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Are MPs smarter than 5-year-olds? We'll soon find out at coding school – Berners-Lee

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Re: OMG

I can see this ending up as another Committee for something

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Fasthosts goes titsup, blames DNS blunder

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Re: Loss of service

Normally the TOS will have some way of basically saying we won't pay you for anything but an act of god.

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Broadband sellers in the UK are UP TO no good, says Which?

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ADSL

As far as I am concerned these days whatever provider you use ADSL speed will never improve, the only difference is the Fibre to Cabinet offerings.

I always tell people not to believe adverts and go for a reputable company (Almost no-one ever listens).

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'Open source just means big companies can steal your code.' O RLY?

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Re: Jeremy Clarkson

I didn't see it fitting in with the Clarkson style of needing tyre squealing/smoke whilst shouting "POWER", V8's and requiring something to explode.

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BAD SANTA: Don't get ripped off this Christmas

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Re: Further shopping tips

"Pay Pal on eBay"

You don't really have a choice on eBay of who to use, although you can use another service it requires people to be less lazy.

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BOFH: An UNHOLY MATCH forged amid the sweet smell of bullsh*t

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Worst nightmare

Nothing worse, people telling you what to do to "improve" which normally involves selling you their services, saying you have security holes when their automated test doesn't check it properly and the person compiling the report doesn't check it properly. Well that and auditors saying this audit entry needs more information (Almost had to raise an accident form for that).

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DEATH fails to end mobile contract: Widow forced to take HUBBY's ASHES into shop

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But at Comcast you can almost leave whilst alive, here you have to be dead and provide 4 eye witnesses and a sample of your dead self!

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Virgin Media struck dumb by NATIONWIDE packet loss balls-up

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Re: Once again

Happened in Harlow so not just in London

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Philae healthier... beams CHEESE: Proud ESA shows off FIRST COMET SURFACE PIC

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Re: More photos kept back >-(

Hmm maybe they spotted some green rings

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DAY ZERO, and COUNTING: EVIL 'UNICORN' all-Windows vuln - are YOU patched?

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Re: Hopeless...

"If you think bugs should not occur then I challenge you to write a million lines of code with ZERO bugs in it from day one"

Looking at my code I would struggle with one bug per few thousand lines, however in this case I could just cheat and make one million lines of Commented Out lines :D

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Hacker Hammond's laptop protected by pet password

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Re: @Mark 85

Yep for me my simple password to logon will do me as there are tools which can easily reset it anyway (I'm a Windows User). Anything which I feel I don't want accessible I'll attempt to keep separate, encrypted and password protected with a strong string.

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

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Re: That hoverbike level!

URGH!

I remember playing Battletoads on that level with another player, that damn level was impossible always either myself or a friend would get a jump wrong >_<

Still trying to get through it with the magic of emulators with internet connectivity with said person and still failing :(

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Chinese coder's got 99 problems and getting hitched is one: Huge iPhone woo plot FAILS

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Re: Box clever?

I suspect they were just printed on a standard printer with images off the internet

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NHS slow to react as Windows XP support nears the end

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Last XP machine

I haven't swapped my last XP machine over yet (Its turned off unplugged in a box), I use it to troll anyone who asks how when we will be migrated away from XP. If they really annoy me the ancient Windows 3.1 laptop gets thrown at them (With the help of the PFY, its heavy!).

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That 'TECH-FREE' Nophone? It was already out years ago

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Re: Why would anyone want one or invest in such a thing?

Come on, you must someone who has to be "different".

This is the perfect device for them and means they don't have to dye their hair a silly colour.

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Drupalgeddon megaflaw raises questions over CMS bods' crisis mgmt

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Re: That's what you get for not using

The last time I checked TYPO3 had a big learning curve, drupal and other CMS scripts such as e107 are simple to setup and does what most people need.

Paris because obviously I'm dumb for not using TYPO3

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The ULTIMATE CRUELTY: Sandworm uses PowerPoint against Swiss bank customers

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Re: Olé olé olé

Dear lord no, the amount of times someone wants to modify text on an image they have is rather annoying. Almost as bad as people making you have to click something on a slide to make a video play (JUST SET IT TO AUTOPLAY >_<).

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Sony borks fanboi funboxes with dodgy PS4 update

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Re: AC, XBone is cool

/me enters argument with something about computers being better

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Hate the BlackBerry Z10 and Passport? How about this dusty old flashback instead?

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In the UK one of the only people in this city to probably have a Q10, still prefer it though compared to my previous phones.

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Vulture trails claw across Lenovo's touchy N20p Chromebook

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Re: Yeah but...

With 16GB of storage it'll need to be put on a diet to fit in it.

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Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST

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Have to agree ditched my watch after getting my first mobile, as I used to work in a shop my watches would just get scratched or cracked anyway. Now I don't feel I need it, I mean most places have a clock, there is one in my car and on my computer so don't feel the need for one.

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'MYSTERIOUS PYRAMID STRUCTURE' found on COMET beyond Mars: Landing planned

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Re: Pyramid like?

Oi that's my stash of Ferrero Rocher, now Captain Black will likely be on his way to steal it!

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Nokia Lumia 735: Ignore the selfie hype, it's a grown-up phone

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Erm ok why has someone down voted everyone by one giving advice, I am giving advise based on the hardware I have in front of me (As many people know I am have a Q10 anyway so a Windows Phone isn't my choice of handset).

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On Windows 7 and with a Nokia Lumia 635's yes although its not assigned a drive letter.

It does nag to install Windows phone software though :(

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Microsoft: Yeah, about that 50% post-Christmas customer price hike...

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Re: 2015 will be interesting an interesting year..

The last time I tried to get the company stay on an existing version of office Finance basically slapped me down, they ended up with the latest version of Office as the existing version didn't support enough rows and columns :(

As Finance spread sheets spread like a virus everyone else in the company ended up requiring it as well.

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Top 10 SSDs: Price, performance and capacity

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Re: Just in time

Myself I went for a M550 250GB when it came out and will look to either replace it with a larger capacity drive when I come to it or just plonk another one in (Because I feel a tad lazy) and use it as a second drive. For me the right time to do it as I still have 100GB left on my SSD drive and hopefully when I need a larger one they would have fallen in price again.

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So long Lotus 1-2-3: IBM ceases support after over 30 years of code

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Re: Notes

If I am honest Email was just slapped on in Lotus Notes, items such as sending out of offices immediately instead of when an agent was scheduled. Since version 7 the email side started to get better and I still prefer version 8 over outlook (Apart from the horrendous start times of the full fat client). Since version 5 for basic Notes "programs" I haven't seen the need for the client, where possible forwarded users to the website, almost all features worked and stopped things like if a user opened more than 256 emails at once the tabs would disappear.

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Welcome the world's new Most Phished Country: Australia

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Re: Pre-paid credit card only touches the net here

All sounds good but I suffer from this condition called "Being a Lazy Git"

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BT claims almost-gigabit connections over COPPER WIRE

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Re: I wish they would give me something anywhere near that...

For me they said it'll come on such and such a date, but then on that date add a year as they have done for the past few years, NTL just told me to go away even though they keep spamming me with their offers I can't get.

*Waves fist with envy that a street away they have both NTL and BT Fibre to Cabinet Options*

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Titan falls! Blizzard cancels World of Warcraft successor

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Re: Cutting your losses can be applauded sometimes.

I see you learned from Duke Nukem Forever then!

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Supercapacitors have the power to save you from data loss

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Meh

My opinion is I would not want my SAN(s) to shutdown at the same time as my servers, in theory if everything is done writing would you worry about losing power?

If the SAN shuts down at the same time what about that crusty old Windows Server with a hideous program that takes 5 minutes to close that everyone has somewhere hidden from view?

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Heatmiser digital thermostat users: For pity's sake, DON'T SWITCH ON the WI-FI

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I bet the Utility Companies

Will be driving around ramping up everyone's heating so they can maximise their profits!

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Nvidia blasts sueballs at Qualcomm, Samsung – wants Galaxy kit banned

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Re: Whither Apple?

Except with ARM designs you can do whatever you want with it, add stuff, replace stuff or not include anything not required.

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Ballmer PERSONALLY wrote Windows' Blue Screen of Death text

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Re: mmmmmm.....

--Nerd Alert--

It depends what plugins are crowbarring their way into Lotus Notes, every AV with Lotus Notes monitor I ever saw managed to make it far more unstable and a nightmare when changing AV products (As Notes.ini can't be amended externally when its open).

Without the only issue I ever saw was users not using Ctrl - Break to stop whichever agent had got itself into a mess on the .nsf program (If you can call it that) being used.

--End Nerd--

Also if you want BSOD's run Windows ME with 128MB of ram

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BSOD > Bomb Icon

Always hated the Bomb kernel panic on old Mac OS's (Normally because it would mean having to rekey in stuff into the Filemaker pro DB the company I worked for then used), I think it should have been a troll icon.

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Epiphany hits Raspberry Pi founders, users

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Re: Re End User Desktop

hmm did Basic type programming on Windows 3.1 with Lego something or other.

Was fantastic until my brick sorting crane ignored a command and then ripped itself apart in front of the teacher. I do remember it as being a bit of fun which for most children it needs to be to start with.

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KER-CHING! CryptoWall ransomware scam rakes in $1 MEEELLION

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I estimate around a hundred down votes, lets pull up a chair and watch them roll in.

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Now that's FIRE WIRE: HP recalls 6 MILLION burn-risk laptop cables

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Re: HP Cables Here In The UK Have A Fault To

I can also confirm UK plugs are affected, I came across one this morning and checked.

In the middle of trying to get everyone to check everything as a precaution.

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Re: Really HP? Really! Even the power cables overheat!?

Your HP notebook computer should have an option in the BIOS to leave the fan always on when plugged in.

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Six of the best gaming keyboard and mouse combos

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Re: Hmmm

This doesn't surprise me, recently I got so fed up with keyboards missing key presses I went for a Mechanical one. Build quality on keyboards for me has gone downhill and even the ones at work I tend to replace every few months when they start requiring a hammer to register certain key presses.

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Researcher details how malware gives AV the slip

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Re: Virtual question

They seem to mention being able to try and hide from certain researchers, so they might also lookup the company name its registered to or for certain registration strings as well as looking for the obvious signs of a virtual machine.

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Re: The solution

Yes unless they have a horrid payload to try and spite researchers in which it might be a bad thing

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BT customers face broadband and landline price hikes

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Re: Looks like I got my timing bang on....

Just don't cancel early which I have just been forced to do, eye watering cancellation fee

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Galileo can't do the fandango: Two Euro GPS nav sats sent into WRONG ORBIT

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Re: "Sometimes wish I never gone up at all"

Trousers not Pants.

Marvellous that's sorted then, time for a Cuppa.

--SLURP--

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Leak: Intel readies next round of NUC

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Re: the latest and greatest

I want nice shiny and smooth visuals so I'll stick to requiring a discrete GPU. However a little machine like this is perfect for office and home office use and general entertainment and makes me wonder why so many set top boxes still are so large and oddly shaped.

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GitHub.io killed the distro star: Why are people so bored with the top Linux makers?

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Re: Booths?

"I'm pretty sure that the only reason for trade shows anymore is as an excuse for people to not be at work"

SSSHHHH! The PHB's might be looking at the comments!

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TV transport tech, part 2: From sofa to server at the touch of a button

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It probably is a rebadged Supermicro just with a sub vendor logo slapped on.

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Take the shame: Microsofties ADMIT to playing Internet Explorer name-change game

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Browser

Sorry I am lazy :(

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Time to move away from Windows 7 ... whoa, whoa, who said anything about Windows 8?

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Re: Gartner is, as usual, smoking crack.

I complain about everything, its to hot, its to cold, why did no one refill the coffee jar, the copier is telling you to put paper in, but mostly I complain about software.

Take a crappy software package (Which I think is worse than Mac OS9) which appears to be made for Windows 3.1, which can be made to run on Windows 7. Its actually supported but hasn't been updated since the last ice age. Last year the server software (Which needs to be run on the console session and annoys me by randomly stopping every year demanding I click Oui) decided it had no disk space available when it had 40. Turns out a very old bug in their dev software where if you have exactly a multiple of 4GB of space free it decided it was out of space. Every new OS that comes out I ask will it run on so and so and get told, no idea please let us know and how you made it run.

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Seven Apple Store staff cuffed in alleged $500k stolen iPhone scam bust

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More resale value than what it looks like I'll get for my Q10 once my contract comes up for renewal!

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