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Another negative climate feedback: Warmer plants cool the planet

Chris007
Black Helicopters

Re: Fossil fuels are being used faster than they are being discovered @Tom 13

Perhaps we have '00s of years of oil left? No idea, just throwing the idea in.

But if you were part of a multi-billion dollar cartel would you want this info out there pushing oil prices down to pennies per barrel, nope.

2 reasons -

They'd lose waaaay to much money.

it would be too costly to drill for it so there is some argument to keep oil at a sustainable even profitable level, problem is that it's at a very or extremely profitable level most of the time.

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Blackstone gives up on $25bn bid to snatch Dell from Mr Dell

Chris007
Trollface

rich guy's cat fighting

nothing to see here, move along please.

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Researcher hacks aircraft controls with Android smartphone

Chris007
FAIL

Re: Sky's the limit @Notas Badoff

"Always assume there are people out there much cleverer than you are"

And in your case it should read "Always assume that all people out there much cleverer than me"

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Gates and Allen reshoot historic 1981 Microsoft photo

Chris007
Unhappy

Sat further apart in new photo

Is it telling that they are sat further apart in the new photo - perhaps some bridges can't be repaired.

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Provider of FIFA goal line tech chosen, tracks ball in space and time

Chris007
Black Helicopters

Conspiracy I say :)

FIFA, headed by a german who hates the english - what could possibly have gone worse for english company hawk-eye against the chosen german company...

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Insourced staff paid a pittance but don't want to leave

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Re: It's a very personal choice. @AC 0702 GMT

No

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Twitter patents sending messages, promises not to sue everyone

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Re: Prior art

Thanks - I had no idea that's where the word Trivia came from.

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Another MYSTERY evacuation: Google UK empties swanky offices

Chris007
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Re: Flash mobbed by text @AC 0704 GMT

You do know how humour works right?

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Software bug halts Curiosity: Nuke lab bot in safe mode

Chris007
WTF?

32 or 64 bit "checksums"???

"there's a danger that the Sun could corrupt any orders sent to the rover"

Have they not heard of using CRC or similar to verify the data sent is not corrupted?

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Global warming fingered as Superstorm Sandy supersizer

Chris007
Mushroom

Re: Scientific Terminology @ AC 0702 GMT

And you have the temerity to say to denialists "Ah, denialists... You folks would be an interesting, isolated cohort for a sociologist's grant-supportable PhD study of self-affirming religionists". Et Tu Brutus

Methinks you should be looking closer to home for the "self-affirming" after you said :- "And, yes, it is inarguable and human activity is causing it"

usually, only a religious zealout says something that is NOT conclusively proven is inarguable - go figure on your comment...

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Chris007
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Re: Why not just.... @Turtle

They did toss on a coin and the result was:-

Heads I win

Tails you lose

Please give all your money to stop something that cannot be stopped, trust us.

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Weev gets 41 months in prison for exposing iPad strokers' privates

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Re: computer crimes

You again...ffs will you take the time to do some research and ** try ** to the understand the points that the post you replied to was making.

Not sure what your problem is but you have a seriously deluded view of the world.

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Chris007
Mushroom

And you're a fuckwit for saying "God you're stupid to make the remark "God you're stupid"." and the rest of the pish you wrote.

"As it is, the only people doing it are criminals" - what bloody planet are you living on, you moron.

My initial thought was I hope you don't end up in a situation where you end up jail for something that caused NO damage, NO financial loss (other than paying coders to fix the sloppily installed server) and he sought NO financial gain but then I thought "you know what it might be the wake up call WatAWorld needs"

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Build a BONKERS gaming PC

Chris007
Pint

Yep - it was great fun building PC's in my 20's and just into my 30's but these days you can get a good pre-built PC with a 3 year warranty for not much more, rather than 12 months part warranty.

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BOFH: My HELPDESK HELL - lies, phones lines and statistics

Chris007
Coffee/keyboard

new keyboard pls

Changing a row to 'calls abandoned when the user realised they were being a slack lazy bastard who should have done what they were told two weeks ago' doesn't help

Genius and so godamn true

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Samsung's new Galaxy S 4: iPhone assassin or Android also-ran?

Chris007
FAIL

Re: High dissatisfaction @AC 08:46 GMT

"Errm you know that the SIII isn't Android right? It's samsungs spin on Android."

Errm - You do know you can flash the SIII with a more pure Android version (think CM 10.1) with all the Samsung crap removed.

Icon: Failure of previous poster to do his homework

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AdBlock Plus BLOCKED from Google Play

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Re: More adverts, everywhere. @JDX

As opposed to me having to read your "whiney little bitch" reply to El Presidente then

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Attention, CIOs: Stop outsourcing or YOU will never retire

Chris007
Mushroom

Contractors are a stop gap

"Contractors are a stopgap, said Harris, but one that only postpones the day of reckoning - a view shared by 40 per cent of companies, the forum’s research suggested."

I've spoken to guys who have been contracting for over 35+ years and they've often said they were told that "contracting won't last forever, give it a few years and the new blood will put you out of business". Given that contracting expanded massively even though universities were pumping out lots of IT graduates and this is now drying up, I think I can look forward to future contracts.

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New Apple TV may hint at Apple-Samsung divorce

Chris007
Coffee/keyboard

you swines!

"We called Apple, and they told us that the new A5 is now a 28nm chip, and it's manufactured not by Apple's iDevice processor partner, Samsung, but instead by the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC), and that they made the change because Apple is weaning itself from its chip-baking relationship with the Korean smartphone competitor and patent-litigation enemy.

That previous paragraph, of course, was pure fantasy – übersecretive Apple would never be so forthcoming."

see icon!

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Congratulations, freetards: You are THE FIVE PER CENT

Chris007
FAIL

Re: The customer defines value

Record labels need to be asking themselves:-

"Should we continue to sell X copies of albums at £10, or sell XXX copies of albums at £3"

Much better to sell 1 million copies at £3 than 100,000 at £10

Plus it is a snowball effect - 1 million albums sold gets to a greater audience and more people could end up listening to it and then buying it themselves.

Think of the numbers - 1 million people who share it with 5 people who in turn share it with 5 people or 100,000 people who do the same. The numbers are staggeringly different.

icon: For large record label thinking

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'Mainframe blowout' knackered millions of RBS, NatWest accounts

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Flame

@AC 10:50 GMT

"Also, sometimes the answer isn't to fix the problem but to just get the system working, you are providing a critical service to the public, you can fix the problem later"

Having been at the sharp edge (in a certain mega large organisation) I can tell you that 99% of teccies would like to take this course of action but 99% of the time they are stopped by [glory hunting] managers.

We have a name for them - "Visibility Managers".

They didn't want anything happening until very senior managers had seen them involved so they could take all the credit. Once the very senior managers had disappeared (fault worked around or fixed etc.) the "Visibility Manager" would very quickly become the "Invisibility Manager" and f**ked off.

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Chris007
Pint

Re: I reckon the other source had it spot on @Mike Smith

wow - having worked at RBS this is not far from what has happened on some recovery calls I was involved in. Systems were down and some manager would actually request a change be raised BEFORE fixing the issue - Anybody who knows the RBS change system *coughInfomancough* knows it is not the quickest system in to world.

have a pint for reminding what I escaped from.

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Throttled customers rage over Virgin Mobile UK's tight cap

Chris007
Happy

hey, you stole my comment posting without crediting me :)

"One has to wonder if EE is more interested in emphasising the greater capacity of its 4G network than actually serving its 3G customers"

http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/1/2013/03/05/virgin_choking/

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BT to slap overalls on 1,000 new bods in fibre broadband boost

Chris007
Unhappy

Re: Oh whoop-de-doo @Pen-y-gors

"but do the politicos think we'll forget everything else they've done/not done"

Unfortunately the masses will...

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New evidence: Comets seeded life on Earth

Chris007
Joke

Re: God arrived by comet!

he's god - he doesn't need shielding.

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Virgin Mobile coughs to choking its customers

Chris007

Re: Virginmobile 2Mb/s Cap...

I was going to posit a similar thing and that all the current providers will implement this in the coming months/year or so and helpfully "suggest" that their nice shiny [expensive to build] 4G network will cure that.

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Now even MORE 'interns' make iPhones - Chinese labour watchdog

Chris007
Mushroom

So when Applie do respond to El Reg it's to do this.

"The Apple spokesperson also sent The Register a link to an article about Samsung's supply chain and complaints about child workers in French paper Le Parisien. Deflecting much?"

Pathetic.

(and no it isn't a typo in the title...)

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Google open sources very slow compression algorithm

Chris007
Trollface

Re: It is even slower than you say @silverburn 09:58

twice in one day - care to go for a hat trick of not understanding the article replies

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Wikileaker Bradley Manning pleads not guilty to 'aiding the enemy'

Chris007
Black Helicopters

Hello, kangaroo court and pre-judged case?

"By contrast, presiding judge Colonel Denise Lind ruled yesterday that Manning could have only *** one *** witness: William Leonard of the National Archives and Records Administration. He will also not be allowed to present any evidence accusing the US government of excessive secrecy."

yet the govt can have 141 - of course we are the land of the free and due process (and I don't want to hear any "it's a military court" crap)

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Apple to cough up $100m after kids rinse parents' credit cards on apps

Chris007

Re: Sort of agree @Joel 1

Have an upvote - the downvoters obviously hadn't spotted your "get my coat" icon but perhaps the joke icon would have helped them :)

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BOFH: Climb the corp ladder - and use your boss as a bullet shield

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magnificent

And so true

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Woman nails 'cheating boyf' on Russian 'Street View'

Chris007
Facepalm

Re: Quick, get me Saul Goodman on the line! @Mondo the Magnificent

Mondo the Magnificent pls see icon

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Pirate Bay reports pirating anti-piracy group to police

Chris007

@Eenymeeny

My thoughts exactly

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FIFA stages shoot-out between British and German goal line tech

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Re: re : It was "rightly" ruled out for the "wrong" reason. @BenR 13:22

didn't agree with all you said but had to upvote for your last sentence

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Meet the stealthiest UK startup's app Swiftkey - and its psychic* keyboard

Chris007
Trollface

I use similar app called Swype

and the number of Apple users who see me swyping ultrafast sentences and ask "is that available for my <insert apple device of choice>", to which I say "Sorry but Apple don't want anybody else to use a different keyboard other than their own - take it up with them, I'm sure they'll be very helpful"

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Rid yourself of Adobe: New Firefox 19.0 gets JAVASCRIPT PDF viewer

Chris007
FAIL

Re: I've been trying it.

sorry, I'm just getting my head around this statement - "since the Foxit issue I've been opening PDF's in Acrobat"!?!?!?!?

Wow - just wow

icon: we need an Epic Fail icon pls

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Ad-titan Google blocks Adblock Plus in Android security tweak

Chris007
Headmaster

Re: Do no Evil

Where is this "loose" money you speak of - did it fall out of your pocket.

Perhaps they would "lose" money

icon: seriously? you need an explanation

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Mobile dev site: We never knew about Facebook, Apple hacks

Chris007
Facepalm

Re: Target iOS Target MAC

Thanks for repeating what the article had said I'd completely missed it when I read it...

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Samsung under fire over copy-paste bricking

Chris007
Trollface

Re: Bricking?

Or an iPhone running 6.0.1 with faulty software

(for balance to the thread)

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How private biz can link YOU to 'anonymised' medical data

Chris007
Flame

If there is a buck to be made by large corporations (or even small ones) then this will happen. period.

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LogMeIn uncloaks cloud storage bypass

Chris007

Re: Clouds parting. @jockmcthingiemibobb

Hmmm.

Pretty sure that Logmein Backup does all that (I've had it behind a NAT router and it works, it's encrypted and I have incremental backups set)

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Baby-boulder bowling burglar breaks Boulder Apple Store's $100k glass door

Chris007
WTF?

Re: Its thread likes theses which is why pc pro, moderates all posters now... @LPF

If I could understand a word of the drivel you wrote in that comment I'd have a proper discussion with you.

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Own a drone: Fine. But fly a drone with a cam: Year in the clink

Chris007
Black Helicopters

Re: Dear government...

Perhaps he should have put the coat or joke alert icon on his comment...

However i'd put money on any [drone] laws exempting law enforcement or other govt agencies and in that instance his comment would be very pertinent.

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Brace for MORE ZOMBIE ATTACK ALERT pranks, warns security bod

Chris007

Re: Failed to change the default pasword

I think the pertinent words are "recently shipped". A LOT of kit sold before 2006/7 (and quite a bit after this) was just shipped with a default password (maybe a default username as well) with an advisory to change it ASAP. It's only relatively recently that kit has been shipped with a default user/pass but with a forced change on 1st use (Cisco do this now for most kit)

It wouldn't surprise me if this kit was shipped many years ago and never replaced/upgraded cos it just works.

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Obama signs Executive Order on critical cybersecurity

Chris007

Re: @ Mike Moyle -- Translation

Fair enough - I was only going on what I'd read.

Perhaps my strapline should have been

Nobody has had more "dictator like whims" than Obama (NDAA for a start)

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Chris007
Mushroom

Translation

"Executive Orders" == "Whims of a dictator"

And nobody has had more "whims" than Obama

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Former co-CEO Balsillie has cashed out all his BlackBerry stock

Chris007
Go

Re: "just $404m." @Roger Greenwood

I'd be able to make 1% go a long way and potentially retire.

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More naysayers pour cold water on Dell LBO

Chris007

I would assume

that Dell, the man, will be trying to ensure he has [control of] 50.01%+ of the shares after it goes private

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