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1253 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009

Tech talk bloke compares girlfriend to irritating Java tool – did he deserve flames?

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Re: Before the knee-jerk "PC gone mad" comments start in earnest...

Odd I'm sat directly one of those strange women in IT things your talking about (way more of a techie than me) two desks in front are 2 more women, to my left another, and across the room, 4 more. We have about a 70/30 in this office.

Now go to your local hospital, tell me the female to male nurse ratio, or how about social work, or primary school teachers, or carers, or even till operators at Tesco's.

We can try to battle "stereotypes" all you want, but a lot of it is simply the fact men and women just simply want to do different jobs, so lets live with it.

I for example class myself has a bit of a problem solver, which makes me a shit therapist. I do this job, to fix problems and puzzles, not to give people hugs and make them feel better about themselves.

The sooner people realise genders DO actually want to do different roles, the better we'll all get on.

Yes there is an issue with sexism and were it exists, but trust me, spend some time with a bunch of nurses when they've had a few vino's and you'll understand it works both ways, way more derogatory than this.

Oh and by the way, there IS a boyfriend version of this...

but to keep the balance:

http://www.digitaldreamdoor.com/pages/quotes/men_are.html

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Office, IE and Windows in line for critical fixes from Redmond

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Re: After all this time ...

How long has Linux been around...is it bug free?

Thought not....

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Has Google gone too far? Indie labels say it's crunch time for The New Economy

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But the advantage of the modern age....

...is you could simply host your own and then have a shopping cart to download the tracks....

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Fed-up bloke takes email spammers to court – and WINS PILE of CASH

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"but I don't think courts have the authority to tell me how to think."

No, that's the Government's and the Daily Mail's Job....

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Google: OK world, make our 'End-to-End' crypto tool SPOOK PROOF

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Re: solving the wrong problem

Excellent idea, that'll mean Google, Yahoo, facebook, Twiiter and MS will go bankrupt within a week.

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REVEALED: GCHQ's BEYOND TOP SECRET Middle Eastern INTERNET SPY BASE

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Re: TRAITORS

Well trolled Luke....

Clearly everyone fails to look up your name and see you are a ranty, shouty little child.

Hats off.

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Myspace: Where are you going? We still have all your HUMILIATING PICS

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Re: Just nuke it from orbit

This can help....

http://justdelete.me/

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PCIe hard drives? You read that right, says WD

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Stop!

SATA’s fastest speed is 12Gbit/s currently. PCIe v4.0 provides 1,969 MB/sec per lane. Gen 3 provided 985 MB/sec per lane.

One unit of measurement PLEASE!

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ARM to open CPU design centre in Taiwan

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Re: Why Taiwan?

or....

you just want someone that thinks differently.

In Asia for example, dual SIM mobiles are the norm, in Europe, they are not. In the UK top loading Machines are rare, yet in Asia very common and so on and so on.

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'SURPRISE!' Amazon teleports cloud tech into VMware data centers, slurps cash

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Sueball in 3...2....1....

Some obscure look and feel patent will no doubt rear it's ugly head.

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ASUS launches 5-in-1 Android Windows Phone laptop tablet (breathe)

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Re: Only if it's £35.

That's £50 more than some people on here.

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You've got Mail! But someone else is reading it in Outlook for Android

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Re: <title goes here but will it be encrypted?>

"No, Outlook is singled out because the whole idea of paying for stuff is that you are paying for someone to pay attention to the tedious bits that might be overlooked in a free product."

Outlook is free.

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DUDE, WHERE'S MY CAR? New leccy BMWs have flimsy password security – researcher

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Re: This is why I like my old BMW.

Yup, that's why YOU are the easiest way of gaining access. Lot harder to disable an immobiliser than the owner.

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Re: Beamer?

It's "bimmer" for a BMW car. A beamer or beemer is a BMW motorcycle.

Never, ever heard of bimmer. Most be a local thing for local people.

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Re: Need they an app to stop wheels exploding

Your fault, your driving in the UK. BMW wheels and pot holes don't mix.

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128-bit crypto scheme allegedly cracked in two hours

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Re: Welcome

No idea why you got a down vote, either the Joke icon wasn't obvious enough, the joke was so bad it deserved one, or proving the point, geeks have absolutely no sense of humour..

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Re: 94.6 bits

Easy it's quatum computing. On, Off and a little bit inbetween.

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Windows XP fixes flaws for free if you turn PCs into CASH REGISTERS

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It hasn't stopped, you can still pay for it.

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Google brings futuristic Linux software CoreOS onto its cloud

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Re: memory

4mb what are you, some sort of newbie?

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EBAY... You keep using that word 'ENCRYPTION' – it does not mean what you think it means

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Re: Sigh ...

"How does this system of making you enter the 3rd and 7th characters improve security or convenience over having you just enter your password? "

It makes shoulder surfing somewhat more difficult.

And man in the middle attacks

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Beijing to Washington: Ratted-out routers not welcome here

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Re: bully boy

Would that be the European union that so many in the UK don't want to belong to?

Still we can always leave and sit on the sidelines singing Land Of Hope and Glory, pretending we still have some influence in the world.

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Privacy International probes GCHQ's mouse fetish

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Simple Answers are always the correct ones.

GCHQ isn't WEEE compliant and doesn't have a permit for the local council tip. So they live it to the guilty* party to dispose of.

*Guilty until they decide to you are innocent.

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BT and Neul ink gov-funded deal: Milton Keynes to be test bed for Internet of Stuff

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Ah the Utopia vision

"This could include anything from intelligent monitoring of parking spaces in the city to networked bins which signal when they need collecting,"

And now back to reality

"This could include anything from intelligent monitoring of parking violations in the city to networked bins which signal when they have the wrong items in, or exceed the households weekly allowance allowing an automated fine to be sent"

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eBay slammed for daft post-hack password swap advice

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WTF?

Can't belive i'm this late to the comments and no XKCD

http://xkcd.com/936/

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Why are Fujitsu and Toshiba growing lettuce in semiconductor plants?

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This is nothing new, well except the location

Lettuce (and many other veg) is often grown in huge production lines, that slowly shift along to be harvested, or under "perfect conditions" that's why modern fruit and veg is so bland.

Grow your own carrots (can be done easily in a pot) and compare

Want proof of mass production?

http://ww1.prweb.com/prfiles/2012/01/30/9150384/Tanimura.Antle.LivingLettuce.jpg

http://seedstock.com/2011/12/26/san-diego-startup-locally-grown-hydroponic-lettuce-roots-intact/

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Fuel for jets DOES grow on trees

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Yippee....

...in a world of rising food prices, what we need is more agricultural land turned over to Biofuels.

Hint: If you are unaware, this is one of the major reasons crop prices are so high and as corn is also a major live stock food, why meat prices are also high.

http://www.euractiv.com/sustainability/food-price-fears-push-eu-lawmake-news-530400

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China to become world's No 1 economy. And we still can't see why

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A good balanced article...

...here is the reason they are doing better.

Investement in the long term.

They have been pouring money into education (go to any UK Russell Uni group and see how many PhD students are Chinese, and have been for many years), into research and into acquisitions. It put nearly every country to shame.

As for the pathetic US proganda of Ooohh it's funded by the Chinese army, so who cares, NASA, Lockhead Martin, Boeing, all bank rolled by the US military, but I don't see anyone bitching about that.

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Waterfront flats plan for IBM's UK HQ as housing market goes bananas

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Re: Whats missing

And you think that stops the gullible?

Some people are so blinkered by new builds and a scared of a bit of hard work, they overlook the older ones, with bigger gardens, better areas and a lot better built.

I know this for a fact as where I live houses back onto the M42 and near where I used to live several years ago they are virtually under the M5.

Yes the old area is a crap hole:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.485972,-2.023418,3a,75y,7.53h,83.46t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s33Wr7QwKiEqe93no6AvUrw!2e0

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Re: The application suggests nobody wants office space on the scale IBM will vacate

Don't forget Standard Life's and RBS's lovely offices as well.

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EBay, you keep using the word 'SECURITY'. I do not think it means what you think it means

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Re: Quick!

Because, being the grumpy cynic that I am, they wanted to get there "Advertise x number of items for free" campaign under way before driving traffic to their site for their password reset.

Good old bury the bad news with the "good"

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Cloudy plague will KILL storage vendors, say Gartner mages

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I agree....

... it will be nothing like the current situation in 5 years time, but neither is it like it was 5 years ago either. That's the thing with technology it keeps changing.

Still I'm glad these people have solved the minor issue of moving 10's of gigs of data up and down from the cloud each day.

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Boffin fights fire with EXPLOSIVES instead of water

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Re: Hang on...

You mean this?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjM12xDlSX0

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California gives green light to test self-driving cars on public roads

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Re: Tech is the easy part

"Yeah man, fuck insurance. When was........"

Anger management courses are freely available. I suggest you take one little child.

Can we have a "you need a hug icon?"

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Redmond slow to fix IE 8 zero day, says 'harden up' while U wait

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Re: Harden your browser

"Install Chrome......"

Install SRWare Iron.

There, fixed.

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To be fair...

..it's obsolete and if your stuck with it, your either on XP, so we all know that's unsupported or server 2003, in which case, WTF are you doing surfing dodgy websites?

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Rubber-glove time: Italy to probe TripAdvisor over 'fake reviews'

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Simpe advice.

Ignore the lowest and the highest and you may get a better idea.

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Chip and SKIM: How dodgy crypto can leave shoppers open to fraud

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Re: And you thought...

Erm yes it is more secure.

This hack is just a (huge) Tad more difficult than copying a mag stripe and a bit of a scribble.

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Rival BT sics ad watchdog on EE: ASA growls at 'most reliable broadband' claim

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WTF?

you can get a static IP with BT.

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Web firms, DON'T PANIC: The Euro Google 'right to be forgotten' isn't a problem

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Re: Just needs one test case

So if BBC news says your a paedophile on the web, publishes your photo and address, then it's just hearsay and is inadmissible.?

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Gee thanks, Ofcom! BT 'pleased' to hang onto pricing 'freedom' for Openreach fibre product

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"I only want broadband"

Feel free and get one, they are out there. Costs are the pretty much the same though so you may as well have the voice as a back up.

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Yahoo! Saves! Trolls! From! Session! Jacking! Holes!

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This is about as newsworthy

as what you find on Yahoo.

XSS flaws are standard programming protocol for Yahoo.

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Silverlight finally becomes popular ... with crims

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Re: XP

It most likely will be unpatched. End of life tends to mean that.

99% of people can uninstall.

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Builder could lose golden ticket to Google's King Cross chocolate factory

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Re: Happy to have EMEA

EMEA is a standard term, along with BRICS which makes that one look puny.

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Real, hovering SPEEDER BIKE can be YOURS for cheaper than a house

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Hmm 12ft...

...above ground level or terrain level?

Some thing tells me by the time you've flown over 30 odd cars, following their profiles, you may feel a level queasy....and the school kids will love the look on you face as your nose spatters into the top window of a double decker bus.

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FSF slams Mozilla for 'shocking' Firefox DRM ankle-grab

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Re: I used Chromium rather than Chrome

I use SW Iron, can't say I found any content that doesn't play.

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Re: Any downsides to not supporting DRM?

You'll find that your browser stops displaying shit loads of content.

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Urinating teen polluted 57 Olympic-sized swimming pools - cops

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WTF?

So the Yanks don't sanitize the water from the reservoir before drinking it? Euuughh.

Just so glad that fish don't shit and poo in it.

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Graphics pros left hanging as Adobe Creative Cloud outage nears 24 hours

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WTF?

Excellent and your Open Source equivalent is?

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Xiaomi launches Mi Pad fondleslablette – your (legal) move, Apple

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At least this My-Pad is better designed than the Amercian One

I mean, just look, talk about a lack of taste. Now pass the sick bucket.

http://miraclehomebuilders.com/mipad-two-story.html

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