* Posts by MrXavia

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Belgium to the rescue as UK consumers freeze after BST blunder

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Re: Not on your life!

In America you still use Feet & Inches....

About the only thing I want to keep imperial is the pint, why? because 1 Pint is bigger than 500ml

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Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge in Vulture's claws: we find looks AND brains

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was mentioned, BUT I agree, that is one of the reasons I choose a Samsung phone, the MicroSD and removable battery

Now with neither they loose the two things that kept me buying Samsung phones over the rest..

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Forum chat is like Clarkson punching you repeatedly in the face

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Re: Service? Industry?

Why would a decent hotel not have kitchen staff in 24/7 for room service????

If I went to a hotel and found I couldn't order a hot meal at 1am I'd get fed up! sure I don't expect anything fancy, but a steak and chips or a burger maybe...

Actually if I was hungry I'd ask to USE the kitchen to cook my own or just order take away..

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Bye bye, booth babes. IT security catwalk RSA nixes sexy outfits

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Re: About friggin' time.

I agree with you that the tech should sell itself, but I don't agree with a ban... Why should we have to cover up the human body? why can't they have employees wearing nothing if they want? the human body is natural no need to be ashamed because of a bit of cleavage!

I am not advocating booth babes, and unless they are in a costume for a game/movie/anime whatever product they are advertising, then I can't personally see the point in hiring models to stand around doing nothing in ugly clothes..

But if a company wants to waste money giving a model a job, why not?

think about the person out of a job because of a few prudish idiots.

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Document Foundation pledges Office 365 and Google Docs challenger

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If its open source, which it sounds like it will be, I'll just host my own server, I already have one for files, DLNA plus numerous other things.

That is why I like open source cloud products, I can run my own service behind my own firewall, and grant access to people in my family who will connect via a VPN.

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Taylor Swift snaps up EVEN MORE pr0n domain names

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I've always been against these new TLD's I don't like them or see the point really...

they are just a money grab...

because all you will have instead is things like

taylorswift.donkey.porn

is taylorswift.porn any worse?

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Woman caught on CCTV performing drunken BJ blew right to privacy

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Re: Good

who cares if they were having sex? who cares if they got butt naked!

The problem is the pissing on the floor!

If she did it in the street over a drain, next to a tree, or on a patch of earth then who cares, its not hurting anyone...

But in a lift! that is filthy...

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Hello? Police? Yes, I'm a car and my idiot driver's crashed me

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Re: Exactly what problem does this solve?

Why can't it be retrofitted by software?

My car already has hands free calling,

it already has an on board computer...

it already knows if the airbags have been deployed...

hell it KNOWS when I am about to hit something and screams at me to break, and if I don't it applies them itself to reduce the impact speed... (when someone brakes in front of you this can be a car-saver if you are checking your mirrors before changing lanes...)

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LOHAN unleashes 'waiting for the FAA' collector mug

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Re: Gitmo

Oh I am sure there are plenty of people out there who would enjoy it....

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Flying cars will take to the skies in 2017, if government allows

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Re: Jet ski + Motorcycle

no you want this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FIzOcJwQ7WA

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Aged 18-24? Don't care about voting? Got a phone? Oh dear...

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UKIP are not that bad, sure they are full of racist bigots, but so are Conservatives and Labour..

To me Theresa May is probably the worst one out there, she wants to return all students back to their own country after they finish studying without giving them a chance to work here...

We have some of the best universities in the world, if someone spends £50K+ to come study here they should be able to get a good job here as is the current system.

They contribute to our economy more than the EU immigrants do...

Before you get critical of a party, read its policies... Sure UKIP have a few bad ones, but on average their policies are more sensible than Tory or Labour.

Leaving the EU is probably a bad idea, but other means can be used to curb immigration, i.e. severe limitations on benefits & controls on 'work gangs'

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What they need to do, is create a voting app, and have the party leaders locked in a house together for 8 weeks, each week the public vote off the one they like the least.

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Siri, you're fired: Microsoft Cortana's elbows into iOS, Android

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Anything has to be better than Google Now...

I ask it to play a song I have on my phone, it opens YouTube!

SVoice is just as Useless....

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Mattel urged to scrap Wi-Fi mic Barbie after Register investigation

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Re: In two minds about this...

This makes it temping to buy a few action men and cyborgize them for my sons......

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Vodafone: Can't make calls on our network? Use Wi-Fi

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Re: There's also ...

Three's offering is not perfect but it does work fairly well when needed, i'd prefer UMA though

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Apple Watch: Wait a minute! This puny wrist-puter costs 17 GRAND?!

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Re: Wonders what planet has 18 hour days....

Just never travel, you must return home every night to charge your iPhone, iPad and iWatch.. so either three chargers or a single charger and a bunch of cables and rotate, still knowing at least one of your devices will not be at 100% in the morning

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UK Supreme Court waves through indiscriminate police surveillance

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re:Nah, let us have a proper Monarchy. If nothing else it'd be cheaper.

Hell yes!

I think Prince William would do a way better job at ruling that any of the elected PM's we've had in a long time...

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MrXavia
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Re: As Treasonas May is fond of saying...

But who can we vote for?

Lib Dems?

UKIP?

Green?

I think any party would be better than Tory/Labour

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In assault on American values, Lockheed BLASTS PICKUP with RAYGUN

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Re: @4ecks - If we can solve the power supply issue…

I hate filtering cyclists, they try to squeeze through gaps that they can't, meaning they scratch the cars!

next time you ruin the paintwork of a car, maybe stop and give your details for the repair bill!

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Is there a cure for cancer sitting at the back of the medicine cabinet already?

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Very interesting read, and something NICE/NHS should be happy to fund research & trials in. any reduction in cancer treatment costs & increase in survival rates would save a fortune for the NHS..

Info of a charity that funds this kind of cancer research would be nice.

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The BBC wants to slap a TAX on EVERYONE in BLIGHTY

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Re: Maybe I'm I'm weird...

I think its worth it just for the kids channels, i can pretty much guarantee most of the programs will be educational as well as fun for my young kids on CBeebies and CBBC...

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Telly behemoths: Does size matter?

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Re: Fact is

I would love it! they have been experimenting with that tech... enough emitters and you have the holodeck with no glasses!

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MrXavia
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Re: They're not TVs anymore.

I can't remember the brand, but there was one I saw a while back...Might have been pioneer?

Although personally, I like having DLNA support in the TV, along with Freeview HD & Freesat HD.

iPlayer is also quite handy.. the voice control? much easier to use the remote than shout at the tv...

What I WOULD love to see is a standard slot for replacing the innards.. so buy any panel you want then plug in any 'guts' you want...

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Phabba-dabba-do: Samsung hypes up Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge

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Re: Built in battery, no SD slot, no waterproofing?

Nope its the thundering sound of Samsung owners moving to other brands.. I need a new phone this year and now Samsung have just likely lost my custom, built in Battery I can deal with, no MircoSD though, that is a deal breaker for me....

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Amazon tries to patent 3D printers on trucks

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Re: Help feed a lawyer, file a patent with the USPTO

I read it as 'on a mobile device' .....

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Re: How on Earth is this patentable?

I concur, there is plenty of prior art. I can already go online, choose something from a catalog, have it printed and delivered to my door...

In no way is this patent-able.. NOW there maybe something in the patent I missed when skimming that is a patent-able idea about the process.. but I could not see anything that is non obvious...

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'Utterly unusable' MS Word dumped by SciFi author Charles Stross

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Re: "Stross is a long-time Linux user...."

Try finding a good lightweight linux laptop... Or even a nice windows one with all linux drivers available....

I am a fan of Linux, yet I still run windows, not by choice, but for compatibility with hardware and programs (wine is OK, but much of what I run won't work right on it.)

If your a linux user, OSX is a good compromise.

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Wi-Fi beam-steering tech could KILL OFF fixed home networks

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Re: Fixed networks are harder to mess with....

Same here, I would rather have ethernet as an option on any fixed device I buy

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Big Brother in SPAACE: Mars One picks first 100 morons to suffocate, er, settle on Red Planet

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Re: "...on the shortlist to wear red shirts"

Red Shirts?

Why should they wear any clothes apart from space suits? they are unnecessary, plus it would make better TV :-D

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MrXavia
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"Growing crops within the proposed habitat could generate dangerously high levels of oxygen,"

I find that constant claim odd...

Oxygen Concentration technology is in daily use in domestic homes for people who need oxygen to live... why not just concentrate the excess oxygen and store it.....

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Raspberry Pi, meet face: You're probably NOT Blighty's biggest PC maker!

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Re: Amstrad

I once brought an Amstrad PC in the early 90's.. I returned it as not fit for purpose a few days later and brought an Amiga

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REPORT: UK needs online eBay-style court for civil justice

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Re: What about evidence ?

there is such as thing as post?

I can see you open a claim online, opposing party has the chance to resolve without involving anyone else, if not escalate to independent adjudicator, post in any evidence/scan and send also...

The problem I see is that the other party will still not pay up if they loose....

and innocents will be trolled for money, taken to court JUST to trick them into paying with threats of bailiffs....

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Jaguar F-Type: A beautiful British thoroughbred

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Jaguars are made in the UK, designed by the British, built by the British, for the world...

Well they have JUST opened a Chinese factory to cope with demand, but they are LHD cars so we won't have to deal with the lower quality workmanship....

Jaguars are lovely cars, inside and out... I can't think of any other brand car I've enjoyed as much.

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MrXavia
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Re: How to do it

I agree, as soon as Tata took over, they let the XF become a beautiful car much closer to the original prototype.

I prefer the standard XF body than the 'estate' SportBrake, no idea why the author compared to that.

The pop up gear knob is cool, but I think the opening/closing air vents are even cooler ;-D

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CAR? Check. DRIVER? Nope. OK, let's go, says British govt

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Re: rule 163

Rule 163? I'd be happy if they can get lorry drivers to follow rule 169...

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MrXavia
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There are plenty of reasons you might not want to drive, such as you've had a few too many drinks, a bit tired, got a long drive...

I enjoy driving, but being able to have a nap on the way home would be nice on occasion....

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US looks at plan to hand over world's DNS – and screams blue murder

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Re: The simplest and best solution

But is it the best though?

A benevolent dictator can be better than a corrupt republic...

You can be free under a monarchy but oppressed in a democracy...

It matters not what the system is, it matters who ends up in power....

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US military finds F-35 software is a buggy mess

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Re: Go (UK) Navy

BAE offered a STOBAR version of the Typhoon to India a few years back, we could go with those on our carrier.. but the F35B was supposed to be the cheaper option...

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MrXavia
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Software is a buggy mess?

Maybe that is why they were reluctant to share the code with the UK a few years ago....

When the UK partnered with the USA on a fighter, you just knew it was going to end badly...

I say lets dump the F35 and go with BAE's navel version of the Eurofighter.. Sure they've only made one.. but its a STOBAR, perfect for out new Carrier... PLUS we already fly the Eurofighter, so plenty of already trained engineers/pilots and spare parts....

Of course we should have kept the harrier or partnered with Europe on a VTOL fighter rather than waste money on the F35 project...

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Free Windows 10 could mean the END for Microsoft and the PC biz

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Re: What does have a more recent OS buy me?

Hopefully something other than the mess that is Windows 8.1

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MrXavia
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I'll take a free windows 10 upgrade for my Windows 8.1 Lapotop

Windows 8.1 is just TERRIBLE!!!! the whole metro thing on a laptop? what were they thinking?

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David Cameron: I'm off to the US to get my bro Barack to ban crypto – report

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We will try!

Not sure what good it will do though...

BUT if anyone in IT votes for Cameron this time round? they need a cattle prod up the butt!

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Intel offers big bucks for black women

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Re: surely this is discrimination?

"Then it means your recruitment process is sexist and racist, because society isn't made up of white males."

Racist? Not really, unless you choose a white person because they are white not because they are good for the job... Considering the UK has a White British population of > 82% it stands to reason that the majority of the staff will be White... Add into that the choices of careers will vary based on culture, you will end up with some areas dominated by White British males, others by other colours...

Sexist? not really, in the past 10 years I've not seen a single Female applicants CV to an IT post I've interviewed for. This is a failure of the education system/society possibly a factor of genetics which affects peoples interests.

Men & Women are different, they make different choices.

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surely this is discrimination?

I absolutely HATE any form of positive discrimination and 'targets' such as this in business.

Just hire the right person for the job regardless of sex/colour, if it happens to be your whole office is full of white males, then so what?

I don't care if my colleagues are black/white/green/blue/yellow, or whether they are male/female or somewhere in between, but I do care if they can do the job...

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BILL GATES DRINKS 'boiled and treated' POO. Ah, 'delicious'

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Myself I don't like my H2O too pure, I like my H2O full of minerals.

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The more important bit is this process can work in parts of the world with little natural precipitation, and also if it is small enough, on space stations/ships!

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If Europe is against US's Irish email grab, it must pipe up now

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Re: All Ireland has to do

No, issue an arrest warrant for the judge.... Since they would be the one ultimately responsible for violating the law....

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Ford recalls SUVs … to fix the UI

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Who would buy a car with such a terrible gear layout? Don't Americans test drive cars??

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