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* Posts by LarsG

2088 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011

Google follows Amazon with auto-encryption of cloud data

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Re: How does this reassure concerns...

There will be a backdoor for anyone with a 'legitimate' reason for requesting the data.....

Pretty much means any Government Agency that wants to know and you won't even know they are doing it.

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Brits: We can STOP TROLLS if we know where they LIVE - poll

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Wonderful

Anyone using the web must also publish their full name, date of birth and address that must be verified by PDF copies of a bank statement, utility bill and passport all accessible to any user of the web.

Not withstanding the only too obvious implications of this, imagine the rise in violent crime when any slighted moron appears on your doorstep demanding an apology after having been put in his place on the web for his moronic, idiotic opinion. Pretty much sums up the population of this country, get the idea?

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Superstar cluster-Zuck as Facebook tries out celeb-only edition

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Define a celebrity?

A footballer in the premier league?

An author?

Pop star?

Big Brother contestant?

Has been?

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Who's Edward Snowden? Capita bungs its email into Microsoft's cloud

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The NSA will now have access to everything without needing to ask for it.

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Microsoft: That $900m Surface write-down is smarting

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At least you gave it a go, not everyone can win the race you know.

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Facebook keeps company with misery say boffins

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Re: Obviously... @ AbortRetryFail

You are obviously missing the point, posting on a forum is about commenting on an article or expressing an opinion however misguided, idiotic or stupid it is.

It is not about validating your existence though in your case it maybe more about how much you care about how many upvotes you get or the realisation that because you have got so few votes no one is really interested in what you say?

Supercilious or not, unlike the majority of us on here who don't really give a damn. Downvote and be damned I say.

Facebook is about telling the world about 'me, me, me, me, look how great I am'

There is a big difference that you have not cottoned on to.

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Re: Obviously...

In general people who use Facebook have boring, uninteresting and insignificant lives, foisting every boring, uninteresting and insignificant minutiae of it on the rest of us in an attempt to give meaning and validation to their existence.

In this way reams of uninteresting crap are posted and read by others in the hope that someone else has a worse existence than they do. This in turn gives then hope which is usually dashed when they find another whom they consider is having a better time. This then develops into a downward spiral where they check their account continuously hoping to find those with a more insignificant disasterous life.

No wonder there are so many miserable users.

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NASA plots Chelyabinsk plume

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Andromeda Strain?

Does the dust contain some kind of cosmic killer bacteria?

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Microsoft to fund Blake's 7 return as Xbox Live exclusive

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Re: Nooooooo

They will kill it with a sanitised script acted out by Americans. Could not be worse.

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Possessed baby monitor shouts obscenities at Texas tot

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Re: British or European

Hearing voices, next God will be telling him to buy a gun and go kill lots of people.

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Oz bank closes Bitcoin business' bank accounts

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Simple, they think money laundering is taking place and the banks are unable to get a cut of it.

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Facebook reassures adland: We've got s**tloads of users

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True

Facebook does have s*it loads of users, but they all ignore the ads.

Zuck needs to think about this, the more the ads become 'in your face' the less the user will like it.

He should be caressing his customers not sticking a poker up their ar*ses.

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Make or break: Microsoft sets date for CRUCIAL Win 8.1 launch

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Make or Break?

I can say with almost complete certainty.......

There will be a lot of discounts to be had in 2014...... I'd normally say yippee, but even at a fraction of the cost it will never be a bargain.

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Japan's largest mobe operator to snub Samsung this winter

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WHHHHHAAAAAAAT!

The S4 is not selling in Japan, POOR PERFORMANCE?

Finally there are people that haven't had the wool pulled over their eyes by in your face advertising. It seems the fellows from the land of the rising sun have seen through the hype and near useless features and also the doctored performance of the phone. They are true connoisseurs of electronics.

It could also be that they have been given a back hander to sell Japanese phones to help their economy, which is actually no bad thing.

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Big Mike heading for victory as SAM dumps HALF its Dell shares

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Oh the games that people play.......

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Leaked photos of iPhone 5C parts portend ugly Google legal battle

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Re: Black

Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy refers to the rock band Disaster Area and their ship which was pre-programmed to crash into the sun.

Zaphod stated, 'Every time I press one of these black controls, labelled in black on a black background, a little black light lights up black to let me know I've done it'

Credit where credit is due.

Prior art perhaps..

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Larry Ellison: Google is ABSOLUTELY EVIL, but NSA is ESSENTIAL

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Re: Meh,

This guy always has a lot to say....

Most of it crap.

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Peak Apple? HOGWASH! Apple is 'extremely undervalued,' says Icahn

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Agreed, and yet this is legal?

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There she blows! Mid-October release date for Windows 8.1 sighted

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Ahhhh!

They appear to be trying to offset the anticipated release the of new iOS and OSX.

I wonder who will win the media battle?

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Tech war latest: Today's leather tools 'invented by NEANDERTHALS'

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What? So we still use dinosaur bones today?

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Nude swimmers warned of GONAD-GOBBLING FISH ON THE LOOSE

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Re: Sounds like my ex girlfriend is on the loose again

If you'd have been nicer to her she probably wouldn't have bitten!

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Violent Hamlet 'bard' by British Library Wi-Fi filters

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Just wait till all the ISP's initiate filters to prevent access to porn.....

Bet there will be some anomalies then!

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Feds arrest rogue trucker after GPS jamming borks New Jersey airport test

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He was lucky he wasn't shot down in a hail of bullets as a terrorist suspect or jailed for 1000 years for crimes against the state.

Will now be known as 'Lucky Bojczak'.

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100,000+ Earthlings star in 'reality TV contest' for ONE-WAY ticket to MARS

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Re: The first question to ask before making any move

Send all the hairdressers, telephone sanitisers and advertising executives.

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Bored senseless and no way of getting back?

It would be interesting if this was something that could get off the ground, but it won't.

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New blinged-up 'iPhone 5S' touted by Jobs FROM BEYOND THE GRAVE

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Re: New iPhone?

It is except now your thumb will feel as if it is caressing a nipple.

Or should I say, a tit?

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The man from Del Monte, he says... NO! .delmonte gTLD bid crushed, juiced

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Can't wait to see the litigation start over these new domains.

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NSA to world+dog: We're only watching 1.6% of internet, honest

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Monitor 1.6% of the Internet but records everything.

'I have no issue with the NSA monitoring traffic that the legal system has deemed they can capture. No secret courts are required.'

I wouldn't trust the US 'legal system' as far as I could throw it.

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Android bug batters Bitcoin wallets

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Has it been used to steal Bitcoin balances or is this a vulnerability and possibility?

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Despite Microsoft Surface RT debacle, second-gen model in the works

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Re: No, no, no

Concentrate on the Pro?

Why? You might as well get yourself a laptop and enjoy longer battery life.

It's as flawed as the RT but in different ways.

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Obama proposes four-point plan to investigate US data spooks

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Nothing to hide? Then you have nothing to fear!

Won't stop them from kicking the door in though will it?

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Werner Herzog's latest film warns drivers not to text while driving

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So long as no one watches the video while driving?

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Study finds online commentards easily duped, manipulated

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Joke

Ok so who is fiddling the voting?

Everyone has an equal number of upvotes to down votes?

Come on!

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Re: Wait a second @Don Jefe

The pedantic grammar police have arrived, downvoted because it was probably the spell checker at fault on his iPad.

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Asus will bung 'Nexus 7 2' fondle-droids on Blighty's shelves this month

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Re: Specs make the iPad Mini look REALLY crap.

Yes and maybe the next ipad mini will make the Nexus look dated. The longest race in the world and the lead changes day by day, the end is not even in sight.

As to bench marks, they ALL cheat. The bottom line is this,

does your tablet work smoothly?

does your tablet freeze?

does your tablet require regular re-booting?

does your tablet require an anti-virus program?

does the anti-virus slow it down?

does it take ages to get hold of the newest operating system?

does the manufacturer withdraw support for older models?

If you answer YES to the majority of the questions you know what you need to buy to end your frustration.

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Xbox One users will have to pay extra for Skype and gamer-gratifying DVR

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Re: 20$ for a mono headset?

$20 for a mono headset, top quality and produced in China for less than a $1 a throw, the cheapest they could find, what an offer, what a bargain, what a deal. Not.

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British ankle-biters handed first mobe at the age of SEVEN - Ofcom

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Under the guise of safety

Many parents are under the misapprehension that giving a young child a phone is a matter of safety.

Instead they give phones to impressionable children with little maturity and risk exposing them to an unsupervised web experience at a too young age and unsupervised phone.

Safety can be a very abstract term.

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Android approaches 80% smartphone share as Apple's iPhone grows old

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Instead

Instead of looking at it as Android v Apple v Blackberry v Windows it should be broken down into Manufacturer v Manufacturer v Manufacturer v Manufacturer.

Comparing manufacturers is more relevant economically than comparing OS's as a manufacturer may go bust but an operating system won't.

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IBM committed 'ethical transgressions' to win botched project

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Re: Surely not?

The UK Government is the master of botched ethically transgressed IT project failures that never apportion blame to anyone.

You Aussies are just beginners at it.

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Sad shop-shelf-clinging BlackBerry Z10 AXED ... in price, contracts

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Just like pubs that begin to offer a free bottle of wine with every meal, then buy one get one free, then two meals and a drink for £10, then two meals and a starter and a drink for £8.

The following week it's closed.

It's the slippery slope of failure.

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Microsoft cuts Surface Pro price by $100

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Discounts

Discounts don't necessarily mean that you are getting a good deal.

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USA reverses iPhone, iPad sales ban

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Nepotism, pure and simple.

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Facebook: 'Don't worry, your posts are SECURE with us'

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Pride comes before a........ Ooops

Oh dear, remember the saying 'Pride Comes Before A Fall'?

Talk about setting yourself up.

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HTC warns of likely loss next quarter

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They bring out a better phone than the S4 and yet they can't attract enough of the market.

We live in a mad world.

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May the fourths be with you: Muso John Williams returns to Star Wars

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Re: Surprised...

The first film was and is the definitive Star Wars, Empire Strikes Back and The Return of the Jedi were natural follow ons but didn't add to the original which was a stand alone film. The studios were just cashing in.

The prequels on the other hand are just over CGI'd teen film crap. Fully of pretty people, no real story line which relied on special effects to sell themselves. My biggest gripe is the technology in these films, the sci-fi tech is more complex that the original 3 films. It is as though time has gone backwards.

I hope the New Star Wars stays honest, no over the top CGI, no pretty teen clones, tech that appears to belong to the particular time.

Make it a bit more adult, appeal to those that saw the original rather than the tweenies the prequels were aimed at.

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Move over, Freeview, just like you promised: You're hogging the 4G bed

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Ultra Fast?

I'd settle for a signal where I live.

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PEAK APPLE: iPad market share hits the skids

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Just like Samsung, they cheat on benchmarks, don't believe everything you read. They just haven't been caught yet, it took years for Armstrong to be outed as a drug cheat, but time will catch up with them.

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Re: No suprises here. Move along please...@Iglethal

Sounds like you are talking about the PC market.

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Egad! Could Samsung be CHEATING in Galaxy benchmark tests?

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Re: Large corproations fudge their numbers?

So the bottom line is this,

You're not getting the performance you are paying for

You're not getting the battery life you have been promised

Nothing new really is there

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Scalpers gouge China's fanbois for Genius Bar appointments

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Enterprising if nothing else

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