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3217 posts • joined 3 Mar 2008

Report: SAP exec charged with $1,000 LEGO bar-code caper

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Re: LEGO(s)

Router - rouwter

A mere trifle compared to 'bouy' or 'quay'

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Chrome spends a week at the top of the browser charts

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Untick

There's a few odds and ends of software now that have tick boxes to install Chrome -- I wonder if it's just the standard 'Gimme, gimme, I don't want to read anything' click and go.

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SpaceX Dragon, first private ship to the ISS, launched successfully

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Phew

Does this now mean we don't have to go cap in hand to the Russkies or Chinese or Indians in order to chuck stuff in to space?

The West can sleep safely in thier beds for a while . . .

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UK prosecutions for hacking appear to be be dropping

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Re: Presumably this means...

"In addition the figures supplied provide no breakdown on the number of UK computer hacking prosecutions that actually resulted in a conviction. "

Or that the cases have been a bit too loose and either thrown out, dropped or found not to be hacking after all. As 'hacking' has become more closeley defined it's a lot harder just to point and accuse.

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Anonymous turns its DDoS cannons on India

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Reg or . . .

. . . Daily Mail?

Each time there is the merest mention of 'Anonymous' we get a flood of cut and paste comments about LawanOrder.

I can only l assume that:

a, the posters have never been any younger than 35 or 40

b, they have never, ever, shared anything in their lives, not even a flu virus.

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Why GM slammed the brakes on its $10m Facebook ads

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Re: GOOD FOR YOU GM

Hmm, where are many 'GM' vehicles made?

How much of the 'American' vehicles are merely assembled in the U.S.?

Like us, you'd be scuppered without the Japanese and Chines and Koreans

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When I were a lad . . .

. . . we used the Hosts file to block with.

With AdBlock I tend to strip back as much of the adserver URL as possible to save time later.

With Facebook and the current 'news feed' or the new 'here's something the bloke in the pub's brother's mate's dog looked at' there is the option to turn it off.

I am tempted to turn off AdBlock to see what ads are aimed at my minimalistic and totally bogus 'personal details'.

I like it that GM it to keep its free Facebook page - the big firms are learning from the punters.

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UK's '£1.2bn software pirates' mostly 'blokes under 34'

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Paris Hilton

Data?

I'm curious to know what the value of the software is based on.

Is it full-price, just released or discounted or what?

Is some bundled elsewhere asa a freebie?

And how do they know how much is pirated?

Paris - as I haven't a clue how big the problem is

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Inside the Skynet ghost town built by bunker-based boffins

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Westworld?

"Unseen boffins will beaver away in underground bunkers."

My dyslexia saw this as 'Unseen beavers boffin away in underground bunkers'

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Spy under your car bonnet 'worth billions by 2016'

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GPS blocker

So, why not block the GPS?

According to several 'cop' programmes on telly it's what crooks do all the time.

If that's the case there is no knowing when you are about to enter the twilight zone.

"wasn't me guv, must have been them car crooks"

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Google compressed-filth legal battle with smut site ended in US

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Re: Typical Daily Mail reader reaction to this story below...

Forgot a bit?

The 'And they are thumbnails and I have to squint even more while I'm knocking one out."

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Road deaths spark crackdown on jaywalking texter menace

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Eh?

"Are you a woman driver perhaps"

Wtf's that got to do with it?

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Re: Re: Darwin rules

Cyclists can come badly if colliding with a wandering phone user.

I would suggest the use of an Air Zounds horn but the happy wanderers tend to freeze like rabbits in a spotlight.

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WTF is... Intel's Ivy Bridge

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So, the Stoneybridge has no trouble with playing 'videos' - or is it 'vidayos'

(sorry, just had a Morwenna Banks moment)

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Princeton solar researchers take leaf from plants’ book

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Re: Is Creationism creeping into science?

Nah, sleep easy.

There is a lot of 'created' that even on the telly the quotation marks can be heard - it's a bit lazy, being used as shorthand but it's fairly common.

( they do it to wind up thier fellow Evolutionists)

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Re: We knew this 40+ years ago, in grade school/scouts.

"you can actually get a nice crunchy cookie (biscuit to you Brits) or properly cooked biscuit (scone to you Brits)."

Oi, since when has a scone been a biscuit?

It's a little cake.

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London Olympics 'not immune' to cyber attack

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Re: Context?

Botnet?

Na, just a 13yr old who's left his Lego-hack kit running while he has his supper.

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shaped by its users, not by governments

I was looking for the 'Two-Faced Bastard' icon.

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Black hole swallows star in GALACTIC SUPER-GUZZLE!

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Re: Anthropomorphism

I have been 'reliably' informed that stars are the homes of Angels (apparently it needs capitalisation), how cruel it is for humans to be gleeful at the death of countless spirit beings.

Hopefully, The Flying Spaghetti Monster (all hail His Noodleness) was not in the vicinity at the time.

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iTunes fanbois outraged by Apple's sex-life quiz probe

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Re: Verify or die

I know someone who puts in answers like that on forms at the local Job Center.

So far he's never been asked to clarify why he would want to be a megolomaniac bent on world domination.

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Re: er ....

'Where were you on 1st January 2000?'

Not a clue, I was absolutley rat-arsed.

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China goes green with rare earth plea

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Re: kettle calling pot

"The recovery rate for rare earths is less than 50 per cent,"

not bad when you consider that slag and spoil heaps are now being considered as valuable deposits

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Quantum cruncher beats today's computers by 1080

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Re: Your mother

Nah they showed how it works in the animation in 'Meaning of Life'.

It's El Ron's Thetans at it again!

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Yup, all I thought was "You won't like it"

(yeah well, the best laid plans of mice and all that )

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Ted Nugent fined for failing to kill bear

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Father Ted

"America - where else in the western world can you see armed fascist thugs wearing swastikas and giving Nazi salutes on the streets with that right protected as freedom of speech?"

Careful now, that's at least 50% of his audience.

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Jeremy Hunt clings on as SpAd quits over News Corp emails

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There's a timeline on the Guardian site that shows Hunt's involvement quite clearly.

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Going, going . . .

"Cameron said that Hunt "has my full support for the excellent job that he does". "

So that's it then, gone by the end of the week.

(Ron Knee is 57)

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Gaia scientist Lovelock: 'I was WRONG and alarmist on climate'

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Re: Bugger.

We're still all doomed (I've seen Brian Cox on telly and he said so) - you just need to adjust your prophet or timescale.

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Floppy disk drives jam James Bond theme

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Hmmm . . .

They should have exploded (in slo-mo) at the end.

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Up to 390 TalkTalk jobs face axe as Northampton site shuttered

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Same old, same old

"The ISP said that following the closure of that office it expected to effectively outsource "200 new roles at Preston through the appointment of a new strategic partner to manage the existing site and some of its operations". "

'expected' is a variable and usually leans towards 'not a hope, sunshine'.

Doncha just love how 'outsourcing' is now 'stragegic partner' -- no, it's shifting the dirty stuff elsewhere. 'Effectively' just means 'getting rid of'.

There used to be 'Boardoom bingo', is there a 'Restructuring bingo' sheet out there?

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Suspected freetards to face piracy letters in 2014

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Re: Floating heads!

The 'organisational' chart appears to be a pond or a pool of -- floaters?

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Re: 43 managers, one worker?

That'll be the unpaid intern then?

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Megaupload case near collapse: report

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Re: Can that prosecutor please explain . . .

"they think just because they have 19,000 drones around and can kill anyone, anywhere including US citizens "

A bit harsh for downloading crap movies, donchyathink?

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Met issues mug-shot gallery mobe app to finger wanted crooks

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Welcome to Neighbourhood Watch 2.0

Damn, beat me to it.

First app to ever come with twitching net curtains.

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French perfume house bottles 'Eau de new MacBook'

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Re: I love the smell of...

iPong?

iReek?

iStink?

ai, ai, ai!

Now I know why it's sometimes called 'Wiffi'

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Greenpeace calls out cloud names on green claims

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Blimey

Have I stumbled across Fox News comments or sutin ?

It's the 'fuck everybody - I want my porn' attitude that stinks.

Everyone wants the benefits and would prefer to not hear about the costs.

Or, rather, would prefer that the air looks like that of the permanent haze seen on TV at the Chinese Grand Prix - as long as it's 'there and not here'.

Yup, fuck everyone else, I don't care.

How that makes Greenpeace a bunch of Communists or Marxists I have no idea.

Sarah Palin must love you lot.

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Dad sues Apple for pushing cash-draining 'free' games at kids

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Apps?

Bloody hell I'm feeling old so soon.

It doesn't seem that long ago when this was all about Facebook or similar.

The credit card companies (or someone) need to release an app where you can prevent this from happening - it shouldn't be too hard.

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Ikea to integrate TV, Blu-ray, sound system into sideboard

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Re: Will avoid, lesson already learned

Had this once with a dining table leaf - it was a different finish to the other one.

Took it back , replaced, went home - right one but damged.

Took it back -replaced, opened there and then, wrong finish -- but noticed that the packing was slightly different between the two finishes.

Chat wth manager and we went and checked - yup, we could tell which finish by which factory had packed them.

Sorted - actually good service as they were happy to go beyond "It fits" or "it's the right code" or "replace or refund". It helped a lot that I wasn't one of the screaming complainants who had done stupid things and were blaming it all on the returns staff . Been on that side if it, symapthy helps.

To be honest - I'd prefer Ikea for someting like that than one of these cheapish beds with a flat screen on a lift.

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BT wants to poke fingers in EVERY broadband cash pie

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not quite

BT are interested in the same places as the rest of them .

This is no different from a few years back when Broadband was being offered by world+dog+tiscali.

In exchanges where there are several different operators it's an idea to check what they are all offering as regards speed - if there is only BT offering BB from an exchange it's 'cos the others can't be arsed.

Then along came the poorly implemented LLU where existing cabling and cabs not belonging to BT were never considered (why Virgin etc were not forced to share I have no idea)

But who, now, looks after the external side?

If the Virgin box just up the road (with ducts that go right past my house) had been LLU then I wouldn't have had to settle for FTC with the last 10m as O/H.

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Paddy Power website fell at Grand National first fence

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Re: Dead Horses

Next time (insert name of most personally disliked footballer here) goes crook - shoot the bugger!

They cost too much to look after.

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SpaceX Dragon gets green-light for launch to Space Station

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"Have you put the bins out"

"1,400 pounds of material to take back to Earth."

'Mom, the honey wagon has arrived'

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Pirates not to blame for Big Media's sales plunge

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Re: "democratised content creation"

" There are an awful lot of really talentless people out there."

Yup, and it used to be more on the web than on telly but the web is getting more pro while the telly is catering more and more for the noise and gloss and glitz.

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RIP wind power: Minister blows away plans for more turbines

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I smell elections coming

as title

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Himalayan glaciers actually GAINING ice, space scans show

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Re: Watch the excuses come out

Thus all scientists and science is funded this way?

That is the Daily Mail/Sun approach - not exactly scientific, is it?

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Re: Watch the excuses come out

Excuse?

It's those Asians coming over here stealing our water and adding to thier ice mountain, just t make us crawl to the Chinese for our, no doubt, water with nasty visruses in it.

I didn't fight in two world wars etc. etc.

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Android Trojan distracts Japanese with anime and porn

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Trojans and Google etc

There was a recent bit of news that the bulk of iPad apps being downloaded are basically for the under ten year olds - iPads being the new babysitters, apparently - just wipe the jam and snot off each time.

Android is obviously is aimed at a more responsible age group where no-one is tempted by bright shiny things that promise so much in return for so little.

Boy and toys, eh.

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Yet another OSX/Java Trojan spotted in the wild

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Re: "Deli Lama"??

Look within the salt beef sarnie, oh seeker of truth and enlightenment.

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Re: re: ANOTHER APPLE VIRUS

Yes, it's a bit noisy in here for those who are recovering after a weekend.

I recommend that on Monday mornings only italics should be used.

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Microsoft seals up Windows zero-day flaw in April Patch Tuesday

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Hmm . .

My Hotmail account seems to have been chucking out spam in the past few days, not connected with the server flaws I suppose.

(mainly spamming mail addreses that are dead and I haven't cleared out)

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Windows XP support ends two years from now

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WTF?

Advice please

"XP installation must be finished with nLite, and by a technician who understands it."

Pray tell us mere mortals why that is and how it is that so many installs of XP have happened without the need for such an 'expert'.

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