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Microsoft ropes in Opera Mini as default Nokia dumbphone browser

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Re: MSN at the Opera

Opera Mini is free fast and very good. Used it on a Nokia for many years. Still available and developed for almost any phone. Norwegian chef not Swedish. Windows phone will loose nothing using it as long as they leave the code alone.

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Chinese hackers spied on investigators of Flight MH370 - report

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Re: the day after....

On the other hand suppose it had nothing to do with MH370. We don't really know, do we.

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VMware buys CloudVolumes to speed app installations

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Re: Another Ballmer stuffup

What microkernel. Have I missed something here.

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Microsoft exits climate denier lobby group

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Re: ...that word. I do not think it means what you think it means

"I bet we could find someone who denies the climate exists". They call it weather.

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Gigantic toothless 'DRAGONS' dominated Earth's early skies

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Re: must be French

And very early aviators.

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Ballmer leaves Microsoft board to spend more time with his b-balls

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Re: Hey Steve--stay classy, dude!!

"I love reading about what is going on at the company". I wonder for how many years he had to do that.

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Munich considers dumping Linux for ... GULP ... Windows!

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Re: Josef Schmid's personal opinion

@ Grikath

What you describe is a lock-in and something I think governments should try to get out of.

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I hope

That those who decide within Munich will understand how emotional this reaction among some of the users is. As soon as you tell the "company" is saving money some users will always feel they are loosing something because of that. I thought that stage was history, apparently not.

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Microsoft Azure goes TITSUP (Total Inability To Support Usual Performance)

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I hope

The airline industry will keep clear of clouds, in the sky and on the ground.

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iPhone 6 flip tip slips in Aussie's clip: Apple's 'reversible USB' leaks

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Sanity

Just mark clearly what is up and what is down (left/right), I hate glasses, somehow I think the damned plug in insane from the beginning.

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Chomp that sausage: Brits just LOVE scoffing a Full Monty

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Re: So basiclly,

"it is difficult to trust mass produced sausages unless you want to eat minced ulcer, sore, carbuncle, cancer etc with an official stamp of approval."

I am affraid Yes Minister is rather accurate regarding the British sausage even to day.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4DCGjyvnrM

It's the mass industry you should bark at as they are the ones lobbying for sausages that are cheep to produce and stay "fresh" for half a year. The EU can/could/should do something about it. I wish I could use the "Joke Alert" icon but this is no joke.

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DIME for your TOP SECRET thoughts? Son of Snowden's crypto-chatter client here soon

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Re: One Tip...

I think the "Freedom" went out with the chips.

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Russia, China could ban western tech if they want to live in the PAST

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The Meteor first flew in 1943

German Me 262. First flight 18 April 1941 with piston engine . 18 July 1942 with jet engines.

Compared with Allied fighters of its day, including the British jet-powered Gloster Meteor, it was much faster and better armed.[6] One of the most advanced aviation designs in operational use during World War II,[7] the Me 262 was used in a variety of roles, including light bomber, reconnaissance, and even experimental night fighter versions. Me 262 pilots claimed a total of 542 Allied kills.

Not German but why is it so damned difficult to accept simple facts. Should we try computers again or rocket planes, rockets, air to ait missiles, Perhaps we should continue with France on airships and parashutes.

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I think

We have to remember that, while those countries might have known a lot about the NSA, it's now out in the open, and they just have to react openly. If there are any long term plans is an other question. So what should they do.

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China rips Apple out of govt IT mail-order catalogue – report

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I wish

I wish my government did the same as I have to pay for those overpriced iThings.

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European networks giants have adjusted to life with Huawei at last

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I will not fully agree on that. Sweden with -10M and Finland with +5M people have made lots of mergers, like paper, banks, metal and so forth for obvious reasons. Sometimes with good results, sometimes perhaps less. But there has to be a mutual need for a merger and I cannot see one between Ericsson and Nokia now. Nokia bought German companies (in old good times), like Siemens Networks, so I would say your comment, to be polite, is rubbish, regarding both the European Union and Germany. Germany just bought most of the Finnish shipbuilding industry from the Koreans who mismanaged it. It seems to be fairly normal that you need some money to buy something. Should we blame those with some or those without any.

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Thin naked model slips out of Apple's secretive lab ... it's an 'iPad Air 2'

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Re: Yawn...

"Seriously stop this shit,", or at least give me the "Thin naked model" you promised, a link perhaps, please, no Lego.

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UK.gov wants public sector to rip up data protection law

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Re: Not Good

Why do you have poor schools.

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Bloodthirsty Apple fanbois TEAR OPEN new Macbook, bare its guts to world+dog

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Cheers for screws, just fishing for some positive feelings in the rain.

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Asteroid's DINO KILLING SPREE just bad luck – boffins

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Re: Bad luck...

Long ago, I was walking the most adorable girl to her front door. The walking was painful and difficult, great problems with where to keep my hands. At the door, this most adorable creature, asked me if I had any of "those". And when I replied "what those" she slammed the door agaist my "the one for those". Waking home, in less pain, I relized I had lots and lots of "those".

Dear ElReg, considering the increasing amount of people who are loosing their faith in boffins. Please leave those "If Boffins" out. Seriously, if there was no sun, no moon, no oxygen etc.

Besides it was not "The dinosaurs that were victims of colossal bad luck." it was me.

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Blighty will be BIGGER and BETTER than Germany, confirm beancounters

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Sorry Paul

But, as you know, and I know, I am the most kind and thoughtful person I have ever known. Still, some time ago you had this header "Germany may have won the World Cup... but it dropped the ball for Computacenter" a rather far feched title to be modest.

And now again "Blighty will be BIGGER and BETTER than Germany, confirm beancounters, Britain's teamsters may not be setting the sporting stage alight".

Do you have a succer problem, suppose the Duch had won.

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KDE releases ice-cream coloured Plasma 5 just in time for summer

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Very confusing

Lets stick to a one party system, the Russians all agreed in old good times, Lada is the car.

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UK.gov's Open Source switch WON'T get rid of Microsoft, y'know

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Re: Macros

"Why do you think XP is still around?". And why do you think MS wants to get rid of it. Read about Singer who was very eager to get rid of their old machines. Hint, they worked for too long for good business. D'oh!.

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Re: Of course it won't get rid of MS

@ ElReg!comments!Pierre

Yes I agree, but I would like to point out that this is about accepting ODF as the standard. And what Microsoft so furiously fought for was to prevent ODF to become a standard, one that Microsoft could controll and alter at it's own will. Microsoft has lost it's ability to lock-in customers to their own "standard" which of course is no standard as there is a lock-in. Providing ODF will not create any problems for Microsoft. Lots of small companies has done it "easily" as it is well documented, as it is a open standard.

Still this article stinks, I think intentionally.

It's of course nice to mention OSS but anybody writing for the ElReg should know that OSS is not possible, in this respect, without an open standard. It is also nice to see Linux mentioned, but Munich is just one case. It's also nice, for IBM, to have it's name mentioned.

Seriously, Gavin Clarke, did you write this drivel yourself, or was it sent to you.

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Lawyer reviewing terror laws and special powers: Definition of 'terrorism' is too broad

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Re: I have argued for many years

@ LucreLout

Yes, lets leave it at this. But, when you write "I'm quite well aware of the problems caused by apartheid" don't you think it would have been better if there was something lost in translation in that sentence. Shit it shit, there is no way to describe apartheid like that. It sounds like "aparthaid is OK but there are some minor progblems for some, but not for everybody.".

Also, I am sure you did understand that my jumping on the wrong buss was about a sic system where four classes (if not more) of busses where needed. One for the black, one for the white, one for white + black and one for Indians only. In the white + black you would sit in the front (1 class) and behind a chicken net was the cattle (2 class).

I am not sure how Indians where "rated", half black or half white or something. Anyway, resourceful as they tend to be and with a long presence in Durban (Gandhi comes to my mind) they apparently decided to have their own busses. And I assume that in order to get a permit they had to promise that they would not allowe white or black or Eskimos or Japaneese, Chineese and so forth,on the busses, not to rock the system.

As for Mandela, perhaps he should have understood the minor problems with apartheid and living in some homeland, appreciating the joy and adwantage of living close to gods country.

People will always, eventually, react against abuse. We are all like that, and I hope we will remain like that.

So if you are in searh of the vilians, first have a look at who created and upheld that system. It's not enogh to know what happened you also need to know why.

During those bloody years in SA I knew a guy from Namibia who studied in Europe, I think his studies where paid by the UN. A nice and intelligent guy who took his opportunity seriously. Then once I asked him if he understood why the blacks in SA where fighting each other, all that horrible stuff with burning car tires and such. I think I was expecting a long story about the ANC and the rest, but instead he looked at me and said - Lars, did you ever read European history. Try to find an answere to that.

Looking at that "Sugarman" -video about a yonger generation of white South Africans gives me more faith in us. Kudos to them.

I am leaving, Lars

As for that Google translate, poor as always. I can read it like several other languages.

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Re: I have argued for many years

@ LucreLout, my justification for what!

Perhaps we could agree that a man who was a terrorist and become a president is better than a man who become a president and a terrorist.

The rewriting of history I think you should ponder a bit deeper. History written very shortly after events is written with very tight trousers and without even the slightest thought of trying on somebody elses.

History written before history is history is called propaganda.

If you try to write about Roman history to day, it's not about tight trosers but the problem of finding any from that time with any voice left. Spot the trend.

Kudos to Oliver Stone for "The Untold History of the United States" that is not about something far ago, but already it is obvious that more voices are needed to understand that time.

As for writing about history you can of course write in a "train-time-table" way.

Man walks from A at: and is a B at:. But that is worthless if you don't ask why Man decided to walk from A to B and why he was at A in the first place. And, is it not funny, while when we cannot decide on our color, gender, day of birth, religion, country, native tongue..... then thouse things are more or less always the ones we are so eager to fight about.

I have faith, I suppose somebody would call me an atheist, but I dont like any stamps on my forehead, a bit like having a postal code on your forehead. I gave up on religion, none of any interest. I decided not to bother creating any new Gods, and sertainly non in my image. Leave that to the Americans, just kidding, I hope that period is ower. And I decided not to adopt any of the previous inventions. And look at the heavens, harp playing, no, a large amount of virgins, no thanks, tried once, it was awful. Walhalla not so bad, a sort of a wordly spin to that venue. You go out in the morning to fight. And in the evening sexy women put jour limbs together and there is food boose fucking and all the best in the world, no mention about eternal life, as you would be a fool if you didn't get it. Lately I have, however, become slitgly suspicious, are they perhaps pulling my leg. On the other hand the world goes forward, and if perhaps sports has replaced the bloody bart of the fighting, I might apply.

Not that I can find them on Facebook any more, Have they given up against the Mormoruuns, perhaps.

Which remains me, no need, or beliefe in a planet of my own either, no servants in that deal I think.

And before I am vividly corrected regarding heavens, I am on vacation, all manuals regarding heavens forgotten at home and a laptop, not of my own, with a spell checker of dubious character.

No, I think we should more consentrate on to days election promises than on all those old ones.

I was about to forget about the hells, rather boring, not much to choose from. I belive that when the church was able to create hell on earth for the opposition the creative energy regarding hell flopped.

Colour, the best I can manage in that respect is pink, with some tweeking, long ago, it was slightly better.

But soon as you think you won because of it, there you go. Dropping your trousers and you are exposed.

Trying to chear you up a bit, I am told that, on the other hand, the favorite colour among those who are tweeking the colour of their arse is indeed towards white.

I have given up on colour. There are more important things.

Country, trawel, the more the better. Looking out the window, there is one of many good countries. And lets not drop the "o".

Language, first there is one, then add some more, the moore the better. The best language in the world is the one you choose to be the best.

Take care, regards Lars

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Re: I have argued for many years

Hello LucreLout. I have this vision of a huge flor with a huge number of trousers from different times and different countries. All there for me to pull on and listen to them trying to tell me about the life they lived.

So, now in the trousers of a Cuban man who tells his son about his life on Cuba then living in Florida. We had this huge wonderful house, there was this beutiful garden with all the flowers and there was a water fontain and from the veranda on the second floor you had this beautiful view to the sea. The servants we had and the car, American, and Jose this wonderful old man, my chauffeur. Always ready anytime, day or night. How he policed the car, only once did I have to punish him. So modest never asking for more money. The influence I had, always the best table at any restaurant. And your mother, what a beutiful person she was. How she suffered her in Miami having to carry all the food home, she had such a weak heart since a child. How I miss her, what a great help she was. And there was Fulgencio, yes the Colonel the President Batista. What a wonderful man and a friend he was. How the Americans respected him. In the palace, I was invited with your mother, and he asked her to dance with her, what an honor that was.

And those terrible days and we had to leave suddenly. All those promises by the Americans but no results. There is no justice in this world.

Now I will leave the trousers of the son of a Cuban farmer on the floor, and lets go to South Africa.

I was there in the sixtees. A wonderful country, fine peope in Cape Town and Stellenbosch. But day by day you started to wonder about things. In the post office there was this vertical piece of cardboard so that you would approache the guy sitting there from the right while those others would stay on the left. You would be served first no matter how many there was on the left side. And of course there where separate park benches too. Once there was this bold fellow who sat down on my bench and my democratic European heart kicked in and I gave him a nodd and a smile. He smiled politely too. But then we were spotted. a police car stopped in front of us and two guys stepped out and approached us. I looked at my black bold friend, but he was still smiling and I started to wonder if perhaps the police could spend their time on bigger crimes. Then I felt a great disturbance in the force and I realised the police men had stopped in front of me, not a word, just two tight faces stairing at me. Then I suddenly realised I was sitting on the wrong bench. Did I feel like a potential terrorist then, no, stupid yes.

One of the senteces you eventually got a bit fed up with was the "we love our blacks". The first time you hear it you look at the nice person and perhaps you nodd or something but there seems to be absolutely nothing you could or should say. Next you realise that those same people probably never say it to eacjh other and it's for foreigners only and it starts to sound like when Europeans say "we love our cats, dogs whatever, only that they may infact do it.

Then there was the "This is Gods country" people. Always by the Boer part of the people. My vocabulary is not good enough to describe how creepy that starts to sount after a while. Begins aroud your arse and travels up your spine till it hits you in the neck.

In Durban I jumped onto a buss and sat down. Then a guy run towards me, while I was digging for my coins, and said no no you cannot pay, this is a Indian buss only, but it's OK, but you cannot show your head, you must keep it down. So there I was keeping my head on my knees, in Gods country, for free.

In those years sanctions by some European countries had begun against SA. Most people did not think they would affect anything then, the gold, the diamonds, the fruit and the support from countries of inportance would take care of all silly sanctions. I think only one person I met then realised that things had to change and would.

I think most South Africans understand how lucky they where having guys like Mandela and Tutu.

So who ever you are, LucreLout, try on some Bantu trousers and listen, there is always a story, always something to learn, sometimes something forgive, never anything to loose.

The "Searhing for sugar man" video is about a man his life and music but also about a people who was able to change.

And I will never try on Mandela's trousers, they are way way too big for me and for most of us.

Americans understand this "We the People". It was never "I the King" or "We the Queen" or "I the Government" or "We the White". No matter, If it is not "We the People" it will no better than "Ich Adolph".

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Re: I have argued for many years

@ LucreLout, The fact that you cannot spell Mandela proves you are not South African and that you know nothin about it. I am happy about that and I cannot help you, but why not try this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xg60JmFhTMs

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

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I suppose

What we can learn from this is that it's harder and harder to hide backdors in the code and at the same time it's ever as hard for big companies like Apple or why not Sony (back then) to grasp it. Rather funny really (to choose a stupid word) but how do those programmers doing the coding sell it, do they say, Y,es Sir, this software is undetectable with a straight face. If not, would they get the boot. Are only the big brands involved in this terrosist/snoopping psychosis. Why do I have this feeling that Big Brother is getting madder and madder, not because he needs to, but because there are more and more opportunities to get madder and madder in a world he has less and less ability to technically understan.

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The Sun took a day off last week and made NO sunspots

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Re: It's the beginning of the next Maunder Minimum.

"during the middle ages the earth suddenly went a lot cooler, this is why the Thames used to freeze" Yes that is well documented. I think using other reliable sources that we must conclude it happened some 2000 years ago in the Middle East too as walking on water was possible by the brave for a short time.

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MARS NEEDS OCEANS to support life - and so do exoplanets

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Re: Bleeding obvious ?

"Is there anyone reading this who *didn't* think this ?", I hope not. I wobder if "Stevens and his colleagues" are happy about how this great discovery was presented here or ....

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Will the next US-EU trade pact prevent Brussels acting against US tech giants?

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Re: Formerly, your gov. sucked - you moved to the US. Today, there is no recourse.

@ Olius, yes the American involment has always been the same in South America and Central America. First there is some dictator and American business finds the best of friends, and it's fairly hard to be critical as business is business. Then eventually people wake up and get pissesd off. Now as a dictor is (in the very limited political language of the USA) called "right" the opposition is always called left. As an result the Americans have never been able to support even once any opposition against even one dictator because there is this fear of loosing business, the fear of loosing the grip of some dictator, the fear of having to deal with a democratic independent country in the back yeard, the fear of not being able to trade glass pebles for gold. And I can understand it, I have read Uncle Scrooge too. (and I seem to have lost my spell checker), but it is sad too, with the use of more intelligence the USA could be stronger and more successful too in those parts (or any) in the world. This US talk about defending democracy looking at the history is rather tainted. My balls and my vallet are always more important to me than any damned democracy where ever. And that is by no means an American invention I have sometimes tried to look at the world from the other side of the fence. For instance, suppose I was say 18 araund 1960 and Cuban, would I have been a bartender in a US Mafia run brothel in Havanna or would I have joined Casrtro and his terrorists fighting the arsehole society then. Or take Venenezuela, would I have stood up for the US oilcompanies or would I have asked them to fuck off exploiting my country. Finally if you think Shell in Africa has any responsibility for anything but making a profit then you are romantic (this of course regarding the guy with the Venezuela problem telling us about all the wonderfull things the US oilcompanies did in Venezuela).

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"the EU didn't "force" MS to provide browser choice". True, but that solution was MS own suggestion and then accepted by the EU and then MS forgot about it for some time.

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Re: Formerly, your gov. sucked - you moved to the US. Today, there is no recourse.

@ the spectacularly refined chap. That big government thing is, like job creator, popular words in the USA.

When the Republicans say they are against big government they want people to think that the Democrats are for big governments. Old tactics you can probably find described some thousend years ago. Empty words really. Then again if you are really serious you will have to suggest what you want to get rid of, the Army or Navy or education or healt care and so forth. With a more efficient, more results for the money government, that I would agree with.

As for nationalisation I think we should remember that we have nationalized the third world for many hundred years and we are still rather good at it. I don't think people in India felt like thiefs when getting their independence. According to Gandhi one of the few good things they got from the Empire was the English language. But what I fail to work out is who the hell was the teacher and I suppose I will have to choose icon accordingly.

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Please EU

Please do not accept all that shit.

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Say goodbye to landfill Android: Top 10 cheap 'n' cheerful smartphones

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Re: No Lumia?

My dear friend there is no way to mention Lumia with a "landfill" header. Landfill is appropriate regarding WinTel but not allowed there either.

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Germany may have won the World Cup... but it dropped the ball for Computacenter

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"Germany may have won the World Cup..." Why not connect it to the price of milk in Afganistan as well.

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Pushdo Trojan outbreak: 11 THOUSAND systems infected in just 24 hours

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I agree, the header should read:

Pushdo Trojan outbreak: 11 THOUSAND WINDOWS systems infected in just 24 hours.

I wonder if there is some old agreement to never mention Windows when there is any refference to infections, trojans or viruses in the header.

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Voteware source code review 'could lead to hacking'

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Re: Once a trouble maker always...

"There are massive risks with electronic voting because it is so easy for a small group in the right place to invisibly determine the results. Personally, I favour human counting."

Thanks, exactly my oppinion too. One could of course think that a programmer would defend electronic voting but the fact is that as a programmer you understand how damned easy it is to manipulate it. I think there should be a law against electronic voting because it will never be reliable.

The temptation to screw the results will always remain.

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

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Re: probability...

Try logic instead, why would "life" exist only on this planet alone among the increadible amount of galaxies. Just not logically possible unless The God (our) is a very local magician, Personally I belive we will find a set of local The Gods where ever we go. I am not sure It's a good idea to meet any of them or their followers considering the mess we have created at home. Desperately trying to find out who to send to ask for their permission to plant our flag on their property. Surprisingly it's perhaps better if there is no intelligent life out there as there is nothing here either.

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French telco vendors line up with government on 5G

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Why so negative, something not true in "A group of French telcos is warning that Europe could fall behind Asia in the race towards 5G, and has launched a joint effort to stave off the threat.". Why not join them. France is far more technically advanced than some like to admit. Not too bad at OSS either.

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Microsoft's Lumia 930... a real HANDFUL

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Re: And I smuggly observe from

"more apps, doubtful"! I suppose you know you can use the Android store with Jolla.

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No need to worry: US blows $174m on new Cray to simulate nukes

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Shurly

This must be a Windows machine, if not, shurly MS has the money to deliver or what.

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El Reg nips down IKEA's 'I've Got A Screw Loose Street'

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Re: Democracy in action

I had a look at that link and must admit it took some time to grasp it. But I wonder how many understand this "by" which is the Norse word for willage, Rugby for instance and hundreds in Northern countries, Visby and so forth and why not by-election, willage election a remainder of how old democracy is in the norh. One of these silly jokes I remember is the politician who said - I am thirty and my wife is thirtytwo. And if that does not sound like I am dirty and my wife is dirty too then you have no imagination.

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Snowden leaks latest: NSA, FBI g-men spied on Muslim-American chiefs

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Signing off

Reading all of these comments I am sorry I took part, now signing off.

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Re: Don Jefe Muslim president

@ FormerKowloonTonger, Sorry I don't get you, " impeach this Obama figure", why, I have no problems with him and I would have voted for him too. The problem with Sarah Palin was that the Republicans elected her. Which in my books means that something is very wrong in that party, even FOX got rid of her in no time.

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Re: Don Jefe Muslim president

@ FormerKowloonTonger. Please, let me give you a shorter explanation. Who the hell could loose against things like Palin and the rest the Republicans have come up with, not to mention the whole damned party. Most of the Americans just used common sense.

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UK gov rushes through emergency law on data retention

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Re: squek squek

"Also the Communications Act only requires retention of IP addresses, it does not prove which contents was sent or received, and it does not apply to information services like cyberlockers, online forums or instant messanging.". So why this fantastic need to collect that data.

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