* Posts by Only me!

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Trollface

Gangnam Style

This thread is getting that many comments Le Reg might have to change the counter to 64bit......Gangnam Style :-)

Before you bother doing that Le Reg, put some effort in to putting the old Le Reg site back together!

Fix the cause not the problem. I think is the order of the day!

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Unhappy

Why, why

It was not perfect before, but just required tweaks to fix things.

As the hoards before me have said......Pics too large, text to errr...wrong somehow, headline stories, large areas of purest white m'lord.

I have bee back a few times now and each time I immediately find myself zooming in and out, which just feels like I have stumbled across a stupid childish game of spot the story! Opps I read that one already, but forgot minus 10 points!

It's ok the mobile app will save the day.....of wait a sec..................

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Google kills CAPTCHAs: Are we human or are we spammer?

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WTF?

99.8%

How the heck do the bots get 99.8% I can get no where near that level of accuracy!!

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Amazon DROPS next day delivery amid Cyber Monday MADNESS

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FAIL

Re: 5.5 million sales...

Tax the number of sales and all of a sudden they will have only 1 sale on the books

UK. Yep we sell there, so that is one sale. Shall we expand to the rest of the EU including the UK.....ok EU=1 sale

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It's BLOCK FRIDAY: Britain in GREED-crazed bargain bonanza mob frenzy riot MELTDOWN

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Trollface

Re: America...

Looks like a lot of people are not ashamed to be US, but are ashamed be us.

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Samaritans 'suicide Twitter-sniffer' BACKFIRES over privacy concerns

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Opt Out

So to opt out you:

a) Have to know that they monitor the data and tell people

b) Know someone following you is signed up (Steven Fry, watch out)

c) Follow the people that you do not want to monitor you

d) Say hello stop monitoring me

e) De follow them

f) Block the people that are now following you to sell you anti depressant pills because you followed them

Oh as it is that simple, it is all ok then.....lucky I was not depressed before I started, because I am now.

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BT: Consumers and cost cutting save the day

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Devil

Walked away

Yep BT walked away from "low margin" deals.......I would like to know what they consider low margin.

It might also tell local government, just how much they have been paying for a far from perfect service.

Note I am been very kind in that statement to say the least!

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Hungary's internet tax cannot be allowed to set a precedent, says EC

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Devil

End User Tax?

Where are they planning to tax this?

Through put of data in the ISP? So do not share your network with others.

Tax the end user.....upload or download or both?

Tax on the EE principle of data counting (Double the data count)

Does it include overhead data that you do not want.....i.e. remove all data considered as spam and do not count advert data you did not click on.

Wrong, this is just wrong.

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32,000 Hungarians plan to take to the streets for 'internet tax' protest

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Thumb Down

Like UK?

Well if they are anything like the UK they already tax people each month via VAT.

Why bother with one tax when two will do?

Coming to a country near you.........

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Google opens Inbox – email for people too thick to handle email

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Trollface

Re: "To reminder you"???????

Awesome post sir!

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ISPs handbagged: BLOCK knock-off sites, rules beak

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Big Brother

Fakes...........

Let's face it, most people that buy a fake will not buy an original Gucci bag.......

But does it have a wider issue....eBay, Gum Tree, Alibaba......might be in for a rough ride.

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Will.i.am gets CUFFED as he announces his new wristjob, the PULS

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Re: i.amPULS

Put myself on the line here..................

This looks like as good a go as anyone else. Lasts more than a day and a "phone"

Ok I will not be buying one any time soon, but if you had a gun to your head and asked to pick a "New tech watch" you might just go for this one.

Surface is actually a great bit of kit. (no up down votes on this comment please....its about the watch...cuff!)

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ONE MILLION people already running Windows 10

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Re: 1 million less 1...

Do you understand what they are trying to do with Technical Preview????

Crap ...mmm ok not the best, but they never said it was...

I am willing to give them a break on this......for the mo

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€2 BILLION: Steelie Neelie wants US to pay for her Big Data splurge

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Meh

How can I opt out?

Big data ok, climate change weather patterns.....

But not my personal data,

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Philip Morris seeks pay-per-puff patent to help you STOP smoking

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Mushroom

Will it see the light of day

Just because they have a patent, does not mean it will see the light of day, they will be able to block other firms from trying to help you give up smoking. Or make it that expensive, people will just carry on puffing away.

Of course I could be wrong,.......

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Is Apple incubating a Macbook, iPad bastard child?

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Windows

Well

This was always going to "surface" as a rumor.....a dual tablet and laptop.....but remember it has not been done yet, so it will be an Apple invention next year!

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Forget bonking, have ONE OFF THE WRIST with Barclaycard's bPay

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Stop

Muggers are coming

I can see a whole new style of mugging heading to people that have this on their wrist.

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

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Coffee/keyboard

Well I never

New bigger phone ....check

New even bigger phone .....check

NFC......how 2010

Watch.......still trying to solve a problem that is not there.

GOLD.......wow I did wonder why these things cost so much.

Case........grab a piece of that market £££££

Well time to all go mad and buy the things.........

Wake me up when September comes.......hang on I might be on to something there.......

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Straight to video: Facebook to add 'view counts' to autoplay newsfeed vids

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MiFI

Now I use my little MiFi a lot with my tablet.

1. it is a WiFi connection on the tablet

2. It is of course metered, so has limits

3. Even if I did use FaceBook I would NOT want videos playing.

4. The option to turn it off should be a basic option for users to select!!!

Websites that do play video when you first enter them are never entered again.....FaceBook will go the same way for a lot of people.

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Feel free to BONK on the TUBE, says Transport for London

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get a grip

1 contactless payments need to be mills away

2 if you have two contactless cards together it takes neither card

3 2 seconds ... The difference is mill secs but still counts!

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Verizon points more fingers at Netflix: It's YOUR pals slowing data

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over the pond

We have BT who took over £1.2bn from the government to deliver fast broadband to the masses.......now even the gov is wondering if it was a good idea due to over pricing and lack of delivery!

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Doctor Who season eight scripts leak online

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Wait and see

I for one will just wait to see the thing on TV......what's the point in spoiling it my searching and looking this stuff up?

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Broadband bumpkin BONANZA: 8 altnets shortlisted for £10m UK.gov subsidy

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Happy

Great news

It will be a good chance to develop UK technology companies and a great way for them to consider expanding and under cutting BT in the cities in future! But only after connecting the people BT do not consider worthy......mind you not sure BT consider any customer worthy!!!!!

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IT'S ALIVE! ISEE-3 responding to commands

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Thumb Up

Good old days

They don't build they like they used to :-)

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Oi, ebook price fixer. Yes, you, Apple – stop whinging and get your chequebook out

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Mushroom

bring them to book!!

Anyone how hoodwinks a whole market should be brought to book.

If a swipe to unlock is worth silly money in the courts, then what should a real world rip off of people get???

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Gee thanks, Ofcom! BT 'pleased' to hang onto pricing 'freedom' for Openreach fibre product

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if BT are delighted......

If BTare delighted then Of com have really messed up BIG TIME!!!!!!

As per normal BT take the gov and regulatory bodies for a ride.

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Apple, Google: WE SURRENDER ... to each other in patent war truce

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Too much cash!

It could be Apple and Google are cash rich and this could end up with either one going under. So draw a truce and let Samsung and Apple fight it out. Which is a fight Apple must think they can win.

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Boffins run iOS apps on Android hardware

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Pint

I am a cider drinker I drink it all of the day......

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Amazon granted patent for taking photos against a white background – seriously

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Gibbons

Gibbons are highly intelligent primates.

Please do not insult them by saying they might work for this bunch of twonks!!!

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Architect of Apple's total-silence public relations policy leaves

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Gimp

Silence is golden!

It certainly was in this case.

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Twitter jitters: Investors turn into quitters as shares hit the sh...

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Mushroom

Is the game up?

Have people finally worked out companies need to make a profit to actually be worth anything?

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SAVE THE EARTH... give all your iThings back to us, begs Apple

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Trollface

Or just sell your old iThing on eBay, local paper, notice board, etc, etc.......Who would have ever thought of that?

You also get to have cash to spend how you want, maybe on that nice Samsung you just spotted.

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Psssst. Don't tell the Bride, but BBC Three is about to be jilted

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Re: Kill off BBC3

I think you will find they would have to put part of BBC1 in there to.... Have you ever turned on the TV and heard the mindless shouting on EastEnders?

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Bitcoin or bust: MtGox files for bankruptcy protection

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Mushroom

Opps

I do not see a problem, just like a real bank, they loose all the money and then get bailed out by the government! Oh wait a sec I do see a bit of a problem!!!!

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Rampaging Google now second most valuable company ON EARTH

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Re: One of Cupertino's craftiest competitors?

Are you saying Android is not a major player in the consumer software market.......get a grip, it powers a lot of phones who then part with hard cash to buy apps.

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Tim Cook dangles 'new product categories' carrot over $14bn Apple share buyback

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Trollface

Buy Back

I am sure some investors would prefer an annual dividend, but that might be asking a little too much!

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UK.gov: NO MORE tech deals bigger than £100m. Unless we feel like it

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Shocked

Well someone had to say something eventually!!!

Maybe they should bring in laws like they have for banks.....if an IT supplier thinks they are ripping off the gov to almost the pont of fraund they report themsevels to the gov. What could possibly go wrong with that?

But I would not be shocked if they did bring in a law like that! instead of walking away from suppliers they even think are ripping them off!.

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Connecting Gmail to Google+ is SENSELESS, says Digg founder

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Mushroom

It will be shut down

This little feature will be shut down as soon as the 419ers work out how to make a quick buck out of it.

All people will have in their inbox is more spam than you can shake a Python at.

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You're spending WHAT on iPhone 6? Wells Fargo downgrades Apple stock

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Re: They haven't since about 2007 (@AC)

Well I had a single touch mobile.....what do you think would come next? But I did have.....

Icons....check!

Email....check!

Web.....check!

1gb of data ....check! (£30 including calls and text)

Tethering......check!

WiFi hot spot check!

All before the iPhone.........err.....sorry to say but it was flaming windows mobile. Rough around the edges ( sorry rounded corners) but it did it all.

Oh yes cut and paste too!

The iPhone did a spit and polish to bring it to the masses …….. True. But it was all there already.

Down vote heaven if you do not know your tech!

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Only iPhone fondling rose at Xmas: Were non-Apple fans in a turkey coma?

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WTF?

Who moved Xmas?

Post Xmas as imprints from December 20th to 29th......that analysis says it all.

Next time a touch more realism please.

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Google and Apple in DRAG RACE: It's fanboi Mercs VS fandroid Audis

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Upgrade anyone?

So if they get one of these things working......who the heck is going to risk an upgrade?

Of course they could force an "auto" upgrade (sorry about the pun), but then people would not get in the car again until they are sure the thing works. Could this be the answer to traffic reduction?

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Apple wants sales ban on Samsung smartphones nobody is selling

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Boffin

R & D

For gods sake .…. If Apple put in half the effort and money in to R&D they might be able to release a phone that blows the competition away.....same goes for Samsung.

Give it a rest, stop paying the lawyers, employ some more R&D people who might actually do some useful work. Release the new phones.…..then I will pay for the one that meets my needs.

Simples

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BEASTED: Apple fined $666k in Taiwan for iPhone price meddling

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Gimp

Music?

Well stone the crows.....is this a shock to anyone that Apple control pricing of ALL their products?

Anyone for a cheap music download?

Gimp icon, because that's the way Apple like their suppliers and customers.

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British Second World War codebreaker Alan Turing receives Royal pardon

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About time.....but

It is well over due from him (and all the others), so it is a step in the right direction.

Not quite sure a pardon really does it.....should it be more...."We f*&ked up and killed one of the best minds we had in the field and we really, really should have treated him better in the first place"

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Google: Surge in pressure from govts to DELETE CHUNKS of the web

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Re: Does anyone else take issue with that wording?

And the law is written by who?

Yes the people asking for the take downs........discuss (but not in a web forum)

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Parents can hide abortion, contraception advice from kids, thanks to BT's SEX-ED web block

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Re: Looking at

Think you mean "de-education"!

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Facepalm

And so the control begins

Well good to see we still have our freedom.....now as long as the parents ban the kids from using a library to read books then everything will be OK.

Good job the gov are closing those down too.

Time to move on and find something else to ban.......

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Ex-Microsofties face 20 years in slammer over insider trading

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Big Brother

He should have been a banker!

Well nice to know everything is equal in this world.....just some people (bankers) are more equal than others when it comes to fiddling the finances for a nice profit and no jail time.

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Microsoft yanks Surface 2 DIM SCREEN of DEATH fix in update snafu

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FAIL

what to buy

When you look at the spec and hold one it seems quite nice. But I avoided the surface 1 as I knew there would be issues. The Surface 2 has problems now too. But the biggest problem I have with it is the fact you spend top dollar money to buy it...it has issues and there is no way to upgrade or repair it.

Now if it is a tablet I can understand to a point of not being able to upgrade.... But it is a PC....if in 6 months time I see a nice large ssd which should fit in the space where the current one is I want to be able to swap it and replace the battery when it dies in 18 months....if I am buying a laptop I want it to last longer than 2 minutes before I have to replace it.

Come on MS get a grip!

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Yahoo! boss! Mayer! sez! soz! for! lengthy! mail! outage!

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Pity .... I am furious about the first f%&k up

No point in them getting uptight about the outage.... As far as I am concerned the outag started when they revamped the layout to make it ....now what's the word....unusable (at least that is printable).

The outage was a convenience.... I did not have to use the rubbish.

I have been with yahoo for years on one account...all I can say is use IMAP. That way it is only the outages I have to fear!

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