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Google opens Inbox – email for people too thick to handle email

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Re: Bloody hell!

Blimey, if you've drunk wine a hundred times, no wonder you are having issues...

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Amazon's AWS opens data center in Germany – just as we said

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"saying customers’ content can now fall entirely under the umbrella of European Union data protection laws and outside the reach of United States regulations like the Patriot Act......Further, he said, requests for data from the US authorities had to be legally binding – via court order – and couldn’t be over-reaching....."

Tell the US courts that.....Microsoft will beg to differ.

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Ad-borne Cryptowall ransomware is set to claim FRESH VICTIMS

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Well lets name them....

"...the advertising networks upon which they relied for dynamic content were inadvertently serving malware – which in turn, was not due to an explicit compromise of the networks; rather, it was due to the networks accepting ads from a malicious source without screening detection"

name the ad-slinger agencies. Then "customers" (if they don't already) can block them, people that pay for legit services can drop them and content filters (browser or software) can block them.

If say Amazon had hijacked pages that installed crap on a machine, we would soon know, so why are the ad-slingers getting away with it.

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Consumers start feeling the love as Chromebook sales surge

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Can we have figures that mean something?

A 67% increase on 100 or a billion?

Sick of this useless marketing bullshit speak.

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Chipmaker FTDI bricking counterfeit kit

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Re: The elephant in the room is...

@malcom

To be part of a Windows Update, the driver has to be certified by MS i.e. pass it's tests. I would hope that it would of shown up.

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Vulture trails claw across Lenovo's touchy N20p Chromebook

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Re: The SD card design is deliberate

"I had to do on the Samsung arm chromebook (I even had to write my own power manager to suspend it correctly on lid close, none of the stock ones work on that abomination)."

Surely the issue is the lack of correctly functioning drivers for the hardware, not the hardware itself?

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Want to own .app, .blog or .pet? Best sell a third of yourself for $100m on London Stock Exchange

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Hey the late nineties called....

...they want the .bubble back!

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Microsoft promises Windows 10 will mean two-factor auth for all

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Go round, set them up a child account with no password and then they can't install anything with out a password.

Jobs a good un, no more crap software to worry about.

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Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012

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"El Reg understands that Facebook UK continues to operate at a loss because of its growing workforce in Blighty."

*Cough* bullshit *cough*

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Marissa! Mayer! ends! 21! month! dry! spell! as! Yahoo! sales! grow!

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WTF?

What?

"We saw continued stability in the business, and our investments allowed us to bring beautiful products to our users...."

It's an unholy mess.

The home page makes the Daily Star look like a paper for the intellectual elite, populated by little more than racist morons on the forums.

Mail has become a mess of ads and bloat as well as the fact it nags you to install i.e. and set your mobile phone number every fucking time you log in.

Yahoo chat (remember that) became a huge buggy resource hogger.

Answers is populated by 18 year olds at home looking after their 4 kids.

The only half decent thing was the new Flickr interface.

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YARR! Pirates walk the plank: DMCA magnets sink in Google results

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Re: In the interest of balance..

"the British Recorded Music Industry was the largest complainant last year, submitting 43.3 million takedown requests."

Really?

How can that many have ANY sort of quality control. There must of been a heck of a lot of false positives in that lot. Do they compensate the owners?

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You get what you pay for: Kingston's SSDNow V310 960GB whopper

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Why does it cost more?

Maybe something to do with the multi-billion pound costs involved in setting up a fab plant?

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NSA approves Samsung Knox for use by TOP SECRET g-men

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Re: Odd subtitle.

Heard of a search engine?

Let me help:

Chaebol (hangul: 재벌 ; Korean pronunciation: [/t͡ɕɛ̝bʌ̹ɭ/]; from chae: wealth or property + pol: faction or clan) refers to a South Korean form of business conglomerate.

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Computer misuse: Brits could face LIFE IN PRISON for serious hacking offences

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So let me get this right....

...if I hack (not that I'd have a clue how to) into the Israeli defence force and told a load of Palestinians that they we're going to lob a load of cluster bombs in the general area of a Hamas leader. Will I be charged as i clearly have SAVED a lot of lives.

Actually take it further....

Do the above and inform a Hamas leader he is about to be assassinated at 3pm outside the mosque, so he avoids the assassination.

Israel may say I have compromised the security of a nation, but the Palestinians will say I saved the security of a nation.

One man's terrorist and all that.

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NOT OK GOOGLE: Android images can conceal code

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If I get this right....

... it's like the MS JPG issue from several years back. In order to get "infected" by the jpg, your machine had to be compromised first.

This is the same thing, but comes in a lovely all-in-one package.

Nice to see past mistakes are learnt and improved on to make the customer experience easier.

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Really... an iKeyfob? Apple continues war on fanbois' pockets

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Re: It's an Apple car patent

Which just goes to show they are patent trolls.

Patent everything, no matter how minor, then if someone else does it. BANG, gazzilion dollars or we block all imports.

This is just so vague it could cover anything, so it's bound to get passed.

BTW, Clifford alarms and may others have auto start and keyless entry.

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MARS NEEDS WOMEN, claims NASA pseudo 'naut: They eat less

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Seems sensible...

It does make a lot of sense, but I do ask one thing, teach them how to wear a bloody jumper instead of turning the heating up to 25 degrees, otherwise all those savings will be lost!

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CAGE MATCH: Microsoft, Dell open co-located bit barns in Oz

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It certainly makes it easier for the Great Wall Of Australia to be built a little higher.

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Steelie Neelie orders Germany to sort out its mobe charges – or EU will go FULL LEGAL

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Re: 5 Warnings?

And "we" want to leave the EU and be left at the mercy of our own government's Quango's to "manage" pricing. You know the same ones that tend to say "competition will lead to lower pricing"

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Carders punch holes through Staples

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"We take the protection of customer information very seriously, and are working to resolve the situation"

Why don't you just dial-a-stock-response and have done with it, will save a lot of time in the long run.

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ISPs handbagged: BLOCK knock-off sites, rules beak

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I found another scam site....call the cops!

http://www.montblanc.com/en-gb/shop/writing-instruments/meisterstck/black-resin-gold/149-fountain-pen-10575.aspx

£620 for a plastic pen with a bit of gold plating. Clearly a site designed to rip of the gullible.

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Citizenfour: Poitras' doco is about NSA and GCHQ – NOT Snowden

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Cash that you got from a shop 100 miles away, not a local cash point...serial numbers and all that...

Oh and wear gloves when handling it.

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Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?

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Actually Sony are not that bad, way better than Samsung. I have a Samsung, wifey had a Sony (until she drowned it). Both roughly same generation, her's was updated twice during it's life time and my Samsung.....still waiting.

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China gets free pass from EU commish as telco probe dropped

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Hmmm

"via tax credits, low interest rate loans from state-owned banks, or cheap electricity."

Sound like much of the EU to me....

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Whisper chief: 'We're not infallible but strive to do right by our anonymous users'

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Ooops...

"if a user claims to be a health care professional concerned about Ebola, we may review their recent posts to help assess the authenticity of the Whisper before featuring it."

Oh dear, you shouldn't say that. By pre-vetting conversations, it makes you responsible for the post, therefore complicit in libel cases (that's the UK, I believe the US is similar). That's why often even moderated forums simply delete them, rather than prevent them happing as it makes it more of a grey area.

Of course the whole libel thing is a minefield anyway, this just makes it less of a defence to say, "I wasn't aware of the post and when I was, I removed it)

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Police stats inflate the number of guns actually stolen in Blighty

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Police Lie to Scaremonger Shocker!

Who would of thought it?

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Sysadmin with EBOLA? Gartner's issued advice to debug your biz

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One they forgot....

...if someone (not matter how fucking unlikely) comes into your office and starts to shit and puke everywhere and you decide to clean it up without any protection, then decide to wipe you mouth or eyes without any proper cleaning of hands and clothes, you have bigger heath issues to worry about.

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Want a more fuel efficient car? Then redesign it – here's how

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I've gone one extreme to the other....

I've built and owned a kit car, and now own a little (new) Hyundai i10.

The Tiger (kit car) was tuned to go fast, end of. Twin 45's, fast road cams, race tuned engine, the lot.

"Good" careful driving, 20 - 30 mph. err "Proper" driving, err maybe 5 -10, if I'm not trying to kick out 2ft flames out the exhaust, then you are looking at 3 or 4mpg (look fantastic at night though).

I could of retuned it, but whats the point, that's not why I bought the car.

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Now the i10.

That has changed my driving a lot by using "nag" mode. The mpg is set to update constantly, I now try to get it hitting the magic 99.9pmg as much as possible. By doing this, my average has gone from 45mpg to 52mpg, but on the motorway, on the falt, using cruise control, that can easily hit 70mpg.

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One thing this car has shown is how even "minor" thing really affect the performance.

Switch from one road surface to another and you can see it drop by up to 5mph (easy on the motorways round by me). Even a slight incline will drop it by some amount, a slight decline of course does the reverse, a steep hill really affects it, so much so a bigger engined car may well be more efficient.

Tyre pressures of course do, running a slightly lower pressure, knocked about 5mpg off.

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The two cars do have one thing common, weight. neither weighed anywhere as much as my previous cars, but adding extra people or goods really, really affects the performance. In the kit car, some of my friends would add almost 15% extra weight to the car, despite only being a two seat. Add the wife and kids to the i10, your looking at 20 - 25% extra.

This makes one of the biggest diference for all of them

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WAITER! There's a Flappy Bird in my Lollipop!

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See Google copying MS again...

...adding pointless bloat to the code, chewing up valuable space.

One day, just one day, we may get a lean, mean code that runs a dream.....oh look a pig, that appears to be in the air.

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NetWare sales revive in China thanks to that man Snowden

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Re: Was it hell....

Don't care much for the OS, but I do know IPX/SPX was fucking horrible....

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Re: Cheyenne ArcServe.

Hey leave it alone, it was fantastic at verifying data on blank tapes..

Back Up successful...Check!

Verified data....Check!

Restore data...waddya mean the tapes are ****ing blank? What ALL of them?

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'Urika': Cray unveils new 1,500-core big data crunching monster

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Yes but can it play...

....you know the rest

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Citrix: Wearables allow conference calls 'while rocking a baby to sleep'

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“Take a jog while you’re taking a meeting.”

Imagine the conferece!

...has joined the conference...pant, pant, grunt, pant..I just want...pant, pant, to ask, pant, pant...urggh

CLICK!

WTF? Can we fire that sicko?

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Microsoft, Docker bid to bring Linux-y containers to Windows: What YOU need to know

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WTF?

"Windows is always trying to catch-up to Linux."

Really? And what year did Linux get even a half decent interface that the average Joe could use?

I remember the days when you had to mount the CD drive to use it, then unmount the bloody thing, just to eject a disk. God help you trying to get it to play the content.

Maybe if your 16 and new to computing you think that Linux is way ahead, but trust me, it took a long time coming for it be even remotely usable for the masses.

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Martha Lane Fox: YEUCH! The Internet is MADE by MEN?!?

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I totally agree with mandatory voting....

on the condition the last box is:

They are all bunch of self absorbed useless muppets and my vote is to show I disagree with all of them.

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NASTY SSL 3.0 vuln to be revealed soon – sources (Update: It's POODLE)

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Re: What's the hold up?

"I heard that Apple have filed a patent application on it"

Not until someone else has been using it for some time.

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Do Moan! MONSTER 6-day EMAIL OUTAGE hits Domain Monster

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'sucker@gullible.ltd.uk' is a better email address than gulliblesucker@gmail.com too.

yup got to love those @lycos,co.uk and @freeserve.co.uk addresses.

The reason you have a dedicated domain address is when you get pissed off with a hosting method, be it your own or a mega corp, it's (hopefully) easy to change your MX record and get it moved away, a lot easier than contacting the many (10's or 100's) of thousands of people that have may have your current email address and asking them to change it.

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Xiaomi boss snaps back at Jony Ive's iPhone rival 'theft' swipe

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Re: Real design changes

you missed out, where the stock fix for for misbehaving software is something other than "reset to factory default"

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Rebellion sees Chromium reverse plans to dump EXT filesystem

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£100 each pah, bet you didn't even have to solder it in...kids today.

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Philip Morris seeks pay-per-puff patent to help you STOP smoking

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SCUM

"For example the user buys daily or weekly or monthly smoking time from the Internet application supported on the PC"

So when they run out of credit, then can easily pop down the shops and buy some lovely, REAL cigarettes. Is that what you want, lovely cigarettes. Hmmmm smooooth...

Give me a gun and I'll happily shoot the owners in the head having buried my brother aged 42 who died from lung cancer and brain tumours.

On the good side of that, 6 friends and family immediately gave up smoking and NO ONE close to me no smokes,

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Heistmeisters crack cost of safecrackers with $150 widget

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Re: No video

I think it uses something called flash? No idea, I just get a blank window with a "f" in one corner.

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Crims zapped mobes, slabs we collared for evidence, wail cops

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One thing they haven't clarified...

...are these phone the crims devices?

If my phone was nicked, I'd remote wipe it. Police take said stolen phone as evidence from crim

The crim has not wiped the phone, I have.

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Re: Have they not heard of Faraday bags?

They do use them...standard procedure, but at some point it has to come out, also they are not 100% perfect

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OMG, we're gonna be invaded by NEXUS 6 replicants – no, wait. It's just a rumored phablet

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Pah...

..I'll take your puny 6.3" Mega and raise you a 6.4" Sony Xperia Z Ultra.

http://www.sonymobile.com/gb/products/phones/xperia-z-ultra/specifications/#tabs

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Let down by a lousy UberX driver? They probably skipped the 'optional $65 customer service training course'

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Just one question...

why do we constantly compare Uber et al to Taxis?

Surely they should be compared to minicabs, as you effectively have to "book" the service and not just get into one.

Minicabs also have different laws / rules to Taxi's, for starters they can't be flagged down or park up waiting for a fare to get in.

Or am I missing something?

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You can ring my #bellogate. EMAIL STORM hits 29,000 hapless UCL students

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Re: Not so true

"Anon for obvious reasons"

Would that be for the appalling spelling and grammar?

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Protesters stop ground breaking on world's largest telescope

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Re: Wow Ten times further

"that's 116.2 billion years before the creation of the universe".

To the best of our knowledge, for all we know, we could be in a inner universe, with another surrounding it, much further out.

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So long, Rory: AMD board names Lisa Su president and CEO

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It's nice to see...

...a CEO of a Tech company that has the background so she can understand what the hell people are on about, with resorting to crayons and pie charts.

Many of the big tech companies were founded this way, but now seem to be run by those with a MBA or Finance background.

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Hey, non-US websites – FBI don't have to show you any stinkin' warrant

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Re: A USA Inc marketing ploy?

So by that assumption,that outside of the country of residence all systems are fair game to hack, everyone else can hack US severs. After all they *may* contain illegal material.

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Re-light my diode: Trio of boffins scoop physics Nobel for BLUE LEDs

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to be fair, he probably also said we'd be flying around in atomic powered cars

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