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MtGox chief Karpelès refuses to come to US for g-men's grilling

KjetilS

I would never accept an "invitation" from the US "justice" system, seeing as the prosecutor has a tendency to pile on charges until something sticks, even if (maybe especially if) you can prove you didn't do what they originally charged you with.

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Chrome makes new password grab in version 34

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Re: I'm not entirely opposed...

That sounds an awful lot like security through obscurity

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That's it, we're all really OLD: Google's Gmail is 10 ALREADY

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Re: It has its uses...

You might want to try mailinator

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FORCE gov.uk suppliers to stick to 'open data principles' – MPs

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Cue Microsoft shills explaining how this is bad for the economy, and will promote less competition, and will probably be bad for the children somehow.

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Daring danger-drone dives into VOLCANIC eruption – what happens next has to be seen

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Re: What is Error #2035 ?

Try disabling HTTPS Everywhere. El Reg videos doesn't play nice with that addon, for some reason

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Foxconn preps for Peak Apple with FIFTEEN THOUSAND new hires

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Re: All for Apple

Yes. Next question? :)

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Miscreant menaces Meetup, minuscule money mania mashed

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Re: It's easy enough

You're usually behind a NAT gateway when connected to a wifi connection, so all you need is for the local router to accept your MAC address, which it has no reason not to.

The ISP network only talks to the local router, which has a correct IP and MAC address.

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Fitbit fans: Want your Netflix to pause when you nod off? There's almost an app for that

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It can be disabled :)

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Chicago man lobs class-action sueball at MtGox

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A bitcoin isn't a tangible asset per se, and you can trade fractions of a bitcoin, so that makes it quite difficult to have a "serial number" on one.

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It's a BLOCKBUSTER: Minecraft heads to the silver screen

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Re: Building blocks

Yes :)

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Well done on the privacy lawsuit. Now NSA will keep your phone records INDEFINITELY

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Re: In the words of John Mckenroe

How about not creating the records in the first place? That should please everyone, except the ones getting rich on screaming "ermagherd terrists!"

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American Idol host's keyboard firm smacks back against BlackBerry in patent spat

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It was the P800 I believe, but your point probably stands.

The P910 had a "proper" keyboard with microswitches.

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

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Kickstarter is probably correct in stating that the hackers didn't have access to credit card data. Afaik, they use Amazon for the actual transactions, and Kickstarter isn't really involved in processing the credit card payments.

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California takes a shot at mobile 'killswitch' mandate

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Re: Funny old thing...

The question I have is why current "smart"phone manufacturers do not offer that feature today, since obviously it is trivial enough to have been implemented 20 years ago on a budget cellphone.

They do... Both 'droids and iShinys have a remote wipe feature built in. Not sure about BB and WinPho, but it would really surprise me if they didn't have that feature.

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Woz he talking about? Apple co-founder wants iPhones to run Android

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Re: Excellent Idea!

.. my rear-wheel drive Beemer's a total nightmare in the snow!

You need to get a better set of tyres then. Or learn how to drive.

My E90 has no problems what so ever in the snow. Or on the ice. Or whatever else the winters have brought so far.

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The other end of the telescope: Intel’s Galileo developer board

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I don't see what "problem" this product is supposed to "solve".

If you need small and embedded, you choose one of the proper Arduinos, and get microscopic power usage and direct control over the hardware.

If you need power and programmability, you can get a Pi, and still get something that can be battery powered in a pinch.

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Judge shoots down Oracle's Solaris support 'trafficking' claim

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Re: Oh the irony

Among the small and perhaps not so small text you are understand to service your car at authorized service points. If not, you will loose your guarantee. And that is OK.

Actually, in Europe, that's NOT OK. EU has ruled that any capable service point is allowed to service any car, and the manufacturer is explicitly not allowed to drop your guarantee if you use independent garages.

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'Netflix bitch': CEO of vid-streaming site taunts HBO chief over results

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Re: 89% is over-rated

"which can't hold near the bandwidth required to stream HD"

Someone has forgot to tell that to my connection then. I have DSL, at 17Mbps downspeed.

1080p streaming is no problem at all.

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Microsoft buries Sinofsky Era... then jumps on the coffin lid

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Re: Talking computers

[i](incidentally the most common layout designs were primarily designed to slow the typist to mitigate a major design flaw in the original technology)[/i]

This myth has been debunked

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Acer names Jason Chen as its white knight

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Have Acer started making reasonable quality computers again? I remember a few years back (maybe 10 years or so), Acer was known to produce good and cheap computers. I bought a high end model back then, and it still works today.

However, later on, their laptops seems to have started falling apart and black-screening if you even look at them in a wrong way. My last one died with a permanent black screen just outside the warranty. That's when I stopped buying and recommending them.

Have they improved?

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Google Glass pics will BAFFLE admirers: Nudge nudge, WINK WINK

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Re: Cue lots of pictures appearing on the internet

Don't punch them, or break their Glass. Just get one person to hold them still while you apply *something* to the lenses.

*could be a sticker, jam, an angry bee, anything that wont cause an actual offence, but would be annoying for the wearer. Rinse and repeat every time they clean them.

I think you'll find that's still an offense.

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Android antivirus apps CAN'T kill nasties on sight like normal AV - and that's Google's fault

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Re: Wait,

@Number6

You can always block it from ever starting if you disable it in the app manager.

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Meet the BlackBerry wizardry that created its 'better Android than Android'

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"Android runs Java applications on a JVM called Dalvik"

No it doesn't. It runs Android applications on a VM called Dalvik. The language is quite similar to Java, but it isn't Java, and Dalvik isn't a JVM.

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The REAL JUICE behind leaked BlackBerry OS: Android apps to slip in without protection

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"having to rely on an entire frontend written in Java"

No matter how much you want it to be Java, it never will be. The front end is quite likely written in C/C++, and the Dalvik VM runs Dalvik bytecode, which is often compiled from a Java-like language.

Nothing on Android runs Java.

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Netflix, YouTube video killed the BitTorrent star? Duo gobble web traffic

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Re: Artificial scarcity

You have to ask the studios for that answer.

If Netflix could, they would make available every show and movie known to man to every subscriber on the planet, but the studios won't let them.

So replace most instances of "Netflix" with "the studios" in your rant, and it's probably correct.

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Staying power: The small screen spans of the eleven Doctor Whos

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Typo in the article

I wonder if Paul Smith is using a Norwegian keyboard layout...

"Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith’s expected departure in this year’s Christmas Special will mean heÆll fall just short of Tenth Doctor David Tennant’s tenure, (...)"

The Æ and ' is next to each other on the Norwegian standard keyboard layout.

It is superior to all other layouts, so I can't blame him ;)

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Oracle brass past and present tapped for Microsoft CEO - report

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Re: Bring in the Butcher

Downvoted for using the word "synergies". No human ever uses that word.

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BBC releases MYSTERY RIDDLE poster for Doctor Who anniversary episode

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Re: Old who

Perhaps they should broadcast *EVERY* episode.

I think I remember reading somewhere that a few of the earlier episodes are actually lost.

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Wrist SLAP: Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch hands-on

KjetilS

My interpretation of the photos, combined with what I've read other places, the metal thing underneath the watch is a safety device to keep journalists and others from nicking them from the stand.

It should (in theory) be a bit slimmer than the photos show.

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Nokia's PHAB-ULOUS comeback attempt: Huge WinPho 8 mobe rumoured

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FAIL

And we are talking "top of the line" from HTC and Samsung that got abandoned, not landfill units.

You may be right about HTC, but the Galaxy S2 and S3 are still getting updates.

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USB accelerates to 10 Gbps

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Re: excessive

Those already exist

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Verizon offers Motorola mobe with 48-HOUR battery life

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Re: Question

I'm guessing Tasker. It's what I use, atleast.

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Dubya: I introduced PRISM and I think it's pretty swell

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I wish we would grant him asylum

... but as a Norwegian, I doubt our ministry of foreign affairs have the balls to go against their American overlords.

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Obama says US won't scramble jets or twist arms for Snowden

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Re: Blimey...

10,000 km service intervals on a modern car? wtf are you driving? mine has 30,000km or every two years, and I believe that is fairly typical. Also, the usual average speed is closer to 50 km/h than 100, so by that math, mine needs as service after around 600 hours of driving.

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Google nuke thyself: Mountain View's H.264 righteous flame-out

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Re: Codec patents

What's the difference between a patent on a physical process and one on a software process, other than the medium?

A physical process requires the invention of physical devices to solve a physical problem.

A software process is solved using math.

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Google pools cloud storage

KjetilS

Re: Photo Backup

DropBox might be an alternative?

$200/year for 200GB, or $500 for 500GB

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Government admits seizing two months of AP phone records

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Joke

Re: Remember citizens

So far this year, more toddlers have killed people than terrorists have.

The Government should ban toddlers!

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The Chromebooks are coming! New models due late 2013

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Re: Competition on Desktop

"Google on the other hand, (...), are not after your wallet they are after your soul.."

I don't believe I have a soul :)

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New Google Play terms ban non-store app updates

KjetilS

Re: When will we able to define *which* WiFi connection to download apps over

Atleast on Jelly Bean you can tag WiFi connections as being a mobile hotspot, which will make Android treat it as a mobile connection, and not a regular WiFi connection.

Settings -> Data usage -> (options key) -> WiFi zones for mobile

(Translated from my native language, so sorry if the option names are wrong)

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Microsoft to unveil new Xbox console on May 21

KjetilS

@Alpha Tony

The sound you heard over your head is "whoosh"

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Galaxy S4 radiant, but has black holes

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Re: Understanding what is Android and what is not

You're not talking rubbish. This is indeed how Android works

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EU competition chief stays in touch with Google via TEXT MESSAGES

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Re: Split

MS gift standards to the world (OOXML)

Ahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Oh wait, you're serious.

OOXML was a rushed job to stop OpenOffice getting a foothold in the public sector, and they even had to fill the standards committee with their own "partners" in order to force it through.

On the part of it being a "standard", not even Microsoft's own software follows the spec.

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KjetilS

Re: EU competition chief & Google..... cosy as FINANCIAL REGULATORS & BIG BANKS...?

The uppercase was for emphasis to ease speed reading.

I'm not the AC you replied to, but if that was your intention, you failed.

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Android's US market share continues to slip

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@m a d r a

It's not Java based, as it's neither written in nor runs Java

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Shark-tooth war cutlery reveals tale of fishy extinction in Pacific

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Re: Not just sharks

To quote The Science of Discworld

"It may not be politically correct to say so, but most primitive humans did as much environmental damage as their puny technology would allow. When humans came to the Americas from Siberia, by way of Alaska, they slaughtered their way right down to the tip of South America in a few tens of thousands of years, wiping out dozens of species – giant tree sloths and mastodons (ancient elephants, like mammoths but different), for example. The Anasazi Indians in the southern part of today’s USA cut down forests to build their cliff dwellings, creating some of the most arid areas of the United States. The Maoris killed off the moas. Modern humans may be even more destructive, but there are more of us and technology can amplify our actions. Nevertheless, by the time humans were able to articulate the term ‘natural environment’, there wasn’t one. We had changed the face of continents, in ways big and small."

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Ancient website from 1999: By Mark Zuckerberg aged 15¾

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Re: Java applets

Atleast it wasn't ActiveX :P

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Boffins shine new light on dark matter

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Re: Confused

Pass straight through it? Just like neutrinos do with ordinary matter

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Yahoo! drops! size! limit! on! email! attachments! with aid from Dropbox

KjetilS

You're asking users to stop and think; that right there will stymie most people. Have you never done technical support before?

I have, and you're right. I try to forget that fact :)

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KjetilS

What's so difficult about pasting the public dropbox link for the file in an email and send it?

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