* Posts by Lost all faith...

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How much for a wrist job? A tenner normally, but for this one, over $30k

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Hmmmm...

...looks classy and tasteful.Must get one to compliment my lime green Range Rover with it's leopard skin seat covers and white leather dashboard.

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Forget Google's robot cars, now it's on to ANDROID cars

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Re: That's nice.

Because you prefer to fix things with a hammer.

If it moves and shouldn't - gaffer tape; if it doesn't move and it should - WD40.

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Sooo...

...in the event your car looses all power, finally grinds to a halt, you simply factory reset it, remove your battery for 10 ,minutes, do a little dance, and then reload all your content again (that seems to be the stock answer for every problem you get on a phone these days).

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The EU will love this one...

...you buy a car and then Google change their T&C's halfway through it's life with the agreement that you can carry on using it and accept these changes or stop using your car. No joke icon, just because

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Johnson & Johnson snatches your .baby for $3m

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how about...

....wewillsellyoustuffyoudontneedbutwanttomakeyouguiltyfornotdoingyourbestforyour.baby

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Microsoft kills its Euro pane in the a**: The 'would you prefer Chrome?' window

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Re: Most people never had a choice . . .

You were OK in reasoning, but as for

"Telecom companies understand how toxic Microsoft made the PC market. Part of the success of Apple and Android was that the networks wanted ABM."

Not sure where you got that from, the success of Apple had f'all to do with MS, it was simply a good product for it's time and a game changer, backed up with a massive marketing campaign. Android became popular because it was a half decent competitor and it was FREE (excluding the back door way they get you to pay for it). This allowed the rise of no-name brands to enter the market as well as the big boys, bringing up it's market share.

Ironically, IMO the OS with the best to use interface now is MS, but that's just my view. Having used all three, the Win8.1 phone layout just feels more modern and slicker, compared the the little square box grid layout.

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Sony sued by ex-staff over daft security, leaked privates

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Re: "criminally-culpable negligence"

I don't think employees agree to an EULA when they join (and leave) the business.

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30,000 people buy a box of BOVINE EXCREMENT

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"...and maybe some beach-front property in Switzerland."

Something like this then?

http://www.homesoverseas.co.uk/overseas/details/20856468#58IQT53tmCzu1j0h.97

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Ofcom's new broom Sharon White sweeps into office

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Re: First job

That's easy, get Virgin to open up their networks to other suppliers.

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Chrome devs hatch plan to mark all HTTP traffic insecure

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So the hundreds of millions of small clubs, shops, cafes, local information sites etc, that do little more than have a basic html site, should get expensive "experts" in to reconfigure the site, get the certs etc, all because there is bloody great warning saying Ooo look this site is dangerous and nasty, when all they are trying find out is what time the fucking place is open?

How is going to pick up the bill for this?

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Penguin porn? NO! Linux folk in #LCA2015 standoff

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Two sides to each story....

Linux.conf.au Chair Cherie Ellis writes that “I have contacted it [the Live Cam Awards] twice asking it to consider changing the hashtag that it's using, and I haven't had a reply.

But we are not going to consider changing ours either.

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Ofcom mulls selling UK govt's IPv4 cache amid IPv6 rollout flak

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As the pool of available IPv4 addresses runs dry.....

not strictly true, the are millions and millions of free IP4 addresses, but the companies and governments that "own" them are hanging onto them for no good reason.

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easyGroup railroads easytrain.com owner

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Re: Easy Sleazy

They have form in this area, the sensible answer is go fuck yourselves and make every email / letter public and get the papers / social media behind you.

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France says NON! to UberPop: New law to kill off amateur cabs

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Re: Free for all

Imagine that the same kind of service went out for IT.

Do you have any friends and relatives? Never heard the phrase "I got .... to look at it. He messed around with it for a while and now it doesn't work"

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Please allow Uber!

The last time I took a taxi in Paris it made bungee jumping with a bit of old string off the empire state look safe!

The guy was going 90km whilst reading the newspaper and talking to someone on the phone! Of course when he nearly side-swiped a lorry in the other lane he did the only thing he knew, blast his horn and curse a lot!

Most terrifying trip of my life, even beating the coach with back wheels hanging over a cliff edge as we took a bend!

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Terror bomb victims demanding Iran's .ir will appeal US ruling

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Can we have .com & .gov then please

As the IRA was mostly funded by citizens of the USA, I want all US domains to go to victims of their murders.

Also I believe citizens of Cuba, Grenada, Iraq, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Vietnam, Cambodia and many others also would like a quiet word...

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Cool Large Hadron Collider to fire into doubly powerful ring

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Well...

...lovely chatting to you all, it's been fun

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HORRIFIED Amazon retailers fear GOING BUST after 1p pricing cockup

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Ok hands up who just searched Amazon only to be disapointed?

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Re: Hang on

A cousin actually was paid by Tesco for a similar instance. The assistant and manager checked and rechecked before giving the money. They had a choice of not selling an pee'ing of a customer or selling at reduced negative price and giving the refund.

If they hadn't given the refund and say sold for 0p, the the till's wouldn't balanced and it would look like the till operator was short changing people.

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Brit GUN NUT builds WORKING SNIPER RIFLE at home out of scrap metal!

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Re: Scrap metal?

like the old cast iron radiators we used to scrap all the time when I was a builder

And now they are worth a small fortune....now doubt in a pile next to the Belfast sinks everyone got rid of.

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Win Server 2003 custom support: That's NOT going to be fun

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Re: I think that the following is the key issue here..........

Please do enlighten me, why I should risk taking down a key system that has run perfectly for 14 years, without issue, just because the software is out of date? It's beat 5 9's uptime, so just by swapping it out, will put it in a lower uptime from day 1.

But please feel free to point it out my error.

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Re: I think that the following is the key issue here..........

" I would have grave doubts about doing business with any firm that refuses to replace equipment...."

Why?

If you have a 10 year old pc running W2K on a bit of old hardware day in day out, without failing, why replace it and risk it falling over every day, because someone says you need the latest version.

Would you apply the same to all hardware?

I've known farmers with 50 year old tractors, printing presses that are close on 60 years old. They all work and keep working and do they job that is needed.

Old adage, if it ain't broke....

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Failed would-be COMET saviour now FAILS to save his own biz

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"He remains a director at Lewisons Electrical Retailers which claims to have share capital of £150m."

Unless this is different (no company registered with that exact name)

LEWISONS ELECTRICAL RETAIL LIMITED

62-64 HIGTH STREET

TOTTON

SOUTHAMPTON

HAMPSHIRE

ENGLAND

SO409HN

Company No. 08653660

Status: Active - Proposal to Strike off

Date of Incorporation: 16/08/2013

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Company Type: Private Limited Company

Nature of Business (SIC):

None Supplied

Accounting Reference Date: 31/08

Last Accounts Made Up To: (NO ACCOUNTS FILED)

Next Accounts Due: 16/05/2015

Last Return Made Up To:

Next Return Due: 13/09/2014 OVERDUE

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Are you a Geek Dad/Uncle/Mum/Aunt? Ten Techy Gifts for kids this Xmas

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Custom wall papers have been around for a long time, as well a extra large format prints.

Surprised people have only just discovered them!

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Swiss McDonalds serves up no-holes-barred cheesy action to punters

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"Well, they would have seen some naked bodies performing the kinds of acts that resulted in their existance...."

That entirely depends on the movie, not sure about you but I don't think in any way what occurs in two girls one cup ever resulted in my birth.

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UK flights CRIPPLED by system outage that shut ALL London airspace

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Shit happens

We had a UPS literally blow up, chucking battery acid all over the place and catching fire. When that happens, you have to kill ALL power to the site.

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Denmark BANNED from viewing UK furniture website in copyright spat

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But surely....

...as Danishland is being targeted by Google AdWords, GOOGLE should be blocking All Danish IP addresses .

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Sonic BOOM: 10 blast-tastic soundbars

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WTF?

£800 for a SOUNDBAR!

Why? really WHY would you spend that money on effectively a MONO device (when you have 50cm of separation, it really is just a mono device pretending to be stereo.

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Re: The TV manufacturers really have taken us for chumps

You can't cram decent speakers into a 10mm thick enclosure, it's that simple.

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Europe's top court mulls vandal's right to privacy after bloke catches thug on home CCTV

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Hmm it's actually a grey area...The police stance:

"Using barbed/razor wire and broken glass in order to stop people getting in to your home is not advisable. You are making yourself liable to civil action as you owe a duty of care to ensure that visitors to your property are reasonably safe. Odd as it may seem, you also owe a duty of care to trespassers."

https://www.askthe.police.uk/content/Q78.htm

another couple of points of view:

The Criminal Justice Act 2003 provides some protection to householders. If a trespasser suffers an injury during the course of a crime, for which he is subsequently convicted and for which he could be sent to prison, he will only be able to sue the householder if he gets the court’s permission to do so....."

Note it says convicted and "sent to prison"

....there are more grey areas on the the site:

http://www.protectingyourself.co.uk/using-barbed-wire-glass-intruder-prevention-methods.html

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Yup, same reason you can't use razor wire on your fence in case the low life scum bag hurts himself.

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"well, they shouldn't have tried to photograph a cop/politician/journalist."

But it's ok for them to photograph / video you when you are not committing any offence. Go figure.

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Euro consumers have TOO MUCH choice – telco operators

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"EU market while the US does perfectly well with four or five"

Have the asked the consumers?

Thought not.

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Your data: Stolen through PIXELS

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Re: Most of my clients

"where would this leave my iMac clients?"

Sitting in Starbucks as normal....

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The Great Unwatched: BBC hails glorious digital future for Three

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Re: Under the banner of digital, the middle class marches on.®

So speaketh a non-parent!

So speaketh the parent of 2 girls, one preschooler and one primary age, both of whom prefer CBBC to Cbeebies.

Compared to CITV and others, the BBC ones blow them out of the water on content.

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Under the banner of digital, the middle class marches on.®

Right on brother! Power to the people.

Or maybe you are missing the fact that the primary audience for BBC3, tends to consume music, video and TV online, so actually it is the right channel, if any, to move off over-the-air.

You also failed to mention the facts that shit like Don't tell the bride is being dumped in favour of as they term it, long term programming.

With the release in budget, it allows CBBC, which actually has some good stuff for kids, to be extended, getting over the absurd situation where Cbeebies is on till later at night,

But still, Wolfie, sock it to the suits. Just remember to pick up socialist worker on the way home.

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DoJ's extra-territorial data demands: now Ireland is baulking

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Re: Surely...

Good luck....not many out there, unless you go Chinese.

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Re: Should Be A Laugh

Love what you did with the $ sign there....really original and witty.

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Firms will have to report OWN diverted profits under 'Google Tax' law

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Re: It is only a draft law

"if you utilise a scheme which clearly diverts profits out of the UK, you have to tell us, and then justify those actions"

OK we did it to maximise profits.

There, simple enough Mr Taxman?

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Facebook injects CREEPY search engine into mobile app

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Re: the ability to search for any post that's been shared with you

For now.

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Re: FUCK 'EM

"you need to delete your account."

Ha ha ha haaa haaa ha ha haaaaa!

Sorry, you're serious aren't you?

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Review mass-snoop laws regularly, says RIPA daddy Blunkett

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Is David Blunkett a commentard?

Just so far every single comment has one down vote.

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EU law bods: New eCall crash system WON'T TRACK YOU. Really

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Re: Lies, Lies and Politicians

Never said the concept is useless, but to say it will fix congestion is utter horse shit. Live in the West Midlands where hundreds of roads cross over, run under and run parallel to motorways and you will realise this isn't going to happen.

This is the UK where roads are densely packed and cell signal triangulation is nowhere near accurate enough to locate a vehicle that is causing a traffic jam. I think the multitude of cameras and people calling on mobiles will be much more accurate.

Where it will be very useful is quieter country roads where you may fly of a lane and cars go by without noticing you, if there are any cars at all.

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Re: Lies, Lies and Politicians

So this magic system can tell if I'm on the motorway or the road passing over it? I'm impressed.

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Lies, Lies and Politicians

"They also say it will reduce road congestion."

How does it do that without tracking a vehicles movement and periodic polling?

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Internet cash-point boss says 'no thanks' to ICANN's web power grab

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Or I can summarize a little differently.

Power hungry wanted more power, without any form of oversight, election or mandate, on the pretext they were filling a gap in governance.

In the real world, we would call this a dictatorship.

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Google pushes 'go' on Android Studio

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WTF?

Eh?

"the Android Studio IDE, to escape from the Chocolate Factory's near-impenetrable Beta compound."

I thought Beta = public go live for Google?

it only stop being beta when it a) generate enough advertising stream to go live, or b) generates little advertising revenue and is canned.

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This Christmas, demand the right to a silent night

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My favourite response...

(best to sound that you're in a foul mood). I can't help you know . I've just got the kids to sleep,and you've just woken them up, thanks. <hang up>

Seriously it works all the time, even if it's 3am and it's a top director.

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GERONTIC 'Ghost ship' prowled the undersea cables of the 1940s

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Lousy, cheap, click bait.....

...wow a ship laying phone lines almost 70 years ago, somehow is tied up with GCHQ today?

Next weeks head line.

GPO are terrorists as exchange used in 1947 handled a phone call made in 2013 to a convicted terrorist.

Shame, it could of been a interesting article without the crap.

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Sacre block! French publishers to sue Adblock maker – report

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Re: Money speaks, as usual

Or by default, maybe it should be unticked? Opt in rather than opt out.

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