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Win a year’s supply of chocolate (no tech knowledge required)

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Re: "Everyone loves chocolate"?

I f you so much love Sour Dough, why go to Pump Street, simply make it yourself! Yes I do that myself, I know what I am talking about.. It's simple!

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Re: A years supply?

To be honest, a lot of chocolate where Belgium is famous for is the "bon bon" type (Leonidas on every corner of every street). Unfortunately a lot of them of fillings (called ganache) less desirable for people that loves 'true' chocolate taste.

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India vs America: Earthling invaders in race to MARS

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In all honesty,

is it really 'just' 74Million? I wonder what part of this mission is 75 million, eg, what has been build and done for it... Start to Finnish, not counting re-usable items like launch platforms, of course including any modifications for this project for re-usable items...

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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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I usually don't see big mistakes on google maps, mostly little items where you are directed through a city and you find out the roads google thing's are free to drive through are just actually one way streets, or blocked. I know a least one city here where google claim's it's in the middle of a highway.

So far it did bring me close enough to the spot i needed to be. Nothing is perfect...

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I’ve never paid for it in my life... we are talking Wi-Fi, right?

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You guys did never hear of Skype WIFI? I have used that since many years now, imcannot even remember how long at that always worked on airports as long as I can remember. Just start the application, and you pay through Skype, very simple.

I Hotels in the US apparently i have been lucky, or I am a cheapskate but i always had free wifi, it's not the fastest, but good enough to make a call. I do use B&B's far more often ( it's better everything compared to a hotel) but always had fre wifi, without getting asked the size of my penis.

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Surfing the web from Android? We KNEW it – sorry, iOS fanbois

rvt

So I guess that Google finally fixed the browser on Android so people actually use it?

Disclaimer: I have a xperia V and chrome browser is dog slow, my dolfin browser work's okay.

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50,000 sites backdoored through shoddy WordPress plugin

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"I run Wordpress because it seems one of the best available."

May be at the time it was easy for you to understand. However in reality, Wordpress is great for blogging, but that's all what Wordpress does well. I know it has CMS features with plugins but it's a laugh compared to wCMS systems that where from the ground up designed to be a (w)CMS.

May be it's time for you tome move on?

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HIDDEN packet sniffer spy tech in MILLIONS of iPhones, iPads – expert

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if apple had something to hide they wouldn't have put pcap in it's name.

So it's:

1) honeypot

2) nothing to be worried about

make your pick

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Europe: Apple could NOT care less about kids' in-app cash sprees

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I have a option in iOS to disable in-app purchases, is there anything else the EU want's?

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Chromebook Pixel owners' promised free data plans being prematurely axed

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Re: front loaded deals

It happened before, on a different scale. http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/05/07/american-airlines-used-to-offer-unlimited-first-class-tickets-for-life-and-then-people-started-using-them/

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Users folder vanished after OS X 10.9.3 update? Here's a fix

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Re: I find Apple hardware extremelly good...

I understand why you want to install linux, but please, don't talk about ubuntu that's just far more buggy then any other linux distro.

Let me search your files, ooo here are also some amazon ads for you, wtf!

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Apple tips Shiraz down all its techies' throats (that's the rumoured name for OS X 10.10)

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Joke

Re: Translation Make it look like windows

Apple came first with this design period. History has been re-written as of now.

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Battle of the Linux clouds! Linode DOUBLES RAM to take on Digital Ocean

rvt

I have been using Linode for a few years now having a 40usd/mth and a 80usd/mth plan I can honestly say I am super happy with the service.

Compared to rackspace which I use for professional use, the linode servers do have much more bang for the bug.

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What took you so long Apple? 26 remote exec bugs die in OS X Safari

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Re: Yet no updates for many working apples

It was released 9 years ago, and last update was 6 years ago. Tim, stop complaining!

That XP is still maintained is not because MS wanted it, but because MS was stupid enough to release vista with it's new driver architecture that nobody supported, so customers where forced to stick to XP, it really not comparable with the lifecycle of OS/X.

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Report: Apple flushes 12.9-inch MaxiPad plan down the drain

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Re: This is the excuse of the "analysts"

I was reading somewhere that phablets are just 10% or for word wide sales, so I think apple was kinda right there. I do believe apple was wrong with smaller tablets. I am not sure myself if that because of price or that people really love smaller tablet sizes.

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Bloke rattles tin for giant 3D two-headed beast

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I always wondered why kickstarter projects need so little money, if you cannot get in 35k yourself, 3 blokes at 12k each. Then it still screams hobby to me.

I also wonder, if the project is really such a good idea surly you can hookup iwth a company close to you? How many of these kickstarter companies do still exists today?

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Who wants to start a Kickstarter for a more secure Kickstarter? Account data hacked

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I hope the passowrds hashed, and not encrypted..

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Apple prevails in Siri marketing lawsuit

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For one, i have seen at least in some advertisement's that the answer is from siri, but not in the same time.

I personally feel that although with my dutch/english accent siri does understand me well enough. I can set appointments, move them, set timer and all the simple stuff. I also dont't understand the analogy of the 'when you buy a car', at least at that time siri was beta, so people could knew it wasn't perfect.

So i strongly believe this wasn't false advertising based on what has been said in the ads's and that siri was in beta.

So, chill out everybody!

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Apple pushes back release date for 'dustbin chic' Mac Pro

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10bit color is still very flaky, Apple will support it when it's stable. At this moment it not yet stable enough for professional use.

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Google hefts MySQL service into cloud

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Re: re. MySQL cf. MariaDB

I always wondered why they didn't use PostgreSQL.

Then again, I think that MySQL is where the pass is, even though it's the lesser good relational DB of the two, it's a shame really that they don't want to improve PG...

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Nvidia slips love letter to open source driver devs

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What? Linus is happy, that means party time, right?

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Dart 1.1 bullseyes JavaScript performance in latest benchmarks

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Re: JS is the new ASM?

Ac, exacly what i am thinking. I really miss a strong typed language here. Just yesterday i was doing some simple JS and my IDE cannot even suggest proper variable or function names.

Dart might be great for the people invented it, or for the people really using it day to day today, and be experts. But for there mere mortals it's just a other language to learn..

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Dropbox is most pleasurable storage cloud for the old in-out

rvt

It would be nice to know which cloud drivers are subject to the patriot act, and see them tested.

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SR-71 Blackbird follow-up: A new TERRIFYING Mach 6 spy-drone bomber

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Can anybody explain why it takes so long to build? All technology they are planning touse already exists nowadays, so why the additional time?

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Here's what YOU WON'T be able to do with your PlayStation 4

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Re: Storefront Technology

I down-voted you post only because you did bring Apple into the mix.

This trend didn't really start with Apple. I remember a time that i had Cd's i could play anywhere in the world, until Hollywood decided that its a good idea to add regions to dvd. So, a DVD bought in the US couldn't be played in Europe, which is a huge restriction as far as i can see it the start of 'restrictions'.

Just saying that its not fair to point fingers to apple here.

Besides that, the game and software industry in general have been doing this already for year, way before Apple came with the iphone. Mac os/x doesn't have any of the restrictions, added so people won't forget.

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Does Apple make you puke? Take this iOS 7.0.3 update with your tablets

rvt

It didn't made me sick, but i like to crossfade just so much better, i guess mostly because it looks better to my eye.

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YouTube turns on dormant DRM, permits official downloads

rvt

God, i hate youtube.

"This video doesn't play on this device...(user switches to mobile mode and) voila video plays.

The problem is that Google interpretation on how a mobile version of a site should work and look like is just terrible.

On the desktop version i cannot do full screen on a tablet, but i cannot play all video's. On the desktop version I can play the video, but full,screen doesn't work AAaAaAaAArch.

Why can't google get his shit together and make it work like how it used to work!!

End of rant

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Chaos Computer Club: iPhone 5S finger-sniffer COMPROMISED

rvt

I don't see how this is different to some devices that uses a image of your face to allow you into the system.

I think I would like to see a hack where they copied the fingerprint from any place other then the users finger itself to unlock the device. However, I fail to see why this is news worthy. This has been done in the way past

and will be done in future.

But we also have to think about the usecase, this is not to open a bank or your safe. THis is to unlock a phone! If you have more secure stuff on this, simply use the complicated passcode lock, the one that asks more then 4 digits and you are good, well better at least!

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London Underground cleaners to refuse fingerprint clock-on

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Re: Irony.

1) there is a difference between beeing forced to do something and doing it voluntary.

2) we have an idea how the iphone's fingerprint system works ( it doesnt store a picture of your fingerprint) and we have no idea how the tube system works, it could store a picture of your fingerprint?

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Google swaps out MySQL, moves to MariaDB

rvt

I am very dissapointed that they didn't migrate to PostgreSQL

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Apple snaffles travel app in quest for way out of Maps debacle

rvt

I believe that waze traffic was just integrated, so,youmgot some popups or something on google maps send frame was. I am working from home though, don's use maps as i know may we from my bed to the office (left, up,the strairs right, first door left, don't let the cat out of the office). No need for mals here.

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Can't agree on a coding style? Maybe the NEW YORK TIMES can help

rvt

my favourite:

Boolean someError=Boolean.FALSE;

..

..

if (someError.toString().length()==5) return false else return true;

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Egad! Could Samsung be CHEATING in Galaxy benchmark tests?

rvt

Does non of these so-called test labs own a ecent spectrum analyser? Then they could have seen ages ago if the devices under test is cheating or not.

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Samsung overtakes Apple as most profitable global handset maker

rvt

Re: Memories of Eaton's...

Strange, and yet a iphone does everything i want it to do, i takes pictures, i can call with it, browse some internet site, and check my mail.

You got to remember that this is about the usecase of a mobile phone device.

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Re: I predict

But iOS has applications, it will take long while if any before windows will take over the mobile phone market. History showd they where never very good in the mobile sphere..

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BOFH: Don't be afraid - we won't hurt your delicate, flimsy inkjet printer

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Happy

Re: That's why they put WEEE recycling symbols on them

Linuxcnc will do quite happely for you, andit will controller the steppers for you while he is at it.

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Google accounts for quarter of US internet traffic – report

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Netflix

It still amazes me how much netflix is pushing.

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Nissan to enter 300 kmh electric car in Le Mans endurance race

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Quite please

...we will hear in 2020 in the all electric Le Mans in 2020!

Tuis so everybody can the the hummmmmm of the power converters within the cars.

Mark my words!

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Police arrest suspect in BIGGEST DDoS ATTACK IN HISTORY

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Headmaster

Re: bets

I believe it was the nato that did build it in 1955.

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Google forks WebKit, promises faster, leaner Chrome engine

rvt
FAIL

Ahhh yes, Chrome, the new IE6!

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Rid yourself of Adobe: New Firefox 19.0 gets JAVASCRIPT PDF viewer

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Meh

Does it supports forms? properly not...

I don't really see a point in this

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We're not making this up: Apple trademarks the SHOP

rvt
Trollface

Re: Prior art ?

"I've seen some phone shops definitely fit those descriptions - cant remember which though?"

Must have been Samsung store...

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Yay for iOS 6.1, grey Wi-Fi iPhone bug is fix- AWW, SNAP

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Stop

As a Android user you cannot always fix the code be ause you don't always get the source code of drivers and firmware.

Remember, only the kernel is GPLed, and the mayority of libraries. Anything else is closed sourced and cannot be fixed.

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Apple releases iOS 6.1, adds LTE carriers, tweaks security

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Happy

The iTunes update was for me only 90Mb. I believe it depends on your device and where you life, not sure. I did see on a dutch forum it was 200 something Mb for some users.

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NASA aims Curiosity's percussive drill at pink, veiny target

rvt
Trollface

I can't help thinking.....

What if it's get stuck?

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Kickstarted mobe charger 'kicked to death by Apple'

rvt

Re: Licensing terms - tried that

"Whatever happened to the EU directive that phones shall use a micro-USB charger?"

I believe that was a recommendation, there isn't a law that phones must have a micro-USB plug for charging. I do believe (don't know the source) that Apple was questioned once about why don't don't have micro-USB plug and there argument is that there cable's are USB compatible and they have been using the same cable already for over 9 or 10 years. There points where valid.

Again, I don't know the source anymore but I believe that was what has been said..

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Facepalm

Re: err

Zippy,

Apple already had there own cable types when the micro USB came out. This was already used for the iPod's and adding a second connector just to charge your device is just ridiculous. Also, you GET a USB cable with your iPad/iPhone/iPad so you can stick it into any USB port without issues.

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Stop

Re: err

@JeevesMkII,

Apple is one of the few that adheres to standards pretty well. I believe they have been using, and continue to do so the 32pin interface cable. All compatible with the iDevices. The lightning cable is new but I can plug it into any mac, PC or USB charging station and it will charge or communicate with the device I plug it into.

Take any phone from any other brand and they will, or have been suppling different cables throughout the years for each and every different model.

Also, don't forget it was Apple that used USB first, only after that it was the PC that started to use the USB standard, and the MAC's are still using USB next to the newer standards. Where MS or Adobe used there own media format's, Apple have been using H.268 for very very long times, only for other companies to follow and making it there standard, even Firefox comes back to that decision! webDAV webCAL, all standards used by Apple for there iDevices where for example Microsoft uses it's own 'standards'.

Also, USB won't work for everything, you cannot reliably transfer video+ audio signals over USB in a predictable way.

So, don't come to me that Apple doesn't adhere to any standards, they are doing a fine job, may be not perfect, but they are for sure not in a bad position.

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Apple: 27-inch iMac won't ship until next year

rvt

Re: crap glossy screens

I am behind a glossy screen al day and I don't have any issues.

My experience with a matt display is (Dell and samsung screen) is that everything just looks more 'fuzzy' and not as sharp as it could be, but then again, I think that's suppose to be the purpose of a matt display.

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rvt

And how does it GET to the UK? By teleportation?

Try importing anything yourself for a change and you can see for yourself how prices can add-up.

At least in holland there is also a import tax (I believe).

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