* Posts by Tom 35

2751 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009

Jeb Bush: Repeal Obamacare and replace it with APPLE WATCHES

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Re: "Cuba has a vaccine for cancer"

Cancer vaccine info. Google it, there is more.

http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/causes-prevention/vaccines-fact-sheet

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Microsoft discontinues Media Center with Windows 10

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Why does anyone want to watch broadcast TV?

Well lets see.

- current events shows.

- sporting events like when the Olympics is half way round the world and something you want to see is on in the middle of the night or while your at work.

- Local programming that's not going to show up on Netflix any time soon.

An antenna + some kind of PVR for a few local stations, plus streaming and who needs rip-off cable.

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Re: Dedicated boxes aside

Except it's only available in some markets (ones with amazon video I expect) and Canada is not one of them. Also no tuner, or support for an external tuner.

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Theresa May: Right, THIS time we're getting the Snoopers' Charter in

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It's not fair

France has one, even Canada has one. We want one too!

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Canada passes controversial spook-powers law

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Not a terrorist

Just a nut with a gun. But Harper was waiting for an excuse to push a law like this. Now they can call anyone protesting an oil pipeline a terrorist.

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Snowden scandal latest: NSA, GCHQ lingo-spies replaced by unstoppable RHINEHART robots

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Stupid terrorists

I expect it's up to finding some stupid terrorists, and maybe passing Boeing info on what airbus is up to.

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French MPs say Oui to Le Charteur des Snoopeurs

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Canada is getting one too

Harper is pushing it (C51) though even when experts tell him it will fail.

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Apple Watch fanbois suffer PAINFUL RASH after sweaty wristjob action

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Re: In fact, warning does make sense

Had a package of peanut butter cookies. Had a "may contain peanuts" warning label.

My first thought was, I bloody hope so.

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The Apple Watch: THROBBING STRAP-ON with a knurled knob

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Didn't he have something to say about digital watches too?

Douglas Adams imagined a genetically engineered food animal that wanted you to eat it.

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Re: What would "Tiny Elvis" say?

It seems he says

The uploader has not made this video available in your country.

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China tackles vital strippers-at-funeral problem

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The first hundred years were the worst, and the second hundred years, they were the worst too. The third hundred I didn't enjoy at all. After that I went into a bit of a decline

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Citrix – Sorry, we didn't realise job cuts would knacker results

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Re: $28.8m, versus $55.9m last year

But cutting jobs is always the magic way to maximize shareholder value. Maybe they need to cut more, or maybe buy another company, then fire more people.

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Chinese 'Superphone' manufacturer declares war on Apple

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Re: Like the Nazis? You'll *love* their allies!... oh no, hang on, you won't.

1596, Li Shizhen recommended tea made from qing hao specifically to treat malaria symptoms.

I think that's just a bit before your friend Mao.

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WHAT did GOOGLE do SO WRONG to get a slapping from the EU?

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They don't have to switch to bing

When they log onto Windows for the first time they have IE and Bing.

They download Chrome. On purpose.

They switch IE to use Google. On purpose.

Or even download Firefox, and switch to Google.

Or for the most limited people, they will type google.com every time. I know people who do that.

They do it because they LIKE google, and Bing/Yahoo sucks.

Bing has just as much advertizing stuck at the top, and even more crap links on the first page like cnet "reviews" or ebay links.

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WORLD+DOG line up to SLAM Google after anti-trust case unveiled

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Re: I must be missing something

Your crappy left handed underpants store paid an SEO company to push them up above the other store with better selection and prices. The SEO company creates fake likes, tweets and AstroTurf reviews boosting the placement of the site.

Now Google kills off the SEO crap and the page drops back to where it belongs.

SEO company... wah Google is being mean to us, wah.

Crappy pants... wah why did Google take our top spot away, we paid good money for that, wah.

It's not Google that makes it hard to get on the first page, if your site should be on the fist page. It's the SEO BS.

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Free Windows 10 could mean the END for Microsoft and the PC biz

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Re: Stop and think a bit, please...

"If you think it's going to lock up after 12 months and ask you for your credit card number like Cryptolocker then you're barking up the wrong tree. It's just not legally possible to do that, the Windows you've got now is yours and can't be taken off you."

Lets See...

Windows 10 is FREE* for 12 months.

*Your Windows 10 subscription is $9.95 a month with the first 12 months free, you may cancel your subscription at any time and your computer will switch to Really Annoying Mode with full screen video ads.

That would be legally possible I think.

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Sinister lobby group (AT&T, Verizon among membership) sues FCC to kill net neut

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But no joke icon required.

The joke is they think we believe they care about consumers.

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Streak life: Oz woman flashes boobs at Google Street View car

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Re: I'm sure ...

That cop is making a right tit of himself.

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As H-dot Oettinger drafts Europe's new copyright laws – who's he been talking to?

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appears so far to mainly be listening to content creators

They have the best parties.

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Greedy web borg Facebook to SLURP news websites' golden nuggets

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golden nuggets

They ones they got from Twitter after they fired all the real reporters?

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Taylor Swift snaps up EVEN MORE pr0n domain names

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More like - pre-emptive opportunity for brands to stop trolls -and legitimate protesters- claiming their trademarked names.

Buy up all the xyzSucks domains before your customers do!

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AI guru Ng: Fearing a rise of killer robots is like worrying about overpopulation on Mars

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Re: Obviously he has yet to meet my legion of Knife wielding Rhumbas

Have you tried having a cat ride on top? There must be reason for all those videos on youtube.

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Re: Looking beyond the end of Ng's nose

I don't think the first killer AIs will use guns. I think they will be used by bankers to funnel vast amounts of money into their own pockets.

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Is that you Captain Cyborg?

The thing is you don't even need real AI for killer robots. It would not take much of an upgrade to make the current UAVs fly around an area and shoot anything moving from a car to truck size.

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Cortana on Windows 10 is all talk, no apps shun, says Microsoft

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So is the privacy agreement going to be any better then Googles?

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Wanna stream live TV to your Playstation? Get a Vue of Sony's new stuff

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Do you get the same big bundles of crap, just like cable? If I could just get the 2 or three things I want for a fair price I might be interested. I don't want the golf channel, or *ANY* reality TV junk.

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We need copyright reform so Belgians can watch cricket, says MEP

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It is also a means for optimal distribution of works,

Unless you live someplace where no one can be bothered to release what you want to buy.

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Atomic keyrings: Just how bright are they?

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£8 for the little one to Canada.

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Big Data shocker: Over 6 million Americans have reached the age of 112

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"The mess-up has obviously occurred in the SSA's failure to collect and administer death records for millions of people."

Are they sure? Maybe the DB is full of people who never existed, or duplicate records. It's only the obviously wrong ones they are seeing now.

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Microsoft announces Windows 10 and Azure for humanity's implacable IoT foes

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Just wait until to toilet reboots right when you in the middle of a dump.

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Re: Why mega/gigabytes of code for kilobytes of functionality?

How could they run full motion video beer ads on your fridge?

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Bulk interception is NOT mass surveillance, says parliamentary committee

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Re: Bulk interception of net traffic is not mass surveillance...

But they changed the name.

It's like the marketing department at my old job. It's not spam, it's an email blast.

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UK call centre linked to ‘millions’ of nuisance robo-calls raided by ICO

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Re: "four to six million recorded telephone calls a day"???

There is some outfit here in Canada that calls from a spoofed phone number (that often belongs to someone) telling me I won something press 1 to get scammed.

1. hello, I'd like a large with double peperoni. This isn't Pizza Pizza? I want to order a Pizza...

or my friends favorite

1. Congratulations, you have won a crappy job working for a crook. You now have permission to kick your boss in the balls as hard as you want for free.

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Should online pirates get the same sentences as offline ones?

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Re: Can you steal a bitcoin?

Yes you can.

If it worked like you think it does, you could also spend it and restore the backup. You also can't make a million copies of a bitcoin.

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Or everyone finished buying everything on CD that they already have on LP/Tape and didn't get suckered into buying it again on AudioDVD.

And now they just buy the one track they like on iTunes and not the 12 tracks of filler that's on the album.

Sales of flat panel TVs are dropping off, people must be downloading them Pirate Bay.

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BACK OFF, spooks: UK legal hacking code should be 'resisted at all costs' says lawyer

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Re: The Picture

So we need to get them a cone of silence.

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United Nations: For pity's sake don't use your iPhone in your car

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Re: inverse hello

Some times level 2 "shut the fuck up" is required I find.

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Google wins fight to keep Adwords FBI drug sting docs secret

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Once they went public

It became Maximize Shareholder Value. Just like all the other public companies.

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Nokia boss smashes net neutrality activists

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US court rubber-stamps dragnet metadata surveillance (again)

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"given the importance of maintaining the capabilities of the telephony metadata programme"

So we will stop as soon as we come up with another way to getting the same data?

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Scavengers pick bones of collapsed telly-spaff upstart Aereo

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Most of the broadcasters are owned by, or own cable companies. Aereo was a danger to cable cash flow.

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Google to tame Android's Wild Wild West to please suits

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Re: Androids and iPhones are great for big businesses...

No it uses profiles included in Android 5. You will have a work profile where you can only run approved work apps, and a personal profile where you can install angry birds. Work will be sandboxed from the personal stuff.

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Don't pay for the BBC? Then no Doctor Who for you, I'm afraid

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Re: Trickle it in

It would be nice if they got rid of the per-territory exclusive license crap but I don't see that happening because media companies love it, no mater how much the public hates it.

If I want to watch BBC stuff in Canada I have to subscribe to BBC Canada, since that's a cable service I also need at least basic cable, a cable box with PVR so I can time shift. Not going to happen so I'll stick with my antenna, and netflix.

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Nokia blasts Ericsson out of water, demos 600Mbps data speeds

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What about the backhall

Stupidly fast phone is of no use if the telco uses a 3M ADSL link for backhall.

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STOP! Pebble Time: New color watch clocks up $5m on Kickstarter

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Re: Meh...

It's better then the apple watch, can't even shower with that.

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I am intrested

But I think I'll wait and see if there are any bugs, I'll pay the extra $20 to avoid the chance of v1.0 hardware problems.

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'Lenovo, Superfish put smut on my system' – class-action lawsuit

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Re: Is Superfish really showing porn ads?

Even if it was inserting ads for dish soap it's still malware.

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Tweak comms laws or Facebook 'n' Twitter folk will be treated like CRIMINALS

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Re: Trouble is ...

You can't count on common sense, the law has to be well enough defined to only hit the target.

The police and powerful people will use a law like this.

- people they don't like.

- we know you are bad but we have no proof so we will use this.

- our arrest stats are a bit low this month.

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Wi-Fi beam-steering tech could KILL OFF fixed home networks

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Re: 3 TV's

It's to save the cost of having the installer run cable. Want to add a TV in your bedroom? Sure we will mail you a box just plug it in.

For the consumer no more "the cable guy will be their sometime between 8am and 7pm maybe" to install your new outlet.

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BOFH: The Great HellDesk geek leave seek

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The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

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