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New USB spec offers two-way power flows AND double-sided plug

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Re: Cool!

Will be better with reversible pugs..Gaaahhhh!

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Re: "Your mobe could charge your laptop"

"I complain because something happened to USB cables about a year after I bought my last mobe. They don't work with it. That was just 2 1/2 years ago."

I have no idea what you are doing, but I have ancient USB1 devices that work on USB 3 kit. I have no idea why you feel the need to rip and replace, as the beauty of USB is it is compatible.

My guess is you are using those shit 99p cables from eBay.

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NHS grows a NoSQL backbone and rips out its Oracle Spine

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Re: Let's all cheer and applaud this one.

I'm surprised, your surprised, about the Tories. I'm no fan, but Tory policy is and always has been to cut Government spending, so it is pretty much in line with that.

Labour have always been the bigger government party.

If your a middle earner, you're still screwed whoever you vote for, so from that side it makes little difference.

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Virgin Media hit by MORE YouTube buffering glitches

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Remeber the slap on the wirsts from the ASA?

"'Now from Virgin Media, you could say goodbye to buffering with superfast fibre-optic broadband' "

Their defence was:

"Virgin Media had defended the ad by stating that the term "buffering" had a less technical meaning for punters who, it claimed, often link it to service interruptions or delays in streaming content. The telco also stated that, by using the word "could", the advert was clearly "conditional"."

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/03/virgin_media_asa_ruling_on_buffering/

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Google recommends pronounceable passwords

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Good Idea

Here Jayne, is Stewart over in the fayre

or was it

Hear Jane, is Stuart over in the fair

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SHIP OF FAIL: How do we right capsized institutions we thought would NEVER go under?

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Re: @Bill re: VOTE!

You say Maggie was a leader. The issue is that she deliberately employed yes men who would not disagree, so you end up with not a leader, but a dictator by proxy.

If she had some people brave enough to say, "actually, that is a STUPID idea "(an issue still around today), then much of the shit that goes on wouldn't happen.

You want change?

BAN parties. Give the elected a free vote in ALL matters, instead of this utterly pointless towing the line.

If where I live the majority want to allow fox hunting say, then my MP should say so and vote so, not just toe the party line. My voice should NOT be overruled by the 11% of MP's that form the London mob, after all I doubt any of them have even heard of where I live, let alone know what affect me.

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DEATH TO TCP/IP cry Cisco, Intel, US gov and boffins galore

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Re: Verifying the source of the data

American developed "standards" are what got us here in the first place.

Eh?

Korea's Anyang University, China's Tongji and Tsinghua Universities, the University of Basel (Switzerland) and Japan's Waseda University are also aboard the effort.

Huwawei are Chinese

Alcatel-lucent are French.

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Re: interesting

Note to self. Leave thread for 2 minutes. Proof read.

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Re: interesting

NetBEUI wasn't not MS so no idea why you are singling them out they just supported it. It was an IBM job.

NWLink was a way of getting Windows to talk to Novells interpretation of IPX/SPX. The clue is in the name NetWareLINK. It actually did this pretty well. heck it was often easier to get MS kit talking to Novell kit than it was getting Novell talking to Novell.

I guess you see the word Microsoft and the steam just starts billowing out of your ears.

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Re: Anyone remember the OSI protocols?

The difference here is you have some massive heavyweights in the form of Cisco, Intel, Huawei, Acatel-Lucent and Qualcom in there. That is pretty much most of the networking market leaders right there.

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Back-to-school Patch Tuesday: Critical updates for Internet Explorer, Adobe Reader

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Re: Internet Exploder

Of course Chrome and Firefox don't patch, they "update" theirs

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OH SNAP: Getty Images sues Microsoft over Bing pics widget

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Whooooosshhh...

There is the sound of it going right over your head.

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Well Getty...

Try Watermarks? Pictures tend not to look to good with a ruddy great copyright all over them, you never now, if people really like the original, they may buy it.

Or Robots.txt? Heard of it?

Maybe Bing should just admit it's a bad thing and kill all links to Getty for image searches.

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Nvidia blasts sueballs at Qualcomm, Samsung – wants Galaxy kit banned

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Re: Where's Radeon?

I'm sorry, are you suggesting they employed some common sense? Shouldn't they both be prosecuted for that?

Cross Licensing is hugely common, AMD license, Intel; Intel license AMD, MS license Apple, Apple License MS. Samsung license "Nokia", Nokia license "Samsung".

It's only when one doesn't cough up that the sue balls start. It's only the IP trolls that don't do this, they want you money for nothing in return.

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4th Century GOBLET could REVIVE CORPSE of holographic storage

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Who would of thought it....

...I'm more interested in the cup than the next big storage method.

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Look, ma, FOUR HANDS! Microsoft bigs up pixeltastic TWO-USER mega-screen

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Re: I picture...

Not really, I was thrashing out a design the other week with some techs from another and we were often drawing at the same time on an old fashioned flip chart..

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Good....

...hopefully replaces interactive whiteboards which are utter PITA.

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Power station fault cuts electricity, water and internet in Cairo

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Re: ' When we chose Cairo, we were aware of their power problems

My question to the reg reader....

"A Reg reader, who is the chief tech officer at a global conference call provider..."

So no onsite UPS with generator back up? I guess that's now in budget then?

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Work in the tech industry? The Ukraine WAR is coming to YOU

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Re: Morals, ethics, principles... Yes ... I mean it is just another example of Russian Fascism.

Ot where Al-Assad was the Prince of Darkness, but we are now having to kiss ass because in the grand scheme of things, he wasn't as bad as the shit storm we allowed to happen

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Oracle's MySQL buy a 'fiasco' says Dovecot man Mikko Linnanmäki

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Re: The reason nobody will buy Dovecot

having 60Gb/10 million items of mail in various folders

Ah you work in the same company as me then?

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Re: Open software

although to be completely fair, I don't think anyone understands communism..

Pah, wait until you try to explain anarchism,

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Google: let's build our OWN quantum computer

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Re: 6oog1e's own

Please, can people just write Google, Microsoft and Apple.

It's not edgy, it just makes you look like a 10 year old kid trying to be with the "cool" teenagers on 4chan.

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Govt waves stick at pirate-friendly Google search

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Don't defend the National Gallery, they are peado's!

I searched for paintings that may be stolen by pirating and was left traumatised.

Javid is defending a bunch of sick perverts, he must resign or go to prison!!!!!

http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/raphael-the-madonna-of-the-pinks-la-madonna-dei-garofani

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Don't buy that phone! It ATTRACTS CRIMINALS, UK.gov will tell people

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Re: Here's an idea....

"How much more money do you want to spend on schemes trying to distract the feckless and where will it come from?"

Take the money of detaining one young offender for 1 year.

Now look at the price of running a youth club for a year, that takes 100+ kids off the street.

You may be surprised.

And it does work. The one I help run reduced the Anti social reports from 50+ in 1 year, to 0, that's right..ZERO.

The flip side, we no longer have a community support officer..

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Here's an idea....

...trying funding crime prevention a little more, not crime detection. Crazy eh?

Y'now, those useless money eating things like, youth clubs, sports clubs, rehab clinics, homeless shelters, debt advice agency's, sure start centres, intervention teams, social services, adult education services, apprenticeship schemes.

Still harder to get a pie chart saying "we may of stopped 10,000 criminals" instead of "we locked up 1,000".

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NUDE SELFIE CLOUD PERV menace: Apple 2FA? Sweet FA, more like

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Ah but they didn't used Password

....no no no...they used Oscars

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Good luck with Project Wing, Google. This drone moonshot is NEVER going to happen

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Re: Alternatively ...

So Google will pay the couple of trillion to relocate all the power and phone lines underground then?

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You've got it all wrong....

...as you pointed out, it will need 3d mapping.

Google: Can we fly drones.

US Gov. No, not without at least 3D mapping as a starting point.

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1 year later

Public...WTF are you doing taking photos of me in the bath on the 14th floor?

Google. The government told us to do it.

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Drone captures shots of budding APPLE SPACESHIP HQ

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Re: Interesting form of words

Do Google and everyone else seek it when they film private property? Nope thought not.

What comes around....

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Apple 'fesses up: Rejected from the App Store, dev? THIS is why

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Re: An example to follow

Apps that exhibit bugs will be rejected

*cough* Apple maps *cough*

If your app doesn't offer much functionality or content, or only applies to a small niche market, it may not be approved.

Fart apps and torches clearly are the way forward then.

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Rejoice, Windows fans: Stable 64-bit Chromium drops for Win 7 and 8

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Re: In all the possible ways Mozilla are mindlessly following everything Googly...

And, all the Market has done with it is to just sit on its Thumbs!

Maybe on the consumer side there may be less (but there is plenty) but certainly there is plenty of 64bit only software in the big boys world.

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Re: whats Chromium?

By special you mean all the phone home stuff installed?

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Pay to play: The hidden cost of software defined everything

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WTF?

This is NOTHING new

Networking and PBX gear has done this for DECADES. You buy a license and it unlocks the disabled features.

I guess you've never used freeware either?

Often, it's because it requires a license for a propriety bit of software, often it's just to screw you over.

This is NOTHING new.

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Office space outfit Regus suffers 'UK-wide' network outage

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FAIL

Actually it shoud read

"We learn today that WE have NO DISASTER RECOVERY PLAN "

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Ouch... right in the VIDEO GAME: Lizard Squad attacks XBox, Twitch

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Hckers?

DDoS is not hacking. it's pushing a key to take control of a botnet.

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EE accused of silencing customer gripes on social media pages

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If you want a good rant....

http://www.orangeproblems.co.uk/

http://eecomplaints.co.uk/home

Neither are under EE's control.

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Re: Billing issues.

It is now an offence for ANY customer services* in the UK to only offer 08 numbers. The are now legally required to offer either a geographic number or and 03 number.

* excludes helplines, for example fixing a pc fault, business to business communications and some others. It does not affect sales and pre-sales lines.

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HUGE iPAD? Maybe. HUGE ADVERTS? That's for SURE

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Re: Adverts.....

4 down votes for pointing out Google's core business model?

The Googlebots must have this site targeted....

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Re: iAds?

Dyslexia....the word in itself is a test that you may have it.

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Goog says patch⁵⁰ your Chrome

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Re: Are there any browser that just browse?

Not Chrome, Iron...

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Telecity boss directed to the exit after a decade at helm of data centre biz

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Legal fees

That's a new one...sounds like something was being battled behind closed doors.

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Securobods warn of wide open backdoor in Netis/Netcore routers

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FAIL

Did you read the article? I think you are getting your intelligence agencies mixed up.

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Raspberry Pi B+: PHWOAR, get a load of those pins

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About the uSB ports sticking out...

...that's what you want, it means that fit flush with any case you have.

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Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables

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Well...

...so much for always buying genuine parts as counterfeit goods are dangerous.

I've often bought 3rd party cables (not cheap 99p ones) and found them to be a lot better than the manufacturer shipped stuff.

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Experimental hypersonic SUPERMISSILE destroyed 4 SECONDS after US launched it

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Re: Re "which could potentially bypass missile defences"

Slower?

Check out the DF-21D.

Reported speeds of Mach 10, so in theory, US could launch, China then can respond and hit the US target before the US hits them*

*range is *only* 1500km to 2700km dependant on who you believe.

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Apple promises to lift Curse of the Drained iPhone 5 Battery

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Still at least she had more brains than "turn off all services" suggestions i.e. turn it into a £10 dumb phone.

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Sin COS to tan Windows? Chinese operating system to debut in autumn – report

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It is a "proper" OS

"including a lack of research funds and too many developers pulling in different directions"

If that doesn't PROVE it's met most of the criteria for an IT project, I don't know what will. All it needs to be perfect is it to be is abandoned at the last minute and a new project to take over.

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Loss of unencrypted back-up disk costs UK prisons ministry £180K

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Misleading title....

"Loss of unencrypted back-up disk costs UK prisons ministry £180K"

Let me fix

"Loss of unencrypted back-up disk costs tax payers £180K, in bureaucratic money laundering scheme."

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Wearables market set to EXPLODE... Wait, is that a STRAP-ON chair?

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The wrist computer market has grown by almost 700 per cent this year

Go to love those stats.

Does that mean they've sold 7 or 7 billion?

God I despise these "analysts"

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IT blokes: would you say that LEWD comment to a man? Then don't say it to a woman

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Re: Booth babes

But isn't this part of the issue?

Why even bother to employ the booth babes in the 1st place? Surely it's just pandering to the "girls are to look good, boys are the ones you need to talk to" mentality.

Seriously if you can't sell your product without a 6ft blonde in hot pants, then look at your product.

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