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Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare

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Re: Well, that was easy.

Did have a bit of an issue getting cortana to work but a bit of perserverance soon sorted that out.

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Well, that was easy.

Just done my T-Mobile lumia 920. Went without a hitch..

Thanks MS. At least I wont have to wait for the bloody carrier to fuck it all up and riddle it with crap...

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FOUR DAYS: That's how long it took to crack Galaxy S5 fingerscanner

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As has been proved time

and time again, fingerprint scanners are easily fooled with a bit of ingenuity.

Yet *still* its touted as some uber secure access system....

Its not, never has been and in its current guise, never will be.

Its a convienience over security battle and as most of us are lazy bastards, the former will always triumph.

There is nothing to replace a good strong password (at the mo) but i dont want to type in a 30 CHR$ pass phrase just to check some message......

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Obama allows NSA to exploit 0-days: report

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Re: Taking a Walk on the WWWild

Pardon?

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Want a free Bosch steam iron? You'll have to TALK TO THE DEAD

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Other companies

should adopt this idea cos as sure as eggs is eggs, the directors of some companies (are you reading MS?) that are still currently breathing seem to be making decisions that would have their forefathers turning in their graves or urns...

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FTC: OK Facebook, swallow WhatsApp – but NO selling people's data without permission

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Another

quite useful service destined to be binned...

Going back to a hermit state of existence as it keeps the ad men out of my way, cant rely on any other fucker to do the same for me...

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So you invent a wireless network using LEDs, what do you do next? Add solar panels. Boom

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Fantastic.

This will really help all those folks out in the middle of nowhere with normal/slow DSL broadband.

If you kit it out with megawatt lasers and a footy field sized solar array...

Other than that, whats the point??

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USB reversible cables could become standard sooner than you think

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Re: Doh..

Ahh, so the fact that a great deal of you cant see it because your eyes are bad warrants disagreeing with my factually correct statement. Or that your crappy Hu-Flung-Dung ebay connectors were moulded wrong also warrants the downvotes.

Oh the butt hurt......

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Doh..

You are all aware that the USB symbol printed on the plastic housing on the end of the cable signifies "This way up"????

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'Monstrous' Apple kicked us off iAd, claimed we are its RIVAL – Brit music upstart

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The reasons

to NOT use crApple just keep on coming...

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Ancient Earth asteroid strike that dwarfed dinosaur killer still felt today

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Bigga Badda Boom...

That is all....

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Banks slap Olympus with £160 MEEELLION lawsuit

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Arseburger...

As an Olympus camera user (for 15 years now) this concerns me as i dont want to be in the situation where oly go tits-up leaving me with no way to purchase lenses etc...

Bloody global mega hyper corp cooking the books..... Wont be the execs that suffer, it will, as always, the punters.....

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Windows 8.1 Update: Throws desktop drones a bone but still as TOUCHY as ever

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Windows

*Sigh*

Windows Vista was basically reborn into Win7 (which is what Vista SHOULD have been).

Windows 9 will be Windows 8 but with all these "ommisions" built back into it.

They wont dare admit 8 is a humongeous ballsed up cluster fuck of royal proportion.

No, just release a new version....Then the shareholder see we are doing something.

Me? Loyal MS man but struggling more and more with that persona...

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Drone 'hacked' to take out triathlete

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Re: Occam's Razor

Poor piloting skills....

Simple as that.

Most of these drones/quadcopters use 2.4ghz and have defences against such interference.

IF they were using FPV goggles that makes an accident even more likely..

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Left swipe! That hot Tinder babe is a malware-flinging ROBOT

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Big Brother

Nowt to do with age.

Everything to do with the fact that you grew up with an expectation of privacy.

Most young'uns/teens/early 20 somethings (today) have had no such expectation and as such, are happy to give away all their info for nothing... Glad i wont be around that much longer to witness the resulting mess....

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Windows Phone 8.1: Like WinPho 8, but BETTER

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Re: Enterprise

"How come Apple manages it so much faster?"

Well, MS will ensure that holding the phone at a jaunty angle wont bugger up its ability to receive/transmit data....

;-)

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Your files held hostage by CryptoDefense? Don't pay up! The decryption key is on your hard drive

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My thoughts

exactly. It seems the "agencies" can persecute kids for "stealing" a song and ruin their and their parents lives yet somehow, don't seem to have the resources to track these bastards down.

Funny old world innit....

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Nokia: ALL our Windows Phone 8 Lumias will get a cool 8.1 boost

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Re: yes, its nice to know

I think you will find that most sheeple are crApple and fandroid users. As for windows 8, where the fuck does that come into it. Windows 8 is a cock up. Windows phone is a distinct, smooth, UI. Don't confuse the two. That's what the sheeple do... Their disdain for Ms blinkers them to anything ms do. Good or bad.

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yes, its nice to know

that some of us, albeit 23, have some taste and class and choose not to be sheeple...

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What price justice? 73 CENTS in book price-gouging case

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Re: *There is, as always, a better way.

Im genuinely glad this is all hypothetical.

Hypothetically, I could sue you for slander..

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Re: *There is, as always, a better way.

Sadly, not true. The PC kindle reader still imposes DRM on the download.

The book is as protected on the PC as it is on a Kindle.

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Pirate

*There is, as always, a better way.

As amazon offer a 7 day no quibble refund on ebooks for their kindle, go buy an ebook, then, use off the shelf free DRM removal software and then return the ebook. Convert to epub or your chosen format using calibre or similar.

Refund given, no questions asked.

*Apparently...

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This changes everything: Microsoft slips WinXP holdouts $100 to buy new Windows 8 PCs

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Re: Too little, too late.

"dingleberry infested arse fold"

Hehehe...Thanks.... Stored for later use..

Ahh my vocabulary has increased exponentially since reading el-reg....

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Microsoft frisked blogger's Hotmail inbox, IM chat to hunt Windows 8 leaker, court told

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@ Peter2

"Host your email with us in our cloudy service, it's really secure and you can trust us not to go reading through anything on our systems that we might find interesting. Honest!"

Like Google doesn't???

If you think you have ANY privacy using companies like MS and Google, you're deluded...

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Re: So many WTFs!

Presumably MS asked him to fly over for a chat...

What they should have done is used Skype, just to see how fucking abysmal it really is.

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Straight to 8: London's Met Police hatches Win XP escape plan

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In terms

of usability??

Light years ahead....

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O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay! Friday is Pi Day

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Re: Erm...

Not in the bloody UK they don't and as THIS is a UK site, then we win by default...

Strewth, luv-a-duck etc.

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Joke

Erm...

"Next year the celebration will be held on 3/14/15, commencing at exactly 9:26 and 53 seconds. ®"

Should be "Next year the celebration will be held on 14/3/15, commencing at exactly 9:26 and 53 seconds. ®"

Thank you very much indeed.

Even if it does bugger it up!!!!

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Not sure if you're STILL running Windows XP? AmIRunningXP.com to the rescue!

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Re: Sigh

Never used a dictionary or spell checker either it would appear.

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Windows

Sigh

Dear MS, stop twatting about with crap like this and FIX the abomination that is Windows 8-8.1-8.1a or whatever....

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Nipper rolls up at nursery with 48 wraps of HEROIN

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Re: *Glassine, to be precise,

Agreed, sooner they stamp out this scourge the better...

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Brawling neighbours challenge 'quiet' cul-de-sac myth

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Windows

My neighbours

garden is positively enhanced by the addition of my felines excrement. Makes it smell better and unlike the useless dirty bastards living there, my cats bury their shit...

In fact, i ought to charge him for the pest control they provide...

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Windows Phone beats BLACKBERRY in mobe OS popularity stakes

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Windows

I own a lumia 920

Lovely phone.

Has the vast majority of functions i need and a lot of decent apps (lot of crap ones too but doesn't every platform) to fulfill the functions it doesnt have and the raft of forthcomning updates will likely address those issues.

Quite happy with it.

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Windows 8.1 Update 1 spewed online a MONTH early – by Microsoft

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Touch screen

monitors have been around since the nineties...Albeit with an IR grid but touchscreen all the same...

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Re: A question

yeah, like the overwhelming majority of Linux users out there....

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Neil Young touts MP3 player that's no Piece of Crap

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Am i being a numpty

or isn't FLAC lossless???

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'Mommy got me an UltraVibe Pleasure 2000 for Xmas!' South Park: Stick of Truth

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Re: Girls

Considering you can get a degree in "Nail Art", it doesn't really mean a great deal these days.

Oh i have a degree you know, never ever done anything practical, but managed to convince someone that i *appear* to know what i'm talking about.

Clarkson is a doctor of engineering. The only thing he can engineer is a nail into wood with a hammer.

Degrees prove nothing...

PS, JC 4 PM

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Roll up, roll up for the Commentards' Ball

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Re: Well done El Reg

@ Bob Vistakin.

We seldom agree but on that point, yeah. Conceded...

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WHOA: Get a load of Asteroid DX110 JUST MISSING planet EARTH

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No matter. Still bastard cloudy here in the NW...

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Delhi police forget passwords to corruption portal, ignore 600 crimes

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That place

is as big a pot of corruption as most of south Africa is..

God help Oscar?!?!

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Pakistan's YouTube ban may end after Google removes anti-Muslim vid

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Re: Read the f*** article

If you think that's the only "offensive" video on youtube, you've been watching far too many cat vids.

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more likely

all those new users are new ad-fodder.....

Stick by your principals or acquiesce to allow eleventy million new users to use youtube and all those adverts that come with it..

Hmmm...Cynical? Moi??

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Mens sana in fibro sano: Virgin Media network-level smut filters are ON

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Re: DNS based?

If you are using a virgin superhub, I believe the DNS settings cannot be changed.

Or am I wrong on that one.

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MtGox accepted new customers JUST DAYS before collapse

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Hmm

Cant help the tin foil hatter in me thinking that there is a financial consortium desperately trying to kill bitcoin et-al as they ultimately, have no control over it.

Banks and governments don't like anonymous transactions.

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Innocence of muslims.

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Innocence of muslims.

No comments allowed on that story???

Interesting.

Daren't risk offending some religious group???

Shame. I was still under the impression that religious debate was not an offence.

Oh, hang on....... Its THAT religion..

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Pirate Bay becomes 'Research Bay' for three days

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My personal

"anti mobile phone device" goes with me ANYWHERE where there should be silence.

Nothing worse than some twat croning on about what they did last night or whatever when they should be sat / stood there being fucking quiet.

If they don't have the common decency / manners to do that then I will enforce that understanding on their behalf. Both for my benefit and for others who don't have the technological resources to do so..

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LOHAN chap brews up 18% ABV 'V2' rocket fuel

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18% ABV

or 36% proof.

Hmm, as someone who has a great deal of experience in the production of the stronger alcoholic tipples, I doubt very much indeed its 18% abv without some sort of distillation/freezing being used...

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Bosses to be banned from forcing new hires to pull personal records

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Re: I'd pass that test @PyLETS

It isn't illegal, you ARE supposed to make all 3rd parties aware and they have as much right to say "no" as you have to say you are recording the conversation but there have been instances where a case has been found in favour on the strength of a covertly recorded interview.

i.e, if we have a phone conversation and I record it then no law broken even though I haven't asked or informed you. If a 3rd party acting on either my or your behalf listened in / recorded then that would need to be disclosed to the other reciepient that the conversation is being recorded.

* As I understand it in a basic fashion.

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Computer expert and broadcaster Ian McNaught-Davis dies at 84

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A small

but memorable part of my childhood has also died upon hearing this news.

I remember Sunday mornings for that one program....

Like Space 1999 the day before.

RIP fella....

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Reg readers fret over misty-eyed LOHAN

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Have you considered

using something like "Rain-x" or "repcon" on the lenses???

Utterly fantastic stuff on a windscreen....

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