* Posts by IsJustabloke

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One ad-free day: Three UK to block adverts across network in June

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ummm....

did you ask them to stop? every SMS I got from them finished with how to opt out... I followed the instructions, no more texts (except service realted ones of course but I don't mind those)

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Microsoft won't back down from Windows 10 nagware 'trick'

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The problem with killing that wasp is that a couple of his mates *will* show up shortly afterwards. I guess we're seeing that already with the win 10 upgrade...

I don't really mind TBH, so far I've managed to avoid teh various nags screens / stealth downloads.

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Got a Fitbit? Thought you were achieving your goals? Better read this

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RE Nuisance lawsuit, I wonder whose funding it.

Garmin... ;)

I have a Fitbit blaze and I wouldn't trust the HR monitor as anything other than an indication that I have a heart rate. Fitbit themselves say that it loses accuracy as the workout becomes more vigorous.

I don't expect it to be medically accurate and for my purposes its good enough. It increases as I exercise and decreases when I rest. The range is what's important for me. If it tells me my resting heart rate is circa 62/63 pretty much all the time and then suddenly starts reporting it as 50 then that would ring a bell, likewise the upper end. If it suddenly peaks beyond the kind of number I'm used to seeing then it's a "hmmm" moment.

when we weight ourselves,we do it on the same machine at the same time in the same way because we understand the numbers in relation to the previous numbers.

None of this is rocket science.

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BBC's Britflix likely dead before the ink has even dried on the news

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I have no problem...

... with the licence per se but I do think that iPlayer should be restricted to "authorised users" *every* other service has an "authorised user" interface. I can't just fire up Amazon and watch their stuff for free just because it happens to be an online streaming service. Why should I or anyone be able to do so with the iplayer? I pay for a licence, I'm already authenticated, all iPlayer has to do is ask me to prove it.

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The ‘Vaping Crackdown’ starts today. This is what you need to know

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Re: That's quite a pro-vaping article.

re "I'm guessing you've never set about quitting smoking."

Its not hard, you just stop. If you really want to quit smoking then you will and all you have to do is stop.

The fact is most people who say they want to give up don't really want to and so they find it difficult or look for reasons why they failed.

as far as I can see, vaping is simply swapping one addiction delivery method for another but it is at least a healthier way of getting a fix. Mind you teh down side is that most people sucking on a vape' don't seem to realize just how silly they look :D

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World goes SIM-free, leaving Sony and HTC trailing behind

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Re: Ugh? What is he talking about?

I can't upvote twice but I would if I could.

I *really* don't understand why Sony are all but totally ignored by Journos. My Z1 is a fantastic phone... solid reliable, excellent battery life. Its been updated three times by Sony (Although I doubt I'll get any more :( ) water/dust proof long before anyone else... I had a battery problem, Sony collected / fixed and returned the phone in a week, all under warranty. Good looking phone, no bloatware, great camera. Really it's just plus points.

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Linux Mint to go DIY for multimedia

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Re: Er... NO!!!! @stizzleswick

You are not the target user when the op stated that it should be "more windows like"

Typically you are assuming that all users want to "fiddle" with their installations and that is a wrong assumption.

The vast majority of users want to install something and do "stuff" because that is how the vast majority of users use their PC's. It really doesn't matter how much you wish it were oherwise, it isn't and never will be, get over it.

For the vast majority of users their experience is with windows and they don't really care one way or the other all they want is to "do stuff" within an environment they mostly recognise.

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Apple man found dead at Cupertino HQ, gun discovered nearby

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I suspect that in the US it'll probably be easier to ban people than guns though...

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Re: Oh goodness how awful @David Dawson

It's called "Virtue signalling" and is very much a modern phenomenon . Its a product of the "social media" generation although here in the UK at least, you could say that it all began with the death of Diana.

People scrabble to indicate to others just what a lovely, nice person they are by the simple expedient of claiming sympathy for complete strangers ( or people they may *think* they know vicariously) and of course this makes them a better, nicer person then *you* because if you now say "I have sympathy for x" you're simply following their lead. There was a very interesting article about it in The Spectator late last year.

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Remain in the EU and help me snoop on the world, says Theresa May

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ummmm....

"She added these agreements help the UK "to turn foreign criminals away at the border, prevent money laundering by terrorists and criminals, get foreign criminals out of our prisons and back to their home countries, investigate cases that cross borders, and share forensic data like DNA and fingerprinting much more quickly."

Can't say that agrees with the general perception which would be the exact opposite and perception as they say is king.

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Adobe scrambles to untangle itself from QuickTime after Apple throws it over a cliff

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Re: Not a good move Apple!

Apple don't give a stuff about anyone's goodwill. They never have and they never will.

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HTC 10: Is this the Droid you're looking for?

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Re: App Switcher

Are you sure? It doesn't appear in the app switcher on my xperia

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Re: So how does the sound stack...

who'd have thought the company that invented personal audio players might know a thing or two about squeezing top sound out of their (rather good) mobey's?

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How innocent people 'of no security interest' are mere keystrokes away in UK's spy databases

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I know I'm suppose to be outraged by this BUT...

... the truth is I'm really not.

I genuinely do not have a problem with the spooks having data on me.

I do have a problem with some jobsworth from the council having access to it though.. presumably so that he can check that I'm putting the correct recyclables in the correct bin.

And seriously, some of the tinfoil hat wearing in this thread is beyond ridiculous.

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Well...

"looking up their families, colleagues and even themselves"

If I was a dodgy spy I'd probably be very interested in what they have on the database about me or my family, afterall the data they hold could tell me if I'm in danger of having my collar felt so it is a bit dodgy really.

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What's wrong with the Daily Mail buying Yahoo?

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You know...

I'm always amused by the Anti Daily Mail rhetoric that any article that mentions them is strewn with. Based upon the opprobrium absolutely no one in the entire country admits to reading it or looking at its website and yet, it has 2nd highest circulation and its website is frequently cited among the top performers in the world. Someone must be reading it.....

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Ad slinger Phorm ceases trading

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hmmm....

While I don't disagree with you I'd be very surprised if there were refusniks on any moral ground.

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HTC 10: Flagship goes full Google – but the hardware's top notch

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I have a question....

battery... how long will it last on this phone? Not very long I imagine.

Why can Sony make a phone that has a battery that can last the thick end of two days between charges but no other bugger can? And why do reviewers *never* mention how good Sony's are in this regard when reviewing other mobeys ?

Just recently I had reason to have both a sammy s4 and my xperia z1 side by side. I do all the normal things with my Sony, make a call or two, bit of browsing,the odd email...play music and games.

After half a day my sony reads 92% , the sammy? bearing in mind that all it had done all morning was sit on my desk.... 86%

Are they using special electricity generated from unicorn poo that's accessed via Nicad fairy's? Why can no other manufacturer achieve this?

Its nice to have a phone that doesn't need to be tethered to a charger while all I do is sit at my desk all day if I want to be able to use it on the way home from work.

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Half of people plug in USB drives they find in the parking lot

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Oh come on...

Everyone will look on a USB drive, its the modern equivalent of finding porn in the woods

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That naked picture on my PC? Not mine. The IT guy put it there

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Re: Another reason...

"Maybe that people shouldn't be using work computers to browse and store that stuff?"

Absolutely correct but "Dave" was vindictive, he didn't report the guy until he realised the guy wasn't going to crawl to him

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Security bods disclose lock bypass bug in iOS

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Re: It's an old hack, but a good hack!

putting aside your distasteful descriptions.... how's that tinfoil hat feeling?

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Mobe and Wi-Fi firms flog your location data to commercial firms, claim reports

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There is no circumstance when Vodashite look good.

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Re: Blood suckers

"You should have a choice to opt IN and they should not have a choice in saying you CAN / cannot!"

FTFY

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Brits rattle tin for 'revolutionary' hydrogen-powered car

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With a nod to Nissan...

that is one FUGLY car....

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Surprise! Magic Kinder app could let hackers send vids to your kids

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say what?

"then there was the odd 'score' Toyah with her tit out!!."

did it weally have her tit on it? Or do you mean she was dueting with Adam Ant? :D

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Samsung Galaxy S7: Big brand Android flagship champ

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I'll never buy another Sammy

My Z1 recently developed a battery fault and I needed tosend it away to Sony for repair (under warranty) I picked up a cheap 2nd hand (open box rather than "used") S4, to say it was a horrible, laggy pile of poo burdened with nasty Samsung duplication would be an understatement. I chose an S4 because I'd previously owned and liked a s2 so an s4 seemed like a bit of a no brainer.

I hated it and was so relieved to get my Sony back.

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Microsoft's equality and diversity: Skimpy schoolgirls dancing for nerds at an Xbox party

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Re: Not all Lesbians are feminsts.

I went to see Paloma Faith last November, I was in the front row, the two chairs next to me were occupied by a lesbian couple, every time there was view up Ms Faith's skirt or a flash of knickers these two women would try their best to get a shot on their mobeys every success was celebrated with a high five and the words "another one for the wank bank!"

And no, they didn't offer to share :-|

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Mystery Kindle update will block readers from books after Wednesday

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Re: Non-cloudy thinking

"Yeah, I love having my precious collection"

Any book I consider "precious" exists as a physical thing on a shelf in my study.

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NASA celebrates 50-year anniversary of first spaceship docking in orbit

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Re: Makes me feel old

"These men are true legends"

Not legends but actual living people.

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Want to kick butts? Go cold turkey

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The secret to giving up the toe rags...

.. is A) You actually must want to give up, most people seem to do it because they feel its the right thing to do / are being nagged / think its too pricey rather than because they want to.

and B) Just stop. No patches, no E-Cigs / vaping, no binge eating. Simply stop.

I guarantee that anyone who fulfills both of these criteria will give up for good.

I know 9 people myself included that stopped using this "method"

People who use e-cigs have simply swapped one addiction for another (albeit a less harmful to the health one)

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Facebook Messenger: All your numbers are belong to us

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Re: Errrrrrmmmmmm...

RE : (which in my experience can't be uninstalled on android)

I disappeared it from my Z1 , there's no root access or anything like that involved, I used the cunningly named "Advanced Permission Manager" freely available from the App Store.

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Yelp-for-people app Peeple is back – so we rated Julia, its cofounder

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oh Dear...

10 of 10 for their belief in the overall goodness of "people" because that can be the only thing that allows them to believe this is a good idea.

As an aside, am I the only one who thinks the smiling girl looks like the Joker?

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Blah Blah blah ... I don't care! To hell with your tech marketing bull

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I really feel your loss :(

I had to say goodbye to one of my furry friends last month after 16 years, to say it sucked is a massive understatement

As for PR twonks, I'm happy to say goodbye to them anytime.

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Ad-blockers are a Mafia-style 'protection racket' – UK's Minister of Fun

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Re: Ridiculous

"Ad blocking is stupid. But stupid people obviously can't realize that."

Yep... paying for content is the way forward, I pay Sky a small fortune each month and as a result I enjoy a completely advert free experience..... oh wait.....

I would suggest that perhaps the stupidity being exhibited here is a bit closer to your home than you realize.

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Re: Paying

I pay a few quid a month to use the telegraph website and they still have ads! So naturally enough I use an ad blocker.

As always the advertisers want it all their own way, they want us to pay for content and still have us look at ads.

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Re: Takes one to know one

but here you usually get "all in one" packages.

Ummm.... my broadband has nothing whatsoever to do with my TV.

Landline / BB = supplier A

TV = Freesat as provided by me

Mobey = Supplier B

Just because you can buy packages doesn't mean its the only way to do it

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Pay for content...

You know I'm happy to pay for quality content if it means I don't have to endure adverts as well BUT Rupert has taught the world that people will pay through the nose for mediocre content and STILL put up with adverts.

So I'll take the stuff I don't have to pay for and use an ad blocker as long as those ads are loud and intrusive and for the stuff I pay for I'll *never* turn off the ad blocker.

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Microsoft sneaks onto Android while Android sneaks onto Windows

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Re: The future creeps closer...

re yeah, I read that, then looked at the downvotes and chuckled...

The downvotes were inevitable :D

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

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Re: Correction

"Kingston Upon Hull, City of Culture 2017"

As in yoghurt

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Between you, EE and the lamppost ... this UK cell network is knackered

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Surely the real problem here is the ridiculous spelling of her name ?

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'Leave' or 'Stay' in the referendum? UK has to implement GDPR either way

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Big Brother

I think you're all making some big assumptions.... I doubt that just because we happen to vote "leave" means we will actually leave.

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Re: Stop repeating rubbish please

"just the Spanish contingent whose houses are aleady undervalued compared to the original purchase prices"

or to look at it from another perspective

just the Spanish contingent whose houses were already overvalued compared to the current actual value

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What we all really need is an SD card for our cars. Thanks, SanDisk

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I cannot believe...

how worked about this some of you are :0

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There’s a module for that: LG launches G5 smartphone complete with 'friends'

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Re: LG CAM Plus

"Xperia Z here, and nope. no dedicated shutter button"

my Z1 has one.

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LG CAM Plus

carry a lot of extra shit to turn your phone into a camera o just simply carry an actual camera.

There's nothing wrong with the snappers on a lot of modern mobeys but they are not serious cameras and no amount of extra dodads will change that. (notable exception Sony phones, they at least have a pedigree in as much that Sony do make decent cameras and are the only phones that still have a dedicated shutter button I think)

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Triple-murderer prisoner keeps mobile phone in his butt for a week

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Re Shit recpetion

I bet he still gets better reception than I do on vodafone....

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Vodafone puts hundreds of Brits on the 'at risk of layoffs' list

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Burn them with fire.

Shittest. Company. ever.

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Facebook tells Viz to f**k right off

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Re: Permanently deleted you say?

They will delete it completely.... you can either "deactivate" or "delete" you are in current state of "deactivated" its invisible to all but FB computers; were you to decide to reactivate it you would find it exactly as you left it, if you see what I mean. If you delete it , its gone. Well that's what they say anyway.

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