* Posts by JaitcH

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US judge SLAMS both IBM and the SEC over bribery settlement

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About time the SEC got rapped over the knuckles for doing deals with Wall Street

For years the SEC has molly-coddled the Goldman Sachs ilk on Wall Street so it is good to see a judge highlighting the cosy arrangements.

The USA has repeatedly criticised other nations, including Britain, think Saudi Arabian fighters, for back-handing people to get business whilst, naturally, ignoring their own violators.

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NYC mayor pins crime rate spike on iPhone, iPad theft

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Just PROOF that criminals have BAD TASTE

or that iThingy owners 'lost' them so they can buy the latest version.

If the Fanbois wouldn't waltz around the streets with their latest Apple bling, th thefts might decrease. I saw a subway train rider neatly deprived of his goodies. One ne'er do well blocked the doors as they were closing and his buddy snatched the tablet from behind the user and both escaped with the train leaving th station!

The cellco's are likely not bothered about copying the Europlan of blocking lost/stolen handsets as it means more business for them.

Look at the cost of SIMs in North America - it costs me less than a dollar to get a new SIM and (optionally) change my number here in VietNam. The difference is we have government regulations that stop exploitation - and handsets/cell phones have to be sold unlocked.

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China switches on 'BDS' civilian nav-sat rival to GPS

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A Hat Tip to William J. O'Brien, an American engineer

who invented what was later known as Decca Navigator. - although it operated on position fixing by means of phase comparison of continuous wave transmissions whereas GPS is based upon time..See: < https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decca_Navigator_System > and < https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_Positioning_System >.

Decca was knee-capped by the EU and the principal espoused at that time seem to have been happily ignored in the development, and financial support, of Galileo.

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Christmas ruined for 2,100 sex offenders booted off online games

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Guess these subsibers are feeling like those who ...

participate in the BBC owned Lonely Planet chat room that was closed down at Christmas as they detected some 'inappropriate language', whatever the hell that means where four letter words are more the norm.

Just think about it, is there any other time when travel chat rooms are more needed?

Well done, Beeb, well planned.

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Steve Jobs' Apple yacht freed after family settles the bill

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Re: I have a question - funny looking yacht

Yachts have sails, this looks as if a slight wind, maybe Force 2 or 3, would blow it over.

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Re: I have a question

The end without propellers.

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Re: Typical Jobsian Design

Doesn't have to be sea worthy. They are designed to be moored so the owners can wear funny hats and drink themselves silly.

If they actually want to cross a real sea, they are carried as deck cargo. You can see these floating marinas all over the world and, upon arrival, the owners fly in.

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Re: That yacht looks terrible

Philippe Starck obviously has something going for him AND he has money in the bank to prove it.

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Re: That yacht looks terrible - I bet the navigation systems are shit.

I bet the navigation systems are shit.. Surprised? They are running on Apple products.

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Divorce lawyer spots increase in Christmas 'text message bustings'

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A better need for multi-SIM phones ... and security

People ask why there are so many multi-SIM handsets/cells in China, especially when compared to other countries.

The reason is obvious, now, to Foreigners, for each SIM represents a given Celco and keeping "spare Tires (girlfriends)" on different networks makes eminent sense. Different Spare Tire, different Network - what's more, ach Network can be ignored (turned on and off) by signing in.

Another reason is that when a Spare Tiree goes flat, for you, simply change the SIM and get a new number - yet the main contact numbers for business or family remain unchanged.

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El Reg man: Too bad, China - I was RIGHT about hoarding rare earths

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Rare Earth monopolies breed competition

I have the privilege of being able to roam freely over the beautiful (and not so beautiful) landscapes of VietNam, and Indochina generally, and I noticed that there are teams of white boiler-suited types scouring the land in VietNam who were definitely not Vietnamese in facial characteristics.

I took a relaxing lunch-break near of of these teams and one of them men wandered across and he was able to speak passable English.

He explained, voluntarily, what they were doing. In fact, he handed me an envelope of material that detailed their endeavours.

They were a Japanese team searching the old mining tails (debris) of VietNam looking for rare earths. In fact they had found some, just south of Ha Noi, where they discovered sufficient quantities to financially justify opening a new mine.

Elsewhere in the country the finds were only sufficient to process the tailings - with success.

Unlike the Australians, the documents advised, they are moving the untreated soils, by ship, from VietNam, to Japan where they have a low-emissions refining plant.

So, Thank You, China, for hogging the market, you are creating jobs and enterprises in other countries.

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Cheaper, slimmer Google Nexus 7 rumored for Q1 2013

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Goggle, two little letters for your new Nexus

SD.

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Bad quality, poor reliability, no manual or charger

You speak of Apple, I presume.

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Re: @AC 21:17

Your three year old Mac only sells because Fanbois are less than smart - as witnessed by antennagate, and are too slow to negotiate a better price.

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Re: ... a typical Fandroid commentard on an iPad article

If, what you allege, happens, Google would be emulating Apple.

Funny how so many Fanbois are cowards and hide behind the Anonymous user name, although their need is understood.

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Dead Steve Jobs' mega yacht seized by testy Philippe Starck

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Re: Dead Steve Jobs? Elvis lives on ...

THIRTY-FIVE years after he stopped breathing.

Of coarse Jobs no doubt walks around haunting people, to. Some magazines, such as Slate, still have advertisements running as if he was still here.

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Canadian man: I solved WWII WAR HERO pigeon code!

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And these idiots at GCGQ are going to ...

defend Britain from ne'er do wells? Capture spies and potential bomb tossers?

Could be they are looking for new employees and put this out as they are too cheap to pay for advertisements.

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PGP, TrueCrypt-encrypted files CRACKED by £300 tool

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My Toshiba powers off autoimatically ...

when the power cord is pulled - I never bothered changing the batteries - the power outlets in the office are powered by expensive in the basement UPS + a hairy great generator.

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US: We'll drag cyber-spies into COURT from their hideouts

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Don't what we do, just do what we say

The hypocrisy flows fast and heavy in Washington.

No other countries spies on others more than the USA.

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Cameron defends U-turn on web filth ban, leaves filtering to parents

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Parents have different criteria, let them decide

Why should everyone be forced to accept the lowest, or highest, common denominator.

Some people think Sundays should be dead - no bars, no moves, no entertainment. They can have their life style, many others don't agree.

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After Sandy Hook, Senator calls for violent video game probe

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Doesn't Rockefeller know bullets killed the kids?

You would have thought if the publicity seeking Rockefeller had time to draft this matter, he would have had time, and have been better employed in drafting a law banning long magazines and requiring bullet purchasers to obtain a permit before being sold ammunition.

I see some heartless enterprising vendor is producing "bullet proof" back packs which h suggest children could hide behind in the event of an attack.

Pretty sick.

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Report: US government plans legal assault on foreign hackers

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Sounds like horses and barn doors

You have wonder what Holder, the US A-G has for brains.

The idea is stop people stealing the goodies, rather than prosecuting them, which implies a criminal charge. And since the US has domain only after it's own courts, They don't usually give prior notice, either, which is the idea behind the sealed indictment.

Of course, the US hasn't time for the niceties of law, ask the Canadians how many times US law enforcement has come over the border - even kidnapping people and taking them back to the US (only to have to release them)..

As we all too well know, now, there are many governments only to happy to let their citizens be 'renditioned', including Britain under bLIAR, and most likely would happen again under Mad May, the Home Secretary.

Of course, the US government has full access to Sabre and Galileo reservation systems (Amadeus servers are in Europe) so they can sit back there in Washington seeing potential victims. Ask CHOY, Hon-Tim and Nick Leeson, both of whom were detained by the use of Res systems.

Do you think Dot.Com is free to travel, irrespective of any restrictions imposed upon him? There are very few places he can travel without hitting a US-friendly country. Scrub Australia and HongKong. Maybe China? Land movements are the safest for miscreants - they can be done illegally without passports.

What would be far more appropriate is for the US to actually implement some security so their goodies are protected.

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North Korea's satellite a dud, say US astroboffins

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Scoff all you want, even the US had trouble in the beginning

The West should never under estimate what is happening out in the Far East. Only 50 years ago, South Korea had no toilet paper and look where they are now.

North Korea has obviously got the rocket bit right, and the satellite is in orbit which is good enough to throw an atomic weapon at the USA.

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Samsung drops five European anti-Apple injunction requests

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Samsung doesn/t need to copy anything

Samsung has amply demonstrated it is capable of taking on Cupertino - just look at the sales figures.

Unlike Apple, Samsung's incremental improvements between versions are considerable whereas the Version 4 to 5 was a an abject failure, especially when you take into account the Crappy Mappy app.

I guess Cook will check out new / upgraded products personally next time.

Th biggest advantage Samsung has is that it owns it's manufacturing facilities, it's engineers get feedback from their colleagues. This makes a big difference, as the scratched rear cases on iThingy 4 prove.

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Sorry, Apple - China's just not that into your iPhone 5

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China is still a poor country? Spheroids to THAT!

China has much more real money than the USA. The USA borrows money from China! The USA is bankrupt.

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What are you smoking.

Interesting that the Fanbois are throwing up Samsung as a comparison - they obviously recognise who the competition is, especially since Samsung outsold Apple.

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El Reg cover the minutai that are important as the headlines

El Reg can't be bothered with immaterial big story, it leaves that to the plagiarising Charles Arthur from the Guardian - the resident Apple Troll to puff up nothing.

Listen to what he says today about Apple non-sales: "sales in world's largest smartphone market beat expectations . He explained that "observers" the launch was "was low-key" - obvious; Apple talk for the huge no-shows.

El Reg goes for the meat, they actually investigate things not just wait for Apple to supply a pre-written story fit for press.

As for Apple, it's a failure as Cupertino doesn't supply the Chinese market needs.

P.S. iThingy 5 just arrived in VietNam - all 6,000 pieces. This in a country where the human population is around 90-million and the handset/cell population (of working units) is 140-million. Another Apple success story?

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Report says Cisco offloading Linksys

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Who cares about Cisco, they just sell Chinese-made products

Linksys, IMO, has always been a dog product line, made even worse by Cisco's ownership. Besides they are simply Chinese-mad same-same. Save money, buy a Chinese brand, they are really good value for your money. And the hav Cisco back doors.

I like TP-Link, solid and reliable.

Not only that, but the output transmit levels are software controlled and readily available patches allow you to boost the signal and turn them into regular 'broadcasting' stations!

Their TL-WN7200ND unit (unmodified) is good for 15 kilometres over flat terrain (including forests).

BTW, the optimum setting for WiFi is Singapore as country of use. Highest power and most channels - from any make of unit.

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UK.gov backs away from ISP level filtering plan to protect kids

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Parents should be playing their part

When people have kids, it is incumbent upon them to teach them what they think is wrong and right.

If there is unsuitable movies down the road, they don't expect the cinema to close/

And different viewers have different needs. Two children, sitting in different houses an having different rules best illustrate the point. No one rule fits.

Why should I be denied my vicarious delights just because some lazy parent won't do their job?

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Pentagon hacker McKinnon will NOT be prosecuted in the UK

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Happy Christmas, Gary McKinnon!

And don't forget to thank your Mum and all your supporters for the ten years of support.

P.S. Use an Internet Cafe next time.

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iPhone 5 launches in China, late and expensive. Chinese say 'meh'

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Why would anyone in China want an Apple ...

when, for USD$60, I can get a 4-SIM smartphone, unlocked, with numerous features that Apple will undoubtedly copy in the future?

iThingies ... as common as dirt.

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Senator threatens FAA with legislation over in-flight fondleslabbing

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"The current rules are inconvenient to travelers..."

If passenger convenience is a criteria, when are those thieving TSA employees going to be replaced?

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iPad mini to outsell iPad, get Retina Display? iPad to slenderize?

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So much for Jobs infallibility

Guess it's just as well he's not walking around as he would be wiping the egg of his face.

P.S. Reg: Like the edit feature - no excuse for typo's.

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Police use 24/7 power grid recordings to spot doctored audio

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So take a high-pass 200Hz filter and ...

place it in the record path.

See:

Rene Christensen, "Active All-Pass Crossover Networks with Equal Resistors and Equal Capacitors", Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, Vol. 54, No. 1/2, 2006 January/February, pp. 45-53.

Alternatively, after all editing has been completed, simply apply a 50 Hz tone and keep Plod amused.

Might be interesting to use on the Watergate tapes with the 18 minute gap.

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Won't follow Apple Store rules? How 'bout an iTASER TREAT!

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Routine US Police Occurrence

Tasers are used commonly and just as commonly the management idiots, who weren't at the scene, say it's justifiable.

She should have saved her time; at yesterdays opening of one Apple store shown on Chinese TV there were more Applettes than customers.

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Frack me! UK shale gas bonanza 'bigger than North Sea oil'

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Three questions:

Given that the Old Bag Woman Thatcher squandered the wealth from the North Sea by putting the money in the General Revenues, and that there is potential danger in poisoning water and land:

(1) Where are the millions of gallons required for Fracking coming from given that the UK regularly suffers water shortages;

(2) Where the the millions of gallons of waste water generated by Fracking going to be dumped;

(3) What is going happen to the windfall revenue generated from Fracking licences?

Of course this ignores Osborne's proposal to reduce taxes for Frackers and other benefits he and Cameron propose.

Comparing the UK future to that of the US is flawed; the Tories, especially Yeo the guy with the Pink Laptop, have chosen to ignore all the bad things associated with Fracking. The effects will be greater in the UK as the pupulation density is way higher.

The cost associated with this gas source should be tightly accounted for AND tightly tied to the retail price. After all, all that Fracking gas is the property of every UK citizen.

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Suspected fake internet cop trio collared by real cops

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"police do not use such a method to impose or enforce fines"

No, judging from what we have heard about the Murdoch gang, they are much more subtle.

One is "helping journalists in the course of their inquiries" sourcing information and cell numbers. Others handed over some Royals itinerary for a 'donation'.

They do that in many countries, it's called "Soliciting or Accepting a Bribe".

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US Immigration service won't drop BlackBerry after all

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Variety is the spice of life

ICE is security concious, after all they are the ones who chase down kiddy porn dealers and other ne'er-do-wells.

The other thing against RIM is the US preferential supplier (buy US first), after all most Americans think the best things come fro the States ignoring the fact most of their 'things' come from China.

Does Obamarama still use a RIM?

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Google gives fat fingers the flick before they click

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I've got 'Fat Fingers' but I have no trouble ...

but I use a Galaxy Note 2, a wonderful device with screen space measured in, it seems, square feet.

Still Google responded, which is a plus.

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Dexter malware targets point of sale systems worldwide

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"It wasn't me. It was that POS system that swiped my card!"

Banks, like insurers, always seek a way out without paying up!

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Google Maps becomes Apple's most popular app

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Google on Apple

People are defending Apple. I have a single question: Why did Apple ever publish Crappy Mappy using Black and White satellite pictures?

I have bought satellite pictures for my home/business/hotel in one city and for a second hotel in another city. They were in colour and less than 4 months old. If I, a financially distraught person compared to Apple, can do this, why didn't Apple?

Google isn't perfect, but they are very good. They show highways and bridges within a week or two of their being placed in to service. They occasionally confuse people who don't study the Google Maps by showing a ferry boat with a symbol much like a road.

But Google, and everyone one who prints maps omit two streets in the former Imperial capital of Hue! No one, but no one has got this right, yet. And these two streets are big enough to have two hotels.

China and VietNam re-aligned their common borders (when China lost the 1979 invasion, VietNam grabbed a little extra back) and sure enough, Google was there, virtually, almost tracking the workers who hauled the huge marker stones to their new positions.

Everyone seems to ignore the fact that most of Google Maps are free - to the user - and they should be cut a little slack when they have errors. Apple didn't have only "a few errors".

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Apple loses iPhone patent lawsuit

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Damages, you say?

I like round numbers, as does Apple, Let's settle for USD$1,000,000,000, plus triple damages and costs?

Happy Christmas, Cupertino.

(Bet Apple appeals - tainted jury, etc., etc,)

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Internet Explorer tracks cursor even when minimised

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Internet Explorer? Oh, yes ...

it's one of the things we remove when installing Windows, along with a whole lot of other fat ware.

We practice safe(r) browsing.

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Goldman Sachs: Windows' true market share is just 20%

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Why should we believe Goldman Sachs - crooks too big to fail?

Anyone who saw Goldman Sachs Blankfein testifying before the US Congress might wonder why his nose didn't grow a few feet.

So why should the tech industry put any faith in what GS mutters - they are in it for the money. Your money.

And where does his data come from?

Copy software sold hereabouts have all those little 'feelers' that reach out to Mother MS have been neutered so if his data is from MS Blankfein and gang are wrong. Again. As they were with FB - down, down, down.

The tech industry is very fickle. Just because Apple product placement manages to plaster CIS Wherever with fake pads doesn't mean they are actually going to have a viable use in business.

Had GS not been busy fiddling shortages two years ago, undoubtedly the bald-head fraud artist would have been poo-pooing 7" screens. Bet GS has ,ore fixed screens that pads.

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Is this the sleek new BlackBerry mobe that will save RIM jobs?

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find the gallery here on a Vietnamese forum with bandwidth issues

The 'bandwidth issues", if referring to speed, arise from the fact our international links are continually broken by fishermen.

Luckily, I can access El Reg - this time served from Rackspace, USA.

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Apple TV demand may drive Samsung-sapping sales

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Have you ever seen the trashland they call satellite TV?

In many countries Foreign services are delivered via satellite television, usually guarded by less than effective encryption - the keycard updates are downloadable for a small donation to a card pirate.

Overnight airtime goes for as little as USD$100 per hour, which is why infomercials and religious nuts fill the airwaves. Do people really want to invest in high-end TV receivers to watch this? The commercial cable TV systems are losing business.

Satellite TV channels in the USA pour pour pure video trash down from the skies. Much of it is duplicated on competing channels. I Love Lucy, circa October 1951 to May1957, can still be seen on the air. That's when Bill and Ben the Flower Pot Men, a BBC television series, were in their heyday, circa 1952-1954.

We have no TV sets in my house, yes, we can see TV programming on computer monitors but my daughter has to make a choice - computer or TV.

Quite honestly, I think people will spend money on more interactive pursuits other than waving their arms around in front of a Samsung TV set.

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Revealed: The Brit-built GRAVITY-powered light that costs $5

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Better register a patent, QUICK!

Before Apple does!

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Another Apple maps desert death trap down under

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Re: What's with the Apple fixation?

It's NOT a 'fixation' it's a natural reaction to a bunch of California a*seholes who keep on proclaiming they are perfect,

They, like their dead leader, have never been able to walk on water, either.

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Microsoft licence cops kick in TWICE as many customers' doors as rivals

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We don't have licences, so there's nothing to audit and ...

besides, we get all our software from the stores down the road, or PirateBay et al.

A techie from the Plod (called Cong An - Peoples Police) arrives but they give everyone a few days notice so all our affairs are in order.

We have some MS stuff, but all the companies in town share a pile of disks and they are switched from business to business in time for Plod to see them. They also check out satellite dishes are pointing in the direction of a VN satellite, which means we have to get the dish man in to realign the antennae on our favourite satellites. And all our passworded screen savers say Linux.

The various levels of government use copy software, but MS is banned from inspecting them as they contain 'State Secrets'.

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Sheryl Sandberg offloads $41.5m in Facebook shares in just 6 weeks

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I didn't know there was a Jesish Christmas?

Between Sunset, December 8 to nightfall, December 16, 2012 they celebrated Festival of Lights, Festival of Dedication.

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