* Posts by King Jack

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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
Facepalm

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
Facepalm

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
Trollface

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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Sony tells hacked gamer to pay for crooks' abuse of PlayStation account

King Jack
Thumb Down

Welcome to the club. Everyone knows what type of company Sony is and yet they still buy things from them. Sony is, and will remain on my shit list for many years to come.

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Encryption is the REAL threat – Head Europlod

King Jack

AT WHAT POINT WILL THEY STOP?

After the revolution of course.

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Belgium to the rescue as UK consumers freeze after BST blunder

King Jack

I love BST. The only time I didn't was when I had to work nights on the time switch form GMT to BST. It cost me 1 hours pay. I made sure I never worked nights on the change over again.

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AT&T, Verizon and telco pals file lawsuit to KILL net neutrality FOREVER

King Jack

Re: The GOP has started already

I think they are the symbols of the US political parties. Just like Labour is a red rose and the Cons is a torch. Libs a bird. I maybe wrong as I don't follow things political.

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Musk: 'Tesla's electric Model S cars will be less crap soon. I PROMISE'

King Jack
Facepalm

Perpetual motion

They'll just supply a mini windmill which you hang out of the window when the battery gets low.

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I BEG YOU, mighty Jobs, TAKE MY LIVER, Cook told Apple's dying co-founder

King Jack
Joke

Re: Tim offered Steve his Liver...

You are a Mod and I'm a Rocker. Let's fight......

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BBC: We'll give FREE subpar-Raspberry-Pis to a million Brit schoolkids

King Jack

Re: I think..

Micro Live: I remember it well. A man that looked like an owl bleating on about computers. He would mention other machines but all the programs were for the BBC Micro and needed altering to run on anything else. They never featured code for any other machine. You needed a BBC Micro or later on an Acorn.

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RIP Sir Terry Pratchett: Discworld author finally gets to meet DEATH

King Jack

No Black Arm Bands

Wearing my Octarine arm band. Respect.

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Oi. APPLE fanboi! You with the $10k and pocket on fire! Fancy a WATCH?

King Jack

Re: Really?

You guys are aware the the top end Casios are labelled Edifice and are expensive as other premium brands. If you are into tech you can get an atomic radio controlled solar powered one which will keep it's value and still work when you give it to your grand kids after you have expired.

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Samsung Galaxy Note Edge: A side swipe at smartphone design

King Jack

Re: Left handed version?

Do you wear girls blouses? Just asking because the buttons are on the other side. No? Why not? We have two hands, do your brain a favour and learn to use them both . I hear it boosts brain power too.

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SanDisk launches 200GB microSD card

King Jack

Re: MicroSD card slot is just underneath the battery actually

Not on the S6 and S6 edge. Where have you been?

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Phabba-dabba-do: Samsung hypes up Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

King Jack
FAIL

Re: Built in battery, no SD slot, no waterproofing?

It just means that this phone sucks too. The only benefit is profit for Samsung as they sting customers for inflated storage costs. Looks Like I won't be buying an S6 any time in this lifetime.

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Ads watchdog: Er, what does woman in her undies have to do with ‘slim’ phone?

King Jack

I'm Confused

Where are complaints about the guy walking down the street with a huge arse and high heels. It even shows Asian looking girls stopping to stare then following him down the street. Is there no equality left in the UK?

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HAWKING ALERT: Leave planet Earth, find a new home. Stupid humans

King Jack

Won't work

They have that shit memorized. Just leave the believers behind, their gods will save them.

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Young CHAP CUFFED in Blighty over Xmas Sony and XBOX hacks

King Jack

Re: Guilty before trial

See that "/s" at the end of my comment. It means sarcasm. Which means I'm joking but your intellect is too great to realize that. So thanks for the down vote. We need cameras on all keyboards to stop humourless people posting too..

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King Jack

Guilty before trial

So getting arrested for something makes you instantly guilty now? How do we know they have the right person? Can we not wait until his conviction in court to throw rotten fruit. I agree that the person(s) responsible should be punished but I want to know for sure. We all know the police never make mistakes... right? Perhaps more intrusive snooping laws are required. Then we will all instantly know whenever someone puts a toe wrong. /s

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Kiss your Glass goodbye: Google mothballs techno-specs (for now)

King Jack

Re: Pass me the bucket...

Read today's Dilbert comic strip....

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What do UK and Iran have in common? Both want to outlaw encrypted apps

King Jack

Prepare my jail cell

I always thought that someday i'd go to jail. This could be the reason. I hope the UK Gov start a prison building program sharpish, as I see lots of new crims being in need of accommodation soon.

Ike eppi nchi ngm yse lfbu tI ca nnotwa keup. <--- for Dave.

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No cellphones in cells, you slag! UK.gov moots prison mobe zap law

King Jack

Re: Solution

Great idea. Move the prisons to places without cell towers. You do realize that most prisons were built well before cell towers were invented. Perhaps if we ask all the inmates to pitch in they can move all prisons to the moon, brick by brick. I hear they get limited cell reception. How about simply using a signal jammer? or adding 10 years on to discourage use?

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Sony FINGERS DDoS attackers for ruining PlayStation's Xmas

King Jack

Re: Wrong side of somebody

Every hacker and their dog will have a go at Sony. They are now known as the company that caves in to hackers. So why not see if you can get some free goods or money from them? They brought this on themselves.

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Nork-ribbing flick The Interview AXED: Sony caves under hack terror 'menace'

King Jack
WTF?

House of cards

Who knew the title of that show was real? The USA folded, the terrorists win. So much for the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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