* Posts by King Jack

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EU Space Agency's Galileo satellites stricken by mystery clock failures

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I thought the US sat system clocks had to be constantly updated as they drifted from earth time. A few soldiers have a full time job tweaking the system daily. Were Galileo's clocks designed to be self sufficient, hence the 4 clocks of two types?

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Japan tries to launch satellite on rocket the size of a telegraph pole

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Re: Telegraph pole?

There are many telegraph poles around here. still in use.

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Microsoft Germany says Windows 7 already unfit for business users

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Re: Enough Whining.

What business is going to be happy sharing everything they produce with M$? All your trade secrets and private communications are sent back to M$. People are either thick or insane to use Windows 10 for anything.

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Promising compsci student sold key-logger, infects 16,000 machines, pleads guilty, faces jail

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Don't get it

Why is it bad for this guy to sell a keylogger when M$ has one built in and running on Windows 10 and compromised W7 and W8 machines? Where are the criminal charges for M$?

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BBC surrenders 'linear' exclusivity to compete with binge-watch Netflix

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Compete if you really want to

If the BBC want to 'compete' with commercial broadcasters then let them. But let's make it on an even footing. Scrap the Tax, let them make shows that people want to watch or go under. Make fat cats on top earn their wages/worth just like what happens in 'real' companies. I remember a BBC campaign where they stressed that they could make unique programs because of the unique way they a funded. Yet they deliberately try to compete with other channels by showing dross. You cannot have it both ways. I hope I live long enough to see the BBC licence fee scrapped. They (BBC) will make a saving of millions by no chasing people who see them for what they are.

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Man jailed for 3 days after Texas cops confuse cat litter for meth

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Re: Cat litter + evidence

I thought kitty litter absorbs smells? So you could keep your windows up and clear. Breathing in cat excrement might harm you eventually.

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Bank robber reveals identity – by using his debit card during crime

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Re: Curious

It is a headline grabber. Just be thankful that 'terrist' wasn't lobbed in too. You can be a sex offender for getting caught short and taking a leak in a public place. So the tag sex offender is meaningless.

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Vinyl and streaming sales offset CD decline in UK music sales

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Re: Colour me sceptical

DCC was killed by it's own DRM. It would purposefully destroy your own recordings if you made copies. We tried to use it in the recording studio but it was unusable without gizmos to beat the DRM.

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Programmer finds way to liberate ransomware'd Google Smart TVs

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Re: LG p1sh and while we're at it - fecking 'trumotion'

@stu please learn to spell fucking swear words. We are adults here and will not melt if somebody says 'shit'.

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US cops seek Amazon Echo data for murder inquiry

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Re: Interesting...

Ms May has just had an orgasm. New law for 2017: An Echo in every home (except MPs and chums).

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Gov claws back £440m for rural broadband

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Low aim

What is the point of looking to the future and aiming so low? By the time this gets implemented the rest of the world will be on +Gbps speeds as standard and 24Mbps will just not work. The real plan is for the government to keep their mates in work building sub standard things that even before completion will need to be upgraded. I guess 24Mbps is enough for the spying to take place while the sheep celebrate a gift from caring big brother.

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Firefox to give all extensions their own process in January

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I dream..

I dream of the day where I can run the addons of my choosing and not have them disabled because I'm too stupid to be responsible for what runs on my machine. (Mozilla know best). I dream of the day when a 'Coolpreview' type of thing will be incorporated into the browser. Instead of more daft UI changes to make it look like something else. I dream of a day when usefulness to the user is a priority again.

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Strong non-backdoored encryption is vital – but the Feds should totally be able to crack it, say House committees

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Re: Summed Up Quite Well

The OS you need to be running is Windows 10. It key logs and reports directly to M$. If anyone needs to know what is going on a victims computer, just ask M$ nicely. I'm sure any brand of Linux is far safer, Including Red Star Linux.

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MPs suggest introducing web blocking to tackle suicide rates in UK

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Orwell's 1984

Living in 1984 or the threat of it becoming real is enough to make me glad I'll not be around forever. Death looks like a great deal to escape being spied on 24/7. A few seconds of anguish... then peace.

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Beeb flings millions more £s at Capita for telly tax collection

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Fuck them

Any broadcaster that is willing to show a blank page with a countdown timer on it in prime time, do not deserve any money. Rather than show news from another part of the UK the BBC is happy to let their funders, sorry victims watch 'nothing'. Why is this? Why don't ITV or the thousands of other broadcasters show nothing? Because they need the money. They need to 'earn' cash to survive. The BBC does not so a blank page it is. You like Dr Who? Well we won't bother making it as it makes no difference to revenue exhorted. Pay us to watch our competitors is extortion.That is why I'll never pay them a penny. TV watching (live) doesn't happen here. Too busy doing other things. But I get the threats every few weeks and they go straight in the bin. I look forward to my court case. If they ever show up.

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'So sorry' Evernote rips up privacy changes

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Give it 3 months

In a few months they'll reintroduce them and nobody will bat an eyelid. Such is the outrage and memory of the common sheep.

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HBO slaps takedown demand on 13-year-old girl's painting because it used 'Winter is coming'

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Re: Common sense required

Hello is a magazine yet I don't hear them kincking up a fuss when a telephone is answered. But time will tell.

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UK's new Snoopers' Charter just passed an encryption backdoor law by the backdoor

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The Plan is revealed

Ever wondered why there was no outcry about Windows 10 spying? Well now you know.

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100k+ petition: MPs must consider debating Snoopers' Charter again

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Mushroom

Sadly I've cone to the conclusion that the only thing that will fix the UK is a war. Just like when the Yanks had enough 200+ years ago. Sadly there are no more empty(ish) spaces to run to so it will be messy. That is what all this spying on the masses is about. Any dissidents will be routed out before their voices are heard.

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Amazon's Netflix-gnasher to hit top gear In December

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Re: Yarrgh

This is something these companies fail to grasp. GT was available for free on torrent sites as soon as it was available. I suppose it makes them feel smug by staggering releases, all the while pushing people to not subscribe and just get it for free. Then they'll complain about piracy. They must know something I don't.

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NASA discovers mysterious super-fast electrons whizzing above Earth

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Re: Amazing there's still things to surprise us

I expect that as we dig deeper and understand more, we will discover new things to blow our minds. It is the way science works. The more you (think) you know the more you don't know. Long may it continue.

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No spin zone: Samsung recalls 3M EXPLODING washing machines

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Re: Worried Samsung owner.

Snap!

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Five-a-day energy drink habit turned chap's eyes yellow, urine dark, caused anorexia

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Re: Far be it from me to throw the first rock

It matters not what you do, when you start to get old your body changes for the worse. That is why companies want to sell you over 50 plans because they know at 50 health issues start to manifest.

I'm not saying drinking Coke is bad, it's just that anything including water in excess is bad for you.

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Dark matter? More like diet matter: Super-light axions may solve universe's mass riddle

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Re: "Topological quantum fluctuations in quantum chromodynamics"

You forgot to say 'rotate the shield harmonics and patch in the secondary EPS conduits'.

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Windows 10 market share stalls after free upgrade offer ends

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Re: As long as Win10 continues to be a piece of spyware...

@ RyokuMas Ahh, the child's logic that A is ok because B is worse. Always used to justify bollocks.

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Boffins coax non-superconductive stuff into dropping the 'non'

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Re: Cause and effect

'Magic' as in unexplained just like a magic trick, the viewer doesn't know how it happens, just that it does. Currently we don't know why superconductivity happens. It just does at given temperatures. Don't be fooled by words. Similar 'magic' happens with entangled particles. That is why it's called 'Spooky'. I'm sure it doesn't involve ghosts or spirits too.

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Alleged ISIS member 'wore USB cufflink and trained terrorists in encryption'

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Big Brother

I once owned a mouse that looked like a car. I solve cryptic crosswords. Is that a crime too? Somebody I know has slippers that look like mice. Please will somebody stop the madness.

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So long Vine, your six seconds of internet fame are over

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what's the point?

Yoof nowadays have a 6 second attention span. The loop looks new every time.

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Vine was fine,

The service withered on the vine... too soon?

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Let's praise Surface, not bury it

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Re: Larger display - appeals to the older generation

Get yourself a pair of glasses as I did. No need to magnify the screen and play hunt the object.

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Belgian court fines Skype for failing to intercept criminals' calls in 2012

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It makes sense now

That is why the spyware is in Windows, to comply with future requests from Belgium.

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Microsoft's Surface Studio desk-slab, Dial knob, Surface Book: We get our claws on new kit

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Track Record

Once again everyone fails to remember. M$ has a proven track record of being the world leaders in 'Abandonware'. I'll give this 18 months before it is discontinued and the fools that bought it will be surprised, yet again. Please remember that this comes with keylogger pre-installed and everything you do on it will be reported back to M$. Open you wallets... idiots. It is SHINNY!!

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I've arrived on Mars. Argggh, my back!

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Re: God particle

@ Chemist Whooooosh!!

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God particle

It is time to put the god particle to use and invent a gravity generator. The same ones used on the Enterprise. That would fix all back problems, may even lead to force fields. Time to patent my ideas...

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LASER RAT FENCE wins €1.7m European Commission funds

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Re: Pulsed agrilaser in the 40W range

I used to have a cat. Sadly the neighbours kept feeding it. It grew fat, got diseased and died. It stopped coming home as it had no need to. If people want to feed a cat they should get their own, not destroy somebody else's pet.

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Asda server glitch leaves customers without online shopping

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Re: ASDA?

Perhaps they don't own the land that is the car park? It's like that round here but it is Sainsbury's you have to pay to park at. Asda is only guilty of not bagging raw chicken so that it contaminates the whole shop. Then you reject it and buy from another retailer.

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Tesla's big news today:
sudo killall -9 Autopilot

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Sony is that you?

No need to hide behind a mask, name Sony for the PS3 feature removal. Tesla look to be take lessons.

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Galaxy Note 7 US flight ban

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Most Wanted

Galaxy Note 7 No1 on the the US most wanted list for acts of terrorism.

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Galaxy Note 7 flameout: 2 in 5 Samsung fans say they'll never buy from the Korean giant again

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Re: Highly Unlikely

Re downvotes: Do people queue for Samsung stuff? I thought it was just an Apple thing.

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Adobe on patch parade to march out 83 bugs

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Re: Just be glad Adobe doesn't build airplanes

Or submarines.

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Samsung to Galaxy Note 7 users: Turn it off. Now

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Re: IPhone7 anyone?

If Sammy wants to get back lost customers, they need to make the next Note like the Notes of old. Include all the things that made the Note a Note. Bring back the removable battery and fatten the thing up so that the battery lasts. Start a new trend, long lasting (days) battery life. Then I might think about giving up my Note 3.

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Majority of underage sexting suspects turn out to be underage too

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WTF?

Lisa Simpson

The Simpsons are not and never have been real but viewing a version of the 2012 Olympic logo could have you convicted as a sex offender. It is stupidity like that that cheapens convictions maybe to a point where being a sex offender will carry the same weight as being convicted for 'criminal' TV viewing.

I'm glad I'm not long for this existence.

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RIP Samsung 'Death Note' 7

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Just repackage the phones as grenades and sell them to the US army. Sorted.

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Y'know that ridiculously expensive Oculus Rift? Yeah, it just got worse

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Re: Fools tax

'Ahh the voice of the self-righteous.'

People who over-pay for stuff always defend the fact that they paid more. Wear your badge with pride, I am glad you are happy with your purchase. Many more will enjoy the same product at a cheaper price. I bet they are all self-righteous. FYI I have no interest in Oculus Rift or similar. I'm just pointing out how things are sold.

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Fools tax

The early adopter tax is in full force. Price the thing high and watch fools rush in to be first to buy. Then drop to price to something sensible. Tried and tested strategy.

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Google says it would have a two-word answer for Feds seeking Yahoo!-style email backdoor

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Please will someone explain what the use is for looking for certain words or phrases in an email?

If I were up to no good and decided to use email to communicate my wrong doings, I would use code words or numbers which have no meaning in themselves. Any one reading them would get news of a picnic or a day out to a museum with my Gran. I would never name my target or give out any real times. Any 'terrorist' would do the same so none of this is justified unless you are an idiot and think you'll find gold at the end of the rainbow.

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Microsoft disbands Band band – and there'll be no version 3

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Re: As I have said a million times

How they are still in business? Idiots can't get it into their heads that M$ creates things, fails to market them then abandons it. Expecting the idiots to buy into the next M$ 'new-thing'. And guess what they do, expecting a different result.

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Avast closes AVG buyout

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Now they are one, Avast! will begin slurping your data like AVG does. Time to look at another offering if that happens.

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Samsung: And for my next trick – exploding WASHING MACHINES

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Re: But..

The best washing machine is a direct drive LG. No belts to replace (common fault on most machines). Mine is going strong 8 years on. It just works silently. It even chimes when it has finished.

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Microsoft paid me $650 to scrub Windows 10 from my grandpa's PC, says man

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Re: Why not just download a simple skin?

What performance? You mean the keylogger spyware and the stealth phoning home? Don't your family care about being spied upon? I'm glad you aren't part of my clan.

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