* Posts by King Jack

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'Leave EU means...' WHAT?! Britons ask Google after results declared

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Seriously...

Some twat called Adam (BBC News) voted to leave but was shocked that the PM resigned and we are on the way out of the EU. He somehow thought his vote would not count. Why give adult decisions to idiots like him who don't understand how voting works?

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Late night smartphone use makes women go blind

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If I close both eyes I go blind. Where is my grant money? I discovered the cure.

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Tim Peake to return to Earth after six months floating around in space

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Re: 09:00 GMT

I depends on where you are on earth, so not necessarily.

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Your new Android Smartwatch? Dead!

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Milking Cows

"I dont understand why the big makers have gone down the root they have with smartwatches.."

There is more money in making idiots buy the same thing over and over again. The real mystery is why the masses have not cottoned on yet?

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In obesity fight, UK’s heavy-handed soda tax beats US' watered-down warning

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Sugar does not cause Diabetes

Please can all stop spreading the the myth that eating sugar causes Diabetes, it does not. Getting fat and being over weight cause the disease. As does lack of exercise.

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Microsoft offers Surface-as-a-Service from its own stores

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Pay Forever

The fog lifts and M$ tick model is revealed. You own nothing and pay forever.

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Boffins send encrypted quantum messages to spaaaace – and back

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Re: Curious question...

To answer your questions. I believe the range is infinite as far as we know. If one state is read it alters it's partner immediately. I may be wrong as I'm not into Quantum Mechanics.

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Why does an Android keyboard need to see your camera and log files – and why does it phone home to China?

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Re: F-Droid only if you can

@ bazza

Please can we stop using that stupid argument to justify things. Something is NOT fine because somebody else is doing it.

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Even in remotest Africa, Windows 10 nagware ruins your day: Update burns satellite link cash

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Re: I've lost important data

Just ask M$ for a copy, I'm sure they have already slurped it.

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'UnaPhone' promises Android privacy by binning Google Play

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Re: "scrubs out and falsifies information that [..] would allow carriers to identify the handset"

If you scrub something out, why would you then need to falsify it? If it's gone, it's gone.

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Smartwatches: I hate to say ‘I told you so’. But I told you so.

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Re: There is *something* somewhere ...

If this device powered itself forever from light and adjusted itself to an atomic time signal, so it really was just wear it and forget it. If only some company made such a device... (looks at own wrist).

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'Windows 10 nagware: You can't click X. Make a date OR ELSE'

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Microsoft warns of worm ransomware, finds fix in Windows 10 upgrade

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Scum

Just when I thought they could not sink any lower. Well they said they weren't finished with cranking it up.

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EU bureaucrats claim credit for making 'illegal online hate speech' even more illegal

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Reset the world

My humanities teacher at school said wars were good. When asked why, he said the governments of the world need resetting periodically and civil war was the only way to do it. Mankind will drown in this bullshit soon. Nobody will open their mouths for fear of upsetting someone.

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Microsoft wants to fling money at startups. Don't all rush at once

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Re: Paraphrasing slightly...

"but someone out there has some great ideas and we want a piece of them"

Then when we've destroyed them and given them lots of cash not to proceed, it's back to business as usual. Roll up, roll up.... we need to ruin more tech.

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Helium... No. Do you think this is some kind of game? Toshiba intros 8TB desktop drive

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Longevity

How long do these last? The helium will escape and if they rely on helium to function, then will they break at that time. Or am I missing something.

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North Korea clones Facebook, forgot to change default creds

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Government that already spies on citizens

Can you name a government that does not spy on its citizens?

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The Windows Phone story: From hope to dusty abandonware

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Re: Track Record

"What is running on the Xbox? Windows 10, so I'll never buy one."

"I'm a bit perplexed since the operating system is in the background and AFAIK users are not exposed to it. Does the Xbox work poorly because it is running Windows 10?"

Attach an Xbox to your network and it will trawl it, reporting everything you have on your network to M$. That is what Windows 10 primary purpose is. It is how M$ in the future will police the web. They are already making noises about stamping out pi(v)racy. How will they know what you have? By using Windows 10. Next year you'll be reading all about it as Windows 10 starts disabling stuff M$ don't like. So not in my house.

I didn't count keyboards as they are dumb units, just an array of switches. So yes microsoft make good expensive keyboards. Not worth the extra cash over Logitech one.

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Re: Shame

@ Stoneshop

I'm more inclined to say that Betamax lost because there were few films in the video rental shops. There was a huge amount of stuff for VHS but nothing for other formats. My mother armed with that knowledge went out and bought a Betamax machine. When asked why, she said the man in the shop told her to. Another reason for Betamax failure was the funny tape lengths used. You could never fill the tapes up. I guess that was a ploy to sell more tapes. What it did was piss off families and made them move on to VHS.

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Track Record

Microsoft has a well worn track record of abandoning hardware. They make a fanfare of how good the new <device of the minute> is, then go to extraordinary lengths to destroy it. The Zune was meant to kill the iPod but the fools only sold it in 'merica so nobody had the chance of buying the thing. (I count my blessings). The only hardware that seems to have a heartbeat is the Xbox. Even that is being outsold 2-1 by Sony's PS4. What is running on the Xbox? Windows 10, so I'll never buy one. M$ is just a toxic company who despite their own efforts to commit suicide are still running. Maybe it's because people don't have working memories.

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Microsoft won't back down from Windows 10 nagware 'trick'

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N.W.O.

Sadly nothing will happen to Microsoft over this. Governments want them to infect as many computers as possible for the new world order of spying to get a real foot hold. That is why there are no law suits.

This is blatant computer misuse but strangely the enforcers remain silent.

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Gillian Anderson: The next James Jane Bond?

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Salt

Rather than mess with Bond, why don't Hollywood just make another Salt film starring Angelina Jolie?

All this rebooting is getting on my nerves. Just write something new for god's sake.

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Bold stance: Microsoft says terrorism is bad

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Ministry of Peace

So researching terrorist groups to find out what they are mad about is not allowed? Once someone or thing is branded by whoever means we only get to hear one side of the story. This is indeed the Ministry of Peace.

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Google asks the public to name the forthcoming Android N operating system

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Re: Diabetes

Eating sugar does not give you diabetes.

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Magnetic memory boffins unveil six-state storage design

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My brain hurts

After reading the above, I need to lie down a while to try to digest this.

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SHOCK: GM crops are good for you and the planet, reckon boffins

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Re: Gene escape

Did you know the humble orange carrot is a human creation? The Dutch wanted a national vegetable so they made carrots orange (which is unnatural), they used to be purple. Nobody cares now and generations have grown up thinking carrots are naturally orange. People eat them daily with no ill effects. GM crops are the same thing but done with science in a lab. I welcome GM crops. So long as they aren't used to copyright strains that need licences to grow them. Mushroom icon because...

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Iraq shuts down internet to prevent exam cheating. The country's entire internet

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Theresa May

She'll never shut down the Interwebs. She needs it to spy on everyone and their dog.

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Politician claims porn tabs a malware experiment, then finds God

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Man Up

Just grow a pair and admit it. Who knows you could get a few more votes for being honest.

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Queen’s Speech: Digital Bill to tackle radicalisation, pirates

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make big money and then fold like a phoenix to avoid paying fines.

Have and upvote for the folding phoenix. Made me laugh.

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Handing out undeserved sentences for minor 'crimes' has a defeating effect on being a criminal. I was at an interview many years ago where a woman was debating whether to declare her criminal record. Her crime was watching TV without a licence. The advice given to her was to declare it as nobody gives two fucks about criminal TV watching. The same will happen to those convicted for downloading Game of Thrones. When everyone has a criminal record, it will cease to be a stigma in society.

So go ahead and cheapen it. Who is going to pay to put people away for 10 years?

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Symantec antivirus bug allows utter exploitation of memory

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" I actually showed the hooks to a guy at MS security and he was totally convinced the computer had a keylogger..." So you are the one who gave Window 10 that idea!

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Email apparently from Home Office warns of emails apparently from Home Office

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Re: emails they deem suspicious

@ Jim Howes

It is no accident. The DWP do the exact same thing only they mail the cheque to you. Despite the fact that you chose the option to get the money paid direct to your bank. The longer they keep your money, the more interest they make on it. When you get the cheque you have to walk to a branch and pay it in. They should be fined.

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At the BBC, Agile means 'making it up as we go along'

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Re: At the BBC, Agile means 'making it up as we go along'

"How is this is different from most other Agile organizations, exactly?"

In the real world if you do a bad job there are consequences. At the BBC it's business as usual. I too would behave like them if I had a bottomless pit of money and could do whatever I liked with it.

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Official: Microsoft's 'Get Windows 10' nagware to vanish from PCs in July

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Telemetry Stays

They will still leave this shit stain behind. I don't believe it as M$ cannot be trusted.

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Windows 10 free upgrade offer ends on July 29th

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Re: I don't mind Windows 10, but what's next?

@BigAndos If you don't mind M$ keylogging you (all your passwords, bank details, private notes, installed software, usage patterns, web sites visited). No control over what M$ decides to put on your machine. Removal and charging for features, dictating what can and cannot be run on your machine. Passing on or selling your private detail to whoever M$ wants to.

You have all the above to look forward to. Enjoy Windows 10. Feel proud that you got it for 'FREE'.

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We will end misleading broadband adverts, thunders ASA...

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How about a more honest 'average speed'? How about banning the money grabbing 'activation fee'? I've argued away that nonsense before. Just threaten to cancel just before you accept the service. Ask them what is involved in activation and why flipping a switch is worth £x. There is no explanation except that it easy to get money from somebody if they are in the act of spending it.

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Daft draft anti-car-hack law could put innocent drivers away for life

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Summary Execution

In Star Trek the next generation there was a planet where the death penalty was used for everything. Wesley Crusher tasted that justice first hand for falling on some flowers. Maybe these law makers are fans?

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Future Global Laws

Seeing as US laws apply to everyone on the planet (their thinking), what happens when somebody torrents a method of car control (10 years in UK) and hacks a car in 'merica? Is that instant death penalty? This is the new global punishment escalator. Looking forward to the brave new frontier.

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It's 2016 and now your internet-connected bathroom scales can be hacked

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Re: IoT - Idiots or Twats. You choose

Governments and snoopers want it. They will know instantly how many people are in your home. What they are talking about, etc. And the gen pop will welcome this and be happy paying for it.

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Utah declares 'war on smut'

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Foolishness

The only way to win a war against natural human urges, is to alter them. I expect they'll be handing out oestrogen tablets to all males over the age of 11.... But what will happen when they grow breasts? Shit! back to the drawing board.

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US anti-encryption law is so 'braindead' it will outlaw file compression

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@ Aodhhan

Out of interest, how is banning encryption going to protect you? Blowing people up is illegal in most places but it doesn't stop a terrorist doing it. Here is an idea: why not pass a law declaring all crimes to be illegal. We'll have world peace soon after.

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Flying Spaghetti Monster is not God, rules mortal judge

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Re: Indeed!

Muad'Dib!! Brilliant.

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Re: Can't We All Just Get A Long?

Why do I have to respect someone for believing in something, especially when that thing is nonsense?

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Re: Excellent

@Voland's right hand; Good comment but what is with all the self censorship? Everyone knows what you are writing, so man up and write it. Words exist and demand to be used.

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Full Linux-on-PS4 hits Github

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Re: Puzzled (@ DougS)

If and when Sony block this, it will just fuel the creation of custom firmware which will allow the playing of back-ups. I look forward to the new arms race. IMO if the customer BUYS something, they should be free to mess about with it any way they see fit. Sony is free to ban network access as that part belongs to them.

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Mud sticks: Microsoft, Windows 10 and reputational damage

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Diabetes...

@ anonymous boring coward

Good points but sugar does not cause diabetes. A diabetic fails to manage blood sugar levels automatically and at times needs to eat sugar quickly or pass out if they fail to keep it under control.

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Next-gen Freeview telly won't be another disruptive 4Ker

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Re: HD channels

Right up until the next re-tune, where it all reverts back.

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BT, Sky, EE, TalkTalk and Virgin to appeal website blocking ruling

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WTF?

My local post office demands that you tell them what is inside any parcel you attempt to send. I'm sure that is illegal but you can get it sent by lying. I always tell the nosey cow that it is a dildo (minus batteries).

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UK to stop children looking at online porn. How?

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Re: Wanna stop kids looking at porn?

Isn't most entertainment fictional? Action movies/tv depict mass murder but we all know it's fictional. It is enjoyable. Same with porn movies. Nobody, including children believe they are looking at a factual guide to sex. The sooner more people realise this the better.

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iPhones clock-blocked and crocked by setting date to Jan 1, 1970

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Why would anyone set their iPhone's time to 1/1/1970

As an easy way to find out what day is was on that date. I regularly use digital clocks/calendars to do that. It should NOT destroy anything.

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