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851 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

'You win, Kanye': Coinye creators throw in towel after rapper sues

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Re: Humourless.

Yup, the brand of being an obnoxious prick. Need to defend that one, which he has done wonderfully..

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Rap for KitKat in crap app wrap trap flap: Android 4.4 is 'meant to work like that'

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Joke

You're holding it wrong.....

...turn to portrait, If that doesn't work, buy a bigger phone.

No big deal.

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Open source project gives cars the Ikea treatment

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So it's a kit car then?

Anyone that has built one will tell you the basic bit, i.e. what they have there is not that hard, it the electrics and the finish that's the real pain in the arse. Then of course are the "tweaks" i.e. you want a Ford Ecotech and not the VVTi, you want PFC brakes and not EBC brakes.....

The fun of making you own car is the fact it's NOT stock build and is unique and with it, being unique, means it will cause you some grief.

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Tech titan Bill Gates: Polio-free India one of the 'most impressive accomplishments' ever

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Re: Excellent news

"Although, im not sure one of his other main goals, eradicating maleria in Africa is such a good idea, its great for controlling population growth in an environment that can barely sustain the people at the moment,"

You do realise the UK is not self sufficient when it comes to agriculture? So I suggest you get yourself and healthy dose of syphilis to help lower our population.

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Bloke hews plywood Raspberry Pi tablet

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Re: Carbon fibre

Of course a cheaper alternative is good old Fibre glass.....if you are even remotely more skilled than me, as I tend to get more stuck to my body parts than the mould.

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WTF?

He'd surely have knocked off $150 .....

Bloody hell where do you buy yours from? You may want to find another supplier!

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Google gobbles Wi-Fi thermostat maker Nest for $3.2 BEEELLION IN CASH

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Re: Honeywell also claims the smart thermostat is its own idea.

Yes but they have made one:

http://yourhome.honeywell.com/home/Products/Thermostats/7-Day-Programmable/Wi-Fi+Smart+Thermostat.htm

and with knobs on.

http://www.mytotalconnect.com/comfort/applications.php

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Hopefuls rattle tin for customisable snap together 3D printer

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So easy to make....

....we charge you an extra $200 for an assembled one...Hmmmmmm

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Microsoft Twitter accounts, blog hijacked by SEA

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Re: sniffing glue

Did my research and as far as I can see the SEA,tend to do little more than deface pretty basic stuff, to pretty standard web facing server, so it's a bit like spraying graffiti on a wall of a bank as opposed to going in and cleaning the place out.

Hardly causing havoc is it?

Serious full on hackers? Publicity whore is probably a closer discription

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Microsoft to RIP THE SHEETS off Windows 9 aka 'Threshold' in April

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Re: Will anyone still care?

Sharepoint...please god no.

Now if you'd said Lync, I'd agree, but sharepoint!

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Is your IT department too tough on users?

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It's swings and roundabouts

Whilst I agree that sometimes (we) the it staff are to strict, I also feel that many othe the "customers" we support are lazy / bone idle ignorant and until they (the end customer) learn to dress themselves, the basically, as harsh as it seems, we have to not trust them

Examples, I kid you not, from our department, in the last couple of months.

Can I call this number (just a standard international number). My reply, Have you tried? Last I hear from them.

There was a power cut and my pc is not working. Yes...they hadn't turned it back on, as they leave it on all the time.

Mouse is not working. Checked cables? Of COURSE they have! Mouse not plugged in.

Network disconnected displayed on the phone. See above.

NO ONE CAN CONNECT NOTHING IS WORKING....4 people on one desk, connected to a hub they shouldn't have. Hub has died.

Laptop died, the person hand't done anything, it just died. IT guy pick up and coffee runs out from keyboard. They STILL DENIED everything.

Then some other ones.

Network died on a site.....took while to work out this one....some bright spark thought they would configure their HOME router on our network (no longer an issue due to better kit).

IT need to sort out electric in the office as a pc must be faulty, as when they turn them all on, the power blows...Traced it 2 fan heaters and a convection heater running of an 4 way, off an 8 way, off a 4 way....

Now that's just the "fun ones", I'm ignoring the really annoying "how do I do this", sort of questions, now not the really complex, pushing the boundaries type thing, but the things that hitting F1, Googling or heaven forbid, a basic training course would fix.

Part of the issue, that people expect to be spoon fed these days, are so use to clicking one button and if it doesn't work, throwing their toys out of the pram and demanding someone else "fix" it for them. It's not just IT, just look at the levels of reviews for some apps or hardware. It's just easier to bitch, moan and fire of an email than actually think for yourself.

So here is a plea.......

Think for yourselves and spend just a couple of minutes running over some basics, that's all we ask, then, if you can do that (and probably freeing up about 40% of IT's time), then we can actually spend time getting the better stuff in for you, so you can do more, instead of pissing around with lazy people, who would rather someone would come racing up and plug the power lead back in for them.

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Windows Phone app devs, this is for you

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Re: Optional

Please, please don't develop any apps, for any platform, as you clearly cannot grasp basic reading skills.

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"....Developers can earn XP points and redeem them against a whole host of rewards, including app design consultations, flying lessons, help with app promotion and Nokia Lumia 1020 handsets...."

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No need to look it up, it was right there in the article.

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Connecting Gmail to Google+ is SENSELESS, says Digg founder

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Re: Hate G+

Four down votes, the Google PR staff are busy today.

Have an up vote, that way I can get some down votes as well.

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FCC honcho: Shifting our crusty phone network to IP packets starts now

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Re: This will of course filter down to the customer ?

"n switching to IP based message systems. SMS should die. There is no need for a special case messaging system, when you have better general purpose message system, on the same phone......."

And what about the couple of billion phones that are not IP based?

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Dell will AXE up to ONE IN THREE workers in its US & EMEA sales teams

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Re: Careful with that AXE Eugene?

"MD must think that they can sell stuff without... you know sales people....."

It's called the internet.....so yes you can.

For a 1 pc or a thousand pc's, I have no need to pay a salesman's commission. In box shifting, sales people are only there to screw you over with "upselling".

Only on more complex things do you need (pre)sales staff.

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You... (Sigh). You store our financials in a 'Clowds4U' account?

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Re: IT can be a pain in the arse too

"Therefore IT throw toys out of pram and make up a huge cost (hardware/ leased lines???) as a block instead of coming up with solutions."

We didn't make up the costs, those WERE the costs.

Clearly you have fuck all idea how much things like enterprise grade kit costs.

To give you a clue, we are looking at replacing our phone system. People are wondering why we don't all get brand new phones and wireless headsets with it as well as it will make like easier...

Well here why, it adds almost an additional £1.25 MILLION to the price,the system already looking at a cost of around £2 million...but if you can get that past the CEO feel free, go ahead.

We'd love to give you all the tools you want, but lack of staff, time and money, stops it.

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Re: IT can be a pain in the arse too

OK I'll bite.

"It is exactly this laziness, and it IS laziness from IT departments "

I did a 14 hour shift yesterday? How about your friend? Also did 5 straight 6 day shifts, oh and on call every other week.

So she wants training on software that she uses, not IT's job, there are these things called training courses, try them. Failing that, there is this thing called the INTERNET.

Who choose MacBook, when it not clearly supported?

Why doesn't the IT choose to support a minority of people? I don't know, to busy supporting the majority of people, to worry about random pieces of kit used by a few because other people in the same field also want the same shiney but of kit.

Who do you think trains the IT department on these 10,000 different bits of software. Hint No one, it's just IT have heard of this thing called Google.

Oh and by the way:

Lazy != same as no budget.

We had someone similar to yourself, that wanted they pretty toy to work and demanded we fixed it. We then "demanded" the department stump up close on £20K for the hardware and leased lines to do it....and then it went very quiet.

the problem is, people like you have fuck all idea of time and money involved in you wanting xyz. You buy your pretty white toy for £1000 and have no idea it costs £10,000 to support what you want in your little ideal world.

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Twitter co-founder wraps tentacles around Q&A market, squirts out Jelly

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That's a little unfair, for example if I Google "Where can I find a bunch ignorant, xenophobic, homophobic morons that make the Daily Mail readers look like a bunch of left wing tree huggers" Google returned Yahoo Answers and Forums as the top hits, which of course is spot on.

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Linksys's über-hackable WRT wireless router REBORN with 802.11ac

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Re: Is this good or what?

That would be the EoL Cisco 1800's?

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Thought the toilet camera was weird? Try actual thumb flash drives from tech's supershow

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Meh

Have to agree.....

...looks like a bit of artistic freedom with the device plugged into the laptop, it just doesn't look right, I'd expect the cable to be bending upwards, especially in a slimline model as pictured.

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Microsoft tries to trademark 'Mod' in the US

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Re: FFS (TM)

And I guess at 16 1/2 you must be far smarter than the 16 year old marketing person.

Read the f'ing article and not the link bait heading; they are not trying to trademark "Mod" but "Microsoft Mod" and "Microsoft Office Mod", the latter two, I'd say are pretty unique.

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Snapchat: In 'theory' you could hack... Oh CRAP is that 4.6 MILLION users' details?

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WTF?

"Enter your email or snapchat username to see if you have been a victim of this and other data breaches (Adobe, Yahoo!, Sony, etc)"

Yeah right......enter valid details on an unknown website, that sounds like a clever plan!

Domain Name: HAVEIBEENPWNED.COM

Registrar: GODADDY.COM, LLC

Whois Server: whois.godaddy.com

Referral URL: http://registrar.godaddy.com

Name Server: NS35.DOMAINCONTROL.COM

Name Server: NS36.DOMAINCONTROL.COM

Status: clientDeleteProhibited

Status: clientRenewProhibited

Status: clientTransferProhibited

Status: clientUpdateProhibited

Updated Date: 13-nov-2013

Creation Date: 13-nov-2013

Expiration Date: 13-nov-2014

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Skype's Twitter account, blog hacked to spread anti-Microsoft messages

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Re: Skype for linux?

"As for Skype, well, it's a mess"

Well guess what, you'll find that nearly every on-line provider "reads" the logs and posts. It's how a lot detect spam, if you have an email coming from 10,000 locations, without "reading" the mail, how do you detect those 10,000 mail's are the same.

And here is some news....MS BOUGHT the product, just as Apple could of done, Google could of done, even you at home could of done if you had the cash. Now this MAY come as a surprise, but if it costs more in time and effort, or doesn't fit in with with how they want the product ultimately to perform, they will dump the platform. It called business. The hallowed Google, blessed be thy name, are guilty of the same practises, as are most other companies.

Any business that buys a product for a stupid amount of money, then doesn't try to get a return on investment won't be around for long. Like it or not Linux is a VERY small percentage of the desktop / laptop platform (Skype works fine on my Android), so doesn't make much sense, especially when you are aiming to integrate with Office / Lync, which will bring you in a lot of money.

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Guinness gives games geek world record for 10,607 piece collection

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Joke

Pah...pathetic.....

...I've got way more than that on my hard drive and they cost nothing....Hold on, some idiot's banging on my front door asking me to open up...BRB.

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Lyrics upstart Rap Genius blacklisted by Google for Justin Bieber SEO scam

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Re: I hate to break it to you

WWF, RSPCA, Greenpeace (or basically all charities with reputation)........

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ha ha ha ha haaaaa haaaa haaaaaaaa.........

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RSPCA...ha ha haaaa...Greenpeace......ha ha ha ha haaaa...

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Sorry thought you were joking for a minute then, you're being serious.

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Yes, the BBC still uses FTP. And yes, a Russian crook hacked the server

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Re: "account running the ftp daemon"

Is this A/C actually Eadon?

It's a clever plan, pretend to be such a rabid Windows fanbouy, that it makes all windows users look like dickheads, therefore making Linux users, by default look cool and rebellious.

In reality, most of us that have finished puberty, realised a long time ago, you use what you are happy with and accept all OS's / kernels / software has flaws.

99/100 is users that are the biggest issue, not the software.

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It's this thing called investigative journalism, a bit like where you buy drugs off drug dealer then pretend to want bigger, to find out who supplied him.

It's murky, but sometimes lines have to be crossed for the better good.

still if you prefer you news to consist of this weeks talentless bimbo spouting her opinions on twitter, feel free.

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Re: If it's not broke...

Solaris? It's an FTP site, last I head you don't need 24 core, 8 processor systems with 8TB of RAM. I'm more surprised to find it's not an NT4 system, the one that no one knows exactly what it does, but dare not turn it off.

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Apple wants sales ban on Samsung smartphones nobody is selling

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you forgot the "it's what my company supplied, so I don't have a choice" method.

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Get lost, fanbois: Nokia pulls HERE Maps from Apple's App Store

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Re: OOh lets dangle the maps

"Meh, Google offer better maps than Apple and Nokia?"

I use it from time to time and I'm currently using it to get to a single destination. Not because I don't know the way after 4 attempts, but because I love the way it sends me on a different route each time, often enjoying the small back lanes instead of the direct empty A-roads. 4 times, same start, same destination, 4 different routes (none of them the best).

Don't even start me on the time when I made the fatal error of leaving the M25 because of a roadblock and it cheerfully sent me on a 40 mile diversion to the same junction I just got off!.

It's OK is how I'd rate it, nothing more, just OK.

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Gay hero super-boffin Turing 'may have been murdered by MI5'

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Hmmmm....

Think there may be a bit of self / cause publicity going on without thinking the facts through.

The conspiracy was that he was killed because he was a homosexual and open to blackmail.

Well as Man + plus dog knew he was homosexual, being convicted in a public court of the offence, it kind of neutralises the blackmail aspect.

Bit like saying, I'm going to expose Frankie Frazer of beating people up.

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JAILBREAK! US smut spam king Kilbride flees minimum security prison

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Re: 2013 closes on a joyous news note!

"If Hotmail, Gmail et al only received 1 email every 5 seconds from each source it would slow the spammers right down. "

great idea....

email you'll be getting in 6 months time

Booking confirmation: 2nd July 2012. Congratulations, as part of the "Be In to Win" promotion, you have been upgraded to front row seats. In order to claim this prize, simply contact the free-phone number below with your booking reference number by 22nd November 2012 to claim this prize.

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in short, what a stupid fucking idea. We are only a "mid enterprise" and we chuck out 10's of thousands of emails a day. God help Amazon and eBay.

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Self-destructing selfies? Not so fast! Snapchat now offers one-time Replay

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Facepalm

C'mon, don't down vote this shameless post.

It has 5* rating from a whole 5 users, it has a privacy policy on Facebook (oh the irony), and the"About" section makes no mention of the product he is trying to promote, but it does mention other products you can't seem to get details on from the website.

Still, at least he tried. Bless.

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F-Secure won't speak at imperialist lackey RSA's 2014 conference

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It's Happy Christmas! Not Happy Holidays, may I kindly remind you we are not the USofA who pretend that State and Religion are separate and spout this nonsense.

And before people think I'm from the Daily Mail. I'm an atheist but still like Christmas, Eid, Diwali and any other excuse for a nice time with other people. Just say what it is and stop being so bloody PC.

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Ho, ho, HOLY CR*P, ebuyer! Etailer rates staff on returns REJECTED

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Re: Not suprised.

Laptop arrive faulty. Use distance selling act + Sales of goods act, far more aggressive and brutal than any other method.

Simply say that I wish to reject the item as it's faulty.

End of.

Don't take any crap of them. Tell them if they refuse to honour this you will have no choice but to take them to court. Also use the new weapon of choice and tear them apart on social media.factually though, don't make things up as that leaves you wide open.

No if's, no buts, no nothing. End of.

It's only because in this country we have accepted shit service for so long do we get it.

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Samsung: Men, our Gear smartwatch will make you a hit with the sexy ladies

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Re: Well when you can't nick others R&D...

Yup, my friend has had a pebble since pretty much when it was released. Not seen it much since, he tends to prefer the one he can, well you know, quickly tell the time with.

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We don't need no STEENKIN' exploit brokers: Let's FLATTEN all bug bounties

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Or even those small software houses writing custom code, that may be their annual profit, for a bug that may only affect a few people.

And where doe the money come from? The customer. Who else.

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BT tweaks WORDING of sex-ed web block after complaints

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@MrXavia

K9 protection.

Much better than these DNS crap things. Locks Safe search on.

As for those that say never leave your kids unattended, take it you do the same in kitchen? Or how about near stairs? What about he garden?

Do you leave the kettle on the floor boiling away, or is it on a nice short lead on the work surface (look into the history of kettle leads to see why that changed).

Think as filtering a safeguard a bit like putting the worst of the content on the top shelf. The determined will find a way, but it stops much of the accidental problems.

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It's the dream: Bill Gates chucks cash at WEE-IN-YOUR-PHONE project

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Mushroom

"that could check for blood sugar levels the device would be a massive hit with Fat people."

No it wouldn't.

It's society's fault / availability of junk food / lack of labelling / big bones / bad genes.

Never the fact they eat to much and move to little.

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Nato, UN, NGOs slug it out with namespace biz bods: IMHO... STFU

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WTF?

To quote:

Turkish: Yeah, that's perfectly clear, Mickey. Yeah... just give me one minute to confer with my colleague.

[to Tommy]

Turkish: Did you understand a single word of what he just said?

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DJANGO UNCHAINED: Don't let 'preview' apps put you off Fedora 20

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Re: "a decent upgrade for Fedora fans"

Nah, surely it's supported for 12+ years, just like Windows XP, isn't it?

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California OLDSTER in WILD golf course SKATEBOARDING spree

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you forgot you have to leave any notion of style and dress sense at home.

I agree it's pastime, not a sport, along with snooker, darts and anything else you can have a fag and a pint whilst participating in.

i.e. if you don't get out of breath, it ain't a sport.

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Xiaomi taps the HYPEGEIST with 10 pence DIY Wi-Fi router

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Re: Wait.. What?

10p for the 1st 500.

Unlike most companies these days, they most likely gave you a discount for being an early tester. Not the usual US version of "fuck you over for a premium for being 1st, fix the mountain of bugs and missing features, then slash the costs" mentality.

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Unlocking CryptoLocker: How infosec bods hunt the fiends behind it

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Re: Sensible to Suggest Ways of Blocking The Spread?

And follow this:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/virus-removal/cryptolocker-ransomware-information#prevent

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Sensation: Chinese Jade Rabbit FOUND ON MOON

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Re: Bloody cheating Chinese.... It's outrageous

Don't forget they also stole from the Brits. Miles M.52 springs to mind

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Twitterers rally round #CensoredUK - to demand MORE PORN

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Re: And so it starts

You must be new here.

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Cardslurping kingpin caged for 18 years over Carderplanet forum

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The secret service looks after the stability of the US currency. Organised major banking fraud falls under that remit.

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Google's patent chief slammed the US patent office – now she's the agency's acting director

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Re: Backlog!

How can something expire before existing? Think about that one.

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China's 'Airpocalypse' forces pilots to learn BLIND landings in smog

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Re: Obvious question

A bloody lot more than any other nation:

http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/2013/08/china-spends-billions-tackling-pollution

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UK fondleslab surge slowing, says sales-sniffing specialist

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Re: Coming to their senses?

What 20 - 30 year old app are you running on a 32 bit machine?

Just curious.

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