* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

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BONEHEAD FANBOIS encamp outside Apple Stores

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Re: What is sad about this?

Perhaps that is the new product. The iKiosk comes with a 42" screen, 7.1 speaker surround, indefinite battery life with permanent charging and gigabit networking.

Admittedly it is a little less portable than previous products - but it does have rounded corners

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Re: Hang on,

>People who have been paid to take a queue take pay from other people to leave it ?

>Isn't that the very definition of mercenary ?

Strangely enough it is the very definition of GDP - doing this presumably helps the economy

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Re: not a Delivery?

Magic fairy dust needs renewing every night - I thought everyone knew that

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Snowden shouldn't be extradited to US if he testifies about NSA spying, says Swiss gov

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Re: Couple of words about the Swiss

You can trust the Swiss to act in the best interests of the Swiss.

If Snowden's revelations mean that Eu customers don't trust US hosted cloud services and Eu govts ban US safe harbour provisions then where would you trust as a cloud service hosting county.

Switzerland for example?

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Re: direct flight

And Russia could retaliate by banning that country's airlines from flying over Russia.

It's a long way for Air France or Lufthansa to the far east if they have to go west.

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Heavy VPN users are probably pirates, says BBC

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Re: BBC Worldwide

>"black people in baggy clothes are probably shoplifters?"

Or saying BBC employees are probably pedophiles

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Rack-mount 24TB RAID 5 disk array for $5,000. Let's just check the label here. Uh, it's TiVo

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Re: needs more tuners

Is there anywhere in the world where you could conceivably have 6 broadcast shows that you would to watch - let alone broadcast simultaneously ?

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Square Kilometre Array reveals its 1.6TB-a-day storage and network rigs

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> tape is for stuff you never want to have to read again.

Or stuff you want to read in 50years time

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Mozilla certification revocation: 107,000 websites sunk by untrusted torpedo

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Re: In a few years time ...

It really doesn't matter how many bits you have if Mozilla trusts "honest Achmeds" root certificate as signing the google.com you visted

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Reddit wipes clean leaked celeb nudie pics, tells users to zip it

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Re: i don't understand

But if you had never heard of any of the celebs (I hadn't) then presumably they have less value than regular porn ?

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SHIP OF FAIL: How do we right capsized institutions we thought would NEVER go under?

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Re: "politically unstable, if not ideologically opposed to western democracy"

I look forward to ISIS's efforts to take Aberdeen

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IT jargon is absolutely REAMED with sexual double-entendres

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Re: So is a raspberry-pie something I should (or shouldn't) know about ?

I really had no idea !

I was trying to think of some innuendo about a BBC Micro but the pi seemed more modern

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Re: Well actually...

You filthy beast you .....

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Re: Not wishing to be pedantic

The designer put the retina in backwards so the interface cable is in the middle of the screen - then did a software patch so nobody would notice. Typical weekend bodge job really.

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Re: Pegging order?

>Who the fck is Dan Savage and why is his column so worthy of inspection?

The gentleman in question is an amusing disclaimer of straightforward, honest, factual, helpful, and somewhat frank advice on matters of an anatomical nature for discerning gentlemen in a number of non-Murdoch periodicals on the West Coast of his Majesty's former colony.

Imagine Marjorie Proops written by Joe Orton

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Re: So, your wife is a linguist?

Is she cunning ?

Nudge-nudge wink-wink

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Re: Not surprising with those company names

So is a raspberry-pie something I should (or shouldn't) know about ?

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Thieves steal more iPhones than any other handset, warns UK government

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More thefts of iPhone /Blackberry are reported

How many young men of a lower albedo are likely to go into a police station to report a theft?

So these are thefts are logged by Apple's iFind-iMy-iPhone-iAnd-iLock-iIt feature or corporate blackberries

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'4chan may be just a sysadmin who knows his way around', claims so-called expert

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Re: 4chan is a sysadmin

4chan is actually an AI - Siri's evil twin

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Re: False analogy

"We wouldn’t stand idly by if paintings worth hundreds of millions of pounds were being stolen from the National Gallery"

But we would have rules making it illegal for a visitor from a region 3 country viewing a painting in a region 2 gallery. Even if it had been originally stolen from their country by us.

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Blighty's mighty tech skills shortage drives best job growth in years

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Re: Let me re-write this ....

"The UK is crying out for engineers and IT staff and is willing to pay several rupees/hour for the best candidates"

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Re: No wonder...

And according to Mr Gates - windows admin jobs pay crap.

Apparently even though their study showed you need far fewer admins on Linux and didn't have to pay for any licenses your TCO would be much higher on Linux because of the highly paid specialists you would need.

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Re: Unsustainable and unrealistic my a**e

1, and you have security here when the firm closes down or outsources you?

Plus side is that you aren't behind 10 layers of managers who are useless but have been there too long to get rid of.

2, true but I work in startups so never get to take even that

3, sucks to be poor in the US. But after I got made redundant in the UK I tried to claim dole to get back some of my 40% tax - no chance. I got a fraction of my unpaid final months pay refunded.

Other advantages:

You can make management without having been to Eton. Even Geordies sound posh here.

Jobs outside the city pay well

You get to work on real stuff - not just another NHS/gov IT disaster project

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>Career Path anyone?

M4 -> Heathrow

VirginAtlantic -> San-Francisco

Although if you can stand it Houston is almost the same salary, no tax and a 3bed house costs less than 100K

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Heads up, Chromebook: Here come the sub-$200 Windows 8.1 portables

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Re: Chromebook competitor - not really

If windows 8 allows you to fix grandparents computer over the phone so you are sure that all viruses, extra toolbars and broken settings are fixed then its an improvement

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Re: Disposable?

The free 3year 1Tb of Google drive was worth more than the top of the line $1200 Pixel Chromebook

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Re: 1Gb of RAM?

1Gb of ram - that's barely enough to run a virus!

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Re: Chromebook competitor - not really

Chromebook:

No need for AV

If users screw up then a factory reset is one button.

On the Windows competitor it's get an add-on CDwriter, hope you burned the recovery CDs when it was new, make sure you have a note of the license key.

Sit down to an hours worth of clicking OK to restart.

Reinstall all the other apps

Hope you had a copy of all your bookmarks, mail, documents,pictures etc

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Elon Musk says Tesla's stock price is too high ... welp, NOT ANY MORE

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Re: Shurely shome mishtake - ed

I have worked there, most of it is under a lot of snow every winter.

High areas in the middle of continents tend to have extremes of hot dry summers and cold winters.

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Shurely shome mishtake - ed

"net zero energy" facility, / discounted energy supplies from Nevada for the next eight years. ????

You mean he will get to sell the unreliable occasional solar electricity for 4-5x the regular price as a feed-in tariff subsidized by the same regular customers who will be paying for the free 24x7 reliable supply he is getting from the state?

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Jony Ive: Apple iWatch will SCREW UP Switzerland's economy

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Re: Well said

Tim is wrong that a $400 iWatch isn't a status symbol in the same way a $10K Rolex is - it's more of a status symbol.

A $10K Rolex on somebody under 40 means that daddy is/was rich.

An iWatch means you are not only at least comfortably off - it means you are high-tech/high-skill/modern techno-literate pillock.

That is more status than being the recipient of a trust fund.

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Shitty what? Almost half of MPs have never heard of Tech City

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Silicon valley started because there was masses of land in California's orange groves almost for free.

Then WWII lead to a huge demand for electronics and components for the local aerospace industry. This attracted lots of engineers, as did the local world class tech universities.

Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard went there to get jobs and started HP in their garage which grew into a $Bn company which later employed Steve Wozniak who started his own company in his garage which grew into a $Bn company ....

While we have some overpriced office space in a couple of warehouses in a fashionable bit of Central London where a few media types sell imagineering services to each other.

It would make you laugh if you weren't crying.

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Some well informed MPs

>many remain ignorant of what the thing does or is supposed to do;

> another four per cent claimed Tech City has had no impact

So the few who HAD heard of it correctly identified that it would have no impact

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Sex is great in books, lousy in apps, says Apple

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Re: "We view Apps different than books or songs"

isn't "Spell Different"Apple's motto ?

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Work in the tech industry? The Ukraine WAR is coming to YOU

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So when does Scargill get invited to number10?

If we aren't buying Russian gas or coal anymore we better gets some pits opened fast if we don't want little-old-lady Icicles this winter.

But sales of batteries should go up when the country's energy demands has to be met by 2 windmills in Cumbria.

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The BNP can rip off your works for ‘parodies’ – but only if it's not racist

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Re: An interesting interpretation

Yes I was commenting on the first paragraph about facists using Billy Bragg

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An interesting interpretation

Generally parody allows you fair use of the material you are parodying

So you can rewrite a Billy Brag song to take the piss out of My Bragg - like Weird Al's parody of Nirvana.

But you can't use Mr Bragg's work to parody something else and claim your copyright violation is parody - like Weird Al using Gangsta paradise to parody the Amish

The intention is that for example, BP can't stop you protesting against BP by claiming that your use of their logo or pictures of one of their oil spills on your banner is copyright. But it doesn't allow you to use scenes from star wars for free in your attack of BP.

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Silicon Valley tech titans beg for more mediation time in wage-fix lawsuit

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Re: Why is the judicial branch pushing so hard ...

And the effect on everyone beyond the companies involved - it reduced incomes for programmers across the country

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NATO nations 'will respond to a Cyber attack on one as though it were on all'

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So if , for example, Germany's leader was hacked by foreign powers - Nato would attack them?

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The IT kit revolution's OVER, say beancounters - but how do they know?

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Re: More not very helpful economics-speak

"hedonic adjustment" is how you hide the $100 rise in food costs by including a 40" flat screen TV in the "basket of goods and services" and showing that it has dropped from $1000 to $300 in the last 5 years and therefore inflation is under control.

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And a lot of money was wasted (or injected into the economy if you are an economist):

On audits - going around ticking off printer serial numbers

Preparing W2K compliance certificates - it's a printer FFS

Obtaining assurance of Y2K compliance from manufacturers -

Replacing it with a brand new expensive inkjet because Epson don't have a W2K compliance cert for an ancient dot matrix

Having staff on double time over the holiday - in case of any issues - for a completely non-critical product that nobody would be using until after the holidays when any problems could be fixed.

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NUDE SELFIE CLOUD PERV menace: Apple 2FA? Sweet FA, more like

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Photos are meant to be seen

Presumably the photos were meant for the consumption of the celeb's special friend

Which means they have to be transmitted to, and viewable on, another device.

So you can have 97FA, require retina scans from all 3 eyes and a DNA sample - it doesn't really matter if you email them to somebody else.

Of course you could lock them to a single phone - but then having to go to your pet celeb's bedroom for her to unlock the phone and authorize it to display photos of her naked. While she is standing there - does seem to be a little counterproductive.

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Are you a HOT CELEB? Think your SEXY PICS are safe? Maybe NOT

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Re: i dont understand

Isn't that the title of a Country and Western song?

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The cloud should never be used for sensitive data like nude selfies.

It should only be used to store NHS medical records or the whole country's tax data

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Don't buy that phone! It ATTRACTS CRIMINALS, UK.gov will tell people

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Re: nokia carriers...

But with a Nokia, you can beat them back with the phone

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Re: And meanwhile in the real world

Yes it would mean a rise in armed robberies.

The original Great Train Robbers got 30years - to "send a message to these sort of people"

The message was, you might as well go in with a shot gun, since robbing some cash and killing a copper carried the same sentence.

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Apple 'fesses up: Rejected from the App Store, dev? THIS is why

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Re: An example to follow

>Yeah, we'd miss out on the following:

Heretic, stone the unbeliever !

(stones with rounded corners obviously)

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Twitter: La la la, we haven't heard of NUDE JLaw, Upton SELFIES

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Re: Username

If your userid is: Cockwrangler and your password is "Whatever tickles my fancy"

You probably have some explaining to do when your account is hacked and the details published

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