* Posts by wolfetone

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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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Branson sinks sub dream: Plan to explore Earth's bottom scrapped

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I think he might be expecting a big bill for Virgin Galactic to be honest.

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Ofcom's new broom Sharon White sweeps into office

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First job

To do absolutely nothing to stop BT's monopoly getting bigger.

If she achieves this, then she'll have done a grand job.

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BT to gobble EE for £12.5bn – BTEE phone home

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Re: Phew...sort of

I had an O2 phone years ago and only cancelled it to get a new BlackBerry on Vodafone (which were cheaper). That was the only reason, I always thought O2 were good.

Roll on to now, I'm on EE after having a 2 year awful marriage to 3. EE, for the most part, aren't too bad. I haven't had an issue with them. Saying that I don't think much of their online offering, I can never log in to my account to check my usage.

If BT do end up buying EE (which I think they will), then I'd have been more likely to go to O2. But if 3 are going to buy O2, then my next choice of operator will be limited - which I'm sure Ofcom is supposed to prevent?

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TalkTalk customers demand opt-out fix for telco's DNS ad-jacking tactics

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Re: Virgin does the same

The girlfriend has this and I thought it was just some crap they stuck on the router. Sort of glad to know it's not just me.

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HORRIFIED Amazon retailers fear GOING BUST after 1p pricing cockup

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Re: Hang on

This makes sense. Thank you both for clarifying.

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Hang on

If you go in to a shop, like Tesco, and something is marked at a wrong price the retailer doesn't have to sell you that product. It's up to them if they honour it or not. This is the law.

So does this law now apply online to UK based retailers?

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Uber surge pricing kicks in during Sydney siege

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Capitalism at its finest

"Did you hear some gun man has taken people hostage?"

"Really?"

"Yeah, the whole place is on lock down. It's hard for anyone to get around."

"Really?! Fetch me my car!"

"Why?"

"I'm going to charge a fortune to drive people who are desperate to get as close as possible to the crime scene, or to anyone else who needs to get home in a hurry."

"How much?"

"Well add a zero on to the normal fare, should be right."

".... $65 for a $6.50 taxi ride? Where are your morals man?"

*walking to the car* "Fuck morals, there's big money to be made".

etc etc

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Searching to destroy ... Bing? Facebook JILTS Microsoft

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Re: Does this article...

The only time an image that large should be on my screen is when I'm using Private Browsing and looking for a bride from Thailand.

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Web daddy Sir Tim Berners-Lee: Back off Putin, I'm no CIA stooge

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Re: And Putin is a

"Putin is aware of the paranoia of the Russian people (amply encouraged by his propaganda). He's seeking to exploit that."

This wording here, along with a lot of articles from various UK news agencies, led to my conclusion as it's a one sided statement. The Russians have always been paranoid of the west, America especially, and with good reason if you read the CIA "Tortune" reports.

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Re: And Putin is a

What propaganda?

Are you oblivious to the recent webcam hacking website that was reported on the news? "Russian website has a feed to a webcam in your house". Why does it matter if it's Russian or Australian or Irish? The fact is the website was doing something it shouldn't have been doing - although it should serve as a lesson to a lot of people to change their bloody passwords.

It's all very easy to believe that ourselves in the west don't get brain washed with propaganda, but we do. We were told within minutes of MH17 being shot down that the Russians did it, which has yet to be proven - even though there's more evidence to suggest the Ukrainians shot the plane down. With the riots in Fergusson we were told the riot was because of the death of the teenager when it was a protest about the treatment of young Black Americans that turned nasty due to Police brutality.

If you truly believe you are not being brainwashed by propaganda then you sir live in happy self contained ignorance.

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Ford dumps Windows for QNX in new in-car entertainment unit

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Re: In-Car Blackberry

For a minute I thought you were talking about the old BlackBerry's....

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1&1 goes titsup, blames lengthy outage on DDoS attack

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Re: Hmm..

Would make some sense. Move the company websites and DNS system to another place and split them off from the customer systems. So if the customer system goes down, the customer has a place to go and vent their frustration.

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NGINX scores $20 MEELLLION to remind people it sells stuff

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Re: It's a company?

Same as me, I didn't think they had paid for products.

I think their marketing team needs a kick up the arse!

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GERONTIC 'Ghost ship' prowled the undersea cables of the 1940s

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The Philidelphia Experiment

I bet this was the actual boat that was used!

See Reg, if you went along those lines with the story no one would bemoan the use of GCHQ/Five Eyes for click bait.

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MP caught playing Candy Crush at committee meeting: I'll ‘try’ not to do it again

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I bet he's one of the bastards complaining that the standard of champagne would suffer if the catering budget was cut.

Roll on the General Election! Time to make a positive change....

Ah hold on. We actually need an alternative that isn't a wanker, crook, racist, or idiot. Coalition again me thinks!

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Norks: We might be aggressive but we didn't hack Sony!

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North Korea have computers?

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Ten excellent FREE PC apps to brighten your Windows

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Re: A Request for Windows 8.1

I think I tried that and it didn't recognise my 365 account as a windows live account. Which I know it isn't, really, but still.

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A Request for Windows 8.1

Fantastic article, and I know this isn't a request forum, but Christ knows this is starting to piss me right off.

<rant>

I've an Asus Transformerbook T100, and I like it. I use it to play Football Manager, and to compose emails and create/read Word Documents that can be easily read or viewed by my clients when I'm out and about and my main laptop isn't practical. I use Office 365 to bridge the emails across this laptop and my Linux laptop/desktop.

There is absolutely no way (as far as I can see) to link your Office 365 account to your user account on Windows 8.1. I can add the exchange email account to the laptop and it will sync my contact, emails and calendar. But it just won't integrate properly with OneDrive - even though Windows 8.1 has a OneDrive app.

So, Microsoft or people who can lean on people at Microsoft. Maybe not for Windows 8.1, but definitely for Windows 10/9.x.in.disguise, make it possible to integrate Office 365 with your operating system. I can't be the only one to have this gripe surely?!?!?

</rant>

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Apple’s $700 BEEELLION market cap makes it more valuable than Switzerland

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Apple may be worth more than Switzerland

But I'll never put my illicit money in Apple.

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MI6 oversight report on Lee Rigby murder: US web giants offer 'safe haven for TERRORISM'

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Re: Yeah

Well GCSE History taught me that Quakers from England went to America, further enforced by Michael Moore's "Bowling for Columbine".

So please direct your corrections to Tony Blair (Honerable T**t) and Michael Moore PLC.

Cheers.

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Yeah

Because Google has been around for centuries allowing people to murder, rape, pillage everything in their way. It's a well known fact that upon landing on American soil, the early Quakers were using something called "The Facebook" and "Googol" on something called "The Amazing Autonomous Perpetual Machine". With this, they managed to rape, murder, destroy Native Indian plantations.

And it's also a well known fact that the British Navy used Twitter to locate the Belgrano and sink it.

Remember kids, the Internet makes evil people do evil things. You'll only be safe if you let strangers spy on you.

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Lenovo: We'll say HELLO MOTO to profits in 18 months

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You know what I'd love to see from Lenotorola?

A phone like the V3i/V8, running Android or - possibly - BlackBerry 10. That, in my head, is making me very excitable.

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And the award for the world's most tech-savvy country goes to …

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Re: Teaching using IT

I think what it's showing is the utilisation of IT as a tool for teaching, rather than saying teaching with IT makes you a better teacher. It's all about how people use technology, and the classroom is a good starting point as it's full of impressionable people who could be inspired to go out and use tech.

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BT in talks to RE-SLURP O2 after spitting it out a decade ago

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Re: Good news for the bankers

You should start a crowd funding drive to raise money to buy O2...

Obviously if you do this I get 20% for giving you the idea in the first place.

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We have a winner! Fresh Linux Mint 17.1 – hands down the best

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I can't agree with this

Having used Linux Mint 17 for about 3 weeks in anger at work, the only thing I can agree with is that it beats elementaryOS - because thats in BETA.

Linux Mint isn't a bad OS, it's certainty better than what I've just mentioned, as well as Fedora. But it is in no way better or beats openSuSE 13.2. And my comparison is based on what I've done with it. I used both Mint and SuSE in an office environment from 9am to 5/6pm. The work consists mostly of website development work and server administration, as well as some Word/Excel document editing.

openSuSE just works out of the box. No faffing about, and on my machine was far quicker than Linux Mint. I managed (and still do) to have complete access to the Windows server shared drives without complaint or issue. Linux Mint would struggle some times to open a folder on the server. It'd take an age and then say the folder didn't exist when it clearly did after refreshing the screen.

Network printer support on openSuSE is way better than any of the Linux Distro's I've used. Better than Debian 7, Fedora, Elementary, Linux Mint and Ubuntu. We have a networked Olivetti printer and none of the distro's bar openSuSE which picked it up straight away with no issue.

Document editing on openSuSE is much more straight forward too. LibreOffice worked far better and more reliably than it did on Linux Mint. There was a habbit when editing documents on LM that other machines on the network couldn't read them properly. This still happens with openSuSE but to a far far less extreme. One in every 20 documents so far (roughly) suffer this issue, whereas LM was one in 4.

The article, to me, focused more on the touchy feely stuff, not actually how it behaved in a real world work environment. I think if the reviewer did the tests again for longer periods like I've managed to do over 3 months then the review and opinion would be far far different.

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FORGET the CLIMATE: FATTIES are a MUCH BIGGER problem - study

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I don't know what he was, but he was 5ft 5 and a twig. I'm running to the touchline thinking "Holy crap I'm going to score" then BANG. Took the legs from under me, I go flying up in the air, and crash landed on my backside.

And they're handy to have in a ruck, you should have stayed :P

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I'm not exactly skinny. I am 6ft 3, and I weigh in at 18st 6. I play Rugby (switch between Prop and Second Row), and before that I used to do Boxing for 10 years until I had to retire because of my knee. The lowest weight I could get to while boxing was 15st. And believe me I tried to get below 14st 4 which would have taken me down from Super Heavyweight to Heavyweight which would have given me an advantage.

What cost have I been to the NHS due to my weight? None actually. I'm not diabetic, and I don't have any diseases. I'm expecting heart disease because my Dad had two heart attacks and the men on my mothers side of the family have all died from heart attacks. The only cost I have been to the NHS was through my own bad luck.

A busted knee done by falling off a bike trying to exericse.

A broken thumb from falling off a bike a second time trying to get fit to go back boxing.

A broken elbow from slipping on some mud, trying to get fit to go back boxing.

Several torn muscles from trying to get fit to go back to boxing.

Partially torn Achilles in my last bid to get boxing.

I left boxing, then I had the following:

Torn hamstring suffered 2 minutes in to my Rugby 2nd Team debut.

Torn hamstring suffered in my first training session back after the hamstring.

3 broken fingers suffered in a tackle. (Pulled the blokes shorts down, I deserved it).

Hernia after being taken out by a back.

So, really, I've been a burden to the NHS - but only by getting fit. Do you know how many injuries or illnesses I've had that I've had to go to the NHS with in the last 12 months when I've done no exercise?

None.

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HUMAN DNA 'will be FOUND ON MOON' – rockin' boffin Brian Cox

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Re: Space Nazi's

The funny thing with autocorrect is that it corrects the word only, but not correcting the word for the context used.

All thumbs down or complaints, please direct to my phone. Cheers.

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Fairly sure the Aliens, Santa Clauses, and Space Nazi's won't like this.

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Blackpool hotel 'fines' couple £100 for crap TripAdvisor review

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Re: Tripadvisor.

Well yeah, because some thing has to keep the high street solicitors in business when whipclash claims are banned.

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Re: Tripadvisor.

There is NEVER any excuse to do such a thing.

This is 2014, not 1999 Microsoft Front Page happy clappy times!!!!

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YOU are the threat: True confessions of real-life sysadmins

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I always see the systems I look after as children, and I'm the legal guardian of them. People entrusted them to me, expecting me to look after them and protect them. Once they outlive their usefulness - get too old (like we all do) they get thrown out and left to fend for themselves.

So really, if you look after a network or any sort of system, it is YOUR network and you do with it what you see fit. I admired the Childs story back in the day because he did his job properly to a point. I bet you can count on the one hand how many times that network was compromised compared to other networks where configurations and access were much more freely accessible.

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Northern Ireland website leaves front door open, spills users' data

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Re: Dún an doras

Really? Is there a tribute act called Pog ma thon? ;)

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Dún an doras

That's "Shut the door" in Gaelic

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Fasthosts goes titsup, blames DNS blunder

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Re: We are affected :(

It doesn't take a lot to run your own DNS servers. I have 2, both with different providers so there's some back up there when things go wrong.

However, I've been working with websites and the internet since I left school in 2004 and I've never in those 10 years heard anything good about Fasthosts. I'm surprised they still have customers.

I would seriously be having a word with your IT support people and float the idea of self hosted DNS servers in two different locations. If you're really paranoid you can even go for 3!

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Could YOU identify these 10 cool vintage mobile phones?

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Re: 7110?

I'd be interested to know how you found the Galaxy S2. I had one for a month and sold it. I would get on the tube at 8am in the morning (when I worked in london) and by 6pm the same day the battery will have died. It was total tosh.

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7110?

Where's the 7110? The "Matrix" phone? I'd say that had to be one of the coolest phones out there at the time.

I owned a RAZR (V3i), quite simply the best phone I ever had until I snapped it in half while arguing with my (now ex) geordie whore girlfriend. I haven't had much affection for a phone after that until I got my Z10.

P.S: Sorry if I offended any Geordies, but she was a Geordie, and a cheating slapper of a woman.

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The Toyota Aygo is PARKtastic ... but it is very much a City slicker

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My first brand new car was a Peugeot 107 (original Aygo really) in 2010, and I still have it after the finance finished. I've done 60,000 miles in it, the clutch is knackered now but when I consider I have driven as far west as Budapest in it (and 13 other EU countries) and as far north as Oban I think it's done quite well.

During the ownership some b*****d went in to the side of me. Not hard but enough to have the car taken away and fixed. In the meantime I had the original Aygo for 3 weeks - an Aygo Black. The quality in that compared to the 107 was just amazing. 4 speakers (107 has 2), faux leather seats and steering wheel. I was tempted to rip the interior out of the Aygo and swap it with my 107. I love the 107, they're good cars - and this extends to the Aygo.

Also, a note on performance. The 107 I had can go 114mph (tested on an Autobahn), and the sound from the engine is roary but it's sporty. I like the sound, makes me think it's going "GAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH COME ON COME ON PUUUUUUUUUUUUULLLLL". It's urgent, I like it. The 107/Aygo is also capable of transporting 4 people from Birmingham to Glasgow, and the 45 degree streets of Glasgow. I've done that twice in the car, and it was fine. I'm also 6ft 3, and had a 6ft guy in the back during this trip and we were both comfortable. The 107 also managed to transport 4 people to the Lake District for camping for the weekend.

And after all this, I've called it Rocky. It's a tough lil' bastard.

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Hey, you, PHONE-FACE! Kickstarter in-car mobe mount will EMBED your phone into your MUG

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Quite Clever

Now when you have an accident you won't have to spend valuable minutes looking for your phone to ring the ambulance.

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VINYL is BACK and you can thank Sonos for that

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Re: Interesting to see Led Zeppelin mentioned

"the needle kept jumping straight out the groove on the test presses!"

Stick a bit of blue tack on the top of the needle?

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UK PM Cameron says Internet must not 'be an ungoverned space'

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Well, depends who's in power at the time doesn't it?

Don't forget, this utter King Knut promised that English MP's wouldn't vote on Scottish matters, but then say Scottish MP's can't vote on English matters only. Which would mean the Tory's would win near enough every vote they put forward.

As George Galloway would say, they're just three cheeks of the same arse. Except for UKIP, they're effectively the product of said arse.

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Yorkshire man NICKS 1,000 Orange customer records. Court issues TINY FINE

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I remember reading that your personal details are worth about $15 ($9.47).

So, if 1,000 user details were sold, the total gained from this would be £9,470.

A £500 fine for this theft? Plus £470-odd? Crime certainty does pay doesn't it?

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DAY ZERO, and COUNTING: EVIL 'UNICORN' all-Windows vuln - are YOU patched?

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Doesn't Affect Me

I'm rocking Windows 3.11.

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