* Posts by King Jack

360 posts • joined 20 Jul 2009

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Windows 10 now on 75 million devices, says Microsoft

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Next Year...

We have the Olympics to look forward to and now we have the 'other shoe' dropping as well.

I can't wait to learn the true value of 'free upgrade'.

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Spotify climbs down on new terms and conditions

King Jack

An old but well used trick

'I thought the benefit of premium was that it didn't have this sort of marketing tie in'

SKY tv have a subscription and has been advertising to it's customers for years. Looks like someone a Spotify noticed that the average person is thick and decided it want in on the action too.

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Spotify now officially even worse than the NSA

King Jack

Re: Xbox Music

Windows 10 hoovers up all your data, so no privacy there. I'd guess other windows hardware will do similar.

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Boffins raise five-week-old fetal human brain in the lab for experimentation

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Holmes

Re: This is just wrong

People always squirm at medical breakthroughs, until it starts to save lives. All those who think it is wrong should carry cards saying that they refuse medical help if involved in an accident. I'm sure the techniques and medicines were tested on living tissue at some point. They are not killing or harming anyone and knowledge will further medical science. No wonder we had the dark ages.

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Japan's 'White Stork' soars heavenwards to ISS

King Jack
Joke

Wasted Opportunity

I really wish that they would send the waste from the space station into deep space. That way we'll get a visit from aliens about our littering. Much better than listening for radio signals.

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Amazon UK conditions 'exhausting', claims union

King Jack
Facepalm

So they fail and you reward them by extending your Prime membership? That will teach 'em.

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You CAN'T jail online pirates for 10 years, legal eagles tell UK govt

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Everyone is guilty

Because it is illegal to rip cds and put dvds on a harddrive, everyone is guilty of copyright infringement and liable for 10 years inside. I welcome it as I have no pension. I will need a roof over my head and 3 squares. It will be cheaper than living in an old person's home. I thank the government for its forward thinking. I'll be turning myself in for 'punishment' on retirement.

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Microsoft replaces Windows 10 patch update, isn't saying why

King Jack

Re: Am I particularly unobservant...?

https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement/default.aspx

From Microsoft's own mouth. Dated July 2015. Read it and weep.

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ANIMALS being CUT UP to make Apple Watch straps

King Jack

It would be a real story if the animals weren't cut up but used whole.

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PALE BACKSIDE of lovely Luna flits past in imagery from 1 MILLION miles out

King Jack

Mind blown

How does that craft maintain its velocity around the sun to keep it close to the earth? There is so much that can go wrong but still it works and send pictures back. I just can't begin to think about what it takes to put something like that out there. The skills and tech blows me away.

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Hacking Team brewed potent iOS poison for non-jailbroken iThings

King Jack
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Re: WTF?...

The garden of Eden. The snake, the tree and the Apple device.

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UK's first 'DIY DAB' multiplex goes live in Brighton

King Jack

Re: Was the picture necessary?

A picture of girls on a beach makes women uncomfortable? Really? I think you need to lie down on leather couch and talk to someone.

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What can't sell Galaxy S6s and keeps going down on you? Samsung and its profits

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Well Duh?

I have a Note 3 with microSD and removable battery, why would I downgrade to an S6 without the features I value?

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UK.gov wants to stop teenagers looking at tits online. No, really

King Jack

Stupid Fight

Has anyone ever been harmed by looking at the opposite sex? Last time I checked it was engrained into us to become interested in sex at puberty. How is picking a fight with biology ever going to be won? Why not educate children to not be afraid of penises, tits and vaginas or is that too difficult. I think all this censorship is to spare adult's blushes not the children's.

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Galactic BIRTH: ALMA peers THIRTEEN BEELLLION years into Dawn of Time Itself

King Jack

Re: This is maddening

The Big Bang happened everywhere.

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Marshall wants to turn your phone UP TO ELEVEN

King Jack

Re: Especially as the amp's main benefit to humans is distortion

@ Sir Sham Cad you obviously don't play electric guitar. Marshall has built its empire on building amps that distort. A guitar amp that acts like a hi-fi amp and dosen't distort will sound shite. Tube screamer pedals and the like overdrive the amp to produce even more distortion. If you have a good valve amp you don't need any distortion pedals.

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Time for a brutal TELLY-OFF: Android TV versus Firefox OS

King Jack

Re: The thing to remember about Smart TVs...

Half and hour surely and you just hit it to fix the faulty valve. Then when you finally switch off the screen should show a white dot for 5 minutes. It should also double as a space heater. That is a proper REAL telly.

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BT issues formal whinge to Ofcom over Sky dominance in pay telly

King Jack

Re: Working or Broken?

Just forbid any one group having exclusive rights to anything. Then real competition would ignite.

Just look at the mess that the new music streaming services are entering into. Instead of offering everything, the customer has to subscribe to all to hear everything regardless of the price of each service. Services should be like supermarkets you can get everything from everywhere. If one upsets you, you just shop elsewhere. With Sky and co. you have no choice but abstinence.

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LOGITECH - TECH = 'LOGI' ... that's non-Logitech tech, is it?

King Jack

Re: Logey?

A logey is when you hack up phlegm from the back of your throat and spit it out. You get more points the greener it is.

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Office 365 prices 'to rise by up to 13 per cent'

King Jack

Rental

This is what happens when you rent things.

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Firefox 39 bites four critical bugs

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Re: eBay?

It is possible to log into ebay, Something is wrong with your setup. Constant crashing on Youtube playback is what has driven me to opera for video watching. If Opera wasn't sh shit I would switch to it as my main browser. But give it time and FF with roll out the red carpet to encourage change.

I don't understand companys that get big by giving the public what they want, suddenly changing tack and insisting on putting out crap that loses them market share. Roll on FF40...

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UK TV is getting worse as younglings shun the BBC et al, says Ofcom

King Jack

Re: I watch almost no TV

@ James

I'm calling you out. You'd pay more? How about you pay for my licence to prove your point?

On second thoughts don't bother, I enjoy the exercise I get from ripping up the extortion demands.

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Apple pulls Civil War games in Confederate flag takedown

King Jack
Trollface

Why the surprise?

Americans have been rewriting history since forever. Just watch any Hollywood 'factual' movie.

Remember folks, they was no yesterday and there is no tomorrow, only today.

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Limited edition Iron Man S6 sells for $91,000 thanks to ... serial number

King Jack
WTF?

Sell by date

Don't phones become obsolete in around 18 months? When the network G version changes what then? When you need more memory or an OS update in the future? Some people have the intelligence of a dead spider. Why? Because it's got 8 legs so it's worth emulating.

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Amazon sighs, may slip hands into trousers to pay some UK corp tax

King Jack
Trollface

Prime

Now we know why they are pushing Prime so hard.

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Microsoft: Free Windows 10 for THIEVES and PIRATES? They can GET STUFFED

King Jack
FAIL

MS M.o.

This is the new MS M.o. They say one thing, let it stew then come out with something different. In the real world we call it lying. When the Xbone was coming we were told that you had to sell your soul to make it work. etc. All this was back-tracked as people didn't go with it. This is just more of the same 'marketing'. You tell the world you are giving them an amnesty and Win 10 will be free. Let is stew, then tell the truth and expect people to still trust you.

I'll just wait for a cracked copy if I can be arsed to try out Win 10. I gave vista a miss and win 8 / metro. When the lies stop and the truth is know, i'll make a decision. but I will never use a rented OS.

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Lightbulbs of the future will come with wireless extenders and speakers

King Jack

Re: a light switch that cuts all power to the light...

Dimmer switches do not cut the power to the light bulb. It just lowers the power to a point that the light cannot shine. The light bulb is always 'on'. But having tinny tiny mono speakers in a bulb does not interest me at all. I've got two ears and quite like bass.

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Look out, law abiding folk: UK’s Counter-Extremism Bill slithers into view

King Jack
Devil

Re: @King Jack I'm light heartedly pointing out how stupid this new law will be.

So now you are a (bad) mind reader with no sense of humour.

If you want to believe in a sky fairy that is up to you. I don't agree with brainwashing (religion) but everyone's life is their own and they should be free to believe in crap if they want to. I'm off to worship the chocolate teapot orbiting mercury whilst I'm still allowed to do so. Care to join me?

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King Jack
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Re: If so I'm all for it.

Whooosh!! Note the big brother icon on my original post.

@sabroni

I'm light heartedly pointing out how stupid this new law will be. It can be used to legalise or criminalise anything they want. If anyone disagrees with them and speaks out about it, then they are extremists and must be jailed. Only a Hitler supporter would agree to this 'law'. Only a war will get rid of it, like last time.

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King Jack
Big Brother

'Powers to close premises where extremists seek to influence others'

Does that mean all churches will be closed down? If so I'm all for it.

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Blocking pirate sites doesn't weaken pirates say Euroboffins

King Jack
Childcatcher

Re: @h4rm0ny

Surely the message here to all media providers is that the people who no longer buy infected stuff are protesting. If they were to pirate then buy, those idiots in charge would never get the message. Why insist that people watch adverts on a film they purchase? Why must they control everything even after you have paid your money. I never watch film trailers as they spoil the movie for me, so I will never buy a DVD or Blu ray. But by all means block all the sites, I'll still never buy the official product.

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That DRM support in Firefox you never asked for? It's here

King Jack
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Re: Barriers to purchase

Even if things were dirt cheap they would still contain crap. For example a DVD where you cannot skip trailers and you are called the thief and threatened by the FBI for buying it. A rip is better, all you get is the movie you want and nothing else. So piracy will always exist as it provides a better end product.

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Chill, luvvies. The ‘unsustainable’ BBC Telly Tax stays – for now

King Jack

If I ran a company that every household in the UK had to pay for whether they used a competing firm or not, I'd be 'good value for money' too. I'd also be a millionaire. I'd' be a billionaire once they started putting people in jail for non payment. Sounds fair to me.

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Fox gives Minority Report the nod – precog goes primetime on tellybox

King Jack

Re: How Machiavellian/Murdochian.

Terra Nova by Steven Spielberg was binned after one series 13 episodes. Billed as the most expensive TV series ever. Fox at it's finest. The track record of Pox TV execs is there for all to see. They specialise in destroying sci-fi. God knows how they ever turn a profit.

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King Jack

Re: Quick! I have to stop the terrible thing that... might not happen!

This show is not about that. Pre-crime is dead. (soon coming to the UK) This is about one of the telepaths making his way after getting freed from the bath tub.

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King Jack
Unhappy

Fox will cancel it mid-flow

I just got a wooden ball carved with the note that Fox will murder the show, no matter how good it is.

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Nothing BEATS a good anti-trust investigation, eh, Apple?

King Jack

Digital Downloads

Is there another kind of download that is not digital? Just say 'downloads'.

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Plod wants your PC? Brick it with a USB stick BEFORE they probe it

King Jack

Re: Automatic bricking...

"they'll start asking if you have any security features that'll destroy data", "You have the right to remain silent." Yeah, right.

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Apple Watch fanbois suffer PAINFUL RASH after sweaty wristjob action

King Jack

Re: wrist rashes....

Jonathan Ross, is that you? What are these washes you speak of?

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Age guessing with Microsoft is FUN! Now give us your metadata

King Jack
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Old Fairground Attraction (Scam)

When I were a lad and went the fair there was booth where you paid someone to guess your age. If they got it right you got some money back. If not you lose your cash. This is the modern version and folk still fall for it.

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Who thinks Microsoft Edge SUCKS? Erm, Microsoft

King Jack
Joke

Re: Hatters Will Hate!

'Brown' Hatters do something entirely different.

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Apple to devs: Watch out, don't make the Watch into a, well, a watch

King Jack

Re: Well, well, well, well...

"---No you couldn't, he's by now spinning way too fast in his grave to make a reliable timepiece."

Just use him as a quartz crystal and calculate the time from that.

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Apple Watch HATES tattoos: Inky pink sinks rinky-dink sensor

King Jack
Facepalm

The man is at fault...

He was wearing it wrong. (Sorry it had to be said).

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The Apple Watch: THROBBING STRAP-ON with a knurled knob

King Jack

Re: You have an

I have an edifice watch by Casio and it keeps great time via the radio atomic time signal. It also recharges itself via light, even by fluorescent tubes. Never needs adjusting. Just wear it and look at it for the correct to the second time. When full the battery will last for 8 months in total darkness by stopping all hand movement and time checks. It spring back to life when it sees the light. The future is now.

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New antenna supports all three wireless charging standards

King Jack

Re: Next up...

The name was Professor Pat Pending. But yeah I'd like to see a patent icon too.

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Yahoo! sees! profit! and! shares! fall! as! earnings! missed! - save! us! Japan!

King Jack
Trollface

They need a new logo

They need to revamp the logo. This time they should set the pitch of the exclamation mark to 18 degrees. 17 just doesn't bring in the punters.

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Ad-blocking is LEGAL: German court says Ja to browser filters

King Jack

I use AdBlock Plus mainly for the ability to hide elements of pages

uBlock does element blocking too and has no pay-to-bypass lists.

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Conservative manifesto: 5G, 'near universal' broadband and free mobes for PC Dixon

King Jack

Connected Britain

They only want to connect people to spy on them. Why would anyone vote for that?

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US govt bans Intel from selling chips to China's supercomputer boffins

King Jack
Pint

'Merica destroying itself from within

Can't wait for the Chinese to make their own processors and for them to become the dominant force in the market. Intel can then thank Uncle Sam for destroying their business.

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Light the torches! NSA's BFF Senator Feinstein calls for e-book burning

King Jack
Flame

It never stops at one book

Let's imagine that this book was the worst thing a man ever created and really needs to disappear. It gets evaporated and everyone is happy. Because the president set, it's time to ban another few books just to be safe. In a few months the list now includes 100s. This is a slippery slope that will get abused. Look what happened to the Pirate bay in the UK. The list now contains 100s of sites and has achieved nothing.

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