* Posts by Beau

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Google says NYET! to Putin, pulls techies out of Russia – report

Beau
WTF?

What total rubbish!!

"It will all come down to the endless battle between profits and principles."

What total rubbish, within Google their is no battle between profits and principles.

Profit won that battle a long time ago, principles today, are all well and truly dead and buried!

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

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Unhappy

Re: The simple way to avoid this..

"They would immediately fall afoul of competition law."

Well, in Belgium it is all ready illegal to sell a locked phone!

That doesn't mean Apple & Google wouldn't get a special dispensation though.

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Leaked: Mobile operators' SCARE campaign against net neutrality

Beau
Childcatcher

A good strategy?

An up vote for you Sir, as you are right.

Sadly though, they could well win with this sort of strategy.

Just think what the Daily Mail can make of this, "save the children," is right up their street.

You must know, everyone believes, every thing, that is printed in the Daily Mail.

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Beer in SPAAAACE: Photographic PROOF

Beau
Pint

Best Beer?

Well, until recently I always thought English beer to be the best in the world, "Horndeen Special Brew" was always one of my favorites. I have tried more than a few others in several different countries over the last 30 years.

Now though, having arrived, and settled in Belgium by a rather roundabout route, I can now assure you all, that for pure choice, flavor, alcohol content, and sheer enjoyment, Belgium beers are the best in the world.

One might also note, the delightful glass that it is always, carefully served in, whatever the establishment that you may be in?

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Europol picks Brit to lead new international cybercrime taskforce

Beau
Holmes

Re: Permanent Pilot

"How does that work then?"

A very good question indeed, I do so hope everyone can speak French fluently.

Otherwise every word written or spoken, from "Good morning" onwards will just have to be translated by an official translator, into all six languages.

Six months will soon pass.

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New Snowden leak: How NSA shared 850-billion-plus metadata records

Beau
Unhappy

As the old saying goes.

They're all terrorist you know,

except thee and me,

but not too sure about thee lately.

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Pictures of elite 'Chinese military hacker' published

Beau
Pint

Wongs or wrongs?

Wongs or wrongs? But you are right, sadly so many governments and silly religions seem to think two wrongs do make a right.

I wonder is that just sad, or stupid as well?

Beer icon, well it's late, good night.

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Is the answer to life, the universe and everything hidden in Adams' newly uncovered archive?

Beau
Go

Re: The ultimate question of life the universe and everything. (thx1138v2)

OK, OK, OK.

So, how many mice are needed to screw in a light bulb?

A:- 10

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Net neutrality foes outspent backers by over three to one – and that's just so far

Beau
Unhappy

"Hardly seems to be a fair fight, eh?"

"Hardly seems to be a fair fight, eh? That is, if you believe lawmakers can be bought ..."

Well, well, well, don't you understand, this is the great American way in the great USA.

Government of the people, by the rich and powerful, for the rich and powerful.

It's simple enough, what is there not to understand, you just have to accept, and get used to it.

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It's a done deal! Microsoft-Nokia merger to close on Friday

Beau
Megaphone

Congratulations, and well done!

Now a big welcome home for Stephen Elop, that's mission accomplished in grand style.

Congratulations all round.

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

Beau
FAIL

"Back door" = "Security weakness"

Er, isn't a "Back door" a "Security weakness".

Unless that is, it's firmly locked?

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Zaphod Beeblebrox style third arm cyborg prosthesis unveiled

Beau
Happy

Useful

I am sure that more than one mother would find it useful.

An extra arm holding a fast moving stick, could well work wonders at bedtime!

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Bill Gates to pull a Steve Jobs and SAVE MICROSOFT – report

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Thumb Up

Re: @John

An up-vote for you Sir, after about 6 lines, I skipped the rest.

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Bletchley Park spat 'halts work on rare German cipher machine'

Beau

Re: So I wonder if anyone...

Well you know, were that to happen, their might just be a knighthood for someone.

After all, saving all that funny old equipment, from those awful geeky people in that museum, must count as a service to the country.

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DOOMSDAY still just MINUTES AWAY: As it has been since 1947

Beau
Black Helicopters

Forgetful?

"outsized nuclear arsenals remain in the United States and Russia, and the nuclear arsenals of some countries — notably India, Pakistan, and China — appear to be growing"

Did you actually forget to mention Israel, or are we all just not supposed to?

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Mars One's certain-death space jolly shortlists 1,000 wannabe explorers

Beau
Holmes

Re: What is wrong with you people ??

"...Wish I knew how to do italics and bold..."

Ha, Watson, it is clear schich has never actually learned to do basic HTML.

I therefor deduce he originally came from a small settlement in outer Mongolia, and is in fact the Yacks milk thief we have been searching for!

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Snowden to warn Brits on Xmas telly: Your children will NEVER have privacy

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Flame

Re: Yawn

Yes,you are right, I lived with the cold war and the IRA, and close enough to hear the bangs, more than once.

Most of us survived both, and without all this shit that is going down now.

Just remember, " Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." and that was said by a Yank! "Benjamin Franklin"

What a bloody sad joke that seems to be today!

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NSA-proof Euro cloud gang: Cool idea, bro... until it turns into MARKET-EATING beast

Beau
Happy

Re: NSA-proof Euro cloud

Hi Terry.

"Nothing is so strongly fortified that it cannot be taken by money."

Marcus Tullius Cicero.

Found at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/m/marcustull165873.html#sQv21KUHcDOCEfoL.99

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UK.gov declares digital success as PR, food shops redefined as 'tech' businesses

Beau
Unhappy

Re: I've redefined dog poop as steak.

Yes, so you are the culprit!

Lately I've been getting a few stakes that taste like dog poop.

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Climate change makes phones obsolete: ITU

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Happy

Re: Well doh!

An up-vote for you sir, as you are right, and as for.

"As every schoolboy knows, or used to know, you can even build an AM receiver that works with no batteries at all.)"

Been there, and did that, although the transmitter did need a battery, but otherwise nearly as simple.

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UK defamation law reforms take effect from start of 2014

Beau
Happy

Honest opinion?

Just start every comment with "In my honest opinion", or end with, "That is my honest opinion".

Perhaps you should use both, just to be sure?

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The ZOD FILES: Climate documents from 2007 'must stay SECRET'

Beau
Unhappy

Nothing

We have absolutely nothing to hide, and as it is nothing, there is nothing for you to see. Goodby!

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Deep beneath MELTING ANTARCTIC ice: A huge active VOLCANO

Beau
Happy

Re: Ooops. Can you say "Tipping point"?

An up-vote for you Sir,

A regular old volcano, you are right, that's nix.

But a 40-kilometer-wide caldera, now that is talking climate change, yes!

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MPAA, RIAA: Kids need to learn 3 Rs – reading, writing and NO RIPPING

Beau
Devil

Mpaa, Riaa say "Quite right too"

"Be a Creator," then you too can be ripped off by us, even more than the general public, what a good idea.

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ZOMBIE apocalypse! The 'LIVING DEAD' are HERE – Fox News confirmed it

Beau
Happy

Well I thought it was great.

The very best, and nearest thing Fox News has ever had to a accurate news program, well done Fox News!

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Three million Adobe accounts hacked? Sorry, make that 38 MILLION

Beau
Holmes

Re: ... luddite phone home

"And stop the damn software phoning home every time it's used."

Easy, just install the old and simple program, "Privatefirewall" then choose which programs are allowed to access the internet or not. It works reliably, and as I said, "it's simple".

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Euro Parliament axes data sharing with US – the NSA swiped the bytes anyway

Beau
Facepalm

Don't the American people realize:-

"These stupid assholes are making 9-11 more and more damaging to America every day, and giving Bin Laden the last laugh!"

So bloody stupid if you ask me, but then nobody will.

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Life … moves … in … slow … motion … for … little … critters … like … flies

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Holmes

Re: Humans...60Hz...

Fail! Frequency is 60Hz, but it's AC. therefor two pulses of light per cycle!

Even then, due to the glow persistence of most artificial lights being much longer than 0.01 second. This flicker generally only applies to florescent tube type of lighting.

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US intelligence: Snowden's latest leaks 'road map' for adversaries

Beau
Facepalm

Re: It's Incredible

Not so incredible, just rather sad, have those Yanks actually forgotten?

"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

Benjamin Franklin

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Canadian comet impact fingered for triggering prehistoric climate shift

Beau
Facepalm

"Why should several impacts hit the North American landmass at the same time?"

Because there is a good chance that any large rock hitting the earths atmosphere can brake up. Giving a shotgun effect at ground level.

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Only 1 in 5 Americans believe in pure evolution – and that's an upswing

Beau
Happy

Re: Theocracy Now

"Sounds like 80% of yanks are retarded; the other 20% seem ok."

Well don't feel bad about it, at least half of the countries in the EU. would struggle to do as good.

I should know, I've lived in several of them over the years.

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Ex-prez Carter: 'America has no functioning democracy' with PRISM

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Unhappy

Re: "they don't give you the Nobel Peace Prize for nothing"`

Obama got it for at least trying to change the statuesque, and I think he honestly believed he could.

The problem was, with the lack of support, and the amount of $ involved, He never actually stood a bats chance in hell of succeeding.

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Tweet like escaping Hell depends on it, Twitter Catholics told

Beau
FAIL

Re: Catholics v other Christians. No! IT's any Religion v any other Religion.

Still two stupid guys fighting over fuck all!

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Cosmic blast mystery solved in neutron star's intense death throes

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Thumb Up

Re: Magnetic field

"This collapse of the field also generates a radio pulse (build my first radio transmitter that way for Morse code)."

Yes I did likewise in the 1950s, and very successful it was too, apart from the bandwidth. Which seemed to covered just about all the HF & VHF. frequencies including those that were used for television.

As I was living in a residential area at the time, well, I'll say no more!

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Decade to 2010 was hottest, wettest: WMO

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Thumb Up

Well done!

Well done, about time someone stated the obvious.

The world has been getting warmer on and off, since the middle of the last Ice Age, about 13 million years ago. Doubtless it will continue to do so until it reaches some, as yet unknown tipping point. Then it will start to cool down towards the next ice age, as it has many times before.

All the same, cleaning up our act a bit can't be a bad thing overall. How the "Greens" can honestly think it will really make much difference to the world climate, I do not know!

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Lights, camera, action: Snowden movie hits the web

Beau
Holmes

Re: How will the story end.......

Yes you are quite right, 'He will soon be found to have committed suicide hanging from a tree in some little used back woods".

With his hands securely tied behind his back, after first having shot himself in the head, twice! End of story.

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Flippin' Equus! Unfeasibly old horse bone DNA triumph

Beau
Happy

Time barrier

Now, you say you have beaten the time barrier, so well done. Now just tell me, who is going to win the 3:30 at Newbury tomorrow?

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Microsoft's Windows 8.1 secrets REVEALED ... sort of

Beau
Holmes

Layering on the lipstick

As you say 'Layering on the lipstick".

Now they just need to learn, however much lipstick you put on a pig, it's still a pig!

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MYSTERY Nokia Lumia with gazillion-pixel camera 'spotted'

Beau
Happy

Re: With 20Mp sensor - NOW will you try Windows Phone 8?

But they already have disappeared into a room, and come out with phone, well some of them have.

It's a Jolla phone with an OS known as Sailfish!

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Adobe kills Creative Suite – all future features online only

Beau
Go

Re: Somebody PLEASE!!!!

Have a look at IrfanView & Paint.Net.

Between the two of them you can do a lot, rather than use Adobe. Please remember they much appreciate donations.

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10-day stubble: Men's 'socio-sexual attributes' at their best

Beau
Megaphone

Re: Beards are Best

AN up vote for you Sir, I agree entirely, 1 cm works well for me as well.

I've had my beard since the mid-60s. Sadly no longer gray, now almost pure white, mind you, it still seems to work!!!

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Under the microscope: The bug that caught PayPal with its pants down

Beau
Holmes

Re: $3000

If like me, you have had to deal with 'PayPal', you would be totally amazed at that payment.

Totally amazed that is, that they handed over even $3, never mind $3000.

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Attack of the CYBER NORKS! Pyongyang in frontal assault online

Beau
Holmes

Well, well, well.

"Investigators traced the attack on the banks to six computers in North Korea, which had accessed the banks’ networks more than 1,590 times since June 2012."

It's a good job someone had looked at those logs during the last 10 months, otherwise goodness knows what might have happened.

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Library ebooks must SELF-DESTRUCT if scribes want dosh - review

Beau
Go

Re: Back into medieval times

Yes yes! Now don't you worries, in Belgium nearly every town has a nice big almost new library.

The one thing they all have in common, is that they are all full of books, along with a few computers, but apart from the staff, virtually empty of people.

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Scottish SF master Iain M Banks reveals he has less than a year to live

Beau

To, One Of The Very Best.

Thank you Ian, for all your brilliant work.

O hell, that all I can say.

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Wisconsin man cuffed over Koch-blocking DDoS attack

Beau
Joke

Fantastic!

If they can just get the new laws through Congress in time, they might even be able to go for the death penality!

Anyone know how they kill them in Wisconsin, electric chair, very aproprate, or would he get to chose, a firing squad provided by Kochs maybe?

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LHC spots mesons flipping between matter and antimatter

Beau
Facepalm

Re: And the "Standard Model" is?

This is unbeliveable, I have just given Eadon an up vote!

Today, he is clearly Beyond His Standard Model.

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Australian Parliament issues summons to Apple, Microsoft, Adobe

Beau
Unhappy

Re: Munich doesn't pay more. It uses Linux and open source

Well Munich must have more sense than all of Belgium.

Here if you mention Linux or open source, everyone thinks you are talking about something new to put on your fried chips.

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Microsoft needs to keep visible under waves of Blue

Beau
Holmes

This is a brilliant idea!

All M$ have to do is write into the OS. "This OS will stop working on (Insert Date) unless you contact our store and pay for the new update"

No more new releases needed, just SPs, Then they can milk the cow for ever more, for as much as they like.

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BSkyB to flick switch on network-level smut-'n'-violence filters

Beau
Stop

Re: Block smut & violence

WHAT! (or simple to opt-out/disable) no no no!

The Chinese are showing us the excellent way forward, we will soon be censoring all that bad political content as well.

George Orwell was simply a little overoptimistic with his time frame.

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