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* Posts by LarsG

2093 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011

Leaked memo: Apple's iMessage crypto has DEA outfoxed

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I've said it before and I will say it again, US lawmakers are extremely creative in what they decide is criminal activity and even when the activity takes place outside of their jurisdiction. They just change the rules as and where necessary.

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Gov report: Actually, evil City traders DIDN'T cause the banking crash

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A cover up

Don't be conned by the report, it was the bankers pure and simple, without the bankers, no loans could have been given, no mortgages provided and no PPI sold, and no huge bonuses paid out.

Don't kid yourselves, they'll look for a few scapegoats to pin it on.

They just want to change the lasting image of the bent overpaid bankers, the report not blaming them is the beginning.

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Google cofounder Brin sighted in Tesla batmobile

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It's obviously

A google safety feature.

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Australian Feds charge 17-year-old 'Anon' with four crimes

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At least

At least in OZ they admit to arresting him.

The Americans would deny all knowledge of the arrest as he is spirited away into Oblivion.

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Android's US market share continues to slip

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Like a woman's monthly cycle

There are ups and downs.....

And downs and ups.

Statistics if they are to mean something should not be based on a snap shot.

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Ahoy! Google asks US gov't to help sink patent 'privateers'

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Re: Here Here!

Here Here again, the patent should remain with the one that files the patent, they should not be able to sell it. If a patent infringement occurs, the patent holder who filed the patent can then instruct someone to act for them. There are enough no win no fee sharks out there..

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Swedish judge explains big obstacles to US Assange extradition

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Re: Yeh right.

You'd not trust our legal system here in the UK... Why trust anyone else, and the Americans can be very creative when it comes to breaking the Law.

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Microsoft's summer update will be called Windows 8.1

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Re: Fixed that for you

The New windows 8.1 is.............

Windows 7.

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Animal Liberation drone surveillance plan draws fire

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Re: "Nothing to hide, nothing to fear"

The Oz answer to the Animal Rights surveillance drone....

A rifle....

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Court refuses to block Aereo's personal streaming TV service

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Re: $80/year?

I remember a guy had set up an app for what in effect was a BBC newsfeed on Android when there wasn't one, and another who had a free BBC iPlayer on Android that you could even record program's with. This was before the BBC had even developed one... Needless to say the courts stopped it.

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Smartphone running 'Facebook OS' said to debut this week

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Re: Why would a sane person buy one?

Why? There are enough self-important Facebook users out there who think the unimportant, boring, uninteresting minutiae of their sad lives must be shared with the world. To them the pinnacle of smartphones would be a Facebook phone, in their minds this phone gives them affirmation, that they are important to the rest the Universe. Their circle of friends will of course coo and fawn over them and aspire and covet such a phone, thus increasing their own self-importance.

An Amazon phone on the other hand would probably be cheap to buy, cheap to run, cheap to replace Nd come with free delivery on all purchases. Not something you'd want to get out at the pub though.

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Patent shark‘s copyright claim could bite all Unix

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Re: April Fools!

Tut tut...

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Dell directors foresee unremitting brutality in PC market

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Re: The Tree is Dead

The industry tries to kid us that we need expensive Ultrabooks, then it tries to kid us we need a new operating system, then it tries to kid us that laptops and desktops need touch screens, then it tries to kid us we need to upgrade to ensure we have the fastest experience possible.

The consumer on the other hand has got wise to this crap..........

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Second International Cat Video Festival coming to Oakland CA

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Re: Detest the evil things

You could try orange peel on the garden, failing that, collect the sh*t and then throw it back late at night.

My neighbour who had the cat (they've left now) asked me if I had seen any cats climbing over the fence into his garden. He couldn't understand why he had so much sh*t in his, as his cat never made a mess in the garden!

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Jobs' first boss Nolan Bushnell: 'Steve was difficult but valuable'

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Strange how

The comments about Steve Jobs come into the fore when the book is actually about hiring and firing talent.

Forget about Steve Jobs, he's just an example, a foot note to describe a character in the book. Actually read what he has said an you will see that some of it makes sense.

Not many big businesses will like his ideas, the ones that do tend to do this stuff anyway. Just like in politics, you'll never convert the unconverted.

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Wisconsin man cuffed over Koch-blocking DDoS attack

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Not to worry

This guy had his computer hacked and has been set up as the fall guy.

Luckily the authorities will only sentence him to a maximum of 50 years imprisonment (it is after all the USA) and he will probably win his appeal in 20 years when they discover witheld evidence, he will only be 67 so he can continue with his life.

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Google Shopping Express dips toe in same-day home delivery

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They might be able to do it 20 miles from home on a limited customer base with Google Vans. It's a different matter on a national basis.

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Congress plans to make computer crime law much, much worse

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Three strikes and you are out rule... Life Sentences for downloading Justin Beiber songs....

Still it will help the economy by helping to populate the US prisons, therefore increasing demand for spaces, leading to increases in building new prisons, which will lead directly to more employment in the prison sector..

It's comparable to a Ponzi scheme, when the US runs out of prisoners they can export the laws and make them applicable to other countries and import prisoners to help fill prisons, to increase prison building programs, to employ more people in the prison sector......

Either that or the death penalty, but where the profit in that?

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Living in the middle of a big city? Your broadband may still be crap

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This is a way ISP's encourage you to go on to more expensive tariffs, the promises rarely match reality.

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IT Pro confession: How I helped in the BIGGEST DDoS OF ALL TIME

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Re: You are right.. and wrong

The Biggest DDOS attack...... Until the next time

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BlackBerry results not as bad as they possibly could have been

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not as bad as they could have been

That's like saying the nuclear bomb dropped on Nagazaki was not as bad as it could have been ( because of the hills ).

That doesn't mean that it's not bad!

Statistically, shops in the US have stocks of the Z10 simply because no one wants them. By the way has anyone here actually bought one yet and been too embarrassed to tell anyone about it?

No one I know has them and I know a lot of people.

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

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Re: Funny@AC11:21

Totally different context.

If I sell you a car and it has a 12 year paint warranty and after 3 years the paint begins to peel the manufacturer can't say 'ah we cannot fix this under the warranty because you left the car out in the rain'.

There is a reasonable expectation that the car will get wet at some stage. Just as there is an expectation that unlimited broadband does actually mean unlimited. The terms and conditions should reflect this and leave the purchaser in no doubt whatsoever. If I were to buy a car that comes with a disclaimer, 'getting this vehicle wet will invalidate the warranty' I would look elsewhere. The same goes with broadband that says 'unlimited except for...' And lists 20 or so disclaimers. I would go elsewhere.

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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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Pyongyang Photoshop tomfoolery shows wet Norks, skirts blown up

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Utterly, totally, absolutely

BONKERS.

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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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