* Posts by James Boag

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Four caged in UK after cyber-heist swipes €7m in EU carbon credits

James Boag

"Let me be clear this is not a victimless crime – it hits the pockets of every taxpayer in the UK." And how much did we pay to bring the case to court and then again the costs of keeping these criminals locked up ?

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Google swallows SMARTSPOON manufacturer Lift Labs

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Tweeting bog ...

And I thought my Doorbell tweeting was bad.

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Epiphany hits Raspberry Pi founders, users

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pi's Rock

I must admit i find the GUI too slow and the browser was a real pain. I normally SSH onto the pi and using this it's a fantastic device, Hopefully this browser will make it more usable for the Kids as that's what it is designed for, Well done raspberry pi keep up the good work.

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Chromebooks to break out of US schools: Netbook 2.0 comeback not just for children

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Chromebook

A fantastic device, Lite, Huge battery life, Yes you can install Linux (To run concurrently with chrome OS) as the both run as VM's, But i find that the Chromebook does everything i need as is, Ctrl-ALT-T and i can ssh into another device. Via the browser i can do most things, and if i need to do some real work, I switch to a desktop as laptops just don't cut the mustered for me no matter what the OS when it comes to developing software (testing Yes) but not developing.

It's fast, Cheap, stylish with great battery life.

If you ain't tried one give it a go, i paid £250 for my HP 14 Best laptop i've had ever and my first was a mitac 286 !

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Intel forced to shoot down viral 'Israeli boycott' whopper

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Unless one side can completly eradicate 100% of the other side by means of extream violence. then the only option is to negotiate for peace. the side with the best resourses will be looked down on for its unfair kill rate and the side with the least resourses will pay the victim card. the only solution is to negotiate for peace or this will go on and on and on.

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Scottish independence debate: STV player flops under weight of viewers

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Std Dirty tricks by tory boys of the westminster clan

it was on STV to reduce the audience, when given the choice of a global blue chip broadcaster in the form of the BBC or a micky mouse 2 bit opperation like STV what did westminster choose, Remeber folks they don't want us to leave, the secret service has a remit to protect the UK, Dirty tricks are comming in thick and fast these days. But those south of the border will have no knowledge of this as this is part of the device and conqure that's being used agianst the citizents of the UK by westminster for years, how else do you explain the fact that in a democracy most of the ruling elite all went to the same skool !

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It's WAR: Internet of Stuff firms butt heads over talking-fridge tech standards

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I got board of waiting

Now i can control my aquarium lights from my phone via a raspberry pi, Still a dam site cheaper that the other solutions being offered by BIG-CORP-INC and much more fun to code and build :)

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MYSTERIOUS Siberia CRATER: ALIENS or METEOR not involved, officials insist

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Joke

Can't believe you guys missed it !

Large hole appears, The authorities are looking into it !

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UK Parliament rubber-stamps EMERGENCY data grab 'n' keep bill

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Is their a list ?

Of the MP that did not sign the Bill ?

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Microsoft takes on Chromebook with low-cost Windows laptops

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May just about work

Then you install the Anti Virus/ Anti Malware / Identity Protection / etc and the machine fails to boot due to lack of resources !

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Acer cranks Chromebooks with Core i3 models

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Bought an HP 14 chrome book

Bought an HP 14 chrome book about 6 month ago, Best buy in a long time, Instant on well built,

You can install linux no problem, although out of the box it does all that's required for consuming the web and a bit of document writing, well worth a punt.

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Say goodbye to the noughties: Yesterday’s hi-fi biz is BUSTED, bro

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RE traditionally separates would be swapped out over time

When amps go bad, Did it start playing Justin Beeber ?

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New Bluetooth tech lets you control 4 BILLION lightbulbs at once

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Battery switch !

. "in a move that will please the green lobby, the switch can be run off a battery that, according to CSR, will last for up to six years"

Would it not be better to rewire the house lighting ring for 12V

1 transformer at the fuse box !

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Universal Discredit: Gov admits Treasury HASN'T signed off biz case

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If only

They put IDS in charge of the Pedofile parties in the 80's so many would have been saved

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Wannabe Startup CEOs Hate This Guy: Potato Salad man and the $60k

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Back in the day

It was not always this way, Back when a 404 error existed in one place, tit interwebs was a place to hide from the madness of celebrity, where information flow from one person to another and gained something on the way,

Me I blame AOL and all these disks the sent out, even if 1 in 100 fools managed to get the disk in the correct slot the correct way up, eventually the fools would take over !

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SolidRun pitches upgradeable SBC into the IoT fray

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RE Cheap Chinese Androids

I have tried these Android sticks and they are good if you want to run android on your telly, But the pi lets you play in the "real" world. The GPIO is the killer PI function, My first attempt was a Doorbell (ok 1 switch) but it's been running for well over a year now, Plays AC/DC when pressed (Don't you have a sub woofer on your doorbell) tweets Just coz it can and pushes a message to my phone. all completely useless functionality, but functionality that i can build my self, Now im working on switching 12 volt dc supplies to control the lighting on my fishtank. learning electronics and never board. as for the comment about the same pinout on the GPIO great i can use this without redesigning my hardware, Think apple (ooohgh i know) but iplop dock are everywhere as their just the one (ish) to implement.

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Standby consumes MORE POWER THAN CANADA: IEA

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look on the bright side

I've just discovered i can run my raspberry pi from a pc power supply on standby. And fire it up fully when i want to use more power.

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Five arrested over money-grubbing fake UK.gov shocker

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Shocker !

Money grabbing fraudsters impersonate Government sites,

How do you tell the difference ?

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Journal that published Facebook emoto-furtle study: Proper boffins get CONSENT

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Re: Informed consent?

Of course it would work, Just offer them the chance of £100 of Tesco/next/argos vouchers if they click like. Or a cheap pair of raybands lol

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Royal Navy parks 470 double-decker buses on Queen Elizabeth

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470 Busses on the flight deck

Won't this make landing aircraft quite tricky ?

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Linux turns the crank on code for cars

James Boag

Look on the bright side guys, for several years now i've been getting my old bangers fixed for the cost of the parts, as every time i go to my auto repair man, He's got issues with his computers, I don't charge him labour and he don't charge me. And if the cars themselves get even more complex that's even more people need your skills in a barter like way, last set of wheels cost me £600 and lasted 14 months with no repair bill, + £100 back from the scrap yard, lets see it the new £400 sporty model does as well, As for javascript in my dash board, fine if i put it their on a raspberry pi, but i'm not trusting anyone elses !

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PayPal says sorry: Fat fingers froze fundraiser for anti-spy ProtonMail

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Re: Mmmh, its definitely a cock-up when it becomes world-wide news ....

Just say no, and Email the provider telling them your saying no, Had to stop using Banggood for that very reason yesterday, Polite email telling them that i refuse to use pay pal and had sourced my Led Spot lights for a competing Chinese website due to their pay pal only status.

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Cambridge's tiny superconducting magnet breaks strength record

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Re: Three tonnes of force?

3 million tic tac's (Orange ones)

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BBC: Bumpkins, hobbits need fairer coverage

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BBC !

Surely it the 10 Downing Street Broadcasting Corporation, As nothing that ever happens is ever reported on their so called news programs !

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DOH! Google’s internet of things vision is powered by… Mac OS

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Chromebooks are for consumption

Chromebooks are for consuming the web, Facebook, Netflix, Spotify , Youtube etc

Not for actually doing anything productive on !

Oh and they are bloody good for consuming the web too !

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Microsoft tests HALF-INCH second screen to spur workplace play

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Since this is an MS Product

I take it you'll need 1 for each contact on your contact list, How else would you tell which one it's from !

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EXPOSED: Massive mobile malware network used by cops globally

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Hold on we just spent how much on a phone hacking trial

Hold on we just spent how much on a phone hacking trial ?

When we had the technology infrastructure and unless our security services are seriously incompetent the evidence in place,

If the correct information had been presented to the trial then all the "Defendants" may have really got what they deserved, at a fraction of the price that we were charged,

I just can't see the value of this if we don't use it !

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Coulson GUILTY of conspiring to hack phones between 2000 and 2006

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iFind: Critics slam Kickstarter campaign for miraculous battery-free phone finder

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re Just a couple of critical questions...

There's always bloody one ! lol

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KA-BOOOM! Boffins blow up mountain to make way for telescope

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1.4 Instagrams

It better be one hell of a selfie !

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Amazon's not-actually-3D Fire: Bezos' cash register in YOUR pocket

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Re Prime service, which includes ... free two-day shipping

They chuck them in your pond !, I had no idea that the post office were so helpful, I know where im ordering my fish from in future !

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Student promises Java key to unlock Simplocker ransomware

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homoeopathic Hairdressing

Re "even an undergrad can crack it" Well said.

homoeopathic Hairdressing : Is that the one where you cut 1/10 of a mill of one hair and that's £50 please sir,

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Tom Hanks NICKED my COPYRIGHTED PIC, claims Brit photog

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Do us all a favor

Ban Hanks from the UK,

Ban all his films.

Seem only fair and he has transgressed the copyright laws, that's usually a hanging offence nowadays !

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Microsoft poised to take Web server crown from Apache

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Re: If history repeats, we can expect Windows Phone to top the charts in about 2030. ®

You know that endlessly repeating the same thing doesn't make it true?

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Google uses disruptive 'poem' tech to announce new Chromebook availability

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More o Topaz

On yonder shelf their stood a chrome book,

It must have gone it's no their noo !

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Myspace: Where are you going? We still have all your HUMILIATING PICS

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My God

People don't really use the REAl names do they, What are they teaching them in Schools these day!

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Quantum teleportation gets reliable at Delft

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Your missing the point.

With a star trek type transporter, you could be rebuild (destination end) With a body alcohol rating of your choice and even with a half chewed mouthful of bacon roll in your mouth, and a reference liver / kidney / lungs / heart. Think bigger my friends !

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Sacre BLEURGH: Google thinks London's Victoria station is on the PARIS Metro

James Boag
Joke

Re Up North

I though i saw Van Morrison in my rear view mirror this morning on the way into work, Then i remembered things are reversed in the mirror and it was a Morrisons Van, So they do do transport !

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Rap chap tapped for $3 BEELLION: Apple buys Dr Dre's Beats

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It's obvious

This is not about Music streaming, Apple have just bought one of the worlds largest sucker lists, now they can sell icrap to all the beats victims !

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More chance you came a cropper on a UK road than bought a Chromebook this year

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Chromebooks Rock

As a Linux guy, not wanting to give MS any more money and not stupid enough to pay thru the nose for apple products , I thought i'd give the chrome book a try, Not disappointed in the least.

It took me 2 months before i installed linux, That's how useful chrome is. then it confused me as i had spotify playing on linux and tabbed back into chrome only to find that Spotify was still playing !

Yip Chrome runs on a VM and so does Linux so you can have the best of both worlds at the same time.

as you already know everyone and their brother are spying on you, but at least google gives you some decent hardware.

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GCHQ grants security clearance to Samsung's Knox mobe security

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Knox Uninstall

This product has now been officially compromised !

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Chap rebuilds BBC Micro in JavaScript

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Buy that man a Beer

Ah the good old days, Never had a disk drive but then back in the day a dual tape deck was standard in most "Hi-Fi"'s

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LinkedIn killing CardMunch biz-card scanning app

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are you comparing apples to apples

I was under the impression that business cards and scanning did not spam the shit out of you, your contacts, your grandma and all her contacts !

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Tesco to tout its own smartphone – now THAT'S an unexpected item in the bagging area

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re Can it be cleaned up?

Yes, Simply enter your club card number in the app below !

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BSkyB broadband growth chopped in HALF

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no sympathy

Look your giving money to Murdoch. Your are funding his evilness

as as for 02 Well come on guys who sponsored big brother.

I personally delete all emails from either domains automatically.

I want nothing to do with people so shallow that they will fund these

sort of organisations.

PS remember that paying tax directly funds Governments !

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Behold! World's smallest 3D-printer pen Lix artists into shape – literally

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Oh Great

I now going to have to squint in 3d to try an guess what the little one has created and attached to the cat,dog, or gold fish !

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Customisation is BAD for the economy, say Oz productivity wonks

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Re Stuart Longland

I only down voted you to prove i'm Different :)

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Up to 500 GP practices to test plans to share patient data

James Boag

What we really need is a new crime of Fuckwittery in public office, Punishable by complete eradication of you DNA from the Gene pool, That would cut down on all this crap !

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Systems meltdown plunges US immigration courts into pen-and-paper stone age

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Joke

super-solar flare

Did we not have them in the 70's ?

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MIT boffins moot tsunami-proof floating nuke power plants

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a yacht !

If he had studied the offshore platforms in any detail, He would be aware that each installation would have a 500m exclusion zone and a Yacht would under no circumstances be aloud within this zone.

Still plenty of work for the ROV crews inspecting the structure,

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