* Posts by Tempest 3K

24 posts • joined 18 Jun 2009

Pesky protesters FORCE GOOGLE STAFF INTO THE SEA

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Alert

Re: Totally Agree

Google could become the RL version of OCP - They probably have plans for something similar to Robocop & ED-209 already anyway....

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Block The Pirate Bay? Arrr, me hearties, new P2P client could sink that plan

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Re: Dear PM, please make torrent clients illegal in the UK

Great idea, make it slower when I need to download a new Debian or other Linux distro for me than it already is on UK's tincan broadband!

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Twitterers rally round #CensoredUK - to demand MORE PORN

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Re: A sliding slope on the thin end of the metaphor

Cameron's already on record that they intend to block 'extremist' sites, won't take long until we're only allowed access to a whitelist of approved sites...

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Google begs for secrecy as it files Glass design with FCC

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Black Helicopters

Prior art?

I'm sure they just nicked this out of a DS9 episode, think they had something similar on one of the bad guys ships?

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CERN catches a glimpse of Higgs-like boson

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Devil

Re: Huh?

We already discovered those, they are the single cells a politician has instead of a brain.

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Hanging's too good for 'em - so what do you suggest?

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Big Brother

Punishment

Getting them to read Orlowski's tosh...I mean articles

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Schools IT supplier RM swings to full year loss after sales dive

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Facepalm

The sensible ones do! Unfortunately, a large number of schools started with RM a couple of decades ago and have just stuck with them.

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The Register Guide on how to stay anonymous (part 3)

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Pint

Actually yes, 2 of the major corporates I work with now have Macbooks deployed (in small numbers but growing by the month). They are mainly being used in Marketing and Application development (as well as Execs who have them because they are shiny...) but they are there and working outward.

Pint because that's what we all need after dealing with this stuff!

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BlackBerry nicks iPhone's UK smartphone crown

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Black Helicopters

Good to see the riots helped out one company at least then!

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Apple flat-screen TV rumor rises yet again

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Pint

'One never-used capability of HDMI is the CEC functionality that transmits remote control commands between pieces of equipment.'

That's funny, I use said functionality almost every day with my Samsung equipment and have done for a year or two. Comes in very useful when the other half has filed one of the remotes!

Pint because it's Tuesday and there is too much week left :(

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London 2012 Olympics: 17000 athletes, 11000 computers

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Joke

Inventory

So that's how they are dealing with the inventory backlog we heard about a while back!

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12% of UK don't carry cash

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Big Brother

Cash?

Haven't seen any of that in years, Government takes it all in taxes etc before it gets to me

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HP unveils stylin' new desktop line

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Ubuntu's Lucid Lynx: A (free) Mactastic experience

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Pint

Netbook Remix 10.04

I'd been playing with the 9.10 version on a Mini 9, so decided to upgrade last night. This is definately a major improvement and it runs about 5 times faster than XP did on the same machine.

What worries me is the RDP client works faster on this than the one on my XP desktop.....if it wasn't for the fact I have a lot of games and broadcast software needing Windows I would finally consider moving all my machines.

Pint, because it's Friday and the guys that worked on this definately deserve one :)

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Virgin Media battles privacy campaigners on P2P monitoring

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FAIL

Torrent updaters

A lot of online games now use torrents for patching, EVE Online and the Allods Online beta are recent examples I've come across in addition to WoW.

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'God help our smartphones,' vicar prays

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Joke

Jobs

I foresee trouble from the church of Jobs over this..............

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U2 frontman bitchslapped by TalkTalk

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Alert

Re: As it was then...

@Chris,

I have one of these 50Mbit connections - the reason? I do a LOT of work with large files and websites, alongside broadcasting on an internet radio station (licensed I might add before anyone jumps on that point). I also do a lot of gaming alongside said station, so being able to download games on steam etc and new MP3's from Amazon etc at high speed is great for me!

I suspect I'm not the only one using these 'premium' connections for these sort of reasons.

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First telcos commit to Windows 7 netbooks

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FAIL

UK?

In the UK, T-Mobile will sell a Dell Mini 10v and Verizon a Samsung N140 and Toshiba NB 200 running Windows 7 through mobile retailer Carphone Warehouse.

Since when did Verizon sell in the UK? o.O

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Man remanded for extreme porn offences

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@Sarah Bee

Couldn't agree more with you, this is just another case of uk.gov and their agents enforcing their views instead of dealing with real issues.

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Men far worse than women on password security

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Pint

Reminds me of the saying

Lies, damned lies and statistics.....seems apt here

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Buddy, can you spare a PC processing cycle?

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FAIL

distributed.net

Think I'll stick with dnet, like I have for the past decade or so......

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CRB check failures rocket ahead of massive expansion

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FAIL

@Paolo

I personally have had at least 6 different CRB checks done in the past 9 years, a few for working in schools, and a couple for working on a volunteer project with kids. Why they can't just run some sort of update check if you have a CRB under a certain age that is cheaper and easier I have no idea, but there you go.....

Fail? Because that's all uk.gov does, with regard to IT or otherwise....

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Most IT pros not planning on Windows 7 rollout

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Pint

XP

Seeing as the big multinational I work for has only just rolled XP out in the past year, I think it'll be a while before Win7 graces my desk......The Win2K machine I had before was a dog and glad to be rid tho!

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HP sees techies living in a box

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Coat

Dave?

Will HAL be responsible for these PODS, and if so, will Dave be able to get in this time?

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