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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
Thumb Down

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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John McCallum

Re: Seriously?

So sorry but at the time of writing I cannot justify the expense mortgage comes first maybe this time next year.

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UK.gov blacklists Fujitsu from future contracts - report

John McCallum
Devil

Re: Idiots

If only Edinburgh Council had had the cOjones to find out the uselessness of the main conrtactor for the trams debacle they would by now have a tram line that went somewhere rather than one that only went to the airport and back to Princes St.

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E-publisher 'fesses up: 'Apple UDIDs were ours'

John McCallum
Devil

Re: Seems to be a legit company.

It would have to be significantly larger than the fine that they are about to be slapped with,watch this space.

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Nokia flagellates self further to quell fake cam ad Twitterstorm

John McCallum

Adverts

As far as I am concerned all adverts lie to some extent or other so it is just a shite storm in a toilet bowl

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Apache man disables Internet Explorer 10 privacy setting

John McCallum

Default ON

Or default OFF or user ON or user OFF it seems to me that they are in effect the same thing it is either on or off,so tell me how does a piece of software or programme on a server somewhere know whether it has been turned on by the user or turned off by the user or is on or off by default?Can you explain in normal language what the differance,if any,is.

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Broadband minister's fibre cabinet gripe snub sparks revolt

John McCallum

"If they cant find a willing resident, then the site that has the least % of footprint to pavement ratio should be used.. "I think that is what these councils want but the percentage is 0%,and the only way to do that is to recess them in to a wall Expensive!

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John McCallum
Devil

Re: Seriously

They have a hobby it's called objecting(to everything and anything).

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'Picture of Dorian Gray' borrowed in 1934 is finally returned

John McCallum
Joke

Re: probably preserved it better than the library would have

By George I think he's got it (don't know what it is but he's got it)!

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Former Russian officer sentenced for part in Kaspersky kidnapping

John McCallum
Devil

Court Martial

As this ExOfficer Opted to take his licks in a millitary court and got 41/2 years his time in a military prison is not going to be a walk in the park,he is going to feel like he has done at least double that.

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Barnes & Noble Nooks bound for Blighty

John McCallum
Devil

Nooks

This is all very well as long as they donot assume that $1=£1.If they charge the same as in the US they will compeate very well even with the cheapest eReader Simple touch $99=£78 inc VAT App Simple touch with glow light $139=£108 inc VAT

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Text-and-drive teens ratted on by AT&T mobe tech

John McCallum

Re: Hmm 'nother biker here

That depends on what makes them slippery diesel or cow shit give me cow shit any day

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Don't get sued or cuffed on Twitter: Read these top 10 pitfalls

John McCallum

Re: The "substantial part" is more of a worry

The short version is will 140 carecters breach the copyright of something or other,yes or as close as you can get.

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Pixar open sources production animation code, patents

John McCallum

Re: Why and Why Now?

More than likley they have a better software package and are doing this to promote the fact,just like some firms do on the CD/DVD on the Dennis computermags(PC Pro&Computer Shopper)

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Snap suggests Apple out to 'screw' hardware hackers

John McCallum

Re: Time for a new law

"Req 1: The driver must be able to change any bulb within 5 minutes. Only tools forming part of the standard toolkit may be used."This is a joke isn't it?

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US Army's cloud-friendly iPad-ready intel kit DOESN'T even work

John McCallum

Software defined radio

Well it looks as if they or somebody ckacked the weight problem see here http://www.army.mil/article/73608/

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NHS trust: Not buying through NHS IT saved us £7m

John McCallum

@Jay Zelos

I would not be surprised if it wasn't the same product.

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Daily Mail group in screeching U-turn on parody tweet persecution

John McCallum

Re: So its official

Too late damm right it is too late.They have been looking stupid since 1910ish after they had actors in Imperial German Army uniform swagger around London pushing and being generaly obnoxious.

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Microsoft tightens grip on OEM Windows 8 licensing

John McCallum
Devil

Re: Interesting

Not necessarily I know some people that have been building their own PCs for decades and think Linux is a dirty word.

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