* Posts by illiad

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Google vows: Earth will VANISH in 2015

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cut through the jungle, please... :)

A bit less buzz, and more direct info please!! :)

What particular thing is being talked about??

a) the thing that puts a small map inside a web page, like bus maps, 'you are here' map inside facebook, etc?? (in full mobile phone apps as well )

b) The part where the web gmaps gives you a choice of 'google earth ' type view???

C) the separate program - google earth ???

or some other thing used on mobile phones???

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Plusnet customers SWAMPED by spam but BT-owned ISP dismisses data breach claims

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Re: Multiple addresses are a doddle

NAH, not that easy for most... going to gmail or yahoo is much easier, and can be used *anywhere* :) :)

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surely 'owning' and 'managing' are two different things, but not exclusive to each...

EE owns orange , tmobile, and its own retail dept.. but they are all separate retail companies...

When Plusnet FIRST started, it was great value, great service, until internal arguments and mismanagement started to ruin it and bring down the company...

Joke is, is the SAME email problems were part of that... then they said they were being bought by BT, that would help their massive debt problems... choice was stay with a 60% bad company joining a 80% bad company, or find another...

A friend worked for openworld, said if your problem has not been solved in 4 weeks, it would be quicker to just get a new account!!

The main problem then and now, is you tell them a problem, they tell BT, they get onto openworld , or others, and the massive delays between each!! (as well as getting past the idiotic newb PC check.... > :( )

So I went to virgin - no middleman delays..

Plusnet has recently been fairly good..BUT when it goes wrong... :(

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4.2 is the answer to life, the universe and the Internet of Everything

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Re: Can you use bluetooth and Wi-Fi at the same time then?

I think you may find you are using S-beam or similar.. Btooth is only used to sign on, if more power is needed, it transfers to wifi..

Its ALL wireless, just different protocols - samsung mixes them up to get the best way to connect..

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Re: A warning from the future...

... and thats the reason I always switch ALL updates everywhere OFF!!!

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Re: only two or three feet..

headsets dont need much... now try switching off Btooth at that distance, and then trying to connect again! :)

Now try sending a file by btooth at that distance, If you can get paired... :/

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Re: Can you use bluetooth and Wi-Fi at the same time then?

Why not just get two wifi cards???

On modern smart-phones, bluetooth **IS** Wi-Fi, it just has a different way of 'logging on'...

blue tooth is short range, only two or three feet.. that's a *security* feature, do you want someone from across the street looking in??? The new spec is meant for faster more reliable use of short range devices like cameras, TVs, in your home or business..

Wi-Fi has much longer range (50 to 100 Metres or more), power and speed( soon to be 100Mb/s or more!) is easy to 'set and forget' so almost every pub and club has it...

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Not sure what RFID is? Can't hack? You can STILL be a card fraudster with this Android app

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Re: meanwhile...

yes... but did it work in the ATM later???? ROFLMAO.... :)

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Re: meanwhile...

I talked to a very nice lady at Santander, who managed to get me a debit card *without* contactless, as I explained I had to keep it separate from my oyster, and therefore did not know I had lost the contactless one I had!!

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Re: And they called me paranoid

guess what, I tried that!! It could STILL read the card, it must just increase the signal until it gets something... :O

Of course, not all units worked, it depends on the bus I guess...

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Brit smut slingers shafted by UK censors' stiff new stance

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Re: Normality . Banning abortion?

If she doesnt get the abortion, she will kill it by neglect, starvation, etc,etc... :(

What is better???

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Eat FATTY FOODS to stay THIN. They might even help your heart

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Atkins was confused..:)

there was a 'horizon' TV programme on a few years back, that tested out the Atkins theory...

He thought that just limiting carbohydrates was the key, but It was found that high levels of protein act as an appetite suppressant.. Ignore your 'full' feeling, you're just stoopid...

Carbs do seem to be forgotten by all the 'zero fat' people'.. Carbs can make you FAT just as easily!!

Read the label, instead of the 'traffic light that forgets about carbs..

It did not help Atkins, that idiots thought they needed to cut out carbs, almost dying in the process.. It NEVER said that in the Book!! READ it, instead of trusting those that haven't!

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Holy sh*t! Amsterdam man in pop-up public toilet shock horror

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not much of a clue in UK...

Translating the dutch news, it seems the loo came up much faster than normal, or something inside exploded...

-- note circular hole where loo was, and 'lid' next to it... ??

http://www.at5.nl/artikelen/137847/scooterrijder-zwaargewond-door-uitschuivend-toilet

seems to be the mechanism failed...

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Go festive this year with Christmas carols, baby Jesus and CLITORAL STIMULATORS

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HAHAHA... laugh all the desperate people oop north!!! LOL

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-30251200

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-25161829

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-30241459

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Countdown contestant pays homage to IT Crowd's Moss

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Re: Mornington Crescent

er, that was then, this is now, where the assembled comedians quite often talk rubbish, while trying get a solution..

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Re: Word rejected by Collins' dictionary

very much an IT Crowd in joke.. see

www.digitalspy.co.uk/fun/news/a610862/its-nerdageddon-man-wears-it-crowd-t-shirt-on-countdown.html

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How Hollywood film-makers wove proper physics into Interstellar

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2 stars, 6 if the music is removed..

Just saw it at the Kingston odeon.. about a tenner.. :)

If you are desperate to see it, bring earplugs!! the 'background' music is thunderous and pointlessly laid on... :(

REMOVE the music, it is 'fairly' average scifi movie... I would wait for it on cable/sky, so I can record & see it with sound muted, so I can see what happened when I was too deafened to follow some parts... :(

Dont worry, good ending, but some may not understand most of the 'tech'..

The 'setup' was a bit much, how can a whole planet have fantastic technology, robots, etc, and decide to misinform people about space, due to lack of food/ crops?? -- that seemed to be in abundance through the film??? we have the tech TODAY, to '3d print' a burger...

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Re: 3hrs in IMAX?

and WHERE is your local cinema?? Cineworld can be a lot cheaper than Odeon...

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Google bags OBSCENELY LARGE Times Square ad space for New Year's

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Re: Don't think you meant that...

I guess the brains are already on holiday??? the proper word is 'resolution' guys... and did no one managed to get a size??? NYtimes did ...

820.2 feet long and 39.3 feet tall, waddaya mean, metres???? :)

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Doctor Who trashing the TARDIS, Clara alone, useless UNIT – Death in Heaven

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Re: I missed the end!

WHAT are you doing here if you dont want spoilers????

repeated on 13 nov - set your recorder manually so you dont miss it...

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Re: It pains me to say this (naaah)

"Whether he hit the delete button or not should be irrelevant since the Cybermen have never required their converts to agree to conversion and have always turned the inhibitor on."

That was missy, NOT cybermen..

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Re: It pains me to say this (naaah)

Its that L word, saved the day plus...:)

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review land generates click bait, lies...

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Re: Clara as The Doctor...

it stopped the cybermen didnt it???? :)

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Got a STRAP-ON? Remember to TAKE IT OFF at WORK

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Re: Cunt Dracula

dont be a wimp and look! If you did not KNOW its a dildo, you would thinks its part of your kids puppet set...

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The Great Smartphone Massacre: Android bloodbath gathers pace

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Re: DAB radio, through the internet connection

DAB Radio is a standard, like FM Radio...

http://appcrawlr.com/android-apps/best-apps-dab-radio

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Audio_Broadcasting

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Re: DAB radio, through the internet connection

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digital_Audio_Broadcasting

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Re: DAB radio, through the internet connection

DAB is Digital Audio Broadcasting, not hardware!!

http://appcrawlr.com/android-apps/best-apps-dab-radio

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Re: Don't forget the Moto-G FM radio

The Samsung galaxy S2 has a FM radio, you need to plug in the headphones that are used as an antenna..

Newer models use DAB radio, through the internet connection - if you want to use it all day you will need a sizeable data contract to keep it going...

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Re: Android Experience

well do you want something to show off to your airhead mates, or something that does the job YOU want it to do???

think hard what you REALLY need and search for the spec here..

http://www.gsmarena.com/search.php3

If you just want a PDA/phone/ read some docs, PDFs , websites etc most will do..

BUT if you need to do easy printouts at the office, what you really need is a small netbook... (

Until a cellphone / tablet will just print out a large spreadsheet or document from office2013 from the big network server to the big office printer, it is not really good enough..

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Re: "Querty Keyboards"

look more likely righty was confused with lefty... :) :P

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Re: Dear Sony.

yeh, then when you are halfway through your 24 month contract, they increase all your charges, or you move to where there is ZERO covrage.... LOL

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OpenSUSE 13.2: Have your gecko and eat your rolling distro too

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Re: testing...

um you DO know how to google, I hope??? (its the very first result... :) )

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Kip Thorne explains how he created the black hole for Interstellar

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Re: "...a big screen cinema..."

that's why i go at lunch, when most of those are working!!

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Clara goes to the dark side, with dark secrets revealed in Dark Water

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" individual cells have been found to be viable at least 17 days after death"

only trouble is, the brain that feels the pain, dies after a few minutes...

please dont confuse 'timelord tech' with real life, at least until it's possible, in a few millennia... :P

Another 'problem' .. - Danny's body is still in the morgue.. It is his mind that is in 3W.. some kind of 'matrix' thing...

but as the doc said..."fakery!!" :)

Babylon 5 had similar.. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Soul_Hunter_%28Babylon_5%29

so next week the doc has to kill the Cybermen, reverse the 3W, and rescue Danny... though he may just 'wake up' in the morgue... :P

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erm I dont think clara knew that...

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Re: Was I the only one...

you need to say that to a soldier that has just come back from Iraq... soldiers are under orders... :(

what would YOU do, when a 7 year old is shooting to kill???

what would you do, when the enemy uses young children to cover their targets etc???

they seem to have no problem putting their children in the line of fire..

they also have huge propaganda that make them believe that the military fighting them are 'devils that eat their own children'... to say nothing about suicide bombers...

And GUYS!!! PLEASE! the people that come to this country are *mostly* peace loving, trying to escape the horrors in the country they came from...

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‘For the love of Pete, America, learn about decent chocolate’

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At least someone has explained why Hershey's is so so good, due to strict labelling!! :)

the idiots in UK are so used to cheap 'milk chocolate' that they cannot stand the proper dark stuff!!

The french call it Vegelait as it has more oil than choc !!LOL

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I've got a new Linux box, how does it work... WOAH, only asking :-/

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And all the blowhards shout 'why dont you use linux???'

the comments on here is a good reason why!!!! >:(

The reason why windows, apple, android sells, is it has ONE design, ONE desktop type, ONE simple thing to install...

and how many different designs, desktops, install types does linux have, that you need to make a decision about????

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MARS NEEDS WOMEN, claims NASA pseudo 'naut: They eat less

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Put a CUP in it!! :) no need for towels..

you poor sensitive souls, do not click link if you cannot stand ADULT stuff... LOL

http://www.ohjoysextoy.com/mooncup/

also far less chance of infections... :)

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Re: This'll never work

... and you are definitely a moonstruck lunatic if you think the moon has ANYTHING to do with it... :)

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Re: This'll never work

well I hate to disappoint, but women have been going to space since the 1960's... I'm sure they know what happens by now... so do tell me, do you regularly have chats with your mate's about 'how to pee' ???? LOL

that must be difficult in zero gravity.... LOL

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Re: joke maybe, but you have a point

erm he wasn't talking about clothes!!! ANY man knows, if your equipment isnt clean enough to function properly, its no good to anyone... A thick layer of grease is ok for the mechanical stuff, but ...

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Doctor Who's Flatline: Cool monsters, yes, but utterly limp subplots

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Re: The Register is becoming a bit of a killjoy

you heard of YMMV ???

and the TV guide does not help...

'an enemy that exists beyond human perception' ?? no, it was '2 dimensional' perfectly easy to 'see' by all the people in the episode...

'doctor in the tiny tardis' - No, as any DrWho fan knows, the tardis exists outside earth's dimension, so it may look small, but inside it is normal sized... it is just the door that changes size.. the *outside* of the tardis gets so small she can put it in her handbag!! :)

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Windows 10: Forget Cloudobile, put Security and Privacy First

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Re: rant-like journalism

semantics, semantics... {rolleyes}

what is your definition of 'evolution' ?? Just put two good things together and expect a good result??

Two intelligent people have kids, and you may find that NOT all of them are intelligent...

two very average people have kids, some of them may be more intelligent, some not..

how does natural selection work??? the moth 'just decides' it will change its spots???

sorry, but things have to DIE to evolve... the offspring of the original moth had varying spot patterns...

... you do know that the moth only lives for three weeks?? it may seem a short life to you, but...

Nature *selected* that the moths that were more visible to its prey were much easier to be killed...

Those that were not killed, of course had kids... and those kids that were not killed, went on to make more 'evolved to the environment' kids...

and of course we do not let 'weak' humans die... :/

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Re: Many of us are forced to use MS Software

Its NOT that its 'broken'... they think it is great... I doubt very much that they use it day after day though..

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Re: er, people ARE forced to use Microsoft software...

sorry, but my company is not very rich, unlike most.... it is licensed charity, using mostly volunteers.. and I am one of only 4 people who have any clue about computers!!!

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Martha Lane Fox: YEUCH! The Internet is MADE by MEN?!?

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Re: er

compulsory voting may give those lazy people a kick, to vote for something they want, but it may take a few years after they realise the current party keeps staying in office, that they realize they need to take *action* to remove him!!

I see so many moaning about govt, I tell them well you didn't vote, so you have no power!!!

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If you really want to freak her out...

say its delivered by tubes, basically a large long hole... LOL LOL

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White LED lies: It's great, but Nobel physics prize-winning great?

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Re: It's a PHYSICS award

:) you forgot to say his link..

http://www.thinkyusa.com/commentary/upload_images/image2-1%20LED-xsection_eng.jpg

ONLY has blue LEDs in it!! :)

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