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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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Intel offers ingenious piece of 10TB 3D NAND chippery

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Re: Long range weather forecast

Mobile networks will like it if it reduces the strain on creaking networks.

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"He said there could be 1TB, 2mm thick mobile device flash products using the technology as well, suggesting tablet and mobile phone storage capacity could increase."

And how much is apple going to charge for that?

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Hey, it's ... Gecko man, Gecko man, does almost whatever a GECKO can

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No one else thinking of no more nails?

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What should America turn to for web advice? That's right: GOV.UK – says ex-Obama IT guru

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Aye but the suggestion was that these are guys/gals that should be emulated.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/12/02/dwp_letters/

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Re: Emulating the UK.

I think someone who worked on direct.gov is downvoting us :P

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It's frightening to think how bad things must be in the US if they're looking to the UK goverment for IT advice.

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"the message was so full of lengthy legalese that many people couldn't understand it and so were kicked off the program"

Which was probably the point.

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Call the Commish! Ireland dragged into Microsoft dispute over alleged drug traffic data

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Re: A suggestion

When dealing with the US it's obligatory to gay Paris, France/Europe as opposed to gay Paris, Texas.

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There are crimes not prosecuted in the UK because the police and 'internal intelligence' agencies don't want details of their surveillance technologies or techniques to be exposed in a court as the the bad guys could develop counter measures or learn the identify of agents and people who have cut deals. Greater good and all that. Probably something similar here.

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Sailfish OS tablet is GO: Fans stuff cash into Jolla's cap in hand

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Re: Will Nokia buy Jolla?

http://www.cnet.com/uk/news/nokia-is-making-an-android-tablet-and-it-costs-250/

Having sold off the hardware manufacturing division, Nokia has partnered with Chinese manufacturer Foxconn to build and distribute the N1. After the failure of several previous licensing strategies including Symbian, Series 60 and the MeeGo partnership with Intel -- not to mention the relatively short-lived adoption of Windows Phone -- Fogg warns that the company will have to do better with its licensing, especially if it is to maintain Nokia's reputation for decent hardware.

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Re: Will Nokia buy Jolla?

The N1 is foxconn rebranded kit so if Nokia wanted to go independent that is how they could do it. Of course the owners of Jolla would have to be willing to sell it to them. Given that most if not all of them were laid off from Nokia that's not a forgone conclusion.

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Are you talking about the UI that got laid over it or the underlying OS? In terms of power management at least Symbian was way ahead although I heard it was a pain to program for.

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When my playbook finally dies this could be a replacement. Actually, the bridge between phone and tablet could be replicated.

Otherwise somewhat ironically the nokia tablet looks good too.

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What a Mesa: Apple vows to re-use titsup GT sapphire glass plant

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Took me a moment to remember you weren't talking about Nokia and Microsoft.

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Banks have been doing that for years.

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on preserving jobs tax breaks in Arizona.

FTFY

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Go on, buy your workers a smartphone. You know it makes sense

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Re: Buy a smartphone? In enterprise?

Blackberries can have full device encryption and it doesn't slow it down. Good for email too.

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CYOD or more in more traditional offices you can choose to use it or someone else will.

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Re: Buy a smartphone? In enterprise?

If they disable the usb port, how does it charge?

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Nokia's N1 fondleslab's HIDDEN BRILLIANCE: The 'Z Launcher'

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Re: Nokia Strat

If they can get the amazon instant video app working that would be impressive.

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Re: Will Nokia be properly supporting the N1 tablet?

Would be interesting to try to stick Windows 8.1 on it.

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Feds to auction off second tranche of Silk Road Bitcoins worth $19 MEEELLION

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“law enforcement may seize physical assets and cash if they believe they were either the product of crime or likely to be used in the commission of a crime. Agencies can then use the money to supplement their budgets.”

“While criminal forfeiture has been a legal statute for many years, those rules require the suspected criminal to be actually found guilty. In comparison, civil forfeiture doesn’t require suspects to be arrested or even charged before their assets are seized.”

“unlike thousands of Americans who face lengthy and uncertain court battles to recover their assets.”

This isn’t a recipe for perverse incentives or just outright corruption. No siree. Move along or I might decide that your car could be used as a get-a-way car or you might go speeding.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-echochambers-29228851

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FCC: Gonna need y'all to cough up $1.5bn to put broadband in schools

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The internet can be very useful. If I get an error I don't understand the first thing I do is duckduckgo it. One chemistry teacher tried to create a periodic table on youtube. It's not a replacement for trained and motivated teachers however.

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Are MPs smarter than 5-year-olds? We'll soon find out at coding school – Berners-Lee

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Good luck to him but even thirty years from now we'll be lucky if MPs don't get their understanding of technology in what ever the future equivalent of Tron or Neuromancer is. The way politics is structured at the moment it is a profession in itself so they don’t get a chance to experience life as most of their constituents live it. Just look at the number of engineers in parliment as an example.

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BlackBerry comeback: BES12 server revealed – it will manage ALL THE THINGS

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Not just secuirty people either. A new playbook would be nice but then my four year old one is still going strong.

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Apple expands mobile device management program beyond USA

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Re: > [Apple] just made its wares more attractive to lots more businesses.

Sounds like you're issue was with an under-specced PC rather than any inherient advantage of the Mac platform. Still it's nice you got something which works for you.

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