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1630 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007

Apple $10k winner hangs up on 'prank caller'

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Aha!

A downvote. Must have touched a raw nerve there...

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Unsurprisingly,

someone (AC 25/1/11 00:09) gets downvoted by the spittle-dribbling "I gotta hate Apple to show I'm too cool" brigade, despite his perfectly rational, non-provocative comment.

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ACS:Law turns back on file-sharer court case

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Trouble is...

...suing him would probably be done through a solicitor.

Where are you going to find one you can trust to sue one of his ilk?

Yes, I know the majority have no morals and would sell their grannies for a tanner (2.5p to the younger readers), but putting the words "trust" and "solicitor" in the same sentence ain't easy.

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Idiots like this

give the legal profession a bad name.

Shame the Law Society didn't issue an "Oi, you, Stoppit!" directive instead of generally acting like a superior load of tw*ts - as is their custom.

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Susan Boyle joins Lads from Lagos

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But...

...if they're THAT stupid, how did they get their money in the first place?

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Man nabbed nude pics from women's email accounts

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@AC 10.20

If that's your Mom's maiden name, then you are Daneel Olivaw.

Sorted!

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Sarko to use G8 presidency to promote net regulation

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@John

"corrupt politician" is tautology.

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Even if he followed your advice...

...he'd end up in India.

Clearly, he doesn't know Madras from his Elba

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What do I have to do

to get some "Physical Treats"?

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10-year-old girl becomes youngest ever supernova discoverer

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Why

would she want to call it "Aswell"?

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I knew it...

..a downvote. Must be a right-on Sociology Grad or a deadbeat Dad with no interest in his offspring/spawn (delete according to point of view)

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You've got smart kids...

...who are lucky 'cos they've got a smart Dad.

If only some of our feral hoodies had Dads with even a fraction of your obvious care & interest, they wouldn't inevitably drift into the underclass.

(Awaits flaming from Sociology graduates)

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MOSSAD SPY VULTURE seized in Saudi Arabia

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Dare I say...

Flight of fancy?

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Anonymous hacktivists fire ion cannons at Zimbabwe

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@Matt

I really don't think I could have expressed it so clearly, succinctly and accurately.

I take my hat off to you.

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US woman sues again over XP 'downgrade', seeks class action

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You are Steve Ballmer...

...and I claim my prize.

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Paul Allen reloads patent attack against tech titans

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@AC 29/12/10 13:47

"Has he ever really contributed anything other than this and selling BASIC?"

Er..no.

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Coca-Cola fizzes over pornforacoke.com

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Is it?

Anyone told the Columbians?

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LG uncloaks six-foot 3D TV

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Some I can understand...

but for you to even think of a George Bush sex doll suggests to me that your medication needs increasing...

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Amazon slips out Microsoft's Windows 7 Family Pack kill date

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You gotta hand it to Microsoft..

They REALLY do know how to keep their customers happy...

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PC World website went titsup on Boxing Day

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Obviously

That'll teach them to let "The Tech Guys" advise on their website...

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Apple slapped with iOS privacy lawsuit

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Little Snitch?

An iOS version of "Little Snitch" which I have on my desktop Macs? I have no iOS devices, so can't talk from experience, but I keep "Little Snitch" on my Macs because I'm probably paranoid (which doesn't mean I'm not correct).

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Double-clicking patent takes on world

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@Emj

Vaguely sensible?

Don't forget that the law is made by lawyers (mostly) with the sole aim of enriching lawyers.

Vaguely sensible? - not a snowball in Hell's chance...

PS

I presume that you mean Patent Lawyers are the "gutter dwelling low life"

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Ubuntu Wayland: Shuttleworth's post-Mac makeover

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It's all relative

The newest Ferrarri uses an internal combustion engine.

A variant of 1890s technology.

The F-18 uses a gas turbine engine.

A variant of 1930s technology.

Your point being?

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Sluggish economy means hard times for US executioners

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No it doesn't.

Roy Whiting.

Does that mean anything to you?

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School caretaker harassed after Islamists hack EDL

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Oh yeah?

try sacking an Islamist for extremist views and see how far you'd get...

Harriet Harthingy/The Grauniad/The BBC would have you pilloried faster than Jacqui Smith could pocket a taxpayer's quid...

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Txt tax would wipe out half UK deficit, claims union baron

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WRONG!!!!!

Bob Crow RECEIVES over £100k a year.

There is no goddamn way he EARNS it.

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@AC(XXIV?)

Well, Maggie DID pay off the national debt, before the morally bankrupt intellectual pygmies (collectively called the Labour party) dragged us right back into the ordure...

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Tax on tax?

Unfortunately it's already been done.

Petrol & Diesel have a hefty excise duty charged;- and VAT is charged on that excise duty.

I'm sure there are bound to be other examples.

Booze? Baccy?

Gubmints AND Revenuers seem to forget that it's OUR money - it is NOT a pot into which they can dip whenever the whim takes them and for whatever they want.

If only there were some effective way we could remind them sharply of this point.

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Already happened once...

I saw Crow on "Have I Got News for You" - and he attempted a battle of wits with Ian Hislop.

He was not just hopelessly outgunned, he didn't even realise that he was completely out of ammo to start with.

He's an utter moron.

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Send me one

(pint OR a T-shirt) & I won't ask for royalties.

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Too many words!

"Mr.Crow does not know much."

Fewer words and says it all.

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The trouble with socialists...

...is that they inevitably run out of other people's money.

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MSE releases revamped freebie malware scanner

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Credit where credit's due

I'm certainly no fan of Microsoft - being sometimes slated as a Mac fanboi - but I honestly can't see what there is to moan aboat:

1) They're doing something about security

2) They're not charging for it

OK, so they're restricting it to legit installations - can't say I really blame them for that, but anything that helps to thwart the ungodly malware/virus producers has to be a good thing.

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Fanboys: updated OS X Lion MacBooks, iMacs in H1 '11

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It will be...

OSX Kitten.

(Going for the female user...)

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Astounding...

You are privy to pricing for as-yet unannounced models?

My word, you must be held in very high esteem in Cupertino.

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Men may be able to grow a new pancreas from their testicles

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I was tempted...

...to say "Bollocks"...

but I was too knackered.

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Death of ID card scheme left £6.5m of kit going begging

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Just a thought...

"Assets and IT equipment relating to the National Identity Register require disposal/destruction"

Can we also apply that to the cretins who proposed/supported the scheme?

I'll happily oversee their secure disposal/destruction,

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Walmart falls in with Washington's war on terror

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Not that I'm defending the DHS

- heaven forbid!

but the Viet-Cong suspect shot in the head on camera was shot by General Nguyen Ngoc Loan, Chief of local South Vietnamese security services. Nguyen later decamped to the US of A, prior to the arrival of Uncle Ho's lads...

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Asgard,

I almost agree entirely, but shouldn't dear old Blighty's entry read UK (1997 - ????)?

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hello again?

It doesn't stop there:- it's also to keep us in a perpetual state of fear, so we know our only chance of survival is to trust in our saviours, the governing classes.

Absolutely no different than parents who use the threat of the imaginary bogeyman to make toddlers behave.

Except most parents are probably brighter than the collective intelligence of almost any government.

And one day, (hope I'm here to see it) sufficient of us will be sufficiently pissed off at being treated as toddlers that we'll collectively do something about it.

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People's Republic says it will purge self of illicit software

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and other gubmints...

are bundles of philanthropic altruism?

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So what's the difference..

..between "fake" software, "counterfeit" software and unlicensed installations?

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The Mac that saved Apple (and Steve Jobs)

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Chill, Bro!

To use a motoring analogy, you are claiming only those who buy kit-cars and assemble them themselves are proper motorists - unlike those "halfwits" (as you so delicately put it) who buy a ready-made car from a dealer because all they have to do is turn a key & drive off.

"..PC ownership is wholly and significantly much, much, much greater than Apple ownership.." Probably so - but then going back to my motoring analogy, Vauxhall Nova ownership is wholly and significantly much, much, much greater than Jaguar/Ferrarri/Bentley ownership - proving what, exactly?

I don't think the OP would be best pleased to hear his kids described (inaccurately & unfairly) as dumb, any more than I would be delighted to hear my wife described as dumb simply because she drives (and drives very well) but she would not be able to balance twin SU carbs, change the &*^%£$ bypass hose on an original Mini or retime an engine with a strobe lamp.

Most people today want something they can just use without getting their hands (metaphorically) dirty. Just as the days of the sought-after Chauffeur/Mechanic have passed, many of us who do delve inside the box of our computers are finding our talents to be unnecessary, and yes - it's a blow to our egos to find we no longer have the almost hero-worship we enjoyed some years ago, but that's progress. Ranting about it doesn't and won't help.

I switched focus to Macs in the late 1980's for that very reason - I realised that the techie knowledge I had acquired & used since the 1970's was on its way to becoming no longer needed.

My Grandad used to tinker with his car in the 1920's at least every week - frequently more often - just to keep it going. Me? I just take ours to the dealer every 12,000 miles, and I only check the consumables (oil, water, tyres etc.) every weekend.

On the Mac? I just back up the HDs and little else. I can do whatever might be needed should it ever be necessary, but I haven't had to do much else for many years of ownership from my LC to my current MacPro.

You want to travel a different path? That's fine by me and I wouldn't revile you for doing so.

However, I WOULD revile you for heaping execrable invective upon someone else and his family for having the temerity to entertain a point of view not wholly in accordance with yours.

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Trolls? - Too many of 'em...

Interesting to note that the later the comment, the more reasoned and rational the discourse, generally.

Initial knee-jerk reactions from the microsofties come first, invariably putting a subjective viewpoint as if it were objective.

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@jbelkin

"idiot analyst" is tautology.

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Wikileaks exposes Clinton's cyberspy wish-list

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Why...

...have you omitted Anthony Charles Lynton Blair and Alistair Campbell from the list of Nuremberg attendees?

Let's be consistent.

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Supremes to hear Microsoft's Word appeal

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Misleading Headline...

I pictured Ballmer leaping around a stage in the presence of Diana Ross & co.

It quite put me off my cocoa & chocolate hobnob.

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Poor IT contributes to DWP errors

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Don't be ridiculous...

..putting forward an idea steeped in common sense?

One that makes perfect economic sense?

One that isn't crippled by partisan ideology?

You'd never get ANY government to adopt it...

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Oz bank meltdown due to file corruption cock-up

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Why am I not surprised...

"...with some customer accounts having multiple incorrect debits applied..."

No mention of "...with some customer accounts having multiple incorrect CREDITS applied..."

Banks seem the same the whole world over - when they screw up it's never in our favour.

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Apple throws a wobbly over Steve Jobs dolly

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But that would mean...

It could equally well be associated with a Sony/Dell/HP/Any-Other-HW-Manufacturer logo.

Or do we ignore facts to indulge in Apple-baiting?

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