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WE CAN still be BETTER than Germany on broadband, says Ofcom

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Re: Always look on the...

> I still find it offensive the way you refer to "Gross Germany".

Ja ve are not gross, ve are just big-boned

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Re: Investment and deregulation required

>followed by huge investments in infrastructure around the county

Typical underhand Hun trick - investing in infrastructure, damn sausage eaters will be building up an industrial base of high tech manufacturing next, can't trust the Boche .....

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Now even MORE 'interns' make iPhones - Chinese labour watchdog

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Re: Lessons for us to learn...

"Real" universities only give a BA, or MA

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Re: Lessons for us to learn...

Because nothing says "modern dynamic high skilled country ready to lead europe" like forcing geology graduates to stack shelves for free in Poundland to keep their dole - and then have a government minister go on TV to say that shelve stacking is vital to the UK economy.

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Re: The thing is

It's not the extra $25 on the assembly wages - it's where are the components and subassemblies?

Of course you could have an assembly line where every piece is supplied by a sub-contractor in another state/country on the end of a 6month delivery schedule - ask Boeing how that worked out.

The problem the UK and US have is the lack of manufacturing infrastructure

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Report: Danish government hits Microsoft with $1bn tax bill

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Re: As a Swedish colleague said

To be fair - we were working in Aberdeen.

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As a Swedish colleague said

Vikings raped and pillaged across europe

Except Scotland - that was pillage only

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Military-industrial patent troll demands BEEELLIONS from Cisco

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Listed as inventors

You can assign an invention to anyone you want - but the inventors on the patent have to be the inventors. You have to sign a declaration that you invented it.

Stuffing the list with a 130 VIP inventors to make you look big and scary is perjury- and the federal government generally doesn't like you lying to it.

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MI5 test for Mandarin-speaking snoops 'just too easy'

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Re: Problem solved

Well if you reject any candidates with Chinese ancestry as security risks and then anybody that has studied Chinese as "a but suspicious" it's very difficult to recruit anyone.

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UK injects £88m into Euro bid to build Hubble-thrashing 'scope

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Re: Daily defence spending...

>I watched Ross Kemp in Afganistan last night. .... And I just had to wonder again; why are we there, doing that?

I think the global-strategic evaluation of the Afghan war, considering a historical perspective is - "third time lucky"

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Re: Because

But why do we need skilled Europeans?

If we need anything high tech we can always buy it from China.

Britain should concentrate on valuable exports; Mr Bean, JK Rowling and X-pop-idol-factor.

Do you know that the ministry of silly walks receives less funding than the department of health, defence, agriculture etc...

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Review: Livin' in the cloud with Google's new Chromebook Pixel

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Re: Perhaps only a marketing ploy?

It's there for the same reason that millions of people watch Clarkson twat around in a 250,000 supercar before they buy a Fiesta. It gets Chromebook noticed, it gets Google on the NYT technology blog, and then people buy a $200 Samsung in Walmart.

ps if anyone is visiting the USA, most Best Buys have a stack of returns of the Samsung for $200 from people who thought it would run Windows. Dumb people + dumber salesdroids = savings.

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Re: Profitable because it's made in China?

It's exactly the same production line.. Foxcon don't just make Apple

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Office365

But not well. At least this Samsung Chromebook doesn't.

You can view and edit-ish documents using chrome but you don't get all the features of using IE, outlook is barely useable and you don't have lync..

If you are getting this for work, try accessing you sharepoint/office365 stuff from chrome on Windows first to see if it's good enough.

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Re: Questions

You can also run stock linux AT THE SAME TIME as Chrome0os using Crouton (http://craigerrington.com/blog/arm-chromebook-chromeos-and-xfceubuntu-at-the-same-time/) just ctrl-alt-right/left to switch between them.

I'm writing this on a $200 Samsung chromebook running chrome and ubuntu live simultaneously on the built in SSD

ps. You only have the 30sec delay the first time, or you can skip it by ctrl-D

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Re: Questions

Yes they could put in a 256Gb SSD so you never needed to be online. They could also have licensed IE and Outlook for it so you don't need to use Google..

This is nothing to do with the computer, this is making sure you are as dependent on Google in 2015 as you were on Microsoft in 1995.

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Bank Muscat hit by $39m ATM cash-out heist

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Re: What? No Velocity check?

It's a business decision:

Option 1 - bank refuses withdrawal because it can't get a secure realtime direct link from the foreign ATM to its HQ, or because a businessman buying a coffee in New York 12 hours after buying a heathrow express ticket is somehow "suspicous". Business man returns home furious, cancels all his accounts, moves his mortgage, pension and life insurance - bank loses $1000s in fees.

Option 2 - bank allows some extra risks on a pre-paid credit card that accounts for 0.1% of its business.

You can always add more security - the question is whether requiring a 15digit pin and a DNA sample everytime a customer uses their card is a win for you in the long term

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'Brit Bill Gates' was powerless to stop HP's Autonomy acquisition

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Similarly ebay massively overpaid for Skype - $Bn for a company with a few $M revenue

Being stupid doesn't mean there was fraud

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Buyer's remorse

If HP had bought it online in the UK they could have sent it back after 2weeks if they didn't like it

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Raspberry Pi-powered Tardis blasts off from 'Blighty's Baikonur'

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Re: I would just like to say that....................

>You don't need a trolley to shift a cylinder 5 metres,

As long as it has a safety cover over the valve

Otherwise when you drop it ...be prepared to run ... at 30mph ... very quickly

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Re: Shut up you incorrect pedants!

But on Gallifrey they mixed them up and had 425....

Oh God - I'm in pedant arguement on t'internet about Dr Who

And I'm a grown up - I have a wife and everything

I even have a proper job - which I'm supposed to be doing now.

Good job my office has a door.

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Re: Shut up you incorrect pedants!

I always pictured a bunch of ancient timelords in their ceremonial tea stained brown stores-robes.

Sucking on their teeth and saying, "a chameleon circuit for a type 40? We haven't had one of them for years have we Dr Bert?"

We could use one off a type 41 but the threads are left handed and it only works on 425 line PAL

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Sergey Brin emasculated after HORROR smartphone disaster

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Re: I can think of more emasculating things

I like people with bluetooth headsets. It lets you play the "crazy or on the phone" game.

If you see somebody in the supermarket late at night having an argument with the carrots you have to guess if they are crazy or not before you are allowed to look for the headset.

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'It's common for freelancers to farm out work to cheap coders'

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Re: I think I must be missing a trick

In IT the phrase is:

Pay gold bars to CapGemini, Anderson, Fujitsu etc

Have them hire monkeys

Now their monkeys seem to be outsourcing the jobs to meerkats

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Stargazers spot first-ever planet forming in dusty disc

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Re: boffins with brains the size of planets

But remember these are German boffins.

The telescope before the VLT used to test the new technology was called the "New Technology Telescope" = NTT. The naming of the individual telescopes was a public competition for schoolkids.

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SHIELD Act proposed to make patent trolls pay

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Re: exuberant at recieving a lawyers bill

I think it's the lawyer that is exuberant on receiving the money

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Re: Just remember...

So if the invention is an improvement to part of a CPU all I have to do is design the rest of the CPU, build a $5Bn fab, write an OS and sell the new chip and that proves I'm no longer a troll?

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Re: Just remember...

The problem then is who decides if the "troll" rule applies?

I invent some new computer gizmo, I patent it and show it to IBM/Samsung/Apple

They copy it and I sue them.

They claim that since I am not making a computer/phone/tablet then I am an NPE and to sue them have to put up a bond to cover their costs.

They claim that they are using 1000 company lawyers at $1000/hour so if the case will take a year - I have to put up $2.5Bn bond, I can't and so they get a default judegment against me.

Remember just like how Patriot Act and RIPA were only going to be used against terrorists - it will be upto the big corps to decide who is a troll

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First, servers were DEEP-FRIED... now, boffins bring you WET ones

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PCW swimsuit edition ?

So if your servers are all in the bottom of a big tank of fluorinert you will have to swim down to them to swap a cable.

How many BOFHs do you know that you would want to see in speedos ?

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Re: Indeed, it's a great idea

Until summer and you have to dump more heat because the incoming air is hotter and the school next door suddenly doesn't want heating to 50C and you can't dump the heat into the air because it's too hot

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Nominet tosses plan for shorter .uk domains in the bin (for now)

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Because it's the standard technique for getting a survey answer you want.

Do you think children should be protected from zombies and do you think that the congestion charge be increased?

Becomes = 97% of people think the congestion charge should increase

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Microsoft unwraps sysadmin-friendly Office 365 for biz update

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Re: TL:DR

Except with MSFT's cloudy office, you also need all the stuff installed locally. The licencing makes you call them if you move it to a new computer. It installs 100s of sharepoint office connect and sync clients which all mysteriously stop working every 5mins and require reinstalling in a particular order. The online stuff only works properly in although IE doesn't really trust MSFT and constantly pops up messages asking you if you want to enable some randomly named add-in

Other than that - it's exactly like any other cloud solution

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North Korean citizens told: Socialist haircuts are a thing... go get some

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Re: Not socialist..

Yep that's exactly what I think when I look at Tony Blair or Peter Mandleson - there goes a secret Maoist

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A socialist dream?

> If you tell people how to live their lives right down to the smallest detail it crushes their self esteem and will >and they become little more than robots with whom you can do what you like.

Definitely a socialist idea - now just wait while I cut the end of my dick off, never cut my hair, don't eat shellfish, don't carry keys on saturday, hate gays, not use condoms .....

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EU web chief: Europe's slow on 4G, but 5G GLORY WILL BE OURS

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Re: Smokescreen and mirrors

Or to put it another way. British Telecom, Duetsche Telecom, France Telecom and everyother national monopoly telecom get $M in back handers to "invest" in this new technology which will be standardised across europe.

They will then introduce data roaming charges that make it 100x as expensive to use your european standard phone 1km across a border.

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US insurer punts 'bestiality' to wide-eyed kiddies, gasp 'mums'

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Re: It's an improvement......

>Keep this up and we will end up with a lizard sporting a bouffant.

That's most of Fox's 'news' presenters

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Re: American organisation offended by breathing

Or swearing.

"Salt" includes, in addition to the usual assault rifle based mass slayings, a lot of nasty detailed torture scenes - it's a 12, "The kings speech" has some anglo-saxon words - it's an 18

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Re: American organisation offended by breathing

Yes but the bible is pretty hot on not fscking pigs. In fact not eating pigs, kissing pigs, feeding pigs or generally pigs in general.

Shouldn't somebody prosecute these people for their disgusting discriminatory attitude to

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Linus Torvalds in NSFW Red Hat rant

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Re: *sad*

Proper British CPUs don't need no flimsy valves - they are built from brass gearwheels.

As long as you oil then they are fine.

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India launch puts Canadian microsats into orbit

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Canada

Surely the country with least to fear from asteroids?

Given its ratio of "places you would care about a rock hitting" to "places the size of wales that you would never notice if they disappeared"

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It begins: Six-strikes copyright smackdown starts in US

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"While no ISP wants pirates"

Of course, because ISPs sell 100Mbs download/512kbs upload and 500Gb/month packages to people who are just really into facebook

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UK distie boss: My brush with death in rapper's drive-by killing

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Re: Usual 5am Run?

If you were a boss at HP you would practice running away as well.

In other news, a rising young music star was in the wrong place at the wrong time, when a disgruntled HP customer attempted to gun down the HP distie manager

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Re: Range Rovers

A proper hoodlum should drive a green series II land rover and then leave the scene at a sedate 35mph

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Nokia opens Maps to rivals, flogs uber-budget €15 phone

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Re: Puzzled

It's 5 maps and I can't see Google fixing it. If you are offline they aren't selling ads or your location - so what's init for them?

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Microsoft brings Azure back online

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Re: So how to customers get refunded?

No "acts of idiot" are specifically excluded from the SLA

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Are you sure you aren't thinking of the 787 battery debacle

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Review: The ultimate Chromebook challenge

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Re: "but the Acer has Caps Lock"

PRESS CTRL-SHIFT on the samsung and you get capslock, but it cancels when you press a none-letter key

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