* Posts by Stu Reeves

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OFT to probe online advertising, pricing tactics

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Good, lets start...

...with a certain Hotel chain promising rooms for £19.

I spent 20 minutes looking for one and the cheapest I could find was £39.

The proberbly have one room for mid Jan, next to a Motorway in the middle of nowwhere.

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Blackpool acts to avoid fall of Pericles

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Who's willing to bet...

..next year headline will be...

10 councils IT systems in chaos as staff complain unable to process orders and angry customers unable to get cash..

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Canon Selphy CP780

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How much...

....local stand up kodak kiosk thing, about 10p a print.....online about the same. so you are paying 6x the price to do it at home. Hell, printing 20 prints it would be cheaper to drive, pay to park, buy lunch and a pint, and then get the prints done!

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Bank fined £3m for data loss

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They are a joke

Here is classic HSBC security.

Ring Ring...

Wife: Hello

HSBC: Hello I'm calling from HSBC, is that Mrs X

Wife: Yes.

HSBC: OK: we need to confirm a few details before we continue

Wife: Ok

HSBC: Can you tell me your mother maiden name.

Wife: How do I know you are from HSBC

HSBC: I am

Wife: So you want be to give out personal information to a complete stranger on the phone.

HSBC: Well I can't continue without this.

Wife: we'll I'm not going to twell you that sort of info over the phone.

HSBC: Well if you give me the long number on your card that will suffice.

Wife: No. I'm not telling acomplete stranger that.

HSBC: (same crap as before)

and so on and so on.

Wife lodges official complaint with HSBC.

turns out it was F**KING markweting call!

Useless bunch of f**kwits!

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Apple patents karaoke lessons

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What!!!!!!

"seamlessly and transparently switch phone calls on the fly between cellular and VoIP services."

Oh you mean this?

http://www.mobileeurope.co.uk/news_analysis/111703/IMS_controlled_VoIP_to_mobile_handover.html

I've also got a bloody great document kicking around somewhere all about this technology , must of downloaded it a good year or two ago...

Try inventing something instead of patenting other peoples ideas....

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Dell accidentally sells 140,000 monitors for $15 a pop

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The UK

"in the UK actually they do have to accept whatever price they have put onto the item i think "

No, you are wrong. A shop has no legal obligation to sell you an item at any price and can cancel any time until you pay for the goods.

So your sandwich, they could of turned round and said, no were are not going to sell it to you . End of Story.

Even if you have "paid" for the goods online, you still not have bought the goods until the money comes out of your account. Therefore, provided they cancel any transactions before they clear, you have not bought them.

After that, it gets a lot more murky.....

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JustGiving CEO pledges refund over upgrade cockup

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@sean...

...because they have to pay for hardware, staff, software and bandwidth maybe?

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Is Ocarina missing a trick?

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Why would...

....an external drive manufacturer supply something to stop you buying it products?

And also how much would you pitch it at? When you can get a 500gb drive for £50 from your supermarket, it's going to have to be bloody cheap (read almost free).

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Boffins 'cage the demon' of white phosphorus

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@mat

" horrible to be burnt to death rather than bleeding to death after your body has been shredded by shrapnel"

The issue is not the injury itself, but the aftermath.

If a bom goes of slices a small gash into your leg. That's it. You have a chance of stemming the bleeding, stiching it up etc etc.

If the WP hits the same area, it will burn the skin to the bone and keep burning until it runs out. You have no way of stopping the damage continuing for quite some time. Thereforewhat was a minor injury becomes a massive one.

A similar thing was seen in Vietnam when they used "deforestation" techniques, which gave horendous burns (there is a very famous pic of a child with these injuries out there)

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Panasonic patches cameras to block rivals' batteries

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me thinks...

...the EU may have something to say about that (i Hope so at least)

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Tories don black cap for ID cards

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Going by the corrupt goverments history..

...it will cost almost as much to cancel as to keep going....but MP's need not money, as no doubt they have cushy jobs lined up with said companies...they in the money, there in the money....and all within the rules....

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Firefox update squashes 9 security bugs, 4 critical

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@Repo

Your running prerelease software and complaining it has problems.....

Shheeezzzz

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US mega retailer settles spyware charges

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Looks like another backhander...

...look we made a mistake, here's a few quid, let's say no more......wink wink...

Let's face it, if they hadn't been found out and there hadn't been a public outcry. Do you think they would of changed their behaviour?

No, me neither.

Just like the MP's. Only sorry because they got found out.

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Phorm woos browsers with personalised web

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Quote of the year

"We wanted people to say 'yes, they've done something right for a change'."

So they admit everything else they do is wrong?

Foot meet bullet

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Smera tilting e-car debuts in Paris

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Nothing new...

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/somerset/3607415.stm

Shame they don't seem to have made it into production at £18k less

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BSA urges London companies to check for pirate software

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Let me guess...

...those that don't fill out the surevey get a knock on the door..

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Doro PhoneEasy 345gsm

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Nice phone...

...but £130? C'mon

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Hiding secret messages in internet traffic: a new how-to

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It's already defeated.

I hear that Waqui "on the fiddle" Jaqui is going to ban TCP, as it can be used by terrorists. Anyone caught, or suspected, or just a possibilty you may one day think of using it, will be thrown in prison for 10 years.

So were all safe from terrorists now.

Move along..

No Joke icon, no joke.

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Cameron wants techies to open up Parliament

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Noooo

I just can't get over this guy, most of the times he seems to talk sense, but I'm just looking for the bloody great knife he's going to stab into our backs...

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ToysRus unleashes Devil's Whore on innocent kiddies

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But...

....correct me if I'm wrong, 15 year olds are still legally children. Threfore I see no wrong..

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Banned US shock-jock demands Clinton intervention

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What a prick

...he's a news flash you braindead moron. Your laws (contary to what you believe) do not apply outside the USA.

And besides, it's you country's hysteria and unfounded panicing, has led to these stupid laws being founded in the first place.....

Now fuck off.

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Researchers release Win 7 rootkit exploit code

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@Daniel

"There's no such thing as a "Linux fanboi"..."

best thing I've heard all day....couldn't stop laughing.

I'm shitting it now, because the swine flu has just learn't how to fly....

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Mozilla mauls Microsoft on IE, Windows 7 bundle

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Oh look....

..Firefox is bundled with Ubuntu...Wahhhhh not fair.

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Intel playing virtual silly buggers

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@Guy

and they wonder why people use Windws...

"if [ `grep -c vmx /proc/cpuinfo` -ge 0 ]; then echo Supports Intel VT; else echo No Support for Intel VT; fi"

Of course, how silly of me not to know that. If so easy to remember.....

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Aussie censors implement six degrees of separation policy

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Easy...

...if Austrialian prioviders are so concerend, then every Australian website should post a link to this site. Let's see them issue 10's of thousands of take down notices. Then find another site then repost

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SCO threatened with Chapter 7 destruction

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Let's hope

the Lawyers are not seens as creditors and are owed millions....and don't see a penny

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Gov to encourage e-commerce by clarifying consumer rights

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but how many

ask for the refund of postage to return the goods and the postage of getting them in the first place?

this is the scam many ebay sellers use, They flog something for 99p, with £10 postage and only try to refund you the 99p, which they are not allowed to do.

You are entitled to a FULL refund, including return postage if they do not supply it.

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Virgin Media pilots 200Mbit service

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Great news...

You'll pay £100 a month for 30 seconds worth of downloading, then you'll be capped to 56k.

Headline Grabbing Bullshitters

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Kebabs pose 'no danger whatsoever', Russians claim

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Kebabs

...actually a proper kebab is not that bad for you.

The shit you get from your local chippy / burger van that resembles a giant turd on a stick, well that's a different matter.

Same way that a home made burger is far better for you than a slap of processed crap from your local burger joint.

Quality ingredients = equal quality product

Cheap ingredients = something you only eat when pissed or desperate.

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Pilots plot air raid on Jacqui over ID cards

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@Christoph

Good point...

Can Elreg get a FOI request to Westminster to find out how many Expense Fiddlers, sorry, MP's have an official UK Gov issued ID card (not a work / westminster access one).

go on Reg, you know you want to...

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Crimestoppers benefits from recession-hit grasses

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"A less successful attempt to swell the personal coffers came from one sharp-eyed citizen who insisted he'd seen Osama bin Laden coming out of Tesco....."

Ha, a more credible bit of evidence than the WMD's in Iraq, and hey, we handed the guys "reporting" this a few billion......

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Trade in secondhand BlackBerries booming in Nigeria

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Mmmmmm...

This was commuters at London...yet...

"One in 10 (11 per cent) keep social security..... "

as the only people I can think would keep these numbers in the UK are scroungers, so WTF are they doing with cackberrys?

I don't even know if I have a SS number....

Or am I being a tad cynical in presuming this info has been reworded for the US market?

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China launches DNA database to track trafficked kids

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Just goes to show...

...the Chinese have a better attitude to DNA databases than the UK.

The Chinese use it to track down people for a good cause. To reunite families

The UK want everyone on it to prevent errrmm Crime, no sorry Terrorism, sorry Pig Flu, yes thats as good one..

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Intel scales EPA 'green' list

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"green" biofuels

Yup, cutting down rainforests, replacing food crops with fuel crops is green.....

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Greens: Telcos must share cell towers to save on CO2

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And that's why...

....they won't get into power..

"The Green Party says that if it were in charge of the UK, energy demand would be significantly reduced by policies such as those advocated in Better Together."

Great so they are for putting ruddy great turbines in the areas of outstading natural beauty, or do they propose tiday barriers all around the country, potentially killing off millions of animals that depend on those conditions?

Don't forget they have to compensate for the shut down of nuclear power stations.

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After mass security lapse, RBS Worldpay gets IRS contract

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Wahoo....

The US tax payers get to pay back the UK Tax payers.....

Sounds good to me......

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Apple fined $19m in 'Predictive Snooping' case

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Just rewards...

Apple file stupid patents, such as a volume control in an application (wow that's new), so they shouldn't cry when someone else sues them over crap patents...

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London cops trial 'leccy patrol cars

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Am I the only one....

...that thinks the ranges are *ahem* not stricly true?

Let me guess, constant speed in the dry on the flat?

What about pissing down, at night, with the window demisters running, sound system on, charging you sat nav and mobile, whilst going uphill + in this case with the blues and twos on.

Down to 30 miles now?

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Microsoft supplies Interpol with DIY forensics tool

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@Alex...

..I would think so yes. After all, the first tool they would use is to mirror the drive....then give it a good whack with a baton.

Not all MS products only work with MS, you know maybe Windows may be able to connect to Novell one day, or Unix, maybe even a printer or two....who knows....

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Mozilla considers dumping Firefox support for Win2k, early XP

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I side with them...

how many people pay for Firefox?

Thought so.

So you expect them to support ancient technolgy forever for free?

Ok how about...

We will continue to support Win9x, W2K and early xp (although I see no reason to stop XPsp2 support), however it will cost £5 a download.

There you go, you get your download....Oh I see you want everything for free.....silly me.

If you have an old, unsupported, feature lacking, insecure OS, why does it matter if you browser is an older version?

And yes I run XP. I'm unikely to upgrade, but at the same time, I can understand from a time, development and finacial pov why they want to drop it.

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Microsoft ends mainstream XP, Office 2003 support

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Whinge whinge whinge....

At the end of the day it's 8 bloody years old. I've never had to use MS for support, try something like Tek-Tips, way more useful.

No I don't run Visat, I still run XP, but never having to contact MS I don't expect them to supoprt USB3, BluRay etc on old technolgy.

They will keep security fixes coming.

At A/C saying 7 won't be any faster than Vista, have you read anything lately?

And as for running on 512mb ram. For god sake, if your going to fork out for a new W7 license, I'm sure an extra £20 for a shed load of memory isn't going to kill you.

Hell I'm pissed of that my 5 year old Car Stereo doesn't have an iPod docking station, despite sounding as good as any new systems.

I think it's callled technolgy, if your to thick to realise that things become obsolete, then go into dry stone walling or something.

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Intel’s Otellini spots bottom on negative numbers

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Love the Apple Air ref...

" Up to this point in time, those products have been sort of executive jewelry."

Couldn't agree more...

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Businesses will postpone Windows 7 rollouts

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@AC Tuesday 14th April 2009 09:31 GMT

Please tell me you forgot the joke icon!

What has Vista over 3.1

Errr the internet, USB, Serial ATA, A/V, photo, plug and play, wireless. in fact pretty much all hardware and software advances since 1994

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Did Sun's total package kill the IBM deal?

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Sun Idiots....

...all IBM have to do is sit back and wait, string them along for a while to mucjk up and restructuring or financing. Sun hits the wall and picks up the bits it wants for a kncok down price.

Happend to so many other companies before, but I guess Sun's ego's are to big to believe it will happen to them.

Now off for a drive in my Nanjing MGF, hopefully not bumping into any BMW Mini's

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Aussies get gov-backed uber-broadband

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Mmm lets see...

...Aus gov wants to block everything NOT made by Disney / Gov

Gov builds backbone....

All interweb under control of Gov....

Will sell to highest bidder (Phorm.au / Google.au?)

And we thought the UK was shit for spying on it's own people.

now where my Gunpowder and map of Westminster....

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Arizona teen's mobile shops him to cops

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Are US phones like UK ones?

In that you can dial emergency numbers without unlocking the pad?

Hence 999 (and 112) calls are not handled by the emergency services until the call has been validated by the Mobile operators?

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BT does Italian Job on London traffic lights

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Plans

"You do have to wonder if all these professional building contractors and companies can actually read maps"

If you've seen some of BT's plans you'd know why they dig the cables up.

We saw the ones for our building with a BT project leader. They were utter rubbish, saying main feeds were coming into the wrong building, feeding up on the wrong side of the road etc etc....

BT STILL managed to chop through a feed, despite us telling them they were digging in the wrong place....

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British steam car completes final testing

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Morons...

All your idiots..it was a TEST run.

Funnily enough when you do your TEST runs your don't go full speed and power. That is the difference between a TEST run and a live record breaking attempt. They were TESTING the car and TESTING the braking system...

Shhhheezzzz

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What if IBM doesn't buy Sun?

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Do a Santander

Just wait until they go bust, then pick up the bits you like for next to nothing, leaving the junk behind

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Google to fund 'video Street View' for Central London

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I so nearly...

....fell for that one :-)

All ready to vent my anger in true Reg comment style...

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