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Activist investors try forcing Google to pay more taxes

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Cue the usual (mis-informed) post...

...about how they legally have to maximise profits.

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Feature-phones aren't dead, Moto – oldsters still need them

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And a better upside...

..you don't have to have a bloody charger with you at all times....

14 hours talk time

Approx 15 DAYS standby.

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Hunt's paperless future: NHS watches £60m vanish down plughole

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Beep...

...sorry, unexpected old bag in the seating area.

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Linux distros fix kernel terminal root-hole bug

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Re: This wouldn't have happened...

Pah we know Speecy's are rubbish and that the BBC MicroB is a proper home computer....

(Yes I was a speccy owner, but I have to provide the same load of juvenile bollocks still spouted today, just to keep us on track).

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Google Maps adds all UK public transport timetables

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And whilst ranting.....

...will it magically reduce the 3 -4 hours round trip it takes via public transport down to the 1 hour by car (which would be better if the $%^&*() buses didn't stop every 10m and reduce the price by about 75%?

Yet they still bloody bang on about how great public transport it. Try living NOT in a city.

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Yes....

..but it will it tell us the trains are still on running time despite not having them for 3 days the last heavy snowfall?

Certainly the rail companies were unable to do this. Simply due to the fact they were reaching that last point of the auto update system but getting no further and going back, so to the crappy automated system, they looked like they were all ok, in fact many were running 20 minutes ahead.

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Where are your rich friends? Facebook's Zuck sued for NOT BEING SOCIAL ENOUGH

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According to his lawyer, the sweetener wasn’t in a written contract,

and he told me he'd give me a billion dollars. All my mates heard it as well.

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Boeing shows off 7-4-heaven SPACEPLANE-for-tourists concept

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And it will be in realty...

..the same as every other concept car out there.

They look lovely until you realise you can't actually turn the front wheels due to the tyres catching the arches, so it ends up being the same as every other car out there.

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Google CAN be told to delete sensitive data from its search results, rules top EU court

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Re: Barmy (@Psyx)

If they can't do the time they shouldn't do the crime...

Just remember, Ghandi, King and Mandella were all convicted criminals.

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WWI historical project will catalog eight million life stories

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WW2 request

As a side note, the ThinkTank in Birmingham is building a new Spitfire exhibition and wants objects and stories related to it.

http://www.thinktank.ac/news.asp?itemid=4270&itemTitle=Spitfire+Gallery+Go-ahead+at+Thinktank&section=0001000100020015

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Greenwald alleges NSA tampers with routers to plant backdoors

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WTF?

Are they interested in multi-billion pound Tech industries, or Phama's, or Military installations? These use routers and firewalls as well you know?

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Microsoft blinks, extends Windows 8.1 Update deadline for consumers

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Ok I may be going mad..or something changed

But I got my 8.1 from Windows update, so has something changed?

I know this because I nearly choked when I saw the size of the download.

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GM reveals how much you'll pay to turn your car into a rolling 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot

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Of course.....

the US could do a much better thing than worrying about gadgets in cars.

Stop producing such utterly crap cars! Seriously, I've driven many US cars and the only half decent ones are the ones designed outside of the US, even then you fear at any time the door may fall off.

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Re: I'd love to see them try this in Australia

I'd love to see this in the UK, where huge chunks of the country struggle to get 2g, let alone 4g.

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LA air traffic meltdown: System simply 'RAN OUT OF MEMORY'

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Re: er...

No, the flight plan was submitted correctly, but the automated system didn't have that high a figure in it's system, so it tried to guess it.

No manual error here, it was fully automated.

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Australia to build 35,000-core supercomputer on Xeon-E5-2600 v3

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WTF?

A 10% increase over a few thousand processors it not exactly a small jump.

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Hey, does your Smart TV have a mic? Enjoy your surveillance, bro

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If your that paranoid about this, don't buy a "smart" TV.

There, not that hard was it.

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Oh aye, a mobe grumble-flick player? No – it's a 'droid ransomware nasty

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And those that lock their phones to only install from Google Play are a bunch of mindless sheep.

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Quick Q: How many FLOPPIES do I need for 16 MILLION image files?

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I'll take your 100mb ZIP Drive...

...and raise you a LS-120.

Now there was a format. A "High" capacity drive that could still read 1.44mb diskettes.

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How Google's Android Silver could become 'Wintel for phones'

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Re: No Problem

Define Evil, it's a question of semantics.

Hitler / Stalin / Pol Pot all probably thought they were doing the right thing.

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Google updates Maps app for iOS, Android, adds Uber support

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Re: Offline functionality...

I use NavMan...seem less insistent on spending an hour to go back where I came from if I choose to take a divert but can't stop to re-enter the information. I also prefer the less cluttered interface.

It does have it's quirks, but less than Googles

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HP drops $1bn, two-year OpenStack cash bomb

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Re: Why use Helion...

Ac I'm not even a Linux user, but you really are boring the pants off us.

You may not even bother as posting as AC, you posts are so predictable, it's easy to figure it from the same, dull, repetitive low level postings. Heck if you were to take a Turing test, I'm pretty sure you would fail as a human.

Seriously, I've heard off-shored call centre staff stick to a less rigid script.

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Freescale: Cloudy dumb sensors? Nope, not OUR smart Internet of Things

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"If you think about home automation, a lot of those individual applications have been around for years ......" he said "You know about the security side........,"

At which point is wee'd myself a little.

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Cold War spy aircraft CRASHED Los Angeles' air traffic control

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Re: Given its a stealth designed aircraft

The MG-25 could in theory intercept the SR, as it would be rare for the SR to being flown at full speed for long, and certainly armed with a AA-6 Acrid missile, it could take out a 71. Only problem is the Foxbat may be completely knackered afterwards.

All theory of course....

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Apple files patent for typo-sensing buttons

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Ok I hope it's bit more unique than this:

"...powering on a device by disabling or immobilizing the button with a lock mechanism."

Like my electric razor then?

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AMD beds ARM in 'Project SkyBridge' and home-grown 'K12' ARM architecture chips

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Re: Over compromised?

I suppose a compromised chip seems attractive from afar but is it also a demonstrable lack of commitment and will it cost too much?

A bit like when they started making a 64 bit x86 compatible device. That never caught on, unlike the "pure" 64bit Itanium which was a runaway success.

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The amazing .uk domain: Less .co and loads more whalesong

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Oh dear....

...just been a little bit sick.

Come the revolution, marketeers and patent lawyers 1st.

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Scariest NSA revelation yet: Spooks are RUBBISH at CIPHERS

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Well done.....

....all the people having a go at the NSA have done EXACTLY what they wanted, you are all talking about it, after all, no such thing as bad publicity.

If it had been extremely hard to crack, I doubt it would of even made the Tech websites, let alone mainstream media.

NSA: 1

Smart arse twaters: 0

Next week, more bait traps.

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CenturyLink slashes prices to guarantee its megacloud future

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"or our cloud data and traffic searched for adverts... any of them could do it."

And we know which one it will be...

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New secure OS will put Tails between NSA's legs

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One problem with Tor

The weak link is the exit nodes....people presume these are the "good" guys. Yes it's scrambled and goes through loads of relays, but if you own enough relays and own enough exit nodes, it's not beyond the computing powers these guys have to put it all back together.

Of course they will say...curse those drug dealers and terrorists using this darknet, we can't find them if they use that...snigger.

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GOV.UK push in action: Er, FEWER Brits filling out govt forms online

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Have to agree.....

Tax Disc, perfect.

Renewing my garden waste collection, what a joke.

Go to waste collection, read instructions.

Choose "sundries" from small list of services.

Enter ID. Now is that the customer id or the reference ID? Neither are recognised, still no matter can still pay.

Now choose my address from the empty drop down list......sigh

Enter the fields manually.

Postcode can't have spaces...sigh.

Click pay and all seems ok.

Now enter email for receipt of payment (why didn't you ask fo that when entering all the other details).

Hooray.

So it sort of works, but boy is it so badly thought out.

Now don't even get me on trying to find the school term times and teacher "training" days. Yet to manage that.

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Grad student creates world's thinnest wires – just three atoms wide

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But being a bloke....

...he's bound to claim it was actually 7 atoms thick...

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Re: Not easy

Soldering? That's welding for girls.

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Spy back doors? That would be suicide, says Huawei

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Re: If the UK is really that worried about backdoors...

UK isn't worried, hence much of the UK back-haul runs over Huwawei.

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BBC hacks – tweet the crap out of the news, cries tech-dazzled Trust

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No, NO, NO!

I'm sick to death of going to the "News" sites to see crap like.

#Breaking news in @London, Today #InLondon a #tubestrike has occurred. @TFL say #theywanttoreach an agreement.

Al-Jazeera is the place to go if you still want proper news.

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Amazon veep: We tweak our cloud code every 16 seconds – and you?

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Tweaks every 16 seconds....dead easy in a live, large datacentre.

Drive fail, rebuild RAID, drive fail rebuild RAID, drive fail, rebuild RAID.

See a tweak every 16 seconds.

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Target finally implements chip and PIN card protections

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Hey USA

I have a call from 2005 for you, something about a credit card technology?

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Go ahead and un-install .Net, but you'll CRIPPLE Windows Server 2012

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Re: In other news...

"In other words, Microsoft has learned their lesson from the IE brouhaha, and now make sure the technologies they want to push are so insinuated in to OS functionality that they can not be removed."

You are getting the two horribly mixed up. .Net is not trying to push out the competition order to get revenue / market share gain, it's a key part of the OS that many MS technologies rely on.

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CSC: Brits, say hi to your new UK boss – say bye to 750 coworkers

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WTF?

Will you be voting UKIP then?

Eh?

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And! For! Yahoo!'s next! trick! ... Making! two! new! TV! comedies!

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Comedy content?

Just look at the comments and answers section and you have all the material you need. Granted most would be illegal to produce.

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US Supreme Court to decide if cops can search mobes without a warrant

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Re: Locked Phones

Well if you're locking your phone, you're either peado or a terrorist. Don't believe me? Try refusing to unlock it in the UK.

Stu..

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Cuffing darknet-dwelling cyberscum is tricky. We'll 'disrupt' crims instead, warns top cop

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That old chestnut...

But [NSA whistleblower Edward] Snowden has made it more difficult for law enforcement to hunt down the wolves," he added

Yes because they were so good at getting them before this....so c'mon, out of the several thousand banking Trojans that have been created, the 10's of thousands of victims,and the millions of pounds been stolen, how many have you crim's have you caught and prosecuted BEFORE Snowden?

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AOL confirms security breach from spam attack

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Wonder if Connie is still about.....

....and if you don't know who Connie is, ask your dad.

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Brit IT workers are so stressed that 'TWO-THIRDS' want to quit

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Re: At times because of management's bad choices, not always because of the job

I feel stressed looking at your rant...my eyes, my eyes....

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Startup CEO Chahal fired for domestic violence incident

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"Not to sound bigoted here, but there's nothing wrong with giving someone a slap now and then if they deserve it"

To right! I personally think you are a class A prick so please send us your address so we can all give you a slap, as you clearly are asking for it.

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OK, we get the message, Microsoft: Windows Defender splats 1000s of WinXP, Server 2k3 PCs

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Clearly they haven't been recommending well enough if still on XP

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Fancy joining Reg hack on quid-a-day challenge?

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Re: Sorry - not where I live

I've never got the reason why buying from farm shops is dearer than the supermarket.

You've cut out the transport, the packaging, the middleman's cut and the retailers cut and a mass of other inline losses.

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A scanner, darkly: Master data-miner Google tweaks terms of service

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Re: Adverts on Gmail?

Would that be the Adblock Plus that Google doesn't allow on it's Play site? And you know what Google and commentards say about downloading from untrusted sources....

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Pakistan mulls cyber security bill to keep NSA at bay

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Re: Lost all faith...

"blocking websites carrying out illegal activity"

Blasphemy is a criminal offence in Pakistan, so you've fallen over there haven't you?

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"The latest Enemies of the Internet report from Reporters Without Borders called out the Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) for its increasingly prolific attempts to blacklist URLs and filter web content."

The latest Enemies of the Internet report from Reporters Without Borders called out the UK Government for its increasingly prolific attempts to blacklist URLs and filter web content.

There, fixed.

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