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CIA super-spy so sorry spies spied on Senate's torture scrutiny PCs

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Re: removing information the Senators are using to investigate CIA activities

Ahh I see, a bit like Facebook , but in reverse?

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Microsoft stands on shore as tablet-laden boat sails away

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Re: "Far more of an issue for Android than Windows these days"

"isn't that an issue only when you accept downloads from unauthorized sources ?"

So to sum up, Android is great because you are not locked into a walled garden, but if you decide to go through the big open gate, it's your own fault if you get mauled to death by lions?

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POW! Apple smites Macbook Air EFI firmware update borkage

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I'm just surprised it doesn't have a back up "BIOS" like most PC motherboards since about 2000...or does it?

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Nice computers don’t need to go to the toilet, says Barclays

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Re: Self service checkouts

I agree, I can usually belt through one of these in about 1/10 the time I can a normal checkout.

Here are two top tips.

One, if it's light, life a birthday card, slam it onto the weighing machine.

Two: If you get "unexpected item..blah, blah", just hit using my own bags. 9/10 times it fixes it.

Plus the upside is you can actually use the amount of bags you need as opposed to the amount they want you to use.

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Recording lawsuit targets Ford, GM in-car CD recorders

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Ahh The American Music Way....

The Land Of The Free......money.

Don't create, don't innovate...just litigate.

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Thirteen Astonishing True Facts You Never Knew About SCREWS

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Re: Offensive to Brummies

No need be offended, the Brummies are just more intelligent than those southern softies....you can hammer screws

http://www.screwfix.com/c/screws-nails-fixings/hammer-fixings/cat840070

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Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro

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Re: Computers in Schools?

Let me guess, power looms and spinning frames should also be removed from the work place as they are de-skilling the workforce?

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Re: What child needs a macbook pro?

@P.Lee.

Square root of 254715884574445885.57415854 * 156941 / 3.2554455

No machines allowed., after all, your schooling taught you to do this didn't it?

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Re: What child needs a macbook pro?

A slide rule and log rule is a tool. So only working out in the head is allowed.

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Re: Depends on what it is for...

@RAMChYLD

Well, it's EFI and Intel... Run Linux on it. At least with Apple's desktop offerings, you can run alternative OSes on it

....as opposed to not being able to on Windows pc's?

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Re: Still too expensive

"microshaft, still don't get that. I couldn't believe when I got a windows 8 laptop last year*, that it still couldn't open a .mov file from my camera with mediaplayer."

Oh dear, oh dear.

You know that a .Mov is an Apple format?

Try opening a wmv file with a Apples default player....same result.

You need to add a codec or alternative media player to get either to work.

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Too rich for an iPhone 6? How about a gold-plated Brikk?

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Money...

....taste.

So often they never mix well.

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Apple 'sapphire glass' fronts for iPhone 6? It's NEWS to SUPPLIERS

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Another day

....another random guess at another random Apple product.

Bored now.

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TV rudeboy and Outsourcery boss Linney joins Gov.UK SME panel

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How to get a job as a government advisor

Appear on a "reality" business type show.

Job done.

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14 antivirus apps found to have security problems

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May of been something to do with this line....which TBH I think is a bit lame.

"The largest vendors weren't notified as they should be already dedicating their sizable resources to vulnerability research."

Phew thank goodness Oracle and Adobe are only little companies, because with that attitude, users of a bigger company's software could be in real trouble.

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Adam Afriyie MP: Smart meters are NOT so smart

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I had one of those sort of smart meter things

...you know the ones supplied by British Gas. It sat there looking pretty, wasting electricity.

Still I did save a lot of money....I changed supplier.

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Microsoft says 'weird things' can happen during Windows Server 2003 migrations

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WTF?

Eh?

Not sure if misunderstanding that post, but R2 was only released October last year?

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CAPTCHA challenges you to copy pointillist painter Seurat's classic

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Re: Am I alone in seeing the word...

Pull up a chair...Now tell me about your mother....

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Re: The next obvious steps in captcha town

"Now remove your clothes and turn on the webcam".

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Israel's Iron Dome missile tech stolen by Chinese hackers

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Re: so seriously critical files were kept on an acessable server ?

They had to close the air gap as the lock down on USB drives, after the Edward Snowden incident, made it difficult to share files between officials.

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Audio tech upstart DTS takes on Wi-Fi speaker juggernaut Sonos

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Re: McIntosh, Sonus Faber and Wadia audio system brands

Sonus Faber have been around 30 years..

Mcintosh Labs? Founded 1949....

So remind me, who is ripping of who again?

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Need a US visa, passport? Prepare for misery: Database crash strands thousands

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Re: I'll c u a k...

And the root cause will be

Computer User - Non-Technical

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Bose says today is F*** With Dre Day: Beats sued in patent battle

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Re: Noise cancelling

"Sony media player with music ripped with the highest possible mp3 fidelity"...

Oh dear, that is flame-bait around here, pull up a chair.

Sony....they the creators of the root kit, that made root kits popular (don't worry about being different divisions, that is irrelevant)

MP3....come on FLAC dear boy do keep up....MP3 is BAD, even if you can't actually tell the difference.

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The END of the FONDLESLAB KINGS? Apple and Samsung have reason to FEAR

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Re: @20legend

Really?you could buy a no name android and replace it every year with the "latest" model and still be better off.

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UK.gov's Open Source switch WON'T get rid of Microsoft, y'know

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Re: Macros

Not sure why you got the down vote, you are spot on.

Why do you think XP is still around? Because it works, people know it and despite what people in IT think, people don't want to fuck around for 3 months trying to work out how to print in A3 on both sides instead of A4 single sided.

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Apple smacked with privacy sueball over Location Services

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Re: Base stations.

the base stations do track you, other wise they wouldn't be able to hand over to other cells. This is no secret, it how they work. If you are on about do they keep it? Yes they do, it helps with billing, fault diagnostics and a whole load of other things.

If you don't want to be tracked, don't turn it on.

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Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid: The plug-in for plutocrats

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Meh

To be fair, if I'd spent close on 7 years training, I'd expect a decent salary.

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Australia floats website blocks and ISP liability to stop copyright thieves

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Re: So will this work for the little guys?

sure, just send a cheque to the local MP made payable to an offshore account and he'll sort the rest.

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'Unsolicited texts' outrage: Man fined £4k for DPA breach

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Re: Not charged for SPAM txts?

I stand corrected..always dealt with the premium rate ones.

That said, the guy was licensed from the UK for data protection, but if the texts come from abroad....it gets a bit messy.

Still need that humble pie icon.

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Not charged for SPAM txts?

That's because that's nothing to do with the ICO that's why. Bit like the RSPCA taking you to court for a speeding fine (don't give them any ideas).

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Auntie remains MYSTIFIED by that weekend BBC iPlayer and website outage

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Re: 58 application servers and 10 database servers for metadata

Why? Care to elaborate?

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YouTube radio stream boss 'quits Google' amid outcry from indie labels

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I think that this new service will be dead from the negative publicity before it even goes live.

'fraid not.

We are now so conditioned to putting up with shit, to get something for free, Joe public will just go "meh, I can still get talentless plastic bimbo videos, so I'm happy!

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Re: Curious..

This is Google. No one argues with anyone else. No one disagrees about anything and everything is good, no matter what anyone says. Google knows best dear.

Now please move on.

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Bad back? Show some spine and stop popping paracetamol

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The human spine is poorly-designed for the rigours of modern life,

You mean sat on your ass for 8 hours day, only moving to eat some processed food and interspersed with the occasional movement to the bus or car?

As with the obesity problem, many of our modern aliments are not caused by bad diet, pollutions or the stresses of modern life, but the fact the majority of us these days are sat around on our arses day in day out. Many peoples can be fixed or issues lessened by getting out and about a little more. For may with back issues, doing a batch of sit ups each day will help (yes stomach muscles help with you back, not back muscles).

The only concern I have about the report is the fact that it was conducted by one of the largest pharma's in the world testing one of the cheapest drugs in the world. It may be genuine, but when you have a company with a vested interest in getting a negative result, you have to wonder.

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Mozilla fixes CRITICAL security holes in Firefox, urges v31 upgrade

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Re: firefox ESR updated too

And at this point I chip in with the usual...Chrome? Surely you mean SRWare Iron?

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Android ransomware demands 12x more cash, targets English-speakers

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Re: $300?

Until you realise the person involved has no idea what either their Google ID or PW is...

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Re: Hmmm

enable third party / untrusted apk installs

Such as Amazon's site?

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PayPal post-checkout cash slurp a FEATURE not a BUG

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Re: WTF?

I've emailed the FCA (name change) asking how this is possible,

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WTF?

Let me get this right? So a seller can add any sum AFTER you have approved a transaction?

How is this even legal?

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Report: Google back in Europe's crosshairs over web domination claims

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Re: Is there a way to circumvent the EUs ruling?

I like the way that i.e. and media player is integrated with Windows. Could Microsoft put more software in their OS for free?

One rule for everyone please.

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Motorist 'thought car had caught fire' as Adele track came on stereo

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Lets hope...

.."Smack my bitch up" doesn't come on shall we?

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Re: Red X

...until I can actually see a hazard...at which point, at 70mph I have a few seconds to force my way across, forcing everyone else to slam on the brakes causing a massive tailback and potential fatal pile up, because I can't be arsed to wait that extra 5 minutes. Dicks.

there fixed it for you.

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Lawyer reviewing terror laws and special powers: Definition of 'terrorism' is too broad

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Re: I have argued for many years

@ Mad Mike, I see the random down voter is back...either the home office are bored or the anti terror squad are...

Lets take two lovely scenarios.

Ukraine and Israel.

Current Ukraine Government GOOD! "Rebels" (see the clever wording right there) BAD! US/UK GOOD, Russian BAD

Facts, but not how we (the west) like to present them.

A democratically elected government (larger majority than the Tories BTW) was overthrown and now the freedom fighters with backing from the Russians want to restore the democratically elected government, Failing that, Crimea and the east of the country, which is of mainly Russian heritage, are fighting for and independent state.

Israel (Good, in the view of the UK and US). Palestine BAD

Palestine, is fighting to overcome the occupying force, Israel, which refuse to acknowledge the state of Palestine and continues to occupy large amounts of land thanks to overwhelming force and by illegal methods of collective punishment, such as restricting water supplies and destroying power stations. The Palestinians who suffer constant air, sea and road blockades by the occupying force, are run by the democratically elected Government of Hamas, which the US, Israel and UK refuse to recognise as legitimate authority, instead labelling them as a terrorist organisation, despite what people have voted for (Sinn Fein anyone?)

.See, you can spin things how you want.

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Re: Lobbyists

or a lone bloke camping outside parliament.

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Like the Police take ANY notice of the law....

...just ask someone taking photos in a public place in London. Or how about retention of DNA?

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Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s

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hey...

...they are making 500million iPhone 7's so says my secret insider. It will be thinner and have a better battery life.

Can you now devote a rumour page to me?

The Register, part of Apple Marketing inc.

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ITC: Seagate and LSI can infringe Realtek patents because Realtek isn't in the US

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Simple answer.....

...create a shell office in the states. Shove money through it, make a loss (even on multi billion turnovers), pay no tax and hey presto, you are a US company.

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NO TIME to read Facebook? Delegate the task to your FUTURE SELF

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Time for another correction

"Only you can see the items you save unless you choose to share them with friends or until we at a later date decide to publish all the info without your consent and if there is a backlash, we will state that it was simply a bug.."

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NEW, SINISTER web tracking tech fingerprints your computer by making it draw

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Re: and Ghostery tells me,

Scroll to the bottom and their are 50% of your items listed, the social media ones.

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