* Posts by Alan Denman

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Microsoft's free Windows 10 upgrades to suppress PC sales

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Correct for me.

But I'm not daft enough to let Microsoft kill off my current PC with any bloat creep dial that goes all the way up to 11.

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.sucks-gate: How about listening to us the first two times, exasperated FTC tells ICANN

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Icann blackmail .

That is blackmail for you, loads of free money.

It is a love-in?

Put me down for .sucksthemost so I can retire .easymoney like.

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Pakistan URINE STORM: Google Maps chokes off user editing

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Wikipedia has a major problem too ........

but there there is an over abundance of marketing and political marketing piss. There 10s of thousands of the likes of Grant Shapps doing editing.

The solution for Google would be to let people peer authorise their local area.

Two persons being asked to authorise every change would stop most havoc.

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Chill, luvvies. The ‘unsustainable’ BBC Telly Tax stays – for now

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re - Much quoted now is Whittingdale’s view ...........

.........that the TV licence fee is “worse than the Poll Tax”. He argued in 2014 that the TV licence was more regressive (and therefore unfair) than the ill-fated, flat-rate local authority tax.

Wrong.

The biggest watchers may well be the poorest, though the poor often have a plague of satellite dishes stuck on long terrace walls.

Yet if prices ever reflect usage, the lower 'pooled value' simply turns the BBC into an expensive pale imitation of now.

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SOD TABLETS, if you want to get anything done travelling get a ... yes, a LAPTOP

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Re: Uploading 'everything' to iCloud?

...and this was whilst checking my iShares portfolio.

Ha Ha

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Keurig to drop coffee DRM after boss admits 'we were wrong'

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Start as you mean to go on.

The suckers buying UK DRM coffee machines know no different and seldom do I hear them complain.

So their only mistake was being a bit open to start with.

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Struggling Nvidia says it may pay up to $125m to shutter Icera modem biz

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Wot, No Linux ?

Its K1 chipsets tell us that Nvidia, with software prowess could be champion of exclusive Linux laptops, mini desktops and maybe smart devices.

Does it have the skills to compete, or by competing does it put its existing GPU market share at risk ?

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Ericsson to Apple: Cough up for licences or stop selling iPhones, iPads and Watches

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It it to do with the selling price I bet

Apple argues that what Ericsson sees as a cheap and cheerful price, does not apply to premium prices.

As we know, licensing does not work that way. 'Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours' pricing is as common as muck.

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Tesla's battery put in the shade by current and cheaper kit

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Get a life times 4

Why buy this rubbish for home use when you can buy LifeP04 for close to the same price ?

Yes, it kickstarts the market but it is a pretty crap offering. Tesla lasts 10 years 'if you don't use it' whilst LifeP04 in the same rubbish scenario lasts 40 years !

The standard Lithium is built for lightness but until the hype was not really deemed sensible for home use.

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Would you trust your DNA with APPLE? HealthKit lined up as genome data trafficker

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You are not ill

You are simply wearing it wrong.

Oh what hype we have.

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Is Grant Shapps being naughty on Wikipedia – or did a Lib Dem stitch him up?

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Re: "It can't have been me, I was out of the country"

No, he said he was busy adhering to religious events.

Rather strageley, the small print in his religious policy let him carry on tweeting on those 'unavailable' days.

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'Android on Windows': Microsoft tightens noose around neck, climbs on chair

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Sort of the seller of the OnePlus 10

Well, MS likely pulled the plug on the OnePlus Two with Cyagenmod

Money wins, who knows?

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New antenna supports all three wireless charging standards

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Divide and conquer

Business is all about making things complicated.

I sort of hope wireless charging could not be f*cked up by vested interests.

Can they patent that receiving of waves then ? If we have patent free receiving then all is good.

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REVEALED: The 19 firms whose complaints form EU's antitrust case against Google

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ICOMP history

http://www.computerworld.com/article/2541146/networking/microsoft-launches-campaign-against-google-doubleclick-merger.html

"Grant did not explicitly say that iComp was formed to block the Google-DoubleClick merger. Microsoft and Burson-Marsteller are interested in fostering a discussion to ensure that the digital marketplace remains competitive, and they hope that other companies and consumer interest groups that have raised concerns about the merger will join them, he said."

Its not quite all about DuckDuckBing even if the money says so.

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ICOMP

Microsoft was said to have set up ICOMP. So a bird of the same feather.

And with Microsoft paying ICOMP fees, do they do much the same with all the others, or are they hoping to hit a high note with Bing ?

A complicated tangle, isn't it ?

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Top Spanish minister shows citizens are thick as tortillas de ballenas

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This is the Bubonic Age

The quantum ecstacy theory says people will start injecting the bubonic plague if you give it an E.

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Apple Watch shipments: Pick a number, double it. Hey, it worked for them

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700 teens ?

Self conscious teens get peer trained to want the priciest.

So how many people want to spend their own money on a £300 iWatch that comes with with a $1 silicon type strap ?

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Don't worry, Apple hypegasms haven't gone in the WRISTJOB ERA

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The point of no Return

I can't help think they were a bit concerned about massive return queues a few days later

Some are getting theirs 6 weeks ahead of schedule. I really do wonder if htey vetted initial buyers to ensure only the keenest fanboys get theirs.

They will more likely just be happy to just pop it in a drawer after that exciting first few days.

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Windows 10 Device Guard: Microsoft's effort to keep malware off PCs

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Sounds like RT to me........

Tarted up marketing for a 'walled garden' paywall.

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Dead Steve Jobs' wage-fixing pact in Silicon Valley was news to us, claim Apple directors

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He's not the Messiah

Come on execs, don't put the coffin on it.

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Google pulls plug on YouTube for older iPads, iPhones, smart TVs

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HTML 5 is the future, and good riddance

Sarcasm.

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Seagate's third quarter results looking lacklustre as profits tumble

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Moos Law..........

Would say prices halve every year or two.

Its hard milking that cow when all your customers can threaten to halve costs for same if they go elsewhere.

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What's 'appening with WhatsApp? '800 MEEELLION LOSERS* actively use us', says boss

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Re: meh

Well Whatsapp works OK too.

Likewise it has no idiotic walled garden to navigate.

It should be made 100% free too though. Ads are where they will win big $

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Apple will cut down 36,000 acres of forest in 'conservation scheme'

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For people who cannot they see the wood for the trees

Cut trees, plant trees. Its a working forest.

I say TIMBER to that stupid argument. That is how most forests work.

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Microsoft and HTC are M8s again: New One mobe sports WinPhone

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US - the land of most patently obvious patents.

HTC probably make a big loss paying MS for Android in the US.

Windows r US.

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Your city's not smart if it's vulnerable, says hacker

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Info = fewer suckers

Hard sell to the suckers is the par for the course.

Remember, even in the PFI scandal, all the top brass kept their millions.

No one went to jail ! Shareholders got the bill (the pension funds for the likes of you and me)

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Want to go green like Apple, but don't have billions in the bank?

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Want to go green like Apple ?

You need a weird sense of logic to declare glue cement lover Apple, green.

That same algebraic logic tells us that Algae is also green.

Author, how about throwing it all away and starting again ?

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Ebook price-fix saga: Official Apple peeler says probe is fruitless

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Meanwhile ...

.........mass murderer Joe the Screwdriver refuses to leave Waikiki Beach, saying it is his last wish, he promises to go for lethal injection in 2099.

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Revealed: The AMAZING technology behind Apple's $1299 Retina MacBooks – a lot of glue

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Yet it won't stop the mantra

GIGO.

Love your garbage.

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Fancy a wristjob from Tim Cook? TOUGH LUCK, you CAN'T HAVE ONE

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If only they had sold it at $799

then they might have got 2 million US buyers.

Theres nothing like quite like a more expensive glitter to attract them little fishies

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Chrome version 42 will pour your Java coffee down the drain: Plugin blocked by default

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Lock in

We have ways of making you use our platform.

Commercial interests win out again.

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SMACK! EU set to hit Google with 'abuse of dominance' rap

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what is the charge ?

Oh, yes, it is the fact that their links are useful thus blocking the more useless links.

Just make them pay their taxes !

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IDC downgrades sales outlook for PCs AND tablets

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Theres the dilemma in PC buying

Those 9 year old old C2D are as good as new Bay Trail Celerons and Atoms.

When new is not necessarily better then something has to give.

The future is the PC on the stick, but lots of kicking and screaming will go on first.

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Who is the fastest-selling phone maker of ALL TIME? Samsung? Apple? No, it's Xiaomi

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But are they real sales ?

As we know,Apple manufacture a yearly record by counting orders from the likes of EE as sales.

This looks manufactured too, even if they happened to get into end customers hands this time.

Marketing makes for confusion.

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Steely wonder? It's blind to 4G and needs armour: Samsung Galaxy S6

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Wot, no bigger bars ?

Surely they could have done a sop to buyers and given you bigger bars ?

In the past, form over function phones gave bigger bars to keep the punters happy.

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Tests show HTC, Sammy phablets BEND just like iPhone 6 Plus

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Yours is as shite as mine = it is all downhill now !

So Apple, now caught using near enough the cheapest grade of aluminium allow known to man will obviously now not use the same cheap aluminium come September.

Great marketing really does mean that Apple turns lead into gold. It is good while it lasts and boy, they had one hell of a run with this one.

Next !

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re 'realised it was all a bit pointless and the thin calculators were not as good to use..'

'....might be something Mr Ive and other mobile phone designs might want to think about."

Tim Cook says 'don't tell them Pike';

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a case of the bends

" HTC One M9 has a higher bending point than the iPhone, "

""Instead of a bent phone," say researchers from SquareTrade, "they may have a pocket full of glass.""

Stating the bleeding obvious, or do I just need to come up for more hot air ?

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Microsoft drops Do Not Track default from Internet Explorer

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Sounds about right.

Those that set it get their rights whilst those who have IE default get ignored because no one knows if they know their rights.

The user solution was to use a different browser and set your DNT right.

If the internet world had started in a DNT world then OK but Microsoft were really turning back the clock for their own personal gain via a web livelihood peril.

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EU Commission looking for ways to DECLARE WAR on Google

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But can they untangle tha big plate of spaghetti.........

from the Apple and Cortana sauce ?

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Google takes ARC Welder to Android, grafts on Windows, OS X

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Yet another framework to install !

Yet sound very useful.

Agnostic in a way, I can't quite see Apple or Microsoft approving

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Judge greenlights class-action suit accusing AMD of securities fraud

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Did it really matter ?

I think Intel simply tracked them, having a couple of releases held back in the ready if AMD market share ever showed signs of increasing.

What near fully killed AMD was in fact ARM, Intel being forced to track change track to mirror + ARM in the mobile market.

Intel really needed that minor competition from an 'AMD only' to continue.

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It's the FALKLANDS SYNDROME! Fukushima MELTDOWN to cause '10,000 Chernobyls' in South Atlantic

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Now we know the truth as to why...

we need Smartmeters.

They ain't smartmeters after all, they are fusion collectors scoop up the debris floating around Britain.

I mean, they wouldn't waste billions on only a fictional saving would they?

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Motorola Mobility loses another patent suit to über-troll Intellectual Ventures

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Intellectual Ventures, which was formed in 2000 by former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold....

..', is among the top five patent-holding entities in the US, yet it makes nothing and markets no products'

A case of 'You scratch my back, and I'll stab theirs' ?

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Apple is like HITLER says Chinese billionaire

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But people loved Hitler

... cause mainly fools dared speak out.

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Smart meters are a ‘costly mistake’ that'll add BILLIONS to bills

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How many times have independent scientists ...........

.......................shown the government true stats only to have them brushed aside or removed from office.

No idea, but we know they cherry pick and ignore reality, that is if they actually know what reality is.

It is quite hard to tell.

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Re: Thanks Britian!

Nothing to do with 'left thinking'.

It is bandwagon lobbyists who have something to gain by fibbing!

Right wing if anything.

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Totally agree

We need to make sure the UK is last to use these, and even then they might not be secure.

Roll them out as current meters reach 'end of life specification'.

Zero waste there

I would also like to say that I monitor my own usage and think those savings are a whopping lie.

There would be zero saving here with a so called smart meter, and zero savings for everyone else if they don't get educated !

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All the flash world needs is more TLC, suggests report

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There's nought as cheap as chips.

So Trim all the Fat, boys

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Chip rumor-gasm: Intel to buy Altera! Samsung to buy AMD! ... or not

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Samsung AMD one sounds a bit rubbish

AMD has the xbox/playstion business but that is about it.

They would likely need to buy at a heavy discount, the only way looks down for AMD.

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