* Posts by Trollslayer

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Windows 10: Buy cheap, buy twice, right? Buy FREE ... buy FOREVER

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Maintenance

An honest, modest maintenance fee would be fair but won't happen.

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Microsoft's Windows 10 Torrent-U-Like updates GULP DOWN your precious bandwidth

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Windows 10 means losing control of your PC

This is yet another example.

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Download Fest goers were human guinea pigs in spy tech experiment, admit police

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Re: What are you all worried about?

TSA requirement for the systems included the ability to record and transmit images.

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77 hits?

With 80-90,000 attendance and three days with good pictures they only got 77 hits?

No impressed.

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Contractors who used Employee Beneficiary Trusts are in HMRC's sights

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Using offshore companies to avoid tax

It sounds like tax evasion that was allowed before.

Too many of these loopholes were created.

HMRC have been put under the gun and are getting heavy handed but I wouldn't have used a scheme like this, too risky.

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'Fix these Windows 10 Horrors': Readers turn their guns on Redmond

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Am I the only person who sees this as desperation?

Simply a modest fee for maintenance of Windows 7/8.1 would have kept me happy.

My car gets maintained for a fee.

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Bloke cuffed for blowing low-flying camera drone to bits with shotgun

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Joke

Re: 40mm Glock

Maybe if fires bullets sideways.

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Windows 10: A SYSADMIN speaks his brains – and says MEH

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How about Windows Server 2012?

The single CPU version is £155 so can we have a a review by the author as a Windows 7 replacement?

Very good article by the way.

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At last we know for sure. Blighty's 'best mobile network' is ...

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Last on customer service?

That's why I don't touch EE.

Oh, voice and text are fine.

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Today's smart home devices are too dumb to succeed

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Re: Debugging intelligence

Then they start debugging us.

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Google: Hey startups, want in on our patent gang? First hit's free

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Give the family jewels to the big boys

Rather than sell them?

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John McAfee: Ashley Madison hack may ‘destabilise society’

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It may STABILISE society

But nothing can stabilise him.

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HP slaps dress code on R&D geeks: Bin that T-shirt, put on this tie

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It would be nice if these managers did something usefull

Instead of getting the good workforce to leave.

Makes me glad I just took early retirement.

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NSPCC: Two nonces nailed by cops every day

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Is Alexander J Martin a professional?

Only in the sense of making money.

Gutter journalism.

El Reg - a GOOD article on this matter would be welcome.

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Austrian court rules online radio streaming is not broadcasting

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Not RADIO broadcast

But that doesn't mean it's not broadcast.

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The French want to BAN .doc and .xls files from Le Gouvernement

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But you will still need Excel

I have tried options including LibreOffice and they are painful in addition to lacking so many features.

Open source just can't compete with this so it would take someone to produce a competing commercial product plus gambling that they will get a good market share.

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Beaten blokes HATE the women who frag them in online games

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Re: Oh goody! Another thinly veiled attack by the feminazis...

Point proven.

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Bad survey but it does happen

There was a good article about how women are treated like ComicCon, particularly by guys who aren't really into it.

They get really upset when they try to patronise women and get their heads handed to them on a plate.

The real comicCon fans have a few bad apples but not that many.

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Silicon-happy ARM engorges its profits by a third – so its shares dip

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So called 'analystss'

don't know what ARM do and only count certain phone sales.

To think they get paid.

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Here's why Whittingdale kicked a subscription BBC into the future

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Conditional Access isn't mandated

The provision of a CI (Common Interface) connector is mandated.

Unfortunately the CI connector being usable isn't. I saw a TV with the connector on board but it wasn't connected to anything so they could use some cheaper parts inside.

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Google robo-car in rear-end smash – but cack-handed human blamed

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Terminator

I welcome our automative overlords.

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Hands off, Apple! Irish dev studio sues over alleged iWatch infringement

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Company legal department

Surely Apple have one whose job it is to check basics?

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Horrifying MOCK BACON ABOMINATION grown in BUBBLING VATS as ALGAE

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Re: Great news

Make it with vegans, problem(s) solved.

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OCP supporters hit back over testing claims – but there's dissent in the ranks

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Correct acronym

So they will design server motherboards but not test for signal integrity?

I bet any problems will be blamed on people manufacturing the boards.

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Ericsson seeks cat-herding jacket, attempts EU 5G standardisation

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Re: Duplex

TDD is very useful, it make much more efficient use of channel signalling.

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ARM?

I don't see why ARM would join, they don't work on mobile modems.

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Smartphones are ludicrously under-used, so steal their brains

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Handling the driving?

No.

That takes massive processing power, >1TFLOP, a phone would melt.

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NHS trust's crack IT squad claims its first digital upgrade hits

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Let's see

At least they have experienced people there and have some good criteria.

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TfL to splash £400m on networking deal, despite GDS opposition

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GDS doesn't like it

So go ahead.

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Unions call for strike action over 'unusable' Universal Credit IT

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A spokeswoman from the DWP

Treated us like idiots in order to protect her salary.

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Will rising CO2 damage the world's oceans? NOT SO MUCH – new boffinry

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There is a term for this

Adaptation.

Not sure if evolution is strictly applicable for this.

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Chair legs it from UK govt smart meter installation programme

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Reality

forbidden.

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'Private' biz Xiaomi sets up Communist Party exec committee

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The new boys network

As opposed to the old boys network we have?

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Smart meters set to cost Blighty as much as replacing Trident

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It's about the glory

And of course the fat consultancy fees for their friends who give them directorships.

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Bloke called Rod struck by lightning for second time

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Not so odd?

Working outside near trees will increase the odds.

Apologies for being sensible, I will return to normal soon.

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Hated Care.data scheme now 'unachievable', howls UK.gov watchdog

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Same old

people getting paid obscene money as consultants.

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Cambridge boffins: STOP the rush to 5G. We just don't need it

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Enough of the shiny

There is a lot of work to be done on 4G, TDD for example is barely out the door in practice.

It's all right for those squeezing money out of us, but in reality many promised 4G features aren't even specified yet.

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For fax's sake: Medic chaos as e-Referrals system goes offline

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Can they NOT cock something up?

No, you're right.

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Fire, fire! Just move your data centre onto my lawn ... Oh rats!

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Just when you think you could make it up...

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US mega-hack: White House orders govt IT to do what it should have done in the first place

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To use anitvirus

Did I really read that??!!!

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DON’T add me to your social network, I have NO IDEA who you are

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Plus the idiots and fakers

Idiots - someone who has become infamous for stupid pipe dreams in areas such as optical computing with a website that is only missing rainbows and animated My Little Ponies who keeps pushing back the closing date for Q1 funding and hasn't opened the office at the address shown yet.

Fakers - someone setting up a one man band with an SURPRISINGLY similar name to a large US recruitment agency.

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In memoriam: Christopher Lee, Hammer's Count Dracula

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Don't forget Gremlins 2

Delightfully over the top!

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If hackers can spy on you all then so should we – US Senator logic

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Follow the money

Who will get the sub contracting work?

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Nobel bro-ffin: 'Girls in the lab fall in love with me ... then start crying'

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Well done

You have managed to insult vaginas by the comparison!

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Screw you, Apple! We're still making phones no one wants – Samsung

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Both shrinking

That chart shows both losing market share over time, together they now have 40% of the market and it is the smaller players taking more of the market.

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Spaniard sues eBay over right to sell the Sun

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If she has a picture of her standing on the sun then it's hers.

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ISIS command post obliterated after 'moron' jihadi snaps a selfie, says US Air Force

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22 hours - special forces in the area checking?

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Re: Official Title

Except that IS don't have military objectives, they just want to destroy.

That makes a big difference.

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Re: Yup. And there were no youtube videos of the JDAM crap raining down?

Because it wasn't a smart bomb but a dumb one with a guidance head added on, probably wouldn't have room for the transmitter.

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Swordfish fatally stabs man after man stabs, fatally, swordfish

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Good for the fish

I would say he was a shit but that is an insult to fertiliser.

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