* Posts by Efros

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Pakistan set to ban more web blasphemy

Efros
Pint

Strictly speaking

The Koran, by refusing to acknowledge Christ as the son of God but merely as a prophet, is in itself blasphemous as far as the Christian religion is concerned. Similarly the Holy Trinity is blasphemous as far as the Judaic faith is concerned. Answer: become Jedi.

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UK.gov preps bonfire of the vanity websites

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IPv4

Looks as if some IP numbers may be freed up at least!

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Apple, Google, Microsoft – are you a Brand Taliban or Brand Evangelist?

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The point is also

that they will adulterate the bread and in the meantime buy up every other bakery within reasonable travelling distance to ensure that the 'competition' follows suit. Politicians will also be bought to push the adulterated bread lobby to ensure the public is fully 'informed as to the wholesomeness and loveliness of not only the manufacturer, but the sweetened plastic muck they are producing under the name of bread (which has a shelf life of several years).

I think we can safely say that all of the companies/corporations mentioned in the article and the comments have been prosecuted/settled out of court over actions that demonstrably break laws in the pursuit of boosting their shareholders dividends.

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Yes Shit, Watson

It's the "subject to legal behaviour" bit that these corporations seem to have the most trouble with. I'm not saying that they should have the customers interests at heart but FFS don't pretend that you do when it is patently obvious that you don't.

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They all suck

Apple, Google, Microsoft, BP etc etc etc...

none of them have the goodwill, wellbeing or any other positive interest of their customers at heart, their only drive is to make as much money as they possibly can,legally or otherwise, whilst ensuring their competitors don't.

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Old timer cleared of extreme porn charges

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private modes

I can see FF and IEs private browsing modes taking a leap in usage after this. One wonders how long that stuff had been in the guys cache.

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Giving poor kids computers, internet makes them stupider

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Interesting

Given the subject of the article, one might have thought that the contributors to this forum might have been a little bit more careful as to their spelling etc. Sadly this is not the case.

As for NCLB, fundamental error in the law is assuming that every child has the same potential as far as education goes. Someone really needs their arse kicked over that one. It should have been call NPCMNE, No Parental Commitment Means No Education. Schools and teachers can only do so much, without the support and, lets face it, discipline given and applied by a functional family unit the kid hasn't got a bloody chance. I've seen a few struggle out of the mire but on the whole their ambitions and aspirations are screwed before they even start. The only thing they have going for them is the chance that sometime later after their teenage years they will realize that they need some qualification or other and will return to education when their motivation will take them through.

@ AC "

Yet another obvious bit of research... #

For every Faraday, Hooke, Newton or Einstein there are many thousands of Forrest Gumps."

I'm not usually a spelling/grammar pedant but come on.

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$11.7m judgment against Spamhaus slashed to $27,000

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Paris Hilton

the clue is in the word billion

Anyone sending billions of emails is not sending solicited material, they had the audacity to use the billion word in relation to the number of emails allegedly caught by Spamhaus to estimate their compensation, and yet no one seems to have said "Wait a moment that number of emails can't be solicited!".

Paris cos she only eats real meat not spam. Allegedly.

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Philips SHQ3000 washable earphones

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Megaphone

99.8% dead

Leaving that 0.2% to grow stronger and mutate into some teratogenic trigger. Loudhailer as that's what you'll need after a severe inner ear infection.

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Adobe lines up emergency Flash fix

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Pint

Best workaround for acrobat

Use Foxit.

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BBC upgrades iPlayer to allow 'social propositions'

Efros

Ctrl C, Ctrl V

It really aint that difficult.

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F*ck you, thunders disgruntled fanboi Apple user

Efros

Beach balls

There's a Linux penguin, a fanboi, and a Windows luser in a plane, and the pilot says, we're carrying too much weight, one of you has got to go, and the fanboi says, well, I can't jump because... The fanboi is suddenly obscured by a large rotating beach-ball, the penguin and luser seize their opportunity and hurl the pratt earthward.

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Apple prices up iPad for UK

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Megaphone

Of Course

Did you expect it to be priced down?

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San Francisco's rogue BOFH is guilty

Efros

It's America

Following a trial Jurors can say what they like about the case.

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Hulu to charge $10 for past-its-prime time TV

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Used it a couple of times

That was when it was free, $9.95 a month they can shove it, I'd rather join Netflix, at least they have no adverts.

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Ten free apps to install on every new PC

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ICE Mirror

Nice little backup utility, can be run from the command line to create scheduled disk mirrors.

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LG 42LH3000 42in LCD TV

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Grenade

Eyes open

Article read, in full just didn't notice the 3rd HDMI port. I will immediately drag my sorry ass outside and commit seppuku. Now where is that wazikashi?

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Boffin

3 HDMI ports?

I could only see 2 with a service USB port.

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Apple bans Pulitzer Prize political cartoons from iPhone

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First amendment rights?

But then we are talking about the Jobsian states of Ameerica.

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Adobe to sue Apple 'within weeks,' says report

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The Bitchslap is on

Now all we have to figure out is who is the bitch?

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Cash-strapped trolley dollies in nude calendar protest

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Slideshow

Of said calender here

http://bongo.zoomin.tv/videoplayer/index.cfm?id=372207&quality=2&pid=interviudp

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Your internet policy sucks, US tells Aussies

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Where oh where

are all those aussie christian thunder- mentalists (or should that be chunder-mentalists) going to get their sex education now that the Aussie web will be filtered of such content by the Great Barrier Firewall, one presumes that all wrist flexing material has been safely removed from school sex-ed programs which now consist of not doing anything until you are safely ensconced in a marital state.

Celibacy is best boys

Celibacy is best... Shag a Wallaby.... erm don't quite work.

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Bank security guru: Sue your bank for refund

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Contrast this

I was contacted by my bank, a small rural bank in the US, when one of the tellers noticed a Debit card payment actioned in Florida (about 2000 miles away) to a racecourse bookies. This teller happened to know us and also that neither of us were in Florida or frequented bookies. Bank put an immediate investigation into the debit, money that had already been disbursed from my account was returned by the bank pending the result of the investigation. The investigation resulted in new debit cards for my wife and I, no cost to us, and an explanation that the debit card had been compromised by a security issue at one of our local supermarkets. All done with no intervention on our part.

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Times websites want £1 a day from June

Efros

Have they made pot legal

If not they are definitely smoking something illegal over at the Times.

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Nerd alert: First Lucid Lynx Ubuntu beta fun

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For a Beta

Bloody excellent. Installed faultlessly on a lenovo laptop that 9.10 had baulked at due to video issues. Having said that still massive Samba frig ups.

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'Health and safety killjoys' kill cheese-rolling race

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Joke

voluntary attempts at suicide

With incidental entertainment for the masses should be encouraged not outlawed! How else would we have the skeleton, or motorcycle sidecar racing?

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Ballmer: One day, Bing will actually make money

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Jobs Horns

Dream on

Balmer's in lala land!

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Greenock pensioners cuffed for Tesco 'sex romp'

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Paris Hilton

Give em both a medal

Especially her for initiating it all!

Paris for fairly obvious reasons.

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Oracle prez admits 8 1/2 years with billboard woman

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FAIL

Who cares

seriously who cares.

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Amazon offers publishers pre-iSlate Kindle bribes

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Pint

Publishers

Soon to be one of those endangered species I think, certainly if I was an author deriving any wodges from ebooks I would be considering my options and my publishers cut rather closely.

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One second-hand space shuttle: Yours for $29m

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Paris Hilton

Nope

Not 'a completely different way of going into space' but a completely different way of coming back from space, if anything the use of solid fuel boosters could be seen as a retrograde step. However, the use of an unpowered liftng body to get from the upper atmosphere to the ground is truly innovative.

Paris cos she knows all about re-entry.

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Asus confirms e-book reader trio

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Paris Hilton

Price will be

Whatever the Kindle is -$10.

Paris cos she is available in flash.

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Is Mandy right to cut science funding?

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Mandy

Is hardly ever right, and he definitely isn't about this one, why do we have someone with a degree in PPand E in charge of this sort of thing. If this goes through it will be on a par with John Harvey Jones' decision to slash R&D at ICI, great in the very short term but absolute disaster for any future products, or in this case graduates. Mandy needs to realize that without scientists and engineers and the products they research and develop the E in his PPE is fucked, trying to predict which piece of research is going to be the basis of a new area of industry is like pissing into the wind with the full expectation of staying dry.

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Knuckle rap for riot shield sledging coppers

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I think

The senior officer should away an bile his heid!

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Keene IRAnywhere

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Sounds like

a godsend to those who have FTP boxes in their home countries linked to a PVR enabled HTPC.

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Court: iPod hearing loss your fault, not Apple's

Efros
Paris Hilton

good god

A court decision that makes sense from a US court, has the world gone mad? next thing you know we'll be able to get hot coffee and burn our mouths with gay (non pejorative use of the word) abandon.

Paris cos she has a label 'Hot may cause burns!" Presumably friction ones.

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How Google became Microsoft: A decade of hits, misses and gaffes

Efros

@ Steven Hunter

nought [nɔːt]

n also naught ought aught

(Mathematics) another name for zero: used esp in counting or numbering

n & adj & adv

a variant spelling of naught

[Old English nōwiht, from ne not, no + ōwiht something; see whit]

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Paris Hilton

Twat of the decade

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Research suggests Wii Fit is no flab fighter

Efros

Doesn't take long

To realize you can achieve the required movements lying on the sofa munching a burger quaffing a 32oz coke.

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Apple cancels Christmas... if you want a 27 inch iMac

Efros
Paris Hilton

Ermmm

HOHOHO

have I got a surprise for you Lil Stevie, all your all in ones belong us.

Paris cos she knows what a boy wants for Christmas.

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Italian prosecutors seek jail time for Google execs

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This is a bollocks

Lawsuit, if it hadn't been on youtube then the offenders likely wouldn't have been caught.

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Hitachi Ultrastar A7K2000 2TB HDD

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Something wrong here

I have a 64GB SSDNow and a 2Gb ondisk file copy of mp3 files takes a little under a minute.

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Microsoft admits Mac was Windows 7 muse

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Paris Hilton

Plague on both their houses

OS X: certainly not as stable as is reputed, could hang my macbook pretty much on demand. Left with an inoperable reboot cycling Macbook after a software update.

Vista: crud.

W7: Less crud, but still issues, permissions seem to be a bit messed up with administrators being told they need administrator rights to delete stuff, WMC is a joke when it 'shuts down' i.e. it don't. It is a lot more difficult to crash, though I still manage that sometimes. UAC, despite being less of a pain than in Vista, has been disabled by every W7 user I know.

Paris cos we all know she uses Slackware

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Kingston SSD Now V 40GB boot drive

Efros

64Gb version already in use

Had it for a few months now, some tweaking regards redirecting file locations and turning off indexing and keeping the number of machine initiated writes to a minimum is required. I use it as the boot drive on my HTPC which has mechanical drives for video/audio storage. The SSD gives the front end (WMC or MediaPortal) a much snappier feel and keeps the boot to the W7 powered HTPC frontend to about 30 seconds from a cold start. Overall I would recommend it, got mine for $109 from Newegg a while back and worth every red cent.

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Is this the world's dirtiest PC?

Efros
Paris Hilton

Seen similar

Worst environments are dry heated buildings which are carpeted, especially bedrooms. Think of where all that dead skin goes! Another disgusting place is a kitchen I have received a non working PC for repair which literally had a 2mm coating of grease on every surface, inside and out. repair consisted of a can of lighter fluid and a match.

Paris cos she knows all about dirt

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US start-up punts family friendly netbook appliance

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Bloody expensive

You better be offering more than that for the sort of money I would spend on a relatively decent laptop. Or half a macbook, oh wait I said decent didn't I!

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Early adopters bloodied by Ubuntu's Karmic Koala

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Paris Hilton

1 out of 3

Only had 1 trashed system out of 3 upgraded, the other 2 work perfectly. The 3rd well it got W7 installed, needed it up and running fast and a 30 minute install appealed versus a 3 hour fight.

Paris cos... who knows why just cos.

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Wintel 7 machines freeze out iPhone

Efros
Pint

Nothing new

There was a similar issue with certain USB chips under XP, caused write errors to external CDRW and DVDRW drives, don't think it was ever resolved as I think the word went around to avoid certain USB controller chips if you were using an external optical writer. Mind you some would argue that anyone using iTunes or WMP gets exactly what they deserve!

Beer cos it's Friday night!

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Windows 7 - The Reg reader review redux

Efros
Paris Hilton

4 installations

One on a 4GB dual core AMD desktop, 32 bit, took about 20 minutes, another on a 4GB quad core Q6600 32 bit with a 64GB SSD, and 2x 4TB RAIDs took about 30 minutes after updating some PCI card drivers, another on an 8GB triple core 64 bit took about 25 minutes (this machine also dual boots Ubuntu 9.10 faultlessly), and finally on a lenovo Y550 laptop dual core 3GB 32 Bit took 20 minutes. All installations apart from the laptop have been operational since the RTM and none of them have had any serious issues, I haven't noticed any increased time to desktop on boot, and if my machine was taking 20 minutes to get to a desktop I would be threatening it with a screwdriver at the very least!

Paris cos 20 minutes is probably too long for her!

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Windows 7 - the Reg reader verdict

Efros
Happy

Really quite good

I've been using it on 2 machines, one an HTPC the other a work machine since the RTM some time ago. TBH I've had little to no issues, couple of BSODs which I tied down to a bad memory stick.

Just installed UBUNTU 9.10 on the work machine in dual boot ith W7 and they live together very well, in the past whenever I tried this the GRUB usually ended up screwing the W7 boot or screwing the UBUNU one, this time the W7 partition is chainloaded perfectly from the UBUNTU GRUB. I have had a couple of driver issues on the work machine I have yt to find a working 64bit driver for a Toshiba 453 printer/copier, the vista 64 one doesn't cut it.

The HTPC machine has a tuner card, firefly RF remote control, Quad Core 6600 with 4GB DDR2. It has to run 4GB of RAM due to the limitations of the Hauppage Dual tuner, pah!, but no other issues found, this machine is on 24/7 and only reboots when updates require it. During installation the installer detected the cheapo SATA RAID card I use (Rosewill 209) but didn't install drivers, following the final reboot into windows a quick visit to windows update donloaded and installed the required drivers. The 4 drives which were actually 2 XP spanned volumes were immediately picked up and correctly mounted.

Overall impressed, UAC lasted about 5 minutes until I figured out how to disable it!

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