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* Posts by Snowy

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

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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

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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...

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Not bought anything since they got sold either.

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Netflix speed index shows further decline in Verizon quality

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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'

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Re: I don't get it

Sadly it is only one day

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Ten Androids for under 100 quid

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Re: What No Ascend G300 ?

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

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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

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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

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

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RBS collapse details revealed: Arrow points to defective part

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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

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

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Assange: Australian neglect made me flee to Ecuador embassy

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Funny

In the meantime, the WikiLeaker-in-chief has been grumbling to a radio station that his homeland of Australia had ditched him in his hour of need.

When was the last time he lived in Australia, seems to me he had ditched them quite some time ago.

Before adding: "BUT there is no doubt that Assange has a real fear of being extradited to the US nor that the US gov is out to get WikiLeaks."

If the US wanted him what make him think the UK would say no any different to sweden?

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Tesco exec brands UltraViolet 'too complicated' for Brits

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The problem with UV I can see is who do you register your copy with, can you move that to someone else and for how long can you get access to it?

Tescos problem is they want to hold your "right to play" and lock you to them.

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Tech fault at RBS and Natwest freezes millions of UK bank balances

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Black Helicopters

Would be interesting if this was the left over effects from a "digital bank robery"

Step one Open account with a small amount of cash

Step two break the bank system some how

Step three take the said deposit out and due to this not showing on your balance repeat a few times

Going with http://forums.theregister.co.uk/post/1449940 (Electric Panda's post) the transfering out is happening faster than normally.

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'You don't have to take Prozac to work at Capita - but it helps'

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Costs are being cut not because they need to be but because they can. Times are hard so lets take the opportunity to cut costs while can do anything about it.

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Hitchhiker shot while researching 'Kindness of America'

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WTF?

Pro read it?

A hitchhiker researching a book on "The Kindness of America" is currently recovering in hospital after a gun-toting truck driver game him a small donation of some searing hot lead.

Game him what does that mean?

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World smart TV sales surge

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FAIL

Smart TVs - tellies with internet connectivity - accounted for almost 20 per cent of the televisions that manufacturers shipped in Q1. Shipped is not the same as sales.

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Why GM slammed the brakes on its $10m Facebook ads

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Mushroom

FaceBook is not worth $100billon. They are only floating share worth a very small faction of the company then scaling that up to say what the whole is worth. It is like me taking a tile from my roof selling it for $1 and saying my house is now worth $10 million.

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Re: Are you sure?: re: rage

Aye did that on friends computer left me wonder if I had the right site.

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Twin-track development plan for Intel's expansion into smartphones

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Mushroom

I fail to see why they talk about greater standby times for a smart phones, If I only wanted to use it for calls I would have got a "dumb" phone. I want a greater in use time please!

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