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* Posts by Kay Burley ate my hamster

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Adam Afriyie MP: Smart meters are NOT so smart

Kay Burley ate my hamster

Errr

How exactly does it know which appliance is using what? Unless monitoring is done socket by socket, this sounds like an expensive solution looking for a problem.

Wouldn't it be much better just to offer a power usage audit for those that want it? Scoring appliances against an average.

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Giving your old Tesco Hudl to Auntie June? READ THIS FIRST

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"And formatting a PC hard drive doesn't securely wipe it either. Is this really news, or just someone trying to sell their product?"

MrWibble, I was thinking the same, I'd use 3rd party software to zero a drive the same as I would a phone or tablet or Mac...

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Why has sexy Apple gone to bed with big boring IBM?

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TL:DR

Skipped to the end, at least El Reg remembered Power PC, many (the verge, bbc) had forgotten.

However my point? I don't really have one.They were never competitors, there was never any hate, it was just a marketing campaign.

Apple embraced the IBMPC platform in the end didn't they, perhaps they need to move back to RISC now that ARM is getting to Intel like levels of processing...

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Apple SOLDERS memory into new 'budget' iMac

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Bad Precedent

I don't give a crap what Apple do, I know they are evil. I look at these specs and see a £400 cheapo computer.

What annoys me is that this will be copied. Now that Apple have done it Dell will do it, once the hatred has died down HP will do it.

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London commuter hell will soon include 'one card to rule them all'

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Paid more than they earn.

Any figures on how much these people were paid to add Taxi's to the Oyster card?

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Feedly DDoSed by ransom-threat crims: 'We refused to give in'

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grooveshark

Grooveshark.com were hit by a DDOS over the weekend too.

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New software nasty encrypts Android PHONE files and demands a ransom

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Ya beat me to it!

I was gonna say, if you think you need an app to view porn you deserve the discomfort...

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Android is a BURNING 'hellstew' of malware, cackles Apple's Cook

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If Apple are so successful...

Why does he feel the need...

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HP reveals Apple-powered Android 'SlateBook'

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Best speakers I've found on a laptop

Weirdly the best laptop speakers I've heard in 14 years of IT were on the HP Chromebook 11, not a popular choice of machine and the speakers being under the keyboard is a bit odd but the clarity blew me away.

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PC-infecting chat demon quotes THE BIBLE to summon malware plague

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Also seen

Also seen posing as a FAX with the same dropbox links.

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Hey, we'll do 4G for £15, says O2 (just mind how you go on the 1GB limit)

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Clearly...

It's a trick!

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More chance you came a cropper on a UK road than bought a Chromebook this year

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Re: Or the alternative opinion

No more updates, boots quickly.

HP Chromebook 10

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Microsoft’s 'FIRST NOKIA' arrives at £89

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"scene-stealing feature"

:D

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Surprise! Google chairman blasts EU's privacy ruling

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What Google are forgetting

Google are not the Internet, removal from Google isn't removal from the Internet. This is not a free speech issue.

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How Microsoft can keep Win XP alive – and WHY: A real-world example

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Peasy

Remove all admin rights and install SteadyState.

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BT finally admits its Home Hub router scuppers some VPN connections

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Virgin Media

VM regularly reset the 'Allow VPN Pass-through' setting to off.

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Facebook Oculus VR buyout: IT WANTS your EYEBALLS

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He bought the wrong one.

Let FB have the big clunky! I want the Avegant Glyph anyway.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IvNmmumFyhU

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Passport PIN tech could have SAVED MH370 ID fraudsters

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Patent troll cashing in

C'mon really? A PIN on a contact card vs a PIN on a contactless card?? Why would they award a patent?

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Blinking good: LG launches smart light bulb for Android/iOS

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Re: Hackers?

Cats?

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Battery vendors push ultracapacitor wrappers to give Li-ions more bite

Kay Burley ate my hamster

So far it seems to have only been used to start them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3x_kYq3mHM

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Netflix needling you? BBC pimps up iPlayer ahead of BBC3 move

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At first I didn't like it

Then I found where they hid everything, it's a much cleaner design. I like a lot. :D

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Re: HD

*Their.

Their HD looks good to me. In fact their SD looks pretty good too.

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Netflix coughs up to cruise on Comcast

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Re: Insufficent bandwidth splash page

Ahem, kinda like... http://ispspeedindex.netflix.com/uk

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Re: Do they call it free market?

"This does not look like capitalism at all."

Funny, it smells just like capitalism.

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BBC, ITV gang up on YouView with 'FreeView Connect'

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Re: @ Grease Monkey

It was discussed in depth for years by El Reg.

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Fantastic!!

Youview is too expensive for a connected TV receiver, we need a free version of the Sky NowTV box, something cheap that does free/bbc Internet telly and is secure so they can stick the broadcast channels over IP as well without licensing issues.

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Chaps propose free global WiFi delivered FROM SPAAAACE

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Re: A bit puzzled...

Also caching, lots of caching. This actually happened to Teletext in it's final years (via capture cards), it made it very fast to use.

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Re: A bit puzzled...

I assume the bandwidth may be a little wider.

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Stephen Fry rewrites computer history again: This time it's serious

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Trollface

So this whole article

...is about the word cracked?

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Elderly Bletchley Park volunteer sacked for showing Colossus exhibit to visitors

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Professional charities, I've never understood it.

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A BBC-by-subscription 'would be richer', MPs told

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A man with many thumbs and many pies http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Elstein

Sounds like Elstein is telling people what he wants them to hear, clearly there's some money he can't currently access.

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Pay-by-bonk? YEP, it's an Apple patent now...

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???

This will be slower than current systems, mobile data is notoriously slow in most shopping centres and malls in the UK.

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EU eyes UHF spectrum: What do you think, biz bods... broadband?

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All about the money

These big companies seem to think they have an automatic right to our spectrum, I don't like their meeting, I don't like them publicising their meeting, I don't think they are in any way qualified to give the faintest idea of a good use for this bandwidth.

The digital dividend was always a dream but clearly there are some expectations in the minds of those who thought digital switch over was a good idea, vastly expanded Freeview, and the killer app whitespace networking!!!!

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Apple Schill-er: 'I was shocked - SHOCKED! They went and copied the iPhone'

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When The iPhone was released...

I was shocked.

I remember saying "HP are gonna sue their asses"

I guess HP felt that Apple stealing the 'i' from iPaq for use on the 'i' in iPhone was not a strong enough case. It's a shame Apple don't have their sense of shame.

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Murdoch stands between your kids and filth with BSkyB network-level SHIELD

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Mushroom

Which setting do I need to choose...

Which setting do I need to choose to block Page 3 of the Sun and the Daily Mail Sidebar of shame. Also I'd like to block any pictures or Theresa May? Is this possible?

While we are at it how about blocking any leaked Tory speeches prior to 2010?

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Feeling twitchy about nasty IE 0-day? Microsoft promises relief today

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Re: MS WINDOWS 8.1 UPDATE - ZERO DAY EXPLOIT?

They do that a lot these days, making you say Yes to say No.

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Google makes Gmail EVEN NOISIER, or should that be nosier?

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Orlowski?

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Skype U-turns on plan to kill off desktop API, spares foot from bullet

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So is there a huge gaping security hole?

MS have had almost as many U-turns as Cameron this year.

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Everything's going to be all white: Google Nexus 5 mobe expected Friday

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Re: From a Nexus 4 owner

I never found it to be slippery, my previous phone (Nexus S) was far more devious when attempting to escape my hand.

I did worry about the glass back and got a case for it pretty soon though.

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'With free Mavericks, we are turning the industry ON ITS EAR'

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Oi Cameron

Facebook didn't post it, it was one of their users.

Can we one day have a PM who gets the Internet?!

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Windows 8.1: A bit square, sure, but WAIT! It has a Start button

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Yuck!

I never liked the fiddly little Start Menu of old, the Win8 start menu is way more spacious and organised.

Just one thing bothers me... How do I remove the Start button? It reminds me of the bad old days....

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CEO of Brit fashion bods Burberry lands Apple job for retail, online sales

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Re: Instinct over IQ

Snide or not those comments are indicative how a lot of people perceive both brands. The opening comment was exactly what I expected to see when I clicked comments, and it still made me laugh.

For me Apple's brand slipped when they released the first iPhone, it had less features than my Sony Ericsson of the time, I felt it didn't live up to the my experience of their computers.

I'd never heard of Burberry before the chavs made it famous. :)

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Windows XP folks: At least GOOGLE still loves you ... UNTIL 2015

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Re: Save XP

Correct you could opt for XP until 2010 but the end of life date was known by then.

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Be prepared... to give heathens a badge: UK Scouts open doors to unbelievers

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Still has the queen in it

Refusing to swear to her was how I finally stopped going to the play-football-in-a-hall rather than learn something club and was finally able to watch Tomorrows World on a Thursday evening. :)

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Get your mitts greasy with FREE hands-on Windows Azure training

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So for those of us with slave drivers as bosses

Will a download be available?

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You thought NFC tags were Not For Consumers? Well, they're in Maplin's

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Re: Good idea

>> Let's be honest 'at work' doesn't have to be that accurate

Maybe you don't want the phone on vibrate when you are waiting outside for the bus (we don't all drive).

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Boris Johnson floats idea of 'London visa' to attract tech talent

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Coffee/keyboard

Re: So if I live in Barnsley

I see a new use for this! :)

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'Silent' staff stood by as £100m BBC IT project tanked – DG

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Whistle Blowers

...don't get thanked, have you not seen the news lately?

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Google cursed its own phones with wacked Wi-Fi, say Nexus users

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Mine too. Not a problem...

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Leaked photos of iPhone 5C parts portend ugly Google legal battle

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FAIL

Re: It will

It's not about capitalist/childish dreams of have the biggest, best or most expensive.

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