* Posts by Captain Hogwash

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Apple Music available on Sonos by end of this year

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Re: Sonos speakers don't have an input cable

But the Sonos Connect does.

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Indiana Jones whips Bond in greatest movie character poll

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Some great suggestions from commentards

But the only character who impressed me so much as a boy in the seventies that I asked my mum to cut my hair like that was Spock.

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FLICK my FLINT and SNIFF my TREE on the streets of Naples

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DON’T add me to your social network, I have NO IDEA who you are

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Ringing birds is best left to the RSPB.

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The Martian: Matt Damon sciences the sh*t out of the red planet

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Re: I'm hoping for Castaway on Mars.

...with Zooey Deschanel playing the Amanda Donahoe part.

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Cops turn Download Festival into an ORWELLIAN SPY PARADISE

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Re: whats on TV ?

[email protected] probably.

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Re: fictional

Presidio Modelo

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Re: Two words.

Just what I was thinking. If this is deemed a success by LeicPol then it will be rolled out to the rest of Prison Island.

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MIT bods' digital economy babblings are tosh. C'mon guys, Economics 101

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Re: Serving others becomes more rewarding and less like a chore

Downvote all you like but for those of an introverted nature this would be hell under any circumstances. There's a reason people are attracted to or repelled from certain job types you know.

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Re: Serving others becomes more rewarding and less like a chore

I can't imagine any circumstances where that would be true.

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Spanish TV journo leaves subordinates cowering after verbal shoeings

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Re: failing to adequately address the issue of her cleavage

What precisely are these failings?

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Obama issues HTTPS-only order to US Federal sysadmins

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Re: So we cant trust HTTPS then.

You can't trust anything or anyone.

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FBI: Apple and Google are helping ISIS by offering strong crypto

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Re: Dear ThreeLetterAgencies. Fuck You.

> ruling classes

There's the problem right there. That should a concept should exist at all.

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High-flying LOHAN fan raises ale-filled tankard

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Re: Beer from a straight glass? Heresy!

Regardless of the relative merits of whisky from Scotland or whiskey from anywhere else, the latter was in production before the former. Therefore your use of imitation is erroneous.

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Android M's Now on Tap cyber-secretary is like Clippy on Class A drugs

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Re: Upgrades !

You're expecting companies who make their money by selling hardware to adopt practices which will slow the rate at which their customers buy new hardware? Good luck with that. Google doesn't care as long as you continue to use their services, which you probably will if you're already using them. By the way, love the handle.

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Re: Android M will also include much finer user controls as to what apps can access

+1 for CyanogenMod on an S3. I bought one specifically for this purpose. The phone was rooted and the new OS installed within half an our of arrival and I've no regrets about it. Also, put F-Droid on there and don't install the Google apps and you're as close to keeping the Chocolate Factory out of your business as you can be while still on an Android phone.

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BRAIN STORM: Nine mislaid cerebra found near railway line in New York

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Brainstorm, here I go...

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And I don't wanna turn android

(Body of mine)

You gotta help me avoid that

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Cheers Nik

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WOODEN computer chips reveal humanity's cyber elf future

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Re: This is so exciting

Yes, it's plane to see that this is an idea that could bear fruit.

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Make Adama proud: Connect your Things wisely, cadet

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Re: you probably should watch that one

Sadly I can't suspend disbelief for long enough to watch any TV series of a fictional narrative nature. I can just about manage a standalone film but if I have to either come back next week for the next bit or binge on an entire series at once then there's no chance. That's for everything - not just space opera. But others are free to enjoy whatever shows they like without condemnation from me.

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Re: Admiral Adama

And thanks for the down votes all those people who think everyone should watch the same TV shows as them.

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Re: Admiral Adama

Thanks for the explanation djack.

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Admiral Adama

A quick search has turned up the result that this is a character from something called Battlestar Galactica. Would someone mind explaining his relevance here to someone who doesn't watch TV space opera shows?

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Adult FriendFinder hack EXPOSES MEELLIONS of MEMBERS

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Re: Does she like pina coladas?

I wish I could upvote this many times.

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City of birth? Why password questions are a terrible idea

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Re: What was the registration of your father's car?

His first car, his previous car or his red car?

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Re: Even worse

Use modifiers e.g. dark black, light black, pale black, etc.

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Russia will fork Sailfish OS to shut out pesky Western spooks

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Re: It would be nice to have...

Surely there would need to be another Russian made phone that is up and working in order for your loved ones to be able to take your call?

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South Korea mandates spyware installation on teenagers' smartphones

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Re: Re: But what do they hope to find out?

Something to do with having a tongue like coarse sand paper.

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Red-faced Germans halt NSA cooperation after Euro spying revealed

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Re: "Or is that not what you meant?"

English grammar wasn't taught in comprehensive schools during the late seventies and early eighties. You know damn well what I meant.

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Re: "Surveillance is a sensitive issue in Germany"

It should be everywhere.

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'Tough' UK public sector blamed in BT sales hiccup

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WHERE'S MY FTTC?

GRRR!!!

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Quid-A-Day Nosh Posse chap in 'desperate' cash shortage

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@VinceH

Fancy a change from your usual do you Vince?

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Why-Not-Insects-Vincent-Holt/dp/0946014124

:-)

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E-voting and the UK election: Pick a lizard, any lizard

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Re: Missing the big picture

My apologies. When you wrote of toppling the system I hadn't realised you meant tweaking the system slightly.

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Re: Missing the big picture

Having torn the system down, what would you put in its place?

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ESPN sues Verizon: People picking their own TV channels? NOOoo!

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Re: Was gutted...

I feel your pain. Was gutted to have to take any Sky channel when all I wanted was Film4 (it was £7/month on top on Sky subscription but not available standalone.)

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Surveillance, broadband, zero hours: Tech policy in a UK hung Parliament

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Re: raising the subject of reform is still possible

Perhaps. But the two main parties will argue that the result was a vote of support for the current system. This means getting another referendum is probably just about as likely as if AV had won the day last time.

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Re: its time to call time on our stupid voting system

I agree. Unfortunately, when given the opportunity to do just that, the electorate said no.

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Love-rat fanboi left bobbing for Apples in tiny Japanese bath

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Wow!

Tell me more about the bath. What are the dimensions? Where are the taps? What's that strange lid type thing at the narrow end? Is it really an enormous bidet? Are these available in Blighty?

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Lib Dem manifesto: Spook slapdown, ban on teen-repelling Mosquitos

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Horsefly says no to mosquito!

OK, I'm going.

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Radio 4 and Dr K on programming languages: Full of Java Kool-Aid

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Re: Assembly, now that was Punk

The point about punk was that anyone could do it. You no longer had to be a virtuoso as the progressive guys had been - just pick up a guitar and bang out three chords. I graduated from BASIC to typing hex into the Pet's machine code monitor just as I graduated from three guitar chords to fancy quasi-classical finger style. So BASIC WAS punk, assembly was something requiring more skill (metal/prog/jazz?) and just running other people's programs was Bay City Rollers (manufactured - geddit?)

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BASIC - Punk Rock!

I liked this analogy. I was 13 in 1979 and wrote my first program on a Commodore Pet. I've always been aware of the fact that I was just between two revolutions in popular music & culture (too young for punk, too old for acid house) but, being exactly the right age when the early eighties micro boom happened, I've told people for years that this was the rock & roll of my generation. Sadly too many my own age don't get it so it was nice to hear someone on Radio 4 who does.

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Dear departed Internet Explorer, how I will miss you ... NOT

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For me, Spartan evokes...

memories of a box of chocolates with hard centres available for a while in the seventies. I liked them but I don't think they were a commercial success.

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NHS England has some sneaky plans for Care.data acceleration

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Phil Dude

Why the joke icon?

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Google Glass DIED from TOO MUCH ATTENTION, Captain Moonshot admits

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@fandom Re: Oh myyyyy....

Er, whoosh!

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My self-driving cars may lead to human driver ban, says Tesla's Musk

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Re: Am I the only one...

No you are not. I too am concerned at the prospect of becoming 0xDEADBEEF.

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Aged 18-24? Don't care about voting? Got a phone? Oh dear...

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Re: turned off registering

Maybe that's the point. Remember the poll tax?

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Flying cars will take to the skies in 2017, if government allows

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Re: Lordy

unless these things fly themselves and drivers are required to get pilot's licenses

FTFY

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'Just a kid' Zuck's word is his bond ... but NOT in his backyard, lawsuit claims

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Re: Markie Sugar town Cannot be Trusted

What about Markie Sugar Mountain?

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Droidberry dangles: Why the BlackBerry-Samsung alliance is big potatoes

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DroidBerry?

BlackDroid sounds much cooler.

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BBC: We'll give FREE subpar-Raspberry-Pis to a million Brit schoolkids

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Re: why does every small computer get compared to the Raspberry Pi?

Because, on the original BBC website article at least, it's the only thing most of the target audience will have heard of that conveys the essence of the thing.

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