* Posts by Lost all faith...

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Sony says year's losses will be FOUR TIMES DEEPER than thought

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I've always found...

many Sony products being priced at the very high end of the market, thinking themselves as a premium brand, but most people I speak to, think they make nice stuff, just over priced.

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Will Apple give Chinese iPhone workers cancer? THE TRUTH

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About time...

when all the crap about the suicides was banded about, I took the population of "Foxconn City"and threw it against (I think) Wolverhampton, which was about the same population. The suicide rate was about 1/2 that of Wolverhampton.

But of course when you say x people committed suicide in Foxconn, most people think of a UK factory of about 200 people, not a place of 300,000 with a city centre, housing, swimming pools, leisure clubs, bars and restaurants.

It's a question of context, but that doesn't get the headlines.

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Every billionaire needs a PANZER TANK, right? STOP THERE, Paul Allen

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Re: Picking the nit...

Still covers a bigger area than World Series Baseball.

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Re: Pedantry alert

Could be worse; they could have asked for their PIN number to get the cash out.

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Re: Allen's firm alleged it had not received the panzer.

Has he checked over the fence to see if UPS have lobbed it over the back gate?

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THREE QUARTERS of Android mobes open to web page spy bug

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Re: Remind me again why Android's crappy update system is good?

Not sure why you have the down votes. The whole bitching about Windows was the i.e. integration. If the exploit is via a browser, why can't it be patched?

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Brit telcos warn Scots that voting Yes could lead to HEFTY bills

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As an Englishman...

....can I state that non of the main parties or business are speaking on my behalf when they say we want Scotland to stay part of the UK.

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eBay DROPS DEAD AGAIN - tat bazaar says sorry, scrambles to resurrect site

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"oh ffs, get a shop"

And when a utility company / council digs up the pavement so no one can get in, I guess your answer will be FFS get an online presence?

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Huawei ditches new Windows Phone mobe plans, blames poor sales

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WTF?

Re: Political more than commercial

Hairy Spod....That's kind of backwards?

They will make more if they don't have to pay the license cost. So they are not making any more, so have to pay the license?????

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Phones 4u slips into administration after EE cuts ties with Brit mobe retailer

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Re: Just goes to show

" Charity shops proliferate too but that is because we are so busy creating an larger and larger underclass that we need more shops like them...."

That and the fact they pay a much lower business rate than a "standard" business, gives them a competitive advantage.

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Chinese city creates footpath for smartphone addicts

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Who says the Chinese copy things...

Oh me.

http://popupcity.net/33430

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Airbus developing inkjet printer for planes

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F'ing Hell.....

How much are the cartridges going to cost for that!

Going by HP prices it would be cheaper to coat them in gold then hand engrave the picutre

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Not appy with your Chromebook? Well now it can run Android apps

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Re: Can you say, "Read between the lines...", boys and girls?

"The one thing it is NOT is a computer"

"An electronic device which is capable of receiving information (data) in a particular form and of performing a sequence of operations in accordance with a predetermined but variable set of procedural instructions (program) to produce a result in the form of information or signals."

Source: Oxford Dictionaries

So you are VERY wrong on that point.

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Android on windows anyone?

http://www.bluestacks.com/

Never used it though.

That is all...

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Go home Google, you're drunk! Desktop Maps says The Shard's TWO MILES from actual loc

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Mapping....

...it's an art form, I put Googles in with Picasso.

Navigate to Sandwell Country Park and once you are past West Bromich on the M5, feel free to park on the hard shoulder as you have arrived at you destination....oh same for the massive Green Park technology estate in Reading....parts of that are also on the motorway.

I only use it if Navman is having one of it's sulks and refusing to plan a route. If that fails break out the 5 year old TomTom

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Gaming supremo creates maps that turn real world into Sim City

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Re: Fork this fruit only shite!

"The software is available for iPhone and Android with a web version pending, and developers can download an SDK and have a tinker here. ®!"

Still it did require reading past the 1st paragraph....

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Smart meters in UK homes will only save folks a lousy £26 a year

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Re: Too late, but for other reasons

My meter was replaced about 4 months ago.

The guy rocked up, checked his sheet. Came back later and fitted a normal one. Aparenttly I wasn't down for a smart meter, so he had to go back and get a standard one. When I asked why I didn't get one, his response was "I have no idea, seems it's totally random to me"

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Re: not smart

They don't know what power I use and at what time, all the now is substation X is drawing Y power at Z time. They also don't know what is using the electricity in my house.

So in answer to your point, they are intruding a lot.

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NHS grows a NoSQL backbone and rips out its Oracle Spine

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Re: "80 million people in Britain"

"but go into many london hospitals and you'll be lucky to hear a british accent amongst the patients"

"but go into London and you'll be lucky to hear a British accent"

Fixed.

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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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Microsoft tells judge: Hold us in contempt of court, we're NOT giving user emails to US govt

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"On what basis do you make this claim? Microsoft OSs currently offer one of the most comprehensive and secure set of data encryption....."

Please can you stop using AC and use your real name...

I just want to know which of these you are?

http://advertising.microsoft.com/en/executive-team

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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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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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