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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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mrfill

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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Happy

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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Happy

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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Microsoft to unveil new Surface slabs at September 23 event

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Polish polish

Gosh! A two-position stand.

Mmmmmm a real crowd puller

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Samsung stakes claim to smartwatch market with Galaxy Gear

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Happy

Your wishes granted

I have the ideal smart watch. Phone/wifi/bluetooth/mp3 player/Android and it cost a few pence.

Just gaffer tape your smart phone to your wrist :)

All these companies seem to ignore the fact that women usually have smaller wrists and having one of these huge carbunkles on a dainty wrist aint gonna happen. Thats 50% of the potential market ignored. However, they will have their use as any male seen with one of these can be immediately rejected as a possible dick head.

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Virgin Media signs 3-year telly deal with BT Sport

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Re: Fairly happy bunny

Wash your mouth out! Cox should be kept as far away as possible from F1. Coulthard and shouty man do a really quite uninteresting commentary but even that surpasses the fox shooter. I suppose he could replace the tedious golf-obsessed twat that fronts the Sky show with Hinge and Bracket.

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Re: Not just football

Its a *nightmare* in a bubble car. Get it right ;)

And we haven't been told who will be commentating - it might suit them to have Cox/Parrish but we can only hope that it doesnt. Gavin Emmett & Nick Harris would be my choice. At least they can pronounce the riders names properly which cannot be said for Tony Moodily and Jillian Riddler who keep talking about the brothers Espaggro.

I just hope they can keep adverts away and not keep trying to flog us sanitary towels etc in the middle of a race

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Lawsuit claims Microsoft misled investors in Surface RT fiasco

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Facepalm

Quel surprise

Microsoft fibbed.

Well, knock me down with a feather

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Leaked photos of iPhone 5C parts portend ugly Google legal battle

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Joke

Sue sue sue

I saw a rainbow in the sky yesterday and immediately alerted Apple lawyers to sue <insert preferred deity> for blatant copying of an Apple design.

These bloody deities will do anything for a fast buck.

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Re: Black

You have forgotten that it is equipped with the Infinite Improbability Drive.

Why is the sea curling up at the edges?

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Google Glass: Would you pay a mere $299 to plop one on your brow?

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Yes, a $300 turd is far more reasonable than a $1200 turd, but it's still a turd.

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Tough luck, bumpkins! Blighty broadband speed gap misery worsens

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Mushroom

Re: re small village in scotland

Small town in north suffolk. 19.5Mbs. Lovely.

50 yards away, 70Mbs but BT can't afford that vast length of string to get Infinity to me until Octemberary 2130

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Bloke in shed starts own DAB radio station - with Ofcom's blessing

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Happy

R5L may have improved but surely the best use for DAB is 6Music and 4extra. Topped up with a little R4, there's no need to tune any further.

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Steve Jobs' death clears way for '13-inch' JUMBO iPAD HYPEGASM

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Sod it - why not go for a 60inch plasma screen tablet. Now that's innovation!!

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Universal Credit: ONLY 6 job centres to get new dole system in October

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Pathfinder

Is this from the Fourth Sector?

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Windows 8.1 start button appears as Microsoft's Blue wave breaks

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FAIL

This thing you call windows

Do you still need to install third party anti-virus and anti-malware software on windows 8.

After all this time and all the problems with security, I sincerely hope so.

No third party (lack of) security software on my machines thank you, but they are running openSUSE, PCLinuxOS and Mint.

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Premier League seeks court order to ban footie-streaming Swedish site

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Unhappy

Re: TV rights

I was in Thailand recently and of the 7 public channels available late Saturday evenings, 4 of them were showing live Premier league matches. They even adorn skyscrapers with 10 storey high pictures with some of the ugly gits

http://goo.gl/maps/YZrwI

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Nissan to enter 300 kmh electric car in Le Mans endurance race

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Electric racing vehicles

For 4 years now 100% electric powered bikes have competed at the TT in their own race (TT Zero). The race is one lap (37.73 miles) and the winning speed has gone from 96.82mph to 109.68mph - such is the speed of development. Some of them also look pretty amazing.

Electric vehicle racing is already here and it can only help to advance the development of battery technology.

EVs will be around for a few years until hydrogen cells become more practical. All that's needed is a cheap method of extracting the universe's most abundant element from a source - sea water probably.

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Penguins in spa-a-a-ce! ISS dumps Windows for Linux on laptops

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Happy

They must have been eating it incorrectly

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Microsoft: All RIGHT, you can have your Start button back

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Happy

Re: Microsoft had sold 100 million licenses of Windows 8

Just checked the May stats for a couple of my sites.

On one, out of 1595 windows hits, 848 from Win7, 573 from XP, 112 from Vista, 43 from Win 2003 and 8 from WIndows (unknown version)

On the other, out of 8051 windows hits, 7840 from Win7, 190 from XP and 21 from Vista

To answer the question... not many!!!

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Linux

Re: Microsoft's strategy is FAILING

"And as for suggesting linux - great idea if you don't mind spending weeks rewriting drivers and other crap to get it to work at all - while constantly being told by linux people that you are obviously too thick because somehow you weren't built with the instant knowledge of it and were stupid enough to ask."

I must be doing something wrong. Installed SUSE 12.3 on a desktop at the weekend. It took 15 minutes and when complete, the wireless worked, the printer worked, the webcam worked, the sound worked, and the graphics were just fine. All that and not once did I have to find a manufacturers CD or trawl the internet to get the appropriate drivers and it was set up as a UK machine with no interference. All the updates required took another 15 mins and it was ready to go.

I also installed Win7 on another desktop. It took around 15 minutes but I then needed to get the drivers for wireless, the printer, the webcam and the graphics. It then took nearly 4 hours and many, many reboots to get all the updates - SP1 took a spectacularly long time to install.

I've installed Win8 on a number of machines and the 'experience' is much the same as WIn7, perhaps a bit quicker initially and no need for the tedious SP1 but still had non-working wireless, printer, webcam and ropey graphics.

Perhaps you are too thick to install an o/s using the default settings.

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Bitcoin gets a $100 haircut on rollercoaster trading run

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Happy

Who do these people think they are?...

Investment bankers???

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Europe tickles Microsoft with €561m fine for browser choice gaffe

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Happy

Re: Support

Please please please become CEO of Microsoft immediately.

And when you are, remember that breaching a court order can lead to a hefty fine. The current CEO appears to have forgotten/ignored that.

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US patent office: Nice try Apple, but pinch-to-zoom is NOT a new invention

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Joke

Re: Apple=Bastards

20" rims !!!!!??!!!

You, sir, are a chav.

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John Lewis agrees to flog Microsoft's Surface RT tablets

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An observation

When a product has sold well, the sales figures seem to be available very quickly e.g. the iPhone 5 sold 4 million in the first week.

When the product is shaky, we are told that 'demand has been phenomenal' or 'sales have exceeded expectations' and no actual figures are available.

To get some idea of popularity, see how many people you see in a week, actually using a Surface even if only for bragging.

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FAIL

Re: Demand has been phenominal.

On the JLP website, out of a total of 29 desktops, 23 run win8, 1 runs win7.

For laptops (104 in total), 81 run win8, 8 run win7

The 'phenomenal' demand is possibly due to there being virtually no alternatives in the world of windows (or any other).

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iPhone 5 launches in China, late and expensive. Chinese say 'meh'

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Trollface

Re: Apple Share Price ....

but does this mean I should buy, or sell pork bellies????

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Frack me! UK shale gas bonanza 'bigger than North Sea oil'

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Re: Who cares about f*** gaya, it is the building style which is the problem

There's nothing building societies and banks love more than properties in areas which suffer from recurring 'natural' problems such as flooding. That is why these properties are so easy to insure. Ask the people were daft enough to buy houses built on flood plains. Now add to the equation the possibility of regular earth tremors/earthquakes and, irrespective of how they are constructed, the lenders and insurers will just say no.

So it doesnt really matter how cheap the alternative methods are, unless you can buy the house outright and live with no insurance, you won't get a house.

If people can't buy, then people can't sell so the values will be reduced.

Also, fracking is short term - an area is ripped up for 3-4 years and then they move on leaving the place looking like the Somme - somewhat similar to open cast mining. The Pennines (an area rich in shale gas) will be a good place to start. Who needs it? Tourists can go somewhere else and the locals can move to Manchester.

Never mind any potential water pollution or other disputed problems, once house prices start getting affected, there will be a backlash..

The brave souls with a nice pot of spare cash can make a killing and the Daily Mail will suddenly change its tune from 'let's copy the Yanks and frack the hell out the country' to 'ban this awful fracking which is lowering house prices'

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Re: Get it right next time

"....coupled with lots of spending of the oil revenues on popular programmes."

I never realised that funding >3m unemployed was a popular programme.

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