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DVLA website GOES TITSUP on day paper car tax discs retire

John70

Beta Testing

"Clearly, the rebuilt DVLA site wasn't ready for showtime today, so questions have to be asked about why the GOV.UK team waved the wobbly beta website through."

The users are the beta testers.

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Apple's iPhone 6 first-day sales are MEANINGLESS, mutters analyst

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Does the sales include people reselling them iPhones on day 1 as well?

iPhone 6 Black Market

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ef_BznBwktw

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Super Cali optimistic cloud is now a focus – even though the sound of it is something quite

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Pint

Me too

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Future Apple gumble could lock fanbois out of their own devices

John70

My old Garmin Sat Nav uses GPS location whether to unlock the device automatically at home or asks me to enter a PIN number to unlock it.

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Whitehall and Microsoft negotiate NHS Windows XP hacker survival plan

John70

"We spoke to an IT operations manager at one major NHS trust who struggled to recall being contacted by central government on the end of Windows XP."

Does the IT Operations Manager know anything about IT?

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'You win, Kanye': Coinye creators throw in towel after rapper sues

John70

Maybe he's making his own Koin Kardashian currency and didn't wanted to be linked to Coinye

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Army spaffed MILLIONS up the wall on flawed Capita online recruiting system - report

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Or even have an in-house team to do the work and stop out-sourcing.

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Fisher-Price in hot seat: iPad bouncy chair lets APPLE BABYSIT tots – parents

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Re: Could be worse

As soon as they see this, they will...

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To fel with you! There's an NSA spook in my World of Warcraft

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Were they all playing Rogues?

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John70

Re: a cunning plan

If there are any job openings, I'll sign up...

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US spy court says internet firms can't report surveillance requests

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Joke

Re: Wait, what?

"America was not shut down properly.

Would you like to restart America in safe mode"

Have they tried turning it off and on again?

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WoW gold farmer throws sueball over real world gold theft

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Blizzard

Wonder if Blizzard will sue her for her gold for selling their virtual gold.

It is against the terms and conditions of the game.

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Wow! British Gas bungs a million remote-controlled sales-droids in UK homes

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No Reception

"The energy giant led the way towards the mandated smart-meters, relying on mobile phone networks to communicate with the new power meters rather than waiting for White Space or a 900MHz radio mesh network"

And what if you're in an area with no reception?

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Who will Dr Who chew in 50th TV do before Matt Smith bids adieu?

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Joke

50th Anniversary Ending

The Doctor whips out his Sonic Screwdriver and saves the day

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Make cool shows, make money: Netflix's SHOCKING TV strategy

John70

I liked Firefly and Serenity. Pity the idiots at the network cancelled it.

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Remember Streetmap? It's suing Google in a UK court

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Re: StreetMap Out of Date

opps... forgot to mention I compared the city centre where roads have been altered or closed and turned into pedestrian area.

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John70

StreetMap Out of Date

Just compared StreetMap with Google for my home town and StreetMap is out of date.

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US Navy blasts drones with ship-mounted LASER CANNON

John70

One step closer...

... to phasers and disruptor cannons.

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Unwearable tech: Five ways IT garb's gone HORRIBLY WRONG

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Joke

Streetview

As a feature the glasses will come with a Streetview overlay so you know where you are

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SimCity Classic

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SimCity

The new SimCity is out 5th March: http://www.simcity.com/

Shame you have to be online to play it and the game will become useless if and when EA shuts down the servers.

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Bioshock Infinite, Devil May Cry, SimCity

John70

SimCity

The only problem with SimCity is that you have to be online to play it.

There has been many forum posts wanting it to be an off-line game like previous SimCities and not be at the mercy of EA when they decide to turn off the servers.

It's the type of game that you would play if there wasnt an internet connection available.

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Tick-tock, TalkTalk: Users face fourth day of titsup broadband

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Joke

Re: Really?

So it's your fault? :)

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Microsoft blasts PC makers: It's YOUR fault Windows 8 crash landed

John70

When I went to look at Windows 8 at PC World, nearly all laptops with Windows 8 were not touch screen.

To me it looked like the hardware manufacturers just dumped Windows 8 on old hardware (I mean hardware created for Windows 7) to try and sell old stock.

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Asteroid-mining 'FireFlys' will be ready for action by 2015, vows space firm

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Joke

Firefly, Dragonfly....

Whats next, Horsefly, Housefly and an elephant fly...

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iPhone hangs on in US, Japan, but EVERYONE ELSE bought an Android

John70

If Apple dropped their price by at least £200 for the iPhone 5 then they will get a bigger market share.

At the moment the prices on Apple's site are: 16GB : £529.00, 32GB : £599.00, 64GB : £699.00

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Microsoft to end Windows 8 discounts on January 31

John70

Upgrade

I won't be upgrading Windows 7 to Windows 8 at all.

I will wait and see what Windows 9 will be like.

Thats if Microsoft has seen the errors of it's ways and separate the Windows interface and TIFKAM into separate OSes.

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China visa changes could attract job-hunting IT pros

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Pay

Since things are done in China more cheaply than Western countries, won't it be a pay cut if you went to work in China?

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Razzies set to torpedo pop minx Rihanna's Battleship

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Re: Battleship?

There should be a new category just for Battleship.... Worst Alien Weaponry

They were the pegs from the board game.

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Kill that Java plugin now! New 0-day exploit running wild online

John70

I've not needed to use Java in years.

I wanted to try Minecraft the other month until I realised it requres JRE.

I'll just wait for a native Windows version if they ever create one.

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Up your wormhole: Star Trek Deep Space 9 turns 20

John70

Klingons

Time for a new Trek series based on Klingons...

Lots of fighting, battles and a lot less of Holo-Suite / Holodeck stories.

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2020AD: Space tourists will be FOUND ON MOON

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Joke

Don't forget luggage allowance and in-flight meals... That'll add to the price.

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China plans astro-farms on Mars

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Thumb Up

Thumbs Up

for Futurama reference...

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Troll sues Apple for daring to plug headphones into iPhone

John70

USPTO

How was this ever awarded?

It's time for Judges to tell patent trolls if they are not using "their invention" they should lose the patent.

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Swedish woman cuffed for sex with skeleton SHOCKER

John70

"A fine or up to 2 years"... not much of a stiff sentence.

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Finns look to bring Phorm style stalker ads to UK radio streaming

John70

Whats the point???

If you want local ads on the radio you would be listen to the local radio station.

If you dont want ads it's BBC Radio.

And how many listen to Internet Radio through their phone anyway?

UTuneMe will die off before long.

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Crafty app lets phones send data by ultrasound with speakers, mics

John70

Can they make it sound like a ZX Spectrum loading a game?

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Naughty-step Apple buries court-ordered apology with JavaScript

John70

The Judge should order Apple to put the apology link at the top of the page so people can see it and the apology should contain Apple's name and logo to authenticate the the apology.

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World of Warcraft: Mists of Pandaria review

John70

Rep Grinding

They changing rep grinding in patch 5.1

If you have a character at least revered with a faction, all your other characters will get double rep for that faction.

They are even going to increase the rep speed from revered to exalted.

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Rover spots 'possibly artificial' MYSTERY SHINY OBJECT on Mars

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Crash Site?

Not part of a weather balloon then...

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Better pay your taxes: The world's NOT going to end this year

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Re: It's all very vague anyway

"Anybody remember what Startrek Stardates were based on?"

Difficult to say. Check out http://trekguide.com/Stardates.htm for calculating Stardates.

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Health minister warns ISPs: Block suicide websites or face regulation

John70

18+

Won't be long before you have to be over 18 to use the Internet and must hold a valid Internet License.

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Jury awards Apple $1bn damages in Samsung patent case

John70

iOS and Android

What will this mean for Android?

Will all phone makers using Android be watching their backs?

Should they consider moving to WP8?

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China could penetrate US with new huge missile

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Re: Made in China

Not if they fire in the other direction.

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Ubisoft: 'Vast majority of PC gamers are PIRATES'

John70

Old gamer here

Don't think I've played a Ubisoft game since the Amiga days.

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Doctor Who gets one-off special to mark Time Lord's 50th year on telly

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It has to be...

...a CGI of Hartnell.

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Judge rejects Apple's calls for Samsung censure

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Re: Yeah, RIGHT!!!!!

"Does this mean that Apple have admitted to Reverse engineering??"

It looks like it to me.

And don't companies have something in the small print about not reverse engineering their stuff?

They need to find out which products were reversed engineered and sue Apple.

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Microsoft dumps Metro from Windows 8

John70

Re: What's in a name?

Damn... Cameron Colley beat me to it...

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John70
Joke

What's in a name?

How about shorten Metro to Me and call it Windows Me.

Since it's spelt Me and not ME, it won't be confused with Windows ME.

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Jackson’s Hobbit becomes a trilogy

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Joke

Re: It's not the Dwarves.....

".....it's the Mithril. That's stuff's seriously expensive."

They need to head over to Azeroth. Loads of Mithril nodes to mine.

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