* Posts by John70

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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Re: StreetMap Out of Date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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StreetMap Out of Date

Just compared StreetMap with Google for my home town and StreetMap is out of date.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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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"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

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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

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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

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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

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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'

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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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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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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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Virgin Media's 'bye-bye to buffering' beardy Bolt boast BANNED

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Re: You STILL get Traffic Management on 30Mbps

I'm on Virgin Media (still on 20Mb, waiting for 60Mb upgrade to happen) and when I downloaded latest Mist of Pandaria beta patch which was 20Gb I was getting 2.4Mb/s then within 30 mins this dropped down to 520Kb/s (that's megabytes and kilobytes not bits as displayed on MoP download).

That's how good VM's traffic shaping is. Over 80% reduction. Took bloody hours to download because of that.

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'Extreme' solar storm speeding straight towards Earth

John70

Re: UT?

When there was a power cut at the local Asda a few years ago, they searched your trolly for hidden alcohol, then estimate what the trolly is worth... Was £20 for £60+ of shopping.

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Ten... alien invasions

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Re: What the f*ck does this have to do with the IT industry

It so we can prepare to write a computer virus and upload it into their mothership.... oh wait that has already been done in Independence Day.

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Google claims Chrome is the world's most popular browser

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Lies, damned lies and statistics

This is all I can think of with these companies manipulating the numbers to suit their needs.

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Sysadmins: Your best tale of woe wins a PRIZE

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Joke

Didn't they out-source the bag to India?

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Tesco exec brands UltraViolet 'too complicated' for Brits

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Every little helps

I wouldn't use Tesco's for anything other than buying food and that's if I'm near one.

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Natwest, RBS: When will bank glitch be fixed? Probably not today

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Out-sourcing is bad

"The problem is that IT systems have become vastly more complex. Delivering an e-banking service could be reliant on 20 different IT systems. If even a small change is made to one of these systems, it can cause major problems for the whole banking service, which could be what's happened at NatWest. Finding the root cause of the problem is probably something NatWest is struggling with because of the complexity of the IT systems in any bank."

This is why out-sourcing IT is bad. You fire the permanent staff who knew all the quirks of the system and would have pinpointed the problem in no time at all.

And now the decision to fire IT staff has come back to bite them in the arse.

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Facebook shells out $10m for using users faces in adverts

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How Many??

Facebook has settled a suit that could have seen it compensating 150 billion people in the United "States."

150 billion people? Facbook making people up now to improve their shares?

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Scots council: 9-yr-old lunch blogger was causing 'distress and harm'

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Re: No photos in the canteen

@Captain Scarlet:

"She should start drawing it, it would probably make the food more appealing."

In one blog she did draw it because she forgot to bring her camera.

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All of Europe's data in US servers? We're OK with that - EC bod

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5 million what??

"Richards reckons cloud computing has the potential to deliver €700bn (£564bn) of economic benefit in the five biggest European economies and generate five million new jobs in the five largest member states."

Generate 5 million new jobs??

How can moving your data to the cloud generate 5 million new jobs?

It's more like move the data to the cloud then off source the jobs to India.

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UK websites: No one bothers with cookie law, why should we?

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Cookie Law

So the browser will be bogged down with loads of confirmation cookies from all EU web sites you visit.

And when you clear your cookies, you start all over again.

Who ever though up this law wants slapping round the head with a wet kipper. They have no clue.

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Facebook tests parental-guidance tools in plan to pull in under-13s

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Under 13's

My nephew is 10, he uses it as well as his class mates.

Like the story says so much for the age-verification process during sign up.

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Advertisers slam Microsoft over 'Do not track' decision

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Re: Right

"At best they will change the name (no we are not tracking you... we are following you, totally different)."

Both methods can be summed up in one word: Stalking.

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I need to multitask, but Windows 8's Metro won't let me

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Re: Why are we going backwards?

Windows 8 will have classic Windows Desktop as well as Windows 8 Metro.

You will still be able to use normal Windows applications in Desktop mode.

Windows 8 Desktop no longer has Aero so its all grey. Search for the complaints about Visual Studio 11 and how grey that is.

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