* Posts by Nya

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Apple's tax bill: Big in Japan. Like, $120m big

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Performa 6100?!

Sounds a bit like you were looking for a bit of a Quadra of an angle to the story for a products to place or was there nothing IIse you could find?

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Google hover-drones to drop burritos on campus

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Pint

Why can I see this being of more use after a few jars one night to harass other students/teachers by chasing them down with sky born mexican drop offs.

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World eats its 10 millionth Raspberry Pi

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"in the hands of the right young people"

Yes yes, we are all young who use them, not looking around here of course but it does bring up wonder on what the actual demographics of those using the RPi actually is.

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Our pacemakers are totally secure, says short-sold St Jude

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Medical Devices

And hacking of medical devices is new? It, it's the only way many devices actually do what's actually needed due to the piss poor security and the fact with a bit of home fiddling and you can access them far beyond what the manufacturers claim are possible.

Security to these companies is seen as one of those "not needed" or something they'll only watch what the opensource community is doing to improve their devices and then going out of their way to make it harder to prevent the community having home brew hardware far in advance of that they sell. But security to protect people?! That's never been on the agenda.

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Wannabe Prime Minister Andrea Leadsom thinks all websites should be rated – just like movies

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It's like during the whole Brexit debates, and now in her speeches to become PM. She's blinkin' bonkers and lives utterly in an imaginary world. It's like her cure for the countries financial problems is that we all need to think really positively and it'll all magically happen, and if not it's someone at the back here not thinking positive enough.

May isn't ideal either but she's the least worst of the candidates we have. Although I guess neither fall into the getting blow jobs off bacon like the current one we have.

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P0rnHub revamps bug bounty, back pays cash, hires staff, after criticism

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What's on the T-shirt?

I filled Pornhubs holes?

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Hooves in spaaace: Goat Simulator goes galactic

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Alien

Space you say?

"get to beat or trick people into crowdfunding you their hard-earned money, and then spend it on your own dreams of being a space McGyver in space or whatever space nerds do instead of huffing paint in their underwear like normal people"

Oh there's no sub plot here as a dig at certain other games companies at all :P

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Amazon ports Alexa voice assistant to Raspberry Pi

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Worth a fiddle though

Think I'll give this a tinker with. Shame it won't run on the zero, but well worth a fiddle with if you can train it to only listen to a couple of commands and respond with an answer.

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Raspberry Pi 3 to sport Wi-Fi, Bluetooth LE – first photos emerge

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Not being SATA or a second ethernet, or anything much else but the addition of BTLE and WIFI is perfect for me. If they can do the same with a Zero 2 it'll be utterly perfect.

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Eurovision Song Contest uncorks 1975 vote shocker: No 'Nul point'!

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Will voting leave in the referendum get rid of this annual annoyance also? If so think the leave campaign is stronger than it looks!

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Who would code a self-destruct feature into their own web browser? Oh, hello, Apple

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Maybe you were holding your goat the wrong way?

and needed some new wellies with buckles according to the locals :P

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Planet-bonking rock hunt armed with humanity's cruellest weapon: bureaucracy

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Joke

o.O

What's next, we'll use vogon poetry against the giant rocks o'doom? Or possibly a leaflet campaign and bumper stickers?

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Windows 10 lags 7, 8 … and even Vista in the channel race

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And how many machines on say Ingram/Exertis/all the rest for example are shipping with 10 on it? Sod all! All the channel is still shifting is 7 Pro (downgraded from 8.1 Pro) and 8.1 machines. Not like it matters as we (when customers request it) upgrade during setup for them. So really it's all due to the channel still being full of old kit.

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Skype founders planning non-drone robodelivery fleet. Repeat, not drones

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Isn't it just a BigTrack but well, without the tracks?

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Intel's Compute Sticks stick it to Windows To Go, Chromecast

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Yeah very much so!

But part of the issue is the OS. We've been testing the things for kiosks which seemed to fit them well, and a nice small form factor is a great bonus. The Bing bong version of Windows needs upgrading to Pro, but no big deal with that to enable Kiosk mode. The issue though comes if you upgrade to 10. Seems that MS has only fudged in Kiosk mode in 10, and it's an utter dogs dinner. It only supports "apps", no white list like it did in 8, and it's even picky over what app you can run. So it'll run calculator and 3D Builder, but Edge and Weather are locked out! As is any other browser since they aren't "apps". The hardware itself is pretty nice and will be ideal once MS get Win10 finished, although fudging on with 8 also works for now at least.

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It's FREE WINDOWS 10 time: 29 July is D-Day, yells Microsoft

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Friday?!

Releasing this on a Friday, will anyone actually notice anything until Monday anyhow?

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Quid-A-Day kids chow down on foraged weed salad

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Peckish?

*I previously reported that Richard has two daughters. Not so.

What he ate them?!

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RIP Windows RT: Microsoft murders ARM Surface, Nokia tablets

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That's the weird one though isn't it. It's coming to Pi, but not tablets. There was the other week the info they were yes going to have "something" on the tablets which sounded very much like what occurred with the WinMo 7 devices getting something with looked vaguely like 8 on them, but wasn't. Doing something like that might be good enough for the RT devices, and even the Pi.

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Is Windows RT not invited to the Windows 10 upgrade party?

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WinMo 7 all over again. It was made to look like 8 but never was.

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SCREW you, GLASSHOLES! Microsoft unveils HoloLens

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Face it...

it won't take off till the porn biz is developing for it!

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Microsoft will give away Windows 10 FREE - for ONE year

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OEM's

It'll be good for trying to limit OS fragmentation as they discussed. But the issue is it's really going to murder the OEM market. The OEM's are still going to be buying licenses so that will make MS some cash. But with hardware in the last fair few years now happily handling WinX. The amount of people buying upgrade licenses was probably be so small it was ignorable.

But what happens if many users (highly likely) don't bother buying new hardware and just go down the home upgrade route? Will the large corporate customers go into rolling out upgrades instead of a hardware swap? If they do than MS is really digging a hole here for the OEM's, and they aren't exactly in a strong position as it is. Do think it's going to be interesting though to see how it shakes out down the line.

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Microsoft just saved Windows Phone... Now stop whining

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They ain't THAT bad.

We've just kitted out the suits with 530's and 630's, coming from some god ancient Android 2.3 devices. Yes we paid bugger all for them, but they are really oddly chuffed to bits with them. More so as they have Excel and Word on them than anything else. But performance on such a low end machine is very snappy considering.

Yes I'm not using one myself, but the amount of phone for the money, not even Android can offer that at this price point at the moment.

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The Year of Living Danishly, The Internet is Not the Answer and Classical Literature

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Bacon and beer!

'nuff said really.

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Comet Lovejoy's greenish glow visible with naked eye this weekend

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Re: Anyone got an answer?

Cheers, was curious on that!

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Anyone got an answer?

Ok general curious question on this: "gets its greenish glow from diatomic carbon gas fluorescing in the sun's light" so diatomic carbon gas forms a gas at about 3650C, and this is in deep space which is cold, so what's making it heat up to this temperature considering it's not about to prang into the Sun? Probably missing something here but curious if anyone knows? Thanks.

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UKIP website TAKES A KIP, but for why?

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Wha?!

Am more surprised anyone noticed at all!

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German minister photo fingerprint 'theft' seemed far too EASY, wail securobods

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New fitness device biometric

Ideal for all the fitness types also, combine the thing with a blood glucose reader and a DNA sampler and you have it taking a blood sample to access it. Incorrect blood sample and you don't get in. The blood glucose sample is just used as the marketing front :P

Other advantage with it having to take a blood sample to access is on a phone at least it'll stop people fiddling with the things all day long. Or am I just being a grumpy old git?!

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BOFH: Capo di tutti capi, bah. I'm having CHICKEN JALFREZI

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It's FRIDAY already?!

Ahh got to love Gina though :)

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El Reg Redesign - leave your comment here.

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Why change RegRed?

I knew the logo didn't look right and that red was burning my retinas. Someone changed RegRed from #fd0000 to bloody awful #ff0000 !!!! Bring back RegRed (and the entire old site frankly!).

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Don't like

Nope, in the don't like crowd. The old page was much nicer.

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BOFH: Santa, bloody Santa

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WTF?!

Saturday...again?!!! Thought we got that fixed last week!

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Guy Kawasaki's guide to social media, Hanif Kureishi's cash crash catharsis and more

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Or probably more famed for the foundations of what became those annoying &£%^s called Apple fanbois. Back then he had the "evengelist" group in the late 80's and through the 90's which he used to rile up the far fewer fanbois in those days to attack any site, reviewer or anything else who even hinted a bad word at Apple.

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Use Windows software on Android – Microsoft couldn't be app-ier

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Megaphone

Why?

Why can't MS say azure properly! It's driving me up the wall every time they say "azyah".

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Sinclair is back with the Spectrum Vega ... just as rubbish as the ZX

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RCA?!

I really want to like it, but the need for RCA is a pain in the behind. HDMI should of been the output on it, yes more hassle but really for the modern environment the best way. Or even due to the size of it make it a handheld!

Also while whining, FS 12?! Come on, QA OP were always the big control keys back in the day! (Yes I do see why they did it as it's written on the keys).

So yeah, I want to like it but wallet is staying in the pocket for now.

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MI6 oversight report on Lee Rigby murder: US web giants offer 'safe haven for TERRORISM'

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Re: Ban Father Ted

Feck off!

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Dragon Age, Inquisition: Our chief weapons are...

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£50!!!!

They are taking the piddle?! It's a PC not a overpriced console needing to pay to get a title onto them. Not a chance in hell at that price.

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LARGE, ROUND and FEELS SO GOOD in your hand: Yes! It's a Nexus 6

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Too big

It sounds nice and shiny, but I want another Nexus the size of the 4. This thing won't fit into any of my pockets! And I ain't going around with a man bag just to house some porky phone. All I really need on my old Nexus 4 is a bigger battery, a clearer screen in bright light, better camera, USB OTG, and a SD card slot...oh and make it waterproof.

But nope, fantasy time over, no one makes what I want to buy! And those the get close end up filling it with bloatware and never update it. Grrr phones are a pain in the behind! What happened to Moto's idea of a modular build what you want phone! *mutter rant*.

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Microsoft to bring back beloved 1990s super-hit BATTLETOADS!?*

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Spaceship Vulture!!!

LOHAN get's an appearance in the remake! With huge royalties to the local vultures who then share the wealth buying us lot all a round :D

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Amazon: Put our ALWAYS ON MICROPHONE in your house, please. WHAT?

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I actually quiet fancy one. Only real snag I have is it's tied into the whole Amazon eco system which other than buying the odd thing off when desperate I just don't use. The TV stuff is still lacking, and my music is something I wouldn't want to move. I kind of quiet liked the open pod bay doors idea also for it to control the garage door! But really something like this needs to works universally with whatever services I choose but that would need these services all to work together. And not a chance in hell of that ever happening!

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Trolls pop malformed heads above bridge to sling abuse at Tim Cook

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What I don't get is why anyone, even more so a CEO of a big company needs to go and make a big publicity things about their sexuality or anything else. It's their personal thing, and fair enough. But why go out of the way to feed the trolls? People don't go on stage and proclaim they are heavily into porn, or donkeys, or intimate relations with Dyson's, so why do people actively proclaim to the world things like this. It's none of the worlds business frankly and people are just what they are and be damned what anyone else thinks.

Only thing I can think of is Apples about the come up with a anti troll device or something soon and this is some marketing trick.

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NHS quango fatcats spend £2m tax dosh on iPads and iPhones

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They used a consultant to purchase them is how.

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No nudity, please, we're GAMING: Twitch asks players to cover up

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Re: Pasties

If it's something like a steak bake that you are wearing that gravy could be a bit on the warm side when you run into A&E wearing it!

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NAKED CELEBRITY PICS LAW BOMB dropped on ad giant Google

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Re: Google could have gone the nuclear option

Too right. Best solution it seems. And it would of course be doing exactly what their lawyers are asking for.

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Chinese city creates footpath for smartphone addicts

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Re: Footpath to a cliff ?

They need to have the lemmings music in the background though also!

LETS GO!!!! de de de dah diddily diddly dah de de di dah....

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EE network whacked by 'PDP authentication failure' blunder

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Don't even mention PAYG

Not just this issue. Orange (kind of connected) hasn't been able to authorise any new pay as you go SIM without a mountain of grief for the last few days. New SIM goes in, receive text message saying you'll receive a number and so forth in the next 24hrs. 72hrs later...nothing. Call Orange, can't talk to anyone unless you have a number (not yet given). So only able to talk to EE, who aren't best chuffed about discussing Orange issues, but in the end transfer you. Get through to someone, and Orange will then disconnect you. So back to EE, back to Orange again, and eventually get some poor bloke in India really ticked off at the number of these he's getting this week. He finally authorises the SIM, and gives you a number and a further 24hrs later ta da. A collection of working Orange SIM's. An utter waste of time at the moment though to deal with until they can get their back end sorted out.

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BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled

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Facepalm

OK, I maybe misreading but everytime I see @bbccouk I see @bbcockup

Think I need new glasses!

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Judge says there's no such thing as a 'Patent Troll'

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Re: Dear Judge. Can I call them scum sucking assclowns?

Naww, just keep calling them Apple will be fine with that :P

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Saddle up for the Tour de Firmware

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Frame

Was thinking on the frame...Titanium's a bit too commonplace, how about something exotic (ish) like 953 Steel. Ok, sounds old school, but makes Ti look easy to work with.

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Re: Missed some

Same goes for cars who decide red at a traffic light doesn't apply to them also. Red light jumping asses come with any number of wheels attached.

An airhorn doesn't shift some numpties who utterly ignore bells. Trust me, I've tried!

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Re: Grumpy old git

Usually it's the second tier kit that gives the best bang for the buck. And yes most of the cost is sold via reducing weight mostly (except for the electronic gears etc which are simply far more flexible and accurate than cable) which all means better acceleration and easier climbing hills due to the weight being dragged along.

Once you try a system like Di2 sheesh, you wonder how you suffered the clattering and chain rubbing of cable systems.

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