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1662 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007

US air passenger cuffed over low-flying pants

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Boffin

Nearly...

I believe that this woeful fashion did indeed start behind bars:- and little scrotes adopt this 'fashion' to show "I is a hard gangsta, innit".

However, the drooping strides are generally considered to be due to having had one's belt confiscated (self-toppings are not really wanted on the Governor's record file), rather than an invitation for a little recreational buggery.

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We all know...

Having your undercarriage out is not conducive to smooth flying...

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Apple to revamp desktop Macs

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Nice to know...

...but I bought a MacPro (April 2010) for home use, so I could work at home - we use CS5 and I was up til then carrying on with my 2005 G5 dual2.0 and CS3 - I still have that and I do use it..

The MacPro works very well; it's been upped to 12GB RAM, and had an additional three 1TB drives added and a second optical - a Samsung with Lightscribe capability. It will, I believe last me for at least another 3–4 years barring anything really wild happening with software and rendering it not usable but I do think that's unlikely.

In around 4–5 years time I will be at normal retirement age, and with the cash part of my pension I might think about upgrading to whatever is then cutting edge but until that time, I really can't see any benefit to upgrading other than being able to say "I got the newest".

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Does a flash motor act as a fanny magnet or not?

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@Scott

Every woman I've ever met has had a mind of her own.

With one or two, it was in mint condition, 0 miles on the clock, never been used...

(await severe ticking off from Ms Bee)

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I heard you

first time.

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Joke

Ah Norfolk...

You can count on people from Norfolk....

...up to 12 if you use all their fingers...

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Holmes

not at all, old lad.

I just prefer females with at least a modicum of intelligence & personality. Those who are attracted solely by a flash motor are generally lacking in both. And it's not a sexist thing - the male sex has its share of vapid shallowness as well.

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Yawn...

Can't think why anyone would consider it worthwhile to even study such a thing.

Yes, you can pull some girls with your wallet (See WAGs) but they're generally airheads/bimbos.

Beer? - well, it's Friday.

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30,000 Shreks besmirch BeautifulPeople

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$25 dollars a month???

So you have to be beautiful AND stupid?

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Apple iMac 27in

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@Turtle_Fan

"...I hate Apple with a passion..."

How pointless. How stupid.

You don't use their products but "hate them with a passion"?

Whoa - an anti-fanboi here - just another side of the same coin?

I use a Mac not a PC.

I don't hate HP/Dell/Acer/Anyone else "with a passion"

I use OSX in preference to Windows

I don't hate Microsoft "with a passion"

Reasoned discourse has more value than blind bigotry, but I guess it's less dull. Must be another effect of the tabloid culture pervading society...

Beer? - Have one, bro - and chill.

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Meh

Nope...

They're definitely NOT passé!

I'd love a quality 27" IPS screen for when I'm working at home.

My budget wouldn't allow it - so I got an NEC EA232WMI 23" IPS. Can't fault it for the price, but I'd still love an equivalent quality 27".

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FAIL

So will a lot of others...

Drug dealers love BMWs.

They're not the only ones who buy/drive them though.

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LulzSec hacks US Senate

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They're baiters.

And Masters, at that...

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Hundreds arrested in Far Eastern online scam crackdown

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@Tom

Check your dictionary:

Respond is not the same as Reply.

A stimulus might provoke a response without provoking a reply.

Deleting it is one response.

Training your Spam Filter is another.

Blocking the sender's email address is yet another - and that's just for 419ers.

Bad Tom. Naughty Tom. Telling Teddy off without checking...

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Go

If they're guilty...

...then I hope they're dealt with, with the customary tenderness & gentleness associated with far-eastern legal systems.

Although I'm over 60, I still spend a lot of time advising those older than me (and a surprising number who are younger than me) on how to respond to the variety of 419ers and similar ungodly who blight their time online.

A pox on them, a plague on all their houses, and I'm glad to see that some police forces still retain their cojones, unlike ours in the UK who have been metaphorically de-nadded by a proliferation of liberal-lefty judiciary and legal politicos, few of whom could count their fingers and come up with the same answer twice running.

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Toxic Plankton feeds on Android Market for two months

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There are many...

...commentards on El Reg who seem to find a way to blame Apple/Steve Jobs for everything from Herod's kiddy-cull to the four horsemen of the apocalypse.

Frequently the most unlikely subject is diverted into an anti-Apple whinge...

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Alien

I'm sure...

...that this will somehow end up in a diatribe of spittle-laden invective against Apple from the usual suspects...

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Cloud iTunes DESTROYS music business FOREVER!

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Cloud iTunes DESTROYS music business FOREVER Says man.

All I can think of saying is to quote the esteemed Miss Mandy Rice-Davies:- "He would say that, wouldn't he?"

Old farts like myself will remember her - kiddies can no doubt Google her...

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Acer to dump 3 million laptops onto European market

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Sounds good for some...

My advice? - grab 'em while they're there.

I'm fully Apple - but if these are the right price then it's got to be god news (for once) for the poor beleaguered user...

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iCloud: Big step for content management, but not for the cloud

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Oh reallY

"...by allowing iOS devices, finally, to communicate directly with the cloud, it is hastening the irrelevance of the PC or Mac..."

So I'm going to continue my job as a heavy CS5 user after my MacPro becomes out of date by using my phone or tablet.

I really don't think so...

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Apple purges drunk-driving apps

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Big Brother

Yup...

Speed cameras have one, and only one purpose.

To extract even more cash from drivers.

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Apple iOS 5 and iCloud examined

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One IS somewhat peeved...

...by the pervasive Facebook and it's acolytes.

Everything I seem to look at has "like" buttons somewhere on it - and I have no desire/interest in becoming a Facebook member.

I have no intention of imitating the rabid spittle-laden invective of the anti-apple brigade:- I just ignore all such references and I'm quite happy for those who worship at the altar of Zuckerberg to continue doing so.

I'd just like them to allow me the freedom to NOT do so. Perhaps it IS that things are tailored for the majority but I, for one, would be quite happy for my Macs & my iPhone to continue to not constantly badger me with "like" and other Facebook references.

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WW2 naval dazzle-camo 'could beat Taliban RPGs'

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That's NOT a joke...

It's a PLAN !!

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Apple opens iCloud to world+dog

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Neither

was there the army of Ted Heath-alikes muttering "if they did it, I'm agin it!!"

Must be almost unbearable to have your razor-keen perception & wit.

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So why...

...is there a proliferation of and extremely long history of this crud aimed at Windows users?

Surely it can't all have been so unsuccessful because of Windows' inherent security and the average Windows user's tech-savvy that the ungodly thought for years and years "I'll just keep trying...Just in case"...

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OK

So you've described my local community. Lucky guess – or do you really know something?

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Men pocket $1.5m in alleged ATM skimming spree

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Mushroom

Won't happen for some time...

...all you'll get (at least from the big banks in Britain) is the by-rote repetition of the mantra "There is no problem with our system. Pin & Chip is infallible. You must have disclosed your pin,"...

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Sandi Toksvig puts the 'n' into cuts - on the Beeb

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If the Grauniad really has...

...it's odds on it meant to publish "aunt", "hunt", "punt" or anything else vaguely similar...

And might I add that I haven't read such snobbish patronising bollocks in one hell of a long time

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Well said.

Well expressed and unfortunately true.

Pint?

You deserve one Sir (or Madam) for a succinct truism.

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Entire London 2012 Olympics' cultural events database held on Excel

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Maybe

they were, but were logged as "Coarse details" and have thus been held in abeyance awaiting something more refined...

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Microsoft's patents shakedown betrays spirit of Gates

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Alien

I'm having problems...

...thinking "Mr Ballmer" and "intellectual" in the same sentence...

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Antimatter hangs around at CERN

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Does that mean...

That somewhere there's an anti-matter Simon Cowell?

If so, can we get him to meet with the one we've got?

Please?

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Ying?

It's a little-known Chinese criminal gang, as exposed & publicised by The Goons in "The Ying Tong song"...

Coat & Rickshaw, please

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Virgin IT dept shocked by donkey-shagging Taliban

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Oh well,

More PC posturing by management who have almost certainly committed far more heinous sins...

Par for the course these days...

Anyone remember common sense?

I believe it became extinct in the mid-late 1980's

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Chinese army: We really need to get into cyber warfare

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Joke

Soooo

Uncle Sam has discovered a chink in his armour...

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New Mac scareware variant installs without password

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Never overestimate users....

Security researcher finds 'cookiejacking' risk in IE

http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-20066419-83.html?tag=nl.e757

And I quote:-

'From its point of view, Microsoft doesn't see much real-world risk to cookiejacking.

"Given the level of required user interaction, this issue is not one we consider high risk in the way a remote code execution would possibly be to users," Microsoft spokesman Jerry Bryant said in a statement sent to CNET.'

Natch, MS users are far, far too savvy to follow instructions from a mal-site...

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Apple to support reps: Don't confirm Mac infections

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I was tempted...

...to reply, but on reflection, I'd probably be better waiting until you have regained touch with reality.

Not sure I could face all that wild-eyed spittle anyway.

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Oh I understand all right...

...it's because common sense is anathema to all the "Let's knock it 'cos it's Apple" brigade.

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21 thumbs down...

...for suggesting that inexperienced users shouldn't be using an admin account?

Speaks volumes about the thumbs-downers.

Glad they have sod all to do with MY IT...

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You'd be poor...

I bought a Mac Pro last summer, prior to that a G5 in 2005, prior to that a G3 in 1999. All of which I still have. RAM comes from Crucial, peripherals I buy cases off the interwebs & buy OEM drives & put them together myself.

I trust that meets with your approval.

Oh, and my iPhone came from Orange.

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Happy

...and often not.

See my post above.

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Hell,

I'd love to be your analyst/counsellor.

A job for life & I'd be rich...

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Stop

Because...

Any excuse to have a go at Apple is greeted here as enthusiastically as a superinjunction is by a footballer.

Accuracy, veracity and lack of bias just doesn't come into it.

I'll say again - irrespective of whether you're on OSX or WIN XP/Vista/7, any newbie - or inexperienced user - should not be using an admin account. So even agreeing to install anything should result in an automatic "Oh no you don't - you're not allowed to" from the system.

I'm assuming an experienced user is unlikely to fall for such crapware.

This sort of slating is as inappropriate for Apple as it was for Microsoft. I', no great MS fan, but I don't see why they should be reviled for the actions of DFU's.

Just let Apple/MS patch as soon as possible whatever vulnerability is exploited - and if you do use Mac Anit-Virus s/w, use one of the trusted systems - Sophos etc., (Norton is not good news for Macs).

There has been so much publicity even in the non-IT media recently regarding fake anti-virus malware that most people should be aware of it.

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Zuckerberg: Give me your children

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Amen to that!

Agreed.

But having thought about it, I can see SOME people who might find Facebook useful:-

1) Party gatecrashers

2) Your friendly neighbourhood burglars.

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Needs?

Ok, I'm the wrong side of 60, and have been involved in IT since the late 1970's. I'm not slow to pick up on new technology when I can see its benefits, but for the life of me I STILL can't see any benefit to Facebook

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Apple admits scareware problem, at last

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The problem is...

...not with the kit or OS.

It's with the user. And I've said the same thing regarding similar nasties on Uncle Bill's platform.

If you've a nice petrol-engined car, and you fill it with 14 gallons of diesel, would you expect the manufacturer to sort it for you, and fix it under warranty?

If you would, then you're not entirely reasonable.

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Dear Dell and Microsoft: You're not Apple

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Really?

So BMW, Jaguar, Bentley, Ferrarri & Rolls-Royce are all failures 'cos they shift fewer units than Ford/Vauxhall/Peugeot?

Hmmm...

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GCHQ man: Powerline networks do interfere with radio

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As the man said...

Never believe anything until it has been officially denied.

Claud Cockburn (1904 - 1981)

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McKinnon battles renewed Obama-era extradition push

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Big Brother

Pillock?

That's incredibly mild...

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Bin Laden's porn stash: Too good to be true?

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@Rob

Best form of hiding, me old Viking lad - not having any there in the first place.

Not something that particularly appeals to me - I love a good dinner, but pics of others eating don't do much for me, nor do pics/viddies of sumptous repasts.

I'm not prudish or offended by it, merely uninterested personally.

Still, as the froggies say "One man's fish is another man's poisson"...

Now Beer, that's a different matter...

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