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Ghosts of Christmas Past: Ten tech treats from yesteryear

adam payne

Atari 2600 = a mean machine.

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Cops: Bloke makes bet with wife. Wife loses - so hubby TASERS her

adam payne
Coat

Shocking! Sorry i'll get my coat.

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OH what a LOVELY, well-rendered WAR: Yes, it’s 'Call of Duty: Ghosts'

adam payne

Ghosts

Slim line story, big set pieces and lots of killing as you would expect in the single player campaign.

Multiplayer has some new killstreaks, new maps, new weapons etc but it still has the same old campers and spawn killers.

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Payday loans firm rapped for failing to register with Info Commissioner

adam payne

It sounds to me like this man should not be running a company.

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EasyJet wanted to fling me off flight for diss tweet, warns cyber-law buff

adam payne

Denying boarding for someone who is being disruptive or someone who is drunk I can understand but threatening someone over a twitter post seems a little over the top.

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'Bogus IT guys' slurp £1.3m from Barclays: Cybercops cuff 8 blokes

adam payne

I'm surprised there was no challenge for ID or verfication with their IT department. Did they have fake ID?

I'm shocked that they don't have or have lax device control security. I'd have expected a bank to take security seriously.

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David Attenborough warns that humans have stopped evolving

adam payne
Joke

A case for chavs to be stopped from breeding surely!

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Zuckerberg: I want the WHOLE WORLD in my hands

adam payne

I don't know about anyone else but I think these people might want access to safe drinking water, crops to feed themselves and maybe even a safe and stable country.

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Top Brit biz giants love to outsource IT so much, they're gonna do it more

adam payne

More people that still haven't learnt that outsourcing doesn't work.

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Did a bunch of bankers fax a stranger's sensitive privates to YOU?

adam payne

Sending records of that nature to the wrong fax number once is careless but doing so over a three year period and even when there is an ICO investigation going on is just plain negligent.

£75k is not a sizable fine.

Heads should roll over this.

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Apple will swap fanbois' killer phoney phone chargers for legit adapters

adam payne

Cheap knock offs are cheap for a reason.

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Hundreds of UK CSC staff face chop, told to train Indian replacements

adam payne

I guess these people still haven't learnt that outsourcing doesn't work.

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Terror cops swoop on couple who Googled 'backpacks' and 'pressure cooker'

adam payne

That must have been a scary situation.

How long before they turn up and excuse people of looking at suspected subversive websites?

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Chubby-chasing SEX TROLLS ran me offline, says fashion blogger

adam payne

Once you put pictures on the internet you have no control over them.

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Microsoft to Google: Please remove us from internet

adam payne

I wonder if they have an automatic system for starting lawsuits against other companies. If so they could start a lawsuit with themselves.

Now that would be funny.

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Sony and Panasonic plan 300GB Blu-Ray replacement for 2015

adam payne
Happy

300GB wow that's a disk.

Hopefully it won't be a big as a Laser Disk.

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Apple surrenders in 'app store' trademark suit against Amazon

adam payne

"Apple's Huguet said that Apple chose to drop the case now because its App Store brand had grown strong enough to not require additional legal protections. "

I guess that would translate as we couldn't win so we'll let them off.

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Texas teen jailed for four months over sarcastic Facebook comment

adam payne

Sounds like a kid that should have known better being stupid.

Freedom of speech is a good thing but there are some responsibilities that have to be observed when using it. The most important one being not talking complete ****.

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Samsung Galaxy S3 explodes, turns young woman into 'burnt pig'

adam payne

That's really going to hurt, good thing her boss kept a level head and put the fire out.

Thankfully i've never had this happen to me.

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'Momentous year' for TalkTalk as it surges from 3rd place to, er, 4th

adam payne

If that's a 'momentous year' what's a bad year?

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Next Xbox to be called ‘Xbox Infinity’... er... ‘Xbox’

adam payne

It will be interesting to see what they've come up with but i'm not sure about the always on function. If the console has the always on function I won't be buying one.

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Another blow for Flash as Unity gaming engine kills support

adam payne

Regardless of how you feel about using Flash one thing in certain it's a buggy mess.

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The ten SEXIEST computers of ALL TIME

adam payne
Thumb Up

The ZX Spectrum, helping nerds and geeks get laid since 1982.

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Star Trek phaser sells for a STUNNING $231,000

adam payne

A good addition to many Star Trek fans collection but I wouldn't pay that much.

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Parking ticket firm 'exposed private info' - ICO making enquiries

adam payne

"An ICO spokesperson said:

We have recently been made aware of a possible data breach involving UKPC, and are now making enquiries into the circumstances of the alleged breach before deciding what action, if any, needs to be taken."

Shouldn't that say what action will be taken.

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Microsoft Xbox gaffe reveals cloudy arrogance

adam payne

I don't agree with always on and I don't think I ever will. My console is not always on and I think I should be able to decide how I use the product I legally purchased.

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Windows XP support ends a year from … now!

adam payne

At first I didn't like XP that much but I got used to it. Now it's like those old comfortable slippers people have.

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adam payne

Re: The funts are still loose in the asylum!!

The cash machin at my local bank runs on XP. I know this because it got hung on the shut down screen.

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BIGGEST DDoS ATTACK IN HISTORY hammers Spamhaus

adam payne

Whether you agree or not with how anti-spam organisations operate, blocklists are a necessary evil.

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Next from Microsoft: 'Blue', the Windows 8 they hope you don't hate

adam payne

Windows 8 Second Edition?

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Bottomless, unsatisfied Xbox widow cuffed after boyf flees nookie

adam payne

Can't really judge as we don't have any information about the stare of their relationship.

First thought was turning down sex to play on an Xbox, someone needs to sort out their priorities.

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300 UK domains pilfered, MASSIVE security lapse blamed

adam payne
WTF?

This is just negligence plain and simple.

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New Japanese craze: Knickers for iPhones' nether regions

adam payne

Oh my!

If I Iphone hasn't got any pants on does this mean it's naked?

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Nursing watchdog fined £150k for confidential unencrypted DVD loss

adam payne

If there is lapse in basic procedure then someone needs to be held accountable.

With all the previous press coverage why did these people think it was OK to send disks out unencrypted?

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Burger King's tweets fried after hijackers pimp Big Macs

adam payne

Funny yes but hardly news worthy.

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New Zealand court hands out second peppercorn downloading penalty

adam payne

RIANZ has also told NZ Radio it believes installing a BitTorrent client is proof that an individual is sharing files illegally.

There was me thinking that BitTorrent also had legal applications as well. Oh well silly me.

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Tracy brothers are back: Thunderbirds Are Go! again in 5... 4... 3...

adam payne

Well I can't really complain about more Thunderbirds, how about more Captain Scarlet?

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US diplomat: If EU allows 'right to be forgotten' ... it might spark TRADE WAR

adam payne

"We have a right to privacy in our Constitution, but this does not mean a fundamental right to data protection,"

I'm sure it in the American Constitution but over here that means nothing. We have our laws and you have yours.

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BT to end traffic throttling - claims capacity is FAT

adam payne

There is that little bit of small print that says they can change the T&C at anytime without notifying anyone? it must be around here somewhere.

I think i'll stick with my business ISP with it's in house call centre.

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Schoolgirl's Hello Kitty catonaut soars to 93,000ft

adam payne

Anything that can get kids involved in science is great.

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Worst broadband notspots in the UK named and shamed

adam payne

I live in a fully copper area and I use a dedicated business ISP. I may pay more but I pay for decent service.

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Naked intruder cracks one off in Florida rampage drama

adam payne

Re: Dammit

Did he break it or did Mrs Land shoot it and then knock it over?

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Microsoft blasts PC makers: It's YOUR fault Windows 8 crash landed

adam payne

They can relaunch it as many times as they like I still will not be buying it or a new PC with it.

It's Windows 7 with a flashy touch screen interface (sorry make that Silverlight).

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Crap security lands Sony £250k fine for PlayStation Network hack

adam payne

The fine seems a little bit small considering the scale.

I still say Sony should have known better.

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Microsoft to pump cash into Dell buyout deal?

adam payne

If MS want to get into the hardware market then suppose it makes sense for MS to buy in to Dell as they are big player.

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Oz library finds Lance Armstrong books a new home: The fiction section

adam payne

Re: Can someone please enlighten me

Drugs were rife back then but the man still cheated.

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Amazon-bashed HMV calls in administrators, seeks buyer

adam payne

I'd be sad to see HMV go but they are their own worst enemy. What other music store gives you a laugh by putting Bon Jovi in the metal section?

Overpriced goods that are cheaper elsewhere, instore music that is way too loud (and usually music I don't like) and staff that have never really been that helpful either.

HMV have consistantly failed to keep up with the times (downloads, cheaper prices etc). This is not solely because of Amazon and a like.

I doubt they will get a buyer for the business but iIf they did it would be much reduced in size.

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India's tough hacker crackdown: IT security leaflets with every device

adam payne

They could put the brochure in with products in an electronic format. They've moved manuals over to a PDF on a CD so why not include the security brochure as well?

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Microsoft spin-out floats Azure for open-sourcers

adam payne

Microsoft has never been friendly with open source. The only reason they are doing this is to try to boost their market share.

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Toy train company bids for West Coast Mainline

adam payne

I wish all trains ran on fun!

Great letters though.

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