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Man brings knife to a gun fight and WINS

pepper

So the suspect actually managed to disarm a man with a gun that appeared at his door? That is actually quite impressive and sensible given the circumstances!

EDIT: Nevermind, the whole switcharoo got my confused for a second. The writing isnt very clear about who's who in this report.

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Why US Feds and g-men kick up a stink about a growing smartphone encryption trend

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Re: We say, they say.

Peter File?

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Apple blacklists tech journo following explicit BENDY iPhone vid

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Re: mind games

Actually, my best bet is that heat is a factor in the reported bending in pants, Especially since it seems to buckle at a weaker part. Why exactly I dont know because I'm pretty sure the design could functions with the right materials.

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Driving with an Apple Watch could land you with a £100 FINE

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Re: @Brenda McViking

I hate to break it to you but in a circuit is exactly the point at which something is about to pop up into your view, sometimes at the same height, different speed and converging angle. I take it you havent flown much in VFR traffic? It's just as bad as a kid jumping your plane, only then messier.

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iPhone 6: The final straw for Android makers eaten alive by the data parasite?

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Re: Premium Android

The Sony Z2 was on my to be considered list for a short while until I realized that I havent forgiven Sony yet for the Other OS fiasco on the PS3. I went with a LG G2 which is a damn fine phone!

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Re: Vertu

The Z1 to 3 line seems very populair, I see that phone pop up everywhere in the past few months.

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Jesus phone RAISED from DEAD. Watch iPhone 6 get BURNED, DROWNED, SMASHED

pepper

Heh, my father's iPhone 4S survived a similar ordeal only cause I have picked it up and placed it in a safe place multiple times. It's even better when he goes on that he cannot find his phone!

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Why Apple had to craft a pocket-busting 5.5in Plus-sized iPhone 6 (thank LG, Samsung etc)

pepper

Re: Gaining hardware but losing software = losing market share?

Steve, yes it works on IOS 7 but that is not available for the iPhone 3GS, sort of frustrating since it's still a working device.

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Re: Gaining hardware but losing software = losing market share?

Steve, the Podcast feature from the music player that could update and track podcasts is gone in the 6.18 IOS Software. I was a bit puzzled when I wanted to subscribe to podcasts but the device wouldnt allow me(even though all sorts of guides told me I could). This was on a iPhone 3GS. Turns out that Apple seperated the Podcast software from the Music Player, fair enough... Well no, turns out you can only install that on 4S versions and up(IOS 7+), effectively removing features from older models. I came across a few other instances of this as well. Add to that no good free software for podcasts for IOS 6 and well, it's just looking extremely shoddy.

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Apple's big bang: iPhone 6, ANOTHER iPhone 6 Plus and WATCH OUT

pepper

Re: Few questions

Not sure the Nexus 4 has those, havent seen the fingerprint bollocks on any phone at all really. Most android flagship phones of last year did already have all of those features though, not sure the camera things are such a big deal, it looks more like marketing speak. If you do enjoy good camera's you can always check the HTC or Nokia phones, they are lovely.

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Re: Well I never

So it's not gold but alloy'd gold. Great, seems redundant really.

Also, I've been heavily underwhelmed with Apple, seems like they are a year behind all the other flagship phones nowadays.

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Jony Ive: Apple iWatch will SCREW UP Switzerland's economy

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Re: When a design is essentially perfect why change it?

Aluminium can be a excellent and strong material to use if you alloy it correctly! Dont blame the material, blame the designer!!

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BOFH: We CAN do that with a Raspberry Pi, but think of the BODIES

pepper

We got sensors like that where I work, when in the storage room behind a shelve it will turn off(badly placed sensor), so people always jam the door open with a fire extinguisher so that there is atleast light coming in. We also got a similair sensor in the riveting box that doesnt trigger if you are at the far end so it all goes black...

Wish we just had normal light switches..

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Royal Navy parks 470 double-decker buses on Queen Elizabeth

pepper

Re: Kudos all round

I agree, this has been a very enjoyable saturday experiment!

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Re: There are at least three options for multi-role aircraft TODAY.

Well, the F-16's are useless in a carrier configuration, the airframe is not build for it(One does not simply strengthen a airframe). The Arrestor is more a experimental emergency braking system next to the parachute system. Its not advisable to use it if you want to avoid lengthy inspections.

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BOFH: On the contrary, we LOVE rebranding here at the IT dept

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Re: GCHQ wants to know what NSA hasn't a clue about and isn't being recorded for reporting in leaks

Hey now! I like that he's back as well! It's like a eadon only then less annoying!

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TrueCrypt considered HARMFUL – downloads, website meddled to warn: 'It's not secure'

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Re: Thing is...

Heh, I just did a quick search for that Wajam company, I ended up on the wiki page and started reading the talk pages(which are often quite informative).

That company is massively trolling wikipedia in the hopes of getting any positive PR.

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Welcome to Heathrow Terminal, er, Samsung Galaxy S5

pepper

Re: Airports are becoming luna parks - allowing customers to travel is not their main aim

Ah yes, the seven rings of hell.

Some worthy readings: http://www.skygod.com/quotes/airports.html

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Apple, Beats and fools with money who trust celeb endorsements

pepper

Re: @Fihart re snakeoil

Haha thats gold, he seems to be mixing facts with fairy tales!

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UK.gov data sell-off row: HMRC denies claims it'll flog YOUR private info

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Re: Daily Mail?

@ Evan Essence

Not sure, did a quick search for his Open Data User Group, but it doesnt really exist on wikipedia(the link to it does...). I get a feeling its a recent rebranding of something else.

http://data.gov.uk/odug

https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/129

http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Open-Data-User-Group-4367612

This whole Open Data User Group really just looks like a front for companies to siphon off private data, it appears to be under control of companies and doesnt really have any 'user' interest groups at hand, the british equivalent of the EFF/Bit for Freedom etc.

Dodgy all around really, if I wouldnt know better I would scream scam from the top of my lungs.

EDIT: There is a certain irony in his request for El Reg to "Please engage with the Open Data User Group for a balances view". Looks like his group himself never attempted any such thing!

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Re: Daily Mail?

Btw, that open_paul lad joined up today and only made one post so far(the one above). So likely someone involved in the project or a shill. Or both.

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Really? Sigh. Really? Apple's lawsuit against Google is REVIVED

pepper

Re: Consultation fees (@ pepper)

@Mephistro, it would be the only reality show worth watching also!

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pepper

Re: Consultation fees

Hah good one, I've said it before and I say it again, employ the BOFH method of negotiations, N'th people enter, 1 person leaves, you will find a brick underneath your chairs. good luck!

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Nokia halts sales of Lumia 2520 Win RT tablet over zap-happy charger

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Re: Been there done that

Filhart, you might enjoy this reading:

http://www.righto.com/2012/10/a-dozen-usb-chargers-in-lab-apple-is.html

I found it very enlightening concerning chargers.

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I QUIT: Mozilla's anti-gay-marriage Brendan Eich leaps out of door

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Re: It's a shame

"You can't take away rights someone doesn't have in the first place."

Blacks didnt have any rights either in many countries, doesnt make that situation a valid or just one.

Marrying black people as a white person was not done either half a century ago, look how we changed! I love the fact that churches are always trying to 'hijack' marriage, even though its a governmental instrument.

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Seattle pops a cap in Uber and Lyft: Rideshare bizs get 150-driver limit

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Re: Pure protectionism, folks

What really? Surely if you are a wine distributor it would be advantageous to be able to distribute online?

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Blocking BitTorrent search sites 'ineffective': Pirate Bay ban lifted for Dutch ISPs

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Painfull

Mr Kuik and his group are a pest on my country, fortunately enough I can now conveniently access TPB again. To be fair, I only started using it after the blockade came into place, because screw those that wish to destroy the internet(which is truly one of his goals).

Also, there is a certain irony in his statement, since internet selling/buying of goods has never been as high. Turns out it doesnt need a 'safe' place to do as such.

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Google stabs Wikipedia in the front

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Re: or maybe...

Spot on Andy, Wikipedia seems to be getting worse and worse, even on the 'simple' things that should just consist of facts. It seems most articles dont even try to be bias-free anymore, mostly the hint is in the language used...

Alas, it will be a shame to see it go down.

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AT&T takes aim at T-Mobile with $450 cashback lure

pepper

You know T-Mobile is already a massive company in the rest of the world? I doubt AT&T could pull that trick easily.

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Acer C720 Chromebook with Haswell battery boosting goodness

pepper

Re: Has potential ...

I think this already has a fully supported linux distro on it, Chrubuntu or so. I read quite a few posts about this on slashdot 2 days ago. Works fine according to most and is a very enjoyable machine.

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Yes, the BBC still uses FTP. And yes, a Russian crook hacked the server

pepper

Exactly, I was wondering what the El Reg Hack was thinking the BBC should use then..

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What is the difference between a drone, a model and a light plane?

pepper

Re: Do it for real . . .

Yes, well in Europe costs of flying is easily 5 to 10 times as high alas!

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Re: Flying Machines and Flying People

Naughtyhorse, I feel extremely offended as a RC helo pilot and therefore felt the need to downvote thy! Alas I cannot take my flying gloves and slap you in face in a duel to the death, otherwise I would!

Insinuating that helicopters fly on magic is already considered extremely rude! How could you be such a insensitive person!

Now excuse me, I need to go the helicopter-magic-parts-unlimited, I just noticed I ran all out of magic juice for the anti-gravitational device!

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Re: Flying Machines and Flying People

Sure, the view and feelings are different, when you sit in the cockpit of a machine you feel the forces through the flight controls and buttocks and when you are standing on the ground you will have to judge every tiny flutter by its consequences.

But other then that, he is very correct that the way these machines fly is nigh on the same. And flying RC is much much cheaper then flying the bigger counterparts, and easier to do(not easier to fly as such). Its also more open to experimentation.

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Click here to BEAT OFF David Cameron's web SMUT ban

pepper

Wait, there's a license now? Boy am I in trouble!

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F-Secure won't speak at imperialist lackey RSA's 2014 conference

pepper

Re: Why does it matter?

Quite so Cheesy, I always figured that's why it caught on, also because it actually are holidays for many people and I sure enjoy being reminded of that!

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Ubuntu unleashes dual boot tool for Android mobes'n'slabs

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Re: On a tablet, certainly.

I got Maemo Fremantle, NITDroid and Debian on my N900 with Dual Boot. there is also a KDE version I still have to give a go(got a SD card for that recently).

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Analogue radio will CONTINUE in Blighty as Minister of Fun dodges D-Day death sentence

pepper

Who knows! One can always dream!

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Mexican Cobalt-60 robbers are DEAD MEN, say authorities

pepper

Re: education issue.

Ah yes, you are correct Ridley, put 'Do not touch', or 'No Handle' on any part of a aircraft and people are bound to use it as climbing equipment or wiggle it about a bit to see what it does!

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NASA opens its Jupiter photo album to honour Pioneer 10

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Re: Bah!

I love you all for being so ridiculously insane! Please dont ever change(The lizard people are coming!).

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Whovians, your Doctor needs you: Take back the Day from One Direction

pepper

Re: Events like these...

Lets do this! #neverforgetthebelgiananddutchcoastalfloodof1334 #givethebelgiananddutchcoastalfloodof1334backitsday

Heck, I even signed in to tweeter to post that!

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Rogue US-Israeli cyberwar weapon 'infected Russian nuclear plant'

pepper

Re: Flash

Not really, the plant is by Russian design partly run by Russians or so I've read a couple of years ago.

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Anonymous threatens cyberwar with Anonymous

pepper

Nobody expects the Anonymous Inquisition!

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Astroboffins solve birth of the Man in the Moon face

pepper

Re: Personally ...

Good to know there's more of us, I've always seen it as a collection of craters which is fascinating enough on its own. I have googled some images that are supposed to show it but it doesnt make it any clearer to me.

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'Weird' OBJECT, PROPELLED by its OWN JETS, spotted beyond Mars orbit by Hubble

pepper

Re: The Asteroid is Electrically Charged and Passing Through the Sun's Electric Field

Ssssshh! They dont want any logic to be applied to their hypothese!

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iPad Air BARES ALL, reveals she's a high maintenance lady

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Re: So

Jean-Paul, have you looked a the website from which we are discussing the article right now, and which is frequently mentioned on The Register?

No? I have, took me 30 seconds to find your device: http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Nexus+7+Battery+Replacement/9895

Enjoy! Also, those tools dont strike me a 40$ tools, maybe someone is trying to scam you?

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pepper

Re: So what did Google say about Android

His point is that the Apple IOS7 update made his phone worse, thats not called support you know.

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Please, PLEASE, Skype... Don't kill our apps and headsets, plead devs

pepper

Re: It get's a little boring

I actually think some of the high up execs have been replaced by linux-running androids that are not set on imploding the company with incompetence, surely nothing else can explain the recent events?

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Why Bletchley Park could never happen today

pepper

Re: No war

Really? I havent seen much of a terrorist problem lately, atleast no more then it ever has been. You have some peaks and some lows on the scales but in general its all still very meh. Its mostly a figment propagated by those with the biggest interest in perpetual war.

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Pimp my office: 10 cubicle comforts

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Re: Shock, horror, gasp etc

Ah yes, the Model M keyboard and a Nokia 3310 are the weapon of choice for the modern programmer setting out onto the bloody battlefield!

I myself got a Corsair K60 keyboard, quite lovely!

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