* Posts by hplasm

3775 posts • joined 10 Jul 2009

Ed Snowden should be pardoned, thunders Amnesty Int'l

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Sadly

true.

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Microsoft spunks $500m to reinvent the wheel. Why?

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Re: I object in the strongest possible terms!

"They made it triangular, with one less bump! So There!"

But with the move back towards 2D, would the MS Wheel not just be a line?

That would explain the bumpy ride...

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Gremlins in the first six months? It's the seller's problem – EU court

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Windows 10

Better be up to scratch then...

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Plod IT spending fails to fall down the stairs as taxpayers cough £385m

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"The body has taken four-years to get off the ground"

Did it leave behind a white outline ?

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Why did Snowden swipe 900k+ US DoD files? (Or so Uncle Sam claims)

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Re: I know I'm in a minority on here

" Do the deed, have the balls to face the repercussions."

said the AC...

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Windows 8.1 market share grows, Windows 7 slips, Windows 10 lurks

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Re: Not just a service pack

"I'm not aware that there has ever been an authoritative definition of what constitutes a Windows service pack"

Different bugs, and probably more of them...

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HMRC ditches Microsoft for Google, sends data offshore

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Re: i bet....

Idiot MS users will, as always, hate google apps.

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Re: The US government

have ALWAYS been granted access to all our tax records.

FTFY

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Hackers steal files on 4 million US govt workers

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Holmes

Begun-

This cyberwar has...

Yoda ^H^H^H^H Some crinkly Republican Congressman.

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Virgin Galactic will get into space 'within 18 months to two years'

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Re: At 250K a pop.

""We are democratising plutocracising plutocratising space."

Dwarf-Planetising, shurely?

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Re: Unless you go round at least once ...

So Phineas Fogg was the first spaceman -FACT!

(I know he's fictional...)

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Hubble spots Pluto's moons are a chaotic mess of tumbling rock

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Re: Pluto is simply spawning.

Dog eggs?

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That's is no moons...

That's is a dwarfes's - oh never minds...

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Science teacher jammed his school kids' phones, gets week suspension

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Re: Whatever happened to 'respect'???

It got replaced with the fuzzy concept of "Disrespec' '"

grr...

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Large Hadron Collider gives young ALICE a black-hole ray gun

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Re: Quark-gluon plasma

@DAM

What are birds?

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KFC takes legal axe to eight-legged mutant chicken claims

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Re: Centi-Chicken

"I'd better go check wikipedia to see if such creatures exist. ;-)"

Surely you need to check on Chickipedia?

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US Patriot Act's phone spying rules are dead – but that means very little

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Re: Does anyone actually believe they have stopped collecting metadata?

It does mean that they have to get their rubber stamp altered.

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Hardcore creationist finds 60-million-year-old fossils in backyard ... 'No, it hasn’t changed my mind about the Bible'

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Re: From a proud Bible thumper

"My God is a God of Truth."

Truly, he is a bit of a git though, you must admit?

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Re: Evidence.

I'd buy a new Avenger.

As long as it's Purdey...

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Swordfish fatally stabs man after man stabs, fatally, swordfish

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Re: And now fish Jesus!

That explains those fish bumper signs!

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Windows 10 upgrade ADWARE forces its way on to Windows 7 and 8.1

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Re: Nobody asked here two real interesting questions (at least for me)

"By answering these two questions correctly, Microsoft might consider me a potential client."

By asking these two questions, Microsoft might consider you a potential troublemaker...

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Re: Security and Stability iffyness

> and is not a covert anti-security backdoor like Windows 8+ apparently is!

I bet you Googled that.

Bing had nothing...

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Re: I'm confused

It's easy to get rid of the apps on a Windows 8/8.1/10 install:

Start PowerShell with admin privileges.

Type in:format c:

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Microsoft: Here's what you'll cough up for Windows 10 next year

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Re: So that

More likely - £199.99, £149.99, £119.99, and £99.99.

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It's FREE WINDOWS 10 time: 29 July is D-Day, yells Microsoft

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Re: How many of you Windows user will be...

"And Linux's answer to Lync is?"

You mean Sky(!)pe for Business... er Modernpe, er...

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Re: Loving the free upgrade

"If you don't like it, restore. Why not? It's not as if it's expensive."

What was that old trotted out line... "... Linux is only free if your time has no value?"

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The rare metals debate: Only trace elements of sanity found

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Re: Prophets of doom

Profits of Doom, then?

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Re: Future mineral reserve creation

The rarest of the elements is surely Euphonium. Used solely in the manufacture of Brass Band instruments, it supplanted Trombonium that was originally used for this purpose.

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Re: The other thing to remember

" ..."experts" running around saying we're running out of pork..."

Pork is something TPTB and their 'experts' will never let run out.

The pork is the life...

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Long, sticky summer ahead: Win 10 will be with OEMs by 31 August

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Re: system requirements:

"You don't have to buy it."

Don't want to steal it either.

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Libre Office comes to Android

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Finally!

Now I can fiddle with ODF documents properly- I mean of course, proper ODF.odf open documents- beware of shoddy imitations.

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BRAIN STORM: Nine mislaid cerebra found near railway line in New York

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Re: The zombies are getting smarter...

Is that Dr Hfuhruhurr?

Have you seen Miss Mahelmahey? I have some brains for her...

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The 'echo chamber' effect misleading people on climate change

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"...the sun would have revolved around the earth until Galileo."

It was an Earth-shaking discovery, don't you know?

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Millions of voters are missing: It’s another #GovtDigiShambles

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Re: Registering wasn't that much of a problem...

"...but the house name and village were wrong, and there was no way of changing them."

But at last, when they come for you, they'll be looking in the wrong place.

So you can be whatever you want!

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That EVIL TEXT that will CRASH your iPhone: We pop the hood

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Re: Restart required

"I fail to see how this will cause the sun to go dark and the stars to fall to the earth."

Several seconds of disconnect from the Fruitiverse- it's unthinkable!!

O the huge manatee!

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Microsoft: Cortana not exclusive to Windows – it loves Android, iOS too

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Re: Just say no.

"But . . . Jen Taylor!"

Genny Talia you say? Sounds like bolloc... oh- Cortana...I see.

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MS need to partner up with the Auto industry.

Ford and Cortana.

That would have a certain retro charm...

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Win Phone to outgrow smartmobe market for next four years

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IDC predict Microsoft deal with Kelloggs.

A WinPhone in Every Box!

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Look out, Dixon! That there is a dangerously INTELLECTUAL cow

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"Shouldn't they have holes in them, then?"

They do round Northumberland way.

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Windows and OS X are malware, claims Richard Stallman

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Re: pah.. stallman

Ah- the intellectuals are here!

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UN: Fossil fuels should be TERMINATED 86 years from now

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Re: It's time to grow a pair

"I've said it before: a lack of belief is itself a belief: a belief in nothing. "

You were wrong then- and guess what...

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Candlelit vigil planned to honour executed Newcastle cow Bessie

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This poor cow needs a memorial.

Any of the Manchester cows left?

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/following-the-herd-150-painted-cows-settle-on-the-streets-of-manchester-755730.html

Lest we forget...

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Are we looking at the first domain name meme? Neigh

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Re: I'm off to register

"I'm not visiting your bloody website!"

Just leave it on the doorstep...

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Re: Tickled the cockles

"...marketirrhea."

+1 .internet for you!

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Milking cow shot dead by police 'while trying to escape'

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Re: Mark 85

"how to kill it without spooking it into traffic."

Don't want the highways haunted, that's for sure...

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They had to shoot it-

before it outwitted them.

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Please no non-consensual BACKDOOR SNIFFING, Mr Obama

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Re: Dogfood

"Would the (any?) government use this 'breakable non-breakable' encryption itself?"

Yes. They are clueless.

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Airplane HACK PANIC! Hold on, it's surely a STORM in a TEACUP

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Well, either he did it-

Or the FB lie...

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BT boss in shock 'bigger is better' claim as £12.5bn EE bid heats up

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They could succeed and form BE...

Buggerall Everywhere - the best practices of BT and EE in one easy to swallow bitter pill.

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The yummy mummies' likeable wagon: Nissan Qashqai Tekna

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Re: Kumquat

"...classify people according to the cars they drive..."

But it does save time, and is wierdly accurate...

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