* Posts by Thomas_Kent

24 posts • joined 6 May 2011

Blu-ray region locks popped by hardware hacker

Thomas_Kent

Re: Discs?

I agree. WinX DVD Ripper Platinum works wonders! I've ripped all my DVDs to my computer.

Prefer watching vids on my computer rather than my DVD player anyway. On my computer, if I have to stop the vid, (like if I have to go somewhere) when I come back and restart the vid, my computer remembers where I was in the vid.

The player, on the other hand, forgets and starts again from the beginning, so I have to go to the chapters section in the menu and try to get at least close to where I left off.

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Teen girl arrested with 70-year-old man's four inch weapon inside her

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Slinky?

Does she have her hair wrapped around a Slinky?

http://poof-slinky.com/product-category/slinky/

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Asus unveils dirt-cheap Chromebox desktops with Haswell chips

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Coat

Re: 16GB, really?

Belts and braces?

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Foxconn boss: We're CROSSING Mexican border ... to bring TV-making jobs into US

Thomas_Kent

Re: It is the crime in Mexico

Hopefully factory safety standards will be higher than in Mexico:

http://www.alternet.org/labor/after-20-years-nafta-thanks-nafta-what-happened-mexican-factory-workers-rosa-moreno

I'm not holding my breath though, since the T-publicans are so hell bent on eliminating "Gummint interference in the free market".

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Thai man reportedly dies clutching his scorched iPhone 4S

Thomas_Kent

Well,

This story may be apocryphal, but I remember reading some 30 years ago about goods marked "Made in USA" actually meant that they were made in a city named Usa.

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Reg man inhales the smooth, non-cancerous, taste of USB nicotine

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FAIL

Re: One point that is often conveniently forgotten ...

"No matter how you you look at it, these narcotic drug delivery systems are evil."

Nicotine is not a narcotic. Addictive yes, but not a narcotic.

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Boffins demo new holo storage using graphene oxide

Thomas_Kent
Unhappy

Re: retro vinyl rebirth

Rather pricy though: http://www.elpj.com/order/

I'd like to see the prices come down by an order of magnatude. I've quite a few old vinyl LPs that I'd like to play/convert to audio files.

Oh well, I guess I'll have to use my old Pioneer turntable and use Audacity to filter out the scratches!

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Atomic clocks come to your wrist

Thomas_Kent

I think I'll stick with my Casio Waveceptor. Paid abgout $45.00 for it.

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Chrome turns five, gains new 'desktop apps'

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Big Brother

if one doesn't like Chrome, one could use Iron instead:

http://www.srware.net/en/software_srware_iron.php

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Yahoo! starts $1.99 'watch list' to recycle old usernames

Thomas_Kent

Re: UK Mobile phone companies

Two years? Here in the States it's as soon as 30 days!

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Google brings Blink-powered Chrome to Windows and Mac OS X

Thomas_Kent

Well,

I just now updated to Version 28.0.1500.72 m

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UK judge hands Samsung win for being 'not as cool' as iPad

Thomas_Kent
Holmes

Well,

Form follows function.

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US mayor and son charged with hacking into opposition site

Thomas_Kent

...an "independent conservative democrat"

In other words, a DINO (Democrat In Name Only).

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Microsoft: Keep Moto vid codec patent fight in US, not Germany

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Holmes

My personal opinion...

...is that software should be copyrighted; not patented.

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Bandwidth restrictions can affect the memory

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The Little Ol' Lady

Does she live in Pasadena?

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Microsoft pops Hadoop into SQL Server and Azure

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Joke

Am I the only one...

...who read that as: "MICROSOFT POOPS HADOOP INTO SQL SERVER AND AZURE"?

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Security by obscurity not so bad after all, argues prof

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Holmes

Art of War

Looks like someone has read Sun Tzu's treatise.

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Google TV box flop costs Logitech $34m

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Happy

They also have...

excellent speaker systems. I have their X-530 5.1 surround sound system. 4 speakers and a sub-woofer. Paid $74.88 for it at Wal-Mart.

It is a really GREAT system!

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Angry Birds, other iPhone games shotgunned by Lodsys

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Facepalm

Re: Patent System

Am I the only one who thinks software should be copyrighted, not patented? (After all, it is *written*, right?)

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Windows security begins at the desktop

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Coat

Obvious

One good way to lock down USB ports is with a dab of 5 minute epoxy!

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Antimatter hangs around at CERN

Thomas_Kent
Headmaster

Who is this Noone* fellow,

and what exactly does he know?

(*Oh, you meant NO ONE. Carry on).

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Osama malware scams spread to Facebook

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Big Brother

My wife...

has already received a link to "Osama Death Photos" from her niece on her Facebook account.

We deleted it without clicking on it, of course. (And sent a message to her niece to be more careful in future!).

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Woz snubs Paul Allen, praises pea soup

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Joke

Re: Split Pea Soup

"Don't forget to eat the split pea soup before it eats you!"

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PC rental store hid secret spy hardware in laptop, suit says

Thomas_Kent
Big Brother

Or...

it could be the lawyer just throwing everything+the kitchen sink at it to see what sticks.

Big (Corporate) Brother is watching you.

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