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Welcome to Spartan, Microsoft's persuasive argument for... Chrome

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Just imagine the ad?

PC shows on screen

I am Spartacus

Voice over of the same.

Laptop appears, does the same/similar.

As do notebook, tablet, phablet, phone, ... All repeating

I am Spartucus

A really old Zune device appears and says

Oooo, luck you! I wish I was Spartacus love?

And wryly smiles

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Brightstar deal means Post Office mobile network could be a thing

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Why stop there?

Why should we depend on landlines anyway?

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Brits need chutzpah to copy Israeli cyberspies' tech creche – ex-spooks

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Wow! (at some of the posts)

I don't think the skills are transferrable to the UK mainly because of tremendous differences between the nations.

Where one puts self as a means to serve some greater good the other is advancement for the sake of advancement, where one is based on group, national, familial and personal existence the other is based on one-up-manship?

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Increased gov spy powers are NOT the way to stay safe against terrorism

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re: an act of God

FTFY:

Man created God in his image and saw it was good

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Re: Civil servants are supposed to be quiet, civil and servile

It seems reasonable for elected members to define policies and debate those?

It seems reasonable for appointed persons such as heads of service to debate operational policies and how to uphold policies?

It seems a sham for appointed employees with senior rank to hide behind ministers?

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Orwellian principles?

With the apparent growth of these Orwellian principles into attempted realities it is almost comforting to note the business efficiencies of UK civil servants are totally overwhelmed by the sectors inefficiencies.

My guess is that much like NHS, income tax, ... , guvmint IT procurement as delivered or otherwise by appointed persons, ... , the system is not going to work effectively and class false positives along with false negatives will be the true narrative hidden by the guff of misinformation via official statements and press releases?

I don't know what it (civil servant services that is) are like in other nations but in the UK it can be summed up nicely as: we want your money in advance and within the next 24 hours, your due service will take place in maybe a month or two or more (ie pay more/sooner, get less/later business model)

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all so "virtual"

So one of our politicians is asking for increased powers to scrutinise electronic stuff that cannot be checked or verified (audited?) meaningfully until a non-event is confirmed (?) as not taking place OR a real event took place that was monitored partly, incompletely and not effectively making it a non-effective tactic in real terms?

What are they on?

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'One day, YOU won't be able to SENSE the INTERNET,' vows Schmidt

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ok? Go figure!

If Hammonds right (Top Gear) about 'urican then that is because he does not appreciate the sense of awesome strength in a suburban, metropolitan environment.

Strength constrained and curtailed for conventional (and dare I say it legal) duties responsibilities and sensibilities.

Let's face it anyone with limited brain cell count can go 50 in a 20, 30, 40, ... (lack of) speedzone?

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Landlines: The tech that just won't die

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ps

Most once-were-national-monopolies or oligopolies and/or presently are monopolies or oligopolies are now operating under a pay more-sooner, get less-later business model?

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Basic principles?

A previous monopoly/oligopoly created then modified by central guvmint should:

1 - not be a principle provider of services direct to public, to other commercial organisations with which it, on the face of it, is in direct competition with either for commercial competitors or direct to customer.

2 - BT at de-regulation should have been presented with choice of being

(a) national provider of wires n technologies to all in the country

(b) provider of services to entities (commercial, profit or no-profit) providing direct to customer services

(c) provider of services direct to end user customers.

These should have been made at the time and should have been made mutually exclusive?

3 - for the situation to continue to exist in its present 'orrible state OFCOM needs to be decommissioned tout de suite (if that means straight away without further delay that is).

I know the above is fraught with misinterpretation but hey - these principles could keep a sizeable (seizable?) army of civil servants in the pink until several generations of retirements has past no?

In the US they have a way of splitting an organisation up if it dominates too many sectors in a market and BT is prime for that sort of splitting up (so were gas, electricity, water, national health, national transport, national coal, national wheeled vehicle manufacture, national flying machines, ... but those opportunities seem to have almost past by now?)

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Microsoft will give away Windows 10 FREE - for ONE year

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Woteva

Woteva the OS it always seems there are two main user views:

a - will it work out of the box coz I don't want to waste any time doing upload/install stuff

or

b - can I tweak it to do what I want how I want

Good luck ms, the apple, Google n the rest?

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'If you see a stylus, they BLEW it' – Steve Jobs. REMEMBER, Apple?

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ERM...

so the Apple wants a stylus. So what?

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'It's NOT FAIR!' yell RICH KIDS ... and that's a GOOD THING

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the illusion of altruism ...

... is merely a means to obtain even greater income by claiming to do something for some sellable yet easily bought notion of doing "some greater good"

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What do UK and Iran have in common? Both want to outlaw encrypted apps

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Point or order doodz!

Like Dave, Tony, George, Angela, ... woke up one morning and thought to himself/herself "today is a fine day to do even more eavesdropping, snooping spying on humankind."

Sure they do sign the orders but mostly these days the power resides with grey suits - usually unaccountable to the public, unknown to the public grey suits with elected leaders merely rubberstamping something that they really don't understand that well at all.

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About 4King time: Panasonic finally reveals voice-control Firefox OS TVs

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tv?

Quite a few people I've spoken with are disappointed in these and similar highly specced televisions mainly because TV shows, DVDs and so on don't use the special feature.

Alternatively?

Norfolk

King

Chance

?

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Snowden leaks lack context says security studies professor

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Maybe ...

... just maybe people like hyperventilating due to over excitement or something and the press n news stories is just one other way of how to do that?

(Get over excited about something systematically dramatised into something it isn't, wasn't and never likely to be apart from as s perception held by some?)

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End well: this won't. European Copyright Society wants one EU law to rule 'em all

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Better together ...

... Or even Best Together does not imply, automatically or otherwise, perfection?

Look at US China Russia, ... Do we think that however impressive UK credentials are it can go n do this sort of stuff on its own?

[My answers: Never believe your own propaganda and UK as the Grand Duchy of Londres might be sweet and quaint for some but not for the many as is usually the case motivation anyway?]

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Why has the Russian economy plunged SO SUDDENLY into the toilet?

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Ah?

So this "free market" thing and "world trade" is really a ruse.

(These being strategic (and obviously tactical) weapons to ensure dollar domination?)

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Bring back big gov, right? If only the economics, STUPID, could tell us more

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re jet planes and things

As in my earlier post I referred to UK's olde worlde ways of doing things (typified in film: Metropolis and in book: Brave New World) only a few people would ever wish, desire or have opportunity to board a plane pre-1970s. As for continental travel 100 quid per person was the maximum you could take out the country and destination nation might mean UK and overseas police visits on a daily basis

That was the UK's communism of the time and mindset of the establishment?

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old ways of doing things

One of the biggest factors missed out in the report is that nowadays the UK is a player in a world market.

The trouble is that in a privilege based society like the UK (continentals kindly refer to it as 'olde worlde' or 'old fashioned way of doing things') operational efficiencies don't really count for much hence decline of UK from a world leader in 1945-ish to its almost total dependence on false investments and offshore funds shenanigans.

It also appears to be infective and I guess that within the next 40 years India's economy will overtake that of the US.

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Hackers pop German steel mill, wreck furnace

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SCADA

With interconnectivity going worldwide the supervisory control part of scada can also go worldwide?

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Brussels' transport chief demands a single European sky to end 'air traffic gridlock'

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Cool rationalism?

Now by what assumption based on premise: all EU ATCs become one, means that it will operate better?

I can understand the automatic sequence of thought that goes something like: fragmented ATC system across Europe presently makes for wasted effort and resources so make it ONE ATC system in Europe and all such problems will automagically disappear.

But it won't automagically work will it?

The first priority is to agree on stuff that is creating wasted efforts, resources n stuff then agree on how to solve it and that don't take a one EU system of ATC.

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If you're suing the UK govt, Brit spies will snoop on your briefs

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It is abuse

In the main it is abuse.

It means disrespecting a UK subject for potential pecuniary gain and who is to say that such a gain is also a personal enrichment or opportunity for the same?

Q: On the other hand do we really expect power wielders to altruistically wield power?

My ans: uh-huh baby, the human condition rates self-preservation as a real top aim in life and risk?

Q: has anything changed in thousands of years?

My ans: uh-huh baby

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New Euro digi chief says he WILL consider an EU-wide copyright law

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Re: UK is soon to be evicted from euro-land and turn into a dutchy?

The UK is lost in europe - as in totally lost.

It has no idea of the Euro networking language and cultural awareness?

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It's confirmed then?

UK is soon to be evicted from euro-land and turn into a dutchy?

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Ex-NSA lawyer warns Google, Apple: IMPENETRABLE RIM ruined BlackBerry

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Eh?

Ooooo.

Drama?

Possible problem: once in the NSA always in the NSA? No way out unless you die and that can be arranged?

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REVEALED: Apple fanbois are 'MENTALLY UNSTABLE' - iShop staff

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Like .. so what?

Yawn - this is news?

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Why Comrade Cameron went all Russell Brand on the UK’s mobile networks

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Shame innit!?

The dash to the new national status of once was UK of GB n NI to the grande duchy of Londres continues with mucho gusto?

Will the future permit reintroduction of carrier pigeons provided Whitehall has sufficient clout to get MPs to do anything about it?

And what about other issues?

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UK smart meters arrive in 2020. Hackers have ALREADY found a flaw

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Energy provider or dosh abuser?

I'd guess that most energy suppliers make more dosh from managing dosh than managing energy (but they seem to make a lot on that too?)

Interim conclusion: pay by cash on quarterly arrears bills

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Ha ha!

Poor fools?

Yes, this all brings fodder n feed to the mystique of paying for energy by direct debit - or rather grossly overpaying for energy by direct debit.

I'd guess most el reg readers paying energy costs by dd are probably a good bit over by now with cash slushing about in energy co investments? By a good bit over I mean the additional bits hived off you in summer to pay for winter fuel use.

Hmmm, lets see, pay by cash/cheque/money payment system after receiving a quarterly bill or pre-pay in advance (my money is on the cash based quarterly bill - loads cheaper doodz!)

Funding for christmas fuddle?

Make sure all 20,000 customers paying by direct debit have overpaid by about £100 for the year leading up to december.

20,000 times 100 = 2,000,000 (I kid you not)

leave it in high interest earner account and Bongo! fuddle paid for out of the interest alone seemplz!

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Branson on Virgin Galactic fatal crash: 'Space is hard – but worth it'

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Dear fans ...

Life is hard/soft/moderate and doncha-didncha know that even coal has blood on it (as in close the coal house door Ma - it has blood on it)?

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human endevour

And besides, how many people should stop crossing the road or driving because or road traffic fatalities?

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Curious to know if the UK's Tory-led government is a MEGA SPY? Answer: Yes

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Erm, ... like ... yeh ... wot

Guvmint merely approves requests made by its minions.

In this sense MPs are merely scapegoated by those organisations claiming and usually abusing public funding (nice work if u kan get it wdh?) so that grey mandarins remain well and truly gray?

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OFFICIAL: Fondling of Apple's slab declines – iPad sales DOWN in Q3

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Hmm

400 GBP for a device that lasts 3 years before needing replacement or ...

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Me GIVE you $14 SQUILLION gadziddly-DILLION

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Excellent venting Dabbsy!

As above

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32,000 Hungarians plan to take to the streets for 'internet tax' protest

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In the UK

Buy something that retails at 1 GBP and pay VAT at 20% making 1.20

You earned the 1.20 GBP to buy item and so probably paid income tax at, say, 20%

20% of 1.20 is 0.24 GBP making 1.44

National Insurance rates paid at, say, 12% makes 0.12 GBP making 1.56 GBP for something costing 1.00 GBP

so to buy something costing 1.00 from the shop you have to pay guvmint 0.56 a nice little earner for Treasury and civil servants?

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Hot DRAM! Samsung splurges $15 BILLION on Korean chip fab

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Shucks - sorry

(embarrassed shuffle)

wrong dram

(silently mouths "dram" with sipping motions then "D - R - A - M")

got them mixed up - Scotland you see

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POISON PI sniffs WiFi from your mail room, goes on rampage

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If it is public news ...

... it must be old history to security bods?

Besides, the post is merely one attack vector - how about a drone, a bystanders pocket, back-orifice IT guys backpack sandwich box, ...

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Desktop, schmesktop: Microsoft reveals next WINDOWS SERVER

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Why not ...

... Windows 15? Everybody knows its 1.5 times better than Windows 10.

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German data commish makes a Hamburger out of Google

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Re: Give them a chance?

I can't help but think Europe is lagging the rest of the world in this.

Heck, India is making more progress that Europe (collectively) is.

European os search engine data banks ... ?

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Give them a chance?

See, search engines used to charge no?

Per search, per year, per ... until the google happened along with free with strings attached not free as in free beer search engine.

It is fair for Hamburg to do what it is doing and might even turn up a search engine whacked in with ISP fees that is free from ulterior motives?

Can't take too much to say to all European ISPs something like: European directive, personal data is personal data, right of the individual and so forth create a search engine amongst yourselves that adds no more than £10 or €10 to annual cost. It will be free from profiling and be wholly based on EU territory?

NO? Shock? Horror?

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Internet of Things? Hold my beer, I got this: ARM crafts OS to rule them all

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Maybe, just maybe...

... there has to be a starting point somewhere.

So how does the UK enter in to worldwide market with worldwide players of some established track record and lots of kaboodle in the bank like ms, happle, thegoogl, inttel, ... with the support frameworks and collaborations naetworks in place.

Use ARM?

No!

Set a startup with funding and let Joe Soap at the dole office manage it?

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Tsk

'Bout time too

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FCC flashes cash at broadcasters ahead of wireless auction

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Avoid the Brit error?

Dear Uncle Sam

Please try to avoid the Brit error of assuming money earned in taxation is new income.

It isn't. All that happens is that the end user, in this case your own citizens?, just pays tax by proxy?

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It's official: EU chiefs WILL probe Apple's Irish tax deal

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Common fallacy

See, there appears to be this common fallacy that by placing a tax on something that tax operates totally independently and without consequence.

Stereotypically: wake up n smell the coffee dude!

Money has to come from somewhere and that is usually the end user purchasing stuff or services.

Taxation is merely a demand for money from guvmint to others and in the case of ... I am sure you can figure the rest out no?

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I take the alternative approach of stating: if Ireland can do it why can other nations not do it?

Rather than making a race to a highest common tax level why not make a race to a lowest common tax level?

Shame iScotland could not join its celtic neighbours in a race to John Smithian economics for the good of all rather than taxation as a nice little earner for the Treasury and its mandarins?

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Huawei promises €1.5 BILLION French investment

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Re: Can't hurt to ask?

Ask them and report back here?

The Huawei response time can't be worse than BT and who says Chine is the enemy if it is investing in UK rather than resource draining the uk (unlike another nation that springs to mind)?

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Hey Brit taxpayers. You just spent £4m on Central London ‘innovation playground’

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Trouble is...

... that in the UK we are taxed to fund the fekn thing then pay to use the fekn thing we invested in in the first place and most folks smuggly ask for their r's to be kicked just for the sake of it?

How did you get in to that mess?

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EU to accuse Ireland of giving Apple an overly peachy tax deal – report

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Chopping blox?

b'lox?

All that the residents of a nation may wish and hope for is that their nation has reasonable tax system(s)?

It must - as in M-U-S-T - be screamingly obvious that every person in that nation is likely to agree to a minuscule increase in taxation just to keep me well paid and unjustifiably rewarded?

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Re: This is where IScotland

Yes, they could have said to intel, MS, Dell, inovo, woteva, ... come to Scotland and you will pay no more than 2% tax.

Yes, shame iScotland does not exist - it could set some excellent examples for the 21st C.

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