* Posts by Ted Treen

1707 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007

Apple's Messages beta will self-destruct on Mountain Lion launch

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Re: What I do at night

Every night? Same order? Same routine? Same time?

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Child abuse files stolen from council worker in PUB - £100k fine

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@cornz 1

Totally right - let's have a bit of fining the cretin who screwed up.

No - let's have a LOT of it.

It just might encourager les autres, to coin a phrase...

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Apple's Chinese labourers get 1.6 per cent of iPad loot - report

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@Jeebus

Not at all - we might point out that Dell etc., etc., also use Foxconn and others, where terms, conditions, pay rates & margins are ALL going to be much of a muchness.

We also point out that at least Apple are doing something - whether it's enough is a subjective matter, not an objective point - to deal with this issue, whereas the actions of pretty well every other manufacturer/assembler are conspicuous by their complete absence.

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IT guy answers daughter's Facebook rant by shooting her laptop

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Not necessarily...

...it could be a Dell laptop.

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Wan't it...

...used in hospitals as an emetic?

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@AC 12:47

The right to bear arms is enshrined in the US constitution to protect the freedom of the people.

I accept that the Dep't of Homeland Security is eroding that freedom rather too much, but over-ambitious rulers are kept in check by the thought of an armed populace.

Why do you think our ruling elite here in the UK are so vehemently opposed to any kind of arming of the electorate?

Concern for our well-being? - If so, it would be the first time ever!

To save us from ourselves? - see comment above!

To ensure that armed bad guys can't hurt us? - ask any cop involved in Trident how effective that is.

To prevent a serious rising by a pissed-off electorate? - getting warmer!

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Met thumbed through Oyster card data up to 22,000 times in 4 years

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I am not a number...

I am a free man.

Does it mean though, I'll get a free mini-moke to tax around in?

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I'm just waiting...

...until we all have to shave our heads and have a barcode/QRCode permanently tattooed on.

True, we don't have a Department of Homeland Security with their paranoid über-control, but it appears that our plod can just act like them at a whim.

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Will Apple set up shop in Walmart warehouses?

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Calm down, Dear...

"...its fondleslabs to rich foreigners browsing for overpriced toys..."

More factual, objective and unbiased reporting, I see.

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Suppliers get a shot at £4bn worth of gov hardware deals

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Suppliers get a shot at £4bn worth of gov hardware deals...

...which will end up costing us £16bn - before they're scrapped due to not working.

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Resellers smack down Microsoft's 'single-digit' price rise claim

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Microsoft?

Shady practices?

Next you'll be telling me that ursines defecate in a sylvan setting...

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Second 'Blue Marble' NASA sat pic apes Apollo 17's stunner

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Winter - where?

Winter in the Northern hemisphere coincides with summer in the Southern hemisphere.

And vice versa.

So, - winter where?

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Study links dimwits to conservative ideology

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No Greg...

I've been around El Reg for ages - I AM the wrong side of 60, but I echo Chrchill:-

If you're not a socialist at 16, there's something wrong with your heart;

If you're STIULL a socialist at 25, there's something wrong with your head.

Await avalanche of downvotes.

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...and Socialists

are " wunnerful people" - until they run out of other people's money.

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and here in the UK...

...the lefties in the Labour Party and in Auntie Beeb have long since taken to applying the epithet "progressive" to left-wing ideas.

The subtle assumption/implication being that only left-wing ideas are an advancement, and I'm rather surprised to see how many Reg commenters appear to swallow this rather frightening form of manipulative Newspeak.

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Zuckerberg's 2012 personal income tax bill: $1.5 billion

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Especially U2, with sanctimonious St. Bono preaching "Give, give, give" to the rest of us, but hiding his own mazoolah overseas to minimise taxes...

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Apple: Yes there are horrendous accidents, but we CARE

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Thanks Kyle...

I knew our politicians/civil servants/rulemakers were dumb, but I didn't realise just how dumb they were...

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Judges probe minister's role in McKinnon extradition saga

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Why...

call yourself "Mad Mike"?

One of the most rational comments I've ever read.

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@Symon

Is that why the US has steadfastly failed to return murderers for the last 30 or 40 years?

Claiming that despite scores of dead and maimed innocent men, women and children, these perps were "noble freedom fighters struggling heroically against an evil occupying power".

I refer of course, to the numerous provos who've decamped to the Home of the Brave, safe in the knowledge that their Beaks are in thrall to the misty-eyed Sons of Erin - or at least those whose great-great-great grandpappy was...

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OK Michelle,

I'll call you "Correct", "Asute", and other similar terms.

As to what's wrong with this country? Answer - politicians!

Third or fourth rate individuals with monstrous egos but little comprehension of reality. They're pretty much the same the whole world over.

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Apple tops estimates with earnings leap of 118 per cent

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WTF?

And these anal-ysts...

...get a huge multiple of my earnings for being wrong. Repeatedly.

Guess I shouldn't have paid attention at school...

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UK student faces extradition to US after piracy case ruling

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@Local Group

"Defamation of a District Judge is not jaywalking."

If you have to rely on a law which criminalises comment that you're a dickhead, then you truly are a dickhead.

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@Will Godfrey

"I wonder if we are witnessing the start of the next collapse."

We can but hope.

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@ Moiety

You reckon you can find a member of the UK Judiciary who is not barkingly insane?

Needles, haystacks and The Holy Grail spring to mind...

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iPad SURVIVES FALL FROM SPACE

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I would have commented...

...but I've been shattered by the terminal verbosity...

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Ford unwraps '2013 Mondeo'

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Probably...

...shouldn't judge a book by its cover, but it's one damned-nice looking car.

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Boffins hack evolution, create SUPERSOLDIER ANTS

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?????

"... finding a way to activate the processes that would cause the much larger and more aggressive aurochs to develop..."

Why, FFS?

Just because we can is NOT a valid reason.

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US deploys 1.8 gigapixel helicopter surveillance drones to Afghanistan

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Wot?

Afghani marriage ceremonies???

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Raving Iranian TV accuses Ofcom of Sky ban

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@JohnG

At least they provide a little comic relief.

However, if Ahmadinnerjacket & co. attempt to close the Straits of Hormuz, then apart from a very peeved Uncle Sam, they will find that the rest of the Gulf States will be somewhat miffed as well - to such an extent that they won't hinder the US of A in "re-opening" said straits, and possibly administering a spanking, too.

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Lumia sales fail to set world alight

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84.85%

believe my figure's right...

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I still believe...

...that 98.79% of statistics are made up on the spot...

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Facebook shoves your face into creepy 'sponsored stories' in 2012

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Why...

...such a load of heated bile?

If you're prepared to put up with this - go on Facebook.

If you're not, or have any other reason to avoid it e.g. you're still continually baffled regarding the attraction of social networking sites, then don't go on Facebook.

I can't see the attraction - but then I AM over 60 - and I refuse to sign up before I can follow anyone else's urge to view their Facebook offering.

I am therefore, a Facebook-free zone. I'm not smug or superior about it: I accept that others might have a different view and might find it valuable and enjoyable. Just because the reasons escape me is no cause for me to be vitriolic about others.

Live & let live - and respect others' right to think differently.

Beer? - why not? it IS the last day before returning to work.

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Smut baron buy-up of Vatican.xxx rumour exploded

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This is a family site...

We'll have nun of that here, thank you.

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Cops arrest cop in alleged corrupt cop-bung probe

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No.

Only you.

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Apple's Galaxy Tab ban was best advertising ever - Samsung

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Come on, Craig...

That's a quote from a PR munchkin. How do you expect it to have any meaning?

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Steve Jobs' last design: New Apple HQ pics

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Ye Gods!

Has there ever been such an opinionated piece, with emotive descriptive language purporting to be an unbiased factual report?

You could be either a graduate of the Dr Goebbels school of reporting, or - and I hesitate to accuse anyone of this - a moonlighting BBC news reporter

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Apple stores getting close to overload

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Attitude...

Referring to retail staff as "sales droids" shows a certain arrogance and disdain for retail staff. Perhaps that attitude is instrumental in determining how you're treated by the retail staff.

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Read it fully...

The article concerns Applestores - Apple's own retail stores.

It does NOT relate to resellers.

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BUSTED! Secret app on millions of phones logs key taps

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That's right...

...pile on the agony...

Coat & taxi, please

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Well,

IMHO we have far more to fear from the state than from private companies.

Private companies - even at their worst - are just after money.

The State, however,.....

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Cruel new punishment for hackers: Twitter, Facebook bans

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@Jimmy

Brings to mind an old phrase regarding pigs and flying...

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Anonymous: 'We hacked cybercop's email'

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And in a US clink...

it'll be their ass that gets bored...

Well & truly.

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Huge mob swarms phone launch – but it's a BLACKBERRY

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@Heyrick

About $270.00

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Men busted 'for touting Facebook and Twitter shares'

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I STILL reckon...

...it's hard to con a truly honest man.

Any honest person would realise that these offered mega-returns are either illegal or illusory.

If your greed overrides your common sense, don't come crying to the rest of us.

Go work for a bank - you'll fit in & excel...

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Clegg orders fresh review of UK extradition treaty

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Does anyone remember...

...when brain-dead murdering arseholes who had indiscriminately murdered and maimed innocents, women and many children, decamped to the Home of the Brave, and their judiciary, in thrall to the misty-eyed Sons of Erin, declared that these perps were noble freedom fighters, engaged in a valiant struggle against the fascist British occupiers/aggressors?

Nary a one was returned.

American justice is an oxymoron.

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Too rude for the road: DVLA hot list of banned numberplates

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GSOH

Years ago, I saw can old MKII Granada (low on its wheels) being driven around Brum by a very rotund gentleman; the vehicle sporting FAT 61T...

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iOS upgrade swells iPhone battery-suckage grief

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Plonker

That's all I used it for on that particular 12hr period.

If you made one small trip in your car over a 12hr period & I slated you for buying it would you consider that criticism valid?

More knee-jerk crap from the "We must slate Apple & all their users" brigade.

Some people hold different views to yours - live with it and (try to) stop being such a knob!

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@AC 17:12

Some people live in the real world - I'd recommend it to you...

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Same here...

12 hours since switch-on, 4 or 5 calls, a few texts and maybe half-an-hour eradicating "Stupid Zombies", and my iPhone 4 shows 86%.

I'm content with that.

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Apple slips, moneymen pounce

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We?

Some of us have always had the healthiest of contempt for the bar stewards...

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