* Posts by Captain Scarlet

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Obi: These ARE the 'droids you're looking for

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with micro secure digital (SD) expansion

Just spat out tea, would have thought an ex Apple bod would be against expandable storage!

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Nano – meet her: AMD's Radeon R9 4K graphics card for non-totally bonkers gamers, people

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Re: $649 (£420)

Problem with products considered niche :(

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Re: Hope to read more on this subject

Not all Mini ITX Cases are the ultra small ones, there are ones that will handle this as people do actually want smaller machines with plenty of grunt.

I am all for it as it means more choice for the PC builders!

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FBI collars exec who allegedly tried to nick secrets of game fronted by babe Kate Upton

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Re: But Kate Upton isn't even in the game!

Its all about advertising and trying to get people to play the game, check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evony#Advertising_campaign for something similar.

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Boffins unwrap honeybee black box recorder project

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Re: Environmental stresses

Ah you beat me to it.

There must be better ways than slapping an electronic tag on them

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BYOD? More like CYOD as companies still set the parameters

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Re: Why?

Because people asked and I assume and the beanies saw a way to reduce costs?

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Spotify now officially even worse than the NSA

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The average person isn't going to read it or care until something high profile happens

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YouTube bloggers told to slap 'advert' stickers on their vid posts

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I like the Summer Trifle Cookies which M&S have taken off the shelves :'(, not an advert just a demand to slap them back on the shelves >_<

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WD unleashes bigger, badder, Black and revved, rapido Red Pro

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Re: 6TB is lighter than the 5TB product baffles us

Not sure why you put a joke icon, I would say its a reasonable assumption.

That amount of Helium I would presume would have an affect on the products weight

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Japan's 'White Stork' soars heavenwards to ISS

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Re: Wasted Opportunity

I hadn't realised space shuttles had Astronauts shouting POWER whilst they were power sliding around the Moon with another Astronauts shouting "What are you doing man" and the other being sick.

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Mumsnet founder 'swatted by misogynist griefers'

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PostCode?

Why on earth is a post code even provided as an option, I thought Mumsnet was a community forum?

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Linux Foundation wants open source projects to show you their steenking badges

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Not sure about propaganda, to me looks it like corporate red tape

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Dixons Carphone still has 7.5k Windows XP EPOS systems

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Yeah except what if you only discover after, still horrified to see a Windows 2000 screensaver appear on a till I had just paid with a card many months ago at one of the cafe's in Luton airport.

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security taken extremely seriously

Yes I believe you

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Veedub flub hubbub stubs car-jack hack flap

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Re: Physical access required

Get a chauffeur, first world problem resolved

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BOFH: Why, I LOVE work courses. Please tell me more, o wise one!

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Re: Am I the only one...

My experience is those courses require "team building exercises" where its difficult to not go into a Coma before the next you must take these three items over the river and you only have two places (They don't like the lob everything to another equally bored person over the "raging river "oddly).

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175 MILLION websites still powered by Windows Server 2003

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Re: Things look better than they did last week...

And I take it you don't want to mention about the instances of NT4 left!

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Hey, Apple, we’re watching Faulty Tellies. Gonna tell us why?

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hmm are the Ads a hint?

Seeing as the article is plastered with EE ads maybe the CE badge is wrong?

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Oracle pulls CSO's BONKERS anti-bug bounty and infosec rant

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Customer finding bugs

I think customers should start using the Bug Bounty Program, if researchers get paid why don't you as a customer?

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Opera Software asks fat lady to stay shtum for a bit, but keep humming

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Re: figures

I can't remember any issues with sites with the Presto version of Opera, I always used it as it used to handle its resource usage nicely and the interface customisation was exactly what I wanted. The ability to have tabs on multiple lines (Instead of squashing them) and have them save upon closing the browser was something I missed straight away (I'm a former Lotus Notes user what do you expect!).

I for one miss the "useless cruft" of the Presto based browser.

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Update Firefox NOW to foil FILE-STEALING vulnerability exploit, warns Mozilla

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Re: View PDF

I always force my browser to download PDF's and then open, simply because I get furious when said plugin then decides to crash and take the browser tab with it.

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Reclothed BlackBerry Passport launched as Silver Edition

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Re: O_O Why not a replacement Q10

I don't like typing on touchscreen phones, for me typing on the Q10 makes my typing more accurate therefore overall faster.

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Re: O_O Why not a replacement Q10

Its my own personal phone, I'm not impressed with my work Lumia.

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O_O Why not a replacement Q10

I am not interested in the reskinned special "Some Posh Brand" Blackberry, replace the hideously out of date models for those of us Blackberry users who are still left!

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OFFICIAL SCIENCE: Men are freezing women out of the workplace

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Hate Air Cons

Where I work we were to late to notice the bleeding "master" controls were placed in the comms room and that they wanted all the panels locked out, this leads to lynch mobs when people get to hot or cold.

I've now worked out during summer to place them on automatic at 22C and not to make them blow downwards (As the people underneath tend to want to kill you), during winter heat only (They are our only form of heat anyway) and point down with max fan speed at 24C.

If not you have to tell people to stop turning off the units (Why is everything apart from power locked out >_<) and to be patient as it takes around an hour for the temperature to adjust.

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W3C's bright idea turned your battery into a SNITCH for websites

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Re: Solution?

Use a crap browser

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If you installed Windows 10 and like privacy, you checked the defaults, right? Oh dear

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Waiting for SP1 always pays off

But then again so does hitting custom setup as it appears even Windows will at some point ship with the Ask.com toolbar

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Hey, Apple! 1999 just called and it wants its voicemail avatar back

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O_O American's have to pay to be cold called!

I see no reason for this, its an outrage!

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Google sneaks out new clip-on tech goggles for saddo Glassholes

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Oh

I can see uses for it such in a warehouse/production instead of looking at the display of handheld piece of equipment, put the display on the glasses. But then again no-one likes change (Very expensive wrist mounted computers with Finger scanners gather dust whilst the traditional handheld scanner computer are always in demand).

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The Breakfast (Table) of Champions: Micro Machines

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Re: Turbo Tournament

"the carefully timed nudge of the opposition"

How people screamed when you both tried to nudge each other and end up both crashing offscreen

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Later cartridges with 2 extra controller ports made it a brilliant game to play with your mates.

Something I feel the wii could never replicate (As I kept being smacked in the mouth by the person next to me)

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MORE Windows 10 bugs! Too many Start menu apps BREAK it

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Re: sounds like enough but...

"wtf do you do with all the icons!"

Scroll through very fast and yell "WEEEE!"

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Speed freak: Kingston HyperX Predator 480GB PCIe SSD

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Its still an extra maker though to start driving the prices down.

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'Untraceable' VoIP caller ID-spoofing website accepts Bitcoin

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I find they keep calling until you slam the phone down on them or you get in first and sell them something.

Most call centres have a click the moment you say Hello, the moment I hear this *SLAM*.

On the odd occasion where this is missed I and I don't recognise the caller, I like reverting to trying to sell them something (Before they get the chance).

I very rarely get cold calls now, another tactic for work is forwarding the call to a fax machine.

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HP slaps dress code on R&D geeks: Bin that T-shirt, put on this tie

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Re: Tidy Desk

Desk tidy policy, move crap to a desk you want to steal. (Or in my case guard)

After a month claim it as your departments.

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Time for a brutal TELLY-OFF: Android TV versus Firefox OS

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Long updates

This is why the Blu Ray Player gathers dust, just update or optimise in the background and stop bothering me!

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Police investigate strange case of doughnut-licking pop singer Ariana Grande

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Re: Doughnut? Or, donut?

I had to Google that to check and now all I to do is stuff my face full of Pastries :'(

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Samsung to launch a Snapdragon 808-based clamshell smartphone

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Possible replacement for an aging Q10

If their next phone is android not BB10 this probably would be something I would want instead.

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'The server broke and so did my back on the flight to fix it'

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Re: That is a really idiotic design choice.

"Garmin uncommanded restart when approaching a complex junction"

Yes my current model likes to do this, where as my previous Garmin's were rock solid (i3 and C510).

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Rise of the Machines: ROBOT KILLS MAN at Volkswagen plant

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j) Blame the Government

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Re: Tasteless

H&S should mean some sort of Lock off procedure, where if someone needs to access a dangerous area that part is disabled in some way (Normally power). I have only ever seen drum/food lines up close and even those I wouldn't dare go anywhere near if they were off let alone on and running.

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Facebook unveils SECRET logo furtle – in a TWEET

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Re: You have to wonder how much they spent

Yes and every change to the Logo will have some sort of reason behind it and why stupid things like email signatures must have Kerning on (Actually happened ARGH!!!!)

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Britain beats back Argies over Falklands online land grab

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British Overseas Territory not UK Overseas Territory

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Man in India claims his new iPhone 6 combusted in his car

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Re: Samsung exploding washing machines

Comparing devices with moving parts to ones without is a tad unfair.

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NOD32 AV remote root wormable hack turns corporate fleets to meat

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Is title Correct?

I assume the security suite and other products with the same script scanners not running the pre-release engine are affected as well?

I could be wrong but nothing on the Eset site confirm what was affected and haven't seen any updates on my Eset install (Security Suite).

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BlackBerry boss vows to keep making phones

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*to big.

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I find the Passport to bug.

I am also after a replacement to the Q10 (A BB one as BB10 does what I want it to) but it looks like its not going to happen :(

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Heinz cockup sees Ketchup's QR codes spurt saucy sites

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lax domain name maintenance

"once the promotion concluded, Heinz lost interest in the domain"

I've been firing stuff at Marketing like "This domain for promotion x is a year old and gets 2 views a month. It costs money so is it going to be reused or can I get rid of it?", I thought just leaving domains not used by anyone for 10 years would be lax maintenance. Fingers crossed no QR codes are on the products we produce here or else I'm the scapegoat.

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45% of UK data centres have suffered a natural disaster. Really?

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Re: Earth tremors...

The BOFH and PFY can only use that excuse so many times before the bodies are discovered!

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NatWest IT cock-up sees 600,000 transactions go 'missing'

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Ah I seem to have offended some Natwest staff, damn that's my scheduled payments going to fail then :(

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