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* Posts by Martin 47

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Philae healthier... beams CHEESE: Proud ESA shows off FIRST COMET SURFACE PIC

Martin 47

Awesome, just bloody awesome.

Well done and thanks to all involved

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Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST

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I quite like the one year battery life on my vivofit, just sayin'.......

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Space exploration is just so lame. NEW APPS are mankind's future

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....... and another thumbs up for a badge.

Perhaps, just to help out you understand, all those in favour could just up vote this post? ;-)

.... although all those against can bugger off

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Nokia Lumia 735: Ignore the selfie hype, it's a grown-up phone

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I just plug my 625 into the PC and copy and paste from phone folder to PC folder no need for any fancy software, I assume its the same for any windows phone isn't it?

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Google Apple grapple brings crypto cop block to Android

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Out of curiosity, does it also have ixquick?

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Nowtv

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Nowtv

I see Nowtv are having 'issues' getting the latest episode (season 4 episode 8) of Game of Thrones working, anyone any idea what the problem is?

Well apart from the fact I subscribed to NowTV obviously

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Connecting Gmail to Google+ is SENSELESS, says Digg founder

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Re: If full integration is what they are ....

Been there done that, and for £150 a Nokia 625 has been surprisingly good so far.

I suspect Microsoft will bugger it up in a year or two though so I would recommend you to make hay while the sun shines.

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Well I tried to follow your link to 'zombie' my google+ account but it wants me to log in first which is a slight problem because I have no idea what my Google plus email address is, I set one up years ago to access the play store, and I have even less chance of remembering my password.

But hey, I opened the link to log in so that's one more 'active' Google plus member this month I suppose.

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Saucy Snapchat addicts EXPOSED: Exploit code to poke holes goes wild

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Its main use seems to be for food 'porn' in this household.

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HP: This Xmas, get the SACK... and not the one filled with presents

Martin 47

They made a mistake though ..........

They used 'your leaders' instead of Dear Leader....

'Your Leaders' ffs, bit up themselves aren't they?

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Look behind you, T-Mobile US: Sprint wants to GOBBLE you – allegedly

Martin 47

Re: That... would suck

Bloody hell if T Mobile are the best carrier in the US (in terms of customer service) the others must be really crap.

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IBM hid China's reaction to NSA spying 'cos it cost us BILLIONS, rages angry shareholder

Martin 47

From reading the article it appears that they are not being sued for cooperating with the NSA but for failing to reveal relevant information in a timely manner. I.e. that their business in China was or had, taken a big hit.

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File-NUKING Cryptolocker PC malware MENACES 'TENS of MILLIONS' in UK

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NSA/GCHQ worried they are going to be underfunded next year and decided to take matters into their own hands perhaps?

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Feedly coughs to cockup, KILLS Google+ login as users FLEE

Martin 47

Ahhh for the good old days when an old spam filled email account and a password was all that was required.

They are still here except people use gmail instead of yahoo or hotmail.

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Microsoft in a TIFF over Windows, Office bug that runs code hidden in pics

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Oooh I know the answer to this one, is it Microsoft?

A much more difficult question would be why?

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Capita splashes £57.5m on Eye-of-Sauron car-park watchdog biz

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http://parking-prankster.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/parking-company-pay-motorists-pcn.html

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Parkingeye and Crapita, a marriage made in heaven, or possibly someplace warmer.

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Smartwatch deathmatch: Rivals battle for total ARM DOMINATION

Martin 47

Re: Same as normal...

Oh yes, but the thing I find really annoying though is that the copy is better than the original

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Obama to Merkel: No Americans are listening to you on this call

Martin 47

Is it just me or does anyone else think 'NSA employee' whenever I read a post saying 'its their own fault they were spied on' or 'its no big deal really'?

I suspect NSA has both the means and the inclination to do lots of 'damage limitation' posts on forums such as this.

Or an I just getting too suspicious and cynical?

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The Reg undergoes a Twitter makeover: Come join the squawk

Martin 47

OK, I will follow that account but my finger will never be far from the 'unfollow this ejit who spams my twitter feed with shite' button.

Oh and to all those who will down vote me because I like twitter I don't care. I like twitter because, used properly, it is like having your own forum populated just by people you find interesting.

Hmmmm so why am I following the register you may ask, gawd knows

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3: Once, twice, three times - a Very Large Phone™

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Re: Region Locking

Being old and cynical I suspect the reason behind it is to protect regional pricing, however way you look at it, there is no benefit to consumers from this.

I think Samsung is aiming to take Sony's crown.

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Re: Region Locking

Unfortunately that doesn't appear to be true, from other reviews I saw a couple or three weeks ago the region locking is just that, starting it of with a sim from the region or country you bought it from does not seem to change that.

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Apple's Oct 22 WORLD-SHAKING San Fran party: New iPads or what?

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Re: Is it just me?

I was going with 'aromatic farts' but yes I can see where your coming.

But, for some reason, aromatic farts seems to work quite well.

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I am starting to think that the 'iwatch' is just a red herring put out to send competitors of on a wild Goose chase.

I would find that quite amusing

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Wacky racers – The Reg's guide to 2013's Solar Challengers

Martin 47

'driver a better experience by letting them out into a cooling flow of air'

Oh dear

Having driving the route in the past all 'the flow of air' does is turn the cab from an oven into a fan assisted oven

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Instagram: You'll LOVE our 'enjoyable' new feature. Yes, it's adverts

Martin 47

Re: And it therefore follows...

You seem to be saying that like its a bad thing?

Where's the confused icon?

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Samsung Galaxy Note 3 region-locking saga CLEAR AS MUD

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Thanks Nate, its nice when people confirm stereotypes.

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Travel much? DON'T buy a Samsung Galaxy Note 3

Martin 47

I didn't realise Samsung had been taken over by Sony

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UK gov dials 999 over Serco prison escort fraud claims

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Re: Unintended Consequences

I agree with all the above except he/she would not be on a bonus, you have to be much higher up the Servo food chain than someone who actually does work for a customer to get any bonus.

Of course this just means that those who do get bonuses exert tremendous pressure 'downwards' to make sure the numbers show the KPI's are met.

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Boffins' keyboard ELECTROCUTES Facebook addicts

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Re: They are going to make a fortune

Good idea, send me one please.

Until then I will just carry on using 'hide all posts from this ejit' button on anyone who causes such things to be posted on my wall.

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Holiday HELL: Pourquoi, monsieur, why is there no merdique Wi-Fi here?

Martin 47

Re: How very sad...

You don't have kids do you? Or more specifically you don't have daughters.

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Microsoft warns of post-April zero day hack bonanza on Windows XP

Martin 47

Well XP will be running on my old laptop for as long as I can keep it going, no other operating system plays nicely with Civ 3 (the Civ3 complete edition is by far the best civ)

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Just add creepiness: Google Search gets even more personal

Martin 47

Am I the only one that thinks the more Google has tried to make its search results 'relevant' over the years the more irrelevant those results have become?

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Mozilla ponders blinkers for your browser

Martin 47

Am I the only one who thinks the web is not purely about advertising?

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Sysadmins: Keep YOUR data away from NSA spooks

Martin 47

Go local? Does that not depend on just who owns your local provider, but hey if your that worried what are you doing using any American products like microsoft, Google et al?

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Telly bigwigs try to close down Aereo streaming service - again

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Re: And if they fail in court ...

But it's only popular because those watching it don't understand what's good for them.

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Nokia tears wrapper off Lumia 1020 monster imaging mobe

Martin 47

Re: Lovely hardware engineering

Your a bigot, biased fanboi.......

Although so am I

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FRBs and variable forces: a big week for astronomy

Martin 47

Every article I read on astronomy seems to remind me of this old joke....

A mathematician, a physicist and an astronomer are on the train from London to Glasgow, as they cross into Scotland the astronomer sees a black sheep in a field.

Ah ah says the astronomer, a black sheep, from that I can deduce that all sheep in Scotland are black.

No, says the physicist, all you can deduce is that in Scotland some sheep are black.

Actually says the mathematician all you say is that in Scotland there is a field in which there is a sheep, one side of which is black.

Oh look is that my coat.

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Microsoft Office 365 on iPhone NOW: No, we're not making this up

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Oh sorry, its been in the news for a week now clearly we should move on and talk about more important stuff.

Talking of more important stuff have you heard that some bloke I have never heard of is going to be in the next big brother house? I know its, like, wow.

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NSA not getting enough info then?

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Online music world on iRadio: Apple, imagine our concern

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Re: Can you listen to the cricket on it?

... but cricket on the radio needs to have the crackle and hiss of long wave reception, oh and the gentle fading in and out as well, if it doesn't have that.........

.........its just not cricket

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KEEP CALM and Carry On: PRISM itself is not a big deal

Martin 47

Except its not just 9 companies, it is looking increasingly likely its 40 plus companies

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Ex-Microsoft man plans brand of consumer marijuana 'fine cigars'

Martin 47

Big blue smoke screen?

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O2 scoffs at call-centre outsource fears, forgets to rule it out completely

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Re: Deceitful O2

I really don't think they have anything to worry about regarding damaging their reputation for being 'bold, open, trusted and clear'

Now if they were concerned about their reputation for being 'underhand shysters' that would be a different matter, although on reflection, I don't think they need to worry about that either.

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It's official! Register hack is an alcohol-flushed cave dweller

Martin 47

Re: Anything you didn't know?

Actually he is a European white male whose parents haven't died of anything nasty who is now at risk of higher life insurance premiums

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Movie review: Oblivion

Martin 47

Re: Nothing puts me off a film more

I will go with the +10 -9 thing but then up it +gazillion for the short arse one buying the rights to all the Jack Reacher books.

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Movie, TV ads annoying? You ain't seen nothin' yet

Martin 47

So, if I understand this, if stream a movie it will have adverts placed in it but if I pirate it, then it won't?

Doh!

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Cop an eyeful of that: Moto bungs 5-megapixel cam into plod radio

Martin 47

Except you have forgotten that most judges are that old that still photography is new fangled tech to them

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Review: Renault Zoe electric car

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Re: "any of which could double as the sound of a starship’s drive engines"

Me too

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