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874 posts • joined 3 Jul 2009

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GT sapphire glaziers: You signed WHAT deal with Apple?

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Who sups with the devil needs use a long spoon.

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Three WireLurker suspects arrested in China – reports

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Headmaster

"Leverage" is a noun. The verb you're looking for is "exploiting".

You're welcome.

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You really need to do some tech support for Aunty Agnes

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Re: What are the infection rates for desktop linux users?

I believe there was one Linux virus detected in the wild some time ago, but IIRC you had to specifically install it. I don't think there were any records of infection.

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Rare Stegosaurus skeleton moves into plush London pad

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Re: " ... weighed as much as a 4x4 vehicle"

Can we have that in football fields please?

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TPP takes another tiny step forward

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They used to have laws about treason.

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Japan tells operators: Put a SIM lock in a new mobe? You'd better UNLOCK it for FREE

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Headmaster

"Free" means, in this context, "at no cost", "for nothing". Putting "for" in front of it is a grammatical abomination.

You're welcome.

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Disney wins Mickey Mouse patent for torrent-excluding search engine

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Or any signatory to the Trans Pacific Partnership Abomination.

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Australia to 'relieve' telcos of need to disclose intercepts

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Headmaster

"Intercept" is a verb. The word you're looking for is "interception".

You're welcome.

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Redmond top man Satya Nadella: 'Microsoft LOVES Linux'

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RUN AWAY!

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Microsoft left red-faced after DMCAs dished out to Windows bloggers

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Linux

Re: Pirate product keys in comments

Soooooo last century!

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Shh! Bose and Apple ink SECRET deal to settle 'noise-cancelling' suit

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Re: How wonderful !

No comparison. The JBL rig is SO much more natural and realistic.

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Rupert Murdoch outs self as iPhone 6 fanboi

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Murdoch and Apple - a matched pair.

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Microsoft on the Threshold of a new name for Windows next week

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Windows It'llWorkThisTimeReally.

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Ello, 'ello, what's all this then? We take a spin on the new social network driving everyone loopy

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"Invite" is a verb.

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My TIGHT PANTS made my HUGE iPHONE go all BENDY!

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Ur holdin' it wrong.

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Interview: Michael Cordover, voteware freedom-of-information crusader

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Give that man a medal.

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Voteware source code requester labelled 'vexatious'

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"What - you want to see how we manipulate the results? Bugger off."

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Latest casualties of Iraq fighting: Facebook and Twitter

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Re: Religion

Probably closer to 99, but have a like anyway.

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'Hashtag' added to the OED – but # isn't a hash, pound, nor number sign

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Re: octothorpe

Precisely, It's a crosshatch. Trust the Yanks to fsck it up.

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Soccer Football in SPAAACE! ISS 'naut nails zero-G bicycle kick

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Re: Typical

Given that the Americans measure everything in football fields, they probably got it right.

Of course they never say which brand of football. (I assume they're all different sizes.)

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MAC MEN: Apple hiring 1,000 people for internal ad operation

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The Microsoft solution - don't build a decent product, but do lots of advertising.

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Monster croc 'the BALROG' tussles with mighty Titanoboa snake

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...about 16 feet long and weighed in at 900 pounds

But what's that in football fields?

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Apple? More like FAP-PLE: Fanbois are the BIGGEST PERVS, say people who know

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Trollface

This gives new meaning to

"You're holding it wrong."

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CSIRO claims milestone in solar-powered steam turbines

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They must be stopped!

Defund them immediately!

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Jade Rabbit nearly out of hop

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A damn good effort for a first go!

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Windows XP fixes flaws for free if you turn PCs into CASH REGISTERS

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But Windows has always been a POS

Well someone had to say it.

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Bing's the thing in Microsoft's push for cheap Windows devices

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Windows 8.1

Now with even more shite!

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Amazon granted patent for taking photos against a white background – seriously

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"Approaching"?

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US officials vote to allow Bitcoin for political donations

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No doubt they'd allow dog turds for political donations if there was a buck in it.

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Laser deflector shields possible with today's tech – but there's one small problem

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I'd have thought that a mirror would be cheaper.

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Shocking 'new iPhone' is also - BZZZZT!! - a Taser-like stun gun

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Maybe they were just holding it wrong.

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Russia 'incompatible with the internet', cries web CEO 'axed by Putin'

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Elected judges?

Idiot.

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Deep desert XP-ocalypse averted as Reg man returns

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Haven't we done enough to the poor old Aborigines but we have to impose Windows on them too?

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USA opposes 'Schengen cloud' Eurocentric routing plan

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Re: sigh

"I guess they could care less how the rest of the world view us."

I suspect they couldn't.

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'iPhone 6' with '4.7-inch' display 'coming soon', but '5.5-incher' 'delayed'

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Have they patented 4.7" displays yet?

If not, why not?

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Apple poking at idea of bayonet phone fittings

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Bayonet lens mounts?

Wow! What a brilliant idea! No-one's ever thought of that before - no prior art there. Definitely a well-deserved patent.

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Hotmail-gate: Windows 8 code leaker pleads guilty to theft of trade secrets

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Re: "Hotmail-gate"

A turd by any other name...

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Australia's opposition backs warrantless metadata collection

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About what you'd expect from the Liberal Party Lite.

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NSW government gets into the smartphone case business

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*The "Opal" name is consciously modelled on London's "Oyster Card".

How TF does that work?

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Microsoft Australia slashes price of Surface Pro 128GB by $AUD400

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Linux

Will it run Linux?

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Meet the man building an AI that mimics our neocortex – and could kill off neural networks

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Re: ai won't

It's hard to take anyone who can't find the shift key seriously.

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Homeopathic remedies contaminated with REAL medicine get recalled

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"Homeopathic remedies normally consists of highly diluted solutions of natural substances water"

I fixed that for you.

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Haunted Empire calls Apple 'a cult built around a dead man.' Tim Cook calls it 'nonsense'

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Whereas previously it was a cult built around a live man.

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Good riddance to American internet oversight says Microsoft

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Microsoft is in favour of it?

Gods. There must be something dramatically wrong with it!

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Daring danger-drone dives into VOLCANIC eruption – what happens next has to be seen

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Very good

Providing you mute the sound.

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Murdoch dumps Microsoft, prepares to Hangout with Google

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Re: Well, that screws...

"Don't they have Office 365 available in Aus?"

Yep. That's why they're going with Google.

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Facebook, Instagram give dodgy online gun sales the BULLET

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There are *legal* gun sales online?

Facepalm.

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Belgian judge mulled BANNING APPLE (actually, its website) in Euro warranty row

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Simple

Fine them $1M a minute until their web site complies.

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Steve Ballmer: Thanks to me, Microsoft screwed up a decade in phones

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"You're pretty genius in our business if..."

You're pretty idiot if you failed primary school English.

I note that there's no mention of "quality" anywhere. Plus ça change.

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Google, eBay to Australian gov: 'protect us from our users'

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No representation without taxation!

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