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Trans-Pacific: Google spaffs cash on FAST undersea packet-flinging

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Joke

Huwawei would be happy to supply this...

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Microsoft: Just what the world needs – a $25 Nokia dumbphone

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Re: Nice thing to have

you don't make many calls, don't use GP, bluetooth, mobile data or play Mp3's....

Begs the question, why did you by an expensive smart phone?

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"Microsoft will not be able to use the Nokia brand anymore"

Source?

Unless you mean Microsoft are CHOOSING to drop the name, and so far only from the high end smartphones.

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Re: Cheap enough

Most supplied headphone are crap, even on iPhones and S4's. A cheap £15 pair of Sennheiser's tend to knock spots of them.

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Re: Yes please

A week? How old are you 18?

My 6310i (best phone anyone made) used to last a month, at least. Even with it's knackered battery, it still lasts 5 days now.

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Chinese Bitcoin farms: From scuzzy to sci-fi

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Re: I've often wondered

Maybe because that's where they live?

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About every 3 days

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Chomp that sausage: Brits just LOVE scoffing a Full Monty

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And you think a fry up is bad for you?

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/7543507/Fried-breakfast-is-healthiest-start-to-day-say-scientists.html

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Apple's new iPad WON'T be late: Tablets kicked to suppliers' factories

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Another day....

another rumour.

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Google leaves STUPID vuln on Nest devices

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Not to downplay the security hole....

...but give me 30 seconds with physical access and a USB drive and I can pretty much fuck up most PC's and a huge amount of other "pro" kit.

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Maybe it's because I'm a Londoner: Capital is top target for computer thieves, say police

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Re: An alternative viewpoint is...

whilst us ooop north (outside M25) know that once freed, our pigeons will always come home and the ferrets will give them a nasty nip.

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People just don't get it....

people will happily wave around a big glowing device in their hands.

Ask them this question

Would you be happy to withdraw a few hundred pounds from a cash point and walk around with it in your hands in a busy crowded area, pop it on a table whilst you a coffee,pop it in pocket or bag with a little cable with a note saying free cash at the end. The, at night, wave it around whilst pointing a torch at it.

General answer would be no, I wouldn't be that stupid.

Guess what, you ARE doing exactly that.

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CryptoWall! crooks! 'turn! to! Yahoo! ads! to! spread! ransomware!'

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Re: And this is why...

"....Until then, AdBlock stays firmly installed on my Chrome's.!"

Oh the irony, blocking ad's whilst using an advertising agencies software.

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DIME for your TOP SECRET thoughts? Son of Snowden's crypto-chatter client here soon

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One Tip...

...change the bloody name!

Dark Mail...ooo evil baddies, kiddie porrn, drugs, terrorist.

Freedom Mail (or something more fluffy)... Ooo good, freedom, patriotic, peace and goodwill to all man etc.

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Amazon smacks back at Hachette in e-book pricing battle: We're doing it for the readers

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Here is an idea....

...can we get the government to sort out the bloody VAT fiasco.

Paper book = No VAT

eBook = VAT

Right there is a f'ing 20% difference.

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NetScout sues Gartner over magic quadrant placement

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Gartners answer?

Will be simple, drop them completely. You can't be sued for "libel" if you don't mention them.

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Ancient pager tech SMS: It works, it's fab, but wow, get a load of that incoming SPAM

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Hmmm

"But perhaps her biggest challenge is explaining to mobile phone networks that they don’t appear to understand what is going on inside their systems."

Or more simply, they don't want to buy your product. Deal with it.

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eBay bans CD sales of metal band Burzum, citing offensive material

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Re: items that promote or glorify hatred, violence, racial, sexual, or religious intolerance

Yeah but pigs,bitches and ho's are endearing terms,innit, like you get me?

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Microsoft fixes all those shaky GoPro vids nobody wants to watch

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Re: "working to bring Hyperlapse into a Windows app some time soon"

"They would be far better to separate applications from being Windows-only"

What say something like Office on a Mac?

Lync on Android?

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Microsoft OneDrive tip-off leads to arrest over child abuse images

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Re: Google copying

yup, same way that Bing copied Google when it came to displaying image search results as a continuous scroll instead of click, next page, next page,.

Oh hold no they didn't it was the other way round.

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Chinese 'linkfarms' propel Microsoft to web server crown

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Re: Has Einstein been proved wrong? Iranian nuke next week? President in charge?

So presumably IIS scales better and or costs less for multiple host name sites at least.

Why do you post as AC? Why not use an handle, it makes copying and pasting from your previous posts much easier.

Heck I'm a MS user, but use a Linux Web server. Anyone that thinks their chosen OS is the best for everything is seriously deluded.

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African samba queen: Don't cut off pirates' net connections – cut off their FINGERS

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Re: Suggestions...

Half a porn video....blimey, most don't wat 5 minutes.

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Re: Currency Conversion FAIL

"£36 means to a Londoner."

That's a Mars bar and a can of Coke isn't it?

Ooop North it's a 7 bed house.

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Hacker crew nicks '1.2 billion passwords' – but WHERE did they all come from?

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Fistfull of salt...

...has anyone independent validated these claims? And I don't mean those offering to check for Vulns for $100's, or ask for a user name and password, who most likely, are the same people who have published this info

Or are we just believing some random "team" (read 2 mates), sat in the their respective bedrooms doing a bit of willy waving. No doubt they also sleep with 10 girls a night, own a Ferrari and have 16" cock's as well.

Still makes a change to the newest iPad rumour.

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BT FON fail: Telco CHARGES customers for FREE Wi-Fi usage

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Re: The bloody router is inside my house...

Or you just turn FON "bloody" off....

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Multifunction printer p0wnage just getting worse, researcher finds

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Print servers is the answer.....

And how do you scan to email, fax to email, email to fax etc using a print server?

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It's WAR: Internet of Stuff firms butt heads over talking-fridge tech standards

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Re: Love the picture on the first page

@Justthefacts

"More on the washing machine: hands up who knows what all the settings do? Really, all of them?"

Yes. Lets see Duvet for Duvets, Baby, for nappies etc, Whites for whites, economy for economy, quick wash for quick wash. Oh and the £20 added for the repair man, will just be replaced by the £20 added for all the tech required. Oh and how about the millions of people that won't hook it up, will that suddenly go away? Or do you propose it is mandatory?

"Freezer: when the power goes off, it has an alarm. When I'm in the kitchen some hours later, I'll know that £100 of food went to waste."

If your food defrosts in a few hours in a freezer, you need a better freezer, ffs 24 hours and it should still be pretty good.! Oh and all the flashing lights on the digital clock should tell you about the power outage. And when it alerts you of a power outage (by bluetooth??????? how long a range does that have!) when you are 50 miles away, what are you going to do, race back home and put it errrrrrrrr.

Seriously, we have survived for millennia without it, I doubt we will al suddenly drop dead if we don't get it now. It's just a fad

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Home-grown Xiaomi crushes Samsung in world's biggest market

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Smart as they are, just not smart enough to do it on their own.

Cough....Huawei?

And BTW, if US hadn't copied Jet engine and rocket engine tech, they would still be in boats. If Japan hadn't ripped off western tech, we'd still have music players the size of toasters around our necks; if we hadn't ripped off Japans tech, our cars would still break down every hundred miles and never start on cold mornings.

So go learn some history, nothing new is ever invented, only old ideas are improved.

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If you ate at one of these PF Chang's restaurants, your bank card is at risk

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Re: Cash?

I do still use cash, if you don't have it, you can't spend it.

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HGST brings PCM to flash show, STUNS world+dog with 3 MILLION IOPS

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TLA's got to love them..

and there was I wondering how on earth Pulse Code Modulation was going to work in a flash drive.

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Thin naked model slips out of Apple's secretive lab ... it's an 'iPad Air 2'

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Yawn...

...more this bloke says.....

My mate says a bloke in the pub overheard someone say that they know someone who knows this guy in China who works near the factory where some of the stuff for the iPhone 7 is being designed and some bloke was overheard by a cafe owner he knows and apparently the new iPhone 7 will have a better screen,

Seriously stop this shit, if you are going to constantly bang on about rumours, go work for the Daily Star....

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BANGKOK-BLOCKED: Thailand's dictators 'ban dictator sim Tropico 5'

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Re: Thai Problems

You jest, surely they can be that rich and corrupt, after all there is massive poverty in Thailand..Oh hold on...

http://www.news.com.au/finance/money/meet-the-worlds-richest-royal-families/story-fnagkbpv-1226905926558

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UK.gov wants public sector to rip up data protection law

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Re: biggest reason NOT to vote tory this election

"Labour did say they abandon anything to do with the National ID scheme and database".

Yup there will be the Anti-Terrorist and Peado Database, on which everyone will be added and then the results filtered.

Admit it, they are all as bad as each other...as for the Greens, seriously I'd like to be able to power my house at night, you know when solar is non-existant and wind is generally lower.

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Re: Not Good

At Zooom....

I will give a "lovely" real world example.

Wife (ex-social worker) has a friend (ex-social worker - see a common link here) had a friend in front line child support.

Went to check (on her own - yup it happens all the time) on a kid reported as "at risk"). All seemed ok, no problems before.

However, unknown to her or the social work department, a violent partner had moved back into the flat. police aware, due to an incident a week before, but not passed on to anyone.

Social worker turns up and is let in. At which point she is beaten up with a baseball bat by violent partner and admitted to hospital for 3 weeks.

No here is the relevance, Social workers unaware that partner had moved back in, Police unaware that there were child protection issues in place and housing were unaware the partner ever lived there.

So there you go. One personal account of how a bit of data sharing may of stopped this, yes kiddy was involved, but in this case, wasn't the one attacked.

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Re: biggest reason NOT to vote tory this election

Yes,, best vote Labour and we can get back on track rolling out* the National ID scheme and database.

* by "rolling out" of course that refers to spending billions of pounds with a major IT supplier before abandoning it at a later date because arse has problems talking to elbow..

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Re: Not Good

Until the next child care scandal when the usual "Social Workers failed to stop child death" and only when you realise that the whole system is a shambles and left hand has no idea what right hand is doing with everyone quoting "data protection" as the scape goat and ultimately damming someone that didn't even have a clue about what was going on.

The issue is making the sharing relevant. So yes, housing should have access to passport / driving license details, benefits should know about a persons registered address, but at the same time, the parks division shouldn't know any of this. Unfortunately this is will it all will go wrong.

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EE rolls out London bus pay-by-bonk app – only fandoids need apply

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Re: Simple payments...

In London, it ain't cash.....

http://www.tfl.gov.uk/modes/buses/cash-free-buses

But London is its own little world.

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Mozilla gaffe exposed 76,000 email addresses, 4000 passwords

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Re: Apathy

It's Monday morning, the reg may not be everyone's 1st port of call.....the coffee takes more priority.

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Your fitness tracker is a SNITCH says Symantec

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Still struggling....

...to see why I need my washing machine, dishwasher or fridge on the internet.

Will the washing machine empty out the last load and then put in the next load. Nope.

Will the dish washer take out the clean plates, put them away and then load the next batch.

Nope

Oh wait what's that my fridge will notice I'm out of milk and order it for me. Fantastic, a £5.95 litre of milk, oh whoops now I have extra, because having more than one brain cell I noticed I was low on milk and picked some up on the way home.

The Age Of The Internet Of Things - When humanity gave up thinking for itself and became a spoon fed blob of lard in the corner of the room.

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Pentagon hacker McKinnon can't visit sick dad for fear of extradition

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Excuse me....

...4chan/b is that way ------>

Please all of you just grow up. It's like a childish school yard squabble just on a global scale.

The word you need to look up is xenophobia, once playtime is over, go back you your respective schools and look it up.

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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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