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* Posts by LarsG

2011 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011

Ad-titan Google blocks Adblock Plus in Android security tweak

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Re: To be fair...

It's pressure from advertisers, 'hey Google, you'd better remove any addon that prevents my ads from being seen or else I'll spend my money elsewhere!"

The fact that 190,000,000 users downloaded the app makes no difference, Google needs the revenue it gets from the advertising community.

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Clarkson: 'I WILL find and KILL the spammers who hacked me'

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Technology is not one of his strong points, softly down to his age.

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FIFA stages shoot-out between British and German goal line tech

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Meh

The German system will obviously be more efficient, but the English system will be more sportsman like.

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Nursing watchdog fined £150k for confidential unencrypted DVD loss

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You'd think that after all the previous publicity......

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Bill Gates: Windows Phone strategy was 'a mistake'

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Don't knock Ballmer, the fact remains that the windows phone debacle has been going on for some time, just like most other successful CEO's of companies the ones that everyone worships and adores usually get out in the nick of time.

They usually know when it is time to go, leaving the company and letting the shi*t hit the fan and someone else taking the blame. 'We were always successful during my tenure!' they will claim, but during their tenure they left a lot of unanswered paperwork in the bottom draw.

Cue the 'new' guy, he takes over sits behind the desk and opens the bottom draw...... They are then left to try and put things right.

Happens all the time, the problems withy he windows phones started many years ago.

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Baby-boulder bowling burglar breaks Boulder Apple Store's $100k glass door

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The thief was then caught two days later with the stolen goods courtesy of the find my phone app and serial number registration.

Microsoft commented, 'luckily we don't suffer these kind of smash and grab raids'.

Read into that comment what you will.

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Illicit phone rings in Sri Lankan inmate's back crack

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I suppose

Leaving it on vibrate would have been uncomfortable?

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Australian Parliament issues summons to Apple, Microsoft, Adobe

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Listen

We've lived with this in the UK for years, happens on everything from computers to cars, the excuse is always that it is more expensive to import goods to the UK, something to do with being surrounded by water.

It's a load of tosh, the real reason is that it it not as easy to jump into a car and pop across to another country (like in the EU) to buy it cheaper.

Just like Australia, surrounded by water the shysters consider us a captive audience.

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New Zealand court hands out second peppercorn downloading penalty

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Let me get this straight

It costs the New Zealand tax payer $12 for every $1 they actually collect?

If this is a business model that they work on, how long before the country goes bust?

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Windows Phone 8 hasn't slowed Microsoft's mobile freefall

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There is nothing intrinsically wrong with any platform, it boils down to only one thing...

What is cool and what is not.

Symbian was and now is not.

Windows is not.

Blackberry now has got an image problem

Android was uncool but is now cool.

Apple was cool but now feels like your dad dancing at a party.

The cool factor sells phones whether it has great tech or not.

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HTC profits slump but Kim Jong Un's a fan

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Kim Jong Un

Is the unexpected endorsement?

Do they want to sell any phones?

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Reg Hardware Awards 2012: The Winners...

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Sony

Are runners up in the entertainment section with their 84" television?

Who has actually bought one or is the vote in this section all about aspirational products?

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Huddled immigrant masses face 'British values' quiz

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Questions Questions

1. Where do you claim asylum?

2. Where is the location of the housing benefits office?

3. How do you claim for non-existant children?

4. How do you get your whole family treated on the NHS?

5. How do you arrange a marriage to a British or EU citizen?

6. How do you claim unemployment benefit?

7. How do you play the legal system for years and gain the right to stay?

8. (For terrorists only) How do you prevent deportation?

9. How do you use the Human Rights legislation to your advantage?

10. How do you claim compensation?

10 out of 10 Sir, you can stay.

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Chinese Apple pirate Kuaiyong sets sail for rest of WORLD

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Do you

Do you really want to put a pirated ap on your iphone with a program made in China?

Look what happened with Android, the malware hell they face could be yours if you do.

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Google fills in the blanks on North Korea map data

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Kim Knob is most displeased with this event.

Expect long range rocket to land on HQ in retaliation.

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Apple users: Only Apple can track us! Not Google

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It is only

It is only a slip up when you get caught with your pants down...

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Apple releases iOS 6.1, adds LTE carriers, tweaks security

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THEY RELEASE THE UPDATE

And all iDevices get it there and then!

Android brings out an update....... Er how long will you have to wait for it?

If ever?

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Naked intruder cracks one off in Florida rampage drama

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Dammit

He broke the 72" TV, a 72" TV for goodnesssake!

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Microsoft may be readying Outlook for ARM – or not

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If they don't

If they don't there will be no reason in the Universe to buy a Surface RT.

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Apple loses 'Most Valuable Company' honor to ExxonMobil

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Re: ExxonMobile?

Electronic tech v Oil

Apples v Pears

Until of course Exxon have another oils spill......

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Don't like your cell network? Legal unlocking ends TONIGHT in US

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@Eddy Ito

That my friend is the next step.....

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So glad

Not to be an American't......

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Samsung demands Apple's iOS 6 source code in patent case

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Saucy

You might as well hand them over the keys to your house and let them sleep with your mother, girlfriend, sister and wife.

I think not.

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Climate shocker: Carry on as we are until 2050, planet will be FINE

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So does this mean...

So does this mean that the Government will drop its green energy plan that no other country appears to be bothered about, except Germany, and help to reduce our fuel costs and lower taxes?

No, the great European Sting is climate change as it gives them an excuse to fleece the population with higher taxes, which incidentally are not spent on reducing CO2.

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Boeing 787 fleet grounded indefinitely as investigators stumped

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@bazza

Agreed, fly by wire has been around since the first Airbus, it is a mature technology.

My car has electric steering, the connection between the steering wheel and steering rack is by wire not by by a mechanical or hydraulic connection. In 6 years never a murmur.

However, the carbon fibre technology is untested, the fuselage or wings might not readily show strike damage, whereas with a normal aluminium construction there would be the warning sign of rippling.

The first of its kind, cars,, aircraft, engines etc usually have teething problems and over the years these get iron out. Unfortunately there usually has to be a disaster before the faults are found.

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Grounded indefinitely

Then it is not just a battery problem...........

A design too far perhaps?

I hope not.

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Scottish Power blows a fuse after Twitter hijacking

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2000 followers

What do you mean Scottish Power has 2000 followers.

Do these people have nothing good going on in their lives?

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Facebook DIES ON THE VINE hours after Twitter tie-in

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Zuck Sucks

He wants exclusivity simply because he needs the advertising revenue. Sharing with Twitter waters down his income.

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Apple 'dismayed' to find over 100 kids building its iDevices

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Now

Will Samsung follow suit?

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Twitter must unmask racist French twits or face $1,300-a-DAY fine

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Imagine imagine if

Imagine if Twitter added a button to report offensive tweets?

Every Tom Dick and Harry will be complaining about anything that doesn't suit them.

It will mean that twitter will have to employ a million moderators to manage the swamp of inane crap that gets published.

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Privacy? Free speech? Opinion? Bloody mindedness?

Human Rights to be allowed freedom of expression?

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Now Spanish sperm takes a kick to the cojones

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Maybe

They will need a bailout from the rest of Europe?

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Google: Gov demands for YOUR web data up 70% in just 3 years

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I wonder how many times they request information from other Governments, I wonder how many times they get it?

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Microsoft acknowledges the long and winding road ahead

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Profits not as good as expected

Expect sign of relief from Microsoft when the discounts on Win8 stop 31 Jan

Expect less take up of Win8 after 31 Jan

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Alien space rocks EXPLODE in fireball over Japan

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Unidentified North Korean rocket fail.

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Sympathetic Scots scoff-house offers hard-up Apple fanbois a discount

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20% additional service charge if you produce an Android phone.

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Nokia turns a PROFIT. Sort of

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Profits?

Profits at the expense of people.

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Brit mastermind of Anonymous PayPal attack gets 18 months' porridge

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Now while he is inside

He can educate his cell mates in the fine art of computer crime.

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Greenland ice SIMPLY WOULD NOT MELT in baking +8°C era 120k years ago

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An ice cube melts in the oven

Ice cube in a glass of 30C water melts.

Why are ther no icebergs in the Med?

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Twitter adds loopy videos with Vine integration

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And now for out next feature

More inane rubbish

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Microsoftie's tell-all on 'rival-flinging' Ballmer: The politics of disbelief

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Yes but all big company bosses have these fundamental character traits, or may be I should call them flaws?

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Asteroid mining and a post-scarcity economy

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Re: hmm @Thorne

"The survival of the human race depends on getting off this rock."

Lol that made me laugh.

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UK way behind pack on broadband speed in Europe

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SPEED IS NOT EVERYTHING

Yes a Ferarri would be nice, but I'd be satisfied with a family estate car if it would get me from A to B in a reasonable amount of time.

This fixation on speed when Speed is not everything, a decent connection for everyone would be nice.

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Microsoft to stream blue movies

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If

If The Daily Mail or Dianne Abbot get hold of this article they will think it is all about porn and then will start a campaign to ban it!

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Dotcom says German authors' society canned Mega launch vid

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Re: Views vs Thumbs Up

Who do you think you are kidding Mr Dotcom?

If you think we're on the run,

We are the boys who will stop your little game.

We are the boys who will make you think again.

'Cus who do you think you are kidding Mr Dotcom?

If you think your infringement is done?

Mr. Yank goes off to town

On the 8:21.

But he comes home each evening

And he's ready with his gun.

So watch out Mr Dotcom,

You have met your match in us.

If you think you can push us

We're afraid you've missed the bus.

so who do you think you are kidding Mr Dotcom?

If you think this Yank is done.

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Intel to leave desktop motherboard market

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Reliable, yes but so is an average family car.

Most buyers want cutting edge, innovative design and boundaries that are pushed.

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Samsung set for compensation talks over staff death claims

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Consumers

Consumers of Samsung products no longer occupy the high moral ground.

Do you think that they will take a moment to study the Samsung device they bought and consider the plight of the people that put it together?

Just for a moment?

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Samsung beat Apple for most chip purchases in 2012

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50-1

Look at the figures and you will see there is next to nothing in it between Samsung and Apple. If you consider that Samsung makes 50 products to every one that Apple produces the ratio suggests Apple is more successful per device than Samsung.

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Apple shares dive after quarterly report disappoints Wall Street

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Actually

The markets were expecting this so I will bet that many traders are getting their hands dirty and making mega money by short selling the stock.

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BT in £52m contract tussle: West Country bumpkins hit with broadband delay

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Looks like

Looks like the money will now be sucked up in administration costs, office costs, and expenses cost while they bicker over the small print.

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