* Posts by Lost all faith...

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Quantum of Suspicion: Despite another $29m, D-Wave doubts remain

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Re: I heard they just need $50M more to complete time travel machine

Thanks for the $100 million, but after successfully testing in 2017, I found out I need $500 million.

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Re: I heard they just need $50M more to complete time travel machine

I successfully time travelled next year, but due to funding issues, I can't repeat it, but for a mere $100 million, I can repeat it.

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HP: We're gonna book $1bn worth of Server 2003 sales THIS WEEK

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One thing Gartner forgot...

It's coming near to financial year end in a lot of countries. That extra cash has to be dumped and fast....

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'Revenge porn' bully told not to post people's nude pics online. That's it. That's his punishment

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"but here in Germany it would be an offence to publish a photo, let alone a nude photo of somebody without their express permission."

Are you sure?

It would be impossible to publish a picture of say a public protest, a football match or a concert.

Can you explain how permission was sought for everyone in this picture?

http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/photo-gallery-the-birth-of-a-movement-fotostrecke-122785.html

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Why Microsoft's 3D HoloLens goggles aren't for Google Glassholes

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Re: @L05ER Pay no attention to the OS behind the lenses

Sure, can you get my Lync client working with the 3000 people on our internal system and the 20,000+ we are federated with?

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Microsoft Outlook comes to Android, iOS: MS email now a bit less painful on mobile

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Re: What's wrong with the built-in mail client on WP8.x?

Forwarding. Grrrrr

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Strap on fitness finesse: Withings Activité Pop

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Re: Activite vs Fitbit Surge

Can you enlighten me, what is the point of monitoring your sleep?

I'm being serious, I'd love to know why?

For me, if tired in morning, not enough / or crap nights sleep.

Feel OK, decent nights sleep.

Can't see how monitoring it would help me...

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Bill Gates – I WISH I was like Zuck and spoke Chinese. Yep, I drink poo

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Re: French - Anything but easy.

And with Romanian, if a name ends in an "A", your pretty confident it's going to be a female on the end of the phone / email. Saves the awkwardness of asking if he/she can get back in touch.

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BITE that APPLE if you want to escape the Android garden, Microsoft

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People are missing the point...

...you wouldn't buy a 365 JUST to use with a tablet, it would complement your other kit. So in a meeting, do you presentation from Powerpoint, scribble some notes in One note on the train, email a word document etc, all sync'd to 365. Then go back to the office / home and jump on your laptop and tidy it all up and create the next batch of stuff you need.

If was a mobile worker I could see the real benefit, but I'm not, so don't really have the need, but I can still see where it comes from.

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Boffin finds formula for four-year-five-nines disk arrays

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Of course this all falls down....

...when you own the data centre and work just across the corridor.

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Facebook kills pic of Mohammed weeks after Zuck's Je suis Charlie!

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It's the US way I'm afraid.

Show people getting shot dead on live TV....OK

Show a bit of boob, end of the world.

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Spartan on Windows 7? Microsoft is 'watching demand'

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Re: "Free"?

I read it as free to install for the 1st year, i.e.. if you are an early adopter, it's free. If I recall they did a version of Win7 for the first 6 months or year that was heavily discounted.

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Re: It's the app store, stupid

Good Point:

I hear-by ask that Microsoft start using Adobe and Java to push out their browser and having it automatically be installed and set as default browser every-time the aforementioned programmes do their updates.

Wouldn't surprise me 50% of the Chrome install base was done this way. My parents have chrome installed and they have no idea what it is.

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Re: Clippy needs to come back

Hi I see you are using a MS browser, it may be a modern one fully capable of rendering the page correctly if left untouched, but the web dev is still making it render as a ie6 / ie7 compliant, therefore it will be completely screwed.

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Re: Oh great

That's no way to talk about Chrome and Firefox.

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Scouts take down database due to 'security vulnerabilities'

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"There is no evidence at all to suggest that there have any breaches in security."

Granted we haven't looked, but pretty sure nothing has happened.

To be pedantic if someone, even accidentally, went to a page they shouldn't of had access to, then there is a breach right there.

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Care.data refuseniks will be DENIED CANCER SCREENING invites

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Re: Needs to be Scrapped.

"so these 3rd party suppliers of screening programs etc are private companies that will be given our data ...and when its in their hands how do we have confidence in how they will handle this data."

Well let's face it, the public sector has a pretty piss poor record when it comes to keep data safe.

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Re: Easily fixed

You missed a few zeros off that

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Re: Nothing wrong here

Upvote for wazzock, but I do feel we need to bring in more, numpty's, pillocks and twonks.

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Re: Nothing wrong here

I presume that some areas are done by 3rd parties, so therefore cannot be handed over.

For example my Physio was done by a private company, due to a shortage in the NHS

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Wall St wolves tear chunk off Microsoft: There goes $30bn!

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Re: OK, it's a personal issue, but...

"...after a surrealistically bad session with Microsoft "help" last night, I kind of wish MS the worst."

Uh huh,they gave you a call to tell you you had a virus, and let me guess you let them take control of your pc after you handed over your credit card info, so they could remove the virus by installing their software?

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A side note...

..who is the Dana Bass in the tweet?

Is she important? Looks like she may be from Bloomberg, but does this random tweet actually add anything?

Is the fact it got re-tweeted a whole 1 time a good thing?

Or is it simply padding and pointless?

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Google Translate MEAT GRINDER turns gay into 'faggot', 'poof', 'queen'

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Of course the flip side

Faggot gets changed to fagot

Synonyms of fagot

noun

queen, fairy, nance, poof, fag, queer, pansy, pouf

Odd I thought it was a "meat" dish, mainly made from offal.

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What's that, Microsoft? Yep, a Lumia and Surface SALES BOOM

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Re: Bizzarrely..

How much does Google make from <insert generic no-name brand here>?

They don't care much about initial sales cost, the money these days is in after market sales. So even if they make a small loss, if someone buys an app or buys some music, they start to claw it back.

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Re: Keep on Truckin'

What?

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Re: Bizzarrely..

Does the HDMI work OK with iPlayer 4oD etc? Some people on here were asking if it did or not.

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Consistant reporting please:

Samsung 320 Million IN A YEAR

1.1 Billion IN A YEAR

10.5 Million IN A QUARTER

Of course shipped != sold, but that's another argument.

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Yahoo's! Mayer!: We'll! spin! off! $40bn! Alibaba! stake! and! pay! ZERO! tax! on! it! Ha!

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So....

...what do they have left?

Yahoo home page is the Daily Star of the internet, where the "news" seems to consist of what Kim Karadashian had for lunch or what happened on yesterdays Big Brother. The comment section is inhabited by those to stupid to read the Daily Mail or the Sun.

Flickr is good, but falling in popularity due to Facebook.

Yahoo mail, just constantly wants you to install IE, even if you are using IE, mainly because the 50% of the screen appears to render the adverts better.

Then there is errrrr....

It simply now the gutter press end of the market.

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YouTube flushes Flash for future flicks

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Re: p0wned

It is da people trying to get down with da kids, innit?

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Re: nice one

You may be surprised to learn Reader and Flash are not their only products.

Of course moving everything to the Cloud and subscription models may be a deadly move for them.

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Regin super-malware has Five Eyes fingerprints all over it says Kaspersky

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"Extreme complexity"? This from people who have just reversed engineered both of them. Modest, huh?"

Read up on it, not just Kaspersky, but other AV vendors as well and see how complex it is. Then comment.

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Opera Jon weaves a brand new browser

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Re: It's Opera

but in reality it's a re-skinned Iron.

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Twitter ATTENTION SEEKERS can now blab to each other IN PRIVATE

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Creep

Viewing and playing videos is just as simple: videos are previewed with a thumbnail and you can play them with just one tap

For now.

Next year it will be , "a select few partners will be able to auto start videos to enhance your experience by providing location and content aware promotional videos."

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P0wning for the fjords: Malware turns drones into DEAD PARROT

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Drones have been hacked and Jacked(tm) before.

http://www.gizmag.com/skyjack-hijacks-other-drones/30055/

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Facebook: Oi, Lizard Squad – we can take down our own site, ta

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Re: Stop the front page

Yes but how will the news sites get any news with Facebook and twitter down?

How will the Reg be able to insert #randomblokesays halfway into articles to pad them out ?

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Jellybean upgrade too hard for Choc Factory, but not for YOU

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Re: So let me get this right...

Nope that would be ALL 5 & ALL 4

Otherwise, you would have to exclude service packs for MS as well.

Also with MS there is a defined road map for EoL

http://support2.microsoft.com/lifecycle/search/default.aspx?alpha=Windows+8

Can you supply Google's please?

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Re: So let me get this right...

So that's ok then is it? We don't think many will push out the update, so we won't bother.

This is a multi-billion pound business, not some back street shop. Heck they can even claim it as a cost to get their massive profits back to zero.

What a shit attitude.

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Re: So let me get this right...

Sony for one.

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Re: Technical or financial

but if Google don't supply the update, how are the carriers supposed to push it out?

Google's issue 100%. If they release the code and then the carriers don't push it out, then it's the carriers issue.

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So let me get this right...

90 days to fix code, unless it's ours, then we just say it's too old and we can't be arsed.

Hypocrisy at it's best.

Google's new mantra: Don't be evil, unless it's to our benefit.

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Great Firewall of China blasts DDoS attacks at random IP addresses

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Re: Simple Solution

I don't know, maybe your not a multinational company?

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Brightstar deal means Post Office mobile network could be a thing

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Re: Stamp it out

Post Office = Place where envelopes cost 10x <insert shop name> envelopes, reduced staff at peak times, full of stuff no-one uses & the place to go when your internet and / or printer are not working.

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Re: Post Office Telecom, for your landlines and your mobiles

Maybe they should rename the Post office to say some less specific to avoid confusion, say the General Post Office, then maybe with a specific section for phones, a good patriotic name, say British Telecom.

I know it's a bit of a long winded, so just rebrand it to BT and maybe get the public onside by selling a few shares.

Now they could set up their own networks of mobile cells, maybe call it CellNet, or just give on that idea, and just buy out an existing carrier, say EE?

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Welcome to Spartan, Microsoft's persuasive argument for... Chrome

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Re: Real men...

That's a real insecure spartan browser!

Fixed.

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'One day, YOU won't be able to SENSE the INTERNET,' vows Schmidt

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I love it,...

...it's going to be amazing, no really...

The kettle will turn on because I've just pulled up on the drive. 30 seconds later it will blow up because there is no water in it.

My fridge will have ordered me a £6 bottle of milk, because it knew I was running, low so ordered one + delivery costs. Now I have two, because I picked on up on my way home.

The washing machine will be finishing it's 2hr 45min cycle; granted it was empty because it doesn't load itself.

The oven will be cooking nothing at 220c because it's Sunday and it knows I like a good Sunday Roast, but it doesn't know I'm going round a friends house because I didn't post it on Facebook.

Never mind, I have 3000 hours of TV to watch when I get back because I once commented on Facebook that I've only ever seen one episode of "Friends" and people have said it's amazeballs, so it's kindly downloaded the entire back catalogue.

Now apparently I've got to do some work, as Google have told me that's what I should be doing right now.

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Oi, Aussie sports fans! Take that selfie stick and stick it

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Re: So does this mean...

Good for you, thanks for letting us know.

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Developers, developers, developers! But WILL they support Windows 10?

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Re: The Windows Platform?

Ah so wrapping an app around a responsive web pages are we?

That's all a hell of a lot of these so called "apps" are.

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Drinking to forget? OK. But first, eat a curry... QUICK!

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Re: Curry...

Go find yourself a proper curry house, easy to spot, they are full of Indian's, not drunk white people. Leicester is a good place to start :-)

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Google splashes $80k on Chrome 40 bug splatting

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Can some one clarify

FFmpeg...

Is this the same one in VLC?

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