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1117 posts • joined 16 Jun 2011

Man, 19, cuffed after burning Remembrance poppy pic is Facebooked

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Misuse of misuse act!

My Grandfather would snatch a poppy from my jumper and throw it onto his open coal fire. He saw war as something best forgotten. In his words, "don't buy some daft poppy, just buy those old buggers a pint" He wasn't a "my mates gave their lives for you" type of guy, he was however a "live and let live" kind of guy.

He acknowledged that not everyone would celebrate the allied forces success and only wanted people to live as they please, free from criticism for displaying views that you disagree with. Afterall he fought for the right to do as you please and not live under oppression.

<---------------------Beer for my Granddad, he did like a few

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Firm-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named's tax dodge profit shift? Totally legit

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Why can'y the EU or UK legislate that to do business in the UK you need your head office in the EU or UK.

This truly pisses me off.

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EXTREMELY RARE never-seen-alive WHALES found (briefly) alive

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"and we were lucky enough to find two of them"

Such a shame the same luck didn't extend to the whales.

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Mystery robot-bringing UFOs sighted by Indian troops on Tibet border

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Re: Wet blanket time:

That's what they want you to think!

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My name is Trevor, and I'm ... an IT consultant

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I miss the days when I had my own business, but don't miss the days I dashed it against the rocks.

Oh, and as for accounting software - I used quick books, well actually mu monthly accountant did. Seriously if you are going down this route get an accountant, and if you plan on cabling offices become friends with an electrician.

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Lab mice drown in their THOUSANDS as Hurricane Sandy fills NYU basement

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Selective breeding?

Oh I must beg a most gracious apology as when I read:

"New York University's collection of thousands of laboratory mice and rats drowned during Hurricane Sandy's ferocious storms." I thought that they had drowned, when in fact oh hang on retard, drowned? Would that be the watery death thing that happens when you try to breath water, hmm maybe you should try it and let me know the effects!

When I read the NY Times article I read "Dr. Fishell said that his lab alone lost about 2,500 mice. Other programs at the Smilow center, including research into cancer, cardiovascular disease and epigenetics, lost a combined 7,500 more animals" So it looks like 10k of animals destroyed, therefore my previous comment stands!

Please read the fucking article before spouting rubbish

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I have no objection to testing \ experimenting on animals. I would go as far to say I am in the minority of vegetarians that understand the usefulness of testing.

But now you have made me so fucking angry because you didn't give a flying fuck about the animals in your care. Jesus fucking wept it's not too difficult to move them to higher ground, or wasn't you aware of the impending storm you cretinous mother fuckers

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UK iPad Mini FRENZY: Queues stretch SEVERAL FEET from till

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And your point is?

One is the failure of the masses and one is a failure of the asses.

Both are failures for different reasons.

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'This is Apple. It will take them 2 weeks to alter their website, will it?'

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We note that our headline reporting on Apple's statement was apparently read out in court, much to the discomfiture of Cupertino's lawyers.

*I guess Apple won't ever be commenting on a story ever ever again

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APPLE: SCREW YOU, BRITS, everyone else says Samsung copied us

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Re: @Metavisor

How crushing, that is how crushing it must be for a fanboi to resort to using Bing. maybe you are using it for the maps (I know I am)

It is rather funny, that my digitalspy posts are ranked higher that my self-centred and depressing blogs. But I think this is slightly off topic from the fact that Apple has failed in the UK courts wishes and no amount of name calling will ever make it seem like they have followed the judgement. Sometimes you just have to accept that even the great Apple slips up from time to time, and this is one of those times.

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Strangely you are very close to the truth, as Google did indeed shaft me. (why not search for my blog posts?) I have no love for them, but even less for Apple. It's as if they are trying to be the new Microsoft or something.

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Oh to have such blinkered vision, perhaps you have an app for that.

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No Samsung branding either - so at least it's balanced. (just about the only part of the diatribe that is)

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Shame on you Apple

It took me a while to find the link, and I use the internet all day long (almost true, I browse at work when I am meant to be doing something productive.0

I digress, but then again so do Apple, it's as if they are sticking two fingers up at the UK courts. The last paragraph has me "A U.S. jury also found Samsung guilty of infringing on Apple's design and utility patents, awarding over one billion U.S. dollars in damages to Apple Inc." Which is in the process of appeal (they failed to add)

And this, which totally gets me spitting "So while the U.K. court did not find Samsung guilty of infringement, other courts have recognized that in the course of creating its Galaxy tablet, Samsung willfully copied Apple's far more popular iPad."

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Kick your computer... before it kicks you

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For at least 3 different companies that have refreshed their IT equipment I have suggested that before the WEEE man gets his hands on them, the equipment should be placed in the car park and the staff get issued bats and all the PPE they need. Then the inevitable smash the crap out of their device can begin.

So far, none of the companies have taken on board by suggestion and I think they are missing a trick. As the keeper of the keys to the crapped out hardware I often disappear to smash a screen after dealing with a customer who is hard of thinking.

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America mounts attempt to top the Register's world record spaceflight

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Quote please

What has the SPB playmanaut got to say on this matter?

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N00bs vs Windows 8: We lock six people in a room with new OS

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New MS advert

I'm a broken PC

And Windows 8 is a bad idea

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Bookeen lights up Odyssey e-reader screen

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Are we sure it's backlit this time?

Hmm, just checked the press release and it's frontlit.

"Bookeen is announcing today the launch of the new Cybook Odyssey HD FrontLight, the 6th generation and most advanced Cybook with an inbuilt FrontLight solution and with the most advanced E Ink® HD display. Since 1998, Bookeen has been the European champion in digital reading years before Amazon entered the market."

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Facebook's stock rally may be shortlived: Small advertisers enraged

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Click like if you like liking pages that like to say click like if you don't like cancer

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Amazon ships Kindle Fire HD, Paperwhite to Brits

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Re: Not bad

If it's available from the Amazon App store I recommend MX player - simply the best player for droid devices

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As soon as the HD bootloader is unlockable and the clever devs compile a workable ICS \ JB rom then the HD is a great purchase. Until then it's best to avoid.

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No GPS in the iPad Mini Wi-Fi: People are right to criticise

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Question? Can you tether a GPS receiver using bluetooth?

I tether a GPS to my old nokia as I use a version of TOM - TOM from 12 years ago.

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Panel production problems may stop iPad Minis getting into fans' mitts

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Re: What an idiot

Tablet!

Tablex is a table top manufacturer, unless of course you are suggesting that android users want to mount their superior devices in a piece of furniture. If so, then all is good and I now fully understand the issue that you have raised. Tablex can seem quite a costly solution, but I understand it has a lovely finish.

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What a crock

This is another fine example of Apples rumour type advertising.

This creates artificial demand for the device you can't actually put in your pocket.

Yet people will suck this up and think, gee I had better get one now, and sleep outside a store, crapping in a bag and eating nothing but peperarmis for a week.

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Apple slips bomb into ITC filing: Samsung being PROBED by US gov

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If I had a quid for every patent court case I have read about on here I would have lots of quids.

Although, I believe Apple would want a £1.10 fee for each quid I got,

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Black hole spews out 2-million-light-year-long stream of WTF

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Re: Goddamnit science

have never worked out my X's either

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Everything Everywhere prices up UK 4G

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<------- that is all

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Amazon accused of remotely wiping punter's Kindle

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Anger doesn't cover it!

The whole point of books is the sharing of knowledge, that's why we have libraries. The publisher doesn't care if I lend my book to my mother-in-law. They actually want me to lend the latest Chris Brookmyre to her, as they know she will then start buying the back catalogue (you should too)

So what the hell is this tax dodging scum company doing? The only people they are protecting is themselves. They do not have the publishing houses best interests at heart, if they did they wouldn't squeeze them for every penny. The average profit that a publisher gets on a £10 book is between 80p and £1.60 (read the guardian article) They do not have the UK tax mans best intrest at heart, they charge full 20%vat but don't actually give it to the tax man.

In a nut shell, Amazon is a deplorable tax dodging rip off merchant that doesn't actually deserve any UK customers.

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BT and Virgin sue over £10m state-funded Birmingham broadband

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Surely if VM and BT wanted to cable these areas they would of done it by now.

The fact that they haven'y suggests a few things. 1. it's not profitable, 2. it's not profitable, and 3. They have two many biscuits and are spending all their time eating biscuits rather than upgrading their infrastructure.

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Four in ten Brits have had to change all their passwords to foil crooks

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I changed my password to foil crooks

my password is now rapier

*the one with the Leeds royal armouries brochure in the scabbard

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Apple iPod Touch 5G review

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I don't get it

It's a phone without the phone for the price of a phone. A sort of phoney phone without an RCA that should be a cinch to connect.

So it's a phoney phone without a phono that should easily connect to phono with the rights leads.

***So it's a phoney phone without a phono that should easily connect to a phono with an auxiliary phono lead.

(apologies, I was looking after the kiddies over the weekend and their literature has taken a hold of me)

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Young Frenchwoman desperate for fat pipe tumbles out of window

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Re: Zut Allors

Non, je voulais dire de ciseaux. Bien que je doute qu'elle ne pouvait faire confiance à une ceinture de sécurité non plus.

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Zut Allors

Cette femme est clairement un idiot. Des gens comme cela ne devrait pas se fier à l'aide de ciseaux de sécurité.

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Mozilla debuts Firefox Marketplace for Android apps

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Just what we need

yet another online market place for apps.

How long before we have a hypermarket?

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Craig, Connery or ... Dalton? Vote now for the ultimate James Bond

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When I ran a pub my interview questions usually had a Bond question in it, either best Bond or best Bond gadget.

Basically if they couldn't answer the finer points of Bond then they couldn't deal with some of my more awkward customers. These days the IT interview question is which is better, Tizer or Dr Pepper. I like to think that this is still Bond relevant as Tizer should be an acronym for a bond gadget and Dr Pepper should be an American female agent, all busty and lusty.

*beer icon, as this proves I need one

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BBC Watchdog crew sink teeth into dodgy PC repair shops

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@Emmett Jenner

When I had my business this was considered a fair tariff.

NO call out fee

Fixed hourly rate - £30 for joe public, £50 for businesses, £20 for charities

Up front peripheral charges - cost of invoice + 15% + tax (depending on where purchased)

Your bleak outlook on how businesses operate is quite quite wring

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I watched and thought the same as you all. That's not a fault as such but it should of been spotted by the "engineer" It made me quite angry, as my own home repair business failed, and mainly because I wasn't ripping off people. I refused to con people, and refused to profiteer.

The interview that was carried out in front of the slime balls solicitor was humorous though, I just hope that idiots like that are run out of dodge!

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The hoarder's dilemma, or 'Why can't I throw anything away?'

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Glad I am not the only one

My IT clutter was at it's very best in 2006. All the old useful bits from my failed business, all the donations from my customers and friends. Sometimes you have to ask yourself if you actually need 13 network cards. In 2007 I moved counties and was able to give the kit of yesteryear to a mate who also was a dumping ground for obsolete kit.

Fast forward to 2012, hows my clutter?

erm... 5 laptops, several routers, seemingly hundreds of USB gadgets and more 40GB drives than I want to think about. And that's just the stuff I know about.

*fail icon, because I assured the wifey that it would all go.

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Apple loses UK 'Samsung copied us' appeal: Must publicly GROVEL

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We would like to apologise to samsung, we said you copied us, but were wrong. Your product is legally not cool.

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Google data center spies on ITSELF: 'Like a boring version of Doom'

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Re: 'Like a boring version of Doom'

Lulz - I will always be a pleb

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'Like a boring version of Doom'

It's my quote!

Lester, you have made my day

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Cops cuff tabloid computer hacking suspect in Newcastle

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Re: Plebgate

I thought they made him get off his bike and use the plebgate, surely it's a crime when the esteemed gentleman that is Mr Whippy Mitchell is forced to use the gate of the masses!

*coat? no mines the cloth sack

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Huawei, ZTE probe showed no evidence of spying

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Re: Not so fast

I can only find one security hole in my ZTE, it's the one at the top were the spoken words drop out of.

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Man files FCC complaint over AT&T FaceTime blocking

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Damn - I thought it was just me they were blocking

because of some anti-ginger agenda, and now I find out that all us red tops needs to do is pay. This is racism impure and simple.

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Chinese 'Thunder God' plant could crush cancer

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You say plant extract

I say magic

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Microsoft Surface priced up for Blighty

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Re: Magnetic power supply...

Probably due the the massive "save apple payment" from Bill a few years ago (before handheld idevices)

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This looks like a turkey to me!

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ASA shakes finger sternly at naughty eBuyer over hard drive promo

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Do emails count as advertising? As whenever I receive one from Ebuyer it usually states a product and a price in the subject, but the price is usually for a different offer.

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Free WiFi in London Tube stations extended until end of 2012

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Re: Coverage

Electricity first, if nothing else to scare the hedge mumpers.

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Axe falls on Directgov as GOV.UK launches

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My Verdict

Just to look at basic tax information I counted 7 mouse clicks. This website is the IVR of the web world, and as such can only give it a score of 6/10

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