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Only a merciful BULLET can really save a RHINO, say Texas hunters

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If his sperm count is still valid then he will remain usefull...The torro no longer has to be in the same field....

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Re: Strange Logic

Jaun Carlos indeed has a very poor track record with hunting/guns/killing. I just read that he actually killed his own brother in a shooting accident and also some other strange story about hunting drunk bears....

And apparently the Elephant kills can also be bought at auction......

The Guardian's story

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Killing the rhino is not the only choice, so no, it doesn't make sense. Conservation would keep the animal alive but well away from the others.

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Strange Logic

The rich b*****d could simply help fund without the kill and use some of the money to take that Black Rhino and put it somewhere else, away from the others and out of harms way. it's not like the national parcs have a lack of space.......

This appears to be a pathetic excuse for a rich man to go hunting endagered species. What's the betting that he keeps the head/horn as a trophy....

There are times where hunting can be justified but this is not one of them.

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In a meeting with a woman? For pity's sake DON'T READ THIS

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I don't understand this either, you are accepting customers money but are obviously not providing the service.

A 1 hour SLA is usually a very expensive contract and it requries dedicated staff. it sounds as if you are not being entirely honest with your clients.

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Agreed

In my book, anyone that uses a phone/device in a meeting is saying " I am more important than you or your meeting and I have more important things to attend to". OK, in that case don't ever expect anything but my most minimal attention during your meetings.

Worse than the phone though, is the bastards that turn up late.........that really gets on my nerves and I become very vocal about the issue.....

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Want to keep the users happy? Don't call them users for a start

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BOFH reprisal

I just realised that no-one has yet mention the word "luser" , Mr Travaglia will not be amused....

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Simples really

If you want to provide a good service for the "Clients" of the IT system the solution is quite simple.

Put yourself into their position: Sit behind their desk, learn a little of the "chore" that they have to perform and understand how you as an IT Professional can help alleviate the burden. Solving their problems might cause some new problems for you but it is usually short term.

In IT, I feel that we are lucky to have interesting jobs, for the most part.... Personally I would hate to be sat in front of a computer doing accounting, or working in the claims dept. etc... So if we can make their life’s easier, it also undoubtedly will make our lives easier..

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Apple's Hacker Princess really needs to stay away from Idaho cops

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Re: Back in the day

Worse, they will simply remove the 4th amendment..

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It's NOT an iPad - but that's FINE: I learned to LOVE Microsoft's Surface 2

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It actually does exist, or at least according to the OED it does, it's just that it is considered as a nonstandard word.

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The importance of complexity

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The closest that I got was a similar problem, determing the shortest path between two points. It was only after we had tried, failed, sweated and failed some more that were shown/explained Diijkstras solution to this problem, which at first seems to be so very easy.... Think again

The problem was given after having received our first examples of recursion..

Never have I had the fortune/misfortune of being given this kind of "puzzle" within my professional career. I ended up doing "Systems Engineering" related stuff..

I admit to the fact that I was not mathematically minded, or at least not enough to have ever gone very far down that path.

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Keyboard fatigue? Now you can SCRAWL in Gmail and Google Docs

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Re: What usage ?

@Spartacus

Yes, the furniture example really strikes home the usefullness. A few days ago I took an picture of one of our racks and one of our patch panels, I then connected he note my PC, copied the image made a some annotations on it and then sent it to a coloeague. The idea never once struck me to annotate directly on the note...

@AC

Just for your info, I bought a note for the ability to surf the web on a reasonable sized screen. The fact that it also had the stylus was a bonus. No, I didn't see the ad for the sole reason that I do not possess a television.

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Re: What usage ?

Ahhh. Three quite different usages

@Notas : A learning tool.

I am not currently learning any other alphabet, I did learn to read and write Hebrew when I was younger and I can easilly understandy your usage method. Hebrew is nowhere near as complicated as Chinese but as an electronic/instant "character verifier" I can understand how I could have learned to write even quicker. If Google picks up the letter you obviously know that it is well written....

@Samuel : As a personal secretary/note taker.

Why is evernote an advantage, is it simply because Evernote is good a filing things later oe is there another reason. I have evernote bit I have always used the Samsung Apps for handwriting, I hadn't even considered the idea that I could use OCR with other apps, I need to give it a try.

@Spartacus : As a professional note/scribbling tool..

Yes, this was the closest example to what I have already been doing, except that I did not consider the idea of taking photos and annotating them, I always drew a very basic plan and added the dimensions. The final result wouild have been a lot clearer if I had thought of integrating the image.....( facepalm for me).

Interesting to see/learn how others can/do use it. I think I jhave been overlooking the fact that I only use in a standalone manner whereas each of you seem to use it in conjunction with others tools... I need to rethink my strategy.....

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What usage ?

I have had several devices, touchscreen laptop ( old resistance version), palm, 7" tablet and 5" smartphone on which I am/was capable of writing but unfortunately I never ever found the need.

I have scribbled a couple of notes on the Galaxy Note whilst doing some DIY round the house but it has never gone further than a noting couple of numbers or dimensions.

I honsestly can't think if a good reason for using the handwriting/scribbling that these devices offer. I have never owned a Wacom pad so I do not know if they are the same/better/worse or have other benefits, that's a bit out of scope anyway.

Does anyone actually use the handwriting/scribbling on a daily basis, if so for what usage ? Serious question, I would love to think that there is a usage for which I beneft ony ma current devices.

-------------->>>>>>>> Icon for inquiring mind

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Snap-happy blogger babe posts catcalling blokes' mugshots online

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Re: It must get really, really boring

>expand your horizons beyond your little world

You really can't help yourself can you....

Avez vous, pour un seul moment, reflechi sur la fait que, peut-etre, l'anglais n'est pas ma langue principal ?

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Re: It must get really, really boring

不需要对不起,我不是侮辱。

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Re: It must get really, really boring

@Bronny.

It appears that the world is a very hostile place for you, personally I can't change that for you nor am I responsable for that, it is actually a very hostile world for all of us. Unfortunately your comment reads like a rant, you express yourself as though you speak for all women, which is not the case ( Eddy doesn't like that idea either).

The general attitude that you give is one of an extremely angry person, no-one can ever hope to discuss anything with any angry person, hence my complete lack of desire to reply to your remarks.

@ADG

Please read back through the various comments and I believe that you will find that the many of the comments were blown out of proportion, citing examples that were not within the context of the article. Again as I mentioned above, far too many times I was replied with examples of the most extreme cases which completely construes the context.

Up until the Bronny "remarks" I read and accepted your statements in an honest manner, I would not consider that as being a troll.

Far too many of the remarks from Bronny and Eddy are skewed in a manner in which they would rather imply something about my character rather than actually construct an argument, it says more about them that it does about me.

@Eddy

Personal insults or their inference do not help your argumentation.

Je vous laisse à vos pensées, bon soirée.

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Re: It must get really, really boring

@Bronny,

You sound like a very reasonable person, which would you like to bring back first, hanging or decapitation ?

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Re: It must get really, really boring

@ADG ( Quote from wikipedia - It says precisely how I see what contemporary society is moving towards)

Historians now regard the Victorian era as a time of many contradictions, such as the widespread cultivation of an outward appearance of dignity and restraint together with the prevalence of social phenomena such as prostitution and child labour.

In relation to the world population, I agree. But with something like an "increase of 200 000 people per day, it is quite obvious that the primal instinct to is a strong as ever. Unfortunately the growing lack of resources does not worry many of the worlds population..... They have problems controlling their instincts.....

@Eddy Ito

>I guess the equivalent of "too sensitive" today is being part of the "PC brigade".

You have summed it up perfectly..... ironic that same "PC Brigade", "Too sensitive" crowd usually also belong to the religious crowd that you mentioned further up.

>To her last day she simply couldn't understand what was wrong with calling someone a nigger

Calling someone a name means nothing, what is important is how those words are used. The word nigger, although socially acceptable many years ago has now become taboo. The fact the word has become taboo though does not change the attitudes of those that use/used it, and this noes not necassarily mean that their attirude was negative or derogatory..

I grew up using the word "handicapped" to describe those with a disability, today they have been given the title "mobility challenged" or something similar. Has that changed changed anything about the way that I see those people, of course it hasn't...... My attitude has not changed, only the words. Apparently today it would be a social faux pas to call someone handicapped.

Now think about those who are catcalling, do they really want the woman, to "show her tits" as mentionned above. Of course they don't. From what I have seen and experienced it has never been more than idle banter or fun. OK, there may exist etreme cases but the extreme cases are no longer catcalling....it then moves into the realm of psychological disturbance or similar, which is not this issue of this article.

The PC Brigade will keep pushing issues like this because they believe that it will resolve what exactly ? Contemporary society has far more important issues to worry about than issues like this.

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Re: It must get really, really boring

>Timid people suffer from timidity

Ok then in your book timid people suffer from what exactlly if it is not timidity?

>Timid people are a minority

They are certainely not a majority, or at least not in the world that I live in and because of the work and activity then I am involved in I meet many varying people from many varying backgrounds everyday.

>No, I'm sure the people in your circle only catcall and whistle at people they

1st I do not belong to the group of people that Catcall or Whistle at others.

>that's the most respectful way to communicate and get a woman's attention

If thats the only way in which some people can gain attention from others then so be it.

>Then again, perhaps they don't have a pair big enough to walk over and introduce themselves in a civilized manner that isn't threatening.

Not all men were born Casanovas

Todays PC brigade have become experts at knee jerk reactions whereby the commonest of actions is to be condoned. As the saying goes people that live in glass houses.........

I have never met anyone that is perfect and that has nothing to hide. On relative scales everyone is a wrong-doer to someone else. Listending to some of the comments and reactions aI am surprised that many of you have not requested for capital punishment to be reintroduced.

The fragility of many people today is becoming frightening. For some strange reason they seem to expect to ive in some kind if utopia witht eh angels.... Unfortunately man is an animal, he is a hunter and gatherer that must struggle inorder to survive. His instincts will always resurface no matter how hard you try and push them down.

I do not particulary condone the behaviour of the CatCallers but I certainely do not condone the behaviour of the PC brigade that would rather stifle anything that remotely resembles some harmelss fun..

Of course the typical knee jerk reaction is to find the most extreme and rare case possible and exemplify it in order to make ones case. Fortunately for the rest of mankind those extreme cases are just that extreme and rare.

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Re: It must get really, really boring

>As a guy who doesn't suffer it, that's not a call you get to make for the opposite gender.

I can't think of any reason for which men can't be on the receiving end. You personally might not but this is definately not a gender specific issue.

>"Should we stop all forms of compliments to unknown women ?"

By including "in private - on a dark street." This completely changes the context which has no bearing to my intial question/remark.

>You are comparing an apple and an orange. Shouting "Nice tits!" across a road is rather different to smiling to someone who serves you, or holding a door open.

As I previously mentioned Cat-Calling where I am from is usually guys whistling at women, you have pushed the barrier much further and moved into another context.

>We can't cater to that without causing offence to the majority of others. So their fragile little ego is going to have to learn to cope without morons publicly objectifying them.

Ah, so you pick and choose what you cater too according to what ? I honestly don't imagine that it is the "majority" of women that suffer from CatCalling either, so we probably shouldn't cater to them either. You are delibarately picking and choosing your victims, it's either one law for everone or for no-one.

>Some women might quite like being groped in public.

And now you have really upped thte game and we are suddently talking about groping women.. That is a far cry from a guy whistling across the street and completely out of context.

>Street harassment is a problem. Not for me or you, but to a lot of quite timid women who just happen to look pretty, it is a revolting and unpleasant experience.

Please define the word "harrassement" it is a vague term which I am sure you would be unable to define in a manner in which everyone would eventually be capable of stating that they suffer from it.

Timid people suffer from timidity, any public exposure will create a problem for them ,I think it would be extremely rare that a timid person was cat called after, they usually do not portray the kind of characters that interest CatCallers. Again timid people are a minority, according to your remarks we should not cater for the minority.

>It is NOT cool to shout compliments at strangers.

No one is saying it is cool, those are your words.

>So what your saying is that because some women quite like being treated like trash and pieces of meat it should be ok to publicly treat all women like that?

Again you are using your own words to describe what you "think" is in the mind of someone else, major mistake.

I have never seen anyone pay a compliment to or whistle after someone that they consider as a piece of trash or a piece of meat. This is pure conjecture on your behalf.

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Re: It must get really, really boring

@AGD

Again I agree in principal with some of your arguments, but

>It is not a game if there is no choice whether to participate. Ignoring a comment aimed at you that you obviously heard is recognised as a response, so the target has no choice about participation.

As soon as we walk within any public place we are subjected to such actions. It might be kids making fun of the colour of your coat, a passerby smiles at you in order to convey his happiness, a group of skinheads who scowl because you walk to quickly ...... There are a million occasions in which you have no choice about participation. It's part of living in society, we have no control over these events. The world would be a very boring place if we did.

>We are not only animals, we are the story-telling chimpanzee, that changes the world through our stories. We have more effective responses to exciting situations than screaming, jumping up and down and throwing shit.

Agree, we are highly evolved animals but our evolution did not change our primal instincts, they have always remained. The survival of our species depends on only one vital instinct, procreation. There needs to be an attraction between the opposite sexes. There will always be mating calls and rituals of one kind or another, they are part of the pro-creation rituals.

The mating rituals may differ in relation to social upbringing and what is acceptable for one might not be acceptable for the other.

Where do you define the line between what is accetable and what is not. ( I do agree that there has to be limits but it is an extremely difficult task to define them)

CatCalling = non-acceptable

? = acceptable

@Rosey

I presume that you are simply speaking for yourself... I am not convinced that the whole of woman-kind would agree. Some women loath the idea of being completely ignored... There's plenty of bimbos/starlets/wanabees that can testify to that...

I think that what is worrying is contemporary societies, western, ironic refusal of anything like Sharia law but at the same time it's acceptance/revival of Victorian values.

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Re: It must get really, really boring

For the moment the only thing discussed is women/men who do not accept Call Calling.

What about the people that actually do find it acceptable, the women that feel flattered, the men that accept the attention, who then in turn respond favorably to the attention ..

I agree that Coca Cola, like most advertising, are being manipulative but they are suing techniques for which they know that the masses will respond. That doesn't mean to say they are correct but it is hard to deny that the fact that they do know their audience. They are appealing to some very basic instincts and they are usually very successful with it..

>It does alert other members of the group, and seeks to increase status within the group ("look what I've found", "see, she recognises my power")

I agree in principal with your argument but you mention it as though it is a bad thing.......We are only animals after all.

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Re: It must get really, really boring

>I would interpret cat-calls as a combination of territorial claim, group bonding, and intimidation/threat to outsiders.

Maybe we have a different understanding of Cat Calling. Where I am from Cat Calling is stereotypically what would be expected rom a building worker who sees a good looking woman on the other side of the street and whistles, in a particular manner, to attract her attention. He is hoping that she will react positively even though he knows he doesn't have a chance of picking her up, its a harmless game really... He is being masculine, she is being feminine etc etc One of the Coca Cola ( coke light I think) ads uses the opposite scenario in one of their ads. ( I think it is office women and men window washers, there are several different ads)

I don't recognize any "territorial claim, group bonding, and intimidation/threat " in that. Unless of course we are talking about two completey different scenarios...

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Re: It must get really, really boring

Judging by some of what goes on in our world I certainely would not say that some people have moved past the Caveman stage.. ( Or should that be CavePerson).

One of the difficulties in this situation lies in the fact that the cat calling is actually a compliment. .

>right to judge and comment on your external biological arrangement

This is actually one of our more primal instincts and nothing will ever change that fact, personally I hope I never stop being attracted to women because of their "external biological arrangement". Nature is full of beautiful things, women are part of nature.....

Cat calling, or wolf whistling, might be a little stupid but I would definately not call it demeaning.

Should we stop all forms of compliments to unknown women ?. Should we also stop smiling, holding the door open etc... For me this is another case of being unnecassarily PC. It is a minor act performed by a very small minority.

This woman is likely to do far more damage then those men.

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Unsupervised Brit kids are meeting STRANGERS from the INTERNET

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Now we are getting to the real point.

Online Safety is moot - the internet is not a dangerous place per se.

The usage of the internet "can" be dangerous though, it's similar to a loaded gun, as long as you don't touch the trigger it won't go bang.

How many parents would give their kids a loaded gun to play with, without any supervision or training ?

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Baldness fix from foreskin follicles

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Short and curly crowd

It would make it easy to recognize those that had the transplant. Simply look for the the group with short and curlies on the heads.....

I feel sorry for those that already have short and curly hair....

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Now swallow: Microsoft hands out cure for Surface RT tabs killed by Win 8.1

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Re: Deity grade output

@◘AC 05:00

I think you will find that it is an almost impossible task to completely debug any application, above a certain complexity, which is 100% fit for the general public.

It it the market that defines the necessity for ever increasing updates, service packs and versions. This increase creates the terrible situation of reducing software quality. It's easy to spot, all of the big players are guilty of it, MS, Apple, Google and even linux to a certain extent.

If I addition the amount of downtime that I have had in the last 20 years it would add up to a tiny tiny percentage of the uptime, I find this more than acceptable... Maybe you require 100% uptime, in that case write your own dsoftware, when you are finished writing it, we will see how you fare.

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Re: Serves you right

Thank your deity that they do actually exist because if not there would be no testing of anything in the real world situations..

If everyone behaved as you do then we would ALL be in a sorry state....

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Microsoft pulls Win 8.1 RT code which upgraded Surface 'slabs into BRICKS

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Re: Bricked or somewhat confused. @Khaptain

@Mort

Then in that case I would happily, for free, accept that "bricked" device that some people don't know how to un-brick, or doesn't know a friend or a techie to take care of it for them..

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Re: Bricked or somewhat confused. @Khaptain

I would hazard to say that :

If the only person that can get your device working again is the manufacturer then it should be classified as bricked.

Otherwise it is just temporarily "confused". I really can't think of a suitable adjective to replace confused - incapacitated, out of order ....

If you, a techie friend can get it back up running without the manufacturers help then it is not bricked. The original bloggers post will probably recieve a lot of traffic from NonTechnically minded people looking for a solution. No one wants to suffer the pain of sending back tot the manufacturer if they can avoid it.

I initially used the word confused because during the boot routine the boot loader can't find a particular file and cannot proceed as expected, thereby leaving it in a "confused" state.... It had no viable alternative solution other than to panic or remain in an endless loop.

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Re: Bricked or somewhat confused.

>As the original blogger, I'd be more inclined to call it "stuffed" than bricked. For the "ordinary" user though I'd say there isn't a whole lot of difference,

I would disagree, on the XDA forums there were many newbies, neophytes, non techies looking for solutions to their problems. They eventually learned that "bricked" meant irrefutably damaged....

It is extremely important for the users to know/learn that their expensive toy is only slightly "confused" ( there I used by own technical term).

Bricked has become/is becoming synonymous with "f***ed" and we know this is not the case. Using the correct terminlogy/analogy is highly important for all involved.

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Re: Bricked or somewhat confused.

>Create a recovery disk....

>Well most non tech savvy people wont have done that when they got the machine and once its "bricked" they won't be able to create one

One of two things here.

1 : TLDR

The problem is nothing more than a missing/corrupt file - not exactly the end of life for the tablet that now is it.

2 : You don't actually understand what is required in order to "create a recovery disk". It can be done from almost any version of windows above XP.

Quote from original blog.

NOTE: You can create a USB recovery drive using ANY Windows computer running XP or above. You could probably even do it on a Linux machine. You just need to be able to format the USB drive as FAT32 and extract .zip files!

As I mentioned above anyone with a "modicum" of tech savvy can repair this... It does not equate to a bricked device..

Also I note that the original blogger did not call it a bricked device , only the "ITNews" website did that, followed by a poor El Reg hack that decided to copy the article and add a "sensational title"........

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Re: Bricked or somewhat confused.

>For someone with enough (WIndows-specific) technical skills, recovering from something like this might be reasonably easy. But for the average person (ie someone un-technical enough to have been daft enough to buy one of these) it amounts to the same thing.

It is not really very important who eventually recovers the device, be it the owner, a friend or a technicien . What is important is that the device can be recovered. A truly bricked device can't, it literaly becomes a brick, whilst this is not the case.

There won't be many people stupid enough to simply throw away such an expensive device without doing at least a bit of research on how to get it repaired, which fortunately for them they will be able to do or at least have done for them..

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Bricked or somewhat confused.

If it can be recovered it is definitely not bricked....

Bricked = Irrecoverable = some of the ROMs avaialable on XDA were "bricking" galaxy notes for a short time, due to the ROM triggering memory problems that had been incorrectly addressed by Samsung. The devices were rendered completely useless and impossible to recover ( fully).....

There is a HUGE difference between bricked and confused.

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America: Land of the free, still home of the BIGGEST spammers on the planet

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Proud to be amexican

The US prides itself on being the best at dodgy drugs, genital enhancements, and get-rich-quick schemes, as well as spreading malware.

TFTFY

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Japanese pussies slurp 'meow meow' sex wine

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Risqué

El Reg promoting Pussy Juice........ even though the bottle/label looks was made by Slapper and Co.

------------>>>> Tux is happy at the idea

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Terminator-style robot busts leg in martial arts demo mishap

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Narcissism

Are there any practical reasons for robot builders to build robots in the syle of Homo Sapiens ? Apart from the obvious narcissistic reasons.

Personally I think that the Boston Dynamics Big Dog is a far more practical.

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Snowden: 'I have data on EVERY NSA operation against China'

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Childcatcher

"This guy is an attention seeking shitbag."

I think that Sigmund Freud classified this kind of remark as "Psychological Projection"

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Re: @CHarles 9

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1918_flu_pandemic.

Somehere between 50 and 100 million in one fell swoop..

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China is not a problem

The tactics of the American govt on foreign soil don't really matter to most people, we are well aware that this has been going since at least the Cold War. Snowden is not really brining much to light here.

The only things truly interesting in Snowdens adventure are the proof and scale by which the Yanks and the Brits are spying on their own people.

Some might say protecting us from within but it's already too late.. Once you have the flu, no amount of pills or medecine will cure it. The best cure for the flu is to avoid catching it, ie. avoid others that already have it. In other words, it's about time that we stopped poking our noses into other people business.

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ITU to Europe: One charger for all mobes good. One to rule them ALL? Better

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Re: great news

Friday's appearance of the "Ubiquitous" Grammar Nazi.... ------------>>>>>>>>>>>

Mea culpa, I can't think of many other commentards that make as many spelling mistakes as I do, but ubiquos just looked weird...

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'Microsoft Word is a tyrant of the imagination'

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Re: Mircosoft makes 'Productivity Software' sound like an xymoron

Or a very confused male.

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Beyond: Two Souls - the game that thinks it's a Hollywood blockbuster

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Too much realism is not a good thing

I bought heavy rain because I had presumed it would be an immersive game with a good story line.....I hated it, it was like being handheld and walked, very slowly, through a very long winded and boring movie studio.

They added too many "human realistic" elements, which added the unfortunate side effect of removing the "fantasy / imagination" from the game.. By doing this they also removed the playability and the fun that gaming requires.

I don't mind the overall ambience, dark, shady, sombre but for the love of gaming it has to remain a game.

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A $17.3bn fine, you say? Samsung begs for five-year patent war truce

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Re: Sad Situation

@You need to either read the book "Atlas Shrugged" or watch the movies to get a clue.

I read Atlas Shrugged many years ago and Ayn Rand made a fine job of describing various philiosophical conditions although I really don't see how they relate to my post. As someone mentioned above, Atlas Shrugged is a fantasy novel which has nothing to do with factories or workers. Ayn Rand is a philospopher, she writes about the human condition. The characters and situations are purely allegorical....

>No one invests in companies that lose money. If you have a retirement account....your money IS invested in companies that are profitable. If you're relying on the government to support you in your old age...well then your just a fool IMO.

I think you will find that in the present/near future investing in companies will turn out to be far more dangerous than simply learning how to live for oneself.. Recwent event have shown us that your retirement account is no longer safe nor garaunteed.

>Nothing of value is ever free in life. Anyone who is willing to work hard, should reap the rewards of their labor. Not the lazy POS watching from the side and giving opinions on how to do things.

Most people that work in companies actually work very well. There will always be one ot two that are difficult but that can't be avoided. It's called being human, unless of course you know about a factory that is 100% lazy people.... Care to cite some examples...

And pray tell me how do you know what I have or have not done in my life. I think you would be very surprised but let's leave that for another day...

>Nothing of value is ever free in life. Anyone who is willing to work hard, should reap the rewards of their labor. Not the lazy POS watching from the side and giving opinions on how to do things.

I completely agree and I do not believe that I said anything to the contrary.

>Best wishes keeping what YOU earned

What I have earned as an Employer or as an Employee changes nothing about the fact that I had to work hard at both.... You appear to have fallen into the syndrome that Employers work harder than employees....

They don't they simply have different objectives...

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Sad Situation

It doesn't really matter whether it is Google, Apple or Samsung, I feel that we have arrived at a sad state of affairs whereby any company or any commission has to create or deal with such situations.

These large companies are becoming far too powerful for anyone’s good. I honestly can't think of any good reasons for companies being allowing gaining such power/wealth. (The banks are the first to blame for this catastrophe).

They have taken the ideals of capitalism to the upper limits and are starting to push beyond... collapse is the obvious next stage.......

Companies should exist for people, not the other way round...

------>>>>>> Thumbs down for the sickening corporate attitudes.

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Google shares surf ad-destroying mobile tsunami to RECORD HIGH

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Is it worth it for the business

Has anyone ever seen any studies that show the effective ratios of Google AdWords cost vs increase in revenue ? Who truly makes money except for Google... If everyone is using Google Adwords then no-one really has any competitive advantage, excpet for the highest bidder, in which case it is Google that wins.

Google adwords quickly becomes a very expensive "requirement" for a business, especially when you are in a competitive market. ( Niche products are a different story, the adwords are much much cheaper).

I always wonder how many business actually use Google Adwords simply because they feel that it is a requirerment rather than a sound investment. Do any business's close down because they don't use Google ?

I don't like Google but I will give them credit for being very very successfull. I can't even begin to imagine what it would take to knock them of their pedestal..

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Windows 8.1: Read this BEFORE updating - especially you, IT admins

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Re: Microsoft Partner Downloads

I am not sure that it would be Richard Dawkins that talked about judgement from a higher power......n'est-ce pas.

I will wait to try it before proclaiming that it is crud.... ( Ok I already have a good idea but I will wait and try it all the same).

I want to see how much I control the Enterprise version really gives over TIFKAM. W8 runs on relatively small machines so I am interested in the system but I am not overly hot about TIFKAM and the Store.

I am at the stage where upgrading users means moving to W7 or W8, W9 will be too far away before refresh comes up. I know and use W7 so it's definately an option but I really would like to see if W8.1 could also be an option..

We can't run linux because of various in-house applications....most of the Oracle owned ones......

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Re: Microsoft Partner Downloads

Yep same problem, I have tried from both work and from home, the downloads interupts after a certain amount of time and it is impossible to continue without the download corrupting.

Have tried with IE and with Chrome, no difference, same problem. I have also tried different languages French and English and also 32bit and 64bit , no differencc

The most that I have managed so far is 1.76 Gb.... download interupts, continue download...... download finishes but each time it finishes incomplete...

MS servers must be in a semi panic state.......

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Twitter hires Google ad exec: Microblogging? We've heard of it

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Re: How many ads can be sold globally.....

I don't know if the clicks are really important, I was always of the understanding that the constant presence of the ads was the "subliminal" factor that pushed us towards product A rather than product B.

I have never ever intentionally clicked on any either but I have noteiced that the ads often portray material that I have recently bought not what I intend to buy. Especially with things that I have bought or searched on Amazon.

I spend too much time researching the up, downs, advantages and problems with any item before I buy them anyway, so the publicity doesn't really have any effect.

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