* Posts by wolfetone

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Ads watchdog: Er, what does woman in her undies have to do with ‘slim’ phone?

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Re: Cillit Bang...

Surprised there's all this talk of Ronseal and Cillit Bang when the biggest liar here is Lynx.

I bought that stuff hoping, praying, I would get a girlfriend when I was a teenager using the stuff.

I've been diddled again.

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Elementary, my dear penguin: It's the second beta of Freya

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Re: Pompous Twats

Hang the frig on, don't tar us "Gen Y's" with them lot.

I can see why they want the money. They'd like to go full time doing something they love. They'd like to give it more of their time before they even get more people involved. I'm in a similar position, I'm working full time for a job I used to love and working on a project that will get me out of that job. But it takes time, and the only available time I get is for seeing the girlfriend and sleeping. I can tell you burning the candle at every end possible may be physically possible, but your love life and mental health suffer.

That said, as far as I can see from using Elementary (I used Luna for 12 months), there isn't actually enough for me to warrant payment. It's a theme for Ubuntu. Elementary uses Ubuntu's software centre, Geary and Midori are separate projects. From the blog post I read, if I gave them $10 would it filter down to the projects that they use? I highly doubt it.

While Elementary is a lovely OS to use, it's a theme dressed as a distro. I forsee the project folding soon, and Pantheon (the window manager Elementary has) will be made available just like Gnome and KDE.

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Marconi: The West of England's very own Italian wireless pioneer

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Marconi was Irish/Italian.

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May the fourth be with you: Torvalds names next Linux v 4.0

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Finally

I'll be able to get Linux 4.0 NT.

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Lenovo shipped lappies with man-in-the-middle ad/mal/bloatware

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Re: I Wonder

Having owned a Lenovo ThinkPad T500 for the last 3 years, and having used a ThinkPad Edge E531, I can tell you the quality has nose dived. Flexing chassis when typing on the ThinkPad Edge, the older T500 is perfect really.

And yes, install any OS of your choice - which means either Windows or Linux.

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Raspberry Pi, meet face: You're probably NOT Blighty's biggest PC maker!

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Re: Amstrad

We bought an Amstrad PCW-16 circa 2002.

It was complete garbage and was thrown out.

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Torvalds turns to Sir Mix-A-Lot for Linux versioning debate

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And ner a drummer blown up in the process

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Re: I hate to be a whining prude...

+1 from me.

Although I looked at the photo for a good 2 minutes thinking they were boobs.

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As we had Linux 3.11 for Workgroups, I'm looking forward to Linux 4.0 NT.

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IBM says dating apps can give you a nasty infection DOWN THERE!

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Re: "... man-in-the-middle attacks, ..."

Maybe because any self respecting person who isn't a pervert would have thought "threesome"....

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Alert

Advice

The best advice I can give anyone using these apps is this:

Always wear a Condom. Because if they'll sleep with you, they'll sleep with anybody.

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You'll NEVER guess who has bought I Taught Taylor Swift How To Give Head dot-com

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Paris Hilton

Re: So she's self-taught

In guitar playing or fellatio?

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Suggestions

TheManyBoyfriendsOfTaylorSwift.com

IAmOldEnoughToRememberWhenTaylorSwiftSangCountryMusic.net

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CAR? Check. DRIVER? Nope. OK, let's go, says British govt

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Re: Welcome back to el reg, Claire Perry!

The thing is with Claire Perry is that people voted for her. She was the best candidate in her area.

What does that tell you about the electorate and the politicians in her constituency?

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$10,000 Ethernet cable promises BONKERS MP3 audio experience

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Dragons Den Moment

I'm going to do the exact same thing and undercut them by 50%.

I like idiots, they give me money.

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This optical disc will keep your gumble safe for 2,000 YEARS

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How do they work this out? Or have they got a DeLorean time machine that they haven't told us about?

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Plane crash blamed on in-flight SELFIES

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Re: And for non-aviators

If I recall correctly, Sopwith Camel's also helped sink the Bismark as they flew too slow for the Bismark's guns to hit.

True story (if it's correct).

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BT coughs £12.5 billion for EE as fourplay frolics pay off

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For those about to leave...

I salute you.

Having got 4/5 months left on my EE contract, and having not giving one moments thought to staying with them or any BT operated shambles, it leaves me with the choice of Vodafone, O2, or 3.

Vodafone - been with them before. Overpriced for Indian call centers

O2 - been with them before. Were OK but where are they heading?

3 - been with them last time. Hated the Indian call center.

This leaves me with the option to move down the chain to one of the virtual operators.

Virgin Mobile - overpriced useless POS

Tesco Mobile - I have internet with Tesco, it's shit.

LycaMobile - Never heard of them but I know I can ring foreign countries for 1p a minute

Then I stumbled on "The Peoples Network". They're not too badly priced, and plus a percentage of their profit can be given to a "good cause" that I can choose from. What the service is like though I'm not too sure, but I have 4/5 months to find out.

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RIP Windows RT: Microsoft murders ARM Surface, Nokia tablets

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Re: The BOSS has a Surface

"She hates Android and iOS"

The perfect woman. I'm glad you married her.

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Bill Gates – I WISH I was like Zuck and spoke Chinese. Yep, I drink poo

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Re: A Windows Terminator

Would just be Ctrl + Alt + Del wouldn't it?

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Welcome to Spartan, Microsoft's persuasive argument for... Chrome

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Recently I've seen more issues arising out of Safari and Chrome compared to Firefox and IE. IE, since IE6, has been behaving much better with HTML/CSS.

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Snowden SLAMS iPhone, claims 'special software' tracks users

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Wow. I didn't know The Register did bias.

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SO. Which IS more important to humanity: Facebook, or Portugal?

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If I were Zuckerberg

I'd buy Portgual, then open source it.

Imagine it, free wine.

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LIFELESS BEAGLE on MARS: A British TRIUMPH!

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Pint

I always liked Mr.Pillinger, always thought he was an honest type of guy. I always felt for him after this, some people weren't too kind about Beagle 2 - often citing the fact he was northern as somehow the cause for the failed mission.

But he has had the last laugh, it's just a shame that he isn't around to witness it.

Have one on me Mr.Pillinger, wherever you are.

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TERROR in SPACE: ISS 'NAUTS FLEE 'gas leak' to Russian module

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It's always the way...

The Russians are useless potato farmers, until something built in America breaks.

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What do UK and Iran have in common? Both want to outlaw encrypted apps

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We already have the wrong people at the top.

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SURPRISE: Norks' Linux distro has security vulns

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Does it support Flash?

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Boybanders ONE DIRECTION launch DoS attack on open-source bods

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Re: You know who i feel sorry for

I don't. I have tickets to see Ireland v Wales in Cardiff, you should see what the hotels are charging for one night then!

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One Sync to rule them all: How Microsoft plans to fix OneDrive

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Re: Linux

Not sure if this will help you but in terms of Emails I have used ExQuilla plugin for Thunderbird. Provides brilliant support for Exchange on Thunderbird.

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Re: Linux

Nope, I'd like to be able to sync my Office 365 stuff with Debian. I'd also like to attach my Office 365 account to my user account on my Windows 8.1 tablet.

I'm buggered both ways.

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Lube company merger receiving second 'in-depth' probe

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Why are they causing this friction? Just let them slip slide along with it.

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Windows XP beats 8.1 in December market share stats

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Re: Support is impossible

Windows 8/8.1 isn't too bad - if it's a touch screen device. Using it with a mouse is terrible.

I was on holiday in Canada and was seduced by the Asus Transformer Book T100, the fact it ran a x86 processor I thought if I didn't like Windows 8 I could always stick Linux on it (which it turns out I can't now). Anyway, I've used it fairly regularly mostly for editing some Excel spreadsheets and Football Manager, it's alright. It's not brilliant, but it's not poor either.

I would say, especially as Windows 10 isn't getting rid of the Metro/Tile system, it wouldn't hurt your personal development to at least know how to deal with the enemy.

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BILL GATES DRINKS 'boiled and treated' POO. Ah, 'delicious'

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New American TV Show

"Guess The Poo", where contestants try to guess who did the dukey in the potty by drinking the liquid latte.

For once, I will not copyright this.

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YES, we need TWO MEELLION ORACLE licences - DEFRA

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You know MySQL is free right?

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THREE MILLION Moonpig accounts exposed by flaw

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Re: Response to my request

Here is the response.

I sent back:

"How can you reopen my account if I've asked you to delete it? If it's deleted it shouldn't be recoverable?

Please, delete my data. All of it. Properly. "

They said:

"Thank you for taking the time to get back in contact.

We have now requested that all personal details relating to your account be removed. Please bear in mind that you will no longer have access to your order history. Should you wish to re-open an account in the future you would be able to use the same email address but lose access to any previous orders.

If you require any more assistance or information please feel free to contact us further and we will be more than happy to assist."

I didn't CC the ICO in it, should have done. But I don't feel totally confident that they will do what they said to be honest.

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WTF?

Response to my request

Well basically I emailed them the following:

"Please close my account with the email address provided. You're not a safe company to deal with, especially as you were told about this issue 18 months ago. If you're looking at it now why couldn't you do it 18 months ago? Oh yeah, that's right: it'll cost money.

Delete all my information from your account please."

The response:

"Thank you for taking the time to contact us here at Moonpig.

We are sorry to hear that you would like us to close your account and understand your concerns. We have now carried out your request.

We would like to assure you that all password and payment information is and has always been safe. The security of your shopping experience at Moonpig is extremely important to us and we are investigating the detail behind today’s report as a priority.

As a precaution, our Apps will be unavailable for a time whilst we conduct these investigations and we will work to resume a normal service as soon as possible. The desktop and mobile websites are unaffected.

If at any point you wish to reopen your account just let us know and we will be very happy to welcome you back.

Kind regards,

Nicholas"

How can they reopen my account if it's been deleted?

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Mmmmmmm, Bacon.

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Ex-Microsoft Bug Bounty dev forced to decrypt laptop for Paris airport official

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She obviously looked dodgy.

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UKIP website TAKES A KIP, but for why?

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Down with this sort of thing

Careful now

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That's what happens when you outsource your website to India. Blasted Indians, staying over there, taking all our web development jobs.

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Fancy a .trust domain? How's $150,000 sound?

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I trust

that you're just taking the piss with this and not being serious.

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Norks' internet goes TITSUP in possible DDoS attack

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Missing statement from article

A North Korean spokesperson said "This blatent attack on our supreme DNS Servers, the same ones invented by our supreme leader Kim Jong Il, has affected our glorious kingdom quite badly. All 4 computers are no longer able to connect to the Internet.

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NUKE HACK fears prompt S Korea cyber-war exercise

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Just a small request to North & South Korea

If you two do start arguing can you keep the nukes to a minimum and keep it in your own back garden? I'd like to go and see Queen with Adam Lambert in January and I don't want to go out with a lead lined suit on me. It'd get very hot doing air guitar to Fat Bottomed Girls don't you know.

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Norks: FBI's Sony Pictures' hacking allegations are 'groundless slander'

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Have a +1 from me telling it like it is.

Also, I still think Nintendo did it.

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Re: 2nd time....

The difference between Team America and The Interview is that Team America was a parody of all countries involved. "We have no intelligence repeat we have no intelligence" - best most truest line in the whole film.

Furthermore, the team behind Team America are far more talented with the whit and the satire than the team behind The Interview could ever dream of being.

It's all well and good the FBI now saying (after they initially suspected North Korea) they have the evidence, but I refuse to believe a country that maintains Pizza is a vegetable and that JFK was shot dead by Lee Harvey Oswald*.

*Before the down votes commence, look at the video and the photos of JFK after. Oswald was behind him, but the wound on JFK indicate he was shot from the front.

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Pitch Black: New BlackBerry Classic is aimed at the old-school

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Re: Win

My Z10 has good Exchange support to be honest. I have it hooked up to an Office 365 account and it's been perfect.

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ASA slaps Ebuyer AGAIN - this time for ignoring regulator

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"My last order was Free next day delivery (which is now a day late) ho ho ho Yodel."

Yodel said they had stopped accepting new deliveries to clear the Black Friday back log that they have. So hopefully you'll get your package in about February 2015.

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Dr. Dobb's Journal sails into the sunset - yet again

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Re: Ah the nostalgia!

The only magazine I used to buy when I first got in to PC's was "Computer Shopper". It's still going now, but I remember they used to be great big thick things with free floppy disks on the front. I remember I got Caldera 95, which made WIndows 3.1 look like Windows 95. *sigh* memories.

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It's whiff, Jim, but not as we know it: Curiosity sniffs ORGANICS on Mars

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Re: Don't be silly

That's why no one lives on the surface. They're all underground either reproducing or mining. There's a high turnover rate of martian syrup mine workers in fairness, and I hear Bob Geldof is contemplating a charity single in order to help them. Working title is "Do They Know Of Diabetes?".

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Of course there's life on Mars. Where do you think Mars bars are made?!

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