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Alphadex fires back at British Gas with overcharging allegation

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What sort of company leaves it 30 months to check how much they are paying for electricity? No one has done a review of costs in nearly 3 years? I smell something whiffy.

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Twitter rejigs layout, opens wide to swallow SLURRY OF ADS

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Re: I always said I didn't "get" Twitter

It matters for their shares on the stock market. If their user base flatlines, if they lose money or they don't make any money, their shares will dip and the current set of investors will get incredibly pissed off. They could easily sell their shares on to another company, kick up such a fuss that the board couldn't ignore them, or simply buy a controlling share in the company and run it how they want to - a hostile takeover. So it is important for Twitter to keep the investors happy.

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Wookiee! CHEWIE'S BACK in Star Wars Ep VII – blab Hollywood 'sources'

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Re: These rumour starters....

I'm 6ft 3", but I can get hold of some 1ft heels/baked bean cans.

I can stand in for Mr.Mayhew if needed.

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Mad Raspberry Pi boffins ripped out its BRAINS and SHRANK them for your pleasure

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Shut up and take my money NOW!

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Tamil Nadu's XP migration plan: Go Linux like a BOSS

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Linux

The man from Munich

He says yes!

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'Hello, is that the space station? NASA here. Can you put us through to Moscow?'

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Re: Just give NASA the cash

Like Tony Benn MP (RIP) said in one of his many speeches, a country can always find the cash to go to war. None of them ever say "Oh we'd love to invade you today, but we will have to put it off by a week as we don't have the cash for tanks at the moment". The cash can always be found, no matter what country it is. And I think you will find as this Ukraine situation rumbles on, NASA will mysteriously find the cash needed to put America "back on top" of the world.

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BlackBerry sucker-punches TV star Ryan Seacrest in patent brawl

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G'WAN BLACKBERRY!

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Say WHAT? ATVOD claims 44k Brit primary school kids look at smut online each month

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When I was at school

There was a boy in our year who claimed he had sex with a Sixth Former.

We were in Year 8.

Being creative with the truth when you're a boy at school when it comes to sex? Nothing changes.

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GNOME 3.12: Pixel perfect ... but homeless

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Re: Another vote for XFCE

I installed XFCE on Tuesday on a new Debian 7 installation - after being with GNOME 3 since the start - and I was dissapointed. It's true what you say, it is a clean design (if a little basic) and it is fast. The problem for me was that dual screen extended monitor support is a pain in the arse to set up. And even after screwing about with it, managing to expand the desktop, once you rebooted it went back to a mirrored display.

Right now, I'm using MATE which is the GNOME 2 of old. And I'm really impressed with it. I would hope that Debian came out with MATE as default as it's more akin to the old GNOME.

Cinnamon, for the record, on Debian 7 is also a pain in the arse. Can't get it to play nicely at all.

As for GNOME 3, I've used it for 3 years, and I may go back to it. Right now though I'm sleeping with MATE for a while.

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Twitter sneaks in Facebook-ish photo-tagging – how to switch it off

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Re: strange..

Yes, yes I did. Who wants to touch me?

I SAID WHO WANTS TO TOUCH ME!?

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Re: strange..

Same as myself. No notifications about it, just happened to read the article.

It was crap like this that made me delete Facebook. Seems any time one of these companies go public the whole idea of privacy (or at least asking for permission) goes out the window.

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Candy Crush King sees IPO go sour as stock price heads south

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The Underpants Gnomes Guide To Tech IPO's

1) Make game

2) ???

3) Profit

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Ugh! This DUNKABLE wearable tech is REPELLENT

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Re: grout technology

"I don't expect much from the 21st century but if grout technology could move on a little it would be appreciated :)"

Don't hold your breath, I'm still waiting for my damn hoverboard.

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GIANT FLESH-EATING DEVIL CHICKENS roamed North Dakota

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It's just a bigger version of the chickens KFC use.

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Seven Great Moments in World Wide Web History

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Re: Surely ..

The meerkat was always a cheap pretender to the throne of Crazy Frog.

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Show more CANADIAN-MADE PORN, insists Canadian government

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Re: Weird smut, please.

Finally we'll get to see the real Queef sisters in action!

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What about...

Ice Road Hookers?

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'Mommy got me an UltraVibe Pleasure 2000 for Xmas!' South Park: Stick of Truth

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Mr.Garrison - "Eric did you just say the F word?"

Cartman - "Jew?"

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Roll up, roll up for the Commentards' Ball

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unfortunately that pub got turned into apartments. (let's see if a google streetview link works)

https://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=39+Monson+Road,+SE14&hl=en&ll=51.477954,-0.047715&spn=0.000007,0.004549&sll=51.537794,-0.101624&sspn=0.55607,1.164551&t=h&hnear=39+Monson+Rd,+London+SE14+5EQ,+United+Kingdom&z=18&layer=c&cbll=51.477954,-0.047715&panoid=g5APZIJzrVnWGd3Z_WRAJw&cbp=12,355,,0,-5.94"

It blew over too quickly by the looks of things.

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Will it be at The Winchester?

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Blimey! ANOTHER Bitcoin bleed brouhaha

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It's funny how "Bitcoin" rhymes with "Ponzi" isn't it?

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Dashboard Siri! Take me to the airport! NO, NOT the RUNWAY! Argh!

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Re: I've always had an Apple on the dashboard

I do like a furby orange to be fair.

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I've always had an Apple on the dashboard

It's quite handy when you're in a traffic jam and a bit peckish, you just pick it up and eat it.

The one I have in the car at the moment has gone a bit brown looking so I may replace it soon.

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Alcatel unveils 'cheaper-than-Chromebook' Lapdock-alike phablet-powered laptop

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In Bonnie Tyler we trust.

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Steve Jobs statue: Ones and ohs and OH NOES – it's POINTING at us

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All that money

And you still can't buy class.

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MtGox has VANISHED. So where have all the Bitcoins gone?

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Keep your sodding BitCoin

I'm happy with my Trillion Dollar Bill, thank you very much!

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Java or .NET bod in the Midlands? Congrats - you've got a DOUBLE DIGIT payrise

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Re: Undesirable?

Are you sure they meant Manchester and not Barrow?

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Microsoft asks pals to help KILL UK gov's Open Document Format dream

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In the words of Adam Hills...

Microsoft.

Stop being a dick.

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Official: British music punter still loves plastic

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Re: Vinyl

I would totally agree with you here. I bought 3 CD albums this year and 4 Vinyl albums: Manic Street Preacher's "Rewind The Film" and Bruce Springsteen's "Wrecking Ball" and "High Hopes", Rage Against The Machines eponymous album were all on vinyl.

The sound, to me, is much warmer - that is the only way I can describe it. The sound of old vinyl and new vinyl both have that slightly audiable rumbling or hum in the background which makes it more real I suppose. Turn it up loud enough and close your eyes you could imagine being in the recording studio when the album was made.

By rights, I am part of the generation that is downloading MP3's and listening to it on iPods. But in all honesty this is done for portability. I can stick the iPod on in the car or listen to the CD. Vinyl, as you say, is more of an occasion. And I'm sure we've all been there on a Saturday/Sunday evening with a 4 pack of your own poison listening to various vinyl records.

For as long as they will make them I will continue to buy vinyl albums where and when I see fit. And if, one day, they stop making them I will continue to collect vinyl from all ages, long before I was even a twinkle in my grandmother's eye.

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American Idol host's keyboard firm smacks back against BlackBerry in patent spat

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Use the photo from the article and compare it to the BlackBerry Bold 9780 for example, it's like Typo have just bought a load of BlackBerry's and hacked the keyboard off them.

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Well they're not going to say "Oh yeah we did rip BlackBerry off. We're very sorry and we will change the product now".

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Birds Eye releases 'mashtags' social spud snacks

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Re: Leftovers

They are mashed with salt so they would be very secure.

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Steelie Neelie 'shocked' that EU tourists turn mobes off when abroad

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Re: It's not phone calls, it's data

I used to work for a company based in the UK that sold "Travel SIM Cards" to the USA. The idea being that if you're an American and you wanted to travel Europe or other places you'd stick this SIM card in and use it.

It wasn't uncommon for a user to have a $80,000 phone bill at the end of their 2 week holiday. The primary cause was the data. To use this company's plan it would cost you $2.05/MB. I'm not even making it up.

The best thing though is that they justify the cost by saying they do a lot of work in Malawi. They do some good work, but I don't think it justifies robbing the people using their service. If you'd like more information on the company (I don't think I should type their name outright), just Google "International Cell Phones and World Phones" and they will be in the top two.

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Without a smartphone your reptile brain gets a workout

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Re: Facepalm

I bought an Alcatel OneTouch phone from Carphone Warehouse for £50 last year as my current phone was broken. It ran Android 2.2 and it had a very fuzzy screen. BUT the battery would last 3 to 4 days, and that was a smartphone.

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THOUSANDS of Tesco.com logins and passwords leaked online

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Every little helps

For the hackers, obviously.

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Rotten to the core: Apple’s 10 greatest FAILS

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Re: Antennagate affects everyone, not just apple

Yeah but while other phones may lose 2 or 3 bars of service (if that), the iPhone lost everything.

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Re: Good to remember whenever you hear that "Apple can do no wrong" blah blah

"Balanced and fair reporting."

This isn't the BBC that you're looking for.

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I remember Steve Jobs first saying that signal loss from holding mobile phones were a common issue and that it affected all handsets. The next day, one of BlackBerry's CEO's (think it was Lazaridis) said that BlackBerry phones didn't suffer from this - and he was right. A friend at the time had a new iPhone and I had a new BlackBerry Curve, and we tried holding them differently etc and my BlackBerry never really lost signal. My friends iPhone however, lost all of his signal.

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Bad luck, n00bs: Mozilla to splurge ADS inside empty Firefox tiles

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All I want to know is...

Can I turn this off and will it make it's way in to Iceweasel?

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MtGox fallout bogs down Bitcoin traders as malleability issue goes mainstream

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I'm going to start an exchange for bottlecaps. Bottlecaps are the new currency, anyone who's played Fallout will know it's a sound investment!

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BBC, ITV gang up on YouView with 'FreeView Connect'

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I always thought you had to buy YouView from TalkTalk or BT to be able to use it properly. I didn't think you could just walk in to Curry's and plug it in at home without being on BT or TalkTalk. So Piro's comment makes sense.

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Gamers in a flap as Vietnamese dev pulls Flappy Bird

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As you don't want the game anymore, can I have the source code?

I want to make a game to pay homage to the great American rockband "The Byrds".

I'd like to call it - Flappy Byrds.

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James Dyson plans ROBOT ARMY to take over the world

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Re: In the UK?!

"I'm sorry, I wouldn't buy such a device designed in the UK. I wouldn't buy a device coming from someone who grew up in a country where people think it's healthy to have more surveillance cameras than people. This doesn't seem like a place where even the most basic privacy protection could come from."

So you'd sooner buy products from the USA and China then?

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Opera founder von Tetzchner: It's all gone to crap since I quit

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Re: Wut?

Still a better browser than Internet Explorer

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Re: Linux support

Every time they put an update about Opera on Facebook I would tackle them about the lack of a new version of Opera for Linux, and I too got the "We haven't forgotten we will get it out to you". How long has it been now? Must be at least 12 months, it's scandelous really.

I've made the switch elsewhere, I'm using Iceweasel (can anyone smell my Debian?) and it's alright. It doesn't slow down on specific sites like Opera 12 would on Linux. But I miss Opera, I really really do. But if the company don't give a toss about my operating system, then no matter how much I love the browser, I can't use it.

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Dead Kim Jong-il's OS makeover takes a page from Dead Steve Jobs

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Didn't you know?

North Korea invented OSX, Kim Jong-il said so.

I mean, we can believe him can't we?

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UK internet filtering shouldn't rely on knee tappers, says Tory MP

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Re: Poor girl

The government can force parents to keep their kids in school instead of going on holiday but she can't do that?

The government can force parents to pay their taxes but she can't persuade them to turn net filtering on?

Who the hell voted for this woman!?

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MP 'shocked' at failures 'at the top' of the BBC over epic DMI tech fail

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Re: Bad reporting?

I remember their advert for explaining digital TV made by the BBC that was narrated by Jack Dee and Richard Wilson, back in the late 1990's/early 2000's.

"It's transmitted over the air in 1's and 0's and can pass through buildings without loss of reception".

Poor reporting is endemic within the BBC.

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Stephen Fry rewrites computer history again: This time it's serious

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@SDoradus - "so was Woz: his role clearly was not at an end with LISA"

It's been a few years since I read iWoz, Steve's autobiography. But I remember him talking about LISA and that, to him, it was awful. The machine wasn't expandable like the Apple II, and that a lot of people had an input but not many had a good idea. This lead to him "leaving" Apple after the LISA to set up a company to make the universal remote control that he invented.

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Volunteers slam plans to turn Bletchley Park into 'geeky Disneyland'

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Re: Time for The Register to weigh in methinks.

Computer people of the world unite!!!

Joking aside, something has to be done. I was that pissed off with what I read yesterday I paid £50 to TNMOC (and Gift Aid of course) to become a member. Bletchley won't get a single penny of my money ever again until they stop what they are doing.

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