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* Posts by LarsG

2070 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011

ASA says 'unlimited' broadband can have 'moderate' limits on it

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Re: Funny

Then the service should be called 'Moderated Unlimited' Broadband and not Unlimited alone.

If you use the legal reasonable man test, a reasonable man would assume that if the word unlimited, in unlimited glasses of cola with your meal, would mean just that. Drink as much as you like.

The same goes wit broadband, but if it is moderated then it should be up front in capital letters and not hidden in section 309/7834/783 of the small print.

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US bill prohibits state use of tech linked to Chinese government

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All of it?

But almost tech has parts made in China, assembled in China supplied by china, raw materials from China!

If this isn't Protectionism then I will eat my sock.

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BIGGEST DDoS ATTACK IN HISTORY hammers Spamhaus

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Re: Spamhous must really be hurting those parasites

Parasites hey, and you know this for sure because Spamhous has told you this?

It's raining gold coins outside, you know this for sure because I told you?

Two sides to every story my friend.

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GCHQ attempts to downplay amazing plaintext password blunder

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Re: The sound you hear

Is the smile appearing on my face and the subdued background noise of laughter.

Rodney you......Plonker!

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Experts agree: Your next car will be smarter than you

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Re: Do not want, and in fact this kind of thing is a fucking 'orrible idea.

Where will I get my adrenaline rush from when I look up and realise the traffic has stopped, forcing me into emergency braking manoeuvres?

The relief I feel afterwards, having missed rear ending the car in front by millimetres is such a rush its close to sex.

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India’s outsourcers battle for customers in a cloudy universe

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If only

At least Indian call centre staff remain friendly when under intense pressure from not too happy callers.

They always remain polite even under adverse conditions and abuse.

Unlike one particular Irish lady I spoke to who sounded so despondent (BT call centre I think) and miserable I asked her if she was Ok if she wanted to call me back later.

'What do you mean by that?' She asked.

'Well, you really sound so down and miserable, have you had a bad morning?'. I replied.

'Why don't you go and fcuk yourself!'

She put the phone down.

God, did she have a sexy Irish accent! If only I'd managed to get her name.

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Rubbish IT means DEATH for UK Border Agency, announces May

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Ok here we go again

Not a surprise here, another waste of tax payers money from a poorly thought out and poorly executed idea.

Then again it's not the first time and it won't be the last.

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Foundry Networks CIO charged in $29m insider trading scam

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Shows how bent the whole system is even with the checks and balances those that make lots of money from what is in effect a betting scam are fiddling it every time.

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Mobile location data identifies individuals

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If you don't know this already you must be from another planet.

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Bill Gates offers big bucks for better condoms

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And Yet

The Catholic Church and the Muslim brethren from the other side say condoms are evil and that abstinence is the way forward.

Bill will have a hard job convincing the new Pope that a free issue of condoms is the answer. The more enlightened know this but as the majority of the worlds poorest populations are Governed by these beliefs he will have a very hard uphill struggle.

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Sony joins iWear face-off

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Eye strain

Has anyone actually done a study on how wearing these things may cause eye strain and headaches?

Will they come with a disclaimer, 'do not wear continually for more,than 15 minutes at a time' or 'may cause seizures if worn continually' or better still 'do not wear if driving, danger of death'.

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Wireless charging on the Galaxy S4: Samsung goes VHS not Betamax

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Hedging

Hedging their bets on a technology that will only increase the cost of ownership.

At a time when there was a push to make standard chargers for all mobile phones they go ahead with a bespoke system.

It will just add to the number of discarded chargers.

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Furious Stephen Fry blasts 'evil' Reg and 'TW*T' Orlowski

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Watch out guys

This man may be part of the group that wants to censor newspapers and publications.

Is he part of the lobby group 'hacked off' funded by some unsavoury luvvies?

It would be the end of El Reg.

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Florida fisherman bags two-headed MUTANT SHARK

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No

Can't you see the stitches where they've been sown together?

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Apple buys indoor mapper WiFiSLAM

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Re: They've bought mappers before ...

Thought they might have wanted to develop this IN HOUSE.

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No, really: Austrians develop hi-tech jewellery made out of concrete

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Not surprising

The Austrians were experts at the manufacture of concrete, look how many bunkers they manufactured during WW2.

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Japan's rare earth discovery bad news for China's monopoly plans

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Re: All hinges on the cost of extraction.

Could use a similar system to the South African sea diamond mining, a really really really long vacuum cleaner extention to suck it up. Though this is a little deeper.....

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T-Mobile patches Wi-Fi eavesdrop vuln

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Fixed

Until the next vulnerability is found.

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Maybe don't install that groovy pirated Android keyboard

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Android Heaven

Of those 293,091 malicious apps, 68,740 were sourced directly from Google Play," writes Rik Ferguson, director of security research and communications at Trend Micro.

So there are many Android users living in blissful ignorance with a phone stuffed full of malware.

Unless Google Play address the problem it will get progressively worse.

It make Apples problems really insignificant in comparison.

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Adware-flinging Yontoo yahoos target Mac users: You like trailers, right fanboi?

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Re: "Windows" Adware? -amazing

A story about malware adware that isn't about Android.

How refreshing.

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Brussels 'mulling probe' into brutal Apple negotiations with networks

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Witch Hunt

Nothing more to say.

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Microsoft, Adobe, wilt during Australian price gouge grilling

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Re: Gouging

They used to do it to the UK, everything from cars to electrical goods.

While not as bad as previous years, the EU rules have evened things out a bit, it still happens here but not on such a scale.

I don't often praise the Aussies, they are a particularly obnoxious bunch of convicts, but in this case I will fly the flag and cheer them on and hope that they make the lives of these money grabbing American thieves a misery.

Well done to the land of Kangaroos.

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Wind farms make you sick … with worry and envy

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Lived with wind turbines all around us for years while living in Germany. I can see 20 from the kitchen window. However it was the nuclear power plant at the bottom of the valley (near Hameln) on the river Weser and with the prevailing winds always heading in our direction that was of more concern.

Strangely many older people in the village seem to develop cancer, though they are generally all older than 85+ when they die.

Would they have lived to 100 if there had been no power plant?

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Space probe spies MYSTERY 'Cold Spot' in very fabric of cosmos itself

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Re: The cold spots...

Love poetry, the finest in the Universe.

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Refusal to swallow scuppers woman's tadpole-smuggling plan

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A girl that

A girl that won't swallow is impolite.

Etiquette has been breached here.

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Fukushima switchboard defeated by rat

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Re: Maybe the rat is a mutant,

I'd be more concerned with finding the creature that coughed up this particular fur ball.

Whatever it was that ate this rat and spit it out onto the circuit board after digesting the goodness out of it, it's something that you don't want to meet on a dark night.

Are all the staff accounted for?

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Another iPhone passcode bypass spell revealed

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Re: Apple will doubtless be more than a little embarrassed at this

Why would they be?

When you consider the crap that gets into android phones on a daily basis this is really nothing to be bothered about.

Rather than being embarrassed I think they just look out of the window and think,'at least we don't use the android OS,' as they turn and go back to their Mocha-chino's with smiles on their faces.

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NASA chief: Earth is DOOMED if we spot a big asteroid at short notice

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Would we rather know we have only one hour left or would we like to be left in ignorance?

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Voyager goes off a (helio) cliff

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It must be feeling really lonely.

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Samsung: We're doing smart watches too

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I would rather wear a proper watch than have some digital anomaly on my wrist.

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Another MYSTERY evacuation: Google UK empties swanky offices

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Flash mobbed by text

Which read 'free iPads outside reception"

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Twitter patents sending messages, promises not to sue everyone

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Re: Prior art

Won't matter in the slightest, they donate enough money to political causes to get away with it and influence the right people.

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One-time wannabe governor charged for Facebook share Ponzi scheme

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Politicians and wannabe politicians

They are pretty much all the same, they are institutionalised petty thieves, some are more successful than others and if they are caught they either use their connections or have enough dirt on people in high places that they get a lenient sentence.

Many of out Members of Parliament deserved to spend time at HM Pleasure but got the benefit of the doubt by claiming 'it was within the rules'.

'Within the rules' is obviously a game played by different rules to the rest of the population.

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Dear gov cyber-ninjas, try NOT to KILL PEOPLE. Love from the lawyers

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War?

War is War and in the end the victors can write the history books.

So if your reasons for declaring war are vague and you do kill lots of innocents, you can dress it up in your memoirs as justified by coming up with all sorts of obscure excuses and lies.

Just make sure that all you enemies are dead, every last one of them, so that they are not in a position to contradict your side of the story.

I can think of a few people this might apply to.

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Report: BlackBerry BYOD-ware doesn't pass UK.gov security test

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Still hackable by the Newspapers?

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Google turns Street View into Mountain View

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Re: Abominable!

Next thing you know there will be targeted advertising on the top of Everest.

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Is UK web speech regulated? No.10: Er. We’ll get back to you

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Who

Who will be the appointed regulators?

I expect that prat by the name of Hugh Grant will have his hand in the air screaming 'pick me, pick me!'

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Supreme Court silence seals Thomas-Rasset's file sharing fate

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Re: @LarsG

Maybe if she was white and middle class she wouldn't have suffered such a disproportionate punishment.

America land of the free refers to the fact that everyone is supposedly equal infront of the law. Unfortunately in this case they are not.

Judges are political appointees, they tow the line especially when so much lobby group money is involved. She has the human right to expect to be proportionately punished for her 'crime'.

Instead this is a Salem Witch Trial and she is being made an example of to others. How much will the next fine be for a mediocre American country and western song? A billion dollars?

You say she was guilty of sharing 1700 songs yet found guilty of 24, but you still infer she was guilty of 1700?

That comment alone tells me all that I need to know about American justice.

Are you American? Figures.

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Bully Boys will always club together.

The disproportionate punishment is reflected in the fact that the Supreme Court refuses to get involved and actually put right a wrong.

But hey, just goes to show the lobbying power and bribe money thrown at the political masters to pressure the courts to take a back seat so they can get what they want.

America land of the free where nothing is free....... And justice can be bought at a price.

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Review: Sony Xperia Z

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Get back to basics

Actually If I bought it, I'd buy it because its a phone.

Am I the only person here who has noticed how all the phone reviews go on about this feature and that feature yet no longer say how good it is as a phone!

First and foremost it is meant to be a phone so I want to know I'd it holds a signal, how clear the speakers are etc etc.

Maybe the reviewers need to get back to basics?

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FinFisher spyware goes global, mobile and undercover

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Re: "FinFisher spyware has been updated to evade detection"

A double bluff perhaps, these are the ones you are expected to find, the properly updated ones are hidden.

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EA Origin vuln puts players at risk

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Re: Um

If the problems they had with SimCity weren't bad enough, now this!

Pretty much says everything about them.

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Weev gets 41 months in prison for exposing iPad strokers' privates

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The justice system

Needs to be updated from 1.0 to 101.9.

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BlackBerry CEO: iPhone past its prime

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Why did you buy your phone?

You buy your phone because it is the one you want, whether the OS is iOS, Win, BBS or Android.

It really doesn't matter, you chose the phone for YOU and your requirements.

I've had all sorts, Seimens, Nokia, Phillips, Sony, Ericsson, Sony Ericsson, HTC, iPhone, Samsung, Nec, Motorola, not in any particular order dating back to my first in 1994.

The last five were a HTC Hero, Desire, Sensation, iPhone 4S and finally iPhone 5. To be honest I have not looked back. I use my phone for my business the iPhones worked without a hitch unlike the HTC's which required daily attention and tweaking.

On the strength of the iPhone I bought an iPad again for business, they both seamlessly update my files as I need them. Finally this year I ditched my crashing slow to start Dell 1645 XPS and bought a MacBook Pro with a I TB drive, not the retina one I might add. Now when I get home late at night I don't need to imput any documents or updated stats and daily calls from my ipad because it is already updated on my MacBook. My old Windows Software, accountancy stuff, games, Office etc runs on a Windows 7 partition or within OSX using Parallels.

I may well have bought into the Apple Ecosystem, but it saves me time and it works without giving me a headache. I no longer have to work into the small hours inputting data because it is done as I go along.

You may have made other choices, that's your choice, just as your preference in food, beverage and sexuality.

All of that is fine with me.

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SimCity owners get free game, EA will get A NEW CEO

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Re: Not too shabby 'are you kidding?'

I sent my copy back and got the refund today from Amazon. My main reason to get rid of it was that it was almost impossible to log on to the same server and find I had to start again.

As to the Games on offer, most gamers will have a copy of them already and if they didn't its because they didn't want them first time around.

I have my money back, and if everyone who complained did the same thing maybe EA would change their tune.

Still went they turn off or reduce the server count next year or the year after, don't winge when you find your saved cities have disappeared in the ether.

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Huawei USB modems vulnerable

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You get what you pay for

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Freeview suddenly UNWATCHABLE dross? It may just be a 4G test

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With

The amount of crap on repeats on TV I won't be missing much anyway.

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Celebrity conspiracy as Apple attacked over customer service

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Storm

Storm in a tea cup, not really relevant in the real world.

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Windows Phone 8 support to end in 2014

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Given

Their history with mobile phones there will be no upgrade path to the next incarnation. Maybe they will take a page out of the Android book in that if you want to upgrade you have to buy new.

One to avoid or not?

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