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EE...K: Why can't I uninstall carrier's sticky 'Free Games' app?

Graham Lockley

EE = Orange

Orange = the most devious lying bunch of highwaymen/women ever to pollute the face of the earth.

I was unfortunately borged into this cesspit when they 'merged' with T-mobile. Only a few months to go and I can be rid of this vile company.

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In what-took-them-so-long news: Spotify touts free Android, iOS music app

Graham Lockley

'with Zep it's only the first six that are worth listening too anyway'

In my humble opinion the best of Zep is the space between the tracks

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Groupon splurges $260m on Korean deals firm as cash bleed continues

Graham Lockley

Oh is Groupon still going ? Thought they died a while back when the market for fish pedicures and eyelash extensions dried up.

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Alarming tales: What goes on INSIDE Reg hack's hi-tech bedroom

Graham Lockley

Re: Get up in a bad mood and stay that way

'Start every day off with a smile and get it over with'

W C Fields

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Malware-flingers do it back-to-front : scaM snaps, spans Macs

Graham Lockley
Thumb Up

'Users of Apple products are generally more literate and educationally more advanced than the average Fandroid and less likely to be conned so easily'

Trolling of the first order, well done sir !

Not sure what the Android connection is or is there a version of this trojan out for IOS ?

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El Reg encounters mObi: R2-D2 for retailers

Graham Lockley

Re: My question is...

........ Hello Doctor ? I've a small problem I'd like you to have a look at....

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Online music world on iRadio: Apple, imagine our concern

Graham Lockley

>It's the music you love most and the music you're going to love

Without 'proper' radio how do i know what I'm going to love ? Tune-In and its ilk allows me to dive into almost any kind of music depending on my mood. The important thing is that I'm going to hear an awful lot of artists that I would never come across if I allowed iRadio to 'learn' my tastes. I want to be challenged by music, I dont want the ' If you liked that you will like this' type of handholding that systems like this do.

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Nokia teases world+dog with snap of new 4G Lumia 928

Graham Lockley
Happy

Re: Nokia 920 ad

Thanks for flagging that, it made me smile and reminded me of El Reg's comments pages :D

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You hear that, Mr Cook? Samsung's profits have gone UP

Graham Lockley

Re: Yeah but, parasitism is never comfortable

Sat next to a cracking Samsung colour laser printer that has paid for itself a dozen times over. Guess I am a major sucker with little to spend (wrong!) and little interest in high tech (double wrong!).

Lets rewrite your final statement with a tin foil hat in place to reduce the effect of the distortion field.

'Apple has no ability to compete in the markets that won't pay a hefty margin for fairy dust'

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Peak Apple: Cupertino belatedly spends some money on R&D

Graham Lockley

>He credited Jobs with being a marketing genius for creating demand and maximizing profit. He noted that Jobs typically (like Sony with the Wii) held back production to create demand and desirability for the product.

Umm I think you may want to edit that bit to include Nintendo, just a thought.

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Review: Sony Xperia Z

Graham Lockley

Re: Just Puked In My Mouth A Bit

You have posted on the wrong thread, this is for the Sony Xperia Z not the iPhone 5.

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McDonalds burger app gives it to you straight from the horse's mouth

Graham Lockley

I Hear...

...they are now checking their veggie burgers for traces of Uniquorn.

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'iPhone 5S' said to begin trial production next month

Graham Lockley

Re: Tell us the important news...

>But seriously, folks, how many people who shelled out for a 5 last month are going to shell out again for a 5S next month?

Enough that the BBC news service (?) will run a report about the queues outside the local apple chapel as if it were actually news ?

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Quarter of Eastern cell towers BLOWN down BY SANDY - FCC

Graham Lockley

"This was and still is a devastating storm with a serious impact on our nation's communications infrastructure,"

Facebook was down !

Didn't some bright spark politico suggest using FB for national warnings ?

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Patent trolling cost the US $29 BILLION in 2011

Graham Lockley

Shoot the lawyers, growth industry if ever I saw one.

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Mystery buyer scoops working Apple 1 at auction

Graham Lockley

>Mind you, I was apparently the greater fool back in the early 80s when a mate had three of these for sale,

I don't doubt that there are an awful lot of people who think the same thing every time something (relatively) mundane goes for silly money. I play bass and have the same feeling when a Burns Bison or Framus sell for 1000% more that what I sold em for 30 + years ago. Figuring out what is worth keeping and what is tat is a skill way beyond me.

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Flying Dutchman creates dead cat quadcopter

Graham Lockley
WTF?

A little late...

Why didnt he kit the kat out BEFORE it got run over ? Maybe it could have avoided the wheels if it had extra propulsion.

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Panasonic DMC-GX1 compact system camera

Graham Lockley

As has been said

£230 to make the bloody thing usable ?????No EVF-no sale as far as I'm concerned

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Wallace & Gromit teach Oz kids to respect patents

Graham Lockley

How sad

Yet another of my heroes (Wallace and Grommit this time) have feet of clay !

Errrr

I'll get me coat

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Tony Blair closes RSA 2012, denounces WikiLeaks

Graham Lockley

>Blair asserted that you needed "the wisdom of the oldies" to put the technology itself in context

I suppose that at 55 I'm still not old enough to realise that state censorship is a bad thing then. Can't wait to grow up.....

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Apple claims its 'innovation' creates 514,000 US jobs

Graham Lockley
Happy

Back off !

Extract the michael as you wish but lay off Innovation the DB string manufacturer ! Bunch of good guys providing 'innovative' strings to those of us who enjoy the low end of things .Try some 'Silver Slaps' to see what I mean :D

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Squirrelled away: seeds survive 30,000-year winter

Graham Lockley

Re: Hmmm...

>Soree. Above entirly normul. Nothin to wury about. Ignor prior wurds. Do human things. Seeds harmles. Hav nice dai.

Just dont go to sleep ? Esp next to green poddy type thing ?

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T-Mobile clams up over Full Monty 'speed-cap' claims

Graham Lockley

>You know, if they gave me sixty minutes a month, sixty texts a month and ten gig of data, I'd be happy as larry.

I was about to leave T-mob (on contract) because of their merger with that bunch of thieves known as Orange. Got passed to retentions (what a surprise) and ended up with a sim-only deal of 100 mins and 100 texts and 'unlimited' data for £5.50 a month. Ok so the data (in theory) is 2gb but in practice I have bust that at times and not seen any penalties.

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‘Oldest animals’ show up in Namibian dig

Graham Lockley

>the earth is only 10,000 years old!

>Ha ha. Creationist muppets, keep wetting your beds

Ah but the ID'ers will simply place it in The Grand Scheme of Things (TM) and point out that it shows some supranatural force intervened to evolve it into a lump of dog shit. That crafty Sky Fairy is a devious bugger doncha know.

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Facebook files for IPO, seeks $5bn

Graham Lockley
WTF?

?????

>We also believe that giving people control over what they share is a fundamental principle of this rewiring

He was being ironic right ?

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iPhone doc will detect cancer, diabetes - boffins

Graham Lockley

@Marketing Hack

I upvoted you once for the first post, I think you are being greedy expecting the duplicate to get anything :)

Anyways, if the BejasusPhone diagnoses you it will also be able to (miraculously) cure you, as eny fule no.

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UK probes Snickers over 'celebrity' Twitter adverts

Graham Lockley

Whats a candy bar ? Isn't it something our merkin chooms eat ?

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Orange touts tropical tablet

Graham Lockley

It's Orange so it will be stuffed full of crap and worth about a quarter of what you actually end up paying for it. Oh and you better hope it doesn't pack up after 6 months coz you will end up paying to get it fixed.

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Dagenham council: Only language our tenants understand is SMS

Graham Lockley
Coffee/keyboard

>Free? In what way exactly? I'd imagine that this service is paid for by local council tax payers, so >whilst it's "free" to the chavs who spent all their dole money down the local bookies and >wetherspoons, I'd doubt it's free to those who own or rent their own property and pay taxes.

Seems El Reg is slowly going up in the world, now Daily Mail journos are astroturfing here :)

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Ofcom maps out what 'psychics' are allowed to do on TV

Graham Lockley
Happy

Begone foul Maltists

>The answers to many questions can often be found in a bottle of Talisker, IME :-)

>My favourite place to search is three glasses down a bottle of Laphroaig, but I salute you, sir.

Don't listen to these doomed heathens with their foul smelling malted brews children, true answers can only be obtained with the fruit of the Grape ! An Armagnac or Cognac are the only true paths to enlightenment !

(Available at a good supermarket or off-licence near you. Terms and conditions may apply)

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Groupon's IPO: don't get too excited about 30% rise

Graham Lockley

Groupon is a fail waiting to happen.They produce nothing and add no value, make no money and only serve to worsen the lot of the poor traders who sign up. This is a long term business plan ?

Dotcom bubble burst just waiting to happen.

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Sony Tablet S

Graham Lockley

My (brief) encounter with one of these left me quite impressed. There has been little mention in the comments about the wedge shape yet this was the first thing I found impressive. It felt right in both landscape and portrait modes. I agree with Chris 171, £299 and it will wipe out both Android and IOS competitors. Now all I need to figure out is why I need one when my EEEpc does all the portable browsing I want (much better than any tablet), my SGS2 does for my ultra portable needs and my pc does for my grunt computing needs. Guess I'm not in the market for iPad2 either then :)

Tis a nice bit of kit tho, maybe given time I could justify getting one.

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Cops should help us slay trolls, says Facebook wonk

Graham Lockley

>They need more training and need to know more about how it works

I suspect they mostly know how it works, figuring out if a law has been broken and gathering relevant evidence takes a lot longer.

As pointed out above, put up the pennies or STFU.

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HTC foretells 2012 move to 4G in US, 'advanced markets'

Graham Lockley

And Yet....

My experience of HTC phones has been 100 % positive (and I've had a few). Well made and reliable would be my description.

Never had to use their repair service coz I've never had a broken one so I can't comment on that, commiserations if it is pants.

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No licence required: Ofcom sets bandwidth bundle free

Graham Lockley

>Satellite operators did raise some concerns about the unlicensed use of 3.4-3.8GHs,

Why didnt you just say Sky ?

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Linehan turns IT Crowd off but NOT on again

Graham Lockley

>The Big Bang Theory is still going strong.

Probably something to do with it actually being funny...

Shows how tastes differ, I tried hard to like TBBT but found it dull and predictable, OTOH a mate raves about it constantly. IT Crowd was far funnier and closer to reality (I know these guys) but I'm glad they didnt do the USA thing and pull in a team of writers. Sometimes less is more, Shameless springs to mind here, it should never have been dragged out beyond 4 series. Try watching 'Early Doors', a show that only ran for two series and is a jewel that leaves you wanting more.

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Gulf of California terrorized by ONE-EYED MUTANT SHARK!

Graham Lockley

Turanga Leela was the first thing that entered my head when I saw that pic. You know or you don't :)

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Viz Profanisaurus

Graham Lockley

>For anyone who doesn’t know what Viz is

Who is this person ? Name and shame the humourless git !

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Gay-bashing cult plans picket of Steve Jobs funeral

Graham Lockley
Stop

+1

Plus one on denying them the 'oxygen of publicity' (to quote another nutcase)

@Dave 126

Sammiches with mayo is bad ? You are going straight to hell boy !!

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O2 best placed to scoop new iPhone sales dosh

Graham Lockley

'iPhone consumers are very loyal when upgrading their device. In Britain, over 70 per cent of iPhone owners who changed their device chose another iPhone.'

Wonder what the figures are for Android? Certainly most people I know who have Android phones are on at least their second (third in my case). Is it a case of 'better the devil you know' rather than any inherent loyalty?

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Huawei gets charged with juicy Android handset

Graham Lockley
FAIL

I wonder...

if it will have any Nokia code in there somewhere ? Huawei are probably one of the few companies that can make Apple look saintly :)

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Big Music trumpets ‘Cliff Richard’ term extension

Graham Lockley

Late reply to the AC

Sorry, haven't been following this thread so didn't reply straight away.

>If you understood how copyright works you would see how daft your proposal is. Unfortunately most Copyright Commentards know jack shit about it - they just want to rant about Big Corps.

Reread my post, it wasn't a BigCorp rant. A daft suggestion ? Then how daft is it that people put software/images etc. up on the net with the 'free for personal use' provisio and it tends to be respected ? Are you suggesting its difficult to define commercial/non commercial use ?

Back in your cave you anonymous troll ;)

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Graham Lockley

'Copyright laws exist in all civilized countries to protect art. If you want that are then pay for it or go without. There is no God given right to someone else's art.'

I think you will find that there is no argument here that suggests that copyright shouldn't exist on recordings, the debate is simply about the length of that copyright and the tangled mess(composer/performer etc.) that exists. Personally I feel 50 years is adequate, a reversion to public domain should occur with a caveat (that we are all familiar with) about commercial use being forbidden without a licence. In other words, after 50 years Joe Soap can have free access but BigCorp must pay a fee to the original rights owners to broadcast/reuse etc.

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Rubbing an iPhone on your face won't cure acne - FTC

Graham Lockley

@stefan

>The 3300 Android users...is that all of them?

The level of trolling in here is getting so low even an iPhone user can spot them (as long as he/she has an app to assist in the observation process)

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Ice Cream Sandwich Android out 'by November'

Graham Lockley

@fishman

Fanbois and Astroturfers apart, voice dialling in the old Winmo and Nokia phones 'just worked' (Copyright Apple Electronica).

Its odd that this is one of the few areas that recent mobile phones have worsened while having massively more processing power available for the task ?

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World+dog yawn over NFC smartphone shopping

Graham Lockley

Oh how we chuckled

>Android-phone owners don't appear to have all that positive an opinion of Apple

...and in other news ursine faeces have been discovered in wooded areas.

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Brit CompSci student faces extradition to US over link site

Graham Lockley

T'internet is broken

>the pointing finger was broken, and having been broken, pointed no more.

Nor all Americas piety and wit shall call it it back to point at half a word of it

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Yuri Gagarin lands at Royal Albert Hall

Graham Lockley

Sod Duke Nukem

...pussy compared to this guy.

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Apple iCloud: Steve Jobs' own private internet

Graham Lockley

Oh how we laughed...

>Apple gives away their OS with their computers, so initial cost is free.

That made me chuckle.... you were being ironic right ?

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