* Posts by King Jack

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Plusnet outage leaves customers unable to stream Netflix. Horrors!

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They are communicating fine...

I left them at the end of August. They keep sending me emails and letters asking that I pay them money for my service (Sept). The last email informed me that they were restricting my service. That is a neat trick as I'm with another provider. Plusnet = shambles.

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Forgive me, father, for I have used an ad-blocker on news websites...

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Re: Tide Times UK

Same story here. next-episode.net a Tv listing site started changing the code to defeat adblockers. He was even proud that he was destroying the functionality of his site. He drove me into the arms of a different tv site where they just give out the information without the nags. I thank him.

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Windows 10 backlash: Which? demands compo for forced upgrades

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Two faced Which?

Isn't this the same company punting guides to plebs on how to use Win 10 and the cloud? They endorse it on one hand then attack with the other.

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World+dog to get retro classic Commodore 64 for Christmas

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Re: I was a Commodore Junky

Commodore Show in Hammersmith. I remember it well. I got the High Score on Super Pipeline two days in a row. The prize each day was a copy of Commodore Tennis. The bastards only sent me one copy. I too have no interest in this but it was fun whilst it was the machine to own.

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Samsung wants your exploding Galaxy Note 7. Have a new one instead

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Re: They deserve it.

Then the cheapskate wouldn't have a leg to stand on. The battery was sealed because the iPod had a sealed case. Also it makes the phone impossible to truly switch off (gov spying approved) and the phone needs to be binned in a few years when then battery fades. So built in obsolescence. I think Samsung were the ones using cheap batteries.

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They deserve it.

Imagine if Samsung had stayed true to the original Note ethos? S-pen, large screen and removable battery. This issue would not be a problem. But no, let's follow brain dead design and seal the battery in. I really hope it brings them to their knees and makes them re-think design of future products. "Pass the marshmallows..."

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Fanbois iVaporate: Smallest Apple iPhone queues ever

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What posses people to queue for an electronic device?

Stupidity.

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Star Trek: Discovery delayed

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Do the job right

Place it 100+ years after Voyager, Put it on broadcast TV, Stop trying to shock by casting gay characters for effect. Or just cancel it now before it becomes the most pirated show in US history.

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Google's become an obsessive stalker and you can't get a restraining order

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Re: Do people care?

If it went to court they would have to prove it was you and your car. If you just deny it you will win. They would have to produce solid evidence (probably a clear photo of you, not your car.) I know this because I fought a red light ticket and won. I didn't have to prove it wasn't me I just denied it. They had no evidence just an accusation.

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The next Bond – Basildon or Bass-Ass? YOU decide

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Milk Tray Man

I thought the milk tray man was George Lazenby?

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Petulant Facebook claims it can't tell the difference between child abuse and war photography

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The Blurred Generation

Every fleeting picture of any child on TV now have their faces blurred out. I wondered a few years back if this generation would know what children looked like in the past. How is this censorship protecting anyone? Children grow up and look different so the censorship makes no sense. But if any one speaks out against it they must be a paedophile.

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Florida Man's prized jeep cremated by exploding Samsung Galaxy Note 7

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He should have removed the battery...

Oh, wait...

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Plusnet broadband outage: Customers fume as TITSUP* continues

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Just Jumped ship

Just moved away from Plusnet after being with them for over 3 years. Never had any real problems with them. Apart from the lies that their customer service seem to spout instead of being honest. I can take outages but I cannot tolerate lies. Glad I've moved on.

PS Still getting emails from them about my bounced payments even though I am no longer with them.

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Hollywood offers Daniel Craig $150m to (slash wrists) play James Bond

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Let him go

I wish I lived in a world where I could refuse $150 million. Actors get paid way too much.

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Want a Windows 10 update? Don't go to Microsoft ... please

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Re: This is genius from Microsoft!

Only for the fools who installed Win10. You knew the deal yet you still installed it. Enjoy.

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UK IT consultant subject to insane sex ban order mounts legal challenge

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Re: "He was found not guilty, therefore he is innocent"

Double Jeopardy is scrapped in the UK. Now you can be tried repeatedly if new evidence comes to light. I think it was when DNA evidence became a thing but I'm not sure. I do remember Blair announcing it.

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Oculus Rift will reach UK in September – and will cost more than two PS4s

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Re: £549 for a pair of small LED screens and some lenses??

This is priced to get mindless idiots to part with money, so that they can brag to their mates. 2 months later the price will be slashed so that more sensible early birds can feel smug about not being taken in. 3 months later the real price will be revealed. If it is any good it will live otherwise it will will gather dust in a cupboard just like other failed money grabbing gimmicks.

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Business users force Microsoft to back off Windows 10 PC kill plan

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Re: Windows Beta

You generally like being spied upon 24/7? You like malware? I cannot believe you are genuine.

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Microbes that laugh at antibiotics: UK sinks £4.5m into China-Brit kill team

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Re: "Antibiotics are no longer routinely given ..."

@ FredTheBaddy

"..surgery couldn't do something as basic as a urine test." Now that is what's called "taking the piss"

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Vodafone bins line rental charges as it moves onto TalkTalk's turf

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Re: So not really binned then

The Plusnet 76Mb costs £36.98 per month inc line rental. £37.98 after sept 1.

The Vodaphone 76Mb costs £28 per month inc line rental (there is no line rental).

Looks like they really have binned line rental unless they overcharge on modem delivery and 'activation'. Site says its £49 one off.

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London's Met Police has missed the Windows XP escape deadline

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Re: Windows 8.1 is NOT an upgrade...

Windows 10 is spyware. Do you really want plod to give details of people, crimes, etc to M$? Remember every keystroke and search is logged and sent back home.

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Linux 4.8 rc1 lands, with Surface 3 support promised!

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Re: Keep on hacking

@bob Hilarious, had not seen that vid before.

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BBC detector vans are back to spy on your home Wi-Fi – if you can believe it

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Re: Pay up and stop moaning you tight bastards

Why do fans of the BBC extortion racket always throw in the radio stations? A TV licence is not needed for the radio, you may as well say the licence includes sunshine as an added bonus. Many free thinking people hate being forced to do things, They hate the threats which is all part and parcel of the licence fee. Why don't you and your mates who are happy to pay, pay double? I mean according to you it is worth every penny. Throw in an Xmas bonus too, why not?

Have you asked yourself why no other organisation is funded like the BBC? The answer is it would be illegal. Forcing people to pay you while they use another service, sending threats through the mail. If I set up a company I'd kill to have every household in the UK paying me whether they use me or not. And no, Hospitals and libraries are needed. Nobody 'needs' a TV channel.

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Re: Rights

@Jason Bloomberg you are correct. Relations of mine just moved into their new home and had the TV on when they received a knock at the door. It was the licence enforcers and they saw the TV running. They then prepared some paperwork for them to sign. When they read it, it was a confession of guilt so they refused to incriminate themselves by signing it. Without your confession they have no case just their word against yours. They never got summoned to court. In fact nothing happened.

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Re: Why not just encrypt the BBC & C4?

You are missing the point. If the BBC did that, revenues would go down as most people would just not bother with BBC offerings. Forcing everyone to give you money is more money in your pocket. BBC bosses know that and the extortion model will remain as long as people are willing to defend it and go along with it.

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Breaking 350 million: What's next for Windows 10?

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Re: What's next for Windows 10?

Ads, ads, ads and spam. Get it right.

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Windows 10: Happy with Anniversary Update?

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Re: Use a firewall to block Cortana

You forget Win10 has a keylogger so everything you search for will still go to M$ no matter what you do.

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BBC will ‘retain your viewing history’

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Re: How intrusive!

Click (the video program) was first an iPlayer exclusive, then went on to be hidden away on BBC news (where nobody knew it was on). Click is like a modern Tomorrow's world but rather than make it available to the masses (BBC1 or BBC2) they hide it away thereby wasting tax payer's money. They send a full staff and crew on jollies all around globe. If the BBC had to earn a living they would make sure this program was publicized and as many people watched as possible. But because of the unique way they are funded (extortion) it doesn't affect the bottomless pit. So the presenters become rich on your dime with next to zero viewers.

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Re: The real goal is..

No, I'm not saying that. Here is an example. I watched the reboot of robot wars and what I saw was something that looked more like a documentary rather than a fast paced robot fighting competition. The robot wars I remember was all about the fighting, now we get half the program full of boring interviews by the 'egg man' who is ill suited to host this kind of program. I'm sure Dara is a multi-millionaire now as he hosts so many programs. How is this value for money? It is not entertaining and anybody could have done a better job than the BBC. For contrast watch Battlebots from the USA to see what robot wars is really about. If the BBC sought to entertain they would have just bought the series from the US and saved money. But no, The bottomless pit kicks in and we get home made shit.

FYI I don't subscribe to SKY as the 'monkey man' is even worse than the BBC and like I said I will not be exhorted by anyone.

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The real goal is..

Seeing as more and more people are not buying into the BBC extortion that is the license fee. They are slowing moving towards saying, "Look at all the people who use us online, they should pay." Then they will move to have the TV tax include all telephone and broadband users. That way the bottomless pit of money will be secured for generations to come. I myself will go to prison before I submit to extortion. If the BBC want money then make good programs that everyone wants to watch. Not the usual gardening, nature watch, antiques, cooking, dancing, Eastender crap. I know they can do it but it doesn't affect their bottom line whatever they do, so they don't bother. I wish I could run a company funded the same way the BBC is. But there are laws against it.

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Retarded Argument

Please will you stop using the childish excuse that X is fine because Y and Z are worse. What point are you trying to make?

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Ofcom should push for fibre – Ex BT CTO

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Thanks for refreshing General Jumbo.

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Star Trek Beyond: An unwatchable steaming pile of tribble dung

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Re: Blame It On A Transporter Malfunction

Latinum is a silver liquid that is complex and cannot be replicated. It is pressed into gold strips/bars, etc to contain it and make it easier to handle. The gold part is just a container and is worthless in the Star Trek universe.

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UK's climate change dept abolished, but 'smart meters and all our policies strong as ever'

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Re: Consumer benefits are not falling!

@ Missing Semicolon

"the ability to have the tariff updated OTA as the wholesale price changes". You mean the same way petrol prices fall at the pumps weeks or months after the price of oil falls. Believe me the price will fluctuate one way only; Up, making them massive profits.

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Re: Consumer benefits are not falling!

I bet you can make greater savings than 'free energy' just by switching to a cheaper supplier. I am saddened to see the 'Free Energy' bullshit has worked on the gullible. BG is the most expensive energy you can buy. No wonder they can afford to give it away.

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Ad blockers responsible for rise in upfront TV ad sales, claims report

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Anyone know..

Why does ITV insist on ruining every film they show by inserting another program half way through? It was bad enough when they stopped a film to show the news in the old days but now they aren't forced to do that they stick some crap in there to drive viewers away. Somebody there need firing.

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Re: Easy way to avoid TV ads

Even easier is to just record programs. My DVR strips out all adverts automatically, not by design but by hacked firmware. It is a rare occasion that one slips through. Most of my TV watching is done via downloads, where some kind person strips out all the ads for me. So Admen are free to put in as many ads as they like.

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You really do want to use biometrics for payments, beam banks

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Re: new Visa-sponsored survey

"Visa can go finger themselves.."

That's the whole point.

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US drug squads told to get a warrant before tracking mobile phones

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CSI Cyber

That program has now thankfully been canned for good. The CSI franchise is dead.

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You can buy Windows 10 Enterprise E3 access for the price of a coffee

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Let the Slurp defenders begin..

I cannot wait to read their take on this one. "It's great value, it's really cheap, What subscription?"

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Physicists confirm X(4140)

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DS9

It was a parallel universe but not an anti-universe. Kira spent time in the company of her double with no explosive effects.

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New DNA 'hard drive' could keep files intact for millions of years

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Dig up the Past

They should dig up dead musicians and see if they really have' music in their DNA'.

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Avast woos AVG shareholders with $1.3bn buyout offer

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Avast! (stop)

If avast! turns to shit, there are still plenty of free alternates out there.

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Australia's ABC suspends presenter over 'Wi-Fi is dangerous' claims

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WibbleMe

I've got a sibling that believes random crap on the internet too. He has an IQ of about 40. The moon landings were faked and the planet Nibiru is going to kill us all in 2012. Yes, 2012. I'll give him your number.

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Paper wasps that lie to their mates get a right kicking, research finds

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Re: Killing wasps...

Wasps look dangerous but are pussys. An ant bite hurts way more. They look hard but are harmless and don't deserve death. I don't know why people are afraid of them. I'll take wasps over flies any day.

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No means no: Windows 10 nagware's red X will stop update – Microsoft

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Re: Gun, meet foot

It is not just about numbers looking good. M$ wants windows 10 everywhere to make their wet dream of spying on everyone a reality. They even advertise a 'crime free' future with windows 10 with the ability to shutdown 'criminals' before they commit crimes. They will only accomplish this miracle if everyone runs the spyware that is windows 10. That is why there is a push for domination.

I really hope that M$ get fined VW style, where they have to pay for new kit for everyone they have wronged. We can only live in hope.

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'I urge everyone to fight back' – woman wins $10k from Microsoft over Windows 10 misery

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Re: Thing is...

If a Ford mechanic came round and 'upgraded' her Fiesta's engine behind her back and it knocked then who would you call? You muppet. M$ broke her property without invitation. I guess she should have called the police.

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WTF?

Another M$ shill

"And in any case, since when has it been good business practice to run a business reliant solely on one PC with no backups! If I'd have been MS, Id have told this lady where to stick her complaints!!"

The way she runs her business is not in question, so could run it any way she wanted. That part is under her control. If it sinks her then that is lesson she learns. Having your computer hacked to bits by an outside company with no benefit to her is not her fault. Millions have tried and failed to say no to M$, but they just refuse to listen. I hope M$ goes bankrupt or is bounced back to a small firm because of this. Bring on the lawsuits!!

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IT consultant gets 4 years' porridge for tax fraud

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Re: Trekkie alert!

Have an upvote for boldly going down that path

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Time to re-file your patents and trademarks, Britain

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Re: And so it starts.

That's a few new jobs created then.

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