* Posts by NoneSuch

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Nork-ribbing flick The Interview AXED: Sony caves under hack terror 'menace'

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Re: "All eyes are now on the hacker's next move."

The only way to stand up to a bully is hit him as hard as you can in the mush. You might get some bruises, but keep it up and he'll go away eventually.

Caving to these morons will only make things worse over time and the stolen info will be released.

Grow a pair Sony. You might have made a few Bob releasing after all the free publicity. Now? Doubt it.

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NY premiere of The Interview cancelled after hackers' terrorist threats

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Re: Looks like the terrorists are winning again

Having seen a few clips on chat shows with the various stars of the film I suspect this would not have been a hit without this kafuffle. Now 'Mercians will go see it to fight the terrarists which will make Sony a packet.

Let's hope they invest a few shillings of that into a decent infrastructure.

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Sony hackers PINCH early version of James Bond Spectre script

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Re: No, no and no

They can post it online, but a true fan will simply choose to not download it.

This Assangian desire to post everything online regardless of its impact is simply ridiculous.

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Hinge: An app that scours Facebook friends for dates banks $12m

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Or... You can put the phone down and go out into the world and actually do things and meet people.

Radical I know but it has served the human race for 400,000 years or so.

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GSMA denies latest Snowden leak

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Re: Snowden leaks...

They believe every single other Snowden allegations, but when it comes to their perfect systems and security, no way Jose.

Ostrich with head in sand is the best metaphor in this case.

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400,000 Windows Server 2003 boxes face SUPPORT DOOM

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We have eleven 2003 servers and are planning to update only five. The rest have never given us any trouble beyond minor issues and do their jobs well.

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Brit smut slingers shafted by UK censors' stiff new stance

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Re: Normality

"Also on the too-naughty-for-Brits list is spanking, aggressive whipping, and caning. Yes, caning. Which is somewhat odd since such activities are known across the English Channel as 'Le vice anglais'."

So the episode of Sherlock where Benedict whips a corpse with a riding crop is now classed as banned XXX smut?

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How to get ahead in IT: Swap the geek speak for the spreadsheet

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There's truth in this article. Talking about "the bottom line" and understanding profit loss on a balance sheet got me noticed (and promoted) a few times.

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Oh BOY! The MICKEY MOUSE Apple Watch is no heart-throb

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"A third range will be called Watch Edition and will be highly sought after by people with more money than sense (although some cynics would say that description could apply to all Apple fans)."

Love it.

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BlackBerry will pay you $$$s to be its friend and dump that iPhone

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This rather encourages iPhone thieves.

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Apple’s $700 BEEELLION market cap makes it more valuable than Switzerland

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Re: Apple may be worth more than Switzerland

Their 7:1 stock split lowered their stock price to the point where everyone could get a piece of Apple and bought in. With demand to buy, of course stock value will rise. BUT their overall market share is slipping and that price is artificial. It will correct in time and come down. The regular people seeing their investment diminish will dump the same stock and the price will fall probably causing a rapid price contraction.

Market cap is totally dependent on the stock price x the number of shares outstanding and has nothing to do with the actual asset value of a company. Apple marketing happily ignores this fact for their press releases.

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South Londoner wins Reddit MILLIONAIRE not-a-lottery lottery

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Re: errrm....

I wish Mr. Cameron all the best of luck with his new found wealth.

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EU-Canada airline passenger data-sharing is not a done deal

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"The recent attack on the Canadian parliament would not have been prevented by PNR exchange for example."

No law can stop terrorism. As my father said after many years an a Bobby, "a locked door is only respected by an honest man."

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Reuse the Force, Luke: SpaceX's Elon Musk reveals X-WING designs

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The space elevator makes better sense. Even the capability to continuously raise a few kilos at a time and assembling in orbit will pay off in the long term.

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Far Cry 4 REVIEW: It's a far cry from Far Cry 3

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I have seen it there for several days now. Wish List is working. I'm with you and will wait until the price comes down.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/298110/

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REVEALED: Apple fanbois are 'MENTALLY UNSTABLE' - iShop staff

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Coffee/keyboard

I have nothing constructive to say about this article. It just shows Apple's focus on maintaining a brand relationship over having a working device in the hands of their end user.

Makes me ill.

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Virgin's SpaceShipTwo crashes in Mojave Desert during test flight

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My thoughts to the families of the two pilots.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: My well-known gayness is 'a gift from GOD'

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Whoopdie-do. Who you sleep with has nothing to do with your abilities to helm a mega-corp nor a reflection of you as a human being.

Apple has much larger issues that need addressing.

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Hey, YouTube lovers! How about you pay us, we start paying for STUFF? - Google

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Why would I pay Google to listen to music streaming when I already have the hi quality MP3's locally on my tab, PC and phone?

I have a home NAS that can stream it to me if needed as well (along with vids and photos).

P.T. Barnum was right.

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Re: Global Phenomenon?

Was Simon Cowell his manager?

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Bad dog: Redmond's new IE tool KILLS POODLE with one shot

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Alternate article title

Redmond screws the pooch.

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Disk drive BIGNESS is back: Seagate revenues and shipments surge

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Seagate used to be my go to business for HD. But in the last three years WD and Seagate drives have been failing on me way too much. I found Hitachi HGST drives to be more stable and error free over the long term. I even use them in my home NAS.

I am not employed in any way by Hitachi, nor do I have any stake, stock, or interest in their business. This opinion is my own.

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CBS goes OTT, releases EVERY EPISODE of Star Trek EVER MADE

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They think locally because their mindset does not conceive of any other country but theirs. When they learn history, they only learn US history (And a biased version at that).

This fragmentation of individual companies offering online services is the first step. The second is someone buying them all up and offering a Netflix subscription type service for one stop shopping. Call me then.

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Are you a gun owner? Let us in OR ELSE, say Blighty's top cops

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Does not say the owners need to be home either. Imagine coming home with the front door smashed in and a post it note from the local constabulary waiting on the post box.

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Will.i.am gets CUFFED as he announces his new wristjob, the PULS

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Will.I.Am tends to succeed and to be fair they said negative things about Beats audio when it first came out.

As a standalone device it may have a chance. Will have to wait and see what it looks like and how it operates, but counting him out before it even hits the market is a bad play.

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Gotham gets the Smallville treatment with Jim Gordon in lead role

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Three shows in and they've gone and done something I didn't expect; a good job.

Yes, she's a comic book character, IT WAS a comic book. But, it is Batman without Batman and doing fine so far.

Let's not pass judgement until the season is over.

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U2? 81 million Apple iThing-strokers know a place where the Beats have no shame

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I have no problem paying a little more for quality, but have a HUGE issue paying Apple for a logo branded phone that underperforms against their competitors significantly cheaper hardware.

Pay 400 pounds more for a shiny logo? I'll pass.

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Marriott fined $600k for deliberate JAMMING of guests' Wi-Fi hotspots

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Excuse me while I de-auth Marriott from my list of acceptable travel hotels.

(Make note for P.A.)

Thank you. Please carry on.

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Top 10 SSDs: Price, performance and capacity

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Re: SATA 3 SSDs - performance limit reached years ago

Agreed Richard Lloyd.

I see the same performance levels with my PCIe. Practically the PCIe is a solid 20% faster than any SSD I had in there.

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Our Vultures peck at new Doctor Who: Exterminate or, er ... carrion?

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The biggest problem is a dozen people have played the same character and it was weak one to begin with. You can only make so much with a suet pudding.

I haven't been able to watch a full Dr. Who episode in several years.

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SPECIAL iPHONE TROUSERS will ease Apple into the fashion world

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Coming soon. Levis with a one inch hole in the pocket to show off the Apple logo.

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Ordnance Survey intern plonks houses, trees, rivers and roads on GB Minecraft map

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Coming Soon: HALO:GB

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Apple 'Genius': iPhone 6? We've had NO COMPLAINTS about our BENDY iThing

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Back pocket storage is common on our campus. Mostly women from my informal survey.

Denial and spin from Apple is hardly unprecedented. "Oh you're on fire, sir? Maybe you should buy an iPod to feel better about the situation."

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NSFW: Click here, watch iPhone 6 being TORTURED

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Re: Ouch

Should be NSFF

Not Suitable For Fanbois.

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Emma Watson urges UN to back feminism – trolls threaten to leak her 'nude selfies'

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"The website, www.emmayouarenext.com, features a 4chan logo, a badly rendered snap of Watson apparently crying, and a countdown clock with about three and a half days left to run."

I'm sure a few female FBI agents can be found to round up the organizers of this site before time runs out. Go get em.

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UK banks hook themselves up to real-time cop data feed

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From experience this will just inconvenience me more.

I've had my account locked three times this year for suspicious use of my CC. All legitimate purchases that some program decided had issues. Had to call the bank up (during their business hours), prove who I was, then have them free up the account block.

Meanwhile a bogus 4250 pound charge from en electronics shop three hundred miles from my house went through without issue.

Would not typically care, but one blocked purchase was to fly to my Dad's bedside. Due to the delay in getting an air ticket, he died before I could get there.

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SpaceX Dragon cargo truck flies 3D printer to ISS: Clawdown in 3, 2...

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Is printing a gun illegal in orbit?

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Apple iPhone 6 Plus: GORGEOUS FAT pixel density - but it's WASTED

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"It has to be said that, at 401ppi, the scaling really isn’t noticeable"

Considering that at a distance of 18" the best human eye can only discern 187 ppi its all sorta moot isn't it?

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I sold 10 MILLION iPhone 6es at the weekend, says Tim Cook. What did you do?

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Re: Man who predicts death of Apple does the honourable thing

Apple sold ten million phones and only delivered 500,000.

What a track record.

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Jesus phone RAISED from DEAD. Watch iPhone 6 get BURNED, DROWNED, SMASHED

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Give it to my wife for a week. She's gone through three phones this year.

1) Washing machine.

2) Determined not to leave phone in washing machine again she left it on the outside patio and it got rained on.

3) She wouldn't say, but there was blue water inside.

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Google Apple grapple brings crypto cop block to Android

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Re: All well and good...

And what is this encryption? Let's have the tech specs and we'll decide if it is secure.

BTW, you don't have to bypass the key phrase if you copy it on entry.

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Register journo battles Sydney iPHONE queue, FONDLES BIG 'UN

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Re: About the author

The Reg takes the mick out of everything mate.

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Spies would need SUPER POWERS to tap undersea cables

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Re: No need to splice fibres to evesdrop

The Americans (Via Howard Hughes) raised a Russian submarine from the open ocean with no one knowing. Where there is a will, there is a way. I tend to bet on Snowden when there is doubt in the air.

http://fas.org/irp/program/collect/jennifer.htm

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Does this float your boat? Dead Steve Jobs to hijack yachts from BEYOND THE GRAVE

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A perfect example of why the US Trade & Patent Office needs an overhaul.

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Snowden's NSA leaks have galvanised the storage world

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The issue that makes this moot is the encryption itself. Strong encryption is banned by the US Dept. of Commerce and only "approved" encryption methods can be used in American electronics.

In a post-Snowden world, who thinks this is because the approved encryption is safe from gov't snooping?

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iPhone 6 will make you fork over with Apple Pay if you want to BONK

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To be fair, we expected no less.

I seem to get the feeling this Pay by Bonk outing by Apple will be their Bridge too Far. Time will tell.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook: TV is TERRIBLE and stuck in the 1970s

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It is crap.

However, we don't need Apple's geniuses adding to the crappiness. Hands off Cupertino.

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US! govt! ordered! Yahoo! to! hand! over! user! data! or! pay! $250k! fine! PER! DAY!

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Re: I used to concider Yahoo! as the scourge of the email giants..

Make note that of all these corporations and the hundreds if not thousands of people who knew what was going on, NOT ONE went to a newspaper and became a confidential source. This took place over years and no one said anything until Ed Snowden snatched the honor.

If they (Google, Yahoo, MS, et al.) truly felt this was unconstitutional they should have A) Made a public declaration and fought it out in court or B) made a bee line for the newspapers as confidential informants and stopped this in the tracks.

They didn't and here we are. The one person who did something about this is vilified and on the run from American "Justice". There's only one hero in this story.

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Sellouts! Fans snap up iPhone 6 Plus pre-orders to avoid store queues

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If the web site outages are not part of some marketing scheme then they truly have poor engineers working in Cupertino to have such access issues time after time, year after year.

Just checked the Apple site. The $949 model turns into $1,400 by the time you add on AppleCare and charging cords.

That's a pass for me.

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