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Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012

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Re: If you were a shareholder

As a shareholder I would like to know if someone in the company committed fraud that there would be police with the right training to investigate and someone in the CPS who could prosecute. I would like the people going to work there to be able to drive on safe roads and if anything happens that there are emergency services that can help. Now, when if facebook going to get into the road building, security and medical business?

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Re: If you were a shareholder

So you'd have no problem with a company that's bleeding red ink borrowing to pay out a dividend?

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If I was a share holder, in the face of all these losses I'd be asking Zuck what he's doing to turn things around and if he can't, he should consider his position.

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Nokia STORMS back into profit, FREE from phones and Windows

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Re: All that cash

Only if the firm is worth less than the cash in hand.

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Trips to Mars may be OFF: The SUN has changed in a way we've NEVER SEEN

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Re: Maybe the Chinese will carry the torch

I was going to say the Chinese too. Maybe even India at an outside push. Solar sails on the other hand. If only NASA put a bit more into researching that. I know with a solar minimum they would be less effective but even so.

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Computer misuse: Brits could face LIFE IN PRISON for serious hacking offences

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For goodness sakes, if they want to get Gary McKinnon that badly they should just say so.

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Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?

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Re: Bought the Z3 Compact

Would be interesting to compare that to the lumia range, in particular the 1020.

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The 'fun-nification' of computer education – good idea?

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I was taught French for two years by a number of substitute teachers who could not speak French. Needless to say, I did not do well in my GCSE.

I would have more confidence in this scheme if it invested in teachers and supporting them for a few years before rolling out the a program like this out. Good English, Maths and Science grades will set people up in the long term more efficiently than learning just programming in isolation. One of the best programmers on a team I was on was a former accountant who got into IT through BtE.

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Doctor Who and the Dalek: 10-year-old tests BBC programming game

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Re: hold on...

Why not Pascal? I know of lots of courses that used it as their training language (before moving to Java).

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SCREW YOU, EU: BBC rolls out Right To Remember as Google deletes links

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Re: Don't often find myself praising the BBC

Not sure why you got so many down votes when you are so obviously right. This is Google doing the dishes badly in the hope they'll be told to go outside and play instead.

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French 'terror law' declares WAR on the INTERNET itself, say digi-rights folks

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Re: Similar on Radio news earlier.

I was going to go with road maps but same idea.

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Apple's new iPADS have begun the WAR that will OVERTURN the NETWORK WORLD

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Now, if only there was some way we could take some of the money (on the turn over, not net profits) from the companies if they failed to invest in infrastructure and create it for ourselves. The whole endeavour could be overseen but some telecommunication company located presumably, in Britain.

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"the transition of the mobile industry will be complete"

Anyone else hear the Emperor when reading that?

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WikiLeaks reveals new draft of Trans-Pacific Partnership

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Re: textual quotes from TTIP, sorry TTP

Would the BBc enjoy a loop whole? Hopefully someone has the sense to put a stop to this before it gets started.

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Given the length of time drugs can sit on the shelf before they are tested and hit the market I can see the point in extending protection for them if the price is also decreased (as they don't need to make their money back in such a short period). However stuff like DRM just needs to die. It only penalises law abiding customers. Why should they care if someone with a kindle buys a kobo and moves the books across if they don't put them up on a torrent?

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Watersports-friendly e-reader: Kobo's Aura H2O is literary when wet

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What's it like for annotating the text? Use my sony for proof reading and it's good for that. Plus sync to evernote is handy (when it works).

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Right To Be Forgotten in the US: Americans wanna be like EU-oo-oo, says watchdog

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"but does not mention early teething problems that saw fair and accurate news reports de-listed due to things said in the comments sections."

But only the journalists were notified that their stories were being delisted from the search. It was almost like Google was trying to stir up resentment....

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Sway: Microsoft's new Office app doesn't have an Undo function

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Sounds a bit like One Note, the next generation.

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Cops and spies should blame THEMSELVES for smartphone crypto 'problem' - Hyppönen

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Re: Google has since promised to do something similar with Android smartphones.

That's what happened in N.Ireland for decades. Suspects could be held for so many days but if they hadn't broken down and confessed to what ever they needed them to confess to, they were rearrested at the front door of the station.

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Re: 2-part security?

There was a story on the BBC about phones being remotely wiped after being taken suspects. Either someone already has an app for that or they aren't handling them properly after taking them. Opens a lot of ways a creative legal mind could exploit, for a suitable fee of course.

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The London riots being a case in point. But if Apple and Google are scrambling to prevent themselves being able to implement warrents for information, what are Blackberry doing? Are they making any changes at all? The removal of BIS from BB10 might be a blessing in disguise.

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No mention of BB in all of this. I know their market share is small but given their niche market would be companies and goverments I thought they would be targets for this sort of thing too.

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Radiohead(ache): BBC wants dead duck tech in sexy new mobes

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http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/02/10/review_nokia_dab_headset/

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Nokia produced a DAB enabled earbud set. Wouldn't that be a better route to go down?

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Son of Hudl: Tesco flogs new Atom-powered 8.3-inch Android tablet

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It works on Android phones but not BB10 devices running the same program as it detects what they are and prevents it from working. Where's the EU when you need it...

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There is a problem with some version of android were it's not possible to view downloaded BBC iplayer videos. Does the new hudl suffer from that problem? And Amazon are blacklisting some devices from streaming and downloading Amazon instant video. Does anyone know if they've done that with this?

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Xiaomi boss snaps back at Jony Ive's iPhone rival 'theft' swipe

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Re: Real design changes

Sounds like you want a N900 but Nokia don't make them anymore and you can't have mine.

Some of the recent phones like the Q line and the Passport from Blackberry have been interesting experiments.

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10 Top Tips For PRs Considering Whether To Phone The Register

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I was going to say you forgot the joke icon then remembered as AC you aren't allowed to use it.

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Vulture takes BlackBerry's Passport through customs

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Re: Best of both worlds

I've got two playbooks and they're still going strong. Only time they show their age is when loading sites like facebook in the browser.

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Pretty sure that amazon is blacklisting BB phones for some of the app functionality. It's not possible to use the instant video streaming from inside their app.

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Apple KILLS SUPER MARIO. And Zelda. And Sonic

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Re: What did people expect?

BB10 or Jolla might solve most of those issues. Would probably mean writing everything in Qt and C++ though.

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Windows 10 feedback: 'Microsoft, please do a deal with Google to use its browser'

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Waiting for 4gm of ram and a 64-bit edition before I even consider considering a windows tablet.

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Re: It would actually be a smart business move for Ms

If IE was standards compliant it would be less of a hassle.

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Chrome? Rather use firefox.

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No tiles, no NAP – next Windows for data centre looks promising

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No spyware in this one?

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Adobe spies on readers: 'EVERY page you turn, EVERY book you own' leaked back to base

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I thought this kind of spyware was suppose to be the argument against pirated software. Adobe keep making the pirate's arguments for them. Hope the EU smack the around. Worth complaining to the data commissioner about?

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How much is Microsoft earning from its Android taxes again?

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How long will these 'patents' be valid for?

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EVIL patent TROLLS poised to attack OpenStack, says Linux protection squad

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Re: They were talking about getting ahead of the game....

Yea, but I thought ideas aren't patentable. You've got to describe that something that someone skilled in the art could make.

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If they keep minutes of the meeting wouldn't that prove prior art and invalidate the patent? Trolls wouldn't have to be pretty low on the food chain to do something like this but then I guess that's why they're trolls.

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Etsy security rule #1: Don't be a jerk to devs

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Re: Easily pleased?

Perhaps if you can show that your new project manager doesn't demonstrate business value they can be abolished.

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Cable guy, Games of Thrones chap team up to make Reg 'best sci-fi film never made' reject

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Re: Putting the Mars into Marxist

Is it adobe or something else?

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The link doesn't work but it isn't hard to find the books on the site.

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George Clooney, WikiLeaks' lawyer wife hand out burner phones to wedding guests

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Wouldn't handing out cameras have achieved much the same effect? Unless the couple were using the phones to corral guests e.g. mass text Dinner is being served

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Netflix bullish after six-country European INVASION

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Does this finally mean that if you have a holiday in France you can watch something when it's raining? Probably not.

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Man's future in space ... Barack Obama: Mars. Narendra Modi: Mars. Vladimir Putin: Er, Moon

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Any chance this is for domestic consumption? Just might be something to boost his image at home or perhaps it is the new way to keep thousands of troops going for a walk in places where they've got nothing to do but twiddle their thumbs.

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Good grief! Have you SEEN BlackBerry's SQUARE smartphone?

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Reread the article and spotted the word sealed. That's okay. Guess by the time that becomes a problem something will have broken first.

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Does it have a removable battery? Not the deal breaker it use to be but a micro sd slot is. And here's hoping that Amazon have gotten the video streaming working (not working on my 10.2 Q10).

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Ordnance Survey intern plonks houses, trees, rivers and roads on GB Minecraft map

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Tescos are selling official minecraft books and clothing. Note that's books. One for building, one for resource gathering, one for fighting and I am sure there is more.

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Apple iPhone 6 Plus: GORGEOUS FAT pixel density - but it's WASTED

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"Technically, meanwhile, the 2208x1242 to 1920x1080 scaling is so obviously suboptimal that the iPhone 6 Plus feels like a stopgap, launched to establish a class of device before the technology had been fully worked out. It doesn’t seem fanciful to wonder if, like the iPad 3, it might be rather speedily replaced."

Given that Steve Jobs was infamously a perfectionist and wasn't shy about berating employees who disappointed him, I wonder what he would make of this (and the watch too).

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Dyslexic, dyspraxic? No probs, says GCHQ

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Re: Duh

Yea but most people will be at the centre of the curve, neuro diverse are probably more towards the edges.

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