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* Posts by SteveTM

6 posts • joined 2 Jul 2010

Look out, fanbois! EVIL charger will inject FILTH into your iPHONE

SteveTM

If this is the case why is there still no jailbreak for 6.1.3??!!

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Apple users: Only Apple can track us! Not Google

SteveTM
WTF?

Get A Grip People

People really need to chill out. So what if someone tracked the crap you are looking at. Unless your an agent you really dont need to worry, and if you are an agent chances are you are working through some proxy or not even using a device like this.

Get a grip people!

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Ex-Soviet space gunboats to be FOUND ON MOON

SteveTM
Terminator

SCARY - 1970s Kit going into space - Expensive Suicide?!

If the trip was free, count me out.

Looks like they are taking a leaf out of British Rail with crappy old transport methods and high ticket prices.

Expect the arrival to be late due to a signal failure.

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El Reg in SHOCK email address BLUNDER

SteveTM
Black Helicopters

The Register aka Angus Deayton

1 - The Register hasnt yet posted the name of this "someone". At least 3,521 people would like to know it. So come on DATA LOSERS...COUGH UP!

2 - Wasnt it The Register that accused the ICO of weakness? Oh yes indeed it was back in February of this year. ( http://www.theregister.co.uk/2011/02/02/ico_worse_than_usual/ )

I'm sure 3,521 of us hope that the ICO has taken on board The Registers comments back then and upped its competence levels.

In the words of Alex Hanff from same article "Christopher Graham has, in essence, now created a Data Protection regime where companies will not be held responsible for the actions of their staff."

Lets hope thats changed since then because I for one am sick of changing email addresses because of blunders by companies who then go through some kind of expensive assessment process designed by the ICO to placate those concerned, with the end result always being something along the lines of "lessons will be learned" or we have asked the company to "make procedural changes". cough-bull-cough-shit.

In the words of Jim Royle..... "my arse".

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Pirate Bay appeal failure spawns more DoS attacks

SteveTM
Pirate

Governments are out of touch and out of their depth

They are fighting a battle that will never be won. In fact they have probably only made it worse.

Once upon a time Torrents were limited to just a few in the know, then through these campaigns more and more people came to know of torrents and sites just like the Pirate Bay.

When The Pirate Bay is forced to close, 10 will spring up to replace it. In fact I can think of 10 other Torrent sites right now.

I can think of at least 2 which are special membership - supported by small donations...

It will never end and governments and record companies etc will never win.

Files have always been shared and always will.

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Apple's iPhone 4 denial: insulting or ignorant?

SteveTM

Insulting or Ignorant...

I'd say insulting. Hugely. Apple are treating its customers as if they are stupid. I love the functions of the iPhone, I love the Apps, and I love how it looks. But, from day one, even going back to the first iPhone in 2007, signal has never been its strong point. Back then, it was just about bearable and as a second phone I could live with it.

However this latest device has a very obvious flaw. Its been documented on videos on Youtube and many users, including myself, have experienced the fault, which results in not just a drop in signal, but in some situations a complete loss of data, awful call quality, or a dropped call.

Apple, in traditional arrogant style say, hey customers you are "holding it wrong", but if you are not happy we will "allow" you to return your device to get your money back. Gosh...wow, how generous. Still no apology for wasting our time due to your poor Quality Control process though and still no offer of a free bumper.

Sorry Apple, but I cant be so precious with my phone I have to treat it like some fragile doll when I hold it, its just so very very uncool. What next...a white Apple iGlove for holding the phone? All a bit 80s Duran Duran isnt it??

AND I'm left with a bad taste in my mouth. Its one thing for a manufacturer to release a product with a fault, none of us rational people think you are perfect, but its quite another to lie and treat your customers like something you stepped in.

Goodbye Apple, hello Google Nexus One. At least I can hold that any way I like...

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