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* Posts by dcd

34 posts • joined 19 Aug 2011

'But we like 1 Direction!' Rock gods The Who fend off teen Twitter hate mob

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Meh

The Borg would pass them bye.

That is all.

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Can one assune .........

.... that given all the recent "think of the children" bloat regarding social media, that said media and the authorities will be waving their collective fingers at the kids regarding this?

You know, balance etc.

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Paying a TV tax makes you happy - BBC

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Re: Owning a TV is not compulsory.

"If you don't want to pay, don't have a TV in the lounge."

If you don't want to pay, don't watch live broadcasts.

There. Fixed it for you.

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London Blitz bomb web map a hit-and-miss affair

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Bounds Green tube

No mention. Bomb fell across the street. Not there. Loads died.

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Google's Brin: Elected officials should quit political parties

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Wanker

As much as I despise most in politics what ranks higher in my disdane is so called captains of industry who spout shite like Mr Google.

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Beep! NASA here, a 400 tonne spacecraft is about to buzz your house

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Re: Heavens Above

Respect!

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Kickstarter kindly allows Brits to channel 95% of their money through it

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Re: Crypteks ?

Agreed.

Make a nice website. Beg for money. Run!

A story needs to be told!

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WHITE WHALE spent 4 years trying to tell us something, then stopped

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Jim-eh!

Speak?

Sounds like the noise your hear from the piss-heads in doorways who talk and spit at their invisible mates!

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Everything Everywhere prices up UK 4G

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Re: WOW 4G

Neither.

And neither is EE (read the 4G specs).

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I'll stick with Three UK thanks ...

.... and with high speeds too.

With HSDPA+ up to 21mbps ( I get 16 on a regular basis) and all you can eat data for 15 quid. And I am on PAYG.

Appears to me that a lot of people are being suckered into 4G when they don't even take advantage of what they already have.

Oh, N1 London Balls Pond Road area for anyone who cares to know where I get that speed.

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Insider 'fesses up: Amazon's Glacier cloud is made of ... TAPE

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I have wondered that ...

... in order to wear one of those outfits you have to be fucking desperate, or retarded.

Anyone here care to fess up?

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Apple pays up for stealing design from Swiss Railways

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Re: A COMPLIMENT to

Thieving toady bastards!

Complement enough?

Steal first, pay later if fought.

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Ten iPhone 5 challengers

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Re: What about accessibility?

Yes it has undergone massive improvement as you put it. I too, am partially sighted, and am glad I shifted from Symbian to Android.

One of the many reasons is that since Gingerbread the accessibility features (from a PS persons point of view) have improved by leaps and bounds.

Install your own fonts, text whatever size you want, audio transcription, various contrast schemes, you name it.

Take another look comrade, you may be plesently surprised!

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Amazon flings open doors to Android Appstore in Europe

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Good prices

Well I have given it a spin and its been a bit of a jaw dropper. Because a quick check of about five paid apps I already have showed each being cheaper on amazon.

Don't know if this is some introductory promo on all paid apps, but next time I want an app purchase I'll check both.

Choice right?

PS. As to earlier comment re combining both/all stores in a single app - I agree!

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Watch out, PC disk drive floggers: Cloud will rust up those spinners

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Think about this ...

... the cost!

Sorry, impressed with the offerings, but the cost of cloud storage is too high at present.

I think it will be quite some time before I give hard drives the fuck off. Even SSD.

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Wikipedia failing to recruit any new admins

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Re: A second reason reason is....

Once tried to correct the birth place of someone that was wrong. Was auto reverted by a bot and I had to plead with the bot owner on his talk page that I was right.

Fuck that!

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Facebook: Our phone app DID seize your email

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Re: yeah yeah, it was a bug...

Better still. Turn off Facebook period!

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Asus Eee Pad Slider SL101

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Its MyLibrary

Which is an integrated book / newspaper reader / bookstore than can handle pub and PDF and does so rather well. Its also got text to speech as well.

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Apple was OK to fire man for private Facebook comments

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Article 10

You have it (the right) but commercial interests can cast it aside.

Bad precident indeed.

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Steve Jobs' last words: 'OH WOW. OH WOW. OH WOW.'

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it'sfull of stars!

Reality, that is.

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Steve Jobs: the Exclusive Biography

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Even cheaper via BitTorrent

What? As a hater you think I would buy it?

Read/Listened (got the audio version as well) and must say it reinforces what I think most of us already knew:

1) He was a pathological liar

2) He was a complete knob

On a personal note. I suspect without the ear bashing and interfearance he made, and given that there *IS* a lot of talent at that company, they may get on better without him.

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Apple gets patent for ‘unlock gesture’

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Ye gods!

That is all.

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El Reg in SHOCK email address BLUNDER

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Bring it on!

I don't care if my email address is in your list. Running a small piss-ant email service for the past ten years with lots and lots of mods of my own.

It's hard. Fucking rock hard - so bring it on.

On a slightly serious note: peeps should do a deep search for their email address on a number of engines - you may be surprised to find it!

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Jobs: 'I'll spend my dying breath destroying Android'

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Well he fucked up there then.

So he was delusional as well as the rest.

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Jobs was 'working on future product day before he died'

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Meh

Is that it El Reg?

Or are there more Steve Jobs stories to follow?

Asking, as I for one am done with this reverence.

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Google planning major upgrades to Google+ ‘within days’

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Gundotra said that the demand exceeded Google’s most optimistic projections

Bullshit.

Nobody's home, and it's full of tech types. Anyone managed to get their family members to jump ship from Facebook?

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Virgin Media broadband in two-day wobble

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No problems at all London N1

Could it be because I use my own DNS settings?

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Dutch ISP calls the cops after Spamhaus blacklists it

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Well that's all of them then.

Name one that doesn't?

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Clarification needed

It's not clear (from the story) why all the ISP customers were blacklisted.

El Reg?

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C and Unix pioneer Dennis Ritchie reported dead

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Unhappy

R.I.P.

Now THIS is truly sad news.

My 30 plus years in I.T. can be attributed to what this man did.

Off to dig out the bible - the K&R one that is, and a pint and a tip of the hat later.

David

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iPhone 5: Apple 4S, pundits 0

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Hindsight eh?

" So what else was Apple ever going to do but announce a phone that's faster and more functional..."

It's a real fucker!

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Nokia axes another 3,500 jobs

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How sad but inevitable

And the saddest part is that there are so many out there who still think the ship is in good health. For a truly pathetic example of this pop over to allaboutsymbian.com and see spin in action like you have never read before.

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Power cut knocks Miliband off-air mid-speech

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Fucking mint!

Anyone got a link to the Sky footage?

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Apple augments reality, tells you where to go

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Wha!

Been using Satellite AR on Android for yonks. Great app and free!

Bugger off Apple!

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