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UK's non-emergency police and NHS Vodafone systems go titsup NATIONWIDE

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Three?

Possibly a coincidence, but 3 (both 3G & 4G) has been down in a load of areas for several hours now...apparently EE is also having problems....

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Re: RAC too.

My car only has a 'Slime Kit' repair kit, and no spare. Anything more than a minor puncture requires a call out.

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Why Comrade Cameron went all Russell Brand on the UK’s mobile networks

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'Normal Collier'?

Norman, surely?

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OnePlus One cut-price Android phone on sale to all... for 1 HOUR

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Does it receive the full 4G spectrum yet?

If not, I'll pass...shame really, as I'd like one, but it won't have 4G on 3.

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Win a year’s supply of chocolate (no tech knowledge required)

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£16.95 a month for four bars?

I can get four Double Deckers for a quid in most supermarkets, and at least I know I'll like them.

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Zippy one-liners, broken promises: Doctor Who on the Orient Express

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Two tips of the hat to the mighty Tom

Obviously the jelly babies, but the very brief impersonation by Capaldi when mentioning the mummy.

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Google+ GOING, GOING ... ? Newbie Gmailers no longer forced into mandatory ID slurp

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Am I the only one...

...who likes G+?

I've met many interesting people (both online, and in real life through it), had a lot of decent conversations in various tech circles, and find it cleaner and better to use than Facebook.

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

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There are any number of other subs that have exactly the same type of stolen material in them, but because they're not celebs, they get to stay.

Let's not then go on to the subs dedicated to watching people die, including one specifically for pictures of dead kids...the Reddit admin have no problem keeping them going.

Bunch of fucking hypocrites.

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Ofcom will not probe lesbian lizard snog in new Dr Who series

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If they both had full lungs, how could one breath into the other without her breathing out first to clear some room?

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Fandroids blow $200,000 on secret PANIC BUTTON for their smartmobes

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Re: unambiguously located

The switch on the top of the Pre was great.

No mess, no fuss, just a simple click and everything was silent.

Shame the rest of the hardware was pretty dodgy.

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Legal bible Groklaw pulls plug in wake of Lavabit shutdown, NSA firestorm

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Re: There are some brilliant technical minds out there

"Hopefully some of them will be putting some serious thought into developing a truly secure e-mail replacement (for hosting outside US and UK jurisdiction)"

Wouldn't matter, as soon as the email hit a UK/US ISP, the respective governments could/would require you to hand over the decryption key.

All your private communications belong to the Gov. You just are allowed to think it's actually private.

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Peter Capaldi named as 12th Doctor Who

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Re: Thnaks a bundle, Register

Seriously?

You honestly expected to have *not* found out by the time the episode aired in a few months time?

Not sure if you're trolling, or just stupid...

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Review: Renault Zoe electric car

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Range vs Temperature?

75 miles on a charge, but what was the ambient temperature during the test drive?

Driving one today, when it's currently -1 would surely impact on the range the battery can put out...

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Dear Facebook: I heard the news today, oh boy

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Different networks for different purposes.

It all depends on what you want from each network...

Facebook:-

Chatting to a friend in Poland (she uses FB Messenger almost exclusively to talk to everyone, so I have no choice).

Trading banter with colleagues and casting doubt on their sexual preferences (human, animal, vegetable etc).

Using my profile to log into sites that require it, such as Spotify used to.

G+:-

Decent, intellectual, conversation with like-minded people and groups.

A much, *much* better cleaner interface.

Massively better mobile app.

As G+ are now rolling out site/app authentication using your G+ account, that's one less thing to use FB for - pretty soon it'll just be for chatting to my Polish mate and nothing else, and at that point, I'll probably consider just closing my account or stripping it bare of all personal info and using it as nothing more than a glorified MSN Messenger.

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Wii-U boat torpedoes Nintendo's '¥20bn profit' into ¥20bn loss

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DLC rip off

I'll not buy any more Nintendo stuff after how they responded when my first Wii went tits-up due to a knackered graphics chip (a known issue on the tech forums, caused by leaving it on standby rather than switching it off - it caused it to overheat and damage the chip...Nintendo denied this...)

As it was well out of warranty, I bought a new one and then contacted them to transfer all my DLC over to the new one.

They flat out refused, saying I should have sent my old one to them, paid for their repair, and they would have transferred everything over to a refurb unit so basically I was screwed.

Oh, apparently everyone on any tech forums was wrong, and there's "no issue with the Wii, and if they've had problems, then they're obviously pirates who have broken their system." (direct quote)

Fuck 'em.

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This week's BBC MELTDOWN: Savile puppet haunts kids' TV

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To be honest, I've never ever seen a swimming pool in an episode of Coronation Street since 1983...

Would it be in bad taste for me to give that post a 'thumbs up'?

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Wikipedia doesn't need your money - so why does it keep pestering you?

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Re: Wikipedia has a lot of problems

This is exactly what happened to me.

I had edited a page of a local radio DJ (at the invite of his co-host who had also edited it) to include the fact that he had previously had a hair transplant (which was true).

His co-host added a line saying the DJ had won a Sony Radio Award (which was also true)

Within minutes, both edits had been reverted, and when I asked why, the pompous prick moderator told me something along the lines of "you don't make the edits, we do" and banned my account.

Fuck Wiki.

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Another not very long period of time, another GiffGaff collapse

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Mine was down for a while, but as it coincided with my number porting over, I'm not too bothered..

It's back up and running now anyway.

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Certain people rejoice! AC/DC finally available on iTunes

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WTF?

$99.99 - $149.99 to rent music and never own it?

Bugger that.

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Saudi royals seek ban on .virgin, .sex, .catholic, .wtf and 159 MORE

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Re: "Many societies ... consider homosexuality to be contrary to their culture [or] morality"

"Camels, mostly."

But only the female ones.....

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Nationwide DOUBLES card payments in fresh banking gaffe

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FAIL

£677 taken out of my account twice....thanks a bunch, tossers.

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'Unbreakable' Samsung Galaxy Note II to take on iPhone 5

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Re: A word of caution

"I never leave apps running"

There's your problem.

Repeatedly opening and closing apps uses more juice than if you'd let Android decide for itself whether to leave them running in RAM or not...

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Speedball 2 Brutal Deluxe

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An utter classic.

I lost count of the joysticks I knackered playing that.

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BBC deletes Blue Peter from BBC One

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Re: Relaunch Blockbusters!

They have.

Simon Mayo hosts it.

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US Judge says IP addresses don't identify pirates

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“Upon receipt of the Complaint, I reached out to Plaintiff and spoke to a self-described “Negotiator” in an effort to see if I could prove to them … that I had nothing to do with the alleged copyright infringements,” one defendant said. “The Negotiator was offered unfettered access to my computer, my employment records, and any other discovery they may need to show that I was not the culpable party. Instead, the Negotiator refused and was only willing to settle the Complaint for thousands of dollars.” The Negotiator later failed to return voice mails.

Doesn't that just say exactly what they're after?

Not justice, just money.

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Ten... smartphone survival accessories

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FAIL

"OneCable Sync and Charge" ... "And it's only a tenner."

Price listed underneath = £35

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Dr Who scores new companion from Emmerdale

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Re: Height of Karen Gillan vs Daleks

"They brought out new Daleks so that Karen and Matt would be eye-to-eye-stalk with the new Daleks."

No, they brought out the new Daleks just in time for Christmas, and all that delicious merch money.

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BBC iPlayer added to Xbox

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Re: Very good & about time too ?

People watch ITV?

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UK Home Secretary approves TVShack's O'Dwyer extradition

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Re: I don't understand

"Google and other search engines etc have a "takedown mechanism" in place by which content owners can send them a request to have something removed from the site or de-listed from search engine results."

So did Megaupload.

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Two UK airports scrap IRIS eye-scanners

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Re: Yup

They've never been on any time I've gone through Manchester.

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Google 'chooses' not to censor Mosley content, MP says

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Let's hope he gets the spanking he deserves...

...er...

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The Pirate Bay torrents printable 3D objects

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Vibrators take batteries, dildos don't.

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Google gives £550k to Bletchley Park

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Nothing.

They'll just wait till it's complete, claim they thought of it first and sue for infringment.

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China pad peddler wins iPad name from Apple

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"What IP is there in a name?"

Start a company called Microsoft, and see how far you get with "but it's only a name..."

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Apple preps TV enabled iMac ahead of own-brand telly

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"Will the Mac support Freesat? Freeview HD? PVR Recording?"

At a price, probably.

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Asda knocks 20 quid off Kobo WiFi

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I've got the latest already, but when I put more than, say, 30 books on in one go, it usually locks up when indexing them, requiring a full reboot.

Still worth it though.

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Excellent bit of kit.

I paid this for mine from Borders before they went belly up (decent exchange rate at the time)

The battery life is a little dodgy on it, and occasionally it'll freeze if indexing a load of new content, but apart from that, worth every penny.

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Apple store kneecaps rival browser

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Seriously...

Fuck Apple.

More to the point, fuck the developer for bending over for them.

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Emergency declared at second quake-wracked Japanese nuke plant

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"They should have had a few large diesel generators"

Sod that....have you seen the price of diesel these day??

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O2 tries to explain its new prudish nature

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Do it online

I logged into my online account, waited a couple of mins for the "A live operator is waiting to help" box to appear and then explained to him why I wasn't going to provide my credit card details to pay for services that I have already been credit checked for, nor was I about to take time out of my day to visit one of their stores (there's one less than a 10 minute walk away, but that's not the point...)

Within 5 minutes, the block was lifted.

Fuck them, I'll leaving just as soon as I contract is up for renewal (unless I could claim this as a change to my contract, and get out sooner?)

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Antennagate Redux: Consumer Reports condemns Verizon iPhone 4

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Required title is required

Perhaps with the icon being noted Taff actor Rhys Ifans?

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Microsoft disputes Apple's 'App Store' trademark

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It's

'Drive Thru' for some reason...

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Palm Pre 2 WebOS 2.0 smartphone

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Reliable?

I loved my original Pre, and still think the OS is one of the best on the market for any mobile device.

However, the reliability of the original hardware was shocking (seriously, search for "pre oreo twist" or "pre headset stuck"), and I eventually had to call it quits and buy a new phone as the earphone speaker worked for all sounds, except when on a call, when it would shut off.

I've moved onto a Desire Z and, unless the reliability of the Pre improves massivley with the Pre 2, I won't be going back.

That said, I would love a tablet with WebOS on it...

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BBC One HD to go live tonight

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Freesat

On Freesat HD, BBC One HD will actually be on channel 108, with BBC HD moving to 109.

http://www.freesat.co.uk/what-you-get/our-channels/bbc-one-hd/

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Easynet axes 1 in 20 staff

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Unhappy

Balls

It's looking more likely I'll have to switch from UKOnline then.

Shame, as it's a bloody good service, albeit at a slightly higher price.

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Next Palm smartphone out early 2011, says HP

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Title goes here

I have to agree.

I loved my Pre at first (and still love the OS), but the reliability of the hardware is shocking.

I'm moving onto a Desire Z, just as soon as HTC pull their thumb out of their arse and release it...

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HP to pitch Windows Slate at Big Biz

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Can't wait

I'll be first in line for the WebOS version, it's a great little OS, easily hackable too.

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Jobs tells iPhone users to get a grip

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Nicked from b3ta

http://www.b3tards.com/u/037e58b9e054b3c8dd7b/iphone4.jpg

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Ten Essential World Cup Apps

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So

Bugger all for WebOS then?

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