* Posts by john devoy

160 posts • joined 17 Jun 2008

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FURY erupts on streets of Brussels over greedy USA's data-slurping appetite

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Is this 2 way or is it designed to only benefit the USA as most of these treaties are?

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Europe's top court mulls vandal's right to privacy after bloke catches thug on home CCTV

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The problem is that common sense takes a back seat when a shyster lawyer sees a loophole.

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Feast your eyes: 10 'fortysomething' smart TVs

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LG suck dong

I would never pay extra for another LG 'smart' TV, paid over £100 extra for one a few years ago and LG removed almost every useful app one by one, it now doesn't support any paid for streaming service.

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Sinclair is back with the Spectrum Vega ... just as rubbish as the ZX

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The idea of a new zx speccy isnt bad, the problem is SOOOO many games are going to be unplayable on this since its missing all the keys; you're gonna sit at Press F1 screens forever unless it utilises some lame onscreen keyboard overlay.

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Murder suspect charged after pics of strangle victim posted on 4chan

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Hopefully this pathetic loser will spend the rest of a very long life in a harsh prison.

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Virgin 'spaceship' pilot 'UNLOCKED tailbooms' going through SOUND BARRIER

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Why are people surprised that a bunch of so called experts were wheeled out within hours? Modern news is more interested in being first with a story than being accurate.

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Samsung says teaming up with mobe-maker Microsoft could violate antitrust law

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Unfortunately you can't blame the companies for filing stupid obvious patents, if they don't a competitor will; the problem is the worthless US patent office.

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Radiohead(ache): BBC wants dead duck tech in sexy new mobes

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The way the government continues to push this tech that no-one wants you would almost believe they might have friends involved in DAB process somewhere. It's a worthless technology for anyone who doesn't live in a well supported big city.

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Hey, non-US websites – FBI don't have to show you any stinkin' warrant

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This seems to be US policy now, all foreigners have no rights and international law must bow to what bought US judges say is legal; and these are the people who hold themselves up as the example of truth and justice the rest of us should strive towards.

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Doctor Who becomes an illogical, unscientific, silly soap opera in Kill The Moon

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The problem is the BBC have given complete scripting power to a couple of people who are nowhere near as clever as they think they are; I've said it before but the writer really needs to get someone honest to proofread the stories and point out all the stupidity and plot holes.

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How the FLAC do I tell MP3s from lossless audio?

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There's also the point that some of todays pop music is mastered with the expectation it will be played back on shitty headphones/speakers to its clipped to hell while they to boost parts of the audio.

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Turn OFF your phone or WE'LL ALL DI... live? Europe OKs mobes, tabs non-stop on flights

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Air rage will go through the roof if they allow people to use phones as they like.

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Let it go, Steve: Ballmer bans iPads from his LA Clippers b-ball team

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I suspect his team players are within their rights to tell him to go f*ck himself.

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Quit drooling, fanbois - haven't you SEEN what the iPhone 6 costs?

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Re: OnePlus One

my lumia has fm radio.

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Farmville maker Zynga delays new games after losing 57 MILLION users

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Zynga destroyed farmville through greed, they just kept adding more farms until it became impossible to play the game without paying for speedups.

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Simian selfie stupidity: Macaque snap sparks Wikipedia copyright row

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If a monkey can't hold copyright then it should be down to...whos camera was it? This seems to be more about a growing trend for big online presences to think they're above the laws us peasants have to adhere to.

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Home-grown Xiaomi crushes Samsung in world's biggest market

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Re: Smart as they are, just not smart enough to do it on their own.

Aren't the germans considered the best at making cars that actually work rather than looking nice.

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Pentagon hacker McKinnon can't visit sick dad for fear of extradition

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You see a lot of US bashing because the US makes it so easy.

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Microsoft blasts sueball at Samsung over Android patent royalties

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nematoad: You're missing the point, bad things are only bad when it's NOT the USA doing them; If America kidnaps and tortures someone thats fine, if someone else does it...they are evil. If the USA decides that privacy laws and human rights don't matter then that's fine, as long it it's only 1 way.

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Indie ISP to Netflix: Give it a rest about 'net neutrality' – and get your checkbook out

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That's 4 words.

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Apple smacked with privacy sueball over Location Services

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Aren't these services needed for the lost/stolen phone system to work?

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Apple fanbois SCREAM as update BRICKS their Macbook Airs

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Is it standard for apple to say tough titty? or do they usually accept responsibility?

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Report: American tech firms charge Britons a thumping nationality tax

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They've always used the same lies to excuse it; Adobe were honest about it a few years ago, they charge a lot more in the EU...because they get away with it.

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Motorist 'thought car had caught fire' as Adele track came on stereo

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There needs to be a level of stupidity that warrants losing your license.

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Will the next US-EU trade pact prevent Brussels acting against US tech giants?

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If it's like any other agreement it will only go one way, to the USAs benefit.

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Hamas hacks Israeli TV sat channel to broadcast pics of Gaza wounded

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Arnold: Isn't part of the problem that the Jews believe they have a divine right to certain lands because god said they could have them? A flimsy reasoning if ever there was one.

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Re: Uggly

True, it's an illegal occupation interspersed with offers of peace talks, which inevitably end with the Israelis building more illegal encampments, then wondering why the people they are killing are being rude to them.

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'Apple is TERRIFIED of women’s bodies and women’s pleasure' – fresh tech sex storm

john devoy

This really should be listed under #firstworldproblems.

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Say goodbye to the noughties: Yesterday’s hi-fi biz is BUSTED, bro

john devoy

It's sad but most people today seem to have given up listening to quality music in favour of convenience.

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Journal that published Facebook emoto-furtle study: Proper boffins get CONSENT

john devoy

Facebook users are nothing but a commodity to be exploited by zuckerberg, i don't think he even tries to claim otherwise these days.

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British boffin tells Obama's science advisor: You're wrong on climate change

john devoy

I wonder which one is fighting for more funds to continue their research?

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JJ Abrams and Star Wars: I've got a bad feeling about this

john devoy

He would be hard pressed to make them worse than the prequels.

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

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This is how all US systems function isn't it? The one who can spend the most wins.

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Urinating teen polluted 57 Olympic-sized swimming pools - cops

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building a case

The only reason for such stupidity would be so they could go to court and provide hard details of the cost/damage done; there would be absolutely no medical/hygiene reason for wasting so much water.

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Nokia Camera guru: I'm finished being Finnish, and off to 'the company you're thinking of'

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I find it quite sad how many people will spend all their time at an event trying to film it on a shitty phone/tablet camera instead of actually enjoying themselves. "yay im just back from the U2 concert".."was it any good?"..."no idea, i was too busy filming it"

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Netflix FREEZES prices for existing UK users to stop them quitting vid-streaming service

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lack of content

I tried Netflix for a while until i realised that about 80% of my searches came back with no content. One of these services really needs to start stocking up on older stuff.

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6TB - big? Pah! Seagate plans to put out 8TB and 10TB MONSTERS

john devoy

Re: Increasing the wrong thing

I am willing to pay for it after having cheap WD green drives die on me, now im onto the WD blacks.

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Increasing the wrong thing

4tb is enough in 1 drive, too much when the hdd dies. Maybe it's time to put a freeze on capacity and work on the reliability.

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Leaked photos may indicate slimmer next-generation iPad

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Doesn't this mean when the super brittle glass of your ipad cracks, you need to replace the tft as well? even if that would have been undamaged before.

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Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update

john devoy

Well they DO tell you multiple times it is not a final release version.

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Report: Apple seeking to raise iPhone 6 price by a HUNDRED BUCKS

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I don't see the reasoning behind an iphone phablet costing more, surely the extra space lets them use slightly cheaper bigger parts.

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Hey, Michael Lewis: Stop DEMONISING Wall Street’s SUPERHUMAN high-speed trading

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I think he's implying that the financial institutions are full of thieving scumbags who will push any law as far as they can, and then a bit further...in the belief that if enough money is involved then governments will be too afraid to interfere.

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EE dismisses DATA-BURNING glitch with Orange Mail app

john devoy

Hehe i noticed the same thing. I'm sure phone shops run their own mini towers; so when you take in your phone and tell them it's a useless pile of crap that cant hold a signal they can show it working great.

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Bendy or barmy: Why your next TV will be curved

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Another gimmick

Curved TV screens are pointless unless you're sitting close enough to be aware of a wraparound effect, in which case you're probably going to go blind soon. Wide curved computer monitors make a lot more sense as you DO sit close enough to benefit from the wraparound effect.

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Nvidia gamers hit trifecta with driver, optimizer, and mobile upgrades

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It was just a shame these new drivers cause an instant crash on my system when i try to run minecraft; uninstalled within 30 mins.

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In Australia, protesting against Brendan Eich will be a CRIME

john devoy

If he wasn't breaking any law he's entitled to donate funds to whoever he likes; there's no law against being an ass. I thought the whole thing reeked of hypocrisy from both sides.

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I QUIT: Mozilla's anti-gay-marriage Brendan Eich leaps out of door

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It appears everyone is entitled to an opinion, as long as it agrees with everything the gay lobby want; otherwise you're a foaming at the mouth homophobe who may possibly be the reincarnation of Adolf Hitler.

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Italy has a clumsy new pirate-choker law. But can anyone do better?

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Little is being done properly because a lot of people ARE making money from home piracy; Home users are paying for faster ISP access, newsgroup/storage server access, storage HDDs. The only people NOT making money are the rights holders. If netflix etc all got together to create a service with the content available on usenet/torrents then a lot of people would pay for it.

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Elon Musk slams New Jersey governor over Tesla direct sales ban

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It's not a great mystery, the people running the dealerships will have bought off the required politicians needed to protect their businesses.

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Academic blames US for tech titans' tax dodge

john devoy

Elections don't pay for themselves; US politicians are bankrolled by people who expect favours to be returned.

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