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Anti-theft mobe KILL SWITCH edges closer to reality in California

micheal

Re: I still say this is ripe for abuse.

" People don't die when their phone stops working"

Ever been out with a group of under 30's lately?

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London cabbies to offer EVEN WORSE service in protest against Uber

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Re: AC Cancer. Cancer everyhwere!

London Taxi's run their meter from the engine so charge based on revolutions, hence sitting still clocks up 60p a minute

Mini cabs charge per mile plus a bit for waiting time

Also, try getting a black taxi outside central London of an evening, they're all full of suits on company accounts and wont want to take you or I home

Mini cabs have plenty of uses filling in where black cabs wont or refuse to go "not worth my while mate" often cited when I want to go from city to harlow at night (I have 2 black cab driver relatives, neither of who I would ant to get into their taxi's)

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Carphone Warehouse, Dixons embroiled in £3.7bn merger rumour

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Re: oh dearie me...

Was a time I'd only buy from Tempo as they were family owned, not shareholder owned so cared about repeat custom

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Virgin Media sales are a bit flat under the Cable Cowboy's reign

micheal

Re: Nothing to do with the quality of their customer service?

"Or the rest of Virgin groups misselling of financial packages?"

I bet you blame Richard Branson for owning it as well

they are all separate companies, Virgin Media is as far from Virgin Money as Sainsbury's is from Harrods

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Stop fondling that slab and shag, says lover rubber-glover

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Joke

Re: I know its necessary and all...

"And it can't come soon enough for me!

Phnar!! Phnar!!!"

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eBay stockholders! There's MORE to COME, thunders Carl Icahn

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Board

Icahn is also looking to get two of his nominees onto the board of directors who he said "will be focused more on enhancing value for all eBay stockholders than on leveraging their relationships with eBay to benefit their outside personal investments".

isnt leveraging his men into the board doing exactly what he claims? is he putting them there for his health and vitality or to get his plans voted in?

this guy is such a hypocrite

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Apple to grieving sons: NO, you cannot have access to your dead mum's iPad

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Re: He should sue for emotional distress in a US court

What pictures do people keep on an ipad that are not on their PC?

It seems Apple et Al cannot win, either security is too much or security is too loose.

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French youth faces court for illegal drone flight

micheal

Go take a Placebo AC.

That play on words was so lost on the AC

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THOUSANDS of UK.gov Win XP PCs to face April hacker storm... including boxes at TAXMAN, NHS

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"upgrade by April or you'll all die"

From the same people who made millions from the "Millenium Bug" scare about planes dropping from the sky, trains crashing and world disorder

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DVLA declares J14 HAD on BU14 SHT and SL14 AGS

micheal

Re: History PEN 1S

Steve Parrish had it on his Merc Sports

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FLIGHTMARE! Inflight cell calling debuts, dealing heavy blow to quality of life

micheal

Re: Nooooooooooooo

Perhaps rather than whinging you should have wandered along to the stewards van and informed them?

I've had many a not so personal stereo person removed from Quiet despite their protests

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Carl Icahn broadcasts his $150bn Apple shakedown effort to world+dog

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Re: Slightly confused

"Why is he so confident? Simple. "My firm's success and my expertise as an investor would be difficult for anyone to argue," he sniffed"

Like he was successful with his plans for DELL?

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Judge smites IBM's anti-Amazon cloud campaign

micheal

Using the excuse

"IBM has for decades supplied the government with proven mission-critical operations. The company remains committed to provide secure, reliable and robust cloud solutions to federal agencies"

or they could have said

IBM has for decades supplied the government with seats on it's board for people who backed our bids. The company remains committed to provide secure, reliable and robust board positions to federal agencies heads when they retire

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World+dog left counting costs: Still can't bury corpse of titsup Brit IT giant 2e2

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The latest progress report filed at Companies House today revealed that JP Associates (JPA),

previously hired by 2e2 administrator FTI Consulting had paid itself in full before telling everyone that there was no money available to creditors or employees.

in other news....water revealed to be wet!!

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Steelie Neelie accused of killing €0.01-per-megabyte roaming fee cap in Europe

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......

People familiar with the matter said major telcos including Orange, Telefonica, Deutsche Telekom and Telecom Italia sent their chief execs to meet Kroes last month to discuss their concerns about her plans and to hand her some plain brown envelopes marked "Open upon retirement"

there, fixed that now

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Judge bins lawsuit alleging AOL patent sale conspiracy theory

micheal

Expect the same sort of whinging

From a certain DELL shareholding consortium soon.

BTW.....I bet she didn't read the disclaimer "the value of shares can go up or down"

that's why it's called "Speculating" in stocks, nothing is guaranteed except death and taxes

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Things that cost the same as coffee with Tim Cook - and are WAY more fun

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Joke

I'll put in a theory

It was Ms Cook, so livid at never seeing her husband at breakfast since he joined Apple

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UK superfast broadband crew: EC competition bods are holding us up

micheal

Re: Only three infrastructure providers in the UK

Upvote for putting forward a logical argument on a monday morning

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Administrator: 2e2 owed £412m to creditors when it went titsup

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And how much did the administrators

realise and pay themselves?

bet that doesnt get published before the gov pay the staffs redundancy

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London Boroughs join forces in mighty £1bn IT procurement framework

micheal
FAIL

Large government led IT poject

What could be simpler to save the taxpayers money....OH, wait.....didnt we try that someplace before like....in Whitehall last year?

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Moscow's speed cameras 'knackered' by MYSTERY malware

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Re: @Fink-Nottle (was: 3.2 Million reasons to love speed cameras)

rare (except tunnel approaches) to find a signposted minimum on UK motorways

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2e2 rescue deal: Daisy swoops in, grabs data centre ops

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Acquisitive telco player Daisy Group is taking control of defunct 2e2's data centre operations

And Daisy have been busy the last few years gobbling up other Telco's to grow, just as 2e2 did, also Daisy is haemoraging customers with their lacklustre service of the taken over companies clients....I see a repeat of 2e2 on the way....

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GRAIL orbiters make DEATH DIVE into lunar mountain

micheal

Re: Ebb and Flow

"and gave much more back than their original planning briefs asked of them."

think Voyager's

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Frack me! UK shale gas bonanza 'bigger than North Sea oil'

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Pint

Re: Get it right next time @ Pete 2

Chris, I salute you :)

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Big Blue etches silicon nanophotonics with regular chip tech

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Bash the lumbering old Blue as you will

To all the upstarts that called for Big Blue to be killed as the "dinosaur" of the IT world, this is research, not finding out how many people tweet or facebook their choice of breakfast.

Staying out of the headlines until you have something of value for the world instead of releaseing a "concept" then a few buggy attempts before quietly giving up is the way forward.

This is why Xerox, IBM, CRAY still survive, they dont follow consumer trends.

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McAfee seeks asylum in Guatemala

micheal

Re: Asylum?

At least St Julian would have someone to talk to who's as headf****d as himself

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NASA confirms ice at poles of Mercury

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Pint

"We know of no other compound that matches "

hmm, we know of no other compound SO FAR discovered

our little ball of rock and irin isnt the be-all and end-all of the universe so far as molecular bonding goes.

I can imagine a planet where they "dust and vaccuum" to get rid of the gold and diamond dust that blows in their houses when the door opens complaining of the pesky stuff clogging their PC vents.

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Phoenix IT Group signs £40m desktop support win

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I hope

it's not Lunar House again, they'll never learn

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WAR HERO PIGEON carrying SECRET WWII CODE found in chimney

micheal

Re: "a classified pigeon loft"

"It's not a pigeon loft"

<then what is it?

"that's classified"

<BUT there's pigeons in it>

"It's not a pigeon loft"

etc etc.....liek the "not the MI6 building" at the beginning of the bond film

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James Bond doesn't do CGI: Inside 007's amazing real-world action

micheal

Re: Invisible car nonsense

To my mind, that and the ice hotel scene's killed Pierce Brosnan's character of Bond and possibly led to hims dismissal.

Only from my point of view, other points of view are available :)

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Black hole spews out 2-million-light-year-long stream of WTF

micheal

Will science understand

Black holes or Women first?

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Sky support dubs Germany 'Hitler's country'

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Joke

Re: That's a Turing Test failure

I only seem to get Scot's when I call, so Abbas must be a scottish name

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New telescope tipped to spot 700,000 galaxies

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Joke

Perhaps

they will only see in two-tones

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Now Space Station forced to DODGE flying Japanese junk

micheal

salvage 1

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mR-gz9EFO8

twas done in the 70's so why not get him to do it again

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BT to fibre up another 163 exchanges, coy on exactly where

micheal

Does that 75% and 25%

Include EVERY home or just the ones located near BT Main exchanges?

Lots of Norfolk still get only dial-up as they are more than 4Km from their exchanges, will this improve?

or does the 25% and75% still only mean in major cities and towns of 5,000 or more homes?

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Curiosity rover blasts, grabs and fondles its first Martian rock

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Joke

"Blast one of those rock formations Lieutenant........"

"Cloudbase, we have a problem....."

It'll end in tears!!!

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Apple weekend iPhone 5 sales miss forecasts

micheal

Re: analysts BS

They limited teh supply of "Sim Free" iPhone 5's so most shops still have plenty of "Contract" stock.

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Christian footie match ends in almighty brawl

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Joke

Re: Who's the ba****d in the black?

NO, he's an Amish

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Scottish islanders' wave power hopes sunk by 'massive costs'

micheal

Like all ideas

There are setup and running costs, but with an island of X people it'll never be worth exporting the electricity to the mainland as the return on investment will never be realised

Then there are maintenance costs, you ever tried getting an engineer to attend a village on the mainland, let alone on an island?

Like so many good Eco ideas, if it isnt economically viable then no amount of tree hugging will get you funding.

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Apple iOS 6 review

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Joke

Re: Upgrade or wait?

Not sure half of the 32Gb i-phone 4 is less than half the 32Gb ipad 1

else yes, I agree

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HP throws an extra 2,000 staff onto chopping block

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Boffin

Note to CEO

laying off production staff who actually produce stuff and generate income = COST

Laying off upper management who are a cost drain and produce little = SAVINGS

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Pasty munchers scoff at £300m council deal with comms kingpins

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reduce costs by at least £5m a year

until they ask for something outside the tightly one-sided contract, like replace a mouse £200, update 3 copies of Visio software £1.2 million etc etc. The authorities still think these large corporations got there by being ultra nice to local authorities, get real, they got there by having their nose in the UK.Gov pork barrel.

Find out how many BT and CSC "jollies" the decision makers have attended.

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Zuckerberg WON'T flog his Facebook shares for a year

micheal

Re: Reminds me of another floater...

Mythbusters disproved that theory

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Red hot chilli peppers floor Bristol shoplifter

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Joke

Re: Hottest chili...

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2916014/Worlds-hottest-chilli-and-comes-from-Grantham.html

must be true, it's in "the smut"

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Investor pulls out of Facebook, pumps cash into pork-printing joint

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Damn you

Beat me to it

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Capita's IT Services top dog legs it after just 6 months

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Got his cut of the latest Gov pork barrel

He doesnt want to be there when it all comes crashing down around them

No, never worked for them, they tried to poach me for Lunar House offering half what SERCO were already paying me at another site and wondered why I refused, they said it was market rate.....depends whose market they were looking at.

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WikiLeaks haters launch DDoS assault on Russia Today

micheal
Childcatcher

Re: How odd

I cant help feeling that everything happening on the internet will be assigned to pro / anti Assange in the same way as fanboy / fandroid and MS / Apple by the Reg

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British boffin builds cool maser after argument with wife

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WTF?

Re: A Turnaround from the Old Pattern

Neglected?

or he couldnt get funding to build a prototype back then.

plenty of people run out of money trying to make something work or never get funding at all (Trevor Bayliss, James Dyson to name but 2 who succeded despite the banks and venture companies)

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Reg readers scrap over ultimate bacon sarnie

micheal

Re: @Micheal

No, it's on my birth certificate spelt that way :)

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