* Posts by WonkoTheSane

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Tired tablets don't tickle the imagination, so sales fall again

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Re: Marketers can't think the unthinkable

Looks like I have a fan. One person votes EVERY post I make down.

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Re: Marketers can't think the unthinkable

Looks like a Marketroid reads El Reg. Why else vote me down?

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Marketers can't think the unthinkable

Maybe the reason tablet sales are down is because EVERYONE WHO WANTS ONE HAS ONE?

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Bloke cuffed for blasting low-flying drone with shotgun

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Re: Na Na Nana Na(not a coward-forgot password)

Having read the original article, it seems the drone was operating at BELOW roof height (approx 10 feet), and stopping at intervals to ogle sunbathing girls, including HIS daughters!

See http://www.wdrb.com/story/29650818/hillview-man-arrested-for-shooting-down-drone-cites-right-to-privacy

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Re: 40mm Glock

Most likely a Glock MODEL 40 which is a 10mm calibre weapon

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Samsung emits mobe charging monitor. For your 'active lifestyle'

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Been done

Ikea also sell lamps & bedside tables with built-in charging pads.

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SPACESUIT, once FOUND ON MOON: Crowd action saves it for the public

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Go

Stretch goal added

New target $700,000 to add Alan Shepard's suit to the display.

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HP slaps dress code on R&D geeks: Bin that T-shirt, put on this tie

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Incite a rebellion

HP's R&D folk should invest in a job lot of t-shirts with this on them:-

http://static3.paizo.com/image/product/catalog/OWD/OWD8013_500.jpeg

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Keep your stupid drones away from piloted aircraft, rages CAA

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Re: THE solution

Sadly, that's already been proven to be unpossible.

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SPECTRE-tacular: New trailer out for Bond 24. But where's the pussy?

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It seems this turns QoS & Skyfall into a trilogy.

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UK.gov makes total pig's ear of attempt to legalise home CD ripping

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Re: Makes my blood boil

"How, in Gods name, does this stuff become law?"

Manila envelopes. Nice, fat manila envelopes...

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Marshall wants to turn your phone UP TO ELEVEN

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Re: So it's not really a phone ?

"especially one with 16GB of memory, which seems decidedly poor for a player meant to carry FLAC"

Which is why it also (unlike many other phones these days) also has a MicroSD slot.

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Horrifying MOCK BACON ABOMINATION grown in BUBBLING VATS as ALGAE

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Re: Great news

This stuff IS dulse!

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Uninstalled Google Photos? Thought your pics safe from slurping? WRONG, bozo

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Facepalm

To turn OFF Google Photos sync, you must first turn Google Photos ON.

Then, tap the menu icon, then settings.

THEN you can turn Backup & Sync off.

Note also that geo-location of pics defaults to ON.

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China wants to build a 200km-long undersea tunnel to America

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Re: Purpose

The Alaska Railroad ends at the port of Whittier on the South coast, where trains are wheeled onto ferry barges for the crossing to the US mainland. It does NOT connect to Canada.

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Windows 10 is due in one month: Will it be ready?

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Re: How much control/flexibility over the free W10 download?

"Does anyone know if the 3Gb download can be saved to a DVD/USB stick as a backup in case things go wrong?"

Looks like it.

"With Windows 10, you can create your own recovery media and back up the pristine state of the operating system and preinstalled software. If things go wrong and you are unable to refresh or reset your device successfully, you can boot the device using recovery media and reset to the prior pristine state."

Source:-

http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/03/16/how-windows-10-achieves-its-compact-footprint/

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GM's cheaper-than-Tesla 'leccy car tested at batt-powered data centre

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Re: What a horrible paint job

It looks like that because motoring papparazi

Why?:- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dazzle_camouflage

Much has been said of the need to install a sound maker in Electric cars.

My vote goes to the sound of George Jetson's flying saucer.

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GCHQ: Security software? We'll soon see about THAT

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Pirate

Time to write our OWN antivirus program

With Blackjack. And hookers!

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Phone scamming up 30 percent last year: Report

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Re: Come on Ofcom

Compression would render your whistle harmless, sadly.

How about a "modem" chirp that would wipe their robodiallers instead?

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Three exposed Brit's privates with sloppy survey code

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Surveys?

This is an EXCELLENT reason to decline taking them!

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GAZE upon our HI-RES DWARF PICS of Pluto, beams proud NASA

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So... this? http://xkcd.com/1532/

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Cheaper Apple iStuff? Foxconn eyes costs-busting Indian move

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Came here to say exactly that. Thanks for saving my fingers!

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Google wants you to buy Nest CCTV, turn your home into a Brillo pad

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I DO have an IP camera

But it's trained on the spot where I park my car, not my living room!

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Toothless Ofcom: C'mon consumers, show your teeth on broadband speeds

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OFCOM?

More like OFGUM, because toothless.

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Industrial Wi-Fi kit has hard-coded credentials

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Re: How about this...

1: Duct tape to housebrick

2: Deliver via window.

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China's hackers stole files on 4 MEELLION US govt staff? Bu shi, says China

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Security Clearances

I read "elsewhere" that the OPN also handles gubmint security clearances.

Maybe this data grab was a diversion, and the clearance database now contains a few more names than the last backup might indicate?

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NASA shock: Flying saucer predicted over Hawaii on Wednesday

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Trying again Friday

https://blogs.nasa.gov/ldsd/2015/06/04/nasa-scrubs-june-4-ldsd-launch/

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Launch postponed again

Launch window now opens Thursday at 7:30 a.m. HST

(1:30 p.m. EDT / 16:30pm BST)

Wave heights still a concern for recovery team.

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Colour me bad: Kraken time or damp squid with Splatoon

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Re: Don't buy this in the pub

Why do I suspect whoever modded me down of being the thief?

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Don't buy this in the pub

BBC are reporting a truckload of the "Special Edition" (including the Amiibo Mario mentions above) has been stolen en-route to GAME stores.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32915183

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US Patriot Act's phone spying rules are dead – but that means very little

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Re: Does anyone actually believe they have stopped collecting metadata?

Bringing Section 215 in didn't actually change anything, so why should removing it?

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Nosy Brit cops demand access to comms data EVERY TWO MINUTES

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Re: Wow!

Easy to spot. They have cars with blue & yellow squares down the sides...

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Free Windows 10 upgrades from Microsoft will FLATTEN PC sales

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Re: Chart?

Or better yet, DON'T set max table width in your CSS!

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NEVER MIND the B*LLOCKS Osbo peddles, deficits don't really matter

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I have my suspicions...

During the election, CallMeDave pledged to bring in a law to lock the rates of VAT, NI, & Income Tax "within 100 days".

This of course gives him 99 days to raise those rates without breaking his promise. Now Osborne has announced a "surprise" budget for Jul 8. Hmm.

(El Reg needs a tinfoil hattery icon, but this will have to do for now.)

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BT boss in shock 'bigger is better' claim as £12.5bn EE bid heats up

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Re: They could succeed and form BE...

Nope. Sky bought Be a couple years ago.

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Screech! Grand Theft Auto V malware mods warning

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Obscure X-Men reference

Kitty Pride would have been a more universally known through-wall-walker.

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Musk: 'It's BS for ex-Vulture to claim I forced employee to miss sprog's birth'

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The best children

Are other peoples. You can give them back!

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Blocking pirate sites doesn't weaken pirates say Euroboffins

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Think tank realises Whack-A-Mole site takedowns are not working

Expect Gubmint to discount new theory in 3...2...1...

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Apple taxpayers swarm to stone-age iPhone 6+ purely for the bigness

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Re: I know why Apple are claiming so many sales

Hopefully not, as it's still sealed in its box, as is the 20GB data plan SIM they sent with it.

On the up side, they seem to have also refunded me £49.99 for receiving this phone.

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I know why Apple are claiming so many sales

It's because I recently received an iPhone 6 from EE, despite never ordering one.

I'm telling them that if they don't collect it inside 2 weeks, it's mine to sell according to

"Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading Regulations 2008"

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Building the world's biggest telescope array - with machines that don't yet exist

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Control centre announced the other day

Jodrell Bank will be the central control for this array.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/32538364

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Yow! It's the HOT NEW 'Collections' from Google! Oh wait ... it's a Google+ thing

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FAIL

Dear Google,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0MK7qz13bU

That is all.

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Age guessing with Microsoft is FUN! Now give us your metadata

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Tinfoil hat time

Lots of pics to top up 3-letter-agency facial recognition databases.

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EU Commish is rather pleased German BND and NSA thought it worth spying on

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BND forgot to check something.

BND may have made a deal with the NSA to not spy on Germany directly, but did NSA have a deal with GCHQ to do it for them?

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DRM is NOT THE LAW, I AM THE LAW, says JUDGE DREDD

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Re: below is a list where DRM successfully stopped piracy

"Remember, home taping is killing music."

Funny, I thought it was Simon Cowell???

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I believe you mean "Zarjaz!"

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What's broken in this week's Windows 10 build? Try the Start Menu, for one

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Re: known issue that causes every typed letter to appear twice

Shouldn't there be FOUR S's in the middle?

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Lib Dems wheel out Digital Rights Bill pledge as election sweetener

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The rules of politics

1: Promise everything

2: Deliver nothing

3: Blame the other lot

and the "unwritten" rule:-

DON'T GET CAUGHT!

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Bonking with Apple is no fun 'cos it's too hard to pay, say punters

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Re: What study?

In my area, Aldi and Lidl are the only stores which take contactless payment of any kind.

The "Big 4" supermarkets don't want to know!

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