanese and even then R will sound like L and L will sound like L. So 'lonely' ain't a ploblem word.

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Critical Windows vulnerability under attack, Microsoft warns

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Stop

I'm just saying...

... that all the new OS's from M$ since 2002 don't have this bug. Inference is that they are slowly learning to program more secure operating systems. There's little point criticising M$ for something they have already learnt from.

If Windows 7 has some design flaw leading to security holes then you'd expect them to sort that out by the time Windows 8 rolls along.

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Microsoft should fix this on newer and current operating systems

Oh wait. They did already.

It's all very well the *nix fanbois having a laugh about this but this affects operating systems that are at least 7 years old now.

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Lost laptop exposes thousands of pension records

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Why are they running a test system on a laptop?

Not to mention a laptop with confidential data on it.

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Moderatrix quits El Reg: Latest

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Paris Hilton

@Graham Marsden @Poopie McStinklestein

>> PVC thigh-highs cost at least £70

> Sheesh, do some research, you can get them from £55!

Yes. £70 for used.

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WAG sues CPW for phone pic nick

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@John Stirling

Plucky FTW. Your funny comment is funny.

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Nude Oz politico snaps a 'con'

Chris Matchett
Dead Vulture

Noodz or GTFO

El Reg standards must be slipping

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Amazon unveils Kindle 2.0

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Keyboard

Why?

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US woman says Ubuntu can't access internet

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Dell fail

Dell forgot that she didn't really want Ubuntu or Windows. She wanted internet and Microsoft Word.

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Palm to take on iPhone with web 2.0 banana phone

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UTMS (Worldwide) phone in preparation

according to Treo Central.

My Treo Pro looks poo now :-(

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First Windows 7 beta puts fresh face on Vista

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Stop

By Peter Kay 10:58 GMT

"... it now supports heterogenous graphic adapters (so you can have a card from Nvidia and one from ATI at the same time) "

Why would anyone want that? People don't want 2 graphics cards of differing origin any more than they would want 2 graphics cards of the same type. In fact people don't want graphics cards at all. They want nicer looking faster images on their screen.

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Chris Matchett
Stop

So why would I want this instead of XP?

You can probably guess that I'm revising for my ITIL v3 Bridge but you/MS seem to have listed functions of Windows 7 but none of the Utility for me. Why does MS think that I want these new features? What am I going to do with them?

So I can start and switch between applications in both XP and W7 fairly quickly.

I can connect other devices but still have to use iTunes (or iTunes type software) for my iPod. W7 might let me control my TV using my WinMo phone. Why would I want to? I could do that using infra-red and some software on many phones already and that existing technology hasn't made any difference.

I can connect to private networks without using a VPN in W7? Well I can connect to private networks using a VPN in XP. End result: connected to private network. Why would I give a toss that it was using VPN, VPL, a thong or commando?

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Sony Rolly dancing MP3 player

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I saw this in a Sony store in Westfield yesterday

and after reading this article I still don't know what it is. £240 of fail.

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SkyFire beta goes public

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Opera Mini is still better

It's faster, more stable, more useful and out of beta.

In any case - what's the use of iPlayer on a phone when fair use 'unlimited' data plans only offer 500Mb or so. One hour of streaming audio at stereo clocks 60Mb (that's over 10% of Vodafone's monthly max). So now you want to use this for streaming video too?

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Brits not turned on by mobile internet

Chris Matchett
Alien

Fair use

500Mb per month is not fair use. Refreshing BBC News website and a few others sure. Online radio? Gone in 498 minutes. However online radio is a killer app.

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Boris cans congestion extension

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Flame

@AC 13:01

And they spend the rest on stuff like the DVLA and picking motorists out of central reservation barriers.

Not only do I pay my own way, I do it in a less selfish and more environmentally friendly manner than the average car driver. And believe me that most car drivers are very average.

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I live in West Lonodn

Right in the corner of the Western Extension too. I am not impressed with either BoJo nor a large part of Daily Mail/Express/Star/Sun reading numpties who voted to get rid of the zone.

Traffic will go up. Journeys will take longer. There will be less buses. Road improvement schemes will be cancelled. Taxes will go up (for *everyone* not just car drivers).

Business will still go bust (hello recession?). Lots of tiny shit shops have gone but they were shit and useless anyway. Market stalls (Portobello) are being hit but that's cos there are less tourists and Supermarkets are beating them on price in many cases. There's still not enough parking anyway so genuine shoppers still have to walk or take public transport anyway.

People living in the West Central will lose their 90% residents discount for the Central zone.

Also don't ignore the fact that roadworks in this area have rocketed in the past two years while 'comparative' statistics have been collected. When they complete in the next year or so then the journey times will reach their potential under the C Charge before falling back to shit levels when the charge is removed. Roadworks including a multi-million pound replacement of water pipes by Thames Water and a major luxury flats, roadwork re-layout and gas mains replacement at Knightsbridge (reducing 3 lanes to 1).

For those posting that Boris knows what he is doing. Take a look back over his term so far. Not showing up to meetings. Hiring then immediately firing deputies. Trying to fob off transport onto a deputy.

So all you people who voted to remove the zone: get ready for a great big fat "I told you so" in 2012.

@Nathan Dennis: "As for the subsidies on public transport, pay what it costs to use it, dont expect the rest of us to help pay for your journey to work."

Don't expect my taxes to pay for your road schemes, bridges, traffic lights etc then.

@AC 15:29: Democracy in action means that I don't have to STFU. I live in the area. Do you? No? Then STFU yourself.

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Opera Mini makes 4.2

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Heart

just adding my love

I've gone gay for Opera Mini

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Employees sue for unpaid Windows Vista overtime

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Stop

90 seconds?

Including logging into a network, applying the group policies and loading all the services including network security stuff and then finally the time keeping service? 15 minutes sounds quite possible for actually.

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PETA cooks up gory game in Cooking Mama protest

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Heart

I didn't realise that...

Jeremy Clarkson had several accounts on El Reg these days.

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'Meh' makes Collins English Dictionary

Chris Matchett

mef

Just mef

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Still sending naked email? Get your protection here

Chris Matchett
Paris Hilton

Still sending naked emails?

I'm not sure but I do know that I'm not receiving enough!

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PlusNet customer invited to opt-in to BT's Phorm trial

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I agree that PN did not go downhill when bought by BT

They had been crap for about 2 years previous to that already. The service was so inconsistant and getting technical support was too expensive and too slow.

I moved to Zen 2 years ago.

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Guy Fawkes stunt arrives early

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Stop

but he's right

MPs are elected peers not appointed slaves

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Why no c*nt and paste for the iPhone?

Chris Matchett
Coat

There is a c**t & paste in the Jebus Phone

but the button for it is tucked away at the top and most men never find it.

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Palm Treo Pro Windows Mobile smartphone

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Got mine this week - but this review is wrong

...but the wife won't let me use it until Xmas. Meanwhile I'm still on my WM6 Pro 750v which IS a touchscreen device contrary to the opening paragraph in this review.

Another error is that you don't have to hold down option to type numbers or symbols. Just press once and then the next characters is a number/symbol. Press Option twice and it locks. Same with the Shift.

The phone is already out on Vodafone under the business section or upgrades. Got mine for £99 on a 18 month £16 a month contract. Or the wife's contract rather hence no serious playing with the thing until Xmas.

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Paris ups sticks to London

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Coat

Paris ups sticks to the hilt

... to the eyeballs

... to the William Tell Overture

etc

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Daily Mirror trapped in Wikicirclejerk

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Loving it

Especially the bit about the 'fact' getting back into wikipedia using the fouled-up article as source. Maybe journalists should be forced to quote all sources themselves like in a university essay.

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Linux at 17 - What Windows promised to be

Chris Matchett
Dead Vulture

Fawn some moare

Hardly a balanced perspective was it?

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'Podestrian' risk rising for drivers, warns insurer

Chris Matchett
Coat

Deaf people are a terrible risk to drivers

...and don't even get Clarkson started on blind people!

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Stob latest: It was a cunning trick, says Open University

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Boffin

Try Birkbeck for degree study in the evenings

They ain't perfect but certainly a lot better than this and other examples I have seen from OU.

A collegue did an OU course and all the questions were about obsolete technology that wasn't reelevant to the central topics nor useful to any professional.

Birkbeck do have a decentish IT department too. I did my degree with them while holding down a full time job.

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Sky told to hand over footy and film rights

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Shitanta are one of the complainants

Complaint thus rendered invalid.

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Mayor Boris serves Governator cold revenge

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Old news is old

And by the way Boris. Nice comeback. Shame it only took you a year for your speech writers to come up with it. Oh and by the way... what is your native first language? How's your german?

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Right: Which one of you lot invented 'tw*tdangle', eh?

Chris Matchett
Coat

Urban Dictionary

"Your search - twatdangle site:urbandictionary.com - did not match any documents. "

However 'dangle twat' is there already but I won't pay lip service to that.

I think I was the first to say 'twatdangler'. Can I have a sleeve please?

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David Blaine tw*tdangle ends in controversy

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icon request

Upside down twatdangler please

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Apple bans App Store heartbreak chatter

Chris Matchett
Black Helicopters

So what does this podcasting app do that Apple doesn't do already?

cos I agree with Apple on this one so far (the rejection - not the way it was rejected). Why would Apple authorise a 3rd party app that conflicts with or replaces a core function of the device?

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Amanda Donohoe rides into Emmerdale

Chris Matchett
IT Angle

@FreeTard

I guess you still have a CRT television then. Or a wife with excellent balance.

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Chris Matchett
IT Angle

Post an article about the Lohan and Ronson

or Britney's new single being delayed

or the new series of Heroes or Dexter

or who got voted off Strictly Come Dancing

or Ronan Keating not liking Radiohead

Go on. I double dare you.

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Reg readers rage at comment icon outrage

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a Google G with horns/halo

To fit with the Gates/Jobs ones

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