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2079 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011

Top Gun display for your CAR: Heads-up fighter pilot tech

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Slightly different when used in a fighter jet

However, if a prolific texter uses the device, every other minute a message will pop up distracting the driver, firstly to read the message and then to reply because it will be impossible the ignore.

Add in the use of the sat-nav a passenger and a phone call?

How long before the device is banned or a driver runs into someone.

Safety is not the devices main selling point.

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Seven Apple Store staff cuffed in alleged $500k stolen iPhone scam bust

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Using their initiative....

Not something you'd hear headlining about Android phones, no resale value.

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Uber alles.. NOT: Berlin bans taxi ride app over 'safety' fears

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Germany

Germany is regulated to the n'th degree. Everything has a rule. Having lived in the country for a great many years rules include,

No hanging washing out on a Sunday

Mowing the lawn to be undertaken not after certain times, not on Sundays

No barbecues on balconies

Dogs are not allowed to bark after 9pm (sign on farming village notice board)

No car washing outside your house, only in designated car washes (Kries Holzminden)

Fail the driving test 3 times you will have to attend the 'idiots school'

Winter tyres compulsory on a specific date in October

A fine if you shout at, abuse or stick your fingers up to another motorist

Recycling inspectors look in bins

Weed killer banned

You are responsible for the pavement (snow) outside your house

Every aspect of life has a rule so you know exactly where you stand, not only do the police enforce these rules but your neighbours will willingly tell on you 'Anzeigen' or report you to the authorities. It's in their DNA and psyche.

The Germans will eventually allow the app, but only when they have thoroughly legislated for it.

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Dodgy payday loan ads make up 83% of cases probed by UK's FCA

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Re: A tax on the terminally stupid

Not stupid.

Just desperate.

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Russian PM's Twitter hacked to slap down Putin, post fake resignation

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If he catches them..... And he will.....

Expect a significant stay in Hotel Gulag

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Chomp that sausage: Brits just LOVE scoffing a Full Monty

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Re: The full monty

Just been on holiday for a week. When you are on an all inclusive it is criminal not to get your money's worth of food during breakfast.

My usual breakfast of porridge was substituted for a full cooked extreme breakfast every day.

4 rashers of bacon

3 sausages

3 eggs

2 Hash browns ( American addition)

1 ladle of Beans

4 grilled half tomatoes

2 halves fried bread

4 toasts

2 ladles of mushrooms

1 black pudding

Tea

I have no idea what the calorific value of this was over 7 days but I felt I had value for money.

It is a relief to be back on porridge.

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Surprise! Government mega-infrastructure project cocked up

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I feel a little better now I know it's not just the UK who are masters of the great IT balls up.

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African samba queen: Don't cut off pirates' net connections – cut off their FINGERS

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Re: Ahh I see....

Nigeria, heart of world scams....

Deer Sir,

I is the acclaimed gentilmen to dispose of the estate of our eminant business person Mr U R Ripoff.

I have $200000000000 to deposit in you account. Please send small cheque for £500 to inherits said monies.

Your expectantly,

Mr W.E. Sawyoucoming

Cutting the heads off would be more appropriate.

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It's official: You can now legally carrier-unlock your mobile in the US

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Re: It's nice to see people are chipping away on the DMCA

International Law?

As with all Despotic Democracies they choose what to follow and what to ignore.

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Apple fanbois SCREAM as update BRICKS their Macbook Airs

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Re: Lucky you

I had a similar experience with Dell, 2 years 4 days ( extended 2 year warranty ) screen went black GeForce card died though overheating. Incidentally, they brought out a bios update that made the fan work harder.

What I didn't realise was in the USA this was a known problem and some people had the card replaced out of Dell even if it was out of warranty.

Anyway Dell said tough luck to me so I bought a new model of the XPS. This time it was the software, it never liked the hardware. Reboot, reboot, reboot... Even worse, it just didn't like 3rd party software.

After 9 month I went and bought into Apple. Not only can Do I have OSX, but I can run windows with parallels. Best of both worlds.

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Another Samsung supplier fingered in new 'child labor' probe

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Surprised there has been no vitriolic outbursts on here that usually accompanies this kind of headline when Apple are perceived to be at fault.

Instead we have apologists trying to excuse the actions of the corporation.

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Cyber-Senate's cyber-security cyber-law cyber-scares cyber-rights cyber-fighters

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@veti

"only applies if the supplying firm has evidence that the user is a US citizen"...

Which means the rest of the world is fair game as far as they are concerned.

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App permissions? Pah! Rogue Android soft can 'place phone calls at will'

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@Gene Cash

'And I hear 4.4.4 is coming to the Moto G in a couple months, so I'm glad I don't have to throw it away and buy a new phone.'

I love your optimism you happy smiley person you. Your depression will be all the greater when they don't deliver.

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USA to insist on pre-flight mobe power probe

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Maybe

Instead of asking you to turn it on and turn if off again they should check all those 3rd party chargers that have a tendency to explode.....

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Lindsay Lohan sues Grand Theft Auto V makers for 'using her image'

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Re: Looks more like...

Can't see any powder around the nose... So it can't be her can it?

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Catch cack-handed baggage handlers in the act with Ericsson's SPY SUITCASE

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Having lost 4 suitcases over the years it will make no difference to me what the baggage handlers have done to it.

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Cambridge Assessment exams CHAOS: Computing students' work may be BINNED

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They reap what they sow, 12 years of Labour meddling in education and 4 years of inaction by the Conservatives coupled with intransigent teaching staff who are not up to standard.

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Microsoft's Windows Phone 8.1 world conquest plan: folders!

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We ALL know who has the patent on this one, don't we!

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True fact: Your CAT wees ... like a racehorse

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Not something I wanted to read eating breakfast this morning

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Half a meellion euros stolen in week-long bank smash 'n' grab

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Yes but then it is up to the customer to prove they have not been negligent in revealing their passwords.

The presumption of course is that the bank is not at fault.

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Google Nest slurps your life into the Matrix? The TRUTH

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My car

Parks itself, tells me if I am about to hit another vehicle, applies the brakes if I don't, calls the emergency services when I crash........

So WHY is it so difficult to produce a Kettle that turns on the tap and fills itself and then makes the best cup of tea in the world, a toaster that visits the bread bin, picks up a couple of slices and toasts it to perfection because the artificial intelligence knows how I like it, a knife that spreads butter and then marmite without leaving crumbs or butter behind.

Finally a plate that washes itself.

Is this too much to ask?

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Hate phone games that make you buy in-app gumble? Congrats, you're a niche player

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Re: As a niche device owner....

Well put.

If it has 'In-App' purchases I ignore them.

The worst offenders are devs that allow you play the games but when you get to a certain level it is impossible to progress fairly without buying something extra especially when they target children's games.

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Happy Birthday Tetris: It's flipping 30

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Re: After-effects

I spent an entire flight to Sydney playing it on a Nintendo thingy, then spent the entire flight back dreaming about it.

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Brit lands on Rockall with survival podule, starts record attempt

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Raising money for Help the Hero's is reason enough.

Now that he is on it, in 60 days he will have to get off it.

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Tech talk bloke compares girlfriend to irritating Java tool – did he deserve flames?

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Re: My wife liked it @Mr C

Yeah but I'm jealous!

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Re: My wife liked it @Mr C

Your wife must be really easy to please!

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He definitely has a girlfriend because his analogy is spot on.

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The Strippers, Unicorn Computers and Martian Watches of Computex

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Are the 'showgirls' outside the cave for sale?

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Game of Thrones scribe George R R Martin will KILL YOU for US$20K

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If you name was John Smith there'd be a lot of people claiming the accolade that the character was named after them. It would only be useful if you had an 'unusual name'.

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Android is a BURNING 'hellstew' of malware, cackles Apple's Cook

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It's the silly season again

Here we go again....

Trying to put your point across to an Android user is like trying to negotiate with a teenage Kevin.

They think they know it all but in fact know very little.

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Samsung in a TIZZY: OH PLEASE make apps for our Tizen Z mobe

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Late

So late to the table that the washing up has been done, the plates put away and the scraps are inside the dog.

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OK, execs. You want Apple kit. And Windows Phone, too? Really?

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'Samsung however would no doubt argue that the security fears are unfounded as the company’s Knox containerisation solution has just been given clearance for use by British government workers.'

Really? Who took the bung?

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YOSEMITE GLAM: Apple unveils gussied up OS X

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Devices are aware of what you are doing?

Sounds like an NSA backdoor

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Kardashian's bottom plumps down on Instagram throne

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Yet again more contrived rubbish.

More worrying is the number of people who even bothered to like the photographs. There has got to be better things to do.

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SCIENCE explains why you LOVE the smell of BACON

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Re: Yank my chain

Americans grow and produce their food to fit into their mouths.

Invariably the food or produce tends to be larger.

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The British are coming! The British are coming! And they're buying Surface fondleslabs

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There's one..

I actually saw someone with one today. I nudged the person to my left and nodded in the direction of the slab. The owner of said slab noticed, looked furtive and then covered it up with a newspaper.

Maybe he though we would rob him, maybe he was embarrassed, we will never know.

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iDevice gizmo-snatcher Oleg... you must be taking the Pliss

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So this wasn't, as the hysterical Daily Mail reported, a virus.............

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Facebook wants MORE EXPLICIT SHARING

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Information Overload

After a while your sub-conscience just ignores it, a bit like ads on the web.

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Could a 'Zunewatch' be Microsoft's next hardware foray?

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'Nobody is buying the Samsung watches, because, well, why would you really?'

Samsung claim they are selling... Or is that shipped?

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I'm sure it will be hugely successful......

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WORLD HISTORY in SELFIES: So AMAZEBALLS your EYES will EXPLODE

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Contrived rubbish...

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Valve says no Steam Machines until 2015, fingers crossed

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The Controller?

Pull the other one, they have obviously come across a fundamental insurmountable problem in that they can't stuff anymore buttons on to it to give it keyboard functionality that the basic keyboard and a mouse has when playing PC Games.

I expect it will finally arrive with a fully fledged keyboard and mouse, they are just having trouble with the universal knee attachment to keep it in place when you sit on the sofa. As to the mouse, a simple mouse pad with universal armrest attachment is also on the cards.

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Google's driverless car: It'll just block our roads. It's the WORST

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Re: Platooooooon - HALT!

Might work in a city but out here never.

Another GOOD reason not to move.

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James Bond producers sign on for Edward Snowden movie

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WHY?

Why make a film about it when we all know the story, the continuing story I should say.

Wouldn't it be better to make the film when it is finally reported in he press that he has died in mysterious circumstances, block of ice lands on his head, falls out of the door of an aeroplane, drowns drinking a vodka martini, electrocuted by his mobile phone, accidentally blows himself up while locked in the boot of a car, eaten by a crocodile, commits suicide with a pair of chopsticks....Etc.

Then at least we can speculate on which conspiracy theory is correct?

It would make for a better film don't you think?

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Birmingham's Computer Bookshops Ltd goes titsup

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Re: A sad day

The only winner here will be Grant Thornton and the fees they charge.

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Mozilla axes HATED Firefox-ad-tab plan ... but will try again

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Dictionary Definition

"Ads in Tabs"

To shoot oneself in the foot.

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Amazon granted patent for taking photos against a white background – seriously

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Re: Prior art??

I claim patents on the colours of the rainbow and all the shades in between.

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China 'in discussions' about high-speed rail lines to London, Germany – and the US

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Re: Not Adventurous Enough

An elevator to the moon would be more feasible.

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It would take 7 years to build the China bit, 10 years to build the Russian bit, 9 years for the Polish bit, 8 years for the German bit, 12 years, including 2 hour lunch breaks, for the French bit and then 100 years for the English bit.

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US officials vote to allow Bitcoin for political donations

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If you can't beat them.... Tax them.

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