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* Posts by Snowy

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Google hopes to cure its 'flu sneezes

Snowy

Re: Planet Appears to have Wobbled Again

Not even with honey...

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Google’s dot-com forget-me-not bomb: EU court still aiming at giant

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Re: Hmmmm I await the Rumble in the Jungle --->

Nothing to do with free speech, does not stop people saying anything just makes it hard for people to listen. Free speech is not the same as a right to be heard.

Having said that if the information is outdated or wrong they should go after that rather than the link to the information. Seems to me they are going after the low hanging fruit, seeing that it seems a lot easier to get the link removed rather than the information it links to.

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Computer misuse: Brits could face LIFE IN PRISON for serious hacking offences

Snowy

Re: "Serious Crime Bill"?

The video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2k1iRD2f-c (first part of it) or the remake http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JSahEDRjvw

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Don't wait for that big iPad, order a NEXUS 9 instead, industry little bird says

Snowy

None have expandable memory

If anything is expandable it is the storage space. When you computer has a 1 TB Hard drive you do not say it has 1 TB of memory but 1 TB of storage, so why does this get mixed up with Tablets and phones?

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SMASH the Bash bug! Apple and Red Hat scramble for patch batches

Snowy

I wonder

How many researchers are going to look at other quite obscure features that are rarely used for other security vulnerabilities, I know if I was one I would be.

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This flashlight app requires: Your contacts list, identity, access to your camera...

Snowy

Yes most apps want to many permissions

Take the Arriva Bus App on Android for example it wants

Version 1.1.3 can access:

Location

approximate location (network-based)

precise location (GPS and network-based)

Photos / Media / Files

modify or delete the contents of your USB storage

test access to protected storage

Camera / Microphone

take pictures and videos

Wi-Fi connection information

view Wi-Fi connections

Other

read Google service configuration

full network access

view network connections

Okay a network connection and location I can understand but the rest no.

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Shoot-em-up: Sony Online Entertainment hit by 'large scale DDoS attack'

Snowy

Re: Why?

Blackmail maybe?

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Cor blimey: Virgin Media pipes 152Mb fibre to 100,000 East Londoners

Snowy

Re: Reall???!!!

Same as down the bottom of our road, right in the middle of the cabled area, an estate of 100+ houses got built about 2 years ago and they have no wired them up yet. They also get lots of glossy brochures about just how wonderful life would be if only I'd sign up!!!

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Ad biz now has one less excuse to sponsor freetards and filth

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I could accept adds if...

They did not try and run scripts in them and they could guarantee them not to contain things that could compromise my system. Until then adblock stays.

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EU's top data cops to meet Google, Microsoft et al over 'right to be forgotten'

Snowy

but

If the content they link is what they want forgotten then they should have that removed before the link is removed from the index.

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10Gbps over crumbling COPPER: Boffins cram bits down telco wire

Snowy

If your going to upgrade to fibre the connection to the street cabinet why not go the whole way and put in a new wire to the property.

It is a very nice idea but the cable is too short, the amount of money spent trying to get more down the "antiquated copper wiring" could have replaced it with something better well able to carry greater data.

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Windows users: You get a patch! And you get a patch! And you get a patch! Everybody gets...

Snowy

If you are patching Internet Explorer covering versions seven to 11 why do the operating system it is run on matter?

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Surprise Android 'KitKat' update fixes nasty OpenSSL vuln

Snowy

My Nexus 7 only updated to 4.4.3 today, but my Nexus 4 update more then 2 weeks ago.

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Apple: We'll tailor Swift to be a fast new programming language

Snowy

The name...

Would be good if they used a new name for their new programming language rather than one used by someone else's programming language. No one check the name to see if it was already in use?

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US citizens want stricter CO2 regulations by two to one – Yale poll

Snowy

US citizens may want stricter CO2 regulations by two to one, but they do not want to pay the price for it. Like they want jobs to be on shored but are unwilling to pay any extra for this to happen, just look at

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/05/30/motorola_to_close_texas_factory/

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EBay, you keep using the word 'SECURITY'. I do not think it means what you think it means

Snowy

The problem is made worse by any site you want to buy stuff from also wants you to register with rather than just sell you stuff.

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Australian government apps access smartmobe cams but 'don't film you'

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Re: Major overhaul needed

I 100% agree with your whole post, only problem I have is I can only give you one up vote.

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Alphadex fires back at British Gas with overcharging allegation

Snowy

Re: Well just to balance things out.

Yes but when it does balance out your going to pay a higher price for the under charged units, prices only go up not down. So while you save in the short run it is going to cost you more in the end.

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Bill Gates is BACK... as CHIEF RICH human of PLANET EARTH

Snowy

Re: Toilets

Which is exactly what Bill said in the build up to the AMA on reddit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YZnmpDrjtDc, it is the first one he answers.

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Play.com tech titan snaps up 'VoIP-tastic WhatsApp' firm Viber

Snowy

Not bought anything since they got sold either.

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Netflix speed index shows further decline in Verizon quality

Snowy

From a UK point of view all them speeds are rather slow.

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Torvalds: Linux devs may 'cry into our lonely beers' at Christmas

Snowy

If you think is has bugs in it, it is a beta not a release candidate.

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Icahn rallies the troops to pump Apple for cash at next shareholder meeting

Snowy

Yes there is a nice big cash reserve but if it is offshore they can not use it to buy share until they pay taxes on it.

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Digital GIANTS in BLOODY battle to put your EYEBALLS in a JAR

Snowy

I rather like FaGame. So many other things you can get Fa to stand for, but the cleanest and maybe the most apt one was Fee Agreement.

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Carl Icahn: I don't want to fight with Tim... but I will

Snowy

The problem Apple has is most of the cash mountain is offshore to use it they would have to take it back to America and pay tax on it.

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A $17.3bn fine, you say? Samsung begs for five-year patent war truce

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Top chip baker: Rough times, high costs, tech hurdles ahead

Snowy

Group III are characterized by having three electrons in their outer energy levels (valence layers). Group V has the defining characteristic that all the component elements have 5 electrons in their outermost shell,

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Microsoft Xbox gaffe reveals cloudy arrogance

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Re: Has Microsoft forgotten already the "Flight" fiasco?

To stop apps updating over 3g just set your phone to only update over Wi-Fi

Start the play store and select settings, there is an option to Update over Wi-Fi only.

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Snowy
Mushroom

Always on, I'm not buying your next console #dealwiththat

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iPad? Pah. Behold the EYEPAD, patented by Sony for the 'PS4'

Snowy
Mushroom

Looks like they are copying Nintendo again just like they did with the Wii remote (move). Which is funny has they dismissed both of the ideas saying they where not going to work.

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We're not making this up: Apple trademarks the SHOP

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Re: and Games Workshop...

Yes they even have chairs and things to play with. Have an upvote, was going to the very same thing.

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Intel roadmap leak shows quad-core Atoms for 2014

Snowy
Boffin

Given the time frame for launch rather odd it is only direct x11 rather than 11.1

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New York tech firms form 'bucket brigade' to fuel flagging servers

Snowy

Why not suck it up 2 floors and blow it the rest of the way?

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Crazed Microsoft robot accuses BBC kids' channel of Win8 piracy

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I agree with you but $100 is too low and it should not depend on what your taking down, the small guy needs protecting more so than the big players.

Automated requests should be automatically be refused it is a just lazy cheap option for them . Either that or the "fine" for being wrong should escalate depending on how many you file a day and if it is an automated requests.

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Register SPB hacks mull chopping off feet

Snowy
Mushroom

Yes please!

It is about time we ended the experiment that is SI and go back to British Imperial with proper Imperial units.

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Samsung's appeal gaffe keeps Galaxy Tab 10.1 banned in US

Snowy

Re: I don't get it

Sadly it is only one day

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Ten Androids for under 100 quid

Snowy

Re: Maybe 7" tablet for £80 instead?

My first thought would be where does she get Wi-Fi for internet access, tethered from the simple phone?

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SurfTheChannel Brit movie pirate gets 4 YEARS' PORRIDGE

Snowy

why

What is the logic in that? People who buy a blockbuster movie are going to pirate the next one so need telling not to do it. Same with the "you would not steal a car add" at the start of movies now. All they do is annoy people and possible annoy then enough to either not buy movies or pirate then, both of which cost the industry money. When I buy a movie I want the movie not to be told I'm a would be pirate, after all I have gone out and spent my money on it and not stolen it, so why come and tell me not to steal?

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Google updates Chrome Flash plugin for security, stability

Snowy

Many site do not work without flash, BBC iPlayer being on on them.

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

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Stop

I want a

one off Doctor Who special and not a one off Doctor Who special about how it was made.

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Facebook's Zuckerberg awarded privacy patent

Snowy
Mushroom

There should 3 settings

1) Share only with friends

2) Share with friends and their friends

3) Public.

If the method of finding out what Facebook privacy settings are so complex they can be patented then they are to complex to be useful.

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Apple seeks whopping $2.525bn Samsung patent payout

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Mushroom

Lets look at the form http://www.bible-history.com/past/babylonian_creation_myth_clay_tablet.html. I believe that covers rectangular front screen with rounded corners. The rest may be valid but the form factor sure is not.

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Tosh handed $87 MILLION fine in LCD price fixing case

Snowy
Mushroom

In December 2011, Samsung, Sharp and six others agreed to pay $388m to settle with OEMs and soon after seven more LCD makers including Samsung, Hitachi and Epson Imaging offered $553m to settle the charges.

Looks like the OEMs get all the money (extra [profits for them) and the general public will get nothing at all. The OEMs where there consumers and not the likes of you and me :(

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Ten... Androids for under 200 quid

Snowy

Re: What No Ascend G300 ?

Mosly like due it being under £100 so will be covered in next months article.

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Snowy

Re: Battery

Yes I would love them in include battery life too. Not so sure I would want them to just include the standby time, it is a smartphone so I want to do smart things with it if I wanted a phone I would get a dum phone and a week long standby time.

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TiVo plunges into Swedes after penetrating Virgin Media

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FAIL

I could get a TiVo...

but I'm not paying yet more for the TV. I pay for the service from VM and I do not see why haveing a TiVo should have a monthly cost.

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Viviane Reding says imitate US and form FEDERAL EUROPE

Snowy
Mushroom

Euro

Germany wanted it so much it looked the other way while others cooked the books, and now Germany does not want to pay for it without the Federalization of the EU. I wonder if this was the plan all along.

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Users still slack about passwords: Trustwave

Snowy

Quite a few sites do not let you use special characters.

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RBS collapse details revealed: Arrow points to defective part

Snowy
Mushroom

So the bank 80% owned by the UK goverment to save cash offshored work to India. If they had kept the work in the UK the money spent atleast would have stayed in the UK to help the UK economy get going rather than India's. In the long run that would have helped the UK more ( and cost the UK less). If all the banks that have taken government cash offshore then all we have done is help everyone esle out at the expense of the UK economy.

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

Snowy

So got paid just before it all went tits up...

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