* Posts by mrfill

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Facebook paid £4k in tax. HMRC then paid Facebook £27k – for ads

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Re: Meanwhile, in other news ...

Sounds like that part of the software was designed by a Mercedes driver.

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PM wheels out snoop overseer minutes before latest snoops' charter bid lands

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I think we're still waiting for the response from the Iraqis, who had no WMD to hide.

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Met makes fourth TalkTalk arrest, this time a London teen

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Re: When I was 16

Small boys in the park...

... jumper for goalposts

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Chaos at TalkTalk: Data was 'secure', not all encrypted, we took site down, were DDoSed

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Miss Marple thinks....

In this episode, Miss Marple investigates stolen data from a big company in Sometown. It is only when the super sleuth asks exactly when the attack took place, that she discovers the ddos started an hour after the data loss was discovered and a huge shitstorm ensues.

Stars Grayson Perry

Should be on BBC3 next week....

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TalkTalk shares drop 10.7% despite research that breaches don't cause drops

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"Despite these attempts at remediating the breach" ?????

Do they mean 'remedying' or is this another symptom of the hack?

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Volkswagen used software to CHEAT on AIR POLLUTION tests, alleges US gov

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I think you'll find they're actually Audi now.

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All in all, it's just another hit in the stalls: Roger Waters The Wall

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Re: "The Wall" was never the best Floyd IMHO

In Tour 72, it wasn't called Dark Side. The entire piece was called Eclipse, which ended up being one track name. And I still have the cassette recording I made at the Rainbow Theatre....

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Microsoft: Stop using Microsoft Silverlight. (Everyone else has)

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Re: Sky Go

BT Sport also uses Silvershite. If they have to change it'll be another excuse to bump up the price.

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Wheely, wheely mad: Petrolheads fume over buggy Formula One app

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Re: F1 lost me when

But they still show some live races.

And you pay a licence so I can listen to the excellent 6Music and Radio 4 with no fucking adverts

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Re: Hmmm?

BBC live races also seem to be able to manage proper live timing. Free.

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National Grid's new designer pylon is 'too white and boring' – Pylon Appreciation Society

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Re: They're not bottom of the [boring] food chain by a long way

or there's always the UK Roundabout Appreciation Society

http://www.roundaboutsofbritain.com/

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Internet Explorer 12 to shed legacy cruft in bid to BEAT Chrome

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Santa's gift to Redmond...

... was yet another turd polisher

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Microsoft says to expect AWESOME things of Windows 10 in January

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Re: Ironic

This is being fixed and we expect the revised message "service currently unawesome" to appear shortly.

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Windows Phone will snatch biz No 2 spot from Android – analyst

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Big Brother

Missed takeover?

Did I miss the article about Microsoft purchasing CCS Insight?

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Two driverless cars stuffed with passengers are ABOUT TO CRASH - who should take the hit?

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The problem comes when the other person thinks it is standard to swerve to starboard.....

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Tunnels?

What happens to driverless cars in tunnels?

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Hey, Apple! We can land a probe on a comet, but we can't have a 12.9in iPad 'until mid-2015'?

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Innovate

Perhaps they should be integrating things a bit more and knock out a 27in retina screen iPad, or one with an attached keyboard so you can use it while resting on your lap. Now what could they call that? An iLaptop?

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Facebook, Apple: LADIES! Why not FREEZE your EGGS? It's on the company!

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Re: Next: Immortality

If they offered the men penis extensions, would that balance things?

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Bono apologises for iTunes album dump

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Re: Just a drop?

"Unless it's been changed I'm pretty sure earlier articles mentioned that it couldn't be deleted from the iPhone 6.."

Another good reason not to buy one....

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Microsoft's nightmare DEEPENS: Windows 8 market share falling fast

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Facepalm

I don't want it

I have to use win8.1 very occasionally. Last night I actually managed to get the screen split between desktop and mail app so I could see both at once. Very helpful but how the fuck I got there I have no idea....

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Microsoft wants to lure biz users with fondleable Windows 8.1 'Apportals'

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Meh

Congratulations...

...to Microsoft on the birth of your new word.

Must have taken a trained bollocksmith ages to come up with that.

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Tech that we want (but they never seem to give us)

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Hover boots

We need hover boots. Been waiting far too long for them

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Microsoft Surface 3 Pro: Flip me over, fondle me up

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Re: NO WIFI, LTE OR 4G: Not enough Battery!!!!! RTFLOL

.... until you discover they don't allow tethering and you get charged god knows how much per megabyte...

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Innovation

12 inch screen, 800g, keyboard...

Congratulations to MS for inventing...... the laptop!!!

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A first-world problem solved: Panoramic selfies, thanks to Huawei's Ascend P7

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Re: Truisms Spoken Aloud

I've always been puzzled about the word route and the American pronunciation. I recall a Mr Chuck Berry (a gentleman of the American persuasion) singing a popular tune about Route (pron. ROOT) 66 and yet, in conversation it becomes Route (ROUT) 66.

As for Huawei, I would suggest a brand name of Happle or Hamsung

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Reg hack hacked off by iPhone 5 repair notice

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Re: Standards of Service

oh, that's a troll is it? I just thought it was a dick head. Thanks for the clarification

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Apple to flush '£37bn' down the bog if it doesn't flog cheapo slabtops

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More innovation

Idiot analyst invents the netbook.

Gosh - no-one thought of that before

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Snowden: 'I am still working for the NSA ... to improve it'

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Funny old world

What are all these governments complaining about? They keep telling us that it is necessary to keep tabs on our every move and that 'if you have done nothing wrong, you have no need to worry'. None of these governments should worry then if they have done no wrong, but they are worrying quite a lot.

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IT bods: Windows XP, we WON'T leave you. Migrate? Chuh! As if...

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Happy

I bet these xp users are still pondering whether to update to the Nokia 3410 or stick with the 3310 as they cruise around in their Rover 75.

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Apple iWatch due in October 2014, to wirelessly charge from one metre away – report

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Hover boots

Will this be able to control the iHover boots?

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DON'T PANIC: No FM Death Date next month, minister confirms

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FAIL

Re: Radio Silence in Cars ?

Can you let me know the FM frequency of 6Music and 4extra then please?

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Dixons selling £68k gold, diamond, ruby and sapphire iPhone for Xmas

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200gm!!!!

That's way too heavy for the frivolously stupid. Their poor little wrists would probably snap.

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Vietnam tightens noose on web freedoms with new decrees

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Re: Obvious Conclusion

When you do, could you please not lay waste to Laos and Cambodia with your illegal chemical weapons again.

It's a brave country that uses napalm against civilian children.

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DVLA declares J14 HAD on BU14 SHT and SL14 AGS

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Lennon's Roller...

... the psychedelic paint job one, had FUC100C

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Nokia's phone division burned us so badly we HAD to flog it, says CEO

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Unhappy

Re: Wait.... there's still work for Elop to do

You seem to have forgotten where he came from. Wiki tells us "During the 3 years Elop was Nokia CEO, Nokia revenues fell 40%, Nokia profits fell 95%, Nokia market share collapsed in smartphones from 34% to 3.4%, Nokia's credit rating went from A to junk, Nokia's share price dropped 60% in value and Nokia's market capitalization lost 13 Billion dollars in value."

Having completed Part A, the phone business (target of the masterplan) becomes nice and cheap - especially as only one buyer is interested - so M$ save themselves several billion on the purchase.

And now, the Trojan Horse returns to the mothership with a top position, huge salary and quite probably a generous 'welcome package'.

It reads like a Jeffrey Archer story - if it wasn't true you'd never believe it.

Nokia shareholders must be delighted to have seen their investment wiped out by this chicanery.

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NO! Radio broadcasters snub 'end of FM' DAB radio changeover

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Obviously never heard of 6music

have you?

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Re: Yes to FM switch off, but only if it switches off BBC radio.

Don't change the head, just get a Pure Highway. It's very simple.

There again, I am easily able to tell the difference between a classical music based station and a speech based station.

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BT Sport scores own goal with £897m Champions League footie rights deal

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Blame Sky then - they were the ones that started all this pay pay pay for TV, so they get subscriptions AND have adverts to grab even more.

BTSport is not mandatory on the Sky platform. If you don't want to pay BT, don't.

Just keep supporting the utterly pure and respectable Murdoch organisation, you know, the one that paid £336m corporation tax on its £6.4bn income....

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Re: Mental!

"RIP MotoGP on Eurosport :( Now only available on BT Sport."

Which is available on Sky (like eurosport is) and Virgin and is free to BT Broadband subscribers..In other words, a wider audience than Eurosport.

You had to pay for Eurosport, now you have to pay for BT,

If you had said RIP to MotoGP on the BBC, you would have a point.

MotoGP is now far bigger here because of the BBC's coverage (in spite of the crap commentators), not because of the French Eurosport's delayed coverage.

Football I couldn't give a free-kick about.

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Win XP? Your PLAGUE risk is SIX times that of Win 8 - NOW

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Re: One-sixth of nothing

If you can't plug anything in it does rather limit things. Ideal though for the user experienced in Battleships and Solitaire.

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Apple 'happy ending': BULGING iPhone WAD - but can it ever be enough?

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Apple's cash reserves - reported as $146bn - matches the amount of foreign reserves the US government hold.

I expect the next new thing to be the iAfrican Country

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Pop OS X Mavericks on your Mac for FREE while you have LUNCH

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Re: And now the world waits...

MS service packs are only free up to the point when they get renamed as new versions. Windows 7 is Vista SP3, Windows 8 = Vista SP4.

If 8.1 was called WIndows 9 instead would that justify charging for it?

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You like iPads, you like things called 'Air'. You will LOVE this puppy

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"Take the best tablet and make it better. "

Yes, the new Nexus is very good indeed.

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500 MEELLION PCs still run Windows XP. How did we get here?

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Re: But slowly – FF IS supported!!

"they say as long as you have XP SP3, and latest FF, you will have no security problems..."

and they are giving a money-back guarantee as well

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Surface Mini on shelves NEXT YEAR – and it will run Windows RT

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Trollface

Re: Mini or Note, mini-note perhaps?

I prefer the name 'Zune4'

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MPs slam bumpkin fibre rollout, demand halt to further £250m cash spaff

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Mushroom

Re: Surely the issue

Similar situation here. I'm in a small market town in North Suffolk. BT fibre is available sometimes - 50 feet from my house there is 76Mb connectivity and has been there for 9 months. When I ask about being connected I am told it may be available in March 2014, some 2 years after the initial estimate. My only other option to get a line >20Mb is to use a satellite connection at £75/month.

BT's rollout is pretty crap but it is substantially better than Sky, talktalk or virgin who, in the first 2 cases will wait for BT to install the kit and then insist on using it and in the third case are not in the slightest interested.

A plague on all your houses until someone can bridge that massive 50 feet and get a bloody wire to my house.

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iPhone 5S: Apple, you're BORING us to DEATH (And you too, Samsung)

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Devil

A curse on your houses

Downvoted everybody for everything as I fell asleep halfway down the first page

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Google swaps out MySQL, moves to MariaDB

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Megaphone

OpenSUSE 12.3 has MariaDB as default.

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New iPhones: C certainly DOESN'T stand for 'Cheap'

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Joke

Re: Fingerprint scanning less secure than a PIN?

I understand the 5S has just been awarded Product of the Year by the prestigious Rohipnol Users Group

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