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* Posts by h 2

44 posts • joined 25 Jun 2009

Business is back, baby! Hasta la VISTA, Win 8... Oh, yeah, Windows 9

h 2

So what's happened with Windows 9?

Have MS lost the ability to count or have they given up with it as it was such a bad non starter.

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How practical is an electric car in London?

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Tax On Fuel

So when we all 'flip' to electric vehicles, how do we have to pay the tax on the fuel? I assume we would have special metered charging electric points at home.

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It's Google's NO-WHEEL car. OMG... there aren't any BRAKES

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How does it know where you want to go?

How do input a destination? or is it just random taking you to all it's sponsors in your area.

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Bar Transport

Great for getting home from the pub or after a night on the town.

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Win XP usage down but not out as support cutoff deadline looms

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Re: Best candidates?

http://www.itpro.co.uk/operating-systems/21976/government-strikes-last-minute-deal-over-extended-windows-xp-support?_mout=1&utm_campaign=itpro_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter

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UK.gov's e-Borders zombie still lurks under the English Channel

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I was stopped for a check at Dover a couple of months ago and asked if I had any sharp objects in my vehicle. I don't know if he was an off duty airport guy.

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UK data cops to Google: You've got three months to sort out privacy

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Take down order

Surely if they are breaking the law with their system, there should be a take down order raised.

Or am I forgetting they pay lots of cash to the UK..... er..... no they don't

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Telly psychics fail to foresee £12k fine for peddling nonsense

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Happy

This sort of thing always reminds me of the Billy Connolly film "The Man Who Sued God"

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Airbus imagines suitcases that find themselves

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Unhappy

But your bags are already bar-coded, how do they get lost.

When you check in you bag gets a tag that is already almost impossible to remove.

On this is the date, flight number & your name, so how is it that they get lost already?

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Microsoft holds off on shooting Windows Live Messenger

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Re: good riddance to an early 'hacking tool'?

I prefer Messenger as well.

Skype just winds me up.

I use it to chat to the good lady when I'm working away. It's simple and works most of the time. We have a fixed IP at home and I would love to find a alternative Video over IP system that connects directly without the need of a controlling server etc. If anyone can suggest one.

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How to destroy a brand-new Samsung laptop: Boot Linux on it

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Unhappy

Re: Maybe we can get Samsung to get the point

That will be like the issue a couple of years ago when Tesco/Morrison's fuel killed HEGO sensors

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YouTube's hilarious cat videos could soon cost you $5 a month

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FAIL

Re: Youtube is becoming unwatchable

I was searching for a new fridge/freezer found the one I wanted and have bought it.

Now wherever I surf, I see adverts for fridge freezers. For god's sake, how many of them do you think I need?

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Korean boffins discover secret to quick-charge batteries

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Re: Fast charging

In Germany it's normal for houses have a 3 phase supply.

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Unhappy

Re: Fast charging

"out off-peak charging when energy is cheaper"

I don't think you would be allowed to use your domestic mains for such charging. How will the governments get their fuel tax from you. I'm sure you will have to use a special connection to a electric tax levied meter.

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Breaking: Megaupload seizures illegal says NZ High Court

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Re: Possible Copyright infringement by the US then

I refer to the megaupload data, user info etc

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Pirate

Possible Copyright infringement by the US then

So if they have illegally taken a clone of his data, does this mean he can take action against them for copyright infringement ?

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Pints under attack as Lord Howe demands metric-only UK

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Wheels & Tyres

There are not many metric ones in the world yet !

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Apple relents, doubles EU warranty (sort of)

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Re: "Buy a new one"? Not really.

So they replace it at it's true Cost Price :)

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Apple Oz offers refunds for confused 4G iPad owners

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Re: Apple’s layer rejected the sticker plan as “cumbersome.

If a sticker is too cumbersome, then they should recall all the boxes and print new ones :)

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CD: The indestructible music format that REFUSES TO DIE

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Re: Fidelity issues?

Don't forget to re-burn them after 5 years or you may start to loose them. I have a number of CDR's that started life silver in colour and are now gold or is that rusty ?

Some of these won't play any more so you have to keep transferring them :(

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Re: Fidelity issues?

I would dispute this.

It is system dependant, if you are listening on a headphone or laptop speaker, then yes. But as soon as you crank it up on a reasonable hifi system, then anyone will notice.

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TSA bars security guru from perv scanner testimony

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Re: false security theatre

Or even the pilots that were blocked from taking liquids on the plane.

Hey, I don't think they need a bomb to destroy the plane as they are hanging onto the steering wheel, (well stick)!

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Microsoft 'yanked optical drive from Xbox 720'

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Facepalm

Happy Birthday/Christmas Kids

Dear Johnny/Sally

Your present is scribbled on the bottom of this card.

It's a URL to the download that you can play with in 3 days time after it's downloaded.

Love Dad

xx

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BT, TalkTalk lose final appeal against Digital Economy Act

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Mushroom

Film/Music industries should now be making massive profits ?

On the BBC site it quotes "The creative industry argues that piracy costs £400m"

So now that the main file sharing sites have effectively closed for file sharers, their profits should now be up,

In the two months since Christmas they should have made an extra £66m , but something tells me they have not.

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NASA lost 'full control' to hackers, pwned 13 times last year

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Joke

How else will Windows do it's updates

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UK crime-busters knock hiphop site off the Internet

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www.pro-music.org ??

Fails a DNS lookup, so I assume this means there isn't a list of real music websites

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Happy

Wrong IP

Ho Hum it lists my companies gateway and not me :)

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Bit-part actress slings sueball at IMDb over age gripe

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To sue using a False name !

She was quite happy to sue using a False name 'Jane Doe' there must be a law about that !

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Facebook VERY SLOWLY rolls out Timeline

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Megaphone

Feedback to FB

Use the following link to tell them if you hate it.

Who know if enough complain they may actually listen

https://www.facebook.com/help/contact_us.php?id=150272491747654

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Carrier IQ meets feds 'to educate them'

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VISA are having problems with Bugs at the moment

Visa are having problems with Bugs at the moment

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Boffing boffins create 3D map of orgasmic female brain

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Happy

DIY or Assisted Orgasm?

I'm sure the scan would be different.

Also, other noise factors would be the amount of laundry waiting to be ironed, what outstanding housework, what time the kids need picking up etc...

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Russian diplomat caught driving while 15 TIMES over booze limit

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Pint

Drink Driving Limits in Europe

Data from http://www.safetravel.co.uk/europedrinkdrivinglimits.html

The Blood Alcohol Levels

0.0 mg per ml– Estonia, Malta, Romania, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary

0.2 mg per ml– Norway, Poland, Sweden

0.4 mg per ml- Lithuania

0.5 mg per ml- Belgium, Bulgaria, Denmark, Germany (Germany is 0.3 if you’re in an accident), Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Serbia/Montenegro, Croatia, Latvia, Macedonia, Netherlands, Austria, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Turkey, Cyprus (North)

0.8 mg per ml– UK, Ireland, Luxembourg, Malta, Switzerland

0.9 mg per mlCyprus (South)

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Penguin pulls its e-books off library shelves

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penguin_books

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penguin_books

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Attention swingbellies: Pizza sauce is a healthy vegetable

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Meh

What type of Vegetable is a Fish

My vegie son seems to be happy eating fish & eggs :)

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Apple gets patent for ‘unlock gesture’

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Joke

Nose picking patent

I think I can be quite creative and the manner that I can pick my nose. I'm sure this is something that I could patent

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Red Hat engineer renews attack on Windows 8-certified secure boot

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FAIL

@Field Commander A9

In the same way no one bought copies of "locked down" DVD's

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Facebook 'personal' news feed gets algorithm rejig

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FAIL

Top Stories

How can they decide what are MY top stories.

How do they know if my auntie Flo's cake picture is more important than a band I also follow. Or if both are more important than my brother becoming a dad.

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Failed on your lesson

I guess you have not seen the new format !!

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The amazing shipping container: How it changed the world

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Thumb Up

As already mentioned, the BBC did a good article.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/business/2008/the_box/default.stm

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A peek inside Apple's iCloud data center

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Facepalm

So it was apple that ate all the worlds IP's

So it was apple that ate all the worlds IP's

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Nominet to release super-short domain names

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www.bt.co.uk

It always puzzeled me how BT managed to get www.bt.co.uk through the system. I guess there's rules for us and ther's rules for them.

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Music industry cooks UK government's piracy stats

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@ForthIsNotDead

If I remember right, they put some sort of extra tax on the blank Tapes to cover copying.

But I for one remember the quick finger /pause button work during the top 40 countdown.

H.

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Panasonic patches cameras to block rivals' batteries

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Back to front poor design

"Some of these aftermarket batteries are not equipped with internal protective devices to guard against overcharging, internal heating and short circuit"

Should it not be that the battery pack supplies the power and it's the device that monitors the supply and protects itself and the battery, poor design if you ask me.

Howie

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