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My TIGHT PANTS made my HUGE iPHONE go all BENDY!

Tommy Pock

Autocarrot is the bane of my fucking life

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They're aren't enough iPhone 6 articles.

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Man, its smartphones are SQUARE. But will BlackBerry make a comeback with them?

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One doesn't wear tight jeans to board meetings. When the CEO sees my Passport next to my glass of mineral water he's going to KNOW I haven't wasted half of the morning trying to beat my current high score of 108 on Flappy Bird. He'd also be wrong.

It's a win-win.

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Oz biz regulator discovers shared servers in EPIC FACEPALM

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Get used to it. It's the future.

The reason jobs like this are given to people who are so incompetent, is because people who are competent have no interest in doing jobs like this.

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Microsoft and HTC are M8s again: New One mobe sports WinPhone

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I want one of these so badly I just did a sex wee.

And that's that.

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Major problems beset UK ISP filth filters: But it's OK, nobody uses them

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Oops.

oops.

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Google kills its successful social network. Yes, we mean Orkut

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Re: Just went to check on mine

For heaven's sake man, at least post a clickable link

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'Heartbleed-based BYOD hack' pwns insurance giant Aviva's iPhones

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Oh autocarrot, how I hate you.

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We're they insured?

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Samsung peddles tyred Smart Bike concept

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Sigh.

Another solution in search of a problem.

It's 2015 next year; we demand our hoverboards.

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Swiftkey: We just want to be free - Apple didn't bump us

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Re: Not entirely free

I'm not bothered about that - everyone has a dummy gmail account they use for signing to websites, don't they?

-Tommy (not my real name)

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'CAPTAIN CYBORG': The wild-eyed prof behind 'machines have become human' claims

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AI

Back in 1987 or so there was a public domain program for the CBM Amiga which would attempt to learn whichever language you used to talk with it. It was a completely blank slate, and every single word association/pattern repetition and grammar rule was learnt from the user's input.

It was an interesting exercise, albeit a simple one. The main thing I learnt, though, was that the machine AI and I both shared an appreciation for Kylie Minogue

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New software nasty encrypts Android PHONE files and demands a ransom

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I've seen this argument before. Some complete bastards walk the streets, but we won't be banning streets

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Google's Nexus devices get stealth Android update

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I'm getting a Nexus 7 in about 35 minutes.

The timing couldn't be any better. Marvellous.

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YOSEMITE GLAM: Apple unveils gussied up OS X

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Re: Sync?

"More dire need of a blowjob than any other man in history"

I bet he isn't :(

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Microsoft Cortana EULA contains the Greatest Disclaimer of ALL TIME

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This is Cortana's second job. Her first was manning the customer service phones at British Gas

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Tech that we want (but they never seem to give us)

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Re: Smart phones where *you* decide which Apps are on them.

True, that. My Lumia 1020 will even let me uninstall 'Nokia Camera'.

So I did. I don't need three camera apps on one phone.

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Microsoft Surface 3 Pro: Flip me over, fondle me up

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Re: Convergence

Weeeeell not quite, because a shirt isn't a combination of trousers and a hat. What you've invented there, sir, Apple was granted a patent for last Thursday (fabric accoutrement to cover or partially cover some or all of the torso including or not including part or all of one or both arms patent no. 847494937) and now you owe them a million pounds

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Convergence

"Bridging the gap between a laptop and a tablet."

What's the point? They're two different things. It's like bridging the gap between your trousers and a hat.

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Ninten-DON'T: Wii U bomb blows Mario Kart giant off track – but new console promised

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Re: There is one possible business model

Ask the Sega guy.

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Top tip, power users – upgrading Ubuntu may knacker your Linux PC

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Re: Grub problems.

I thought that, until I checked. sudo autoremove doesn't get rid of old kernels - only you're trusted to do that.

When I did check one day, I had a couple of gigabytes of the buggers lying about.

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Is Google really mulling building a US cellphone network? Allegedly, yes

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"We're interrupting this call to bring you some important messages. You can cancel this ad in 30 seconds..."

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HTC One M8: Reg man takes spin in Alfa Romeo of smartphone world

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Transferring files

Airdroid works. All you need is a browser on your PC, it doesn't matter what OS you're using

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Re: Battery

Good grief. If your battery is dying just get a replacement phone under warranty, this isn't North Korea

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Vauxhall.

Nissan.

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Is Apple about unleash a cheaper 8GB iPhone 5C? O2 'leak' suggests: Yes

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Re: Apple don't lose money on the unsold ones anyway right?

Option Apple) Carrier agrees to buy x units (or else carrier isn't supplied with iStock and carrier goes bust). iStock is now carrier's responsibility. No returns.

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Re: 8GB is pretty useless

It's only 5GB after iOS has strolled in and put its feet up. 8GB wasn't even generous when I bought my Pre3 4 years ago

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Windows Phone beats BLACKBERRY in mobe OS popularity stakes

Tommy Pock

All the snidey comments aside:

This is just as exciting as the time in the mid 80s when the Lada Riva was outselling the FSO Polonez 3 to 1

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SACRILEGE! Hitchhiker's Guide game's back ... and it TWEETS at you

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I'm stuck on the bridge of The Heart Of Gold. AGAIN.

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UK spies on MILLIONS of Yahoo! webcams, ogles sex vids - report

Tommy Pock

Legal framework

We all operate within a legal framework. The police operate within a legal framework. Criminals operate within a legal framework.

Asserting that your organisation operates within a legal framework means literally nothing. If they haven't broken any laws they'd say something like

We haven't broken any laws.

Don't hold your breath waiting for that one.

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Vodafone's Euro revenues slump by nearly TEN PER CENT

Tommy Pock

Tax again

They don't pay any so their revenues are completely irrelevant

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Globe grabbin,’ sphere slammin’, orb-tossin’, pill poppin’... Speedball

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A million is still a lot to normal people, Walliams

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I agree. But on the other hand; Magic Pockets

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Re: Joystick Killer

Should have bought a Konix Speedking. Unbreakable.

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Tommy Pock

3rd best two-player game on the Amiga

behind Kick Off 2 and Ballblazer

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US megalocorp AT&T: We're NOT swallowing Blighty's Vodafone

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I don't blame them

Vodafone aren't - and won't be - stocking the LG G2

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Apple’s Mac turns 30: How Steve Jobs’ baby took its first steps

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Coat

Re: Powerbook 170

Oh. Oh yeah. I'll get my coat

and go shopping for a floppy drive

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Powerbook 170

I've got one of those in a cupboard. No operating systen though, I don't know where that went, it was given to me in that state.

The System 7 diskette images are free to download from Apple but as far as I know the .BINs can only be put on a floppy by a Mac with a floppy drive - rare as hens' teeth these days.

Pity.

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Windows 8.1 update 'screenshots' leak: Metro apps popped into classic desktop taskbar

Tommy Pock

Re: Serial...

Anyone...?

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Microsoft to RIP THE SHEETS off Windows 9 aka 'Threshold' in April

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Save billions on marketing

By giving people what they WANT.

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Cicada 3301: The web's toughest and most creepy crypto-puzzle is BACK

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This is just a stop-gap until the next-gen Super Mario Cicada 3301

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It's certainly very clever.

It's a very effective way of temporarily getting intelligent people off of 4chan

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Ubuntu unleashes dual boot tool for Android mobes'n'slabs

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heeeeeeeee!

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Picture this: Data-wrangling boffins say they have made JPEGs OBSOLETE

Tommy Pock

Ubiquity

Just because something comes along which is better than the established norm, it doesn't mean it'll be taken up as a new standard.

Look at Dvorak keyboards, HP Pre3s and rubber shoes.

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Harvard kid, 20, emailed uni bomb threat via Tor to avoid final exam, says FBI

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Re: You're hardly a kid at 20

If he was really smart he would have been able to just sit the exam

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Snowden: I'll swap you my anti-NSA knowhow for asylum ... Brazil says: Não

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Re: Ugh

I disagree completely. It's quite a recent phenomenon in journalism, and it signifies a disdain for the intelligence of the reader. A clarification would be more acceptable - if not actually acceptable - if it was placed alongside the original body of text.

It's not a huge issue but it's a personal bugbear of mine. I don't like it so I'm going to do my best to stop it.

On a positive note, I'm a fan of the Oxford comma.

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Ugh

Please don't [do that]. Your readers are intelligent enough to glean the correct meaning from a direct quote

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Two Brits face criminal trial for sending 'menacing' tweets

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On the plus side...

...the entire episode brought about a 'Twitter silence' protest, meaning Caitlin Moran and her quinoa-munching Notting Hill friends stayed away from Twitter for an entire day.

We should make this an annual event.

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You gotta fight for your copyright ... Beastie Boys sue toymaker over TV ad

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Re: @ SolidSquid

PR Game? It's not a game! The Beastie Boys are set to lose¹ hundreds of pounds through having their forgotten music exposed to the public like this!

¹make

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BlackBerry CEO: Reports of firm's death 'greatly exaggerated'

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Re: Not 'Greatly Exaggerated'

My Pre3 does - but I get your point.

Upgrade time soon and I'm trying very hard not to get a Q10. I really, really want one.

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