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NOKIA - Not FINNished yet! BEHOLD the somewhat DULL MYSTERY DEVICE!

John McCallum

Re: Nokia laughing at Microsoft..

I doubt many people bought Nokia phones because they had their own OS

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Data cops in charge of Facebook, LinkedIn, Google get a new office

John McCallum
Devil

@Fungus Bob

It s probably from Street View oh the irony

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Swiss wildlife park serves up furry residents to visitors

John McCallum

Re: It's common sense.

Never tried Horse(meat) but I have Venison Yummmm

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Take CTRL! Shallow minds ponder the DEEP spectre of DARK CACHE

John McCallum

Re: De Bios, she is incompatible..

I think all of them when English is a second or third language.

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Adobe spies on readers: 'EVERY page you turn, EVERY book you own' leaked back to base

John McCallum

Adobe and eBooks

Ahh but Adobe did sell eBooks it was run for them by Overland or some such biz bought a couple of them myself they only turned of the servers about a year or so ago.

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Apple's warrant canary riddle: Cock-up, conspiracy, or anti-Google point-scoring

John McCallum

Mine canary

They didn't work that way,singing and being all bouncy bouncy they fell of their perch and sometimes died.

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Jet-powered DRONE-maker slapped for illegal exports

John McCallum

Re: De-obliteration as standard!

I dare say that not all shots will be on target most people are crap shots even with all the help of targeting aids.

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HP, Microsoft prove it again: Big Business doesn't create jobs

John McCallum
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Re: Growth really isn't needed...

Bollocks!That will only work if there is a ZERO growth of population.

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Fridge hacked. Car hacked. Next up, your LIGHT BULBS

John McCallum
Devil

Re: IMHO

Agreed what lazy sod fits internet connected lightbulbs?

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AT&T: 'twas conniving contractors who nicked your info

John McCallum
FAIL

Re: ...is a phone company doing with SSNs?

T.G. that we in the UK don't rely on our National Insurance No.for unique ID the way that the USA does their SSN's.Why does a telephone company realy need it?

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For your next privacy panic, look no further than vending machines

John McCallum
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FUD

I would not worry about this as most vending machines that I have seen are nearly all second hand Nestle ones.Most vending Co's. are to tight to buy new.The most advanced ones that I saw while working at Nestle was some for Ford that took a prepay card.

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'Executed ex' of Norkers' bonkers Kim Jong-un rises FROM THE GRAVE

John McCallum

Last man standing

......is probibly shot does wonders for team morale,and syncro standing.

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Google Maps adds all UK public transport timetables

John McCallum

Re: Park and Ride

.....Or Edinburgh where there are three park and ride plus half of a tram system?

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Former Tech Data UK beancounters may face rubber-glove treatment

John McCallum

It may be that,that,£27M only existed on paper.

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Nuclear reactor sysadmin accused of hacking 220,000 US Navy sailors' details

John McCallum

A few more details on this website http://hamptonroads.com/2014/05/extruman-sailor-charged-massive-hacking-case.It seems from this news paper article that the systems administrator on The USS Harry S.Trueman was a Pety Officer 3rd Class(not bad for someone that enlisted in 2008 and discharged in 2013).

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Sony nanotechnicians invent magnetic tape that stores 148 Gb per square inch

John McCallum

How about that film/music/ebook whose DRM server died with the shell-company that ran it?

It doesn't even need a shell Co. just an arsehole Co. like Adobe.

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Fix capitalism with floating cities on Venus says Charles Stross

John McCallum

Chuck realy should stick to writing about imaginary worlds .

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Whaddaya mean, NO REFUND? But I paid in Bitcoins! Oh I see...

John McCallum
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Bitcoin

Is total bollocks I prefer real money you know £/$/€ or even Turkish Lira.Virtual currencies are all very well in SiFy but are a bit dubious in real life.

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Boss at 'Microsoft' scam support biz told to cough £000s in comp

John McCallum

B'stards

They tried this "trick" on me about 4/5 times,every time I told them to go away very politely except the last time I said to the woman at the other end to eat shit and die that was about 9/10 months ago.

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Microsoft to push out penultimate XP patch on March Patch Tuesday

John McCallum

Update ?

Oh well looks like I will have to get a windows 7 disk then.

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Cable thieves hang up on BT, cause MAJOR outage

John McCallum
Flame

Re: Damn thieves

This won't work the brainless twats have been known to cut(or try to cut )10000 volt cables with bolt cutters one fried thief.

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'The Mystery of the Martian Doughnut' solved by NASA sleuths

John McCallum

Aye but would the conspiricy nuts believe them as they would all be saying that the 'nauts were being filmed on a back lot in Hollywood?

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Devs SLAM UK.gov's JavaScript-astic, 'shoddy' security education website

John McCallum
Windows

Re: Is this what's called a 'cyber jerk'?

they then try to load javascript from mookie1.com. WTF is mookie1.com and why should I trust it?

If Internet Explorer willnot show the page WHY should anyone trust them?

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Thanks for suggesting eBay should flog PayPal. It's not happening, CEO tells Carl Icahn

John McCallum
Devil

Re: activist?

"Back seat driver"

Try again.

Pain in the arse.

Recipient of the Grande Order of the Wooden Spoon.

Asset Stripper.

Perm any ones that you like.

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US Supreme Court to preside over software patents case

John McCallum
Angel

They don't appear to be the usual patent trolls see here http://www.alicecorp.com/fs_about_us.html

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eBay chairman: 'Don't make payback a bitch for Anonymous hackers'

John McCallum
Devil

Re: "some of the upgrades required to block further attacks"

Unfortunatly that will not stop the DoJ in their mission to get their hands on FREE MONEY.

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HTC phone STOPS BULLET, saves Florida gas station clerk's life

John McCallum
Devil

Re: mythbusters...

Depends on which .22 round one from an SA 80 or one from a Saturdaynight Special lots of differance.

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Three million Adobe accounts hacked? Sorry, make that 38 MILLION

John McCallum

Adobe purchase's

the only "software" that I have bought from adobe were two Ebooks when they had a tieup with Overdrive now I can no longer read them as the turned of the servers.

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Comcast court docs show Prenda copyright trolls seeded smut then sued

John McCallum
Facepalm

Pop corn and Soda time

This gets better and better

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Judge bins lawsuit alleging AOL patent sale conspiracy theory

John McCallum
Devil

http://www.nasdaq.com/symbol/aol seems to be quite healthy to me at $34.245 each share and is a buy.

According to this site.

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Apple returns to courtroom once again to contest ebook shafting

John McCallum
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Re: lame + Baen

Sadly they no longer do this after they teamed up with Amazon et al or amazon would be giving all of those books away

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Snowden's XKeyscore revelations challenged

John McCallum
Devil

Re: nothing to see here, move along

It's the old saying, if it's on/in an official file it's an official secret.Take for instance the training manual for a Royal Navy chef on the first and last page you are informed that this doccument is classified secret,it's a recipe book FFS.

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LOHAN cranks up old-school clockwork failsafe

John McCallum
Joke

Re: Seeing the parachute laid out like that...

would that be Billie-Jo or Britney?

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US Supremes sit on hands in $625m patent case, hand Apple victory

John McCallum
Devil

PoE

Isn't that something that your great**grandma used to piss in at night instead of a trek to the kazzie after dark.

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HP's Ray Lane faces $100m tax bill over 'sham' tax shelter

John McCallum
Coat

Re: flame on

Don't associate the rest of us "baby boomers" with pieces of shite like the subject of the article.

(bus pass is in here somewhere)

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Marks & Sparks accused of silently bonking punters over the tills

John McCallum
WTF?

Being billed twice

every time that I have had an error in any payment by chip+pin I have been given the erronious till recipt without having to ask if you donot get the reciept chalenge it there and then not maybe 3or4 weeks later when you get your statement.

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Barnes & Noble bungs Raspberry Pi-priced Nook on shelves

John McCallum
Unhappy

Re: £29 e-reader dodgy marketing?

I got the same reply to my attempt to buy a tablet and simple then to top that there was a phone call from the bank to confirm that it was a genuine purchase by yours truly or had I lost or had my card stolen.

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Egyptian navy captures divers trying to cut undersea internet cables

John McCallum
Devil

Re: is everything you read actually true?

Then why do it underwater when it would be easier to do it where the cable comes ashore.

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Boffin road trip! The Reg presents Geek's Guide to Britain

John McCallum
Devil

Re: Am I just too cynical?

Why do you think that they announced this article pre publication?

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Brit boffins GANG-RESEARCH tiny LEDs for 1Gbps network

John McCallum
Devil

Let there be LIGHT

Bugger 70/100w I prefer a single 90/130w and if it is lined up right plod couldn't care less.

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Texas schoolgirl loses case over RFID tag suspension

John McCallum
Devil

Re: 666

since we are wandering of topic great book but he didn't half ramble near the end/last third....

Devil icon as that is what the bad guys look like,aparently

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'Wide-set' twin stars can drive dirtball companions WILD, insist boffins

John McCallum

I seem to remember that this was given as the reason why binaries were thought not likley to have companion planets.

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Don't touch Sony, Panasonic's junk, says credit agency

John McCallum
Devil

I'm glad someone else remembers that these arseholes said that it was OK to bundle and salami slice oversold morgages from the US market that destroyed alot of companys and also many Billions of £/$ of savings.

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Verizon CFO: 'Unlimited' data is just a word

John McCallum
Devil

Re: Unlimited may be a word..

No you have it the wrong way round there arseholes don't eat shit they dispense it.

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John McCallum
Black Helicopters

Re: No word is "just a word", words are the basis of civilisation.

I dare you to send that to Verizon go on I dare you.

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Neil Gaiman’s saucy pop wife agrees to pay her musicians in money

John McCallum

Re: Do not forget....

Well bully for him IF they want to give their products away then let them,but don't expect others to go without their due payment.You can't pay your bills with "beer and hugs" even if you are an amateur.As for the free ticket(s) what concert would they be for.

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John McCallum

Re: not been an intern ever then eh?

No every job that I have had has paid me the going rate be it £2.00 ph in the '70's or £300 a day in 2000.

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French Skyper freed after accidentally hacking bank's phone system

John McCallum
FAIL

Pass code?

123456 is this for real? sounds like the default pass word

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Google to axe IE 8 support, cuts off Windows XP lifeline

John McCallum

Re: I have a fair solution

A very good way to piss of your customers that is and a very good way to make sure they don't come back

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