* Posts by Lost all faith...

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1,000mph ROCKET CAR project dogged by beancounters

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Re: The love of money is the root of all evil

Well, depending on which report you read, and how you look at it, London is either THE financial capital of the world or second, with the other main player being New York.

So hardly surprising it has more accountants.

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Let it go, let it go ... Sales of games, video and music up for second year

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But...but...but....

Home taping, sorry copying, sorry torrents are killing the industry and each film uploaded causes 100 trillion in lost revenue.

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Universal Pictures told off for scaring kids with nasty vid

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Re: "religious corporations"

"-Insane levels of income (No public figures available, but given their real-estate assets...)"

Well, as the CofE holds around the 12-14 BILLION GBP mark in stocks and shares, I think theirs will be considerably higher.

Still nothing like a multi-billion pound charity emotionally blackmailing people into giving more cash is there?

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Zuckerberg asks the public to tell him where to go in 2015

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Hmmm.

How about this one...

When someone publishes a picture with faces in it, every single person is blurred out and only when that person agrees to it (opt in not out please), can a specific face be un-blurred.

Privacy, we used to have limited amounts of it once, now we have none.

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30 years ago today, the first commercial UK 'mobile' phone call was made

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I was late to the party

I'm pretty sure this was my 2nd phone

http://www.gsmarena.com/philips_diga-145.php

I had to of course have the leather case so I could carry in on my belt.

But for the life of me I can't seem to remember the 1st. It was a brown phone with a pull up ariel, but very slimline for it's age, no idea who made it though.

Oddly I bought a mobile to call a friend in the states as it was cheaper than Telewest & BT. However soon found out that calling the girlfriend 10 miles up the round not the best idea, when you realised it was costing £20 a call!

Still have the awesome 6310i as a standby; now there was a bloody good phone, Still today I can get 4 days on standby and that's on the original battery, in it's heyday, a month on standby was not unheard of. It's even survived a drop from the top of a multi-storey car park and being deposited from a moving car.

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No wind-up: Second New Year's honour for Baylis music box

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Re: last minute

yes, but the gong is set to implode any time soon.

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Pond, rocks or quicksand in your 1km garden? Get a rugged DECT phone

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Re: Separate base-station?

Just get yourself a DECT repeater, many brands have them,

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Panasonic

have been doing some fine ones for a number of years, if they survive our warehouse staff, they will survive anything.

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Internet community split on who should run IANA

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Typical

"However Google's response has been heavily influenced by ICANN's former chair Vint Cerf who serves as Google's lead on DNS policies, and AuDA's CEO Chris Disspain currently sits on the ICANN Board is expected to be its next chair.!"

Sigh....nothing like a bit of self-serving interest.

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Cambridge boffins and Boeing fly first hybrid airplane over British skies

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Can you clairfy

" the electric engine can be switched over to power generation and recharge the batteries, "

Does this mean it has 2 engines, a standard and a generator, or do you you mean the main engine becomes a generator and the electric motors power the flight?

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Windows Phone bumping along the bottom

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I know this is heresy on the Reg comments but...

out of Android, IoS and Win Phone, I have to say I've found the Win phone has by far the best interface. The others feel so dated by comparison. Others that have used it are also very impressed and a couple are going to get one where their contracts expire. It had quirks, but only because you get so used to the iOS / Android way of working they seem odd, but when you look at it logically they do actually make sense.

The real let down is the lack of apps,not the major ones as most are there (except of course many of the Google ones), but more the mid range ones, such as online shopping apps.That said, the Nokia ones are pretty darned impressive such as Here (maps) and the photo apps.

I'm expecting a million down votes, mainly by people that have never used it, or by people that just hate MS, but this is just my view having used all three.

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Alfa Romeo Giulietta Quadrifoglio Verde: Fun, but not for all

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Re: odd choices

A modern automatic gearbox can change gear faster than the driver can,...

But they can't pre-empt, so when you bang it down into a bend, you want to make sure you are in the right gear, though and out of it.

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Re: Cover over the badge...

I thought it was an updated Rover 25...well, guess that's the issue with computer generated jelly mould cars these days.

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Careful - your helmet might get squashed by a VOLVO

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Re: What a stupid fucking idea....

I would say on my journey home about 70% of cyclists are NOT using lights on front and rear. reflectors are just that, reflectors. If no light is hitting them, say as a cyclist you are approaching a T-junction, and you have no lights, you are almost invisible on the road, especially on unlit roads.

"Remember, it is your job to make sure the road ahead is clear"

If you are on an unlit / poorly lit road and some knob is wearing black with no lights, the road does look clear, it is that simple. My car has daylight running lights (now a legal requirement) as well as cornering lights, but it is still, unfortunately, not enough to see many of these idiots.

I'd like to see both drivers AND cyclists being prosecuted for bad road behaviour, I just really don't get why people can't be arsed to spend £10 on a set of lights which could save their lives.

I used to have a kit car, which was so low, my head was level with the door handles of most cars. Did i make it difficult to see it? No, I fitted an additional high level brake light (now a legal requirement on all cars) and added daylight running lights to the front and additional indicators to the sides. My attitude is

if I think I may not be seen, I will do my utmost to bloody make sure they can see me.

I live in a village with very few street lights and often no footpaths and even the pedestrians will carry torches with them, not to see where they are going, but to make sure they are seen, it's just 2nd nature for us.

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What a stupid fucking idea....

so it takes off and is implemented en-mass then every 5 seconds the cyclist get an alert saying a car is approcahing.

Here's a better idea. GET SOME FUCKING LIGHTS and stop jumping red lights and weaving in and out of traffic.

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Norks: FBI's Sony Pictures' hacking allegations are 'groundless slander'

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Just remind me....

...when are the US elections again?

Just saying as there is nothing like a good bit of warfare to get the ratings up, just ask Thatcher and Bush.

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Lonely this Xmas? Nerds, n00bs and no-hopers' guide to dating apps, Pt.1

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3 key words with any dating app, straight, gay, Bi or alien.

Reverse Image Search

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Brit thesp Kate Winslet eyes lead female role in Steve Jobs biopic – report

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Ah Ha....

it has already moved from one production studio to another, after Sony ditched the project.

So it wasn't the NorKs, it WAS APPLE! It all makes sense now!

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Space Commanders lock missiles on Elite's Frontier Devs

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Re: It's worse than that

Ok flip it back...an extreme version....

Look here are the plans for a lovely 4 bed house, 2 bathrooms, Lounge dining room etc.

You pay for it, then, when it's built you find it's a 2 bed, with 1 bathroom, but now has an home cinema room.

They turn round and say, we that was before we decided on the final layout, but stop bitching as you have a home cinema room.

Feel free to add additional features, but don't fuck around and take away the core components you stated you would deliver.

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Hackers pop German steel mill, wreck furnace

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I can't see whats wrong...

"a feat that should not be possible according to best practice that requires separation between industrial control systems and the public internet."

Well it was separated; a windows XP SP1 machine sat in between the furnace and the public internet, what's wrong with that?

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How much for a wrist job? A tenner normally, but for this one, over $30k

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Hmmmm...

...looks classy and tasteful.Must get one to compliment my lime green Range Rover with it's leopard skin seat covers and white leather dashboard.

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Forget Google's robot cars, now it's on to ANDROID cars

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Re: That's nice.

Because you prefer to fix things with a hammer.

If it moves and shouldn't - gaffer tape; if it doesn't move and it should - WD40.

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Sooo...

...in the event your car looses all power, finally grinds to a halt, you simply factory reset it, remove your battery for 10 ,minutes, do a little dance, and then reload all your content again (that seems to be the stock answer for every problem you get on a phone these days).

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The EU will love this one...

...you buy a car and then Google change their T&C's halfway through it's life with the agreement that you can carry on using it and accept these changes or stop using your car. No joke icon, just because

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Johnson & Johnson snatches your .baby for $3m

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how about...

....wewillsellyoustuffyoudontneedbutwanttomakeyouguiltyfornotdoingyourbestforyour.baby

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Microsoft kills its Euro pane in the a**: The 'would you prefer Chrome?' window

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Re: Most people never had a choice . . .

You were OK in reasoning, but as for

"Telecom companies understand how toxic Microsoft made the PC market. Part of the success of Apple and Android was that the networks wanted ABM."

Not sure where you got that from, the success of Apple had f'all to do with MS, it was simply a good product for it's time and a game changer, backed up with a massive marketing campaign. Android became popular because it was a half decent competitor and it was FREE (excluding the back door way they get you to pay for it). This allowed the rise of no-name brands to enter the market as well as the big boys, bringing up it's market share.

Ironically, IMO the OS with the best to use interface now is MS, but that's just my view. Having used all three, the Win8.1 phone layout just feels more modern and slicker, compared the the little square box grid layout.

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Sony sued by ex-staff over daft security, leaked privates

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Re: "criminally-culpable negligence"

I don't think employees agree to an EULA when they join (and leave) the business.

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30,000 people buy a box of BOVINE EXCREMENT

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"...and maybe some beach-front property in Switzerland."

Something like this then?

http://www.homesoverseas.co.uk/overseas/details/20856468#58IQT53tmCzu1j0h.97

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Ofcom's new broom Sharon White sweeps into office

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Re: First job

That's easy, get Virgin to open up their networks to other suppliers.

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Chrome devs hatch plan to mark all HTTP traffic insecure

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FAIL

So the hundreds of millions of small clubs, shops, cafes, local information sites etc, that do little more than have a basic html site, should get expensive "experts" in to reconfigure the site, get the certs etc, all because there is bloody great warning saying Ooo look this site is dangerous and nasty, when all they are trying find out is what time the fucking place is open?

How is going to pick up the bill for this?

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Penguin porn? NO! Linux folk in #LCA2015 standoff

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Two sides to each story....

Linux.conf.au Chair Cherie Ellis writes that “I have contacted it [the Live Cam Awards] twice asking it to consider changing the hashtag that it's using, and I haven't had a reply.

But we are not going to consider changing ours either.

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Ofcom mulls selling UK govt's IPv4 cache amid IPv6 rollout flak

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As the pool of available IPv4 addresses runs dry.....

not strictly true, the are millions and millions of free IP4 addresses, but the companies and governments that "own" them are hanging onto them for no good reason.

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easyGroup railroads easytrain.com owner

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Re: Easy Sleazy

They have form in this area, the sensible answer is go fuck yourselves and make every email / letter public and get the papers / social media behind you.

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France says "non" to UberPop

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Re: Free for all

Imagine that the same kind of service went out for IT.

Do you have any friends and relatives? Never heard the phrase "I got .... to look at it. He messed around with it for a while and now it doesn't work"

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Please allow Uber!

The last time I took a taxi in Paris it made bungee jumping with a bit of old string off the empire state look safe!

The guy was going 90km whilst reading the newspaper and talking to someone on the phone! Of course when he nearly side-swiped a lorry in the other lane he did the only thing he knew, blast his horn and curse a lot!

Most terrifying trip of my life, even beating the coach with back wheels hanging over a cliff edge as we took a bend!

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Terror bomb victims demanding Iran's .ir will appeal US ruling

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Can we have .com & .gov then please

As the IRA was mostly funded by citizens of the USA, I want all US domains to go to victims of their murders.

Also I believe citizens of Cuba, Grenada, Iraq, Afghanistan, Guatemala, Panama, Nicaragua, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Bolivia, Vietnam, Cambodia and many others also would like a quiet word...

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Cool Large Hadron Collider to fire into doubly powerful ring

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Well...

...lovely chatting to you all, it's been fun

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HORRIFIED Amazon retailers fear GOING BUST after 1p pricing cockup

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Ok hands up who just searched Amazon only to be disapointed?

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Re: Hang on

A cousin actually was paid by Tesco for a similar instance. The assistant and manager checked and rechecked before giving the money. They had a choice of not selling an pee'ing of a customer or selling at reduced negative price and giving the refund.

If they hadn't given the refund and say sold for 0p, the the till's wouldn't balanced and it would look like the till operator was short changing people.

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Brit GUN NUT builds WORKING SNIPER RIFLE at home out of scrap metal!

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Re: Scrap metal?

like the old cast iron radiators we used to scrap all the time when I was a builder

And now they are worth a small fortune....now doubt in a pile next to the Belfast sinks everyone got rid of.

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Win Server 2003 custom support: That's NOT going to be fun

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Re: I think that the following is the key issue here..........

Please do enlighten me, why I should risk taking down a key system that has run perfectly for 14 years, without issue, just because the software is out of date? It's beat 5 9's uptime, so just by swapping it out, will put it in a lower uptime from day 1.

But please feel free to point it out my error.

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Re: I think that the following is the key issue here..........

" I would have grave doubts about doing business with any firm that refuses to replace equipment...."

Why?

If you have a 10 year old pc running W2K on a bit of old hardware day in day out, without failing, why replace it and risk it falling over every day, because someone says you need the latest version.

Would you apply the same to all hardware?

I've known farmers with 50 year old tractors, printing presses that are close on 60 years old. They all work and keep working and do they job that is needed.

Old adage, if it ain't broke....

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Failed would-be COMET saviour now FAILS to save his own biz

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"He remains a director at Lewisons Electrical Retailers which claims to have share capital of £150m."

Unless this is different (no company registered with that exact name)

LEWISONS ELECTRICAL RETAIL LIMITED

62-64 HIGTH STREET

TOTTON

SOUTHAMPTON

HAMPSHIRE

ENGLAND

SO409HN

Company No. 08653660

Status: Active - Proposal to Strike off

Date of Incorporation: 16/08/2013

Country of Origin: United Kingdom

Company Type: Private Limited Company

Nature of Business (SIC):

None Supplied

Accounting Reference Date: 31/08

Last Accounts Made Up To: (NO ACCOUNTS FILED)

Next Accounts Due: 16/05/2015

Last Return Made Up To:

Next Return Due: 13/09/2014 OVERDUE

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Are you a Geek Dad/Uncle/Mum/Aunt? Ten Techy Gifts for kids this Xmas

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Custom wall papers have been around for a long time, as well a extra large format prints.

Surprised people have only just discovered them!

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Swiss McDonalds serves up no-holes-barred cheesy action to punters

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"Well, they would have seen some naked bodies performing the kinds of acts that resulted in their existance...."

That entirely depends on the movie, not sure about you but I don't think in any way what occurs in two girls one cup ever resulted in my birth.

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UK flights CRIPPLED by system outage that shut ALL London airspace

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Shit happens

We had a UPS literally blow up, chucking battery acid all over the place and catching fire. When that happens, you have to kill ALL power to the site.

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Denmark BANNED from viewing UK furniture website in copyright spat

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But surely....

...as Danishland is being targeted by Google AdWords, GOOGLE should be blocking All Danish IP addresses .

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Sonic BOOM: 10 blast-tastic soundbars

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WTF?

£800 for a SOUNDBAR!

Why? really WHY would you spend that money on effectively a MONO device (when you have 50cm of separation, it really is just a mono device pretending to be stereo.

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Re: The TV manufacturers really have taken us for chumps

You can't cram decent speakers into a 10mm thick enclosure, it's that simple.

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Europe's top court mulls vandal's right to privacy after bloke catches thug on home CCTV

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Hmm it's actually a grey area...The police stance:

"Using barbed/razor wire and broken glass in order to stop people getting in to your home is not advisable. You are making yourself liable to civil action as you owe a duty of care to ensure that visitors to your property are reasonably safe. Odd as it may seem, you also owe a duty of care to trespassers."

https://www.askthe.police.uk/content/Q78.htm

another couple of points of view:

The Criminal Justice Act 2003 provides some protection to householders. If a trespasser suffers an injury during the course of a crime, for which he is subsequently convicted and for which he could be sent to prison, he will only be able to sue the householder if he gets the court’s permission to do so....."

Note it says convicted and "sent to prison"

....there are more grey areas on the the site:

http://www.protectingyourself.co.uk/using-barbed-wire-glass-intruder-prevention-methods.html

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