* Posts by john devoy

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Another chance to win a 6TB Western Digital Black hard drive

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"I should have stuck with my original butterfly tattoo idea"

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So unfair! Teachers know what’s happening on students' fondleslabs

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They shouldn't be submitting work electronically unless its multimedia based, idle teachers will be producing a generation of people who can't write.

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Windows 10 growth flattens out to 30 per cent per week

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Re: Only 30% a week?

Just the way the tech press works, anything MS does sucks while apple could release an iphone that sets peoples hands on fire and they would lawd it as a new hand warming system.

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PALE, MALE AND STALE: Apple reveals it has just ONE black exec

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I attended a talk a couple of months ago given by the guy who spearheaded early xbox development, he said the sad fact was most of the team were men simply because women didn't apply.

You can't fix the problem with 'affirmative action', that's simply reverse racism/sexism where the best person for job is excluded because they don't meet your quota.

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Free Windows 10 upgrades from Microsoft will FLATTEN PC sales

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You can trust benchmarks about as far as you can fart them; Various big names have been caught adding routines specifically to generate fake results to popular benchmarks.

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unlikely

I think most windows users are sane enough not to even consider an apple watch, a pointless vanity object.

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CAUGHT: Lenovo crams unremovable crapware into Windows laptops – by hiding it in the BIOS

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Microsoft....working hard to screw up your system, when a BSOD just isn't good enough.

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Budget UHD TVs arrive – but were the 4Kasts worth listening to?

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That casing looks the same as the low end Panasonic 4k screen, except the Panasonic supports HEVC for Netflix 4k and it uses active 3d.

The nVidia 970/980 cards are supposed to have HDMI 2.0 out.

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More UK broadband for bumpkins, but have-nots still ain’t happy

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Re: Failure on a practical but also a political level

Hopefully BT will be punished when one of the low orbit grids comes online, i live about 50 meters outside Glasgow boundary...the biggest city in Scotland, and there's no BT fibre in my area.

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choice

If you choose to live in the arse end of nowhere then you run the risk of poor services. Elon Musks plan for a low orbit satellite grid should solve the problem.

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Apple tries to patent facial recognition

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It doesn't matter that facial recognition has been around for ages, all Apple has to do is file in US patent office and prepare a Californian judge to back it up.

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Dead device walking: Apple iPod Touch 6th generation

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Re: Tempting for devs?

It gives you a 'cheap' entry point for dev work; it also gives you full access to the IOS app/game ecosystem but allows you to keep your old phone which is very likely to be a hell of a lot cheaper than an iphone contract.

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Seagate bleeding sales as PC downturn starts to hit hard

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Seagate also got a bad reputation lately for the quality of their HDDs.

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Apple pulls Civil War games in Confederate flag takedown

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Re: Fast track to offense

The United States in general stands for racism, it's not as if the problems are all in Southern states.

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Ridiculous

This shows how much money talks in the USA, don't blame the guns...blame a flag for his murders. If the next killer flies the red white and blue will they ban that as well and just fly a picture of a fat man stuffing a McD into his face from now on?

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Amazon enrages authors as it switches to 'pay-per-page' model

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Why are people surprised?

I am amazed that people are so surprised at this, contrary to anything Amazon may say about empowering authors etc they are in the business of making money; I'm only surprised they haven't yet tried to claim joint authorship of anything put on their service. We will probably see a lot of much longer books now.

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Silk Road boss Ross Ulbricht to spend LIFE in PRISON without parole

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Re: Take a good look

Murder , Extortion and Torture don't count when it's the US government doing it.

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Look out, law abiding folk: UK’s Counter-Extremism Bill slithers into view

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Re: oh Dear

Yes, how dare those pesky Scots try to control their own laws.

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PICTURE-TASTIC: Microsoft woos devs to HoloLens virtuo-goggs

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Well that tagline says it all, MS could release the cure to cancer and tech sites like this would berate it in preference of Apple releasing iTurd...a turd in a can.

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Microsoft: Profit DECIMATED because you people aren't buying PCs

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It's a sign of todays rampant greed when only 6.5% growth is being touted as impending failure.

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Videogame publishers to fans: Oi, freetard! STOP RESURRECTING our dead titles online

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Give them a choice

Okay, if they want to block users modifying old games to keep them going then they should be legally obliged to support their online games; If i have bought a game with an online option then they should keep the servers for that game running for the next 75years until copyright runs out. Gaming took a downhill turn when the shysters in suits took over, they really do want to eat their cake and still have it don't they.

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Microsoft's top legal eagle: US cannot ignore foreign privacy laws

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Why wouldn't the USA ignore privacy laws? They ignore all other laws when it suits them.

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Sony tells hacked gamer to pay for crooks' abuse of PlayStation account

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Is this the same Sony that recently suffered a major hack and ran about bleating that hackers were evil and it wasn't Sonys fault?

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HUGE Aussie asteroid impact sent TREMORS towards the EARTH'S CORE

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Isn't the velocity as important than the size?

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UK Supreme Court waves through indiscriminate police surveillance

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Does this apply to politicians as well, or are they exempt?

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Re: UK Govt are idiots

Not so stupid, I have little doubt they will have exempted themselves from this.

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My self-driving cars may lead to human driver ban, says Tesla's Musk

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Have they actually tested this on roads that are NOT wide multi lane roads? How about country roads or built up European towns?

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Dread Pirate Roberts' first mate Peter Nash faces life behind bars

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Re: The US justice system...

Try broken and corrupt.

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'Giving geo-engineering to this US govt is like giving a CHILD a LOADED GUN'

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Too late

It is now too late to stop the damage from climate change, the USA preferred to argue about causes rather than solutions. While we try to limit the effects we should be looking at new ways of dealing with hurricanes/floods and droughts.

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Which of UK's major ISPs will let you have exotic p0rn? NONE OF THEM

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iPlayer is usually ok; the real farce is virgins own TVanywhere service, it's a worthless buffering mess for me and i'm on 100mb.

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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

john devoy

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?

john devoy

Re: OnePlus One

my lumia has fm radio.

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Farmville maker Zynga delays new games after losing 57 MILLION users

john devoy

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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