* Posts by James 51

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BYOD: How to keep your data safe on their mobile devices

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Was going to ask why the iOS/Android focus when BlackBerry literally builds these features in as key selling point but I guess the weakness is convincing employees to pay and use the best tool for the job (combining work and personal phone on single device).

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Web daddy Sir Tim Berners-Lee: Back off Putin, I'm no CIA stooge

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Re: "It's time to recognize the internet as a basic human right," he said.

Wow. Way to farm the down votes.

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Boffins cure BONING PROBLEMS in 'virtual lab'

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So, we’re going to have a space elevator within a decade then?

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This Christmas, demand the right to a silent night

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Re: Yes !!!!!

"in an effort to clear out the negative IT staff who generally start the conversation with "it can't be done"."

The missing part at the end of that sentence is 'for the price you want it at.'

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Re: Yes !!!!!

Yes, antagonise the person who controls your appraisal which determines your pay rise (ha) and possibility of promotion. It only takes a ‘doesn’t give his all’ or ‘unhelp and obstructive’ to put the brakes on your career. You’d be right if all managers were professional but a lot, far too many obviously are not.

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Buy Your Own Device: No more shiny-shiny work mobe for you

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hmm use my personal phone for business because they're too cheap to provide me with one? In that case I have a lovely nokia 100. Email? umm sure, I've heard of it.

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Mars was a WET mistress: Curiosity probes once-moist bottom

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Re: "Mommie, Can We Play Obombie Truth Origami"

I always thought the bigger insects were due to higher levels of oxygen.

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Government locked into £330m Oracle contract until 2016

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Re: pah peanuts

Don't normally feed the trolls but I would like to know how encouring OAPs to use buses has lead to the closure of numerous routes and bus companies.

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If a minister had to start his weekly interview on newsnight with 'We're having to waste £x million this year on legacy contracts with X, Y and Z' I wonder how much longer that would continue.

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Furious GTA V gamers seek similar ban on violent, misogynistic title: the Holy Bible

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There has been this faux outrage since GTA 2. Doesn't seem to do the games sales any harm. Kids shouldn't be playing it any more than they should be watching an 18 movie.

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Oh dear, traders: Banker bosses are monitoring your smoke breaks

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Re: To Paraphrase Revd Niemoller

No doubt they will but when thinking is a big part of your job how do you tell when someone is snoozing or trying to work something out on good old pen and paper (unless you have to log your thinking time but I am sure people will always tell the truth when doing that).

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Sinclair is back with the Spectrum Vega ... just as rubbish as the ZX

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It is anything more than a Pi in a big case?

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FBI warns of disk NUKE malware after Sony Pictures megahack

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It was catwoman.

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UK national mobile roaming: A stupid idea that'll never work

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Re: Just popping over to Calais ...

Yea, but if they using the same operator or you could make calls to anyone in the EU like it was a national call... Will probably happen sooner or later with the single market. One of the nice benefits.

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Re: Just popping over to Calais ...

Only problem is that then you'll count as roaming in the UK. If there was a truely European operator this could be less of an issue.

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Pebble: The brilliant stealth wearable Apple's Watch doesn't see coming

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The Pebble is certainly the only wearable I've considered and it works with Blackberry.

The sony e-ink screen watch looks interesting but seems to be a limited run experiment.

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Hominid ancestors beat humans to the drinks cabinet, say boffins

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Re: Temptation

Good point. If only they could think to write it down. Might make an interesting start to next brain storming meeting.

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Re: Temptation

Perhaps but eatting the apple is suppose to have endowed him with the ability to tell right from wrong. Booze seems to have the opposite effect.

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LA schools math quiz: $500 Chromebooks or $700 iPads for students?

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Re: WinTel gettting back in the ring

My secondary school still used a BBC Micro during chemistry lessons as they had a range of programs that went with the sensors they had. Have the googleboxes the ability to be hooked up to sensors, store data for over twenty years and still be working? Plus we did our programming on 286's running DOS 3.3 . *sigh* The days before PHB.

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Re: Why am I thinking the school budgeteers will pick door #3?

And use webcams to take photos of kids in their bedrooms:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/02/19/school_laptop_spy_row/

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Never fear, Glassholes – Intel to the rescue! 'New CPU' for tech-specs

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I am sure that if Google wanted to stick with ARM they could find another supplier or come up with a chip themselves.

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Sony Pictures hires Mandiant, asks FBI for help after MASSIVE cyber attack

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All sony movies will be shot on ceulliod from now on.

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So, how long before the movie of this comes out?

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Netflix: Sacre vache! French resistance from the vestibuleurs de consommation

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Re: Another reason for Netflix Difficulty

You've over looked the possibility that it's designed to prevent internationally owned stations buying material from related companies and not showing anything local. It is to prop up the industry in France but the qualify of their tat tends to be a bit higher that UK/US tat of a similar variety. Still a lot to filter out to get to it but that's true everywhere.

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Re: "France has one of the highest levels of VoD consumption per head in the world"

A large amount of TV in France is unfortunately stuff like CIS that has been badily dubbed. There are a few shows like the Spirals and The Returned are well worth a look. The Tunnel isn't bad but The Bridge is better.

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Get your staff working on the move: Develop that app for mobile

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The title is too long.

"And if you are about to blurt “but what about BlackBerry?” go home and watch a film on your videodisc player and stop bothering people."

There's a few different 'native' development platforms for Blackberry. Stuff like Qt with C++ is suppose to powerful and good for porting across platforms. Maemo and Sailfish use it as well.

I know lots of places that are going for web pages as apps to future proof the work.

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It's BLOCK FRIDAY: Britain in GREED-crazed bargain bonanza mob frenzy riot MELTDOWN

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Re: Buying For The Sake Of It.

It is a largely pointless US import but I was able to get a bunch of nappy bin sacs for half price.

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Ten excellent FREE PC apps to brighten your Windows

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Re: Shite troll of the month award!

There's always one :P

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Re: Shite troll of the month award!

Fair enough. There are sections of their forum dedicated to getting stuff to run on WINE so if you want to indugle in a bit of delving you might find something to distract you.

BTW did you go I have these games and gog aren't offering them on linux or did you look through the linux options and not find anything that interested you? Not sure why but some games that have linux ports aren't available on gog but the ports are available on other sites.

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Re: Shite troll of the month award!

To the five six thumbs down I'd be interested to know what you disagreed with.

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Re: Shite troll of the month award!

www.gog.com have a range of titles that run on linux. FTL is a favourite.

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I'll be back (and forward): Hollywood's time travel tribulations

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Re: Judgement Day

The fifth terminator movie picked up on that. The robots that John Connor couldn't find reference to in Sarah's tapes.

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Universal Credit CRISIS: Up to £200m in IT spend WASTED – NAO

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Re: The NAO might be waiting a fair old while...

An unexpected moment of honesty from a politician. The people hired to do the job can't do it or they keep moving the goal posts so often it's impossible to achieve significant progress.

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Trousers down for six of the best affordable Androids

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Re: Small, sturdy phone to fit in my back pocket

With the Q20 coming out the Q10 is quite a bargin at the moment. £180 from amazon so not far off the price of the phones here but of a much higher quality and the Z10 is about the same price if you want a full touch screen.

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Technology quiz reveals that nobody including quiz drafters knows anything about IT

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No chance people fed the wrong answers in for a laugh?

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Floody hell! Brits cram Internet of Things into tight White Spaces

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Re: IoT

Even if that's true simpler, cheaper and more robust systems that can warn us of stuff like flooding is worth sitting through the speel for.

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Bloke fighting Facebook in court says ad network claims its users lack 'legal capacity' to sue it

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Re: Legally incapable

Indeed but there's an interesting sting in the tail. People who use Facebook are the product, advertisers are the customers. Facebook has told it's customers the product is defective (they aren't able to exercise legal competency and therefore can't sign contracts, presumably don't have the money to buy anything etc etc). What happened to Ratner when he said something similar about his company's products?

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Sacre vache! Netflix ne parle pas le Frenchy ... zat is against ze LAW

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Re: Technicality vs Common Sense

"The key point here is that Luxembourg is in the EU, and so Netflix Luxembourg is fully entitled to sell goods and services to French consumers providing that they satisfy the Luxembourgian laws under which they operate - their "home turf" is the whole EU."

Not entirely correct as the new VAT rules show.

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Re: Technicality vs Common Sense

When O'Leary wanted French people in a French airport to have contracts confirming to Irish rather than French law as the section of the airport they were working in might be considered not technically within France. This was the result:

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2011/jan/09/ryanair-marseille-employment-row-contracts

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It might do if your website was www.IWantToSellYouStuff.Cambodia and most of the content of the page was in Khmer.

It's in Netflix's interest to comply. Imagine if a judge decides the contract is unenforaceable and they have to pay back all the money they've collected since they launched.

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The comdey value option is Netflix do nothing and wait to see what happens. It would be a mistake to underestimate the French culture lobby in France though. It's a big part of nation self identify.

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They are going to lose. The question is what is netflix going to do about it. Either way, I am sure canal+ is watching closely.

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Suffering satellites! Goonhilly's ARTHUR REBORN for SPAAAACE

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last best hope.

If you could take them to have a talk with a babylon station that would be something.

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IBM and Ericsson plot to deploy 5G. Never mind that it doesn't exist

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"evolution of LTE"

Who isn't interested in the evolution of long term evolution?

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Gov.UK annual IT spend edges down... to £4.3 BEEELLION

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Re: Breakdown of costs

Will be a circle filled in red labelled welfare.

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Androids in celluloid – which machine deserves the ULTIMATE MOVIE ROBOT title?

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It's been a long time since I saw the movie but I remember human eyes under his visor. I thought the main bad guy had been cutting up the crew for parts (way before doctor who got in on the act).

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Isn't Vincent a cyborg rather than an android?

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You stupid BRICK! PCs running Avast AV can't handle Windows fixes

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Well this explains the call from my father in law last night. He couldn't access in the internet until he uninstalled avast. He did download it again immediately and his computer still worked after that. Guess he got the patch in the new version otherwise he would have had to party like it was 1989.

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All aboard the Poo Bus! Ding ding, route Number Two departing

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Alone things like biogas and biodesiel aren't complete solutions but they could be smaller pieces of a bigger picture.

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We're not, er, 'cut-throat' capitalists – VC formerly known as ISIS

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Isn't living bridge the sequel to the human centipede?

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