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New Scottish Apple Store appears, then VANISHES off map app

Stuart Halliday

So why the big Apple sign outside the store?

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Microsoft WINDOWS 10: Seven ATE Nine. Or Eight did really

Stuart Halliday
Alert

I'm still going to call it Windows 8.2...

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Business is back, baby! Hasta la VISTA, Win 8... Oh, yeah, Windows 9

Stuart Halliday

Nothing wrong with Windows 8.1 that a few hours practice and a mind willing to accept change can't fix.

Could it really be businesses don't want to spend money on training their Minions considering they got that free before when personal would train themselves at home?

Course not..... :)

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Hollywood's made an INTELLIGENT science vs religion film?!

Stuart Halliday

Blind Cave fish?

No eyes. Plenty if Genes.

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Apple 'fesses up: Rejected from the App Store, dev? THIS is why

Stuart Halliday
Headmaster

Are IOS developers gonna learn how to spell?

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That 8TB Seagate MONSTER? It's HERE... (You'll have to squint, 'cos there are no specs)

Stuart Halliday

Re: Now you can lose 8TB of data in one shot instead of just 4!

Let me guess, you bought your domestic Seagate drives at the lowest price you could find and discovered they got shipped to you in bubble wrap bags?

And you have the cheek to blame Seagate?

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Cracking copyright law: How a simian selfie stunt could make a monkey out of Wikipedia

Stuart Halliday

Owner of the camera obviously.

Freelancers often take photos by leaving a camera on a tree overnight. Does that image belong to the passing animal? Course not. Belongs to the owner of Camera.

If a person is hired to do a photo then there will be contract between him and say the BBC.

So all images become the copyright of the BBC as agreed by that contract.

If the BBC only ask for limited use of said image, then copyright remains with owner of material.

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The police are WRONG: Watching YouTube videos is NOT illegal

Stuart Halliday
Facepalm

Surely the video was published on YouTube?

Therefore YouTube is guilty and if you share links to that page, you're guilty of promoting it?

What's the problem?

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True fact: 1 in 4 Brits are now TERRORISTS

Stuart Halliday
Facepalm

Haven't we been here before?

I've not seen this video and quite honesty I don't want to.

A good while ago there was reports of an American getting beheaded on video and I stupidly thought I'd try to find it. Well I did and I had nightmares for days afterwards. My fault I know. But who cares what accent these murderers have. Just stop them OK?

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Stuart Halliday

"True fact"

Is there any other kind?

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FEAST YOUR EYES: Samsung's Galaxy Alpha has an 'entirely new appearance'

Stuart Halliday

Re: is that what ElReg sarcasm looks like

No need.

Several years ago scientists invented a glass coating that doesn't reflect light.

Saw it on a BBC programme about the London Natural History Museum.

You shine a light on it and it only shows you what is underneath it.

Odd how this site and others completely missed it.

Several companies are bringing out products that use it.

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Creaky PC? SanDisk gives users a NAND with speedy '3-bitter' SSD

Stuart Halliday

Re: M.2

Why not look at the 400GB SSD RAM sticks?

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Kate Bush: Don't make me HAVE CONTACT with your iPHONE

Stuart Halliday
Boffin

Kate should put up some Infrared lights on stage. The audience won't see them. But all the cameras will! :)

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Detroit losing MILLIONS because it buys CHEAP BATTERIES – report

Stuart Halliday

Should have read the Battery review Web site

http://stuarthalliday.com/reviews/alkaline-batteries-part-1/

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HGST brings PCM to flash show, STUNS world+dog with 3 MILLION IOPS

Stuart Halliday

5Gbits? Only 5 measly Gbits...?

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Thirteen Astonishing True Facts You Never Knew About SCREWS

Stuart Halliday

Slow day or drop in Hits hmm?

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BEST BATTERY EVER: All lithium, all the time, plus a dash of carbon nano-stuff

Stuart Halliday

Re: New batteries...

That's no big deal. They swapped Lead acid batteries for Lithium.

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Stuart Halliday

5 years ago we were promised x4 capacity batteries using nanotechnology. Where did they go?

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Jurassic squawk: Dinos were Earth's early FEATHERED friends

Stuart Halliday

Norwegian blue dinosaur anyone?

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Stuart Halliday

Time to re-run that campaign to get Mr Spielberg to make T-Rex fluffy! It's only good science!

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DAYS from end of life as we know it: Boffins tell of solar storm near-miss

Stuart Halliday

Time to dig out my Valves. I knew there was a reason why I kept them.

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Major problems beset UK ISP filth filters: But it's OK, nobody uses them

Stuart Halliday

When I got my Internet account found YouTube Web site was blocked.

Well that was that. Turn off my ISP filters. Why bother with this kind of lunacy?

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Seagate chances ARM with NAS boxes for the SOHO crowd

Stuart Halliday

Goodness. My phone runs faster and has more RAM!

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NEW Raspberry Pi B+, NOW with - count them - FOUR USB ports

Stuart Halliday

Re: Composite Output

Maplin sells two types of 3.5mm leads with 3x RCA. A Sony or Panasonic lead. So at least 2 standards. :)

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Adobe Flash: The most INSECURE program on a UK user's PC

Stuart Halliday
Facepalm

Re: What IS Flash?

Do people seriously still use Adobe PDF Reader!

Let me reexamine the year on my calendar...

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10Gbps over crumbling COPPER: Boffins cram bits down telco wire

Stuart Halliday

Let me guess....

It's 10Gbps over 30 metres of straight wire with no corners or other cables next to it...

Yeah, that'll work in the real world...

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The Windows 8 dilemma: Win 8 or wait for 9?

Stuart Halliday
Flame

Real people don't know how to use Windows.

They just want to know where to wave the mouse, when to click and which mouse button to click.

The other 1% (ie us) know how to work our computers regardless of which OS it runs.

To tell if your workforce is ready for Windows 8, try this. Move the taskbar to the right-hand side and see how long it takes for them to figure it out.

If its more than 10secs. They're not ready.

If it takes you more than 5secs to figure out how to do this. You're just playing at IT.

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Printed diode can slurp power from phone signals

Stuart Halliday

You can make a diode out of a piece of coal and a wire.

Colditz prisoners did this during WWII.

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Would it be BAD if the Amazon rainforest was all FARMS? Well it WAS, once

Stuart Halliday

So the hundred of thousands of species of animals, plants, fungi and insects just came from where exactly?

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Xiaomi: Hidden Android dragon is growing fast, despite being unknown in the West

Stuart Halliday
Trollface

Well, maybe then you should review their products in future?

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Virgin Media struck dumb by NATIONWIDE DNS outage

Stuart Halliday
Facepalm

If you're sensible, you add a OpenDNS and a Google DNS line to your router...

Nuff said.

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Using Android 4.3? Don't let malware snatch your private login keys

Stuart Halliday
Pirate

Let's see how long Samsung takes to fix it's Galaxy S3 Flagship phone of 2012 which sold millions!

We're counting Samsung...

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New research: Flash is DEAD. Yet resistance isn't futile - it's key

Stuart Halliday
Facepalm

They've been saying that for the last 10 years....

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London teen charged over Spamhaus mega-DDoS attacks

Stuart Halliday
Devil

Re: Suitable punishment for him

Make it an Acoustic modem and you'll have a deal! :)

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Stuart Halliday
Thumb Up

Well, he'll now have his pick of jobs for life.

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Maplin Electronics sold for £85m to Rutland Partners

Stuart Halliday
Happy

Re: How the sale went down

Well, you'd cry otherwise wouldn't you? :)

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Office website HACKED: Passwords, addresses, phone numbers slurped

Stuart Halliday

Re: Ubiquitous passwords

Last shop that did that was Tandy.

They got very upset if you refused. Needless to say they are no longer trading...

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Stuart Halliday

I suspect Foot Warriors from Brontitall...Hopefully just an advanced scouting party?

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Did hackers scoop source code from DayZ zombie game brains?

Stuart Halliday
Facepalm

Do players still play the Mod?

It's so full of hackers and cheats, it's not worth playing.

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ARM exec: Forget eight-core smartphone chips, just enjoy a SIX-PACK

Stuart Halliday

Can I just get a phone or Tablet with enough RAM to deliver consistent performance of my current quad core? 1GB isn't enough by a long shot. :(

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Google forges a Silver bullet for Android, aims it at Samsung's heart

Stuart Halliday

Google is trying to do the right thing.

Software and 3rd party developers would enjoy a far superior and cheaper platform. Users would be able to pick up any Tablet and just use it.

Hardware Tablet developers would just have to concentrate on hardware design and not be bogged down by software fluff that may impress a corporate CEO but means nothing to their customers.

Let's get back to hardware reliability and leave the software fixing to the people who care about fixing that.

Surely everyone benefits?

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Och aye! It's the Loch Ness Monster – but only Apple fanbois can see it

Stuart Halliday
Facepalm

Due to the shape of the loch (you don't call them lakes laddie!) it is common to see dark standing waves on the surface long after the ferry and other leisure boats have gone past. The water is always murky as its full of peat particles and floating trees that have been blown down in storms.

So don't get too excited yer eejits!

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Qualcomm uncloaks new chips for 'ultimate connected mobile computing experiences'

Stuart Halliday
Facepalm

Nice to know that my new phone that I'll buy next year is already obsolete before it's launched yet.

Such is progress. :)

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Spooks vs boffins: MIT bods say they've created PRISM-proof encryption

Stuart Halliday
Facepalm

Just need to encrypted the Syslogs next. Oh they can't...

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Boffins power wearable tech with body static

Stuart Halliday
Mushroom

Just rename this company to 'kaled' and we have the birth of something sinister? :)

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Windows 8 BREAKS ITSELF after system restores

Stuart Halliday
Angel

Re: Is Windows 8 fundamentally broken?

Windows 8 is just fine. I don't know what all the fuss is about.

I've used computers since the Cambridge Mk 14. So I'm well used to using all OSs across all hardware patterns.

People would tell me how wonderful XP was. But it had such a horrible USB stack. I lost count of times it would mess up and don't get me started on its lanmanger system. Awful!

Windows 7 was a welcome improvement. But Windows 8 is even better.

People just need to get their 'finger' out and adapt.

(Oh and read up on how to use it might not be a bad idea?)

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Stuart Halliday

Re: This issue occurs because ..

Errr...Windows 7 is a version of Windows NT. Most are.

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Stuart Halliday

Cute. But it's sorted which is the main thing.

I remember when XP came out. Someone discovered a HTML help file bug within a month of the launch that could nuke your computer if they so desired.

So people, don't condemn a OS for bugs. Or we'd still be using Windows 3.1

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Your 'funny' cat pics are weighing down the web, so here's a better JPEG encoder from Mozilla

Stuart Halliday

Re: Good for the *whole* web

And just how do we get this improved encoder into every graphic program?

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Duracell powers into cloud storage market

Stuart Halliday

Re: Low bat

Maybe they run off 6x D cell Duracell Ultras with a free bunny thrown in?

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