* Posts by Martin 47

259 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009

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Ant-Man: Big ideas, small payoff

Martin 47

Should you go watch it? Why not?

Because you will just encourage 'them' to keep making crappy films out of (possibly) good ideas

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Stratosphere protects WASP's hot body, say boffins

Martin 47

Re: @x7

Pish, use enough gaffer tape and she'll be right.

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Remake, remodel: Toshiba Chromebook 2

Martin 47

Re: Grace period on Google cloud storage

I am pretty sure Google never actually delertes anything. The only thing that 'expires' is your ability to access them

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Couple sues estate agent who sold them her mum's snake-infested house

Martin 47

Re: Inspections dont work in the UK

Some of us in the UK realized that a while ago and employ a proper structural engineer, the cost is not much more than a bog standard 'survey'

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Tossed all your snaps into the new Google Photos? You read the terms, right? ... RIGHT?

Martin 47

Re: re: update

"Google Photos will not use images or videos uploaded onto Google Photos commercially for any promotional purposes, unless we ask for the user's explicit permission."

I note that he doesn't say that permission will need to be given, just that 'they' will ask for it.

......and once you have uploaded photos to them don't even think about changing your mind and trying to delete them, the most you can do is delete your own access to them.

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Google spins up 'FREE, unlimited' cloud photo storage 4 years before ad giant nixes it

Martin 47

Re: privacy...

'If you want absolute security then you need a paid cloud service.'

Hahaha, oh be still my aching sides.

Absolute security and cloud, really?

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South Korea mandates spyware installation on teenagers' smartphones

Martin 47

Re: But what do they hope to find out?

So what would stop you licking a cats genitals then?

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You can't put a price on LOVE, says Apple after court's Samsung payout slash

Martin 47

Re: WTF?

Calm down dear, you should note that it doesn't say that it was emailed to el reg.

I suspect The Reg has found it moire effective to make friend's with GCHQ

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ALIEN HUNT: Water similar to life-bearing Earth lakes FOUND ON MOON of Saturn

Martin 47

Re: Good lord, you are hitting new lows

Some of us went to school a long (long long) while ago and then went on to do more specialized education consequently, while others may view us as intelligent (possibly) we, and the article author, are quite aware that there may be huge chasms of forgotten knowledge in our lumps of grey matter.

........although of course some of us are just thick and need to be spoon feed this scientificy type stuff.

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Ding-dong, the cloud calling: The Ring Video Doorbell

Martin 47

That's what I thought but at least you will be able to watch the thieves on HD video while they do it.

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18-wheeler ROBOT JUGGERNAUT hits Nevada's highways. Cower, fleshies!

Martin 47

Re: Won't work in England.

Have a down vote for being (possibly) the annoying ejit driving at 43 mph on a clear road this morning oblivious to all the traffic qued behind him.

Made me glad I was on the bandit :-)

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WHY can't Silicon Valley create breakable non-breakable encryption, cry US politicians

Martin 47

Re: My Lord, I have a cunning plan...

Have an upvote for the Blackadder reference

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Daddy Dyson keeps it in the family and hoovers up son’s energy biz

Martin 47

I am quietly proud of the fact that I have no idea which vacuum cleaner is best.

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Nokia may tell struggling HERE Maps division to get lost – report

Martin 47

I hope whoever buys it doesn't bugger it up to much as it seems to be the best navigation thingy on my phone.

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Ban Minecraft? That's jive, Turkey!

Martin 47

Re: Turkey is a corrupt, filthy, backward shithole

Istanbul is one of my favorite cities, and that's mainly down to the people that live there.

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Your hard drives were RIDDLED with NSA SPYWARE for YEARS

Martin 47

Re: And of course

It's time for some _really_ open source computers.

.......and NSA will kindly supply some people to help compile it free of charge.

I think its time to invest in some typewriter manufacturers.

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Hola HoloLens: Reg man gets face time with Microsoft's holographic headset

Martin 47

munters rejoice

Beer goggles, they have gone and made real beer goggles!

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Microsoft just saved Windows Phone... Now stop whining

Martin 47

Re: Microsoft's handling of Windows Phone has been inept

Well said that man, I also like my 1320 but come replacement time I cannot see me buying another windows phone.

But hey, it was kinda nice while it lasted.

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So - you thought you knew all about the INSTANT COFFEE DUNES of TITAN?

Martin 47

The research was published in hefty boffinry mag Nature

So what mag do skinny boffinry get published in?

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BLAST-OFF! BOAT FREE launch at last. Orion heads for SPAAAAACE

Martin 47

Re: Typo? No, they use Farhenheit

You do know that the metric system has far more advantages than just counting in 10's don't you?

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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

Martin 47

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

Martin 47

....... 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

Martin 47

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

Martin 47

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

Martin 47

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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Martin 47

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

Martin 47

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

Martin 47

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

Martin 47

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

Martin 47

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

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Martin 47

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™

Martin 47

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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Martin 47

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?

Martin 47

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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Martin 47

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

Martin 47

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

Martin 47

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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