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

john devoy

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

john devoy

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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CIA hacked Senate PCs to delete torture reports. And Senator Feinstein is outraged

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A hypocritical politician? say it isn't so.

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Candy Crush King went 'too far' when it candy crushed my app – dev

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Surely you've seen enough of these to realise patents and copyrights aren't valid unless the US office says so; we all know foreign given patents are a ploy to undermine the American way of life.

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Candy Crush dev stuffs EU 'candy' trademark down gob

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confused

I'm a little confused, from videos I've seen Candy Crush is nothing more than a bejeweled clone with a few tweaks; this means King feel its fine to rip off other people...but not ok for anyone to even appear to be doing it to them.

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Kiwi inventor's court win rains on Apple's parade

john devoy

Come on,what are the chances of a court in Cupertino going against apple?

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A whopping one in four Apple fanbois uses OBSOLETE TECH

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I wonder if this adoption rate is assisted by apple devices constantly asking you to update by flagging the little app update icon; people doing it just to get rid of it so they can see when they do actually have apps that need updated.

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Apple prepping 4K resolution 12.9-inch MaxiPad – report

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Re: Seems a bit pointless

If it's designed for studios then it wont be an ios ipad.

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Seems a bit pointless

4k res in a 12" tablet seems pointless, the battery life will suffer and the GPU would need a massive upgrade to actually do much at the full res, so we'd see a lot of up-scaled stuff totally negating having the 4k res in the first place.

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Brits won't have to pay for thieves' enormous mobe bills any more

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Re: PAYG...

Virgin seem incapable of clearly explaining any bill they give, not just with mobiles.

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US Supreme Court says 'no sale' to Amazon's New York sales tax appeal

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Time for change

It's time for governments to change the system so taxes are based on the location of the customer, we have too many giant companies abusing the current rules, soon they'll all be claiming they have no presence anywhere other than a closet in a shack near the coast off the Bahamas.

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REVEALED: How YOU PAY extra for iPHONES - even if you DON'T HAVE ONE

john devoy

Phone sellers deserve what they get for agreeing to such contracts; if they all boycotted the iphone6 Apple would soon change the deals.

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Microsoft bans XXXXBOX gamers for CURSING in online combat

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Age limits?

How is this policy affected by the age rating of the game? If a game is rated 16+ or 18+ then banning players for a few profanities would seem a bit out of place, people muttering to themselves when they make mistakes is a far cry from abuse of other players.

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Xbox One FAILS to beat PS3 - yes, PS 3 - week one sales

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total meh

They will both outsell the last gen, Nintendo is effectively out of the race now since the wii-u launched so early it's not considered next gen. That put's us down to a 2 horse race for hardcore gamers and Ninty for the kids/budget conscious. Given that we're all supposed to be totally broke its impressive that anyone is selling anything.

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Lavabit founder: Feds ORDERED email providers to stay open

john devoy

Lots of people coming up with solutions that suggest the NSA etc have to work within the law, recent events have clearly shown that they don't and that existing laws will be amended to suit them.

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Fury as OS X Mavericks users FORCED to sync contact books with iCloud

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Re: Nanny knows best

The days of iPhones being the bling phone are long gone, it's the most common phone around here.

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Facebook fans fuel FAGGOT FURY firestorm

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Re: 'Twas ever thus

I think the car gets priority because when you hit a car at 30-40mph it's not really the car that's going to suffer most.

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Here's what YOU WON'T be able to do with your PlayStation 4

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blatant lies

Sony are full of crap if they suggest not playing MP3 or audio discs is an oversight, it's a blatant attempt to force ps4 users into subscribing to the ps4's music streaming service.

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'It's a joke!' ... Bill Gates slams Mark Zuckerberg's web-for-the-poor dream

john devoy

He does seem to be the only billionaire giving away a lot of money on a regular basis, not as a 1 off look good act. He's also putting the money where it matters, easing suffering and not trying to sell them worthless shit.

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When your lying in a hut shitting your guts out, i'm not sure the ability to post the fact on your facebook wall is going to help much.

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Virgin Media only puts limited limits on its Unlimited service

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Little true choice

I'm stuck with Virgin cos there's no alternative; If i switch to a non cable ISP my maximum speed will be 4mbit.

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