* Posts by King Jack

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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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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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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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