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It's official: You can now legally carrier-unlock your mobile in the US

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Glad to see priorities are set

The worlds gone %H&T and the middle east are tearing themselves apart after the US ousted the Stronger leaders.

People are dying from Starvation, The Nasty Bio warfare bugs back, terrorists seem to be winning.

And the US health care reforms are a bit dodgy.

But its OK i can unlock my Mobe from a carrier as ii had a change of heart and dont like verizon anymore though the gave me a shiny free $500 smart phone. Quick win anyone

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Samsung Galaxy S5 in El Reg's claws: This time the 'S' is for 'sensible'

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brittle screen

Have the fixed the brittle glass. which failed on my wifes S4 after she put a plastic container of salad on it by accident!!!!!!!

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Apple flops out latest OS X Mavericks beta, hopes sound+graphics sorted

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MBA2012

My MBA 12 model with I7 will not run Mavericks with out error messages on shutdown and startup. And this is a vanilla build Snow leopards absolutely fine.

Id like to upgrade but not with those issues. i get fed up of reverting back so ive decided its staying a s SL

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Haribo gummy bears implicated in 'gastric exorcism'

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this has been known for sugar free for a long time

My diabetic consultant basically told me anything sugar free is a laxative as the substance used instead of sugar will give you the sqits including stuff marked for diabetics.

So its not new the answer is eat a little instead of great handfulls at a time. just imagine eating a handful of EX lax each time.

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I've seen the future of car radio - and DAB isn't in it

darklord

Love my DAB. no problems anywhere in the country. get the odd blip but i get that on FM too.

and its a BMW.

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Thai man reportedly dies clutching his scorched iPhone 4S

darklord

Re: It's all about the money

Partly true re CE. the Mark is equivalent to the BS kite mark of yesteryear.But the CE means nothingin itself its the test documentation and spec reports Cof C's and D of C's which back this up and is only applicable in the european community.

Non european companies does not have to comply nor mark its products CE certified but do so they can sell in europe. as most people will now notice no CE mark in might be dodgy. but the mark doesnt mean that the relavant supporting tests and documents are actually in situ if coming from outside europe.

TUV are one of the european test centres and trhere mark should back up the CE mark. Before some one jumps in yes i know there was an issue and fine a regarding fake tits in france.

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City of London cops ARREST 6 suspected to be MICROSOFT COUNTERFEIT RING

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100k

It cost more for the police operation for such a small return. Completely pointless hardly a multimillion pound empire but of course this is a deterent.

Charge the same as Apple IOS or linux for an OS and its no longer viable to counterfiet simples.

Keep money grabbing the way MS do and its lucrative.

No fanbois here just simple common sense. where did my Tax money go again.

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Are you experienced? The Doctor Who assistants that SUFFERED the most

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K9????????? - I always hated that programme its worse than crossroads.

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Pimp my office: 10 cubicle comforts

darklord

I must be missing a trick.

I got

one keyboard ive had years

one mx1000 laser mouse ok expensive at the time but beat RSI

17" monitor

Desk and chair

oh and a telephone i cant use.

and a pedastal ive had for 13 yrs and refuse to part with cause its full of my crap.

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Highways Agency tracks Brits' every move by their mobes: THE TRUTH

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Roundabouts Vs traffic lights

a couple of fundamental flaws with the roundabout Idea, Though I applaud the Thinking.

Brits cant use roundabouts well certainly not in Basingstoke or Newbury.

Traffic planners don't know how to set them out nowadays either.

Traffic lights are a free for all when the lights turn amber now so floor it Batman seems to be order of the day.

And Cyclists ignore the rules on both.

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Lip-wobbling boffins: Eating Chinese food is like kissing a vibrator

darklord

was that with new or old batteries:

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NASA: Humanity has finally reached into INTERSTELLAR SPACE

darklord

anyone remember the star trek thingy

where they encountered voyager 1. I remeber its launch etc and i was 9 then. I remeber them showing the disc and all that stuff to try and tell however finds it where it came from.

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Have you tried turning it off and on again - oh, you did: IT Crowd RETURNS

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Cult TV

Means no one watched it first time around until it hit some other cable channel.

Wasn't as cracked up a\s it was made sorry. and hope it doesn't go the same way as RD.

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Massively leaked iFail 5S POUNDS pundits, EXCITES chavs

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Re: What IS new

My question? Is the lack of innovation a direct reflection on all the patent suites. i.e no one left to copy from as they now need to be whiter than white to preserve there dimishing reputation.

Just saying. any else noticed!

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James Bond's Lotus Esprit submarine car sells for £550,000

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wasnt this at beaulieu

im sure this was on display at beulieu some time ago. i am not so sure there was only one made i vaguely remember reading somewhere three used for filming. could be wrong.

550k for a functioning submarine doesnt sound to bad, but 550k for a non functioning esprit nah to much.but some one will like it for what it is I would like to think its reached its maximum price now though.

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Decks and plugs and rock and roll: Tascam CD-A750 cassette and CD combo

darklord

still got my deck

still got my yamaha deck from 25years ago. admitted its in the loft with a whole load of cassettes.

but loathe to get rid god knows why ill never use it again, Also got two vcrs up there again which dont get used.

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LinkedIn looks at bank account, thinks: We'll raise one Instagram*

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iffy on your current career

Not good for your current career. as everyone assumes your looking for work. employers for some reason dont like that.

Plus got fed up of being offered non existant jobs by agencies trawling for CV's

Dont do FB either now. not interested who had what for tea. and whats happening on corrie.

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Feds arrest rogue trucker after GPS jamming borks New Jersey airport test

darklord

Uhmm So a jammer jams said frequency which is restricted. So why are the GPS transmitters being fitted operating on this frequency range. surely that would have the same effect.as the jammer

in the CBers used burners etc which played havoc with TV And radios etc. I used to play in this field and worked in it twenty odd yrs ago,

Sounds iffy to me

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Bloke straps shed to Ford Zephyr and chases it on bike

darklord

Capri , Ultimate Chav car

No chance the Ford Capri long expired and crushed way before Chavs where even thought of.

My guess is FHM (the Chav mag) got confused between Capri and Corsa.

Which we all know is the ultimate aspiration for chav teens or Seat Ibiza for the slightly more well off chav working at Maccy Ds.

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Oi, butterfingers! Drop your mobe in a pint? Hope it's not an iPhone

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hmm not exactly truthful

No one else notice

How do we know the phones still worked. neither was switched on and some cracks are so fine youd not notice them.until the screens lit.

completely pointless tat. just some tart trying to sell insurance (that you get with a decent bank account anyway).

how do we know the apple survived better or that the sammy gave up the ghost earlier neither where working anyway.

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Truck-maker CAT flogs smartphone spawn to butter-fingered fondlers

darklord

itll still break. gorilla glass aint that good. My S3 has gorilla glass and guess what it smashed when dropped. however i want one

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Review: Infiniti M35h hybrid sports saloon

darklord

#pretty ugly

Looks like an outdated hyundai Lantra. which ever way you look at it. 41 mpg no thanks my beemer diesel does more than that on a bad day and is quick enough for me at 7secs 0-62.

This is back to american cars coming over here. Someone will buy it to be different then at trade in wonder why its only worth 300 quid. this thing will depreciate faster than a five yr old mondeo

And the interior looks decidely yuck and typical; nissan/ renault. with lots of buttons and sticky out bits.

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Windows Phone 8 reboot woe causes outpouring of forum misery

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Devil

Re: How much worse can it get?

never had an android unit crsh yet and im on my third. i just dont load rubbish apps on there which as usual are the cause of instability.

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Apple MacBook Pro 13in Retina display review

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Holmes

Re: Maybe, but ... (Laptops for wireless)

But your vaio Z is not running ios 10 is it.

Im no fan bois but id never go back to a windows laptop love my macbook air. it does everything i need fast and far quicker than most comparable windows machines and easier to configure printers and such like to. the only issue is BThome hubs dont like airplay. So i use my old Fujitsu lappy for that with media player

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BT's 'unbeatable' Infinity broadband ads banned by ASA

darklord
FAIL

Ive recently got cause its that or nothing here, Virgin should be had as theyve not put any new fibre in since 1997 in the south. so how can they complain when there services are not even available here. ASA havent upheld that argument and i get 39.6 meg thank you very much before i was only offered 300k by virgin.

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El Reg posts dirty pics for old computer buffs

darklord
Holmes

12ax/at7 or ecc83

anyone got a large stock of ECC83 and 84 or 12at/ax7 can make a killing here as there the mainstay of input transformers in valve guitar amps and reverb units. Big demand nowadays for valves my friends are far from dead in the outside world

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Ten... Bedroom Gadget Treats

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Happy

sony tv

I just bought the 24 inch version literally saturday. for my bedroom. So far superb picture but sounds a bit iffy. how ever fine with audio out through my little dennon all in one. so im happy.

Wouldnt bother with the rest of the crap.

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Phones4U Samsung banner doesn't flag Galaxy S III launch

darklord
Meh

I saw this last week when visiting london on a day out, it didnt occure to me that it had anything to do with the new sammy. why would it being the shop was shut and empty, and i wouldnt use p4u anyway.

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High Court asked to keep 'cheap DVD' VAT loophole open

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Re: Corner shops not in the same market as big mail order

Also i wouldnt be suprised if when you order a dvd /cd from a corner shop there ordering from indigo starfish and adding a mark up for the privelidge.

and agree with most comments here 110m is less than the mod pay on vets bills a year.

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Renault Mégane 265 Trophy 2.0 turbo

darklord

shame

Itll fall to pieces as soon as you put your foot down and wind in the hedge at the first hint of damp weather just like its predecessor the renault 17 turbo.

we were forever pulling them out of hedges when father was on recovery. it rained itll be a renault in the hedge

Torque steer and 150 is the limit in reality no such issues with RWD.

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MYSTERY programming language found in Duqu

darklord
Devil

Black helicopters??????

Smelling a rat as most victims have been in Iran. and trying to be fixed by the russians. Hmm got me wondering, conspiracy.

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Ford: kick your car to open the boot

darklord
Unhappy

ford following again

As usual ford are following everyone else eventually all the optional tech such as road sign recognition remote sensing gadgetry self parking etc have all been about for years on german marques such as vw group,BMw and merc. its just the price for this tech has come down in price as par the course and now ford think its cheap enough to fit.

Fail when the same specced mondeo is the same price as a 3 series bmw or passat. and yet is under powered and less economical than the mondeo.

I like the idea of ford and there cars drive very well. but not at the same price as a bmw. and no i dont want the bottom of the range model thank you. Ill take an equivalent.

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TDK ST-700 High Fidelity headphones

darklord

Iffy sound for 120 quid are you kidding. 50 to 80 sennheissers will trash these. how can they get 70% if they sound iffy. in essence 30 % would suffice in the real world.

Tdk are seen as cheap make nowadays no street cred anymore since the demise of good cassettes.

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Pure Highway 300Di in-car digital radio kit

darklord
FAIL

got DAB in my car

Really not worth all the hassle as radio stations are limited outside london. and what is there is full of adverts during the day. planet rock was the only reason i got it but soon found that having it pumped at me all day soon got repetitive I wouldnt pay for a gadget that works occasionally due to signal dropouts and as for the ghastly aerial and extra widgets and boxes to be fitted im surprised 75% more like 50% at best
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2011's Best... Cars

darklord

hmm not quite

Where is the new bmw 1 series beats the focus hands as all the gizmo items listed are optional for The BMW beats the focus hands down on kit, MPG power CO2 emmisions and handling.

And dont forget the beemer will be worth 60 % plus in 3 yrs the focus will be 5k at a push. and base price is not much more than the focus for the 116D SE

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Navy pays 2x purchase price to keep warship docked for 5 years

darklord
Pirate

It takes over 100 years to grow a mature oak to the required standard i know where i was brought up there are a load which where planted for ship building in the 1700s and never used as the demand disspeared due to the arrival of the iron clads.

And any trees old enough will be protected by a preservation order so we will be importing from india.

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2011's Best... DVRs and Media Streamers

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Devil

So how come VM tivo then

Its not a new box just a software upgrade and then theres the small fact its useless to 90% of the country.

So as a service no its not up to the mark. Guessing VM paid more turnips for a glowing outdated by 10 yrs product which failed in the states in 1999.

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HTC Sensation XE

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Camera quality ??????

Sorry to say the photo samples look washed out and flat and grainy but nowhere in the article is that emphasised just spouting that great its an 8mp Camera whoop de doo. no good if the quality is this poor which is typical of HTC phones.

Had two never get another ill wait for the S3 thanks

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Ice Cream Sandwich

darklord
FAIL

Still no home key in the browser

Biggest pain in the butt no home key in the browser. come on google sort it out.

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Engineer sues Huawei for axing him 'because he's a Brit'

darklord
Devil

no surprise there then

We have one of there office right next door.

And believe it or not its staffed by probably 90% or more Chinese origin. there are virtually no caucaseans working in there.

Twinhead adopted the same philosophy recruiting only from chinese communities in the early 90's.

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Too rude for the road: DVLA hot list of banned numberplates

darklord
FAIL

urmmmmm

How can 12 be an "r" most are just pointless anyway. still therll be appearing on a corsa and peugeots 208 near you soon.

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Go back to the future with Red Dwarf

darklord
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no new news then

Rober Llewelyn put this up earlier in the year on his blog site and even when recording was due to start.

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Apple's iPad not so shiny once you get it home

darklord
Meh

theres a surprise

Saw this coming two years ago. Like the Wii which now sits under the telly gathering dust was a good idea at the time. I am not poking at just the ipad i think the whole fondleslab thing is flawed due to the lack of a decent usable keyboard.

ill stick with my FJ lifebook P8130 for a while longer.

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OFFICIAL: Last Western Black rhino snuffs it

darklord
Mushroom

A Sad Day

It cant be got back if this is true.

When will we learn to protect these endangered species properly.

The poachers should be shot on sight..

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Compact Disc death foretold for 2012

darklord

not for me

I have a very nice and very expensive hifi. i love my music as long as they release back catalogue stuff fine. not interested in new stuff as there is only about 1% worth a damn.

My expensive CD player doesnt like ripped CDS so thats out and not overly keen on the ipod as my main source.

They drop CDS i stop buying there music i am sure the artists will have a say when they see there revenues drop.

I like tangible. What happens when my pc dies / ipod / Backup dies i lose my digital music Still got my cds for the insurance company if we have a fire etc.

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Panasonic DMR-PWT500 3D BD Freeview HD DVR

darklord

shame

Theres no decent telly on freeview. so pointless product

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Gadget Shop kingpin cuffed in nightclub 'toilet sex' incident

darklord
Pint

I am guessing the removal of there OBE will be forth coming. hope it was worth it and boy shed have to pay me, shes looks rough.

But then i wouldnt by her overpriced alibaba sourced trash thats what 14 year olds do.

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Sony: all new PS3 titles will require PSN Pass for online play

darklord

and another reason

Not to buy a PS3 no matter how

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Sonex calls in administrators

darklord
Facepalm

Went in yesterday

Looking for a particular item so pooped into my sony store. Dunno why complete waste of time. Issues arise when products go wrong to as they will only send back for repair not replace even straight out of the box.

Wont buy Sony again. When my TV surround sound and playstation die thats it.

However I prefer there MP3 players to crap pods. Audio quality beats apple hands down.

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Samsung shifts 10 millionth Galaxy SII

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FAIL

clearly Fanbois

As the S2 is on most tarriffs as free phone where as the crapple is contract plus handset charge i dont see the S2 as emptying that many pockets as quick as apple. Also its better phone go figure.

Try both. Then youll see and take the blinkers off.

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