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* Posts by PeterGriffin

39 posts • joined 27 Jan 2010

Samsung to boot out Shin after Galaxy S5 tanks – report

PeterGriffin

Re: Good hardware... but

Couldn't agree more. The other angle which will ultimately crucify Samsung is the networks. Apple have a unified user experience irrespective of network. Samsung owners, unless willing to root and void their warranty, are at the mercy of the networks as to which software updates they get and when...

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DEATH fails to end mobile contract: Widow forced to take HUBBY's ASHES into shop

PeterGriffin

Are you really surprised?

Dead, alive it doesn't matter. EE (and therefore T-Mobile and Orange) are bleeding awful when it comes to billing. They screwed us around when my wife cancelled her contract and ported her number. We even had letters/demands from their Debt Collection agent despite contacting them constantly to remind them they had made a billing error and being promised they would do something about it...

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Microsoft fitness bands slapped on wrists: All YOUR HEALTH DATA are BELONG TO US

PeterGriffin

Re: Accuracy?

This review of an optical HRM has a good comparison data to a standard HRM strap: http://www.dcrainmaker.com/2013/02/monitor-bluetooth-smartant.html

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Verizon points more fingers at Netflix: It's YOUR pals slowing data

PeterGriffin

Apply occam's razor

Netflix works well on most providers but suffers buffering on Verizon and Verizon claim Netflix has poor peering arrangements which affect only Verizon...

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Web moguls ask YOU to stump up big money to STOP big money from winning in Washington

PeterGriffin

Laudable but flawed

The proposal is wholly sound. One hopes some of the plutocratic vanguard are inwardly feeling nervous. The way I see it the majority of American politicians aren't corrupt but a notable minority react so readily to their strings being pulled by their "sponsors" and Big Business™ they appear afflicted by Marionette Syndrome. Attempts to halt the creep of plutarchy are therefore welcome. Flawed though as I suspect more than 14 politicians will be required to deflect the deluge of spin headed their way and vote the relevant changes in to law.

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Assange™ makes fresh bid for FREEDOM from Scotland Yard's 'physical encirclement'

PeterGriffin

Why would Sweden send him when we haven't...?

It's not as though our government is adverse to capitulating to the American Governments every war mongering whim.

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Oracle vs Google redux: Appeals court says APIs CAN TOO be copyrighted

PeterGriffin

Re: Probably the death knell of the "industry"

It probably is. If there is no minimum number of lines of code before it becomes copyright infringement may I be the first to wave goodbye to:

printf("Hello World");

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Apple files patent for typo-sensing buttons

PeterGriffin

Prior Art?

The safety / door open protection system on most modern electronics would fall foul to this patent. Most of them don't even have an operating system.

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Teen girl arrested with 70-year-old man's four inch weapon inside her

PeterGriffin

Genius :D

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Teen jailed for ARMED ROBBERY says he and pals had been inspired by Grand Theft Auto

PeterGriffin
Coat

Re: Anti-game crusaders in 5, 4, 3......

They aren't completely fruit loops IHMO. I have begun to wonder how mentally healthy it is for some children to spend most of their free personal time playing computer games. You don't have social interaction (losing subtle non-verbal cues and the affirming notion of belonging to a group) and in the isolation of the bedroom, where I assume most games are played, there's little oversight of a childs emotional state and thus missed opportunities to moderate excessively defeatist / aggressive behaviour. I don't believe excessive play of computer games for most children will do more than bring early onset of carpel tunnel syndrome, but I do worry for the children who already have poor emotional control / lack good social skills. What I wonder and worry about is if excessive engagement in isolating activity could promote or exacerbate traits leading to a Personality Disorder whereas inclusive social activity could alleviate them.

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SEC slaps HP with $108 MEEELION fine over bribe scandal

PeterGriffin

Team America - World Police...

... strike again.

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Google kills fake anti-virus app that hit No. 1 on Play charts

PeterGriffin

App name is choice

App package name: com.deviant.security.shield

Swindlers with a sense of humour at least...

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New WebCL toolkit hooks browser apps into GPUs – and that's not good news for Apple

PeterGriffin

The primary adopter of New Technology...

...will no doubt exploit this new technology to create the best interactive 3D porn yet!

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Google slams Play Store password window shut after sueball hits

PeterGriffin

Android and Kids = install child safe launcher

Installed KidRead and set it up. Everytime the kiddos inadvertently press the option in their Disney game to buy something in-app - KidRead kills it. Other launcher replacements are available.

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Cardslurping kingpin caged for 18 years over Carderplanet forum

PeterGriffin

Re: Who appointed America as the world's policeman, judge and jury?

Simple really. Look at where the buck (literally) stops it's the corporations who were harmed by high levels of fraud. They being VISA, MasterCard and American Express - all US Headquartered companies.

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Bloke, 27, cuffed, charged over stolen selfie smut site UGotPosted

PeterGriffin

Wrong in so many ways. I can't tell if this is just misogyny or outpouring from an array of unrealised sociopaths. I'm serious - go see a psychiatrist of you can't understand why this website was so utterly denigrating and devastating to it's victims.

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Sony's new PlayStation 4 and open source FreeBSD: The TRUTH

PeterGriffin

Re: Another win for open-source leechers

@Oh Homer

IMO the hardware I/O interconnect design, device drivers and UI are what are most important. If those components aren't well designed and programmed then nothing else matters. Using a mature, stable and well understood base operating system to build on sounds like a very good choice to me.

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Apple handed Samsung-busting nuke after Steve Jobs patent U-turn

PeterGriffin

Apple innovate and don't copy rivals... Hmmm... Apple vs Creative?http://www.macnews.com/content/apple-pays-creative-100-million-ipod-related-lawsuit

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HP StoreOnce has undocumented backdoor

PeterGriffin
Coat

Mushroom MUSHROOM!

Almost forgot this gem:

(may be NSFW - not the video - but the comments)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIyixC9NsLI

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Help-desk hell

PeterGriffin

Users are misunderstood geniuses

A user had misplaced their laminator and had attempted to substitute the device with their HP Laserjet 4200... The fuser couldn't be saved...

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Smartphones may soon listen in on you while they sleep

PeterGriffin

Sleep as Android

Sleep as Android will - with your permission - spy on you whilst you sleep. A nifty app for the curious:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.urbandroid.sleep

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Google Go language gets used: For file-scrambling trojan, though

PeterGriffin

The simplest solution I have used so far to gain root access on my Samsung Galaxy S2 is to download a busybox installer package from XDA Developers and save it to the MicroSDHC card. Shutdown the phone and restart in recovery mode (Vol Down + Home + Power) and choose to install a file and select the installer zip file. Once rebooted there's instant Root access without the need for a carefully matched pre-rooted kernel.

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Orange enables Samsung Galaxy SIII bonking

PeterGriffin
Facepalm

New NFC SIM for S3 to enable Quick Tap?!?

Nipped into a Orange store today to quiz whether a different SIM Card was being shipped for the Quick Tap enabled Galaxy S3 - hoping to nab a new SIM for my NFC capable S2 which could do Quick Tap with the appropriate SIM Card... Sadly even though the store had the S3 in stock they had no clue whether the SIM card was different.

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Nokia, Samsung and pals team up to map malls, stations

PeterGriffin

Microsoft have a working system?

Strange this alliance doesn't include Microsoft as they have a working system based on multiple WiFi transmitters. IIRC they installed and mapped the Tesco Extra at Gallows Corner in Romford over a year ago - again IIRC the access point had an SSID of Agora - but each it's own station/MAC address.

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Dixons Retail: A mirror held up to Europe

PeterGriffin

Re: I can't wait for them to go under completely

@DanDanDan

Oh yes. Hundreds of High Streets will benefit from another empty shop / £ Shop whilst the economy desperately needs *000's more unemployed... Muppet.

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March release for Samsung Galaxy S II Android 4.0 update

PeterGriffin

Easy phone to "hack"

Using the tools and knowledge on the aforementioned XDA Developers site I was able to turn my T-Mobile UK locked SGSII into an unlocked (from network) generic device. It's really quite easy.

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Man's phone burns, toasts trouser region

PeterGriffin

SIM card says Rogers..

This is most likely a Canadian Samsung Galaxy S2.

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Sky's mobile movies move leaves Apple, Amazon gasping

PeterGriffin

Single feed option on SkyHD box

@Tom38 Your comments about the Sky+ box and a single feed are correct though there is a secret menu on the SkyHD box which allows the selection of a single feed so things work more nicely.

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Eurozone crisis: We're all dooomed! Here's why

PeterGriffin

@Mage As long as people are honest about their political ideology all points of view are welcome. I have listened to opinion from independent financial types who have held the same opinion (Greece will default eventually) for many weeks.

Listen, for example, to Johnathan Davis - jonathandaviswm.com

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LG BD670 3D Blu-ray Disc player

PeterGriffin

MOV, AVI.. yes but...

MOV and AVI are the container - which codecs?

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Essex police charge BlackBerry user over inciting violent disorder

PeterGriffin
Flame

@Morteus

Most likely a recipient of the BBM BroadCast message took affront at the cry for a riot and informed Crime Stoppers. Someone I know received three BBM BCs trying to start a riot in SE Essex - they informed the Police as they don't agree with it.

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Oracle: 'Google owes $2.6bn in damages'

PeterGriffin

On a small screen...

..I initially read Cockbum then realised it was Cockburn. Considering the claims I decided I was correct the first time.

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Brit CompSci student faces extradition to US over link site

PeterGriffin
Devil

.net domains under American governance

@ScottJ - I would guess that since the domain was a .net the US Government was able to instruct VeriSign to alter the Domain registration. Certainly at roughly the time the domain was seized it moved from CyberBunker in Holland to 1and1 in the US.

I have only just noticed that part of the Seized image refers to the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center. How nice that the United States Government proactively protects the "copyrights" of commercial entities...

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Apple uncloaks top 10 tools of iOS 5

PeterGriffin

Will iOS5 Bluetooth photos?

My only question and the issue which causes me the most grief during the working day - will iOS 5 allow the phone owner to Bluetooth photos from the phone to a kiosk for printing? Trying to explain to an irate user their super amazing phone is incapable of this seemingly simple task....

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Midnight theft left Vodafone users bereft

PeterGriffin

Ditto

Precisely the question I would like answered. Who would buy this pilfered kit?

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Facebook boobs over breastfeeding page... again

PeterGriffin
WTF?

Obscene violence ok - boobs bad

No doubt moderated by our cousins over the ocean.. Anyone remember the uproar caused by the Janet Jackson boob slip at the Superbowl? The half-second view of a breast was considered indecent and cost CBS a $550,000 fine...

@Moz Most likely the FB T&Cs say under 13s cannot have their own account but a parent or guardian may create one for them to use under supervision.

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'Steve Jobs' switches to Android

PeterGriffin
Linux

N900 and Flash Video via BBC iPlayer

The BBC iPlayer works rather well on the N900 - but for fast motion video the framerate suffers. As such I have added a utility to my N900 which allows me to select the browser User Agent string. Why? Simply this - now my N900 can pretend to be a Nintendo Wii. The BBC iPlayer streams a lower complexity codec for the Wii and video renders more smoothly (though lacks some definition). Stick Flash playback and User Agent String customisation in your iPhne and smoke it!

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Apple yanks Wi-Fi detectors from iTunes

PeterGriffin
Joke

Stevie says:

All your Apps are belong to us.

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Which? warns on pirate letters

PeterGriffin
Black Helicopters

Polluted tracker list

Not sure if you're aware but The Pirate Bay admitted they populated their tracker list with fictitious IP addresses with the intention of making evidence gathered from their tracker - unreliable. Since ACS:Law will not provide information about their detection technique we cannot be sure if they are connecting to the potentially infringing address and ensuring the infringing file exists.

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