* Posts by King Jack

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AdBlock Plus, websites draft peace deal so ads can bypass blockade

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Re: "Have a look at www.gotati.com"

"One line comments are useless. 99% of pages I visit are far worse." So because there are worse sites out there, that suddenly makes your site beautiful? Good argument. You can justify anything with that kind of thinking.

PS. I think your site is fit for purpose, but horrible use of colours.

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Re: Is someone under the impression...

@ Gene Cash uBlock Origin has an element blocker too, Just right click on the item you want to block, and chose block element. No need to use the sieve that is Adblock.

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Layoffs! Lawsuits! Losses! ... Yahoo! is! in! an! L! of! a! mess!

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Cool previews

Yahoo bought them, then shut down development and support. Now they are crying that they have to sack people to stay afloat. Why buy something unique, then bin it? I hope Yahoo dies a slow death.

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Microsoft: We’ve taken down the botnets. Europol: Would Sir like a kill switch, too?

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EULA

At what point does Windows 10 present you with a EULA and give you the choice to decline? Windows 10 forces itself on people with choices like 'install now' or 'install later'. They cannot stand behind an un-inforcable EULA and say you gave them permission. Can I use that defence if I rob someone? I asked them for their wallet and 'they' gave it to me. (I was holding a gun at the time). It is illegal to frig with someone's computer without their consent.

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The Day Netflix Blocked My VPN is the world's new most-hated show

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No wininng

Hollywood (lawyers) cry that people downloading are killing the industry. People try their hardest to pay for entertainment. Hollywood's answer: cut off people willing to pay and direct them back to downloads, where the whole file appears in minutes in HD and is yours to keep forever, plays on any device anywhere. When revenues dip they blame piracy. And to those who claim nobody is entitled to watch what they want when they want. The world is one place. Social media has shrunk the world, when something happens it happens everywhere today. People want to talk and be involved. It is no good joining a conversation 6 months late. Geoblocking is doomed to fail. It stopped me buying DVDs in the day and will stop me paying for streaming services. I'll use other means.

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BBC risks wrath of android rights activists with Robot Wars reboot

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Re: Wow

"Good for the BBC and hopefully they will make some more stuff of interest to me to win me back."

It makes no difference to the BBC whether you watch them or not, so long as you pay them they are happy. That's why they specialize in crap antiques, interview, cooking, quizzes with no prize money or impossible to win big. micro-short 'series', shows. They could show the testcard and not lose a penny.

If this is successful they will sell it to Sky (again).

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Here's your Linux-booting PS4, says fail0verflow

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Great News

Anything that give the consumer control of their hardware is fine by me, it should be illegal to lock things up. Sony likes to remove things (look at the PS3) maybe someone will hack a media station and PS3 compatibility on the PS4.

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Microsoft to begin alerting users about suspected government snooping

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Goldfish

The average human has the same memory as a goldfish. They have already forgotten that everything they do on their computers is reported to M$ who will freely give it to anyone they deem deserving of it. So this announcement will work.

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Google probes AVG Chrome widget after 9m users exposed by bugs

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Short Memory

Everyone seems to have forgotten their recent policy of selling user data to third parties. Other free anti-virus do not (yet).

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Password-less database 'open-sources' 191m US voter records on the web

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Re: What's the concern?

@ John H Woods I am with you on your comment but why do single out young women as a special case? In this day of equality, men are entitled to just as much privacy as anyone. The days of women getting special treatment are over.

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Free Wi-Fi for the NHS, promises health secretary Jeremy Hunt

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Totally free

At my local hospital you just jump on to their Wi-Fi and start using it without any login nonsense. I don't know if it is filtered but I had no trouble watching TV on my phone for free rather than paying £5 for half and hour of their rip off tv service.

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Mozilla looses Firefox 43, including Windows 64-bit variant

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Coolpreviews not compatable

Went to update Coolpreviews only to find out that it has been bought by Yahoo! Then shut down for a 'streamlined' service. Why do turd companies buy stuff only to shut it down and offer no replacement?

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Microsoft to OneDrive users: We're sorry, click the magic link to keep your free storage

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Worry not..

M$ will reverse this again at a later date, it's what they do. People have short memories.

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Star Wars Battlefront: Is this the shooter you’re looking for?

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Re: Move along

Or they could just program a single player mode, like they used to do.

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Sneaky Microsoft renamed its data slurper before sticking it back in Windows 10

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Re: Why no outrage over Microsoft spying?

What M$ is doing is a governments wet dream. I'm sure the UK government are happy with this as it will save them time and money in the future as they bring mass spying of the public into law. I just hope that M$ gets hacked and all the slurped data for important people are spaffed everywhere. Then the witch-hunts will begin.

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Why Microsoft yanked its latest Windows 10 update download: It hijacked privacy settings

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"we will restore those settings"

Which means they have already slurped them. Why people install this I will never know. It will take a major security breach to wake people up.

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BT could lawyer up after Sky’s sport channels obligation removed

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Re: <shakes head/> Monoploy

All the fans need do is to un-subscribe for one season. If everyone did that, the prices would fall to a reasonable level overnight. Things only have a given value if you are willing to pay it. Leave Sky and BT high and dry with an overpriced product that they cannot sell. In a fortnight it would be free to air to glean some advertising revenue. All this expensive sport nonsense is brought in by the public willing to suck Sky's teat. But that will never happen cos Man Utd, got to watch mentality.

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Prudish Indian censors cut James Bond Spectre snogging scenes

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...and the piracy rates for torrented (un-censored) films spikes sharply. What ever happen to treating adults like adults?

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Edgy online shoppers face Dyre Christmas as malware mutates

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Re: What kind of mental midgetry ...

So getting things a lot cheaper than local stuff is foolish? If you are in the market for anything you can spread your net further by using the internet. Your choices expand as there is more 'net' stuff that can fit in a local store, also you can catch things on offer that are not local. If you don't own transport, it is easier and cheaper to get groceries delivered. I haven't visited a supermarket in years and would never be able to get my shopping home without it melting. And as I only have two arms I could never carry it without making multiple trips.

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Huawei is the new Nokia: Asian mobe maker sets out its stall

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So where will Huawei be in 2030?

Making implants for the UK citizenship. At least in Cameron's eyes.

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Star Trek to go boldly back onto telly, then beam down in streams

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Re: It will be called>>>>>>>

..and Harry Kim was picked by Voyager from DS9 after Quark tried to swindle him. DS9 and Voyager were not reboots but were just more stories from the Next-Gen universe. Next Gen itself was set in the original's universe as Spock, Scotty and Bones McCoy all appeared on it.

The only reboot was the new films with Pratt and Qunito playing old characters.

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At Microsoft 'unlimited cloud storage' really means one terabyte

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The Plan

Somebody at M$ calculated that slurping everyone's harddrive and keystrokes needs a lot of space. That space is available on Onedrive, hence the claw back.

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Next year's Windows 10 auto-upgrade is MSFT's worst idea since Vista

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Re: The recommended update will still require the user to accept or decline before installing

WTF has what Apple do got to do with this?

I.Q. challenged people justify things as OK because someone else does it too or to a worse degree. So getting mugged and stabbed is good because another mugger would have shot you, so it's all good.

M$ is fine because Apple and Google exist and do something similar.

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How Microsoft will cram Windows 10 even harder down your PC's throat early next year

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Re: Idiots

Just disable Windows update service and clean the crap from the system. There are scripts which will do all the heavy lifting for you. https://github.com/WindowsLies/BlockWindows You know M$ is going to infest the machine so act first and stop them.

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Tried and tested recipe

We all have seen this pattern before. A company does something outrageous, then sits back and watches the outcome. Tests to see if users will really revolt and whether it will get sued. If nothing happens, it repeats it with bells on as it knows it will get away with it. Spotify recently did the same thing with t&Cs, then implemented the changes a few weeks later without alteration after the braying died down. Now it's Microrshit's turn. They 'accidentally' attacked Win 7 machines so now they will do so in force.

Where are the law suits?

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Windows 10 out, users happy, PCs upgraded, my work here is done – says Microsoft OS chief

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Re: Roll out the system and reitre before the odure hits the air moving device...

"The idea behind Windows 10 is sound". Please explain?

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Future civilisations won't know how the universe formed

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Alien

Maybe not

Just because we use a given method to get information, does not mean it is the only way. What if future 'humanoids' have better, different senses like animals enjoy? Wouldn't their devices be based on those or something useless to us with our limited senses. Why do we always assume that every civilization or alien life will mirror us? I'm sure the aliens are laughing at our ingrained stupidity and hubris.

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Amazon Echo: We put Jeff Bezos' always-on microphone-speaker in a Reg family home

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'It's about 30% cheaper to handle email queries than phone.'

Not if you are in a queue on a premium rate number.

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Phone thieves to face harsher penalties for data theft

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More usless laws

Lawmakers have to be seen to do something, so we get crap like this.

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'One Windows' crunch time: Microsoft tempts with glittery new devices

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Kin

You forgot their 'hip yoof' phone the Kin.

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Are Samsung TVs doing a Volkswagen in energy tests? Koreans hit back

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Re: This really depends on what's happening

@wolftone I was with you until you used the childlike argument that X is ok because Y is worse.

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Weird garbled Windows 7 update baffles world – now Microsoft reveals the truth

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Re: As if anyone needed another reason to not use LOSER10

There are are still folk who believe that Win 10 does not spy them. Despite M$ declaring to the world that it does. I don't know if they are genuine or M$ shills.

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Re: 'Rogue Patch'...

So the spying part is fine... just get rid of the tiles? um, OK.

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Adblock farms out acceptable ad policy to independent reviewer

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Re: Methinks...

'..but hey, nothing's perfect, and it's FREE man!'

You sir have summed up the mentality of sheeple brilliantly. I heard the same defence used for Windows 10 use.

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uBlock Origin

I switched to uBlock Origin when I heard that Ablock started to sell out. You can even use adblock lists in it.

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Tesla X unfolds its Falcon wings, stumbles belatedly into the light

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But when it's raining...

When the heavens open your seats will get wet very fast and you will curse those gull-wings.

They look flash but are not used for good reason.

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AVG to flog your web browsing, search history from mid-October

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Re: We wont pay for data slurping pesterware

Avast! Just run it in Gaming mode = zero pup-ups.

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Re: If they want money from us....

Paying someone NOT to do something is extortion. Just like the' protection' rackets of olde.

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Brown kid with Arab name arrested for bringing home-made clock to school

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Re: 2 things have caused this...

You forgot one detail. The wires have to be curly or it is not a bomb.

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DMCA takedown bots must respect 'fair use' of copyright – US appeals court

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Retarded logic

Somebody makes a game pays the 'rights holder' money to use their music in it. A gamer posts segments of the game on Youtube but has to silence the sound track, thereby negating any chance of somebody hearing the music and purchasing it. This is one of the reasons I stopped buying music. The Internet is full of free radio stations. The sooner copyright abuse dies the better.

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Popcorn time at Popcorn Time: More vid slurpers hauled into court

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Re: What are they trying to do

Only one crowbar? I have a wardrobe full of coat hangers. What 'am a gonna do?

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US mulls unprecedented Chinese sanctions in wake of hacks – report

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All super powers fall. History predicts that. Let's hope this one is televised.

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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

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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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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