* Posts by RISC OS

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Welsh council rapped for covert spying on sick leave worker

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Nice to see that the STASI

is alive and well in wales

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US Navy's LASER CANNON WARSHIP: USS Ponce sent to Gulf

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Re: USS Ponce

Really??? what's the sister ship called? USS Pimp?

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Pebble: The brilliant stealth wearable Apple's Watch doesn't see coming

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The watches look classy...

...in a 1980s delboy style "chunky gold identity braclet" kind of way...

"That's not Rooney.... that is copperplate writing..."

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Yahoo, Bing beg 'right to be forgotten' wipers: Don't FORGET about US

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Re: How to increase market share

Maybe host it on sealand

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Star Wars: Episode VII trailer lands. You call that a lightsaber? THIS is a lightsaber

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Lightsabres can cut through anything

unless you need them to actually not cut through anything, like in RotJ or maybe the TEsB when one of them spins upside down and uses his lightsabre to stop himself hitting the floor... so I guess it won't cut their hands either.

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GOD particle MAY NOT BE GOD particle: Scientists in shock claim

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Re: Just to be clear...

Except that nobody but pedants uses it on the right side of the atlantic as singular.... it's plural.

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If it...

....looks like english, sounds like english and reads like a english, it probably is english, except if it's yank, canadian, australian, indian pidgin....

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Google Glassholes haven't achieved 'social acceptance' - report

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FAIL

"lengthy time-to-market and lack of a key consumer use case"

No.

The reason they have flopped is because no one wants to give google/facebook/the nsa all their videos and photos and everything they ever do...

...also call me skeptical, but I'll wait a few decades for the long-term eye damage assesments to be made. Or are google going to pay my medical bills in the future when one of my eyes focuses constantly on something nearby and the other doesn't...

*joke*

Not to mention the phosphor burn-in on my right eye of the google logo that now overlaps everything I see, with or without glasses.

*/joke*

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Apple patents AUTOGRAPHS. Checkmate, eBay

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What...

..is the F'in point??? You get an autograph to make your book more valuable ro to show it to friends when they happen to be admiring your bookcase whilst waiting for dinner to be cooked.

Who the hell is going to be impressed by something that can't be sold because of DRM and everyone else has too. I know personalised autographs are fround upon by collectors but un personalised ones like this that everyone has, that all look EXACTLY the same are completely pointless.

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Hey, YouTube lovers! How about you pay us, we start paying for STUFF? - Google

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You can get an add free youtube already...

...just install adblock edge

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Watersports-friendly e-reader: Kobo's Aura H2O is literary when wet

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"Watersports-friendly e-reader: Kobo's Aura H2O is literary when wet..."

"Watersports"?

Are we talking about the thing that most people would understand as watersports, or are talking about the alan partridge kind of watersports...

"...you do know what whatersports are, don't you alan?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEXTkQA5YGI

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Yahoo servers? SHELLSHOCKED? by Bash?

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Re: living under a rock

Right on... once you have read it on the bbc you know it's already old

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Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld and some Apple bloke attend glitzy iPhone 6 Paris launch

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I guess the man

is either jonny ive's boryfriend or tim cooks... ther largefeld and the dog he is standing next too look like waxworks wheeled in from tusards

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4chan outraged by Emma Watson nudie photo leak SCAM

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Now they are hacked!!!

http://www.rantic.com/

lol

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Germany strikes again over Amazon warehouse pay

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Childcatcher

Please do the world a favour...

...don't breed

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

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I amazed

I didn't think ebay still existed... one lives and learns

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Microsoft's rumoured $2.5bn Minecraft gobble expected on Monday

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Mojang has 'one hit wonder' written all over it...

...who cares??? if your one hit brings you 2.5 billion dollars I wouldn't complain about being one hit wonder, I mean, it's not like you would ever have to work ever again, or your family, children, grand children....

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PEAK LANDFILL: Why tablet gloom is good news for Windows users

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Re: Tablets are neither phones nor PCs

> It lost billions more making boutique own-brand hardware which nobody wants.

I think people would want them, just not at the apple level price range, MS is more like walmart, apple is more like Harrods. Selling a walmart product at harrods prices is never going to work, and then not subsidising touchscreens for all laptops with windows 8 was dumb.

I have a kindle fire, never used a tablet before, never will get another. It has become a replacement for the magazine rack in the bog... apart from that, I have no use for a tablet.

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About comments

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hmmm.. "your profile" at the guardian seem to have no trouble showing replies... maybe the register could do look at how they do it! This is supposed to bea tech site ;)

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About comments

Can't you show in my comments how many people have replied, I have to go to each article, find the comments, and see if anyone has replied.

Also it would be nice if you can write who people are replying to. Most of the time it's impossible to tell what people are replying to.

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iWatch 'due November'... Y'all know what time it is? Now you do

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Re: I don't know anyone

No one I know uses them, they all have mobiles.

You are mistaken or worse.

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Re: I don't know anyone

No. None

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I don't know anyone

that still uses a watch.

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NASA: ALIENS and NEW EARTHS will be ours inside 20 years

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Re: Just waiting for EELT

I wish these science projects would stop getting douglas adams to name them... European Extremely Large Telescope, the large hadron collider, Large Electron–Positron Collider...

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we are alone in the universe

"Only one child in the sweetshop at-a-time"

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Re: Promises, promises

The year of linux on the desktop - that will be the year that and solar EMP wipes everything out and all we have are few government computers in bunkers unafected that run linux...

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Re: Promises, promises

Exactly... it's 2015 next year, where are the flying cars, the hoverboards, mr fusion?

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Today's Facebook fury: Coppertone-like baby pic ban baffles US mom

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Somethings wrong with facebooks ethics department...

... naked children get pulled as indecent, but videos of people getting the head cut off with a chainsaw are ok! ...I really must close my facebook account.

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Computing student jailed after failing to hand over crypto keys

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Aspergers...

FFS, what has that got to do with it? You may as well have written: 'Wilson, who has Athletes Foot, was suspected of "trolling"...'

My stepson has AS, it gets on my tits how everyone and there dog tries to use it as a "get out of jail free" card.

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'Ribbed' for your pleasure: Jony Ive unveils NAKED IPHONE

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Re: Frustrating

Normal people don't want to or need to replace such things.

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Dubai to get HUGE climate-controlled DOMED CITY and giga-mall

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I wonder

if this will be used to keep rich people in or poor people out... lets hope they don't get sued by the simpsons

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USA to insist on pre-flight mobe power probe

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I wonder how they got this information?

Maybe using the technology that snowden reported. I think snowden was right to let people know, but I would rather have all my mails logged and analysed than fly on a plane that somone may blow up.

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SUPER EARTH possibly home to life FOUND in our 'solar backyard'

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Re: just 16 light years away

... and what time are they waiting for exactly? The time when we have star wars style blasters and our own space ships? Surely the time to attack would have been in middle ages when the best we could do was fire rotting cows from catapults... or the 40s, roswell, no real technology then either.

No they are still waiting... like Jesus to make a second coming. Why becuase it's bollocks. There are almost certainly aliens, but not near us.

for all you know, we are the most advanced form of life in the universe. Something has to be, it could be us, so our wait for "first contact" could be a very long time coming.

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uninhabitable

... for humans maybe, but that doesn't mean there is no life. We are constantly finding life in areas that are unihabitable for humans. Like the oceans for one.

Life found away to exist near black smokers, and in highly aidic water.

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Windows 7, XP and even Vista GAIN market share again

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Re: MS should have

I guess the same thing you would do when you're not typing something, watching a film, reading something - ignore it

> "It seemed so logical.."

Yes it is logical, for an OS that is designed with touch in mind.

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MS should have

Subsidised manufacturers to make every laptop with Windoes 8 have a touchscreen. They have billions, they can afford it. Screens are the most expensive part of a laptop, most people just can't afford a good spec laptop with a touchscreen. If it's a choice between a good spec laptop or an expensive touchscreened laptop with low specs I know what I would choose, and clearly buyers made the same choice.

But win 8 was designed for touchscreens, so most people that have it can't see the benefit or need of having the OS, they then tell their friends that there is no point in upgrading and you have the stats that are presented in this article.

MS shot themselves in the foot. Plus of course there is the crap software centre... the apps are terrible, they are all ad platforms designed to make money. Most are useless or complete the same as 50 other apps by the same developer. The quality of most apps is just dire. Also it's hard to know where the data for these metro apps is being stored. I don't trust using the apps because I have no idea how to migrate the data somewhere else. The only metro app I use is yahoo mail, apparently this is one of the most used metro apps. It's not brilliant but shows what metro apps could be if time and development were spend on the apps instead of people just dumping clones of apps laced with adverts: There was whole series of shit database apps that I found: "My book collection", "My cd collection"... you name it, it had an app. They were all the same, just a one word label change. The apps were terrible.

Also MS should have invested more on showing devs how to "design" metro apps. Devs are not know for strong design skills and metro apps require design skills to make them look great be a pleasure to use... this is something that will be difficult for MS to overcome.

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Microsoft compliance police to NHS: We want your money

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Re: Only one word for it

One word for it from marketing and those in charge of purchasing... "Apple".

The problem with linux is, it only does what the developer needed and not what you need... then it's file a bug time and wait 2 years, then get the IT team at the NHS to test and rollout the fix - five years later it does what you want. The NHS can't work like that...

also every doctor I have ever been to use an apple device already. Much easier to train people if you don't need to train them as they all ready have the software.

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Why, after snowden

is the NHS or anything todo with the government still using microsoft?

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You are ALL Americans now: Europeans offered same rights as US folks in data slurp leaks

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They say they offer the same data protection rights... doing and saying are too completely different things... politicans alwways promise to do stuff before an election, very few actually do what they promise. Who will be able to check that they are doing what they say when even their president "claims" he didn't know that other world leaders were being spied on?

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One amazing reason why NASA boffins are celebrating Curiosity's 687th day on Mars

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Re: Call me a science fangrrl if you will

Except maybe George W Bush

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Mozilla to cram a full web-dev IDE inside Firefox browser

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Re: about:crashes

My firefox never crashes... sounds indeed like it is your fault

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Microsoft tests HALF-INCH second screen to spur workplace play

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it's probably some nsa requirement.

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Instead of drawing a stupid face

someone could just call that person instead.

My wife sendinng me a photo of her tits would make me feel an intimate connection with this thing. Bob smith from accounts sketching a smiley wouldn't.

Seems like some NSA-ready tool to help them correlate your mood with with your actions... and it's a bit big for what it is, especially with smart watches on the horizon...

...also how long will it be before people start sending dick images to people when they see their boss over at their cowokers desk?

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iFind: Critics slam Kickstarter campaign for miraculous battery-free phone finder

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What happens if you lose your phone?

Can ifind help you then? I do I need another ifind app to find my 1st ifind?

I'm pretty sure people don't spend 3 years of teh whole life time looking for things they have misplaced - where is the evidence for this? Also the woman appears to be blind. The keys were on her table in plain site.

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Higgs boson even MORE likely to actually be Higgs boson - boffins

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"...coupling to the Higgs field, which is really exciting.”

Yes REALLY exciting....

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Assange™ makes fresh bid for FREEDOM from Scotland Yard's 'physical encirclement'

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Re: Maybe he could get out by

> 1) It's not Ecuadorian land.

So how come in US films yanks always claim once they are in their embassy that they are on US soil?

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Maybe he could get out by

being hoisted straight up in the air several KMs to a helicopter, then he wouldn't have left Ecuadorian land.

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Internet of Things fridges? Pfft. So how does my milk carton know when it's empty?

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Unless you one of those lard arses

on the otherside of the pond who feel the need to put eggs, potatoes, tomatoes etc in the fridge and thus have a fridge the size of a small room in a european flat, and you don't know what you need to buy... you either don't eat in very often or are so rich you have a cook who does the shopping for you.

I have a device that tells me what I need, it's called a jotter pad. It's amazing - you take one of these new fangled things called pencils and just write on the jotter pad what you need for your next meal, or what has just been used up... it uses no electricity, doesn't require an internet connection (although for marketing puposes, it could claim to be wireless), and is always on without reporting to GCHQ / The NSA.

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Re: Am I the only one who gets this?

Yeah... if you need a s hopping list telling you to buy stuff you still have

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