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* Posts by LarsG

2079 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011

Ecuador denies granting asylum, safe passage to Snowden

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Bully Boy tactics

I bet what is being reported in the press is nothing compared to the bully boy tactics the US administration is using behind the scenes.

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Live or let dial - phones ain’t what they used to be

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Re: Pulse dialling?@Kubla Cant

Yes but you could get a lot of sweeties for 1d in old money.please note not p but a d

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Welsh gov beats off Canada to hand £1m to Nintendo dev

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Re: Isn't there a song about this?

They used to give grants in North Wales until the Welsh Assembly came into being and diverted all the cash to Cardiff.

When the grant runs out they will move on.

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Obama says US won't scramble jets or twist arms for Snowden

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One dark night

He will be walking from a bar to his apartment in Ecuador, he will hear a brief crunch of gravel.....

He wakes up to find himself in an unfamiliar hotel room, there is a knock on the door.

He opens to do to be confronted by two rather large police officers.

'Good Morning Mr Snowden, welcome to Florida, please come with us, we have a few questions we need to ask you.'

Statement regarding his capture, 'Acting on annoymous information that Mr Snowden had returned to the US we attended.....'

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Windows 8.1: 'It's good for enterprises, too,' says Redmond

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Keep saying it

Keep saying it an someone might believe you.

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Idaho patriots tool up to battle Jihad with pork bullets

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Bunch of nutters

Only in America.

In the hands of an American nutter with a grevance I doubt that the ammunition can differentiate between children and Muslims, though I'm not a betting man I bet they kill more innocent people than they kill those that they were designed for.

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ASA bans Samsung's 'misleading' free Galaxy Tab 2 ad

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Galaxy Tab?

New Galaxy Tab 2 £241.98

New iPhone 4S £445.00

Prices Courtesy of Amazon.

Great deal is it not?

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Apple said to dump Samsung as chip-baking partner – again

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These

These stories appear about a month or two before Apple announce a new product or update to a product.

It's only done to get publicity.....

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Glasgow subway's new smart tickets aren't, moan passengers

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Re: Doubling? Did I miss something? Yes you did.

The original card was for 20 journeys, if you worked Mon-Fri and didn't travel at weekends it would last 4 working weeks.

The new card is a 7 day pass so over the same period you would need to buy an extra two passes to get you through 4 working weeks, a total of £48.

Or if you divided it up into single journeys it would be £1.10 against £1.71 per journey.

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If

It is as they claim 'better value' could they please come to a televised forum and explain why?

Obviously it has been introduced to increase revenue at the expense of travellers......

In Brazil the Government quickly changed its mind over the fare increases there, it just depends on how strongly you feel about it and if you want to protest.

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Dropbox flips Snapjoy album shut

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Unfortunately

Some people see the word 'free or cheap storage' and then really abuse the system.

90% of the photographs are just stored snaps that over the course of a year or two are pretty much forgotten and not looked at or ever used.

These storage facilities then become dustbins and filled to over flowing with crap.

In the old days, the crap you'd accumulate, including photos that never developed properly were sorted and thrown out. However now some people think they need to store everything.

The Cloud providers can't keep adding and expanding their storage indefinitely, it's up to people using it to be sensible.

If they had to store it on their own hard drives they might be a bit moe discerning.

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2012: second costliest year for weather and climate-related disasters

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Re: No win

If Americans all changed over to cars that manage a minimum of 33 miles to the gallon, if the Chinese stopped building coal fires power stations, if the Indonesians stopped slash and burn, if wood burning stoves wee banned in India, if Australians stopped digging out minerals, if farmers stopped field run off into rivers, if fracking had not been invented, if the world population was put on birth control, if if if if if if if if if ....

Then we might have a chance.

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Using encryption? That means the US spooks have you on file

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Re: Encryption?

Simple solution to this has been around for years, just write a letter.

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Tesla unveils battery-swapping tech for fast car charging

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When they

When they develop an electric car that has a range of 500 miles at 80mph and does this on two Duracell AA batteries I will buy one. Until then I will continue polluting the atmosphere.

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Report: Skype set up Project Chess to enable official snooping

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Re: Ironic that

What is really ironic is that the country that is supposed to protect the individual, promote freedom of speech and guarantee their privacy and freedom of expression , namely the USA is a backdoor oppressor of these rights.

The worst part is that it is all underhand and without transparency. They can't very well criticise other regimes now can they because they have become a regime and all with the collusion of big business in the name of security.

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India's outsourcers fume over new US immigration bill

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Just remember

When they outsource and bring in foreign workers, those workers are not paid in the currency and country they are working in.

These workers are paid in their country of origin and in the currency of their origin and at a lower rate hence the 'cheap labour'. Also save an inordinate amount of tax.

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Hey fanboi, is that an EXPLODING BATTERY in your MacBook Pro?

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Disinformation/misinformation just for the sake of a headline?

Come on.

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Kim Dotcom victim of 'largest data MASSACRE in history'

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Re: If you think data on a server you don't own is safe....

You'd have thought that the Dutch company would have got in contact with Dotcom and asked if he wanted his data or not. It is not as if they could not find him to contact him.

I doubt it was US preseure but I find it most odd, unless they are trying to cover up something they have been party to.

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Six nations ask Google for answers on Glass privacy

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Re: Would you allow someone wearing these Video Cameras

Lol, never happen, it is becoming an offence to take photographs at school sports days and Christmas plays. Only official school photographs are allowed in many schools. Even parents are now becoming conditioned by fear of being accused that they no longer take pictures.

What a world we live in.

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Google mounts legal challenge to surveillance gag orders

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Misdirection, misinformation, disinformation

It's a way to take the heat off the NSA and change the headlines in the paper.

The Government will give in

The statistics they produce will be massaged and cleansed

The public will get the figures

The Government will claim transparency

Case closed.

But will we or should we believe them?

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Increased cell phone coverage tied to uptick in African violence

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Re: sigh

No you are wrong.

Look at a map of Africa, then note all the straight lines used to show the borders of each country.

Note that there are an abnormal number of straight borders.

Now blame the colonial powers, France, UK, Belgium, Germany, Holland and Portugal.

They were the ones that arbitrarily drew the straight lines without any regard or consideration the the people of Africa.

Next blame all the despots that rule the African countries.

Don't blame the tribes or the mobile phone.

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Apple's screw-up leaves tethered iPhones easily crackable

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Re: stop reading a bit early, did we?

Actually no, It was a facetious (flippant) comment that crops up from time to time here.

You need to chill and put your less serious head on, and don't forget to watch out for someone sitting behind you with a desktop gaming rig the next time you sip your latte in Starbucks.

I despair I really do, where has the humour gone?

I'm not even going to downvote you because frankly it's not worth the effort.

Gosh I've just realised, you are American are you not, that explains it.

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So other than being hacked without knowing about it by the NSA, you'd need to be in the vicinity of the person and their hotspot, load up your laptop or desktop that has top graphics card and then hang around for around an hour to crack the password having downloaded a dictionary.

However wouldn't using other symbols and numbers or none words make life a lot harder and negate the use of the dictionary?

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Latest NASA ASTRONAUT class is HALF FEMALE

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AC 12:20

Watch your back my friend, never ever joke about equality on here, there are too many wishy washy liberal lefty sandal wearing bearded tree huggers on here.

Rest assured that you will only encounter downvotes between the hours of 10.30am-3.30pm because that's when the Politically Correct Public Servants are at their desks surfing the web.

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Ask Trevor Pott ANYTHING about Office 365

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Stop

Why would you want to ask any questions about it?

It would be like watching England in the World Cup.

You start off full of hope and optimism.

Then you get ground into the dirt and spend the next few years dreaming of what could have been.

I'm off to the pub, there are better things to do with my time.

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Huawei unwraps Ascend P6: World's slimmest smartphone

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Not bad

Not a spectacular looker, but on the face of it, it does look polished. Ok, so there are a few less features that an S4 but who uses them all anyway.

Not a bad effort if the battery stands up to abuse and use. My favourite hardware feature is the built in phone home to China chip. You'll always know where it is, brilliant.

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Internet fraud still stings suckers

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So so we

So do we in the UK, it's called being a captive audience on an island.

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'BadNews is malware' says outfit that found it

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Greatest false statements of the 21st Century

It's not malware

We don't see the point of a start button

We are not tax avoiders

I was just following the rules

Sometimes when you innovate, you make mistakes. It is best to admit them quickly, and get on with improving your other innovations.

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Facebook killing off Sponsored Results in search pages

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The Sun @h3

The fact that the Sun is the most read paper in Britain in indicative of the of the education system which has been dumbed down over the past 40 years by successive left wing Governments with the collusion of the teaching profession, who instead of aspiring to be better, dumbed down to the lowest common denominator.

Don't blame Murdoch for it, he's just the businessman who found a market for it.

An example was hearing a History teacher telling a class the evacuation from Dunkirk happened in WW1.

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I told you I'd be back: Arnie set for another career revival

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Re: Getting on a bit

Will it come with a Zimmer frame and a bottle of wrinkle cream?

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Who's to be the next Dr Who? Sherlock beats Maurice - says you

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Re: If it's not Sue Perkins

Needs a political edge to it.

What about John Prescot for comedy value.

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Harriet Harman for PC correctness.

Or

Nick Clegg for Eco correctness

Or

Ed Miliband to represent the disabled

Or

David Cameron because he will need a new job in 2015.

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Japan proposes NSA-style agency and new snooping laws

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Really?

They are already doing it, but they need to get some legitimate/illegitimate laws into place as soon as possible before they are outed in the media by a whistle blower.

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EU signs off on eCall emergency-phone-in-every-car plan

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Though Prism was bad enough

Now this?

What next?

Monitoring device in my kettle in case of spillage?

Monitoring device in my toaster in case of burnt toast?

Monitoring device in my shoes in case of trippage?

Monitoring device in my pants in case of follow through?

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Microsoft to open Windows Stores inside 600 Best Buy locations

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They should open them next door to the £ Pound shop.

Might sell more Surfaces if they were stocked in the £ shop.

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Big browser builders scramble to fix cross-platform zero-day flaw

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Here we go again

Here we go again, lets not tell anyone what it is until we fix it, in a few months time.

Yahoo, yippie Kai Yay!

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NSA: 'Dozens of attacks' prevented by snooping

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Then let me see

Then LET ME SEE the evidence because I am sure as hell not going to take your word for it.

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Interwebs taunt Sir Jony over Apple eye candy makeover

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Re: That all the worlds got? @Moeluk

I love it too, judging by the negative reaction from Fandroids who insist on buying Samsung phones with features that scream at you but don't perform, the design has hit the spot.

The reaction is a barometer.

The greater the negative reaction from Fandroids is an indicator that the iPhone has hit the sweet spot again.

Jealous rage baby, jealous rage.

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Nokia, Microsoft put on brave face as Lumia 925s parachute into Blighty

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I heard

I heard a box of two hundred fell off the back of a delivery van during transit.

They were all handed in.

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Pttow! Ofcom kicks hams out of MoD bands

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Plenty of bands

But no one on there to talk to.

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Facebook, Microsoft beg Feds: Let us tell users what YOU asked for...

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Re: Don't get too excited @Gordon 10

Yes but terrorist activity is lower BECAUSE the IRA are not waging a campaign anymore.

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Appears

Appears to have been a run on toilet paper, with all the sh*t that's flying around.

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Users rage as Fasthosts virtual servers go titsup... again

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Re: But that was yesterday...@florida1920

Not that they could get through to them....

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Store

All you important stuff with us, we never let you down, nothing can ever go wrong........

'I told you not to use the kettle!'

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1,000 O2 staff chose redundancy over Capita

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Who'd have thought it

Who'd have thought it, wasn't Capita the company everyone wanted to work for?

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BBC lied to Parliament about doomed £100m IT monster, thunder MPs

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The BBC tend to lie to everyone when it's all about self preservation.

MP' are just the same, they lie too when it's all about self preservation.

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ROBOT COW teaches Saudi kids where milk comes from

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Having

Having spent many many holidays on my Gandmothers farm as a child I became a dab hand at milking cows, and

having dealt with real cows, their foibles, attitudes to milking and occasional grumpiness and foot stomping I think the idea is a stroke of genius. It's so much safer for the children than a real one. Instead of a minefield of red tape and compliance with Health and Safety legislation, he only needs to have the thing PAT tested.

It was the geese that gave me nightmares, they never took to me.......... I really don't like them you know.

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NSA accused of new crimes ... against slideware

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Re: Yech

I for one like the flattened minimalist style, through that doesn't take away the fact that this guy is a self publishing prat. Still it worked for him didn't it.

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Microsoft in sexism strife again over XBOX rape joke

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Madness

There is always someone who will jump onto the political correctness bandwagon, someone who will find offence in some comment or situation.

These are people who just go out of their way to find offence in some form or another without looking into the context of the situation.

While such things should never be condoned the rule of common sense should be applied, but unfortunately the PC thought police are now firmly established.

Yesterday I heard a woman speaking on Radio 4 who wanted to take the Bank of England to court for not having enough women represented on the back of bank notes. Her tone, the way she made her point did her no favours.

There are more important things to protest in this world.

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US judge revives lawsuit vs Baidu and China

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Seems

It doesn't matter where you live, what nationality you are you will be subject to American Law, even if you have broken no laws in the country of your residence.

The only country that has shown any backbone and has said no to them recently has been New Zealand.

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Exportation of Laws to other countries?

I think the reply from the Chinese Government will be a simple 'go fcuk yourself'.

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