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Chrome makes new password grab in version 34

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Re: Chrome...

Why even use Chrome in the first place when there's Chromium, Iron and Dragon. Same engine. Maxthon is kind of interesting also. I find I need backup browsers for when, say, Firefox wants to open each and every flash object on a page. All at once....

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Wookiee! CHEWIE'S BACK in Star Wars Ep VII – blab Hollywood 'sources'

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Trollface

Re: Just to be on the safe side...

@I ain't Sparticus: Dammit! Now THIS I would get excited about! Look, go convince Cinemax (does it still exist?) that you have the new Game of Thrones.

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Joke

Re: Mr Creosote

Heh, bucket head. Heh...heh, heh! Bucket head!!

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Re: Is the film going to be sponsored by Samsung?

Wait. Episode One had a plot? I can't remember anything much about it except that Jar Jar was annoying, that there was some kinda race that was sorta cool and that bad characters seemed to talk with Russian accents. I completely gave up after that. BTW, I accidentally found out while waiting to get food stamps (an American thing) that it is even WORSE when the sound is turned off. How many things can you say that about?

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USA opposes 'Schengen cloud' Eurocentric routing plan

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What else could we have expected? I, for one, hope Europe (and elsewhere) goes ahead with it. Our folly knows no bounds.

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Windows 8 BREAKS ITSELF after system restores

beep54

I don't think XP was especially buggy when it came out. It could have been but the main problems were: 1) little driver support and, 2) you needed a whole new kit to run it.

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Pint

Re: Is Windows 8 fundamentally broken?

Beer. Because there isn't a Everclear icon

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Facepalm

Re: Is Windows 8 fundamentally broken?

@MacGyver Windows has been fundamentally broken for decades now and they choose to not fix it. They'd rather slap on bells and whistles (Me? I rather like Aero). But the file manager, which even MS can't figure out what to call, is different from the browser [can you explicate Windows Explorer?] WE, since I've mentioned it, just sucks big time. And this is, ya know, sorta what an OS is supposed to do in the first place [/rant]

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Facebook swallows Oculus VR goggle-geeks. Did that really happen?

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Re: NOooooOOoooo

HP? Why not Yahell. Or even AOL(hell). Still, we can hope that f*book will just drown in the cash it spews. Well. One can hope....

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Netflix coughs up to cruise on Comcast

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Re: Do they call it free market?

"Funny, it smells." There. Fixed that for ya

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Re: Do they call it free market?

@Jediben

Just willfully trying hard not to pay attention, aren't we?

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Another U.S. state set to repeal rubber duck ban

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Re: @ Mad Mike

Just haven't been paying attention to American news, have we?

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Comcast Corp to merge with Time Warner Cable in MONSTER $45bn deal

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Re: Translation

You win. "Always our bitch."

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Re: It should be blocked by the anti-trust authorities

"...arguably, there is even less competition between broadband companies than between phone operators in the US…!"

NO! Not arguably: True. I live in Austin, TX. I KNOW!

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Time Warner merger great for Comcast, but not for anybody else

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Re: Three Things to Remember

You really need to check out our politics here in the US. It is brutal. Kansas has effected a law that would have made Google fiber illegal in the first city that it was rolled out in. No guesses on who lobbied for that.

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Re: What?

It is sad to say but I'd bet that there is far more than 3 people. And that they are all making a helluvalotta money.

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Re: What?

As to "Monopolies always exhibit near-zero innovation--even regulated monopolies. It's just a fact", it is always worth noting that ATT sat on the discovery of magnetic tape. For damn near 50 years. Because? Ooooh, it could hurt our bottom line! [ok, there's a joke there, but I'll leave that to you]. Imagine what that discovery could have done to the war effort. And yes, I mean THAT one; the big one. There is no question that Bell Labs was awesome. But there certainly are questions as to what it might have hided.

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Evil

When evil merges with evil, does it then officially become megaevil? Inquiring, and, hell, even us US citizens, want to know.

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Rotten to the core: Apple’s 10 greatest FAILS

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Re: Memories...

Dear lord! There really WAS a Matt Helm TV series. God, I would have thought that those Dean Martin movies would have killed the franchise dead, although they do have the somewhat dubious distinction of spawning the Austin Powers movies. I loved the Matt Helm series as a kid as was forbidden (uh, right) the Bond books. Too racy, I was told. But the Helm books were far grittier than anything that Fleming dreamed up. And, hey, JFK himself liked reading them.

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Fucking magnets! [sorry, I had to]

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Netflix speed index shows further decline in Verizon quality

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Re: Or to look at it the other way

Had to jump in here with this

http://www.howtogeek.com/181879/ask-htg-why-is-my-download-speed-slower-than-the-internet-i-pay-for/

A thing that even geeks might not have got.

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Facepalm

Re: Overly aggressive throttling?

These things aren't going to resize themselves? What, if anything, do you mean with that? Ok let's start off with the 'needs time' thingy. Absolutely wrong. You seem to think that pure monopolistic capitalism is good for ALL! [hint: not] Here in the US, choice, as far as ISP's goes means either the devil you know or that other devil you knew, but ran away, screaming, from because you thought you had a 'choice'. And THAT is assuming there even was that 'choice' in the first place. Now. Let's go with the full "a capital good (needs some time to get bigger)" Hum, gee...sorta like the telephone company needed to charge long-distance fees way, way far past the time that this made any sense (er, have you ever even noticed long distance charges on your smart phone? Thought not). Or making you rent the phone in your house [note to the young 'uns: yes. Not only did they do that, but even after it became painfully clear that this was wrong, they continued to do that anyways, mostly to old people, essentially screwing them out of hundreds if not thousands of dollars just simply because no one had told them that, hey, you can go buy your own phone now] What I am trying to say here is, is that a 'capital good' {I put that in quotation marks because while I am not an economist, I play one on the Intertubes, just like you} like an ISP probably needs competition in order to be any good. On the other hand, it is perfectly obvious that without it, well, then the US will probably remain behind, oh, say, Romania in terms of Internet service. We invented it and we SUCK at it, mostly because people with deep pockets want those pockets to be far, far deeper. I think Google got into the game for this very reason. Simply to say hey LOOK! It Can be done and it is not that much of a problem! So. How does the existing structure respond? Go look at legislation in Kansas banning anything that even looks like what Google is doing in KC from ever happening again. Eh, BTW, don't know if it passed but even if not, that's enough to give pause. And I am not a Google rah/rah boy by any means. It is just that sometimes they do well and it should be acknowledged. ATT gave us the amazing Bell Labs which accidentally discovered background radiation while doing pure research. On the other hand, they sat on the discovery of magnetic tape (in the 1930's) because they feared it could impact their bottom line.

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Democrats introduce net neutrality legislation in Senate and House

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Trollface

Re: passage

@Neoc

Erm, that was the joke, you see. And why at least 11-dimensions were needed.

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Quivering, spine-tingling wearable tech: Strap it on and don't look back

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Happy

Re: The Tingler

And remember, when the movie originally came out in theaters, it too would shock you upright. The famous 'PerceptoVision' courtesy of Wm Castle. [see also the film, "Matinee"]

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Google bus protests are Kristallnacht against the rich – tech VC legend

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Facepalm

Re: Blame @ Charles Manning

For example, W spends most of his life partying, cheerleading and generally wasting money that was given him. Is it fair that he actually ends up as a Governor and then President. Of course not.

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Spanish cops tweet handy dope-smuggling advice

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Joke

Re: Twatted

Seems more straight-forward to simply call Twitter users 'twits', doesn't it?

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HP sticks thumb in Microsoft's eye, extends Windows 7 option for new machines

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Facepalm

Re: You've touched on the reason why there's a problem

Actually, the 'mirror shine' that I was looking for was a damn file manager that did not crash all the time. This year alone (I'm talking about 21 days), Windows Explorer has crashed 17 times. And you can't right click on anything in the navigation window; instant crash right there. Or how about all those times when Windows wants to 'help' you? Say you try to drag n drop something to the navigation pane and just as you drop it, Windows has decided it knows just where you wanted to put it, which wasn't at all where you wanted it. Now you have to figure out where it went and start over. And why oh why do you still have to hack the registry in order to get the immensly useful copy/move TO FOLDER right click option???? This is the g**damn mirror polish I'm looking for!!!! [using 7 BTW]

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Microsoft tries to trademark 'Mod' in the US

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Joke

Re: Quadrophenia!

In the film A Hard Days Night, Ringo was asked if he was a mod or a rocker. He quickly came back with, " I'm a mocker." Sorry. Always loved that bit.

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Samsung: Men, our Gear smartwatch will make you a hit with the sexy ladies

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Happy

Re: Nothing will ever top

to Evil Graham and Rik Myslewski:

Damn you! Damn you both to Hell for those links. My eyes!!! My ears!!!! Aaaarrrrrrgggghhhhhh!!!!!!!!

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Poker ace's vanishing hotel laptop WAS infected by card-shark – F-Secure

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Joke

Re: Dyes and Markers, Bats and Nails

"....Also, I would be hard pressed to find that wrench for $5"

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On the matter of shooting down Amazon delivery drones with shotguns

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Happy

Just hadda go'n knock all the fun outta ever' aspect of that story, dincha?

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Noisy qubits destroy data in order to save it

beep54

Re: @Martin Reminds me of this somehow;

"While people have differing opinions on the above I have never heard of any Christian group who object to quantum mechanics..."

Give them time. Apparently some groups have finally started to grasp some of Cantor's theories of infinity and found that they do not, nosiree, like that at ALL! Different sizes of infinity?? Bah! Humbug!!

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Hollywood: How do we secure high-def 4K content? Easy. Just BRAND the pirates

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No wonder you're posting as a coward. Idjit!

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Facebook sharpens ad-shifting tool: Soon users will eat creepily SPECIFIC ad-gloop

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Re: Serious question...

Consider this then: Why do you think spam hasn't died off? Obviously, because it works enough of the time. Same seems to be true of advertising (which I find really depressing) although how the outlay for it is justified is beyond me. I too am fairly immune to ads, except in a negative way. To this day I refuse to buy Tide detergent because their ads totally pissed me off nearly fifty years ago. As to FB, I'll just leave you with this:

http://nelson-haha.api-meal.eu/

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Senator halts Google's taxpayer-subsidized executive jet fuel deal

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Re: Surprise!

It is also worth noting that that Sen Grassley is a Republican, who are not known for being very good at science or even basic arithmetic. Hell, you could that for all Congress critters.

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Facebook stock-spaffers officially LOSERS: Stock hits all-time high of $45

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Re: The facebook singularity at $1,000,000,000,000

"They have not even begun to realize the value of what they have."

Dear God! Stop that; you're effing scaring me....

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Re: Short term Hike

Wait, the Delorean was actually pretty nifty. Something that you cannot say about the pile of shit that is facebook.

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Dell, the man, prevails in quest to wrest Dell, the company, from Wall Street

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Re: And "accelerate an enhanced customer experience"

Apparently they really have been working on customer service. I have a friend (yeah, yeah, hearsay, I know...) that was buying a laptop and Dell (the company) just bent over backwards to please him. I've certainly found Dell's website totally useful for getting my machines up to date. Of course, I'm a wee prejudiced towards them as I went to UT and was very familiar with Dobie Tower (the original HQ).

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ATTACK of the ROBOT BANKERS brings stock market to its knees

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Facepalm

Re: Fantasy share deals with *real* consequences .

Ooooh, automating investment into what is practically the definition of chaos...what could possibly go wrong, eh?

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Put down the (cod)piece and step away: Artist cuffed after sculpture cockup

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Re: I would ask the security agency for better trained guards

Actually, let's just say it: we are already seriously fucked when this is now normal reaction.

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Selfie twerks its way into the dictionary

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Facebook keeps company with misery say boffins

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Happy

Re: Obviously... @ AbortRetryFail

Twitter is the worst??! You twat! Wait....You twit you!! [There]. How can I possibly self-aggrandise myself in 140 characters or less?? How?! HOW, I ask you!! I need pictures!! I need audio!!! I need VIDS!!!!! With cats and such!!!!! Twitter? phooey. I will go LARGE on Facebook. Damn. Too effing bad that I hate Facebook so much. Oh well.

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More brutal PC numbers from Dell as revenues stay flat, profits sink

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Why I've liked Dells

I used to work in a Sally (Salvation Army to the rest of you) and Dell's were just a joy to work with. You could easily open them and deal with the innards, unlike HP's or Compaq's (yes, it HAS been a few years) which were annoyingly proprietorial. And lordy! Did you ever attempt to open an Apple pizza box from back then? A puzzle box from hell (but quite interesting once you got inside). Right now I have 2 old Dell's that more or less have been working just fine for some years now. They were, admittedly, given me. Had I the funds, I would definitely build my own because I have a very good idea of how to do that. But I have no problems recommending Dell's to people that need a new computer. Heck, around here (Austin), it is pretty much what they have anyways. If you are going for a top end machine, Dell is probably not what you want. Then again, I think they bought out Alienware and seem to have, nicely, left them alone. Personally, I'd like to see what Michael can do with the company once it goes private. And I think that the 'death' of the desktop is wildly overblown. It just simply is not the cash cow it was. But it ain't going away.

Beer. Simply because we brew some fine, fine stuff here

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Peak Apple? HOGWASH! Apple is 'extremely undervalued,' says Icahn

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Unhappy

Re: corporate raider

I am guessing that greed stopped being a motive a long time ago. It's now a game and one that is played with everyone else's money.

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Devil

Nothing more and nothing less. This idiot must be stopped before he wrecks more havoc.

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Elon Musk unveils Hyperloop – the subsonic tube of tomorrow

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Meh

Re: Damn it

Hum. Googling 'Terrortubes' I get tube guitar amps and shotgun shells. I doubt that either of those were what you were refencing....

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Microsoft offers IE 11 preview for Windows 7 ... but not Windows 8

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Happy

Re: Save yourself the headache...

Better yet, install Chromium or Comodo Dragon (Chromium based), neither of which phones home to Google.

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For pity's sake: DON'T MOVE to the COUNTRY if you want to live

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Devil

Re: Haven't you watched

Actually, you're safe on that score. Both Castle Rock and Sunnydale (you know, Hellmouth and all) were eventually destroyed. DO, however, avoid staying at the Overlook Hotel in any case.

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Jackboot dangled over NSA's throat for US spy dragnet outrage

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FAIL

Pretty much figured that any number of people would have made this point before could get to it. That sentence sticks out from the moment you encounter it like your guts hanging from your own abdomen

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